Panasonic PV-L751 Operating instructions

Panasonic PV-L751 Operating instructions

Camcorder

Operating Instructions

Model No.

PV-L751

Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to operate this product.

Please save this manual.

Guía para rápida consulta en español está incluida.

For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

LSQT0359A

Things You Should Know

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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 at the right.

The serial number is on the tag located on the rear side of your Camcorder. Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient

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Date of Purchase

Dealer Purchased From

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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-A19) with DC

Power Cable (page 10)

1 pc. Battery Pack

(PV-BP18) (pages 9, 10)

1 pc. Audio/Video Cable

(LSJA0283) (pages 21, 22)

1 pc. Shoulder Strap

(VYCW0225) (page 50)

1 pc. VHS PlayPak

(PV-P1/VYMW0009) and one “AA” battery (page 21)

1 pc. 8-Function Remote

(VSQW0038) with one CR2025

Battery. (page 19)

1 pc. CR2025 Clock

Battery (VSBW0004)

(installed in Camcorder)

(page 51)

Remote has been loaded with battery. (page 51)

1 pc. Digital PhotoShot

Disk for Windows 95/98/

Me (LSFT0249) (page

42)

1 pc. CompactFlash Card

[8 MB] (LSFA0009B)

(page 34)

1 pc. PC Connection cable

(RS232C-2.5P)

(LSJA0276) (page 42)

CompactFlash Card is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft in the United States and other countries.

All product/brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.

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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.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL

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 : To assure continued FCC compliance, the user must use only provided shielded interfacing cable with ferrite cores when connecting to computer.

Also, any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the users 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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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.

11. Grounding or Polarization – This video unit may be equipped with either a polarized 2wire 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

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.

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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Table of Contents

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

Using MENU Mode .......................................................................................... 12

Setting the Clock

(Time Zone, Auto Daylight Saving Time) ................................

13~14

Built-in Auto Light

(Using the Light, Replacing the Bulb) .........................................

15

Camera Recording

(Basic, Stand-by, Programmed Recording) .........................

16~18

8-Function Remote Control ............................................................................ 19

Playing Back Recordings

(Basic Playback, Visual Search, Still Picture, Tracking, TV/VCR Playback) ......

20~21

Copying your Tapes (dubbing) ...................................................................... 22

Four-Speed Power Zoom ............. 23

Backlight ....................................... 23

Focus

(Auto/Manual Focus) ................

24

High Speed Shutter

(Auto/Manual Shutter) .

25

Auto Fade ...................................... 26

Color Digital Fade ........................ 27

Color Digital Filter ........................ 28

Digital Zoom ................................. 29

Digital Electronic Image

Stabilization (E.I.S.) .................... 29

Still/Strobe/Wide ........................... 30

Security Mode ............................... 31

Intelligent Titler

(Auto/Manual Title, Phrase Title) ..

32~33

Digital Still Camera ...................... 34

• CompactFlash Card

Insertion/Removal ...................... 34

• Recording ................................... 35

• Using the Light ........................... 36

• Playback ...................................... 36

• Displayed Directry/Image Number . 37

• Deleting Specific Image Pages . 38

• Deleting All Image Pages .......... 38

• Picture in Picture Wipe Title ...... 39

• Digital Wipe Mode ...................... 40

• PhotoShot Title Library ............. 41

PC Connection ....................... 42~45

Using a PCMCIA Adaptor (optional) 46

Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications ....................................................... 47~49

Operation Notes

(Using the Shoulder and Hand Straps, External MIC IN, Cleaning EVF)

50

Replacing Clock/Remote Battery ................................................................... 51

Palmcorder Accessory System ..................................................................... 52

Palmcorder Accessory Order Form .............................................................. 53

Specifications .................................................................................................. 54

Before Requesting Service

(Video Head Cleaning, Self Diagnostic System) ..

55~56

Request for Service Notice ............................................................................ 56

Limited Warranty ....................................................................................... 57~58

Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía Para Uso Rápido ........................................ 59

Index ................................................................................................................. 60

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Self Demo mode is on when the screen below appears. To turn it off, follow steps 1-4 below.

EVF or LCD Monitor

Self Demo Mode

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

,

26

×

LENS / 300

×

D.ZOOM

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

DISPLAY MENU

2

,

3

,

4

VCR

PHOTO

OFF

CAMERA

1

1

Set POWER to CAMERA.

2

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

Press UP

or

DOWN

to select

SELF DEMO

.

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELF DEMO ; ON

BLACK

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SET : PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

3

Press DISPLAY to select OFF.

4

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 a function key other than Light, Play, Rewind

Search, Fast Forward Search, Stop, and

Still 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

Charge Battery Pack fully before

operation (page 9).

1

Plug in AC

Adaptor.

2

Insert Battery. CHARGE

Lamp flashes, then stays lit when charging is complete.

Insert Cassette

1

Attach fully charged Battery

(page 9).

2

Slide TAPE EJECT

to open door.

3

Insert cassette

(page 11).

4

Press here to close door.

Protection Film

Note:

• Remove the Protection Film before use.

Camera Recording

When the LCD monitor is open, the EVF automatically turns OFF (page 16).

1

Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor.

Swing it fully open and adjust the angle.

2

Set POWER to CAMERA.

3

Press RECORD/PAUSE

to start recording.

Press RECORD/PAUSE

Protection Film

again to pause recording.

Note:

• Remove the Protection Film before use.

Playback using the LCD Monitor

When the LCD monitor is open, the EVF automatically turns OFF (page 20).

VCR

PHOTO

OFF

CAMERA

1

Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor.

Swing it fully open and adjust the angle (see above).

2

Set POWER to VCR.

3

Press REWIND/SEARCH to rewind tape.

4

Press PLAY to start playback.

5

Press STOP to stop playback.

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Supplying Power

Charging the Battery Pack

Charge Battery Pack fully before use.

2

3

POWER

Lamp

CHARGE

Lamp

A

PAC

K

BATTE

RY

BATTERY

PACK

B

(Top View)

1

1

Plug in AC Adaptor.

POWER Lamp lights.

2

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.

3

Remove Battery.

Slide Battery to the left and lift off.

Note:

• Charging takes about 1 and 1/2 hours.

• 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).

Using the Battery Pack

A fully charged Battery provides a maximum of about 2 hours of continuous use (LCD monitor off) or about 1.5 hours (LCD monitor on). Actual time may vary due to operating conditions. Using the Built-in Light decreases operating time.

a

BATTERY

PACK

A

B b

A

Attach Battery.

a

Insert top of Battery into top of mounting surface.

b

Press and snap into place.

B

Remove Battery.

Slide BATTERY RELEASE and remove

Battery.

Battery Refresh

This feature completely discharges

Battery before recharging begins.

Use after every 5 charges for optimum

Battery performance.

PACK

BATTERY

REFRESH

Lamp

BATTERY

REFRESH

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 7 and 1/2 hours when

Battery Refresh is used.

• Battery will not operate in extremely high temperatures.

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Supplying Power

Battery Care

Caution:

• 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.

Safety precautions:

• 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.

To avoid Battery damage:

• 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.

To prolong Battery life:

• While not in use, remove Battery from the Camcorder and AC Adaptor and store in a cool, dark, dry place.

• Keep Battery terminals clean.

R

B

R

C

U.S.A. CONSUMERS: ATTENTION:

RBRC

The product you have purchased is powered by a nickel cadmium battery

Ni-Cd

which is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, 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 for information on how to recycle this battery.

AC Adaptor

Car Battery Cord (Optional)

DC Power Cable

Cigarette

Lighter

Socket (12 V)

POWER Lamp

DC IN

Connector

DC IN

Connector

VCR DC OUT

Connector

1

Connect AC Adaptor VCR DC OUT to

Camcorder DC IN with supplied DC

Power Cable.

2

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.

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)

Cigarette

Lighter Plug

1

Connect PV-C16 Car Battery Cord

(optional) to Camcorder DC IN.

2

A Start engine first.

B Plug Car Battery Cord into

Cigarette lighter socket.

• If Car Battery cord fuse needs replacing, use exact current rating

Note:

(in amps).

• 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 lighter plug.

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Cassette Insertion/Removal

Cassette Information

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1

3

2

4

1

Turn Tape Wheel in direction of arrow until there is no slack.

2

Attach Battery (page 9).

3

Slide TAPE EJECT to open door.

4

Insert cassette as shown.

5

Press here to close door.

• To remove the cassette, slide the TAPE

EJECT switch.

Record/Playback Time

Use tapes with the mark in this unit.

Tape Speed

Selector Position

SP

(Standard Play)

SLP

(Super Long Play)

TC-20

20 minutes

1 hour

Cassette type

TC-30

30 minutes

1 hour

30 minutes

TC-40

40 minutes

2 hours

• SLP playback may contain more picture noise.

Erase Protection Tab

Protects tapes from being accidentally erased.

1 2

Slide tab type

1

To prevent accidental erasing,

break off tab with screwdriver.

(Or, slide tab open.)

2

To record again,

cover hole with adhesive tape.

(Or, slide tab closed.)

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Using MENU Mode

3

2

FAR

FOCUS

NEAR

1

,

4

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR.

1

Press MENU for MENU mode.

The CAMERA or VCR MENU screen (see below left) appears when Menu mode is entered.

2

Press UP

or DOWN

to highlight the desired menu item.

3

Press DISPLAY to set selection.

4

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.

MENU Mode (CAMERA) Screen

1

2

3

4

5

MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET

END

: PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

: PUSH MENU KEY

1

PROGRAMMED REC (page 18).

Camcorder starts and stops recording at a preset time.

2

TITLE (pages 32, 33).

AUTO/MANUAL : 16 items

PHRASE : 10 items

3

SHUTTER (page 25).

Select desired shutter speed.

6

7

8

9

PAGE 2/2

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELF DEMO ; OFF

SECUR I TY ; OFF

V I DEO EFFECTS ; FADE

BLACK

4

STAND-BY RELEASE (page 17).

ON: Enables quick resumption of recording from Stand-by mode.

5

CLOCK SET (pages 13, 14).

Select to set clock.

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

6

DISPLAY (page 47).

ON: On-screen Display (OSD) screens are displayed.

MENU Mode (VCR) Screen

7

SELF DEMO (page 7).

ON: SELF DEMO screen is displayed.

5

6

- - - MENU - - -

CLOCK SET

D I SPLAY ; ON

8

SECURITY (page 31).

ON: Enables Motion Security recording.

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

9

VIDEO EFFECTS (pages 26~28).

AUTO FADE : BLACK or WHITE

DIGITAL FADE : TYPE 7 types

COLOR 8 colors

DIGITAL FILTER : COLOR 5 colors

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Set the following items in order: Time

Zone, Daylight Saving Time, Date, and Time.

Setting the Clock

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR.

FAR

FOCUS

DISPLAY

NEAR

MENU

1

,

2

,

3

,

4

1

Press MENU for MENU mode.

Press UP

or DOWN

to select

CLOCK SET

.

MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

T I TLE

SHUTTER

STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF

: PUSH

/

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

: PUSH

/

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

: PUSH MENU KEY

[ VCR MODE ] [ CAMERA MODE ]

2

Press DISPLAY for

CLOCK SET menu.

Press UP

or DOWN

▼ to select TIME ZONE,

DST, or DATE/TIME.

- - - CLOCK SET - - -

T I ME ZONE ; EASTERN

DATE / T I ME

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

3

Press DISPLAY for menu of item selected in step 2.

To change the setting:

TIME ZONE

Go to step 3a on page 14.

D.S.T.

Go to step 3b on page 14.

DATE/TIME

Go to step 3c on page 14.

4

Press MENU twice to exit.

(continued on next page)

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Setting the Clock (continued)

3a

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.

- - - SELECT TIME ZONE - - -

EASTERN

CENTRAL

ALASKA

HAWA I I

SAMOA

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

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.

6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00

3b

Auto Daylight Saving Time

Clock will auto-adjust to daylight saving time (DST).

DST: AUTO

Spring (First Sunday in April) :

ahead 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.

- - DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME - -

AUTO

OFF

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

Autumn (Last Sunday in October) :

back one hour.

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 :

FAR

- - - DATE/TIME SETTING - - -

1 2 : 0 0 : 0 0 A M

J A N 1 2 0 0 1

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

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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Using the Light

For recording in dim lighting.

Built-in Auto Light

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

ON

LIGHT

OFF AUTO

Set LIGHT to AUTO.

Light turns on/off automatically according to lighting conditions.

Or, set LIGHT to ON/OFF manually.

1 x SP

REC

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.

12:00:00AM

JAN 1 2001

Caution:

appears in EVF or

LCD monitor when

Light is on.

Light becomes hot. Never cover Light while on.

Replacing the Bulb

1

4

2

3

Before you begin...

• Order Part No. VULS0001 (VLLW0015 and cushions) for replacement bulb unit.

• Set POWER to OFF.

1

Press in on both sides of lens cover and pull straight out and off.

2

Using Tweezers or needle-nose pliers, carefully remove bulb.

Take unit to service center if you need assistance.

3

Replace bulb using a clean cloth or tissue. (Do not touch with fingers.)

4

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 or LCD

(Liquid Crystal Display) monitor.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

3

1

Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor. Swing LCD monitor fully open

and adjust viewing angle.

• If you want to record using EVF, close and lock LCD monitor.

1

3 VISION

ADJUSTMENT

2

Set POWER to

CAMERA.

Lens Cover opens.

Power Lamp lights.

PAUSE

CAUTION :

Rotating partially open LCD monitor may block cassette door and damage Camcorder body.

SPEED

SP/SLP

4

Built-in Twin

Capsule 2-Way

Microphone

System

• Be sure POWER is fully turned to

EVF or LCD Monitor

(Record/Pause mode)

CAMERA position.

• EVF or LCD monitor turns on/off by the

POWER switch.

• EVF shuts off when LCD monitor is opened and turns back on when LCD is closed.

• 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.

3

LCD

: Turn BRIGHT control to

monitor

adjust LCD monitor brightness level.

EVF

Power

Lamp

: Look into EVF and adjust

VISION ADJUSTMENT to your eyesight.

4

Hold down TAPE SPEED for about 1 second to change tape speed to SP/SLP

PHONE

(earphone)

5

(page 11).

6

Set POWER to

OFF when finished.

Tape speed

jack

6

2

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.

• To hear sound while recording, connect earphone (M3 type: not supplied) to PHONE jack. Earphone volume cannot be changed while in CAMERA mode.

5

Press RECORD/

PAUSE to start or pause recording.

RECORD

SP

EVF or LCD Monitor

(Record mode)

• To remove the cassette, slide the

TAPE EJECT switch (page 11).

WARNING:

• Do not leave the camcorder with the EVF aimed directly at the sun. This may cause damage to the internal parts of the EVF.

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Camera Recording

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DISPLAY

NEAR

MENU

c

STILL

DEL

b

PLAY

2

,

3

,

4

VCR

Stand-by Quick Release

If left in RECORD/PAUSE mode for 5 minutes, Camcorder switches to Standby mode to conserve battery. When set to ON, Stand-by Quick Release lets you resume recording by pressing

RECORD/PAUSE two times. Stand-by

Quick Release is set to OFF at the factory.

1

Set POWER to CAMERA.

MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

2

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

; AUTO

STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF

Press UP or

DOWN to

: PUSH SPLAY KEY select

STAND-BY RELEASE

.

3

Press DISPLAY to select ON/OFF.

ON : From Stand-by mode, press

RECORD/PAUSE two times to resume recording.

OFF : From Stand-by mode, set POWER to OFF, then to

CAMERA. Press RECORD/

PAUSE to record.

4

Press MENU to exit.

a

REW

STOP

FF

+

B

1

,

b

,

c

,

A

,

C a

,

d

,

D

Manual Easy Editing

For proper continuity when taping from Stop mode or after attaching a new Battery.

A

Set POWER to VCR.

B a

Press REWIND/SEARCH to rewind a few seconds of tape.

B b

Press PLAY to review recording.

C c

Press STILL where you want to continue recording.

C

Set POWER to CAMERA.

D

Press RECORD/PAUSE to resume recording.

Easy Edit Stand-by

For a smooth transition between scenes if recording is stopped, and then started within 24 hours.

a

Press RECORD/PAUSE to stop recording.

b

Set POWER to OFF and leave cassette in Camcorder.

c

To resume recording, set POWER to

CAMERA.

d

Press RECORD/PAUSE to resume recording.

Note:

• Use Manual Easy Edit (left) if more than

24 hours before recording is resumed.

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Camera Recording

Programmed Recording

Set a recording start and stop time. Or, set a 5 or 10 second interval recording to be done each minute.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

Use AC Adaptor for longer recordings.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

UP

DOWN

DISPLAY MENU

1

,

2

,

3

REC TIME :

4

*1 Record 5 seconds each minute.

*2 Record 10 seconds each minute.

1

Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP

or

DOWN

to select

PROGRAMMED REC .

MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

; AUTO

: PUSH

/

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

2

Press DISPLAY.

(Current time is displayed.)

Each additional press

of DISPLAY increases start time by 30 minutes.

START ;

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

3

Press DOWN

to select REC TIME .

Press DISPLAY

repeatedly to select one of the options shown at left.

START ; 10 : 20PM

REC TIME ; 10MIN.

SELECT : PUSH

/

To cancel the setup, press MENU twice.

4

Press RECORD/PAUSE

to place Camcorder in stand-by mode.

STAND-BY

START ; 10:20PM

REC TIME ; 10MIN.

10:20:00PM

JUN 1 2001

Recording will be done as scheduled.

Note:

• Start time may not be set over 24 hours from current time.

• Camcorder shuts off at tape end, or 12 hours after Interval Recording starts.

• To cancel, set POWER to OFF.

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8-Function Remote Control

Remote Control Operation

Operate Camcorder’s main functions up to about 5 m (16 feet) away.

Aim remote at sensor on Camcorder.

1

2

3

4

T

REC/

PAUSE

W

REW SEARCH FF

PLAY

STOP STILL

5

6

7

Controlled Functions

1 POWER ZOOM

page 23.

2 REWIND/SEARCH

page 20.

3 PLAY

page 20.

4 STOP

page 20.

5 RECORD/PAUSE

page 16.

6 FAST FORWARD/SEARCH

page 20.

7 STILL

page 20.

Remote Sensor

Note:

• If you press REC/PAUSE on the remote control with the LCD monitor rotated 180

° to face the same direction as the lens/ subject, “RECORD” or “PAUSE” is displayed on-screen in extra large characters for confirmation.

Important Note:

• After 5 minutes in Record/Pause mode, the camcorder will shut off to conserve battery power. If recording is resumed within 30 minutes, press REC/PAUSE once.

If over 30 minutes, set POWER to OFF, then CAMERA, then press REC/PAUSE.

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Playing Back Recordings

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert recorded tape.

D

DISPLAY

1

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

NEAR

MENU

3

E

Speaker

STILL

DEL

B

PLAY

A

REW

C

STOP

FF

+

Power Lamp

Playback on EVF or LCD Monitor

1

Press LCD-OPEN and swing LCD monitor fully open.

• If you want to playback on EVF, close and lock LCD monitor.

2

Set POWER to VCR.

Power Lamp lights.

• If tape has no record tab, auto playback begins.

• EVF or LCD monitor turns on/off by the POWER switch.

• EVF shuts off when LCD monitor is opened and turns back on when LCD is closed.

3

Playback function buttons.

A REW

: Rewind tape.

B PLAY

: Play tape.

C STOP

: Stop tape.

D

BRIGHT : Adjust LCD monitor brightness.

E

VOLUME: Adjust volume of speaker, or earphone if connected.

Press “T” : Volume up (+).

Press “W”: Volume down (-).

Note:

• Using LCD monitor reduces battery operating time. Return LCD monitor to locked position when not in use.

• When earphone (M3 type: not supplied) is connected to PHONE jack, speaker is muted.

PHONE

(earphone) jack

2

Special Effects

Quick Visual Search

Search Speed

• SP (Standard Play) : 3 times normal.

• SLP (Super Long Play) : 9 times normal.

Tracking Control

During playback, press:

• FF : fast forward search

• REW : rewind search

Press again or press PLAY for normal play.

Auto Tracking

Continuously analyzes each recording for optimum picture quality.

Manual Tracking

Some recordings require manual adjustment to reduce noise.

Press UP or DOWN

until Playback picture clears up.

Press DISPLAY to return to Auto Tracking.

Still Picture

Press STILL to freeze picture.

Press again for normal play.

This feature works best in SLP mode (page 11).

Note:

• During search, horizontal noise bars will appear.

Audio is muted.

• To protect video heads and tape, operating modes will revert as follows after 5 minutes:

Still Stand-by

Stand-by Power off (when Battery Pack is used).

• Tape auto-rewinds if played or fast forwarded to end.

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Playing Back Recordings

TV Playback or Viewing

Connect Camcorder to a TV to view playback or recordings in progress.

Connections

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Make all TV-Camcorder connections.

To Audio

In

T V

To Video

In

1

Set POWER to:

VCR

➞ view playback.

CAMERA

➞ view picture as it is recorded.

2

Turn TV ON and set to LINE INPUT.

See TV owner’s manual.

3

Begin playback or recording.

Audio/

Video Out

Audio/Video Cable

(Supplied)

CATV System Installer

This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 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 of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

VCR Playback using PlayPak

1

Load Battery in PlayPak

Remove Battery lid and insert AA battery.

• Do not reverse polarity.

• Replace battery when tape loading/unloading takes longer than usual.

2

3

Remove Cassette

a

Slide RELEASE

and wait for lid to open.

b

Push cassette out through

hole in bottom of

PlayPak with your finger.

Insert Cassette in PlayPak

a

Turn cassette

Tape Wheel in

direction of arrow to take up any slack.

b

Slide RELEASE to open cassette lid.

c

Insert the

cassette with the window up and on the left, then snap lid shut.

• Do not obstruct cassette reel while loading.

• Allow PlayPak Load Detector to fully retract before using in VHS VCR.

Load Detector

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Copying your Tapes (dubbing)

Connections

STILL

DEL

PLAY

Source

(Playing)

Camcorder

REW

STOP

FF

+

T V

1

Insert a pre-recorded tape

into Camcorder and a blank tape with record tab into VCR.

2

Press PLAY on Camcorder, then press

STILL at starting point.

Audio/Video

Out

Audio/Video

Cable

(supplied)

To Audio In

VHF Connecting

Cable

(not supplied)

3

Press REC, then STILL/PAUSE on

VCR.

4

Press STILL on Camcorder and STILL/

PAUSE on VCR to start copying.

To Video In

5

Press STOP on both units to stop copying.

Recording VCR

Before you begin...

• Make Camcorder-VCR connections (see left).

• Turn both units on.

• Set VCR input signal to LINE.

Please see VCR owner’s manual.

• Set Camcorder POWER to VCR.

Monitor with your TV

• Turn TV on and tune to VCR channel

(CH3 or CH4).

• Set TV/VCR Selector on VCR to VCR.

Note:

• Camcorder will only playback tapes recorded in SP or SLP mode.

• Dubbing may reduce picture quality.

CAUTION:

Unauthorized exchanging and/or copying of copyrighted recordings may be copyright infringement.

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Four-Speed Power Zoom

Zoom in (close up) and out (wide angle) in one of four speeds ranging from slow (16 seconds) to fast (2 seconds).

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

Zoom In (“T”)

2

X

8

X

W

T

Zoom Out (“W”)

• Zoom slowly:

Lightly press “T” (telephoto) or “W” (wide angle) POWER ZOOM button.

• Zoom quickly:

Apply more pressure to the button.

Use when subject is darker than surroundings, in shadowed area, or in front of the light source.

Backlight

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

Press BACKLIGHT while recording to select the level of backlight compensation.

In normal lighting, press BACKLIGHT repeatedly until no indicator is displayed.

BACKLIGHT

Press BACKLIGHT.

EVF or LCD Monitor

Normal (No Indication)

First press

(Low)

Second press

(Medium)

Third press

(High)

Fourth press

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Focus

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

Auto Focus

Camcorder automatically focuses on subject even during zooming.

Auto Focus is on when “MF” is not displayed in EVF or LCD monitor.

Press MANUAL FOCUS to remove “MF” in EVF or LCD monitor if necessary.

Manual Focus

Use Manual Focus (MF) when :

• recording through glass.

• lighting is poor.

• subject is far away with objects in foreground.

• subject has distinct horizontal lines.

• subject is not centered in EVF or LCD monitor.

• subject has a shiny surface.

• subject is slanted.

• subject is bright and flat, like a white wall.

• subject has fast motion, like a golf swing.

3

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

NEAR

4

2

MANUAL

FOCUS TITLE

EVF or LCD Monitor

M F

1

Press MANUAL FOCUS so “MF” (Manual

Focus) appears in EVF or LCD monitor.

2

Hold down “T” (telephoto) on POWER

ZOOM to maximum zoom in.

3

Press UP

(FAR) or DOWN

(NEAR)

until subject is in focus.

Back away from subject if necessary.

4

Hold down “W” (wide angle) on POWER

ZOOM as desired.

• Refocus as needed

when aiming at new scenes.

1

Macro Focus (close-ups)

Auto Focus functions up to 12.7 mm (1/2 inch) from subject.

Hold down “W” on POWER ZOOM to maximum wide angle.

Bring Camcorder up close to the subject.

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Improves Still or Slow Motion playback picture of high speed subjects (e.g. a tennis stroke), when viewed on Camcorder or 3 or

4 head VCR.

High Speed Shutter

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

Auto Shutter

In AUTO mode (no indication in EVF or LCD Monitor), shutter speed is auto-adjusted from

1/60 to 1/350 according to subject brightness.

• AUTO mode is selected each time POWER is set to CAMERA.

Manual Selection

The faster the shutter speed, the more light is needed for proper picture and color quality.

High Speed Shutter indication flashes if light is inadequate. Provide additional light.

FAR

FOCUS

DISPLAY

NEAR

MENU

1

,

2

,

3

1

Press MENU for MENU mode.

Press UP

or DOWN

to select

SHUTTER

.

2

Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select shutter speed.

CLOCK SET

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

3

Press MENU to exit.

Note:

• Provide additional halogen or tungsten light for use indoors or in poor light. Fluorescent light degrades picture.

• Auto Focus may not function properly if high speed shutter is used in inadequate light.

• Setting reverts to AUTO each time POWER is set to CAMERA.

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Auto Fade

An interesting way to open and close scenes.

FAR

FOCUS

2

,

3

,

4

,

5

DISPLAY

NEAR

MENU

FADE

1

RECORD/

PAUSE

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to FADE.

2

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

Press UP

or

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELF DEMO ; OFF

SECUR I TY ; OFF

V I DEO EFFECTS ; FADE

BLACK

DOWN

to select

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET

END

: PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

: PUSH MENU KEY

VIDEO EFFECTS

.

3

Press DISPLAY for

VIDEO EFFECTS menu.

Press UP

or

DOWN

▼ to select

AUTO FADE

.

4

Press DISPLAY for

AUTO FADE ;

COLOR menu.

Press UP

or

DOWN

to select

BLACK or WHITE.

- - - VIDEO EFFECTS - - -

AUTO FADE

DIGITAL FADE

DIGITAL FILTER

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

- - - AUTO FADE ; COLOR - - -

BLACK

WHITE

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

5

Press DISPLAY to confirm entry.

Press MENU to exit.

Fade In

FADE

FADE

Fade In:

In RECORD/PAUSE mode, press FADE

so “FADE” flashes in EVF or LCD monitor.

Press RECORD/PAUSE.

Recording starts as picture and sound gradually fade in.

FADE

WHITE

FADE

WHITE

Fade Out:

While recording, press FADE so “FADE” flashes in EVF or LCD monitor.

Press RECORD/PAUSE.

Picture and sound gradually fade out, and recording is paused.

WHITE BLACK

Fade Out

Note:

• Auto Fade will not function during Digital

Wipe mode or Picture in Picture Wipe Title.

If FADE is pressed accidentally, press again so “FADE” disappears in EVF or LCD monitor.

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Choose from 7 fade effects in 8 different colors.

2

,

3

,

4

,

5

,

6

7 1

FAR

FOCUS

DISPLAY

NEAR

MENU

EVF or LCD monitor

Color Digital Fade

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to FADE.

2

Press MENU for MENU mode.

Press UP

or

DOWN

to select

VIDEO EFFECTS

.

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELF DEMO ; OFF

; OFF

V I DEO EFFECTS ; FADE

BLACK

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET

END

: PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

: PUSH MENU KEY

- - - VIDEO EFFECTS - - -

3

Press DISPLAY for

VIDEO EFFECTS menu.

AUTO FADE

DIGITAL FADE

DIGITAL FILTER

Press DOWN

to select

DIGITAL FADE

.

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

4

Press DISPLAY for DIGITAL FADE menu.

Press UP

or DOWN

to select

TYPE

.

Press DISPLAY for TYPE menu.

Press UP

or DOWN

to select from 7 different types of fades.

• A preview of each fade type is displayed as it is selected.

- - - DIGITAL FADE - - - - - DIGITAL FADE ; TYPE - -

TYPE ;

SOFT

COLOR ; WHITE

SELECT : PUSH

/

SOFT

SHARP

MOSAIC

SOFT

SHARP

STRIPE

RANDOM

SELECT : PUSH

/

SFT

SHR

MSC

SFT

SHR

STR

RDM

SHR

RED

WHT

YEL

RED

MAG

BLU

CYN

GRN

BLK

For more effects, stop fade in or fade out at any time (except RANDOM mode) by pressing FADE.

Then, press FADE to resume fade.

Note:

• Audio is not affected by fade.

• To cancel Digital Fade, do steps 1, 2,

3, and 6. In step 3, select AUTO FADE.

• Color Digital Fade will not function during Digital Wipe mode or Picture in

Picture Wipe Title.

5

Press DISPLAY for DIGITAL FADE menu.

Press DOWN

to select

COLOR

.

Press DISPLAY for COLOR menu. Press

UP

or DOWN

to select from 8 colors.

• A preview of each color is displayed as it is selected.

- - - DIGITAL FADE - - - - - DIGITAL FADE ; COLOR - -

TYPE ;

SOFT

COLOR ; WHITE

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

6

Press DISPLAY to confirm entry.

Press MENU twice to exit.

7

Press FADE for about 2 seconds to fade out during recording (selected fade type flashes). Press FADE again to fade in.

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Color Digital Filter

Digital Filter adds one of 5 colors to entire picture, like a color filter.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

2

,

3

,

4

,

5

1

FAR

FOCUS

DISPLAY

NEAR

MENU

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to FADE.

2

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

PAGE 2/2

Press UP

or

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELF DEMO ; OFF

DOWN

to select

SECUR I TY ; OFF

V I DEO EFFECTS ; FADE

VIDEO EFFECTS

.

BLACK

SELECT : PUSH

SET

/

KEY

: PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

3

Press DISPLAY for

VIDEO EFFECTS menu.

Press DOWN

▼ to select

DIGITAL FILTER

.

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

6

VCR

OFF

PHOTO

CAMERA

EVF or LCD monitor

4

Press DISPLAY for DIGITAL FILTER menu. Press UP

or DOWN

to select from 5 colors.

• A preview of each color is displayed as it is selected.

SEPIA BLUE

YELLOW GREEN

RED

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY

5

Press DISPLAY to confirm entry.

Press MENU to exit.

D.FILTER

RED

SEPIA

YEL

RED

BLU

GRN

6

Start recording (page 16).

• To cancel Digital Filter, set POWER

to OFF.

Note:

• Color Digital Filter will not function during

Digital Wipe mode, Picture in Picture Wipe

Title or Still/Strobe/Wide.

• Picture returns to normal in Still mode.

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Digital Zoom

Power Zoom magnification is digitally increased.

3

T W

1 2

,

4

50

×

Note:

• If “NOW IN DIGITAL WIPE” is displayed when

D. ZOOM is pressed, DIGITAL SELECT is currently in DIGITAL WIPE mode and the

DIGITAL ZOOM feature is not available.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to D.ZOOM.

2

Press D. ZOOM.

once

D.ZOOM 1 (150

× maximum)

twice

D.ZOOM 2 (300

× maximum)

The Higher digital magnification levels may cause picture distortion.

3

Hold down “T” on POWER ZOOM.

Digital Zoom starts when normal zoom reaches maximum (26

×).

• Zoom level appears in EVF or LCD monitor.

• POWER ZOOM switch controls digital zoom level.

• Normal zoom resumes when level falls to 26

×

.

4

Press D. ZOOM to turn off Digital Zoom so no indication appears.

Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (E.I.S.)

Helps stabilize picture when recording in unstable situations.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

1 2

,

3

EIS

NORMAL

Digital EIS ON

Note:

• If “NOW IN DIGITAL WIPE” is displayed when EIS is pressed, DIGITAL SELECT is currently in DIGITAL WIPE mode and the Digital E.I.S. feature is not available.

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to EIS.

2

Press EIS to display “EIS” in the EVF or

LCD monitor.

• Image becomes slightly enlarged and shutter speed auto-adjusts from 1/80 to

1/350 according to brightness.

• Use High Speed Shutter (page 25) if needed. Shutter speed setting remains after EIS is canceled.

3

Press EIS again to cancel when not in use.

E.I.S. may not function during...

• extreme Camcorder movement.

• recording of subjects with distinct horizontal or vertical stripes.

• low light situations (EIS indicator flashes).

• intense fluorescent lighting situations.

• recording of very fast motion.

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Still/ Strobe/ Wide

1 2

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to STILL/

STROBE.

2

Press STILL/STROBE repeatedly for desired function as described below.

Selection order

First

Press

Second

Press

Third Press

Hold down for more than 3 seconds

NORMAL STILL STROBE WIDE

Third

Press

Fourth

Press

EVF or LCD monitor

Still

STILL

Records a still image from the current picture.

STROBE

Records a progression of still images in

1/6 of a sec. intervals.

Strobe

Wide Screen

Normal Wide

WIDE SCREEN

Records a picture that will fill entire screen of a wide screen (16

×

9 aspect ratio) TV.

• Picture appears distorted in EVF or

LCD monitor.

Note:

• If “NOW IN DIGITAL WIPE” is displayed when STILL/STROBE is pressed,

DIGITAL SELECT is currently in DIGITAL

WIPE mode and the STILL/STROBE/

WIDE feature is not available.

• Wide screen recordings must be played back on a wide screen TV (16

×

9 aspect ratio) or picture will be distorted.

• If title is added (pages 32, 33) during Wide mode, it will be distorted when played back on a wide screen TV.

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Recording starts automatically if motion is detected.

Security Mode

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

Use AC Adaptor for longer recordings.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

• Securely position and aim Camcorder.

2

,

3

,

4

UP

DOWN

DISPLAY MENU

1

Slide DIGITAL SELECT to EIS.

2

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELF DEMO ; OFF

; OFF

Press UP

or

BLACK

DOWN

to select

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SET : PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

SECURITY

.

3

Press DISPLAY to select ON.

4

Press MENU for Motion Security standby mode. (If cassette is not inserted,

“ ” will flash.)

1

Motion Security may mistakenly start when:

• background is plain, like a white wall, or has distinct vertical, horizontal, or slanted stripes, like a venetian blind.

• brightness suddenly changes.

Motion Security may not start when:

• motion is very slow or fast.

• moving object is very small.

• motion occurs only in 1 corner of viewing area.

• in poor lighting (in this case, MOTION

SECURITY flashes).

• background is plain, like a white wall, or has distinct horizontal or vertical stripes.

MOTION

SECURITY

MOTION

SECURITY

• Recording will start about 3 seconds after motion is detected.

• Date and time are recorded if displayed in EVF or LCD monitor

(page 16).

• Recording stops about 30 seconds after motion ceases.

To cancel Security Mode, set POWER to

OFF.

Note:

• Security recording starts if Camcorder is bumped or repositioned.

• This feature is not available during normal recording.

• While in Motion Security stand-by, the following functions are not available:

Record/Pause, Stand-by mode, Digital

E.I.S., Video Effects (Auto/Digital Fade,

Digital Filter).

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Intelligent Titler

Automatic Title

Camcorder auto-displays title greeting on selected holidays when power is first turned on. See title list below.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

DISPLAY MENU

4

VCR

OFF

PHOTO

CAMERA

1

,

2

,

3

MANUAL

FOCUS TITLE

5

1

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

Press UP

or

DOWN

to select

TITLE

.

- - - MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

PROGRAMMED REC

T I TLE ; AUTO/MANUAL

SHUTTER ; AUTO

STAND-BY RELEASE ; OFF

CLOCK SET

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

SET : PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

END : PUSH MENU KEY

2

Press DISPLAY to select AUTO/

MANUAL.

3

Press MENU to exit.

4

To record the title, press RECORD/

PAUSE.

5

Press TITLE while recording to remove title.

Note:

• Once removed, title will not be auto-displayed. To redisplay, or select from other titles, use Manual Title (see below).

EVF or

LCD Monitor

Automatic/Manual

Title Display

Automatic/Manual Title Display List

Dec. 31–Jan. 1

Feb. 14

2nd Sunday in May

HAPPY NEW YEAR! /

CHEERS!

VALENTINE’S DAY /

BE MY VALENTINE

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY /

WE LOVE YOU!

Last Monday in May

3rd Sunday in Jun.

Jul. 4

1st Monday in Sep.

Oct. 31

MEMORIAL DAY

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY /

WE LOVE YOU!

INDEPENDENCE DAY

LABOR DAY

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

4th Thursday in Nov.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Dec. 24–25 MERRY CHRISTMAS /

HO! HO! HO!

These Titles must be HAPPY EASTER displayed manually.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

VACATION

WEDDING DAY

A SPECIAL DAY

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Intelligent Titler

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert cassette with record tab (page 11).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

DISPLAY

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

NEAR

MENU

1

A

,

B

,

C

MANUAL

FOCUS TITLE

Manual Title

1

Confirm that TITLE:

AUTO/MANUAL is set in Menu mode (steps

1~3, page 32).

MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

PROGRAMMED REC

T I

; AUTO

: PUSH

/

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

2

In Record/Pause mode, press TITLE

repeatedly to display titles from list on page 32.

3

To record the title, Press RECORD/

PAUSE.

4

Press TITLE while recording to remove title.

Note:

• To redisplay title, press TITLE in Record/

Pause mode.

3

VCR

PHOTO

OFF

CAMERA

EVF or

LCD Monitor

2

,

4

D

Phrase Title Display

(no indication)

BEAUTIFUL

BRAVO!

CHEERS!

CONGRATULATIONS

GIMME A BREAK!

GOOD LUCK

I LOVE YOU

OOPS!

OUR LITTLE ANGEL

WAY TO GO

Phrase Title

A

Press MENU for

MENU mode.

Press UP

or

DOWN

to select

TITLE

.

MENU - - - PAGE 1/2

; AUTO

CLOCK SET

: PUSH

/

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

B

Press DISPLAY to select PHRASE.

C

Press MENU to exit.

D

In Record/Pause mode, press TITLE

repeatedly to display phrases from the list at left.

E

Do steps 3, 4 above to record and remove phrase.

Note:

• To redisplay phrase, press TITLE in Record/

Pause mode.

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Digital Still Camera

CompactFlash Card

Insertion/ Removal

The captured images will be stored on this

CompactFlash Card.

Be sure to insert the CompactFlash Card before using the Built-in Digital Still Camera.

1

2

,

3

4

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Set POWER to OFF.

1

Slide TAPE EJECT to open door.

2

Insert the CompactFlash Card into the CompactFlash Card Slot in the direction of the arrow. The side of the card with the arrow faces the back

(battery side) of the camcorder (see the picture at the left).

3

Push the card fully into the Slot.

4

Slide CARD EJECT, to release the card.

Note:

• If CompactFlash Card is not inserted, “NO

CF CARD” appears on-screen.

• Do not insert card in wrong direction.

• If card does not eject after sliding CARD

EJECT, push card fully back into slot, then firmly slide the CARD EJECT again.

• To avoid dropping the card, do not slide

CARD EJECT when the card slot is facing downward.

• If “CF CARD ERROR” appears on-screen, see page 56.

Concerning the

CompactFlash Card

• Except for some special features, this card is compatible with other Panasonic brand products, like Digital Camera

(PV-DC2590, PV-DC2090).

• Panasonic only guarantees compatibility with Panasonic brand cards and those bearing the SanDisk logo.

• This Camcorder can capture a maximum of 699 still images because of camera memory capacity. A larger CF card (optional) is required to capture

699 images.

In order to capture 699 images, a CF

Card memory with approx. 62 MB is needed for FINE mode and approx.

21 MB is needed for Normal mode.

CAUTION:

• Do not bend, drop, apply high pressure or subject the card to strong shocks.

• Do not store it in places with high temperature, high humidity, a lot of dust, or places exposed to direct sunlight, or static electricity and strong electromagnetic waves.

• Keep the card’s contacts free from dust, water or other foreign substances. Do not touch them with your fingers, etc.

• Do not disassemble or deform the card.

• Be sure to make a backup copy of important data.

• Do not affix other labels to the

CompactFlash Card face or back as

Card insertion/removal may become impossible.

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1

Recording

PLAY

PHOTO

REC

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

NEAR

MENU

3

,

4

Digital Still Camera

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

1

Press LCD-OPEN and swing LCD monitor fully open. Adjust viewing angle.

2

Set POWER to PHOTO.

Built-in Lens Cover opens and Power

Lamp lights.

• Be sure POWER is fully rotated to

PHOTO position.

3

Slide PHOTO MODE

to REC.

POWER

REC

5

VCR

PHOTO

OFF

CAMERA

2

Note:

• Please note that the included 8 MB

CompactFlash Card already contains

12 pre-recorded titles for your use.

Please see page 41 for further details.

• If CompactFlash Card is not inserted,

“NO CF CARD” appears on-screen.

Set POWER to OFF, then insert the

CompactFlash Card.

• If “CF CARD ERROR” appears onscreen, see page 56.

• Sound will not be recorded.

• The features below are not available while in PHOTO mode.

• Auto Fade • Digital Fade

• Color Digital Filter • Digital Zoom

• Digital E.I.S.

• Security Mode

• Still/Strobe/Wide

• Intelligent Titler

• Digital Wipe Mode

• Picture in Picture Wipe Title

Power

Lamp

REC MODE : PUSH MENU KEY

4

Press MENU for REC Mode.

Press UP

or

DOWN

▼ to select

NORMAL or FINE

(page 49).

Then, press DISPLAY

FINE

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY to set.

5

Press RECORD/PAUSE to capture image.

• As the image is processed, the status screens below appear.

The next image may be captured after

“COMPLETED” disappears.

• Depending on the image taken, the image page remaining indication may not change, or it may be decreased by 2 images.

060 FINE PHOTO 059 FINE PHOTO

• For sharper images, set electronic shutter to higher speed when shooting in bright conditions, such as outdoors.

WARNING:

Do not, under any circumstances, remove the card immediately after pressing the

RECORD/PAUSE (during recording of an image) or while deleting. This could damage the format of the card and make it unusable.

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Digital Still Camera

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Set POWER to PHOTO.

ON

LIGHT

OFF AUTO

Using the Light

For capture of still images in dim lighting.

Set LIGHT to AUTO.

When RECORD/PAUSE is pressed to capture an image in dim lighting, the Light comes on for about 2 seconds, the image is captured, then the light goes out.

Or, set LIGHT to ON/OFF manually.

(See page 15 for further details.)

Playback

1

PLAY

PHOTO

REC

2

3

,

4

STILL

DEL

PLAY

1

Press LCD-OPEN and swing LCD monitor fully open. Adjust viewing angle.

2

Slide PHOTO

MODE to PLAY.

The Multi Image

Playback screen appears. The last captured image screen is underlined.

1 2 3

4 5 6

• If there are no recordings on the card,

“NO PICTURE” appears on-screen.

• In NORMAL or FINE mode, the color of the Multi Image page number is as follows:

REW

STOP

FF

+

Note:

• If CompactFlash Card is not inserted, “NO

CF CARD” appears on-screen. Set Power to OFF, then insert the CompactFlash

Card.

• Pictures captured with other brand products cannot be used with this

Camcorder.

• If “INCOMPATIBLE IMAGE” appears onscreen, the size of the captured image cannot be played back on this Camcorder.

• Do not change POWER setting to

CAMERA or change recording mode while

“PLEASE WAIT” is displayed.

• If “CF CARD ERROR” appears on-screen, see page 56.

4

NORMAL mode green

FINE mode white

3

Press + (FF) next.

Press - (REW) previous.

• The selected image will be underlined in green.

• Continue pressing + (FF) or - (REW) for next or previous page.

Press PLAY to display image. This screen appears followed by image.

002 FINE PHOTO

• Press DISPLAY to remove or redisplay this screen.

• Press STOP to redisplay Multi Image playback screen.

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Displayed Directory/Image

Number

FAR

PLAY

FOCUS

NEAR

DISPLAY MENU

1,2

Digital Still Camera

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Set POWER to PHOTO.

1

Repeat steps 1 and 2 on page 36 to display Multi Image Playback screen.

Select any image and press PLAY.

2

Press MENU for DCF NUMBER

DISPLAY menu.

Press UP

or DOWN

to select ON or OFF. Then, press DISPLAY to set.

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

ON

Directory/Image Number is displayed.

OFF

Directory/Image Number is not displayed.

Directory/Image

Number

Note:

• Directory/Image Number “xxx-xxxx”

(x indicates the number) is assigned automatically.

• Even if ON is set, if the Directory/Image

Number does not correspond with DCF it is not displayed.

• The Directory/Image Number becomes the folder and file name when viewed with card reader.

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Digital Still Camera

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Set POWER to PHOTO.

Slide PHOTO MODE to PLAY.

Important :

Once deleted, images cannot be restored.

PLAY

PHOTO

REC

FAR

UP

FOCUS

DOWN

NEAR

1

1

,

2

,

3

,

4

STILL

DEL

Deleting Specific Image Pages

Delete older images to make room for new ones.

1

Press DEL(STILL) for DELETE menu.

Press UP or

DOWN to select

PAGE .

To exit menu at any time, press STOP.

2

Press DEL(STILL) for Multi Image screen. Press + (FF) or - (REW) to select image page. Press PLAY once to

set. Or, press twice to undo.

• Press + (FF) or - (REW) and PLAY

repeatedly to select several pages at one time.

The selected image will be underlined in green.

You can delete images underlined in red.

1 2 3 1 2 3

4 5 6

PLAY

REW FF

+

STOP

3

Press DEL(STILL).

This message appears.

1 2 3

ARE YOU SURE ?

4

Press DEL(STILL) to delete the page.

As image pages are deleted, page numbers adjust automatically.

Note:

• Pictures captured with other brand products cannot be used with this

Camcorder.

• If “CF CARD ERROR” appears on-screen, see page 56.

WARNING:

Do not, under any circumstances, remove the card immediately after pressing the RECORD/PAUSE (during recording of an image) or while deleting.

This could damage the format of the card and make it unusable.

Deleting All Image Pages

All image pages are deleted from memory.

1

Do step 1 above, and select ALL .

2

Press DEL(STILL).

This message appears.

1 2 3

ARE YOU SURE ?

YES : PUSH DEL KEY

CANCEL : PUSH STOP KEY

3

Press DEL(STILL) to delete all pages.

• “NO PICTURE” appears on-screen after deletion.

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Picture in Picture Wipe Title

Captured still images (page 35) can be recorded along with the current picture.

Moving

Picture

1

MODE

P - P

Multi image playback page number

3

VCR

OFF

PHOTO

CAMERA

Still image

SP

P20

STILL

DEL

PLAY

REW FF

+

STOP

2

Digital Still Camera

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

( P - P = Picture in Picture )

1

Set DIGITAL SELECT to DIGITAL

WIPE.

• A still image captured on the CF card and the Multi image playback page number is displayed on the right side of the screen.

• If there are no recordings on the card, “NO PICTURE” appears onscreen.

2

Press + (FF) or - (REW) to select still image to be used.

3

Start recording (page 16).

• When recording starts, Multi image playback number disappears. Then the captured still images can be recorded along with the current picture.

• To exit from the Picture in Picture

Wipe title mode, press MODE (page

40).

Note:

• If CompactFlash Card is not inserted, “NO

CF CARD” appears on-screen. Set Power to OFF, then insert the CompactFlash

Card.

• Pictures captured with other brand products cannot be used with this

Camcorder.

• If “INCOMPATIBLE IMAGE” appears onscreen, the size of the captured image cannot be played back on this Camcorder.

• If “CF CARD ERROR” appears on-screen, see page 56.

• If Picture in Picture Wipe Title is selected, the following functions are not available:

Security mode, Auto Fade, Digital Fade,

Digital Filter, Digital Zoom, Digital E.I.S.,

Still/Strobe/Wide.

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Digital Still Camera

Digital Wipe Mode

Insert a captured still image into the current recording, or vice versa, in one of three wipe effects.

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

MODE

P - P

2 3

1

Repeat steps 1 and 2 on page 39 to set

Picture in Picture Wipe title.

2

Press MODE repeatedly for Wipe effect 1, 2, or 3 (See left).

• WIPE 1 will flash for a while to store the image for the wipe.

3

Press START: once

inserts captured image.

twice

inserts current recording picture.

You can freeze the wipe in progress by pressing START. Press START again to resume wipe.

(Current Recording)

START

(first press)

START

(second press)

(Captured image)

(Captured image)

Note:

• If CompactFlash Card is not inserted, “NO

CF CARD” appears on-screen. Set Power to OFF, then insert the CompactFlash

Card.

• Pictures captured with other brand products cannot be used with this

Camcorder.

• If “INCOMPATIBLE IMAGE” appears onscreen, the size of the captured image cannot be played back on this Camcorder.

• If “CF CARD ERROR” appears on-screen, see page 56.

• If Digital Wipe mode is selected, the following functions are not available:

Security Mode, Auto Fade, Digital Fade,

Digital Filter, Digital Zoom, Digital E.I.S.,

Still/Strobe/Wide.

(Current Recording)

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PhotoShot Title Library

The included 8 MB CompactFlash Card already contains 12 pre-recorded titles.

You can insert any one of the 12 included pre-recorded titles into your current video recording by following the steps outlined below.

CAUTION:

If you delete the following pre-recorded titles, they will not be restored.

Digital Still Camera

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Set POWER to CAMERA.

1

Set DIGITAL SELECT to DIGITAL

WIPE.

2

Press + (FF) or - (REW) to select still image to be used.

Please see page 39 for further details.

3

Start recording (page 16).

Panasonic Anniversary Happy Birthday

Bon Voyage Congratulations Graduation

It's a Girl!

It's a Boy!

Our Wedding

Surprise!

The Wedding Vacation!

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PC Connection

Digital PhotoShot Software

A live or captured image can be transferred to your PC (Personal Computer).

Before you begin...

• Turn your PC off.

• Set Camcorder POWER to OFF.

System Requirements for Digital PhotoShot

• IBM PC/AT or compatible.

• Intel

Pentium

• Microsoft

Windows

Me.

Processor.

Windows

95 or Windows

98 or

• RAM: 16 MB or more.

• 2 MB of available hard-disk space.

• 256 color monitor (full color recommended).

• 3.5 inch 1.44 MB floppy disk drive (for installation).

• RS-232C serial port (D-Sub 9-pin).

An adaptor (D-Sub 9-pin male to a D-Sub female) is required for a D-Sub 25-pin.

• Mouse or other pointing device.

PC-Camcorder Connection

Connect Camcorder PC jack to the serial port on your PC (Personal Computer) using the supplied PC connector cable.

Refer to PC or Windows manual to identify which COM port to be used for connection.

Note:

• Be sure to turn PC off before connection for proper image transfer.

• After Camcorder and PC are connected by starting up the software included, video recording is not possible.

RS-232C

Serial Port

(Default is

COM1)

(D-Sub 9-pin)

PC Connector

PC Connector cable (supplied)

Software Installation

(Windows 95/98/Me)

Before you begin...

• Your PC is in the power on mode.

1

Turn on PC (Personal Computer) and start up Windows.

2

Insert Digital PhotoShot disk

(Windows 95/98/Me) into a floppy disk drive.

3

Click on Start, then “Run...”

4

Type in “a:\setup.exe” and click OK.

• If your 3.5 inch floppy disk drive is not

“A”, use appropriate letter.

5

Follow instructions as they appear on PC screen until the installation is complete.

• Setup window will disappear when the installation is complete.

Note:

• Please look for Windows 2000 version of driver software on our website at

http://www.panasonic.com/video.

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Before you begin...

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Make Camcorder-PC connections (page 42).

• Turn your PC on.

• Set Camcorder POWER to PHOTO.

Running the Software

(Windows 95/98/Me)

1

Select Programs/

Panasonic/Palmcorder/

Digital PhotoShot from the Start menu.

2

“Digital PhotoShot” is opened.

Note:

• COM Port and Baudrate are automatically selected.

Refer to Help for information about application operation and other Error messages.

PC Connection

Using Live Image Data

You can capture the current Camcorder picture to your PC.

1

Repeat steps 1 and 2 on above to run the Software.

2

Click on “Window,” then select

“1 Live image Window.”

3

Click on “Preview,” then Click on

“Capture.”

• Repeat this step to decide on an image.

• Captured image is transferred to your

PC when you click on “Capture”.

4

Click on “Window,” then select

“Live photo Zoom In.”

5

Click on “File,” then select “Save As.”

• Captured image is stored to your PC.

Note:

• If, while transferring the image to your PC, the displayed picture appears abnormal, restart the PC application and turn

Camcorder POWER off, and then back on.

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PC Connection

Before you begin...

• Insert the CompactFlash Card (page 34).

• Make Camcorder-PC connections (page 42).

• Turn your PC on.

• Set Camcorder POWER to PHOTO.

Using CF Card Image Data

Pictures captured with your Camcorder can be transferred to your PC.

1

Repeat steps 1 and 2 on page 43 to run the Software.

2

“Preview Window”

screen appears.

3

Select the image data you want to transfer to your PC.

• The selected image will be underlined in green.

4

Click on:

Transfer

• The picture image is transferred to your PC and displayed.

Delete

• The picture image is deleted.

Save...

• The picture image is transferred to your

PC and displayed. Save window appears.

Note:

• If, while transferring the image to your PC, the displayed picture appears abnormal, restart the PC application and turn Camcorder

POWER off, and then back on.

Using PC Image Data

You can use JPEG or Bitmap files from your PC for

Picture in Picture Wipe Title and Digital Wipe by transferring them to the Camcorder using the Digital

PhotoShot Software.

1

Repeat steps 1 and 2 on page 43 to run the Software.

2

Click on “Window,” then select

“ 2 Preview Window.”

3

Click on “File,” then Click on “Open.”

• At your PC, please select and open the data you want to transfer to the Camcorder.

Note:

• When transferring image data larger than VGA size

(640x480) from the PC to the Camcorder, the perimeter of the image is cropped to VGA size.

4

Click on “File,” then select “Data out to camera,” then select Fine or Normal mode.

• Your PC image data is transferred to the Camcorder.

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Driver Quick Reference

1

2

3

4

PC Connection

5

1

File

• Open...

To open an existing image (Bitmap or

JPEG).

• Save As

To save the active image file under a new file name while preserving the original file.

• Data in from CAMERA

To display a dialog box listing all images in the CF Card memory along with Preview, Transfer, Delete, etc.

commands.

• Delete Page

To delete the selected image from the

CF Card memory.

• Delete All

To delete all images from the CF Card memory.

• Communication

To specify the port to which the

Camcorder is connected.

• Print...

To print the currently active image.

• Exit

To quit the “Digital PhotoShot” application.

2

Image

• Image Adjustment

To modify the captured image as desired.

• Copy to Clipboad

To copy a view image to clipboad.

3

Window

• Close Image

Select “Close image” to close all view windows.

• Live Photo Zoom In

To open a view window.

4

Help

• Help

To display the Help screen.

• About

To display software version information.

5

Option

• Reload

To load the picture from the Camcorder

to your PC again when Camcorder CF

Card was changed.

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Using a PCMCIA Adaptor (optional)

If your PC has a PCMCIA type II slot, you can insert the CompactFlash Card into a

PCMCIA adaptor (optional, page 52) to transfer images, captured with this Camcorder only, to your PC.

Inserting a CompactFlash Card

Before you begin...

• Turn your PC on.

• Set Camcorder POWER to OFF.

2

,

5

1

3

,

4

1

Remove the CompactFlash Card from the Camcorder (page 34).

2

Hold the CompactFlash Card so that the arrow side faces up and points toward the PCMCIA Adaptor. Securely insert the card into the PCMCIA

Adaptor slot as far as it will go.

3

Hold the PCMCIA Adaptor so that the arrow side points toward the PCMCIA type II slot of your PC (Personal

Computer). Securely insert the

PCMCIA Adaptor as far as it will go.

Depending on the PC, it may be necessary to turn the PCMCIA

Adaptor upside down in order to insert the card.

4

To remove, push the eject button on your PC (may vary by machine) and pull the PCMCIA Adaptor out until it is no longer inserted in the PC (Personal

Computer).

5

Pull the CompactFlash Card out of the

PCMCIA Adaptor.

Note:

• Do not remove the PCMCIA Adaptor from the PC while the PC is working or while image data is being transferred between the CompactFlash Card and the PC

(including operation such as opening and storing images), this will cause irreversible damage to the memory.

• If you change file name or folder in the CF card, the images will be displayed properly on PHOTO mode.

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For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications

Tape remaining and battery charge level can be displayed.

UP

DOWN

DISPLAY MENU

2

,

B

,

C

,

D

Before you begin...

• Connect Camcorder to power source.

1

Set POWER to CAMERA.

2

Press DISPLAY

repeatedly to select

(Initial screen)

1 x the following displays.

Fifth press

1 x

JAN 1 2001

1 x

First press

1

,

A

Battery Remaining:

FULL

Tape Remaining:

(No tape)

FULL

Fourth press

1 x

JAN 1 2001

Second press

1 x

Third press

JAN 1 2001

EMPTY EMPTY

• Tape remaining indicator operates a few seconds after tape starts moving.

Recording the Date and Time

1

Do steps 1 and 2 above to select time/date, date only, or no display.

2

Start a recording (page 16).

• Only the Date and/or Time are recorded.

1 x 1 x

JAN 1 2001

SP

REC

Display-Off Mode

No Indication, except Intelligent Titler (pages 32, 33), will be displayed.

A

Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR.

B

Press MENU for MENU mode.

Press UP

or DOWN

to select

DISPLAY

.

C

Press DISPLAY to select OFF.

Press MENU to exit.

D

Press DISPLAY repeatedly to remove time/date.

Indications are restored the next time Camcorder is turned on.

SELF DEMO ; OFF

SECU R I TY

FADE

BLACK

SELECT : PUSH

/

KEY

SET

END

: PUSH D I SPLAY KEY

: PUSH MENU KEY

[CAMERA MODE]

- - - MENU - - -

CLOCK SET

D I SPLAY ; ON

SELECT : PUSH ▼ / ▲ KEY

: PUSH SPLAY KEY

[VCR MODE]

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Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications

CAMERA/VCR mode

1 2 3 4 5

6

7, 8

9

10, 11, 12

300

X

E I S

D.ZOOM 1

1 1 0 0 0 0

STILL

CHECK TAPE

0 S L P

R E C

M F

15

16

17

18

19

20

21, 22

13

14

W I D E

1 2 :

J A N

0 0 : 0 0 A M

1 2 0 0 0

F A D E

S H

R

R E D

1

Zoom Magnification level (pages 23, 29).

2

Battery Remaining

(page 47).

“WARNING LOW BATTERY” appears and Power Lamp starts flashing 15 seconds before Camcorder shuts off.

8

Digital Wipe (pages 39, 40).

9

Still/Strobe (page 30).

10

VCR-MODE

“VCR-MODE” appears 1 minute when

POWER is set to VCR or if RECORD/

PAUSE is pressed in VCR mode.

3

Tape Remaining (page 47).

“ ” flashes and “TAPE END” appears for 5 seconds when:

• End of tape is reached.

“ ” flashes 1 minute and “CHECK

TAPE” appears for 5 seconds when:

• RECORD/PAUSE is pressed with no cassette, or cassette has no record tab in Camera (RECORD) mode.

• PLAY, FF or REW is pressed with no cassette inserted in VCR mode.

11

DEW

If moisture condensation occurs in unit, “WARNING DEW DETECTED” appears, Power Lamp flashes, and

Camcorder will shut off in 15 seconds.

Wait until lamp no longer flashes when

Camcorder is turned on to use.

12

Security Mode (page 31).

4

10-Second Reminder

Each time a recording is started, a 10 second incremental display (up to 59:50) lets you monitor how long one scene is recorded.

13

Wide Screen (page 30).

14

Date and Time (pages 13, 14).

15

Operating Mode

• REC (record)

• PAUSE

• FF (fast forward) • PLAY

• REW (rewind)

16

Backlight (page 23).

0:00 0:10 0:20 . . . . . 59:50

(return to 0:00 and continue)

17

Manual Focus (page 24).

18

Light ON/OFF (page 15).

19

High Speed Shutter (page 25).

5

TAPE SPEED (pages 11, 16).

(SP=standard play,

SLP=super long play).

6

Digital E.I.S. (page 29).

20

Fade (page 26).

21

Color Digital Fade (page 27).

22

Color Digital Filter (page 28).

7

Digital Zoom (page 29).

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For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications

PHOTO mode

1 2 3 4 5

240 NORMAL

000-0000

PROCESSING

PHOTO

6

7

8

1 2 3

SELECT : PUSH -/+ KEY

SET : PUSH PLAY KEY

DELETE : PUSH DEL KEY

1

Directory/Image Number (page 37)

2

Image Page Remaining Indication

(page 35)

• Image pages left in selected mode.

“000” flashes when memory is full.

• Memory capacity provided all pictures are taken in the same mode:

“NORMAL” mode

Approx 240 images

(Supplied 8 MB CompactFlash Card)

“FINE” mode

Approx 60 images

(Supplied 8 MB CompactFlash Card)

3

REC MODE

• NORMAL or FINE mode.

• Image Size :

“NORMAL” mode

320 x 240 pixels.

“FINE” mode

640 x 480 pixels.

4

Image Status Indication

Image status is displayed when captured.

PROCESSING:

Image is being processed.

Note: Do not change setting to CAMERA or change recording mode while

“PROCESSING” is displayed.

COMPLETED:

Image processing is completed.

The next image may be captured when

“COMPLETED” disappears.

PLEASE WAIT:

Displayed when image is selected from

Multi Image Playback screen.

Note: Do not change POWER setting to

CAMERA or change recording mode while “PLEASE WAIT” is displayed.

5

Recording Mode

• POWER is set to PHOTO.

9

NO CF CARD

6

Multi Image Playback page number.

“NORMAL” mode

➞ green

“FINE” mode

➞ white

7

Currently selected image is underlined in green or red.

8

Image Status Indication

NO PICTURE:

No image is captured, all images are deleted from card.

9

CF CARD Indication

When the CompactFlash Card is not inserted in CAMERA or PHOTO mode,

“NO CF CARD” appears.

If the CompactFlash Card is defective,

“CF CARD ERROR” appears.

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Operation Notes

Attaching Shoulder Strap

Remove Battery Pack before doing steps.

1

Undo strap ends

from buckles.

2

Thread strap ends through Strap

Rings on Camcorder.

Adjust the Length of the

Shoulder Strap

OR

Pull a loop of strap from buckle, then pull strap tight to shorten or lengthen.

Hand Strap

1 2

3

Re-insert the strap ends into buckles.

3

2

1

3

min. 25.4 mm (1 inch)

Adjust Hand Strap length to fit your hand as shown.

External MIC IN

Connect an external Microphone (not supplied) using an M3 connector if necessary. The built-in microphone is automatically disconnected when an external microphone is plugged in.

EXT MIC

External Microphone

(not supplied)

Cleaning EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)

To Remove

A

B

C

1

A

Remove the screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

Turn counterclockwise.

B

Turn the EVF Eyepiece.

C

Pull the EVF Eyepiece.

2

Remove any lint or dust particles with a soft clean cloth being careful not to scratch the glass surfaces.

3

Replace the EVF Eyepiece and the screw.

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For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

Replacing Clock/Remote Battery

The clock and remote batteries are pre-installed. Follow the steps below if replacement becomes necessary.

WARNING:

Replace battery with Panasonic PART NO. VSBW0004 (CR2025) only. Use of another 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.

Clock Battery

Tripod Mounting Hole

1

4

2

3

Underside View

1

While pinching 2 tabs, pull Battery

Tray out.

2

Bend middle tab out and remove

Battery.

3

Snap new Battery (

mark down) into

Battery Tray.

• Do not reverse the polarity.

4

Insert Battery Tray so the triangle marks meet.

Note:

• Keep Battery out of children’s reach.

Swallowing it may be harmful.

• Improperly installed, discharged, or missing battery causes “CLOCK

BATTERY” to appear when DISPLAY is pressed.

• Battery life is approximately 5 years.

Remote Battery

B

1

1

A

While pressing stopper tab,

B

pull Battery Tray out.

A

2

2

Insert battery into tray with

mark down.

• Do not reverse the polarity.

3

3

Replace Battery Tray.

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Palmcorder Accessory System

For ordering instructions, see the Accessory Order Form page.

• The listed standard battery use times are based on continuous recording using this Palmcorder.

Accessory # Figure Description Price

PV-A17

AC Adaptor with

DC Power Cable

(Charging of the Nickel

Cadmium Battery)

$139.95

PV-A19

HHR-V60A/1B

AC Adaptor with

DC Power Cable

(Charging of the Nickel

Cadmium Battery or Nickel

Metal Hydride Battery)

Call For

Pricing

Up to 6 hr Battery Pack

(Rechargeable Nickel

Metal Hydride Battery)

$119.95

$69.95

HHR-V40A/1B

HHR-V20A/1B

Up to 4 hr Battery Pack

(Rechargeable Nickel

Metal Hydride Battery)

Up to 2 hr Battery Pack

(Rechargeable Nickel

Metal Hydride Battery)

$59.95

PV-AA6 "AA" Battery Case $20.00

PV-C16 Car Battery Cord $70.00

PV-P1 VHS PlayPak $39.95

PV-H18A Soft Sided

Carrying Case

$49.95

KXL-D55 PCMCIA Adaptor $39.00

Note:

• Prices subject to change without notice.

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For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

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

6.95

Total Enclosed

3. Method of payment (check one)

Check or Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)

VISA

MasterCard

Credit Card #

Expiration Date

Discover Customer Signature

(Please do not send cash)

Make Check or Money Order to: MATSUSHITA ACCESSORIES

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 1-800-332-5368

[6 AM-5 PM M-F, 6 AM-10:30 AM SAT, PACIFIC TIME]

OR

MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY ACCESSORY

ORDER OFFICE

20421 84th Avenue South Kent, WA. 98032

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Specifications

Power Source:

Power Consumption:

Video Signal:

Video Recording System:

Audio:

Pick-Up System:

Pick-Up Device:

Lens:

Viewfinder:

Compact VHS Camcorder: DC 6 V

AC Adaptor: 110/120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Battery: Nickel-Cadmium Type DC 6 V

Compact VHS Camcorder: 6V DC 8.5 W (Max. 11.5 W)

AC Adaptor: 19 W

1.2 W (when not in use.)

EIA Standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

2 rotary heads plus flying erase head.

Helical scanning system

1 track

Sequential color difference field reverse system

One integral color filter Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

26:1 zoom lens, F1:1.6 with auto iris control

Focal length: 3.8 mm - 98.8 mm

4 speed power zoom function

14 mm (0.55 inch) Liquid Crystal Color Electronic

Viewfinder

LCD Monitor:

Memory:

Image Size:

Image Storage:

101.6 mm (4.0 inch) Liquid Crystal Display

8 MB CompactFlash Card

FINE: 640

×

480 pixels

Normal: 320

×

240 pixels

FINE: Approx. 60 images

Normal: Approx. 240 images

JPEG

Image Format:

Minimum Illumination Required: 0.8 lx (F1:1.6) 0.08 footcandles

7 lx (F1:1.6) 0.7 footcandles (EIA Standard)

Earphone Jack:

External Microphone Jack:

Operating Temperature:

Operating Humidity:

Weight:

M3 Type

M3 Type

0

°

C~40

°

C (32

°

F~104

°

F)

10 %~75 %

Compact VHS Camcorder: 1.02 k g

2.25 Ibs.

AC Adaptor: 0.3 k g

0.66 Ibs.

Dimensions:

Compact VHS Camcorder:

120 (W)

×

122 (H)

×

186.5 (D) mm

4-3/4 (W)

×

4-3/4 (H)

×

7-3/8 (D) inch

AC Adaptor: 68 (W)

×

41 (H)

×

140 (D) mm

2-11/16 (W)

×

1-5/8 (H)

×

5-1/2 (D) inch

Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.

Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

Before Requesting Service

If a problem arises, you may be able to correct it yourself.

See Symptom and Correction list below.

Symptom Correction

No picture in EVF or LCD monitor ...

• Connect Power Source. (pp. 9, 10)

• Set POWER to VCR or CAMERA. (pp. 16, 20)

• Check for Dew Indication. (p. 48)

• Use fully charged Battery. (p. 9)

• Firmly connect all needed cables. (p. 10)

The right side of the screen appears grayish... • Be sure to slide Digital Select to Digital Wipe. (p. 40)

Video cassette cannot be inserted ...

Video cassette cannot be removed ...

• Connect Power Source. (pp. 9, 10)

• Insert cassette, window side facing out. (p. 11)

• Connect Power Source. (pp. 9, 10)

Operation buttons do not work ...

Recording cannot be done ...

Auto Focus does not operate ...

Sound from microphone can’t be monitored ...

Camera picture is too dark ...

No playback picture, or the playback picture is noisy or contains streaks ...

• Check for Dew Indication. (p. 48)

• Make sure record tab is intact. (p. 11)

• Check Battery Indicator. (p. 47)

• Check for Dew Indication. (p. 48)

• Set FOCUS to AUTO. (p. 24)

• Set POWER to CAMERA. (p. 16)

• Set unit to REC or Record/Pause mode.

• Set HIGH SPEED SHUTTER to AUTO. (p. 25)

• Press UP

/DOWN

button during playback

(Tracking Control). (p.20)

“Panasonic ITS TAPES PLAY IN YOUR

VCR ...” appears in EVF or LCD Monitor ...

“NO CF CARD” appears in EVF or LCD Monitor ...

Cannot capture the image ...

Cannot playback Still image ...

“NO PICTURE” appears in EVF or LCD Monitor ...

Top of playback picture waves back and forth excessively ...

• Set POWER to CAMERA, then set SELF DEMO :

OFF in MENU screen to cancel Demo mode. (p. 7)

• Make sure CompactFlash Card is inserted. (p. 34)

• Set POWER to PHOTO. (p. 35)

• No memory remaining. Delete some images before capturing more images.

• Set POWER to PHOTO. (p. 36)

• Make sure CompactFlash Card is inserted. (p. 34)

• There are no images in memory.

• A playback signal is not as stable as an off the air

TV signal, so the top of your TV screen may appear bent or unstable during playback. This is called, “Horizontal AFC time constant change.” To correct, slowly turn the TV horizontal hold control.

If your TV does not have this control, or adjusting it does not help, contact your TV service center.

(Some nominal service charges may be required.)

Video Head Cleaning

Clogged Video Head

While head cleaning is normally not needed, playing old or damaged tapes may clog the heads. When playback picture resembles example at the left, head cleaning is required.

Ideally, head cleaning should be performed by a qualified service technician. When this is not possible, purchase a head cleaning cassette. Be sure to follow cleaning cassette instructions exactly and only use when symptoms occur.

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Before Requesting Service

Self Diagnostic System

If any of the following numbers appear on-screen, the camcorder may have a problem.

Do not remove the battery (if attached) and write down the displayed number on below.

Then, take the camcorder to a service center for repair.

Error No.

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U30

Description

CF Card Error

CF Card Error

CF Card Error

CF Card/Camcorder Dialogue Error

No CF Card Memory

Captured image limit exceeded

Captured image limit exceeded

Error other than above

Request for Service Notice

Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice.

Request for Service Notice:

In the unlikely event this product needs service.

• Please include your proof of purchase.

(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

Please write the displayed Self Diagnostic number here.

(See above)

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For assistance, please call : 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or send e-mail to : [email protected]

Limited Warranty

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,

Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of

America, One Panasonic Way Secaucus,

New Jersey 07094

Panasonic Sales Company,

Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc.

AVE. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel

Industrial Park Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985

PANASONIC 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

CAMCORDER

VCR

A/V MIXER

MONITOR-

VCR

Combination

PARTS

ONE (1) YEAR, EXCEPT

CCD IMAGE SENSOR

CCD IMAGE SENSOR

- SIX (6) MONTHS

LABOR

NINETY (90) DAYS

NINETY (90) DAYS

ONE (1) YEAR

ONE (1) YEAR

NINETY (90) DAYS

NINETY (90) DAYS

ONE (1) YEAR, EXCEPT CRT

CRT - TWO (2) YEARS

NINETY (90) DAYS

CRT - NINETY (90)

DAYS

SERVICE

Carry-In or Mail In

CONTACT NUMBER

1-800-211-PANA(7262)

Carry-In or Mail In

Carry-In or Mail In

1-800-211-PANA(7262)

1-800-211-PANA(7262)

Carry-In: 21” CRT and Smaller

In-home or carry-in:

22” CRT and Larger

1-800-211-PANA(7262)

Batteries (if included) - New rechargeable batteries in exchange for defective rechargeable batteries for ten (10) days. Non-rechargeable batteries are not warranted.

Tape (if included) - New video cassette tape in exchange for a defective video cassette tape for five (5) days.

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 contact number listed above, to locate an authorized PASC Servicenter. Carry-in or mailin 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 requires 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 by 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 RECORDING MEDIA) RESULTING FROM THE

USE OF THIS PRODUCTS, OR ARISING OUT 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 Consumer Affairs

Department at the Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company address above.

SERVICE CALLS WHICH DO NOT INVOLVE DEFECTIVE MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP AS

DETERMINED BY THE WARRANTOR, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, ARE NOT COVERED. COSTS OF

SUCH SERVICE CALLS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER.

warvid 8/8/2000

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Limited Warranty

For Product Information, Operating Assistance, Literature Request, Dealer Locations, and all Customer Service inquiries please contact:

1-800-211-PANA(7262),

Monday-Friday 9am-9pm Saturday-Sunday 9am-7am, EST.

or send e-mail to : [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com

You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your nearest servicenter by visiting our Web Site.

Accessory Purchases:

1-800-332-5368 (Customer Orders Only )

Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032

(6 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday; 6 am to 10:30 am Saturday; PST)

(Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, Check)

Product Repairs Centralized Factory Servicenter

MAIL TO :

Panasonic Services Company

1705 N. Randall Road,

Elgin, IL 60123-7847

Attention: Camcorder Repair

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”).

Factory Servicenters Locations

CALIFORNIA

6550 Katella Avenue

Cypress, CA 90630

800 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

GEORGIA

8655 Roswell Road

Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30350

ILLINOIS

9060 Golf Road

Niles, IL 60714

1703 North Randall Road

Elgin, IL 60123

(Pick-up/drop-off only)

COLORADO

1640 South Abilene

Street Suite D

Aurora, CO 80012

MARYLAND

62 Mountain Road

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

FLORIDA

3700 North 29th Avenue

Suite 102

Hollywood, FL 33020

MASSACHUSETTS

60 Glacier Drive

Suite G

Westwood, MA 02090

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

ForestPark, OH 45240

PENNSYLVANIA

2221 Cabot Blvd. West

Suite B

Langhorne, PA 19047

TENNESSEE

3800 Ezell Road

Suite 806

Nashville, TN 37211

TEXAS

13615 Welch Road

Suite 101

Farmers Branch, TX

75244

WASHINGTON

20425-84th Avenue

South

Kent, WA 98032

HAWAII

99-859 Iwaiwa 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

Phone (787) 750-4300 Fax (787) 768-2910

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Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía Para Uso Rápido

Antes de comenzar...

• Inserte un casete con lengüeta para prevención del grabado.

Cargue la batería

Cargue completamente la batería antes de usarla.

Inserte el casete

1

Enchufe el adaptador de CA.

2

Instale la batería. El indicador de carga (CHARGE) parpadea, luego queda encendido si ha terminado la carga. Desmonte la batería.

1

Coloque la batería cargada.

2

Deslice TAPE

EJECT para abrir la compuerta.

3

Inserte el casete.

4

Presione aquí para cerrar la compuerta.

Grabación con la videocámara

Cuando el monitor LCD está completamente abierto, el visor se desconecta automáticamente.

1

Presione LCD-OPEN para abrir el monitor LCD.

Abralo completamente y ajuste el ángulo.

2

Ajuste POWER a CAMERA.

3

Presione RECORD/PAUSE

para comenzar la grabación.

Presione RECORD/PAUSE

otra vez para hacer una pausa en la grabación.

Reproduzca usando el monitor LCD

Cuando el monitor LCD está completamente abierto, el visor se desconecta automáticamente.

1

Presione LCD-OPEN para abrir el monitor LCD.

Abralo completamente y ajuste el ángulo (vea arriba).

2

Ajuste POWER a VCR.

3

Presione REWIND/SEARCH para rebobinar la cinta.

4

Presione PLAY para comenzar la reproducción.

5

Presione STOP para finalizar la reproducción.

Reproduccion con efectos especiales

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.

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Index

Symbols

+ (FF) Button ...... 36, 38, 39, 41

- (REW) Button ... 36, 38, 39, 41

A

AC Adaptor ........................... 10

Accessories (Optional) ......... 52

Accessories (Supplied) .......... 2

Audio/Video Cable ......... 21, 22

Audio/Video Out ............. 21, 22

Auto Daylight Saving Time ... 14

B

Backlight .............................. 23

BACKLIGHT Button ............. 23

Battery Pack ..................... 9, 10

BATTERY RELEASE Button .. 9

BRIGHT Control ............. 16, 20

Built-in Twin Capsule 2-Way

Microphone System ......... 16

C

Camera Recording ......... 16~18

Car Battery Cord .................. 10

CARD EJECT Switch ........... 34

Charging Battery .................... 9

Cleaning EVF ....................... 50

Clock Battery ........................ 51

Clock Set ........................ 13, 14

Color Digital Filter ................ 28

CompactFlash Card ....... 34, 46

Copying your Tapes ............. 22

D

D.ZOOM Button ................... 29

DC IN ................................... 10

DC Power Cable .................. 10

DEL(STILL) Button ............... 38

Digital E.I.S. ......................... 29

Digital PhotoShot Disk ......... 42

DIGITAL SELECT Switch

.................. 26~31, 39, 41

Digital Still Camera ........ 34~41

Digital Wipe Mode ................ 40

Digital Zoom ......................... 29

DISPLAY Button ....... 12, 20, 47

Display-off Mode .................. 47

E

EIS Button ............................ 29

External MIC IN .................... 50

F

Fade ............................... 26, 27

FADE Button .................. 26, 27

FAST FORWARD/SEARCH

Button ............................... 20

Focus ................................... 24

H

Hand Strap ........................... 50

High Speed Shutter .............. 25

L

LCD Monitor ....... 16, 20, 35, 36

LCD-OPEN Button

....................... 16, 20, 35, 36

Lens Cover ........................... 16

Light ............................... 15, 36

LIGHT Switch ................. 15, 36

Limited Warranty ............ 57, 58

M

MANUAL FOCUS Button ..... 24

MENU Button ....................... 12

MENU Mode ........................ 12

MODE Button ................. 39, 40

P

PC Connection ............... 42~45

PC Connector ...................... 42

PCMCIA Adaptor .................. 46

PHONE (earphone) jack 16, 20

PHOTO MODE Selector 35, 36

PhotoShot Title Library ......... 41

Picture in Picture Wipe Title . 39

PLAY Button ............. 20, 36, 38

Playback ........................ 20, 21

PlayPak ................................ 21

Power Lamp ............. 16, 20, 35

Power Supply ................... 9, 10

POWER Switch .... 7, 16, 20, 35

POWER ZOOM Button

............................. 23, 24, 29

Programmed Recording ....... 18

R

RECORD/PAUSE Button 16, 35

Remote Control .................... 19

Replacing Clock/Remote

Battery .............................. 51

Request for Service Notice .. 56

REWIND/SEARCH Button ... 20

S

Safety Precautions ................. 3

Security Mode ...................... 31

Self Demo Mode .................... 7

Self Diagnostic System ........ 56

Shoulder Strap ..................... 50

Speaker ................................ 20

Specifications ....................... 54

START Button ...................... 40

STILL Button ........................ 20

Still Picture ........................... 20

STILL/STROBE Button ........ 30

Still/Strobe/Wide .................. 30

STOP Button ........................ 20

T

Tab ....................................... 11

TAPE EJECT Switch 11, 16, 34

TAPE SPEED Button ........... 16

TITLE Button .................. 32, 33

Titler ............................... 32, 33

Tracking Control ................... 20

Tripod Mounting Hole ........... 51

U

UP

(FAR) / DOWN

(NEAR)

Button ................... 12, 20, 24

V

VHF Connecting Cable ........ 22

Video Cassettes (tapes) ....... 11

Video Head Cleaning ........... 55

Viewfinder/LCD Monitor

Indications .................. 47~49

Viewing (TV/VCR) ................ 21

VISION ADJUSTMENT ........ 16

VOLUME Control ................. 20

Z

Zoom .............................. 23, 29

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Panasonic Sales Company (“PSC”),

Company, Division of Matsushita

Electric Corporation of America

One Panasonic Way Secaucus,

Division of Matsushita Electric of

Puerto Rico, Inc.

Ave. 65 de Infanteria, Km. 9.5

P

New Jersey 07094 San Gabriel Industrial Park

Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985

Printed in Indonesia

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