LSQT0862ENG.book 1 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Operating Instructions Digital Video Camcorder Model No. PV-GS250 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Spanish Quick Use Guide is included. Guía para rápida consulta en español está incluida. Mini For USA assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca LSQT0862 A LSQT0862ENG.book 2 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Things You Should Know Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information on the right. The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your Camcorder. Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient Camcorder information source. Date of Purchase Dealer Purchased From Dealer Address Dealer Phone No. Model No. Serial No. Safety Precautions WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. Your Ò Camcorder is designed to record and play back in Standard Play (SP) mode and Long Play (LP) mode It is recommended that only cassette tapes that have been tested and inspected for use in Camcorder with the Ò 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 AC Adaptor ≥The rating plate is on the underside of the AC Adaptor. 2 LSQT0862 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. LSQT0862ENG.book 3 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 FCC Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ≥Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ≥Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ≥Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ≥Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: PV-GS250 Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 1-800-211-PANA (7262) 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. CAUTION: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY. CAUTION: DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE. ≥Since this product gets hot during use, operate it in a well ventilated place; do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a bookcase or similar unit. WARNING AS WITH ANY SMALL OBJECT, SD CARDS CAN BE SWALLOWED BY YOUNG CHILDREN. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO HANDLE THE SD CARD. 3 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 4 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or the table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. S3125A 13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when it will be left unused for long periods of time. 14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. 4 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 5 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Precautions USE & LOCATION WARNING ≥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. CAUTION ≥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. Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, and 4,819,098, licensed for limited viewing. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. This class B digital apparatus complies with CANADIAN ICES-003. U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION: A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery. 5 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 6 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before opening the CD-ROM package, please read the following. End User License Agreement (for USB Driver, Video Stream Driver and MotionDV STUDIO) You (“Licensee”) are granted a license for the Software defined in this End User Software Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If Licensee does not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, promptly return the Software to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (“Matsushita”), its distributors or dealers from which you made the purchase. Article 1 License Licensee is granted the right to use the software, including the information recorded or described on the CD-ROM, instruction manuals, and any other media provided to Licensee (collectively “Software”), but all applicable rights to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in the Software are not transferred to Licensee. Article 2 Use by a Third Party Licensee may not use, copy, modify, transfer or allow any third party, whether free of charge or not, to use, copy or modify the Software, except as expressly provided for in this Agreement. Article 3 Restrictions on Copying the Software Licensee may make a single copy of the Software in whole or in part solely for back-up purpose. Article 4 Computer Licensee may only use the Software on a single computer at a single location. 6 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 7 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Article 5 Reverse Engineering, Decompiling or Disassembly Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software, except to the extent either of them is permitted under law or regulation of the country where Licensee resides. Matsushita, or its distributors or dealers will not be responsible for any defects in the Software or damage to Licensee caused by Licensee’s reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembly of the Software. Article 6 Limitation of Liability The Software is provided “AS-IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of non-infringement, merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, Matsushita does not warrant that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error free. Matsushita or any of its distributors or dealers will not be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee arising from or in connection with Licensee’s use of the Software. Article 7 Export Control Licensee agrees not to export or re-export to any country the Software in any form without the appropriate export licenses under regulations of the country where Licensee resides, if necessary. Article 8 Termination of License The right granted to Licensee hereunder will be automatically terminated if Licensee violates any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon such automatic termination, Licensee must destroy the Software and related documentation together with all the copies thereof at Licensee’s own expense. 7 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 8 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Contents Before using Quick Guide ................................................... Accessories ................................................... Parts identification and handling.................... Fitting the lens cap......................................... The one-touch free-style grip belt .................. Using the LCD monitor .................................. Using the viewfinder ...................................... Power supply ................................................. Charging time and recordable time................ Inserting/removing a cassette........................ Inserting/removing a card .............................. Turning the Camcorder on............................. Selecting a mode ........................................... How to use the joystick .................................. Switching the language.................................. Using the menu screen.................................. Setting date and time..................................... Adjusting LCD monitor/viewfinder.................. Using the remote control................................ Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic............................................................... 8 LSQT0862 Record mode 10 12 12 14 15 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 26 Check before recording ................................. Recording on a tape ...................................... Recording still pictures on a card while recording image onto a tape ....................... Check the recording ...................................... Blank search function .................................... Recording still pictures onto a card (Photoshot) ................................................. Zoom in/out function ...................................... Recording yourself ........................................ Quick start ..................................................... Backlight compensation function ................... MagicPix functions ........................................ Soft skin mode............................................... Tele-macro function....................................... Fade in/fade out function ............................... Wind noise reduction function ....................... Using the built-in flash ................................... Self-timer recording ....................................... Recording images for wide-screen TVs ........ Optical image stabilizer function.................... RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot ................. Recording in various situations (Scene mode) ............................................. Recording in natural colors (White balance)........................................... Manual focus adjustment .............................. Manual shutter speed/aperture adjustment .................................................. 27 28 29 29 29 30 31 32 32 33 33 33 34 34 34 35 36 36 36 37 37 38 39 40 LSQT0862ENG.book 9 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Playback mode Playing back tape .......................................... Slow-motion playback/ frame-by-frame playback ............................ Variable-speed search function ..................... Playback on TV.............................................. Playing back card .......................................... Deleting files recorded on a card ................... Formatting a card........................................... Protecting files on a card ............................... Writing the printing data on a card (DPOF setting) ............................................ Menu 41 42 42 43 43 44 45 45 45 Edit mode Recording from a tape onto a card ................ Copying onto a DVD recorder or a VCR (Dubbing) .................................................... Recording the contents of other equipment ................................................... Using the DV cable for Recording (Digital Dubbing) ........................................ Audio dubbing................................................ Printing pictures by directly connecting to the printer (PictBridge) ................................ 46 46 47 48 49 51 Menu list ........................................................ Menus related to taking pictures ................... Menus related to playback ............................ Other menus.................................................. 62 64 64 65 Others Indications ..................................................... Warning/alarm indications ............................. Functions cannot be used simultaneously .... Before requesting repair (Problems and solutions) ............................ Cautions for Use............................................ Explanation of terms...................................... Specifications ................................................ Camcorder Accessory System ...................... Camcorder Accessory Order Form (For USA Customers) ................................. Request for Service Notice (USA Only) ........ Limited Warranty (For USA Customers)........ Customer Services Directory......................... Warranty (For Canadian Customers) ............ Index.............................................................. Spanish Quick Use Guide/ Guía española para el uso rápido............... 66 67 69 70 73 77 79 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 With a PC Using the Camcorder with a PC .................... Using USB Driver........................................... Connecting Computer and Camcorder .......... Using as a Web camera ................................ Using MotionDV STUDIO .............................. To disconnect USB cable safely .................... If you no longer need software or driver (Uninstall) .................................................... Notes ............................................................. 52 52 53 53 56 59 60 60 9 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 10 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using 3 Push the [PUSH] mark 1 in order to close Quick Guide the cassette holder. ª Charging the battery 1 Connect the AC main lead to the AC adaptor and the AC main socket. 2 Put the battery on the battery mount by aligning the mark, and then securely plug it in. 1 PUSH 4 Only after the cassette holder is completely housed, close the cassette cover. ª Inserting/removing a card 1 Open the LCD monitor and then open the card slot cover. ª Fitting the battery Push the battery against the battery holder and slide it until it clicks. 2 Insert/remove the card into/from the card slot. 1 ª Inserting/removing a cassette 1 Slide the [OPEN/EJECT] lever and open the cassette cover. OPEN/ EJECT 2 After the cassette holder is opened, insert/ remove the cassette. ≥When inserting a card, face the label side 1 towards you and push it straight in with one stroke as far as it goes. ≥When removing the card, open the card slot cover and press the center of the card and then pull it straight out. 3 Securely close the card slot cover. ª How to turn on the power 1 While pressing the button 1, set the [OFF/ ON] switch to [ON]. 1 10 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 11 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using ª How to turn off the power 1 While pressing the button 1, set the [OFF/ ª Playing back tape ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. ON] switch to [OFF]. PC 1 1 Operate with joystick. ª Recording on a tape ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. PC 1 Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. 1/;: Playback/Pause 6: Rewind/Review playback (Reverts to playback with the 1/; icon.) 5: Fast forward/Cue playback (Reverts to playback with the 1/; icon.) ∫: Stop ª Playing back card ≥Set to Picture Playback Mode. PC 2 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording. ; 1 Operate with joystick. ª Recording still pictures onto a card (Photoshot) ≥Set to Card Recording Mode. PC E: D: 1/∫: Plays back the previous picture. Plays back the next picture. Slide show (Plays back the still pictures on the card in order) start/stop 1 Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button PHOTO SHOT 11 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 12 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Before using Accessories Parts identification and handling ª Camcorder The following are the accessories supplied with this product. (1) (5) (2) 1) (6) (3) (7) PV-DAC14D 2) K2GJ2DZ00017 3) K2CA2CA00025 (4) 4) (8) (9) CR2025 CGA-DU12 5) N2QAEC000012 7) 6) VYF2992 N2QCBD000030 K2KC4CB00018 VFC3506-1A (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 8) VFA0425B 1) AC adaptor, DC cable, AC cable -17- 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. 2) Battery pack -163) Remote control, button-type battery -244) Magic wire remote control with narration mic -265) Lens cap -146) AV cable -467) Shoulder strap -148) USB cable and CD-ROM -51- 12 LSQT0862 (6) (7) (8) (9) Built-in flash -35Recording lamp -64Microphone (built-in, stereo) -32-, -34Grip belt (One-touch free style grip belt) -15Lens (LEICA DICOMAR) ≥LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica microsystems IR GmbH and DICOMAR is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. White balance sensor -39Remote control sensor -25Lock button -15Lock cover -15(13) (10) (11) AV / Ë REMOTE/MIC (12) (10) Audio-video input/output terminal [AV] -46- ≥Use the supplied AV cable or headphones only, otherwise audio may not be played back normally. Headphone terminal [Ë] (11) Terminal for Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic [REMOTE] -26Microphone terminal [MIC] ≥A compatible plug-in powered microphone can be used as an external microphone. ≥When the Camcorder is connected with AC Adaptor, sometimes noise may be heard depending on microphone type. In that case, please switch to battery for power supply and noise will stop. (12) USB terminal [ ] -51(13) Speaker -41- LSQT0862ENG.book 13 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (14) (15) (16) (24) (27) LCD monitor open release [OPEN] -15(28) Reset button [RESET] -68(29) Power LCD button [POWER LCD] -24Power LCD lamp -24(30) Mode select switch [AUTO/MANUAL/ FOCUS] -27-, -37-, -40(31) Card access lamp -19(32) DV terminal [DV] -48(33) Card slot cover -19(34) Card slot -19- S-VIDEO (36) (37) (14) Viewfinder -16-, -77- Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on the viewfinder screen. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture. (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) Battery holder Battery eject button [PUSH BATT] -17Power switch [OFF/ON] -20Power lamp -20Quick start recording button [QUICK START] -32Quick start recording lamp -32Menu button [MENU] -22Joystick -20Mode dial -20Recording start/stop button -28S-Video input/output terminal [S-VIDEO] (38) (39) (35) (35) (36) (37) (38) Cassette holder -18Cassette eject lever [OPEN/EJECT] -18Cassette cover -18Zoom lever [W/T] -31Volume lever [s /VOLr] -41(39) Photoshot button [PHOTO SHOT] -29- (40) -43- 1 (28) (29) (25) (26) (27) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (25) Focus ring -39(26) LCD monitor -15-, -77- (40) Smart accessory shoe The stereo zoom microphone/VW-VMH3 (optional) or the video DC light/VW-LDH3 (optional) should be mounted here. ≥When using an accessory for the smart accessory shoe, the power is supplied from this product. ≥When mounting or removing the accessory, extend the viewfinder (1). Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture. 13 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 14 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using 1 (43) 2 (43) Lens hood In order to remove the lens hood, rotate it counter-clockwise 1. In order to fit it, put into slot 2, and then rotate it clockwise. (41) (41) Tripod receptacle This is a hole for attaching the Camcorder to optional tripod. (Please carefully read the operating instructions for how to attach the tripod to the Camcorder.) ≥When the tripod is used, operate the Camcorder from the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic for convenience. (When not using the remote control, attach the clip to the grip belt for convenience. When you move with remote control attached to a pocket, etc., take care to avoid tipping over the tripod.) ≥You cannot open the card slot cover when the tripod is used. Insert the card first and then attach the tripod. (42) Fitting the lens cap Fit the lens cap to protect the surface of the lens. 1 Remove the grip belt. Run the end of the lens cap cord through the hole in the grip belt attachment and run the lens cap through the lens cap cord. ≥The lens cap removed can be attached to the lens cap fixture. (It cannot be hung if the grip belt is used as a hand strap.) (42) Shoulder strap fixture 3 1 2 ≥Put the strap through the fixture 1 and through the stopper 2 so it will not come off. Extend part 3 by at least 1 inch (2 cm). ≥Fit the other end of the belt similarly. 14 LSQT0862 ≥To fit or remove the lens cap, hold both sides of the lens cap with the tips of your finger and thumb. LSQT0862ENG.book 15 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using The one-touch free-style grip belt ª To use as a hand strap If you use the grip belt as a hand strap, then you can carry or handle this Camcorder more easily. 1 Open the lock cover 1 by pinching the projections 2 on both sides. Press the lock button 3 to remove the grip belt. ª To use as a grip belt Adjust the belt length so it fits your hand. 1 Adjust the belt length and the pad position. 2 2 1 3 1 3 ≥When removing the grip belt, tightly hold the Camcorder with both hands. ≥After removing the grip belt, restore the lock cover to the original position. 2 Adjust the belt length. 1 2 1 Flip the belt. 2 Adjust the length. 3 Fix the belt. Using the LCD monitor You can record the image while viewing it on the LCD monitor. 1 Put a finger on the LCD monitor release and pull the LCD monitor out in the direction of the arrow. 1 3 1 Flip the belt. 2 Slide 1 in the direction indicated by the arrow. 3 Fix the belt. 3 Put your hand through the strap. ≥Use the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic for more convenience. ≥Hold the Camcorder without covering the microphones or the sensors with your hands. ª To restore the strap to the grip belt ≥When returning the grip belt to the grip belt attachment, press the lock cover 1 and check if the grip belt is securely locked. 1 ≥The viewfinder is now deactivated. ≥It can open up to 90o. 2 Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor according to your preference. 1 180o 2 90o ≥It can rotate up to 180o 1 towards the lens or 90o 2 towards the viewfinder. ≥The brightness and color level of the LCD monitor can be adjusted from the menu. ≥If it is forcibly opened or rotated, the Camcorder may be damaged or fail. ≥Check that the card slot cover is closed. ≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180o towards the lens (when recording yourself), the LCD monitor and the viewfinder will be simultaneously activated. 15 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 16 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Using the viewfinder Power supply ª Extending the viewfinder 1 Pull out the viewfinder and extend it by ª Charging the battery When this product is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery before using this product. ≥Battery charging time (-17-) ≥We recommend using Panasonic batteries. ≥If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ≥If the DC input lead is connected to the AC adaptor, then the battery will not charge. Remove the DC input lead from the AC adaptor. 1 Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC jack. 2 Put the battery on the battery mount by aligning the mark, and then securely plug it in. pulling the extension knob. ª Lifting up the viewfinder 1 Lift it up by pinching the viewfinder extension knob. ª Adjusting the field of view 1 Adjust the focus by sliding the eyepiece corrector knob. 12:30:45PM 12:30:45PM OCT OCT 15 15 2005 2005 12:30:45PM OCT 15 2005 ≥You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder from the menu. 16 LSQT0862 ª Charging lamp Lights up: Charging Goes off: Charging completed Flashing: The battery is over discharged (discharged excessively). In a while, the lamp will light up and normal charging will start. When the battery temperature is excessively high or low, the [CHARGE] lamp flashes and the charging time will be longer than normal. LSQT0862ENG.book 17 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using ª Connecting to the AC outlet Charging time and recordable time The times shown in the table below show the times at a temperature of 68oF (25oC) and a humidity of 60%. This is just a guide. If the temperature is higher or lower than the specified value, the charging time will become longer. 1 1 Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC jack. 2 Connect the DC cable to the AC adaptor. 3 Connect the DC cable to this product. ≥Lift up the viewfinder beforehand. ≥The output plug of the AC cable is not completely connected to the AC adaptor jack. As shown in 1, there is a gap. ≥Do not use the power cord for other equipment since the power cord is exclusively designed for this Camcorder. Do not use the power cord from other equipment for this Camcorder. ª Fitting the battery Push the battery against the battery holder and slide it until it clicks. ª Removing the battery While pushing the [PUSH BATT] button, slide the battery (or the DC input lead) to remove it. PUSH BATT ≥Hold the battery with your hand so it does not fall. Supplied battery/ CGA-DU12 (7.2 V/ 1150 mAh) CGA-DU21 (7.2 V/ 2040 mAh) CGR-DU06 (7.2 V/ 640 mAh) A B 2 h. 25 min. 2 h. 5 min. (1 h. 55 min.) A B 3 h. 55 min. 3 h. 30 min. (3 h. 15 min.) 1 h. 40 min. 1 h. 5 min. (1 h.) A B A Charging time B Maximum continuously recordable time “1h. 10 min.” indicates 1 hour 10 minutes. ≥The battery CGA-DU12 is supplied. ≥The times shown in the table are rough estimates. The times indicate the recordable time when the viewfinder is used. The times in parentheses indicate the recordable time when the LCD monitor is used. ≥We recommend the Battery Pack CGA-DU12 and CGA-DU21 for long recording time (2 hour or more for continuous recording, 1 hour or more for intermittent recording). ≥The recordable time will become shorter in the following cases: ≥When you use both the viewfinder and the LCD monitor simultaneously while rotating the LCD monitor frontward to record yourself, 0 Lux MagicPix function, etc. ≥When you use this Camcorder with the LCD monitor lit up by pressing the [POWER LCD] button. ≥When you use accessories fitted on the Camcorder’s smart accessory shoe such as the stereo zoom microphone and video DC light, etc.. ≥The batteries heat up after use or charging. The Camcorder being used will also heat up. This is normal. ≥Along with the reduction of the battery capacity, the display will change: r # s # t # u # v. If the battery discharges, then u (v) will flash. 17 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 18 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Inserting/removing a cassette ª When the cassette holder does not 1 Slide the [OPEN/EJECT] lever and open the ≥Close the cassette cover completely, and then open it again completely. ≥Check if the battery has run down. cassette cover. come out ª When the cassette holder cannot be OPEN/ EJECT ≥When the cover is fully opened, the cassette holder will come out. 2 After the cassette holder is opened, insert/ remove the cassette. ≥When inserting a cassette, orient it as shown in the figure, and then securely insert it as far as it goes. ≥When removing, pull it straight out. 3 Push the [PUSH] mark 1 in order to close the cassette holder. 1 PUSH housed ≥Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF], then to [ON] again. ≥Check if the battery has run down. ª Inserting/removing the cassette ≥When the cassette holder is in motion, do not touch anything except the [PUSH] mark. ≥When inserting a previously recorded cassette, use the blank search function to find the position where you want to continue recording. If you overwrite-record on a previously recorded cassette, be sure to find the position where you want to continue recording. ≥Close the cassette cover tightly. ≥When closing the cassette cover, do not get anything, such as a cable, caught in the cover. ª Accidental erasure prevention If the accidental erasure prevention slider 1 of a cassette is opened (slide in the direction of the [SAVE] arrow), the cassette cannot be recorded. When recording, close the accidental erasure prevention slider of the cassette (slide in the direction of the [REC] arrow). 1 4 Only after the cassette holder is completely housed, close the cassette cover. ≥After using, make sure to rewind the cassette completely, remove it, and put it in a case. Store the case in an upright position. (-76-) ≥When condensation is formed on the lens or the main unit of the Camcorder, even if no condensation alarm is indicated, condensation may have formed on the heads or the cassette tape. Do not open the cassette cover. (-73-) 18 LSQT0862 REC SAVE LSQT0862ENG.book 19 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Inserting/removing a card Before inserting/removing a card, be sure to turn the power [OFF]. ≥If the card is inserted or removed with the power turned on, this Camcorder may malfunction or the data recorded on the card may be lost. 1 Open the LCD monitor and then open the card slot cover. 2 Insert/remove the card into/from the card slot. 1 ≥When inserting a card, face the label side 1 towards you and push it straight in with one stroke as far as it goes. ≥When removing the card, open the card slot cover and press the center of the card and then pull it straight out. 3 Securely close the card slot cover. ª Card access lamp ≥When the Camcorder accesses the card (reading, recording, playback, erasing, etc.), the access lamp lights up. ≥If the following operations are performed when the access lamp is lit, then the card or the recorded data may be damaged or the Camcorder may malfunction. ≥Opening the card slot cover and inserting or removing the card ≥Operating the [OFF/ON] switch or the mode dial ª SD Memory Card ≥The memory capacity indicated on the SD Memory Card label corresponds to the total amount of capacity to protect and manage the copyright and the capacity available as conventional memory for a Camcorder, personal computer or other equipment. ª Concerning the write protection switch on the SD Memory Card ≥The SD Memory Card has a write protection switch on it. If the switch is moved to [LOCK], you cannot write to the card, erase the data on it, or format it. If it is moved back, you can perform those functions. ª Concerning the card ≥Do not touch the terminals on the back of the card. ≥Do not format the card with another Camcorder or any personal computer. This operation may make the card unusable. ≥Electrical noise, static electricity, or failure of the Camcorder or the card may damage or erase the data stored on the card. We recommend saving important data on a personal computer by using a USB cable, PC card adaptor, or USB reader/writer. 19 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 20 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Turning the Camcorder on How to use the joystick When the Camcorder is turned on with the lens cap fitted, the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly. Please turn the Camcorder on after removing the lens cap. ª Basic joystick operations Operations on the menu screen and selection of files to be played back on the multi-image display Move the joystick up, down, left, or right to select an item or file, and then push in the center to set it. ª How to turn on the power 1 While pressing the button 1, set the [OFF/ ON] switch to [ON]. ≥The power lamp lights up. 1 3 1 5 4 2 1 2 3 4 5 ª How to turn off the power 1 While pressing the button 1, set the [OFF/ ON] switch to [OFF]. ≥The power lamp goes off. 1 Selecting a mode Rotate the mode dial to select the desired mode. 1 Rotate the mode dial. ≥Set your desired mode to 1. ª Joystick and screen display Push the center of the joystick, and icons will be displayed on the screen. Each push switches the display as follows depending on the mode. (In the Tape playback mode or the Picture playback mode, the icons will be automatically displayed on the screen.) 1) Tape recording mode ([AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO]) PC 1 Select by moving up. Select by moving down. Select by moving left. Select by moving right. Push the center to select the item. Screen display OFF Joystick : Tape recording mode Use this when you want to record the image on a tape. (Also, you can simultaneously record still pictures on a card while recording images on a tape.) : Tape playback mode Use this to play back a tape. : Card recording mode Use this to record still pictures on a card. : Picture playback mode Use this to play back the still pictures recorded on a card. PC : PC mode You can view or edit the images recorded on a card on your personal computer. 20 LSQT0862 3 4 2 1 3 4 Tele-macro Soft skin mode Fade Backlight compensation MagicPix/0 Lux MagicPix Recording check -34-33-34-33-33-29- LSQT0862ENG.book 21 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using 2) Tape recording mode ([AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [MANUAL]) 5) Card recording mode ([AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [MANUAL]) Screen display OFF Screen display OFF 4 1 2 White balance Shutter speed Iris or gain value Select/Adjust Select/Adjust -38- -38-38- 4 1 2 -38- -38-38- 6) Picture playback mode 3) Tape playback mode Screen display OFF Screen display OFF 3 4 2 1 White balance Shutter speed Iris or gain value Select/Adjust Select/Adjust Playback/pause Stop Rewind (review playback) Fast forward (cue playback) -41-41-41-41- 4) Card recording mode ([AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO]) 3 4 2 1 Playback/stop Erase Playback previous picture Playback next picture -43-44-43-43- Switching the language You can switch the language on the screen display or the menu screen. 1 Set [LANGUAGE] >> [English]. Screen display OFF 3 4 1 Tele-macro Soft skin mode Backlight compensation -34-33-33- 21 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 22 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using 7 Press the joystick to determine the setting. Using the menu screen For each individual menu, please refer to -62-. 1 Press the [MENU] button. MENU ª To exit the menu screen Press the [MENU] button. ≥The menu corresponding to the mode selected by the mode dial is displayed. ≥Do not switch the mode dial when the menu is displayed. 2 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the top menu. ª To get back to the previous screen Move the joystick left. ª About the menu setting ≥The menu screen does not appear during recording. And you cannot record when the menu screen appears. 3 Move the joystick right or press it to set the selection. ª Operating with remote control The menu screen transition is the same as when the buttons on the main unit are used. 1 Press the [MENU] button. VAR. SEARCH MENU ENTER 4 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the sub-menu. 2 Select a menu item. ≥Use the direction buttons (π, ∑, ∏, ∫) and [ENTER] button in place of the joystick on the main unit. VAR. SEARCH MENU ENTER 5 Move the joystick right or press it to set the selection. 3 Press the [MENU] button, to exit the menu screen. VAR. SEARCH 6 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the item to be set. 22 LSQT0862 MENU ENTER LSQT0862ENG.book 23 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Setting date and time Adjusting LCD monitor/viewfinder If the screen shows the incorrect date/time, then adjust it. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode or Card Recording Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] >> [CLOCK SET] >> [YES]. ª Adjusting the brightness and color 2 Move the joystick left or right in order to select the item to be set. Then move the joystick up or down to set the desired value. ≥The year will change as follows: 2000, 2001, ..., 2089, 2000, ... ≥The 12-hour clock is used. 3 Press the joystick to determine the setting. ≥The clock function starts at  seconds. ª About date/time ≥The date and time function are driven by a built-in lithium battery. ≥Make sure to check the time before recording because the built-in clock is not very accurate. ª Recharging the built-in lithium battery ≥If  or [--] is indicated when the Camcorder is turned on, then the built-in lithium battery has run down. Connect the AC adaptor to the Camcorder or place the battery on the Camcorder, and the built-in lithium battery will be recharged. Leave the Camcorder as is for approx. 24 hours, and the battery will drive the date and time for approx. 6 months. (Even if the [OFF/ON] switch is set to [OFF], the battery is still being recharged.) level 1 Set [SETUP] >> [LCD SET] or [EVF SET] >> [YES]. 2 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the item to be adjusted. [LCD SET] : Brightness of the LCD monitor : Color level of the LCD monitor [EVF SET] EVF : Brightness of the viewfinder 3 Move the joystick left or right to move the bar indication representing the brightness. 4 Press the [MENU] button or the joystick to complete the settings. ≥In order to adjust the brightness of the viewfinder, close the LCD monitor, and the viewfinder will be activated. ≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180° towards the lens, the brightness of the LCD monitor cannot be adjusted. ≥These settings will not affect the images actually recorded. 23 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 24 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using ª In order to increase the brightness of Using the remote control the entire LCD monitor 1 Press the [POWER LCD] button. ª Remote control Using the remote control supplied will enable control of almost all functions of this Camcorder. POWER LCD (1) (2) ≥The [POWER LCD] lamp lights up. ≥If the [POWER LCD] button is pressed, the entire LCD monitor will become approx. twice as bright as the normal. ≥Press this button again, and the lamp will go off and the brightness will revert back to the original brightness. ≥This will not affect the images to be recorded. ≥If you turn on the Camcorder when the AC adaptor is used, the [POWER LCD] function will automatically be activated. ª Changing the picture quality on the LCD monitor 1 Set [SETUP] >> [LCD AI] >> [DYNAMIC] or 24 PHOTO SHOT ¥REC A.DUB PLAY FF/W START/ STOP T V /REW STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV (3) (4) W VOL STOP VAR. SEARCH MENU (5) ENTER (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Date/time button [DATE/TIME] -62On-screen display button [OSD] -43Record button [¥REC] -47-, -48Audio dubbing button [A.DUB] -49Direction buttons [π, ∑, ∏, ∫] -22- OSD DATE/ TIME PHOTO SHOT ¥REC A.DUB PLAY FF/W START/ STOP ZOOM T V (6) /REW STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W (7) VOL STOP VAR. SEARCH MENU (8) (9) ENTER (6) Slow/frame-by-frame forward button [E, D] (E: reverse, D: forward) -42(7) Zoom/volume button [ZOOM/VOL] ¢ (8) Search button [VAR. SEARCH] -42(9) Menu button [MENU] -22- (10) OSD DATE/ TIME PHOTO SHOT START/ STOP ZOOM T (11) (12) (13) V /REW ¥REC A.DUB PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV (14) (15) (16) W VOL STOP VAR. SEARCH MENU (17) ENTER (10) (11) (12) (13) LSQT0862 DATE/ TIME ZOOM [NORMAL]. [DYNAMIC]: The image on the LCD monitor becomes clear and vivid. Optimum contrast and brightness are set depending on the scenes recorded. Clear and brilliant images are presented. (The effect will vary depending on the images recorded.) [NORMAL]: Switches to the standard picture quality. ≥The effect will vary depending on the scene recorded. ≥The picture quality on the viewfinder will not be affected. ≥This function is automatically set to [DYNAMIC] when the brightness of the LCD monitor is increased (when the [POWER LCD] lamp lights up) and cannot be set to [NORMAL] independently. ≥This will not affect the images to be recorded. ≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180° towards the lens, the picture quality of the LCD monitor is temporarily adjusted as if the [LCD AI] is set to [NORMAL]. OSD Photoshot button [PHOTO SHOT] ¢ Rewind/review button  Pause button [;] Stop button [∫] LSQT0862ENG.book 25 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using (14) Recording start/stop button [START/ STOP] ¢ (15) Playback button  (16) Fast forward/cue button  (17) Enter button [ENTER] -22¢ means that these buttons function in the same manner as the corresponding buttons on the Camcorder. ª Install a button-type battery Install the button-type battery supplied in the remote control before using it. 1 While pressing the stopper 1, pull out the battery holder. 1 2 Set the button-type battery with its (i) mark facing upward and slide the battery holder back into place. Warning Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions. Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or incinerate. Keep the ButtonType battery out of the reach of children. Never put Button-Type battery in mouth. If swallowed, call your doctor. Replace battery with Panasonic PART NO. 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. ª Remote control usable range ≥The distance between the remote control and the Camcorder: Within approx. 15 feet (5 m) Angle: Approx. 10o up and 15o down, left, and right ª Selecting the remote control mode If 2 Camcorders are used simultaneously, set the mode for one pair of Camcorder and remote control to [VCR1] and that of the other pair to [VCR2]. This will prevent interference between the 2 pairs. (The default setting is [VCR1]. When the button-type battery is replaced, the setting will revert to the default [VCR1].) 1 Setting on the Camcorder: Set [SETUP] >> [REMOTE] >> [VCR1] or [VCR2]. 2 Setting on the remote control: STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV 2 VOL STOP 1 VAR [VCR1]: Press [D] and [∫] simultaneously. 1 [VCR2]: Press [E] and [∫] simultaneously. 2 ª Concerning the button-type battery ≥When the button-type battery runs down, replace it with a new battery (part number: CR2025). The battery is normally expected to last about 1 year, but it depends on operation frequency. ≥Keep the button-type battery out of the reach of children. ≥If the remote control mode of the Camcorder and that of the remote control do not match with each other, “REMOTE” will appear. When the remote control is operated for the first time after the Camcorder is turned on, “CHECK REMOTE MODE” (-67-) will appear and operation is impossible. Set the same remote control mode. ≥The remote control is intended for indoor operation. Outdoors or under strong light, the Camcorder may not operate properly even within the usable ranges. ≥Within a 3 feet (1 m) range, you can operate the remote control using the remote control sensor on the LCD monitor side of the Camcorder. 25 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 26 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Before using Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic This controller can be used from different high and low angles. It is also handy when a tripod is used. When you do not use the controller, attach the clip to the grip belt. Left-handed users can use this Camcorder more easily. ª Switching the microphone Press the [TALK] button on the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic, and the microphone on the remote control will be activated instead of that on the Camcorder. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Microphone [MIC] Recording start/stop button [REC] Zoom lever [W/T] Photoshot button [PHOTO SHOT] Microphone switch button [TALK] ≥While this button is being pressed, [ ] appears and the microphone on the remote control is activated. ≥We recommend you talk with the microphone approx. 4 inches (10 cm) away from your mouth. ª About the clip (on the backside) ª Connect the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic to the Camcorder 1 Plug the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic into the [REMOTE] terminal as far as it goes. REMOTE/MIC When you move with the clip fitted to your pocket or elsewhere, beware of knocking over the tripod or causing the Camcorder to fall off the table. ≥The [PHOTO SHOT] button on the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic cannot be pressed halfway. ≥If the pin plug of the control is not inserted securely into the [REMOTE] terminal as far as it will go, normal operation may not be ensured. ≥Before using, make sure that the plug is inserted securely into the terminal as far as it will go. 26 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 27 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Record mode Check before recording Check the following by a trial recording before important events such as weddings in order to verify that the image recording and audio recording work properly and that you know how to use the Camcorder. ª Basic Camcorder holding ª About auto mode ≥Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO], and color balance (white balance) and focusing will be adjusted automatically. ≥Auto white balance: -78≥Auto focusing: -78≥Color balance and focus may not be adjusted depending on light sources or scenes. If so, manually adjust the white balance and focus. AUTO MANUAL 1) FOCUS 2) 4) ≥Scene mode setting (-37-) ≥White balance setting (-38-) ≥Shutter speed setting (-40-) ≥Iris/gain value setting (-40-) ≥Focus setting (-39-) ª Recording mode You can switch the tape recording mode. ≥Set to Tape Recording/Playback Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] or [ADVANCE] >> [REC SPEED] >> [SP] or [LP]. If the LP mode is selected, the recording time will be 1.5 times the SP mode, but some functions will be disabled. 3) 5) 1) Hold the Camcorder with both hands. 2) Run your hand through the grip belt. 3) Do not cover the microphones or sensors with your hands. 4) Keep your arms near your body. 5) Slightly open your legs. ≥When you are in the open air, record pictures with the sunlight as far in the background as possible. If the subject is backlit, it will become dark in the recording. ª Check points ≥Remove the lens cap. (-14-) (When the Camcorder is turned on with the lens cap fitted, the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly. Please turn the Camcorder on after removing the lens cap.) ≥Grip belt adjustment (-15-) ≥Power supply (-16-) ≥Insert a cassette/card. (-18-, -19-) ≥Setting date/time (-23-) ≥Adjustment of LCD monitor/viewfinder (-23-) ≥Getting the remote control ready (-24-) ≥Setting SP/LP mode (-27-) ≥We recommend using the SP mode for important recording. ≥In order to fully exhibit the performances of the LP mode, we recommend using Panasonic cassettes marked LP mode. ≥It is not possible to dub audio onto images recorded in the LP mode. (-49-) ≥In the LP mode, the picture quality will not be degraded in comparison with the SP mode, but mosaic noise may appear on the playback image or some functions may be disabled. ≥Playback on other digital video equipment or on digital video equipment without the LP mode ≥Playback of the image on other digital video equipment recorded in the LP mode ≥Slow/frame-by-frame playback 27 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 28 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode ª On-screen display in the tape Recording on a tape ≥Remove the lens cap. (-14-) (When the Camcorder is turned on with the lens cap fitted, the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly. Please turn the Camcorder on after removing the lens cap.) ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. recording mode 1) 0h00m10s00f R 0:30 2) 3)¢ PC 100 4)¢ 5)¢ 1 Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. 2 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording. ¢These indications are displayed only when the card is inserted. 1) Recording time elapsed 2) Remaining tape indication 3) Still picture size 4) Number of recordable still pictures (When no picture can be recorded, this indication will flash in red.) 5) Quality of still pictures ª Concerning the remaining tape time ; ≥For details on the recording time on a tape, refer to -17-. ≥Carry out a recording check (-29-) to verify that the image is recorded properly. ≥In order to find the unrecorded section, carry out the blank search (-29-). indication on the screen ≥The remaining tape time is indicated in minutes. (When it reaches less than 3 minutes, the indication starts flashing.) ≥During a 15-second or shorter recording, the remaining tape time indication may not be displayed or the remaining tape time may not be displayed correctly. ≥In some cases, the remaining tape time indication may display remaining tape time that is 2 to 3 minutes shorter than the actual remaining tape time. ª [POWER SAVE] [OFF]: When 5 minutes passes without any operation, the standby mode will be automatically set. In the standby mode, [;] blinks and it takes more time than usual to start recording after you press the recording start/stop button. [5 MINUTES]: When 5 minutes passes without any operation, the Camcorder automatically turns off to protect the tape or to prevent the battery from running down. When you want to use the Camcorder, turn it on again. ≥The Camcorder cannot be automatically turned off when you connect the USB connection cable or the DV cable with the Camcorder or when the Camcorder is in the PC mode. 28 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 29 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Recording still pictures on a card while recording image onto a tape You can record still pictures while recording image onto a tape. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button fully while recording image onto a tape. Check the recording The last image recorded is played back for 2 to 3 seconds. After checking, the Camcorder will be set to a recording pause. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Press the joystick during the recording pause until the icon 1 appears. 2 Move the joystick down to select the recording check icon [ ]. PHOTO SHOT 1 ≥For the number of still pictures to be recorded on a card, refer to -80-. ≥When recording pictures onto a card, the recording start/stop button is disabled. ≥You can select a picture quality for still pictures to be recorded. (-31-) ≥In tape recording mode, the size of pictures that can be recorded is . ≥In order to record higher quality still pictures, you must use the card recording mode. ≥If the wide mode is used, you cannot record images onto the card. ≥The [PHOTO SHOT] button does not work if it is pressed halfway. Blank search function Searches for the last part of the image recorded (unused part of the tape). ≥Set to Tape Recording/Playback Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] or [ADVANCE] >> [BLANK SEARCH] >> [YES]. ª Stopping a blank search midway through Move the joystick down. ≥If the cassette tape has no blank part, then the Camcorder will stop at the end of the tape. ≥The Camcorder stops at a point approx. 1 second before the end of the last image recorded. When you start recording at that point, the image can be recorded seamlessly from the last image. 29 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 30 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Recording still pictures onto a card (Photoshot) ≥Set to Card Recording Mode. PC 1 Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button halfway in order to adjust focusing. (For auto focusing only) ≥If you set [EIS] to [ON], then the image stabilizer function will be more effective. (MEGA Optical image stabilizer will be indicated.) ≥The iris/gain value is fixed and this Camcorder focuses on the subject automatically. PHOTO SHOT your arms stationary at your side so as not to shake the Camcorder. ≥You can record stable pictures without shaking by using a tripod and the remote control. ≥For the number of still pictures to be recorded on a card, refer to -80-. ≥The sound cannot be recorded. ≥While data is being recorded on a card, do not operate the mode dial. ≥When the access lamp is lit, do not insert or remove a card. ≥Another product may degrade or not play back data recorded on this Camcorder. ≥If set [PICT. QUALITY] >> [ ], mosaic-pattern noise may appear on a playback image depending on the picture content. ≥When the [PICTURE SIZE] is set to other than , the mega pixel recording mode is set. ≥When the picture size setting is other than , the scene around the subject can be recorded wider than that in . ª On-screen display in the card recording mode 1 2 1 Shutter chance mark ± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing ¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful ≥The shutter chance mark is indicated as follows when the [PHOTO SHOT] button is not pressed halfway. Please use it as a guide for recording. ¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus and a good picture can be recorded ± (White lamp lights up.): Almost in focus 2 Focus area 2 Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button fully. ª To record still pictures clearly ≥When zooming in on the subject with a magnification of 4k to 10k or higher, it is difficult to reduce the slight shaking from holding the Camcorder by hand. We recommend decreasing the zoom magnification and approaching the subject when recording. ≥When recording still pictures, hold the Camcorder firmly with your hands and keep 30 LSQT0862 1) 100 2) 3) 1) Still picture size 2) Number of recordable still pictures (When no pictures can be recorded, the red light will flash.) 3) Quality of still pictures ª Progressive Photoshot You can record still pictures with higher picture quality and frames. (You cannot switch the progressive function off/on.) ≥In the tape recording mode, the progressive function may be disabled depending on the other functions used. (-69-) LSQT0862ENG.book 31 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode ª Select the size of still pictures to be recorded on a card 1 Set [BASIC] >> [PICTURE SIZE] >> select the desired picture size. : 2048k1512 : 1600k1200 : 1280k960 : 640k480 Zoom in/out function You can zoom in up to 10k optically. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Wide-angle recording (zoom out): Push the [W/T] lever towards [W]. Close-up recording (zoom in): Push the [W/T] lever towards [T]. ª Select the picture quality for VOL photoshot images 1 Set [BASIC] >> [PICT. QUALITY] >> select a desired picture quality. [ ]: High picture quality [ ]: Normal picture quality ≥You can also change the picture quality on [ADVANCE] >> [PICT. QUALITY] in the tape recording mode. W 1tW T T 5tW T 10tW T ª Recording with a shutter operation effect You can add a shutter operation simulating sound. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [SHTR EFFECT] >> [ON]. ª About the shutter chance mark ≥The shutter chance mark does not appear in manual focus mode. ≥When the subject is not easily focused, focus on the subject manually. ≥You can record still pictures on the card even if the shutter chance mark does not appear, but pictures may be recorded without being focused. ≥The shutter chance mark does not appear or has difficulty displaying in the following cases. ≥When the zoom magnification is high. ≥When the Camcorder is shaken. ≥When the subject is moving. ≥When the subject stands in front of a light source. ≥When close subjects and far subjects are included in the same scene. ≥When the scene is dark. ≥When there is a bright part in the scene. ≥When the scene is filled with only horizontal lines. ≥When the scene lacks contrast. ª Concerning the focusing area ≥When there is a contrasting object ahead or behind the subject in the focus area, the subject may not be focused. Move the contrasting object out of the focus area. ≥When zooming in and taking a picture while holding the Camcorder by hand, we recommend using the image stabilizer function. ≥When you are zooming on a faraway subject, a sharper focus is achieved if the recording subject is 3.9 feet (1.2 m) or further from the Camcorder. ≥When the zoom speed is high, the subject may not be focused easily. ≥When the zoom magnification is 1k, the Camcorder can focus on a subject approx. 1.6 inches (4 cm) distant from the lens. ª Digital zoom function If the zoom magnification exceeds 10 times, then the digital zoom function will be activated. The digital zoom function allows you to select a magnification from 25k to 700k. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [D.ZOOM] >> [25k] or [700k]. 25tW T [OFF]: Optical zoom only (Up to 10k) [25k]: Up to 25k [700k]: Up to 700k ≥The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded. ≥When the Card Recording mode is used, the digital zoom function cannot be used. 31 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 32 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode ª To use the zoom microphone function Interlocked with the zooming operation, the microphone will clearly capture sounds far away with the tele-shot or those in the vicinity with the wide-angle shot. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [ZOOM MIC] >> [ON]. ZOOM Quick start This Camcorder will be put into standby in approx. 1.7 seconds after the power is turned on. ≥This is only activated in the following cases. ≥A tape or a card is inserted, while the Tape Recording Mode is set. ≥A card is inserted, while the Card Recording Mode is set. 1 Press the [QUICK START] button. QUICK START ª About the variable speed zoom function ≥When pushing the [W/T] lever as far as it will go, you can zoom from 1k to 10k in 1.0 second at the maximum. ≥The zoom speed varies according to the amount of movement of the [W/T] lever. ≥For the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic, the zoom speed changes in 2 stages. ≥The variable speed zoom function cannot be used with the remote control. Recording yourself You can record yourself while viewing the LCD monitor. You can record persons in front of the Camcorder while showing them the image. The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a mirror image. (The image to be recorded is the same as that recording.) 1 Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side. ≥When the LCD monitor is opened, the viewfinder will be automatically turned off. If the LCD monitor is rotated towards the lens side though, then the viewfinder will be activated. ≥When the LCD monitor is rotated towards the lens side, the icon will not be displayed even if you push the center of the joystick. 32 LSQT0862 ≥The quick start recording lamp lights up. (Press the button again to cancel it.) 2 Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF]. ≥The quick start is now ready. 3 Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [ON]. ≥This Camcorder will be put into a recording pause in approx. 1.7 seconds after it is turned on. ª To cancel the quick start when the power is [OFF] Press and hold the [QUICK START] button for approx. 2 seconds. The lamp will go off and the Camcorder will be completely turned off. ≥If the standby continues for approx. 30 minutes, then the lamp will go off and the Camcorder will be completely turned off. ≥When you rotate the mode dial or remove the battery, the quick start recording lamp is turned off and the quick start mode is canceled. If the Camcorder is turned on and the Tape/Card Recording Mode is set though, the lamp turns on and the quick start mode is restored. ≥When the Camcorder is quick-started with the white balance on automatic, it may take some time until the white balance is adjusted if the scene being recorded has a light source different from the scene last recorded. (When the MagicPix function is used, however, the white balance of the scene last recorded is retained.) ≥The zoom magnification differs from when it is in the quick start standby mode and when the recording starts. ≥Since about half the power of normal recording is used in quick start standby, using quick start reduces the time during which pictures can be recorded. LSQT0862ENG.book 33 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Backlight compensation function This protects a backlit subject from being darkened. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Press the joystick until the icon 1 appears. 2 Move the joystick right to select the backlight compensation icon [ ]. ª 1 ≥The image on the screen will become brighter. ª To return to normal recording Select the [ ] icon again. ≥If you operate the [OFF/ON] switch or the mode dial, the backlight compensation is canceled. MagicPix functions This function allows you to record color subjects in dark locations to stand out against the background. Attach the Camcorder to a tripod, and you can record images free from vibration. ≥Only manual focusing can be used. ≥Recorded scene is seen as if frames were missed. MagicPix function You can record dark locations brightly in color. 0 Lux MagicPix function You can record completely dark locations with the light of the LCD monitor. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Press the joystick until the icon 1 appears. 2 Move the joystick up to select the MagicPix icon [ ]. 3 (In the case of 0 Lux MagicPix function) Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side. ≥When the LCD monitor is reversed, the Power LCD Lamp turns on and the screen is lit in white. ≥Record the subject while viewing it on the viewfinder. ≥The light of the LCD monitor reaches approx. 3.9 feet (1.2 m) or less. ª To cancel the MagicPix function Select the MagicPix icon until the MagicPix indication disappears. ≥If set in a bright place, the screen may become whitish for a while. ≥The MagicPix function makes the signal charging time of CCD up to approximately 30k longer than usual, so that dark scenes invisible to the naked eye can be recorded brightly. For this reason, bright dots that are usually invisible may be seen, but this is not a malfunction. ≥The MagicPix function is canceled when you operate the power switch or the mode dial. Soft skin mode This allows the skin color to be recorded in a softer tone. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Press the joystick until the icon 1 appears. 2 Move the joystick down to select the soft skin icon [ ]. 1 1 ≥Each upward press switches the modes. OFF # MagicPix function # 0 Lux MagicPix function # OFF ª To cancel the soft skin mode Select the [ ] icon again. ≥If the background or anything else in the scene has colors similar to the skin color, they will also be softened. ≥If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear. 33 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 34 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Tele-macro function By focusing only on the subject and blurring the background, the image can be impressive. This Camcorder can focus on the subject at a distance of approx. 16 inches (40 cm). ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Press the joystick until the icon 1 appears. 2 Move the joystick up to select the tele-macro icon [ ]. 1 Start recording. (fade in) When you start recording, the image/audio disappears completely and the image/audio gradually appears. Pause recording. (fade out) The image/audio gradually disappears. After the image/audio completely disappears, recording stops. ≥If the magnification is 10k or less, then it is automatically set to 10k. ª To cancel the tele-macro function Select the [ ] icon again. ≥If a sharper focus cannot be achieved, adjust the focus manually. ≥In the following cases, the tele-macro function is canceled. ≥The zoom magnification becomes lower than 10k. ≥The [OFF/ON] switch or the mode dial is operated. Fade in/fade out function Fade in The image and audio gradually appear. Fade out The image and audio gradually disappear. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Press the joystick until the icon 1 appears. 2 Move the joystick left to select the fade icon [ ]. ª To cancel fading Select the [ ] icon again. ª To select the color for fade in/out The color which appears in fading pictures can be selected. 1 Set [SETUP] >> [FADE COLOR] >> [WHITE] or [BLACK]. ≥While the fade in/fade out function is selected, it takes several seconds to display the image when you start recording images. Besides, it also takes several seconds to pause recording. Wind noise reduction function This reduces the wind noise coming into the microphone when recording. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] >> [WIND CUT] >> [ON]. 1 B 3 Press the recording start/stop button. ª To cancel the wind noise reduction function Set [BASIC] >> [WIND CUT] >> [OFF]. ≥Reduces the wind noise depending on the wind strength. (If this function is activated in strong winds, the stereo effect may be reduced. When the wind weakens, the stereo effect will be restored.) 34 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 35 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Using the built-in flash Use the built-in flash in order to record still pictures in dark places. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [FLASH] >> [ß] or [ßA]. ≥If [ßA] is selected, then the flash will automatically flash as necessary. 2 Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button. PHOTO SHOT ≥The flash is activated and the picture will be recorded. ≥You cannot use the built-in flash unless the card is inserted in the Camcorder. ≥The Camcorder, even when its flash has been turned off, automatically determines if the flash is necessary by detecting the ambient brightness. (If it determines that the flash is necessary, the [ ] indication lights up in yellow.) ≥When the [ß] ([ßi]/[ßj]) indication or the [ßA] ([ßAi]/[ßAj]) indication is displayed, the flash can be lit. If the indication is flashing or not displayed, the flash cannot be lit. ≥The available range of the flash is approx. 3 to 7.5 feet (1 to 2.5 m) in a dark place. Pictures will appear dark or reddish when they are recorded by using the flash at distances greater than 7.5 feet (2.5 m). ≥When set [FLASH] >> [ßA] and the shutter speed, iris or gain is adjusted, the indication (either [ßA], [ßAi], or [ßAj]) may disappear and the flash may not be lighted. ≥Using the flash fixes the shutter speed of 1/750 s or faster to 1/500. ≥The picture may become out of focus in a dark place. If so, adjust the focus manually. ≥The picture may appear dark if flash is lit in front of a white background. ≥Set the flash to [ ] where using a flash is prohibited. ≥Do not block the flash by hand or any other means. ª When the flash is not used Set [ADVANCE] >> [FLASH] >> [ ]. ª To adjust the brightness of the flash 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [FLASH LEVEL] >> select the desired brightness level. [ßj]: If the brightness is too high ([ßj] or [ßAj] indication will appear). [ßd0]: In normal recording (the [ß] or [ßA] indication will appear). [ßi]: If the brightness is insufficient ([ßi] or [ßAi] indication will appear.) ª Red eye reduction function Reduces the phenomena where human eyes become red from flashes. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [RED EYE] >> [ON]. ≥Red eye phenomenon may appear depending on the recording conditions. ª Using the flash VW-FLH3 (optional) ≥The flash permits still picture recording in a dark place 7.5 feet (2.5 m) or more distant from the subject. The available range of the flash is approx. 3 to 13 feet (1 to 4 m). ≥When the flash becomes ready to flash, the [ß] indication appears. ≥The optional flash and the built-in flash cannot be used simultaneously. ≥The brightness of the flash cannot be adjusted. ≥The shutter speed, iris/gain, and white balance become fixed. ≥Using the flash outdoors or with backlight or other bright conditions may result in white blotches (color blotches) on the pictures. If so, either adjust the iris manually or use the backlight compensation function, without using the flash. ≥Carefully read the operating instructions for the flash. 35 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 36 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Self-timer recording You can record still pictures on a card using the timer. ≥Set to Card Recording Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] >> [SELF TIMER] >> [YES]. 2 Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button. PHOTO SHOT ≥After the recording lamp and the [ ] indication flashes for approx. 10 seconds, recording will start. After recording, the self-timer will be canceled. ≥You cannot press the [PHOTO SHOT] button half way. Focusing will be carried out with reference to the focusing frame. ª To stop the timer midway through Press the [MENU] button. ≥By operating the [OFF/ON] switch or mode dial, the self-timer standby mode is canceled. ≥If the RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot recording is set, the maximum recordable pictures are recorded. Recording images for wide-screen TVs This allows you to record images compatible with wide-screen TVs. Wide Function Images are recorded with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Cinema Function Images are recorded with a black belt appearing along the top and bottom of the screen so that they look like theatre movies. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Wide Function Set [ADVANCE] >> [WIDE] >> [ON]. Cinema Function Set [ADVANCE] >> [CINEMA] >> [ON]. CINEMA 36 LSQT0862 ª To cancel the Wide/Cinema function Wide Function Set [ADVANCE] >> [WIDE] >> [OFF]. Cinema Function Set [ADVANCE] >> [CINEMA] >> [OFF]. ≥When the Wide Function is activated, the display such as the menu screen or the operation icon is expanded horizontally. ≥Images played back vary depending on the TV connected. Please refer to the operating instructions for your TV. ≥This function does not widen the recording range. ≥When images are played back on a TV screen, the date/time indication may be erased in some cases. ≥Depending on the TV, the picture quality may deteriorate. ≥When a cinema picture is imported onto a personal computer, the imported picture may not be displayed correctly, depending on the software used. ≥If you use a TV with an aspect ratio of 4:3, we do not recommend using the wide mode. (Images are vertically stretched.) Optical image stabilizer function On this model, [EIS] is used as the indication for Optical Image Stabilizer. Reduces the jitter caused by hand movement when recording. ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [EIS] >> [ON]. EIS ª To cancel the image stabilizer function Set [ADVANCE] >> [EIS] >> [OFF]. ≥When recording still pictures in the Card Recording mode, pressing the [PHOTO SHOT] button halfway increases the effect of the image stabilizer function. (MEGA Optical image stabilizer) ≥When a tripod is used, we recommend that you turn the image stabilizer function off. ≥In the following cases, the image stabilizer function may not work effectively. ≥When the digital zoom is used ≥When the Camcorder is shaken greatly ≥When you record a moving subject while tracking it LSQT0862ENG.book 37 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot Records still pictures continuously at a certain interval. ≥Set to Card Recording Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] >> [PICTURE SIZE] >> . 2 Set [ADVANCE] >> [BURST MODE] >> [ON]. Recording in various situations (Scene mode) When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL]. AUTO MANUAL 3 Press and hold the [PHOTO SHOT] button. FOCUS PHOTO SHOT ª To stop RapidFire Consecutive 2 Set [BASIC] >> [SCENE MODE] >> select the desired mode. 1) 2) 3) 4) Photoshot midway through Release the [PHOTO SHOT] button. ≥You can press the [PHOTO SHOT] button halfway and then start RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot. (Focusing is fixed. If the image stabilizer function is turned on, then MEGA Optical image stabilizer will be activated.) ≥The Camcorder records up to 10 still pictures at intervals of 0.5 seconds. If the shutter speed is manually set to 1/30, then the still pictures can be recorded at intervals of 0.7 seconds. ≥One more still picture may be recorded after you release the [PHOTO SHOT] button. ≥The flash is not used. ≥If [SELF TIMER] >> [YES] is set, the Camcorder records the maximum number of pictures recordable. ≥Intervals between recording pictures may become longer depending on the card. We recommend using a Panasonic SD Memory Card. ≥When using a card formatted by other equipment or a card that was recorded and erased repeatedly, the intervals between recording pictures may become longer. If so, back up your important data on a PC, and format your card with this Camcorder. 5) 1)  Sports mode ≥To record sports scenes or scenes where there are quick motions 2) [ ] Portrait mode ≥To make people stand out from the background 3) [ ] Low light mode ≥To record dark scenes so they are brighter 4) [ ] Spotlight mode ≥To record subjects in a spotlight at a party or theatre 5) [ ] Surf & snow mode ≥To record images at very bright locations such as ski slopes and beaches 37 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 38 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode ª To cancel the scene mode function Set [BASIC] >> [SCENE MODE] >> [OFF] or set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO]. Sports mode ≥For slow-motion playback or playback pause of recorded pictures, this mode helps diminish camera shake. ≥During normal playback, the image movement may not look smooth. ≥Avoid recording under fluorescent light, mercury light or sodium light because the color and brightness of the playback image may change. ≥If you record a subject illuminated with strong light or a highly reflective subject, vertical lines of light may appear. ≥If the brightness is insufficient, the sports mode does not function. The  indication flashes. ≥If this mode is used indoors, the screen may flicker. Portrait mode ≥If this mode is used indoors, the screen may flicker. If so, change the scene mode setting to [OFF]. Low light mode ≥Extremely dark scenes may not be able to be recorded finely. Spotlight mode ≥If the recording subject is extremely bright, the recorded image may become whitish and the periphery of the recorded image extremely dark. Surf & snow mode ≥If the subject is extremely bright, the recorded image may become whitish. Recording in natural colors (White balance) The automatic white balance function may not reproduce natural colors depending on the scene or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the white balance manually. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL]. AUTO MANUAL FOCUS 2 Move the joystick down until the white balance indication appears. ([ AWB ] etc.) MNL AWB 3 Move the joystick left or right in order to select the white balance mode. 1) 3) 1 AWB 1 2) 4) 1 1 1) Auto white balance adjustment [ AWB ] 2) Indoor mode (for recording under incandescent lamps) [ ] 3) Outdoor mode [ ] 4) Manual adjustment mode [ ] ª To restore to the automatic adjustment Move the joystick left or right until the [ AWB ] indication appears. Or, set the [AUTO/MANUAL/ FOCUS] switch to [AUTO]. ≥When the Camcorder is turned on with the lens cap fitted, the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly. Please turn the Camcorder on after removing the lens cap. ≥When setting both the white balance and the iris/gain, set the white balance first. ≥Whenever recording conditions change, re-set the white balance for correct adjustment. 38 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 39 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode ª To set the white balance manually Select [ ] in Step 3. Then, while viewing a white subject on the entire screen, move the joystick up to select the [ ] indication. ] indication ª About flashing of the [ When the manual adjustment mode is selected ≥Flashing indicates that the white balance previously adjusted is stored. This setting is stored until the white balance is adjusted again. When white balance cannot be set in the manual adjustment mode ≥White balance may not be adjusted properly in the manual adjustment mode in dark places. If so, use the auto white balance mode. During setting in the manual adjustment mode ≥When the setting is completed, it will remain lit. Manual focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then manual focusing is available. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL]. AUTO MANUAL FOCUS 2 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [FOCUS]. AUTO MANUAL ª About the white balance sensor The white balance sensor detects the type of light source during recording. ≥Do not cover the white balance sensor during recording, or it may not function properly. ª About the black balance adjustment This is one of the 3CCD system functions that automatically adjusts the black when the white balance is set in the manual adjustment mode. When the black balance is adjusted, the screen will temporarily be black. 1 2 FOCUS MNL MF ≥The MNL and the manual focus indication [MF] will be displayed. 3 Rotate the focus ring to adjust the focus. 3 1 Black balance adjustment (Flashes.) 2 White balance adjustment (Flashes.) 3 Adjustment completed (Lights up.) ≥When focused with a wide angle, the subject may not be in focus when zoomed in. First, zoom in on the subject, and then focus on it. ª To restore to the automatic adjustment Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO] or [FOCUS]. 39 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 40 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Record mode Manual shutter speed/aperture adjustment Shutter Speed Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. When recording people outdoors at night, select a slow shutter speed and use a flash. Both the subject and the background will become brighter. Aperture Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark. ≥Set to Tape/Card Recording Mode. 1 Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [MANUAL]. AUTO MANUAL FOCUS 2 Move the joystick down until the shutter speed indication or aperture value indication appears. MNL 1/60 OPEN OdB 1) MNL 1/1000 2) MNL 1/60 F2.0 0dB 1) Shutter speed 2) (Aperture) Iris/gain value 3 Move the joystick left or right in order to adjust the shutter speed or aperture. ª To restore to automatic adjustment Set the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO]. Manual shutter speed adjustment ≥Avoid recording under fluorescent light, mercury light or sodium light because the color and brightness of the playback image may change. ≥If you increase the shutter speed manually, the sensitivity lowers and accordingly the gain value increases automatically, which may increase the noises on the screen. ≥You may see vertical lines of light in the playback image of a brightly shining subject or highly reflective subject, but this is not a malfunction. ≥During normal playback, image movement may not look smooth. 40 LSQT0862 ≥When recording in an extremely bright place, the color of the screen may change or flicker. If this happens adjust the shutter speed manually to 1/60 or 1/100. Manual iris/gain adjustment ≥If the value does not become “OPEN”, you cannot adjust the gain value. ≥If the gain value is increased, the noise on the screen increases. ≥Depending on the zoom magnification, there are iris values that are not displayed. ª Shutter speed range 1/60–1/8000 seconds: Tape Recording Mode 1/2–1/2000 seconds: Card Recording Mode The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is faster. ª Iris/gain value range CLOSE (Closed), F16, ..., F1.7, OPEN (Opened) 0dB, ..., 18dB Value closer to [CLOSE] darken the image. Value closer to [18dB] brighten the image. Values with dB are gain values. ª Card slow shutter mode ≥If the shutter speed is set to 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, or 1/15, then the card slow shutter mode will be activated. ≥If the [OFF/ON] switch or the mode dial is operated, then the slow shutter mode will be canceled. ≥In the slow shutter mode: ≥The white balance is fixed. ≥Focus in manually. ≥If the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [FOCUS], then the shutter speed will automatically be set to 1/60 and the subject is focused in on. After that the previous shutter speed will be restored. When the subject is focused on, [MF] flashes. MF ≥If the scene is low in brightness or contrast, the subject may not be focused in on. ≥While the Camcorder is focusing on the subject, you cannot operate any control on it with the exception of [OFF/ON] switch, mode dial, [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch and [POWER LCD] button. LSQT0862ENG.book 41 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Playback mode Playback mode Playing back tape ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. ª To adjust volume Adjust the speaker or headphone volume for playback. 1 Move the [s /VOLr] lever to adjust the volume. PC VOL W 1 Operate with joystick. 1/;: Playback/Pause 6: Rewind/Review playback (Reverts to playback with the 1/; icon.) 5: Fast forward/Cue playback (Reverts to playback with the 1/; icon.) ∫: Stop ≥During cue/review playback, fast-moving images may show noise as a mosaic. ≥Before and after cue/review playback, the screen may become blue for a moment or images may be distorted. T Towards [r]: increases the volume Towards [s]: decreases the volume (The closer to [r], the higher the volume.) ≥On the remote control, press the [T] button to increase the volume or the [W] button to decrease it. ≥When the adjustment is completed, the volume indication will disappear. ≥If you do not hear the sound, check the settings of [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO]. ª Repeat playback When the tape end is reached, the tape will be rewound and played back again. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [REPEAT PLAY] >> [ON]. ≥The [ ] indication appears. (In order to cancel the repeat playback mode, set [REPEAT PLAY] >> [OFF] or set [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF].) ≥When you set [USB FUNCTION] >> [WEB CAM] and then connect the USB connection cable, the repeat playback mode is canceled. ª Settings on the audio ≥If you cannot listen to the desired audio when playing back a tape, check the settings in [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO]. ≥When you record or dub the audio in [12bit] and set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [MIX], the audio will be played back in stereo sound regardless of the settings in [AUDIO OUT]. 41 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 42 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Playback mode Slow-motion playback/ frame-by-frame playback ª To return to normal playback Press the  button on the remote control. ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. (Slow-motion playback can only be performed by using the remote control.) Slow-motion playback If the image is recorded in the SP mode, then it will be played back at a speed approx. 1/5 the normal speed. If the image is recorded in the LP mode, then it will be played back at a speed approx. 1/3 the normal speed. 1 Press the [E] button or the [D] button on the remote control. Slow-motion playback ≥In the reversed slow-motion playback, the time code indication may be unstable. Frame-by-frame playback ≥Press and hold the [E] or the [D] button in the playback pause, and then the images will continuously be played back frame by frame. V /REW PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W VOL STOP Variable-speed search function The speed of cue/review playback can be varied. (This operation is only available when using the remote control.) ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode and play back a tape. 1 Press the [VAR. SEARCH] button on the remote control. 2 Press the [π] or [∫] button up or down to ≥If the slow-motion playback continues for approx. 10 minutes or more, then the playback will automatically stop. (10 minutes of slow-motion playback is equivalent to approx. 2 minutes in the SP mode or approx. 3 minutes in the LP mode.) Frame-by-frame playback 1 During playback, press the [;] button on the remote control. 2 Press the [E] button or the [D] button on the remote control. V /REW PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W VOL STOP ≥Pushing the [s /VOLr] lever towards [T] (normal direction) or towards [W] (reversed direction) of this Camcorder during playback pause also turns into the frame-by-frame playback. If you keep pushing the lever, then the images will continuously be played back frame by frame. 42 LSQT0862 vary the speed. VAR. SEARCH MENU ENTER ≥The speeds for cue/review playback are 1/5k (SP mode slow-motion playback only), 1/3k (LP mode slow-motion playback only), 2k, 5k, 10k, 20k. ª To return to normal playback Press the [VAR. SEARCH] button or  button on the remote control. ≥Images may be shown in a mosaic-like pattern. ≥The sound is muted during search. ≥This function is canceled when the operation icon is displayed. LSQT0862ENG.book 43 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Playback mode Playback on TV ª To display the on-screen information Images recorded by this Camcorder can be played back on a TV. ≥Insert a recorded tape into this Camcorder. 1 Connect the Camcorder to a TV. The information displayed on the LCD monitor or the viewfinder (operation icon, time code and mode indication, etc.), date and time can be displayed on the TV. 1 Press the [OSD] button on the remote control. AV/ on the TV [VIDEO IN] OSD DATE/ TIME PHOTO SHOT START/ STOP [S-VIDEO IN] [AUDIO IN] 1 ZOOM 2 S-VIDEO 2 3 4 5 ≥Connect the Camcorder and the TV by using the AV cable 1. ≥If the TV has an S-Video terminal, then also connect an S-Video cable 2 (optional). An S-video connection allows you to enjoy a higher quality image. Turn on this Camcorder and set the mode dial to the Tape Playback Mode. Select the input channel on the TV. Move the joystick up to select the [1/;] icon to start playback. ≥The image and audio are output on the TV. Move the joystick down to select the [∫] icon to stop playback. ≥Whenever plugging in the S-Video cable, plug in the AV cable, too. ≥Use the AC adaptor to avoid battery depletion. ≥Depending on your TV, nothing may be shown even if you correctly connect the Camcorder with your TV. In this case, set [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [OUT]. ª If the image or audio from this Camcorder is not output on the TV ≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥Check the connected terminal. ≥If the image does not appear on the TV even if [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [OUT/Ë] are set, then set to [OUT]. (-64-) ≥Check the TV’s input setting (input switch). (For more information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.) ≥Press the button again to erase the OSD information. Playing back card ≥Set to Picture Playback Mode. PC 1 Operate with joystick. E: D: 1/∫: Plays back the previous picture. Plays back the next picture. Slide show (Plays back the still pictures on the card in order) start/stop ≥While the data on a card is playing back, do not operate the mode dial. ≥When the access lamp is lit, do not insert or remove a card. ≥It takes time to display the file depending on the number of pixels of the file. ≥If you attempt to play back file recorded in a different format or file data is defective, the whole display becomes bluish and the “UNPLAYABLE CARD” indication may appear as a warning. ≥When playing back a file recorded on other equipment, the date and time display is different from when it was recorded. ≥When playing back a picture recorded on other equipment, its size and that of pictures recorded by this Camcorder may appear differently. 43 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 44 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Playback mode ª To display multiple playback files Multiple files on the card (6 files on 1 screen) are displayed. 1 Move the [s /VOLr] lever to switch the images. Towards [r]: Towards [s]: Full-screen display (Displays 1 image.) Multi-screen display (Displays 6 files on 1 screen.) ≥In the multi-screen display, ≥Move the joystick to select a file (The selected file will be encircled by a yellow frame) and press it. The selected file is full-screen displayed. ≥If there are 7 files or more, move the joystick. The next, or previous multi-screen will be displayed. ª About the compatibility of still Deleting files recorded on a card The deleted files cannot be restored. ≥Set to Picture Playback Mode. 1 Move the joystick left or right to select a file to delete. ≥You can select a file in the multi-screen display. After selecting the file, press the joystick and display the operation icon. 2 Move the joystick down to select [ ]. 3 Move the joystick up or down in order to select [DELETE 1 FILE] and then press it. 4 When the confirming message appears, select [YES] and press the joystick. ≥In order to stop deletion, select [NO]. ª To delete all files 1 Move the joystick down to select [ ]. pictures ≥The Camcorder is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). ≥The file format supported by this Camcorder is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted files will be played back.) ≥If a non-standard file is played back, the folder/ file name may not be displayed. ≥The Camcorder may degrade or not play back data recorded or created on another product and another product may degrade or not play back data recorded with the Camcorder. 2 Move the joystick up or down in order to select [ALL FILES] and then press it. 3 When the confirming message appears, select [YES] and press the joystick. ≥In case of [ALL FILES], the deletion may take time if there are many files on the card. ≥When “CARD FULL” is shown during recording, switch to the Picture Playback Mode and then delete unnecessary files. ≥If there are no files to delete, insert a new card. ≥If files conforming to DCF standard are deleted, all the data related to the files will be deleted. ª Deleting still picture files recorded on a card by other equipment ≥A still picture file (other than JPEG) that cannot be played back on the Camcorder may be erased. Note: To delete multiple files on the SD Card (selected files) connect to a PC and use the SD Drive feature. 44 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 45 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Playback mode Formatting a card Please be aware that if a card is formatted, then all the data recorded on the card will be erased. Store important data on a personal computer, etc. ≥Set to Picture Playback Mode. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [CARD FORMAT] >> [YES]. 2 When the confirmation message appears, select [YES] and press the joystick in order to format the card. Writing the printing data on a card (DPOF setting) You can write the data of pictures to be printed, number of copies, and other information (DPOF data) onto the card. ≥Set to Picture Playback Mode. 1 Set [ADVANCE] >> [DPOF SET] >> [SET]. 2 Move the joystick to select a file to be set, and then press it. 1 ≥In order to stop formatting, select [NO]. ≥Normally, it is not necessary to format the card. If a message appears even though you insert and remove the card several times, format it. ≥Cards formatted on other equipment such as personal computers cannot be used or recording takes longer than usual. We recommend formatting your card on this Camcorder. Protecting files on a card Files recorded on a card can be locked so that they may not be deleted by mistake. (Even if the files are locked, they will be deleted if the card is formatted.) ≥Set to Picture Playback Mode. 1 Set [BASIC] >> [PROTECT] >> [YES]. 2 Move the joystick to select a file to be locked, and then press it. ≥The number of prints 1 to be set in DPOF is displayed. 3 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the number of prints and then press it. ≥You can select from 0 to 999. (Some copies of the picture can be printed as you set the number of prints with the printer supporting DPOF.) ≥2 or more files can be set in succession. ª To complete the settings Press the [MENU] button. ≥DPOF setting made on another Camcorder may not be recognised by this Camcorder. Please perform the DPOF settings on your Camcorder. ª To set so that all pictures are not printed Select [CANCEL ALL] in Step 1. ª What is DPOF? DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format. This enables the printing information to be added to the pictures on the card so that it can be used on a system supporting DPOF. 1 ≥[ ] Indication 1 appears and the selected file is locked. Press the joystick again, and the lock will be canceled. ≥2 or more files can be locked in succession. ª To complete the settings Press the [MENU] button. 45 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 46 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Edit mode Edit mode Recording from a tape onto a card Still pictures can be recorded on a memory card from scenes that have already been recorded on a cassette. ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. ≥Insert a tape which already has recorded contents and a card. 1 Start playback. Copying onto a DVD recorder or a VCR (Dubbing) Pictures recorded by the Camcorder can be stored on a DVD-RAM or other such media. Refer to the instructions for the recorder. ≥Place a recorded cassette in the Camcorder, and an unrecorded DVD-RAM or cassette in the DVD recorder or VCR. 1 Connect the Camcorder and the recorder. Connecting with the AV cable 2 Pause at the scene you wish to record, and press the [PHOTO SHOT] button. AV/ PHOTO SHOT [S-VIDEO IN] [AUDIO IN] 1 ≥Audio will not be recorded. ≥The size of still pictures recorded on a card becomes . (This is not mega pixel still-picture recording.) ≥If you press the [PHOTO SHOT] button without pausing, blurred pictures may be recorded. ≥For pictures with an aspect ratio of 16:9, “CHANGE ASPECT TO 4:3” is shown, indicating that still pictures cannot be recorded. ≥DV input and wide images recorded on a tape cannot be recorded on a card. [VIDEO IN] 2 S-VIDEO ≥Connect the Camcorder and the recorder by using the AV cable 1. ≥If the recorder has an S-Video terminal, then also connect an S-Video cable 2 (optional). An S-video connection allows you to copy a high quality image. Connecting with the optional DV cable (Only for equipment with a DV terminal) S / 2 (L2) DV 2 Turn on the Camcorder and set to Tape Playback Mode. 3 Select the input channel on the TV set and recorder. 4 Move the joystick up to select the  icon to start playback. ≥The image and sound are reproduced. 5 Start recording. 6 Move the joystick down to select the [∫] icon to stop playback. 7 Stop recording. 46 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 47 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Edit mode ≥For more information, refer to the operating instructions for your TV set and recorder. ≥When you do not need functional indications or date and time indications, press the [OSD] button on the remote control for no indication. (When you connect the Camcorder and a recorder with the DV cable, these indications may not appear.) Move the joystick up to start recording. Or, while pressing the [¥REC] button on the remote controller, press the  button. ª When neither image nor sound from the Camcorder is output to the TV set ≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥Check the connected terminal. ≥When no image is presented on the TV even if set [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [OUT/Ë], set to [OUT]. (-64-) Recording the contents of other equipment You can dub the contents of other equipment to a DV cassette or card, and can record TV programs. ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. 1 Connect the Camcorder and other equipment. AV/ [VIDEO OUT] [S-VIDEO OUT] [AUDIO OUT] 1 2 S-VIDEO ≥Connect the Camcorder and other equipment by using the AV cable 1. ≥If the recorder has an S-Video terminal, then also connect an S-Video cable 2 (optional). It allows you to record clearer images. 2 Set [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [IN/OUT]. (Camcorder) 3 Turn the power on and start playback. (Other equipment) 4 Start recording. (Camcorder) Recording on a tape: 5 Set [ADVANCE] >> [REC STDBY] >> [ON]. (Camcorder) (Only when the Tape Recording Mode) ≥The icon appears. T V /REW ¥REC A.DUB PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W VOL STOP Recording on a card: Press the [PHOTO SHOT] button. 6 Move the joystick of the Camcorder down or press the [∫] button on the remote controller to stop recording. ≥While analog input pictures are being recorded on a tape or when the Camcorder is in recording standby mode, the photoshot recording is disabled. 7 Stop playback. (Other equipment) ≥Do not plug or unplug the cable during recording or the recording may not be completed properly. ≥Carefully read the operating instructions for your TV set and video equipment. ≥By operating as [SETUP] or [ADVANCE] >> [AUDIO REC], set the recording sound mode ([12bit] or [16bit]). (-64-) ≥If a picture (bilingual video, etc.) containing main sound and sub sound has been dubbed, select the desired sound by [SETUP] >> [AUDIO OUT] on playback. ≥If a picture containing a copyright protection signal (copy guard) is recorded, the message “COPY PROTECTED” appears when recording it on a tape and the picture is distorted by mosaic-like patterns at playback. ≥When wide images are input, the display such as the menu screen or the operation icon is expanded horizontally. ≥If, during recording, an operation such as cue playback or slow motion playback is performed on external equipment, mosaic-like patterns may appear on the picture at playback. ≥If pictures are recorded when TV broadcasting signals are weak or pictures are affected by noise, they may be distorted or may not even be played back. ≥If both the S-Video cable and the AV cable are connected, S-video signal are input preferentially. 47 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 48 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Edit mode ≥The size of still pictures recorded on a card from the external input becomes . (This is not maga-pixel still-picture recording.) ≥When recording still pictures on a card, you cannot record sound. ª Analog/digital conversion When setting [ADVANCE] >> [DV OUT] >> [ON], you can output video input from other equipment in analog form to other digital video equipment connected through the DV terminal in digital form. 1 Insert the DV cable PV-DDC9/PV-DDC9-K (optional) securely into the DV terminal as far as it will go. 1) Other equipment (Video equipment, etc.) 2) Camcorder 3) Other digital video equipment Using the DV cable for Recording (Digital Dubbing) By connecting other digital video equipment with DV terminal and the Camcorder by using the DV cable PV-DDC9/PV-DDC9-K (optional) 1, high-image-quality dubbing can be done in digital format. ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. (Player/ recorder) 1 Connect the Camcorder and digital video equipment with the DV cable. DV 1 1) DV 2) 3) DV ≥A Analog signal Other equipment (Video equipment, etc.) # Camcorder ≥B Digital signal Camcorder # Other digital video equipment ≥When a pause or cue/review playback is activated on other equipment during analog/ digital conversion, the image may be disturbed or no image may be presented. ≥Normally, set [DV OUT] >> [OFF]. If set to [ON], the image may be disturbed. 2 Set [ADVANCE] >> [REC STDBY] >> [YES]. (Recorder) ≥You do not have to follow this step when the remote control is used in the digital dubbing. 3 Start playback. (Player) 4 Start recording. (Recorder) Move the joystick up to select [¥/;] icon. Or, while pressing the [¥REC] button on the remote control, press the  button. T ¥REC V /REW PLAY A.DUB W FF/ STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W VOL STOP 5 Move the joystick up to select the [¥/;] icon again or press the [;] button on the remote control to stop recording. (Recorder) 6 Stop playback. (Player) 48 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 49 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Edit mode ª To cancel the standby for recording When the Camcorder is in standby for recording, move the joystick down and select the [∫] icon. ≥Do not plug or unplug the DV cable during dubbing, or the dubbing may not be completed properly. ≥If a picture (bilingual video, etc.) containing main sound and sub sound has been dubbed, select the desired sound using [SETUP] >> [AUDIO OUT] on playback. ≥Even if you use a device equipped with DV terminals such as IEEE1394, you may not be able to perform digital dubbing in some cases. For more information, see the instructions for equipment connected. ≥Regardless of the menu settings on the recorder, digital dubbing is carried out in the same mode as the [AUDIO REC] mode of the playback tape. ≥The images on the recorder monitor may be disturbed, but it does not affect the recorded images. ≥If a picture containing a copyright protection signal (copy guard) is recorded by the Camcorder, the picture is distorted by mosaic-like patterns at playback. ≥Disconnect the USB cable since input signals from the external input terminal cannot be recorded while it is connected with the USB cable. ≥When wide images are input, the display such as the menu screen or the operation icon is expanded horizontally. ≥While pictures are input from the DV terminal, the operation icon blinks on instead of appearing from the side of the screen when you press the center of the joy stick. CAUTION: Unauthorized exchanging and/or copying of copyrighted recordings may be copyright infringement. Audio dubbing You can add music or narration to the recorded cassette. ≥Set to Tape Playback Mode. (If you perform external input, set [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [IN/OUT], and connect an input device.) Audio dubbing using the microphone terminal 1 Insert a Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic or an external microphone securely into the [REMOTE/MIC] terminal as far as it will go. REMOTE/MIC 2 Set [ADVANCE] >> [A. DUB INPUT] >> [MIC]. Audio dubbing (external input) using other equipment (audio equipment, etc.) 1 Insert the AV cable (supplied) securely into the AV terminal as far as it will go. AV/ 2 Set [ADVANCE] >> [A. DUB INPUT] >> [AV IN]. 3 Find a scene that you want to add sound to, and press the [;] button on the remote control. V /REW PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W ; VOL STOP 4 Press the [A.DUB] button on the remote control to make audio dubbing ready. ZOOM T V /REW ¥REC A.DUB PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV A.DUB ; W VOL 49 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 50 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Edit mode 5 Press the [;] button on the remote control to start audio dubbing. V /REW PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV A.DUB ¥ W VOL STOP ≥When the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic is used, start recording with the [TALK] button pressed. ≥Talk into the microphone. Or start play on the playing device. 6 Press the [;] button on the remote control to stop audio dubbing. V /REW PLAY FF/W STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV W VOL STOP ≥If a tape has a non-recorded portion when the tape is dubbed, images and sounds may be disturbed when this portion of the tape is played back. ª Before recording with audio dubbing ≥Set to Tape Recording Mode. ≥When you want to preserve the original sound taken during recording, set [SETUP] >> [AUDIO REC] >> [12bit] to take pictures. (When set [16bit], the sounds taken during recording are erased after recording with audio dubbing.) ≥Set [BASIC] >> [REC SPEED] >> [SP] to take pictures. ª To play back the sound recorded with audio dubbing You can switch between the sound recorded with audio dubbing and the original sound. Set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [ST2] or [MIX]. [ST1]: It only plays back the original sound. [ST2]: It only plays back the sound added by audio dubbing. [MIX]: It simultaneously plays back the original sound and the sound added with audio dubbing. ª To dub audio while listening to a pre-recorded sound ≥When pausing the audio dubbing, set the [12bit AUDIO] on the [SETUP] Sub-Menu to [ST2] and you can check the pre-recorded sound. When the line input is used, you can dub audio while listening to the pre-recorded sound from the speaker. 50 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 51 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Edit mode Printing pictures by directly connecting to the printer (PictBridge) To print pictures by directly connecting the Camcorder to the printer, use a printer compatible with PictBridge. (Read the operating instructions for the printer.) ≥Insert a card and set to Picture Playback Mode. 1 Connect the Camcorder and the printer with the supplied USB cable. 1 3 Move the joystick left and right to select a desired picture, and then press it. 4 Select the desired number of prints. ≥You can set up to 9 prints. 5 Select the setting for date printing. ≥If the printer is not capable of date printing, this setting will be unavailable. 6 Select the paper size. [STANDARD]: Size specific to the printer [4k5 INCH] [5k7 INCH] [4k6 INCH] [A4] ≥You cannot set paper sizes not supported on the printer. 7 Set [PRINT] >> [YES] to start printing. ª When you stop printing halfway Move the joystick down. 1 USB cable PictBridge ≥The [PictBridge] indication appears on the screen of the Camcorder. (When the printer is being recognized, the [PictBridge] indication blinks.) ≥When no card is inserted in the Camcorder, the [PictBridge] indication does not appear. (You cannot print any pictures.) ≥When the Camcorder and the printer are not connected properly, the [PictBridge] indication keeps blinking. (It will blink for just over 1 minute.) Connect the cable or check the printer. ≥We recommend using the AC adaptor as the power supply. ≥When images are displayed in multi-screen, they cannot be printed. 2 Select [SINGLE PRINT] or [DPOF PRINT]. ≥If there is no file with a DPOF setting, you cannot select [DPOF PRINT]. ≥When you select [DPOF PRINT] for printing set the number of prints in DPOF setting. ≥When [DPOF PRINT] is selected, print after you determine the paper size. ≥Avoid the following operations during printing. These operations disable proper printing. ≥Disconnecting the USB cable ≥Removing the card ≥Switching the mode dial ≥Turning off the power ≥Check the settings for the paper size, quality of print, etc. on the printer. ≥You cannot print pictures that cannot be played on the Camcorder. ≥When the Camcorder and the printer are connected in the Tape Recording/Playback Mode, the [ WEB] or the [ WEB] Indication may appear on the LCD monitor. However, pictures cannot be printed. 51 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 52 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC With a PC Using the Camcorder with a PC An image stored on the DV Cassette can be transferred to your personal computer. ª Software Installation 1 Turn on Computer and start up Windows. 2 Insert supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. ≥[Setup Menu] appears. 3 Select the software to be installed from [Setup Menu]. ≥USB Driver -52-: The USB driver to be installed is the dedicated Mass Storage Driver for Windows 98SE. ≥Video Stream Driver -54-: If the Camcorder is connected to your personal computer, you can send video from the Camcorder to the other parties via a network or by the Internet. It is also needed when you use MotionDV STUDIO with USB connection. ≥DirectX To activate MotionDV STUDIO, Microsoft DirectX 9.0b or later should be installed. (If you install Video Stream Driver, DirectX 9.0b is automatically installed.) ≥MotionDV STUDIO -56-: Using the MotionDV STUDIO software allows you to capture video recorded on a tape or images viewed through the lens of a Camcorder. Connecting the Camcorder with the DV cable also allows you to output images edited on the personal computer to the tape in the Camcorder. 4 Follow the instructions on the computer screen until the installation is complete. ≥Setup window will disappear when the installation is complete. Note: If a window does not appear automatically, click the “Start” Button on your desktop and then click “Run”. When the “Run” Box is open, type in “D:\InstMenu.exe” and click “OK”. (“D” is used when the CD-ROM drive is drive D.) 52 LSQT0862 Using USB Driver ª Operating environment ≥Despite having the operating environment indicated, it may not be possible to use the program with some types of personal computers. ≥A CD-ROM drive is required to install this program. ≥When you connect to an USB 2.0 interface board, use a certified board with the USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED USB) logo. For Windows OS: IBM PC/AT compatible personal computer with pre-installed; Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition CPU: Intel Pentium II/Celeron 300 MHz or higher (including compatible CPU) RAM: 32 MB or more (64 MB or more recommended) Interface: USB 1.1 or more ≥For Windows Me/2000/XP users, the USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in OS. For Macintosh OS: Mac OS X v 10.1–X v 10.3 CPU: iMac, iBook or Power Book G4, Power Mac G4 or Power Mac G5 RAM: 64 MB or more ≥The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in OS. ª Installing the USB Driver When your OS is Windows 98SE, please install USB Driver first before connecting the Camcorder to your personal computer with the USB connection Cable. 1 Turn on the personal computer and start up Windows. 2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the personal computer’s CD-ROM drive. ≥Quit all applications. ≥[Setup Menu] appears. 3 Click the [USB Driver]. ≥The set up program starts running. 4 Click [Restart] if the [InstallShield] dialog appears. ≥Do not remove the CD-ROM. 5 Finish installation by following the on-screen instructions. LSQT0862ENG.book 53 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC ≥Click [Next] and proceed with installation. ≥After completing the installation, Click [Finish]. 6 After the USB Driver is installed, please restart your computer. ≥Reboot the computer to finish installing USB driver. ≥Installation continues after the computer reboots if you selected additional software. ≥A message indicating a conflict between versions may be displayed during the installation. This will not cause a problem. Simply click [Yes] to proceed with the installation. Connecting Computer and Camcorder When your OS is Windows 98SE, install USB Driver before connecting. Never connect the USB cable until the USB Driver is installed. Before making these connections, turn off all devices, which are to be connected. ≥It is recommended that you use the AC Adaptor as the power supply of the Camcorder. ª Using Built-in SD Drive By connecting the Camcorder and personal computer with the USB cable, you can transfer still images saved on a Memory Card directly to your personal computer. 1 Insert the Memory Card into the Camcorder. 2 Set the Camcorder to PC Mode. 5 Double-click a file you want to view. 6 Camcorder power is turned on. ≥You can view images stored on the Memory Card and also save them to your hard disk. ≥Do not change file or folder names on the personal computer. The images on the Memory Card may not be viewable on the Camcorder. ≥Appropriate driver to recognize Camcorder is automatically installed by Windows Plug and Play when connected for the first time. ≥After the USB Driver is installed and USB connection cable is connected to the Camcorder, open [My Computer] or [Windows Explorer] to check that the drive is displayed as a removable disk drive (only when card is inserted into the Camcorder). It enables you to operate it in the same way as a floppy disk drive, and you can use the same drag and drop or copy methods. Using as a Web camera If the Camcorder is connected to your personal computer, you can send video and sound from the Camcorder to other parties via the network. Note: ≥Do not connect the USB cable until the Video Stream Driver is installed. This feature can be used only if both parties are using the same operating system. Please see chart below: [Send] <OK> Windows XP Windows XP <NG> Windows 98SE/Me/ 2000 Windows 98SE/Me/ 2000 <OK> Windows 98SE/Me/ 2000 PC 3 Connect the Camcorder to your personal computer with the USB cable. 4 Open [My Computer] and click [Removable Disk] (For Windows 98SE/Me/ 2000 users). Click [Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer] and then [OK] (For Windows XP users). [Receive] Windows XP [Software] Windows Messenger MSN Messenger ª Operating environment OS: IBM PC/AT compatible personal computer with preinstalled Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/ Professional SP1 or later Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or later Microsoft Windows Me (Millennium Edition) Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition CPU: Intel Pentium III 450 MHz or higher Celeron 400 MHz or higher (including compatible CPU) 53 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 54 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC RAM: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended) Free hard disk space: 250 MB or more Communication Speed: 56 kbps or faster is recommended Interface: USB 1.1 or more Graphic display: High Color (16 bit) or more Desktop resolution of 800k600 pixels or more Other requirements (to send/receive audio): Sound card Speaker or headphones Necessary software: Windows Messenger 5.0 or later (Windows XP) MSN Messenger (Windows 98SE/Me/2000) DirectX 9.0b or later (Windows XP) To use the Camcorder as a Web camera, the following conditions must be met. ≥Windows XP SP1 or later is needed. ≥To upgrade Windows XP to SP1 or later, click [Start] >> [All Programs] >> [Windows Update]. (Requires Internet connection.) ≥To upgrade Windows 2000 Professional to SP4, click [Start] >> [All Programs] >> [Windows Update]. (Requires Internet connection.) ≥You have direct dial-up connection capability to the Internet (minimum requirement). Also, you and the other person(s) are on the same Network (LAN). ≥Install Windows Messenger (Windows XP). If you have a version older than 5.0, download the latest version (5.0 or later) from the Microsoft Home Page. http://www.microsoft.com/ (For download and installation instructions, please refer to Help on the Home Page.) ≥If the installed version is not the latest, update it by performing the Windows update. ≥If you are connected to the Internet through a firewall or a router, proper communication will not be possible. ª Installing Video Stream Driver DirectX 9.0b must be installed in your PC if it is not already installed. ≥When DirectX 9.0b is installed, applications supported by previous versions of DirectX may not run. In this case, consult the manufacturers of the disabled applications. 1 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the personal computer’s CD-ROM drive. ≥Quit all applications. ≥[Setup Menu] appears. 54 LSQT0862 2 Click [Video Stream Driver]. ≥The set up program starts running. 3 Depending on your system environment, installation of “DirectX 9.0b” may be required. Click [Yes] and continue with installation. ≥After “DirectX 9.0b” is installed, the computer will restart. ≥Do not remove the CD-ROM. ≥Installation may take a little while. 4 Finish installation by following the on-screen instructions. ≥Click [Next] and proceed with installation. ≥After completing the installation, Click [Finish]. 5 Click [OK]. ª Connecting the Camcorder to personal computer (For Use as a Web Camera) 1 Install the supplied Video Stream Driver on the provided CD-ROM. 2 Set the Mode Dial to Tape Recording Mode. 3 Set [ADVANCE] >> [USB FUNCTION] >> [WEB CAM]. ≥To send pictures recorded on a tape to another personal computer using Windows Messenger, set [BASIC] >> [USB FUNCTION] >> [WEB CAM] on Tape Playback Mode before connecting the Camcorder to your personal computer. When you use the Camcorder as a Web camera in the Tape Playback Mode, the indication of the operation icon is different from the one in usual operation. 1 2 1 In usual operation 2 In the WEB CAMERA mode (Tape Playback Mode) ≥Even if you move the joystick up/down/right/left ( , ∫, 5, 6), the selected direction on the operation icon is not lit in yellow. ≥The operation icon blinks on instead of appearing from the side of the screen when you press the center of the joy stick. 4 Connect the Camcorder to a personal computer with the USB connection cable. LSQT0862ENG.book 55 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC ≥When the Camcorder and personal computer (with Windows 2000) are connected via USB cable, a message, such as the one below, is displayed. However, testing by the manufacturer has confirmed functionality of this Camcorder with Windows 2000. Click [Yes] and proceed. ≥For Windows 98SE/Me users, “USB Audio Device” is required. Click [Next] and proceed. ≥If you use Windows 98SE, the OS installation CD may be required. For Windows 98SE/Me Users The following messages may be displayed during the installation depending on the environment of the personal computer. Install the USB Driver as instructed below. 1) The message “The file ‘kstvtune.ax’ on [Unknown] cannot be found...” is displayed. ≥When you use Windows XP, the other parties via the network have to use Windows Messenger on Windows XP. When you use an operating system other than Windows XP, the other parties via the network have to use MSN Messenger on an OS other than Windows XP. ≥If the Camcorder is used as a Web Camera, the quality of the video to be exchanged will depend on the Internet connection status. ≥In the WEB CAMERA mode, video cannot be recorded onto a tape or a card. ≥You cannot output the video input from the DV terminal to the display of the PC. ≥In the WEB CAMERA mode, the audio may be interrupted in the middle of communication depending on the communication environment or the performance of the personal computer. ª Setting up Windows Messenger When starting Windows Messenger for the first time, its setup screen is displayed. (However, the screen is not displayed if the Windows Messenger setup has already been done.) For more details, please read the corresponding Help file. 1 Click [Click here to sign in]. 2 Select [.NET Messaging Service] and click ≥Enter “C:\Windows\system” for Windows 98SE. ≥Enter “C:\Windows\options\CABS” for Windows Me. ≥If the “kstvtune.ax” file is missing in one of the 2 above-mentioned folders, insert the OS CD-ROM and assign the path. 2) The message “The file ‘ksclockf.ax’ on [Unknown] cannot be found...” is displayed. ≥Enter “C:\Windows\system”. ≥If the “ksclockf.ax” file is missing in the above mentioned folder, insert the OS CD-ROM and assign the path. ≥You may click [Browse] to look for and assign the path. 5 Start Windows Messenger (for Windows XP users) or MSN Messenger (for Windows 98SE/Me/2000 users). ≥Click [Start] >> [Programs] >> [Windows Messenger] or [MSN Messenger]. [OK]. 3 After the .NET Passport Wizard is displayed, click [Next]. ≥Please refer to the instruction manual of your personal computer for how to configure the audio and the microphone. ≥To communicate with persons using Windows in other languages, setting up using alphabets or numbers is recommended. 4 According to the procedures displayed on the screen, continue the setup. 5 After the setup is completed, sign in and start Windows Messenger. ≥Windows Messenger is activated. 55 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 56 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC ≥For other information about MSN Messenger, please refer to Help. ≥When access is finished, close MSN Messenger, then turn off the Camcorder. Finally, disconnect the USB cable. Using MotionDV STUDIO 6 Click on [Audio Tuning Wizard...] in the [Tools] menu to confirm that equipment is connected correctly. 7 Select [USB Video Device] in the [Camera] menu. 8 Select [DVC] in the [Microphone] menu. ≥Please refer to the HELP file of Windows Messenger to understand its operation. ≥During set up, if [Primary video capture device] selection screen is displayed, [Panasonic DVC Web Camera] is selected. ª Setting up MSN Messenger When starting MSN Messenger for the first time, its setup screen is displayed. (However, the screen is not displayed if MSN Messenger setup has already been done.) For more details, please read the corresponding Help file. 1 Click [Sign In]. 2 Type in your Sign-in name and password. ≥If you do not have your Sign-in name and password, click [Get one here] 3 Please carefully read the displayed contents and then proceed. 4 After the setup is completed, sign in and start MSN Messenger. 5 Click on [Audio Tuning Wizard...] in the [Tools] menu to confirm that equipment is connected correctly. 6 Select the microphone attached to the PC in the [Microphone] menu. 7 Click [Web Camera Settings...] in the [Tools] menu. 8 Confirm that the [Panasonic DVC Web Camera Device] is selected. 56 LSQT0862 When the OS is Windows XP/2000/Me, the Camcorder can be connected to the personal computer with the DV cable. When the OS is Windows XP/2000, the Camcorder can be connected to the personal computer with the USB cable, however, Video Stream Driver must be installed. ≥Do not connect the USB cable until the Video Stream Driver is installed. ª Operating environment OS: IBM PC/AT compatible personal computer with pre-installed Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/ Professional SP1 or later Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or later Microsoft Windows Me (Millennium Edition) (Only in DV connection) CPU: Intel Pentium III 700 MHz or higher/AMD Athlon 1 GHz or higher (including compatible CPU) Graphic display: High Color (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more recommended) Desktop resolution of 1024k768 pixels or more (Supporting the overlay of DirectDraw) 4 MB or more video memory Sound: PCM sound source (Compatible Direct Sound) RAM: 256 MB or more (Adding more memory enables you to operate the personal computer more comfortably.) Hard disk: Ultra DMA – 33 or more Free hard disk space: 640 MB (When you capture video, 1 GB is needed for data of approx. 4 minutes.) Interface: DV (IEEE1394) terminal (IEEE1394.a) USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed compliant) DirectX 9.0b or later Windows Media Player 6.4 or later Other requirements: Mouse LSQT0862ENG.book 57 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC ª Installing Video Stream Driver Install this when your OS is Windows XP SP1 or later, or Windows 2000 SP4 or later. (When your OS is Window XP SP2 or later, installing video stream driver is not needed.) Video Stream Driver must be installed when you connect the Camcorder to the PC with the USB cable and use MotionDV STUDIO. DirectX 9.0b is installed in your PC if it is not installed beforehand. ≥When DirectX 9.0b is installed, applications supported by previous versions of DirectX may not run. In this case, consult the manufacturers of the applications disabled. 1 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the personal computer’s CD-ROM drive. ≥Quit all applications. ≥[Setup Menu] appears. 2 Click [Video Stream Driver]. ≥The set up program starts running. 3 For Windows XP users: Depending on your system environment, installation of “DirectX 9.0b” may be required. Click [Yes] and continue with installation. ≥After “DirectX 9.0b” is installed, the computer will restart. ≥Do not remove the CD-ROM. ≥Installation may take a little while. 4 Finish installation by following the on-screen instructions. ≥Click [Next] and proceed with installation. ≥After completing the installation, Click [Finish]. 5 Click [OK]. ª Installation of MotionDV STUDIO 1 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the personal computer’s CD-ROM drive. ≥Quit all applications. ≥[Setup Menu] appears. 2 Click the [MotionDV STUDIO]. 3 Click [Next]. ≥After reading the displayed contents, please carry out the installation according to instructions. 4 Select the Video system. 5 After the completion of setup, click on [Finish]. ≥Sample data is installed concurrently with the MotionDV STUDIO software. 6 Click [Finish]. 57 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 58 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC ª To start MotionDV STUDIO If you wish to capture data from a tape, set the Camcorder to Tape Playback Mode and insert the tape. If you wish to capture images from the lens of the Camcorder, set the Camcorder to the Tape Recording Mode and remove the tape and the card. With USB connection cable (supplied) OS: Windows XP SP1 or later Windows 2000 SP4 or later ≥The personal computer should be compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed. Confirmation before connection (for Windows XP/2000) When you connect the personal computer and the Camcorder with the USB connection cable and then use MotionDV STUDIO on Windows XP (SP1 or later) or Windows 2000 (SP4 or later), check the driver of the USB host controller. ≥It is required to use the driver for which [Microsoft] is displayed on [Driver Provider] in [Driver] tab. 1 Select [Start] >> [Settings] >> [Control Panel] to start [System]. ≥[System Properties] is displayed. 2 Click [Hardware] tab and then click [Device Manager] then [Universal Serial Bus Controller]. 3 Right-click [Enhanced Host Controller] and then select [Properties]. If a description other than [Microsoft] is displayed ≥Update the driver with the following procedure. 1 Click [Update Driver...]. 2 Check [Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)] and then click [Next]. ≥When your OS is Windows 2000, click [Next] after [Update Device Driver Wizard] appears. 3 (For Windows XP Users) Check [Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install] and then click [Next]. (For Windows 2000 Users) Check [Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver] and then click [Next]. 4 Click [Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller] and then click [Next]. ≥The indication [Enhanced Host Controller] is changed as [EHCI] depending on the host controller you use. 4 Click [Driver] tab to check the description on [Driver Provider]. 5 Click [Finish]. ≥The update of the driver is completed. Connect the Camcorder. ≥If [Microsoft] is displayed on [Driver Provider], the confirmation procedure is completed. 58 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 59 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC Connecting the Camcorder to a personal computer 1 Set the Mode Dial to Tape Recording Mode or Tape Playback Mode. 2 Set [BASIC] or [ADVANCE] >> [USB FUNCTION] >> [MOTION DV]. ≥You can record the video edited by the PC onto the Tape in the Camcorder. ≥When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a personal computer, or when devices are connected through USB hubs or by using extension cables, proper operation is not guaranteed. ≥When connected to the keyboard USB terminal, normal function may not be possible. To disconnect USB cable safely ≥It enters MotionDV STUDIO Mode. 3 Connect the Camcorder to the personal computer with USB connection cable. If USB cable is disconnected while computer is on, error dialog box may appear. In such a case click [OK] and close the dialog box. By following the steps below you can disconnect the cable safely. 1 Double click the icon in task tray. ≥Hardware disconnect dialog box appears. 2 Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [Stop]. 4 Select [Start] >> [All Programs (Programs)] >> [Panasonic] >> [MotionDV STUDIO 5.3E LE for DV] >> [MotionDV STUDIO LE for DV]. ≥Using the MotionDV STUDIO for Windows, a variety of visual effects can be added and titles can be created. ≥You cannot record a video edited by the PC onto the Tape in the Camcorder. With DV cable (optional) OS: Windows Me/2000/XP 1 Set the Mode Dial to Tape Recording Mode or Tape Playback Mode. 2 Connect the Camcorder to the personal computer with DV connection cable. DV 3 Start MotionDV STUDIO 5.3E LE. 3 Verify [Matshita DVC USB Device] is selected and click [OK]. ≥You can safely disconnect the cable. Note on the driver name displayed The driver name displayed will differ depending on your OS, operating environment and the mode of the Camcorder. ≥Some Operating Systems, such as Windows 98SE, may not show the icon indicating that you may safely disconnect in task tray. (OS may be set not to show.) Make sure Camcorder’s Card Access Lamp is off and disconnect the cable. Also, with Windows Me, the icon will not be displayed when in Tape Recording Mode or Tape Playback Mode. CAUTION: If you disconnect the USB cable while the Card Access Lamp is on, it may damage the Card data. 59 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 60 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC If the above operation is not performed correctly, when data is copied from the personal computer to an SD Memory Card, the copied data may be damaged. When the following operations are performed, the same results will occur as when the USB cable is incorrectly removed (above). Therefore, it is imperative that the above operation is completed before proceeding. ≥When SD Memory Card is removed. ≥When Camcorder power is turned OFF. ≥When Mode Dial is turned to change modes. PC If you no longer need software or driver (Uninstall) The screens may vary with the type of OS. 1 Select [Start] (>> [Settings]) >> [Control Panel], select the software or the driver from [Add/Remove Programs] to uninstall. ≥Uninstalling steps may vary depending on the OS. Please refer to the user manual of your OS. Notes ≥Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Messenger® and DirectX® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. ≥Intel®, Pentium® and Celeron® are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation. ≥All other names, company names, product names, etc. in these instructions are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective corporations. ≥The names of the products you are using may differ from the names given in the text. Depending on the operating environment and other factors, the contents of the screens used in these instructions may not necessarily match what you will see on your screen. ≥Although the screens in these Operating Instructions are shown in English for the sake of example, other languages are supported as well. 60 LSQT0862 ≥These instructions do not cover the basic operations of the personal computer or define any terms. For this information, refer to the Operating Instructions which accompany your personal computer. ≥Do not disconnect USB connection cable while the operation light of Camcorder is on. It may freeze the software or destroy the data in transfer. ≥We recommend using the AC adaptor as the power source for the Camcorder when connecting to the personal computer. Data may be lost If the battery power is lost while transferring data. ≥If the Camcorder is used as a Web Camera while virus checking software is running, the Camcorder’s operation may stop midway through. In this case, exit the Windows Messenger, reconnect the Camcorder and restart the Windows Messenger. ≥Do not delete the folders in Memory Card such as picture folder. Memory card may not be recognized if folders are deleted. ≥When the Camcorder is switched to the PC Mode while it is connected to the personal computer, the operation mode of the Camcorder cannot be switched. In this case, disconnect the USB connection cable. Switch the operation mode of the Camcorder and reconnect the cable. ≥If the Camcorder is connected in the PC Mode, the [Removable Disk] icon representing the Memory Card drive is displayed in [My Computer]. ≥When the Tape Recording Mode of the Camcorder is switched to the PC Mode, a warning message may be displayed. You may simply ignore it. ≥When you are using Windows XP or Windows 2000, you may install or uninstall this software after logging ON by setting the user name to Administrator or to a user name having equivalent authority. ≥If you use Windows 98SE, the message, “File is not found” may be displayed when the Camcorder is connected for the first time. Enter the following paths to complete the connection: If the message “MTDV98M3.pdr is not found” is displayed, enter “C:\WINDOWS\system\IOSUBSYS”. If the message “MTDV98M3.sys is not found” is displayed, enter “C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS”. (The paths will differ depending on the environment of your personal computer.) LSQT0862ENG.book 61 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 With a PC ≥If you install the USB Driver or video stream driver while the USB Connecting cable is being connected, or if you do not follow these Operating Instructions, the Camcorder will not be recognized correctly. In this case, delete the USB Driver from [Device Manager] as described below, uninstall the USB Driver, and re-install it. 1 Set the Camcorder to Tape Recording Mode or Tape Playback Mode, connect it to the personal computer, and delete [USB Video Device] (or [Panasonic DVC DV Stream Device]) from [Device Manager]. 2 Set the Camcorder to PC Mode and delete [Panasonic DVC USB Storage] (Windows 98SE). ª About the SD Memory Card SD Memory Card The SD Memory is an external Memory Card that is available in larger capacities. It has a write protect switch to prevent data writing and card formatting, as well as a copyright protection function. ≥SD Logo is a trademark. ≥All other company and product names in the operating instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective corporations. Files recorded on a SD Memory Card It may not be possible to play back the files on this Camcorder recorded on and created by other equipment or vice versa. For this reason, check the compatibility of the equipment in advance. ª About the compatibility of the card files Data files recorded on an “SD Memory Card” by this Camcorder conform with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). ≥If you attempt to play back files recorded with this Camcorder on other equipment or to play back files recorded with other equipment on this Camcorder, you may not be able to play them back. Please check the compatibility with the other equipment in advance. ª About the folder structure when using the Memory Card in a personal computer ≥When a Card with data recorded on it is inserted into a personal computer, folders will be displayed as shown in the following figure. 256 DCIM 100CDPFP MISC [100CDPFP]: The images (IMGA0001.JPG, etc.) in this folder are recorded in the JPEG format. [MISC]: Files in which DPOF Data has been set to the image are in this folder. ≥[DCIM] etc. are necessary items in the folder structure. They have nothing to do with actual operation. ≥In Card Mode, the Camcorder automatically saves file numbers (IMGA0001.JPG, etc.) along with the images. The file numbers are recorded with each image as consecutive numbers. ≥When using the software without indication function, indication data, such as date, are not displayed. Depending on the software in use, the date and the time may not be displayed correctly. ≥The memory capacity indicated on the SD Card label corresponds to the total card capacity. Some of this capacity is used to protect and manage the copyright data, and not all capacity is available as conventional memory for a Camcorder, personal computer or others. 61 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 62 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Menu Menu ª [TAPE PLAYBACK MENU] Menu list Menu figures and illustrations are provided for easy-to-understand explanations, and so they are different from the actual menu indications. ª [TAPE RECORDING MENU] 1) [BASIC] [DATE/TIME] -64[AV JACK] -49[USB FUNCTION] -54- 1) [BASIC] [SCENE MODE] -37[REC SPEED] -27[BLANK SEARCH] -29[WIND CUT] -34[CLOCK SET] -232) [ADVANCE] [PICT. QUALITY] -31[FLASH] -35[RED EYE] -35[FLASH LEVEL] -35[EIS] -36[H.SHOE MIC] -64[WIDE] -36[CINEMA] -36[USB FUNCTION]-54[D.ZOOM] -31[ZOOM MIC] -32[DATE/TIME] -64[INITIAL SET] -653) [SETUP] [FADE COLOR] -34[AUDIO REC] -64[REC LAMP] -64[DISPLAY] -64[REMOTE] -25[BEEP SOUND] -64[LCD AI] -24[LCD SET] -23[EVF SET] -23[DEMO MODE] -65[AV JACK] -64[POWER SAVE] -284) [LANGUAGE] -21- 62 LSQT0862 2) [ADVANCE] [BLANK SEARCH] -29[REC SPEED] -27[REC STDBY] -48[AUDIO REC] -64[A. DUB INPUT] -49[REC DATA] -64[PICT. QUALITY] -31[DV OUT] -48[REPEAT PLAY] -413) [SETUP] [12bit AUDIO] -50[AUDIO OUT] -64[DISPLAY] -64[REMOTE] -25[LCD AI] -24[LCD SET] -23[EVF SET] -23[POWER SAVE] -284) [LANGUAGE] -21- LSQT0862ENG.book 63 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Menu ª [CARD RECORDING MENU] ª [PICTURE PLAYBACK MENU] 2048 1) [BASIC] [SCENE MODE] -37[PICT. QUALITY] -31[PICTURE SIZE] -31[SELF TIMER] -36[CLOCK SET] -232) [ADVANCE] [BURST MODE] -37[FLASH] -35[RED EYE] -35[FLASH LEVEL] -35[EIS] -36[SHTR EFFECT] -31[DATE/TIME] -64[INITIAL SET] -65- 1) [BASIC] [DATE/TIME] -64[PROTECT] -452) [ADVANCE] [DPOF SET] -45[CARD FORMAT] -453) [SETUP] [DISPLAY] -64[REMOTE] -25[LCD SET] -23[EVF SET] -23[LCD AI] -24[POWER SAVE] -284) [LANGUAGE] -21- 3) [SETUP] [REC LAMP] -64[DISPLAY] -64[REMOTE] -25[BEEP SOUND] -64[LCD AI] -24[LCD SET] -23[EVF SET] -23[POWER SAVE] -284) [LANGUAGE] -21- 63 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 64 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Menu Menus related to taking pictures Menus related to playback ª [H.SHOE MIC] Set to [LOWCUT] and this reduces low sound noise and wind noise hitting the stereo zoom microphone (VW-VMH3; optional) mounted on the smart accessory shoe. ª [AV JACK] This switches among the output settings of the AV/headphone terminal. [IN/OUT]: Use this setting when inputting signals from other equipment via an AV cable or a S-Video cable. [OUT/Ë]: Automatically switches between AV and headphone output. [OUT]: Use this setting when image or sound is not output normally to the TV in [OUT/Ë]. ≥When using the headphone, set to [SETUP] or [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [OUT/Ë]. If set to [OUT], you may hear noises on the right. ª [DATE/TIME] This switches between date and time indications. ≥The Camcorder automatically records the date and time the picture was taken on the tape. ≥You can also show or change the date/time indication by repeatedly pressing the [DATE/ TIME] button on the remote control. ª [AUDIO REC] Switches the audio (PCM audio) recording systems. [12bit]: Records audio in “12 bit 32 kHz 4 tracks”. (The original audio signals can be kept after the other audio signals are dubbed.) [16bit]: Records audio in “16 bit 48 kHz 2 tracks”. Audio can be recorded in higher quality. (If audio signals are dubbed, then the original audio signals will be erased.) ª [REC LAMP] Set to [ON] and this turns the recording lamp on during recording, which indicates that recording is underway. Set to [OFF] and this does not turn on the lamp even when recording is underway. ª [DISPLAY] Set to [ON] and the display mode can be switched to all functions. Set to [OFF] and it can be switched to minimum display. ª [BEEP SOUND] Set to [ON] and confirmation/alarm beeps are issued as follows. 1 Beep ≥When you start recording ≥When you turn on the power 2 Beeps ≥When you pause recording 2 Beeps for 4 times ≥When a cassette with its erasure prevention tab set to [SAVE] is inserted, condensation occurs, and at other times. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. 64 LSQT0862 ª [REC DATA] Set to [ON] and the settings (shutter speed, iris/ gain values, and white balance settings (-38-), etc.) used during the recordings are displayed during playback. ≥When the [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO], the indication [AUTO] will appear. ≥When there is no data, [---] appears on the display. ≥If the Camcorder data of the Camcorder are played back on other equipment, the settings information is sometimes not displayed normally. ª [AUDIO OUT] This switches the sound to be played back. [STEREO]: Stereo sound (main sound and sub sound) [L]: Left channel sound (main sound) [R]: Right channel sound (sub sound) LSQT0862ENG.book 65 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Menu Other menus ª [INITIAL SET] When there is a menu that cannot be selected depending on a combination of functions, set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the initial shipping condition. (Language setting cannot be back to the initial shipping condition.) ª [DEMO MODE] If you set to [DEMO MODE] >> [ON] without inserting a cassette and a card, the Camcorder is automatically set to the demonstration mode for introducing its functions. If any button is pressed or operated, the demonstration mode is canceled. If no operations take place for approx. 10 minutes, the demonstration mode automatically starts. To terminate the demonstration mode, insert a cassette or a card, or set to [DEMO MODE] >> [OFF]. For normal use, set this function to [OFF]. 65 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 66 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Others LOWCUT : External microphone supporting the smart accessory shoe (LOW CUT) -13Sports mode (Scene mode) -37Portrait mode (Scene mode) -37Low light mode (Scene mode) Indications Various functions and the Camcorder status are shown on the screen. Basic indications r: Remaining battery power 0h00m00s00f: Time code 3:30:45PM: Date/Time indication Recording indications R 0:45: Remaining tape time ≥Remaining tape time is indicated in minutes. (When it reaches less than 3 minutes, the indication starts flashing.) SP: Standard Play mode (Recording speed mode) -27LP: Long Play mode (Recording speed mode) -27¥: Recording -28; (Green): Recording pause -28; (Green flash): Standby mode ; (Red): Fade out : Recording check -29CINEMA : Cinema mode -36wide mode -36WIDE : : Digital zoom -31Automatic mode -27AUTO : Manual mode -37MNL : MF: Manual focus -395k: Zoom magnification indication -31- : 1/500: F2.4: 6dB: : : : : : 0Lux : ß/ßA: : ßi/ßAi: ßj/ßAj: £: ZOOM : : : : 66 LSQT0862 Back light mode -33Shutter speed -40F number -40Gain value -40Soft skin mode -33Tele macro -34Fade (White) -34Fade (Black) -34MagicPix function -330 Lux MagicPix function -33Video flash turned on -35VIdeo flash turned off -35Video flash (setting to [i]) -35Video flash (setting to [j]) -35Red eye reduction -35Zoom microphone -32Wind noise reduction -34When the microphone of the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic is used -26External microphone supporting the smart accessory shoe -13- 5: : : -37- : Spotlight mode (Scene mode) -37- : Surf & snow mode (Scene mode) -37- AWB : Auto white balance -38Indoor mode (recording under incandescent lamp) -38Outdoor mode -38White balance adjustment mode : : : -38- : WEB CAMERA mode (recording) -51- Playback indications ¥: Recording underway 1: Playback -41;: Pause -415: Fast-forward/Cue playback -416: Rewind/Review playback -41D/E: Slow motion playback -42;1/2;: Frame-by-frame playback -422k5: Variable-speed search -42: Repeat playback -41: WEB CAMERA mode (playback) -51- A.DUB ¥: A.DUB ;: : : : MIC, AV IN: 12bit, 16bit: : Card æ: ± (White): ¥ (Green): : : MEGA EIS : Audio dubbing -49Audio dubbing pause -49Prepared for audio dubbing (microphone) Prepared for audio dubbing (Line) Blank search -29Audio dubbing input display -49Audio recording mode -64Volume adjustment -41- Progressive photoshot mode -30Shutter chance mark -30Shutter chance mark -30RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot recording -37Self-Timer recording -36MEGA Optical image stabilizer -36- (White): (Green): : (Red): Photoshot mode While the card is being read While photoshot recording is activated Using the card that cannot be recognized LSQT0862ENG.book 67 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others ( Photoshot picture quality -31Remaining number of photoshot pictures (When the remaining number of photoshot pictures reaches 0, the red indication flashes.) : Slide show playback -43PictBridge: PictBridge mode -51100-0001: Folder/File display No.00: File number 1: Number of DPOF Setting -45: Lock setting -45[640k480] Image size 640 : [1280k960] Image size 1280 : [1600k1200] Image size 1600 : [2048k1512] Image size 2048 : ≥For images not recorded with this Camcorder, the size display is determined as follows according to the number of horizontal pixels. 2048 or more QXGA : 1600 or more, less than 2048 UXGA : 1280 or more, less than 1600 SXGA : 1024 or more, less than 1280 XGA : 800 or more, less than 1024 SVGA : 640 or more, less than 800 640 : (The size is not displayed at under 640 pixels.) 0: ): Warning/alarm indications If any one of the following indications lights up or flashes, please check the Camcorder. Confirmatory indications Y: A cassette with the accidental erasure prevention slider placed in the [SAVE] position is inserted. No cassette is inserted. [--]/0: The built-in battery is low. -23°: The warning/alarm indication appears when you record yourself. Turn the LCD monitor towards the viewfinder and check the warning/alarm indication. : No card is inserted. REMOTE : An incorrect remote control mode has been selected. -252END: The tape came to the end during recording. :: The video heads are dirty. -74Textual indications 3DEW DETECT/3EJECT TAPE: Condensation has occurred. Take out the cassette and wait for a while. It takes some time until the cassette holder opens, but this is not a malfunction. -73LOW BATTERY: The battery is low. Recharge it. -16NO TAPE : No tape is inserted. -18TAPE END: The tape came to the end during recording. CHECK REC TAB: You are attempting to record pictures on a tape with the accidental erasure prevention slider placed in the [SAVE] position. You are attempting audio dubbing or digital dubbing on a tape with the accidental erasure prevention slider placed in the [SAVE] position. CHECK REMOTE MODE: An incorrect remote control mode has been selected. This is only displayed at the first operation of the remote control after powering-on. -25WRONG TAPE FORMAT: You are attempting to play back a tape section that has been recorded with a different TV system. This cassette is incompatible. UNPLAYABLE CARD: You are attempting to play back data not compatible with this Camcorder. 67 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 68 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others UNABLE TO A.DUB (LP RECORDED): Audio dubbing cannot be performed because the original recording was in LP mode. UNABLE TO A.DUB: You are attempting to perform audio dubbing on a non-recorded tape. COPY PROTECTED: Images cannot be recorded correctly because the medium is protected by a copy guard. CARD ERROR: This card is not compatible with this Camcorder. You are attempting to format a failed card. It displays, when you attempt to insert an incompatible card to Card Slot. NO CARD: No card is inserted. CARD FULL: Card does not have sufficient memory remaining. Select Picture Playback Mode and delete unnecessary files. NO DATA: There are no recorded files on the card. CHANGE ASPECT TO 4:3: You are attempting to record pictures with an aspect ratio of 16:9 by pressing the [PHOTO SHOT] button. FILE LOCKED: You are attempting to erase protected files. CARD LOCKED: The write protection switch on the SD Memory Card is set to [LOCK]. NEED HEAD CLEANING: The video heads are dirty. -74PUSH THE RESET SWITCH: An irregularity in the equipment has been detected. Press the [RESET] button (-13-). This may solve the problem. CHANGE MODE TO USE USB: The USB cable is connected to the Camcorder in Card Recording Mode. DISCONNECT USB CABLE: You are attempting to turn the mode dial in PC mode with the USB cable connected to the Camcorder. You are attempting to record pictures on a tape/card with the USB cable connected to the Camcorder. NO INK IN PRINTER: There is no ink. Check the connected printer. NO PAPER IN PRINTER: There is no paper. Check the connected printer. 68 LSQT0862 PRINTER ERROR: Check the connected printer. PC DOES NOT SUPPORT USB2.0: The Camcorder is connected to a personal computer that does not support USB 2.0. CAN NOT USE USB: You are connecting the USB cable with the DV cable connected. CHANGE TO MANUAL MODE: You are attempting to select the item on the [SCENE MODE] when the [AUTO/ MANUAL/FOCUS] switch is set to [AUTO]. CAN NOT OPERATE (MOTION DV MODE): You are attempting to change [D.ZOOM] setting during MotinDV Mode. REVERSE THE LCD MONITOR: At the time of 0 Lux MagicPix mode, when LCD monitor is not reversed, it displays. When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180° towards the lens, the brightness of the LCD monitor cannot be adjusted. LSQT0862ENG.book 69 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Functions cannot be used simultaneously ≥Flash ≥While recording to a tape ≥During demo mode ≥When RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot is used ≥When the MagicPix function is used ≥Zoom microphone ≥Wind noise reduction ≥When the microphone of the Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic or an external microphone is used ≥Scene mode ≥When setting the [AUTO/ MANUAL/FOCUS] switch to [AUTO] ≥When the MagicPix function is used ≥Change of white balance ≥When digital zoom (10k or higher) is used ≥When the MagicPix function is used ≥When the shutter speed is 1/15 or slower in the Card Recording mode ≥When a menu is displayed ≥Adjusting the shutter speed, iris/gain ≥When the MagicPix function is used ≥When the scene mode is used ≥Variable-speed search ≥During repeat playback ≥Deleting files ≥When the write protect switch on the card is set to [LOCK] ≥When the file is protected ≥Formatting ≥When the write protect switch on the card is set to [LOCK] ≥Audio dubbing ≥The section of a tape recorded in LP mode ≥The blank section of a tape ≥Sounds sent through the DV terminal Some functions in the Camcorder are disabled or cannot be selected due to its specifications. The table below shows examples of functions restricted by conditions. Functions Conditions which disable the functions ≥Progressive ≥When recording onto a tape and a card simultaneously ≥When digital zoom (10k or higher) is used ≥When the shutter speed is 1/750 or faster in Tape Recording Mode ≥When the gain value is increased in Tape Recording Mode ≥When brightness is insufficient with the flash [ ] in Tape Recording Mode ≥When the MagicPix function is used ≥When the portrait mode of the scene mode is used in Tape Recording Mode ≥When the wide mode is used ≥Digital zoom ≥Wide mode ≥Fade ≥When the Card Recording mode is used ≥Backlight compensation ≥When the iris/gain is set ≥When the MagicPix function is used ≥Soft skin ≥Tele-macro ≥Recording check ≥While recording to a tape ≥MagicPix ≥While recording to a tape ≥When the Card Recording mode is used ≥RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot ≥When [PICTURE SIZE] is set to other than  ≥When the shutter speed is 1/15 or slower 69 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 70 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Before requesting repair (Problems and solutions) Power/Body 1: The Camcorder power cannot be turned on. • Is the battery fully charged? Use a fully charged battery. • The battery protection circuit may have operated. Attach the battery to the AC adaptor for 5 to 10 seconds. If the Camcorder still cannot be used, the battery is faulty. 2: The Camcorder power is turned off automatically. • If you set [POWER SAVE] to [5 MINUTES] and do not operate the Camcorder for about 5 continuous minutes, the power is automatically turned off for tape protection and power conservation. To resume recording, turn the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF]. Then turn it to [ON] again. (-28-) 3: The Camcorder power does not stay on long enough. • Is the battery low? If the remaining battery power indication is flashing or the message “LOW BATTERY” is displayed, the battery has run down. Charge the battery or attach a fully charged battery. (-16-) • Has condensation occurred? When you carry the Camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, condensation may occur inside it. If so, the power is turned off automatically, disabling all operations except for taking cassettes out. Wait until the condensation indication disappears. (-73-) 4: Battery runs down quickly. • Is the battery fully charged? Charge it with the AC adaptor. (-16-) • Are you using the battery in an extremely cold place? The battery is affected by ambient temperature. In cold places, the operating time of the battery becomes shorter. • Has the battery worn out? The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still too short even after the battery is fully charged, depending on the usage, the battery has worn out and can no longer be used. 5: The Camcorder cannot be operated though powered up. The Camcorder does not operate normally. • Remove the cassette and then press the [RESET] button. (-72-) If normal conditions are not restored yet, turn off the power. Then, about 1 minute later, turn on the power again. (Conducting the above operation when the access lamp is on may destroy the data on the card.) 70 LSQT0862 6: The cassette cannot be removed. • Does the power lamp comes on when opening the cassette cover? (-20-) Make sure that the battery and the AC adaptor are properly connected. (-16-) • Is the battery in use discharged? Charge the battery and remove the cassette. • Close the cassette cover completely, and fully open it again. (-18-) 7: No operation other than cassette removal can be performed. • Has condensation occurred? Wait until the condensation indication disappears. (-73-) 8: The remote control does not function. • Has the button-type battery of the remote control run out? Replace it with a new buttontype battery. (-25-) • Is the setting on the remote control correct? If the setting on the remote control is not in agreement with the [REMOTE] setting on the Camcorder, the remote control does not operate. (-25-) Recording 1: Recording does not start although power is supplied to the Camcorder and the cassette is correctly inserted. • Is the accidental erasure prevention slider on the cassette open? If it is open (set to [SAVE]), recording cannot be performed. (-18-) • Is the tape wound to the end? Insert a new cassette. • Is the recording mode set? When in the playback mode, recording cannot be performed. (-27-) • Has condensation occurred? No operation other than cassette removal can be performed when condensation occurs. Wait until the condensation indication disappears. (-73-) • Is the cassette cover open? If the cover is open, the Camcorder may not operate normally. Close the cassette cover. (-18-) 2: The screen has changed suddenly. • Has the demonstration started? In the Tape Recording mode, if you set [DEMO MODE] >> [ON] without inserting a cassette and a card, the demonstration starts. For normal use, set this function to [OFF]. (-65-) 3: A cassette cannot be inserted. • Has condensation occurred? Wait until the condensation indication disappears. 4: Auto focus function does not work. • Is manual focus mode selected? If auto focus mode is selected, focus is automatically adjusted. LSQT0862ENG.book 71 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others • There are some recording subjects and surroundings for which the auto focus does not operate correctly. (-78-) If so, use the manual focus mode to adjust the focus. (-39-) • Is the MagicPix function set? When the MagicPix function is working, focusing shifts into the manual mode. Indications 1: A sentence is displayed in red or yellow in the screen center. • Read the contents and respond to them. (-67-) 2: The time code becomes inaccurate. 0 The time code indication counter may not be constant in the reversed slow-motion playback, but this is not a malfunction. 3: The remaining tape time indication disappears. • The remaining tape time indication may disappear temporarily during frame-by-frame playback or other operation. If you continue ordinary recording or playback, the indication is restored. 4: The remaining tape time Indication does not match the actual remaining tape time. • If scenes of less than 15 seconds are continuously recorded, the remaining tape time cannot be correctly displayed. • In some cases, the remaining tape time indication may show remaining tape time that is 2 to 3 minutes shorter than the actual remaining tape time. 5: A function indication such as mode indication, remaining tape time indication, or time cord indication is not shown. • If you set [SETUP] >> [DISPLAY] >> [OFF], indications other than the tape running condition, warning, and date indications disappear. Playback (Sound) 1: Sound is not played back from the built-in speaker of the Camcorder or the headphones. 0 Is the volume too low? During playback, push the [s /VOLr] lever to display the volume indication and adjust it. (-41-) 2: Different sounds are reproduced at the same time. • Have you set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [MIX]? If you set [AUDIO REC] >> [12bit] and dub audio to a recorded tape, you can hear the sound on recording and the sound dubbed at a later time. To hear the sounds separately, set to [ST1] or [ST2]. (-50-) • Have you set [SETUP] >> [AUDIO OUT] >> [STEREO] and reproduced a picture containing the main sound and sub sound? Set to [L] to hear main sound, and set to [R] to hear the sub sound. (-64-) 3: Audio dubbing cannot be performed. • Is the accidental erasure prevention slider on the cassette open? If it is open (set to [SAVE]), audio dubbing cannot be performed. (-18-) • Are you attempting to edit a tape portion that was recorded in LP mode? LP mode does not allow audio dubbing. (-27-) 4: The original sound was erased when audio dubbing was performed. • If you perform audio dubbing on a recording made in [16bit] mode, the original sound will be erased. If you wish to preserve the original sound, be sure to select [12bit] mode when recording. 5: Sounds cannot be played back. • Although a cassette with no audio dubbing is being played, have you set [SETUP] >> [12bit AUDIO] >> [ST2]? To play back a cassette with no audio dubbing, set [12bit AUDIO] >> [ST1]. (-50-) • Is the variable speed search function working? Press the [VAR. SEARCH] button on the remote control to cancel the variable speed search function. (-42-) 6: Noise is heard from the right headphone. • Have you set [BASIC] >> [AV JACK] >> [OUT]? When you use the headphones, set to [OUT/ Ë]. Playback (Pictures) 1: Mosaic-pattern noise appears on images during cue or review playback. • This phenomenon is characteristic of digital video systems. It is not a malfunction. 2: Horizontal stripes appear on images during cue and review playback. • Horizontal stripes may appear depending on the scene, but this is not a malfunction. 71 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 72 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others 3: Although the Camcorder is correctly connected to a TV, playback images cannot be seen. • Have you selected video input on the TV? Please read the operating instructions of your TV and select the channel that matches the input terminals used for the connection. 4: Playback picture is not clear. • Are the heads of the Camcorder dirty? If the heads are dirty, playback image cannot be clear. Clean the heads by using the head cleaner for digital video (optional). (-74-) • If the terminal for the AV cable is soiled, noises may appear on the screen. Wipe the soil off the terminal with a soft cloth, and then connect the cable to the AV terminal. • Is a picture containing a copyright protection signal (copy guard) being recorded? When a protected picture is played back by the Camcorder, mosaic-like patterns appear on the picture. Card 1: Recorded pictures are not clear. • Have you set [BASIC] >> [PICT. QUALITY] >> [ ]? If recording is done with it set to [ ], pictures with fine details may include a mosaic-like pattern. Set [PICT. QUALITY] >> [ ]. (-31-) 2: A file recorded on a card cannot be deleted. • Is the file locked? Locked files cannot be deleted. (-45-) • For the SD Memory Card, if its write protect switch is set to [LOCK], then deletion is disabled. (-19-) 3: Photoshot playback images do not look normal. • The picture may be damaged. In order to prevent the loss of image data, backing up on a cassette or a personal computer is recommended. 4: Even if a card is formatted, it cannot be used. • Either the Camcorder or the card may be damaged. Please consult a dealer. 5: During playback, [UNPLAYABLE CARD] is displayed. • The image was either recorded in a different format, or data is damaged. 72 LSQT0862 Others 1: The indication disappears, the screen is frozen, or no operation can be performed. • Turn off the power to the Camcorder. If the power cannot be turned off, press the [RESET] button, or detach the battery or AC adaptor and then reattach it. After that, turn on the power again. If normal operation is still not restored, detach the power connected, and consult the dealer who you purchased the Camcorder from. 2: “PUSH THE RESET SWITCH” is displayed. • An irregularity in the Camcorder has been automatically detected. Remove the cassette or the card for data protection and then press the [RESET] button with the boss A. The Camcorder will be activated. RESET A • If you do not press the [RESET] button, the power to the Camcorder is turned off automatically about 1 minute later. • Even after you press the [RESET] button, the indication may still appear repeatedly. If so, the Camcorder needs repair. Detach the power connected, and consult the dealer who you purchased the Camcorder from. Do not attempt to repair the unit by yourself. 3: Even if connected by the USB cable, the Camcorder is not recognized by the PC. • Is the USB driver installed? 4: When the USB cable is disconnected, an error message will appear on PC. • To disconnect the USB cable safely, double-click the [ ] icon in the task tray and follow the instructions on the screen. 5: The Camcorder malfunctions on editing, dubbing from digital video equipment, or using “MotionDV STUDIO 5.3E LE for DV”. • If a tape is recorded in multiple modes such as SP and LP (recording mode), 12bit and 16bit (sound recording mode), normal and wide, recorded and unrecorded parts, the Camcorder may malfunction at a point where the mode switches. When you edit, do not record in multiple modes. LSQT0862ENG.book 73 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others 6: The warning/alarm indication [°] appears when the Camcorder is operated in the WEB camera mode. • Did you press the menu button or the recording start/stop button? You cannot use the menu or record onto the tape/card in the WEB camera mode. • Is the setting for the remote control correct? • Did you attempt to play a tape without inserting it? Insert a tape. • Did you attempt to play a tape with copyright protection (copy guard)? Pictures of the tape with copyright protection (copy guard) cannot be displayed on the PC. (The audio of the tape can be played.) • Is the video stream driver installed? Cautions for Use ª About condensation If you turn the Camcorder on when condensation occurs on the head or the tape, condensation Indication  (yellow or red) is displayed on the viewfinder or the LCD monitor and the messages [3DEW DETECT] or [3EJECT TAPE] (only when the tape is inserted) appear. If so, follow the procedure below. 3 in yellow: Dew is slightly adhering on the head or the tape. 3 in red: Dew is adhering on the head or the tape. 1 Remove the tape if it is inserted. ≥It takes about 20 seconds to open the cassette holder. This is not a malfunction. 2 Leave the Camcorder with the cassette cover closed to cool or warm it to the ambient temperature. When  in yellow ≥You cannot use the Tape Recording/ Playback Mode. Leave the Camcorder for about 30 minutes. ≥However, you can use the Card Recording Mode or Picture Playback Mode when a cassette is not inserted. When  in red ≥The power Lamp blinks for about 1 minute and then the Camcorder automatically turns off. Leave it for about 2 to 3 hours. 3 Turn the Camcorder on again, set it to the Tape Recording/Playback Mode and then check if the condensation indication disappears. Especially in cold areas, moisture may be frozen. If so, it may take more time before the condensation indication disappears. Watch for condensation even before the condensation Indication is displayed. ≥The condensation indication may not appear depending on circumstances. When condensation occurs on the lens or the Camcorder, it may also occur on the head and the tape. Do not open the cassette cover. When the lens is fogged: Set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF] and leave the Camcorder in this condition for about 1 hour. When the lens temperature becomes close to the ambient temperature, the fogging disappears naturally. 73 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 74 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others ª About dirty heads If video heads (the parts that closely contact with the tape) become dirty, normal recording and playback are not properly performed. Clean the heads with the digital video head cleaner. ≥Insert the head cleaner into the Camcorder, set it to the Tape Playback Mode, and play it back for about 10 to 20 seconds. (If you do not stop the playback, it automatically stops about 30 seconds later.) ≥We recommend cleaning the heads periodically. If the heads become dirty, “NEED HEAD CLEANING” appears during recording. During playback, moreover, the following symptoms appear. ≥Mosaic-like noise appears partially or the sound is interrupted. ≥Black or blue mosaic-like horizontal stripes appear. When normal playback cannot be performed even after the head cleaning One possible cause is that normal recording could not be performed because the heads were dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads, and perform recording and playback again. If normal playback can be performed, the heads are clean. Before an important recording, be sure to conduct a test recording to make sure that normal recording can be performed. ≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning, the problem may be the tape. If so, try another cassette. ≥During playback, the picture or sound may be interrupted momentarily, but this is not a malfunction of the Camcorder. (One possible cause is that the playback is interrupted by dirt or dust that momentarily adheres to the heads.) 74 LSQT0862 ª About the Camcorder ≥When the Camcorder is used for a long time, the Camcorder body becomes warm, but this is not a malfunction. Keep the Camcorder away from magnetized equipment such as a cellular phones, microwave ovens, TVs, and video game equipment. ≥If you use the Camcorder on or near a TV, images or sounds may be disturbed due to electromagnetic wave radiation. ≥Recordings on the tape may be damaged, or images may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors. ≥Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by digital circuits including microprocessor may adversely affect the Camcorder, causing the disturbance of images and sounds. ≥If the Camcorder is affected by such equipment and does not function properly, turn off the Camcorder power and detach the battery or AC adaptor. Then, connect the battery or AC adaptor again and turn on the Camcorder power. Do not use your Camcorder near radio transmitters or high-voltage cables. ≥If you record pictures near radio transmitters or high-voltage cables, recorded images or sounds may be adversely affected. Do not spray insecticides or volatile chemicals onto the Camcorder. ≥If the Camcorder is sprayed with such chemicals, the Camcorder body may become deformed and the surface finish may peel off. ≥Do not keep rubber or plastic products in contact with the Camcorder for a long time. When you use your Camcorder in a sandy or dusty place such as on a beach, do not let sand or fine dust get into the body and terminals of the Camcorder. Also, protect the Camcorder from getting wet. ≥Sand or dust may damage the Camcorder or cassette. (Care should be taken when inserting and removing a cassette.) ≥If sea water splashes onto the Camcorder, wet a soft cloth with tap water, wring it well, and use it to wipe the Camcorder body carefully. Then, wipe it again thoroughly with a soft dry cloth. While carrying the Camcorder, do not drop or bump it. ≥A strong impact on the Camcorder may break its housing, causing it to malfunction. LSQT0862ENG.book 75 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Do not use benzine, paint thinner or alcohol for cleaning the Camcorder. ≥Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC mains lead from the AC mains socket. ≥The Camcorder body may be discoloured and the surface finish may peel off. ≥Wipe the Camcorder with a soft dry cloth to remove dust and fingerprints. To remove stubborn stains, wring well a cloth that is soaked in a neutral detergent diluted with water and wipe the Camcorder with it. Afterwards, wipe it with a dry cloth. ≥When you use a chemical dust cloth, follow the instructions. Do not use this Camcorder for surveillance purposes or other business use. ≥If you use the Camcorder for a long time, the internal temperature increases and, consequently, this may cause malfunction. ≥This Camcorder is not intended for business use. About the flash ≥Since there are high-voltage sections inside the flash, do not disassemble it to avoid electric shock. ª About the battery The battery used in the Camcorder is a rechargeable lithium ion battery. This battery is susceptible to temperature and humidity, and the effect of temperature increases with increasing or decreasing temperature. In the low temperature range, the fully charged indication may not appear, or the low battery indication may appear about 5 minutes after the start of use. At high temperature, moreover, the protection function may work, disabling use of the Camcorder. Be sure to detach the battery after use ≥If the battery is left attached to the Camcorder, a minute amount of current is consumed even when the Camcorder power is [OFF]. If the battery is left attached to the Camcorder for a long time, over-discharge takes place. The battery may become unusable after it is charged. Prepare spare batteries when going out for recording. ≥Prepare batteries appropriate to 3 to 4 times the period during you want to record pictures in. In cold places such as a ski resort, the period during which you can record pictures is shortened. ≥When you travel, do not forget to bring an AC adaptor so that you can recharge the batteries at your destination. If you drop the battery accidentally, check to see if the terminals are deformed. ≥Attaching a deformed battery to the Camcorder or AC adaptor may damage the Camcorder or AC adaptor. After use, be sure to take the cassette out and detach the battery from the Camcorder or pull out the AC mains lead from AC mains socket. ≥The battery should be stored in a cool place free from humidity, with as constant temperature as possible. (Recommended temperature: 59oF to 77oF (15oC to 25oC), Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%) ≥Extremely high temperatures or low temperatures will shorten the life of the battery. ≥If the battery is kept in a high-temperature, high-humidity, or oily-smoky places, the terminals may rust and cause malfunctions. ≥To store the battery for a long period of time, we recommend you charge it once every year and store it again after you have completely used up the charged capacity. ≥Dust and other matter attached to the battery terminals should be removed. Do not throw old battery into fire. ≥Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may result in an explosion. ≥If the operating time is very short even after the battery has been recharged, the battery has worn out. Please purchase a new battery. ª About the AC adaptor ≥If the battery is warm, charging requires more time than normal. ≥If the temperature of the battery is extremely high or extremely low, the [CHARGE] lamp may continue flashing, and the battery may not be charged. After the battery temperature has decreased or increased sufficiently, recharging starts automatically. So, wait for a while. If the lamp still continues flashing even after the recharging, the battery or AC adaptor may be faulty. If so, please contact a dealer. ≥If you use the AC adaptor near a radio, radio reception may be disturbed. Keep the AC adaptor 3 feet (1 m) or more away from radio. ≥When using the AC adaptor, it may generate whirring sounds. However, this is normal. ≥After use, be sure to pull out the AC mains lead from the AC mains socket. (If they are left connected, a minute amount of current is consumed.) ≥Always keep the electrodes of the AC adaptor and battery clean. 75 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 76 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others ª About the cassette Never place the cassette in a high temperature place. ≥The tape may be damaged, producing mosaic-like noise at the time of playback. When storing the cassette after use, be sure to rewind the tape to the beginning and take it out. ≥If the cassette is left for more than 6 months (depending on the storage condition) in the Camcorder or stopped midway, the tape may sag and be damaged. ≥Once every 6 months, wind the tape to the end and then rewind it to the beginning. If the cassette is left for 1 year or longer without winding or rewinding, the tape may be deformed by expansion or shrinkage attributable to temperature and humidity. The wound tape may stick to itself. ≥Dust, direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays), and humidity may damage the tape. Such usage may cause damage to the Camcorder and the heads. ≥After use, be sure to rewind the tape to the beginning, put the cassette in the case to protect it from dust, and store it upright. Keep the cassette away from strong magnetism. ≥Objects using magnets such as magnetic necklaces and toys having a magnetic force that is stronger than expected, may erase the contents of a recording or may increase noise. ª About the card When inserting or removing the card, always set the [OFF/ON] switch to [OFF]. When the access lamp is illuminated (During access to the card), do not open the card slot cover to pull out the card, turn off the power, or cause any vibrations or impact. Do not leave the card in places where there is high temperature or direct sunlight, or where electromagnetic waves or static electricity are easily generated. Moreover, do not fold or drop the card. ≥The card may break or the contents of the card may be destroyed or erased. After use, be sure to remove the card from the Camcorder for storage. ≥After use, or when storing or carrying the card, put it in the storage case. ≥Do not allow dust, water, or foreign substances to adhere to the terminals on the back of the card. Moreover, do not touch the terminals with your hand. ≥Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. ª Folder structure of the card The folder structure of the card formatted by the Camcorder will be displayed on the PC as the illustration below. 256 ≥Up to 999 pictures can be recorded on 100CDPFP folder etc. ≥Files with the DPOF settings can be recorded on MISC folder. 76 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 77 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others ª LCD monitor/Viewfinder LCD monitor ≥When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a dry soft cloth. ≥In a place with drastic temperature changes, condensation may form on the LCD monitor. Wipe it with soft dry cloth. ≥If your Camcorder is extremely cold, the LCD monitor is slightly darker than usual immediately after you turn the power on. However, as the internal temperature increases, it goes back to normal brightness. Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen featuring a total of approximately 113,000 pixels. The result is more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture. Explanation of terms ª Automatic white balance White balance adjustment recognizes the color of light and adjusts so the white color will become a pure white. The Camcorder determines the hue of light that comes through the lens and white balance sensor, thereby judging the recording condition, and selects the closest hue setting. This is called automatic white balance adjustment. However, since the Camcorder only stores white color information under several light sources, automatic white balance adjustment does not function normally under the other light sources. 2) 10 000K 9 000K 8 000K 7 000K 3) 4) 6 000K 5) 5 000K 6) 1) 4 000K Viewfinder ≥To remove dust from inside the viewfinder, dismount the viewfinder first. When the dust is difficult to remove, get rid of it with a cotton swab dampened with water. Then wipe the viewfinder with a dry cotton swab. ≥To clean the inside of the viewfinder, keep pressing 1 and hold the eyecup 2 and pull it out. 2 1 Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the viewfinder screen featuring a total of approximately 113,000 pixels. The result is more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture. ª Periodical check-ups ≥To maintain the highest image quality, we recommend replacing worn parts such as heads after approx. 1000 hours of use. (This, however, depends on operating conditions including temperature, humidity and dust.) 7) 3 000K 8) 2 000K 9) 10) 1 000K Outside of the effective range of automatic white balance adjustment, the image will become reddish or bluish. Even within the effective range of automatic white balance adjustment, the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly if there is more than one light source. For light outside the functional auto white balance adjustment range, use the manual white balance adjustment mode. 1) The effective range of automatic white balance adjustment on this Camcorder 2) Blue sky 3) Cloudy sky (rain) 4) TV screen 5) Sunlight 6) White fluorescent lamp 7) Halogen light bulb 8) Incandescent light bulb 9) Sunrise or sunset 10) Candlelight 77 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 78 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others ª White balance The image recorded by the Camcorder may become bluish or reddish under the influence of light sources. To avoid such phenomena, adjust the white balance. White balance adjustment determines the white color under different light sources. By recognizing which is the white color under sunlight and which is the white color under a fluorescent lamp, the Camcorder can adjust the balance among the other colors. Since white color is the reference of all colors (light), the Camcorder can record pictures in a natural hue if it can recognize the reference white color. ª Auto focus Auto focus automatically moves the focusing lens forward and backward inside the Camcorder to bring the subject into focus. Auto focus has the following characteristics. ≥Adjusts so that the vertical lines of a subject are seen more clearly. ≥Attempts to bring an object with higher contrast into focus. ≥Focuses on the screen center only. Due to these characteristics, auto focus does not work correctly in the following situations. Record pictures in the manual focus mode. Recording a subject with one end located closer to the Camcorder and the other end farther away from it ≥As auto focus adjusts at the center of an image, it may be impossible to focus on a subject that is located in both the foreground and background. Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty glass ≥The subject behind the glass will not be focused because the focus is on the dirty glass. Recording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly reflective objects ≥The recording subject may become blurry because the Camcorder focuses on the objects with glossy surfaces or on highly reflective objects. Recording a subject in dark surroundings ≥The Camcorder cannot focus correctly because the light information that comes through the lens decreases considerably. Recording a fast-moving subject ≥As the focus lens-inside moves mechanically, it cannot keep up with a fast-moving subject. 78 LSQT0862 Recording a subject with little contrast ≥A subject with little contrast, such as a white wall, may become blurry because the Camcorder achieves focus based upon the vertical lines of an image. LSQT0862ENG.book 79 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Specifications Digital Video Camcorder Information for your safety Power source: DC 7.9/7.2 V Power consumption: Recording 6.0 W Recording format: Mini DV (Consumer-use digital video SD format) Tape used: 6.35 mm digital video tape Recording/playback time: SP: 80 min; LP: 120 min (with DVM80) Video Recording system: Digital component Television system: EIA Standard: 525 lines, 60 fields NTSC color signal Audio Recording system: PCM digital recording 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch), 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch) Image sensor: 1/6-inch 3CCD image sensor (Effective pixels: moving picture/640 Kk3, still picture/710 Kk3, Total: 800 Kk3) Lens: Auto iris, F1.6, Focal length; 2.85–28.5 mm, Macro (Full range AF) Filter diameter: 43 mm Zoom: 10:1 Power zoom Monitor: 2.5-inch LCD Viewfinder: Color electronic viewfinder Microphone: Stereo (with a zoom function) Speaker: 1 round speaker ‰ 20 mm Standard illumination: 1,400 lx Minimum required illumination: 1 lx (MagicPix Mode) Video output level: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm S-Video output level: Y Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm C Output: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohm Audio output level (Line): 316 mV, 600 ohm Video input level: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm S-Video input level: Y Input: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm C Input: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohm Audio input level (Line): 316 mV, 10 kohm or more Mic input: Mic sensitivity –50 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz) (Stereo mini jack) USB: Card reader/writer function, USB 2.0 compliant (Hi-Speed) No copyright protection support PictBridge-compliant Digital interface: DV input/output terminal (IEEE1394, 4-pin) Video flash: GN 5.5 Dimensions: Approx. 3.2 inch (W) k2.9 inch (H) k5.7 inch (D) Approx. 81 mm (W) k73 mm (H) k144 mm (D) Weight: Approx. 1.1 lbs (500 g) (without battery, DV cassette and lens cap) Operating temperature: 32oF–104oF (0oC–40oC) Operating humidity: 10%–80% Card memory functions Recording media: SD Memory Card (32 MB/64 MB/128 MB/256 MB/ 512 MB/1 GB) Still picture recording file format: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding Still picture size: Mega pixel recording: 2048k1512 1600k1200 1280k960 VGA recording: 640k480 WEB camera compression: Motion JPEG Image size: 320k240 pixels (QVGA) Frame rate: Approx. 6 fps AC adaptor Information for your safety Power source: AC 110–240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption: 19 W DC output: DC 7.9 V, 1.4 A (Camcorder operation) DC 8.4 V, 0.65 A (Battery charging) Dimensions: 2.40 inch (W) k1.26 inch (H) k3.58 inch (D) 61 mm (W) k32 mm (H) k91 mm (D) Weight: Approx. 0.24 lbs. (110 g) Weight and dimensions are approximate values. Specifications may change without prior notice. 79 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 80 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Maximum number of still pictures recordable on an SD Memory Card (optional) PICTURE SIZE     PICTURE QUALITY 32 MB 220 440 47 76 30 47 18 29 64 MB 440 880 98 158 63 98 39 62 128 MB 880 1760 187 302 121 187 75 119 256 MB 1760 3520 390 628 252 390 158 248 512 MB 3520 7040 774 1246 502 774 314 493 1 GB 7040 14080 1550 2495 1006 1550 629 989 ≥The numbers shown in the table are approximations. ≥These figures vary depending on the subject being photographed. 80 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 81 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Camcorder Accessory System Accessory# Figure Description PV-DAC14 AC adaptor with AC Cable and DC Cables *CGR-DU06A/1B 640 mAh/Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack *CGA-DU12A/1B 1150 mAh/Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack *CGA-DU21A/1B 2040 mAh/Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack PV-DDC9 (For USA) PV-DDC9-K (For Canada) DV Interface Cable (i.LINK) (4-pin to 4-pin) RP-SDH01GU1A RP-SDH512U1A RP-SDH256U1A/W RP-SD128BU1A/W RP-SD064BPPA/W RP-SD032BPPA 1 GB SD Memory Card 512 MB SD Memory Card 256 MB SD Memory Card 128 MB SD Memory Card 64 MB SD Memory Card 32 MB SD Memory Card BN-SDCAPE/1B (For USA) BN-SDCAPU/1B (For Canada) USB Reader/Writer for SD Memory Card (compatible with MultiMediaCard) BN-SDABPE/1B (For USA) BN-SDABPU/1B (For Canada) SD PCMCIA Adaptor (compatible with MultiMediaCard) N2QCBD000030 Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic VW-LDC10 Video DC Light (10 W) (CGA-DU07 is necessary to activate it.) VW-LDH3 Video DC Light (3 W) VW-VMH3 Stereo Zoom Microphone PV-HB002 (USA only) Carrying Case *Please refer to page -17-, concerning the battery charging time and available recording time. *NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your local dealer. 81 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 82 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Camcorder Accessory Order Form (For USA Customers) 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 of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS) VISA Credit Card # MasterCard Expiration Date Discover Customer Signature Make Check or Money Order Payable to: PANASONIC ACCESSORIES (Please do not send cash) 4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address) Ship To: Mr. Mrs. Ms. First Phone#: Last Day ( ) Night ( ) Street Address City State Zip TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR 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 In CANADA, please contact your local Panasonic dealer for more information on Accessories. 82 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 83 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Request for Service Notice (USA Only) Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice, in the unlikely event this product needs service. Request for Service Notice: •Please include your proof of purchase. (Failure to do 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 83 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 84 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Limited Warranty (For USA Customers) PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY, DIVISION OF PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 PANASONIC PUERTO RICO, INC. Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic/Quasar Video Products Limited Warranty Limited Warranty Coverage If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product. The decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor. Product Parts Labor Service Contact Number Camcorder One (1) Year (except CCD Image Sensor) CCD Image Sensor - 6 (Six) Months Ninety (90) Days Ninety (90) Days Carry-In or Mail-In 1-800-211-PANA(7262) DVD/VCR Deck, A/V Mixer One (1) Year Ninety (90) Days Carry-In or Mail-In 1-800-211-PANA(7262) TV/VCR, TV/DVD, One (1) Year (except CRT) TV/DVD/VCR CRT - Two (2) Years Combination Ninety (90) Days Ninety (90) Days Carry-In: 21” CRTand Smaller 1-800-211-PANA(7262) In-Home or Carry-In: 22” CRT and Larger One (1) Year (except CRT) CRT - Two (2) Years Ninety (90) Days Ninety (90) Days In-Home or Carry-In 1-888-843-9788 Ten (10) Days Not Applicable Carry-In or Mail-In 1-800-211-PANA(7262) Five (5) Days Not Applicable Carry-In or Mail-In 1-800-211-PANA(7262) Ninety (90) Days Not Applicable Carry-In or Mail-In 1-800-211-PANA(7262) TV/HDR Combination Rechargeable Batteries (in exchange for defective item) Tape (in exchange for defective item) Memory Cards (in exchange for defective item) During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in or mail-in your product or arrange for in-home service, as applicable, during the warranty period. If non-rechargeable batteries are included, they are not warranted. This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as is”. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service. Carry-In, Mail-in or In-Home Service For Carry-In, Mail-In or In-HomeService (as applicable) in the United States call toll free contact number listed above or visit Panasonic Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. (787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910. In-Home service, if applicable, requires clear, complete and easy access to the product by the authorized servicer and does not include removal or re-installation of an installed product. It is possible that certain in-home repairs will not be completed in-home, but will require that the product, or parts of the product, be removed for shop diagnosis and/or repair and then returned. Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage, nor does it cover markings or retained images on the picture tube resulting from viewing fixed images (including, among other things, letterbox pictures on standard 4:3 screen TV’s, or non-expanded standard 4:3 pictures on wide screen TV’s, or onscreen data in a stationary and fixed location). The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office, restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other than a Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANYBREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, cost of having someone remove or re-install an installed unit if applicable, or travel to and from the servicer, loss of media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.) ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY. 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 exclusions 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 warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor. PARTS AND SERVICE (INCLUDING COST OF AN IN-HOME SERVICE CALL, WHERE APPLICABLE) WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. 84 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 85 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Customer Services Directory Service in Canada: As per Sevicenter listed in Canadian warranty information on page -86-. Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Servicenter; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.panasonic.com/consumersupport or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-211-PANA (7262), Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.pasc.panasonic.com or, send your request by E-mail to: email@example.com You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday – Friday 9 am to 8 pm, EST.) Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 (We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks) For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-866-605-1277 Product Repairs Centralized Factory Servicenter 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 Factory Servicenter Customer’s in Puerto Rico, please ship or carry in to location below (“Service in Puerto Rico”). MAIL TO: Service in Puerto Rico Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Phone (787)750-4300, Fax (787)768-2910 As of November 2004 85 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 86 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Warranty (For Canadian Customers) Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 PANASONIC PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase. Camcorder Product – One (1) year, parts and labour LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS This warranty does not apply to products purchased outside Canada or to any product which has been improperly installed, subjected to usage for which the product was not designed, misused or abused, damaged during shipping, or which has been altered or repaired in any way that affects the reliability or detracts from the performance, nor does it cover any product which is used commercially. Dry cell batteries are also excluded from coverage under this warranty. This warranty is extended to the original end user purchaser only. A purchase receipt or other proof of date of original purchase is required before warranty service is performed. THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. In certain instances, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable. WARRANTY SERVICE For product operation and information assistance, please contact your Dealer or our Customer Care Centre at: Telephone #: (905) 624-5505 Fax #: (905) 238-2360 Web: www.panasonic.ca For product repairs, please contact one of the following: ≥Your Dealer who will inform you of an authorized Servicentre nearest you. ≥Our Customer Care Centre at (905) 624-5505 or www.panasonic.ca ≥A Panasonic Factory Servicentre listed below: Richmond, British Columbia Panasonic Canada Inc. 12111 Riverside Way Richmond, BC V6W 1K8 Tel: (604) 278-4211 Fax: (604) 278-5627 Calgary, Alberta Panasonic Canada Inc. 6835-8th St. N. E. Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 Tel: (403) 295-3955 Fax: (403) 274-5493 Mississauga, Ontario Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Dr. Mississauga, ON L4W 2T3 Tel: (905) 624-8447 Fax: (905) 238-2418 Lachine, Québec Panasonic Canada Inc. 3075, rue Louis A. Amos Lachine, QC H8T 1C4 Tel: (514) 633-8684 Fax: (514) 633-8020 IF YOU SHIP THE PRODUCT TO A SERVICENTRE Carefully pack and send prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. Include details of the defect claimed, and proof of date of original purchase. 86 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 87 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Index ª Numerics ªP 0 Lux MagicPix function .................................33 Photoshot ...................................................... 30 PictBridge ...................................................... 51 Portrait Mode ................................................. 37 ªA AC Adaptor ..............................................17, 75 Aperture .........................................................40 Audio Dubbing ...............................................49 ªQ Quick Start ..................................................... 32 ªB ªR Backlight Compensation ................................33 Black Balance ................................................39 Blank Search .................................................29 RapidFire Consecutive Photoshot ................. 37 Recording Check ........................................... 29 Recording Speed ........................................... 27 Red eye reduction function ............................ 35 Remaining Tape Time ................................... 66 Remote Control ............................................. 24 Repeat Playback ........................................... 41 Request for Service Notice (USA Only) ........ 83 ªC Camcorder Accessory Order Form ................82 Card Playback ...............................................43 Charging the Battery ......................................16 Cinema Function ............................................36 Condensation .................................................73 Customer Services Directory .........................85 ªD Date/Time Setting ..........................................23 Digital Dubbing ..............................................48 Digital Zoom ...................................................31 DPOF Setting .................................................45 Dubbing .........................................................46 ªE Erasure Prevention Slider ..............................18 ªF Fade ...............................................................34 Flash ..............................................................35 Formatting ......................................................45 Frame-by-frame playback ..............................42 ªI Image stabilizer function ................................36 ªL LCD Monitor .............................................15, 77 Limited Warranty (Canada) ............................86 Limited Warranty (USA) .................................84 Low Light Mode .............................................37 ªM Magic Wire Remote Control with Narration Mic ...............................................................26 MagicPix Function .........................................33 Manual Focus ................................................39 Mode Dial .......................................................20 MotionDV STUDIO ........................................56 ªS Scene mode .................................................. 37 SD Memory Card ........................................... 61 Self-Recording ............................................... 32 Self-timer Recording ...................................... 36 Shutter chance mark ..................................... 30 Shutter Speed ............................................... 40 Slow Motion Playback ................................... 42 Soft Skin Mode .............................................. 33 Sound Volume ............................................... 41 SP/LP Mode .................................................. 27 Sports Mode .................................................. 37 Spotlight Mode .............................................. 37 Surf & Snow Mode ........................................ 37 ªT Tele-Macro Function ..................................... 34 ªV Variable Speed Search ................................. 42 Video Head Clogging .................................... 74 Viewfinder ................................................ 16, 77 ªW Web Camera ................................................. 53 White Balance ............................................... 38 Wide Function ............................................... 36 Wind noise reduction function ....................... 34 ªZ Zoom ............................................................. 31 Zoom Microphone ......................................... 32 87 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 88 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others Spanish Quick Use Guide/ Guía española para el uso rápido ª Carga de la batería 1 Conecte el cable eléctrico de CA al adaptador de CA y a la toma de la red de CA. 2 Meta la batería en el respectivo soporte alineando la marca, luego encájela. 3 Apriete la marca [PUSH] 1 a fin de cerrar el compartimiento del cassette. 1 PUSH 4 Sólo cierre la tapa del cassette después de que el respectivo compartimiento esté cabalmente alojado. ª Insertar/quitar una tarjeta 1 Abra el monitor LCD, luego abra la tapa de la ranura de la tarjeta. ª Montaje de la batería Empuje la batería contra el porta batería y hágala deslizar hasta que dispare. 2 Inserte/quite la tarjeta en/de la ranura. 1 ª Insertar/quitar un cassette 1 Haga deslizar la palanca [OPEN/EJECT] y abra la tapa del cassette. OPEN/ EJECT 2 Una vez que el compartimiento del cassette esté abierto, inserte/quite el cassette. ≥Cuando inserta una tarjeta, con su lado etiquetado vuelto 1 hacia Ud., la apriete derecha de un solo golpe hasta que tope. ≥Cuando quita la tarjeta, abra la tapa de la respectiva ranura, apriete en el medio de la tarjeta y tírela fuera derecha. 3 Cierre firmemente la tapa de la ranura de la tarjeta. ª Cómo activar la alimentación 1 Mientras que oprime el botón 1, ponga el interruptor [OFF/ON] en [ON]. 1 88 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 89 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Others ª Cómo apagar la alimentación 1 Mientras que oprime el botón 1, ponga el ª Reproducción de la cinta ≥Ajuste al modo de reproducción de cinta. interruptor [OFF/ON] en [OFF]. PC 1 1 Actúe en la palanca de mando. ª Grabación en una cinta ≥Ajuste al modo de grabación de cinta. PC 1 Oprima el botón de inicio/parada de la grabación para empezar a grabar. 1/;: Reproducción/Pausa 6: Rebobinado/Localización regresiva (Vuelve para reproducir con el icono 1/;). 5: Avance rápido/Localización progresiva (Vuelve para reproducir con el icono 1/;). ∫: Parada ª Reproducción de tarjeta ≥Ajuste al modo de reproducción de imagen. 2 Oprima de nuevo el botón de inicio/parada de la grabación para detener brevemente la grabación. PC ; 1 Actúe en la palanca de mando. ª Grabación de imágenes fijas en una tarjeta (Photoshot) ≥Ajuste al modo de grabación de tarjeta. PC E: D: 1/∫: Reproducción de la imagen anterior. Reproducción de la siguiente imagen. Diapositiva (Reproduce por orden las imágenes fijas en la tarjeta), inicio/parada 1 Oprima el botón [PHOTO SHOT]. PHOTO SHOT 89 LSQT0862 LSQT0862ENG.book 90 ページ ２００４年１２月２１日 火曜日 午後５時９分 Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3 P LSQT0862 A S1204Nm0 © 2004 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.