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DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA

GR-DVX10GR-DVX9

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(in English only):

http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/index-e.html

INSTRUCTIONS

 

ENGLISH

CONTENTS

 

 

AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION

5

GETTING STARTED

6 – 15

RECORDING

16 – 39

Basic Recording For Video ........................

 

16

Basic Recording For Digital Still Camera (D.S.C.) ..

19

Basic Recording For Video And D.S.C.

..........

20

Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. ......

22

PLAYBACK

40 – 55

Basic Playback For Video .........................

 

40

Advanced Features For Video ...................

 

41

Basic Playback For D.S.C. ........................

 

45

Advanced Features For D.S.C. ...................

 

48

CONNECTIONS

56 – 59

Basic Connections ..................................

 

56

Advanced Connections ............................

 

58

DUBBING

60 – 65

Dubbing To A VCR .................................

 

60

Dubbing From A VCR ..............................

 

61

Dubbing To A Video Unit

 

 

Equipped With A DV Connector ................

 

62

Dubbing From A Video Unit

 

 

Equipped With A DV Connector ................

 

63

Dubbing Images Stored In A

 

 

MultiMediaCard To A Tape .....................

 

64

Dubbing Images Recorded

 

 

On A Tape To A MultiMediaCard ..............

 

65

USING THE REMOTE

 

 

CONTROL UNIT

66 – 77

Slow-MotionPlayback,Frame-By-Frame

 

Playback and Playback Zoom ..................

 

68

Playback Special Effects ..........................

 

69

Random Assemble Editing ........................

 

70

For More Accurate Editing ........................

 

74

Audio Dubbing ......................................

 

76

Audio Dubbing Using Digital Sound Effects ....

77

USER MAINTENANCE

 

78

TROUBLESHOOTING

79 – 84

INDEX

85 – 92

Docking Station ....................................

 

85

Controls, Connectors And Indicators ............

 

86

Indications ..........................................

 

88

CAUTIONS

93 – 95

TERMS

96 – 97

SPECIFICATIONS

98 – 99

LYT0629-001BEN

2EN

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product.

Using This Instruction Manual

All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover page.

Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.

Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.

It is recommended that you . . .

..... refer to the Index ( pgs. 85 – 92) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.

..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They contain extremely important information regarding the safe use of this product.

You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 93 through 95 before use.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)

Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.

BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover.

If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.

If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then follow the instructions given below:

DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal coded E or Green.

The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

Blue to N (Neutral) or Black

Brown to L (Live) or Red

If these colours do not correspond with the terminal identifications of your plug, connect as follows: Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black.

Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red. If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.

WARNING:

TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTIONS:

To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.

When you are not using the AC Power Adapter/ Charger for a long period of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.

NOTES:

The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main unit.

The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC Power Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.

The rating plate (serial number plate) of the Docking Station is on its bottom.

This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-typecolour television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor/ viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. Use theBN-V507U/V514Ubattery packs and, to recharge them, the providedmulti-voltageAC Power Adapter/Charger. (An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)

When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear).

Do not block the ventilation holes.

(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.)

No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.

When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.

The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.

Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water.

Also do not place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.

(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)

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Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a risk of fire or electric shock.

CAUTION!

The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.

When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and use the provided shoulder strap. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction. Take care not to get your finger caught in the cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate the camcorder, as they are particularly susceptible to this type of injury.

Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious damage to the camcorder.

CAUTION!

Attaching the camcorder to the Docking Station with cables (Audio/Video, S-Video,Editing, DC, etc.) connected, then leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.

This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette and MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked “” and memory cards marked “” can be used with this unit.

Before recording an important scene . . .

 

..... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark

.

..... make sure you only use memory cards with the mark

.

..... remember that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats.

..... remember that this camcorder is intended for private consumer use only. Any commercial use without proper permission is prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain permission beforehand.)

SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT

This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.

DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.

DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.

DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.

DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.

DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.

DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and make sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm or handicapped people.

DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.

DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.

DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.

DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.

DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.

ABOVE ALL

NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case — this could result in a fatal electrical shock;

NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than sorry!

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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES

Docking Station CU-V502E

Remote Control Unit RM-V716U

Core Filter x 2

(for optional S-Videocable and Audio/Video (RCA plug

– RCA plug) cable)

•Cable Adapter

AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V51EGorAA-V51EK

•DC Cord

MultiMediaCard (8 MB) (Already inserted in the camcorder)

• Cleaning Cloth

Battery Pack BN-V507U

AAA (R03) Battery x 2 (for remote control unit)

CD-ROM

The CD ROM contains the following 11 software programmes:

MultiMediaNavigator

JLIP Video Capture

JLIP Video Producer

Picture Navigator (for Windows®)

Picture Navigator (for Macintosh®)

CardNavigator

Video Player

JVC Video Decoder

Mr. Photo Gold

Mr. Photo

PhotoAlbum

ProImage Plus

• JLIP Cable (Both plugs have 3 rings around the pin.)

•Audio/Video Cable

•Editing Cable

 

(ø3.5 mini-plugto

(One plug has 3 rings

 

RCA plug)

around the pin, and

 

 

the other has 1 ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

around the pin.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• PC Connection Cable

EN5

How To Attach Core Filters

Attach the provided Core Filters to an optional S-Videocable or Audio/Video (RCA plug – RCA plug) cable. Core Filters reduce interference.

1

2

3 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stopper

Wind once

 

Release the

Run the cable through the Core Filter, leaving approx.

stoppers on both

3 cm of cable between the cable plug and the Core

ends of the Core

Filter. Wind the cable around the outside of the Core

Filter.

Filter as shown in the illustration.

 

•Wind the cable so that it is not slack.

 

NOTE:

 

Take care not to damage the cable.

3

Close the Core Filter until it clicks shut.

When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder.

AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION

Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO. MODE” is set to “ON” (factory-preset).

Available when the POWER Switch is set to “” and cassette is in the camcorder.

Performing any operation during the demonstration stops the demonstration temporarily. If no operation is performed for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume

“DEMO. MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is turned off.

To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Operation Switch to “” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then press theMENU wheel twice while the demo is in progress. This takes you directly to the demo mode’s Setting Menu (so you will not have to go through the Menu Screen). Rotate theMENU wheel to select “OFF” and press it. The normal screen appears.

MENU Wheel

CAMERA MENU

1RETURN

REC MODE

SOUND MODE

ZOOM

SNAP MODE

GA I N UP

BEEP / TAL LY I D NUMBER

DEMO. MODE ON OF F

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GETTING STARTED

CHARGE

Battery pack

 

 

indicator

 

 

BN-V507Uor

 

 

POWER

BN-V514U

To

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC outlet

 

indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC Power

 

Adapter/Charger

DC OUT connector

Battery pack

Charging time

BN-V507U

approx. 1 hr. 30 min.

BN-V514U(optional)

approx. 3 hrs.

NOTES:

Power

This camcorder’s 2-waypower supply system lets you choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use provided power supply units with other equipment.

CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

1 Make sure you unplug the camcorder’s DC cord from the AC Power Adapter/Charger. Plug the AC Adapter/ Charger’s power cord into an AC outlet. The POWER indicator lights.

Attach the battery pack with the

mark aligned

2 with the corresponding marks on the AC Power Adapter/Charger. The CHARGE Indicator begins blinking to indicate charging has started.

3 When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays lit, charging is finished. Pull the battery out. Remember to unplug the AC Adapter/Charger’s power cord from the AC outlet.

Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°C and 35°C. 20°C to 25°C is the ideal temperature range for charging. If the environment is too cold, charging may be incomplete.

Charging times noted above are for a fully discharged battery pack.

Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack.

To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.

If you connect the camcorder’s DC cord to the adapter during battery charging, power is supplied to the camcorder and charging stops.

Since the AC Power Adapter/Charger processes electricity internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure to use it only in well-ventilatedareas.

When charging the battery pack for the first time or after a long storage period, the CHARGE indicator may not light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the AC Power Adapter/Charger, then try charging again.

If the battery operation time remains extremely short even after having been fully charged, the battery is worn out and needs to be replaced. Please purchase a new one.

Lithium-ionis vulnerable in colder temperatures.

About Batteries

DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries apart, or expose them to flame or excessive heat, as it may cause a fire or explosion.

WARNING! Do not allow the battery or its terminals to come in contact with metals, as this can result in a short circuit and possibly start a fire.

The Benefits Of Lithium-IonBatteries

Lithium-ionbattery packs are small but have a large power capacity. However, when one is exposed to cold temperatures (below 10°C), its usage time becomes shorter and it may cease to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, thenre-attachit to the camcorder. As long as the battery pack itself is not cold, it should not affect performance.

(If you’re using a heating pad, make sure the battery pack does not come in direct contact with it.)

1

2

BATT. RELEASE

 

Switch

ATTENTION:

Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off. Failure to do so can result in a camcorder malfunction.

INFORMATION:

VU-V856KITis a set composed of theBN-V856Ubattery pack andAA-V80EGorAA-V80EKAC Power Adapter/Charger. Read theVU-V856KIT’sinstruction manuals before using.

It is impossible to charge the BN-V856Ubattery pack using the provided AC Power Adapter/ Charger. Use the optionalAA-V80EGorAA-V80EKAC Power Adapter/Charger.

To AC outlet

Power cord

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USING THE BATTERY PACK

1 Insert the terminal end1 of the battery pack into the battery pack mount, then firmly push the end2 of the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it locks into place as shown in the illustration.

If the battery pack is attached in the wrong position, a malfunction may occur.

To Detach The Battery Pack . . .

.... while sliding down BATT. RELEASE, detach it.

Approximate recording time

Battery

LCD monitor on/

LCD monitor off/

pack

Viewfinder off

Viewfinder on

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

2

BN-V507U

45 min.

50 min.

55 min.

1 hr.

 

 

 

 

 

BN-V514U

1 hr.

1 hr.

1 hr.

2 hrs.

(optional)

35 min.

45 min.

55 min.

5 min.

 

 

 

 

 

BN-V856U

6 hrs.

7 hrs.

8 hrs.

8 hrs.

(optional)

40 min.

 

 

30 min.

 

 

 

 

 

1 When usingGR-DVX10

2 When usingGR-DVX9

NOTES:

Recording time is reduced significantly under the following conditions:

Zoom or Record-Standbymode is engaged repeatedly.

The LCD monitor is used repeatedly.

The playback mode is engaged repeatedly.

Before extended use, it is recommended that you prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the planned shooting time.

AC Power

Adapter/

Charger

To DC OUTterminal

DC cord

USING AC POWER

Use the AC Power Adapter/Charger (connect as shown in the illustration).

NOTES:

The provided AC Power Adapter/Charger features automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.

For other notes, pg. 6.

To battery pack mount

Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily operate the START/STOP Button and Power Zoom Lever. Refasten the Velcro strip.

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Power Zoom Lever

START/STOP Button

Lock Button

POWER Switch

MODE Dial

PAUSE

Dioptre Adjustment Control

GETTING STARTED (cont.)

Grip Adjustment

1 Separate the Velcro strip.

2 Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the grip.

3

Viewfinder Adjustment

1 Set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch and set theMODE Dial to any position.

2 Pull out the viewfinder fully.

3 Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.

Tripod Mounting

1 Align the screw on the tripod with the camera’s mounting socket. Then tighten the screw.

CAUTION:

When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend its legs fully to stabilise the camcorder. To prevent damage to the unit caused by falling over, do not use a smallsized tripod.

POWER Switch

POWER Lamp

Lock Button

Operation

Switch

MENU Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER / W I PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W I PE–SCROLL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W I PE–SHUTTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANDOM

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

OF F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER–WHI TE

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER–BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER–B .W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D I SPLAY MENU

 

 

 

DISPLAY MENU

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCREEN

 

 

 

 

 

DATE / T I ME

 

 

 

 

 

T I ME

CODE

 

 

 

 

 

CLOCK

 

1

. 1 . 0 0

 

 

 

 

ADJ .

 

 

1 2 : 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN9

Date/Time Settings

The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all times, but its display can be turned on or off during playback ( pg. 41).

1 Set the Operation Switch to “” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully. The POWER lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on.

2 Press theMENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears.

3

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “ ”. Press it and

“DISPLAY MENU” appears.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “CLOCK ADJ.”. Press it and “day” is highlighted.

Rotate the MENU wheel to input the day. Press it. Repeat to input the month, year, hour and minute. Rotate theMENU wheel to select “1RETURN”, and press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.

Built-inClock’s Rechargeable Lithium Battery

To store the date/time in memory, the clock’s rechargeable lithium battery is integrated in the camcorder. While the camcorder is connected to an AC outlet using the AC Power Adapter/Charger, or while the battery pack attached to the camcorder continues to supply power, the clock’s rechargeable lithium battery is always charged. However, if the camcorder is not used for approx. 3 months, the clock’s lithium battery will become discharged and the date/time stored in memory will be lost. When this occurs, first connect the camcorder to an AC outlet using the AC Power Adapter/Charger for over 24 hours to charge the clock’s rechargeable lithium battery. Then perform the date/time setting before using the camcorder.

Note that the camcorder can be used without setting the date/time.

NOTE:

Even if you select “CLOCK ADJ.”, if the parameter is not highlighted the camcorder’s internal clock continues to operate. Once you move the highlight bar to the first date/ time parameter (day), the clock stops. When you finish setting the minute and press the MENU wheel, the date and time begin operation from the date and time you just set.

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Cassette holder cover

Cassette holder

Make sure the window side is facing out.

PUSH HERE

OPEN/EJECT Switch

Erase protection tab*

* To Protect Valuable Recordings . . .

.... slide the erase protection tab on the back of the tape in the direction of “SAVE”. This prevents the tape from being recorded over. To record on this tape, slide the tab back to “REC” before loading it.

NOTES:

GETTING STARTED (cont.)

Loading/Unloading A Cassette

The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a cassette.

1 Slide down and holdOPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow then pull the cassette holder cover open until it locks. The cassette holder opens automatically.

•Do not touch internal components.

2 Insert or remove a tape and press “PUSH HERE” to close the cassette holder.

Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes automatically. Wait until it recedes completely before closing the cassette holder cover.

When the battery’s charge is low, you may not be able to close the cassette holder cover. Do not apply force. Replace the battery with a fully charged one before continuing.

3 Close the cassette holder cover firmly until it locks into place.

Approximate recording time

Tape

Recording mode

 

 

 

SP

LP

 

 

 

30 min.

30 min.

45 min.

 

 

 

60 min.

60 min.

90 min.

 

 

 

80 min.

80 min.

120 min.

 

 

 

It takes a few seconds for the cassette holder to open. Do not apply force.

If you wait a few seconds and the cassette holder does not open, close the cassette holder cover and try again. If the cassette holder still does not open, turn the camcorder off then on again.

If the tape does not load properly, open the cassette holder cover fully and remove the cassette. A few minutes later, insert it again.

When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm environment, wait a short time before opening the cassette holder cover.

Closing the cassette holder cover before the cassette holder comes out may cause damage to the camcorder.

Even when the camcorder is switched off, a cassette can be loaded or unloaded. After the cassette holder is closed with the camcorder switched off, however, it may not recede. It is recommended to turn the power on before loading or unloading.

When resuming recording, once you open the cassette holder cover a blank portion will be recorded on the tape or a previously recorded scene will be erased (recorded over) regardless of whether the cassette holder came out or not. See page 21 for information about recording from the middle of a tape.

POWER Switch

POWER Lamp

Lock Button

Operation

Switch

MENU Wheel

Display

 

 

 

 

 

CAMERA MENU

 

 

Menu Screen

 

 

 

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC MODE

SP

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND MODE

LP

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAP MODE

 

 

 

Sub Menu

 

 

 

 

GA I N UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEEP / TAL LY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I D NUMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMO . MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN11

Recording Mode Setting

Set the tape recording mode depending on your preference.

1 Set the Operation Switch to “” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully. The POWER lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on.

2 Press theMENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears.

3

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “ ” and press it.

“CAMERA MENU” appears.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “REC MODE” and press it. The Sub Menu appears. Select “SP” or “LP” by rotating theMENU wheel and press it. Rotate theMENU wheel to select “1RETURN”, and press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.

•Audio Dubbing ( pg. 76) is impossible on a tape recorded in the LP mode.

•“LP” (Long Play) is more economical, providing 1.5 times the recording time.

NOTES:

If the recording mode is switched during recording, the playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.

It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP mode on this camcorder be played back on this camcorder.

During playback of a tape recorded on another camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there may be momentary pauses in the sound.

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Card Cover

Clipped edge

Label

MultiMediaCard

GETTING STARTED (cont.)

Loading A MultiMediaCard

The provided MultiMediaCard is already inserted in the camcorder when you receive the camcorder.

1 Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.

2 Open the card cover.

3 Insert the MultiMediaCard clipped edge first.

•Do not touch the terminal on the reverse side of the label.

4 To close the card cover, push it until you hear a click.

NOTES:

Be sure to use only MultiMediaCards marked

”.

Some brands of MultiMediaCards are not compatible with this camcorder. Before purchasing a MultiMediaCard, consult its manufacturer or dealer.

To Unload A MultiMediaCard . . .

.... in step 3 push the MultiMediaCard, which then comes out of the camcorder automatically. Pull it out and close the card cover.

ATTENTION:

Do not insert/remove the MultiMediaCard while the camcorder is turned on, as this may cause the MultiMediaCard to be corrupted or cause the camcorder to become unable to recognize whether or not the card is installed.

MODE Dial

POWER Switch

POWER Lamp

Lock Button

IMAGE SIZE/RES. Button

Display

F I NE

XGA

Picture quality

Picture size

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Picture Quality/Size Mode Setting

Picture quality and size can be selected to best match your needs. Four different modes are available: XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) FINE, XGA STD, VGA (640 x 480 pixels) FINE and VGA STD, listed in order of quality.

Set the POWER Switch to “

” while pressing

1 down the Lock Button located on the switch and set

the MODE Dial to “

”, then open the LCD monitor

fully. The POWER lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on.

2 PressIMAGE SIZE/RES. until the desired mode appears.

Approximate Number of Storable Images

 

 

MultiMediaCard

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Quality/Size

4 MB

 

8 MB

8 MB

(optional)

 

(provided,

(optional)

Mode

 

 

 

with Sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects pre-

 

 

 

 

stored)

 

 

 

 

 

 

XGA FINE

12

 

21

24

 

 

 

 

 

XGA STD

36

 

64

75

 

 

 

 

 

VGA FINE

26

 

46

54

 

 

 

 

 

VGA STD

76

 

133

155

NOTES:

The number of storable images depends on the selected Picture Quality/Size mode as well as the composition of the subjects in the images.

When the MODE Dial is set to “DUAL ”, only the picture quality can be set.

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To turn on the camcorder, set the POWER Switch to any operation mode except “OFF” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.

POWER Switch

POWER Lamp

Lock Button

Operation

Switch

When the POWER Switch is set to “

MEMORY

”,

PLAY

the type of file (IMAGE, E-MAILCLIP or

 

SOUND) is displayed. When set to “

 

or “

”, there is no indication.

 

 

I MAGE

When the Operation Switch is set to “”,

“F. AUTO” appears. When set to “”, there is no indication.

F . AUTO

GETTING STARTED (cont.)

Operation Mode

Choose the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using the POWER Switch, Operation Switch andMODE Dial.

POWER Switch Position

:

Allows you to record on a tape or in the

MultiMediaCard.

OFF:

Allows you to switch off the camcorder.

:

Allows you to play back a recording on the tape or to transfer a still image recorded on the tape or in the MultiMediaCard to a computer.

MEMORY

:

PLAY

 

Allows you to display an image stored in the MultiMediaCard.

Operation Switch Position

(Manual):

Allows you to set various recording functions using the Menus. If you want more creative capabilities than Full Auto recording, try this mode.

(Full Auto):

Allows you to record using NO special effects or manual adjustments. Suitable for standard recording.

MODE Dial

 

 

 

MODE

 

 

IDEO

D

 

 

V

 

S

 

U

P

 

A

 

 

L

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

C

The following indications appear in the upper left corner, depending on the MODE Dial position.

DUAL

DUAL :

When set to “

DUAL

 

 

No display :

When set to “VIDEO

PS :

When set to “

XGA or VGA :

When set to “

MODE Dial

Position

DUAL

VIDEO

(Progressive

mode)

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Function

Allows you to record video on a tape and store still images in a

MultiMediaCard simultaneously ( pg. 24).

File size of still images: 640 x 480 pixels

Video quality is the same as in the VIDEO mode.

Allows you to record video and still images on a tape. Approx. 6 seconds of a still image is

inserted between video recordings ( pg. 18).

Zoom magnification over 10X is available ( pg. 20, 27).

Allows you to record moving images (successive jitter-free

still images) with superior quality on a tape ( pg. 22). The still images can also be processed on a PC or printed out.

Zoom magnification over 10X is available ( pg. 20, 27).

Playback of images recorded in this mode is not smooth.

Allows you to record still

images in a MultiMediaCard ( pg. 13, 19).

File size: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA), 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)

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RECORDING Basic Recording For Video

POWER Switch

POWER Lamp

Lock Button

MODE Dial

START/STOP Button

Display

2 5Tape remaining time indicator (Approximate)

min 90 min89 min3 min

(Now calculating)

0 min1 min2 min

(Blinking) (Blinking) (Blinking)

Tally lamp (lights while recording is in progress)

NOTE:

You should already have performed the procedures listed below. If not, do so before continuing.

Power ( pg. 6)

Grip Adjustment ( pg. 8)

Viewfinder Adjustment ( pg. 8)

Load A Cassette ( pg. 10)

Recording Mode Setting ( pg. 11)

1 Set theMODE Dial to “VIDEO” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.

Shooting while using the viewfinder: Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully.

•Be sure to pull out the viewfinder until you hear a click, otherwise it may be pushed back in during use.

Shooting while using the LCD monitor: Make sure the viewfinder is pushed back in. Open the LCD monitor fully.

•The POWER lamp lights and the camcorder enters the Record-Standbymode. “PAUSE” is displayed.

2 PressSTART/STOP. “” appears while recording is in progress.

To Stop Recording . . .

.... press START/STOP. The camcorderre-enterstheRecord-Standbymode.

To Adjust The Brightness Of The Display

BR I GHT

 

.... rotate the MENU wheel until the bright level indicator

 

on the display moves and the appropriate brightness is

 

 

 

MENU Wheel

reached.

 

•It is also possible to adjust the brightness of the viewfinder.

 

 

180°

90°

 

 

 

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NOTES:

When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this happens, use the viewfinder instead.

The image will not appear simultaneously in the LCD monitor and the viewfinder.

The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power supply is attached.

There may be a delay after you open the cassette holder cover until the cassette holder opens. Do not use force.

Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes automatically. Wait until it recedes completely before closing the cassette holder cover.

The time required to calculate and display the remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary according to the type of tape used.

“TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and the power goes off automatically if left in this condition for 5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette at its end is loaded.

If the Record-Standbymode continues for 5 minutes, the camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To turn the camcorder on again, push back and pull out the viewfinder again or close andre-openthe LCD monitor.

When a blank portion is left between recorded scenes on the tape, the time code is interrupted and errors may occur when editing the tape. To avoid this, refer to “Recording from the middle of a tape” ( pg. 21).

During recording, sound is not heard from the speaker. To hear the sound, connect optional headphones to the headphone connector. The sound volume is at the level it was adjusted to during playback ( pg. 40).

To turn the tally lamp off during recording, pg. 26, 27.

To remove the indications from the camcorder’s display during recording, pg. 26, 29.

Self-Recording

JOURNALISTIC SHOOTING

In some situations, different shooting angles may provide more dramatic results. Hold the camcorder in the desired position and tilt the LCD monitor in the most convenient direction. It can rotate 270° (90° downward, 180° upward).

SELF-RECORDING

You can shoot yourself while viewing your own image in the LCD monitor. Open the LCD monitor and tilt it upward 180° so that it faces forward, then point the lens toward yourself and start recording.

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RECORDING Basic Recording For Video (cont.)

MENU Wheel

MODE Dial

Snapshot (For Video Recording)

This feature lets you record still images that look like POWER Switch photographs onto a tape.

SNAPSHOT MODE SELECTION

Lock Button

Operation Switch

SNAPSHOT Button

Display

 

 

 

CAMERA MENU

 

 

Menu Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAP MODE

FUL L

 

 

 

 

GA I N UP

P I N–UP

 

 

 

 

BEEP / TAL LY

 

 

 

 

 

 

I D NUMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMO. MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL Snapshot mode with no frame*

1 Set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch and theMODE Dial to “VIDEO” or “”, then set the Operation Switch to “”. Pull out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor fully.

2 Press theMENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears.

3 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “”. Press it and “CAMERA MENU” appears.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “SNAP MODE”, then press it.

5 Rotate theMENU wheel to select the desired Snapshot mode, then press it.

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “1RETURN” and press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.

SNAPSHOT RECORDING

1 Press SNAPSHOT.

If you press during Record-Standby . . .

.... “PHOTO” appears and a still image will be recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the camcorder re-enterstheRecord-Standbymode.

If you press during Recording . . .

.... “PHOTO” appears and a still image will be recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the normal recording resumes.

•To use the flash, pg. 30.

Motor Drive Mode

PIN-UPPin-Upmode

Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed provides an effect similar to serial photography. (Interval between still images: approx. 1 second)

NOTES:

To remove the shutter sound, “BEEP/TALLY” on pg. 27.

If Snapshot recording is not possible, “PHOTO” blinks when SNAPSHOT is pressed.

If Programme AE with special effects ( pg. 36) is engaged, certain modes of Programme AE with special effects are disabled during Snapshot recording. In such a case, the icon blinks.

If SNAPSHOT is pressed when “DIS” is set to “ON” ( pg. 28), the Stabiliser will be disabled.

To dub images recorded on a tape to a MultiMediaCard,pg. 65.

*There is the sound effect of a shutter closing. To reduce theRed-Eyeeffect in the subject’s eyes when the

When the MODE Dial is set to “”, snapshot recording will be performed with higher quality ( pg. 22).

flash fires, pg. 30.

During playback as well, all snapshot modes are available

when “

 

 

 

COPY” is set to “OFF” in the Menu

Screen ( pg. 41).

When a headphone set is connected to the headphone connector, the shutter sound is not heard from the speaker, however it is recorded onto the tape.

RECORDING

MENU Wheel

MODE Dial

Basic Recording For Digital Still Camera (D.S.C.)

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Basic Shooting (Snapshot)

 

 

You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still Camera for

POWER Switch

taking snapshots.

 

NOTE:

Lock Button

SNAPSHOT Button

Total number of shots

Displays the approximate total number of shots that can be stored, including those already taken. The number increases or decreases depending on the shots stored, the Picture Quality/Size mode, MODE Dial setting, etc.

 

 

F I NE

 

Display

 

 

 

XGA

 

 

 

1 0 / 2 4

 

 

Number of shots taken

Displays the number of images that have already been shot.

Card icon

Appears during shooting and blinks when a MultiMediaCard is not loaded.

Shooting icon

Appears and blinks during shooting.

Picture Quality/Size mode

Displays the Picture Quality/Size mode of the stored image. There are 4 modes available:

XGA FINE, XGA STD, VGA FINE, VGA STD (in order of quality) ( pg. 13).

FULL Snapshot mode with no frame

There is the sound effect of a shutter closing.

You should already have performed the procedures listed below. If not, do so before continuing.

Power ( pg. 6)

Grip Adjustment ( pg. 8)

Viewfinder Adjustment ( pg. 8)

Loading A MultiMediaCard ( pg. 12)

Picture Quality/Size Mode Setting ( pg. 13)

1 Set theMODE Dial to “”and thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.

2 PressSNAPSHOT halfway. The screen becomes a still image, which is captured into the camcorder’s memory. However, it is not rcorded untilSNAPSHOT is pressed fully.

At this moment, if you release SNAPSHOT, snapshot recording will be cancelled.

3 PressSNAPSHOT fully.

The image is recorded in the MultiMediaCard.

Still images are recorded in the snapshot mode with no frame.

To use the flash, pg. 30.

To Delete Unwanted Still Images . . .

.... when unwanted still images are stored in the MultiMediaCard or its memory is full, refer to “Deleting Files” ( pg. 49) and delete unwanted still images.

To Remove The Shutter Sound . . .

.... when you do not want to hear the shutter sound, set BEEP/TALLY to “OFF” on the Menu Screen ( pg. 26, 27). The sound is no longer heard from the speaker.

NOTES:

Even if “DIS” is set to “ON” ( pg. 28), the Stabiliser will be disabled.

If Snapshot recording is not possible, “PHOTO” blinks when SNAPSHOT is pressed.

If Programme AE with special effects ( pg. 36) is engaged, certain modes of Programme AE with special effects are disabled during Snapshot recording. In such a case, the icon blinks.

If shooting is not performed for approx. 5 minutes when the POWER Switch is set to “” and power is supplied from the battery pack, the camcorder shuts off automatically to save power. To perform shooting again, close the LCD monitor andre-openit. When using the viewfinder, push back it in and pull it out again.

The Motor Drive mode ( pg. 18) is disabled when the MODE Dial is set to “”.

To reduce the Red-Eyeeffect in the subject’s eyes when the flash fires, pg. 30.

When a headphone set is connected to the headphone connector, the shutter sound is not heard from the speaker.

Still images taken are compliant to DCF (Design rules for Camera File systems). They do not have any compatibility with devices which are not compliant to DCF.

In the XGA mode, images shot using a 680,000-pixelProgressive Scan CCD (effective area: 630,000 pixels, 962 x 654 pixels) are converted and stored in the XGA mode file size (1024 x 768 pixels).

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RECORDING Basic Recording For Video And D.S.C.

Zoom in (T: Telephoto)

1 xW

T

 

 

 

 

1 0 xW

T

 

 

 

 

20xW

T

 

 

 

 

40xW

T

Zoom out (W: Wide angle)

Zoom display

1 0 x WT

Digital zoom zone

10X (optical) zoom zone

Approximate zoom ratio

POWER Switch

FEATURE: Zooming

PURPOSE:

To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous change in image magnification.

OPERATION:

Zoom In

Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.

Zoom Out

Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.

The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the quicker the zoom action.

NOTES:

Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In this case, set the zoom while in Record-Standby,

lock the focus by using the manual focus

( pg. 25), then zoom in or out in Record mode.

Zooming is possible to a maximum of 200X, or it

can be switched to 10X magnification using the optical zoom ( pg. 27).

Zoom magnification of over 10X is done through Digital image processing, and is therefore called Digital Zoom.

During Digital zoom, the quality of image may suffer.

Digital zoom cannot be used in the following cases:

When digital image processing, such as Picture Wipe/Dissolve ( pg. 34, 35) or Video Echo

( pg. 36), is activated.

When the MODE Dial is set to “DUAL or “”.

Macro shooting (as close as approx. 5 cm to the subject) is possible when the Power Zoom Lever is set all the way to “W”. Also see “TELE MACRO” in the Menu Screen on page 28.

Power Zoom Lever