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EN21

NOTE: Recording From The Middle Of A Tape

Time Code

During recording, a time code is recorded on the tape. This code is to confirm the location of the recorded scene on the tape during playback.

If recording starts from a blank portion, the time code begins counting from “00:00:00” (minute:second:frame). If recording starts from the end of a previously recorded scene, the time code continues from the last time code number.

To perform Random Assemble Editing ( pg. 70 – 75), time code is necessary. If during recording a blank portion is left partway through the tape, the time code is interrupted. When recording is resumed, the time code starts counting up again from “00:00:00”. This means the camcorder may record the same time codes as those existing in a previously recorded scene. To prevent this, perform “Recording From The Middle of A Tape” below in the following cases;

•When shooting again after playing back a recorded tape.

When power shuts off during shooting.

When a tape is removed and re-insertedduring shooting.

When shooting using a partially recorded tape.

When shooting on a blank portion located partway through the tape.

When shooting again after shooting a scene then opening/closing the cassette holder cover.

Display

 

 

 

 

Frames are not displayed

 

 

 

 

during recording.

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frames

 

 

 

 

 

(25 frames = 1 second)

TC 1 2 : 3 4 : 2 4

 

 

 

Recording From The Middle Of A Tape

1.Play back a tape or use Blank Search ( pg. 43) to find the spot at which you want to start recording, then engage the Still Playback mode ( pg. 40).

2.Set the POWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then start recording.

NOTES:

The time code cannot be reset.

During fast-forwardingand rewinding, the time code indication does not move smoothly.

The time code is displayed only when “TIME CODE” is set to “ON” ( pg. 29, 41).

When a blank portion is recorded on a tape

Time code

 

 

Time code

Time code

 

00:00:00

 

 

05:43:21

00:00:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape

 

Already recorded scene

 

Blank

 

 

Newly recorded scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shooting start point

Shooting stop point

Shooting start point

Proper recording

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time code

 

 

Time code

Time code

 

00:00:00

 

 

05:43:21

05:44:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape

 

Already recorded scene

 

New scene

 

Latest scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shooting start point

Shooting start point

Shooting start point

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

START/STOP Button

MODE Dial

POWER Switch

Lock Button

SNAPSHOT Button

Progressive Mode Recording

This mode lets you record moving images (successive jitter-freestill images) onto a tape. Images can then played backjitter-free,with superior quality.High-resolutionstill images can also be processed on a personal computer or can be printed out ( pg. 59).

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

2 To start Progressive Mode Recording, pressSTART/ STOP.

To End Progressive Mode Recording . . .

.... press START/STOP. The camcorder enters the RecordStandby mode.

NOTES:

When an image recorded using the Progressive Mode is played back, the image may not look natural.

When the MODE Dial is set to “”, Picture Wipe/ Dissolve ( pg. 34) and some Programme AE with special effects ( pg. 36) cannot be used.

If SNAPSHOT is pressed in the PS mode, a snapshot will

be recorded with higher quality than in VIDEO mode. ( pg. 18).

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Description of Progressive Scan CCD

Progressive Scan is a special image sensing method which, unlike conventional interlace scanning, is able to pick up all the lines of picture information in one Scan. Since the Progressive Scan CCD is capable of outputting 50 full Frames* per second — twice the amount of conventional systems — it is able to deliver a high quality picture even when its output signal is converted to a format that can be viewed on a TV screen.

* A PAL TV screen image is composed of 25 Frames per second. 1 Frame is made up of 2 Fields.

 

1 Frame

1. Regular shooting of moving images

Scan A

Scan B

Records 25 odd and 25 even image Fields, for a total of 50

 

 

per second. Since there is a time lag between an odd and

 

 

even Field, when they are combined to make 1 Frame the

 

 

part of the image that is moving appears as image jitter.

 

 

However, during normal playback, the moving picture

 

 

looks smooth and natural.

2. Progressive mode shooting of moving images (Progressive Mode Recording pg. 22)

Scan A is recorded, divided into an oddand even-numberField, and then Scan B is skipped. Scans C and D are handled in the same way as Scans A and B, as illustrated below, thereby recording 25 Frames per second.

Since each recorded oddand even-numberField originates from the same Scan there is no time lag between them, and so when they are combined into a Frame anda still image is displayed on a TV or PC monitor the picture does not look jittery. However, when moving images are played back, the picture can look unnatural.

Scan A

Scan B

Scan C

Scan D

 

 

Skip

 

 

Skip

Odd-number

Even-number

 

Odd-number

Even-number

 

Field

Field

 

Field

Field

25 Frames per second

 

 

 

 

 

24EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

POSU

RE

EX

T

FOCUS Button (3)

H

F

G

O

I

L

C

K

U

C

S

A

 

B

 

POWER Switch

Lock Button

Operation Switch

MODE Dial

SNAPSHOT Button

MENU Wheel

Video image

Released position

Half-pressed

position

Still image

Dual Shooting

Lets you record images on a tape and store still images in a MultiMediaCard simultaneously. In other words, it is possible to store still images in the MultiMediaCard without interrupting image recording on the tape.

Set the POWER Switch to “

” while pressing

1 down the Lock Button located on the switch and the

MODE Dial to “

DUAL

” . Pull out the viewfinder fully

 

 

 

or open the LCD monitor fully.

2 While recording to a tape, pressSNAPSHOT halfway. A still image is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen where the video image being recorded is displayed.

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

3 PressSNAPSHOT fully. The displayed still image is stored in the MultiMediaCard.

NOTES:

If SNAPSHOT is pressed in theRecord-Standbymode, only a still image is stored in the MultiMediaCard. Video recording does not take place.

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

The Stabiliser is less effective in the DUAL mode than in other modes.

The flash is disabled during video recording.

Still images are stored in the MultiMediaCard in VGA mode file size ( pg. 15).

When the MODE Dial is set to “DUAL”, all Fade/Wipe Effects and some Programme AE with special effects

cannot be used ( pg. 34 – 36).

Fully-pressed

position

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Focus detection zone

While focusing on a further

 

subject

 

FOCUS

While focusing on a nearer subject

FOCUS

FEATURE: Auto Focus

PURPOSE:

The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up(as close as approx. 5 cm to the subject) to infinity.

However, correct focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below (in these cases use manual focusing):

When two subjects overlap in the same scene.

When illumination is low.*

When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-colourwall, or a clear, blue sky.*

When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*

When the scene contains minute patterns or identical patterns that are regularly repeated.

When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light reflecting off the surface of a body of water.

When shooting a scene with a high-contrastbackground.

* The following low-contrastwarnings appear blinking:,,and

NOTES:

If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate focusing is not possible. Keep the lens clean, wiping with a piece of soft cloth if it gets dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe with a soft cloth or wait for it to dry naturally.

When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first ( pg. 20). If zoomed-inin the auto focus

mode, the camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the distance between the camcorder and the subject. This will not occur when “TELE MACRO” ( pg. 28) is activated.

FEATURE: Manual Focus

PURPOSE:

To obtain correct focus.

OPERATION:

1)If you are using the viewfinder, you should already have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments ( pg. 8).

2)Set the Operation Switch to “” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then pressFOCUS (3). The manual focus indicator appears.

3)To focus on a farther subject, rotate the MENU wheel towards “+”. “” appears and blinks. To focus on a nearer subject, rotate theMENU wheel towards”.” appears and blinks.

4)Press the MENU wheel. Focus adjustment is complete.

To reset to Auto Focus, press FOCUS (3) twice or set the Operation Switch to “”.

If FOCUS (3) is pressed once, the camcorder will enter the focus adjustment mode again.

NOTES:

Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you focus in on a subject in the wide-angleposition, sharply focused images cannot be obtained when zoomed up because thedepth-of-fieldis reduced at longer focal lengths.

When the focus level cannot be adjusted any further or closer, “” or “” will blink.

26EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

 

 

 

POWER Switch

 

 

 

Lock Button

 

 

 

Operation Switch

 

 

 

MENU Wheel

 

Display

 

 

FADER / W I PE

Menu Screen

 

W I PE–SCROLL

 

 

W I PE–SHUTTER

 

RANDOM

 

 

4

OF F

 

 

 

FADER–WHI TE

 

 

FADER–BLACK

 

 

FADER–B .W

 

CAMERA MENU

 

1RETURN

 

 

REC MODE

SP

 

SOUND MODE

LP

 

ZOOM

 

 

 

SNAP MODE

 

 

GA I N

UP

 

 

BEEP / TAL LY

 

 

I D NUMBER

 

 

DEMO.

MODE

 

 

MANUAL MENU

1RETURN

 

D I S

OF F

SEL F – T I MER

ON

5S

 

TELE MACRO

 

W I DE MODE

 

W I ND CUT

 

F LASH

 

F LASH ADJ .

 

Sub Menu

 

 

D I SPLAY MENU

 

 

 

 

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCREEN

 

 

 

 

 

DATE / T I ME

 

 

 

 

 

T I ME

CODE

1

 

 

 

CLOCK

 

1

.

. 0 0

 

 

ADJ .

 

 

1 2

: 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

END

Normal Screen

Using Menus For Detailed Adjustment

This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,on-screenmenu system that simplifies many of the more detailed camcorder settings ( pg. 27 – 29) .

1 Set the Operation Switch to “” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then 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 the desired function icon, and press it. The selected function menu appears.

Function menu setting depends on the function.

4 If you have selected “

 

 

”, “

 

 

 

” or “

 

 

” . . .

.... see pg. 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have selected “

 

”, “

 

” or “

 

” . . .

 

 

 

 

.... go to step 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Rotate theMENU wheel to select the desired function and press it. The Sub Menu appears.

Then, rotate the MENU wheel to select the parameter, and press it. Selection is complete.

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

•The icon represents “END”.

Menu Screen Explanations

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FADER/WIPE

Refer to “Fade/Wipe Effects” ( pg. 34, 35).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.AE/EFFECT

Refer to “Programme AE With Special Effects” ( pg. 36).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W.BALANCE

Refer to “White Balance Adjustment” and “Manual White Balance Operation”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( pg. 39).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC MODE

Allows you to set the recording mode (SP or LP) depending on your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preference ( pg. 11).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND

12 BIT

Enables video recording of stereo sound on four separate channels, and is

 

 

 

 

 

MODE

 

recommended for use when performing audio dubbing. (Equivalent to the 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

kHz mode of previous models)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 BIT

Enables video recording of stereo sound on two separate channels. (Equivalent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to the 48 kHz mode of previous models)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM

10X

When set to “10X” while using digital zoom, the zoom magnification will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reset to 10X since digital zoom will be disengaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40X

Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and magnifying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

images, zooming is possible from 10X (the optical zoom limit), to a maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

of 40X digital magnification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200X

Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and magnifying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

images, zooming is possible from 10X (the optical zoom limit), to a maximum

 

MENU

 

 

of 200X digital magnification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAP

FULL

Refer to “Snapshot (For Video Recording)” ( pg. 18).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODE

 

 

 

 

 

CAMERA

PIN-UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAIN UP

AGC

The overall appearance may be grainy, but the image is bright.

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness adjustment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO

The shutter speed is automatically adjusted (1/25 — 1/200 sec.). Shooting a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subject in low or poor lighting at 1/25 sec. shutter speed provides a brighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

image than in the AGC mode, but the subject’s movements are not smooth or

 

 

 

 

 

 

natural. The overall appearance may be grainy. When shooting a subject in

 

 

 

 

 

 

low lighting in this mode, “

” is displayed.

 

 

 

 

BEEP/

ON: MEL.

The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording. Instead of a beep, a

 

 

 

 

 

TALLY

 

melody sounds when any operation is performed. It also activates the shutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

sound effect ( pg. 18, 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON:BEEP

The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beep sounds when the power is turned on or off, and at the beginning and end

 

 

 

 

 

 

of recording. Also to activate the shutter sound effect ( pg. 18, 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

The tally lamp remains off at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though not heard while shooting, shutter sound is recorded on the tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID

This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a computer

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory setting is 06.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE:

The “ CAMERA MENU” settings are effective when the Operation Switch is set to both “” and “”.

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28EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

Menu Screen Explanations (cont.)

CAMERA MENU

MANUAL MENU

DEMO.

ON

Demonstrates certain functions such as Programme AE with special effects,

MODE

 

etc., and can be used to confirm how these functions operate. When “DEMO.

 

 

MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed, demonstration starts.

 

 

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.

 

 

NOTES:

 

 

● If a tape is in the camcorder, the demonstration cannot be turned on.

 

 

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

 

 

● If “DEMO. MODE” remains “ON”, some functions will not be available.

 

 

After viewing demo, set to “OFF”.

 

 

 

 

OFF

Automatic demonstration will not take place.

DIS

OFF

To compensate for unstable images caused by camera-shake,particularly at

 

 

high magnification.

NOTES:

Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand shake is excessive, or under the following conditions:

When shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal stripes.

ON

•When shooting dark or dim subjects.

When shooting subjects with excessive backlighting.

When shooting scenes with movement in various directions.

When shooting scenes with low-contrastbackgrounds.

Switch off this mode when recording with the camcorder on a tripod.

The “” indicator blinks or goes out if the Stabiliser cannot be used.

SELF-

Refer to “Self-Timer”( pg. 32).

 

 

 

TIMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

5S

OFF

Refer to “5-SecondRecording” ( pg. 33).

 

 

 

5S

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIM.

Allows you to record a few frames only. By using an inanimate object and

 

 

 

changing its position between shots, you can record the subject as though it is

 

 

moving ( pg. 33).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELE

OFF

Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus depends on the

 

MACRO

 

zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance more than 1m to the subject,

 

 

the lens is out of focus at the maximum telephoto setting. When set to “ON”,

 

ON

you can shoot a subject as large as possible at a distance of approx. 60 cm.

 

 

•Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIDE

OFF

Records with no change in the screen ratio. For playback on a TV with a

 

MODE

 

normal screen ratio.

 

 

 

 

CINEMA

Inserts black bands at the top and bottom of the screen. During playback on

 

 

wide-screenTVs, the black bands at the top and bottom of the screen are cut

 

 

and the screen ratio becomes 16:9.

appears. When using this mode, refer

 

 

to your wide-screenTV’s instruction manual. During playback/recording on

 

 

 

4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, black bands are inserted at the top and

 

 

 

bottom of the screen and the image appears like a letterboxed 16:9 movie.

 

 

 

•“CINEMA” mode is effective only when the MODE Dial is set to “VIDEO” or “

”.

 

 

 

 

 

SQUEEZE

For playback on TVs with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the image

 

 

to fit the screen without distortion.

 

appears. When using this mode, refer to

 

 

your wide-screenTV’s instruction

manual. During playback/recording on 4:3

 

 

 

TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, the image is elongated vertically.

 

 

 

 

•“SQUEEZE” mode is effective only when the MODE Dial is set to “VIDEO” or “

 

”.

 

 

 

 

 

PS-WIDE

SW ” appears. The zoom range is extended beyond the maximum optical

 

 

 

zoom wide angle range. This mode’s wide angle setting is equivalent to using

 

 

a 0.7X wide conversion lens. Zooming is possible from 0.7X to 10X. This

 

 

 

mode is suitable for shooting in a small room.

 

 

 

 

•“PS-WIDE”mode is effective only when theMODE Dial is set to “

”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MANUAL MENU

DISPLAY MENU

WIND

OFF

Disengages the function which cuts down on noise created by wind.

 

 

 

CUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

Helps cut down on noise created by wind. “ ” appears. The quality of the

 

 

 

 

 

sound will change. This is normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLASH

Refer to “Snapshot Flash” ( pg. 30).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLASH

Refer to “Flash Brightness Adjustment” ( pg. 31).

 

 

 

 

ADJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

LCD

Keeps the camcorder’s display (except the date, time and time code) from

 

SCREEN

 

appearing on the connected TV screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD/TV

Makes the camcorder’s display appear on screen when the camcorder is

 

 

 

connected to a TV.

 

 

 

 

 

SIMPLE

Keeps the indications (except the tape running indicator, warnings, date, time,

 

 

 

 

time code, etc.) from appearing in the camcorder. Also keeps the camcorder’s

 

 

 

display (except the date, time and time code) from appearing on the

 

 

 

 

 

connected TV screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE/

AUTO

Displays the date/time for approx. 5 seconds in the following cases:

 

 

 

TIME

 

•When the POWER Switch is set from “OFF” to “

” or “

”.

 

When playback starts. The camcorder displays the date/time when scenes are recorded.

When the date is changed during playback.

 

OFF

The date/time does not appear.

 

ON

The date/time is always displayed.

 

 

 

TIME

OFF

Time code is not displayed.

CODE

ON

Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV. Frame

 

 

 

numbers are not displayed during recording.

 

 

CLOCK

Allows you to set the current date and time ( pg. 9).

ADJ.

 

 

:Factory-preset

NOTES:

The “MANUAL MENU” settings are effective only when the Operation Switch is set to “”.

“DISPLAY MENU” functions which are set when thePOWER Switch is set to “

” are also applied

when the POWER Switch is set to “

” ( pg. 41). “CLOCK ADJ.” only appears when the POWER

Switch is set to “

”.

 

 

The “DISPLAY MENU” settings are effective even when the Operation Switch is set to “”.

The “ON SCREEN” setting can also be changed by pressing theDISPLAY Button on the remote control (provided) ( pg. 57, 60, 71).

30EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

MENU Wheel

POWER Switch

Lock Button

Operation Switch

SNAPSHOT Button

Display

 

 

 

 

MANUAL MENU

 

 

Menu Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D I S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEL F – T I MER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELE MACRO

AUTO

 

 

 

 

W I DE MODE

AUTO

 

 

 

 

W I ND CUT

ON

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH

 

OF F

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH ADJ .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

Snapshot Flash

The flash can be used when a snapshot is taken in RecordStandby ( pg. 18, 19).

In Full Auto mode, the flash automatically fires if it is dark (appears).

In Manual mode, you can select the “FLASH” setting as follows:

AUTO

: Fires automatically if it is dark (

appears).

AUTO

: Fires automatically if it is dark (

appears)

 

and reduces the Red-Eyeeffect in the subject’s

 

eyes.

 

ON

: Always fires.

 

OFF

: Will not fire.

 

Perform the procedure below.

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

2 Press theMENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears.

3

 

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “

 

”, and press it.

 

“MANUAL MENU” appears.

 

 

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “FLASH”, and press

4 it. The Sub Menu appears.

5

 

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “AUTO”, “AUTO

 

 

”, “ON” or “OFF”, and press it. Rotate the MENU

 

 

wheel to select “1RETURN”. Press it twice to close

 

 

the Menu Screen.

If “AUTO ” Is Selected . . .

.... the

Red-Eyereduction indicator lights. Press

 

SNAPSHOT. The flash fires twice. The first flash is for

 

reduction of the human eye’s red reflection and the

 

second flash is for the actual recording.

Do not fire the flash at a person at short range.

The flash does not fire when the flash is set to “OFF” in the Menu Screen, and also when the battery

remaining power is low. Moreover, the flash does not fire when it is set to “AUTO” in the Menu Screen with GAIN UP set to “OFF” ( pg. 27) and with Programme AE with special effects set to “TWILIGHT”

( pg. 36).

When taking several snapshots in succession (Motor Drive Mode), the flash fires only during the first one.

Although images shot with a flash tend to look whiter than they actually are, to compensate for this the camcorder automatically darkens the picture when using the flash. When shooting a subject at a distance where the flash light cannot reach (over approx. 2 m), push down the flash to prevent the picture from becoming too dark or becoming too tinted.

The colour tone changes depending on the background lighting conditions, such as under fluorescent or halogen lamps.

To change the brightness of the flash, “Flash Brightness Adjustment” ( pg. 31).

While charging the flash, blinks and the flash will not fire. Although noise may appear, this is not a malfunction and is not recorded. It can take up to 10 seconds to charge the flash.

Rotate the MENU wheel to select “FLASH ADJ.”, and press it. The parameter appears.
To intensify the flash, rotate the MENU wheel towards “+”. To weaken the flash, rotate it towards ”. Adjustment range: –3 to +3.

POWER Switch

Lock Button

Operation Switch

MENU Wheel

Display

 

 

 

MANUAL MENU

 

 

Menu Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

D I S

 

 

 

 

 

SEL F – T I MER

 

 

 

 

 

5S

 

 

 

 

 

TELE MACRO

 

 

 

 

W I DE MODE

 

 

 

 

W I ND CUT

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH ADJ .

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN31

Flash Brightness Adjustment

When a snapshot ( pg. 18, 19) is taken in the dark the camcorder fires the flash ( pg. 30) and adjusts the brightness automatically. You can also adjust the flash brightness manually. When you find that the snapshots you took look too bright or too dark, adjust it manually.

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

2 Press theMENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears.

3 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “”, and press it. “MANUAL MENU” appears.

4

5

6 Press theMENU wheel. Rotate it to select “1RETURN” and press it twice to close the Menu Screen.

NOTE:

When you change the subject you are shooting or the shooting location, set it back to ±0 as described in step 5 and take a snapshot to check the flash brightness. After doing this adjust to your desired brightness.

32EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

START/STOP Button

POWER Switch

Lock Button

Operation Switch

SNAPSHOT Button

MENU Wheel

Display

 

 

 

MANUAL MENU

 

 

Menu Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D I S

OF F

 

 

 

 

 

SEL F – T I MER

 

 

 

 

 

 

5S

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

TELE MACRO

 

 

 

 

 

W I DE MODE

 

 

 

 

 

W I ND CUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH

 

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH ADJ .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Timerindication

Self-Timer

Once the camcorder is set, the camcorder operator can become part of the scene in a more natural way, adding the final touch to a memorable picture.

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

•You can tilt the LCD monitor upward to 180° so that it faces forward and view yourself while selfrecording with the viewfinder pushed back.

2 Press theMENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears.

3 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “”, and press it.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select“SELF-TIMER”,and press it. The Sub Menu appears. Rotate theMENU wheel to select “ON”, and press it. Selection is complete. Rotate theMENU wheel to select “1RETURN”, and press it twice to close the Menu Screen.

5 To engage theSelf-Timerfor video recording, pressSTART/STOP. After 15 seconds, the beep sounds and video recording starts. To stopSelf-Timerrecording, pressSTART/STOP again. The camcorderre-entersRecord-Standbymode.

OR

Press SNAPSHOT. After 15 seconds, the beep sounds and snapshot recording starts. After that, the camcorderre-entersRecord-Standbymode.

6 To endSelf-Timerrecording, select “OFF” in step4 or set thePOWER Switch to “OFF” or set the Operation Switch to “”.

NOTE:

If “BEEP/TALLY” is set to “OFF” ( pg. 27), the beep does not sound and the tally lamp does not light.

Turns off (Self-Timer

4snapshot recording starts)

 

 

 

Stops blinking

 

Begins blinking

 

and stays on

 

4 Blinks quickly

4(Self-Timer

When START/STOP or SNAPSHOT

(Self-Timerstarts)

(Self-Timershooting

video record-

 

starts soon)

ing starts)

is pressed, the tally lamp changes

 

 

 

4

as shown:

 

 

 

After approx. 15 sec.

 

 

START/STOP Button

MODE Dial

POWER Switch

Lock Button

Operation Switch

SNAPSHOT Button

MENU Wheel

Display

 

 

 

MANUAL MENU

 

Menu Screen

 

1RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

D I S

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEL F – T I MER

OF F

 

 

 

5S

 

 

 

TELE MACRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

5S

 

 

W I DE MODE

 

AN I M.

 

 

W I ND CUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH

 

 

 

 

 

 

F LASH ADJ .

 

 

 

 

EN33

5-SecondRecording

Record a vacation or an important event in 5-secondclips to keep the action moving. This function is available only for video recording.

Set the POWER Switch to “

” while pressing

1 down the Lock Button located on the switch and set

the MODE Dial to “VIDEO”, “

” or “

DUAL

”, 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 “”, and press it. “MANUAL MENU” appears.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “5S”, and press it. The Sub Menu appears.

5 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “5S”, and press it. •“5S MODE” appears.

6 PressSTART/STOP. The tally lamp lights and beep sounds to indicate the start of recording, and after 5 seconds the camcorder entersRecord-Standbymode.

•Even if you press START/STOP again within 5 seconds after recording starts,Record-Standbymode is not engaged.

7 To exit the 5S mode, select “OFF” in step5.

To Take A Snapshot In The 5-SecondRecording Mode . . .

.... instead of pressing START/STOP in step6, select the desired Snapshot mode in the Menu Screen, then pressSNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a5-secondstill ( pg. 18). When “5S” is set to “ANIM.” ( pg. 28) this function is not available.

NOTE:

When “5S” is set to “ANIM.” in the Menu Screen the 5-secondrecording mode is not available. Animation recording of a few frames only is taken instead ( pg. 28).

34EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

Fade/Wipe Effects

These effects let you make pro-stylescene transitions. Use them to spice up the transition from one scene to the next. You can also vary transitions from scene to scene.

IMPORTANT:

Some Fade/Wipe Effects cannot be used with certain modes of Programme AE with special effects ( pg. 36). If an unusable Fade/Wipe Effect is selected, its indicator blinks or goes out.

START/STOP Button

MODE Dial

POWER Switch

Lock Button

Operation Switch

MENU Wheel

To Deactivate The Selected Effect . . .

.... select “OFF” in step 4.

NOTES:

You can extend the length of a Fade or Wipe by pressing and holding START/STOP.

If the power is turned off after a scene is finished recording, the stored point is erased, disabling the Picture Wipe/Dissolve combination. When this happens, the Picture Wipe/ Dissolve indicator blinks. Also note that power shuts off automatically if 5 minutes elapse in the Record-Standbymode.

Picture Wipe/Dissolve cannot be used when the MODE Dial is set to “”.

All Fade/Wipe Effects cannot be used when the MODE Dial is set to “DUAL ”.

The sound at the end of the last recorded scene is not stored.

FADE/WIPE SELECTION (

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

and

)

 

 

 

Fade or Wipe works when video recording is started or when you stop recording.

Set the POWER Switch to “

” while pressing

1 down the Lock Button located on the switch and the

MODE 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 “”, then press it.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select the desired function, then press it. Selection is complete.

•The FADER/WIPE Menu disappears and the effect is reserved. The indicator representing the selected effect appears.

5 PressSTART/STOP to activate theFade-in/outorWipe-in/out.

PICTURE WIPE OR DISSOLVE SELECTION ( ,,,,,and)

The Picture Wipe or Dissolve works when video recording is started.

1 Follow steps1 through4 above.

2 Engage theRecord-Standbymode.

If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during recording . . .

.... press START/STOP when one scene is finished. The point at which the scene ended is stored in memory.

If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during RecordStandby mode . . .

.... press START/STOP to start recording and press it again when one scene is finished. The point at which the scene ended is stored in memory.

If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during RecordStandby mode after performing a Picture Wipe/ Dissolve . . .

.... the point at which the scene ended is already stored in memory.

3 If you start recording a new scene within 5 minutes of the end of the previous recording (without having turned the camcorder’s power off), the previous scene wipes out, revealing the new scene.

EN35

Fader And Wipe Menu

 

 

 

 

Menu

 

 

 

Effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER — WHITE

Fade in or out with a white screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER — BLACK

Fade in or out with a black screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADER — B.W

Fade in to a colour screen from a black and white screen, or fade out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from colour to black and white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wipe in on a black screen from the upper right to the lower left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — CORNER

corner, or wipe out from lower left to upper right, leaving a black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — WINDOW

The scene starts in the centre of a black screen and wipes in toward

 

 

 

 

 

 

the corners, or comes in from the corners, gradually wiping out to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — SLIDE

Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out from left to right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — DOOR

Wipe in as the two halves of a black screen open to the left and right,

 

 

 

 

 

 

revealing the scene, or wipe out and the black screen reappears from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

left and right to cover the scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — SCROLL

The scene wipes in from the bottom to the top of a black screen, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wipes out from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — SHUTTER

Wipe in from the centre of a black screen toward the top and bottom,

 

 

 

 

 

 

or wipe out from the top and bottom toward the centre leaving a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

black screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE

The new scene gradually appears as the old one gradually disappears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — CORNER

The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the upper right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

corner to the lower left corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — WINDOW

The next scene gradually wipes in from the centre of the screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

toward the corners, covering the previous scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — SLIDE

The next scene gradually wipes in over the previous one from right to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — DOOR

The previous scene wipes out from the centre to the right and left, like

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a door being pushed open to reveal the next scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — SCROLL

The new scene wipes in over the last one from the bottom of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen to the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPE — SHUTTER

The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the centre toward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the top and bottom of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When this function is activated, the camcorder randomly selects the

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANDOM

effect used in scene transition (from

 

,

,

,

 

,

,

,

 

 

 

 

 

 

,

, and

 

). The Picture Wipe/Dissolve function is not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotate the MENU wheel to select the desired mode, then press it. Selection is complete.
•The P.AE/EFFECT Menu disappears and the selected mode is activated. The selected mode indicator appears.

36EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

IMPORTANT:

Some modes of Programme AE with special effects cannot be used with certain Fade/Wipe Effects ( pg. 35). If an unusable mode is selected, its indicator blinks or goes out.

MENU Wheel

 

 

 

MODE Dial

 

 

 

POWER Switch

 

 

 

Lock Button

 

 

 

Operation Switch

 

Display

 

P. AE / EF FECT

Menu Screen

1SLOW

1

 

2SLOW

2

 

 

V I DEO

ECHO

 

4

OF F

 

 

1/50

SHUT TER 1/50

 

1/100

SHUT TER 1/100

 

1/250

SHUT TER 1/250

 

Programme AE With Special Effects

Set the Operation Switch to “ ”, then set the

1 POWER Switch to “

” while pressing down the

Lock Button located on the switch. 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 “”, then press it.

4

To Deactivate The Selected Mode . . .

.... select “OFF” in step 4.

NOTE:

Programme AE with special effects can be changed during recording or during Record-Standby.

TWILIGHT

Makes evening scenes look more natural. White Balance ( pg. 39) is initially set to , but can be changed to your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m to infinity. From less than 10 m, adjust the focus manually. The flash does not fire in this mode.

SEPIA*1

Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like old photos. Combine this with the Cinema mode for a classic look.

MONOTONE*1

Like classic black and white films, your footage is shot in B/W. Used together with the Cinema mode, it enhances the “classic film” effect.

CLASSIC FILM*2

Gives recorded scenes a strobe effect.

STROBE*2

Your recording looks like a series of consecutive snapshots.

VIDEO ECHO*3

Adds a “ghost” to the subject, giving your recording a “fantasy” feeling. Zoom magnification of over 10X is not available.

SLOW (Slow Shutter)*4

Lights dark subjects or areas even brighter than they would be under good natural lighting. Use “SLOW” only in dark areas.

SLOW 1

Slow Shutter raises light sensitivity to allow shooting in dark environments.

SLOW 2

Slow Shutter raises light sensitivity further to allow shooting in even darker environments.

NOTES:

When using “SLOW”, the image takes on a strobe-likeeffect.

If the manual focus indicator blinks when “SLOW” is used, adjust focus manually and use a tripod.

SHUTTER (Variable Shutter Speed)

1/50 – The shutter speed is fixed at 1/50th of a second. Black bands that usually appear when shooting a TV screen become narrower.

1/100 – The shutter speed is fixed at 1/100th of a second. The flickering that occurs when shooting under a fluorescent light ormercury-vapourlamp is reduced.1/250 – This setting allowsfast-movingimages to be captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable slowmotion playback. The faster the shutter speed, the darker the picture becomes. Use the shutter function under good lighting conditions.

*1

Not available when the MODE Dial is set to “DUAL ”.

*2

Available only when the MODE Dial is set to “VIDEO” or “

*3

Available only when the MODE Dial is set to “VIDEO” or “

*4

Available only when the MODE Dial is set to “VIDEO”, “

”.

” (VGA STD/VGA FINE only).

” or “”.

INDEX Button

DIGITAL SOUND Button

Display

E X I T

S O U N D

 

100-DVC00001

 

0 0 1

0 0 2

0 0 3

 

 

 

Selected

 

 

 

 

 

 

(framed in green)

0 0 4

0 0 5

0 0 6

 

You can download sound data available at our Web Site (see below for URL) and transfer them from your PC to the MultiMediaCard to create more sound effects.

http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/download/d-sound/index.html

Use the PC card adapter CU-V50Uor floppy adapterCU-VFM40Uto transfer sound data from a PC to the MultiMediaCard.

Sound data should be copied into the MultiMediaCard’s DCSD¥100JVCGR folder.

The file names should be in numerical sequence starting from DVC00001.mp3. If you are using the provided MultiMediaCard, file names should be from DVC00013.mp3 since 12 sound effects are pre-storedas DVC00001.mp3 through DVC00012.mp3.

EN37

Digital Sound Effects

12 sound effects (EXPLOSION, SIREN, LAUGHTER, RACE CAR, DOOR BELL, BUZZER, FANFARE, APPLAUSE, CHEERS, BOING, SCREAM and JEERS) pre-storedin the provided MultiMediaCard can be dubbed onto a tape.

SOUND EFFECT MODE SELECTION

 

Load the provided MultiMediaCard ( pg. 12) and a

1 cassette ( pg. 10).

 

 

 

 

Set the POWER Switch to “

” while pressing

2 down the Lock Button located on the switch and set

 

the MODE Dial to “ ”, “VIDEO” or “

DUAL

”. Open

 

 

 

 

the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.

3 PressINDEX. The SOUND Index Screen appears.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select the desired sound effect.

Pressing DIGITAL SOUND starts playback of the currently selected sound effect so you can check it without recording it onto the tape. PressDIGITAL SOUND again to stop the sound effect playback.

5 Press theMENU wheel. The selection is complete.

SOUND EFFECT RECORDING

6 PressDIGITAL SOUND during recording. The selected sound effect indication with a “ ” mark appears blinking and the sound effect is recorded onto the tape.

The sound effect cannot be heard from the speaker during recording. Use a headphone set to hear the sound effect.

To cancel recording the sound effect midway . . .

.... press DIGITAL SOUND again. The camcorder stops recording the sound effect and the sound effect indication disappears.

NOTES:

Sound effects can also be used for Audio Dubbing ( pg. 77).

Sound effects created on a PC can be transferred to a MultiMediaCard by copying them into the MultiMediaCard’s sound folder with the specified file name. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the provided software.

38EN RECORDING Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.)

Exposure Control

Manual exposure adjustment is recommended in the following situations:

When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright.

When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing.

When the background is overly dark or the subject light.

Set the Operation Switch to “ ” and set the

1 POWER Switch to “

” while pressing

down the Lock Button located on the switch, then pull out the viewfinder fully or open the LCD monitor fully.

2 PressEXPOSURE. “EXP.” and the exposure control indicator appear.

3 Rotate theMENU wheel towards “+” to brighten the image, or towardsto darken the image. (maximum± 6)

4 Press theMENU wheel. Exposure adjustment is complete. “EXP.” goes out.

To Return To Automatic Exposure Control . . .

.... press EXPOSURE or set the Operation Switch to

”.

To Brighten The Subject Quickly . . .

.... press BACKLIGHT.is displayed and the subject is brightened. If pressed again,disappears and the brightness returns to the previous level.

+3 exposure has the same effect as the

BACKLIGHT Button.

Using BACKLIGHT may cause the light around the subject to become too bright and the subject to become white.

Backlight compensations is also available when the Operation Switch is set to “”.

Iris Lock

Use this function in the following situations:

When shooting a moving subject.

When the distance to the subject changes (so its size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder changes), such as when the subject is backing away.

When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing.

When shooting objects under a spotlight.

When zooming.

When the subject is close, keep the iris locked. Even when the subject moves away from you, the image will not darken or brighten.

Before the following steps, perform steps 1 and 2 of “Exposure Control”.

3 Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD monitor or the viewfinder, then press and hold theMENU wheel for over 2 seconds. The exposure control indicator and “” appear. Press theMENU wheel. “” changes to “” and the iris is locked. “EXP.” goes out.

BACKLIGHT Button (2)

EXPOSURE Button (4/6)

POWER Switch

EXP .

0

Operation Switch

Iris lock indicator

MENU Wheel

To Return To Automatic Iris Control . . .

.... press EXPOSURE so that the exposure control indicator and “” disappear. Or, set the Operation Switch to “”.

To Lock The Exposure Control And The Iris . . .

.... after step 2, adjust the exposure rotating theMENU wheel. Then lock the iris in step3. For automatic locking, pressEXPOSURE again in step2. The iris becomes automatic after about 2 seconds.

Iris

Like the pupil of the human eye, it contracts in welllit environments to keep too much light from entering, and dilates in dim environments to allow in more light.

White Balance Adjustment

A term that refers to the correctness of colour reproduction under various lighting. If the white balance is correct, all other colours will be accurately reproduced.

The white balance is usually adjusted automatically. However, more advanced camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional colour/tint reproduction.

1 Set the Operation Switch to “” and set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then 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 “”, then press it. The “W.BALANCE” Menu appears.

4 Rotate theMENU wheel to select “MANUAL”, and press it. The Menu Screen disappears and “W.BAL” and the currently selected mode are displayed. Rotate it to select the desired mode.

MAN.” – White balance is set manually. “” – Outdoors on a sunny day.

” – Outdoors on a cloudy day.

” – A video light or similar type of lighting is used.

5 Press theMENU wheel. Selection is complete.

To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .

.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or, set the Operation Switch to “”.

NOTE:

White balance cannot be used when Sepia or Monotone ( pg. 36) is activated.

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Manual White Balance Operation

Perform Manual White Balance when shooting under various types of lighting.

1 Follow steps1 through4 of the white balance adjustment, and select “MAN.”.

2 Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so that the white paper fills the screen.

3 Press theMENU wheel untilbegins blinking.

When the setting is completed, stops blinking.

4 Press theMENU wheel. Only the Manual White Balance indicatoris displayed.

POWER Switch

White paper

Lock Button

Operation Switch

MENU Wheel

To Change The Tint For Recording . . .

.... in step 2, substitute coloured paper for white. The white balance is adjusted based on the colour, changing the tint. Red paper = deeper green; blue paper = orange; yellow paper = deeper purple.

NOTES:

In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white

paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually ( pg. 25).

A subject can be shot under various types of lighting conditions indoors (natural, flourescent, candlelight, etc.). Because the colour temperature is different depending on the light source, the subject tint will differ depending on the white balance settings. Use this function for a more natural result.

Once you adjust white balance manually, the setting is retained even if the power is turned off or the battery removed.

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PLAYBACK Basic Playback For Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play/Pause Button (4/6)

 

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Fast-ForwardButton (3)

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Rewind Button (2)

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POWER Switch

 

 

 

 

Stop Button (5)

Power Zoom

Lever (VOL.)

MENU Wheel

Speaker

Lock Button

1 Load a tape ( pg. 10).

2 Set thePOWER Switch to “” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. To start playback, press 4/6.

To stop playback, press 5.

Press 2to rewind, or 3to fast-forwardthe tape during Stop mode.

To Control The Speaker Volume . . .

.... slide the Power Zoom Lever (VOL.) towards “+” to turn up the volume, or towardsto turn down the volume.

NOTES:

If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power is supplied from a battery, the camcorder shuts off automati-

cally. To turn on again, set the POWER Switch to “OFF”, then to “”.

The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD monitor, viewfinder or on a connected TV ( pg. 56).

You can also view the playback picture on the LCD monitor with it flipped over and pushed against the camera body.

LCD monitor/viewfinder indications:

When power is supplied from a battery: the “” battery pack remaining power indicator is displayed. When power is supplied through the DC cord: “” does not appear.

During Stop mode, none of the indications are displayed.

When a cable is connected to the AV OUT connector, the sound is not heard from the speaker.

Still Playback: Pauses during playback.

1)Press 4/6during playback.

2)To resume normal playback, press 4/6again.

If still playback continues for more than about 3 minutes, the camcorder’s Stop mode is automatically engaged. After 5 minutes in the Stop mode, the camcorder’s power is automatically turned off.

When 4/6is pressed, the image may not pause immediately while the camcorder stabilises the still image.

Shuttle Search: Allowshigh-speedsearch in either direction.

1)Press 3for forward or 2for reverse search during playback.

2)To resume normal playback, press 4/6.

During playback, press and hold 2or3. The search continues as long as you hold the button. Once you release it, normal playback resumes.

A slight mosaic effect appears on screen during Shuttle Search. This is not a malfunction.

Frame-By-Frame Playback: Allowsframe-by-framesearch.

1)Engage Still Playback.

2)Rotate the MENU wheel towards “+” for forwardFrame-By-FramePlayback, or towardsfor reverseFrame-By-FramePlayback during Still Playback.

To resume normal playback, press 4/6.

You can also use the provided remote control forFrame-By-FramePlayback ( pg. 68).

Slow-MotionPlayback, Playback Zoom and Playback Special Effects

Available only with the remote control (provided) ( pg. 68, 69).