ENGLISH Digital Video Camcorder VP-D55/D60/D63/D65 Auto Focus Charge Coupled Device Liquid Crystal Display Extended Dynamic Range Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this instruction book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. This product meets the intent of Directive 89/336 CEE, 73/23 CEE, 93/68 CEE.
ENGLISH Contents Notices and Safety Instructions Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with camcorder ... 9 Features ... 10 Descriptions FRONT & LEFT VIEW ... 11 LEFT SIDE VIEW ... 12 RIGHT & TOP VIEW ... 13 REAR & BOTTOM VIEW ... 14 REMOTE CONTROL ...
ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding rotation of LCD screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Unintended rota- tion may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed. 2.
ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding COPYRIGHT Television programs, video tapes, DVD titles, films, and other program materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material may be against the law. Notices regarding moisture condensation 1. A sudden rise in atmospheric temperature may cause condensation to form inside the camcorder.
ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding the battery pack - Make sure that the battery pack is charged before shooting outdoors. - To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. - When your camcorder is in CAMERA mode, if it is left in STBY mode without operation for more than 3 minutes with tape installed, it will automatically turn off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notice regarding the LENS - Do not shoot in direct sunlight with the LENS pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the CCD(Charge Coupled Device). Notices regarding electronic viewfinder 1. Do not place the camcorder so that the viewfinder is pointing towards the sun.
ENGLISH Notices and Safety Instructions Notices regarding video head cleaning - To ensure normal recording and a clear picture, clean the video heads. If square block-shaped noise distorts playback pictures, or if only a blue screen is displayed during playback, the video heads may be dirty. If this happens, clean the video heads with the dry type cleaning cassette.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with camcorder Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 1. Lithium Ion Battery pack 2. AC Power Adaptor 3.
DV data) high speed data transport port, moving and still images can be transferred to PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images. (VP-D55/D60 can not record and receive digital data from another DV Device.) •...
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1. Lens 2. Recording display light 3. Remote sensor 4. Hook for hand strap 5. External MIC input 1. Lens 2. Recording display light 3. Remote sensor 4. Hook for hand strap 5.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Left Side View 1. DATE/TIME 2. PROGRAM AE ON/OFF 3. RESET 4. A.DUB(Audio dub) 5. C.RESET(Counter Reset) 6. Speaker 1. DATE/TIME (see page 41) 2. PROGRAM AE ON/OFF (see page 35) 3. RESET - All setting return to default. 4.
Introducción a la videocámara Vista derecha y superior 9. S-VIDEO out 8. RS-232C out 7. DV in/out( VP-D63/D65) DV out (VP-D55/D60) 6. Audio/Video out 1. Visor (ver página 27) 2. Botón PHOTO (ver página 47) 3. Control del zoom (ver página 32) 4.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 1. Charging indicator 2. LCD open 3. Hook for shoulder strap 4. DC jack 1. Charging indicator 2. LCD open 3. Hook for shoulder strap 4. DC jack 5. START/STOP button (see page 25) 6.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Remote control 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. SLOW 5. STILL 1. PHOTO 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER 4. SLOW (see page 53) 5. STILL (see page 53) 6. Function keys (PLAY) (REW) (FF) (STOP)
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD(On Screen Display) 1. Battery level (see page 23) 2. DEW condensation Monitors the moisture condensation. 3. Manual focus (see page 42) 4. XDR,BLC (see page 43) (XDR for VP-D63/D65 only) 5. Program AE (see page 35) 6.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder OSD(On Screen Display) 20. Self diagnosis (TAPE, TAPE END) Checks the operation of the CAMCORDER. 21. Digital zoom mode (see page 32) Indicates the digital zoom magnification mode. (2x, 20x) 22. Remaining Tape (measured in minutes) 23.
ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder How to use the Remote Control Battery Installation for the Remote Control You must insert or replace these batteries when : - You purchase the camcorder. - The remote control doesn’t work. Insert two AA batteries, following the + and –...
ENGLISH Preparing Adjusting the Hand Strap and Shoulder Strap It is very important to adjust the hand strap for better shooting. The hand strap enables you to : - Hold the camcorder in a stable, comfortable position. - Press the Zoom and START/STOP button without having to change the position of your hand.
ENGLISH Preparing Connecting a Power Source There are two power sources that can be connected. - Using the AC Power Adaptor and AC cord : used for indoor shooting. - Using the Battery Pack : used for outdoor shooting. To use the AC Power Adaptor and DC Cable 1.
ENGLISH Preparing To use the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Amount of continuous recording time depends on : - Which model of battery pack you are using. - How much you use the Zoom function. It is, therefore, recommended that you have several available. Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack 1.
ENGLISH Preparing Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack Table of continuous recording time based on model and battery type. Model VP-D55 VP-D60 Battery Approximately Approximately SB-L110 50 minutes 50 minutes Approximately Approximately SB-L220 100 minutes 100 minutes The continuous recording times given in the table are approximate.
ENGLISH Preparing Battery level display • The battery level display indicates the amount of power remaining in the battery pack. a. Fully charged b. 10% used c. Half used d. Mostly used e. Completely used (flickers) (camcorder will turn off soon, change the battery as soon as possible) Please refer to the table on page 22 for approximate continuous recording times.
ENGLISH Preparing Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette - There are three types of Mini DV CASSETTE tapes: DVM80, DVM60, and DVM30. - When inserting a tape or closing a cassette holder, do not apply excessive force. It can cause a malfunction. - Do not use tapes other than Mini DV CASSETTE.
ENGLISH Basic Recording Making the First Recording Make sure that you make these preparations. Did you connect a power source? (Battery Pack or DC cable) Did you set the Power switch to the CAMERA position? Did you insert a cassette? Open the LCD monitor and make sure that STBY is displayed in the OSD.
ENGLISH Basic Recording Hints for Stable Image Recording While recording, it is very important to hold the camcorder correctly. Fix the LENS cap firmly by clipping it on the hand strap. (refer to figure) Recording with the LCD monitor 1. Hold the camcorder firmly using the hand strap. 2.
ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD - Your camcorder is equipped with a 2.5 inch colour Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) screen, which enables you to view what you are recording or playing back directly. - Depending on the conditions in which you are using the camcorder (indoors or outdoors for example), you can adjust ;...
ENGLISH Basic Recording Playing back a tape you have recorded on the LCD - You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD monitor. - Make sure that the battery pack is in place. 1. While pressing the red button on the Power switch, set it to PLAYER position.
ENGLISH Basic Recording Adjusting the LCD during PLAY - You can adjust the LCD during PLAY. - The adjustment method is the same as with the CAMERA operation. (see page 27) Controlling Sound from the Speaker The Speaker works in PLAYER mode only. - When you use the LCD monitor while playing back, you can hear sound from the Speaker.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Using the Various Functions Setting the menu item CAMERA mode LCD ADJUST, DIS, DIGITAL ZOOM, LCD ADJUST, ZERO MEM, Functions ZERO MEM, PROGRAM AE, DSE, AUDIO OUTPUT, VOLUME CONTROL WHITE BALANCE, SHUTTER SPEED, PHOTO SEARCH, SPEAKER menu IRIS, AUDIO MODE, PHOTO MODE, CLOCK SETTING •...
ENGLISH Advanced Recording LCD ADJUST - The LCD ADJUST function works in CAMERA and PLAYER mode. Please see page 27. DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) - The DIS function works in CAMERA mode only. - DIS(Digital Image Stabilizer) is a handshake compensation function that compensates for any shaking or moving of the hand holding the camcorder (within resonable limits).
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Zooming In and Out with DIGITAL ZOOM Zoom works in CAMERA mode only. Zooming In and Out - Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of subject in the scene. For more professional looking recordings, do not use the zoom function too often.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Digital Zoom - More than 22x zoom is performed digitally. - The picture quality deteriorates as you go toward the “T” side. - We recommend that you use the DIS feature with the DIGITAL ZOOM for picture stability. (MENU) 1.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording ZERO MEMORY - The ZERO MEMORY (ZERO MEM) function works in CAMERA and PLAYER mode. - You can FAST Forward or Rewind or Record to 0:00:00 automatically. 1. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. - The menu list will appear. 2.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording PROGRAM AE The PROGRAM AE function works in CAMERA mode only. The PROGRAM AE modes allow you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to suit different shooting conditions. They give you creative control over the depth of the field. AUTO mode - Auto balance between the subject and the background.
ENGLISH ENGLISH Advanced Recording DSE(Digital Special Effect) - The DSE function works in CAMERA mode only. - The digital effects enable you to give a creative look to your shooting by adding various special effects. - Select the appropriate digital effect for the type of picture that you wish to shoot and the effect that you wish to give.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Selecting an effect 1. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. (MENU) - The menu list will appear. LCD ADJUST DIS...ON DIGITAL ZOOM 2. Using the buttons, highlight DSE ZERO MEM...OFF SELECT. PROGRAM AE DSE SELECT EXIT:MENU 3. Press the ENTER button to enter the select mode.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording WHITE BALANCE - The WHITE BALANCE function works in CAMERA mode only. - The WHITE BALANCE is a shooting function that preserves the unique colour or the object in any shooting condition. - You may select the appropriate WHITE BALANCE mode to obtain good quality colour of the image.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording SHUTTER SPEED - The SHUTTER SPEED function works in CAMERA mode only. - The shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to shoot both fast and slow moving objects. You can select one of next. AUTO, 1/50, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000 second.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording AUDIO MODE - The AUDIO MODE function works in CAMERA mode only. - This camcorder records the sound in two ways. (12BIT, 16BIT) 12BIT : You can record two 12bit stereo sound tracks. The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the MAIN track. Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the SUB track.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording CLOCK SETTING (DATE/TIME) - Setting the CLOCK feature works in CAMERA mode. - The DATE/TIME is automatically recorded on a tape. Before recording, please set the DATE/TIME. 1. Press the MENU ON/OFF button. (MENU) - The menu list will appear. WHITE BALANCE 2.
Auto Focusing The AF (Auto Focus) mode is set automatically when you switch on the Power switch. If you are inexperienced with camcorders, we recommend that you use the Auto Focus mode. Manual Focusing In the following cases you should obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually.
- The subject is against a snowy background. 1. Set power switch to CAMERA mode. 2. Press XDR/BLC button. Normal - XDR - BLC - Normal(VP-D63/D65) Normal - BLC - Normal (VP-D55/D60) XDR enhances the subject and background. BLC enhances only the subject. Grabación avanzada 4.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Fade In and Out The FADE function works in CAMERA mode only. You can give your films a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording PIP (Picture-in-Picture) - The PIP (Picture-in-Picture) function works in CAMERA mode only. - The PIP feature works in combination with the various functions by using a small, super imposed screen to show an original image (in GHOST, Digital zoom).
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Audio dubbing - The AUDIO DUBBING function works in PLAYER Mode. - You can record an audio track to add to the original sound on a tape using a microphone or by connecting audio equipment. - The original sound will not be erased. Record the sound again by MIC dubbing.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording PHOTO - The PHOTO function works in CAMERA mode only. - With the PHOTO feature, your camcorder can function like a normal film camera,allowing you to take single pictures. - You can select one of these PHOTO modes; FIELD : You can record a normal resolution still picture.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Taking the still picture 1. Press the PHOTO button. - The still picture appears on the LCD monitor or viewfinder. - To quit the PHOTO mode without recording, press the PHOTO button again. 2. Press the START/STOP button. - The still picture is recorded for about 8 seconds.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Various Recording Techniques - In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. Reference Please rotate the LCD screen carefully. Unintended rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that co nnects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1.
ENGLISH Advanced Recording Lighting Techniques - When you use your camcorder, there are two main situations. You will be shooting outdoors (Normal recording or use of a ND (Neutral Density) filter). You will be shooting indoors (Video light recommended or required). - The single greatest influence on picture quality is the level of brightness, measured in lux.
ENGLISH Playing back a Tape - To watch a tape you recorded. - Playback function works in PLAYER mode only. - There are two ways to watch a tape; To watch with LCD : recommended for outdoor use. To watch with TV monitor : recommended for indoor use. To watch with LCD - It is practical to view a tape using the LCD in a car or outdoors.
ENGLISH Playing back a Tape Playback - You can play the recorded tape in PLAYER mode. 1. Use the TV/VIDEO button to select VIDEO on your TV. - If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
ENGLISH Playing back a Tape Various Functions in PLAYER mode The PLAY, STOP, FF, REW, STILL buttons are located on the camcorder and the Remote Control. The SLOW, F.ADV(Frame advance) buttons are located on the Remote Control only. To view a STILL picture (Playback pause) - Press (STILL) button during playback or slow playback.
DV device, some functions can not work. In this case, please reconnect the DV cable or turn off and on the power again. - VP-D55/D60 can not receive digital data from another DV device. (transmission only) - You can not record a picture transferred by DV connection on the VP-D55/D60.
DV IN/OUT de VP-D63/D65 y al puerto DV (Not Supplied) VP-D63/D65:IN/OUT IN/OUT del otro dispositivo DV. VP-D55/D60:OUT 3. Asegúrese de que aparece DV IN en el monitor. DV port linking diagram También puede aparecer DV IN en el otro dis- positivo conectado.
ENGLISH RS-232C Data Transfer (VP-D60/D63/D65 only) Transferring RS-232C (DV-CAPTURE) data and Connection - The RS-232C (DV-CAPTURE) function lets you easily transfer the still image to PC without other optional add-on cards. - If you want to transfer data to PC, you must install the software (Photoland RS) supplied with the camcorder.
ENGLISH RS-232C Data Transfer (VP-D60/D63/D65 only) Connection with PC Make sure that your camcorder, PC, and peripherals are switched off before you connect the RS-232C cable. 1. Connect RS-232C cable into 9pin connector (COM port) on the back panel of your PC. 2.
ENGLISH RS-232C Data Transfer (VP-D60/D63/D65 only) Transferring Images to PC - You can use the RS-232C transfer function in both CAMERA mode and PLAYER mode. In CAMERA mode You can not transfer an image during Edit search mode and recording mode or in PHOTO and GHOST mode. In PLAYER mode You can transfer a still image in PLAYBACK or STILL mode only.
ENGLISH Maintenance After finishing a recording At the end of a recording you must remove the power source . Particularly, shooting with Lithium Ion Battery Pack and leaving the pack on the camcorder can reduce the life span of the battery. Hence, it must be separated from the camcorder.
ENGLISH Maintenance Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder Cleaning the viewfinder • Releasing the Eyecup 1. Pull the VIEWFINDER up and then turn two screws counter-clock-wise. 2. Pull EYECUP out. 3. Clean the EYECUP and the VIEWFINDER screen with a soft cloth and cotton swab or a blower. •...
ENGLISH Using Your Camcorder Abroad - Each country or area has its own electric and TV colour system. - Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following points. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adaptor within 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz.
ENGLISH Troubleshooting Troubleshooting - Before contacting a service center, perform the following simple checks. They may save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call. Self Diagnosis Display Display Blinking Informs that... slow the battery pack is almost discharged. fast the battery pack is fully discharged.
ENGLISH Troubleshooting - If these instructions do not allow you to solve the problem, contact your nearest authorized service center. Symptom Explanation/Solution You cannot switch the Check the battery pack or the AC Power Adaptor. camcorder on START/STOP button Check the POWER switch, set to CAMERA. does not operate while You have reached the end of the cassette.
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