Camcorder Operating Instructions PV-L153-K Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to operate this product. Please save this manual. For assistance, please call : 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca LSQT0735A 01.L153-K Getting p01-08 03.3.4, 1:54 PM...
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Things You Should Know Safety Precautions WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. WARNING : DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE. CAUTION : TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Important Safeguards Read Instructions – All the safety and 11. Grounding or Polarization – This video unit may be operating instructions should be read equipped with either a polarized 2-wire AC (Alternating Current) line plug (a plug having one blade wider than before the unit is operated.
Important Safeguards 18. Servicing – Do not attempt to service this video unit e. If the video unit has been dropped or the yourself as opening or removing covers may expose cabinet has been damaged. you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all f.
Table of Contents Things You Should Know ................2~3 Important Safeguards ................... 4~5 Precautions ......................5 Self Demo Mode ....................7 Quick Operation Guide ..................8 Supplying Power ..9~10 (Battery Charge/Use/Refresh/Care, AC Adaptor, Car Battery Cord) Cassette Information ..................11 Before Using ........
Self Demo Mode Self Demo mode is on when the screen Before you begin... below appears. To turn it off, follow • Connect Camcorder to power source. steps 1-4 below. EVF or LCD Monitor Set POWER to CAMERA. Press MENU for MENU mode.
Supplying Power Charging the Battery Pack Plug in AC Adaptor. Charge Battery Pack fully before use. POWER Lamp lights. Insert Battery. Align left side of Battery with left edge of AC Adaptor. Press Battery down and slide in direction of arrow. POWER The CHARGE Lamp flashes, then stays lit Lamp...
Supplying Power Battery Care Caution: To avoid Battery damage: • Charge only with specified charger. • Do not drop or jar Battery. • Battery can be charged within a temperature range of • Use Battery with specified units only. 10 °C (50 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F). •...
Cassette Information Cassette Insertion/Removal Turn Tape Wheel in direction of arrow until there is no slack. Attach Battery (page 9). Slide TAPE EJECT to open door. Insert cassette as shown. Press here to close door. • To remove the cassette, slide the TAPE EJECT switch.
Before Using Adjust the Length of the Attaching Shoulder Strap Shoulder Strap Remove Battery Pack before completing the following steps: Undo strap ends from buckles. Thread strap ends through Strap Pull a loop of strap from buckle, then pull Rings on Camcorder. strap tight to shorten or lengthen.
Using MENU Mode Before you begin... • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR. Press MENU for MENU mode. The CAMERA or VCR MENU screen (see below left) appears when Menu mode is entered. Press UP or DOWN to highlight the desired menu item.
Setting the Clock Set the following items in order: Time Before you begin... Zone, Daylight Saving Time, Date, • Connect Camcorder to power source. and Time. • Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR. Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP or DOWN to select CLOCK SET [ CAMERA MODE ] [ VCR MODE ]...
Setting the Clock Setting the Time Zone Press UP or DOWN to The Camcorder is preset to Eastern time. select local time zone. [ Time Zone chart ] Press M.FOCUS to confirm entry. • When travelling, repeat this operation and select one of the 6 listed time zones to set the clock to local time.
Built-in Light Before you begin... Using the Light • Connect Camcorder to power source. For recording in dim lighting. • Set POWER to CAMERA. Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP or DOWN to select LIGHT MODE Press M.FOCUS to set OFF/ON or OFF/ON/AUTO.
Camera Recording Before you begin... Recording via EVF or LCD • Connect Camcorder to power source. Monitor • Insert cassette with record tab (page 11). View recording scene on EVF (Electronic Viewer Finder) or LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor. Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor.
Camera Recording Before you begin... Stand-by Quick Release • Connect Camcorder to power source. If left in RECORD/PAUSE mode for 5 • Insert cassette with record tab (page 11). minutes, the Camcorder switches to Stand-by mode to conserve battery power. When set to ON, Stand-by Quick Release lets you resume recording by pressing RECORD/PAUSE twice.
Camera Recording Before you begin... Programmed Recording • Connect Camcorder to power source. Set a recording start and stop time. Or, Use AC Adaptor for longer recordings. set a 5 or 10 second interval recording • Insert cassette with record tab (page 11). •...
Playing Back Recordings Before you begin... Playback on EVF or LCD Monitor • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Insert recorded tape. Press LCD-OPEN and swing LCD monitor fully open. Set POWER to VCR. • If tape has no record tab, auto playback begins.
Copying your Tapes (dubbing) Before you begin... Connections • Make Camcorder-VCR connections (see left). • Turn both units on. • Set VCR input signal to LINE. Please see VCR owner’s manual. • Set Camcorder POWER to VCR. Insert a pre-recorded tape into Camcorder and a blank tape with record tab into VCR.
Four-Speed Power Zoom Zoom in (close up) and out (wide angle) in Before you begin... one of four speeds ranging from slow (16 • Connect Camcorder to power source. seconds) to fast (2 seconds). • Set POWER to CAMERA. Zoom In (“T”) POWER ZOOM Zoom Out (“W”)
Focus Before you begin... • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Set POWER to CAMERA. Auto Focus Camcorder automatically focuses on subject even during zooming. Auto Focus is on when “MF” is not displayed in EVF or LCD monitor. Press M.FOCUS to remove “MF” in EVF or LCD monitor if necessary. Manual Focus Use Manual Focus (MF) when : •...
High Speed Shutter Before you begin... Improves Still or Slow Motion playback picture of high speed subjects (e.g. a • Connect Camcorder to power source. tennis stroke), when viewed on a • Insert cassette with record tab (page 11). Camcorder or 4 head VCR. •...
Auto Fade An interesting way to open and close Before you begin... scenes. • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Set POWER to CAMERA. Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP or DOWN to select FADE DIGITAL EFFECTS Press M.FOCUS for DIGITAL EFFECTS menu.
Colour Digital Fade Before you begin... Choose from 7 fade effects in 8 different colours. • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Set POWER to CAMERA. Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP or DOWN to select DIGITAL EFFECTS Press M.FOCUS for DIGITAL EFFECTS menu.
Digital Zoom Before you begin... Power Zoom magnification is digitally increased. • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Set POWER to CAMERA. Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP or DOWN to select DIGITAL EFFECTS Press M.FOCUS for DIGITAL EFFECTS menu.
Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) Helps stabilize picture when recording in Before you begin... unstable situations. • Connect Camcorder to power source. • Set POWER to CAMERA. Press (EIS) to display “EIS” in the EVF or LCD monitor. • Image becomes slightly enlarged and shutter speed auto-adjusts from 1/80 to 1/350 according to brightness.
Motion Detection Recording starts automatically if motion Before you begin... is detected. • Connect Camcorder to power source. Use AC Adaptor for longer recordings. • Insert cassette with record tab (page 11). • Set POWER to CAMERA. • Securely position and aim Camcorder. Press MENU for MENU mode.
Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications Tape remaining and battery charge level Before you begin... can be displayed. • Connect Camcorder to power source. Set POWER to CAMERA. Press MENU for MENU mode. Press UP or DOWN to select DISPLAY SET Press M.FOCUS for DISPLAY SET menu.
Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications Recording the Date and Time Repeat steps 1-5 on page 31 to select time/date, date only, or no display. Start a recording (page 17). • Only the Date and/or Time are recorded. Display-Off Mode Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR. Press MENU for MENU mode.
Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications CAMERA/VCR mode 8, 9, 10 Zoom Magnification level (pages 23, 28). Digital EIS (page 29). Battery Remaining (page 31). Digital Zoom (page 28). “WARNING LOW BATTERY” appears VCR-MODE and Camcorder shuts off after 15 “VCR-MODE” appears for 1 minute when seconds.
The clock battery is pre-installed. Follow the steps below if replacement becomes necessary. WARNING: Replace battery with Panasonic or Newsun type CR2025 only. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Caution: Battery may explode if mishandled. Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away from children.
Palmcorder Accessory System Power Supplies AC Adaptor with 1.2Ah Battery Pack Up to 2 hr Battery Up to 4 hr Battery DC Power Cable (Rechargeable Nickel Pack Pack (Rechargeable (Rechargeable Cadmium Battery) Supplied (PV-A20-K) Nickel Metal Hydride Nickel Metal Hydride Supplied (PV-BP15-K/ Optional (PV-A20-K) Battery)
Specifications Power Source: Compact VHS Camcorder: DC 6 V AC Adaptor: 110/120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Battery: Nickel-Cadmium Type DC 6 V Power Consumption: Compact VHS Camcorder: 6V DC 8.5 W (Max. 11.5 W) AC Adaptor: 19 W 1.2 W (when not in use.) Video Signal: EIA Standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC colour signal Video Recording System:...
• Press UP/DOWN button during playback picture is noisy or contains streaks ... (Tracking Control). (p.20) “Panasonic ITS TAPES CAN PLAY • Set POWER to CAMERA, then set SELF DEMO : IN YOUR VCR ...” appears in EVF or OFF in MENU screen to cancel Demo mode. (p. 7) LCD Monitor ...
It is recommended that the cleaning be done by a qualified technician, Please contact your nearest Panasonic Servicentre. (Refer to page 39.) Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Note On Operations...
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