Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of your new camcorder. Using This Instruction Manual • All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents ( cover page).
This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. Use the BN-V12U/BN-V20U battery packs and, to recharge them, the provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter/Charger.
REMEMBER The Logical Choice The only compact video cassettes that can be used with your VHS VCR* Programme AE with Special Effects ( pg. 20, 21) Electronic Fog Filter ND Effect Sepia Twilight Sports Nega/Posi 1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter Menu Adjustment pg.
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE SUPPLY POWER Hook on. Push in. BATTERY RELEASE Using the battery pack Hook its end to the camcorder ( battery pack in until it locks in place ( (Charging procedure, pg. 6) To remove the battery pack Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
Marks CHARGE indicator REFRESH indicator REFRESH The AC Power Adapter/Charger features a REFRESH function that allows you to fully discharge the battery pack before recharg- ing. Perform the REFRESH function after no less than 5 chargings. To discharge the battery ..
The CHARGE indicator may not light properly with a brand new battery pack, or with one that has been stored for an extended period. In this case, remove and reattach the battery pack and recharge it. The CHARGE indicator should blink during recharging. If not, contact your nearest JVC dealer. To DC IN jack...
Slot Battery holder GETTING STARTED Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal This battery is necessary for clock operation and to perform date/time settings. SWITCH OFF POWER Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.).
MENU Button Power lamp Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN DATE TIME DATE/TIME Menu YEAR 1999 MONTH 24-hour indication TIME 22 : 50 EXIT NEXT M .
MENU Button SP/LP Recording Mode Button Select Dial Viewfinder Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN TAPE LENGTH TAPE LENGTH Setting Menu EXIT NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D .
Cassette holder PUSH Button EJECT Switch Turn to take up slack. Erase Protection Gear Loading/Unloading A Cassette OPEN CASSETTE HOLDER Slide EJECT until the holder opens. Do not use force to open. INSERT/REMOVE CASSETTE Make sure the label is facing outward. CLOSE CASSETTE HOLDER Press PUSH and make sure the holder is closed and locked.
Power Zoom Lever Recording Start/Stop Button Set “POWER” to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”) PAUSE GETTING STARTED Grip Adjustment EXPAND LOOP Separate the Velcro strip. INSERT HAND Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the grip. ADJUST STRAP LENGTH Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power Zoom Lever.
Shoulder Strap Attachment ATTACH STRAP Following the illustration on left, thread the strap through the top of the eyelet thread it through the buckle to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet , making sure the strap is not twisted. ADJUST LENGTH Adjust as shown in the illustration on left Tripod Mounting...
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring Power Switch EJECT Switch Recording Start/Stop Button Power lamp Tally lamp (lights while recording is in progress) Power Switch Position According to the Power Switch position you have selected, the following functions are available: AUTO (Full Auto mode): Allows you to record using NO special effects or manual adjustments.
Tape remaining time indicator 25MIN (Now calculating) 120MIN 119MIN Recording Start/Stop Button DISPLAY Button STOP RECORDING Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop recording. •The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. NOTES: The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power supply is attached.
Zoom in Display Zoom indicator bar Zoom level indicator Approximate zoom ratio Power Zoom Lever FEATURE: PURPOSE: To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous change in image magnification. Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital Zoom out Zoom.
FEATURE: PURPOSE: To check the end of the last recording. OPERATION: 1) Press “ Standby mode. Tape is rewound for about 1 second and played back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby mode for the next shot. NOTE: Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This is normal.
5 SEC. REC Button P. STABILIZER Button Display PAUSE 5 Sec. Rec mode indicator Picture stabilizer indicator RECORDING FEATURE: PURPOSE: To compensate for unstable images caused by camera- shake, particularly at high magnification. OPERATION: 1) Press P. STABILIZER. “ To switch off the Picture Stabilizer, press P.
RECORDING Advanced Features [Ex.: Fader] Fade in Display After 2 sec. EFFECT MOSAIC EFFECT MOSAIC FADER MOSAIC SHUTTER SLIDE (No indication) Power EFFECT Button Switch Recording Start/Stop Button Fade/Wipe These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or wipe-out works at recording end.
Display After 2 sec. P.AE : SEPIA : SEPIA SEPIA SPORTS ND : ND EFFECT FG : TWILIGHT S1/2000 NEGA/POSI P.AE Button RECORDING Programme AE With Special Effects All you have to do to access any of the variety of shooting effects is press P.AE.
Display SEPIA Sepia The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted (reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of an older movie. Use together with Wide ( for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood movie. SPORTS Sports High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving action.
Select Dial Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN DATE TIME DISP. DATE/TIME DISP. AUTO DATE Menu DATE TIME DATE&TIME EXIT FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN 25. 12. 99 AUTO DATE 25 .
Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN TITLE TITLE Menu HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY HOLIDAYS OUR FAMILY MOVIE STAR PARTY TIME MERRY CHRISTMAS WEDDING DAY CONGRATULATIONS EXIT FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX...
Select Dial MENU Button Display (ex. Menu Screen available using the MENU Button) Menu Screen 1 NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN Menu Screen 2 BACK REC. TIME INT.
MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS Menu Screen Available Using The Select Dial FOCUS AUTO MANU EXPOSURE AUTO MANU WIDE S.LX NORMAL Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles ( TITLE Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor DATE/TIME DISP.
Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.) Allows you to set the current date and time ( DATE/TIME TAPE LENGTH Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used ( REC TIME This feature allows you to set the parameters for Animation and Time-Lapse recording ( This feature allows you to set the parameters for Self-Timer ( INT.
Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN EXPOSURE EXPOSURE Menu AUTO MANU EXIT Manual Exposure Screen Exposure control level counter To brighten the image – – To darken the image Exposure Control This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best available picture quality, but you can override and make...
Focus detection zone RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.) Focusing AUTO FOCUS The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up 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.
Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN FOCUS FOCUS Menu AUTO MANU EXIT Manual Focus Screen MANUAL FOCUS NOTE: You should already have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments ( pg.
MENU Button Select Dial Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN M.W.B. M.W.B. Menu AUTO : FINE : CLOUD : HALOGEN EXIT RECORDING White Balance Adjustment A term that refers to the correctness of colour reproduction under various lighting.
White paper Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN M.W.B. M.W.B. Menu AUTO : FINE : CLOUD : HALOGEN EXIT Manual White Balance Operation If the camera is operating in PRO.
MENU Button Select Dial Recording Start/Stop Button Display Menu Screen 1 NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN Menu Screen 2 BACK REC. TIME INT. TIME TALLY LAMP JLIP ID NO DEMO MODE RETURN INT.
Animation You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion of movement. This function allows you to shoot a series of pictures, each slightly different, of the same object for a brief period of time. NOTE: Before performing the following steps, make sure that: The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
REW (2) Button FF (3) Button PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) Button STOP (5) Button EJECT Switch Power lamp Battery pack remaining power indicator Tape counter Recording mode indicator S ET M 1 : 23 : 45 TAPE END VOLUNE Viewfinder indications LOAD A CASSETTE Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert the cassette with the label facing out.
“AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking finishes, the indication disappears. NOTES: When noise bars appear during playback, the camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is displayed. Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on other VCRs or camcorders.
REW (2) Button FF (3) Button PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) Button STOP (5) Button COUNTER R/M Button Power Switch FEATURE: PURPOSE: To pause during playback. OPERATION: 1) Press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) during playback. 2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) again. NOTE: Noise bars appear and pictures may become monochrome during Still Playback.
PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter Compartment door Sliding latch Compact video cassette Recording safety hole Cassette Adapter Use this to play back a VHS-C video cassette recorded with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully compatible with any VHS video cassette recorder. The C-P7U adapter is battery powered and automatically performs tape loading and unloading.
These are some basic types of connections. When making connections, refer also to your VCR and TV instruction manuals. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO Basic Connections Use optional Video and Audio cables. Connector cover* Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO Connection For Tape Dubbing Use optional Video and Audio cables.
Basic Connections CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS Make sure the camcorder’s power is off. CONNECT CAMCORDER TO TV OR Pull out the connector cover and open it. Connect as shown in the illustration ( If using a VCR . . . go to step 3. If not .
The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR. The RM-V700U remote control unit (optional) makes additional recording functions possible. Lock hole RM-V700U (optional) Buttons PAUSE IN Connector...
Transmitted beam effective area Remote sensor When using the remote control, be sure to point it at the remote sensor. The illustration shows the approximate transmitted beam effective area for indoor use. The transmitted beam may not be effective or may cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful lighting.
( A ) ( B ) You are now ready to try Random Assemble Editing. IMPORTANT Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and those of many other makers, it may not work with yours or may offer limited functions.
CONNECT TO . . . JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE PAUSE TERMINAL Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE terminal. JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE Open the cover. PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH R.A. EDIT CONNECTOR Connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT connector.
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT Remote sensor Power Switch PLAY IN/OUT RM-V700U (optional) 0 : 00 : 25 - - : - - : - - 0 : 00 : 25 COUNTER TOTAL 0 : 00 : 00 0 : 00 : 25 0 : 01 : 05 0 : 03 : 18 0 : 03 : 31...
Original tape (camcorder) IN OUT Edited tape (VCR) MENU/DISPLAY Button PAUSE (6) Button STOP (5) Button REW (2) Button Recording Start/Stop Button Power Switch Remote Sensor RM-V700U (optional) VCR REC STBY ON/OFF AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR PREPARE SOURCE TAPE Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE.
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT Power Switch REW (2) Button FF (3) Button PLAY/PAUSE (4/6) Button STOP (5) Button COUNTER R/M Button Display M 0 : 12 : 34 Remote sensor START/STOP PLAY PAUSE RM-V700U (optional) Insert Editing You can record a new scene onto a previously recorded tape, replacing a section of the original recording with minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points.
Display Audio dubbing M 0 : 05 : 20 indicator Remote sensor Microphone A. DUB PLAY PAUSE STOP RM-V700U (optional) Audio Dubbing You can record a new soundtrack on a prerecorded tape (normal audio only). Perform steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Insert Editing procedure pg.
LENS COVER Open/Close Ring BATTERY RELEASE Set to “POWER OFF”. PUSH EJECT NOTES: Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or alcohol. Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been removed or other power units have been disconnected.
TROUBLESHOOTING If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your JVC dealer. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery;...
After a few minutes, try turning the power on again. If the error number still appears in the viewfinder, consult your nearest JVC dealer. The dioptre needs to be adjusted ( The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of Auto Focus ( pg.
Appears if dirty heads are detected during recording. In such a case, use the optional Cleaning Cassette. If, after using it, the problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer. ” blinks (battery pg. 29 pg. 27 pg.
Tripod Mounting Socket ... are located beneath the Random Assemble Editing ( such as a personal computer. For further details consult your nearest JVC dealer. is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with a J terminal. Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor necessary for shooting is built-in here.
AC Power Adapter/Charger ... Animation Recording ... Audio Dubbing ... Auto Date Record ... Auto Focus ... Auto Shut off ... Battery Pack ... Car Battery ... Charge Marker ... Charge The Battery Pack ... Clean The Camcorder ... Clock (Lithium) Battery ... Connections ...
CAUTIONS General Battery Precautions • When the C-P6U or C-P7U (cassette adapter) is not functioning even when correctly operated, the battery is exhausted. Replace it with a fresh one. • Use only the following battery: C-P6U or C-P7U ... R6 (AA) size Please make note of the following rules for battery use.
If the picture is not clear, repeat steps 1 to 3 up to two more times. If the picture is still unclear, consult your local JVC dealer. Important Note: If heads have become dirty, the associated tape will also be damaged, please do not use the tape again.
• Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U • Remote Control Unit RM-V700U Some accessories are not available in some areas. Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on accessories and their availability. Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated.