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JVC AA-V15EG Instruction Manual

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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety informa-
tion 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 (
• Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.
• Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
.... refer to the Index (
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions that follow and cautions (
important information regarding the safe use of your new camcorder.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS:
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet.
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel.
When you are not using the AC Power
Adapter/Battery charger for a long period of
time, it is recommended that you disconnect
the power cord from AC outlet.
NOTES:
The rating plate (serial number plate) and
safety caution are on the bottom and/or the
back of the main unit.
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the
AC Power Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.
PAL
Camcorder is designed exclusively for the VHS-C video cassette. Only cassettes marked VHS-C can be
used with this unit.
HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS equipment.
pg. 40 – 42) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
pg. 3).
pg. 43, 44). They contain extremely
Warning on lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a
fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do
not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C or
incinerate.
Replace the battery with Maxell, Panasonic
(Matsushita Electric), Sanyo or Sony CR2025;
use of another battery may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
fire.
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/V22U/V25U battery packs
and, to recharge them, the provided multi-
voltage AC Power Adapter/Charger. (An
appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of
AC outlets in different countries.)
This unit is produced to comply with Standard
IEC Publ. 65.

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  • Page 1: Safety Precautions

    Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety informa- tion 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 ( •...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    22x Optical Hyper Zoom ( The Logical Choice The only compact video cassettes that can be used with your VHS VCR* PROVIDED ACCESSORIES •AC Power Adapter/ •Cassette Adapter Charger AA-V15EG C-P7U •Shoulder Strap •Battery Pack •Lithium Battery CR2025 x 1 •AUDIO/VIDEO...

  • Page 3: Getting Started

    Marks CHG. (charge) indicator REFRESH indicator REFRESH The AC power adapter features a REFRESH function that allows you to fully discharge the battery pack before recharging. Perform the REFRESH function after no less than 5 chargings. To discharge the battery ..

  • Page 4

    The CHG. indicator may not light properly with a brand new battery pack, or with one that’s been stored for an extended period. In this case, remove and reattach the battery pack and recharge it. The CHG. indicator should blink during recharging. If not, contact your nearest JVC dealer. To DC IN jack...

  • Page 5: Clock (lithium) Battery Insertion/removal

    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. OPEN COVER Open the clock battery compartment cover while pressing the release tab.

  • Page 6: Date/time Setting

    Select Dial MENU Jog Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO AUTO EXPOSURE DATE TIME 1. 1. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT Menu Screen DATE TIME YEAR 1998 MONTH 24-hour TIME 22:50 indication EXIT DATE/TIME Setting Menu...

  • Page 7: Tape Length Setting

    Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT Menu Screen TAPE LENGTH EXIT TAPE LENGTH Setting Menu MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25.

  • Page 8: Loading/unloading A Cassette

    Turn to take up slack. Gear Erase Protection 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.

  • Page 9: Grip Adjustment

    Power Zoom Button Recording Start/Stop Button Set POWER to “CAMERA”. 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 your thumb and fingers can easily operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power Zoom Button.

  • Page 10: Shoulder Strap Attachment

    Shoulder Strap Attachment ATTACH STRAP Following the illustration at left, thread the strap through the top of the eyelet and thread it through the keeper through the buckle . Repeat the procedure to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet , making sure the strap isn’t twisted.

  • Page 11: Recording

    LENS COVER Switch Power indicator Power Switch Start/Stop Button RECORDING NOTE: You should already have performed the procedures listed below. If not, do so before continuing. Power ( pg. 4) Tape Length Setting ( pg. 8) Recording Mode Setting ( Grip Adjustment ( pg.

  • Page 12

    Tape remaining time indicator 25MIN (Now calculating) 120MIN 119MIN 3MIN 2MIN (Blinking) 1MIN (Blinking) 0MIN (Blinking) Start/Stop Button STOP RECORDING Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop recording. •The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. NOTES: A cassette holder can’t be opened unless a power supply is attached.

  • Page 13: Basic Features

    Zoom-in Zoom indicator bar Power Zoom button Select Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT Menu Screen ZOOM SPEED FAST SLOW EXIT ZOOM SPEED Setting Menu FEATURE:...

  • Page 14

    FEATURE: PURPOSE: OPERATION: RETAKE (R/F) NOTE: FEATURE: PURPOSE: OPERATION: NOTE: Quick Review To check the end of the last recording. 1) Press “ ” and release quickly during the Record-Standby mode. Tape is rewound for about 2 seconds and played back automatically, then pauses in Record-Standby mode for the next shot.

  • Page 15

    5SEC. REC Viewfinder PAUSE 5Sec. Rec mode indicator RECORDING Basic Features (cont.) FEATURE: 5Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording) PURPOSE: To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick scene transitions like those seen in TV programmes. OPERATION: 1) During Record-Standby, press 5SEC.

  • Page 16

    DATE/TIME Display Select Dial Date display Time display Date/Time display Auto Date Date-off mode Record mode (No display) The characters you have set using Character Generator ( pg. 22) Date display Auto Date Record mode 25.12.98 AUTO DATE Auto date record mode Time display 22:50:00 Auto date record...

  • Page 17: Advanced Features

    1 second later, the mode is activated. SEPIA After 1 sec. Select Dial RECORDING Programme AE With Special Effects All you have to do to access any of the variety of Viewfinder shooting effects is to turn the Select Dial. SELECT MODE Turn the Select Dial until the symbol of the function you want is aligned with the mark.

  • Page 18

    Dial Viewfinder symbol indication LOCK AUTO LOCK Auto Mode Lock Auto Mode Lock Locks the camcorder in Full Auto mode, preventing incorrect operation due to accidental button pressing during shooting. • In this mode the following controls are disabled; DATE/TIME display select, and the Menu Jog Dial. RELEASE AUTO RELEASE Auto Mode Release Auto Mode Release...

  • Page 19

    Fade-in Viewfinder EFFECT After 2 sec. FADER EFFECT WIDE Viewfinder NOTE (for Fader, Wide, Super LoLux, and Instant Titles) When the Select Dial is turned to AUTO LOCK, the above functions will be set to the Factory settings (Fade-standby : “OFF”, Wide mode : off, Super LoLux : “MAX”, Instant Titles : off). Then when the Select Dial is returned to any position except AUTO LOCK, the above functions return to the settings you selected before turning it to AUTO LOCK.

  • Page 20

    Viewfinder S . LX After 2 sec. NORM TITLE SUPER LOLUX Viewfinder Title display HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY HOLIDAYS OUR FAMILY MOVIE STAR PARTY TIME MERRY CHRISTMAS WEDDING DAY CONGRATULATIONS The characters you have set using Character Generator ( pg. 22) Super LoLux(Gain Up) Bright, natural recordings can be taken even in areas with low or poor lighting.

  • Page 21

    Select Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT MENU BACK REC TIME INT. TIME TALLY LAMP CHARACTER JLIP ID NO. DEMO MODE MENU END CHARACTER A B C D E F G H I...

  • Page 22

    Select Dial MENU Jog Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT Menu Screen 1 MENU BACK REC TIME INT. TIME TALLY LAMP CHARACTER JLIP ID NO.

  • Page 23

    Menu Screen Explanations FOCUS AUTO MANU EXPOSURE AUTO MANU Allows you to set the current date and time ( DATE/TIME TELE MACRO Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used ( TAPE LENGTH M.W.B. AUTO : FINE : CLOUD : HALOGEN ZOOM SPEED...

  • Page 24

    This feature allows you to set the parameters for Animation and Time-Lapse REC TIME recording ( INT. TIME This feature allows you to set the parameters for Self-Timer ( Lapse recording ( TALLY LAMP CHARACTER Allows you to enter an original title of up to 18 characters ( JLIP ID NO.

  • Page 25

    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.

  • Page 26

    Select Dial MENU Jog Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO 25. 12. 98 DATE TIME TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH No indication M. W. B. AUTO during ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT recording Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO MANU No indication EXIT during Focus Menu Screen...

  • Page 27

    Select Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT Menu Screen EXPOSURE AUTO MANU EXIT Exposure Menu Screen Manual Exposure Screen To brighten the image –...

  • Page 28

    Viewfinder MENU Menu Screen MENU END AUTO FOCUS EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT M. W. B. M.W.B. Menu AUTO Screen : FINE : CLOUD : HALOGEN EXIT Select Dial NOTES:...

  • Page 29

    Recording Start/Stop Button Select Dial Viewfinder MENU MENU END FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO DATE TIME 25. 12. 98 TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH M. W. B. AUTO ZOOM SPEED FAST NEXT MENU BACK REC TIME INT. TIME TALLY LAMP CHARACTER JLIP ID NO. DEMO MODE MENU END INT.

  • Page 30

    Animation 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: Make sure the camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode and the recording mode is set to “SP”...

  • Page 31: Playback

    Battery pack remaining power indicator Tape counter Recording mode indicator Tape running indicator M–0: 23 : 45 PLAY/PAUSE STOP Power Switch LOAD A CASSETTE Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert the cassette with the label facing out. Press PUSH to ensure the holder is closed and locked.

  • Page 32: Features

    PLAYBACK Features MENU Jog Dial Tracking This function can be used to eliminate noise bars that appear on-screen during playback. Initial setting is Auto Tracking. Manual Tracking is also available. ACTIVATE MANUAL TRACKING Press the MENU Jog Dial during playback mode. Keep rotating it until noise bars disappear.

  • Page 33

    STOP FEATURE: PURPOSE: COUNTER R/M OPERATION: PLAY/PAUSE NOTE: FEATURE: PURPOSE: OPERATION: NOTE: FEATURE: PURPOSE: OPERATION: NOTES: PLAYBACK Features (cont.) Still Playback To pause during playback. 1) Press PLAY/PAUSE during playback. 2) To resume normal playback, press PLAY/PAUSE again. Noise bars appear and pictures may become monochrome during Still Playback.

  • Page 34: Using The Cassette Adapter

    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. It is fully compatible with any VHS video cassette recorder. The C-P7U adapter is battery powered and automatically performs tape loading and unloading.

  • Page 35: Basic Connections

    When connecting the cables, open the jack cover. To AUDIO and VIDEO OUT connectors Audio and Video cables (provided) AUDIO and VIDEO IN connectors Antenna RF unit RF-V5E (optional) To AUDIO, VIDEO and RF DC OUT connectors NOTES: It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack.

  • Page 36: Tape Dubbing

    TAPE DUBBING PLAY/PAUSE Power Switch When connecting To AUDIO and the cables, open VIDEO OUT the jack cover. connectors Audio and Video cables (provided) To AUDIO and VIDEO IN connectors (Recording deck) Tape Dubbing CONNECT EQUIPMENT Following the illustration to the left, connect the camcorder and the VCR.

  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Remove the cassette and disconnect the power source, then after a few minutes, try turning the power back on. If it still doesn’t come on, consult your nearest JVC dealer. Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording.

  • Page 38

    After a few minutes, try turning the power on again. If the error number still appears in the view- finder, consult your nearest JVC dealer. The dioptre needs to be adjusted ( The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of Auto Focus ( pg.

  • Page 39: Index

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  • Page 40: Controls

    20 • It is used to connect the camcorder to a device pg. 21 such as a personal computer. pg. 21 For further details consult your nearest JVC pg. 9 dealer. pg. 8 • JLIP-controlled editing from camcorder to VCR is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with pg.

  • Page 41: Viewfinder Indications

    Viewfinder Indications Cassette Warning / Tape Remaining Time ... When no cassette is inserted: the cassette ( warning blinks. When Erase Protection tab is not in the position that allows recording: the cassette ( lights. Otherwise, the tape remaining time is displayed and the tape remaining time warning blinks when the tape is about to reach its end.

  • Page 42: Cautions

    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... AA (R6) size Please make note of the following rules for battery use.

  • Page 43

    Serious malfunctioning If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC dealer. CAUTIONS For Your Maintenance 1. After Use Set the power switch to “POWER OFF” to turn off the camcorder.

  • Page 44: Specifications

    •RF Unit RF-V5E •Compact VHS-C Cassettes EC-60/45/30 •Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U 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.

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