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.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
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.
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.
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. 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
Replace the battery with Maxell, Panasonic
(Matsushita Electric), Sanyo or Sony CR2025;
use of another battery may present a risk of fire
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
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.