C A U T I O N CAU- This symbol indicates important instructions TION accompanying the product. : To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire la lame _______________________________ CC6272 _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________...
Assistance We want to make sure you enjoy your new camcorder. If you have any questions, call: Camcorder Exchange Warranty...800-283-6503 (pages 81-82 ) Customer Service...800-336-1900 (page 80 ) Accessories... 800-338-0376 (pages 67-72) Table of Contents Assistance ... 3 First-Time Operation ... 3 Power Your Camcorder ...
Traveling Tips ... 66 Optional Accessories ... 67 Using the Optional AC088 Tripod ... 69 Order Form for Camcorder Model CC6272 ... 71 Trouble Checks ... 73 Specifications ... 77 Care and Maintenance ... 78 Clean the Camcorder ... 78 Clean the Camcorder’s Lens ...
• Save the packing materials and box in case you ever need to ship or store your camcorder. • The items shown below are packed with your camcorder. If any are missing or appear damaged, contact your dealer immediately. Model CC6272 Camcorder AC Adapter/Charger Part No. 244269 and DC Cable Part No.
First-Time Operation 2. Attach the adapter/charger. Since the battery must be charged before it can be used the first time, attach the adapter/charger to the camcorder. • Connect one end of the DC cable to the DC OUT jack on the adapter/charger.
First-Time Operation 5. Insert a tape. PUSH Here to Close Cassette Compartment • Slide the EJECT switch. The cassette holder opens automatically. • Turn the tape wheel on the cassette to remove any slack from the tape. 6. Select a recording speed. SP/SLP Button Select SP or SLP recording speed.
First-Time Operation 7. Set POWER (CAMERA MAN/CAMERA AUTO/OFF/VCR) switch to CAMERA AUTO. • The power indicator lights and the camcorder enters record-pause. appears in the viewfinder when the camcorder is in record-pause. • The position of this switch tells the camcorder whether you want to record (CAMERA MAN or CAMERA AUTO), turn the power off (OFF), or play back tapes...
First-Time Operation 9. Select a tape length. MENU/DISPLAY Button PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Push In) 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN. 2. Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to display the menu in the viewfinder. 3. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight TAPE LENGTH.
First-Time Operation Button STOP Button PLAY/PAUSE Button 10. Start and stop recording. • Place the POWER switch in CAMERA AUTO. • Press and release the thumb trigger to start recording. the viewfinder, and the tally light lights while the camcorder is recording.
First-Time Operation 14. Review camcorder operating controls. FADES Button P. (Program) AE Button SEARCH R and F Buttons (Also REW and FF Buttons) STOP Button PLAY/PAUSE Button Menu PUSH Dial EJECT Switch Shoulder Strap Attachment Ring Shoulder Strap Attachment Ring SP/SLP Button MENU/DISPLAY Button Also COUNTER...
First-Time Operation 14. Review camcorder’s operating controls. Service Port (Located Under Cover) This connector is for use by qualified service personnel only. Attach Adapter/ Charger’s DC Cord (DC In Jack Located Under Battery) or Rechargeable Battery Here Handstrap 5SEC. REC Button Zoom Lever POWER Switch...
First-Time Operation 14. Review camcorder’s operating controls. PUSH Here to Close Cassette Door Clock Cell Battery Compartment (continued) Eyepiece Focus Control Viewfinder Cassette Compartment Threaded Tripod Mount Hole...
Power Your Camcorder Power Your Camcorder Adapter/Charger The adapter/charger attaches to the camcorder and lets you power your camcorder directly from standard household power. The adapter/charger operates on 100-240 volts, 50/60 Hz, so it can be used virtually anywhere in the world to power the camcorder or recharge the battery.
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Use the battery only with specified adapter/chargers and camcorders. Throwing the battery into a fire or exposing it to excessive heat – over 149˚F (65˚C) could be hazardous.
Power Your Camcorder Use the Battery to Power Your Camcorder Hold Battery Flush and Slide (Charge) Indicator REFRESH Indicator REFRESH Button Caution : When a battery is attached to the adapter/charger, do not turn them upside down. The battery may fall off and be damaged or cause injury. Charge the Battery If the DC cable is attached to the DC OUT jack on the adapter/charger, remove it.
Power Your Camcorder Use the Battery to Power Your Camcorder 4. After the battery is charged, the CHG (charge) indicator stops flashing and lights. 5. Remove the battery from the adapter/ charger. Battery Level Indicator The battery level indicator appears in the viewfinder and shows you the amount of power in the rechargeable battery.
Power Your Camcorder Optional Car Cord Adapter The optional DCC08 car cord shown on page 67 allows you to power your camcorder from the cigarette lighter socket of a car, truck, or RV. It converts 12-volts to a 6-volt output. Note: Consult the installation and operating instructions enclosed with the DCC08 for complete operating instructions.
Date and Time Display Date and Time Display Install the Clock Lithium Cell The clock cell indicator you turn on the camcorder if the cell is not installed or needs replacing. Clock Cell Compartment Clock Cell Holder 1. Make sure camcorder is turned off, and remove any power supply attached to the camcorder.
Date and Time Display Set the Date and Time You must set the correct date and time before you can display and record it on your tapes. The clock cell must be installed as shown on the previous page before you can set the date. PUSH –...
Date and Time Display Set the Date and Time 4. Press the menu PUSH dial in to display the DATE/TIME menu. DATE/TIME YEAR 1999 MONTH TIME AM 12:00 EXIT 5. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight YEAR. Press the menu PUSH dial in.
Date and Time Display Record AUTO DATE, Date, Time, and Title Displays You must install the clock cell and set the date and time (as shown on the previous pages) before the you can select and record the correct date and time. PUSH –...
Date and Time Display Record AUTO DATE, Date, Time, and Title Displays Select the Display on the DATE/TIME DISP. Menu AUTO DATE AUTO DATE Display OFF: No Display 5. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight the date/time display you want to record •...
Videocassettes Videocassettes Make sure you select good quality tapes for your camcorder. Use of poor quality tapes or tapes that have been damaged or mishandled can contaminate the video heads, resulting in a snowy picture or no picture at all during playback. Because there is no control over the type of tape purchased or rented by consumers, head cleaning is not covered under warranty.
Videocassettes Insert and Remove Cassettes Push Here to Close Cassette Compartment Before inserting a cassette, turn the tape wheel on the side of the cassette in the direction shown to remove any slack in the tape. Tape Wheel Cassette Care and Storage •...
Recording Recording Time-Remaining Display The approximate time remaining on the tape in the camcorder for the tape speed you select is displayed. You must set the correct tape length in the TAPE LENGTH feature of the menu before the camcorder can correctly calculate time remaining.
Recording Time-Remaining Display --MIN (Calculating) 29MIN 3MIN 2MIN (Flashing) 1MIN (Flashing) 0MIN (Flashing) D. ZOOM TELE MACRO TAPE LENGTH REC TIME INT. TIME TALLY LAMP DATE/TIME TITLE LANG. ENGLISH DEMO MODE RETURN 5. Press the menu PUSH dial in to display the TAPE LENGTH menu.
Recording Recording Tips • Try to make sure indoor scenes are well-lit. This improves picture quality and color reproduction. • Do not move the camcorder rapidly from side-to-side while recording. A steady, gradual “pan” avoids blurring and “jitter”. • Use the viewfinder to make sure the camcorder is level while recording so that your scene isn’t “tilted”.
Recording Use the Viewfinder to See What You Record The camcorder’s viewfinder is a miniature monitor that displays the picture seen by the camcorder when recording. Eyepiece Focus Control Adjust Viewfinder for Convenient Viewing For convenient viewing, rotate the viewfinder up or down. Eyepiece Focus Control The eyepiece focus control lets you set the focus of the viewfinder for your...
Recording Viewfinder Displays Several displays appear in the viewfinder to aid in the operation of the camcorder. You can press and hold the MENU/DISPLAY button for more than one second to remove or display the battery level indicator, tape- length indicator, and tape-remaining display. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOV 18.98 Battery Level Indicator (...
Recording Viewfinder Displays • SPORTS This indicator appears when you select SPORTS to record fast-moving action, such as sporting events. • SD:SHADOW This indicator appears when you select SD:SHADOW to darken the picture and reduce glare. • HZ: HAZE This indicator appears when you select HZ:HAZE to soften the picture and give it a misty white effect.
Recording Viewfinder Displays 5MIN FADER Dew Warning ( The dew indicator appears when exces- sive moisture (condensation) has entered the camcorder. The camcorder will not operate when this indicator appears. Place the camcorder in a warm, dry area until this indicator disappears. Exposure Indicators (+03) This indicator appears when you are adjusting brightness manually using the...
Recording Viewfinder Displays • flash while you adjust manual focus and when you cannot adjust the focus any farther. • Details are on pages 36-37. Lithium Cell ( • This indicator appears for a few seconds when you turn on the cam- corder and the clock cell is missing or needs to be replaced.
Recording SEARCH R Button SEARCH F Button MENU/ DISPLAY Button POWER SP/SLP Switch Button AutoShot™ Mode The POWER switch lets you select automatic or manual control of several features. To Turn on the AutoShot™ Mode 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA AUTO.
Recording Five-Second Record Feature The five-second record feature allows you to record for five seconds providing short scene transitions. 1. Set POWER switch to CAMERA AUTO or CAMERA MAN. 2. Make sure the SP/SLP switch is set to SP. Press and hold to change. 3.
Recording Zooming You can zoom in and out for close ups or wide-angle shots just by moving the zoom lever on the camcorder. The camcorder automatically focuses when you zoom at most distances. Digital zooming allows you to zoom up to 50 times. To record a close-up of a small subject closer than three feet.
Recording Zooming (continued) 3. Press the menu PUSH dial in to display the D. ZOOM menu. 4. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight OFF or ON. Tele Macro Zooming 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN. 2. Press the MENU/DISPLAY button to display the menu in the viewfinder.
Recording Focusing The camcorder adjusts focus automatically under normal conditions. You might need to focus manually under certain conditions. PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) Auto Focus During auto focus the camcorder focuses on the object located in the center area of the viewfinder.
Recording Focusing (continued) Manual Focus You might need to focus manually under certain conditions. 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN. 2. Rotate the zoom lever to T to zoom in on the subject and center the subject in the viewfinder. 3.
Recording White Balance Making colors look natural is what white balance is all about. This is achieved by adjusting the way the camcorder “sees” and records the light source in the scene you record. Your camcorder is equipped with automatic white balance. You might want to adjust white balance manually under certain conditions, such as recording an object with various shades of the same color or when recording a predominantly red or brown object outdoors.
Recording White Balance (continued) 3. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight M. W. B. and press the dial in to display the M.W.B. menu. 4. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight the white balance you want to use. •...
Recording Exposure Control The camcorder controls the iris for you when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA AUTO. The camcorder adjusts brightness automatically under normal conditions. You might need to adjust brightness manually when the background is too bright or too dark in comparison with the subject.
Recording Exposure Control ( continued) 4. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight MANU (manual) and press the dial in. The exposure indicator (00) appears in the viewfinder. 5. Adjust the exposure for a dark or bright subject. The exposure you select appears in the viewfinder.
Recording Fade or Wipe In or Out You can add a professional touch to your recordings when you fade or wipe in and out of scenes. The picture gradually appears or disappears. The speed of the fade or wipe is controlled by the camcorder. FADES Button To Fade or Wipe In or Out...
Recording Fade or Wipe In or Out FADER Black Fade Normal Picture (No Fade) Fade or Wipe In 1. Press the thumb trigger to pause recording. 2. Repeatedly press FADES to select the fade or wipe you want to use. Note: The last fade used appears the first time you press FADES.
Recording P. (Program) AE Button The P. (Program) AE button lets you select one of several different effects. Press the button to select the effect you want. The name and indicator for the effect appears briefly and then the indicator remains. P.
Recording 16X9 Mode The camcorder has a wide recording mode that lets you make recordings compatible with the 16X9 format. When 16X9 is activated, the camcorder records black bars at the top and bottom of the picture to produce the wide- screen effect.
Recording Preset Titles The title feature lets you choose one of eight preset titles. You can also choose the language for your titles. PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) Select a Language for the Title You can select English, French, or Spanish to record your preset titles.
Recording Preset Titles (continued) Record a Preset Title 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN. 2. Press the menu PUSH dial in to display the menu in the viewfinder. FOCUS is highlighted. 3. Rotate the menu PUSH dial down to highlight TITLE.
Recording Self-Timer Recording You can set the self-timer to delay recording so you can be in the scene when recording begins. PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) To Set the Self Timer 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN.
Recording Self-Timer Recording 3. Rotate the menu PUSH dial down to highlight INT. TIME and press the dial in to display the INT. TIME menu. 4. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight the desired time (15S, 30S, 1 MIN, or 5 MIN). •...
Recording Animation Recording You can produce an illusion of movement for an otherwise stationary scene or object by shooting a series of pictures of slightly different poses (such as cartooning). PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) To Record Using Animation 1.
Recording Animation Recording 4. Rotate the menu PUSH dial down to highlight REC TIME and press the dial in to display the REC TIME menu. 5. Rotate the menu PUSH dial to highlight the amount of time you want the camcorder to record. •...
Recording Time-Lapse Recording You can make automatic recordings at preset time intervals. The recording shows subtle changes (such as shifts in cloud formations or plant growth) when it remains focused on an object. PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) To Record Using Time Lapse 1.
Recording Time-Lapse Recording • Select 15S to delay the recording for 15 seconds. • Select 30S to delay the recording for 30 seconds. • Select 1MIN to delay the recording for one minute. • Select 5MIN to delay the recording for five minutes.
Recording Tally Light (Turn On or Off) You can turn the tally light on or off using the menu. PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) To Turn the Tally Light On or Off 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN.
Recording Demo Mode You can turn on the DEMO mode in the MENU to have a demonstration of some of the camcorder’s features. PUSH – Menu PUSH Dial (Rotate or Press In) To Turn the Demo Mode On 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA MAN.
Recording Built-In Color Enhancement Light The built-in color enhancement light automatically adds more light when needed. The POWER switch must be set to CAMERA to operate the video light. LIGHT OFF•AUTO•ON Switch To Use the Light Set the LIGHT OFF•AUTO•ON switch. •...
Recording Built-In Color Enhancement Light Replace the Bulb Assembly Carefully follow the instructions below. Cautions The video light and bulb need to cool for approximately 30 minutes after the camcorder has been used before the bulb assembly is replaced. Do not touch the light bulb with your fingers. If the bulb is accidentally touched, wipe it with a soft cloth.
Recording Attach the Shoulder Strap The camcorder’s shoulder strap is designed to let you carry the camcorder from your shoulder and – when you are ready to shoot – bring the camcorder to shooting position in one quick movement. To Attach the Shoulder Strap 1.
Playback Playback Use the Viewfinder for Playback You can see tapes using the viewfinder. There is no sound during viewfinder playback. REW (Rewind) Button FF (Fast Forward) Button STOP Button PLAY/PAUSE Button EJECT Switch To Play Back a Tape 1. Attach a power supply. Attach the adapter/charger, charged battery, or optional car cord.
Playback Playback Features P.AE and FADES Buttons (Also Tracking Buttons) REW (Rewind) Button FF (Fast Forward) Button STOP Button PLAY/PAUSE Button EJECT Switch COUNTER R/M Button Position the Tape Set POWER switch to VCR and press STOP. • Press and quickly release the REW (rewind) button or FF (fast forward)
Press both tracking buttons in again to turn automatic tracking back on. AT flashes in the viewfinder for a few seconds. Auto Tracking Indication in Viewfinder Note: The tracking buttons may have no effect on tapes recorded on other camcorders or VCRs.
Playback Use the Cassette Adapter The camcorder uses a smaller size cassette, but records in standard VHS format. The cassette adapter allows you to play your VHS-C cassettes in a VCR just like other standard VHS cassettes. Insert the VHS-C cassette into the cassette adapter. Insert the cassette adapter into the VHS VCR like a normal VHS cassette.
Playback Use the Cassette Adapter Load Detector 4. Gently close the cassette compartment lid until it locks into place. Make sure the cassette reel area under the adapter is free to turn while the cassette is loading. Note: You should hear a whirring sound while the tape loads.
Playback Playback on TV (or VCR) with Audio/Video Inputs To connect your camcorder to a TV monitor (or VCR) with audio/video inputs, you need an optional audio/video cable, such as VH83 shown on page 68. If your TV is already connected to a VCR, attach the camcorder to the VCR and watch what the camcorder is recording or playing on the TV.
Playback Playback on TV (or VCR) with Audio/Video Inputs Playback Operation and How to Copy Tapes on the VCR 1. A. Camcorder connected directly to TV: Turn on the TV and tune it to the video input channel. B. Camcorder connected to VCR that is already connected to TV: Turn on VCR and place it in the “line”...
Traveling Tips Traveling Tips Traveling Tips • Write down your camcorder’s serial number and keep it separate from the camcorder when traveling. If your camcorder is lost or stolen, you will be able to identify it. • Use extra care to avoid damage to your camcorder and accessories when operating them at a beach or pool.
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories We invite you to take a look at some great ideas for sparking creativity and adding to the fun of using your compact VHS camcorder. The following pages have a selection of accessories to help make your memorable moments look and sound even better. These accessories are designed to make the process of recording and watching your videos more enjoyable.
Optional Accessories FB1260 Rechargeable Battery This rechargeable, 1-hour, nickel-cadmium battery is designed specifically for long life. The FB1260 can be recharged with the AC adapter/charger that came with your camcorder. 244265 Rechargeable Battery This rechargeable 2-hour, nickel metal hydride battery is designed specifically for long life.
Optional Accessories Using the Optional AC088 Tripod Mounting the camcorder on a tripod, such as AC088, keeps the camcorder steady and produces excellent video results. This tripod’s fluid-effect head provides smooth camera pan and tilt. The quick-release mount makes it easy to attach or remove the camcorder.
Accessory Order Form To order accessories, contact your local Dealer. If a dealer is not nearby, you can also follow the directions below to order by telephone or direct-by-mail. United States and Canada Orders To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card ready and call the toll-free number listed below between 8 AM and 10 PM (EST) Monday through Friday or between 9AM and 5PM (EST) Saturday.
Accessory Order Form Order Form for Camcorder Model CC6272 Description Super Lightweight Tripod Soft Camcorder Case Shoulder Strap Y-Adapter AC Battery Charger Car Cord Adapter Rechargeable Battery (Standard) Audio/Video Cable Rechargeable Battery (Extended) DC Cable AC Adapter/Charger Cassette Adapter Bulb Assembly (To be Assigned--Call for Information) Prices are subject to change without notice.
Accessory Order Form Charge your order on your VISA,MasterCard, USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard Copy Number above your name on MasterCard IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your Discover Card Expiration date: Prices are subject to change without notice.
Before you call or take your camcorder to an Authorized RCA Camcorder Service Center, look below for the type of trouble you are experiencing. Then perform the simple checks and adjustments listed for that trouble.
Trouble Checks Trouble Checks and Adjustments Tape stops during rewind or fast forward Camcorder remains in pause mode Dew indicator flashes in viewfinder Poor auto-focus operation Viewfinder displays are out of focus Picture is too dark or subject too dark Sound is too low or distorted Picture recorded with...
• Try disconnecting power source. Wait ten seconds and then connect power source again. If error number does not disappear from viewfinder, consult your Authorized RCA Camcorder Service Center. • Adjust tracking with P.AE and FADES buttons. See page 61.
Trouble Checks Trouble Checks and Adjustments Bright, crystal- • Sunlight is directly entering the lens. shaped spots in viewfinder Rechargeable • If battery has not been used for some time, completely battery runs down sooner than • Battery run times are measured when the camcorder is expected drain the battery’s power and recharge it.
Specifications General Power requirement: 6VDC Power consumption: 5.4 watts Weight: 1.6 lbs. (720g) Dimensions – Including Viewfinder: 3-9/16" (W) x 4-11/16" (H) x 7-13/16" (D) 90 (W) x 119 (H) x 198 (D) mm Video Recorder Section Format: VHS-C Record/playback system: Four video record/playback heads One flying erase head Video signal: EIA standard...
Care and Maintenance Care and Maintenance Clean the Camcorder To clean the camcorder’s exterior, remove any power source connected to the camcorder and gently wipe it with a clean soft cloth. Clean the Camcorder’s Lens To clean the camcorder’s lens, blow it with a blower brush and gently wipe the lens with cleaning tissue and commercially prepared cleaning solution designed for use on camera lens.
• Do not expose the camcorder or adapter/charger to rain or moisture. If any component becomes wet, turn off the power and take the unit to an Authorized RCA Camcorder Service Center. • Do not use an adapter/charger or batteries other than the ones specified for the camcorder.
Customer Assistance and Service Customer Assistance and Service You can reach Thomson at the following number: 800-283-6503 (Toll free inside U.S.A.) Our toll-free Camcorder number operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST Monday – Friday for U.S. customers only Returning equipment to Thomson for repair or exchange If we are unable to resolve your problem over the phone, we will gladly service your unit or...
Limited Warranty Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Any defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days for labor charges. • One year for parts. The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.
• Check with your dealer or call 1-800-336- 1900 for the Authorized RCA Camcorder Service Center nearest you. • Take your unit to the Authorized RCA Camcorder Service Center of your choice. • Show the Authorized RCA Camcorder Service Center representative evidence of purchase date, such as a bill of sale.
Index Index A (audio) and V (video) jacks 10, 64 Accessories included 3 optional 67 order form 71 Adapter/charger charging battery 14 using 4, 12 Animation indicator 31, 51 Animation recording 50 Assistance 1, 3 Assistance, customer 80 Attach shoulder strap, 58 Audio/video jacks 64 AUTO DATE display 20, 21 Auto date feature 32...
Index Clock cell battery compartment 11, 17 Clock cell indicator 17, 31 Color enhancement light 57 Copy tapes 65 COUNTER R/M button 9, 61, 65 Customer assistance and service Date and time display 21 recording 20 setting 18 DATE/TIME DISP. menu 20 DATE/TIME menu 7, 35, 37, 46, 49, 52, 54 DC cable 12, 13, 14, 16...
Index cassette warning 28, 33 clock cell 17, 31 date and time 28 exposure 30, 41 fade and wipe 30, 42 focus 30, 37 interval time 49, 53 LENS COVER 31 manual white balance 29 P. (program) AE 28, 44 record time 51, 53 REFRESH 14 self-timer 31...
Index Operating controls 10 Optional accessories 67 Optional plug adapter 12 Order form, accessories 71 P. (program) AE button 9, 28, 44, 61 P. (program) AE indicators 28, 44 Pause indicator 6, 8, 29 Pause, stop-action 60 Play indicator 29 PLAY/PAUSE button 8, 9, 59, 60, 65 Playback...
Information to User This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.