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LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER
MODEL
VL - Z501D
VL - Z301D
OPERATION MANUAL
Please read this operation
manual carefully before using
the camcorder.

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  • Page 1 LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER MODEL VL - Z501D VL - Z301D OPERATION MANUAL Please read this operation manual carefully before using the camcorder.
  • Page 2 Before using the camcorder, please read this operation manual carefully, especially page vi. OPERATION MANUAL ENGLISH WARNING CAUTION To prevent shock, do not open the To prevent fire or shock hazard, cabinet. No user serviceable parts do not expose this apparatus to inside.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Supplied Accessories ..................v Optional Accessories ..................v Precautions ......................vi Operation References Part Names ............. 1 Warning Indicators ..........4 Preparation Attaching and Removing the Battery Pack ..... 6 Charging the Battery Pack ........8 Powering the Camcorder from an AC Outlet ..9 Inserting and Removing a Cassette .....
  • Page 4 Control Buttons ............. 31 Useful Features Using the Mode Screens ........31 Using the Menu Screens ........32 Camera Recording Setting the Digital Zoom ........33 Backlight Compensation (BLC) ......34 Gain-up ..............35 Fade in and Fade out ..........36 Quick Return ............
  • Page 5 Contents Playback Advanced Features Using the Time Code ..........59 Audio Dubbing Feature ......... 60 Selecting the Audio Playback Mode ..... 62 Editing ..............63 Recording from an External Source ...... 64 Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394) ....66 Using the Camcorder as a Converter ....
  • Page 6: Supplied Accessories

    Supplied Accessories Battery pack Audio/video/S-video BT-L226 Power cord AC adapter cable CR2025 type CR1216 type lithium battery lithium battery Remote control for remote control for camcorder Lens cap 8 MB SD Memory Card CD-ROM USB cable The accessories with * mark are not supplied with VL-Z301D (only supplied with VL-Z501D).
  • Page 7: Precautions

    Precautions • • Always respect prohibitions or restric- Before recording an important scene, tions on the use of electronic equipment please perform the recording test, then on commercial flights or in other sensi- playback to check if the scene was re- tive areas.
  • Page 8: Dew Formation

    Dew Formation For example, when bringing the camcorder indoors after skiing, place it in • What is “dew formation”? a plastic bag. When cold water is poured into a glass, dew drops form on the glass. This clinging of water drops is called dew formation. •...
  • Page 9: Dirty Video Heads

    If the video heads become clogged, the • After about 20 seconds, video head v indicator appears on the screen. Contact cleaning automatically finishes, and the nearest SHARP service centre or your “EJECT THE CASSETTE.” displays. dealer for further advice. Remove the cleaning tape.
  • Page 10: Operation References

    Operation References Part Names For details on the use of each part, refer to the page number indicated in parentheses. Front view Operation button (p. 31) Zoom lens DISPLAY button (p. 31) Stereo microphone LCD LAMP button (p. 24)
  • Page 11 Operation References Left view USB terminal (p. 83) Earphones jack (VL-Z501D only) (p. 29) LCD monitor (p. 19) DC IN jack (pp. 8, 9) AV terminal (pp. 30, 63, 64, 68) Terminal cover (pp. 29, 30, 63, 64, 66, 68, 83) DV terminal (pp.
  • Page 12 Right view Power Zoom Wide angle/ Window cleaning cover PHOTO button Telephoto control (p. 23)/ (p. 95) (pp. 38, 51, 70) VOLume control (p. 28) Viewfinder (pp. 17, 18) Media Selection switch (V Tape mode/u Card STANDBY indicator mode selection (p.
  • Page 13: Warning Indicators

    L AMP close to the end of its service life. Call your local L AMP authorized Sharp dealer to have it replaced. The battery is almost depleted when the camcorder transfers data through the USB cable. Use the AC adapter or fully charged...
  • Page 14 Displayed for Description of warning 5 seconds The card is not inserted or is inserted improperly. Check that it is properly inserted (see page 11). MEMORY CARD The capacity of the card is full and cannot store any more images. MEMORY CARD Delete unnecessary images (see page 78) or replace the card with...
  • Page 15: Preparation

    Preparation Preparation Attaching and Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow with the “m” mark facing Removing the Battery out. Pack Attaching Power switch “m” mark Make sure that the Power switch is set to OFF. Push the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
  • Page 16 Slide the battery release in the pack while pressing the release. direction of the arrow. • Use only SHARP model BT-L226 battery packs with this camcorder. Use of other batteries may create a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 17: Charging The Battery Pack

    • See pages 94 and 95 for more information on POWER/CHARGE (RED) using the battery pack. indicator • Charge only SHARP model BT-L226 battery packs. Other types of battery packs may burst, causing personal injury and damage. • When attaching the supplied audio/video/S- video cable or USB cable, remove the DC plug, open the terminal cover and connect it.
  • Page 18: Powering The Camcorder From An Ac Outlet

    Powering the Insert the DC plug into the DC IN jack of the camcorder. Camcorder from an POWER/CHARGE (RED) AC Outlet indicator You can also power the camcorder from a power outlet by using the supplied AC adapter. Note: • The supplied AC adapter is specially designed for use with this camcorder, and DC IN jack should not be used as a power supply for...
  • Page 19: Inserting And Removing A Cassette

    Preparation Inserting and Wait for the cassette holder to fully retract. Close the compartment door Removing a Cassette by pressing its centre until it clicks into place. Inserting Attach the power source to the camcorder, then slide and hold the cassette compartment door release as you open the cassette compart- ment door.
  • Page 20: Inserting And Removing A Card

    Inserting and Removing Removing a Card Perform steps 1 and 2 above, push the card and release slowly (1). Then pull the card straight out (2) as shown below. You can use an SD Memory Card (supplied with VL-Z501D) or a MultiMediaCard (commercially available) for storing still images.
  • Page 21: Installing The Lithium Batteries

    Preparation Installing the Lithium Batteries Removing the Memory Battery Perform steps 1 to 4 above, Installing the Memory Battery then lift out the battery by using a pointed object such as The supplied CR 1216 type lithium battery is the tip of a ballpoint pen. used to store the memory of the date and time settings.
  • Page 22: Selecting The Language For The On-screen Display

    Changing • Do not short-circuit, recharge, disassemble, or heat the lithium battery. In Tape Camera or Card Camera • Should the lithium battery leak, wipe the battery compartment clean, and then insert a mode, press the DISPLAY button until new battery. the mode screen appears.
  • Page 23: Setting The Date And Time

    Preparation Setting the Date and Press l or m to select “EXECUTE”, then press the centre of the Operation Time button. Available modes: O T H E R S 2 T I ME C O D E O F F Tape Camera, Card Camera T C O U T O F F...
  • Page 24: Using The Lens Cap

    Using the Lens Cap Press m or l to select “30” (minute), then press the centre of the Operation button. Attach the strap of the lens cap to the hand strap as shown below. SE T T I NG 6 2 0 0 4 •...
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    Preparation Using the Grip Adjusting the Hand Strap Rotate the grip 135° forward or 90° downward so that you can record images easily from high or low angle (see page 20). Open the hand strap flap (1) and grip strap (2). Grip strap 135°...
  • Page 26: Detaching The Lens Hood

    Detaching the Lens Using the Viewfinder Hood You can record the subject using the electronic viewfinder. You can also watch Before using a commercially available playback through the viewfinder. conversion lens, detach the lens hood as shown below. Viewfinder Power switch Pull out the viewfinder completely.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Dioptre

    Preparation Closing the viewfinder Adjusting the dioptre Adjust the dioptre according to your Push in the viewfinder completely. eyesight when the picture in the viewfinder or the characters on the on-screen display is not clear. Pull out the viewfinder completely. Hold down the Lock button and set the Power switch to v.
  • Page 28: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD • You can also fold the LCD monitor into the camcorder with the screen Monitor facing out for watching playback on the monitor. You can use the LCD monitor to play back recordings that you have made or to watch the subject during recording.
  • Page 29: Tips On Recording Positions

    Preparation Tips on Recording Positions To create images that are easy to watch during playback, try to record with an upright posture and steady hands to prevent a shaky image. Holding the camcorder Put your right hand through the hand strap, and place your left hand under the camcorder for support.
  • Page 30: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Camera Recording Selecting the Camcorder Mode Media Selection switch This camcorder includes functions for use as both a video camera for recording and playing back images on tapes and as a digital still camera for recording and playing back still images on cards. One of the following camcorder modes needs to be set before starting any operation.
  • Page 31: Easy Camera Recording On Tape In Full Auto Mode

    Basic Operations Camera Recording Press the Record Start/Stop button to Easy Camera begin recording. Recording on Tape in Full Auto Mode R E C Available mode: Tape Camera • Before you start recording, perform the operations described on pages 6 through 20 to prepare your camcorder for recording.
  • Page 32: Zooming

    Zooming To pause recording Press the Record Start/Stop button again. Available modes: Recording pauses, and the camcorder Tape Camera, Card Camera enters Recording Standby mode. Zooming allows you to move visually closer to or farther from a subject without physi- P A U S E cally changing your position.
  • Page 33: Power Standby Mode

    Basic Operations Camera Recording Power Standby Mode • The camcorder will turn off automatically in 5 minutes after setting Power Standby mode if it remains in Recording Standby mode after Available mode: canceling Power Standby mode. Tape Camera — When Power Standby mode, for example, is cancelled after 3 minutes, the Power Standby mode allows you to prevent camcorder will turn off if recording is not...
  • Page 34: Auto Focus

    Macro Shots Auto Focus Available modes: Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera Tape Camera, Card Camera The camcorder is preset to Auto Focus This camcorder lets you shoot close-up mode, which is designed to focus on most images of small objects such as flowers and types of subjects.
  • Page 35: Remaining Recording Time Display

    Basic Operations Camera Recording Remaining Recording Remaining Battery Time Display Power Display Available mode: Available modes: Tape Camera All modes When the camcorder is recording in Tape When using the camcorder with the battery Camera mode, an on-screen indicator pack as the power source, the remaining displays the approximate remaining tape battery power indicator is displayed.
  • Page 36: Playback

    Basic Operations Playback Tape Playback Note: • If you press the Record Start/Stop button in Tape Playback mode, the “g” mark appears Available mode: and the camcorder enters Recording Tape Playback Standby mode. If you do not intend to record, press l to turn the “g”...
  • Page 37: Volume Control

    Basic Operations Playback Volume Control Video Search Available mode: Available mode: Tape Playback Tape Playback When the camcorder is in Tape Playback The video search function makes it easy to mode, push the Volume control to the L or search for a desired scene on the tape. + side to increase (1) or decrease (2) the Searching for a Scene Near volume.
  • Page 38: Using Earphones (commercially Available, Vl-z501d Only)

    Using Earphones Adjusting the Phones (Commercially Available, Volume (VL-Z501D only) VL-Z501D only) Available mode: Tape Camera Available modes: Tape Playback, Tape Camera You can adjust the phones volume if sound through the earphones is difficult to hear. You can monitor the sound via stereo earphones (commercially available) during Set the Media Selection switch to V, playback or recording.
  • Page 39: Watching Playback On A Tv

    Basic Operations Playback Watching Playback Note: • Check that the camcorder, TV, VCR and on a TV other equipment to be used are turned off before making any connections. Picture noise or malfunction may occur Available modes: if any of the above is left on while Tape Playback, Card Playback making a connection.
  • Page 40: Useful Features

    Useful Features Using the Mode Screens Control Buttons Operation button In the mode screens, you can adjust the camcorder settings by using the Operation Media Selection switch button. Set to the desired camcorder mode by using the Media Selection switch and the Power switch (see page 21).
  • Page 41: Using The Menu Screens

    Useful Features Using the Menu Screens Press l or m to select the desired menu screen (T), then press the centre of the Operation button. Use the menu screens to adjust the various Example camcorder settings. S E T T I N G 1 Operation button Q K .
  • Page 42: Camera Recording

    Useful Features Camera Recording Setting the Digital Press l or m to select “DGTL ZOOM”, then press the centre of the Zoom Operation button. Available mode: S E T T I N G 1 Q K . R E T U RN Tape Camera OF F DG T L...
  • Page 43: Backlight Compensation (blc)

    Useful Features Camera Recording Press the DISPLAY button to turn off Backlight the mode screen. Compensation (BLC) • “x” appears when on-screen indicators are turned on, indicating that the backlight compensation is now Available modes: working. Tape Camera, Card Camera When the subject is backlit, the image will appear dark if it is recorded normally.
  • Page 44: Gain-up

    To cancel the gain-up function Gain-up Select “OFF” in step 3 above. Available modes: Notes: Tape Camera, Card Camera • You may experience some picture noise in Gain-up mode, which increases when the When you are recording in a dark or poorly e appears.
  • Page 45: Fade In And Fade Out

    Useful Features Camera Recording Fade In and Fade Out Press the DISPLAY button until on- screen indicators appear. Available mode: Press the Record Start/Stop button to Tape Camera begin recording. • The picture turns white, and the The fade function allows you to gradually image and sound fade in.
  • Page 46: Quick Return

    Quick Return Press l or m to select “START”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available mode: • “SEARCH” flashes, and the tape Tape Camera begins fast forwarding or rewinding If while playing back your tape you want to to the end of the last recorded scene.
  • Page 47: Edit Search

    Useful Features Camera Recording Edit Search Still Recording on Tape Available mode: Tape Camera Available mode: Tape Camera The edit search function lets you search, without switching from Tape Camera mode You can record continuous still images of to Tape Playback mode, for the point on the subjects.
  • Page 48: Digital Image Stabilization (dis)

    Digital Image Press the DISPLAY button to turn off the menu screen. Stabilization (DIS) • The DIS indicator only appears when the on-screen indicators are turned Available mode: Tape Camera DIS indicator The digital image stabilization (DIS) function T A P E allows you to stabilize the image by electronically compensating for relatively minor image shaking that is often annoying...
  • Page 49: Self Recording

    Useful Features Camera Recording Self Recording Set the Media Selection switch to V or u. Normal self recording Set the Power switch to v. • The subject is displayed in the Available modes: viewfinder, and a mirror image of the Tape Camera, Card Camera subject is displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 50: Self Recording With Reversed Grip

    Self recording with reversed Open the LCD monitor to a 90° angle to the camcorder body (1), and then grip rotate it 180° vertically (2). Available mode: Tape Camera 90˚ Rotate the grip 90° and the LCD monitor 180° vertically so that you can record yourself while holding the grip.
  • Page 51: Wide Screen (16:9)

    Useful Features Camera Recording Wide Screen (16:9) Press l or m to select “16:9”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available mode: Tape Camera S E T T I N G 2 D I S 1 6 9 O F F The wide screen function lets you record A UD I O MOD E...
  • Page 52: Recording In Lp (long Play Recording) Mode

    Recording in LP (Long Press l or m to select “LP”, then press the centre of the Operation Play Recording) Mode button. T AP E SP E ED Available mode: Tape Camera Press the DISPLAY button to turn off This camcorder allows you to record in LP the menu screen.
  • Page 53: Windbreak

    Useful Features Camera Recording Windbreak To cancel Windbreak Select “OFF” in step 6 above. Available mode: Tape Camera Note: • Keep the windbreak function off during normal recording. If left on, the recorded The windbreak function allows you to audio may sound somewhat muffled when reduce annoying noise from strong winds played back.
  • Page 54: Selecting The 16-bit Audio Recording Mode

    Selecting the 16-bit Press l or m to select “16bit”, then press the centre of the Operation Audio Recording button. Mode AUD I O MODE 1 6 bit Available mode: Press the DISPLAY button to turn off Tape Camera the menu screen. •...
  • Page 55: Using The Remote Control (only Supplied With Vl-z501d)

    REMOT E • The remote control (RRMCGA149WJSA) is not supplied with VL-Z301D. Contact the Press the DISPLAY button to turn off nearest SHARP service center or your dealer the menu screen. for purchasing as specified part.
  • Page 56: Tape Playback Functions With The Remote Control (only Supplied With Vl-z501d)

    Tape Playback Slow Functions with the The slow function allows you to play back images in slow motion. Remote Control (Only supplied with VL-Z501D) During Tape Playback, press the SLOW button (f). Available mode: Then, select the tape direction using Tape Playback the advance/reverse buttons (j or You can use the following playback...
  • Page 57: Selecting The Date And Time Of Recording Display

    Useful Features Playback Press the DISPLAY button until the Selecting the Date date (or date and time) appears. and Time of Recording Display . 2 6 . Available modes: P L A Y S T O P R EW All modes Notes: Follow the procedure below to select the •...
  • Page 58: Picture Effect Playback

    Picture Effect Press the DISPLAY button to turn off the mode screen. Playback To cancel Picture Effect Playback Available modes: Tape Playback, Card Playback Select “OFF” in step 3 above. Notes: These picture effects let you play back • Video images in Picture Effect Playback images with a more dramatic effect.
  • Page 59: Rotate Playback

    Useful Features Playback Rotate Playback To cancel Rotate Playback Press the centre of the Operation button Available mode: in step 7 above. Tape Playback Notes: This function allows you to play back • When executing Rotate Playback during Tape images rotated 180°. Playback, playback will stop.
  • Page 60: Copying An Image From Tape To Card

    Copying an Image Press the PHOTO button to copy the image to the card. from Tape to Card • The S indicator flashes red while the image is copied. Available mode: Tape Playback AUDIO You can capture your favourite image frame from a video tape recording and save it on card.
  • Page 61: Advanced Features

    Advanced Features Advanced Features Camera Recording Camera Recording Manual Focus Operation button Power Zoom control Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera Auto Focus may not be able to focus on the subject in the situations shown below. In such situations, set the camcorder to Manual Focus mode and focus manually.
  • Page 62: Returning To Auto Focus

    Returning to Auto Displaying the Manual Focus Setting Screen Available modes: Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera Tape Camera, Card Camera You can set Manual Focus mode to Auto You can manually adjust these settings as Focus mode with the operation below. shown below in the manual setting screen.
  • Page 63: White Balance Lock

    Advanced Features Camera Recording White Balance Lock Aim the lens at a white object. White paper or white cloth Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera The colour of the subject on the screen looks different depending on lighting conditions. Lock the White Balance if the Auto White Balance does not work properly.
  • Page 64: Manual Iris

    Manual Iris Press l or m to select “IRIS”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera F U L L A U T O The camcorder is preset to Auto Iris mode, WH I T E B A L . I R I S A U T O which automatically selects the optimal...
  • Page 65: Manual Gain

    Advanced Features Camera Recording Manual Gain Press l or m to select “GAIN”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera F U L L A U T O When recording in a dark or poorly WH I T E B A L .
  • Page 66: Setting The Camcorder To Full Auto Mode

    Setting the Press l or m to select “EXECUTE”, then press the centre of the Operation Camcorder to Full button. Auto Mode F U L L A U T O E X E C U T E Available modes: WH I T E B A L . A U T O Tape Camera, Card Camera I R I S...
  • Page 67: Scene Menu (program Ae)

    Advanced Features Camera Recording Scene Menu • The example screens shown are for Tape Camera mode. (Program AE) In Tape Camera or Card Camera mode, press the DISPLAY button until Available modes: the mode screen appears. Tape Camera, Card Camera Press l or m on the Operation You can set the camcorder to a shooting button to select “SCENE MENU”,...
  • Page 68: Advanced Features

    Advanced Features Playback Using the Time Code Press the DISPLAY button to turn off the menu screen. • The time code appears when the on- Available modes: screen indicators are turned on. Tape Camera, Tape Playback The time code shows the hour, minute and AUDIO 2 second of recording, and the frame number (1 frame = approx.
  • Page 69: Audio Dubbing Feature

    Advanced Features Playback Audio Dubbing Audio Recording Feature In normal recording mode 12-bit audio recording Available mode: The audio is recorded in stereo on Audio 1. Tape Playback Audio 1: Stereo (left and right) sound Audio 2: No audio You can add narration to recordings made with this camcorder, while preserving the 16-bit audio recording original audio and video recordings.
  • Page 70: Audio Dubbing

    Audio Dubbing If you wish to change the dubbed audio or dub addi- Play back the Mini DV cassette tional scenes recorded in SP mode and locate the tape position where you wish to start Press the DISPLAY button to turn off audio dubbing.
  • Page 71: Selecting The Audio Playback Mode

    Advanced Features Playback Selecting the Audio Press l or m to select V, then press the centre of the Operation Playback Mode button. Press l or m to select “AUDIO”, Available mode: Tape Playback then press the centre of the Operation button.
  • Page 72: Editing

    Editing Cutting Unwanted Se- quences Available mode: Play back the tape to be edited on the Tape Playback camcorder, and locate the beginning and end of the sequence you wish to Video editing lets you refine your videos by cut. Write down the time code reading removing unwanted sequences from your tape, or transposing one sequence with at the beginning and end of that...
  • Page 73: Recording From An External Source

    Advanced Features Playback Recording from an Notes: • See page 2 for how to open the terminal External Source cover. • If the source equipment has only one audio output jack, use the white plug for the audio Available mode: connection on the source equipment.
  • Page 74: To Record From An External Source

    To Record from an External Notes: • To pause recording, press m. Press m again Source to resume recording. • To operate by remote control, perform steps 1 In Tape Playback mode, press the to 7 above, and press the TAPE REC START/ DISPLAY button until the mode STOP button, then press the PAUSE/STILL screen appears.
  • Page 75: Editing With The Dv Terminal (ieee1394)

    Advanced Features Playback To Record to Video Equip- Editing with the DV ment Terminal (IEEE1394) See “Cutting Unwanted Sequences” on Available mode: page 63, using the video equipment as the Tape Playback recording source. Note: This camcorder can be used as a digital •...
  • Page 76 To Record from Video Equip- Notes: • Make sure that the video equipment from ment which you are recording can output dubbing signals via the DV terminal. Set the camcorder to Tape Playback • If the video equipment is not set to playback mode, and insert a Mini DV cassette.
  • Page 77: Using The Camcorder As A Converter

    Advanced Features Playback Using the Camcorder Set the camcorder to Tape Playback mode, and make sure that playback is as a Converter stopped. Press the DISPLAY button until the Available mode: Tape Playback mode screen appears. Select “MENU”, then “EXECUTE” by You can use this camcorder to convert from using the Operation button (see page analog signal (e.g.
  • Page 78 Press the DISPLAY button to turn off the menu screen. Press the Play button on the analog equipment • Check the monitor on the digital equipment to see if the picture is being properly received. Press the Record button on the digital equipment.
  • Page 79: Digital Still Camera Features

    Digital Still Camera Features Digital Still Camera Features Camera Recording Camera Recording Card Recording Adjust the Power Zoom control to frame the subject as you desire. Available mode: Press the PHOTO button half-way Card Camera down to focus on the subject. •...
  • Page 80: Selecting The Picture Quality

    Selecting the Picture Select “MENU”, then “EXECUTE” by using the Operation button (see page Quality 32). Press l or m to select Y, then Available mode: Card Camera press the centre of the Operation button. The picture quality of still images recorded Press l or m to select “REC on the card depends on the picture quality MODE”, then press the centre of the...
  • Page 81: Recording With The Self-timer

    Digital Still Camera Features Camera Recording Recording with the Press the PHOTO button to start the self-timer. Self-timer • The self-timer operating indicator flashes while the timer counts down. Available mode: Card Camera Self-timer operating indicator The self-timer function allows you to record images after a time-lag of 10 seconds.
  • Page 82: Formatting A Card

    Formatting a Card Press l or m to select “FORMAT”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available mode: Card Camera O T H E RS 2 F ORMA T E X E C U T E 1 2 H 2 4 H R E T UR N Before using a commercially available card S E T T I NG...
  • Page 83: Setting The File Numbering Method

    Digital Still Camera Features Camera Recording Setting the File Press l or m to select “SERIAL” or “RESET”, then press the centre of the Numbering Method Operation button. F I L E NO. RE S E T Available mode: Card Camera Press the DISPLAY button to turn off The camcorder automatically assigns file the menu screen.
  • Page 84: Card Playback

    Digital Still Camera Features Playback Card Playback Note: • Holding down j or k increases the speed of motion of the selection frame. Available mode: Card Playback Press the centre of the Operation button. You can play back and view still images •...
  • Page 85: Playback Zoom With The Remote Control (only Supplied With Vl-z501d)

    Digital Still Camera Features Playback Playback Zoom with During Card Playback, press the ZOOM T button to zoom in. the Remote Control Playback zoom indicator (Only supplied with VL-Z501D) Available mode: Card Playback The playback zoom function allows you to magnify the playback picture up to 10 times its original size and shift the magnified picture by using the remote control.
  • Page 86: Delete Protection

    Delete Protection Press the centre of the Operation button to set delete protection. • The R indicator appears. Available mode: Delete protection indicator Card Playback You can prevent your important images recorded on the card from accidental erasure. In Card Playback mode, press the DISPLAY button until the mode P RO T E C T screen appears.
  • Page 87: Deleting Stored Images

    Digital Still Camera Features Playback Deleting Stored Press j, k, l or m to select the image to be deleted. Images Available mode: Card Playback Deleting One Stored Image D E L E T E You can delete unwanted images to free up P A G E NORMA L memory of a card for new images.
  • Page 88: Deleting All Stored Images

    Deleting All Stored Images Press l or m to select “YES”, then press the centre of the Operation You can delete all stored images on a card button. in one operation. • To cancel the setting, select “NO”. Notes: Press the DISPLAY button to finish •...
  • Page 89: Print Order

    Digital Still Camera Features Playback Print Order Press l or m to select “PRI. SELECT”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available mode: • The PRINT indicator appears. Card Playback The print order function allows you to add print information called DPOF to still images recorded on a card.
  • Page 90 To cancel the print order for an image Note: • A warning indicator appears when the Select the image for cancelling out of print order is set to more than 999 print order in step 6 above, then press images. To turn off the warning indicator, press the Operation button.
  • Page 91: Transferring Data On Card To Computer

    Digital Still Camera Features Playback Transferring Data on Card to Computer Using the supplied USB cable, you can transfer still images to a computer. System Requirements • Operating systems — Microsoft Windowsb XP Home Edition/Professional — Microsoft Windowsb 2000 Professional —...
  • Page 92 Click the “USB driver” button. • Welcome screen appears. Click the “Next” button. • Information screen appears Click the “Next” button. • Installation begins. Confirm the message on the screen, and then click the “Finish” button to complete the installation. Note: •...
  • Page 93: Disconnecting The Usb Cable

    Digital Still Camera Features Playback Image Folders and File Disconnecting the USB Names cable Double-click the My Computer icon on the Windows Me/2000/XP PC and find a new drive called “Removable Disk (F:)” (or other drive letter, depending Close Explorer or any open applica- on your PC configuration).
  • Page 94: Slide Show Playback

    Slide Show Playback Press l or m to select S, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available mode: Card Playback Press l or m to select “SLIDE SHOW”, then press the centre of the You can automatically play back consecu- Operation button.
  • Page 95: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Picture/Backlight Press j or k to adjust the item to the desired setting, then press the Adjustments centre of the Operation button. Available modes: – LCD BR I GHT All modes Darker Brighter If the picture is difficult to see due to ambient light or other factors, adjust the –...
  • Page 96: Adjusting The Backlight

    Adjusting the Backlight Press the DISPLAY button until the mode screen appears. Press l or m on the Operation button to select “MENU”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Press l or m to select “EXECUTE”, then press the centre of the Operation button.
  • Page 97: Turning Off The Confirmation Sound

    Appendix Turning off the Press l or m to select “OFF”, then press the centre of the Operation Confirmation Sound button. BE E P Available modes: All modes Press the DISPLAY button to turn off A confirmation sound is made when you the menu screen.
  • Page 98: Setting The Camcorder To Factory Presettings

    Setting the Press l or m to select “YES”, then press the centre of the Operation Camcorder to button. Factory Presettings • To cancel the setting, select “NO”. Press the DISPLAY button to turn off Available modes: the menu screen. All modes Note: You can set the camcorder to the factory...
  • Page 99: Demonstration Mode

    Appendix Demonstration Mode Press l or m to select “ON”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Available modes: Tape Camera, Card Camera DEMO MODE You can watch a brief demonstration of the Set the Power switch to OFF, then special camcorder features in Demo mode.
  • Page 100: Useful Information

    Useful Information • Horizontal panning (lateral movement) and tilting (vertical movement) should be done slowly to emphasize the wide expanse of Hints for Better Shooting a scene or the height of a building, and to make scenes easy to watch during •...
  • Page 101: Mini Dv Cassette

    Appendix Mini DV Cassette To protect recordings against accidental erasure Slide the protect tab on the rear of the Mini DV cassette to the “SAVE” position. Erasure protect tab Precautions when using a Mini DV cassette • Be sure to use only Mini DV cassettes with To record over a previously recorded tape, the i mark.
  • Page 102 • An SD Memory Card has more advanced Note: features than a MultiMediaCard, including • Sharp Corporation cannot be held liable cryptographic security for copyrighted for data that is lost through improper data and a selectable mechanical write- handling of the storage media.
  • Page 103: Battery Pack

    (see page 7). Note: • Use only SHARP BT-L226 battery packs. These are designed specifically for use with this camcorder.
  • Page 104 Closing the viewfinder with fluorescent lamp may need to be replaced. the window cleaning cover opened may Contact the nearest SHARP service centre cause malfunction. or your dealer for further advice.
  • Page 105: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Appendix Using Your Camcorder Abroad Television signal standards and electrical voltages and frequencies vary substantially from country to country. When you are abroad, check the sections below before using the AC adapter or connecting the camcorder to a TV. AC Adapter (Supplied Accessory) The supplied AC adapter is compatible with 50 Hz and 60 Hz electrical systems in the range of 110 V to 240 V AC.
  • Page 106: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling for service, please check the following troubleshooting table. Symptom Possible cause Suggested solution No power. Power source is not properly con- Connect power source properly nected. (pp. 6, 9). Battery pack is not charged. Charge battery pack sufficiently (p.
  • Page 107 Appendix Symptom Possible cause Suggested solution No image appears Video input channel on TV or TV Select video input channel or TV on connected TV channel is not selected properly. channel properly (p. 30). screen. Audio/video/S-video cable is not Connect audio/video/S-video cable properly connected.
  • Page 108 Symptom Possible cause Suggested solution Cancel the protection setting (p. Cannot delete image Image is delete-protected. on card. 77). Contact your dealer for advise. Cannot format card. —— Warm up battery pack, for example Battery pack is easily Using camcorder in extremely cold in your pocket, just before using it.
  • Page 109 Appendix Symptom Possible cause Suggested solution Remote control does REMOTE menu item is set to “OFF”. Set REMOTE menu item to “ON” not function. (p. 46). Remote control battery has run Replace remote control battery with down. new one (p. 12). Remote control used beyond oper- Use remote control within operating ating range.
  • Page 110: Specifications

    Specifications Camcorder Signal System: PAL standard Recording System: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system Cassette: Digital VCR Mini DV video cassette Recording/Playback Time: 90 minutes (DVM60, LP mode) Tape Speed: SP mode: 18.831 mm/second LP mode: 12.568 mm/second Pickup Device: ⁄...
  • Page 111: On-screen Display Index

    Appendix On-screen Display Index Tape Camera mode p. 26 p. 39 p. 37 S E T T I N G 1 Q K . R E T U R N p. 33 D G T L Z O OM p. 43 p.
  • Page 112 Tape Playback mode p. 26 AUDIO 2 p. 62 P L A Y S T O P R EW P L A Y B A C K S E T p. 50 R O T A T E P B p.
  • Page 113 Appendix Card Camera mode p. 26 / 9 8 1 NORMA L p. 70 p. 71 p. 57 A U T O A U T O A U T O S E T T I N G 1 p. 74 F I L E N O .
  • Page 114 Card Playback mode - 0 1 0 NORMA L p. 75 p. 75 P A G E NORMA L S E L E C T I MG S E L E C T I MG F U L L F U L L MULT I MULT I S E L E C T I MG...
  • Page 115 SHARP CORPORATION Printed in China TINS-A982WJZZ 03P09-C-G...

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