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Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc.
3890 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA 30093
Pointe Claire,
Tel. 404-279-5600
3219 Koapaka Street, Honolulu, HI 96819
Tel. 808-836-3621
P4707085 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 1993
Video Camera/Recorder
3300 Trans Canada Hwy.,
Quebec, H9R1B1, CANADA
Tel. 514-697-9150
E72900 E72118
Printed in Japan



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  • Page 1 HITACHI Instruction Manual Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. 3890 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA 30093 Pointe Claire, Tel. 404-279-5600 HITACHI SALES CORPORATION OF HAWAII, INC. 3219 Koapaka Street, Honolulu, HI 96819 Tel. 808-836-3621 P4707085 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 1993 KM-M(N) Video Camera/Recorder VM-1600A/VM-2600A HITACHI (HSC) CANADA INC.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

  • Page 4: Warnings

    CAUTION: Avoid operating your camcorder immediately after moving it from a cold area to a warm humid area. Give the camcorder 2 to 3 hours to acclimate to the surroundings before inserting a video cassette. When moved from a cold area to a warm humid area, moisture may condense on the head drum inside the machine.
  • Page 5: Precautions

    WARNINGS PRECAUTIONS Any problems that occur as a result of any of the following conditions will not be covered by our warranty. Be careful that no water, dust, or sand enters the camera/recorder. When you are not using the camera/recorder, switch off the power and attach the lens cap.
  • Page 6: Features

    WARNINGS FEATURES • Digital zoom up to X 24 (only for VM-2600A) • Solid-state camera pickup • High Quality picture technology • Auto focus power zoom Lens with macro feature • Full record and playback capability with standard • High speed shutter •...
  • Page 7: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument. But, safety is your responsibility too. This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of a Video Camera/Recorder and accessory equipment.
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS They may result in shock or fire hazard. Periodically examine the cord and have it replaced by your service technician if appearance indicates damage or deteriorated insulation. 7 Power Cord Protection -- Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
  • Page 9 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS overturn. 12 Outdoor Antenna Grounding -- If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the video product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.
  • Page 11 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS SERVICE 17 Servicing -- Do not attempt to service this video product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 18 Conditions Requiring Service -- Unplug this video product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions.
  • Page 12: Important Safety Instructions For Ac Adapter/Charger

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AC ADAPTER/CHARGER IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AC ADAPTER/CHARGER 1. Save these instructions - This page contains important safety and operating instructions for AC Adaptor/Charger Model VM-AC66. 2. Before using AC Adaptor/Charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) AC Adapter/Charger, (2) battery and (3) product using battery.
  • Page 13: Electronic Viewfinder (Evf)

    ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER (EVF) ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER (EVF) You can adjust the position and angle of the viewfinder so you can see through it easily with your left eye as well as your right eye. NOTE: Put the viewfinder back to original position when storing the camera/recorder into the carrying case or carrying the camera/recorder.
  • Page 14: Loading Battery For Date/Time

    LOADING BATTERY FOR DATE/TIME LOADING BATTERY FOR DATE/TIME You may want to install the date/time battery (provided) immediately to prevent misplacing it. 1. Pull the battery holder with coint etc. 2. Insert the date/time battery with the "+" terminal facing out. 3.
  • Page 15 LOADING BATTERY FOR DATE/TIME WARNING: Keep this battery away from children. If swallowed, consult a physician immediately for emergency treatment.
  • Page 16: Power Sources

    POWER SOURCES POWER SOURCES WHEN USING WITH THE BATTERY (Provided) • To attach, align the mark " " of the battery with that of the camera/recorder so that the battery fits into the groves, and slide the battery downward, as illustrated. •...
  • Page 17: When Using With The Ac Adapter/Charger (Provided)

    " when using the AC adaptor/charger to power the camera/recorder. WHEN USING WITH THE CAR BATTERY (By using optional car battery cord Hitachi VM-CC70A) 1. Connect the small plug of the car battery cord to the "DC IN 9.6V" jack of the camera/recorder.
  • Page 18 • The car battery cord is designed to be used only with automobiles having a 12-volt negative ground system. • To prevent fire or shock hazard or damage to your camera/recorder, please use with Hitachi's car battery cord model VM-CC70A.
  • Page 19: Checking The Battery

    CHECKING THE BATTERY CHECKING THE BATTERY When the " " indication appears in the viewfinder and flashes while the camera/recorder is being operated with a battery (provided), it indicates that the battery charge is low. Charge it or replace it with a charged battery. NOTE: Whenever the linear time counter or time remaining display is present in the viewfinder, the battery level indicator "...
  • Page 20: Charging A Battery

    CHARGING A BATTERY CHARGING A BATTERY 1. Plug the AC adaptor/charger power cord into AC electrical outlet. 2. Attach the battery to the AC adaptor/charger. Align the reference arrow on the battery with that of AC adaptor/charger and push the battery flush with the AC adaptor/charger and slide it in the direction of arrow.
  • Page 21 CHARGING A BATTERY operation time becomes too short to be useful, it is time to replace the battery. 9. If "CHARGE" and "POWER" lights on the AC adaptor/charger start flashing, remove the battery and then reattach it. If after several attempts both lights continue to flash, this means your battery cannot take a charge and must be replaced with a new one.
  • Page 22: Making A Sample Recording

    MAKING A SAMPLE RECORDING MAKING A SAMPLE RECORDING 1. Connect the POWER SOURCE. (See pages 9 and 10.) 2. Press "EJECT" button and insert the cassette so the transparent window is toward you and the arrow toward the cassette holder. Slide the cassette into cassette holder as far as it will go.
  • Page 24 MAKING A SAMPLE RECORDING NOTE: See page 43 for "EYEPIECE ADJUSTMENT". 6. Now, press record star/stop or "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button to start shooting the picture. The "REC" indication appears in the viewfinder and you are now recording the picture you see through the viewfinder. 7.
  • Page 25 MAKING A SAMPLE RECORDING 9. Press "REW" button. The tape will be rewound to the beginning 10. Press "PLAY" button. The picture you just recorded will be seen through the viewfinder. NOTE: If you connect the camera/recorder to your TV, you can see the picture played back on your TV.
  • Page 26 MAKING A SAMPLE RECORDING NOTE: If you have a cassette tape that has already been partially recorded on and you want to record the remaining blank section, see "QUICK EDIT" on page 27.
  • Page 27: Identification And Operation Of Controls

    IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS Diagram of camera Accessory Shoe Used to attach the DC camera light (optional). Record Indicator This indicator lights up to indicate that the camera/recorder is recording. During self timer operation, this light flashes to indicate recording is about to begin then stays on to indicate recording has started.
  • Page 28 IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS Releases the battery attached to the video camera/recorder. "LOW LIGHT" Button Press this button when shooting in a dark place such as outdoors at night. You can record the subject as a bright picture. NOTE: This switch has no effect in a bright place. "DISPLAY"...
  • Page 29 IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS Used to review the last few seconds of the recorded segment in the record/pause mode. "TITLE" Button Press this button to create and record personalized titles on your videos with the camera/recorder's built-in titler. (See "TITLE RECORDING" on page 34.) "RESET/T-160/T-180"...
  • Page 30 IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS Diagram of buttons "PLAY" Button Used for playback of tape recorded in the SP mode. NOTE: When the camera/recorder is in the record/pause (stand-by) mode, pressing and holding this button will play the tape at normal speed. "REW"...
  • Page 31 IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS microphone. "MIC WIND/NORM" Switch This switch is used to reduce noise that occurs due to wind. Place the switch in the NORMAL position for normal use. "F.FWD" Button Press this button during stop or rewind mode, and fast-forwarding starts. "FAST FWD" appears in the viewfinder whenever the tape counter or time remaining is present.
  • Page 32 IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS • These buttons are used for title making buttons when the "TITLE" button is pressed. (See "TITLE RECORDING" on page 34.) • These buttons may be also used to set the date and time during pause (stand-by) mode.
  • Page 33 IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS This switch performs zooming electrically. "W": Picture becomes wider gradually. "T": Picture becomes telescopic gradually. Lens Cap Tab Place the lens cap on this tab when you are ready to record a scene. The tab also prevents the lens cap from swinging around on its cord.
  • Page 34: Date/Time Setting

    DATE/TIME SETTING DATE/TIME SETTING The date and time can be recorded on your tape to act as a handy reference when viewing them at a later time. Since camera/recorder has a dual timer feature, if you go abroad to a country with a time difference, you can also record the time at the site together.
  • Page 35 DATE/TIME SETTING 9. After setting AM or PM, press "STOP" button to change the display and start the internal clock. 10. Press "DATE/TIME" button after setting the clock. The display will change as follows each time the button is pressed.
  • Page 36: To Correct Date/Time Information After Starting The Date/Time

    DATE/TIME SETTING NOTE: • See the next page for setting the second clock. • The date/time graphics will be recorded whenever they appear in the viewfinder. To correct date/time information after starting the date/time 1. Press and hold "DATE/TIME" button, and then press "STOP" button. The month starts flashing.
  • Page 37 DATE/TIME SETTING 4. Select AM/PM. NOTES: • The minutes of the second clock can not be set. they are the same as those of the first clock. • The first clock operates even while the second clock is being set. 5.
  • Page 38: Auto Focus

    AUTO FOCUS AUTO FOCUS When the "FOCUS AUTO/MAN" switch is set to "AUTO" position, ordinary objects are automatically in optimum focus. OBJECTS HARD TO AUTO FOCUS 1. Objects is not in the center. 2. Object in far and near positions at the same time. 3.
  • Page 39 AUTO FOCUS 5. Black object or water which does not reflect infrared light. 6. Object always moving such as a crowd. 7. Object in the snow or fog. 8. Objects more than 50 feet away. MANUAL FOCUS 1. Set "FOCUS AUTO/MAN" switch to "MAN" position. 2.
  • Page 40 AUTO FOCUS...
  • Page 41: Exposure Correction

    EXPOSURE CORRECTION EXPOSURE CORRECTION This camera/recorder is provided with an auto iris mechanism which automatically adjusts the lens aperature in accordance with the available light. When the object is dark, the iris opens automatically, and it closes when the object is bright. When the power is switched off, the iris is automatically set to the fully closed position.
  • Page 42: Power Zoom

    POWER ZOOM POWER ZOOM • Press power zoom switch on the "W" side, and the picture gradually widens. • Press power zoom switch on the "T" side, and the picture gradually becomes telescopic.
  • Page 43: Digital Zoom (Only Form Vm-2600A)

    DIGITAL ZOOM (Only form VM-2600A) DIGITAL ZOOM (Only form VM-2600A) This feature allows you to increase the magnification of the image at the center of the screen up to 2 times greater than the extreme telephoto position. Press and hold "T" side of the power zoom switch. The digital zoom functions from the extremely telephoto position of X12.
  • Page 44: Attaching The Telephoto Or Wide Angle Lens

    ATTACHING THE TELEPHOTO OR WIDE ANGLE LENS ATTACHING THE TELEPHOTO OR WIDE ANGLE LENS 1. To remove the lens hood, turn the focus ring to the 0.7 meter position, then turn it counterclockwise as shown in the figure. NOTE: To attach the lens hood, align the convex section of the lens hood and the concave section of the lens, then turn the focus ring to the infinity ( 2.
  • Page 46: Macro

    MACRO MACRO It permits you to shoot objects as close as 1/16 inches from the lens tip. 1. Set "FOCUS AUTO/MAN" switch to "MAN" position. 2. Turn the zoom lever to "MACRO" while pressing "MACRO" switch. 3. Turn the zoom ring within the "MACRO" range (orange line on the zoom ring) for focusing.
  • Page 47: Fade In Fade Out

    FADE IN FADE OUT FADE IN FADE OUT This feature lets you add a professional touch to your home recordings. When you fade into a scene, the recording will start with a blank scene and the picture will gradually appear. The picture gradually disappears when fading out. FADE-IN 1.
  • Page 48: Quick Edit (Edit Search)

    QUICK EDIT (EDIT SEARCH) QUICK EDIT (EDIT SEARCH) The quick edit feature allows you to search for the end of previously recorded material, or find a particular spot on your tape, to begin your editing, or recording new material. Quick edit is used while the camera/recorder is in the record/pause (stand-by) mode. By holding down the "F.FWD", "REW", or "PLAY"...
  • Page 49: Instant Review

    INSTANT REVIEW INSTANT REVIEW 1. In record/pause (stand-by) mode, press "REVIEW" button, and the last few seconds on the recorded scene is played back in the reverse direction and then played back in the forward direction. 2. When the tape reaches the end of the scene you have just recorded, the camera/recorder returns to the record/pause (stand-by) mode.
  • Page 50: Variable Shutter Speed

    VARIABLE SHUTTER SPEED VARIABLE SHUTTER SPEED Use this feature to shoot tennis and golf shots that contain rapid movement. You can replay the still pictures at the crucial moments without any fluctuations. Normally the program AE feature operates and selects the optimum shutter speed, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120 or 1/250, according to the brightness of the subject.
  • Page 51: Gain Up

    GAIN UP GAIN UP This function raises the sensitivity of the camera/recorder when you shoot a subject in low lighting so a bright picture can be recorded. 1. In the record/pause (stand-by) or record mode, press the "LOW LIGHT" button to display "GAIN UP"...
  • Page 52: Display Button

    DISPLAY BUTTON DISPLAY BUTTON Pressing the "DISPLAY" button lets you check several special displays inthe viewfinder.
  • Page 53: Linear Time Counter

    LINEAR TIME COUNTER LINEAR TIME COUNTER Shows length of tape run in hours, minutes and seconds. Press "DISPLAY" button to select the linear timer counter display. Load a cassette into the camera/recorder and perform recording or playback; the counter indicates the elapsed time. NOTES: •...
  • Page 54: Time Remaining

    TIME REMAINING TIME REMAINING When the linear time counter is present in the viewfinder, pressing "DISPLAY" button again will change the display to a read-out showing the amount of recording or playback time left on the tape. Pressing "DISPLAY" button once more clears all graphics from the viewfinder.
  • Page 55: Self Timer

    SELF TIMER SELF TIMER The self timer allows you to automatically start recording after about ten seconds. Press "SELF TIMER/TIME LAPSE" button once while in the record/pause mode. The "SELF 30REC 0:10" appears in the viewfinder. The camera/recorder will automatically start recording after ten seconds when the record start/stop or "STILL (REC/PAUSE)"...
  • Page 56: Time Lapse Recording

    TIME LAPSE RECORDING TIME LAPSE RECORDING This function is convenient to record the blooming of flowers, etc. as it starts and stops recording at a predetermined interval. For example, this function allows recording for one second after a pause of 30 seconds and repeats this procedure.
  • Page 57 TIME LAPSE RECORDING • The interval time can be changed any time (even during time-lapse recording) by pressing "SELF TIMER/TIME LAPSE" button. • If "MAN" is selected for the interval time, one shot recording can be done.
  • Page 58: One Shot Recording

    ONE SHOT RECORDING ONE SHOT RECORDING This function is used to produce an animated video. With one shot recording a few frames are recorded every time the record start/stop button is pressed. Shoot a dol, etc., while moving it slightly between shots to produce an animated video of your own. 1.
  • Page 59: Index Signal Recording

    INDEX SIGNAL RECORDING INDEX SIGNAL RECORDING Indexing your tapes while recording makes it easy to find desired program segments when you play back the tape in a VCR that has a compatible indexing feature called the "VHS Index Search System". See your VCR's instruction manual for index playback instructions.
  • Page 60: Microphone Mixing

    MICROPHONE MIXING MICROPHONE MIXING You can mix audio through a microphone during playback. NOTE: If no external microphone or equipment is connected, you can mix sound from the built-in microphone. 1. Set "MIC MIX" switch on the bottom of the camera/recorder to "ON". 2.
  • Page 61: Recording Tv Programs

    RECORDING TV PROGRAMS RECORDING TV PROGRAMS If your TV or VCR has video/audio out jacks, you can record the TV program with camera/recorder. 1. Connect the video/audio input cord to "AUDIO OUT" and "VIDEO OUT" of your TV or VCR. 2.
  • Page 62 RECORDING TV PROGRAMS now recording the TV program. 7. Press record start/stop or "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button to stop recording. 8. After recording, place "POWER" switch in "OFF" and then press "EJECT" button to remove the cassette.
  • Page 63: Title Recording

    TITLE RECORDING TITLE RECORDING You can easily create and record personalized titles on your videos with the camera/recorder's built-in titler. The titler will store 2 different title pages in memory. Once a title is stored, it can be displayed and recorded at any time. Each title page can contain two lines of 16 characters each.
  • Page 64 TITLE RECORDING 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have completed the title. NOTE: Character may flash, however it will be recorded correctly without flashing. 7. After completing your title, press "PAGE" button and create the title on another page. 8.
  • Page 65 TITLE RECORDING 7. Press "TITLE" button to remove the title graphics from the viewfinder. The camera/recorder will now record as normal.
  • Page 66 TITLE RECORDING NOTE: If you are planning to video tape an event you must prepare your titles in advance, then by pressing "TITLE" button superimpose the title over the scene as it's being recorded. You cannot go back and record titles over existing video without erasing the previously recorded material.
  • Page 67: Audio Dubbing

    AUDIO DUBBING AUDIO DUBBING The audio dubbing feature lets you record new audio (sound) on a previously recorded tape without erasing the original video (picture). When you audio dub a tape, the previous audio is erased and replaced with new sound. NOTES: •...
  • Page 68 AUDIO DUBBING 2. Place "POWER" switch in "VIDEO" position. 3. Play the tape and press "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button where you want to dub audio. • The camera/recorder enters the still play mode. 4. Press "AUDIO DUB" and "PLAY" buttons at the same time. •...
  • Page 69: Video Dubbing

    VIDEO DUBBING VIDEO DUBBING The video dubbing feature lets you record new pictures on a previously recorded tape without erasing the original audio (sound). When you video dub a tape, the previous video is erased and replaced with new pictures. In video dubbing, the source of the video dub is whatever you are seeing in the viewfinder.
  • Page 70 VIDEO DUBBING approximate area on the tape where you want to begin your dub. 4. Press "PLAY" button again to search for the exact position that you want to stop dubbing, then press "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button. 5. Press "DISPLAY" button so that the linear timer counter appears and then press "RESET/T-160/T-180"...
  • Page 71: Viewing The Picture Played Back On Your Tv

    The camera/recorder records and plays back in VHS standard speed (SP). A tape recorded in long play (LP) or extra long play (EP) cannot be played back on this camcorder. Example 1: If your TV has "VIDEO IN" and "AUDIO IN " jacks, 1.
  • Page 72 VIEWING THE PICTURE PLAYED BACK ON YOUR TV NOTE: When noise appears in the played back picture, adjust "TRACKING" control on the VCR so there is no noise. Example 3: If your TV is a regular TV, Diagram of Hookup 1.
  • Page 73: Still

    STILL STILL When "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button is pressed during playback, a still picture can be seen. To start again press "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button and playback will be resumed. NOTE: There will be some noise (interference) in the still picture.
  • Page 74: Forward And Reverse Search

    FORWARD AND REVERSE SEARCH FORWARD AND REVERSE SEARCH When you press "F.FWD" or "REW" button during playback, the tape will be played back at a speed about 3 times faster than normal playback speed, and you can easily locate a certain spot on the tape. Press "PLAY" button to return to normal playback mode or press "STOP"...
  • Page 75: Memory

    MEMORY MEMORY When the tape counter with memory indication appears in the viewfinder, a tape that is being rewound automatically stops when the counter reads approximately "0:00:00". This is useful if there is a section of tape you want to review immediately after recording or if you want to return to the same point several times in a row.
  • Page 76: Camera/Recorder To Vcr Dubbing

    CAMERA/RECORDER TO VCR DUBBING CAMERA/RECORDER TO VCR DUBBING If you wish to exchange or copy some of your friend's favorite home recordings, the following instructions can be used to connect camera/recorder to VCR for this purpose. 1. Connect the video/audio output cord to "AV OUT" of your camera/recorder. 2.
  • Page 77: Flying Erase Head

    FLYING ERASE HEAD FLYING ERASE HEAD A rotating erase head which eliminates glitches and rainbow noise that occurs at the joints between recorded segments.
  • Page 78: How To Attach The Shoulder Strap

    HOW TO ATTACH THE SHOULDER STRAP HOW TO ATTACH THE SHOULDER STRAP Attach the shoulder strap (provided), as illustrated.
  • Page 79: Attaching The Dc Camera Light (Optional Accessory)

    ATTACHING THE DC CAMERA LIGHT (Optional Accessory) ATTACHING THE DC CAMERA LIGHT (Optional Accessory) Use the DC camera light it you wish to shoot objects in dark places. CAUTION: During operation and/or after use of the camera light, the front surface and lamp of the camera light will be very hot.
  • Page 80 ATTACHING THE DC CAMERA LIGHT (Optional Accessory) 4. Place "POWER" switch to "CAM" and then press the "POWER" button of the DC camera light when required. NOTE: Turn on the camera light only when you need it. Otherwise the operation time of the battery pack becomes shorter because the power consumption of the camera light is high.
  • Page 81 ATTACHING THE DC CAMERA LIGHT (Optional Accessory) To remove and replace the front case of DC camera light To remove the front case, press and hold the tab, then remove the front case. To replace the front case, pass the lamp through the hole of the reflection plate then attach the upper hooks to the DC camera light, and then attach the lower hook to the DC camera light while pressing the tab.
  • Page 82: Eyepiece Adjustment

    EYEPIECE ADJUSTMENT EYEPIECE ADJUSTMENT To use the electronic viewfinder without eyeglasses on, adjust the diopter control for optimum focus adjustment.
  • Page 83: Synchro Edit

    SYNCHRO EDIT SYNCHRO EDIT Synchro edit allows your camera/recorder to control a compatible VCR (one that has a camer pause jack) while tapes are being copied from the camera/recorder to the VCR. 1. Connect your camera/recorder to a compatible VCR as shown above. An optional synchro edit cord is required.
  • Page 84 SYNCHRO EDIT again, press "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" button and then the "REVIEW" button. • To fast-forward (or rewind) the tape, press "STOP" then "F.FWD" (or "REW"). To begin copying again, press "STOP", then "PLAY", then "STILL (REC/PAUSE)" to pause the camera/recorder, and "REVIEW" to begin copying.
  • Page 85: Automatic Rewind

    AUTOMATIC REWIND AUTOMATIC REWIND When the tape reaches its end during playback, it automatically rewinds to the beginning and stops.
  • Page 86: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING Your camera/recorder is a highly sophisticated instrument. It has been carefully checked and adjusted at the factory under the most rigid quality control and inspection systems. However, should problems develop, check the following points and take the necessary corrective measures. INSERTING OR REMOVING THE CASSETTE INSERTING OR REMOVING THE CASSETTE Symptom...
  • Page 87 TROUBLESHOOTING The " " indication in the electronic viewfinder the flashes to indicate battery is discharged RECORDING TV PROGRAMS OFF THE AIR Symptom The camera/recorder can not go into the recording mode, even when record start/stop button is pressed. prevention tab removed. Stick a PLAYBACK OF PRE-RECORDED CASSETTE SYMPTOM “PLAY”...
  • Page 88 TROUBLESHOOTING Picture bends at the top of the TV screen. Color of your TV screen is too bright, too faint or change. CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER If dust or foreign matter adheres inside the viewfinder, clean it by using the following procedure.
  • Page 89: Head Cleaning

    HEAD CLEANING HEAD CLEANING • Picture playback may become blurred or be interrupted. This does not mean that the recorded program has been erased. • Dirt accumulated on the head after long periods of use causes this problem. In this case, head cleaning requiring highly technical care is necessary.
  • Page 90: Periodic Maintenance

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE PERIODIC MAINTENANCE The video camera/recorder is a precision electromechanical device which will require periodic maintenance after a period of normal use. We expect that no maintenance other than head cleaning will be required during the warranty period of most users, unless the video camera/recorder is heavily used or seldom used.
  • Page 91: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions: Weight Video Recorder Section Format Record/playback system Video signal Tape speed Video output Audio output Fast forward/rewind time Less than 6 minutes with T-120 cassette Camera Section Scanning Required minimum illumination Pickup device Lens diameter 9.6V DC 8 watts (nominal)
  • Page 92: Hotline

    1-800-448-2244 Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. Hitachi has made every effort to assure you hours of trouble free operation from your unit. However, should you require service, a network of Hitachi Authorized Service Facilities has been established in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each facility will provide you with convenient and expedient assistance.
  • Page 93: Accessory To Add More Excitement

    ACCESSORY TO ADD MORE EXCITEMENT ACCESSORY TO ADD MORE EXCITEMENT You're ready to add more excitement to your home videos, and Hitachi's right there with you. With our new line of video accessories, you can go anywhere your imagination takes you.

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