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LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER
MODEL
VL-AX1H
OPERATION MANUAL
Please read this operation manual
carefully before using the VIEWCAM.
If you require any advice or assistance
regarding your Sharp product, please
visit our web-site www.sharp.co.uk/
support. Customers without Internet
access may telephone 08705 274277
during office hours (or (01)676 0648
if telephoning from Ireland) .

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  • Page 1 OPERATION MANUAL Please read this operation manual carefully before using the VIEWCAM. If you require any advice or assistance regarding your Sharp product, please visit our web-site www.sharp.co.uk/ support. Customers without Internet access may telephone 08705 274277 during office hours (or (01)676 0648...
  • Page 2 To prevent electric shocks and fire hazards, CHARGER IS NOT FOR USE WITH TOYS. do NOT use any other power source. THIS AC ADAPTER/BATTERY CHARGER IS FOR USE WITH SHARP VIEWCAM Important: MODEL VL-AX1H ONLY. Recording and playback of any material may This unit can be operated by connecting it require consent.
  • Page 3 • DPOF is a trademark of CANON INC., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. • All other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. VL-AX1H-**tobira1-2 01.11.1, 10:56 AM...
  • Page 4: Supplied Accessories

    BT-L221 battery charger Power cord DC cable CR2025 type Remote control lithium batteryK2 Audio/video cable Zoom microphone Shoulder strap Lens cap Lens hood 8MB SD Memory Card PixLab Video Capture Software (Lite Version) PC connecting cable VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 5: Optional Accessories

    BT-L221 BT-L441 BT-LS222 BT-LS442A *IR & Flash light VR-3VIF Note: • When using the *IR & Flash light VR-3VIF with this camcorder, it can only be used as a flash. VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 6 (a blanket, etc.). equipment. The heat from incan- descent lights may de- form the camcorder, or cause it to malfunction. VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 7: Dew Formation

    Plastic bag 1 Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camcorder. 2 Remove the bag when the air temperature inside it reaches the temperature of the room. VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 8: Dirty Video Heads

    If the video heads become clogged, the C L E AN I N G v indicator appears on the screen. Contact your SHARP dealer for further advice or refer to • After about 20 seconds, video head page 101 “Before Requesting Service”.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Useful Features Using the Menu Screens .......... 30 Camera Recording Setting the Digital Zoom .......... 31 Using the Zoom Microphone ........32 Windbreak ..............33 Dialog Recording ............ 33 Gamma Brightness Compensation ......34 Gain-up ..............35 VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 10 Using the Time Code ..........63 Editing ..............64 Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394) ....65 Audio Dubbing Feature ........... 66 Selecting the Audio Playback Mode ......68 Configuring Software for PC Connection ....69 VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 11 Selecting Summer Time ........... 91 Setting the Confirmation Sounds ......91 Setting the Camcorder to Factory Presettings ..92 Useful Information ........... 93 Demonstration Mode ..........100 Before Requesting Service ........101 Specifications ............103 viii VL-AX1H-*i-iiiv 01.11.1, 10:57 AM...
  • Page 12: Operation References

    FOCUS switch Manual Selection [p. 54] switch [pp. 53-62] Zoom lens Remote sensor [p. 45] CONTROL dial [p. 30] Manual Focus ring MENU button [p. 30] [p. 54] Earphones jack [p. 28] STILL button [pp. 39, 73] VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:58 AM...
  • Page 13 DISP. ON/OFF button [p. 44] [p. 26] DIS button [p. 43] MULTI button Advance/reverse buttons [p. 77] [p. 77] Lithium battery compartment door [p. 14] Card slot cover [p. 13] Tripod socket Card slot [p. 13] VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:58 AM...
  • Page 14 Hand strap [p. 17] S-VIDEO socket AV jack [p. 64] [p. 64] To open the jack cover Cassette compartment door [p. 12] Cassette compartment door release [p. 12] Cassette holder [p. 12] W mark [p. 12] VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:58 AM...
  • Page 15: Quick Reference List

    • To record still images on a card so that the images may be easily read into a computer. —See page 73 (Card Recording) • To turn off the confirmation sounds which are made when you operate the camcorder. —See page 91 (Setting the Confirmation Sounds) VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:58 AM...
  • Page 16: On-screen Display Index

    B R I GH T E R A U T O S H U T . S P E E D A U T O p. 59 S C E N E ME NU O F F p. 61 VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:58 AM...
  • Page 17: See Page

    R E T U RN Shortcut Menu (See page 86) RE T U RN p. 86 DE L E T E p. 86 PR O T E C T p. 86 PR I . O RD E R VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:59 AM...
  • Page 18: Warning Indicators

    Call your local L AMP L AMP authorized Sharp dealer to have it replaced. When the setting of a MANUAL screen or the vertical rotation of the LCD monitor is between 135° and 180° in CAMERA mode, all warnings will be indicated by F in the centre of the viewfinder and the LCD screen.
  • Page 19 The card cannot record any data due to a problem with the card or C ANNO T S TORE DA T A data on the card. Replace the card (see page 13). Note: •N indicates a flashing display. VL-AX1H-001-008 01.11.1, 10:59 AM...
  • Page 20: Preparation

    • See pages 97 and 98 for more information on using the battery pack. Caution: • Charge only SHARP model BT-L221, BT-L441, BT-LS222 or BT-LS442A battery packs. Other types of battery packs may burst, causing personal injury and damage.
  • Page 21: Attaching And Removing The Battery Pack

    • To prevent damage to the battery pack when removing, be sure to firmly hold the battery pack while pressing the release. • Use only SHARP model BT-L221, BT-L441, BT- LS222 or BT-LS442A battery packs with this camcorder. Use of other batteries may create a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 22: Powering The Camcorder From An Ac Outlet

    AC adapter/battery charger. • The POWER indicator on the AC adapter Do not use it with the other equipment, as this lights up, and the camcorder is supplied may damage the cable or the equipment. power. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 23: Inserting And Removing A Cassette

    Press the W mark gently until the • See page 95 for more information on the video cassette holder clicks into place. cassette tapes intended for use with this • After confirmation sound, the cassette camcorder. holder retracts automatically. mark VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 24: Inserting And Removing A Card

    Card slot cover Insert a card into the slot as shown below, and push it in as far as it will go. Label Clipped corner Close the card slot cover in the direction of the arrow. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 25: Installing The Lithium Batteries

    • Should the lithium battery leak, wipe the above, then lift up the battery battery compartment clean, and then insert a using a pointed object, and new battery. • The lithium battery will last about one year take it out. under normal usage. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 26: Setting The Area, Date And Time

    D I S P L A Y A R E A CAMERA. S UMR T I ME S E T T I NG 1 2 0 1 2 H 2 4 H 0 0 0 Lock button R E T UR N VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 27: Changing To The 12-hour Time Mode

    Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. Note: • If the date and time have been set, the MANUAL SET screen (T) appears in step 3. Select “AREA” in the CLOCK SET screen (P) using the CONTROL dial. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 28: Using The Lens Cap

    Seal the velcro fasteners of the grip strap and the hand strap flap. Fastener Caution: • Do not swing the camcorder by the hand strap. Note: • Always attach the lens cap over the lens when not using the camcorder. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 29: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    • Filters and other accessories cannot be attached perform the same procedure. on top of the lens hood. Loop Loop Buckle Buckle VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 30: Using The Viewfinder

    Dioptre adjustment POWER switch to dial CAMERA or VCR. • A picture displays in the viewfinder. Lock button Note: For cleaning the viewfinder, see page 99. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:00 AM...
  • Page 31: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Note: • Close the LCD monitor completely with the screen facing in when not in use. Caution: Do not try to rotate the LCD monitor vertically until the monitor is completely opened. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:01 AM...
  • Page 32: Tips On Recording Positions

    Using the LCD monitor on both legs. Turn the LCD monitor so that the screen faces upward. Note: • Take care not to touch the microphone with your fingers during recording. It will cause noise on the audio track. VL-AX1H-009-021 01.11.1, 11:01 AM...
  • Page 33: Basic Operations

    • To turn the power off, set the POWER switch to OFF without pressing the Lock button. Caution: • Do not change the camcorder mode by operating the Media Selection switch during recording or playback, as this may cause damage to the tape or card. VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 34: Easy Camera Recording On Tape In Full Auto Mode

    This may result in a decrease in the actual REC START/ recording time compared to the maximum STOP button continuous recording time listed above. VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 35: Zooming

    • It is recommended that you use a tripod for the subject. recording macro shots, to prevent image shaking. • See page 31 for how to use the digital zoom. VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 36: Remaining Recording Time Display

    The tape has reached number of minutes of continuous operating time the end. that remains to be displayed on the screen T APE END based on the remaining battery power. 1 2 min 8 min AUTO AUTO VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 37: Playback Tape Playback

    Recording Standby mode. If you do not intend to record, press d to turn the mark off, then press y to begin playback. This will ensure your previous recording is not VOLUME erased. Decrease Increase VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 38: Video Search

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 above until you find the scene. Press y to begin normal playback. Notes: • The sound is off during search. • You may experience picture noise during search. This is not a malfunction. VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 39: Using Earphones (commercially Available)

    White: To audio input (L) jack Red: To audio input (R) jack S-video cable: To S-video input socket S-video cable (commercially available) Audio/video cable (supplied) To AV jack To S-VIDEO socket The arrow shows the signal flow. VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 40 • Close the jack cover after use. About the S-video socket S-video sockets are used to separately pass the chroma (colour) and luminance (bright- ness) components of video signals. They serve to improve the picture quality in both recording and playback. VL-AX1H-022-029 01.11.1, 11:02 AM...
  • Page 41: Useful Features

    • Items that are not selectable are greyed out. P I C . E F F E C T R E T U RN • If you turn the CONTROL dial to select “r” and press the dial, the menu screen turns off, too. VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:03 AM...
  • Page 42: Camera Recording

    1 6 9 6 9 0 R E T U RN Turn the CONTROL dial to select “100” or “690”, then press the dial. DG T L ZOOM Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:03 AM...
  • Page 43: Using The Zoom Microphone

    • The accessory shoe on the camcorder is Z OOM M I C AUTO designed only for use with the specified equipment (supplied zoom microphone or optional IR & Flash light). Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:03 AM...
  • Page 44: Windbreak

    To cancel Windbreak Select “OFF” in step 4 above. Note: • Keep the windbreak function off during normal recording. If left on “NORMAL” or “STRONG”, the recorded audio may sound somewhat muffled when played back. VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:03 AM...
  • Page 45: Gamma Brightness Compensation

    GAMMA/BRIGHTER button once. • “GAMMA” appears, indicating that Gamma Brightness Compensation is now working. AU T O AU T O 0 min 0 min GAMMA GAMMA AU T O AU T O 0 min 0 min VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:03 AM...
  • Page 46: Gain-up

    AU T O AU T O 3 0 min 3 0 min GAMMA GAMMA L I G H T L I G H T AU T O AU T O 3 0 min 3 0 min VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:04 AM...
  • Page 47: Quick Return

    • To cancel the quick return function while “SEARCH” is flashing, press the RETURN button again. • Quick return will not work if you remove the cassette and reload it after recording or if nothing has been recorded since loading. VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:04 AM...
  • Page 48: Fade In And Fade Out

    AU T O Notes: 2 0 min 3 0 min • Fade mode automatically cancels after Fade Out. • When using the Fade function during Wide screen mode recording, the top and bottom portions do not fade. VL-AX1H-030-037 01.11.1, 11:04 AM...
  • Page 49: Still Recording

    Press the MENU button to turn off the desired still recording effect, then press menu screen. the dial. SNAP E F F. 9 F R AME S Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 50 STOP button. • The still image of the subject will be recorded. • In SNAP mode, the REC START/ camcorder returns to STILL button STOP button Recording Standby mode after recording a still image for 6 seconds. VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 51: Self Recording

    180˚ vertically (2). check the type of warning, rotate the monitor back to within 135°. (See pages 7 and 8 for descriptions of the warning indicators.) 180˚ 90˚ Set the Media Selection switch to TAPE or CARD. VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 52: Digital Picture Effects

    P I C . E F F E C T O F F R E T U RN S E P I A S O L A R I N E G A B L U E VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 53: Recording In Lp (long Play Recording) Mode

    Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. • The long play recording mode indicator appears. AU T O 4 5 min Long play recording mode indicator To return to SP mode Select “SP” in step 4 above. VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 54: Selecting The 16-bit Audio Recording Mode

    To return to 12-bit audio recording mode Select “12bit” in step 4 above. Note: • When using Audio Dubbing with 16-bit audio recordings, both the dubbed and original sounds will be recorded in mono (see page 66). VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 55: Wide Screen (16:9)

    To return to normal screen the On-screen indicators, they will be displayed automatically. Select “OFF” in step 4 above. Note: • When still recording with “9 FRAMES” or “16 FRAMES” effect, each frame will display in normal (not wide) screen. VL-AX1H-038-044 01.11.1, 11:05 AM...
  • Page 56: Playback

    • Be careful not to expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or strong interior lighting, as this may prevent the remote control from operating properly. • Be sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the remote sensor. VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 57: Tape Playback Functions With The Remote Control

    To return to normal playback, press the PLAY button (t). Note: • To protect the tape, the camcorder automatically returns to normal playback if it is left in Slow mode for more than 10 minutes. VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 58: Playback Zoom

    A UD I O 1 2 A UD I O 1 2 Press the Shift q, w, a, or s button to shift the displayed image. A UD A UD I O 1 2 UD I O 1 2 VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 59: Displaying The Date And Time Of Recording

    DA T E + T I ME D I SPL AY Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. • The date (or the date and time) appears. A U T O 3 0 min VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 60: Gamma Playback

    A UD I O 1 2 A UD I O 1 2 To obtain a brighter picture, press the GAMMA/ BRIGHTER button again. • “GAMMA2” appears. GAMMA 2 GAMMA A UD I O 1 2 A UD I O 1 2 VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 61: Multiple Strobe Playback

    P I C . E F F E C T MULTI F RAME O F F A U D I O DU B F RAME S A U D I O F RAME S R E T U RN VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 62: Copying An Image From Tape To Card

    • A still picture of the image displays. A UD I O 1 2 A UD I O 1 2 Note: • To cancel the still picture, release the STILL button. VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 63: Picture Effect Playback

    A U D I O DU B S E P I A A U D I O S O L A R I R E T U RN N E G A B L U E VL-AX1H-045-052 01.11.1, 11:08 AM...
  • Page 64: Advanced Features

    Selection switch is set to LOCK or MANUAL, set the switch to AUTO. If the FOCUS switch is set to MANUAL, set the switch to AUTO. AU T O 2 0 min 3 0 min Auto mode indicator VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:09 AM...
  • Page 65: Manual Focus

    1.5 m. Set the zoom control to wide angle, and try refocusing again. • If the lens is dirty or fogged, the camcorder may not be able to focus correctly. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:09 AM...
  • Page 66 • Auto Focus works while the switch is held to AU T O PUSH AUTO. 2 0 min 3 0 min A U T O 3 0 min Release the FOCUS switch to return to Manual Focus mode. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:09 AM...
  • Page 67: Adjusting White Balance

    WH I T E B A L . O U T D O O R Note: • When selecting “LOCK”, perform the • White Balance setting will cancel if a scene setting is selected thereafter. steps “Locking the White Balance”. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:09 AM...
  • Page 68: Manual Exposure

    S C E N E ME NU the dial. To return to Full Auto mode Set the camcorder to Full Auto mode (see page 53). Note: • Manual Exposure mode will cancel if a scene setting is selected thereafter. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:10 AM...
  • Page 69: Manual Gain

    • In order to check the manual setting state after performing step 5, reset the Manual Selection switch to MANUAL. • The camcorder will return to Auto Gain mode if a scene setting is selected and then cancelled thereafter. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:10 AM...
  • Page 70: Setting The Shutter Speed

    To return to Auto Shutter Speed mode After performing step 1 and 2 above, turn the CONTROL dial to select “AUTO”, then press the dial. To return to Full Auto mode Set the camcorder to Full Auto mode (see page 53). VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:10 AM...
  • Page 71: Recommended Shutter Speeds

    (see pages 38, 39 and 73) to record higher quality still images of fast-moving subjects. • If the on-screen picture flickers when recording under fluorescent lighting, you may be able to compensate by setting the shutter speed to 1/120 sec. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:10 AM...
  • Page 72: Scene Menu (program Ae)

    DU S K the setting sun and the surrounding twilight. Set the Manual Selection switch to LOCK to lock the selected scene setting. • The selected scene setting indicator appears. S P OR T Scene setting indicator VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:10 AM...
  • Page 73 Scene setting indicator S HU T. S P E E D To cancel the scene setting Scene setting indicator Select “OFF” in step 3 on the previous page. Note: • Scene settings cannot be used with Gain-up function. VL-AX1H-053-062 01.11.1, 11:10 AM...
  • Page 74: Playback

    T C OU T Turn the CONTROL dial to select “DISP. Press the MENU button to turn off the ON”, then press the dial. menu screen. T I ME CODE D I SP. ON VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 75: Editing

    This does not imply a defect in the camcorder. • The time code display will be recorded along with the edited sequences if the TC OUT item is set to “ON”. Set to “OFF” before editing (see page 63). VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 76: Editing With The Dv Terminal (ieee1394)

    DV cable and connect it again. • If a digital video recording with a copyright protection signal is used as the playback source, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED.” appears on the camcorder monitor and the recording function is disabled (see page 95). VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 77: Audio Dubbing Feature

    • You can select 12 or 16-bit audio recording • You cannot use the zoom microphone to record mode by performing the procedure on page 43. narration. • You cannot use audio dubbing with recordings made in LP mode. VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 78: Audio Dubbing

    (see “Selecting the Audio Playback Mode” on next A UD I O 1 2 page). S T A R T S T O P Press the CONTROL dial to begin audio dubbing. Record your narration. VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 79: Selecting The Audio Playback Mode

    • The audio playback mode indicator, “AUDIO”, displays in different colours depending on the recording mode (12- or 16-bit) used for the recording being played back. A white display indicates 12-bit recording mode, while a green indicates 16-bit. VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 80: Configuring Software For Pc Connection

    Restart the PC. it is possible to directly transfer still images on a card to a PC (see page 87). • To edit still images transferred with the Video Capture Software, use a commercially available image editing software. VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 81: Using The Software

    Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on the PC. Chinese, Traditional ar405cht.exe Dutch ar405dut.exe Select your print settings, then click “OK”. English ar405eng.exe French ar405fre.exe German ar405deu.exe Italian ar405ita.exe Korean ar405kor.exe Portuguese ar405por.exe Spanish, Castilian ar405esl.exe Swedish ar405swe.exe VL-AX1H-063-070 01.11.1, 11:11 AM...
  • Page 82: Digital Still Camera

    NORMAL mode but with a lower such as image detail, sometimes the picture number of recordable images. quality indicator displayed during playback may not match the picture quality setting used during recording. VL-AX1H-071-076 01.11.1, 11:12 AM...
  • Page 83: Selecting The Image Size

    1 1 5 2 8 6 4 Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. • The selected image size indicator appears. CARD 9 3 1 E C ON OMY [ 1 1 5 2 Image size indicator VL-AX1H-071-076 01.11.1, 11:12 AM...
  • Page 84: Card Recording

    AU T O image. • Set the SOUND menu item to “OFF” to turn off the focus locking sound. Caution: • Do not turn the power off while the S indicator is flashing in step 7. VL-AX1H-071-076 01.11.1, 11:12 AM...
  • Page 85: Recording With The Self-timer

    Caution: • Do not turn the power off or remove the card once the self-timer operating indicator begins flashing. CARD 9 3 1 E C ON OMY [ 1 1 5 2 AU T O VL-AX1H-071-076 01.11.1, 11:13 AM...
  • Page 86: Using The Flash Light (optional Accessory)

    • The q indicator flashes while the flash is being is mounted on the camcorder. charged. • If you press the STILL button while the q indicator is flashing, flash does not fire but a still image of the subject is recorded. VL-AX1H-071-076 01.11.1, 11:13 AM...
  • Page 87: Formatting A Card

    • The supplied card is preformatted for immediate then press the dial. use. • Use this camcorder to format a card. The camcorder may not recognize the images on a card formatted by a computer or other equip- ment. VL-AX1H-071-076 01.11.1, 11:13 AM...
  • Page 88: Playback

    OFF, remove, and never use it with this camcorder. P L A Y B A C K N O RMA L P A G E • You can also turn the CONTROL dial to move the selection frame. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 89: Delete Protection

    P A G E You can easily set the Delete Protection setting using the shortcut menu. See page 86 for details. • You can also turn the CONTROL dial to select the image for delete protection. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 90: Deleting Stored Images

    See page 86 for details. D E L E T E N O RMA L P A G E • You can also turn the CONTROL dial to select the image to be deleted. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 91: Deleting All Stored Images

    (the protection setting will not cancel). • It may take several seconds to delete all images from the card. Caution: • Do not turn the power off while deleting images. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 92: Slide Show Playback

    To stop Slide Show Playback During slide show playback, press the MENU button twice, then press the MULTI button to return to PLAYBACK screen. Note: • Slide Show Playback cannot be used with picture effect playback. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 93: Slide Show Effects

    To cancel the slide show effect Select “OFF” in step 4 above. Note: • Slide show effects cannot be used with playback zoom or picture effect playback. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 94: Copying An Image From Card To Tape

    P A G E CARD N O RMA L N O RMA L [ 1 1 5 2 [ 1 1 5 2 • You can also turn the CONTROL dial to select the desired image. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:14 AM...
  • Page 95: Print Order

    PLAYBACK screen. Setting by the Shortcut Menu P R I N T You can easily set the print order using the N O RMA L P A G E shortcut menu. See page 86 for details. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:15 AM...
  • Page 96: Assigning Print Order To All Images

    R E T U RN P R I . A L L P R I . NON E R E T U RN P L A Y B A C K N O RMA L P A G E VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:15 AM...
  • Page 97: Using The Shortcut Menu

    • The selected image is deleted. CARD N O RMA L N O RMA L [ 1 1 5 2 [ 1 1 5 2 D E L E T E D E L E T E Y E S VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:15 AM...
  • Page 98: Transferring Data On Card To Computer

    • It may not be possible to open the “100SHARP” folder depending on the Windows operating system being used. If this happens, start up Explorer and open the “100SHARP” folder by clicking on the folder located in the left pane of the window. VL-AX1H-077-087 01.11.1, 11:15 AM...
  • Page 99: Appendix

    LCD monitor may differ from the picture actually recorded. Do not change the colour setting unless necessary. (This adjustment only affects the monitor picture, not the recorded image.) • The viewfinder turns on if you select “VF BRIGHT”. VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 100: World Clock

    CHICAGO AZORES NEW YORK DENVER CAIRO L. A. TOKYO HNGKNG DUBAI KARACHI DACCA HAWAII CARACAS BANGKOK FN ISL. SOLOMON SAMOA SYDNEY WLLNGTN 150˚ 120˚ 90˚ 60˚ 30˚ 0˚ 30˚ 60˚ 90˚ 120˚ 150˚ 180˚ Area number VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 101 Canada (Montreal), Jamaica, Peru, U.S.A. (New York, Washington D.C.), EST (Eastern Standard Time) CARACAS Chile, Dominican Republic, Venezuela Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay FN ISL. Fernando de Noronha AZORES Azores Islands *These are commonly used names. Official names may vary. VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 102: Selecting Summer Time

    Select “OFF” in step 4 above. menu screen. Note: • If you select “OFF”, the sounds will turn off including: — Shutter closing sound in PHOTO SHOT mode and CARD-CAMERA mode — Focus confirmation sound in CARD-CAMERA mode VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 103: Setting The Camcorder To Factory Presettings

    • To cancel, turn the CONTROL dial to select “NO”, then press the dial. Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen. Note: • Even when you perform the steps above, the clock setting maintains the memory. VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 104: Useful Information

    • Use a wide-angle setting for fast-moving subjects. Note: • It may take longer to focus when zooming and panning are used frequently. VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 105 Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineer- ing or disassembly is prohibited. VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 106: Mini Dv Cassette

    • If the tape is not properly wound, rewind the tape. • Do not drop the Mini DV cassette or subject it C O PYR I GHT to excessive shocks. PROT E CT E D . VL-AX1H-088-096 01.11.1, 11:16 AM...
  • Page 107 Data on the card may be destroyed (erased). • Please be aware that Sharp Corporation will not be liable for any damages resulting from • Locations exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Page 108 Contact • Do not use or store the card in humid or dusty the nearest SHARP service centre or your locations. dealer for further advice.
  • Page 109 • Improper handling of the battery pack may Note: present a risk of fire or explosion. Pay close • Use only SHARP BT-L221, BT-L441, BT-LS222 or attention to the following: BT-LS442A battery packs. These are designed — Do not allow metallic objects to come in specifically for use with this camcorder.
  • Page 110 TV screen, the TV must be PAL system Viewfinder compatible. PAL is used in the following areas: eyepiece release Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Holland, Finland, Portugal, Norway, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Kuwait, China, etc. VL-AX1H-097-103 01.11.1, 11:17 AM...
  • Page 111: Demonstration Mode

    Turn the CONTROL dial to select “ON”, then press the dial. DEMO MODE Set the POWER switch to OFF, then hold down the Lock button and set the POWER switch to CAMERA. • The demonstration begins. VL-AX1H-097-103 01.11.1, 11:17 AM...
  • Page 112: Before Requesting Service

    Where this is not possible, please visit our web-site www.sharp.co.uk/support. Customers without Internet access may telephone 08705 274277 during office hours (or (01)676 0648 if telephoning from Ireland).
  • Page 113 The characters should be normal. Set the date and time, then resume operation. VL-AX1H-097-103 01.11.1, 11:17 AM...
  • Page 114: Specifications

    Storage Temperature: +20°C to L65°C Specifications are subject to change without notice. *Minimum illumination: Since there is no widely accepted testing procedure for determining minimum illumination capability, lux ratings are comparable only between models from the same manufacturer. VL-AX1H-097-103 01.11.1, 11:17 AM...
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