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INSTRUCTIONS
COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
GR-SXM49
GR-FXM393
GR-FXM39
GR-SX25
GR-FX15
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read
"PRECAUTIONS" (
Automatic Demonstration takes place when "DEMO MODE" is set to "ON"
(factory-preset).
• Available when the Power Switch
located on the switch.
• Performing any operation during the demonstration stops the demonstration temporarily. If no operation
is performed for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume.
• "DEMO MODE" remains "ON" even if the camcorder power is turned off.
• To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch
while the demo is in progress. This takes you directly to the demo mode's Setting Menu (so you will not
have to go through the main Menu Screen). Rotate the MENU Wheel
NOTES:
• When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the
camcorder, demonstration is not available.
• If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot see the actual changes of the Automatic Demonstration
activated on the LCD monitor* or viewfinder.
* Applicable models only.
pg. 3, 4) to ensure safe use of this product.
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
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is set to "
ENGLISH
S-VHS is compatible with
GR-SXM49/SX25 only
COPYRIGHT© 2002 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD
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to "
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  • Page 1 GR-SX25 GR-FX15 Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read “PRECAUTIONS” ( pg. 3, 4) to ensure safe use of this product. Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON”...
  • Page 2: Provided Accessories

    (GR-SXM49/SX25 only) NOTE: In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder, provided cables may be equipped with one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter should be...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    However, live recording and LCD monitor*/viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. • Use the JVC BN-V11U/V12U/V20U/V400U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter.
  • Page 4 When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear). Do not block the ventilation holes. (If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Charge Marker ... pg. 6 Charging The Battery Pack ... pg. 6 Classic Film Effect ... pg. 24 Clean The Camcorder ... pg. 27 Connection To a VCR/TV ... pg. 15 Counter Memory ... pg. 14 Darken The Image ... pg. 18 Darken The LCD Monitor ...
  • Page 6: Ac Adapter

    AC Adapter CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK 1) Hook the end of the battery pack to the camcorder and push the battery in until it locks in place. • If the battery pack is attached in the wrong position, a malfunction may occur.
  • Page 7: Date/time Settings

    DISP. ( • The date/time cannot be stored in memory if the built-in clock battery runs out. Consult an authorised JVC dealer for replacement, or set the date/time as necessary before you start shooting. to “ located on the switch.
  • Page 8: Dioptre Adjustment

    PAUSE • The cassette holder cannot be opened while the camcorder is in the record mode or detached from the power source. * Applicable models only. Cassette holder , then fold it...
  • Page 9 – – – – – – Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions. During shooting Keep the lens cap attached to the camcorder. Cassette holder 90° 90° 180° LCD monitor (applicable models only) Microphone LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications – –...
  • Page 10: Instant Titles

    • MENU Wheel [–, +] ... • BRIGHT Wheel [–, +]* • Speaker Volume Control [VOL.]* • TRACKING Wheel [–, +] ... • Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT]* • 5-Second Recording Button [5 SEC. REC]* Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ... • Manual Focus Button [ FOCUS] ...
  • Page 11: Playback

    To resume normal playback, press 4/6 For VIDEO RECORDING/VIDEO PLAYBACK • The camcorder shuts off automatically after about 5 minutes in the Record-Standby or Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power Switch “OFF”, then to “...
  • Page 12: Auto Focus

    5Sec. Rec is reserved. 3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button Recording starts, and after 5-second recording is finished, the camcorder re-enters the Record– Standby mode automatically. 4) To cancel the 5Sec. Rec. function, press 5SEC. again so that •...
  • Page 13: Quick Review

    • Do not use near flammable or explosive materials. • It is recommended that you consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacing the video light. Zooming To produce the zoom in/out effect. Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification offered by optical zoom.
  • Page 14: Counter Memory

    “OFF” and then “ blinks. When Auto Tracking finishes, the indication disappears. • When noise bars appear during playback, the camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” appears. • Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on other VCRs or camcorders.
  • Page 15: Tape Dubbing

    Connections To A TV/VCR 1) Make sure all units are turned off. 2) Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR. If using both TV and VCR, connect the VCR output to the TV input. 3) Turn on all units. Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the TV to its VIDEO mode.
  • Page 16: Cassette Adapter

    Using The Cassette Adapter (optional) Use this to play back an S-VHS-C/VHS-C video cassette recorded with this camcorder on a S-VHS/ VHS VCR. 1) Slide the battery cover up to remove it, install one “AA (R6)” size battery, then reattach the cover.
  • Page 17 – – – – – – Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions. During shooting Keep the lens cap attached to the camcorder. Cassette holder 90° 90° 180° LCD monitor (applicable models only) Microphone LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications – –...
  • Page 18: Brighten The Image

    MENU SETTINGS Set the Power Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch. Press the MENU Wheel Screen appears. Rotate the MENU Wheel select the desired function. • To go from CAMERA MENU to SYSTEM MENU, rotate the MENU Wheel to select “...
  • Page 19 M.W.B. If the white balance is correct, all other colours will be accurately reproduced. AUTO : White balance is adjusted automatically. FINE : Outdoors on a sunny day. CLOUD : Outdoors on a cloudy day. HALOGEN : A video light or similar type of lighting is used.
  • Page 20: Recording Mode

    Technology). S-VHS REC appears during recording. OFF: Records in VHS on a VHS or S-VHS cassette. • JVC EHG (Extra High Grade) tapes are recommended for superior results. Use S-VHS tape for storing recordings for an extended period or for recording important scenes, as it enables higher-quality recording and playback.
  • Page 21: Tele Macro

    , tape length ( pg. 9, 17). * Applicable models only. DATE/TIME DISP. Makes the date/time appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor (set DATE/TIME in SYSTEM MENU first pg. 7). • The selected display will be recorded. If you do not want to record the display, select OFF before shooting.
  • Page 22 • When a tape whose erase protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is not available. • If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot see the actual changes of the Automatic Demonstration activated on the LCD monitor* or viewfinder.
  • Page 23: Fade-in/out

    “AUTO” or “ON” ( Light”). • During Night-Scope, it may be difficult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a tripod is recommended. Fade/Wipe Effects Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or wipe-out works at recording end.
  • Page 24: Digital Effects

    Programme AE With Special Effects 1) Set the Power Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch. 2) Press P.AE repeatedly until the desired mode appears. • To cancel the effect, press P.AE until “OFF” appears. • Only one mode can be engaged at a time. •...
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Before consulting your JVC dealer, please check the following to see if you can correct the problem yourself. Vertical white lines appear when shooting a very bright object. • This sometimes occurs when the contrast between the back-ground and the object is great. It is not a defect of the camcorder.
  • Page 26 • When operating, keep a distance of about 30 cm between the video light and people or object. • Do not use near flammable or explosive materials. • It is recommended that you consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacing the video light. General Battery Precautions If the cassette adapter is not functioning even if it is being operated correctly, the batteries are exhausted.
  • Page 27 This same phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a camcorder when it is moved from a cool place to a warm place, after heating a cold room, under extremely humid conditions or in a place directly subjected to the cool air from an air conditioner.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    • Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U • Cassette Adapter C-P7U Some accessories are not available in some areas. Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on accessories and their availability. : 1/6" format CCD : F1.6, f = 2.7 mm to 43.2 mm,...

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