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Quick Links. Download this manual. Table of Contents. Page 5 Preventing Accidental Erasure Protect.. Its advanced technology accessories: makes it very easy to use — you will soon be Lens Hood Page 9 Zoom controller p. Page 11 D. Page Preparing The Camcorder 1. Remove the lens cap. Open the Velcro and slide the lens cap cord to the position as shown in the illustration. Page 15 Charging and Attaching the Battery Pack Your battery pack was partially charged before it left the factory.
It should have enough power for you to check that your camcorder is working properly. However, you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it to power the camcorder for more than a few minutes. Loading and Unloading 1. Attach a power source. There are 4 main menus: CAM.
Press the MENU button to open the menu. Page 23 3 System Submenu! The tally lamp lights up to let you know that the camcorder is in range and responding to your commands. The wireless controller and the camcorder have to be set to the same mode in order to be compatible.
However, its flashing may be reflected into the lens during close-up recording, or when recording through glass. You may therefore decide to turn it off. You can choose to display or hide it during playback Set the date and time display when you first start using your camcorder.
Install the backup battery before you begin LP extends the tape usage by 1. You cannot add sound audio dubbing or images AV insert to a tape that has been recorded in LP mode. Page 36 The guides allows you to view the wide screen composition while in the standard aspect ratio. The guides will not be superimposed on your recordings. Open the menu and select DISP. SET UP. If necessary support the camcorder with your left hand. With practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch, without taking your eye off the action.
Page Picture Angle Composition The most important element in the scene does not necessarily have to be centred. For a more interesting picture, try to position your subject slightly to one side. Leave some space on the side of the frame that the subject is facing or moving towards.
Optical zoom and digital zoom can be operated from either the side grip, the camcorder handle or the wireless controller. This automatically switches the LCD screen on and the viewfinder off. Page Turning The Optical Image Stabilizer Off With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable during telephoto recording.
Unlike electronic image stabilizers, it causes no loss of picture quality. The Optical Image Stabilizer can compensate for a wide range of camcorder movement — If this happens, using the ND filter should remove this problem. The camcorder records the picture and sound to tape for several seconds.
The exposure is automatically adjusted. Starting your shooting with a still image makes it easy to find the beginning again later with the Photo Search function Page 47 2. During this time the camcorder also records the sound, and the display shows the still image. The vertical resolution of the image is improved by 1. This is useful when you wish to add a new scene to a previously used cassette.
They use different combinations of camcorder settings in order to adjust the exposure and other functions to match the recording situation. Slide the program selector to Q program AE mode.
Page 53 Manual Select this program for total creative freedom when operating the camcorder. However, you can manually adjust the recoding level of the built-in microphone or an external microphone connected via the MIC terminal or advanced accessory shoe including microphones connected via the optional MA Microphone Adapter.
This allows you to customize the camcoder to your recording situations. Press the button again to cancel. These digital effects and faders can add visual appeal and greater imaging variety.
Faders: Start or end scenes on a tape with a fade to or from black Page 61 Overlap The camcorder retains the last recorded scene as a still image before entering the record pause mode. When you start recording, the still image gradually changes to the scene you are recording. Operating the Fade Trigger Sound and image fade together. Press the D. Sepia The image becomes monochrome with a brownish tint. The image becomes like a paint solarization.
Mirror Creates a symmetrical image as if there would be a mirror in the middle of the screen. Select the effect setting and press the D. Page Recording With The Interval Timer Recording with the Interval Timer With the interval timer, you can record images over a selected time with a selected interval.
This function is useful when shooting flowers, animals, and other natural events. You can select an interval of 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes, and a recording time of 0.
Refer to the VL-3 Video Light instructions for further details. Use it when recording or dubbing audio. Refer to the DM Microphone instructions for further details.
Refer to the MA Microphone Adapter instructions for further details. Press the EXP dial in. Pull the EXP dial up or down to increase or decrease the shutter speed. To lock the exposure, press the EXP dial in. Press it again to return to the automatically set exposure level. All you have to do is point, and whatever is in the centre of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus Although slight variations are unavoidable, colours will appear natural in virtually every situation.
In some cases, you will get better results by setting the white balance yourself, or using one of the two preset modes: W. This allows you to compensate for backlit, overexposed scenes. Set the recording program to Auto, Tv or Av. Page Using The Custom Preset Using the Custom Preset You can adjust the colour gain, colour phase, sharpness and setup level for more creative recordings. Setting the Custom Preset Functions When you adjust the custom preset functions, be sure to check the picture before you start recording.
Activating the Custom Preset Functions 1. Turn the program selector to Q. Page Using The Zebra Pattern Using the Zebra Pattern The zebra pattern is a series of diagonal stripes that appear in the viewfinder to highlight areas of overexposure. Use it as a guide to set the aperture iris and shutter speed. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press the e play button. Fast forward playback To play back the recording at about Page 87 Built-in Speaker and Headphone Terminal The camcorder has a built-in speaker and a headphone terminal.
You can listen to the sound during playback. Use the speaker or headphones when using the LCD screen for playback, and use headphones when using the viewfinder. The built-in speaker is monaural; use headphones for stereo sound. Page Displaying Date, Time And Camcorder Data Data Code Displaying Date, Time and Camcorder Data Data Code A data code containing the date and time the recording was made and other camcorder data shutter speed and exposure settings is automatically recorded on a special data section of the tape.
Page Setting The Data Code — If the tape was recorded on a camcorder without a data code function. Page 90 Six-second Auto Date The date can be displayed for 6 seconds when you start playback, or to indicate that the date or time zone of the recording has changed. The 6-second auto date automatically adjusts to the time zone you have selected.
If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S1 terminal or the Video ID-1 system, recordings made in the mode for wide screen TVs will be automatically played back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
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