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LYT1546-001A EN
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital
video camera. Before use, please
read the safety information and
precautions contained in the pages 2,
4 ­ 6 and 12 to ensure safe use of
this product.
For Accessories:
To deactivate the demonstration,
set "DEMO MODE" to "OFF".
pg. 32, 34)
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2 EN
Before recording important video, be sure to
make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the
video and audio have been recorded properly.
We recommend cleaning your video heads
before use.
If you haven't used your
camcorder for a while, the
heads may be dirty. We
recommend periodically
cleaning the video heads
with a cleaning cassette
Be sure to store your cassette tapes and
camcorder in the proper environment.
Video heads can become dirty more easily if your
cassette tapes and camcorder are stored in a
dusty area. Cassette tapes should be removed
from the camcorder and stored in cassette cases.
Store the camcorder in a bag or other container.
Use SP (Standard) mode for important video
LP (Long Play) mode lets you record 50% more
video than SP (Standard) mode, but you may
experience mosaic-like noise during playback
depending on the tape characteristics and the
usage environment.
So, for important recordings, we recommend
using SP mode.
For safety and reliability.
It is recommended only genuine JVC batteries
and accessories are used in this camcorder.
This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC
BNVF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs.
Using generic non-JVC batteries can cause
damage to the internal charging circuitry.
Make sure you only use cassettes with the
Mini DV mark
Make sure you only use memory cards with the
. This camcorder
is designed exclusively for the digital video
cassette, SD Memory Card and MultiMediaCard.
Only cassettes marked "
" and memory
cards marked "
" or "
" can
be used with this unit.
Remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission is
prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a
show, performance or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand).
DO NOT leave the unit
- in place of over 50°C (122°F)
- in place where humidity is extremely low (below
35%) or extremely high (80%).
- in direct sunlight.
- in a closed car in summer.
- near a heater.
The LCD monitor is made with high-precision
technology. However, black spots or bright spots
of light (red, green or blue) may appear constantly
on the LCD monitor. These spots are not
recorded on the tape. This is not due to any
defect of the unit. (Effective dots: more than
Do not leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use and check the unit
regularly whether it is working or not.

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Wipe/Fader Effects
You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to make
pro-style scene transitions. (
pg. 40)
Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects
For example, "SPORTS" mode allows fast-
moving images to be captured one frame at a
time, for vivid, stable slow-motion. (
pg. 41)
LED Light
You can brighten the subject in the dark place
with the LED Light. (
pg. 36)
Backlight Compensation
Simply pressing the BACKLIGHT button
brightens the image darkened by backlight.
pg. 39)
You can also select a spot metering area so
that more precise exposure compensation
is available. (
pg. 39, Spot Exposure
Data Battery
You can check the battery status by simply
pressing the DATA button. (
pg. 15)
Live Slow
You can record and play back precious or
hard-to-see moments at a slow speed. The
sound is recorded and played back in real
time. (
pg. 36)
Auto Button
You can change the recording mode between
manual setting to the standard mode setting
of the camcorder by pressing the AUTO
button. (
pg. 16)
Major Features of this Camcorder
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4 EN
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power
points in your home or the cable is too short to
reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate
safety approved extension lead or consult your
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an
identical approved type, as originally fitted,
and to replace the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug
immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by
inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains
plug then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger
Terminal coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
If these colours do not correspond with the
terminal identifications of your plug, connect as
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or
coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
When you are not using the AC Adapter for a
long period of time, it is recommended that you
disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
Blue to N (Neutral)
or Black
Brown to L (Live)
or Red
To avoid electric
shock or damage to
the unit, first firmly
insert the small end
of the power cord into
the AC Adapter until it
is no longer wobbly,
and then plug the
larger end of the
power cord into an
AC outlet.
This camcorder is designed to be used with
PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be
used for playback with a television of a different
standard. However, live recording and LCD
monitor/viewfinder playback are possible
This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC
BN-VF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs
and, to recharge them or to supply power to the
camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided
multi-voltage AC Adapter. (An appropriate
conversion adapter may be necessary to
accommodate different designs of AC outlets in
different countries.)
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C
or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
The rating plate (serial number plate) and
safety caution are on the bottom and/or the
back of the main unit.
The rating information and safety caution of the
AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.

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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. the heat may not be able
to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or
places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water
or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into
the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as
lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry.
There is also a risk of fire or electric shock.
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always securely attach
and use the provided strap. Carrying or holding
the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
Take care not to get your finger caught in the
cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate
the camcorder, as they are particularly
susceptible to this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camcorder.
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is
not recommended, as tripping on the cables will
cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.
[European Union]
This symbol indicates that the electrical and electronic equipment should not be disposed as
general household waste at its end-of-life. Instead, the product should be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment for proper
treatment, recovery and recycling in accordance with your national legislation.
By disposing of this product correctly, you will help to conserve natural resources and will help
prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more information
about collection point and recycling of this product, please contact your local municipal office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
(Business users)
If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page to
obtain information about the take-back of the product.
[Other Countries outside the European Union]
If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in accordance with applicable national
legislation or other rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical and electronic
Information for Users on Disposal of Old Equipment