DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION 5
Basic Recording ................................. 14
Advanced Features ............................ 20
Basic Playback .................................. 34
Advanced Features ............................ 35
Basic Connections .............................. 38
Advanced Connections ......................... 40
Dubbing To A VCR ............................. 42
Dubbing To A Video Unit
Equipped With A DV Connector ............ 43
USING THE REMOTE
Slow-Motion Playback, Frame-By-Frame
Playback and Playback Zoom .............. 46
Playback Special Effects ...................... 47
Random Assemble Editing .................... 48
For More Accurate Editing .................... 52
Audio Dubbing .................................. 54
Docking Station ................................ 63
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........ 64
Indications ...................................... 66
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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 anywhere. Use the BN-V507U/V514U battery
packs and, to recharge them, the provided multi-voltage
AC Power Adapter/Charger. (An appropriate conversion
adapter may be necessary to accommodate different
designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
Using This Instruction Manual
· All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover page.
· Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.
· Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
..... refer to the Index (
pgs. 63 68) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They contain extremely important information regarding the safe use of
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 69 through 71 before use.
The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC Power
Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the Docking
Station is on its bottom.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions
contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
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
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with
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.)
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user
serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
When you are not using the AC Power Adapter/
Charger for a long period of time, it is recommended
that you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. 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 dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical
approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the
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:
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette. Only cassettes marked "
" can be used
with this unit.
Before recording an important scene . . .
..... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark
..... remember that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats.
..... 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 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 shoulder strap. Carrying or holding the
camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
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.
Attaching the camcorder to the Docking Station with cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, Editing, DC, etc.) connected,
then leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall,
resulting in damage.
SOME DO'S AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE
USE OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical
equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections
between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.
consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON'T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged in
any way -- switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON'T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON'T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed for
unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and make sure
that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm or handicapped
DON'T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of road
safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON'T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON'T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating will
cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON'T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws -- to ensure complete safety always fit the
manufacturer's approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.
DON'T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
-- NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case -- this
could result in a fatal electrical shock;
-- NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind -- it is better to be safe than sorry!
·AC Power Adapter/Charger
AA-V51EG or AA-V51EK
·Remote Control Unit
The CD ROM contains
the following 5 software
· JLIP Video Capture
· JLIP Video Producer
Mr. Photo Gold
· Mr. Photo
· ProImage Plus
·AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
·PC Connection Cable
(One plug has 3 rings
around the pin, and
the other has 1 ring
around the pin.)
·JLIP Cable (Both plugs have
3 rings around the pin.)
· Audio/Video Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to
·Core Filter x 2
(for optional S-Video cable
and Audio/Video (RCA plug
RCA plug) cable)
Automatic Demonstration takes place when
"DEMO. MODE" is set to "ON" (factory-preset).
Available when the POWER Switch is set to "
" and no
cassette is in the camcorder.
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 Operation Switch
" and set the POWER Switch to "
" while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch, then press the
MENU wheel twice 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 Menu Screen). Rotate the MENU wheel
to select "OFF" and press it. The normal screen appears.
How To Attach Core Filters
Attach the provided Core Filters to an optional S-Video cable or Audio/Video (RCA plug RCA plug) cable.
Core Filters reduce interference.
stoppers on both
ends of the Core
Run the cable through the Core Filter, leaving approx.
3 cm of cable between the cable plug and the Core
Filter. Wind the cable around the outside of the Core
Filter as shown in the illustration.
·Wind the cable so that it is not slack.
Take care not to damage the cable.
Close the Core Filter until it
When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder.