Basic Recording .......................... 14
Basic Features ........................... 16
Advanced Features ...................... 20
Basic Playback ........................... 30
Features .................................. 31
Connections ............................... 32
Using The Cassette Adapter
(optional) ............................... 34
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL
Animation And Time-Lapse ............. 37
Insert Editing ............................. 38
Audio Dubbing ........................... 39
Random Assemble Editing .............. 40
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ... 46
Indications ................................ 48
Using This Instruction Manual
·All major sections and subsections are listed in the
Table Of Contents on the cover.
·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. 46 49) and familiar-
ize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They
contain extremely important information
regarding the safe use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the
cautions on pages 50 51 before use.
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 Power Adapter/Charger are on its bottom.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS
camcorder. Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions contained in the
following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
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
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
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
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.
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-V11U/V12U/V20U
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.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United
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 accord-
ance 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.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on
a shelf, make sure that is 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. 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 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
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.)
Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark
The Crossed Out Dust Bin
Mark on the battery pack
indicates that the product
complies with Directives
91/157/EEC and 93/86/EEC.
battery pack must be
recycled or disposed of
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.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO 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 instruc-
tions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO 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 people.
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!
Cassettes marked "
" and "
" can be
used with this camcorder.
However, S-VHS recordings are possible only with
cassettes marked "
Integrated Auto Light
Program AE with Special
Electronic Fog Filter
1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter
Super VHS-ET (
Picture Stabilizer (
TBC (Time Base Corrector)
NOTES about Automatic Demonstration
Automatic Demonstration takes place when "DEMO MODE" is set to "ON"
Available when the Power Switch is set to "AUTO" or "PRO.".
Operating the Power Zoom Lever during the demonstration stops
the demonstration temporarily. If the Power Zoom Lever is not
moved for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will
"DEMO MODE" remains "ON" even if the camcorder power is
To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch to
"PRO." and press MENU 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 Select
Wheel to select "OFF" and press it.
When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the
camcorder, demonstration is not available.
Digital Hyper Zoom
·AC Power Adapter/
·Lithium Battery CR2025
(for clock operation)
·Core Filter x 2
(for provided Audio/
Video cable and
How to Attach The Core Filter
Attach the provided Core Filters to the provided Audio/Video cable and S-video cable.
The Core Filter reduces interference.
1. Release the
both ends of
the Core Filter.
2. Run the cable through the Core Filter, leaving
approx. 5 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.
3. Close the Core Filter until it
Connect the end of the
cable with the Core Filter to