place when "DEMO MODE" is set to
· Available when the Power Switch is set to
" or "
· To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set
"DEMO MODE" to "OFF" (
Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact
VHS camcorder. Before use, please read
"SAFETY PRECAUTIONS" (
pg. 3, 4) to
ensure safe use of this product.
COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
5 ~ 9
9 ~ 10
10 ~ 12
12 ~ 16
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which
is located on the bottom of the camcorder.
Retain this information for future reference.
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Attach the core filters to the cables. The core
filter reduces interference.
1) Release the stoppers on both ends of the
2) Run the cable through the core filter, leaving
approx. 3 cm of cable between the cable plug
and the core filter.
Wind the cable once around the outside of the
core filter as shown in the illustration.
3) Close the core filter until it clicks shut.
· Take care not to damage the cable.
· When connecting a cable, attach the end
with the core filter to the camcorder.
· Battery Packs BN-V12U, BN-V20U, BN-
· Compact S-VHS (
) Cassettes ST-
· Compact VHS (
) Cassettes TC-40/
· Active Carrying Bag CB-V75
· A/V (Audio/Video) Cable
· S-Video Cable
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 connected to
AC Adapter AP-V14U or
Core filter (for S-
How To Attach The Core filter
Some accessories are not available in some
Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for
details on accessories and their availability.
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· This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-type color television signals. It cannot
be used for playback with a television of a
different standard. However, live recording
and LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are
· Use the JVC BN-V10U/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
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be
designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
· 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
The product that you have purchased is powered
recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under
various state and local laws, it may be illegal to
dispose of this battery into the municipal waste
stream. Check with your local solid waste officials
for details in your area for recycling options or
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN
This product has a fluorescent lamp that
contains a small amount of mercury. Disposal
of these materials may be regulated in your
community due to environmental
For disposal or recycling information please
contact your local authorities, or the Electronics
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
Only cassettes marked
can be used with this camcorder.
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1)Read these instructions.
2)Keep these instructions.
3)Heed all warnings.
4)Follow all instructions.
5)Do not use this apparatus near water.
6)Clean only with dry cloth.
7)Do not block any ventilation openings. Install
in accordance with the manufacturer's
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
9) Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
10)Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
11) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
12)Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery indicates
JVC is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end
of their useful life, when taken out of service in the United States. The RBRC® program provides a
convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream,
which may be illegal in your area. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERYTM for information on Ni-Cd battery
recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. JVC's involvement in this program is part of our
commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources.
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 (3-15/16") 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 splashing.
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.)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS
DEC 2 5 . 0 5
AM 1 1 : 4 5 : 18
BR I GHT +
1 2 3 4
" # $
Keep the lens
cap attached to
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
6 7 8 9 !
pg. 17 for "Warning Indications"
Turn the gear
to take up
Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions.
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