AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION 4
Basic Recording .......................... 14
Basic Features ........................... 16
Zooming, 5-Sec. Recording, Picture Stabiliser,
Quick Review, Video Light, Retake
Advanced Features ...................... 18
Snapshot, Night-Scope, Fade/Wipe Effects,
Program AE With Special Effects,
Digital Effects, Using Menus For Detailed
Adjustment, Date/Time Insert, Instant Titles,
Animation, Time-Lapse, Exposure Control,
Focusing, White Balance Adjustment,
Manual White Balance Operation
Basic Playback ........................... 30
Features .................................. 31
Connections And Tape Dubbing ........ 32
Using The Cassette Adapter ........... 34
USING THE REMOTE
Playback Zoom .......................... 37
Insert Editing ............................. 38
Audio Dubbing ........................... 39
Random Assemble Editing .............. 40
And Indicators ......................... 48
Indications ................................ 50
S-VHS is compatible with
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. 48 51) and familiarise 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 52 54 before use.
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.
Cassettes marked "
" and "
" can be used with this camcorder.
However, S-VHS recordings are possible* only with cassettes marked "
* GR-SXM470A/SXM27EA/SX22EA only.
If you notice smoke or a peculiar smell coming
from the camcorder or AC adapter, shut it
down and unplug it immediately. Continue
using the camcorder or AC adapter under
these conditions could lead to fire or electric
shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not
attempt to repair the malfunction yourself.
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
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.
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.
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. 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 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.)
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 JVC BN-V11U/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 Adapter and Power Cord.
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in
* Models equipped with LCD monitor only.
The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main
The rating information and safety caution of the AC Adapter are on its bottom.
ATTENTION USERS OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
DO NOT DISPOSE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES OR PRODUCTS POWERED BY NON-
REMOVABLE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES, THESE BATTERIES AND PRODUCTS CAN BE
AT THE END OF NORMAL LIFE,
IN AUSTRALIA, RETURN TO YOUR POINT OF PURCHASE OR MAIL TO:
Hagemeyer (Australasia) B.V. 5-7 Garema Circuit Kingsgrove NSW 2208 Australia
Attn : Service Dept.
Phone : (02)750 3777
IN NEW ZEALAND, PLEASE RETURN BATTERIES BY MAIL TO:
Hagemeyer (NZ) Limited P.O. Box 100589 Auckland 1000
Phone : (09)415 8758
Automatic Demonstration takes place when "DEMO MODE" is set to "ON"
Available when the Power Switch is set to "
" or "
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 resume.
"DEMO MODE" remains "ON" even if the camcorder power is turned
To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch to "
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 MENU 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.
· AC Adapter
· Shoulder Strap
· Battery Pack
· A/V (Audio/Video)
· AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for Remote Control Unit,
· S-Video Cable
· Core Filter x 3
(for provided A/V Cable and AC Adapter,
· Core Filter x 4
(for provided A/V Cable, S-Video Cable
and AC Adapter, GR-SXM470A/
· Lens Cap
· Power Cord
· Cassette Adapter C-P7U
· Remote Control
· Editing Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug cable)
· AA (R6) Battery
(for Cassette Adapter,
How To Attach The Core Filter
Attach the provided Core Filter to the provided A/V Cable, S-Video Cable and AC Adapter.
The Core Filter reduces interference.
1 Release the stoppers on both ends of the Core
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
·Wind the cable so that it is not slack.
Take care not to damage the cable.
3 Close the Core Filter until it clicks shut.
Connect the end of the cable with the Core
Filter to the camcorder.
How To Attach The Lens Cap
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in the illustration.
With the provided AC Adapter, attach Core Filters to both ends of the cable as shown below.