COPYRIGHT© 1997 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
Printed in Japan
COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
VIDEOCAMARA VHS COMPACTO
CÂMERA VHS COMPACTA
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
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
your new camcorder.
Using This Instruction Manual
·All major sections and subsections are listed in
the Table Of Contents (
·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. 45 48) and
familiarize yourself with button locations, etc.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions that
follow and cautions (
pgs. 49, 50). They
contain extremely important information
regarding the safe use of your new camcorder.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
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 Power
Adapter/Battery charger for a long period of
time, it is recommended that you disconnect
the power cord from AC outlet.
Warning on 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 or Maxell CR2025; use of
another battery may present a risk of fire or
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-type colour television signals. It cannot
be used for playback with a television of a
different standard. However, live recording is
possible anywhere. Use the BN-V12U/V22U/
V25U 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.)
The rating plate (serial number plate) and
safety caution are on the bottom and/or the
back of the main unit.
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the
AC Power Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.
This unit is produced to comply with Standard
IEC Publ. 65.
1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected
to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system
is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/
NFPA 70, provides information with regard to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conduc-
tors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
For added protection for this product during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the
wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
3. Power Lines
An outside antenna system should not be located in
the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall
into such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. But
improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire
hazards. This product has been engineered and
manufactured to assure your personal safety. In order not to
defeat the built-in safeguards, observe the following basic
rules for its installation, use and servicing.
Follow and obey all warnings and instructions marked on
your product and its operating instructions. For your safety,
please read all the safety and operating instructions before
you operate this product and keep this manual for future
1. Power Sources
Operate your product only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power
company. If your product is intended to operate
from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
3. Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience recepta-
cles, and the point where they exit from the
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, these
openings must not be blocked or covered.
· Do not block the openings by placing the product
on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
· Do not place the product in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's
instructions have been adhered to.
5. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
LEAD IN WIRE
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70
To avoid personal injury:
· Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket or table. It may fall, causing serious injury
to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product.
· Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
· Use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer and follow the manufacturer's instructions
for any mounting of the product.
· Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across
thresholds or deep-pile carpets.
2. Product and Cart Combination
A product and cart combination should be moved with
care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
3. Water and Moisture
Do not use this product near
water--for example, near a bath
tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or
near a swimming pool and the
4. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer of this product as they may cause hazards.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
The product should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits a
marked change in performance and you are unable to
restore normal operation by following the detailed
procedure in its operating instructions, do not attempt to
service it yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
2. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance--this indicates a need for service.
3. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
4. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in safe operating condition.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
Using the battery pack
1 Hook-on the battery pack's top end to the
camcorder. (Charging procedure,
2 Push in the battery pack until it locks into
To remove the battery pack
Slide BATT. RELEASE and pull out the battery
1 Set the power switch to "PLAY".
2 Press REW.
-- The tape will automatically stop at the
beginning of the tape.
3 Press PLAY/PAUSE.
-- Playback starts and the playback picture
appears in the viewfinder.
·To stop playback, press STOP.
(For more details,
Or simply play back the tape on a VHS
VCR using the Cassette Adapter
1 Slide the LENS COVER open/close knob to
open the lens cover.
2 Set the power switch to "CAMERA".
-- The power indicator will light and an
image will appear in the viewfinder.
3 Press the Recording Start/Stop button.
-- Recording starts.
· To stop recording temporarily, momentarily
press the Recording Start/Stop button once
(For more details,
INSERTING A VIDEO CASSETTE
1 Slide EJECT.
2 Insert a video cassette.
3 Press PUSH.
(For more details,
2 Push in.
Set to "PLAY"
Set to "CAMERA"
3 Recording Start/Stop button