AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION 4
Basic Recording .......................... 14
Basic Features ........................... 16
Zooming, Picture Stabilizer, 5-Sec. Recording,
Quick Review, Retake, Video Light
Advanced Features ...................... 18
Snapshot, Night-Alive, 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 CONTROL
UNIT (GR-SXM330 only)
Playback Zoom .......................... 37
Animation And Time-Lapse ............. 37
Insert Editing ............................. 38
Audio Dubbing ........................... 39
Terms ...................................... 43
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ... 44
Indications ................................ 46
FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) 54
WARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)
S-VHS is compatible with GR-SXM330/SX860 only.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located on the
bottom of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference.
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. 43 47) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety Instructions that follow. They contain extremely
important information regarding the safe use of this product.
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.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 48 50 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 Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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.
The product that you have purchased is powered by a rechargeable battery. The battery is 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 proper disposal.
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 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. (An appropriate conversion
adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
*Models equipped with LCD monitor only.
can be used with this camcorder.
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.)
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(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
(8) Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
(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
(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.
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 the MENU Wheel in 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 MENU 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.
If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot see the actual changes of the Automatic Demonstration
activated on the LCD monitor or viewfinder.
·Remote Control Unit
·AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for Remote Control Unit,
·AA (R6) Battery
(for Cassette Adapter)
(VHS Playpak) C-P7U
How To Attach The Lens Cap
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in the illustration.