DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
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TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
Thank you for purchasing this Digital Video
Camera. Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions contained in the
following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
· All major sections and subsections are listed in the
Table Of Contents (
pg. 8, 9).
· 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 "Controls, Indications and Connectors"
pg. 74 80) 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
your new camcorder.
You are recommended to carefully read the
cautions on pages 81 -- 83 before use.
The AA-V68U AC Power Adapter/Charger should
be used with:
AC 120 V`, 60 Hz in the USA and Canada,
AC 110 240 V`, 50/60 Hz in other countries.
CAUTION (applies to the AA-V68U)
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION (s'applique à l'AA-V68U)
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA
FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE
LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU'AU FOND.
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.
Warning on lithium cell battery (for remote
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C (212°F)
Replace battery with Maxell, Panasonic
(Matsushita Electronic), Sanyo or Sony CR2025;
use of another battery may present a risk of fire
Dispose of used battery properly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
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 Class B digital apparatus complies with
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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
viewfinder playback are possible anywhere.
Use the BN-V607U or BN-V615U battery pack
and, to recharge it, the provided multi-voltage
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V68U. (An
appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of
AC outlets in different countries.)
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.
6. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
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 conductors, 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
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
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 reference.
1. Grounding or Polarization
Your product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still
fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized plug.
Your product may be equipped with a 3-wire
grounding-type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin. This plug will only fit into a
grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety
If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
2. 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 operating instructions.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
4. 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 receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the product.
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
· 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
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 like.
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
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
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
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
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
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
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer of this product as they may cause
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.
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries
apart, or expose them to flame or excessive heat, as
there is a risk of fire or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery terminals, or
the battery itself, to come in contact with metals, as
this can result in a short circuit and possibly start a
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but possess a
large power capacity. However, when the battery
pack becomes cool in an environment subject to
cold temperatures (below 10°C/50°F), the battery
pack has a characteristic that its usage time
becomes shorter and may cease to function. If this
happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or
other warm, protected place for a short time, then
re-attach it to the camcorder. As long as the battery
pack itself is not cold, it should not affect perform-
(If you're using some kind of heating pad, make
sure the battery pack does not come in direct
contact with the pad.)
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into
the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as lead
to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is
also a risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION! The following notes concern possible
physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always attach and use
the provided hand strap. Hold the camcorder firmly
in your hand, with the strap securely around your
wrist. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the
viewfinder can result in dropping the unit, or in a
Take care not to get your finger caught in the
cassette cover. Do not let children operate the
camcorder, as they are particularly susceptible to
this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces.
It could tip over, causing serious damage to the
Lithium-ion is vulnerable in colder temperatures.
This camcorder is designed exclusively for
the digital video cassette. Only cassettes
can be used with this unit.
Before recording an important scene . . .
.... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini
.... remember that this camcorder is not compatible
with other digital video formats.
.... remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only. Any commercial use
without proper permission is prohibited. (Even if
you record an event such as a show, perform-
ance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain