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nasonlc... PalrT)(:Ol_dEP PalrnSigl_t_ Camcorder Operating Instructions 13 C._ uu _ 03r_ PV-L779 Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to operate this product. Please save this manual.
nasonlc... PalrT)(:Ol_dEP PalrnSigl_t_ Camcorder Operating Instructions 13 C._ uu _ 03r_ PV-L779 Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to operate this product. Please save this manual. Gufa para rdpida consulta en espa_ol estd incluida. i i[ell_.k--,.1 k_j t_.1il_[-._l_.l I i D;fllll_,_iii lel -J l k_f_ayu_}i VQTW0746A Things You Should Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, it will bring you years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information at the right. The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your Camcorder. Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient Camcorder information source. Know r Date of Purchase Dealer Purchased Dealer Address Dealer Phone No. Model No. Serial No. From IIIJ Ii o_[t'] :ltlo]! I II_.!!h][_e] KS[_ in These accessories are provided in order to set up or use your Camcorder. 1 pc. AC Adaptor (PV-A17) with DC Power Cable (page 13) 1 pc. Battery Pack (PV-BP18) (pages 11, 12) 1 pc. AudioNideoCable (VJAW0027/VJAW0032/ VJAW0039) (pages 30, 32) 1 pc. VHS PlayPak (PV-P1/VYMW0009) and one AA battery (page 31) 1 pc. Shoulder Strap (VYCW0225) (page 15) 1 pc. CR2025 Clock Battery (VSBW0004) (insteilled in Camcorder) (page 74) 1 pc. Driver Software Floppy Disk for Windows 95/98 (VFTW0013) (page 82) 1 pc. PC Connection cable (RS232C-3P) (LSJA0185/LSJA0190) (page 61) 1 pc. CompactFlash Card [2MB] (LSFA0005) (page 51) CompactFlash Card is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows 95/98 are registered trademarks of Microsoft in the United States and other countries. All product/brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders. 2 i _,],u _- k ,- nk um[_ udi ll'[o[ob-iiii _'-1_f'TtMJ, l -h I Things You Should Know _,. _ i{:_ v I Ji[:.[t_.! ti [=1i 1.1 WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. Your Compact VHS Camcorder is designed to record and play back in Standard Play (SP) and Super Long Play (SLP) modes. You can also play_a,compact VHS Camcorder recording on your VHS VCR using the VHS PlayPak supplied. This Camcorder is equipped with the HQ System to provide excellent video pictures, B and is compatible with standard VHS equipment. it is recommended that only cassette tapes that have been tested and inspected for use in VCR machines with the [_ and/or _ mark be used. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR SACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL This symbol warns the user that uninsulated voltage within the unit may have sufficient magnitude to cause electric shock, Therefore, it is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of this unit. This symbol alerts the user that important literature concerning the operation and maintenance of this unit has been included. Therefore, it should be read carefully in order to avoid any problems. # The above markings are located on the appliance bottom cover. provided shielded interfacing cable with ferrite cores when connecting I FCC Warning: To to computer. assure continued Also, anyfcc unauthorized compliance, changes the userormust modifications use only to this _ l equipment would void the users authority to operate. _) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device and a RF Lighting device, pursuant to part 15 and Part 18 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protectionagainst harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause'harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following.measures: -- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. -- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. -- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. -- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/tv technician for help. 3 Important Safeguards 1. Read Instructions-- All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated 2. Retain Instructions-- The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. Heed Warnings -- All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4. Follow Instructions-- All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed. 5. Cleaning -- Unplug this video unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquidor aerosol cleaners. Use a dry cloth for cleaning 6. Attachments -- Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may be hazardous. 7. Water and Moisture -- Do not use this video unit 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. 8. Accessories -- Do not place this video unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The video unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the unit. Use only with a cart, stand, tdpod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the video unit. Any mounting of the unit should follow the manufacturer's instructionsand should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn. 9. Ventilation -- Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the video unit and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. Never place the video unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface, or near or over a radiator or heat register. This video unit should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless prol_erventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to. 10. Power Sources -- This video unit should be operated 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 appliance dealer or local power company. For video units intended to be operated from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions. 11. Grounding or Polarization -- This video unit may be equipped with either a polarized 2-wira AC (Alternating Current) line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other) or 3-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. The 2-wira polarized plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact. your electnc=anto replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. The 3-wire groundingtype plug will fit into a grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your etectdcian to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding type plug. 12. 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 of plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit. 13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding -- If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the video unit, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Part 1 of the Canadian Electrical Code, in USA Section 8!0 of the National Electrical Code, provides information with respect 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. G_ =_'LEAD WIRE IN _E t_iarge UNIT (NEC SECTION 81C-201 CLAMPS (NEC SECT_N ) EUE_(_E SYSTEM NEC -- k=a'i'iok_lelec3 COOE (NECART 2SO,pAR'r_ 14. Lightning-- For added protectionof this video unit receiver during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattenctedand unused for long pedods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the video unit due to lightning and power-line surges. 4 i _1 II_.l-'t,.1!.1 I_.it [_:]B_. i Ili O:[ II IZP.I E J:l _ 1:1 rf._._k- Important Safeguards... 15, Power Lines -- An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electdc light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installingan outside antenna system, extreme core should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal 16. Ovedoading -- Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. 17. Objects and Liquids -- Never push objects of any kind into this video unit through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage pointsor short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spillliquid of any kind onto the video unit. 18. Servicing -- Do not attempt to service this video unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 19. Damage Requiring Service -- Unplug this video unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, b. if any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into the video unit. c. If the video unit has been exposed to rain or water, d. if the video,unit 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 video unit to its normal operation. e. If the video unit has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged. f. When the video unit exhibits a distinct change in performance -- this indicates a need for service. 20. 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 firs, electric shock or other hazards. 21, Safety Check-- Upon completion of any service or repairs to this video unit, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the video unit is in safe operating order. Precautions USE & LOCATION TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD... Your Camcorder and power supply should not be exposed to rain or moisture. Do not connect the power supply or Operate your Camcorder if it gets wet. Your Camcorder has been designed for outdoor use, however it is not designed to sustain direct exposure to water, rain, sleet, snow, sand, dust, or a direct splashing from a pool or even a cup of coffee. This action could permanently damage the internal parts of your Camcorder. Do not attempt to disassemble this unit. There are no user serviceable pads inside. Unplug your Camcorder from the power supply before cleaning. DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMCORDER AT THE SUN OR OTHER BRIGHT OBJECTS. DO NOT LEAVE THE CAMCORDER WITH THE EVF AIMED DIRECTLY AT THE SUN AS THIS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL PARTS OF THE EVF. DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CAMCORDER TO EXTENDED HIGH TEMPERATURE... Such as, in direct sunlight, inside a closed car, next to a heater, etc,,, This action could perr_anently damage the internal parts of your Camcorder. AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE... If the unit is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may form on the tape and inside the unit. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMCORDER OR THE POWER SUPPLY TURNED ON WHEN NOT IN USE. STORAGE OF YOUR CAMCORDER... Store and handle your Camcorder in a manner that will not subject it to unnecessary movement (avoid shaking and striking). Your Camcorder contains a sensitive pick-up device which could be damaged by improper handling or storage CARE TO CLEAN YOUR CAMCORDER... Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning your Camcorder body, TO PROTECT THE LENS.., Do not touch the surface of the lens with your hand. Use a commercial comcorder lens solution and lens paper when cleaning the lens. Improper cleaning can scratch the lens coating. TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR CAMCORDER... Before handling your Camcorder, make sure your hands and face are free from any chemical products, such as suntan lotion, as it may damage the finish. 5 Table of Contents ThingsYou Should Know... 2 Important Safeguards... 4 Precautions... 5 Self Demo Mode... 7 Quick Operation Guide... 8 Supplying Power Cassette Information Attaching Shoulder Strap MENU Mode Setting the Clock Built-inAuto Light Camera Recording Playing Back Recordings Copying your Tapes (dubbing) Four-Speed Power Zoom Backlight Focus High Speed Shutter Tally Lamp Auto Fade Color Digital Fade Color Digital Filter Digital Zoom Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (E.I.S.) Still/Strobe/Wide Security Mode...._ Time Lapse Message Mode IntelligentTitler Digital Still Camera... _ CompactFlash Card Insertion/Removal Recording Using the Light Playback Deleting Specific Image Pages Deleting All Image Pages Picture in Picture Wipe Title DigitalWipe Mode PhotoShot Title Library... _ PC Connection Using a PCMCIA Adaptor (optional) i=rot-il.] n,nmm (o]liip.) q[.lie Viewfinder/LCD Monitor Indications Operation Notes Replacing Clock Battery Palmcorder Accessory System Palmcorder Accessory Order Form Specifications Before Requesting Service Request for Service Notice... ; Warranty Index Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guia Para Uso Rdpido i_[.] i_. t-'s--h.--s P.i. [_ -Jill Ii H'[I] lli'.i i iq jzl_fzl rm_,_- Serf Demo Mode Self Demo mode is on when the screen below appears. Follow the steps below to turn it off. Connect Camcorder to power source. EVF Screen :F 2 rpan, as0nic ITS TAPES PLAY IN YOUR VCR YES, rr's VHSI 26x LENS / 300x D. ZOOM DIGITAL STABILIZATION DEDICATED 5-HEAD _. DIGITAL PHOTOSHOT j Set POWER to CAMERA. Hold down STOP over 5 seconds. Note: Self Demo stops automatically if battery is attached (page 11) and cassette tape is inserted (page 14). Inserting a tape alone (or attaching a partially charged battery) only temporarily stops Self Demo. Self Demo stops for 30 seconds when a function key other than Power, Tape Speed Selector, and Light is pressed. To turn Self Demo back on. With DISF AY held down, slide POWER to CAMERA and wait for Self Demo to begin. 7 Quick Operation Guide Charge Battery Pack fully before operation (page 11). Insert CHARGE Lamp lights and then goes out when charging is done. Plug in AC Adaptor. When the CompactFlash Card is not inserted in CAMERA or PHOTO mode, NO CF CARD appears on-screen. Be sure to insert the CompactFlash Card before using the Built-in Digital Still Camera (page 51). CAMERA recording is possible even when the CompactFlash Card is not inserted. Slide TAPE EJECT to open door. 3 Insert the ComDactFlash : Card (page 51). Attach fully charged (page 11). 8 I i['l I= _'I'I I I _'I i['{_le; d i ;[l]llp'iii'_ =/-'I _t!_irmj_ ' Quick Operation Guide Insert _assette (page 14). 4_ Press here to close door. When the LCD monitor is fully open, the Viewfinder automatically turns OFF (page 23). Set POWERto _AMERA. 1 A Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the ,_ LCD monitor. Swing it fully open and adjust the angle. Press RECORD/PAUSE recording. Press RECORD/PAUSE Dause recording. to start again to 9 Quick Operation Guide When the LCD monitor is fully open, the Viewfinder automatically turns OFF (page 27). Charge Battery Pack fully before operation (page 11). 1 Press LCD-OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor. Swing it fully open and adjust the angle. 2 Set POWER to VCR. 3 Press REWIND/SEARCH to rewind tape. / \ PHOTO VCR CAMERA Press PLAYto start playback. Press STOP to stop playback. 10 Supplying Power 0 2 POWER Lain CHARGE Lamp 1 Plug in AC AdaDtor. POWER Lamp lights. Insert i_ Align right side of Battery with ine on AC Adaptor. 1_) Press Battery down and slide in direction of arrow. CHARGE Lamp lights and then goes out when charging is done (approx. 1 and 1/2 hours). Remove Slide Battery OL_ and off. Note: After recharging 5 times, use I_AI-rERY REFRESH feature as explained on page 12. Battery life gradually decreases after repeated use and recharging. If operation time becomes very short, even after a sufficient charge, discard Battery properly (page 12). A fully charged Battery provides a maximum of about 2 hours of continuous use (LCD monitor off) or about 1.5 hours (LCD monitor on). Actual time may vary due to operating conditions. Using the Built-in Light decreases operating time. 1 Attach BaHerv O Align Battery with top of mounting surface. _) Press and snap into place. BATTERY Remove Battery While sliding BATTE Y RE EA, remove Battery, 11 Supplying Power i: J_ (;.] iv :{:'_ ii[_,.,,,]i n This feature completely discharges Battery before recharging begins. Use after about every 5 charges for optimum Battery performance. CHARGE Lamp 1 Plug i'n,ac POWER Lamp stays on as long as Adaptor is plugged in Place _ into Adaptor. Press BATTERY REFRESH. The CHARGE Lamp flashes durinq discharge then stays lit until charging is complete. If BA-I-IERY REFRESH is pressed by mistake, remove Battery from Adaptor and reinsert it for normal charging. Remove Battery. Charging takes about 7 and 1/2 hours when Battery Refresh is used. Battery will not operate in extremely high temperatures. Caution: Charge only with specified charger. Battery can be charged within a temperature range of 50 F (10 C) and 95 F (35 C). Battery is normally warm after charging or just after use. Do not use an insufficiently charged or wornout Battery. Safety precautions: Do not get Battery near, or dispose of in fire, Do not directly connect (short circuit) the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. Never attempt to disassemble or reassemble Battery. To avoid Battery damage: Do not drop or jar Battery. Use Battery with specified units only. If Battery is used in extremely high temperatures, a safety device will automatically prevent operation, To prolong Battery life: While not in use, remove Battery from the Ca_corder and AC Adaptor and store in a cool, dark, dry place. Keep Battery terminals clean. ATTENTION: The product you have purchased is powered by a nickel cadmium battery which is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under various state and local Jaws,it is illegal to dispose of this battery into your municipalwaste stream. Please call BAI-rERY for information on how to recycle this battery. _, U.S.A. CONSUMERS: 1 Supplying Power i_ i,_ -- DC Power Cable Connect AC Adaptor VCR DC OUT POWER Lamp DC IN to _ wi
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