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PalrncoPdEi . , ° Panasonic ° palmSigl - } TMt Camcorder Operating Instructions PV - L501 Models No . PV - L551 PV - L601 PV - L651 ( PV - L651 shown ) Please read these mstrucbons carefully before attempting to operate this product Please save this manual Gula para rdpida consulta en espa _ ol estd incluida . LSQTO381A
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Things You Should Know Jill Thank you for choosing Panasonlc ! DateofPurchase Youhavepurchasedoneof othemostnthe DealerPurchasedFrom sophisticatedandreliableproducts markettoday . Usedproperly , it will bring DealerAddress you yearsof enjoyment . Pleasetaketime DealerPhone No . to fill inthe informationat the right . The serialnumberis onthe tag tlocatedono ModelNo . the buttomof your Camcorder . Besure retain this manual as your convenient Serial No . Camcorder information source . i I These accessories are provided in order to set up or use your Camcorder . 1pc . AC Adaptor _ 1 pc . Audio / VideoCable • 1 pc . Ba0eryPack ( pages9 , tO ) ( PV - At9 ) withDC Power ( LSJA0283 ) ( pages21 , 22 ) : ( PV - BPt8 ) ( PV - L551 / PV - L60t / _ _ Cable ( page10 ) ! l ° ' _ i , PV - 651o _ ( PV - BP15 ) ( PV - L50t only ) 1 pc . Shoulder Strap • ( LSFC0012 ) ( page 34 ) 1 pc . VHS PlayPak • ( PV - P1NYMW0009 ) and e 60 one " AA " battery ( page 21 ) • 1pc . 8 - Function Remote Battery Charging ( VSQW0038 ) with one CR2025 O Confirmation / _ _ _ Battery . ( page 19 ) ( PV - L651 only ) Marker " , , _ / _ Jj O 0 ( PV - L501only ) Usethismarkerasa remindetro 1 pc . CR2025 Clock • O yourselwf henthebatteryisfully Battery ( VSBW0004 • chargedorinneedofa charge . ( installed in Cameorder ) • Thismarker performsnofunction Remote has been loaded with o o ( page 35 ) @ • battery . ( page 35 ) ( PV - L65t only ) and is for yourreferenceonly . This operating instruction book is designed for use with models PV - L501 PV - L551 , PV - L601 , and PV - L651 . Illustrat ans n this manual show the PV - L661 . Features may vary , soplease read carefully . Differences between models Model 8 - nFunction _ Built - in Battery Electronic Viewfinder Number LCDMonitor RemoteCo , ol Auto Light Pack 63.5 mm PV - L501 ( 2.5 inch ) Liquid Not supf _ ied PV - BP15 10.2 turn ( 0.4 inch ) Not supplied Electronic Vewfinder CrystalDisplay 63.5 mm 11 mm ( 0.45 inchyt4 rnm PV - L551 ( 2.5 inch ) aLiquidy Not supplied Supplied PV - BPt8 ( 0.55inch Liqui Crystal Color CrystalDispl E ectronic Viewfinder 76.2mm 11 mrn ( 0.45 inch ) / 14 mrn PV - L601 3.0 inch Liquid Not supplied Supplied PV - BPt8 ( O . 55inch ) Liqui Crystal Color CrystalDisplay Elech'anicViewfieder 101.6mm 11 mm ( 0.45 inch ) / t 4 mm PV - L651 ( 4.0 inch ) Liquid Supplied Supplied PV - BP16 ( 0.55 inch ) Liqui Crystal Color Crysa D splay Elec _ onic Viewfinder
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Things You Should Know I II WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD , DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE , YourCompactVHSCamcorderis designedtorecordandplay backin StandardPlay ( SP ) and SuperLongPlay ( SLP ) modes , Youcan also playa CompactVHSCamcorder recordingonyour VHSVCRusingthe VHS PlayPaksupplied . Th _ s Camcorder s equipped w _ th the HQ System to prowde excellent vtdeo ptctures , and _ s compatible with standard VHS equipment . _ i ' It is recommended that onlycassettetapesthat have been tested and inspectedfor use in VCR machines with the _ and / or _ mark be used . This usymbolwarnstheuserthatnitmay uninsulatedvoltagewithinthecause havesufficientmagnitudeto , electricshockT . hereforeitis DONOT OPIEN dangerousto makeanykindotcontact withanyinsidepartofthisunit . / _ Thissymbolalertstheuserthat DO NOT REMOVECOVER leR BACK ) importanltiteratureconcerningthe NO USER - SERVICEABLE pART _ INSIDE operationandmaintenanceofthisunitld hasbeenincludedT . herefore . itshou bereadcarefullyinordertoavoidany problems . The abovemarkingsare locatedon the appliance'sbottomcover . I FCCWarning : Anyunauthorizedchangesor modificationsto thisequipmentwould void the user'sauthorityto operate . J This device complies with Pad 15 of the FCC Rules . Operation is subjectto the following two conditions : ( 1 ) This device may not cause harmful interference , and ( 2 ) thisdevice must accept any interference received , including interference that may cause undesired operation . Note : This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Part 15 and part 18 of the FCC Rules . These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when operated in a residential environment . If thisequipment does cause interference to radio or television reception , which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on , use the equipment in another IocetJon and / or utilize an electrical outlet different from that used by the receiver . if necessary , consult the dealer or an exporienced radio / TV technician for help . You may find the booklet , ' Something About Interference ' available from FCC local regional offices helpful . This productmay cause interference to radio equipment and should not be installednear maritime safety communicationsequipment or othercritical navigation or communicationequipment operating between 0.45 - 30 MHz . 3
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Important Safeguards III IIHIPIIIII _ IIIIII ! 11II111 11 . Grounding or Polarization - This video unit 1 . Read Instructions - All the safety and may be equipped with either a polarized 2 - operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated . wire AC ALternating Current ) line plug ( a plug having one blade w der than the other ) 2 . Retain Instructions - The safety and or 3 - wire groundingtype plug , a plug having operating instructionsshould be retainedfor a third ( grounding ) pin , future reference . The 2 - wire polarized plug willfit intothe 3 . Heed Warnings - All warnings on the unit power outlet onlyone way . This is a safety and in the operating instructionsshould be feature . If you are unable to insertthe plug adhered to . fully into the outlet , try reversingthe plug . If 4 . Follow Instructions - All operating andllowed . the pluQstillfalls to fit , contact youre maintenance instructionsshould be fo elantric = anto replace yourobsolet outlet . 5 . Cleaning - Unplug thisvideo unit from the Do not defeat the salety purposeof the wall outlet before cleaning . Do not use liquid polarized plug . or aerosol cleaners . Use a dry clothfor The 3 - wire grounding type pluq willtit into a cleaning . grounding type power outlet . This is a safety 6 . Attachments - Do not use attachments not leature . If you are unableto insertthe plug recommended by the video product into the outlet , contactyourelectTicionto manufacturer as they may be hazardous . replace yourobsolete outlet . Do not defeat the 7 . Water and Moisture - Do not use this video safety purposeof the groundingtype plug . unit near water - for example near a bath tub , 12 . Power - Cord Protection - Power - supply wash bowl , kitchensink , or laundrytub , inaand cords should be routed so that they are not wet basement , or near a swimming pool , likely to be walked on or pinched by items the11ke . placed uponor against them . Paying 8 . Accessories - Oo not place this video unit particular attentionto cords of plugs , on an unstable cart , stand , tripod , bracket , or convenience receptacles , and the point table . The video unit may fall , causingserious where they exit from the unit . injury to a childor adult , and seriousdamage 13 . Outdoor Antenna Grounding - Ifan to the unit . Use only with a cart , stand , tripod , outside antenna or cable system is bracket , or table recommended by the connected to the video unit , be sure the manufacturer , or sold with the video unit . Any antenna or cable systemis grounded so as mounting of the unit should follow theuld to provide some protectionagainst voltage manufacturer's instructionsand sho use a surges and built - up static charges . Part 1 of mounting accessoryrecommended by the the Canadian ElectricalCede , in USA manufacturer . An appliance and cart Section 810 of the National ElectricalCode , combination should be moved provides informationwith respect to proper with care . Quick stops , grounding of the mast and supporting excessiveforce , and uneven structure , groundingof the lead - in wire to an surfaces may cause the antenna dischargeunit , size of groundingge appliance and cart combination conductors , locationof antenna dischar to overturn . unit , connectionto grounding electrodes , and 9 . Ventilation - Slotsand opaninQs in the requirements for the groundingelectrode . cabinet are previded for ventilation and to ensure reliable operationof the video unit and to protectit from overheating . These _ Oeevningmsust not be blocked or covered . er place the video unit on a bed , sofa , rug , or other similar surface , or near or over a radiatoror heat register . This video unit should not be placed in a built - ininstallation ( _ such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's NEC SEC / I _ 110 - ; 1 ) instructionshave 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 ot power supply to your 14 . Lightning - For added protection ofthisorm , home , consult your appliance dealer or local video unit receiverduhnga lightningst or power company . For wdeo units intendedto when it is left unattendedandunused forlong be operated from battery power , or other pededs of time , unplugit lromthe walloutletm . sources , refer to the operating instructions . and disconnectthe antenna or cable syste This willprevent damage to the videounit due to ligh _ ng and power - treesurges . 4
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Important Safeguards t5 Power Lines - An outside en enna sys em b . If any liquid has been spilled into , or should not be located in the vicinity of overhead objeutshave fallen onto , the video unit . a _ werlinesorotherelectriclightorpowerer c . Ifthe videounithas beenexposedtorain rcullso , rwhereitcanfallintosuchpow orwater . linesorcircuitsW . heninstallinganoutsidetaken d . Ifthevideounitdoesnotoperatenormally antennasystem , extremecareshouldbe byfollowingtheoperatinginstructions . to keepfromtouchingsuchpowerlinesertal . oAdjusotnlythosecontrolsthatarecoveredper circuitsascontacwt iththemmightbefa bytheoperatinignstruclienass , animpritn t6 , Overloading - Donotoverloadwall outlets adiusknenotfothercontrolms ayresul andextensioncords as thiscan resultina damageandwilloftenrequireextensive riskof fireor electdcshock . workbya qualifietdechniciatnorestorethe videounittoitsnormaloperation . t7 . Objects and Liquids - Neverpushobjects of an ) ' kind intothis ovideounitthroughusouldpill e . Ifthevideounithasbeendroppedorthe openingsas atheymaytouchdangertcers cabinethasbeen damaged . voltagepointsor shortoutparts thN , f . Whenthevideounitexhibitsa distinct rasuifina fireorelectricshock evnit . changein performance - this indicatesa liquidof anykindontothevideou needfor service . 18 . Servicing - Donotattempttoservicethisingtage 20 . ReplacementParts - Whenreplacement videounityourselfasopeningorremovsvol partsare requiredb , rresuretheservicetsethet . coversmayexposeyoutodangerougto technicianhasusedreplacementpaavapl orotherhazards . Referallsorv = cin gspecifiedbythemanufacturerorhin qualifiedservicepersonnel . samecharacteristicsastheori altinfire , f9 . DamageRequidng Service - Unplugthis Unauthorizesdubstitutionmsayresu videounitfromthewall outlet andrefer electricshockorotherhazards . servicingto qualifiedservicepersonnelunder 21 . SafetyCheck - Uponcompletionofany thetol ] owingconditions : serviceorrepairstothisvideounit , askthe a . Whenthepower - supplycord or plugis servicetechniciantoperformsafetychecks damaged . todeterminethatthevideounitisinsafe operatingorder . Precautions in = l , , , , , i , i , i I ill I II USE & LOCATION • TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD . . . Your Camcorder and power supplyshould not be exposed to rain or moisture . Do notconnect the power sup _ y or operate your Camcorder if it gets wet . Your Camcorder has been designed for outdoor use , however it is not designed to sustain directexposure to water , rain , sleet , snow , sand , dust , or a direct splashing from a podi or even a cup of coffee . This action could permanently damage the internal parts of your Camcorder . Do notattempt to disassemble this unit . There are no user serviceable parts inside . Unplug your Camcorder from the power supply beforecleaning . • 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 NIGH TEMPERATURE . . SUChas , in directsunlight , insidea dosed car , next to a heater , etc . . . This action codid pormanenlly damage the internal parts of your Camcorder . • AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE . . . If the unit is suddeatf moved from a cold place to a warm place , moisturemay form on the tape and inskJethe unit , • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMCORDER OR THE POWER SUPPLY TURNED ON WHEN NOT IN USE . • STORAGE OF YOUR CAMCORDER . , Store and handleyour Camcorder in a manner that will riot subject it to unnecessary movement ( avoid shaking and striking ) . Your Camcorder contains a sensitive pick - updevice which could be damaged by improper bendling or storage . CARE • TO CLEAN YOUR CAMCORDER , . . Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning your Camcofder body . • TO PROTECT THE LENS . . Do nottouch the surface ol the lens with your hand Use a commercisl camcorder lens solutionand lens paper when sieading the lens , Improper cleaning can scratch the lens coating . • TO PROTECTTHE RNISH OF YOUR CAMCORDER . . . Before handling your Camcorder , make sure your hands and face are free fromany chemical products , such as suntan lotion , as it may damage the finish . 5
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Table of Contents Things You Should Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Self Demo Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Quick Operation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Supplying Power ( BatterCyharge / Use / RefreslVCAaCreA , daptoCr , arBatteryCord ) . . . 9 - 1011 Cassette Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using MENU Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Setting the Clock ( ' rimeZone , Auto DaylightSaving ] ] me ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 3 - 14 Built - in Auto Light ( PV - I . 5511PV - L601 / PV - L651 only ) ( Usingthe Light ) . . . . . . . . . . . 15 _ Camera Recording ( BasicS , tand - byP , rogrammeRdecording . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 6 - 18 8 - Function Remote Control ( PV - L651 only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Playing Back Recordings ( BasicPlayback , VisualSearch , Still PictureT , racking , TV / VCRPlayback ) . . . . . . 20 - 21 Copying your Tapes ( dubbing ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 , iil i ! L _ ! ! ! ii , i Four - Speed Power Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Focus ( Auto / ManuaFlocus ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 4 . . . High Speed Shutter ( Auto / ManuaSlhutter ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 5.6 Auto Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Color Digital Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Digital Electronic Image Stabilization ( EIS ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Security Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Intelligent Titler ( Auto / ManuaTl itle , PhraseTitle ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 0 . - 31 Viewfinder / LCD Monitor Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 33 Operation Notes ( UsingtheShoulderandHandStraps , CleaningEVF ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Replacing Clock / Remote Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Palmcorder Accessory System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Palmeorder Acceesory Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 . . . . Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Before Requesting Service ( VideoHeadCleaning ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 9 Request for Service Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4142 Servlcenter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spanish Quick Use Guide / Guia Para Uso Rdpido . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 6
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Self Demo Mode Self Demo mode is on when the screen Before you begin . . . below appears . To turn it off , follow • Connect Camcorder to power source . steps 1 - 4 below . EVF orLCD Monitor ITS TAF _ S FI . Ay IN YOUR YES , II " $ V _ BI 2 _ LENS / t5 _ < O ZOOM DIGITAL STASIUZATION Panasonic J Set POWER to CAMERA . FULL - SIZE HEAD SYSTEM At / TO / pI ' ; RA _ TITLER 2 PressMENUfor r " D " ' L " V ; o . " _ _ 1 MENUmode . _ ! , _ DOWNT to select a _ T : _ , _ , _ : P ' _ GH DISPLAy KEf PresusP * or L " _ ° _ ' , _ j Press DISPLAY to select OFF . Press MENU to exit . Note : • SelfDemostopsautomaticallyif battery is attached ( page9 ) andcassettetapeis inseded ( page11 ) . • Insertinga tape alone ( orattachinga partiallychargedbattery ) onlytemporarily stopsSelf Demo . • Self Demostopsfor 30 secondswhena functionkey otherthan Light , Play , Rewind Search , Fast ForwardSearch , Stop , and Still is pressed . To turnSelf Demobackon : • Set to SELF DEMO : ON in MENUscreen 7
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Quick Operation Guide I I ' 11I ' ' ll Ilil " 7t ' ii _ i r ! ChargeBatteryPackfully before operation ( page9 ) . / 1Attach fully _ / charged _ : T _ ( page 9 ) , Adaotionr _ . Plug t11 _ Id to opendoor . 3 , nsce . . r.t . . ( page 11 ) . 65 _ 4 Press he _ to cl ° se Insert H _ . CHARGE Protection Film door . Lampflashes , thenstayslit Note : whenchargingiscomplete . • Remove the ProtectionFilmbefore use . Ili _ . i ii [ . - - lCi : ll f : t _ f , , t ] , ilil _ l - I1TT1I , When the LCD monitor is open , the EVF automaticallyturns OFF ( page 16 ) . Press LCD - OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor . Swing it fully open and adjust the angle • Set POWER to CAMERA . Press to sta _ recording • • • vc . o _ _ Press - - Protection Film again _ recording . ( PV - L651shown ) Note : • Remove the ProtectionFilm before use . ii " j ' _ , ' _ : i , f . - ll ; l'tll _ 1 _ ii _ ill ] , , t , _ 11i1 , I When the LCD monitoris open , the EVF automaticallyturns OFF ( page 20 ) . I Press LCD - OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor . Swing it fully open and adjust the angle ( see above ) . Set POWER to VCR . _ o _ ' c , _ \ _ _ R Press REWIND / SEARCH to , _ _ _ w rewind tape . _ - _ 4 Press PLAY t ° start playback ' I _ _ / P _ _ rioP " _ 5 PresS STOP to StOpplayback -
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Supplying Power m iii I Plug in Charge Battery Pack fully before use . POWER Lamp lights . 2 Insert Ba _ _ _ . @ . _ . e Alignleftside of Battery withle . edge of AC Adaptor . Q Press Battery down and slide in direction of arrow . POWER 2 _ / _ The CHARGE Lamp flashes , then stays lit when charging is complete . Remove BaHerv . Slide Batteryto the left and lift off . Note : • ChargingtakesaboutI hour ( PV - L501 ) or 1and 1 / 2 • hours PV - L551 / PV - L601 / PV - L651 , Wh e the DC PowerCabe supped ) s dconnected . to theAC Adaptort , heBatterycannotbechargeture • Aftercharging5times , useBatteryRefreshfea as explainedbelow . • Batterylifegraduallydecreasesafterrepeateduse and recharging . If operationtimebecomesvery shod evenaftera sufficientcharge , discardBattery ( Top View ) propedy ( page 10 ) . A fullychargedBatteryprovidesa maximumof about1 hour10minutes ( PV - LS01 ) or2 hours ( PV - L551 / PV - L601 / PV - L651o ) f continuoususe ( LCDmonitoroff ) or about 55minutes ( PV - L501 ) or 1.5hours ( PV - L551 / PV - L601 / PV - L65 ) 1 ( LCDmonitoorn ) . Actualtimemayvarydueto operating conditions . UsingtheBuilt - inLightdecreasesoperatingtime ( PV - L551 / PV - L601tPV - L65o1nly ) . A Attach Battery = . O Insert top of Battery into top of mounting surface . ( _ Press and snap into place . B RemoveBattery . SlideBATTERYRELEASEandremove B Ba _ ely . To use battery refresh , insert Battery on AC Adaptor ( see steps 1 ~ 2 above ) , then press This feature completelydischarges Batterybefore recharging begins . The REFRESH Lamp lights , then goes out Use after every 5 charges for optimum when discharge is complete , Batterycharging Battery performance . willthenstad automatically . If _ is pressed by mistake , REFRESH remove BaRelyfrom AC Adaptorandreinsert it for normal charging . Note : • Chargingtakesabout5 hours ( PV - L501 ) or7 and 1 / 2hours ( PV - L551 / PV - L601 / PV - L65w1 ) hen BatteryRefreshis used . • Batterywillnotoperateinextremelyhigh REFRESH temperatures . 9
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Supplying Power ] l ! I ! Caution : To • void Batt • ry damage : • Chargeonlywithspecifiedcharger . • Donotdroporjar Battery . • Batterycanbechargedwithina temperaturerangeof • UseBatterywithspecifiedunitsonly . 10 ° C ( 50 ° F ) ar _ 35 ° C ( 95 ° F ) . • If Batteryisusedinextremelyhighll , • Batteryisnormallywarmafterchargingor ustafteruse . temperaturesa , safetydevicewin • Do notuseaninsufficientlcyhargadorworn - ouBt attery . automaticallpyreventoperatio Safetyprecautions : To prolongBatterylife : • Do notgetBatterynear , ordisposeofinfire . • Whilenotinuse , removeBatteryaptor • Do notdirectlyconnect ( shodcircuitt ) hepositive ( + ) and fromtheCamcordear ndACAd negative ( - ) terminals . andstoreina cool , dark , dryplace . • NeverattempttodisassembloerreassembleBattery . • KeepBatteryterminalsclean . I U . S . A . CONSUMERS : ATTENTION : The productyou have purchasedis poweredby a nickel cadmiumbatterylocal which is recyclable . At the end of its useful life under variousstate and laws , itis illegal to disposeof this battery intoyour municipalwaste stream . I Please call 1 - 8OO - 8 - BATI'ERY for informationon how to recycle this battery . Cigarette DC _ ower Cable = • Lighter Socket ( 12 V ) POWER Lamp l _ ! _ " _ - ' - ' _ • ctor • Cn'n " e " " II Connector Car Battery Cord Cigarette LighterPlug i ( optional ) ConnectACAdantorVCRD ( _ OUTto Camcorder DC IN withsuppliedDC : 1 Connect PV - C16 Car Battery Cord Power Cable . • ( optional ) to Camcorder DC IN . Plug in AC Adaptor . POWER Lamp lights . i 2 _ Startenginefirst . Note : Plug Car Battery Cord into • Cigarette lighter socket . • While the DC PowerCable ( supplied ) is connectedto the AC Adaptor , the Battery = • if Car Battery cord fuse needs cannotbe charged . • replacing , use exact current rating • When not in use , unplugAC Adaptorfrom • ( in amps ) . • Note " AC outlet . ( Adaptoruses 1.2 W of electricit • _ " whilepluggedin . ) • Th s cord only works in vehicles a equipped with DC 12 V ( negative , CAUTION : • ground ) battery . Check withyour car / Thisunitwilloperateon 110 / 120 / 220 / 240V AC . • truckdealer . Use only specified car AnACplugadaptormaybe requiredforvoltages • battery cord . otherthant20 V AC . Pleasecontacteitheraor localorforeignelectricapl artsdistributofr • • To avoid blowingthecar battery cord • fuse , do step 2 in the proper order . assistanceinselectinganalternateAC plug . We recommendusingtheaccessorypower plug • • Runningvehicles mustbe well ventilated adaptor ( VJSS0070 ) inanareawhichhas • • When not in use , disconnectcigarette specialAC outlets . • lighterplug .
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Cassette Information Turn Taoe Wh _ l indirection of arrow until there is no slack . Attach Bakery ( page 9 ) . 3 2 Slide TAPE EJECT to open door . Insert _ as shown . Press here to closedoor • To remove the cassette , slide the TAPE EJECT switch . ( PV - L65t shown ) Usetapeswiththe _ markinthis unit . Cassette type Tape Speed Selector Position TC - 20 TC - 30 TC - 40 SP 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes ( Standard Play ) SLP 1 hour 1 hour 30 minutes 2 hours ( Super Long Play ) • SLP playback may containmore picture noise . Protects tapes from being accidentally 4 erased . | To prevent accidental erasing , ( Or , slide tab open . ) _ 1 _ _ . b . ! . e , . 8 . ! L . 0 . . ! _ w _ itJh _ screwdriver . 2 2 TO record again , Slide tabtype _ with adhesive tape . ( Or , slide tab closed . ) 11
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Using MENU Mode Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . • Set POWERto CAMERAor VCR . Press MENU _ for MENU mode . The CAMERA or VCR MENU screen ( see below left ) appears when Menu mode is entered . 3 Press . U . . P _ _ orDOWNT to highlight the desired menu item . Press DISPLAYto setselection . Press MENUtoexit . Note : • The Menu mode is canceled if _ , DISPLAY , or MENU are not pressed within5 minutes when Self Demo mode is off . • The Menu mode is canceled if UP / DOWN ( , IJV _ . DISPLAY , or MENU are not pressed within30 seconds when Self Demo mode is on . il | | | ill | ll | | l | lll | | | 1 | lililillliliNilllnliill CMENU Mode ( CAMERA ) Screen _ 1 PROGRAMMEDREC ( page18 ) . Camcordesrtartsandstopsrecordingata 1 \ - - - . _ u - - - P . , _ _ presettime . - TITLE ; 2 TITLE ( pages 30 , 31 ) . - - - SHUTrER ; AUTO / MANUAL : 16 items PHRASE : 10 items 57 • SELECT : PUSH V / A _ 3 SET ; PUSHDISPLAY KL = Y SHUTTER ( page25 ) . Selectdesiredshutterspeed . 4 6 " _ _ END • : PUSH M _ IUp _ E _ _ STAND - BY RELEASE ( page 17 ) . ON : Enables quick resumptionof recording 7 _ DISPLAy ; ON " SELFDEMO ; OFF from Stand - bymode . 8 I " SECURITY ; Off = _ VIDL = O BCFECT8 ; FADE 5 CLOCK SET ( pages 13 , 14 ) . 9 / _ Select to set clock . SELECT : Pt _ H ' l _ l & SEY 6 DISPLAY ( page32 ) . _ : _ DISPLAY _ ON : On - screenDisplay ( OSD ) screensare displayed . CMENU Mode ( VCR ) Screen _ ) 7 SELFDEMO ( page7 ) . - - - MENU - - - ON : SELFDEMOscreenisdisplayed . 5 " - CLOCK SET 8 SECURITY ( page29 ) . 6 - - - DISPLAY ; ON ON : EnablesMotionSecurityrecording . 9 VIDEO EFFECTS ( pages 26 , 27 ) . AUTO FADE : BLACKor WHITE SELEGT : PL _ H _ l & IO _ Y DIGITAL FADE : TYPE - P , 7 typesors COLOR - - I , 8 col
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Setting the Clock Set the followingitems in order : Time Before you begin . . . Zone , Daylight Saving Time , Date , • ConnectCamcorderto power source . and Time . • Set POWERto CAMERAor VCR . iii ! _ Press MENUfor MENUmode . PressUP & or DQWNT to select , 2,3,4 _ ET : pWH Dl _ lJ4y _ cy 8 _ r : P _ N DISPLAy ) _ [ Y [ CAMERA MODEl [ VCR MODE ] 2 Press DISPLAY for CLOCK SET menu , D . S , T , ; 2MJTO : D _ TEITtME ; 1 00 : ¢ ¢ , 4kl Press P _ or W _ JAN 1 ; _ Ot _ 1 . . CLOr4 ( IET . . . _ ELECI * : Ft _ WA _ ' y to select TIME ZONE , SET : I _ 01 , _ y _ = y : p _ MENU KEy DST , or DATErrlME . Press DISPLAY for menu of itemselected in step 2 . To change the setting : r _ ' _ l - - . IFt , ' _ - ) Go to step 3a on page 14 . I } ] k _ i ! - ' ) Go to step 3b on page 14 . - - ) Go to step 3 ( : on page 14 . Press _ twice to exit . ( continued on next page ) 13
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Setting the Clock ( continued ) III IIII Press _ or The Camcorder is preset to Eastern time . A'i _ ANTIO p _ ClFIC DOWNY to select Time Zone chart ] local time zone . Press DISPLAY to [ . * . _ l . L _ ' r TIIaEZONE . . . confirmentry . • When traveling , repeatthis operation and select one of the 8 listedtime zones to set the clockto localtime . Note : • Clock may lose orgain up to 2 minutes per month . • When travelingoutsidethe listedtime zones , set clock to localtime manually . • To adjust or set clock , see " SettingDate and Time " bottomof page . The Camcorderis presetto DST : _ 111 _ " _ . Clock will auto - adjust to daylight saving If DSTis notobservedinyour area , set time ( DST ) . tor _ " J " Jbdyoing the following . • DST : AUTO Spring ( First Sunday in April ) : ahead one hour . Press _ or . . DAYLI _ T _ A'VlI _ _ IE . . DOWNY to select iNormaTlime _ a . m . OFF or AUTO . m Press _ to • 3 : 00a.m . 4 : 00a.m . SELECT : _ , Id , KE ¢ confirm entry , Autumn ( Last Sunday in October ) : back one hour . Note : DaylighStaving1 : 00a . _ 2 : 00a.rn . • Auto DST does not functionif timezone is set to Hawaii or Samoa ( see = Setting the Time Zone " above ) . 1 : 00a.m . 2 : 00a.m . C " ! I I I , " d I II " / * * " OAlTdt'll _ 11 _ 31 _ 1 " " " / - 12 _ O0 : OeAM - Date and time including leap year are calculatedup to DEC 31 , 2099 . IZOO ? i - EXAMPLE : _ , R • DISPLAY Press or hold down _ or rO - DOWN T to select hour , then press _ to fix . Repeat for minute , month , day , and year . Clock starts when year is entered and DISPLAY is , pressed .
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Built - inAutoLight ( PV - L551 / PV - L601o / PnVly - L ) 651 I Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . For recording in dim lighting . • SetPOWERto CAMERA Set LIGHT to AUTO . Lightturns on / offautomaticallyaccording to lightingconditions . Or , set LIGHT to ON / OFF manually . Note : | LCD monitor when • Using Light reduces battery operating time . ] Light is on . = - - _ - _ E ) appears in EVF Or • Provide proper ventilation when using I . 1 _ , OOl ! Light extensively in a hot environment . • Using Light when the Camcorder is powered by a car battery may shorten bulb life . ight becomeshot . NevercoverLight I Lcauti ° n : I • Set Light to OFF when not in use . hileon . Before you begin . . . • Order Part No . VULS0001 ( VLLW0015and cushions ) for replacementbulbunit , • SetPOWERto OFF . Press in on both sides of leas cover and pull straight out and off , 4 Using Tweezers or needle - nose pliers , carefully remove bulb . • Take unit to servicecenter if you need assistance . Replacebulbusinga cleanclothor tissue . ( Donottouchwithfingers . ) 3 Replace lens cover . Note : • Handle bulb gently . Excessiveforce may cause bulb to crack . ruDANGER : I se only replacementbulb ( PART NO , VLLW0015 ) suppliedby Panasonicto reduce | Ifisk of fire , , , I Handle new bulbwithclothor tissueas skin oils willdecrease bulb hre . _ Remove lens coverand allowbulbto cool before replacingto avoidpossibleburn I Lhazard . 15
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Camera Recording I II ] 1 ' L I I ' 1 Before you begin . . . • ConnecCt amcordetor powersource . • Insertcassettewithrecordtab ( pagetl ) . View recordingsceneonEVF ( aElectronicy ) Viewfinder ) or LCD ( LiquidCrystalDispl PressLCD - OPENtounlockthe LCD monitor . monitorS . wingLCDmonitorfully open 3 andadjustviewingangle . • If youwantto recordusingEVF , close andlockLCDmonitor . LensCoveropens . ( PV - L65s1hown ) PowerLamp lights . - CAUTION : RotatingpartialolypenLCD I • Besure POWER EVForLCDMonitor monitomr ayblockcassettdeoo / r isfullyturnedto ( Recard / Paumseode ) anddamagCe amcordberody . J CAMERAposition . • EVForLCOmonitotrurnson / offbythe VISION POWERswitch . ADJUSTMENT • EVF shutsoffwhenLCDmonitoris ( ' _ [ _ _ Built - inTwin openedandturnsbackonwhenLCDis J _ 1 _ _ 1 Capsule2 - Way closed . J _ " 11 Microphone • Both EVFandLCDmonitorturn on I _ 11 _ System whenLCDisat 180 ° ( seeaboveleft ) . viewtherecording . _ " _ LCD : TurnBRIGHTcontrolto monitor adjustLCDmonitor brightneslsevel . EVF : Look intoEVF andadjust VISIONADJUSTMENTto _ - _ I ' _ Thisallowsybooutrheyyoeusaingdhtth . esubjectto Holddown _ for about1 secondto changetapespeedtoSP / SLP ( page 11 ) . Tapespeed PAUSEto start or / pauserecording . | RECORD 5P.ss , , _ r . o Lr - - 1 6Set _ L Note : OFFwhenfinished . EVForLCDMonitor • WhenCamcorderis aimedat excessively ( Recordmode ) brightobjects , or bright lights , avertical • Toremove the cassette , slide the TAPE bar mayappearinthe pictureT . his is _ switch ( page11 ) . normalfor the CCD pick - up . Try to avoid thiswhenpossible . WARNING ( PV - L551 / PV . L601 / PV - Lo6n5l1y ) : • UsingLCDmonitorreducesbattery • rDonotleavethe camcorderwiththe uEVFse operationtime . ReturnLCDmonitorto aimeddirectlyatthe sun , This may caVF . lockedpositionwhennotinuse . damageto the Internalparis of the E Ill I _ k - k - Ib'll _ . ti [ l _ . . m ! l _ . I . ' _ . . ! _ . Illl _ { _ lIl _ , li BI . / _ l | _ r _ rsl _ 4 ill l _ t ii | _ i _ 1 ii ( I | dll ik ' _ l i i i [ d i i 1 ( . * it iiilll . ' _ l } l iI _ . ! - ' _ l ] II [ tl [ _ ll
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Camera Recording Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . If leftin RECORD / PAUSE mode for 5 • Insertcassettewithrecordtab ( page11 ) . minutes , Camcorder switchesto Stand - by mode to conserve battery . When set to ON , Stand - by Quick Release lets you resume recordingby pressing two times . Stand - By Quick Release is set to OFF at the factory . Set POWER to CAMERA . . . . aeNu . - . ps , _ l , ' Z MENU mode . I _ 1 , • r _ _ _ = _ _ , o _ Press _ o J ' _ , | , se ecl Press _ to se ect ON / OFF [ , ON . From Stand - by mode , press _ RECORD / PAUSE two times to resume recording . OFF : From Stand - by mode , set POWER to OFF . then to 1 CAMERA . Press RECORD / to record . b , c , a , d , B A , C D PressMENUto exit . For a smoothtransitionbetween scenes if For proper continuity when taping from Stop mode orafter attachinga new Battery . recordingis stopped , and then staded within24 hours . A Set POWER to VCR . a . , j = € I Press RE ( _ ORD / pAUSE to stop recording • aoPress _ to rewind b set pOWER to OFF and leave a few seconds of tape . cassette inCamcorder . ( _ Press PLAY to review recording . _ Press STILL where youwant to C To resume recording , set POWER to continuerecording . CAMERA . d Press RECORDIPAUSE to resume C Set POWER to CAMERA . recording . D Press RECORD / PAUSE to resume Note : • Use Manual Easy Edit ( left ) if more than recording . 24 hoursbefore recordingis resumed . 17
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Camera Recording II _ j _ , lt = z , ltti [ _ , | , [ : z _ , l _ , , r _ m _ i Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . Set a recordingstartand stoptime . Or , Use ACAdaptorfor longerrecordings . set a 5 or 10 second intervalrecording • Insertcassettewithrecordtab ( paget 1 ) . to be done each minute , • Set POWERto CAMERA . Press MENU for MENU - - - _ - - - p , _ e , J _ mode . Press Up _ . & or , _ , , , _ to select PressDISPLAY . ( Currenttime is F _ CTIdE ; tOIt _ N . displayed . ) p4 _ : Iz _ TfAl _ f Each additional press aTART : Ftl _ p , _ I _ = y _ p _ MB _ J I _ ' Y of DISPLAY increases start time by 30 minutes . Press _ to ; l _ qt . select I _ . Press DISPLAY - REC TIME • repeatedlyto select one of the options shownat _ iiNTIOMIN . - - - - 2 _ 0MIN . _ 30MIN . left . ERVAL ' 2 , , INTERVALt , pTOTAPEJ 10 $ EC / MIN . 5SEC / MIN . END To cancel the setup , press _ twice . ' 1 Record 5 secondseach minute . • 2 Record 10 secondseach minute . toplaceCamcordeirn { _ i _ PressRECORD / PAUSEI STAND - BY ] stand - bymode . [ . _ = _ Recordingwill bedoneas scheduled . Note : • Starttimemaynotbe setover24 hoursfi'om currenttime . • Camcordesr hutsoffattapeend , or12hours afterIntervalRecordingstarts . • Tocancel , setPOWERtoOFF .
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8 - FunctionRemote Control ( PV - L651only ) iii Operate Camcorder's main functionsup to about 5 m ( 16 feet ) away . Aim remote at sensor on Carncorder . Controlled Functions 1 POWER ZOOM page 23 . 2 REWIND / SEARCH / 5 page 20 . 3 PLAY 2 _ . page 20 . 4 STOP - - 6 page 20 . 3 - 5 RECORD / PAUSE page 16 . 6 FAST FORWARD / SEARCH " - 7 J page 20 . 7 STILL page 20 . Note : • If you press _ on the remote180 ° control with the LCD monitor rotated to face the same direction as the lens / subject , = RECORD " or " PAUSE " is displayed on - screen in extra large characters for confirmation . Important Note : • After 5 minutes in Record / Pause mode , Remote the cemcorder willshut offto conserve battery power . If recordingis resumed within 30 minutes , press once . If over 30 minutes , set POWER to OFF . then CAMERA , then press _ . 19
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_ playing Back Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . • Insertrecordedtape , Press LCD - OPEN and swingLCD monitorfully open . Z • If you want to playbackon EVF , close and lock LCD monitor . Set POWER to VCR . PowerLamp lights . • If tape has no recordtab , auto playback begins . • EVF or LCD monitorturnson / offby the POWER switch . ( PV - L651 shown ) Speaker • EVF shutsoffwhen LCD monitoris opened and turnsback on when LCD is closed . Playback function buttons . _ REW : Rewind tape . tj , ) PL . . P _ _ I : Play tape . ( _ EOJ _ : Stop tape . ! . _ BRIGHT : Adjust LCD monitor brightness . @ Y _ OJ . . U . M _ A : djust volume of speaker . Press " 7 " : Volume " t , up ( + ) . Press ' W " : Volume down ( - ) . J Note : * = _ ' 1 _ ' ' " " " _ • Using LCD monitorreduces battery operatingtime . • Return LCD monitor to lockedposition when not inuse . PowerLamp IQuick Visual Search i Search Speed • SP ( StandardPlay ) : 3 timesnormal . • SLP ( SuperLongPlay ) : 9 timesnormal . • t I I During playback , press : • FF : fastforwardsearch • _ : rewindsearch PressagainorpressPLAYfornormapl lay . I Still Picture I Press STILL to freeze picture . I Auto Tracking I Press again for normal play , Continuouslaynalyzeseachrecordingfor ThisfeatureworksbestinSLP mode ( page11 ) , optimumpicturequality , Note : • Duringsearch , horizontanloisebarswillappear , I Manual Tracking } Audiois muted . Somerecordingrsequiremanual • To protectvideoheadsandtape , operating modeswillrevertasfollowsafter5 minutes : adjustmentto reducenoise . Still _ Stand - obyff ( PressP _ or DOWNY untilPlayback Stand - by . - _ Power whenBatteryPackis pictureclearsup . used ) . Press DISPLAYto returntoAutoTracking . • Tapeauto - rewindifsp _ ayeodrfastfocwardetdoend .
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Playing Back Recordings Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . Connect Camcorder to a TV to view • MakeallTV - Camcorderconnections . playback or recordings in progress . VCR _ view playback . _ Connections ) 1Set POWERto : recorded . CAMERA " - * view picture as it is . . . . . II / _ I _ Tc _ , , udlo / _ ToVidec 2 Turn TV ON and set to LINE INPUT . _ " - In _ ) _ ln See TV owner's manual . Audio / \ _ 3 Begin playback or recording . VideoOut _ Audlo / Vldeo Cable ( Supplied ) CATV System Installer This reminderis providedto call the CATV system installer'sattentionto Article820 - 40 of the NEC in USA ( and to the Canadian ElectricalCode inCanada ) that provides guidelinesfor propergroundingand , in particular , specifiesthat the cable groundshall be connectedto the groundingsystem of the building , as close to the point of cable entryas practical . ) 2 _ lnsert _ Cassette in PlayPak . _ 1 ( _ Load Battery in PlayPak and insert AA a Turn _ cassette battery . _ in directionof arrowto • Do not reverse Remove Battery lid _ @ takeupanyslack . polarity . Slide RELEASEto . when tape loading / unloadingtakes • Replace battery b opencassettelid longerthan usual . K _ , , _ _ . _ C Insertthe [ _ casseHewiththe 3 C . e . , oveC , , , e , o windowupandonthe left , then snap lid shut . Slide L _ E . E _ _ A _ S ! , Donotobstrucct assettereelwhileloading . open . andwait for lidto • AllowPlayPakLoadDetectortolullyretracbt efore usinginVHSVCR . out throughttomof hole in bo b Push cassette Load Detector PlayPak with yourfinger . 21
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Copying your Tapes ( dubbing ) I I Before you begin . . . • MakeCamcorder - VCRconnections ( seeleft ) . • Turnbothunitson . • SetVCRinputsignalto LINE . PleaseseeVCR owner'smanual . • Set CamcorderPOWERto VCR , Insert a ore - recorded taoe intoCamcordearnda blanktapewith Source recordtabintoVCR . { Playing ) Camcorder PressPLAYonCamcordert , henpress atstartingpoint . Press _ then _ on VCR , ( not supplied ) Audio / Video Press STILL on Camcorderand STILL / Out PAUSE on VCR to startcopying . To Audio In To Video In Press STOP on both units to stop copying . RecordingVCR Note : • Camcorderwillonly playbacktapes recordedin SP or SLP mode . • Dubbingmay reducepiclurequality , i CAUTION : nautherizedexchangingand / or copying • Turn TV on and tune to VCR channel f copyrightedrecordingsmay be ( CH3 or CH4 ) . ) • Set TV / VCR Selector on VCR to VCR . opyrightinfringement .
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Four - Speed Power Zoom Zoom in ( close up ) and out ( wideangle ) in Before you begin . . , one of four speeds ranging from slow ( 16 • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . seconds ) to fast ( 2 seconds ) . • Set POWERto CAMERA . Zoom In ( " T " ) l I ZoomOut ( " W " ) • Zoom slowly : Lightlypress _ or POWERZOOMbutton . • Zoom quickly : Applymorepressureto thebutton . lalllUnlllll | aslnililiilimuimilnlllulna | lial | | ll | | s | smlm _ | l , _ Backlight Use when subject is darker than Before you begin . . . ) surroundings , in shadowed area , orin front • ConnectCamcorderto powersource , of the light source . • SetPOWERto CAMERA , Press _ whilerecordingto selectthe level of backlightcompensation . In normal lighting , press repeatedly until no indicator is displayed . BACKLIGHT EVF or LCD Monitor I _ Third ress Press BACKLIGHT . _ ( : : : hr _ ) Ppre . " 23
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FOCUS Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Set POWER to CAMERA . Camcorderautomaticallyfocuseson subjectevenduringzooming . Auto Focusis onwhen " MF " is notdisplayedin EVF or LCDmonitor . Press MANUALFOCUSto remove ° MF " in EVFor LCDmonitorif necessary . UseManualFocus ( MF ) when : • recordintghroughglass . • lightingis poor . • subjectisfar awaywithobjectsin foreground . EVFor LCDMonitor • subjectis not centeredin EVFor LeD monitor . MF • subjecthasa shinysurface . • subjectisslanted . • subjectisbrightandflat , likea whitewaU . • subjecthasfast motionl , ikea golfswing . 3 Press MANUAL FOCUS so " MF " ( Manual Focus ) appears in EVF or LCD monitor . 2 Hold down " T " ffelephot ¢ ) on POWER ZOOMto maximumzoomin . Press _ or DOWN • ! NEAR ) until subject is in focus . • Backaway from subjectif necessary . Hold down " W " Iwide angl _ e ) on POWER ZOOM as desired . • Refocusas needed whenaimingatnew scenes . 1 , , , i IIII II AutoFocusfunctionsupto 12.7 mm ( 1 / 2 inch ) fromsubject . Holddown " W " onPOWERZOOMtomaximumwideangle . BringCamcordeur pclosetothesubject .
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High Speed Shutter II ImprovesStill or Slow Motionplayback Before you begin . . . picture of highspeed subjects ( e . g . a tennis • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . stroke ) , when viewed on Camcorderor 3 or * Insertcassettewithrecordtab { page lt ) . 4 head VCR . oSet POWERto CAMERA . In AUTO mode ( no indication in EVF or LCD Monitor ) , shutter speed is auto - adjusted from 1 / 60 to 1 / 350 accordingto subjectbrightness . • AUTO mode is selectedeach time POWER is set to CAMERA . The faster the shutterspeed , the more light is needed for proper pictureand color quality . High Speed Shutterindication flashes iflightis inadequate . Provideadditionallight . Press MENU for MENU mode . Press UP & or DOWNY to select Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select shutterspeed . _ . A . _ O - _ 1 / 60 - _ ltt 00 - _ 1 / 250 - * 1 / 500 - - _ Press MENU to exit . Note : • Provideadditionalhalogen or tungstenlight for use indoorsor inpoor light . Fluorescent lightdegrades picture . • Auto Focus may notfunctionproperlyif high speed shutteris used in inadequatelight . • Settingreverts to AUTO each time POWER is set to CAMERA . 25
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Auto Fade IIII II II An interesting way to open and close Before you begin . . . scenes . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . o ; et POWERto CAMERA , 1,2,3 4 - _ = ° PreMssENfoUr • _ _ = MENU mode . = _ _ o . ) 1SPLAMYENU Press UP _ _ & or _ _ ; o _ , 2 Press DISPLAY for VIDEC _ _ VIDEO EFFECTS [ . . , o _ . . . menu . O _ iTAI . F _ [ _ Press _ or FADE DOWNY to select = _ - T : _ . , p , _ L AUTO FADE ; COLOR menu . Press UP . _ _ or DOWN • to select _ = : _ D ' _ , _ _ BLACK orWHITE . Press DISPLAY to confirmentry . PAUSE Press MENU to exit , Fade In In RECORD / PAUSE mode , press FADE so " FADE " flashes in EVF or LCD monitor . PressRECORD / PAUSE . Recordingstartsaspictureandsound ! graduallfyade in . I Fade Out : l Whilerecording , pressFADEso " FADE " flashesin EVFor LCDmonitor . t t Press RECORD / PAUSE . Pictureand soundgraduallyfade out , and recordingis paused . If FADE is pressedaccidentally , press WHITE BLACK Fade Out againso " FADE " disappears in EVF or LCD monitor .
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Color Digital Fade I ] 11 II Choose from 7 fade effects in8 Before you begin . . . different colors . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . • SetPOWERto CAMERA . DIIIPU _ y ; ( _ mode . = L , o = o ; _ Press MENU for MENU [ , _ ' = = _ / Press UP & or _ " = 1,2,3,4 , tOselect m . _ - re : _ , , . : FU _ IH DIS _ UW I _ = Y l - 1 | U1IT - _ o ] = . I ] ; 1 _ = _ . ' ] BO : Ft ; _ t MIE _ IU _ Press DISPLAY for VIDEO EFFECTS menu , Press DOWN • to i " * VIDEO 1 _ " ' " se , ect Press DISPLAY for DIGITAL FADE menu , Press _ or ( _ . O . ] ! Y . . _ ! t . o _ _ selectrlr / Lt ' - J . 6 Press DISPLAY for TYPE menu . Press _ or _ to select from 7 differenttypesof fades , • A preview of each fade type is displayed EVF or LCD monitor as it is selected . r'J 8HR I YEL IOl _ - QGI RED _ SFT I - MAG I : _ SHe t BLU / - l ° - ° - o / [ : _ STR I CYN Press DISPLAYfor DIGITALFADEmenu . - ' : , ' : _ R : D : M J _ . _ ORN - BLK Press D . _ to selectF * t ' _ . Press DISPLAY for COLOR menu . Press P _ or POWN • to select from 8 colors . • A preview of each color is displayedas it is selected , • Formore effectss , topfadein orfade outat anytime ( exceptRANDOM mode ) bypressingFADE . Then , press _ to resumefade . Press DISPLAY to confirm entry . Press MENU twice to exit . Note : • Audio is not affected by fade , 6 Prss , s _ for about 2 secondsto fade • To cancel DigitalFade , do steps 1 , 2 , out duringrecording ( selected fade type and 5 , Instep 2 , select AUTO FADE , flashes ) . Press _ again to fade in . 27
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Digital Zoom Power Zoom magnification is digitally Before you begin . . . increased . • ConnectCarncorderto powersource . • Set POWERto CAMERA . 2 Press _ . Digital Zoom mode ( 150 × maximum ) . The Higher digital magnification levels may cause picture distortion . Hold down " " P Z M . DigitalZoom startswhen normalzoom 1,3 reaches maximum ( 20 × ) . • Zoom level appears in EVF or LCD monitor . oPOWER ZOOM switch controls digital zoom level . • Normal zoom resumeswhen level fallsto 20x . Press D . ZOOM to turn off Digital Zoom so no indication appears . ni | lnlllil | lllii | i | idtllPll | | lilS | | i | Bilill | i ! DigitalElectronicImageStabilizatio ( nEIS ) IIII ] IIHT _ ' rlrl ! l ! l Helps stabilize picture when recording in Before you begin . . . unstable situations . • Connect Camcorder to power source , • Set POWER to CAMERA . Press E _ _ to display " EIS " in the EVF or LCD monitor . • Image becomes slightlyenlargedand shutterspeed auto - adjustsfrom 1 / 80 to 1 / 350 accordingto brightness . • Use High Speed Shutter ( page 25 ) if needed . Shutterspeed settingremains after EIS iscanceled . 1,2 PressEIS againtocancelwhennot in use . EIS may not function during , . . • extreme Camcorder movement . • recordingof subjectswithdistinct horizontalor verticalstripes , • low lightsituations ( EIS indicator flashes ) , • intensefluorescentlightingsituations . _ Digital EIS ON _ • recordingof very fast motion , 8 I ; 1o } ilK " k " [ " lk " iP " IlIi ( " JI I ] [ * ' , F - - ] " - ' - TI [ _ : " IliJi I _ : { I I | _ ' _ iE _ J : | _ r _ _ j _ - ) - 4 Ii ] i _ ' _ : _ ' _ i ' _ ( i _ o _ F ' ` t _ [ : J _ } ( _ [ ` ' j _ ` t _ h _ ' liKk ` _ 1 _ i _ i _
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Security Mode Recording starts automaticallyif motion is Before you begin . . . detected . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource , UseAC Adaptorfor longerrecordings . • Insert cassettewith recordtab ( page11 ) . • Set POWERto CAMERA . • Securely positionandaim Carncorder . PressMENUfor D RI _ JLY ; QH MENU mode . / _ L . I 0e _ O ; OR I Press UP • or DOWNY to select : NSH OlSP , Ay NZY [ _ - ] : ( qlJ : l | i'J PressDISPLAYtoselectON . Press MENU for MotionSecurity stand - bymode . ( If cassette is not inserted , = l ; " g " willflash . ) Motion Security may mistakenly start when : MOTION _ ' nONURITY • backgroundis plain , like a whitewall , or SECURITY SEC has distinctvertical , horizontal , or slantedstripes , like a venetian blind . • brightnesssuddenlychanges . • Recordingwillstartabout 3 seconds Motion Security may not start when : after motion is detected . • motion is very slow or fast . • Date and time are recorded if • moving object is very small . displayed in EVF or LCD monitor • motion occurs only in I corner of ( page 16 ) . viewing area . • Recordingstops about 30 seconds • in poor lighting ( in this case , MOTION after motion ceases . SECURITY flashes ) . • background is plain , like a white wall , or To cancelSecurityMode , set POWERto has distinct horizontal or vertical stripes . OFF . Note : • Security recordingstarts ifCamcorder is bumpedor repositioned . • This feature is not available duringnormal recording . • While in MotionSecurity stand - by , the followingfunctionsare not available : Record / Pause , Stand - by mode , Digital EIS , Video Effects ( Auto / DigitalFade ) . 29
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Intelligent Titler item , , , 111 I " llllll Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . Camcorder auto - displays title greeting on • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . selected holidayswhen power is first • Set POWER to CAMERA . tumed on . See title list below . Press MENU for MENU mode . _ _ - - - 14ENU - - - p _ ! l , t Press UP & or DOWNV to select ling . Press DISPLAY to select AUTO / MANUAL . Press MENU to exit . To recordthe title , press RECORD / PressTITLEwhilerecordingto remove title . 5 Note : • Once removed , titlewillnot be auto - displayed , To redisplay , or select from othertitles , use Manual Title ( see below ) . Automatic / Manual Title Display List Dec . 31 - Jan . 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR ! / CHEERS ! EVF or Feb . 14 VALENTINE'S DAY / BEMYVALENTINE LCD Monitor HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY / WE LOVEYOU ! 2nd Sunday in May MEMORIAL DAY Last Monday in May HAPPY FATHER'S DAY / WE LOVEYOU ! 3rd Sunday in Jun . Jul . 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY LABOR DAY 1st Monday in Sep . Oct . 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN Automatic / Manual HAPPY THANKSGIVING 4th Thursday in Nov . Title Display Dec . 24 - 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS / HO ! HO ! HO ! These Titles must be HAPPY EASTER HAPPY ANNIVERSARY displayed manually . HAPPY BIRTHDAY VACATION WEDDING DAY A SPECIAL DAY
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Intelligent Titler Before you begin . . . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . • Insertcassettewithrecordtab ( page 11 ) . • Set POWERto CAMERA . Confirm that TITLE : _ AUTO / MANUAL is set _ ! _ " _ " in Menu mode ( steps t _ " _ r ' _ ' ; ' _ ' ° _ FE , LECT : pU _ 4 T / & KEY gET : P ; _ 40ISR , Ay I _ f 1 • Z In Record / Pausemode , press TITLE repeatedly to displaytitlesfrom liston page 30 . To record the title , Press RECORD / t _ ITLE while recording to remove • To redisplaytitle , press TITLE in Record ! Pause mode . NI II III II IIIII m l II II II II II II II II II II II IIII II MENU mode . _ : _ , , , _ S _ I " tER ; ieriO Press UP & or _ - - . _ r _ N _ , E ; A Press MENU for I - - - _ - - - ' _ ' _ DOWN • tOselect _ : _ . , , _ * K _ : F ' . BH OI _ J _ y I _ ¢ f m B _ : _ ltt tID , lU KEy Phrase Title Display a Press DISPLAY to select PHRASE . 4 EVF or ( _ _ t _ ) LCD Monitor B _ rlNIL C Press MENU to exit . B _ VOI r - - - - - - i - m CHEERS ! Din RecordiPauss mode , press TITLE I - - repeatedly to displayphrases from the # list at left . GIMMEA BREAK ] GOODLUCK E Do steps 3 , 4 above to record and I LOVEYOU remove phrase . Note : • To redisplayphrase , pressTITLE in Record / WAYTO GO Pause mode . L 31
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Viewfinder / LCD Monitor Indications Tape remainingandbatterychargelevel Before you begin . . . can be displayed . • ConnectCamcorderto powersource . Set POWER to CAMERA . Press _ ( Initialstreet repeatedly to select flXmm = = = the following displays . / . A Battery Remaining : Tape Remaining : - _ - ( Notape ) FULL _ [ ] _ FULL • Tape remaining indicatoroperates a few seconds after tape starts moving . EMP _ _ , J _ , , . - : _ i - ' - - ' _ EMPTY Do steps1 and 2 above to select time / date , date only , or no display . Starta recording ( page16 ) . • OnlytheDateand / orTimeare recorded . . _ = ° 0 _ ' _ 1 = _ , No Indication , except Intelligent Titler ( pages 30 , 31 ) , willbe displayed . A Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR . , = " " B PressME _ for MENUmode . - , - M _ 4J , - . t E _ , tJFfl _ t ; OR = B _ : pL _ , t klB _ I _ f Press . U . . P _ o _ r & DOWNT to selectr _ BO : FUeHM _ U I _ f [ CAMERAMODE [ VCRMODE ] C PressDISPLAYtoselectOFF . Press _ to exit . { O Press DISPLAY repeatedlyto remove time / date . indicationsare restoredthe nexttime Carncorderis , = = = , . ' turned on . _ ' _
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Viewfinder / LCD Monitor Indications I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14 8 _ 16 17 18 11 1 Zoom Magnificationlevel ( pages23 , 28 ) . 6 Digital EIS ( page 28 ) . 7 Digital Zoom ( page 28 ) . 2 Battery Remaining - , , , , E = : _ , _ : ( page 32 ) . " WARNING LOW BATTERY " appears 8 VCR - MODE and Power Lamp starts sflashing15 " VCR - MODE " appearsfor I minutewhen secondsbefore Camcordershut off . POWER isset to VCR orif RECORD / PAUSE is pressedin VCR mode . 3 Tape Remaining ( page 32 ) . 9 DEW - I ' _ " ; t , , flashes and " TAPE END " If moisture condensationoccursin az ) oears for 5 seconds when : unit , " WARNING DEW DETECTED " • Endof tape is reached . appears , Power Lamp flashes , and _ " flashes I minute and " CHECK Camcorder willshut offin 15 seconds . TAPE " aaeears for 5 seconds when ; Wait untillamp no longer flashes when • RECORD / PAUSE is pressed withno Camcorder is tumed on to use . cassette , or cassettehas no recordtab inCamera ( RECORD ) mode . 10 Security Mode ( page 29 ) . • PLAY , FF or REW is pressed withno 11 Date and Time ( pages 13 , 14 ) . cassette insertedinVCR mode . 12 Operating Mode 4 10 - Second Reminder • REC ( record ) , PAUSE Eachtime a recordingis started , a 10 • FF ( fastforward ) • PLAY secondincremental display ( up to 59 : 50 ) • REW ( rewind ) letsyou monitorhow longone scene is 13 Backlight ( page 23 ) . recorded . 14 Manual Focus ( page 24 ) . 0 : O0 0 : 10 0 : 20 . . . . . 59 : 50 15 Light ON / OFF 4 I ( PV - L5511PV - L601 / PV - L651 only ) ( return to 0 : 00 and continue ) ( page 15 ) . 5 TAPE SPEED ( pages 11 , 16 ) . 16 High Speed Shutter ( page 25 ) . ( SP = atandard play , 17 Fade ( page 26 ) . SLP = super tong play ) . 18 Color Digital Fade ( page 27 ) . 33
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Operation Notes iir'liii Remove Battery Pack before doing steps . Undo strap ends from buckles . t Thraad strap ends through Strap Pull a loop of strap from buckle , then pull Rings on Camcorder . strap tightto shorten or lengthen . Re - Insert the strap ends Into buckles . AdjustHandStraplengthto fityour handas shown . min . 25.4 mm ( 1 inch ) w la II n u II naJo n | nnll | nnu ii n n u n n n nn n n nil | u un | | nz n nu u in u u ! TO Remove 1 O Remove the screwwith a Phillips screwdriver . Turn counterclockwise . Turn the EVF Eyepiece . Pull the EVF Eyepiece . 2 Remove any lint ordust particles with a softclean clothbeing careful not to scratch the glasssurfaces . ( PV - L651shewn ) 3 Replace the EVF Eyepiece and the screw .
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Replacing Clock / Remote Battery liili'ili ' i iiiii li i iiii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The clock and remote batteries are pre - installed . Followthe stepsbelow if replacement becomes necessary . eplace battery with Panasonic PART NO . VSBWOO04 ( CR2025 ) only . Use of another artery may present a risk of fire or explosion . aution : Battery may explode if mistreated . Dispose of used battery promptly . Keep way from children . Do not recharge , disassemble or dispose of in fire . Tripod Mounting Hole t _ , I While pinching 2 tabs , pull Battery Tray out . Bendmiddletab outand remove t Battery . SnapnewBattery ( _ markdown ) into UndersideView BatteryTray . • Do not reversethepolarity . Insert Battery Tray so the triangle marks meet . Note : • KeepBatteryoutofchildren'sreach . Swallowingitmaybe harmful . • Improperliynstalled , dischargedo , r missingbatterycauses = CLOCK BATrERY " toappearwhenDISPLAYis pressed . • Batterylifeisapproximatel5yyears . I ; ( = ] . [ , ] F . ] I : Fi i ( : ] i , | I " J , v / ! 5,1.1iI ; ITI L , t ] I 1 OWhlle pressingstoppertab , _ ) pullBatteryTrayout . Insert batteryintotraywith @ mark down . 2 • Do not reversethe polarity . Replace Battery Tray . 35
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Palmcorder Accessory System B For orderinginstructions , see the AccessoryOrder Form page . • The listedstandard batteryuse timesare based oncontinuousrecordingusingthisPalmcorder . Accessory # Figure Description Price AC Adaptor with $ 139.95 PV - A17 DC Power Cable ( Chargingof the Nickel CadmiumBattery ) AC Adaptor with Call Fro : PV - A19 DC Power Cable Pricing ( Chargingof the Nickel CadmiumBatteryor Nickel MetalHydrideBattery ) Up to 6 hr Battery Pack $ 119.95 HHR - V6OA / 1B ( RechargeableNickel MetalHydrideBattery ) Up to 4 hr Battery Pack $ 69.95 HHR - V4OA / 1B ( RechergeableNickel Metal HydrideBattery ) HHR - V2OA / 1 B ( RechargeableNickel Up to 2 hr Battery Pack $ 59.95 MetalHydrideBattery ) PV - AA6 _ " AA " Battery Case $ 20.00 PV - C16 _ Car Battery Cord $ 70.00 PV - P1 VHS PlayPak $ 39.95 PV - H18A _ Soft Sided $ 49.95 I _ Carrying Case Note : • Pricessubjectlo change withoutnotice .
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Palmcorder Accessory Order Form ' I Please photocopy this form when placing an order . 1 . Palmcorder Model # 2 . Items Ordered Total Price Accessory # Description Price Each Quantity Subtotal Your State & Local Sales Tax Shipping & Handling 6.95 Total Enclosed 3 . Method of payment ( check one ) [ ] Check or Money Order enclosed ( NO C . O . D , SHIPMENTS ) [ ] VISA Credit Card # [ ] MasterCard Expiration Date [ ] Discover Customer Signature Make Check or Money Order to : PANASONIC ACCESSORIES ( Please do not send cash ) 4 . Shipping information ( UPS delivery requires complete street address ShipTo : Mr . Mrs . Ms . Phone # : First Last Day ( StreetAddress Nighl ( City State Zip TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR PALMCORDER ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING : VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER OR CALL PANASONIC'S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1 - 800 - 332 - 5368 [ 6 AM - 5 PM M - F , 6 AM - 10 : 30 AM SAT , PACIFIC TIME ] OR MAIL THIS ORDER TO : PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY ACCESSORY ORDER OFFICE 20421 84th Avenue South Kent , WA . 98032 37
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Specifications II Power Source : Compact VHS Camcorder : DC 6 V AC Adaptor : 110 / 120 / 220 / 240 V AC , 50 / 60 Hz Battery : Nickel - Cadmium Type DC 6 V Power Consumption : Compact VHS Camcorder : 6V DC 8.5 W ( Max . 11.5 W ) AC Adaptor : 19W 1.2 W ( when not in use . ) Video Signal : EIA Standard ( 525 lines , 60 fields ) NTSC color signal Video Recording System : 2 rotary heads plus flying erase head Helical scanning system Audlo : 1 track Pick - Up System : Sequential color differencefield reverse system Pick - Up Device : One integral color filter Charge Coupled Device ( CCD ) Lens : 20 : 1 zoom lens , F1 : 1.6 with auto iriscontrol Focallength : 3.6 mm - 72 mm 4 speed power zoom function Viewfinder : 10.2 mm ( 0.4 inch ) ElectronicViewfinder ( PV - LS01 ) 11 mm ( 0.45 inch ) / 14 mm ( 0.55 inch ) Liquid Crystal Color Electronic Viewfinder ( PV - L551 / PV - L601 / PV - L651 ) LCD Monitor : 63.5 mm ( 2.5 inch ) LiquidCrystal Display ( PV - L501 / PV - L551 ) 76.2 mm ( 3.0 inch ) LiquidCrystal Display ( PV - L601 ) 101.6 mm ( 4.0 inch ) Uquid Crystal Display ( PV - L651 ) Minimum IlluminaUon Required : 0.8 Ix ( F1 : 1.6 ) 0.08 footcandles 7 Ix ( F1 : 1.6 ) 0.7 footcandles ( EIA Standard ) Operating Temperature : 0 ° C ~ 40 ° C ( 32 ° F ~ 104 ° F ) 10 % - 75 % Operating Humidity : Weight : Compact VHS Camcorder : 0.98kg 2.16 Ibs . ( PV - LS01 / PV - L551 / PV - L601 ) 0.99 kg 2.18 Ibs . ( PV - L651 ) AC Adaptor : 0.3 kg 0.66 Ibs . Dimensions : Compact VHS Camcorder : 120 ( W ) x 122 ( H ) x 186.5 ( D ) mm 4 - 3 / 4 ( W ) x 4 - 3 / 4 ( H ) x 7 - 3 / 8 ( D ) inch ACAdaptor : 68 ( W ) x 41 ( H ) × 140 ( D ) mm 2 - 11 / 16 ( W ) xl - 5 / 8 ( H ) × 5 - 1 / 2 ( D ) inch Weightanddimensionsshownare approximate • Designsandspecificationasre subjectto changewithoutnotice .
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Before Requesting Service I Irllll'I ' II1 ' IIIII Ir'l Ifa problem arises , you may be able to correct it yourself . See Symptom and Correctionlistbelow . Symptom Correction No picture in EVF or LCD monilor . . . • Connect Power Source . ( pp . 9 , 10 ) • Set POWER to VCR o _ CAMERA . ( pp . 16 , 20 ) • Check for Dew Indication . ( p . 33 ) • Use fully charged Battely . ( p . 9 ) • Firmly connect all needed cables . ( p . 10 ) Video cassette cannot be inserted . . . • Connect Power Source . ( pp . 9 , 10 ) • Insed cassette , window side facing out . ( p . 11 ) V ' , , deocassette cannot be removed . . . * Connect Power Source . ( pp . 9 , 10 ) Operation buttonsdo not work . . . * Check for Dew Indication . ( p . 33 ) Recording cannot be done . . . • Make sure record tab is intact . ( p . 11 ) • Check Battery Indicator . ( p . 32 ) • Check for Dew Indication . ( p . 33 ) Auto Focusdoes not operate . . . * Set FOCUS to AUTO . ( p . 24 ) • Set POWER to CAMERA . ( p . 16 ) Sound from microphone can't be monitored . . . • Set unit to REC or Record / Pause mode . Camera pictureis too dark . . . * Set HIGH SPEED SHUI - rER to AUTO . ( p . 25 ) No playback picture , or the playback * Press UP & / DOWN • buttonduring playback _ ictura is noisyor contains streaks . . . ( Tracking Control ) . ( p . 20 ) " PanasoniciTS TAPES PLAY IN YOUR VCR . . . " * Set POWER to CAMERA , then set SELF DEMO : appearsinEVF orLCD Monitor . . . OFF in MENU screen to cancel Demo mode , ( p . 7 ) Top of playback picturewaves back and • A playback signal is not as stable as an off the air forth excessively . . . TV signal , so the top of yourTV screen may appear bent or unstable during playback . This is called , ° Horizontal AFC time constantchange . " To correct , slowlyturn the TV horizontalholdcontrol If yourTV does not have thiscontrol , or adjustingit does not help , contact your TV servicecenter . ( Some nominal service charges may be required . ) Whileheadcleaningisnormallynotneeded , playingoldor damagedtapesmayclogtheheads . Whenplaybackpicture resemblesexampleat theleft , headcleaningis required . ideally , head cleaning should be performedby a qualified service technician . When this is not possible , purchase a Clogged Video Head head cleaningcassette . Be sure to follow cleaning cassette instructionsexactly and only use when symptomsoccur . 39
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Request for Service Notice Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice . In the unlikelyeventthisproductneedsservice . RequfeosrSterviNcoetic • eP ( Fle : aaisluerientocdluudeesyoowuripllrdoeolafoyyfopuurrrcehpaasire . . ) • Tofurtherspeedyourrepairpleaseprovide anexplanationofwhatiswrongwiththe unit andanysymptomitisexhibiting . Moil this completedform andyour Proofof Purchasealong withyour unit to : Panasonic Services Company 1705 N . Randall Road Elgin , IL . 60123 - 7847 Attn : Camcorder Repair
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Limited Warranty PanasonicConsumerElectronicsCompany , PanasonicSalesCompany , Divisionof Matsushita ElectricCorporationof Divisionol MatsushilaElectricof Puerto Rico , Inc . America , One PanasonicWay Secaucus , AVE . 65de Infanterfa , Km 9.5 SanGabriel NewJersey 07094 IndustrialPark Carolina , Puerto Rico 00985 PANASONIC Video Products Limited Warranty Panasanic Consumer ElactroniceCompany or Panasonic Sales Company ( collectivelyreferred to as " the Warrantor " ) will repair this product with new or refurbishedparts , free of charge , in the USA or Puerto Rico , in the event of a defect in materials or workmanshipas follows ( all time periods commence from the date of the originalpurchase ) : LABOR PRODUCT PARTS ; SERVICE CONTACT NUMBER CAMCORDER ONE ( 1 ) YEAR , EXCEPT NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS Carol - In or Mai _ In 1 - 8CO - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) CCDIMAGESENSORSOR CCDIMAGESEN NINE ] Y ( 90 ) DAYS - SIX ( 6 ) MONTHS VCR ONE ( 1 ) YEAR NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS Carry - In or Mail In 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7282 . ) A / V MIXER ONE ( 1 ) YEAR NINEI _ " ( 90 ) DAYS Carry - In or Mail In 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) MONITOR - ONE ( 1 ) YEAR , EXCEPTCRT NINETY 90 ) DAYS Carry - In : 21 " CRT 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) VCR and Smaller CRT - TWO ( 2 ) YEARS CRT - NINETY ( 90 Co _ nbination DAYS In - home or carry - in : 22 " CRT and Larger Ba _ edes ifincluded ) - New rechargeable batteriesinexchange fordefectiverechargeablepatteries for ten 10 ) days . Non - rechargeablebattehesare not warranted . Tane ( if included ) - Newvideocesselta tapeinexchangefora defectivevideocassettetape forfive ( 5 ) days . In - home , carry - inor mail - in service , as applicable , inthe USA canbe obtainedduringthe warranb , / rperiody . bycontacting a Panasonic Services Company ( PASC ) FactorySewicenler listedin the Service Directo Or call tollfree contactnumber listedabove , to locatean authedzed PASC Servicenter . Carry - in or mail - in servicein PuertoRice can beobtainedduringthe warrantyperiodby callingthe Panasonic Sales Company telephonenumber listedin the ServicentorDirectory . Thiswarrantyis extended onlyto the originalpurchaser . A purchasereceiptor otherproofof the date of the originalpurchaseis requiresbefore warranty serviceis rendered . This warrantyonlysevers failures due to defects inmaterialsand workmanshipwhich occurduring normaluseand does not cover normal maintenance , includinQb , ut not limitedto , videoand audio headd cleaning . The warrantydoes not cover damage whichoccurs In shipment , or failureswhich are cause by productsnot suppliedby the warrantor , or failures which resultfrom accident misuse abuse neglect mishandling , misepplkTa , tico , alteration modificationfaulty installation set - up adustmants improper antenna , inadequate signalpickup , maladustmentof consumercontrols improper operation power line surge , impropervoltage supply , lightningdamage , commercialuse such as hotel , office , restaurant or other business or rentaluse of the product or servicebyanyone otherthan a PASC FactoryServicenter or a PASC authorzed Serviconter , or damage that is attdbotableto acts of God . LIMITS AND EXCLUSIOH , _ There are no expresswarrantiesexcept as listed above . THE WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ( INCLUDING , WITHOUT LIMITATION , DAMAGE TO RECORDING MEDIA ) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCTS , OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTY . ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE , ARE LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE . Some statesdo not allowthe exclusion or limitation of inddontal or consequential damages , or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the above exclusions or limitationsmay not apply to you . This warrantygivesyouspecificlegal rightsand you may also haveother lights which very fromstatetostate . If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period you may contact your dealer or Servicenter . If the pmbfam is not handled to your satislectJon , then write to the Consumer Affairs Department at the Panascoie Consumer ElectronicsCompany address above . SERVICE CALLS WHICH DO NOT INVOLVE DEFECTIVE MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP AS DETERMINED BY THE WARRANTOR , IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION , ARE NOT COVEREO . COSTS OF SUCH SERVICE CALLS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER . warvid8 / 8 / 2000 41
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Servicenter List II IIII II 1 - 800 - 332 - 5368 ( Customer Orders Only ) Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South , Kent , WA 98032 ( 6 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday ; 6 am to 10 : 30 am Saturday ; PST ) lisa , MasterCard , Discover Card , American Express , Check ) Centralized Factory Servicenter Panasonic Services Company MAIL TO : 1705 N . Randall Road , Elgin , IL 60123 - 7847 Attention : Gamocrder Repair Please carefully pack and ship , prepaid and insured , to the Elgin centralized repair Factory Servicenter . While there will be added handling delays , you may bring your unit to one of the following locations who will then forward the unit to Elgin tot repair . Customer's in Puerto Rico , please shipor carry in to location betow ( " Servicein Puerto Rico " ) . CALIFORNIA GEORGIA MINNESOTA TEXAS 6550 Katella Avenue 8655 RoswellRoad 7850 - 12thAvenueSouth 13615WelchRoad Suite 100 Suite101 Cypress , CA 90630 AirportBusinessCenter Atlanta , GA30350 FarmersBranchT , X BloomingtonM , N 55425 800 Dubuque Avenue 75244 S . San Francisco ILLINOIS OHIO CA 94080 WASHINGTON 9060Golf Road 2236 WaycrossRoad 3878 Ruffirl Road Niles , lL 60714 CivicCenter Plaza 20425 - 84th Avenue Suite A South ForestPark , OH45240 San Diego , CA 92123 1703 North Randall Road Kent , WA98032 PENNSYLVANIA Elgin , IL 60123 COLORADO ( Pick - up / drop - off only ) 2221 CabotBlvd . West 1640SouthAbilene SuiteB StreetSuite D MARYLAND Langhome , PA 19047 Aurora , CO 80012 62 Mountain Road TENNESSEE Glen Burnie , MD 21061 FLORIDA HAWAII 3800 Ezell Road 3700 North29thAvenue MASSACHUSETTS 99 - 859IwaiwaStreet Suite 806 Suite102 60 Glacier Drive Nashville , TN 37211 Aiea , Hawaii96701 Hollywood , FL33020 Suile G Phone ( 808 ) 488 - 1996 Westwood , MA 020gO Fax ( 808 ) 486 - 4369 AsofJaonary2001
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SpanisQh uickUseGuide / GuPiaarsUsoR pido ' " 1 I Antes de comenzar . . . • Inserte un casete con leng0eta para prevencl6n del grabado . Cargue completamente la bater | a antes de usarla . Coloquea . cargad Enchufe el Deslice TAPE para abrir la compuerta , r do CA . 31nsedeelcasete . 2 Instals _ . El indicadorde ( PV - L651 Presioneaquipam carga ( CHARGE ) parpadea , luegoo queda encendido si ha terminad ce _ arlacompue _ a . la carga . Desmonte la bateHa . Cuando el monitor LCD estd cornpletamentoabierto , el visor se desconecta automklicamente . PresloneLCD - OPENparaabrirel monitorLCD . Abralocompletamentey aJusteel dngulo . AJustePOWER a CAMERA . Preslone RECORD / PAUSE Datacomenzar la grabacibn . • • • Pmslone RECORD / PAUSEausa o _ _ otravez oara hacer una o ( PV - L65t ) en ta grabacibn . " ' e ao * " . _ m " - - [ ls _ | Cuando el monitor LCD estd completamente abierto , el visor se desconecta automaticamente . Preslone LCD - OPEN para abdr el monitorLCD . Abralo completamente y ajuste el ttngulo ( vea srriba ) . AJuste _ . 3 Presione REWIND / SEARCH pars rebobinar la cinta . , R - Ir _ Preslone PLAY para comenzar la FFI reproduccibn . - _ Preslone STOP para finaUzar la reproducci0n . Pars Iocalizar rapldamente una escena especiflca • Oprimirel botonde Iocalizacibn ( SEARCH ) . Pars congelar una imagen • Oprimirel bot6nde pausa / imagen fija ( PAUSE ] STILL ) . • Opnmir nuevamente el bot6ncuando se desea continuarreproduciendo . 43
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Index A F Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,27 AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . 3 FADEButton . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,27 Accessories ( Optional ) , . . 36 Security Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 FASTFORWARD ( Self Damn Mode . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . 7 Accessories ( Supplied ) . . . . 2 SEARCHSutton . . . . . . . . . 20 Audio / VideoCable . . . 21,22 Servicenter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 4 AudioNideo Ou _ . . . . . . . 21 , 22 Shoulder Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Auto Daylight Saving Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 H 13me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 HandStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 STILL Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 B HighSpeedShutter . . . . . . . . 25 Still Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 STOP Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 L BACKLIGHT Button . . . . . . . 23 LCDMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,20 T Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 , 10 LCD - OPENSutton . . . 16,20 BATTERY RELEASE Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I . t . LensCover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g TAPEEJECTSwitch . 11,16 Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1515 BRIGHT Control . . . . . . . 16 , 20 TAPESPEEDButton . . . . . 16 LIGHTSwitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Built - in Twin Capsule 2 - Way TITLE Button . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 , 31 LimitedWarranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Microphone System . . . . 16 ] Stler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . 0 , 31 TrackingControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 M C TripodMountingHoLe . . . . . 35 MANUALFOCUSButton24 CameraRecording . . . 16 _ 1B MENUButton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 LI Car BatteryCord . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MENUMode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ChargingBattery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 UP • ( FAR ) / DOWNT CleaningEVF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 ( NEAR ) Button 12,20 , 24 P ClockBattery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 PLAY Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 V CIockSet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 , 14 Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 , 21 VHF Connecting Cable . . 22 CopyingyourTapes . . . . . . . 22 PlayPak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Video Cassettes ( tapes ) . . 11 b Power Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 , 20 Video Head C _ eaning . . . . . 39 Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 , 10 DC IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Viewfind _ r , ' 1 _ CDMor _ itor POWER Switch . . . . 7 , 16 , 20 DC Power Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 , 33 POWER ZOOM Button Digital EIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Viewing ( TV / VCR ) . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 , 24 , 28 Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 VISION ADJUSTMENT _ 16 Programmed Recording . 18 D . ZOOM Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 VOLUME Control . . . . . . . . . . . 20 DISPLAY Button . 12 , 20 , 32 R Z Display - off Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 RECORD / PAUSE Button 16 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,28 E Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 EIS Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Replacing Clock / Remote Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Request for Service Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . 40 REWIND / SEARCH Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 PanesonlcConsumerEleotronics PanasonicSalesCompany ( " PSC " ) , Company , Divisionof Mata ' 4shtte Divisionof MatsushltaElectricof ElectricCorporationof America PuertoRk : o , Inc . OnePenasonicWay Secaucus , Ave , 65de InfanteriaK . in . 9.5 NewJersey07094 SanGabdelIndustrialPark CarolinaP , uertoRico00985 PrintedinIndonesia LSQT0381A $ 1200 - 0
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