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PalrncoPdci _ ° Panasonic ° PalrnSight TM Camcorder Operating Instructions PV - L581 Models No . PV - L681 ( PV - L681 shown ) Please read these _ nstructlons carefully before attempting to operate this product Please save th _ s manual Guia para rdpida consulta ¢ n espaSol estd incluida . LSOT0377A
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Things You Should Know Thank you for choosing Panasonic ! Date of Purchase You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the Dealer Purchased From market today . Used properly , it will bring Dealer Address you years of enjoyment . Please take time to fill in the information at the right . " Dealer Phone No . The serial number is on the tag located on Model No . the rear side of your Camcorder . Be sure to retain this manual as your convenient Serial No . Camoorder information source . IIJi | | _ [ _ _ | VL * ] ! I | _ i : l Ii [ ( a ] _ * [ : . I ] These accessories are provided in order to set up or use your Camcorder . 1 pc . AC Adaptor 1 pc . Audio / Video Cable 1 pc . Battery Pack ( PV - A19 ) with DC ( LSJA0283 ) ( pages 21 , 22 ) ( pages 9 , 10 ) Power Cable ( page 10 ) ( PV - BP18 ) PV - L681 only ( PV - BP15 ) PV - L581 only 1 pc . Shoulder Strap 1 pc . VHS PlayPak ( LSFC0012 ) ( page 36 ) ( PV - P1 / VYMW0009 ) and one " AA " battery Battery Charging Confirmation J _ ' _ Marker " - _ : _ y 1 pc . CR2025 Clock ( PV - L581 only ) _ / _ Battery ( VSBW0004 ) ( installed in Camcorder ) Use this marker as a reminder ( page 37 ) to yourself when the battery is fully charged or in need of a charge . This marker performs no function and is for your reference only . This operating instruction book is designed for use with models PV - L581 and PV - L68f . Illustrations in this manual show the PM - L681 . Features may vary , so please read carefully . Differences between models LCD Monitor Model Number Bakery Pack ! PV - L581 PV - BP15 63.5 mm ( 2.5 inch ) Liquid Crystal Display PV - L681 PV - BP18 101.6 mm ( 4.0 inch ) LiquidCrystal Display 2
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Things You Should Know 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 , 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 . Z _ This symbol warns the user that uninsulated voltage within the unit may have sufficient magnitude to cause RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCI < electric shock . Therefore , it is DO NOTOPEN dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of this unit . This symbol alerts the user that DO NOT REMOVE COVER ( OR BACK ) important literature concerning the NO USER - SERVICEABLE pARTS INSIDE 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's bottom cover . FCC Warning : Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would / void the user's authority to operate . J 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 end 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 this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception , which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on , use the equipment in another location and / or utilize an electrical outlel different from that used by the receiver , If necessary , consult the dealer or an experienced radioFi - V technician for help . You may find the booklet , ' Something About Interference ' available from FCC local regional offices helpful . This product may cause interference to radio equipment and should not be installed near maritime safety communications equipment or other critical navigation or communication equipment operating between 0.45 - 30 MHz . 3
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Important Safeguards I 1 . Read Instructions - All the safety and 11 . Grounding or Polarization - This video unit 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 wider than the other ) 2 . Retain Instructions - The safety and or 3 - wire grounding type plug , a plug having operating instructions should be retained for a third ( grounding ) pin . future reference . The 2 - wire polarized plug will fit into theafety 3 . Heed Warnings - All warnings on the unit power outlet only one way . This is a s and in the operating instructions should be feature . If you are unable to insert the plug adhered to . fully into the outlet , try reversing the plug . If 4 . Follow Instructions - All operating andlowed . the plug still fails to fit , contact your maintenance instructions should be fol electrician to replace your obsolete outlet . 5 . Cleaning - Unplug this video unit from thequid Do not defeat the safety purpose of the wall outlet before cleaning . Do not use li polarized plug . or aerosol cleaners . Use a dry cloth for The 3 - wire grounding type plug will fit into a cleaning . grounding type power outlet . This is a safety 6 . Attachments - Do not use attachments not feature . If you are unable to insert the plug recommended by the video product into the outlet , contact your electrician to manufacturer as they may be hazardous . replace your obsolete outlet . DO not defeat the 7 . Water and Moisture Do not use this video safety purpose of the grounding type plug . unit near water - for example near a bath tub , 12 . Power - Cord Protection - Power - supply wash bowl , kitchen sink , or laundry tub , in a cords should be routed so that they are not wet basement , or near a swimming poo ! , and likely to be walked on or pinched by items the like . placed upon or against them . Paying 8 . Accessories - Do not place this video unit particular attention to cords of plugs , on an unstable cart , stand , tripod , bracket , or convenience receptacles , and the point table . The video unit may fall , causing serious where they exit from the unit . injury to a child or adult , and serious damage 13 . Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an 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 th _ video unit . Any antenna or cable system is grounded so as mounting of the unit should follow theuld to provide some protection against voltage manufacturer's instructions and sho use a surges and built - up static charges . Part 1 of mounting accessory recommended by the the Canadian Electrical Code , in USA manufacturer . An appliance and cart Section 810 of the National Electrical Code , combination should be moved provides information with respect to proper with care . Quick stops , grounding of the mast and supporting excessive force , and uneven structure , grounding of the lead - in wire to an surfaces may cause the antenna discharge unit , size of grounding appliance and cart combination conductors , location of antenna discharge to overturn . unit , connection to grounding electrodes , and 9 . Ventilation - Slots and openings in the requirements for the grounding electrode . cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the video unit and to protect it from overheating . These _ ANTENNAN LEAD I openings must not be blocked or covered . WIRE Never place the video unit on a bed , sofa , rug , or other similar surface , or near or over a y . . . . . radiator or heat register . This video unit DISCHARGE UNIT should not be placed in a built - in installation £ LECTRIC CNEC SECTION 81O _ a ) such as a bookcase or rack unless proper SERWCE ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's £ OUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTORS instructions have been adhered to . ( NEC SECTION 610 2t _ . _ . NTEr _ NAPS - - G _ OUNO CLAM 10 . Power Sources - This video unit should be POWE _ S £ RVlCE GROUNOING = _ ELECTRODE SYSTEM operated only from the type of power source NEC _ NATIONAL ELECTRICA _ COOE ( NEC ART 250 PART H ) indicated on the marking label . If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your 14 . Lightning - For added protection of this home , consult your appliance dealer or local video unit receiver during a lightning storm , or power company . For video units intended to when it is left unattended and unused for long be operated from battery power , or other periods of time , unplug it from the wall outletm . sources , refer to the operating instructions . and disconnect the antenna or cable syste This will prevent damage to the video unit due to lightning and power - line surges . 4
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Important Safeguards 15 . Power Lines - An outside antenna system b . If any liquid has been spilled into , or should not be located in the vicinity of overhead objects have fallen onto . the video unit , power lines or other electdc light or power c . If the video unit has been exposed to rain circuits , or where it can fall into such power or water . lines or circuits . When installing an outside d . If the video unit does not operate normally antenna system , extreme care should , be t _ ken by following the operating instructions . to keep from touching such power lines or Adjust only those controls that are covered circuits as contact with them might be fatal . by the operating instructions , as an improper 16 . Overloading - Do not overload wall outletsa adjustment of other controls may result in and extension cords as this can result in damage and will often require extensive risk of fire or electric shock . work by a qualified technician to restore the 17 . Objects and Liquids - Never push objects video unit to its normal operation . of any kind into this video unit through e . If the video unit has been dropped or the openings as they may touch dangerous cabinet has been damaged . voltage points or short out parts that could f . When the video unit exhibits a distinct result in a fire or electric shock . Never spill change in performance - this indicates a liquid of any kind onto the video unit . need for service . 18 . Servicing - Do not attempt to service this 20 . Replacement Parts - When replacement video unit yourself as opening or removing parts are required , be sure the service covers may expose you to dangerous voltage technician has used replacement eparts or other hazards . Refer all servicing to specified by the manufacturer or hav the qualified service personnel . same characteristics as the original part . 19 . Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire , video unit from the wall cutter and refer electric shock or other hazards . servicing to qualified service personnel under 21 . Safety Check - Upon completion of any the following conditions : service or repairs to this video unit , ask the a . When the power - supply cord or plug is service technician to perform safety checks damaged , 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 sendceable pans 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 permanently damage the internal pans 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 handte your Camcorder in a manner that will net subject it to unnecessary movement ( avoid shaking and stalking ) . Your Camcorder contains a sensitive pick - up device which could be damaged by improper handling or storage CARE • TO CLEAN YOUR CAMCORDEB . . . 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 camcorder 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
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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 ( BatteryCharge / Use / Refresh / CarAe , CAdaptor , Car BatteryCord ) . . . 9 - 10 Cassette Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using MENU Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Setting the Clock ( Time Zone , Auto Daylight Saving Time ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ~ 14 Built - in Auto Light ( Using the Light , Replacing the Bulb ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Camera Recording ( Basic , Stand - by , Programmed Recording ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ~ 18 Playing Back Recordings ( Basic Playback , 1 / 2 Slow Play , Visual Search , Still Picture , Tracking , TV / VCR Playback ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 21 Copying your Tapes ( dubbing ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 w - _ _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Four - Speed Power Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Focus ( Auto / ManualFocus ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 High Speed Shutter ( Auto / Manual Shutter ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Auto Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Color Digital Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Digital Electronic Image Stabilization ( E . I . S . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3031 Security Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intelligent Titler ( Auto / Manual Title , Phrase Title ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ~ 33 Viewfinder / LCD Monitor Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 - 35 Operation Notes ( Usingthe Shoulder and Hand Straps , Cleaning EVF ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Replacing Clock Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Palmcorder Accessory System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Palmcorder Accessory Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Before Requesting Service ( Video HeadCleaning ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Spanish Quick Use Guide / Guia Para Uso Rapido . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 6
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Serf 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 or LCD Monitor Panasonic ITS TAPES PLAY iN YOUR VCR YES , ITS VHSf 20XLENS / 15Ox D . ZOOM DIGITAL STABILIZATION Set POWER to CAMERA . FULL - SIZEHEAO SYSTEM AUTO / PHRASE TITLER Press MENU for DISPLAY ; ON MENU mode . SECURI1 _ f ; C _ F Press UP • or DOWN _ to select • PAGE 2 / _ SELECT _ PUSH _ r / • YKEY SET _ PUSH DISFtA KEY ENO _ PUSH ME Press DISPLAY to select OFF . Press MENU to exit . Note : • Self Demo stops automatically if battery is attached ( page 9 ) and cassette tape is inserted ( page 11 ) , • 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 Light , Play , Rewind Search , Fast Forward Search , Stop , and Still is pressed . To turn Self Demo back on : • Set to SELF DEMO : ON in MENU screen . 7
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Quick Operation Guide Charge Battery Pack fully before Attach fully operation ( page 9 ) . charged Battery ( page 9 ) . Slide TAPE EJECT to open door . Insert cassette ( page11 ) . - - - Press here to close nsert Battery _ _ . CHARGE Protection Film door . Lamp flashes , then stays lit Note : when charging is complete . • Remove the Protection Film before use . When the LCD monitor is open , the EVF automatically turns OFF ( page 16 ) . Press LCD - OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor . Swing it fully open and adjust the angle . Set POWER to CAMERA . Press RECORD / PAUSE recording vc . ' o _ _ * . E _ , Press RECORD / PAUSE Protection Film again _ ause recording . Note : ( PV - L681 shown ) • Remove the Protection Film before use . When the LCD monitor is open , the EVF automatically turns OFF ( page 19 ) . Press LCD - OPEN to unlock the LCD monitor . Swing it fully open and adjust the angle ( see above ) . Set POWER to VCR . Press REWIND / SEARCH to rewind LAX \ \ 4 Press PLAY to start playback . _ - - 5 Press STOP to stop playback . 8
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Supplying Power I [ H , _ . tK , UL _ , , h " FJI : _ | ( = ] * , J " . , _ _ 1 Plug in Charge Battery Pack fully before use . POWER Lamp lights . Insert _ . 2 3 O Align left side of Battery with left edge of AC Adaptor . _ ) Press Battery down and slide in direction of arrow . POWER The CHARGE Lamp flashes , then stays lit when charging is complete . Remove Slide Battery to the left and lift off . Note : Chargingtakesabout 1 hour ( PV - L581 ) or 1 and 1 / 2 • hours ( PV - L681 ) . While the DC PowerCable ( supplied ) is connected • to the AC Adaptor , the Battery cannot be charged . After charging 5 times , use Battery Refresh feature as explained below . • Battery life gradually decreases after repeated use and recharging . If operation time becomes veryattery short even after a sufficient charge , discard B ( Top View ) properly ( page 10 ) . A fully charged Battery provides a maximum of about 1 hour 10 minutes ( PV - L581 ) or 2 hours ( PV - L681 ) of continuous use ( LCD monitor off ) or about 55 minutes ( PV - L581 ) or 1.5 hours ( PV - L681 ) ( LCD monitor on ) . Actual time may vary due to operating conditions . Using the Built - in Light decreases operating time . A Attach _ ) insert top of Battery into top of mounting surface . Press and snap into place . B Remove Battery . Slide BATTERY RELEASE and remove B Battery . To use battery refresh , insert Battery on AC Adaptor ( see steps 1 - 2 above ) , then press This feature completely discharges BATTERY REFRESH . Battery before recharging begins . The REFRESH Lamp lights , then goes out whenn Use after every 5 charges for optimum discharge is complete . Battery charging will the Battery performance . start automatically . If BATTERY REFRESH is pressed by mistake , REFRESH remove Battery from AC Adaptor and reinsert it for normal charging . Note : • Charging takes about 5 hours ( PV - L581 ) or 7 anded . iamAPER _ Y 1 / 2 hours ( PV - L681 ) when Battery Refresh is us • Battery will netoperate in extremely high temperatures . REFRESH 9
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Supplying Power To avoid Battery damage : Caution : • Do not drop or jar Battery . • Charge only withspecified charger . • Use Battery with specified units only . • Battery can be charged within a temperature range of • If Battery is used in extremely high t0 ° C ( 50 ° F ) and 35 ° C ( 95 ° F ) . temperatures , a safety device will • Battery is normally warm after charging or just alter use . automatically prevent operation , • Do no { use an insufficiently charged or _ om - out Battery . To prolong Battery life : Safety precautions : • While not in use , remove Battery • Do not get Battery near , or dispose of in fire . from the Camcorder and AC Adaptor • Do not directly connect ( short circuit ) the positive ( + ) and and store in a cool , dark , dry place . negative ( - ) terminals . • Keep Battery terminals clean . • Never attempt to disassemble or reassemble Battery . U . S . A . CONSUMERS : 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 17 _ laws it is illegal to dispose of this battery into your municipal waste stream . I [ _ Pleasecall 1 - 800 - 8 - BATTERY for information on howto recycethsbattery . DC rower Cable i CLiigghatreertte Socket ( 12 V ) _ PowER Lamp _ - - _ : ! / = = Car Battery Cord Cigarette Connector • ( optional ) Lighter Plug Connect AC Adaptor VCR DC OUT to Camcorder DC IN with supplied DC il Connect PV - C16 Car Batterv Cord Power Cable . ( optional ) to Camcorder DC IN . Plug in AC Adaptor . i 2 _ ) Start engine first . POWER Lamp lights . • _ ) Plug Car Battery Cord into Note : • Cigarette lighter socket . • While the DC Power Cable ( supplied ) is • • If Car Battery cord fuse needs connected to the AC Adaptor , the Battery • replacing , use exact current rating cannot be charged . • ( in amps ) . • When not in use , unplug AC Adaptor from AC outlet . ( Adaptor uses 1.2 W of electricity = = Note : while plugged in . ) • • This cord only works in vehiclesive • equipped with DC 12 V ( negat • CAUTION : ground ) battery . Check with your car / This unit willoperateon 110 / 120 / 220 / 240 V AC . = - truck dealer . Use only specified car An AC plug adaptormay be requiredfor voltages • battery cord . otherthan 120 V AC . Pleasecontacteither a • • To avoid blowing the car battery cord localorforeign electrical partsdistributor forg . • fuse , do step 2 in the proper order . assistancein selecting an alternate AC plu We • • Running vehicles must be well ventilated . recommendusingtheaccessorypowerplug adaptor ( VJSS0070 ) in an area whichhas • • When not in use , disconnect cigarette , special AC outlets . , • hghter plug . 10
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Cassette Information 1 until there is no slack . • Turn Ta9 _ Wheel in direction of arrow 3 2 Attach Bakery ( page 9 ) . Insert cassette as shown . Press here to close door . _ _ - - Slide TAPE EJECT to open door . • To remove the cassette , slide the TAPE EJECT switch . ( PV - L681shown ) Use tapes with the [ _ mark in this 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 2 hours 30 minutes ( Super Long Play ) Protects tapes from being accidentally 4 erased . | To prevent accidental erasing , ( Or , slide tab open . ) _ 1 _ _ break off tab with screwdriver . 2 2 TO record again , Slide tab type cover hole with adhesive tape . ( Or , slide tab closed . ) 11
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Using MENU Mode Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR . Press MENU for MENU mode . The CAMERA or VCR MENU screen ( see below left ) appears when Menu mode is entered . 4 Press UP • or DOWN • to highlight the desired menu item , Press DISPLAY to set selection . Press MENU to exit . Note : • The Menu mode is canceled if UP / DOWN _ A / • _ . DISPLAY , or MENU are not pressed within 5 minutes when Self Demo mode is off . • The Menu mode is canceled if UP / DOWN ( A / V ) , DISPLAY , or MENU are not pressed within 30 seconds when Self Demo mode is on . JNl | iliilllRImimNNllll ! | | i | | lll | | | | li | | | i | | i ! _ MENU Mode ( CAMERA ) Screen _ 1 PROGRAMMED REC ( page 18 ) . Camcorder starts and stops recording at a " _ _ , - - - MENU - - - PAGE preset time . 2 - _ 3ROGRAMMED REC T I TLE ; AUTO / MANUAL 2 TITLE ( pages32 , 33 ) . SHLq3 " ER ; ALTO AUTO / MANUAL : 16items STAND - BY RELEASE ; OFF CLOCK SET PHRASE : 10items SELECT : PUSH • / A KEY 3 SET : PUSH DISPLAy KEY SHUTTER ( page 26 ) . END : PUSH MENU KEY Select desired shutter speed . 4 PAGE STAND - BY RELEASE ( page 17 ) . 6 ON : Enables quick resumption of recording USPLAY ON OFF from Stand - by mode . OFF 8 VIDEO EFFECTS ; FADE 5 CLOCK SET ( pages 13 , 14 ) . BLACK Select to set clock . SELECT ; PUSH VIA KEY SET : PUSH DISPLAY KEY 6 DISPLAY ( page 34 ) . END : PUSH MENU KEY ON : On - screen Display ( OSD ) screens are displayed . _ MENU Mode ( VCR ) Screen 7 SELF DEMO ( page 7 ) . - - - MENU - - - ON : SELF DEMO screen is displayed . O _ _ LOCK SET 8 SECURITY ( page 31 ) . 6 - DISPLAY ; ON ON : Enables Motion Security recording . 9 VIDEO EFFECTS ( pages 27 , 28 ) . AUTO FADE : BLACK or WHITE SELECT : PUSH • / A KEY SET : PUSH DISPL & Y KEY DIGITAL FADE : TYPE _ 7 otypesrs END : PUSH MENU KEY COLOR - _ 8 col 12
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Setting the Clock Set the following items in order : Time Before you begin . . . Zone , Daylight Saving Time , Date , • Connect Camcorder to power source . and Time . ° Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR . Press MENU for MENU mode . Press UP • or DOWN • to select pRCGRAMMEO REC iM TI _ E ; AUTO _ UAL DISPt Ay ON SHkrr _ ' R ; _ , UIO 4 f Pi EN / ll gELECT : PUNH V / A KEY SELECT pL / SH T / & KEY _ : PUSH DIS _ Y _ ' ¥ $ _ : pU , SM DISPlay KEY ENrl pUSH MENU KEY END PUS _ MENU KEy [ CAMERA MODEl [ VCR MODEl 2 Press DISP AL _ for EASTERN CLOCK SET menu . O S T AUTO DATE / TIME 12 : e0 0OAM Press UP • or DOWN • JAN 1 2C _ 1 I SELEC . . T : CpLUOSCHK ' _ $ / Ea _ , . KEY to select TIME ZONE , SET : PUSH DISplAY KEy ND _ PUSH MENU I < EY DST , or DATE / TIME . 3 Press DISPLAY for menu of item selected in step 2 . To change the setting : r _ T _ ' _ l _ - . ) Go to step 3a on page 14 . = l _ [ , . " ] ll ' - - ) Go to step 3b on page 14 . r _ . - ) Go to step 3c on page 14 . Press MENU twice to exit . ( continued on next page ) 13
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Setting the Clock ( continued ) a i " _ | Ii [ ' li | t " F _ liIIIi | [ : lr _ [ ' ] I [ _ Press UP • or The Camcorder is preset to Eastern time , ^ TL / _ rrlc p , _ * CIFIC DOWN • to select Time Zone chart CENTRAL HAWAIIA local time zone . MOUNTAIN SAMO Press DISPLAY to . SELECT i _ , , _ EZONE . . . SELECT _ _ ' USH VI & K £ ¥ * S £ T _ FUSH D _ SPIJ y KEY confirm entry . • When traveling , repeat this operation and select one of the 8 listed time zones to set the clock to local time . Note : • Clock may lose or gain up to 2 minutes per month . • When traveling outside the listed timelly . zones , set clock to local time manua • To adjust or set clock , see " Setting Date and Time " bottom of page . The Camcorder is preset to DST : _ ' _ d _ . Clock will auto - adjust to daylight saving time ( DST ) . If DST is not observed in your area , set tor _ - - J - ' Jby doing the following . DST : AUTO Spring ( First Sunday in April ) : ahead one hour . Press UP • or DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME 1 : oo a . m . 2 : 00 a . m , DOWN • to select I Normal Time AUTO OFF or AUTO . m Press DISPLAY to i Daylight Saving I Time 3 : 00 a , rn . 4 : 00 a . m . SELECT : pUS . _ V / & _ Ey confirm entry . SET _ _ ' USH DCSPtJ _ y KEY Autumn ( Last Sunday in October ) : back one hour . Note : Daylight Saving 1 : 00 a , m , 2 : 00 a . m . • Auto DST does not function if time zone is ITime set to Hawaii or Samoa ( see " Setting the Time Zone " above ) . I Normal Time I 1 : 00 a . m . 2 : 00 a . m , . . . DAT _ d _ IME S _ NG . . . " 71 ' 2 _ 00 : 00A ' M " Date and time including leap year are 3 ' A _ N 1 2001 calculated up to DEC 31,2099 . - EXAMPLE : FAR • OISPLAY Press or hold down UP • or DOWN DOWN • to select hour , then press DISPLAY to fix . Repeat for minute , month , day , " I ' 2 " , 00 : O ? A'M 1 ÷ 00 OOPM 1 " OO ' 00P _ / and year . I'J'A'N 1 2 % 0t J'A'N i 2 % 01 " JAil " 1 2001 Clock starts when year is entered and DISPLAY is : _ LECT PUSH VIA KEY SELECT PUSH VI _ * KEy SELECT , _ ' USH VI _ * K £ y , pressed . 14
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Built - in Auto Light Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . For recording in dim lighting . • Set POWER to CAMERA , Set LIGHT to AUTO . Light turns on / off automatically according to lighting conditions . Or , set LIGHT to ON / OFF manually . - _ o _ E " _ J - - _ lf _ appears in EVF or Note : | _ " " _ LCD monitor when • Using Light reduces battery operating time . Light is on . • Provide proper ventilation when using Light extensively in a hot environment . • Using Light when the Camcorder is powered by a car battery may shorten bulb life . ight becomes hot . Never cover Light I Lcauti ° n : ) • Set Light to OFF when not in use . hile on . Before you begin . . . • Order Part No . VULS0001 ( VLLWO015and cushions ) for replacement bulb unit . • Set POWER to OFF . Press in on both sides of lens cover and pull straight out and off . 4 Using Tweezers or needle - nose pliers , carefully remove bulb . • Take unit to service center if you need assistance . Replace bulb using a clean cloth or tissue . ( Do not touch with fingers . ) Replace lens cover . 3 Note : • Handle bulb gently . Excessive force may cause bulb to crack . se only replacement bulb ( PART NO . VLLW0015 ) supplied by Panasonic to reduce isk of fire . andle new bulb with cloth or tissue as skin oils will decrease bulb life . i DANGER : ] emove lens cover and allow bulb to cool before replacing to avoid possible burn azard . 15
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Camera Recording Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . View recording scene on EVF or LCD ( Liquid Crystal Display ) monitor . 1 Press LCD - OPEN to unlock the LCD 3 monitor . Swing LCD monitor fully open and adjust viewing angle . • If you want to record using EVF , close and lock LCD monitor . 2 ( PV - L681 shown ) Lens Cover opens . CA . lEP . 1 , ASUePSOE ER ° Power Lamp lights . CAUTION : orating partially open LCD • Be sure POWER EVF or LCD Monitor onitor may block cassette door is fully turned to ( Record / Pause mode ) nd damage Camcorder body . CAMERA position . • EVF or LCD monitor turns on / off by the POWER switch . VISION ADJUSTMENT • EVF shuts off when LCD monitor is Built - in Twin opened and turns back on when LCD is closed . Capsule 2 - Way Microphone • Both EVF and LCD monitor turn on System when LCD is at 180 ° ( see above left ) . This allows both you and the subject to view the recording . 3 LCD : Turn BRIGHT control to monitor adjust LCD monitor brightness level . EVF : Look into EVF and adjust VISION ADJUSTMENT to your eyesight . _ Power Lamp 4 Hold down TAPE SPEED for about 1 / REC \ second to change tape speed to SP / SLP ( page 11 ) . Tape speed Press RECORD / PAUSE _ to start or pause recording . . Eco . o ; 1 Set POWER to EVF or LCD Monitor OFF when finished . Note : ( Record mode ) • When Camcorder is aimed at excessively bright objects , or bright lights , a vertical • To remove the cassette , slide the TAPE bar may appear in the picture . This is EJECT switch ( page 11 ) . normal for the CCD pick - up . Try to avoid WARNING : this when possible . • Using LCD monitor reduces battery • Do not leave the camcorder with the EVF operation time . Return LCD monitor to aimed directly at the sun . This may cause locked position when not in use . damage to the internal parts of the EVF . 16
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Camera Recording Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . If left in RECORD / PAUSE mode for 5 • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . minutes , Camcorder switches to Stand - by mode to conserve battery . When set to ON , Stand - by Quick Release lets you resume recording by pressing RECORD / PAUSE two times . Stand - By Quick Release is set to OFF at the factory . Set POWER to CAMERA . Press MENU for _ , _ E _ o . MENU _ o , _ PA , G _ E 1 / U1 / _ MENU mode . I _ ° _ Press UP • or Ic _ c _ s _ [ r _ t _ tAakl • t [ SELFCT : _ JS _ " / A KEY / U _ VlF i _ l O SET : PU _ DI _ LAY KEY select _ o : , u _ . . . . . . . _ J Press DISP _ to select ON / OFF . ON : From Stand - by mode , press RECORD / PAUSE two times to resume recording . OFF : From Stand - by mode , REWI I FF I set POWER to OFF , then to CAMERA . Press RECORD / PAUSE to record . b , c , a , d _ \ \ STOP / ' / B AC D Press MENU to exit . J _ r _ _ ] i | I [ : t i : _ : . T . . - _ . rl : = r ; li ; _ l i [ , For a smooth transition between scenes if For proper continuity when taping from Stop mode or after attaching a new Battery . recording is stopped , and then started within 24 hours . A Set _ POWER to VCR . a Press RECORD / PAUSE to stop recording . B _ Press REWIND / SEARCH to rewind b set POWER to OFF and leave a few seconds of tape . cassette in Camcorder . ( _ Press PLAY to review recording . ( _ Press STILL where you want to C To resume recording , set POWER to continue recording . CAMERA . d Press RECORD / PAUSE to resume C Set POWER to CAMERA . recording , O Press RECORD / PAUSE to resume Note : • Use Manual Easy Edit ( left ) if more than recording . 24 hours before recording is resumed , 17
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Camera Recording Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . Set a recording start and stop time . Or , Use AC Adaptor for longer recordings . set a 5 or 10 second interval recording • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . • Set POWER to CAMERA . to be done each minute . Press MENU for MENU , 23 mode . Press _ or s . u _ . T ' _ _ _ ; ' TOA _ C _ U _ - b _ ' AND _ y REt _ ; OFF DOWN • to select o _ ocS _ , ET ' I . . t . . . . . SELECT : PUSH V / , KEy S _ : PUSH OISPLA ¥ END PUSH MENU KEY Press DISPLAY . ( Current time is ; 10 : 20PM RECT1ME ; 10MIN displayed . ) ELECT : PUSH ' V / A KEy Each additional press ET PUSH OISpLA ¥ KE _ TART : pIJSH RECORD KEY _ NCEL : pUSH MENU KEY of DISPLAY increases IO : 20 : OOPM start time by 30 minutes . 3 Press DOWN • to : 10MIN select I ' _ l = - - r'dhlT _ l _ . Press DISPLAY SELECT : pUSH ' lt / A KEY SET : pUSH DISPtJ . Y _ KEY START : PUSH RECORO K f - REC TIME : repeatedly to select one f CANCEL : STpAURSTH ; M1E0N : 2U ' 0PKMEY of the options shown at IO : 20 : 0OPM , 0M , . 20M , N30M , . left . To cancel the setup , press MENU twice , " 1 Record 5 seconds each minute . * 2 Record 10 seconds each minute . Press RECORD ! PAUSE I STAND - BY to place Camcorder in | . Ecs _ . % i ' , _ = , _ stand - by mode . l j _ _ o : _ Recording will be done as scheduled . Note : • Start time may not be set over 24 hours from current time . • Camcorder shuts off at tape end , or 12 hours after Interval Recording starts . • To cancel , set POWER to OFF . 18
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Playing Back Recordings Before you begin . . . ii _ " _ ' i _ " Pj'I ' : 4 ! 1.1i ! iilj i ! t'I Ii t il ill l'l _ ' l - ! ( , 1i • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Insert recorded tape . Press LCD - OPEN and swing LCD monitor fully open . • If you want to playback on EVF , close and lock LCD monitor . 2 Set pOWER to VCR . Power Lamp lights . • If tape has no record tab , auto ( PV - L681 shown ) playback begins . Speaker • EVF or LCD monitor turns on / off by the POWER switch . • EVF shuts off when LCD monitor is opened and turns back on when LCD is closed . Playback function buttons . REW : Rewind tape . _ ) PLAY : Play tape . ( _ STOP : Stop tape . _ ) BRIGRT : Adjust LCD monitor brightness . @ VOLUME : Adjust volume of speaker . Press ' q - " : Volume up ( + ) . Press " W " : Volume down ( - ) . V _ UME I - 1 I I t I . . . . 1 + / Power Lamp Note : • Using LCD monitor reduces battery operating time . • Return LCD monitor to locked position when not in use . 19
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Playing Back Recordings Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . Available only with SP recordings made • Insert tape recorded in SP mode , on this Palmcorder . • Set POWER to VCR . 1 During playback , press PLA _ _ Yfor 1 / 2 Slow Play mode . Audio is muted . • Picture noise will occur in 1 / 2 slow U2 SLOW play . - 1,2 • If the recorded AUDIO IS MUTED speed changes from SP to SLP , normal speed playback is resumed . Press PLAY again to resume normal speed playback . Note : • Vertical jitter may occur during playback . • Skew may occur at top of picture . ItF l E , . T ; t 7 I Quick Visual Search J Search Speed • SP ( Standard Play ) : 3 times normal . • SLP ( Super Long Play ) : 9 times normal . During playback , press : [ Auto Trackin 9 i • F _ F : fast forward search Continuously analyzes each recording for • REW : rewind search optimum picture quality , Press again or press PLAY for normal play . I Still Picture ] I Manual Tracking ] Press STILL to freeze picture . Some recordings require manual Press again for normal play . adjustment to reduce noise . In Playback mode : Note : Press UP • or DOWN • until Playback picture • During search , horizontal noise bars will appear . clears up . Audio is muted . Press DSP _ to return to Auto Tracking . • To protect video heads and tape , operating modes will revert as follows after 5 minutes : In Still mode : Still _ Stand - by Press UP • or DOWN • until Still picture clears up . Stand - by - _ . Power off ( when Battery Pack is used ) . V - Lock Control • Tape auto - rewinds if played or fast forwarded to end . Reduces jitter in Still mode . Hold down DISPLAY and U _ or DOWN • until picture becomes stable . 2O
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Playing Back Recordings Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . Connect Camcorder to a TV to view • Make all TV - Camcorder connections . playback or recordings in progress . TV VCR " - , view playback . ' C ° nne1c , , te ° OtnosW _ ! _ 1 _ lil CAMERA " - _ vreiecwordpeicdt . ure as it is See TV owner's manual . o ovu , enosveo an , Video Out _ Audio / Video Cable 3 Begin playback or recording . ( Supplied ) I CATV System Installer I This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820 - 40 I of the NEC in USA ( and to the Canadian Electrical Code in Canada ) that provides I guidelines for proper grounding and , in particular , specifies that the cable ground shall I be connected to the grounding system of the building , as close to the point of cable I entry as practical . J | vL * , ] ; i " ] IT _ P _ ' J . _ 1 ! _ . - t . _ ] - , JI _ ' TJ : , 1 _ ; : - " at 1 _ Load Battery in PlayPak _ 2 Clnsert _ Cassette in PlayPak Remove Battery lid and insert AA Turn _ cassette battery . Wheel inarrow • Do not reverse direction of to polarity . take up any slack . • Replace battery when tape loading / unloading takes _ b Slide RELEASE . to open cassette lid longer than usual . ( Remove [ _ Cassette cassette with the window up and on the C Insert the left , then snap lid shut . Slide RELEASE _ a , Do not obstructcassettereel whileloading . and wait for lid to • Allow PlayPak LoadDetector to fully retractbefore open . using inVHS VCR + out throughttom hole in bo of us ca - - PlayPak with Load Detector your finger . 21
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Copying your Tapes ( dubbing ) Before you begin . . . [ l _ . ] ! 11 [ : tfi i [ [ . ] i _ • Make Camcorder ° VCR connections ( see left ) . • Turn both units on . • Set VCR input signal to LINE . Please see VCR owner's manual . • Set Camcorder POWER to VCR . Insert a pre - recorded taoe into Camcorder and a blank tape with Source record tab into VCR . ( Playing ) Camcorder Press PLAY on Camcorder , then press STILL at starting point . Press REC , then STILL / PAUSE on Audio / Video VHF Connecting VCR . Cable Cable ( not supplied ) Audio / Video Press STILL on Camcorder and STILL / Out PAUSE on VCR to start copying . To Audio In To Video In Press STOP on both units to stop copying . Recording VCR Note : • Camcorder will only playback tapes recorded in SP or SLP mode . • Dubbing may reduce picture quality . II Lv [ j , 7 _ - it ( , ] , = , , , A _ , s , z , ] q i iv nauthorized exchanging and / or copying • Turn TV on and tune to VCR channel copyrighted recordings may be ( CH3 or CH4 ) . [ _ fCAUTION : ] • Set TV / VCR Selector on VCR to VCR . opyright infringement . 22
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Four - Speed Power Zoom Zoom in ( close up ) and out ( wide angle ) in Before you begin . . . one of four speeds ranging from slow ( 16 • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Set POWER to CAMERA . seconds ) to fast ( 2 seconds ) , Zoom In ( " T ' ) 1 11 Zoom Out ( " W " ) • Zoom slowly : Lightly press ' q " ( telephoto ) or an _ POWER ZOOM button . • Zoom quickly : Apply more pressure to the button . 23
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Backlight Use when subject is darker than Before you begin . . . surroundings , Jnshadowed area , or in front • Connect Camcorder to power source . of the bight source . • Set POWER to CAMERA , Press BACKLIGHT while recording to select the level of backlight compensation . In normal lighting , press BACKLIGHT repeatedly until no indicator is displayed . BACKLIGHT EVF or LCD Monitor • " Normal ( No Indication ) ( Low ) t0 First press ( Medium ) Second press Press BACKLIGHT . ( High ) _ Third press Fourth press 24
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Focus Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . - SetPOWERtoCAMERA . Camcorder automatically focuses on subject even during zooming . Auto Focus is on when " MF " is not displayed in EVF or LCD monitor . Press MANUAL FOCUS to remove " MF " in EVF or LCD monitor if necessary . hV _ A'T _ ! _ I _ _ ' _ ' , _ Use Manual Focus ( MF ) when : • recording through glass . • lighting is poor . • subject is far away with objects in foreground . EVF or LCD Monitor • subject has distinct horizontal lines , f • subject has a shiny surface . • subject is slanted . • subject is not centered in EVF or LCD monitor , l MF ] • subject is bright and flat , like a white wall . • subject has fast motion , like a golf swing . 3 Press MANUAL FOCUS so " MF " ( Manual Focus ) appears in EVF or LCD monitor . 2 Hold down " T " ( teleohoto _ on POWER ZOOM to maximum zoom in . Press UP • ( FAR ) or DOWN • ( NEAR _ until subject is in focus . • Back away from subject if necessary . Hold down " W " ( wide anale ) on POWER ZOOM as desired . • Refocus as needed when aimingat new scenes . 1 Auto Focus functions up to 12.7 mm ( 1 / 2 inch ) from subject . Hold down " _ / " on POWER ZOOM to maximum wide angle . Bring Camcorder up close to the subject . 25
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High Speed Shutter Improves Still or Slow Motion playback Before you begin . . . picture of high speed subjects ( e . g . a tennis • Connect Camcorder to power source . stroke ) , when viewed on Camcorder or 3 or • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . • Set POWER to CAMERA , 4 head VCR . ! _ T [ FI , . _ ] IllIiF : R In AUTO mode ( no indication in EVF or LCD Monitor ) , shutter speed is auto - adjusted from 1 / 60 to 1 / 350 according to subject brightness . • AUTO mode is selected each time POWER is set to CAMERA . h _ _ : 1TF _ I _ ' _ 1 The faster the shutter speed , the more light is needed for proper picture and color quality . High Speed Shutter indication flashes if light is inadequate . Provide additional fight . Press MENU for MENU mode . 3 Press UP • or DOWN • to select D _ SISpLAY MENU niT m . Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select shutter speed . PROGRAMMED glECUTO _ TFTLE ; A UUAL _ ; AUtO ST _ ID - Sy RELEASE O _ SEU'CT : pUSH V / A KEY ND : _ J _ MENU _ _ _ U1TO - * l160 - _ 11100 - * 1i ' 250 - * 11500 - _ 110000 _ 114000 _ - 1120004 - 111000 _ J Press MENU to exit . Note : • Provide additional halogen or tungsten light for use indoors or in poor light . Fluorescent light degrades picture . • Auto Focus may not function properly if high speed shutter is used in inadequate light . • Setting reverts to AUTO each time POWER is set to CAMERA . 26
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Auto Fade An interesting way to open and close Before you begin . . . scenes . • Connect Camcorder to power source . FOCUS o ; et POWER to CAMERA . N _ R ' _ MENU _ . o , _ : DISPLAY MENU SELF _ ; c _ ss [ o ] r kVA . ] l = [ o ] : : lg g = [ . ] 1u6 " ] . . _ _ . _ Press D _ PLAY for O _ Press UP • or _ , _ VIDEC menu . FADE Press UPA or VDIODWEONYEFtFoECseTlSect l _ u " ' _ " o _ _ _ oPS : _ u _ osr _ . , F . , , _ * . _ _ " ' " , NE ] . UJU [ _ Ur [ : . l . ] ] 4 ENO : PJSH MENIJ KEY , , 3 AUTO _ = * oK ' _ III COLOR menu . COLOR menu . Press _ or DDWW _ _ ttoo sseell ( ecctt _ Press DISPLAY for BBLLAACCKK oorr WWHHIITTE - . . . . LL . 4 Press _ to confirm entry . RECORD / Press MENU to exit . PAUSE Fadeln [ Fade In RECORD / PAUSE mode , press iFADEtor . so = FADE " flashesin EVF or LCD mon Press RECORD / PAUSE . t Recording starts as picture and sound gradually fade in . [ Fade Out : ] i While recording , press FADE so " FADE " flashes in EVF or LCD monitor . I Press RECORD / PAUSE . Picture and sound gradually fade out , and recording is paused . rAO _ If FADE is pressed accidentally , press Fade Out WHITE again so " FADE " disappears in EVF or LCD BLACK monitor . 27
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Color Digital Fade Choose from 7 fade effects in 8 Before you begin . . . different colors . • Connect Camcorderto power source . • Set POWERto CAMERA . D _ SPt _ Y ; O _ mode . _ o _ o ; o _ 5EC RJTY OFF Press UP • or _ ; _ K Press MENU for MENU I " PAGE _ ] DOWN • to select s _ c _ : _ , , , , , , , _ , SET : PUSH DISPt _ y _ ' vwJIN _ o ] Lal . l . l _ dll _ . : PUSH ME _ IU Y , EY Press DISPLAY for VIDEO EFFECTS menu . Press DOWN • to i " , . VIDEO EFFECTS . select _ . sE _ : Pu _ . . _ . E _ SET : PUSH OpSPLAY KEy ND PUSH M _ NIJ KEY Press DISPLAY for DIGITAL FADE menu . Press UP • or DOWN • to selecti _ . 6 Press DISPLAY for TYPE menu . Press UP • or DOWN • to select from 7 different types of fades . • A preview of each fade type is displayed EVF or LCD monitor as it is selected . I _ 1SHR I YEL I _ 1MSC _ RED cOLOR ; WHITE I1 _ I : IIMOSAI C : : ; : : : RANDOM [ ] SFT _ i R ] - WHT SFT _ - - - tE _ I SH MAG SHR I RED _ BLU BND FUSH MENU KEY SET : PUSH DL _ eLAy KEY STR I CYN Press DISPLAY for DIGITAL FADE menu . Press DOWN • to select r ' _ [ ' _ lr _ l . Press DISPLAY for COLOR menu . Press UP • or DOWN • to select from 8 colors . • A preview of each color is displayed as it is selected . I - ° _ l [ - . • For more effects , stop fade in or fade out at any time ( except RANDOM mode ) by pressing FADE . Then , press F _ to resume fade . Press DISPLAY to confirm entry . Press MENU twice to exit . Note : • Audio is not affected by fade . Press F _ for about 2 seconds to fade • To cancel Digital Fade , do steps 1,2 , out during recording ( selected fade type and 5 . In step 2 , select AUTO FADE . flashes ) . Press FADE again to fade in . 28
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Digital Zoom PoweZroom magnification is digitally Before you begin . . . increased . • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Set POWER to CAMERA . 1 Press D . ZOOM . Digital Zoom mode ( 150 × maximum ) . The Higher digital magnification levels may cause picture distortion . Hold down " T " On POWER _ ZOOM . Digital Zoom starts when normal zoom reaches maximum ( 20 × ) . , , dl I _ • Zoom level appears in EVF or LCD monitor . • POWER ZOOM switch controls digital • Normal zoom resumes when level falls to 20x , _ 1 zoom level . Press D . ZOOM to turn off Digital Zoom 29
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DigitalElectronicImage Stabilization ( E . I . S . ) Helps stabilize picture when recording in Before you begin . . . unstable situations , * Connect Camcorder to power source . • Set POWER to CAMERA . Press EIS to display " EIS " in the EVF or LCD monitor . • Image becomes slightly enlarged and shutter speed auto - adjusts from 1 / 80 to 1 / 350 according to brightness . • Use High Speed Shutter ( page 26 ) if needed . Shutter speed setting remains after EIS is canceled . 1,2 Press EI _ Sagain to cancel when not in use . E . I . S . may not function during . . . • extreme Camcorder movement . • recording of subjects with distinct horizontal or vertical stripes . • low light situations ( EIS indicator flashes ) . CDigital EIS ON _ • intense fluorescent lighting situations . • recording of very fast motion . 3O
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Security Mode _ ecording starts automatically if motion is Before you begin . . . Jetected , • Connect Camcorder to power source . Use AC Adaptor for longer recordings . • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . • Set POWER to CAMERA . • Securely position and aim Camcorder . , , o Press MENU for D _ SPt _ . Y ; ON MENU mode . _ LF DEMO ; O _ - _ W ; O Press UP • or VIDEO EFFECTS ; _ 3 K DOWN • to select • PAGE 2 / 7 SELEC'r : _ VI & KEY 8E _ : PUSH DISPt _ y KEY END _ PUSH MENU KEY 2 Press DISPLAY to select ON . Press MENU for Motion Security stand - by mode . ( If cassette is not inserted , ' 1 ; ' ; ' 1 " will flash . ) Motion Security may mistakenly start when : MOTION MOTION • background is plain , like a white wall , or SECURITY SECURITY has distinct vertical , horizontal , or STAI _ _ ELy slanted stripes , like a venetian blind . • brightness suddenly changes . • Recording will start about 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 1 corner of ( page 16 ) . viewing area . • Recording stops about 30 seconds • in poor lighting ( in this case , MOTION after motion ceases . SECURITY flashes ) . • background is plain , like a white wall , or To cancel Security Mode , set POWER to has distinct horizontal or vertical stripes . OFF . Note : • Security recording starts if Camcorder is bumped or repositioned . • This feature is not available during normal recording . • While in Motion Security stand - by , the following functions are not available : Record / Pause , Stand - by mode , Digital E . I . S . , Video Effects ( Auto / Digital Fade ) . 31
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Intelligent Titler Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . Camcorder auto - displays title greeting on • Insert cassette with record tab ( page lt ) . selected holidays when power is first • Set POWER to CAMERA . turned on . See title list below . Press MENU for ( . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 / Press UP • or _ ' _ " _ " _ L _ O _ F | MENU mode , I _ " _ ' E ° : _ , _ o , , _ u , _ l DOWN • to select j _ L _ SET / 2 Press DISPLAY to select AUTO / × 3 Press MENU to exit . P _ 6USE . , _ MANUAL . _ 4 To record the title , press RECORD / Press TITLE while recording to remove 5 title . v Note : • Once removed , title wilt not be auto - displayed . To redisplay , or select from other titles , 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 / BE MY VALENTINE LCD Monitor 2nd Sunday in May HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY / WE LOVE YOU ! Last Monday in May MEMORIAL DAY 3rd Sunday in Jun . HAPPY FATHER'S DAY / WE LOVE YOU ! Jul . 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY 1st Monday in Sep . LABOR DAY Oct . 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN Automatic / Manual 4th Thursday in Nov . HAPPY THANKSGIVING Title Display Dec . 24 - 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS / HO ! HO ! HO ! These Titles must be HAPPY EASTER displayed manually . HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HAPPY BIRTHDAY VACATION WEDDING DAY A SPECIAL DAY 32
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Intelligent Titler Before you begin . . . • Connect Camcorder to power source . • Insert cassette with record tab ( page 11 ) . • Set POWER to CAMERA . Confirm that TITLE : _ oo , w _ Eo _ c AUTO / MANUAL is set a _ a : , . uTo , _ , . u , _ _ SHUTFI " R ; AUTO in Menu mode ( s _ O - _ ST _ > " Y _ _ " OE _ _ ' I . . . . / . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 _ ) . _ . . . . . . . . . SE _ pUSH DiSpLAy KE _ " _ pL , SI _ MENU KE _ ' • In Record / Pause mode , press TITLE repeatedly to display titles from list on ABC page 32 . To record the title , Press RECORD / PAUSE . Press TITLE while recording to remove title . Note : • To redisplay title , press TITLE in Record / Pause mode . m | I m m m m m m m m i m i m m mlm imm m m m 2,4 D A Press MENU for MENU mode . SHtrrrER ; AUTO Press UP • or _ OID - Ity REI _ _ OFF CL [ ICK _ DOWN • to select I ME _ I - - . pAlt E lY1 SELECT _ PUSH ' VI & _ ( l : y SET : pUSH OJSp _ y KEY Phrase Title Displa B Press DISPLAY to select PHRASE . EVF or ( n9 indication ) LCD Monitor BEAUTIFUL + C Press MENU to exit . Din Record / Pause mode , press TITLE E I - i - - C . EE . S , repeatedly to display phrases from the _ _ _ . _ CONG . _ TU _ T , ONS list at left . GIMME A BREAK ! GOOD LUCK E Do steps 3 , 4 above to record and I LOVE YOU remove phrase . COPS ! Note : OUR M'i - rLE ANGEL • To redisplay phrase , press TITLE in Record / WAY TO GO Pause mode . t 33
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Viewfinder / LCD Monitor Indications Tape remaining and battery charge level Before you begin . . . can be displayed . * Connect Camcorder to power source . 2 2 . 1 Set POWER to CAMERA . Press DISPLAY ( Initial screen ) repeatedly to select the following displays . I _ L . I REC Secondpress _ , Battery Remaining : Tape Remaining : i , ( No tape ) FULL rJ & ' l _ FULL • Tape remaining indicator operates a few seconds after tape starts moving . EMPTY EMPTY II _ , [ : _ [ i ] IBII i [ B Ii ] I ' _ I } _ 1 ( : ] _ . 11 [ * IbIII I1 [ _ Do steps 1 and 2 above to select time / date , date only , or no display . Start a recording ( page 16 ) . • Only the Date and / or Time are recorded . No Indication , except Intelligent Titler ( pages 32 , 33 ) , will be displayed . Set POWER to CAMERA or VCR . _ _ , SELr _ ; OPT SECURr ] Y ; O _ r . . MENU VI _ EO EFFECTS ; B Press MENU for MENU mode . SFI : PUSH DISFt _ y _ EY Press UP • or DOWN • to selectr _ t _ J _ . . D _ _ K _ MODE [ CAMERA [ VCR MODE ] C Press DISPLAY to select OFF . ( Press M _ to exit . / O Press DISPLAY repeatedly to remove time / date . Indications are restored the next time Camcorder is / , z , _ , u turned on . . _ , , 2 ® _ 34
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Viewfinder / LCD Monitor Indications 1 2 3 4 5 6 - - 12 7 - - - - 13 - - 14 15 8,9,10 - - - - - - 16 - - 17 j1 2 : 00 : 00AM L , ID _ _ _ , SH _ _ - - 18 11 m AN 1 2001J ' . . J Zoom Magnification level ( pages 23 , 29 ) . 6 Digital E . I . S . ( page 30 ) . Battery Remaining " _ ( page 34 ) . 7 Digital Zoom ( page 29 ) . " WARNING LOW BATTERY " appears 8 VCR - MODE and Power Lamp starts flashing 15 " VCR - MODE " appears 1 minute when seconds before Camcorder shuts off . POWER is set to VCR or if RECORD / PAUSE is pressed in VCR mode . Tape Remaining ( page 34 ) . 9 DEW , _ ' r ; ' ; ' l , f , lashes and " TAPE END " anoears for 5 seconds when : If moisture condensation occurs in unit , " WARNING DEW DETECTED " • End of tape is reached . appears , Power Lamp flashes , and " l ' ; - a , , flashes 1 minute and " CHECK Camcorder will shut off in 15 seconds . TAPE " aooears for 5 seconds when : Wait until lamp no longer flashes when • RECORD / PAUSE is pressed with no Camcorder is turned on to use . cassette , or cassette has no record tab in Camera ( RECORD ) mode . 10 Security Mode ( page 31 ) . • PLAY , FF or REW is pressed with no 11 Date andTime ( pages 13 , 14 ) . cassette inserted in VCR mode . 12 Operating Mode 4 10 - Second Reminder • REC ( record ) • PAUSE Each time a recording is started , a 10 • FF ( fast forward ) • PLAY second incremental display ( up to 59 : 50 ) • REW ( rewind ) lets you monitor how long one scene is 13 Backlight ( page 24 ) , recorded . 14 Manual Focus ( page 25 ) . 0 : 00 0 : 10 0 : 20 . . . . . 59 : 50 15 Light ON / OFF ( page 15 ) , + I 16 High Speed Shutter ( page 26 ) . ( return to 0 : 00 and continue ) 17 Fade ( page 27 ) . 5 TAPE SPEED ( pages 11 , 16 ) . ( SP = standard play , 18 Color Digital Fade ( page 28 ) . SLP = super long play ) . 35
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Operation Notes Remove Battery Pack before doing steps . Undo strap ends from buckles . Thread strap ends through Strap Pull a loop of strap from buckle , then pull Rings on Camcorder . strap tight to shorten or lengthen . • Re - insert the strap ends into buckles . Adjust Hand Strap length to fit your hand as shown . rain . 25.4 mm ( 1 inch ) IIIIIJillllllUillin | lllllllil | lillilillillilll I [ _ [ _ . 1111l - _ ' l _ rJ ; ill | : 1 _ | l . ] , I [ - - . . ] L [ v _ JTj _ [ _ - dII To Remove 1 O Remove the screw with a Phillips screwdriver . Turn counterclockwise . , Turn the EVF Eyepiece . ' Pull the EVF Eyepiece . Remove any lint or dust padicles with a soft clean cloth being careful not to scratch the glass surfaces . 3 Replace the EVF Eyepiece and the screw . 36
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Replacing Clock Battery The clock battery is pre - installed . Follow the steps below if replacement becomes necessary . eplace battery with Panasenic PANT NO . VSBW0004 { CR2025 ) only . Use of another atter - / may present a risk of fire or explosion . aution : Battery may explode if mistreated . Dispose of used battery promptly . Keep way from children . Do net recharge , disassemble or dispose of in fire . Tripod Mounting Hole 1 I While pinching 2 tabs , pull Battery _ _ _ . _ _ _ Tray out . _ Bend middle tab out and remove _ : _ _ Battery . Underside View 3 Snap new Battery ( _ mark down ) into • Do not reverse the polarity . Battery Tray . Insert Battery Tray so the triangle marks meet . Note : • Keep Battery out of children's reach . Swallowing it may be harmful . • Improperly installed , discharged , or missing battery causes " CLOCK BATFERY " to appear when DISPLAY is pressed . • Battery life is approximately 5 years . 37
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Palmcorder Accessory System For ordering instructions , see the Accessory Order Form page . • The listed standard battery use times are based on continuous recording using this Palmcorder . Description ; Price Accessory # Figure DC Power Cable PV - A17 ( Charging of the Nickel _ _ AC Adaptor with I $ 139.95 Cadmium Battery ) PV - A19 DC Power Cable Pricing ( Charging of the Nickelickel _ _ i ACCadAmdiuamptoBrattweirtyhor N : Call For Metal Hydride Battery ) • _ L - - $ 119.95 Up to 6 hr Battery Pack ( Rechargeable Nickel HHR - V60A / 1B I Metal Hydride Battery ) Up to 4 hr Battery Pack $ 69.95 H H R - V40A / 1 B ( Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride Battery ) $ 59.95 Up to 2 hr Battery Pack ( Rechargeable Nickel HHR - V20A ] I B Metal Hydride Battery ) I II PV * AA6 _ " AA " Battery Case $ 20.00 PV - C16 _ i Car Battery Cord $ 70.00 i ! i I PV - P1 I VHS PlayPak , $ 39.95 , Soft Sided $ 49.95 ! Carrying Case Note : • Prices subject to change without notice • 38
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Palmcorder Accessory Order Form I IIIII Please photocopy this form when placing an order . 1 . Palmcorder Model # 2 . Items Ordered Accesso _ # | Description Price Each Quantity Total Price + - - . _ - - . _ ! T - - I i Subtotal Your State & Local Sales Tax i Shipping & Handling 6.95 Total Enclosed 3 . Method of payment ( check one ) Check or Money Order enclosed ( NO C . O , D . SHIPMENTS ) D VISA Credit Card # _ i ] MasterCard Expiration Date _ Discover Customer Signature . . . . Make Check or Money Order to : MATSUSHITA ACCESSORIES ( Please de not send cash ) 4 . Shipping information ( UPS delivery requires complete street address ) Ship To : Mr . Mrs . MS . _ _ _ First Last Phone # : Day ( ) Street Address Night ( City State Zip TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR OMNIMOVIE / 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 39
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Specifications 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 ) & C Adaptor : 19 W 1.2 W ( when not in use . ) Video Signal : EIA Standard ( 525 lines , 60 fields ) NTSC color signal Video Recording System : 4 rotary heads plus flying erase head . Helical scanning system Audio : 1 track Pick - Up System : Sequential color difference field reverse system Pick - Up Device : One integral color filter Charge Coupled Device ( CCD ) Lens : 20 : 1 zoom lens , F1 : 1.6 with auto iris control Focal length : 3.6 mm * 72 mm 4 speed power zoom function Viewfinder : 11 mm ( 0.45 inch ) / 14 mm ( 0.55 inch ) Liquid Crystal Color Electronic Viewfinder LCD Monitor : 63.5 mm ( 2.5 inch ) Liquid Crystal Display ( PV - L581 ) 101.6 mm ( 4.0 inch ) Liquid Crystal Display ( PV - L681 ) Minimum Illumination 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 : 0.98 kg 2.16 Ibs . AC Adaptor : 0.3 kg 0.66 Ibs . Dimensions : Compact VHS Camcorder : 120 ( W ) x 122 ( H ) x 166.5 ( D ) mm 4 - 3 / 4 ( W ) x 4 - 3 / 4 ( H ) x 7 - 3 / 8 ( D ) inch ACAdaptor : 68 ( W ) x 41 ( H ) x 140 ( D ) mm 2 - 11 / 16 ( W ) xl - 5 / 8 ( H ) x 5 - 1 / 2 ( D ) inch Weight and dimensions shown are approximate . Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice . 40
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Before Requesting Service If a prob ] em arises , you may be able to correct _ tyourself See Symptom and Correction hst below Correction Symptom NO picture in EVE or LCD monitor • Connect Power Source ( pp 9 , 10 ) • SetPOWERtoVCRorCAMERA ( pp 16 19 } • Check for Dew Indication ( p 35 ) • Use fully charged Battery ( p 9 ) • F + mty connect all needed cables ( p 10 ) V _ aeo cassette cannot be inserted • Connect Power Source ( pp 9 10 ) • Insert cassette window stde facing out ( p 11 ) Video cassette cannot be removed • Connect Power Source { pp 9 , t01 Operation buttons do not work • Check for Dew indication ( p 351 Record , ng cannot be done Make sure record tab _ sintact ( p 11 i Check Battery Indicator ( p 34 ) Check for Dew Indication ( p 35 ) Auto Focus does not operate Set FOCUS to AUTO ( p 251 Set POWER to CAMERA ( p 161 Set umt to REC or Record'Pause mode Sound from microphone can t be monitored Camera picture is too dark Set HIGH SPEED SHUTTER to AUTO ( p 26 ) Press UP A / DOWN • button during playback No playback p , cture or the playback ( Tracking Control ) ( p 20 ) 9lcture is noisy or contains streaks Panason _ c ITS TAPES PLAY IN YOUR VCR • Set POWER to CAMERA , then set SELF DEMO appears in EVF or LCD Monitor OFF , n MENU screen to cancel Demo mode ( p 7 ) Top of playback picture waves back and • A playback signal _ snot as stable as an off the air TV s _ gnal , so the top of your TV screen may forth excessively appear bent or unstable during playback This is called , ' Horizontal Arc time constant change " TO correct , slowly turn the TV horizontal hold control If your TV does not have th _ s control , or adlustmg _ t does not help , contact your TV service center ( Some nominal service charges may be required ) IVtG M ' ? I - " r ' _ + " lG _ [ . _ ; llm [ , ii Whtle head cleaning is normally not needed , playing old or damaged tapes may clog the heads When playback p = cture resembles example at the left , head cleaning is required Ideally , head cleamng should be performed by a quahfted service techn = clan When this is not possible , purchase a head cleaning cassette Be sure to follow cleaning cassette Clogged Video Head instructions exactly and only use when symptoms occur 41
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Limited Warranty Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company , Panasonic Sales Company , Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico , Inc . America , One Panasonic Way Secaucus , AVE , 65 de Infanteria , Kin , 9.5 San Gabriel New Jersey 07094 Industrial Park Carolina , Puerto Rico 00985 PANASONIC Video Products Limited Warranty Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Sales Company collectively referred to as " the Warrantor " will repair this product with new or refurbished parts , free of charge , in the USA or Puerto Rico , in the event o a de ect in materials or workmanship as ollows all time periods commence from the date of the original purchase ) : PRODUCT PARTS LABOR SERVICE CONTACT NUMBER CAMCORDER ONE ( 1 ) YEAR , EXCEPT NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS Carry - In or Mail In 1 - 800 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) CCDIMAGESENSOR CCDIMAGESENSOR NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS - SIX ( 6 ) MONTRS VCR NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS ONE ( 1 } YEAR Carryqn or Mail In 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) _ , / V MIXER NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS ONE ( 1 ) YEAR Carry - in or Mail _ n 1 - 800 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) MONITOR - ONE ( 1 ) YEAR , EXCEPTCRT NINETY ( 90 ) DAYS Carry - In 21 " CRT 1 - 800 2 ! 1 - PANA ( 7262 ) VCR and Smaller CRT TWO ( 2 ) YEARS CRT - NINETY ( 90 ) Combination DAYS In - home or carry m : 22 " CRT and Larger _ if included - New rechargeable batteries in exchange for defective rechargeable batteries for ten 10 days . Non - rechargeable batteries are not warranted . T _ ( if included ) - New video cassette tape in exchange for a defective video cassette tape for five ( 5 ) days . In - home , carry - in or mail - in service , as applicable , in the USA can be obtained during the warranty period by contacting e Panasonic Services Company { PASC ) Factory Servicenter listed in the Service Directory . Or call toll free contact number listed above , to / ocate an authorized PASC Servicenter . Carry - in or mail - in service in Puerto Rico can be obtained during the warranty period by calling the Panasonic Sales Company telephone number listed in the Servicenter Directory . This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser . A purchase receipt or other proof of the date of the original purchase is requires before warranty service is rendered , This warranty only covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship which occur duringo normal use and does not cover normal maintenance , including , but not limited to , video and audi headd cleaning . The warranty does not cover damage which occurs I'nshipment , or failures which are cause by products not supph'ed by the warrantor , orfailures which result from accident , misuse abuse , neglect , mishandling , misapplication , alteration , modification , faulty installation , set - up ad ustments improperr antenna , inadequate signal pickup , malad ustment of consumer controls , improper operation , powe line surge , improper voltage supply , lightning damage , commercial use such as hotel , office , restaurant , orter other business or rental use of the product , or service by anyone other than a PASC Factory Servicen or a PASC authorized Servicenter , or damage that is attributable to acts of God . LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONt _ There are no express warranties except 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 TH S PRODUCTS , OR AR S NG OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTY . ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF YMERCHANTABILITYor AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE , ARE LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANT PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE . Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental consequential damages , or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you . This warranty gives you specific legal dghts and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period , you may contact your dealer or Servicenter , If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction , then write to the Consumer Affairs Department at the Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company address above . SERVICE CALLS WHICH DO NOT INVOLVE DEFECTIVE MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP AS DETERMINED BY THE WARRANTOR , IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION , ARE NOT COVERED . COSTS OF SUCH SERVICE CALLS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER . warvid 8 / 8 / 2000 Thank you for your purchase . For service of this Panasonic product , please contact your local Sears Service Center . To locate the closest Sears Service Center , call 1 - 800 - 488 - 1222 . 42
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SpanishQuickUseGuide / Gu ( PaaraUseR pido Antes de comenzar . , . • Inserte un casete con lengi . ieta para prevencibn del grabado . [ li'P . ] . I [ ! L ! [ ; - ] 1 _ ii i _ ] 4 , | ( _ II f _ Cargue completamente la bateria antes de usarla . Coloquel _ cargada . F _ - - _ I Enchufeel _ tador de CA . Deslice T _ para abrir la compuerta . Inserte aeI _ , Instale _ . El indicador de ( PV - L681 Preslone aqu | para carga ( CHARGE ) parpadea , iuego queda encendido si ha terminado cerrar la compuerta . la carga . Desmonte la bateria . [ L " ] It _ . , _ [ , , . . [ , ] = F1I1L ' _ F _ . TPJ . Cuando el monitor LCD est _ completamente abierto , el visor se desconecta automdticamente . Presione _ para abdr el monitor LCD , Abralo completamente y aJuste el _ egulo . Ajuste POWER a CAMERA . Presione RECORD / PAUSE r co nz r ] a grabaci6n . Preslone RECORD / PAUSEeausa otra vez Dara hacer una ( PV - L681 ) en la grabaci6n . Cuando el monitor LCD est & completamente abierto , el visor se desconecta automdticamente . Presione D - _ ' t _ P _ E _ _ ! para abrir el monitor LC D , Ajuste POWER a VCR . - - _ O _ v _ 2 Abraloeompletamente y ajuste el dngulo ( vePare ; strldobnae ) . REWJB _ EAS _ AB _ aBra p I . P _ rebobinar la einta . Ew , . reproducci6n . I 4 Preslone PLAY para comenzar la _ _ 5 Prerpersoi ° dnuecci6Tn _ . P para finalizar la • ; ( = 4 , ] _ , I0II ( , _ H [ ei ) | t ' _ l ] | | _ J _ ( I ] . " _ ; _ " ] _ T ' - L - _ T ' - T - 1 Para Iocalizar raplclamente una esceea especiflca • Oprimir el botbn de Iocalizacibn ( SEARCH ) . Para congelar una Imagen • Oprimir el botbn de pausa / imagen flja ( PAUSE / STILL ) . • Opdmir nuevamente el bot6n euando se desea continuar reproduciendo . 43
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Index A F S Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 , 28 AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Accessories ( Optional ) . . . 38 FADE Button . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 , 28 Security Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 FAST FORWARD / Self Demo Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Accessories ( Supplied ) . . . . 2 SEARCH Button . . . . . . . . . 20 Audio / Video Cable . . . 21,22 Shoulder Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Audio / Video Out . . . . . . . 21,22 Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Slow Play ( 1 / 2 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Auto Daylight Saving H Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Hand Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 STILL Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 B High Speed Shutter . . . . . . . . 26 Still Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 STOP Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 L BACKLIGHT Button . . . . . . . 24 T LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 , 19 Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 , 10 LCD - OPEN Button . . . 16 , 19 Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 BATTERY RELEASE Lens Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 TAPE EJECT Switch . 11,16 Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 BRIGHT Control . . . . . . . 16 , 19 TAPE SPEED Button . . . . . 16 LIGHT Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Built - in Twin Capsule 2 - Way TITLE Button . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 , 33 Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Titler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 , 33 Microphone System . . . . 16 Tracking Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 M C Tripod Mounting Hole . . . . . 37 MANUAL FOCUS Button 25 Camera Recording . , . 16 - 18 MENU Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 U Car Battery Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MENU Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Charging Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 UP • ( FAR ) / DOWN • ( NEAR ) Button 12 , 20 , 25 Cleaning EVF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 P Clock Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 V PLAY Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 , 20 Clock Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 , 14 Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 21 VHF Connecting Cable . . 22 Copying your Tapes . . . . . . . 22 PlayPak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Video Cassettes ( tapes ) . . 11 D Power Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 , 19 Video Head Cleaning . . . . . 41 Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 , 10 Viewfinder / LCD Monitor DC IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 POWER Switch . . . . 7 , 16 , 19 DC Power Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 , 35 POWER ZOOM Button Digital E . I . S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Viewing ( TV / VCR ) . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 , 25 , 29 VISION ADJUSTMENT . . 16 Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Programmed Recording . 18 D . ZOOM Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 VOLUME Control . . . . . . . . . . . 19 DISPLAY Button . 12 , 20 , 34 Z Display - off Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 RECORD / PAUSE Button 16 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 , 29 Replacing Clock Battery . 37 REWIND / SEARCH Button . EIS Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,20 Panasonic Consumer Electronics Panasonic Sales Company ( " PSC " ) , Division of Matsushita Electricof Company , Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America Puerto Rico , Inc . One Panasonic Way Secaucus , Ave . 65 de Infanteria , Km . 9.5 New Jersey 07094 San Gabriel industrial 9Park85 Carolina , Puerto Rico 00 Printed in Indonesia LSQT0377A $ 1200 - 0
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