IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS
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When the tape counter is displayed in the viewfinder, pressing this button resets the counter to "0000".
If this button is pressed, the tape counter, remaining battery power level, etc. appear in the viewfinder and the
tape's 0000M position is stored in memory. If the camcorder is connected to a TV/monitor receiver, the same
display as that in the viewfinder appears on the screen.
(See "DISPLAY BUTTON" and "MEMORY" on page 27.)
Camera Light (only for VM-7400A)
When the "CAM/OFF/VIDEO" switch is in the "CAM" position, the camera light is turned on and off
automatically or manually in the record and record pause modes depending on the position of "LIGHT" switch.
Turn the camera light off after use.
Sensitive to sounds coming from the direction in which the camera is pointed.
Lens (with Lens Cap)
F1.4 (4 ~ 64 mm) 16:1 power zoom lens features auto focus and auto iris functions.
This switch turns the camcorder on and off. Set the switch to "CAM" for camera recording, and to "VIDEO" for
Press and hold the small button on this switch, and then slide it to "CAM" or "VIDEO".
"DUBBING AUDIO/VIDEO" Button (only for VM-8500LA)
• This button is used to record new audio in place of existing audio without erasing the video. See page 37.
• This button is used to record new video in place of existing video and audio. See page 38.
• These buttons are used for title making buttons when "TITLE" is pressed. (See "TITLE RECORDING" on
• These buttons may be also used to set the date and time during pause (stand-by) mode. (See "DATE/TIME
SETTING" on page 24.)
Press this button during stop or fast forward mode, and fast-rewinding starts. "
" appears in the viewfinder
or on the LCD monitor. Press the button during playback of tape, and the tape is played back in the rewind
direction approximately 3 times faster than the normal speed to confirm the recorded contents.
Press "PLAY" to return to normal playback mode or press "STOP/EJECT" to stop tape movement.
NOTE: You can also visually scan backward when the camcorder is in record/pause (stand-by) mode by
pressing and holding this button.
Furthermore, use this button to review the last few seconds of the tape you are recording. Seepage 19.
• "STOP/EJECT" is used to stop playback, rewind, and fast forward operations. "STOP/EJECT" has no effect
during record operation.
• This button is used in the stop mode to open the cassette holder.
Press this button during stop or rewind mode, and fast-forwarding starts. "
"appears in the viewfinder or on
the LCD monitor.
Press the button during playback of tape, and the tape is played back in the forward direction approximately 3
times faster than the normal speed to confirm the recorded content.
Press "PLAY" to return to normal playback mode or press "STOP/EJECT" to stop tape movement
NOTE: You can also visually scan forward when the camcorder is in record/pause (stand-by) mode by pressing
and holding this button.
Used for playback of tape recorded in the SP mode.