SAFTEY PRECAUTIONS, TABLE OF CONTENTS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
SAFTEY PRECAUTIONS .....................................................................................................................................................3
 
PRECAUTIONS......................................................................................................................................................................4
 
FEATURES .........................................................................................................................................................................4
 
ACCESSORIES..................................................................................................................................................................5
 
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS...............................................................................................................................................5
 
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AC ADAPTOR/CHARGER ..................................................................8
 
ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER (EVF) ...................................................................................................................................9
 
EYEPIECE ADJUSTMENT.............................................................................................................................................10
 
LCD MONITOR.....................................................................................................................................................................10
 
ACTIVE SCREEN ................................................................................................................................................................12
 
POWER SOURCES.........................................................................................................................................................12
 
CHECKING THE BATTERY ...........................................................................................................................................14
 
CHARGING THE BATTERY ..............................................................................................................................................14
 
INSERTING AND REMOVING CASSETTES..................................................................................................................16
 
VIEWFINDER BRIGHT CONTROL (ONLY FOR VM-8500LA).................................................................................16
 
IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS .................................................................................................17
 
MAKING A SAMPLE CAMERA RECORDING ................................................................................................................22
 
INSTANT REVIEW...........................................................................................................................................................23
 
PLAYBACK ...........................................................................................................................................................................24
 
AUTOMATIC REWIND....................................................................................................................................................26
 
DATE/TIME SETTING.........................................................................................................................................................26
 
DATE RECORDING ............................................................................................................................................................28
 
AUTO FOCUS ......................................................................................................................................................................30
 
DISPLAY BUTTON ..............................................................................................................................................................32
 
TAPE COUNTER .............................................................................................................................................................32
 
MEMORY...........................................................................................................................................................................33
 
REMAINING TAPE ..............................................................................................................................................................33
 
PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure)....................................................................................................................................34
 
POWER ZOOM ................................................................................................................................................................34
 
DIGITAL ZOOM....................................................................................................................................................................35
 
MACRO..............................................................................................................................................................................35
 
INSTANT ZOOM ..............................................................................................................................................................36
 
DIGITAL EFFECTS RECORDING ....................................................................................................................................36
 
FADE IN/FADE OUT............................................................................................................................................................39
 
"STABLE PIX" (Electronic Image Stabilizer) FUNCTION (Only for VIVI-8500LA) .................................................40
 
INDEX SIGNAL RECORDING ...........................................................................................................................................41
 
QUICK EDIT (Edit Search) .............................................................................................................................................42
 
TITLE RECORDING ............................................................................................................................................................42
 
AUDIO DUBBING (only for VM-8500LA)..........................................................................................................................45
 
AUDIO AND VIDEO DUBBING (only for VM-8500LA)...................................................................................................46
 
RECORDING TV PROGRAMS (only for VM-8500LA)...................................................................................................47
 
VIEWING THE PICTURE PLAYED BACK ON YOUR TV .............................................................................................48
 
CAMCORDER TO VCR DUBBING ...................................................................................................................................50
 
FLYING ERASE HEAD (only for VM-8500LA).............................................................................................................51
 
DEMONSTRATION MODE.............................................................................................................................................51
 
USING THE BUILT-IN CAMERA LIGHT (Only for VM-7400A).....................................................................................51
 
ATTACHING THE OPTIONAL TELE OR WIDE CONVERTER LENS ........................................................................53
 
HOW TO ATTACH THE SHOULDER STRAP.............................................................................................................54
 
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................................................................................54
 
CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER ................................................................................56
 
HEAD CLEANING ................................................................................................................................................................57
 
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE ...........................................................................................................................................57
 
SPECIFICATIONS ...........................................................................................................................................................57
 
For U.S.A. only .....................................................................................................................................................................58
 
ACCESSORIES ADD EXCITEMENT ...............................................................................................................................59