IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS

IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF CONTROLS 
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NOTE: When the camcorder is in record/ pause (stand-by) mode, pressing and holding this button will play the 
tape at normal speed. 
Click here for diagram. 
"BATTERY EJECT" Lever 
Releases the battery attached to the video camcorder. 
Cassette Holder 
Press "STOP/EJECT" in the stop mode to open the cassette holder. Be aware of the cassette direction when 
inserting. 
NOTE: Power source must be connected to open the cassette holder. 
"DC IN 9.6V" Jack 
When using the AC adaptor/charger (provided) or the car battery cord (optional), connect this jack and the "DC 
OUTPUT" of the AC adaptor/charger or the car battery cord. 
Graphics in the electronic viewfinder 
 
 
 
1Displays the shutter speed according to the lightning condition. 
2Appears when "STABLE PIX" is pressed.  (only for VM-8500LA) 
3Displays the selected fade mode when fading in and out. 
4    Appears when "DIGITAL EFFECT" is pressed. 
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"16X9" appears when the 16x9 mode is engaged. 
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NEROS appears when the negative/positive recording mode is selected. 
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"ZM:2" appears when the x240 digital zoom mode is selected. 
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"MIRROR" appears when the half-mirror recording mode is selected. 
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"MOSAIC" appears when the mosaic recording mode is selected. 
5"ZOOM" appears when the digital zoom is engaged. 
• "I.ZOOM" appears in the instant zoom mode. 
6Displays the zoom position for several seconds when the power zoom switch is operated. 
7 Indicates the operating modes;  
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"REC" appears during the record mode.  
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" " appears during the rewind mode. 
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"
" appears during the fast forward mode.  
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"
" appears during the record/pause (stand-by) mode. 
8Shows  tape counter. 
9Displays the remaining tape in seven steps. 
10Indicates the battery condition; 
 
• When the battery is fully charged, "
" is displayed.  When the battery is  
 
   very near empty, "
" starts blinking.  You should find an alternative power  
 
   source or recharge the battery. 
11Appears when the index signal is recorded automatically. 
12    When "REC/PAUSE" is pressed, if a cassette without its safety tab is inserted,  
        "TAPE" blinks for several seconds. When "REC/PAUSE" is pressed, if no cassette is inserted,  
        "NO TAPE" blinks for several seconds. 
13    Indicates the date/time during the record or record/pause (stand-by) mode. You can record the  
        time and/or date with object when recording.