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.
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"BATTERY EJECT" Lever
Releases the battery attached to the video camcorder.
Press "STOP/EJECT" in the stop mode to open the cassette holder. Be aware of the cassette direction when
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
1Displays the shutter speed according to the lightning condition.
2Appears when "STABLE PIX" is pressed. (only for VM-8500LA)
3Displays the selected fade mode when fading in and out.
4 Appears when "DIGITAL EFFECT" is pressed.
"16X9" appears when the 16x9 mode is engaged.
NEROS appears when the negative/positive recording mode is selected.
"ZM:2" appears when the x240 digital zoom mode is selected.
"MIRROR" appears when the half-mirror recording mode is selected.
"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.
6Displays the zoom position for several seconds when the power zoom switch is operated.
7 Indicates the operating modes;
"REC" appears during the record mode.
" " appears during the rewind mode.
" appears during the fast forward mode.
" appears during the record/pause (stand-by) mode.
8Shows tape counter.
9Displays the remaining tape in seven steps.
10Indicates 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.
11Appears 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.