VIDEO RECORDING & PLA
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed
● Power (੬ pg. 13)
● Loading A Cassette (੬ pg. 18)
Remove the lens cap. (
੬ pg. 12)
Open the LCD monitor fully.
Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
● The POWER/CHARGE lamp lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode.
PAUSE” is displayed.
● To record in LP (Long Play) mode, ੬ pg. 32.
To start recording, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button. “
REC” appears on the display
while recording is in progress.
To stop recording, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button again. The camcorder re-enters the
Approximate recording time
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for
5 minutes and no operation is performed
” indicator may not appear), the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To turn
the camcorder on again, push back and pull out
the viewﬁnder again or close and re-open the LCD
● When a blank portion is left between recorded
scenes on the tape, the time code is interrupted
and errors may occur when editing the tape. To
avoid this, refer to “Recording From The Middle Of
A Tape” (
੬ pg. 21).
● To turn the melody sounds off, ੬ pg. 33.
Tape Remaining Time
Approximate tape remaining
time appears on the display.
“– – – min” means the
camcorder is calculating the
remaining time. When the
remaining time reaches 2 minutes, the indication
● The time required to calculate and display the
remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the
calculation, may vary according to the type of tape
LCD Monitor And Viewﬁnder
While using the LCD monitor:
Make sure the viewﬁnder is pushed back in. Pull
on the end
of the LCD monitor and open the
LCD monitor fully. It can rotate 270° (90°
downward, 180° upward).
While using the viewﬁnder:
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and
locked. Pull out the viewﬁnder fully.
● The image will not appear simultaneously on the
LCD monitor and the viewﬁnder. When the
viewﬁnder is pulled out while the LCD monitor is
opened, you can select which one to use. Set
“PRIORITY” to the desired mode in SYSTEM
੬ pg. 33)
● Colored bright spots may appear all over the LCD
monitor or the viewﬁnder. However, this is not a
੬ pg. 47)
Recording Start/Stop Button
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
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