Basic Recording

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VIDEO RECORDING & PLA
YBACK
VIDEO RECORDING
NOTE:
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed 
below:
● Power (੬ pg. 13)
● Loading A Cassette (੬ pg. 18)
1
Remove the lens cap. (
੬ pg. 12)
2
Open the LCD monitor fully.
3
Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
4
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.
5
To start recording, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button. “
REC” appears on the display 
while recording is in progress.
6
To stop recording, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button again. The camcorder re-enters the 
Record-Standby mode.
Approximate recording time
NOTES:
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for 
5 minutes and no operation is performed 
(
 PAUSE
” 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 
monitor.
● 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 
starts blinking.
● 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 
used.
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.
NOTES:
● 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 
Menu. (
੬ pg. 33)
● Colored bright spots may appear all over the LCD 
monitor or the viewfinder. However, this is not a 
malfunction. (
੬ pg. 47)
Basic Recording
Tape
Recording mode
SP
LP
30 min.
30 min.
45 min.
60 min.
60 min.
90 min.
80 min.
80 min.
120 min.
POWER/CHARGE Lamp
Recording Start/Stop Button
Lock Button
Zoom Lever
VIDEO/MEMORY
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
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