Before Using This Camcorder

 
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Before Using This Camcorder
 
Make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini 
DV mark 
.
Make sure you only use memory cards with the 
mark  
or 
.
 
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the 
digital video cassette, SD Memory Card and 
MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked “
” 
and memory cards marked “
” or 
” can be used with this unit.
 
Remember that this camcorder is not 
compatible with other digital video formats.
Remember that this camcorder is intended for 
private consumer use only.
 
Any commercial use without proper permission is 
prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a 
show, performance or exhibition for personal 
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you 
obtain permission beforehand.)
 
Before recording important video, be sure to 
make a trial recording. 
 
Play back your trial recording to make sure the 
video and audio have been recorded properly.
 
We recommend cleaning your video heads 
before use.
 
If you haven’t used your camcorder for a while, the 
heads may be dirty. We recommend periodically 
cleaning the video heads with a cleaning cassette 
(optional).
 
Be sure to store your cassette tapes and 
camcorder in the proper environment.
 
Video heads can become dirty more easily if your 
cassette tapes and camcorder are stored in a dusty 
area. Cassette tapes should be removed from the 
camcorder and stored in cassette cases. Store the 
camcorder in a bag or other container.
 
Use SP (Standard) mode for important video 
recordings.
 
LP (Long Play) mode lets you record 50% more 
video than SP (Standard) mode, but you may 
experience mosaic-like noise during playback 
depending on the tape characteristics and the 
usage environment. 
So, for important recordings, we recommend using 
SP mode.
 
It is recommended that you use JVC brand 
cassette tapes.
 
Your camcorder is compatible with all brands of 
commercially available cassette tapes complying 
with the MiniDV standard, but JVC brand cassette 
tapes are designed and optimized to maximize the 
performance of your camcorder.
Also read “CAUTIONS” on pages 51 – 53.
 
 
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