Sharp VL Z 1 H manual

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    VL-Z1H/hyou; 03/03/28/18:00 SHARP CORPORATION SHARP ELECTRONICS (U.K.) LTD. Sharp House, Thorp Road,[...]

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    VL-Z1H/hyou2/3; 03/3/31/18:00 This equipment complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/EEC[...]

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    iii WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing. [...]

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    iv SPECIAL NOTE FOR USERS IN THE U.K. The mains lead of this product is fitted with a non-rewireable[...]

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    v NOTE: The LCD panel of this camcorder is a very high technology product with mor e than 215,000 th[...]

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    vi Part Names ............................................................. 1 W arning Indicators[...]

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    vii Useful Features Control Buttons ..................................................... 27 Usi[...]

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    viii Adv anced Features Playbac k Using the Time Code ............................................[...]

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    ix Supplied Accessories Battery pack BT -L226 Audio/video/S-video cable CR1216 type lithium battery[...]

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    x Precautions • Before recor ding an important scene, please perform the recor ding test, then p[...]

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    xi Dew Formation • What is “dew f ormation”? When cold water is poured into a glass, dew dro[...]

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    xii Dirty Video Heads When the video heads have become clogged with dirt (dust and tape coating part[...]

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    Operation References 1 Operation References Part Names For details on the use of each part, refer to[...]

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    Operation References Operation References 2 Lithium battery cover ( p. 10 ) T ripod socket* Left vie[...]

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    Operation References 3 Viewfinder ( pp. 15, 16 ) Power Zoom Wide angle/ T elephoto control ( p. [...]

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    Operation References Operation References 4 W ar ning Indicators If a warning indicator appears on t[...]

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    Preparation 5 Preparation Attaching and Removing the Battery Pack Attaching 1 Make sure that the P o[...]

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    Preparation Preparation 6 Removing 1 Make sure that the P ower s witch is set to OFF , then open th[...]

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    Preparation 7 Charging the Batter y Pack 1 Attach the batter y pac k on the camcorder , and make su[...]

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    Preparation Preparation 8 Powering the Camcorder fr om an AC Outlet Y ou can also power the camcorde[...]

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    Preparation 9 Inserting and Removing a Cassette Inserting 1 Attach the power source to the camcorde[...]

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    Preparation Preparation 10 Installing the Lithium Batteries Installing the Memor y Battery The suppl[...]

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    Preparation 11 Installing the Battery to Remote Control (Not Sup- plied) The remote contr ol (RRMCGA[...]

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    Preparation Preparation 12 4 Press m or l to select “ EXECUTE ” , then press the centre of[...]

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    Preparation 13 Changing to the 12-hour Time Mode 1 After perf orming step 10 above, press l or m to[...]

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    Preparation Preparation 14 Adjusting the Hand Strap 1 Open the hand strap flap ( 1 ) and grip strap[...]

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    Preparation 15 Using the Viewfinder Y ou can record the subject using the electronic viewfinder . Y [...]

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    Preparation Preparation 16 Closing the viewfinder Push in the viewfinder completely . Notes: • Do [...]

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    Preparation 17 Using the LCD Monitor Y ou can use the LCD monitor to play back recordings that you h[...]

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    Preparation Preparation 18 Tips on Recording Positions T urn the LCD monitor so that the screen face[...]

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    Basic Operations 19 Easy Camera Recording in Full Auto Mode • Befor e you start recording, perform[...]

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    Basic Operations 20 Basic Operations Camera Recording PAUSE T o pause recording Press the Start/Stop[...]

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    Basic Operations 21 Power Standby Mode Power Standby mode allows you to prevent accidental recor din[...]

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    Basic Operations 22 Basic Operations Camera Recording Auto Focus The camcorder is pr eset to Auto Fo[...]

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    Basic Operations 23 30 min Remaining Recor ding Time Display When the camcorder is r ecording, an on[...]

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    Basic Operations 24 Basic Operations Camera Recording T o stop playback Press l . T o tur n the powe[...]

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    Basic Operations 25 VOL U M E Video Sear ch The video search function makes it easy to search for a [...]

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    Basic Operations Playbac k Basic Operations 26 W atching Playback on a TV Y ou can connect the camco[...]

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    Useful Features 27 Operation button DISPLA Y button Power switch Information display on Mode screen [...]

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    Useful Features Useful Features 28 DISPLA Y button Operation button Power switch Example Example Exa[...]

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    Useful Features 29 Power Zoom control Digital zoom indicator Useful Features Camera Recording 5 Pres[...]

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    Useful Features Camera Recording Useful Features 30 Backlight Compensation (BLC) When the subject is[...]

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    Useful Features 31 Gain-up When you are r ecording in a dark or poorly illuminated location, “LIGH[...]

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    Useful Features Camera Recording Useful Features 32 Fade In and Fade Out The fade function allows yo[...]

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    Useful Features 33 Quick Return If while playing back your tape you want to quickly return to the la[...]

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    Useful Features Camera Recording Useful Features 34 Still Recor ding Y ou can recor d continuous sti[...]

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    Useful Features 35 Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) The digital image stabilization (DIS) function [...]

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    Useful Features Camera Recording Useful Features 36 Self Recor ding Normal self recording Open the L[...]

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    Useful Features 37 Self recor ding with reversed grip Rotate the grip 90 ° and the LCD monitor 180 [...]

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    Useful Features Camera Recording Useful Features 38 Wide Screen (16:9) The wide screen function lets[...]

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    Useful Features 39 Recor ding in LP (Long Play Recor ding) Mode This camcorder allows you to r ecord[...]

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    Useful Features Camera Recording Useful Features 40 Windbreak The windbreak function allows you to r[...]

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    Useful Features 41 Selecting the 16-bit Audio Recording Mode The camcorder normally recor ds audio i[...]

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    Useful Features Playbac k Useful Features 42 Using the Remote Control (Not supplied) The remote cont[...]

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    Useful Features 43 Playback Functions with the Remote Control (Not supplied) Y ou can use the follow[...]

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    Useful Features Playbac k Useful Features 44 Selecting the Date and Time of Recording Display Follow[...]

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    Useful Features 45 Picture Ef fect Playback These picture ef fects let you play back images with a m[...]

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    Useful Features Playbac k Useful Features 46 Rotate Playback This function allows you to play back i[...]

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    Advanced Features 47 Power Zoom control Operation button DISPLA Y button Manual focus indicator Manu[...]

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    Adv anced Features Camera Recording Advanced Features 48 Displaying the Manual Setting Scr een Y ou [...]

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    Advanced Features 49 White paper or white cloth White Balance Lock The colour of the subject on the [...]

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    Adv anced Features Camera Recording Advanced Features 50 Manual Iris The camcorder is pr eset to Aut[...]

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    Advanced Features 51 Manual Gain When recording in a dark or poorly illuminated location with Auto G[...]

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    Adv anced Features Camera Recording Advanced Features 52 Setting the Camcorder to Full Auto Mode Y o[...]

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    Advanced Features 53 Scene setting indicator Scene Menu (Program AE) Y ou can set the camcorder to a[...]

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    Adv anced Features Playbac k Advanced Features 54 Using the Time Code The time code shows the hour ,[...]

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    Advanced Features 55 Editing Video editing lets you r efine your videos by removing unwanted sequenc[...]

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    Adv anced Features Playbac k Advanced Features 56 Editing with the DV T er minal (IEEE1394) This cam[...]

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    Advanced Features 57 Audio Dubbing Feature Y ou can add narration to recordings made with this camco[...]

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    Adv anced Features Playbac k Advanced Features 58 Audio Dubbing 1 Pla y back the Mini D V cassette [...]

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    Advanced Features 59 Selecting the Audio Playback Mode Y ou can select any of the following audio pl[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 60 Darker Brighter Decrease Darker Increase Brighter – + – + – + LCD BR[...]

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    Appendix 61 Adjusting the Backlight 1 Press the DISPLA Y button until the mode screen appears. 2 Pr[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 62 T ur ning of f the Confirmation Sound A confirmation sound is made when you tur[...]

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    Appendix 63 Setting the Camcorder to Factory Presettings Y ou can set the camcorder to the factory p[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 64 Demonstration Mode Y ou can watch a brief demonstration of the special camcorde[...]

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    Appendix 65 Position the subject in the centre. Focus manually when you need to position the subject[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 66 Mini DV Cassette Precautions when using a Mini D V cassette • Be sur e to use[...]

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    Appendix 67 Battery Pack This camcorder uses a lithium-ion type battery pack. Charging • Charge th[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 68 Window cleaning cover AC Adapter • The AC adapter may interfere with receptio[...]

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    Appendix 69 Using Y our Camcorder Abroad T elevision signal standards and electrical voltages and fr[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 70 T roubleshooting The following conditions do not always denote trouble. Ther ef[...]

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    Appendix 71 Symptom No image appears on connected TV screen. Cannot rewind or fast forward tape. Vid[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 72 Symptom Viewfinder picture is hard to see. Monitor picture is hard to see. POWE[...]

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    Appendix 73 Specifications Camcorder Signal System: P AL standard Recording System: 2 rotary heads[...]

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    Appendix Appendix 74 On-screen Display Index A U T O AUT O 3 0 min AUT O A U T O AUT O 3 0 min[...]

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    VL-Z1H/hyou2/3; 03/3/31/18:00 This equipment complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/EEC[...]

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    VL-Z1H/hyou; 03/03/28/18:00 SHARP CORPORATION SHARP ELECTRONICS (U.K.) LTD. Sharp House, Thorp Road,[...]