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INSTRUCTIONS

ENGLISH

LYT0861-001A

PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
• Battery Pack BN-V11U (GR-SXM48/FXM38/SX24/ FX14) BN-V20U (GR-SXM58)

PRECAUTIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer. BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover. If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply. If this product is not suppliedbelow:with a mains plug then follow the instructions given fitted DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal coded E or Green. The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue to N (Neutral) or Black Brown to L (Live) or Red

When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear). Do not block the ventilation holes. (If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.) No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus. When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water. Also do not place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit. (If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)

COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER

NOTES: • The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main unit. • The rating information and safety caution of the AC Adapter are on its bottom. CAUTIONS • This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor*/viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. • Use the JVC BN-V11U**/V12U/V20U/V400U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter. (An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
* Applicable models only. ** GR-SXM48/FXM38/SX24/FX14 only.

GR-SXM58 GR-SXM48 GR-FXM38 GR-SX24 GR-FX14
S-VHS is compatible with

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VHS PAL

• AC Adapter AP-V12EG, AP-V11EG or AP-V10EG

• Power Cord

• Shoulder Strap

• A/V (Audio/Video) Cable

SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment. DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections. DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment. DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment. DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer. DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages. DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and make sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm or handicapped people. DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving. DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing. DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment. DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions. DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture. ABOVE ALL — NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case — this could result in a fatal electrical shock; — NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than sorry!

GR-SXM58/SXM48/SX24 only
EK Printed in Japan 1001MKV UN VP

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• Lens Cap

• Cable Adapter

• S-Video Cable (GR-SXM58/SXM48/ SX24 only)

If these colours do not correspond with the terminal identifications of your plug, connect as follows: Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black. Brown wire toconsult a coded L (Live) or coloured Red. If in doubt — terminal competent electrician.

CAUTIONS To avoid electric shock or damage to the unit, first firmly insert the small end of the power cord into the AC Adapter until it is no longer wobbly, and then plug the larger end of the power cord into an AC outlet.

COPYRIGHT© 2001 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.

Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read “PRECAUTIONS” ( pg. 3, 4) to ensure safe use of this product. • CD-ROM (GR-SXM58 only) • PC Connection Cable (GR-SXM58 only)

WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS

AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” (factory-preset).
• Available when the Power Switch is set to “ ” or “ ”. • Performing any operation during the demonstration stops the demonstration temporarily. If no operation is performed for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume. • “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is turned off. • To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch to “ ” and press the MENU Wheel
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Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark
NOTE: In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder, provided cables may be equipped with one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter should be connected to the camcorder. • To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. • When you are not using the AC Adapter for a long period of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet. • The Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark on the battery pack indicates that the product complies with Directives 91/157/EEC and 93/86/EEC. • Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery pack must be recycled or disposed of properly.

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while the demo is in progress. This takes you directly to the demo mode’s Setting Menu (so you will not have to go through the main Menu Screen). Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “OFF” and press it. NOTES: • When a tape whose Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording is loaded in the camcorder, demonstration is not available. • If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot see the actual changes of the Automatic Demonstration activated on the LCD monitor* or viewfinder.
* Applicable models only.

Cassettes marked and can be used used with this camcorder. However, S-VHS recordings are possible* only with cassettes marked .
* GR-SXM58/SXM48/SX24 only.

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INDEX
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AC Adapter ................................................................. pg. 6 Animation Recording ................................................ pg. 21 Auto Date Record .................................................... pg. 19 Auto Focus ............................................................... pg. 18 Auto Shut Off ........................................................... pg. 11

GETTING STARTED
Hook on.

USING THE BATTERY PACK
Approximate recording time (unit: min.) Battery pack Push in. BN-V11U BN-V12U (optional) Viewfinder on

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Picture Stabiliser ...................................................... pg. 12 Playback .................................................................. pg. 11 Playback Special Effects .......................................... pg. 14 Programme AE with Special Effects ........................ pg. 24 Provided Accessories ................................................ pg. 2

Perform step 1) of “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK”.
LCD monitor on

• During charging or discharging, the camcorder cannot be operated. • Charging and discharging is not possible if the wrong type of battery is used. • When charging the battery pack for the first time or after a long storage period, the CHARGE lamp may not light. Remove the battery pack from
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Date/Time Settings
1) Set the Power Switch to “ ”. 2) Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen appears. • You can select the language (ENGLISH or
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95 (50) 95 (50) (85) 360 (205) 150

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100 (50) 100 (50) (90) 385 (210) 165

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80 (45) 80 (45) (75) 315 (190) 135

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Battery Pack ......................................................... pg. 6, 26 Blue Filter Effect ...................................................... pg. 24 Brighten The Image ................................................. pg. 18 Brighten The LCD Monitor ....................................... pg. 11

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Quick Review ........................................................... pg. 13

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Recording, Advanced Features .......................... pg. 23, 24 Recording, Start/Stop ............................................... pg. 11 Recording Format (S-VHS/S-VHS ET) .................... pg. 20 Recording Mode ....................................................... pg. 20 Record-Standby ....................................................... pg. 11 Red Filter Effect ....................................................... pg. 24 Retake ...................................................................... pg. 13 Rewind The Tape ..................................................... pg. 11 BATTERY RELEASE Switch

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BN-V20U

the camcorder, then try charging again. • If a fully-charged battery’s operation time remains extremely short, the battery is worn out. Please purchase a new one. • Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°C and 35°C. 20°C to 25°C is the ideal temperature range for charging. If the environment is too cold, charging may be incomplete. • Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack. • Since the AC Adapter processes electricity internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure to use it only in well-ventilated areas. • The following operation stops charging or discharging: • Set the Power Switch to “ ”, “ ” or “ ”. • Disconnect the AC Adapter from the camcorder.
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RUSSIAN) of messages in menu screens ( pg. 18, 22 “MENU LANG.” in SYSTEM MENU). 3) Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “4TO SYSTEM MENU” and press it to display SYSTEM MENU. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “4NEXT” and press it to display the next
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1) Separate the Velcro strip. 2) Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the grip. 3) Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power Zoom Lever Refasten the Velcro strip.
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Grip Adjustment

Tripod Mounting

Align the screw and camera direction stud on the tripod with the tripod mounting socket Then tighten the screw.
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CAUTION When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend its legs fully to stabilise the camcorder. To prevent damage to the unit caused by falling over, do not use a small-sized tripod.

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Cassette Adapter ..................................................... pg. 16 Charge Marker ........................................................... pg. 6 Charging The Battery Pack ........................................ pg. 6 Classic Film Effect .................................................... pg. 24 Clean The Camcorder .............................................. pg. 27 Connection To a VCR/TV ......................................... pg. 15 Connection To A PC ................................................. pg. 16 Counter Memory ...................................................... pg. 14

Battery pack

(optional) BN-V400U (optional)

1 When using models equipped 2 When using GR-SX24/FX14 with LCD monitor Power Switch To AC outlet ( ): when the video light is on (GR-SXM58/SXM48/SX24 only) To DC IN connector AC Adapter

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Self-Recording ......................................................... pg. 11 Sepia Mode .............................................................. pg. 24 Shoulder Strap Attachment ........................................ pg. 8 Snapshot During Playback ....................................... pg. 12 Snapshot .................................................................. pg. 12 Solarisation Effect .................................................... pg. 24 Specifications ........................................................... pg. 28 Sports Mode ............................................................. pg. 24 Still Playback ............................................................ pg. 11 Stretch Effect ........................................................... pg. 24 Strobe Effect ............................................................ pg. 24 Super LoLux (S.LX) ................................................. pg. 19 Super VHS Expansion Technology .......................... pg. 20

page. 4) Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “DATE/ TIME” and press it. The DATE/TIME Menu appears. 5) To set “YEAR”, “MONTH”, “DAY” or “TIME” (hour/minute), rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired item, and press it. When the
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Viewfinder Adjustment
1) Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “ ”. 2) Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
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Loading/Unloading A Cassette
1) Open the LCD monitor fully*. Slide EJECT until the cassette holder opens. Do not use force to open. 2) Insert or remove a cassette. When inserting, make sure the label is facing outward.
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Darken The Image ................................................... pg. 18 Darken The LCD Monitor ......................................... pg. 11 Date/Time Display .................................................... pg. 19 Date/Time Settings ..................................................... pg. 7 Demonstration Mode ............................................ pg. 1, 22 Digital Effects ........................................................... pg. 24 Digital Zoom ............................................................. pg. 20 Dioptre Adjustment ..................................................... pg. 8

USING AC POWER
Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder ( step 2) and 3) of “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK”). • The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V. ATTENTION Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off. Failure to do so can result in a camcorder malfunction.

CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
1) Hook the end of the battery pack to the camcorder and push the battery in until it locks in place. • If the battery pack is attached in the wrong position, a malfunction may occur. 2) Set the Power Switch to “OFF”. Connect the
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• Unplug the AC Adapter’s power cord from the AC outlet. • Detach the battery from the camcorder. • Using the optional AA-V15EK AC Power Adapter/ Charger, you can charge the BN-V11U/V12U/ V20U/V400U battery pack without the camcorder. However, it cannot be used as an AC adapter. • To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Adapter near a radio. • Recording time is reduced significantly when Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly or the LCD monitor* is used repeatedly. • Before extended use, it is recommended that you prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the planned shooting time.
* Applicable models only.

setting begins blinking, rotate the MENU Wheel until the correct setting appears and then press it. The setting stops blinking. 6) When none of these settings (“YEAR”, “MONTH”, “DAY”, “TIME”) blinks, rotate the MENU Wheel to select “EXIT”, and press it. The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on “4RETURN”. 7) Press the MENU Wheel in to close the Menu Screen. • To display the date and time in the camcorder’s display and on a connected TV, see DATE/TIME
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Electronic Fog Filter Mode ....................................... pg. 24 Erase Protection ........................................................ pg. 8 Exposure Control ..................................................... pg. 18

appears when a cassette is loaded. 3) Press the Close button to close the cassette holder until it locks into place. Close the LCD monitor*. • Closing the LCD monitor while the cassette holder is still open may cause damage to the LCD monitor*.
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Tape Counter ........................................................... pg. 14 Tape Dubbing ........................................................... pg. 15 Tape Length Setting ................................................. pg. 21 Tele Macro ............................................................... pg. 21 Time Base Corrector ............................................... pg. 14 Time-Lapse Shooting ............................................... pg. 21 Tracking ................................................................... pg. 14 Tripod Mounting ......................................................... pg. 8 Twilight Mode ........................................................... pg. 24

DISP. ( pg. 19) in CAMERA MENU. • The date/time cannot be stored in memory if the built-in clock battery runs out. Consult an set the authorised JVC dealer for replacement, or date/time as necessary before you start shooting.
PAUSE

• Make sure the erase protection tab is in the position that allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the hole with adhesive tape. • The cassette holder cannot be opened while the
* Applicable models only.

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Fade-In/Out .............................................................. pg. 23 Fast-Forward Tape ................................................... pg. 11 5-Second Recording Mode ...................................... pg. 12

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AC Adapter to the DC IN connector then connect the Power Cord to the AC Adapter. 3) Plug the Power Cord into an AC outlet. The CHARGE lamp blinks to indicate charging has started.
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REFRESH:
Be sure to fully discharge a battery pack before recharging or storing it for a long period of time, otherwise the battery performance will be reduced. 1) Perform steps 1) through 3) of “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK”. 2) Press REFRESH for over 2 seconds. The REFRESH lamp blinks to indicate discharging has started. 3) When discharging is finished, charging automatically starts and the CHARGE lamp blinks.
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Shoulder Strap Attachment
Thread the strap through the eyelet then fold it back and thread it through the buckle. Repeat the procedure to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet making sure the strap is not twisted. Adjust the length.
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camcorder is in the record mode or detached from the power source.

Grip Adjustment ......................................................... pg. 8 High Speed Shutter Mode ........................................ pg. 24

4) When the CHARGE lamp stops blinking but stays lit, charging is finished. Unplug the AC Adapter from the AC outlet. Disconnect the AC Adapter from the camcorder. To Detach The Battery Pack . . . ... slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the
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Unload A Tape ............................................................ pg. 8 Video Echo Effect ..................................................... pg. 24 Video Light ............................................................... pg. 13 Viewfinder Adjustment ............................................... pg. 8

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Gear Turn to take up slack.

Instant Titles ............................................................. pg. 19

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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder, Indications .............. pg. 9, 10, 17 Load A Tape ............................................................... pg. 8

battery pack.
Battery pack BN-V11U* BN-V12U (optional) BN-V20U** (optional) BN-V400U (optional) Charging time approx. 1 hr. 30 min. approx. 1 hr. 30 min. approx. 2 hrs. 20 min. approx. 4 hrs. 30 min.

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White Balance Adjustment ....................................... pg. 19 Wide Mode ............................................................... pg. 20 Wipe-In/Out .............................................................. pg. 23

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Charge marker helps you remember whether the battery pack has been charged or not. Two colours are provided (red and black)—you choose which one means charged and which means discharged.
DATE / T I ME Y E AR MON T H DA Y T I ME 2002 6 28 20 : 20

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Manual Focus .......................................................... pg. 18 Menu Screen .................................................... pg. 18 – 22 Monotone Effect ....................................................... pg. 24 Mosaic Effect ........................................................... pg. 24

Erase Protection tab

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24-hour indication Cassette holder

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Zooming ................................................................... pg. 13

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ND Effect Mode ........................................................ pg. 24 Nega/Posi Mode ...................................................... pg. 24 Night-Scope ............................................................. pg. 23

Charging times are for a fully discharged battery pack. * GR-SXM48/FXM38/SX24/FX14 only. ** Provided with GR-SXM58 only.

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6 • MENU Wheel [–, +] ................................ • BRIGHT Wheel [–, +]*1 ........................... • TRACKING Wheel [–, +] ........................ • Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT]* ........... • 5-Second Recording Button [5 SEC. REC]*3 ......................................
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CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS
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Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions.
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pg. 18 pg. 11 pg. 14 pg. 12 pg. 12 pg. 13 pg. 11 pg. 12 pg. 14 pg. 15 pg. 15 pg. 15 pg. 6 pg. 6 pg. 11 pg. 11 pg. 13 pg. 11 pg. 13 pg. 13 pg. 11 pg. 11 pg. 13 pg. 11 pg. 6 pg. 6 pg. 23 pg. 14 pg. 24 pg. 24 pg. 23 pg. 6 pg. 8 pg. 8 pg. 6 pg. 8 pg. 8

E Tape Remaining Time .............................. R Recording Mode Indicator ....................... T • Digital Effect Indicator ............................
• Programme AE Indicator ....................... • Night-Scope Indicator*2 .......................... • Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator ................ Recording Format Indicator (S/S-ET)*2 .......

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pg. 21 pg. 20 pg. 24 pg. 24 pg. 23 pg. 23 pg. 20 pg. 21 pg. 13 pg. 11 pg. 24 pg. 24 pg. 23 pg. 23 pg. 12 pg. 21 pg. 12 pg. 11 pg. 19 pg. 19 pg. 18 pg. 18 pg. 19 pg. 20 pg. 11 pg. 8

RECORDING
Set REC MODE, S-VHS (S-VHS ET)**, TAPE LENGTH and DATE/TIME in SYSTEM MENU. ( pg. 18 – 22, “MENU SETTINGS”)

PLAYBACK
Load a tape ( Cassette”).

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BASIC FEATURES
pg. 8, “Loading/Unloading A
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5Sec. Rec (5-sec. Recording)
(GR-FXM38/FX14 only)

Snapshot

(GR-SXM58/SXM48/SX24 only)

To record a scene for 5 seconds, providing quick scene transitions like those seen in TV programmes. 1) Make sure the recording mode is set to “SP”. 2) During Record–Standby, press 5SEC. REC 5S appears and 5Sec. Rec is reserved. 3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button.

During shooting

• Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ....................... • Speaker Volume Control [VOL.]* ........... • Picture Stabiliser Button
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[P.STABILIZER] ..................................... • Time Base Corrector Button [TBC] ........
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Zoom Level Indicator

1 Remove the lens cap. Set the Power Switch

to “ ” or “ ”. Shooting while using the viewfinder: Make sure the LCD monitor* is closed and locked. Shooting while using the LCD monitor*: Make sure the LCD monitor* is fully open. The camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode and “PAUSE” is displayed.

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Set the Power Switch to “ ”. To start playback, press 4/6 To stop playback temporarily (Still Playback), press 4/6 To stop playback, press 5 Press 2 to rewind, or 3 to fast-forward the tape.
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High-speed pressing 2 (Shuttle Search) is possible by picture search or 3 during
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You can record still images that look like photographs onto a tape. 1) Perform step 1 of “RECORDING” ( pg. 11). 2) Press SNAPSHOT • There is a momentary camera shutter-type blackout together with the sound effect of a shutter closing. • Snapshot is also available during playback.
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S-Video Output Connectors [S]* ............. Audio Output Connector [A] ..................... Video Output Connector [V] ..................... Battery Release Switch [BATTERY RELEASE] ............................... DC IN Connector ....................................... Digital Connector [DIGITAL]*4 Recording Start/Stop Button ..................... Power Switch [ , OFF, , ] ........... Video Light Switch [LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON]*5 ........................ Stop Button [STOP] .................................. • Retake Rewind Button [RETAKE R] ...... • Quick Review Button [ R] ................. • Rewind Button [R] ................................... Play/Pause Button .................................... • Retake Forward Button [RETAKE F] ..... • Fast-Forward Button [F] ..........................

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Night-Scope Indicator* .......................... s •Fade/Wipe-Standby Indicator .................. d Picture Stabiliser Indicator ....................... f
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playback (holding 2 or 3 down during playback continues search until released). To resume normal playback, press 4/6 For VIDEO RECORDING/VIDEO PLAYBACK • The camcorder shuts off automatically after about 5 minutes in the Record-Standby or Stop mode. To turn on again, set the Power Switch to “OFF”, then to “ ”, “ ” or “ ”. • When the Power Switch is set to “ ”, “ ” or “ ” and the LCD monitor* is opened at an angle of 60 degrees or more, the LCD monitor* switches on and the viewfinder switches off
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Picture Stabiliser
To compensate for unstable images caused by camera-shake, particularly at high magnification. 1) Press P. STABILIZER appears. 2) To switch off the Picture Stabiliser, press P. STABILIZER . disappears. • Accurate stabilisation may not be possible in certain conditions including excessive hand shake. • appears blinking if the Stabiliser cannot be used.
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• Interval Time/Recording Time Indicator .... • 5 Sec. Rec Mode Indicator*3 ..................

• If you tilt the LCD monitor* upward to 180 degrees, the viewfinder switches back on and the monitored image can be viewed both on the LCD monitor* and in the viewfinder, so the person you shoot can view himself/herself. 2 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button appears while recording is in progress.
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Recording starts, and after 5-second recording is finished, the camcorder reenters the Record– Standby mode automatically. 4) To cancel the 5Sec. Rec. function, press 5SEC. REC again so that 5S disappears. • Fade/Wipe ( pg. 23) cannot be activated by pressing 5SEC. REC

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CHARGE Lamp ......................................... REFRESH Lamp ....................................... • Fade/Wipe Button [FADE/WIPE] ........... • Counter Reset/Memory Button [COUNTER R/M] ................................... Programme AE Button [P.AE] .................. Digital Effect Button [DIGIFECT] ............. NIGHT-SCOPE Button*2 .......................... REFRESH Button ...................................... EJECT Switch ............................................ Shoulder Strap Eyelets .............................. Battery Pack Mount ................................... Close Button .............................................. Dioptre Adjustment Control ........................ Camera Sensor Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor

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g Bright Level Indicator* ............................. h Instant Title Display ................................. j k Date/Time Display ................................... l Focus Indicator ........................................ ; Exposure Control Level Counter ............. White Balance Mode Indicator ................. A S-VHS/S-VHS ET Recording Indicator* ................................................ S Record-Standby Mode Indicator ............... D : Cassette Indicator ............................. F TBC Indicator ........................................... G H Playback Special Effect Indicator* .......... Recording Format Indicator (S/S-ET)* ... J Tape Counter ........................................... K Recording Mode Indicator (SP/LP) .......... L Tape Running Indicator
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• To stop recording, press the Recording Start/Stop Button The camcorder re-enters the RecordStandby mode. To Adjust The Brightness Of The LCD Monitor*, rotate the BRIGHT Wheel until the bright level indiator on the display moves and the appropriate brightness is reached.
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• This function cannot be activated during the • The playback picture can be viewed in the viewfinder (with the LCD monitor* shut), on the LCD monitor* or on a connected TV ( pg. 15, “Connections To A TV/VCR”). • To remove the indications, pg. 21, DISPLAY or OSD OUTPUT in SYSTEM MENU.
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“Night-Scope”, “CLASSIC FILM”, “STROBE” and “VIDEO ECHO” modes ( pg. 24, “Digital Effects”).

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• To control the speaker volume*, slide VOL. towards “+” to turn up, or towards “–” to turn down. While shooting, sound is not heard from the speaker*. • If TBC ( pg. 14) is engaged during Still Playback, noise bars will not appear (GR-SXM58/ SXM48/SX24 only).
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Zooming
To produce the zoom in/out effect. Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital Zoom. • Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T” to zoom in, or “W” to zoom out. • The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever the quicker the zoom action. • Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In this case, set the zoom while in Record– Standby, lock the focus by using the manual focus ( pg. 18, FOCUS in CAMERA MENU), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
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DANGER • The video light can become extremely hot. Do not touch it either while in operation or soon after turning it off, otherwise serious injury may result. • Do not place the camcorder into the carrying case immediately after using the video light, since it remains extremely hot for some time. • When operating, keep a distance of about 30 cm between the video light and people or objects. • Do not use near flammable or explosive materials. • It is recommended that you consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacing the video light.

Tracking
Eliminates noise bars that appear on-screen during playback. To activate Manual Tracking: 1) Press the TRACKING Wheel for approx. 2 seconds. “MT” appears. 2) Rotate the TRACKING Wheel so that the noise bars disappear. • To return to Auto Tracking, press the TRACKING Wheel for approx. 2 seconds or set the Power Switch to “OFF” and then “ ” again. “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking finishes, the indication disappears. • When noise bars appear during playback, the camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” appears. • Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on other VCRs or camcorders.
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Counter Memory
Makes it easier to locate a specific tape segment. 1) Press COUNTER R/M and hold for more than 1 second. The counter resets to “0:00:00”. 2) Press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second. “M” appears. 3) After recording or playback, press 5 then 2 The tape automatically stops at or close to 0:00:00. 4) Press 4/6 to start playback. • The counter memory functions in the FastForward and Rewind modes. • To disable the counter memory function, press COUNTER R/M for less than 1 second so that “M” disappears.
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Connections To A TV/VCR

Tape Dubbing
1) Connect the camcorder and the VCR ( “Connections To A TV/VCR”). Set the Power Switch to “ ”, turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the VCR. Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause modes. 2) Press 4/6 to find a spot just before the editin point. Once it is reached, press 4/6 again. 3) Press 4/6 and engage the VCR’s Record mode. 4) Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press 4/6
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1) Make sure all units are turned off. 2) Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR. If using both TV and VCR, connect the VCR output to the TV input. 3) Turn on all units. Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the TV to its VIDEO mode. • Use the AC Adapter as the power supply. • Be sure to adjust the TV sound volume to its minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound when the camcorder is turned on. • If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to the TV as interference will occur in the camcorder playback picture. • If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin connector, use the provided Cable Adapter. • The S-Video cable connection can improve the dubbed picture quality. If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin connector, use a commercially available cable adapter with an S-Video connector (GR-SXM58/SXM48/SX24 only).

Using The Cassette Adapter (optional)
Use this to play back an S-VHS-C/VHS-C video cassette recorded with this camcorder on a S-VHS/ VHS VCR. 1) Slide the battery cover up to remove it, install one “AA (R6)” size battery, then reattach the cover. 2) Slide the latch to open the compartment door, then insert the cassette and close the compartment door. 3) Load the cassette adapter into the VCR and play the tape back. 4) Slide the latch and the compartment door opens automatically. This may take around 10 seconds. Do not attempt to force the adapter open. Then, insert your finger in the hole, and push up and remove the cassette. • During tape loading and unloading, do not touch the reels for safety and tape protection. • Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode cannot be played back on a regular VHS VCR. Playback is possible with a VCR equipped with the S-VHS function.
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Connection To A Personal Computer
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You can transfer image data from the camcorder to a PC using Digital Photo Navigator. When connecting to your PC, refer to the instruction manuals of the PC and Setup Guide for the provided software. • Use the AC Adapter as the power supply. When connecting to a Macintosh . . . The optional KEYSPAN USA-19 USB PDA Adapter is required. • Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. • Keyspan is a trademark of InnoSys Inc.

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• Repeat steps 2) through 4) for additional editing, then stop the VCR and camcorder when finished.

reaches the top, all magnification from that point is through digital processing. • When using Digital Zoom, the quality of image may suffer. To deactivate Digital Zoom, set “D.ZOOM” ( pg. 20) to “OFF” in SYSTEM MENU. • Digital zoom cannot be used when the “VIDEO ECHO” mode ( pg. 24, “Digital Effects”) is activated.

Quick Review
To check the end of the last recording. 1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record– Standby mode. 2) Press 2 and release quickly. Tape is rewound for approx. 1 second and played back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby mode for the next shot. • Distortion may occur at the start of playback. This is normal.
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Playback Special Effects
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TBC (Time Base Corrector)
Removes jitter from fluctuating video signals to deliver a stable picture even with old tapes. To activate/release the TBC mode, press TBC during playback for more than 1 second. When the TBC mode is activated, “TBC” is displayed. • The “TBC” indicator turns green (grey with a camcorder equipped with a black/white
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Video Light (GR-SXM58/SXM48/SX24 only)
To brighten the scene when natural lighting is too dim. Set LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON as required: OFF : Turns off the light. AUTO: Automatically turns on the light when the camcorder senses insufficient lighting on the subject. ON : Always keeps the light on as long as the camcorder is turned on. • It is recommended to set M.W.B. ( pg. 19) to in CAMERA MENU when you use the video light. • Even if the battery indicator ( ) does not blink if the battery pack’s charge is low, the camcorder may turn off automatically when you turn on the video light, or when you start recording with the video light turned on. • When LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON is set to “AUTO”: • Depending on the lighting conditions, the video light may keep turning on and off. Set LIGHT OFF/AUTO/ON to ON or OFF as required. • While the “Sports” or “High Speed Shutter” mode is engaged, the light is likely to stay on. While the “Twilight” mode is engaged, the light will not activate. ( pg. 24, “Programme AE with Special Effects”)
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Retake
To re-record certain segments. 1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record– Standby mode. 2) Press and hold either RETAKE or to reach the start point for new recording. Pressing 3 forwards the tape and pressing 2 reverses it. 3) Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
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viewfinder) while TBC is working, and white while TBC is not operative. • TBC does not work during Still Playback and Shuttle Search ( pg. 11). • It may take a few seconds before TBC actually starts working. • The picture may be distorted if the TBC mode is activated or deactivated at the edit-in/-out points or when normal playback resumes after Still Playback or Shuttle Search ( pg. 11). • If the playback picture is distorted when TBC is set to on, turn off TBC.

Allows you to add creative effects to the playback image. ( pg. 24, “Digital Effects”) 1) Activate “TBC” and Auto “Tracking”. 2) Press DIGIFECT repeatedly until the desired mode appears. • To cancel the effect, select “OFF”. • NEGA POSI, MOSAIC and STRETCH are not available. • Playback Special Effects do not work during Shuttle Search ( pg. 11). • The selected effect mode cannot be changed during Still Playback ( pg. 11).

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• During special-effect playback (slow motion, still frame, etc.), the picture may vibrate or noise bars may appear on the screen. • To record on a VCR using a compact cassette and the adapter, cover the adapter’s recording safety hole with adhesive tape.
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start recording. • Noise bars appear and pictures may become monochrome or darken during Retake. This is normal.

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