Recording on a tape
When recording, open the lens cover before turning the unit on. (-12-) If the unit is turned on with the lens cover closed, the automatic white balance adjustment (-49-) may not function properly. The default aspect ratio is set to [16:9] for recording images compatible with a wide-screen TV. To make this unit compatible with regular TVs (4:3), change the [ASPECT] setting before recording the images (-30-) or change the [TV ASPECT] setting when watching them on the connected TV (-36-).
≥Set to Tape Recording Mode.
1 Press the recording start/stop button to start recording.
ª On-screen display in the tape recording mode
Recording time elapse
Remaining tape indication
ª About the remaining tape time indication on the screen
≥The remaining tape time is indicated in minutes. (When it reaches less than 3 minutes, the indication starts flashing.) ≥During a 15-second or shorter recording, the remaining tape time indication may not be displayed or the remaining tape time may not be displayed correctly. ≥In some cases, the remaining tape time indication may display remaining tape time that is 2 to 3 minutes shorter than the actual remaining tape time.
ª [POWER SAVE]
When 5 minutes passes without any operation, the standby mode will be automatically set. In the standby mode, [;] blinks and it takes more time than usual to start recording after you press the recording start/stop button.
2 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.
≥For the recording time on a tape, refer to -13-. ≥Carry out a recording check to verify that the
[5 MINUTES]: When 5 minutes passes without any operation, the Camcorder automatically turns off to protect the tape or to save battery life. To use the Camcorder, turn it on again. ≥In the following cases, the power may not turn off even when set [POWER SAVE] >> [5 MINUTES]. ≥When connecting to the AC outlet (When using the AC adaptor) ≥When connecting the DV cable to a PC or other equipment
image is recorded properly. ≥In order to find the unrecorded section, carry out
the blank search (-25-).