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Video noise appears on screen. When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is located, keep a distance between the camcorder and the plasma TV. Video noise appears on the TV screen. The tape stops during record pause or playback pause. When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV. To protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in playback pause ( ) or record pause ( ) mode for 4 minutes 30 seconds. To resume the playback press START/STOP (when recording) or / (during playback). This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms set the mode switch to . This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped.
Horizontal bands appear on the screen. When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
Image will not appear on the screen. "SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME" appears on the screen. Pressing the START/STOP button will not start recording. Set the camcorder to
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Set the time zone, date and time. Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone, date and time. Set the camcorder to Load a cassette. Tape reached the end (" END" appears on the screen). Rewind the tape or replace the cassette. Cassette is protected (" " flashes on the screen). Change the position of the protect switch. .
Camcorder will not focus.
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually. If you are using the viewfinder, adjust it with the dioptric adjustment lever. Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth. Never use tissue paper to clean the lens. If you are using the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter, set [AF MODE] to [NORMAL AF].
Sound is distorted.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or concerts), sound may become distorted. You may be able to record the audio correctly by manually adjusting the audio recording level or by setting [MIC ATT.] to [ON].
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.