JVC GR-DF428 Instruction Manual

CAUTIONS, Cassettes, LCD Monitor, Main Unit

CAUTIONS, Cassettes, LCD Monitor, Main Unit

CAUTIONS
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NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after 
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging: 10°C to 35°C
Operation: 0°C to 40°C
Storage: –20°C to 50°C
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging 
takes.
● Charging times are for a fully discharged battery 
pack.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be 
sure to read the following cautions:
● During use
 ... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV mark.
 ... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes 
automatically erases the previously recorded 
video and audio signals.
 ... make sure the cassette is positioned properly 
when inserting.
 ... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly 
without allowing the tape to run at all. This 
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
 ... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes 
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
● Store cassettes
 ... away from heaters or other heat sources.
 ... out of direct sunlight.
 ... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary 
shock or vibration.
 ... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic 
fields (such as those generated by motors, 
transformers or magnets).
 ... vertically, in their original cases.
LCD Monitor
● To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO 
NOT
 ... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
 ... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the 
bottom.
● To prolong service life
 ... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
● Be aware of the following phenomena for 
LCD monitor use. These are not 
malfunctions
 ... While using the camcorder, the surface around 
the LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD 
monitor may heat up.
 ... If you leave power on for a long time, the surface 
around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
Main Unit
● For safety, DO NOT
 ... open the camcorder’s chassis.
 ... disassemble or modify the unit.
 ... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack. 
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in 
use.
 ... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to 
enter the unit.
 ... remove the battery pack or disconnect the power 
supply while the power is on.
 ... leave the battery pack attached when the 
camcorder is not in use.
● Avoid using the unit
 ... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
 ... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a 
cooking stove.
 ... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
 ... near a television set.
 ... near appliances generating strong magnetic or 
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas, 
etc.).
 ... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C) or 
extremely low (under 0°C) temperatures.
● DO NOT leave the unit
 ... in places of over 50°C.
 ... in places where humidity is extremely low (below 
35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
 ... in direct sunlight.
 ... in a closed car in summer.
 ... near a heater.
● To protect the unit, DO NOT
 ... allow it to become wet.
 ... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
 ... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during 
transportation.
 ... keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects 
for long periods.
 ... expose the lens and viewfinder’s lens to direct 
sunlight.
 ... carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the 
viewfinder.
 ... swing it excessively when using the hand strap or 
the grip.
 ... swing the soft camera case excessively when the 
camcorder is inside it.
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