Using Standby and VCR Stop modes with the XL H1 series camcorder

Article ID: ART127478 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Using Standby and VCR Stop modes with the XL H1 series camcorder


Power Saving Mechanisms

Power Save Function (VCR Stop mode)


Pressing the <STANDBY> button for more than 1 second in record pause or VCR STOP mode activates the power save mode ( ENTERING POWER STANDBY appears). This shuts the power down to the camera and VCR sections while maintaining the camera settings. The camcorder retains the settings of exposure lock and color bars. Press the <STANDBY> button again to turn the camcorder back on.

Power Save Function (VCR Stop mode)

In order to protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter the power save mode (VCR STOP) after 3 minutes in record pause mode. If left 2 more minutes without any operation, the camcorder will automatically shut off. However, you can activate or deactivate the camcorder' s automatic shut-off with the [POWER SAVE] option in the [SYSTEM] submenu. Even if the power save is set to [ON], the camera section will still be powered, so the camcorder will retain camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed. Therefore, you can adjust the camera section without worrying about the automatic shut-off. This mode, where only the VCR is shut off (VCR STOP) can also be assigned to a custom key.

Press the <MENU> button to open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [POWER SAVE], select a setting option and close the menu.

  • When set to [ON]: To turn the camcorder on, press the <STANDBY> button or set the <POWER> dial to <OFF> and then back to a recording program.
  • When set to [OFF]: To start recording, press the start/stop button. To go into record pause mode, use the custom key.



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