Using the zoom microphone (optional accessory) – Sharp VL-Z7U User Manual
Using the Zoom
With the optional zoom microphone VR-
8MCN, you can record audio according to
the magnification of the zoom lens for
producing the optimum sound.
After detaching the shoe cover, align
the zoom microphone with the zoom
microphone shoe on the camcorder,
and slide it in the direction of the
arrow until it locks into place.
Turn the screw in the direction of the
arrow to secure the microphone.
Turn the screw in the opposite direction than
when mounting, then pull off the zoom
• Do not pick up the camcorder by the zoom
microphone, as this may damage the
• The zoom microphone shoe on the
camcorder is designed only for use with
the specified equipment.
• When not using the zoom microphone, be
sure to attach the shoe cover for protecting
the zoom microphone shoe.
Selecting the Zoom Micro-
Select a zoom microphone mode when the
zoom microphone is mounted.
AUTO: The camcorder automatically
selects the optimum sound accord-
ing to the magnification of the zoom
lens. When the zoom lens is at a
wide-angle setting, the built-in
microphone is used to record
sounds. As the zoom magnification
increases, the sounds from the zoom
microphone and built-in microphone
are mixed according to the zoom
TELE: The zoom microphone is fixed
to record sounds at a distance. (The
built-in microphone is turned off.)
OFF: The zoom microphone is turned
off. (The built-in microphone is on.)
Zoom microphone shoe