Dew formation – Sharp VIEWCAM VL-NZ50U User Manual

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• What is “dew formation”?

When cold water is poured into a glass, dew

drops form on the glass. This clinging of
water drops is called dew formation.

• When dew forms in your camcorder.

Dew will gradually form on the head drum of

your camcorder and make the video tape

stick to the head. This causes damage both

to the head and the tape. When dew forms,

recording and playback may not function

Dew Is likely to form In the following circum­

—When moving the camcorder from a cold

place to a warm place,

—When placing the camcorder in a cold

room which Is then heated rapidly.

—When moving the camcorder outdoors from

an air conditioned room or car.

—When placing the

camcorder In the direct

path of air blowing from -

an air conditioner.

—When placing the

camcorder in a humid

Dew Formation

If dew forms, the word “DEW” flashes on the

screen, and the power will automatically turn

off in approximately 10 seconds.

• “Dew” warning feature

;.TIf “DEW” flashes, remove the cassette,

leave the cassette compartment open, and

v/ait for a few hours to allow the camcorder
to acclimate to the surrounding tempera­



}To use the camcorder again, turn on the

power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure

that “DEW” has disappeared.

(3' Do not Insert a cassette while “DEW” Is

flashing; this may result in damage to the

(4, Since dew forms gradually, it may take 10

to 15 minutes before the dew warning
feature engages.

• How to prevent troubie.

When using the camcorder in a place where

dew Is likely to form, allow the camcorder and

the video tape to acclimate to the surround­

ings for about one hour.

Eor example, when bringing the camcorder
indoors after skiing, place it in a plastic bag.

.IIEBe sure to tightly seal the plastic bag

containing the camcorder.



)Remove the bag when the air temperature

Inside it reaches the temperature of the