Best answer as chosen by user SolarGal: Just in case, I tried this.

I went to http://camcorder.jvc.com/index.jsp then put in that model.

http://search.jvc.com/query.html?style=JCA&col=site&qt=GC-XA1 has six links so I took this one.
-> http://camcorder.jvc.com/product.jsp?pathId=141

I see 3 PDFs and one is called the "DETAILED USER GUIDE"
http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/00/01/55/GCXA1%20DETAILED%20USER%20GUIDE.PDF

I'm unsure if you tried that or if that guide is not enough.
Bob