Best answer as chosen by user SolarGal: Just in case, I tried this.
by R. Proffitt - 7/4/13 6:44 PM
In Reply to: Where is the Detailed User Guide for the JVC GC-XA1? by SolarGal
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.
I see 3 PDFs and one is called the "DETAILED USER GUIDE"
I'm unsure if you tried that or if that guide is not enough.