JVC EVERIO GZ-MG47E User's Manual

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ENGLISH
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GETTING STARTED
INSTRUCTIONS
RECORDING
18
22
PLAYBACK
28
32
EDITING/PRINTING
38
DUBBING
49
MENU SETTINGS
54
FURTHER
INFORMATION
60
HARD DISK CAMCORDER
GZ-MG47E/EK
To deactivate the demonstration mode, set “DEMO
MODE” to “OFF”. (墌 pg. 55)
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this
hard disk camera. Before use,
please read the safety
information and precautions
contained in pages 4 and 5 to
ensure safe use of this product.
LYT1617-016A
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Major Features
The camera has a built-in high-capacity HDD (hard disk drive) that enables you to record videos and
still images in massive quantities.
● To record videos (墌 pg. 18)
● To playback videos (墌 pg. 28)
● To record still images (墌 pg. 22)
● To playback still images
(墌 pg. 32)
Auto/Manual Recording Mode
SD Memory Card
You can also record onto
SD cards.
“When Using an SD
Card” (墌 pg. 17)
DVD Creation Function
(墌 pg. 49)
Video Event
Registration
You can record without using any complicated
operations in Auto recording mode.
Manual recording mode, on the other hand, enables
you to use special effects and make manual
adjustments to record videos that are even more vivid.
“To change to manual recording mode” (墌 pg. 24)
You can connect the camera to a DVD
burner (sold separately) with a USB
mini A/B cable to save recorded files
easily to a DVD disc.
You can register recorded videos to
events according to their content. This
enables you to search and select files by
content (event).
(墌 pg. 19)
Editing Files on Your PC
(墌 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
AND USB CONNECTION GUIDE)
Direct Printing
(墌 pg. 48)
USB 2.0 enables the smooth transfer of
video and still images to a computer.
With the bundled image editing software,
you can easily edit video and create your
own DVDs.
If your printer is compatible with
PictBridge, still images can be printed
easily by connecting the camera directly
to the printer with a USB cable.
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Read This First! – How to Handle the Hard Disk Camera
Please read the following instructions before
using the camera.
Make a backup of important recorded data
It is recommended to copy your important recorded
data to a DVD or other recording media for storage.
(墌 pg. 49)
Make a trial recording
Before the actual recording of important data,
make a trial recording and play back the recorded
data to check that the video and sound have been
recorded correctly.
Check the compatibility of recording
media
● The SD cards that are guaranteed to work with
this camera are those by Panasonic, TOSHIBA,
pqi (still image only) and SanDisk. If other media
are used, they may fail to record data correctly, or
they may lose data that had already been
recorded.
● For video recording, use a high-speed SD card
(at least 10 MB/s).
● MultiMediaCards are not supported.
Format recording medium before use
Before using this camera, format the built-in hard
disk or SD cards. This will also ensure stable
speeds and operation when accessing the
recording medium. (墌 pg. 41)
Make sure you hold the camera correctly
during recording
Do not cover the area near the lens, stereo
microphone, or camera sensor with your finger or
other object while recording. (墌 pg. 10)
When a certain length of time passes
without operation
● When using the battery, the power will turn off
automatically to conserve power. Use the power
switch to turn on the power again.
● When using the AC adapter, the access lamp
lights up, and the LCD turns off (the camera
enters the sleep mode).
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Reset the camera if it does not operate
correctly
This camera uses a microcomputer. Factors such
as background noise and interference can prevent
it from operating correctly. If the camera does not
operate correctly, reset the camera. (墌 pg. 60)
If a problem occurs with the SD card, bring
the card together with the camera for
repairs
When requesting repairs for breakdowns by your
dealer or JVC service centre, be sure to bring your
camera together with the SD card. If one of them is
not included, the cause cannot be diagnosed, and
the repair cannot be made properly.
Precautions on handling batteries
● When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be strictly followed.
● If the camera is subjected to electrostatic
discharge, turn the power off before using it
again.
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will only operate with
a JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BN-VF707U/
VF714U/VF733U battery packs. Using generic
non-JVC batteries can cause damage to the
internal charging circuitry.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely
short even after the battery is fully charged, the
battery is worn out and needs to be replaced.
Please purchase a new one.
● Since the AC adapter processes electricity
internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure
to use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● After 5 minutes has elapsed in record-standby
mode, the camera will automatically turn off its
power supplied from the AC adapter. In this case,
battery charge starts if the battery is attached to
the camera.
INFORMATION
Video recording (with sound) that was made
especially for demonstration at shops might be
remaining on the hard disk of the camera that you
have purchased.
To delete this video file, please refer to “Deleting
Files” (墌 pg. 38)/“Formatting a Recording
Medium” (墌 pg. 41).
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Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in
your home or the cable is too short to reach a power
point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved
extension lead or consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an
identical approved type, as originally fitted, and
to replace the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately,
to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent
connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug
then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal
coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue to N (Neutral)
or Black
Brown to L (Live)
or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a
shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides
to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on
top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper,
or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must
be considered and the local rules or laws governing the
disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places
with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water or
liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases,
potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire
or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens directly into the sun. This can
cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the
malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a
risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION!
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to the camera and to the user.
Carrying or holding the camera by the LCD monitor can
result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It
could tip over, causing serious damage to the camera.
CAUTION!
CAUTIONS:
● To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
● When you are not using the AC adapter for a long
period of time, it is recommended that you
disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
NOTES:
● The rating plate and safety caution are on the
bottom and/or the back of the main unit.
● The serial number plate is on the battery pack mount.
● The rating information and safety caution of the AC
adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire or
chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C or
incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
● Dispose of used battery promptly.
● Keep away from children.
● Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camera and leaving it on top of the TV is not
recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause
the camera to fall, resulting in damage.
CAUTION:
To avoid electric
shock or damage
to the unit, first
firmly insert the
small end of the
power cord into
the AC Adapter
until it is no longer
wobbly, and then
plug the larger
end of the power cord into an AC outlet.
CAUTION:
The mains plug shall remain readily operable.
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Information for Users on Disposal of Old
Equipment
[European Union]
This symbol indicates that the
electrical and electronic
equipment should not be
disposed as general
household waste at its endof-life. Instead, the product
should be handed over to the
Attention:
applicable collection point for
This symbol is only
the recycling of electrical and
valid in the European
electronic equipment for
Union.
proper treatment, recovery
and recycling in accordance
with your national legislation.
By disposing of this product correctly, you will help to
conserve natural resources and will help prevent
potential negative effects on the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more
information about collection point and recycling of this
product, please contact your local municipal office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this
waste, in accordance with national legislation.
(Business users)
If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our
web page www.jvc-europe.com to obtain information
about the take-back of the product.
[Other Countries outside the European Union]
If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in
accordance with applicable national legislation or other
rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical
and electronic equipment.
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE
OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured
to meet international safety standards but, like any
electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to
obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt
to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the
mains plug, extension leads and interconnections
between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch
off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing
connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the
installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in
any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged
in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and
consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is
designed for unattended operation or has a standby
mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment
and make sure that your family knows how to do this.
Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm
or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or
radios so that you are distracted from the requirements
of road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst
driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such
use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for
example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating
will cause damage and shorten the life of the
equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with
wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the
manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings
provided according to the instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain
or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
● NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into
holes, slots or any other opening in the case — this could
result in a fatal electrical shock;
● NEVER guess or take chances with electrical
equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than
sorry!
Remember that this camera is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission is
prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a show,
performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain permission
beforehand.)
Trademarks
● Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby and double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
●
MascotCapsule is a registered trademark of HI
CORPORATION in Japan.
Copyright © 2001 HI CORPORATION. All rights
reserved.
● Other product and company names included in this
instruction manual are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.
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Contents
GETTING STARTED
Accessories .......................................................8
Attaching the Shoulder Strap ..........................9
Attaching the Lens Cap ...................................9
Attaching the Core Filter .................................9
Index ..............................................................10
Indications on LCD Monitor ...............................12
Necessary Settings before Use .........................14
Power Related Preparations (Using the Battery
Pack) .............................................................14
Language Setting ..........................................15
Date/Time Setting .........................................15
Other Settings .................................................16
Grip Adjustment ............................................16
Tripod Mounting ............................................16
Data Battery System .....................................16
When Using an SD Card ...............................17
RECORDING
PLAYBACK
Video
Video Playback ............................................... 28
Various Operations during Playback ............ 29
File Search Function ..................................... 30
Date Index Screen .................................... 30
Event Screen ............................................ 31
To Play Back Files in the [EXTMOV] Folder ......31
Deleting a Video File .................................... 31
Still image
Still Image Playback ........................................ 32
File Search Function ..................................... 32
Slide Show .................................................... 33
Image Rotation ............................................. 33
Playback Zoom ............................................. 33
Deleting a Still Image File ............................. 33
Video / Still image
Watching Images on TV/Remote Control .......... 34
Video
Video Recording ..............................................18
Registering Files to Events ...........................19
Zooming ........................................................20
Changing the Screen Size ............................20
LED Light ......................................................20
Deleting a File ...............................................21
Checking the Remaining Space on the
Recording Media ...........................................21
Still image
Still Image Recording .......................................22
Zooming ........................................................23
Continuous Shooting .....................................23
LED Light ......................................................23
Deleting a File ...............................................23
Video / Still image
Manual Recording ............................................24
Manual Setting in MSET Menu .....................24
Nightscope ....................................................27
Backlight Compensation ...............................27
Spot Exposure Control ..................................27
Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder ........34
Playback on TV ............................................ 34
Playback Using the Remote Control ............. 35
Playback with Special Effects ........................... 36
EDITING/PRINTING
Video / Still image
Managing Files ................................................ 38
Deleting Files ................................................ 38
Viewing File Information ............................... 39
Protecting Files from Accidental Erasure ....... 40
Formatting a Recording Medium .................. 41
Cleaning Up a Recording Medium ................ 42
Resetting the File Number ............................ 42
Changing the Event Registration of Video Files
after Recording ............................................. 43
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Video
Playlists .........................................................44
Creating Playlists ..........................................44
Playing Back Playlists ...................................46
Other Operations of Playlists ........................46
Regarding This Manual
Button operations
● Button operations are illustrated as shown
below.
ex.)
Still image
Print Setting ...................................................47
DPOF Print Setting .......................................47
Direct Printing with PictBridge Printer ...........48
DUBBING
Video
● Regarding the control lever (墌 pg. 11)
There are two kinds of operation using the
control lever: moving the lever towards up/
down/left/right, or pressing down the lever.
They are described and illustrated as shown
below.
ex.)
1) Move the control lever downward:
Dubbing Video Files to DVD Discs .....................49
Using a DVD Burner for Dubbing (DVD Creation
Function) .......................................................49
Using a VCR/DVD Recorder for Dubbing .....52
Press
.
2) Press down the control lever:
Still image
Press 49.
Copying/Moving Still Image Files .....................53
MENU SETTINGS
3) Operate 1) and 2) continuously:
Select
Changing the Menu Settings .............................54
Common Menus for All Modes .....................55
Video Recording Menus ...............................57
Video Playback Menus .................................58
Still Image Recording Menus ........................59
Still Image Playback Menus ..........................59
FURTHER INFORMATION
Troubleshooting ..............................................60
Warning Indications .........................................64
Cleaning the Camera ........................................66
Cautions .........................................................67
Specifications ..................................................70
TERMS .............................................. Back cover
Set
Press
/ / /
to select, then press
49.
Icons at the top of pages
EN
27
otion playback
sed
Backward
Forward
When there are icons at the top of pages, they
show whether the page is related to videos and/or
still images.
Page related to videos
Page related to still images
Page common to videos and still
images
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Accessories
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OR
AC Adapter
AP-V14E or AP-V17E
Power Cord
(for AP-V14E only)
Battery Pack
BN-VF707U
Audio/Video Cable
USB Cable
(墌 SOFTWARE
INSTALLATION AND
USB CONNECTION
GUIDE)
Shoulder Strap
(墌 pg. 9)
Lens Cap (墌 pg. 9)
CD-ROM
Remote Control Unit
RM-V750U (墌 pg. 35)
Lithium Battery
CR2025 (for remote
control unit)
Pre-installed in the
remote control unit at
time of shipment.
Core Filter (墌 pg. 9)
NOTE:
Make sure to use the provided cables for connections. Do not use any other cables.
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Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Thread the strap through the
buckle, adjust its length, and use
the strap guide to fix it in place.
Strap Guide
Position the buckle near the
eyelet and reattach the pad.
GETTING STARTED
Peel off the pad and thread the
end of the strap through the
eyelet.
Buckle
Eyelet
Attaching the Lens Cap
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camera as shown in the illustration.
Place here during
recording.
Attaching the Core Filter
Attach the core filter to the DC cord. The
core filter reduces interference.
Attachment position (墌 right)
AC Adapter
DC Cord
Core Filter
Release the stopper.
3 cm
Wind once.
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Index
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20
17
18
19
13
23
21
24
22
How to open the LCD monitor
Push
and open the LCD monitor fully.
A
25
26
The LCD monitor can rotate 270°.
Power-linked operation
When the power switch is set to
, you
can also turn the camera on/off by
opening/closing the LCD monitor.
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a Power Switch [OFF,
,
] (墌 pg. 14)
b Lock Button (墌 pg. 14)
c Zoom Lever [W /T ] (墌 pg. 20)
Speaker Volume Control [–VOL+] (墌 pg. 28)
d Light Button [LIGHT] (墌 pg. 20, 23)/
Information Button [INFO] (墌 pg. 39)
e Mode Switch [MODE] (墌 pg. 18, 22, 28, 32)
f Auto/Manual Mode Button [AUTO]
(墌 pg. 24)
g Menu Button [MENU] (墌 pg. 54)
h Delete Button [ ] (墌 pg. 21)
i Recording Start/Stop Button [REC/SNAP]
(墌 pg. 18, 22)
j Control Lever
: Reverse Skip (墌 pg. 29)/Up/Backlight
Compensation [ ] (墌 pg. 27)/Spot
Exposure Control [ ] (墌 pg. 27)
: Forward Skip (墌 pg. 29)/Down/Manual
Set [ ] (墌 pg. 24)
: Reverse Search [3] (墌 pg. 29)/Left/
Nightscope [NIGHT] (墌 pg. 27)
: Forward Search [ 5] (墌 pg. 29)/Right/
Switch Screen Size (16:9/4:3) [16:9]
(墌 pg. 20)
Press down: Play/Pause (49)
(墌 pg. 28, 32)
k Index Button [INDEX] (墌 pg. 30)/Remaining
Space Button [ ] (墌 pg. 21)/Data Battery
Button [ ] (墌 pg. 16)
l Battery Release Button [BATT.] (墌 pg. 14)
Connectors
The connectors are located beneath the covers.
M S-Video Output Connector [S] (墌 pg. 34)
N Audio/Video Output Connector [AV]
O USB (Universal Serial Bus) Connector [ ]
(墌 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND USB
CONNECTION GUIDE)
P DC Input Connector [DC] (墌 pg. 14)
Indicators
Q Power/Charge Lamp [POWER/CHARGE]
(墌 pg. 14)
R Access Lamp [ACCESS] (Lights up or blinks
when you access files. Do not turn off the
power or remove the battery pack/AC
adapter while accessing files.)
S Auto Lamp [AUTO] (Lights up in Auto
recording mode. Also lights up when
connecting to a DVD burner [sold
separately].) (墌 pg. 49)
Other Parts
T Reset Button [RESET] (墌 pg. 60)
U Speaker (墌 pg. 28)
V Battery Pack Mount (墌 pg. 14)
W Camera Sensor
Remote Sensor (墌 pg. 35)
X Lens
Y Stereo Microphone
a LED Light (墌 pg. 20, 23)
b Grip Strap (墌 pg. 16)
c SD Card Cover [OPEN] (墌 pg. 17)
d Stud Hole (墌 pg. 16)
e Tripod Mounting Socket (墌 pg. 16)
ATTENTION:
● Be careful not to cover W, X, Y and Z during
shooting.
● Carrying or holding the camera by the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
malfunction.
GETTING STARTED
Controls
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Indications on LCD Monitor
During both Video and Still Image Recording
During Video Recording Only
17
16:9
11:30
10. 11. 2006
a Selected Operation Mode Indicator
(墌 pg. 24)
: Auto Mode
: Manual Mode
b Tele Macro Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 57, 59)
c Approximate Zoom Ratio (墌 pg. 20, 23)
d Zoom Indicator (墌 pg. 20, 23)
e Iris Lock Indicator (墌 pg. 25)
f White Balance Indicator (墌 pg. 25)
g Brightness Control Indicator (墌 pg. 56)
h Battery Indicator (墌 pg. 64)
i Date/Time (墌 pg. 56)
j Selected Medium Indicator (墌 pg. 17, 56)
k Drop Detection Indicator (Appears when
[DROP DETECTION] is set to [OFF].)
(墌 pg. 55)
l Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator
(墌 pg. 25)
m Effect Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 26)
n Program AE Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 26)/
: Nightscope Indicator (墌 pg. 27)
o Shutter Speed (墌 pg. 26)
p LED Light Indicator (墌 pg. 20, 23)
q ±: Exposure Adjustment Indicator (墌 pg. 25)
: Backlight Compensation Indicator
(墌 pg. 27)
: Spot Exposure Control Indicator
(墌 pg. 27)
[0h56m]
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 18)
b Screen Size Indicator (墌 pg. 20)
c Wind Cut Indicator (墌 pg. 57)
d Picture Quality: [U] (ultra fine), [F] (fine), [N]
(normal), [E] (economy) (墌 pg. 57)
e Remaining Time (墌 pg. 18, 71)
f Counter (墌 pg. 56)
g 7REC: (Appears during recording.)
(墌 pg. 18)
79: (Appears during record-standby mode.)
h Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) Indicator
(墌 pg. 57)
During Still Image Recording Only
640 FINE
PHOTO
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 22)
b Focus Indicator (墌 pg. 22)
c Image Size: 1280 (1280 x 960), 1024 (1024 x
768), 640 (640 x 480) (墌 pg. 59)
d Picture Quality: FINE (fine) or STD
(standard) (墌 pg. 59)
e Remaining Number of Shots (墌 pg. 71)
f
: Continuous Shooting Mode Indicator
(墌 pg. 23)
g Shooting Indicator (墌 pg. 22)
h Self-Timer Recording Indicator (墌 pg. 59)
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During Still Image Playback
11:30
10.11.2006
2006
11:30
10.11.2006
2006
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 28)
b
: Playlist Playback Indicator (Appears
when playing back a playlist. 墌 pg. 46)
: Event Search Playback Indicator
(Appears when playing back a video file from
the event search. 墌 pg. 31)
: Date Search Playback Indicator
(Appears when playing back a video file from
the date search. 墌 pg. 30)
c Picture Quality: [U] (ultra fine), [F] (fine), [N]
(normal), [E] (economy) (墌 pg. 57)
d Playback Mode (墌 pg. 29)
U : Playback
9 : Pause
5 : Forward High-Speed Search
3 : Reverse High-Speed Search
9U : Forward Slow-Motion
Y9 : Reverse Slow-Motion
(The number on the left shows speed.)
e Counter (墌 pg. 56)
f Volume Level Indicator
g Battery Indicator (墌 pg. 64)
h Date/Time (墌 pg. 56)
i Selected Medium Indicator (墌 pg. 17, 56)
j Drop Detection Indicator (Appears when
[DROP DETECTION] is set to [OFF].)
(墌 pg. 55)
k Effect Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 36)
l Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator (墌 pg. 36)
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 32)
b Folder/File Number
c Slide Show Playback Indicator (墌 pg. 33)
d Battery Indicator (墌 pg. 64)
e Date/Time (墌 pg. 56)
f Selected Medium Indicator (墌 pg. 17, 56)
g Drop Detection Indicator (Appears when
[DROP DETECTION] is set to [OFF].)
(墌 pg. 55)
h Effect Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 36)
GETTING STARTED
During Video Playback
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Necessary Settings before Use
Be sure to configure the following three settings
before use.
Charge the battery pack by
connecting to the AC adapter.
Open the cover.
Power Related Preparations
(Using the Battery Pack)
1
3
DC
Connector
Set the power switch to OFF.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Power off
Playback
Recording
Lock button
2
To AC Outlet
(110V to 240V)
Attach the battery pack.
Slide the battery pack down until it locks in
place.
Bottom of the Camera
BATT.
AC Adapter
(ex. AP-V17E)*
* If the provided AC adapter is AP-V14E,
connect the power cord to the AC adapter,
and plug the power cord into an AC outlet.
● The power/charge lamp blinks to indicate
charging has started.
● When the lamp goes out, charging is
finished. Unplug the AC adapter (or the
power cord) from the AC outlet and
disconnect the AC adapter from the camera.
To detach the battery pack
Slide and hold BATT. (墌 step 2), then remove
the battery pack.
Controls in this section
Power/Charge Lamp
Power Switch
To check the remaining battery power
(墌 pg. 16)
Required charging / recording time
Battery pack
Charging time
Recording
time
BN-VF707U
(Provided)
1 hr. 30 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
(1 hr. 5 min.)
BN-VF714U
2 hr. 40 min.
2 hr. 25 min.
(2 hr. 20 min.)
BN-VF733U
5 hr. 40 min.
5 hr. 50 min.
(5 hr. 30 min.)
The times shown above are approximate times.
The values within ( ) are the times when the
LED light is on.
NOTE:
INDEX
/
/
/
/ 49
MENU
You can also use the camera with just the AC
adapter.
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Date/Time Setting
The language on the display can be changed.
(墌 pg. 56)
1
2
Open the LCD monitor. (墌 pg. 10)
Set the power switch to
or
.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Power off
Playback
The recording start date/time is recorded on the
video/still image file and it can be checked by
pressing INFO. (墌 pg. 28, 32)
In addition, you can find the desired file from
the date index screen. (墌 pg. 30)
After performing step 1-4 in “Language
Setting” (墌 pg. 15)
5
Select [CLOCK ADJUST].
DATE
Lock button
Set
3
CLOCK ADJUST
Select
Recording
31
TIME
01 2006 11 : 07
CAMERA SETTING
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
6
REGISTER EVENT
Set the date and time.
Select
QUALITY
WIND CUT
Set
4
Select [DATE/DISPLAY].
Select
SCENE COUNTER
Set
Repeat this step to input the month, day,
year, hour and minute.
DATE/TIME
LANGUAGE
CLOCK ADJUST
7
DATE DISPLAY ORDER
5
Select [LANGUAGE].
Select
Set
6
ENGLISH
Select the desired language.
You have now finished configuring the
necessary settings.
To use the camera right away
To record videos (墌 pg. 18)
To record still images (墌 pg. 22)
Select
Set
7
To configure other settings (墌 pg. 16)
GETTING STARTED
Language Setting
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Other Settings
Check which buttons to use in the illustration of
“Controls in this section” on page 14.
Data Battery System
You can check the remaining battery power and
the recordable time.
Grip Adjustment
Open the pad and make grip adjustments.
When the battery is attached
1
Set the power switch to OFF.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Power off
Playback
Recording
Lock button
2
BATTERY CONDITION
100%
MAX TIME
Tripod Mounting
50%
min
0%
Bottom of the
Camera
Align the camera
stud hole with the
tripod stud, and the
mounting socket
with the screw, and
then rotate the
camera clockwise to
mount it to the
tripod.
NOTE:
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camera.
NOTES:
● Battery information is displayed for approx. 5
seconds if the button is pressed and released
quickly, and for approx. 15 seconds if the button
is pressed and held for several seconds.
● If “COMMUNICATING ERROR” appears
instead of the battery status even though you
tried to press
several times, there may be a
problem with your battery. In such a case,
consult your nearest JVC dealer.
● The recordable time display should only be
used as a guide. It is displayed in 10 minute
units.
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By default, the HDD is set as the recording
medium. If you want to record to an SD card,
the following three operations need to be
performed.
Change the recording medium
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
1
or
.
DIS
CAMERA SETTING
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
NOTE:
For details on compatible SD cards, see “Check
the compatibility of recording media” (墌 pg. 3).
DATE/DISPLAY
REGISTER EVENT
QUALITY
2
Select [REC MEDIA SETTING].
Select
Insert an SD card
COPY/MOVE
0
Set
Insert and remove the SD card only while the
power is turned off. Otherwise, data on the card
may be corrupted.
1
Open the SD card cover.
VIDEO MODE
IMAGE MODE
FORMAT
CLEAN UP
3
Bottom of the
Camera
Select [VIDEO MODE] or [IMAGE
MODE].
Select
Set
2
NO. RESET
4
Firmly insert the card with its clipped
edge first.
SD
HDD
Select [SD].
Select
Set
Clipped Edge
Do not touch the terminal on the reverse
side of the label.
3
Close the SD card cover.
5
To change the recording medium back to
the HDD
Select [HDD] in step 4.
\
To remove an SD card
Push the SD card once.
After the card comes out a little, pull it out.
Format an SD card when using it for
the first time
This will also ensure stable speeds and
operation when accessing the SD card.
For details on how to format an SD card, see
“Formatting a Recording Medium” (墌 pg. 41).
GETTING STARTED
When Using an SD Card
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Video Recording
Preparation: Open the LCD monitor. (墌 pg. 10)
1
Set the power switch to
.
Slide while pressing down the lock
button.
2
Power off
: Video mode
● The camera is programmed to record
videos on the built-in hard disk when
it is shipped from the factory. To
change the recording medium, see
page 17.
Recording
Lock button
Zoom Lever
3
Press the REC/SNAP button
to start recording.
[7h10m]
● Approximate remaining time for
recording appears.
INDEX
/
/
/
.
: Still image mode
Playback
LIGHT/INFO
Set the MODE switch to
/49
MENU
To stop recording
Press the REC/SNAP button again.
To change the picture quality (墌 pg. 57)
To register a file to an event (墌 pg. 19)
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● By default, the camera is set to record videos in
4:3 size. To record videos in 16:9 size, see
“Changing the Screen Size” (墌 pg. 20).
● If the camera is not operated for 5 minutes
while the power is on using the battery pack, it
turns itself off automatically to conserve power.
To turn the camera on again, set the power
switch to OFF, then to
or
. When using
the AC adapter, the camera enters the sleep
mode (the access lamp lights and the LCD
monitor turns off). To cancel the sleep mode,
perform any operation such as zooming.
● When the camera heats up, the 7REC
indicator flashes. If the camera continues to
heat up, shooting may be stopped to protect the
recording medium. In this case, turn off the
power, and then wait until the camera cools
down.
● If data cannot be recorded or saved properly,
the video files are not saved to the [SD_VIDEO]
folder, which is for regular videos. Instead, the
files are saved to the [EXTMOV] folder. To play
back these files, see “To Play Back Files in the
[EXTMOV] Folder” (墌 pg. 31).
● Video files are given the names
MOV_001.MOD to MOV_009.MOD,
MOV_00A.MOD to MOV_00F.MOD, and
MOV_010.MOD in order of recording.
● After recording video for 12 consecutive hours,
recording stops automatically.
● A new file will be created for every 4 GB of
continuous shooting.
● This camera records video in MPEG2 format
compliant with SD-VIDEO format. Remember
that this camera is not compatible with other
digital video formats.
● Before recording important video, be sure to
make a trial recording.
● Do not move or shake the camera suddenly
during recording. If you do so, the sound of the
hard disk drive may be recorded.
Registering Files to Events
If you select an event to register the file to
before starting recording, the file will be
registered to the selected event, thus making
the file easy to find at playback. There are up to
3 different destinations within each event (for
example: BABY1, BABY2, BABY3).
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
.
.
1
2
Select [REGISTER EVENT].
Select
Set
3
Select [ON/SELECT].
SELECT EVENT
Select
Set
VACATION
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
NON SECTION
4
1/3
1
NEXT PAGE
Select the event that you want to
register the file to.
Select
Set
● To select a different destination, select
[NEXT PAGE].
● To cancel the event registration, select
[NON SECTION].
The selected event is displayed on the
screen. Press the REC/SNAP button to
start recording.
To search by event for a file to play back
(墌 pg. 31)
NOTE:
Once you select to register a file to a certain
event, the setting will remain even if you turn the
power off. Unless you change the setting, you will
register a file to the same event that you had
previously selected.
RECORDING
NOTES:
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Video Recording (Continued)
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Zooming
ATTENTION:
While recording
Zoom in
Zoom out
Videos which have been recorded in 16:9 mode
may appear to be slightly vertically stretched on a
4:3 screen TV. Record videos in 4:3 size if playing
back on a 4:3 screen TV.
NOTES:
W: Wide angle
T: Telephoto
● You can zoom in up to 15x by using the optical
zoom.
● Zoom magnification over 15x is done through
digital image processing, and is therefore called
digital zoom. Digital zooming is possible up to
700x. Set [ZOOM] to [60X] or [700X]. (墌 pg. 57)
Optical zoom (up to 15x)
● If the recording mode is set to ECONOMY, you
cannot change the screen size.
● If you want to burn the recorded videos onto
DVD discs, it is recommended not to mix 16:9
size videos and 4:3 size videos.
● If you record videos in 16:9 size, the image may
appear to be slightly vertically stretched when
playing back on TV with the 4:3 screen.
LED Light
If you select to use this function, the LED light
turns on to improve visibility during shooting.
1
15
700
Digital zoom (up to 700x)
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
.
.
16:9
NOTES:
● Macro shooting is possible as close as approx.
5 cm to the subject when the zoom lever is set
all the way to W.
● When you zoom into a subject close to the lens,
the camera may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance to the subject. In this
case, set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]. (墌 pg. 57)
Each time you press the button, setting
changes.
The light remains on regardless
of the surrounding conditions.
Changing the Screen Size
You can record videos at 4:3 size and 16:9 size.
By default, the camera is set to record videos at
the 4:3 size.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
.
.
16:9
Each press switches the screen size.
The light turns on automatically
when shooting in insufficient light
conditions.
No
display
Disables this function.
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Deleting a File
The file most recently recorded will be deleted.
Checking the Remaining Space on the
Recording Media
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
After the recording is finished
1
DELETE?
EXECUTE
21
.
.
Example: When checking the HDD space
MAX RECORDING TIME
2
Select [EXECUTE].
FREE
USED
Select
Set
NOTE:
If the recording mode (video or still image) is
switched, or the power is turned off and on again
after recording, you cannot delete the file.
The maximum recording time is displayed for
each picture quality mode, and the remaining
space is indicated by a pie chart.
Displayed picture quality mode
: ULTRA FINE
: FINE
: NORMAL
: ECONOMY
For details on the picture quality, see page 71.
To return to the normal screen
Press the
button again.
RECORDING
CANCEL
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Still Image Recording
Preparation: Open the LCD monitor. (墌 pg. 10)
1
Set the power switch to
Slide while pressing down the lock
button.
.
2
Set the MODE switch to
.
: Video mode
: Still image mode
Power off
Playback
● The camera is programmed to record still
images on the built-in hard disk when it is
shipped from the factory. To change the
recording medium, see page 17.
Recording
Lock button
Zoom Lever
3
Press the REC/SNAP button
to start recording.
40 FINE
PHOTO
The PHOTO indicator appears during
recording.
LIGHT/INFO
● To check how the image looks before
recording, press the REC/SNAP button
halfway and hold. The
indicator
appears and becomes green when the
captured image is focused. To cancel the
recording, release the REC/SNAP button.
To record it on the recording medium,
press the REC/SNAP button fully.
To change the picture quality (墌 pg. 59)
NOTES:
● Still images are recorded at 4:3 size. They cannot be recorded at 16:9 size.
● If the camera is not operated for 5 minutes while the power is on using the battery pack, it turns itself off
automatically to conserve power. To turn the camera on again, set the power switch to OFF, then to
or
. When using the AC adapter, the camera enters the sleep mode (the access lamp lights and the
LCD monitor turns off). To cancel the sleep mode, perform any operation such as zooming.
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Zooming
LED Light
While recording
Zoom in
Zoom out
If you select to use this function, the LED light
turns on to improve visibility during shooting.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
W: Wide angle
.
.
Each time you press the button, setting
changes.
Continuous Shooting
The light remains on regardless
of the surrounding conditions.
If the continuous shooting mode is set to on,
keeping the REC/SNAP button pressed in
step 3 (墌 pg. 22) provides an effect similar to
serial photography. (Interval between still
images: approx. 0.3 seconds)
No
display
.
.
Set the [CONTINUOUS SHOOTING] to
[ON]. (墌 pg. 59)
40 FINE
The light turns on automatically
when shooting in insufficient light
conditions.
The
indicator
appears.
Disables this function.
Deleting a File
The file most recently recorded will be deleted.
After the recording is finished
1
DELETE?
● Continuous shooting may not work well
depending on the recording medium.
● The continuous shooting speed will drop if this
function is used repeatedly.
EXECUTE
CANCEL
2
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
NOTE:
If the recording mode (video or still image) is
switched, or the power is turned off and on again
after recording, you cannot delete the file.
RECORDING
T: Telephoto
● You can zoom up to 15x by using the optical
zoom.
● Digital zoom (墌 pg. 20) is not available.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
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Manual Recording
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About manual recording mode
This mode enables you to set the focus and
screen brightness manually. You need to switch
to this mode because auto recording mode,
which adjusts these settings automatically, is
selected by default.
To change to manual recording mode
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
Manual Setting in MSET Menu
You can use manual recording functions easily
by selecting items in the MSET menus.
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 24)
1
16:9
AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO
AE
AF
WB S.SP
16:9
2
OFF
P.AE
OFF
EF
Select the desired menu.
Select
Press twice.
The
[0h56m]
0
Set
indicator appears.
AUTO
AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO
AE
AF
WB S.SP
To return to the auto recording mode
Press the AUTO button so that the indicator
appears.
P
For details on each menu, see pages 25 and
26.
3
Select the desired setting.
0
AUTO
AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO
AE
AF
WB S.SP
Depending on the kind of settings you select,
you can set the value with / after
selecting.
Controls in this section
4
Power Switch
MODE Switch
5
The menu disappears and the indicator for
the set function appears.
/
/
/
/ 49
AUTO
P
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MSET Menu
AE
(Manual Exposure)
Adjusts the brightness.
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
For video recording
[AUTO]: The brightness is adjusted automatically.
–6 to +6: Corrects the brightness within this range in increments of 1.
Use / to set the value.
For still image recording
[±0]: The brightness is not adjusted.
–2.0 to +2.0 (EV): Corrects the brightness within this range in
increments of 1/3EV. Use / to set the value.
To lock the exposure
When the menu disappears after you finish configuring the setting,
press and hold 49 for more than 2 seconds. The indicator appears.
AF
(Manual Focus)
Adjusts the focus.
[AUTO]: The focus is adjusted automatically.
: Adjusts the focus manually. Use / to set the focus.
(When zooming, the subject will not go out of focus if you adjust the
focus at the telephoto (T) side before zooming to the wide-angle (W)
side.)
WB
(White Balance)
Adjusts the white
balance to achieve the
optimum colours for the
amount of light in your
surroundings during
recording.
[AUTO]: White balance is adjusted automatically.
MWB: Adjusts the white balance manually depending on the light
source.
1) Hold a sheet of plain white paper
White paper
in front of the subject. Adjust the
zoom, or position yourself so that
the white paper fills the screen.
2) Press and hold 49 until the
indicator starts blinking then
stops blinking.
FINE: When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
CLOUD: When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
HALOGEN: When a video light or similar type of lighting is used.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
RECORDING
Menus
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Manual Recording (Continued)
MSET Menu (Continued)
Menus
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
S.SP
(Shutter Speed)
A fast shutter speed
can freeze the motion
of a fast-moving
subject, and a slow
shutter speed can blur
the subject to give the
impression of motion.
[AUTO]: The shutter speed is adjusted automatically.
1/2 to 1/4000 (For video recording) /
1/2 to 1/500 (For still image recording):
The smaller the value, the faster the shutter speed. Use
the value.
P.AE
(Program AE)
You can use the
program AE settings for
specific shooting
situations.
[OFF]: The brightness is adjusted automatically.
SPORTS: Records fast moving subjects clearly.
SNOW: Compensates for subjects that may appear too dark when
shooting in extremely bright surroundings, such as in snow.
SPOTLIGHT: Select this when a spotlight makes a subject appear
too bright.
TWILIGHT: Makes evening scenes look more natural.
EF
(Effect)
You can record videos
or still images with
special effects.
[OFF]: No effect is used.
SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos.
MONOTONE: The image becomes black and white like old
movies.
CLASSIC FILM*: This effect skips frames to give images of an old
movie atmosphere.
STROBE*: The image looks like a series of consecutive
snapshots.
/
to set
NOTE:
It is recommended to use the tripod (墌 pg. 16) when recording with a slow
shutter speed.
* Not available for still image recording.
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Nightscope
27
Spot Exposure Control
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted
from 1/2 to 1/30 seconds. It enables recording
with low light levels in dim locations.
Selection of a spot metering area enables more
precise exposure compensation. You can select
one of the three metering areas.
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 24)
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 24)
1
16:9
RECORDING
16:9
Press twice.
The
indicator appears.
To cancel nightscope
Press
(NIGHT) so that the
disappears.
The
indicator
2
indicator appears.
Select the desired spot metering area
frame.
16:9
[0h56m]
Select
NOTE:
It is recommended to use the tripod (墌 pg. 16)
when recording with a slow shutter speed.
Set
Backlight Compensation
Backlight compensation brightens the subject
quickly. With a simple operation, dark portions
of the subject are brightened by increasing the
exposure.
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 24)
16:9
The
indicator appears.
To cancel backlight compensation
Press
( ) twice so that the
indicator
disappears.
To lock the exposure
After you finish configuring the setting, press
and hold 49 for more than 2 seconds. The
indicator appears.
To cancel spot exposure control
Press
( ) once so that the
indicator
disappears.
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1
Set the power switch to
.
Slide while pressing down the lock
button.
Power off
2
Set the MODE switch to
.
: Video mode
: Still image mode
Playback
Recording
VIDEO
53/53
Lock button
Index screen for
videos
Zoom Lever/Speaker
Volume Control
LIGHT/INFO
● To change the medium to be played back,
see page 17.
3
Press / / / to select the
desired file, then press 49.
Select
Set
● To pause playback, press 49 again.
INDEX
To return to the index screen
Press INDEX when playback is paused.
To adjust the speaker volume
During playback, slide the speaker volume control towards + to turn the volume up, or towards – to
turn the volume down.
To turn the date display on/off
Set [DATE/TIME] to [ON], [AUTO] or [OFF]. (墌 pg. 56)
To check the file information
Press INFO when playback is paused. (墌 pg. 39)
NOTES:
● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD monitor or on a connected TV. (墌 pg. 34)
● At the junctions between scenes, the image may stop momentarily or the sound may be interrupted.
However, this is not a malfunction.
● When the camera heats up, the U indicator flashes. If the camera continues to heat up, playback may
be stopped to protect the recording medium. In this case, turn off the camera power, and then wait until
the camera cools down.
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Various Operations during Playback
To resume normal playback, press 49.
Still playback (Pause)
29
Slow motion playback
While playback is paused
Press and hold.
Backward
Forward
Playback zoom
Search playback
You can magnify the playback image up to 5x.
While playback is paused
Backward
● Pressing / repeatedly increases the
search speed. (–60x to +60x)
Locating the start point of the file or
skipping the file
Backward
Forward
Frame-by-frame playback
While playback is paused
Backward
Forward
● Pressing / repeatedly advances or
reverses the still picture frame by frame.
Full view of the image
The
mark indicates the centre point of the
magnified area.
● Press
/ / / to move to the magnified
area you want to view.
● To zoom out, slide the zoom lever towards W.
PLAYBACK
Forward
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Video Playback (Continued)
Date Index Screen
File Search Function
One-touch operation enables you to switch the
index screen to the date index screen or event
screen for the convenient file search.
To change the display
You can search the desired file by the recording
date.
After displaying the date index screen in “To
change the display” (墌 pg. 30)
1
On the index screen
Select the recording date.
SEARCH DATE
Each press switches the screen.
Index
screen
Date index
screen
Event
screen
2
3
07
07
2006
13
08
2006
20
08
2006
23
08
2006
02
09
2006
20.08.2006
1/7
Select the desired file.
Select
Set
● During playback,
mark appears on
the top left corner of the screen.
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Event Screen
You can search the desired file by the event that
you registered the file to when recording.
(墌 pg. 19) After searching by the event, you
can search by the recording date to narrow
down the search.
After displaying the event screen in “To
change the display” (墌 pg. 30)
1
Select the event.
SEARCH EVENT
31
To Play Back Files in the [EXTMOV]
Folder
If data cannot be recorded properly, the video
files are saved to the [EXTMOV] folder.
(墌 pg. 19)
1 Press the REC/SNAP button while the
index screen is displayed.
2 After [MPG] is displayed, press
/ /
/ to select the file you want to play,
then press 49.
1/3
VACATION
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
NEXT PAGE
To return to the index screen
Press the REC/SNAP button again.
● The file information and playlist creation functions
are not available for files in the [EXTMOV] folder.
2
SEARCH EVENT
1
Deleting a Video File
ALL SCENES
07
3
07
2006
13
08
2006
20
08
2006
02
09
2006
Preparation:
Pause the playback. Alternatively, select the file
on the index screen.
1
Select the recording date.
Select
PLAYBACK
● To move to the next page, select [NEXT
PAGE].
20.08.2006
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DELETE?
Remaining files: 0059
EXECUTE
Set
CANCEL
● To display all the files, select [ALL
SCENES].
4
Select the desired file.
Select
Set
● During playback,
mark appears on the
top left corner of the screen.
To change the event registration of a file
(墌 pg. 43)
You can select the file that you want to
delete by pressing / .
2
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
To exit the file delete screen
Select [CANCEL] in step 2.
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Still Image Playback
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1
Set the power switch to
2
.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Set the MODE switch to
.
: Video mode
Power off
: Still image mode
Playback
Recording
Lock button
LIGHT/INFO
IMAGE
53/53
Index screen for
still image
Zoom Lever
● To change the medium to be played back,
see page 17.
3
Press / / / to select the
desired file, then press 49.
Select
Set
● Press
/
to display the previous/
next file.
INDEX
To return to the index screen
Press INDEX.
To turn the date/time display on/off
Set [DATE/TIME] to [ON], [AUTO] or [OFF]. (墌 pg. 56)
To check the file information
Press INFO when playback is paused. (墌 pg. 39)
File Search Function
One-touch operation enables you to switch the index
screen to the date index screen for the convenient file
search.
● The event screen cannot be used for still images.
For details on operations, see page 30.
Index
screen
Date index
screen
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Slide Show
33
Playback Zoom
You can playback all the images stored in the
recording media automatically.
You can magnify the playback image up to 5x.
During playback
During playback
To end the slide show
Press 49 again.
Full view of the image
The
mark indicates the centre point of the
magnified area.
● Press
/ / / to move to the magnified
area you want to view.
● To zoom out, slide the zoom lever towards W.
Image Rotation
You can rotate a still image clockwise or
counterclockwise.
During playback
Counterclockwise
Deleting a Still Image File
Preparation:
Playback the still image. Alternatively, select the
file on the index screen.
1
DELETE?
Clockwise
Remaining files: 0059
● Each time you press
rotates (90°
180°
or
, the image
270°
0°).
EXECUTE
CANCEL
You can select the file that you want to
delete by pressing / .
2
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
To exit the file delete screen
Select [CANCEL] in step 2.
PLAYBACK
● During the slide show, pressing
displays
files in descending order, and pressing
displays files in ascending order.
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Watching Images on TV/Remote Control
34 EN
Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder
Make sure all units are turned off before connecting.
Open the cover.
Connect the cable so that the colours of the
terminals and connectors match.
(White: audio left, red: audio right, yellow: video)
AV Connector
S Connector
AV Cable
(provided)
AV Input Terminal for TV,
VCR, or DVD Recorder
S-Video Cable (optional)
Enables playback of even higher quality.
When connecting the camera to a
VCR/DVD recorder, also check the
connection between the VCR/DVD
recorder and the TV.
NOTES:
● The S-Video cable is optional. Be sure to use the YTU94146A S-Video cable. Consult the JVC Service
Centre described on the sheet included in the package for details on its availability. Make sure to
connect the end with a core filter to the camera. The core filter reduces interference.
● It is recommended to use the AC adapter as the power supply instead of the battery pack. (墌 pg. 14)
● To connect the camera to a PC, refer to SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND USB CONNECTION GUIDE.
● This camera is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used with a
television of a different standard.
● When using S-video cable, also connect the AV cable.
Playback on TV
After connecting the camera to the TV in “Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder” (墌 pg. 34)
1
2
3
4
Turn on the camera and the TV.
Set the TV to its VIDEO mode.
(Only when connecting the camera to the VCR/DVD recorder)
Turn on the VCR/DVD recorder, and set the VCR/DVD recorder to its AUX input
mode.
Start playback on the camera. (墌 pg. 28, 32)
NOTE:
If the aspect ratio of the video you are playing is strange and the screen size can be changed on the TV,
make adjustments on the TV.
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Playback Using the Remote Control
35
Buttons and Functions
A battery is included inside the remote control
at the time of purchase.
Remove the insulation sheet before use.
Beam Effective Area
Remote Sensor
NOTE:
The transmitted beam may not be effective or
may cause incorrect operation when the remote
sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful
lighting.
To Reinsert the Battery
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
Pull out the battery holder
by pressing the lock tab.
A Infrared Beam Transmitting Window
B ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
Zoom In/Out (墌 pg. 20, 23)
C Up Button
Rotate Button (counterclockwise) (墌 pg. 33)
D Skip Backward Button
E Left Button
F Back Button
G PLAYLIST Button (墌 pg. 44)
H START/STOP Button
I SNAPSHOT Button (墌 pg. 22)
J INFO Button (墌 pg. 39)
K Skip Forward Button
L PLAY/PAUSE Button
M Right Button
N Next Button
O Down Button
Rotate Button (clockwise) (墌 pg. 33)
Lock Tab
P INDEX Button
Q DATE Button
PLAYBACK
Effective distance for
indoor use:
5m
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Playback with Special Effects
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You can add the following two types of special
effects before playback.
Wipe or fader effects
Add effects at the beginning and end of videos.
These effects cannot be set for still images.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
1
DATE/DISPLAY
CHANGE EVENT REG.
PLAYLIST
Playback effects
Add effects that, for example, alter the colour
tones of videos.
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
2
Select [WIPE/FADER] (Video only) or
[EFFECT].
Select
WIPE:DOOR
WIPE:SCROLL
WIPE:SHUTTER
Set
OFF OFF
FADER:WHITE
FADER:BLACK
FADER:B.W
3
Select a desired effect.
Select
Set
For details on each effect, see page 37.
4
To turn off the effect
Select [OFF] in step 3.
Controls in this section
Power Switch
MODE Switch
/
/
/
/ 49
MENU
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37
[WIPE/FADER]
Details
FADER:WHITE
Fade in or out with a white screen.
FADER:BLACK
Fade in or out with a black screen.
FADER:B.W
Fade in to a colour screen from a black and white screen, or fade out
from colour to black and white.
WIPE:CORNER
Wipe in on a black screen from the upper right to the lower left corner,
or wipe out from lower left to upper right, leaving a black screen.
WIPE:WINDOW
The scene starts in the centre of a black screen and wipes in toward
the corners, or comes in from the corners, gradually wiping out to the
centre.
WIPE:SLIDE
Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out from left to right.
WIPE:DOOR
Wipe in as the two halves of a black screen open to the left and right,
revealing the scene, or wipe out so the black screen reappears from
left and right to cover the scene.
WIPE:SCROLL
The scene wipes in from the bottom to the top of a black screen, or
wipes out from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.
WIPE:SHUTTER
Wipe in from the centre of a black screen toward the top and bottom,
or wipe out from the top and bottom toward the centre leaving a black
screen.
[EFFECT]
Menus
Details
SEPIA
The image is given a brownish tint like an old photo.
MONOTONE
The image becomes black and white like an old movie.
CLASSIC FILM*
The image is given an old movie atmosphere by the effect of skipping
frames.
STROBE*
The image looks like a series of consecutive snapshots.
*Not available for still image recording.
PLAYBACK
Menus
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Managing Files
38 EN
You can directly manage recorded files in the
camera.
CAUTION:
Do not remove the recording medium or perform
any other operation (such as turning off the
power) while accessing files. Also, be sure to use
the provided AC adapter, as the data on the
recording medium may be corrupted if the
battery becomes exhausted during operation. If
the data on the recording medium becomes
corrupted, format the recording medium.
(墌 pg. 41)
Deleting Files
Deleting with the
Button
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
1
Select the file to be deleted.
VIDEO
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2
DELETE?
Remaining files: 0059
EXECUTE
CANCEL
You can select the file that you want to
delete by pressing / .
3
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
Controls in this section
To exit the file delete screen
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
MODE Switch
Power Switch
/
49
/
/
Zoom Lever
If you press
during recording mode, the file
recorded most recently will be deleted. However,
if the recording mode (video or still image) is
switched or the power is turned off and on again
after recording, you cannot delete the file.
/
LIGHT/INFO
NOTE:
MENU
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4
Deleting on Menu Screen
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
Select [EXECUTE].
If [FILE SELECT] was selected in step 3,
select [EXECUTE AND QUIT].
Select
Set
1
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
2
39
NOTES:
● Protected files cannot be deleted. To delete
them, release the protection first. (墌 pg. 40)
● Once files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
Check files before deleting.
Select [DELETE].
Select
DELETE ALL
Set
CURRENT
Viewing File Information
3
Preparation:
● For video files: Pause the playback.
Alternatively, select the file on the index
screen.
● For still images: Playback the still image.
Alternatively, select the file on the index
screen.
Select the desired menu.
Select
Set
● [CURRENT]:
Currently displayed file is deleted. You can
select the previous or next file by pressing
/ .
● [FILE SELECT]:
You can choose multiple files to delete from
the index screen.
1) Press
/ / / to select the file you
want to delete, then press 49.
• The
mark appears on the file. To
select other files, repeat this step.
• If you slide the zoom lever towards T, the
preview screen is displayed. Sliding the
zoom lever towards W returns to the
index screen.
FILE
FOLDER
DATE/TIME
PB TIME
QUALITY
PROTECT
: MOV D0A. MOD
: PRG 001
: 01. 01.06 12:00
: 0:20:05
: ULTRA FINE
: OFF
Video Files
FILE: File name
FOLDER: Folder name
DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording
PB TIME: Playback time (length of the file)
QUALITY: Image quality (墌 pg. 57)
PROTECT: File protection status (墌 pg. 40)
2) Press MENU.
● [DELETE ALL]:
All files are deleted.
Still Image Files
DELETE?
Remaining files: 0059
EXECUTE
CANCEL
FILE: File name
FOLDER: Folder name
DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording
SIZE: Image size (墌 pg. 59)
QUALITY: Image quality (墌 pg. 59)
PROTECT: File protection status (墌 pg. 40)
To turn off the file information display
Press INFO again.
EDITING/PRINTING
FILE SELECT
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Managing Files (Continued)
Protecting Files from Accidental Erasure
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
4
Select [EXECUTE].
If [FILE SELECT] was selected in step 3,
select [QUIT].
Select
Set
1
PLAYLIST
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
2
Select [PROTECT].
Select
CANCEL ALL
Set
Select the protected file in step 3.
To release protection of all files
1) In step 3, select [CANCEL ALL], then press
49.
2) Press
/
to select [EXECUTE], then
press 49.
CURRENT
FILE SELECT
PROTECT ALL
3
To release protection
NOTE:
For an SD card, you can use the write/erase
protection tab to set protection. To protect all the
files, slide the tab to the “LOCK” position.
Select the desired menu.
Select
Write/erase protection tab
Set
● [CURRENT]:
Currently displayed file is protected. You
can select the previous or next file by
p