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WR-MG88U
Marine Case
Unterwassergehäuse
Boîtier sous-marin
Onderwaterhuis
Carcasa submarina
Custodia subacquea
Caixa Aquática
Vandtæt kameraetui
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ENGLISH
Undervattenshus
Marine kassen
Podvodní pouzdro
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Бокс для подводной съемки
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In order to use this product safely
Preparation (墌 pg. 4)
• Check that there is no dirt, cracks, or damage to
the O-ring.
• Always apply grease to the O-ring.
Attaching the Marine Case to the Camera
(墌 pg. 5)
• Make sure that the O-ring is not twisted, and that
you do not forget to attach it.
• When tightening the seal, make sure there are no
foreign objects caught in the seal.
Recording the Video/Still Image Files (墌 pg. 6)
• Avoid opening and closing the marine case in the
shooting location.
• When holding the marine case, lower it gently into
the water.
Detaching the Marine Case/Maintenance
(墌 pg. 7)
• Always wash the marine case in fresh water after
use.
• Perform maintenance on the O-ring.
If water leaks into the case due to careless use of
the marine case, JVC cannot accept responsibility
for any damage that may occur to the internal
equipment and materials (video camera, SD
card etc), or any expenses incurred in taking the
photographs/video. Therefore, please be careful
when using the marine case.
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Safety Precaution
Before use, this unit must be pretested to check if there is any
water leakage.
Please read before use
This marine case is a precision instrument designed
to permit safe video recording under high water
pressure. Please pay careful attention when handling
the unit before and after use, as explained in this
user’s manual.
Each part of the marine case has been subject to
strict controls during the manufacturing process, and
the individual functions have faced stringent tests
during the assembly process. Each marine case
has also had to pass waterproof inspections using
high-pressure water testers. However, damage can
sometimes occur during transport and distribution,
or during storage after purchase, so before diving
always carry out the following preuse test to verify
safety.
Pre-use test
Be sure to perform the following pre-use test
before diving.
1. Before mounting the camera inside the marine
case, dive with only the empty marine case
and test for water leaks.
Allow 5 or 6 minutes to ensure there are no leaks.
Be sure to perform this test to ensure the safety
of your camera.
2. The following are some common causes of
water leaks:
A. The marine case is used without attaching the
O-ring.
B. The O-ring is not mounted in the correct
position.
C. The O-ring is damaged or deformed.
D. There is sand, dirt, hair or other foreign matter
on the O-ring.
E. There is sand, dirt, hair or other foreign matter
on the contact surface of the O-ring or on the
inside of the lid.
F. The provided strap or silica gel bag is pinched
inside the marine case when the lid is closed.
3. Check that there are no scratches or cracks
on the marine case every time you use it.
The marine case must withstand water pressure
with use. Repeated exposure to pressure
eventully leads to material fatigue, which may
result in damage of the marine case. Every time
you use the marine case, check in advance
that there are no scratches or cracks. If you
frequently use the marine case, be sure to ask for
maintenance at the store of purchase. (There is a
charge for maintenance.)
To protect your camera and ensure optimum use,
keep the examples listed above in mind when using
the marine case.
JVC accepts no responsibility for water leakage or
damage to anything inside the marine case (camera,
SD card, etc.) due to careless usage of
this product. Be sure to follow correct procedures
when using the marine case.
Accessories
• Glass cleaner (to prevent “steaming up”)
• Cleaning fluid (to remove dirt)
• Silicone grease
• Silicone cloth
• Silica gel (Preservative)
• Lens tissue paper
• Swab
• Strap
• 2 O-rings : 1 Spare
• Base (A,B)
The attachment base differs
depending on the model of
camera that you have.
• Grip
Commercially available
lights and weights can also
be attached.
• Pick
• Screw tightening key
• 2 hexagonal wrenches
Large: for assembling grip
Small: buckle opener
• Lens hood
Only attached to certain
types of cameras.
Maintenance Kit – Sold Separately (Part
Number: MG8_MTKIT)
You can purchase the following set of expendable
parts. Please contact your local JVC service
representative.
• O-Ring x2
• Silicone grease (5 g) x1
• Silica Gel (preservative) (2 g) x5
• Lens tissue paper (50 sheets) x1
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Index
Preparation
1
Inspect the main casing for scratches and
cracks etc.
Apply 2 or 3 drops of the glass cleaner provided
onto one of the lens tissues or a clean cloth, and
wipe the inner side of the marine case front glass.
Strap
Front glass
2
Using the supplied pick, remove the O-ring from
the main case.
Bottom view
Main casing grip:
Attach the included strap as shown in the diagram
above.
Zoom lever
Ring:
Commercially available filters (67mm diameter)
etc can be attached.
Buckles (4 places):
Seal the marine case.
Grip attachment holes:
You can attach the included grip, or commercially
available weights etc.
Still image shooting button
Video recording start/stop button
Power/mode switch lever:
Turns camera’s power on/off, or switches video or
still mode.
4
Check the O-ring.
Check the O-ring, O-ring contact surface, and
groove in which the O-ring fits for dirt, scratches,
or damage etc. visually and by touching with your
finger.
3
Apply grease to the O-ring and re-attach.
4
Close the empty marine case (no camera
inside).
5
Place the marine case in water, and check
that there are no water leaks.
Attaching the Marine Case to the Camera
1
5
Insert the camera into the marine case.
Inserting the provided silica gel between the
camera and marine case prevents the inside of
the marine case from steaming up.
Pull the power/mode switch lever of the
marine case in the direction of the arrow
( ), and rotate it to lock it ( ).
Silica gel
If the power/mode switch lever is not locked,
it may touch or damage the camera when the
camera is put into the case.
Tighten the
grip belt.
Base attachment groove
Base
Marine case internal base
2
For cameras that are equipped with Base A,
attach the lens hood.
Attach the base in the correct way for your
model of camera. (墌 pg. 7)
• Line up the tripod screw hole on the base of
your camera with the base holes of the case,
and tighten the screw.
• Install the battery (and insert an SD card if
needed) beforehand.
6
Seal the marine case, and attach the grips.
Lock in all 4
places.
3
Setup the camera (please refer to your
camera’s instruction manual).
• Turn off the flash and light. (presence of a flash/
light differs according to the model.)
• Switch off the power.
• It is recommended to set to the auto recording
mode.
• Open the lens cover.
4
Open the marine case.
If it is difficult to open buckles, use the buckle
opener.
Hexagonal
wrench (small)
NOTE
The risk of water leakage is extremely high if the
O-ring is twisted, if you forget to attach it, or if
something is trapped in the seal.
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Recording the Video/Still Image Files
2
Before recording
Submerge the marine case with the camera
equipped into a bathtub or water tank full of fresh
water.
Gradually increase the amount of time the marine
case is submerged as shown below.
• 1st time: 5~10 seconds
• 2nd time: 30 seconds ~ 1 minute
• 3rd time: 3 minutes ~ 5 minutes (try operating
the levers and buttons while the marine case is
submerged).
Press the video recording start/stop button
or the still image shooting button to start
recording.
Still image shooting button
Zooming
(Telephoto)
Zooming
(Wide angle)
Video recording start/stop button
NOTES
• Always have someone hold the marine case for
you when diving into, or getting out of water.
• If for any reason water leakage occurs, remove
the camera battery. It may cause the camera to
explode.
3
When you have finished recording, rotate
the power/mode switch lever to turn the
camera’s power off.
The camera’s power lamp goes out.
1
Pull the marine case power/mode switch
lever to release the lock, and switch on the
camera’s power.
Rotate the lever to switch on the camera’s power.
The camera’s power lamp lights.
8 Switching between video/still modes
Switch modes by rotating the lever.
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NOTE
Sometimes, due to sudden shaking or impact to the
marine case, the camera’s drop detection function
operates to switch off the camera’s power.
When [VIDEO MANAGEMENT FILE IS BROKEN.
TO RECORD/PLAYBACK VIDEO, RECOVERY IS
REQUIRED. RECOVER?] is displayed, press the
REC button to recover the file.
Detaching the Marine Case/Maintenance
Always perform maintenance on the marine case
after you have finished recording. Failing to perform
maintenance on the marine case will allow dirt to
build up on the case, causing water leaks.
1
Wash the marine case in water while it is
still sealed.
• If the marine case was used in seawater, we
recommend submerging the marine case in
fresh water for a while to remove salt.
• Move the buttons and levers while the marine
case is submerged, and rinse the salt out from
any gaps or grooves etc.
2
Wipe off the water with a dry cloth, and
allow the marine case to completely dry
out.
3
Open the marine case, and remove the
camera.
Storing the O-ring
If you do not intend to use the marine case for longer
than 1 month, remove the O-ring from the marine
case, and spread a thin layer of the supplied silicone
grease over the entire O-ring. After that, place the
O-ring inside a clean plastic bag, and store it in the
maintenance kit case.
The O-ring is an expendable part. Replace the
O-ring with a brand new one every year.
NOTES
• When re-using an O-ring after storage, always
check the condition of the O-ring.
• Never use an O-ring if it is deformed (crushed,
distorted), cracked, or damaged in any way.
Lock
Main Specifications
Maximum
pressure
Water depth up to 30 meters
Operations
Power on/off
Video recording start/stop
Still image shooting
Zoom (telephoto/wide angle)
Also wipe the groove in which the O-ring was
inserted, and the part of the marine case that
was in contact with the O-ring, and allow them to
dry.
Buoyancy
+400 g (with the camera
inserted and the supplied
battery pack attached)
Main unit
dimensions
(W x D x H)
233 mm x 172 mm x 132 mm
Wipe the inside of the marine case with a
dry cloth.
Main unit weight
Approx. 800 g (not incl. grip)
Remove
4
5
Remove the O-ring, and wipe off any salt,
sand, and any other debris.
Drop a few drops of the cleaning fluid onto the
inside of the front glass, and wipe it off using the
silicone cloth etc.
Applicable model
Base A: GZ-MG130 ~ 275
and base to be
Base B: GZ-MG555 ~ 575
used
Filter diameter
ø 67.0 mm
NOTES
• Do not leave the marine case in direct sunlight.
Doing so may cause discoloration to the case, and
may cause the O-ring to deteriorate more quickly.
• When storing the marine case, unlock the power/
mode switch lever.
• If you cannot avoid opening the marine case at the
diving point, make sure that drops of water from
your hair or your body do not drop into the case.
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WR-MG88U
Procedures for Using the
Supplied Maintenance
Kit
Vorgehensweise bei der
Anwendung des
mitgelieferten Wartungssets
Procédures pour
l’utilisation de l’ensemble
d’entretien fourni
Procedures voor het
gebruik van de bijgeleverde
onderhoudskit
Procedimientos para utilizar
el kit de mantenimiento
suministrado
Procedure per l’utilizzo
del Kit di manutenzione
in dotazione
Procedimentos para a
utilização do kit de
manutenção fornecido
Procedurer ved anvendelse
af det medfølgende
vedligeholdelsessæt
ENGLISH
Mukana toimitetun
huoltopakkauksen
käytön menettelytavat
Hur man använder den
medföljande
underhållsutrustningen
Prosedyrer for bruk av
det medfølgende
vedlikeholdssettet
Návod k používání sady
na údržbu
Procedury używania
dostarczonego zestawu
do konserwacji
A mellékelt szerelési
készlet használata
Порядок
использования
комплекта для ухода
使用隨附之維修工具組的
步驟
附带维护用具的使用程序
DEUTSCH
FRANÇAIS
NEDERLANDS
CASTE.ESP.
ITALIANO
PORTUGUÊS
DANSK
SUOMI
SVENSKA
NORSK
ČEŠTINA
POLSKI
MAGYAR
РУССКИЙ
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Procedures for Using the
Strap (J Page 4)
Pass the strap
through the strap
attachment hole
before using the
marine case to
maintain a firm grip
in water.
Silicon cloth
Wash the marine
case with fresh
water, and wipe
the outer side with
the silicon cloth
after drying.
Strap attachment hole
Buckle opener
(Hexagonal wrench (small))
Buckle
Grip belt of camera
(J Page 5)
For use when you have
difficulty opening the buckle.
Hook the wrench to the
buckle and pull towards you.
Buckle
2
Silica gel
(anti-fogging agent) (J Page 5)
Prevents fogging
inside the marine
case.
Insert it between
the camera and the
camera grip belt
before inserting the camera into the
marine case.
Caution: The moisture absorption
ability of silica gel that has previously
been used may deteriorate depending
on the conditions of use. As such, we
recommend that the silica gel be
replaced each time.
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Supplied Maintenance Kit
Glass cleaner (J Page 4)
(to prevent fogging)
Apply the glass cleaner on the
front glass before using the marine
case.
Add two to three drops of the
cleaner on a lens tissue paper,
and wipe the inner side of the front
glass.
Marine case
Front glass
Cleaner liquid (J Page 7)
For removing dirt from the front
glass after using the marine case.
Add two to three drops of the
cleaner on a lens tissue paper,
and wipe the inner side of the front
glass.
Lens tissue paper (J Page 4)
Camera base
Use the lens tissue paper
when applying the antifog
liquid on or removing dirt
from the front glass.
Screw tightening key (J Page 5)
Use the key to tighten
the screw of the
camera base.
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O-ring
Rubber ring for waterproofing.
Check to ensure that the ring is not twisted and foreign materials are not
attached, followed by attaching it to the designated position.
Dirt, sand, salt
crystals, etc.
Hair, thread, etc.
O-ring
Swab
For cleaning the O-ring groove.
Press it lightly against the O-ring groove and move it around the circumference
of the groove.
Swab
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Pick
For removing the O-ring.
To remove the O-ring, insert the pick between the O-ring and the O-ring
groove.
Pick
O-ring
O-ring groove
Silicon grease
For protecting the O-rings and preventing water leakage.
Check to ensure that there is no foreign substance on the O-ring before
applying the grease.
Squeeze about 1 cm of the grease onto your finger, and apply it on the
O-ring by holding the O-ring with your fingers.
* Do not pull the O-ring with force.
About 1 cm
O-ring
Grease
Precautions
O-ring is important as it keeps the marine case airtight. Failure to
attach it correctly may cause water to enter the marine case and
the camera inside to malfunction as a result. Pay careful attention
when attaching the O-ring.
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After shooting (sea salt removal)
Make sure to perform maintenance on the marine case.
Salt crystal or dirt will accumulate inside the marine case if maintenance is not
performed, and this may cause water leakage.
A Prepare a container that contains fresh water that is five times more
than the volume of the marine case.
• If only small containers are available, pour in fresh water that is equivalent to at
least five times the volume of the marine case over a few times, followed by
performing salt removal in G.
Example: Container with volume
J Pour in water over 5 times
equivalent to 1 marine case
• The container must be big enough to allow the marine case to submerge fully.
• Perform salt removal for the grip as well.
B After diving, submerge the marine case in fresh water for 30 minutes
without removing the camera.
C Temporary salt removal
Shake the marine case in the upward, downward, left and right
directions for at least 10 times, followed by rinsing it.
• If you do not need to take out the camera immediately, proceed to G for the
actual salt removal.
D Remove the marine case and wipe off water droplets on the case
surface using a dry cloth.
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E Face the front glass of the marine case upwards, and open the
buckles to remove the camera, while paying attention not to let water
droplets at the O-ring or buckles enter the case.
Front glass
F Upon removing the camera, close the marine case again while paying
attention not to allow water droplets enter the case, followed by
tightening all the buckles.
G Final salt removal
Submerge the marine case in fresh water for at least 1 hour to
remove salt.
• Shaking the case body in the upward and downward directions and rinsing it
helps to remove salt more effectively.
• Make sure the marine case is fully submerged in the fresh water.
H Remove the marine case and wipe off water droplets on the case
surface using a dry cloth. Then open the buckles to allow the inside
and outside of the case to dry thoroughly.
Memo
• Temperature, humidity, water temperature, salinity and other conditions
vary according to the environment of use.
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