Arrow Storage Products CM1014 Outdoor Storage User Manual

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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital
video camera. Before use, please
read the safety information and
precautions contained in the pages
3 – 5 to ensure safe use of this
product.
ENGLISH
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
18
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(D.S.C.) RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
26
ADVANCED FEATURES
31
REFERENCES
46
TERMS
52
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and
Serial No. which is located on the
bottom of the camcorder. Retain
this information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
To deactivate the demonstration,
set “DEMO MODE” to “OFF”.
( pg. 31, 34)
INSTRUCTIONS
LYT1656-001B
ENGLISH
GR-D775U
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GETTING STARTED
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Major Features of this Camcorder
Wipe/Fader Effects
Backlight Compensation
You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to
make pro-style scene transitions.
( pg. 40)
Simply pressing the
button brightens the
image darkened by backlight. ( pg. 38)
Fade in
Data Battery
Fade out
You can check the battery status by simply
pressing the DATA button. ( pg. 14)
BATTERY CONDITION
MAX TIME
100%
Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects
LCD
For example, “SPORTS” mode allows fastmoving images to be captured one frame at
a time, for vivid, stable slow-motion.
( pg. 41)
min
50%
FINDER
min
0%
Auto Button
You can change the recording mode
between manual setting to the standard
mode setting of the camcorder by pressing
the AUTO button. ( pg. 20)
Dual Rec.
LED Light
You can brighten the subject in the dark
place with the LED Light. ( pg. 36)
You can capture and view still images
without disturbing the recording in progress.
( pg. 20)
16:9
640F
--- min
13
PHOTO
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3
Read This First!
● Before recording important video, be sure to
make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the
video and audio have been recorded properly.
● We recommend cleaning your video heads
before use.
If you haven’t used
your camcorder for
awhile, the heads may
be dirty. We
recommend
periodically cleaning
the video heads with a
cleaning cassette
(optional).
● Be sure to store your cassette tapes and
camcorder in the proper environment.
Video heads can become dirty more easily if
your cassette tapes and camcorder are stored
in a dusty area. Cassette tapes should be
removed from the camcorder and stored in
cassette cases. Store the camcorder in a bag or
other container.
● Use SP (Standard) mode for important video
recordings.
LP (Long Play) mode lets you record 50% more
video than SP (Standard) mode, but you may
experience mosaic-like noise during playback
depending on the tape characteristics and the
usage environment.
So, for important recordings, we recommend
using SP mode.
● For safety and reliability.
It is recommended only genuine JVC batteries
and accessories are used in this camcorder.
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC
BN-VF808U/VF815U/VF823U battery packs.
Using generic non-JVC batteries can cause
damage to the internal charging circuitry.
● This camcorder is designed exclusively for
the digital video cassette, SD Memory Card
and MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked
“
” and memory cards marked “
”
or “
” can be used with this
unit.
● SDHC Memory Card cannot be used with
this camcorder.
● Remember that this camcorder is not
compatible with other digital video formats.
● It is recommended that you use JVC brand
cassette tapes.
Your camcorder is compatible with all brands of
commercially available cassette tapes
complying with the MiniDV standard, but JVC
brand cassette tapes are designed and
optimized to maximize the performance of your
camcorder.
● Remember that this camcorder 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.)
● DO NOT leave the unit
- in place of over 50°C (122°F)
- in place where humidity is extremely low
(below 35%) or extremely high (80%).
- in direct sunlight.
- in a closed car in summer.
- near a heater.
● The LCD monitor is made with highprecision technology. However, black spots
or bright spots of light (red, green or blue)
may appear constantly on the LCD monitor.
These spots are not recorded on the tape.
This is not due to any defect of the unit.
(Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
● Do not leave the battery pack attached when
the camcorder is not in use and check the
unit regularly whether it is working or not.
Also read “CAUTIONS” on pages 48 – 50.
● Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
● Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
● QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS:
● This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-type color television signals. It cannot
be used for playback with a television of a
different standard. However, live recording and
LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are possible
anywhere.
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC
BN-VF808U/VF815U/VF823U battery packs
and, to recharge them or to supply power to
the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the
provided multi-voltage AC Adapter. (An
appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs
of AC outlets in different countries.)
This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium
Battery which contains Perchlorate Material special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate
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
(212°F) 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.
NOTES:
● The rating plate (serial number plate) and
safety caution are on the bottom and/or the
back of the main unit.
● The rating information and safety caution of the
AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
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 (3-15/16") 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 or the viewfinder 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 camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always securely attach
and use the provided strap. Carrying or holding
the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
malfunction.
Take care not to get your finger caught in the
cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate
the camcorder, as they are particularly
susceptible to this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camcorder.
CAUTION!
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is
not recommended, as tripping on the cables will
cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.
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USER MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install
in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9. Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
10. Use only with the
cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table
specified by the
manufacturer, or
sold with the
apparatus. When a
cart is used, use
caution when
moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tipover.
11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
12. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
EN
5
Cleaning The Camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and
remove the battery pack and AC Adapter.
To clean the exterior
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. Put the cloth in
diluted mild soap and wring it well to wipe off
heavy dirt. Then wipe again with a dry cloth.
To clean the LCD monitor
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. Be careful not to
damage the monitor. Close the LCD monitor.
To clean the lens
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe gently
with lens cleaning paper.
To clean the viewfinder lens
Remove dust from the viewfinder using a
blower brush.
NOTES:
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as
benzine or alcohol.
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery
pack has been removed or other power units
have been disconnected.
● Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated
cloth refer to the cautions of each product.
● To clean the viewfinder, please consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
USE CLEANING CASSETTE
Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during
recording. Use an optional cleaning cassette
( pg. 3).
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CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED
7 ADVANCED FEATURES
Regarding This Manual .................................7
Provided Accessories ....................................7
Index..............................................................8
Grip Adjustment...........................................12
Power ..........................................................13
Language Settings.......................................14
Date/Time Settings ......................................15
Viewfinder Adjustment.................................15
Brightness Adjustment Of The Display........15
Tripod Mounting...........................................15
Loading/Unloading A Cassette ....................16
Loading/Unloading A Memory Card ............17
16:9 Wide Mode ..........................................17
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
18
VIDEO RECORDING ........................................18
Basic Recording ..........................................18
Tape Remaining Time .............................18
Quick Review...........................................18
Zooming...................................................19
Journalistic Shooting ...............................19
Interface Shooting ...................................19
Time Code ...............................................20
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape...20
Dual Rec..................................................20
Auto/Manual Mode ..................................20
VIDEO PLAYBACK ..........................................21
Normal Playback .........................................21
Still Playback ...........................................21
Variable Shuttle Search...........................22
Blank Search ...........................................22
Playback Snapshot..................................22
Connections To A TV Or VCR.....................23
Playback Using The Remote Control ..........24
D.S.C. RECORDING.........................................26
Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot) ..............26
D.S.C. PLAYBACK ...........................................27
Normal Playback Of Images........................27
Auto Playback Of Images ............................27
Index Playback Of Files...............................27
Removing On-Screen Display .....................27
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C.
28
Resetting The File Name.............................28
Protecting Files............................................28
Deleting Files...............................................29
Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting)* ...29
Initializing A Memory Card...........................30
31
MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT .............. 31
Changing The Menu Settings...................... 31
Recording Menus ........................................ 32
Playback Menus .......................................... 35
FEATURES FOR RECORDING ........................... 36
LED Light..................................................... 36
Snapshot (Record Still Image On Tape) ..... 36
Manual Focus.............................................. 37
Exposure Control......................................... 37
Iris Lock ....................................................... 38
Backlight Compensation.............................. 38
Spot Exposure Control ................................ 39
White Balance Adjustment .......................... 39
Manual White Balance Adjustment ............. 40
Wipe Or Fader Effects................................. 40
Program AE, Effects And Shutter Effects.... 41
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To
A Memory Card ....................................... 42
EDITING ........................................................ 42
Dubbing To A VCR...................................... 42
Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped
With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing) .. 43
Connection To A Personal Computer.......... 44
Audio Dubbing............................................. 45
Insert Editing ............................................... 45
REFERENCES
46
TROUBLESHOOTING....................................... 46
CAUTIONS ..................................................... 48
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................ 51
TERMS .......................................................... 52
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Regarding This Manual
EN
7
Provided Accessories
Control Lever
LCD Monitor
OR
OR
Control lever
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.
Battery Pack
BN-VF808U
Audio/Video Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to RCA plug)
1) Move the control lever up/down/left/right
(3/4/1/2) to select:
Select
Operation
3
6
4
7
FOCUS
USB Cable
CD-ROM
Remote
Control Unit
RM-V740U
To select
Move the control lever up.
Move the control lever
down.
2
¡
LIGHT
1
1
Move the control lever left.
QUICK
REVIEW
Move the control lever
right.
2) Press down the control lever to select SET:
SET
Lithium
Battery
CR2025*
(for remote
control unit)
Shoulder
Strap
( pg. 12)
Lens Cap
( pg. 12)
* A lithium battery is pre-installed in the Remote
Control Unit at time of shipment (with insulation
sheet). To use the Remote Control Unit, remove
the insulation sheet.
NOTES:
● In order to maintain optimum performance of the
camcorder, provided cables may be equipped
with one or more core filter. If a cable has only
one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter
should be connected to the camcorder.
● Make sure to use the provided cables for
connections. Do not use any other cables.
GETTING STARTED
AC Adapter AP-V14U or AP-V18U
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Index
89
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36
27
28
29 30
31
34
! # " 24
25
5 6
7
$
33
32 %
20
21
143
2 26 &(
How to open the LCD monitor
Pull on the end A of the LCD monitor.
The LCD monitor can rotate 270°.
Power-linked operation
When the power switch is set to “REC”, you can
also turn the camcorder on/off by opening/
closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/pushing in
the viewfinder.
22 35 23
NOTES:
● The image will not appear
simultaneously on the LCD monitor and
the viewfinder. When the viewfinder is
pulled out while the LCD monitor is
opened, you can select which one to
use. Set “PRIORITY” to the desired
mode in SYSTEM Menu. ( pg. 34)
● Colored bright spots may appear all over
the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
However, this is not a malfunction.
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11 : Left/Rewind (1) ( pg. 21)/
Quick Review [QUICK REVIEW] ( pg. 18)
2 : Right/Fast-Forward (¡) ( pg. 21)/
LED Light [LIGHT] ( pg. 36)
3 : Up/Play/Pause (6) ( pg. 21)/
Manual Focus [FOCUS] ( pg. 37)
4 : Down/Stop (7) ( pg. 21)/
Backlight Compensation [ ] ( pg. 38)/
Spot Exposure ( pg. 39)
Press down : SET
2VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
316:9 Wide Screen Button [16:9] ( pg. 17)
Blank Search [BLANK] ( pg. 22)
Index Button [INDEX] ( pg. 27)
4Menu Button [MENU] ( pg. 31)
5Data Battery Button [DATA] ( pg. 14)
6Auto Button [AUTO] ( pg. 20)
7Diopter Adjustment Control ( pg. 15)
8Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT]
( pg. 26, 36)
9Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ( pg. 19)
Speaker Volume Control [VOL. +, –]
( pg. 21)
!Recording Start/Stop Button [START/STOP]
( pg. 18)
"Power Switch [REC, PLAY, OFF]
#Lock Button
$Battery Release Button [BATT.] ( pg. 13)
%Cassette Open/Eject Switch [OPEN/EJECT]
( pg. 16)
Connectors
&USB (Universal Serial Bus) Connector
( pg. 44)
(Digital Video Connector [DV IN/OUT]
(i.LINK*) ( pg. 43, 44)
* i.LINK refers to the IEEE1394-1995 industry
specification and extensions thereof. The
logo is used for products compliant with the
i.LINK standard.
The connectors are located beneath the
covers.
)Audio/Video Output Connector [AV]
( pg. 23, 42)
~DC Input Connector [DC] ( pg. 13)
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9
Indicators
âPOWER/CHARGE Lamp ( pg. 13)
Other Parts
äLCD Monitor ( pg. 8)
ãViewfinder ( pg. 15)
åCard Cover [ ] ( pg. 17)
çBattery Pack Mount ( pg. 13)
éShoulder Strap Eyelet ( pg. 12)
èGrip Strap ( pg. 12)
êSpeaker ( pg. 21)
ëLens
íLED Light ( pg. 36)
ìCamera Sensor
î
ï
ñ
ó
ò
ô
ö
(Be careful not to cover this area, a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.)
Remote Sensor ( pg. 24, 25)
Stereo Microphone
Stud Hole ( pg. 15)
Tripod Mounting Socket ( pg. 15)
Cassette Holder Cover ( pg. 16)
Memory Card Slot
Connector Cover
Power Switch Position
REC:
To perform recording on the tape or in the
memory card.
OFF:
To switch off the camcorder.
PLAY:
● To play back a recording on the tape.
● To display a still image stored in the
memory card or to transfer a still image
stored in the memory card to a PC.
VIDEO/MEMORY Switch Position
VIDEO:
To record on a tape or play back a tape.
MEMORY:
To record in a memory card or access data
stored in a memory card.
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder
Indications
During Both Video And D.S.C. Recording
9
During Video Recording Only
12
16:9
"
!
3
4
LP
– – –min
REC
5
6
WH
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1Tape Running Indicator
(Rotates while tape is running.)
2Selected Wide Mode Indicator ( pg. 17)
(only 16:9 indicator is displayed)
3Recording Speed Mode (SP/LP) ( pg. 33)
(only LP indicator is displayed)
4Tape Remaining Time ( pg. 18)
5REC: (Appears during recording.)
( pg. 18)
6 : Insert ( pg. 45)
8 : Insert Pause
7Selected Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator
( pg. 40)
8Wind Cut Indicator ( pg. 33)
9Time Code ( pg. 34)
!Digital Image Stabilizer (“DIS”) ( pg. 32)
(only
indicator is displayed)
"SOUND 12BIT/16BIT: Sound Mode
Indicator ( pg. 33) (Appears for approx. 5
seconds after turning on the camcorder.)
10 x
$
640F
15
PHOTO
%
&
3
(
11 : 13 AM
D EC . 6 . 2007
~
SOUND 12 B I T
15:55
M
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!
)
1Battery Remaining Power Indicator
2Operation Mode ( pg. 20)
: Auto Mode
: Manual Mode
3LED Light Indicator ( pg. 36)
4
: Night-Alive Indicator ( pg. 41)
: Gain Up Mode ( pg. 33)
5Shutter Speed ( pg. 41)
6White Balance Indicator ( pg. 39)
7Selected Effect Indicator ( pg. 41)
8Selected Program AE Indicator ( pg. 41)
9Approximate Zoom Ratio ( pg. 19)
!Zoom Indicator ( pg. 19)
"Shooting Icon
(Appears and blinks during shooting.)
#Card Icon ( pg. 26)
: Appears during shooting.
: Blinks in white when a memory card is
not loaded.
$Image Size/Picture Quality: 640F 640 x 480 F
640F (FINE) and 640 x 480 S 640S
(STANDARD) (in order of quality)
( pg. 33)
%Remaining Number Of Shots ( pg. 26)
(Displays the approximate remaining
number of shots that can be stored during
D.S.C. recording.)
& PHOTO: (Appears when taking Snapshot.)
( pg. 26, 36)
( : Spot Exposure Control Indicator
( pg. 39)
: Backlight Compensation Indicator
( pg. 38)
±: Exposure Adjustment Indicator
( pg. 37)
: Iris Lock Indicator ( pg. 38)
)Date/Time ( pg. 15)
~Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator
( pg. 37)
A
M
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During Video Playback
1 2
34
LP
5 6
x3
11
1
2
100-0013
12 B I T / M I X
L
3
11:13 AM
DEC. 6. 2007
VO LUME
1 1 : 1 3 AM
D E C . 6 . 20 0 7
2 0 : 2 1 : 25
8
7
1Battery Remaining Power Indicator
2Sound L/R Indicator ( pg. 35)
3Blank Search Indicator ( pg. 22)
4Tape Speed (SP/LP) ( pg. 35)
(only LP indicator is displayed)
5Variable Search Speed Indicator: x-10, x-3,
x3 and x10 ( pg. 22)
63: Playback
¡: Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
1: Rewind/Shuttle Search
8: Pause
8 3: Forward Frame-By-Frame Playback/
Slow-Motion
2 8: Reverse Frame-By-Frame Playback/
Slow-Motion
: Audio Dubbing
8 : Audio Dubbing Pause
7Date/Time ( pg. 35)
8VOLUME: Volume Level Indicator
( pg. 21)
9Time Code ( pg. 35)
1Battery Remaining Power Indicator
2Folder/File Number
3Operation Mode Indicator
4Date/Time
4
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BLANK SEARCH
PUSH "STOP" BUTTON
TO CANCEL
9
EN
During D.S.C. Playback
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How To Attach The Lens Cap
Grip Adjustment
To protect the lens, attach
the provided lens cap to the
camcorder as shown in the
illustration.
Open the pad and make grip adjustments.
● Before making the adjustment, remove any
security tags that may be attached to the
velcro.
NOTE:
To confirm the lens cap is on
correctly make sure the cap is
flush to the camcorder.
Place here during
shooting.
How To Attach The Shoulder Strap
1 Peel off the pad
and thread the end
of the strap
through the eyelet.
Eyelet
2 Thread the
strap through the
buckle, adjust its
length, and use the
strap guide to fix it
in place.
3 Position the
buckle near the
eyelet and reattach
the pad.
Strap Guide
Buckle
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Power
EN
13
Charging The Battery Pack
POWER/CHARGE Lamp
Battery pack
mount
Arrow
2
1
Battery
pack
BATT.
Power Switch
To DC connector
Lock
Button
AC Adapter
To AC outlet
● If the protective cap is attached to the battery
pack, remove it first.
● During charging, the camcorder cannot be
operated.
● Charging is not possible if the wrong type of
battery is used.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time
or after a long storage period, the POWER/
CHARGE lamp may not light. In this case,
remove the battery pack from the camcorder,
then try charging again.
● If a fully charged battery pack is attached to the
unit, POWER/CHARGE lamp will blink for
approx. 10 seconds before it turns off.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely
short even after having been 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 have elapsed in RecordStandby mode with the cassette inserted and no
operation is performed, the camcorder will
automatically turn off its power supplied from
the AC adapter. In this case, the battery charge
starts if the battery is attached to the camcorder.
● Please do not pull or bend the AC adapter plug
and cable. This may damage the AC adapter.
1 Set the Power Switch to “OFF”.
2 With the arrow on the battery pack pointing About Batteries
upward, push the battery pack slightly against
the battery pack mount 1.
3 Slide up the battery pack until it locks in
place 2.
4 Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet.
5 Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder.
● The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder
blinks to indicate charging has started.
● When the POWER/CHARGE lamp goes out,
charging is finished. Unplug the AC Adapter
from the AC outlet. Disconnect the AC Adapter
from the camcorder.
To detach the battery pack
Slide the battery pack downward while
pressing BATT. to detach it.
Battery pack
Charging time
BN-VF808U*
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BN-VF815U
Approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.
BN-VF823U
Approx. 3 hrs. 50 min.
* Provided
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries
apart, or expose them to flame or excessive
heat, as it may cause a fire or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery or its
terminals to come in contact with metals, as
this can result in a short circuit and possibly
start a fire.
To restore the accuracy of the battery
power indicator
If the battery power indication differs from the
actual operating time, fully charge the battery,
and then run it down. However this method
may not work if the battery was used for a long
period of time under extremely high/low
temperature condition or charged too many
times.
GETTING STARTED
NOTES:
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Using The Battery Pack
Perform steps 2 – 3 in “Charging The Battery
Pack” ( pg. 13).
Maximum continuous recording time
● If “COMMUNICATION ERROR” appears
instead of the battery status even though you
tried to press DATA several times, there may
be a problem with your battery. In such a
case, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Battery pack
LCD monitor
on
Viewfinder on
Using AC Power
BN-VF808U*
1 hr. 50 min.
2 hrs. 15 min.
Perform step 4 – 5 in “Charging The Battery
Pack” ( pg. 13).
BN-VF815U
3 hrs. 40 min.
4 hrs. 30 min.
NOTE:
BN-VF823U
5 hrs. 30 min.
6 hrs. 45 min.
The provided AC Adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to
240 V.
* Provided
NOTES:
● Recording time is reduced significantly under
the following conditions:
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged
repeatedly.
• The LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
• The playback mode is engaged repeatedly.
• The LED Light is used.
● Before extended use, it is recommended that
you prepare enough battery packs to cover
3 times the planned shooting time.
ATTENTION:
INFORMATION:
The following explanations in this manual
supposes the use of LCD monitor in your
operation. If you want to use the viewfinder,
close the LCD monitor and pull out the
viewfinder fully.
Language Settings
The language on the display can be changed.
( pg. 34)
1 Select
Before detaching the power source, make sure
that the camcorder’s power is turned off. Failure to
do so can result in a camcorder malfunction.
Data Battery System
ENGLISH
You can check the remaining battery power
and the recordable time.
When the battery is attached, press DATA.
BATTERY CONDITION
100%
MAX TIME
LCD
min
50%
FINDER
0%
LANGUAGE
min
● When the Power Switch is set to “OFF”, it is
displayed for approx. 3 seconds if the button
is pressed and released quickly, and for
approx. 15 seconds if the button is pressed
and hold for several seconds.
● When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” or
“REC”, press DATA again to return to the
normal screen.
● Data battery status cannot be displayed
during playback or while recording is in
progress.
2 SET
1 Open the LCD monitor fully.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” or “PLAY”
while pressing down the Lock Button located
on the switch.
M
● If set to “REC”, the recording mode should be
set to “ ” ( pg. 20).
3 Press MENU.
4 Select “SYSTEM”, press SET or 2.
5 Select “LANGUAGE”, press SET or 2.
6 Select the desired language, press SET or
2.
7 Press MENU.
Press 1 whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
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Date/Time Settings
1 Select
15
Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display
CLOCK ADJ.
MONTH. DATE. YEAR
EN
12h
1 Select
JAN. 03. 2007
02 : 10 AM
BRIGHT
The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all
times, but its display can be turned on or off.
( pg. 34, 35)
Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Language Settings”
( pg. 14).
1 Select “DISPLAY”, press SET or 2.
2 Select “CLOCK ADJ.”, press SET or 2.
3 Select the desired date display format,
press SET or 2.
● Repeat this step to input time display format
(Select from “24h” or “12h”), month, date, year,
hour and minutes.
4 Press MENU.
Press 1 whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen/setting.
Viewfinder Adjustment
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
2 Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and
locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully.
3 Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until
the indications in the viewfinder are clearly
focused.
Example:
Diopter Adjustment Control
CAUTION:
When retracting the viewfinder, take care not to
pinch your fingers.
±0
2 SET
Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Language Settings”
( pg. 14).
● To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder,
pull out the viewfinder fully and set
“PRIORITY” to “FINDER” ( pg. 34).
1 Select “DISPLAY”, press SET or 2.
2 Select “BRIGHT”, press SET or 2.
3 Select the appropriate brightness, press
SET or 2.
4 Press MENU.
Press 1 whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
Tripod Mounting
To attach the
camcorder to a tripod,
align the direction stud
and screw to the
mounting socket and
stud hole on the
camcorder. Then
tighten the screw
clockwise.
● Some tripods are not
equipped with studs.
GETTING STARTED
2 SET
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Loading/Unloading A Cassette
The camcorder needs to be powered up to
load or eject a cassette.
● When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a
cold place to a warm environment, wait a short
time before opening the cassette holder cover.
• Appears if a tape is loaded while the Power
Switch is set to “REC”.
• Blinks when no tape is loaded.
PUSH
Cassette
holder
cover
TAPE!
Appears if a tape is not loaded when the
Recording Start/Stop Button or SNAPSHOT
Button is pressed while the Power Switch is set to
“REC” and the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to
“VIDEO”.
Cassette holder
OPEN/
EJECT
Erase
protection
tab
Make sure the window
side is facing out.
1 Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT in the
direction of the arrow, then pull the cassette
holder cover open until it locks. The cassette
holder opens automatically.
● Do not touch internal components.
2 Insert or remove a tape and press “PUSH”
to close the cassette holder.
● Be sure to press only the section labeled
“PUSH” to close the cassette holder; touching
other parts may cause your finger to get caught
in the cassette holder, resulting in injury or
product damage.
● Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette holder cover.
● When the battery pack’s charge is low, you may
not be able to close the cassette holder cover.
Do not apply force. Replace the battery pack
with a fully charged one or use AC power before
continuing.
3 Close the cassette holder cover firmly until
it locks into place.
NOTES:
● If you wait a few seconds and the cassette
holder does not open, close the cassette holder
cover and try again. If the cassette holder still
does not open, turn the camcorder off then on
again.
● If the tape does not load properly, open the
cassette holder cover fully and remove the
cassette. A few minutes later, insert it again.
CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB
Appears when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE” while the Power Switch is set to “REC”
and the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to
“VIDEO”. ( pg. 18)
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Card Cover (
)
17
16:9 Wide Mode
You can record videos at 4:3 size and 16:9
size. By default, the camera is set to record
videos at the 16:9 size.
Memory card
(Optional)
Clipped edge
1 Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
2 Open the card cover ( ).
3 To load a memory card, firmly insert it with
its clipped edge first.
To unload a memory card, push it once.
After the memory card comes out of the
camcorder, pull it out.
● Do not touch the terminal on the reverse
side of the label.
16:9
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“VIDEO”. Each press 16:9 switches the screen
size.
On the LCD monitor:
4 Close the card cover.
NOTES:
● Some brands of memory cards are not
compatible with this camcorder. Before
purchasing a memory card, consult its
manufacturer or dealer.
● Before using a new memory card, it is
necessary to format the card. ( pg. 30)
16 : 9
On the viewfinder:
16 : 9
PLEASE FORMAT
Appears when there is a problem with a memory
card and its memory is corrupt, or it has not been
initialized. Initialize the memory card. ( pg. 30)
CARD ERROR!
Appears when the camcorder does not recognize
the loaded memory card. Remove the memory
card once and insert it again. Repeat these
procedures until no indication appears. If the
indication still appears, the memory card is
corrupted.
4:3
4:3
NOTE:
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.
( pg. 34, 35)
GETTING STARTED
Loading/Unloading A Memory
Card
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VIDEO RECORDING
● When a blank portion is left between recorded
Basic Recording
NOTE:
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed
below:
● Power ( pg. 13)
● Loading A Cassette ( pg. 16)
● Remove the lens cap. ( pg. 12)
● Open the LCD monitor fully.
● Select videos at 4:3 size or 16:9 (wide) size.
( pg. 17)
VIDEO/MEMORY
Zoom Lever
scenes on the tape, the time code is interrupted
and errors may occur when editing the tape. To
avoid this, refer to “Recording From The Middle
Of A Tape” ( pg. 20).
● To record in LP (Long Play) mode, pg. 33.
Tape Remaining Time
Approximate tape
remaining time appears on
the display. “– – – min”
means the camcorder is
calculating the remaining
time. When the remaining time reaches
2 minutes, the indication starts blinking.
● The time required to calculate and display the
remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the
calculation, may vary according to the type of
tape used.
Quick Review
Lock Button
Recording Start/Stop
Button
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
3 Press START/STOP button to start
recording. “REC” appears on the display while
recording is in progress. To stop recording
Press START/STOP again.
Approximate recording time
Tape
Recording mode
SP
LP
30 min.
30 min.
45 min.
60 min.
60 min.
90 min.
80 min.
80 min.
120 min.
NOTES:
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for
5 minutes and no operation is performed, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To
turn the camcorder on again, push back and pull
out the viewfinder again or close and re-open
the LCD monitor.
Enables to check the end of the last recording.
1) Press QUICK REVIEW during
the Recording-Standby mode.
2) Tape is rewound for about
several seconds and played back
automatically, then pauses in the
Recording-Standby mode for the next shot.
● Distortion may occur at start of playback. This is
normal.
● Slide the Power Zoom lever repeatedly to
change the sound setting to on/off.
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Interface Shooting
While recording
Zoom out
Zoom in
W: Wide angle
T: Telephoto
● You can zoom in up to 34X by using the optical
zoom.
● Zoom magnification over 34X is done through
digital image processing, and is therefore called
digital zoom. Digital zooming is possible up to
800X. Set (ZOOM) to [68X] or [800X].
( pg. 32)
Optical zoom (up to 34X)
Digital zoom (up to 800X)
NOTES:
● Macro shooting is possible as close as approx. 5
cm (2") 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”. ( pg. 32)
Journalistic Shooting
In some situations,
different shooting
angles may provide
more dramatic
results. Hold the
camcorder in the
desired position and
tilt the LCD monitor
in the most
convenient direction.
It can rotate 270°
(90° downward, 180°
upward).
The person you shoot
can view himself/
herself in the LCD
monitor, and you can
even shoot yourself
while viewing your
own image in the
LCD monitor.
1) Open the LCD
monitor and tilt it
upward to 180° so
that it faces forward.
Then, pull out the
viewfinder fully.
2) Point the lens
toward the subject (yourself when selfrecording) and start recording.
● During Interface Shooting, the monitor image
appears inverted as it would when viewing a
mirror. However, the actual recorded image
does not appear inverted.
● If the Quick Review ( pg. 18) is executed
during the interface shooting, the LCD monitor
will be turned off. In such a case, check the
playback picture in the viewfinder.
● To check the playback picture in the LCD
monitor, close the viewfinder.
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
Zooming
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VIDEO RECORDING
Time Code
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
During recording, a time code is recorded on
the tape. This code is to confirm the location of
the recorded scene on the tape during
playback.
1) Play back a tape or use Blank Search
( pg. 22) to find the spot at which you want
to start recording, then engage the Still
Playback mode. ( pg. 21)
2) Set the Power Switch to “REC” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch, then start recording.
Display
Minutes
12 : 34 : 24
Seconds
Dual Rec.
Frames*
(30 frames =
1 second)
You can capture still images without disturbing
the recording in progress. Press SNAPSHOT.
A sub screen will be displayed for approx. 6
seconds to show you the snapshot image.
● The Still image is saved into the memory card
* Frames are not displayed during recording.
If recording starts from a blank portion, the
time code begins counting from “00:00:00”
(minute:second:frame). If recording starts from
the end of a previously recorded scene, the
time code continues from the last time code
number. If during recording a blank portion is
left partway through the tape, the time code is
interrupted. When recording is resumed, the
time code starts counting up again from
“00:00:00”. This means the camcorder may
record the same time codes as those existing
in a previously recorded scene. To prevent this,
perform Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
( pg. 20) in the following cases;
● When shooting again after playing back a
recorded tape.
● When power shuts off during shooting.
● When a tape is removed and re-inserted during
shooting.
● When shooting using a partially recorded tape.
● When shooting on a blank portion located
partway through the tape.
● When shooting again after shooting a scene
then opening/closing the cassette holder cover.
NOTES:
● The time code cannot be reset.
● During fast-forwarding and rewinding, the time
code indication does not move smoothly.
● The time code is displayed only when “TIME
CODE” is set to “ON”. ( pg. 34)
while video is recorded onto the cassette tape.
(CARD)”
only.
● “REC SELECT” must be set to “
Auto/Manual Mode
Press AUTO button repeatedly to switch to
auto/manual recording mode. When manual
mode is selected, the indicator “ ” appears
on the LCD monitor.
M
A
Auto Mode :
You can record using no special effects or
manual adjustments.
M
Manual Mode :
Manual recording is possible by setting various
functions.
AUTO
MANUAL
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● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD
VOL. +/–
VIDEO/
MEMORY
Lock Button
Power
Switch
1
21
NOTES:
Normal Playback
BLANK
6
¡
EN
monitor, viewfinder or on a connected TV.
( pg. 23)
● If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when
power is supplied from a battery, the camcorder
shuts off automatically. To turn the camcorder on
again, push back and pull out the viewfinder
again or close and re-open the LCD monitor.
● When a cable is connected to the AV connector,
the sound is not heard from the speaker.
MENU
HDV
Speaker
1 Load a cassette. ( pg. 16)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“VIDEO”.
Appears when pictures recorded in the HDV
format are detected. The pictures in the HDV
format cannot be played back with this
camcorder.
3 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
Still Playback
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
Pauses during video playback.
1) Press 6 during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 6
again.
● If still playback continues for more than about
3 minutes, the camcorder’s Stop mode is
automatically engaged.
SET
● The above screen (referring to the control lever
( pg. 7)) will be displayed for approx. 3
seconds on the LCD Monitor.
Operation
6
To select
Move the control lever up.
7
Move the control lever down.
¡
Move the control lever right.
1
Move the control lever left.
4 To start playback, press 6.
5 To stop playback, press 7.
● During Stop mode, press 1 to rewind, or ¡
to fast-forward the tape.
● Press SET to display the guide operation
screen.
To control the speaker volume
Slide the Power Zoom Lever (VOL. +/–)
towards “+” to turn up the volume, or towards
“–” to turn down the volume.
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
Variable Shuttle Search
Blank Search
Allows variable-speed search in either
direction during video playback.
1) During playback, press ¡ once or twice for
forward search, or 1 once or twice for
reverse search.
Helps you find where you should start
recording in the middle of a tape to avoid time
code interruption. ( pg. 20)
1
x-10
¡
x-3
x3
x10
2) To resume normal playback, press 6.
● During playback, press and hold ¡ or 1.
The search continues as long as you hold the
button. Once you release the button, normal
playback resumes.
● A slight mosaic effect appears on the display
during Shuttle Search. This is not a malfunction.
ATTENTION:
During Shuttle Search,
parts of the picture may not
be clearly visible,
particularly on the left side
of the screen.
During Shuttle Search,
parts of the picture may not
be clearly visible across
the screen.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback”
( pg. 21).
2 Press BLANK.
● The “BLANK SEARCH” indication appears and
the camcorder automatically starts reverse or
forward search, then stops at the spot which is
about 3 seconds of tape before the beginning of
the detected blank portion.
● To cancel Blank Search, press 7 or BLANK.
NOTES:
● Before starting Blank Search, if the current
position is at a blank portion, the camcorder
searches in the reverse direction. If the current
position is at a recorded portion, the camcorder
searches in the forward direction.
● If the beginning or end of the tape is reached
during Blank Search, the camcorder stops
automatically.
● A blank portion which is shorter than 5 seconds
of tape may not be detected.
● The detected blank portion may be located
between recorded scenes. Before you start
recording, make sure there is no recorded
scene after the blank portion.
Playback Snapshot
This camcorder allows you to take snapshots
during video playback.
Press SNAPSHOT.
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Connections To A TV Or VCR
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1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as
shown in the illustration.
If using a VCR, go to step 3.
If not, go to step 4.
3 Connect the VCR output to the TV input,
referring to your VCR’s instruction manual.
4 Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the
TV.
To AV
connector
5 Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set
the TV to its VIDEO mode.
Audio/Video cable
(provided)
6 Start playback on the camcorder.
( pg. 21)
● Please set “16:9 OUTPUT” of Playback Menus
so that the image may suit your TV (16:9 TV or
4:3 TV). ( pg. 34, 35)
To choose whether or not the following
displays appear on the connected TV
● Date/Time
Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON” or “OFF” ( pg. 35).
TV
VCR
1Yellow to VIDEO IN (Connect when your TV/
VCR has only A/V input connectors.)
2Red to AUDIO R IN*
3White to AUDIO L IN*
* Not required for watching still images only.
Or, press DISPLAY on the remote control to turn
on/off the date indication.
● Time Code
Set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” ( pg. 35).
● Indications other than date/time and time code
Set “ON SCREEN” to “OFF”, “LCD” or “LCD/TV”
( pg. 35).
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery
pack. ( pg. 13)
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape or memory
card, set the camcorder’s Power Switch
to“REC”, then set your TV to the appropriate
input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
Playback Using The Remote
Control
Buttons And Functions
A battery is included inside the remote control
at the time of purchase.
Remove the insulation sheet before use.
Installing The Battery
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
Pull out the battery
holder by pressing the
lock tab.
Lock tab
Beam Effective Area (indoor use)
When using the
remote control, be
sure to point it at the
remote sensor. The
transmitted beam’s
approximate effective
distance for indoor
use is 5m (16ft).
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.
1Infrared beam transmitting window
The following buttons are available only when
the camcorder’s Power Switch is set to “PLAY”.
2PAUSE Button
Up Button ( pg. 25)
3SLOW Rewind Button ( pg. 25)
4REW Button
Left Button ( pg. 25)
5INSERT Button ( pg. 45)
6SHIFT Button ( pg. 25)
7DISPLAY Button ( pg. 23, 42)
8SLOW Forward Button ( pg. 25)
9PLAY Button
!FF Button
Right Button ( pg. 25)
"A. DUB Button ( pg. 45)
#STOP Button
Down Button ( pg. 25)
$EFFECT Button ( pg. 25)
%EFFECT ON/OFF Button ( pg. 25)
The following buttons are available when the
camcorder’s Power Switch is set to “REC”.
&Zoom (T/W) Buttons
Zoom in/out ( pg. 19, 25)
(Also available with the Power Switch set to
“PLAY”)
(START/STOP Button
Functions the same as the Recording Start/
Stop Button on the camcorder.
)S.SHOT Button
Functions the same as SNAPSHOT on the
camcorder.
(Also available with the Power Switch set to
“PLAY”)
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SLOW ( )
PLAY
(Left)
PAUSE or
(Up)
SLOW ( )
(Right)
SHIFT
STOP or
(Down)
Zoom (T/W)
Slow-Motion Playback
During normal video playback, press SLOW
( or ) more than approx. 2 seconds.
● After approx. 10 minutes, normal playback
resumes.
● To pause Slow-Motion playback, press PAUSE.
● To revert back to normal playback, press PLAY
(3).
NOTES:
● You can also engage Slow-Motion Playback
from Still Playback by pressing SLOW (
or
) more than approx. 2 seconds.
● After SLOW ( or ) is pressed and held, the
still image may be displayed for a few seconds,
followed by a blue screen for a few seconds.
This is not a malfunction.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, there will be
disturbances in video and the picture may seem
unstable, especially with steady images. This is
not a malfunction.
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2) At the point you want to
zoom in, press the Zoom
Button (T).
● To zoom out, press the Zoom
Button (W).
3) You can move the image on
the screen around to find a
particular portion of the picture.
While holding down SHIFT,
press
(Left), (Right),
(Up) and
(Down).
● To end zoom, press and hold W until
magnification returns to normal. Or, press STOP
(7) and then press PLAY (3) during video
playback.
● To end zoom during D.S.C. playback, press
PLAY (3).
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during slow-motion and
still playback.
● Due to digital image processing, the quality of
the image may suffer.
Playback Special Effects
Allows you to add creative effects to the video
playback image.
SEPIA ( pg. 41).
MONOTONE ( pg. 41).
CLASSIC ( pg. 41).
During normal or still playback, press SLOW
( ) repeatedly for forward or SLOW ( )
repeatedly for reverse. Each time SLOW (
or ) is pressed, the frame is played back.
STROBE ( pg. 41).
1) To start EFFECT ON/OFF
playback,
EFFECT
press PLAY
(3).
2) Press
EFFECT.
The
PLAYBACK EFFECT Select Menu appears.
3) Press EFFECT repeatedly to move the
highlight bar to the desired effect.
● The selected function is activated and after
Playback Zoom
● To deactivate the selected effect, press EFFECT
Magnifies the recorded image up to 24X at any
time during video playback and D.S.C.
playback.
1) Press PLAY (3) to start
video playback. Or perform
normal playback of images.
ON/OFF. To reactivate the selected effect press
EFFECT ON/OFF again.
● To change the selected effect, repeat from step
2 above.
Frame-By-Frame Playback
2 seconds the menu disappears.
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
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D.S.C. RECORDING
Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot)
You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still
Camera for taking snapshots. Still images are
stored in the memory card.
NOTE:
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed
below:
● Power ( pg. 13)
● Loading a Memory Card ( pg. 17)
● Remove the lens cap.
● Open the LCD monitor fully. ( pg. 8)
SNAPSHOT
VIDEO
Lock Button
MEMORY
VIDEO/
MEMORY
Power Switch
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“MEMORY”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
● To change the Picture Quality, pg. 31, 33.
3 Press SNAPSHOT. The “PHOTO” indication
appears while the snapshot is being taken.
● To delete unwanted still images, refer to
“Deleting Files” ( pg. 29).
● When you do not want to hear the shutter
sound, set “MELODY” to “OFF”( pg. 34).
NOTE:
If shooting is not performed for approx. 5 minutes
when the Power Switch is set to “REC” and power
is supplied from the battery pack, the camcorder
shuts off automatically to save power. To perform
shooting again, push back and pull out the
viewfinder again or close and re-open the LCD
monitor.
CHECK CARD’S WRITE PROTECTION
SWITCH
Appears when you attempt to shoot digital still
images when the write protection tab on the SD
Memory Card is set to the “LOCK” position.
MEMORY CARD!
Appears if there is no memory card loaded when
the SNAPSHOT Button is pressed.
Approximate Number of Storable Images
● The number increases or decreases depending
on the Picture Quality/Image Size, etc.
Image Size/Picture
Quality
640 x 480/FINE
640 x 360/FINE
SD Memory Card
8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB
47
95
205
640 x 480/STANDARD
160
640 x 360/STANDARD
295
625 1285
Image Size/Picture
Quality
425
MultiMediaCard
8 MB
16 MB 32 MB
640 x 480/FINE
640 x 360/FINE
55
105
215
640 x 480/STANDARD
640 x 360/STANDARD
190
320
645
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK
Normal Playback Of Images
Images shot with the camcorder are
automatically numbered, then stored in
numerical order in the memory card. You can
view the stored images, one at a time, much
like flipping through a photo album.
VIDEO/MEMORY
Lock Button
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Auto Playback Of Images
You can run through all the images stored in
memory card automatically.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
2 Press 6 to start Auto Playback.
● If you press 1 during Auto Playback, files are
displayed in descending order.
● If you press 2 during Auto Playback, files are
displayed in ascending order.
3 To end Auto Playback, press 7.
[PLAY] 3, 3
2
1
SET
[STOP] 7, 4 MENU INDEX
1 Load a memory card. ( pg. 17)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“MEMORY”.
3 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
Index Playback Of Files
You can view several different files stored in
the memory card at a time. This browsing
capability makes it easy to locate a particular
file you want.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
2 Press INDEX. The
Index Screen appears.
3 Press 4, 3, 1 or 2
to move the frame to
the desired file.
4 Press SET. The
selected file is
displayed.
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
● A stored image is displayed.
4 Press 1 to display the previous file. Press 2
to display the next file.
NOTE:
Images shot and stored on the card with another
device with resolutions other than “640 x 480” will
be displayed as thumbnails only. These thumbnail
images cannot be transferred to a PC.
Playback Zoom
Available only with the remote control.
( pg. 25)
NO IMAGES STORED
Appears if there are no image files stored in the
memory card when you attempt memory card
playback.
?
Appears when playing back a file that is not
compatible with DCF or a file with a size that is not
compatible with this camcorder.
Selected file
1
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
Index number
Removing On-Screen Display
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “ON SCREEN”, press
1 Select
SET or 2. The ON SCREEN
menu appears.
● Press 1 whenever you want to
return to the previous menu
screen.
4 Select “OFF”,
press SET or 2.
5 Press MENU.
2 SET
ON SCREEN
OFF
ON
● The operation
mode indicator,
folder/file number,
date/time and
battery remaining
power indicator, disappear.
● To display the indicators again, select “ON”.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK
Power
Switch
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6 Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET.
Resetting The File Name
By resetting the file name, a new folder will be
made. The new files you are going to make will
be stored in the new folder. It is convenient to
separate the new files from previously made
files.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
1 Select
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “NO.RESET”, press
SET or 2. The NO. RESET
screen appears.
PROTECT
● To cancel protection,
select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6
for all files you want to protect.
PROTECT ?
EXECUTE
RETURN
To protect all files stored in the memory
card
4 Select “PROT.ALL”, press SET or 2. The
PROTECT screen appears.
5 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel protection, select “RETURN”.
4 Select “EXECUTE”, press
2
SET
SET. The new folder (such as
“101JVCGR”) will be made and
the file name of the next shot starts from
DVC00001.
NOTE:
If the “
” mark appears, the currently displayed
file is protected.
To Remove Protection
NOTE:
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 – 3
in “Protecting Files”.
If the file name reaches DVC09999, a new folder
(such as “101JVCGR”) will be made and the file
name will start again from DVC00001.
To remove protection from the currently
displayed file
Protecting Files
The Protect mode helps prevent the accidental
erasure of files.
4 Select “CURRENT”, press SET or 2. The
PROTECT screen appears.
5 Press 1 or 2 to select the desired file.
6 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all files you want to
remove protection.
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “PROTECT”, press SET or 2. The
To remove protection from all files stored in
the memory card
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
PROTECT menu appears.
● Press 1 whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
To protect the currently displayed file
4 Select “CURRENT”,
press SET or 2. The
PROTECT screen
appears.
PROTECT
CURRENT
PROT.ALL
CANC.ALL
5 Press 1 or 2 to select
the desired file.
Select
4 Select “CANC.ALL”, press SET or 2. The
PROTECT screen appears.
5 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
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Previously stored files can be deleted either
one at a time or all at once.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
1 Select
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “DELETE”, press SET
or 2. The DELETE Menu
appears.
● Press 1 whenever you want to
return to the previous menu
screen.
2 SET
Setting Print Information (DPOF
Setting)*
This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard in order
to support future systems such as automatic
printing.
* Up to a maximum limit of 999 stored files in the
memory card.
To Print All Still Images (One Print For
Each)
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
To delete the currently displayed file
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
4 Select “CURRENT”,
2 Press MENU.
press SET or 2. The
DELETE screen
appears.
DELETE
CURRENT
ALL
5
3 Select “DPOF”, press
Press 1 or 2 to select
the desired file.
6 Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET.
SET or 2. The DPOF
Menu appears.
Select
DELETE
● To cancel deletion,
select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6
for all files you want to delete.
DELETE?
EXECUTE
RETURN
NOTE:
If the “
” mark appears, the selected file is
protected and cannot be deleted.
To delete all files stored in the memory card
4 Select “ALL”, press SET or 2. The DELETE
screen appears.
5 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel deletion, select “RETURN”.
NOTES:
● Protected files ( pg. 28) cannot be deleted. To
delete them, remove protection first.
● Once files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
Check files before deleting.
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● Press 1 whenever you
want to return to the
previous menu screen.
1 Select
2 SET
DPOF
CURRENT
ALL 1
RESET
4 Select “ALL 1”, press
SET or 2. The DPOF screen appears.
5 Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET.
● To cancel selection,
select “RETURN”.
DPOF
ALL 1?
EXECUTE
RETURN
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK
Deleting Files
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C.
To Print By Selecting Still Images And
Number Of Prints
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “To Print All Still
To Reset The Number Of Prints
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “To Print All Still
Images (One Print For Each)” ( pg. 29).
Images (One Print For Each)” ( pg. 29).
2 Select “RESET”, press SET or 2. The
2 Select “CURRENT”,
press SET or 2. The DPOF
screen appears.
3 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
DPOF screen appears.
DPOF
SHEETS
3 Press 1 or 2 to select
02
RETURN
the desired file.
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
● The number of prints is reset to 0 for all still
images.
CAUTION:
While performing the above, never disconnect
power, as this may cause the memory card to be
corrupted.
Select
4 Press 4 or 3 to select the number
indication (00), and press SET.
1 Select
5 Select the number of prints
by pressing 3 to increase the
number, or 4 to decrease the
number, and press SET.
● Repeat steps 3 through 5
DPOF
for the desired number of
SHEETS
prints.
● The number of prints can
be set up to 15.
02
● To correct the number of
prints, select the image
again and change the number.
SET. The “SAVE?”
appears.
● If you did not change any
settings in step 3 through
5, the DPOF Menu
reappears.
When the image is printed from the printer, a
black bar appears at the bottom of the screen.
This is not a malfunction. By recording with “DIS”
de-activated ( pg. 32) this can be avoided.
Initializing A Memory Card
2 SET
6 Select “RETURN”, press
NOTE:
DPOF
SAVE?
EXECUTE
CANCEL
7 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel selection, select “CANCEL”.
You can initialize a memory card any time.
After initializing, all files and data stored in the
memory card, including those which have
been protected, are cleared.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback
Of Images” ( pg. 27).
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “FORMAT”, press SET
1 Select
or 2. The FORMAT screen
appears.
● Press 1 whenever you want to
return to the previous menu
screen.
4 Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET. The memory
card is initialized.
2 SET
FORMAT
ERASE ALL
EXISTING DATA?
● When initialization is
EXECUTE
finished, “NO IMAGES
CANCEL
STORED” appears.
● To cancel initialization, select “CANCEL”.
ADVANCED FEATURES
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Changing The Menu Settings
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-touse, on-screen menu system that simplifies
many of the more detailed camcorder settings.
( pg. 31 – 35)
VIDEO/MEMORY
Power Switch
Lock
Button
1 Select
EN
31
4 Select the desired function, press SET or 2.
The selected function menu appears.
Example: FUNCTION menu.
Current Setting
FUNCTION
WIPE/FADER
PROGRAM AE
EFFECT
EXPOSURE
W.BALANCE
SHUTTER
EXIT
OFF
OFF
OFF
±0
AUTO
OFF
5 Select the desired selection, press SET or
2.
Example: WIPE/FADER menu.
WIPE/FADER
2 SET
MENU
1 For Video and D.S.C. Recording Menus:
OFF
WHITE
BLACK
SLIDE
SCROLL
OFF
WH
BK
● Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”
pressing down the Lock Button located on
the switch.
● Set the recording mode to “ ”. ( pg. 20)
M
For Video Playback Menu:
● Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“VIDEO”.
● Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on
the switch.
● For D.S.C. Playback Menu, refer to “D.S.C.
PLAYBACK” ( pg. 27).
2 Open the LCD monitor fully. ( pg. 8)
3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Screen for Video
Screen for Video and
D.S.C. Recording Menu Playback Menu
FUNCTION
CAMERA
VTR
DISPLAY
SYSTEM
EXIT
* Video Recording Menu only
VTR
DISPLAY
SYSTEM
EXIT
6 Select the desired setting, press SET or 2.
Selection is completed.
7 Press MENU. The Menu Screen closes.
● Press 1 whenever you want to cancel or return
to the previous menu screen.
● Repeat the procedure if you wish to set other
function menus.
ADVANCED FEATURES
or “MEMORY”.
● Set the Power Switch to “REC” while
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In the following pages, [ ] refers to Factory
preset settings.
Recording Menus
FUNCTION
● The following menu settings can be changed
only when the Power Switch is set to “REC”.
● Each setting (except “EFFECT” and
“SHUTTER”) which is set in Video Recording
Menu is also applied in the D.S.C. Recording
Menu.
WIPE/FADER*
( pg. 40), “Wipe or Fader Effects”
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
PROGRAM AE
( pg. 41), “Program AE, Effects And Shutter
Effects”
EFFECT
( pg. 41), “Program AE, Effects And Shutter
Effects”
EXPOSURE
( pg. 37), “Exposure Control”
W. BALANCE
( pg. 39), “White Balance Adjustment”
SHUTTER
( pg. 41), “Program AE, Effects And Shutter
Effects”
CAMERA
The following menu settings can be changed
only when the Power Switch is set to “REC”.
ZOOM*
[34X]: When set to “34X” while using digital
zoom, the zoom magnification will reset to 34X
since digital zoom will be disengaged.
68X*: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By
digitally processing and magnifying images,
zooming is possible from 34X (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 68X digital
magnification.
800X*: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By
digitally processing and magnifying images,
zooming is possible from 34X (the optical
zoom limit), to a maximum of 800X digital
magnification.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
TELE MACRO
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: When the distance to the subject is less
than 1 m (3.3 ft), set “TELE MACRO” to “ON”.
You can shoot a subject as large as possible at
a distance of approx. 40 cm (1.4 ft).
Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go
out of focus.
DIS*
OFF
: Disables the function. (DIS disable
icon appears.)
[ON]: To compensate for unstable images
caused by camera-shake, particularly at high
magnification.
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilization may not be possible if
hand shake is excessive, or depending on the
shooting condition.
● Switch off this mode when recording with the
camcorder on a tripod.
● DIS cannot be activated when “NIGHT” in
“PROGRAM AE” or “STROBE” in “EFFECT” is
selected, or when LIGHT is set to on, or when
SNAPSHOT is pressed.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
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WIND CUT*
[OFF]: Disengages the function.
ON
: Helps cut down on noise created by
wind. The “
” indicator appears. The quality
of the sound will change. This is normal.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
IMAGE SIZE*
[640 x 480 F] / 640 x 480 S
The Image Size mode can be selected to best
match your needs. Two Picture Quality modes
are available: FINE ( 640F ) and STANDARD
( 640S ) (in order of quality).
NOTE:
The number of storable images depends on the
selected picture quality as well as the composition
of the subjects in the images and the type of
memory card being used. ( pg. 26)
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “MEMORY”.
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VTR
Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
REC MODE
[SP]*: To record in the SP (Standard Play)
mode
LP: Long Play—more economical, providing
1.5 times the recording time.
* SP indicator does not appear on the screen.
NOTES:
● Audio Dubbing ( pg. 45) and Insert Editing
( pg. 45) are possible on tapes recorded in
the SP mode.
● If the recording mode is switched, the playback
picture will be blurred at the switching point.
● During playback of a tape recorded on another
camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there
may be momentary pauses in the sound.
SOUND MODE
[12BIT]: Enables video recording of stereo
sound on four separate channels, and is
recommended for use when performing Audio
Dubbing. (Equivalent to the 32 kHz mode of
previous models)
16BIT: Enables video recording of stereo
sound on two separate channels. (Equivalent
to the 48 kHz mode of previous models)
REC SELECT
(TAPE): When Snapshot recording is
performed with the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
set to “VIDEO”, still images are recorded only
onto the tape.
/
(TAPE/CARD): When Snapshot
recording is performed with the VIDEO/
MEMORY Switch set to “VIDEO”, still images
are recorded not only onto the tape but also in
the memory card (640 x 480 pixels).
[
(CARD)]: When Snapshot recording is
performed with the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
Set to “VIDEO”, still images are recorded into
the Memory Card only. Select this setting to
perform Dual Rec.. ( pg. 20)
ADVANCED FEATURES
GAIN UP
OFF: Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no
picture brightness adjustment.
[AGC]: The overall appearance may be grainy,
but the image is bright.
AUTO
: The shutter speed is
automatically adjusted. Shooting a subject in
low or poor lighting at slow shutter speed
provides a brighter image than in the AGC
mode, but the subject’s movements are not
smooth or natural. The overall appearance
may be grainy. While the shutter speed is
being automatically adjusted, “
” is
displayed.
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DISPLAY
The “DISPLAY” settings (except “CLOCK
ADJ.”, “16:9 OUTPUT” and “BRIGHT”) are
effective only for shooting.
ON SCREEN
LCD: Keeps the camcorder’s display (except
the date, time and time code) from appearing
on the connected TV screen.
[LCD/TV]: Makes the camcorder’s display
appear on screen when the camcorder is
connected to a TV.
DATE/TIME
[OFF]: The date/time does not appear.
ON: The date/time is always displayed.
● The date indication can also be turned on/off by
pressing the DISPLAY Button on the remote
control. ( pg. 23, 42)
CLOCK ADJ.
pg. 15, “Date/Time Settings”
TIME CODE*
[OFF]: Time code is not displayed.
ON: Time code is displayed on the camcorder
and on the connected TV. Frame numbers are
not displayed during recording. ( pg. 20)
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”.
16:9 OUTPUT
To enable your tv to display images in 16:9
wide mode, set the tv screen size correctly.
4:3 TV: For TV with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
[16:9 TV]: For TV with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
BRIGHT
pg. 15, “Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display”
SYSTEM
The “SYSTEM” functions which are set when
the Power Switch is set to “REC” are also
applied when the Power Switch is set to
“PLAY”.
LANGUAGE
/
/
/ [ENGLISH] /
FRANCAIS / ESPAÑOL / PORTUGUÊS
The language setting can be changed.
( pg. 14)
MELODY
OFF: Even though not heard while shooting,
shutter sound is recorded on the tape.
[ON]: A melody sounds when any operation is
performed. It also activates the shutter sound
effect. ( pg. 26, 36)
REMOTE
OFF: Disables the remote control operations.
[ON]: Enables the remote control operations.
PRIORITY
[LCD]: The image is displayed on the LCD
monitor when the viewfinder is pulled out while
the LCD monitor is opened.
FINDER: The image is displayed in the
viewfinder when the viewfinder is pulled out
while the LCD monitor is opened.
DEMO MODE
OFF: Automatic demonstration will not take
place.
[ON]: Demonstrates certain functions such as
Wipe/Fader and Effects, etc., and can be used
to confirm how these functions operate.
Demonstration starts in the following cases:
● When the Menu Screen is closed after “DEMO
MODE” is turned “ON”.
● With “DEMO MODE” set to “ON”, if there is no
operation for about 3 minutes after the Power
Switch is set to “REC”.
● Performing any operation during the
demonstration stops the demonstration
temporarily. If no operation is performed for
more than 3 minutes after that, the
demonstration will resume.
NOTES:
● If a cassette is in the camcorder, the
demonstration cannot be turned on.
● “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the
camcorder power is turned off.
CAM RESET
[CANCEL]: Does not reset all settings to the
factory-preset.
EXECUTE: Resets all settings to the factorypreset.
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VTR
The settings below are effective only for video
playback except “REC MODE”. The
parameters (except “SOUND L/R”, “[T] ➝ [M]
COPY” and “NARRATION” settings) are the
same as in the description on page 33.
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Each setting (except “OFF” in “ON SCREEN”,
“DATE/TIME” and “TIME CODE”) is linked with
“DISPLAY”, which appears when the Power
Switch is set to “REC”.
The parameters (except “OFF” in “ON
SCREEN” setting) are the same as in the
description on pg. 34.
SOUND L/R and NARRATION
During tape playback, the camcorder detects
the sound mode in which the recording was
made, and plays the sound back. Select the
sound to accompany your playback picture.
ON SCREEN
OFF / [LCD] / LCD/TV
When set to “OFF”, the camcorder’s display
disappears.
REC MODE
[SP]* / LP
Allows you to set the video recording mode
(SP or LP) depending on your preference. It is
recommended you use “REC MODE” in
VIDEO Menu when using this camcorder as a
recorder during dubbing. ( pg. 42, 43)
CLOCK ADJ.
pg. 15, “Date/Time Settings”
* SP indicator does not appear on the screen.
NARRATION
[OFF]: Original sound is output on both “L” and
“R” channels in stereo.
ON: Dubbed sound is output on both “L” and
“R” channels in stereo. ( pg. 45).
MIX: Original and dubbed sounds are
combined and output in stereo on both “L” and
“R” channels.
[T] ➝ [M] COPY
[OFF]: When the SNAPSHOT button is
pressed during tape playback, the playback
image pauses and normal playback will
resume after approximately 6 seconds. (The
still image is not recorded.)
ON: Enables dubbing of images recorded on a
tape to a memory card. ( pg. 42).
SOUND L/R
[STEREO
]: Sound is output on both “L” and
“R” channels in stereo.
SOUND L : Sound from the “L” channel is
output.
SOUND R : Sound from the “R” channel is
output.
DATE/TIME
[OFF] / ON
TIME CODE
[OFF] / ON
pg. 20, “Time Code”
16:9 OUTPUT
4:3 TV / [16:9 TV]
pg. 34, “16:9 OUTPUT”
BRIGHT
pg. 15, “Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display”
SYSTEM
Each setting (except “DEMO MODE”) is linked
with “SYSTEM”, which appears when the
Power Switch is set to “REC”.
The parameters are the same as in the
description on page 34.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Playback Menus
EN
DISPLAY
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LED Light
Snapshot (Record Still Image On
Tape)
LED Light can be used to
brighten the subject in the dark
place during video recording or
D.S.C. shooting.
This feature lets you record still images that
look like photographs onto a tape.
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
LIGHT
“VIDEO”.
LED Light
1 Press LIGHT repeatedly to change the
setting.
The light is on always. (
appears.)
The light turns on automatically
when dark. (
appears.)
Turns off the light.
2 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
start video recording or SNAPSHOT to shoot a
still image.
NOTES:
● Be careful not to point the LED Light directly to
eyes.
● If the light does not reach the subject when the
LED Light setting is “ON”, the Night-Alive
function will be activated, and makes it possible
to shoot the subject brighter.
● Since subjects are shot at a reduced shutter
speed when the LED Light setting is “ON”, they
will appear slightly blurred.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
3 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
4 Set “REC SELECT” to “
/
” or
“
“. ( pg. 31, 33)
5 Press SNAPSHOT.
● The “PHOTO” indication appears and a still image
will be recorded for approx. 5 seconds, then the
camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
● You can perform Snapshot also during
recording. A still image will be recorded for
approx. 5 seconds, then the normal recording
resumes.
● Snapshot is effective when the recording mode
selection is set to both “ ” or “ ”.
● If the image taken by snapshot is too dark or too
bright, select
( pg. 38) or “SPOTLIGHT”
( pg. 41).
● The image size for snapshot in 16:9 mode is
640X360. However, the approximate number of
storable images is similar with snapshot in 4:3
mode. ( pg. 26)
A M
Motor Drive Mode
Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed in step 5
provides an effect similar to serial
photography. (Interval between still
images: approx. 1 second)
● The Motor Drive mode is disabled when “REC
SELECT” is set to “
( pg. 33)
/
” or “
“.
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Manual Focus
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
FOCUS
Manual exposure control is recommended in
the following situations:
● When shooting using reverse lighting or when
the background is too bright.
● When shooting on a reflective natural
background such as at the beach or when
skiing.
● When the background is overly dark or the
subject is bright.
Select
1
2
EXPOSURE
±0
2 SET
Manual focus indicator
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
3 Press FOCUS. The manual focus indicator
appears.
4 Press 1 or 2 to focus on a subject.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any
” or “
” will blink.
5 Press SET. Focus adjustment is complete.
To reset to Auto Focus
Press FOCUS twice.
Manual focus is recommended in
situations listed below.
● When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
● When illumination is low.*
● When the subject has no contrast (difference in
brightness and darkness), such as a flat, onecolor wall, or a clear, blue sky.*
● When a dark object is barely visible in the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder.*
● When the scene contains minute patterns or
identical patterns that are regularly repeated.
● When the scene is affected by sunbeams or
light reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
● When shooting a scene with a high-contrast
background.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear
blinking: , , and .
1 Open the LCD monitor fully.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
3 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
4 Press MENU.
5 Select “FUNCTION”, press SET or 2.
6 Select “EXPOSURE”, press SET or 2.
7 Select the appropriate exposure, press SET
or 2.
● To brighten the image, press 3. To darken the
image, press 4. (maximum +/-6)
8 Press MENU.
NOTES:
● If the adjustment does not cause any visible
change in brightness, set “GAIN UP” to “AUTO”.
( pg. 31, 33)
● You cannot use the manual exposure control at
the same time when “PROGRAM AE” is set to
“SPOTLIGHT” or “SNOW” ( pg. 41), or with
the backlight compensation.
ADVANCED FEATURES
SET
further or closer, “
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Exposure Control
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers
continuous shooting ability from close-up (as
close as approx. 5 cm (2") to the subject) to
infinity.
However, correct focus may not be obtained
depending on the shooting condition. In this
case, use the manual focus mode.
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FEATURES FOR RECORDING
Iris Lock
Like the pupil of the human eye, the iris
contracts in well-lit environments to keep too
much light from entering, and dilates in dim
environments to allow in more light.
Use this function in the following situations:
● When shooting a moving subject.
● When the distance to the subject changes (so
its size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder
changes), such as when the subject is backing
away.
● When shooting on a reflective natural
background such as at the beach or when
skiing.
● When shooting objects under a spotlight.
● When zooming.
Backlight Compensation
Backlight compensation brightens the subject
quickly.
With simple operation, backlight compensation
feature brightens the dark subject portion by
increasing the exposure.
1 Set the Power Switch to
“REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to
M”. ( pg. 20)
SET
“
3 Press so that the
Backlight Compensation
indicator “ ” appears.
( pg. 37)
To cancel Backlight Compensation
Press
twice so that the “ ” indicator
disappears.
2 Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the
NOTE:
1 Perform steps 1 - 6 in “Exposure Control”
LCD monitor or the viewfinder, then press and
hold SET or 2 for over 2 seconds. The “ ”
indication appears.
3 Press SET or 2. The iris is locked.
4 Press MENU.
Using Backlight Compensation may cause the
light around the subject to become too bright and
the subject to become white.
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Selection of a spot metering area enables
more precise exposure compensation.
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
3 Press twice so that the Spot Exposure
Control indicator “
” appears.
● A spot metering area frame appears at the
center of the LCD monitor/viewfinder.
4 Press SET.
● Spot Exposure Control is engaged.
● Exposure is adjusted to make the brightness of
the selected area most appropriate.
To lock the iris
After step 3, press and hold SET over 2
seconds. The “ ” indication appears and the
iris is locked.
To cancel Spot Exposure Control
Press
once so that the “
” indicator
disappears.
NOTES:
● Depending on the shooting location and
condition, optimum result may not be attained.
● “STROBE” in “EFFECT” cannot be used with
Spot Exposure Control.
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White Balance Adjustment
The white balance refers to the correctness of
color reproduction under various lighting. If the
white balance is correct, all other colors will be
accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted
automatically. However, more advanced
camcorder operators control this function
manually to achieve a more professional color/
tint reproduction.
To change the setting
Set “W. BALANCE” to the desired mode.
( pg. 32)
● The selected mode indicator except “AUTO”
appears.
[AUTO]: White balance is adjusted
automatically.
MWB: Adjust the white balance
manually when shooting under various types
of lighting. ( “Manual White Balance
Adjustment”, pg. 40)
FINE: Outdoors on a sunny day.
CLOUD: Outdoors on a cloudy day.
HALOGEN: A video light or similar type
of lighting is used.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Spot Exposure Control
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FEATURES FOR RECORDING
Manual White Balance
Adjustment
Wipe Or Fader Effects
These effects let you make pro-style scene
transitions. Use them to spice up the transition
from one scene to the next.
Wipe or Fader works when video recording is
started or stopped.
Adjust the white
balance manually
when shooting under
various types of
lighting.
1 Set the Power
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
White paper
Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
3 Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of
the subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself
so that the white paper fills the screen.
“VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
3 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
4 Set “WIPE/FADER” in “FUNCTION” Menu.
( pg. 32)
5 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
4 Select “MWB” in “W. BALANCE” menu
activate the Fade-in/out or Wipe-in/out.
( pg. 32), then press and hold SET or 2 until
begins blinking.
● When the setting is completed,
stops
NOTE:
blinking.
You can extend the length of a Wipe or Fader by
pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button.
5 Press SET or 2 to engage the setting.
6 Press MENU. The Menu Screen closes and WIPE/FADER
the Manual White Balance indicator
displayed.
is
NOTES:
● In step 3, it may be difficult to focus on the white
paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually.
( pg. 37)
● Because the color temperature is different
depending on the light source, use this function
for a more natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off
or the battery removed.
● White Balance cannot be activated
simultaneously with “TWILIGHT” in “PROGRAM
AE” ( pg. 41).
● White Balance cannot be activated if the
“SEPIA” or “MONOTONE” mode is activated.
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
WHITE
screen.
BLACK
screen.
: Fade in or out with a white
: Fade in or out with a black
SLIDE
: Wipe in from right to left, or wipe
out from left to right.
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.
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41
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. ( pg. 20)
3 Set “EFFECT”, “PROGRAM AE” or
NIGHT
: Makes dark subjects or areas
even brighter than they would be under good
natural lighting. Although the recorded image
is not grainy, it may look as if it is strobing due
to the slow shutter speed.
During Night-Alive, it may be difficult to bring
the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use
of a tripod is recommended.
“SHUTTER” in “FUNCTION” Menu. ( pg. 32)
● The selected effect will be shown for approx. 2
EFFECT
seconds before the camcorder returns to the
menu screen.
NOTES:
● Shutter Effects cannot be used during “NIGHT”.
● When a subject is too bright or reflective, a
vertical streak may appear (smear
phenomenon). Smear phenomenon tends to
occur when “SPORTS” or any mode of
“SHUTTER 1/500 – 1/4000” is selected.
PROGRAM AE
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
SPORTS
(Variable Shutter Speed: 1/250 – 1/4000):
This setting allows fast-moving images to be
captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable
slow-motion playback. The faster the shutter
speed, the darker the picture becomes. Use
the shutter function under good lighting
conditions.
SNOW
: Compensates for subjects that
may otherwise appear too dark when shooting
in extremely bright surroundings such as in the
snow.
SPOTLIGHT
: Compensates for subjects
that may otherwise appear too bright when
shooting under extremely strong direct lighting
such as spotlights.
TWILIGHT
: Makes evening scenes look
more natural. White Balance ( pg. 39) is
automatically set to “AUTO”. When Twilight is
chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts
the focus from approx. 10 m (32 ft) to infinity.
From less than 10 m, adjust the focus
manually.
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
SEPIA
: Recorded scenes have a
brownish tint like old photos.
MONOTONE
: Like classic black and white
films, your footage is shot in B/W.
CLASSIC*
: Gives recorded scenes a
strobe effect.
STROBE*
: Your recording looks like a
series of consecutive snapshots.
MIRROR*
: Creates a mirror image on the
left half of the screen, juxtaposed to the normal
image on the other half.
* Not available for still image recording.
SHUTTER
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
SHUTTER 1/60: The shutter speed is
fixed at 1/60th of a second. Black bands that
usually appear when shooting a TV screen
become narrower.
SHUTTER 1/100: The shutter speed is
fixed at 1/100th of a second. The flickering that
occurs when shooting under a fluorescent light
or mercury-vapour lamp is reduced.
SHUTTER 1/500/SHUTTER 1/4000*:
(Refer to PROGRAM AE - SPORTS
mode.)
* Not available for still image recording.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Program AE, Effects And Shutter
Effects
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FEATURES FOR RECORDINGS
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On
A Tape To A Memory Card
Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a
memory card.
1 Load a cassette. ( pg. 16)
2 Load a memory card. ( pg. 17)
3 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“VIDEO”.
4 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
5 Set “[T] ➝ [M] COPY” to “ON”. ( pg. 35)
6 Press 6 to start playback.
7 At the point you want to dub, press 6
again to engage Still Playback.
8 To dub the image, press SNAPSHOT.
● The “
” indication appears during dubbing.
NOTE:
To use Playback Special effects with a video
image you wish to dub, perform up to step 8 using
the remote control. ( pg. 24)
EDITING
Dubbing To A VCR
To use this camcorder as a player
1 Following the illustration, pg. 23,
“Connections To A TV Or VCR” , connect the
camcorder and the VCR’s input connectors.
2 Perform steps 1 - 6 ( pg. 23)
3 At the point you want to start dubbing, start
recording on the VCR. (Refer to the VCR’s
instruction manual.)
4 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the
VCR, then stop playback on the camcorder.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery
pack. ( pg. 13)
● To choose whether or not the following displays
appear on the connected TV
• Date/time
Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON” or “OFF”
( pg. 35). Or, press DISPLAY on the remote
control to turn on/off the date indication.
• Time code
Set “TIME CODE” to “OFF” or “ON”
( pg. 35).
• Indications other than date/time and time code
Set “ON SCREEN” to “OFF”, “LCD” or “LCD/
TV” ( pg. 35).
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Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit
Equipped With A DV Connector
(Digital Dubbing)
It is also possible to copy recorded scenes
from the camcorder onto another video unit
equipped with a DV connector. Since a digital
signal is sent, there is little, if any, image or
sound deterioration.
To DV IN/OUT
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NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery
pack. ( pg. 13)
● If a blank portion or disturbed image is played
back on the player during dubbing, the dubbing
may stop so that an unusual image is not
dubbed.
● Even though the DV cable is connected
correctly, sometimes the image may not appear
in step 4. If this occurs, turn off the power and
make connections again.
● If “Playback Zoom” ( pg. 25) or “Playback
Special Effects” ( pg. 25) is attempted or
SNAPSHOT is pressed during playback, only
the original playback image recorded on the
tape is output from the DV IN/OUT connector.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the
optional JVC VC-VDV204U or VC-VDV206U
DV cable.
To use this camcorder as a recorder
1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit
equipped with a DV output connector using a
DV cable as shown in the illustration.
DV cable (optional)
3 Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to
“PLAY”.
4 Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP”.
( pg. 35)
To DV IN/OUT
5 Start playback on the player.
6 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
engage the Record-Pause mode.
• The “ DV IN ” indication appears on the
screen.
Video unit equipped with DV connector
To use this camcorder as a player
1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit
equipped with a DV input connector using a DV
cable as shown in the illustration.
7 At the point you want to start dubbing,
press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
dubbing. The
indication rotates.
8 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button
again to stop dubbing. The
indication
stops rotating.
3 Start playback on the camcorder.
9 Press 7 to return to the normal playback
mode.
( pg. 21)
NOTE:
4 At the point you want to start dubbing, start
recording on the video unit. (Refer to the video
unit’s instruction manual.)
5 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the
video unit, then stop playback on this
camcorder.
Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode
recorded on the original tape, regardless of the
current “SOUND MODE” setting. ( pg. 33)
COPY PROTECTED
Appears if dubbing of copyguarded signals is
attempted while this camcorder is being
used as a recorder.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Core filter
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EDITING
Connection To A Personal
Computer
[A] Using USB
cable
OR
[B] Using DV
cable
To DV IN/OUT
To USB
[A] Using USB cable
It is possible to transfer still images stored on a
memory card to a PC.
[B] Using DV cable
It is also possible to transfer still/moving
images to a PC with a DV connector by using
the provided software, software equipped with
the PC or commercially available software.
If you are using a Windows® XP, you can use
Windows® Messenger to conduct video
conferences over the Internet, using a
camcorder. For details, refer to the help for the
Windows® Messenger.
NOTES:
● Refer to “SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND
Core filter
DV cable
(optional)
USB cable
(provided)
Core filter
To DV
connector
To USB
connector
PC
or
PC with DV connector
When connecting the camcorder to a PC
using a DV cable, make sure to follow the
procedure below. Connecting the cable
incorrectly may cause malfunctions to the
camcorder and/or the PC.
● Connect the DV cable first to the PC, and
then to the camcorder.
● Connect the DV cable (plugs) correctly
according to the shape of the DV connector.
USB CONNECTION GUIDE” for the bundled
software and drivers.
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery pack.
( pg. 13)
● Never connect the USB cable and the DV
cable simultaneously to the camcorder.
Connect only the cable you wish to use to
the camcorder.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the
optional JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U
DV cable depending on the type of DV
connector (4 or 6 pins) on the PC.
● If the PC connected to the camcorder via the
USB cable is not powered, the camcorder does
not enter the USB mode.
● The date/time information cannot be captured
into the PC.
● Refer to the instruction manuals of the PC and
Software.
● The still images can also be transferred to a PC
with a DV connector-equipped capture board.
● The system may not work properly depending
on the PC or capture board you are using.
● If, after connecting a DV cable to the camcoder
and it doesn’t work, restart the camcoder.
● Do not remove memory card during USB
connection between PC and set.
“USB” and/or “
” appears on the
LCD monitor while the PC is accessing data
in the camcorder or the camcorder is
transferring a file to the PC.
NEVER disconnect the USB cable while
“
” is displayed on the LCD
monitor since this can result in product
damage.
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Insert Editing
The audio track can be customized only when
recorded in the 12-BIT and SP modes.
( pg. 33)
● Use the provided remote control.
Speaker
You can record a new scene into a previously
recorded tape, replacing a section of the
original recording with minimal picture
distortion at the in and out points. The original
audio remains unchanged.
● Use the provided remote control.
NOTES:
● Before performing the following steps, make
REW
INSERT
PAUSE
PLAY
STOP
A.DUB
Stereo
Microphone
sure that “TIME CODE” for “DISPLAY” in both
Recording and Playback Menus is set to “ON”.
( pg. 34, 35)
● Insert Editing is not possible on a tape recorded
in the LP mode or on a blank portion of a tape.
editing will start, then press PAUSE (8).
1 Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point
and press PAUSE (8). Confirm the time code
at this point. ( pg. 20)
2 While holding A. DUB ( ) on the remote
control, press PAUSE (8). The “8 ” indicator
appears.
3 Press and hold INSERT (
1 Play back the tape to locate the point where
3 Press PLAY (3), then begin “narrating”.
Speak into the microphone.
● To pause dubbing, press PAUSE (8).
4 To end Audio Dubbing, press PAUSE (8),
then STOP (7).
To hear the dubbed sound during playback
Set “NARRATION” to “ON” or “MIX”
( pg. 35).
NOTES:
2 Press REW (1) until the Edit-In point is
located, then press PAUSE (8).
) on the remote
control, then press PAUSE (8). The “8 ”
indicator and the Time Code (min.:sec.)
appear and the camcorder enters Insert-Pause
mode.
4 Press START/STOP to begin editing.
● Confirm the insert at the time code you checked
in step 1.
● To pause editing, press START/STOP. Press it
again to resume editing.
5 To end Insert Editing, press START/STOP,
● Sound is not heard from the speaker during
then STOP (7) on the remote control.
Audio Dubbing.
● When editing onto a tape that was recorded at
12-BIT, the old and new soundtracks are
recorded separately.
● If feedback or howling occurs during TV
playback, move the camcorder’s microphone
away from the TV, or turn down the TV’s volume.
NOTES:
● Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects
( pg. 41) can be used to spice up the scenes
being edited during Insert Editing.
● During Insert Editing, the date and time
information changes.
● If you perform Insert Editing onto a blank space
on the tape, the audio and video may be
disrupted. Make sure you only edit recorded
areas.
● During Insert Editing, when the tape moves to
scenes recorded in the LP mode or a blank
portion, Insert Editing stops.
ADVANCED FEATURES
START/
STOP
REFERENCES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If, after following the steps in the chart below,
the problem still exists, please consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
No power is supplied.
● The power is not connected properly.
➜Connect the AC Adapter securely. ( pg. 13)
● The battery pack is not attached firmly.
➜Detach the battery pack once again and reattach it firmly. ( pg. 14)
● The battery is dead.
➜Replace the dead battery with a fully charged
one. ( pg. 13)
Recording cannot be performed.
● The tape’s erase protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
➜Set the tape’s erase protection tab to “REC”.
( pg. 16)
● “TAPE END” appears.
➜Replace with new cassette. ( pg. 16)
● The cassette holder cover is open.
➜Close the cassette holder cover.
When shooting a subject illuminated by
bright light, vertical lines appear.
This is not a malfunction.
When the screen is under direct sunlight
during shooting, the screen becomes red
or black for an instant.
This is not a malfunction
The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications
blink.
● Effects function that cannot be used together
are selected at the same time.
➜Re-read the sections covering Effects.
( pg. 32)
The tape is moving, but there is no
picture.
● Your TV has AV input terminals, but is not set to
its VIDEO mode.
➜Set the TV to the mode or channel appropriate
for video playback. ( pg. 23)
● The cassette holder cover is open.
➜Close the cassette holder cover. ( pg. 16)
Blocks of noise appear during playback,
or there is no playback picture and the
screen becomes blue.
Clean the video heads with an optional cleaning
cassette. ( pg. 5)
The focus does not adjust automatically.
● Focus is set to the Manual mode.
➜Set Focus to the Auto mode. ( pg. 37)
● The lens is dirty or covered with condensation.
➜Clean the lens and check the focus again.
( pg. 37)
The color of Snapshot looks strange.
● The light source or the subject does not include
white. Or there are various different light
sources behind the subject.
➜Find a white subject and compose your shot so
that it also appears in the frame. ( pg. 36, 40)
The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the
camcorder does not light during charging.
● Charging is difficult in places subject to
extremely high/low temperatures.
➜To protect the battery, it is recommended to
charge it in places with a temperature of 10°C
to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). ( pg. 48)
● The battery pack is not attached firmly.
➜Detach the battery pack once again and reattach it firmly. ( pg. 13)
The image looks like the shutter speeds is
too slow.
● When shooting in the dark, the unit becomes
highly sensitive to light when “GAIN UP” is set
to “AUTO”.
➜If you want the lighting to look more natural, set
“GAIN UP” to “AGC” or “OFF”. ( pg. 33)
Images on the LCD monitor appear dark
or whitish.
● In places subject to low temperature, images
become dark due to the characteristics of the
LCD monitor. This is not a malfunction.
➜Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD
monitor. ( pg. 8, 15)
● When the LCD monitor’s fluorescent light
reaches the end of its service life, images on
the LCD monitor become dark.
➜Consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Picture does not appear on the LCD
monitor.
● The viewfinder is pulled out and “PRIORITY” is
set to “FINDER”.
➜Push the viewfinder back in or set “PRIORITY”
to “LCD”. ( pg. 8, 34)
● The LCD monitor’s brightness setting is too
dark.
➜Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
( pg. 15)
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➜If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees,
open the monitor fully. ( pg. 8)
Aspect ratio is strange
If the aspect ratio of the video you are playing is
strange, change the setting in “16:9 OUTPUT”.
( pg. 34, 35)
The remote control does not work.
● “REMOTE” is set to “OFF”.
➜Set “REMOTE” to “ON”. ( pg. 34)
● The remote control does not point at the remote
sensor.
➜Point at the remote sensor. ( pg. 24)
● The remote control batteries are exhausted.
➜Replace the batteries with fresh ones.
( pg. 24)
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● Appears if A. DUB ( ) on the remote control is
pressed when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”. ( pg. 45)
INSERT ERROR!
<CANNOT EDIT ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION
TAB>
<CANNOT EDIT ON A BLANK PORTION>
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a tape
recorded in the LP mode. ( pg. 45)
● Appears if INSERT ( ) on the remote control is
pressed when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”. ( pg. 45)
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a blank
portion of a tape. ( pg. 45)
MEMORY IS FULL
Appears when the memory card’s memory is full
and shooting is not possible.
SET DATE/TIME!
High
Exhausted
As the battery power comes close to nil, the
battery remaining power indicator blinks.
When the battery power is exhausted, power turns
off automatically.
TAPE END
Appears when the tape ends during recording or
playback.
LENS CAP
Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if
the lens cap is attached or when it is dark.
A. DUB ERROR!
<CANNOT DUB ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CANNOT DUB ON A 16BIT RECORDING>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION
TAB>
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
blank portion of a tape. ( pg. 45)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
tape recorded in the LP mode. ( pg. 45)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
tape recorded in 16-BIT audio. ( pg. 45)
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY OR
DC PLUG
Error indications 01, 02 or 06.
Remedy: Remove and reattach the power supply
or battery.
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE
Error indications 03 or 04.
Remedy: Eject the cassette and reinsert.
In the above 2 error indications, the camcorder
turns off automatically. Eject the cassette once
and re-insert it, then check if the indication clears.
When it does, you can resume using the
camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
REFERENCES
Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level
● Appears when the date/time is not set.
( pg. 15).
● The built-in clock battery has run out and the
previously set date/time has been erased.
➜Consult your nearest JVC dealer for
replacement.
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CAUTIONS
AC Adapter
When using the AC Adapter in areas other
than the USA
The provided AC Adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to
240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an
AC wall outlet other than American National
Standard C73 series type use an AC plug
adapter, called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest
JVC dealer.
Plug adapter
Battery Packs
The supplied battery pack is
a lithium-ion battery. Before
using the supplied battery
pack or an optional battery
pack, be sure to read the
following cautions:
● To avoid hazards
Terminals
... do not burn.
... do not short-circuit the terminals. When
transporting, make sure the provided battery
cap is attached to the battery. If the battery cap
is misplaced, carry the battery in a plastic bag.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... do not expose the battery to temperatures
exceeding 60°C (140°F), as this may cause the
battery to overheat, explode or catch fire.
... use only specified chargers.
● To prevent damage and prolong service
life
... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
... charge in an environment where temperatures
are within the tolerances shown in the chart
below. This is a chemical reaction type
battery — cooler temperatures impede
chemical reaction, while warmer temperatures
can prevent complete charging.
... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure
to high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
... fully charge and then fully discharge the battery
every 6 months when storing the battery pack
over a long period time.
... remove from charger or powered unit when not
in use, as some machines use current even
when switched off.
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but have
a large power capacity. However, when one
is exposed to cold temperatures (below
10°C/ 50°F), its usage time becomes shorter
and it may cease to function. If this happens,
place the battery pack in your pocket or other
warm, protected place for a short time, then
re-attach it to the camcorder.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operation: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage: –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
● The lower the temperature, the longer
recharging takes.
● Charging times are for a fully discharged battery
pack.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be
sure to read the following cautions:
● During use
... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV
mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded
tapes automatically erases the previously
recorded video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
● Store cassettes
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong
magnetic fields (such as those generated by
motors, transformers or magnets).
... vertically, in their original cases.
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CAUTIONS
To properly use and store your memory cards,
be sure to read the following cautions:
● During use
... make sure the memory card bears the SD or
MultiMediaCard mark.
... make sure the memory card is positioned
properly when inserting.
● While the memory card is being
accessed (during recording, playback,
deletion, initialization, etc.)
... never unload the memory card and never turn
off the camcorder.
● Store memory cards
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong
magnetic fields (such as those generated by
motors, transformers or magnets).
LCD Monitor
● To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
DO NOT
... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on
the bottom.
● To prolong service life
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
● Be aware of the following phenomena for
LCD monitor use. These are not
malfunctions
... While using the camcorder, the surface around
the LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD
monitor may heat up.
... If you leave power on for a long time, the
surface around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
Main Unit
● For safety, DO NOT
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to
enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the
power supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
● Avoid using the unit
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
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... in places subject to soot or steam such as near
a cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or
vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting
antennas, etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C
or 104°F) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
temperatures.
● DO NOT leave the unit
... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
... in places where humidity is extremely low
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
● To protect the unit, DO NOT
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright
objects for long periods.
... expose the lens and viewfinder’s lens to direct
sunlight.
... carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder.
... swing it excessively when using the hand strap
or the grip.
... swing the soft camera case excessively when
the camcorder is inside it.
● Dirty heads can cause the following
problems:
... No picture during playback.
... Blocks of noise appear during playback.
... During recording or playback, the Head Clog
Warning indicator “ ” appears.
... Recording cannot be performed properly.
In such cases, use an optional cleaning
cassette. Insert it and play back. If the cassette
is used more than once consecutively, damage
to the video heads may result. After the
camcorder plays back for about 20 seconds, it
stops automatically. Also refer to the cleaning
cassette’s instructions.
If, after using the cleaning cassette, the
problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
REFERENCES
Memory Cards
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CAUTIONS
Mechanical moving parts used to move the
video heads and video tape tend to become
dirty and worn out over time. In order to
maintain a clear picture at all times, periodic
check-ups are recommended after using the
unit for about 1,000 hours. For periodic checkups please consult your nearest JVC dealer.
How To Handle A CD-ROM
● Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror
surface (opposite to the printed surface). Do not
write anything or put a sticker on either the front
or back surface. If the CD-ROM gets dirty, gently
wipe it with a soft cloth outward from the center
hole.
● Do not use conventional disc cleaners or
cleaning spray.
● Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its mirror
surface.
● Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty, hot or
humid environment. Keep it away from direct
sunlight.
About moisture condensation
● You have observed that pouring a cold liquid
into a glass will cause drops of water to form
on the glass’ outer surface. This same
phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a
camcorder when it is moved from a cool place
to a warm place, after heating a cold room,
under extremely humid conditions or in a place
directly subjected to the cool air from an air
conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
CONDENSATION, OPERATION
PAUSED PLEASE WAIT
Appears if condensation occurs. When this
indication is displayed, wait more than 1
hour until condensation disappears.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC
dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from
a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
functioning properly. In such cases, first
disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few
minutes and then re-connect it and proceed
as usual from the beginning.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number
: GR-D775U
Trade Name
: JVC
Responsible party : JVC AMERICAS
CORP.
Address
: 1700 Valley Road
Wayne, N. J. 07470
Telephone Number : 973-317–5000
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by
JVC could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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SPECIFICATIONS
For General
Power supply
DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter)
DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack)
Power consumption
Approx. 2.2 W (2.3 W*) (LCD monitor off,
viewfinder on)
Approx. 2.7 W (2.8 W*) (LCD monitor on,
viewfinder off)
Approx. 7.5 W (Maximum; when charging the
battery pack)
* Using LED Light
Dimensions (W x H x D)
61 mm x 94 mm x 114 mm (2-3/8" x 3-11/16" x
4-1/2") (with the LCD monitor closed and the
viewfinder pushed back in)
Weight
Approx. 410 g (0.90 lbs) (without battery, cassette
and lens cap)
Approx. 480 g (1.06 lbs) (incl. battery, cassette
and lens cap)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity
35% to 80%
Storage temperature
–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Pickup
1/6" CCD
Lens
F 2.0, f = 2.3 mm to 78.2 mm, 34:1 power zoom
lens
Filter diameter
ø27 mm
LCD monitor
2.7" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active
matrix system
Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder with 0.33" color LCD
Speaker
Monaural
LED Light
Effective distance: 1.5 m (5 ft)
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For Digital Video Camera
Format
DV format (SD mode)
Signal format
NTSC standard
Recording/Playback format
Video: Digital component recording
Audio: PCM digital recording, 32 kHz 4-channel
(12-BIT), 48 kHz 2-channel (16-BIT)
Cassette
Mini DV cassette
Tape speed
SP: 18.8 mm/s, LP: 12.5 mm/s
Maximum recording time (using 80 min.
cassette)
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
For Digital Still Camera
Storage media
SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard
Compression system
JPEG (compatible)
File size
Still image:
640 x 480 pixels
Picture quality
2 modes (FINE/STANDARD)
Approximate number of storable images
pg. 26
For Connectors
AV
Video output: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
Audio output: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analog, stereo
DV
Input/output: 4-pin, IEEE1394 compliant
USB
Mini USB-B type, USB 1.1 compliant
AC Adapter
Power requirement
AC 110 V to 240 V~, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output
DC 11 V =, 1 A
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless
otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and
specifications subject to change without notice.
REFERENCES
Camcorder
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TERMS
I
R
AC Adapter ....................14
Audio Dubbing ...............45
Auto/Manual Mode ........20
Image Size .................... 33
Index Playback .............. 27
Initializing A Memory
Card ........................ 30
Insert Editing ................. 45
Interface Shooting ......... 19
Iris Lock ......................... 38
Rec Mode ............... 33, 35
Recording Capacity
Memory Card ......... 26
Tape ....................... 18
Recording Media
Selection ................ 33
Remote Control ....... 24, 34
Resetting The File Name 28
B
Backlight Compensation ..38
Battery Pack ......13, 14, 48
Before ............................18
Blank Search .................22
Bright .................15, 34, 35
J
Journalistic Shooting ..... 19
S
C
L
Cam Reset .....................34
Changing The Menu
Settings ...........31 – 35
Charging The Battery
Pack ........................13
Clock Adj. ..........15, 34, 35
Connection To A Personal
Computer ................44
Connections To A TV Or
VCR ........................23
Control Level ...................7
Language ................ 14, 34
LCD Monitor and
Viewfinder ........... 8, 15
LED Light ...................... 36
Loading A Cassette ....... 16
Loading A Memory Card 17
Shutter Effects .............. 41
Slow-Motion Playback .. 25
Sound L/R ..................... 35
Sound Mode ........... 33, 35
Speaker Volume ........... 21
Specifications ................ 51
Spot Exposure Control .. 39
D
Data Battery ...................14
Date/Time Settings ........15
Deleting Files .................29
Demonstration Mode .....34
Digital Image Stabilization
(DIS) .......................32
Digital Still Camera ........26
DPOF Setting (Digital Print
Order Format) ...29, 30
Dual Cam .......................20
Dubbing ...................41, 43
E
Effects ............................41
Exposure Control ...........37
G
M
Manual Focus ................ 37
Melody ........................... 34
Memory Card .......... 17, 49
Motor Drive Mode .......... 36
N
Narration ....................... 35
Night Alive ..................... 41
T
Tape Speed
(REC MODE) ... 33, 35
Tele Macro .................... 32
Telephoto Setting .......... 32
Time Code ........ 20, 34, 35
Tripod Mounting ............ 15
Troubleshooting ...... 46, 47
V
O
Video/Memory Switch ..... 9
On Screen ............... 34, 35
W
P
White Balance ............... 39
Wind Cut ....................... 33
Wipe Or Fader Effects .. 40
Playback Sound ............ 35
Playback Special Effects .. 25
Power-linked operation ... 8
Priority ........................... 34
Program AE ................... 41
Protecting Files ............. 28
Q
Z
Zooming ............ 19, 25, 32
16:9 Output ............. 34, 35
Quick Review ................ 18
Gain Up .........................33
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