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ENGLISH
GETTING STARTED
INSTRUCTIONS
RECORDING
16
20
PLAYBACK
26
30
EDITING/PRINTING
36
DUBBING
47
MENU SETTINGS
52
FURTHER
INFORMATION
58
HARD DISK CAMCORDER
GZ-MG37E/EK
GZ-MG27E/EK
To deactivate the demonstration mode, set “DEMO
MODE” to “OFF”. (墌 pg. 53)
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this hard
disk camera. Before use, please read
the safety information and
precautions contained in pages 4 and
5 to ensure safe use of this product.
LYT1537-016A
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Major Features
The camera has a built-in high-capacity HDD (hard disk drive) that enables you to record videos and
still images in massive quantities.
● To record videos (墌 pg. 16)
● To playback videos (墌 pg. 26)
● To record still images (墌 pg. 20)
● To playback still images
(墌 pg. 30)
Auto/Manual Recording Mode
SD Memory Card
You can also record onto
SD cards.
“When Using an SD
Card” (墌 pg. 15)
DVD Creation Function
(墌 pg. 47)
Video Event
Registration
You can record without using any complicated
operations in Auto recording mode.
Manual recording mode, on the other hand, enables
you to use special effects and make manual
adjustments to record videos that are even more vivid.
“To change to manual recording mode” (墌 pg. 22)
You can connect the camera to a DVD
burner (sold separately) with a USB
mini A/B cable to save recorded files
easily to a DVD disc.
You can register recorded videos to
events according to their content. This
enables you to search and select files by
content (event).
(墌 pg. 17)
Editing Files on Your PC
(墌 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
AND USB CONNECTION GUIDE)
Direct Printing
(墌 pg. 46)
USB 2.0 enables the smooth transfer of
video and still images to a computer.
With the bundled image editing software,
you can easily edit video and create your
own DVDs.
If your printer is compatible with
PictBridge, still images can be printed
easily by connecting the camera directly
to the printer with a USB cable.
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Read This First! – How to Handle the Hard Disk Camera
Please read the following instructions before
using the camera.
Make a backup of important recorded data
It is recommended to copy your important recorded
data to a DVD or other recording media for storage.
(墌 pg. 47)
Make a trial recording
Before the actual recording of important data,
make a trial recording and play back the recorded
data to check that the video and sound have been
recorded correctly.
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Reset the camera if it does not operate
correctly
This camera uses a microcomputer. Factors such
as background noise and interference can prevent
it from operating correctly. If the camera does not
operate correctly, reset the camera. (墌 pg. 58)
If a problem occurs with the SD card, bring
the card together with the camera for repairs
When requesting repairs for breakdowns by your
dealer or JVC service centre, be sure to bring your
camera together with the SD card. If one of them is
not included, the cause cannot be diagnosed, and
the repair cannot be made properly.
Check the compatibility of recording media
● The SD cards that are guaranteed to work with this
camera are those by Panasonic, TOSHIBA, pqi
(still image only) and SanDisk. If other media are
used, they may fail to record data correctly, or they
may lose data that had already been recorded.
● For video recording, use a high-speed SD card
(at least 10 MB/s).
● MultiMediaCards are not supported.
Format recording medium before use
Before using this camera, format the built-in hard
disk or SD cards. This will also ensure stable
speeds and operation when accessing the
recording medium. (墌 pg. 39)
Make sure you hold the camera correctly
during recording
Do not cover the area near the lens, stereo
microphone, or camera sensor with your finger or
other object while recording. (墌 pg. 10)
When a certain length of time passes
without operation
● When using the battery, the power will turn off
automatically to conserve power. Use the power
switch to turn on the power again.
● When using the AC adapter, the access lamp
lights up, and the LCD turns off (the camera
enters the sleep mode).
Precautions on handling batteries
● When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be strictly followed.
● If the camera is subjected to electrostatic
discharge, turn the power off before using it
again.
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will only operate with
a JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BN-VF707U/
VF714U/VF733U battery packs. Using generic
non-JVC batteries can cause damage to the
internal charging circuitry.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely
short even after the battery is fully charged, the
battery is worn out and needs to be replaced.
Please purchase a new one.
● Since the AC adapter processes electricity
internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure
to use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● After 5 minutes has elapsed in record-standby
mode, the camera will automatically turn off its
power supplied from the AC adapter. In this case,
battery charge starts if the battery is attached to
the camera.
INFORMATION
Video recording (with sound) that was made
especially for demonstration at shops might be
remaining on the hard disk of the camera that you
have purchased.
To delete this video file, please refer to “Deleting
Files” (墌 pg. 36)/“Formatting a Recording
Medium” (墌 pg. 39).
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Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in
your home or the cable is too short to reach a power
point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved
extension lead or consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an
identical approved type, as originally fitted, and
to replace the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately,
to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent
connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug
then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal
coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue to N (Neutral)
or Black
Brown to L (Live)
or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a
shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides
to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on
top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper,
or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must
be considered and the local rules or laws governing the
disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places
with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water or
liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases,
potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire
or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens directly into the sun. This can
cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the
malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a
risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION!
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to the camera and to the user.
Carrying or holding the camera by the LCD monitor can
result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It
could tip over, causing serious damage to the camera.
CAUTION!
CAUTIONS:
● To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
● When you are not using the AC adapter for a long
period of time, it is recommended that you
disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
NOTES:
● The rating plate and safety caution are on the
bottom and/or the back of the main unit.
● The serial number plate is on the battery pack mount.
● The rating information and safety caution of the AC
adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire or
chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C or
incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
● Dispose of used battery promptly.
● Keep away from children.
● Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camera and leaving it on top of the TV is not
recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause
the camera to fall, resulting in damage.
CAUTION:
To avoid electric
shock or damage
to the unit, first
firmly insert the
small end of the
power cord into
the AC Adapter
until it is no longer
wobbly, and then
plug the larger
end of the power cord into an AC outlet.
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Information for Users on Disposal of Old
Equipment
[European Union]
This symbol indicates that the
electrical and electronic
equipment should not be
disposed as general
household waste at its endof-life. Instead, the product
should be handed over to the Attention:
applicable collection point for This symbol is only
the recycling of electrical and valid in the European
electronic equipment for
Union.
proper treatment, recovery
and recycling in accordance
with your national legislation.
By disposing of this product correctly, you will help to
conserve natural resources and will help prevent
potential negative effects on the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more
information about collection point and recycling of this
product, please contact your local municipal office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this
waste, in accordance with national legislation.
(Business users)
If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our
web page www.jvc-europe.com to obtain information
about the take-back of the product.
[Other Countries outside the European Union]
If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in
accordance with applicable national legislation or other
rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical
and electronic equipment.
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE
OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured
to meet international safety standards but, like any
electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to
obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt
to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the
mains plug, extension leads and interconnections
between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch
off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing
connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the
installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in
any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged
in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and
consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is
designed for unattended operation or has a standby
mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment
and make sure that your family knows how to do this.
Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm
or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or
radios so that you are distracted from the requirements
of road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst
driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such
use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for
example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating
will cause damage and shorten the life of the
equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with
wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the
manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings
provided according to the instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain
or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
● NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into
holes, slots or any other opening in the case — this could
result in a fatal electrical shock;
● NEVER guess or take chances with electrical
equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than
sorry!
Remember that this camera is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission is
prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a show,
performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain permission
beforehand.)
Trademarks
● Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby” and double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
●
MascotCapsule is a registered trademark of HI
CORPORATION in Japan.
Copyright © 2001 HI CORPORATION. All rights
reserved.
● Other product and company names included in this
instruction manual are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.
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Contents
GETTING STARTED
Accessories .......................................................8
Attaching the Shoulder Strap ......................... 9
Attaching the Lens Cap .................................. 9
Attaching the Core Filter ................................ 9
Index ..............................................................10
Necessary Settings before Use .........................12
Power Related Preparations (Using the Battery
Pack) ............................................................ 12
Language Setting ......................................... 13
Date/Time Setting ........................................ 13
Other Settings .................................................14
Grip Adjustment ........................................... 14
Tripod Mounting ........................................... 14
Data Battery System .................................... 14
When Using an SD Card .............................. 15
RECORDING
PLAYBACK
Video
Video Playback ............................................... 26
Various Operations during Playback ........... 27
File Search Function .................................... 28
Date Index Screen ................................... 28
Event Screen ........................................... 29
To Play Back Files in the [EXTMOV] Folder ..... 29
Deleting a Video File ................................... 29
Still image
Still Image Playback ........................................ 30
File Search Function .................................... 30
Slide Show ................................................... 31
Image Rotation ............................................ 31
Playback Zoom ............................................ 31
Deleting a Still Image File ............................ 31
Video / Still image
Video
Video Recording ..............................................16
Registering Files to Events .......................... 17
Zooming ....................................................... 18
Changing the Screen Size ........................... 18
LED Light ..................................................... 18
Deleting a File .............................................. 19
Checking the Remaining Space on the
Recording Media .......................................... 19
Watching Images on TV/Remote Control .......... 32
Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder ....... 32
Playback on TV ........................................... 32
Playback Using the Remote Control ............ 33
Playback with Special Effects ........................... 34
EDITING/PRINTING
Video / Still image
Still image
Still Image Recording .......................................20
Zooming ....................................................... 21
Continuous Shooting .................................... 21
LED Light ..................................................... 21
Deleting a File .............................................. 21
Video / Still image
Manual Recording ............................................22
Manual Setting in MSET Menu .................... 22
Nightscope ................................................... 25
Backlight Compensation .............................. 25
Spot Exposure Control ................................. 25
Managing Files ................................................ 36
Deleting Files ............................................... 36
Viewing File Information .............................. 37
Protecting Files from Accidental Erasure .......38
Formatting a Recording Medium ................. 39
Cleaning Up a Recording Medium ............... 40
Resetting the File Number ........................... 40
Changing the Event Registration of Video Files
after Recording ............................................ 41
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Video
Playlists .........................................................42
Creating Playlists ......................................... 42
Playing Back Playlists .................................. 44
Other Operations of Playlists ....................... 44
Regarding This Manual
Button operations
● Button operations are illustrated as shown
below.
ex.)
Still image
Print Setting ...................................................45
DPOF Print Setting ...................................... 45
Direct Printing with PictBridge Printer .......... 46
DUBBING
Video
Dubbing Video Files to DVD Discs .....................47
● Regarding the control lever (墌 pg. 11)
There are two kinds of operation using the
control lever: moving the lever towards up/
down/left/right, or pressing down the lever.
They are described and illustrated as shown
below.
ex.)
1) Move the control lever downward:
Using a DVD Burner for Dubbing (DVD Creation
Function) ...................................................... 47
Using a VCR/DVD Recorder for Dubbing .... 50
Still image
Press
2) Press down the control lever:
Press 49.
Copying/Moving Still Image Files .....................51
MENU SETTINGS
3) Operate 1) and 2) continuously:
Changing the Menu Settings .............................52
Common Menus for All Modes .................... 53
Video Recording Menus .............................. 55
Video Playback Menus ................................ 56
Still Image Recording Menus ....................... 57
Still Image Playback Menus ......................... 57
Select
Set
Press
/ / /
to select, then press
49.
Icons at the top of pages
EN
FURTHER INFORMATION
.
27
otion playback
sed
Troubleshooting ..............................................58
Warning Indications .........................................62
Cleaning the Camera ........................................64
Cautions .........................................................65
Specifications ..................................................68
Indications on LCD Monitor ..............................70
TERMS .............................................. Back cover
Backward
Forward
When there are icons at the top of pages, they
show whether the page is related to videos and/or
still images.
Page related to videos
Page related to still images
Page common to videos and still
images
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Accessories
AC Adapter
AP-V14E
Power Cord
Battery Pack
BN-VF707U
Audio/Video Cable
USB Cable
(墌 SOFTWARE
INSTALLATION AND
USB CONNECTION
GUIDE)
Shoulder Strap
(墌 pg. 9)
Lens Cap (墌 pg. 9)
CD-ROM
Remote Control Unit
RM-V730UE
(墌 pg. 33)
Lithium Battery
CR2025 (for remote
control unit)
Pre-installed in the
remote control unit at
time of shipment.
Core Filter for Cables (墌 pg. 9)
Large (A): Audio/Video Cable
Large (B): USB Cable
Small: DC Cord
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Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Thread the strap through the
buckle, adjust its length, and use
the strap guide to fix it in place.
Strap Guide
Position the buckle near the
eyelet and reattach the pad.
GETTING STARTED
Peel off the pad and thread the
end of the strap through the
eyelet.
Buckle
Eyelet
Attaching the Lens Cap
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camera as shown in the illustration.
Place here during
recording.
Attaching the Core Filter
Attach the core filters to the cables.
The core filter reduces interference.
When connecting a cable, attach the
end with the core filter to the camera.
Attachment positions (墌 right)
USB Cable
AV Cable
Large (B)
Large (A)
Small
DC Cord
AC Adapter
Release the stopper.
3 cm
Wind once.
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Index
10 EN
20
17
18
19
13
23
21
24
22
How to open the LCD monitor
Push
and open the LCD monitor fully.
A
25
26
The LCD monitor can rotate 270°.
Power-linked operation
When the power switch is set to
, you
can also turn the camera on/off by
opening/closing the LCD monitor.
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a Power Switch [OFF,
,
] (墌 pg. 12)
b Lock Button (墌 pg. 12)
c Zoom Lever [W /T ] (墌 pg. 18)
Speaker Volume Control [–VOL+] (墌 pg. 26)
d Light Button [LIGHT] (墌 pg. 18)/Information
Button [INFO] (墌 pg. 37)
e Mode Switch [MODE] (墌 pg. 16, 20, 26, 30)
f Auto/Manual Mode Button [AUTO]
(墌 pg. 22)
g Menu Button [MENU] (墌 pg. 52)
h Delete Button [ ] (墌 pg. 19)
i Recording Start/Stop Button [REC/SNAP]
(墌 pg. 16, 20)
j Control Lever
: Reverse Skip (墌 pg. 27)/Up/Backlight
Compensation [ ] (墌 pg. 25)/Spot
Exposure Control [ ] (墌 pg. 25)
: Forward Skip (墌 pg. 27)/Down/Manual
Set [ ] (墌 pg. 22)
: Reverse Search [3] (墌 pg. 27)/Left/
Nightscope [NIGHT] (墌 pg. 25)
: Forward Search [ 5] (墌 pg. 27)/Right/
Switch Screen Size (16:9/4:3) [16:9]
(墌 pg. 18)
Press down: Play/Pause (49)
(墌 pg. 26, 30)
k Index Button [INDEX] (墌 pg. 28)/Remaining
Space Button [ ] (墌 pg. 19)/Data Battery
Button [ ] (墌 pg. 14)
l Battery Release Button [BATT.] (墌 pg. 12)
Connectors
The connectors are located beneath the covers.
M S-Video Output Connector [S] (墌 pg. 32)
N Audio/Video Output Connector [AV]
O USB (Universal Serial Bus) Connector
(墌 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND USB
CONNECTION GUIDE)
P DC Input Connector [DC] (墌 pg. 12)
Indicators
Q Power/Charge Lamp [POWER/CHARGE]
(墌 pg. 12)
R Access Lamp [ACCESS] (Lights up or blinks
when you access files. Do not turn off the
power or remove the battery pack/AC
adapter while accessing files.)
S Auto Lamp [AUTO] (Lights up in Auto
recording mode. Also lights up when
connecting to a DVD burner [sold
separately].) (墌 pg. 47)
Other Parts
T Reset Button [RESET] (墌 pg. 58)
U Speaker (墌 pg. 26)
V Battery Pack Mount (墌 pg. 12)
W Camera Sensor
Remote Sensor (墌 pg. 33)
X Lens
Y Stereo Microphone
a LED Light (墌 pg. 18, 21)
b Grip Strap (墌 pg. 14)
c SD Card Cover [OPEN] (墌 pg. 15)
d Stud Hole (墌 pg. 14)
e Tripod Mounting Socket (墌 pg. 14)
ATTENTION:
● Be careful not to cover W, X, Y and Z during
shooting.
● Carrying or holding the camera by the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
malfunction.
GETTING STARTED
Controls
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Necessary Settings before Use
Be sure to configure the following three settings
before use.
Charge the battery pack by
connecting to the AC adapter.
Open the cover.
Power Related Preparations
(Using the Battery Pack)
1
3
DC
Connector
Set the power switch to OFF.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Power off
To AC Outlet
(110V to 240V)
Playback
Recording
Lock button
2
Attach the battery pack.
Slide the battery pack down until it locks in
place.
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Bottom of the Camera
BATT.
● The power/charge lamp blinks to indicate
charging has started.
● When the lamp goes out, charging is
finished. Unplug the power cord from the
AC outlet and disconnect the AC adapter
from the camera.
To detach the battery pack
Slide and hold BATT. (墌 step 2), then remove
the battery pack.
To check the remaining battery power
(墌 pg. 14)
Required charging / recording time
Controls in this section
Power/Charge Lamp
Power Switch
Battery pack
Charging time
Recording
time
BN-VF707U
(Provided)
1 hr. 30 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
(1 hr. 5 min.)
BN-VF714U
2 hr. 40 min.
2 hr. 25 min.
(2 hr. 20 min.)
BN-VF733U
5 hr. 40 min.
5 hr. 50 min.
(5 hr. 30 min.)
The times shown above are approximate times.
The values within ( ) are the times when the
LED light is on.
NOTE:
You can also use the camera with just the AC
adapter.
INDEX
/
/
/
/ 49
MENU
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Date/Time Setting
The language on the display can be changed.
(墌 pg. 54)
1
2
Open the LCD monitor. (墌 pg. 10)
Set the power switch to
or
.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Power off
Playback
The recording start date/time is recorded on the
video/still image file and it can be checked by
pressing INFO. (墌 pg. 26, 30)
In addition, you can find the desired file from
the date index screen. (墌 pg. 28)
After performing step 1-4 in “Language
Setting” (墌 pg. 13)
5
Select [CLOCK ADJUST].
DATE
Lock button
Set
3
CLOCK ADJUST
Select
Recording
31
TIME
01 2006 11 : 07
CAMERA SETTING
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
6
REGISTER EVENT
Set the date and time.
Select
QUALITY
WIND CUT
Set
4
Select [DATE/DISPLAY].
Select
SCENE COUNTER
Set
Repeat this step to input the month, day,
year, hour and minute.
DATE/TIME
LANGUAGE
CLOCK ADJUST
7
DATE DISPLAY ORDER
5
Select [LANGUAGE].
Select
Set
6
ENGLISH
Select the desired language.
You have now finished configuring the
necessary settings.
To use the camera right away
To record videos (墌 pg. 16)
To record still images (墌 pg. 20)
Select
Set
7
To configure other settings (墌 pg. 14)
GETTING STARTED
Language Setting
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Other Settings
Check which buttons to use in the illustration of
“Controls in this section” on page 12.
Data Battery System
You can check the remaining battery power and
the recordable time.
Grip Adjustment
Open the pad and make grip adjustments.
When the battery is attached
1
Set the power switch to OFF.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Power off
Playback
Recording
Lock button
2
BATTERY CONDITION
100%
MAX TIME
Tripod Mounting
50%
min
0%
Bottom of the
Camera
Align the camera
stud hole with the
tripod stud, and the
mounting socket
with the screw, and
then rotate the
camera clockwise to
mount it to the
tripod.
NOTE:
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camera.
NOTES:
● Battery information is displayed for approx. 3
seconds if the button is pressed and released
quickly, and for approx. 15 seconds if the button
is pressed and held for several seconds.
● If “COMMUNICATING ERROR” appears
instead of the battery status even though you
tried to press
several times, there may be a
problem with your battery. In such a case,
consult your nearest JVC dealer.
● The recordable time display should only be
used as a guide. It is displayed in 10 minute
units.
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When Using an SD Card
Change the recording medium
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
1
or
.
DIS
CAMERA SETTING
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
NOTE:
DATE/DISPLAY
REGISTER EVENT
For details on compatible SD cards, see “Check
the compatibility of recording media” (墌 pg. 3).
QUALITY
2
Select [REC MEDIA SETTING].
Select
Insert an SD card
COPY/MOVE
0
Set
Insert and remove the SD card only while the
power is turned off. Otherwise, data on the card
may be corrupted.
1
VIDEO MODE
IMAGE MODE
FORMAT
CLEAN UP
3
Open the SD card cover.
Bottom of the
Camera
Select [VIDEO MODE] or [IMAGE
MODE].
Select
Set
2
NO. RESET
4
Firmly insert the card with its clipped
edge first.
SD
HDD
Select [SD].
Select
Set
5
Clipped Edge
\
Do not touch the terminal on the reverse
side of the label.
3
Close the SD card cover.
To change the recording medium back to
the HDD
Select [HDD] in step 4.
\
To remove an SD card
Push the SD card once.
After the card comes out a little, pull it out.
Format an SD card when using it for
the first time
This will also ensure stable speeds and
operation when accessing the SD card.
For details on how to format an SD card, see
“Formatting a Recording Medium” (墌 pg. 39).
GETTING STARTED
By default, the HDD is set as the recording
medium. If you want to record to an SD card,
the following three operations need to be
performed.
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Video Recording
Preparation: Open the LCD monitor. (墌 pg. 10)
1
Set the power switch to
.
Slide while pressing down the lock
button.
2
Power off
: Video mode
● The camera is programmed to record
videos on the built-in hard disk when
it is shipped from the factory. To
change the recording medium, see
page 15.
Recording
Lock button
Zoom Lever
3
Press the REC/SNAP button
to start recording.
[0h56m]
● Approximate remaining time for
recording appears.
INDEX
/
/
/
.
: Still image mode
Playback
LIGHT/INFO
Set the MODE switch to
/49
MENU
To stop recording
Press the REC/SNAP button again.
To change the picture quality (墌 pg. 55)
To register a file to an event (墌 pg. 17)
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● By default, the camera is set to record videos in
4:3 size. To record videos in 16:9 size, see
“Changing the Screen Size” (墌 pg. 18).
● If the camera is not operated for 5 minutes
while the power is on using the battery pack, it
turns itself off automatically to conserve power.
To turn the camera on again, set the power
switch to OFF, then to
or
. When using
the AC adapter, the camera enters the sleep
mode (the access lamp lights and the LCD
monitor turns off). To cancel the sleep mode,
perform any operation such as zooming.
● When the camera heats up, the 7REC
indicator flashes. If the camera continues to
heat up, shooting may be stopped to protect the
recording medium. In this case, turn off the
power, and then wait until the camera cools
down.
● If data cannot be recorded or saved properly,
the video files are not saved to the [SD_VIDEO]
folder, which is for regular videos. Instead, the
files are saved to the [EXTMOV] folder. To play
back these files, see “To Play Back Files in the
[EXTMOV] Folder” (墌 pg. 29).
● Video files are given the names
MOV_001.MOD to MOV_009.MOD,
MOV_00A.MOD to MOV_00F.MOD, and
MOV_010.MOD in order of recording.
● After recording video for 12 consecutive hours,
recording stops automatically.
● A new file will be created for every 4 GB of
continuous shooting.
● This camera records video in MPEG2 format
compliant with SD-VIDEO format. Remember
that this camera is not compatible with other
digital video formats.
● Before recording important video, be sure to
make a trial recording.
● Do not move or shake the camera suddenly
during recording. If you do, the sound of the
hard disk drive may be recorded.
Registering Files to Events
If you select an event to register the file to
before starting recording, the file will be
registered to the selected event, thus making
the file easy to find at playback. There are up to
3 different destinations within each event (for
example: BABY1, BABY2, BABY3).
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
.
.
1
2
Select [REGISTER EVENT].
Select
Set
3
Select [ON/SELECT].
SELECT EVENT
Select
Set
VACATION
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
NON SECTION
4
1/3
1
NEXT PAGE
Select the event that you want to
register the file to.
Select
Set
● To select a different destination, select
[NEXT PAGE].
● To cancel the event registration, select
[NON SECTION].
The selected event is displayed on the
screen. Press the REC/SNAP button to
start recording.
To search by event for a file to play back
(墌 pg. 29)
NOTE:
Once you select to register a file to a certain
event, the setting will remain even if you turn the
power off. Unless you change the setting, you will
register a file to the same event that you had
previously selected.
RECORDING
NOTES:
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Video Recording (Continued)
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Zooming
ATTENTION:
While recording
Zoom in
Zoom out
Videos which have been recorded in 16:9 mode
may appear to be slightly vertically stretched on a
4:3 screen TV. Record videos in 4:3 mode if
playing back on a 4:3 screen TV.
NOTES:
W: Wide angle
T: Telephoto
● You can zoom in up to 32x by using the optical
zoom.
● Zoom magnification over 32x is done through
digital image processing, and is therefore called
digital zoom. Digital zooming is possible up to
800x. Set [ZOOM] to [64X] or [800X]. (墌 pg. 55)
Optical zoom (up to 32x)
● If the recording mode is set to ECONOMY, you
cannot change the screen size.
● When playing back on TV with the 4:3 screen,
the videos recorded in 16:9 mode will appear to
be slightly vertically stretched.
● If you want to burn the recorded videos onto
DVD discs, it is recommended not to mix16:9
size videos and 4:3 size videos.
LED Light
If you select to use this function, the LED light
turns on to improve visibility during shooting.
1
32
800
Digital zoom (up to 800x)
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
.
.
16:9
NOTES:
● Macro shooting is possible as close as approx.
5 cm to the subject when the zoom lever is set
all the way to W.
● When you zoom into a subject close to the lens,
the camera may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance to the subject. In this
case, set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]. (墌 pg. 55)
Each time you press the button, setting
changes.
The light remains on regardless
of the surrounding conditions.
Changing the Screen Size
You can record videos at 4:3 size and 16:9 size.
By default, the camera is set to record videos at
the 4:3 size.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
.
.
16:9
Each press switches the screen size.
The light turns on automatically
when shooting in insufficient light
conditions.
No
display
Disables this function.
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Deleting a File
The file most recently recorded will be deleted.
Checking the Remaining Space on the
Recording Media
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
After the recording is finished
1
DELETE?
EXECUTE
19
.
.
Example: When checking the HDD space
MAX RECORDING TIME
37
2
Select [EXECUTE].
FREE
USED
Select
Set
NOTE:
If the recording mode (video or still image) is
switched, or the power is turned off and on again
after recording, you cannot delete the file.
The maximum recording time is displayed for
each picture quality mode, and the remaining
space is indicated by a pie chart.
Displayed picture quality mode
: ULTRA FINE
: FINE
: NORMAL
: ECONOMY
For details on the picture quality, see page 69.
To return to the normal screen
Press the
button again.
RECORDING
CANCEL
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Still Image Recording
Preparation: Open the LCD monitor. (墌 pg. 10)
1
Set the power switch to
Slide while pressing down the lock
button.
.
2
Set the MODE switch to
.
: Video mode
: Still image mode
Power off
Playback
● The camera is programmed to record still
images on the built-in hard disk when it is
shipped from the factory. To change the
recording medium, see page 15.
Recording
Lock button
Zoom Lever
3
Press the REC/SNAP button
to start recording.
40 FINE
PHOTO
The PHOTO indicator appears during
recording.
LIGHT/INFO
● To check how the image looks before
recording, press the REC/SNAP button
halfway and hold. The
indicator
appears and becomes green when the
captured image is focused. To cancel the
recording, release the REC/SNAP button.
To record it on the recording medium,
press the REC/SNAP button fully.
To change the picture quality (墌 pg. 57)
NOTES:
● Still images are recorded at 4:3 size. They cannot be recorded at 16:9 size.
● If the camera is not operated for 5 minutes while the power is on using the battery pack, it turns itself off
automatically to conserve power. To turn the camera on again, set the power switch to OFF, then to
or
. When using the AC adapter, the camera enters the sleep mode (the access lamp lights and the
LCD monitor turns off). To cancel the sleep mode, perform any operation such as zooming.
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Zooming
LED Light
While recording
Zoom in
Zoom out
If you select to use this function, the LED light
turns on to improve visibility during shooting.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
W: Wide angle
.
.
Each time you press the button, setting
changes.
Continuous Shooting
The light remains on regardless
of the surrounding conditions.
If the continuous shooting mode is set to on,
keeping the REC/SNAP button pressed in
step 3 (墌 pg. 20) provides an effect similar to
serial photography. (Interval between still
images: approx. 0.3 seconds)
The light turns on automatically
when shooting in insufficient light
conditions.
No
display
.
.
Set the [CONTINUOUS SHOOTING] to
[ON]. (墌 pg. 57)
Disables this function.
Deleting a File
The file most recently recorded will be deleted.
40 FINE
The
indicator
appears.
After the recording is finished
1
DELETE?
● Continuous shooting may not work well
depending on the recording medium.
● The continuous shooting speed will drop if this
function is used repeatedly.
EXECUTE
CANCEL
2
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
NOTE:
If the recording mode (video or still image) is
switched, or the power is turned off and on again
after recording, you cannot delete the file.
RECORDING
T: Telephoto
● You can zoom up to 32x by using the optical
zoom.
● Digital zoom (墌 pg. 18) is not available.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
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Manual Recording
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About manual recording mode
This mode enables you to set the focus and
screen brightness manually. You need to switch
to this mode because auto recording mode,
which adjusts these settings automatically, is
selected by default.
To change to manual recording mode
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
Manual Setting in MSET Menu
You can use manual recording functions easily
by selecting items in the MSET menus.
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 22)
1
16:9
AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO
AE
AF
WB S.SP
16:9
2
OFF
P.AE
OFF
EF
Select the desired menu.
Select
Press twice.
The
[0h56m]
0
Set
indicator appears.
AUTO
AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO
AE
AF
WB S.SP
To return to the auto recording mode
Press the AUTO button so that the indicator
appears.
P
For details on each menu, see pages 23 and
24.
3
Select the desired setting.
0
AUTO
AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO
AE
AF
WB S.SP
Depending on the kind of settings you select,
you can set the value with / after
selecting.
Controls in this section
4
Power Switch
MODE Switch
5
The menu disappears and the indicator for
the set function appears.
/
/
/
/ 49
AUTO
P
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MSET Menu
AE
(Manual Exposure)
Adjusts the brightness.
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
For video recording
[AUTO]: The brightness is adjusted automatically.
–6 to +6: Corrects the brightness within this range in increments of 1.
Use / to set the value.
For still image recording
[±0]: The brightness is not adjusted.
–2.0 to +2.0 (EV): Corrects the brightness within this range in
increments of 1/3EV. Use / to set the value.
To lock the exposure
When the menu disappears after you finish configuring the setting,
press and hold 49 for more than 2 seconds. The indicator appears.
AF
(Manual Focus)
Adjusts the focus.
[AUTO]: The focus is adjusted automatically.
: Adjusts the focus manually. Use / to set the focus.
(When zooming, the subject will not go out of focus if you adjust the
focus at the telephoto (T) side before zooming to the wide-angle (W)
side.)
WB
(White Balance)
Adjusts the white
balance to achieve the
optimum colours for the
amount of light in your
surroundings during
recording.
[AUTO]: White balance is adjusted automatically.
MWB: Adjusts the white balance manually depending on the light
source.
1) Hold a sheet of plain white paper
White paper
in front of the subject. Adjust the
zoom, or position yourself so that
the white paper fills the screen.
2) Press and hold 49 until the
indicator starts blinking then
stops blinking.
FINE: When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
CLOUD: When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
HALOGEN: When a video light or similar type of lighting is used.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
RECORDING
Menus
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Manual Recording (Continued)
MSET Menu (Continued)
Menus
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
S.SP
(Shutter Speed)
A fast shutter speed
can freeze the motion
of a fast-moving
subject, and a slow
shutter speed can blur
the subject to give the
impression of motion.
[AUTO]: The shutter speed is adjusted automatically.
1/2 to 1/4000 (For video recording) /
1/2 to 1/500 (For still image recording):
The smaller the value, the faster the shutter speed. Use
the value.
P.AE
(Program AE)
You can use the
program AE settings for
specific shooting
situations.
[OFF]: The brightness is adjusted automatically.
SPORTS: Records fast moving subjects clearly.
SNOW: Compensates for subjects that may appear too dark when
shooting in extremely bright surroundings, such as in snow.
SPOTLIGHT: Select this when a spotlight makes a subject appear
too bright.
TWILIGHT: Makes evening scenes look more natural.
EF
(Effect)
You can record videos
or still images with
special effects.
[OFF]: No effect is used.
SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos.
MONOTONE: The image becomes black and white like old
movies.
CLASSIC FILM*: This effect skips frames to give images of an old
movie atmosphere.
STROBE*: The image looks like a series of consecutive
snapshots.
/
to set
NOTE:
It is recommended to use the tripod (墌 pg. 14) when recording with a slow
shutter speed.
* Not available for still image recording.
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Spot Exposure Control
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted
from 1/2 to 1/30 seconds. It enables recording
with little light in dim locations.
Selection of a spot metering area enables more
precise exposure compensation. You can select
one of the three metering areas.
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 22)
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 22)
16:9
1
16:9
Press twice.
The
To cancel nightscope
Press
(NIGHT) so that the
disappears.
indicator appears.
indicator
The
2
indicator appears.
Select the desired spot metering area
frame.
16:9
[0h56m]
Select
NOTE:
It is recommended to use the tripod (墌 pg. 14)
when recording with a slow shutter speed.
Set
Backlight Compensation
Backlight compensation brightens the subject
quickly. With a simple operation, dark portions
of the subject are brightened by increasing the
exposure.
After performing “To change to manual
recording mode” (墌 pg. 22)
16:9
The
indicator appears.
To cancel backlight compensation
Press
( ) twice so that the
indicator
disappears.
To lock the exposure
After you finish configuring the setting, press
and hold 49 for more than 2 seconds. The
indicator appears.
To cancel spot exposure control
Press
( ) once so that the
indicator
disappears.
RECORDING
Nightscope
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Video Playback
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1
Set the power switch to
.
Slide while pressing down the lock
button.
Power off
2
Set the MODE switch to
.
: Video mode
: Still image mode
Playback
Recording
VIDEO
53/53
Lock button
Index screen for
videos
Zoom Lever/Speaker
Volume Control
LIGHT/INFO
● To change the medium to be played back,
see page 15.
3
Press / / / to select the
desired file, then press 49.
Select
Set
● To pause playback, press 49 again.
INDEX
To return to the index screen
Press INDEX when playback is paused.
To adjust the speaker volume
During playback, slide the speaker volume control towards + to turn the volume up, or towards – to
turn the volume down.
To turn the date display on/off
Set [DATE/TIME] to [ON], [AUTO] or [OFF]. (墌 pg. 54)
To check the file information
Press INFO when playback is paused. (墌 pg. 37)
NOTES:
● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD monitor or on a connected TV. (墌 pg. 32)
● At the junctions between scenes, the image may stop momentarily or the sound may be interrupted.
However, this is not a malfunction.
● When the camera heats up, the U indicator flashes. If the camera continues to heat up, playback may
be stopped to protect the recording medium. In this case, turn off the camera power, and then wait until
the camera cools down.
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Various Operations during Playback
To resume normal playback, press 49.
Still playback (Pause)
27
Slow motion playback
While playback is paused
Press and hold.
Backward
Forward
Playback zoom
Search playback
You can magnify the playback image up to 5x.
While playback is paused
Backward
● Pressing / repeatedly increases the
search speed. (–60x to +60x)
Locating the start point of the file or
skipping the file
Backward
Forward
Frame-by-frame playback
While playback is paused
Backward
Forward
● Pressing / repeatedly advances or
reverses the still picture frame by frame.
Full view of the image
The
mark indicates the centre point of the
magnified area.
● Press
/ / / to move to the magnified
area you want to view.
● To zoom out, slide the zoom lever towards W.
PLAYBACK
Forward
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Video Playback (Continued)
Date Index Screen
File Search Function
One-touch operation enables you to switch the
index screen to the date index screen or event
screen for the convenient file search.
To change the display
You can search the desired file by the recording
date.
After displaying the date index screen in “To
change the display” (墌 pg. 28)
1
On the index screen
Select the recording date.
SEARCH DATE
Each press switches the screen.
VIDEO
53/53
Index
screen
Date index
screen
Event
screen
2
3
07
07
2006
13
08
2006
20
08
2006
23
08
2006
02
09
2006
20.08.2006
1/7
Select the desired file.
Select
Set
● During playback,
mark appears on
the top left corner of the screen.
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Event Screen
You can search the desired file by the event that
you registered the file to when recording.
(墌 pg. 17) After searching by the event, you
can search by the recording date to narrow
down the search.
After displaying the event screen in “To
change the display” (墌 pg. 28)
1
Select the event.
SEARCH EVENT
29
To Play Back Files in the [EXTMOV]
Folder
If data cannot be recorded properly, the video
files are saved to the [EXTMOV] folder.
(墌 pg. 17)
1 Press the REC/SNAP button while the
index screen is displayed.
2 After [MPG] is displayed, press
/ /
/ to select the file you want to play,
then press 49.
1/3
VACATION
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
NEXT PAGE
To return to the index screen
Press the REC/SNAP button again.
● The file information and playlist creation functions
are not available for files in the [EXTMOV] folder.
2
SEARCH EVENT
1
Deleting a Video File
ALL SCENES
07
3
07
2006
13
08
2006
20
08
2006
02
09
2006
Preparation:
Pause the playback. Alternatively, select the file
on the index screen.
1
Select the recording date.
Select
PLAYBACK
● To move to the next page, select [NEXT
PAGE].
20.08.2006
1/7
DELETE?
Remaining files: 0059
EXECUTE
Set
CANCEL
● To display all the files, select [ALL
SCENES].
4
Select the desired file.
Select
Set
● During playback,
mark appears on the
top left corner of the screen.
To change the event registration of a file
(墌 pg. 41)
You can select the file that you want to
delete by pressing / .
2
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
To exit the file delete screen
Select [CANCEL] in step 2.
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Still Image Playback
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1
Set the power switch to
2
.
Slide while pressing down the lock button.
Set the MODE switch to
.
: Video mode
Power off
: Still image mode
Playback
Recording
Lock button
LIGHT/INFO
IMAGE
53/53
Index screen for
still image
Zoom Lever
● To change the medium to be played back,
see page 15.
3
Press / / / to select the
desired file, then press 49.
Select
Set
● Press
/
to display the previous/
next file.
INDEX
To return to the index screen
Press INDEX.
To turn the date/time display on/off
Set [DATE/TIME] to [ON], [AUTO] or [OFF]. (墌 pg. 54)
To check the file information
Press INFO when playback is paused. (墌 pg. 37)
File Search Function
One-touch operation enables you to switch the index
screen to the date index screen for the convenient file
search.
● The event screen cannot be used for still images.
For details on operations, see page 28.
IMAGE
53/53
Index
screen
Date index
screen
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Slide Show
31
Playback Zoom
You can playback all the images stored in the
recording media automatically.
You can magnify the playback image up to 5x.
During playback
During playback
To end the slide show
Press 49 again.
Full view of the image
The
mark indicates the centre point of the
magnified area.
● Press
/ / / to move to the magnified
area you want to view.
● To zoom out, slide the zoom lever towards W.
Image Rotation
You can rotate a still image clockwise or
counterclockwise.
During playback
Counterclockwise
Deleting a Still Image File
Preparation:
Playback the still image. Alternatively, select the
file on the index screen.
1
DELETE?
Clockwise
Remaining files: 0059
● Each time you press
rotates (90°
180°
or
, the image
270°
0°).
EXECUTE
CANCEL
You can select the file that you want to
delete by pressing / .
2
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
To exit the file delete screen
Select [CANCEL] in step 2.
PLAYBACK
● During the slide show, pressing
displays
files in descending order, and pressing
displays files in ascending order.
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Watching Images on TV/Remote Control
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Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder
Make sure all units are turned off before connecting.
Open the cover.
Connect the cable so that the colours of the
terminals and connectors match.
(White: audio left, red: audio right, yellow: video)
AV Connector
S Connector
AV Cable
(provided)
AV Input Terminal for TV,
VCR, or DVD Recorder
S-video Cable (optional)
Enables playback of even higher quality.
When connecting the camera to a
VCR/DVD recorder, also check the
connection between the VCR/DVD
recorder and the TV.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC adapter as the power supply instead of the battery pack. (墌 pg. 12)
● To connect the camera to a PC, refer to SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND USB CONNECTION
GUIDE.
● This camera is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used with a
television of a different standard.
Playback on TV
After connecting the camera to the TV in “Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder”
(墌 pg. 32)
1
2
3
4
Turn on the camera and the TV.
Set the TV to its VIDEO mode.
(Only when connecting the camera to the VCR/DVD recorder)
Turn on the VCR/DVD recorder, and set the VCR/DVD recorder to its AUX input
mode.
Start playback on the camera. (墌 pg. 26, 30)
NOTE:
If the aspect ratio of the video you are playing is strange and the screen size can be changed on the TV,
make adjustments on the TV.
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Playback Using the Remote Control
33
Buttons and Functions
A battery is included inside the remote control
at the time of purchase.
Remove the insulation sheet before use.
Beam Effective Area
Remote Sensor
NOTE:
The transmitted beam may not be effective or
may cause incorrect operation when the remote
sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful
lighting.
To Reinsert the Battery
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
Pull out the battery holder
by pressing the lock tab.
Lock Tab
A Infrared Beam Transmitting Window
B ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
Zoom In/Out (墌 pg. 18, 21)
C Up Button
Rotate Button (counterclockwise) (墌 pg. 31)
D Skip Backward Button
E Left Button
F Back Button
G PLAYLIST Button (墌 pg. 42)
H START/STOP Button
I SNAPSHOT Button (墌 pg. 20)
J INFO Button (墌 pg. 37)
K Skip Forward Button
L PLAY/PAUSE Button
M Right Button
N Next Button
O Down Button
Rotate Button (clockwise) (墌 pg. 31)
P INDEX Button
Q DATE Button
PLAYBACK
Effective distance for
indoor use:
5m
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Playback with Special Effects
34 EN
You can add the following two types of special
effects before playback.
Wipe or fader effects
Add effects at the beginning and end of videos.
These effects cannot be set for still images.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
1
DATE/DISPLAY
CHANGE EVENT REG.
PLAYLIST
Playback effects
Add effects that, for example, alter the colour
tones of videos.
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
2
Select [WIPE/FADER] (Video only) or
[EFFECT].
Select
WIPE:DOOR
WIPE:SCROLL
WIPE:SHUTTER
Set
OFF OFF
FADER-WHITE
FADER-BLACK
FADER-B.W
3
Select a desired effect.
Select
Set
For details on each effect, see page 35.
4
To turn off the effect
Select [OFF] in step 3.
Controls in this section
Power Switch
MODE Switch
/
/
/
/ 49
MENU
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EN
35
[WIPE/FADER]
Details
FADER-WHITE
Fade in or out with a white screen.
FADER-BLACK
Fade in or out with a black screen.
FADER-B.W
Fade in to a colour screen from a black and white screen, or fade out
from colour to black and white.
WIPE:CORNER
Wipe in on a black screen from the upper right to the lower left corner,
or wipe out from lower left to upper right, leaving a black screen.
WIPE:WINDOW
The scene starts in the centre of a black screen and wipes in toward
the corners, or comes in from the corners, gradually wiping out to the
centre.
WIPE:SLIDE
Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out from left to right.
WIPE:DOOR
Wipe in as the two halves of a black screen open to the left and right,
revealing the scene, or wipe out so the black screen reappears from
left and right to cover the scene.
WIPE:SCROLL
The scene wipes in from the bottom to the top of a black screen, or
wipes out from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.
WIPE:SHUTTER
Wipe in from the centre of a black screen toward the top and bottom,
or wipe out from the top and bottom toward the centre leaving a black
screen.
[EFFECT]
Menus
Details
SEPIA
The image is given a brownish tint like an old photo.
MONOTONE
The image becomes black and white like an old movie.
CLASSIC FILM*
The image is given an old movie atmosphere by the effect of skipping
frames.
STROBE*
The image looks like a series of consecutive snapshots.
*Not available for still image recording.
PLAYBACK
Menus
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Managing Files
36 EN
You can directly manage recorded files in the
camera.
CAUTION:
Do not remove the recording medium or perform
any other operation (such as turning off the
power) while accessing files. Also, be sure to use
the provided AC adapter, as the data on the
recording medium may be corrupted if the
battery becomes exhausted during operation. If
the data on the recording medium becomes
corrupted, format the recording medium.
(墌 pg. 39)
Deleting Files
Deleting with the
Button
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
1
Select the file to be deleted.
VIDEO
53/53
2
DELETE?
Remaining files: 0059
EXECUTE
CANCEL
You can select the file that you want to
delete by pressing / .
3
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
Controls in this section
To exit the file delete screen
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
MODE Switch
Power Switch
/
49
/
/
Zoom Lever
If you press
during recording mode, the file
recorded most recently will be deleted. However,
if the recording mode (video or still image) is
switched or the power is turned off and on again
after recording, you cannot delete the file.
/
LIGHT/INFO
NOTE:
MENU
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EN
4
Deleting on Menu Screen
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
Select [EXECUTE].
If [FILE SELECT] was selected in step 3,
select [EXECUTE AND QUIT].
Select
Set
1
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
2
37
NOTES:
● Protected files cannot be deleted. To delete
them, release the protection first. (墌 pg. 38)
● Once files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
Check files before deleting.
Select [DELETE].
Select
DELETE ALL
Set
CURRENT
Viewing File Information
3
Preparation:
● For video files: Pause the playback.
Alternatively, select the file on the index
screen.
● For still images: Playback the still image.
Alternatively, select the file on the index
screen.
Select the desired menu.
Select
Set
● [CURRENT]:
Currently displayed file is deleted. You can
select the previous or next file by pressing
/ .
● [FILE SELECT]:
You can choose multiple files to delete from
the index screen.
1) Press
/ / / to select the file you
want to delete, then press 49.
• The
mark appears on the file. To
select other files, repeat this step.
• If you slide the zoom lever towards T, the
preview screen is displayed. Sliding the
zoom lever towards W returns to the
index screen.
FILE
FOLDER
DATE/TIME
PB TIME
QUALITY
PROTECT
: MOV D0A. MOD
: PRG 001
: 01. 01.06 12:00
: 0:20:05
: ULTRA FINE
: OFF
Video Files
FILE: File name
FOLDER: Folder name
DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording
PB TIME: Playback time (length of the file)
QUALITY: Image quality (墌 pg. 55)
PROTECT: File protection status (墌 pg. 38)
2) Press MENU.
● [DELETE ALL]:
All files are deleted.
Still Image Files
DELETE?
Remaining files: 0059
EXECUTE
CANCEL
FILE: File name
FOLDER: Folder name
DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording
SIZE: Image size
QUALITY: Image quality (墌 pg. 57)
PROTECT: File protection status (墌 pg. 38)
To turn off the file information display
Press INFO again.
EDITING/PRINTING
FILE SELECT
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38 EN
Managing Files (Continued)
Protecting Files from Accidental Erasure
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
.
● Select the file type (video or still image) using
the MODE switch.
4
Select [EXECUTE].
If [FILE SELECT] was selected in step 3,
select [QUIT].
Select
Set
1
PLAYLIST
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
2
Select [PROTECT].
Select
CANCEL ALL
Set
Select the protected file in step 3.
To release protection of all files
1) In step 3, select [CANCEL ALL], then press
49.
2) Press
/
to select [EXECUTE], then
press 49.
CURRENT
FILE SELECT
PROTECT ALL
3
To release protection
NOTE:
For an SD card, you can use the write/erase
protection tab to set protection. To protect all the
files, slide the tab to the “LOCK” position.
Select the desired menu.
Select
Write/erase protection tab
Set
● [CURRENT]:
Currently displayed file is protected.You can
select the previous or next file by pressing
/ .
● [FILE SELECT]:
You can choose multiple files to protect from
index screen.
1) Press
/ / / to select the file you
want to protect, then press 49.
• The
mark appears on the file. To
select other files, repeat this step.
• If you slide the zoom lever towards T, the
preview screen is displayed. Sliding the
zoom lever towards W returns to the
index screen.
2) Press MENU.
● [PROTECT ALL]:
All files are protected.
PROTECT?
EXECUTE
CANCEL
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Formatting a Recording Medium
You can format (initialise) the built-in hard disk
(HDD) or SD cards. You have to format newlypurchased SD cards with this camera before
using them. This will also ensure stable speeds
and operation when accessing the recording
medium. Be aware that all files and data
including protected files will be erased by the
formatting process.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
1
or
.
DIS
CAMERA SETTING
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
39
To make it more difficult to recover the data
on the hard disk
Even if you format the hard disk or erase the
data on the hard disk, sometimes the erased
data can be recovered by using data recovery
software etc. that are commercially available.
By pressing 49 while selecting [HDD] and
holding down the
button in step 4, you can
erase the data on the hard disk in a format that
is difficult to recover. Moreover, by repeating
this procedure, you can make the data even
more difficult to recover.
● When formatting in this way, a formatting
progress bar is displayed.
● If the formatting progress bar does not appear,
select [CANCEL] and try again from step 3.
DATE/DISPLAY
REGISTER EVENT
QUALITY
Select [REC MEDIA SETTING].
Select
VIDEO MODE
IMAGE MODE
Set
FORMAT
CLEAN UP
COPY/MOVE
NO.RESET
3
Select [FORMAT].
Select
Set
HDD
SD
4
Select [HDD] or [SD].
Select
Set
DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT
HARD DISK DRIVE?
ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED.
EXECUTE
CANCEL
5
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
NOTE:
Do not format the recording medium on your PC.
Make sure that you format the recording medium
on the camera.
EDITING/PRINTING
2
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40 EN
Managing Files (Continued)
Cleaning Up a Recording Medium
Resetting the File Number
Writing speed of recording media tends to
become slow after long periods of repeated
use. To regain the speed, execute cleanup
periodically. The cleanup function is equivalent
to a PC’s “Defragmentation” function.
By resetting the file number (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 recorded files.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
or
.
● Be sure to use the provided AC adapter for
the power supply when cleaning up a
recording medium. (墌 pg. 12)
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
or
.
1
DIS
CAMERA SETTING
BASIC SETTING
1
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
DIS
REGISTER EVENT
CAMERA SETTING
QUALITY
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
REGISTER EVENT
2
QUALITY
2
Select and set items as follows.
[REC MEDIA SETTING]
[NO.RESET]
Select
Select and set items as follows.
[REC MEDIA SETTING]
[CLEAN UP]
Set
0
VIDEO
IMAGE
Select
Set
3
HDD
SD
Set
Select the file type ([VIDEO] or
[IMAGE]).
Select
Select [HDD] or [SD].
Select
Set
CLEAN UP?
THIS PROCESS MAY
TAKE A WHILE.
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
● When cleanup is finished, [CLEANING UP
COMPLETED] appears. Press 49 to
complete the operation.
● Depending on the hard disk drive it may
take several minutes for the cleanup
process to be completed.
EXECUTE NO. RESET
FOR VIDEO FILES
EXECUTE
CANCEL
EXECUTE
CANCEL
4
3
4
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
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EN
5
Changing the Event Registration of
Video Files after Recording
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
41
EVENT RE-REGISTRATION ENDS
SAVE OPERATION CONTENT?
SAVE AND QUIT
DELETE AND QUIT
CANCEL
.
.
1
6
Select [SAVE AND QUIT].
Select
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
Set
CHANGE EVENT REG.
PLAYLIST
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
Select [CHANGE EVENT REG.].
SELECT EVENT
Select
Set
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
NON SECTION
3
1/3
VACATION
1
NEXT PAGE
Select a new event to register the file
to.
Select
VIDEO
1/7
Set
● To move to the next page, select [NEXT
PAGE].
● To cancel the event registration, select
[NON SECTION].
4
Select the file you want to register.
Select
Set
● The
mark appears on the file. To select
other files, repeat this step.
● If you slide the zoom lever towards T, the
preview screen is displayed. Sliding the
zoom lever towards W returns to the index
screen.
EDITING/PRINTING
2
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Playlists
42 EN
What is a Playlist?
It is a list that enables you to organise recorded
videos in order of preference.
After performing “To display the playlist
screen” (墌 pg. 42)
To display the playlist screen
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
1
Creating Playlists
3
.
.
Select [NEW LIST].
Select
Set
REC MEDIA SETTING
NEW LIST
IMPORT FROM EVENT
IMPORT FROM DATE
DATE/DISPLAY
ALL SCENES
CHANGE EVENT REG.
PLAYLIST
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
2
4
Select an item and display files.
Select
Select [PLAYLIST].
Set
Select
● [IMPORT FROM EVENT]:
Search for an event and display the
corresponding files listed by recording date.
Press
/ / / to select the event,
then press 49.
● [IMPORT FROM DATE]:
Display all the files in the medium listed by
recording date.
● [ALL SCENES]:
Display all files individually.
DELETE
Set
PLAYLIST CONTENTS
NEW LIST
EDIT
NOTE:
You can display the playlist menu simply by
pressing the PLAYLIST button on the remote
control.
The files are
displayed.
EDIT
See “Displaying
Files” (墌 pg. 43)
for details.
TOTAL
00h00m
DVD1
Controls in this section
MODE Switch
Power Switch
/
49
/
/
Zoom Lever
/
5
Select the file to add to playlist.
Select
Set
EDIT
TOTAL
00h00m
DVD1
Insertion point
INDEX
MENU
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EN
6
Displaying Files
Select the insertion point.
Select
EDIT
TOTAL
30h15m
Set
DVD1
● To add other files, repeat steps 5 and 6.
7
43
QUIT PLAYLIST
SAVE EDITED CONTENTS?
SAVE AND QUIT
Details on how files are displayed in step 4 are
described below.
When selecting [IMPORT FROM EVENT]
or [IMPORT FROM DATE]
All the files recorded on the same date are
displayed as a single file.
Originally, these files cannot be registered
separately. To register files separately, perform
“Adding/Deleting Files in Playlist” (墌 pg. 44) after
creating the playlist.
Recording date: 12. 03. 2006
DELETE AND QUIT
CANCEL
11:00
EDIT
12.03.2006
8
TOTAL
00h00m
Select [SAVE AND QUIT].
Select
13:00
DVD1
15:00
To check a registered scene
1) Press
after step 6 to move to the
registered file column shown on the right.
2) Use
/
to select a file and press 49.
3) Press INDEX to return to the previous
screen.
To delete a registered scene
1) Press
after step 6 to move to the
registered file column shown on the right.
2) Use
/
to select a file and press
.
To check individual scenes
Use
/
to select the file and press the
INDEX button. A list of individual scenes
appears.
● To display the preview screen, select a file
and press 49. Press again to return to the
previous screen.
● Press INDEX again to stop checking.
When selecting [ALL SCENES]
Files can be displayed individually and registered
in order of preference.
NOTES:
● A maximum of 99 playlists can be created.
● Each playlist can consist of a maximum of 99
scenes.
● If you delete the original files, the
corresponding files are also deleted from the
playlist.
● Files in the [EXTMOV] folder cannot be used to
create playlists.
Recording date: 12. 03. 2006
11:00
EDIT
TOTAL
00h00m
13:00
DVD1
15:00
EDITING/PRINTING
Set
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44 EN
Playlists (Continued)
Playing Back Playlists
Other Operations of Playlists
After performing “To display the playlist
screen” (墌 pg. 42)
3
Select [PLAYLIST CONTENTS].
Select
Set
4
You can perform additional editing and delete
files in a created playlist.
Preparation:
Perform “To display the playlist screen”
(墌 pg. 42).
PLAYLIST CONTENTS
Adding/Deleting Files in Playlist
ALL SCENES
01 10. 11. 06 11:30
02 15. 11. 06
23:00
03 25. 11. 06
11:00
Select the playlist that you want to
playback.
Select
Set
● During playback of the playlist,
mark
appears on the top left corner of the screen.
● If you slide the zoom lever towards W while
playback is paused, the index screen for
playlist appears. You can see the contents
of the playlist and select the desired scene.
To return to the playback screen, slide the
zoom lever to T.
To stop playback
Press 49.
To return to the normal playback mode
Select [ALL SCENES] in step 4.
3 Press
/
to select [EDIT], then
press 49.
4 Press
/
to select the playlist you
want to edit, then press 49.
● To add or delete files, follow the steps 5 to 8
in “Creating Playlists” (墌 pg. 42).
Changing Playlist Names
The default name of a playlist is its creation
date and time.
3 Press
/
to select [RENAME], then
press 49.
4 Press
/
to select the desired
playlist, then press 49.
5 Press
/ / / to select the desired
letter, then press 49.
● Repeat this process to complete the name.
● You can change the character types (capital
letters, small letters or marks) by selecting [A/
a/@].
● To correct a letter, select [}] or []] and press
49 to move the cursor to the letter, then
select [CLEAR] and press 49.
6 Press
/ / /
press 49.
to select [
], then
Deleting Playlist
Original files are not deleted even if you delete
the playlist.
3 Press
/
to select [DELETE], then
press 49.
4 Press
/
to select a playlist you
want to delete.
● To delete all playlists at once, select [DELETE
ALL].
5 Press 49.
6 Press
/
to select [EXECUTE], then
press 49.
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Print Setting
EN
3
DPOF Print Setting
Select [SELECT IMAGES].
DPOF TOTAL: 0
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
Number of prints
Select the desired file.
Select
1
2
00
Set
4
.
.
7/59
Select
This camera is compatible with DPOF (Digital
Print Order Format). You can set which images
to be printed and the number of prints with this
camera. This feature is useful to print with a
DPOF-compatible printer or for taking the
recording medium to a photo lab for printing.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
45
Set
● If you slide and hold the zoom lever towards
T, the preview screen of the still image is
displayed.
5
Select [DPOF].
Select the number of prints.
Select
Select
RESET
Set
SELECT IMAGES
ALL1
● To set print information for other images,
repeat steps 4 and 5. (You can set up to
999 files.)
6
To cancel the selection
Set the number of prints to “00”.
Controls in this section
Power Switch
Zoom Lever
MODE Switch
To print all still images (One print for each)
1) In step 3, press
/
to select [ALL1], then
press 49.
2) Press
/
to select [EXECUTE], then
press 49.
To confirm DPOF settings
In step 3, press
/
to select [CHECK
SETTINGS], then press 49.
● If necessary, change the number of prints
for the desired file by following steps 4 and
5.
To reset DPOF settings
1) In step 3, press
/
to select [RESET],
then press 49.
2) Press
/
to select [EXECUTE], then
press 49.
/
/
/
/ 49
MENU
EDITING/PRINTING
Set
CHECK SETTINGS
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Print Setting (Continued)
Direct Printing with PictBridge Printer
6
If your printer is compatible with PictBridge, still
images can be printed easily by connecting the
camera directly to the printer with the USB cable.
DPOF setting can also be used. (墌 pg. 45)
.
.
7
1
/
/
to select menus and
to select settings.
● [NUMBER OF PRINTS]:
The number of prints can be set from 1 to
99.
● [DATE]:
Set whether to print the date and time.
To Print by Selecting a Still Image
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
● Set the MODE switch to
Press
press
Select [PRINT].
REC MEDIA SETTING
Select
DATE/DISPLAY
DPOF
DIRECT PRINT
Set
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
2
To stop printing after printing starts
1) Press 49.
2) Press
/
to select [EXECUTE], then
press 49.
Select [DIRECT PRINT].
Select
Set
3
● [PLEASE CONNECT PRINTER] appears.
NOTE:
Connect the camera to the printer
with the USB cable.
If the printer is not recognised, or to print again
after direct printing with a PictBridge printer,
remove the USB cable, select [DIRECT PRINT]
in the menu again, and then reconnect the cable.
● After a while, the print menu appears.
SELECTED PRINT
DPOF PRINT
To Print Using the DPOF Settings
CANCEL
4
If the printer is compatible with DPOF, you can
use the DPOF settings. (墌 pg. 45)
Select [SELECTED PRINT].
After performing step 1-3
Select
PRINT THIS IMAGE
Set
4
Select and set items as follows.
[DPOF PRINT]
[PRINT]
SET
5
Select
Select the desired Image.
Set
Select
NUMBER OF PRINTS
Set
DATE
PRINT
CANCEL
OFF
● To confirm the DPOF setting, press
/
to select [CHECK SETTINGS], then press
49. After that, press MENU to return to the
previous menu.
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Dubbing Video Files to DVD Discs
Using a DVD Burner for Dubbing
(DVD Creation Function)
EN
47
Preparation:
Set the power switch to OFF.
1
Connecting the camera to a DVD burner (CUVD10, sold separately) enables you to dub the
video files in the camera to a DVD disc.
Connect the camera to a DVD burner
with the USB cable provided with the
DVD burner.
For details, see the DVD burner’s
instruction manual.
2
3
Connect the AC adapter to the
camera.
Set the power switch to
.
The auto lamp lights up green, and the
screen as shown below is displayed.
CREATE DVD
SELECT FROM EVENT
SELECT FROM DATE
SELECT FROM PLAYLIST
SELECT FROM HISTORY
ALL SCENES
PLAY DVD
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
Controls in this section
Power Switch
/
/
/
/ 49
INDEX
MENU
DUBBING
Supported discs: DVD-R, DVD-RW
● Regarding DVD-R discs, only unused DVD-R
discs can be used. Regarding DVD-RW discs,
used DVD-RW discs can also be used, but
they need to be formatted before recording.
Formatting a disc deletes all content recorded
on the disc up until that time.
● After dubbing, the disc is automatically
finalised so that it can be played on other
devices. After finalising, the disc is a play-only
disc, so no more files can be added.
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Dubbing Video Files to DVD Discs
Using a DVD Burner for Dubbing (DVD
Creation Function) (Continued)
4
5
Select an item and display the DVD
Creation List for the files to be
dubbed.
● If you select [ALL DISCS], all discs in the list
are created.
● To check individual files
Use
/
to select the file number and
press the INDEX button. A list of individual
scenes appears.
• To display the preview screen, select a file
and press 49. Press again to return to the
previous screen.
• Press INDEX again to stop checking.
Select
Set
● [SELECT FROM EVENT]:
Search for an event and display the
corresponding files listed by recording date.
Press
/ / / to select the event,
then press 49.
● [SELECT FROM DATE]:
Display the files recorded on selected dates
listed by recording date.
Press
/
to select the recording date,
then press 49.
● [SELECT FROM PLAYLIST]:
Register a created playlist. (墌 pg. 42)
Playlists are displayed in a list in the
selection order.
1)Press
/
to select the desired list,
then press 49. To select other lists,
repeat this process.
2)Press .
● [SELECT FROM HISTORY]:
Create a DVD disc identical to the one
created last time. The last creation date is
displayed. (Up to 20 files)
Press
/
to select the date, then press
49.
● [ALL SCENES]:
Display all files individually.
Files for dubbing
are displayed.
DVD CREATION LIST
Select the desired disc number.
6
ALL WILL BE CREATED
TIME REQUIRED: 45 MIN
EXECUTE
CANCEL
7
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
● The DVD disc begins to be created.
● When [COMPLETED. CHANGE DISC]
appears, change the disc. The second DVD
disc begins to be created.
COMPLETED
CONTINUE
8
1
ALL DISCS
Disc number
DVD1
DVD2
DVD3
10. 10. 2006
11. 10. 2006
12. 10. 2006
13. 10. 2006
Make sure to read “DVD Creation List”
(墌 pg. 49) before proceeding to the
next procedure.
● To continue creating DVD discs, select
[CONTINUE] and press 49.
To check whether the DVD disc was created
properly
Select [PLAY DVD] in the screen that appears
in step 3 and press 49.
You can also playback the DVD on the TV by
connecting the camera with the audio/video
cable.
Press INDEX to stop checking.
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DVD Creation List
Menu for Disc Playback
Displaying Files for Dubbing
Files for dubbing can be displayed in two ways
shown below.
Displaying file by recording date or playlist
Multiple files are displayed as a single file.
Recording date: 10. 10. 2006
11:00
DVD CREATION LIST
DVD discs created with the camera can be
played on compatible DVD players or other
devices.
● An individual date or individual playlist becomes
one title.
● The discs are configured so that playback begins
automatically when they are inserted in devices.
● To display the top menu, press the corresponding
menu button of the other device.
25. 10. 2006
DVD 01
23:09
7/53
1
ALL DISCS
DVD1
10.10.2006
11.10.2006
DVD2
12.10.2006
DVD3
13.10.2006
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13:00
BOSTON
07. 10. 2006
15:00
BOSTON
09. 10. 2006
To display other
pages, use these
arrows.
BOSTON
11. 10. 2006
2h 14m
Displaying file individually
Files are displayed individually.
Recording date: 10. 10. 2006
DVD CREATION LIST
11:00
1
13:00
15:00
Disc Number
Disc number shows the number of DVD discs
you can create. The dubbing range of each disc
is automatically allocated, presuming that all
the files are to be dubbed from the first one on
the list. This dubbing range cannot be changed.
ex.)“DVD1” records 2 files, “10.10.2006” and
“11.10.2006”.
ALL DISCS
DVD1
10. 10. 2006
11. 10. 2006
DVD2
12. 10. 2006
DVD3
13. 10. 2006
Mark that shows that the disc is created
already.
DUBBING
ALL DISCS
DVD1
10.10.2006
10.10.2006
DVD2
10.10.2006
DVD3
13.10.2006
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Dubbing Video Files to DVD Discs
Using a VCR/DVD Recorder for
Dubbing
Preparation:
Connect the camera to a VCR or DVD recorder.
(墌 pg. 32)
1
2
3
Set the VCR/DVD recorder to its AUX
input mode.
Start playback on the camera.
● To playback videos (墌 pg. 26)
● To playback playlists (墌 pg. 44)
At the point you want to start
dubbing, start recording on the VCR/
DVD recorder.
(Refer to the VCR/DVD recorder’s
instruction manual.)
To stop dubbing
Stop recording on the VCR/DVD recorder, then
stop playback on the camera.
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Copying/Moving Still Image Files
Check which buttons to use in the illustration of
“Controls on this section” on page 47.
EN
4
51
Set the direction of copy/move.
(HDD ] SD or SD ] HDD)
You can copy or move still image files between
the HDD and SD card using the on-screen
display.
Preparation:
● Set the power switch to
or
.
● Make sure that SD card is inserted in the SD
slot.
● Make sure that enough free space is left in the
copy/move destination medium.
5
6
1
GAIN UP
CAMERA SETTING
Set the file unit ([ALL] or [FILE]) to
copy/move.
BASIC SETTING
REC MEDIA SETTING
DATE/DISPLAY
QUALITY
SELF-TIMER
● [FILE]:
Select when you want to transfer the
selected files.
1)Press
/ / / to select the desired
file, then press 49.
• The
mark appears on the file. To
select other files, repeat this step.
Select and set items as follows.
[REC MEDIA SETTING]
[COPY/
MOVE]
Select
COPY
Set
3
2)Press MENU.
MOVE
● [ALL]:
Select when you want to transfer all files in
the recording medium.
Select the desired menu.
7
Select
Select [EXECUTE].
Select
Set
● [COPY]: Files are copied to the destination
medium while leaving original files
in the source medium.
● [MOVE]: Files are moved to the destination
medium while deleting original files
(except read-only files) in the
source medium.
IMAGE COPY
MEDIA
FILE UNIT
NUMBER OF FILE
HDD SD
EXECUTE
CANCEL
ALL
0059
Set
● File transfer starts. When [COPYING
(MOVING) COMPLETED] appears, press
49.
To stop the file transfer
Press 49, then select [EXECUTE] and press
4 9.
DUBBING
2
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Changing the Menu Settings
52 EN
You can change the menu settings to customize
your camera.
● Some menus can be used for both operation
modes (recording/playback) and file types
(video/still image). Other menus can be used
depending on the selected file type and
operation mode.
● To see all the menus, scroll the screen.
Preparation:
(recording) or
(playback)
● Select
using the power switch.
● Select
(video) or
(still image) using the
MODE switch.
1
DATE/DISPLAY
CHANGE EVENT REG.
PLAYLIST
WIPE/FADER
EFFECT
PROTECT
DELETE
2
Select the desired menu.
Select
WIPE:DOOR
WIPE:SCROLL
WIPE:SHUTTER
Set
OFF OFF
FADER-WHITE
FADER-BLACK
FADER-B.W
For details on each menu, see pages 53 to
57.
3
Select the desired menu setting.
Select
Set
Controls in this section
Power Switch
MODE Switch
To return to the previous screen
Press .
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
To display the operation guide
Press INFO when the menu screen is
displayed. (The operation guide is not displayed
depending on the type of the menu.) To remove
the operation guide, press INFO again.
NOTE:
Even if the menu item is displayed, some items
cannot be set depending on the selected mode
(video/still image, recording/playback). In this
case, sub menus cannot be accessed and
settings cannot be changed.
/
49
/
/
/
LIGHT/INFO
MENU
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53
Common Menus for All Modes
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
Menus
墌
Press 49 and then select sub menus.
–
PRESET
Returns all the camera settings
to their default values.
EXECUTE: Performs this function.
[CANCEL]: Returns to the menu screen without
executing reset.
–
DEMO MODE
Introduces special features of
the camera at the following
cases.
OFF: Disables the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
● When the menu screen is
closed.
● When there is no operation for
about 3 minutes after the power
switch is set to
.
NOTES:
● The demonstration only works when the DC cord is
connected, not with the battery.
● If an SD card is in the camera, demonstration will not
take place even if this mode is set to [ON].
OPERATION SOUND
Enables you to set the operation
sound or turn the operation
sound on/off.
OFF: Turns off the operation sound.
BEEP: The beep sounds when the power is turned on
or off, and at the beginning and end of recording.
[MELODY]: Instead of a beep, a melody sounds when
any operation is performed.
REMOTE
Turns reception of the operation
signal from the remote control
on/off.
OFF: The camera does not receive the signal from the
remote control.
[ON]: Enables operation with the remote control.
DROP DETECTION
Setting this function helps
prevent damage to the HDD by
enabling the camera to turn off
the power automatically when,
for example, it detects that it has
been dropped.
OFF: Disables the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
To turn the unit on when the drop detection worked,
set the power switch to OFF, and to on again.
–
–
–
–
CAUTION:
Setting this function to off increases the chances of
damaging the built-in hard disk if the camera is
accidentally dropped.
MENU SETTINGS
BASIC SETTING
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Changing the Menu Settings (Continued)
54 EN
Common Menus for All Modes (Continued)
Menus
REC MEDIA SETTING
VIDEO MODE
墌
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
Press 49 and then select sub menus.
–
[HDD] / SD
15
Enables you to set the recording
medium for videos.
IMAGE MODE
[HDD] / SD
15
Enables you to set the recording
medium for still images.
FORMAT
[HDD] / SD
39
Enables you to select the medium
to format.
CLEAN UP
[HDD] / SD
40
Enables you to select the medium
to clean up.
COPY/MOVE
[COPY] / MOVE
Enables you to set whether to
duplicate or move still images
during dubbing.
0
NO. RESET
51
[VIDEO] / IMAGE
Enables you to select the file type
(videos or still images) when
resetting the file number.
DATE/DISPLAY
BRIGHT
Enables you to set the brightness
of the LCD monitor.
DATE/TIME
Enables you to set whether to
display the current time on the
LCD monitor.
40
Press 49 and then select sub menus.
Adjust the brightness of the display using
press 49.
–
/
, then
–
OFF: The date/time does not appear.
[AUTO]: The date/time appears for approx. 5 seconds
in the following cases.
●When the power switch is set from OFF to
●When playback starts
●When the date is changed during playback
–
ON: The date/time is always displayed.
NOTE:
You can set different settings for each mode (video
recording/playback and still image recording/playback).
SCENE COUNTER
Enables you to set whether to
display the counter in video mode.
LANGUAGE
Enables you to set the language
for menus.
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: Activates the function.
–
[ENGLISH] / FRANÇAIS / DEUTSCH / ESPAÑOL /
ITALIANO / NEDERLANDS / PORTUGUÊS /
РУССКИЙ / POLSKI / ČEŠTINA / TÜRKÇE
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EN
Menus
CLOCK ADJUST
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
DATE / TIME
Enables you to set the time.
DATE DISPLAY ORDER
Enables you to set the date and
time display format.
DISPLAY
55
墌
13
DATE ORDER:
year.month.day / month.day.year /
[day.month.year]
TIME:
[24H] / 12H
–
OFF: Turns off the on-screen display.
[ON]: Turns on the on-screen display.
–
Video Recording Menus
Menus
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
墌
REGISTER EVENT
Enables you to turn on/off event
registration for any videos before
starting recording.
ON/SELECT: Activates the function. After you activate
this function, you can select the event to register
videos to.
[OFF]: Disables the function.
17
QUALITY
Enables you to set the picture
quality for videos.
[ULTRA FINE] / FINE / NORMAL / ECONOMY
WIND CUT
Reduces noise caused by wind.
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: Activates the function.
GAIN UP
Makes the subject appear bright
automatically when you record in
dark places. However, the overall
colour tones appear grayish.
OFF: Disables the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
DIS
Compensates for hand shake.
OFF: Disables the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
–
–
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand shake
is excessive, or depending on the shooting conditions. In
this case, the
indicator blinks or goes out.
● Switch off this mode when recording with the camera on
a tripod.
–
Press 49 and then select sub menus.
–
ZOOM
Enables you to set the
maximum zoom ratio.
32X: Only optical zoom is available up to 32x.
[64X]: Digital zoom is available up to 64x.
800X: Digital zoom is available up to 800x.
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TELE MACRO
You can shoot a subject as
large as possible at a distance
of approx. 40 cm.
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: Activates the function.
CAMERA SETTING
–
MENU SETTINGS
–
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Changing the Menu Settings (Continued)
Video Playback Menus
Menus
CHANGE EVENT REG.
Enables you to change the event
registration of recorded video files.
PLAYLIST
Enables you to perform operations
related to playlists.
WIPE/FADER
These are special playback effects.
They add effects to the beginning
and end of playback.
EFFECT
These are special playback effects.
They add effects that alter colour
tones.
PROTECT
Enables you to perform operations
related to protecting files.
DELETE
Enables you to perform operations
related to deleting files.
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
墌
BABY / BIRTHDAY / VACATION / HOLIDAY /
SPORTS / GRADUATION / ANNIVERSARY /
DAUGHTER / SON / CONGRATULATIONS / NON
SECTION
41
[PLAYLIST CONTENTS] / NEW LIST / EDIT /
RENAME / DELETE
42
[OFF] / FADER-WHITE / FADER-BLACK / FADERB.W / WIPE:CORNER / WIPE:WINDOW /
WIPE:SLIDE / WIPE:DOOR / WIPE:SCROLL /
WIPE:SHUTTER
34
[OFF] / SEPIA / MONOTONE / CLASSIC FILM /
STROBE
34
[CURRENT] / FILE SELECT / PROTECT ALL /
CANCEL ALL
38
[CURRENT] / FILE SELECT / DELETE ALL
37
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57
Still Image Recording Menus
Menus
QUALITY
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
–
Enables you to set the picture
quality for still images.
SELF-TIMER
[OFF] / 2SEC / 10SEC
This is the timer function. It starts
recording when the set time elapses
after the REC/SNAP button is
pressed.
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
This is the continuous shooting
function. It records still images
continuously while the REC/SNAP
button is pressed.
GAIN UP
Makes the subject appear bright
automatically when you record in
dark places. However, the overall
colour tones appear grayish.
CAMERA SETTING
TELE MACRO
You can shoot a subject as large
as possible at a distance of
approx. 40 cm.
墌
[FINE] / STANDARD
–
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: Activates the function.
OFF: Disables the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
21
–
Press 49 and then select sub menus.
–
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: Activates the function.
–
Still Image Playback Menus
DPOF
Enables you to configure settings
related to DPOF.
DIRECT PRINT
Enables you to configure settings
related to printing.
EFFECT
Settings ([ ] = Factory-preset)
SELECT IMAGES / ALL1 / CHECK SETTINGS /
RESET
45
After you select this menu, connect the camera to a
printer with the USB cable.
46
[OFF] / SEPIA / MONOTONE
These are special playback effects.
They add effects that alter colour
tones.
PROTECT
Enables you to perform operations
related to protecting files.
DELETE
Enables you to perform operations
related to deleting files.
墌
34
[CURRENT] / FILE SELECT / PROTECT ALL /
CANCEL ALL
38
[CURRENT] / FILE SELECT / DELETE ALL
37
MENU SETTINGS
Menus
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Troubleshooting
The camera is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from a
TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
functioning properly.
● To solve the problem, first follow the
instructions below.
● If the problem is not solved, reset the camera.
(墌 right column)
● If the problem persists, please consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
To reset the camera
1) Press RESET using a piece of wire or other
pointed instrument. The power is turned off
once and turned on again automatically.
RESET
2) If nothing happens, set the power switch to
OFF and remove the power supply (battery
pack or AC adapter) from the camera, then
reattach it.
3) Execute [PRESET] from the menu. The
camera returns to its factory-preset.
(墌 pg. 53)
Trouble
Action
墌
Power
No power is supplied.
● Connect the AC adapter securely.
● Detach the battery pack once again and re-attach it firmly.
● Replace the dead battery with a fully charged one.
No display appears.
● When using the AC adapter, the camera enters the sleep mode,
the access lamp lights, and the LCD monitor turns off.
To cancel the sleep mode, perform any operation such as
zooming.
–
The power was turned
off accidentally.
● The drop detection function operated.
Set the power switch to OFF, and turn the power on again. To
turn off the drop detection function, set [DROP DETECTION] to
[OFF].
53
12
12
–
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Trouble
Action
59
墌
Displays
The power/charge lamp ● Charging is difficult in places subject to extremely high/low
temperatures.
on the camera does not
To protect the battery, it is recommended to charge it in places
light during charging.
with a temperature of 10°C to 35°C.
● When the battery is already fully charged, the lamp does not light.
Check the remaining battery power.
–
14
[SET DATE/TIME!]
appears.
● The built-in clock's rechargeable lithium battery is discharged, so
the previously set date/time is erased.
Connect the camera to an AC outlet using the AC adapter for over
24 hours to charge the clock's lithium battery. Then set the date/
time.
12
13
Images on the LCD
monitor appear dark or
whitish.
● Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD monitor.
● When the LCD monitor's LED light reaches the end of its service
life, images on the LCD monitor become dark. Consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
54
–
Coloured bright spots
appear on the LCD
monitor.
● The LCD monitor is made with high precision 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 picture. This is not due to any defect of the unit.
(Effective dots: more than 99.99 %)
–
Image does not appear
on the LCD monitor.
● Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
● Such a phenomenon will occur if the image is recorded at 16:9
Image appears to be
mode. Record videos at 4:3 mode if playing back on a 4:3 screen
slightly vertically
TV.
stretched when playing
back on a 4:3 screen TV.
54
18
Recording
Recording cannot be
performed.
● Replace with new recording medium or delete unnecessary files.
● Select the recording medium properly.
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.
–
During recording, the
date/time does not
appear.
● Set [DATE/TIME] to [ON].
54
FURTHER INFORMATION
36
15
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Trouble
Action
墌
Recording (Continued)
The LCD monitor
indications blink.
● Certain modes of program AE, effect, DIS, and other functions
that cannot be used together are selected at the same time.
–
Digital zoom does not
work.
● Set [ZOOM] to [64X] or [800X].
● Digital zoom is not available in the still image recording mode.
55
–
The recorded image is
white.
● In bright places, setting “Nightscope” or a slow speed is not
recommended.
24
The focus is not
adjusted automatically.
● Set focus to the automatic mode.
● Clean the lens and check the focus again.
23
64
The colour of the image ● Try manual white balance adjustment.
looks strange.
23
The recorded image is
too dark.
● Try backlight compensation or manual exposure.
23
25
The recorded image is
too bright.
● Try manual exposure.
23
White balance setting
cannot be activated.
● Do not select the sepia (SEPIA) or monotone (MONOTONE)
mode before setting white balance.
24
The continuous
shooting speed of still
images is slow.
● The continuous shooting speed will drop when repeatedly making
continuous shots, when using certain recording media, or under
certain recording conditions.
–
● Select the recording medium properly.
● To watch images on a TV, set the TV’s input mode or channel that
is appropriate for video playback.
15
32
Playback
Playback cannot be
performed.
The black & white fader ● Do not select the sepia (SEPIA) or monotone (MONOTONE)
mode.
does not work.
There is a noise during
playback.
● The sound of the hard disk drive may have been recorded if the
camera was moved suddenly during recording. Do not move or
shake the camera suddenly during recording.
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–
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Trouble
Action
61
墌
Editing / Printing
Files cannot be deleted. ● Remove protection from the files and delete them.
38
● This is not a malfunction.
When the image is
This can be avoided by recording with DIS activated.
printed from the printer,
a black bar appears at
the bottom of the
screen.
55
Other problems
The SD card cannot be
removed from the
camera.
● Push the SD card in a few more times.
36
15
FURTHER INFORMATION
The data process is too ● There is a large number of still images (approx. 1,000 or more)
stored in the recording medium. Copy the stored files to a PC,
slow after the power is
and delete them from the recording medium.
switched on or the
mode is changed.
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Warning Indications
The following indications appear on the screen.
Indication
Meaning
(Battery indicator) ● Displays the remaining battery power.
墌
–
Remaining power level
High
Exhausted
● As the battery power comes close to nil, the battery indicator
blinks. When the battery power is exhausted, power turns off
automatically.
–
SET DATE/TIME!
● Appears when the date/time is not set.
● Appears when the built-in clock (lithium) battery is discharged and
the previously set date/time is erased.
13
59
LENS CAP
● Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on with the power
switch set to
if the lens cap is attached or when it is dark.
–
PLEASE INSERT
MEMORY CARD!
● Appears when there is no SD card inserted in the SD slot.
15
HARD DISK DRIVE IS
NOT FORMATTED
● Appears when the built-in hard disk needs to be formatted.
39
THIS CARD IS NOT
FORMATTED
● Appears when an unformatted SD card is inserted.
39
HDD ERROR!
MEMORY CARD
ERROR!
● Appears when some errors occurred with the recording media.
● Remove the card once and insert it again. If the error is not
cancelled, replace the card with one that has been guaranteed for
correct operation.
● Perform clean up to restore the capacity of the recording media.
–
15
40
CHECK CARD’S WRITE ● Appears when you attempt recording when the write/erase
protection tab on the SD card is set to the “LOCK” position.
PROTECTION SWITCH
38
NO VIDEO FILES STORED! ● Appears if there are no video files when you attempt video
–
playback.
NO IMAGE FILES
STORED!
● Appears if there are no still image files when you attempt still
image playback.
–
NO MEMORY CARD
● Appears when the SD card is not inserted to the SD slot for file
copy/move operation.
–
NO SUPPORTED FILES
● Appears when there are no JPEG (still image) files to be copied or
moved in recording media.
–
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Meaning
墌
NUMBER OF FOLDERS
OVERFLOW
● Appears when the number of folders exceeds the limit for
file copy/move operation.
–
MEMORY CARD ERROR!
REINSERT CARD OR CHANGE
CARD.
● Appears when the camera does not recognise the loaded
SD card. Remove the card once and insert it again or
replace with another card.
15
FILE SYSTEM MAY HAVE
PROBLEM. FORMAT IS
RECOMMENDED AFTER
COPYING WANTED DATA.
● The file system of the recording medium may have a
problem. It is recommended to copy the data for backup
purposes, then format the medium.
39
Indication
VIDEO MANAGEMENT FILE IS ● The video management file is broken. Recovery is
required to record or play back video files. Press
/
to
BROKEN. TO RECORD/
select [YES], then press 49 to recover the video
PLAYBACK VIDEO,
management file. If the desired video file is not displayed
RECOVERY IS REQUIRED.
on the video index screen in spite of the file recovery, the
RECOVER?
29
NO VIDEO MANAGEMENT FILE
VIDEO FILES HAVE BEEN
MOVED TO MPEG FOLDER
● The data cannot be recorded properly, or the video
management file has been deleted or cannot be found.
Video files have been moved to MPEG (EXTMOV) folder.
29
CAN NOT READ EVENT
INFORMATION
● Appears when the event information cannot be read.
–
PLAYLIST’S MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION IS BROKEN.
REMAKE PLAYLIST AGAIN.
● The management information of the playlist is broken.
Create the playlist again.
42
NO REGISTERED SCENES IN
PLAYLIST. SOME OF SCENES
MAY NOT BE PLAYED BACK.
● The video files registered in the playlist do not exist. Some
of the scenes may not be played back.
–
● There are no scenes registered in the playlist. The playlist
REGISTERED SCENES IN
will be deleted.
PLAYLIST IS EMPTY. THIS
PLAYLIST WILL BE DELETED.
–
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CAMERA TEMPERATURE IS
GOING UP. TURN CAMERA
OFF, PLEASE WAIT.
● The temperature of the camera is too high. Turn off the
power, then wait for a while.
–
CAMERA TEMPERATURE IS
TOO LOW. KEEP CAMERA
POWER ON, PLEASE WAIT.
● The temperature of the camera is too low. Keep the power
on and wait for a while.
–
FURTHER INFORMATION
file has been moved to the [EXTMOV] folder. Press the
REC/SNAP button on the index screen to display [MPG],
and then select the desired file.
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Warning Indications (Continued)
Meaning
墌
● Performance of recording medium is poor. Use the
Cleanup function [CLEAN UP] in the menu.
● The writing speed of recording medium is slow, or the
recording medium is corrupted. Use an SD card that is
guaranteed to operate.
● The recording medium was subjected to vibrations or jolts.
Be careful not to subject the recording medium to
vibrations or jolts.
● Appears when the built-in hard disk is full and recording is
not possible. Delete unnecessary files.
● Appears when the SD card is full and recording is not
possible.
Replace with new recording medium or delete
unnecessary files.
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Indication
RECORDING FAILURE
RECORDING MAY NOT BE
CORRECT ON THE MEMORY
CARD
● The data may not be recorded on the recording medium
correctly. Try recording again.
● Otherwise, clean up the recording medium.
MEMORY CARD CANNOT BE
PLAYED BACK CORRECTLY
● The recording medium cannot be played back correctly. Try
playback again.
CANNOT USE IN VIDEO MODE ● The operation is not available in the video mode.
DROP DETECTION WORKED
AND THE POWER IS TURNED
OFF
● The drop detection function operated, and the power was
turned off. The file that was being recorded may have been
saved into the [EXTMOV] folder.
3
15
–
36
36
–
40
–
–
29
53
Cleaning the Camera
Before cleaning, turn off the camera and remove the battery pack and AC adapter.
To clean the exterior
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. If the camera is particularly dirty, dip the cloth into diluted mild soap
and wring it out well before wiping. 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.
To clean the lens
Wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
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.
● Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth, refer to the cautions for each product.
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Cautions
The supplied battery
Terminals
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
... 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, 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 “Temperature
range specifications” (墌 pg. 65). 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.
NOTES:
● It is recommended that only genuine JVC
batteries are used in this camera. Using generic
non-JVC batteries can cause damage to the
internal charging circuitry.
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature range specifications
Charging: 10°C to 35°C
Operation: 0°C to 40°C
Storage: –20°C to 50°C
● The lower the temperature, the longer the
recharging takes.
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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 resume the original function of the accurate
battery power indication
If the battery power indication differs from the
actual operating time, fully charge the battery, and
then run it down. However this function may not
work properly if the battery was used for a long
period of time under extremely high/low
temperature condition or charged too many times.
Recording Medium
● Be sure to follow the guidelines below to
prevent corruption or damage to your
recorded data.
• Do not bend or drop the recording medium, or
subject it to strong pressure, jolts or vibrations.
• Do not splash the recording medium with water.
• Do not use, replace, or store the recording
medium in locations that are exposed to strong
static electricity or electrical noise.
• Do not turn off the camera power or remove the
battery or AC adapter during shooting,
playback, or when otherwise accessing the
recording medium.
• Do not bring the recording medium near objects
that have a strong magnetic field or that emit
strong electromagnetic waves.
• Do not store the recording medium in locations
with high temperature or high humidity.
• Do not touch the metal parts.
● Copy the recorded files to your PC. JVC shall
not be responsible for any lost data. (It is
recommended that you copy the data from
your PC to DVD or other media for storage.)
● A malfunction may cause the recording
medium to fail to operate properly. JVC shall
not provide any compensation for any lost
contents.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Battery Packs
EN
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66 EN
Cautions (Continued)
Recording Medium (Continued)
● Do not strike or shake the hard disk.
● When the camera is repaired or inspected,
data may be erased, and the hard disk may be
formatted. Back up all data before requesting
repair or inspection.
● Play back your trial recording to make sure the
video and audio have been recorded properly.
● When formatting or erasing data using the
camera, only the file administration
information is changed. The data is not
completely erased from the hard disk. If you
want to completely erase all of the data, we
recommend either using commercially
available software that is specially designed
for that purpose, or by physically destroying
the camera with a hammer etc.
LCD Monitor
● To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO
NOT
... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
... place the camera with LCD monitor on the
bottom.
● To prolong service life
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
● The following phenomena for LCD monitor
use are not malfunctions.
... While using the camera, the surface around 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 camera’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 camera
is not in use.
... place naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, on the apparatus.
... expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing.
● Avoid using the unit
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... 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
extremely low (under 0°C) temperatures.
● DO NOT leave the unit
... in places of over 50°C.
... 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.
... in high places such as on a TV. Leaving the unit in
high places while a cable is connected may result
in a malfunction if the cable is caught and the unit
falls onto the floor.
● 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 to direct sunlight.
... swing it excessively when using the hand strap.
... swing the soft camera case excessively when the
camera is inside it.
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EN
● 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 centre
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.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
When requesting repairs for malfunctioning by
your dealer or JVC service centre, be sure to
bring your camera together with the recording
medium. If one of them is not included, the
cause cannot be diagnosed, and the repair
cannot be made properly.
The camera 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.
FURTHER INFORMATION
How to Handle a CD-ROM
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Specifications
Camera
For general
Power supply
DC 11 V (Using AC adapter)
DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack)
Power consumption
Approx. 3.9 (4.1)* W
* When using the LED light
Dimensions (W x H x D)
68 mm x 69 mm x 109 mm
Weight
Approx. 340 g
(without battery, lens cap and strap)
Approx. 400 g
(incl. battery, lens cap and strap)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C
Operating humidity
35% to 80%
Storage temperature
–20°C to 50°C
Pickup
1/6" (800,000 pixels) CCD
Lens
F 2.0 to 4.5, f = 2.3 mm to 73.6 mm, 32:1 power
zoom lens
Filter diameter
ø30.5 mm
LCD monitor
2.7" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active
matrix system
Speaker
Monaural
LED Light
Within 1.5 m
(recommended shooting distance)
For video/audio
Format
SD-VIDEO
Recording/Playback format
Video: MPEG-2
Audio: Dolby Digital (2 ch)
Signal format
PAL standard
Recording mode (video)
ULTRA FINE: 720 x 576 pixels, 8.5 Mbps (VBR)
FINE:
720 x 576 pixels, 5.5 Mbps (VBR)
NORMAL:
720 x 576 pixels, 4.2 Mbps (VBR)
ECONOMY: 352 x 288 pixels, 1.5 Mbps (VBR)
Recording mode (audio)
ULTRA FINE: 48 kHz, 384 kbps
FINE:
48 kHz, 384 kbps
NORMAL:
48 kHz, 256 kbps
ECONOMY: 48 kHz, 128 kbps
For still image
Format
JPEG
Image size
One mode (640 x 480)
Picture quality
2 modes (FINE/STANDARD)
For connectors
AV
S-Video output:
Y: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
C: 0.29 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
Video output: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
Audio output: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analogue,
stereo
USB
Mini USB type A and type B, USB 2.0 compliant
AC Adapter
Power requirement
AC 110 V to 240 Vd, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output
DC 11 V
,1A
Remote Control
Power supply
DC 3 V
Battery life
Approx. 1 year (depending on the frequency of
use)
Operating distance
Within 5 m
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
45 mm x 13 mm x 105 mm
Weight
Approx. 40 g
(incl. battery)
Design and specifications subject to change
without notice.
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EN
69
Recording Time and Number of Images
The tables below show the approximate recording time and number of storable images.
The number increases or decreases depending on the picture quality.
Approximate recording time (minutes) (for video)
HDD
Quality
[ ] = Factory-preset
SD Card
GZ-MG37E/EK GZ-MG27E/EK 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
[ULTRA FINE]
430
290
1
3
7
14
29
FINE
640
430
2
5
10
21
43
NORMAL
850
570
3
6
14
27
57
ECONOMY
2250
1500
8
18
37
73
152
Approximate number of storable images (for still image)
Quality
[ ] = Factory-preset
SD Card
HDD
[FINE]
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
520
1035
2060
4160
7750
1115
2225
4415
8915
9999
9999
STANDARD
NOTE:
FURTHER INFORMATION
For details on compatible SD cards, see “Check
the compatibility of recording media” (墌 pg. 3).
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Indications on LCD Monitor
During both Video and Still Image Recording
During Video Recording Only
17
16:9
11:30
10. 11. 2006
a Selected Operation Mode Indicator
(墌 pg. 22)
: Auto Mode
: Manual Mode
b Tele Macro Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 55, 57)
c Approximate Zoom Ratio (墌 pg. 18, 21)
d Zoom Indicator (墌 pg. 18, 21)
e Iris Lock Indicator (墌 pg. 23)
f White Balance Indicator (墌 pg. 23)
g Brightness Control Indicator (墌 pg. 54)
h Battery Indicator (墌 pg. 62)
i Date/Time (墌 pg. 54)
j Selected Medium Indicator (墌 pg. 15, 54)
k Drop Detection Indicator (墌 pg. 53)
l Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator
(墌 pg. 23)
m Effect Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 24)
n Program AE Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 24)
o Shutter Speed (墌 pg. 24)
: Nightscope Indicator (墌 pg. 25)
p LED Light Indicator (墌 pg. 18, 21)
q ±: Exposure Adjustment Indicator (墌 pg. 23)
: Backlight Compensation Indicator
(墌 pg. 25)
: Spot Exposure Control Indicator
(墌 pg. 25)
[0h56m]
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 16)
b Screen Size Indicator (墌 pg. 18)
c Wind Cut Indicator (墌 pg. 55)
d Picture Quality: [U] (ultra fine), [F] (fine), [N]
(normal), [E] (economy) (墌 pg. 55)
e Remaining Time (墌 pg. 16, 69)
f Counter (墌 pg. 54)
g 7REC: (Appears during recording.)
(墌 pg. 16)
79: (Appears during record-standby mode.)
h Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) Indicator
(墌 pg. 55)
During Still Image Recording Only
640 FINE
PHOTO
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 20)
b Focus Indicator (墌 pg. 20)
c Image Size: 640 (640 x 480)
d Picture Quality: FINE (fine) or STD
(standard) (墌 pg. 57)
e Remaining Number of Shots (墌 pg. 69)
f
: Continuous Shooting Mode Indicator
(墌 pg. 21)
g Shooting Indicator (墌 pg. 20)
h Self-Timer Recording Indicator (墌 pg. 57)
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EN
During Video Playback
71
During Still Image Playback
10. 11. 2006
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 26)
b
: Playlist Playback Indicator (Appears
when playing back a playlist. 墌 pg. 44)
: Event Search Playback Indicator
(Appears when playing back a video file from
the event search. 墌 pg. 29)
: Date Search Playback Indicator
(Appears when playing back a video file from
the date search. 墌 pg. 28)
c Picture Quality: [U] (ultra fine), [F] (fine), [N]
(normal), [E] (economy) (墌 pg. 55)
d Playback Mode (墌 pg. 27)
U : Playback
9 : Pause
5 : Forward High-Speed Search
3 : Reverse High-Speed Search
9U : Forward Slow-Motion
Y9 : Reverse Slow-Motion
(The number on the left shows speed.)
e Counter (墌 pg. 54)
f Volume Level Indicator
g Battery Indicator (墌 pg. 62)
h Date/Time (墌 pg. 54)
i Selected Medium Indicator (墌 pg. 15, 54)
j Effect Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 34)
k Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator (墌 pg. 34)
a Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 30)
b Folder/File Number
c Slide Show Playback Indicator (墌 pg. 31)
d Battery Indicator (墌 pg. 62)
e Date (墌 pg. 54)
f Selected Medium Indicator (墌 pg. 15, 54)
g Effect Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 34)
FURTHER INFORMATION
11:30
10. 11. 2006
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TERMS
A
AC Adapter
........................................................ 12
B
Backlight Compensation ........................................ 25
Battery Pack ....................................................... 12
Brightness Control ............................................... 54
C
Changing Event Registration .................................. 56
Changing the Menu Settings ................................... 52
Cleaning Up a Recording Medium .......................40, 54
Clock Adjust ....................................................... 55
Connecting to a TV, VCR or DVD Recorder ................ 32
Continuous Shooting .......................................21, 57
Copying/Moving Still Image Files ........................51, 54
D
Data Battery ....................................................... 14
Date Display Order .............................................. 55
Date Index Screen ............................................... 28
Date/Time Setting ................................................ 13
Deleting Files ..................................................... 36
Demonstration Mode ............................................ 53
Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) .................................. 55
Direct Printing ................................................46, 57
Drop Detection .................................................... 53
Dubbing ............................................................ 47
DVD Creation Function ......................................... 47
E
Effect ..................................................... 34, 56, 57
Event Registration ..........................................17, 55
Event Screen ...................................................... 29
EXTMOV Folder .............................................17, 29
F
File Information ................................................... 37
Focus ............................................................... 23
Formatting a Recording Medium .........................39, 54
G
Gain Up
.......................................................55, 57
H
Hard Disk
............................................................ 2
EN
M
Manual Exposure ................................................. 23
Manual Focus ..................................................... 23
Manual Recording ................................................ 22
MSET Menu ....................................................... 22
N
Nightscope ......................................................... 25
Number of Storable Images .................................... 69
O
On-Screen Display ..........................................55, 70
Operation Sound ................................................. 53
P
PictBridge .......................................................... 46
Picture Quality ......................................... 55, 57, 69
Playlist .........................................................42, 56
Power Switch ..................................................... 12
Power-Linked Operation ........................................ 10
Program AE ....................................................... 24
Protecting Files ........................................ 38, 56, 57
R
Rec Media Setting ............................................... 54
Recording Medium ............................................... 65
Recording Time ................................................... 69
Remote Control ..............................................33, 53
Resetting the File Number ................................40, 54
S
Scene Counter .................................................... 54
Screen Size (16:9/4:3) .......................................... 18
SD Card ............................................................ 15
Self-Timer .......................................................... 57
Shutter Speed ..................................................... 24
Slide Show ......................................................... 31
Slow Motion Playback ........................................... 27
Speaker Volume .................................................. 26
Spot Exposure Control .......................................... 25
Still Image ....................................................20, 30
T
Tele Macro ....................................................55, 57
Tripod Mounting .................................................. 14
V
I
Image Rotation
................................................... 31
Video ...........................................................16, 26
W
L
Language Setting ...........................................13, 54
LCD Monitor ..................................................10, 66
LED Light .....................................................18, 21
Lens Cap ............................................................. 9
White Balance .................................................... 23
Wind Cut ........................................................... 55
Wipe or Fader Effects ........................................... 34
Z
Zooming
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......................................18, 21, 27, 31, 55
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