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CONTENTS
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
GR-DVX78A
GR-DVX49A
GR-DVX48A
GR-DVX78EA
GR-DVX48EA
GR-DVX78SH
GR-DVX48SH
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AUTOMATIC
DEMONSTRATION
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GETTING STARTED
7 – 16
VIDEO RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
17 – 24
VIDEO RECORDING ............. 18 – 20
VIDEO PLAYBACK ............... 21 – 24
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.)
RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
25 – 36
D.S.C. RECORDING .............. 26 – 27
D.S.C. PLAYBACK ................ 28 – 36
ADVANCED
FEATURES
37 – 75
USING MENUS FOR
DETAILED ADJUSTMENT ...... 38 – 44
FOR RECORDING ................ 45 – 56
DUBBING ......................... 57 – 61
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT ................ 62 – 73
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ........ 74 – 75
REFERENCES
76 – 99
DETAILS ................................... 77
TROUBLESHOOTING ............ 78 – 83
USER MAINTENANCE ................... 84
INDEX ............................. 85 – 92
CAUTIONS ........................ 93 – 95
TERMS ............................ 96 – 97
SPECIFICATIONS ................. 98 – 99
The camcorder illustrations
appearing in this instruction
manual are of the GR-DVX78.
INSTRUCTIONS
The D.S.C. (Digital Still Camera) features are
available on GR-DVX78.
LYT0776-001A
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and
precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
•All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover page.
•Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.
•Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
.... refer to the Index (Z pgs. 85 – 92) and familiarise yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety Instructions that follow. They contain extremely
important information regarding the safe use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 93 through 95 before use.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS:
n If you notice smoke or a peculiar smell coming
from the camcorder or AC Adapter, shut it
down and unplug it immediately. Continue
using the camcorder or AC Adapter under
these conditions could lead to fire or electric
shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not
attempt to repair the malfunction yourself.
n To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
n 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 (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of
the main unit.
● The rating information and safety caution of the
AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
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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CAUTIONS:
● This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used for
playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor/viewfinder
playback are possible anywhere.
● Use the JVC BN-V507U/V514U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the
camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter and Power Cord. (An
appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in
different countries.)
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.)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as
lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION!
The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to hold the camcorder firmly in your hand, with the grip strap securely
around your wrist. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor
can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
Take care not to get your finger caught in the cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate the
camcorder, as they are particularly susceptible to this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious damage to
the camcorder.
CAUTION!
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is
not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.
n This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette, SD Memory Card and
” and memory cards* marked “
” or
MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked “
” can be used with this unit.
“
Before recording an important scene . . .
.... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark
.
or
.
.... make sure you only use memory cards* with the mark
.... remember that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats.
.... remember that this camcorder is intended for private consumer use only. Any commercial
use without proper permission is prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a show,
performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand.)
*Memory cards can be used with GR-DVX78 only.
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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
• AC Adapter
• Remote Control Unit
AP-V10A, AP-V10EA RM-V717U
or AP-V10ED
•Power Cord
•Core Filter
(GR-DVX49/DVX48
only)
(for optional S-Video
cable) Z pg. 6 for
attachment
• Editing Cable
GR-DVX78:
Both plugs have 1 ring around
the pin.
GR-DVX49/DVX48:
One plug has 3 rings around
the pin and the other has 1
ring around the pin.
• Battery Pack
BN-V507U
• Memory Card
8 MB (GR-DVX78
only)
(Already inserted in
the camcorder)
• Audio/Video Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to RCA plug)
• AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
• CD-ROM
• Jack box
GR-DVX78:
CU-V506
GR-DVX49/DVX48:
CU-V505
• PC Connection Cable
(GR-DVX49/DVX48 only)
• USB Cable
(GR-DVX78 only)
NOTE:
In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder, provided cables may be equipped
with one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter
should be connected to the camcorder.
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How To Attach The Core Filter (GR-DVX49/DVX48 only) (for optional S-Video cable)
Attach the Core Filter (if provided with your model Z pg. 5) to an optional cable. The Core Filter reduces
interference.
1
2
3
3 cm
Stopper
Wind once
Release the
stoppers on both
ends of the Core
Filter.
Run the cable through the Core Filter, leaving approx.
3 cm of cable between the cable plug and the Core
Filter. Wind the cable once around the outside of the
Core Filter as shown in the illustration.
•Wind the cable so that it is not slack.
NOTE:
Take care not to damage the cable.
Close the Core Filter until it
clicks shut.
n When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder.
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
Lock Button
P
n Available when the Power Switch is set to “ ” or
“ ” and no cassette is in the camcorder.
n Performing any operation during the
demonstration stops the demonstration
temporarily. If no operation is performed for more
than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will
resume.
n “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the
camcorder power is turned off.
n To cancel Automatic Demonstration:
MENU Wheel
1. Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch
and press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu
Sub Menu
Screen appears.
2. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
SYSTEM” and press it. The SYSTEM Menu
appears.
DEMO MODE – OF F
ON
3. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “DEMO
MODE” and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
4. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “OFF” and
press it.
5. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”,
and press it twice. The normal screen appears.
GR-DVX78 only
Power Switch
OF
LAY F
Automatic Demonstration takes place when
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” (factorypreset).
GETTING STARTED
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GETTING STARTED
CONTENTS
Power ................................................................ 8 – 9
Grip Adjustment ........................................................ 10
Viewfinder Adjustment ................................................ 10
Tripod Mounting ........................................................ 10
Date/Time Settings .................................................... 11
Loading/Unloading A Cassette ....................................... 12
Recording Mode Setting ............................................... 13
Loading A Memory Card (GR-DVX78 only) ......................... 14
Picture Quality Mode Setting (GR-DVX78 only) .................... 15
Image Size Mode Setting (GR-DVX78 only) ........................ 15
Operation Mode ........................................................ 16
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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CHARGE Lamp
Power Switch
1
BATT. RELEASE
Switch
2
Battery pack
To DC IN
connector
3
Open the cover.
5
To AC outlet
Battery pack
This camcorder’s 2-way power supply system lets you
choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use
provided power supply units with other equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
1
Insert the terminal end 1 of the battery pack into the
battery pack mount, then firmly push the end 2 of
the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it
locks into place as shown in the illustration.
2
Set the Power Switch to “OFF”. Connect the AC
Adapter to the camcorder 3, then connect the Power
Cord to the AC Adapter 4.
3
Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet 5.
The CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to
indicate charging has started.
4
When the CHARGE lamp stops blinking but stays lit,
charging is finished. Unplug the AC Adapter from the
AC outlet. Disconnect the AC Adapter from the
camcorder.
To Detach The Battery Pack . . .
.... slide BATT. RELEASE and detach it.
AC Adapter
4
Power
Charging time
BN-V507U
approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BN-V514U (optional)
approx. 2 hr. 45 min.
NOTES:
● During charging, the camcorder cannot be operated.
● Charging is not possible if the wrong type of battery is
used.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time or
after a long storage period, the CHARGE lamp may not
light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the
camcorder, then try charging again.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely short
even after having been fully charged, the battery is
worn out and needs to be replaced. Please purchase a
new one.
● Using the optional AA-V50 AC Power Adapter/Charger,
you can charge the BN-V507U/V514U battery pack
without the camcorder. However, it cannot be used as
an AC adapter.
For other notes, Z pg. 77
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USING THE BATTERY PACK
ATTENTION:
Before detaching the power source, make
sure that the camcorder’s power is turned
off. Failure to do so can result in a
camcorder malfunction.
NOTES:
● Recording time is reduced significantly
under the following conditions:
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged
repeatedly.
• The LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
● Before extended use, it is recommended that
you prepare enough battery packs to cover 3
times the planned shooting time.
Perform step 1 of “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK”
(Z pg. 8).
Approximate recording time
Battery pack
LCD monitor off/
Viewfinder on
LCD monitor on/
Viewfinder off
BN-V507U
GR-DVX78 : 1 hr.
GR-DVX78 : 50 min.
GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 1 hr. 10 min. GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 1 hr.
BN-V514U
(optional)
GR-DVX78 : 2 hr. 10 min.
GR-DVX78 : 1 hr. 50 min.
GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 2 hr. 25 min. GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 2 hr.
BN-V840U
(optional)
GR-DVX78 : 6 hr. 10 min.
GR-DVX78 : 5 hr. 15 min.
GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 6 hr. 50 min. GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 5 hr. 50 min.
BN-V856U
(optional)
GR-DVX78 : 9 hr.
GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 10 hr.
GR-DVX78 : 7 hr. 40 min.
GR-DVX49/DVX48 : 8 hr. 20 min.
INFORMATION:
The extended-use battery pack kit is a set composed of a battery pack and AC Power Adapter/Charger:
VU-V840 KIT: BN-V840U battery pack & AA-V15 AC Power Adapter/Charger
VU-V856 KIT: BN-V856U battery pack & AA-V80 AC Power Adapter/Charger
Read the kit's instruction manual before using.
Neither BN-V840U nor BN-V856U can be charged by using the AC Adapter provided with this camcorder.
Use only the AA-V15 AC Power Adapter/Charger for BN-V840U battery pack and only AA-V80 AC Power
Adapter/Charger for BN-V856U battery pack. Also, by using the optional JVC VC-VBN856U DC Cord, it will
be possible to connect BN-V840U or BN-V856U battery packs to the camcorder and supply power directly
to the camcorder.
USING AC POWER
To DC IN
connector
Use the AC Adapter (connect as shown in the illustration).
NOTES:
● The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
● For other notes, Z pg. 77.
AC Adapter
Open the cover.
To AC outlet
Lithium-ion is vulnerable in colder temperatures.
About Batteries
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.
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but have a large power capacity. However, when one is exposed to cold
temperatures (below 10°C), its usage time becomes shorter and it may cease to function. If this happens, place
the battery pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then re-attach it to the
camcorder. As long as the battery pack itself is not cold, it should not affect performance.
(If you’re using a heating pad, make sure the battery pack does not come in direct contact with it.)
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Grip Adjustment
1
2
3
Separate the Velcro strip.
Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
Adjust your thumb and fingers through the grip, to
easily operate the Recording Start/Stop button and
Power Switch and Power Zoom Lever. Be sure to
fasten the Velcro strip to your preference.
Viewfinder Adjustment
Power Switch
Lock
Button
P
1
2
3
Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
Pull out the viewfinder fully.
Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
OF
LAY F
Tripod Mounting
PAUSE
1
Dioptre Adjustment
Control
Align the screw on the tripod with the camera’s
mounting socket. Then tighten the screw.
•Some tripods are not equipped with studs.
CAUTION:
When attaching the camera to a tripod, extend its
legs to stabilise the camcorder. It is not advised to use
small sized tripods. This may cause damage to the
unit by falling over.
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Date/Time Settings
Power lamp
Power Switch
Lock Button
OF
LAY F
Display
OF F
– LCD / TV
– AU T O
– OF F
2 0 . 12 . 01
17 : 3 0
RETURN
CLOCK
ADJ .
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch, then open
the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder
fully. The power lamp lights and the camcorder is
turned on.
2
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
DISPLAY”.
Press it and the DISPLAY Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “CLOCK ADJ.”.
Press it and “day” is highlighted.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to input the day. Press it.
Repeat to input the month, year, hour and minute.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”, and
press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.
Built-in Clock’s Rechargeable Lithium Battery
GR-DVX78 only
END
ON SCRE E N
DATE / T I ME
T I ME CODE
CLOCK
ADJ .
The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all times, but its
display can be turned on or off during playback
(Z pg. 42, 43).
P
MENU Wheel
W I PE / FADER
PROGRAM AE
W. BAL ANC E
CAMERA
MANUA L
SYSTEM
D I SPL AY
DSC
11
2 0 . 12 . 01
17 : 3 0
DISPLAY Menu
To store the date/time in memory, the clock’s rechargeable
lithium battery is integrated in the camcorder. While the
camcorder is connected to an AC outlet using the AC
Power Adapter/Charger, or while the battery pack attached
to the camcorder continues to supply power, the clock’s
rechargeable lithium battery is always charged. However,
if the camcorder is not used for approx. 3 months, the
clock’s lithium battery will become discharged and the
date/time stored in memory will be lost. When this occurs,
first connect the camcorder to an AC outlet using the AC
Power Adapter/Charger for over 24 hours to charge the
clock’s rechargeable lithium battery. Then perform the
date/time setting before using the camcorder.
Note that the camcorder can be used without setting the
date/time.
NOTE:
Even if you select “CLOCK ADJ.”, if the parameter is not
highlighted the camcorder’s internal clock continues to
operate. Once you move the highlight bar to the first
date/time parameter (day), the clock stops. When you
finish setting the minute and press the MENU Wheel in,
the date and time begin operation from the date and time
you have just set.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Loading/Unloading A Cassette
Cassette holder cover
Cassette holder
The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a
cassette.
1
Slide down and hold OPEN/EJECT in the direction
of the arrow then pull the cassette holder cover
open until it locks. The cassette holder opens
automatically.
•Do not touch internal components.
2
Insert or remove a tape and press “PUSH HERE” to
close the cassette holder.
•Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette holder cover.
•When the battery’s charge is low, you may not be
able to close the cassette holder cover. Do not
apply force. Replace the battery with a fully
charged one before continuing.
3
Close the cassette holder cover firmly until it locks
into place.
Make sure the
window side is
facing out.
PUSH HERE
OPEN/EJECT
Switch
Erase protection tab*
* To Protect Valuable Recordings . . .
....slide the erase protection tab on the back
of the tape in the direction of “SAVE”. This
prevents the tape from being recorded
over. To record on this tape, slide the tab
back to “REC” before loading it.
Be sure to press only the section labeled
“PUSH HERE” to close the cassette holder;
touching other parts may cause your finger to
get caught in the cassette holder, resulting in
injury or product damage.
Approximate recording time
Tape
Recording mode
30 min.
SP
30 min.
LP
45 min.
60 min.
60 min.
90 min.
80 min.
80 min.
120 min.
NOTES:
● It takes a few seconds for the cassette holder to open. Do not apply force.
● If you wait a few seconds and the cassette holder does not open, close the cassette holder cover and try
again. If the cassette holder still does not open, turn the camcorder off then on again.
● If the tape does not load properly, open the cassette holder cover fully and remove the cassette. A few
minutes later, insert it again.
● When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm environment, wait a short time
before opening the cassette holder cover.
● Closing the cassette holder cover before the cassette holder comes out may cause damage to the
camcorder.
● Even when the camcorder is switched off, a cassette can be loaded or unloaded. After the cassette holder
is closed with the camcorder switched off, however, it may not recede. It is recommended to turn the
power on before loading or unloading.
● When resuming recording, once you open the cassette holder cover a blank portion will be recorded on
the tape or a previously recorded scene will be erased (recorded over) regardless of whether the cassette
holder came out or not. See page 20 for information about recording from the middle of a tape.
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Recording Mode Setting
Power lamp
Power Switch
Lock Button
OF
LAY F
Display
– SP
LP
CAMERA Menu
Sub Menu
GR-DVX78 only
Set the tape recording mode depending on your
preference.
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch, then open
the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder
fully. The power lamp lights and the camcorder is
turned on.
2
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
P
MENU Wheel
REC MODE
13
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ CAMERA”
and press it. The CAMERA Menu appears.
Rotate The MENU Wheel to select “REC MODE”
and press it. The Sub Menu appears. Select “SP” or
“LP” by rotating the MENU Wheel and press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”, and
press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.
•Audio Dubbing (Z pg. 66) and Insert Editing
(Z pg. 68) are impossible on a tape recorded in
the LP mode.
•“LP” (Long Play) is more economical, providing
1.5 times the recording time.
NOTES:
● If the recording mode is switched during recording, the
playback picture will be blurred at the switching point.
● It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP mode
on this camcorder be played back on this camcorder.
● During playback of a tape recorded on another
camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there may
be momentary pauses in the sound.
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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Loading A Memory Card
(GR-DVX78 only)
CARD OPEN
The provided memory card is already inserted in the
camcorder when you receive the camcorder.
Card Cover
1
2
3
Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
4
To close the card cover, push it until you hear a
click.
Slide CARD OPEN to open the card cover.
Insert the memory card firmly clipped edge first.
•Do not touch the terminal on the reverse side of
the label.
To Unload A Memory Card . . .
.... in step 3 push the memory card, then the memory
card comes out of the camcorder automatically. Pull
it out and close the card cover.
Clipped edge
Label
NOTES:
● Be sure to use only SD Memory Cards marked “
”
or MultiMediaCards marked “
”.
● Some brands of memory cards are not compatible with
this camcorder. Before purchasing a memory card,
consult its manufacturer or dealer.
● Before using a new memory card, it is necessary to
FORMAT the card. Z pg. 36
Memory card
ATTENTION:
Do not insert/remove the memory card while the
camcorder is turned on, as this may cause the
memory card to be corrupted or cause the camcorder
to become unable to recognise whether or not the
card is installed.
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Picture Quality Mode Setting
(GR-DVX78 only)
Power Switch
Lock Button
OF
LAY F
Display
– F I NE
STANDARD
– VGA
– AUTO
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch, then open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully. The
power lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on.
2
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
P
MENU Wheel
QUAL I TY
S I ZE
UXGA
The Picture Quality mode can be selected to best match
your needs. Two Picture Quality modes are available:
FINE and STANDARD (in order of quality).
DSC Menu
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
press it. The DSC Menu appears.
DSC” and
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “QUALITY” and
press it. The Sub Menu appears. Rotate the MENU
Wheel to select the desired mode and press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”, and
press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.
Image Size Mode Setting
(GR-DVX78 only)
I MAGE SIZE
The Image Size mode can be selected to best match your
needs. Two Image Size modes are available: XGA (1024 x
768 pixels) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) (in order of
quality).
– VGA
XGA
– AUTO
NOTES:
● The number of storable images depends on
the selected picture quality as well as the
composition of the subjects in the images
and the type of memory card being used.
● In the XGA mode, images are shot in 720 x
576 pixels and they are converted and
stored in the XGA mode file size (1024 x
768 pixels).
● The number of storable images in the below
chart is approximate value for a memory
card with 12 sound effects pre-stored.
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch, then open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully. The
power lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on.
2
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
press it. The DSC Menu appears.
DSC” and
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “IMAGE SIZE”
and press it. The Sub Menu appears. Rotate the
MENU Wheel to select the desired mode and press
it. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”,
and press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.
Approximate Number of Storable Images
Image Size/Picture
Quality Mode
Memory Card
8MB*
16MB**
32MB**
XGA FINE
20
40
90
190
XGA STANDARD
60
140
290
600
VGA FINE
40
100
210
430
VGA STANDARD
130
290
610
1230
64MB**
* Provided with GR-DVX78 only
** Optional
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
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To turn on the camcorder, set the Power
Switch to any operation mode except “OFF”
while pressing down the Lock Button located
on the switch.
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX78 only)
Choose the appropriate operation mode according to
your preference using the Power Switch and VIDEO/DSC
Switch (GR-DVX78 only).
Power Switch Position
(Manual):
Allows you to set various recording functions using
the Menus. If you want more creative capabilities than
Full Auto recording, try this mode.
Power Switch
(Full Auto):
Allows you to record using NO special effects or
manual adjustments. Suitable for standard recording.
Lock Button
P
OFF:
Allows you to switch off the camcorder.
:
• Allows you to play back a recording on the tape.
• Allows you to transfer a still image recorded on the
tape to a computer (GR-DVX49/DVX48 only).
• Allows you to display a still image stored in the
memory card or to transfer a still image stored in the
memory card to a computer (GR-DVX78 only).
OF
LAY F
Power lamp
When the Power Switch is set to “ ”,
“ ” appears. When set to “ ” or “
there is no indication.
Operation Mode
”,
VIDEO/DSC Switch Position (GR-DVX78 only)
VIDEO:
Allows you to record on a tape or play back a tape. If
/
” in the DSC
“REC SELECT” is set to “
Menu Screen, still images are also recorded in the
memory card.
When the Power Switch is set to “ ” or
“ ” and the VIDEO/DSC Switch is set to
“
”, the selected image size (“VGA” or
“XGA”) is displayed. When set to “VIDEO”,
there is no indication. (GR-DVX78 only)
VGA
:
Allows you to record a still image or display a still
image stored in the memory card.
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
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VIDEO RECORDING
&
PLAYBACK
CONTENTS
VIDEO RECORDING ............................................ 18 – 20
Basic Recording ......................................................... 18
Journalistic Shooting ................................................... 19
Self-Recording .......................................................... 19
Zooming ................................................................ 19
Time Code ............................................................... 20
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape ............................... 20
VIDEO PLAYBACK .............................................. 21 – 24
Normal Playback ....................................................... 21
Still Playback ........................................................... 21
Shuttle Search .......................................................... 21
Frame-By-Frame Playback ............................................ 21
Connections ...................................................... 22 – 23
Blank Search ............................................................ 24
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VIDEO RECORDING
EN
Basic Recording
Power Lamp
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX78 only)
Power Switch
Lock Button
P
OF
LAY F
Recording Start/
Stop Button
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power (Z pg. 8)
● Grip Adjustment (Z pg. 10)
● Viewfinder Adjustment (Z pg. 10)
● Load A Cassette (Z pg. 12)
● Recording Mode Setting (Z pg. 13)
1
MENU Wheel
Display
25 min
min
90 min
Tape remaining
time indicator
(Approximate)
89 min
3 min
(Now calculating)
0 min
(Blinking)
1 min
(Blinking)
•The Power lamp lights and the camcorder enters the
Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE” is displayed.
2 min
(Blinking)
2
Tally lamp
(Lights while
recording is in
progress)
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO”
(GR-DVX78 only), then set the Power Switch to
“ ” or “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button
located on the switch.
Shooting while using the LCD monitor: Make sure
the viewfinder is pushed back in. Open the LCD
monitor fully.
Shooting while using the viewfinder: Make sure the
LCD monitor is closed and locked. Pull out the
viewfinder fully.
•Be sure to pull out the viewfinder until you hear a
click, otherwise it may be pushed back in during
use.
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. “
appears while recording is in progress.
”
To Stop Recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button. The camcorder
re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
To Adjust The Brightness Of The Display
.... rotate the MENU Wheel until the bright level indicator
on the display moves and the appropriate brightness is
reached.
•It is also possible to adjust the brightness of the viewfinder.
BR I GHT
180°
90°
NOTES:
● The image will not appear simultaneously on the LCD
monitor and the viewfinder.
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for 5 minutes, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To turn the
camcorder on again, push back and pull out the
viewfinder again or close and re-open the LCD monitor.
● When a blank portion is left between recorded scenes
on the tape, the time code is interrupted and errors
may occur when editing the tape. To avoid this, refer to
“Recording From The Middle Of A Tape” (Z pg. 20).
● To turn the tally lamp or beep sounds off, Z pg. 38,
40.
For other notes, Z pg. 77
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Journalistic Shooting
In some situations, different shooting angles may
provide more dramatic results. Hold the camcorder
in the desired position and tilt the LCD monitor in
the most convenient direction. It can rotate 270°
(90° downward, 180° upward).
Self-Recording
You can shoot yourself while viewing your own
image in the LCD monitor. Open the LCD monitor
and tilt it upward 180° so that it faces forward, then
point the lens toward yourself and start recording.
Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
1 xW
T
1 0 xW
FEATURE: Zooming
T
20xW
T
40xW
T
PURPOSE:
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
Zoom out (W: Wide angle)
Zoom display
10x W
T
Digital zoom zone
10X (optical) zoom
zone
Approximate zoom ratio
Power Zoom
Lever
OPERATION:
Zoom In
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
n The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
NOTES:
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In
this case, set the zoom while in Record-Standby,
lock the focus by using the manual focus
(Z pg. 51), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● Zooming is possible to a maximum of 200X
(GR-DVX78/DVX48)/300X (GR-DVX49), or it can
be switched to 10X magnification using the optical
zoom (Z pg. 39).
● Zoom magnification of over 10X is done through
Digital image processing, and is therefore called
Digital Zoom.
● During Digital zoom, the quality of image may
suffer.
● Digital zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
• When digital image processing, such as Picture
Wipe/Dissolve (Z pg. 48, 49) or Video Echo
(Z pg. 47), is activated.
● Macro shooting (as close as approx. 5 cm to the
subject) is possible when the Power Zoom Lever is
set all the way to “W”. Also see “TELE MACRO” in
the Menu Screen on page 39.
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VIDEO RECORDING (cont.)
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Time Code
During recording, a time code is recorded on the tape. This code is to confirm the location of the recorded
scene on the tape during playback.
If recording starts from a blank portion, the time code begins counting from “00:00:00”
(minute:second:frame). If recording starts from the end of a previously recorded scene, the time code
continues from the last time code number.
To perform Random Assemble Editing (Z pg. 69 – 73), time code is necessary. If during recording a blank
portion is left partway through the tape, the time code is interrupted. When recording is resumed, the time
code starts counting up again from “00:00:00”. This means the camcorder may record the same time
codes as those existing in a previously recorded scene. To prevent this, perform “Recording From The
Middle of A Tape” below in the following cases;
•When shooting again after playing back a
Display
Frames are not displayed
recorded tape.
during recording.
•When power shuts off during shooting.
•When a tape is removed and re-inserted during
Minutes
shooting.
•When shooting using a partially recorded tape.
Seconds
•When shooting on a blank portion located
Frames
partway through the tape.
12 : 34 : 24
(25 frames = 1 second)
•When shooting again after shooting a scene
then opening/closing the cassette holder cover.
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
1. Play back a tape or use Blank Search (Z pg. 24) to find the spot at which you want to start recording,
then engage the Still Playback mode (Z pg. 21).
2. Set the Power Switch to “ ” or “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then
start recording.
NOTES:
● The time code cannot be reset.
● During fast-forwarding and rewinding, the time code indication does not move smoothly.
● The time code is displayed only when “TIME CODE” is set to “ON” ( Z pg. 41, 42).
When a blank portion is recorded on a tape
Time code
05:43:21
Time code
00:00:00
Tape
Already recorded scene
Shooting start point
Time code
00:00:00
Blank
Newly recorded scene
Shooting stop point
Shooting start point
Proper recording
Time code
05:43:21
Time code
00:00:00
Tape
Already recorded scene
Shooting start point
Time code
05:44:00
New scene
Shooting start point
Latest scene
Shooting start point
VIDEO PLAYBACK
Play/Pause Button (4/6)
Rewind Button (2)
Fast-Forward Button (3)
Stop Button (5)
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX78 only)
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
Power Zoom
Lever (Speaker
Volume Control)
(VOL.)
FF
Speaker
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Normal Playback
1
2
Load a tape (Z pg. 12).
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78
only), then set the Power Switch to “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch. To start playback, press 4/6.
•To stop playback, press 5.
•Press 2 to rewind, or 3 to fast-forward the
tape during Stop mode.
To Control The Speaker Volume . . .
.... slide the Power Zoom Lever (Speaker Volume
Control) (VOL.) towards “+” to turn up the volume,
or towards “–” to turn down the volume.
NOTES:
● If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power is supplied
from a battery, the camcorder shuts off automatically. To turn
on again, set the Power Switch to “OFF”, then to “
”.
● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD monitor,
viewfinder or on a connected TV (Z pg. 22, 23).
● You can also view the playback picture on the LCD monitor
with it flipped over and pushed against the camera body.
● LCD monitor/viewfinder indications:
• When power is supplied from a battery: the “
”
battery pack remaining power indicator is displayed.
”
When power is supplied from an AC outlet: “
does not appear.
• During Stop mode, none of the indications are displayed.
● When a cable is connected to the AV connector, the
sound is not heard from the speaker.
Still Playback: Pauses during playback.
1) Press 4/6 during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6 again.
● If still playback continues for more than about 3 minutes, the camcorder’s Stop mode is automatically
engaged. After 5 minutes in the Stop mode, the camcorder’s power is automatically turned off.
● When 4/6 is pressed, the image may not pause immediately while the camcorder stabilises the still image.
Shuttle Search: Allows high-speed search in either direction.
1) Press 3 for forward or 2 for reverse search during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6.
● During playback, press and hold 2 or 3. The search continues as long as you hold the button.
Once you release it, normal playback resumes.
● A slight mosaic effect appears on screen during Shuttle Search. This is not a malfunction.
Frame-By-Frame Playback: Allows frame-by-frame search.
1) Engage Still Playback.
2) Rotate MENU Wheel towards “+” for forward Frame-By-Frame Playback, or towards “–” for reverse
Frame-By-Frame Playback during Still Playback.
n To resume normal playback, press 4/6.
● You can also use the provided remote control for Frame-By-Frame Playback (Z pg. 64).
Slow-Motion Playback, Playback Zoom and Playback Special Effects
Available only with the remote control (provided) (Z pg. 64, 65).
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VIDEO PLAYBACK (cont.)
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Connections
These are some basic types of connections. When making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
A. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped only with A/V input (RCA type) connectors
To TV or VCR
TV
White to AUDIO L IN**
Red to
AUDIO R IN**
VCR
To
AV IN/OUT*** or
AV OUT***
Audio/Video cable
[mini-plug to RCA plug]
(provided)
Yellow to VIDEO IN
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
** The Audio cable is not required for watching still images only.
*** AV IN/OUT:GR-DVX78, AV OUT:GR-DVX49/DVX48
Connector cover*
B. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO IN and A/V input connectors
To AV IN/OUT***
or AV OUT***
To TV or VCR
Audio/Video cable
[mini-plug to RCA plug]
(provided)
White to AUDIO L IN**
TV
Connector cover*
Red to AUDIO R IN**
Yellow: Not connected
VCR
To S-VIDEO IN
*
**
***
****
S-Video cable
(optional)
When connecting the cables, open this cover.
The Audio cable is not required for watching still images only.
AV IN/OUT:GR-DVX78, AV OUT:GR-DVX49/DVX48
Refer to “Jack Box Attachment” (Z pg. 23).
Jack box****
To S-VIDEO
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1
2
Make sure all units are turned off.
3
4
5
Connect the VCR output to the TV input,
referring to your VCR’s instruction manual.
Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as
shown in the illustration (Z pg. 22).
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set the
TV to its VIDEO mode.
To choose whether or not the following displays
appear on the connected TV . . .
•Date/Time
.... set “DATE/TIME” to “AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF”
in the Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
•Time Code
.... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
•Playback Sound Mode, Tape Speed And Tape
Running Displays for video playback
Or
Type of file, Directory/File Names and Image
Number/Total Number of Images for D.S.C.
Playback (GR-DVX78 only)
.... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD” or “LCD/TV” in
the Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
Or, press DISPLAY on the remote control.
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NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack
(Z pg. 9).
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape or memory
card*, set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “ ”
or “ ”, then set your TV to the appropriate input
mode.
*GR-DVX78 only
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
● If you have a TV or speakers that are not specially
shielded, do not place the speakers adjacent to
the TV as interference will occur in the camcorder
playback picture.
● While the Audio/Video cable is connected to the
AV connector, sound cannot be heard from the
speaker.
● If no image is displayed or no sound is heard from
the TV, set “S/AV INPUT” to “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (GR-DVX78 only, Z pg. 42).
Jack Box Attachment
Insert the terminal end 1 of the jack box into the jack box
mount, then firmly push the end 2 of the jack box in the
direction of the arrow until it locks into place as shown in the
illustration.
To detach the jack box, slide the BATT. RELEASE Switch and
detach it.
1
2
BATT. RELEASE
Switch
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VIDEO PLAYBACK (cont.)
EN
Blank Search
Stop Button (5)
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX78 only)
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
FOCUS/BLANK Button
FF
Helps you find where you should start recording in the
middle of a tape to avoid time code interruption
(Z pg. 20).
1
2
Load a tape (Z pg. 12).
3
Press FOCUS/BLANK.
•“BLANK SEARCH” appears blinking and the
camcorder automatically starts reverse or forward
shuttle search, then stops at the spot which is
about 3 seconds of tape before the beginning of
the detected blank portion.
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78
only), then set the Power Switch to “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
To cancel Blank Search midway . . .
.... press 5.
Display
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BLANK SEARCH
NOTES:
● In step 3, if the current position is at a blank portion the
camcorder searches in the reverse direction, and if the
current position is at a recorded portion the camcorder
searches in the forward direction.
● Blank Search does not work if “HEAD CLEANING
REQUIRED. USE CLEANING CASSETTE” has appeared
with the tape.
● If the beginning or end of the tape is reached during
Blank Search, the camcorder stops automatically.
● A blank portion which is shorter than 5 seconds of tape
may not be detected.
● The detected blank portion may be located between
recorded scenes. Before you start recording, make sure
there is no recorded scene after the blank portion.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK
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25
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.)
RECORDING
&
PLAYBACK
The D.S.C. (Digital Still Camera) features are available
on GR-DVX78.
CONTENTS
D.S.C. RECORDING ..................................... 26 – 27
Basic Shooting (Snapshot) ...................................... 26 – 27
D.S.C. PLAYBACK ....................................... 28 – 36
Normal Playback (Of Images) ........................................ 28
Auto Playback (Of Images) ........................................... 28
Index Screen ............................................................ 29
Index Playback ......................................................... 30
Jump Playback ......................................................... 30
Protecting Files ......................................................... 31
Deleting Files .................................................... 32 – 33
Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting) ..................... 34 – 35
Initialising A Memory Card ............................................ 36
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D.S.C. RECORDING
EN
Basic Shooting (Snapshot)
VIDEO/DSC
Switch
Power Switch
Lock Button
You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still Camera for
taking snapshots.
P
NOTE:
You should already have performed the procedures listed
below. If not, do so before continuing.
● Power (Z pg. 8)
● Grip Adjustment (Z pg. 10)
● Viewfinder Adjustment (Z pg. 10)
● Loading A Memory Card (Z pg. 14)
● Picture Quality/Image Size Mode Setting (Z pg. 15)
OF
LAY F
SNAPSHOT MODE SELECTION
SNAPSHOT Button
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down the Lock
Button located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
Display
CAMERA Menu
SNAP MODE
– P I N–UP
FRAME
FUL L
MUL T I – 4
MUL T I – 9
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ CAMERA”,
then press it. The CAMERA Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “SNAP MODE”,
then press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
Snapshot mode, then press it. Rotate the MENU
Wheel to select “ RETURN” and press it twice. The
Menu Screen closes.
SNAPSHOT RECORDING
Image Size mode
Displays the Image Size mode of the stored
image. There are 2 modes available: XGA and
VGA (Z pg. 15).
Display
VGA
1
Press SNAPSHOT.
appears while the snapshot
is being taken.
The image is stored in the memory card.
•Regardless of the Power Switch position (“ ” or
“ ”), Snapshot recording takes place using the
selected Snapshot mode.
•To use the flash, Z pg. 54.
F I NE
10 / 100
Picture Quality mode
Displays the Picture Quality mode of the stored image. There are 2 modes
available: FINE and STD (Standard) (Z pg. 15).
Total number of shots
Displays the approximate total number of shots that can be stored, including
those already taken. The number increases or decreases depending on the shots
stored, the Picture Quality/Image Size mode, etc.
Number of shots taken
Displays the number of images that have already been shot.
Card icon
Appears during shooting and blinks when a memory card is not loaded.
Shooting icon
Appears and blinks during shooting.
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PIN-UP
Pin-Up mode*
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To Delete Unwanted Still Images . . .
.... when unwanted still images are stored in the
memory card or its memory is full, refer to “Deleting
Files” (Z pg. 32) and delete unwanted still images.
To Remove The Shutter Sound . . .
.... when you do not want to hear the shutter sound, set
“BEEP” to “OFF” in the Menu Screen (Z pg. 38, 40).
The sound is no longer heard from the speaker.
FRAME
Snapshot mode
with frame*
FULL
Snapshot mode
with no frame*
MULTI-4
Multi-Analyzer 4
MULTI-9
Multi-Analyzer 9
* There is the sound effect of a shutter
closing.
NOTES:
● Even if “MULTI-4” or “MULTI-9” is engaged, Snapshot
recording will be performed in the FULL mode during
Digital Zoom or Night-Scope (Z pg. 45).
● The image is stored in the VGA mode regardless of the
image size mode setting (Z pg. 15) if “MULTI-4” or
“MULTI-9” is engaged.
● If SNAPSHOT is pressed when “DIS” is set to “ON”
(Z␣ pg. 39), the Stabiliser will be disabled.
● If Snapshot recording is not possible, “␣
” blinks
when SNAPSHOT is pressed.
● If Program AE with special effects (Z pg. 46) is
engaged, certain modes of Program AE with special
effects are disabled during Snapshot recording. In such
a case, the icon blinks.
● If shooting is not performed for approx. 5 minutes
when the Power Switch is set to “ ” or “ ” and
power is supplied from the battery pack, the camcorder
shuts off automatically to save power. To perform
shooting again, push back and pull out the viewfinder
again or close and re-open the LCD monitor.
● The Motor Drive mode (Z pg. 50) is disabled when the
VIDEO/DSC Switch is set to “
”.
● When a cable is connected to the AV connector, the
shutter sound is not heard from the speaker, however it
is recorded onto the tape.
● Still images taken are compliant to DCF (Design rules
for Camera File systems). They do not have any
compatibility with devices which are not compliant to
DCF.
● In the XGA mode, images are shot in 720 x 576 pixels
and they are converted and stored in the XGA mode
file size (1024 x 768 pixels).
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK
EN
Play/Pause Button (4/6)
Normal Playback (Of Images)
Images shot with the camcorder are automatically
numbered, then stored in numerical order in the memory
card. You can view the stored images, one at a time,
much like flipping through a photo album.
Rewind Button (2)
Fast-Forward Button (3)
Stop Button (5)
Power Switch
1
2
PLAY O
Lock Button
FF
3
VIDEO/DSC Switch
[For Normal Playback]
[For Auto Playback]
To display the next image
Display
100-0010
10 / 24
10.10.01
100-0011
11 / 24
10.10.01
100-0012
12 / 24
10.10.01
100-0013
13 / 24
To display the
previous image
Load a memory card (Z pg. 14).
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button. Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out
the viewfinder fully.
•A stored image is displayed.
Press 3 to display the next image.
Press 2 to display the previous image.
Auto Playback (Of Images)
You can run through all the images stored in memory
automatically.
1
2
3
Perform steps 1 and 2 above.
Press 4/6 to start Auto Playback.
To end Auto Playback, press 5.
NOTES:
● Even if you shoot a new image after playing back a
low-numbered one, this will not overwrite an existing
image, because new images are automatically stored
after the last-recorded one.
● Images shot in a file size other than VGA/XGA with
devices that are compatible with DCF (Design rules for
Camera File systems) will be displayed as reduced-size
thumbnail images. These thumbnail images cannot be
transferred to a PC.
● Images shot with devices (such as JVC GR-DVX7 or
GR-DVX70) that are not compatible with DCF cannot
be viewed with this camcorder; “Unsupported
file!”␣ will be displayed.
10.10.01
Total number of
images
Displays the total
number of stored
images.
Image number
Displays the index
number of the image file
(Z␣ pg.␣ 29).
Directory and File names
Displays the directory and file names (Z pg. 29).
Date
Displays the date when the image was shot (if “DATE/TIME”is
set to “ON” in the Menu Screen Z␣ pg.␣ 42–43).
EN
To view video clips (Z␣ pg. 61) stored in a memory card . . .
… during normal playback of image, press SELECT (Z␣ pg.␣ 86
and 87, @ SELECT Button) once to engage the video clip
mode. “E-CLIP” appears. Then pressing 4/6 can allow you to
view the video clips in the LCD monitor or viewfinder; video
clips cannot be displayed on a connected TV.
Total number
• You can look for the desired file using Index Screen
of files
(Z␣ below and pg.␣ 30).
E - CL I P
3/
29
4
File (index) number
To listen to sound effects (Z␣ pg. 56) stored in a memory card␣ . . .
… during normal playback of image, press SELECT (Z␣ pg.␣ 86
and 87, @ SELECT Button) twice to engage the sound effect
mode. “D.SOUND” appears. Then pressing D.SOUND PLAY
(Z␣ pg.␣ 86 and 87, 2 D.SOUND PLAY Button) can allow you
to listen to the sound effect.
• You can look for the desired file using Index Screen
(Z␣ below and pg.␣ 30).
D . SOUND
1 / 12
EXPL OS I ON
Selected sound effect name
Index Screen
Picture
Quality
Type of file
Directory and File
names
EXIT
Selected file
IMAGE
100-DVC00003
1 F
4 F
2 S
5 F
VGA
VGA
3 S
6 F
The files you stored can be displayed together with their
index information. Convenient for checking files stored
beforehand, the Index Screen also shows the Picture
Quality, Image Size mode, directory and file names as
well as which files are protected against accidental
erasure. To display the Index Screen, Z pg. 30.
IMAGE/E-CLIP/SOUND: Type of File
Displays the type of file of the displayed index screen.
There are 3 types available: IMAGE for still images,
E-CLIP for video clips (Z pg. 61), SOUND for sound
effects (Z pg. 56, 67).
1: Index number
Image Size
Index number
Protect icon
100-DVC00003: Directory and File
names
Shows that the selected file is in a directory
called “100” and its file name is “DVC00003”.
Each time shooting takes place, a file name is
made using a number which is larger by one
than the largest number of the file names
which are in use. If the file name reaches
DVC09999, a new directory will be made and
the file name will start again from DVC00001.
In the playback screen (Z pg. 28), the
directory and only the last four digits of the file
name are displayed.
In the Index Screen for sound effects, the name
of the selected sound effect is displayed if the
name is compatible with ID3TAG ver 1 or 2.
Index numbers are marked from 1. For example, when
10 files are stored (index number: 1 to 10), if three files
with index numbers 2, 4 and 6 are deleted from memory,
the remaining files are automatically moved up to fill any
gaps in the numerical sequence. Therefore, the number
of remaining files is 7, and the new index numbers range
from 1 to 7.
F/S: Picture Quality
Displays the Picture Quality mode of the stored image.
There are 2 modes available: FINE and STANDARD (in
order of quality) (Z pg. 15). (Appears only when
displaying still images.)
VGA/XGA: Image Size
Displays the size of the stored image. There are 2 modes
available: VGA and XGA (Z pg. 15). (Appears only when
displaying still images.)
: Protect icon
When a file is protected against its accidental erasure, a
padlock mark appears next to the index number, and that
file cannot be deleted.
Selected File
A file is framed in green when it is selected. Rotate the
MENU Wheel to move the green frame to the desired file.
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK (cont.)
EN
SELECT
Button
INDEX Button
Index Playback
You can view or listen to the files (still images, video clips
(Z pg. 61), or sound effects (Z pg. 56, 67)) stored in
memory six at a time. Use this mode when looking for a
file you wish to view or hear.
1
2
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Normal Playback” on
pg. 28.
3
4
Press INDEX. The Index Screen appears.
JUMP Button
MENU
Wheel
EXIT
IMAGE
100-DVC00001
VGA
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
EXIT
E-CLIP
100-DVC00001
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
Index Screen
for images
Index Screen
for video clips
To display the Index Screen . . .
… for images, go to step 3.
… for video clips (Z pg. 61), press SELECT once to
engage the video clip mode. “E-CLIP” appears.
Then go to step 3.
… for sound effects (Z pg. 56), press SELECT twice
to engage the sound effect mode. “D.SOUND”
appears. Then go to step 3.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to move the green frame to
the desired file and press it. The file selected in the
Index Screen is displayed or played back.
•To start playback of the selected video clip, press
4/6. To stop playback midway, press 5.
•To start playback of the selected sound effect, press
D.SOUND PLAY.
Jump Playback
EXIT
EXPLOSION
SOUND
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
Index Screen
for sound
effects
Display
Jump Screen
JUMP MENU
10 / 50
S E L E C T / SET
CANC E L
Index number
[ ME NU ]
[ J UMP ]
Total number
of files
You can call up directly a file you want to play back by
specifying its index number.
1
During normal playback of images, press SELECT
repeatedly to select the type of file you want to play
back.
2
3
Press JUMP. The Jump Screen appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to enter the index number
of the desired file and press it.
•The file for the selected index number is displayed.
•To cancel the Jump Playback while the Jump
Screen is being displayed, press JUMP again.
EN
VIDEO/DSC Switch
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
FF
Protecting Files
The Protect mode helps prevent the accidental erasure of
files. When a padlock mark is displayed next to the index
number, that file cannot be deleted.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
•A stored image file is displayed.
To protect the image file . . .
… go to step 2.
To protect the video clip file. . . .
… press SELECT once to engage the video clip
mode. “E-CLIP” appears. Then go to step 2.
To protect the sound effect file. . . .
… press SELECT twice to engage the sound effect
mode. “D.SOUND” appears. Then go to step 2.
2
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears. Rotate it to select “
MEMORY” and
press it. The MEMORY Menu appears.
3
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “PROTECT” and
press it. The PROTECT Index Screen appears.
MENU Wheel
SELECT Button
Display
MEMORY Menu
PROTECT
DELET E
DPOF
FORMAT
TO PROTECT A FILE
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 through 3 above.
4
Rotate the MENU Wheel to move the green frame to
the desired file and press it. A “ ” padlock mark
appears on the selected file.
Repeat this procedure for all files you do not wish to
delete by accident.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel upward to select “EXIT”
and press it. The normal playback screen appears.
RETURN
EXIT
PROTECT
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
PROTECT Index
Screen
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NOTE:
When the memory is initialised or corrupted, even
protected files are deleted. If you do not want to lose
important files, transfer them to a PC and save them.
Padlock mark
Normal playback
EXIT
If Protection is
removed
PROTECT
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
Normal playback
TO REMOVE PROTECTION
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 through 3 above.
4
Rotate the MENU Wheel to move the green frame to
the desired file and press it. The “ ” padlock mark
located above the file disappears and the file is no
longer protected.
Repeat this procedure for all files from which you
wish to remove protection.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel upward to select “EXIT”
and press it. The normal playback screen appears.
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK (cont.)
EN
VIDEO/DSC Switch
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
Deleting Files
Previously stored files can be deleted either one at a
time or all at once.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
•A stored image file is displayed.
To delete the image file . . .
… go to step 2.
To delete the video clip file. . . .
… Press SELECT once to engage the video clip
mode. “E-CLIP” appears. Then go to step 2.
To delete the sound effect file. . . .
… Press SELECT twice to engage the sound effect
mode. “D.SOUND” appears. Then go to step 2.
2
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears. Rotate it to select “
MEMORY” and
press it. The MEMORY Menu appears.
3
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “DELETE” and
press it. The Sub Menu appears.
FF
MENU Wheel
SELECT Button
TO SELECT A FILE BY BROWSING FILES
STORED IN MEMORY
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 through 3
above.
Display
EXIT
DELETE
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
DELE T E
SE L ECT
– CANCEL
EXECUT E
DELETE Index
Screen
Deletion
Confirmation
Screen
4
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “SELECT” and
press it. The DELETE Index Screen appears.
6
Rotate the MENU Wheel upward to select “EXIT”
and press it. The Deletion Confirmation Screen
appears.
7
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “EXECUTE” and
press it. The selected files are deleted and the
normal playback screen appears.
•To cancel deletion, rotate the MENU Wheel to
select “CANCEL” and press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to move the green frame
to the desired file that you wish to delete and press
it. An “ ” appears above the selected file.
Repeat this procedure for all files that you wish to
delete. To deselect a file, press the MENU Wheel
again. The “ ” disappears.
NOTES:
● Protected files (Z pg. 31) cannot be deleted with the
above operation. To delete them, remove protection
first.
● Once files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
Check files before deleting.
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TO DELETE THE DISPLAYED FILE
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 through 3 on
page 32.
4
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select
“CURRENT” and press it. The Deletion Confirmation
Screen appears.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select
“EXECUTE” and press it. The currently displayed file
is deleted.
•If “CURRENT FILE IS PROTECTED” appears, the
file is protected and cannot be deleted
(Z pg. 31).
•To cancel deletion, rotate the MENU Wheel to
select “CANCEL” and press it.
MENU Wheel
TO DELETE ALL FILES
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 through 3 on
page 32.
4
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ALL” and press
it. The Deletion Confirmation Screen appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “EXECUTE” and
press it. All the files are deleted.
•To cancel deletion, rotate the MENU Wheel to
select “CANCEL” and press it.
CAUTION:
Do not remove the memory card or perform any other
operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during
deletion. Also, be sure to use the provided AC
Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the
battery becomes exhausted during deletion. If the
memory card becomes corrupted, initialise it.
(Z pg. 36)
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK (cont.)
EN
Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting)
VIDEO/DSC Switch
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
FF
MENU Wheel
Display
DPOF Menu
DPOF
– SELECT
AL L
RESET
DPOF
AL L
– CANCEL
EXECUTE
Confirmation
Screen
This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF (Digital
Print Order Format) standard in order to support future
systems such as automatic printing, which records
information about the still images you wish to print (such
as the number of prints to make). There are 2 print
information settings available: “To print all still images
(one print for each)” explained below and “To print by
selecting still images and no. of prints” (Z pg. 35).
TO PRINT ALL STILL IMAGES (ONE PRINT
FOR EACH)
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
6
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “EXECUTE” and
press it. The normal playback screen appears.
•To cancel selection, rotate the MENU wheel to
select “CANCEL” and press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
MEMORY”
and press it. The MEMORY Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “DPOF” and press
it. The Sub Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ALL” and press
it. Selection is complete. The Confirmation Screen
appears.
To Reset The Setting . . .
.... select “RESET” in step 5. The setting is reset to 0 for
all still images.
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EN
TO PRINT BY SELECTING STILL IMAGES
AND NO. OF PRINTS
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
FF
MENU Wheel
Number of prints
Display
EXIT
DPOF
100-DVC00021
VGA
19
00
20
00
21
03
22
00
23
00
24
00
DPOF
SE L ECT
– CANCEL
EXECUTE
DPOF Index
Screen
Confirmation
Screen
1
2
Perform steps 1 through 4 on pg. 34.
3
4
Rotate the MENU Wheel to move the green frame to
the image you wish to print and press it.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel upward to select “EXIT”
and press it. Selection is complete. The
Confirmation Screen appears.
6
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “EXECUTE” and
press it. The normal playback screen appears.
•To cancel selection, rotate the MENU Wheel to
select “CANCEL” and press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “SELECT” and
press it. Selection is complete. The DPOF Index
Screen appears.
Select the number of prints by rotating the MENU
Wheel towards “+” to increase the number, or
towards “–” to decrease the number and press it.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the desired number of
prints.
•The number of prints can be set up to 15.
•To correct the number of prints, select the image
again and change the number.
To Reset The No. Of Prints . . .
.... select “RESET” in step 5 on pg. 34. The number of
prints is reset to 0 for all still images.
CAUTION:
While performing the above, never disconnect power,
as this may cause the memory to be corrupted.
NOTES:
● If you load a memory card already set as shown above
in a printer compatible with DPOF, it will make prints
of the selected still images automatically.
● To print images recorded on a tape, first dub them to a
memory card (Z pg. 60).
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK (cont.)
EN
Initialising A Memory Card
VIDEO/DSC Switch
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
FF
MENU Wheel
Display
MEMORY Menu
PROTEC T
DELE T E
DPOF
FORMAT
CANCEL
EXECUTE
You can initialise a memory card anytime.
After initialising, all files and data stored in the memory
card, including those which have been protected, are
cleared.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
MEMORY”
and press it. The MEMORY Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “FORMAT” and
press it. The Confirmation Screen appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “EXECUTE” and
press it. The memory card is initialised. When
initialisation is finished, “NO FILES STORED” or
“NO SOUND FILES” appears.
•To cancel initialisation, rotate the MENU Wheel to
select “CANCEL” and press it.
RETURN
CAUTION:
FORMAT
FORMAT
– CANCEL
EXECUTE
ERASE AL L
EX I ST I NG F I LES ?
Confirmation
Screen
Do not perform any other operation (such as turning
off the camcorder) during initialisation. Also, be sure
to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card
may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted
during initialisation. If the memory card becomes
corrupted initialise it.
ADVANCED FEATURES
EN
37
ADVANCED FEATURES
CONTENTS
USING MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT .......... 38 – 44
For Recording Menu ............................................. 38 – 41
For Playback Menu ............................................. 42 – 44
FOR RECORDING ....................................... 45 – 56
Night-Scope ............................................................. 45
Program AE With Special Effects .............................. 46 – 47
Fade/Wipe Effects .............................................. 48 – 49
Snapshot (For Video Recording) ...................................... 50
Auto Focus/Manual Focus ............................................. 51
Exposure Control ....................................................... 52
Iris Lock ................................................................. 52
White Balance Adjustment ............................................ 53
Manual White Balance Operation ..................................... 53
Snapshot Flash (GR-DVX78 only) .................................... 54
Flash Brightness Adjustment (GR-DVX78 only) ..................... 55
Digital Sound Effects (GR-DVX78 only) ............................. 56
DUBBING ................................................ 57 – 61
Dubbing To Or From A VCR ........................................... 57
Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped
With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing) .............................. 58
Dubbing Still Images Stored In A Memory Card To A Tape
(GR-DVX78 only) ...................................................... 59
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory Card
(GR-DVX78 only) ...................................................... 60
Dubbing Moving Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory
Card (E-Mail Clip Recording) (GR-DVX78 only) ..................... 61
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT .................. 62 – 73
Installing The Batteries ................................................ 62
Slow-Motion Playback ................................................ 64
Frame-By-Frame Playback ............................................ 64
Playback Zoom ......................................................... 64
Playback Special Effects .................................................... 65
Audio Dubbing .......................................................... 66
Audio Dubbing Using Digital Sound Effects
(GR-DVX78 only) ...................................................... 67
Insert Editing ........................................................... 68
Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit] .......................... 69 – 72
For More Accurate Editing ............................................. 73
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ................................ 74 – 75
Connection To A Personal Computer .................................. 74
Connection To A Video Unit Equipped With A DV Connector ....... 75
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USING MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT
EN
For Recording Menu
Lock Button
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more
detailed camcorder settings (Z pg. 39 – 41).
P
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
4
Function menu setting depends on the function.
If you have selected “
WIPE/FADER”,
“
PROGRAM AE” or “
W. BALANCE” . . .
…see pg. 39.
If you have selected “ CAMERA”,
“
MANUAL”, “
SYSTEM”, “
DISPLAY” or
“
DSC” (GR-DVX78 only). . .
…go to step 5.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
function and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
Then, rotate the MENU Wheel to select the
parameter, and press it. Selection is complete.
6
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN” and
press it twice. The Menu Screen closes.
•The icon represents “END”.
OF
LAY F
Power Switch
MENU Wheel
Display
W I PE / FADER
PROGRAM AE
W. BAL ANC E
CAMERA
MANUA L
SYSTEM
D I SPL AY
DSC
Menu Screen
OF F
REC MODE
SOUND MODE
ZOOM
SNAP MODE
GA I N UP
END
–
–
–
–
–
SP
12B I T
40 x
FUL L
AGC
RETURN
Sub Menu
DIS
BEEP
TAL LY
I D NUMBER
DEMO MODE
SOUND I N
CAM R E SET
– OF F
ON
–
–
–
–
–
MELODY
ON
06
ON
MIC
RETURN
ON SCRE E N
DATE / T I ME
T I ME CODE
CLOCK
ADJ .
– LCD / TV
– AU T O
– O FF
2 0 . 12 . 01
17 : 3 0
RETURN
QUAL I TY
– F I NE
IMAGE SIZE – V GA
REC S E L E CT –
RETURN
W I PE / FADER
PROGRAM AE
W. BAL ANC E
CAMERA
MANUA L
SYSTEM
D I SPL AY
DSC
END
Normal Screen
* Actual menus differ by model and may appear
differently from these illustrations. Some menu
items may not be unavailable on your model.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
function icon, and press it. The selected function
menu appears.
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39
Menu Screen Explanations
WIPE/FADER
Refer to “Fade/Wipe Effects” (Z pg. 48, 49).
PROGRAM AE
Refer to “Program AE With Special Effects” (Z pg. 46, 47).
W.BALANCE
Refer to “White Balance Adjustment” and “Manual White Balance Operation” (Z pg. 53).
REC MODE
Allows you to set the recording mode (SP or LP) depending on your
preference (Z pg. 13).
SOUND
MODE
12 BIT
Enables video recording of stereo sound on four separate channels, and is
recommended for use when performing audio dubbing. (Equivalent to the
32 kHz mode of previous models)
16 BIT
Enables video recording of stereo sound on two separate channels.
(Equivalent to the 48 kHz mode of previous models)
10X
When set to “10X” while using digital zoom, the zoom magnification will
reset to 10X since digital zoom will be disengaged.
40X
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and magnifying
images, zooming is possible from 10X (the optical zoom limit), to a
maximum of 40X digital magnification.
200X:
Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and magnifying
images, zooming is possible from 10X (the optical zoom limit), to a
maximum of 200X (GR-DVX78/DVX48)/300X (GR-DVX49) digital magnification.
CAMERA
ZOOM
GR-DVX78/
DVX48
300X:
GR-DVX49
SNAP MODE
Refer to “Basic Shooting (Snapshot)” (Z pg. 26) or “Snapshot (For Video
Recording)” (Z pg. 50).
GAIN UP
OFF
Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness adjustment.
AGC
The overall appearance may be grainy, but the image is bright.
AUTO
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted (1/25 — 1/200 sec.). Shooting a
subject in low or poor lighting at 1/25 sec. shutter speed provides a brighter
image than in the AGC mode, but the subject’s movements are not smooth
or natural. The overall appearance may be grainy. While the shutter speed
is being automatically adjusted, “
” is displayed.
OFF
To compensate for unstable images caused by camera-shake, particularly at
high magnification.
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand shake is excessive, or
under the following conditions:
•When shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal stripes.
•When shooting dark or dim subjects.
•When shooting subjects with excessive backlighting.
•When shooting scenes with movement in various directions.
•When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds.
● Switch off this mode when recording with the camcorder on a tripod.
● The “
” indicator blinks or goes out if the Stabiliser cannot be used.
DIS
MANUAL
ON
TELE
MACRO
OFF
ON
Usually the distance to a subject where the lens is in focus depends on the
zoom magnification. Unless there is a distance more than 1 m to the
subject, the lens is out of focus at the maximum telephoto setting. When set
to “ON”, you can shoot a subject as large as possible at a distance of
approx. 60 cm.
•Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.
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EN USING MENUS FOR
Menu Screen Explanations (cont.)
MANUAL
WIDE
MODE
DETAILED ADJUSTMENT (cont.)
OFF
Records with no change in the screen ratio. For playback on a TV with a
normal screen ratio.
CINEMA
Inserts black bands at the top and bottom of the screen. During playback on
wide-screen TVs, the black bands at the top and bottom of the screen are
appears. When using this
cut and the screen ratio becomes 16:9.
mode, refer to your wide-screen TV’s instruction manual. During playback/
recording on 4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, black bands are inserted at
the top and bottom of the screen and the image appears like a letterboxed
16:9 movie.
•“CINEMA” mode is effective only when the VIDEO/DSC Switch is set to
“VIDEO” (GR-DVX78 only).
SQUEEZE For playback on TVs with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the
image to fit the screen without distortion.
appears. When using this
mode, refer to your wide-screen TV’s instruction manual. During playback/
recording on 4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, the image is elongated
vertically.
•“SQUEEZE” mode is effective only when the VIDEO/DSC Switch is set to
“VIDEO” (GR-DVX78 only).
WIND
CUT
OFF
Disengages the function which cuts down on noise created by wind.
ON
Helps cut down on noise created by wind. “
the sound will change. This is normal.
” appears. The quality of
FLASH (GR-DVX78 only) Refer to “Snapshot Flash” (Z pg. 54).
FLASH ADJ.
Refer to “Flash Brightness Adjustment” (Z pg. 55).
(GR-DVX78 only)
BEEP
SYSTEM
TALLY
ID
NUMBER
(GR-DVX49/
DVX48 only)
DEMO
MODE
OFF
Even though not heard while shooting, shutter sound is recorded on the
tape.
BEEP
The beep sounds when the power is turned on or off, and at the beginning
and end of recording. Also to activate the shutter sound effect (Z pg. 26,
50).
MELODY
Instead of a beep, a melody sounds when any operation is performed. It
also activates the shutter sound effect (Z pg. 26, 50).
OFF
The tally lamp remains off at all times.
ON
The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of recording.
This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a
computer using the J terminal (JLIP). The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory setting is
06.
OFF
Automatic demonstration will not take place.
ON
Demonstrates certain functions such as Program AE with special effects,
etc., and can be used to confirm how these functions operate. When
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” and the Menu Screen is closed,
demonstration starts. Performing any operation during the demonstration
stops the demonstration temporarily. If no operation is performed for more
than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume.
NOTES:
● If a tape is in the camcorder, the demonstration cannot be turned on.
● “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is turned
off.
● If “DEMO MODE” remains “ON”, some functions will not be available.
After viewing demo, set to “OFF”.
EN
MIC/AUX
Enables sound input from camcorder’s stereo microphone or AV IN/OUT
connector, when Audio Dubbing (Z pg. 66) is executed. “MIC” or “AUX”
appears on the Audio Dubbing screen depending on the sound input you use.
D.SOUND
Enables sound effect input recorded on the provided memory card, when
Audio Dubbing (Z pg. 67) is executed.
CAM
RESET
CANCEL
Does not reset all settings to the factory-preset.
ON
SCREEN
LCD
Keeps the camcorder’s display (except the date, time and time code) from
appearing on the connected TV screen.
LCD/TV
Makes the camcorder’s display appear on screen when the camcorder is
connected to a TV.
OFF
The date/time does not appear.
AUTO
Displays the date/time for approx. 5 seconds in the following cases:
•When the Power Switch is set from “OFF” to “ ” or “ ”.
•When playback starts. The camcorder displays the date/time when scenes
are recorded.
•When the date is changed during playback.
ON
The date/time is always displayed.
OFF
Time code is not displayed.
ON
Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV. Frame
numbers are not displayed during recording.
SYSTEM
SOUND
IN
DISPLAY
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(GR-DVX78
only)
DATE/
TIME
TIME
CODE
EXECUTE Resets all settings to the factory-preset.
Allows you to set the current date and time (Z pg. 11).
CLOCK ADJ.
DSC
(GR-DVX78 only)
QUALITY
Allows you to set the Picture Quality mode (FINE and STANDARD)
depending on your preference (Z pg. 15).
IMAGE SIZE
Allows you to set the Image Size mode (XGA and VGA) depending on your
preference (Z pg. 15).
REC
SELECT
When Snapshot recording is performed with the VIDEO/DSC Switch set to
“VIDEO”, still images are recorded only onto the tape.
/
When Snapshot recording is performed with the VIDEO/DSC Switch set to
“VIDEO”, still images are recorded not only onto the tape but also in the
memory card.
: Factory-preset
NOTES:
● The “ CAMERA” settings are effective when the Power Switch is set to both “ ” and “ ”.
● The “
MANUAL” settings are effective only when the Power Switch is set to “ ”.
●“
SYSTEM” and “
DISPLAY” functions which are set when the Power Switch is set to “ ” are also
applied when the Power Switch is set to “
” (Z pg. 42). “CLOCK ADJ.” only appears when the Power
Switch is set to “ ”.
● The “
DISPLAY” settings are effective even when the Power Switch is set to “ ”.
● The “ON SCREEN” setting can also be changed by pressing the DISPLAY Button on the remote control
(provided) (Z pg. 23, 57, 70).
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EN USING
MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT (cont.)
For Playback Menu
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
1
Set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
4
5
6
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
function, and press it to display the Sub Menu.
FF
MENU Wheel
Display
V I DEO
SYSTEM
D I SPL AY
MEMOR Y
The following procedure applies to all except Synchro
Comp (Z pg. 73).
SOUND MODE
12B I T MODE
SYNCHRO
REC MODE
COPY
S / AV I N P UT
END
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
function icon, and press it. The selected function
menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
parameter and press it. Selection is complete.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN” and
press it twice to close the Menu Screen.
Menu Screen Explanations
SOUND MOD E
12B I T MOD E
SYNCHRO
REC MODE
COPY
S / AV I N P UT
–
–
–
–
–
–
SOUND MODE Z pg. 44.
STEREO
SOUND 1
O.O
SP
OF F
OF F
RETURN
–
–
–
–
–
– LCD / TV
– AU T O
– OF F
RETURN
V I DEO
SYSTEM
D I SPL AY
MEMOR Y
SYNCHRO
REC MODE
Z pg. 73.
MELODY
ON
06
ON
MIC
RETURN
ON SCRE E N
DATE / T I ME
T I ME CODE
Z pg. 44.
PROTE C T
DELE T E
DPOF
FORMAT
END
* Actual menus differ by model and may
appear differently from these illustrations.
Some menu items may not be unavailable
on your model.
VIDEO
BEEP
TAL LY
I D NUMBER
DEMO MODE
SOUND IN
CAM R E SET
12BIT MODE
COPY
(GR-DVX78
only)
S/AV INPUT
(GR-DVX78
only)
Allows you to set the video
recording mode (SP or LP)
depending on your preference
(Z pg. 13). It is recommended
you use “REC MODE” in the
“
VIDEO” when using this
camcorder as a recorder during
digital dubbing (Z pg. 57, 58).
ON: Enables dubbing of images
recorded on a tape to a memory
card (Z pg. 60).
OFF: Enables snapshots to be
taken during video playback.
ON: Enables audio/video signal
input from the AV and S-VIDEO
connectors (Z pg. 57).
OFF: Enables audio/video signal
output to a TV, VCR, etc. via the
AV (headphone) and S-VIDEO
connectors (Z pg. 22, 57).
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
NOTES:
● It is also possible to change the ON SCREEN settings by
pressing DISPLAY on the remote control (provided).
● “REC MODE” can be set when the Power Switch is set
to “
” or “ ” (Z pg. 13, 39).
● When “S/AV INPUT” is set to “ON”, camcorder
playback cannot be viewed on the AV output.
EN
DISPLAY
SYSTEM
Menu Screen Explanations (cont.)
Display
ON SCREEN setting:
SP 46
12B I T / SOUND1
For playback sound,
tape speed and tape
running during video
playback.
Each setting is linked with “
DISPLAY”
or “
SYSTEM”, which appears when the
Power Switch is set to “ ” (Z pg. 40, 41).
The parameters are the same as in the
description on pg. 40, 41.
IMAGE
100-0001 6
For type of file,
directory, file name,
index number and
total number during
D.S.C. playback
(GR-DVX78 only).
(GR-DVX78 only)
MEMORY
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1 / 50
Z pg. 28 – 36
DATE/TIME setting:
For date during
D.S.C. playback
(GR-DVX78 only).
2 0 . 12 . 01
17 : 3 0
For date/time during
video playback.
TIME CODE setting: For time code.
Minutes
Seconds
Frames*
*25 frames = 1 second
12 : 34 : 24
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT (cont.)
Playback Sound
During playback, the camcorder detects the sound mode in which the recording was made, and plays the
sound back. Select the type of sound to accompany your playback picture. According to the menu access
explanation on pg. 42, select “SOUND MODE” or “12BIT MODE” from the Menu Screen and set it to the
desired parameter.
SOUND MODE
12BIT MODE
STEREO
Sound is output on both “L” and “R” channels in stereo.
SOUND L
Sound from the “L” channel is output in stereo.
SOUND R
Sound from the “R” channel is output in stereo.
MIX
Original and dubbed sounds are combined and output in stereo on
both “L” and “R” channels in stereo.
SOUND 1
Original sound is output on both“L” and “R” channels in stereo.
SOUND 2
Dubbed sound is output on both “L” and “R” channels in stereo.
: Factory-preset
NOTES:
● The “SOUND MODE” setting is available for both 12-bit and 16-bit sound. (In previous models’ functions,
“12-bit” is called “32 kHz” and “16-bit” is called “48 kHz”.)
● The camcorder cannot detect the sound mode in which the recording was made during fast-forward or
rewind. During playback the sound mode is displayed in the upper left corner.
FOR RECORDING
EN
45
Night-Scope
Makes dark subjects or areas even brighter than they
would be under good natural lighting. Although the
recorded image is not grainy, it may look as if it is
strobing due to the slow shutter speed.
NIGHT-SCOPE
Button
Power Switch
Lock Button
P
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the Switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
Press NIGHT-SCOPE so that the Night-Scope
indicator “
” appears.
•The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to
provide up to 30 times sensitivity.
•“ ” appears beside “ ” while the shutter speed
is being automatically adjusted.
To Deactivate Night-Scope . . .
... press NIGHT-SCOPE again so that the Night-Scope
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● During Night-Scope, the following functions or settings
cannot be activated and its indicator blinks or goes out:
• Some modes of “Program AE With Special Effects”
(Z␣ pg.␣ 46, 47) and “Picture Wipe/Dissolve”
(Z␣ pg.␣ 48, 49).
•“Snapshot Flash” (Z pg. 54).
•“GAIN UP” in CAMERA Menu (Z pg. 39).
•“DIS” in MANUAL Menu (Z pg. 39).
● During Night-Scope, it may be difficult to bring the
camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a tripod is
recommended.
OF
LAY F
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FOR RECORDING (cont.)
EN
IMPORTANT:
Some modes of Program AE with special
effects cannot be used with certain Fade/Wipe
Effects (Z pg. 48, 49). If an unusable mode is
selected, its indicator blinks or goes out.
PROGRAM AE Button
Power Switch
Lock Button
P
OF
LAY F
MENU Wheel
Display
SHUT T ER 1/120
SPORT S
SNOW
SPOT L I GHT
TW I L I GHT
SEP I A
MONOT ONE
CLASS I C F I LM
STROB E
SL OW 4 X
SL OW 10 X
GR-DVX78 only
PROGRAM AE
Menu
Program AE With Special Effects
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
PROGRAM
AE”, then press it. PROGRAM AE Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired mode
(Z pg. 47), then press it. Selection is complete.
Press the MENU Wheel in again. The Menu Screen
closes.
Press PROGRAM AE.
•The selected mode indicator appears.
To Deactivate The Selected Mode . . .
... Press PROGRAM AE again so that the mode indicator
disappears.
NOTES:
● Program AE with special effects can be changed during
recording or during Record-Standby.
● Some modes of Program AE Special Effects cannot be
used during Night-Scope (Z pg. 45).
EN
SHUTTER (Variable Shutter Speed)
1/50 – The shutter speed is fixed at 1/50th of a
second. Black bands that usually appear when
shooting a TV screen become narrower.
1/120 – The shutter speed is fixed at 1/120th of a
second. The flickering that occurs when shooting
under a fluorescent light or mercury-vapour lamp
is reduced.
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MONOTONE
Like classic black and white films, your footage is
shot in B/W. Used together with the Cinema
mode, it enhances the “classic film” effect.
CLASSIC FILM
SPORTS
(Variable Shutter Speed: 1/250 – 1/4000)
Gives recorded scenes a strobe effect.
STROBE
This setting allows fast-moving images to be
captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable
slow-motion playback. The faster the shutter
speed, the darker the picture becomes. Use the
shutter function under good lighting conditions.
SNOW
Compensates for subjects that may otherwise
appear too dark when shooting in extremely
bright surroundings such as in the snow.
SPOTLIGHT
Compensates for subjects that may otherwise
appear too bright when shooting under extremely
strong direct lighting such as spotlights.
NOTE:
“SPOTLIGHT” has the same effect as –3 with the
exposure control (Z pg. 52).
TWILIGHT
Your recording looks like a series of consecutive
snapshots.
SLOW (Slow Shutter)
Lights dark subjects or areas even brighter than
they would be under good natural lighting. Use
“SLOW” only in dark areas.
SLOW 4X
Slow Shutter raises light sensitivity to allow
shooting in dark environments.
SLOW 10X
Slow Shutter raises light sensitivity further to
allow shooting in even darker environments.
NOTES:
● When using “SLOW”, the image takes on a strobelike effect.
● If the manual focus indicator blinks when “SLOW”
is used, adjust focus manually and use a tripod.
VIDEO ECHO
Makes evening scenes look more natural.
White Balance (Z pg. 53) is automatically set to
“
”, but can be changed to your desired
setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder
automatically adjusts the focus from approx.
10␣ m to infinity. From less than 10 m, adjust the
focus manually. The flash does not fire in this
mode.
SEPIA
Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like old
photos. Combine this with the Cinema mode for
a classic look.
Adds a “ghost” to the subject, giving your
recording a “fantasy” feeling. Zoom magnification of over 10X is not available.
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FOR RECORDING (cont.)
EN
Fade/Wipe Effects
These effects let you make pro-style scene
transitions. Use them to spice up the transition
from one scene to the next. You can also vary
transitions from scene to scene.
IMPORTANT:
Some Fade/Wipe Effects cannot be used with
certain modes of Program AE with special
effects (Z pg. 46, 47). If an unusable Fade/
Wipe Effect is selected, its indicator blinks or
goes out.
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX78 only)
Lock Button
FADE/WIPE SELECTION (
,
,
,
,
and
OF
LAY F
Power Switch
MENU Wheel
NOTES:
● You can extend the length of a Fade or Wipe
by pressing and holding the Recording Start/
Stop Button.
● If the power is turned off after a scene is
finished recording, the stored point is
erased, disabling the Picture Wipe/Dissolve
combination. When this happens, the
Picture Wipe/Dissolve indicator blinks. Also
note that power shuts off automatically if 5
minutes elapse in the Record-Standby mode.
● The sound at the end of the last recorded
scene is not stored.
● Picture Wipe/Dissolve cannot be used while
Night-Scope is being activated (Z pg. 45).
,
,
,
Fade or Wipe works when video recording is started or
when you stop recording.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78
only), then set the Power Switch to “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch. Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the
viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
5
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to activate the
Fade-in/out or Wipe-in/out.
P
Recording
Start/Stop
Button
,
)
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
FADER”, then press it.
WIPE/
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
function, then press it. Selection is complete. Press
the MENU Wheel in again.
•The WIPE/FADER Menu disappears and the effect
is reserved. The indicator representing the selected
effect appears.
To Deactivate The Selected Effect . . .
... select “OFF” in step 4.
PICTURE WIPE OR DISSOLVE SELECTION
(
,
,
,
,
,
and
)
The Picture Wipe or Dissolve works when video
recording is started.
1
2
Follow steps 1 through 4 above.
3
If you start recording a new scene within 5 minutes of
the end of the previous recording (without having
turned the camcorder’s power off), the previous scene
wipes out, revealing the new scene.
Engage the Record-Standby mode.
If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during recording . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button when one
scene is finished. The point at which the scene
ended is stored in memory.
If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during RecordStandby mode . . .
.... press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
recording and press it again when one scene is
finished. The point at which the scene ended is
stored in memory.
If you select Picture Wipe/Dissolve during RecordStandby mode after performing a Picture Wipe/
Dissolve . . .
.... the point at which the scene ended is already
stored in memory.
EN
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Fader And Wipe Menu
Menu
FADER — WHITE
FADER — BLACK
FADER — B.W
MOSAIC
Effect
Fade in or out with a white screen.
Fade in or out with a black screen.
Fade in to a colour screen from a black and white screen, or fade
out from colour to black and white.
Fade in or out with a full-screen mosaic effect.
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 and 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.
DISSOLVE
The new scene gradually appears as the old one gradually
disappears.
WIPE — CORNER
The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the upper right
corner to the lower left corner.
WIPE — WINDOW
The next scene gradually wipes in from the centre of the screen
toward the corners, covering the previous scene.
WIPE — SLIDE
The next scene gradually wipes in over the previous one from right
to left.
WIPE — DOOR
The previous scene wipes out from the centre to the right and left,
like a door being pushed open to reveal the next scene.
WIPE — SCROLL
The new scene wipes in over the last one from the bottom of the
screen to the top.
WIPE — SHUTTER
The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the centre
toward the top and bottom of the screen.
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FOR RECORDING (cont.)
EN
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX78 only)
Power Switch
Lock Button
This feature lets you record still images that look like
photographs onto a tape.
SNAPSHOT MODE SELECTION
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78
only), then set the Power Switch to “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch. Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the
viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
P
OF
LAY F
SNAPSHOT
Button
MENU Wheel
Display
CAMERA Menu
SNAP MODE
Snapshot (For Video Recording)
– P I N–UP
FRAME
FUL L
MUL T I – 4
MUL T I – 9
GR-DVX78 only
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “SNAP MODE”,
then press it.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
Snapshot mode, then press it. Rotate the MENU
Wheel to select “ RETURN” and press it twice. The
Menu Screen closes.
•The available Snapshot modes are as the same as
those on page 27.
SNAPSHOT RECORDING
1
NOTES:
● To remove the shutter sound, Z “BEEP” on
pg. 38, 40.
● Even if “MULTI-4” or “MULTI-9” is engaged,
Snapshot recording will be performed in the
FULL mode during Digital Zoom or NightScope (Z pg. 45).
● If Snapshot recording is not possible, “␣
”
blinks when SNAPSHOT is pressed.
● If Program AE with special effects (Z pg. 46)
is engaged, certain modes of Program AE
with special effects are disabled during
Snapshot recording. In such a case, the icon
blinks.
● If SNAPSHOT is pressed when “DIS” is set
to “ON” (Z pg. 39), the Stabiliser will be
disabled.
● During playback as well, all snapshot modes
are available when “
COPY” is set
to “OFF” in the Menu Screen (Z pg. 42).
However, the shutter sound is not heard.
● When a cable is connected to the AV
connector, the shutter sound is not heard
from the speaker, however it is recorded
onto the tape.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ CAMERA”.
Press it. The CAMERA Menu appears.
Press SNAPSHOT.
appears while the snapshot
is being taken.
If you press during Record-Standby . . .
.... “PHOTO” appears and a still image will be
recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the
camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
If you press during Recording . . .
.... “PHOTO” appears and a still image will be
recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the normal
recording resumes.
•Regardless of the Power Switch position (“ ” or
“ ”), Snapshot recording takes place using the
selected Snapshot mode.
•To use the flash (GR-DVX78 only), Z pg. 54.
Motor Drive Mode
Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed provides an effect similar to
serial photography. (Interval between still images:
approx. 1 second)
● The Motor Drive mode is disabled when “REC SELECT”
is set to “
/
” in the Menu Screen
(Z pg. 41).
EN
Focus detection zone
While focusing on a further
subject
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While focusing on a nearer
subject
Manual focus indicator
FEATURE: Auto Focus
PURPOSE:
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up (as close as approx.
5 cm to the subject) to infinity.
However, correct focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below (in these cases use manual
focusing):
•When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
•When illumination is low.*
•When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-colour wall,
or a clear, blue sky.*
•When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
•When the scene contains minute patterns or identical patterns that are regularly repeated.
•When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
•When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear blinking: , ,
and
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate focusing is not possible. Keep the lens clean, wiping with a
piece of soft cloth if it gets dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe with a soft cloth or wait for it to dry
naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first ( Z pg. 19). If zoomed-in in the auto focus
mode, the camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the distance between the camcorder
and the subject. This will not occur when “TELE MACRO” ( Z pg. 39) is activated.
FEATURE: Manual Focus
PURPOSE:
To obtain correct focus.
OPERATION:
1) If you are using the viewfinder, you should already have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments
(Z pg. 10).
2) Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch, then press
FOCUS/BLANK (Z pg. 86 and 87, 9 FOCUS/BLANK Button). The manual focus indicator appears.
3) To focus on a farther subject, rotate the MENU Wheel towards “+”. “ ” appears and blinks.
To focus on a nearer subject, rotate the MENU Wheel towards “–”. “ ” appears and blinks.
4) Press the MENU Wheel in. Focus adjustment is complete.
To reset to Auto Focus, press FOCUS/BLANK twice or set the Power Switch to “ ”.
If FOCUS/BLANK is pressed once, the camcorder will enter the focus adjustment mode again.
NOTES:
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If
you focus in on a subject in the wide-angle position, sharply focused images cannot be obtained when
zoomed up because the depth-of-field is reduced at longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any further or closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
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FOR RECORDING (cont.)
EN
Exposure Control
Iris Lock
Manual exposure control is recommended in the
following situations:
• When shooting using reverse lighting or when the
background is too bright.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark or the
subject is bright.
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
Press EXPOSURE. The exposure control
indicator appear.
Use this function in the following situations:
• When shooting a moving subject.
• When the distance to the subject changes (so its
size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder
changes), such as when the subject is backing
away.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
• When shooting objects under a spotlight.
• When zooming.
When the subject is close, keep the iris locked.
Even when the subject moves away from you, the
image will not darken or brighten.
Before the following steps, perform steps 1 and 2
of “Exposure Control”.
Rotate the MENU Wheel towards “+” to
brighten the image, or towards “–” to darken
the image. (maximum ±6)
3
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. Exposure
adjustment is complete.
To Return To Automatic Exposure Control . . .
… press EXPOSURE twice or set the Power Switch to
“ ”. (If EXPOSURE is pressed once, the camcorder
will enter the exposure control mode again.)
To Brighten The Subject Quickly . . .
… press BACKLIGHT.
is displayed and the
subject is brightened. If pressed again,
disappears and the brightness returns to the
previous level.
• +3 exposure has the same effect as the
BACKLIGHT Button.
• Using BACKLIGHT Button may cause the light
around the subject to become too bright and the
subject to become white.
• Backlight compensations is also available when
the Power Switch is set to “ ”.
NOTE:
Backlight, spotlight (Z pg. 47) compensation and
“SNOW (Z pg. 47)” have no effect when the
manual exposure control mode is engaged.
Power Switch
BACKLIGHT
Button
EXPOSURE Button
MENU Wheel
Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder, then press and hold
the MENU Wheel for over 2 seconds. The
exposure control indicator and “ ” appear.
Press the MENU Wheel in. “ ” changes to
“ ” and the iris is locked.
3
Iris lock indicator
To Return To Automatic Iris Control . . .
... press EXPOSURE twice so that the exposure
control indicator and “ ” disappear. Or, set the
Power Switch to “ ”.
To Lock The Exposure Control And The Iris . . .
... after step 2 of “Exposure Control”, adjust the
exposure rotating the MENU Wheel. Then lock
the iris in step 3 of “Iris Lock”. For automatic
locking, press EXPOSURE twice in step 2. The
iris becomes automatic after about 2 seconds.
Iris
Like the pupil of the human eye, it contracts in welllit environments to keep too much light from
entering, and dilates in dim environments to allow in
more light.
EN
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White Balance Adjustment
Manual White Balance Operation
A term that refers to the correctness of colour
reproduction under various lighting. If the white
balance is correct, all other colours will be
accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, more advanced camcorder operators
control this function manually to achieve a more
professional colour/tint reproduction.
Perform Manual White Balance when shooting under
various types of lighting.
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the
viewfinder fully.
2
3
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
4
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired
mode.
“AUTO”
– White balance is adjusted
automatically (factory
preset).
“
MWB”
– White balance is set
manually.
“
FINE”
– Outdoors on a sunny day.
“
CLOUD” – Outdoors on a cloudy day.
“
HALOGEN” – A video light or similar
type of lighting is used.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
W.BALANCE”, then press it. The W.BALANCE
Menu appears.
Press the MENU Wheel in. Selection is
complete. Press the MENU Wheel in again.
The Menu Screen closes and the selected
mode indicator except “AUTO” appears.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or, set the Power
Switch to “ ”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia or
Monotone (Z pg. 47) is activated.
1
2
Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment, and select “
MWB”.
3
Press the MENU Wheel in until
blinking rapidly.
When the setting is completed,
normal blinking.
4
Press the MENU Wheel in twice. The Menu
Screen closes and the Manual White Balance
indicator
is displayed.
Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the
subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so that
the white paper fills the screen.
begins
resumes
Power Switch
White paper
MENU Wheel
To Change The Tint For Recording . . .
.... in step 2, substitute coloured paper for white.
The white balance is adjusted based on the
colour, changing the tint. Red paper = deeper
green; blue paper = orange; yellow paper =
deeper purple.
NOTES:
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white
paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually
(Z pg. 51).
● A subject can be shot under various types of
lighting conditions indoors (natural, flourescent,
candlelight, etc.). Because the colour temperature
is different depending on the light source, the
subject tint will differ depending on the white
balance settings. Use this function for a more
natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off
or the battery removed.
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FOR RECORDING (cont.)
EN
Snapshot Flash (GR-DVX78 only)
SNAPSHOT Button
Power Switch
Lock Button
P
OF
LAY F
MENU Wheel
Display
MANUAL Menu
F LA SH
– AU T O
AUTO
ON
OF F
The flash can be used when a snapshot is taken in
Record-Standby mode (Z pg. 26, 50).
• When the Power Switch is set to “ ”, the flash
automatically fires if it is dark ( appears).
• When the Power Switch is set to “ ”, you can select
the “FLASH” setting as follows:
AUTO
: Fires automatically if it is dark ( appears).
AUTO
: Fires automatically if it is dark ( appears)
and reduces the Red-Eye effect in the
subject’s eyes.
ON
: Always fires.
OFF
: Will not fire.
Perform the procedure below.
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
MANUAL”,
and press it. The MANUAL Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “FLASH”, and
press it. The Sub Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “AUTO”,
“AUTO␣
”, “ON” or “OFF”, and press it. Rotate the
MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”. Press it twice to
close the Menu Screen.
If “AUTO
” Is Selected . . .
… the
Red-Eye reduction indicator lights. Press
SNAPSHOT. The flash fires twice. The first flash is for
reduction of the human eye’s red reflection and the
second flash is for the actual recording.
NOTES:
● Do not fire the flash at a person at short range.
● The flash does not fire when the flash is set to “OFF” in the Menu Screen or when Night-Scope mode
(Z␣ pg.␣ 45) is engaged, and also when the battery remaining power is low. Moreover, the flash does not fire
when it is set to “AUTO” in the Menu Screen with GAIN UP set to “OFF” (Z pg. 39) and with Program AE
with special effects set to “TWILIGHT” (Z pg. 47).
● When taking several snapshots in succession (Motor Drive Mode, Z pg. 50), the flash fires only during the
first one.
● Although images shot with a flash tend to look whiter than they actually are, to compensate for this the
camcorder automatically darkens the picture when using the flash. When shooting a subject at a distance
where the flash light cannot reach (over approx. 2 m), set the flash to “OFF” to prevent the picture from
becoming too dark or becoming too tinted.
● The colour tone changes depending on the background lighting conditions, such as under fluorescent or
halogen lamps.
● To change the brightness of the flash, Z “Flash Brightness Adjustment” (Z pg. 55).
● While charging the flash,
blinks and the flash will not fire. Although noise may appear, this is not a
malfunction and is not recorded. It can take up to 10 seconds to charge the flash.
EN
55
Flash Brightness Adjustment
(GR-DVX78 only)
Power Switch
Lock Button
P
OF
LAY F
MENU Wheel
Display
MANUAL Menu
F LA SH AD J.
– +2
When a snapshot (Z pg. 26, 50) is taken in the dark the
camcorder fires the flash (Z pg. 54) and adjusts the
brightness automatically. You can also adjust the flash
brightness manually. When you find that the snapshots
you took look too bright or too dark, adjust it manually.
1
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
6
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
MANUAL”,
and press it. The MANUAL Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “FLASH ADJ.”, and
press it. The parameter appears.
To intensify the flash, rotate the MENU Wheel
towards “+”. To weaken the flash, rotate it towards
“–”. Adjustment range: –3 to +3.
Press the MENU Wheel in. Rotate it to select
“ RETURN” and press it twice to close the Menu
Screen.
NOTE:
When you change the subject you are shooting or the
shooting location, set it back to ±0 as described in step 5
and take a snapshot to check the flash brightness. After
doing this adjust to your desired brightness.
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FOR RECORDING (cont.)
EN
D.SOUND PLAY
Button
INDEX
Button
Digital Sound Effects
(GR-DVX78 only)
12 sound effects (EXPLOSION, SIREN, LAUGHTER,
RACE CAR, DOOR BELL, BUZZER, FANFARE,
APPLAUSE, CHEERS, BOING, SCREAM and JEERS) prestored in the provided memory card can be dubbed onto
a tape.
SOUND EFFECT MODE SELECTION
Power
Switch
MENU Wheel
Display
EXIT
EXPLOSION
SOUND
1 F
2 S
3 S
4 F
5 F
6 F
APPLAUSE
Index Screen
for sound
effects
Selected
(framed in
green)
Sound effect
indication
You can download sound data available at
our Web Site (see below for URL) and
transfer them from your PC to the memory
card to create more sound effects.
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/
download/d-sound/index.html
• Use the PC card adapter CU-VPSD60U or
CU-V50U or floppy adapter CUVFSD50U or CU-VFM40U to transfer
sound data from a PC to the memory card.
CU-V50U and CU-VFM40U: Available
only for MultiMediaCard
CU-VPSD60U and CU-VFSD50U:
Available for MultiMediaCard and SD
Memory Card
• Sound data should be␣ copied into the
memory card’s DCSD\100JVCGR folder.
• The file names should be in numerical
sequence␣ starting from DVC00001.mp3.
If you are using the provided memory
card, file names should be from
DVC00013.mp3 since 12 sound effects
are pre-stored as DVC00001.mp3
through DVC00012.mp3.
1
2
Load the provided memory card (Z pg. 14) and a
cassette (Z pg. 12).
3
4
Press INDEX. The sound effects Index Screen
appears.
5
Press the MENU Wheel in. The selection is
complete and the selected sound effect indication is
displayed.
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the
Power Switch to “ ” or “ ” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired sound
effect.
•Pressing D.SOUND PLAY starts playback of the
currently selected sound effect so you can check it
without recording it onto the tape. Press
D.SOUND PLAY again to stop the sound effect
playback.
SOUND EFFECT RECORDING
6
Press D.SOUND PLAY during recording. The
selected sound effect is recorded onto the tape.
•The sound effect cannot be heard from the speaker
during recording. Use a headphone set to hear the
sound effect.
To cancel recording the sound effect midway . . .
... press D.SOUND PLAY again. The camcorder stops
recording the sound effect.
NOTES:
● Sound effects can also be used for Audio Dubbing
(Z pg. 67).
● Sound effects can also be selected during D.S.C.
playback mode (Z pg. 30).
● Sound effect recording is available only when the
sound effect indication is displayed.
● Sound effects created on a PC can be transferred to a
memory card by copying them into the memory card’s
sound folder with the specified file name. For details,
refer to the instruction manual of the provided
software. However, some sound (effects) created on a
PC cannot be played back with this camcorder.
DUBBING
EN
57
Dubbing To Or From A VCR
[To use this camcorder as a player]
To S-VIDEO
of jack box
To AV IN/OUT***
or AV OUT***
Connector
cover**
S-Video
cable
Audio/Video cable
[mini-plug to RCA
plug] (provided)
(optional)
To AUDIO,
VIDEO* IN or
OUT****
To S-VIDEO IN
or OUT****
VCR
TV
* Connect when an S-Video cable is not used.
** When connecting the cables, open this cover.
*** GR-DVX78: AV IN/OUT
GR-DVX49/DVX48: AV OUT
**** GR-DVX78 only
For GR-DVX78 Owners:
To Use This Camcorder As A
Recorder . . .
1. Set the camcorder’s VIDEO/DSC Switch to
“VIDEO”, then set the camcorder’s Power
Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
2. Set “S/AV INPUT” to “ON” and set “REC
MODE” to “SP” or “LP” (Z pg. 42).
3. Connect the cables as shown in the
illustration and load a cassette to record
on.
4. Press the Recording Start/Stop button to
engage the Record-Pause mode. “ AV. IN ”
appears on the screen.
5. Press the Recording Start/Stop button to
rotates.
start recording.
6. Press the Recording Start/Stop button
again to engage the Record-Pause mode.
stops rotating.
NOTES:
● After dubbing, set “S/AV INPUT” back to
“OFF”.
● Analog signals can be converted to
digital signals with this procedure.
● It is also possible to dub from another
camcorder.
1
2
Following the illustration, connect the camcorder and
the VCR. Also refer to pg. 22 and 23.
3
[For GR-DVX78 owners only]
Set “S/AV INPUT” to “OFF” in the Menu Screen
(Z pg. 42).
4
5
Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause modes.
6
7
8
Press 4/6 on the camcorder and engage the VCR’s
Record mode.
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78
only), then set the camcorder’s Power Switch to
” while pressing down the Lock Button
“
located on the switch, turn on the VCR’s power, and
insert the appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and
the VCR.
Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a spot just
before the edit-in point. Once it is reached, press
4/6 on the camcorder.
Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
4/6 on the camcorder.
Repeat steps 5 through 7 for additional editing, then
stop the VCR and camcorder when finished.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack (Z pg. 9).
● As the camcorder starts to play your footage it will
appear on your TV. This will confirm the connections
and the AUX channel for dubbing purposes.
● Before you start dubbing, make sure that the
indications do not appear on the connected TV. If they
do, they are being recorded onto the new tape.
To choose whether or not the following displays appear
on the connected TV . . .
•Date/Time
.... set “DATE/TIME” to “AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
•Time Code
.... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
•Playback Sound Mode, Tape Speed And Tape Running Displays
.... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD” or “LCD/TV” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43). Or, press DISPLAY on
the remote control.
● You can use Playback Zoom ( Z pg. 64) or Playback
Special Effects ( Z pg. 65) in step 6.
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DUBBING (cont.)
EN
Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped
With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing)
It is also possible to copy recorded scenes from the
camcorder onto another video unit equipped with a DV
connector. Since a digital signal is sent, there is little if
any image or sound deterioration.
[To use this camcorder as a player]
To DV IN/OUT
1
Make sure all units are turned off. Connect the
camcorder to a video unit equipped with a DV input
connector using a DV cable as shown in the
illustration.
Core filter
DV cable
(optional)
2
To DV IN/OUT
Video unit
equipped with DV
connector
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78
only), set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “
”
while pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch, turn on the video unit’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the
video unit.
3
4
Press 4/6 to play back the source tape.
Open the
connector
cover.
While watching the playback on the monitor,
engage the DV connector-equipped video unit’s
record mode from the spot on the source tape you
want to begin recording.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the power supply instead of the battery pack (Z pg. 9).
● If the remote control is used when both the player and recorder are JVC video units, both units will
perform the same operation. To prevent this from happening, press the buttons on both units.
● If a blank portion or disturbed image is played back on the player during dubbing, the dubbing may stop
so that an unusual image is not dubbed.
● Even though the DV cable is connected correctly, sometimes the image may not appear in step 4. If this
occurs, turn off the power and make connections again.
● If “Playback Zoom” (Z pg. 64), “Playback Special Effects” (Z pg. 65) or “Snapshot” is attempted during
playback, only the original playback image recorded on the tape is output from the DV IN/OUT connector.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV204U DV cable.
For GR-DVX78 Owners:
To Use This Camcorder As A Recorder . . .
1. Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
2. Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP” in the Menu Screen (Z pg. 42).
3. Connect the DV cable as shown in the illustration and load a cassette to record on.
4. Press the Recording Start/Stop button to engage the Record-Pause mode. “ DV. IN ” appears on the
screen.
5. Press the Recording Start/Stop button to start recording.
rotates.
6. Press the Recording Start/Stop button again to engage the Record-Pause mode.
stops rotating.
NOTES:
● Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode recorded on the original tape, regardless of the
current “SOUND MODE” setting (Z pg. 39).
● During Digital Dubbing, no signals are output from the AV output connector.
EN
Dubbing Still Images Stored In A Memory
Card To A Tape (GR-DVX78 only)
Rewind Button (2)
Still images can be dubbed from a memory card to a
tape.
Fast-Forward Button (3)
VIDEO/DSC Switch
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
SNAPSHOT Button
Display
TO COPY TO TAPE
PUSH “ SNAPSHOT ”
REC
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FF
1
2
Load a memory card (Z pg. 14) and cassette
(Z pg. 12).
3
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
4
To select a still image to be dubbed, perform Index
Playback (Z pg. 30), Auto Playback (Z pg. 28) or
press 2 or 3 to select the image you wish.
5
To engage Dub-Standby, press SNAPSHOT. The
message “TO COPY TO TAPE PUSH "SNAPSHOT"”
appears.
6
While the message is being displayed, press
SNAPSHOT again. The selected still image is
recorded on the tape for approx. 5 seconds.
•
indicator disappears when dubbing is
complete.
To locate the point where you wish to dub a still
image, play back the tape. Stop playback at the
desired point.
NOTE:
If SNAPSHOT is pressed in step 5 when the tape’s erase
protection tab is set to “SAVE”, the message “COPYING
FAILED” is displayed.
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DUBBING (cont.)
EN
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape
To A Memory Card
(GR-DVX78 only)
Play/Pause Button
(4/6)
Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a memory
card.
VIDEO/DSC Switch
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
Load a memory card (Z pg. 14) and cassette
(Z pg. 12).
3
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
4
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears. Rotate it to select “
VIDEO” and press
it. The VIDEO Menu appears.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
COPY” and press it. The Sub Menu appears. Rotate
it to select “ON” and press it. Selection is complete.
6
7
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN” and
press it twice. The normal playback screen resumes.
8
To start dubbing, press SNAPSHOT. The selected
image is stored in the memory card.
•“ ” blinks during dubbing.
MENU Wheel
Display
VIDEO Menu
– OF F
ON
SP
6
Select the Snapshot mode in the Menu Screen
(Z pg. 26) to use for dubbing the image to the
memory card.
FF
SNAPSHOT
Button
COPY
1
2
To select a still image to be dubbed, start playback
by pressing 4/6. At the moment you find the
image you wish to dub, press it again to engage Still
Playback.
NOTES:
● If SNAPSHOT is pressed in step 8 when a memory card
is not loaded, the message “COPYING FAILED” is
displayed.
● If an image recorded on the tape using the WIDE mode
(Z pg. 40) is dubbed to a memory card, the WIDE
mode identifying signal is not dubbed with it.
● To use Playback Special Effects with a video image you
wish to dub, perform up to step 8 using the remote
control (provided) (Z pg. 65).
● Images are dubbed in VGA file size.
EN
61
Dubbing Moving Images Recorded On A
Tape To A Memory Card (E-Mail Clip
Recording) (GR-DVX78 only)
Play/Pause Button
(4/6)
E-MAIL CLIP
REC Button
You can make video clips from recorded video footage
and store them in a memory card as files which can be
conveniently sent via e-mail.
Recording
Start/Stop
Button
PLAY O
MENU Wheel
FF
Power
Switch
Lock
Button
Display
E - M AI L CL I P
ST ANDB Y
E - MA I L CL I P
READY
When the Recording Start/Stop
Button is pressed.
e
E - MA I L C L I P
R E CORD I NG
Storing is complete.
E - MA I L CL I P
COMPLETED
1
2
Load a memory card (Z pg. 14) and cassette
(Z pg. 12).
3
Press 4/6 to start video playback, then press E-MAIL
CLIP REC to engage the Record-Standby mode.
•“E-MAIL CLIP STANDBY” appears and then “EMAIL CLIP READY” appears.
4
At the moment you find the image you wish to dub,
press the Recording Start/Stop Button to start dubbing.
•“E-MAIL CLIP RECORDING” appears.
•The camcorder stops E-Mail Clip Recording
automatically after approx. 20 seconds and
“E-MAIL CLIP COMPLETED” appears.
•Refer to the instruction manual of the provided
software to transfer the video clips to a PC.
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
To cancel E-Mail Clip Recording . . .
… after step 3, press E-MAIL CLIP REC again or press 5
to stop video playback.
To view video clips stored in a memory card . . .
… during normal playback of image, press SELECT once
to engage the video clip mode. “E-CLIP” appears.
Then pressing 4/6 can allow you to view the video
clips in the LCD monitor or viewfinder; video clips
cannot be displayed on a connected TV. (Z pg. 29)
• You can look for the desired file using Index Screen
(Z pg. 30).
NOTES:
● Playback operation cannot be performed during E-Mail
Clip Recording.
● If you press the Recording Start/Stop Button while E-Mail
Clip Recording is in progress, only the portion which is
recorded before Recording Start/Stop Button is pressed will
be stored in the memory card.
● Also, if the end of the tape is reached during E-Mail Clip
Recording, that portion will be automatically stored in the
memory card.
● If the end of the tape is reached in step 3, the E-Mail Clip
Record-Standby mode will be automatically cancelled.
● The video clip files stored with this camcorder are
compatible with MPEG4. Some MPEG4 files stored with
other devices cannnot be played back with this camcorder.
● The sound cannot be played back when you view the
video clips stored in the copy-protected SD Memory Card.
● Video noise may appear while viewing video clips in the
LCD monitor or viewfinder, however, this noise is not
present in the actual video clips stored in the memory card.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
EN
1
3
The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate
this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic
operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and
Rewind) of your VCR. It also makes additional
playback functions possible.
Tab
Installing The Batteries
The remote control uses two “AAA (R03)” size
batteries. See “General Battery Precautions”
(Z pg. 93).
2
–
+
+
–
Remove the battery compartment cover while
pushing up the tab as illustrated.
Insert two “AAA (R03)” size batteries in the
correct direction.
Re-attach the battery compartment cover.
When using the remote control, be sure to point it
at the remote sensor. The illustration shows the
approximate transmitted beam effective area for
indoor use.
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the
remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or
powerful lighting.
Transmitted beam
effective area
5m
30°
Remote sensor
30°
1
2
3
EN
1
0
2
4
6
8
63
!
3
5
@
$
^
*
7
9
#
%
&
(
)
Functions
Buttons
With the camcorder’s Power
Switch set to “ ” or “ ”.
1 Infrared beam transmitting window
Transmits the beam signal.
2 Zoom (T/W) Buttons
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 19)
With the camcorder’s Power
”.
Switch set to “
Zoom in/out (Z pg. 64)
3 DISPLAY Button
—
Z pg. 23, 57, 70
4 SHIFT Button
—
Z pg. 64, 69
5 SLOW Rewind/Forward Buttons
—
—
Z pg. 64
Z pg. 64
6 REW Button
—
• Rewind/Reverse Shuttle Search
on a tape (Z pg. 21)
• Displays previous file in a
memory card (GR-DVX78 only)
(Z pg. 28)
7 FADE/WIPE Button
—
Z pg. 71
8 EFFECT ON/OFF Button
—
Z pg. 65
9 EFFECT Button
—
Z pg. 65
0 PAUSE IN Connector
—
Z pg. 70
Left/Right Buttons
! START/STOP Button
@ MBR SET Button
# SNAPSHOT Button
Functions the same as the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder.
—
Z pg. 69
Functions the same as SNAPSHOT on the camcorder.
$ Up Button
—
—
Z pg. 64
Z pg. 68
% Down Button
—
—
Z pg. 64
Z pg. 66
^ PLAY Button
—
• Starts Playback of a tape (Z pg. 21)
• Starts Auto Playback of a memory
card (GR-DVX78 only) (Z pg. 28)
& FF Button
—
• Forward/Forward Shuttle Search
on a tape (Z pg. 21)
• Displays next file in a
memory card (GR-DVX78 only)
(Z pg. 28)
* STOP Button
—
• Stops the tape (Z pg. 21)
• Stops Auto Playback (GR-DVX78
only) (Z pg. 28)
( PAUSE Button
—
Pauses the tape (Z pg. 64)
) R.A.EDIT Buttons
—
Z pg. 69 – 73
INSERT Button
A. DUB Button
64
EN
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
FEATURE: Slow-Motion Playback
PURPOSE:
To allow slow-speed search in either direction during
video playback.
Remote sensor
OPERATION:
1) To change from normal to Slow-Motion Playback, press
SLOW (9 or 0) more than approx. 2 seconds. After
approx. 1 minute in Slow Rewind or approx. 2 minutes
in Slow Forward, normal playback resumes.
n To stop Slow-Motion Playback, press PLAY (4).
Zoom Buttons
Up Button
SHIFT
Left or SLOW
Rewind Button
Down
Button
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
Right or SLOW
Forward Button
Normal
playback
Press T
NOTES:
● You can also engage Slow-Motion Playback from Still
Playback by pressing SLOW more than approx. 2
seconds.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, due to digital image
processing, the picture may take on a mosaic effect.
● After SLOW (9 or 0) is pressed and held, the still
image may be displayed for a few seconds, followed by
a blue screen for a few seconds. This is not a
malfunction.
● There may be a small margin between the slow-motion
playback start point you chose and the actual start
point for Slow-Motion Playback.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, there will be disturbances in video and the picture may seem unstable,
especially with steady images. This is not a malfunction.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, press PAUSE (6) to
pause playback.
FEATURE: Frame-By-Frame Playback
PURPOSE:
To allow frame-by-frame search during video playback.
To move image, press
(Right) while keeping
SHIFT held down.
OPERATION:
1) To change from normal to Frame-By-Frame Playback,
press SLOW (0) repeatedly for forward or SLOW (9)
repeatedly for reverse. Each time it is pressed, the frame
is played back.
NOTE:
You can also engage Frame-By-Frame Playback from Still
Playback by pressing SLOW (9 or 0) repeatedly.
FEATURE: Playback Zoom
PURPOSE:
To magnify the recorded image up to 20X at any time during playback.
OPERATION:
1) Press PLAY (4) to find the scene of interest.
2) Press the Zoom Buttons (T/W) on the remote control. Make sure the remote control is pointed at the
camcorder's remote sensor. Pressing T zooms in.
3) You can move the image on screen around to find a particular portion of the picture. While holding down
SHIFT, press
(Left),
(Right),
(Up) and
(Down).
n To end zoom, press and hold W until magnification returns to normal. Or, press STOP (5) and then press PLAY (4).
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during slow-motion and still playback.
● Due to digital image processing, the quality of the image may suffer.
EN
PLA Y BACK E F F E C T
OF F
1
2
3
4
5
C L A S S I C F I LM
MONO T ON E
SEP I A
S T ROB E
V I D EO E CHO
Remote sensor
PLAYBACK
EFFECT Select
Menu
65
FEATURE: Playback Special Effects
PURPOSE:
To allow you to add creative effects to the video
playback image.
OPERATION:
1) To start playback, press PLAY (4).
2) Point the remote control at the camcorder's remote
sensor and press EFFECT. The PLAYBACK EFFECT
Select Menu appears.
3) Move the highlight bar to the desired effect by
pressing EFFECT. The selected function is activated
and after 2 seconds the menu disappears.
n To deactivate the selected effect, press EFFECT ON/
OFF on the remote control. Pressing it again reactivates the selected effect.
n To change the selected effect, repeat from step 2
above.
NOTES:
● When some Playback Special Effects are used, the
Multi-Analyzer 4 and Multi-Analyzer 9 Snapshot
modes (Z pg. 50) are not available.
● The effects that can be used during playback are
Classic Film, Monotone, Sepia, Strobe and Video
Echo. The effects work the same in playback as they
did in recording. Refer to page 47 for more information.
PLAY
EFFECT
EFFECT ON/OFF
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EN
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
Audio Dubbing
Display
6e
MIC
Audio Dub
Standby mode
The audio track can be customized only when recorded
in the 12-bit mode (Z pg. 39).
GR-DVX78 only
NOTES:
● Audio Dubbing is not possible on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio, on a tape recorded in the LP mode or on
a blank portion of a tape.
● To perform Audio Dubbing while watching on the
television, make connections (Z pg. 22).
Speaker
Stereo microphone
Remote
sensor
Located
beneath
the cover.
AV IN/OUT
(headphone) connector
(GR-DVX78 only)
A.DUB
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
1
2
3
Play back the tape to locate the point where editing
will start, then press PAUSE (6).
4
To end Audio Dubbing, press PAUSE (6), then STOP
(5).
While holding A.DUB (e) on the remote control,
press PAUSE (6). “6e” appears.
Press PLAY (4), then begin “narrating”.
Speak into the microphone.
•To pause dubbing, press PAUSE (6).
To hear the dubbed sound during playback . . .
.... set “12BIT MODE” to “SOUND 2” or “MIX” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 44).
NOTES:
● Sound is not heard from the speaker during Audio
Dubbing. To hear sound, connect optional headphones
to the AV IN/OUT (headphone) connector (GR-DVX78
only).
● When editing onto a tape that was recorded at 12-bit,
the old and new soundtracks are recorded separately.
● If you dub onto a blank space on the tape, the sound
may be disrupted. Make sure you only edit recorded
areas.
● If feedback or howling occurs during TV playback,
move the camcorder’s microphone away from the TV,
or turn down the TV’s volume.
● If you change from 12-bit to 16-bit in mid-recording
and then use the tape for Audio Dubbing, it is not
effective from the point where 16-bit recording began.
● During Audio Dubbing, when the tape moves to scenes
recorded in the LP mode, scenes recorded in 16-bit
audio or a blank portion, Audio Dubbing stops
(Z pg. 91).
● To perform Audio Dubbing with a video unit connected to the camcorder’s AV connector, first set
“S/AV INPUT” to “ON” in the Menu Screen
(GR-DVX78 only Z pg. 42).
EN
Display
6e
Audio Dub
Standby mode
D.SOUND
APPLAUSE
Sound effect
indication
D.SOUND PLAY Button
Audio Dubbing Using Digital Sound Effects
(GR-DVX78 only)
1
2
3
4
Load the provided memory card (Z pg. 14) and
perform step 1 and 2 of page 66.
5
Press INDEX to access the sound effects Index
Screen. Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the
desired sound effect and press it.
6
Press PLAY (4) to begin Audio Dubbing. The
selected sound effect is dubbed onto the tape.
•The “ ” moves while it is being dubbed.
•To stop dubbing the sound effect midway, press
STOP (5).
7
Press STOP (5) to end Audio Dubbing.
INDEX Button
MENU Wheel
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
67
Press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
SYSTEM”
and press it. The SYSTEM Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “SOUND IN” and
press it. The Sub Menu appears. Rotate the MENU
Wheel to select “D.SOUND” and press it. Rotate
the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN”, and press
it twice. The Menu Screen closes and the sound
effect indication appears.
NOTES:
● After dubbing, set “SOUND IN” back to “MIC”.
● The dubbed sound effect is recorded on SOUND 2
(Z␣ pg. 44).
● If you press PAUSE (6) to pause dubbing in step 6 the
selected sound effect indication remains displayed. To
resume dubbing, press PLAY (4).
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
Insert Editing
You can record a new scene into a previously recorded
tape, replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in and outpoints. The
original audio remains unchanged.
Display
6w
NOTES:
● Before performing the following steps, make sure that
“TIME CODE” is set to “ON” in the Menu Screen
(Z␣ pg.␣ 41,␣ 43).
● Insert Editing is not possible on a tape recorded in the
LP mode or on a blank portion of a tape.
● To perform Insert Editing while watching in the
television, make connections (Z pg. 22).
12 : 34
Remote sensor
START/STOP
REW
STOP
INSERT
PLAY
PAUSE
1
Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and
press PAUSE (6). Confirm the time code at this
point (Z pg. 41, 43).
2
3
Press REW (2) until the Edit-In point is located,
then press PAUSE (6).
4
Press START/STOP to begin editing.
•Confirm the insert at the time code you checked
in step 1.
•To pause editing, press START/STOP. Press it
again to resume editing.
5
To end Insert Editing, press START/STOP, then
STOP (5).
Press and hold INSERT (w) on the remote control,
then press PAUSE (6). “6w” and the Time Code
(min.:sec.) appear and the camcorder enters InsertPause mode.
NOTES:
● Program AE with special effects (Z pg. 46, 47) can be
used to spice up the scenes being edited during Insert
Editing.
● During Insert Editing, the date and time information
changes.
● If you perform Insert Editing onto a blank space on the
tape, the audio and video may be disrupted. Make
sure you only edit recorded areas.
● During Insert Editing, when the tape moves to scenes
recorded in the LP mode or a blank portion, Insert
Edting stops (Z pg. 91).
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Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit]
Create edited videos easily using your camcorder as
the source player. You can select up to 8 “cuts” for
automatic editing, in any order you like. R.A.Edit is
more easily performed when the MBR (Multi-Brand
Remote) is set to operate with your brand of VCR
(see VCR CODE LIST), but can also be performed by
operating the VCR manually.
Before operation, make sure the batteries are
installed in the remote control (Z pg. 62).
VCR (Recording deck)
SHIFT
SET REMOTE/VCR CODE
MBR SET
4
3
2
5
1
6
789`
VCR CODE LIST
VCR BRAND
NAME
CODE
VCR BRAND
NAME
DAEWOO
1 8
PHILIPS
GE
1
9
9
9
6
6
9
9
9
1
1
2
`
4
6
3
1
6
3
1
3 3
7 2
PANASONIC
1
1
1
9
1
9
1
7
7
6
6
3
3
1
9
1
9
9
9
1
5
1
1
6
7
8
7
8
9
5
1
4
1
6
2
HITACHI
JVC A
B
C
LG/
GOLDSTAR
MAGNAVOX
MITSUBISHI
NEC
PHILIPS
RCA
SAMSUNG
SANYO
CODE
3
7
1
4
8
9 2
9 4
6 6
6 3
9 `
9 4
3 6
3 5
SHARP
1 5
1 `
SONY
6
6
3
3
TOSHIBA
ZENITH
1
Turn off the power to the VCR and point the
remote towards the VCR’s infrared sensor. Then,
referring to the VCR CODE LIST, press and hold
MBR SET, and enter the brand code.
The code is automatically set once you release
MBR SET, and the VCR’s power comes on.
2
Make sure the VCR’s power is on. Then, while
holding SHIFT, press the button on the remote
for the desired function. The functions the
remote can control are PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, FF,
REW and VCR REC STBY (you do not need to
press SHIFT for this one).
You are now ready to try Random Assemble
Editing.
IMPORTANT
Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and
those of many other makers, it may not work with
yours or may offer limited functions.
NOTES:
● If the VCR’s power does not come on in step 1, try
another code from the VCR CODE LIST.
● Some brands of VCR do not come on automatically. In this case, turn the power on manually and
try step 2.
● If the remote control is not able to control the VCR,
use the controls on the VCR.
● When the remote control’s batteries run out, the
VCR brand you have set will be erased.
In that case, replace the old battery with a new one
to reset the VCR brand.
5
`
9
1
6 9
6 1
1 6
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EN
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Also refer to pg. 22 and 23.
1
To JLIP***
or EDIT***
To S-VIDEO
... connect the editing cable to the Remote
PAUSE connector.
A JVC VCR not equipped with a Remote
PAUSE connector but equipped with an R.A.
EDIT connector . . .
... connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT
connector.
Connector cover**
A VCR other than above . . .
To AV IN/OUT****
or AV OUT****
... connect the editing cable to the remote
control’s PAUSE IN connector.
Audio/Video
cable
(provided)
S-Video
cable
(optional)
Editing
cable
(provided)
To AUDIO,
VIDEO* and
S-VIDEO␣ IN
connectors
To Remote
PAUSE or
R.A.EDIT
A JVC VCR equipped with a Remote PAUSE
connector . . .
VCR
To PAUSE IN
TV
DISPLAY
*
Connect when an S-Video cable is not used.
** When connecting cables, open this cover.
*** EDIT: GR-DVX78
JLIP: GR-DVX49/DVX48
**** AV IN/OUT: GR-DVX78
AV OUT: GR-DVX49/DVX48
For GR-DVX49/DVX48 Owners:
ATTENTION FOR EDITING CABLE
Make sure you connect the plug which has
3 rings around the pin to the camcorder.
2
Insert a recorded tape into the camcorder. Set the
VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GR-DVX78 only),
then set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
3
Turn the VCR power on, insert a recordable tape and
engage the AUX mode (refer to the VCR’s instructions).
NOTES:
● Before Random Assemble Editing, make sure the
indications do not appear on the TV monitor. If they
do, they will be recorded onto the new tape.
To choose whether or not the following displays appear
on the connected TV . . .
•Date/Time
.... set “DATE/TIME” to “AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
•Time Code
.... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (Z pg. 42, 43).
•Playback Sound Mode, Tape Speed And Tape Running
Displays
.... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD” or “LCD/TV” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 42, 43). Or, press DISPLAY on
the remote control.
● For GR-DVX78 Owners: Make sure to set “S/AV INPUT”
to “OFF” in the Menu Screen ( Z pg. 42).
● When editing on a VCR equipped with a DV input
connector, an optional DV cable can be connected
instead of an S-Video cable and audio/video cable.
EN
SELECT SCENES
Program
IN
1–– –– : ––
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
T I ME CODE
TOTAL
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MODE
OUT
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
Random
Assemble Editing
Menu
–– : ––
0 0 : 00
Remote sensor
PLAY
FADE/WIPE
EFFECT
EDIT IN/OUT
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
CANCEL
4
Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor. Press PLAY (4) and then press R.A.EDIT ON/
OFF on the remote control.
The Random Assemble Editing Menu appears.
5
If using a Fade/Wipe at the beginning of the scene,
press FADE/WIPE on the remote control.
•Cycle through the effects by pressing repeatedly,
and stop when the one you want is displayed.
•You cannot use a Picture Wipe/Dissolve at the
beginning of Program 1.
6
At the beginning of the scene, press EDIT IN/OUT on
the remote control. The Edit-In position appears in
the Random Assemble Editing Menu.
7
At the end of the scene, press EDIT IN/OUT. The
Edit-Out position appears in the Random Assemble
Editing Menu.
8
If using a Fade/Wipe at the end of the scene, press
FADE/WIPE.
•Cycle through the effects by pressing repeatedly,
and stop when the one you want is displayed.
•If you select a Fade/Wipe effect for an Edit-Out
point, the effect is automatically applied to the
following Edit-In point.
•You cannot use a Picture Wipe/Dissolve at the end
of the last scene.
•When you use Fade/Wipe effects, that time is
included in the total time (this does not apply to
Picture Wipe/Dissolve).1
9
10
If using Playback Special Effects, press EFFECT
(Z pg. 65).
Repeat steps 6 through 9 to register additional scenes.
•To change previously registered points, press
CANCEL on the remote control. The registered
points disappear, one at a time, from the most
recently registered point.
•If you are not using Fade/Wipe or Program AE with
special effects, repeat steps 6 and 7 only.
NOTES:
● When choosing a scene, set Edit-In and Edit-Out points so that there is a relatively large difference between
them.
● If the search time for an in-point exceeds 5 minutes, the recording deck’s Record-Standby mode will be
cancelled and editing will not take place.
● If there are blank portions before or after the Edit-In and Edit-Out points, a blue screen may be included in
the edited version.
● Since time codes register time only as accurately as seconds, the time code total time may not match the
total program time exactly.
● Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered Edit-In and Edit-Out points.
● If you select Sepia or Monotone mode from Program AE with special effects, you cannot use the Dissolve or
Black & White Fader. In this case the Dissolve or Black & White indicator begins blinking. Once the next
Edit-In point is registered, the effect is turned off. To combine these effects, use Sepia or Monotone during
recording, then use the Dissolve or Black & White Fader during Random Assemble Editing.
● It is not possible to use Fade/Wipe effects and Program AE with special effects during Random Assemble
Editing using a DV cable.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (cont.)
EN
AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR
PLAY O
Recording
Start/Stop
Button
IN
00 : 2 5
1
2
07 : 18
3 – – 0 3 : 33
09 : 30
4
15 : 55
5
6–– –– : ––
7
8
T I ME CODE
TOTAL
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
OUT
MODE
02 : 05
––
08 : 31 – – – –
05 : 53
13 : 15
16 : 29 – – – –
11
12
FF
Point the remote control towards the VCR’s remote
sensor and press VCR REC STBY (q6), or manually
engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.
13
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button on the
camcorder. Editing proceeds as programmed, right
through to the end of the last registered scene.
•Pressing START/STOP on the remote control does
not start editing.
•When dubbing is complete, the camcorder enters
the Pause mode, and the VCR enters its RecordPause mode.
•If you do not register an Edit-Out point, the tape will
be dubbed all the way to the end automatically.
•If you operate the camcorder during automatic
editing, the VCR will enter its Record-Pause mode
and automatic editing will stop.
14
Engage the Stop modes for the camcorder and the
VCR.
To make the R.A.Edit counter display disappear, press
R.A.EDIT ON/OFF on the remote control.
Random Assemble
Editing Menu
16 : 30
9 : 39
Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of
the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE (6).
1
NOTES:
● Pressing R.A.EDIT ON/OFF on the remote control clears
all settings registered during Random Assemble Editing.
● When the editing cable is connected to the remote
control’s PAUSE IN connector during dubbing, make
sure the remote control is pointed at the VCR’s sensor,
and the path between the two is unobstructed.
● Random Assemble Editing may not function properly
when using a tape including several duplicated time
codes ( Z pg. 20).
Remote Sensor
PAUSE
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
VCR REC
STBY
EN
For More Accurate Editing
Program 1
IN
1–– –– : ––
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
T I ME CODE
TOTAL
MODE
OUT
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
Random Assemble
Editing Menu
–– : ––
0 0 : 00
–
Some VCRs make the transition from Record-Pause to
Record mode faster than others. Even if you begin editing
for the camcorder and the VCR at exactly the same time,
you may lose scenes you wanted, or find that you have
recorded scenes you did not want. For a cleanly edited
tape, confirm and adjust the timing of the camcorder
against your VCR.
DIAGNOSING VCR/CAMCORDER TIMING
VIDEO Menu
SYNCHRO
73
O. 1
1
Play back the tape in the camcorder, then point the
remote control at the camcorder’s remote sensor
and press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF.
Random Assemble Editing Menu appears.
2
Perform Random Assemble Editing on Program 1
only. In order to check VCR and camcorder timing,
select the beginning of a scene transition as your
Edit-In point.
3
Play back the dubbed scene.
•If any images from the scene prior to the
transition you chose for your Edit-In point were
recorded, that means your VCR moves too quickly
from Record-Pause to Record mode.
•If the scene you tried to dub starts in progress, the
VCR is slow to start recording.
GR-DVX78 only
Remote sensor
ADJUSTMENT OF VCR/CAMCORDER
TIMING
4
Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor and press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF to make the
Random Assemble Editing menu disappear, then
press the MENU Wheel in. The Menu Screen
appears.
5
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “
VIDEO” and
press it. The VIDEO Menu appears. Then, rotate it to
“SYNCHRO” and press it. The value for
“SYNCHRO” is highlighted.
6
Based on the diagnostics performed, you can now
advance the VCR’s record timing by rotating the
MENU Wheel towards “+”. You can also delay the
VCR’s record timing by rotating the MENU Wheel
towards “–”. The adjustment range is from –1.3 to
+1.3 seconds, in 0.1-second increments.
Press the MENU Wheel to finish the setting.
7
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “ RETURN” and
press it twice.
Now perform Random Assemble Editing beginning
with step 4 on page 71.
R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF
NOTES:
● Before performing actual Random Assemble
Editing, do a few Random Assemble Editing
trial runs to check whether the value you
have input is appropriate or not, and make
adjustments accordingly.
● Depending on the recorder, there may be
situations where the timing difference
cannot be fully corrected.
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SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
EN
[A] Using USB or PC connection cable
GR-DVX49/DVX48 only
PC connection cable
(provided)
To PC (DIGITAL
PHOTO)
USB cable
(provided)
To
RS-232C
To USB
connector
PC
To USB
GR-DVX78 only
OR
[B] Using DV cable
DV cable
(optional)
To DV IN/OUT
Core filter
To DV
connector
Core filter
PC with DV connector
Open the connector cover.
Connection To A Personal Computer
[A] Using USB or PC connection cable
This camcorder can transfer still images to a PC by
using the provided software.
[B] Using DV cable
It is also possible to transfer still images to a PC with
a DV connector by using software equipped with the
PC or commercially available software.
1
2
3
Connect the camcorder to your PC using the
appropriate cable as shown in the illustration.
For GR-DVX78 Owners: If you are using the
USB connection, set the VIDEO/DSC switch to
“
”.
•Only the still images stored in the memory
card can be transferred to a PC.
Turn the camcorder’s Power Switch to “
”
while pressing down the Lock Button located on
the switch and turn on the PC.
•Refer to the instruction manual of the software
on how to transfer a still image to the PC.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack ( Z pg. 9).
● Never connect the USB or PC connection cable and the
DV cable simultaneously to the camcorder. Connect
only the cable you wish to use to the camcorder.
● If the PC connected to the camcorder via the USB
cable is not powered, the camcorder does not enter
the USB mode.
● The date/time information cannot be captured into the
PC.
● Refer to the instruction manuals of the PC and Software.
● The still images can also be transferred to a PC with a
DV connector-equipped capture board.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional
JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV cable
depending on the type of DV connector (4 or 6 pins)
on the PC, or use the DV cable provided with the
capture board.
● The system may not work properly depending on the
PC or capture board you are using.
For GR-DVX78 Owners:
“USB MODE” and/or “ACCESSING FILE” appears
on the LCD monitor while the PC is accessing data
in the camcorder or the camcorder is transferring a
file to the PC.
NEVER disconnect the USB cable while
“ACCESSING FILE” is displayed on the LCD
monitor since this can result in product damage.
EN
75
Connection To A Video Unit Equipped With
A DV Connector
Connection to the GV-DT3 Digital Printer (optional)
allows you to print out images or transfer them to a PC. It
is also possible to copy recorded scenes from the
camcorder onto another video unit equipped with a DV
connector. This function is called Digital Dubbing
(Z pg. 58), which offers virtually no image or sound
deterioration.
Open the connector
cover.
To DV IN/OUT
Core filter
DV cable
(optional)
Core filter
To DV IN
connector
To DV
connector
Video unit equipped with a
DV connector
To PC
connector
Digital Printer
PC connection
cable
To RS-232C
PC
1
2
Make sure all units are turned off.
3
If necessary, connect the PC connection cable
(provided with GV-DT3) to the printer’s PC
connector and the PC’s RS-232C connector.
4
Turn the camcorder’s Power Switch to “
” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch and turn on the other units.
Make connections to the device you want to
connect to using a DV cable, as shown in the
illustration.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack (Z pg. 9).
● If Still Playback, Slow-Motion Playback, Fast-Forward
or Rewind is attempted with the camcorder connected
to a video unit via the DV connector, the image will
take on an effect similar to a coloured mosaic pattern
or it will become black.
● Also refer to the instruction manuals of the connected
units.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional
JVC VC-VDV204U DV cable.
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REFERENCES
EN
REFERENCES
CONTENTS
DETAILS ........................................................ 77
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................... 78 – 83
USER MAINTENANCE .......................................... 84
INDEX ................................................... 85 – 92
Jack Box ................................................................ 85
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........................... 86 – 87
Indications ....................................................... 88 – 92
CAUTIONS ............................................... 93 – 95
TERMS ................................................... 96 – 97
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................ 98 – 99
DETAILS
ITEMS
➪ Power
(Z pg. 8)
➪ VIDEO
RECORDING
(Z pg. 18, 19)
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77
NOTES
❍ Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°C and
35°C. 20°C to 25°C is the ideal temperature range for charging. If
the environment is too cold, charging may be incomplete.
❍ Charging times are for a fully discharged battery pack.
❍ Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and
the status of the battery pack.
❍ To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Adapter
near a radio.
❍ Since the AC Adapter processes electricity internally, it becomes
warm during use. Be sure to use it only in well-ventilated areas.
❍ The following operation stops charging:
”, “ ” or “ ”.
•Set the Power Switch to “
•Disconnect the AC adapter from the camcorder.
•Unplug the AC adapter’s power cord from the AC outlet.
•Detach the battery from the camcorder.
❍ When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct sunlight, the
LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this happens, use the
viewfinder instead.
❍ The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power supply is
attached.
❍ There may be a delay after you open the cassette holder cover
until the cassette holder opens. Do not use force.
❍ Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes automatically. Wait
until it recedes completely before closing the cassette holder
cover.
❍ When the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed, it may take a
few seconds before actual recording starts. “ ” starts rotating
when the camcorder actually starts recording.
❍ The time required to calculate and display the remaining tape
length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary according
to the type of tape used.
❍ “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and the
power goes off automatically if left in this condition for
5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette at its end is
loaded.
❍ During recording, sound is not heard from the speaker. To hear
the sound, connect optional headphones to the AV IN/OUT
(headphone) connector. The sound volume is at the level it was
adjusted to during playback (Z pg. 21). (GR-DVX78 only)
78
TROUBLESHOOTING
EN
If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio,
etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery
pack, AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few minutes; and then re-connect it and proceed as usual from the
beginning.
POSSIBLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. No power is supplied.
SYMPTOM
1. • The power is not connected
properly.
• The battery is dead.
• The LCD monitor is not open
fully or the viewfinder is not
pulled out when recording.
1. • Connect the AC Adapter
securely (Z pg. 9).
• Replace the dead battery with a
fully charged one (Z pg. 8, 9).
• Open the LCD monitor fully
or pull out the viewfinder.
2. “SET DATE/TIME!” appears.
2. •The date/time is not set.
• The built-in clock battery has
run out and the previously set
date/time has been erased.
2. • Set the date/time (Z pg.11).
• Consult your nearest JVC
dealer for replacement.
3. Recording cannot be
performed.
3. — For Video Recording —
• The tape’s erase protection tab
is set to “SAVE”.
• The Power Switch is set to
” or “OFF”.
“
• The VIDEO/DSC Switch is set
to “
”.
• “TAPE END” appears.
• The cassette holder cover is
open.
— For D.S.C. Recording —
• The VIDEO/DSC Switch is set
to “VIDEO”.
3. • Set the tape’s erase protection
tab to “REC” (Z pg. 12).
• Set the Power Switch to
“ ” or “ ” (Z pg. 16).
• Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch
to “VIDEO”.
• Replace with new cassette
(Z pg. 12).
• Close the cassette holder
cover.
• Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch
to “
”.
4. There is no picture.
4. • The camcorder is not getting
power, or some other
malfunction exists.
4. • Turn the camcorder’s power
off and on again (Z pg. 16).
5. Some functions are not
available using the MENU
Wheel.
5. • The Power Switch is set to
“ ”.
5. • Set the Power Switch to “
(Z pg. 16).
6. The focus does not adjust
automatically.
6. • Focus is set to the Manual
mode.
• The recording was done in a
dark place, or the contrast
was low.
• The lens is dirty or covered
with condensation.
6. • Set Focus to the Auto mode
(Z pg. 51).
• Clean the lens and check the
focus again (Z pg. 84).
7. The cassette will not load
properly.
7. • The cassette is in the wrong
position.
• The battery’s charge is low.
7. • Set it in the right position
(Z pg. 12).
• Install a fully charged battery
(Z pg. 8, 9).
8. The memory card will not
load properly.
8. • The memory card is in the
wrong position.
8. • Set it in the right position
(Z pg. 14).
9. Snapshot mode cannot be
used.
9. • The Squeeze mode is
selected.
9. • Disengage the Squeeze mode
(Z pg. 40).
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CORRECTIVE ACTION
10. The colour of Snapshot looks
strange.
10. • The light source or the subject
does not include white. Or
there are various different
light sources behind the
subject.
• The Sepia or Monotone mode
is activated.
10. • Set “FLASH” to “ON” in the
Menu Screen. Or find a white
subject and compose your
shot so that it also appears in
the frame (Z pg. 26, 50, 54).
• Turn off Sepia and Monotone
(Z pg. 46, 47).
11. Although Snapshot is
attempted, flash does not
take place.
11. • The subject is too bright with
the flash set to “AUTO” or
“AUTO
”.
• If
blinks, the flash is being
charged.
• The camcorder is in the
Record mode.
• In the Menu Screen, “GAIN
UP” is set to “OFF” or “
PROGRAM AE” is set to
“TWILIGHT”.
11. • Set “FLASH” to “ON” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 40).
• It can take up to 10 seconds
to charge the flash.
• Set the camcorder in the
Record-Standby mode
(Z pg. 50, 54).
• Set “GAIN UP” to “AUTO
” or “AGC” (Z pg. 39)
or disengage the “TWILIGHT”
mode (Z pg. 46, 47).
12. Although a Snapshot is taken
with the flash, Red-Eye
Reduction does not take
place.
12. • The subject does not look
straight toward the flash.
• The subject does not look at
the first flash, which is an
important part of Red-Eye
Reduction.
• The camcorder is too far from
the subject.
• “FLASH” is not set to “AUTO
” in the Menu Screen.
12. • The subject should look straight
toward the flash, especially the
first flash. If the subject does not
see the first flash, it will be
difficult for Red-Eye Reduction
to take place (Z pg. 54).
• The flash is effective for
subjects at a distance of
approx. 0.7 m to 2 m from the
camcorder (Z pg. 54).
• Set “FLASH” to “AUTO
”
in the Menu Screen to display
the Red-Eye Reduction
indicator (Z pg. 54).
13. The image taken using
Snapshot is too dark.
13. • “FLASH” is set to “OFF” in the
Menu Screen.
• The flash emission window is
covered by fingers, etc..
• The flash brightness is set to
produce a darker image
(adjustment value: –3).
• The camcorder is too far from
the subject.
• Shooting was performed
under backlit conditions.
13. • Set “FLASH” to any position
except “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (Z pg. 54).
• Do not cover the flash
emission window.
• Adjust the flash brightness to a
larger value (Z pg. 55).
• The flash is effective for
subjects at a distance of
approx. 0.7 m to 2 m
(Z␣ pg.␣ 54).
• Press the BACKLIGHT Button
(Z pg. 52).
14. The image taken using
Snapshot is too bright.
14. • “FLASH” is set to “ON” in the
Menu Screen.
14. • Set “FLASH” to any parameter
other than “ON” in the Menu
Screen (Z pg. 54).
15. Digital Zoom does not work.
15. • 10X optical zoom is selected.
• “PROGRAM AE” is set to
“VIDEO ECHO” in the Menu
Screen.
• Picture Wipe or Dissolve are
being used in a scene
transition.
15. • Set “ZOOM” to “40X” or
“200X (GR-DVX78/DVX48)”/
“300X (GR-DVX49)” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 39).
• Disengage the “VIDEO
ECHO” mode (Z pg. 19, 46,
47).
• Wait until the Picture Wipe or
Dissolve effects are completed
(Z pg. 19, 48).
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TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
16. Program AE with special
effects and Fade/Wipe Effects
do not work.
16. • The Power Switch is set to
“ ”.
16. • Set the Power Switch to “
(Z pg. 16).
17. The Black & White Fader
does not work.
17. • The Sepia or Monotone mode
is activated.
17. • Turn off Sepia and Monotone
(Z pg. 46, 48).
18. The Dissolve function does
not work.
18. • The Sepia, Monotone or Slow
Shutter mode of Program AE
with special effects is
activated.
• “WIDE MODE” is set to
“SQUEEZE
” in the Menu
Screen.
• The previously selected mode
of Program AE with special
effects was changed after the
last selected scene for editing
was registered.
18. • Turn off Sepia, Monotone or
Slow Shutter before adding
Dissolve to a scene transition
(Z pg. 46, 48).
• Set “WIDE MODE” to
“CINEMA
” or “OFF”
mode (Z pg. 40).
• Make sure you have selected
the mode of Program AE with
special effects you want
before starting editing
(Z pg. 46, 48).
19. The Picture Wipe and
Dissolve functions do not
work.
19. • The last selected editing scene
is ending.
• At the end of the last selected
scene for editing, the Power
Switch was set to “OFF”.
• The power is off.
19. • Select Picture Wipe or
Dissolve before beginning
recording. The effects are then
automatically activated
(Z pg. 48).
• Do not turn off the
camcorder’s power after
setting Edit-In and Edit-Out
points, as they will all be
erased (Z pg. 48).
• The camcorder automatically
shuts off after 5 minutes have
elapsed in the Record-Standby
mode. Make sure you
continue operations within
5 minutes after engaging
Record-Standby mode
(Z pg. 48).
20. The picture wipe function
does not work.
20. • The Slow Shutter mode is
activated.
• “WIDE MODE” is not set to
“OFF”.
20. • Disengage the Slow Shutter
mode or set “WIDE MODE”
to “OFF” before preparing to
use the Picture Wipe
(Z pg. 40, 46, 48).
21. Scene transition does not go
as expected.
21. • When using “Picture Wipe/
Dissolve” (Z pg. 48), there is
a delay of a fraction of a
second between the previous
record stop-point and the
Dissolve start-point. This is
normal, but this slight delay
becomes especially
noticeable when shooting
fast-moving subject or during
rapid panning.
21.
22. • The Picture Wipe or
Dissolve functions are in use.
• “WIDE MODE” is set to
“SQUEEZE
” in the Menu
Screen.
• A Fade-In or Fade-Out is in
progress.
22. • Set “WIDE MODE” to
“CINEMA
” or “OFF”
mode (Z pg. 40).
• Do not try to use the Video
Echo mode during a Fade-In
or Fade-Out (Z pg. 46, 48).
22. The Video Echo mode does
not work.
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23. Even when Slow Shutter is
not selected, the image looks
like it is activated.
23. • When shooting in the dark,
the unit becomes highly
sensitive to light and the
image takes on an effect
similar to Slow Shutter.
23. • If you want the lighting to
look more natural, set “GAIN
UP” to “AGC” or “OFF” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 39).
24. There is no strobe when the
Classic Film or Strobe mode
is activated.
24. • The Picture Wipe or Dissolve
function is in use.
24. • Do not try to use the Classic
Film or Strobe mode during a
scene transition (Z pg. 46,
48).
25. White Balance cannot be
activated.
25. • The Sepia or Monotone mode
is activated.
25. • Turn off Sepia or Monotone
before setting White Balance
(Z pg. 47, 53).
26. When shooting a subject
illuminated by bright light,
vertical lines appear.
26. • This is a result of exceedingly
high contrast, and is not a
malfunction.
26.
27. When the screen is under
direct sunlight during
shooting, the screen becomes
red or black for an instant.
27. • This is not a malfunction.
27.
28. During recording, the date/
time does not appear.
28. • “DATE/TIME” is set to “OFF”
in the Menu Screen.
28. • Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON” in
the Menu Screen (Z pg. 41).
29. Files stored in the memory
card cannot be deleted.
29. • Files stored in the memory
card are protected.
29. • Remove protection from the
files stored in the memory
card and delete them
(Z pg. 31 – 33).
30. The indicators and messages
do not appear.
30. • “TIME CODE” is set to “OFF”
in the Menu Screen.
30. • Set “TIME CODE” to “ON” in the
Menu Screen (Z pg. 41, 42).
31. Images on the LCD monitor
appear dark or whitish.
31. • In places subject to low
temperature, images become
dark due to the characteristics
of the LCD monitor. When
this happens, the displayed
colours differ from those that
are actually recorded. This is
not a defect of the camcorder.
• When the LCD monitor's
fluorescent light reaches the
end of its service life, images
on the LCD monitor become
dark. Consult your nearest
JVC dealer.
31. • Adjust the brightness and
angle of the LCD monitor
(Z pg. 18, 19).
32. The rear of the LCD monitor
is hot.
32. • The light used to illuminate
the LCD monitor causes it to
become hot.
32. • Close the LCD monitor to turn
it off or set the Power Switch
to “OFF”, and let the unit cool
down.
33. The indicators and the image
colour on the LCD monitor
are not clear.
33. • This may occur when the
surface or the edge of the LCD
monitor is pressed.
33.
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SYMPTOM
TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
34. The LCD monitor or
viewfinder indications
blink.
34. • Certain Fade/Wipe effects,
certain modes of Program AE
with special effects, “DIS” and
other functions that cannot be
used together are selected at
the same time.
34. • Re-read the sections covering
Fade/Wipe effects, Program
AE with special effects and
“DIS” (Z pg. 39, 46 – 49).
35. Coloured bright spots
appear all over the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder.
35. • The LCD monitor and the
viewfinder are made with
high-precision technology.
However, black spots or
bright spots of light (red, green
or blue) may appear
constantly on the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder.
These spots are not recorded
on the tape. This is not due to
any defect of the unit.
(Effective dots: more than
99.99 %)
35.
36. During recording, sound
cannot be heard. (GRDVX78 only)
36. • The optional headphones are
not connected to the
headphones connector.
• The sound volume of the
headphones connector was
not adjusted appropriately.
The sound volume at this
point is the same as the level
it was adjusted to during
playback.
36. • Connect the optional
headphones to the headphone
connector (Z pg. 86, 87).
• Adjust the sound volume
during playback (Z pg. 21).
37. Play, Rewind and FastForward functions do not
work.
37. • The Power Switch is set to
“ ” or “ ”.
• VIDEO/DSC Switch is set to
“
”.
37. • Set the Power Switch to
“
” (Z pg. 21).
• Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to
“VIDEO”.
38. A memory card cannot be
played back.
38. • The Power Switch is set to
“ ” or “ ”.
• VIDEO/DSC Switch is set to
“VIDEO”.
38. • Set the Power Switch to
“
” (Z pg. 28).
• Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to
“
”.
39. The tape is moving, but
there is no picture.
39. • Your TV has AV input
terminals, but is not set to its
VIDEO mode.
• The cassette holder cover is
open.
39. • Set the TV to the mode or
channel appropriate for video
playback (Z pg. 22, 23).
• Close the cassette holder
cover (Z pg. 12).
40. The LCD monitor image is
distorted.
40. • During playback of the
unrecorded portion, Highspeed Search and still
playback, LCD monitor
indications appear distorted.
This is not a defect.
40.
41. Images on the LCD monitor
are jittery.
41. • The speaker volume is too
great.
41. • Turn the speaker volume
down (Z pg. 21).
42. There is no playback picture
on the connected TV.
42. • Since the analog input mode is
engaged, the camcorder is in
the Record-Standby mode.
42. • Set “S/AV INPUT” to “OFF” in
the Menu Screen (Z pg. 42).
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43. Blocks of noise appear
during playback, or there is
no playback picture and the
screen becomes blue.
43.
44. The LCD monitor, the
viewfinder and the lens have
become dirty
(ex. fingerprints).
44.
45. An unusual mark appears.
45.
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43. • Clean the video heads with an
optional cleaning cassette
(Z pg. 94).
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44. • Wipe them gently with soft
cloth. Wiping strongly can
cause damage (Z pg. 84).
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45. • Check the section of the
manual that explains LCD
monitor/viewfinder indications (Z pg. 88 – 92).
46. An error indication
(E01 — E06) appears.
46. • A malfunction of some kind
has occurred. In this case the
camcorder’s functions
become unusable.
46. • Remove the power supply
(battery pack, etc.) and wait a
few minutes for the indication
to clear. When it does, you
can resume using the
camcorder.
If the indication remains even
though you repeat the above
two or three times, please
consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
47. The charger indicator on the
camcorder does not light.
47. • The temperature of the battery
is extremely high/low.
• Charging is difficult in places
subject to extremely high/low
temperatures.
47. • To protect the battery, it is
recommended to charge it in
places with a temperature of
10°C to 35°C (Z pg. 93).
48. Picture does not appear on
the LCD monitor.
48. • The viewfinder is pulled out.
• The LCD monitor's brightness
setting is too dark.
48. • Push the viewfinder back in.
• Adjust the brightness of the
LCD monitor (Z pg. 18).
• If the monitor is tilted upward
180 degrees, open the
monitor fully (Z pg. 18).
49. When the image is printed
from the printer, a black bar
appears at the bottom of the
screen.
49. • This is not a malfunction.
49. • By recording with “DIS”
activated (Z pg. 39) this can
be avoided.
50. When the camcorder is
connected via the DV
connector, the camcorder
does not operate.
50. • The DV cable was plugged/
unplugged with power turned
on.
50. • Turn the camcorder’s power
off and on again, then operate
it.
51. The memory card cannot be
removed from the
camcorder.
51.
51. • Push in the memory card a
few more times (Z pg. 14).
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After Use
Cleaning The Camcorder
1
2
1
To clean the exterior, wipe gently with a soft
cloth.
Put the cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it
well to wipe off heavy dirt. Then wipe again
with a dry cloth.
2
Open the LCD monitor. Wipe gently with a soft
cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
Close the LCD monitor.
3
4
5
To clean the lens, blow it with a blower brush,
then wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
Turn off the camcorder.
Slide down and hold OPEN/EJECT in the
direction of the arrow, then pull the cassette
holder cover open until it locks. The cassette
holder opens automatically. Remove the
cassette.
3
Press “PUSH HERE” to close the cassette holder.
•Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette holder cover.
4
Slide down BATT. RELEASE 1 and remove the
battery pack 2 3.
Cassette holder
6
Remove.
PUSH HERE
OPEN/EJECT Switch
Pull out the viewfinder fully.
Open the viewfinder cleaning hatch in the
direction of the arrow 1.
Insert a lens blower or soft cloth into the gap at
the side of the viewfinder and clean the interior
of the viewfinder with it 2.
Close the hatch until it locks in place and push
the viewfinder back in.
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 of each product.
Hatch
Lens blower
2
1
BATT. RELEASE Switch
INDEX Jack Box
EN
(GR-DVX78: CU-V506)
(GR-DVX49/DVX48: CU-V505)
1
1
2
2
3
3
1 USB Connector [USB]
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 74
PC Connector [PC (DIGITAL PHOTO)]
(GR-DVX49/DVX48 only) .................... Z pg. 74
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2 S-Video Output Connector
[S-VIDEO] ................................ Z pg. 22, 57, 70
3 •EDIT Connector [EDIT]
(GR-DVX78 only) .............................. Z pg. 70
Connect the editing cable when performing
Random Assemble Editing ......... Z pg. 69 – 73
•J Terminal
[JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol)]
(GR-DVX49/DVX48 only) .................. Z pg. 70
Connect to a JLIP-compatible camcorder or VCR
to control it from the computer using the
provided Software.
Connect the editing cable when performing
Random Assemble Editing ......... Z pg. 69 – 73
INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators
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Controls
Connectors
1 E-MAIL CLIP REC Button
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 61
2 D. SOUND PLAY Button
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 56
3 •MENU Wheel [+, –, PUSH] ............... Z pg. 38
• LCD Monitor Brightness
Control [+, –] .................................... Z pg. 18
4 •Power Zoom Lever [T/W] .................. Z pg. 19
• Speaker Volume Control
[VOL.] ............................................... Z pg. 21
5 Power Switch
[ ,
,
, OFF] ............................ Z pg. 16
6 Lock Button ......................................... Z pg. 16
7 Recording Start/Stop Button ................. Z pg. 18
8 Snapshot Button
[SNAPSHOT] ............... Z pg. 26, 27, 50, 59, 60
9 •FOCUS Button .................................. Z pg. 51
•BLANK Button ................................... Z pg. 24
0 Battery Release Switch
[BATT. RELEASE] .................................... Z pg. 8
! OPEN/EJECT Switch ............................. Z pg. 12
@ SELECT Button
(GR-DVX78 only) ........................... Z pg. 30, 32
# JUMP Button
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 30
$ INDEX Button
(GR-DVX78 only) ........................... Z pg. 30, 56
% •Play/Pause Button [4/6] .................. Z pg. 21
• NIGHT-SCOPE Button ....................... Z pg. 45
^ •Fast-Forward Button [3] ............... Z pg. 21
• PROGRAM AE Button ....................... Z pg. 46
& •Stop Button [5] ................................. Z pg. 21
• BACKLIGHT Button ........................... Z pg. 52
* •Rewind Button [2] ....................... Z pg. 21
• EXPOSURE Button ............................. Z pg. 52
( VIDEO/DSC Switch [VIDEO,
]
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 16
) CARD OPEN Switch
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 14
q Dioptre Adjustment Control ................. Z pg. 10
The connectors w to r are located beneath a cover.
w Digital Video Connector
[DV IN/OUT] (i.Link*) .............. Z pg. 58, 74, 75
* i.Link refers to the IEEE1394-1995 industry
specification and extensions thereof. The logo
is used for products compliant with the i.Link
standard.
e •Audio/Video Input (GR-DVX78 only)/
Output Connector
[AV IN/OUT or AV OUT] ...... Z pg. 22, 57, 70
• Headphone Connector [ ]
(GR-DVX78 only) .............................. Z pg. 66
r DC Input Connector [DC IN] ............. Z pg. 8, 9
Indicators
t Tally Lamp ..................................... Z pg. 18, 40
y Power Lamp ................................... Z pg. 16, 18
u CHARGE Lamp ...................................... Z pg. 8
Other Parts
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LCD Monitor .................................. Z pg. 18, 19
Battery Pack/Jack Box Mount ........... Z pg. 8, 23
Speaker ................................................ Z pg. 21
Camera Sensor
Be careful not to cover this area, a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
Stereo Microphone .............................. Z pg. 66
Flash (GR-DVX78 only) ........................ Z pg. 54
Flash Sensor (GR-DVX78 only)
Be careful not to cover this area, as it contains a
sensor required by the flash.
Lens
Lens Protector
When using an optional lens filter (commercially
available), you must first detach the lens
protector.
Remote Sensor ..................................... Z pg. 62
Grip Strap ............................................ Z pg. 10
Viewfinder ........................................... Z pg. 10
Viewfinder Cleaning Hatch .................. Z pg. 84
Memory Card Cover
(GR-DVX78 only) ................................. Z pg. 14
Cassette Holder Cover ......................... Z pg. 12
Tripod Mounting Socket ....................... Z pg. 10
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Video Recording Only
1
2
3 4 5
LP 50 min
P
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6w
SOUND 12B I T
20 : 5 5
0
9
8
7
6
1 Appears when in the Squeeze or Cinema mode.
(Z pg. 40)
2 Displays the selected Fade/Wipe effect.
(Z pg. 48, 49)
3 Rotates while the tape is running.
(Z pg. 18)
4 Displays the recording mode (SP or LP).
(Z pg. 13)
5 Displays the tape remaining time.
(Z pg. 18)
6 • “REC” appears during recording.
• “PAUSE” appears during Record-Standby mode.
(Z pg. 18)
7 Appears when the wind cut mode is engaged to
cut down on noise created by wind. (Z pg. 40)
8 Appears when the Insert Editing (w) or Insert
Editing Pause (6w) mode is engaged. (Z pg. 68)
9 Displays the sound mode for approx. 5 seconds
after turning on the camcorder.
(Z pg. 39)
0 Displays the Time Code.
(Z pg. 20, 41)
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During D.S.C. Recording Only
(GR-DVX78 only)
1 2
VGA
3 4 5 6
F I NE
10 / 100
1 Displays the Image Size mode of the stored
image. There are 2 modes available:
XGA and VGA (in order of quality)
(Z pg. 15)
2 Appears and blinks during shooting. (Z pg. 26)
3 Displays the Picture Quality mode of the stored
image. There are 2 modes available:
FINE and STD (standard) (in order of quality)
(Z pg. 15)
4 • Appears during shooting.
• Blinks when a memory card is not loaded.
(Z pg. 26)
5 Displays the number of images that have
already been shot.
(Z pg. 26)
6 Displays the total number of shots that can
be stored, including those already taken.
(Z pg. 26)
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Both Video And D.S.C. Recording
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1
2
5
3
4
6
7
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17 : 3 0
8
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1 Appears when the Power Switch
is set to “ ”.
(Z pg. 16)
2 •
: Appears when Night-Scope is engaged.
(Z pg. 45)
•
: Appears when “GAIN UP” is set to
“AUTO” and the shutter speed is automatically
adjusted.
(Z pg. 39)
3
: Appears when “FLASH” is set to “AUTO
” in the Menu Screen.
(GR-DVX78 only)
(Z pg. 54)
4 Appears when the white balance is adjusted.
(Z pg. 53)
5 •
: Appears when backlight compensation
is used.
(Z pg. 52)
• ±: Appears when the exposure is adjusted.
(Z pg. 52)
6 Displays the selected Program AE with special
effects.
(Z pg. 46, 47)
7 Appears when the iris is locked.
(Z pg. 52)
8 Appears when Digital Image Stabiliser (“DIS”) is
engaged.
(Z pg. 39)
#
$
9 Approximate zoom ratio: Appears during
zooming.
(Z pg. 19)
0 Appears during zooming.
Zoom level indicator
(Z pg. 19)
! Appears when taking a Snapshot. (Z pg. 26, 50)
@ Appears when the flash is ready. A number
appears next to the indication after adjusting
the brightness of the flash.
(GR-DVX78 only)
(Z pg. 54, 55)
# • BRIGHT: Displays the brightness of the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder.
(Z pg. 18)
•
EXPLOSION: Display the selected Digital
Sound Effect.
(Z pg. 56)
$ Displays the date/time.
(Z pg. 11)
% Appears when the focus is adjusted manually.
(Z pg. 51)
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INDEX Indications (cont.)
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Video Playback
1
2
3 4 5
S P 64
1 2B I T / SOUND 1
L
MIC
B L ANK SEARCH
VO L UME
2 0 . 12 . 01
17 : 3 0
20 : 21 : 25
7
8
6
1 Displays the sound mode.
(Z pg. 42, 44)
2 Displays the Blank Search mode.
(Z pg. 24)
Displays the selected Digital Sound Effect.
(Z pg. 30, 56)
3 Displays the tape speed.
(Z pg. 13)
4 Appears while a tape is running.
4
: Playback
3 : Fast-Forward/Shuttle search
2 : Rewind/Shuttle search
6
: Pause
64 : Forward slow-motion
16 : Reverse slow-motion
e
: Audio Dubbing
6e : Audio Dubbing Pause
5 Displays the sound input for Audio Dubbing.
(GR-DVX78 only)
(Z pg. 66, 67)
6 Displays the date/time.
(Z pg. 42, 43)
7 BRIGHT : Displays the brightness of the
LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
(Z pg. 18)
VOLUME : Displays the speaker volume.
Or displays the headphone
volume (GR-DVX78 only).
(Z pg. 21)
The level indicator moves.
8 Displays the time code.
(Z pg. 42, 43)
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During D.S.C. Playback
(GR-DVX78 only)
1
2
IMAGE
100-0010
BR I GHT
10 / 24
6
5
20.12.01
4
3
1 Displays the type of file (IMAGE/E-CLIP/
D. SOUND).
2 Displays the directory and file names. (Appears
only when displaying still imges.)
(Z pg. 28)
3 Displays the date. (Appears only when
displaying still imges.)
(Z pg. 28)
4 Displays the brightness of the LCD monitor or
the viewfinder.
(Z pg. 18)
The level indicator moves.
5 Displays the total number of stored files.
(Z pg. 28)
6 Displays the index number of the file. (Z pg. 28)
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Warning Indications
Indications
Function
Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level: high
Remaining power level: exhausted
As the battery power comes close to nil, the battery indicator
blinks.
When the battery power is exhausted, power turns off automatically.
Appears when no tape is loaded.
CHECK TAPE’S ERASE
PROTECTION TAB
HEAD CLEANING
REQUIRED USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
CONDENSATION
OPERATION PAUSED
PLEASE WAIT
TAPE!
TAPE END
DIFFERENT
FORMATTED TAPE
(Z pg. 12)
Appears when the erase protection tab is set to “SAVE” while the Power
Switch is set to “ ” or “ ” and the VIDEO/DSC Switch (GR-DVX78
only) is set to “VIDEO”.
(Z pg. 16)
Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during recording. Use an optional
cleaning cassette.
(Z pg. 94)
Appears if condensation occurs. When this indication is displayed, wait
more than 1 hour until condensation disappears.
Appears if a tape is not loaded when the Recording Start/Stop Button or
SNAPSHOT Button is pressed while the Power Switch is set to “ ” or
“ ” and the VIDEO/DSC Switch (GR-DVX78 only) is set to “VIDEO”.
Appears when the tape ends during recording or playback.
(Z pg. 77)
Appears if a tape in another format is loaded.
SET DATE/TIME!
● Appears when the date/time is not set.
(Z pg. 11)
● Appears when the built-in clock (lithium) battery is discharged and the
previously set date/time is erased.
(Z pg. 11)
A. DUB ERROR!
Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a blank portion of a tape.
(Z pg. 66)
A. DUB ERROR!
<CANNOT DUB
ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CANNOT DUB
ON A 16BIT
RECORDING>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE
PROTECTION TAB>
<MEMORY CARD>
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a tape recorded in the LP
mode.
(Z pg. 66)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a tape recorded in 16-bit
audio.
(Z pg. 66)
● Appears if A. DUB (e) on the remote control is pressed when the erase
protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
(Z pg. 66)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing using Digital Sound Effects is attempted
when a memory card is not loaded.
(Z pg. 67)
MEMORY IS FULL
Appears when the memory card’s memory is full and shooting is not
possible.
INSERT ERROR!
Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a blank portion of a tape.
(Z pg. 68)
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Indications
INSERT ERROR!
<CANNOT EDIT
ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE
PROTECTION TAB>
INDEX Indications (cont.)
Function
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a tape recorded in the LP
mode.
(Z pg. 68)
● Appears if INSERT (w) on the remote control is pressed when the erase
protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
(Z pg. 68)
COPYING FAILED
● Appears if dubbing of copyguarded signals is attempted while this
camcorder is being used as a recorder.
● Appears in the following cases when dubbing from a tape to a memory
card (as digital stills or video clips):
– when no memory card is loaded.
– when the memory card's memory is full.
– when the memory card is not formatted.
– when a copy-protected SD Memory Card is loaded.
(Z pg. 60, 61)
● Appears in the following cases when dubbing still images or sound
effects stored in the memory card to a tape:
– when condensation occurs.
– when no tape is loaded.
– when the erase protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
– when a tape in another format is loaded.
– when the tape ends.
(Z pg. 59)
MEMORY CARD!
Appears if a memory card is not loaded when SNAPSHOT is pressed
while the Power Switch is set to “ ” or “ ” and the VIDEO/DSC
Switch is set to “
”.
(Z pg. 26)
PLEASE
FORMAT
Appears when there is a problem with a memory card and its memory is
corrupt, or it has not been initialised. Initialise the memory card.
(Z pg. 36)
NO FILES STORED
● Appears when the Power Switch is set to “
” and the VIDEO/DSC
” if there are no image files stored in the memory card.
Switch is set to “
● Appears if there are no video clip files stored in the memory card when
the video clip mode is engaged by pressing the SELECT button.
● Appears after a memory card is initialised.
NO SOUND FILES
Appears if there are no sound files stored in the memory card when the
sound effect mode is engaged by pressing the SELECT button or
D.SOUND PLAY is pressed during video recording.
Unsupported file!
Appears when a file in a format other than MP3 for digital sound or DCF
for image is selected.
E01 — E06
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD
MODE REMOVE AND
REATTACH BATTERY
The error indications (E01 — E06) show what type of malfunction has
occured. When an error indication appears, the camcorder turns off
automatically. Remove the power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few
minutes for the indication to clear. When it does, you can resume using
the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
CARD ERROR!
CHECK CARD'S WRITE
PROTECTION SWITCH
Appears when the camcorder takes more than 60 seconds to recognise
the loaded memory card. Remove the memory card once and insert it
again. Repeat these procedures until no indication appears. If the
indication still appears, the memory card is corrupted.
Appears when you attempt to shoot digital still images while a copyprotected SD Memory Card is loaded.
CAUTIONS
General Battery Precautions
If the remote control is not functioning even if it is
being operated correctly, the batteries are exhausted. Replace them with fresh ones.
Use only the following batteries: AAA (R03) size x 2
Please make note of the following rules for battery
use. When misused, the batteries can leak or
explode.
1. When replacing batteries, refer to page 62.
2. Do not use any different size of batteries from those
specified.
3. Be sure to install batteries in the correct direction.
4. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
5. Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat as
they can leak or explode.
6. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire.
7. Remove the batteries from the unit if it is to be
stored for an extended period to avoid battery
leakage which can cause malfunctions.
8. Do not recharge the provided batteries.
Battery Packs
The supplied battery pack is
a lithium-ion battery. Before
using the supplied battery
Terminals
pack or an optional battery
pack, be sure to read the
following cautions:
1. To avoid hazards . . .
.... do not burn.
.... do not short-circuit the terminals.
.... 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.
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2. To prevent damage and prolong service life . . .
.... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
.... charge in an environment where temperatures
are within the tolerances shown in the chart
below. This is a chemical reaction type
battery—cooler temperatures impede chemical
reaction, while warmer temperatures can
prevent complete charging.
.... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure
to high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
.... fully charge and then fully discharge the
battery every 6 months when storing the
battery pack over a long period time.
.... remove from charger or powered unit when
not in use, as some machines use current even
when switched off.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging ............. 10°C to 35°C
Operation ........... 0°C to 40°C
Storage ............... –10°C to 30°C
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of
20°C .
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
.... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV mark.
.... be aware that recording onto prerecorded
tapes automatically erases the previously
recorded video and audio signals.
.... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
.... do not load and unload the cassette
repeatedly without allowing the tape to run at all.
This slackens the tape and can result in damage.
.... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
2. Store cassettes . . .
.... away from heaters or other heat sources.
.... out of direct sunlight.
.... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
.... where they won’t be exposed to strong
magnetic fields (such as those generated by
motors, transformers or magnets).
.... vertically, in their original cases.
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Memory Cards
To properly use and store your memory cards, be
sure to read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
.... make sure the memory card bears the SD or
MultiMediaCard mark.
.... make sure the memory card is positioned
properly when inserting.
2. While the memory card is being accessed (during
recording, playback, deletion, initialisation, etc.) . . .
.... never unload the memory card and never turn
off the camcorder.
3. Store memory cards . . .
.... away from heaters or other heat sources.
.... out of direct sunlight.
.... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
.... where they won’t be exposed to strong
magnetic fields (such as those generated by
motors, transformers or magnets).
LCD Monitor
1. To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
DO NOT . . .
.... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
.... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on
the bottom.
2. To prolong service life . . .
.... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
3. Be aware of the following phenomena for LCD
monitor use.
These are not malfunctions:
•While using the camcorder, the surface around
the LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD
monitor may heat up.
•If you leave power on for a long time, the
surface around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
Main Unit
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
.... open the camcorder’s chassis.
.... disassemble or modify the unit.
.... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
.... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects
to enter the unit.
.... remove the battery pack or disconnect the
power supply while the power is on.
.... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
2. 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.
CAUTIONS (cont.)
.... 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
.... carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder.
.... swing it excessively when using the hand strap
or the grip.
.... swing the soft camera case excessively when
the camcorder is inside it.
5. Dirty heads can cause the following problems:
•No picture during playback.
•Blocks of noise appear during playback.
•During recording, the Head Clog Warning
indicator “ ” appears.
In such cases, use an optional cleaning cassette.
Insert it and play back. If the cassette is used
more than once consecutively, damage to the
video heads may result. After the camcorder
plays back for about 20 seconds, it stops
automatically. Also refer to the cleaning cassette’s
instructions.
If, after using the cleaning cassette, the problems
still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Mechanical moving parts used to move the video
heads and video tape tend to become dirty and
worn out over time. In order to maintain a clear
picture at all times, periodic check-ups are
recommended after using the unit for about
1,000 hours. For periodic check-ups please
consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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How To Handle A CD-ROM
•Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface
(opposite to the printed surface). Do not write
anything or put a sticker on either the front or
back surface. If the CD-ROM gets dirty, gently
wipe it with a soft cloth outward from the centre
hole using a circular motion.
•Do not use conventional disc cleaners or cleaning
spray.
•Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its mirror
surface.
•Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty, hot or
humid environment. Keep it away from direct
sunlight.
About moisture condensation . . .
● You have observed that pouring a cold liquid
into a glass will cause drops of water to form
on the glass’ outer surface. This same
phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a
camcorder when it is moved from a cool
place to a warm place, after heating a cold
room, under extremely humid conditions or
in a place directly subjected to the cool air
from an air conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from a
TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its
power supply unit (battery pack, AC Adapter,
etc.) and wait a few minutes and then reconnect it and proceed as usual from the
beginning.
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A
F
AC Adapter ............................................. Z pg. 8, 9
Analogue Input ................................... Z pg. 42, 57
Audio Dubbing ......................................... Z pg. 66
Auto Date ................................................. Z pg. 41
Auto Focus ................................................ Z pg. 51
Auto Playback ........................................... Z pg. 28
Auto Shut off ....................................... Z pg. 18, 27
Fade-In/Out ........................................ Z pg. 48, 49
Fast-Forward The Tape .............................. Z pg. 21
Flash ................................................... Z pg. 54, 55
Frame-By-Frame Playback .................. Z pg. 21, 64
B
Backlight Compensation ........................... Z pg. 52
Battery Low ............................................... Z pg. 91
Battery Pack ...................................... Z pg. 8, 9, 93
Beep ......................................................... Z pg. 40
Blank Search ............................................. Z pg. 24
Brighten The LCD Monitor ........................ Z pg. 18
C
Channels (Left/Right) ................................. Z pg. 44
Charge The Battery Pack ............................. Z pg. 8
Cinema ..................................................... Z pg. 40
Classic Film .............................................. Z pg. 47
Clean The Camcorder ............................... Z pg. 84
Connections ........ Z pg. 8, 9, 22, 57, 58, 70, 74, 75
D
Darken The LCD Monitor ......................... Z pg. 18
Date/Time Display ............................ Z pg. 41 – 43
Date/Time Settings .................................... Z pg. 11
Deleting Files ...................................... Z pg. 32, 33
Demonstration Mode ............................ Z pg. 6, 40
Digital Sound Effect .................................. Z pg. 56
Digital Zoom ...................................... Z pg. 19, 39
DIS (Digital Image Stabiliser) ..................... Z pg. 39
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) ...... Z pg. 34, 35
Dubbing ........................................... Z pg. 57 – 61
E
E-Mail Clip Recording ............................... Z pg. 61
Erase Protection ........................................ Z pg. 12
Exposure Control ...................................... Z pg. 52
G
Gain Up .................................................... Z pg. 39
Grip Adjustment ........................................ Z pg. 10
I
Icons ................................................. Z pg. 39 – 41
Image Size Mode ...................................... Z pg. 15
Index Playback ......................................... Z pg. 30
Index Screen ............................................. Z pg. 29
Initialise A Memory Card .......................... Z pg. 36
Insert Editing ............................................. Z pg. 68
Iris ............................................................ Z pg. 52
Iris Lock .................................................... Z pg. 52
J
Journalistic Shooting ................................. Z pg. 19
Jump Playback .......................................... Z pg. 30
L
LCD monitor/Viewfinder
Indications ...................................... Z pg. 88 – 92
Load A Tape .............................................. Z pg. 12
M
Manual Focus ........................................... Z pg. 51
Memory Card ...................................... Z pg. 14, 94
Menu Screen, CAMERA ............................ Z pg. 39
Menu Screen, DISPLAY ....................... Z pg. 41, 43
Menu Screen, DSC .................................... Z pg. 41
Menu Screen, MANUAL ..................... Z pg. 39, 40
Menu Screen, MEMORY ..................... Z pg. 31, 43
Menu Screen, SYSTEM ...................... Z pg. 40 – 43
Menu Screen, VIDEO ................................ Z pg. 42
Monotone ................................................. Z pg. 47
Motor Drive Mode .................................... Z pg. 50
MultiMediaCard .................................. Z pg. 14, 94
N
Night-Scope .............................................. Z pg. 45
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P
T
Picture Quality Mode ................................ Z pg. 15
Picture Wipe/Dissolve ......................... Z pg. 48, 49
Playback Special Effects ............................ Z pg. 65
Playback Zoom ......................................... Z pg. 64
Power Switch Position .............................. Z pg. 16
Printer ....................................................... Z pg. 75
Program AE With Special Effects ......... Z pg. 46, 47
Protecting Files ......................................... Z pg. 31
Provided Accessories .................................. Z pg. 5
Tally .................................................... Z pg. 18, 40
Tele Macro ................................................ Z pg. 39
Time Code .................................. Z pg. 20, 41 – 43
Tripod Mounting ....................................... Z pg. 10
Twilight ..................................................... Z pg. 47
R
VIDEO/DSC Switch ................................... Z pg. 16
Video Echo ............................................... Z pg. 47
Viewfinder Adjustment .............................. Z pg. 10
Random Assemble Editing ................. Z pg. 69 – 73
Record-Standby ........................................ Z pg. 18
Recording Mode ....................................... Z pg. 13
Red-Eye Reduction .................................... Z pg. 54
Remote Control ......................................... Z pg. 62
Reset ......................................................... Z pg. 41
Rewind The Tape ...................................... Z pg. 21
S
SD Memory Card ................................ Z pg. 14, 94
Self-Recording .......................................... Z pg. 19
Sepia ......................................................... Z pg. 47
Set Remote Control/VCR Code .................. Z pg. 69
Shuttle Search ........................................... Z pg. 21
Shutter Speed ............................................ Z pg. 47
Slow-Motion Playback .............................. Z pg. 64
Slow Shutter .............................................. Z pg. 47
Snapshot ............................................. Z pg. 26, 50
Snapshot Mode ................................... Z pg. 26, 50
Snow ........................................................ Z pg. 47
Sound Mode ................................. Z pg. 39, 42, 44
Speaker Volume ........................................ Z pg. 21
Specifications ...................................... Z pg. 98, 99
Sports ........................................................ Z pg. 47
Spotlight ................................................... Z pg. 47
Squeeze .................................................... Z pg. 40
Still Playback ............................................ Z pg. 21
Strobe ....................................................... Z pg. 47
U
Unload A Tape .......................................... Z pg. 12
V
W
White Balance .......................................... Z pg. 53
Wide Mode ............................................... Z pg. 40
Wind Cut .................................................. Z pg. 40
Wipe In/Out ........................................ Z pg. 48, 49
Z
Zooming ................................................... Z pg. 19
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SPECIFICATIONS
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Camcorder
For General
Power supply
Power consumption
LCD monitor off, viewfinder on
LCD monitor on, viewfinder off
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Storage temperature
Pickup
Lens
Filter diameter
LCD monitor
Viewfinder
Speaker
: DC 11.0 V
DC 7.2 V
(Using AC Adapter)
(Using battery pack)
: Approx. 4.4 W (GR-DVX78), Approx. 4.0 W (GR-DVX49/DVX48)
: Approx. 5.2 W (GR-DVX78), Approx. 4.8 W (GR-DVX49/DVX48)
: 51 mm x 120 mm x 97 mm
(with the LCD monitor closed and the viewfinder pushed back in)
: Approx. 500 g (GR-DVX78)
Approx. 470 g (GR-DVX49/DVX48)
: 0°C to 40°C
: 35% to 80%
: –20°C to 50°C
: 1/4" CCD
: F 1.8, f = 3.6 mm to 36 mm, 10:1 power zoom lens
: ø27 mm
: 2.5" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active matrix system
: Electronic viewfinder with 0.44" colour LCD
: Monaural
For Digital Video Camera
Format
Signal format
Recording/Playback format
Cassette
Tape speed
Maximum recording time
(using 80 min. cassette)
:
:
:
:
DV format (SD mode)
PAL standard
Video: Digital component recording
Audio: PCM digital recording, 32 kHz 4-channel (12-bit),
48 kHz 2-channel (16-bit)
: Mini DV cassette
: SP: 18.8 mm/s
LP: 12.5 mm/s
: SP: 80 min.
LP: 120 min.
For Digital Still Camera (GR-DVX78 only)
Storage media
Compression system
: SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard
: Still image : JPEG (compatible)
Moving image : MPEG4 (compatible)
File size
: 2 modes (XGA: 1024 x 768 pixels/VGA: 640 x 480 pixels)
Picture quality
: 2 modes (FINE/STANDARD)
Approximate number of storable images
(with the provided memory card [8 MB], with Sound Effects pre-stored)
FINE
: 40 (VGA), 20 (XGA)
STANDARD
: 130 (VGA), 60 (XGA)
(with an optional memory card [16 MB])
FINE
: 100 (VGA), 40 (XGA)
STANDARD
: 290 (VGA), 140 (XGA)
(with an optional memory card [32 MB])
FINE
: 210 (VGA), 90 (XGA)
STANDARD
: 610 (VGA), 290 (XGA)
(with an optional memory card [64 MB])
FINE
: 430 (VGA), 190 (XGA)
STANDARD
: 1230 (VGA), 600 (XGA)
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For Connectors
AV
Video output
Video input (GR-DVX78 only)
Audio output
Audio input (GR-DVX78 only)
Headphone output
(GR-DVX78 only)
DV
Input/output
:
:
:
:
1 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
0.8 V (p-p) – 1.2 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analogue, stereo
300 mV (rms), 50 kΩ, analogue, stereo
: Stereo
: 4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant
AC Adapter AP-V10A, AP-V10EA or AP-V10ED
Power requirement
Output
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
:
:
:
:
AC 110 V to 240 V`, 50 Hz/60 Hz
DC 11 V
,1A
59 mm x 31 mm x 84 mm
Approx. 140 g (not including Power Cord)
Jack Box
For General
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
: 52 mm x 22 mm x 73 mm
: Approx. 35 g
For Connectors
USB (GR-DVX78 only)
EDIT (GR-DVX78 only)
S-Video
Output
Input (GR-DVX78 only)
JLIP (GR-DVX49/DVX48 only)
PC (DIGITAL PHOTO)
(GR-DVX49/DVX48 only)
: Type B
: ø3.5 mm, 2-pole
: Y : 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
C : 0.29 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
: Y : 0.8 V (p-p) – 1.2 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
C : 0.2 V (p-p) – 0.4 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
: ø3.5 mm, 4-pole
: ø2.5 mm, 3-pole
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject
to change without notice.
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GR-DVX78A
GR-DVX49A
GR-DVX48A
GR-DVX78EA
GR-DVX48EA
GR-DVX78SH
GR-DVX48SH
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