Canon S50 Digital Camera User Manual

ENGLISH
CONTENTS
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
GR-DVX88
GR-DVX77
GR-DVX44
AUTOMATIC
DEMONSTRATION
6
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
Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide
Web and answer our Consumer Survey
(in English only):
USING MENUS FOR
DETAILED ADJUSTMENT ...... 38 – 44
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/index-e.html
DUBBING ......................... 57 – 61
FOR RECORDING ................ 45 – 56
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-DVX88.
INSTRUCTIONS
The D.S.C. (Digital Still Camera) features are
available on GR-DVX88 and GR-DVX77.
LYT0757-001A
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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 (墌 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
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United
Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this
equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power
points in your home or the cable is too short to
reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate
safety approved extension lead or consult your
dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an
identical approved type, as originally fitted, and
to replace the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug
immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by
inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains
plug then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger
Terminal coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS:
䡲 To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
䡲 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.
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the
terminal identifications of your plug, connect as
follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or
coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or
coloured Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
Caution: (applies to Jack Box)
To reduce the risk of fire, do not remove
cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service person.
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.)
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE
OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any
electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
DO
read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO
ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections
between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.
DO
consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your
equipment.
DO
be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is
damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed for
unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and make
sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm or
handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of
road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating
will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the
manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
— NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case —
this could result in a fatal electrical shock;
— NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than sorry!
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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.
䡲 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-DVX88/DVX77 only .
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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
• AC Adapter
AP-V10EG
•Power Cord
• Remote Control Unit
RM-V717U
•Core Filter
(GR-DVX44 only)
(for optional S-Video
cable) 墌 pg. 6 for
attachment
• Editing Cable
GR-DVX88/DVX77:
Both plugs have 1 ring around
the pin.
GR-DVX44:
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-DVX88/
DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77:
CU-V506
• Cable Adapter
GR-DVX44: CU-V505
• PC Connection Cable
(GR-DVX44 only)
• USB Cable
(GR-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX44 only) (for optional S-Video cable)
Attach the Core Filter (if provided with your model 墌 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.
䡲 When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder.
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
Lock Button
P
䡲 Available when the Power Switch is set to “ ” or
“ ” and no cassette is in the camcorder.
䡲 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.
䡲 “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the
camcorder power is turned off.
䡲 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-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77 only) ................. 14
Picture Quality Mode Setting (GR-DVX88/DVX77 only) ........... 15
Image Size Mode Setting (GR-DVX88/DVX77 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-V50EG or AA-V50EK 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, 墌 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”
(墌 pg. 8).
Approximate recording time
Battery pack
LCD monitor off/
Viewfinder on
LCD monitor on/
Viewfinder off
BN-V507U
GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 1 hr.
GR-DVX44 : 1 hr. 10 min.
GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 50 min.
GR-DVX44 : 1 hr.
BN-V514U
(optional)
GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 2 hr. 10 min. GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 1 hr. 50 min.
GR-DVX44 : 2 hr. 25 min.
GR-DVX44 : 2 hr.
BN-V840U
(optional)
GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 6 hr. 10 min. GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 5 hr. 15 min.
GR-DVX44 : 6 hr. 50 min.
GR-DVX44 : 5 hr. 50 min.
BN-V856U
(optional)
GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 9 hr.
GR-DVX44 : 10 hr.
GR-DVX88/DVX77 : 7 hr. 40 min.
GR-DVX44 : 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-V15EG or AA-V15EK AC Power Adapter/Charger
VU-V856 KIT: BN-V856U battery pack & AA-V80EG or AA-V80EK 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-V15EG or AA-V15EK AC Power Adapter/Charger for BN-V840U battery pack and only AAV80EG or AA-V80EK 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, 墌 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-DVX88/
DVX77 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
(墌 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
30 min.
Recording mode
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-DVX88/
DVX77 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 (墌 pg. 66) and Insert Editing
(墌 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-DVX88/DVX77 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. 墌 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-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/
DVX77 only
** Optional
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GETTING STARTED (cont.)
EN
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-DVX88/DVX77
only)
Choose the appropriate operation mode according to
your preference using the Power Switch and VIDEO/DSC
Switch (GR-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX44 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-DVX88/DVX77
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-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77
only)
VGA
:
Allows you to record a still image or display a still
image stored in the memory card.
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
EN
17
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-DVX88/DVX77
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 (墌 pg. 8)
● Grip Adjustment (墌 pg. 10)
● Viewfinder Adjustment (墌 pg. 10)
● Load A Cassette (墌 pg. 12)
● Recording Mode Setting (墌 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-DVX88/DVX77 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” (墌 pg. 20).
● To turn the tally lamp or beep sounds off, 墌 pg. 38,
40.
For other notes, 墌 pg. 77
EN
19
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”.
䡲 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
(墌 pg. 51), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● Zooming is possible to a maximum of 200X, or it
can be switched to 10X magnification using the
optical zoom (墌 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 (墌 pg. 48, 49) or Video Echo
(墌 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.
20
VIDEO RECORDING (cont.)
EN
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 (墌 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 (墌 pg. 24) to find the spot at which you want to start recording,
then engage the Still Playback mode (墌 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” ( 墌 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-DVX88/DVX77
only)
Power Switch
PLAY O
Lock Button
Power Zoom
Lever (Speaker
Volume Control)
(VOL.)
FF
Speaker
EN
21
Normal Playback
1
2
Load a tape ( pg. 12).
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GRDVX88/DVX77 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 ( 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.
To resume normal playback, press 4/6.
● You can also use the provided remote control for Frame-By-Frame Playback ( pg. 64).
Slow-Motion Playback, Playback Zoom and Playback Special Effects
Available only with the remote control (provided) ( pg. 64, 65).
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VIDEO PLAYBACK (cont.)
EN
Connections
Use the provided Audio/Video cable and optional S-Video cable.
Jack box***
To TV or VCR
S-Video cable
(optional)
To S-VIDEO
To S-VIDEO IN
TV
White to
AUDIO L IN**
To AV OUT
Connector
cover*
Red to
AUDIO R IN**
Yellow to
VIDEO IN
When connecting the cables, open this cover.
The Audio cable is not required for watching still
images only.
*** Refer to “Jack Box Attachment” ( pg. 23).
VCR
p
*
**
Audio/Video cable
[mini-plug to RCA
plug] (provided)
When the S-Video
cable is not used.
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin connector
Use the provided Cable Adapter.
To AV OUT
p
When the S-Video
cable is not used.
Audio/Video cable
[mini-plug to RCA plug]
(provided)
White to
AUDIO L*
Yellow
To TV or VCR
Cable
Adapter
TV
Red to
AUDIO R*
To S-VIDEO
S-Video cable
(optional)
Connector
cover**
*
**
Jack box***
To
-IN
“Y/C”/“CVBS”
Video Out
Select Switch
VCR
The Audio cable is not required for watching still images only.
When connecting the cables, open this cover.
*** Refer to “Jack Box Attachment” ( pg. 23).
NOTE:
Set the video out select switch of the cable adapter as required:
Y/C : When connecting to a TV or VCR which accepts Y/C signals and uses an S-Video cable.
CVBS : When connecting to a TV or VCR which does not accept Y/C signals and uses an audio/video
cable.
EN
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 ( 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 ( pg. 42, 43).
•Time Code
.... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the
Menu Screen ( 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-DVX88/DVX77 only)
.... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD” or “LCD/TV” in
the Menu Screen ( 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
( 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-DVX88/DVX77 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 OUT connector, sound cannot be heard from
the speaker.
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-DVX88/DVX77 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
( pg. 20).
1
2
Load a tape ( 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” (GRDVX88/DVX77 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
44
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
EN
25
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.)
RECORDING
&
PLAYBACK
The D.S.C. (Digital Still Camera) features are available
on GR-DVX88/DVX77.
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 ( pg. 8)
● Grip Adjustment ( pg. 10)
● Viewfinder Adjustment ( pg. 10)
● Loading A Memory Card ( pg. 14)
● Picture Quality/Image Size Mode Setting ( 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 ( 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, 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) ( 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.
EN
PIN-UP
Pin-Up mode*
27
To Delete Unwanted Still Images . . .
.... when unwanted still images are stored in the
memory card or its memory is full, refer to “Deleting
Files” ( 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 ( 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 ( pg. 45).
● The image is stored in the VGA mode regardless of the
image size mode setting ( pg. 15) if “MULTI-4” or
“MULTI-9” is engaged.
● If SNAPSHOT is pressed when “DIS” is set to “ON”
( pg. 39), the Stabiliser will be disabled.
● If Snapshot recording is not possible, “
” blinks
when SNAPSHOT is pressed.
● If Program AE with special effects ( 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 ( 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
100
0010
10 / 24
10.10.01
10.
10.01
100-0011
100
0011
11 / 24
10.10.01
10.
10.01
100-0012
100
0012
12 / 24
10.10.01
10.
10.01
100-0013
100
0013
13 / 24
To display the
previous image
Load a memory card ( 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 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) that
are not compatible with DCF cannot be viewed with
this camcorder; “Unsupported file!” will be displayed.
10.10.01
10.
10.01
Total number of
images
Displays the total
number of stored
images.
Image number
Displays the index
number of the image file
( pg. 29).
Directory and File names
Displays the directory and file names ( pg. 29).
Date
Displays the date when the image was shot (if “DATE/TIME”is
set to “ON” in the Menu Screen pg. 42–43).
EN
To view video clips ( pg. 61) stored in a memory card . . .
… during normal playback of image, press SELECT ( 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
( below and pg. 30).
E - CL I P
3/
29
4
File (index) number
To listen to sound effects ( pg. 56) stored in a memory card . . .
… during normal playback of image, press SELECT ( pg. 86
and 87, @ SELECT Button) twice to engage the sound effect
mode. “D.SOUND” appears. Then pressing D.SOUND PLAY
( 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
( 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, 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 ( pg. 61), SOUND for sound
effects ( 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 ( 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) ( 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 ( 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
( pg. 61), or sound effects ( 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 ( pg. 61), press SELECT once to
engage the video clip mode. “E-CLIP” appears.
Then go to step 3.
… for sound effects ( 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 ( 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.
EN
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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
( 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.
( 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” ( 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.
Rotate the MENU Wheel to select “SELECT” and
press it. Selection is complete. The DPOF Index
Screen appears.
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.
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 ( 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
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “
”, then set the
Power Switch to “
” while pressing down the
Lock Button located on the switch.
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.
CAUTION:
RETURN
FORMAT
FORMAT
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.
– 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-DVX88/DVX77 only) ............................ 54
Flash Brightness Adjustment (GR-DVX88/DVX77 only) ............ 55
Digital Sound Effects (GR-DVX88/DVX77 only) ..................... 56
DUBBING .......................................................... 57 – 61
Dubbing To 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-DVX88/DVX77 only) ................................................ 59
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory Card
(GR-DVX88/DVX77 only) ................................................ 60
Dubbing Moving Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory
Card (E-Mail Clip Recording) (GR-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77 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 ( 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-DVX88/DVX77 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” ( pg. 48, 49).
PROGRAM AE
Refer to “Program AE With Special Effects” ( pg. 46, 47).
W.BALANCE
Refer to “White Balance Adjustment” and “Manual White Balance
Operation” ( pg. 53).
REC MODE
Allows you to set the recording mode (SP or LP) depending on your
preference ( 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 digital magnification.
CAMERA
ZOOM
SNAP MODE
Refer to “Basic Shooting (Snapshot)” ( pg. 26) or “Snapshot (For Video
Recording)” ( 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-DVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77 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.
FLASH (GR-DVX88/
” appears. The quality of
Refer to “Snapshot Flash” ( pg. 54).
DVX77 only)
FLASH ADJ.
Refer to “Flash Brightness Adjustment” ( pg. 55).
(GR-DVX88/DVX77 only)
BEEP
SYSTEM
TALLY
ID
NUMBER
(GR-DVX44
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 ( pg. 26,
50).
MELODY
Instead of a beep, a melody sounds when any operation is performed. It
also activates the shutter sound effect ( 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
Enables sound input from camcorder’s stereo microphone, when Audio
Dubbing ( pg. 66) is executed. “MIC” appears on the Audio Dubbing
screen.
D.SOUND
Enables sound effect input recorded on the provided memory card, when
Audio Dubbing ( 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
41
(GR-DVX88/
DVX77 only)
DATE/
TIME
TIME
CODE
EXECUTE Resets all settings to the factory-preset.
Allows you to set the current date and time ( pg. 11).
CLOCK ADJ.
DSC
(GR-DVX88/DVX77 only)
QUALITY
Allows you to set the Picture Quality mode (FINE and STANDARD)
depending on your preference ( pg. 15).
IMAGE SIZE
Allows you to set the Image Size mode (XGA and VGA) depending on your
preference ( 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 “
” ( 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) ( 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 (墌 pg. 73).
SOUND MODE
12B I T MODE
SYNCHRO
REC MODE
COPY
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
–
–
–
–
–
STEREO
SOUND 1
O.O
SP
OF F
SOUND MODE 墌 pg. 44.
BEEP
TAL LY
I D NUMBER
DEMO MODE
SOUND IN
CAM R E SET
–
–
–
–
–
MELODY
ON
06
ON
MIC
RETURN
ON SCRE E N
DATE / T I ME
T I ME CODE
– LCD / TV
– AU T O
– OF F
RETURN
墌 pg. 44.
SYNCHRO
REC MODE
墌 pg. 73.
VIDEO
RETURN
12BIT MODE
COPY
(GR-DVX88/
DVX77 only)
Allows you to set the video
recording mode (SP or LP)
depending on your preference
(墌 pg. 13). It is recommended
you use “REC MODE” in the
“
VIDEO” when using this
camcorder as a recorder during
digital dubbing (GR-DVX88
only, 墌 pg. 57, 58).
ON: Enables dubbing of images
recorded on a tape to a memory
card (墌 pg. 60).
OFF: Enables snapshots to be
taken during video playback.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
V I DEO
SYSTEM
D I SPL AY
MEMOR Y
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.
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 “ ” (墌 pg. 13, 39).
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 “ ” (墌 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-DVX88/DVX77
only).
(GR-DVX88/DVX77 only)
MEMORY
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1 / 50
墌 pg. 28 – 36
DATE/TIME setting:
For date during
D.S.C. playback
(GR-DVX88/DVX77
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
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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”
(墌 pg. 46, 47) and “Picture Wipe/Dissolve”
(墌 pg. 48, 49).
•“Snapshot Flash” (墌 pg. 54).
•“GAIN UP” in CAMERA MENU (墌 pg. 39).
•“DIS” in MANUAL MENU (墌 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 (墌 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-DVX88/DVX77 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
(墌 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 (墌 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 (墌 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 (墌 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 (墌 pg. 46, 47). If an unusable Fade/
Wipe Effect is selected, its indicator blinks or
goes out.
VIDEO/DSC Switch
(GR-DVX88/DVX77
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 (墌 pg. 45).
,
,
,
Fade or Wipe works when video recording is started or
when you stop recording.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch to “VIDEO” (GRDVX88/DVX77 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-DVX88/DVX77
only)
Power Switch
Lock Button
This feature le