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ENGLISH
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
CONTENTS
GR-D91
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Video Camera:
AUTOMATIC
DEMONSTRATION
6
GETTING STARTED
7 – 11
TAPE
RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
12 – 16
MEMORY CARD
RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
17 – 22
ADVANCED
FEATURES
23 – 40
REFERENCES
41 – 55
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/cyber/
For Accessories:
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/accessory/
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which is located on the bottom of the
camcorder. Retain this information for
future reference.
Model No.
INSTRUCTIONS
Serial No.
LYT1072-001B
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CONTENTS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
HOW TO ATTACH THE LENS CAP
HOW TO ATTACH THE CORE FILTER
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
3
4
5
5
6
6
GETTING STARTED
Power ............................................................ 7 – 8
Grip Adjustment ...................................................... 8
Viewfinder Adjustment ............................................. 8
Shoulder Strap Attachment ......................................... 9
Tripod Mounting ...................................................... 9
Loading/Unloading A Cassette ............................... 9 – 10
Date/Time Settings ................................................. 10
Recording Mode Setting ............................................ 10
Loading A Memory Card ........................................... 11
Picture Quality/Image Size Setting .............................. 11
TAPE RECORDING & PLAYBACK
TAPE RECORDING .................................. 12 – 14
Basic Recording .................................................. 12
Zooming .......................................................... 13
Time Code ........................................................ 14
TAPE PLAYBACK .................................... 14 – 16
Normal Playback ......................................... 14 – 15
Blank Search ..................................................... 15
Connections ...................................................... 16
MEMORY CARD RECORDING & PLAYBACK
ADVANCED FEATURES ............................... 20 – 22
Protecting Files .................................................. 20
Deleting Files ..................................................... 20
Dubbing Still Images Recorded
On A Tape To A Memory Card ............................... 21
Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting) ............. 21 – 22
Making A New Folder ........................................... 22
Initializing A Memory Card .................................... 22
ADVANCED FEATURES
FOR RECORDING ..................................... 23 – 27
Night-Alive ....................................................... 23
Program AE With Special Effects .............................. 23
Fade/Wipe Effects .............................................. 24
Snapshot (For Tape Recording) ................................ 25
Auto Focus ........................................................ 25
Manual Focus .................................................... 26
Exposure Control ................................................ 26
Iris Lock ........................................................... 27
White Balance Adjustment ..................................... 27
Manual White Balance Operation ............................. 27
USING MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT .... 28 – 32
For Recording Menu ...................................... 28 – 31
For Playback Menu ....................................... 31 – 32
DUBBING .............................................. 33 – 34
Dubbing To Or From A VCR .................................... 33
Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped
With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing) .................... 34
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT .............. 35 – 39
Slow-Motion Playback .......................................... 35
Frame-By-Frame Playback ..................................... 35
Playback Special Effects ........................................ 35
Playback Zoom .................................................. 35
Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit] .................. 36 – 38
For More Accurate Editing ...................................... 38
Audio Dubbing ................................................... 39
Insert Editing ..................................................... 39
MEMORY CARD RECORDING ..................... 17 – 18
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ................................... 40
Basic Shooting (Snapshot) ............................... 17 – 18
Connection To A Personal Computer .......................... 40
MEMORY CARD PLAYBACK ....................... 18 – 19
Normal Playback ................................................ 18
Auto Playback ................................................... 19
Index Playback .................................................. 19
Viewing File Information ....................................... 19
Removing On-Screen Display .................................. 19
REFERENCES
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................. 41 – 43
CAUTIONS ............................................ 44 – 46
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................ 47
INDEX ................................................. 48 – 53
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ................... 48 – 49
Indications ................................................. 50 – 53
TERMS ................................................. 54 – 55
Refer to the diagrams on page 48 and 50 while reading the instruction manual as all the controls,
connectors, indicators and indications are numbered on the diagrams and those corresponding
numbers are used throughout this manual unless specified.
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS”
and “IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” (墌 pgs. 3 and 4) to ensure safe use of this
product.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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.
CAUTIONS:
● This camcorder is designed to be used with NTSC-type color television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a
television of a different standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are possible
anywhere.
● Use the JVC BN-V408U/V416U/V428U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder
from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter. (An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary
to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to
allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing
the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases,
potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
This product has a fluorescent lamp that contains a small amount of mercury. Disposal of these materials may
be regulated in your community due to environmental considerations.
For disposal or recycling information please contact your local authorities, or the Electronics Industries Alliance:
<http://www.eiae.org>
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Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the
malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION!
The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and use the provided shoulder strap. Carrying or holding the
camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
Take care not to get your finger caught in the cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate the camcorder,
as they are particularly susceptible to this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious damage to the
camcorder.
CAUTION!
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to the camcorder and leaving the unit on top of the TV is not
recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.
IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Read these instructions.
(2) Keep these instructions.
(3) Heed all warnings.
(4) Follow all instructions.
(5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
(6) Clean only with dry cloth.
(7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
(8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
(9) Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
(10) Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
(11) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
(12) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
䡲 This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette, SD Memory Card and MultiMediaCard.
” and memory cards marked “
” or “
” can be used with this
Only cassettes marked “
unit.
Before recording an important scene . . .
..... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark
..... make sure you only use memory cards with the mark
.
or
.
..... 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.)
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PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
or
Memory Card 8 MB
(Already inserted in
the camcorder)
Lens Cap (See below
for attachment)
Battery Pack BN-V408U
AC Adapter AP-V11U or AP-V13U
Audio/Video Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to
RCA plug)
Editing Cable
USB Cable
CD-ROM
Core Filter
Shoulder Strap
AAA (R03)
Battery x 2
(for remote
control unit)
(for optional
S-Video cable
墌 pg. 6 for
attachment)
1
3
+
Tab
–
2
+
–
Remote
Control Unit
RM-V717U
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.
HOW TO ATTACH THE LENS CAP
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in the illustration.
NOTE:
To confirm the lens cap is on correctly make sure the cap is flush to the camera.
1 Make sure the arrow (▲) is
2
3
pointing upward.
Arrow
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HOW TO ATTACH THE CORE FILTER
Attach the Core Filter(s) (if provided with your model 墌 pg. 5) to an optional cable(s). The Core Filter reduces
interference.
1
2
Stopper
Release the
stoppers on both
ends of the Core
Filter.
3
3 cm
Wind once
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.
Close the Core Filter until it
clicks shut.
NOTE:
Take care not to damage the cable.
䡲 When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder.
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION
Automatic Demonstration takes place when
“DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” (factory-preset).
䡲 Automatic Demonstration starts when there is no operation for
about 3 minutes after the Power Switch u 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 3 minutes after that, the demonstration will resume.
䡲 “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is
turned off.
䡲 To cancel Automatic Demonstration:
1. Set the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing down the Lock
Button y located on the switch and press the MENU/VOLUME
wheel % in. The Menu Screen appears.
2. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select “
(SYSTEM)”
and press it.
3. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select “DEMO MODE”
and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
4. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select “OFF” and press
it.
5. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select “ RETURN”,
and press it twice. The normal screen appears.
%
y
u
Sub Menu
S Y S TEM
D EMO MODE – OF F
ON
RETURN
NOTE:
If you do not detach the Lens Cap, you cannot see the actual changes of the Automatic Demonstration activated on
the LCD monitor or viewfinder.
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#
Power
t
u
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
1
With the arrow on the battery pack pointing upward,
push the battery pack slightly against the battery pack
mount #, then slide up the battery pack until it locks in
place.
Arrow
2
Set the Power Switch u to “OFF (CHARGE)”.
Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder.
3
Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The POWER/
CHARGE lamp t on the camcorder blinks to indicate
charging has started.
4 When the POWER/CHARGE lamp t goes off,
Battery pack
To DC
connector
W
AC Adapter
charging is finished. Unplug the AC Adapter from the
AC outlet. Disconnect the AC Adapter from the
camcorder.
To Detach The Battery Pack:
Slide the battery pack down slightly while sliding down
BATT. RELEASE W to detach it.
Battery pack
To AC outlet
ATTENTION
Charging time
BN-V408U
approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BN-V416U (optional)
approx. 3 hrs.
BN-V428U (optional)
approx. 5 hrs.
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.
INFORMATION
Charging times are for a fully discharged battery pack.
The extended-use battery pack kit is a set composed of
a battery pack and AC Power Adapter/Charger:
USING THE BATTERY PACK
Perform step 1 of “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK”.
Approximate recording time
VU-V840 KIT : BN-V840U battery pack & AA-V15U AC
Power Adapter/Charger
VU-V856 KIT : BN-V856U battery pack & AA-V80U AC
Power Adapter/Charger
LCD monitor on
Viewfinder on
BN-V408U
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 40 min.
BN-V416U
(optional)
2 hrs. 30 min.
3 hrs. 30 min.
Read the kit's instruction manual before using.
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.
BN-V428U
(optional)
4 hrs. 20 min.
6 hrs. 20 min.
NOTES:
BN-V840U
(optional)
5 hrs. 20 min.
7 hrs. 30 min.
BN-V856U
(optional)
8 hrs. 10 min.
11 hrs. 10 min.
Battery pack
USING AC POWER
Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder as shown in
the following illustration.
• The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
● If the protective cap is attached to the battery pack,
remove it first.
● During charging, the camcorder cannot be operated.
● Charging is not possible if the wrong type of battery is
used.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time or after
a long storage period, the POWER/CHARGE lamp t
may not light. Remove the battery pack from the
camcorder, then try charging again.
● If a fully-charged battery’s operation time remains
extremely short, the battery is worn out. Please purchase
a new one.
● Recording time is reduced significantly when Zoom or
Record-Standby mode is engaged repeatedly or 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.
Continued on next page.
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● Since the AC Adapter processes electricity internally,
it becomes warm during use. Be sure to use it only in
well-ventilated areas.
● The following operation stops charging:
• Set the Power Switch u to “PLAY”, “ ” or “ ”.
• Disconnect the AC Adapter from the camcorder.
• Unplug the AC Adapter from the AC outlet.
• Detach the battery from the camcorder.
● This camcorder will be automatically turned off if its power
is supplied from the AC adapter and about 5 minutes pass
since it has entered into the recording standby mode with
a cassette inserted. If, under those conditions, the battery
is attached to the camcorder, its charging will start.
● Using the optional AA-V40U AC Power Adapter/Charger,
you can charge the BN-V408U/V416U/V428U battery
pack without the camcorder. However, it cannot be used
as an AC adapter.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC
Adapter near a radio.
● Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°C
and 35°C (50°F and 95°F). 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F)
is the ideal temperature range for charging. If the
environment is too cold, charging may be incomplete.
● Charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and the status of the battery pack.
Grip Adjustment
1 Separate the Velcro strip.
2 Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the
grip.
3 Adjust your thumb and fingers through the grip, to
easily operate the Recording Start/Stop button e and
Power Switch u and Power Zoom Lever &. Be sure to
fasten the Velcro strip to your preference.
&
u
e
About Batteries
Viewfinder Adjustment
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.
1 Set the Power Switch u to “
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.
2 Pull out the viewfinder fully and adjust it manually for
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but have a large
power capacity. However, when one is exposed to cold
temperatures (below 10°C/50°F), its usage time
becomes shorter and it may cease to function. If this
happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or other
warm, protected place for a short time, then re-attach it
to the camcorder. As long as the battery pack itself is
not cold, it should not affect performance.
” or “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch.
best viewability.
3 Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control w until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
PAUSE
(If you’re using a heating pad, make sure the battery
pack does not come in direct contact with it.)
w
Lithium-ion is vulnerable in colder temperatures.
y
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u
Shoulder Strap Attachment
1
Thread the strap through the eyelet r, then fold it
back and thread it through the buckle. Repeat the
procedure to attach the other end of the strap to the
other eyelet r located under the Grip Strap. Confirm
the strap is not twisted.
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject
a cassette.
1 Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT E 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.
r
3 Close the cassette holder cover firmly until it locks
into place.
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.
Tripod Mounting
CAUTION
When attaching the camcorder to a tripod, extend its
legs to stabilize the camcorder. It is not advised to use
small sized tripods. This may cause damage to the unit
by falling over.
Make sure the
window side
is facing out.
Cassette holder
1
To attach the camcorder to a tripod, align the
direction stud and screw to the mounting socket p and
stud hole o on the camcorder. Then tighten the screw
clockwise. Some tripods are not equipped with studs.
Cassette
holder
cover
E
p
o
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
Recording mode
Tape
30 min.
SP
LP
30 min.
45 min.
60 min.
60 min.
90 min.
80 min.
80 min.
120 min.
NOTES:
● The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power
supply is attached.
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● It takes a few seconds for the cassette holder to open. Do
not apply force.
● There may be a delay after you open the cassette holder
cover until the cassette holder opens. Do not use 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.
● Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes automatically. Wait until it recedes completely before closing 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 14 for information about recording from
the middle of a tape.
Date/Time Settings
The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all times, but
its display can be turned on or off during playback
(墌 pg. 31).
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CAME RA D I SPLAY
CAME RA D I SPLAY
BR I GHT
ON SCRE E N – LCD / TV
DATE / T I ME – AU T O
T I ME CODE – O F F
D E C 25 ’03
CLOCK
ADJ .
5 : 30 PM
CLOCK
ADJ .
D E C 25 ’03
5 : 30 PM
RETURN
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t
y
u
Recording Mode Setting
Set the tape recording mode depending on your
preference.
1 Set the Power Switch u to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch, and
open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder
fully. The POWER/CHARGE lamp t lights and the
camcorder is turned on.
Set the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch, and
open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder
fully. The POWER/CHARGE lamp t lights and the
camcorder is turned on.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
2
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select “REC
Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in to access
the Menu Screen.
Screen appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
(CAMERA)” and press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
MODE” and press it. The Sub Menu appears. Select
“SP” or “LP” by rotating the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
and press it. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to
select “ RETURN”, and press it twice. The Menu
Screen closes.
“CLOCK ADJ.”. Press it and “month” is highlighted.
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to input the
month. Press it. Repeat to input the day, year, hour and
minute. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“ RETURN”, and press it twice. The Menu Screen
closes.
NOTES:
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
(CAMERA DISPLAY)” and press it.
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 (month), the clock stops. When you finish
setting the minute and press the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
in, the date and time begin operation from the date and
time you just set.
• Audio Dubbing and Insert Editing (墌 pg. 39) are
possible on tapes recorded in the SP mode.
• “LP” (Long Play) is more economical, providing
1.5 times the recording time.
● 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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Loading A Memory Card
Picture Quality/Image Size Setting
The provided memory card is already inserted in the
camcorder when you receive the camcorder.
1 Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
2 Press the Monitor Open button i and open the
LCD monitor, then open the card cover (MEMORY
CARD) Q.
3 Insert the memory card clipped edge first.
• Do not touch the terminal on the reverse side of the
label.
4
To close the card cover Q, push it until you hear a
click.
To Unload A Memory Card:
In step 3 push the memory card, which then comes out
of the camcorder automatically. Pull it out and close the
card cover Q.
The Picture Quality/Image Size can be selected to best
match your needs. Refer to the chart on page 18 for
your selection.
1 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”, then set
the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch. The POWER/
CHARGE lamp t lights and the camcorder turns on.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
(DSC)” and press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“QUALITY” and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired mode and press it.
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“IMAGE SIZE” and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired mode and press it.
i
6 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“ RETURN”, and press it twice. The Menu Screen
closes.
%
Q
t
Label
Clipped edge
Memory card
y
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. 22.
u
Display
DSC
QUAL I TY
– F I NE
I MAGE S I ZE – 1 02 4 X7 6 8
REC SELECT –
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 recognize whether or not the card is
installed.
RETURN
NOTE:
In the 1024 x 768 mode, images are shot in 720 x 480
pixels and they are converted and stored in the 1024 x 768
file size.
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Basic Recording
%
Perform the procedures listed below before continuing.
● Power (墌 pg. 7)
● Grip Adjustment (墌 pg. 8)
● Viewfinder Adjustment (墌 pg. 8)
● Load A Cassette (墌 pg. 9)
● Recording Mode Setting (墌 pg. 10)
1
Remove the lens cap.
Press the Monitor Open button i, open the LCD
monitor and set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”.
e
2 Set the Power Switch u to “
During shooting
t
” or “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch.
180°
Shooting while using the LCD monitor: Open the
LCD monitor fully.
OFF (CHARGE)
PLAY
Shooting while using the viewfinder: Pull out the
viewfinder fully.
• The POWER/CHARGE lamp t lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE”
6 is displayed.
• The image will not appear simultaneously on the LCD
monitor and the viewfinder. See “PRIORITY” in the
SYSTEM Menu (墌 pg. 30).
3 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button e. “
90°
”
3, 6 appears and the tally lamp 3 lights while
recording is in progress.
y
u
i
4
Display
0 h 2 5m
1h30m
( Now
calculating )
1h30m
Tape remaining time
indicator (Approximate)
1h29m
0h03m
• To Stop Recording, press the Recording Start/Stop
Button e. The camcorder re-enters the RecordStandby mode.
0h02m (Blinking)
To Adjust The Brightness Of The Display
0h00m (Blinking)
1. Make sure the Power Switch u is set to “ ” and
open the LCD monitor fully, then press the MENU/
VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu Screen appears.
2. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
(CAMERA DISPLAY)” and press it.
3. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“BRIGHT” and press it. The Menu Screen closes and
the bright level indicator t appears on the display.
• To cancel, press the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
again so that the bright level indicator t disappears.
4. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % until the bright
level indicator moves and the appropriate brightness
is reached, then press it. The bright level indicator t
disappears.
• It is also possible to adjust the brightness of the
viewfinder by closing the LCD monitor, pulling out
the viewfinder and adjusting as described above.
0h01m (Blinking)
NOTES:
● 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. 14).
● To turn the tally lamp 3 or beep sounds off,
墌 pg. 30.
● When you use the LCD monitor outdoors in direct
sunlight, the LCD monitor may be difficult to see. If this
happens, use the viewfinder instead.
● Black spots or bright spots of light (red, green or blue)
may appear constantly on the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder (墌 pg. 42).
● When the Recording Start/Stop button e is pressed, it
may take a few seconds before actual recording starts.
“
” 3 starts rotating when the camcorder actually
starts recording.
● The time required to calculate and display the remaining
tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary
according to the type of tape used.
● “TAPE END” appears when the tape reaches its end, and
the power goes off automatically if left in this condition for
5 minutes. “TAPE END” also appears when a cassette at
its end is loaded.
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Journalistic Shooting
Zooming
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).
To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous
change in image magnification.
Zoom In
Slide the Power Zoom Lever & towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Slide the Power Zoom Lever & towards “W”.
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.
Operation Mode
Choose the appropriate operation mode according to
your preference using the Power Switch u and VIDEO/
DSC Switch 4.
Power Switch Position
:
Allows you to set various recording functions using the
Menus. If you want more creative capabilities than Full
Auto recording, try this mode.
(Full Auto):
Allows you to record using NO special effects or manual
adjustments. Suitable for standard recording.
OFF (CHARGE):
Allows you to switch off the camcorder.
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. 26), then zoom
in or out in Record mode.
● Zooming is possible to a maximum of 700X, or it can be
switched to 16X magnification using the optical zoom
(墌 pg. 28).
● Zoom magnification of over 16X 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 when the VIDEO/DSC
Switch 4 is set to “DSC” (墌 “VIDEO/DSC Switch
Position”).
● Macro shooting (as close as approx. 5 cm (2") 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 29.
&
PLAY:
• Allows you to play back a recording on the tape.
• Allows you to access data stored on the memory card
or to transfer a still image stored on the memory card
to a computer.
4
VIDEO/DSC Switch Position
VIDEO:
• Allows you to record on a tape or play back a tape.
If “REC SELECT” is set to “
/
” in the DSC
Menu Screen, still images are recorded on the
memory card as well.
• Zoom magnification over 16X is available (墌 pg. 13,
28).
u
DSC:
Allows you to record on a memory card or access data
stored on a memory card.
Power-Linked Operation
When the Power Switch u is set to “
” or “ ”, you can
also turn on/off the camcorder by opening/closing the LCD
monitor or pulling out/pushing in the viewfinder.
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Time Code
Normal Playback
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. 36 – 38),
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” in the following cases;
• When shooting again after playing back a recorded
tape.
• When power shuts off during shooting.
• When a tape is removed and re-inserted during
shooting.
• When shooting using a partially recorded tape.
• When shooting on a blank portion located partway
through the tape.
• When shooting again after shooting a scene then
opening/closing the cassette holder cover.
Display
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch. To start playback,
press 4/6 7.
• To stop playback temporarily (Still Playback), press
4/6 7.
• To stop playback, press 5 5.
• Press 2 6 to rewind, or 3 8 to fast-forward the
tape during Stop mode.
• High-speed picture search (Shuttle Search) is
possible by pressing 2 6 or 3 8 during playback
(holding 2 6 or 3 8 down during playback
continues search until released).
• Press the Zoom Button T Y on the remote control to
zoom in (up to 44X), or W T to zoom out. You can
also magnify a particular part of an image (墌 pg. 35).
• At any time, pressing 4/6 7 resumes normal
playback.
Slow-Motion Playback/Playback Special Effects/
Playback Zoom:
Available only with the remote control (墌 pg. 35)
To Control The Speaker Volume:
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % so that the
volume level indicator T on the display moves to obtain
the appropriate volume.
ATTENTION
Minutes
Seconds
12 : 34 : 24
1 Load a tape (墌 pg. 9).
2 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
Frames
(30 frames = 1 second)
During Shuttle Search, parts
of the picture may not be
clearly visible, particularly on
the left side of the screen.
Frames are not displayed
during recording.
RECORDING FROM THE MIDDLE OF A TAPE
Play back a tape or use Blank Search (墌 pg. 15) to
find the spot at which you want to start recording, then
engage the Still Playback mode (墌 pg. 14, “Normal
Playback”).
1
2 Set the Power Switch u to “
” or “ ” while
pressing down the Lock Button y 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. 31).
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6
5
7
8
Blank Search
% &
Helps you find where you should start recording in the
middle of a tape to avoid time code interruption
(墌 pg. 14).
1 Load a tape (墌 pg. 9).
2 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch.
3 Press BLANK SEARCH *.
4
Speaker
u
• “BLANK SEARCH” Q appears 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.
To cancel Blank Search midway . . .
..... press 5 5.
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 u
to “OFF (CHARGE)”, then to “PLAY”.
● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD monitor,
viewfinder or on a connected TV (墌 pg. 16).
● 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.
● If still playback continues for more than about 3 minutes,
the camcorder’s Stop mode is automatically engaged.
● When 4/6 7 is pressed to engage still playback, the
image may not pause immediately while the camcorder
stabilizes the still image.
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.
*
y
u
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Connections
These are some basic types of connections. When
making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV
instruction manuals.
To AV (
1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as shown
Connector
cover*
in the illustration.
If using a VCR . . . go to step 3.
If not . . . go to step 4.
To
S-VIDEO q
3 Connect the VCR output to the TV input, referring to
Audio/Video
cable
(provided)
your VCR’s instruction manual.
4 Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
5 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 (墌 pg. 30, 32).
Or, press DISPLAY U on the remote control to
turn on/off the date indication.
• Time Code
..... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (墌 pg. 31, 32).
• Indications other than date/time and time code
..... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD”, “LCD/TV” or “OFF” in
the Menu Screen (墌 pg. 30, 32).
S-Video cable
(optional)
Yellow to
VIDEO IN***
Red to
AUDIO R IN**
To S-VIDEO IN
White to
AUDIO L IN**
To TV or VCR
TV
VCR
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack (墌 pg. 7).
● To monitor the picture and sound from the camcorder
without inserting a tape or memory card, set the
camcorder’s Power Switch u to “ ” or “ ”, then set
your TV to the appropriate input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound when the
camcorder is turned on.
● 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.
● If no image is displayed or no sound is heard from the TV,
set “S/AV INPUT” to “OFF” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 31).
● While the Audio/Video cable is connected to the AV
connector, sound cannot be heard from the speaker.
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
** The Audio cable is not required for watching still images
only.
*** Connect when an S-Video cable is not used.
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Basic Shooting (Snapshot)
^
You can use your camcorder as a digital still camera for
taking snapshots.
Perform the procedures listed below before continuing.
● Power (墌 pg. 7)
● Grip Adjustment (墌 pg. 8)
● Viewfinder Adjustment (墌 pg. 8)
● Loading A Memory Card (墌 pg. 11)
● Picture Quality/Image Size Setting (墌 pg. 11)
4
1 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”, then set
the Power Switch u to “ ” or “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch. Open
the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
y
u
2 Press SNAPSHOT ^. “PHOTO” y appears while
the snapshot is being taken.
The image is recorded on the memory card.
Image Size 墌 pg. 11
Shooting icon 墌 pg. 50, 51
• Still images are recorded in the snapshot mode with
no frame.
To Delete Unwanted Still Images . . .
..... when unwanted still images are stored in the
memory card or its memory is full, refer to
“Deleting Files” (墌 pg. 20) 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
(墌 pg. 30). The sound is no longer heard from the
speaker.
Card icon 墌 pg. 50, 51
1024
15
Remaining number of shots
墌 pg. 50, 51
(Approximate Number of
Storable Images 墌 pg. 18)
Display
Picture Quality 墌 pg. 11
NOTES:
● Even if “DIS” is set to “ON” (墌 pg. 29), the Stabilizer will
be disabled.
● If Snapshot recording is not possible, “PHOTO” y blinks
when SNAPSHOT ^ is pressed.
● If Program AE with special effects (墌 pg. 23) 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 u is set to “ ” or “ ” and power is
supplied from the battery pack, the camcorder shuts off
automatically to save power. To perform shooting again,
close the LCD monitor and re-open it. When using the
viewfinder, push back it in and pull it out again.
● The Motor Drive mode (墌 pg. 25) is disabled when the
VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “DSC”.
● Still images taken are compliant to DCF (Design rule for
Camera File system). They do not have any compatibility
with devices which are not compliant to DCF.
To Protect Valuable Files (available only for SD
Memory Card) . . .
Write/erase
protection tab
..... slide the write/erase protection tab on the side
of the memory card in the direction of “LOCK”.
This prevents the memory card from being
recorded over. To record on this memory card,
slide the tab back to the position opposite to
“LOCK” before loading it.
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Approximate Number of Storable Images
Image Size/
Picture
Quality
Normal Playback
SD Memory Card (optional)
1 Load a memory card (墌 pg. 11).
2 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”, then set
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
1024 x 768/
FINE
20
45
95
190
1024 x 768/
STANDARD
65
145
310
605
• A stored image is displayed.
640 x 480/
FINE
45
95
205
405
6 to display the previous image.
640 x 480/
STANDARD
160
295
625
1215
Approximate Number of Storable Images
Image Size/
Picture
Quality
MultiMediaCard
8MB*
16MB**
32MB**
1024 x 768/
FINE
24
48
100
1024 x 768/
STANDARD
75
160
320
640 x 480/
FINE
55
105
215
640 x 480/
STANDARD
190
320
645
* Provided ** Optional
NOTE:
The number of storable images depends on the selected
picture quality as well as the composition of the subjects in
the images and the type of memory card being used.
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y.
3 Press 3 8 to display the next image, or press 2
To Magnify The Stored Images
Press the Zoom Button T Y on the remote control to
zoom in (up to 44X), or W T to zoom out. You can also
magnify a particular part of an image (墌 pg. 35). By
pressing 4/6 7, 3 8, 2 6, INDEX !, INFO 0
magnification returns to normal instantly.
To Adjust The Brightness Of The Display
1. Make sure the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to
“DSC” and the Power Switch u is set to “ ”, then
press the MENU/VOLUME wheel %.
2. Perform steps 3 and 4 of “To Adjust The Brightness
Of The Display” on page 12.
NOTES:
● Pressing INFO 0 gives you details on the displayed file
(墌 pg. 19, “Viewing File Information”).
● You can also overview several files at a time
(墌 pg. 19, “Index Playback”).
● You can turn off the on-screen playback display
(墌 pg. 19, “Removing On-Screen Display”).
● Images shot in a file size that is not compatible with this
camcorder 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-DVM70) that
are not compatible with DCF cannot be viewed with this
camcorder; “UNSUPPORTED FILE!” will be displayed.
[For Normal Playback]
To display the
next image
To display the
previous image
100 - 0010
100 - 0011
Display
[For Auto Playback]
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6
5
Viewing File Information
7
8
&
%
y
You can get the relevant file information by pressing the
INFO button 0 during normal playback or Index
playback.
u
Info Screen
FOL DER
F I LE
DA T E
S I ZE
QUA L I T Y
P RO T E C T
OFF (CHARGE)
PLAY
: 1 0 0 J V CGR
: DVC 0 0 0 1 0
: MAR 2 7 ’ 0 3
: 1 0 2 4X7 6 8
: F I NE
: OF F
4 0!
: Folder name (墌 pg. 22)
: File name (墌 pg. 22)
: Date the file was made
: Image size (墌 pg. 11)
: Picture quality (墌 pg. 11)
: When set to ON, the file is protected from
accidental erasure (墌 pg. 20).
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Normal Playback”
FOLDER
FILE
DATE
SIZE
QUALITY
PROTECT
2 Press 4/6 7.
• Press INFO 0 again to close the Info Screen.
• If you press 2 6 during Auto Playback, images are
displayed in descending order.
• If you press 3 8 during Auto Playback, images are
displayed in ascending order.
NOTE:
Auto Playback
You can run through all the images stored on memory
automatically.
(墌 pg. 18).
3 To end Auto Playback, press 5 5.
With images shot with another device or processed on a
PC, “QUALITY: – – –” will be displayed.
Removing On-Screen Display
NOTE:
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.
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Normal Playback”
(墌 pg. 18).
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
to select “DISPLAY”, then press it.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
Index Playback
You can view several different files stored on the
memory card at a time. This browsing capability makes
it easy to locate a particular file you want.
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Normal Playback”
“OFF”, then press it. The operation mode indicator,
folder/file number indicator and battery indicator (
disappear.
)
• To display the indicators again, select “ON” in step 3.
(墌 pg. 18).
2 Press INDEX !. The Index Screen appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to move the
frame to the desired file.
Operation
mode indicator
Folder and file
number indicator
100 - 0010
• Pressing 3 8 displays the next page and 2 6
displays the previous page.
• Pressing INFO 0 gives you details on the currently
selected file (墌 “Viewing File Information”).
Playback
Screen
4
Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The
selected file is displayed.
Selected image
Index number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Battery indicator
Index
Screen
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Protecting Files
Deleting Files
The Protect mode helps prevent the accidental erasure
of files.
Previously stored files can be deleted either one at a
time or all at once.
1 Load a memory card (墌 pg. 11).
2 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”, then set
1 Load a memory card (墌 pg. 11).
2 Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”, then set
• A stored file is displayed.
• A stored file is displayed.
3 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
3 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired mode.
desired mode.
CURRENT : Protects the currently displayed file.
PROT.ALL : Protects all files stored on the memory
card.
CURRENT : Deletes the currently displayed file.
ALL
: Deletes all files stored on the memory
card.
5 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The
5 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The
PROTECT Screen appears.
DELETE Screen appears.
• If you selected “CURRENT” in step 4, press 2 6 or
3 8 to select the desired file.
• If you selected “CURRENT” in step 4, press 2 6 or
3 8 to select the desired file.
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“EXECUTE” and press it.
6
6 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
• To cancel protection, select “RETURN”.
” mark appears, the selected file is
• If the “
protected and cannot be deleted (墌 “Protecting
Files”).
• To cancel deletion, select “RETURN”.
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch.
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
to select “PROTECT”, then press it.
NOTES:
● If the “
” mark appears, the currently displayed file is
protected.
● 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.
TO REMOVE PROTECTION
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 through 3
above.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired mode.
CURRENT : Removes protection from the currently
displayed file.
CANC.ALL : Removes protection from all files stored
on the memory card.
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch.
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
to select “DELETE”, then press it.
“EXECUTE” and press it.
NOTES:
● Protected files (墌 “Protecting Files”) 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.
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, initialize it. (墌 pg. 22)
5 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The
Display
PROTECT Screen appears.
• If you selected “CURRENT”, press 2 6 or 3 8 to
select the desired file.
6
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“EXECUTE” and press it.
• To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
MENU
PROTECT
DELETE
DPOF
NO . RESET
FORMAT
D I SPLAY
BR I GHT
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Menu Screen
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A
Tape To A Memory Card
Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a memory
card.
1 Load a memory card (墌 pg. 11) and cassette
(墌 pg. 9).
2
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y.
3 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears. Rotate it to select “
press it.
Setting Print Information
(DPOF Setting)
This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF (Digital
Print Order Format) standard in order to support future
systems such as automatic printing, 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”.
VIDEO” and
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
COPY” and press it. The Sub Menu
appears. Rotate it to select “ON” and press it. Selection
is complete.
5
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“ RETURN” and press it twice. The normal playback
screen reappears.
TO PRINT ALL STILL IMAGES
(ONE PRINT FOR EACH)
1 Set the VIDEO/DSC switch 4 to “DSC”, then set the
Power Switch u to “PLAY”, while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch.
• A stored file is displayed.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
6 To select a video image to be dubbed, start
playback by pressing 4/6 7. At the moment you find
the image you wish to dub, press it again to engage
Still Playback.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
7 To start dubbing, press SNAPSHOT ^. The
selected image is stored on the memory card.
“ALL 1” and press it. Selection is complete. The DPOF
Screen appears.
•“
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
” blinks during dubbing.
NOTES:
● If SNAPSHOT ^ is pressed in step 7 when a memory
card is not loaded, the message “COPYING FAILED” is
displayed.
● To change the Snapshot mode for dubbing, 墌 pg. 25.
● If an image recorded on the tape using the WIDE mode
(墌 pg. 29) is dubbed to a memory card, the WIDE mode
identifying signal is not dubbed with it.
● To use Playback Special Effects with a video image you
wish to dub, perform up to step 7 using the remote
control (墌 pg. 35).
● Images are dubbed in 640 x 480 pixels.
“DPOF” and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“EXECUTE” and press it. The normal playback screen
appears.
• To cancel selection, rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel
% to select “RETURN” and press it.
To Reset The Setting . . .
..... select “RESET” in step 4. The setting is reset to 0
for all still images.
TO PRINT BY SELECTING STILL IMAGES AND
NO. OF PRINTS
1 Perform steps 1 through 3 of “TO PRINT ALL STILL
IMAGES (ONE PRINT FOR EACH)”.
Display
V I DEO
46
2 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“CURRENT” and press it. Selection is complete. The
DPOF Screen appears.
3 Press 2 6 or 3 8 so that the image you wish to
COPY – OF F
ON
print appears.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to move the
highlight bar to the SHEETS number indication and
press it.
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5
Select the number of prints by rotating the MENU/
VOLUME wheel % and press it.
Repeat steps 3 through 5 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.
6
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“RETURN” and press it. Selection is complete. “SAVE?”
appears.
• If you did not change any settings in step 3 through 5,
the Menu Screen reappears.
7
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“EXECUTE”, then press it to save the setting you have
just made.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“EXECUTE”, then press it. The new folder (such as
“101JVCGR”) will be made and the file name of the
next shot starts from DVC00001.
Folder and File names
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.
Even if you delete an image file with a number in
the middle of range, the number will not be used for
a new shot; a gap will remain in the numerical
sequence. If the file name reaches DVC09999, a
new folder (such as “101JVCGR”) will be made and
the file name will start again from DVC00001.
• To cancel selection, rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel
% to select “CANCEL” and press it.
To Reset The No. Of Prints . . .
..... select “RESET” in step 4 of “TO PRINT ALL STILL
IMAGES (ONE PRINT FOR EACH)” on pg. 21.
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. For
safety, all buttons including the Power Switch u are
disabled in step 6.
NOTES:
● “BATTERY LOW” appears if the battery remaining power
is too low.
● 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 (墌 pg. 21).
Initializing A Memory Card
You can initialize a memory card anytime.
After initializing, all files and data stored on the
memory card, including those which have been
protected, are cleared.
1 Perform step 1 of “Making A New Folder”.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
to select “FORMAT” and press it. The FORMAT Screen
appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“EXECUTE” and press it. The memory card is
initialized. When initialization is finished, “NO IMAGES
STORED” appears.
• To cancel initialization, rotate the MENU/VOLUME
wheel % to select “RETURN” and press it.
Making A New Folder
CAUTION
New still pictures you are going to take can be
separated from previously shot pictures by resetting the
file name to DVC00001; these new pictures will be
stored in a new folder.
Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off
the camcorder) during initialization. Also, be sure to use
the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be
corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during
initialization. If the memory card becomes corrupted
initialize it.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”, then set
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch.
• A stored file is displayed.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears. Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel %
to select “NO. RESET”, then press it. The NO. RESET
Screen appears.
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NOTES:
Night-Alive
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.
1 Set the Power Switch u to “
” while pressing down
the Lock Button y located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2 Press NIGHT 0 so that the Night-Alive indicator
“
” * appears.
• The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to provide
up to 30 times sensitivity.
” * while the shutter speed is
• “A” appears beside “
being automatically adjusted.
To Deactivate Night-Alive . . .
..... press NIGHT 0 again so that the Night-Alive
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● During Night-Alive, 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. 23, 24).
• “GAIN UP” in the CAMERA Menu (墌 pg. 29).
• “DIS” in the MANUAL Menu (墌 pg. 29).
● During Night-Alive, it may be difficult to bring the
camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of manual
focus and/or a tripod is recommended.
Program AE With Special Effects
1 Set the Power Switch u to “
” while pressing down
the Lock Button y located on the switch. Open the
LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
● 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-Alive.
SHUTTER
1/60: The shutter speed is fixed at 1/60th of a second.
Black bands that usually appear when shooting a TV
screen become narrower.
1/100: The shutter speed is fixed at 1/100th of a
second. The flickering that occurs when shooting under
a fluorescent light or mercury-vapor lamp is reduced.
SPORTS
(Variable Shutter Speed: 1/250 – 1/4000)
This setting allows fast-moving
images to be captured one frame at
a time, for vivid, stable slow-motion
playback. The faster the shutter
speed, the darker the picture
becomes. Use the shutter function
under good lighting conditions.
SNOW
Compensates for subjects that may otherwise appear
too dark when shooting in extremely bright surroundings such as in the snow.
SPOTLIGHT
Compensates for subjects that may otherwise appear
too bright when shooting under extremely strong direct
lighting such as spotlights.
NOTE:
“SPOTLIGHT” has the same effect as –3 with the exposure
control (墌 pg. 26).
TWILIGHT
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
desired mode, then press it. Selection is complete.
Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in again. The
Menu Screen closes.
Makes evening scenes look more natural.
White Balance (墌 pg. 27) is initially set to
, but can
be changed to your desired setting. When Twilight is
chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus
from approx. 10 m (32 ft) to infinity. From less than 10 m
(32 ft), adjust the focus manually.
• The PROGRAM AE Menu disappears and the
selected mode is activated. The selected mode
indicator appears.
Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like old photos.
Combine this with the Cinema mode for a classic look.
“
PROGRAM AE”, then press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
To Deactivate The Selected Mode . . .
..... select “OFF” in step 4.
IMPORTANT
Some modes of Program AE with special effects
cannot be used with certain Fade/Wipe Effects
(墌 pg. 24). If an unusable mode is selected, its
indicator blinks or goes out.
SEPIA
MONOTONE
Like 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
Gives recorded scenes a strobe effect.
STROBE
Your recording looks like a series of consecutive
snapshots.
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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.
Fade or Wipe works when tape recording is started or
when you stop recording.
FADER — WHITE
Fade in or out with a white screen.
FADER — BLACK
Fade in or out with a black screen.
FADER — B.W
1
Fade in to a color screen from a black and white
screen, or fade out from color to black and white.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
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.
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
Screen appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
WIPE/FADER”, then press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired function, then press it. Selection is complete.
Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in again.
WIPE — CORNER
WIPE — WINDOW
The scene starts in the center of a black screen and
wipes in toward the corners, or comes in from the
corners, gradually wiping out to the center.
WIPE — SLIDE
• The WIPE/FADER Menu disappears and the effect is
reserved. The indicator representing the selected
effect appears.
Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out from left to right.
5 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button e to activate
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.
the Fade-in/out or Wipe-in/out.
To Deactivate The Selected Effect . . .
..... select “OFF” in step 4.
IMPORTANT
Some Fade/Wipe Effects cannot be used with certain
modes of Program AE with special effects (墌 pg. 23).
If an unusable Fade/Wipe Effect is selected, its
indicator blinks or goes out.
NOTE:
You can extend the length of a Fade or Wipe by pressing
and holding the Recording Start/Stop Button e.
WIPE — DOOR
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 center of a black screen toward the
top and bottom, or wipe out from the top and bottom
toward the center leaving a black screen.
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Snapshot (For Tape Recording)
This feature lets you record still images that look like
photographs onto a tape.
SNAPSHOT MODE SELECTION
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch. Open the LCD
monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
(CAMERA)”, then press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“SNAP MODE”, then press it.
5
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired Snapshot mode, then press it.
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“ RETURN” and press it twice. The Menu Screen
closes.
NOTES:
● To remove the shutter sound, 墌 “BEEP” on pg. 30.
● If Snapshot recording is not possible, “PHOTO” y blinks
when SNAPSHOT ^ is pressed.
● If Program AE with special effects (墌 pg. 23) is
engaged, certain modes of Program AE with special
effects are disabled during Snapshot recording. In such a
case, the icon blinks.
● If SNAPSHOT ^ is pressed when “DIS” is set to “ON”
(墌 pg. 29), the Stabilizer will be disabled.
● The Motor Drive mode is disabled when “REC SELECT”
is set to “
/
” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 31).
/
” in the DSC
● If “REC SELECT” is set to “
Menu Screen, still images are recorded on the memory
card as well (640 x 480 pixels).
● During tape playback as well, all snapshot modes are
available when “
COPY” is set to “OFF” in the
Menu Screen (墌 pg. 31). However, the shutter sound is
not heard.
● During Snapshot recording, the image displayed in the
viewfinder may be partially missing. However, there is no
effect in the recorded image.
● 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.
Auto Focus
FULL
Snapshot mode
with no frame
PIN-UP
Pin-Up mode
FRAME
Snapshot mode
with frame
There is the sound effect of a shutter closing.
SNAPSHOT RECORDING
1 Press SNAPSHOT ^. “PHOTO” y appears while
the snapshot is being taken.
If you press during Record-Standby . . .
..... “PHOTO” y appears and a still image will be
recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the
camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
If you press during Recording . . .
..... “PHOTO” y appears and a still image will be
recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the normal
recording resumes.
• Regardless of the Power Switch u position (“ ” or
“ ”), Snapshot recording takes place using the
selected Snapshot mode.
Motor Drive Mode
Keeping SNAPSHOT ^ pressed provides an effect
similar to serial photography. (Interval between still
images: approx. 1 second)
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers
continuous shooting ability from close-up (as close as
approx. 5 cm (2") to the subject) to infinity.
However, correct focus may not be obtainable in the
situations listed below (in these cases use manual
focusing):
• When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
• When illumination is low.*
• When the subject has no contrast (difference in
brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-color
wall, or a clear, blue sky.*
• When a dark object is barely visible in the viewfinder.*
• When the scene contains minute patterns or identical
patterns that are regularly repeated.
• When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
• When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear blinking:
, ,
and
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate focusing is not
possible. Keep the lens clean, wiping with a piece of soft
cloth if it gets dirty. When condensation occurs, wipe with
a soft cloth or wait for it to dry naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first
(墌 pg. 13). If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the
camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the
distance between the camcorder and the subject. This will
not occur when “TELE MACRO” (墌 pg. 29) is activated.
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Manual Focus
To obtain correct focus.
1 If you are using the viewfinder, you should already
have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments
(墌 pg. 8).
2
Set the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch, then
press FOCUS * (墌 pgs. 48 and 49). The manual
focus indicator appears.
3 To focus on a farther subject, rotate the MENU/
VOLUME wheel % towards “+”. “ ” o appears and
blinks.
To focus on a nearer subject, rotate the MENU/
VOLUME wheel % towards “–”. “ ” o appears and
blinks.
4 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. Focus
adjustment is complete.
To reset to Auto Focus, press FOCUS * twice or set
the Power Switch u to “ ”.
If FOCUS * is pressed once, the camcorder will enter
the focus adjustment mode again.
NOTES:
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto
position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you
focus in on a subject in the wide-angle position, sharply
focused images cannot be obtained when zoomed up
because the depth-of-field is reduced at longer focal
lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any further or
closer, “ ” or “ ” will blink.
Focus detection zone
Exposure Control
Manual exposure adjustment is recommended in the
following situations:
• When shooting using reverse lighting or when the
background is too bright.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
• When the background is overly dark or the subject
light.
1 Set the Power Switch u to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch. Open
the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
(EXPOSURE)”, then press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“MANUAL”, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears.
The exposure control indicator appears.
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % towards “+” to
brighten the image, or towards “–” to darken the image.
(maximum ±6)
6 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. Exposure
adjustment is complete.
To Return To Automatic Exposure Control . . .
..... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or, set the Power Switch
u to “ ”.
To Brighten The Subject Quickly . . .
..... press BACKLIGHT !.
) is displayed and the
subject is brightened. If pressed again,
)
disappears and the brightness returns to the
previous level.
• +3 exposure has the same effect as the BACKLIGHT
! Button.
• Using BACKLIGHT ! may cause the light around the
subject to become too bright and the subject to
become white.
• Backlight compensations is also available when the
Power Switch u is set to “ ”.
NOTE:
While focusing on
a further subject
While focusing on
a nearer subject
You cannot use the manual exposure control at the same
time with backlight, spotlight (墌 pg. 23) compensation and
“SNOW” (墌 pg. 23).
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3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
Iris Lock
Use this function in the following situations:
• When shooting a moving subject.
• When the distance to the subject changes (so its size
in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder changes), such
as when the subject is backing away.
• When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
• When shooting objects under a spotlight.
• When zooming.
When the subject is close, keep the iris locked. Even
when the subject moves away from you, the image will
not darken or brighten.
Before the following steps, perform steps 1
through 4 of “Exposure Control” (墌 pg. 26).
5
Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD monitor
or the viewfinder, then press and hold the MENU/
VOLUME wheel % for over 2 seconds. The exposure
control indicator ) and “ ” w appear. Press the
MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. “ ” w changes to “ ”
and the iris is locked.
To Return To Automatic Iris Control . . .
..... rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to display
“AUTO” then press it in step 4. The exposure
control indicator ) and “ ” w disappear. Or, set
the Power Switch u to “ ”.
To Lock The Exposure Control And The Iris . . .
..... after step 4 of “Exposure Control” (墌 pg. 26),
adjust the exposure rotating the MENU/VOLUME
wheel %. Then lock the iris in step 5 of “Iris Lock”.
For automatic locking, rotate the MENU/VOLUME
wheel % to select “AUTO”, then press it in step 4.
The iris becomes automatic after about 2 seconds.
Iris
Like the pupil of the human eye, it contracts in well-lit
environments to keep too much light from entering, and
dilates in dim environments to allow in more light.
“
(W.BALANCE)”, then press it.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired mode.
“AUTO”: White balance is adjusted automatically
(factory preset).
“
MWB”: White balance is set manually.
FINE”: Outdoors on a sunny day.
“
“
CLOUD”: Outdoors on a cloudy day.
HALOGEN”: A video light or similar type of lighting
“
is used.
5 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. Selection is
complete. Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in
again. The Menu Screen closes and the selected mode
indicator except “AUTO” appears.
To Return To Automatic White Balance . . .
..... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or, set the Power Switch
u to “ ”.
NOTE:
White balance cannot be used when Sepia or Monotone
(墌 pg. 23) is activated.
Manual White Balance Operation
Perform Manual White Balance when shooting under
various types of lighting.
1 Follow steps 1 through 4 of the white balance
adjustment, and select “
MWB”.
2 Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the lens.
Adjust zoom or position yourself so that the white paper
fills the screen.
3 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in until
begins blinking rapidly.
When the setting is completed,
blinking.
resumes normal
White Balance Adjustment
4 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in twice. The
A term that refers to the correctness of color
reproduction under various lighting. If the white balance
is correct, all other colors will be accurately
reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically.
However, more advanced camcorder operators control
this function manually to achieve a more professional
color/tint reproduction.
Menu Screen closes and the Manual White Balance
( is displayed.
indicator
1 Set the Power Switch u to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch. Open
the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
NOTES:
● In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white paper. In
such a case, adjust focus manually (墌 pg. 26).
● A subject can be shot under various types of lighting
conditions indoors (natural, flourescent, candlelight, etc.).
Because the color temperature is different depending on
the light source, the subject tint will differ depending on
the white balance settings. Use this function for a more
natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the setting is
retained even if the power is turned off or the battery
removed.
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WIPE/FADER
For Recording Menu
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the
more detailed camcorder settings (墌 pg. 28 – 31).
1
Set the Power Switch u to “ ” while pressing
down the Lock Button y located on the switch. Open
the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
Refer to “Fade/Wipe Effects” (墌 pg. 24).
PROGRAM AE
Refer to “Program AE With Special Effects” (墌 pg. 23).
EXPOSURE
Refer to “Exposure Control” and “Iris Lock” (墌 pg. 26,
27).
W.BALANCE
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired function menu, and press it.
4 Function menu setting depends on the function.
If you have selected “
WIPE/FADER”,
“
PROGRAM AE”, “
EXPOSURE” or
“
W. BALANCE” . . .
..... see the column on the right.
If you have selected “
CAMERA”, “
MANUAL”,
“
SYSTEM”, “
CAMERA DISPLAY” or
“
DSC” . . .
..... go to step 5.
Refer to “White Balance Adjustment” and “Manual
White Balance Operation” (墌 pg. 27).
CAMERA
Settings made in the “
CAMERA” Menu remain
effective whether the Power Switch u is set to “ ” or
“ ”. However, the menu settings can be changed only
when the Power Switch u is set to “ ”.
CAMERA
R EC MODE –
SOUND MODE – 12B I T
– 40X
Z OOM
S NAP MODE – FUL L
– AGC
GA I N UP
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired function and press it. The Sub Menu appears.
Then, rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
the parameter, and press it. Selection is complete.
6
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“ RETURN” and press it twice. The Menu Screen
closes.
• The
icon represents “END”.
RETURN
REC MODE
Allows you to set the tape recording mode ([SP] or LP)
depending on your preference (墌 pg. 10).
NOTE:
When the Menu Screen is left on for a couple of minutes, a
residual image may be left on the screen and it may take
several seconds for the residual image to disappear. This is
not due to any defect of the unit.
SOUND MODE
[12BIT]: Enables tape recording of stereo sound on
four separate channels, and is recommended for use
when performing audio dubbing. (Equivalent to the
32 kHz mode of previous models)
16BIT: Enables tape recording of stereo sound on
two separate channels. (Equivalent to the 48 kHz
mode of previous models)
ZOOM
16X: When set to “16X” while using digital zoom, the
zoom magnification will reset to 16X since digital
zoom will be disengaged.
[40X]: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally
processing and magnifying images, zooming is
possible from 16X (the optical zoom limit), to a
maximum of 40X digital magnification.
700X: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally
processing and magnifying images, zooming is
possible from 16X (the optical zoom limit), to a
maximum of 700X digital magnification.
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SNAP MODE
Refer to “Snapshot (For Tape Recording)” (墌 pg. 25).
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 (1/30 — 1/200 sec.). Shooting a subject in
low or poor lighting at 1/30 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.
MANUAL
The “
MANUAL” settings are effective only when the
Power Switch u is set to “ ”.
MANUAL
– ON
DIS
T ELE MACRO – OF F
W I DE MODE – OF F
W I ND CUT – OF F
RETURN
DIS
OFF: To turn off this function.
[ON
]: To compensate for unstable images caused
by camera-shake, particularly at high magnification.
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilization may not be possible if hand shake
is excessive, or 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.
” indicator ! blinks or goes out if the Stabilizer
● The “
cannot be used.
TELE MACRO
[OFF]: To turn off this function.
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 1m (3.3 ft.) 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 (2 ft.).
• Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go
out of focus.
WIDE MODE
[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 cut and the screen ratio
becomes 16:9.
2 appears. When using this
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.
• The “CINEMA” mode is effective only when the
VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “VIDEO”.
SQUEEZE
: For playback on TVs with an aspect
ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the image to fit the
2 appears. When
screen without distortion.
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.
• The “SQUEEZE” mode is effective only when the
VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “VIDEO”.
WIND CUT
[OFF]: Disengages the function which cuts down on
noise created by wind.
ON
: Helps cut down on noise created by wind.
“
” 7 appears. The quality of the sound will
change. This is normal.
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SYSTEM
“
SYSTEM” functions which are set when the Power
Switch u is set to “ ” are also applied when the
Power Switch u is set to “PLAY” (墌 pg. 31).
S Y S TEM
– MELODY
B EEP
– ON
T ALLY
– ON
R EMOTE
D EMO MODE – ON
P R I OR I TY – LCD
CAM RESET
RETURN
BEEP
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 (墌 pg. 17, 25).
[MELODY]: Instead of a beep, a melody sounds
when any operation is performed. It also activates the
shutter sound effect (墌 pg. 17, 25).
TALLY
OFF: The tally lamp remains off at all times.
[ON]: The tally lamp comes on to signal the start of
recording.
REMOTE
OFF: Disables the camcorder from receiving the
remote control's beam signals. The camcorder cannot
be operated by the remote control.
[ON]: Enables the camcorder to receive the remote
control’s beam signals.
DEMO MODE
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.
Demonstration starts in the following cases:
• When the Menu Screen is closed after “DEMO
MODE” is turned “ON”.
• With “DEMO MODE” set to “ON”, if there is no
operation for about 3 minutes after the Power
Switch u is set to “ ” or “ ” .
Performing any operation during the demonstration
stops the demonstration temporarily. If no operation is
performed for more than 3 minutes after that, the
demonstration will resume.
NOTES:
● If a 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”.
PRIORITY
[LCD]: When the LCD monitor is fully open, even if
the viewfinder is pulled out, the image is displayed
only on the LCD monitor; it will not be displayed in the
viewfinder.
FINDER: When the viewfinder is pulled out, even if
the LCD monitor is fully open, the image is displayed
only in the viewfinder; it will not be displayed on the
LCD monitor.
CAM RESET
[CANCEL]: Does not reset all settings to the
factory-preset.
EXECUTE: Resets all settings to the factory-preset.
CAMERA DISPLAY
• Settings made in the “
CAMERA DISPLAY” Menu
are effective only for video shooting.
• Settings made in the “
CAMERA DISPLAY” Menu
remain effective even when the Power Switch u is set
to “ ”. However, the menu settings can be changed
only when the Power Switch u is set to “ ”.
CAME RA D I SPLAY
BR I GHT
ON SCRE E N – LCD / TV
DATE / T I ME – AU T O
T I ME CODE – O F F
D E C 25 ’03
CLOCK
ADJ .
5 : 30 PM
RETURN
BRIGHT
墌 pg. 12, “To Adjust The Brightness Of The Display”
ON SCREEN
LCD: Keeps the camcorder’s display (except the date,
time and time code) from appearing on the connected
TV screen.
[LCD/TV]: Makes the camcorder’s display appear on
screen when the camcorder is connected to a TV.
DATE/TIME
OFF: The date/time does not appear.
[AUTO]: Displays the date/time for approx. 5
seconds in the following cases:
• When the Power Switch u is set from “OFF
(CHARGE)” to “ ” or “ ”.
• When tape playback starts. The camcorder displays
the date/time when scenes are recorded.
• When the date is changed during tape playback.
ON: The date/time is always displayed.
• The date indication can also be turned on/off by
pressing the DISPLAY Button U on the remote
control.
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VIDEO
TIME CODE
[OFF]: Time code is not displayed.
ON: Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on
the connected TV. Frame numbers are not displayed
during recording.
V I DEO
SOUND MOD E – STEREO
12B I T MOD E – SOUND 1
– O.O
SYNCHRO
REC MODE –
COPY – OF F
S / AV I NPUT – OF F
CLOCK ADJ.
Allows you to set the current date and time (墌 pg. 10).
DSC
RETURN
DSC
QUAL I TY
– F I NE
I MAGE S I ZE – 1 02 4 X7 6 8
REC SELECT –
RETURN
QUALITY , IMAGE SIZE
Refer to “Picture Quality/Image Size Setting”
(墌 pg. 11).
REC SELECT
[
]: When Snapshot recording is performed
with the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 set to “VIDEO”, still
images are recorded only onto the tape.
/
: When Snapshot recording is
performed with the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 set to
“VIDEO”, still images are recorded not only onto the
tape but also on the memory card (640 x 480 pixels).
In this mode, the “SNAP MODE” selection in the
CAMERA Menu is also applicable to memory card
recording.
For Playback Menu
The following procedure applies to all except Synchro
Comp (墌 pg. 38).
SOUND MODE
........ 墌 pg. 32, “Playback Sound”.
12BIT MODE
........ 墌 pg. 32, “Display”.
SYNCHRO
........ 墌 pg. 38, “For More
Accurate Editing”.
REC MODE
Allows you to set the tape recording mode ([SP] or
LP) depending on your preference (墌 pg. 10).
It is recommended you use “REC MODE” in the
“
VIDEO” Menu when using this camcorder as a
recorder during dubbing (墌 pg. 33, 34).
• “REC MODE” can be set when the Power Switch u is
set to “PLAY” or “ ” (墌 pg. 10, 28).
COPY
ON: Enables dubbing of images recorded on a tape
to a memory card (墌 pg. 21).
[OFF]: Enables snapshots to be taken during tape
playback.
S/AV INPUT
ON: Enables audio/video signal input from the AV
and S-VIDEO connectors (墌 pg. 33).
[OFF]: Enables audio/video signal output to a TV,
VCR, etc. via the AV and S-VIDEO connectors (墌
pg. 16, 33).
• When “S/AV INPUT” is set to “ON”, camcorder
playback cannot be viewed on the AV output.
1
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the
Lock Button y located on the switch.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu
Screen appears.
3
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired function menu, and press it.
SYSTEM
S Y S TEM
– MELODY
B EEP
– ON
T ALLY
– ON
R EMOTE
D EMO MODE – ON
P R I OR I TY – LCD
CAM RESET
4
Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired function, and press it to display the Sub Menu.
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select the
desired parameter and press it. Selection is complete.
6 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“ RETURN” and press it twice to close the Menu
Screen.
RETURN
Each setting is linked with “
SYSTEM”, which
appears when the Power Switch u is set to “ ”
(墌 pg. 30).
The parameters are the same as in the description on
pg. 30.
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VIDEO DISPLAY
• Settings made in the “
VIDEO DISPLAY” Menu are
effective only for tape playback.
V I DEO
BR I GH T
ON SCR E E N
DA TE / T I ME
T I ME COD E
D I SPLAY
– LCD
– OF F
– OF F
NOTES:
• 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.
• 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”.)
Display
RETURN
BRIGHT , DATE/TIME , TIME CODE
Refer to “
CAMERA DISPLAY” on page 30, 31.
The factory-preset of “DATE/TIME” in the “
VIDEO
DISPLAY” Menu is “OFF”.
12 b i t / SOUND1
L
ON SCREEN
OFF: Camcorder's display (except the date, time and
time code) is not shown on LCD or connected TV.
[LCD]: Camcorder's display is shown only on LCD
and not on connected TV (except the date, time and
time code).
LCD/TV: Camcorder's display is shown on both LCD
and connected TV.
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ON SCREEN setting:
For playback sound,
tape speed and tape
running.
DATE/TIME setting:
For date/time.
DEC 2 5 ’ 0 3
5 : 3 0 PM
TIME CODE setting:
For time code.
Playback Sound
During tape 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. 31, select “SOUND MODE” or
“12BIT MODE” from the Menu Screen and set it to the
desired parameter.
Minutes
Seconds
Frames*
12 : 34 : 24
* 30 frames = 1 second
SOUND MODE
[STEREO
]: Sound is output on both “L” and “R”
channels in stereo.
SOUND L : Sound from the “L” channel is output.
SOUND R : Sound from the “R” channel is output.
12BIT MODE
MIX: Original and dubbed sounds are combined and
output in stereo on both “L” and “R” channels.
[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.
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Dubbing To Or From A VCR
2. Set “S/AV INPUT” to “ON” and set “REC MODE” to
“SP” or “LP” (墌 pg. 31).
To Use This Camcorder As A Player
3. Connect the cables as shown in the illustration and
load a cassette to record on.
1
4. Press the Recording Start/Stop button e to
engage the Record-Pause mode. “ AV. IN ” appears
on the screen.
Following the illustration, connect the camcorder
and the VCR. Also refer to pg. 16.
2
Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the camcorder’s Power Switch u to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch, turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the VCR.
3 Engage the VCR’s AUX and Record-Pause modes.
4 Engage the camcorder’s Play mode to find a spot
just before the edit-in point. Once it is reached, press
4/6 7 on the camcorder.
5 Press 4/6 7 on the camcorder and engage the
VCR’s Record mode.
5. Press the Recording Start/Stop button e to start
recording.
3 rotates.
6. Press the Recording Start/Stop button e again to
engage the Record-Pause mode.
3 stops
rotating.
NOTES:
● After dubbing, set “S/AV INPUT” back to “OFF”.
● Analog signals can be converted to digital signals with
this procedure.
● It is also possible to dub from another camcorder.
6 Engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode and press
4/6 7 on the camcorder.
7
7 Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing, then
4
stop the VCR and camcorder when finished.
NOTES:
● As the camcorder starts to play your footage it will appear
on your TV. This will confirm the connections and the AUX
channel for dubbing purposes.
● Before you start dubbing, make sure that the indications
do not appear on the connected TV. If they do, they are
being recorded onto the new tape.
To AV (
Connector
cover*
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 (墌 pg. 30, 32).
Or, press DISPLAY U on the remote control to
turn on/off the date indication.
• Time Code
..... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (墌 pg. 31, 32).
• Indications other than date/time and time code
..... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD”, “LCD/TV” or “OFF” in
the Menu Screen (墌 pg. 30, 32).
Audio/
Video cable
(provided)
To
S-VIDEO q
S-Video cable
(optional)
To S-VIDEO
IN or OUT
Yellow to VIDEO**
IN or OUT
Red to AUDIO
R IN or OUT
White to
AUDIO L
IN or OUT
TV
VCR
To Use This Camcorder As A Recorder
1. Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set
the camcorder’s Power Switch u to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch.
* When connecting the cables, open this cover.
** Connect when an S-Video cable is not used.
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Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit
Equipped With A DV Connector
(Digital Dubbing)
It is also possible to copy recorded scenes from this
camcorder onto another video unit equipped with a DV
connector. Since a digital signal is sent, there is little if
any image or sound deterioration.
To Use This Camcorder As A Player
1
Make sure all units are turned off. Connect this
camcorder to a video unit equipped with a DV input
connector using a DV cable as shown in the illustration.
2 Set this camcorder’s VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to
“VIDEO”, then the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch, turn on the video unit’s power, and insert the
appropriate cassettes in this camcorder and the video
unit.
5. Press the Recording Start/Stop button e to start
recording.
3 rotates.
6. Press the Recording Start/Stop button e again to
engage the Record-Pause mode.
3 stops
rotating.
NOTES:
● Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode recorded
on the original tape, regardless of the current “SOUND
MODE” setting (墌 pg. 28).
● During Digital Dubbing, incoming signals cannot be
output through the video or audio connectors if they are
copy-guarded.
7
4
e
3 Press 4 7 to play back the source tape.
4 While watching the playback on the monitor, engage
the DV connector-equipped video unit’s record mode
from the spot on the source tape you want to begin
recording.
To DV @
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack (墌 pg. 7).
● If the remote control is used when both the player and
recorder are JVC video units, both units will perform the
same operation. To prevent this from happening, press
the buttons on both units.
● If a blank portion or disturbed image is played back on
the player during dubbing, the dubbing may stop so that
an unusual image is not dubbed.
● Even though the DV cable is connected correctly,
sometimes the image may not appear in step 4. If this
occurs, turn off the power and make connections again.
● If “Playback Zoom” (墌 pg. 14, 35), “Playback Special
Effects” (墌 pg. 35) or “Snapshot” is attempted during
playback, only the original playback image recorded on
the tape is output from the DV connector @.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional
JVC VC-VDV204U DV cable.
y
Core filter
DV cable
(optional)
u
Core filter
To DV
IN/OUT
Video unit equipped
with DV connector
To Use This Camcorder As A Recorder
1. Set this camcorder’s VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to
“VIDEO”, then the Power Switch u to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch.
2. Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP” in the Menu
Screen (墌 pg. 31).
3. Connect the DV cable as shown in the illustration
and load a cassette to record on.
4. Press the Recording Start/Stop button e to
engage the Record-Pause mode. “ DV. IN ” appears
on the screen.
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Make sure “REMOTE” in the SYSTEM Menu is set
to “ON” (墌 pg. 30) and the remote control is
pointed at the remote sensor 1. The transmitted
beam’s approximate effective distance for indoor
use is 5m (16ft).
Playback Special Effects
To allow you to add creative effects to the playback
image.
1 To start playback, press PLAY (4) D.
2 Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor and press EFFECT f. The PLAYBACK
EFFECT Select Menu appears.
Slow-Motion Playback
To allow slow-speed search in either direction during
tape playback.
1 To change from normal to Slow-Motion Playback,
3 Move the highlight bar to the desired effect by
pressing EFFECT f. The selected function is activated
and after 2 seconds the menu disappears.
䡲 To stop Slow-Motion Playback, press PLAY (4) D.
䡲 To deactivate the selected effect, press EFFECT ON/
OFF d on the remote control. Pressing it again reactivates the selected effect.
䡲 To change the selected effect, repeat from step 2
above.
NOTES:
NOTE:
● You can also engage Slow-Motion Playback from Still
Playback by pressing SLOW P O more than approx.
2 seconds.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, due to digital image
processing, the picture may take on a mosaic effect.
● After SLOW (9) P or (0) O is pressed and held, the still
image may be displayed for a few seconds, followed by a
blue screen for a few seconds. This is not a malfunction.
● There may be a small margin between the slow-motion
playback start point you chose and the actual start point
for Slow-Motion Playback.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, there will be disturbances
in video and the picture may seem unstable, especially
with steady images. This is not a malfunction.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, press PAUSE (6) H to
pause playback.
The effects that can be used during playback are Classic
Film, Monotone, Sepia and Strobe. The effects work the
same in playback as they did in recording. Refer to page
23, 24 for more information.
press SLOW (9) P or (0) O more than approx. 2
seconds. After approx. 5 minutes (approx. 20 seconds
with an 80-minute cassette) in Slow Rewind or approx.
5 minutes in Slow Forward, normal playback resumes.
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P
S
h
To magnify the recorded image up to 44X at any time
during playback.
1 Press PLAY (4) D to find the scene of interest.
2 Press the Zoom Button T Y or W T on the remote
control. Make sure the remote control is pointed at the
camcorder's remote sensor. Pressing T Y zooms in.
3 You can move the image on screen around to find a
particular portion of the picture. While holding down
(Left) P,
(Right) O,
(Up) A
SHIFT I, press
and
(Down) S.
j
U
d
Playback Zoom
G
K
k
A
F
J
;
D
H
䡲 To end zoom, press and hold W T until magnification
returns to normal. Or, press STOP (5) G and then
press PLAY (4) D.
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during slow-motion and still
playback.
● Due to ditital image processing, the quality of the image
may suffer.
Normal playback
Press T Y
Frame-By-Frame Playback
To allow frame-by-frame search during tape playback.
1
To change from normal to Frame-By-Frame
Playback, press SLOW (0) O repeatedly for forward or
SLOW (9) P repeatedly for reverse. Each time it is
pressed, the frame is played back.
NOTE:
To move image, press
(Right) O while keeping
SHIFT I held down.
You can also engage Frame-By-Frame Playback from Still
Playback by pressing SLOW (9) P or (0) O repeatedly.
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Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit]
Create edited videos easily using your camcorder as
the source player. You can select up to 8 “cuts” for
automatic editing, in any order you like. R.A.Edit is
more easily performed when the MBR (Multi-Brand
Remote) is set to operate with your brand of VCR (see
VCR CODE LIST), but can also be performed by
operating the VCR manually.
Before operation, make sure the batteries are installed
in the remote control (墌 pg. 5).
SET REMOTE/VCR CODE
1
Turn off the power to the VCR and point the remote
towards the VCR’s infrared sensor. Then, referring to
the VCR CODE LIST, press and hold MBR SET l,
and enter the brand code.
The code is automatically set once you release MBR
SET l, and the VCR’s power comes on.
IMPORTANT
Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs
and those of many other makers, it may not work
with yours or may offer limited functions.
NOTES:
● If the VCR’s power does not come on in step 1, try
another code from the VCR CODE LIST.
● Some brands of VCR do not come on automatically. In
this case, turn the power on manually and try step 2.
● If the remote control is not able to control the VCR, use
the controls on the VCR.
● When the remote control’s batteries run out, the VCR
brand you have set will be erased.
In that case, replace the old battery with a new one to
reset the VCR brand.
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Also refer to pg. 16.
2 Make sure the VCR’s power is on. Then, while
1
You are now ready to try Random Assemble
Editing.
A JVC VCR not equipped with a remote
pause connector but equipped with an
R.A.EDIT connector . . .
.... connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT
connector.
holding SHIFT I, press the button on the remote for
the desired function. The functions the remote can
control are PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, FF, REW and VCR
REC STBY (you do not need to press SHIFT I for this
one).
VCR
(Recording deck)
A JVC VCR equipped with a remote pause
connector . . .
.... connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE
connector.
A VCR other than above . . .
.... connect the editing cable to the remote control’s
PAUSE IN connector j.
2 Insert a recorded tape into the camcorder. Set the
U
I
3
1
6
VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”, then set the Power
Switch u to “PLAY” while pressing down the Lock
Button y located on the switch.
l
4
3 Turn the VCR power on, insert a recordable tape
and engage the AUX mode (refer to the VCR’s
instructions).
2
5
0
9
7
8
NOTES:
VCR BRAND
NAME
BRAND
CODE
VCR BRAND
NAME
BRAND
CODE
VCR BRAND
NAME
BRAND
CODE
GE
1
9
9
9
NEC
3 7
3 8
RCA
PHILIPS
1
9
1
9
9
9
1
3
7
1
1
1
9
1
9
9
6
6
9
3
3
1
1
6
6
3
3
6
6
1
1
2
0
4
HITACHI
6 6
6 3
JVC A
B
C
9 1
9 6
9 3
MAGNAVOX
9
1
7
7
6
6
MITSUBISHI
5
1
1
6
7
8
PANASONIC
9
5
1
4
1
6
2
3
2
3
7
1
4
8
SANYO
SHARP
SONY
TOSHIBA
ZENITH
2
4
6
3
0
6
5
5
0
5
0
9
1
9
1
6
● Before Random Assemble Editing, make sure the
indications do not appear on the TV monitor. If they do,
they will be recorded onto the new tape.
To choose whether or not the following displays
appear on the connected TV . . .
• Date/Time
.... set “DATE/TIME” to “AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF” in the Menu
Screen (墌 pg. 30, 32).
Or, press DISPLAY U on the remote control to turn
on/off the date indication.
• Time Code
.... set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 31, 32).
• Indications other than date/time and time code
.... set “ON SCREEN” to “LCD”, “LCD/TV” or “OFF” in the
Menu Screen (墌 pg. 30, 32).
● When editing on a VCR equipped with a DV input
connector, an optional DV cable can be connected
instead of an S-Video cable and audio/video cable.
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SELECT SCENES
Program
IN
1–– –– : ––
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
T I ME CODE
TOTAL
OUT
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
MODE
Random
Assemble
Editing Menu
4 Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor. Press PLAY (4) D and then press R.A.EDIT
ON/OFF J on the remote control.
The Random Assemble Editing Menu appears.
5 If using a Fade/Wipe at the beginning of the scene,
–– : ––
0 0 : 00
press FADE/WIPE s on the remote control.
• Cycle through the effects by pressing repeatedly, and
stop when the one you want is displayed.
6 At the beginning of the scene, press EDIT IN/OUT
To AV (
g on the remote control. The Edit-In position appears
in the Random Assemble Editing Menu.
7 At the end of the scene, press EDIT IN/OUT g. The
Connector
cover**
Edit-Out position appears in the Random Assemble
Editing Menu.
To
S-VIDEO q
To
EDIT )
8 If using a Fade/Wipe at the end of the scene, press
FADE/WIPE s.
Audio/
Video cable
(provided)
Editing cable
(provided)
Yellow to
VIDEO IN*
S-Video cable
(optional)
Red to
AUDIO R IN
9 If using Playback Special Effects, press EFFECT f
(墌 pg. 35).
10
Repeat steps 6 through 9 to register additional
scenes.
White to
AUDIO L IN
To
S-VIDEO IN
• To change previously registered points, press
CANCEL h on the remote control. The registered
points disappear, one at a time, from the most
recently registered point.
• If you are not using Fade/Wipe or Program AE with
special effects, repeat steps 6 and 7 only.
To Remote PAUSE
or R.A.EDIT
VCR
To PAUSE IN j
s
f
g
• Cycle through the effects by pressing repeatedly, and
stop when the one you want is displayed.
• If you select a Fade/Wipe effect for an Edit-Out point,
the effect is automatically applied to the following
Edit-In point.
• When you use Fade/Wipe effects, that time is included
in the total time.
NOTES:
U
D
J
h
TV
* Connect when an S-Video cable is not used.
** When connecting cables, open this cover.
● When choosing a scene, set Edit-In and Edit-Out points
so that there is a relatively large difference between
them.
● If the search time for an in-point exceeds 5 minutes, the
recording deck’s Record-Standby mode will be canceled
and editing will not take place.
● If there are blank portions before or after the Edit-In and
Edit-Out points, a blue screen may be included in the
edited version.
● Since time codes register time only as accurately as
seconds, the time code total time may not match the total
program time exactly.
● Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered
Edit-In and Edit-Out points.
Continued on next page.
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● If you select Sepia or Monotone mode from Program AE
with special effects, you cannot use the Black & White
Fader. In this case the Black & White indicator begins
blinking. Once the next Edit-In point is registered, the
effect is turned off. To combine these effects, use Sepia
or Monotone during recording, then use the Black &
White Fader during Random Assemble Editing.
● It is not possible to use Fade/Wipe effects and Program
AE with special effects during Random Assemble Editing
using a DV cable.
DIAGNOSING VCR/CAMCORDER TIMING
1 Play back the tape in the camcorder, then point the
remote control at the camcorder’s remote sensor and
press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF J.
The Random Assemble Editing Menu appears.
2 Perform Random Assemble Editing on Program 1
only. In order to check VCR and camcorder timing,
select the beginning of a scene transition as your EditIn point.
AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR
3 Play back the dubbed scene.
11 Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning
• If any images from the scene prior to the transition
you chose for your Edit-In point were recorded, that
means your VCR moves too quickly from RecordPause to Record mode.
• If the scene you tried to dub starts in progress, the
VCR is slow to start recording.
of the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE (6) H.
12 Point the remote control towards the VCR’s remote
sensor and press VCR REC STBY (q6) K, or
manually engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.
13
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button e on the
camcorder. Editing proceeds as programed, right
through to the end of the last registered scene.
• When dubbing is complete, the camcorder enters the
Pause mode, and the VCR enters its Record-Pause
mode.
• If you do not register an Edit-Out point, the tape will
be dubbed all the way to the end automatically.
• If you operate the camcorder during automatic editing,
the VCR will enter its Record-Pause mode and
automatic editing will stop.
14 Engage the Stop modes for the camcorder and the
VCR.
To make the R.A.Edit counter display disappear, press
R.A.EDIT ON/OFF J on the remote control.
NOTES:
● Pressing R.A.EDIT ON/OFF J on the remote control
clears all settings registered during Random Assemble
Editing.
● When the editing cable is connected to the remote
control’s Pause In connector during dubbing, make sure
the remote control is pointed at the VCR’s sensor, and
the path between the two is unobstructed.
● Random Assemble Editing may not function properly
when using a tape including several duplicated time
codes (墌 pg. 14).
For More Accurate Editing
Some VCRs make the transition from Record-Pause to
Record mode faster than others. Even if you begin
editing for the camcorder and the VCR at exactly the
same time, you may lose scenes you wanted, or find
that you have recorded scenes you did not want. For a
cleanly edited tape, confirm and adjust the timing of the
camcorder against your VCR.
ADJUSTMENT OF VCR/CAMCORDER TIMING
4 Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote
sensor and press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF J to make the
Random Assemble Editing menu disappear, then press
the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in. The Menu Screen
appears.
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
VIDEO” and press it. Then, rotate it to
“SYNCHRO” and press it. The value for “SYNCHRO” is
highlighted.
6 Based on the diagnostics performed, you can now
advance the VCR’s record timing by rotating the
MENU/VOLUME wheel % towards “+”. You can also
delay the VCR’s record timing by rotating the MENU/
VOLUME wheel % towards “–”. The adjustment range
is from –1.3 to +1.3 seconds, in 0.1-second increments.
Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel % in to finish the
setting.
7 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel % to select
“
RETURN” and press it twice.
Now perform Random Assemble Editing beginning with
step 4 on page 37.
NOTES:
● Before performing actual Random Assemble Editing, do a
few Random Assemble Editing trial runs to check whether
the value you have input is appropriate or not, and make
adjustments accordingly.
● Depending on the recorder, there may be situations
where the timing difference cannot be fully corrected.
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Audio Dubbing
Insert Editing
The audio track can be customized only when recorded
in the 12-bit mode (墌 pg. 28).
You can record a new scene into a previously recorded
tape, replacing a section of the original recording with
minimal picture distortion at the in and outpoints. The
original audio remains unchanged.
NOTES:
● Audio Dubbing is not possible on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio, on a tape recorded in the LP mode or on a
blank portion of a tape.
● To perform Audio Dubbing while watching on the
television, make connections (墌 pg. 16).
1
Play back the tape to locate the point where editing
will start, then press PAUSE (6) H.
2 While holding A.DUB (e) S on the remote control,
press PAUSE (6) H. “6e” E and “MIC” appear.
3 Press PLAY (4) D, then begin “narrating”.
Speak into the microphone.
• To pause dubbing, press PAUSE (6) H.
4 To end Audio Dubbing, press PAUSE (6) H, then
STOP (5) G.
To hear the dubbed sound during playback . . .
..... set “12BIT MODE” to “SOUND 2” or “MIX” in the
Menu Screen (墌 pg. 32).
NOTES:
● Sound is not heard from the speaker during Audio
Dubbing.
● When editing onto a tape that was recorded at 12-bit, the
old and new soundtracks are recorded separately.
● If you dub onto a blank space on the tape, the sound may
be disrupted. Make sure you only edit recorded areas.
● If feedback or howling occurs during TV playback, move
the camcorder’s microphone away from the TV, or turn
down the TV’s volume.
● If you change from 12-bit to 16-bit in mid-recording and
then use the tape for Audio Dubbing, it is not effective
from the point where 16-bit recording began.
● During Audio Dubbing, when the tape moves to scenes
recorded in the LP mode, scenes recorded in 16-bit audio
or a blank portion, Audio Dubbing stops (墌 pg. 52).
● To perform Audio Dubbing with a video unit connected to
the camcorder’s AV connector, first set “S/AV INPUT” to
“ON” in the Menu Screen (墌 pg. 31). “AUX” appears
instead of “MIC”.
NOTES:
● Before performing the following steps, make sure that
“TIME CODE” is set to “ON” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 31, 32).
● Insert Editing is not possible on a tape recorded in the LP
mode or on a blank portion of a tape.
● To perform Insert Editing while watching in the television,
make connections (墌 pg. 16).
1 Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and
press PAUSE (6) H. Confirm the time code at this
point (墌 pg. 31, 32).
2
Press REW (2) a until the Edit-In point is located,
then press PAUSE (6) H.
3 Press and hold INSERT (w) A on the remote
control, then press PAUSE (6) H. “6w” 8 and the
Time Code (min.:sec.) appear and the camcorder
enters Insert-Pause mode.
4 Press START/STOP k to begin editing.
• Confirm the insert at the time code you checked in
step 1.
• To pause editing, press START/STOP k. Press it
again to resume editing.
5 To end Insert Editing, press START/STOP k, then
STOP (5) G.
NOTES:
● Program AE with special effects (墌 pg. 23) can be used
to spice up the scenes being edited during Insert Editing.
● During Insert Editing, the date and time information
changes.
● If you perform Insert Editing onto a blank space on the
tape, the audio and video may be disrupted. Make sure
you only edit recorded areas.
● During Insert Editing, when the tape moves to scenes
recorded in the LP mode or a blank portion, Insert Edting
stops (墌 pg. 52).
R
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f
Stereo microphone
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g
j
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P
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K
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Connection To A Personal Computer
[A] Using USB cable
[B] Using DV cable
[A] Using USB cable
u
This camcorder can transfer still images to a PC via
USB connection.
OFF (CHARGE)
PLAY
4
[B] Using DV cable
It is also possible to transfer still images to a PC with a
DV connector by using software equipped with the PC
or commercially available software.
1 Make sure the camcorder and PC are turned off.
2 Connect the camcorder to your PC using the
appropriate cable as shown in the illustration.
3 If you are using the USB connection, set the VIDEO/
To DV @
To USB 9
DSC switch 4 to “DSC”.
4 Turn the camcorder’s Power Switch u to “PLAY”
while pressing down the Lock Button y located on the
switch and turn on the PC.
OR
USB cable
(provided)
• Refer to the instruction manual of the software on how
to transfer a still image to the PC.
Core filter
DV cable
(optional)
Core filter
5 When finished, turn off the PC first, then the
To USB
connector
camcorder.
To DV
connector
NOTES:
● Refer to “SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND USB
CONNECTION GUIDE” for the installation of the bundled
software and drivers.
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the
power supply instead of the battery pack (墌 pg. 7).
● Never connect the USB cable and the DV cable
simultaneously to the camcorder. Connect only the
cable you wish to use to the camcorder.
● If the PC connected to the camcorder via the USB cable
is not powered, the camcorder does not enter the USB
mode.
● The date/time information cannot be captured into the
PC.
● Refer to the instruction manuals of the PC and Software.
● The still images can also be transferred to a PC with a
DV connector-equipped capture board.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional
JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV cable
depending on the type of DV connector (4 or 6 pins)
on the PC, or use the DV cable provided with the
capture board.
● The system may not work properly depending on the PC
or capture board you are using.
● When using the DV connection refer to manufacturer
instructions of your capture board for driver’s installation
and operation instructions.
PC
PC with DV
connector
“ACCESSING FILES” appears on the LCD monitor
while the PC is accessing data in the camcorder or the
camcorder is transferring a file to the PC.
NEVER disconnect the USB cable while
“ACCESSING FILES” is displayed on the LCD
monitor since this can result in product damage.
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Before consulting your JVC dealer, please check the
following to see if you can correct the problem yourself.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from a TV,
a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning
properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Adapter, etc.) and wait
a few minutes; and then re-connect it and proceed
as usual from the beginning.
No power is supplied.
• The power is not connected properly.
¥ Connect the AC Adapter securely (墌 pg. 7).
• The battery is dead.
¥ Replace the dead battery with a fully charged one
(墌 pg. 7, 8).
“SET DATE/TIME!” appears.
The focus does not adjust automatically.
• Focus is set to the Manual mode.
¥ Set Focus to the Auto mode (墌 pg. 26).
• The recording was done in a dark place, or the
contrast was low.
• The lens is dirty or covered with condensation.
¥ Clean the lens and check the focus again
(墌 pg. 46).
The cassette will not load properly.
• The cassette is in the wrong position.
¥ Set it in the right position (墌 pg. 9).
• The battery’s charge is low.
¥ Install a fully charged battery (墌 pg. 7, 8).
The memory card will not load properly.
• The memory card is in the wrong position.
¥ Set it in the right position (墌 pg. 11).
Snapshot mode cannot be used.
• The date/time is not set.
¥ Set the date/time (墌 pg. 10).
• The built-in clock battery has run out and the
previously set date/time has been erased.
¥ Consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement.
Recording cannot be performed.
—— For Tape Recording ——
• The tape’s erase protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
¥ Set the tape’s erase protection tab to “REC”
(墌 pg. 9).
• The Power Switch u is set to “PLAY” or “OFF
(CHARGE)”.
¥ Set the Power Switch u to “ ” or “ ” (墌 pg. 13).
• The VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “DSC”.
¥ Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”.
• “TAPE END” appears.
¥ Replace with new cassette (墌 pg. 9).
• The cassette holder cover is open.
¥ Close the cassette holder cover.
—— For Memory Card Recording ——
• The VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “VIDEO”.
¥ Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”.
There is no picture.
• The camcorder is not getting power, or some other
malfunction exists.
¥ Turn the camcorder’s power off and on again
(墌 pg. 13).
• The Squeeze mode is selected.
¥ Disengage the Squeeze mode (墌 pg. 29).
The color of Snapshot looks strange.
• The light source or the subject does not include white.
Or there are various different light sources behind the
subject.
¥ Find a white subject and compose your shot so that
it also appears in the frame (墌 pg. 17, 25).
• The Sepia or Monotone mode is activated.
¥ Turn off Sepia and Monotone (墌 pg. 23).
The image taken using Snapshot is too dark.
• Shooting was performed under backlit conditions.
¥ Press the BACKLIGHT Button ! (墌 pg. 26).
The image taken using Snapshot is too bright.
• The subject is too bright.
¥ Set “PROGRAM AE” to “SPOTLIGHT” in the Menu
Screen (墌 pg. 23).
Digital Zoom does not work.
• 16X optical zoom is selected.
¥ Set “ZOOM” to “40X” or “700X” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 28).
• The VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “DSC”.
¥ Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “VIDEO”
(墌 pg. 13).
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The Black & White Fader does not work.
• The Sepia or Monotone mode is activated.
¥ Turn off Sepia and Monotone (墌 pg. 23).
Even when Slow Shutter is not selected, the
image looks like it is activated.
• When shooting in the dark, the unit becomes highly
sensitive to light and the image takes on an effect
similar to Slow Shutter.
¥ If you want the lighting to look more natural, set
GAIN UP to “AGC” or “OFF” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 29).
White Balance cannot be activated.
• The Sepia or Monotone mode is activated.
¥ Turn off Sepia or Monotone before setting White
Balance (墌 pg. 23, 27).
When shooting a subject illuminated by bright
light, vertical lines appear.
• This is a result of exceedingly high contrast, and is
not a malfunction.
When the screen is under direct sunlight
during shooting, the screen becomes red or
black for an instant.
• This is not a malfunction.
The date/time does not appear.
• “DATE/TIME” is set to “OFF” in the Menu Screen.
¥ Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 30, 32).
Files stored on the memory card cannot be
deleted.
• Files stored on the memory card are protected.
¥ Remove protection from the files stored on the
memory card and delete them (墌 pg. 20).
Time code does not appear.
• “TIME CODE” is set to “OFF” in the Menu Screen.
¥ Set “TIME CODE” to “ON” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 31, 32).
Images on the LCD monitor appear dark or
whitish.
• In places subject to low temperature, images become
dark due to the characteristics of the LCD monitor.
When this happens, the displayed colors differ from
those that are actually recorded. This is not a defect of
the camcorder.
• When the LCD monitor's fluorescent light reaches the
end of its service life, images on the LCD monitor
become dark. Consult your nearest JVC dealer.
¥ Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD monitor
(墌 pg. 12).
The rear of the LCD monitor is hot.
• The light used to illuminate the LCD monitor causes it
to become hot.
¥ Close the LCD monitor to turn it off or set the Power
Switch u to “OFF (CHARGE)”, and let the unit cool
down.
The indicators and the image color on the
LCD monitor are not clear.
• This may occur when the surface or the edge of the
LCD monitor is pressed.
The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications
blink.
• Certain Fade/Wipe effects, certain modes of Program
AE with special effects, “DIS” and other functions that
cannot be used together are selected at the same
time.
¥ Re-read the sections covering Fade/Wipe effects,
Program AE with special effects and “DIS”
(墌 pg. 23, 24, 29).
Colored bright spots appear all over the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder.
• The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made with
high-precision technology. However, black spots or
bright spots of light (red, green or blue) may appear
constantly on the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
These spots are not recorded on the tape. This is not
due to any defect of the unit. (Effective dots: more
than 99.99 %)
During recording, sound cannot be heard.
• This is normal.
Play, Rewind and Fast-Forward functions do
not work.
• The Power Switch u is set to “ ” or “ ”.
¥ Set the Power Switch u to “PLAY” (墌 pg. 14).
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A memory card cannot be played back.
• The Power Switch u is set to “ ” or “ ”.
¥ Set the Power Switch u to “PLAY” (墌 pg. 18).
• The VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “VIDEO”.
¥ Set the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 to “DSC”.
The LCD monitor image is distorted.
• During playback of the unrecorded portion,
High-speed Search and still playback, LCD monitor
indications appear distorted. This is not a defect.
Images on the LCD monitor are jittery.
• The speaker volume is too great.
¥ Turn the speaker volume down (墌 pg. 14).
There is no playback picture on the
connected TV.
• Since the analog input mode is engaged, the
camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode.
¥ Set “S/AV INPUT” to “OFF” in the Menu Screen
(墌 pg. 31).
Blocks of noise appear during playback, or
there is no playback picture and the screen
becomes blue.
¥ Clean the video heads with an optional cleaning
cassette (墌 pg. 45).
The charger indicator on the camcorder does
not light.
• The temperature of the battery is extremely high/low.
• Charging is difficult in places subject to extremely
high/low temperatures.
¥ To protect the battery, it is recommended to charge
it in places with a temperature of 10°C to 35°C
(50°F to 95°F) (墌 pg. 44).
When the image is printed from the printer, a
black bar appears at the bottom of the screen.
• This is not a malfunction.
¥ By recording with “DIS” activated (墌 pg. 29) this
can be avoided.
When the camcorder is connected via the DV
connector, the camcorder does not operate.
• The DV cable was plugged/unplugged with power
turned on.
¥ Turn the camcorder’s power off and on again, then
operate it.
The memory card cannot be removed from
the camcorder.
¥ Push in the memory card a few more times
(墌 pg. 11).
The LCD monitor, the viewfinder and the lens
have become dirty (ex. fingerprints).
¥ Wipe them gently with soft cloth. Wiping strongly
can cause damage (墌 pg. 46).
An unusual mark appears.
¥ Check the section of the manual that explains LCD
monitor/viewfinder indications (墌 pg. 50 – 53).
An error indication (E01, E02 or E06) appears.
• A malfunction of some kind has occurred. In this case
the camcorder’s functions become unusable.
¥ Remove the power supply (battery pack, etc.) and
wait a few minutes for the indication to clear. When it
does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the
indication remains even though you repeat the
above two or three times, please consult your
nearest JVC dealer. Do not eject the cassette. This
will cause damage to the tape.
An error indication (E03 or E04) appears.
• A malfunction of some kind has occurred. In this case
the camcorder’s functions become unusable.
¥ Eject the cassette once and re-insert it, then check if
the indication clears. When it does, you can resume
using the camcorder. If the indication remains even
though you repeat the above two or three times,
please consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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AC Adapter
When using the AC Adapter in areas other than
the USA
䡲 The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an AC
wall outlet other than American National Standard C73
series type use an AC plug adapter, called a “Siemens
Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
Plug adapter
2. To prevent damage and prolong service life . . .
... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
... charge in an environment where temperatures are
within the tolerances shown in the chart below.
This is a chemical reaction type battery—cooler
temperatures impede chemical reaction, while
warmer temperatures can prevent complete
charging.
... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to
high temperatures will increase natural discharge
and shorten service life.
... fully charge and then fully discharge the battery
every 6 months when storing the battery pack
over a long period time.
... remove from charger or powered unit when not in
use, as some machines use current even when
switched off.
NOTES:
䡲 If there is dust or dirt on the AC Adapter, wipe it
clean before using.
General Battery Precautions
If the remote control is not functioning even if it is being
operated correctly, the batteries are exhausted.
Replace them with fresh ones.
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging ................ 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operation ............... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage ................... –10°C to 30°C (14°F to 86°F)
● Recharging time is based on room temperature of 20°C
(68°F).
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes.
Use only the following batteries: AAA (R03) size x 2
Please make note of the following rules for battery use.
When misused, the batteries can leak or explode.
1. When replacing batteries, refer to page 5.
2. Do not use any different size of batteries from those
specified.
3. Be sure to install batteries in the correct direction.
4. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
5. Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat as
they can leak or explode.
6. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire.
7. Remove the batteries from the unit if it is to be
stored for an extended period to avoid battery
leakage which can cause malfunctions.
8. Do not recharge the provided batteries.
Battery Packs
The supplied battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an
optional battery pack, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. To avoid hazards . . .
Terminals
... do not burn.
... do not short-circuit the terminals. When
transporting, make sure the provided battery cap
is attached to the battery. If the battery cap is
misplaced, carry the battery in a plastic bag.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... do not expose the battery to temperatures
exceeding 60°C (140°F), as this may cause the
battery to overheat, explode or catch fire.
... use only specified chargers.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to
read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes the
tape to fingerprints and dust.
2. Store cassettes . . .
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary shock
or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic
fields (such as those generated by motors,
transformers or magnets).
... vertically, in their original cases.
Memory Cards
To properly use and store your memory cards, be sure
to read the following cautions:
1. During use . . .
... make sure the memory card bears the SD or
MultiMediaCard mark.
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... make sure the memory card is positioned properly
when inserting.
2. While the memory card is being accessed
(during recording, playback, deletion,
initialization, etc.) . . .
... never unload the memory card and never turn off
the camcorder.
3. Store memory cards . . .
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary shock
or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic
fields (such as those generated by motors,
transformers or magnets).
LCD Monitor
1. To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
DO NOT . . .
... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the
bottom.
2. To prolong service life . . .
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
3. Be aware of the following phenomena for LCD
monitor use.
These are not malfunctions:
• While using the camcorder, the surface around the
LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD monitor
may heat up.
• If you leave power on for a long time, the surface
around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
Main Unit
1. For safety, DO NOT . . .
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to
enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the power
supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
2. Avoid using the unit . . .
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a
cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas,
etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C or
104°F) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
temperatures.
3. DO NOT leave the unit . . .
... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
... in places where humidity is extremely low (below
35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . .
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects
for long periods.
... expose the lens to direct sunlight.
... carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder.
... swing it excessively when using the shoulder strap
or the grip.
5. Dirty heads can cause the following problems:
• No picture during playback.
• Blocks of noise appear during playback.
• During recording or playback, the Head Clog
Warning indicator “ ” appears.
• Recording cannot be performed properly.
In such cases, use an optional cleaning cassette.
Insert it and play back. If the cassette is used more
than once consecutively, damage to the video heads
may result. After the camcorder plays back for about
20 seconds, it stops automatically. Also refer to the
cleaning cassette’s instructions.
If, after using the cleaning cassette, the problems
still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Mechanical moving parts used to move the video
heads and video tape tend to become dirty and worn
out over time. In order to maintain a clear picture at
all times, periodic check-ups are recommended after
using the unit for about 1,000 hours. For periodic
check-ups please consult your nearest JVC dealer.
How to handle a CD-ROM
• Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface
(opposite to the printed surface). Do not write anything
or put a sticker on either the front or back surface. If the
CD-ROM gets dirty, gently wipe it with a soft cloth
outward from the center hole using a circular motion.
• Do not use conventional disc cleaners or cleaning spray.
• Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its mirror surface.
• Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty, hot or humid
environment. Keep it away from direct sunlight.
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About moisture condensation . . .
● You have observed that pouring a cold liquid into a
glass will cause drops of water to form on the glass
outer surface. This same phenomenon occurs on the
head drum of a camcorder when it is moved from a
cool place to a warm place, after heating a cold room,
under extremely humid conditions or in a place directly
subjected to the cool air from an air conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to internal
damage to the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from a TV,
a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning
properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power
supply unit (battery pack, AC Adapter, etc.) and wait
a few minutes and then re-connect it and proceed
as usual from the beginning.
For Your Maintenance
1) After Use
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT E in the direction
of the arrow, then pull the cassette holder cover
open until it locks. The cassette holder opens
automatically. Remove the cassette.
3. Press “PUSH HERE” to close the cassette holder.
• Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette holder cover.
4. Tilt the viewfinder upward. Press BATT.
RELEASE W and remove the battery pack.
2) Cleaning The Camcorder
1. To clean the exterior, wipe gently with a soft cloth.
Put the cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well
to wipe off heavy dirt. Then wipe again with a dry
cloth.
2. Open the LCD monitor. Wipe gently with a soft
cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
Close the LCD monitor.
3. To clean the lens, blow it with a blower brush,
then wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
NOTES:
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has
been removed or other power units have been
disconnected.
● Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth refer to
the cautions of each product.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number
Trade Name
Responsible party
Address
: GR-D91US
: JVC
: JVC AMERICAS CORP.
: 1700 Valley Road Wayne,
N. J. 07470
Telephone Number : 973-317–5000
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Change or modifications not approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment. This equipment
has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme
à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or
alcohol.
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Digital Still Camera Function
Camcorder
General
Power supply
: DC 11.0 V
(Using AC Adapter)
DC 7.2 V
(Using battery pack)
Power consumption
LCD monitor off,
viewfinder on : Approx. 3.4 W
LCD monitor on,
viewfinder off : Approx. 4.7 W
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
: 76 mm x 94 mm x 143 mm
(3" x 3-3/4" x 5-11/16")
(with the LCD monitor closed and
the viewfinder pushed back in)
Weight
: Approx. 550 g (1.3 lbs)
Operating
temperature
: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating
humidity
: 35% to 80%
Storage
temperature
: –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Pickup
: 1/6" CCD
Lens
: F 1.6, f = 2.7 mm to 43.2 mm,
16:1 power zoom lens
Filter diameter
: ø37 mm
LCD monitor
: 3.5" diagonally measured, LCD
panel/TFT active matrix system
Viewfinder
: Electronic viewfinder with 0.24"
black/white LCD
Speaker
: Monaural
Digital Video Camera
Format
: DV format (SD mode)
Signal format
: NTSC standard
Recording/
Playback format : Video: Digital component recording
: Audio: PCM digital recording,
32 kHz 4-channel (12-bit),
48 kHz 2-channel (16-bit)
Cassette
: Mini DV cassette
Tape speed
: SP : 18.8 mm/s
LP : 12.5 mm/s
Maximum
recording time : SP : 80 min.
(using 80 min.
LP : 120 min.
cassette)
Storage media
Compression
system
File size
: SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard
: JPEG (compatible)
: 2 modes (1024 x 768 pixels,
640 x 480 pixels)
: 2 modes (FINE/STANDARD)
Picture quality
Approximate
number of
storable images :
墌 pg. 18.
Connectors
S-Video
Output
Input
AV
Video output
Video input
Audio output
Audio input
DV
Output
Input
USB
EDIT
: Y : 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
C : 0.29 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
: Y : 0.8 V (p-p) – 1.2 V (p-p), 75 Ω,
analog
C : 0.2 V (p-p) – 0.4 V (p-p), 75 Ω,
analog
: 1 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
: 0.8 V (p-p) – 1.2 V (p-p), 75 Ω,
analog
: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analog,
stereo
: 300 mV (rms), 50 kΩ, analog,
stereo
:
:
:
:
4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant
4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant
5-pin
ø3.5 mm, 2-pole
AC Adapter
Power requirement
U.S.A. and
Canada
: AC 120 V`, 60 Hz
Other countries : AC 110 V to 240 V`, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output
: DC 11 V
,1A
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject
to change without notice.
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Controls, Connectors And Indicators
Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions.
1
4
5 6 789
LCD monitor
2
3
Speaker
Viewfinder
0 ! @
#
$
% ^ & * ()q
w
i
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Stereo
microphone
r
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t
y
W
OFF (CHARGE)
PLAY
u
R
T
I
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f
Y
O
s
g
E
j
U
l
P
S
d
G
h
K
k
A
F
J
;
D
H
Remote Control
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1 • Remote Sensor
R Infrared Beam Transmitting Window
The transmitted beam’s approximate effective
distance for indoor use is 5m (16ft).
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the
remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or
powerful lighting.
• Camera Sensor
Be careful not to cover this area, a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.
2 Grip Strap .................................................... 墌 pg. 8
3 Tally Lamp ........................................... 墌 pg. 12, 30
4 VIDEO/DSC Switch [VIDEO, DSC] ........... 墌 pg. 13
5 Stop Button [5] ......................................... 墌 pg. 14
6 Rewind Button [2] .................................. 墌 pg. 14
7 Play/Pause Button [4/6] ........................... 墌 pg. 14
8 Fast-Forward Button [3] ......................... 墌 pg. 14
9 USB (Universal Serial Bus) Connector ...... 墌 pg. 40
0 • INFO Button ............................................ 墌 pg. 19
• NIGHT Button .......................................... 墌 pg. 23
! • INDEX Button .......................................... 墌 pg. 19
• BACKLIGHT Button ................................. 墌 pg. 26
@ Digital Video Connector [DV] (i.Link*) ... 墌 pg. 34, 40
* i.Link refers to the IEEE1394-1995 industry
logo is
specification and extensions thereof. The
used for products compliant with the i.Link
standard.
# Battery Pack Mount ..................................... 墌 pg. 7
$ DC Input Connector .................................... 墌 pg. 7
% • MENU Wheel [+, –] ................................. 墌 pg. 28
• Speaker Volume Control [VOLUME] ........ 墌 pg. 14
^ Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT] ........... 墌 pg. 17, 25
& Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ........................... 墌 pg. 13
* • FOCUS Button ........................................ 墌 pg. 26
Transmits the beam signal.
T Zoom (W) Button ................................. 墌 pg. 13, 35
Y Zoom (T) Button .................................. 墌 pg. 13, 35
U DISPLAY Button .................................. 墌 pg. 16, 33
I SHIFT Button ...................................... 墌 pg. 35, 36
O • SLOW Button [0] .................................... 墌 pg. 35
• Right Button ............................................ 墌 pg. 35
P • SLOW Button [9] .................................... 墌 pg. 35
• Left Button ............................................... 墌 pg. 35
a REW Button*
s FADE/WIPE Button ................................... 墌 pg. 37
d EFFECT ON/OFF Button .......................... 墌 pg. 35
f EFFECT Button ......................................... 墌 pg. 35
g EDIT IN/OUT Button .................................. 墌 pg. 37
h CANCEL Button ........................................ 墌 pg. 37
j PAUSE IN Connector ................................ 墌 pg. 37
k START/STOP Button*
l MBR SET Button ....................................... 墌 pg. 36
; Snapshot Button* [SNAPSHOT]
A • Up Button ................................................ 墌 pg. 35
• INSERT Button ........................................ 墌 pg. 39
S • Down Button ............................................ 墌 pg. 35
• A. DUB Button ......................................... 墌 pg. 39
D PLAY Button*
F FF Button*
G STOP Button*
H PAUSE Button*
J R.A.EDIT ON/OFF Button ................... 墌 pg. 37, 38
K VCR REC STBY Button ............................ 墌 pg. 38
• BLANK SEARCH Button ......................... 墌 pg. 15
( Audio/Video Input/Output Connector
[AV] ...................................................... 墌 pg. 16, 33
) Edit Connector [EDIT] ............................... 墌 pg. 37
q S-Video Input/Output Connector
[S-VIDEO] ........................................... 墌 pg. 16, 33
w Diopter Adjustment Control ......................... 墌 pg. 8
e Recording Start/Stop Button ..................... 墌 pg. 12
r Shoulder Strap Eyelets ............................... 墌 pg. 9
t POWER/CHARGE Lamp ................ 墌 pg. 7, 12, 13
y Lock Button ............................................... 墌 pg. 13
u Power Switch
[
,
, PLAY, OFF (CHARGE)] .............. 墌 pg. 13
i Monitor Open Button ................................. 墌 pg. 12
o Stud Hole .................................................... 墌 pg. 9
p Tripod Mounting Socket .............................. 墌 pg. 9
Q MEMORY CARD Cover ............................ 墌 pg. 11
W Battery Release Button [BATT. RELEASE] .... 墌 pg. 7
E OPEN/EJECT Switch .................................. 墌 pg. 9
* Functions the same as each corresponding button on
the camcorder.
The connectors ), q are located beneath a cover.
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
During Tape Playback
During Tape Recording Only
1
2
p
34 5 6
1h50m
Q
W
E
12 b i t / SOUND 1
L
64
REC
6w
6w
BLANK SEARCH
SOUND 1 2 b i t
!
VOLUME
15 : 55
0
DE C 2 5 ’ 0 3
1 0 : 0 0 AM
116 : 21 : 25
9
Y
8 7
R
u
During Memory Card Playback
During Memory Card Recording Only
@
T
U
# $ %^
I
1024
100 - 0011
15
BR I GHT
O
During Both Tape And Memory Card Recording
e r
t
y
&
*
(
)
q
w
40 x W
T
PHOTO
3
BR I GHT
JAN 1 0 ’ 0 3
1 0 : 0 0 AM
o
i
u
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u
1 Displays the selected Fade/Wipe effect .... 墌 pg. 24
2 Appears when in the Squeeze or Cinema mode
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 29
3 Rotates while the tape is running .............. 墌 pg. 12
4 Displays the recording mode (SP or LP) ... 墌 pg. 10
5 Displays the tape remaining time .............. 墌 pg. 12
6 • “REC” appears during recording
• “PAUSE” appears during Record-Standby mode
................................................................ 墌 pg. 12
7 Appears when the wind cut mode is engaged to cut
down on noise created by wind ................. 墌 pg. 29
8 Appears when the Insert Editing (w) or Insert Editing
Pause (6w) mode is engaged .................. 墌 pg. 39
9 Displays the sound mode for approx. 5 seconds
after turning on the camcorder .................. 墌 pg. 28
0 Displays the Time Code ...................... 墌 pg. 14, 31
! Appears when Digital Image Stabilizer (“DIS”) is
engaged .................................................... 墌 pg. 29
@ Displays the image size ............................ 墌 pg. 11
# Appears and blinks during shooting .......... 墌 pg. 17
$•
: Appears during shooting ................ 墌 pg. 17
•
: Blinks when a memory card is not loaded
....................................................... 墌 pg. 17
% Displays the picture quality
There are 2 modes available: F (Fine) and
S (Standard) (in order of quality) ............... 墌 pg. 11
^ Displays the remaining number of shots that can be
stored.
The number increases or decreases depending on
the Picture Quality/Image Size, etc. .......... 墌 pg. 17
& Appears when the Power Switch is set to “
”
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 13
*•
•
: Appears when Night-Alive is engaged
..................................................... 墌 pg. 23
: Appears when “GAIN UP” is set to “AUTO”
and the shutter speed is being
automatically adjusted .................. 墌 pg. 29
r Appears during zooming
Zoom level indicator ............................ 墌 pg. 13
t Displays the brightness of the LCD monitor
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 12
y Appears when taking a Snapshot ....... 墌 pg. 17, 25
u Displays the battery remaining power level.
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 52
i Displays the date/time ................... 墌 pg. 10, 30, 32
o Appears when the focus is adjusted manually
............................................................ 墌 pg. 25, 26
p Displays the sound mode .................... 墌 pg. 31, 32
Q Displays the Blank Search mode .............. 墌 pg. 15
W Displays the tape speed ............................ 墌 pg. 10
E Appears while a tape is running
Playback
Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
Rewind/Shuttle Search
Pause
Forward Frame-By-Frame Playback/SlowMotion
16 : Reverse Frame-By-Frame Playback/SlowMotion
e
: Audio Dubbing
6e : Audio Dubbing Pause
4
3
2
6
64
:
:
:
:
:
R Displays the date/time ......................... 墌 pg. 30, 32
T • BRIGHT : Displays the brightness of the LCD
monitor ................................ 墌 pg. 12
• VOLUME : Displays the speaker volume
............................................ 墌 pg. 14
The level indicator moves.
Y Displays the time code ........................ 墌 pg. 31, 32
U Displays the operation mode ..................... 墌 pg. 19
I Displays the folder and file number ........... 墌 pg. 19
O Displays the brightness of the LCD monitor
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 12
The level indicator moves.
( Appears when the white balance is adjusted
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 27
) • “ⴣ” : Appears when the exposure is adjusted
•
..................................................... 墌 pg. 26
: Appears when backlight compensation is
used .............................................. 墌 pg. 26
q Displays the selected Program AE with special
effects ........................................................ 墌 pg. 23
w Appears when the iris is locked ................. 墌 pg. 27
e Approximate zoom ratio: Appears during zooming
.................................................................. 墌 pg. 13
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WARNING INDICATIONS
(high)
(exhausted)
Displays the battery remaining power level. As the
battery power comes close to nil, the battery indicator
blinks (battery power warning). When the battery
power is exhausted, power turns off automatically.
(墌 pg. 9)
Appears when no tape is loaded.
CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB
Appears when the erase protection tab is set to “SAVE”
while the Power Switch u is set to “ ” or “ ” and the
VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “VIDEO”.
(墌 pg. 9)
HEAD CLEANING REQUIRED USE CLEANING
CASSETTE
Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during
recording or playback. Use an optional cleaning
cassette.
(墌 pg. 45)
CONDENSATION, OPERATION PAUSED
PLEASE WAIT
Appears if condensation occurs. When this indication is
displayed, wait more than 1 hour until condensation
disappears.
TAPE!
Appears if a tape is not loaded when the Recording
Start/Stop Button e or SNAPSHOT Button ^ is
pressed while the Power Switch u is set to “ ” or
“ ” and the VIDEO/DSC Switch 4 is set to “VIDEO”.
TAPE END
Appears when the tape ends during recording or
playback.
SET DATE/TIME!
• Appears when the date/time is not set.
(墌 pg. 10)
• Appears when the built-in clock battery runs out and
the previously set date/time is erased. Consult your
nearest JVC dealer for replacement.
LENS CAP
Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the
lens cap is attached.
A. DUB ERROR!
Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a blank
portion of a tape.
(墌 pg. 39)
A. DUB ERROR!
<CANNOT DUB ON A LP RECORDED TAPE>
<CANNOT DUB ON A 16BIT RECORDING>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB>
• Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a tape
recorded in the LP mode.
• Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a tape
recorded in 16-bit audio.
• Appears if A. DUB (e) S on the remote control is
pressed when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”.
(墌 pg. 39)
INSERT ERROR!
Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a blank portion
of a tape.
(墌 pg. 39)
INSERT ERROR!
<CANNOT EDIT ON A LP RECORDED TAPE>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB>
• Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a tape
recorded in the LP mode.
• Appears if INSERT (w) A on the remote control is
pressed when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”.
(墌 pg. 39)
MEMORY IS FULL
Appears when the memory card’s memory is full and
shooting is not possible.
COPYING FAILED
Appears if dubbing of copyguarded signals is attempted while this camcorder is being used as a
recorder.
COPYING FAILED
<MEMORY CARD!>
<MEMORY IS FULL>
<PLEASE FORMAT>
Appears in the following cases when dubbing from a
tape to a memory card:
– when no memory card is loaded.
– when the memory card's memory is full.
– when the memory card is not formatted.
MEMORY CARD!
Appears if there is no memory card loaded when you
attempt to record on a memory card or access data on
a memory card.
PLEASE FORMAT
Appears when there is a problem with a memory card
and its memory is corrupt, or it has not been initialized.
Initialize the memory card.
(墌 pg. 22)
NO IMAGES STORED
Appears if there are no image files stored on the
memory card when you attempt memory card
playback.
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CARD ERROR!
Appears when the camcorder does not recognize the
loaded memory card. Remove the memory card once
and insert it again. Repeat these procedures until no
indication appears. If the indication still appears, the
memory card is corrupted.
UNSUPPORTED FILE!
Appears if a file in another format is selected.
CHECK CARD’S WRITE PROTECTION SWITCH
• Appears when you attempt to record on a SD Memory
Card with its write/erase protection tab in the “LOCK”
position.
• Appears when you attempt Memory Card menu
operation using a SD Memory Card with its write/
erase protection tab in the “LOCK” position.
E01, E02 or E06 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY
The error indications (E01, E02 or E06) show what type
of malfunction has occured. When an error indication
appears, the camcorder turns off automatically.
Remove the power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few
minutes for the indication to clear. When it does, you
can resume using the camcorder. If the indication
remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
E03 or E04 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE EJECT
AND REINSERT TAPE
The error indications (E03 or E04) show what type of
malfunction has occured. When an error indication
appears, the camcorder turns off automatically. Eject
the cassette once and re-insert it, then check if the
indication clears. When it does, you can resume using
the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
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A
F
AC Adapter ................................................... 墌 pg. 7, 8
Fade-In/Out .................................................... 墌 pg. 24
Audio Dubbing ............................................... 墌 pg. 39
Frame-By-Frame Playback ...................... 墌 pg. 14, 35
Analog Input ............................................. 墌 pg. 31, 33
Auto Date ....................................................... 墌 pg. 30
Auto Focus ..................................................... 墌 pg. 25
Auto Playback ................................................ 墌 pg. 19
Auto Shut off ...................................... 墌 pg. 12, 15, 17
Fast-Forward The Tape .................................. 墌 pg. 14
G
Gain Up .......................................................... 墌 pg. 29
Grip Adjustment ............................................... 墌 pg. 8
I
B
Backlight Compensation ................................ 墌 pg. 26
Icons ...................................................... 墌 pg. 28 – 32
Battery Pack ........................................... 墌 pg. 7, 8, 44
Index Screen .................................................. 墌 pg. 19
Blank Search .................................................. 墌 pg. 15
Insert Editing .................................................. 墌 pg. 39
Battery Low .................................................... 墌 pg. 52
Index Playback ............................................... 墌 pg. 19
Beep ............................................................... 墌 pg. 30
Initialize A Memory Card ................................ 墌 pg. 22
Brighten The LCD Monitor ............................. 墌 pg. 12
Iris .................................................................. 墌 pg. 27
C
Channels (Left/Right) ..................................... 墌 pg. 32
Charge The Battery Pack ................................. 墌 pg. 7
Cinema ........................................................... 墌 pg. 29
Classic Film .................................................... 墌 pg. 23
Clean The Camcorder .................................... 墌 pg. 46
Connections ....................... 墌 pg. 7, 16, 33, 34, 37, 40
Iris Lock .......................................................... 墌 pg. 27
J
Journalistic Shooting ...................................... 墌 pg. 13
L
LCD monitor/Viewfinder Indications ....... 墌 pg. 50 – 53
Load A Tape ..................................................... 墌 pg. 9
M
D
Darken The LCD Monitor ............................... 墌 pg. 12
Date/Time Display .................................. 墌 pg. 30 – 32
Date/Time Settings ......................................... 墌 pg. 10
Deleting Files ................................................. 墌 pg. 20
Demonstration Mode .................................. 墌 pg. 6, 30
Digital Zoom ............................................. 墌 pg. 13, 28
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) ......................... 墌 pg. 29
Diopter Adjustment ........................................... 墌 pg. 8
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) ........... 墌 pg. 21, 22
Dubbing .................................................... 墌 pg. 33, 34
Maintenance .................................................. 墌 pg. 46
Manual Focus ................................................ 墌 pg. 26
Memory Card ........................................... 墌 pg. 11, 44
Menu Screen, CAMERA .......................... 墌 pg. 28, 29
Menu Screen, CAMERA DISPLAY .......... 墌 pg. 30, 31
Menu Screen, DSC .................................. 墌 pg. 11, 31
Menu Screen, MANUAL ................................. 墌 pg. 29
Menu Screen, SYSTEM ................................. 墌 pg. 30
Menu Screen, VIDEO .................................... 墌 pg. 31
Menu Screen, VIDEO DISPLAY .................... 墌 pg. 32
Monotone ....................................................... 墌 pg. 23
Motor Drive Mode .......................................... 墌 pg. 25
E
Erase Protection .............................................. 墌 pg. 9
Exposure Control ........................................... 墌 pg. 26
MultiMediaCard ........................................ 墌 pg. 11, 44
N
Night-Alive ...................................................... 墌 pg. 23
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T
墌 pg. 11
Playback Special Effects ................................ 墌 pg. 35
Playback Zoom .............................................. 墌 pg. 35
Power-Linked Operation ................................. 墌 pg. 13
Power Switch Position .................................... 墌 pg. 13
Program AE With Special Effects ................... 墌 pg. 23
Protecting Files .............................................. 墌 pg. 20
Provided Accessories ...................................... 墌 pg. 5
Picture Quality/Image Size .............................
Tally ................................................................ 墌 pg. 30
Tele Macro ..................................................... 墌 pg. 29
Time Code ....................................... 墌 pg. 14, 30 – 32
Tripod Mounting ............................................... 墌 pg. 9
Twilight ........................................................... 墌 pg. 23
U
Unload A Tape .................................................. 墌 pg. 9
V
R
墌 pg. 36 – 38
Record-Standby ............................................. 墌 pg. 12
Recording Mode ............................................. 墌 pg. 10
Remote Control .......................................... 墌 pg. 5, 35
Reset .............................................................. 墌 pg. 30
Rewind The Tape ........................................... 墌 pg. 14
Random Assemble Editing .....................
S
墌 pg. 11, 44
Self-Recording ............................................... 墌 pg. 13
Sepia .............................................................. 墌 pg. 23
Set Remote Control/VCR Code ..................... 墌 pg. 36
Shuttle Search ............................................... 墌 pg. 14
Shutter Speed ................................................ 墌 pg. 23
Slow-Motion Playback .............................. 墌 pg. 14, 35
Snapshot .................................................. 墌 pg. 17, 25
Snapshot Mode .............................................. 墌 pg. 25
Snow .............................................................. 墌 pg. 23
Sound Mode ....................................... 墌 pg. 28, 31, 32
Speaker Volume ............................................. 墌 pg. 14
Specifications ................................................. 墌 pg. 47
Sports ............................................................ 墌 pg. 23
Spotlight ......................................................... 墌 pg. 23
Squeeze ......................................................... 墌 pg. 29
Still Playback .................................................. 墌 pg. 14
Strobe ............................................................ 墌 pg. 23
SD Memory Card .....................................
VIDEO/DSC Switch Position .......................... 墌 pg. 13
W
White Balance ................................................ 墌 pg. 27
Wide Mode ..................................................... 墌 pg. 29
Wind Cut ........................................................ 墌 pg. 29
Wipe In/Out .................................................... 墌 pg. 24
Z
Zooming ......................................................... 墌 pg. 13
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