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LYT1645-001A
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
GR-D760EK
GR-D770EK
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital
video camera. Before use, please
read the safety information and
precautions contained in the pages,
3 – 6 to ensure safe use of this
product.
ENGLISH
8
GETTING STARTED
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
19
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(D.S.C.) RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
27
ADVANCED FEATURES
33
REFERENCES
47
TERMS
Back cover
To deactivate the demonstration,
set “DEMO MODE” to “OFF”.
(墌 pg. 33, 36)
INSTRUCTIONS
EN
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2 EN
Major Features of this Camcorder
Wipe/Fader Effects
Backlight Compensation
You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to make
pro-style scene transitions. (墌 pg. 41)
Simply pressing the
button brightens the
image darkened by backlight. (墌 pg. 40)
Fade in
Data Battery
Fade out
You can check the battery status by simply
pressing the DATA button. (墌 pg. 15)
BATTERY CONDITION
Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects
100%
For example, “SPORTS” mode allows fastmoving images to be captured one frame at a
time, for vivid, stable slow-motion. (墌 pg. 42)
MAX TIME
LCD
min
50%
FINDER
min
0%
Live Slow
You can record and play back precious or
hard-to-see moments at a slow speed. The
sound is recorded and played back in real
time. (墌 pg. 38)
LED Light
You can brighten the subject in the dark place
with the LED Light. (墌 pg. 38)
Auto Button
You can change the recording mode between
manual setting to the standard mode setting
of the camcorder by pressing the AUTO
button. (墌 pg. 21)
Dual Rec.
You can capture and view still images without
disturbing the recording in progress.
(墌 pg. 21)
16:9
640F
--- min
13
PHOTO
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3
READ THIS FIRST !
● Before recording important video, be sure to
make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure the
video and audio have been recorded properly.
● We recommend cleaning your video heads
before use.
If you haven’t used your
camcorder for a while, the
heads may be dirty. We
recommend periodically
cleaning the video heads with
a cleaning cassette
(optional).
● Be sure to store your cassette tapes and
camcorder in the proper environment.
Video heads can become dirty more easily if your
cassette tapes and camcorder are stored in a
dusty area. Cassette tapes should be removed
from the camcorder and stored in cassette cases.
Store the camcorder in a bag or other container.
● Use SP (Standard) mode for important video
recordings.
LP (Long Play) mode lets you record 50% more
video than SP (Standard) mode, but you may
experience mosaic-like noise during playback
depending on the tape characteristics and the
usage environment.
So, for important recordings, we recommend using
SP mode.
● For safety and reliability.
It is recommended only genuine JVC batteries
and accessories are used in this camcorder.
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC
BN-VF808U/BN-VF815U/BN-VF823U battery
packs. Using generic non-JVC batteries can
cause damage to the internal charging
circuitry.
● This camcorder is designed exclusively for the
digital video cassette, SD Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked
and memory cards marked
or
can be used with this unit.
● SDHC Memory Card cannot be used with this
camcorder.
● Remember that this camcorder is not
compatible with other digital video formats.
● It is recommended that you use JVC brand
cassette tapes.
Your camcorder is compatible with all brands of
commercially available cassette tapes complying
with the MiniDV standard, but JVC brand cassette
tapes are designed and optimised to maximise the
performance of your camcorder.
● Remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission is
prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a
show, performance or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand).
● DO NOT leave the unit
- in place of over 50°C (122°F).
- in place where humidity is extremely low (below
35%) or extremely high (80%).
- in direct sunlight.
- in a closed car in summer.
- near a heater.
● The LCD monitor is made with high-precision
technology. However, black spots or bright
spots of light (red, green or blue) may appear
constantly on the LCD monitor. These spots
are not recorded on the tape. This is not due to
any defect of the unit. (Effective dots: more
than 99.99%).
● Do not leave the battery pack attached when
the camcorder is not in use and check the unit
regularly whether it is working or not.
Also read “CAUTIONS” on pages 49 - 50.
● Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
● Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
● QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United
Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this
equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power
points in your home or the cable is too short to
reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate
safety approved extension lead or consult your
dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an
identical approved type, as originally fitted,
and to replace the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug
immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by
inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains
plug then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger
Terminal coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue to N (Neutral)
or Black
Brown to L (Live)
or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the
terminal identifications of your plug, connect as
follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or
coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured
Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS:
● To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel.
● When you are not using the AC Adapter for a
long period of time, it is recommended that you
disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
CAUTION:
To avoid electric shock
or damage to the unit,
first firmly insert the
small end of the power
cord into the AC
Adapter until it is no
longer wobbly, and
then plug the larger
end of the power cord
into an AC outlet.
CAUTIONS:
● This camcorder is designed to be used with
PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be
used for playback with a television of a different
standard. However, live recording and LCD
monitor/viewfinder playback are possible
anywhere.
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC
BN-VF808U/BN-VF815U/BN-VF823U battery
packs and, to recharge them or to supply
power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use
the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter.
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of
AC outlets in different countries.)
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C
or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
● Dispose of used battery promptly.
● Keep away from children.
● Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
fire.
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.
WARNING:
Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like.
CAUTION:
The mains plug shall remain readily operable.
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When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or
on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space
on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more
on both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a
newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able
to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or
places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water
or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into
the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as
lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry.
There is also a risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION!
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always securely attach
and use the provided strap. Carrying or holding
the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
malfunction.
Take care not to get your finger caught in the
cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate
the camcorder, as they are particularly
susceptible to this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camcorder.
CAUTION!
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is
not recommended, as tripping on the cables will
cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.
Information for Users on Disposal of Old Equipment
[European Union]
This symbol indicates that the electrical and electronic equipment should not be disposed as
general household waste at its end-of-life. Instead, the product should be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment for proper
treatment, recovery and recycling in accordance with your national legislation.
By disposing of this product correctly, you will help to conserve natural resources and will help
prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more information
about collection point and recycling of this product, please contact your local municipal office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
legislation.
(Business users)
If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page www.jvc-europe.com to
obtain information about the take-back of the product.
[Other Countries outside the European Union]
If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in accordance with applicable national
legislation or other rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical and electronic
equipment.
Dear Customer,
5
[European Union]
This apparatus is in conformance with the valid European
directives and standards regarding electromagnetic
compatibility and electrical safety.
European representative of Victor Company of Japan
Limited is:
JVC Technology Centre Europe GmbH
Postfach 10 05 52
61145 Friedberg
Germany
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6 EN
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE
OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and
manufactured to meet international safety
standards but, like any electrical equipment,
care must be taken if you are to obtain the
best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you
attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including
the mains plug, extension leads and
interconnections between pieces of equipment) are
properly made and in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw
the mains plug when making or changing
connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt
about the installation, operation or safety of your
equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on
equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are
in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is
damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the
mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is
designed for unattended operation or has a standby
mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment
and make sure that your family knows how to do
this. Special arrangements may need to be made
for infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or
radios so that you are distracted from the
requirements of road safety. It is illegal to watch
television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as
such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for
example with curtains or soft furnishings.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life
of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs
with wood screws — to ensure complete safety
always fit the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs
with the fixings provided according to the
instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to
rain or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
● NEVER let anyone especially children push
anything into holes, slots or any other opening in
the case — this could result in a fatal electrical
shock;
● NEVER guess or take chances with electrical
equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe
than sorry!
USER MAINTENANCE
Cleaning The Camcorder
Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder and
remove the battery pack and AC Adapter.
To clean the exterior
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. Put the cloth in
diluted mild soap and wring it well to wipe off
heavy dirt. Then wipe again with a dry cloth.
To clean the LCD monitor
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. Be careful not to
damage the monitor. Close the LCD monitor.
To clean the lens
Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe gently
with lens cleaning paper.
To clean the viewfinder lens
Remove dust from the viewfinder using a blower
brush.
NOTES:
● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as
benzine or alcohol.
● Cleaning should be done only after the battery
pack has been removed or other power units have
been disconnected.
● Mould may form if the lens is left dirty.
● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth
refer to the cautions of each product.
● To clean the viewfinder, please consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
USE CLEANING CASSETTE
Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during
recording. Use an optional cleaning cassette.
(墌 pg. 3)
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CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED
8 ADVANCED FEATURES
Index ................................................................. 8
Regarding This Manual................................... 12
Provided Accessories ..................................... 12
Grip Adjustment .............................................. 13
Power.............................................................. 14
Language Settings.......................................... 16
Date/Time Settings ......................................... 16
Viewfinder Adjustment .................................... 16
Brightness Adjustment Of The Display ........... 16
Tripod Mounting.............................................. 17
Loading/Unloading A Cassette ....................... 17
Loading/Unloading A Memory Card................ 18
16:9 Wide Mode.............................................. 18
RECORDING & PLAYBACK
19
VIDEO RECORDING ........................................... 19
Basic Recording.............................................. 19
Tape Remaining Time ................................ 19
Quick Review.............................................. 19
Zooming...................................................... 20
Journalistic Shooting .................................. 20
Interface Shooting ...................................... 20
Time Code .................................................. 21
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape...... 21
Dual Rec. .................................................... 21
Auto/Manual Mode ..................................... 21
VIDEO PLAYBACK ............................................. 22
Normal Playback............................................. 22
Still Playback .............................................. 22
Variable Shuttle Search .............................. 22
Blank Search .............................................. 23
Playback Snapshot..................................... 23
Connections To A TV Or VCR ........................ 23
Playback Using The Remote Control.............. 24
D.S.C. RECORDING ............................................ 27
Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot).................. 27
D.S.C. PLAYBACK .............................................. 28
Normal Playback Of Images ........................... 28
Auto Playback Of Images ............................... 28
Index Playback Of Files .................................. 28
Removing On-Screen Display ........................ 28
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C.
29
Resetting The File Name ................................ 29
Protecting Files ............................................... 29
Deleting Files .................................................. 30
Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting)* ...... 30
Initialising A Memory Card.............................. 32
EN
7
33
MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT.................. 33
Changing The Menu Settings ......................... 33
Recording Menus............................................ 34
Playback Menus ............................................. 37
FEATURES FOR RECORDING............................... 38
LED Light ........................................................ 38
Live Slow ........................................................ 38
Snapshot (Record Still Image On Tape)......... 38
Manual Focus ................................................. 39
Exposure Control ............................................ 39
Iris Lock .......................................................... 40
Backlight Compensation ................................. 40
Spot Exposure Control.................................... 40
White Balance Adjustment.............................. 40
Manual White Balance Adjustment................. 41
Wipe Or Fader Effects .................................... 41
Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects........ 41
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To
A Memory Card .......................................... 42
EDITING............................................................ 43
Dubbing To A VCR ......................................... 43
Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With
A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing).............. 43
Connection To A Personal Computer ............. 44
Audio Dubbing ................................................ 45
Insert Editing................................................... 46
REFERENCES
47
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................... 47
CAUTIONS ........................................................ 49
SPECIFICATIONS................................................ 51
TERMS
Back cover
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Index
89
20 S R
37
28
29
30 31
32
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35
25
26
5 6
BATT.
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34
33
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21
22
24
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1 4 3
2
How to open the LCD monitor
Pull on the end a of the LCD monitor.
The LCD monitor can rotate 270°.
Power-linked operation
When the power switch is set to “REC”, you can
also turn the camcorder on/off by opening/
closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/pushing in
the viewfinder.
27
OP
Q
23 36
NOTES:
● The image will not appear
simultaneously on the LCD monitor and
the viewfinder. When the viewfinder is
pulled out while the LCD monitor is
opened, you can select which one to
use. Set “PRIORITY” to the desired
mode in SYSTEM Menu. (墌 pg. 36)
● Coloured bright spots may appear all
over the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
However, this is not a malfunction.
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Controls
Indicators
a
T POWER/CHARGE Lamp (墌 pg. 14)
Connectors
O USB (Universal Serial Bus) Connector
(墌 pg. 44)
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Other Parts
U LCD Monitor (墌 pg. 8)
V Viewfinder (墌 pg. 16)
W Card Cover [
] (墌 pg. 18)
X Battery Pack Mount (墌 pg. 14)
Y Shoulder Strap Eyelet (墌 pg. 13)
Z Grip Strap (墌 pg. 13)
a Speaker (墌 pg. 22)
b Lens
c LED Light (墌 pg. 38)
d Camera Sensor
(Be careful not to cover this area, a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.)
e Remote Sensor
f Stereo Microphone
g Stud Hole (墌 pg. 17)
h Tripod Mounting Socket (墌 pg. 17)
i Cassette Holder Cover (墌 pg. 17)
j Memory Card Slot (墌 pg. 18)
k Connector Cover
Power Switch Position
REC:
● To perform recording on the tape or in the
memory card.
OFF:
Allows you to switch off the camcorder.
PLAY:
● Allows you to play back a recording on the
tape.
● Allows you to display a still image stored in
the memory card or to transfer a still image
stored in the memory card to a PC.
P Digital Video Connector [DV IN*/OUT]
(i.LINK**) (墌 pg. 43, 44)
* For GR-D770EK only
** i.LINK refers to the IEEE1394-1995 industry
specification and extensions thereof. The logo
is used for products compliant with the i.LINK
standard.
The connectors are located beneath the covers.
Q S-Video Output Connector [S] (墌 pg. 23)
R Audio/Video Output Connector [AV]
(墌 pg. 23, 43)
S DC Input Connector [DC] (墌 pg. 14)
VIDEO/MEMORY Switch Position
VIDEO:
Allows you to record on a tape or play back a
tape.
MEMORY:
Allows you to record in a memory card or
access data stored in a memory card.
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:Up / Play / Pause [4/9] (墌 pg. 22)/
Manual Focus [FOCUS] (墌 pg. 39)
:Down / Stop [8] (墌 pg. 22)
Backlight Compensation
(墌 pg. 40)
Spot Exposure (墌 pg. 40)
:Left / Rewind [3] (墌 pg. 22)/
Quick Review [QUICK REVIEW]
(墌 pg. 19)
:Right / Fast-Forward [5] (墌 pg. 22)/
LED Light [LIGHT] (墌 pg. 38)
Press down [SET]
B VIDEO / MEMORY Switch
C 16:9 Wide Screen Button [16:9] (墌 pg. 18)
Blank Search [BLANK] (墌 pg. 23)
Index Button [INDEX] (墌 pg. 28)
D Menu Button [MENU] (墌 pg. 33)
E Data Battery Button [DATA] (墌 pg. 15)
F Auto Button [AUTO] (墌 pg. 21)
G Dioptre Adjustment Control (墌 pg. 16)
H Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT] (墌 pg. 38)
Live Slow Button [SLOW] (墌 pg. 38)
I Power Zoom Lever [T/W] (墌 pg. 20)
Speaker Volume Control [VOL. +, –]
(墌 pg. 22)
J Recording Start/Stop Button [START/STOP]
(墌 pg. 19)
K Power Switch [REC, PLAY, OFF]
L Lock Button
M Battery Release Button [BATT.] (墌 pg. 14)
N Cassette Open/Eject Switch [OPEN/EJECT]
(墌 pg. 17)
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
During Both Video And D.S.C Recording
During Video Recording
9
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LP
5
– – –min
REC
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7
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a Tape Running Indicator
(Rotates while tape is running).
B Selected Wide Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 18)
(only 16:9 indicator is displayed).
C Live Slow Indicator (墌 pg. 38)
D Recording Speed Mode (SP/LP) (墌 pg. 35)
(only LP indicator is displayed).
E Tape Remaining Time (墌 pg. 19)
F REC: (Appears during recording). (墌 pg. 19)
SLOW: (Appears when using Live Slow).
(墌 pg. 38)
G I: Insert (墌 pg. 46)
9I: Insert Pause
H Selected Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator
(墌 pg. 41)
I Wind Cut Indicator (墌 pg. 34)
J Time Code (墌 pg. 36)
K Digital Image Stabiliser (“DIS”) (墌 pg. 34)
(only
indicator is displayed).
L SOUND 12BIT/16BIT: Sound Mode Indicator
(墌 pg. 35) (Appears for approx. 5 seconds
after turning on the camcorder).
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2
3
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5
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7
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a Battery Remaining Power Indicator
B Operation Mode (墌 pg. 21)
A : Auto Mode
M : Manual Mode
C LED Light Indicator (墌 pg. 38)
D
: Night Indicator (墌 pg. 42)
: Gain Up Mode (墌 pg. 34)
E Shutter Speed (墌 pg. 42)
F White Balance Indicator (墌 pg. 40)
G Selected Effect Indicator (墌 pg. 42)
H Selected Program AE Indicator (墌 pg. 42)
I Approximate Zoom Ratio (墌 pg. 20)
J Zoom Indicator (墌 pg. 20)
K Shooting Icon (墌 pg. 27)
(Appears and blink during shooting)
L Card Icon (墌 pg. 27)
: Appears during shooting.
: Blinks in white when a memory card is
not loaded.
M Image Size/Picture Quality: 640F
640 x 480 F 640F (FINE) and 640 x 480 S
640S (STANDARD) (in order of quality)
(墌 pg. 35)
N Remaining Number Of Shots (墌 pg. 27)
(Displays the approximate remaining number
of shots that can be stored during D.S.C.
recording).
O PHOTO: (Appears when taking Snapshot).
(墌 pg. 27, 38)
P
: Spot Exposure Control Indicator
(墌 pg. 40)
: Backlight Compensation Indicator
(墌 pg. 40)
±: Exposure Adjustment Indicator (墌 pg. 39)
: Iris Lock Indicator (墌 pg. 40)
Q Date/Time (墌 pg. 16)
R Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator
(墌 pg. 39)
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1 2
During D.S.C. Playback
3
4 5
LP
6
x3
BLANK SEARCH
PUSH "STOP" BUTTON
TO CANCEL
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7
a Battery Remaining Power Indicator
B Sound L/R Indicator (墌 pg. 37)
C Blank Search Indicator (墌 pg. 23)
D Tape Speed (SP/LP) (墌 pg. 37)
(only LP indicator is displayed)
E Variable Search Speed Indicator: x-10, x-3,
x3 and x10 (墌 pg. 22)
F 4: Playback
5: Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
3: Rewind/Shuttle Search
9: Pause
9 4: Forward Frame-By-Frame Playback/
Slow-Motion
Y 9: Reverse Frame-By-Frame Playback/
Slow-Motion
D: Audio Dubbing
9D: Audio Dubbing Pause
G Date/Time (墌 pg. 37)
H VOLUME: Volume Level Indicator (墌 pg. 22)
I Time Code (墌 pg. 21, 37)
3
4
a Battery Remaining Power Indicator
B Folder/File Number
C Operation Mode Indicator
D Date/Time
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Regarding This Manual
Provided Accessories
Control Lever
LCD Monitor
Power Cord
AC Adapter AP-V14E
or
Audio/Video Cable
(Ø3.5 mini-plug to RCA plug)
Control lever
There are two kinds of operation using the
control lever: moving the lever towards up/down/
left/right, or pressing down the lever.
They are described and illustrated as shown
below.
1. Move the control lever up/down/left/right
( / / / ) to select:
USB Cable
Battery Pack
BN-VF808U
Core Filter (USB cable)
(墌 pg. 13 for attachment)
Select
Operation
4/9
FOCUS
CD-ROM
Remote Control Unit
RM-V740U
Move the control lever
down.
8
5
3
To select
Move the control lever up.
LIGHT
Move the control lever right
QUICK Move the control lever left
REVIEW
Lithium Battery CR2025*
(for remote control unit)
Shoulder Strap
(墌 pg. 13 for
attachment)
2. Press down the control lever to select SET:
SET
Lens Cap
(墌 pg. 13 for attachment)
* A lithium battery is pre-installed in the Remote
Control Unit at time of shipment (with insulation
sheet). To use the Remote Control Unit, remove
the insulation sheet.
NOTES:
● In order to maintain optimum performance of the
camcorder, provided cables may be equipped with
one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core
filter, the end that is closest to the filter should be
connected to the camcorder.
● Make sure to use the provided cables for
connections. Do not use any other cables.
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EN
13
How To Attach The Lens Cap
How To Attach The Core Filter
To protect the lens, attach
the provided lens cap to the
camcorder as shown in the
illustration.
Attach the core filters to the cables. The core
filter reduces interference. When connecting a
cable, attach the end with the core filter to the
camcorder.
NOTE:
1 Release the stoppers on both ends of the
core filter.
To confirm the lens cap is on
correctly make sure the cap is
flush to the camcorder.
Stopper
3 cm
Core filter
Place here during
shooting
How To Attach The Shoulder Strap
Wind once
Close the core filter until it clicks shut.
1 Peel off the pad
and thread the end
of the strap through
the eyelet.
Grip Adjustment
Eyelet
2 Thread the strap
through the buckle,
adjust its length, and
use the strap guide
to fix it in place.
3 Position the
buckle near the
eyelet and reattach
the pad.
Strap Guide
Buckle
Open the pad and make grip adjustments.
● Before making the adjustment, remove any
security tags that may be attached to the
velcro.
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2 Run the cable through the core filter.
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To detach the battery pack
Power
Slide the battery pack upward while pressing
BATT. to detach it.
Charging The Battery Pack
Battery pack
Battery pack mount
POWER/
CHARGE lamp
Charging time
BN-VF808U*
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BN-VF815U
Approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.
BN-VF823U
Approx. 3 hrs. 50 min.
* Provided
1
Arrow
Battery
pack
NOTES:
2
BATT
To DC
connector
Lock
Button
Power switch
To AC outlet
AC Adapter
1 Set the Power Switch to “OFF”.
2 With the arrow on the battery pack pointing
upward, push the battery pack slightly against
the battery pack mount a.
3 Slide up the battery pack until it locks in
place b.
4 Connect the Power Cord to the AC Adapter.
5 Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet.
6 Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder.
● The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder
blinks to indicate charging has started.
● When the POWER/CHARGE lamp goes out,
charging is finished. Unplug the AC Adapter from
the AC outlet. Disconnect the AC Adapter from the
camcorder.
● If the protective cap is attached to the battery
pack, remove it first.
● During charging, the camcorder cannot be
operated.
● Charging is not possible if the wrong type of
battery is used.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time
or after a long storage period, the POWER/
CHARGE lamp may not light. In this case, remove
the battery pack from the camcorder, then try
charging again.
● If a fully charged battery pack is attached to the
unit, POWER/CHARGE lamp will blink for approx.
10 seconds before it turns off.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely
short even after having been fully charged, the
battery is worn out and needs to be replaced.
Please purchase a new one.
● Since the AC Adapter processes electricity
internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure to
use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● After 5 minutes have elapsed in Record-Standby
mode with the cassette inserted, and no operation
is performed, the camcorder will automatically turn
off its power supplied from the AC Adapter. In this
case, the battery charge starts if the battery is
attached to the camcorder.
● Please do not pull or bend the AC adaptor plug
and cable. This may damage the AC adaptor.
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15
About Batteries
Data Battery System
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries
apart, or expose them to flame or excessive
heat, as it may cause a fire or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery or its
terminals to come in contact with metals, as this
can result in a short circuit and possibly start a
fire.
To resume the original function of the
accurate battery power indication
If the battery power indication differs from the
actual operating time, fully charge the battery,
and then run it down. However this method may
not work if the battery was used for a long period
of time under extremely high/low temperature
condition or charged too many times.
You can check the remaining battery power and
the recordable time.
When the battery is attached, press DATA.
BATTERY CONDITION
100%
MAX TIME
LCD
min
50%
FINDER
min
* Provided
● When the Power Switch is set to “OFF”, it is
displayed. for approx 3 seconds if the button is
pressed and released quickly, and for approx
15 seconds if the button is pressed and hold
for approx several seconds.
● When the Power Switch is set to “PLAY” or
“REC”, press DATA again to return to the
normal screen.
● Data battery status cannot be displayed during
playback or while recording is in progress.
● If “COMMUNICATION ERROR” appears
instead of the battery status even though you
tried to press DATA several times, there may
be a problem on the battery. In such a case,
consult your nearest JVC dealer.
NOTES:
Using AC Power
Using The Battery Pack
Perform steps 2 – 3 in “Charging The Battery
Pack”. (墌 pg. 14)
Maximum continuous recording time
Battery pack
LCD monitor on
BN-VF808U*
1 hr. 50 min.
2 hrs. 15 min.
Viewfinder on
BN-VF815U
3 hrs. 40 min.
4 hrs. 30 min.
BN-VF823U
5 hrs. 30 min.
6 hrs. 45 min.
● Recording time is reduced significantly under the
following conditions:
• Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged
repeatedly.
• The LCD monitor is used repeatedly.
• The playback mode is engaged repeatedly.
• The LED Light is used.
● Before extended use, it is recommended that you
prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the
planned shooting time.
ATTENTION:
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.
Perform steps 4 – 6 in “Charging The Battery
Pack”. (墌 pg. 14)
NOTE:
The provided AC Adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
INFORMATION:
The following explanations in this manual
supposes the use of LCD monitor in your
operation. If you want to use the viewfinder,
close the LCD monitor and pull out the
viewfinder fully.
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Language Settings
Viewfinder Adjustment
The language on the display can be changed.
(墌 pg. 36)
1 Select
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
2 Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH
ESPAÑOL
ITALIANO
locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully.
3 Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
Example:
2 SET
1 Open the LCD monitor fully.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” or “PLAY”
while pressing down the Lock Button located on
the switch.
● If set to “REC”, the recording mode should be
set to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
3 Press MENU
4 Select “SYSTEM”, press SET or .
5 Select “LANGUAGE”, press SET or .
6 Select the desired language, press SET or .
7 Press MENU.
Press whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
CAUTION:
When retracting the viewfinder, take care not to
pinch your fingers.
Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display
Date/Time Settings
1 Select
Dioptre Adjustment Control
CLOCK ADJ.
MONTH. DATE. YEAR
01. 03.
24h
1 Select
2007
02 : 10
BRIGHT
±0
2 SET
The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all
times, but its display can be turned on or off.
(墌 pg. 36, 37)
Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Language Settings”.
(墌 pg. 16)
1 Select “DISPLAY”, press SET or .
2 Select “CLOCK ADJ.” press SET or .
3 SET or the desired date display format,
press SET or
.
● Repeat this step to input time display format
(Select from “24h” or “12h”), month, date, year,
hour and minutes.
4 Press MENU.
Press whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen/setting.
2 SET
Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Language Settings”.
(墌 pg. 16)
● To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder, pull
out the viewfinder fully and set “PRIORITY” to
“FINDER”. (墌 pg. 33, 36)
1 Select “DISPLAY”, press SET or .
2 Select “BRIGHT”, press SET or .
3 Select the appropriate brightness,
press SET or
.
4 Press MENU.
Press whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
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To attach the camcorder
to a tripod, align the
direction stud and screw
to the mounting socket
and stud hole on the
camcorder. Then tighten
the screw clockwise.
● Some tripods are not
equipped with studs.
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
The camcorder needs to be powered up to load
or eject a cassette.
PUSH
Cassette
holder cover
17
NOTES:
● If you wait a few seconds and the cassette holder
does not open, close the cassette holder cover
and try again. If the cassette holder still does
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.
● Appears if a tape is loaded while the Power
Switch is set to “REC”.
● Blinks when no tape is loaded.
TAPE!
Appears if a tape is not loaded when the
Recording Start/Stop Button or SNAPSHOT
Button is pressed while the Power Switch is set
to “REC” and the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is
set to “VIDEO”.
CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB
Cassette
holder
Erase
protection tab
OPEN/EJECT
Make sure the window
side is facing out
1
Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT in the direction
of the arrow, then pull the cassette holder cover
open until it locks. The cassette holder opens
automatically.
● Do not touch internal components.
2 Insert or remove a tape and press “PUSH” to
close the cassette holder.
● Be sure to press only the section labelled “PUSH”
to close the cassette holder; touching other parts
may cause your finger to get caught in the
cassette holder, resulting in injury or product
damage.
● Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes
automatically. Wait until it recedes completely
before closing the cassette holder cover.
● When the battery pack’s charge is low, you may
not be able to close the cassette holder cover. Do
not apply force. Replace the battery pack with a
fully charged one or use AC power before
continuing.
3 Close the cassette holder cover firmly until it
locks into place.
Appears when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE” while the Power Switch is set to “REC”
and the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to
“VIDEO”. (墌 pg. 19)
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Loading/Unloading A Memory
Card
Card Cover (
Memory card
(optional)
)
16:9 Wide Mode
You can record videos at 4:3 size and 16:9 size.
By default, the camera is set to record videos at
the 16:9 size.
Clipped edge
1 Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
2 Open the card cover ( ).
3 To load a memory card, firmly insert it with
its clipped edge first.
To unload a memory card, push it once. After
the memory card comes out of the camcorder,
pull it out.
● Do not touch the terminal on the reverse side of
the label.
16:9
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
Each press 16:9 switches the screen size.
On the LCD monitor:
4 Close the card cover.
16 : 9
NOTES:
● Some brands of memory cards are not compatible
with this camcorder. Before purchasing a memory
card, consult its manufacturer or dealer.
● Before using a new memory card, it is necessary
to format the card. (墌 pg. 32)
On the viewfinder :
PLEASE FORMAT
Appears when there is a problem with a memory
card and its memory is corrupt, or it has not
been initialised. Initialise the memory card.
(墌 pg. 32)
CARD ERROR!
Appears when the camcorder does not
recognize the loaded memory card. Remove the
memory card once and insert it again. Repeat
these procedures until no indication appears. If
the indication still appears, the memory card is
corrupted.
4:3
16 : 9
4:3
NOTE:
If you record videos in 16:9 size, the image may
appear to be slightly vertically stretched when
playing back on TV with 4:3 screen.
(墌 pg. 33, 36, 37)
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Basic Recording
NOTE:
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed
below:
● Power. (墌 pg. 14)
● Loading A Cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
● Remove the lens cap. (墌 pg. 13)
● Open the LCD monitor fully.
● Select videos at 4:3 size or 16:9 (Wide) size.
(墌 pg. 18)
VIDEO/MEMORY
EN
19
● 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. 21).
● To record in LP (Long Play) mode. (墌 pg. 35)
Tape Remaining Time
Approximate tape remaining
62 min
time appears on the display.
“---min” means the
camcorder is calculating the
remaining time. When the
remaining time reaches 2 minutes, the indication
starts blinking.
● The time required to calculate and display the
remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the
calculation, may vary according to the type of tape
used.
Zoom Lever
Lock Button
Recording Start/Stop
Button
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
3 Press START/STOP button to start recording.
“REC” appears on the display while recording is
in progress. To stop recording press
START/STOP again.
Enables to check the end of the
last recording.
1) Press QUICK REVIEW during
the Recording-Standby mode.
2) Tape is rewound for about
several seconds and played back automatically,
then pauses in the Recording-Standby mode for
the next shot.
● Distortion may occur at start of playback. This
is normal.
● Slide the Power Zoom lever repeatedly to
change the sound setting to on/off.
Approximate recording time
Tape
30 min.
Recording mode
SP
30 min.
LP
45 min.
60 min.
60 min.
90 min.
80 min.
80 min.
120 min.
NOTES:
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for 5
minutes and no operation is performed, the
camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To turn
the camcorder on again, push back and pull out
the viewfinder again or close and re-open the LCD
monitor.
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Quick Review
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VIDEO RECORDING
Zooming
Journalistic Shooting
While recording
Zoom out
Zoom in
W: Wide angle
T: Telephoto
● You can zoom in up to 34X by using the optical
zoom.
● Zoom magnification over 34X is done through
digital image Digital zooming is possible up to
800X. Set (ZOOM) to [68X] or [800X]. (墌 pg. 34)
Optical zoom (up to 34X)
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).
Interface Shooting
Digital zoom (up to 800X)
NOTES:
● Macro shooting is possible as close as approx.
5 cm to the subject when the zoom lever is set all
the way to W.
● When you zoom into a subject close to the lens,
the camera may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance to the subject. In this
case, set “TELE MACRO” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 34)
The person you
shoot can view
himself/herself in
the LCD monitor,
and you can even
shoot yourself
while viewing your
own image in the
LCD monitor.
1) Open the LCD
monitor and tilt it
upward to 180° so
that it faces
forward. Then, pull
out the viewfinder
fully.
2) Point the lens
toward the subject (yourself when self-recording)
and start recording.
● During Interface Shooting, the monitor image
appears inverted as it would when viewing a
mirror. However, the actual recorded image does
not appear inverted.
● If the Quick Review (墌 pg. 19) is executed
during the interface shooting, the LCD monitor
will be turned off. In such a case, check the
playback picture in the viewfinder.
● To check the playback picture in the LCD
monitor, close the viewfinder.
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Time Code
Dual Rec.
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.
You can capture still images without disturbing
the recording in progress. Press SNAPSHOT.
A sub screen will be displayed for approx. 6
seconds to show you the snapshot image.
Minutes
Seconds
Frames*
(25 frames = 1 second)
12 : 34 : 24
* Frames are not displayed during recording.
If recording starts from a blank portion, the time
code begins counting from “00:00:00”
(minute:second:frame). If recording starts from
the end of a previously recorded scene,
the time code continues from the last time code
number. If during recording a blank portion is left
partway through the tape, the time code is
interrupted. When recording is resumed, the
time code starts counting up again from
“00:00:00”. This means the camcorder may
record the same time codes as those existing in
a previously recorded scene. To prevent this,
perform Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
(墌 pg. 21) in the following cases;
● When shooting again after playing back a
recorded tape.
● When power shuts off during shooting.
● When a tape is removed and re-inserted during
shooting.
● When shooting using a partially recorded tape.
● When shooting on a blank portion located partway
through the tape.
● When shooting again after shooting a scene then
opening/closing the cassette holder cover.
NOTES:
● The time code cannot be reset.
● During fast-forwarding and rewinding, the time
code indication does not move smoothly.
● The time code is displayed only when “TIME
CODE” is set to “ON”. (墌 pg. 36)
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
1) Play back a tape or use Blank Search
(墌 pg. 23) to find the spot at which you want to
start recording, then engage the Still Playback
mode. (墌 pg. 22)
2) Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch,
then start recording.
● The Still image is saved into the memory card
while video is recorded onto the cassette tape.
(CARD)”.
● “REC SELECT” must be set to “
Auto/Manual Mode
Press AUTO button repeatedly to switch to auto/
manual recording mode. When manual mode is
selected, the indicator “M” appears on the LCD
monitor.
Auto Mode: A
You can record using no special effects or
manual adjustments.
Manual Mode: M
Manual recording is possible by setting various
functions.
M
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NOTES:
Normal Playback
Lock Button
VIDEO/MEMORY VOL. +/–
Power
Switch
4/9
5
● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD
monitor, viewfinder or on a connected TV.
(墌 pg. 23)
● If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power
is supplied from a battery, the camcorder shuts off
automatically. To turn the camcorder on again,
push back and pull out the viewfinder again or
close and re-open the LCD monitor.
● When a cable is connected to the AV connector,
the sound is not heard from the speaker.
HDV
3
8
Appears when pictures recorded in the HDV
format are detected. The pictures in the HDV
format cannot be played back with this
camcorder.
BLANK
MENU
Speaker
1 Load a cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”. Still Playback
Pauses during video playback.
3 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
1) Press 4/9 during playback.
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/9
again.
● If still playback continues for more than about
3 minutes, the camcorder’s Stop mode is
automatically engaged.
Variable Shuttle Search
SET
● The above screen (referring to the control lever
(墌 pg. 12)) will be displayed for approx. 3
seconds on the LCD Monitor.
Operation
4/9
Allows variable-speed search in either direction
during video playback.
1) During playback, press 5 once or twice for
forward search, or 3 once or twice for reverse
search.
To select
Move the control lever up
8
Move the control lever down
5
Move the control lever right
3
Move the control lever left
4 To start playback, press 4/9.
5 To stop playback, press 8.
● During Stop mode, press 3 to rewind, or 5
to fast-forward the tape.
● Press SET to display the guide operation screen.
To control the speaker volume
Slide the Power Zoom Lever (VOL. +/–) towards
“+” to turn up the volume, or towards “–” to turn
down the volume.
3
x-10
5
x-3
x3
x10
2) To resume normal playback, press 4/9.
● During playback, press and hold 5 or 3. The
search continues as long as you hold the button.
Once you release the button, normal playback
resumes.
● A slight mosaic effect appears on the display
during Shuttle Search. This is not a malfunction.
ATTENTION:
During Shuttle Search,
parts of the picture may
not be clearly visible,
particularly on the left side
of the screen.
During Shuttle Search,
parts of the picture may
not be clearly visible
across the screen.
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Blank Search
Helps you find where you should start recording
in the middle of a tape to avoid time code
interruption. (墌 pg. 21)
EN
23
Connections To A TV Or VCR
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 “Normal Playback”.
(墌 pg. 22)
2 Press BLANK.
● The “BLANK SEARCH” indication appears and
the camcorder automatically starts reverse or
forward search, then stops at the spot which is
about 3 seconds of tape before the beginning of
the detected blank portion.
● To cancel Blank Search midway, press 8 or
BLANK.
To AV
connector
or
● Before starting Blank Search, if the current
position is at a blank portion, the camcorder
searches in the reverse direction. If the current
position is at a recorded portion, the camcorder
searches in the forward direction.
● If the beginning or end of the tape is reached
during Blank Search, the camcorder stops
automatically.
● A blank portion which is shorter than 5 seconds of
tape may not be detected.
● The detected blank portion may be located
between recorded scenes. Before you start
recording, make sure there is no recorded scene
after the blank portion.
Playback Snapshot
This camcorder allows you to take snapshots
during video playback.
Press SNAPSHOT.
S cable
(optional)
Audio/Video
cable
(provided)
4
TV
VCR
A Black to S-VIDEO IN (Connect when your
TV/VCR has S-VIDEO in and A/V input
connectors. In this case, it is not necessary to
connect the yellow video cable).
B Yellow to VIDEO IN (Connect when your
TV/VCR has only A/V input connectors).
C Red to AUDIO R IN*
D White to AUDIO L IN*
* Not required for watching still images only.
NOTE:
The S-Video cable is optional. Be sure to use the
YTU94146A S-Video cable. Consult the JVC
Service Centre described on the sheet included in
the package for details on its availability. Make sure
to connect the end with a core filter to the camera.
The core filter reduces interference.
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as
shown in the illustration.
If using a VCR, go to step 3.
If not, go to step 4.
3 Connect the VCR output to the TV input,
referring to your VCR’s instruction manual.
4 Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV.
5 Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set
the TV to its VIDEO mode.
Playback Using The Remote
Control
A battery is included inside the remote control at
the time of purchase.
Remove the insulation sheet before use.
Installing The Battery
The remote control uses one lithium battery
(CR2025).
6 Start playback on the camcorder. (墌 pg. 22)
Pull out the battery
holder by pressing the
lock tab.
● Please set “16:9 OUTPUT” of Playback Menus so
that the image may suit your TV
(16:9 TV or 4:3 TV). (墌 pg. 18, 33, 36, 37)
To choose whether or not the following
displays appear on the connected TV
● Date/Time
Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON” or “OFF”. (墌 pg. 33)
Or, press DISPLAY on the remote control to turn
on/off the date indication.
● Time Code
Set “TIME CODE” to “ON” or “OFF”. (墌 pg. 33)
● Indications other than date/time and time code
Set “ON SCREEN” to “OFF”, “LCD” or “LCD/TV”.
(墌 pg. 33)
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery pack.
(墌 pg. 15)
● To monitor the picture and sound from the
camcorder without inserting a tape or memory
card, set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “REC”,
then set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
Lock tab
Beam Effective Area (indoor use)
When using the remote
control, be sure to point it at
the remote sensor. The
transmitted beam’s
approximate effective
distance for indoor use is
5 m.
NOTE:
Remote sensor
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation when the remote sensor
is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful lighting.
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
Buttons And Functions
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q S.SHOT Button
Functions the same as SNAPSHOT on the
camcorder.
(Also available with the Power Switch set to
“PLAY”).
Zoom (T/W)
SLOW (YI)
PLAY
(Left)
SHIFT
PAUSE or
(Up)
SLOW (IU)
(Right)
STOP or
(Down)
A Infrared beam transmitting window
Slow-Motion Playback
During normal video playback, press SLOW
(YI or IU) more than approx. 2 seconds.
● After approx. 10 minutes, normal playback
resumes.
● To pause Slow-Motion playback, press
PAUSE (9).
● To stop Slow-Motion playback, press PLAY (U).
NOTES:
● You can also engage Slow-Motion Playback from
Still Playback by pressing SLOW (YI or IU) more
than approx. 2 seconds.
● After SLOW (YI or IU) is pressed and held, the still
image may be displayed for a few seconds,
followed by a blue screen for a few seconds. This is
not a malfunction.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, there will be
disturbances in video and the picture may seem
unstable, especially with steady images. This is not
a malfunction.
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RECORDING & PLAYBACK
The following buttons are available only when the
camcorder’s Power Switch is set to “PLAY”.
B PAUSE Button
Up Button (墌 pg. 25)
C SLOW Rewind Button (墌 pg. 25)
D REW Button
Left Button (墌 pg. 25)
E INSERT Button (墌 pg. 46)
F SHIFT Button (墌 pg. 25)
G DISPLAY Button (墌 pg. 24, 43)
H SLOW Forward Button (墌 pg. 25)
I PLAY Button
J FF Button
Right Button (墌 pg. 25)
K A. DUB Button (墌 pg. 45)
L STOP Button
Down Button (墌 pg. 25)
M EFFECT Button (墌 pg. 26)
N EFFECT ON/OFF Button (墌 pg. 26)
The following buttons are available when the
camcorder’s Power Switch is set to “REC”.
o Zoom (T/W) Buttons
Zoom in/out (墌 pg. 20, 26)
(Also available with the Power Switch set to
“PLAY”)
p START/STOP Button
Functions the same as the Recording Start/
Stop Button on the camcorder.
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
Frame-By-Frame Playback
Playback Special Effects
During normal or still playback, press SLOW
(IU) repeatedly for forward or SLOW (YI)
repeatedly for reverse. Each time SLOW
(YI or IU) is pressed, the frame is played back.
Allows you to add creative effects to the video
playback image.
Playback Zoom
Magnifies the recorded image up to 24X at any
time during video playback and D.S.C. playback.
1) Press PLAY (U) to start video
playback. Or perform normal
playback of images.
2) At the point you want to zoom
in, press the Zoom Button (T).
● To zoom out, press the Zoom
Button (W).
3) You can move the image on
the screen around to find a
particular portion of the picture.
While holding down SHIFT,
press
(Left), (Right),
(Up) and
(Down).
● To end zoom, press and hold W until magnification
returns to normal. Or, press STOP (8) and then
press PLAY (U) during video playback.
● To end zoom during D.S.C. playback, press
PLAY (U).
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during slow-motion and still
playback.
● Due to digital image processing, the quality of the
image may suffer.
SEPIA: (墌 pg. 42)
MONOTONE: (墌 pg. 42)
CLASSIC: (墌 pg. 42)
STROBE: (墌 pg. 42)
1) To start
EFFECT ON/OFF
playback,
EFFECT
press
PLAY (U).
2) Press
EFFECT.
The
PLAYBACK EFFECT Select Menu appears.
3) Press EFFECT repeatedly to move the
highlight bar to the desired effect.
● The selected function is activated and after
2 seconds the menu disappears.
● To deactivate the selected effect, press EFFECT
ON/OFF. To reactivate the selected effect press
EFFECT ON/OFF again.
● To change the selected effect, repeat from step 2
above.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
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D.S.C. RECORDING
Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot)
You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still
Camera for taking snapshots. Still images are
stored in the memory card.
NOTE:
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed
below:
● Power. (墌 pg. 14)
● Loading a Memory Card. (墌 pg. 18)
● Remove the lens cap.
● Open the LCD monitor fully. (墌 pg. 8)
SNAPSHOT
VIDEO
Lock Button
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CHECK CARD’S WRITE PROTECTION
SWITCH
Appears when you attempt to shoot digital still
images when the write protection tab on the SD
Memory Card is set to the “LOCK” position.
MEMORY CARD!
Appears if there is no memory card loaded when
the SNAPSHOT button is pressed.
Approximate Number of Storable Images
● The number increases or decreases depending
on the Picture Quality, etc.
Image Size/Picture
Quality
SD Memory Card
8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB
640 x 480/FINE
47
95
205
640 x 480/STANDARD
160
295
625 1285
425
MEMORY
VIDEO/
MEMORY
Power Switch
Image Size/Picture
Quality
MultiMediaCard
8 MB
16 MB 32 MB
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
640 x 480/FINE
57
105
215
“MEMORY”.
640 x 480/STANDARD
191
320
645
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing
3 Press SNAPSHOT. The “O” indication
appears while the snapshot is being taken.
● To delete unwanted still images, refer to “Deleting
Files” (墌 pg. 30).
● When you do not want to hear the shutter sound,
set “MELODY” to “OFF”. (墌 pg. 36)
NOTE:
If shooting is not performed for approx. 5 minutes
when the Power Switch is set to “REC” and power
is supplied from the battery pack, the camcorder
shuts off automatically to save power. To perform
shooting again, push back and pull out the
viewfinder again or close and re-open the LCD
monitor.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
● To change the Picture Quality (墌 pg. 33, 35).
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D.S.C. PLAYBACK
Normal Playback Of Images
Images shot with the camcorder are
automatically numbered, then stored in
numerical order in the memory card. You can
view the stored images, one at a time, much like
flipping through a photo album.
VIDEO/MEMORY
Lock Button
Auto Playback Of Images
You can run through all the images stored in
memory card automatically.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images” (墌 pg. 28).
2 Press 4/9 to start Auto Playback.
● If you press during Auto Playback, files are
displayed in descending order.
● If you press during Auto Playback, files are
displayed in ascending order.
3 To end Auto Playback, press 8.
Power
Switch
[PLAY] 4,
SET
[STOP] 8,
Index Playback Of Files
You can view several different files stored in the
memory card at a time. This browsing capability
makes it easy to locate a particular file you want.
1 Perform steps
MENU INDEX
1 Load a memory card. (墌 pg. 18)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
“MEMORY”.
3 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
● A stored image is displayed.
4 Press
to display the previous file. Press
to display the next file.
NOTE:
Images shot and stored on the card with another
device with resolutions other than “640 x 480” will
be displayed as thumbnails only. These thumbnail
images cannot be transferred to a PC.
Selected file
1 – 3 in “Normal
Playback Of
3
2
1
Images”
(墌 pg. 28).
4
5
6
2 Press INDEX.
The Index Screen
8
9
7
appears.
3 Press , ,
or
to move the
Index number
frame to the
desired file.
4 Press SET. The selected file is displayed.
Removing On-Screen Display
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images” (墌 pg. 28).
1 Select
ON SCREEN
OFF
ON
Playback Zoom
Available only with the remote control.
(墌 pg. 25)
NO IMAGES STORED
Appears if there are no image files stored in the
memory card when you attempt memory card
playback.
?
Appears when playing back a file that is not
compatible with DCF or a file with a size that is
not compatible with this camcorder.
2 SET
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “ON SCREEN”, press SET or
. The
ON SCREEN menu appears.
● Press whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
4 Select “OFF”, press SET or .
5 Press MENU.
● The operation mode indicator and folder/file
number, date/time and battery remaining power
indicators disappear.
● To display the indicators again, select “ON”.
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6
Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET.
Resetting The File Name
By resetting the file name, a new folder will be
made. The new files you are going to make will
be stored in the new folder. It is convenient to
separate the new files from previously made
files.
● To cancel protection,
select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for
all files you want to
protect.
1 Select
“Normal Playback Of Images”
(墌 pg. 28).
PROTECT
PROTECT?
EXECUTE
RETURN
4 Select “PROT.ALL”, press SET or
The PROTECT screen appears.
.
5 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
2 Press MENU.
3 Select "NO.RESET", press
● To cancel protection, select “RETURN”.
4 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET. The new
folder (such as "101JVCGR") will be made and
the file name of the next shot starts from
DVC00001.
NOTE:
If the file name reaches DVC09999, a new folder
(such as “101JVCGR”) will be made and the file
name will start again from DVC00001.
Protecting Files
The Protect mode helps prevent the accidental
erasure of files.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images” (墌 pg. 28).
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “PROTECT”, press SET or
NOTE:
If the “
” mark appears, the currently displayed
file is protected.
To Remove Protection
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 – 3
in “Protecting Files”.
To remove protection from the currently
displayed file
4 Select “CURRENT”, press SET or
PROTECT screen appears.
. The
5 Press or to select the desired file.
6 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all files you want to
remove protection.
To remove protection from all files stored in
the memory card
PROTECT menu appears.
4 Select “CANC.ALL”, press SET or
PROTECT screen appears.
● Press whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
5 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
. The
To protect the currently displayed file
PROTECT
CURRENT
PROT.ALL
CANC.ALL
5 Press
or
to
select the desired file.
Select
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
. The
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK
2 SET
SET or . The NO. RESET
screen appears.
press SET or .
The PROTECT screen
appears.
29
To protect all files stored in the memory card
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in
4 Select “CURRENT”,
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C.
Deleting Files
Previously stored files can be deleted either one
at a time or all at once.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in
1 Select
“Normal Playback Of Images”
(墌 pg. 28).
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “DELETE”, press SET
2 SET
● Press whenever you want to return to the
previous menu screen.
To delete the currently displayed file
press SET or . The
DELETE screen appears.
● Press whenever you
want to return to the
previous menu screen
4
Select “ALL 1”, press
SET or . The DPOF
screen appears.
Select
DELETE
DELETE?
● To cancel deletion, select
“RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for
all files you want to delete.
EXECUTE
RETURN
NOTE:
If the “
” mark appears, the selected file is
protected and cannot be deleted.
To delete all files stored in the memory card
4 Select “ALL”, press SET or
. The DELETE
screen appears.
5 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel deletion, select “RETURN”.
NOTES:
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in
“Normal Playback Of Images”
(墌 pg. 28).
1 Select
2 SET
or . The DPOF menu
appears.
or to select
the desired file.
press SET.
To Print All Still Images (One Print For Each)
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “DPOF”, press SET
DELETE
CURRENT
ALL
5 Press
6 Select “EXECUTE”,
This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard in order to
support future systems such as automatic
printing.
* Up to a maximum limit of 999 stored files in the
memory card.
or . The DELETE menu
appears.
4 Select “CURRENT”,
Setting Print Information
(DPOF Setting)*
● Protected files (墌 pg. 29) cannot be deleted. To
delete them, remove protection first.
● Once files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
Check files before deleting.
5 Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET.
● To cancel selection, select
“RETURN”.
DPOF
CURRENT
ALL 1
RESET
DPOF
ALL 1?
EXECUTE
RETURN
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To Print By Selecting Still Images And
Number Of Prints
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “To Print All Still
Images (One Print For Each)”. (墌 pg. 30)
2 Select “CURRENT”,
press SET or . The
DPOF screen appears.
DPOF
SHEETS
02
RETURN
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To Reset The Number Of Prints
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “To Print All Still
Images (One Print For Each)”. (墌 pg. 30)
2 Select “RESET”, press SET or
screen appears.
. The DPOF
3 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
● The number of prints is reset to 0 for all still
images.
CAUTION:
While performing the above, never disconnect
power, as this may cause the memory card to be
corrupted.
3 Press
or to select
the desired file.
NOTE:
Select
4 Press
or to select the
number indication (00), and press
SET.
2 SET
DPOF
prints by pressing
to
increase the number, or
to decrease the number,
and press SET.
SHEETS
02
● 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 Select “RETURN”,
press SET. The “SAVE?”
appears.
● If you did not change any
settings in step 3 through
5, the DPOF Menu
reappears.
DPOF
SAVE?
EXECUTE
CANCEL
7 Select “EXECUTE”, press SET.
● To cancel selection, select “CANCEL”.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK
5 Select the number of
1 Select
When the image is printed from the printer, a black
bar appears at the bottom of the screen. This is not
a malfunction. By recording with “DIS” de-activated
(墌 pg. 30) this can be avoided.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C.
Initialising A Memory Card
You can initialise a memory card any time.
After initialising, all files and data stored in the
memory card, including those which have been
protected, are cleared.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images”. (墌 pg. 28)
2 Press MENU.
3 Select “FORMAT”, press SET or
.
The FORMAT screen appears.
● Press whenever you want to
return to the previous menu
screen.
1 Select
2 SET
4 Select “EXECUTE”,
press SET. The memory
card is initialised.
● When initialisation is
finished, “NO IMAGES
STORED” appears.
● To cancel initialisation,
select “CANCEL”.
FORMAT
ERASE ALL
EXISTING DATA?
EXECUTE
CANCEL
ADVANCED FEATURES
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MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT
Changing The Menu Settings
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use,
on-screen menu system that simplifies many of
the more detailed camcorder settings.
(墌 pg. 33 – 37)
Lock button
Power Switch
EN
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4 Select the desired function, press SET or
.
The selected function menu appears.
Example: FUNCTION menu.
Current Setting
FUNCTION
WIPE/FADER
PROGRAM AE
EFFECT
EXPOSURE
W.BALANCE
SHUTTER
EXIT
OFF
OFF
OFF
+_ 0
AUTO
OFF
5 Select the desired selection, press SET or
Example: WIPE/FADER menu.
.
WIPE/FADER
OFF
WHITE
BLACK
SLIDE
SCROLL
1 Select
OFF
WH
BK
6 Select the desired setting, press SET or
Selection is completed.
2 SET MENU
1 For Video and D.S.C. Recording Menus:
● Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO” or
“MEMORY”.
● Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
● Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
.
7 Press MENU. The Menu Screen closes.
● Press whenever you want to cancel or return to
the previous menu screen.
● Repeat the procedure if you wish to set other
function menus.
● Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
● Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
● For D.S.C. Playback Menus, refer to “D.S.C.
PLAYBACK” (墌 pg. 28).
2 Open the LCD monitor fully. (墌 pg. 8)
3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
Screen for Video and
D.S.C. Recording Menu
*
Screen for Video
Playback Menu
FUNCTION
CAMERA
VTR
DISPLAY
SYSTEM
EXIT
* Video Recording Menu only
VTR
DISPLAY
SYSTEM
EXIT
ADVANCED FEATURES
For Video Playback Menus:
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MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT
In the following pages, [ ] refers to Factory
preset settings.
Recording Menus
FUNCTION
● The menu settings can be changed only when
the Power Switch is set to “REC”.
● Each setting (except “EFFECT” and
“SHUTTER”) which is set in Video Recording
Menu is also applied in the D.S.C. Recording
Menu.
WIPE/FADER*
(墌 pg. 33, 41), “Wipe or Fader Effects”
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”
PROGRAM AE
(墌 pg. 33, 42), “Program AE, Effects and
Shutter Effects”
EFFECT
(墌 pg. 33, 42), “Program AE, Effects and
Shutter Effects”
EXPOSURE
TELE MACRO
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: When the distance to the subject is less
than 1 m, set “TELE MACRO” to “ON”. You can
shoot a subject as large as possible at a
distance of approx. 40 cm. Depending on the
zoom position, the lens may go out of focus.
DIS*
OFF
: Disables the function. (DIS disabled
icon appears).
[ON]: To compensate for unstable images
caused by camera-shake, particularly at high
magnification.
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilisation may not be possible if hand
shake is excessive, or depending on the shooting
condition.
● Switch off this mode when recording with the
camcorder on a tripod.
● DIS cannot be activated when “NIGHT” in
“PROGRAM AE” or “STROBE” in “EFFECT” is
selected or when LIGHT is set to on, or when is
SNAPSHOT pressed.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”
(墌 pg. 33, 39), “Exposure Control”
GAIN UP
W. BALANCE
(墌 pg. 33, 40), “White Balance Adjustment”
OFF: Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no
picture brightness adjustment.
[AGC]: The overall appearance may be grainy,
but the image is bright.
AUTO
: The shutter speed is automatically
adjusted. Shooting a subject in low or poor
lighting at slow shutter speed provides a brighter
image than in the AGC mode, but the subject’s
movements are not smooth or natural. The
overall appearance may be grainy. While the
shutter speed is being automatically adjusted,
“
” is displayed.
SHUTTER
(墌 pg. 33, 42), “Program AE, Effects and
Shutter Effects”
CAMERA
The following menu settings can be changed
only when the Power Switch is set to “REC”.
ZOOM*
[34X]: When set to “34X” while using Digital
Zoom, the zoom magnification will reset to 34X
since Digital Zoom will be disengaged.
68X*: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By
digitally processing and magnifying images,
zooming is possible from 34X (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 68X digital magnification.
800X*: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By
digitally processing and magnifying images,
zooming is possible from 34X (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 800X digital
magnification.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”
WIND CUT*
[OFF]: Disengages the function.
ON
: Helps cut down on noise created by
wind. The “
” indicator appears. The quality of
the sound will change. This is normal.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”
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IMAGE SIZE*
[640 x 480 F] / 640 x 480 S
The Image Size mode can be selected to best
match your needs. Two Picture Quality modes
are available: FINE ( 640F ) and STANDARD
( 640S ) (in order of quality).
SNAP/SLOW
]: Snapshot mode
[SNAP
SLOW
: Live Slow mode
For details on the procedure, refer to “Live Slow”
(墌 pg. 38) and “Snapshot (Record Still Image
On Tape)” (墌 pg. 38).
NOTE:
REC SELECT
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. (墌 pg. 27)
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “MEMORY”
VTR
Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”.
REC MODE
[SP]*: To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode
LP: Long Play–more economical, providing 1.5
times the recording time.
* SP indicator does not appear on the screen.
(TAPE): When Snapshot recording is
performed with the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch set
to “VIDEO”, still images are recorded only onto
the tape.
/
(TAPE/CARD): When Snapshot
recording is performed with the VIDEO/
MEMORY Switch set to “VIDEO”, still images
are recorded not only onto the tape but also in
the memory card (640 x 480 pixels).
[
(CARD)]: When Snapshot recording is
performed with the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch Set
to “VIDEO”, still images are recorded into the
Memory Card only. Select this setting to perform
Dual Rec. (墌 pg. 21)
NOTES:
ADVANCED FEATURES
● Audio Dubbing (墌 pg. 45) and Insert Editing
(墌 pg. 46) are possible on tapes recorded in the
SP mode.
● It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP
mode on this camcorder be played back on this
camcorder.
● If the recording mode is switched, the playback
picture will be blurred at the switching point.
● During playback of a tape recorded on another
camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there
may be momentary pauses in the sound.
SOUND MODE
[12BIT]: Enables video recording of stereo
sound on four separate channels, (Equivalent to
the 32 kHz mode of previous models.)
16BIT: Enables video recording of stereo sound
on two separate channels. (Equivalent to the
48 kHz mode of previous models.)
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DISPLAY
The DISPLAY settings (except “CLOCK ADJ.”,
“16:9 OUTPUT” and “BRIGHT”) are effective only
for shooting.
ON SCREEN
LCD: Keeps the camcorder’s display (except the
date, time and time code) from appearing on the
connected TV screen.
[LCD/TV]: Makes the camcorder’s display
appear on screen when the camcorder is
connected to a TV.
DATE/TIME
[OFF]: The date/time does not appear.
ON: The date/time is always displayed.
● The date indication can also be turned on/off
by pressing the DISPLAY Button on the remote
control. (墌 pg. 25, 43)
CLOCK ADJ.
墌 pg. 16, “Date/Time Settings”
TIME CODE*
[OFF]: Time code is not displayed.
ON: Time code is displayed on the camcorder and
on the connected TV. Frame numbers are not
displayed during recording. (墌 pg. 21)
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch is set to “VIDEO”
16:9 OUTPUT
To enable your tv to display images in 16:9 wide
mode, set the tv screen size correctly.
4:3TV: For TV with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
[16:9TV]: For TV with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
BRIGHT
墌 pg. 16, “Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display”
SYSTEM
The “SYSTEM” functions which are set when the
Power Switch is set to “REC” are also applied
when the Power switch is set to “PLAY”.
LANGUAGE
[ENGLISH] / FRANCAIS / DEUTSCH /
ESPAÑOL / ITALIANO / NEDERLANDS /
PORTUGUÊS / РУССКИЙ / POLSKI /
ČEŠTINA / TÜRKÇE
The language setting can be changed.
(墌 pg. 16)
MELODY
OFF: Even though not heard while shooting,
shutter sound is recorded on the tape.
[ON]: A melody sounds when any operation is
performed. It also activates the shutter sound
effect. (墌 pg. 27, 38)
REMOTE
OFF: Disables the remote control operations.
[ON]: Enables the remote control operations.
PRIORITY
[LCD]: The image is displayed on the LCD
monitor when the viewfinder is pulled out while
the LCD monitor is opened.
FINDER: The image is displayed in the
viewfinder when the viewfinder is pulled out
while the LCD monitor is opened.
DEMO MODE
OFF: Automatic demonstration will not take
place.
[ON]: Demonstrates certain functions such as
Wipe/Fader and Effect, etc., and can be used to
confirm how these functions operate.
Demonstration starts in the following cases:
● When the Menu Screen is closed after “DEMO
MODE” is turned “ON”.
● With “DEMO MODE” set to “ON”, if there is no
operation for about 3 minutes after the Power
Switch is set to “REC”.
● Performing any operation during the
demonstration stops the demonstration
temporarily. If no operation is performed for more
than 3 minutes after that, the demonstration will
resume.
NOTES:
● If a cassette is in the camcorder, the demonstration
cannot be turned on.
● “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the
camcorder power is turned off.
CAM RESET
[CANCEL]: Does not reset all settings to the
factory-preset.
EXECUTE: Resets all settings to the factorypreset.
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VTR
The settings below are effective only for video
playback except “SNAP/SLOW” and “REC
MODE”. The parameters (except
“SOUND L/R”, “[T] -> [M] COPY” and
“NARRATION” settings) are the same as in the
description on page 35.
SOUND L/R and NARRATION
During tape playback, the camcorder detects the
sound mode in which the recording was made,
and plays the sound back. Select the type of
sound to accompany your playback picture.
REC MODE
[SP]* / LP
(Available for GR-D770EK only)
Allows you to set the video recording mode
(SP or LP) depending on your preference.
It is recommended you use “REC MODE” in
VIDEO Menu when using this camcorder as a
recorder during dubbing. (墌 pg. 43)
* SP indicator does not appear on the screen.
NARRATION
[OFF]: Original sound is output on both “L” and
“R” channels in stereo.
ON: Dubbed sound is output on both “L” and “R”
channels in stereo.
MIX: Original and dubbed sounds are combined
and output in stereo on both “L” and “R”
channels.
SNAP/SLOW
墌 pg. 35, “SNAP/SLOW”.
[T] -> [M] COPY
[OFF]: When the SNAPSHOT button is pressed
during tape playback, the playback image
pauses and normal playback will resume after
approximately 6 seconds. (The still image is not
recorded).
ON: Enables dubbing of images recorded on a
tape to a memory card. (墌 pg. 43)
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SOUND L/R
[STEREO
]: Sound is output on both “L” and
“R” channels in stereo.
SOUND L : Sound from the “L” channel is
output.
SOUND R : Sound from the “R” channel is
output.
DISPLAY
Each setting (except “OFF” in “ON SCREEN”,
“DATE/TIME” and “TIME CODE”) is linked with
“DISPLAY”, which appears when the Power
Switch is set to “REC”.
The parameters (except “OFF” in “ON SCREEN”
setting) are the same as in the description on
墌 pg. 36.
ON SCREEN
OFF / [LCD] / LCD/TV
When set to “OFF”, the camcorder’s display
disappears.
DATE/TIME
[OFF] / ON
CLOCK ADJ.
墌 pg. 16, “Date/Time Settings”.
TIME CODE
[OFF] / ON
墌 pg. 21, “Time Code”.
16:9 OUTPUT
4:3TV / [16:9 TV]
墌 pg. 36, “16:9 OUTPUT”.
BRIGHT
墌 pg. 16, “Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display”.
SYSTEM
Each setting (except “DEMO MODE”) is linked with
“SYSTEM”, which appears when the Power Switch
is set to “REC”.
The parameters are the same as in the
description on page 21.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Playback Menus
EN
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NOTES:
LED Light
● This feature is effective when the recording mode
selection is set to both “A” or “M”.
● Live Slow cannot be used when the 16:9 Wide
mode is selected.
LED Light can be used to brighten
the subject in the dark place
during video recording or D.S.C.
shooting.
LIGHT
Snapshot (Record Still Image On
Tape)
LED Light
1 Press LIGHT repeatedly to change the
setting.
The light is on always.
(
appears.)
The light turns on automatically when
dark. (
appears.)
No Turns off the light.
display
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
3 Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
4 Set “SNAP/SLOW” to “SNAP”. (墌 pg. 35)
5 Set “REC SELECT” to “
/
” or
“
2 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
start video recording or SNAPSHOT to shoot a
still image.
NOTES:
● Be careful not to point the LED Light directly to
eyes.
● If the light does not reach the subject when the
LED Light setting is “ON”, the Night-Scope
function will be activated, and makes it possible to
shoot the subject brighter.
● Since subjects are shot at a reduced shutter
speed when the LED Light setting is “ON”, they
will appear slightly blurred.
Live Slow
This feature is useful for recording or playing
back precious or hard-to-see moments at a slow
speed. Sound is recorded and played back in
real time.
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC” or “PLAY”.
● If set to “REC”, the recording mode should be set
to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
3 Set “SNAP/SLOW” to “SLOW”.
(墌 pg. 33, 35) The Live Slow indicator “
appears.
This feature lets you record still images that look
like photographs onto a tape.
”
4 Press SLOW during recording or playback.
● The moving pictures are divided into four
frames. They are recorded or played back for
1.5 seconds, and then normal recording or
playback resumes
“. (墌 pg. 33, 35)
6 Press SNAPSHOT.
● The “O” indication appears and a still image
will be recorded for approx. 5 seconds, then the
camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode.
● You can perform Snapshot also during recording.
A still image will be recorded for approx.
5 seconds, then the normal recording resumes.
● Snapshot is effective when the recording mode
selection is set to both “A” or “M”.
● If the image taken by snapshot is too dark or too
(墌 pg. 40) or “SPOTLIGHT”
bright, select
(墌 pg. 42).
Motor Drive Mode
Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed in step 6 provides
an effect similar to serial photography. (Interval
between still images: approx. 1 second)
● The Motor Drive mode is disabled when “REC
SELECT” is set to “
/
” or “
”
(memory card icon). (墌 pg. 35)
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Manual Focus
“REC”.
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Exposure Control
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers
continuous shooting ability from close-up (as
close as approx. 5 cm to the subject) to infinity.
However, correct focus may not be obtained
depending on the shooting condition. In this
case, use the manual focus mode.
1 Set the Power Switch to
EN
FOCUS
Manual exposure control is recommended in the
following situations:
● When shooting using reverse lighting or when the
background is too bright.
● When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
● When the background is overly dark or the subject
is bright.
1 Select
2 Set the recording mode to
“M”. (墌 pg. 21)
4 Press
or
on a subject.
EXPOSURE
SET
to focus
2 SET
● When the focus level
cannot be adjusted any
further or closer, “ ” or
“ ” will blink.
5 Press SET. Focus
adjustment is complete.
±0
Manual focus
indicator
To reset to Auto Focus
Press FOCUS twice.
Manual focus is recommended in situations
listed below.
● When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
● When illumination is low.*
● When the subject has no contrast (difference in
brightness and darkness), such as a flat, onecolour wall, or a clear, blue sky.*
● When a dark object is barely visible in the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder.*
● When the scene contains minute patterns or
identical patterns that are regularly repeated.
● When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
● When shooting a scene with a high-contrast
background.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear
blinking: , , and .
1 Open the LCD monitor fully.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
3 Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
4 Press MENU.
5 Select “FUNCTION”, press SET or .
6 Select “EXPOSURE”, press SET or .
7 Select the appropriate exposure, press SET
or
.
● To brighten the image, press (up). To darken the
image, press (down), maximum +/-6.
8 Press MENU.
NOTES:
● If the adjustment does not cause any visible
change in brightness, set “GAIN UP” to “AUTO”.
(墌 pg. 33, 34)
● You cannot use the manual exposure control at
the same time when “PROGRAM AE” is set to
“SPOTLIGHT” or “SNOW” (墌 pg. 42), or with the
backlight compensation.
ADVANCED FEATURES
3 Press FOCUS. The manual
focus indicator appears.
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Iris Lock
Spot Exposure Control
Like the pupil of the human eye, the iris
contracts in well-lit environments to keep too
much light from entering, and dilates in dim
environments to allow in more light.
Use this function in the following situations:
● When shooting a moving subject.
● When the distance to the subject changes (so its
size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder
changes), such as when the subject is backing
away.
● When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
● When shooting objects under a spotlight.
● When zooming.
1 Perform steps 1 – 6 in “Exposure Control”.
(墌 pg. 39)
2 Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder, then press and hold
SET or for over 2 seconds. The “ ” indication
appear.
3 Press SET or
4 Press MENU.
. The iris is locked.
Backlight Compensation
Backlight compensation brightens the subject
quickly.
With simple operation, backlight compensation
feature brightens the dark subject portion by
increasing the exposure.
Selection of a spot metering area enables more
precise exposure compensation.
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
3 Press twice so that the Spot Exposure
Control indicator “ ” appears.
● A spot metering area frame appears at the
centre of the LCD monitor/viewfinder.
4 Press SET.
● Spot Exposure Control is engaged.
● Exposure is adjusted to make the brightness of
the selected area most appropriate.
To lock the iris
After step 3, press and hold SET over 2
seconds. The “ ” indication appears and the
iris is locked.
To cancel Spot Exposure Control
Press
once so that the “ ” indicator
disappears.
NOTES:
● Depending on the shooting location and condition,
optimum result may not be attained.
● “STROBE” in “EFFECT” cannot be used with Spot
Exposure Control.
White Balance Adjustment
so that the Backlight SET
Compensation indicator “ ”
appears.
The white balance refers to the correctness of
colour reproduction under various lighting. If the
white balance is correct, all other colours will be
accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted
automatically. However, more advanced
camcorder operators control this function
manually to achieve a more professional colour/
tint reproduction.
To cancel Backlight Compensation
Press
twice so that the “ ” indicator
disappears.
To change the setting
Set “W.BALANCE” to the desired mode.
(墌 pg. 33, 34)
1 Set the Power Switch to
“REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to “M”.
(墌 pg. 21)
3 Press
NOTE:
Using Backlight Compensation may cause the light
around the subject to become too bright and the
subject to become white.
● The selected mode indicator except “AUTO”
appears.
[AUTO]: White balance is adjusted
automatically.
MWB: Adjust the white balance manually
when shooting under various types of lighting.
“Manual White Balance Adjustment”
(墌 pg. 41).
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FINE: Outdoors on a sunny day.
CLOUD: Outdoors on a cloudy day.
HALOGEN: A video light or similar type of
lighting is used.
[ ]Factory-preset
Manual White Balance Adjustment
Adjust the white balance
manually when shooting
under various types of
lighting.
1 Set the Power Switch
Wipe Or Fader Effects
These effects let you make pro-style scene
transitions. Use them to spice up the transition
from one scene to the next.
Wipe or Fader works when video recording is
started or stopped.
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
2 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
3 Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
4 Set “WIPE/FADER” in “FUNCTION” Menu.
(墌 pg. 34)
White paper
5 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
3 Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of
activate the Fade-in/out or Wipe-in/out.
the subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so
that the white paper fills the screen.
You can extend the length of a Wipe or Fader by
pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button.
4 Select “MWB” in “W.BALANCE” menu.
(墌 pg. 34), then press and hold SET or until
begins blinking.
● When the setting is completed,
stops
blinking.
5 Press SET or to engage the setting.
6 Press MENU. The Menu Screen closes and
the Manual White Balance indicator
displayed.
NOTES:
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is
● In step 3, it may be difficult to focus on the white
paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually.
(墌 pg. 39)
● Because the coloured temperature is different
depending on the light source, use the function for
a more natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off or
the battery removed.
● White Balance cannot be activated
simultaneously with “TWILIGHT” in “PROGRAM
AE” (墌 pg. 42).
● White Balance cannot be activated if the “SEPIA”
or “MONOTONE” mode is activated.
NOTE:
WIPE/FADER
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
WHITE
: Fade in or out with a white screen.
BLACK
: Fade in or out with a black screen.
SLIDE
: Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out
from left to right.
SCROLL
: The scene wipes in from the
bottom to the top of a black screen, or wipes out
from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.
Program AE, Effects and Shutter
Effects
1 Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2 Set the recording mode to “M”. (墌 pg. 21)
3 Set “EFFECT”, “PROGRAM AE” or
“SHUTTER” in “FUNCTION” Menu. (墌 pg. 34)
● The selected effect will be shown for approx. 2
seconds before the camcorder returns to the
menu screen.
NOTES:
● Shutter Effects cannot be used during “NIGHT”.
● When a subject is too bright or reflective, a vertical
streak may appear (smear phenomenon). Smear
phenomenon tends to occur when “SPORTS” or
mode of “SHUTTER 1/500 and 1/4000” is
selected.
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to “REC”.
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PROGRAM AE
SHUTTER
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
SHUTTER 1/50: The shutter speed is fixed
at 1/50th of a second. Black bands that usually
appear when shooting a TV screen become
narrower.
SHUTTER 1/120: The shutter speed is
fixed at 1/120th of a second. The flickering that
occurs when shooting under a fluorescent light
or mercury-vapour lamp is reduced.
SHUTTER 1/500 / SHUTTER 1/4000*:
(Refer to PROGRAM AE - SPORTS
mode).
SPORTS
(Variable Shutter Speed: 1/250 – 1/4000):
This setting allows fast-moving images to be
captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable
slow-motion playback. The faster the shutter
speed, the darker the picture becomes. Use the
shutter function under good lighting conditions.
SNOW
: Compensates for subjects that may
otherwise appear too dark when shooting in
extremely bright surroundings such as in the
snow.
SPOTLIGHT
: Compensates for subjects
that may otherwise appear too bright when
shooting under extremely strong direct lighting
such as spotlights.
TWILIGHT
: Makes evening scenes look
more natural. White Balance (墌 pg. 40) is
automatically set to “AUTO”. When Twilight is
chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the
focus from approx. 10 m to infinity. From less
than 10 m, adjust the focus manually.
NIGHT
: Makes dark subjects or areas even
brighter than they would be under good natural
lighting. Although the recorded image is not
grainy, it may look as if it is strobing due to the
slow shutter speed.
During Night-Scope, it may be difficult to bring
the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of
a tripod is recommended.
* Not available for still image recording.
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On
A Tape To A Memory Card
Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a
memory card.
1 Load a cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
2 Load a memory card. (墌 pg. 18)
3 Set “SNAP/SLOW” to “SNAP”. (墌 pg. 35, 37)
4 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
5 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
6 Set “[T] -> [M] COPY” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 37)
7 Press U/9 to start playback.
8 At the point you want to dub, press U/9 again
EFFECT
to engage Still Playback.
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
9 To dub the image, press SNAPSHOT.
SEPIA
: Recorded scenes have a brownish
tint like old photos.
MONOTONE
: Like classic black and white
films, your footage is shot in B/W.
CLASSIC
effect.
*: Gives recorded scenes a strobe
STROBE
*: Your recording looks like a
series of consecutive snapshots.
MIRROR*
: Creates a mirror image on the
left half of the screen, juxtaposed to the normal
image on the other half.
*Not available for still image recording.
● The “
” indication appears during dubbing.
NOTE:
To use Playback Special effects with a video image
you wish to dub, perform up to step 9 using the
remote control. (墌 pg. 24)
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Dubbing To A VCR
To use this camcorder as a player
1
Following the illustration, (墌 pg. 23)
“Connections To A TV Or VCR”, connect the
camcorder and the VCR’s input connectors.
2 Perform steps 1 – 6 (墌 pg. 24).
3 At the point you want to start dubbing, start
recording on the VCR. (Refer to the VCR’s
instruction manual).
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Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit
Equipped With A DV Connector
(Digital Dubbing)
It is also possible to copy recorded scenes from
the camcorder onto another video unit equipped
with a DV connector. Since a digital signal is
sent, there is little, if any, image or sound
deterioration.
4 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the VCR,
then stop playback on the camcorder.
NOTES:
To DV IN*/OUT
Core filter
DV cable
(optional)
To DV IN/OUT
Video unit equipped with DV connector
* For GR-D770EK only
To use this camcorder as a player
1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit
equipped with a DV input connector using a DV
cable as shown in the illustration.
3 Start playback on the camcorder. (墌 pg. 22)
4 At the point you want to start dubbing, start
recording on the video unit. (Refer to the video
unit’s instruction manual.)
5 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the video
unit, then stop playback on this camcorder.
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ADVANCED FEATURES
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery pack.
(墌 pg. 15)
● To choose whether or not the following displays
appear on the connected TV
• Date/time
Set “DATE/TIME” to “ON” or “OFF”. (墌 pg. 37)
Or, press DISPLAY on the remote control to turn
on/off the date indication.
• Time code
Set “TIME CODE” to “OFF” or “ON”. (墌 pg. 37)
• Indications other than date/time and time code
Set “ON SCREEN” to “OFF”, “LCD” or “LCD/
TV”. (墌 pg. 37)
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NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery pack.
(墌 pg. 15)
● 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. 26) or “Playback
Special Effects” (墌 pg. 26) is attempted or
SNAPSHOT is pressed during playback, only the
original playback image recorded on the tape is
output from the DV IN/OUT connector.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the
optional JVC VC-VDV204U or VC-VDV206U DV
cable.
Connection To A Personal Computer
[A] Using USB cable
[B] Using DV cable
OR
To USB
To DV IN*/OUT
Core filter
Core filter
USB cable
(provided)
DV cable
(optional)
To use this camcorder as a recorder*
1 Make sure all units are turned off.
2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit
equipped with a DV output connector using a DV
cable as shown in the illustration.
3 Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”.
4 Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP”. (墌 pg. 37)
5 Start playback on the player.
6 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
Core filter
To DV
connector
To USB
connector
or
engage the Record-Pause mode.
● The “ DV IN ” indication appears on the screen.
7 At the point you want to start dubbing, press
the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
dubbing. The
indication rotates.
8 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again
to stop dubbing. The
rotating.
indication stops
9 Press 8 to return to the normal playback
mode.
NOTE:
Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode
recorded on the original tape, regardless of the
current “SOUND MODE” setting. (墌 pg. 35)
* For GR-D770EK only
COPY PROTECTED
Appears if dubbing of copyguarded signals is
attempted while this camcorder is being used as
a recorder.
PC
PC with DV connector
* For GR-D770EK only
When connecting the camcorder to a PC
using a DV cable, make sure to follow the
procedure below. Connecting the cable
incorrectly may cause malfunctions to the
camcorder and/or the PC.
● Connect the DV cable first to the PC, and then
to the camcorder.
● Connect the DV cable (plugs) correctly
according to the shape of the DV connector.
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It is possible to transfer still images stored on a
memory card to a PC.
[B] Using DV cable
Audio Dubbing
The audio track can be customised only when
recorded in the 12-BIT and SP modes.
(墌 pg. 35)
● Use the provided remote control.
It is also possible to transfer still/moving images
to a PC with a DV connector by using the
provided software, software equipped with the
PC or commercially available software.
If you are using a Windows® XP, you can use
Windows® Messenger to conduct video
conferences over the Internet, using a
camcorder. For details, refer to the help for the
Windows® Messenger.
NOTES:
● Refer to “SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND USB
CONNECTION GUIDE” for the bundled software
and drivers.
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery pack.
(墌 pg. 15)
● Never connect the USB cable and the DV
cable simultaneously to the camcorder.
Connect only the cable you wish to use to the
camcorder.
● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the
optional JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV
cable depending on the type of DV connector
(4 or 6 pins) on the PC.
● If the PC connected to the camcorder via the USB
cable is not powered, the camcorder does not
enter the USB mode.
● The date/time information cannot be captured into
the PC.
● Refer to the instruction manuals of the PC and
Software.
● The still images can also be transferred to a PC
with a DV connector-equipped capture board.
● The system may not work properly depending on
the PC or capture board you are using.
● If, after connecting a DV cable to the camcorder
and it doesn’t work, restart the camcorder.
● Do not remove memory card during USB
connection between PC and set.
“USB” and/or “
” appears on the
LCD monitor while the PC is accessing data in
the camcorder or the camcorder is
transferring a file to the PC.
NEVER disconnect the USB cable while
“
” is displayed on the LCD
monitor since this can result in product
damage.
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Speaker
Stereo
Microphone
1 Play back the tape to locate the point where
editing will start, then press PAUSE (9).
2 While holding A. DUB (D) on the remote
control, press PAUSE (9). The “9D” indicator
appears.
3 Press PLAY (U), then begin “narrating”.
Speak into the microphone.
● To pause dubbing, press PAUSE (9).
4 To end Audio Dubbing, press PAUSE (9),
then STOP (8).
To hear the dubbed sound during playback
Set “NARRATION” to “ON” or “MIX”. (墌 pg. 37)
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.
ADVANCED FEATURES
[A] Using USB cable
EN
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EDITING
Insert Editing
You can record a new scene into a previously
recorded tape, replacing a section of the original
recording with minimal picture distortion at the in
and outpoints. The original audio remains
unchanged.
● Use the provided remote control.
NOTES:
● Before performing the following steps, make sure
that “TIME CODE” in both Recording and
Playback Menus is set to “ON”.
(墌 pg. 33, 36, 37)
● Insert Editing is not possible on a tape recorded in
the LP mode or on a blank portion of a tape.
1 Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point
and press PAUSE (9). Confirm the time code at
this point. (墌 pg. 21)
2 Press REW (3) until the Edit-In point is
located, then press PAUSE (9).
3 Press and hold INSERT (I) on the remote
control, then press PAUSE (9). The “9I”
indicator and the Time Code (min.:sec.) appear
and the camcorder enters Insert-Pause mode.
4 Press START/STOP to begin editing.
● Confirm the insert at the time code you checked in
step 1.
● To pause editing, press START/STOP. Press it
again to resume editing.
5 To end Insert Editing, press START/STOP,
then STOP (8).
NOTES:
● Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects
(墌 pg. 41) can be used to spice up the scenes
being edited during Insert Editing.
● During Insert Editing, the date and time
information changes.
● If you perform Insert Editing onto a blank space on
the tape, the audio and video may be disrupted.
Make sure you only edit recorded areas.
● During Insert Editing, when the tape moves to
scenes recorded in the LP mode or a blank
portion, Insert Editing stops.
REFERENCES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
No power is supplied.
● The power is not connected properly.
HConnect the AC Adapter securely. (墌 pg. 15)
● The battery pack is not attached firmly.
HDetach the battery pack once again and re-attach
it firmly. (墌 pg. 14)
● The battery is dead.
HReplace the dead battery with a fully charged
one. (墌 pg. 14)
Recording cannot be performed.
● The tape’s erase protection tab is set to “SAVE”.
HSet the tape’s erase protection tab to “REC”.
(墌 pg. 17)
● “TAPE END” appears.
HReplace with new cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
● The cassette holder cover is open.
HClose the cassette holder cover.
When shooting a subject illuminated by
bright light, vertical lines appear.
This is not a malfunction.
When the screen is under direct sunlight
during shooting, the screen becomes red or
black for an instant.
This is not a malfunction.
The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications blink.
● Effects functions that cannot be used together are
selected at the same time.
HRe-read the sections covering Effects. (墌 pg. 34)
EN
47
The colour of Snapshot looks strange.
● The light source or the subject does not include
white. Or there are various different light sources
behind the subject.
HFind a white subject and compose your shot so
that it also appears in the frame. (墌 pg. 38, 41)
The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the
camcorder does not light during charging.
● Charging is difficult in places subject to extremely
high/low temperatures.
HTo protect the battery, it is recommended to
charge it in places with a temperature of 10°C to
35°C. (墌 pg. 49)
● The battery pack is not attached firmly.
HDetach the battery pack once again and re-attach
it firmly. (墌 pg. 14)
The image looks like the shutter speed is
too slow.
● When shooting in the dark, the unit becomes
highly sensitive to light when “GAIN UP” is set to
“AUTO”.
HIf you want the lighting to look more natural, set
“GAIN UP” to “AGC” or “OFF”. (墌 pg. 34)
Images on the LCD monitor appear dark or
whitish.
● In places subject to low temperature, images
become dark due to the characteristics of the
LCD monitor. This is not a malfunction.
HAdjust the brightness and angle of the LCD
monitor. (墌 pg. 8, 16)
● When the LCD monitor’s fluorescent light reaches
the end of its service life, images on the LCD
monitor become dark.
HConsult your nearest JVC dealer.
The tape is moving, but there is no picture.
Picture does not appear on the LCD monitor.
● Your TV has AV input terminals, but is not set to
its VIDEO mode.
HSet the TV to the mode or channel appropriate for
video playback. (墌 pg. 23)
● The cassette holder cover is open.
HClose the cassette holder cover. (墌 pg. 17)
● The viewfinder is pulled out and “PRIORITY” is
set to “FINDER”.
HPush the viewfinder back in or set “PRIORITY” to
“LCD”. (墌 pg. 16, 33, 36)
● The LCD monitor’s brightness setting is too dark.
HAdjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
(墌 pg. 16)
HIf the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open
the monitor fully. (墌 pg. 8)
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. 6)
The focus does not adjust automatically.
● Focus is set to the Manual mode.
HSet Focus to the Auto mode. (墌 pg. 39)
● The lens is dirty or covered with condensation.
HClean the lens and check the focus again.
(墌 pg. 6)
The remote control does not work.
● “REMOTE” is set to “OFF”.
HSet “REMOTE” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 33, 36)
● The remote control does not point at the remote
sensor.
HPoint at the remote sensor. (墌 pg. 24)
● The remote control batteries are exhausted.
HReplace the batteries with fresh ones. (墌 pg. 24)
HIf the monitor is titled upward 180 degrees, open
the monitor fully. (墌 pg. 8)
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REFERENCES
If, after following the steps in the chart below, the
problem still exists, please consult your nearest
JVC dealer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Aspect ratio is strange.
If the aspect ratio od the video you are playing is
strange, change the setting in “16:9 OUTPUT”.
(墌 pg. 36, 37)
Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level
High
Exhausted
As the battery power comes close to nil, the
battery remaining power indicator blinks.
When the battery power is exhausted, power
turns off automatically.
TAPE END
Appears when the tape ends during recording or
playback.
LENS CAP
Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if
the lens cap is attached or when it is dark.
A. DUB ERROR!
<CANNOT DUB ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CANNOT DUB ON A 16BIT RECORDING>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION
TAB>
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
blank portion of a tape. (墌 pg. 45)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
tape recorded in the LP mode. (墌 pg. 45)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
tape recorded in 16-BIT audio. (墌 pg. 45)
● Appears if A. DUB (D) on the remote control is
pressed when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”. (墌 pg. 45)
INSERT ERROR!
<CANNOT EDIT ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION
TAB>
<CANNOT EDIT ON A BLANK PORTION>
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a tape
recorded in the LP mode. (墌 pg. 46)
● Appears if INSERT (I) on the remote control
is pressed when the erase protection tab is set
to “SAVE”. (墌 pg. 46)
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a
blank portion of a tape. (墌 pg. 46)
MEMORY IS FULL
Appears when the memory card’s memory is full
and shooting is not possible.
SET DATE/TIME!
● Appears when the date/time is not set.
(墌 pg. 16)
● The built-in clock battery has run out and the
previously set date/time has been erased.
HConsult your nearest JVC dealer for
replacement.
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY OR DC
PLUG
Error indications (01, 02 or 06).
Remedy: Remove and reattach the power
supply or battery.
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE
Error indications 03 or 04.
Remedy: Eject the cassette and re-insert.
In the above 2 error indications, the camcorder
turns off automatically. Eject the cassette once
and re-insert it, then check if the indication
clears. When it does, you can resume using the
camcorder. If the indication remains, consult
your nearest JVC dealer.
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CAUTIONS
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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, as this may cause the battery to
overheat, explode or catch fire.
... use only specified chargers.
● To prevent damage and prolong service life
... do not subject to unnecessary shock.
... charge in an environment where temperatures
are within the tolerances shown in the chart
below. This is a chemical reaction type battery —
cooler temperatures impede chemical reaction,
while warmer temperatures can prevent
complete charging.
... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure to
high temperatures will increase natural discharge
and shorten service life.
... fully charge and then fully discharge the battery
every 6 months when storing the battery pack
over a long period time.
... remove from charger or powered unit when not in
use, as some machines use current even when
switched off.
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but have a
large power capacity. However, when one is
exposed to cold temperatures (below 10°C), its
usage time becomes shorter and it may cease
to function. If this happens, place the battery
pack in your pocket or other warm, protected
place for a short time, then re-attach it to the
camcorder.
NOTES:
● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after
charging, or after use.
Temperature Range Specifications
Charging: 10°C to 35°C
Operation: 0°C to 40°C
Storage: –20°C to 50°C
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
● Charging times are for a fully discharged battery
pack.
Cassettes
... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
● Store cassettes
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic
fields (such as those generated by motors,
transformers or magnets).
... vertically, in their original cases.
Memory Cards
To properly use and store your memory cards,
be sure to read the following cautions:
● During use
... make sure the memory card bears the SD or
MultiMediaCard mark.
... make sure the memory card is positioned
properly when inserting.
● While the memory card is being accessed
(during recording, playback, deletion,
initialisation, etc.)
... never unload the memory card and never turn off
the camcorder.
● Store memory cards
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic
fields (such as those generated by motors,
transformers or magnets).
LCD Monitor
● To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO NOT
... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
... place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the
bottom.
● To prolong service life
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
● Be aware of the following phenomena for
LCD monitor use. These are not
malfunctions
... While using the camcorder, the surface around
the LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD
monitor may heat up.
... If you leave power on for a long time, the surface
around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
To properly use and store your cassettes, be
sure to read the following cautions:
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
REFERENCES
Battery Packs
The supplied battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an
optional battery pack, be sure
to read the following cautions:
● To avoid hazards
EN
● During use
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CAUTIONS
Main Unit
● For safety, DO NOT
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack.
Keep it away from metallic objects when not in
use.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to
enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the power
supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
● Avoid using the unit
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near a
cooking stove.
... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
... near a television set.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic or
electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas,
etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C) or
extremely low (under 0°C) temperatures.
● DO NOT leave the unit
... in places of over 50°C.
... in places where humidity is extremely low (below
35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
● To protect the unit, DO NOT
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during
transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects
for long periods.
... expose the lens and viewfinder’s lens to direct
sunlight.
... carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder.
... swing it excessively when using the hand strap or
the grip.
... swing the soft camera case excessively when the
camcorder is inside it.
● Dirty heads can cause the following
problems:
... No picture during playback.
... Blocks of noise appear during playback.
... During recording or playback, the Head Clog
Warning indicator “ ” appears.
... Recording cannot be performed properly.
In such cases, use an optional cleaning
cassette. Insert it and play back. If the cassette
is used more than once consecutively, damage
to the video heads may result. After the
camcorder plays back for about 20 seconds, it
stops automatically. Also refer to the cleaning
cassette’s instructions.
If, after using the cleaning cassette, the
problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
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 centre hole.
● Do not use conventional disc cleaners or cleaning
spray.
● Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its mirror
surface.
● Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty, hot or
humid environment. Keep it away from direct
sunlight.
About moisture condensation
● You have observed that pouring a cold liquid into
a glass will cause drops of water to form on the
glass’ outer surface. This same phenomenon
occurs on the head drum of a camcorder when it
is moved from a cool place to a warm place,
after heating a cold room, under extremely
humid conditions or in a place directly subjected
to the cool air from an air conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
CONDENSATION, OPERATION
PAUSED PLEASE WAIT
Appears if condensation occurs. When this
indication is displayed, wait more than 1 hour
until condensation disappears.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from a
TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
functioning properly. In such cases, first
disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack,
AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few minutes and
then re-connect it and proceed as usual from
the beginning.
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SPECIFICATIONS
For General
Power supply
DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter)
DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack)
Power consumption
Approx. 2.2 W (2.3 W*) (LCD monitor off, viewfinder
on)
Approx. 2.7 W (2.8 W*) (LCD monitor on, viewfinder
off)
* Using LED Light
Dimensions (W x H x D)
61 mm x 94 mm x 114 mm (with the LCD monitor
closed and the viewfinder pushed back in)
Weight
Approx. 410 g (without battery, cassette and lens
cap)
Approx. 480 g (incl. battery, cassette and lens cap)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C
Operating humidity
35% to 80%
Storage temperature
–20°C to 50°C
Pickup
1/6" CCD
Lens
F 2.0, f = 2.3 mm to 78.2 mm, 34:1 power zoom lens
Filter diameter
ø27 mm
LCD monitor
2.7" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active
matrix system
Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder with 0.33" colour LCD
Speaker
Monaural
LED Light
Effective distance: 1.5 m
For Digital Video Camera
Format
DV format (SD mode)
Signal format
PAL 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
51
For Digital Still Camera
Storage media
SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard
Compression system
JPEG (compatible)
File size
Still image:
640 x 480 pixels
Picture quality
2 modes (FINE/STANDARD)
Approximate number of storable images
墌 pg. 27
For Connectors
S
S-Video output:
Y:1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
C:0.3 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
AV
Video output: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analogue
Audio output: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analogue, stereo
DV
Input*/output: 4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant
* For GR-D770EK only
USB
Mini USB-B type, USB 1.1 compliant
AC Adapter
Power requirement
AC 110 V to 240 Vd, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output
DC 11 V G, 1 A
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless
otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and
specifications subject to change without notice.
REFERENCES
Camcorder
EN
Maximum recording time (using 80 min.
cassette)
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
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TERMS
EN
I
R
AC Adapter ...................15
Audio Dubbing ..............45
Auto/Manual Mode ........21
Image Size ....................35
Index Playback ..............28
Initialising
A Memory Card ......32
Insert Editing .................46
Interface Shooting .........20
Iris Lock .........................40
Rec Mode ................35, 37
Recording Capacity
Memory Card .........27
Tape .......................19
Recording
Media Selection ......35
Remote Control .......24, 36
Resetting
The File Name ........29
B
Backlight
Compensation ........40
Battery Pack ......14, 15, 49
Blank Search .................23
Bright .................16, 36, 37
J
Journalistic Shooting .....20
C
L
Cam Reset ....................36
Changing The Menu
Settings ..........33 – 37
Charging
The Battery Pack ....14
Clock Adj. ..........16, 36, 37
Connection To A Personal
Computer ...............44
Connections To
A TV Or VCR ..........23
Control Lever ................12
Language ......................16
LCD Monitor and
Viewfinder ........16, 19
LED Light ......................38
Live Slow .......................38
Loading A Cassette .......17
Loading
A Memory Card ......18
D
Data Battery ..................15
Date/Time Settings .......16
Deleting Files ................30
Demonstration Mode .....36
Digital Image Stabilisation
(DIS) .......................34
Digital Still Camera .......27
DPOF Setting (Digital Print
Order Format) ..30, 31
Dual Rec. ......................21
Dubbing .........................43
E
Effect Mode ...................42
Exposure Control ..........39
G
Gain Up .........................34
M
Manual Focus ...............39
Melody ..........................36
Memory Card ..........18, 49
Motor Drive Mode .........38
N
Narration .......................37
Night-Scope ..................42
O
On Screen ...............36, 37
P
Playback Menus ............37
Playback Sound ............37
Playback
Special Effects .......26
Power-linked operation ...8
Priority ...........................36
Program AE, Effects and
Shutter Effects ........41
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S
Shutter Effect ................42
Slow-Motion Playback ...25
Snapshot
Mode ..........35, 37, 38
Sound L/R .....................37
Sound Mode ..................35
Speaker Volume ...........22
Specifications ................51
Spot Exposure
Control ....................40
T
Tape Speed
(REC MODE) ...35, 37
Tele Macro ....................34
Telephoto Setting ..........20
Time Code ..............21, 36
Tripod Mounting ............17
Troubleshooting ....47 – 48
V
Video/Memory Switch .....9
W
Warning Indications ......48
White Balance ...............40
Wind Cut .......................34
Wipe Or
Fader Effects ..........41
Z
Zooming ............20, 26, 34
Q
Quick Review ................19
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16:9 .........................36, 37
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Contents
ENGLISH
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
AND USB CONNECTION
GUIDE
JVC SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT....... 2
Notice for Users ................................................. 4
System Requirements........................................ 4
Software Installation (Windows®)....................... 5
Connecting (Windows®)..................................... 6
Viewing the Contents of a Memory Card
(Windows®) ................................................... 6
Copying Files to the PC (Windows®) ................. 7
Playing Back Files on the PC (Windows®)......... 8
Disconnecting the USB cable (Windows®) ........ 8
Connections (Macintosh) ................................... 9
Viewing the Contents of a Memory Card
(Macintosh).................................................... 9
Copying Files to the PC (Macintosh) ................. 10
Playing Back Files on the PC (Macintosh) ......... 10
Disconnecting the USB cable (Macintosh)......... 11
User’s Guide/Help/Readme (Windows®) ........... 11
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(3) You have no right to grant a license to
use the Program, and may not
distribute, rent, lease or transfer the
Program to any third party or
otherwise let them use the Program.
JVC SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT
IMPORTANT
4 LIMITED WARRANTY
TO CUSTOMERS: PLEASE MAKE
SURE TO READ THIS CAREFULLY
BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING THE
SOFTWARE PROGRAM NAMED
“DIGITAL PHOTO NAVIGATOR”
(“Program”) ON YOUR PC.
The right to use the Program is granted by
Victor Company of Japan, Limited (“JVC”)
to You only on the condition that You agree
to the following.
Should You not agree to the terms here of,
You may not install or use the Program.
HOWEVER, INSTALLING OR USING THE
PROGRAM INDICATES YOUR
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS.
1 COPYRIGHT; OWNERSHIP
You acknowledge that all copyrights and
other intellectual property rights in the
Program are owned by JVC and its
licensor, and remain vested in JVC and
such licensor. The Program is protected
under the copyright law of Japan and
other countries, and related
Conventions.
2 GRANT OF LICENSE
(1) Subject to the conditions of this
Agreement, JVC grants to You a nonexclusive right to use the Program.
You may install and use the Program
on a HDD or other storage devices
incorporated in Your PC.
(2) You may make one (1) copy of the
Program solely for your personal
backup or archival purposes.
5
3 RESTRICTION ON THE
PROGRAM
(1) You may not reverse engineer,
decompile, disassemble, revise or
modify the Program, except to the
extent that expressly permitted by
applicable law.
(2) You may not copy or use the
Program, in whole or in part, other
than as expressly specified in this
Agreement.
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JVC warrants that any media in which
the Program is embodied are free from
any defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30)
days from the date of Your purchasing
any our products accompanying the
Program. JVC’s entire liability and your
exclusive remedy in connection with the
Program shall be replacement of such
defective media. EXCEPT FOR THE
EXPRESS WARRANTIES STATED
HERE IN AND TO THE EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
JVC AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM
ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE IN REGARD TO THE
PROGRAM AND THE
ACCOMPANYING PRINTED
MATERIALS. SHOULD THERE BE ANY
PROBLEM ARISING FROM OR
CAUSED BY THE PROGRAM, YOU
SHOULD SETTLE ALL SUCH
PROBLEM AT YOUR OWN COST AND
EXPENSE.
LIMITED LIABILITY
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT
SHALL JVC AND ITS LICENSORS BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES WHATSOEVER,
REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF
ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT
OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE
PROGRAM, EVEN IF JVC HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. YOU WILL
INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS
JVC FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILITY OR
COST ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY
WAY CONNECTED TO CLAIMS FROM
ANY THIRD PARTY RELATING TO THE
USE OF THE PROGRAM.
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6 TERM
This Agreement will become effective on
the date when You install and use the
Program on Your machine, and continue
to be in effect until the termination under
the following provision.
Should You breach any provision of this
Agreement, JVC may terminate this
Agreement without giving any notice to
You. In this event, JVC may claim
against You for any damages caused by
Your breach. Should this Agreement be
terminated, You must immediately
destroy the Program stored in Your
machine (including the erasing from any
memory in Your PC), and no longer own
such Program.
7 EXPORT CONTROL
You agree that You will not ship, transfer
or export the Program or underlying
information and technology to any
countries to which Japan and other
relevant countries have initiated an
embargo on such goods.
8 U.S. GOVERNMENT USER
If You are an agency of the United
States of America (the “Government”),
You acknowledge JVC’s representation
that the Program is a “Commercial Item”
as defined in Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR) part 2.101 (g)
consisting unpublished “Commercial
Computer Software” as those items are
used at FAR part 12.212 and is only
licensed to You with the same use rights
JVC grants all commercial end users
pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
9 GENERAL
(1) No modification, change, addition,
deletion or other alternation of or to
this Agreement will be valid unless
reduced to writing and signed by an
authorized representative of JVC.
(2) If any part of this Agreement is held
invalid by or in conflict with any law
having jurisdiction over this
Agreement, the remaining provisions
will remain in full force and effect.
(3) This Agreement shall be governed by
and interpreted under the laws of
Japan. The Tokyo District Court has
jurisdiction over all disputes which
may arise with respect to the
execution, interpretation and
performance of this Agreement.
Victor Company of Japan, Limited
NOTE:
If You acquired the Program in Germany,
the provisions of Sections 4 (Limited
Warranty) and 5 (Limited Liability) provided
above will be replaced with those of the
German version of this Agreement.
CAUTION:
● Operate this equipment according to
the operating procedures described in
this manual.
● Use only the provided CD-ROM. Never
use any other CD-ROM to run this
software.
● Do not attempt to modify this software.
● Changes or modifications not approved
by JVC could void user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
How to handle a CD-ROM
● Take care not to soil or scratch the
mirror surface (opposite to the printed
surface). Do not write anything or put a
sticker on either the front or back
surface. If the CD-ROM gets dirty,
gently wipe it with a soft cloth outward
from the center hole.
● Do not use conventional disc cleaners
or cleaning spray.
● Do not bend the CD-ROM or touch its
mirror surface.
● Do not store your CD-ROM in a dusty,
hot or humid environment. Keep it away
from direct sunlight.
You can find the latest information (in
English) on the provided software
program at our world wide web server at
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/
index-e.html
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Notice for Users
Use of this software is authorized according
to the terms of the software license.
When contacting the nearest JVC office or
agency in your country about this software
(refer to the JVC Worldwide Service
Network at http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/
english/worldmap/index-e.html), please fill
out the following and have the appropriate
information ready.
Model
Problem
Error Message
Manufacturer
PC
䡲 Macintosh
The following requirements must be
satisfied to connect a camcorder to a PC.
Hardware: iMac, iBook, Power Mac G4 or
G5, PowerBook G3 or G4, eMac, Mac Mini
equipped with a USB connector
OS: Mac OS X (10.2.8, 10.3.1 to 10.3.9,
10.4.2 to 10.4.7)
RAM: At least 128 MB
Product Name
Model
CPU: Intel® MMXTM Pentium®, at least
200 MHz
RAM: At least 64 MB
Free hard disk space: At least 10 MB for
installation, at least 500 MB recommended
Connector: USB connector
Display: Must be capable of displaying
800 x 600 dots with 16-bit color
Miscellaneous: Internet Explorer 5.5 or
later
□ Desktop
□ Laptop
CPU
OS
Memory
MB
Available Hard
Disk Space
MB
Please note that it may take some time to
respond to your questions, depending on
their subject matter.
JVC cannot answer questions regarding
basic operation of your PC, or questions
regarding specifications or performance
of the OS, other applications or drivers.
System Requirements
䡲 Windows®
The following requirements must be
satisfied to connect a camcorder to a PC
and to use Digital Photo Navigator.
OS: Windows® 2000 Professional (2000)
(pre-installed), Windows® XP Home Edition
(XP) (pre-installed), or Windows® XP
Professional (XP) (pre-installed)
● The system requirements information
above is not a guarantee that the
provided software will work on all
personal computers meeting those
requirements.
● If your PC does not meet the system
requirements above, you can use the
optional USB reader/writer CU-VUSD70,
the PC card adapter CU-VPSD60 or the
floppy disk adapter CU-VFSD50 to load
the files in the memory card to the hard
disk on your PC.
(Refer to “JVC Accessories” on our world
web site at: http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/
english/accessory/)
● Windows® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
● Macintosh is a registered trademark of
Apple Computer, Inc.
● Other product and company names
included in this instruction manual are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of their respective holders.
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Then, [Select Program Folder] screen
appears.
Software Installation
(Windows®)
Follow the procedure described below to
install the software. Quit any other software
you are using. (Check that there are no
other application icons on the status bar.)
Digital Photo Navigator 1.5
This application is used to organize still
images and convert them into a variety of
formats.
Click [Next].
[Setup Status] screen appears. Wait
for a moment until the installation is
finished.
1 Load the provided CD-ROM into
the PC.
2 Follow the on screen
instructions to complete the
installation.
[License Agreement] screen appears.
When the installation is finished,
[Digital Photo Navigator Setup] screen
appears and asks you if you want to
create the icon on the desktop.
Click [Yes].
Then, [Choose Destination Location]
screen appears.
If you need it, click [Yes]. If not, click
[No].
NOTE:
If you perform installation of a software that
is already installed, uninstallation will start.
In this case, perform the installation again
after uninstallation is finished.
Click [Next].
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Viewing the Contents of a
Memory Card (Windows®)
Connecting (Windows®)
Connecting the USB cable
Connect the USB cable to copy still image
files in a memory card to the PC.
1 Make sure that there is a
memory card in the camcorder.
Camcorder
2 Set the camcorder’s VIDEO/
To USB
Connector
MEMORY Switch to “MEMORY”.
3 Set the camcorder’s Power
PC
Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button
located on the switch.
USB Cable
The camcorder turns on.
4 Connect the camcorder to the
To USB
Connector
PC with a USB cable. (墌 pg. 6)
1 To assure safety, make sure all
2
units are turned off before
making any connections.
Use the USB cable to connect
the camcorder to the PC.
On the camcorder’s LCD monitor
[USB] appears.
5 When using Windows® XP:
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC
Adapter as the power supply instead
of the battery pack.
● When the USB cable is connected,
turning on or off the camcorder or
switching the VIDEO/MEMORY (DSC)
mode on the camcorder causes
malfunctions of the PC.
● If you connect the camcorder to the PC
through a USB hub, compatibility issues
between the hub and the PC may result in
instability in the operation of the PC. If
this happens, connect the camcorder
directly to the PC, not through the hub.
● Do not use an extension USB cable.
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The [Removable
Disk] window
appears on the
PC’s screen
after a moment.
Select [Open
folders to view
files using
Windows
Explorer] and
click [OK].
NOTE:
If the [Removable Disk] window does
not appear, confirm the connection
(墌 pg. 6) or perform the steps 1 and
2 below.
When using Windows® 2000:
1 Double-click the [My Computer] icon
on the desktop. The [Removable
Disk] icon which represents the
memory card in the camcorder
appears in the [My Computer]
window.
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Copying Files to the PC
(Windows®)
2 Double-click the [Removable Disk]
icon.
Still image files that are stored in a memory
card can be copied to the PC and played
back on the PC.
1
6 The folders in the memory
card appear.
Still images
DPOF setting data
Different file types are stored in
different folders.
[DCIM]: Contains folders with still
images (extension “.jpg”)
[MISC]: Contains folders with DPOF
setting data
NOTES:
● Saving the wrong kinds of files in a
memory card or deleting files or folders
from a memory card can cause
problems with the operation of the
camcorder. When it is necessary to
delete a file from a memory card, delete
it through the camcorder.
● Never disconnect the USB cable while
“
” is displayed on the
camcorder’s LCD monitor.
● If you are using a brand new memory
card, you need to initialize the memory
card with the camcorder first. You may
not be able to copy files from the
memory card to the PC without doing
so.
● The file extension may not appear
depending on the [FOLDER] option
setting of Windows®.
2
3
Perform the procedure in
“Viewing the Contents of a
Memory Card (Windows®)”
(墌 pg. 6).
The folders in the memory card
appear.
Create a new folder, enter the
folder name, and then doubleclick it.
● For example, create a new folder in
the [My Pictures] folder.
Select the folder to be copied,
and then drag and drop that
folder in the destination folder.
● To copy still images: Copy the folder
within the [DCIM] folder.
“
” appears on the LCD
monitor of the camcorder, and the
folder is copied from the memory card
to the PC.
NOTE:
Never disconnect the USB cable while
“
” is displayed on the
camcorder’s LCD monitor.
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Playing Back Files on the PC
(Windows®)
4 Click [OK].
Windows® 2000: If a message
indicating that the device can be safely
removed appears, click [OK] and then
click [Close].
Use an application that can handle the JPEG
file format. To view a still image, double-click
the still image file (extension “.jpg”).
Disconnecting the USB cable
(Windows®)
Before loading or unloading memory cards
or turning off the PC, first disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder.
1 Confirm that “
” is not
currently displayed on the LCD
monitor of the camcorder.
● If “
” is currently displayed,
wait until it disappears before
proceeding.
*The model name depends on the
connected camcorder.
5 Disconnect the USB cable.
6 Set the camcorder’s Power
2 Doubleclick the
[Safely
Remove Hardware] or [Unplug
or Eject Hardware] icon in the
status bar.
The [Safely Remove Hardware] or
[Unplug or Eject Hardware] dialog box
appears.
Windows® XP: If not, wait a while then
go to step 5.
3 Select [USB Mass Storage
Device] or [USB Disk], and then
click [Stop].
The [Stop a Hardware device] dialog
box appears.
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Switch to “OFF”.
The camcorder turns off.
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Viewing the Contents of a
Memory Card (Macintosh)
Connections (Macintosh)
Connect the USB cable to copy still image
files in a memory card to the PC.
Camcorder
1
2
To USB
Connector
PC
3
USB Cable
To USB
Connector
4
1 To assure safety, make sure all
2
units are turned off before
making any connections.
Use the USB cable to connect
the camcorder to the PC.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC
Adapter as the power supply instead
of the battery pack.
● When the USB cable is connected,
turning on or off the camcorder or
switching the VIDEO/MEMORY (DSC)
mode on the camcorder causes
malfunctions of the PC.
● If you connect the camcorder to the PC
through a USB hub, compatibility issues
between the hub and the PC may result
in instability in the operation of the PC.
If this happens, connect the camcorder
directly to the PC, not through the hub.
● Do not use an extension USB cable.
5
Make sure that there is a
memory card in the camcorder.
Set the camcorder’s VIDEO/
MEMORY Switch to
“MEMORY”.
Set the camcorder’s Power
Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button
located on the switch.
Connect the camcorder to the
PC with a USB cable. (墌 pg. 9)
On the camcorder’s LCD monitor
[USB] appears. The memory card
icon appears on the desktop.
● Depending on the type of OS used,
iPhoto starts if the memory card
contains a DCIM folder.
Double-click the memory card
icon on the desktop.
The folders in the memory card
appear.
Still images
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DPOF Setting data
Different file types are stored in
different folders.
[DCIM]: Contains folders with still
images (extension “.jpg”)
[MISC]: Contains folders with DPOF
setting data
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NOTES:
● Saving the wrong kinds of files in a
memory card or deleting files or folders
from a memory card can cause problems
with the operation of the camcorder.
When it is necessary to delete a file from
a memory card, delete it through the
camcorder.
● Never disconnect the USB cable while
“
” is displayed on the
camcorder’s LCD monitor.
● If you are using a brand new memory
card, you need to initialize the memory
card with the camcorder first. You may
not be able to copy files from the memory
card to the PC without doing so.
Playing Back Files on the PC
(Macintosh)
Use an application that can handle the
JPEG file format. To view a still image,
either double-click the still image file
(extension “.jpg”), or drag and drop the file
on the application icon.
Copying Files to the PC
(Macintosh)
Still image files that are stored in a memory
card can be copied to the PC and played
back on the PC.
1 Double-click the
memory card icon on
the desktop.
The folders in the memory
card appear.
2 Create a new folder, enter the
3
folder name, and then doubleclick it.
Select the folder to be copied,
and then drag and drop that
folder in the destination folder.
● To copy still images: Copy the folder
within the [DCIM] folder.
NOTE:
Never disconnect the USB cable while
“
” is displayed on the
camcorder’s LCD monitor.
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Disconnecting the USB cable
(Macintosh)
Before loading or unloading memory cards
or turning off the PC, first disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder.
1 Drop the memory card
User’s Guide/Help/Readme
(Windows®)
This manual only refers to software
installation and PC connection. For more
details of each software, refer to its user’s
guide/help/Readme.
䡲 Digital Photo Navigator
icon on the desktop
into the [Trash] icon.
● If the confirmation
message appears, click
[OK].
2 Confirm that
“
” is not
currently displayed on
the LCD monitor of the
camcorder.
● If “
” is currently displayed,
wait until it disappears before
proceeding.
● The instruction manual is included on the
CD-ROM in PDF format. Right-click the
CD-ROM icon in [My Computer], then click
[Open]. Double-click the [Docs] folder.
Open the “Start.pdf” file and click the
button of the desired language. Note that
Adobe® Acrobat® ReaderTM or Adobe®
Reader® must be installed to read PDF
files.
● Adobe® Reader® can be loaded from
Adobe’s web site: http://
www.adobe.com/
3 Disconnect the USB cable.
4 Set the camcorder’s Power
Switch to “OFF”.
The camcorder turns off.
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EN
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
AND USB CONNECTION
GUIDE
© 2006 Victor Company of Japan, Limited
M7D1
Printed in Malaysia
1106YDR-YG-MD
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