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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital
video camera. Before use, please
read the safety information and
precautions contained in the pages
3 – 4 and 10 to ensure safe use of
this product.
ENGLISH
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
GR-DF470
GR-DF450
GR-DF430
6
GETTING STARTED
VIDEO RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
19
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(D.S.C.) RECORDING &
PLAYBACK (GR-DF470/450
only)
27
Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for
Digital Video Camera:
http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/cyber/
For Accessories:
ADVANCED FEATURES
36
REFERENCES
56
TERMS
67
http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/accessory/
The camcorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual are
of the GR-DF470.
The D.S.C (Digital Still Camera) features are available on
GR-DF470 and GR-DF450.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and
Serial No. which is located on the
bottom of the camcorder. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
To deactivate the demonstration,
set “DEMO MODE” to “OFF”.
(墌 pg. 36, 39)
INSTRUCTIONS
LYT1426-001A
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Major Features of this Camcorder
Wipe/Fader Effects
Navigation Function*
You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to make
pro-style scene transitions. (墌 pg. 47)
The Navigation Function helps you check
tape contents by making thumbnail images
on a memory card. (墌 pg. 48)
Fade in
NAV I GA T I ON
DAT E : MAY 2 4 ’ 0 4
TC : 1 3 : 2 3 : 1 5
1
2
4
5
3 : 2 9 AM
3
Fade out
Program AE with Special Effects
For example, “SPORTS” mode allows fastmoving images to be captured one frame at a
time, for vivid, stable slow-motion. (墌 pg. 47)
E-Mail Clip Recording*
You can record video clips on the memory
card as files which can be sent via e-mail.
(墌 pg. 31)
* GR-DF470/450 only
Backlight Compensation
Simply pressing the BACK LIGHT button
brightens the image darkened by backlight.
(墌 pg. 45)
● You can also select a spot metering area so
that more precise exposure compensation
is available. (墌 pg. 45, Spot Exposure
Control)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTIONS:
● This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-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-VF707U/VF714U/VF733U 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
(212F°) 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.
This product has a fluorescent lamp that contains
a small amount of mercury. Disposal of these
materials may be regulated in your community
due to environmental considerations.
For disposal or recycling information please
contact your local authorities, or the Electronics
Industries Alliance:
<http://www.eiae.org>
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When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on
a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on
all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16")
or more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a
newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able
to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or
places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water
or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
10. Use only with the
cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table
specified by the
manufacturer, or
sold with the
apparatus. When a
cart is used, use
caution when
moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tipover.
11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
12. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
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CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED
6
Index ................................................................. 6
Provided Accessories ..................................... 11
Power.............................................................. 13
Operation Mode .............................................. 15
Language Settings.......................................... 16
Date/Time Settings ......................................... 16
Grip Adjustment .............................................. 16
Viewfinder Adjustment .................................... 16
Brightness Adjustment Of The Display ........... 17
Tripod Mounting.............................................. 17
Loading/Unloading A Cassette ....................... 17
Loading/Unloading A Memory Card
(GR-DF470/450 only) ................................. 18
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
19
VIDEO RECORDING ........................................... 19
Basic Recording.............................................. 19
Tape Remaining Time ................................ 19
LCD Monitor And Viewfinder ...................... 19
Zooming...................................................... 20
Journalistic Shooting .................................. 20
Self Recording ............................................ 20
Time Code .................................................. 21
Quick Review.............................................. 21
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape...... 21
VIDEO PLAYBACK ............................................. 22
Normal Playback............................................. 22
Still Playback .............................................. 22
Shuttle Search ............................................ 22
Blank Search .............................................. 22
Connections To A TV Or VCR ........................ 23
Playback Using The Remote Control.............. 24
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING
& PLAYBACK (GR-DF470/450 only)
27
D.S.C. RECORDING (GR-DF470/450 only) ......... 27
Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot).................. 27
Interval Shooting......................................... 28
D.S.C. PLAYBACK (GR-DF470/450 only)............ 29
Normal Playback Of Images ........................... 29
Auto Playback Of Images ............................... 29
Playback Of Video Clips ................................. 29
Index Playback Of Files .................................. 30
Viewing File Information ................................. 30
Removing On-Screen Display ........................ 30
EN
5
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C.
(GR-DF470/450 only) ...................................... 31
E-Mail Clip Recording ..................................... 31
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape
To A Memory Card ..................................... 32
Resetting The File Name ................................ 32
Protecting Files ............................................... 32
Deleting Files .................................................. 33
Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting)........ 34
Initializing A Memory Card.............................. 35
ADVANCED FEATURES
36
MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT.................. 36
Changing The Menu Settings ......................... 36
Recording Menus............................................ 37
Playback Menus ............................................. 40
FEATURES FOR RECORDING............................... 42
LED Light ........................................................ 42
Live Slow (GR-DF470/450 only) ..................... 42
5-Second Recording ....................................... 42
Night-Alive ...................................................... 43
Snapshot (For Video Recording) .................... 43
Manual Focus ................................................. 44
Exposure Control ............................................ 44
Iris Lock .......................................................... 45
Backlight Compensation ................................. 45
Spot Exposure Control.................................... 45
White Balance Adjustment.............................. 46
Manual White Balance Adjustment................. 46
Wipe Or Fader Effects .................................... 47
Program AE With Special Effects ................... 47
Navigation Function (GR-DF470/450 only)..... 48
EDITING............................................................ 51
Dubbing To Or From A VCR........................... 51
Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With
A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing).............. 52
Connection To A Personal Computer ............. 53
Audio Dubbing ................................................ 54
Insert Editing................................................... 55
REFERENCES
56
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................... 56
USER MAINTENANCE......................................... 61
CAUTIONS ........................................................ 62
SPECIFICATIONS................................................ 66
TERMS
67
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Index
Z
a
S K
b
c
1
d
L
BC
D
E
F
J
9
8 G
e M N
OT f
U
V
W
X
g hi j
PYQ R k
m no
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7
Controls
Connectors
A Menu Button [MENU] (墌 pg. 36)
The connectors are located beneath the covers.
S S-Video Input/Output Connector [S]
(墌 pg. 23, 51)
T Microphone connector [MIC] (墌 pg. 54)
U USB (Universal Serial Bus) Connector*
(墌 pg. 53)
V Digital Video (i.Link) Connector [DV IN/OUT]
(墌 pg. 52, 53)
Data Battery Button [BATT. DATA] (墌 pg. 14)
B E-Mail Clip Recording Button [E-MAIL]*
(墌 pg. 31)
Index Button [INDEX]*
(墌 pg. 30)
C D.S.C. Playback Select Button [SEL]*
(墌 pg. 29)
Thumbnail Storing Button [STORE]*
(墌 pg. 48)
D Information Button [INFO]*
(墌 pg. 30)
E Set Button [SET] (墌 pg. 36)
F Fast-Forward Button [5] (墌 pg. 22)
LED Light Button [LIGHT]
(墌 pg. 42)
Right Button [>] (墌 pg. 36)
G Stop Button [8] (墌 pg. 22)
Backlight Compensation Button [BACK
LIGHT] (墌 pg. 45)
Down Button [ ] (墌 pg. 36)
H Rewind Button [3] (墌 pg. 22)
Quick Review Button [Q.REVIEW] (墌 pg. 21)
Left Button [<] (墌 pg. 36)
I VIDEO/MEMORY Switch*
(墌 pg. 15)
J Play/Pause Button [4/9] (墌 pg. 22)
Manual Focus Button [FOCUS] (墌 pg. 44)
Up Button [ ] (墌 pg. 36)
K Diopter Adjustment Control (墌 pg. 16)
L Battery Release Button [BATT. RELEASE]
(墌 pg. 14)
M Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT]
(墌 pg. 27, 43)
Live Slow Button [SLOW]*
(墌 pg. 36, 42)
N Power Zoom Lever [T/W] (墌 pg. 20)
Speaker Volume Control [VOL. +, –]
(墌 pg. 22)
O Cassette Open/Eject Switch [OPEN/EJECT]
(墌 pg. 17)
P Recording Start/Stop Button (墌 pg. 19)
Q Power Switch [A, M, PLAY, OFF] (墌 pg. 15)
R Lock Button (墌 pg. 15)
i.Link: i.Link refers to the IEEE1394-1995
industry specification and extensions
thereof. The logo is used for products
compliant with the i.Link standard.
W Audio/Video Input/Output Connector [AV]
(墌 pg. 23, 51)
X DC Input Connector [DC] (墌 pg. 13)
Indicators
Y POWER/CHARGE Lamp (墌 pg. 13, 19)
Other Parts
Z LCD Monitor (墌 pg. 19, 20)
a Shoe
(Before you purchase optional shoe
accessories, make sure the items are
compatible and can attach to the shoe on
your camcorder. There may be cases where a
part of an accessory item obtrudes onto the
camcorder’s body, preventing attachment to
your unit.)
b Viewfinder (墌 pg. 16)
c Speaker (墌 pg. 22)
d Battery Pack Mount (墌 pg. 14)
e Cassette Holder Cover (墌 pg. 17)
f Lens
g LED Light (墌 pg. 42)
(When using an optional conversion lens, it
may cover this area and block the light.)
h Remote Sensor (墌 pg. 24)
i Camera Sensor
(Be careful not to cover this area, a sensor
necessary for shooting is built-in here.)
j Stereo Microphone (墌 pg. 54)
k Shoulder Strap Eyelet (墌 pg. 12)
l Grip Strap (墌 pg. 16)
m Card Cover [MEMORY CARD]*
(墌 pg. 18)
n Tripod Mounting Socket (墌 pg. 17)
o Stud Hole (墌 pg. 17)
* GR-DF470/450 only
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LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications
During Video Recording Only
1
2 34 5 6
During D.S.C. Recording Only (GR-DF470/
450 only)
34 5
7
1024 INTERVAL
1h40m
REC
8
9
0
q
r
SOUND 12 B I T
e
15:55
w
a Navigation Indicator*
(墌 pg. 48)
B Selected Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator
(墌 pg. 47)
C Tape Running Indicator (墌 pg. 19)
(Rotates while tape is running.)
D Selected Wide Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 38)
E
: Live Slow Indicator*
(墌 pg. 42)
: Snapshot Indicator (墌 pg. 43)
F Recording Speed Mode (SP/LP) (墌 pg. 37)
G Tape Remaining Time (墌 pg. 19)
H REC: (Appears during recording.) (墌 pg. 19)
PAUSE: (Appears during Record-Standby
mode.) (墌 pg. 19)
I Insert Editing/Insert Editing Pause Mode
(墌 pg. 55)
J 5S/Anim.: Displays the 5-Second Recording
mode or Animation recording mode.
(墌 pg. 38)
K Wind Cut Indicator (墌 pg. 38)
L Time Code (墌 pg. 39, 41)
M Digital Image Stabilizer (“DIS”) (墌 pg. 38)
N SOUND 12BIT/16BIT: Sound Mode Indicator
(墌 pg. 37) (Appears for approx. 5 seconds
after turning on the camcorder.)
: Auxiliary Microphone Level
L
R
Indicator
(Appears when an optional microphone is
connected. 墌 pg. 39, “AUDIO LEV.”)
* GR-DF470/450 only
6
15
7
a Image Size: 1024 (1024 x 768) or 640
(640 x 480) (墌 pg. 40)
: Interval Shooting Icon (墌 pg. 27)
: Focus Icon (墌 pg. 27)
C Shooting Icon (墌 pg. 27)
(Appears and blinks during shooting.)
D Card Icon (墌 pg. 27)
: Appears during shooting.
: Blinks in white when a memory card is
not loaded.
: Blinks in yellow while the camcorder is
reading the data in the memory card such as
Navigation thumbnail images, video clips, still
images, etc.
E Picture Quality:
(FINE) and
(STANDARD) (in order of quality) (墌 pg. 40)
F Remaining Number Of Shots (墌 pg. 27)
(Displays the approximate remaining number
of shots that can be stored during D.S.C.
recording.)
G Clock Icon (墌 pg. 27)
B
During E-Mail Clip Recording (GR-DF470/
450 only)
160
E- C L I P
0h 10
: m
00 : 15
a Image Size: 160 (160 x 120)
b Shooting Icon (墌 pg. 27, 31)
c E-Mail Clip Recording Indicator (墌 pg. 31)
d Memory Card Remaining Time For E-Mail
Clip Recording (墌 pg. 31)
e E-Mail Clip Recording Time (墌 pg. 31)
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During Both Video And D.S.C.* Recording
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
During Video Playback
1
9
15x W
T
O
3 4 5
0
50m
w
NOV 1 0 ' 0 5
10 :0 0 AM
r
2
6
12 B I T / M I X
L
e
a Operation Mode (墌 pg. 15)
B
: Gain Up Mode (墌 pg. 37)
C LED Light Indicator (墌 pg. 42)
D White Balance Indicator (墌 pg. 46)
E
: Spot Exposure Control Indicator
(墌 pg. 45)
: Backlight Compensation Indicator
(墌 pg. 45)
±: Exposure Adjustment Indicator (墌 pg. 44)
F Selected Program AE With Special Effects
Indicator (墌 pg. 47)
: Night-Alive Indicator (墌 pg. 43)
G Iris Lock Indicator (墌 pg. 45)
H Approximate Zoom Ratio (墌 pg. 20)
I Zoom Indicator (墌 pg. 20)
J O: (Appears when taking Snapshot.)
(墌 pg. 28, 43)
SLOW: (Appears when using Live Slow.)*
(墌 pg. 42)
K Brightness Control Indicator (LCD monitor/
Viewfinder) (墌 pg. 17)
L Battery Remaining Power Indicator
(墌 pg. 58)
M Date/Time (墌 pg. 16)
N Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator
(墌 pg. 44)
MIC
BLANK SEARCH
PUSH "STOP" BUTTON
TO CANCEL
q
BRIGHT
9
50m
q
L
R
7
VO LUME
NOV 1 0 ' 0 5
10 :0 0 AM
2 0 : 2 1 : 25
0
9
8
a Sound Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 40)
B Blank Search Indicator (墌 pg. 22)
C
: Live Slow Indicator*
(墌 pg. 42)
: Snapshot Indicator (墌 pg. 43)
D Tape Speed (墌 pg. 37)
E 4: Playback
5: Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search
3: Rewind/Shuttle Search
9: Pause
9 U: Forward Frame-By-Frame Playback/
Slow-Motion
Y 9: Reverse Frame-By-Frame Playback/
Slow-Motion
D: Audio Dubbing
9D: Audio Dubbing Pause
(Appear while a tape is running.)
F Sound Input For Audio Dubbing (墌 pg. 54)
G Battery Remaining Power Indicator
(墌 pg. 58)
H Date/Time (墌 pg. 39, 41)
I VOLUME: Volume Level Indicator (墌 pg. 22)
BRIGHT: Brightness Control Indicator (LCD
monitor/Viewfinder) (墌 pg. 17)
J Time Code (墌 pg. 39, 41)
KL
: Auxiliary Microphone Level
R
Indicator
(Appears when an optional microphone is
connected during Audio Dubbing. 墌 pg. 54)
* GR-DF470/450 only
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During D.S.C. Playback (GR-DF470/450
only)
1
2
100-0013
BR I GHT
4
50m
3
a Operation Mode Indicator (墌 pg. 30)
B Folder/File Number (墌 pg. 30)
C Battery Remaining Power Indicator
(墌 pg. 58)
D Brightness Control Indicator (LCD monitor/
Viewfinder) (墌 pg. 17)
Before Using This Camcorder
Make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini
DV mark
.
Make sure you only use memory cards* with the
mark
or
.
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.
* Memory cards can be used with GR-DF470 and
GR-DF450 only.
Remember that this camcorder is not
compatible with other digital video formats.
Remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission is
prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a
show, performance or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand.)
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.
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 optimized to maximize the
performance of your camcorder.
Also read “CAUTIONS” on pages 62 – 65.
● 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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Provided Accessories
OR
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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.
To protect the lens, attach
the provided lens cap to the
camcorder as shown in the
illustration.
NOTE:
To confirm the lens cap is on
correctly make sure the cap is
flush to the camcorder.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
AC Adapter AP-V16U or AP-V14U
Battery Pack BN-VF707U
AV Cable
Audio Extension Cable
(for optional microphone, 墌 pg. 12 for
connection)
USB Cable*
Core Filter [large]*
(for USB cable 墌 pg. 13 for attachment)
Core Filter [small] x 2
(for Audio extention cable 墌 pg. 13 for
attachment)
Core Filter
(for AV cable 墌 pg. 13 for attachment)
CD-ROM*
Remote Control Unit RM-V720U
Lithium Battery CR2025**
(for remote control unit)
Memory Card 8 MB***
(Already inserted in the camcorder)
Shoulder Strap (墌 pg. 12 for attachment)
Lens Cap (see the right column for
attachment)
Place here during
shooting.
* GR-DF470/450 only
** 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.
***GR-DF470 only
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How To Attach The Shoulder Strap
How To Use The Audio Extension Cable
Follow the illustration.
When using an optional external microphone,
connect to the provided Audio extension cable
(with a core filter attached), then connect the
Audio extension cable to the camcorder. The
core filter reduces interference. (墌 pg. 13)
1 Thread the strap through the eyelet.
2 Fold it back and thread it through the strap
guide and the buckle.
● To adjust the length of the strap, loosen and then
tighten the strap in the buckle.
3 Slide the strap guide fully towards the eyelet.
Open the
cover.
Buckle
Strap guide
2
Eyelet
1
To MIC
3
Core filter
Stereo
microphone
Audio extension
cable (provided)
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How To Attach The Core Filter
EN
13
Power
Attach the core filters to the cables. The core
filter reduces interference.
1 Release the stoppers on both ends of the
core filter.
This camcorder’s 2-way power supply system
lets you choose the most appropriate source of
power. Do not use provided power supply units
with other equipment.
Charging The Battery Pack
BATT. RELEASE
2 Run the cable through the core filter, leaving
Battery pack
approx. 3 cm (1-3/16") of cable between the
cable plug and the core filter.
Wind the cable once around the outside of the
core filter as shown in the illustration.
Core filter
3 cm (1-3/16")
To
DC connector
Arrow
Battery pack mount
Wind once.
mark
Power switch
3 Close the core filter until it clicks shut.
POWER/CHARGE lamp
AC Adapter
NOTES:
● Take care not to damage the cable.
● When connecting a cable, attach the end with the
core filter to the camcorder.
To AC outlet
1 Set the Power Switch to “OFF”.
2 With the arrow on the battery pack pointing
right, push the battery pack slightly against the
battery pack mount a.
3 Slide the battery pack to the right until it locks
in place b.
4 Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder.
5 Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The
POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder
blinks to indicate charging has started.
6 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.
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Open the
cover.
Stopper
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To detach the battery pack
Slide the battery pack to the left while pressing
BATT. RELEASE to detach it.
Battery pack
Charging time
BN-VF707U*
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BN-VF714U
Approx. 2 hr. 40 min.
BN-VF733U
Approx. 5 hr. 40 min.
* Provided
NOTES:
● This product includes patented and other
proprietary technology and will operate only
with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BNVF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs. Using
generic non-JVC batteries can cause damage
to the internal charging circuitry.
● 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 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.
● Using the optional AA-VF7 Battery Charger, you
can charge the BN-VF707U/VF714U/VF733U
battery pack without the camcorder.
● After 5 minutes has elapsed in Record-Standby
mode with the cassette inserted, 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.
Using The Battery Pack
Perform steps 2 – 3 in “Charging The Battery
Pack”.
Maximum continuous recording time
Battery pack
LCD monitor on
BN-VF707U*
1 hr. 5 min.
1 hr. 25 min.
Viewfinder on
BN-VF714U
2 hr. 20 min.
3 hr.
BN-VF733U
5 hr. 25 min.
7 hr. 5 min.
* Provided
NOTES:
● 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.
Data Battery System
You can check the remaining battery power and
the recordable time.
1) Make sure the battery is attached and the
Power Switch is set to “OFF”.
2) Open the LCD monitor fully.
3) Press BATT. DATA, and the battery status
screen appears.
● It can be displayed on the viewfinder when the
LCD monitor is closed.
● It is displayed for 5 seconds if the button is
pressed and released quickly, and for 15
seconds if the button is pressed and hold for
several seconds.
● If “COMMUNICATION ERROR” appears
instead of the battery status even though you
tried to press BATT. DATA several times, there
may be a problem on the battery. In such a
case, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
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Perform step 4 in “Charging The Battery Pack”.
NOTE:
The provided AC Adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to
240 V.
About Batteries
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries
apart, or expose them to flame or excessive
heat, as it may cause a fire or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery or its
terminals to come in contact with metals, as this
can result in a short circuit and possibly start a
fire.
To resume the original function of the
accurate battery power indication
If the battery power indication differs from the
actual operating time, fully charge the battery, and
then run it down. However this function may not
turn back if the battery was used for a long period
of time under extremely high/low temperature
condition or charged too many times.
Operation Mode
To turn on the camcorder, set the Power Switch
to any operation mode except “OFF” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
Power Switch
Lock Button
VIDEO/MEMORY*
POWER/
CHARGE lamp
Choose the appropriate operation mode
according to your preference using the Power
Switch and VIDEO/MEMORY Switch.*
* GR-DF470/450 only
Power Switch Position
A (Full Auto Recording):
Allows you to record using NO special effects
or manual adjustments. Suitable for standard
recording.
The “A” indicator appears on the display.
15
M (Manual Recording):
Allows you to set various recording functions
using the Menus. (墌 pg. 36)
If you want more creative capabilities than Full
Auto Recording, try this mode.
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.
(GR-DF470/450 only)
● Allows you to set various playback functions
using the Menus. (墌 pg. 36)
VIDEO/MEMORY Switch Position
(GR-DF470/450 only)
VIDEO:
Allows you to record on a tape or play back a
tape. If “REC SELECT” is set to “
/
”
(墌 pg. 40), still images are recorded both on
the tape and the memory card.
MEMORY:
● Allows you to record in a memory card or
access data stored in a memory card.
● When the Power Switch is set to “A” or “M”,
the currently selected image size appears.
Power-Linked Operation
When the Power Switch is set to “A” or “M”, you
can also turn on/off the camcorder by opening/
closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/pushing in
the viewfinder.
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.
GETTING STARTED
Using AC Power
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Language Settings
Grip Adjustment
The language on the display can be changed.
(墌 pg. 36, 39, 41)
1 Set the Power Switch to “M” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
2 Open the LCD monitor fully. (墌 pg. 19)
3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
CAMERA D I S PLAY
4 Press or to select
BRIGHT
“n”, and press SET. The
CAMERA DISPLAY Menu
appears.
5 Press
or to select
“LANGUAGE”, and press
SET.
ON S CRE E N
DA T E / T I ME
T I ME CODE
LANGUAGE
AUD I O LEV .
CL OCK
AD J .
–
–
–
–
–
LCD / T V
AU T O
OF F
ENGLISH
ON
DEC 2 0 '0 5
5: 0 0 PM
or to select ex. for GR-DF470/
the desired language, and 450
CAMERA D I S PLAY
press SET.
7 Press
LANGUAGE
through the loop and grasp
the grip.
3 Adjust your thumb and
fingers through the grip to
easily operate the
Recording Start/Stop
Button, Power Switch and
Power Zoom Lever. Be
sure to fasten the velcro strip to your preference.
Viewfinder Adjustment
RETURN
6 Press
or to select
“BRETURN”, and press
SET twice. The Menu
Screen closes.
1 Adjust the velcro strip.
2 Pass your right hand
– ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
PORTUGUÊS
1 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
2 Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and
locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully and adjust it
manually for best viewability.
3 Turn the Diopter Adjustment Control until the
indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused.
Date/Time Settings
The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all
times, but its display can be turned on or off
during playback. (墌 pg. 36, 41)
Example:
Diopter Adjustment Control
1 Perform steps 1 – 4 in “Language Settings”
above.
2 Press
or to select “CLOCK ADJ.”, and
press SET. The parameter for “Month” is
highlighted.
3 Press
or to input
the day, and press SET.
Repeat to input the day,
year, hour and minute.
4 Press
or to select
“BRETURN”, and press
SET twice. The Menu
Screen closes.
PAUSE
CAMERA D ISPLAY
CAUTION:
CL OCK
AD J .
DEC 2 0 '0 5
5 : 0 0 PM
When retracting the viewfinder, take care not to
pinch your fingers.
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Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display
1 Set the Power Switch
17
Loading/Unloading A Cassette
The camcorder needs to be powered up to load
or eject a cassette.
MENU
to “M” or “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock
Button located on the
switch.
EN
Cassette holder cover
PUSH HERE
OPEN/EJECT
Erase
protection tab
2 Open the LCD monitor
● To adjust the brightness of
the viewfinder, pull out the
viewfinder fully and set
“PRIORITY” to “FINDER”
(墌 pg. 36, 39).
3 Press MENU. The
Menu Screen appears.
<
SET
>
BRIGHT
4 Press
or to select “n”, and press SET.
The CAMERA DISPLAY Menu appears.
5 Press
or to select “BRIGHT”, and press
SET. The Menu Screen closes and the
brightness control indicator appears.
6 Press < or > until the appropriate brightness
is reached.
7 Press MENU to clear the brightness control
indicator from the display.
Tripod Mounting
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.
Make sure the window
side is facing out.
Cassette holder
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
HERE” to close the cassette holder.
● Be sure to press only the section labeled “PUSH
HERE” to close the cassette holder; touching
other parts may cause your finger to get caught in
the cassette holder, resulting in injury or product
damage.
● 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.
To protect valuable recordings
Slide the erase protection tab on the back of the
tape in the direction of “SAVE”. This prevents the
tape from being recorded over. To record on this
tape, slide the tab back to “REC” before loading
it.
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fully. (墌 pg. 19)
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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 not
open, turn the camcorder off then on again.
● If the tape does not load properly, open the
cassette holder cover fully and remove the
cassette. A few minutes later, insert it again.
● When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a
cold place to a warm environment, wait a short
time before opening the cassette holder cover.
Loading/Unloading A Memory
Card (GR-DF470/450 only)
The provided memory card is already inserted*
in the camcorder at the time of purchase.
Memory card
Clipped edge
Card Cover
(MEMORY CARD)
Write/erase protection tab
Label
* GR-DF470 only
1 Make sure the camcorder’s power is off.
2 Open the card cover (MEMORY CARD).
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.
4 Close the card cover.
To protect valuable files (available only for
SD Memory Card)
Slide the write/erase protection tab on the side
of the memory card in the direction of “LOCK”.
This prevents the memory card from being
recorded over. To record on this memory card,
slide the tab back to the position opposite to
“LOCK” before loading it.
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. 35)
ATTENTION:
Do not insert or remove the memory card while the
camcorder is turned on, as this may cause the
memory card to be corrupted or cause the
camcorder to become unable to recognize whether
or not the card is installed.
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
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19
NOTES:
NOTE:
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed
below:
● Power (墌 pg. 13)
● Loading A Cassette (墌 pg. 17)
VIDEO/MEMORY*
Power Zoom Lever
Power Switch
Recording Start/Stop Button
● If the Record-Standby mode continues for
5 minutes, the camcorder’s power shuts off
automatically. To turn the camcorder on again,
push back and pull out the viewfinder again or
close and re-open the LCD monitor.
● When a blank portion is left between recorded
scenes on the tape, the time code is interrupted
and errors may occur when editing the tape. To
avoid this, refer to “Recording From The Middle Of
A Tape” (墌 pg. 21).
● To turn the beep sounds off, 墌 pg. 36, 38.
Tape Remaining Time
Approximate tape remaining
time appears on the display.
“– h – – m” means the
camcorder is calculating the
remaining time. When the
remaining time reaches 2 minutes, the indication
starts blinking.
Lock Button
● 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.
POWER/CHARGE Lamp
1 Remove the lens cap. (墌 pg. 11)
2 Open the LCD monitor fully.
3 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
LCD Monitor And Viewfinder
“VIDEO”.*
4 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
● The POWER/CHARGE lamp lights and the
camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode.
“PAUSE” is displayed.
● To record in LP (Long Play) mode, 墌 pg. 37.
While using the LCD monitor:
Make sure the viewfinder is pushed back in. Pull
on the end
of the LCD monitor and open the
LCD monitor fully. It can rotate 270° (90°
downward, 180° upward).
While using the viewfinder:
Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and
locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully.
5 To start recording, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button. “T REC” appears on the display
while recording is in progress.
180˚
6 To stop recording, press the Recording Start/
Stop Button again. The camcorder re-enters the
Record-Standby mode.
* GR-DF470/450 only
90˚
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.
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Basic Recording
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VIDEO RECORDING
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, 39)
● Colored bright spots may appear all over the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder. However, this is not a
malfunction. (墌 pg. 57)
Journalistic Shooting
Zooming
Produces the zoom in/out effect, or an
instantaneous change in image magnification.
Zoom In
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Zoom Out
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
● The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
1 xW
● Macro shooting (as close as approx. 5 cm (2") to
the subject) is possible when the Power Zoom
Lever is set all the way to “W”. Also see “TELE
MACRO” in MANUAL Menu on page 38.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom
out first. If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the
camcorder may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance between the
camcorder and the subject. This will not occur
when “TELE MACRO” is set to “ON”. (墌 pg. 38)
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).
T
1 0 xW
T
20xW
T
40xW
T
Zoom out (W: Wide angle)
10 x W
T
Digital zoom zone
15X (optical) zoom zone
Approximate zoom ratio
NOTES:
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming.
In this case, set the zoom while in RecordStandby, lock the focus by using the manual focus
(墌 pg. 44), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● Zooming is possible to a maximum of 700X, or it
can be switched to 15X magnification using the
optical zoom. (墌 pg. 37)
● Zoom magnification of over 15X is done through
Digital image processing, and is therefore called
Digital Zoom.
● During Digital zoom, the quality of image may
suffer.
● Digital zoom cannot be used when the VIDEO/
MEMORY Switch is set to “MEMORY”.
(GR-DF470/450 only)
Self Recording
Open the LCD
monitor and tilt it
upward to 180° so
that it faces forward,
point the lens toward
yourself and start
recording.
Self
Recording
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Time Code
Quick Review
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.
Enables to check the end of the last recording.
1) Press Q.REVIEW during the RecordingStandby mode.
2) Tape is rewound for about several seconds
and played back automatically, then pauses in
the Recording-Standby mode for the next shot.
Display
Minutes
Seconds
● Distortion may occur at start of playback. This is
normal.
Frames*
(30 frames = 1 second)
Recording From The Middle Of A Tape
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 (See the right column.) 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. 39)
1) Play back a tape or use Blank Search
(墌 pg. 22) 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 “A” or “M” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch, then start recording.
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
VIDEO RECORDING
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
Shuttle Search
Normal Playback
MENU
VIDEO/
MEMORY*
Power Switch
4/9/
VOL. +/–
Lock Button
Allows high-speed search in either direction
during video playback.
1) During playback, press 5 for forward
search, or 3 for reverse search.
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:
3 8/
5 SET
Speaker
1 Load a cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
During Shuttle Search, parts
of the picture may not be
clearly visible, particularly on
the left side of the screen.
“VIDEO”.*
3 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
Blank Search
4 To start playback, press 4/9.
5 To stop playback, press 8.
Helps you find where you should start recording
in the middle of a tape to avoid time code
interruption. (墌 pg. 21)
● During Stop mode, press 3 to rewind, or 5
to fast-forward the tape.
* GR-DF470/450 only
1 Load a cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
To control the speaker volume
Slide the Power Zoom Lever (VOL. +/–) towards
“+” to turn up the volume, or towards “–” to turn
down the volume.
“VIDEO”.*
NOTES:
4 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
5 Press MENU to select “t”. The VIDEO
● 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 on again, set the Power
Switch to “OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
● When a cable is connected to the AV connector,
the sound is not heard from the speaker.
Still Playback
Pauses during video playback.
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.
3 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
Menu appears.
6 Press
or to select “BLANK SRCH”, and
press SET. The Sub Menu appears.
7 Press
SET.
or
to select “EXECUTE”, and press
● 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.
* GR-DF470/450 only
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A Black to S-VIDEO IN (Connect when your TV/
● 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.
Connections To A TV Or VCR
Open the cover.
To S connector
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 Center 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 camcorder. The core filter reduces
interference.
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,
To AV connector
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
S cable
(optional)
AV cable
(provided)
the TV to its VIDEO mode.
6 Start playback on the camcorder. (墌 pg. 22)
To choose whether or not the following
displays appear on the connected TV
1
2
3
4
TV
VCR
● Date/time
Set “DATE/TIME” to “AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF”.
(墌 pg. 36, 41)
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. 36, 41)
● Indications other than date/time and time code
Set “ON SCREEN” to “OFF”, “LCD” or “LCD/TV”.
(墌 pg. 36, 41)
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NOTES:
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
Beam Effective Area (indoor use)
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 “A” or
“M”, then set your TV to the appropriate input
mode.
* GR-DF470/450 only
● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its
minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound
when the camcorder is turned on.
Playback Using The Remote
Control
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 (16 ft).
Remote sensor
NOTE:
The transmitted beam may not be effective or may
cause incorrect operation when the remote sensor
is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful lighting.
Buttons And Functions
The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can
operate this camcorder from a distance as well
as the basic operations (Playback, Stop, Pause,
Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR. It also
makes additional playback functions possible.
(墌 pg. 25)
Installing The Battery
The remote control uses
one lithium battery
(CR2025).
1 Pull out the battery
holder by pushing the lock
tab.
2 Insert the battery in the
2
A Infrared beam transmitting window
● Transmits the beam signal.
1
1
3
Lock tab
holder, and be sure to
have the “+” mark visible.
3 Slide the holder back in until you hear a click.
The following buttons are available only when
the camcorder’s Power Switch is set to “PLAY”.
B PAUSE Button
● Pauses the tape (墌 pg. 25)
Up Button (墌 pg. 26)
C SLOW Rewind Button (墌 pg. 25)
D REW Button
● Rewind/Reverse Shuttle Search on a tape
(墌 pg. 22)
● Displays previous file in a memory card*
(墌 pg. 29)
Left Button (墌 pg. 26)
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VIDEO PLAYBACK
● Starts Playback of a tape (墌 pg. 22)
● Starts Auto Playback of images in a memory
card* (墌 pg. 29)
J FF Button
● Forward/Forward Shuttle Search on a tape
(墌 pg. 22)
● Displays next file in a memory card* (墌 pg. 29)
Right Button (墌 pg. 26)
K A. DUB Button (墌 pg. 54)
L STOP Button
● Stops the tape (墌 pg. 22)
● Stops Auto Playback* (墌 pg. 29)
Down Button (墌 pg. 26)
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 “A” or “M”.
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.
q S.SHOT Button
Functions the same as SNAPSHOT on the
camcorder.
(Also available with the Power Switch set to
“PLAY”)
* GR-DF470/450 only
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25
Zoom (T/W)
PAUSE or
(Up)
SLOW (YI)
SLOW (IU)
PLAY
(Right)
STOP or
(Down)
(Left)
SHIFT
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.
● During Slow-Motion Playback, due to digital image
processing, the picture may take on a mosaic
effect.
● 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.
Frame-By-Frame Playback
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.
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E INSERT Button (墌 pg. 55)
F SHIFT Button (墌 pg. 26)
G DISPLAY Button (墌 pg. 23, 51)
H SLOW Forward Button (See the right column.)
I PLAY Button
.
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Playback Zoom
Playback Special Effects
Magnifies the recorded image up to 47X at any
time during video playback and D.S.C. playback
(GR-DF470/450 only).
1) Press PLAY (U) to start video
playback. Or perform normal
playback of images.
Allows you to add creative effects to the video
playback image.
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.
NOTES:
● Zoom can also be used during slow-motion and still
playback.
● Due to digital image processing, the quality of the
image may suffer.
CLASSIC FILM: Gives recorded scenes a
strobe effect.
MONOTONE: Like classic black and white
films, your footage is shot in B/W. Used together
with the Cinema mode, it enhances the “classic
film” effect.
SEPIA: Recorded scenes have a brownish
tint like old photos. Combine this with the
Cinema mode for a classic look.
STROBE: Your recording looks like a
series of consecutive snapshots.
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 (GR-DF470/450 only)
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D.S.C. RECORDING (GR-DF470/450 only)
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. 13)
● Loading a Memory Card (墌 pg. 18)
VIDEO/
MEMORY
NOTE:
If shooting is not performed for approx. 5 minutes
when the Power Switch is set to “A” or “M” 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.
Approximate Number of Storable Images
● The number increases or decreases depending
on the Picture Quality/Image Size, etc.
SNAPSHOT
Image Size/Picture Quality
Power Switch
Lock Button
27
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
1024 x 768/FINE
21
47
95
200
1024 x 768/STANDARD
65
145
310
640
Image Size/Picture Quality
MultiMediaCard
8 MB* 16 MB 32 MB
1 Remove the lens cap.
2 Open the LCD monitor fully. (墌 pg. 19)
3 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
640 x 480/FINE
55
105
215
640 x 480/STANDARD
190
320
645
1024 x 768/FINE
25
50
100
“MEMORY”.
1024 x 768/STANDARD
75
160
320
4 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while
* Provided (GR-DF470 only)
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
● To change the Image Size and/or Picture Quality,
墌 pg. 36, 40.
5 Press SNAPSHOT. The “O” indication
appears while the snapshot is being taken.
● To check how the image looks before recording it
in the memory card, press SNAPSHOT halfway
and hold. The “ ” indicator appears and stops
blinking when the captured image is focused. To
cancel the recording, release SNAPSHOT. To
record it in the memory card, press SNAPSHOT
fully.
● Still images are recorded in the snapshot mode
with no frame.
● To delete unwanted still images, refer to “Deleting
Files” (墌 pg. 33).
● When you do not want to hear the shutter sound,
set “BEEP” to “OFF”. (墌 pg. 36, 38)
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Interval Shooting
During Interval Shooting mode, the camcorder
continues to take snapshots automatically with
an interval of your desired setting.
1 Set “INT.SHOT” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 36, 40)
● “INTERVAL” and “
” appear.
2 Set “INT.TIME” to the desired shooting
interval. (墌 pg. 36, 40)
3 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
4 Press SNAPSHOT.
● First shot is taken after 2 seconds.
● The “O” indicator appears while the snapshot
is being taken.
● The clock icon “ ” turns while waiting for the next
shot is being taken.
● The next shot is being taken automatically when
the shooting interval set in step 2 has passed.
5 Press SNAPSHOT to stop Interval Shooting.
To cancel Interval Shooting mode
Set “INT.SHOT” to “OFF” in step 1.
NOTES:
● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as
the power supply instead of the battery pack.
(墌 pg. 15)
● To distinguish between still images taken in
Interval Shooting mode and other still images, it is
recommended that you reset the file names before
shooting. (墌 pg. 32)
● Interval Shooting will stop if the battery runs out of
power or the Memory Card becomes full.
● The function “Animation” in the provided software
“Digital Photo Navigator” can be used to create
movie files from the captured still images
(Windows® only). To create movie files with the
Macintosh, it is recommended that you use the
function “Creating a Slideshow From Still Images”
in the commercial software “QuickTime Pro”.
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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.
MENU
SEL
Power Switch
EN
29
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”.
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.
Playback Of Video Clips
> SET
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.
● The type of file (IMAGE or E-MAIL CLIP) which
has been played back at the last time is displayed.
4 If the video clip playback (E-MAIL CLIP,
see
the right column) screen appears, press SEL.
The MEMORY SELECT screen appears.
5 Press
or to select “IMAGE”, and press
SET. The image playback screen (IMAGE)
appears.
6 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” and
“1024 x 768” will be displayed as thumbnails only.
These thumbnail images cannot be transferred to a
PC.
Playback Zoom
Available only with the remote control.
(墌 pg. 25)
You can view video clips (墌 pg. 31) stored in the
memory card.
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images”.
2 If the image playback (IMAGE) screen
appears, press SEL. The MEMORY SELECT
screen appears.
3 Press
or to select
“E-MAIL CLIP”, and press
SET. The video clip
playback screen (E-MAIL
CLIP) appears.
E-MA I L C L I P
4 Press < to select the
previous file. Press > to
select the next file.
5 To start playback, press 4/9.
6 To stop playback, press 8.
NOTES:
● The video clip files stored with this camcorder are
compatible with MPEG4. Some MPEG4 files
stored with other devices cannot be played back
with this camcorder.
● You can also view video clips on your PC by using
Windows® Media Player version 6.4 or later. Refer
to the instructions of PC and software.
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Lock Button
VIDEO/ <
MEMORY
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Index Playback Of Files
Removing On-Screen Display
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 For Index Playback of image files, perform
steps 1 – 5 in “Normal Playback Of Images”
(墌 pg. 29).
For Index Playback of video clip files, perform
steps 1 – 3 in “Playback Of Video Clips”
(墌 pg. 29).
2 Press INDEX. The
Index Screen of the
selected type of file
appears.
3 Press > or < to move
the frame to the desired
file.
Selected file
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images” (墌 pg. 29).
2 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3 Press or to select “DISPLAY”, and press
SET. The Sub Menu appears.
4 Press
or to select “OFF”, and press SET.
The operation mode indicator, folder/file number
and battery remaining power indicator
disappear.
● To display the indicators again, select “ON”.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Operation mode indicator
Folder/file number
100-0013
● Press < to display the
previous page. Press > Index number
to display the next page.
4 Press SET. The selected file is displayed.
Viewing File Information
You can get the relevant file information by
pressing the INFO Button during normal
playback or Index Playback.
FOLDER: Folder name
(墌 pg. 32)
F O L D E R : 1 0 0 J V CGR
: DVC 0 0 0 1 0
F I LE
FILE: File name
: OCT 0 3 0 4
DA T E
: 1 0 2 4X7 6 8
S I ZE
(墌 pg. 32)
QUA L I T Y : F I N E
P RO T E C T : O F F
DATE: Date the file was
made
SIZE: Image size
QUALITY: Picture quality (IMAGE only)
TIME: Playback time (E-MAIL CLIP only)
PROTECT: When set to “ON”, the file is
protected from accidental erasure. (墌 pg. 32)
● Press the INFO Button again to close the
Information Screen.
NOTE:
With images shot with other devices or processed
on a PC, “QUALITY: – – –” will be displayed.
ME NU
50m
D I SPLAY
OF F
ON
RETURN
Battery remaining power indicator
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C. (GR-DF470/450 only)
You can make video clips from real-time camera
image or recorded video footage and store them
in a memory card as files which can be
conveniently sent via E-Mail.
To make video clips from real-time camera
image
1 Load a memory card. (墌 pg. 18)
2 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
4 Press E-MAIL to
Remaining time
engage the E-Mail Clip
Record-Standby mode.
16
160
E- CL I P
● “E-CLIP” appears.
0h5m
0 0 : 00
STANDBY
7 At the point you want to start dubbing, press
the Recording Start/Stop Button to start E-Mail
Clip Recording.
8 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
9 Press E-MAIL to end E-Mail Clip Recording.
6 Press the Recording
Start/Stop Button to stop recording.
● “COMPLETED” is displayed, then the camcorder
re-enters the E-Mail Clip Record-Standby mode.
7 Press E-MAIL to end E-Mail Clip Recording.
Approximate recording time
SD Memory Card
8 MB
16 MB
32 MB
64 MB
7 min.
15 min.
33 min.
68 min.
MultiMediaCard
8 MB*
16 MB
32 MB
8 min.
17 min.
34 min.
Provided (GR-DF470 only)
NOTES:
● Approximate maximum recording time per video
clip is 3 minutes.
● The video clip files stored with this camcorder are
compatible with MPEG4. Some MPEG4 files
stored with other devices cannot be played back
with this camcorder.
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● “COMPLETED” is displayed, then the camcorder
re-enters the E-Mail Clip Record-Standby mode.
Start/Stop Button to start
recording.
*
● “E-CLIP” appears.
● To cancel E-Mail Clip Recording, press E-MAIL
again or press 8 to stop video playback.
stop E-Mail Clip Recording.
5 Press the Recording
160 x 120
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
Record-Standby mode.
3 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while
Image Size
1 Load a cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
2 Load a memory card. (墌 pg. 18)
3 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
4 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
5 Press 4/9 to start video playback.
6 Press E-MAIL to engage the E-Mail Clip
“MEMORY”.
160 x 120
31
To make video clips from recorded video
footage
E-Mail Clip Recording
Image Size
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C. (GR-DF470/450 only)
Dubbing Still Images Recorded On
A Tape To A Memory Card
Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a
memory card.
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
1 Load a cassette. (墌 pg. 17)
2 Load a memory card. (墌 pg. 18)
3 Set “SNAP/SLOW” to the desired mode.
The Protect mode helps prevent the accidental
erasure of files.
4 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
5 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
...for images, display its playback screen.
(墌 pg. 29)
...for video clips, display its playback screen.
(墌 pg. 29)
(except “SLOW”, 墌 pg. 36, 37)
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
6 Set “
COPY” to “ON”.
1 To protect the file...
2 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3 Press or to select “PROTECT”, and press
(墌 pg. 36, 41)
SET. The Sub Menu appears.
7 Press 4/9 to start playback.
8 At the point you want to dub, press 4/9
To protect the currently displayed file
again to engage Still Playback.
9 To dub the image, press SNAPSHOT.
● The “
” indication appears during dubbing.
NOTES:
● To use Playback Special effects with a video
image you wish to dub, perform up to step 9 using
the remote control. (墌 pg. 26)
● Images are dubbed in 640 x 480 pixels.
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.
1 To reset the file name...
...for images, display its playback screen.
(墌 pg. 29)
...for video clips, display its playback screen.
(墌 pg. 29)
2 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3 Press or to select “NO. RESET”, and
press SET. The NO. RESET screen appears.
4 Press
or to select “EXECUTE”, and press
SET. The new folder (such as “101JVCGR”) will
be made and the file name of the next shot
starts from DVC00001.
4 Press
or to select
“CURRENT”, and press
SET. The PROTECT
screen appears.
PROTECT
ME NU
CURRENT
PROT . AL L
CANC . AL L
5 Press < or > to select
RETURN
the desired file.
6 Press
or to select
“EXECUTE”, and press
SET.
● To cancel protection,
select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for
all files you want to
protect.
P ROTECT
PROTECTED
RETURN
To protect all files stored in the memory card
4 Press
or to select “PROT.ALL”, and press
SET. The PROTECT screen appears.
5 Press
or
to select “EXECUTE”, and press
SET.
● To cancel protection, select “RETURN”.
NOTES:
● If the “
” mark appears, the currently displayed
file is protected.
● When the memory card is initialized or corrupted,
even protected files are deleted. If you do not want
to lose important files, transfer them to a PC and
save them.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C. (GR-DF470/450 only)
To Remove Protection
Before doing the following, perform steps 1 – 3
in “Protecting Files”.
To remove protection from the currently
displayed file
4 Press
or to select “CURRENT”, and press
SET. The PROTECT screen appears.
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33
Deleting Files
Previously stored files can be deleted either one
at a time or all at once.
1 To delete the file...
...for images, display its playback screen.
(墌 pg. 29)
...for video clips, display its playback screen.
(墌 pg. 29)
5 Press < or > to select the desired file.
6 Press or to select “EXECUTE”, and press 2 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
SET.
3 Press or to select “DELETE”, and press
To remove protection from all files stored in
the memory card
4 Press
or to select “CANC.ALL”, and press
SET. The PROTECT screen appears.
5 Press
SET.
or
to select “EXECUTE”, and press
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
SET. The Sub Menu appears.
To delete the currently displayed file
4 Press
or to select
“CURRENT”, and press
SET. The DELETE screen
appears.
ME NU
DELETE
CURRENT
ALL
5 Press < or > to select
RETURN
the desired file.
6 Press
or to select
“EXECUTE”, and press
SET.
● To cancel deletion, select
“RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for
all files you want to delete.
D ELETE
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 Press
or to select “ALL”, and press SET.
The DELETE screen appears.
5 Press
or
to select “EXECUTE”, and press
SET.
● To cancel deletion, select “RETURN”.
NOTES:
● Protected files (墌 pg. 32) cannot be deleted. To
delete them, remove protection first.
● Once files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
Check files before deleting.
CAUTION:
Do not remove the memory card or perform any
other operation (such as turning off the camcorder)
during deletion. Also, be sure to use the provided
AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted
if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion. If
the memory card becomes corrupted, initialize it.
(墌 pg. 35)
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● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
● Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all files you want to
remove protection.
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Setting Print Information (DPOF
Setting)
This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard in order to
support future systems such as automatic
printing. You can select one of the 2 print
information settings for images stored in the
memory card: “To Print All Still Images (One
Print For Each)” or “To Print By Selecting Still
Images And Number Of Prints”.
NOTES:
● If you load a memory card already set as shown
below in a printer compatible with DPOF, it will
make prints of the selected still images
automatically.
● To print images recorded on a tape, first dub them
to a memory card. (墌 pg. 32)
To Print All Still Images (One Print For Each)
1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “Normal Playback Of
Images” (墌 pg. 29).
2 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3 Press or to select
“DPOF”, and press SET.
The Sub Menu appears.
4 Press
or to select
“ALL 1”, and press SET.
The DPOF screen
appears.
5 Press
or to select
“EXECUTE”, and press
SET. The normal playback
screen appears.
● To cancel selection, select
“RETURN”.
ME NU
DPOF
CURRENT
AL L 1
RESET
RETURN
DPOF
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)”.
2 Press
or to select
“CURRENT”, and press
SET. The DPOF screen
appears.
SHEETS
3 Press
00
RETURN
or to select
the desired file.
DPOF
4 Press
or to select the number indication
(00), and press SET.
5 Select the number of
prints by pressing to
increase the number, or
to decrease the number,
and press SET.
DPOF
SHEETS
05
● 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 Press
or to select
“RETURN”, and press
SET. The “SAVE?”
appears.
● If you did not change any
settings in step 3 through
5, the Menu Screen
reappears.
DPOF
SAVE?
EXECUTE
CANCEL
7 Press
or to select “EXECUTE” to save the
setting you have just made, and press SET.
● To cancel selection, select “CANCEL”.
AL L 1 ?
EXECUTE
RETURN
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1 Perform steps 1 – 3 in “To Print All Still
35
Initializing A Memory Card
or to select “RESET”, and press
SET. The DPOF screen appears.
You can initialize a memory card any time.
After initializing, all files and data stored in the
memory card, including those which have been
protected, are cleared.
3 Press
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to
● To cancel selection, select “RETURN”.
● The number of prints is reset to 0 for all still
images.
2 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY” while
CAUTION:
3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
F ORMAT
4 Press or to select
Images (One Print For Each)”.
2 Press
or to select “EXECUTE”, and press
SET. The normal playback screen appears.
While performing the above, never disconnect
power, as this may cause the memory card to be
corrupted.
“MEMORY”.
pressing down the Lock Button located on the
switch.
“FORMAT”, and press
SET. The FORMAT
screen appears.
5 Press
or to select
“EXECUTE”, and press
SET. The memory card is
initialized.
ERASE AL L
EX I ST I NG DATA?
EXECUTE
RETURN
● When initialization is finished, “NO IMAGES
STORED” or “NO E-MAIL CLIP STORED”
appears.
● To cancel initialization, select “RETURN”.
CAUTION:
Do not perform any other operation (such as
turning off the camcorder) during initialization.
Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as
the memory card may be corrupted if the battery
becomes exhausted during initialization. If the
memory card becomes corrupted, initialize it.
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK (GR-DF470/450 only)
To Reset The Number Of Prints
EN
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. 37 – 41)
VIDEO/
MEMORY* MENU
Power Switch
Menus without Sub Menus
.
v WIPE/FADER
(墌 pg. 47)
r PROGRAM AE
(墌 pg. 47)
p EXPOSURE
(墌 pg. 44)
u W. BALANCE
(墌 pg. 46)
1) Press or to select
the desired parameter.
Selected menu icon
blinks.
Selected
parameter
P ROGRAM AE
SPOR T S
SNOW
SPOT L I GHT
TWILIGHT
SEPIA
MONOTONE
CLASSIC FILM
STROBE
● Example: r PROGRAM
AE Menu
Lock Button
SET
1 For Video and D.S.C.* Recording Menus:
● Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO” or
“MEMORY”.*
● Set the Power Switch to “M” while pressing down
the Lock Button located on the switch.
For Video Playback 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 (GR-DF470/450 only)” (墌 pg. 29).*
2 Open the LCD monitor fully. (墌 pg. 19)
3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
4 Press or to select the desired function,
and press SET. The selected function menu
appears.
Screen for Video
and D.S.C.*
Recording Menu
W I PE / F AD E R
OF F
FADE R –WH I T E
FADE R – B LAC K
FADE R – B .W
W I PE – CO RNE R
W I P E –W I NDOW
W I P E– S L I DE
W I PE – DOOR
W I PE – S C ROL L
W I PE – S H UT T E R
Screen for Video
Playback Menu
V I D EO
SOUND MOD E – ST E R EO
NARRAT I ON – OF F
RE C MOD E –
COP Y – OF F
NA V I . DE L .
BL ANK S RCH
S / A V I N PU T – OF F
RETURN
5 Setting procedure hereafter depends on the
selected function.
* GR-DF470/450 only
2) Press SET. Selection is complete. The Menu
Screen returns.
● Repeat the procedure if you wish to set other
function menus.
3) Press SET. The Menu Screen closes.
Menus with Sub Menus
m CAMERA (墌 pg. 37) Selected menu icon
q MANUAL
blinks.
(墌 pg. 38)
Selected function
s SYSTEM (墌 pg. 38)
n CAMERA DISPLAY
CAME RA
RE C MOD E –
(墌 pg. 39)
SOUND MOD E – 1 2 B I T
ZOOM
– 60x
o DSC (墌 pg. 40)*
SNAP/SLOW – FU L L
GA I N UP
– AGC
t VIDEO (墌 pg. 40)
NA V I GAT I ON – MANUA L
n VIDEO DISPLAY
(墌 pg. 41)
RETURN
1) Press or to select
the desired function,
Sub Menu
and press SET. The
CAME RA
Sub Menu appears.
RE C MOD E –
● Example: m CAMERA
Menu
2) Press or to select
the desired parameter.
3) Press SET. Selection
is complete.
● Repeat the procedure if
you wish to set other
function menus.
4) Press SET. The
Menu Screen returns.
CAME RA
RE C MOD E –
SOUND MOD E –
ZOOM
–
SNAP/SLOW –
GA I N UP
–
NA V I GAT I ON –
RETURN
● Repeat the procedure if
you wish to set other function menus.
5) Press SET. The Menu Screen closes.
* GR-DF470/450 only
1 2B I T
60x
FU L L
AGC
MANUA L
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CAMERA
The “m CAMERA” settings are effective when
the Power Switch is set to both “A” and “M”.
However, the menu settings can be changed
only when the Power Switch is set to “M”.
[ ] = Factory-preset
REC MODE
[SP]: To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode
LP: Long Play—more economical, providing 1.5
times the recording time.
37
SNAP/SLOW
[FULL]: Snapshot mode with no frame
NEGA: Nega mode
PIN-UP: Pin-Up mode
FRAME: Snapshot mode with frame
SLOW: Live Slow mode
[FULL]
NEGA
PIN-UP
FRAME
For details on the procedure, refer to “Live Slow
(GR-DF470/450 only)” (墌 pg. 42) and
“Snapshot (For Video Recording)” (墌 pg. 43).
NOTES:
GAIN UP
SOUND MODE
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.
● Audio Dubbing (墌 pg. 54) and Insert Editing
(墌 pg. 55) are possible on tapes recorded in the
SP mode.
● If the recording mode is switched, the playback
picture will be blurred at the switching point.
● It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP
mode on this camcorder be played back on this
camcorder.
● During playback of a tape recorded on another
camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there
may be momentary pauses in the sound.
[12BIT]: Enables video recording of stereo
sound on four separate channels, and is
recommended for use when performing Audio
Dubbing. (Equivalent to the 32 kHz mode of
previous models)
16BIT: Enables video recording of stereo sound
on two separate channels. (Equivalent to the
48 kHz mode of previous models)
ZOOM
15X: When set to “15X” while using digital zoom,
the zoom magnification will reset to 15X since
digital zoom will be disengaged.
[60X]*: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By
digitally processing and magnifying images,
zooming is possible from 15X (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 60X digital magnification.
700X*: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By
digitally processing and magnifying images,
zooming is possible from 15X (the optical zoom
limit), to a maximum of 700X digital
magnification.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”. (GR-DF470/450 only)
NAVIGATION
(GR-DF470/450 only)
[MANUAL]: Enables thumbnail images to be
made manually. (墌 pg. 49)
5SEC / 15SEC / 30SEC / 60SEC:
The captured image is stored in the memory
card as a thumbnail image when the recording
time is over the navigation time.
For example, “5SEC” is suitable to record short
scenes with the thumbnail images. (墌 pg. 48)
However, the stored thumbnail images may take
up a lot of memory. In this case, using the
memory card with large capacity is
recommended.
OFF: Disables the function.
● The “
” indicator appears when
“NAVIGATION” is set to other than “MANUAL”
and “OFF”.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Recording Menus
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MANUAL
The “q MANUAL” settings are effective only
when the Power Switch is set to “M”.
[ ] = Factory-preset
DIS
OFF: Disables the function.
[ON
]: To compensate for unstable images
caused by camera-shake, particularly at high
magnification.
NOTES:
● Accurate stabilization may not be possible if hand
shake is excessive, or depending on the shooting
condition.
● The “
” indicator blinks or goes out if the
Stabilizer cannot be used.
● Switch off this mode when recording with the
camcorder on a tripod.
5S
[OFF]: Disables 5-Second Recording.
5S: Enables 5-Second Recording. (墌 pg. 42)
Anim.: Allows you to record a few frames only.
By using an inanimate object and changing its
position between shots, you can record the
subject as though it is moving.
TELE MACRO
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: When the distance to the subject is less
than 1 m (3.3 ft), set “TELE MACRO” to “ON”.
You can shoot a subject as large as possible at a
distance of approx. 60 cm (23-5/8").
NOTE:
Depending on the zoom position, the lens may go out
of focus.
WIDE MODE
[OFF]: Records with no change in the screen
ratio. For playback on a TV with a normal screen
ratio.
CINEMA* : Inserts black bands at the top and
bottom of the screen. The
indicator appears.
During playback on wide-screen TVs, the black
bands at the top and bottom of the screen are
cut and the screen ratio becomes 16:9. When
using this mode, refer to your wide-screen TV’s
instruction manual. During playback/recording
on 4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, black bands
are inserted at the top and bottom of the screen
and the image appears like a letter boxed 16:9
movie.
SQUEEZE* : For playback on TVs with an
aspect ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the
image to fit the screen without distortion. The
indicator appears. When using this mode,
refer to your wide-screen TV’s instruction
manual. During playback/recording on 4:3 TVs/
LCD monitor/viewfinder, the image is elongated
vertically.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”. (GR-DF470/450 only)
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.
SYSTEM
The “s SYSTEM” functions which are set when
the Power Switch is set to “M” are also applied
when the Power Switch is set to “PLAY”.
[ ] = Factory-preset
BEEP
OFF: Even though not heard while shooting,
shutter sound is recorded on the tape.
BEEP: The beep sounds when the power is
turned on or off, and at the beginning and end of
recording. It also activates the shutter sound
effect. (墌 pg. 27, 43)
[MELODY]: Instead of a beep, a melody sounds
when any operation is performed. It also
activates the shutter sound effect.
(墌 pg. 27, 43)
REMOTE
OFF: Disables the remote control operations.
[ON]: Enables the remote control operations.
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● 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 “A” or “M”.
● 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.
● If “DEMO MODE” remains “ON”, some functions
will not be available. After viewing demo, set to
“OFF”.
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.
CAM RESET
EXECUTE: Resets all settings to the factorypreset.
[RETURN]: Does not reset all settings to the
factory-preset.
CAMERA DISPLAY
● The “n” (CAMERA DISPLAY) settings are
effective even when the Power Switch is set to
“A”. However, the menu settings can be changed
only when the Power Switch is set to “M”.
● The “n” (CAMERA DISPLAY) settings except
“BRIGHT” and “AUDIO LEV.” are effective only for
shooting.
[ ] = Factory-preset
39
BRIGHT
墌 pg. 17, “Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display”
ON SCREEN
LCD: Keeps the camcorder’s display (except the
date, time and time code) from appearing on the
connected TV screen.
[LCD/TV]: Makes the camcorder’s display
appear on screen when the camcorder is
connected to a TV.
DATE/TIME
OFF: The date/time does not appear.
[AUTO]: Displays the date/time for approx. 5
seconds when the Power Switch is set from
“OFF” to “A” or “M”.
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. 23, 51)
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)
LANGUAGE
For GR-DF470/450
[ENGLISH] / FRANÇAIS / ESPAÑOL /
PORTUGUÊS /
/
For GR-DF430
[ENGLISH] / FRANÇAIS / ESPAÑOL /
PORTUGUÊS /
The language setting can be changed.
(墌 pg. 16)
AUDIO LEV.
[OFF]: Auxiliary microphone level indicator does
not appear.
ON: Displays auxiliary microphone level
indicator when optional microphone is
connected. (墌 pg. 8)
CLOCK ADJ.
墌 pg. 16, “Date/Time Settings”
ADVANCED FEATURES
DEMO MODE
OFF: Automatic demonstration will not take
place.
[ON]: Demonstrates certain functions such as
Program AE with special effects, etc., and can
be used to confirm how these functions operate.
Demonstration starts in the following cases:
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DSC (GR-DF470/450 only)
[ ] = Factory-preset
QUALITY
[FINE] / STANDARD
The Picture Quality mode can be selected to
best match your needs. Two Picture Quality
modes are available: FINE (
) and
STANDARD (
) (in order of quality).
NOTE:
The number of storable images depends on the
selected picture quality as well as the composition
of the subjects in the images and the type of
memory card being used. (墌 pg. 27)
IMAGE SIZE
640 x 480 / [1024 x 768]
The Image Size mode can be selected to best
match your needs. (墌 pg. 27)
NOTE:
The setting can be changed only when the VIDEO/
MEMORY Switch is set to “MEMORY”.
REC SELECT
[
(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). In this
mode, the “SNAP/SLOW” selection in CAMERA
Menu is also applicable to memory card
recording.
INT.SHOT
[OFF]: Disables the function.
ON: Enables interval shooting. (墌 pg. 28)
INT.TIME
15SEC / 30SEC / [1MIN] / 2MIN / 5MIN / 10MIN /
30MIN / 60MIN
Allows you to select the shooting interval for
interval shooting. (墌 pg. 28)
Playback Menus
VIDEO
[ ] = Factory-preset
SOUND MODE 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.
According to the menu access explanation on
page 36, select “SOUND MODE” or
“NARRATION” from the Menu Screen and set it
to the desired parameter.
SOUND MODE
[STEREO
]: Sound is output on both “L” and
“R” channels in stereo.
SOUND L : Sound from the “L” channel is
output.
SOUND R : Sound from the “R” channel is
output.
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. (墌 pg. 54)
MIX: Original and dubbed sounds are combined
and output in stereo on both “L” and “R”
channels.
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COPY
(GR-DF470/450 only)
[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. 32)
NAVI.DEL.
IMAGE SEL. / TAPE SEL. / ALL / RETURN
墌 pg. 49, “To delete thumbnail images”
BLANK SRCH
墌 pg. 22, “Blank Search”
S/AV INPUT
[OFF]: Disables audio/video signal input from
the AV and S-Video connectors. (墌 pg. 51)
ON: Enables audio/video signal input from the
AV and S-Video connectors. (墌 pg. 51)
NOTE:
When set to “ON”, the S-video input has a priority to
the composite video input.
SYSTEM
Each setting is linked with “s SYSTEM”, which
appears when the Power Switch is set to “M”.
(墌 pg. 36)
● The parameters are the same as in the
description on page 38.
VIDEO DISPLAY
The “n” (VIDEO DISPLAY) settings are
effective only for video playback except
“BRIGHT” and “AUDIO LEV.”.
● The parameters (except “OFF” in ON SCREEN
settings) are the same as in the description
(CAMERA DISPLAY) on page 39.
[ ] = Factory-preset
BRIGHT
墌 pg. 17, “Brightness Adjustment Of The
Display”
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ON SCREEN
OFF / [LCD] / LCD/TV
When set to “OFF”, the camcorder’s display
disappears.
DATE/TIME
[OFF] / AUTO / ON
When set to “AUTO”, the date/time are displayed
in the following cases:
● When playback starts. The camcorder displays
the date/time when scenes are recorded.
● When the date is changed during playback.
TIME CODE
[OFF] / ON
墌 pg. 21, “Time Code”
LANGUAGE
For GR-DF470/450
[ENGLISH] / FRANÇAIS / ESPAÑOL /
PORTUGUÊS /
/
For GR-DF430
[ENGLISH] / FRANÇAIS / ESPAÑOL /
PORTUGUÊS /
The language setting can be changed.
(墌 pg. 16)
AUDIO LEV.
[OFF] / ON
墌 pg. 39, “AUDIO LEV.”
ADVANCED FEATURES
REC MODE
[SP] / LP
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. 51, 52)
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FEATURES FOR RECORDING
LED Light
5-Second Recording
LED Light can be used to
brighten the subject in the dark
place during video recording or
D.S.C. shooting.
Record a vacation or an important event in 5second clips to keep the action moving. This
function is available only for video recording.
1 Press LIGHT repeatedly to
● The “5S” indicator appears.
1 Set “5S” to “5S”. (墌 pg. 38)
change the setting.
LED Light
OFF: Turns off the light.
ON: The light is on always. (
appears.)
AUTO: The light turns on automatically when
dark. (
appears.)
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, the NightAlive function will be activated, and makes it
possible to shoot the subject brighter.
● There is a difference in the brightness of the
images shot between the center area which is
illuminated by the LED Light and the surrounding
areas (which will be darker).
● Since subjects are shot at a reduced shutter
speed when the LED Light setting is “ON”, they
will appear slightly blurred.
Live Slow (GR-DF470/450 only)
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 “SNAP/SLOW” to “SLOW”.
(墌 pg. 36, 37) The Live Slow indicator “
appears.
”
3 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.
2 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
start recording, and after 5 seconds the
camcorder enters Record-Standby mode
automatically.
● Even if you press the Recording Start/Stop Button
again within 5 seconds after recording starts,
Record-Standby mode is not engaged.
3 To exit the 5S mode, select “OFF” in step 1.
To take a snapshot in the 5-second recording
mode
Instead of pressing the Recording Start/Stop
Button in step 2, select the desired Snapshot
mode in CAMERA Menu (墌 pg. 37), then press
SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5second still. When “5S” is set to “Anim.”, this
function is not available.
NOTE:
When “5S” is set to “Anim.”, the 5-Second
Recording mode is not available. Animation
recording of a few frames only is taken instead.
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Snapshot (For Video Recording)
Makes dark subjects or areas even brighter than
they would be under good natural lighting.
Although the recorded image is not grainy, it may
look as if it is strobing due to the slow shutter
speed.
1 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2 Set “r” to “NIGHTALIVE”. (墌 pg. 47) The
Night-Alive indicator “
” appears.
● The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to
provide up to 30 times sensitivity.
● “ ” appears beside “
” while the shutter speed
is being automatically adjusted.
To deactivate Night-Alive
Set “r” to “OFF” so that the Night-Alive
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
43
● During Night-Alive, the following functions or
settings cannot be activated and its indicator
blinks or goes out:
• Some modes of “Program AE With Special
Effects” (墌 pg. 47).
• “GAIN UP” in CAMERA Menu (墌 pg. 37).
• “DIS” in MANUAL Menu (墌 pg. 38).
● During Night-Alive, it may be difficult to bring the
camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a
tripod is recommended.
This feature lets you record still images that look
like photographs onto a tape.
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
(GR-DF470/450 only)
2 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
3 Set “SNAP/SLOW” to the desired mode.
(墌 pg. 36, 37) The Snapshot indicator “
appears.
”
4 Press SNAPSHOT.
● There is the sound effect of a shutter closing.
● The “O” indication appears and a still image
will be recorded for approx. 6 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.
6 seconds, then the normal recording resumes.
● Regardless of the Power Switch position (“A” or
“M”), Snapshot recording takes place using the
selected Snapshot mode.
Motor Drive Mode
Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed in step 4 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 “
/
”. (墌 pg. 40)
ADVANCED FEATURES
Night-Alive
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Manual Focus
Exposure Control
The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers
continuous shooting ability from close-up (as
close as approx. 5 cm (2") to the subject) to
infinity.
However, correct focus may not be obtained
depending on the shooting condition. In this
case, use the manual focus mode.
1 Set the Power Switch to
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.
2 Press FOCUS. The
1 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2 Set “p” to “MANUAL”. (墌 pg. 36)
manual focus indicator
appears.
3 To brighten the image, press >. To darken the
“M”.
● The exposure control indicator appears.
3 Press < or > to focus on
a subject.
● When the focus level
cannot be adjusted any
further or closer, “ ” or “
image, press <. (maximum ±6)
Manual focus
indicator
” will blink.
4 Press SET. Focus adjustment is complete.
To reset to Auto Focus
Press FOCUS twice or set the Power Switch to
“A”.
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, onecolor 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 .
● +3 exposure has the same effect as the backlight
compensation. (墌 pg. 45)
● –3 exposure has the same effect as when “r” is
set to “SPOTLIGHT”. (墌 pg. 48)
4 Press SET. Exposure adjustment is
complete.
To return to automatic exposure control
Select “AUTO” in step 2. Or, set the Power
Switch to “A”.
NOTES:
● You cannot use the manual exposure control at
the same time when “r” is set to “SPOTLIGHT”
or “SNOW” (墌 pg. 47), or with the backlight
compensation.
● If the adjustment does not cause any visible
change in brightness, set “GAIN UP” to “AUTO”.
(墌 pg. 36, 37)
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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 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2 Set “p” to “MANUAL”. (墌 pg. 36)
● The exposure control indicator appears.
3 Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder, then press and hold
SET for over 2 seconds. The exposure control
indicator and the “ ” indication appear.
4 Press SET. The “
“
” indication changes to
” and the iris is locked.
To return to automatic iris control
Select “AUTO” in step 2. Or, set the Power
Switch to “A”.
● The exposure control indicator and “
disappear.
”
To lock the exposure control and the iris
After step 2, adjust the exposure by pressing
or . Then lock the iris in steps 3 and 4. For
automatic locking, select “AUTO” in step 2. The
exposure control and the iris become automatic.
Backlight Compensation
Backlight compensation brightens the subject
quickly.
With simple operation, backlight compensation
feature brightens the dark subject portion by
increasing the exposure.
1 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2 Press BACK LIGHT so that the Backlight
Compensation indicator “
” appears.
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”
NOTE:
Using Backlight Compensation may cause the light
around the subject to become too bright and the
subject to become white.
Spot Exposure Control
Selection of a spot metering area enables more
precise exposure compensation. You can select
one of the three metering areas on the LCD
monitor/viewfinder.
1 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2 Press BACK LIGHT twice so that the Spot
Exposure Control indicator “ ” appears.
● A spot metering area frame appears at the
center of the LCD monitor/viewfinder.
3 Press > or < to select the desired spot
metering area frame.
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 BACK LIGHT once so that the “ ”
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● You cannot use the Spot Exposure Control at the
same time with following functions.
• “SQUEEZE” in “WIDE MODE” (墌 pg. 38)
• “STROBE” in “PROGRAM AE” (墌 pg. 47)
• Digital Zoom (墌 pg. 20)
• Manual Exposure Control
● Depending on the shooting location and condition,
optimum result may not be attained.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Iris Lock
To cancel Backlight Compensation
Press BACK LIGHT twice so that the “
indicator disappears.
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White Balance Adjustment
The white balance refers to the correctness of
color reproduction under various lighting. If the
white balance is correct, all other colors will be
accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted
automatically. However, more advanced
camcorder operators control this function
manually to achieve a more professional color/
tint reproduction.
To change the setting
Set “u” to the desired mode. (墌 pg. 36)
● 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.
(墌 “Manual White Balance Adjustment”)
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
To return to automatic white balance
Set “u” to “AUTO”. (墌 pg. 36)
Or, set the Power Switch to “A”.
Manual White Balance Adjustment
Adjust the white
balance manually when
shooting under various
types of lighting.
1 Set the Power
Switch to “M”.
2 Select “MWB” in
White paper
“u W.BALANCE” menu. (墌 pg. 36)
● The
indication blinks slowly.
3 Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of
the subject. Adjust zoom or position yourself so
that the white paper fills the screen.
4 Press and hold SET until
begins blinking
rapidly.
● When the setting is completed,
normal blinking.
resumes
5 Press SET twice. The Menu Screen closes
and the Manual White Balance indicator
displayed.
NOTES:
is
● In step 3, it may be difficult to focus on the white
paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually.
(墌 pg. 44)
● A subject can be shot under various types of
lighting conditions indoors (natural, fluorescent,
candlelight, etc.). Because the color temperature
is different depending on the light source, the
subject tint will differ depending on the white
balance settings. Use this function for a more
natural result.
● Once you adjust white balance manually, the
setting is retained even if the power is turned off or
the battery removed.
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47
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.
WIPE–DOOR: Wipe in as the two halves of
a black screen open to the left and right,
revealing the scene, or wipe out and the black
screen reappears from left and right to cover the
scene.
1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
WIPE–SCROLL: The scene wipes in from
the bottom to the top of a black screen, or wipes
out from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.
(GR-DF470/450 only)
2 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
3 Set “v” to the desired mode. (墌 pg. 36)
● The WIPE/FADER menu disappears and the
effect is reserved.
● The selected effect indicator appears.
4 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
activate the Fade-in/out or Wipe-in/out.
To deactivate the selected effect
Select “OFF” in step 3. The effect indicator
disappears.
NOTES:
● You can extend the length of a Wipe or Fader by
pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop
Button.
● Some Wipe/Fader Effects cannot be used with
certain modes of Program AE with special effects.
(See the right column.) In this case, the selected
indicator blinks or goes out.
WIPE/FADER
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
FADER–WHITE: Fade in or out with a white
screen.
FADER–BLACK: Fade in or out with a black
screen.
FADER–B.W: Fade in to a color screen
from a black and white screen, or fade out from
color to black and white.
WIPE–SHUTTER: Wipe in from the center
of a black screen toward the top and bottom, or
wipe out from the top and bottom toward the
center leaving a black screen.
Program AE With Special Effects
1 Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2 Set “r” to the desired mode. (墌 pg. 36)
● The PROGRAM AE menu disappears and the
selected effect is activated.
● The selected effect indicator appears.
To deactivate the selected effect
Select “OFF” in step 2. The effect indicator
disappears.
NOTES:
● Program AE with special effects can be changed
during recording or during Record-Standby.
● Some modes of Program AE with special effects
cannot be used during Night-Alive.
● When a subject is too bright or reflective, a vertical
streak may appear (smear phenomenon). Smear
phenomenon tends to occur when “SPORTS” or
any mode of “SHUTTER 1/250 – 1/4000” is
selected.
● Some modes of Program AE with special effects
cannot be used with certain Wipe/Fader effects.
(See the left column.) In this case, the selected
indicator blinks or goes out.
WIPE–CORNER: Wipe in on a black screen
from the upper right to the lower left corner, or
wipe out from lower left to upper right, leaving a
black screen.
WIPE–WINDOW: The scene starts in the
center of a black screen and wipes in toward the
corners, or comes in from the corners, gradually
wiping out to the center.
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Wipe Or Fader Effects
EN
WIPE–SLIDE: Wipe in from right to left, or
wipe out from left to right.
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PROGRAM AE
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset)
NIGHTALIVE: (墌 pg. 43)
SHUTTER 1/60: The shutter speed is fixed
at 1/60th of a second. Black bands that usually
appear when shooting a TV screen become
narrower.
SHUTTER 1/100: The shutter speed is
fixed at 1/100th of a second. The flickering that
occurs when shooting under a fluorescent light
or mercury-vapor lamp is reduced.
SHUTTER 1/250/ SHUTTER 1/500/
SHUTTER 1/1000*/ SHUTTER 1/2000*/
SHUTTER 1/4000*: These settings allow fastmoving images to be captured one frame at a
time, for vivid, stable slow-motion playback by
fixing shutter speed variables. Use these
settings when an automatic adjustment does not
work well, using SPORTS mode. The faster the
shutter speed, the darker the picture becomes.
Use the shutter function under good lighting
conditions.
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. 46) is
automatically set to “ ”, but can be changed to
your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen,
the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus
from approx. 10 m (32 ft) to infinity. From less
than 10 m (32 ft), adjust the focus manually.
SEPIA: Recorded scenes have a brownish
tint like old photos. Combine this with the
Cinema mode for a classic look.
MONOTONE: Like classic black and white
films, your footage is shot in B/W. Used together
with the Cinema mode, it enhances the “classic
film” effect.
CLASSIC FILM*: Gives recorded scenes a
strobe effect.
STROBE*: Your recording looks like a
series of consecutive snapshots.
MIRROR*: Creates a mirror image on the
right half of the screen, juxtaposed to the normal
image on the other half.
* Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”. (GR-DF470/450 only)
Navigation Function (GR-DF470/
450 only)
The Navigation Function helps you check tape
contents by making thumbnail images on a
memory card.
Before continuing
To use Navigation functions, load a cassette and
memory card, then set the VIDEO/MEMORY
Switch to “VIDEO”.
To make thumbnail images during video
recording automatically
1 Set “NAVIGATION” to the desired navigation
storing time. (墌 pg. 36, 37)
● If the “
” indicator appears blinking on the
screen, wait until it stops blinking. If it does not
stop blinking after a while, check if a memory card
is loaded.
2 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M”.
3 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
start recording.
● When the recording time is over the navigation
time set in step 1, “
” appears briefly, then the
image of the point where recording is started is
captured and stored in the memory card as a
thumbnail image.
● If the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed
before “
” stops blinking, the image of the point
where the loaded memory card is recognized is
captured.
4 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
stop recording.
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(墌 pg. 36, 37)
2 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M”.
3 After the recording, press STORE.
● The “
” indicator appears briefly and the
captured image is stored in the memory card as a
thumbnail image.
NOTES:
● The remaining number of storable thumbnail
images also appears on the screen when it
reaches 10 or less. If “REC SELECT” is set to
“
/
” in DSC Menu, the number shows
how many 640 x 480 pixel images can be stored.
● If “5S” is set to “5S” or “Anim.” in MANUAL Menu,
the NAVIGATION function will not work properly.
To find scenes on tape using thumbnail
images (Navigation Search)
1 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
2 Press INDEX during video playback or stop
mode.
3 Press >/</
/ to select
the desired image, and
press SET.
NAV I GA T I ON
DAT E : MAY 2 4 ’ 0 4
TC : 1 3 : 2 3 : 1 5
1
2
4
5
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3 : 2 9 AM
3
1 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
2 Press 4/9 to start video playback.
3 Press STORE at the desired point.
● The “
” indicator appears briefly and the image
of the point where STORE is pressed is stored in
the memory card as a thumbnail image.
To delete thumbnail images
1 Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
2 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears.
3 Press SET to select “t”. The VIDEO Menu
appears.
4 Press
or to select
“NAVI.DEL.”, and press
SET. The Sub Menu
appears.
5 By pressing
V I D EO
SOUND MOD E – ST E REO
NARRAT I ON – OF F
RE C MOD E –
COP Y – OF F
NA V I . DE L .
IMAGE SEL.
BL ANK S RCH TAPE SEL.
S / A V I N PU T ALL
RETURN
or :
RETURN
Select “IMAGE SEL.” to
delete the currently
displayed thumbnail image.
Select “TAPE SEL.” to delete all thumbnail
images for the tape which contains the currently
displayed image.
Select “ALL” to delete all thumbnail images
stored in the memory card at once.
● The “NAVIGATION
SEARCH” indication appears blinking and the
camcorder starts searching the tape for the
relevant point of the selected thumbnail image.
6 Press SET. The
To cancel Navigation search midway
Press 4/9, 3, 5 or 8.
or to select
“EXECUTE”, and press
SET.
NAVIGATION screen
appears.
7 Press
NAV I GA T I ON
DEL ETE CURRENT ?
DEC 2 8 ’ 0 4
3 : 0 0PM
EXECUTE
RETURN
● Press < to display the
previous image. Press > to display the next image.
● To cancel deletion, select “RETURN”.
● Thumbnail images cannot be deleted during video
playback.
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1 Set “NAVIGATION” to “MANUAL”.
● The loaded cassette’s
Navigation thumbnail
image screen appears.
EN
To add thumbnail images during video
playback
To make thumbnail images after video
recording manually
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CAUTION:
Do not remove the memory card or perform any
other operation (such as turning off the camcorder)
during deletion. Also, be sure to use the provided
AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted
if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion. If
the memory card becomes corrupted, initialize it.
NOTES:
● Be sure to always use the same tape and memory
card together as they were during recording;
otherwise, the camcorder cannot recognize Tape
and Memory Card IDs to perform Navigation
Function properly.
● Check if an appropriate tape and memory card
are loaded when the following messages appear:
“UNABLE TO USE NAVIGATION”, “THIS
MEMORY CARD IS NOT COMPATIBLE”.
● If you change the memory card while shooting on
one tape, two memory cards will share the tape’s
thumbnail images. We recommend that you use
one memory card for one tape.
● Navigation Search does not work if the current
position is at a blank portion on the tape. Also, do
not leave a blank portion partway through the tape
when shooting; otherwise, Navigation Function
does not work properly.
● Before shooting newly over a recorded tape, be
sure to delete all thumbnail images of the previous
recording from the relevant memory card.
● If you copy thumbnail images from one memory
card to another via a PC, Navigation Search does
not work with the copied memory card.
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Dubbing To Or From A VCR
Open the cover.
To S connector
To AV connector
AV cable
(provided)
S cable
(optional)
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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)
● To choose whether or not the following displays
appear on the connected TV
• Date/time
Set “DATE/TIME” to “AUTO”, “ON” or “OFF”.
(墌 pg. 36, 41) 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. 36, 41)
• Indications other than date/time and time code
Set “ON SCREEN” to “OFF”, “LCD” or “LCD/
TV”. (墌 pg. 36, 41)
To use this camcorder as a recorder
1 Following the illustrations, connect the
1
2
3
4
TV
camcorder and the VCR’s output connectors.
2 Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP”. (墌 pg. 37)
3 Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”.
4 Set “S/AV INPUT” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 36, 41)
5 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
engage the Record-Pause mode.
● The “ A/V IN ” or “ S IN ” indication appears on
the screen.
A To S-VIDEO IN or OUT*
B Yellow to VIDEO IN or OUT
C Red to AUDIO R IN or OUT
D White to AUDIO L IN or OUT
6 Start playback on the player.
7 At the point you want to start dubbing, press
* Connect when your TV/VCR has an S-VIDEO IN/
OUT connector. In this case, it is not necessary to
connect the yellow video cable.
8 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again
NOTE:
9 Press 8 to return to the normal playback
The S-Video cable is optional. Be sure to use the
YTU94146A S-Video cable. Consult the JVC
Service Center 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 camcorder. The core filter reduces
interference.
To use this camcorder as a player
1 Following the illustrations, connect the
camcorder and the VCR’s input connectors.
2 Start playback on the camcorder. (墌 pg. 22)
3 At the point you want to start dubbing, start
recording on the VCR. (Refer to the VCR’s
instruction manual.)
4 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the VCR,
then stop playback on the camcorder.
the Recording Start/Stop Button to start
dubbing. The
indication rotates.
to stop dubbing. The
rotating.
indication stops
mode.
NOTES:
● After dubbing, set “S/AV INPUT” back to “OFF”.
● Analog signals can be converted to digital signals
with this procedure.
● It is also possible to dub from another camcorder.
ADVANCED FEATURES
VCR
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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.
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.
NOTES:
To DV IN/OUT
Core filter
DV cable (optional)
● 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 DV cable.
To use this camcorder as a recorder
To DV IN/OUT
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.
Video unit equipped with DV connector
3 Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY”.
4 Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP”. (墌 pg. 41)
5 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
engage the Record-Pause mode.
● The “ DV IN ” indication appears on the screen.
6 Start playback on the player.
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.
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NOTES:
● If no image is displayed on the LCD monitor, set
“S/AV INPUT” to “OFF”. (墌 pg. 36, 41)
● Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode
recorded on the original tape, regardless of the
current “SOUND MODE” setting. (墌 pg. 37)
Connection To A Personal Computer
[A] Using USB cable*
[B] Using DV cable
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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.
[A] Using USB cable (GR-DF470/450 only)
It is possible to do the following things:
● Transfer still images stored on a memory card
to a PC.
● Transfer still/moving images recorded on a
tape to a PC.
OR
[B] Using DV cable
To DV IN/OUT
Core filter
USB cable
(provided)*
DV cable
(optional)
Core filter
To USB
connector
PC
To DV connector
PC with DV connector
* GR-DF470/450 only
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 PC
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.
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To USB
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● The system may not work properly depending on
the PC or capture board you are using.
For GR-DF470/450 owners:
“USB” 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
“USB” is displayed on the LCD monitor
since this can result in product damage.
* GR-DF470/450 only
Audio Dubbing
The audio track can be customized only when
recorded in the 12-BIT and SP modes.
(墌 pg. 37)
● Use the provided remote control.
Microphone Connector
Speaker
REW
INSERT
START/
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
STOP
A.DUB
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” and “MIC”
indicators appear.
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. 36, 40)
NOTES:
● Sound is not heard from the speaker during Audio
Dubbing.
● When editing onto a tape that was recorded at
12-BIT, the old and new soundtracks are recorded
separately.
● If you dub onto a blank space on the tape, the
sound may be disrupted. Make sure you only edit
recorded areas.
● If feedback or howling occurs during TV playback,
move the camcorder’s microphone away from the
TV, or turn down the TV’s volume.
● If you change from 12-BIT to 16-BIT in midrecording and then use the tape for Audio
Dubbing, it is not effective from the point where
16-BIT recording began.
● During Audio Dubbing, when the tape moves to
scenes recorded in the LP mode, scenes
recorded in 16-BIT audio or a blank portion, Audio
Dubbing stops.
● Audio dubbing is also possible using an optional
microphone connected to the MIC connector.
● While an optional microphone is connected, the
built-in microphone is disabled.
● To perform Audio Dubbing with a video unit
connected to the camcorder’s AV connector, first
set “S/AV INPUT” to “ON” in VIDEO Menu.
(墌 pg. 36, 41)
The “AUX” indication appears instead of “MIC”.
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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 out points. The original audio remains
unchanged.
● Use the provided remote control.
NOTES:
● Before performing the following steps, make sure
that “TIME CODE” is set to “ON”. (墌 pg. 36, 41)
● 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.
● 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 with special effects (墌 pg. 47) can
be used to spice up the scenes being edited
during Insert Editing.
● During Insert Editing, the date and time
information changes.
● If you perform Insert Editing onto a blank space on
the tape, the audio and video may be disrupted.
Make sure you only edit recorded areas.
● During Insert Editing, when the tape moves to
scenes recorded in the LP mode or a blank
portion, Insert Editing stops. (墌 pg. 59)
ADVANCED FEATURES
4 Press START/STOP to begin editing.
REFERENCES
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If, after following the steps in the chart below, the
problem still exists, please consult your nearest
JVC dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from a
TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
functioning properly. In such cases, first
disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack,
AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few minutes; and
then re-connect it and proceed as usual from
the beginning.
Power
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. 13)
● The battery is dead.
HReplace the dead battery with a fully charged
one. (墌 pg. 13)
Video and D.S.C.* Recording
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.
During recording, the date/ time does not
appear.
● “DATE/TIME” is set to “OFF”.
HSet “DATE/TIME” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 36, 39)
The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications
blink.
● Certain Wipe/Fader effects, certain modes of
Program AE with special effects, “DIS” and other
functions that cannot be used together are
selected at the same time.
HRe-read the sections covering Wipe/Fader
effects, Program AE with special effects and
“DIS”. (墌 pg. 36, 38, 47)
Digital Zoom does not work.
● 15X optical zoom is selected.
HSet “ZOOM” to “60X” or “700X”. (墌 pg. 37)
● The VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to
“MEMORY”.*
HSet the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”.
Video and D.S.C.* Playback
The tape is moving, but there is no picture.
● 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)
Blocks of noise appear during playback, or
there is no playback picture and the screen
becomes blue.
HClean the video heads with an optional cleaning
cassette. (墌 pg. 64)
Advanced features
The focus does not adjust automatically.
● Focus is set to the Manual mode.
HSet Focus to the Auto mode. (墌 pg. 44)
● The lens is dirty or covered with condensation.
HClean the lens and check the focus again.
(墌 pg. 61)
In the 5-Second mode, recording ends
before 5 seconds have elapsed.
● The 5-Second mode is set to “Anim.” in MANUAL
Menu.
HSet “5S” to “5S” in MANUAL Menu.
(墌 pg. 36, 42)
Snapshot mode cannot be used.
● The Squeeze mode (SQUEEZE) is selected.
HDisengage the Squeeze (SQUEEZE) mode.
(墌 pg. 36, 38)
* GR-DF470/450 only
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The color of Snapshot looks strange.
“SET DATE/TIME!” appears.
● 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. 27, 43)
● The date/time is not set.
HSet the date/time. (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.
The image taken using Snapshot is too
dark.
Files stored in the memory card cannot be
deleted. (GR-DF470/450 only)
● Shooting was performed under backlit conditions.
HPress BACK LIGHT. (墌 pg. 45)
● Files stored in the memory card are protected.
HRemove protection from the files stored in the
memory card and delete them. (墌 pg. 32)
● The subject is too bright.
HSet “r” to “SPOTLIGHT”. (墌 pg. 48)
White Balance cannot be activated.
● The Sepia (SEPIA) or Monotone (MONOTONE)
mode is activated.
HDisengage the Sepia (SEPIA) or Monotone
(MONOTONE) mode before setting White
Balance. (墌 pg. 48)
The Black & White Fader does not work.
● The Sepia (SEPIA) or Monotone (MONOTONE)
mode is activated.
HDisengage the Sepia (SEPIA) and Monotone
(MONOTONE). (墌 pg. 48)
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. 36, 37)
Other problems
When the image is printed from the printer,
a black bar appears at the bottom of the
screen.
● This is not a malfunction.
HBy recording with “DIS” activated (墌 pg. 36, 38)
this can be avoided.
When the camcorder is connected via the
DV connector, the camcorder does not
operate.
● The DV cable was plugged/unplugged with power
turned on.
HTurn the camcorder’s power off and on again,
then operate it.
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. 17, 19)
● 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 POWER/CHARGE lamp on the
camcorder does not light during charging.
Coloured bright spots appear all over the
LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
● 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. 62)
● The battery pack is not attached firmly.
HDetach the battery pack once again and re-attach
it firmly. (墌 pg. 13)
● The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made
with high-precision technology. However, black
spots or bright spots of light (red, green or blue)
may appear constantly on the LCD monitor or the
viewfinder. These spots are not recorded on the
tape. This is not due to any defect of the unit.
(Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
The cassette will not load properly.
● The battery’s charge is low.
HInstall a fully charged battery. (墌 pg. 13)
REFERENCES
The image taken using Snapshot is too
bright.
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The memory card cannot be removed from
the camcorder. (GR-DF470/450 only)
HPush in the memory card a few more times.
(墌 pg. 18)
Warning Indications
Displays the battery remaining power.
Picture does not appear on the LCD
monitor.
Remaining power level
● The viewfinder is pulled out and “PRIORITY” is
set to “FINDER”.
HPush the viewfinder back in or set “PRIORITY” to
“LCD”. (墌 pg. 19, 36, 39)
● The LCD monitor’s brightness setting is too dark.
HAdjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
(墌 pg. 17)
HIf the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open
the monitor fully. (墌 pg. 19)
As the battery power comes close to nil, the
battery remaining power indicator blinks.
When the battery power is exhausted, power
turns off automatically.
An error indication (01 – 04 or 06) appears.
Appears when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE” while the Power Switch is set to “A” or
“M” and the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to
“VIDEO”*. (墌 pg. 15)
● A malfunction of some kind has occured. In this
case the camcorder’s functions become
unusable.
H墌 pg. 60.
The remote control does not work.
● “REMOTE” is set to “OFF”.
HSet “REMOTE” to “ON”. (墌 pg. 36, 38)
● 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)
High
Exhausted
Appears when no tape is loaded. (墌 pg. 17)
CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB
USE CLEANING CASSETTE
Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during
recording. Use an optional cleaning cassette.
(墌 pg. 63)
CONDENSATION, OPERATION
PAUSED PLEASE WAIT
Appears if condensation occurs. When this
indication is displayed, wait more than 1 hour
until condensation disappears.
TAPE!
Appears if a tape is not loaded when the
Recording Start/Stop Button or SNAPSHOT
Button is pressed while the Power Switch is set
to “A” or “M” and the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch
is set to “VIDEO”*.
TAPE END
Appears when the tape ends during recording or
playback.
SET DATE/TIME!
● Appears when the date/time is not set.
(墌 pg. 16)
● The built-in clock battery has run out and the
previously set date/time has been erased.
Consult your nearest JVC dealer for
replacement.
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A. DUB ERROR!
Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
blank portion of a tape. (墌 pg. 54)
A. DUB ERROR!
<CANNOT DUB ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CANNOT DUB ON A 16BIT RECORDING>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION
TAB>
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
tape recorded in the LP mode. (墌 pg. 54)
● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a
tape recorded in 16-BIT audio. (墌 pg. 54)
● Appears if A. DUB (D) on the remote control is
pressed when the erase protection tab is set to
“SAVE”. (墌 pg. 54)
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?
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.
COPYING FAILED
● Appears if dubbing of copyguarded signals is
attempted while this camcorder is being used
as a recorder.
● Appears in the following cases when dubbing
from a tape to a memory card*:
• when no memory card is loaded.
• when the memory card’s memory is full.
• when the memory card is not formatted.
• when a write-protected SD Memory Card is
loaded. (墌 pg. 32)
MEMORY CARD!*
Appears if there is no memory card loaded when
you attempt to record on a memory card or
access data on a memory card.
INSERT ERROR!
PLEASE FORMAT*
Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a blank
portion of a tape. (墌 pg. 55)
Appears when there is a problem with a memory
card and its memory is corrupt, or it has not
been initialized. Initialize the memory card.
(墌 pg. 35)
INSERT ERROR!
<CANNOT EDIT ON A BLANK PORTION>
<CANNOT EDIT ON A LP RECORDED
TAPE>
<CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION
TAB>
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a
blank portion of a tape.
● Appears if Insert Editing is attempted on a tape
recorded in the LP mode. (墌 pg. 55)
● Appears if INSERT (I) on the remote control
is pressed when the erase protection tab is set
to “SAVE”. (墌 pg. 55)
MEMORY IS FULL*
Appears when the memory card’s memory is full
and shooting is not possible.
HDV
Appears when pictures recorded in the HDV
format are detected. The pictures in the HDV
format cannot be played back with this
camcorder.
NO IMAGES STORED*
Appears if there are no image files stored in the
memory card when you attempt memory card
playback.
NO E-MAIL CLIP STORED*
Appears if there are no video clip files stored in
the memory card when you attempt memory
card playback.
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.
* GR-DF470/450 only
REFERENCES
LENS CAP
Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if
the lens cap is attached or when it is dark.
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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.
● Appears when you attempt MEMORY
SELECT menu operation with a writeprotected SD Memory Card loaded.
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY
The error indications (01, 02 or 06) show what
type of malfunction has occured. When an error
indication appears, the camcorder turns off
automatically. Remove the power supply
(battery, etc.) and wait a few minutes for the
indication to clear. When it does, you can
resume using the camcorder. If the indication
remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.
UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE
EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE
The error indications (03 or 04) show what type
of malfunction has occured. When an error
indication appears, the camcorder turns off
automatically. Eject the cassette once and reinsert 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.
* GR-DF470/450 only
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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.
NOTES:
REFERENCES
● 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.
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CAUTIONS
AC Adapter
When using the AC Adapter in areas other than
the USA
The provided AC Adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to
240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an
AC wall outlet other than American National
Standard C73 series type use an AC plug adapter,
called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC
dealer.
Plug adapter
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
Terminals
... do not burn.
... do not short-circuit the terminals. When
transporting, make sure the provided battery cap
is attached to the battery. If the battery cap is
misplaced, carry the battery in a plastic bag.
... do not modify or disassemble.
... do not expose the battery to temperatures
exceeding 60°C (140°F), as this may cause the
battery to overheat, explode or catch fire.
... use only specified chargers.
● 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/
50°F), its usage time becomes shorter and it
may cease to function. If this happens, place
the battery pack in your pocket or other warm,
protected place for a short time, then reattach 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 (50°F to 95°F)
Operation: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage: –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
● The lower the temperature, the longer recharging
takes.
● Charging times are for a fully discharged battery
pack.
Cassettes
To properly use and store your cassettes, be
sure to read the following cautions:
● During use
... make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV mark.
... be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes
automatically erases the previously recorded
video and audio signals.
... make sure the cassette is positioned properly
when inserting.
... do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly
without allowing the tape to run at all. This
slackens the tape and can result in damage.
... do not open the front tape cover. This exposes
the tape to fingerprints and dust.
● Store cassettes
... away from heaters or other heat sources.
... out of direct sunlight.
... where they won’t be subject to unnecessary
shock or vibration.
... where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic
fields (such as those generated by motors,
transformers or magnets).
... vertically, in their original cases.
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CAUTIONS
Memory Cards (GR-DF470/450 only)
Main Unit
To properly use and store your memory cards,
be sure to read the following cautions:
● During use
● For safety, DO NOT
● While the memory card is being accessed
(during recording, playback, deletion,
initialization, 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.
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... 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
104°F) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
temperatures.
● DO NOT leave the unit
... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
... in places where humidity is extremely low (below
35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
● 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.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
REFERENCES
... make sure the memory card bears the SD or
MultiMediaCard mark.
... make sure the memory card is positioned
properly when inserting.
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● Dirty heads can cause the following
problems:
How To Handle A CD-ROM (GR-DF470/450
only)
... 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.
● 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.
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.
About moisture condensation
● You have observed that pouring a cold liquid
into a glass will cause drops of water to form on
the glass’ outer surface. This same
phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a
camcorder when it is moved from a cool place
to a warm place, after heating a cold room,
under extremely humid conditions or in a place
directly subjected to the cool air from an air
conditioner.
● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe
damage to the video tape, and can lead to
internal damage to the camcorder itself.
Serious malfunctioning
If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit
immediately and consult your local JVC
dealer.
The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled
device. External noise and interference (from
a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
functioning properly. In such cases, first
disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack,
AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few minutes and
then re-connect it and proceed as usual from
the beginning.
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Changes or modifications not approved by
JVC could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
REFERENCES
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number
: GR-DF470U,
GR-DF450U,
GR-DF430U
Trade Name
: JVC
Responsible party : JVC AMERICAS
CORP.
Address
: 1700 Valley Road
Wayne, N. J. 07470
Telephone Number : 973-317–5000
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camcorder
For General
Power supply
DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter)
DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack)
Power consumption
Approx. 3.2 W (3.5 W*) (LCD monitor off, viewfinder
on)
Approx. 4.2 W (4.5 W*) (LCD monitor on, viewfinder
off)
* Using LED Light
Dimensions (W x H x D)
75 mm x 74 mm x 111 mm (3" x 2-15/16" x 4-3/8")
(with the LCD monitor closed and the viewfinder
pushed back in)
Weight
Approx. 400 g (0.89 lbs) (without battery, cassette,
memory card and lens cap)
Approx. 480 g (1.06 lbs) (incl. battery, cassette,
memory card and lens cap)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity
35% to 80%
Storage temperature
–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Pickup
1/6" CCD
Lens
F 1.2, f = 2.6 mm to 39 mm, 15:1 power zoom lens
Filter diameter
ø30.5 mm
LCD monitor
2.5" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active
matrix system
Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder with 0.16" color LCD
Speaker
Monaural
LED Light
Effective distance: 1.5 m (5 ft)
For Digital Video Camera
Format
DV format (SD mode)
Signal format
NTSC standard
Recording/Playback format
Video: Digital component recording
Audio: PCM digital recording, 32 kHz 4-channel
(12-BIT), 48 kHz 2-channel (16-BIT)
Cassette
Mini DV cassette
Tape speed
SP: 18.8 mm/s, LP: 12.5 mm/s
Maximum recording time (using 80 min.
cassette)
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
For Digital Still Camera (GR-DF470/450
only)
Storage media
SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard
Compression system
JPEG (compatible)
File size
Still image:
2 modes (1024 x 768 pixels/640 x 480 pixels)
Moving image:
1 mode (160 x 120 pixels)
Picture quality
2 modes (FINE/STANDARD)
Approximate number of storable images
墌 pg. 27
For Connectors
S
S-Video input:
Y: 0.8 V to 1.2 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
C: 0.2 V to 0.4 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
S-Video output:
Y: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
C: 0.29 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
AV
Video input: 0.8 V to 1.2 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
Video output: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, analog
Audio input: 300 mV (rms), 50 kΩ, analog, stereo
Audio output: 300 mV (rms), 1 kΩ, analog, stereo
Microphone input
ø3.5 mm, stereo
DV
Input/output: 4-pin, IEEE1394 compliant
USB (GR-DF470/450 only)
Mini USB-B type, USB 1.1/2.0* compliant
* Supports at the maximum of Full-Speed (12 Mbps)
when using USB Mass Storage Class driver.
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.
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TERMS
EN
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A
P
AC Adapter .................................................... 15
Animation ....................................................... 38
Audio Dubbing ............................................... 54
Picture Quality ............................................... 40
Playback Sound ............................................. 40
Playback Special Effects ............................... 26
Power-Linked Operation ................................ 15
Program AE With Special Effects .................. 47
Backlight Compensation ................................ 45
Battery Pack ...................................... 13, 15, 62
Beep .............................................................. 38
Blank Search ................................................. 22
C
Changing The Menu Settings ................ 36 – 41
Charging The Battery Pack ............................ 13
Connection To A Personal Computer ............ 53
Connections To A TV Or VCR ....................... 23
D
Q
Quick Review ................................................. 21
R
Recording Capacity
Memory Card .................................... 27, 31
Tape ........................................................ 19
Recording Media Selection ............................ 40
Remote Control .............................................. 24
Resetting The File Name ............................... 32
Data Battery ................................................... 14
Date/Time Settings ........................................ 16
Deleting Files ................................................. 33
Demonstration Mode ..................................... 39
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) .................... 38
DPOF Setting
(Digital Print Order Format) ............... 34, 35
Dubbing ............................................. 32, 51, 52
S
E
T
E-Mail Clip Recording .................................... 31
Exposure Control ........................................... 44
Tape Speed (REC MODE) ...................... 37, 41
Telephoto Setting ........................................... 38
Time Code ............................................... 21, 39
Tripod Mounting ............................................. 17
Troubleshooting ............................................. 56
I
Image Size ..................................................... 40
Initializing A Memory Card ............................. 35
Insert Editing .................................................. 55
Iris Lock ......................................................... 45
L
LCD Monitor and Viewfinder .................... 16, 19
LED Light ....................................................... 42
Live Slow ....................................................... 42
Loading A Cassette ....................................... 17
Loading A Memory Card ................................ 18
M
Manual Focus ................................................ 44
Memory Card ........................................... 18, 63
Motor Drive Mode .......................................... 43
N
Navigation ................................................ 37, 48
Night-Alive ..................................................... 43
Self Recording ............................................... 20
Slow-Motion Playback ................................... 25
Snapshot Mode .............................................. 37
Sound Mode ............................................ 37, 40
Speaker Volume ............................................ 22
Specifications ................................................. 66
Spot Exposure Control ................................... 45
W
Warning Indications ....................................... 58
White Balance ................................................ 46
Wide Mode ..................................................... 38
Wipe Or Fader Effects ................................... 47
Z
Zooming ............................................. 20, 26, 37
5-Second Recording ...................................... 42
TERMS
B
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GR-DF470
GR-DF450
GR-DF430
© 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited
US
Printed in Malaysia
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