Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for Digital Video Camera: http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/cyber/ For Accessories: http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/accessory/ The camcorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual are of the GR-DF570. The D.S.C (Digital Still Camera) features are available on GR-DF570 and GR-DF470. INSTRUCTIONS...
( Biphonic Recording/Playback* Put on the Mic for Biphonic (connected to the camcorder) to your ears like in-the-ear type headphones during shooting, and activate Biphonic feature during playback. No special audio systems are not required and any...
Continue using the camcorder or AC Adapter under these conditions could lead to fire or electric shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not attempt to repair the malfunction yourself. To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside.
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.
(Before you purchase optional shoe accessories, make sure the items are pg. 21) 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 pg. 22) your unit.)
During Both Video And D.S.C.* Recording 1 5 x W BRIGHT Operation Mode ( pg. 15) : Gain Up Mode ( pg. 38) LED Light Indicator* pg. 43) White Balance Indicator ( : Spot Exposure Control Indicator pg. 46) : Backlight Compensation Indicator pg.
100-0013 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 pg.
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.
How To Use The Audio Extension Cable 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. ( Buckle Stereo...
Slide the battery pack to the right until it locks in place b. Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder. Connect the Power Cord to the AC Adapter. (AP-V14E/A only) Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to indicate charging has started.
* Provided NOTES: 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. 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.
GETTING STARTED Language Settings The language on the display can be changed. pg. 37, 40, 42) Set the Power Switch to “M” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD monitor fully. ( Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears. Press to select “n”, and press SET.
Then tighten the screw clockwise. Some tripods are not equipped with studs. Loading/Unloading A Cassette The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a cassette. MENU OPEN/EJECT Erase protection tab <...
( 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 recognise whether or not the card is installed.
To start recording, press the Recording Start/ Stop Button. “T REC” appears on the display while recording is in progress. To stop recording, press the Recording Start/ Stop Button again. The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. * GR-DF570/470 only Approximate recording time...
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”. ( Journalistic Shooting In some situations,...
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...
* 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.
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-DF570/470 only...
Playback Using The Remote Control 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. pg. 26)
VIDEO PLAYBACK The following buttons are available when the camcorder’s Power Switch is set to “A” or “M”. Zoom (T/W) Buttons Zoom in/out ( pg. 20, 27) (Also available with the Power Switch set to “PLAY”) START/STOP Button Functions the same as the Recording Start/ Stop Button on the camcorder.
Playback Zoom Magnifies the recorded image up to 47X at any time during video playback and D.S.C. playback (GR-DF570/470 only). 1) Press PLAY (U) to start video playback. Or perform normal playback of images. 2) At the point you want to zoom in, press the Zoom Button (T).
D.S.C. RECORDING (GR-DF570/470 only) Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot) You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still Camera for taking snapshots. Still images are stored in the memory card. NOTE: Before continuing, perform the procedures listed below: Power ( pg. 13)
Interval Shooting During Interval Shooting mode, the camcorder continues to take snapshots automatically with an interval of your desired setting. Set “INT.SHOT” to “ON”. ( “INTERVAL” and “ ” appear. Set “INT.TIME” to the desired shooting interval. ( pg. 37, 41) Set the Power Switch to “A”...
To start playback, press 4/9. 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.
Index Playback Of Files You can view several different files stored in the memory card at a time. This browsing capability makes it easy to locate a particular file you want. For Index Playback of image files, perform steps 1 – 5 in “Normal Playback Of Images” pg.
Press E-MAIL to end E-Mail Clip Recording. 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.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C. (GR-DF570/470 only) Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory Card Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a memory card. Load a cassette. ( pg. 17) Load a memory card. ( pg.
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.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C. (GR-DF570/470 only) 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...
To cancel initialisation, select “RETURN”. CAUTION: Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during initialisation. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during initialisation. If the memory card becomes corrupted, initialise it.
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. pg. 38 – 42) VIDEO/ MEMORY* MENU For Video and D.S.C.* Recording Menus: Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO” or “MEMORY”*.
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.
” indicator blinks or goes out if the Stabiliser cannot be used. Switch off this mode when recording with the camcorder on a tripod. [OFF]: Disables 5-Second Recording. 5S: Enables 5-Second Recording. ( Anim.: Allows you to record a few frames only.
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.
) and [ ] = 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.
[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. ( pg. 52, 53) COPY...
Instead of pressing the Recording Start/Stop Button in step 2, select the desired Snapshot mode in CAMERA Menu ( SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5- second still. When “5S” is set to “Anim.”, this function is not available. NOTE: When “5S”...
• “GAIN UP” in CAMERA Menu ( • “DIS” in MANUAL Menu ( During Night-Alive, it may be difficult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a tripod is recommended. Snapshot (For Video Recording) This feature lets you record still images that look like photographs onto a tape.
Manual Focus The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up (as close as approx. 5 cm to the subject) to infinity. However, correct focus may not be obtained depending on the shooting condition. In this case, use the manual focus mode.
FEATURES FOR RECORDING Iris Lock 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.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically. However, more advanced camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional colour/ tint reproduction. To change the setting Set “u” to the desired mode. ( The selected mode indicator except “AUTO”...
FEATURES FOR RECORDING Wipe Or Fader Effects These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Use them to spice up the transition from one scene to the next. Wipe or Fader works when video recording is started or stopped. Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to “VIDEO”. (GR-DF570/470 only) Set the Power Switch to “M”.
“ ”, but can be changed to your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m to infinity. From less than 10 m, adjust the focus manually. FEATURES FOR RECORDING SEPIA: Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like old photos.
SET. The “NAVIGATION SEARCH” indication appears blinking and the camcorder starts searching the tape for the relevant point of the selected thumbnail image. To cancel Navigation search midway Press 4/9, 3, 5 or 8. To add thumbnail images during video playback Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”.
CAUTION: Do not remove the memory card or perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during deletion. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion. If the memory card becomes corrupted, initialise it.
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.
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.
PC or capture board you are using. For GR-DF570/470 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”...
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. Press START/STOP to begin editing. Confirm the insert at the time code you checked in step 1.
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;...
HSet the date/time. ( The built-in clock battery has run out and the previously set date/time has been erased. HConsult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement. pg. 28, 44) Files stored in the memory card cannot be deleted. (GR-DF570/470 only) Files stored in the memory card are protected.
SET DATE/TIME! Appears when the date/time is not set. 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. * GR-DF570/470 only TROUBLESHOOTING Exhausted pg. 17)
COPYING FAILED pg. 55) 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*: •...
(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 occurred.
If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then re- attach it to the camcorder. NOTES: It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after Terminals charging, or after use.
LCD Monitor To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO ... 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.
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.
Camcorder For General Power supply DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) Power consumption For GR-DF570: Approx. 3.7 W (4 W*) (LCD monitor off, viewfinder on) Approx. 4.7 W (5 W*) (LCD monitor on, viewfinder off) For GR-DF470/430: Approx.
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CD-ROM to run this software. Do not attempt to modify this software. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void user’s authority to operate the equipment. How to handle a CD-ROM Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface (opposite to the printed surface).
XP Service Pack floppy disk adapter CU-VFSD50 to load the files in the memory card to the hard disk on your PC. (Refer to “JVC Accessories” on our world web site at: http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/ english/accessory/) Microsoft registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Windows Me/2000/XP: Since there is no need to install this driver, the item is not displayed. Simply connect the camcorder to the PC with a USB cable, and you can read and write memory cards in the camcorder. ® Windows...
Following steps are the example of CyberLink DVD Solution on ® Windows [Choose Setup Language] screen appears. Select the desired language and click [OK]. Then, [CyberLink DVD Solution Setup] screen appears. Click [Next]. [License Agreement] screen appears. Click [Yes]. [Customer Information] screen appears.
Updating [Device Manager] ® (Windows 98SE only) If the camcorder is connected to the PC with the USB cable before installing [USB Mass Storage Class driver], the installation might not be performed properly. In this case, follow the procedure described...
If PowerDirector 3 does not recognize the camcorder, exit PowerDirector 3 once, then start it again. If you connect the camcorder to the PC through a USB hub, compatibility issues between the hub and the PC may result in instability in the operation of the PC. If this happens, connect the camcorder directly to the PC, not through the hub.
Memory Card (Windows Install [USB Mass Storage Class driver]. (Windows pg. 5) Make sure that there is a memory card in the camcorder. Set the camcorder’s VIDEO/ MEMORY Switch to “MEMORY”. Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.
LCD monitor. If you are using a brand new memory card, you need to initialize the memory card with the camcorder first. You may not be able to copy files from the memory card to the PC without doing so.
Disconnecting the USB Cable ® (Windows Before loading or unloading memory cards or turning off the PC, first disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. When using Windows Confirm that “ currently displayed on the LCD monitor of the camcorder.
® When using Windows 2000/Me/XP Confirm that “ currently displayed on the LCD monitor of the camcorder. If “ ” is currently displayed, wait until it disappears before proceeding. Double- click the [Safely Remove Hardware] or [Unplug or Eject Hardware] icon in the status bar.
VIDEO/MEMORY (DSC) mode on the camcorder causes malfunctions of the PC. ● If you connect the camcorder to the PC through a USB hub, compatibility issues between the hub and the PC may result in instability in the operation of the PC. If this happens, connect the camcorder directly to the PC, not through the hub.
LCD monitor. If you are using a brand new memory card, you need to initialize the memory card with the camcorder first. You may not be able to copy files from the memory card to the PC without doing so.
Disconnecting the USB cable (Macintosh) Before loading or unloading memory cards or turning off the PC, first disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. Drop the memory card icon on the desktop into the [Trash] icon. If the confirmation message appears, click [OK].
CREATE the DVD or VCD with PowerProducer 2 Gold PLAYBACK the DVD or VCD DVD Player SHOOT Camcorder TRANSFER via the USB cable CREATE picture album with Digital Photo Navigator 1.0 Use of PowerProducer 2 Gold alone is enough for creating a DVD or VCD with ease.