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DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
GR-D340E/EK
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/
INSTRUCTIONS
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing this digital
video camera. Before use, please
read the safety information and
precautions contained in the pages
2 – 5 and 11 to ensure safe use of
this product.
PLAYBACK
REFERENCES
To deactivate the demonstration,
set "DEMO MODE" to "OFF".
(
pg. 23, 25)
LYT1507-001A
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Summary of Contents

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    DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA GR-D340E/EK 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/ INSTRUCTIONS Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the pages 2 –...

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    So, for important recordings, we recommend using SP mode. For safety and reliability. It is recommended only genuine JVC batteries and accessories are used in this camcorder. This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery.

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    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.

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    Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national legislation. (Business users) If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page www.jvc-europe.com to obtain information about the take-back of the product. [Other Countries outside the European Union]...

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    SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.

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    ( Auto Button You can change the recording mode between manual setting to the standard mode setting of the camcorder by pressing the AUTO button. ( pg. 14) Backlight Compensation Simply pressing the BACKLIGHT button pg.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    GETTING STARTED Index ... 8 Provided Accessories ... 11 Power... 12 Operation Mode ... 14 Auto/Manual Mode ... 14 Power-Linked Operation... 15 Language Settings... 15 Date/Time Settings ... 15 Grip Adjustment ... 15 Viewfinder Adjustment ... 16 Brightness Adjustment Of The Display ... 16 Tripod Mounting...

  • Page 8: Getting Started, Index

    GETTING STARTED Index...

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    Controls Rewind Button [ pg. 21) Left Button [ ] ( pg. 15) Quick Review Button [QUICK REVIEW] pg. 20) Set Button [SET] ( pg. 15) Data Battery Button [DATA] ( Stop Button [8] ( pg. 21) Backlight Compensation Button [BACKLIGHT] ( pg.

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    White Balance Indicator ( Effect Mode Indicator ( Program AE Mode Indicator ( SOUND 12BIT/16BIT: Sound Mode Indicator pg. 24) (Appears for approx. 5 seconds after turning on the camcorder). Battery Remaining Power Indicator pg. 38) Approximate Zoom Ratio ( Zoom Indicator ( pg.

  • Page 11: Provided Accessories

    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...

  • Page 12: Power

    Slide down the battery pack until it locks in place b. Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder. Connect the Power Cord to the AC Adapter. (AP-V14E only) Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to indicate charging has started.

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    BN-VF733U Approx. 5 hr. 40 min. * Provided NOTES: It is recommended that only genuine JVC batteries are used in this camcorder. 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.

  • Page 14: Operation Mode, Auto/manual Mode

    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.

  • Page 15: Power-linked Operation, Language Settings, Date/time Settings, Grip Adjustment

    Power-Linked Operation When the Power Switch is set to “REC”, 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.

  • Page 16: Viewfinder Adjustment, Brightness Adjustment Of The Display, Tripod Mounting

    SET or Press MENU. The Menu screen closes. 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.

  • Page 17: Loading/unloading A Cassette

    Loading/Unloading A Cassette The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a cassette. Cassette holder cover PUSH OPEN/EJECT Cassette holder Make sure the window side is facing out. Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow, then pull the cassette holder cover open until it locks.

  • Page 18: Video Recording, Basic Recording, Tape Remaining Time, Lcd Monitor And Viewfinder

    5 minutes and no operation is performed “T PAUSE” indicator may not appear) 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.

  • Page 19: Zooming, Journalistic Shooting, Time Code

    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,...

  • Page 20: Quick Review, Recording From The Middle Of A Tape

    VIDEO RECORDING NOTES: The time code cannot be reset. During fast-forwarding and rewinding, the time code indication does not move smoothly. The time code is displayed only when “TIME CODE” is set to “ON”. ( pg. 25) Quick Review Enables to check the end of the last recording. 1) Press QUICK REVIEW during the Recording-Standby mode.

  • Page 21: Video Playback, Normal Playback, Still Playback, Shuttle Search, Blank Search, Playback Snapshot

    TV. pg. 22) 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”.

  • Page 22: Connections To A Tv Or Vcr

    * Not required for watching still images only. NOTE: The S-Video cable is optional. Be sure to use the YTU94146A S-Video cable. Consult the JVC Service Centre described on the sheet included in the package for details on its availability. Make sure to connect the end with a core filter to the camera.

  • Page 23: Menus For Detailed Adjustment, Changing The Menu Settings

    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. 23 – 26) MENU For Video Recording Menus: Set the Power Switch to “REC” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.

  • Page 24: Recording Menus

    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.

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    TV. 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 ( DEMO MODE OFF: Automatic demonstration will not take place.

  • Page 26: Playback Menus

    Playback Menus [ ] = 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.

  • Page 27: Features For Recording, Wide Mode, Night-scope, Snapshot (record Still Image On Tape)

    Wide Mode This camcorder allows you to choose the type of image output format for recording. [ ] = Factory-preset Set the Power Switch to “REC” Press 16:9 button repeatedly to choose your selection. 16:9 [4:3]: Records with no change in the screen ratio.

  • Page 28: Manual Focus, Exposure Control

    FEATURES FOR RECORDING 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.

  • Page 29: Iris Lock, Backlight Compensation, Spot Exposure Control

    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. 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...

  • Page 30: White Balance Adjustment, Manual White Balance Adjustment

    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 “W.BALANCE” in FUNCTION Menu pg.

  • Page 31: Wipe Or Fader Effects, Program Ae, Effects And Shutter Effects

    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 Power Switch to “REC”. Set the recording mode to “M”...

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    White Balance ( automatically set to “ ”, but can be changed to your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m to infinity. From less than 10 m, adjust the focus manually. SHUTTER OFF: Disables the function.

  • Page 33: Editing, Dubbing To A Vcr

    * Not required for watching still images only. NOTE: The S-Video cable is optional. Be sure to use the YTU94146A S-Video cable. Consult the JVC Service Centre described on the sheet included in the package for details on its availability. Make sure to connect the end with a core filter to the camera.

  • Page 34: Dubbing To A Video Unit Equipped With A Dv Connector (digital Dubbing)

    4. If To DV OUT this occurs, turn off the power and make connections again. When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV204U DV cable. pg. 14) pg. 21)

  • Page 35: Connection To A Personal Computer

    14) 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 XP, you can use (4 or 6 pins) on the PC.

  • Page 36: Advanced Features, Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING 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.

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    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. 27) When the image is printed from the printer, a black bar appears at the bottom of the screen.

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    Appears when the date/time is not set. pg. 15) The built-in clock battery has run out and the previously set date/time has been erased. Consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement. LENS CAP Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the lens cap is attached or when it is dark.

  • Page 39: User Maintenance

    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. USER MAINTENANCE...

  • Page 40: Cautions

    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.

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    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.

  • Page 42: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Camcorder For General Power supply DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) Power consumption Approx. 3.0 W (LCD monitor off, viewfinder on) Approx. 3.4 W (LCD monitor on, viewfinder off) Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Page 43: Terms

    AC Adapter ... 14 Auto/Manual Mode ... 14 Backlight Compensation ... 29 Battery Pack ... 12, 14, 40 Blank Search ... 21 Changing The Menu Settings ... 23 Charging The Battery Pack ... 12 Connection To A Personal Computer ... 35 Connections To A TV Or VCR ...

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    Printed in Malaysia EX/EK 1105MAR-PR-VM © 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...

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