DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA GR-DVL120 Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web and answer our Consumer Survey (in English only): http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/index-e.html For Accessories: http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/accessory/ INSTRUCTIONS CONTENTS AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION GETTING STARTED RECORDING & PLAYBACK 14 – 22 RECORDING ... 15 – 18 PLAYBACK ...
However, live recording and LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. Use the JVC BN-V408U/V416U/V428U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter. (An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or more on both sides, on top and at the rear). Do not block the ventilation holes.
The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user. When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and use the provided shoulder strap. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
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.
LCD monitor or viewfinder. How To Attach The Lens Cap To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in the illustration. NOTE: To confirm the lens cap is on correctly make sure the cap is flush to the camera.
Adapter to the camcorder Battery pack The CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to indicate charging has started. lit, charging is finished. Unplug the AC Adapter from the AC outlet. Disconnect the AC Adapter from the camcorder.
VU-V856 KIT : BN-V856U battery pack & AA-V80U AC Power Adapter/Charger Read the kit's instruction manual before using. Also, by using the optional JVC VC-VBN856U DC Cord, it will be possible to connect BN-V840U or BN-V856U battery packs to the camcorder and supply power directly to the camcorder.
Strap . Confirm the strap is not twisted. Tripod Mounting When attaching the camcorder to a tripod, extend its legs to stabilize the camcorder. It is not advised to use small sized tripods. This may cause damage to the unit by falling over.
Set the Power Switch to “ ” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. The power lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on. Press the MENU/BRIGHT wheel in to access the Menu Screen. Rotate the MENU/BRIGHT wheel to select “...
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.
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.
Shooting while using the viewfinder: Close the LCD monitor. • The power lamp lights and the camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE” is displayed. Press the Recording Start/Stop Button. “ appears while recording is in progress.
Self- Recording 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 Power lamp When the Power Switch is set to “ appears. When set to “...
Zoom in (T: Telephoto) 1x W 1 x W 2 x W Zoom out (W: Wide angle) Zoom display 1 x W Digital zoom zone 16X (optical) zoom zone Approximate zoom ratio Power Zoom Lever Zooming FEATURE: PURPOSE: To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instanta- neous change in image magnification.
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”...
Speaker NOTES: If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power is supplied from a battery, the camcorder shuts off automatically. To turn on again, set the Power Switch to “OFF”, then to “PLAY”. The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD monitor, viewfinder or on a connected TV ( You can also view the playback picture on the LCD monitor with it flipped over and pushed against the camera body.
Connections These are some basic types of connections. When making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV instruction manuals. A. Connection to a TV or VCR equipped with an S-VIDEO IN and A/V input connectors Connector cover* To S-VIDEO * When connecting the cables, open this cover.
( 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.
... press 5. NOTES: In step 3, if the current position is at a blank portion the camcorder searches in the reverse direction, and if the current position is at a recorded portion the camcorder searches in the forward direction.
ADVANCED FEATURES FOR RECORDING ... 24 – 31 USING MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT ... 32 – 37 DUBBING ... 38 – 39 USING THE OPTIIONAL REMOTE CONTROL UNIT ... 40 – 44 SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ... 45 ADVANCED FEATURES CONTENTS Night-Alive ... 24 Program AE With Special Effects ...
• “GAIN UP” in the CAMERA Menu ( • “DIS” in the MANUAL Menu ( During Night-Alive, it may be difficult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of manual focus and/or a tripod is recommended. MENU/BRIGHT Wheel...
When using “SLOW”, the image takes on a strobe- like effect. When using “SLOW”, it may be difficult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of manual focus and/or a tripod is recommended. , but CLASSIC FILM...
IMPORTANT Some Fade/Wipe Effects cannot be used with certain modes of Program AE with special effects ( 25). If an unusable Fade/Wipe Effect is selected, its indicator blinks or goes out. MENU/BRIGHT Wheel Power Switch Lock Button Recording Start/Stop Button FOR RECORDING Fade/Wipe Effects These effects let you make pro-style scene...
Fader And Wipe Menu Menu FADER — WHITE FADER — BLACK FADER — B.W WIPE — CORNER WIPE — WINDOW WIPE — SLIDE WIPE — DOOR WIPE — SCROLL WIPE — SHUTTER Effect Fade in or out with a white screen. Fade in or out with a black screen.
Rotate the MENU/BRIGHT wheel to select the RETURN” and press it twice. The Menu Screen SNAPSHOT RECORDING Press SNAPSHOT. “PHOTO” appears while the for approx. 6 seconds, then the camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. for approx. 6 seconds, then the normal recording resumes.
FEATURE: PURPOSE: The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up (as close as approx. 5 cm (2") to the subject) to infinity. However, correct focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below (in these cases use manual focusing): •...
Exposure Control Manual exposure adjustment is recommended in the following situations: • When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright. • When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing. •...
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. Set the Power Switch to “...
D I SPL Normal Screen USING MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT For Recording Menu This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more detailed camcorder settings ( Set the Power Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch.
• When shooting scenes with movement in various directions. • When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds. Switch off this mode when recording with the camcorder on a tripod. The “ ” indicator blinks or goes out if the Stabilizer cannot be used.
Menu Screen Explanations (cont.) TELE MACRO WIDE MODE CINEMA SQUEEZE WIND BEEP BEEP MELODY : Factory-preset NOTES: The “ MANUAL” settings are effective only when the Power Switch is set to “ “ SYSTEM” functions which are set when the Power Switch is set to “ is set to “PLAY”...
The date/time is always displayed. TIME Time code is not displayed. CODE Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV. Frame numbers are not displayed during recording. CLOCK ADJ. Allows you to set the current date and time (...
Playback Sound During tape playback, the camcorder detects the sound mode in which the recording was made, and plays the sound back. Select the type of sound to accompany your playback picture. According to the menu access explanation on pg. 36, select “SOUND MODE” or “12BIT MODE” from the Menu Screen and set it to the desired parameter.
Menu Screen ( 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.
DV connector [To Use This Camcorder As A Recorder] 1. Set this camcorder’s Power Switch to “PLAY” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. 2. Set “REC MODE” to “SP” or “LP” in the Menu Screen ( 3.
Remote sensor USING THE OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL UNIT 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.
PAUSE Button PLAY Button Infrared beam Transmits the beam signal. transmitting window START/STOP Button Functions the same as the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder. VISS Button* ZOOM (T/W) Buttons Zoom in/out ( VCR CTL Button* A.DUB Button STOP Button INSERT Button &...
1) Press PLAY (4) to find the scene of interest. 2) Press the Zoom Buttons (T/W) on the remote control. Make sure the remote control is pointed at the camcorder's remote sensor. Pressing T zooms in. To end zoom, press and hold W until magnification returns to normal.
Make sure you only edit recorded areas. If feedback or howling occurs during TV playback, move the camcorder’s microphone away from the TV, or turn down the TV’s volume. If you change from 12-bit to 16-bit in mid-recording and then use the tape for Audio Dubbing, it is not effective from the point where 16-bit recording began.
PAUSE (6). Press and hold INSERT (w) on the remote control, then press PAUSE (6). “6w” 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.
DV connector-equipped capture board. When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV cable depending on the type of DV connector (4 or 6 pins) on the PC, or use the DV cable provided with the capture board.
Be sure to use it only in well-ventilated areas. The following operation stops charging: • Set the Power Switch to “PLAY”, “ • Disconnect the AC adapter from the camcorder. • Unplug the AC adapter from the AC outlet. • Detach the battery from the camcorder.
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;...
SYMPTOM The color of Snapshot looks strange. The image taken using Snapshot is too dark. The image taken using Snapshot is too bright. Digital Zoom does not work. The Black & White Fader does not work. Even when Slow Shutter is not selected, the image looks like it is activated.
LCD monitor become dark. Consult your nearest JVC dealer. • The light used to illuminate the LCD monitor causes it to become hot. • This may occur when the surface or the edge of the LCD monitor is pressed.
SYMPTOM Colored bright spots appear all over the LCD monitor or the viewfinder. During recording, sound cannot be heard. Play, Rewind and Fast- Forward functions do not work. The LCD monitor image is distorted. Images on the LCD monitor are jittery. Blocks of noise appear during playback, or there is no playback picture and the...
If the indication remains even though you repeat the above two or three times, please consult your nearest JVC dealer. Do not eject the cassette. This will cause damage to the tape. • Eject the cassette once and re- insert it, then check if the indication clears.
USER MAINTENANCE After Use Turn off the camcorder. 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. Remove the cassette. Press “PUSH HERE” to close the cassette holder.
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.
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.
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.
U.S.A. and Canada Other countries Output Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice. Camcorder General : DC 11.0 V (Using AC Adapter) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) : Approx.
Appears when the date/time is not set. Appears when the built-in clock battery runs out and the previously set date/time is erased. Consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement. Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the lens cap is attached.