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Detailed User Guide
GZ-R315
GZ-R310
C5B5_R315_EU_EN

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   Summary of Contents for JVC GZ-R315

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    CAMCORDER Detailed User Guide GZ-R315 GZ-R310 C5B5_R315_EU_EN...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Protecting Files ..............59 Table of Contents Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File .................. 59 Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files ....60 Getting Started Capturing a Still Image in the Video During Playback .... 61 Verifying the Accessories ............3 Capturing a Required Part in the Video (TRIMMING) ....

  • Page 3: Getting Started

    Getting Started Verifying the Accessories If any of the items are missing or defective, consult your JVC dealer or the nearest JVC service center. Illustration Description AC Adapter AC-V10E UIA312-0520 Charges this unit. Attach the charging adapter cable to the tip of the cord.

  • Page 4: Turning On This Unit

    Stop using the unit underwater if there are damages to the cover, etc. and consult your JVC dealer or the nearest JVC service center. Do not apply excessive force when opening/closing the terminal cover.

  • Page 5: Charging

    (when the provided AC adapter is used) When the recording time becomes extremely short even when the battery is fully charged, the battery needs to be replaced. For details on replacing the built-in battery (subject to a fee), consult the nearest JVC service center. Caution : There are certain specifications for a USB rechargeable device.

  • Page 6: Quad Proof

    Stop using the unit underwater if there are damages to the cover, etc. STD-810F Method; Note: Temperatures and consult your JVC dealer or the nearest service center. 516.5 between −10°C and Use within a water depth of 5 m and a duration of 30 minutes.

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    Getting Started Maintenance after Use Other Precautions After using underwater or in dusty places, rinse the camera with water Do not leave the camera under low temperature in cold climates or under immediately and dry it completely. high temperature above 40 °C (such as under direct sunlight, inside a vehicle in the hot sun, or near a heater).

  • Page 8: Grip Adjustment

    Getting Started Grip Adjustment Attaching the Core Filter Attach a core filter to the AV cable that is connected to this unit. The core filter reduces interference when this unit is connected to other devices. A Open the pad B Adjust the length of the belt C Close the pad Caution : Be sure to fasten the grip belt properly.

  • Page 9: Inserting An Sd Card

    Getting Started Inserting an SD Card Removing the Card Push the SD card inward once, then pull it out straight. Insert a commercially available SD card before recording. “Types of Usable SD Card” (A p. 9) “Approximate Video Recording Time” (A p. 46) Open the terminal cover.

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    Getting Started Memo : When your computer cannot recognize the SDXC card Using SD cards (including SDHC/SDXC cards) other than those specified Confirm and update the OS of your computer. above may result in recording failure or data loss. This unit is not guaranteed to operate with all SD cards. Some SD cards Windows Make sure that the operating system version is SP1 or may not work due to specification changes, etc.

  • Page 11: Using The Touch Screen

    Getting Started Using the Touch Screen Locking the Screen (when Shooting Underwater) Lock the screen before using this unit underwater to prevent operation errors The LCD monitor of this unit is a touch panel which enables operations by on the touch screen. touching the screen.

  • Page 12: Adjusting The Touch Panel

    Getting Started Adjusting the Touch Panel Tap “OK”. Adjusts the response position of the buttons on the touch screen. Tap “MENU”. Setting ends and returns to the menu screen. Caution : Do not tap areas other than the “+” mark during touch screen adjustment Tap “SETUP”.

  • Page 13: Names Of Buttons And Functions On The Lcd Monitor

    Getting Started Names of Buttons and Functions on the LCD Monitor Playback Screen (Video) The following screens are displayed during the A video and B still image modes, and operate as touch screens. Recording Screen (Video/Still Image) When this unit is not operated, the operation buttons on the LCD monitor disappear automatically.

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    Getting Started Playback Screen (Still Image) Index Screen (Thumbnail Display) Display When this unit is not operated, the operation buttons on the LCD monitor A/B (Video/Still Image) Mode Button disappear automatically. Tap on the screen to display the operation Switches between A video and B still image modes. buttons again.

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    Getting Started Menu screen (recording mode) Menu screen (playback mode) SILENT Button SILENT Button “Using the Silent Mode” (A p. 23) “Using the Silent Mode” (A p. 23) INFO. Button INFO. Button (Displayed only after playback) “Checking the Remaining Recording Time” (A p. 45) “Checking the Recording Date and Other Information”...

  • Page 16: Clock Setting

    Getting Started Clock Setting Resetting the Clock Set the clock with “DATE & TIME” from the menu. The “SET DATE/TIME!” screen appears when you turn on this unit for the Tap “MENU”. first time after purchase, when it has not been used for a long time, or when the clock is not set yet.

  • Page 17: Changing The Display Language

    Getting Started Changing the Display Language Select the region where you live and tap “SAVE”. The language on the display can be changed. Tap “MENU”. Time difference between the selected city and the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is displayed. Tap 0 or 1 to select the city name. Tap “SETUP”.

  • Page 18: Holding This Unit

    Getting Started Holding this Unit Tripod Mounting When holding this unit, keep your elbows close to your sides to prevent This unit can be mounted on a tripod (or monopod). This is useful for camera shake. preventing camera shake and recording from the fixed position. To prevent this unit from falling off, check the tripod mounting screw holes and positioning holes on the unit carefully before mounting, and turn the screws until they are fastened firmly.

  • Page 19: Using This Unit Overseas

    Getting Started Using this Unit Overseas Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling Change the date and time display to the local time by selecting your travel The shape of the power outlet varies according to countries and regions. destination in “AREA SETTING”...

  • Page 20: Setting Daylight Saving Time

    Getting Started Setting Daylight Saving Time Optional Accessories When “ON” is selected in “DST SETTING” of “DATE & TIME”, the time is set 1 hour ahead. Product Name Description Tap “MENU”. HDMI Mini Cable Allows viewing in high picture quality when VX-HD310 connected to a TV.

  • Page 21: Recording

    Recording Taking Videos in Auto Mode Indications for Video Recording You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the P Intelligent Auto mode. Settings such as exposure and focus will be adjusted automatically to suit the shooting conditions. In case of specific shooting scenes such as person etc., its icon is displayed on the screen.

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    Recording Scenes of Intelligent Auto Operation Buttons for Video Recording Display Icon Description Captures one’s skin beautifully. Allows people to be captured naturally. Record a group of people with the most suitable settings. Records while focusing on a near object. Focuses at a far distance and captures a sharp image with vivid colors.

  • Page 23: Operating Procedure

    - Once deleted, recorded contents (data), including data loss due to malfunctions in this unit, cannot be restored. Please be forewarned. - JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. - In order for quality improvement, defective recording medium is subject to be analyzed.

  • Page 24: Capturing Still Images During Video Recording

    Recording Capturing Still Images During Video Recording Taking Still Images in Auto Mode Still images can be captured by tapping the A button while in the video mode You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the P (standby or recording).

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    Recording Scenes of Intelligent Auto Indications During Still Image Recording Display Icon Description Captures one’s skin beautifully. Allows people to be captured naturally. Record a group of people with the most suitable settings. Records while focusing on a near object. Focuses at a far distance and captures a sharp image with vivid colors.

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    Recording Operation Buttons for Still Image Recording Using the Silent Mode When the Silent mode is used, the LCD monitor darkens and operation sounds will not be output. Use this mode to record quietly in dark places such as during a performance. T appears when “SILENT MODE”...

  • Page 27: Zooming

    Recording Zooming The angle of view can be adjusted using zoom. Use the W end (wide angle end) to shoot a wider field of view. Use the T end (telephoto end) to magnify the subject for shooting. The following zoom options are available: - Optical zoom (1 - 40x) - Dynamic zoom (41 - 60x) - Digital zoom (41 - 200x)

  • Page 28: Manual Recording

    Recording Manual Recording Tap “RECORD SETTING”. You can adjust settings, such as brightness, by using the manual mode. Manual recording can be set for both video and still image modes. Open the LCD monitor. Tap the item to set manually. Set the recording mode to either A video or B still image.

  • Page 29: Adjusting Focus Manually (focus)

    Recording Adjusting Focus Manually (FOCUS) Tap “MANUAL”. Set this when the focus is not clear in Intelligent Auto or when manual focusing is desired. Select the Manual recording mode. Adjust the focus. If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, tap P on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen.

  • Page 30: Adjusting Brightness

    Recording Adjusting Brightness Tap “MANUAL”. You can adjust the brightness to your preferred level. Select the Manual recording mode. Adjust the brightness value. If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, tap P on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen. Tap H to switch the recording mode to Manual.

  • Page 31: Setting Backlight Compensation

    Recording Setting Backlight Compensation Tap “ON” or “ADVANCE”. You can correct the image when the subject appears too dark due to backlight. Select the Manual recording mode. “ADVANCE” is designed to perform more effective backlight compensation. Choose this when the backlight compensation is not adjusted appropriately by “ON”.

  • Page 32: Setting White Balance

    Recording Setting White Balance Select the white balance setting. You can set the color tone to suit the light source. Select the Manual recording mode. You can either tap the icon, or select the item using the “0” “1” button and tap “SET”.

  • Page 33: Taking Close-up Shots (tele Macro)

    Recording Taking Close-up Shots (TELE MACRO) Tap “TELE MACRO”. You can take close-up shots of an object using the tele macro function. *The image is only an impression. If the icon is not displayed on the screen, tap 1 to scroll the screen. Select the Manual recording mode.

  • Page 34: Shooting Under Water

    Recording Shooting under Water Locking the Screen Tap “MENU”. Perform the following settings to shoot underwater. Setting the White Balance to Underwater Mode Corrects the color when shooting underwater to record more natural images. Select from the following two settings depending on the color of the water at the shooting location.

  • Page 35: Recording With Effects

    Recording To cancel “SCREEN LOCK” Recording with Effects Tap the L button. You can add and record various effects to videos or still images. Once setting is done, you can easily record images that are suitable for each image. Type of Effect Description of Effect GRAINY Captures film-like monochrome images by...

  • Page 36: Recording Images Like An Old Black And White Photo (grainy Monochrome)

    Recording Recording Images Like an Old Black and White Photo Tap “GRAINY MONOCHROME”. (GRAINY MONOCHROME) Captures film-like monochrome images by increasing the contrast of mid- level brightness and emphasizing the rough grainy feel on the image. Open the LCD monitor. Tap L to exit the menu.

  • Page 37: Recording Food Images (food)

    Recording Recording Food Images (FOOD) Tap “FOOD”. Captures food images such that the food looks appetizing even under fluorescent lighting in homes by changing the colors to warm-colors and deepening the colors. Open the LCD monitor. Tap L to exit the menu. Tap J to return to the previous screen.

  • Page 38: Recording Images Of A Baby (baby)

    Recording Recording Images of a Baby (BABY) Tap “BABY”. Captures a soft and gentle image by lightening the skin tone while retaining the reddish hue, enhancing the skin beautifying effect as well as smoothing the appearance of the skin. Open the LCD monitor. Tap L to exit the menu.

  • Page 39: Capturing Subjects Clearly (touch Priority Ae/af)

    Recording Capturing Subjects Clearly (TOUCH PRIORITY Tap the desired setting. AE/AF) “TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF” is a function that adjusts focus and brightness based on a tapped position. This function is available for both videos and still images. Open the LCD monitor. Focus and brightness will be adjusted automatically based on the tapped position (face/color/area).

  • Page 40: Reducing Camera Shake

    Recording Memo : Reducing Camera Shake When “TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF” is set, “FOCUS” will be set to “AUTO” automatically. When the image stabilizer is set, camera shake during video recording can Tap the selected position (face/color/area) again to cancel the setting. be effectively reduced.

  • Page 41: Recording At Intervals (time-lapse Recording)

    Recording Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE Setting Details RECORDING) Deactivates image stabilizer. b OFF This function enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a long Reduces camera shake under normal a ON period to be shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a certain shooting conditions.

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    Recording Time-Lapse Setting Tap to select a recording interval (1 to 80 seconds). The greater the number of seconds, the longer the recording interval. Setting Details Deactivates the function. 1SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 1-second intervals. Recorded videos will be played back at 30 times speed.

  • Page 43: Taking Group Shots (self-timer)

    Recording Taking Group Shots (Self-timer) Tap “SELF-TIMER”. The 10-second self-timer is a convenient function for taking group photos. The 2-second self-timer is useful for preventing camera shake caused by pressing the shutter button. Memo : This function is available in still image recording mode. When shooting a photo using the self-timer function, use of a tripod is recommended.

  • Page 44: Recording Videos With Date And Time

    Recording Recording Videos with Date and Time Select the type of clock with 0 or 1, and tap “SET”. You can record videos together with the date and time. Set this when you want to save the file with date and time display. (The date and time cannot be deleted after recording.) Open the LCD monitor.

  • Page 45: Checking The Remaining Recording Time

    Recording Checking the Remaining Recording Time Display the remaining battery power and the remaining recording time. Memo : The remaining battery power and the remaining recording time are estimates. The remaining recording time is displayed only during video mode. The remaining recording time is displayed for the recording media that is currently selected.

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    Recording time may differ depending on the shooting environment and usage. When the recording time becomes extremely short even when the battery is fully charged, the battery needs to be replaced. For details on replacing the built-in battery (subject to a fee), consult the nearest JVC service center.

  • Page 47: Playback

    Please be forewarned. Start playback from “PLAYBACK OTHER FILE” in the - JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. “PLAYBACK SETTING” menu. - In order for quality improvement, defective recording medium is subject to be analyzed.

  • Page 48: Normal Playback

    Playback Normal Playback Operation Buttons for Video Playback Plays back the recorded videos. During Index Screen Display Open the LCD monitor. Display Description A Video/Still Image Switches between video and still image Mode modes. Check if the recording mode is A. If the mode is B still image, tap B on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen.

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    Playback During Video Playback Display Description J Display Button Switches the display between full (m) and simple (n) with every tap of the button. Simple display: Some displays disappear automatically when the screen is not operated. Full display: Displays everything. The display button changes from n to m.

  • Page 50: Checking The Recording Date And Other Information

    Playback Checking the Recording Date and Other Information Tap C. You can see the recording information of the recorded videos. Open the LCD monitor. Tap L to exit the menu. You can display the recording date and duration of the selected file. Tap A or B to select the video or still image mode.

  • Page 51: Digest Playback

    Playback DIGEST PLAYBACK Tap to select a date for Digest Playback. You can play back a digest of recorded videos (Digest Playback). This is useful for checking the content of videos quickly. Open the LCD monitor. After selecting a date, tap “NEXT”. When “ALL”...

  • Page 52: Playback Other File

    Playback PLAYBACK OTHER FILE Tap on the file to start playback. The management information of a video may be damaged if recording is not performed correctly, such as turning off the power in the middle of recording. You can perform the following operations to play back the videos with defective management information.

  • Page 53: Playing Back Still Images

    Playback Playing Back Still Images Operation Buttons for Still Image Playback You can select and play back the recorded still images from an index screen During Index Screen Display (thumbnail display). Open the LCD monitor. Still images that are recorded continuously in high-speed or medium- speed will be grouped together.

  • Page 54: Slideshow Playback

    Playback During Still Image Playback Slideshow Playback Still images can be played back in a slideshow. Tap I during still image playback to start the slideshow. When this unit is not operated, the operation buttons on the touch screen disappear automatically. Tap on the screen to display the operation “Operation Buttons for Still Image Playback”...

  • Page 55: Connecting To And Viewing On Tv

    Playback Connecting to and Viewing on TV Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector If you are using an HDTV, you can play back in HD quality by connecting to You can connect this unit to a TV for playback. The image quality on TV the HDMI mini connector.

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    Playback Memo : Operating in Conjunction with TV via HDMI Change the settings in “HDMI OUTPUT” according to the connection. Connecting this unit to an HDMI-CEC enabled TV using the HDMI mini cable “ HDMI OUTPUT ” (A p. 90) allows linked operations with the TV to be performed.

  • Page 57: Connecting Via The Av Connector

    Wiring specifications (for video/audio) of the 4-pole mini plug are described in the following. Connect to a TV. To purchase, consult your nearest JVC service center. When using the provided AV cable, attach the core filter provided with this Connect the adapter cable and AC adapter to this unit.

  • Page 58: Editing

    Editing Deleting Unwanted Files Deleting Selected Files Deletes the selected files. Delete unwanted videos and still images when the space in the recording Caution : media is running out. Deleted files cannot be restored. Doing so frees up more space in the recording media. “Deleting the Currently Displayed File”...

  • Page 59: Protecting Files

    Editing Protecting Files Tap “SET”. Prevent important videos/still images from being deleted accidently by protecting them. “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 59) “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 60) Caution : When the recording media is formatted, even the protected files will be deleted.

  • Page 60: Protecting/releasing Protection Of Selected Files

    Editing Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files Tap on the files to protect or release protection of. Protects or releases protection of the selected files. Open the LCD monitor. P appears on the selected files. To remove P from a file, tap on the file again. I and P are displayed on the files that are already protected.

  • Page 61: Capturing A Still Image In The Video During Playback

    Editing Capturing a Still Image in the Video During Tap the A button. Playback You can capture still images of the scenes you like in the recorded videos. Open the LCD monitor. Memo : Still images are captured with a size of 1920×1080. Captured still images are stored in the media where the video is being played back from.

  • Page 62: Capturing A Required Part In The Video (trimming)

    Editing Capturing a Required Part in the Video Tap the video to edit. (TRIMMING) Select the required part of a video and save it as a new video file. The original video remains in its existing location. Open the LCD monitor. Tap e to pause playback at the desired start point, then tap “A”.

  • Page 63: Copying

    Copying Dubbing Files to a Disc by Connecting to a Blu-ray Recorder You can dub videos in the high definition quality by connecting an AVCHD- compliant Blu-ray recorder to this unit via a USB cable. For details on creating the disc, refer to the instruction manual of your Blu-ray recorder. This operation cannot be completed if the remaining battery power is not enough.

  • Page 64: Copying To Windows Pc

    To create DVD-Video discs using the provided software, it is necessary to install the additional software (software for creating DVD-Video). For details, refer to the Pixela homepage. http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Backing up of files using other softwares is not supported. Trouble with Using the Provided Software Everio MediaBrowser 4 Consult the customer service center below.

  • Page 65

    Copying Click “Properties” on the bottom bar to display. If a “Computer” icon is shown on desktop, right-click the icon and select “Properties” in the menu to display your computer information. Windows Vista/Windows 7 Click the start button. Right-click Computer. Click “Properties”.

  • Page 66

    Copying Check the items with the table below. Windows 8/Windows 8.1 Windows Vista/Windows 7 Windows 8 64-bit Windows Vista 32/64-bit Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro Home Basic or Home Premium (Pre-installed versions, desktop mode only) (Pre-installed versions only) Service Pack 2 Windows8.1 64-bit Windows 7 32/64-bit Windows8.1 or Windows8.1 Pro...

  • Page 67: Installing The Provided Software (built-in)

    Copying Installing the Provided Software (Built-in) Perform the following operations on your computer. You can display the recorded images in calendar format and perform editing A Display “Apps”. using the provided software. (For Windows 8) Click the “Search” charm. (For Windows 8.1) Click F. This operation cannot be completed if the remaining battery power is not enough.

  • Page 68

    Copying Tap “PLAYBACK ON PC”. Click “Finish”. “Everio Software Setup” appears on the computer. Operations are to be performed on the computer after the screen Click “Quit”. switches. Perform the following operations on your computer. A Click “Open folder to view files” on the auto play dialog box, and then double-click “install.exe”.

  • Page 69: Backing Up All Files

    Other Countries in Europe (English):+44-1489-564-764 Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090 Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Delete unwanted videos before making backup. It takes time to back up many videos. “Deleting Unwanted Files” (A p. 58) Disconnect the USB cable to return to the recording or playback screen.

  • Page 70: Organizing Files

    Copying Disconnecting this Unit from Computer Organizing Files After backing up your files, organize them by adding labels such as “Family Trip” or “Athletic Meet”. This is useful not only for creating discs, but for viewing the files too. Double-click on the Everio MediaBrowser 4 icon. The provided software starts up.

  • Page 71: Recording Videos To Discs

    Select the files to copy to disc in order. (English):+44-1489-564-764 Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090 Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Click “Settings” to select the disc type. Click “Select all” to select all the displayed files. After selecting, click “Next”. Set the title of the top menu of the disc.

  • Page 72

    * To create DVD-Video discs using the provided software, it is necessary to install the additional software (software for creating DVD-Video). For details, refer to the Pixela homepage. http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Use commercially-available software to create a Blu-ray disc. Use Everio MediaBrowser 4 Player to play back an AVCHD disc. Refer to the help file of the provided Everio MediaBrowser 4 software to operate.

  • Page 73: Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software

    Copying Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software (Windows 8) Right-click “Computer” in the “Windows System Tool” menu to select Copy the files to a computer using the following method. the checkbox, and then click the “JVCCAM_SD” icon. This operation cannot be completed if the remaining battery power is not (Windows 7/Windows Vista) enough.

  • Page 74: List Of Files And Folders

    Copying List of Files and Folders Folders and files are created in the SD card as shown below. They are created only when necessary. Caution : When the camera and PC are connected by an USB cable, recorded media are read-only.

  • Page 75: Copying To Mac Computer

    Copying Copying to Mac Computer Load image file to iPhoto. iPhoto launches automatically and videos recorded in the camera are Copy the files to a Mac computer using the following method. displayed. Load the necessary images. Caution : Images on the built-in memory and SD card are displayed separately. Switch between JVCCAM_MEM (built-in memory) and JVCCAM-SD This operation cannot be completed if the remaining battery power is not (SD card) displayed under “Devices”...

  • Page 76: Settings Menu

    Settings Menu Operating the Menu Operating the Top Menu You can configure various settings using the menu. The following menu is available on this unit. Tap “MENU”. TOP MENU: Menu that contains all the items specific to the video recording, still image recording, video playback, and still image playback modes respectively.

  • Page 77: Record Setting Menu (video)

    Settings Menu RECORD SETTING Menu (video) FOCUS Focus can be adjusted manually. “Adjusting Focus Manually (FOCUS)” (A p. 29) *Displayed only in the manual recording mode. BRIGHTNESS ADJUST Adjusts the overall brightness of the screen. “Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 30) *Displayed only in the manual recording mode.

  • Page 78

    Settings Menu WIND CUT Reduces the noise caused by wind. Setting Details Deactivates the function. Activates the function. AUTO Activate the function automatically. TIME-LAPSE RECORDING This function enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a long period to be shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a certain interval. This is useful for making observations such as the opening of a flower bud.

  • Page 79

    Enables recording with 1 - 40x optical zoom and 41 - 80x digital zoom. (GZ-R310) 120x DIGITAL (GZ-R315) Enables recording with 1 - 40x optical zoom and 41 - 120x digital zoom. (GZ-R315) 100x DIGITAL (GZ-R310) Enables recording with 1 - 40x optical zoom and 41 - 100x digital zoom. (GZ-R310) 200x DIGITAL (GZ-R315) Enables recording with 1 - 40x optical zoom and 41 - 200x digital zoom.

  • Page 80

    Settings Menu MIC LEVEL Make the adjustments such that “MIC LEVEL” does not turn red. Setting Details Hides display of microphone input level. Shows display of microphone input level. MIC LEVEL SETTING Sets the microphone level. Make the adjustments such that “MIC LEVEL” does not turn red. Setting Details Increases the microphone input level.

  • Page 81: Record Setting Menu (still Image)

    Settings Menu RECORD SETTING Menu (still image) FOCUS Focus can be adjusted manually. “Adjusting Focus Manually (FOCUS)” (A p. 29) *Displayed only in the manual recording mode. BRIGHTNESS ADJUST Adjusts the overall brightness of the screen. “Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 30) *Displayed only in the manual recording mode.

  • Page 82

    Settings Menu RECORDING EFFECT You can add and record various effects to the images. Once setting is done, you can easily record images that are suitable for each image. GRAINY MONOCHROME You can record images with a grainy black and white photo feel. “Recording Images Like an Old Black and White Photo (GRAINY MONOCHROME)”...

  • Page 83: Playback Setting Menu (video)

    Settings Menu PLAYBACK SETTING Menu (video) DISPLAY DATE/TIME Sets whether to display the recording date and time during video playback. Setting Details Does not display the date and time during playback. Displays the date and time during playback. DIGEST PLAYBACK Plays back a digest of the recorded videos.

  • Page 84: Edit Menu (video)

    Settings Menu EDIT Menu (video) PROTECT/CANCEL Protects files from being deleted accidently. “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 59) “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 60) TRIMMING Select the required part of a video and save it as a new video file. The original video remains in its existing location.

  • Page 85: Playback Setting Menu (still Image)

    Settings Menu PLAYBACK SETTING Menu (still image) SLIDE SHOW EFFECTS Sets the transition effects in slideshow playback. Setting Details SLIDE Switches the screen by sliding in from right to left. BLINDS Switches the screen by dividing into vertical strips. CHECKERBOARD Switches the screen by changing through a checkered pattern.

  • Page 86: Edit Menu (still Image)

    Settings Menu EDIT Menu (still image) PROTECT/CANCEL Protects files from being deleted accidently. “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 59) “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 60)

  • Page 87: Setup (video/still Image)

    Settings Menu SETUP (video/still image) Mobile User Guide Displays the QR code to access the Mobile User Guide. The portal site appears when the QR code has been read correctly. Select the model name of your camera to display its Mobile User Guide. Memo : To read the QR code, a relevant application is required.

  • Page 88

    Settings Menu MONITOR BRIGHTNESS Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor. Setting Details AUTO Sets the brightness automatically to “4” when using outdoors and to “3” when using indoors. Brightens the backlight of the monitor regardless of the surrounding conditions. Sets to the standard brightness.

  • Page 89

    Returns all the settings to their default values. FIRMWARE UPDATE Updates the functions of this unit to the latest version. For details, refer to the JVC homepage. (When no program to update the software of this unit is available, nothing will be provided on the homepage.) http://www3.jvckenwood.com/english/support/index.html OPEN SOURCE LICENSES (recording only) Displays the open source software licenses that are used in this unit.

  • Page 90: Connection Settings (video/still Image)

    Settings Menu CONNECTION SETTINGS (video/still image) DISPLAY ON TV Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen. Setting Details Does not display icons and date/time on TV. Displays icons and date/time on TV. VIDEO OUTPUT Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV. Setting Details Select this when connecting to a conventional TV (4:3).

  • Page 91: Usb Connection Menu

    Settings Menu USB CONNECTION MENU This menu appears when this unit is connected to a computer using an USB cable. PLAYBACK ON PC Displays videos recorded by this unit by using the Everio MediaBrowser 4. “Installing the Provided Software (Built-in)” (A p. 67) Saves videos recorded by this unit on your computer without using the provided software.

  • Page 92: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Right Side Bottom Side A Speaker A Cover Lock B Grip Belt B Tripod Mounting Hole Pass your hand through the grip belt to hold this unit firmly. “Tripod Mounting” (A p. 18) “Grip Adjustment” (A p. 8)

  • Page 93

    Names of Parts Top/Left/Rear Side Inside Terminal Cover A SD Card Slot Insert an optional SD card. A Lens B Reset Button The lens is protected by a protective glass cover. If the lens is dirty, use a commercially available lens blower to remove C HDMI mini connector any dust, and a commercially available cleaning cloth to wipe off any Connects to TV using an HDMI mini cable.

  • Page 94: Lcd Monitor

    Names of Parts LCD Monitor A LCD Monitor Turns the power on/off by opening and closing. Enables self-portraits to be taken by rotating the monitor. “Using the Touch Screen” (A p. 11) “Names of Buttons and Functions on the LCD Monitor” (A p. 13) Caution : Do not press against the surface with force or subject it to strong impact.

  • Page 95: Indications On The Lcd Monitor

    Indications on the LCD monitor Common Recording Indications Video Recording A Video Mode A TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF Switches between video and still image modes. “Capturing Subjects Clearly (TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF)” (A p. 39) B Video Quality B Backlight Compensation “ VIDEO QUALITY ” (A p. 79) “Setting Backlight Compensation”...

  • Page 96: Still Image Recording

    Indications on the LCD monitor Still Image Recording Video Playback A Video Mode Switches between video and still image modes. A Still Image Mode B Video Quality Switches between video and still image modes. “ VIDEO QUALITY ” (A p. 79) B Image Size C Operation Indicator “...

  • Page 97: Still Image Playback

    Indications on the LCD monitor Still Image Playback A Still Image Mode Switches between video and still image modes. B Folder Number C File Number D Date/Time Displays the recording date and time. E Recording media F Battery Indicator “Checking the Remaining Recording Time” (A p. 45) G SILENT MODE “Using the Silent Mode”...

  • Page 98: Troubleshooting

    -10°C to 0°C, this will cause the remaining recording time to shorten. When the recording time becomes extremely short even when the battery is fully charged, the battery needs to be replaced. For details on replacing the built-in battery (subject to a fee), consult the nearest JVC service center.

  • Page 99: Power Supply

    Troubleshooting Power supply Recording Unable to turn on the power. Recording cannot be performed. The camera does not turn on if the remaining battery power is low. Check the A / B button. In this case, charge the battery for more than 40 minutes before turning on “Top/Left/Rear Side”...

  • Page 100: Sd Card

    Troubleshooting SD Card Playback Cannot insert the SD card. Sound or video is interrupted. Make sure not to insert the SD card in the wrong direction. Sometimes playback is interrupted at the connecting section between two “Inserting an SD Card” (A p. 9) scenes.

  • Page 101: Editing/copying

    Troubleshooting Editing/Copying Computer Unable to delete file. Unable to copy files to the computer’s HDD. Files (videos/still images) that are protected cannot be deleted. Release If the provided software Everio MediaBrowser 4 is not installed, some protection before deleting the file. functions may not work properly.

  • Page 102: Screen/image

    Troubleshooting Screen/Image Other Problems The LCD monitor is difficult to see. The buttons on the touch screen do not work. The LCD monitor may be difficult to see if used in bright areas such as under Tap the buttons on the touch screen with your fingers. direct sunlight.

  • Page 103: Error Message

    Reset button to reset this unit. “Resetting this Unit” (A p. 98) “Resetting this Unit” (A p. 5) If these operations won’t solve the problem, contact your JVC dealer or the FORMAT ERROR! JVC service center. Reset this unit.

  • Page 104

    Troubleshooting THIS FILE IS PROTECTED Switch off the “PROTECT/CANCEL” function in the “EDIT” menu. “Protecting Files” (A p. 59) CHECK CARD'S WRITE PROTECTION SWITCH Set the write protect switch of the SD card to off. INSUFFICIENT AVAILABLE SPACE Delete files, or move files to a computer or other devices. Replace the SD card with a new one.

  • Page 105: Maintenance

    Maintenance Perform regular maintenance of this unit to enable it to be used for a long time. Caution : Be sure to detach the AC adapter and power plug before performing any maintenance. Camcorder Wipe this unit with a dry, soft cloth to remove any dirt. When it is extremely dirty, soak the cloth in a solution of neutral detergent, wipe the body with it, and then use a clean cloth to remove the detergent.

  • Page 106: Specifications

    Zoom (during video Optical zoom: Up to 40x recording) Dynamic zoom: Up to 60x Digital zoom: Up to 100x (GZ-R310) Digital zoom: Up to 200x (GZ-R315) Zoom (during still Optical zoom: Up to 40x image recording) LCD monitor 3.0” Wide, 230,000 dots, color LCD...

  • Page 107: Still Image

    Specifications Still Image AC Adapter (AC-V10E) Item Details Item Details Recording format JPEG standard Power supply AC 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz Extension .JPG Output DC 5.2 V, 1 A Image Size (16:9 aspect ratio) Allowable operating 0°C to 40°C (Recording pixel 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels (2M)

  • Page 108: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks AVCHD and AVCHD logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and HDMI logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

This manual also for:

Gz-r310, Gz-r320, Gz-f125, Gz-r450

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