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  • Page 1 IR COLOR CAMERA INSTRUCTIONS TK-C8301RU (For USA and Canada) TK-C8301RE (For Europe) For Customer Use of TK-C8301RU : Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the body. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. TK-C8301RU Serial No.
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Introduction Safety Precautions FOR USA These are general IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS and certain items may not apply to all appliances. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 1. Read all of these instructions. 2. Save these instructions for later use. All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • Page 3 Introduction 8. Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation, and to insure reliable operation of the appliance and to protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
  • Page 4 Introduction Safety Precautions (Continued) Unplug this appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. b. If liquid has been spilled into the appliance. c.
  • Page 5 Introduction FOR USA AND CANADA The lightning flash wish 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 age" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 6 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. CAUTION CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT APPROVED BY JVC KENWOOD Corporation COULD VOID USER'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is...
  • Page 7 No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Dear Customer This apparatusis in conformance with the valid European directives and standards regarding electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety. European representative of JVC KENWOOD Corporation is: JVC Technical Services Europe GmbH Postfach 10 05 04 61145 Friedberg Germany...
  • Page 8 (Business users) If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page to obtain information about the take-back of the product. [Other Countries outside the European Union] If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in accordance with applicable national legislation or other rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 9 Rating label is pasted on of the camera unit. JVC KENWOOD Corporation is not liable for any compensation if you drop the camera due to insecure mounting by not following the installation description. Pay careful attention during installation.
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Introduction Safety Precautions ................2 Contents ..................10 Features ..................11 Operating Precautions ..............12 Name of Parts .................. 15 Connection/Installation Connection ..................17 Mounting the Camera ..............20 Setting/Adjustment Switch Settings ................22 Adjusting Image ................23 Checking after Operation ..............
  • Page 11: Features

    Thank you for purchasing this product. Before use, please read this “INSTRUCTIONS” and the information materials included to ensure proper use of this product. The instructions in this manual for TK-C8301RU and TK-C8301RE. Features Wide dynamic range (WIDE-D) function DAY/NIGHT surveillance with auto IR cut filter on/off (Color/Black and...
  • Page 12: Operating Precautions

    Introduction Operating Precautions Storage and Location of Use Do not install the camera in the following places. - In a place exposed to rain or moisture. - In a place with vapor or oil, for example in a kitchen. - When the ambient temperature rises above or falls below the acceptable range (from -10 f to 50 f) - In a place at which corrosive gases are emitted.
  • Page 13 Introduction Copyright Protection With the exception of the user being the copyright holder or when permission such as for duplication has been granted by the copyright holder, permission is required in principle for the duplication, modification, or transmission of copyrighted material. Unauthorized duplication, modification, or transmission of copyrighted material may constitute a copyright infringement, and the user may be liable to compensate for any damages.
  • Page 14 Introduction Operating Precautions (Continued) When shooting an extremely bright object (e.g. lamp), the image on the screen may have white vertical tailings (smear) or expansion (blooming) may appear around it. This is a characteristic of the CCD and not a malfunction. When the white balance of this camera is set to “ATW-N”...
  • Page 15: Name Of Parts

  • Page 16 Introduction Name of Parts (Continued) Camera (Interior) Bottom of the camera (main unit) <Figure showing when the lens cover is removed> A Gear for Focus Adjustment (A page 24) B Knob (A page 24) C Zoom Adjustment Ring (A page 24) E-16...
  • Page 17: Connection/Installation Connection

    Connection/Installation Connection To the terminal of door switch etc. SEE INSTRUCTION D/N AUTO MANUAL BLC OFF VIDEO WIDE-D MONITOR TYPE FOCUS ADJUST CLASS 2 ONLY Monitor ( U TYPE ) ISOLATED POWER ONLY ( E TYPE ) page 18) MENU DC12V AC24V Connect to AC 24V or DC 12V...
  • Page 18 Do not connect an AC 24 V cable to a commercial power supply. If it is connected by mistake, the internal circuit may be damaged. Sent the camera to the nearest JVC service center for inspection as the internal circuit may be damaged.
  • Page 19 Connection/Installation Connecting the Alarm Input/Output Terminal Menu settings may be required depending on the connected equipment. (A page 40) The default setting has been set to alarm input (IN:ALARM). Alarm input terminal Connect the infrared sensor, door sensor, metal sensor, manual switch sensor and the like.
  • Page 20: Mounting The Camera

    Connection/Installation Mounting the Camera When mounting the camera on a fixer, pan/tilt and the like, use the camera-mounting screw hole located on the camera-mounting bracket. (Length of screw: 7 mm or less) Camera-mounting bracket fastening screws (x2: M2.6 x 6 mm) Camera-mounting screw hole MAX.
  • Page 21 Connection/Installation Fall Prevention Special attention is required when installing the camera to the wall or ceiling. You should not engage in the installation work yourself. Ask a professional to do the job. Otherwise, injuries or accidents may occur if the camera falls. When installing the camera on a fixer, pan/tilt unit and the like, make sure to install it firmly using a rotation-preventive hole to prevent fall.
  • Page 22: Setting/Adjustment

    Setting/Adjustment Switch Settings SEE INSTRUCTION D/N AUTO MANUAL BLC OFF VIDEO WIDE-D MONITOR TYPE FOCUS ADJUST CLASS 2 ONLY ( U TYPE ) ISOLATED POWER ONLY ( E TYPE ) A [D/N AUTO/OFF]DAY & NIGHT Selector Switch Set this to “AUTO” when shooting a subject with continually changing brightness (day/night).
  • Page 23: Adjusting Image

    Setting/Adjustment Adjusting Image After mounting the camera, adjust the images while looking at the actual image. Discharge the static electricity from your body by touching the metallic part of the monitor terminal before handling the camera as static electricity may cause the camera to malfunction. 1 Remove the lens cover.
  • Page 24 Setting/Adjustment Adjusting Image (Continued) 4 Fine adjust the focus ① Press and hold the [J] button. Focus Adjust mode will be activated and “FOCUS ADJUST MODE” is displayed on the monitor screen. The contours are emphasized as the iris opens and the depth of field becomes shallow.
  • Page 25: Checking After Operation

    Setting/Adjustment Below conditions may cause malfunctions. Adjust view angle Note and [AUTO LEVEL] in the menu setting, etc. in case of malfunctions: - when the sensor part is hidden - when the sensor part is exposed to strong light - when brightness of the subject and the sensor part differ drastically.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Auto White Balance

    Setting/Adjustment Adjusting the Auto White Balance Each light source has its own color temperature. Therefore, when the main light source lighting the subject is changed, adjust the white balance again. 1 Press the [MENU] button. 2 Select [WHITE BALANCE] with the [J / K] button and “AWC” with the [H / I] button, then press the [SET] button.
  • Page 27 Setting/Adjustment Error display If auto white balance adjustment is not successful, the following messages will appear on the monitor. AWC ERROR : NG (Subject error) Displayed when there is not enough white color on the subject or the color temperature is not suitable. Fill the screen with a white object thoroughly and adjust the white balance again.
  • Page 28: Menu Setting

    Menu Setting The Flow of Menu Screen page 31 - 32) BASIC MENU page 31) WHITE BALANCE ATW-N ATW-W page 31) WHITE BALANCE CONTROL page 32) page 32) SENSE UP page 32) CAMERA TITLE page 33 - 41) ADVANCED MENU page 33 - 35) ALC SETTINGS..
  • Page 30: Menu Setting Procedure

    Menu Setting Menu Setting Procedure 1 Press the [MENU] button. 2 Set the cursor (E) to a desired menu item with the [ J / K ] button. 3 Change the setting with the [ H / I ] button. When a setting has been changed, a change mark (Z) is displayed.
  • Page 31: Basic Menu

    Menu Setting BASIC MENU WHITE BALANCE Screen This menu item allows to adjust camera white balance. [Setting values : ATW-N, ATW-W, AWC] (Default value: ATW-W) ATW-N : This is the ATW (Auto-Tracking White Balance) mode. The camera adjusts the white balance automatically according to the color temperature of the scene illumination (color temperature 3200 K to 8000 K).
  • Page 32 Menu Setting BASIC MENU (Continued) This item sets the AGC (Automatic Gain Control). [Setting values : OFF, MID, HIGH] (Default value: MID) When set to “HIGH”, the screen appears grainy in dark Memo places. When [AGC] in the menu setting is set to “OFF”, the camera won't be switched to black-and-white mode even if the [D/N MODE] is set to “AUTO”, and IR LED won't turn on.
  • Page 33: Advanced Menu

    Menu Setting ADVANCED MENU ALC SETTINGS Screen BRIGHTNESS Adjusts video signal brightness level. The larger the value, dark area becomes more visible. The smaller the value, bright area becomes more visible. [Setting values : -5 to NORMAL to 5] (Default value: NORMAL) BLC AREA Press the [SET] button to display the fixed photometry area.
  • Page 34 Menu Setting ADVANCED MENU (Continued) B&W Av:Pk Sets the exposure detection method for the black-and-white mode to the ratio of the AVERAGE value and PEAK value. When the screen, other than the highlighted section, becomes dark, increase the AVERAGE value (ex. 10:0). When the highlighted section becomes dark, increase the PEAK value (ex.
  • Page 35 Menu Setting WIDE-D LEVEL Enables subjects with a high contrast to be seen clearly and naturally. The larger the value, the higher the contrast. The smaller the value, the lower the contrast. [Setting values : -5 to NORMAL to 5] (Default value: NORMAL) Memo When the [WIDE-D] switch is set to “OFF”, [WIDE-D LEVEL] does not work even if it is set.
  • Page 36 Menu Setting ADVANCED MENU (Continued) AUTO BLACK Adjusts the black level of the video signal. [Setting values : OFF, ON] (Default value: ON) ENHANCE LEVEL Adjusts contour correction to enhance sharpness on the monitor screen. [Setting values : -5 (soft) to NORMAL to 5 (sharp)] (Default value: NORMAL) DNR LEVEL Sets DNR (Digital Noise Reduction).
  • Page 37 Menu Setting PRIVACY MASK Screen This function allows you to set and mask the parts on the screen that you do not wish to shoot so that they are not recorded. For details, refer to "Setting the Privacy Mask" (A page 42). BRIGHTNESS Sets the brightness of the part of the image that was masked.
  • Page 38 Menu Setting ADVANCED MENU (Continued) DAY/NIGHT Screen D/N MODE Sets the displayed video when the DAY & NIGHT selector switch is set to “AUTO”. When set to black-and-white mode, the IR cut filter is switched off and the sensitivity is increased. [Setting values : B&W (black-and-white), AUTO (black-and-white/color)] (Default value: AUTO) When the DAY &...
  • Page 39 Menu Setting MOTION DETECT Screen DETECT LEVEL Sets the level to detect movements. The larger the value, the higher the sensitivity. The smaller the value, the lower the sensitivity. [Setting values : -5 to NORMAL to 5] (Default value: NORMAL) Memo Even the flicker of a fluorescent lamp can be detected when a high value is set.
  • Page 40 Menu Setting ADVANCED MENU (Continued) AUX FUNCTION Screen AUX FUNCTION Sets the input/output signal of the AUX terminal. [Setting values : IN:ALARM, IN:D/N, OUT:ALARM, OUT:B&W] (Default value: IN:ALARM) : Displays image on the monitor when alarm signal is input IN:ALARM from the AUX terminal.
  • Page 41: Setting Examples

    Setting Examples IN POLARITY Sets the polarity of the input alarm signal. [Setting values : MAKE (short), BREAK (open)] (Default value: MAKE) Memo When the [AUX FUNCTION] switch is set to “OUT:ALARM” or “OUT:B&W”, [IN POLARITY] does not work even if it is set. OUT POLARITY Sets the polarity of the output alarm signal.
  • Page 42: Setting The Privacy Mask

    Setting Examples Setting the Privacy Mask 1 Select the [ADVANCED MENU] item on the menu screen and press the [SET] button. 2 Select the [PRIVACY MASK] item with the [J/K] button and press the [SET] button. The PRIVACY MASK screen appears on the monitor. 3 Select the mask number with the [J/K] button and set “ON”/ “OFF”...
  • Page 43: Settings In Dark Locations

    Setting Examples Settings in Dark Locations The followings are examples of recommended settings for recording scenes in various dark locations. Setting the displayed images (black and white or color) (Set in [D/N MODE]) Default setting is “AUTO”, to switch the displayed images (Color/black and white) based on the brightness.
  • Page 44 Setting Examples Settings in Dark Locations (Continued) Changing the level of brightness to switch the images (Color/ black and white) [AUTO LEVEL] in [DAY/NIGHT] is set to “NORMAL” in default. Change the setting by comparing below values and the “NORMAL” setting, and selecting the appropriate value.
  • Page 45 Setting Examples Recording the distant subjects Below settings are recommended when the subject in the distance needs to be captured brightly. Menu Setting Recommended Setting Values [SENSE UP] [AGC] HIGH [ALC PRIORITY] PICTURE Confirm that the black and white images (IR LED light on) is Memo selected if setting is in progress while viewing the images.
  • Page 46: Others

    Others Specifications Items TK-C8301RU TK-C8301RE Image pickup 1/3" Interline Transfer CCD device Effective Pixels 768 (H) x 494 (V) 752 (H) x 582 (V) Television Based on NTSC System Based on PAL System System Scanning Horizontal: Horizontal: 15734.26 Hz ± 0.003 % 15625.00 Hz ±...
  • Page 47 Others External dimensions [Unit: mm (inch)] 55 (2-3/16) 163 (6-7/16) 85 (3-3/8) * Specifications and appearance of this camera are subject to change for improvements without notice. E-47...
  • Page 48 ©2012 JVC KENWOOD Corporation LST1407-001A...

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