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Digital Camcorder
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  • Page 1: User Manual

    User Manual Digital Camcorder DV 1...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS ...  PRECAUTIONS ... 6 Preface ...6 Copyright ...6 Trademarks ...6 About this manual ...6 Symbols used in this manual...6 WARNING ...7 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ...9 Video camera notes...9 Memory card notes ...9 LCD screen notes ...10 Please read the following important information carefully before using this product...10 WATER &...

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    Each Component Name ...14 Charge and Insert SD Card ...15 Charging ...15 Insert SD/SDHC Card ...16 Turning On/Off ...17 Setting Language and Date/Time...18 Set Display Language ...19 Set Date and Time ...0 BASIC OPERATION ...1 Recording Movies ...1 Zoom Function ...1 White Balance ... Shooting ... LCD Screen Display in Different Modes ......

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    Zoom in Photos ...9 Screen Display in the Playback Mode...0 Delete Photos and Videos ...1 MENU SETUP ... Photo Setup ... Quality ... Exposure Metering ... HDR ...4 Continuous Shot ...4 Date Imprint ...5 Movie Setup ...6 Movie Resolution ...7 Exposure Metering Modes ...7 HDR ...8 General Setup ...9...

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    Copy to Card...4 Playback Setup ...44 Delete ...45 Slide Show ...47 Red Eye Removal CONNECTION...49 Connecting to TV Output with HDMI ...49 Connecting to a PC via USB ...50 APPENDICES ...5 Specifications: DV1 ...5 Error Messages ...55 Troubleshooting...57 ...48...

  • Page 6: Precautions

    About this manual This manual provides you with instructions on how to use your GE digital video camera. Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this manual are accurate, however GIC (General Imaging Copmnay) reserves the right to make changes without notice.

  • Page 7: Warning

    WARNING Do not expose the video camera battery pack or other accessories to rain or humidity to to reduce the risk of fire hazard or electric shock fire hazard or electric shock. For customers in the U.S.A. Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE FCC Statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 8: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Model Name: Trade Name: Responsible Party: Address: Telephone Number: (Outside U.S. & Canada: +1-310-755-6857) Power supply should conform to CCC standard: EMC : EN 55022:1998/A1:2000/A2:2003 Class B EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003 EN 61000-3-2:2000/A1:2001 EN 61000-3-3:1995/A1:2001 following the provision of the EMC Directive (89/6/EEC, 004/108/EEC) General Imaging Co.

  • Page 9: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Video camera notes: Do not store or use the video camera in the following types of locations: • In direct sunlight for a long period of time or high temperature (beyond 40ºC); • In environments with high magnetic fields; •...

  • Page 10: Lcd Screen Notes

    LCD screen notes: Due to current LCD manufacturing technology, you may see a few light or dark pixels on your LCD. This is normal. These light or dark pixels will not affect the quality of the photo or video image. If the LCD screen is damaged, take particular care with the liquid crystal in the screen.

  • Page 11: Water & Dust Proof Precautions

    Water & Dust Proof Precautions Water & Dust Proof • The video camera meets JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8 (IPX8) and JIS/IEC dustproof grade 6 (IPX6). • The accessories included with the video camera are not for use in wet conditions. Precautions Before Using •...

  • Page 12: Maintenance Precautions After Using

    Maintenance Precautions After Using • Wipe the video camera with a clean, dry lint free cloth. • When the SD cover or interface cover is opened, there may be water drops on the inside of the SD cover or interface cover and on the contact surface of video camera body;...

  • Page 13: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Accessories Your package should contain the video camera model you purchased along with the items below. If anything is missing or appears to be damaged, please contact our customer service department. Warranty Card USB Cable Quick Guide Power Adapter Wrist Strap CD-ROM...

  • Page 14: Each Component Name

    Each Component Name LCD Screen Shooting Button Playback Button Up Button / Zoom in Button Left Button / Disp Down Button / Zoom out Button Right Button / White Balance 18 OK Button / Record Button Wrist Strap Hole Delete Button Menu Button 14 14 SD Card Slot...

  • Page 15: Charge And Insert Sd Card

    Charge and Insert SD Card Charge: This video camera has an internal battery. You can use the following three methods to charge the video camera: 1. Use the USB cable to connect the video camera with the adapter see figure (1); 2.

  • Page 16: Insert Sd/sdhc Card

    Insert SD/SDHC Card 1. Open SD Card Cover according to ① , ② ; . Insert SD Card according to ③ ; . Close SD Card Cover according to ④ , ⑤ . After opening the buckle on the SD Card Cover according to the arrow direction shown in the figure ①...

  • Page 17: Turning On/off

    Turning On/Off Press the Power button to turn the video camera on/off. When the power is off, press the Power button for to turn the video camera on. When the power supply is on, press the Power button for to turn the video camera off. If there is no response on the video camera, press and hold the power button and the...

  • Page 18: Setting Language And Date/time

    Setting Language and Date/Time Language , Date / Time setting menu will appear when turning the video camera on for the first time. Use the following procedures to set the camera to your preferences: 1. Press Power button to turn the video camera on. .

  • Page 19: Set Display Language

    Set Display Language 1. Press button to enter the setting menu. 2. Press to select to select Language option. Press 3. Press button to enter the setting interface. 4. Press to select language of choice. Then press button to return to the menu; or press button to return to the shooting screen.

  • Page 20: Set Date And Time

    Set Date and Time 1. Press button. . Press to select to select Date / Time option. Press . Press button to enter the Set Date/Time program. 4. Press to select function option or select , press button to return to the menu; Press to select the value;...

  • Page 21: Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION Movie Recording This function can take movies. 1. Press Power button to turn the video camera on. . Press button to begin taking video. . Press button to end the video shooting. Zoom Function Press button to zoom in or zoom out: •...

  • Page 22: White Balance

    White Balance With White Balance, users can adjust the color temperature under different light sources to ensure correct color. Press button to scroll through the White Balance options, available options include: White Balance: Auto White Balance: Daylight White Balance: Cloudy White Balance: Fluorescent White Balance: Incandescent White Balance: Underwater...

  • Page 23: Lcd Screen Display In Different Modes

    LCD Screen Display in Different Modes Shooting Screen: 1. Battery status indicator . Memory card . Remaining number of pictures 4. image resolution 5. Image Quality 6. White Balance 7. Continuous Shot 8. WT Ratio 9. HDR 10. Histogram 11. Video Quality 1.

  • Page 24: Video Recording

    Video Recording: 1. Battery status indicator . Memory card . During recording 4. The number of available photos 5. The number of photos have been taken 6. Image Quality 7. White Balance 8. Continuous Shot 9. WT Ratio 10. HDR 11.

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    Vertical 00:10:12 23/342 2010-07-17 09:13 Playback: 1. Battery status indicator . Previous photo/video 3. Selected film /image 4. Video file reminder display 5. Next photo/video 6. Shooting date and time 7. Ranking order/number of the current photos 8. Film length 00:10:12 2010-07-17 Horizontal...

  • Page 26: Disp

    DISP In shooting mode press / DISP button, you can switch the screen between the following two screens: Display One Display Two 6 6...

  • Page 27: Playback

    PLAYBACK Preview Photos and Videos You can view photos and videos either vertically or horizontally when in playback mode. 1. Press button. 2. Vertical: Press previous /next photo /video; Horizontal: Press previous /next photo /video. . Play the selected video, press enter the playback mode.

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    When playing in the video mode, press button to return to Playback screen. button to return to Playback screen. In the Pause screen, press In the Playback mode, only the first frame is displayed on the video. Fast Forward display: 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x Fast Backward display: 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x.

  • Page 29: Zoom In Photos

    Zoom in Photos In the Playback mode, images can be magnified up to 4x by using the function button. 1. Press button to return to the Playback mode. 2. Vertical: Press Horizontal: Press photo. . Press button to magnify photos up to 4x See note below.

  • Page 30: Screen Display In The Playback Mode

    Screen Display in the Playback Mode Pressing button to display the following modes (the picture is displayed in horizontal position): Playback screen: When shooting, press Playback mode; press Shooting screen. Thumbnail: When in the playback mode, press thumbnails will display on the screen, pressing button to select the photo or video to be viewed.

  • Page 31: Delete Photos And Videos

    Delete Photos and Videos In the Playback mode (Playback screen / Thumbnail / Date Folder / Date Folder Thumbnail) mode, pressing video. 1. Press button to return to the Playback mode (Playback screen / Thumbnail / Date Folder / Date Folder Thumbnail). .

  • Page 32: Menu Setup

    MENU SETUP Photo Setup Mode: Press button to enter Setup menu. 1. Select menu. . Press button to select the option in the Photo Setup menu or press return to the Shooting screen. . Press the button to enter the options menu once you have selected an option within Photo Setup.

  • Page 33: Quality

    Quality The image quality menu adjusts the compression ratio of the images. Higher quality settings give better photos, but will take up more memory space. There are three options for Image Quality: Quality: Best Quality: Fine Quality: Normal Exposure Metering This specifies the area of the picture that the camera uses to correctly expose the picture.

  • Page 34: Hdr

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) automatically takes multiple exposures of the same picture and overlaps them to lighten dark areas and darken light areas, thereby correcting exposing the picture. There are two options for HDR: • HDR: ON • HDR: OFF Continuous Shot Continuously hold down please release...

  • Page 35: Date Imprint

    Date Imprint Saves the date and time data with the picture. There are three options for Imprint Date: • Imprint Date: Date / Time • Imprint Date: Date • Imprint Date: OFF...

  • Page 36: Movie Setup

    Movie Setup Mode: Press button to enter Setup menu. 1. Press button to select . Press button to select the option in the Movie Setup menu or press return to the Shooting screen. . Press button to enter the setting interface of corresponding options in the Movie Setup menu.

  • Page 37: Movie Resolution

    Movie Resolution Size setup refers to movie Solution ratio expressed in pixels. The Movie Resolution has five options: • 1920X1080: 30FPS • 1280x720: 60FPS • 1280x720: 30FPS • 1440X1080: 30FPS • 640x480: 30FPS HD recording time limited to below 29min. Exposure Metering Modes Exposure Metering is used to setup an area for the exposure to be obtained.

  • Page 38: Hdr

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) takes several exposes and overlaps them. This lightens darker areas of the photo and darkens lighter areas, thereby correctly exposing the picture. There are two options for HDR: • HDR: ON • HDR: OFF 8 8...

  • Page 39: General Setup

    General Setup Mode: Press button to enter Setup menu. 1. Press button to select . Press button to select the options in the General Setup menu. . Press button to enter the menu of corresponding options in the General Setup menu.

  • Page 40: Beep Setup

    Beep Setup Use Beep Setup to adjust the volume of beep when buttons are pressed. There are two options in Beep Setup: • ON • OFF LCD Brightness Use LCD Brightness to adjust the brightness of your screen. In the LCD Brightness screen, press button to select auto or different brightness ratio, press button to save the menu option.

  • Page 41: World Time

    World Time When overseas, adjust the World Time setting to the time zone of the city nearest you. There are two options in World Time: • Location • Travel Target Power Saver Use the Power Saver function to prolong battery life between charges. The Power Saver function has two options: •...

  • Page 42: Firmware Version

    • FW Update (can update the version with the new version on SD card) • Cancel To check if there is a newer Firmware version available, please go to: www.ge.com/ digitalcameras. Firmware versions are available under 'Support'. The firmware update can't be completed if the battery is not sufficiently charged.

  • Page 43: Reset

    Reset Use the Reset function to set the video camera to factory default values. The Reset has two options: • Yes • No Copy to Card Use Copy to Card function to copy the files stored in the internal memory card to storage card.

  • Page 44: Playback Setup

    Playback Setup Mode: In Playback mode, Press 1. Select menu. . Press button to select the options in the Setup menu. The Playback Setup has three options: • Delete • Slide Show • Red-Eye Reduction In the Playback mode, press Note this function will only display in the horizontal mode.

  • Page 45: Delete

    Delete Using this function will delete the photos/videos stored in the internal memory or storage card. The Delete has three options: • One • All • Date Folder Delete One: 1. Press button to select Delete option, press button to enter the setup interface. .

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    Delete all: 1. Press button to select Delete option, press button to enter the setup interface. . Select all options, press the setting value and enter function selection interface. . Pres button to select Yes or Cancel to return to the menu. 4.

  • Page 47: Slide Show

    Slide Show This function displays images in sequence at regular intervals (internal memory card or storage). 1. Select Slide Show option, press to save the setting value to enter the function selection interface. . Press button to select Start or Cancel to return the menu.

  • Page 48: Red Eye Removal

    Red Eye Removal Red Eye Removal button to select Red Eye Removal 1. Press option, press button to enter the setup interface. . Press button to remove or cancel to return the menu; press photo. After pressing be overwritten. Red eye reduction does not work for video files.

  • Page 49: Connection

    CONNECTION Connecting to TV Output with HDMI Photos and videos can be viewed on a TV using the HDMI interface. By connecting to your TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately) the camera will automatically enter the Playback Screen. If the connection is unsuccessful an error message will display.

  • Page 50: Connecting To A Pc Via Usb

    When video ( ) file appears on the Playback screen, pressing button will start/stop playing video. When playing video, the functions of video in the video camera (refer to P7). When playing video, press pause first, then press to the Single Playback screen. 50 50 are the same as playing button to...

  • Page 51

    Connecting to a PC with USB Copy photos and videos in the video camera to a PC according to the following steps: 1. Open USB/HDMI port cover. . Push buckle to pop-up USB interface. . Use USB cable to connect the video camera with a PC (1) or connect USB connector with a PC directly ().

  • Page 52: Appendices

    APPENDICES Specifications: DV1 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sensor Focal Length = Lens F number Construction Anti-Handshake Digital Zoom Still Image Number of Recording Movie Pixels Image Compression Still Image File Format Movie 5.08 Megapixels [1/.5” (COMS)] 5.5 mm...

  • Page 53

    Detection Function Shooting Mode Red-eye Reduction Waterproof Shock Resistant Function LCD Display ISO Sensitivity Exposure Metering Modes Playback Modes Face Detection Auto Supported Up to 5 meter or 16 feet Up to 1.5 meter or 5 feet .5 inch LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color LCD (0,400 pixels) Auto (100~800)

  • Page 54

    White Balance Control Continuous Shooting Recording Media Other Features Jacks Power Shooting Capability (Battery Performance) Operation Environment Dimensions (W x H x D) Mass 54 54 Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent , Fluorescent CWF, Underwater Approx.7. fps (Large / Fine Mode) Internal Memory: 27MB SD/SDHC memory card (up to GB) Support Exif Print function, support multiple...

  • Page 55: Error Messages

    Error Messages Messages Warning! Battery exhausted No picture Pull USB out Connection failed File can’t be recognized Warning! Don’t power off when upgrading! Software update failed Explanation • Battery is depleted, connect the camera to a power source and wait until fully charged to resume using •...

  • Page 56

    Messages Internal memory card full Memory card full Write protection of memory card File can’t be edited Memory card error The memory card is not formatted Battery exhausted, can’t update FW 56 56 Explanation • The internal memory is full and cannot store any new files.

  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem Possible causes Video camera • Battery low won’t turn on Video camera • Battery is discharged turns off suddenly while in operation Photo is blurred • Camera is not steady Can’t take photos • Internal memory or • The memory card is •...

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