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HD MEMORY CAMERA
Detailed User Guide
GZ-EX210/GZ-
EX215/GZ-EX250
LYT2431-037A

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   Summary of Contents for JVC Everio GZ-EX210

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    HD MEMORY CAMERA Detailed User Guide GZ-EX210/GZ- EX215/GZ-EX250 LYT2431-037A...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Clock Setting ................. 68 Table of Contents Resetting the Clock ............69 Changing the Display Language ..........70 Holding this Unit ..............70 Beginner’s Guide ............5 Tripod Mounting ..............70 Charging .................. 5 Using this Unit Overseas ............71 Recording ................

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    Capturing a Still Image in the Video During Playback ..125 FACE REGISTRATION ............ 173 Combining Videos Recorded by Seamless Recording (GZ- PET SHOT ............... 173 EX250) ................125 VIDEO QUALITY .............. 174 Capturing a Required Part in the Video (TRIMMING) ..126 ZOOM ................

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    Rear ..................200 Bottom ................. 201 Interior ................. 201 LCD Monitor ................ 202 Indications on the LCD monitor Common Recording Indications .......... 203 Video Recording ..............203 Still Image Recording ............204 Video Playback ..............204 Still Image Playback ............205 Troubleshooting When the unit is not working properly ........

  • Page 5: Beginner's Guide

    Beginner’s Guide [Getting Ready] Charging A Open your feet to the width of your shoulders. B Extend your right hand and hold the camcorder over your head. Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed User Guide. C Hold the LCD monitor with your left hand and adjust the angle accordingly.

  • Page 6: Holiday Season/christmas

    Useful Shooting Techniques Holiday Season/Christmas Recording the Christmas Party Record the happy Christmas celebration with your family! Photo by 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny Photo by InnerSpirit Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 After all preparations, it is finally the Christmas party itself. Not only should you record the candle-blowing scene, but also the smiles of Decorating the Tree and Preparing the Dinner the family while being surrounded by good food, or even the father who is...

  • Page 7: Wedding

    Useful Shooting Techniques Wedding Recording the Expressions and Comments of Guests Setting the shot from eye level to chest level Create an awesome wedding video for the bride and groom! Discussing and Planning Before the Event You can record comments from the guest by going around asking, "Please say a few words for the bride and groom".

  • Page 8: Travel

    AC Adapter The JVC AC adapter supports voltages from 110 V to 240 V, and hence can be used anywhere in the world. Bring along the adapter if you are traveling for a long time. Charge the battery pack while sleeping so that you can record with full battery power the next day.

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    Useful Shooting Techniques Battery Charger Using Pan at the Places of Interest Tourists spots with beautiful scenery or historical sites are places that you would certainly want to record. To capture the magnificence of a scene which cannot be fitted into a single frame, try the panning technique.

  • Page 10: Amusement Park

    Useful Shooting Techniques Amusement Park Inducing Responses by Calling Out Take more shots of the smiling faces of everyone in the family! Videos with no waving of hands nor laughter are not only dull when you view them later, but also put the capability of the audio-recording function of the Taking Videos or Still Images According to the Attraction camcorder to a waste.

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    Useful Shooting Techniques Advanced Operation with Backlight Compensation When the subject’s face is in backlight or when the expression cannot be seen clearly, the Intelligent Auto function of this unit automatically increases its brightness for recording. If Intelligent Auto fails to function as expected or if the brightness correction is insufficient, you can increase the brightness by using backlight compensation in the Manual mode.

  • Page 12: Using Wi-fi

    Using Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Capabilities This unit is equipped with Wi-Fi function. You can do the following using a smartphone or computer via wireless connection. Name of Function Capability Direct Monitoring You can check the image on the camera via direct 1-to-1 connection (Wi-Fi Direct) with a smartphone (or computer), without the need for an access point (wireless LAN router).

  • Page 13: Operating Environment

    LAN device. There is no guarantee that the operations will work with all computer JVC shall not be liable for any security issues, troubles, damages or losses environments. For example, the video download feature of mobile safari arising from the use of this feature.

  • Page 14: Image Monitoring Via Direct Connection (direct Monitoring)

    Using Wi-Fi Do not use the Wi-Fi function outside the country of Image Monitoring via Direct Connection purchase. (DIRECT MONITORING) Depending on the country, there may be restrictions on the use of radio waves and any violations could be punishable by law. You can check the image on the camera via direct connection (Wi-Fi Direct) with a smartphone (or computer), without the need for an access point (wireless LAN router).

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    Using Wi-Fi DIRECT MONITORING CONNECTING SSID:******************************** PASS:******************************** QUIT MENU ******************************** For details on connecting your smartphone (or computer) to a Wi-Fi Tap “WPS”. network, please refer to the instruction manual of the phone terminal (Operation on this camera) in use. A connection is established and Q appears on the camera’s screen.

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    Using Wi-Fi Operation Method DIRECT MONITORING Smartphone (Android / iPhone) CURRENTLY BEING CONTROLLED BY REMOTE Memo : It is necessary to install the application on the smartphone. “Installing Smartphone Applications” (A p. 43) QUIT CAMERA OPERATION Start “Everio Sync.” on the smartphone after setting direct monitoring. CAMERA NETWORK INFO.

  • Page 17: Recording The Location Information

    Using Wi-Fi Recording the Location Information DIRECT MONITORING You can record the location information of the venue where recording is CONNECTING taking place via direct connection (Wi-Fi Direct) with a smartphone. SSID:******************************** PASS:******************************** QUIT ******************************** Activate WPS on the smartphone within 2 minutes. (Operation on the smartphone) To activate WPS, refer to the instruction manual of the device in use.

  • Page 18: Image Monitoring Via An Access Point At Home (outside Monitoring)

    Using Wi-Fi Image Monitoring via an Access Point at Operation Method Home (OUTSIDE MONITORING) Tap “CAMERA OPERATION” after setting direct monitoring. (Operation on this camera) You can check the image on the camera with a smartphone (or computer) via an access point at home using wireless LAN router. DIRECT MONITORING Recording of videos and still images may be performed while monitoring.

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    Using Wi-Fi Operation Method Smartphone (Android / iPhone) Memo : It is necessary to install the application on the smartphone. “Installing Smartphone Applications” (A p. 43) Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) PLAY MENU The shortcut menu appears. Tap “Wi-Fi” (Q) in the shortcut menu. (Operation on this camera) If the camera cannot be found, enter the URL (LAN) displayed in “CAMERA NETWORK INFO.”...

  • Page 20: Image Monitoring Via The Internet (outside Monitoring)

    Using Wi-Fi Image Monitoring via the Internet (OUTSIDE Wi-Fi MONITORING) You can check the image on the camera via internet connection with a OUTSIDE MONITORING smartphone (or computer). *Connection to the internet is established via a wireless LAN router. Recording of videos and still images may be performed while monitoring. Tap “CAMERA NETWORK INFO.”.

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    Using Wi-Fi What You Need Operation Method Smartphone or Windows computer Smartphone (Android / iPhone) Wireless LAN router that supports UPnP (use a product that has a Wi-Fi Memo : certification logo) It is necessary to install the application on the smartphone. To check whether UPnP is supported, please refer to the instruction manual “Installing Smartphone Applications”...

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    Using Wi-Fi Computer (Windows 7) Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) Enter the confirmed URL (WAN) directly. PLAY MENU Log in with your username and password. The shortcut menu appears. (if authentication cannot be achieved) The username is “everio” and the default password is “0000”. Tap “Wi-Fi”...

  • Page 23: Send Still Images Via E-mail Upon Detection Of Face Or Movement (detect/mail Setting)

    When setting another person as the recipient, be sure to obtain his/her consent in advance. JVC will not be responsible for any trouble that occurs upon the sending of mails. What You Need Wireless LAN router (use a product that has a Wi-Fi certification logo) Internet connection Account for sending e-mails (Supports SMTP.

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    Using Wi-Fi Operation Method Set up the camera at the recording location. Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) PLAY MENU The shortcut menu appears. Tap “Wi-Fi” (Q) in the shortcut menu. (Operation on this camera) PLAY MENU The shortcut menu appears. Tap “Wi-Fi”...

  • Page 25: Record And Send Videos Via E-mail (video Mail Attn.)

    For more details, please check your Internet or smartphone subscription. MENU JVC will not be responsible for any trouble that occurs upon the sending of mails. Tap “VIDEO MAIL ATTN.”.

  • Page 26: Changing The Settings

    Using Wi-Fi Changing the Settings Operation Method To use the Wi-Fi function, it may be necessary to perform some settings on Tap “MENU”. the camera and smartphone (or computer). (Operation on this camera) Registering the access points to connect (wireless LAN router) “Registering the Access Points to Connect (“ACCESS POINTS”)”...

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    Using Wi-Fi Menu Settings Setting Details OUT MONITORING SET Configures various settings related to outside monitoring. PASSWORD (Default: “0000”) Selects the password to access the camera. “Setting the Password (OUT MONITORING SET)” (A p. 28) UPnP (Default: “ON”) Sets the UPnP of the camera. ・...

  • Page 28: Setting The Password (out Monitoring Set)

    Using Wi-Fi Setting the Password (OUT MONITORING SET) Setting the UPnP of this Camera (OUT MONITORING SET) Sets the password to access the camera. (Not more than 8 characters) Sets the UPnP of the camera. Tap “MENU”. Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) (Operation on this camera) PLAY MENU...

  • Page 29: Obtaining A Dynamic Dns (ddns) Account

    IP address changes when it is connected to the internet. Sets the dynamic DNS information of the obtained account on the camera. Only the JVC dynamic DNS service can be set on this camera. Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 30: Setting The Sender's E-mail Address

    Tap E or F to move one space to the left or right. Tap “Wi-Fi” (Q) in the shortcut menu. After setting, tap “SET”. (Operation on this camera) Memo : Only the JVC dynamic DNS service can be set on this camera. MENU Tap “NETWORK SETTINGS”. (Operation on this camera) Wi-Fi NETWORK SETTINGS Tap “MAIL SETTING”.

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    Using Wi-Fi Tap on the on-screen keyboard to enter characters. The character SENDER'S EMAIL changes with every tap. Tap “DELETE” to delete a character. DELETE Tap “CANCEL” to exit. Tap E or F to move one space to the left or right. After setting, tap “SET”.

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    Using Wi-Fi PASSWORD SENDER'S EMAIL Enter the sender’s e-mail address. DELETE SMTP SERVER Enter the SMTP server address. SMTP PORT Set this when the SMTP port number needs to be changed. CANCEL AUTHENTICATE Set this when the authentication method needs to METHOD be changed.

  • Page 33: Registering The Recipient's E-mail Address

    Using Wi-Fi Registering the Recipient’s E-mail Address Tap “ADD”. (Operation on this camera) Registers the e-mail addresses of recipients on the camera. Tap “MENU”. RECIPIENT'S EMAIL (Operation on this camera) Enter the recipient’s e-mail address. PLAY MENU RECIPIENT'S EMAIL The shortcut menu appears. DELETE Tap “Wi-Fi”...

  • Page 34: Setting The Detection Method Of This Camera (detect/mail Setting)

    Using Wi-Fi Setting the Detection Method of this Camera (DETECT/MAIL Setting the Detection Interval of this Camera (DETECT/MAIL SETTING) SETTING) Sets the detection method to start recording. Sets the time period to enable detection again after the previous one. Tap “MENU”. Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 35: Setting Self Recording On This Camera (detect/mail Setting)

    Using Wi-Fi Setting Self Recording on this Camera (DETECT/MAIL Registering the Access Points to Connect (“ACCESS SETTING) POINTS”) Sets whether to record videos on this camera during detection. There are 4 ways to register the access points (wireless LAN router) for connection.

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    Using Wi-Fi Search and Register Tap “ACCESS POINTS”. (Operation on this camera) Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) NETWORK SETTINGS ACCESS POINTS PLAY MENU Tap “ADD”. The shortcut menu appears. (Operation on this camera) Tap “Wi-Fi” (Q) in the shortcut menu. ACCESS POINTS (Operation on this camera) Tap “EZ REGISTRATION WPS”.

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    Using Wi-Fi Manual Registration Tap “SEARCH”. (Operation on this camera) Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) SEARCH PLAY MENU The search results appear on the camera’s screen. The shortcut menu appears. Tap the name (SSID) of the desired access point from the list of search results.

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    Using Wi-Fi WPS PIN Registration Enter the name (SSID) of the access point (wireless LAN router) and tap “SET”. Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) (Operation on this camera) SSID DELETE CANCEL PLAY MENU Tap on the on-screen keyboard to enter characters. The character The shortcut menu appears.

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    Using Wi-Fi Tap “WPS PIN”. Tap “NETWORK SETTINGS”. (Operation on this camera) (Operation on this camera) Wi-Fi WPS PIN NETWORK SETTINGS The PIN code appears. Tap “ACCESS POINTS”. (Operation on this camera) Enter the PIN code displayed on the camera to the access point (wireless LAN router).

  • Page 40: Setting The Password (direct Monitoring)

    Using Wi-Fi PASSWORD Setting the Password (DIRECT MONITORING) Sets the password for direct monitoring. (8 to 32 characters) DELETE Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) CANCEL Tap on the on-screen keyboard to enter characters. The character changes with every tap. Tap “DELETE”...

  • Page 41: Setting The Enforced Group Owner (direct Monitoring)

    Using Wi-Fi Setting the Enforced Group Owner (DIRECT MONITORING) Checking the MAC Address of this Camera Sets whether to enforce authorization of the group owner. Displays the MAC address of the camera. Tap “MENU”. Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) (Operation on this camera) PLAY MENU...

  • Page 42: Protecting The Network Settings With A Password

    Using Wi-Fi Protecting the Network Settings with a Password Initializing the Network Settings Sets a password to lock and protect the network settings. Returns the network settings to their default values. Tap “MENU”. Tap “MENU”. (Operation on this camera) (Operation on this camera) PLAY MENU PLAY...

  • Page 43: Using Smartphone Applications

    Using Wi-Fi Using Smartphone Applications Indications on the Screen By using smartphone applications, you can connect to the camera and make Android Smartphone use of the Wi-Fi function. Recording Screen Installing Smartphone Applications Record-Standby Android Smartphone Recording in Progress Running on AC Adapter Running on Battery (icon Tap [Market] on the application list.

  • Page 44: Transferring Videos

    Using Wi-Fi Caution : “Everio Sync.” for iPhone/iPad cannot be used when the iPhone/iPad is connected to the mobile phone network. To make use of this feature, connect to the camera or an access point via Wi-Fi. Video Index Screen To Recording Screen To Still Image Index Screen Still Image Index Screen...

  • Page 45: Transferring Still Images

    Using Wi-Fi The start point and length of video are displayed in the unit set in “VID To play back the video, tap “CHECK”. (Android only) LENGTH TO TRANS”. (Display shown is when set to 30 seconds) To upload (share) the video, tap “SHARE”. (Android only) To have a more detailed setting for the start point and length of video, Tap the desired service to start the uploading process.

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    Using Wi-Fi A progress status is displayed on the smartphone during preparation Tap V. (Android only) for the transfer and while transferring. To cancel the transfer, tap “CANCEL”. After transferring is complete, tap “OK”. Tap on the thumbnail to transfer. To play back the still image, tap “CHECK”.

  • Page 47: Changing The Settings

    Using Wi-Fi Changing the Settings You can change the settings of the smartphone applications. Android Smartphone Press the MENU button. Item Details MONITORING Turns monitoring of the recording screen on/ off. LOC INFO TRANS INT Sets the time interval for sending location information.

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    Using Wi-Fi iPhone Item Details Tap “Q”. MONITORING Turns monitoring of the recording screen on/ off. LOC INFO TRANS INT Sets the time interval for sending location information. CHANGE Changes the background. BACKGROUND COLOR LENGTH OF VIDEO Sets the length of video to transfer. Enter the URL when using outside monitoring.

  • Page 49: Using The Wi-fi Function From A Web Browser

    Using Wi-Fi Using the Wi-Fi Function from a Web Browser You can connect to the camera and make use of the Wi-Fi function from the web browser of a computer. Indications on the screen “Indications on the Screen” (A p. 49) Changing the settings “Making Camera Settings from a Web Browser”...

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    Using Wi-Fi Video Index Screen To Recording Screen Page Forward/Back To download a video, click on the thumbnail. Still Image Index Screen To download a still image, click on the thumbnail. DETECT/MAIL SETTING Screen Notification mail settings such as detection method and recipient’s e-mail address can be changed even when the camera is out of reach. Registered e-mail addresses of recipients in Everio (Up to 8) *A check mark appears on the selected address.

  • Page 51: Making Camera Settings From A Web Browser

    Using Wi-Fi Making Camera Settings from a Web Browser SET FROM WEB BROWSER You can change the camera settings from a web browser. CHANGE SETTING BY CONNECTING TO THE FOLLOWING URL Tap “MENU”. FROM YOUR WEB BROWSER (Operation on this camera) http://***.***.***.***:*****/ QUIT To exit, tap “QUIT”.

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    Using Wi-Fi Adding/Changing/Deleting an Access Point To search and add “ACCESS POINTS” Click “ACCESS POINTS”. Click “ADD”. Click “SEARCH”. Enter “SSID”, “TYPE OF SECURITY”, and “PASSWORD”, and click “REG.”. Click on the access point you want to add. Click “SEARCH AGAIN” to perform search for an access point again. Enter the password, and click “REG.”.

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    Using Wi-Fi After changes are made, click “REG.”. Wi-Fi DIRECT SETTING To change “Wi-Fi DIRECT SETTING” Click “Wi-Fi DIRECT SETTING”. After changes are made, click “REG.”. Click “DELETE” on this screen to delete the registered access point. Click “OK”. Click “DELETE” on this screen to delete the registered access point. Click “OK”.

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    Using Wi-Fi Select the checkbox for “VIDEO MAIL” and “DETECT/MAIL” to set Enter the necessary information, and click “REG.”. the address as the recipient. Click “OK”. Click “OK”. To change or delete a “RECIPIENT'S EMAIL” Click “MAIL SETTING”. To add a “RECIPIENT'S EMAIL” Click “MAIL SETTING”.

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    Using Wi-Fi After changes are made, click “REG.”. To change “VIDEO MAIL SETTINGS” settings Click “MAIL SETTING”. Click “OK”. Click “VIDEO MAIL SETTINGS”. After changes are made, click “REG.”. Click “OK”. To change “DETECT/MAIL SETTING” Click “MAIL SETTING”. Click “DETECT/MAIL SETTING”.

  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Using Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Direct Monitoring Trouble Action Unable to connect to camera. Check whether the Wi-Fi connection is established successfully. (URL required) Check whether Wi-Fi is connected to “DIRECT-**EVERIO”. Check whether the smartphone (or computer) is connected to the camera. Try again after powering off and on the camera and the terminal (smartphone or computer).

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    Using Wi-Fi Unsure of password for the access point Refer to the instruction manual of the access point (wireless LAN router) in use. (wireless LAN router). Unable to connect via Wi-Fi Protected Setup Simple connection methods other than WPS are not supported. Conduct a search for the access point to (WPS).

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    To set dynamic DNS, perform the following steps. 1. Obtain an account with JVC dynamic DNS service using your computer. (URL?) 2. Log in to JVC DNS and obtain the dynamic DNS service. (How?) 3. Set the obtained dynamic DNS username and password on the camera.

  • Page 59: Wi-fi Specifications

    Using Wi-Fi E-mail (Notification Mail, Video Mail) Trouble Action Unable to send e-mails. Check that the settings of the e-mail server are correct. Check that the settings of the sender’s e-mail address are correct. Check that the username and password are correct. If you are using an e-mail service that is not from your provider, it may be necessary to change the SMTP settings.

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    Using Wi-Fi When Using Web Browser Item Details Operating Environment Windows 7: Internet Explorer 9 or a later version, and Windows Media Player 12 or a later version are installed For Full HD, make use of a computer with the following system requirements. - CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or higher - Memory: 2 GB or higher A network environment with the following line speed is recommended for both the camera sending the...

  • Page 61: 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-V11U Connects to this unit to charge the battery pack. It can also be used when recording or playing back videos indoors.

  • Page 62: Attaching The Core Filter

    Getting Started Attaching the Core Filter Attach a core filter to the end of the AV cord and USB cable that is connected to this unit. The core filter reduces interference when this unit is connected to other devices. Wind once (for AV Cable)Wind Release the stopper 3 cm (1-3/16”) twice (for USB Cable)

  • Page 63: Charging The Battery Pack

    10°C to 35°C (50°F If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and to 95°F), charging may take a longer time or it may not start. The recordable performance cannot be guaranteed.

  • Page 64: Grip Adjustment

    Getting Started Grip Adjustment Inserting an SD Card Insert a commercially available SD card before recording. “Types of Usable SD Card” (A p. 65) “Approximate Video Recording Time” (A p. 112) Close the LCD monitor. A Open the lever on the strap lock B Adjust the length of the belt C Close the lever Caution :...

  • Page 65: Types Of Usable Sd Card

    Getting Started Using SD cards (including SDHC/SDXC cards) other than those specified Removing the Card above may result in recording failure or data loss. Push the SD card inward once, then pull it out straight. This unit is not guaranteed to operate with all SD cards. Some SD cards may not work due to specification changes, etc.

  • Page 66: Using The Touch Screen

    Getting Started Using the Touch Screen Icon operation buttons, thumbnails, and menu items are displayed on the touch screen according to the mode in use. There are two ways to operate the touch screen, namely “tap” and “drag”. The following are some examples. A Tap the displayed button (icon) or thumbnail (file) on the touch screen to make selection.

  • Page 67: 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 video and still image modes, and operate as the touch screens. 00:01:23 00:12:34 Recording Screen (Video/Still Image) MENU Video/Still Image Mode Button PLAY MENU Switches between video and still image modes.

  • Page 68: Clock Setting

    Getting Started Clock Setting Index Screen The “SET DATE/TIME!” screen appears when you turn on this unit for the first time after purchase, when it has not been used for a long time, or when the clock is not set yet. Set the clock before recording.

  • Page 69: Resetting The Clock

    Getting Started Resetting the Clock Set the date and time. Set the clock with “CLOCK ADJUST” from the menu. CLOCK SETTING Tap “MENU”. DATE TIME 2012 When the year, month, day, hour, or minute item is tapped, “3” and “2” will be displayed. PLAY MENU Tap 3 or 2 to adjust the year, month, day, hour, and minute.

  • Page 70: Changing The Display Language

    Getting Started Changing the Display Language Holding this Unit The language on the display can be changed. When holding this unit, keep your elbows close to your sides to prevent camera shake. Tap “MENU”. PLAY MENU When entering from the recording mode, tap “MENU” again as the shortcut menu appears.

  • Page 71: Using This Unit Overseas

    Getting Started “Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 104) Using this Unit Overseas The shape of the power outlet varies according to countries and regions. To charge the battery pack, you need a converter plug that matches the shape of the outlet. “Charging the Battery Pack Overseas”...

  • Page 72: Setting The Clock To Local Time When Traveling

    Getting Started Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling Setting Daylight Saving Time Change the date and time display to the local time by selecting your travel When “ON” is selected in “DST SETTING” of “CLOCK ADJUST”, the time is destination in “AREA SETTING”...

  • Page 73: Optional Accessories

    Getting Started Optional Accessories You can record for a longer time by using the optional battery pack. Product Name Description Battery Pack Provides a longer recording time. It can also be BN-VG114U used as a spare battery pack. BN-VG121U BN-VG138U Battery Charger Enables the battery pack to be charged without AA-VG1...

  • Page 74: Recording

    Recording Taking Videos in Auto Mode Indications During Video Recording You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the Intelligent Auto mode. Settings such as exposure and focus will be adjusted 10:10 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. Focuses at a far distance and captures a sharp image with vivid colors. PLAY MENU Records with minimal noise in the overall image. Allows night scenes to be captured accurately with minimal noise in the overall image.

  • Page 76: Zooming

    - when remaining recording time or battery power is being displayed other recording media for storage. - when “TIME-LAPSE RECORDING” is in use - JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. - when “FACE SUB-WINDOW” is set Memo : - when “ANIMATION EFFECT”...

  • Page 77: Taking Still Images In Auto Mode

    Recording Taking Still Images in Auto Mode Indications During Still Image Recording You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the Intelligent Auto mode. 10:10 1/125 Open the lens cover. [6630] Display Icon Description Open the LCD monitor. A Image Size Displays the icon of the image size.

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    Recording Scenes of Intelligent Auto Operation Buttons for Still Image Recording Display Icon Description Captures one’s skin beautifully. Allows people to be captured naturally. Focuses at a far distance and captures a sharp image with vivid colors. [6630] PLAY MENU Records with minimal noise in the overall image.

  • Page 79: Zooming

    Recording Zoom Button (T/W) 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. PLAY MENU MENU Press and hold the SILENT button to turn on the Silent mode.

  • Page 80: Manual Recording

    Recording Manual Recording Tap the item to set manually. You can adjust settings, such as brightness and shutter speed, by using the VIDEO manual mode. SCENE SELECT Manual recording can be set for both video and still image modes. Open the lens cover. For details on the various manual settings, refer to “Manual Recording Menu”.

  • Page 81: Shooting According To Scene (subject)

    Recording Manual Recording Menu Shooting According to Scene (Subject) The following items can be set. Common scenes that are often encountered can be recorded with the most suitable settings. Name Description Select the Manual recording mode. SCENE SELECT Recordings that suit the shooting conditions can be performed easily.

  • Page 82

    Recording *The image is only an impression. Tap “OFF” to cancel the selection. Tap 3 or 2 to move upward or downward for more selection. Setting Effect Tap L to exit the menu. b NIGHTALIVE Increases gain and brightens the scene automatically using a slow shutter when the surrounding is dark.

  • Page 83: Adjusting Focus Manually

    Recording Adjusting Focus Manually Adjust the focus. Set this when the focus is not clear in Intelligent Auto or when manual focusing is desired. Select the Manual recording mode. PLAY MENU MENU Tap E to focus on a distant subject. If E appears blinking, focus cannot be set any further.

  • Page 84: Adjusting Brightness

    Recording Adjusting Brightness Adjust the brightness value. You can adjust the brightness to your preferred level. Select the Manual recording mode. PLAY MENU Compensation range during video recording: -2.0 to +2.0 Compensation range during still image recording: -2.0 to +2.0 PLAY MENU Tap 3 to increase the brightness.

  • Page 85: Setting White Balance

    Recording Setting White Balance You can set the color tone to suit the light source. AUTO Select the Manual recording mode. FINE CLOUD Tap 3 or 2 to move the cursor. Setting Details PLAY MENU AUTO Adjusts automatically to the natural colors. If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, tap P on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen.

  • Page 86: Setting Backlight Compensation

    Recording Setting Backlight Compensation BACKLIGHT COMP. You can correct the image when the subject appears too dark due to backlight. Select the Manual recording mode. After setting, the backlight icon l appears. PLAY MENU If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, tap P on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen.

  • Page 87: Taking Close-up Shots

    Recording Taking Close-up Shots Tap “ON”. You can take close-up shots of an object using the tele macro function. TELE MACRO *The image is only an impression. After setting, the tele macro icon o appears. Select the Manual recording mode. Setting Details Enables close-up shots up to 1 m at the telephoto (T) end.

  • Page 88: Recording With Effects

    Recording Recording with Effects Recording with Animation Effects You can add animation effects to video recordings. You can add animation effects to video recordings. The animation effects appear when smiles are detected or when the screen The animation effects appear when smiles are detected or when the screen is touched.

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    Recording During Setting After Setting Note Animation (effect) appears when smiles are detected. Animation (effect) appears when smiles are detected. Animation (effect) appears when smiles are detected. Animation (effect) appears when smiles are detected. Animation (effect) appears when the screen is touched. Animation (effect) appears when the screen is touched.

  • Page 90: Recording With Face Decorations

    Recording Recording with Face Decorations Recording with Decorative Stamps Detects faces and enables decorations such as sunglasses to be added. Records videos with various decorative stamps. Open the LCD monitor. Open the LCD monitor. Check if the recording mode is A. Check if the recording mode is A.

  • Page 91: Recording With Personal Handwriting

    Recording Recording with Personal Handwriting Records videos with your personal handwriting or drawing. Open the LCD monitor. Tap I to scroll through the list of stamps. Tap M to change the size of stamps. Tap J to return to the previous screen. Check if the recording mode is A.

  • Page 92

    Recording You can select a color from white, gray, black, etc. Select P to tap and erase part of the line. Tap H to select the line color. Tap I to scroll through the list of colors. Tap L to select the line thickness. Tap J to return to the previous screen.

  • Page 93: Capturing Subjects Clearly (touch Priority Ae/af)

    Recording FACE TRACKING PET TRACKING Capturing Subjects Clearly (TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF) “TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF” is a function that adjusts focus and brightness based on a tapped position. By registering the face of a person beforehand, you can enable tracking of the person even without specific selection during recording.

  • Page 94: Capturing Smiles Automatically (smile Shot)

    Recording The targeted subject (color) may also be tracked back again if it appears Capturing Smiles Automatically (SMILE SHOT) in the center of the screen within a specific time. “SMILE SHOT” automatically captures a still image upon detection of a smile.

  • Page 95

    Recording Memo : The camera is able to detect up to 16 faces. Smile levels will be displayed for up to 3 of the largest faces displayed on the screen. This function may not work properly depending on the shooting conditions (distance, angle, brightness, etc.) and the subject (direction of face, smile level, etc.).

  • Page 96: Capturing Pets Automatically (pet Shot)

    Recording Capturing Pets Automatically (PET SHOT) “PET SHOT” automatically captures a still image upon detection of the face of a pet, such as dogs or cats. This function is available for both videos and still images. Open the LCD monitor. PLAY MENU PHOTO lights up when a still image is being captured.

  • Page 97: Recording While Displaying A Magnified View Of A Selected Face (face Sub-window)

    Recording Memo : Recording while Displaying a Magnified View of a Selected Face (FACE SUB-WINDOW) The camera is able to detect up to 6 faces of pets. “PET SHOT” may not work properly depending on the type of pet, shooting You can record while viewing both the overall image of the scene and conditions (distance, angle, brightness, etc.) and the subject (direction of magnified image of a subject’s expression.

  • Page 98

    Recording Caution : Take note of the following when “FACE SUB-WINDOW” is set. - Functions such as digital zoom, zoom operation on the touch screen, simultaneous still image recording, “TIME-LAPSE RECORDING”, “DECORATE FACE EFFECT”, “STAMP”, “HANDWRITING EFFECT”, “DATE/TIME RECORDING”, and “AUTO REC” are not available. - Settings such as “FOCUS”...

  • Page 99: Registering Human Face Personal Authentication Information

    Recording Registering Human Face Personal NEED TO FIT FACE IN FRAME Authentication Information By registering the face of a person beforehand, focus and brightness can be adjusted automatically by the face tracking function. Up to 6 faces, together with names and priority levels, can be registered. It is recommended to register the faces that are often being recorded by this camera beforehand.

  • Page 100

    Recording RECORD FRONT OF SMILING FACE Tap “OK”. SMILE RECORDING COMPLETED ENTER A NAME STOP Recording starts automatically. Using the smile % display as a STOP reference, smile such that the value is as high as possible. Tapping “OK” registers the recorded face and the screen for entering A sound can be heard when recording is complete.

  • Page 101: Setting Smile%/name Display

    Recording Memo : Setting SMILE%/NAME DISPLAY Faces may not be registered correctly in the following cases: “SMILE%/NAME DISPLAY” allows you to set the items to display when faces - when the face appears either too small or too large compared to the frame are detected.

  • Page 102: Editing The Registered Face Information

    Recording Editing the Registered Face Information Tap the desired setting. SMILE%/NAME DISPLAY Editing Registered Face Information You can change the name, priority level, and face information that are registered. Tap “MENU”. Setting Details Displays only the frames when faces are detected. Displays the frames, names, and smile levels (%) when faces PLAY MENU...

  • Page 103

    Recording TOUCH PERSON TO CANCEL RECORD AGAIN JOHN MIKE CHANGE NAME CHANGE ORDER OF PRIORITY STOP STOP If you select “RECORD AGAIN”, proceed to step 6 in ““Registering A appears on the selected person. Human Face Personal Authentication Information” (A p. 99) ”. To remove A from a person, tap on the person again.

  • Page 104: Reducing Camera Shake

    Recording Reducing Camera Shake Slow-motion (High-speed) Recording When the image stabilizer is set, camera shake during video recording can You can record videos in slow-motion by increasing the recording speed to be effectively reduced. emphasize the movements, and play back the slow-motion video smoothly. This is a handy function for checking movements, such as golf swings.

  • Page 105: Recording At Intervals (time-lapse Recording)

    Recording Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE HIGH SPEED RECORDING RECORDING) 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. Open the LCD monitor.

  • Page 106

    Recording Time-Lapse Setting Start recording. 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. 2SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 2-second intervals.

  • Page 107: Recording Automatically By Sensing Movements (auto Rec)

    Recording Recording Automatically by Sensing Recording starts automatically when the subject within the red frame Movements (AUTO REC) moves. This function enables the unit to record automatically by sensing the changes in subject’s movement (brightness) within the red frame displayed on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 108: Taking Group Shots (self-timer)

    Recording Taking Group Shots (Self-timer) SELF-TIMER The 10-second self-timer and Face Detection self-timer are convenient functions for taking group photos. 2SEC The 2-second self-timer is useful for preventing camera shake caused by pressing the shutter button. 10SEC Memo : When shooting a photo using the self-timer function, use of a tripod is FACE DETECTION recommended.

  • Page 109

    Recording Using the Face Detection Self-timer Pressing the SNAPSHOT button starts face detection, and shooting is performed three seconds after another person enters the frame. This function is useful when you want to include the photographer in the group photo. Open the LCD monitor and select the still image mode.

  • Page 110: Recording Videos With Date And Time

    Recording Recording Videos with Date and Time Caution : The date and time cannot be deleted after recording. 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 111: Checking The Remaining Recording Time

    Recording Checking the Remaining Recording Time You can check the remaining recording time on the built-in memory and SD card as well as the remaining battery power. Open the LCD monitor. Set the recording mode to either A video or B still image. To switch the mode between video and still image, tap A or B on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen.

  • Page 112

    Recording Approximate Video Recording Time Quality Built-in Memory 16 GB (GZ-EX250) 1 h 20 m 1 h 50 m 2 h 40 m 6 h 40 m 5 h 10 m 10 h 40 m Quality SDHC/SDXC Card 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB...

  • Page 113: Playback

    Playback Playing Back Videos Operation Buttons for Video Playback You can select and play back the recorded videos from an index screen During Index Screen Display (thumbnail display). Open the LCD monitor. MENU 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.

  • Page 114

    - It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other recording media for storage. to the previous scene if tapped at the beginning - JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. of a scene. You can perform the same operation with the zoom lever.

  • Page 115: Checking The Content Of Videos Quickly (digest Playback)

    Playback Checking the Content of Videos Quickly (Digest Playback) DIGEST TIME You can play back a digest of the recorded videos (Digest Playback). 2h21m This is useful for checking the content of the videos quickly. 1 min 1 min 1 min 5 min 5 min 5 min...

  • Page 116: Playing A Video With Defective Management Information

    Playback Playing Back Still Images Playing a Video with Defective Management Information The management information of a video may be damaged if recording is not You can select and play back the recorded still images from an index screen performed correctly, such as turning off the power in the middle of recording. (thumbnail display).

  • Page 117

    Playback Operation Buttons for Still Image Playback During Still Image Playback During Index Screen Display MENU MENU Display Description A Video/Still Image Switches between video and still image Mode modes. Display Description Continuous playback of still images that are A Video/Still Image Switches between video and still image recorded continuously within 2 seconds or with Mode...

  • Page 118: Slideshow Playback

    Playback Searching for a Specific Video/Still Image by Slideshow Playback Date Still images can be played back in a slideshow. Tap I during still image playback to start the slideshow. When there is a large number of recorded videos and still images, it is difficult to look for the desired file from the index screen.

  • Page 119: 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.

  • Page 120: Connecting Via The Av Connector

    Playback Operating in Conjunction with TV via HDMI Connecting via the AV Connector Connecting this unit to an HDMI-CEC enabled TV using the HDMI mini cable By connecting the supplied AV cable to the AV connector, videos can be allows linked operations with the TV to be performed. played back on a TV.

  • Page 121: Playing Back Playlists

    Playback Playing Back Playlists Playing Back a DVD or Blu-ray Disc Created on this Unit Plays back the playlists that you have created. DVDs or Blu-ray discs created using the backup function on this unit can be Open the LCD monitor. played back on TV using an optional DVD writer (DVDs only) with playback function (CU-VD50) or a normal DVD or Blu-ray disc player.

  • Page 122: 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. Doing so frees up more space in the recording media. Deleted files cannot be restored. “Deleting the Currently Displayed File”...

  • Page 123: Protecting Files

    Editing <Grouped Files> Protecting Files DELETE Prevent important videos/still images from being deleted accidently by protecting them. “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 123) “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 124) Caution : When the recording media is formatted, even the protected files will be SEL ALL REL ALL deleted.

  • Page 124: Protecting/releasing Protection Of Selected Files

    Editing <Grouped Files> Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files Protects or releases protection of the selected files. PROTECT/CANCEL Open the LCD monitor. SEL ALL REL ALL Tap “SET” to complete the setting. Tap A or B to select the video or still image mode. PROTECT/CANCEL Tap B or A on the recording screen to display the mode switching screen.

  • Page 125: Capturing A Still Image In The Video During Playback

    Editing Capturing a Still Image in the Video During Combining Videos Recorded by Seamless Playback Recording (GZ-EX250) You can capture still images of the scenes you like in the recorded videos. Videos that are recorded on two separate media and with “SEAMLESS RECORDING”...

  • Page 126: Capturing A Required Part In The Video (trimming)

    Editing Capturing a Required Part in the Video (TRIMMING) COMBINE WITH THIS SCENE? Select the required part of a video and save it as a new video file. THE ABOVE SCENE IS FOUND The original video remains in its existing location. Open the LCD monitor.

  • Page 127: Capturing Videos For Uploading To Youtube

    Editing Capturing Videos for Uploading to YouTube TRIMMING 0:01:23 0:12:34 Capture and copy a part of a recorded video (maximum 15 minutes) for uploading to YouTube, and save it as a YouTube video. When capturing videos for YouTube, the duration cannot be longer than 15 minutes.

  • Page 128

    Editing Uploading Videos to YouTube You can upload your videos to YouTube using the provided software Everio MediaBrowser 4. Install the software on your PC and connect this unit to the DO YOU WANT TO TRIM THE VIDEO? For details on how to use the software, refer to the help file. DO NOT TRIM TRIM “Copying to Windows PC”...

  • Page 129: Creating Playlists From The Recorded Videos

    Editing Creating Playlists from the Recorded Videos EDIT PLAYLIST NEW LIST A list created by selecting your favorite videos from the recorded ones is called a playlist. EDIT By creating a playlist, you can play back only your favorite videos in the order you like.

  • Page 130: Creating Playlists By Date

    Editing Creating Playlists by Date Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to recording date. QUIT PLAYLIST. SAVE EDITED CONTENTS? Open the LCD monitor. Memo : Tap L on each screen to exit the menu. 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.

  • Page 131: Editing Playlists

    Editing Editing Playlists 0/999 FROM DATE You can change the content of a created playlist. However, the playlists created from Digest Playback cannot be changed. TOTAL Open the LCD monitor. 00h00m QUIT d appears on the selected video. Tap J to deselect. Tap on the selected video again to check all the videos of the same date.

  • Page 132: Deleting Playlists

    Editing Deleting Playlists Tap on the video (upper row) to arrange in the playlist. Delete the playlists that you have created. 0/999 EDIT Open the LCD monitor. 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 TOTAL DVD 01 DVD(DL)1 00h00m 1920 1920...

  • Page 133: Copying

    Copying Creating Discs with a DVD Writer DELETE PLAYLIST? You can copy the recorded files to discs or play back the created discs using an optional DVD writer. Compatible DVD Writers Product Name Description DVD Writer After deleting, tap “OK”. Enables the images recorded on this unit to be After deleting is complete, the screen returns to the delete playlist CU-VD3...

  • Page 134: Preparing A Dvd Writer (cu-vd3)

    Copying Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD3) Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD50) Remove the AC adapter and battery pack from this unit. Remove the AC adapter and battery pack from this unit. Open the LCD monitor. Open the LCD monitor. Connect the USB cable and the AC adapter. Connect the USB cable and the AC adapter.

  • Page 135: Creating A Disc

    Copying Creating a Disc Copying All Files All videos or still images recorded on this unit will be copied. Prepare a DVD writer. You can also select and copy only the videos or still images that have never Insert a new disc into the DVD writer. been copied.

  • Page 136

    Copying Copying Files by Date Tap “AUTO” or “BY DATE”. (A mode only) Videos or still images are sorted and copied according to the date on which ALL SCENES they were recorded. CREATE HEADLINES ON THE TOP MENU Select video or still image mode. SELECT THE SORT METHOD Tap “SELECT AND CREATE”...

  • Page 137

    Copying Tap “CHECK” to check the content. Tap “AUTO” or “BY DATE”. (A mode only) CREATE BY DATE CREATE HEADLINES ON THE TOP MENU SELECT THE SORT METHOD AUTO BY DATE When “AUTO” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are displayed in groups.

  • Page 138: Copying Selected Playlists

    Copying Copying Selected Playlists After arranging, tap “SAVE”. Arrange and copy the created playlists in the order you like. 0/999 CREATE BY PLAYLIST Select video mode. Tap “SELECT AND CREATE”. 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 TOTAL DVD 01 DVD(DL)1 VIDEO BACKUP...

  • Page 139: Copying Selected Files

    Copying To check the created disc, refer to ““Playing Back with a DVD Writer” Copying Selected Files (A p. 140) ”. Select and copy the desired videos or still images individually. “Playing Back with a DVD Writer” (A p. 140) Select video or still image mode.

  • Page 140: Playing Back With A Dvd Writer

    Copying While the video mode is shown in the image, the same operations Playing Back with a DVD Writer apply for the still image mode. You can play back the DVDs created on this unit. Tap “EXECUTE”. Prepare a DVD writer. SELECT FROM SCENES Insert the DVD to play back into the DVD writer.

  • Page 141: Creating Discs With An External Blu-ray Drive

    Copying Creating Discs with an External Blu-ray Drive Preparing an External Blu-ray Drive Memo : You can copy the recorded files to discs or play back the created discs using To use the USB cable provided with the BD writer (external Blu-ray drive), an optional BD writer (external Blu-ray drive).

  • Page 142: Creating A Disc

    Copying Creating a Disc Insert a new disc. Creating a Disc Preparing a BD Writer (External Blu-ray Drive) Insert a new disc into the BD writer (external Blu-ray drive). “Preparing an External Blu-ray Drive” (A p. 141) A Press the eject button to open the disc tray. B Load a new disc properly.

  • Page 143

    Copying “ALL SCENES” (video)/“ALL IMAGES” (still image): To check the created disc, refer to ““Playing Back with an External Blu-ray Drive” (A p. 148) ”. All videos or still images in this unit are copied. “Playing Back with an External Blu-ray Drive” (A p. 148) “UNSAVED SCENES”...

  • Page 144

    Copying You cannot select more than one recording date for copying. Copying Files by Date To copy files from multiple recording dates, it is recommended to copy by Videos or still images are sorted and copied according to the date on which creating a playlist.

  • Page 145

    Copying To check the created disc, refer to ““Playing Back with an External Blu-ray Copying Selected Playlists Drive” (A p. 148) ”. Arrange and copy the created playlists in the order you like. “Playing Back with an External Blu-ray Drive” (A p. 148) Select video mode.

  • Page 146

    Copying CREATE BY PLAYLIST 0/999 COMPLETED 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 TOTAL 00h00m QUIT Repeat steps 6-7 and arrange the playlists. Press and hold the M button for 2 seconds or more to turn off this unit To change the position of a playlist (lower), select the insertion point and disconnect the USB cable.

  • Page 147

    Copying A check mark appears on the selected file. Copying Selected Files To remove the check mark, tap on the file again. Select and copy the desired videos or still images individually. Tap “CHECK” to check the file. After checking, tap J. Select video or still image mode.

  • Page 148: Playing Back With An External Blu-ray Drive

    Copying Playing Back with an External Blu-ray Drive Files that are not on the index screen during playback cannot be copied. Special files cannot be copied either. You can play back the Blu-ray discs created on this unit. All DVDs will be finalized automatically. Preparing a BD Writer (External Blu-ray Drive) While files cannot be added to the DVD-R/DVD-RW later, files can still be added to the BD-R/BD-RE.

  • Page 149: Creating A Disc Using A Connected Blu-ray Recorder

    Copying Creating a Disc Using a Connected Blu-ray Dubbing Files to a Disc by Connecting to a Recorder DVD Recorder You can create discs using a Blu-ray recorder by connecting it to this unit You can dub videos in standard quality by connecting to a DVD recorder. using a USB cable.

  • Page 150: Dubbing Files To A Vhs Tape By Connecting To A Vcr

    Copying Dubbing Files to a VHS Tape by Connecting Copying Files with a USB External Hard Disk to a VCR Drive You can dub videos in standard quality by connecting to a VCR. You can copy video and still image files to a USB external hard disk drive from this unit.

  • Page 151: Preparing A Usb External Hard Disk Drive

    Copying Preparing a USB External Hard Disk Drive Copying All Files All videos or still images recorded on this unit will be copied. Memo : You can also select and copy only the videos or still images that have never When connecting to the external hard disk drive, use a USB cable with been copied.

  • Page 152: Playing Back Files In The Usb External Hard Disk Drive

    Copying Playing Back Files in the USB External Hard Disk Drive Tap “OK” when “COMPLETED” is displayed. Videos or still images saved in an external hard disk drive can be played ALL SCENES back on this unit. SAVED Select video or still image mode. Tap “PLAYBACK”.

  • Page 153: Deleting Folders In The Usb External Hard Disk Drive

    Copying Deleting Folders in the USB External Hard Disk Drive Formatting the USB External Hard Disk Drive Files that are copied to the external hard disk drive can be deleted. All files on the external hard disk drive can be deleted. Caution : Caution : Deleted files cannot be restored.

  • Page 154: Importing Files From The Usb External Hard Disk Drive

    Copying Importing Files from the USB External Hard Disk Drive COPY ALL You can copy video files from a USB external hard disk drive to the built-in COPY QUANTITY:30 START COPY? memory of this unit or an SD card. Select video mode. Tap “IMPORT FROM DEVICE”...

  • Page 155: Copying Files To An Sd Card (gz-ex250)

    Copying Copying Files to an SD Card (GZ-EX250) QUANTITY:0030 You can copy videos and still images from the built-in memory to SD card. Copying still images to cards makes it convenient to bring them to the shop for printing (developing). Caution : Make sure that there is enough space left in the destination medium.

  • Page 156: Moving Files To An Sd Card (gz-ex250)

    Copying Moving Files to an SD Card (GZ-EX250) QUANTITY:0030 You can move videos and still images from the built-in memory to SD card. Files that are moved will be deleted from the built-in memory. Moving still images to SD cards makes it convenient to bring them to the shop for printing (developing).

  • Page 157: Copying To Windows Pc

    Still images cannot be recorded to discs using the provided software. To create DVD-Video discs, it is necessary to install the additional software. 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 158: Installing The Provided Software

    Copying Installing the Provided Software You can display the recorded images in calendar format and perform simple editing using the provided software. Windows Vista/Windows 7 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed User Guide. Windows XP Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed User Guide.

  • Page 159: Backing Up All Files

    (English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764 Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090 China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free) Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Tap L to exit the menu. Delete unwanted videos before making backup. Tap J to return to the previous screen. It takes time to back up many videos.

  • Page 160: Organizing Files

    Copying Disconnecting this Unit from Computer Organizing Files After backing up your files, organize them by adding labels such as “Family Click “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media”. 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.

  • Page 161: Recording Videos To Discs

    Set the title of the top menu of the disc. (English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764 Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090 China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free) Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Click Click “Settings” to select the menu background. After setting, click “Start”. After copying is complete, click “OK”.

  • Page 162

    *To create DVD-Video discs, it is necessary to install the additional software. For details, refer to the Pixela homepage. http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ 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 163: Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software

    Copying Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software Caution : When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer, Copy the files to a computer using the following method. they cannot be played back on this unit anymore. Remove the AC adapter and battery pack from this unit. Memo : Open the LCD monitor.

  • Page 164: List Of Files And Folders

    (Video files with defective management information) [ PRIVATE ] [ AVCHD ] (SD Card) (Management Information) [ JVC ] Caution : When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer, they cannot be played back on this unit anymore.

  • Page 165: Copying To Mac Computer

    Copying Copying to Mac Computer iMovie and iPhoto You can import files from this unit to a computer using Apple’s Copy the files to a Mac computer using the following method. iMovie ’08, ’09, ’11 (video) or iPhoto (still image). To verify the system requirements, select “About This Mac”...

  • Page 166: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings Operating the Menu Operating the Shortcut Menu You can configure various settings of the recommended functions in the There are three types of menus in this unit. video/still image recording mode using the shortcut menu. Shortcut menu - Menu that contains the recommended functions from the Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 167: Operating The Main Menu

    Menu Settings Operating the Main Menu Operating the Common Menu You can configure various settings using the menu. You can configure common setting items regardless of the mode using the common menu. Tap “MENU”. Tap “MENU”. The menu differs according to the mode in use. The menu differs according to the mode in use.

  • Page 168: Recording Menu (video)

    Menu Settings Recording Menu (Video) You can adjust various settings, such as brightness and white balance, to suit the subject or purpose. You can also change settings such as picture quality and gain. Open the LCD monitor. Check if the recording mode is A. Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 169

    Menu Settings Setting Details TELE MACRO Enables close-up shots when using the telephoto (T) end of the zoom. “Taking Close-up Shots” (A p. 87) *Displayed only in the manual recording mode. TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF Automatically adjusts focus and brightness based on the subjects’ faces or selected area. “Capturing Subjects Clearly (TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF)”...

  • Page 170

    Menu Settings Setting Details SEAMLESS RECORDING Continues recording on the SD card without stopping when the remaining space on the built-in memory runs (GZ-EX250) out. “SEAMLESS RECORDING (GZ-EX250)” (A p. 175) ZOOM MIC Sets the zoom microphone. “ ZOOM MIC ” (A p. 175)

  • Page 171: Scene Select

    Menu Settings SCENE SELECT LIGHT (GZ-EX215) Settings to suit the shooting condition can be selected. Turns on/off the light. Operating Details “Shooting According to Scene (Subject)” (A p. 81) Setting Details Does not light up. FOCUS AUTO Lights up automatically when the surrounding is Focus can be adjusted manually.

  • Page 172: Gain Up

    Menu Settings GAIN UP WIND CUT Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark Reduces the noise caused by wind. places. Setting Details Setting Details Deactivates the function. Deactivates the function. Activates the function. Electrically brightens the scene when it is dark. Displaying the Item AUTO SLOW- Slows down the shutter speed to brighten the...

  • Page 173: Animation Effect

    Menu Settings ANIMATION EFFECT SMILE SHOT Records videos with animation effects. Automatically captures a still image upon detection of a smile. Operating Details Operating Details “Recording with Animation Effects” (A p. 88) “Capturing Smiles Automatically (SMILE SHOT)” (A p. 94) DECORATE FACE EFFECT SMILE%/NAME DISPLAY Detects faces and enables decorations such as sunglasses to be added.

  • Page 174: Video Quality

    Menu Settings VIDEO QUALITY ZOOM Sets the video quality. Sets the maximum zoom ratio. Setting Details Setting Details Enables recording in the best picture quality. Enables recording with 1 - 40x optical zoom. Set this when digital zoom is not desired. Applies to Blu-ray discs only.

  • Page 175: Seamless Recording (gz-ex250)

    Menu Settings SEAMLESS RECORDING (GZ-EX250) ZOOM MIC Continues recording on the SD card without stopping when the remaining Sets the zoom microphone. space on the built-in memory runs out. Setting Details Setting Details Deactivates the zoom microphone. Does not switch recording media automatically. Records audio sounds in the same direction as the Switches recording media automatically.

  • Page 176: Recording Menu (still Image)

    Menu Settings Recording Menu (Still Image) You can adjust various settings, such as brightness and white balance, to suit the subject or purpose. You can also change settings such as picture quality and gain. Open the LCD monitor. Check if the recording mode is B. Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 177

    Menu Settings Setting Details TELE MACRO Enables close-up shots when using the telephoto (T) end of the zoom. “Taking Close-up Shots” (A p. 87) *Displayed only in the manual recording mode. TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF Automatically adjusts focus and brightness based on the subjects’ faces or selected area. “Capturing Subjects Clearly (TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF)”...

  • Page 178: Scene Select

    Menu Settings SCENE SELECT LIGHT (GZ-EX215) Settings to suit the shooting condition can be selected. Turns on/off the light. Operating Details “Shooting According to Scene (Subject)” (A p. 81) Setting Details Does not light up. FOCUS AUTO Lights up automatically when the surrounding is dark. Focus can be adjusted manually.

  • Page 179: Self-timer

    Menu Settings SELF-TIMER AUTO REC Use this when taking a group photo. Starts recording automatically by sensing the changes in subject’s Operating Details movement (brightness) within the red frame displayed on the LCD monitor. “Taking Group Shots (Self-timer)” (A p. 108) Operating Details “Recording Automatically by Sensing Movements (AUTO REC)”...

  • Page 180: Shutter Mode

    Menu Settings SHUTTER MODE SMILE SHOT Continuous shooting settings can be adjusted. Automatically captures a still image upon detection of a smile. Operating Details “Capturing Smiles Automatically (SMILE SHOT)” (A p. 94) Setting Details RECORD ONE Records one still image. SMILE%/NAME DISPLAY SHOT Sets the items to display when faces are detected.

  • Page 181: Image Size

    Menu Settings IMAGE SIZE Sets the image size (number of pixels) for still images. Setting Details 1920X1080(2M) Takes still images with aspect ratio 16:9. The sides of still images recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut off when printed. 1440X1080(1.5M) Takes still images with aspect ratio 4:3.

  • Page 182: Playback Menu (video)

    Menu Settings Playback Menu (Video) You can delete or look for specific videos. Open the LCD monitor. Check if the recording mode is A. Tap “<<PLAY” to select the playback mode. PLAY MENU The mode changes between recording and playback with every tap. Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 183: Search Date

    Menu Settings SEAMLESS REC CTRL Videos that are recorded on two separate media and with “SEAMLESS RECORDING” in the video recording (GZ-EX250) menu enabled can be combined into a single video. “Combining Videos Recorded by Seamless Recording (GZ-EX250)” (A p. 125) K2 TECHNOLOGY Reproduces small or high-pitched sounds that cannot be recorded during recording, and plays back with a sound quality close to the original.

  • Page 184: Display Date/time

    Menu Settings DISPLAY DATE/TIME DIGEST PLAYBACK Sets whether to display the recording date and time during video playback. Plays back a digest of the recorded videos. Operating Details “Checking the Content of Videos Quickly (Digest Playback)” (A p. 115) Setting Details Does not display the date and time during PLAYBACK PLAYLIST...

  • Page 185: K2 Technology

    Menu Settings K2 TECHNOLOGY Reproduces small or high-pitched sounds that cannot be recorded during recording, and plays back with a sound quality close to the original. Setting Details Deactivates K2 TECHNOLOGY. Activates K2 TECHNOLOGY. Displaying the Item Open the LCD monitor. Check if the recording mode is A.

  • Page 186: Playback Menu (still Image)

    Menu Settings Playback Menu (Still Image) You can delete or look for specific still images. Open the LCD monitor. Check if the recording mode is B. Tap “<<PLAY” to select the playback mode. MENU PLAY MENU The mode changes between recording and playback with every tap. Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 187: Slide Show Effects

    Menu Settings SLIDE SHOW EFFECTS PROTECT/CANCEL Sets the transition effects in slideshow playback. Protects files from being deleted accidently. Operating Details “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” Setting Details (A p. 123) SLIDE Switches the screen by sliding in from right to left. “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files”...

  • Page 188: Common Menu

    Menu Settings Common Menu Tap “MENU”. PLAY MENU When entering from the recording mode, tap “MENU” again as the shortcut menu appears. Tap “Q”. Setting Details CLOCK ADJUST Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit overseas. “Clock Setting”...

  • Page 189

    Menu Settings Setting Details TOUCH SCREEN ADJUST Adjusts the response position of the buttons on the touch screen. “ TOUCH SCREEN ADJUST ” (A p. 194) DISPLAY ON TV Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen. “ DISPLAY ON TV ” (A p. 195) VIDEO OUTPUT Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV.

  • Page 190: Clock Adjust

    Menu Settings CLOCK ADJUST MONITOR BRIGHTNESS Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit overseas. Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor. Operating Details “Clock Setting” (A p. 68) Setting Details “Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling” (A p. 72) AUTO Sets the brightness automatically to “4”...

  • Page 191: Rec Media For Video (gz-ex250)

    Menu Settings REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO (GZ-EX250) REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE (GZ-EX250) Sets the recording/playback media of videos. Sets the recording/playback media of still images. Setting Details Setting Details BUILT-IN Records videos to this unit's built-in memory. BUILT-IN Records still images to this unit’s built-in memory. MEMORY MEMORY SD CARD...

  • Page 192: Operation Sound

    Menu Settings OPERATION SOUND SILENT MODE Turns on or off the operation sound. 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.

  • Page 193: Auto Power Off

    Menu Settings AUTO POWER OFF QUICK RESTART Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set. Enables the power to turn on quickly when the LCD monitor is opened again within 5 minutes. Setting Details Setting Details Power is not turned off even if this unit is not...

  • Page 194: Demo Mode

    Menu Settings DEMO MODE TOUCH SCREEN ADJUST Plays a demonstration of the special features of this unit. Adjusts the response position of the buttons on the touch screen. Tap “MENU”. Setting Details Deactivates the function. Plays a demonstration of the special features of this unit.

  • Page 195: Display On Tv

    Menu Settings DISPLAY ON TV Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen. COMPLETED Setting Details Does not display icons and date/time on TV. Displays icons and date/time on TV. Setting ends and returns to the menu screen. Displaying the Item Caution : Tap “MENU”.

  • Page 196: Video Output

    Menu Settings VIDEO OUTPUT HDMI OUTPUT Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV. Sets the output from the HDMI connector of this unit when it is connected to a TV. Setting Details Setting Details Select this when connecting to a conventional TV (4:3).

  • Page 197: Hdmi Control

    All settings return to their default values. 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.)

  • Page 198: Format Built-in Mem. (gz-ex250)

    Menu Settings FORMAT BUILT-IN MEM. (GZ-EX250) FORMAT SD CARD Deletes all files on the built-in memory. Deletes all files on the SD card. Setting Details Setting Details FILE Deletes all files on the built-in memory. FILE Deletes all files on the SD card. FILE + Deletes all files on the built-in memory and resets FILE +...

  • Page 199: Erase All Data (gz-ex250)

    Menu Settings ERASE ALL DATA (GZ-EX250) MOBILE USER GUIDE Execute this process when disposing of this unit or passing it to another Displays the QR code to access the Mobile User Guide. person. Tap “MENU”. Tap “MENU”. PLAY MENU PLAY MENU When entering from the recording mode, tap “MENU”...

  • Page 200: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Front Rear DC Connector Connects to an AC adapter to charge the battery. SNAPSHOT (Still Image Recording) Button ACCESS (Access) Lamp Takes a still image. Lights up/blinks during recording or playback. Do not remove the battery pack, AC adapter, or SD card. Zoom/Volume Lever POWER/CHARGE (Power/Charge) Lamp During shooting: Adjusts the shooting range.

  • Page 201: Bottom

    Names of Parts Bottom Interior Speaker Outputs audio sound during video playback. A / B (Video/Still Image) Button Switches between video and still image modes. SILENT Button Press and hold the SILENT button to turn on the Silent mode. To turn it off, press and hold the button again.

  • Page 202: Lcd Monitor

    Names of Parts LCD Monitor 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. 66) “Names of Buttons and Functions on the LCD Monitor” (A p. 67) Caution : Do not press against the surface with force or subject it to strong impact.

  • Page 203: Indications On The Lcd Monitor

    Indications on the LCD monitor Common Recording Indications Video Recording 1 2 3 10:45 0:00:12:34 0:12:34[010:00] Video Mode TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF “A / B (Video/Still Image) Button” (A p. 201) “Capturing Subjects Clearly (TOUCH PRIORITY AE/AF)” (A p. 93) Video Quality Backlight Compensation “...

  • Page 204: Still Image Recording

    Indications on the LCD monitor Still Image Recording Video Playback 10:00 00:01:23 00:12:34 1SEC [9999] Video Mode “A / B (Video/Still Image) Button” (A p. 201) Still Image Mode Video Quality “A / B (Video/Still Image) Button” (A p. 201) “...

  • Page 205: Still Image Playback

    Indications on the LCD monitor Still Image Playback When the unit is not working properly Turning Off the Power 100-0001 10:00 Close the LCD monitor. Still Image Mode “A / B (Video/Still Image) Button” (A p. 201) Remove the AC adapter and battery pack from this unit, reattach them, Folder Number open the LCD monitor and this unit powers on automatically.

  • Page 206: Battery Pack

    Intelligent Auto mode. In this case, adjust the settings manually. If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and “Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 83) performance cannot be guaranteed. Be sure to use JVC battery packs.

  • Page 207: Card

    Troubleshooting 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. 64) scenes.

  • Page 208: Editing/copying

    Troubleshooting Editing/Copying Unable to play back DVD with title. The title will not be played back if you connect this unit to a DVD writer (optional). Unable to delete file. Files (videos/still images) that are protected cannot be deleted. Release protection before deleting the file.

  • Page 209: Computer

    Troubleshooting Computer Screen/Image Unable to copy files to the computer’s HDD. The LCD monitor is difficult to see. Connect the USB cable correctly. The LCD monitor may be difficult to see if used in bright areas such as under If the provided software Everio MediaBrowser 4 is not installed, some direct sunlight.

  • Page 210: Other Problems

    CANNOT TAKE MORE STILL IMAGES AT THIS TIME recording media for storage. - JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. Stop video recording before taking still images. (If the SD card is removed and inserted during video recording, still images cannot be recorded.) PLAYBACK FAILED Remove and re-insert the SD card.

  • Page 211

    Troubleshooting VIDEO MANAGEMENT FILE IS DAMAGED, RECOVERY IS PROCESSING CANCELLED DUE TO LIMITED SPACE FOR REQUIRED TO RECORD/PLAYBACK, RECOVER? OPERATION Select “OK” to restore. (Videos that cannot be restored will not be displayed Reduce the number of videos to add to the playlist to 999 files. on the index screen, but you may be able to play them back using “Creating Playlists from the Recorded Videos”...

  • Page 212: Maintenance

    Maintenance Perform regular maintenance of this unit to enable it to be used for a long time. Caution : Be sure to detach the battery pack, 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 213: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Item Details Item Details Lowest illumination 3 lux Power supply Using AC adapter: DC 5.2 V 1 lux (SCENE SELECT: NIGHTALIVE) Using battery pack: DC 3.6 V Zoom (during video Optical zoom: Up to 40x Power consumption 2.3 W (MONITOR BRIGHTNESS: 3 (standard)) recording) Digital zoom: Up to 200x 2.5 W (MONITOR BRIGHTNESS: 4 (brighter))

  • Page 214: Still Image

    Specifications Connectors AC Adapter (AC-V11U) Item Details Item Details HDMI output HDMI mini connector Power supply AC 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz connector Output DC 5.2 V, 1 A Video output: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω AV output Allowable operating 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) connector...

  • Page 215

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This manual also for:

Gz-ex250bus, Everio gzex215, Everio gz-ex250

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