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HARD DISK CAMERA
GZ-MG750 A
Detailed User Guide
LYT2150-003A

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  • Page 1 HARD DISK CAMERA GZ-MG750 A Detailed User Guide LYT2150-003A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Taking Videos in YouTube Format ........31 Recording Videos to Discs ..........78 Taking Videos in iTunes Format ........... 32 JVC Software Licence Agreement ........79 Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING) ... 32 Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software ..79 Recording Automatically by Sensing Movements (AUTO REC) List of Files and Folders ............
  • Page 3 GAIN UP ................85 Video Recording ..............111 TIME-LAPSE RECORDING ..........86 Still Image Recording ............112 AUTO REC ................ 86 Video Playback ..............112 SELECT ASPECT RATIO ..........86 Still Image Playback ............113 WIND CUT ................. 86 Recording Menu (Still Image) ..........87 Troubleshooting LIGHT ................
  • Page 4: Beginner's Guide

    Beginner's Guide ■ [Getting Ready] Charging ① Open your feet to the width of your shoulders. ② Extend your right hand and hold the camcorder over your head. Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the De- ●...
  • Page 5: Useful Shooting Techniques

    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. Decorating the Tree and Preparing the Dinner Not only should you record the candle-blowing scene, but also the smiles of the family while being surrounded by good food, or even the father who...
  • Page 6: Wedding

    Useful Shooting Techniques Wedding Closing Up on the Bride's Face During the Thank You Speech Create an awesome wedding video for the bride and groom! The climax of the event finally comes during the bride and groom's thank you speech and presentation of flowers. The touching words of apprecia- tion from the bride and tears of joy from the parents are scenes that must not be missed.
  • Page 7: Travel

    ■ AC Adapter The JVC AC adapter supports voltages from 100 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.
  • Page 8 Useful Shooting Techniques 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 sin- gle frame, try the panning technique.
  • Page 9: 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 Taking Videos or Still Images According to the Attraction view them later, but also put the capability of the audio-recording function of the camcorder to a waste.
  • Page 10 Useful Shooting Techniques Advanced Operation with Backlight Compensation It is useful to make use of backlight compensation when the subject's face is in backlight or when the expression cannot be seen clearly. Increase the brightness of the whole image by setting “BACKLIGHT COMP.”...
  • Page 11: 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 AP-V30U Connects to this unit to charge the battery pack. ● It can also be used when recording or playing back videos indoors.
  • Page 12: Charging The Battery Pack

    It goes out when charging is finished. CAUTION: Be sure to use JVC battery packs. If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety ● and performance can not be guaranteed. Charging time: Approx. 1 h 50 m (using supplied battery pack) ●...
  • Page 13: Grip Adjustment

    Getting Started Grip Adjustment Inserting a microSD Card When a commercially available microSD card is inserted, recordings can still be made to the card when the remaining recording time on the hard disk (HDD) runs out. "Types of Usable microSD Card" (A P.14) "Approximate Video Recording Time"...
  • Page 14: Types Of Usable Microsd Card

    Getting Started Clock Setting Removing the Card Push the card inward once, then pull it out straight. 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.
  • Page 15: Resetting The Clock

    Getting Started Memo: Resetting the Clock The clock can be reset again later. ● "Resetting the Clock" (A P.15) Set the clock with “CLOCK ADJUST” from the menu. When using this unit overseas, you can set it to the local time for re- ●...
  • Page 16: Changing The Display Language

    Getting Started Changing the display language Using the Operation Buttons The language on the display can be changed. Functions of the operation buttons may be displayed on the screen ac- cording to the feature in use. Touch D to display the menu. Select “DISPLAY SETTINGS”...
  • Page 17: Holding This Unit

    Getting Started Holding this Unit Using the Camcorder Overseas When holding this unit, keep your elbows close to your sides to prevent The shape of the power outlet varies according to countries and regions. camera shake. To charge the battery pack, you need a converter plug that matches the shape of the outlet.
  • Page 18: 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 trav- When “ON” is selected in “SET FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME” of el destination in “AREA SETTING” of “CLOCK ADJUST”. “CLOCK ADJUST”, the time is set 1 hour ahead.
  • Page 19: Optional Accessories

    Getting Started Optional Accessories Taking Videos in Auto Mode You can record for a longer time by using the optional battery pack. You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the au- to mode. Product Name Description Open the lens cover.
  • Page 20 Recording Indications During Video Recording Operation Buttons for Video Recording Display Icon Description Recording Mode Press the G/H button to switch the recording Operation Description mode between G (Auto) and H (Manual). Button Video Quality Displays the icon of the “VIDEO QUALITY” setting T/W Zoom Allows the same functions as the zoom lever to be selected in the recording menu.
  • Page 21: Zooming

    It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or Memo: other recording media for storage. JVC will not be responsible for any You can expand the zoom area without degrading the image quality by lost data.
  • Page 22: Reducing Camera Shake

    Recording Taking Still Images in Auto Mode Reducing Camera Shake When DIS is turned on, camera shake during recording can be effectively You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the au- reduced. to mode. Open the lens cover. The setting of DIS switches with every touch.
  • Page 23 Recording Indications During Still Image Recording Operation Buttons for Still Image Recording Display Icon Description Operation But- Description Recording Press the G/H button to switch the recording mode Mode between G (Auto) and H (Manual). T/W Zoom Functions as the zoom lever. "Zooming"...
  • Page 24: Zooming

    Recording Manual Recording Zooming The shooting range can be adjusted using zoom. You can adjust settings, such as brightness and shutter speed, by using Use the W end (wide angle end) to shoot a wider field of view. the manual mode. Manual recording can be set for both video and still image modes.
  • Page 25: Scene Selection

    Recording Manual Recording Menu Scene Selection The following items can be set. Common scenes that are often encountered can be recorded with the most suitable settings. Name Description Touch D to display the menu. SCENE SE- Recordings that suit the shooting conditions can be ●...
  • Page 26: Adjusting Focus Manually

    Recording *The image is only an impression. Setting Effect Adjusting Focus Manually NIGHT Increases gain and brightens the scene automatically Set this when the focus is not clear in “AUTO” or when manual focusing when the surrounding is dark. is desired. To prevent camera shake, use a tripod.
  • Page 27: Adjusting Brightness

    Recording Adjusting Brightness Setting Shutter Speed You can adjust the brightness to your preferred level. You can set the shutter speed to suit the type of subject. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MANUAL SETTING” and touch C. Select “MANUAL SETTING”...
  • Page 28: Setting White Balance

    Recording Setting White Balance Setting Backlight Compensation You can set the color tone to suit the light source. You can correct the image when the subject appears too dark due to backlight. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MANUAL SETTING”...
  • Page 29: Setting Metering Area

    Recording Setting Metering Area Recording with Effects You can set the brightness of a specified area as the standard. You can add various effects to videos and still images to create a differ- ent atmosphere from the usual recording. Touch D to display the menu. *The image is only an impression.
  • Page 30: Taking Close-up Shots

    Recording Registering Files to Events Before Record- Taking Close-up Shots You can take close-up shots of an object using the tele macro function. Videos can be found easily during playback by categorizing them when recording. Select video mode. *The image is only an impression. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 31: Taking Videos In Youtube Format

    Recording Taking Videos in YouTube Format Uploading Videos You can upload your videos to YouTube using the provided software "Ev- You can share your enjoyable memories with family and friends easily by erio MediaBrowser". posting your videos on the video sharing website YouTube. Install the software on your PC and connect this unit to the PC.
  • Page 32: Taking Videos In Itunes Format

    Recording Taking Videos in iTunes Format Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RE- CORDING) By recording with the EXPORT setting turned on, you can transfer the videos to Apple's software "iTunes" when this unit is connected to a PC. This function enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a "LIB."...
  • Page 33 Recording Indications During Time-Lapse Recording Time-Lapse Setting The greater the number of seconds, the longer the recording interval. Setting Details Deactivates the function. 1SEC IN- Takes a frame at 1-second intervals. TERVAL Recorded videos will be played back at 30 times speed. 2SEC IN- Takes a frame at 2-second intervals.
  • Page 34: Recording Automatically By Sensing Movements (auto Rec)

    Recording CAUTION: Recording Automatically by Sensing Move- The only manual recording setting available is “TELE MACRO”. ● ments (AUTO REC) The rest are all set to “AUTO”. Digital zoom, DIS, self-timer, and continuous shooting are not available ● This function enables the unit to record automatically by sensing the after AUTO REC is set.
  • Page 35: Remaining Recording Time/battery Power

    Recording Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power You can check the remaining video recording time on the internal HDD and SD card as well as the remaining battery power. Press the M button. Display the remaining recording time. The remaining recording time is displayed only in the video recording ●...
  • Page 36 Recording Approximate Video Recording Time Quality microSDHC Card microSDHC Card 4 GB 8 GB ULTRA FINE 19 h 56 m 1 h 50 m FINE 28 h 20 m 1 h 20 m 2 h 50 m NORMAL 37 h 40 m 1 h 45 m 3 h 45 m ECONOMY...
  • Page 37: Playback

    Make a backup of important recorded data ● It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other recording media for storage. JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. Touch f to stop playback.
  • Page 38: Checking The Content Of Videos Quickly

    Playback Checking the Content of Videos Quickly Playing a Video with Defective Management Information You can play back a digest of the recorded videos (Digest Playback). Plays videos with defective management information. This is useful for checking the content of the videos quickly. Select the playback mode.
  • Page 39: Playing Back Still Images

    Playback Playing Back Still Images During Index Screen Display You can select and play back the recorded still images from an index Display Description screen (thumbnail display). Starts playback of the selected file. The contents of the saving destination selected in “REC MEDIA FOR IM- AGE”...
  • Page 40: Searching For A Specific Video/still Image

    Playback Searching for a Specific Video/Still Image Date Search You can search and play videos or still images according to recording When there is a large number of recorded videos and still images, it is dif- dates. ficult to look for the desired file from the index screen. Use the search function to find the file you want.
  • Page 41: Event And Date Search

    Playback Connecting to and Viewing on TV Event and Date Search You can search and play videos according to events and recording dates. By connecting the supplied AV cable to the video terminal, videos can be The contents of the saving destination selected in “REC MEDIA FOR played back on a TV.
  • Page 42: Playing Back Playlists

    Playback Playing Back Playlists Unnatural Displays on TV Play back the playlists that you have created. Trouble Action Select the playback mode. Images do not appear on Disconnect the cable and connect ● the TV properly. again. Turn off and on this unit again. ●...
  • Page 43: Playing Back A Dvd Created On This Unit

    Playback Playback starts. ● Playing Back a DVD Created on this Unit "Operation Buttons for Video Playback" (A P.37) DVDs created using the backup function on this unit can be played back on TV using an optional DVD writer with playback function (CU-VD50U) or a normal DVD player.
  • Page 44 Playback CAUTION: Be sure to turn off the power when connecting the devices. ● Otherwise, electric shocks or malfunctions may occur. Memo: Only DVDs created on this unit can be played back. ● Chapters are not displayed on the menu. ●...
  • Page 45: Editing

    Editing Check that it is the file to delete, select “YES” and touch C. Deleting Unwanted Files Delete unwanted videos and still images when the space in the recording media is running out. The capacity of the recording media can be restored after deleting the files.
  • Page 46: Deleting Selected Files

    Editing After selecting all the files to delete, touch “EXEC”. Deleting Selected Files Deletes the selected files. CAUTION: Deleted files cannot be restored. ● Select the playback mode. Select “YES” and touch C. Select video or still image mode. After deleting, touch C. ●...
  • Page 47: Deleting All Files

    Editing Protecting Files Deleting All Files Deletes all files. Prevent important videos/still images from being deleted accidently by protecting them. CAUTION: "Protecting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.47) Deleted files cannot be restored. ● "Protecting Selected Files" (A P.48) "Protecting All Files" (A P.49) Select the playback mode.
  • Page 48: Protecting Selected Files

    Editing Check that it is the file to protect, select “YES” and touch C. Protecting Selected Files Protects or releases protection of the selected files. Select the playback mode. The file to protect appears on this screen. ● Touch the operation buttons "E" / "F" to select the previous or next ●...
  • Page 49: Protecting All Files

    Editing Protecting All Files Releasing Protection of All Files Protects all files. Releases protection of all files. Select the playback mode. Select the playback mode. Select video or still image mode. Select video or still image mode. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 50: Changing Event Registration Of Videos

    Editing Select “YES” and touch C. Changing Event Registration of Videos Find your recorded videos for playback easily by registering them to suit- able items from the list of various events. "Changing the Event of the Currently Displayed File" (A P.50) "Changing the Event of the Selected Files"...
  • Page 51: Changing The Event Of The Selected Files

    Editing Select the last file of the range and touch C. Changing the Event of the Selected Files Changes the event of multiple files by specifying a range. Select the playback mode. Select a new event and touch C. Select video mode. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 52: Capturing A Still Image In The Video During Playback

    Editing Capturing a Still Image in the Video during Capturing a Required Part in the Video Playback Select the required part of a video and save it as a new video file. You can capture still images of the scenes you like in the recorded vid- Select the playback mode.
  • Page 53: Capturing Videos For Uploading To Youtube

    Editing Touch C to pause playback, then touch SET to set the start point. Capturing Videos for Uploading to YouTube Capture and copy a part of a recorded video (maximum 10 minutes) for uploading to YouTube, and save it as a YouTube video. When capturing videos for YouTube, the duration cannot be longer than 10 minutes.
  • Page 54: Preparing Videos To Transfer To Itunes

    Editing Touch C to pause playback, then touch SET to set the start point. Preparing Videos to Transfer to iTunes Set EXPORT attributes to the recorded videos by adding a "LIB." mark. When EXPORT attributes are set, the videos can be registered to iTunes easily using the supplied software on a PC.
  • Page 55: Creating Playlists From The Recorded Videos

    Editing Creating Playlists from the Recorded Vid- Transferring Converted Videos to iPod You can export videos to iTunes using the provided software "Everio Me- diaBrowser". A list created by selecting your favorite videos from the recorded ones is Install the software on your PC and connect this unit to the PC. called a playlist.
  • Page 56: Creating Playlists By Group

    Editing Select “CREATE FROM SCENE” and touch C. Creating Playlists by Group Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to group. Select the playback mode. Select the file to add to playlist and touch C. Select video mode. Touch D to display the menu. Touch “CHECK”...
  • Page 57: Creating Playlists By Date

    Editing Select the insertion point and touch C. Creating Playlists by Date Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to recording date. Select the playback mode. The selected videos are added to the playlist on the right. ● To delete a video from the playlist, touch "F" to select the video and ●...
  • Page 58: Creating Playlists By Event

    Editing Select the insertion point and touch C. Creating Playlists by Event Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to events and re- cording dates. Select the playback mode. The selected videos are added to the playlist on the right. ●...
  • Page 59: Editing Playlists

    Editing Select the date to add to playlist and touch C. Editing Playlists You can change the content of a created playlist. Select the playback mode. Touch “CHECK” to check the selected video. ● Select the insertion point and touch C. Select video mode.
  • Page 60: Deleting Playlists

    Editing Select the insertion point and touch C. Deleting Playlists Delete the playlists that you have created. Select the playback mode. The selected videos are added to the playlist on the right. ● To delete a video from the playlist, touch "F" to select the video and ●...
  • Page 61: Adding Title Screens To Playlists

    Editing Creating a Playlist with Title Adding Title Screens to Playlists Add a title screen to a created playlist. Create a playlist simply by selecting a recording date and a title screen from the list. Select the playback mode. Select the playback mode. Select video mode.
  • Page 62: Copying

    Copying Select “COPY ALL” and touch C. Copying Files to Card You can copy videos and still images from the HDD or microSD card to another media. Copying still images to microSD cards makes it convenient to bring them to the shop for printing (developing). "Copying All Files"...
  • Page 63: Copying Selected Files

    Copying Select the desired file and touch C. Copying Selected Files Copies selected videos and still images to another media. Select the playback mode. A check mark appears on the selected file. ● To remove the check mark, touch C again. After selecting all the files to copy, touch “EXEC”.
  • Page 64: Moving Files

    Copying Select “MOVE ALL” and touch C. Moving Files You can move videos and still images from the HDD or microSD card to another media. Files that are moved will be deleted from the original media. Moving still images to microSD cards makes it convenient to bring them to the shop for printing (developing).
  • Page 65: Moving Selected Files

    Copying Select the desired file and touch C. Moving Selected Files Moves selected videos and still images to another media. Files that are moved will be deleted from the original media. Select the playback mode. A check mark appears on the selected file. ●...
  • Page 66: Creating Discs With A Dvd Writer

    Copying Creating Discs with a DVD Writer Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD50U) You can copy videos to a DVD using an optional DVD writer. Close the LCD monitor and connect. Compatible DVD Writers Product Name Description DVD Writer Enables the images recorded on this unit to be ●...
  • Page 67: Preparing A Dvd Writer (cu-vd3u)

    Copying Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD3U) Copying All Files All videos recorded on this unit will be copied. Close the LCD monitor and connect. You can also select and copy only the videos that have never been cop- ied. Select “CREATE FROM ALL” and touch C. ①...
  • Page 68: Copying Files By Date

    Copying Select “EXECUTE” and touch C. Copying Files by Date Videos are sorted and copied according to the date on which they were recorded. Select “SELECT AND CREATE” and touch C. When "INSERT NEXT DISC" appears, change the disc. ● After copying, touch C.
  • Page 69: Copying Files By Event

    Copying Select YES or NO and touch C. Copying Files by Event Videos are sorted and copied according to the registered event. Select “SELECT AND CREATE” and touch C. When “YES” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are dis- ●...
  • Page 70: Copying Selected Playlists

    Copying Select YES or NO and touch C. Copying Selected Playlists Arrange and copy the created playlists in the order you like. Select “SELECT AND CREATE” and touch C. When “YES” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are dis- ●...
  • Page 71: Copying Selected Files

    Copying After arranging, touch “SAVE”. Copying Selected Files Select and copy the desired videos. Select “SELECT AND CREATE” and touch C. Select “ALL” and touch C. Select the media for copying and touch C. The number of discs required to copy the files is displayed. ●...
  • Page 72: Creating Multiple Discs

    Copying Select YES or NO and touch C. Creating Multiple Discs You can create multiple discs of the same content. Select “CREATE DUPLICATE” and touch C. When “YES” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are dis- ● played in groups. When “NO”...
  • Page 73: Dubbing Files To A Dvd Recorder Or Vcr

    Copying Dubbing Files to a DVD Recorder or VCR You can dub videos by connecting to a DVD recorder or VCR. Refer also to the instruction manuals of the TV, DVD recorder, VCR, ● etc. Connect to a VCR/DVD recorder. ①...
  • Page 74: Copying To Windows Pc

    Other Countries in Europe (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/ For details on how to upload to Youtube or transfer files to iTunes, refer to "MediaBrowser Help" in the "Help" menu of Everio MediaBrowser. ●...
  • Page 75: Verifying System Requirements (guideline)

    Copying Verifying System Requirements (Guideline) Right-click on “Computer” (or “My Computer”) in the “Start” menu and select “Properties” to check the following items. Windows Vista/Windows 7 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed User Guide. ●...
  • Page 76: 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) The USB MENU appears. ● Home- http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ Select “BACK UP” and touch C. page Delete unwanted videos before making backup. ● It takes time to back up many videos. "Deleting Unwanted Files" (A P.45)...
  • Page 77: Organizing Files

    Other Countries in Europe (English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764 Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090 China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free) Home- http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ page A new user list is added to the user list library. ● Click on the recording day. The thumbnails of the files recorded on the day are displayed.
  • Page 78: Recording Videos To Discs

    (English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764 Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090 Select the method of file selection. China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free) Home- http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ page If you select “Select all files displayed”", only the displayed videos are ● copied to the DVD. Proceed to step 5.
  • Page 79: Jvc Software Licence Agreement

    The right to use the Program is granted by Victor Company of Japan, (g) consisting unpublished "Commercial Computer Software" as those Limited ("JVC") to You only on the condition that You agree to the follow- items are used at FAR part 12.212 and is only licenced to You with the ing.
  • Page 80: List Of Files And Folders

    Copying The USB MENU appears. ● Select “PLAYBACK ON PC” and touch C. CAUTION: When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer, ● they cannot be played back on this unit anymore. Close the Everio MediaBrowser program, if it starts. ●...
  • Page 81: 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 iMovie'08, Copy the files to a Mac computer using the following method. '09 (video) or iPhoto (still image). Close the LCD monitor and connect. To verify the system requirements, select "About This Mac"...
  • Page 82: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings Operating the Menu Use the slider and operation buttons to set the menu. The menu differs according to the mode in use. ● Touch D to display the menu. Select the desired menu and touch C. Select the desired setting and touch C. Memo: To close the menu, touch D.
  • Page 83: 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. Setting Details MANUAL SETTING Recording settings can be adjusted manually. They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode.
  • Page 84: Light

    Menu Settings LIGHT REGISTER EVENT Turns on/off the light. Categorizes your videos according to events (such as "Travel", "Athletic Meet") by registering the file before recording. Setting Details Operating Details "Registering Files to Events Before Recording" (A P.30) Does not light up. AUTO Lights up automatically when the surrounding is dark.
  • Page 85: Zoom

    Menu Settings ZOOM GAIN UP Sets the maximum zoom ratio. Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark places. Setting Details Setting Details 39x/OPTICAL Enables zooming up to 39x. Deactivates the function. 45x/DYNAMIC Enables zooming up to 45x. Electrically brightens the scene when it is dark.
  • Page 86: Time-lapse Recording

    Menu Settings TIME-LAPSE RECORDING WIND CUT This function enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a Reduces the noise caused by wind. long period to be shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a cer- Setting Details tain interval.
  • Page 87: 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. Setting Details MANUAL SETTING Recording settings can be adjusted manually. They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode.
  • Page 88: Light

    Menu Settings LIGHT SELF-TIMER Turns on/off the light. It is convenient to use the 10-second self-timer when taking a group pho- Setting Details Using the 2-second self-timer also helps to prevent camera shake caused Does not light up. by pressing the SNAPSHOT button. Setting Details AUTO...
  • Page 89: Shutter Mode

    Menu Settings SHUTTER MODE IMAGE QUALITY Continuous shooting settings can be adjusted. Sets the image quality. Setting Details Setting Details RECORD Records one still image. FINE Enables recording in high picture quality, but number of ONE SHOT recordable images becomes lesser. CONTINU- Records still images continuously while the SNAPSHOT STANDARD...
  • Page 90: Gain Up

    Menu Settings GAIN UP Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark places. Setting Details Deactivates the function. Electrically brightens the scene when it is dark. Memo: Setting can be adjusted separately for videos. ● "GAIN UP(Video)" (A P.85) Displaying the Item Select still image mode.
  • Page 91: Manual Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Manual Settings Menu Recording settings can be adjusted manually. Memo: They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode. ● Setting Details SCENE SELECT Settings to suit the shooting condition can be selected. "Scene Selection" (A P.25) FOCUS Focus can be adjusted manually.
  • Page 92: Playback Menu (video)

    Menu Settings Playback Menu (Video) You can delete or look for specific videos. Setting Details DELETE Deletes unwanted videos. "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.45) "Deleting Selected Files" (A P.46) "Deleting All Files" (A P.47) PICTURE TITLE Create a playlist simply by selecting a recording date and a title screen from the list. "Creating a Playlist with Title"...
  • Page 93: Delete

    Menu Settings DELETE EDIT Deletes unwanted videos. You can perform operations such as copying or protecting videos. Operating Details Setting Details "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.45) "Deleting Selected Files" (A P.46) COPY Copies files to another media. "Copying All Files" (A P.62) "Deleting All Files"...
  • Page 94: On-screen Display

    Menu Settings ON-SCREEN DISPLAY Sets whether to show on-screen displays such as icons during playback. Setting Details No display at all. DISPLAY ALL Displays everything. DISPLAY DATE Displays the date only. ONLY Displaying the Item Select the playback mode. Select video mode. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 95: Playback Menu (still Image)

    Menu Settings Playback Menu (Still Image) You can delete or look for specific still images. Setting Details DELETE Deletes unwanted still images. "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.45) "Deleting Selected Files" (A P.46) "Deleting All Files" (A P.47) SEARCH DATE You can search and play videos or still images according to recording dates.
  • Page 96: Slide Show Effects

    Menu Settings SLIDE SHOW EFFECTS ON-SCREEN DISPLAY Effects can be added to the transitions in slideshow playback. Sets whether to show on-screen displays such as icons during playback. Setting Details Setting Details SLIDE Switches the screen by sliding in from right to left. No display at all.
  • Page 97: Display Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Display Settings Menu You can adjust various display settings such as the LCD monitor's brightness, etc. Setting Details DATE DISPLAY STYLE Sets the order of year, month, day and the time display format (24H/12H). "DATE DISPLAY STYLE" (A P.97) MONITOR BRIGHTNESS Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 98: Monitor Brightness

    Menu Settings MONITOR BRIGHTNESS LCD BACKLIGHT Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor. Sets the brightness of the backlight of the monitor. Setting Details Touch D to display the menu. BRIGHTER Brightens the backlight of the monitor regardless of the surrounding conditions.
  • Page 99: Basic Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Basic Settings Menu You can adjust various camera settings such as operation sound, etc. Setting Details DEMO MODE Introduces the special features of this unit in digest form. "DEMO MODE" (A P.100) AUTO POWER OFF Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set. "AUTO POWER OFF"...
  • Page 100: Demo Mode

    Menu Settings DEMO MODE AUTO POWER OFF Starts playback of the demo mode which introduces the features of this Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set. unit. Setting Details Setting Details Power is not turned off even if this unit is not operated Deactivates the function.
  • Page 101: Operation Sound

    Menu Settings OPERATION SOUND RECORD BUTTON Turns on or off the operation sound. Displays the "REC" button on the LCD monitor and enables it to be used as the START/STOP button. Setting Details Setting Details Turns off the operation sound. No display.
  • Page 102: Quick Restart

    Menu Settings QUICK RESTART DROP DETECTION Enables recording to be performed immediately when the LCD monitor is Prevents damage to the HDD when this unit is dropped. opened. Setting Details Setting Details Deactivates the function. Deactivates the function. Stops recordings and playbacks when this unit is dropped Enables the power to turn on quickly when the LCD monitor to prevent damage to the HDD.
  • Page 103: Update

    Menu Settings 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.) FACTORY PRESET Returns all the settings to their default values.
  • Page 104: Connection Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Connection Settings Menu You can adjust various settings for connecting to a TV or DVD recorder. Setting Details DISPLAY ON TV Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen. "DISPLAY ON TV" (A P.104) VIDEO OUTPUT Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV. "VIDEO OUTPUT"...
  • Page 105: Media Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Media Settings Menu You can perform various settings for the recording media. Setting Details REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO Sets the recording/playback media of videos. "REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO" (A P.105) REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE Sets the recording/playback media of still images. "REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE"...
  • Page 106: Format Hdd

    Menu Settings FORMAT HDD FORMAT SD CARD Deletes all files on the HDD. Deletes all files on the microSD card. Setting Details Setting Details FILE Deletes all files on the HDD. FILE Deletes all files on the microSD card. FILE + Deletes all files on the HDD and resets the folder and FILE + MANAGE- Deletes all files on the microSD card and resets...
  • Page 107: Delete Data On Hdd

    Menu Settings DELETE DATA ON HDD Execute this process when disposing of this unit or passing it to another person. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MEDIA SETTINGS” and touch C. Select “DELETE DATA ON HDD” and touch C. Select “YES”...
  • Page 108: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Front Rear Lens/Lens Cover Zoom/Volume Lever Do not touch the lens and lens cover. ● During shooting: Adjusts the shooting range. ● During playback (index screen): Changes the number of images to dis- ● Light play. Turn on the light when shooting in dark places. ●...
  • Page 109: Bottom

    Names of Parts Bottom Interior Tripod Mounting Hole Speaker "Tripod Mounting" (A P.17) Outputs audio sound during video playback. ● microSD Card Slot L (Play) Button Insert an optional microSD card. ● Switches between the recording and playback modes. ● "Inserting a microSD Card"...
  • Page 110: Lcd Monitor

    Names of Parts LCD Monitor Slider LASER TOUCH OPERATION Selects items or images from the menu or index screen. ● "Using the Operation Buttons" (A P.16) LCD Monitor Turns the power on/off by opening and closing. ● Enables self-portraits to be taken by rotating the monitor. ●...
  • Page 111: Indications On The Lcd Monitor

    Indications on the LCD monitor Common Recording Indications Video Recording Video Mode Recording Mode "Interior" (A P.109) "Taking Videos in Auto Mode" (A P.19) "Manual Recording" (A P.24) Time-Lapse Recording Effect "Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING)" (A P.32) "Recording with Effects" (A P.29) Video Quality Scene Select "VIDEO QUALITY"...
  • Page 112: Still Image Recording

    Indications on the LCD monitor Still Image Recording Video Playback Video Mode "Interior" (A P.109) Still Image Mode "Interior" (A P.109) Time-Lapse Recording "Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING)" (A P.32) Focus "Taking Still Images in Auto Mode" (A P.23) Playlist Playback "Playing Back Playlists"...
  • Page 113: Still Image Playback

    Indications on the LCD monitor Still Image Playback Still Image Mode "Interior" (A P.109) Folder Number File Number Operation Indicator "Playing Back Still Images" (A P.39) Media "REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE" (A P.105) Battery Indicator "Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power" (A P.35) Date/Time "Clock Setting"...
  • Page 114: Troubleshooting

    Set to the recording mode with the L (Play) Button. "Interior" (A P.109) swab or something similar. If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and performance can not be guaranteed. Be sure to use JVC battery packs. Recording stops automatically.
  • Page 115: Card

    Troubleshooting Card Playback Cannot insert the microSD card. Sound or video is interrupted. Make sure not to insert the card in the wrong direction. Sometimes playback is interrupted at the connecting section between two "Inserting a microSD Card" (A P.13) scenes.
  • Page 116: Editing/copying

    Troubleshooting Editing/Copying Unable to dub to a Blu-ray recorder. Unable to copy files to the PC's HDD. Dubbing cannot be performed by connecting this camcorder to a Blu-ray Connect the USB cable correctly. "Backing Up All Files" (A P.76) recorder with a USB cable. Connect and dub using the supplied AV ca- ble.
  • Page 117: Screen/image

    The recorded subject is too bright. It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or oth- er recording media for storage. JVC will not be responsible for any lost Set the backlight compensation to “OFF” if it is being used.
  • Page 118: Error Message

    (If the message still appears, the clock battery is exhaus- POWER IS OFF, OR USB DEVICE IS UNSUPPORTED ted. Consult your nearest JVC dealer.) "Clock Setting" (A P.14) Turn on the power of the connected USB device.
  • Page 119: 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. ●...
  • Page 120: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Still Image Item Details Item Details Power supply Using AC adapter: DC 5.2 V Format JPEG standard Using battery pack: DC 3.6 V Extension .JPG Power con- 1.8 W (when “LIGHT” is set to “OFF” and “LCD Image size 832 ×...

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