JVC GY-DV5100 Instructions Manual
JVC GY-DV5100 Instructions Manual

JVC GY-DV5100 Instructions Manual

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DV CAMCORDER
DV CAMKORDER
CAMESCOPE DV
CÁMARA DE VÍDEO DIGITAL
VIDEOCAMERA DIGITALE
GY-DV5100
GY-DV5101
* The illustration shows the GY-DV5100/GY-DV5101 DV Camcorder with the optional lens, viewfinder and Microphone attached.
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before operating
this unit, please read the instructions carefully to ensure the
best possible performance.
INSTRUCTIONS
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
MANUEL D'INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCCIONES
ISTRUZIONI
INTRODUCTION
CONTROLS,
INDICATORS AND
CONNECTORS
BASIC SYSTEM
CONNECTIONS AND
ADJUSTMENTS
POWER SUPPLY
PREPARATIONS
SETTING AND
ADJUSTMENTS
BEFORE SHOOTING
SHOOTING
OPERATION
PLAYBACK MODE
USING EXTERNAL
COMPONENTS
TIME CODE
OPERATION
MENU SCREENS
FEATURES OF THE
CAMERA SECTION
OTHERS
LWT0231-001A-H

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  • Page 1 FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION OTHERS * The illustration shows the GY-DV5100/GY-DV5101 DV Camcorder with the optional lens, viewfinder and Microphone attached. Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before operating this unit, please read the instructions carefully to ensure the best possible performance.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Thank you for purchasing the JVC GY-DV5100/GY-DV5101 DV Camcorder. These instructions are for the GY-DV5100E and GY-DV5101E. The text mainly deals with the GY-DV5100E. Explanations concerning unique GY-DV5101E functions are set off by the (GY-DV5101 only) notice. (DV signal input is possible with the GY-DV5101E.) These instructions are for the GY-DV5100E and GY-DV5101E.
  • Page 3 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. This unit should be used with 12V DC only. CAUTION: To prevent electric shocks and fire hazards, do NOT use any other power source.
  • Page 4: Main Features

    ● The transient section between scenes recorded on other Other use may infringe on the rights of copyright holders. ● JVC cannot assume liabilities that may derive from the units and those recorded on this unit may appear impossibility of normal recording or playback of video or disturbed.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 7. SHOOTING OPERATION INTRODUCTION 7-1 Basic Recording Operation ........54 7-2 Searching for Recorded Scenes (Edit Search) ..56 7-3 If the Record-Standby Mode Continues ....57 MAIN FEATURES ............... 4 7-4 Checking Recorded Contents in Record-Standby Mode (Recording Check Function) ......57 1.
  • Page 6: Introduction

    1. INTRODUCTION 1-1 Precautions for Proper Use ● Supply voltage ● Do not insert an object other than a videocassette in the Make sure that the power is between 11 V and 15 V DC. If cassette insertion slot. Be sure to close the cassette cover the power voltage is too low, abnormal colour and increased when the unit is not to be used for a long period.
  • Page 7: Routine And Periodical Maintenance

    1-2 Routine and Periodical Maintenance The GY-DV5100 incorporates precision mechanical parts, which will collect dirt, wear out and deteriorate as the unit is used. After the unit has been used for a long period even in a normal environment, the heads, drums and tape transport mechanisms also collect dirt.
  • Page 8: Videocassette To Be Used

    – – 1-5 Battery Pack to be Used The GY-DV5100 can use any of the following battery packs. * An Anton-Bauer battery pack cannot be connected directly ● Flat shape type to the camera. It is necessary to mount the optional battery ●...
  • Page 9: Condensation

    1. INTRODUCTION 1-6 Condensation ● If the unit has been cooled down in a cold place and is then ● “CONDENSATION ON DRUM” is displayed on the LCD carried to a warm place, the moisture contained in the warm monitor and in the viewfinder when condensation occurs in air may adhere to the head drum or tape guides and be cooled this unit.
  • Page 10: Controls, Indicators And Connectors

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-1 Front Section [LENS] Lens control connector Connect 12-pin lens control cable from lens here. Pin No. Function Pin No. Function Return switch Iris position VTR trigger IRIS A/R INPUT EXTENDER position Lens AUTO/MANU control ZOOM position IRIS control —...
  • Page 11 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS [AUTO WHITE/ACCU FOCUS] switch White Balance: ● First, position a white object to occupy 80% of the centre of the screen. ● When the WHT.BAL switch on page 14 is set to A or B, setting this switch to the upper position (“AUTO WHITE”) will provide automatic adjustment for white balance.
  • Page 12: Right Side Section

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-2 Right Side Section [Camera Setting Section] EDITSEARCH MONITOR FILTER 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K 1 64 / ND STATUS SHUTTER MENU AUDIO LEVE AUTO IRIS FULL AUTO BLACK LOLUX CH-1 CH-2 MODE BACK L STRETCH NORMAL NORMAL SPOT L...
  • Page 13 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS [AUTO IRIS] Auto iris level switch [VTR] VTR mode indicator This switch selects the automatic iris adjustment reference This indicator lights when the camera is in the VTR mode. To perform VTR playback or to input the DV signal from the value according to the condition in which the camera is used.
  • Page 14 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-2 Right Side Section (Cont’d) EDITSEARCH MONITOR FILTER 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K 1 64 / ND STATUS SHUTTER MENU AUDIO LEVE AUTO IRIS FULL AUTO BLACK LOLUX CH-1 CH-2 MODE BACK L STRETCH NORMAL NORMAL SPOT L COMPRESS POWER...
  • Page 15 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY AUDIO PULL LEVEL OPEN OPEN FRONT REAR EDITSEARCH MONITOR CH-1 CH-2 CH-1 CH-2 FILTER 3200K AUDIO IN 5600K 5600K AUDIO SELECT 5600K 1 64 / ND CH-1 CH-2 STATUS AUTO SHUTTER MANUAL LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY MENU...
  • Page 16 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-2 Right Side Section (Cont’d) 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K 1 64 / ND STATUS SHUTTER LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY MENU CH-1 : The CH1 channel audio is output. AUDIO PULL LEVEL OPEN FRONT REAR AUTO IRIS FULL AUTO BLACK LOLUX...
  • Page 17: Left Side Section

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-3 Left Side Section PUSH FRONT MIC IN LINE OUT CH-1 LENS Y/C OUT MONITOR OUT CH-2 e w q [MONITOR OUT] Monitor output connector (BNC) [CH1/CH2 LINE OUT] CH1/CH2 line output con- ● Composite video signal output connector. nector (RCA) Camera mode: The camera image is output.
  • Page 18: Top Section

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-4 Top Section BLANK SEARCH STOP PLAY STILL !0 o y Cassette cover [PLAY] button The cassette cover can be opened by sliding the OPEN Press to start playback. During still picture playback and knob .
  • Page 19: Rear Section

    [TALLY] Tally lamp ● The volume of the alarm sound is set with the ALARM This lamp lights up when the GY-DV5100 enters the record VR LEVEL item on the OTHERS (2/2) menu screen. mode. It blinks during the transition to the record mode.
  • Page 20 BREAKER button before turning the power ON again to put the camera in the operating status. If the unit still does not work normally, please consult the person in charge of professional video equipment at your nearest JVC-authorized service agent. E-20...
  • Page 21: Indications On The Lcd Monitor And In The Viewfinder

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-6 Indications on the LCD Monitor and in the Viewfinder In addition to showing the EE image and the playback picture, the LCD monitor and viewfinder are also used for the following character displays. To show characters on the LCD monitor, press the DISPLAY button briefly. ■...
  • Page 22 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-6 Indications on the LCD Monitor and in the Viewfinder (Cont’d) ■ Status Screens in the Camera Mode 00:00:00:00 FULL AUTO 20min GAIN 9dB( L : 0 M : 9 H : 1 8 ) SHUTTER 1/1000 SKIN AREA...
  • Page 23 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 9 Event Indication When the Gain or Shutter Speed is changed manually, the setting condition is displayed for about 3 seconds at the time the change is made. Setting Condition Contents of Indications When the gain value is changed GAIN –3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB.
  • Page 24 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-6 Indications on the LCD Monitor and in the Viewfinder (Cont’d) Item Contents VTR mode indication STBY : In record standby mode (record-pause mode) : During recording ED.FWD : Edit search in forward direction ED.REV : Edit search in reverse direction PLAY : During playback : During fast forward...
  • Page 25 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS ■ Status Screen in VTR MODE 00:00:00:00 20min Event display area 12.2V PLAY 01/02/03 AM01:23:45 Item Contents Indication of Time Code (TC)/User’s Bits (UB) In the playback mode, the recorded time code (hour, minute, second, frame) is displayed.
  • Page 26 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-6 Indications on the LCD Monitor and in the Viewfinder (Cont’d) ■ Magnified Status Indications on the LCD Monitor The characters on the status screens can be showed alone in magnified size on the LCD monitor. OVER ∞...
  • Page 27 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS ■ Alarm Message Display ● The following alarm messages are displayed while the Status (0, 1, 3) screen is shown in the Camera mode, or a status screen is shown in the VTR mode. If an alarm is generated while the Status 2 screen is shown, the Status 0 screen returns to display the alarm.
  • Page 28 2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-6 Indications on the LCD Monitor and in the Viewfinder (Cont’d) ■ Auto White Balance Indication (Camera mode only) The AUTO WHITE indication and the result of the operation are displayed during the auto white balance adjustment operation. ☞...
  • Page 29: Zoom Lens (Optional)

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-7 ZOOM Lens (Optional) [S14 x 7.3B12U] IRIS mode switch A : Activates the auto iris feature. M : Allows manual iris control. Momentary auto iris button When the IRIS MODE switch is at “M”, pushing this button activates the Auto Iris Function while it is held down only.
  • Page 30: Inch Viewfinder (Optional)

    2. CONTROLS, INDICATORS AND CONNECTORS 2-8 1.5-Inch Viewfinder (Optional) [VF-P115B] Stopper screw This screw prevents the viewfinder from coming off the camera. Mounting guide To attach on the camera. Connector Connect to the camera. [CONT] contrast adjustment To adjust the contours of the viewfinder image. [BRIGHT] brightness adjustment To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder.
  • Page 31: Basic System Connections And Adjustments

    Please use the Focus Manual Unit (FMM-8, CHF-3, CFC-12-990) manufactured by Fujinon. The optional service parts are required to attach the SHOULDER BELT. 1. PIN (SC46310-001) × 2. SPACER (SC46311-001) × For details, please consult your JVC authorized dealer. E-31...
  • Page 32: Attaching The Zoom Lens

    Hole back focus. ● Set the GY-DV5100’s power switch to “OFF” before the zoom lens is attached or detached. When unplugging the cable connector, first remove the lens itself. Then grasp this portion and pull out.
  • Page 33: Attaching The Microphone (Provided)

    3. BASIC SYSTEM CONNECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS 3-4 Attaching the Microphone (Provided) Connect the provided microphone to the viewfinder. The 1.3. provided microphone is a phantom microphone. Loosen the stopper screw on the viewfinder. Attach the microphone to the attachment guide on the viewfinder as illustrated.
  • Page 34: Attaching The Tripod Base (Provided)

    3. BASIC SYSTEM CONNECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS 3-6 Attaching the Tripod Base (Provided) Use the provided tripod base to place the camera on a tripod. Attach the tripod base on the tripod by using the hole that balances the unit most optimally. While pushing the safety lever, pull the lock lever toward the front until the front mount clip clicks into place.
  • Page 35: Power Supply

    DC power is applied. Then switch ON again. ● If the GY-DV5100 is left with the battery pack attached, a small amount of power is consumed even if the POWER switch on the GY-DV5100 is set to OFF. Remove the battery pack when the GY-DV5100 is not going to be used.
  • Page 36 4. POWER SUPPLY 4-2 Battery Pack Operation (Optional) (Cont’d) Using a Flat Shape Type Battery Pack (optional) Attaching a Flat Shape Type Battery Pack Open the battery case cover while pushing the lock release lever. Insert the battery pack into the battery case with its electrodes facing the unit.
  • Page 37 To use an Anton-Bauer battery pack (DIONIC 90, Propack 13/14, Trimpack 13/14, Magnum 13/14, Compack 13/14 Series), it is necessary to detach the battery case from the GY-DV5100 and replace it with the Anton-Bauer battery holder. Use the following battery holder.
  • Page 38: Remaining Battery Power Display

    ■ BACK TALLY lamp on camera: Blinks ■ Monitoring loudspeaker and PHONES jack: Alarm sound LOW VOLTAGE After the remaining battery power warnings appear, the 10.5V GY-DV5100 automatically stops operation if the battery power operation is continued. Battery lamp BATT ALARM...
  • Page 39: Preparations

    STOP. VTR mode The GY-DV5100 enters the VTR mode. The camera image will not be displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor. When a videocassette is loaded, the GY-DV5100 enters the stop mode.
  • Page 40: Cassette Loading And Unloading

    Cassette cover ● A cassette cannot be loaded or unloaded while the GY-DV5100 is in POWER OFF mode. ● Use a standard DV videocassette or a MiniDV videocassette. ● Press at the center portion of the cassette back and insert the cassette tape straight into the slot.
  • Page 41 5. PREPARATIONS OPEN knob Cassette cover EJECT button Cassette cover Unloading the Cassette Set the POWER switch to ON. Slide the OPEN knob to the side to open the cassette cover. Press the EJECT button. Tape ejection starts. MEMO: ● It takes a few seconds before the cassette is ejected after the EJECT button is pressed.
  • Page 42: Viewing The Lcd Monitor

    5. PREPARATIONS 5-3 Viewing the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor’s orientation, angle, and brightness, etc. can be changed. LCD lock and release knob LCD monitor ■ Opening the LCD monitor Slide the LCD lock and release knob toward the rear section to open the LCD monitor.
  • Page 43: Setting, Displaying And Recording The Date And Time

    5. PREPARATIONS 5-4 Setting, Displaying and Recording the Date and Time The date and time of the built-in clock should be set. Powered by the built-in backup battery the set date and time data continue to count even when the power is switched off. ●...
  • Page 44 5. PREPARATIONS 5-4 Setting, Displaying and Recording the Date and Time (Cont’d) Display the screen for setting the date and time. TIME/DATE menu screen Rotate the SHUTTER dial to align the cursor ( ) with the ––– TIME/DATE ––– CLOCK ADJUST item, and then press the SHUTTER dial. DISPLAY ●...
  • Page 45: Displaying The Time And Date On The Screen

    5. PREPARATIONS Displaying the Time and Date on the Screen Whether or not the time and date should be displayed on the screen and how to display them are set on the TIME/DATE menu screen. TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen Display the TIME/DATE menu screen. –––...
  • Page 46: Charging The Built-In Battery

    In this case, recharge the built-in battery and then set the date and time and time code data again. However, it is possible to use the GY-DV5100 even if the bulit-in battery is discharged but the date and time and time code data cannot be recorded.
  • Page 47: Setting And Adjustments Before Shooting

    6. SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING 6-1 Camera Settings POWER SUPPLY 1 First place a charged battery pack in the battery case on the rear section of the unit. If battery pack is not used, connect DC power to the DC INPUT connector on the OPEN EDITSEARCH rear section of the unit using the AC power adapter (AA-...
  • Page 48: Viewfinder Adjustment

    Colour video monitor Connect a colour video monitor to the MONITOR OUT connector of the GY-DV5100. Set the COLOR BARS/CAMERA/AUTO KNEE switch to BARS to output the colour bar signal (EBU type colour bars).
  • Page 49: Back Focus Adjustment

    6. SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING 6-5 Back Focus Adjustment It is only necessary to perform this when the lens is attached 4. 6. for the first time or when focusing is not correct in both the telephoto and wide-angle positions. It is easier to adjust back focus when the subject is more than 3 meters from the camera.
  • Page 50: White Balance Adjustment

    6. SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING 6-6 White Balance Adjustment Since the colour of light (colour temperature) varies depending on the light source, it is necessary to re-adjust the white balance when the main light source illuminating the subject changes. Note: When a subject illuminated by a halogen lamp with a colour temperature of 3,200K is shot while the colour temperature conversion filter setting is set to 5,600K, 5,600K+1/8 ND, or 5,600K+1/64 ND, a proper white balance adjustment and (FAW)
  • Page 51: Audio Input Signal Selection

    IN (LINE/MIC) switch ■ Selecting the REAR AUDIO IN connector The GY-DV5100 is provided with the FRONT MIC IN connector and the REAR AUDIO IN connector for audio input. Select the sound to be input to the REAR AUDIO IN connector Two channels of sound can be recorded on the tape in digital using the REAR AUDIO IN (LINE/MIC) switch.
  • Page 52: Recording Level Adjustment

    6. SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING 6-8 Recording Level Adjustment LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY OPEN AUDIO EDITSEARCH PULL MONITOR LEVEL OPEN FILTER FRONT 3200K 5600K REAR 5600K CH-1 CH-2 5600K 1 64 / ND CH-1 CH-2 STATUS SHUTTER AUDIO IN AUDIO SELECT LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY MENU...
  • Page 53: Monitoring Audio During Recording

    6. SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING 6-9 Monitoring Audio during Recording MONITOR SELECT switch LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY MONITOR SELECT COUNTER CH-1 FRONT CH-2 REAR AUDIO CH-1 CH-2 CH-1 CH-2 LEVEL AUDIO IN REAR OPEN AUDIO SELECT AUDIO IN FRONT MIC +48V TC GENE.
  • Page 54: Shooting Operation

    7-1 Basic Recording Operation OPEN knob Set the POWER switch to ON. ● Power is supplied to the unit. The CAM indicator lights up. The GY-DV5100 is in the Camera mode when the CAM indicator is on. OPEN EDITSEARCH MONITOR...
  • Page 55 ● If the VTR trigger button is pressed very quickly and repeatedly, or the POWER switch is moved immediately after the trigger button is pressed, the viewfinder REC indicator lamp may blink and the GY-DV5100 may not enter the record mode. To remedy this condition set the POWER switch to OFF and wait for 5 seconds or more before turning the power on again.
  • Page 56: Searching For Recorded Scenes (Edit Search)

    7. SHOOTING OPERATION 7-2 Searching for Recorded Scenes (Edit Search) In the record-standby mode, it is possible to search for a scene when you want to check the recorded scene or continue recording from the scene. EDIT SEARCH EDIT SEARCH OPEN + button EDITSEARCH...
  • Page 57: If The Record-Standby Mode Continues

    STOP 01/02/03 AM01:23:45 VTR mode indication 7-4 Checking Recorded Contents in Record-Standby Mode (Recording Check Function) This function is available only when the GY-DV5100 is in the RET button standby mode. In the record-standby mode, approximately 5 seconds of the last recorded portion can be played back.
  • Page 58: Header Rec Function

    7. SHOOTING OPERATION 7-5 HEADER REC Function When the VTR trigger button is pressed while the STOP button is pressed, this function first records the colour bar video and the test tone (1 kHz sine-wave) of the built-in signal generator at the beginning of the tape. Then it records the black video signal and the mute audio signal for the duration specified in advance.
  • Page 59 7. SHOOTING OPERATION ■ How to set the HEADER REC menu screen Display the HEADER REC menu screen. Press the STATUS button for 1 second or longer to display HEADER REC menu screen the TOP MENU screen. Use the SHUTTER dial to select TC/UB/CLOCK menu →...
  • Page 60: Recording The Colour Bars

    7. SHOOTING OPERATION 7-6 Recording the Colour Bars OUTPUT switch OPEN EDITSEARCH MONITOR FILTER 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K 1 64 / ND STATUS SHUTTER POWER LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY MENU AUDIO PULL LEVEL OPEN FRONT REAR AUTO IRIS FULL AUTO BLACK LOLUX CH-1 CH-2...
  • Page 61: Playback Mode

    POWER switch MODE switch MEMO: MEMO: ● The GY-DV5100 can play back the following three types ● In the VTR mode, the camera image is not output on the of videocassettes: LCD monitor, in the viewfinder or through the video output •...
  • Page 62: Fast-Forward, Rewind

    8. PLAYBACK MODE BLANK SEARCH STOP PLAY STILL OPEN EDITSEARCH MONITOR FILTER 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K 1 64 / ND STATUS SHUTTER LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY MENU AUDIO PULL LEVEL OPEN FRONT REAR AUTO IRIS FULL AUTO BLACK LOLUX CH-1 CH-2 CH-1 CH-2 MODE...
  • Page 63: Variable Slow Playback

    8. PLAYBACK MODE 8-5 Variable Slow Playback EDIT SEARCH EDIT SEARCH + button OPEN EDITSEARCH MONITOR FILTER 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K 1 64 / ND STATUS SHUTTER LCD BRIGHT DISPLAY EDIT SEARCH MENU AUDIO PULL LEVEL OPEN FRONT REAR AUTO IRIS FULL AUTO BLACK LOLUX...
  • Page 64: Outputting Ch-3, Ch-4 Channel Audio

    CH-1 and CH-2. (4-channel recording is possible in the case of DV input. (GY-DV5101 only)) When the GY-DV5100 is used for playback of a tape that was recorded on another unit with audio recorded on the CH-3 and CH- 4 channels, the AUDIO SELECT item on the AUDIO menu screen must be set.
  • Page 65: Using External Components

    9. USING EXTERNAL COMPONENTS 9-1 Connecting a Video Component with DV Connector Connecting the GY-DV5100 to another video component equipped with DV I/O connector (IEEE1394 standard) using a DV cable (optional) enables dubbing of digital signals with high picture quality and high-quality sound.
  • Page 66 Backup Recording of the GY-DV5100’s Camera Image and Sound Through the DV Connector The GY-DV5100’s camera image and sound can be recorded for backup on another component that is equipped with DV connector. Recording operation is performed on the backup equipment simultaneously with performance of the recording operations on the GY-DV5100.
  • Page 67: Time Code Operation

    10. TIME CODE OPERATION The GY-DV5100 records EBU-standard time codes and user’s bits. In the play mode or the record mode, the reproduced time codes or user’s bits are shown on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. ● Time code data cannot be output through the unit’s connectors.
  • Page 68: Presetting And Recording Of Time Code

    10. TIME CODE OPERATION 10-2 Presetting and Recording of Time Code The time codes from the internal time code generator can be recorded at the time of recording scenes. Whether or not user’s bit data should be recorded can be selected with the UB REC item on the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen. To preset the Time Code, make the following settings.
  • Page 69: Time Code Presetting Procedure

    10. TIME CODE OPERATION TIME CODE PRESETTING PROCEDURE The time code and user’s bit data are preset on the TC/UB/ CLOCK menu screen. Display the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen. 1 Press the Status button for 1 second or more to display OPEN the TOP MENU screen.
  • Page 70: Recording Time Codes In Continuation Of Time Codes Recorded On Tape

    TC GENE switch 10-4 Reproducing Time Codes The GY-DV5100 incorporates a time code reader. During playback, the time code or user’s bit data recorded on the tape is displayed on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. (Status screen) Setting Playback time code indication ☞...
  • Page 71: Menu Screens

    The FILE MANAGE menu screen can be used to store the menu setting contents in two types of files (FILE A, FILE B) on the GY-DV5100. When saving menu setting contents that remain more or less fixed, these are stored in FILE A or FILE B. A saved file (FILE A or B) can be read out on the FILE MANAGE menu screen.
  • Page 72: Setting Menu Screens

    CH-1 CH-2 SPOT L COMPRESS AUTO MANUAL Set the mode of the GY-DV5100 with the MODE switch. (Camera mode or VTR mode) POWER Press the STATUS button for 1 second or longer. ● The TOP MENU screen appears. STATUS button Select the menu screen to be set.
  • Page 73: File Manage Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-3 FILE MANAGE Menu Screen The FILE MANAGE menu screen is used to perform the following tasks. ● Storing menu setting contents in two types of files (A, B). When saving menu setting contents that remain more or less fixed, these are stored in A or B. ●...
  • Page 74: Top Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-4 TOP MENU Screen Different menu screens are displayed depending on whether the GY-DV5100 is in the Camera mode or in the VTR mode. In the VTR mode, the CAMERA OPERATION and CAMERA PROCESS menu screens are not displayed.
  • Page 75: Camera Operation Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-5 CAMERA OPERATION Menu Screen The CAMERA OPERATION menu screen is only displayed in the Camera mode. Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting SHUTTER The SHUTTER button on the right side section is used to select STEP for STEP STEP fixed shutter speed or V.SCAN variable scanning rate for shooting computer...
  • Page 76: Camera Process Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-6 CAMERA PROCESS MENU Screen The CAMERA PROCESS menu screen is only displayed in the Camera mode. Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting MASTER Adjusts the pedestal level (master black), which is the reference of black. MAX (10) NORMAL ●...
  • Page 77 11. MENU SCREENS Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting SKIN DTL. Sets the Skin Detail function to ON or OFF. DETECT ON :Skin Detail function activated. OFF :Skin Detail function not activated. ☞ See “Using the Skin Detail Function” on page 95. V.
  • Page 78: Advanced Process Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-7 ADVANCED PROCESS Screen Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting CINE MODE When set to ON, produces gamma curve close to the picture characteristics of movies. COLOR Used to set the colour matrix. When set to ON, colour reproduction STANDARD MATRIX becomes good.
  • Page 79: Skin Color Adjust Screen

    48K : Recording is performed with 16-bit, 48 kHz sampling frequency * The DV format offers recording tracks for up to 4 channel when using 12-bit, 32 kHz sampling. The GY-DV5100 records two of these track. The GY-DV5100 does not allow after-recording.
  • Page 80 : To simultaneously reproduce the sound of all four channels. CH3/4 : To reproduce the sound of the CH-3 and CH-4 channels. MEMO: The GY-DV5100 does not allow after-recording on the CH-3 and CH- 4 channels. AUDIO Selects whether stereo sound or mixed sound is output from the PHONES...
  • Page 81: Lcd/Vf Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-10 LCD/VF Menu Screen The LCD/VF menu screen consists of two screens. (1/2 screen, 2/2 screen) ■ LCD/VF (1/2) Menu Screen Settings can be made on the LCD/VF (1/2) menu screen only in the Camera mode. Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting ZEBRA...
  • Page 82 10%. ● Remaining battery levels in [min] and [%] can be selected when an Anton-Bauer Battery Holder (QR JVC DIGI) is attached. Remaining battery level is shown automatically in [V] when using other battery holders.
  • Page 83: Tc/Ub/Clock Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-11 TC/UB/CLOCK Menu Screen Time codes and user’s bits can be set on this screen. Date and time is set on the screen that can be reached from this screen. Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting TC PRESET To preset the time code, align the cursor with this position and then press EXECUTE EXECUTE...
  • Page 84: Header Rec Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-12 HEADER REC Menu Screen The HEADER REC menu screen is used for settings related to the HEADER REC function. (☞ page 58) Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting START KEY Sets whether the HEADER REC operation should be executed when STOP+VTR DISABLE the VTR trigger button is pressed while the STOP button is pressed.
  • Page 85: Time/Date Menu Screen

    11. MENU SCREENS 11-13 TIME/DATE Menu Screen Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting DISPLAY Sets whether the date and time are shown in the status display on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. OFF : Not displayed. ON : Displayed. ●...
  • Page 86: Others Menu Screen

    ON : On-screen-display Selects whether or not the VTR trigger command should be output through DV REC the DV connector. Set to ON when the GY-DV5100’s DV signal should be TRIGGER recorded on another component for backup. OFF : VTR trigger command is not output.
  • Page 87 11. MENU SCREENS ■ OTHERS (2/2) Menu Screen Item Function Variation Range Initial Setting ALARM VR Selects whether or not alarm sound is emitted and the volume of the MIDDLE LEVEL alarm sound. The alarm sound is output through the monitoring speaker and the MIDDLE PHONES jack.
  • Page 88: Features Of The Camera Section

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-1 Full-Time Auto White Balance (FAW) The FAW function adjusts the white balance ––– CAMERA OPERATION ––– value automatically as the lighting condition SHUTTER STEP changes. GAIN L GAIN M This mode is convenient when you have no time to adjust the GAIN H white balance or when the camera is moved frequently in and LOLUX GAIN...
  • Page 89: Iris (Brightness) Adjustment

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-2 IRIS (Brightness) Adjustment ADJUSTMENT OF LENS IRIS The lens iris can be adjusted using any of the following three methods. ● Automatic adjustment Iris ring Set the iris mode switch to “A” (Auto). The iris is adjusted automatically according to the brightness of the object.
  • Page 90: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-3 Adjusting the Shutter Speed Adjust the shutter speed to obtain special effects or when shooting scenes with slow-moving subjects. Setting ■ Set the SHUTTER item on the CAMERA OPERATION menu screen. STEP : The shutter speed is changed in fixed steps. OPEN EDITSEARCH MONITOR...
  • Page 91: Shooting The Screen Image On A Computer Monitor

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-4 Shooting the Screen Image on a Computer Monitor Outline The following operation allows the alignment of the shutter speed of the camera with the variable scanning rate of a computer monitor or display. Band When a computer monitor screen or display is shot with the camera, a bright horizontal line indicating excessive exposure...
  • Page 92: Gain (Sensitivity) Adjustment

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-5 Gain (Sensitivity) Adjustment The gain should be switched when the brightness is insufficient due to poor lighting conditions. GAIN SWITCHING This switch allows the gain to be boosted when the illumination GAIN switch of the subject is insufficient.
  • Page 93: Switch Setup According To Illumination And Subject

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-6 Switch Setup According to Illumination and Subject Various switch settings are performed to accommodate the conditions of the illumination and the subject when shooting. SWITCH FUNCTIONS 1AUTO IRIS LEVEL switch AUTO IRIS BLACK stretch/black This switch allows the reference value for the auto iris LEVEL switch compress switch...
  • Page 94: How To Use Skin Detail

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION 12-7 How to Use Skin Detail The contour emphasis in the skin colour areas of the video signal can be controlled and made to appear gentle and smooth. ■ Setting the Color and Range of the Skin Detail Function OPEN EDITSEARCH...
  • Page 95: Using The Skin Detail Function

    12. FEATURES OF THE CAMERA SECTION ■ Using the Skin Detail Function To use the skin detail function set on the SKIN COLOR ADJUST screen, select “ON” for the SKIN DTL DETECT item on the CAMERA PROCESS menu screen. While the Skin Detail function operates, the “SD” indicator is “SD”...
  • Page 96: Others

    13-1 Alarm Indications and Actions The GY-DV5100 displays messages on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder in the case of improper operation, notices on remaining battery power and tape and warnings in the case of abnormalities during VCR operation.
  • Page 97 In such a case, switch off the power once and switch it Warning DRUM MOTOR FAILURE on again, and then close the cassette cover before use. Error Code Error Details GY-DV5100 Operation Remedy 0201 Indicates dew formation Operation stops. All operations Leave the unit with the power ON,...
  • Page 98 13. OTHERS 13-1 Alarm Indications and Actions (Cont’d) ■ Viewfinder Warning Lamps BATTERY lamp This red lamp lights red under the following circumstances. Lights red : When the battery voltage becomes too low for the camera to operate. REC/ALARM lamp This lamp lights or blinks green under the following conditions.
  • Page 99: Troubleshooting

    The transient section between scenes recorded on other units and those recorded on the GY-DV5100 may appear disturbed. ● Is the CH1 FRONT VR item on the AUDIO menu screen set to “DISABLE”? If so, The front section’s audio level control...
  • Page 100: Hour Meter Display

    13. OTHERS 13-3 Hour Meter Display The GY-DV5100 can display the accumulated running time of the head drum in the HOUR METER item on the OTHERS (2/2) menu screen. Use this as a guide for periodical maintenance. ☞ See page 7.
  • Page 101: Specifications

    PCM audio (2 channels for recording) * Service parts number Frequency response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz (in 48 kHz mode) For details, consult your JVC dealer. Wow & flutter : Below measurable limit [Time Code System] Time code signal...
  • Page 102 YH16 × 7K12U, YH19 × 6.7K12U (CANON) AC power adapter : AA-P250 Microphone : MV-P615U, MV-P618U Microphone holder : KA-A50U Battery case : SCV2978-002 Anton-Bauer battery holder : QR JVC DIGI EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS (unit: mm) OPEN EDITSEARCH MONITOR FILTER 3200K 5600K 5600K 5600K...
  • Page 103 ® is a registered trademark owned by Victor Company of Japan, Limited. ® is a registered trademark in Japan, the U.S.A., the U.K. and many other countries. Printed in Thailand © 2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited LWT0231-001A-H...

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