JVC GZ-MG680 Instructions Manual

JVC GZ-MG680 Instructions Manual

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Dear Customers
Thank you for purchasing this camcorder.
Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions contained
in pages 6 and 7 to ensure safe use of
this product.


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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTIONS HARD DISK CAMCORDER GZ-MG680 GZ-MG630 Dear Customers Thank you for purchasing this camcorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in pages 6 and 7 to ensure safe use of this product. ENGLISH...
  • Page 2: Grip Adjustment

    To AC Outlet (110V to 240V) 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. Grip Adjustment Adjust the strap and fasten.
  • Page 3: Set The Date And Time

    Date/Time Setting Select the city closest to the area where you use Open the LCD monitor to the camcorder turn on the camcorder Power button LCD monitor Select [ON] if daylight Select [YES] within saving time is effective 10 seconds Slide your fi...
  • Page 4: Start Recording

    Video recording CAUTION Before recording an important scene, it is recommended to conduct a trial recording. Slide the mode switch to select (video) mode Select recording mode The mode changes when you press the button. The auto recording indicator appears. Start recording Remaining space on the hard disk...
  • Page 5: Playing Back

    Playing back Select playback mode The mode changes when you press the button. Select the desired fi le Index screen Select (Touch OK) Playback screen To perform operations such as forward search or reverse search ( p. 22) To view fi les on TV ( p.
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Dispose of used battery promptly. could lead to fi re or electric shock. Contact • Keep away from children. your JVC dealer. Do not attempt to repair the • Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fi re. malfunction yourself.
  • Page 7 Do not point the lens directly into the sun. This Remember that this camcorder is intended for can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the private consumer use only. malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a Any commercial use without proper permission risk of fi...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents GETTING STARTED EDITING Accessories ..........10 Managing Files ........26 Preparing the Remote Control ...... 11 Capturing a Still Image from a Video .... 26 Attaching the Core Filter to the USB Cable ... 11 Deleting Files ..........26 Index ............12 COPYING Tripod Mounting ..........
  • Page 9: Read This First

    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. Make a trial recording Before the actual recording of important data,...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Accessories BN-VF808U AP-V20M AC Adapter Power Cord Battery Pack AV Cable CR2025 RM-V751U USB Cable Remote Control Lithium Battery CD-ROM Pre-installed in the remote control. Core Filter NOTE Make sure to use the provided cables for connections. Do not use any other cables.
  • Page 11: Preparing The Remote Control

    Preparing the Remote Control A battery is included inside the remote control at the time of purchase. Remove the insulation sheet before use. Beam Effective Area To Reinsert the Battery Pull out the battery holder by pressing the lock Remote Sensor tab.
  • Page 12: Index

    Index NOTE • Be careful not to cover , and during shooting. • The LCD monitor can rotate 270°.
  • Page 13: Tripod Mounting

    Camcorder Remote Control Power Button Infrared Beam Transmitting Window GZ-MG680 ZOOM (T/W) Buttons (Zoom in/Out) HDMI Mini Connector ( p. 25) Up Button DISPLAY Button ( p. 15) Skip Backward Button Speaker Zoom Lever ( p. 21) Left Button Speaker Volume Control...
  • Page 14: Indications On Lcd Monitor

    EXPORT Mode Indicator ( p. 35) Selected Recording Mode Indicator Counter p. 24) Upload Mode Indicator ( p. 36) : Auto Mode Analog Input Indicator GZ-MG680 : Manual Mode Video Quality: (ULTRA FINE), (FINE), Effect Mode Indicator (NORMAL), (ECONOMY) Tele Macro Mode Indicator...
  • Page 15 Video Quality: (ULTRA FINE), (FINE), Battery Indicator (NORMAL), (ECONOMY) Date/Time ( p. 16) Counter Output with 1080p GZ-MG680 Playback Mode Playback Pause Forward Search Reverse Search : Forward Slow-Motion : Reverse Slow-Motion (The number on the left shows speed.) Battery Indicator Date/Time ( p.
  • Page 16: Necessary Settings Before Use

    Necessary Settings before Use To detach the battery pack Charging the Battery Pack Close the LCD monitor to turn off the camcorder. Attach the battery pack, then connect the AC adapter. NOTE • You can also use the camcorder with just the AC adapter.
  • Page 17: Language Setting

    Select [CLOCK SETTING]. Select the city closest to the area you are traveling. Select the city closest to the area where you use the camcorder. To return to the previous screen Select Selected area is highlighted To quit the screen Principal city of the Select [QUIT].
  • Page 18: Other Settings

    Other Settings To remove a microSD card Using a microSD Card Push the microSD card once. After the card comes out a little, pull it out. The camcorder is programmed to record on the built-in hard disk when it is shipped from NOTE the factory.
  • Page 19: Recording/Playback

    RECORDING/PLAYBACK Recording Files Video Recording Slide the mode switch to select Press PLAY/REC to select the (video) mode. recording mode. SNAPSHOT Press START/STOP to start recording. Approximate remaining time for recording You can also start/stop recording by selecting [REC] on the LCD monitor. (On-screen recording control) To stop recording To change the video quality...
  • Page 20: Still Image Recording

    Recording Files (Continued) Still Image Recording Slide the mode switch to select Press PLAY/REC to select the (still image) mode. recording mode. Press and hold SNAPSHOT halfway. indicator becomes green when the captured image is focused. Press SNAPSHOT fully to take a still image.
  • Page 21: Zooming

    Checking the Remaining Battery Zooming Power Preparation: • Select mode. mode: • Select the recording mode. Press INFO twice or INFO and then select Zoom out Zoom in mode: Press INFO. W: Wide angle T: Telephoto You can also zoom out/zoom in by selecting [W] or [T] on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 22: Playing Back Files

    Playing Back Files Video Playback Press PLAY/REC to select the Slide the mode switch to select playback mode. (video) mode. The index screen appears. Select the desired fi le. To move to the previous or next page To delete a video Touch [ ] or [ ] for over a second.
  • Page 23: Still Image Playback

    Still Image Playback Slide the mode switch to select Press PLAY/REC to select the playback mode. (still image) mode. The index screen appears. Select the desired fi le. To move to the previous or next page Touch [ ] or [ ] for over a second. To delete a still image Select .
  • Page 24: Manual Recording

    Manual Recording Manual recording mode enables you to set the Manual Setting in Menu focus and screen brightness, etc. manually. In the manual recording mode: Changing to Manual Recording Mode Touch MENU. Preparation: Select [MANUAL SETTING]. • Select mode. • Select the recording mode.
  • Page 25: Using With Tv

    You can output videos from the AV connector or the HDMI mini connector. To connect using the AV connector Preparation: AC Adapter • Set [SWITCH TO ANALOG I/O] to GZ-MG680 [OUTPUT]. • Turn off all units. HDMI Cable (optional) (Mini to full-sized HDMI cable) DC Connector...
  • Page 26: Editing

    EDITING Managing Files CAUTION Deleting Files Do not remove the recording medium or perform any other operation (such as turning • Protected fi les cannot be deleted. To delete off the power) while accessing fi les. Also, them, release the protection fi rst. be sure to use the provided AC adapter, as •...
  • Page 27: Copying

    You can dub video recorded on this camcorder onto VCR/DVD recorder. NOTE It is recommended to use the JVC DVD burner (CU-VD50/CU-VD3). When using CU-VD20 or CU-VD40, the recording time may take approx. 2 times longer than the time that is described in the instruction manual of DVD burner.
  • Page 28 Copying Files (Continued) Backup All Files Copying Video Files that Have Never Been Copied Preparation: • Connect the camcorder to the DVD burner. Files that have never been copied to the DVD • Select mode. discs are automatically selected and copied. Select [CREATE FROM ALL].
  • Page 29: Creating A Dvd Using A Pc

    Preparation: Creating a DVD using a PC Load the provided CD-ROM into the PC. In Windows Vista, the auto play dialog box Please read the “JVC SOFTWARE LICENCE appears. AGREEMENT” in the CD-ROM instruction before you install software. Click [Easy Installation].
  • Page 30 Copying Files (Continued) Making Backup on the PC Click [All volume in camcorder] and click [Next]. Preparation: • Install the software to the PC. • Make sure that enough free space is left in the PC’s HDD. • Close the LCD monitor to turn off the camcorder.
  • Page 31 Making User Lists to Arrange the Double-click the recording date. Files You can make a user list of a certain subject (such as Travel, Athletic meet) and put the fi les related to the subject into the user list. Preparation: Make backup on the PC.
  • Page 32 Copying Files (Continued) Copying Files to a DVD Input the disc name, select the top menu style and click [Next]. Preparation: Use a recordable DVD disc. (It is recommended to use a DVD-R disc.) Select the user list and click [Create Disc].
  • Page 33 Use of this software is authorized according to the terms of the software license. When contacting the nearest JVC offi ce or agency in your country (refer to the JVC Worldwide Service Network at http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/worldmap/index-e.html) about this software, please have the following information ready.
  • Page 34: Dubbing Files To A Vcr/Dvd Recorder

    • Set the VCR/DVD recorder to its AUX Create a playlist. • input mode. Set [SWITCH TO ANALOG I/O] to GZ-MG680 [OUTPUT]. Check that the images from the camcorder • Turn off all units. are input correctly to the VCR/DVD recorder.
  • Page 35: Using With A Portable Media Player

    Using with a Portable Media Player To cancel the export setting Turning on the Export Mode Select the fi le and select [ ] again. To quit the screen You can easily transfer videos recorded in 1) Select [DONE]. export mode to iTunes ®...
  • Page 36: Uploading Files To Websites

    Uploading Files to Websites Turning on the Upload Mode Uploading Files You can upload the fi le to video sharing For details on uploading fi les, refer to the websites (YouTube ) quickly after recording. operation guide of MediaBrowser in the CD- ROM.
  • Page 37: Further Information

    If the solutions indicated in the malfunctions. chart do not solve the problem, consult your • The camcorder heats up when it is used for a nearest JVC dealer or JVC service center for long time. instructions. • The battery heats up during charging.
  • Page 38 If this does not solve the problem, perform the disc check function from a PC after formatting. If this does not solve the problem, contact the JVC customer service for repairs. To reset the camcorder when it does not operate normally Close the LCD monitor and remove the power supply (battery pack or AC adapter) from the camcorder, then reattach it.
  • Page 39: Warning Indications

    Set the clock. If the message still appears after setting the clock, the battery for the clock has been depleted. Consult your SET DATE/TIME! nearest JVC dealer. • Be sure to use JVC battery packs. COMMUNICATING ERROR • Set [REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO] to [HDD]. CANNOT USE IN •...
  • Page 40: Specifi Cations

    NORMAL: 720 x 576 pixels, 4.2 Mbps (VBR) Audio input*: 300 mV (rms), 50 k ECONOMY: 352 x 288 pixels, 1.5 Mbps (VBR) Audio output: 300 mV (rms), 1 k GZ-MG680 Recording mode (audio) only GZ-MG680 HDMI ULTRA FINE:48 kHz, 384 kbps...
  • Page 41 Approximate recordable time (for video) microSD Card Recording medium GZ-MG630 GZ-MG680 Quality 60 GB 120 GB 4 GB 8 GB ULTRA FINE 14 h 20 m 28 h 40 m 57 m 1 h 54 m FINE...
  • Page 42: Cautions

    Cautions Battery Pack Recording Medium • Be sure to follow the guidelines below The supplied battery pack is a Terminals to prevent corruption or damage to your lithium-ion battery. Before using recorded data. the supplied battery pack or an • Do not bend or drop the recording medium, optional battery pack, be sure or subject it to strong pressure, jolts or...
  • Page 43 • To prevent the unit from dropping, Main Unit • Fasten the grip belt securely. • When using the camcorder with a tripod, • For safety, DO NOT attach the camcorder to the tripod securely..open the camcorder’s chassis. If the camcorder drops, you may be injured and ...
  • Page 44: Terms

    Terms AC Adapter ............16 Manual Recording ..........24 AV Connection ..........25, 34 Menu Settings ...........37 microSD Card ............18 Backlight Compensation ........24 Battery Pack ..........16, 42 Number of Images ..........41 CD-ROM ............10, 29 On-screen Recording Control ......19 Clock Adjust ............16 On-screen Zoom Control ........21 Date/Time Setting ..........3 Portable Media Player ........35 Daylight Saving Time .........16...

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