Professional Functions; Other Features; Scan Mode - JVC GY-DV5000U Quick Manual

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Professional functions

Full Auto Shooting
GY-DV5000 Lux Range
0.4 lx
3 lx
24 lx
2,000 lx
18,000 lx
F1.4 F2.0 F2.8 F4.0 F5.6 F8.0 F11
1/60 1/120 1/240
1/50 1/100 1/200
Automatic Iris
Full Auto Shooting
in the Auto Iris mode, even if the lens is set to manual.
Automatic Video Level Control (ALC) is also activated, along with
Extended Electronic Iris (EEI) which provides both variable gain and
variable shutter and Full Auto White to follow color temperature. This
means you can shoot continuously from dark to bright, from indoors to
outdoors, without changing gain, iris, white balance or ND filter.
Color matrix
A sophisticated six-axis color matrix circuit effectively compensates
optics-related color reproduction to ensure more natural, true-to-life
tones. Four color matrix presets (Standard/Cine/Warm/Off) are
provided to give you more creative control over the look and feel of
your images.
Tri-mode 2.5-inch LCD display
The 200,000-pixel 2.5" color TFT LCD
monitor provides a high-resolution 440 TVL
image during shooting or playback. Its
peaking adjust function allows quick,
effortless focusing. A push button selects
three display modes:
1. Video only
2. Video images with text information overlay including time, status,
mode, and other data are shown on the screen.
3. Data information only including time, status, mode, and other data
are shown on the screen (see example in paragraph below).
Functions and switch layout for "real"
In addition to the Full Auto Shooting to
handle difficult or variable lighting
environments, the GY-DV5000 is equipped
with an array of pro-level functions that
provide professionals with the creative
flexibility they need.
These include soft detail correction, Skin Tone Detection, fully
adjustable gamma, Iris over/under Black Stretch/Compress, Frame
Mode, etc. The GY-DV5000's switches have also been arranged in
the way that most professionals are accustomed to, making operation
more intuitive, precise, easy, and error-free. Since you won't have to
"re-learn" how to use this camcorder all over again, the GY-DV5000 is
the ideal camera for any assignment.
In an emergency, or when it's not
possible to pause to adjust white
balance or change the gain, the
Full Auto Shooting mode
provides point-and-shoot ease of
operation, leaving you simply to
zoom, focus, and press the
record button. Activating Full
Auto Shooting puts the camera
LOLUX 0.4 lx (F1.4)
When activated, the LOLUX mode increases sensitivity with almost no
increase in noise. LOLUX increases the gain by +36 dB so you can
capture high-quality video footage with excellent color balance,
enhanced gradations, and minimal color smear in low-light conditions.
Various audio-related functions
When color bars are output, audio reference level (test tone) is also
output. The audio reference level can be set to -12 dB or -20 dB as
required. In addition, a "wind cut" function is provided to minimize
extraneous noise picked up by the microphone.
Versatile, user-friendly design
Optional 1.5-inch CRT black & white viewfinder
The viewfinder can be moved forwards or backwards and the viewing
angle can be adjusted, so it is easy to keep your subject in frame.
The peak value is changed to make focusing easy at all times.
On-shoulder type with soft shoulder pad
For smooth, stable shooting, the
GY-DV5000 has been designed for on-
shoulder shooting and comes with a soft
shoulder pad attached.
External light trigger function
When you use the Anton Bauer QR-JVC-AUTO battery holder, you can
link the ON/OFF switching of a connected light to the recording trigger.
Attaching the IDX NH202 dual battery holder to the GY-DV5000, also
allows you to link ON/OFF light switching to the recording trigger. If
you want the light on all the time, you can use the switch.
Time/date recording
Time and date with seconds resolution can be recorded on the tape over
color bars or video. Time and date are also overlaid over the video output.
Black stretch/black compress
You can use this function to enhance or compress reproduction of
black areas on the screen. When stretched, the contrast of high-
contrast images is reduced so that you can capture both highlights
and shadows. With 0.45 gamma, you can shoot with ambient lighting
only (no fill light required), allowing you to obtain better detail
reproduction in bright or shadowed areas. When compressed, the
contrast is increased, making colors richer.

Scan mode

It is possible to select between video or "Hi Rez Frame Mode" for a
more cinematographic effect.

Other features

Full Auto White (FAW)
Spot L/Back L
Aspect ratio (4:3/letter box)
Detail correction
Detail V/H balance
Skin detail detection
White clip select
Knee point select
7.5 IRE setup ON/OFF (GY-DV5000U only)
Lock audio (16-bit, 48 kHz only)
Automatic level control (ALC)
System file selection
Smooth transition mode
Variable, slow shutter
Built-in color bar
Gamma control
Auto black level
Zebra pattern (4-step)
Auto knee
Highlight chroma processing
SMPTE/EBU time code generator
Blank search
Edit search
Adaptable to Sony-style tripod base

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