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JVC 0303-MK-ID-SN Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Digital Video Camera

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PROVIDED ACCESSORIES HOW TO ATTACH THE LENS CAP HOW TO ATTACH THE CORE FILTER AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION GETTING STARTED Power ... 7 – 8 Grip Adjustment ... 8 Viewfinder Adjustment ... 8 Tripod Mounting ... 9 Loading/Unloading A Cassette ... 9 – 10 Date/Time Settings ...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Continue using the camcorder or AC Adapter under these conditions could lead to fire or electric shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not attempt to repair the malfunction yourself. To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside.
  • Page 4 The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user. Do not carry or hold the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor as this can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
  • Page 5: Provided Accessories

    In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder, provided cables may be equipped with one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter should be connected to the camcorder.
  • Page 6: How To Attach The Core Filter

    Core Filter. Stopper When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder. Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO MODE” is set to “ON” (factory-preset). Automatic Demonstration starts when there is no operation for about 3 minutes after the Power Switch and no cassette is in the camcorder.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Viewfinder on Read the kit's instruction manual before using. 1 hr. 25 min. Also, by using the optional JVC VC-VBN856U DC Cord, it will be possible to connect BN-V840U or 2 hrs. 55 min. BN-V856U battery packs to the camcorder and supply power directly to the camcorder.
  • Page 8: Power ............................................................ 7

    • Unplug the AC Adapter from the AC outlet. • Detach the battery from the camcorder. ● This camcorder will be automatically turned off if its power is supplied from the AC adapter and about 5 minutes pass since it has entered into the recording standby mode with a cassette inserted.
  • Page 9: Tripod Mounting

    Tripod Mounting CAUTION When attaching the camcorder to a tripod, extend its legs to stabilise the camcorder. It is not advised to use small sized tripods. This may cause damage to the unit by falling over. To attach the camcorder to a tripod, align the screw to the mounting socket on the camcorder.
  • Page 10: Date/Time Settings

    Closing the cassette holder cover before the cassette holder comes out may cause damage to the camcorder. Even when the camcorder is switched off, a cassette can be loaded or unloaded. After the cassette holder is closed with the camcorder switched off, however, it may not recede.
  • Page 11: Getting Started 7

    Close the card cover To Unload A Memory Card: In step 3 push the memory card, which then comes out of the camcorder automatically. Pull it out and close the card cover NOTES: Be sure to use only SD Memory Cards marked “...
  • Page 12: Tape Recording & Playback

    NOTES: If the Record-Standby mode continues for 5 minutes, the camcorder’s power shuts off automatically. To turn the camcorder on again, push back and pull out the viewfinder again or close and re-open the LCD monitor. pg. 34) and When a blank portion is left between recorded scenes on the tape, the time code is interrupted and errors may occur when editing the tape.
  • Page 13: Zooming

    Power-Linked Operation When the Power Switch is set to “ also turn on/off the camcorder by opening/closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/pushing in the viewfinder. To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous change in image magnification.
  • Page 14: Time Code

    When recording is resumed, the time code starts counting up again from “00:00:00”. This means the camcorder may record the same time codes as those existing in a previously recorded scene. To prevent this, perform “RECORDING FROM THE MIDDLE OF A TAPE”...
  • Page 15: Blank Search

    ... press 5 NOTES: In step 3, if the current position is at a blank portion the camcorder searches in the reverse direction, and if the current position is at a recorded portion the camcorder searches in the forward direction.
  • Page 16: Connections

    Connections Make sure all units are turned off. Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as shown in the illustration. If using a VCR . . . go to step 3. If not . . . go to step 4.
  • Page 17: Memory Card Recording & Playback

    Basic Shooting (Snapshot) You can use your camcorder as a digital still camera for taking snapshots. Perform the procedures listed below before continuing. Power ( pg. 7) Grip Adjustment ( pg. 8) Viewfinder Adjustment ( pg. 8) Loading A Memory Card ( pg.
  • Page 18: Memory Card Playback

    These thumbnail images cannot be transferred to a PC. Images shot with devices (such as JVC GR-DVX7) that are not compatible with DCF cannot be viewed with this 1285 camcorder; “UNSUPPORTED FILE!” will be displayed.
  • Page 19: Auto Playback

    Auto Playback You can run through all the images stored on memory automatically. Perform steps 1 through 3 of “Normal Playback”. Make sure an IMAGE file is displayed ( Press 4/6 • If you turn the SHUTTLE SEARCH Ring counterclockwise (2) during Auto Playback, images are displayed in descending order.
  • Page 20: Advanced Features

    Do not remove the memory card or perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during deletion. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion.
  • Page 21: Navigation Function

    NAVI STORE is pressed after a recording is finished (factory preset). Modes other than “MANUAL”: “ and the camcorder always makes a thumbnail image when the recording time is over the selected period of time. Press SELECT/SET Press + or –...
  • Page 22: E-Mail Clip Recording

    If the end of the tape is reached in step 3, the E-Mail Clip Record-Standby mode will be automatically cancelled. The video clip files made with this camcorder are MPEG4 compliant, however, some MPEG4 files made with other devices may not be played back with this camcorder.
  • Page 23: Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory Card

    COPY – OF F Menu Screen This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard in order to support future systems such as automatic printing, which records information about the still images you wish to print (such as the number of prints to make). There are 2 to “VIDEO”,...
  • Page 24: Making A New Folder

    “RETURN” and press SELECT/SET Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during initialisation. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during initialisation.
  • Page 25: For Recording

    Drive Mode), the flash fires only during the first one. Although images shot with a flash tend to look whiter than they actually are, to compensate for this the camcorder automatically darkens the picture when using the flash. When shooting a subject at a distance where the flash light cannot reach (over approx.
  • Page 26: Self-Timer (Gr-Dx300 Only)

    Self-Timer (GR-DX300 only) Once the camcorder is set, the camcorder operator can become part of the scene in a more natural way, adding the final touch to a memorable picture. Set the Power Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch.
  • Page 27: Night-Scope

    33). • Video Flash ( pg. 25). During Night-Scope, it may be difficult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of manual focus and/or a tripod is recommended. Programme AE With Special Effects Set the Power Switch to “...
  • Page 28: Fade/Wipe Effects

    Fade/Wipe Effects These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Use them to spice up the transition from one scene to the next. Fade or Wipe works when tape recording is started or when you stop recording. Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch then set the Power Switch down the Lock Button located on the switch.
  • Page 29: Snapshot (For Tape Recording)

    13). If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the position (“ ” or camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the distance between the camcorder and the subject. This will not occur when “TELE MACRO” ( “BEEP” on pg. 34. is pressed.
  • Page 30: Manual Focus

    Power Switch to “ ”. If FOCUS is pressed once, the camcorder will enter the focus adjustment mode again. NOTES: Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you...
  • Page 31: Iris Lock

    If the white balance is correct, all other colours will be accurately reproduced. The white balance is usually adjusted automatically. However, more advanced camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional colour/tint reproduction. Set the Power Switch to “...
  • Page 32: Using Menus For Detailed Adjustment

    For Recording Menu This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more detailed camcorder settings ( Set the Power Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
  • Page 33 • When shooting subjects with excessive backlighting. • When shooting scenes with movement in various directions. • When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds. Switch off this mode when recording with the camcorder on a tripod. The “ ” indicator blinks or goes out if the Stabiliser cannot be used.
  • Page 34 If no operation is performed for more than 3 minutes after that, the demonstration will resume. NOTES: If a tape is in the camcorder, the demonstration cannot be turned on. “DEMO MODE” remains “ON” even if the camcorder power is turned off.
  • Page 35: For Playback Menu

    TIME CODE [OFF]: Time code is not displayed. ON: Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV. Frame numbers are not displayed during recording. CLOCK ADJ. Allows you to set the current date and time ( QUAL I –...
  • Page 36 [ ] = Factory-preset USING MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT NOTES: • The camcorder cannot detect the sound mode in which the recording was made during fast-forward or rewind. During playback the sound mode is displayed in the upper left corner.
  • Page 37: Dubbing

    Repeat steps 4 through 6 for additional editing, then stop the VCR and camcorder when finished. NOTES: As the camcorder starts to play your footage it will appear on your TV. This will confirm the connections and the AUX channel for dubbing purposes.
  • Page 38: Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With A Dv Connector (Digital Dubbing)

    ( If the remote control is used when both the player and recorder are JVC video units, both units will perform the same operation. To prevent this from happening, press the buttons on both units.
  • Page 39: Using The Remote Control Unit

    To allow you to add creative effects to the playback . The transmitted image. To start playback, press PLAY (4) Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote sensor and press EFFECT EFFECT Select Menu appears. Move the highlight bar to the desired effect by pressing EFFECT and after 2 seconds the menu disappears.
  • Page 40: Audio Dubbing

    Make sure you only edit recorded areas. If feedback or howling occurs during TV playback, move the camcorder’s microphone away from the TV, or turn down the TV’s volume. If you change from 12-bit to 16-bit in mid-recording and then use the tape for Audio Dubbing, it is not effective from the point where 16-bit recording began.
  • Page 41: Random Assemble Editing [R.a.edit]

    GRUNDIG PHILIPS HITACHI GOLDSTAR Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and those of many other makers, it may not work with yours or may offer limited functions. NOTES: If the VCR’s power does not come on in step 1, try another code from the VCR CODE LIST.
  • Page 42 To PAUSE IN * Connect when the S-Video connection is not used. ** When connecting cables, open this cover. SELECT SCENES Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote sensor. Press PLAY (4) and then press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF on the remote control.
  • Page 43: For More Accurate Editing

    Some VCRs make the transition from Record-Pause to Record mode faster than others. Even if you begin editing for the camcorder and the VCR at exactly the same time, you may lose scenes you wanted, or find that you have recorded scenes you did not want. For a cleanly edited tape, confirm and adjust the timing of the camcorder against your VCR.
  • Page 44: System Connections

    When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV cable depend- ing on the type of DV connector (4 or 6 pins) on the The system may not work properly depending on the PC or capture board you are using.
  • Page 45 Before consulting your JVC dealer, please check the following to see it you can correct the problem yourself. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, AC Adapter, etc.) and wait...
  • Page 46 • When the LCD monitor's fluorescent light reaches the end of its service life, images on the LCD monitor become dark. Consult your nearest JVC dealer. ¥ Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD monitor pg. 42, 43).
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    If the indication remains even though you repeat the above two or three times, please consult your nearest JVC dealer. Do not eject the cassette. This will cause damage to the tape. An error indication (E03 or E04) appears.
  • Page 48: Cautions

    (during recording, playback, deletion, initialisation, etc.) ..never unload the memory card and never turn off the camcorder. 3. Store memory cards ..away from heaters or other heat sources..out of direct sunlight.
  • Page 49 20 seconds, it stops automatically. Also refer to the cleaning cassette’s instructions. If, after using the cleaning cassette, the problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer. Mechanical moving parts used to move the video heads and video tape tend to become dirty and worn out over time.
  • Page 50 Serious malfunctioning If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC dealer. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Camcorder General Power supply : DC 11.0 V DC 7.2 V Power consumption LCD monitor off, viewfinder on : Approx. 3.4 W LCD monitor on, viewfinder off : Approx. 4.6 W Dimensions (W x H x D) : 55 mm x 102 mm x 96 mm...
  • Page 52: Index

    LCD monitor 4 5 6 7 Viewfinder INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators Refer to this diagram while reading the instructions. Speaker Stereo microphone Flash & Remote Control...
  • Page 53 30 pg. 14 pg. 27 pg. 14 pg. 30 * Functions the same as each corresponding button on pg. 15 the camcorder. The connectors pg. 13 pg. 12 pg. 39 pg. 39 pg. 16, 37, 41 pg. 39, 41 pg.
  • Page 54: Lcd Monitor/Viewfinder Indications

    During Tape Recording Only SOUND b i t 15 : 55 During Memory Card Recording Only 1024 During Both Tape And Memory Card Recording 0 x W BR I GHT INDEX LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications 6 7 8 1h50m % ^ & * ( PHOTO 25 .
  • Page 55 • 5S/Anim.: Displays the 5 second recording mode or Animation recording mode (GR-DX300 only) ... Displays the sound mode for approx. 5 seconds after turning on the camcorder ... Displays the Time Code ... Appears when Digital Image Stabiliser (“DIS”) is engaged ...
  • Page 56 COPYING FAILED Appears if dubbing of copyguarded signals is at- is set to “ ” or tempted while this camcorder is being used as a is set to recorder. COPYING FAILED <MEMORY CARD!> <MEMORY IS FULL>...
  • Page 57 Remove the power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few minutes for the indication to clear. When it does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer. E03 or E04 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE The error indications (E03 or E04) show what type of malfunction has occured.
  • Page 58: Terms

    Blank Search ... Brighten The LCD Monitor ... Channels (Left/Right) ... Charge The Battery Pack ... Cinema ... Classic Film ... Clean The Camcorder ... Connections ... Darken The LCD Monitor ... Date/Time Display ... Date/Time Settings ... Deleting Files ...
  • Page 59 Random Assemble Editing ... Record-Standby ... Recording Mode ... Red-Eye Reduction ... Remote Control ... Reset ... Rewind The Tape ... SD Memory Card ... Self-Recording ... Self-Timer ... Sepia ... Set Remote Control/VCR Code ... Shuttle Search ... Shutter Speed ... Slow-Motion Playback ...
  • Page 60 ® Registered Trademark owned by VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. COPYRIGHT© 2003 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. Printed in Japan AA/AG/AH/AS 0303-MK-ID-SN...

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