DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA GR-D390U Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for Digital Video Camera: http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/cyber/ For Accessories http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/accessory/ INSTRUCTIONS Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the pages 2 –...
So, for important recordings, we recommend using SP mode. For safety and reliability. It is recommended only genuine JVC batteries and accessories are used in this camcorder. This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery.
This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BN-VF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter.
CAUTION! Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1.
So, for important recordings, we recommend using SP mode. It is recommended that you use JVC brand cassette tapes. Your camcorder is compatible with all brands of commercially available cassette tapes complying...
( pg. 36) Auto Button You can change the recording mode between manual setting to the standard mode setting of the camcorder by pressing the AUTO button. AUTO pg. 39, Spot Exposure pg. 14) BATTERY CONDITION...
GETTING STARTED Index ... 8 Provided Accessories ... 12 Power ... 13 Operation Mode ... 15 Language Settings... 16 Date/Time Settings ... 16 Grip Adjustment ... 17 Viewfinder Adjustment ... 17 Brightness Adjustment Of The Display... 17 Tripod Mounting... 17 Loading/Unloading A Cassette ...
GETTING STARTED Index 16:9...
Controls 1Rewind Button  ( pg. 21) Left Button  Quick Review Button [QUICK REVIEW] pg. 21) 2Set Button [SET] ( pg. 16) Data Battery Button [DATA] ( 3Stop Button  ( pg. 21) Down Button  Backlight Compensation Button [BACKLIGHT] 4VIDEO/MEMORY Switch ( 5Play/Pause Button  ( Up Button ...
20) pg. 26) pg. 26) : Appears during shooting. : Blinks in white when a memory card is : Blinks in yellow while the camcorder is pg. 26, 37) : Spot Exposure Control Indicator pg. 39) : Backlight Compensation Indicator pg.
During Video Playback B I T BLANK SEARCH PUSH "STOP" BUTTON TO CANCEL 2 0 : D E C 1Battery Remaining Power Indicator 2Sound Mode Indicator ( 3Blank Search Indicator ( 4Tape Speed (SP/LP) ( pg. 35) (only LP indicator is displayed) 53: Playback ¡: Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search 1: Rewind/Shuttle Search...
NOTES: 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.
1. Slide down the battery pack until it locks in place 2. Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder. Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to indicate charging has started.
* Provided NOTES: This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BN- VF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs. Using generic non-JVC batteries can cause damage to the internal charging circuitry. If the protective cap is attached to the battery pack, remove it ﬁrst.
Operation Mode To turn on the camcorder, set the Power Switch to any operation mode except “OFF” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.
GETTING STARTED Power-Linked Operation When the Power Switch is set to “REC”, you can also turn on/off the camcorder by opening/ closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/pushing in the viewﬁnder. INFORMATION: The following explanations in this manual supposes the use of LCD monitor in your operation.
Press 3 or 4 until the appropriate brightness is reached and press SET or 2. Press MENU. The menu screen closes. Tripod Mounting To attach the camcorder to a tripod, align the direction stud and screw to the mounting socket and stud hole on the camcorder.
GETTING STARTED Loading/Unloading A Cassette The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a cassette. OPEN/EJECT Cassette holder cover PUSH Cassette holder Make sure the window side is facing out. Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow, then pull the cassette holder cover open until it locks.
PAUSE indicator may not appear), 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. 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.
ﬁrst. If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the distance between the camcorder and the subject. This will not occur when “TELE MACRO” is set to “ON”. ( Journalistic Shooting In some situations,...
TV. pg. 23) If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power is supplied from a battery, the camcorder shuts off automatically. To turn on again, set the Power Switch to “OFF”, then to “PLAY”.
To cancel Blank Search, press 7 or NOTES: Before starting Blank Search, if the current position is at a blank portion, the camcorder searches in the reverse direction. If the current position is at a recorded portion, the camcorder searches in the forward direction.
3White to AUDIO L IN* * Not required for watching still images only. 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.
VIDEO PLAYBACK Playback Using The Remote Control The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR. It also makes additional playback functions possible.
Zoom (T/W) SLOW ( PLAY (Left) SHIFT Slow-Motion Playback During normal video playback, press SLOW ( ) more than approx. 2 seconds. After approx. 10 minutes, normal playback resumes. To pause Slow-Motion playback, press PAUSE (PAUSE). To stop Slow-Motion playback, press PLAY ( NOTES: You can also engage Slow-Motion Playback from Still Playback by pressing SLOW (...
D.S.C. RECORDING Basic Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot) You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still Camera for taking snapshots. Still images are stored in the memory card. NOTE: Before continuing, perform the procedures listed below: Power ( pg. 13) Loading a Memory Card (...
Normal Playback Of Images Images shot with the camcorder are automatically numbered, then stored in numerical order in the memory card. You can view the stored images, one at a time, much like ﬂipping through a photo album. 2 2 2 2...
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR D.S.C. Resetting The File Name By resetting the ﬁle name, a new folder will be made. The new ﬁles you are going to make will be stored in the new folder. It is convenient to separate the new ﬁles from previously made ﬁles.
Check ﬁles before deleting. CAUTION: 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.
To cancel initialization, select “RETURN”. CAUTION: Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during initialization. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during initialization. If the memory card becomes corrupted, initialize it.
Changing The Menu Settings This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simpliﬁes many of the more detailed camcorder settings. pg. 31 – 35) 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 VIDEO/...
If the recording mode is switched, the playback picture will be blurred at the switching point. It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP mode on this camcorder be played back on this camcorder. During playback of a tape recorded on another camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there may be momentary pauses in the sound.
SNAP/SLOW* [SNAP]: Snapshot mode SLOW : Live Slow mode For details on the procedure, refer to “Live Slow” pg. 36) and “Snapshot (Record Still Image On Tape)” ( pg. 37). * Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to “VIDEO”. ZOOM* [32X]: When set to “32X”...
TV. 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. DEMO MODE OFF: Automatic demonstration will not take place.
Allows you to set the video recording mode (SP or LP) depending on your preference. It is recommended you use “REC MODE” in VIDEO Menu when using this camcorder as a recorder during dubbing. ( pg. 42, 43) *SP indicator does not appear on the screen.
Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to “VIDEO”. Wide Mode This camcorder allows you to choose the type of image output format for video recording. Set the Power Switch to “REC”. Press 16:9 button repeatedly to choose your selection.
“SNOW” or “SPORTS” of “PROGRAM AE”, or all modes of “SHUTTER”. ( During Night-Alive, it may be difﬁcult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a tripod is recommended. Snapshot (Record Still Image On Tape) This feature lets you record still images that look like photographs onto a tape.
FEATURES FOR RECORDING Exposure Control Manual exposure control is recommended in the following situations: When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright. When shooting on a reﬂective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing. When the background is overly dark or the subject is bright.
The white balance is usually adjusted automatically. However, more advanced camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional color/ tint reproduction. To change the setting Set “W. BALANCE” to the desired mode.
FEATURES FOR RECORDING Manual White Balance Adjustment Adjust the white balance manually when shooting under various types of lighting. Set the Power Switch to “REC”. Set the recording mode to “ Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the subject.
White Balance ( automatically set to “ your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m (32 ft) to inﬁnity. From less than 10 m, adjust the focus manually. SHUTTER OFF: Disables the function.
(provided) 1Yellow to VIDEO IN 2Red to AUDIO R IN 3White to AUDIO L IN To use this camcorder as a player Following the illustrations, connect the camcorder and the VCR’s input connectors. Start playback on the camcorder. ( At the point you want to start dubbing, start recording on the VCR.
DV IN/OUT connector. When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV204U or VC-VDV206U DV cable. To use this camcorder as a recorder Make sure all units are turned off.
Connect only the cable you wish to use to the camcorder. Core ﬁlter When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV cable depending on the type of DV connector To DV connector (4 or 6 pins) on the PC.
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-...
TROUBLESHOOTING If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your nearest 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.
16) The built-in clock battery has run out and the previously set date/time has been erased. ➜Consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement. Files stored in the memory card cannot be deleted. Files stored in the memory card are protected.
Appears when the date/time is not set. The built-in clock battery has run out and the pg. 24) previously set date/time has been erased. Consult your nearest JVC dealer for pg. 24) replacement. LENS CAP Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the lens cap is attached or when it is dark.
(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. UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE The error indications (03 or 04) show what type of malfunction has occured.
Mold may form if the lens is left dirty. When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth refer to the cautions of each product. To clean the viewﬁnder, please consult your nearest JVC dealer.
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an AC wall outlet other than American National Standard C73 series type use an AC plug adapter, called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown. For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC dealer. Battery Packs The supplied battery pack is a lithium-ion battery.
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.
Changes or modiﬁcations not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
SPECIFICATIONS Camcorder For General Power supply DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) Power consumption Approx. 2.8 W (3.0 W*) (LCD monitor off, viewﬁnder Approx. 3.2 W (3.4 W*) (LCD monitor on, viewﬁnder off) Approx. 6.5 W (Maximum; when charging the...
AC Adapter ... 15 Audio Dubbing ... 45 Auto/Manual Mode ... 15 Backlight Compensation ... 39 Battery Pack ... 13, 14, 51 Blank Search ... 22 Changing The Menu Settings ... 31 – 35 Charging The Battery Pack ... 13 Connection To A Personal Computer ...
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