COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER GR-SZ3000 INSTRUCTIONS CONTENTS GETTING STARTED RECORDING Basic Recording ... 14 Basic Features ... 15 Advanced Features ... 18 Programme AE With Special Focusing ... 20 Picture Stabilizer ... 22 Exposure Control ... 22 Fade/Wipe ... 23 Wide ... 24 Instant Titles ...
Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of your new camcorder. Using This Instruction Manual • All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents ( cover page).
This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. Use the BN-V12U/BN-V22U/BN-V25U battery packs and, to recharge them, the provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter/Charger.
REMEMBER The Logical Choice The only compact video cassettes that can be used with your VHS VCR* Program AE with Special Effects ( pg. 18, 19) Auto Mode Lock Auto Mode Release Electronic Fog Filter Sepia Twilight Sports 1/1000 sec. High Speed Shutter 1/2000 sec.
Hook on. BATT. RELEASE Using the battery pack Hook-on the battery pack's top end to the camcorder. (Charging procedure, Push in the battery pack until it locks into place. To remove the battery pack Slide BATT. RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
BN-V22U BN-V25U USING THE BATTERY PACK ATTACH BATTERY PACK Hook its top end to the camcorder and push the battery pack in until it locks in place. DETACH BATTERY PACK Slide BATT. RELEASE and pull out the battery pack. BATT. PACK...
The CHG. indicator may not light properly with a brand new battery pack, or with one that’s been stored for an extended period. In this case, remove and reattach the battery pack and recharge it. The CHG. indicator should light during recharging. If not, contact your nearest JVC dealer. To DC in jack...
Set POWER to “CAMERA”. Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal This battery is necessary for clock operation and to perform date/time settings. SWITCH OFF POWER Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power supply unit. OPEN COVER Open the clock battery compartment cover while pressing the release tab.
MENU PROGRAM AE select dial NEAR – G ai n U p Menu Screen Te l e M a cr o I n te rv al T i m e r R e c Ti m e JL I P I D N O . Ta l l y S et C ha ra ct e r D a t e/ T i m e...
S-VHS-C cassette VHS-C cassette Playback The pictures recorded with the camcorder can be viewed in playback by directly connecting it to a TV; and can also be played back using a VCR. Tape Length Setting Set the tape length according to the length of the tape used.
Make sure the Erase Protection tab is in the position that allows recording. If not, slide the tab. Some cassettes have removable tabs. If the tab has been removed, cover the hole with adhesive tape. The cassette holder can’t be opened while the camcorder is in the record mode.
Recording Start/Stop button GETTING STARTED Grip Adjustment EXPAND LOOP Separate the Velcro strip. INSERT HAND Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the grip. ADJUST STRAP LENGTH Adjust so your thumb and fingers can easily operate the Recording Start/Stop button and Power Zoom lever.
Shoulder Strap Attachment ATTACH STRAP Following the illustration at left, thread the strap through the top of the eyelet and thread it through the keeper through the buckle . Repeat the procedure to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet, making sure the strap isn’t twisted.
If you’re recording on a cassette from the middle, use the RETAKE function ( end of the last recording so you don’t erase any of it. The LENS COVER warning blinks for about 10 seconds when the camcorder is turned on, when the cover is closed.
This is normal. FEATURE: Retake PURPOSE: To re-record certain segments. OPERATION: 1) Make sure the camcorder is in the Record–Standby mode. 2) Press either RETAKE button to reach the start point for new recording. Pressing “F” fast-forwards the tape and pressing “R”...
1) Press AUTO PAUSE so that “APS ON” appears in the viewfinder for 2 seconds. When the camcorder is tilted down by a large degree from its horizontal position during recording, the Record-Standby mode is automatically engaged.
TV programmes. OPERATION: 1) During Record–Standby, press and release QUICK REC. Recording starts, and after 5-second record- ing is finished, the camcorder reenters the Record–Standby mode automatically. • To continue shooting longer than 5 seconds, press and hold QUICK REC.
1 second later, the mode is activated. After 1 sec. Sepia Viewfinder Mark PROGRAM AE FAR NEAR select dial – RECORDING Programme AE With Special Effects All you have to do to access any of the variety of shooting effects is to turn the PROGRAM AE select dial. SELECT MODE Turn the PROGRAM AE select dial until the symbol of the function you want is aligned with the mark.
SYMBOL INDICATION LOCK Auto Lock Auto Mode Lock Locks the camcorder in Full Auto mode, preventing incorrect operation due to accidental button pressing during shooting. • In this mode the following controls are disabled; Fade/Wipe, Wide, Title, Display, M.W.B (Manual White Balance), Manual Focus, Focus Lock, Exposure Control and MENU.
NEAR helpful in the following situations: •When things pass between your subject and the camcorder. Engage the focus lock function to lock your subject in before recording. •When you want your subject to be focused, and to appear in a corner of the screen. First, center on the subject and focus using auto focus mode.
NEAR PROGRAM AE select dial Manual Focus NOTE: You should already have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments ( pg. 8). If you haven’t, do so before continuing. SELECT MODE Turn the PROGRAM AE select dial to any position except AUTO LOCK. ADJUST FOCUS To farther subject .
• When shooting scenes with low-contrast backgrounds Switch off Picture Stabilizer when recording with the camcorder on a tripod. Exposure Control This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best available picture quality, but you can override and make the adjustment manually.
[Ex. : Black Fader] FADE IN FADE OUT Function indication Fade/Wipe Mosaic Fader After 2 sec. Black Fader Mosaic Fader Shutter Wipe Slide Wipe (No indication) SELECT button PROGRAM AE select dial SET button NOTES: Pressing and holding the Recording Start/ Stop button allows you to record a black blank screen, or a mosaic pattern if Mosaic Fader is selected.
Press SET. RESTORE NORMAL SCREEN Press SET again while “ Instant Titles The camcorder has eight preset titles in memory. You can superimpose one of them above a previously stored title as shown in the illustration to the left. DISPLAY...
If you want to delete the display during shooting, press SELECT repeatedly until “ SET. To recall the display, press SET again. AUTO DATE RECORD Your camcorder automatically records the date for about Auto Date 5 seconds after recording is initiated in the following situations: •After changing the date.
To switch to automatic white balance adjustment, press SET until the indication disappears, or turn the PROGRAM AE select dial to “AUTO LOCK”. Re-adjust the White Balance when the lighting has changed, when the camcorder has been turned on and off again, or when the PROGRAM AE select dial’s position has been changed.
RECORDING Using Menu For Detailed Adjustment This camcorder is equipped with Program Manager, an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more detailed camcorder settings. SELECT MODE Turn the PROGRAM AE select dial to any position except AUTO LOCK.
Rec Time 1/4s 1/2s JLIP ID NO. This number is necessary when connecting the camcorder to a device such as a computer using the J terminal (JLIP) ( The numbers range from 01 to 99. Factory setting is 07. Tally...
(or whomever is operating the 1/2s camcorder) can enter the scene before recording starts. NOTE: Make sure the camcorder is in the Record-Standby mode before performing the following steps. ACCESS MENU SCREEN MENU Turn the PROGRAM AE select dial to any position except AUTO LOCK, then press MENU.
These are some basic types of connections. When making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV instruction manuals. A. Connection To a TV or VCR equipped with a SCART connector compatible only with regular video signal White to AUDIO Yellow to VIDEO jack cover* B.
As shown in the illustration at left, connect the S-VIDEO cable and/or the A/V cable to the S- VIDEO (or the VIDEO) and AUDIO connectors on the camcorder and to those on the VCR or SUPPLY POWER Turn on the camcorder, VCR and TV.
: Still Playback Tape counter NOTE: PLAY/PAUSE Make sure you connect your camcorder as directed in “Basic Connections” ( LOAD A CASSETTE Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert the cassette with the label facing out. Press PUSH to ensure the holder is closed and locked.
PLAYBACK Features – COUNTER R/M PLAY/PAUSE STOP FEATURE: Manual Tracking PURPOSE: To eliminate noise bars that appear on the screen during playback. OPERATION: 1) Press either +/– button as many times as necessary for best picture. NOTES: To reset TRACKING to the original preset, press both + and –...
Recording safety hole PLAYBACK Cassette Adapter Use this to play back a S-VHS-C/VHS-C video cassette recorded with this camcorder. It is fully compatible with any VHS/S-VHS video cassette recorder. The C-P7U adapter is battery powered and automatically performs tape loading and unloading.
Tape Dubbing CONNECT EQUIPMENT Following the illustration at left, connect the camcorder and the VCR. (refer also to page 32 and PREPARE FOR DUBBING Set the camcorder’s Power switch to “PLAY”, turn on the VCR’s power, and insert the appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the VCR.
REC STBY (you don't need to press VCR CTL for this one). You’re now ready to try Random Assemble Editing. IMPORTANT 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 doesn’t come on in step 1, try...
CONNECT TO . . . JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE PAUSE TERMINAL Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE terminal. JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH R.A. EDIT CONNECTOR. Connect the editing cable to the R.A. EDIT connector.
NOTES: The RM-V704U/V700U can be used to operate other camcorder functions as well. Point the RM-V704U/ V700U at the camcorder's remote sensor and press any of the following buttons (function appears in parentheses): — ON/OFF (camcorder R.A. EDIT) —...
R.A. Edit-capable JVC VCR. The recording AV OUT deck can be... a VCR other than JVC, or a JVC VCR which has neither a Remote PAUSE nor an R.A. EDIT connector How to use: AV IN —...
43) Animation/Time-Lapse ( pg. 43) Retake (forward) ( pg. 15) Retake (rewind)/Quick Review ( — — Functions same as the Recording Start/Stop button on the camcorder. Index Code marking ( pg. 43) Zoom (invariable speed, pg. 15) — — —...
Transmitted beam effective area Remote sensor When using the remote control, be sure to point it at the remote sensor. The above illustration shows the approximate transmitted beam effective area for indoor use. The transmitted beam may not be effective or may cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful lighting.
Set the Power switch to “PLAY”. FIND EDIT-OUT POINT Play back the tape, locate the Edit-Out point and press PAUSE on the camcorder or the remote control. RESET COUNTER Press and hold COUNTER R/M for more than 2 seconds to reset the tape counter, then press for less than 1 second and make sure “M”...
A. DUB, press and release PAUSE. BEGIN AUDIO DUBBING Press PLAY. When the counter reaches “0:00:00”, Audio Dubbing stops automatically and the camcorder enters the Audio Dub-Standby mode. END AUDIO DUBBING Press STOP. NOTES: Do not press FF or REW during Audio Dub-Standby, or the edit points will not be accurate.
PUSH. Press BATT. RELEASE to remove the battery pack. Slide the LENS COVER open/close switch to close the lens cover. Cleaning The Camcorder CLEAN EXTERIOR Wipe gently with a soft cloth. CLEAN LENS Blow it with a blower brush, then wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
Remove the cassette and disconnect the power source, then after a few minutes, try turning the power back on. If it still doesn’t come on, consult your nearest JVC dealer. The recording tape’s Erase Protection tab is missing. Cover the hole with adhesive tape. (Some tapes have sliding tabs.
The wrong date and time are displayed/recorded. 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 Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery; and then re-connect it and proceed as usual from the beginning.
INDEX Viewfinder 18min Viewfinder Indications Cassette Warning/Remaining Tape Time ... When no cassette is inserted: the Cassette ( Warning blinks. When Erase Protection tab is not in the position that allows recording: the Cassette ( Otherwise, the Remaining Tape Time is displayed. PROGRAM AE Indicator ...
Random Assemble Editing ( •It is used to connect the camcorder to a device such as a personal computer. For further detail consult your nearest JVC dealer. Information (in English) is also available at our home page: http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/ External MIC Jack (capped) ...
AC Power Adapter ... pg. 6 Animation Recording ... pg. 31, 43 Audio Dubbing ... pg. 45 Auto Date Record ... pg. 26 Auto Focus ... pg. 20 Auto Mode Lock Mode ... pg. 19 Auto Mode Release Mode ... pg. 19 Auto Pause System ...
... remove from charger or powered unit when not in use, as some machines use current even when switched off. 3. To prevent damage to the camcorder ..replace the battery pack when it begins to deliver less recording time per charge.
If the picture is not clear, repeat steps 1 to 3 up to two more times. If the picture is still unclear, consult your local JVC dealer. Important Note: If heads have become dirty, the associated tape will also be damaged, please do not use the tape again.
•VHS-C Cassettes EC-60/45/30 •Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U Some acccessories are not available in some areas. Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on accessories and their availability. E. & O. E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.