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DIGITAL HD
VIDEO CAMERA
GR-HD1
Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide
Web for Digital Video Camera:
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/cyber/
For Accessories:
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/accessory/
INSTRUCTIONS
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is
located on the bottom of the camcorder. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
GETTING STARTED
VIDEO RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
(D.S.C.) RECORDING &
PLAYBACK
ADVANCED FEATURES
REFERENCES
TERMS
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  • Page 1

    For Accessories: http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/accessory/ INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located on the bottom of the camcorder. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. GETTING STARTED VIDEO RECORDING &...

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    However, live recording and LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are possible anywhere. Use the JVC BN-V416U/V428U battery packs and, to recharge them or supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter/Charger. (An...

  • Page 3

    When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16”) or more on both sides, on top and at the rear). Do not block the ventilation holes.

  • Page 4

    IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. But improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. This product has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety. In order not to defeat the built-in safeguards, observe the following basic rules for its installation, use and servicing.

  • Page 5

    1. Accessories To avoid personal injury: Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. It may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.

  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and use the provided strap. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction. Take care not to get your finger caught in the cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate the camcorder, as they are particularly susceptible to this type of injury.

  • Page 7: Provided Accessories

    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.

  • Page 8: How To Attach The Lens Cap

    How To Attach The Lens Cap To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the lens hood when camcorder is not in use. NOTE: You cannot attach the lens cap directly to the camcorder.

  • Page 9: How To Attach The Core Filter

    DC cord Small Audio cable Optional (If you have an optional JVC i.LINK cable VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U with core filters, it is not necessary to attach the provided core filter. If you are going to use any other i.LINK cable, attach the provided core filter.) ** Attach two core filters to both ends of the cable.

  • Page 10

    How To Use The Audio Cable When using optional headphones or external microphone, connect to the provided audio cable (with a core filter attached), then connect the audio cable to the camcorder. The core filter reduces interference. Headphones Core filter (headphones) Open the connector cover.

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Insert Editing (DV only) ... 61 Random Assemble Editing [R.A.Edit] (DV only) ... 62 SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ... 67 Connection To A Personal Computer ... 67 Using The Camcorder As A WebCam ... 68 REFERENCES DETAILS ... 69 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 70 CAUTIONS ...

  • Page 12: Getting Started

    VU-V856 KIT: BN-V856U battery pack & AA-V80U AC Power Adapter/Charger Read the kit’s instruction manual before using. Also, by using the optional JVC VC-VBN856U DC Cord, it will be possible to connect BN-V840U or BN-V856U battery packs to the camcorder and supply power directly to the camcorder.

  • Page 13

    If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then re-attach it to the camcorder. As long as the battery pack itself is not cold, it should not affect performance.

  • Page 14: Grip Adjustment

    Some tripods are not equipped with studs. CAUTION: When attaching the camcorder to a tripod, extend its legs to stabilize the camcorder. It is not advised to use small sized tripods. This may cause damage to the unit by falling over.

  • Page 15: Viewfinder Adjustment

    NOTES: When the viewfinder is pulled out while the LCD monitor is opened, you can select whether you use the LCD monitor and the viewfinder simultaneously or individually. Set “PRIORITY” to the desired mode in SYSTEM Menu. pg. 35, 38) The image on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder) and the image on the TV screen may look differently in terms of the brightness and color.

  • Page 16: Operation Mode

    Operation Mode To turn on the camcorder, turn the Power Switch to align any operation mode except “OFF” to the Power Lamp while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. Power Lamp Power Switch MEMORY Playback Mode Switch...

  • Page 17: Date/time Settings

    However, if the camcorder is not used for approx. 3 months, the clock’s lithium battery will become discharged and the date/time stored in memory will be lost. When...

  • Page 18: Loading A Cassette /unloading A Cassette

    Loading A Cassette /Unloading A Cassette The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a cassette. Erase protection tab PUSH HERE OPEN/EJECT Switch Loosen the grip strap. Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow, then pull the cassette holder cover open until it locks.

  • Page 19: Loading A Memory Card /unloading A Memory Card

    To load a memory card, firmly insert it with its clipped edge first. To unload a memory card, push it once. After the memory card comes out of the camcorder, pull it out. Do not touch the terminal on the reverse side of the label.

  • Page 20: Video Recording & Playback

    21). Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. The power lamp lights and the camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE” is displayed. To start recording, press the Recording Start/Stop Button.

  • Page 21: Recording Mode

    “MEMORY”. Features for Video Recording Mode Allows you to record on a tape in DV format (480i). The camcorder records signals in the interlace scan mode (half of 525 scanning lines at 1/60th of a second). The image will be recorded in an aspect ratio of 4:3.

  • Page 22: Tape Remaining Time

    Tape Remaining Time Approximate tape remaining time appears on the display. “– h – – m” means the camcorder is calculating the remaining time. When the remaining time reaches 2 minutes, the indication starts blinking. 0h 25 m – h– – m...

  • Page 23: 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 24: Video Playback

    • Blocks of noise appear during playback. For details, 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 “P”.

  • Page 25: Shuttle Search

    To cancel Blank Search midway, press 8. 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.

  • Page 26: Connections To A Tv Or Vcr

    Connections To A TV Or VCR These are some basic types of connections. When making the connections, refer also to your VCR and TV instruction manuals. To Connect A Conventional TV or VCR Connector Cover**** To S/AV S/AV/Editing cable (provided) A Not required for connection.

  • Page 27

    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. Connect the VCR output to the TV input, referring to your VCR’s instruction manual.

  • Page 28: 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. 12) Loading A Memory Card (...

  • Page 29: D.s.c. Playback

    Lock Button images. These thumbnail images cannot be Power Switch transferred to a PC. Images shot with devices (such as JVC GR- DVM70) that are not compatible with DCF cannot be viewed with this camcorder; “UNSUPPORTED FILE!” will be displayed.

  • Page 30: Index Playback Of Files

    Index Playback Of Files You can view several different files stored in the memory card at a time. This browsing capability makes it easy to locate a particular file you want. Perform steps 1 – 4 in “Normal Playback Of Images”...

  • Page 31: Protecting Files

    Protecting Files The Protect mode helps prevent the accidental erasure of files. Rewind Button (3) Playback Mode Switch MENU Wheel Fast-Forward Button (5) Load a memory card. ( pg. 19) Set the Playback Mode Switch to “MEMORY”. Set the Power Switch to “P” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.

  • Page 32: Deleting Files

    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 Power Adapter/Charger, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion.

  • Page 33: Resetting The File Name

    DVC00001. Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting) This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard in order to support future systems such as automatic printing. You can select one of the 2 print information settings for images stored in the memory card: “To Print All...

  • Page 34: Initializing A Memory Card

    EXECUTE CANCEL CAUTION: Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during initialization. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Power Adapter/Charger, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during initialization.

  • Page 35: Advanced Features

    MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT 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. ( Power Switch Playback Mode Switch MENU Wheel For Video and D.S.C. Recording Menus: Set the Power Switch to “M”...

  • Page 36: Recording Menus

    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.

  • Page 37: Manual Menu

    To take a snapshot in the 5-second recording mode… Instead of pressing the Recording Start/Stop Button in step 2, press SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5-second still. When “5S” is set to “Anim.”, this function is not available. OFF: Disables 5-Second Recording.

  • Page 38: System Menu

    Wide mode DV WIDE OFF: Records with no change in the screen ratio. For playback on a TV with a normal screen ratio. SQUEEZE* : For playback on TVs with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the image to fit the screen without distortion. The indicator appears.

  • Page 39: Camera Display

    Component video output setting When connecting the camcorder to a TV or video unit equipped with component video inputs pg. 26), select the output picture size depending on the connected TV or video unit. Y/Pb/Pr (Factory-preset: NO CONV.) NO CONV.: Outputs with the original size.

  • Page 40

    DSC Menu Picture quality The Picture Quality mode can be selected to best match your needs. Two Picture Quality modes are available: FINE ( ) and STANDARD ( of quality). QUALITY FINE / STANDARD NOTE: The number of storable images depends on the selected picture quality as well as the composition of the subjects in the images and the type of memory card being used.

  • Page 41: Playback Menus

    12-bit and 16-bit sound. (In previous models’ functions, “12-bit” is called “32 kHz” and “16-bit” is called “48 kHz”.) 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 42: Video Display

    For details, refer to “Brightness Adjustment Of The Display” ( pg. 15). ON SCREEN OFF / LCD / LCD/TV When set to “OFF”, the camcorder’s display disappears. DATE/TIME OFF / AUTO / ON When set to “AUTO”, the date/time are displayed in the following cases: •...

  • Page 43: Features For Recording

    Self-Timer Power Switch Lock Button 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 “M” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.

  • Page 44: Snapshot (for Video Recording)

    Press SNAPSHOT. The “O” indication appears and a still image will be recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the camcorder re-enters the Record- Standby mode. You can perform Snapshot also during recording. A still image will be recorded for approx.

  • Page 45: Iris Lock

    Iris Lock Like the pupil of the human eye, the iris contracts in well-lit environments to keep too much light from entering, and dilates in dim environments to allow in more light. Use this function in the following situations: When shooting a moving subject. When the distance to the subject changes (so its size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder changes), such as when the subject is backing...

  • Page 46: Manual Shutter Speed Adjustment

    When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first. ( 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”. ( Focus detection zone pg. 81) pg.

  • Page 47: Manual Focus

    Lock Button Power Switch Zoom Ring Manual Focus Ring Manual Focus NOTE: If you are using the viewfinder, you should already have performed “Viewfinder Adjustment” pg. 15). Set the Power Switch to “M” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. Press FOCUS.

  • Page 48: White Balance Adjustment

    The white balance is usually adjusted automatically. However, more advanced camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional color/tint reproduction. AUTO: White balance is adjusted automatically.

  • Page 49: Manual White Balance Adjustment

    Manual White Balance Adjustment Adjust the white balance manually when shooting under various types of lighting. Power Switch White paper W.B Button Set the Power Switch to “M” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. Open the LCD monitor fully, or pull out the viewfinder fully.

  • Page 50: Wipe Or Fader Effects

    Wipe Or Fader Effects Wipe/Fader effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Use them to spice up the transition from one scene to the next. Wipe or Fader works when video recording is started or stopped. Power Switch P.AE Button FADE/WIPE Button MENU Wheel There are 9 types of Fader/Wipe Effects for scene...

  • Page 51: Special Effects

    48) is automatically set to “ ”, but can be changed 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 (32 ft), adjust the focus manually.

  • Page 52: Navigation Function

    Rotate the MENU Wheel to select the desired image, and press it. The “NAVIGATION SEARCH” indication appears blinking and the camcorder starts searching the tape for the relevant point of the selected thumbnail image. To cancel NAVIGATION search midway...

  • Page 53

    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 Power Adapter/Charger, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion.

  • Page 54: Dubbing

    It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/ Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack. ( 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 55: Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With An I.link Connector (digital Dubbing)

    When using an i.LINK cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV204U i.LINK cable. 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 56

    However, if signals on the D-VHS tape are originally from an ATSC tuner etc., dubbing from a D-VHS VCR in MPEG2 format is not possible. Perform step 1 to 4 of “To use this camcorder as a player” ( pg. 55).

  • Page 57: Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory Card

    Dubbing Still Images Recorded On A Tape To A Memory Card Still images can be dubbed from a tape to a memory card. SNAPSHOT Button Playback Mode Switch MENU Wheel Play/Pause Button ( Load a cassette. ( Load a memory card. ( Set the Playback Mode Switch to “VIDEO”.

  • Page 58: Using The Remote Control Unit

    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. ( Installing The Batteries The remote control uses two “AAA (R03)” size batteries.

  • Page 59

    Zoom Buttons SHIFT Left or SLOW Rewind Button Right or SLOW Forward Button Slow-Motion Playback (DV only) Allows slow-speed search in either direction during video playback. During normal video playback, press SLOW (YI or IU) more than approx. 2 seconds. ●...

  • Page 60: Audio Dubbing (dv Only)

    Playback Special Effects (DV only) Allows you to add creative effects to the video playback image that was recorded in DV mode. The effects that can be used during playback are CLASSIC FILM, MONOTONE, SEPIA and STROBE. The effects work the same in playback as they did in recording.

  • Page 61: Insert Editing (dv Only)

    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-...

  • Page 62: Random Assemble Editing [r.a.edit] (dv Only)

    SHIFT for this one). You are 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 does not come on in step 1, try...

  • Page 63

    ** When connecting the cable, open the cover. *** If necessary, use this cable for connections. A A JVC VCR equipped with a Remote PAUSE connector… …Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE connector.

  • Page 64

    ON/OFF match the total program time exactly. Turning off the camcorder’s power erases all registered Edit-In and Edit-Out points. If you select Sepia or Monotone mode from Special Effects, you cannot use the Dissolve or Black &...

  • Page 65: Automatic Editing To Vcr

    Automatic Editing To VCR VCR REC STBY Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE (9). Press VCR REC STBY (79), or manually engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.

  • Page 66: Adjustment Of Vcr/camcorder Timing

    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 67: System Connections

    Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack. ( pg. 13) Never connect the USB cable and the i.LINK cable simultaneously to the camcorder. Connect only the cable you wish to use to the camcorder. To USB connector USB cable (provided) i.LINK cable (optional) When using an i.LINK cable, be sure to use the...

  • Page 68: Using The Camcorder As A Webcam

    Using The Camcorder As A WebCam This camcorder can be used as a WebCam via USB connection. Connector Cover* To USB USB cable (provided) To USB connector USB-equipped PC When connecting the cable, open the cover. SYSTEM CONNECTIONS (cont.) Make sure all necessary software (provided) are installed in your PC.

  • Page 69: References

    When the Recording Start/Stop button is pressed, it may take a few seconds before actual recording starts. The “T” indicator starts rotating when the camcorder actually starts recording. The time required to calculate and display the remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary according to the type of tape used.

  • Page 70: 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. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Charger, etc.) and wait a few minutes;...

  • Page 71

    7. The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications blink. 8. Digital Zoom does not work. Video and D.S.C. Playback SYMPTOM 9. Play, Rewind and Fast-Forward functions do not work. 10. The tape is moving, but there is no picture. 11. Blocks of noise appear during playback, or there is no playback picture and the screen becomes blue.

  • Page 72

    24. • The Power Switch is set to “A”. 25. • The connected device is not compatible with this camcorder. TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.) CORRECTIVE ACTION 15. • Set Focus to the Auto mode. pg. 46) • Clean the lens and check the focus again.

  • Page 73

    27. • The built-in clock’s rechargeable lithium battery is discharged. • The previously set date/time is erased. 28. • The camcorder is not getting power, or some other malfunction exists. 29. • The Power Switch is set to “A”. 30. • Files stored in the memory card are protected.

  • Page 74

    41. • Wipe them gently with soft cloth. Wiping strongly can cause damage. ( pg. 81) To clean the viewfinder, please consult your nearest JVC dealer. 42. • Set “TIME CODE” to “ON”. pg. 35, 39, 42) 43. • pg. 77.

  • Page 75

    CAN NOT CHANGE RECORDING MODE RECORDING IS STOPPED Appears when you attempt to record signals which are copygurded or not INVALID DATA! compatible with this camcorder. CAN NOT RECORD COPY PROTECTED CAN NOT RECORD Meaning CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE pg. 18) pg.

  • Page 76

    DISCONNECT i.LINK CABLE, FIRST Appears when you attempt to dub signals which are copygurded or not INVALID DATA! compatible with this camcorder through an i.LINK cable. CAN NOT INPUT COPY PROTECTED CAN NOT INPUT CAN NOT DECODE VIDEO OR AUDIO Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a blank portion of a tape.

  • Page 77

    Remove the power supply (battery, etc.) and wait a few minutes for MODE REMOVE AND the indication to clear. When it does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the REATTACH BATTERY indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer.

  • Page 78: Cautions

    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. General Battery Precautions If the remote control is not functioning even if it is being operated correctly, the batteries are exhausted.

  • Page 79

    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 80

    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 81: User Maintenance

    USER MAINTENANCE After Use Turn off the camcorder. Loosen the grip strap. Slide and hold OPEN/EJECT in the direction of the arrow, then pull the cassette holder cover open until it locks. The cassette holder opens automatically. Remove the cassette.

  • Page 82: Specifications

    Storage media Compression system File size Picture quality Approximate number of storable images Camcorder DC 6.3 V (Using AC Power Adapter/Charger) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) Approx. 6.8 W (DV)/8.0 W (HD, SD) Approx. 8.5 W (DV)/9.7 W (HD, SD) 114.5 mm x 99 mm x 271.5 mm (4-9/16"...

  • Page 83: Ac Power Adapter/charger

    For Connectors S/AV S-Video input S-Video output Video input Video output Audio input Audio output Headphone output Microphone input i.LINK Input/output Y/Pb/Pr output For General Power requirement U.S.A. and Canada Other countries Power consumption Output Charge Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

  • Page 84: Index

    INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators...

  • Page 85: Other Parts

    Shoe pg. 47) Attach the provided Handle, optional Stereo Microphone or Video Light. Make sure to turn off pg. 18) the power of the camcorder and the video light or microphone before attaching and removing pg. 16) them. pg. 47)

  • Page 86

    LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Video Recording Only 15:55 a Recording Mode Indicator b Navigation Indicator (Appears when “NAVIGATION” is set to other than “MANUAL”.) c Operation Mode Indicator d Selected Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator e Tape Running Indicator (Rotates while tape is running.) f Selected Wide Mode Indicator g Thumbnail Storing Indicator (Appears while the captured image is being...

  • Page 87

    j Self-Timer Recording Indicator k O: (Appears when taking Snapshot.) l BRIGHT: Brightness Control Indicator (LCD monitor/Viewfinder) (The level indicator g moves.) m Battery Indicator n Date/Time o Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator ( During Video Playback BLANK SEARCH PUSH "STOP" BUTTON TO CANCEL a Video Playback Mode Indicator b Sound Mode Indicator...

  • Page 88: Terms

    (BRIGHT) ...15 Built-in Clock’s Rechargeable Lithium Battery ...17 Changing The Menu Settings ...35 Channels (Left/Right) ...41 Charging The Battery Pack ...12 Cleaning The Camcorder ...81 Clock adjustment (CLOCK ADJ.) ...17 Component video output setting (Y/Pb/Pr) ...26 Connections Charging ...12 Dubbing ... 54 – 57 Random Assemble Editing ...

  • Page 89

    Picture Quality (QUALITY) ...40 Playback Mode Switch Position ...16 Playback sound (SOUND MODE, NARRATION) ...41 Playback Special Effects ...60 Playback Zoom ...59 Power Switch Position ...16 Priority Setting (PRIORITY) ...38 Program AE (PROGRAM AE) Snow (SNOW) ...50 Sports (SPORTS) ...50 Spotlight (SPOTLIGHT) ...50 Twilight (TWILIGHT) ...51 Protecting Files (PROTECT) ...31...

  • Page 92

    Printed in Japan COPYRIGHT© 2003 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. 0403-FO-ID-VP...

  • Page 93

    Use only the provided CD-ROM. Never use any other CD-ROM to run this software. Do not attempt to modify this software. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void user’s authority to operate the equipment. How to handle a CD-ROM Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface (opposite to the printed surface).

  • Page 94: Notice For Users

    Use of this software is authorized according to the terms of the software license. When contacting the nearest JVC office or agency in your country about this software (refer to the JVC Worldwide Service Network at http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/worldmap/index-e.html), please fill out the following and have the appropriate information ready.

  • Page 95: System Requirements

    System Requirements For copying still image files to a PC The following requirements must be satisfied to connect the camcorder to a PC using the USB cable, and to copy still image files from the memory card in the camcorder.

  • Page 96

    For holding a video conference over the Internet The following requirements must be satisfied to use a camcorder as a web camera for video conference over the Internet. Hardware : Windows Windows Connector : USB connector Software ® Windows Messenger Ver4.6 or later is required. If an old version is installed, download and install the latest version from the web site of Microsoft Corporation.

  • Page 97: Software Installation

    Follow the procedure described below to install the software. From the [Setup] dialog box in step 3, you can install the following software. HD Capture Utility This application is used to import MPEG-format video stream from a camcorder, or to export the edited video clip back to the camcorder. Audio converter This application is used to convert audio files into different format.

  • Page 98

    ● When entering the serial number, consider the case (upper or lower) and difference between number and alphabet. NOTES: ● The software instruction manual is included on the CD-ROM in PDF format. Double-click the [JVC] folder and then double-click the [Docs] folder. Open the “Start.pdf” file and click the button of the desired ®...

  • Page 99

    For the operation on the camcorder, refer to the camcorder’s instruction manuals. USB connection Enables you to copy still image files in a memory card to a PC or to use the camcorder as a web camera for video conference over the Internet.

  • Page 100

    It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack. Do not turn on or off the camcorder or switch the playback mode on the camcorder when the USB cable is connected.

  • Page 101: Driver Installation

    Installing the driver for importing MPEG-format video stream When you connect the camcorder to the PC with an i.LINK cable at first time, the driver is installed. Click [Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)] and then click [Next].

  • Page 102

    Installing the drivers for using the camcorder as a web camera When you connect the camcorder to the PC with a USB cable at first time, four drivers are installed in succession. NOTE: Click [Continue Anyway] when the message [Has not passed Windows Logo testing] appears. Be sure not to select [Stop Installation].

  • Page 103

    Delete unnecessary files by the operation on the camcorder. If you are using a brand new memory card, you need to initialize the memory card with the camcorder first. You may not be able to copy files from the memory card to the PC without doing so.

  • Page 104: Still Images Playback

    LCD monitor, and the file is copied from the memory card to the PC. NOTE: Never disconnect the USB cable while the message [ACCESSING FILES] is displayed on the camcorder’s LCD monitor. Still Images Playback Double-click the still image file (extension “.jpg”) to view a still image.

  • Page 105: Disconnecting The Usb Cable

    Before replacing memory cards or turning off the PC, first disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. Confirm that the message [ACCESSING FILES] is not currently displayed on the camcorder’s LCD monitor. If the message [ACCESSING FILES] is currently displayed, wait until it disappears before proceeding.

  • Page 106

    Importing MPEG-format Video Stream to a PC Connect the camcorder to the PC with an i.LINK cable. ( Click [Start], go to [All Programs] – [PIXELA] – [HD Capture Utility], and then click [HD Capture Utility]. You can also double-click the [HD Capture Utility 1.0] icon on the desktop.

  • Page 107

    Check playback on the camcorder’s LCD monitor, and then click [Start] approximately 2 seconds before the scene from where importing to be started. Check playback on the camcorder’s LCD monitor, and then click [Cancel] after the scene to be imported finishes.

  • Page 108

    Reinstalling the driver If the camcorder’s model name does not appear in HD Capture Utility in spite of proper settings, the driver may not be correctly installed. In this case, reinstall the driver. Click [Start], right-click [My Computer], and then click [Property].

  • Page 109

    Important Features of the Digital HD Video Camera ENGLISH This digital HD video camera enables you to record images on MiniDV tapes in the MPEG2 format. ■ Select the recording mode for best image recordings. This digital HD video camera supports three recording systems (modes): the HD mode for HDTV, the SD mode for progressive image rendering, and the DV mode which is the same as for conventional digital video camera.

  • Page 110

    ■ Use the component video connector for viewing clear images. This digital HD video camera is equipped with a component video connector that enables you to view images which look even clearer. Use a component video cable to connect this connector with a TV set with a component video connectors.

  • Page 111

    ■ Renseignez-vous sur les nouveaux CCD mégapixel pour de meilleurs enregistrements d’images HD. Filmer des images HD est maintenant possible grâce au développement des CCD à balayage progressif possédant un total de 1.18 millions de pixels et un filtre original. ●...

  • Page 112

    ■ Se puede realizar la reproducción (de avance y de retroceso) de búsqueda de alta velocidad con imágenes grabadas en el modo HD (formato MPEG2). ● Durante la reproducción de búsqueda, se omitirán algunos fotogramas, dando como resultado la fragmentación de las imágenes en forma de mosaico.

  • Page 114

    Introduzca el número de serie que aparece impreso en la etiqueta de la carcasa del CD-ROM. ● Al introducir el número de serie, tenga en cuenta las diferencias entre mayúsculas y minúsculas y entre números y letras. Serial number Numéro de série Número de serie Pro LE Pro LE Pro LE LYT1174-007A 0503-FO-ID-VP (M3D8US)

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Gr-hd1, Lyt1154-001c

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