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JVC GR-DVM90 Instructions Manual

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Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide
Web and answer our Consumer Survey
(in English only):
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located on the
bottom of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
Basic Recording For Video .................... 18
Digital Still Camera (D.S.C.) ................ 21
Video And D.S.C. ............................. 24
Basic Playback For Video ..................... 42
Advanced Features For Video ................ 43
Basic Playback For D.S.C. ..................... 47
Advanced Features For D.S.C. ............... 50
Basic Connections .............................. 58
Advanced Connections ......................... 60
Dubbing To A VCR ............................. 62
MultiMediaCard To A Tape .................. 64
Playback and Playback Zoom .............. 68
Playback Special Effects ...................... 69
Random Assemble Editing .................... 70
For More Accurate Editing .................... 74
Audio Dubbing .................................. 76
Docking Station ................................ 85
Indications ...................................... 88
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA GR-DVM90 Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web and answer our Consumer Survey (in English only): INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located on the bottom of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference.

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    The rating plate (serial number plate) of the Docking Station is on its bottom. This camcorder is designed to be used with NTSC- type color television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different standard.

  • Page 3: Important Product Safety Instructions

    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 4

    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 5

    The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user. When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and use the provided shoulder strap. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.

  • Page 6: Provided Accessories

    MultiMediaNavigator JLIP Video Capture JLIP Video Producer Picture Navigator (for Windows Picture Navigator (for Macintosh CardNavigator Video Player JVC Video Decoder Mr. Photo Gold Mr. Photo PhotoAlbum ProImage Plus •JLIP Cable (Both plugs have 3 rings around the pin.) •PC Connection Cable ®...

  • Page 7: Automatic Demonstration

    How To Use Audio Cables When using an optional external microphone or headphones, connect to the provided Audio cable (with a core filter attached), then connect the Audio cable to the camcorder. The core filter reduces interference. To MIC AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION Automatic Demonstration takes place when “DEMO.

  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack. To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Power Adapter/Charger near a radio. If you connect the camcorder’s DC cord to the adapter during battery charging, power is supplied to the camcorder and charging stops.

  • Page 9: Using The Battery Pack

    BATT. RELEASE Switch ATTENTION: Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off. Failure to do so can result in a camcorder malfunction. INFORMATION: VU-V856KIT is a set composed of the BN-V856U battery pack and AA-V80U AC Power Adapter/Charger.

  • Page 10: Grip Adjustment

    Then tighten the screw. CAUTION: When using a tripod, be sure to open and extend its legs fully to stabilize the camcorder. To prevent damage to the unit caused by falling over, do not use a small- sized tripod. (cont.)

  • Page 11

    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 this occurs,...

  • Page 12

    If the tape does not load properly, open the cassette holder cover fully and remove the cassette. A few minutes later, insert it again. When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm environment, wait a short time before opening the cassette holder cover.

  • Page 13

    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. ” and set the POWER ”...

  • Page 14: Loading A Multimediacard

    MultiMediaCard, consult its manufacturer or dealer. To Unload A MultiMediaCard step 3 push the MultiMediaCard, which then comes out of the camcorder automatically. Pull it out and close the card cover. ATTENTION: Do not insert/remove the MultiMediaCard while the...

  • Page 15

    Lock Button located on the switch and set the MODE Dial to “ ”, then open the LCD monitor fully. The POWER lamp lights and the camcorder is turned on. Press IMAGE SIZE/RES. until the desired mode appears.

  • Page 16: 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. POWER Lamp When the POWER Switch is set to “ the type of file (IMAGE, E-MAIL CLIP or SOUND) is displayed.

  • Page 17

    The following indications appear in the upper left corner, depending on the MODE Dial position. DUAL DUAL : When set to “ ” No display : When set to “VIDEO” PS : When set to “ ” XGA or VGA : When set to “...

  • Page 18: Recording

    Shooting while using the LCD monitor: Make sure time indicator the viewfinder is pushed back in. Open the LCD (Approximate) monitor fully. •The POWER lamp lights and the camcorder enters 3 min the Record-Standby mode. “PAUSE” is displayed. 2 min Press START/STOP. “...

  • Page 19: Journalistic Shooting

    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. 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 20

    Basic Recording For Video (cont.) ” while pressing ”, then set the ”. Pull out the viewfinder fully for approx. 6 seconds, then the camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. for approx. 6 seconds, then the normal recording resumes. pg. 32.

  • Page 21: Basic Recording For Digital Still Camera (d.s.c.)

    Snapshot mode with no frame There is the sound effect of a shutter closing. Basic Shooting (Snapshot) You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still Camera for taking snapshots. NOTE: You should already have performed the procedures listed below. If not, do so before continuing.

  • Page 22: Basic Recording For Video And D.s.c

    Zoom in (T: Telephoto) 1 xW 1 0 xW 20xW Zoom out (W: Wide angle) Zoom display 1 0 x W Approximate zoom ratio Power Zoom Lever RECORDING Basic Recording For Video And D.S.C. FEATURE: PURPOSE: To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous 40xW change in image magnification.

  • Page 23

    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: Advanced Features For Video And D.s.c

    LCD monitor fully. To start Progressive Mode Recording, press START/ STOP. To End Progressive Mode Recording START/STOP. The camcorder enters the Record- Standby mode. NOTES: When an image recorded using the Progressive Mode is played back, the image may not look natural.

  • Page 25

    Description of Progressive Scan CCD Progressive Scan is a special image sensing method which, unlike conventional interlace scanning, is able to pick up all the lines of picture information in one Scan. Since the Progressive Scan CCD is capable of outputting 60 full Frames* per second —...

  • Page 26

    RECORDING MENU Wheel SNAPSHOT Button Video image Still image Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.) Dual Shooting Lets you record images on a tape and store still images in a MultiMediaCard simultaneously. In other words, it is FOCUS Button possible to store still images in the MultiMediaCard without interrupting image recording on the tape.

  • Page 27: Auto Focus

    FEATURE: PURPOSE: The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up (as close as approx. 5 cm (2") to the subject) to infinity. However, correct focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below (in these cases use manual focusing): •When two subjects overlap in the same scene.

  • Page 28

    Sub Menu Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.) Using Menus For Detailed Adjustment POWER Switch This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more Lock Button detailed camcorder settings ( Operation Set the Operation Switch to “...

  • Page 29

    Even though not heard while shooting, shutter sound is recorded on the tape. 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 06.

  • Page 30

    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. If “DEMO. MODE” remains “ON”, some functions will not be available.

  • Page 31

    The date/time is always displayed. TIME Time code is not displayed. CODE Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV. Frame numbers are not displayed during recording. Allows you to set the current date and time ( CLOCK ADJ.

  • Page 32

    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. 6.5 ft./2 m), push down the flash to prevent the picture from becoming too dark or becoming too tinted.

  • Page 33

    – Flash Brightness Adjustment When a snapshot ( camcorder fires the flash ( brightness automatically. You can also adjust the flash brightness manually. When you find that the snapshots you took look too bright or too dark, adjust it manually.

  • Page 34

    Advanced Features For Video And D.S.C. (cont.) Self-Timer 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. POWER Switch Set the Operation Switch to “...

  • Page 35: Second Recording

    ... instead of pressing START/STOP in step 6, select the desired Snapshot mode in the Menu Screen, then press SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5-second still pg. 20). When “5S” is set to “ANIM.” ( this function is not available.

  • Page 36: Fade/wipe Effects

    ”. If you start recording a new scene within 5 minutes of the end of the previous recording (without having turned the camcorder’s power off), the previous scene wipes out, revealing the new scene. ” while pressing ”, then set the ”.

  • Page 37

    The new scene wipes in over the previous one from the center toward the top and bottom of the screen. When this function is activated, the camcorder randomly selects the effect used in scene transition (from , and ).

  • Page 38: Program Ae With Special Effects

    41) is initially set to 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 39: Digital Sound Effects

    Use a headphone set to hear the sound effect. To cancel recording the sound effect midway DIGITAL SOUND again. The camcorder stops recording the sound effect and the sound effect indication disappears. NOTES: Sound effects can also be used for Audio Dubbing pg.

  • Page 40: Exposure Control

    RECORDING Exposure Control Manual exposure adjustment 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. •...

  • Page 41: Recording

    If the white balance is correct, all other colors 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 color/tint reproduction. Set the Operation Switch to “...

  • Page 42: Playback

    1) Press 4/6 during playback. 2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6 again. If still playback continues for more than about 3 minutes, the camcorder’s Stop mode is automatically engaged. After 5 minutes in the Stop mode, the camcorder’s power is automatically turned off.

  • Page 43: Advanced Features For Video

    ” ( pg. 13, 29). If “ON SCREEN” is set to “SIMPLE”, it keeps the camcorder’s display (except the date, time and time code) from appearing on the connected TV. It also makes the playback sound mode and tape speed disappear on the camcorder.

  • Page 44: Playback Sound

    Playback Sound During playback, the camcorder detects the sound mode in which the recording was made, and plays the sound back. Select the type of sound to accompany your playback picture. According to the menu access explanation on pg. 43, select “SOUND MODE” or “12BIT MODE” from the Menu Screen and set it to the desired parameter.

  • Page 45: Blank Search

    ... press 5. NOTES: In step 5, 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 46

    Record-Standby mode will be automatically canceled. Refer to the instruction manual of the provided software, CardNavigator, Video Player and JVC Video Decoder. Video noise may appear while viewing video clips in the LCD monitor or viewfinder, however, this noise is not present in the actual video clips stored in the MultiMediaCard.

  • Page 47: Basic Playback For D.s.c

    Displays the index number of the image file ( previous image Normal Playback Images shot with the camcorder are automatically numbered, then stored in numerical order in the MultiMediaCard. You can view the stored images, one at a time, much like flipping through a photo album.

  • Page 48

    Type of file Directory and File names Index number Selected file EXIT IMAGE 100-DVC00003 0 0 1 F 0 0 2 S 0 0 4 F 0 0 5 F MENU Wheel PLAYBACK Index Screen Picture Quality/Size mode: Appears only The files you stored can be displayed together with their when displaying still index information.

  • Page 49: Index Playback

    INDEX Button Display Playback Screen Still image E X I T I M A G E 100-DVC00001 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 6 Video clip E X I T E - C L I P 100-DVC00001 0 0 1...

  • Page 50: Advanced Features For D.s.c

    MENU Wheel Display – – E X I T P R O T E C T 0 0 1 F 0 0 2 S 0 0 3 S 0 0 4 F 0 0 5 F 0 0 6 F If Protection is Normal playback removed...

  • Page 51: Deleting Files

    Screen CAUTION: Do not remove the MultiMediaCard 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 MultiMediaCard may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion.

  • Page 52

    •To cancel initialization, rotate the MENU wheel to select “CANCEL” and press it. CAUTION: Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during initialization. Confirmation Also, be sure to use the provided AC Power Screen Adapter/Charger, as the MultiMediaCard may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during initialization.

  • Page 53

    0 0 5 0 0 6 Superimposing A Print Frame A selection of print frames are stored in the camcorder. A frame can be superimposed over a still image. Play back an image stored in the MultiMediaCard. Press PRINT FRAME. The Print Frame Index Screen appears.

  • Page 54

    If print frames created on a PC have not been transferred to a MultiMediaCard, it is not possible to delete them using these steps. The print frames in the camcorder’s memory cannot be deleted. ” while pressing ” and press it.

  • Page 55

    MENU Wheel Display Menu Screen – – RY MENU Deletion Confirmation Screen TO DELETE ALL PRINT FRAMES POWER Switch Perform steps 1 through 4 on pag. 54. Lock Button Rotate the MENU wheel to select “ALL” and press it. The Deletion Confirmation Screen appears. Rotate the MENU wheel to select “EXECUTE”...

  • Page 56

    Advanced Features For D.S.C. (cont.) Setting Print Information (DPOF Setting) POWER Switch 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 Lock Button about the still images you wish to print (such as the number of prints to make).

  • Page 57

    POWER Switch Lock Button MENU Wheel Display EXIT DPOF DPOF Screen 100-DVC00021 0 1 9 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 2 3 0 2 4 RY MENU Confirmation Screen TO PRINT BY SELECTING STILL IMAGES AND NO.

  • Page 58: Connections

    When connecting to a TV or VCR, use the provided Docking Station, an optional Audio/Video cable and S-Video cable. Docking Station Attachment First align the camcorder direction stud and screw on the Docking Station with the camcorder’s stud hole and tripod mounting socket and tighten the screw.

  • Page 59

    • S-Video cable: YTU94146A • Audio/Video cable (RCA plug to RCA plug): YTU94147A Consult the JVC Service Center described on the sheet included in the package for details on their availability. Make sure to connect the ends with a core filter to the camcorder. The core filter reduces interference.

  • Page 60: Advanced Connections

    CONNECTIONS Connection To A Personal Computer This camcorder can transfer still images to a PC by using the provided software when connected as shown in the illustration. It is also possible to transfer still images to a PC with a DV connector-equipped capture board installed.

  • Page 61

    Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack pg. 9). For Digital Dubbing, this camcorder can be connected only to one device at a time. This camcorder can also be used as a recorder ( pg. 63). If Still Playback, Slow-Motion Playback, Fast-Forward or...

  • Page 62: Dubbing

    (optional) • Audio/Video cable (RCA plug to RCA plug): YTU94147A Consult the JVC Service Center described on the sheet included in the package for details on their availability. Make sure to connect the ends with a core filter to the camcorder.

  • Page 63: Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With A Dv Connector

    ( 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 64: Dubbing Images Stored In A Multimediacard To A Tape

    SNAPSHOT Button Fast-Forward Button (3) Rewind Button (2) Display " Dubbing Images Stored In A POWER Switch MultiMediaCard To A Tape Lock Button Images can be dubbed from a MultiMediaCard to a tape. Load a MultiMediaCard ( Set the POWER Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch.

  • Page 65: Dubbing Images Recorded On A Tape To A Multimediacard

    SNAPSHOT Button MENU Wheel Display Dubbing Images Recorded On A Tape To A POWER MultiMediaCard Switch Images can be dubbed from a tape to a MultiMediaCard. Lock Button Load a MultiMediaCard ( pg. 12). Set the POWER Switch to “ down the Lock Button located on the switch.

  • Page 66: Using The Remote Control Unit

    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.

  • Page 67

    ^ PLAY Button & FF Button * STOP Button ( PAUSE Button ) R.A.EDIT Buttons * This function is unavailable with this camcorder. With the camcorder’s POWER Switch set to the camera position (“ ”) . Transmits the beam signal.

  • Page 68: Slow-motion Playback, Frame-by-frame Playback And Playback Zoom

    2) Press the Zoom Buttons (T/W) on the remote control. Make sure the remote control is pointed at the camcorder's remote sensor. Pressing T zooms in. 3) You can move the image on screen around to find a particular portion of the picture. While holding down...

  • Page 69: Playback Special Effects

    To allow you to add creative effects to the video playback image. OPERATION: 1) To start playback, press PLAY (4). 2) Point the remote control at the camcorder's remote sensor and press EFFECT. The PLAYBACK EFFECT Select Menu appears. 3) Move the highlight bar to the desired effect by pressing EFFECT.

  • Page 70: Random Assemble Editing

    MBR SET VCR BRAND BUTTONS NAME (A) (B) PHILIPS IMPORTANT Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and those of many other makers, it may not work with PANASONIC yours or may offer limited functions. NOTES: SANYO SHARP SONY...

  • Page 71: Make Connections

    • S-Video cable: YTU94146A • Audio/Video cable (RCA plug to RCA plug): YTU94147A Consult the JVC Service Center described on the sheet included in the package for details on their availability. Make sure to connect the ends with a core filter to the camcorder.

  • Page 72

    Since time codes register time only as accurately as seconds, the time code total time may not 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 Program AE with special effects, you cannot use the Dissolve or Black &...

  • Page 73: Automatic Editing To Vcr

    EDIT IN/OUT CANCEL AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE (6). Point the remote control towards the VCR’s remote sensor and press VCR REC STBY (q6), or manually engage the VCR’s Record-Pause mode.

  • Page 74: For More Accurate Editing

    Record mode faster than others. Even if you begin editing Editing Menu 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 75

    1 . 0 (Recording deck) ADJUSTMENT OF VCR/CAMCORDER TIMING Point the remote control at the camcorder’s remote sensor and press R.A.EDIT ON/OFF to make the Random Assemble Editing menu disappear, then press the MENU wheel. The Menu Screen appears. Rotate the MENU wheel to select “...

  • Page 76: Audio Dubbing

    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 77: Audio Dubbing Using Digital Sound Effects

    Display Audio Dub Standby mode EXPLOS I ON MENU Wheel POWER Switch Lock Button MODE Dial INDEX Button DIGITAL SOUND Button EDIT IN/OUT Audio Dubbing Using Digital Sound Effects Load the provided MultiMediaCard ( perform step 1 and 2 of page 76. Press EDIT IN/OUT so that “...

  • Page 78: User Maintenance

    After Use Turn off the camcorder. Slide down 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. Press “PUSH HERE” to close the cassette holder.

  • Page 79: Troubleshooting

    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/Battery Charger, etc.) and wait a few minutes;...

  • Page 80

    • The subject does not look at the first flash, which is an important part of Red-Eye Reduction. • The camcorder is too far from the subject. • “FLASH” is not set to “AUTO ” in the Menu Screen.

  • Page 81

    20. • Select Picture Wipe or Dissolve before beginning recording. The effects are then automatically activated ( pg. 36). • Do not turn off the camcorder’s power after setting Edit-In and Edit-Out points, as they will all be erased ( pg. 36).

  • Page 82

    • 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. 33. • The light used to illuminate the LCD monitor causes it to become hot.

  • Page 83

    SYMPTOM 35. The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications blink. 36. Colored bright spots appear all over the LCD monitor or the viewfinder. 37. During recording, sound cannot be heard. 38. Play, Rewind and Fast-Forward functions do not work. 39. A MultiMediaCard cannot be played back.

  • Page 84: Troubleshooting

    If the indication remains even though you repeat the above two or three times, please consult your nearest JVC dealer. 47. • To protect the battery, it is recommended to charge it in places with a temperature of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)

  • Page 85: Index

    VCR to control it from the computer using the provided Software. NOTE: Make sure that the camcorder is turned on while connecting the camcorder to a PC using the Docking Station’s JLIP connector. If the camcorder is turned off (because the POWER Switch is set to “OFF”...

  • Page 86: Controls, Connectors And Indicators

    INDEX 1 2 3 & Controls, Connectors And Indicators...

  • Page 87: Other Parts

    Controls PRINT Button Enables printing using the optional printer equipped with a PRINT DATA connector. Refer to the separate “FOR OWNERS OF AN OPTIONAL PRINTER” instruction sheet. PRINT FRAME Button ... E-MAIL CLIP REC Button ... START/STOP Button ... •Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ... •Speaker/Headphone Volume Control [VOL.] ...

  • Page 88: Indications

    5S MODE/ANIM. MODE: Displays the 5 second recording mode or Animation recording mode. Displays the sound mode for approx. 5 seconds after turning on the camcorder. Displays the Time Code. Displays the Picture Quality/Size mode of the stored image. There are 4 modes available: XGA FINE, XGA STD, VGA FINE and VGA STD (in order of quality).

  • Page 89

    LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Both Video And D.S.C. Recording * Appears when the Operation switch is set to “ ”. Displays the shooting mode position. ( Appears when backlight compensation is used. Appears when “FLASH” is set to “AUTO the Menu Screen. Appears when the white balance is adjusted.

  • Page 90

    LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Video Playback LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During D.S.C. Playback 1 0 0 – 0 0 0 1 INDEX Indications (cont.) Displays the sound mode. Displays the selected Digital Sound Effect. Displays the tape speed. Appears while a tape is running. : Playback 3 : Fast-Forward/Shuttle search 2 : Rewind/Shuttle search...

  • Page 91: Warning Indications


  • Page 92

    When an error indication appears, the camcorder turns off automatically. 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. INDEX Indications (cont.) ”...

  • Page 93: Cautions

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

  • Page 94: Lcd Monitor

    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 95

    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 function- ing properly.

  • Page 96: Terms

    Brighten The LCD Monitor ... Built-in Clock's Lithium Battery ... 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 97

    Picture Quality/Size Mode ... Picture Wipe/Dissolve ... Playback Special Effects ... Playback Zoom ... POWER Switch Position ... Print Frame Deletion ... Printer ... Program AE With Special Effects ... Progressive Mode ... Progressive Wide ... Protecting Files ... Provided Accessories ... Random Assemble Editing ...

  • Page 98: Specifications

    STANDARD (with an optional MultiMediaCard [4 MB]) FINE STANDARD (with an optional MultiMediaCard [8 MB]) FINE STANDARD Camcorder : DC 6.3 V (Using AC Power Adapter/Charger) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) : Approx. 4.6 W : Approx. 5.5 W : 51 mm x 125 mm x 97 mm (2-1/16"...

  • Page 99

    For Connectors Video output Audio output DV Input/output Headphone output AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V51U Power requirement U.S.A. and Canada Other countries Power consumption Output Charge Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight For General Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight For Connectors S-Video...

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