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– How to handle the Digital Media Camera –
Please read this together with the instruction manual before using the
camera. The advanced operation manual is provided as HTML format in
the provided CD-ROM. Refer to "For Advanced Operations" page 32 of
the instruction manual (printed edition).
8 Make a backup of important recorded data
Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to PC. It is
recommended to copy it from your PC to a DVD or other recording media
for storage. Refer to "Connections" on page 10 of "SOFTWARE
INSTALLATION AND USB CONNECTION GUIDE".
8 Make a trial run before recording important data
Play back the recorded data to check that the video and sound have been
recorded correctly. Refer to "BASIC OPERATIONS" on page 19 – 25 of
the instruction manual (printed edition).
8 Reset the camera if it does not operate correctly
This camera uses a microcomputer. Factors such as background noise
and interference can prevent it from operating correctly. If the camera
does not operate correctly, press and hold MENU and MODE
simultaneously for approx. 5 seconds to reset the camera. If the problem
still exists, set the power switch to [OFF] and remove the power supply
(battery pack or AC adapter) from the camera, then put it back again.
8 Check the compatible recording media
The following recording media have been guaranteed to work with this
camera. Others are not guaranteed to work, so buy such products with
caution.
Removable hard disks: Microdrive
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from Hitachi, JVC Microdrive
MD04)
CompactFlash cards: By LEXAR, SanDisk and Hagiwara Sys-com
SD memory cards: By Panasonic, TOSHIBA and SanDisk
If other media are used, they may fail to record data correctly, or they
may lose data that has already been recorded.
Microdrive
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of 1GB or below are not supported.
MultiMediaCards are not supported.
For video recording and continuous shooting of still images, use a
removable hard disk, high-speed CompactFlash card (at least 40x
speed) or SD memory card (at least 10 MB/s).
8 Format recording medium before using
Before using this camera, use the Format function [FORMAT] in the menu
to format the provided removable hard disk. Also, be sure to format newly-
purchased CF cards (removable hard disk/CompactFlash card) and SD
cards with this camera before using them. This enables stable speeds
and operation when accessing the recording medium.
To format
(1) Set the power switch to
while pressing down the lock button
located on the switch.
(2) Press MENU.
(3) Press rt to select [MEMORY CARD SETTING], then press 49.
(4) Press rt to select [FORMAT], then press 49.
(5) Press rt to select [CF SLOT] or [SD SLOT], then press 49.
[CF SLOT]: Removable hard disk or CompactFlash card
[SD SLOT]: SD memory card
(6) Press rt to select [EXECUTE], then press 49.
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8 Take care to hold the camera correctly during recording
Do not cover the area near the lens, stereo microphone, camera sensor,
flash, or flash sensor with your finger or any object while recording. Refer
to "Index" on page 6 – 7 of the instruction manual (printed edition).
8 Bring your camera together with the removable hard disk
When requesting repairs for breakdowns by your dealer or JVC service
center, be sure to bring your camera together with the removable hard
disk. If one of them is not included, the cause cannot be diagnosed, and
the repair cannot be made properly.
Power supply
8 When a certain length of time passes without operation
When using the battery, the power is turned off automatically to
conserve power. Use the power switch to turn on the power again.
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When using the AC adapter, the access lamp lights up, and the LCD
turns off (the camera enters the sleep mode). Operation is restored
once any operation is made.
Recording
8 Switching to manual mode
Switch to manual mode when you want to adjust the focus manually or
add video effects etc. when recording. Press and hold e (
is displayed at the top left of the screen.
Miscellaneous points
8 Direct printing with a PictBridge printer
After selecting [DIRECT PRINT] in the menu, connect the USB cable. If
the printer is not recognized, or to print again after direct printing with a
PictBridge Printer, remove the USB cable, select [DIRECT PRINT] in the
menu again, and then reconnect the cable.
8 DPOF index screen
While a still image is selected and the zoom lever is pushed to [T] side,
the preview of the selected still image is displayed.
If [CHECK SETTINGS] is selected to confirm the DPOF setting, it is not
possible to cancel the setting by pressing
on the index screen. To
cancel the setting, set the number of prints to "0".
8 Video file names
Video file names are assigned as sequential hexadecimal numbers.
NOTE:
For the manual focus, video effects, format, direct printing and DPOF,
refer to the advanced operation manual provided as HTML format in the
CD-ROM. See page 32 of the instruction manual (printed edition) for
details.
ENGLISH
Read this first!
– Software Installation And USB Connection Guide Supplement –
Please read this together with the instruction manual before using the
software.
8 When playing back a file in the recording medium on your PC
Copy the file to your PC, and then play it back. If video file is played back
directly from recording medium (i.e. the camera is connected through
USB to your PC), it may be not played back properly due to the inadequate
processing speeds or other problems. Also use the provided PowerDVD
5 NE software to play back video files.
8 When copying the file in the recording medium to your PC
File transfer takes considerable time in PCs using USB 1.1. Usage of a
PC that supports USB 2.0 is recommended.
8 Folder structure within the recording
medium
Video files: Stored in the [PRGxxx] folder
(where xxx is a number), within the
[SD_VIDEO] folder.
Still image files: Stored in the
[xxxJVCSO] folder (where xxx is a
number), within the [DCIM] folder.
Voice files: Stored in the [xxxJVCMC] folder (where xxx is a number),
within the [DCVC] folder.
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Management information: Information such as the date and time of
recording, recorded with the video file.
NOTES:
Any folders or files other than those described above are recorded in
the recording medium.
Do not delete, move or rename folders and files within the medium on
PC.
After reading this sheet, store it together with the instruction manual, and refer to it when necessary.
8 File types and extensions
Video files: MPEG2 files, extension is ".mod"
Still image files: JPEG files, extension is ".jpg"
Voice files: WAVE files, extension is ".wav"
8 How to copy video files from the PC
To use the camera to play back video files (MPEG2 files, with the
extension ".mpg") which have been edited using the provided software,
change the file name to "MOV_xxxx.mpg" (where xxxx is a number) and
move it to the [EXTMOV] folder.
The following video files cannot be played back on the camera:
Files which do not have correct file names
Files which are not in MPEG2 format
Files prepared on any application other than the provided software
Edited files which were not produced on a JVC Digital Media Camera
Also, be sure to turn off the SVRT function when editing the video files
using PowerDirector Express NE. (Do not check the checkbox [Use
SVRT to save rendering time].)
8 How to play back video files from the [EXTMOV] folder
On the index display of video files, press the recording start/stop button
to display "MPG" on the screen. After that, follow the usual operation for
playback. However, the forward/reverse skip search, frame-by-frame
playback and playlist functions are not available.
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