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JVC Digital Media Camera LYT1366-001A Advanced Operation Manual

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This manual includes the advanced operations of the camera.
To read the contents, use the table of the contents on the left, or click the major titles below.
ADVANCED RECORDING
ADVANCED PLAYBACK
MANAGING FILES
PLAY LIST
PRINTING
MENU SETTINGS
DIGITAL MEDIA CAMERA
Advanced Operation Manual
© 2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited
ENGLISH
LYT1366-001A
0904HOH-AL

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    This manual includes the advanced operations of the camera. To read the contents, use the table of the contents on the left, or click the major titles below. ADVANCED RECORDING ADVANCED PLAYBACK MANAGING FILES PLAY LIST PRINTING MENU SETTINGS DIGITAL MEDIA CAMERA Advanced Operation Manual ©...

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    Zoom Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle shooting. You can zoom in up to 10x by using the optical zoom. To zoom in Slide the zoom lever towards [T] (telephoto). To zoom out Slide the zoom lever towards [W] (wide-angle). The further you slide the zoom lever, the quicker the zoom action becomes.

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    Flash You can use the flash for still image recording. The flash mode can be changed as required. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press ( ). The menu appears. Press to select the desired flash mode. [OFF]: The flash does not fire.

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    Press after selecting a flash mode in step 4, then select the desired setting by pressing The adjustment range is -3 to +3. NOTES: The flash does not fire during continuous shooting. If the flash is not bright enough, set [GAIN] to [160]. ©...

  • Page 5: How To Select A Menu Item

    Manual Settings in MSET Menu You can use manual recording functions easily by selecting items in the MSET menus. How To Select a Menu Item Set the power switch to Press ) so that Press ). The menu appears. Press to select a desired item from the MSET menu, then press There are 6 items in the MSET menu.

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    Press ) to select a setting, then press Press ). The menu disappears. NOTES: While recording is in progress, [S. SP], [P. AE] and [EF] cannot be set even if ) is pressed. It is not possible to set [P. AE] and [S. SP] simultaneously. ©...

  • Page 7: Manual Exposure

    Manual Exposure Manual exposure 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. Select [AE] in the MSET menu.

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  • Page 9: Manual Focus

    Manual Focus The camera's Full Range AF system offers continuous focusing ability from close-up to infinity. However, the correct focus may not be obtained depending on the shooting condition. In this case, use the manual focus mode. Select [AF] in the MSET menu. If [AUTO] is selected, press Press to focus on a further subject.

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  • Page 11: White Balance

    White Balance The white balance is usually adjusted automatically for correctness of the color reproduction under various lighting. However, you can also select the following modes according to the shooting situations. Select [WB] in the MSET menu. Press to select the desired mode. MWB: For adjusting the white balance manually depending on the light source.

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    NOTES: In step 2, it may be difficult to focus on the white paper. In such a case, adjust with manual focusing. A subject can be shot under various types of lighting conditions indoors (natural, fluorescent, candlelight, etc.). Because the color temperature is different depending on the light source, the subject tint will differ depending on the white balance settings.

  • Page 13: Shutter Speed

    Shutter Speed You can adjust the shutter speed manually. Select [S. SP] in the MSET menu. Press to select the desired mode. The shutter speed can be selected from 1/2 to 1/4000 second. 1/15 1/30 1/60 (NTSC) 1/50 (PAL) 1/100 (NTSC) 1/120 (PAL) 1/250 1/500...

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    Program AE You can use program AE settings for specific shooting situations. Select [P. AE] in the MSET menu. Press to select the desired mode. SPORTS: Fast shutter speed allows fast-moving subject to be captured one frame at a time vividly. The shutter speed is set at 1/250 to 1/4000 second automatically. SNOW: Compensates for subjects that may appear too dark when shooting in extremely bright surroundings such as in the snow.

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    Effect You can add special effects to your recording images. Select [EF] in the MSET menu. Press to select the desired mode. SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos. MONOTONE: The image becomes black and white like old movies. CLASSIC FILM*: The image has an old movie atmosphere by the effect of skipping frames.

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    Backlight Compensation Backlight Compensation brightens the subject quickly. With simple operation, dark portions of the subject are brightened by increasing the exposure. Set the power switch to Press ) so that Press ) so that the To cancel backlight compensation Press ) twice so that the ©...

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    Spot Exposure Control Selection of a spot metering area enables more precise exposure compensation. You can select one of the three metering areas. Set the power switch to Press ) so that Press ) twice so that the The spot metering area frame Press to select the desired spot metering area frame.

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    Index Display You can view multiple files stored in a recording medium at a time. This browsing capability makes it easy to locate a particular file you want. Index Display of Video Files Slide the zoom lever to [W] while playback is paused. The display switches to the index screen.

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    Move the frame to the desired file by pressing Pressing INFO displays the selected Press . The selected file is displayed. Playback List of Voice Files Slide the zoom lever to [W] while playback is paused. The display switches to the playback list. file information.

  • Page 21: How To Use The Scroll Bar

    (The display format of date and time differs depending on the country where this product is sold.) Press to select the desired file. Pressing INFO displays the selected Press to start playback. How to Use the Scroll Bar You can use the vertical scroll bar to find the desired files quickly. The scroll bar is useful when deleting files,...

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    Various Playback Features Still playback (Pause) Press during normal playback. To resume normal playback, press Search playback During normal playback, press Each press of the button increases the search speed for each direction. (-60x to +60x) To resume normal playback, press Locating the start point of the file or skip the file Press ) to locate the start point of the next file.

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    Playback Zoom You can magnify the playback image up to 5x. During playback, at the point you want to zoom in, press Slide the zoom lever towards [T] to zoom in. The full view of the image is displayed in the small screen on the lower right side. The * mark indicates the center point of the magnified area.

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    Wipe or Fader Effect You can view videos with various effects of scene transition. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select a desired effect. FADER-WHITE: Fade in or out with a white screen. FADER-BLACK: Fade in or out with a black screen.

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    Press . The setting is completed. Press MENU to close the menu. The selected wipe or fader effect works when playback starts and ends. To turn off the effect Select [OFF] in step 5. © 2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...

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    Playback Effect You can view videos with special image effects. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select a desired effect. SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos. MONOTONE: The image becomes black and white like old movies.

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    Playback Zoom You can magnify the playback image up to 5x. Display the playback screen of a still image. If the index screen is displayed, slide the zoom lever to [T]. Slide the zoom lever towards [T] to zoom in. The full view of the image is displayed in the small screen on the lower right side.

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    Image Rotation You can rotate a still image clockwise or counterclockwise. Display the playback screen of a still image. If the index screen is displayed, slide the zoom lever to [T]. Press to rotate 90° clockwise. Each time you press Press to rotate 90°...

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    Playback Effect You can view still images with special image effects. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select a desired effect. SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos. MONOTONE: The image becomes black and white like old photos.

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    Voice Playback Functions Changing playback speed You can adjust the playback speed by setting [SLOWPLAY]. Search playback During normal playback, press resume normal playback, press Locating the start point of the file or skip the file Press ) to locate the start point of the next file. Pressing files in forward direction.

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    Viewing File Information You can view the file information in playback mode. Information on video files Press INFO while video playback is paused. File information appears. FILE: File name FOLDER: Folder name DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording PB TIME: Playback time (length of the file) QUALITY: Image quality PROTECT: File protection...

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    If you press INFO in the To turn off the file information display, press INFO again. Information on voice files Press INFO while voice playback is paused. File information appears. FILE: File name FOLDER: Folder name DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording PB TIME: Playback time (length of the file) QUALITY: Sound quality PROTECT:...

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    Protecting Files You can protect files from the accidental erasure. Set the power switch to Select the file type (video, still image or voice) by pressing MODE. Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ To protect the currently displayed file Press to select [ Press...

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    Press to select [QUIT], then press The selected files are protected. To release protection, select the protected file in step 6. To protect all files Press to select [ Press to select [EXECUTE], then press All files are protected. To release protection of all files Select [ CANCEL ALL], then press Press...

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    Deleting Files You can delete unnecessary files. Deleting by the Set the power switch to Select the file type (video, still image or voice) by pressing MODE. Display the desired file by pressing You can also select the file in the Press to select [EXECUTE], then press NOTE:...

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    Press to select [ Press to select [EXECUTE], then press You can select the previous or next file with To delete by selecting multiple files Press to select [ The index screen appears. Press to select the file you want to delete, then press scroll bar can also be used with the zoom lever and To delete other files, repeat step 6.

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    off the power) during deletion. Also, be sure to use the provided AC adapter, as the recording medium may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during deletion. If the recording medium becomes corrupted, format © 2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...

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    Formatting a Recording Medium You can format (initialize) a recording medium in the CF or SD slot. Before using a recording medium that you have purchased, format the medium first. Be aware that all files and data including protected files will be erased. Set the power switch to Press MENU.

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    Cleaning Up a Recording Medium Writing speed of recording media tends to become slow after long period of repeated use. To regain the speed, execute cleanup periodically. NOTE: Make sure to use the provided AC adapter for the power supply when cleaning up a recording medium.

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    Copying/Moving Still Image Files You can copy or move still image files between recording media in CF and SD slots using the on-screen display. Before proceeding to following steps, Make sure that recording media are inserted in both CF and SD slots. Make sure that enough free space is left in the copy/move destination medium.

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    To select other files, repeat this step. scroll bar can also be used with the zoom lever and Press MENU to return to the previous screen. Press to select [EXECUTE], then press File transfer starts. To stop the file transfer, press When [COPYING COMPLETED] appears, press To copy or move all still image files in the recording medium Press...

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    Resetting the File Number By resetting the file number (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 recorded files.

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    Play List Functions What is "Play List"? You can create a play list by collecting previously recorded video files. By playing back the play list, you can view your original video clips. Created play lists can be modified or deleted. Dubbing to an external device using a play list is possible.

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    Creating Play List You can create a play list by collecting previously recorded video files. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select [ Press to select [NEW LIST], then press PLAY LIST], then press EDIT], then press MODE:...

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    (The display format of date and time differs depending on the country where this product is sold.) Press to scroll upward or downward the thumbnail images of recorded files, and select a file to be added to a play list. scroll bar can also be used with the zoom lever and Press...

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    Press . The selected file is added to a play list. To add other files, repeat steps 7 to 10. Press MENU. The confirmation screen appears. Press to select [SAVE AND QUIT], then press To return to the edit screen, select [CANCEL]. If you do not want to save the play list, select [DELETE AND QUIT].

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    Playing Back Play List By playing back the play list, you can view your original video clips. Set the power switch to Press MODE repeatedly to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select [ lists appears.

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    During playback of play list, "P" mark appears on the top left corner of the screen. If you slide the zoom lever towards [W] while playback is paused, the index screen for play list appears. You can see the contents of the play list and select the desired scene.

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    Add/Delete Files in Play List You can edit existing play lists by adding or deleting files. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select [ Press to select the play list you want to edit, then press To add or delete files, follow the steps 7 to 12 in ©...

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    Changing Play List Name The default name of play list is its creation date and time. You can change the name on the keyboard screen as you like. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press...

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    Deleting Play List You can delete unnecessary play lists. Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU. The menu appears. Press to select [ Press to select [ Press to select a play list you want to delete. The thumbnail appears on the upper right side.

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    Dubbing Using Play List Dubbing to an external device using a play list is possible. Connect the camera and your VCR with the S-Video/Audio/Video cable. For details, refer to "Connecting to a TV or VCR" in the instruction manual (printed edition). Set the VCR to the recording standby mode.

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    DPOF Print Setting This camera is compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format). You can set which images to be printed and the number of prints with this camera. This feature is useful to print with a DPOF-compatible printer or bring a recording medium to photo lab for print. To print by selecting a still image Set the power switch to Press MODE to select...

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    scroll bar can also be used with the zoom lever and If you slide the zoom lever towards [T], the preview screen of the still image is displayed. Press to select the number of prints (max. 15 prints), then press To set print information for other images, repeat steps 6 and 7.

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    If necessary, change the number of prints for the desired file by following the steps 6 to 7 in To print by selecting a still You can also cancel the DPOF setting for the desired file by pressing Press MENU to return to the previous menu. To reset the DPOF setting Display the DPOF menu screen.

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    Direct Printing with a PictBridge Printer If your printer is compatible with PictBridge, still images can be printed easily by connecting the camera with USB cable directly to the printer. To print by selecting a still image Set the power switch to Press MODE to select Press MENU.

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    The number of prints can be set from 1 to 99. Press to select [DATE], then press Select [ON] to print the date and [OFF] to not to print. Press to select [PRINT], then press To cancel print setting Press to select [CANCEL], then press To stop printing after printing starts Press...

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    Press to select [ CONNECT PRINTER] appears. Connect the camera to the printer with USB cable. After a while, the print menu appears. Press to select [DPOF PRINT], then press Press to select [PRINT], then press To confirm the DPOF setting, press .

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    Changing The Menu Settings You can change the menu settings to customize your camera. Access the desired menu screen by following the steps below, then change the various settings. Select the operation mode by setting the power switch to (playback). Press MODE to select Press MENU.

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    To display the operation guide Press INFO when the menu screen is displayed. To remove the operation guide, press INFO again. © 2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...

  • Page 67: Basic Setting

    Common Menus for All Modes [ ]=Factory-preset BASIC SETTING PRESET EXECUTE: Resets all settings to the factory-preset. [CANCEL]: Returns to menu screen without executing reset. DEMO MODE OFF: Disables the function. [ON]: Activates demonstration mode and shows various features on the display. Demonstration starts in the following cases: When the menu screen is closed after [DEMO MODE] is set to [ON].

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    [MELODY]: Instead of a beep, a melody sounds when any operation is performed. MEMORY CARD SETTING VIDEO MODE [CF SLOT]: The CF card is selected as a recording medium. SD SLOT: The SD card is selected as a recording medium. IMAGE MODE CF SLOT: The CF card is selected as a recording medium.

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    You can copy or move files between recording media in CF and SD slots. Sill Image Files) NO. RESET VIDEO / IMAGE / VOICE By resetting the file number, a new folder will be made. The new files you are going to make will be stored in the new folder.

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    Video Recording Menus Power switch: Mode lamp: [ ] = Factory-preset QUALITY Select the desired picture quality. Mode (In order of the quality) ULTRA FINE] FINE NORMAL ECONOMY WIDE MODE OFF]: Disables the function. D.WIDE: The zoom range is extended beyond the maximum optical zoom wide angle range.

  • Page 72: Camera Setting

    ON]: The image in the dark will be brightened. But the overall appearance may become grainy. OFF: Disables the function. ON]: Compensates for unstable images caused by camera-shake, particularly at high magnification. NOTES: Accurate stabilization may not be possible if hand shake is excessive, or depending on the shooting condition.

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    Video Playback Menus Power switch: Mode lamp: [ ] = Factory-preset PLAY LIST PLAY LIST CONTENTS / For details, refer to Play List WIPE/FADER You can view videos with various effects of scene transition. OFF]: Disables the function. FADER-WHITE: Fade in or out with a white screen. FADER-BLACK: Fade in or out with a black screen.

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    WIPE-SHUTTER: Wipe in from the center of a black screen toward the top and bottom, or wipe out from the top and bottom toward the center leaving a black screen. EFFECT You can view videos with special image effects. OFF]: Disables the function. SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos.

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    Still Image Recording Menus Power switch: Mode lamp: [ ] = Factory-preset QUALITY FINE] / STANDARD Select the desired image quality. ( IMAGE SIZE 1600 x 1200] / Select the desired image size. SELF-TIMER OFF] / 2SEC / By setting the self-timer, a still image is recorded 2 or 10 seconds after pressing recording start/stop button.

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    CAMERA SETTING TELE MACRO OFF]: Disables the function. ON: You can shoot a subject as large as possible at a distance of approx. 60 cm (2 ft). © 2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...

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    Still Image Playback Menus Power switch: Mode lamp: [ ] = Factory-preset DPOF For details, refer to DPOF Print DIRECT PRINT For details, refer to Direct Printing with a PictBridge EFFECT You can view still images with special image effects. OFF]: Disables the function.

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    Voice Recording Menus Power switch: Mode lamp: [ ] = Factory-preset QUALITY Select the desired sound quality. Mode (In order of the quality) FINE] STANDARD ECONOMY RECORDING LEVEL HIGH] / MIDDLE / Select the desired voice recording level. ( WIND CUT OFF]: Disables the function.

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    Voice Playback Menus Power switch: Mode lamp: [ ] = Factory-preset PLAYBACK SPEED NORMAL]: Normal speed FASTPLAY: Playback speed is 20% faster than normal speed. SLOWPLAY: Playback speed is 20% slower than normal speed. Select the desired voice playback speed. PROTECT CURRENT] / FILE SELECT /...

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