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CAMCORDER
GZ-HD620
Detailed User Guide
GZ-HD500
LYT2210-006A

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  • Page 1 CAMCORDER GZ-HD620 Detailed User Guide GZ-HD500 LYT2210-006A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Playback with Special Effects ..........41 Table of Contents Playing Back Still Images ............42 Slideshow Playback ............42 Searching for a Specific Video/Still Image ......43 Beginner's Guide ............4 Group Search ..............43 Charging .................. 4 Search Date ............... 43 Recording ................
  • Page 3 Organizing Files ..............87 AUTO FINALIZE (GZ-HD620 only) ......... 117 Recording Videos to Discs ..........88 UPDATE ................118 JVC Software Licence Agreement ........90 FACTORY PRESET ............118 Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software ..91 Connection Settings Menu ..........119 List of Files and Folders ............
  • Page 4: Beginner's Guide

    Beginner's Guide Firstly, let's learn the basic operations of a camcorder. Extend your hand when your subject is being hidden behind a crowd of people. Charging ■ [Getting Ready] ① Open your feet to the width of your shoulders. Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the De- ●...
  • Page 5: Playback

    Beginner's Guide Set to the wide angle as much as possible as the image will be prone ● Playback to camera shake. Be considerate. Do not inconvenience the people around you. ● Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the De- ●...
  • Page 6: Useful Shooting Techniques

    Useful Shooting Techniques Holiday Season/Christmas Recording the Christmas Party Record the happy Christmas celebration with your family! Photo by 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny Photo by InnerSpirit Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 After all preparations, it is finally the Christmas party itself. Decorating the Tree and Preparing the Dinner Not only should you record the candle-blowing scene, but also the smiles of the family while being surrounded by good food, or even the father who...
  • Page 7: Wedding

    Useful Shooting Techniques Wedding Closing Up on the Bride's Face During the Thank You Speech Create an awesome wedding video for the bride and groom! The climax of the event finally comes during the bride and groom's thank you speech and presentation of flowers. The touching words of apprecia- tion from the bride and tears of joy from the parents are scenes that must not be missed.
  • Page 8: Travel

    1 m tall. The JVC AC adapter supports voltages from 100 V to 240 V, and hence can be used anywhere in the world.
  • Page 9 Useful Shooting Techniques Using Pan at the Places of Interest Tourists spots with beautiful scenery or historical sites are places that you would certainly want to record. To capture the magnificence of a scene which cannot be fitted into a sin- gle frame, try the panning technique.
  • Page 10: Amusement Park

    Useful Shooting Techniques Amusement Park Inducing Responses by Calling Out Take more shots of the smiling faces of everyone in the family! Videos with no waving of hands nor laughter are not only dull when you Taking Videos or Still Images According to the Attraction view them later, but also put the capability of the audio-recording function of the camcorder to a waste.
  • Page 11 Useful Shooting Techniques Advanced Operation with Backlight Compensation It is useful to make use of backlight compensation when the subject's face is in backlight or when the expression cannot be seen clearly. Increase the brightness of the whole image by setting “BACKLIGHT COMP.”...
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting Started Verifying the Accessories If any of the items are missing or defective, consult your JVC dealer or the nearest JVC service center. Illustration Description AC Adapter AP-V30M Connects to this unit to charge the battery pack. It can also be used when recording indoors or during playback.
  • Page 13: Charging The Battery Pack

    The charging lamp blinks when charging is in progress. ● It goes out when charging is finished. CAUTION: If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety ● and performance can not be guaranteed. Charging time: Approx. 2 h 30 m (using supplied battery pack) ●...
  • Page 14: Grip Adjustment

    Getting Started Grip Adjustment Inserting a microSD Card When a commercially available microSD card is inserted, recordings can still be made to the card when the remaining recording time on the hard disk (HDD) runs out. "Types of Usable microSD Card" (A P.15) Press the power button for more than 2 seconds to turn off this unit.
  • Page 15: Types Of Usable Microsd Card

    Getting Started Clock Setting Types of Usable microSD Card The following microSD cards can be used on this unit. The “SET DATE/TIME!” screen appears when you turn on this unit for the first time after purchase, when it has not been used for a long time, or when the clock is not set yet.
  • Page 16: Resetting The Clock

    Getting Started Using the Operation Buttons Resetting the Clock Set the clock with “CLOCK ADJUST” from the menu. Functions of the operation buttons may be displayed on the screen ac- cording to the feature in use. Touch D to display the menu. Select “CLOCK ADJUST”...
  • Page 17: Holding This Unit

    Getting Started Holding this Unit Using the Remote Control (GZ-HD620 only) When holding this unit, keep your elbows close to your sides to prevent You can operate this unit from a distance away using the supplied remote camera shake. control. (GZ-HD620 only) Memo: Point the remote control toward the sensor directly and use it within 5 ●...
  • Page 18: Attaching The Lens Cap (gz-hd500 Only)

    Getting Started Attaching the Lens Cap (GZ-HD500 only) Operation Buttons on Remote Control Unit To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to this unit as shown in the illustration. Recording Start/Stop Button CAUTION: Starts/stops video recording. Please be careful not to lose the lens cap. ●...
  • Page 19: Using This Unit Overseas

    Getting Started Using this Unit Overseas Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling Change the date and time display to the local time by selecting your trav- The shape of the power outlet varies according to countries and regions. el destination in “AREA SETTING”...
  • Page 20: Setting Daylight Saving Time

    Getting Started Optional Accessories Setting Daylight Saving Time When “ON” is selected in “SET FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME” of Product Name Description “CLOCK ADJUST”, the time is set 1 hour ahead. Battery Pack Provides a longer recording time than the bat- ●...
  • Page 21: Recording

    Recording Taking Videos in Auto Mode Indications During Video Recording You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the au- to mode. Open the LCD monitor and select the video mode. (Open the lens cover for GZ-HD500.) The video mode icon appears.
  • Page 22 Make a backup of important recorded data. ● Start/Stop It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other recording media for storage. JVC will not be responsible for any Quick Review Enables the most recently captured video to be lost data.
  • Page 23: Zooming

    Recording Zooming Reducing Camera Shake The angle of view can be adjusted using zoom. When the digital image stabilizer is turned on, camera shake during re- cording can be effectively reduced. Use the W end (wide angle end) to shoot a wider field of view. ●...
  • Page 24: Taking Still Images In Auto Mode

    Recording Taking Still Images in Auto Mode Indications During Still Image Recording You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the au- to mode. Open the LCD monitor and select the still image mode. (Open the lens cover for GZ-HD500.) The still image mode icon appears.
  • Page 25: Zooming

    Recording Operation Buttons for Still Image Recording Zooming The angle of view can be adjusted using zoom. Use the W end (wide angle end) to shoot a wider field of view. ● Use the T end (telephoto end) to magnify the subject for shooting. ●...
  • Page 26: Manual Recording

    Recording Manual Recording Manual Recording Menu The following items can be set. You can adjust settings, such as brightness and shutter speed, by using the manual mode. Name Description Manual recording can be set for both video and still image modes. a SCENE SE- Recordings that suit the shooting conditions can ●...
  • Page 27: Scene Selection

    Recording Setting Effect Scene Selection b NIGHT Increases gain and brightens the scene automatically when the surrounding is dark. Common scenes that are often encountered can be recorded with the most suitable settings. To prevent camera shake, use a tripod. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 28: Adjusting Focus Manually

    Recording Adjusting Focus Manually Using Focus Assist Set this when the focus is not clear in “AUTO” or when manual focusing Focused subject is outlined in color for more precise focus. is desired. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MANUAL SETTING”...
  • Page 29: Adjusting Brightness

    Recording Adjusting Brightness Setting Shutter Speed (GZ-HD620) You can adjust the brightness to your preferred level. You can set the shutter speed to suit the type of subject. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MANUAL SETTING”...
  • Page 30: Setting White Balance

    Recording Setting White Balance Setting Backlight Compensation You can set the color tone to suit the light source. You can correct the image when the subject appears too dark due to backlight. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MANUAL SETTING”...
  • Page 31: Setting Metering Area

    Recording Setting Metering Area Recording with Effects You can set the brightness of a specified area as the standard. You can add various effects to videos and still images to create a differ- ent atmosphere from the usual recording. Touch D to display the menu. *The image is only an impression.
  • Page 32: Taking Close-up Shots

    Recording Registering Files to Events Before Record- Taking Close-up Shots You can take close-up shots of an object using the tele macro function. Videos can be found easily during playback by categorizing them when recording. Select video mode. *The image is only an impression. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 33: Taking Videos In Youtube™ Format

    Recording Taking Videos in YouTube™ Format Uploading Videos You can upload your videos to YouTube™ using the provided software You can share your enjoyable memories with family and friends easily by "Everio MediaBrowser". posting your videos on the video sharing website YouTube™. Install the software on your PC and connect this unit to the PC.
  • Page 34: Taking Videos In Itunes Format (gz-hd620)

    Recording Taking Videos in iTunes Format (GZ-HD620) Transferring Recorded Videos to iPod You can export videos to iTunes using the provided software "Everio Me- By recording with the EXPORT setting turned on, you can transfer the diaBrowser". videos to Apple's software "iTunes" when this unit is connected to a PC. Install the software on your PC and connect this unit to the PC.
  • Page 35: Recording At Intervals (time-lapse Recording)

    Recording Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RE- CORDING) This function enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a long period to be shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a cer- tain interval. This is useful for making observations such as the opening of a flower bud.
  • Page 36: Recording Automatically By Sensing Movements (auto Rec)

    Recording Recording Automatically by Sensing Move- Time-Lapse Setting ments (AUTO REC) The greater the number of seconds, the longer the recording interval. Setting Details This function enables the unit to record automatically by sensing the changes in subject's movement (brightness) within the red frame dis- Deactivates the function.
  • Page 37: Remaining Recording Time/battery Power

    Recording CAUTION: Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power The only manual recording setting available is “TELE MACRO”. ● The rest are all set to “AUTO”. You can check the remaining video recording time on the HDD and mi- Digital zoom, image stabilizer, self-timer, and continuous shooting are ●...
  • Page 38 Recording Approximate Video Recording Time Quality microSDHC Card microSDHC Card GZ-HD620 GZ-HD500 4 GB 8 GB 120 GB 80 GB 11 h 7 h 20 m 22 m 44 m 15 h 10 h 31 m 1 h 3 m 21 h 14 h 44 m...
  • Page 39: Playback

    ● It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other recording media for storage. JVC will not be responsible for any lost data. If the cursor stops at a thumbnail display of a video in which faces are ●...
  • Page 40: Checking The Content Of Videos Quickly

    Playback Checking the Content of Videos Quickly Playing a Video with Defective Management Information You can play back a digest of the recorded videos (Digest Playback). Plays videos with defective management information. This is useful for checking the content of the videos quickly. Select the playback mode.
  • Page 41: Playback With Special Effects

    Playback Setting Details Playback with Special Effects Turns off the effect. You can add effects to the beginning and end of recorded videos. FADER-WHITE Fades in or out with a white screen. Select the playback mode. FADER-BLACK Fades in or out with a black screen. WIPE-SLIDE Wipes in from right to left, or wipes out in the op- posite way.
  • Page 42: Playing Back Still Images

    Playback Playing Back Still Images During Still Image Playback You can select and play back the recorded still images from an index Display Description screen (thumbnail display). d / e Start/pause slideshow The contents of the saving destination selected in “REC MEDIA FOR IM- AGE”...
  • Page 43: Searching For A Specific Video/still Image

    Playback Searching for a Specific Video/Still Image Search Date You can search and play videos or still images according to recording When there is a large number of recorded videos and still images, it is dif- dates. ficult to look for the desired file from the index screen. Use the search function to find the file you want.
  • Page 44: Search Event

    Playback Connecting to and Viewing on TV Search Event You can search and play videos according to events and recording dates. You can output images from the HDMI connector, COMPONENT connec- The contents of the saving destination selected in “REC MEDIA FOR tor, or AV connector.
  • Page 45: Connecting Via The Hdmi Mini Connector

    Playback Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector Operating in Conjunction with TV via HDMI We recommend using the Category 2 HDMI cable (High Speed cable). Connecting this unit to an HDMI-CEC-enabled TV using the HDMI cable allows you to utilize the following convenient functions. Connect to the TV.
  • Page 46: Connecting Via The Component Connector

    Playback Connecting via the Component Connector Connecting via the AV Connector Connect to the TV. Connect to the TV. Press and hold the power button M for 2 seconds or more to turn off ● the power. Connect the AC adapter to this unit. Press and hold the power button M for 2 seconds or more to turn off ●...
  • Page 47: Playing Back Playlists

    Playback Playing Back Playlists Playing Back a BD/DVD Created on this Unit Play back the playlists that you have created. BD/DVDs created using the backup function on this unit can be played back on TV using an optional DVD writer (DVDs only) with playback func- Select the playback mode.
  • Page 48: Editing

    Editing Deleting Unwanted Files Delete unwanted videos and still images when the space in the recording media is running out. The capacity of the recording media can be restored after deleting the files. "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.48) "Deleting Selected Files"...
  • Page 49: Deleting Selected Files

    Editing Deleting Selected Files Deletes the selected files. CAUTION: Deleted files cannot be restored. ● Select the playback mode. Check that it is the file to delete, select “YES” and touch C. Select video or still image mode. The file to delete appears on this screen. ●...
  • Page 50: Deleting All Files

    Editing Deleting All Files Deletes all files. CAUTION: Deleted files cannot be restored. ● Select the playback mode. A delete mark appears on the selected file. ● To remove the delete mark, touch C again. Touch “CHECK” to check the selected file. ●...
  • Page 51: Protecting Files

    Editing Check that it is the file to protect or release protection of, select “YES” Protecting Files and touch C. Prevent important videos/still images from being deleted accidently by protecting them. "Protecting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.51) "Protecting Selected Files" (A P.52) "Protecting All Files"...
  • Page 52: Protecting Selected Files

    Editing To remove the mark, touch C again. Protecting Selected Files Touch “CHECK” to check the selected file. ● Protects or releases protection of the selected files. After selecting all the files to protect or release protection of, touch D. Select the playback mode.
  • Page 53: Protecting All Files

    Editing Protecting All Files Releasing Protection of All Files Protects all files. Releases protection of all files. Select the playback mode. Select the playback mode. Select video or still image mode. Select video or still image mode. Touch D to display the menu. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 54: Changing Event Registration Of Videos

    Editing Select the file you want to register and touch C. Changing Event Registration of Videos Find your recorded videos for playback easily by registering them to suit- able items from the list of various events. "Changing the Event of the Currently Displayed File" (A P.54) "Changing the Event of the Selected Files"...
  • Page 55: Changing The Event Of The Selected Files

    Editing Select the last file of the range and touch C. Changing the Event of the Selected Files Changes the event of multiple files by specifying a range. Select the playback mode. Touch “CHECK” to check the selected file. ● Select a new event and touch C.
  • Page 56: Dividing Files

    Editing Touch C to pause playback, then touch “SET” at the point you want to Dividing Files divide the file. You can divide a selected video into two. Select the playback mode. The actual division point may differ slightly from the point that is set. ●...
  • Page 57: Face Detection Zoom

    Editing Face Detection Zoom You can enlarge the part including a face in a still image and save it as a new file. Select the playback mode. Zoom images are saved in 16:9 aspect regardless of the original as- ● pect.
  • Page 58: Capturing A Still Image In The Video During Playback

    Editing Capturing a Still Image in the Video during Capturing a Required Part in the Video Playback Select the required part of a video and save it as a new video file. You can capture still images of the scenes you like in the recorded vid- Select the playback mode.
  • Page 59: Capturing Videos For Uploading To Youtube

    Editing Touch C to resume playback. ● Capturing Videos for Uploading to You- "Playing Back Videos" (A P.39) Tube™ Touch C to pause playback, then touch “SET” to set the point to stop copying. Capture and copy a part of a recorded video (maximum 10 minutes) for uploading to YouTube™, and save it as a YouTube™...
  • Page 60: Preparing Videos To Transfer To Itunes

    Editing Preparing Videos to Transfer to iTunes Set EXPORT attributes to the recorded videos by adding a "LIB." mark. When EXPORT attributes are set, the videos can be registered to iTunes easily using the supplied software on a PC. Select the playback mode. Resume playback after setting the start point.
  • Page 61: Creating A Playlist With Title

    Editing Memo: Creating a Playlist with Title You can take videos in iTunes format by setting EXPORT shooting be- ● fore recording. Create a playlist simply by selecting a recording date and a title screen "Taking Videos in iTunes Format (GZ-HD620)" (A P.34) from the list.
  • Page 62: Creating Playlists From The Recorded Videos

    Editing Select the desired recording date and touch C. Creating Playlists from the Recorded Vid- A list created by selecting your favorite videos from the recorded ones is called a playlist. By creating a playlist, you can play back only your favorite videos in the order you like.
  • Page 63: Creating Playlists By Group

    Editing Creating Playlists by Group Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to group. Select the playback mode. Select “CREATE FROM SCENE” and touch C. Select video mode. Touch D to display the menu. Select the file to add to playlist and touch C. Select “EDIT PLAYLIST”...
  • Page 64: Creating Playlists By Date

    Editing Touch “CHECK” to check the selected video. ● Creating Playlists by Date Select the insertion point and touch C. Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to recording date. Select the playback mode. The selected videos are added to the playlist on the right. ●...
  • Page 65: Creating Playlists By Event

    Editing Touch “CHECK” to check the selected video. ● Creating Playlists by Event Select the insertion point and touch C. Create a playlist by arranging multiple files according to events and re- cording dates. Select the playback mode. The selected videos are added to the playlist on the right. ●...
  • Page 66: Editing Playlists

    Editing Select the recording date to add to playlist and touch C. Editing Playlists You can change the content of a created playlist. Select the playback mode. Touch “CHECK” to check the selected video. ● Select video mode. Select the insertion point and touch C. Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 67: Deleting Playlists

    Editing Select the insertion point and touch C. Deleting Playlists Delete the playlists that you have created. Select the playback mode. The selected videos are added to the playlist on the right. ● To delete a video from the playlist, touch "F" to select the video and ●...
  • Page 68: Adding Title Screens To Playlists

    VCR" A P.84) . Using the optional application software, you can create DVD-Video and BD discs on a computer. Download the optional software here http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/purchase_dl/media- browser_hd_2/ Select video mode. Touch D to display the menu. Select “EDIT PLAYLIST” and touch C.
  • Page 69: Copying

    Copying The direction of copying varies with the model. ● Copying Files to Card Select “COPY ALL” and touch C. You can copy videos and still images from the HDD or microSD card to another media. Copying still images to microSD cards makes it convenient to bring them to the shop for printing (developing).
  • Page 70: Copying Selected Files

    Copying Select the desired file and touch C. Copying Selected Files Copies selected videos and still images to another media. Select the playback mode. A check mark appears on the selected file. ● To remove the check mark, touch C again. Select video or still image mode.
  • Page 71: Moving Files

    Copying Moving Files You can move videos and still images from the HDD or microSD card to another media. Files that are moved will be deleted from the original media. Moving still images to microSD cards makes it convenient to bring them to the shop for printing (developing).
  • Page 72: Moving Selected Files

    Copying Moving Selected Files Moves selected videos and still images to another media. Files that are moved will be deleted from the original media. Select the playback mode. Select the desired file and touch C. Select video or still image mode. A check mark appears on the selected file.
  • Page 73: Creating Discs With A Bd/dvd Writer (gz-hd620)

    Copying Creating Discs with a BD/DVD Writer (GZ- Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD50) HD620) Connect the USB cable and AC adapter. You can copy the recorded files to discs using an optional BD/DVD writer. Compatible BD/DVD Writers Product Name Description DVD Writer Enables the images recorded on this unit ●...
  • Page 74: Preparing A Dvd Writer (cu-vd3)

    Copying Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD3) Preparing a BD Writer Memo: Connect the USB cable and AC adapter. When connecting to the external Blu-ray drive, use a USB cable with Mini-A (Male) – B (Male) connectors. The USB cable bundled with this camera cannot be used. To use the USB cable provided with the external Blu-ray drive, purchase the USB extension cable.
  • Page 75: Selecting The Quality For Saving To Discs

    Copying Selecting the Quality for Saving to Discs (CHANGE REC. ME- Copying All Files DIA) All files recorded on this unit will be copied. Set the type and video quality of the disc to be created using a BD/DVD You can also select and copy only the files that have never been copied. writer.
  • Page 76: Copying Files By Date

    Copying When “YES” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are dis- ● played in groups. Copying Files by Date When “NO” is selected, videos are displayed according to recording ● Files are sorted and copied according to the date on which they were re- dates.
  • Page 77: Copying Files By Event (video Mode Only)

    Copying Copying Files by Event (video mode only) Videos are sorted and copied according to the registered event. Select video mode. When “YES” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are dis- ● played in groups. Select “SELECT AND CREATE” and touch C. When “NO”...
  • Page 78: Copying Selected Playlists (video Mode Only)

    Copying Copying Selected Playlists (video mode only) Arrange and copy the created playlists in the order you like. Select video mode. When “YES” is selected, videos with similar recording dates are dis- ● played in groups. Select “SELECT AND CREATE” and touch C. When “NO”...
  • Page 79: Copying Selected Files

    Copying Copying Selected Files Select and copy the desired files. Select video or still image mode. The positions of the "E"/"F" and "“SAVE”" operation buttons may ● change according to the position of the cursor. Select “SELECT AND CREATE”/“SELECT AND SAVE” and touch C. Select “EXECUTE”...
  • Page 80: Playing Back Files

    Copying Playing Back Files Checks the created disc. Operating Details "Playing Back a BD/DVD Created on this Unit" (A P.47) Finalizing Discs After Copying Finalizes the disc after copying is finished. This enables the disc to be The number of discs required to copy the files is displayed. ●...
  • Page 81: Using A Usb External Hard Disk Drive (gz-hd620)

    Copying Using a USB External Hard Disk Drive (GZ- Preparing a USB External Hard Disk Drive HD620) Connect to a USB external hard disk drive. You can copy video and still image files to a USB external hard disk drive Turn off all units.
  • Page 82: Backing Up Files

    Copying Backing Up Files Playing Back Files in the USB External Hard Disk Drive Select video or still image mode. Select video or still image mode. Select “BACK UP” and touch C. Select “PLAYBACK” and touch C. Select the media to back up and touch C. Select the desired folder and touch C.
  • Page 83: Deleting Folders In The Usb External Hard Disk Drive

    Copying Creating a Disc Using a Connected Blu-ray Deleting Folders in the USB External Hard Disk Drive Recorder Select video or still image mode. You can create discs using a Blu-ray recorder by connecting it to this unit using a USB cable. Close the LCD monitor and connect.
  • Page 84: Dubbing Files To A Dvd Recorder Or Vcr

    Copying Dubbing Files to a DVD Recorder or VCR You can dub videos by connecting to a DVD recorder or VCR. Refer also to the instruction manuals of the TV, DVD recorder, VCR, ● etc. Connect to a VCR/DVD recorder. Press and hold the power M button for 2 seconds or more to turn off ●...
  • Page 85: Copying To Windows Pc

    To create DVD-Video discs, refer to "Dubbing Files to a DVD Recorder or VCR" A P.84) . Using the optional application software, you can create DVD-Video and BD discs on a computer. Download the optional software here http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/purchase_dl/mediabrowser_hd_2/ Memo: To record to discs, a recordable DVD drive is required for the PC in use.
  • Page 86: Backing Up All Files

    Copying Backing Up All Files Before making backup, make sure that enough free space is left in the PC's hard disk (HDD). Connect the USB cable and AC adapter. Memo: ① Connect the AC adapter to this unit. ② Connect using the provided USB cable. Before making backup, load the microSD card in which the videos and ●...
  • Page 87: Organizing Files

    Copying Disconnecting this Unit from PC Organizing Files After backing up your files, organize them by adding labels such as "Fam- Click “Safely Remove Hardware”. ily Trip" or "Athletic Meet". This is useful not only for creating discs, but for viewing the files too. Double-click on the Everio MediaBrowser icon.
  • Page 88: Recording Videos To Discs

    VCR" A P.84) . Using the optional application software, you can create DVD-Video and BD discs on a computer. Download the optional software here http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/purchase_dl/media- Memo: browser_hd_2/ If you encounter any problems with the provided software Everio Me- ●...
  • Page 89 Copying Memo: The following types of discs can be used on the provided software Ev- ● erio MediaBrowser. DVD-R After copying, click “OK”. ● DVD-R DL DVD-RW DVD+R DVD+R DL DVD+RW BD (GZ-HD620 only) Everio MediaBrowser supports 3 disc formats: ●...
  • Page 90: Jvc Software Licence Agreement

    The right to use the Program is granted by Victor Company of Japan, (g) consisting unpublished "Commercial Computer Software" as those Limited ("JVC") to You only on the condition that You agree to the follow- items are used at FAR part 12.212 and is only licenced to You with the ing.
  • Page 91: Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software

    Copying CAUTION: Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer, ● they cannot be played back on this unit anymore. Copy the files to a PC using the following method. Connect the USB cable and AC adapter. ①...
  • Page 92: Copying To Mac Computer

    Copying Copying to Mac Computer iMovie and iPhoto You can import files from this unit to a computer using Apple's iMovie'08, Copy the files to a Mac computer using the following method. '09 (video) or iPhoto (still image). Connect the USB cable and AC adapter. To verify the system requirements, select "About This Mac"...
  • Page 93: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings Operating the Menu Use the slider and operation buttons to set the menu. The menu differs according to the mode in use. ● Touch D to display the menu. Select the desired menu and touch C. Select the desired setting and touch C. Memo: To close the menu, touch D.
  • Page 94: Recording Menu (video)

    Menu Settings Recording Menu (Video) You can adjust various settings, such as brightness and white balance, to suit the subject or purpose. You can also change settings such as picture quality and gain. Setting Details MANUAL SETTING Recording settings can be adjusted manually. They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode.
  • Page 95: Face Priority Ae/af

    Menu Settings FACE PRIORITY AE/AF LIGHT (GZ-HD620 only) Detects faces and adjusts the brightness and focus automatically. Turns on/off the light. Setting Details Setting Details Deactivates the function. Does not light up. Activates the function. AUTO Lights up automatically when the surrounding is dark. Lights up at all times.
  • Page 96: Register Event

    Menu Settings REGISTER EVENT ZOOM Categorizes your videos according to events (such as "Travel", "Athletic Sets the maximum zoom ratio. Event") by registering the file before recording. Setting Details Operating Details "Registering Files to Events Before Recording" (A P.32) 20x/OPTICAL (GZ-HD500) Enables zooming up to 20x.
  • Page 97: Gain Up

    Menu Settings GAIN UP TIME-LAPSE RECORDING Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark This function enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a places. long period to be shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a cer- tain interval.
  • Page 98: Wind Cut

    Menu Settings WIND CUT Reduces the noise caused by wind. Setting Details Deactivates the function. Activates the function. Displaying the Item Select video mode. Touch D to display the menu. Select “WIND CUT” and touch C.
  • Page 99: Recording Menu (still Image)

    Menu Settings Recording Menu (Still Image) You can adjust various settings, such as brightness and white balance, to suit the subject or purpose. You can also change settings such as picture quality and gain. Setting Details MANUAL SETTING Recording settings can be adjusted manually. They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode.
  • Page 100: Light (gz-hd620 Only)

    Menu Settings LIGHT (GZ-HD620 only) SELF-TIMER Turns on/off the light. Use this when taking a group photo. Setting Details Setting Details Does not light up. Deactivates the self-timer. AUTO Lights up automatically when the surrounding is dark. 2SEC Starts recording 2 seconds after the SNAPSHOT button is pressed.
  • Page 101: Shutter Mode

    Menu Settings SHUTTER MODE IMAGE SIZE Continuous shooting settings can be adjusted. Sets the image size (number of pixels) for still images. Setting Details Setting Details RECORD ONE SHOT Records one still image. 1920X1080(2M) Takes still images in the size of 1920X1080 with aspect ratio 16:9.
  • Page 102: Image Quality

    Menu Settings IMAGE QUALITY GAIN UP Sets the image quality. Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark places. Setting Details Setting Details FINE Enables recording in high picture quality, but number of recordable images becomes lesser. Deactivates the function. STANDARD Enables recording in standard quality.
  • Page 103: Manual Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Manual Settings Menu Recording settings can be adjusted manually. Memo: They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode. ● Setting Details SCENE SELECT Settings to suit the shooting condition can be selected. "Scene Selection" (A P.27) FOCUS Focus can be adjusted manually.
  • Page 104: Playback Menu (video)

    Menu Settings Playback Menu (Video) You can delete or look for specific videos. Setting Details DELETE Deletes unwanted videos. "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.48) "Deleting Selected Files" (A P.49) "Deleting All Files" (A P.50) PICTURE TITLE Create a playlist simply by selecting a recording date and a title screen from the list. "Creating a Playlist with Title"...
  • Page 105: Delete

    Menu Settings DELETE Deletes unwanted videos. Operating Details "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.48) "Deleting Selected Files" (A P.49) "Deleting All Files" (A P.50) PICTURE TITLE Create a playlist simply by selecting a recording date and a title screen from the list.
  • Page 106: Edit

    Menu Settings EDIT You can perform operations such as copying or protecting videos. Setting Details COPY Copies files to another media. "Copying All Files" (A P.69) "Copying Selected Files" (A P.70) MOVE Moves files to another media. "Moving All Files" (A P.71) "Moving Selected Files"...
  • Page 107: Playback Menu (still Image)

    Menu Settings Playback Menu (Still Image) You can delete or look for specific still images. Setting Details DELETE Deletes unwanted still images. "Deleting the Currently Displayed File" (A P.48) "Deleting Selected Files" (A P.49) "Deleting All Files" (A P.50) SEARCH DATE You can search and play still images according to recording dates.
  • Page 108: Slide Show Effects

    Menu Settings SLIDE SHOW EFFECTS ON-SCREEN DISPLAY Effects can be added to the transitions in slideshow playback. Sets whether to show on-screen displays such as icons during playback. Setting Details Setting Details SLIDE Switches the screen by sliding in from right to left. No display at all.
  • Page 109: Display Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Display Settings Menu You can adjust various display settings such as the LCD monitor's brightness, etc. Setting Details LANGUAGE The language on the display can be changed. "LANGUAGE" (A P.109) DATE DISPLAY STYLE Sets the order of year, month, day and the time display format (24H/12H). "DATE DISPLAY STYLE"...
  • Page 110: Monitor Brightness

    Menu Settings Clock Set Style MONITOR BRIGHTNESS The clock set style of this unit varies with the models. Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor. Touch D to display the menu. Select “DISPLAY SETTINGS” and touch C. The order of "Year, Month, Day, Time" changes according to the date ●...
  • Page 111: Lcd Backlight

    Menu Settings LCD BACKLIGHT FOCUS ASSIST COLOR Sets the brightness of the backlight of the monitor. Sets the color of the outline of a focused object when Focus Assist is used. Setting Details Setting Details BRIGHTER Brightens the backlight of the monitor regardless of the surrounding conditions.
  • Page 112: Clock Adjust

    Menu Settings CLOCK ADJUST Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit over- seas. Setting Details CLOCK SET- Resets the current time or changes the settings. "Resetting the Clock" (A P.16) TING AREA SET- Sets to the local time when using this unit overseas TING simply by selecting the destination.
  • Page 113: Basic Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Basic Settings Menu You can adjust various camera settings such as operation sound, etc. Setting Details DEMO MODE Introduces the special features of this unit in digest form. "DEMO MODE" (A P.114) AUTO POWER OFF Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set. "AUTO POWER OFF"...
  • Page 114: Demo Mode

    Menu Settings DEMO MODE AUTO POWER OFF Starts playback of the demo mode which introduces the features of this Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set. unit. Setting Details Setting Details Power is not turned off even if this unit is not operated for 5 Deactivates the function.
  • Page 115: Operation Sound

    Menu Settings OPERATION SOUND RECORD BUTTON Turns on or off the operation sound. Displays the "REC" button on the LCD monitor and enables it to be used as the START/STOP button. Setting Details Setting Details Turns off the operation sound. No display.
  • Page 116: Quick Restart

    Menu Settings QUICK RESTART DROP DETECTION Enables recording to be performed immediately when the LCD monitor is Prevents damage to the HDD when this unit is dropped. opened. Setting Details Setting Details Deactivates the function. Deactivates the function. Turns off the power of this unit automatically when a drop is Enables the power to turn on quickly when the LCD monitor detected.
  • Page 117: Remote (gz-hd620 Only)

    Menu Settings REMOTE (GZ-HD620 only) AUTO FINALIZE (GZ-HD620 only) Enables operation of this unit with the provided remote control. Sets the created discs to a readable state that can be played back on a DVD writer. Setting Details Setting Details Does not receive operation signals from the remote control.
  • Page 118: Update

    Updates the functions of this unit to the latest version. Returns all the settings to their default values. For details, refer to the JVC homepage. (When no program to update the software of this unit is available, nothing Touch D to display the menu.
  • Page 119: Connection Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Connection Settings Menu You can adjust various settings for connecting to a TV or DVD recorder. Setting Details DISPLAY ON TV Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen. "DISPLAY ON TV" (A P.119) VIDEO OUTPUT Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV. "VIDEO OUTPUT"...
  • Page 120: Component Output

    Menu Settings COMPONENT OUTPUT HDMI OUTPUT Sets the definition of the video output from the COMPONENT connector. Sets the definition of the video output from the HDMI mini connector. Setting Details Setting Details 576i Outputs at 576i. AUTO 1 It is recommended to select “AUTO 1” usually. 1080i Outputs at 1080i.
  • Page 121: Hdmi Control

    Menu Settings HDMI CONTROL Sets the linked operations ON/OFF when the TV and this unit are con- nected using the HDMI mini connector. Setting Details Turns off linked operations. Turns on linked operations. Displaying the Item Touch D to display the menu. Select “CONNECTION SETTINGS”...
  • Page 122: Media Settings Menu

    Menu Settings Media Settings Menu You can perform various settings for the recording media. Setting Details REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO Sets the recording/playback media of videos. "REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO" (A P.122) REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE Sets the recording/playback media of still images. "REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE"...
  • Page 123: Format Hdd

    Menu Settings FORMAT HDD FORMAT SD CARD Deletes all files on the HDD. Deletes all files on the microSD card. Setting Details Setting Details FILE Deletes all files on the HDD. FILE Deletes all files on the microSD card. FILE + MANAGE- Deletes all files on the HDD and resets the fold- FILE + MANAGE- Deletes all files on the microSD card and resets...
  • Page 124: Delete Data On Hdd

    Menu Settings DELETE DATA ON HDD Execute this process when disposing of this unit or passing it to another person. Touch D to display the menu. Select “MEDIA SETTINGS” and touch C. Select “DELETE DATA ON HDD” and touch C. Select “YES”...
  • Page 125: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Front Rear Zoom/Volume Lever Lens/Lens Cover (GZ-HD620 only) During shooting: Adjusts the shooting range. ● Do not touch the lens and lens cover. ● During playback (index screen): Changes the number of images to dis- ● Do not cover the lens with your fingers during video recording. ●...
  • Page 126: Bottom

    Names of Parts Bottom Interior Tripod Mounting Hole "Tripod Mounting" (A P.18) Speaker microSD Card Slot Outputs audio sound during video playback. ● Insert an optional microSD card. ● L (Play) Button "Inserting a microSD Card" (A P.14) Switches between the recording and playback modes. ●...
  • Page 127: Lcd Monitor

    Names of Parts LCD Monitor Slider LASER TOUCH OPERATION Selects items or images from the menu or index screen. ● "Using the Operation Buttons" (A P.16) LCD Monitor Turns the power on/off by opening and closing. ● Enables self-portraits to be taken by rotating the monitor. ●...
  • Page 128: Indications On The Lcd Monitor

    Indications on the LCD Monitor Common Recording Indications Video Recording Video Mode Recording Mode "A / B (Video/Still Image) Button" (A P.126) "Taking Videos in Auto Mode" (A P.21) "Manual Recording" (A P.26) x.v.Color "x.v.Color" (A P.97) Effect "EFFECT" (A P.103) Time-Lapse Recording "Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING)"...
  • Page 129: Still Image Recording

    Indications on the LCD Monitor Still Image Recording Video Playback Video Mode "A / B (Video/Still Image) Button" (A P.126) Still Image Mode "A / B (Video/Still Image) Button" (A P.126) Time-Lapse Recording "TIME-LAPSE RECORDING" (A P.97) Focus "Taking Still Images in Auto Mode" (A P.24) Playlist Playback "PLAYBACK PLAYLIST"...
  • Page 130: Still Image Playback

    Indications on the LCD Monitor Still Image Playback Still Image Mode "A / B (Video/Still Image) Button" (A P.126) Folder Number File Number Operation Indicator "Playing Back Still Images" (A P.42) Media "REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE" (A P.122) Battery Indicator "Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power"...
  • Page 131: Troubleshooting

    Set to the recording mode with the L button. "Interior" (A P.126) swab or something similar. If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and Check the A/B mode. performance can not be guaranteed. Be sure to use JVC battery packs.
  • Page 132: Card

    Troubleshooting Card Playback Cannot insert the microSD card. Sound or video is interrupted. Make sure not to insert the card in the wrong direction. Sometimes playback is interrupted at the connecting section between two "Inserting a microSD Card" (A P.14) scenes.
  • Page 133: Editing/copying

    Troubleshooting Editing/Copying Unable to create DVD with a DVD writer. Unable to copy files to the PC's HDD. The USB cable is not connected correctly. Connect the USB cable correctly. "Preparing a DVD Writer (CU-VD50)" (A P.73) "Backing Up All Files" (A P.86) If the provided software Everio MediaBrowser is not installed, some func- If the provided software Everio MediaBrowser is not installed, some func- tions may not work properly.
  • Page 134: Screen/image

    “HDMI CONTROL” to “OFF”. "HDMI CONTROL" (A P.121) Make a backup of important recorded data. It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or oth- er recording media for storage. JVC will not be responsible for any lost data.
  • Page 135: Error Message

    Connect the AC adapter, charge the battery pack for more than 24 hours, THIS FILE IS PROTECTED then set the clock. (If the message still appears, the clock battery is ex- hausted. Consult your nearest JVC dealer.) Switch off the “PROTECT/CANCEL” function in the “EDIT” menu. "Clock Setting" (A P.15)...
  • Page 136 Troubleshooting DVD-R DISC HAS ALREADY BEEN USED Replace the disc with an unused one. HDD ERROR! Perform formatting. All data will be erased. "FORMAT HDD" (A P.123) Turn off the unit, and turn it on again. DROP DETECTION WORKED AND THE POWER IS TURNED Set “REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO”...
  • Page 137: Maintenance

    Maintenance Perform regular maintenance of this unit to enable it to be used for a long time. CAUTION: Be sure to detach the battery pack, AC adapter, and power plug before performing any maintenance. ● Camcorder Wipe this unit with a dry, soft cloth to remove any dirt. ●...
  • Page 138: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Connectors Item Details Item Details Power supply Using AC adapter: DC 5.2 V HDMI HDMI™ mini connector (V1.3 with x.v.Color™) Using battery pack: DC 3.6 V Component out- Y, Pb, Pr component output Y: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω Power con- GZ-HD620: 3.3 W (when “LIGHT”...
  • Page 139 Specifications Battery Pack (BN-VG114E) Item Details Power voltage 3.6 V Capacity 1400 mAh Dimensions (mm) 31 x 21.5 x 43 (W x H x D) Mass Approx. 40 g Remote Control (RM-V760) Item Details Power supply DC 3.0 V Battery life Approx.

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