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JVC BR-HD50E Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 HD VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER BR-HD50 Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before operating this unit, please read the instructions carefully to unsure the best possi- ble performance. INSTRUCTION MANUAL For Customer Use: Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the rear of cabinet.
  • Page 2 Read all of these instructions. Save these instructions for later use. All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. Unplug this appliance system from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 3 REMARQUE: La plaque d’identification (numéro de série) se trouve sur le panneau arrière de l’appareil. WARNING: The battery used in the BR-HD50 must be replaced by a JVC authorized service dealer only. INFORMATION (FOR CANADA) RENSEIGNEMENT (POUR CANADA) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
  • Page 4 Union. national legislation. (Business users) If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page to obtain information about the take-back of the product. [Other Countries outside the European Union] If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in accordance with applicable national legislation or other rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 5 Warning Notice FOR YOUR SAFETY (Australia) 1. Insert this plug only into effectively earthed three-pin power outlet. 2. If any doubt exists regarding the earthing, consult a quali- fied electrician. 3. Extension cord, if used, must be three-core correctly wired. IMPORTANT (In the United Kingdom) Mains Supply (AC 230 V C) WARNING - THIS APPARATUS...
  • Page 6 HD50U and the BR-HD50E. Items only applicable to BR-HD50U are labeled “U model only” or “U only”. Items only applicable to BR-HD50E are labeled “E model only” or “E only”. This is an HDV/DV format video cassette recorder. Video cas- settes with the B or A logo can be used with it.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION Remarks of usage...4 Cassette tape...5 HDV and DV format ...6 Regular maintenance...8 Cleaning tape...9 Condensation...9 NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS Front panel...10 Rear panel ...16 ON-SCREEN DISPLAY On-screen display...20 Status display ...21 Event/Alarm display ...24 CONNECTION Connecting video signals...26 Connecting audio signals...28 Attaching the supplied ferrite core ...29 Connecting with SERIAL REMOTE terminals ...30...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    JVC shall not guarantee the quality of record- ing and playback should BR-HD50 fail to function normally due to defects, either of the...
  • Page 9: Cassette Tape

    Cassette tape BR-HD50 can record onto and playback standard DV and mini DV cassette tapes (for SP mode only). Use the following JVC cassettes with the B or A the logo. Standard DV cas- Mini DV cassettes settes LA-DV276 M-DV63PRO...
  • Page 10: Hdv And Dv Format

    HDV and DV format This unit records in HDV or DV format. DV format is a standard for recording SD (Standard-Definition) video onto DV cassettes or mini DV cas- settes. HDV format is a standard for recording HD (High-Definition) video onto DV cassettes or mini DV cas- settes.
  • Page 11 HDV (720p) and DV format Video signal *1 60Hz:720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60p 50Hz:720/25p, 576/50p Pixel count 1280 × 720 720 × 480 (480/60p) 720 × 576 (576/50p) Aspect ratio 16:9 Video compression MPEG-2 Video (Profile & level: MP@H-14) DV format Bit rate after About 19 Mbps compression Audio compression...
  • Page 12: Regular Maintenance

    : You can check the drum usage time with the hour meter display. For details, refer to page 83, “Checking the hour meter”. : For details on the maintenance plan and fee, consult with your JVC- authorized service agent. • If the head is dusty, “HEAD CLEANING REQUIRED!”...
  • Page 13: Cleaning Tape

    Cleaning tape Use a JVC cleaning tape. Follow the instructions below for using the clean- ing tape. Run the tape for 10 seconds in the PLAY mode. (Thereafter, it stops automatically and enters the STOP mode.) • After loading the cleaning tape, press the PLAY button.
  • Page 14: Names And Functions Of Parts Front Panel

    • OPERATE LED lights up as follows. OPERATE ON : the green LED lights up OPERATE OFF : the red LED lights up VCR error : the red LED blinks Memo If DC IN MODE in the SYSTEM [2/2] Menu screen is set to “OPE ON”, and power is sup-...
  • Page 15 [PLAY] button/LED • Press this button to start playing back a tape. During playback, the green LED lights • When recording is paused, press this but- ton to resume recording. [PAUSE] button/LED • During recording, press this button to pause •...
  • Page 16 Front panel (continued) 5[REMOTE/LOCAL] switch This switch is used to select how BR-HD50 is to be operated. LOCAL : Use this setting if BR-HD50 is to be controlled with the key opera- tion of the unit. REMOTE : Use this setting to control this unit using REMOTE SERIAL REMOTE terminal, or...
  • Page 17: Counter Display

    8[IEEE1394] IEEE1394 terminal switch Set this switch according to the video format of the IEEE1394 input signal and playback sig- nal. When the video format is HDV, a HDV indicator is lit. : Use this setting when the video format is HDV (HDV indicator is lit).
  • Page 18 Front panel (continued) d[HOLD] button Pressing this button while stopped will engage the time code and user’s bit PRESET mode. (When TCG SELECT in the TC/UB/CLOCK [1/ 2] Menu screen is set to PRESET) In time code PRESET mode, press this button to return to the normal display.
  • Page 19 [BLANK/P] button • When BR-HD50 is in the STOP mode, press this button to start blank search. It searches the unrecorded part of the tape and goes into the still mode. (XPage 54 “Blank search”) • During the STOP or REC mode, the audio recording level is decreased.
  • Page 20: Rear Panel

    Rear panel 1[VIDEO LINE IN] terminal (BNC) This is the input terminal for composite video signals. • To input video via this terminal, set the INPUT SELECT switch located on the front panel to “LINE”. 2[VIDEO Y/C IN] terminal (4-PIN) This is the input terminal for Y/C separate video signals.
  • Page 21 5[COMPONENT OUT] Component sig- nal output terminal (BNC×3) Output terminal for component video signals (Y/P ). Outputs analog HD/SD video. Con- nect this to an HD-compatible monitor with a COMPONENT IN terminal. • The video format to output from this termi- nal can be selected using OUT FORMAT [60]/[50] in the VIDEO Menu screen.
  • Page 22 Rear panel (continued) a[IEEE1394] IEEE1394 terminal (6P) This is the input/output terminal for IEEE1394- compliant digital signals. Inputs HDV signals or DV signals when recording. Digital audio is input simulta- neously. During playback, it outputs HDV signals, DV signals, and digital audio on the playback tape. Upon analog signal input, EE images and EE audio are output.
  • Page 23 e[SERIAL REMOTE] terminal (mini jack) This terminal is for connecting to the serial remote controller. To operate BR-HD50 with this terminal, per- form the following settings. • Set REMOTE SEL SER in the REMOTE [1/ 2] Menu screen to “ON” or “LOC+REM”. : When the 5 REMOTE/LOCAL switch on the front panel is set to “REMOTE”, this terminal becomes...
  • Page 24: On-Screen Display On-Screen Display

    (VIDEO LINE OUT, Y/C OUT, COMPONENT OUT and HDMI OUT) provides the following on-screen information. On-screen display Status display Displays the setting status of the VCR operation mode, date/time, counter. Event display Displays the operating status of blank search, index recording/search.
  • Page 25: Status Display

    Status display Status display: It displays the current settings and operating status. DV format D V 2 K C H – 1 / 2 W A R N I N G 7 0 0 1 D R UM MO T O R F A I L U R E R E C I N H I B I T S T A N D B Y - O F F 0 6 / 1 0 / 0 5...
  • Page 26 Status display (continued) Item Date/time Memo If the display position of the counter is set to the lower left, this item will be displayed on the lower right. E-22 D V 2 K C H – 1 / 2 S P 2 0 W A R N I N G 7 0 0 1 D R UM MO T O R F A I L U R E R E C I N H I B I T...
  • Page 27 COUNTER POSI in the DISPLAY Menu screen. The counter display can be turned on/off with TIME CODE in the DISPLAY Menu screen. Displays the VCR operation mode, including: PLAY, EJECT, FF, REW, STANDBY-ON, STANDBY-OFF, STILL, REC, REC PAUSE, SHTL (shuttle search), JOG, BLANK SRH (blank search), NO CASSETTE (cassette tape not loaded), OPERATE OFF.
  • Page 28: Event/Alarm Display

    The temperature inside BR-HD50 has exceeded the stated value. Disconnect the power and place it at a cool place. If this message is displayed again, BR-HD50 could be defective. Consult your JVC-authorized service agent. E-24 “A” display: displayed during operation...
  • Page 29 “B” display: Messages for incorrect operation are displayed for about 3 seconds. They are displayed when the DISPLAY mode is ON or AUTO. Display INVALID TAPE! Data tape for PCs or DVC PRO tape is used. The cassette tape will be automatically ejected. LP TAPE! The user attempted to play back a tape recorded in the LP mode.
  • Page 30: Connection

    Connecting video signals Video output, e.g., VCR/Camera Analog input Digital input HDV/DV Digital output HDV/DV Analog output Video input, e.g., VCR Turn off the power before making connec- tions. Input signal The input video signal is selected with the INPUT SELECT switch on the front panel.
  • Page 31 Caution regarding video signals If search images or analog video signals with a high level of jitter are input, video or sound may be distorted temporarily. Input stable sig- nals, such as signals passed through a TBC. Output signal LINE OUT terminal Outputs composite video signals.
  • Page 32: Connecting Audio Signals

    Connecting audio signals Audio output, e.g., VCR/Camera input Digital audio HDV/DV IEEE1394 Digital audio Analog audio HDV/DV output Audio input, e.g., VCR Input signal Analog input AUDIO IN terminal (RCA×2) Connect an audio cable. There are analog input terminals for 2 chan- nels.
  • Page 33: Attaching The Supplied Ferrite Core

    CONNECTION Attaching the supplied ferrite core Always attach the supplied ferrite core to the IEEE1394 cable and DC cord to decrease unnecessary wave radiation. Attach the ferrite core close to the unit. For BR-HD50 IEEE1394 terminal Supplied ferrite core Wrap the cable once around the ferrite core. For BR-HD50 DC IN terminal Supplied ferrite core Wrap the cord once around the ferrite core.
  • Page 34: Connecting With Serial Remote Terminals

    Connecting with SERIAL REMOTE terminals The following describes examples of SERIAL REMOTE terminal connection. To use the SERIAL REMOTE terminals, set REMOTE SEL SER of the REMOTE [1/2] Menu screen to “ON” or “LOC+REM.” (XPage 70) Operate BR-HD50 with the wired remote controller SERIAL REMOTE Start/stop recording with an external switch, e.g., a foot switch.
  • Page 35: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC adapter Connect the supplied AC adapter to BR-HD50. Clamp Screw Supplied AC adapter DC cord Supplied ferrite core OPERATE indicator OPERATE button Memo Even in the OPERATE OFF mode, a small amount of electricity will still flow into the unit. When the unit is in the OPERATE OFF mode, no operation can be performed except that of the OPERATE buttons and cassette loading/...
  • Page 36: Recording/Output Signal Format Inputting Analog Signal

    Inputting analog signal Recording and output terminal video/audio signal format when inputting analog signal Input terminal LINE Analog video A/D con- version Digital EE video Analog AUDIO IN audio CH 1/3 CH 2/4 A/D con- version Digital EE audio Input video Input Model format...
  • Page 37: Inputting Digital Signal

    Inputting digital signal Recording and output terminal video/audio signal format when inputting digital signal Input terminal Front panel IEEE1394 switch Digital HDV format IEEE1394 video DV format Digital audio Digital EE audio Input video HD signal Input format format (*1) signal 720/30p 60Hz...
  • Page 38: Playback

    Playback Output terminal video/audio signal format during playback Tape : HDV (720p, 480p, 576p)/ DV (480i, 576i)/DVCAM (480i, 576i) format Playback Digital Digital video audio Digital audio Digital video Digital audio Down converter D/A con- version D/A con- version D/A con- version Video HD signal...
  • Page 39: Preparation

    Turning on/off the power Turning on the power OPERATE indicator OPERATE button Note After the OPERATE button is pressed and BR- HD50 is turned on, if the green indicator blinks or the monitor displays “UNPLUG MAIN POWER, PLUG BACK IN AFTER A WHILE”, unplug the power cord from the power outlet, leave it for a while before turning on the power again.
  • Page 40: Operation Method (Main Unit/Remote Controller) And Operation Lock Mode

    Operation method (main unit/remote controller) and OPERATION LOCK mode Selecting the operating method (main unit/remote controller) Whether to operate BR-HD50 with its buttons or the remote con- troller can be selected with the REMOTE/LOCAL switch. Setting the REMOTE/LOCAL switch • To operate with the buttons of BR-HD50, set it to “LOCAL”. •...
  • Page 41: Loading/Ejecting Cassette

    Ensure that no cassette tape is loaded. With no cassette tape loaded, the cassette LED is off. When no cassette tape is loaded, the status display for the VCR operation mode shows “NO CASSETTE” on the monitor. Load the cassette tape.
  • Page 42: Setting/Displaying Date And Time

    Setting/Displaying date and time This function sets up the date and time of the built-in clock. With the built-in chargeable battery, the date and time data that have been set are maintained even after the main power is turned off. The set date and time data are displayed on the monitor according to the settings in the Menu screen.
  • Page 43 Memo The seconds for the time cannot be set up. After the minute is set up, press the SET button in synchronization with the time signal. Returning to the TOP Menu from TC/UB/CLOCK after com- pleting all settings • Press the Q button. •...
  • Page 44: Selecting Hd Signal Format

    Selecting HD signal format On this unit, 60Hz format or 50Hz format for the HD signal format can be selected using 60/50 SEL in the SYSTEM [2/2] Menu screen. This must be set in the following situations. Set to match the input signal format when recording HDV signals from the IEEE1394 terminal. Set to match the playback signal format when playing a tape recorded with HDV signals.
  • Page 45: Recording

    Settings for analog signal input Selecting analog input signal Set the INPUT SELECT switch located on the front panel to LINE or Y/C. LINE : Inputs composite video from the LINE IN terminal, and analog audio signals from the AUDIO IN terminal. : Inputs Y/C separate signals from the Y/C IN terminal, and analog audio signals from the AUDIO IN...
  • Page 46: Settings For Digital Signal Input

    Settings for digital signal input Selecting input signal Selecting digital input signal Set the INPUT SELECT switch located on the front panel to HDV/DV. Inputs IEEE1394 terminal HDV or DV digital video. For audio, digital audio is input from the IEEE1394 terminal.
  • Page 47 Setting related Menu screen Setting SYSTEM Menu screen REC LONG P. TIME This is for setting the time for BR-HD50 to enter the tape protection mode if there is a long recording pause. INDEX WRITE: SYSTEM [2/2] Menu This is for selecting whether to record index signals automatically when recording starts.
  • Page 48: Adjusting Audio Recording Level

    Adjusting audio recording level The analog audio recording level can be adjusted on this unit. There are two adjustment methods, selected using A.REC VR.MD.: DV in the AUDIO Menu screen. The audio recording level can be set to the initial setting value. (UNITY mode) Memo Audio input level from the IEEE1394 terminal cannot be adjusted.
  • Page 49 Adjusting each channel separately (INDEPEND) Adjusting the CH1 channel Press the R or P button while holding down the Q button. Press the R button to increase the recording level. Press the P button to decrease the recording level. Adjusting the CH2 channel Press the R or P button while holding down the S button.
  • Page 50: Recording Procedure

    STOP mode can be set with REC LONG P. TIME in the SYSTEM [1/2] Menu screen. When a home-use DV VCR is used to play tapes record- ed with BR-HD50, the sound level may be reduced. Memo...
  • Page 51: Backup Recording Function

    Backup recording function In combination with DV equipment, BR-HD50 can perform continuous, long-hour recording. BR-HD50 can be set as the backup unit connected to a DVcamcorder (GY-DV300/DV500/DV550/ DV5000, etc.). When the recording tape of the source unit nears its end, BR-HD50 can start recording, enabling long-hour recording.
  • Page 52: Recording With Serial Remote Terminals

    Recording with SERIAL REMOTE terminals Recording can be turned ON/OFF with a serial remote controller or foot switch connected to the serial remote terminal located at the rear panel of BR-HD50. REMOTE/LOCAL switch Connection The serial remote controller can be connected to the SERIAL REMOTE terminal located on the rear panel of BR-HD50.
  • Page 53: Playback

    Playback settings Video settings This unit plays back tapes recorded in HDV, DV, or DVCAM format. (SP mode only) When playing back tapes recorded in HDV or DVCAM format, the front panel HDV or DVCAM indicator is lit. Selecting playback video format Set whether to automatically detect the video format for playback, or to select a specific for- mat, using PB TAPE FORMAT on the SYS-...
  • Page 54 Playback settings (continued) Audio settings Set audio settings using the AUDIO Menu screen. Setting AUDIO Menu screen Selecting output audio channel (DV only) A.OUTPUT: DV To play back tapes recorded in the 32 kHz mode, select the output audio channel for the AUDIO OUT terminal or the PHONES termi- nal.
  • Page 55: Basic Playback Procedure

    Basic playback procedure Load a recorded cassette tape. The power for BR-HD50 is turned on. Start playback. Press the PLAY button. Playback starts. When playing back tapes recorded in HDV format, the front panel HDV indicator is lit. When the tape is recorded in DVCAM format, the DVCAM indicator is lit.
  • Page 56: Special Playback Functions

    Special playback functions Frame-advance playback Setting STL/F. ADV: DV in the SYSTEM [1/2] Menu screen The unit of frame advance and still images can be selected. (DV format only) FIELD : Field-by-field advance 1st FIELD : Frame-by-frame advance and stops at the 1st field.
  • Page 57 SEARCH–/Q button Slow playback and Search mode Setting Set “Q, S” KEY FUNC in the SYSTEM [1/2] Menu screen to VAR/RECV. Operation Set BR-HD50 to the PLAYBACK or the STILL mode. Press the FF button to start fast-forward playback. Press the REW button to start reverse playback. Press the SEARCH+/S button to increase the search speed.
  • Page 58: Search Function

    Search function Index search This function searches to the position where the index signal is recorded. Setting Set “Q, S” KEY FUNC in the SYSTEM [1/2] Menu screen to INDEX. Operation To search an index point in the forward direction from the current tape position: •...
  • Page 59: Repeat Playback

    Repeat playback Three types of repeat playback are available for BR-HD50. The repeat playback function can be set with REPEAT MODE in the SYSTEM [1/2] Menu screen. Setting REPEAT MODE in the SYSTEM [1/2] Menu screen : No repeat playback. INDEX : Repeat playback between positions where index signals are recorded.
  • Page 60: Multi Cue-Up

    Multi cue-up Using the time codes recorded on the tape, up to 5 points on the tape can be registered as cue-up points at the Multi Cue-up screen. The registered tape positions (cue-up points) can be searched. R button SET button P button Registering cue-up points Set the COUNTER switch to TC.
  • Page 61 Changing cue-up points 1Press the R or P button to bring the cursor to the cue-up point to be changed. Press the S button. The hour digits of the registered time code display blink. Press the S button to select the digit to be changed. 2Press the R or P button again to change the time- code.
  • Page 62: Time Code

    Displaying the time code This unit records or plays back the time code and user’s bit. Whether to record the user’s bit can be selected with U-BIT in the TC/UB/CLOCK [2/2] Menu screen (only for E model). With the time code function, accurate positions of the tape contents can be specified to enhance editing precision and operation efficiency.
  • Page 63: Presetting The Time Code

    Presetting the time code Variable values can be set for the time code and the user’s bit for efficient material management and editing. SET button Q button HOLD button Setting ...TC/UB/CLOCK [1/2] Menu screen Set TCG SELECT to “PRESET”. The time code advance mode is REC-RUN mode. REC-RUN : The time code runs only during recording.
  • Page 64: Recording The Time Code

    Recording the time code Time codes can be recorded with the following ways. Whether to record user’s bit can be selected with U-BIT in the TC/UB/CLOCK [2/2] Menu screen. (Only for E model) Record it from preset data. Record it following the one last recorded on the tape. Record the time code, which is input to the IEEE1394 terminal.
  • Page 65 Recording time code following the one last recorded on the tape BR-HD50 is equipped with a time code reader. When it enters the RECORD mode from the RECORD- ING PAUSE mode, it reads the time code data already recorded on the tape and continues recording time code from that value.
  • Page 66: Playing Back The Time Code

    During playback, if a portion of tape without recorded time code runs through, the time code stops running. Playback con- tinues. If tapes without recorded user’s bit, e.g. those recorded with a home-use DV VCR, are played back on BR-HD50, “– –” is dis- played. E-62 COUNTER switch Monitor (Status display) D V 2 K C H –...
  • Page 67: Edit

    Using a non-linear editing system Tape contents of BR-HD50 are captured by a non-linear editing system and the non-linear edited con- tents are recorded on BR-HD50. Connection Analog video VIDEO OUT IEEE1394 terminal IEEE1394 (image, audio, control) Control with RS-422A (Analog signals) Setting Set the REMOTE/LOCAL switch on the...
  • Page 68: Menu Screens Setting The Menus

    Setting the menus The functions of BR-HD50 are configured in the Menu screens. The configured settings are saved in the memory of BR-HD50 and retained even after power off. MENU button SET button Q button Perform the menu settings while viewing the display on the moni- tor.
  • Page 69 To display the Menu screen at the next level, bring the cursor to NEXT PAGE and press the SET or S button. To return to the previous Menu screen, do one of the following actions. • Press the S button. •...
  • Page 70: Structure Of The Menu Screens

    Structure of the Menu screens The Menu screens are displayed on the monitor. They are structured with multiple layers. Top menu – – – M E N U – – – S Y S T E M . . R E M O T E . . A U D I O .
  • Page 71: Description Of The Menu Screens

    Description of the Menu screens In the following description of the Menus, E indicates factory settings. Numbers in parentheses by items and settings are the code number shown on the counter display. TOP Menu screen Item Setting SYSTEM.. – REMOTE.. –...
  • Page 72 Description of the Menu screens (continued) SYSTEM Menu screens (continued) Item Setting LONG PAUSE E30SEC (00) TIME 1MIN (01) (0102) 2MIN (02) 3MIN (03) 5MIN (04) REC LONG 30SEC (00) P.TIME 1MIN (01) (0103) 2MIN (02) 3MIN (03) E5MIN (04) LONG PAUSE F.ADV (00) MODE...
  • Page 73 SYSTEM [2/2] Menu Item Setting DC IN MODE EOPE OFF (00) (0107) OPE ON (01) INDEX WRITE OFF (00) (0108) EON (01) OPERATION EOFF (00) LOCK ON (01) (0109) 60/50 SEL 60 (00) (010A) 50 (01) FACTORY SET- ECANCEL (00) TING EXECUTE (01) (010b)
  • Page 74 Description of the Menu screens (continued) REMOTE Menu screens The REMOTE Menu consists of the following two screens (1/2 and 2/2). REMOTE [1/2] Menu screen Item Setting REMOTE SEL OFF (00) EON (01) (0200) REMOTE SEL OFF (00) EON (01) (0201) LOC+REM (02) REM SEL...
  • Page 75 REMOTE [2/2] Menu screen Item Setting REM FF/REW EFF/REW (00) MODE SEARCH (01) (0205) REM STOP SEL EEE (00) (0206) PB (01) PB START E0F (00) DELAY (0207) 9F (09) 10F (0A) 15F (0F) SYNCHRONI- OFF (00) ZATION EON (01) (0208) CONTROLLER ETYPE1 (00)
  • Page 76 Description of the Menu screens (continued) AUDIO Menu Screen Item Setting AUDIO MODE 32K (00) : DV E48 K (01) (0300) A.OUTPUT: DV ECH1/2 (00) (0301) MIX (01) CH3/4 (02) A.OUT AT OFF (00) SRH: DV EON (01) (0302) AUDIO OUT E–20 dB (00) –12 dB (01) (0303)
  • Page 77 VIDEO Menu Screen Item Setting SET UP [60]: DV OFF (00) (0400) EON (01) MONITOR EHDMI[A] (00) SELECT OUT FRMT (01) (0401) OUT FORMAT ENATIVE (00) [60] 480I (01) (0402) 480P (02) 1080l (03) 720P (04) Description For enabling/disabling the application of setups to analog video signals (composite, Y/C and SD component).
  • Page 78 Description of the Menu screens (continued) VIDEO Menu screen (continued) Item Setting value OUT FOR- ENATIVE (00) MAT[50] 576I (01) (0403) 576P (02) 1080I (03) 720P (04) DOWN CONV. ESQUEEZE (00) MODE LETTER (01) (0404) SIDE CUT (02) E-74 Description Sets the video output format to output from COMPONENT OUT terminal or HDMI OUT terminal during HDV/DV signal input or playback.
  • Page 79 Item Setting value UP CONV. EFULL (00) MODE SIDE P. (01) (0405) HDMI MODE EAUTO (00) (0406) RGB (01) DVI COLOR ESTANDARD (00) (0407) ENHANCED (01) TEST SIGNAL EOFF (00) (0408) CB (01) PAGE BACK Description Up-converts DV input signals or DV/DVCAM recorded tape play- back signals, and sets the video mode for output from the COM- PONENT OUT terminal.
  • Page 80 Description of the Menu screens (continued) TC/UB/CLOCK Menu screens The TC/UB/CLOCK Menu consists of the following two screens. (1/2 and 2/2) TC/UB/CLOCK [1/2] Menu screen Item Setting TCG SELECT PRESET (00) (0500) EREGEN (01) NDF/DF [60] NON DROP (00) (0501) EDROP (01) DF BIT [50] OFF (00)
  • Page 81 TC/UB/CLOCK [2/2] Menu screen Item Setting U-BIT [50] OFF (00) (0505) EON (01) CLOCK ADJUST.. (0506) DATE [MM/DD/YY] (0507) TIME (0508) PAGE BACK PAGE BACK Description For selecting whether to record user’s bit. (Only for E model) * Functions in DV format mode only. OFF : No recording : Recording For displaying the CLOCK ADJUST screen...
  • Page 82 : Center For enabling/disabling the time code display on the monitor. : No display : Display For enabling/disabling the VCR mode on the monitor. : No display : Display For enabling/disabling the display of the remaining time of the tape on the monitor.
  • Page 83: Others

    S T A N D B Y - O F F T C R 0 2 : 0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 Action Check the power voltage. Clean it with a JVC head- cleaning tape. (XPage 9) message despite cleaning, it could be...
  • Page 84 This error can be resolved by turning off and then on the power. However, doing so may damage the tape in some cases. Consult your JVC authorized dealer. Is a heavy object on the unit? Press the EJECT button to remove and replace the tape.
  • Page 85: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Symptom No power. Unable to record. The operation buttons of BR-HD50 do not work. Editing cannot be controlled even after the REMOTE/LOCAL switch is set to REMOTE. Noise is produced on the playback video. Playback sound interrupted. Cannot play back. Time codes are not correctly recorded during DV signal input.
  • Page 86 Troubleshooting (continued) Symptom Cannot record HDV signals from the IEEE1394 terminal. Cannot record DV signals from the IEEE1394 terminal. No HD signal is output from the HDMI OUT or COMPONENT OUT terminal. HDMI OUT terminal video does not display on the monitor. No signal is output from the IEEE1394 terminal during play- back.
  • Page 87: Checking The Hour Meter

    Checking the hour meter This unit displays the drum usage time as the hour meter in DRUM HOUR METER in the SYSTEM [2/ 2] Menu screen. Use it as a guide for regular maintenance. (XPage 8) Use standard DV cassette tapes or mini DV cassette tapes. MENU button SET button Operation...
  • Page 88: Specifications

    :DC 12 V W 3.5 A Accessories AC adapter (AA-G30) ... × 1 Power cord (for BR-HD50U) ... × 1 Power cord (for BR-HD50E) ... × 2 Ferrite core (for IEEE1394 cable) ... × 1 Ferrite core (for DC cord) ... × 1...
  • Page 89 External dimensions (Unit: mm) For improvement, the specifications and external appearance may be changed without prior notice. E-85...
  • Page 90: Supplement

    Supplement AC adapter section IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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