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GR - D244US.book Page 1 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM Dear Customer , Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera . Before use , please read the safety information and precautions contained in the pages 3 – 4 and 9 to ensure safe use of this product . ENGLISH DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA 6 GETTING STARTED GR - D244 VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK 17 Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for Digital Video Camera : http : / / www.jvc.co.jp / english / cyber / ADVANCED FEATURES 22 For Accessories : http : / / www.jvc.co.jp / english / accessory / 38 REFERENCES 47 TERMS For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No . and Serial No . which is located on the bottom of the camcorder . Retain this information for future reference . Model No . Serial No . To deactivate the demonstration , set “ DEMO MODE ” to “ OFF ” . ( � pg . 22 , 25 ) INSTRUCTIONS EN LYT1484 - 001A
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 2 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM 2 EN Major Features of this Camcorder Wipe / Fader Effects Backlight Compensation You can use the Wipe / Fader Effects to make Simply pressing the BACK LIGHT button pro - style scene transitions . ( � pg . 33 ) brightens the image darkened by backlight . ( � pg . 31 ) Fade in ● You can also select a spot metering area so that more precise exposure compensation is available . ( � pg . 31 , Spot Exposure Control ) Fade out Program AE with Special Effects Data Battery For example , “ SPORTS ” mode allows fast - You can check the battery status by simply moving images to be captured one frame at a pressing the DATA button . ( � pg . 12 ) time , for vivid , stable slow - motion . ( � pg . 34 ) BATTERY CONDITION LEVEL MAX TIME 100 % LCD 60min 50 FINDER 80min 0
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 3 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM EN 3 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS NOTES : ● The rating plate ( serial number plate ) and safety caution are on the bottom and / or the CAUTION back of the main unit . RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK ● The rating information and safety caution of the DO NOT OPEN AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides . CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK , DO NOT REMOVE COVER ( OR BACK ) . This product has a fluorescent lamp that contains NO USER - SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE . a small amount of mercury . Disposal of these REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL . materials may be regulated in your community due to environmental considerations . The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol , within an equilateral triangle , is intended to alert the user to the For disposal or recycling information please presence of uninsulated " dangerous voltage " within the contact your local authorities , or the Electronics product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude Industries Alliance : to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons . < http : / / www.eiae.org > The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance ( servicing ) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance . WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD , DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE . CAUTIONS : ● This camcorder is designed to be used with NTSC - type color television signals . It cannot bent used for playback with a television of a differe standard . However , live recording and LCD monitor / viewfinder playback are possible anywhere . ● This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery . Use the JVC BN - VF707U / VF714U / VF733U battery packs and , to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet , use the provided multi - voltage AC Adapter . ( An appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries . ) Caution on Replaceable lithium battery The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated . Do not recharge , disassemble , heat above 100 ° C ( 212 ° F ) or incinerate . Replace battery with Panasonic ( Matsushita Electric ) , Sanyo , Sony or Maxell CR2025 . Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is incorrectly replaced . ● Dispose of used battery promptly . ● Keep away from children . ● Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 4 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM 4 EN IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf , make sure that it has sufficient space on 1 . Read these instructions . all sides to allow for ventilation ( 10 cm ( 3 – 15 / 16 " ) 2 . Keep these instructions . or more on both sides , on top and at the rear ) . 3 . Heed all warnings . Do not block the ventilation holes . 4 . Follow all instructions . ( If the ventilation holes are blocked by a 5 . Do not use this apparatus near water . newspaper , or cloth etc . the heat may not be able 6 . Clean only with dry cloth . to get out . ) 7 . Do not block any ventilation openings . Install in No naked flame sources , such as lighted candles , accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions . should be placed on the apparatus . 8 . Do not install near any heat sources such as When discarding batteries , environmental radiators , heat registers , stoves , or other problems must be considered and the local rules apparatus ( including amplifiers ) that produce or laws governing the disposal of these batteries heat . must be followed strictly . 9 . Only use attachments / accessories specified by The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or the manufacturer . splashing . 10 . Use only with the Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or cart , stand , tripod , places with water . bracket , or table Also do not place any containers filled with water specified by the or liquids ( such as cosmetics or medicines , flower manufacturer , or vases , potted plants , cups etc . ) on top of this unit . ( If water or liquid is allowed to enter this sold with the equipment , fire or electric shock may be caused . ) apparatus . When a cart is used , use Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into caution when the sun . This can cause eye injuries , as well as moving the cart / lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry . apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip - There is also a risk of fire or electric shock . over . CAUTION ! 11 . Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or The following notes concern possible physical when unused for long periods of time . damage to the camcorder and to the user . 12 . Refer all servicing to qualified service When carrying , be sure to always securely attach personnel . Servicing is required when the and use the provided strap . Carrying or holding apparatus has been damaged in any way , such the camcorder by the viewfinder and / or the LCD as power - supply cord or plug is damaged , liquid monitor can result in dropping the unit , or in a has been spilled or objects have fallen into the malfunction . apparatus , the apparatus has been exposed to Take care not to get your finger caught in the rain or moisture , does not operate normally , or cassette holder cover . Do not let children operate has been dropped . the camcorder , as they are particularly susceptible to this type of injury . Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces . It could tip over , causing serious damage to the camcorder . CAUTION ! Connecting cables ( Audio / Video , S - Video , etc . ) to the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended , as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall , resulting in damage .
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MasterPage : TOC_Heading0_Right GR - D244US.book Page 5 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM CONTENTS 5 EN GETTING STARTED 6 ADVANCED FEATURES 22 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Provided Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Changing The Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Recording Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Operation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Playback Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Language Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 FEATURES FOR RECORDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Date / Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5 - Second Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Grip Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Night - Alive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Viewfinder Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Snapshot ( For Video Recording ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Brightness Adjustment Of The Display . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Manual Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Tripod Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Exposure Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Loading / Unloading A Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Iris Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Backlight Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK 17 Spot Exposure Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 White Balance Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 VIDEO RECORDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Manual White Balance Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Basic Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wipe Or Fader Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tape Remaining Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Program AE With Special Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 LCD Monitor And Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 EDITING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dubbing To A VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Journalistic Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With Time Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 A DV Connector ( Digital Dubbing ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Quick Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connection To A Personal Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Recording From The Middle Of A Tape . . . . . . 19 VIDEO PLAYBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 REFERENCES 38 Normal Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Still Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Shuttle Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 USER MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Blank Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Connections To A TV Or VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 TERMS 47
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 6 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED 6 EN Index 1 B C D E T R S O 6 N P 7 8 Y Z a U V WX I K Q L J b c M d
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 7 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED EN 7 Controls Other Parts A Stop Button [ 8 ] ( � pg . 20 ) R Monitor Latch ( � pg . 18 ) Backlight Compensation Button [ BACK S LCD Monitor ( � pg . 18 , 19 ) LIGHT ] ( � pg . 31 ) T Viewfinder ( � pg . 15 ) B Play / Pause Button [ 4 / 9 ] ( � pg . 20 ) U Battery Pack Mount ( � pg . 12 ) Manual Focus Button [ FOCUS ] ( � pg . 29 ) V Shoulder Strap Eyelet ( � pg . 11 ) C Rewind Button [ 3 ] ( � pg . 20 ) W Speaker ( � pg . 20 ) Menu select Button [ – ] ( � pg . 14 ) X Grip Strap ( � pg . 14 ) Quick Review Button [ ] ( � pg . 19 ) Y Lens D Fast - Forward Button [ 5 ] ( � pg . 20 ) Z Camera Sensor Menu select Button [ + ] ( � pg . 14 ) ( Be careful not to cover this area , a sensor Night Button [ NIGHT ] ( � pg . 28 ) necessary for shooting is built - in here . ) STARTED E Menu Button [ MENU ] ( � pg . 22 ) a Stereo Microphone Data Battery Button [ DATA ] ( � pg . 12 ) b Stud Hole ( � pg . 15 ) F Dioptre Adjustment Control ( � pg . 15 ) c Tripod Mounting Socket ( � pg . 15 ) G Snapshot Button [ SNAPSHOT ] ( � pg . 29 ) d Cassette Holder Cover ( � pg . 16 ) GETTING H Power Zoom Lever [ T / W ] ( � pg . 18 ) Speaker Volume Control [ VOL . + , – ] ( � pg . 20 ) I Battery Release Button [ PUSH BATT . ] ( � pg . 11 ) J Recording Start / Stop Button ( � pg . 17 ) K Power Switch [ A , M , PLAY , OFF ] ( � pg . 13 ) L Lock Button ( � pg . 13 ) M Cassette Open / Eject Switch [ OPEN / EJECT ] ( � pg . 16 ) Connectors The connectors are located beneath the covers . N Audio / Video Output Connector [ AV ] ( � pg . 21 , 35 ) O DC Input Connector [ DC ] ( � pg . 11 ) P Digital Video Connector [ DV IN / OUT ] ( i.Link * ) ( � pg . 36 , 37 ) * i.Link refers to the IEEE1394 - 1995 industry specification and extensions thereof . The logo is used for products compliant with the i.Link standard . Indicators Q POWER / CHARGE Lamp ( � pg . 11 , 17 )
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 8 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED 8 EN U Brightness Control Indicator ( LCD monitor / LCD Monitor / Viewfinder Indications Viewfinder ) ( � pg . 15 ) V Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator During Video Recording ( � pg . 29 ) 9 0 r q we t W Time Code ( � pg . 26 , 27 ) 1h40m 1 x W 22 T 2 REC y 3 u 4 i 5 BRIGHT 50m 6 o SOUND 12BIT 7 05 OV 10 ' N 15 : 55 AM 0 00 : 1 8 p d s a a Operation Mode ( � pg . 13 ) B : Night - Alive Indicator ( � pg . 28 ) : Gain Up Mode ( � pg . 23 ) C White Balance Indicator ( � pg . 32 ) D : Spot Exposure Control Indicator ( � pg . 31 ) : Backlight Compensation Indicator ( � pg . 31 ) ± : Exposure Adjustment Indicator ( � pg . 30 ) E Selected Program AE With Special Effects Indicator ( � pg . 34 ) F Iris Lock Indicator ( � pg . 30 ) G SOUND 12BIT / 16BIT : Sound Mode Indicator ( � pg . 23 ) ( Appears for approx . 5 seconds after turning on the camcorder . ) H Digital Image Stabilizer ( “ DIS ” ) ( � pg . 24 ) I Approximate Zoom Ratio ( � pg . 18 ) J Zoom Indicator ( � pg . 18 ) K Selected Wipe / Fader Effect Indicator ( � pg . 33 ) L Tape Running Indicator ( � pg . 17 ) ( Rotates while tape is running . ) M Selected Wide Mode Indicator ( � pg . 24 ) N Recording Speed Mode ( SP / LP ) ( � pg . 23 ) O Tape Remaining Time ( � pg . 17 ) P REC : ( Appears during recording . ) ( � pg . 17 ) PAUSE : ( Appears during Record - Standby mode . ) ( � pg . 17 ) O : ( Appears when taking Snapshot . ) ( � pg . 29 ) Q 5S / Anim . : Displays the 5 - Second Recording mode or Animation recording mode . ( � pg . 24 ) R Wind Cut Indicator ( � pg . 24 ) S Battery Remaining Power Indicator ( � pg . 40 ) T Date / Time ( � pg . 14 )
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 9 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED EN 9 During Video Playback Before Using This Camcorder 1 3 4 2 Make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark . BIT 12 / M I X This camcorder is designed exclusively for the L digital video cassette . Only cassettes marked “ ” can be used with this unit . BLANK SEARCH Remember that this camcorder is not PUSH " STOP " BUTTON compatible with other digital video formats . TO CANCEL Remember that this camcorder is intended for 50m private consumer use only . UME VOL 5 Any commercial use without proper permission is 05 NOV 10 ' prohibited . ( Even if you record an event such as a STARTED 20 : 21 : 25 AM 0 : 1 00 show , performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment , it is strongly recommended that you 6 8 7 obtain permission beforehand . ) a Sound Mode Indicator ( � pg . 26 ) Before recording important video , be sure to GETTING B Blank Search Indicator ( � pg . 20 ) make a trial recording . Play back your trial recording to make sure the C Tape Speed ( � pg . 23 ) video and audio have been recorded properly . D 4 : Playback We recommend cleaning your video heads 5 : Fast - Forward / Shuttle Search before use.n’t 3 : Rewind / Shuttle Search If you have used your camcorder for a while , the 9 : Pause heads may be dirty . We recommend periodically 9U : Forward Frame - By - Frame Playback / cleaning the video heads with a cleaning cassette Slow - Motion ( optional ) . Y9 : Reverse Frame - By - Frame Playback / Be sure to store your cassette tapes and Slow - Motion camcorder in the proper environment . E Battery Remaining Power Indicator Video heads can become dirty more easily if your ( � pg . 40 ) cassette tapes and camcorder are stored in a dusty area . Cassette tapes should be removed from the F Date / Time ( � pg . 26 , 27 ) camcorder and stored in cassette cases . Store the G VOLUME : Volume Level Indicator ( � pg . 20 ) camcorder in a bag or other container . BRIGHT : Brightness Control Indicator ( LCD Use SP ( Standard ) mode for important video monitor / Viewfinder ) ( � pg . 15 ) recordings . H Time Code ( � pg . 26 , 27 ) LP ( Long Play ) mode lets you record 50 % more video than SP ( Standard ) mode , but you may experience mosaic - like noise during playback depending on the tape characteristics and the usage environment . So , for important recordings , we recommend using SP mode . It is recommended that you use JVC brand cassette tapes.r Your camcorde is compatible with all brands of commercially available cassette tapes complying with the MiniDV standard , but JVC brand cassette tapes are designed and optimized to maximize the performance of your camcorder . Also read “ CAUTIONS ” on pages 43 – 45 .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 10 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED 10 EN How To Attach The Lens Cap Provided Accessories To protect the lens , attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in the illustration . NOTE : OR To confirm the lens cap is on correctly make sure the cap is flush to the camcorder . Place here during shooting . a AC Adapter AP - V16U or AP - V14U b Battery Pack BN - VF707U c Audio / Video Cable ( ø3.5 mini - plug to RCA plug ) d Shoulder Strap ( � pg . 11 for attachment ) e Lens Cap ( see the right column for attachment ) NOTES : ● In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder , provided cables may be equipped with one or more core filter . If a cable has only one core filter , the end that is closest to the filter should be connected to the camcorder . ● Make sure to use the provided cables for connections . Do not use any other cables .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 11 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED EN 11 How To Attach The Shoulder Strap Power Follow the illustration . This camcorder’s 2 - way power supply system 1 Thread the strap through the eyelet . lets you choose the most appropriate source of power . Do not use provided power supply units 2 Fold it back and thread it through the strap with other equipment . guide and the buckle . ● To adjust the length of the strap , loosen and then Charging The Battery Pack tighten the strap in the buckle . 3 Slide the strap guide fully towards the eyelet . Power switch M A Buckle POWER / CHARGE lamp POWER / CHARGE Strap guide STARTED Battery pack mount 2 PUSH BATT . 2 GETTING Battery pack Arrow mark To DC connector 3 1 Open the cover . Eyelet To AC outlet AC Adapter 1 Set the Power Switch to “ OFF ” . 2 With the arrow on the battery pack pointing downward , push the battery pack slightly against the battery pack mount a . 3 Slide down the battery pack until it locks in place b . 4 Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder . 5 Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet . The POWER / CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to indicate charging has started . 6 When the POWER / CHARGE lamp goes out , charging is finished . Unplug the AC Adapter from the AC outlet . Disconnect the AC Adapter from the camcorder . CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 12 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED 12 EN To detach the battery pack Using The Battery Pack Slide the battery pack upward while pressing Perform steps 2 – 3 in “ Charging The Battery PUSH BATT . to detach it . Pack ” . Battery pack Charging time Maximum continuous recording time BN - VF707U * Approx . 1 hr . 30 min . LCD monitor Battery pack Viewfinder on BN - VF714U Approx . 2 hr . 40 min . on BN - VF733U Approx . 5 hr . 40 min . BN - VF707U * 1 hr . 5 min . 1 hr . 25 min . * Provided BN - VF714U 2 hr . 20 min . 3 hr . NOTES : BN - VF733U 5 hr . 25 min . 7 hr . 5 min . ● This product includes patented and other * Provided proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery . Use the JVC BN - NOTES : VF707U / VF714U / VF733U battery packs . Using ● Recording time is reduced significantly under the generic non - JVC batteries can cause damage following conditions : to the internal charging circuitry . • Zoom or Record - Standby mode is engaged ● If the protective cap is attached to the battery repeatedly . pack , remove it first . • The LCD monitor is used repeatedly . ● During charging , the camcorder cannot be • The playback mode is engaged repeatedly . operated . ● Before extended use , it is recommended that you ● Charging is not possible if the wrong type of prepare enough battery packs to cover 3 times the battery is used . planned shooting time . ● When charging the battery pack for the first time ATTENTION : or after a long storage period , the POWER / Before detaching the power source , make sure that CHARGE lamp may not light . In this case , remove the camcorder’s power is turned off . Failure to do so the battery pack from the camcorder , then try can result in a camcorder malfunction . charging again . ● If the battery operation time remains extremely Data Battery System short even after having been fully charged , the battery is worn out and needs to be replaced . You can check the remaining battery power and Please purchase a new one . the recordable time . ● Since the AC Adapter processes electricity 1 ) Make sure the battery is attached and the internally , it becomes warm during use . Be sure to Power Switch is set to “ OFF ” . use it only in well - ventilated areas . 2 ) Open the LCD monitor fully . ● Using the optional AA - VF7 Battery Charger , you 3 ) Press DATA , and the battery status screen can charge the BN - VF707U / VF714U / VF733U appears . battery pack without the camcorder . ● It can be displayed on the viewfinder when the ● After 5 minutes has elapsed in Record - Standby LCD monitor is closed . mode with the cassette inserted , the camcorder ● It is displayed for approx . 5 seconds if the will automatically turn off its power supplied from button is pressed and released quickly , and for the AC adapter . In this case , the battery charge approx . 15 seconds if the button is pressed starts if the battery is attached to the camcorder . and hold for several seconds . ● If “ COMMUNICATION ERROR ” appears instead of the battery status even though you tried to press DATA several times , there may be a problem with your battery . In such a case , consult your nearest JVC dealer .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 13 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED EN 13 Using AC Power Operation Mode Perform step 4 in “ Charging The Battery Pack ” . To turn on the camcorder , set the Power Switch NOTE : to any operation mode except “ OFF ” while The provided AC Adapter features automatic pressing down the Lock Button located on the voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to switch . 240 V . Power Switch MENU / DATA About Batteries Lock Button DANGER ! Do not attempt to take the batteries apart , or expose them to flame or excessive M A heat , as it may cause a fire or explosion . D WARNING ! Do not allow the battery or its POWER / STARTE CHARGE terminals to come in contact with metals , as this can result in a short circuit and possibly start a POWER / fire . CHARGE lamp GETTING To resume the original function of the accurate battery power indication Choose the appropriate operation mode If the battery power indication differs from the according to your preference using the Power actual operating time , fully charge the battery , Switch . and then run it down . However this function may not turn back if the battery was used for a long Power Switch Position period of time under extremely high / low temperature condition or charged too many A ( Full Auto Recording ) : times . Allows you to record using NO special effects or manual adjustments . Suitable for standard recording . The “ A ” indicator appears on the display . M ( Manual Recording ) : Allows you to set various recording functions using the Menus . ( � pg . 22 ) If you want more creative capabilities than Full Auto Recording , try this mode . OFF : Allows you to switch off the camcorder . PLAY : ● Allows you to play back a recording on the tape . ● Allows you to set various playback functions using the Menus . ( � pg . 22 ) CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 14 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED 14 EN Power - Linked Operation Date / Time Settings When the Power Switch is set to “ A ” or “ M ” , you The date / time is recorded onto the tape at all can also turn on / off the camcorder by opening / times , but its display can be turned on or off closing the LCD monitor or pulling out / pushing in during playback . ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) the viewfinder . 1 Perform steps 1 – 4 in “ Language Settings ” INFORMATION : on the left column . The following explanations in this manual supposes the use of LCD monitor in your 2 Press + or – to select “ CLOCK ADJ . ” , and operation . If you want to use the viewfinder , press MENU . The parameter for “ Month ” is close the LCD monitor and pull out the highlighted . viewfinder fully . 3 Press + or – to input I AY D SP CAMERA L the month , and press Language Settings MENU . Repeat to input the day , year , hour and LO C CK ' 0 5 DEC 2 0 The language on the display can be changed . AD . J minute . PM : 0 0 5 ( � pg . 22 , 26 , 27 ) 4 Press + or – to select 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” while pressing “ BRETURN ” , and press down the Lock Button located on the switch . MENU twice . The Menu Screen closes . 2 Open the LCD monitor fully . ( � pg . 18 ) Grip Adjustment 3 Press MENU . The Menu Screen appears . 4 Press + or – to select CAMERA DISPLAY 1 Adjust the velcro strip . BRIGHT “ n ” , and press MENU . – LCD / TV ON SCREEN 2 Pass your right hand DA E / T I – AUTO T ME The CAMERA DISPLAY T I E CO – OFF M DE through the loop and grasp LANGUAGE ENGLISH – Menu appears . ' 0 5 CLOCK DEC 2 0 the grip . AD . J PM : 0 0 5 5 Press + or – to select 3 Adjust your thumb and “ LANGUAGE ” , and press RETURN fingers through the grip to MENU . easily operate the 6 Press + or – to select CAMERA DISPLAY Recording Start / Stop the desired language , and Button , Power Switch and press MENU . Power Zoom Lever . Be – LANGUAGE ENGLISH 7 Press + or – to select sure to fasten the velcro strip to your preference . ESPAÑOL “ BRETURN ” , and press MENU twice . The Menu Screen closes .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 15 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED EN 15 Viewfinder Adjustment Brightness Adjustment Of The Display 1 Set the Power Switch to “ A ” or “ M ” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the 1 Set the Power Switch + switch . to “ M ” or “ PLAY ” while – 2 Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and pressing down the Lock locked . Pull out the viewfinder fully and adjust it Button located on the manually for best viewability . switch . 3 Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the 2 Open the LCD monitor indications in the viewfinder are clearly focused . fully . ( � pg . 18 ) MENU Example : ● To adjust the brightness of STARTED the viewfinder , pull out the viewfinder fully and set “ PRIORITY ” to “ FINDER ” ( � pg . 22 , 25 ) . GETTING BRIGHT 3 Press MENU . The Menu Screen appears . 4 Press + or – to select “ n ” , and press MENU . PAUSE The CAMERA DISPLAY or VIDEO DISPLAY Menu appears . 5 Press + or – to select “ BRIGHT ” , and press Dioptre Adjustment Control MENU . The Menu Screen closes and the brightness control indicator appears . CAUTION : 6 Press + or – until the appropriate brightness When retracting the viewfinder , take care not to is reached . pinch your fingers . 7 Press MENU to clear the brightness control indicator from the display . Tripod Mounting To attach the camcorder to a tripod , align the direction stud and screw to the mounting socket and stud hole on the camcorder . Then tighten the screw clockwise . ● Some tripods are not equipped with studs .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 16 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM GETTING STARTED 16 EN NOTES : Loading / Unloading A Cassette ● If you wait a few seconds and the cassette holder does not open , close the cassette holder cover The camcorder needs to be powered up to load and try again . If the cassette holder still does not or eject a cassette . open , turn the camcorder off then on again . Cassette holder Cassette holder ● If the tape does not load properly , open the cover PUSH HERE cassette holder cover fully and remove the cassette . A few minutes later , insert it again . ● When the camcorder is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm environment , wait a short time before opening the cassette holder cover . Erase OPEN / EJECT protection tab Make sure the window side is facing out . 1 Slide and hold OPEN / EJECT in the direction of the arrow , then pull the cassette holder cover open until it locks . The cassette holder opens automatically . ● Do not touch internal components . 2 Insert or remove a tape and press “ PUSH HERE ” to close the cassette holder . ● Be sure to press only the section labelled “ PUSH HERE ” to close the cassette holder ; touching other parts may cause your finger to get caught in the cassette holder , resulting in injury or product damage . ● Once the cassette holder is closed , it recedes automatically . Wait until it recedes completely before closing the cassette holder cover . ● When the battery pack’s charge is low , you may not be able to close the cassette holder cover . Do not apply force . Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one or use AC power before continuing . 3 Close the cassette holder cover firmly until it locks into place . To protect valuable recordings Slide the erase protection tab on the back of the tape in the direction of “ SAVE ” . This prevents the tape from being recorded over . To record on this tape , slide the tab back to “ REC ” before loading it .
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VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK MasterPage : Video_Heading0_Right GR - D244US.book Page 17 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM VIDEO RECORDING 17 EN Tape Remaining Time Basic Recording Approximate tape remaining time appears on the display . NOTE : “ – h – – m ” meansthe Before continuing , perform the procedures listed camcorder is calculating the below : ● Power ( � pg . 11 ) remaining time . When the ● Loading A Cassette ( � pg . 16 ) remaining time reaches 2 minutes , the indication starts blinking . Power Zoom Lever ● The time required to calculate and display the remaining tape length , and the accuracy of the Power Switch calculation , may vary according to the type of tape used . Lock Button POWER / CHARGE Lamp Recording Start / Stop Button PLAYBACK 1 Remove the lens cap . ( � pg . 10 ) 2 Open the LCD monitor fully . 3 Set the Power Switch to “ A ” or “ M ” while & pressing down the Lock Button located on the RECORDING switch . ● The POWER / CHARGE lamp lights and the camcorder enters the Record - Standby mode . “ PAUSE ” is displayed . ● To record in LP ( Long Play ) mode , � pg . 23 . VIDEO 4 To start recording , press the Recording Start / Stop Button . “ T REC ” appears on the display while recording is in progress . 5 To stop recording , press the Recording Start / Stop Button again . The camcorder re - enters the Record - Standby mode . Approximate recording time Recording mode Tape SP LP 30 min . 30 min . 45 min . 60 min . 60 min . 90 min . 80 min . 80 min . 120 min . NOTES : ● If the Record - Standby mode continues for 5 minutes , the camcorder’s power shuts off automatically . To turn the camcorder on again , push back and pull out the viewfinder again or close and re - open the LCD monitor . ● When a blank portion is left between recorded scenes on the tape , the time code is interrupted and errors may occur when editing the tape . To avoid this , refer to “ Recording From The Middle Of A Tape ” ( � pg . 19 ) . ● To turn the beep sounds off , � pg . 22 , 25 .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 18 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM VIDEO RECORDING 18 EN LCD Monitor And Viewfinder Zooming While using the LCD monitor : Produces the zoom in / out effect , or an Make sure the viewfinder is pushed back in . Pull instantaneous change in image magnification . on the end of the LCD monitor and open the Zoom In LCD monitor fully . It can rotate 270 ° ( 90 ° Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “ T ” . downward , 180 ° upward ) . Zoom Out While using the viewfinder : Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “ W ” . Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and ● The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever , the locked . Pull out the viewfinder fully . quicker the zoom action . 180 ˚ Zoom in ( T : Telephoto ) 1 xW T 10 xW T 20xW T 40xW T 90 ˚ NOTES : Zoom out ( W : Wide angle ) ● The image will not appear simultaneously on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder . When the 10 x W T viewfinder is pulled out while the LCD monitor is Digital zoom zone opened , you can select which one to use . Set 22X ( optical ) zoom zone “ PRIORITY ” to the desired mode in SYSTEM Menu . ( � pg . 22 , 25 ) Approximate zoom ratio ● Colored bright spots may appear all over the LCD monitor or the viewfinder . However , this is not a NOTES : malfunction . ( � pg . 39 ) ● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming . In this case , set the zoom while in Record - Standby , lock the focus by using the manual focus ( � pg . 29 ) , then zoom in or out in Record mode . ● Zooming is possible to a maximum of 800X , or it can be switched to 22X magnification using the optical zoom . ( � pg . 23 ) ● Zoom magnification of over 22X is done through Digital image processing , and is therefore called Digital Zoom . ● During Digital zoom , the quality of image may suffer . ( 2 " ) to ● Macro shooting ( as close as approx . 5 cm the subject ) is possible when the Power Zoom Lever is set all the way to “ W ” . Also see “ TELE MACRO ” in MANUAL Menu on page 24 . ● When shooting a subject close to the lens , zoom out first . If zoomed - in in the auto focus mode , the camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the distance between the camcorder and the subject . This will not occur when “ TELE MACRO ” is set to “ ON ” . ( � pg . 24 )
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 19 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM VIDEO RECORDING EN 19 Journalistic Shooting NOTES : ● The time code cannot be reset . In some situations , ● During fast - forwarding and rewinding , the time different shooting code indication does not move smoothly . angles may provide ● The time code is displayed only when “ TIME more dramatic results . CODE ” is set to “ ON ” . ( � pg . 26 ) Hold the camcorder in the desired position Quick Review and tilt the LCD Enables to check the end of the last recording . monitor in the most 1 ) Press during the Recording - Standby convenient direction . It mode . can rotate 270 ° ( 90 ° 2 ) Tape is rewound for about several seconds downward , 180 ° and played back automatically , then pauses in upward ) . the Recording - Standby mode for the next shot . Time Code ● Distortion may occur at start of playback . This is normal . During recording , a time code is recorded on the tape . This code is to confirm the location of the Recording From The Middle Of A Tape PLAYBACK recorded scene on the tape during playback . 1 ) Play back a tape or use Blank Search Display ( � pg . 20 ) to find the spot at which you want to start recording , then engage the Still Playback Minutes & mode . ( � pg . 20 ) RECORDING Seconds 2 ) Set the Power Switch to “ A ” or “ M ” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the Frames * mes switch , then start recording . ( 30 fra = 1 second ) 12 : 34 : 24 * Frames are not displayed during recording . VIDEO If recording starts from a blank portion , the time code begins counting from “ 00 : 00 : 00 ” ( minute:second:frame ) . If recording starts from the end of a previously recorded scene , the time code continues from the last time code number . If during recording a blank portion is left partway through the tape , the time code is interrupted . When recording is resumed , the time code starts counting up again from “ 00 : 00 : 00 ” . This means the camcorder may record the same time codes as those existing in a previously recorded scene . To prevent this , perform Recording From The Middle Of A Tape ( � pg . 19 ) in the following cases ; ● When shooting again after playing back a recorded tape . ● When power shuts off during shooting . ● When a tape is removed and re - inserted during shooting . ● When shooting using a partially recorded tape . ● When shooting on a blank portion located partway through the tape . ● When shooting again after shooting a scene then opening / closing the cassette holder cover .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US_05Video.fm Page 20 Wednesday , June 8 , 2005 4 : 17 PM VIDEO PLAYBACK 20 EN ● During playback , press and hold 5 or 3 . The Normal Playback search continues as long as you hold the button . Once you release the button , normal playback 5 VOL . + / – resumes . 3 ● A slight mosaic effect appears on the display Lock Button 4 / 9 during Shuttle Search . This is not a malfunction . 8 ATTENTION : M A Speaker During Shuttle Search , parts of the picture may not be clearly visible , particularly on Power Switch the left side of the screen . MENU 1 Load a cassette . ( � pg . 16 ) Blank Search 2 Set the Power Switch to “ PLAY ” while Helps you find where you should start recording pressing down the Lock Button located on the in the middle of a tape to avoid time code switch . interruption . ( � pg . 19 ) 3 To start playback , press 4 / 9 . 1 Load a cassette . ( � pg . 16 ) 4 To stop playback , press 8 . ● During Stop mode , press 3 to rewind , or 5 2 Set the Power Switch to “ PLAY ” while to fast - forward the tape . pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch . To control the speaker volume Slide the Power Zoom Lever ( VOL . + / – ) towards 3 Press MENU . The Menu Screen appears . “ + ” to turn up the volume , or towards “ – ” to turn 4 Press MENU to select “ t ” . The VIDEO down the volume . Menu appears . NOTES : 5 Press + or – to select “ BLANK SRCH ” , and ● The playback picture can be viewed in the LCD press MENU . The Sub Menu appears . monitor , viewfinder or on a connected TV . 6 Press + or – to select “ EXECUTE ” , and press ( � pg . 21 ) MENU . ● If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power ● The “ BLANK SEARCH ” indication appears and is supplied from a battery , the camcorder shuts off the camcorder automatically starts reverse or automatically . To turn on again , set the Power forward search , then stops at the spot which is Switch to “ OFF ” , then to “ PLAY ” . about 10 seconds of tape before the beginning of ● When a cable is connected to the AV connector , the detected blank portion . the sound is not heard from the speaker . ● To cancel Blank Search , press 8 . Still Playback NOTES : ● Before starting Blank Search , if the current Pauses during video playback . position is at a blank portion , the camcorder 1 ) Press 4 / 9 during playback . searches in the reverse direction . If the current 2 ) To resume normal playback , press 4 / 9 position is at a recorded portion , the camcorder again . searches in the forward direction . ● If still playback continues for more than about ● If the beginning or end of the tape is reached 3 minutes , the camcorder’s Stop mode is during Blank Search , the camcorder stops automatically engaged . automatically . ● A blank portion which is shorter than 5 seconds of Shuttle Search tape may not be detected . Allows high - speed search in either direction ● The detected blank portion may be located during video playback . between recorded scenes . Before you start recording , make sure there is no recorded scene 1 ) During playback , press 5 for forward after the blank portion . search , or 3 for reverse search . 2 ) To resume normal playback , press 4 / 9 .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 21 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM VIDEO PLAYBACK EN 21 1 Make sure all units are turned off . Connections To A TV Or VCR 2 Connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR as shown in the illustration . If using a VCR , go to step 3 . If not , go to step 4 . 3 Connect the VCR output to the TV input , To AV referring to your VCR’s instruction manual . connector 4 Turn on the camcorder , the VCR and the TV . Open the cover . Audio / Video 5 Set the VCR to its AUX input mode , and set cabled ) ( provide the TV to its VIDEO mode . 6 Start playback on the camcorder . ( � pg . 20 ) To choose whether or not the following 1 2 3 displays appear on the connected TV ● Date / Time TV Set “ DATE / TIME ” to “ AUTO ” , “ ON ” or “ OFF ” . ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) PLAYBACK ● Time Code Set “ TIME CODE ” to “ ON ” or “ OFF ” . VCR ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) ● Indications other than date / time and time code Set “ ON SCREEN ” to “ OFF ” , “ LCD ” or “ LCD / TV ” . & A Yellow to VIDEO IN ( Connect when your TV / RECORDING ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) VCR has only A / V input connectors . ) B Red to AUDIO R IN * NOTES : ● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as C White to AUDIO L IN * the power supply instead of the battery pack . * Not required for watching still images only . ( � pg . 13 ) VIDEO ● To monitor the picture and sound from the camcorder without inserting a tape , set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “ A ” or “ M ” , then set your TV to the appropriate input mode . ● Make sure you adjust the TV sound volume to its minimum level to avoid a sudden burst of sound when the camcorder is turned on .
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ADVANCED FEATURES MasterPage : Heading0_Left GR - D244US.book Page 22 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT 22 EN Menus without Sub Menus Changing The Menu Settings v WIPE / FADER Selected menu icon This camcorder is equipped with an easy - to - use , blinks . ( � pg . 33 ) on - screen menu system that simplifies many of r PROGRAM AE Selecteder the more detailed camcorder settings . paramet ( � pg . 34 ) ( � pg . 23 – 27 ) p EXPOSURE PROGRAM AE – Lock Button ( � pg . 30 ) SPORTS SNOW u W . BALANCE + SPOTLIGHT TWILIGHT ( � pg . 32 ) SEPIA MONOTONE M A CLASSIC FILM 1 ) Press + or – to select STROBE the desired parameter . Power Switch ● Example : r PROGRAM AE Menu 2 ) Press MENU . Selection is complete . The Menu Screen returns . ● Repeat the procedure if you wish to set other function menus . MENU 3 ) Press MENU . The Menu Screen closes . 1 For Video Recording Menus : Menus with Sub Menus Set the Power Switch to “ M ” while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch . m CAMERA ( � pg . 23 ) Selected menu icon q MANUAL blinks . For Video Playback Menus : ( � pg . 24 ) Set the Power Switch to “ PLAY ” while pressing Selected function s SYSTEM ( � pg . 25 ) down the Lock Button located on the switch . n CAMERA DISPLAY CAMERA 2 Open the LCD monitor fully . ( � pg . 18 ) C DE – RE MO ( � pg . 26 ) SOUND MODE – 12B I T ZO M – 22 O x t VIDEO ( � pg . 26 ) 3 Press MENU . The Menu Screen appears . SNAP SHOT – FUL L GA N UP – AGC I n VIDEO DISPLAY 4 Press + or – to select the desired function , ( � pg . 27 ) and press MENU . The selected function menu 1 ) Press + or – to select appears . RETURN the desired function , Screen for Video Screen for Video and press MENU . The Sub Menu Recording Menu Playback Menu Sub Menu appears . WIPE ADER / F V IDEO CAMERA OFF U OD – STEREO SO ND M E ● Example : m CAMERA C DE RE MO – – W FA R TE DE HI NARRAT I ON – OFF FA R – BLACK DE REC MODE – Menu FA R – B DE . W LA B NK SRCH WI – CO PE RNER 2 ) Press + or – to select I – W E NDOW I W P WI P S IDE E – L the desired parameter . WI PE – D OR O ROLL WI – S PE C 3 ) Press MENU . WI – SH TER PE UT RETURN Selection is complete . 5 Setting procedure hereafter depends on the ● Repeat the procedure if CAMERA C DE – RE MO selected function . you wish to set other SOUND MODE – 12B I T ZO M – 22 O x function menus . SNAP SHOT – FUL L GA N UP – AGC I 4 ) Press MENU . The Menu Screen returns . ● Repeat the procedure if RETURN you wish to set other function menus . 5 ) Press MENU . The Menu Screen closes .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 23 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT EN 23 SNAP SHOT Recording Menus [ FULL ] : Snapshot mode with no frame NEGA : Nega mode CAMERA PIN - UP : Pin - Up mode The “ m CAMERA ” settings are effective when FRAME : Snapshot mode with frame the Power Switch is set to both “ A ” and “ M ” . However , the menu settings can be changed only when the Power Switch is set to “ M ” . [ ] = Factory - preset [ FULL ] NEGA PIN - UP FRAME REC MODE For details on the procedure , refer to “ Snapshot ( For Video Recording ) ” ( � pg . 29 ) . [ SP ] : To record in the SP ( Standard Play ) mode LP : Long Play — more economical , providing 1.5 GAIN UP times the recording time . OFF : Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no NOTES : picture brightness adjustment . ● If the recording mode is switched , the playback [ AGC ] : The overall appearance may be grainy , picture will be blurred at the switching point . but the image is bright . ● It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP AUTO : The shutter speed is automatically mode on this camcorder be played back on this adjusted . Shooting a subject in low or poor camcorder . lighting at slow shutter speed provides a brighter ● During playback of a tape recorded on another image than in the AGC mode , but the subject’s camcorder , blocks of noise may appear or there movements are not smooth or natural . The may be momentary pauses in the sound . FEATURES overall appearance may be grainy . While the SOUND MODE shutter speed is being automatically adjusted , “ ” is displayed . [ 12BIT ] : Enables video recording of stereo sound on four separate channels , and is ADVANCED recommended for use when performing Audio Dubbing . ( Equivalent to the 32 kHz mode of previous models ) 16BIT : Enables video recording of stereo sound on two separate channels . ( Equivalent to the 48 kHz mode of previous models ) ZOOM 22X : When set to “ 22X ” while using digital zoom , the zoom magnification will reset to 22X since digital zoom will be disengaged . [ 88X ] : Allows you to use the Digital Zoom . By digitally processing and magnifying images , zooming is possible from 22X ( the optical zoom limit ) , to a maximum of 88X digital magnification . 800X : Allows you to use the Digital Zoom . By digitally processing and magnifying images , zooming is possible from 22X ( the optical zoom limit ) , to a maximum of 800X digital magnification .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 24 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT 24 EN MANUAL WIDE MODE [ OFF ] : Records with no change in the screen The “ q MANUAL ” settings are effective only ratio . For playback on a TV with a normal screen when the Power Switch is set to “ M ” . ratio . [ ] = Factory - preset CINEMA : Inserts black bands at the top and DIS bottom of the screen . The indicator appears . During playback on wide - screen TVs , the black OFF : Disables the function . bands at the top and bottom of the screen are [ ON ] : To compensate for unstable images cut and the screen ratio becomes 16 : 9 . When caused by camera - shake , particularly at high using this mode , refer to your wide - screen TV’s magnification . instruction manual . During playback / recording NOTES : on 4 : 3 TVs / LCD monitor / viewfinder , black bands ● Accurate stabilization may not be possible if hand are inserted at the top and bottom of the screen shake is excessive , or depending on the shooting and the image appears like a letter boxed 16 : 9 condition . movie . ● The “ ” indicator blinks or goes out if the SQUEEZE : For playback on TVs with an Stabilizer cannot be used . aspect ratio of 16 : 9 . Naturally expands the ● Switch off this mode when recording with the image to fit the screen without distortion . The camcorder on a tripod . indicator appears . When using this mode , refer to your wide - screen TV’s instruction 5S manual . During playback / recording on 4 : 3 TVs / [ OFF ] : Disables 5 - Second Recording . LCD monitor / viewfinder , the image is elongated 5S : Enables 5 - Second Recording . ( � pg . 28 ) vertically . Anim . : Allows you to record a few frames only . By using an inanimate object and changing its WIND CUT position between shots , you can record the [ OFF ] : Disengages the function . subject as though it is moving . ON : Helps cut down on noise created by wind . The “ ” indicator appears . The quality of TELE MACRO the sound will change . This is normal . [ OFF ] : Disables the function . ON : When the distance to the subject is less than 1 m ( 3.3 ft ) , set “ TELE MACRO ” to “ ON ” . You can shoot a subject as large as possible at a distance of approx . 40 cm ( 1.4 ft ) . NOTE : Depending on the zoom position , the lens may go out of focus .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 25 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT EN 25 SYSTEM PRIORITY [ LCD ] : The image is displayed on the LCD The “ s SYSTEM ” functions which are set when monitor when the viewfinder is pulled out while the Power Switch is set to “ M ” are also applied the LCD monitor is opened . when the Power Switch is set to “ PLAY ” . FINDER : The image is displayed in the [ ] = Factory - preset viewfinder when the viewfinder is pulled out BEEP while the LCD monitor is opened . OFF : Even though not heard while shooting , CAM RESET shutter sound is recorded on the tape . EXECUTE : Resets all settings to the factory - BEEP : The beep sounds when the power is preset . turned on or off , and at the beginning and end of [ RETURN ] : Does not reset all settings to the recording . It also activates the shutter sound factory - preset . effect . ( � pg . 29 ) [ MELODY ] : Instead of a beep , a melody sounds when any operation is performed . It also activates the shutter sound effect . ( � pg . 29 ) REMOTE OFF : Disables the remote control operations . [ ON ] : Enables the remote control operations . It is recommended that this function be set to “ OFF ” to prevent improper operation . FEATURES DEMO MODE OFF : Automatic demonstration will not take place . [ ON ] : Demonstrates certain functions such as ADVANCED Program AE with special effects , etc . , and can be used to confirm how these functions operate . Demonstration starts in the following cases : ● When the Menu Screen is closed after “ DEMO MODE ” is turned “ ON ” . ● With “ DEMO MODE ” set to “ ON ” , if there is no operation for about 3 minutes after the Power Switch is set to “ A ” or “ M ” . ● Performing any operation during the demonstration stops the demonstration temporarily . If no operation is performed for more than 3 minutes after that , the demonstration will resume . NOTES : ● If a cassette is in the camcorder , the demonstration cannot be turned on . ● “ DEMO MODE ” remains “ ON ” even if the camcorder power is turned off . ● If “ DEMO MODE ” remains “ ON ” , some functions will not be available . After viewing demo , set to “ OFF ” .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 26 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT 26 EN CAMERA DISPLAY Playback Menus ● The “ n ” ( CAMERA DISPLAY ) settings are effective even when the Power Switch is set to VIDEO “ A ” . However , the menu settings can be changed only when the Power Switch is set to “ M ” . [ ] = Factory - preset ● The “ n ” ( CAMERA DISPLAY ) settings except SOUND MODE and NARRATION “ BRIGHT ” and “ LANGUAGE ” are effective only for During tape playback , the camcorder detects the shooting . sound mode in which the recording was made , [ ] = Factory - preset and plays the sound back . Select the type of sound to accompany your playback picture . BRIGHT According to the menu access explanation on � pg . 15 , “ Brightness Adjustment Of The page 22 , select “ SOUND MODE ” or Display ” “ NARRATION ” from the Menu Screen and set it to the desired parameter . ON SCREEN LCD : Keeps the camcorder’s display ( except the SOUND MODE date , time and time code ) from appearing on the [ STEREO ] : Sound is output on both “ L ” and connected TV screen . “ R ” channels in stereo . [ LCD / TV ] : Makes the camcorder’s display SOUND L : Sound from the “ L ” channel is appear on screen when the camcorder is output . connected to a TV . SOUND R : Sound from the “ R ” channel is output . DATE / TIME OFF : The date / time does not appear . NARRATION [ AUTO ] : Displays the date / time for approx . 5 [ OFF ] : Original sound is output on both “ L ” and seconds when the Power Switch is set from “ R ” channels in stereo . “ OFF ” to “ A ” or “ M ” . ON : Dubbed sound is output on both “ L ” and “ R ” ON : The date / time is always displayed . channels in stereo . MIX : Original and dubbed sounds are combined TIME CODE and output in stereo on both “ L ” and “ R ” [ OFF ] : Time code is not displayed . channels . ON : Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV . Frame numbers are REC MODE [ SP ] / LP not displayed during recording . ( � pg . 19 ) Allows you to set the video recording mode ( SP or LP ) depending on your preference . It is LANGUAGE recommended you use “ REC MODE ” in VIDEO [ ENGLISH ] / ESPAÑOL Menu when using this camcorder as a recorder The language setting can be changed . during dubbing . ( � pg . 35 , 36 ) ( � pg . 14 ) BLANK SRCH CLOCK ADJ . � pg . 20 , “ Blank Search ” � pg . 14 , “ Date / Time Settings ” SYSTEM Each setting is linked with “ s SYSTEM ” , which appears when the Power Switch is set to “ M ” . ( � pg . 22 ) ● The parameters are the same as in the description on page 25 .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 27 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT EN 27 VIDEO DISPLAY The “ n ” ( VIDEO DISPLAY ) settings are effective only for video playback except “ BRIGHT ” and “ LANGUAGE ” . ● The parameters ( except “ OFF ” in ON SCREEN settings ) are the same as in the description ( CAMERA DISPLAY ) on page 26 . [ ] = Factory - preset BRIGHT � pg . 15 , “ Brightness Adjustment Of The Display ” ON SCREEN OFF / [ LCD ] / LCD / TV When set to “ OFF ” , the camcorder’s display disappears . DATE / TIME [ OFF ] / AUTO / ON When set to “ AUTO ” , the date / time are displayed in the following cases : ● When playback starts . The camcorder displays the date / time when scenes are recorded . ● When the date is changed during playback . FEATURES TIME CODE [ OFF ] / ON � pg . 19 , “ Time Code ” LANGUAGE ADVANCED [ ENGLISH ] / ESPAÑOL The language setting can be changed . ( � pg . 14 )
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MasterPage : Heading0_Left GR - D244US.book Page 28 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING 28 EN 5 - Second Recording Night - Alive Record a vacation or an important event in 5 - Makes dark subjects or areas even brighter than second clips to keep the action moving . This they would be under good natural lighting . function is available only for video recording . Although the recorded image is not grainy , it may look as if it is strobing due to the slow shutter 1 Set “ 5S ” to “ 5S ” . ( � pg . 24 ) speed . ● The “ 5S ” indicator appears . 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . 2 Press the Recording Start / Stop Button to start recording , and after 5 seconds the 2 Press NIGHT so that the Night - Alive indicator camcorder enters Record - Standby mode “ ” appears . automatically . ● The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to ● Even if you press the Recording Start / Stop Button provide up to 30 times sensitivity . again within 5 seconds after recording starts , ● “ ” appears beside “ ” while the shutter speed Record - Standby mode is not engaged . is being automatically adjusted . 3 To exit the 5S mode , select “ OFF ” in step 1 . To deactivate Night - Alive Press NIGHT again so that the Night - Alive To take a snapshot in the 5 - second recording indicator disappears . mode Instead of pressing the Recording Start / Stop NOTES : Button in step 2 , select the desired Snapshot ● During Night - Alive , the following functions or mode in CAMERA Menu ( � pg . 23 ) , then press settings cannot be activated and its indicator SNAPSHOT . The camcorder records a 5 - blinks or goes out : • Some modes of “ Program AE With Special second still . When “ 5S ” is set to “ Anim . ” , this Effects ” ( � pg . 34 ) . function is not available . • “ GAIN UP ” in CAMERA Menu ( � pg . 23 ) . NOTE : • “ DIS ” in MANUAL Menu ( � pg . 24 ) . When “ 5S ” is set to “ Anim . ” , the 5 - Second ● During Night - Alive , it may be difficult to bring the Recording mode is not available . Animation camcorder into focus . To prevent this , use of a recording of a few frames only is taken instead . tripod is recommended .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 29 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING EN 29 Snapshot ( For Video Recording ) Manual Focus This feature lets you record still images that look The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers like photographs onto a tape . continuous shooting ability from close - up ( as close as approx . 5 cm ( 2 " ) to the subject ) to 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . infinity . However , correct focus may not be obtained 2 Set “ SNAP SHOT ” to the desired mode . depending on the shooting condition . In this ( � pg . 22 , 23 ) case , use the manual focus mode . 3 Press SNAPSHOT . ● There is the sound effect of a shutter closing . 1 Set the Power Switch to ● The “ O ” indication appears and a still image “ M ” . will be recorded for approx . 6 seconds , then the 2 Press FOCUS . The camcorder re - enters the Record - Standby mode . manual focus indicator ● You can perform Snapshot also during recording . appears . A still image will be recorded for approx . 6 seconds , then the normal recording resumes . 3 Press + or – to focus on ● Regardless of the Power Switch position ( “ A ” or a subject . Manual focus “ M ” ) , Snapshot recording takes place using the ● When the focus level indicator selected Snapshot mode . cannot be adjusted any further or closer , “ ” or “ ” will blink . Motor Drive Mode 4 Press MENU . Focus adjustment is complete . Keeping SNAPSHOT pressed in step 3 provides To reset to Auto Focus an effect similar to serial photography . ( Interval FEATURES Press FOCUS twice or set the Power Switch to between still images : approx . 1 second ) “ A ” . Manual focus is recommended in situations listed below . ADVANCED ● When two subjects overlap in the same scene . ● When illumination is low . * ● When the subject has no contrast ( difference in brightness and darkness ) , such as a flat , one - color wall , or a clear , blue sky . * ● When a dark object is barely visible in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder . * ● When the scene contains minute patterns or identical patterns that are regularly repeated . ● When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light reflecting off the surface of a body of water . ● When shooting a scene with a high - contrast background . * The following low - contrast warnings appear blinking : , , and .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 30 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING 30 EN Exposure Control Iris Lock Manual exposure control is recommended in the Like the pupil of the human eye , the iris following situations : contracts in well - lit environments to keep too ● When shooting using reverse lighting or when the much light from entering , and dilates in dim background is too bright . environments to allow in more light . ● When shooting on a reflective natural background Use this function in the following situations : such as at the beach or when skiing . ● When shooting a moving subject . ● When the background is overly dark or the subject ● When the distance to the subject changes ( so its is bright . size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder changes ) , such as when the subject is backing 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . away . ● When shooting on a reflective natural background 2 Set “ p ” to “ MANUAL ” . ( � pg . 22 ) such as at the beach or when skiing . ● The exposure control indicator appears . ● When shooting objects under a spotlight . 3 To brighten the image , press + . To darken the ● When zooming . image , press – . ( maximum ± 6 ) ● + 3 exposure has the same effect as the backlight 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . compensation . ( � pg . 31 ) 2 Set “ p ” to “ MANUAL ” . ( � pg . 22 ) ● – 3 exposure has the same effect as when “ r ” is ● The exposure control indicator appears . set to “ SPOTLIGHT ” . ( � pg . 34 ) 3 Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD 4 Press MENU . Exposure adjustment is monitor or the viewfinder , then press and hold complete . MENU for over 2 seconds . The exposure control To return to automatic exposure control indicator and the “ ” indication appear . Select “ AUTO ” in step 2 . Or , set the Power 4 Press MENU . The “ ” indication changes to Switch to “ A ” . “ ” and the iris is locked . NOTES : To return to automatic iris control ● You cannot use the manual exposure control at Select “ AUTO ” in step 2 . Or , set the Power the same time when “ r ” is set to “ SPOTLIGHT ” Switch to “ A ” . or “ SNOW ” ( � pg . 34 ) , or with the backlight ● The exposure control indicator and “ ” compensation . disappear . ● If the adjustment does not cause any visible change in brightness , set “ GAIN UP ” to “ AUTO ” . To lock the exposure control and the iris ( � pg . 22 , 23 ) After step 2 , adjust the exposure by pressing + or – . Then lock the iris in steps 3 and 4 . For automatic locking , select “ AUTO ” in step 2 . The exposure control and the iris become automatic .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 31 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING EN 31 Backlight Compensation Spot Exposure Control Backlight compensation brightens the subject Selection of a spot metering area enables more quickly . precise exposure compensation . You can select With simple operation , backlight compensation one of the three metering areas on the LCD feature brightens the dark subject portion by monitor / viewfinder . increasing the exposure . 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . 2 Press BACK LIGHT twice so that the Spot 2 Press BACK LIGHT so that the Backlight Exposure Control indicator “ ” appears . Compensation indicator “ ” appears . ● A spot metering area frame appears at the centre of the LCD monitor / viewfinder . To cancel Backlight Compensation 3 Press + or – to select the desired spot Press BACK LIGHT twice so that the “ ” metering area frame . indicator disappears . 4 Press MENU . NOTE : ● Spot Exposure Control is engaged . Using Backlight Compensation may cause the light ● Exposure is adjusted to make the brightness of around the subject to become too bright and the the selected area most appropriate . subject to become white . To lock the iris After step 3 , press and hold MENU over 2 seconds . The “ ” indication appears and the iris is locked . FEATURES To cancel Spot Exposure Control Press BACK LIGHT once so that the “ ” indicator disappears . ADVANCED NOTES : ● You cannot use the Spot Exposure Control at the same time with following functions . • “ SQUEEZE ” in “ WIDE MODE ” ( � pg . 24 ) • “ STROBE ” in “ PROGRAM AE ” ( � pg . 34 ) • Digital Zoom ( � pg . 18 ) • Manual Exposure Control ● Depending on the shooting location and condition , optimum result may not be attained .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 32 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING 32 EN White Balance Adjustment Manual White Balance Adjustment Adjust the white balance The white balance refers to the correctness of manually when shooting color reproduction under various lighting . If the under various types of white balance is correct , all other colors will be lighting . accurately reproduced . The white balance is usually adjusted 1 Set the Power Switch automatically . However , more advanced to “ M ” . White paper camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional color / 2 Hold a sheet of plain tint reproduction . white paper in front of the subject . Adjust zoom or position yourself so that the white paper fills To change the setting the screen . Set “ u ” to the desired mode . ( � pg . 22 ) 3 Select “ MWB ” in “ u W.BALANCE ” menu ● The selected mode indicator except “ AUTO ” appears . ( � pg . 22 ) , then press and hold MENU until begins blinking . [ AUTO ] : White balance is adjusted ● When the setting is completed , stops blinking . automatically . 4 Press MENU twice . The Menu Screen closes MWB : Adjust the white balance manually and the Manual White Balance indicator is when shooting under various types of lighting . displayed . ( � “ Manual White Balance Adjustment ” ) FINE : Outdoors on a sunny day . NOTES : ● In step 2 , it may be difficult to focus on the white CLOUD : Outdoors on a cloudy day . paper . In such a case , adjust focus manually . HALOGEN : A video light or similar type of ( � pg . 29 ) lighting is used . ● A subject can be shot under various types of [ ] = Factory - preset lighting conditions indoors ( natural , fluorescent , candlelight , etc . ) . Because the color temperature To return to automatic white balance is different depending on the light source , the Set “ u ” to “ AUTO ” . ( � pg . 22 ) subject tint will differ depending on the white Or , set the Power Switch to “ A ” . balance settings . Use this function for a more natural result . ● Once you adjust white balance manually , the setting is retained even if the power is turned off or the battery removed .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 33 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING EN 33 WIPE – SCROLL : The scene wipes in from Wipe Or Fader Effects the bottom to the top of a black screen , or wipes out from top to bottom , leaving a black screen . These effects let you make pro - style scene WIPE – SHUTTER : Wipe in from the centre transitions . Use them to spice up the transition of a black screen toward the top and bottom , or from one scene to the next . wipe out from the top and bottom toward the Wipe or Fader works when video recording is centre leaving a black screen . started or stopped . 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . 2 Set “ v ” to the desired mode . ( � pg . 22 ) ● The WIPE / FADER menu disappears and the effect is reserved . ● The selected effect indicator appears . 3 Press the Recording Start / Stop Button to activate the Fade - in / out or Wipe - in / out . To deactivate the selected effect Select “ OFF ” in step 2 . The effect indicator disappears . NOTES : ● You can extend the length of a Wipe or Fader by pressing and holding the Recording Start / Stop Button . FEATURES ● Some Wipe / Fader Effects cannot be used with certain modes of Program AE with special effects . ( � pg . 34 ) In this case , the selected indicator blinks or goes out . ADVANCED WIPE / FADER OFF : Disables the function . ( Factory - preset ) FADER – WHITE : Fade in or out with a white screen . FADER – BLACK : Fade in or out with a black screen . FADER – B.W : Fade in to a color screen from a black and white screen , or fade out from color to black and white . WIPE – CORNER : Wipe in on a black screen from the upper right to the lower left corner , or wipe out from lower left to upper right , leaving a black screen . WIPE – WINDOW : The scene starts in the centre of a black screen and wipes in toward the corners , or comes in from the corners , gradually wiping out to the centre . WIPE – SLIDE : Wipe in from right to left , or wipe out from left to right . WIPE – DOOR : Wipe in as the two halves of a black screen open to the left and right , revealing the scene , or wipe out and the black screen reappears from left and right to cover the scene .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 34 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM FEATURES FOR RECORDING 34 EN SPORTS Program AE With Special Effects ( Variable Shutter Speed : 1 / 250 – 1 / 4000 ) : This setting allows fast - moving images to be 1 Set the Power Switch to “ M ” . captured one frame at a time , for vivid , stable slow - motion playback . The faster the shutter 2 Set “ r ” to the desired mode . ( � pg . 22 ) speed , the darker the picture becomes . Use the ● The PROGRAM AE menu disappears and the shutter function under good lighting conditions . selected effect is activated . ● The selected effect indicator appears . SNOW : Compensates for subjects that may otherwise appear too dark when shooting in To deactivate the selected effect extremely bright surroundings such as in the Select “ OFF ” in step 2 . The effect indicator snow . disappears . SPOTLIGHT : Compensates for subjects NOTES : that may otherwise appear too bright when ● Program AE with special effects can be changed shooting under extremely strong direct lighting during recording or during Record - Standby . such as spotlights . ● Some modes of Program AE with special effects TWILIGHT : Makes evening scenes look cannot be used during Night - Alive . more natural . White Balance ( � pg . 32 ) is ● When a subject is too bright or reflective , a vertical streak may appear ( smear phenomenon ) . Smear automatically set to “ ” , but can be changed to phenomenon tends to occur when “ SPORTS ” or your desired setting . When Twilight is chosen , any mode of “ SHUTTER 1 / 250 – 1 / 4000 ” is the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus selected . from approx . 10 m ( 32 ft ) to infinity . From less ● Some modes of Program AE with special effects than 10 m , adjust the focus manually . cannot be used with certain Wipe / Fader effects . SEPIA : Recorded scenes have a brownish ( � pg . 33 ) In this case , the selected indicator tint like old photos . Combine this with the blinks or goes out . Cinema mode ( � pg . 24 , “ WIDE MODE ” ) for a classic look . PROGRAM AE MONOTONE : Like classic black and white OFF : Disables the function . ( Factory - preset ) films , your footage is shot in B / W . Used together SHUTTER 1 / 60 : The shutter speed is fixed with the Cinema mode ( � pg . 24 , “ WIDE at 1 / 60th of a second . Black bands that usually MODE ” ) , it enhances the “ classic film ” effect . appear when shooting a TV screen become CLASSIC FILM : Gives recorded scenes a narrower . strobe effect . SHUTTER 1 / 100 : The shutter speed is STROBE : Your recording looks like a series fixed at 1 / 100th of a second . The flickering that of consecutive snapshots . occurs when shooting under a fluorescent light MIRROR : Creates a mirror image on the or mercury - vapour lamp is reduced . right half of the screen , juxtaposed to the normal SHUTTER 1 / 250 / SHUTTER 1 / 500 / image on the other half . SHUTTER 1 / 1000 / SHUTTER 1 / 2000 / SHUTTER 1 / 4000 : These settings allow fast - moving images to be captured one frame at a time , for vivid , stable slow - motion playback by fixing shutter speed variables . Use these settings when an automatic adjustment does not work well , using SPORTS mode . The faster the shutter speed , the darker the picture becomes . Use the shutter function under good lighting conditions .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 35 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM EDITING EN 35 1 Following the illustrations , connect the Dubbing To A VCR camcorder and the VCR’s input connectors . 2 Start playback on the camcorder . ( � pg . 20 ) 3 At the point you want to start dubbing , start recording on the VCR . ( Refer to the VCR’s instruction manual . ) To AV connector 4 To stop dubbing , stop recording on the VCR , then stop playback on the camcorder . Open the cover . Audio / Video NOTES : cable ● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as ( provided ) the power supply instead of the battery pack . ( � pg . 13 ) ● To choose whether or not the following displays appear on the connected TV • Date / time 1 2 3 Set “ DATE / TIME ” to “ AUTO ” , “ ON ” or “ OFF ” . TV ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) • Time code Set “ TIME CODE ” to “ OFF ” or “ ON ” . ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) VCR • Indications other than date / time and time code Set “ ON SCREEN ” to “ OFF ” , “ LCD ” or “ LCD / TV ” . ( � pg . 22 , 27 ) FEATURES A Yellow to VIDEO IN B Red to AUDIO R IN C White to AUDIO L IN ADVANCED
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 36 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM EDITING 36 EN NOTES : Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit ● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the power supply instead of the battery pack . Equipped With A DV Connector ( � pg . 13 ) ( Digital Dubbing ) ● If a blank portion or disturbed image is played back on the player during dubbing , the dubbing It is also possible to copy recorded scenes from may stop so that an unusual image is not dubbed . the camcorder onto another video unit equipped ● Even though the DV cable is connected correctly , with a DV connector . Since a digital signal is sometimes the image may not appear in step 4 . If sent , there is little if any image or sound this occurs , turn off the power and make connections again . deterioration . ● When using a DV cable , be sure to use the optional JVC VC - VDV204U DV cable . To use this camcorder as a recorder 1 Make sure all units are turned off . 2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit equipped with a DV output connector using a DV cable as shown in the illustration . 3 Set the camcorder’s Power Switch to “ PLAY ” . To DV IN / OUT 4 Set “ REC MODE ” to “ SP ” or “ LP ” . ( � pg . 26 ) 5 Press the Recording Start / Stop Button to engage the Record - Pause mode . ● The “ ” indication appears on the screen . DV IN 6 Start playback on the player . 7 At the point you want to start dubbing , press DV cable ( optional ) Core filter the Recording Start / Stop Button to start dubbing . The indication rotates . 8 Press the Recording Start / Stop Button again to stop dubbing . The indication stops rotating . To DV IN / OUT 9 Press 8 to return to the normal playback mode . NOTE : Digital Dubbing is performed in the sound mode recorded on the original tape , regardless of the Video unit equipped with DV connector current “ SOUND MODE ” setting . ( � pg . 23 ) To use this camcorder as a player 1 Make sure all units are turned off . 2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit equipped with a DV input connector using a DV cable as shown in the illustration . 3 Start playback on the camcorder . ( � pg . 20 ) 4 At the point you want to start dubbing , start recording on the video unit . ( Refer to the video unit’s instruction manual . ) 5 To stop dubbing , stop recording on the video unit , then stop playback on this camcorder .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 37 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM EDITING EN 37 Connection To A Personal Computer It is also possible to transfer still / moving images to a PC with a DV connector by using the software equipped with the PC or commercially available software . ® If you are using a Windows XP , you can use ® Windows Messenger to conduct video conferences over the Internet , using a camcorder . For details , refer to the help for the To DV IN / OUT ® Windows Messenger . NOTES : ● It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as Core filter the power supply instead of the battery pack . ( � pg . 13 ) ● When using a DV cable , be sure to use the DV cable optional JVC VC - VDV206U or VC - VDV204U DV ( optional ) cable depending on the type of DV connector ( 4 or 6 pins ) on the PC . ● The date / time information cannot be captured into Core filter the PC . ● Refer to the instruction manuals of the PC and Software . FEATURES ● The still images can also be transferred to a PC To DV connector with a DV connector - equipped capture board . ● The system may not work properly depending on the PC or capture board you are using . ADVANCED When connecting the camcorder to a PC using a DV cable , make sure to follow the procedure below . Connecting the cable incorrectly may cause malfunctions to the PC with DV connector camcorder and / or the PC . ● Connect the DV cable first to the PC , and then to the camcorder . ● Connect the DV cable ( plugs ) correctly according to the shape of the DV connector .
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REFERENCES MasterPage : Heading0_Left GR - D244US.book Page 38 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM TROUBLESHOOTING 38 EN If , after following the steps in the chart below , the The LCD monitor or viewfinder indications problem still exists , please consult your nearest blink . JVC dealer . ● Certain Wipe / Fader effects , certain modes of Program AE with special effects , “ DIS ” and other The camcorder is a microcomputer - controlled functions that cannot be used together are device . External noise and interference ( from a selected at the same time . TV , a radio , etc . ) might prevent it from HRe - read the sections covering Wipe / Fader functioning properly . In such cases , first effects , Program AE with special effects and disconnect its power supply unit ( battery pack , “ DIS ” . ( � pg . 22 , 24 , 33 , 34 ) AC Adapter , etc . ) and wait a few minutes ; and then re - connect it and proceed as usual from Digital Zoom does not work . the beginning . ● 22X optical zoom is selected . HSet “ ZOOM ” to “ 88X ” or “ 800X ” . ( � pg . 23 ) Power Video Playback No power is supplied . The tape is moving , but there is no picture . ● The power is not connected properly . HConnect the AC Adapter securely . ( � pg . 13 ) ● Your TV has AV input terminals , but is not set to ● The battery pack is not attached firmly . its VIDEO mode . HDetach the battery pack once again and re - attach HSet the TV to the mode or channel appropriate for it firmly . ( � pg . 11 ) video playback . ( � pg . 21 ) ● The battery is dead . ● The cassette holder cover is open . HReplace the dead battery with a fully charged HClose the cassette holder cover . ( � pg . 16 ) one . ( � pg . 11 ) Blocks of noise appear during playback , or Video Recording there is no playback picture and the screen becomes blue . Recording cannot be performed . HClean the video heads with an optional cleaning ● The tape’s erase protection tab is set to “ SAVE ” . cassette . ( � pg . 44 ) HSet the tape’s erase protection tab to “ REC ” . ( � pg . 16 ) Advanced features ● “ TAPE END ” appears . HReplace with new cassette . ( � pg . 16 ) The focus does not adjust automatically . ● The cassette holder cover is open . ● Focus is set to the Manual mode . HClose the cassette holder cover . HSet Focus to the Auto mode . ( � pg . 29 ) When shooting a subject illuminated by ● The lens is dirty or covered with condensation . bright light , vertical lines appear . HClean the lens and check the focus again . ( � pg . 42 ) ● This is not a malfunction . In the 5 - Second mode , recording ends When the screen is under direct sunlight before 5 seconds have elapsed . during shooting , the screen becomes red or ● The 5 - Second mode is set to “ Anim . ” in MANUAL black for an instant . Menu . ● This is not a malfunction . HSet “ 5S ” to “ 5S ” in MANUAL Menu . ( � pg . 22 , 28 ) During recording , the date / time does not appear . Snapshot mode cannot be used . ● “ DATE / TIME ” is set to “ OFF ” . ● The Squeeze mode ( SQUEEZE ) is selected . HSet “ DATE / TIME ” to “ ON ” . ( � pg . 22 , 26 ) HDisengage the Squeeze ( SQUEEZE ) mode . ( � pg . 22 , 24 )
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 39 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM TROUBLESHOOTING EN 39 The color of Snapshot looks strange . “ SET DATE / TIME ! ” appears . ● The light source or the subject does not include ● The date / time is not set . white . Or there are various different light sources HSet the date / time . ( � pg . 14 ) behind the subject . ● The built - in clock battery has run out and the HFind a white subject and compose your shot so previously set date / time has been erased . that it also appears in the frame . ( � pg . 29 ) HConsult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement . The image taken using Snapshot is too When the image is printed from the printer , dark . a black bar appears at the bottom of the screen . ● Shooting was performed under backlit conditions . HPress BACK LIGHT . ( � pg . 31 ) ● This is not a malfunction . HBy recording with “ DIS ” activated ( � pg . 22 , 24 ) The image taken using Snapshot is too this can be avoided . bright . When the camcorder is connected via the ● The subject is too bright . DV connector , the camcorder does not HSet “ r ” to “ SPOTLIGHT ” . ( � pg . 34 ) operate . White Balance cannot be activated . ● The DV cable was plugged / unplugged with power turned on . ● The Sepia ( SEPIA ) or Monotone ( MONOTONE ) HTurn the camcorder’s power off and on again , mode is activated . then operate it . HDisengage the Sepia ( SEPIA ) or Monotone ( MONOTONE ) mode before setting White Images on the LCD monitor appear dark or Balance . ( � pg . 34 ) whitish . The Black & White Fader does not work . ● In places subject to low temperature , images become dark due to the characteristics of the ● The Sepia ( SEPIA ) or Monotone ( MONOTONE ) LCD monitor . This is not a malfunction . mode is activated . HAdjust the brightness and angle of the LCD HDisengage the Sepia ( SEPIA ) and Monotone monitor . ( � pg . 15 , 18 ) ( MONOTONE ) . ( � pg . 34 ) REFERENCES ● When the LCD monitor’s fluorescent light reaches The image looks like the shutter speed is the end of its service life , images on the LCD monitor become dark . too slow . HConsult your nearest JVC dealer . ● When shooting in the dark , the unit becomes highly sensitive to light when “ GAIN UP ” is set to Colored bright spots appear all over the “ AUTO ” . LCD monitor or the viewfinder . HIf you want the lighting to look more natural , set ● The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made “ GAIN UP ” to “ AGC ” or “ OFF ” . ( � pg . 22 , 23 ) with high - precision technology . However , black Other problems spots or bright spots of light ( red , green or blue ) may appear constantly on the LCD monitor or the viewfinder . These spots are not recorded on the The POWER / CHARGE lamp on the tape . This is not due to any defect of the unit . camcorder does not light during charging . ( Effective dots : more than 99.99 % ) ● Charging is difficult in places subject to extremely high / low temperatures . The cassette will not load properly . HTo protect the battery , it is recommended to ● The battery’s charge is low . charge it in places with a temperature of 10 ° C to HInstall a fully charged battery . ( � pg . 11 ) 35 ° C ( 50 ° F to 90 ° F ) . ( � pg . 43 ) ● The battery pack is not attached firmly . HDetach the battery pack once again and re - attach it firmly . ( � pg . 11 )
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 40 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM TROUBLESHOOTING 40 EN Warning Indications Picture does not appear on the LCD monitor . ● The viewfinder is pulled out and “ PRIORITY ” is set to “ FINDER ” . Displays the battery remaining power . HPush the viewfinder back in or set “ PRIORITY ” to Remaining power level “ LCD ” . ( � pg . 18 , 22 , 25 ) ● The LCD monitor’s brightness setting is too dark . High Exhausted HAdjust the brightness of the LCD monitor . As the battery power comes close to nil , the ( � pg . 15 ) battery remaining power indicator blinks . HIf the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees , open When the battery power is exhausted , power the monitor fully . ( � pg . 18 ) turns off automatically . An error indication ( 01 – 04 or 06 ) appears . ● A malfunction of some kind has occurred . In this Appears when no tape is loaded . ( � pg . 16 ) case the camcorder’s functions become unusable . CHECK TAPE’S ERASE PROTECTION TAB H � pg . 41 . Appears when the erase protection tab is set to “ SAVE ” while the Power Switch is set to “ A ” or “ M ” . ( � pg . 13 ) USE CLEANING CASSETTE Appears if dirt is detected on the heads during recording . Use an optional cleaning cassette . ( � pg . 44 ) CONDENSATION , OPERATION PAUSED PLEASE WAIT Appears if condensation occurs . When this indication is displayed , wait more than 1 hour until condensation disappears . TAPE ! Appears if a tape is not loaded when the Recording Start / Stop Button or SNAPSHOT Button is pressed while the Power Switch is set to “ A ” or “ M ” . TAPE END Appears when the tape ends during recording or playback . SET DATE / TIME ! ● Appears when the date / time is not set . ( � pg . 14 ) ● The built - in clock battery has run out and the previously set date / time has been erased . Consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 41 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM TROUBLESHOOTING EN 41 LENS CAP Appears for 5 seconds after power is turned on if the lens cap is attached or when it is dark . HDV Appears when pictures recorded in the HDV format are detected . The pictures in the HDV format cannot be played back with this camcorder . UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY The error indications ( 01 , 02 or 06 ) show what type of malfunction has occurred . When an error indication appears , the camcorder turns off automatically . Remove the power supply ( battery , etc . ) and wait a few minutes for the indication to clear . When it does , you can resume using the camcorder . If the indication remains , consult your nearest JVC dealer . UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE The error indications ( 03 or 04 ) show what type of malfunction has occurred . When an error indication appears , the camcorder turns off automatically . Eject the cassette once and re - insert it , then check if the indication clears . REFERENCES When it does , you can resume using the camcorder . If the indication remains , consult your nearest JVC dealer .
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MasterPage : Heading0_Left GR - D244US.book Page 42 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM USER MAINTENANCE 42 EN Cleaning The Camcorder Before cleaning , turn off the camcorder and remove the battery pack and AC Adapter . To clean the exterior Wipe gently with a soft cloth . Put the cloth in diluted mild soap and wring it well to wipe off heavy dirt . Then wipe again with a dry cloth . To clean the LCD monitor Wipe gently with a soft cloth . Be careful not to damage the monitor . Close the LCD monitor . To clean the lens Blow it with a blower brush , then wipe gently with lens cleaning paper . NOTES : ● Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or alcohol . ● Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been removed or other power units have been disconnected . ● Mould may form if the lens is left dirty . ● When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth refer to the cautions of each product . ● To clean the viewfinder , please consult your nearest JVC dealer .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 43 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM CAUTIONS EN 43 . . . remove from charger or powered unit when not in AC Adapter use , as some machines use current even when WhenusingtheACAdapterinareasotherthan switched off . the USA The Benefits Of Lithium - Ion Batteries The provided AC Adapter features automatic Lithium - ion battery packs are small but have a voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V . large power capacity . However , when one is exposed to cold temperatures ( below 10 ° C / USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER 50 ° F ) , its usage time becomes shorter and it In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to an may cease to function . If this happens , place AC wall outlet other than American National the battery pack in your pocket or other warm , Standard C73 series type use an AC plug adapter , called a “ Siemens Plug ” , as shown . protected place for a short time , then re - ForthisACplugadapter , consultyournearestJVC attach it to the camcorder . dealer . NOTES : Plug adapter ● It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after charging , or after use . Temperature Range Specifications Charging : 10 ° C to 35 ° C ( 50 ° F to 95 ° F ) Operation : 0 ° C to 40 ° C ( 32 ° F to 104 ° F ) Storage : – 20 ° C to 50 ° C ( – 4 ° F to 122 ° F ) Battery Packs ● The lower the temperature , the longer recharging The supplied battery takes . Terminals pack is a lithium - ion ● Charging times are for a fully discharged battery battery . Before using the pack . supplied battery pack or Cassettes an optional battery pack , be sure to read the To properly use and store your cassettes , be following cautions : sure to read the following cautions : ● To avoid hazards ● During use . . . do not burn . REFERENCES . . . make sure the cassette bears the Mini DV mark . . . . do not short - circuit the terminals . When . . . be aware that recording onto prerecorded tapes transporting , make sure the provided battery cap automatically erases the previously recorded is attached to the battery . If the battery cap is video and audio signals . misplaced , carry the battery in a plastic bag . . . . make sure the cassette is positioned properly . . . do not modify or disassemble . when inserting . . . . do not expose the battery to temperatures . . . do not load and unload the cassette repeatedly exceeding 60 ° C ( 140 ° F ) , as this may cause the without allowing the tape to run at all . This battery to overheat , explode or catch fire . slackens the tape and can result in damage . . . . use only specified chargers . . . . do not open the front tape cover . This exposes ● To prevent damage and prolong service the tape to fingerprints and dust . life ● Store cassettes . . . do not subject to unnecessary shock . . . . away from heaters or other heat sources . . . . charge in an environment where temperatures . . . out of direct sunlight . are within the tolerances shown in the chart . . . where they won’t be subject to unnecessary below . This is a chemical reaction type battery — shock or vibration . cooler temperatures impede chemical reaction , . . . where they won’t be exposed to strong magnetic while warmer temperatures can prevent fields ( such as those generated by motors , complete charging . transformers or magnets ) . . . . store in a cool , dry place . Extended exposure to . . . vertically , in their original cases . high temperatures will increase natural discharge and shorten service life . . . . fully charge and then fully discharge the battery every 6 months when storing the battery pack over a long period time .
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MasterPage : Left GR - D244US.book Page 44 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM CAUTIONS 44 EN ● To protect the unit , DO NOT LCD Monitor . . . allow it to become wet . ● To prevent damage to the LCD monitor , DO . . . drop the unit or strike it against hard objects . NOT . . . subject it to shock or excessive vibration during . . . push it strongly or apply any shocks . transportation . . . . place the camcorder with the LCD monitor on the . . . keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects bottom . for long periods . ● To prolong service life . . . expose the lens and viewfinder’s lens to direct . . . avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth . sunlight . . . . carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the ● Be aware of the following phenomena for viewfinder . LCD monitor use . These are not . . . swing it excessively when using the hand strap or malfunctions the grip . . . . While using the camcorder , the surface around . . . swing the soft camera case excessively when the the LCD monitor and / or the back of the LCD camcorder is inside it . monitor may heat up . ● Dirty heads can cause the following . . . If you leave power on for a long time , the surface problems : around the LCD monitor becomes hot . Main Unit ● For safety , DO NOT . . . open the camcorder’s chassis . . . . disassemble or modify the unit . . . . No picture during playback . . . . short - circuit the terminals of the battery pack . . . . Blocks of noise appear during playback . Keep it away from metallic objects when not in . . . During recording or playback , the Head Clog use . Warning indicator “ ” appears . . . . allow inflammables , water or metallic objects to . . . Recording cannot be performed properly . enter the unit . In such cases , use an optional cleaning . . . remove the battery pack or disconnect the power cassette . Insert it and play back . If the cassette supply while the power is on . is used more than once consecutively , damage . . . leave the battery pack attached when the to the video heads may result . After the camcorder is not in use . camcorder plays back for about 20 seconds , it ● Avoid using the unit stops automatically . Also refer to the cleaning . . . in places subject to excessive humidity or dust . cassette’s instructions . . . . in places subject to soot or steam such as near a If , after using the cleaning cassette , the cooking stove . problems still exist , consult your nearest JVC . . . in places subject to excessive shock or vibration . dealer . . . . near a television set . Mechanical moving parts used to move the . . . near appliances generating strong magnetic or video heads and video tape tend to become electric fields ( speakers , broadcasting antennas , dirty and worn out over time . In order to maintain etc . ) . . . . in places subject to extremely high ( over 40 ° C or a clear picture at all times , periodic check - ups 104 ° F ) or extremely low ( under 0 ° C or 32 ° F ) are recommended after using the unit for about temperatures . 1,000 hours . For periodic check - ups please ● DO NOT leave the unit consult your nearest JVC dealer . . . . in places of over 50 ° C ( 122 ° F ) . . . . in places where humidity is extremely low ( below 35 % ) or extremely high ( above 80 % ) . . . . in direct sunlight . . . . in a closed car in summer . . . . near a heater .
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 45 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM CAUTIONS EN 45 About moisture condensation Declaration of Conformity ● You have observed that pouring a cold liquid Model Number : GR - D244U into a glass will cause drops of water to form on Trade Name : JVC the glass ’ outer surface . This same Responsible party : JVC AMERICAS phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a CORP . camcorder when it is moved from a cool place Address : 1700 Valley Road to a warm place , after heating a cold room , Wayne , N . J . 07470 under extremely humid conditions or in a place Telephone Number : 973 – 317 – 5000 directly subjected to the cool air from an air This device complies with Part 15 of FCC conditioner . Rules . Operation is subject to the following ● Moisture on the head drum can cause severe two conditions : ( 1 ) This device may not cause damage to the video tape , and can lead to harmful interference , and ( 2 ) this device must internal damage to the camcorder itself . accept any interference received , including Serious malfunctioning interference that may cause undesired operation . If malfunctioning occurs , stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC Changes or modifications not approved by dealer . JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment . This equipment has been The camcorder is a microcomputer - controlled tested and found to comply with the limits for a device . External noise and interference ( from Class B digital device , pursuant to Part 15 of a TV , a radio , etc . ) might prevent it from the FCC Rules . These limits are designed to functioning properly . In such cases , first provide reasonable protection against harmful disconnect its power supply unit ( battery pack , interference in a residential installation . This AC Adapter , etc . ) and wait a few minutes and equipment generates , uses , and can radiate then re - connect it and proceed as usual from radio frequency energy and , if not installed the beginning . and used in accordance with the instructions , may cause harmful interference to radio communications . However , there is no REFERENCES guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation . If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception , which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on , the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures : Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna . Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver . Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected . Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help . This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES - 003 . Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB - 003 du Canada .
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MasterPage : Heading0_Left GR - D244US_08Spec.fm Page 46 Wednesday , June 8 , 2005 4 : 24 PM SPECIFICATIONS 46 EN Camcorder For Digital Video Camera Format For General DV format ( SD mode ) Signal format Power supply NTSC standard DC 11 V ( Using AC Adapter ) Recording / Playback format DC 7.2 V ( Using battery pack ) Video : Digital component recording Power consumption Audio : PCM digital recording , 32 kHz 4 - channel Approx . 3.2 W ( LCD monitor off , viewfinder on ) ( 12 - BIT ) , 48 kHz 2 - channel ( 16 - BIT ) Approx . 4.2 W ( LCD monitor on , viewfinder off ) Cassette Approx . 6.5 W ( Maximum ; when charging the Mini DV cassette battery pack ) Tape speed Dimensions ( W x H x D ) SP : 18.8 mm / s , LP : 12.5 mm / s 56 mm x 94 mm x 112 mm Maximum recording time ( using 80 min . ( 2 - 1 / 4 " x 3 - 3 / 4 " x 4 - 7 / 16 " ) cassette ) ( with the LCD monitor closed and the viewfinder SP : 80 min . , LP : 120 min . pushed back in ) Weight Approx . 430 g ( 0.95 lbs ) ( without battery , cassette For Connectors and lens cap ) AV Approx . 510 g ( 1.2 lbs ) ( incl . battery , cassette and Video output : 1.0 V ( p - p ) , 75 Ω , analogue lens cap ) Audio output : 300 mV ( rms ) , 1 kΩ , analogue , stereo Operating temperature DV 0 ° C to 40 ° C ( 32 ° F to 104 ° F ) Input / output : 4 - pin , IEEE1394 compliant Operating humidity 35 % to 80 % AC Adapter Storage temperature – 20 ° C to 50 ° C ( – 4 ° F to 122 ° F ) Power requirement Pickup AC 110 V to 240 Vd , 50 Hz / 60 Hz 1 / 6 " CCD Output Lens DC 11 V G , 1 A F 1.8 , f = 2.2 mm to 55 mm , 22 : 1 power zoom lens Filter diameter Specifications shown are for SP mode unless ø27 mm otherwise indicated . E & O.E . Design and LCD monitor specifications subject to change without notice . 2.5 " diagonally measured , LCD panel / TFT active matrix system Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder with 0.16 " black - and - white LCD Speaker Monaural
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MasterPage : Start_Right GR - D244US.book Page 47 Tuesday , May 31 , 2005 2 : 37 PM TERMS EN 47 A T AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tape Speed ( REC MODE ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 , 26 Animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Telephoto Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Time Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 , 26 B Tripod Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Backlight Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 , 13 , 43 W Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Blank Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Warning Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 C Wide Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Changing The Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 – 27 Wipe Or Fader Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Charging The Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Z Connection To A Personal Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Connections To A TV Or VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 , 23 D Data Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5 - Second Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Date / Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Demonstration Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Digital Image Stabilisation ( DIS ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 , 36 E Exposure Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 I Iris Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 L LCD Monitor and Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 , 18 Loading A Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 M Manual Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Motor Drive Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 TERMS N Night - Alive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 P Playback Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Power - Linked Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Program AE With Special Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Q Quick Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 R Recording Capacity Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 S Snapshot Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sound Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 , 26 Speaker Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Spot Exposure Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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