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Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the pages and 9 to ensure safe use of this product.




Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for Digital Video Camera:



For Accessories:



To deactivate the demonstration, set DEMO MODE to OFF. ( pg. 22, 25)


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2 EN Major Features of this Camcorder

Wipe/Fader Effects

You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to make pro-style scene transitions. ( pg. 33)

Fade in

Backlight Compensation
Simply pressing the BACK LIGHT button brightens the image darkened by backlight. ( pg. 31) 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
For example, SPORTS mode allows fastmoving images to be captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable slow-motion. ( pg. 34)

Data Battery

You can check the battery status by simply pressing the DATA button. ( pg. 12)

100% 50 0

FINDER 80min
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IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer. BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover. If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply. If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then follow the instructions given below: DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal coded E or Green. The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue to N (Neutral) or Black Brown to L (Live) or Red If these colours do not correspond with the terminal identifications of your plug, connect as follows: Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black. Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red. If in doubt consult a competent electrician. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTIONS: To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. When you are not using the AC Adapter for a long period of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
CAUTION: To avoid electric shock or damage to the unit, first firmly insert the small end of the power cord into the AC Adapter until it is no longer wobbly, and then plug the larger end of the power cord into an AC outlet. CAUTIONS: This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different 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 100C 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. NOTES: The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main unit. The rating information and safety caution of the AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.

Other Parts

S Monitor Latch ( pg. 18) T LCD Monitor ( pg. 18, 19) U Viewfinder ( pg. 15) V Battery Pack Mount ( pg. 12) W Shoulder Strap Eyelet ( pg. 11) X Speaker ( pg. 20) Y Grip Strap ( pg. 14) Z Lens a Camera Sensor GETTING STARTED
(Be careful not to cover this area, a sensor necessary for shooting is built-in here.) b Stereo Microphone c Stud Hole ( pg. 15) d Tripod Mounting Socket ( pg. 15) e Cassette Holder Cover ( pg. 16)


The connectors are located beneath the covers. N S-Video/Audio/Video Output Connector [S/ AV] ( pg. 21, 35) O DC Input Connector [DC] ( pg. 11) P Digital Video Connector [DV OUT] (i.Link*) ( pg. 36, 37) Q Microphone connector [MIC] ( pg. 26) (An optional microphone can be used during video recording and audio dubbing. To stabilise the microphone, use of an optional shoe adapter is recommended.)
* i.Link refers to the IEEE1394-1995 industry specification and extensions thereof. The logo is used for products compliant with the i.Link standard.


R POWER/CHARGE Lamp ( pg. 11, 17)
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8 EN GETTING STARTED LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications

During Video Recording

25 x W
S Battery Remaining Power Indicator

( pg. 40)

0 q we

1h40m REC

T Date/Time ( pg. 14) U Brightness Control Indicator (LCD monitor/

Viewfinder) ( pg. 15)

V Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator

( pg. 29)

W Time Code ( pg. 26, 27)


50m 1 0. 11. : 00
a Operation Mode ( pg. 13) B : Night-Scope 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.) : Auxiliary Microphone Level L R Indicator (Appears when an optional microphone is connected. pg. 26, AUX MIC ) H Digital Image Stabiliser (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)

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During Video Playback

12 B I T / M I X L
Before Using This Camcorder
Make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark. This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette. Only cassettes marked can be used with this unit. Remember that this camcorder is not compatible with other digital video formats. Remember that this camcorder is intended for private consumer use only. Any commercial use without proper permission is prohibited. (Even if you record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain permission beforehand.) Before recording important video, be sure to make a trial recording. Play back your trial recording to make sure the video and audio have been recorded properly. We recommend cleaning your video heads before use. If you havent used your camcorder for a while, the heads may be dirty. We recommend periodically cleaning the video heads with a cleaning cassette (optional). Be sure to store your cassette tapes and camcorder in the proper environment. Video heads can become dirty more easily if your cassette tapes and camcorder are stored in a dusty area. Cassette tapes should be removed from the camcorder and stored in cassette cases. Store the camcorder in a bag or other container. Use SP (Standard) mode for important video recordings. 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. Your camcorder 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.
50m VO LUME : : 0. 11. 05 10: 0 0
a Sound Mode Indicator ( pg. 26) B Blank Search Indicator ( pg. 20) C Tape Speed ( pg. 23) D 4: Playback 5: Fast-Forward/Shuttle Search 3: Rewind/Shuttle Search
9: Pause 9 U: Forward Frame-By-Frame Playback/ Slow-Motion Y 9: Reverse Frame-By-Frame Playback/ Slow-Motion E Battery Remaining Power Indicator ( pg. 40) F Date/Time ( pg. 26, 27) G VOLUME: Volume Level Indicator ( pg. 20) BRIGHT: Brightness Control Indicator (LCD monitor/Viewfinder) ( pg. 15) H Time Code ( pg. 26, 27)

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Provided Accessories

How To Attach The Lens Cap
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in the illustration.
To confirm the lens cap is on correctly make sure the cap is flush to the camcorder.
Place here during shooting.

a b c d e f g

AC Adapter AP-V17E or AP-V14E Power Cord (only for AP-V14E) Battery Pack BN-VF707U S/AV Cable Cable Adapter Shoulder Strap ( pg. 11 for attachment) Lens Cap (see the right column for attachment)


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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How To Attach The Shoulder Strap

Follow the illustration.

This camcorders 2-way power supply system lets you choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use provided power supply units with other equipment.
1 Thread the strap through the eyelet. 2 Fold it back and thread it through the strap

guide and the buckle.

To adjust the length of the strap, loosen and then tighten the strap in the buckle.
Charging The Battery Pack

Power switch



3 Slide the strap guide fully towards the eyelet.

Buckle Strap guide

POWER/CHARGE lamp Battery pack mount PUSH BATT. Battery pack Arrow mark


To DC connector Open the cover. To AC outlet

AC Adapter (ex. AP-V17E)

1 Set the Power Switch to OFF. 2 With the arrow on the battery pack pointing 3 Slide down the battery pack until it locks in
place b. downward, push the battery pack slightly against the battery pack mount a.
4 Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder. 5 Connect the Power Cord to the AC Adapter.

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Power-Linked Operation

When the Power Switch is set to A or M, you can also turn on/off the camcorder by opening/ closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/pushing in the viewfinder. INFORMATION: The following explanations in this manual supposes the use of LCD monitor in your operation. If you want to use the viewfinder, close the LCD monitor and pull out the viewfinder fully.

Date/Time Settings

The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all times, but its display can be turned on or off during playback. ( pg. 22, 27)
1 Perform steps in Language Settings

on the left column.

2 Press + or to select CLOCK ADJ., and
press MENU. The parameter for Day is highlighted.

3 Press + or to input

the day, and press MENU. Repeat to input the month, year, hour and minute.


Language Settings
The language on the display can be changed. ( pg. 22, 26, 27)

4 Press + or to select

BRETURN, and press MENU twice. The Menu Screen closes.


2 0. 1 2. 17 : 30
1 Set the Power Switch to M while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
2 Open the LCD monitor fully. ( pg. 18) 3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears. CAMERA D I S PLAY 4 Press + or to select BRIGHT
n, and press MENU. The CAMERA DISPLAY Menu appears.

Grip Adjustment

1 Adjust the velcro strip. 2 Pass your right hand
through the loop and grasp the grip.

5 Press + or to select

LANGUAGE, and press MENU.
LCD / T V AU T O OF F ENGLISH ON 2 0. 1 2. 17 : 30

3 Adjust your thumb and

fingers through the grip to easily operate the Recording Start/Stop Button, Power Switch and Power Zoom Lever. Be sure to fasten the velcro strip to your preference.

6 Press + or to select

the desired language, and press MENU.


7 Press + or to select


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Viewfinder Adjustment

1 Set the Power Switch to A or M while
pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.
Brightness Adjustment Of The Display

1 Set the Power Switch

to M or PLAY while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch.
2 Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and
locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully and adjust it manually for best viewability.
3 Turn the Dioptre Adjustment Control until the

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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Basic Recording
Before continuing, perform the procedures listed below: Power ( pg. 11) Loading A Cassette ( pg. 16) Power Zoom Lever Power Switch Lock Button POWER/CHARGE Lamp Recording Start/Stop Button

Tape Remaining Time

Approximate tape remaining time appears on the display. h m means the camcorder is calculating the remaining time. When the remaining time reaches 2 minutes, the indication starts blinking.
The time required to calculate and display the remaining tape length, and the accuracy of the calculation, may vary according to the type of tape used.
1 Remove the lens cap. ( pg. 10) 2 Open the LCD monitor fully. 3 Set the Power Switch to A or M while
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.
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
Tape 30 min. 60 min. 80 min. Recording mode SP 30 min. 60 min. 80 min. LP 45 min. 90 min. 120 min.
If the Record-Standby mode continues for 5 minutes, the camcorders 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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LCD Monitor And Viewfinder
While using the LCD monitor: Make sure the viewfinder is pushed back in. Pull on the end of the LCD monitor and open the LCD monitor fully. It can rotate 270 (90 downward, 180 upward). While using the viewfinder: Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully.


Produces the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous change in image magnification. Zoom In Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards T. Zoom Out Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards W.
The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the quicker the zoom action. Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
1 xW T xW T 20xW T 40xW T
The image will not appear simultaneously on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder. When the viewfinder is pulled out while the LCD monitor is opened, you can select which one to use. Set PRIORITY to the desired mode in SYSTEM Menu. ( pg. 22, 25) Coloured bright spots may appear all over the LCD monitor or the viewfinder. However, this is not a malfunction. ( pg. 39)

Zoom out (W: Wide angle)

10 x W T
Digital zoom zone 25X (optical) zoom zone Approximate zoom ratio
Focusing may become unstable during Zooming. In this case, set the zoom while in RecordStandby, 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 25X magnification using the optical zoom. ( pg. 23) Zoom magnification of over 25X is done through Digital image processing, and is therefore called Digital Zoom. During Digital zoom, the quality of image may suffer. Macro shooting (as close as approx. 5 cm to 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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Journalistic Shooting

In some situations, different shooting angles may provide more dramatic results. Hold the camcorder in the desired position and tilt the LCD monitor in the most convenient direction. It can rotate 270 (90 downward, 180 upward).
The time code cannot be reset. During fast-forwarding and rewinding, the time code indication does not move smoothly. The time code is displayed only when TIME CODE is set to ON. ( pg. 26)

Quick Review

Enables to check the end of the last recording. 1) Press during the Recording-Standby mode. 2) Tape is rewound for about several seconds and played back automatically, then pauses in the Recording-Standby mode for the next shot.

shown in the illustration. If using a VCR, go to step 3. If not, go to step 4.
Connections To A TV Or VCR
3 Connect the VCR output to the TV input,
referring to your VCRs instruction manual.
4 Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV. 5 Set the VCR to its AUX input mode, and set
To AV connector S/AV cable (provided) Open the cover. mark
the TV to its VIDEO mode.
6 Start playback on the camcorder. ( pg. 20)
Date/Time Set DATE/TIME to AUTO, ON or OFF. ( pg. 22, 27) Time Code Set TIME CODE to ON or OFF. ( pg. 22, 27) Indications other than date/time and time code Set ON SCREEN to OFF, LCD or LCD/TV. ( pg. 22, 27)
To choose whether or not the following displays appear on the connected TV
Y/C/CVBS Video Out Select Switch To TV or VCR

Cable Adapter*

A Black to S-VIDEO IN (Connect when your TV/
VCR has S-VIDEO IN and A/V input connectors. In this case, it is not necessary to connect the yellow video cable.) B Yellow to VIDEO IN (Connect when your TV/ VCR has only A/V input connectors.) C Red to AUDIO R IN** D White to AUDIO L IN**
* If your VCR has a SCART connector, use the provided cable adapter. ** Not required for watching still images only.
It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the power supply instead of the battery pack. ( pg. 13) To monitor the picture and sound from the camcorder without inserting a tape, set the camcorders 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.
Set the video out select switch of the cable adapter as required: Y/C: When connecting to a TV or VCR which accepts Y/C signals and uses an S-Video cable. CVBS: When connecting to a TV or VCR which does not accept Y/C signals and uses an audio/ video cable.
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Changing The Menu Settings
This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more detailed camcorder settings. ( pg. 23 27)

Menus without Sub Menus

v WIPE/FADER ( pg. 33) r PROGRAM AE ( pg. 34) p EXPOSURE ( pg. 30) u W. BALANCE ( pg. 32) 1) Press + or to select the desired parameter.
Example: r PROGRAM AE Menu Selected menu icon blinks. Selected parameter

Lock Button

Power Switch
2) Press MENU. Selection is complete. The Menu Screen returns.
MENU Repeat the procedure if you wish to set other function menus.


For details on the procedure, refer to Snapshot (For Video Recording) ( pg. 29). GAIN UP OFF: Allows you to shoot dark scenes with no picture brightness adjustment. [AGC]: The overall appearance may be grainy, but the image is bright. AUTO : The shutter speed is automatically adjusted. Shooting a subject in low or poor lighting at slow shutter speed provides a brighter image than in the AGC mode, but the subjects movements are not smooth or natural. The overall appearance may be grainy. While the shutter speed is being automatically adjusted, is displayed.
SOUND MODE [12BIT]: Enables video recording of stereo sound on four separate channels, and is 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 25X: When set to 25X while using digital zoom, the zoom magnification will reset to 25X since digital zoom will be disengaged. [100X]: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and magnifying images, zooming is possible from 25X (the optical zoom limit), to a maximum of 100X digital magnification. 800X: Allows you to use the Digital Zoom. By digitally processing and magnifying images, zooming is possible from 25X (the optical zoom limit), to a maximum of 800X digital magnification.
If the recording mode is switched, the playback picture will be blurred at the switching point. It is recommended that tapes recorded in the LP mode on this camcorder be played back on this camcorder. During playback of a tape recorded on another camcorder, blocks of noise may appear or there may be momentary pauses in the sound.
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WIDE MODE [OFF]: Records with no change in the screen ratio. For playback on a TV with a normal screen ratio. CINEMA : Inserts black bands at the top and bottom of the screen. The indicator appears. During playback on wide-screen TVs, the black bands at the top and bottom of the screen are cut and the screen ratio becomes 16:9. When using this mode, refer to your wide-screen TVs instruction manual. During playback/recording on 4:3 TVs/LCD monitor/viewfinder, black bands are inserted at the top and bottom of the screen and the image appears like a letter boxed 16:9 movie. SQUEEZE : For playback on TVs with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Naturally expands the image to fit the screen without distortion. The indicator appears. When using this mode, refer to your wide-screen TVs instruction manual. During playback/recording on 4:3 TVs/ LCD monitor/viewfinder, the image is elongated vertically. WIND CUT [OFF]: Disengages the function. ON : Helps cut down on noise created by wind. The indicator appears. The quality of the sound will change. This is normal.

Allows you to set the video recording mode (SP or LP) depending on your preference. It is recommended you use REC MODE in VIDEO Menu when using this camcorder as a recorder during dubbing. ( pg. 35, 36) BLANK SRCH pg. 20, Blank Search
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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The n (VIDEO DISPLAY) settings are effective only for video playback except BRIGHT and AUX MIC.
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 camcorders 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.


[OFF] / ON
pg. 19, Time Code LANGUAGE [ENGLISH] / ESPAOL / The language setting can be changed. ( pg. 14) AUX MIC pg. 26, AUX MIC OFF / [ON]
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5-Second Recording
Record a vacation or an important event in 5second clips to keep the action moving. This function is available only for video recording.


Makes dark subjects or areas even brighter than they would be under good natural lighting. Although the recorded image is not grainy, it may look as if it is strobing due to the slow shutter speed.
1 Set 5S to 5S. ( pg. 24)
The 5S indicator appears.
2 Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to
start recording, and after 5 seconds the camcorder enters Record-Standby mode automatically.
Even if you press the Recording Start/Stop Button again within 5 seconds after recording starts, Record-Standby mode is not engaged.

4 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the VCR,
then stop playback on the camcorder.
Y/C/CVBS Video Out Select Switch To VCR VCR

Cable Adapter* TV

A To S-VIDEO IN** B Yellow to VIDEO IN C Red to AUDIO R IN D White to AUDIO L IN
* If your VCR has a SCART connector, use the provided cable adapter. (The provided cable adapter accepts only output signals from this camcorder. To use this camcorder as a recorder, use a commercially available cable adapter.) ** Connect when your TV/VCR has an S-VIDEO IN connector. In this case, it is not necessary to connect the yellow video cable.
It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as 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 Set DATE/TIME to AUTO, ON or OFF. ( pg. 22, 27) Time code Set TIME CODE to OFF or ON. ( pg. 22, 27) Indications other than date/time and time code Set ON SCREEN to OFF, LCD or LCD/ TV. ( pg. 22, 27)
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Dubbing To A Video Unit Equipped With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing)
It is also possible to copy recorded scenes from the camcorder onto another video unit equipped with a DV connector. Since a digital signal is sent, there is little if any image or sound deterioration.
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 units instruction manual.)
5 To stop dubbing, stop recording on the video
unit, then stop playback on this camcorder.


It is recommended to use the AC Adapter as the power supply instead of the battery pack. ( pg. 13) If a blank portion or disturbed image is played back on the player during dubbing, the dubbing may stop so that an unusual image is not dubbed. Even though the DV cable is connected correctly, sometimes the image may not appear in step 4. If this occurs, turn off the power and make connections again. When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV204U DV cable.

Core filter

DV cable (optional)


Video unit equipped with DV connector
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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 Windows Messenger.

The Black & White Fader does not work.
The Sepia (SEPIA) or Monotone (MONOTONE) mode is activated. HDisengage the Sepia (SEPIA) and Monotone (MONOTONE). ( pg. 34)
The image looks like the shutter speed is too slow.
When shooting in the dark, the unit becomes highly sensitive to light when GAIN UP is set to AUTO. HIf you want the lighting to look more natural, set GAIN UP to AGC or OFF. ( pg. 22, 23)
Coloured bright spots appear all over the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
The LCD monitor and the viewfinder are made with high-precision technology. However, black 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 tape. This is not due to any defect of the unit. (Effective dots: more than 99.99 %)

Other problems

The POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder does not light during charging.
Charging is difficult in places subject to extremely high/low temperatures. HTo protect the battery, it is recommended to charge it in places with a temperature of 10C to 35C. ( pg. 43) The battery pack is not attached firmly. HDetach the battery pack once again and re-attach it firmly. ( pg. 11)
The cassette will not load properly.
The batterys charge is low. HInstall a fully charged battery. ( pg. 11)
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Picture does not appear on the LCD monitor.
The viewfinder is pulled out and PRIORITY is set to FINDER. HPush the viewfinder back in or set PRIORITY to LCD. ( pg. 18, 22, 25) The LCD monitors brightness setting is too dark. HAdjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. ( pg. 15) HIf the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully. ( pg. 18)

Warning Indications

Displays the battery remaining power.
Remaining power level High Exhausted
As the battery power comes close to nil, the battery remaining power indicator blinks. When the battery power is exhausted, power turns off automatically.
An error indication (or 06) appears.
A malfunction of some kind has occurred. In this case the camcorders functions become unusable. H pg. 41.
Appears when no tape is loaded. ( pg. 16) CHECK TAPES ERASE PROTECTION TAB 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.

DV Output: 4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant

AC Adapter

Power requirement AC 110 V to 240 Vd, 50 Hz/60 Hz Output DC 11 V G, 1 A Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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AC Adapter.. 13 Animation.. 24
Snapshot Mode... 23 Sound Mode.. 23, 26 Speaker Volume.. 20 Specifications.. 46 Spot Exposure Control.. 31
Backlight Compensation.. 31 Battery Pack.. 11, 13, 43 Beep.. 25 Blank Search.. 20
Tape Speed (REC MODE).. 23, 26 Telephoto Setting.. 24 Time Code.. 19, 26 Tripod Mounting.. 15 Troubleshooting.. 38
Changing The Menu Settings. Charging The Battery Pack.. 11 Connection To A Personal Computer. 37 Connections To A TV Or VCR.. 21
Warning Indications.. 40 White Balance.. 32 Wide Mode... 24 Wipe Or Fader Effects.. 33
Data Battery... 12 Date/Time Settings.. 14 Demonstration Mode.. 25 Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS).. 24 Dubbing... 35, 36
Zooming... 18, 23 5-Second Recording.. 28

Exposure Control.. 30

Iris Lock.. 30
LCD Monitor and Viewfinder.. 15, 18 Loading A Cassette.. 16
Manual Focus.. 29 Motor Drive Mode.. 29

Night-Scope... 28

Playback Sound.. 26 Power-Linked Operation.. 14 Program AE With Special Effects. 34

Quick Review.. 19

Recording Capacity Tape... 17
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2004 Victor Company of Japan, Limited


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