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|Heidrun Terasa||8:23pm on Friday, August 13th, 2010|
|Great fun to use. This is my first camcorder and still is to this day. It is stylish, easy to use and is very small and lightweight to. A delight to use When my Sony Camcorder ended its life I thought it would be difficult to replace and yet at half the price this item proves to be a m...|
|s5unty||4:33am on Monday, August 2nd, 2010|
|yes this product is light an its perfect for me when i am havin to jugle my baby in 1 hand and the camera in the other i was very disapointed to relis...|
|kinphua||3:44am on Saturday, July 31st, 2010|
|Do not buy JVC products - your wasting your money We purchased this unit in summer 2006 from Amazon, no problems there.|
|masas||4:59pm on Monday, May 17th, 2010|
|easy to use,very good value for money.quality is very good loads of features nothing I can complain about considering the price and its features.|
|y2kkafer||6:33am on Saturday, April 17th, 2010|
|When my Sony Camcorder ended its life I thought it would be difficult to replace and yet at half the price the JVC GR-D340EK Mini ...|
|fsando||1:13pm on Sunday, April 4th, 2010|
|Do not buy JVC products - your wasting your money We purchased this unit in summer 2006 from Amazon, no problems there.|
|Techokami||8:41pm on Thursday, April 1st, 2010|
|I got this camera last birthday and for a relatively low price it is brilliant. Easy to use minimal setup Computer reuires firewire port|
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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 11 to ensure safe use of this product.
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for Digital Video Camera:
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK
To deactivate the demonstration, set DEMO MODE to OFF. ( pg. 23, 25)
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2 EN READ THIS FIRST !
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. For safety and reliability. It is recommended only genuine JVC batteries and accessories are used in this camcorder. This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BNVF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs. Using generic non-JVC batteries can cause damage to the internal charging circuitry. Make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark. 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). DO NOT leave the unit - in place of over 50C (122F) - in place where humidity is extremely low (below 35%) or extremely high (80%). - in direct sunlight. - in a closed car in summer. - near a heater. The LCD monitor is made with high-precision technology. However, black spots or bright spots of light (red, green or blue) may appear constantly on the LCD monitor. These spots are not recorded on the tape. This is not due to any defect of the unit. (Effective dots: more than 99.99%) Do not leave the battery pack attached when the camcorder is not in use and check the unit regularly whether it is working or not.
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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.) 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.
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When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear). Do not block the ventilation holes. (If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out). No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus. When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water. Also do not place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit. (If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused). Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a risk of fire or electric shock. CAUTION! The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user. When carrying, be sure to always securely attach and use the provided strap. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction. Take care not to get your finger caught in the cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate 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.
Changing The Menu Settings.. 23 Recording Menus.. 24 Playback Menus.. 26
FEATURES FOR RECORDING. 27
Wide Mode.. 27 Night-Scope.. 27 Snapshot (Record Still Image On Tape). 27 Manual Focus.. 28 Exposure Control.. 28 Iris Lock... 29 Backlight Compensation.. 29 Spot Exposure Control. 29 White Balance Adjustment.. 30 Manual White Balance Adjustment.. 30 Wipe Or Fader Effects. 31 Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects. 31
VIDEO RECORDING.. 18
Basic Recording... 18 Tape Remaining Time.. 18 LCD Monitor And Viewfinder.. 18 Zooming.. 19 Journalistic Shooting.. 19 Time Code.. 19 Quick Review... 20 Recording From The Middle Of A Tape. 20
Dubbing To A VCR... 33 Dubbing To A Video Unit Equipped With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing).. 34 Connection To A Personal Computer. 35
VIDEO PLAYBACK.. 21
Normal Playback.. 21 Still Playback... 21 Shuttle Search.. 21 Blank Search... 21 Playback Snapshot.. 21 Connections To A TV Or VCR. 22
TROUBLESHOOTING.. 36 USER MAINTENANCE... 39 CAUTIONS... 40 SPECIFICATIONS.. 42
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A Rewind Button  ( pg. 21)
Left Button [ ] ( pg. 15) Quick Review Button [QUICK REVIEW] ( pg. 20) B Set Button [SET] ( pg. 15) Data Battery Button [DATA] ( pg. 13) C Stop Button  ( pg. 21) Backlight Compensation Button [BACKLIGHT] ( pg. 29) Down Button [ ] ( pg. 15) D Play/Pause Button [4/9] ( pg. 21) Manual Focus Button [FOCUS] ( pg. 28) Up Button [ ] ( pg. 15) E Wide 16:9 Button [16:9] ( pg. 27) Blank Search Button [BLANK] ( pg. 21) F Menu Button [MENU] ( pg. 23) G Fast-Forward Button  ( pg. 21) Right Button [ ] ( pg. 15) Night Button [NIGHT] ( pg. 27) H Dioptre Adjustment Control ( pg. 16) I Auto Button [AUTO] ( pg. 14) J Snapshot Button [SNAPSHOT] ( pg. 27) K Power Zoom Lever [T/W] ( pg. 19) Speaker Volume Control [VOL. +, ] ( pg. 21) L Battery Release Button [PUSH BATT.] ( pg. 12) M Recording Start/Stop Button ( pg. 18) N Power Switch [REC, OFF, PLAY] ( pg. 14) O Lock Button ( pg. 14) P Cassette Open/Eject Switch [OPEN/EJECT] ( pg. 17)
a b c d
AC Adapter AP-V17E or AP-V14E Power Cord (only for AP-V14E) Battery Pack BN-VF707U Audio/Video Cable(3.5 mini-plug to RCA plug) e Shoulder Strap ( pg. 12 for attachment) f Lens Cap ( pg. 12 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 Lens Cap
To protect the lens, attach the provided lens cap to the camcorder as shown in 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.
To confirm the lens cap is on correctly make sure the cap is flush to the camcorder.
Charging The Battery Pack
Battery pack mount
Place here during shooting.
How To Attach The Shoulder Strap
Follow the illustration.
POWER/ CHARGE lamp
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.
To DC connector
To AC outlet
3 Slide the strap guide fully towards the eyelet.
Buckle Strap guide
Power switch AC Adapter (ex. AP-V17E)
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
4 Connect the AC Adapter to the camcorder. 5 Connect the Power Cord to the AC Adapter.
6 Plug the AC Adapter into an AC outlet. The
POWER/CHARGE lamp on the camcorder blinks to indicate charging has started.
7 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.
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To detach the battery pack
Slide the battery pack upward while pressing PUSH BATT. to detach it.
Battery pack BN-VF707U* BN-VF714U BN-VF733U * Provided Charging time Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Approx. 5 hr. 40 min.
Using The Battery Pack
Perform steps in Charging The Battery Pack. Maximum continuous recording time
BRIGHT 3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears. If you are in Playback mode, please proceed to step 5.
Dioptre Adjustment Control
or to select DISPLAY, and press SET or. The DISPLAY Menu appears.
When retracting the viewfinder, take care not to pinch your fingers.
or to select BRIGHT, and press SET or. The Menu Screen closes and the brightness control MENU appears.
or until the appropriate brightness is reached and press SET or
7 Press MENU. The Menu screen closes.
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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Loading/Unloading A Cassette
The camcorder needs to be powered up to load or eject a cassette.
PUSH OPEN/EJECT Cassette holder cover
Once the cassette holder is closed, it recedes automatically. Wait until it recedes completely before closing the cassette holder cover. When the battery packs 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.
If you wait a few seconds and the cassette holder does not open, close the cassette holder cover and try again. If the cassette holder still does not open, turn the camcorder off then on again. If the tape does not load properly, open the 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.
Cassette holder Make sure the window side is facing out.
Erase protection tab
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 to
close the cassette holder.
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.
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 further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the quicker the zoom action. Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
1x 10x 20x 40x
During recording, a time code is recorded on the tape. This code is to confirm the location of the recorded scene on the tape during playback.
Zoom out (W: Wide angle)
Display Minutes Seconds Frames* (25 frames = 1 second)
12 : 34 : 24
Digital zoom zone 32X (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. 28), then zoom in or out in Record mode. Zooming is possible to a maximum of 800X, or it can be switched to 32X magnification using the optical zoom. ( pg. 24) Zoom magnification of over 32X 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 FUNCTION 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)
* Frames are not displayed during recording.
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. 20) in the following cases;
[AUTO]: White balance is adjusted automatically. MWB: Adjust the white balance manually when shooting under various types of lighting. ( Manual White Balance Adjustment) FINE: Outdoors on a sunny day. CLOUD: Outdoors on a cloudy day. [ ] = Factory-preset To return to automatic white balance Set W.BALANCE to AUTO. ( pg. 24)
4 Select FUNCTION Menu. ( pg. 24) 5 Select MWB in W.BALANCE menu.
( pg. 24), then press and hold SET or until begins blinking. When the setting is completed, stops blinking.
6 Press SET or to engage the setting. 7 Press MENU. The Menu Screen closes and
the Manual White Balance indicator displayed. is
In step 3, it may be difficult to focus on the white paper. In such a case, adjust focus manually. ( pg. 28) A subject can be shot under various types of lighting conditions indoors (natural, fluorescent, candlelight, etc.). Because the colour temperature is different depending on the light source, the subject tint will differ depending on the white 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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Wipe Or Fader Effects
These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Use them to spice up the transition from one scene to the next. Wipe or Fader works when video recording is started or stopped.
Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects
1 Set the Power Switch to REC. 2 Set EFFECT, PROGRAM AE or
SHUTTER in FUNCTION Menu. ( pg. 24) The EFFECT, PROGRAM AE or SHUTTER menu disappears and the selected effect is activated. The selected effect indicator appears. To deactivate the selected effect Select OFF in step 2. The effect indicator disappears.
1 Set the Power Switch to REC. 2 Set the recording mode to M ( pg. 14). 3 Set WIPE/FADER ( pg. 24)
The WIPE/FADER menu disappears and the effect is reserved. The selected effect indicator appears.
4 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 3. The effect indicator disappears.
You can extend the length of a Wipe or Fader by pressing and holding the Recording Start/Stop Button.
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset) WHITE BLACK : Fade in or out with a white screen. : Fade in or out with a black screen.
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset) SEPIA : Recorded scenes have a brownish tint like old photos. Combine this with the Cinema mode for a classic look. MONOTONE : Like classic black and white films, your footage is shot in B/W. CLASSIC : Gives recorded scenes a strobe effect. STROBE : Your recording looks like a series of consecutive snapshots.
SLIDE : Wipe in from right to left, or wipe out from left to right. SCROLL : The scene wipes in from the bottom to the top of a black screen, or wipes out from top to bottom, leaving a black screen.
Program AE, Effects and Shutter Effects can be changed during Record-Standby. Some modes of Program AE and Shutter Effects cannot be used during Night-Scope. When a subject is too bright or reflective, a vertical streak may appear (smear phenomenon). Smear phenomenon tends to occur when SPORTS or mode of SHUTTER 1/500 and 1/4000 is selected.
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OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset) SPORTS (Variable Shutter Speed: 1/250 1/4000): This setting allows fast-moving images to be captured one frame at a time, for vivid, stable slow-motion playback. The faster the shutter speed, the darker the picture becomes. Use the shutter function under good lighting conditions. SNOW : Compensates for subjects that may otherwise appear too dark when shooting in extremely bright surroundings such as in the snow. SPOTLIGHT : Compensates for subjects that may otherwise appear too bright when shooting under extremely strong direct lighting such as spotlights. TWILIGHT : Makes evening scenes look more natural. White Balance ( pg. 30) is automatically set to , but can be changed to your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m to infinity. From less than 10 m, adjust the focus manually.
OFF: Disables the function. (Factory-preset) 50 SHUTTER 1/50: The shutter speed is fixed at 1/50th of a second. Black bands that usually appear when shooting a TV screen become narrower. SHUTTER 1/120: The shutter speed is fixed at 1/120th of a second. The flickering that occurs when shooting under a fluorescent light or mercury-vapour lamp is reduced. SHUTTER 1/500 / 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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Shooting was performed under backlit conditions. HPress BACKLIGHT. ( pg. 29)
When the image is printed from the printer, a black bar appears at the bottom of the screen.
This is not a malfunction. HBy recording with DIS de-activated ( pg. 23, 24) this can be avoided.
The image taken using Snapshot is too bright.
The subject is too bright. HSet PROGRAM AE to SPOTLIGHT. ( pg. 32)
When the camcorder is connected via the DV connector, the camcorder does not operate.
The DV cable was plugged/unplugged with power turned on. HTurn the camcorders power off and on again, then operate it.
White Balance cannot be activated.
The Sepia (SEPIA) or Monotone (MONOTONE) mode is activated. HDisengage the Sepia (SEPIA) or Monotone (MONOTONE) mode before setting White Balance. ( pg. 31)
Images on the LCD monitor appear dark or whitish.
In places subject to low temperature, images become dark due to the characteristics of the LCD monitor. This is not a malfunction. HAdjust the brightness and angle of the LCD monitor. ( pg. 16, 18) When the LCD monitors fluorescent light reaches the end of its service life, images on the LCD monitor become dark. HConsult your nearest JVC dealer.
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. 23, 24)
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. 40) The battery pack is not attached firmly. HDetach the battery pack once again and re-attach it firmly. ( pg. 12)
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 %)
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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. To clean the viewfinder lens Remove dust from the viewfinder using a blower brush.
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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Terminals It is normal for the battery pack to be warm after charging, or after use. Temperature Range Specifications Charging: 10C to 35C Operation: 0C to 40C Storage: 20C to 50C The lower the temperature, the longer recharging takes. Charging times are for a fully discharged battery pack.
The supplied battery pack is a lithium-ion battery. Before using the supplied battery pack or an optional battery pack, be sure to read the following cautions: To avoid hazards
To prevent damage and prolong service life
. do not burn. do not short-circuit the terminals. When transporting, make sure the provided battery cap is attached to the battery. If the battery cap is misplaced, carry the battery in a plastic bag. do not modify or disassemble. do not expose the battery to temperatures exceeding 60C, as this may cause the battery to overheat, explode or catch fire. use only specified chargers.
To properly use and store your cassettes, be sure to read the following cautions: During use
. While using the camcorder, the surface around the LCD monitor and/or the back of the LCD monitor may heat up. If you leave power on for a long time, the surface around the LCD monitor becomes hot.
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For safety, DO NOT
. open the camcorders chassis. disassemble or modify the unit. short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack. Keep it away from metallic objects when not in use. allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to enter the unit. remove the battery pack or disconnect the power supply while the power is on. leave the battery pack attached when the camcorder is not in use. in places subject to excessive humidity or dust. in places subject to soot or steam such as near a cooking stove. in places subject to excessive shock or vibration. near a television set. near appliances generating strong magnetic or electric fields (speakers, broadcasting antennas, etc.). in places subject to extremely high (over 40C) or extremely low (under 0C) temperatures. in places of over 50C. 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. allow it to become wet. drop the unit or strike it against hard objects. subject it to shock or excessive vibration during transportation. keep the lens directed at extremely bright objects for long periods. expose the lens and viewfinders lens to direct sunlight. carry it by holding the LCD monitor or the viewfinder. swing it excessively when using the hand strap or the grip. swing the soft camera case excessively when the camcorder is inside it.
. During recording or playback, the Head Clog Warning indicator appears. Recording cannot be performed properly.
Avoid using the unit
In such cases, use an optional cleaning cassette. Insert it and play back. If the cassette is used more than once consecutively, damage to the video heads may result. After the camcorder plays back for about 20 seconds, it stops automatically. Also refer to the cleaning cassettes instructions. If, after using the cleaning cassette, the problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer. Mechanical moving parts used to move the video heads and video tape tend to become dirty and worn out over time. In order to maintain a clear picture at all times, periodic check-ups are recommended after using the unit for about 1,000 hours. For periodic check-ups please consult your nearest JVC dealer. About moisture condensation
You have observed that pouring a cold liquid into a glass will cause drops of water to form on the glass outer surface. This same phenomenon occurs on the head drum of a camcorder when it is moved from a cool place to a warm place, after heating a cold room, under extremely humid conditions or in a place directly subjected to the cool air from an air conditioner. Moisture on the head drum can cause severe damage to the video tape, and can lead to internal damage to the camcorder itself.
DO NOT leave the unit
To protect the unit, DO NOT
Serious malfunctioning If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC dealer. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, AC Adapter, etc.) and wait a few minutes and then re-connect it and proceed as usual from the beginning.
Dirty heads can cause the following problems:
. No picture during playback. Blocks of noise appear during playback.
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Format DV format (SD mode) Signal format PAL standard Recording/Playback format Video: Digital component recording Audio: PCM digital recording, 32 kHz 4-channel (12-BIT), 48 kHz 2-channel (16-BIT) Cassette Mini DV cassette Tape speed SP: 18.8 mm/s, LP: 12.5 mm/s Maximum recording time (using 80 min. cassette) SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Power supply DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) Power consumption Approx. 3.0 W (LCD monitor off, viewfinder on) Approx. 3.4 W (LCD monitor on, viewfinder off) Dimensions (W x H x D) 59 mm x 94 mm x 114mm (with the LCD monitor closed and the viewfinder pushed back in) Weight Approx. 400g (without battery, cassette and lens cap) Approx. 480g (incl. battery, cassette and lens cap) Operating temperature 0C to 40C Operating humidity 35% to 80% Storage temperature 20C to 50C Pickup 1/6" CCD Lens F 2.0, f = 2.3 mm to 73.6 mm, 32:1 power zoom lens Filter diameter 27 mm LCD monitor 2.5" diagonally measured, LCD panel/TFT active matrix system Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder with 0.33 colour LCD Speaker Monaural
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