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Gerd Wilhelm 6:02am on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 
Description: JVC GY-HD110U JVC ProHD opens up the world of HD Digital Cinema with the introduction of the GY-HD110U. Description: JVC GY-HD110U JVC ProHD opens up the world of digital cinema HD with the introduction of the GY-HD110U.
Luca Pavan 4:59pm on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 
Be used on the camera. JVC offers rear tripod mounted focus and zoom controls for the standard lenses.
marijuana 10:22am on Monday, May 24th, 2010 
When the JVC ProHD line of cameras d├ębuted around 2005. Neat ease-of-use layout, excellent images in the right lighting conditions, good sound, removable lens. Poor lowlight performance.
rmbelson 11:49pm on Friday, May 21st, 2010 
Be used on the camera. JVC offers rear tripod mounted focus and zoom controls for the standard lenses.
estrelpl 5:03am on Monday, April 12th, 2010 
Just buy it now I bought this camera (almost) when it first came out a few years ago.

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(Excluding the CHU/CHE model) Lens X See pages 10 and 33 Microphone X See page 33
Core Filter For Viewfinder Cable X See page 34
Clamp Filters 4 For DC (2)/Earphone/ IEEE1394 Cable X See pages 12, 36 and 64
SD memory card X See page 34
Tripod base (Provided only for U model) X See page 35
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MAIN FEATURES

GY-HD250/GY-HD251 records in HDV format or DV format. DV format can record and play back SD (Standard Definition) video on Mini DV videocassettes. HDV format can record and play back HD (High Definition) video on Mini DV videocassettes. There are two types of recording formats within HDV format. HDV 720p (720 effective scan lines, progressive scan) HDV 1080i (1080 effective scan lines, interlaced scan) GY-HD250/GY-HD251 supports HDV 720p format. (HDV 720p) HDV and are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. 24p mode shooting function In HDV format, it records in 24p mode. It uses a 2:3:2:3 pulldown when recording to tape and converts the images to 60 frames. Component output is converted to 60 frames during playback as well. 24p DV format video uses a 2:3:2:3 pulldown (24p Mode). A 2:3:3:2 pulldown (24p Advanced Mode) is also supported. It can shoot with the same number of frames as movie film. Tapes recorded in the DVCAM format can only be played back (simple playback). Recording in the DVCAM format is not possible. DVCAM is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. 60 Hz/50 Hz HD or HDTV signals Supports both 60 Hz/50 Hz HD or HDTV signals. You can select this in a menu screen. Cross-convert video output You can output converted video from the video output connectors. You can select this in a menu screen. Outputs composite, component, Y/C separate and RGB signals as analog video in DV format. Outputs composite and component signals in HDV format. Features HD/SD SDI output terminals Outputs serial digital HD and SD signals. Focus assist function Enables easy and accurate focusing during shooting. User buttons added Enables you to switch camera settings instantly to suit the shooting conditions. External video signal input enabled Records composite video signals from an external source. GENLOCK input terminal Input BB (Black Burst) or HD Tri-sync signals. SC phase and HD/SD H phase adjustments can be performed. Time code reader/generator The built-in time code reader/generator can be used to record the time code and users bits.
Time code input/output terminal and slave lock function Slave lock to an external time code generator connected to the time code input terminal. The time code output terminal outputs built-in time code generator data. Built-in large 3.5" color LCD display In addition to displaying the camera image and the playback image, the LCD monitor shows the status screens, menu screens for settings, and alarm indications. Built-in monitor speaker for audio checking The input audio can be monitored in recording or EE mode. The playback sound can be monitored in the playback mode. The speaker also outputs an alarm tone in case an abnormal condition occurs in this device. Recording check function for convenient recording review function Camera section designed with 3-CCD system for highquality picture 1/3" 3-CCD with 1,110,000 effective pixels employed. Digital signal processing for reproduction of HDV/DV highquality picture. Multi-Zone Auto Iris Detection Circuit Multi-zone auto iris detection circuit ensures optimum iris position even in back light conditions or when a bright subject moves in a frame. Safety Zone indication in viewfinder Zebra pattern video level indication in viewfinder Full Auto Shooting (FAS) function Eliminates the need for troublesome switch or filter operations by automatically providing a wide range of compatibility with shooting conditions that change as you move between indoors and outdoors or between bright and dark locations. ND filters for 1/4ND, 1/16ND provided IEEE1394 connector IEEE1394 connector (6-pin) provided. Enables transfer of digital data to other equipment provided with IEEE1394 connector, such as a non-linear editing system. (Power cannot be supplied.) 1/3" bayonet type lens Built-in color bars (ARIB (multi-format color bars), SMPTE/ EBU type) Shutter speeds and menus can be selected using a dial, making it very easy to use. Variable scan shutter There is no flicker when shooting computer screens and other non-NTSC/PAL format screens. Slow shutter Makes it possible to brightly shoot video of dark subjects with little motion by accumulating the images. Backup recording function Continuous extended recording is possible by connecting to HDV/DV devices. Connect to KA-HD250 Studio Kit and use as a studio camera.

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Precautions for Proper Use
Supply voltage Make sure that the power is between 11 V and 15 V DC. If the power voltage is too low, abnormal color and increased noise may occur. Allowable ambient temperature and humidity Be sure to use this device within the allowable temperature range of 0C to 40C and a relative humidity of 30% to 80%. Using this device at a temperature or humidity outside the allowable ranges could result not only in malfunction but the impact on the CCD elements could be serious as small white spots may be generated. Strong electromagnetic waves or magnetism Noise may appear in the picture or audio and/or the colors may be incorrect if the camera is used near a radio or television transmitting antenna, in places where strong magnetic fields are generated by transformers, motors, etc., or near devices emitting radio waves, such as transceivers or cellular phones. Use of wireless microphone near the camera When a wireless microphone or wireless microphone tuner is used near the camera during recording, the tuner could pick up noise. Avoid using or placing this device in places; subject to extreme heat or cold; with excessive dirt or dust; with high humidity or moisture; subject to smoke or vapour such as near a cooking stove; subject to strong vibrations or on an unstable surface; also do not leave this device for long hours in a parked car under direct sunlight or near room heating equipment. Do not leave this device where it is subject to radiation or X-rays or where corrosive gasses occur. Protect this device from being splashed with water (especially when shooting in the rain). Protect this device from being wet when shooting on a beach. In addition, salt and sand may adhere to the camera body. Be sure to clean the camera after use. Protect this device against penetration of dust when using it in a place subject to sandy dust. Optical performance of lens Due to the optical performance of the lens, color divergence phenomena (magnification chromatic aberration) may occur at the periphery of the image. This is not a camera malfunction. Noise may appear in the viewfinder when switching between the playback picture and the EE picture. Use this device in an upright position. If placed on its side, heat release efficiency will deteriorate, adversely affecting the tape transport. Depending on circumstances the tape may also be damaged. Vibrations Colors may fail to appear and/or the image and sound may be disturbed during VTR playback in locations subjected to strong vibrations. Precautions for transportation Do not drop or hit this device against a hard object. Remove the videocassette before transporting this device.
Do not insert an object other than a videocassette in the cassette insertion slot. Be sure to close the cassette cover when this device is not to be used for a long period. Do not set the POWER switch to OFF or remove the power cable during recording or playback. Otherwise the tape may be damaged. The sensitivity level of the provided microphone is set lower than the reference input (60 dBs) setting. When this device is not in use, be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF in order to reduce power consumption. Cleaning the body: Wipe body with a dry, soft cloth. To prevent deformation of the body, etc. and to avoid operation hazards, do not allow volatile liquids such as benzine and thinner to touch the body, and do not wipe it with a cloth soaked in such a liquid. When it is extremely dirty, soak the cloth in a solution of neutral detergent, wipe the body with it, and then use a clean cloth to remove the detergent. The camera may not show stable pictures in the period immediately after the power is turned on, but this is not a malfunction. A sound occurs when the built-in head cleaner that runs when you load or eject a videocassette operates, but this is not a malfunction. The LCD monitor and the viewfinder screen The LCD monitor and the viewfinder screen are manufactured using high-precision technology. Black spots may appear on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder screen, or red, blue, green and/or white spots may not turn off. However, this is not a malfunction and these spots are not recorded on the tape. If you use this device continuously for a long period of time, the characters displayed in the viewfinder may temporarily remain on the screen. This is not recorded on the tape. In addition, they are no longer displayed if you turn the power off and then on again. If you use this device in a cold location, the images may appear to lag on the screen, but this is not a malfunction. This is not recorded on the tape. Do not insert fingers or foreign objects into the cassette insertion slot as this may result in personal injury or damage to the mechanism. To prevent damage to the connectors, use this device with the connector covers on when you are not using the video/ audio signal output connectors.

Do not point the lens or viewfinder directly at the sun or other strong light source. Eye damage could result. If the lens or viewfinder is left pointed at the sun, rays may collect inside this device and cause damage or a fire. When carrying the camera, be sure to hold the carrying handle. Holding the lens or viewfinder may result in damage.
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Routine and Periodical Maintenance
The GY-HD250/GY-HD251 incorporates precision mechanical parts, which will collect dirt, wear out and deteriorate as this device is used. After this device has been used for a long period even in a normal environment, the heads, drums and tape transport mechanisms also collect dirt. Especially, dust which penetrates the inside of the VTR section during outdoor use will promote the wear and deterioration of mechanical parts by causing poor contact between tape and heads or failing to maintain the video and audio quality at high levels. To prevent wear and deterioration, clean the mechanical parts using a head cleaning tape as routine maintenance. However, cleaning with a head cleaning tape alone is not enough for cleaning the entire tape transport mechanism, so it is also recommended to apply periodical maintenance (inspection) to prevent the sudden occurrence of failure. As the replacement, adjustment and servicing of parts require advanced skill and equipment, please consult the person in charge of professional video equipment at your nearest JVCauthorized service agent.
The maintenance contents vary depending on the operating environment and method. Therefore, the data in the chart should be considered as a reference. Time management The accumulated running time of this device can be confirmed with the hour meter display (which shows the accumulated drum and fan motor running time). X See How to Display the Hour Meter on page 111. For consultations related to the maintenance planning or cost, please contact the person in charge of professional video equipment at your nearest JVC-authorized service agent.
Precautions for Use of Head Cleaning Tape
Please use cleaning tape produced by JVC. Adhere to the following precautions when using the head cleaning tape.
1. Insert the cleaning tape.

Head Cleaning

To maintain beautiful pictures and sound, be sure to use a head cleaning tape to clean the head periodically. X See Precautions for Use of Head Cleaning Tape. If head cleaning is not performed periodically, a type of mosaic noise called block noise may appear in the picture or sound may be interrupted.

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Right Side Section

7Clamp Attach the cable from the viewfinder here. 8[USER1/2/3] User buttons You can assign camera functions to the USER1 - 3 buttons. Use them to switch shooting conditions depending upon the subject. Set them using the USER1 - 3 items in the SWITCH MODE menu screen. X See page 86. Use this button to preset the time code. X See page 46.
MEMO The USER buttons work together with the menu settings. When a menu screen is being displayed, they also function as menu operation buttons. X See Setting Menu Screens on page 75. 9[SHUTTER] Shutter/Menu dial Every time this dial is pressed while in the normal screen mode (when the menu screen is not displayed), the shutter speed switches between on/off. When this dial is turned 1 click up or down in the normal screen mode, the shutter speed indicator is shown for about 3 seconds on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. The shutter speed is changed when this dial is turned while the shutter speed indicator is shown. X See page 86. When this dial turned upward or downward while the menu screen is displayed, the cursor (K) also moves upward or downward to allow selection of items in the menu. To change the setting value of the item, press this dial. When the setting value starts blinking, turn this dial upward or downward to change the setting. X See Setting Menu Screens on page 75. 0[ND FILTER] ND filter switch Switches the built-in ND filter. OFF : Turns the filter OFF (FILTER OFF) 1 : Cuts the light intensity to approximately 1/4. (1/4ND) 2 : Cuts the light intensity to approximately 1/16. (1/16ND) When you change this switch, the type of the new ND filter is displayed in the LCD monitor or viewfinder. CAUTION If you switch the ND filter while shooting is in progress, the picture may be disturbed or noise may occur in the audio. X See Camera Settings on page 55.

VF BRIGHT

USER 1 USER 2 USER 3

ND FILTER MENU

STATUS

WHT.BAL

AUTO CH-1

AUTO AUDIO LEVEL CH-2

1Monitoring speaker (Cheek pad) In the Camera mode, the input sound can be EE monitored. In the VTR mode, the speaker outputs the VTR playback sound. In the VTR mode, the HDV/DV input sound can be EE monitored. The sound to be output is selected with the MONITOR SELECT switch d on page 19. The sound level is adjusted with the MONITOR sound level volume 3. This speaker also outputs various warning sounds superimposed on other sound. X See Alarm Sound on page 109. 2Cheek pad set screw Screw for adjusting the height of the cheek pad. 3[MONITOR] Audio monitor volume control Adjusts the volume of the monitoring loudspeaker and earphone. 4[VF BRIGHT] Viewfinder brightness adjustment To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder. X See page 50. 5[PEAKING] Contour adjustment To adjust the contours of the LCD monitor and viewfinder image. * When the Focus Assist function is running, this control does not operate. X See page 50. 6[FOCUS ASSIST] Focus assist button When you press this button during shooting, the area of focus is displayed in blue, red or green, making it easy to focus accurately. MEMO When FOCUS ASSIST on the LCD/VF[1/4] menu screen is set to ACCU-FOCUS and this button is pressed, ACCU FOCUS functions with FOCUS ASSIST. This makes depth of field shallower, making it easier to focus. This button has the same function as the FOCUS ASSIST button 7 in the Top Section. X See LCD/VF[1/4] Menu Screen on page 89.

Contents of Indications

GAIN 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB
FILTER value was changed AE LEVEL value was changed *2 BLACK gain value was changed *2
PRESET TEMP. value was changed *2 *3 HEADER REC is running FOCUS ASSIST was turned ON/OFF Time code was set to zero reset REC LOCK switch was turned ON/OFF
A REC command was sent from the IEEE1394 TRIGGER TO HDV, TRIGGER TO DV connector
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Indications on the LCD Monitor and in the Viewfinder (Contd)

Setting Status

FF/REW button was pressed in CAMERA SWITCH TO VTR MODE mode REC/VTR trigger button was pressed when 1080I REC INVALID 1080I CAMERA in the VIDEO FORMAT[1/2] menu screen was set to ON Other Displays
X See FILE MANAGE Menu Screen on pages 100-102. X See Warnings and Responses on page 106.
The range for the shutter speed differs depending on the video format setting. X See page 86. Displayed if functions were assigned to the USER1 - 3 buttons. X See page 86. *3 Displayed when the [WHT.BAL] white balance selector switch c on page 15 is set to PRST (PRESET). *4 ** depends on the video format. No.
VTR mode indication STBY REC PLAY FF REW STL FWD REV : : : : : : : :

Contents

In record standby mode (record-pause mode) During recording During playback During fast forward During rewind During still picture playback mode During playback in forward direction (FWD1: About 2 speed, FWD2: About 5 speed, FWD3: About 10 speed) During playback in reverse direction (REV1: About 2 speed, REV2: About 5 speed, REV3: About 10 speed) Stop mode (Tape protect mode) Cassette being ejected No tape loaded
STOP : EJECT : --: 3 Indication of date and time
Indicates the date and time. Whether or not the date and time should be displayed as well as the display style are set on the TIME/ DATE menu. When the brightness of the monitor screen is adjusted with the LCD BRIGHT button, the date and time indications and the VTR mode indication 2 are turned off and the LCD BRIGHT indicator is displayed. (Example) BRIGHT +5 + O Numeric value: Any of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5. B : Displayed when the black stretch or black compress settings are other than NORMAL.

TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen (FRAME RATE: 50/25)
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Presetting time code data
The time code and users bit data are preset on the TC/UB/ CLOCK menu screen.
Presetting users bit data
The users bit data are preset with the UB PRESET item on the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen. The method for setting is the same as the method for setting the time code described on the left. The users bit can be specified using numerals or alphabetic letters from 0 to F for each digit. To record users bit data, set the UB REC item to ON (Only when set to FRAME RATE 50/25). CAUTION It is not possible to set all the digits of the users bit data to F. Reading of the data during playback will not be possible for an all-F setting.
1. Display the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen.
Select the TC/UB/CLOCK item on the TOP MENU screen.
Time code (hour, min, sec, frame)
2. Set the time code (hours, minutes, seconds, frames).
1Rotate the SHUTTER dial to align the cursor (K) with TC PRESET, and then press the SHUTTER dial. The first digit of the time code blinks. The blinking digit is the one to be set. 2When the SHUTTER dial is pressed, the blinking digit changes. 3When the SHUTTER dial is rotated, the value of the blinking digit changes. When the SHUTTER dial is rotated upward, the value becomes higher. When rotated downward, the value becomes smaller. 4Repeat the procedure described in 2 and 3 above to set the desired value for all digits. 5After setting the frame digit, press the SHUTTER dial to make EXECUTE blink. The setting values are confirmed when the SHUTTER dial is pressed again. To cancel the setting, select CANCEL and press the SHUTTER dial. Press the STATUS button to return to the normal screen or Rotate the SHUTTER dial to align the cursor (K) with the PAGE BACK item, and then press the SHUTTER dial to return to the TOP MENU screen.
Zero-resetting the Time Code or Users Bit Data
This is performed with the TC or UB PRESET item on the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen. (Performed separately for the time code and the users bit data.) 1Rotate the SHUTTER dial to align the cursor (K) with the K TC or UB PRESET item, and then press the SHUTTER dial. 2Rotate the SHUTTER dial to select ZERO PRESET as the setting value, and then press the SHUTTER dial. MEMO When a menu screen is not being displayed, you can zero reset the time code data by simultaneously holding down the USER2 button and the STOP button for about 1 second.
3. When all the digits are set
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Presetting the Time Code from the LCD Screen
The time code can be preset directly from the LCD screen without opening the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen. CAUTION PRESET mode is not available in the following. TCG SOURCE item in the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen is set to EXTERNAL. TC GENE. switch is set to REGEN. TC DUPLI. item in the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen is set to ON. Menu screen is displayed. RECORDING mode is active. Switching to CAM/VTR mode (When VTR indicator is blinking).

MEMO When connecting a stereotype earphone, make the following settings to output stereo sound. 1Set the MONITOR SELECT switch to BOTH. 2Set the AUDIO MONITOR item on the AUDIO/MIC[2/2] menu screen to STEREO. When AUDIO MONITOR item on the AUDIO/MIC[2/2] menu screen is set to STEREO, only the audio of CH-1 is output from the monitoring speaker. The volume of the alarm tone is set with the ALARM VR LEVEL item on the OTHERS[1/2] menu screen. (OFF/ LOW/MIDDLE/HIGH)
Monitoring Audio during Recording
The audio input during recording, in record-pause or stop mode can be monitored through the monitoring speaker or earphone.

PHONES jack

Select the audio channel to be monitored using the MONITOR SELECT switch. CH-1 : The sound input to the CH-1 channel is output. BOTH : The sound input to the CH-1 and CH-2 channels is output mixed. CH-2 : The sound input to the CH-2 channel is output. The MONITOR volume control adjusts the monitoring volume. The loudspeaker or earphone outputs an alarm tone in the case of an abnormal condition occurring in this device. An alarm tone is also output when the tape end is reached or when the battery is running down. * Do not increase the audio monitoring volume excessively; otherwise howling with the camera microphone may occur.
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Basic Recording Operation
1. Set the POWER switch to ON. 2. Start recording.
This device turns on in camera mode. Press the REC/VTR trigger button on the GY-HD250/GYHD251 to start recording. Once recording has started, the FRONT TALLY lamp and BACK TALLY lamp light red.
FRONT TALLY lamp FOCUS ASSIST button
MEMO The way the FRONT TALLY and the BACK TALLY lamps flash differ depending on what you set in the FRONT TALLY and BACK TALLY items on the OTHERS[1/2] menu screen. X See page 96. CAUTION This device enters the stop mode automatically at TAPE END. If this mode continues for 3 minutes, the mode switches to the tape protect mode. X See OTHERS[1/2] Menu Screen on page 96. (LONG PAUSE TIME item) If the REC/VTR trigger button is pressed very quickly and repeatedly, or the POWER switch is moved immediately after the trigger button is pressed, the GY-HD250/ GY-HD251 may not enter the record mode. To remedy this condition set the POWER switch to OFF and wait for 5 seconds or more before turning the power on again. A neat transition to the next recorded scene cannot be guaranteed if a recording is ended by turning the POWER switch or DC power supply OFF, or by removing the battery pack. Trial-shooting is always recommended before recording important events to confirm the recording is satisfactory. The microphone may pick up the sound of the lens iris if the iris is changed abruptly or the iris is manually moved abruptly during recording.

Checking Recorded Contents in Record-Standby Mode (Recording Check Function)
This function is available only when the GY-HD250/GYHD251 is in the standby mode. In standby mode, about 5 seconds of the last part of the content recorded in DV format can be played back, and about 7 seconds when the content was recorded in HDV format can be played back. The recorded contents can be checked on the LCD monitor, in the viewfinder or on a monitor connected to the video signal output connectors.
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HEADER REC Function

When the REC/VTR trigger button is pressed while the STOP button is pressed, this function first records the color bar video and the test tone (1 kHz sine-wave) of the built-in signal generator at the beginning of the tape. Then it records the black video signal and the mute audio signal for the duration specified in advance. When the recording is completed, this device enters the RecordStandby mode. The time code value at the Record-Standby position becomes the time code specified in advance. (HEADER REC function) Settings related to the HEADER REC function, such as whether the HEADER REC function should be enabled, the HEADER REC execution duration, and the time code value setting when the HEADER REC recording is completed, etc., are made on the HEADER REC menu screen. The HEADER REC function is enabled when TCG SOURCE on the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen is set to INTERNAL. The HEADER REC function is executed under the following circumstances: CAM/VTR button: Set to CAM mode. In the Record-Standby or Stop mode
Tape beginning (Example) 30 sec HEADER REC (Example) 30 sec Record-Standby mode Normal recording
Color bar video signal Test tone (1 kHz) (Setting range: 0 to 99 sec) Time code, users bits recording
Black video signal Mute audio (No sound) (Setting range: 0 to 99 sec) Time code, users bits recording
Time code: The value specified on the HEADER REC menu screen- HEADER REC time. (Example) 23:59:00:00
Users bits: The value specified for the UB DATA item on the HEADER REC menu screen.
Time code: The value specified on the HEADER REC menu screen. (Example) 00:00:00:00
Users bits: The value specified for the UB PRESET item on the TC/UB/ CLOCK menu screen. (only when set to REC RUN or FREE RUN mode)
HEADER REC menu screen contents Item

START KEY

Function/Initial Setting
Sets whether the HEADER REC operation should be executed when the REC/VTR trigger button is pressed while the STOP button is pressed. DISABLE : HEADER REC operation is not executed. STOP+REC : HEADER REC operation is executed. Sets the time code value for the point when the Record-Standby mode is engaged following completion of HEADER REC. EXECUTE : Confirms the set time code. ZERO PRESET: Resets all time codes to zero 0. CANCEL : Clears the set time code. The frame mode is set depending on the setting in the DROP FRAME item on the TC/UB/CLOCK menu screen. * The time code value at the point when the Record-Standby mode is engaged may differ some frames from the value set for this item. Sets the users bits of the HEADER REC section. EXECUTE : Confirms the set users bits. ZERO PRESET: Resets all users bits data to zero 0. CANCEL : Clears the set users bits.

Dubbing with AV Devices

By connecting the video signal output terminal and the AUDIO OUTPUT terminal on GY-HD250/GY-HD251 to an AV device, analog signal dubbing is possible.
5. Set the audio output. X See page 63.

AUDIO menu screen

Set the AUDIO menu screen. X See page 87.

1. Connect the cables.

Composite cable or Component cable
6. Insert the videocassettes.

CH2-AUDIO OUT-CH1 VIDEO

PB AUDIO CH [DV] item: Set the audio channel to be output. GY-HD250/GY-HD251 : Insert the recorded videocassette. Recording unit : Insert the videocassette to be dubbed to.

Signal flow

7. Press

Recording unit

8. Start recording on the recording unit. 9. When dubbing is completed.
the PLAY/STILL button on the GY-HD250/GYHD251 to start playback. For details, see the instructions to the unit used for recording. Stop recording on the recording unit, and then press the STOP button on the GY-HD250/GY-HD251 to stop playback.
AUDIO OUTPUT connector Signal flow
2. Turn both devices on. 3. Set this device to VTR mode. 4. Set the video output.
Press the CAM/VTR button. The VTR indicator lights. Set the VIDEO FORMAT menu screen. X See page 77.

VIDEO FORMAT menu screen

HDV PB OUTPUT item: Set the video format to be output from the video output terminal during tape playback. PB TAPE item: Select whether to automatically detect the playback tape video format or play back only a particular format. Normally, use the AUTO setting. OUTPUT TERM. [DV] item: Set component, RGB or Y/C signals for the output image signals of the [Y/PB/PR] terminal. (Only for DV format)
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HDV/DV Dubbing

Connecting the GY-HD250/GY-HD251 to another video component equipped with HDV/DV connector (IEEE1394 standard) using a IEEE1394 cable (optional) enables dubbing of digital signals with high picture quality and high-quality sound.

5. Set

the PB TAPE item on the VIDEO FORMAT menu screen. X See page 79. Select whether to automatically detect the playback tape video format or play back only a particular format. Normally, use the AUTO setting.
Using the GY-HD250/GY-HD251 as the playback unit (Dubbing to another video) 1. Set the IEEE1394 switch on the left panel of this device. 2. Connect the IEEE1394 cable. 3. Turn both devices on. 4. Set this device to VTR mode.

IEEE1394 switch

6. Insert a videocassette tape. 7. Press
GY-HD250/GY-HD251 : Recorded videocassette tape Recording unit : Videocassette you want to dub the PLAY/STILL button on GY-HD250/GY-HD251 to start playback. See the recording device user manual for more information. ing device, press the STOP button on this device, and stop the playback.
DV : When dubbing in DV format HDV : When dubbing in HDV format

10.When dubbing is completed.
HD251 to start recording. To temporarily pause the recording, press the REC or VTR trigger button. To restart the recording, press the REC or VTR trigger button again.
Press the REC/VTR trigger button or the STOP button on the GY-HD250/GY-HD251 to stop recording, and then stop playback on the playback unit.
MEMO Depending on the player, sound may not be heard momentarily from this device when switching modes from STILL to PLAY.
MEMO In HDV format, the UB set in this device is recorded regardless of the setting.
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Backup Recording

Backup Recording of the GY-HD250/GYHD251s Camera Image and Sound Through the IEEE1394 Connector
The GY-HD250/GY-HD251s camera image and sound can be recorded for backup on another component that is equipped with IEEE1394 connector.
Backup unit Place in HDV/DV signal input mode. * Depending on the used component, it may be necessary to set REMOTE SELECT. When BR-HD50 is used, set the Backup Recording function to OFF. Also, set REM SEL HDV/DV in the REMOTE[1/2] menu of the BR-HD50 to ON or LOC+REM. Insert the tape and set to STOP or REC PAUSE status. CAUTION Set the IEEE1394 switch on both devices to either HDV or DV. Start recording after making sure that both devices are properly connected. If the RET button is pressed during backup recording, output from the IEEE1394 terminal is stopped, the image is switched to the image recorded on this device, interrupting the backup recording image.
Use the GY-HD250/GY-HD251 as the master unit. Connect the master unit and the backup unit with a IEEE1394 cable.
Start and stop of recording on the backup unit takes place in accordance with the operation of the REC/VTR trigger button on the master unit. (Depending on the GY-HD250/GY-HD251 or the backup unit, the image, audio, and/or time code may deviate from what they should be at the points where the recording is started or stopped.) MEMO When the backup recording is started, the TRIGGER TO DV or TRIGGER TO HDV indication is shown on the LCD or in the viewfinder for approx. 3 seconds. When the Series Recording function of BR-HD50 is used, the GY-HD250/GY-HD251s 1394 REC TRIG. item should be set to OFF. If the backup device is equipped with a feature to record time codes input from the IEEE1394 connector (TC DUPLICATE feature), time code data the same as on the master side can be recorded. If the master unit tape is paused or stopped when the master unit time code running mode is in REC RUN mode, the time code for the slave unit stops. When using BR-HD50 as a backup device and switching GY-HD250/GY-HD251 from the playback mode to the record mode, noise will be noticed on the monitor output screen of BR-HD50 (backup will be correctly recorded).

The synchronous video signal is momentarily disturbed when the REC item setting is switched. On the E model, the video format is fixed at HDV-HD24P when the FRAME RATE item is set to 24. [HDVHD24P] is displayed.
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VIDEO FORMAT[1/2] Menu Screen (Contd)
* This is not displayed in VTR mode. Item

ASPECT*

Sets the screen size for the recording video signal. (Can only be displayed and set in camera mode) 4:3 : Outputs the video with an aspect ratio of 4:3. 16:9 : Outputs the video with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The resolution in the vertical direction drops compared to 4:3 video.
When the format setting is HDV, the ASPECT item is fixed at 16:9. ([16:9] is displayed.) The synchronous video signal is momentarily disturbed when the ASPECT item setting is switched. HDV PB OUTPUT When playing back an HDV recorded tape, set video format for component output from the Y/PB/PR terminal or SDI output from the HD/SD-SDI output terminal. You can set the following depending on the FRAME RATE of the HDV recorded tape.
NATIVE 720P 1080I NTSC PAL
Outputs the signal being recorded on the tape. Converts the signal being recorded on tape to 720p and outputs it. Converts the signal being recorded on tape to 1080i and outputs it. Converts the signal being recorded on tape to 480i and outputs it. Converts the signal being recorded on tape to 576i and outputs it.

60/30 50/60/50/25

If you convert video recorded in HDV format to DV format and output it, the colors may change. This item is also applied to EE images when HDV signals are input to the IEEE1394 terminal. Fixed at NATIVE during DV recorded tape playback or DV signal input. DOWN CON. [HDV] Set the style to display down-converted images in aspect ratio 4:3. SQUEEZE : Image that is squeezed horizontally is displayed. LETTER : Wide image with the top and bottom blackened is displayed.
This setting is only valid in HDV mode. In DV mode, the style becomes SQUEEZE regardless of the setting of this item. NEXT PAGE PAGE BACK To display the VIDEO FORMAT[2/2] menu screen, move the cursor to this position and press the SHUTTER dial. The TOP MENU returns when the SHUTTER dial is pressed with the cursor at this position.

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Outputting Color Bars

GY-HD250/GY-HD251 can output three types of color bars, depending on the camera settings. NTSC standard : Outputs color bars compliant with the SMPTE standard. PAL standard : Outputs color bars compliant with the EBU standard. 16:9 screen : Outputs multi-format color bars. To output color bars, make the following settings.
1. Turn the FULL AUTO switch to OFF. 2. Set the BARS item on the CAMERA OPERATION menu
screen to ON. X See page 80. Color bars are output.

FULL AUTO switch

USER button
1. Turn the FULL AUTO switch to OFF. 2. Assign BARS to one of the USER1, 2 or 3 buttons.

Color bars are output.

Outputting color bars using the USER buttons
3. Press the USER button to which BARS was assigned.
MEMO You can select whether to output an audio test signal during color bar output using the TEST TONE item on the AUDIO/MIC[1/2] menu screen. X See page 87. Color bars are not output when FULL AUTO mode is ON or in VTR mode.
X See SWITCH MODE Menu Screen on page 86.
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Warnings and Responses

Warnings are displayed on the LCD monitor or the viewfinder if there was a mistaken operation, if the battery or tape is low, or if there is a problem on the VTR. In addition, if the tape or battery is low or the VTR has a problem, the tally lamp flashes (or lights) and an alarm is output from the monitor speaker or PHONES jack. MEMO GY-HD250/GY-HD251 uses microcomputers. It may not operate properly if there is external static or interference. If this happens, turn the power off and then on again. Display
60/30 INHIBIT CHANGE FRAME RATE MENU 50/25 INHIBIT CHANGE FRAME RATE MENU

Status

Action
The FRAME RATE item is set to 50/25 or 24, and a tape re- Sets the FRAME RATE item on the VIDEO FORMAT menu corded in 60/30 frame is played back or it is input into the screen to match the frames. X See page 77. IEEE1394 port in VTR mode. The FRAME RATE item is set to 60/30 or 24, and a tape recorded in 50/25 frame or it is input into the IEEE1394 port in VTR mode.
24 INHIBIT CHANGE The FRAME RATE item is set to 50/25 or 60/30, and a tape FRAME RATE MENU recorded in 24 frame is played back or it is input into the IEEE1394 port in VTR mode. U model AUX IN INHIBIT Displays when the FRAME RATE item is set to 50/25 or CHANGE 24 and the GENLOCK/AUX IN switch is set to AUX IN. FRAME RATE MENU E model Displays when the FRAME RATE item is set to 60/30 or 24 and the GENLOCK/AUX IN switch is set to AUX IN. SYNC LOCKING PLEASE WAIT Set the FRAME RATE item as shown below to input external images. U model : 60/30 E model : 50/25

 

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