DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION 5
Basic Recording ................................. 12
Advanced Features ............................ 19
Basic Playback .................................. 29
Advanced Features ............................ 30
Basic Connections .............................. 32
Advanced Connections ......................... 34
Dubbing To A VCR ............................. 36
Dubbing To A Video Unit
Equipped With A DV Connector ............ 37
Dubbing From A Video Unit Equipped
With A DV Connector ........................ 38
USING THE REMOTE
Slow-Motion Playback, Frame-By-Frame
Playback and Playback Zoom .............. 41
Playback Special Effects ...................... 42
Random Assemble Editing .................... 43
For More Accurate Editing .................... 47
Audio Dubbing .................................. 49
Indications ...................................... 57
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........ 60
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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. Use the BN-V408U/V416U/V428U battery packs and, to recharge them,
the provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter/Charger. (An appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC Power Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.
Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety information and
precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
·All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover page.
·Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.
·Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
.... refer to the Index (
pgs. 57 61) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They contain extremely important information regarding the safe
use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 63 65 before use.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
If you notice smoke or a peculiar smell coming from the camcorder or AC adapter/charger, shut it down
and unplug it immediately. Continue using the camcorder or AC adapter/charger under these conditions
could lead to fire or electric shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not attempt to repair the malfunction
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
When you are not using the AC Power Adapter/Charger for a long period of time, it is recommended that
you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
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. 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 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.
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 shoulder strap. Carrying or
holding the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
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
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, Editing, DC, etc.) to the camcorder and leaving the unit on top
of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette. Only cassettes marked
can be used with this unit.
Before recording an important scene . . .
.... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark
.... 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.)
(ø3.5 mini-plug to
Both plugs have 1 ring
around the pin.
to the camcorder)
·AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
(for optional PC Connection
cable provided with optional
(for optional S-Video cable)
Automatic Demonstration takes place when
"DEMO. MODE" is set to "ON" (factory-preset).
Available when the Power Switch is set to "
" or "
and no cassette is in the camcorder.
Performing any operation during the demonstration stops
the demonstration temporarily. If no operation is per-
formed for more than 1 minute after that, the demonstra-
tion will resume.
"DEMO. MODE" remains "ON" even if the camcorder
power is turned off.
To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power
Switch to "
", then press MENU/BRIGHT while the
demo is in progress. This takes you directly to the demo
mode's Setting Menu (so you will not have to go through
the Menu Screen). Rotate MENU/BRIGHT to select
"OFF" and press it. The normal screen appears.
How To Attach The Core Filter
Attach the provided Core Filter to an optional S-Video cable, the PC connection cable provided with optional
HS-V14KIT software. The Core Filter reduces interference.
stoppers on both
ends of the Core
Run the cable through the Core Filter, leaving approx.
3 cm of cable between the cable plug and the Core
Filter. Wind the cable once around the outside of the
Core Filter as shown in the illustration.
·Wind the cable so that it is not slack.
Take care not to damage the cable.
Close the Core Filter until it
When connecting cables, attach the end with the Core Filter to the camcorder.