DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
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VIDEO RECORDING &
VIDEO RECORDING ............. 20 22
VIDEO PLAYBACK ............... 23 26
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.)
D.S.C. RECORDING .............. 28 29
D.S.C. PLAYBACK ................ 30 38
USING MENUS FOR
DETAILED ADJUSTMENT ...... 40 46
FOR RECORDING ................ 47 57
DUBBING ......................... 58 61
USING THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT ................ 62 73
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ........ 74 75
DETAILS ................................... 77
TROUBLESHOOTING ............ 78 83
USER MAINTENANCE ................... 84
INDEX ............................. 85 92
CAUTIONS ........................ 93 95
TERMS ............................ 96 97
SPECIFICATIONS ................. 98 99
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. 85 92) and familiarise yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety Instructions that follow. They contain extremely important
information regarding the safe use of this product.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 93 through 95 before use.
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.
The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of
the main unit.
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC
Power Adapter /Charger is on its bottom.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
If you notice smoke or a peculiar smell coming
from the camcorder or AC Power Adapter/
Charger, shut it down and unplug it immedi-
ately. Continue using the camcorder or AC
Power Adapter/Charger under these conditions
could lead to fire or electric shock. Contact
your JVC dealer. Do not attempt to repair the
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
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.
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 JVC BN-V107U/V114U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder
from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Power Adapter /Charger. (An appropriate conver-
sion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
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.)
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette, SD Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked "
" and memory cards marked "
" can be used with this unit.
Before recording an important scene . . .
.... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini DV mark
.... make sure you only use memory cards with the 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.)
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 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
Attaching the camcorder to the Docking Station with cables (S-Video, Editing, etc.) connected, then
leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder
to fall, resulting in damage.
Attach only the optional JVC VL-V3U Video Light, VL-F3U Video Flash or MZ-V3U Stereo Zoom
Microphone to the camcorder's Info-Shoe.
· Docking Station
· Remote Control Unit
· Audio/Video Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to RCA plug)
· Editing Cable
· Battery Pack
· AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
· Memory Card 8 MB
(Already inserted in the
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.
· AC Power Adapter/Charger
AA-V100ED or AA-V100SH
· DC Cord
· Grip Belt
pg. 6 for attachment)
pg. 7 for attachment)