DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
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VIDEO RECORDING &
VIDEO RECORDING ............. 18 20
VIDEO PLAYBACK ............... 21 24
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.)
D.S.C. RECORDING .............. 26 27
D.S.C. PLAYBACK ................ 28 36
USING MENUS FOR
DETAILED ADJUSTMENT ...... 38 44
FOR RECORDING ................ 45 56
DUBBING ......................... 57 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
The camcorder illustrations
appearing in this instruction
manual are of the GR-DVX78.
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 information and safety caution of the
AC Adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
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 Adapter, shut it
down and unplug it immediately. Continue
using the camcorder or AC Adapter under
these conditions could lead to fire or electric
shock. Contact your JVC dealer. Do not
attempt to repair the malfunction yourself.
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
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.
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.
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-V507U/V514U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the
camcorder from an AC outlet, use the provided multi-voltage AC Adapter and Power Cord. (An
appropriate conversion adapter may be necessary to accommodate different designs of AC outlets in
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.
The following notes concern possible physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to hold the camcorder firmly in your hand, with the grip strap securely
around your wrist. 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
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.
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.)
*Memory cards can be used with GR-DVX78 only.
· AC Adapter
· Remote Control Unit
· PC Connection Cable
· Audio/Video Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to RCA plug)
· Editing Cable
Both plugs have 1 ring around
One plug has 3 rings around
the pin and the other has 1
ring around the pin.
· Battery Pack
· AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
· Memory Card
8 MB (GR-DVX78
(Already inserted in
· USB Cable
· Jack box
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.
(for optional S-Video
pg. 6 for