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Using This Instruction Manual
All major sections 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 (
pg. 82 ­ 85) 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.
Dear Customer,
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.
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 76 through 78 before use.
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this
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
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:
If these colours do not correspond with the
terminal identifications of your plug, connect as
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or
coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
Blue to N (Neutral) or
Brown to L (Live) or Red
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 Power Adapter/
Charger for a long period of time, it is
recommended that you disconnect the power
cord from AC outlet.
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.
This camcorder is designed to be used with
NTSC-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
Use the JVC BN-V416U/V428U battery packs
and, to recharge them or supply power to the
camcorder from an AC outlet, use 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.) Page 2 Wednesday, June 25, 2003 2:02 PM

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This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any
electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections
between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON'T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is
damaged in any way -- switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON'T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON'T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed
for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and
make sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for
infirm or handicapped people.
DON'T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of
road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON'T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON'T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating
will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON'T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws -- to ensure complete safety always fit
the manufacturer's approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.
DON'T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case --
this could result in a fatal electrical shock;
NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind -- it is better to be safe than sorry!
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 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.
Connecting cables (S/AV/Editing, USB, 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. Page 3 Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:00 PM

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In order to keep the best performance and furthermore for electromagnetic compatibility, be sure to use the
cables in the following table.
The inrush current of this apparatus is 2 amperes.
Where there are strong electromagnetic waves or magnetism, for example near a radio or TV transmitter,
transformer, motor, etc., the picture may be disturbed. In such case, please keep the product away from the
sources of the disturbance.
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette, SD Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard. Only cassettes marked "
" and memory cards marked "
" or
" 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.)
This equipment is in conformity with the provisions and protection requirements of the corresponding
European Directives. This equipment is designed for professional video appliances and can be used in the
following environments:
residential area
commercial and light industry; e.g. offices or theatres
urban outdoors
On the AC adapter AA-V40EG, AA-V40EK
Core filter/winding the cable around the filter
AC input
Dedicated AC power cord in the package 1.8 m
No filter
DC output
Dedicated DC cord in the package
2.0 m
AC adapter side: No filter
Camcorder side: ZCAT 1730-0730/once
On the main unit JY-HD10
Core filter/winding the cable around the filter
DC input
Dedicated DC cord and the AC adapter
AA-V40EG or AA-V40EK in the
2.0 m
AC adapter side: No filter
Camcorder side: ZCAT 1730-0730/once
S/AV input-output Dedicated S/AV/Editing cable in the
1.5 m
Built-in type/no winding
Dedicated Audio extension cable in
the package
1.0 m
No filter
Dedicated Editing extension cable in
the package
1.0 m
No filter
Y/PB/PR output
Dedicated Component video cable in
the package
2.0 m
ZCAT 1730-0730/no winding
Dedicated USB cable in the package
1.5 m
ZCAT 2035-0930 (Attach two core filters to
both ends)/once
DV input-output
Dedicated DV cable for JVC Video
Camera, part number VC-VDV204U or
VC-VDV206U, optional accessories.
2.0 m
Camcorder side: ZCAT 2436-1330/twice
Another side: ZCAT 2035-0930/once
Dedicated Audio (extension) cable in
the package
0.2 m
ZCAT 1730-0730/once
Dedicated Audio (extension) cable in
the package
0.2 m
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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.
Provided Accessories
AC Power Adapter/
Charger AA-V40EG or
DC Cord
Battery Pack
Memory Card 8 MB
(Already inserted in the
Remote Control Unit
AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
USB Cable
Adapter x 3
Lens Hood
(Already attached to the
pg. 6)
Lens Cap
pg. 7 for attachment)
Shoulder Strap
pg. 6 for attachment)
pg. 8 for attachment)
S/AV/Editing Cable
Editing Extension Cable
Component Video Cable
Audio Extension Cable
Audio Cable x 2
(for connection of
optional headphones
and external microphone
pg. 7)
Cleaning Cassette
Core Filter
pg. 6 for attachment)
·Large x 1
·Medium x 2
·Small x 3
Pro Pad
pg. 8 for attachment) Page 5 Wednesday, June 25, 2003 2:02 PM