DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION 5
Basic Recording For Video .................... 16
Basic Recording For
Digital Still Camera (D.S.C.) ................ 20
Basic Recording For Video And D.S.C. ...... 22
Advanced Features For
Video And D.S.C. ............................. 24
Basic Playback For Video ..................... 44
Advanced Features For Video ................ 46
Basic Playback For D.S.C. ..................... 48
Advanced Features For D.S.C. ............... 50
Basic Connections .............................. 58
Advanced Connections ......................... 60
Dubbing Images/Sounds Recorded
On A Tape To Another Tape ................. 62
Digital Dubbing Of Recorded
Images/Sounds Between Tapes ........... 64
Dubbing Images Stored In A
MultiMediaCard To A Tape .................. 66
Dubbing Images Recorded
On A Tape To A MultiMediaCard ........... 67
USING THE REMOTE
Slow-Motion Playback, Frame-By-Frame
Playback and Playback Zoom .............. 70
Playback Special Effects ...................... 71
Random Assemble Editing .................... 72
For More Accurate Editing .................... 76
Audio Dubbing .................................. 78
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........ 86
Indications ...................................... 88
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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.
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. 86 91) 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 93 95 before use.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
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.
Connection to the mains supply in the United
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
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:
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the
terminal identifications of your plug, connect as
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
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-V607U/V615U/V628U
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.)
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or
on a shelf, make sure that is 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
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
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
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be
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 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 suscepti-
ble 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 (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 damage.
This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette 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.)
·AC Power Adapter/Charger
AA-V67EG or AA-V67EK
·Remote Control Unit
The CD ROM contains the
following 7 software programs:
· JLIP Video Capture
· JLIP Video Producer
· Picture Navigator (for Windows®)
· Picture Navigator (for Macintosh®)
· Mr. Photo
·R03 (AAA) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
·PC Connection Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to
·Editing Cable (One plug
has 3 rings around the pin,
and the other has 1 ring
around the pin.)
·Battery Pack BN-V607U
·MultiMediaCard (4 MB)
(Already inserted in the camcorder)
·Lens Protector (Already
attached to the camcorder)
·JLIP Cable (Both plugs have
3 rings around the pin.)
·Core Filter x 2
(for an optional external
microphone and headphones)
·Core Filter (for optional
DV cable, GR-DVL9700 only)
· Cable Adapter
Automatic Demonstration takes place when "DEMO. MODE"
is set to "ON" (factory-preset).
Available when the Power Switch is set to "
" or "
no cassette is in the camcorder.
Performing any operation during the demonstration stops the
demonstration temporarily. If no operation is performed for
more than 1 minute after that, the demonstration will resume.
"DEMO. MODE" remains "ON" even if the camcorder power
is turned off.
To cancel Automatic Demonstration, set the Power Switch to
" and press MENU/BRIGHT twice 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 Core Filters
Attach the provided Core Filters to an optional DV cable (GR-DVL9700 only), external microphone or
headphones. Core Filters reduce 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 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.
External microphone and
headphones: wind once
DV cable: wind twice