DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
AUTOMATIC DEMONSTRATION 5
Basic Recording For Video .................... 14
Basic Recording For
Digital Still Camera (D.S.C.) ................ 17
Basic Recording For Video And D.S.C. ...... 18
Advanced Features For
Video And D.S.C. ............................. 21
Basic Playback For Video ..................... 31
Advanced Features For Video ................ 32
Basic Playback For D.S.C. ..................... 34
Advanced Features For D.S.C. ............... 36
Basic Connections .............................. 40
Advanced Connections ......................... 42
Dubbing To A VCR ............................. 44
Dubbing To A Video Unit
Equipped With A DV Connector ............ 45
Dubbing Images Stored In
The Built-in Memory To A Tape ............ 46
Dubbing Images Recorded On A Tape To
The Built-in Memory ......................... 47
USING THE REMOTE
Slow-Motion Playback, Frame-By-Frame
Playback and Playback Zoom .............. 50
Playback Special Effects ...................... 51
Random Assemble Editing .................... 52
For More Accurate Editing .................... 56
Audio Dubbing .................................. 58
Controls, Connectors And Indicators ........ 66
Indications ...................................... 68
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The camcorder illustrations appearing in this
instruction manual are of the GR-DVL200EG.
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
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. 66 72) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They contain extremely important information regarding the safe use of
You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 73 75 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.
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.)
This camcorder is designed
exclusively for the digital
video cassette. Only
be used with this unit.
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
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 dealer.
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 follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
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 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 (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.
SOME DO'S AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE USE
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.
read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
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.
consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your
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
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!
·AC Power Adapter/
·Remote Control Unit
The CD ROM contains the following
3 software programmes:
· JLIP Video Capture
· JLIP Video Producer
· Picture Navigator
·PC Connection Cable
(ø3.5 mini-plug to
One plug has 3 rings around
the pin, and the other has
1 ring around the pin.
· Shoulder Strap
to the camcorder)
·AAA (R03) Battery x 2
(for remote control unit)
·Core Filter x 1
(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 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.