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CAMCORDER

Detailed User Guide

GZ-E10
GZ-E15

LYT2432-007A
Releasing Protection of All Files ......................................... 44
Table of Contents
Copying
Beginner’s Guide ........................................................... 4 Dubbing Files to a Disc by Connecting to a DVD Recorder ... 45
Charging .................................................................................. 4 Creating a Disc Using a Connected Blu-ray Recorder ........... 45
Recording ................................................................................ 4 Copying to Windows PC ........................................................ 46
Playback .................................................................................. 4 Verifying System Requirements (Guideline) ....................... 46
Shooting Tips ........................................................................... 4 Installing the Provided Software (Built-in) ........................... 47
Holiday Season/Christmas ...................................................... 5 Backing Up All Files ........................................................... 48
Wedding .................................................................................. 6 Organizing Files ................................................................. 49
Travel ....................................................................................... 7 Recording Videos to Discs ................................................. 50
Amusement Park ..................................................................... 9 Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software ........... 51
List of Files and Folders ..................................................... 53
Getting Started Copying to Mac Computer ..................................................... 54
Key Features ......................................................................... 10
Verifying the Accessories ...................................................... 11 Menu Settings
Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................... 12 Operating the Menu ............................................................... 55
Grip Adjustment ..................................................................... 13 Recording Menu (Video) ........................................................ 56
Using as a Hand Strap ....................................................... 13 FACE PRIORITY AE/AF ..................................................... 56
Inserting an SD Card ............................................................. 14 DIS ..................................................................................... 56
Types of Usable SD Card ................................................... 14 GAIN UP ............................................................................ 57
Turning On the Unit ................................................................ 15 WIND CUT ......................................................................... 57
Clock Setting ......................................................................... 16 TIME-LAPSE RECORDING ............................................... 57
Resetting the Clock ............................................................ 17 AUTO REC ........................................................................ 57
Changing the Display Language ............................................ 18 VIDEO QUALITY ................................................................ 58
Holding this Unit .................................................................... 18 ZOOM ................................................................................ 58
Tripod Mounting .................................................................... 18 ZOOM MIC ........................................................................ 59
Using this Unit Overseas ....................................................... 19 CLOCK ADJUST ................................................................ 59
Charging the Battery Pack Overseas ................................. 19 Manual Settings Menu ........................................................... 60
Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling ................. 19 SCENE SELECT ................................................................ 60
Setting Daylight Saving Time ............................................. 20 FOCUS .............................................................................. 60
Optional Accessories ............................................................. 20 BRIGHTNESS ADJUST ..................................................... 60
WHITE BALANCE .............................................................. 60
Recording BACKLIGHT COMP. .......................................................... 60
TELE MACRO .................................................................... 60
Taking Videos in Intelligent Auto Mode .................................. 21 Playback Menu (Video) .......................................................... 61
Zooming ............................................................................. 22 DISPLAY DATE/TIME ........................................................ 62
Manual Recording ................................................................. 23 DELETE ............................................................................. 62
Scene Selection ................................................................. 24 PROTECT/CANCEL .......................................................... 62
Adjusting Focus Manually .................................................. 25 SEARCH DATE .................................................................. 62
Adjusting Brightness .......................................................... 26 PLAYBACK OTHER FILE .................................................. 62
Setting White Balance ........................................................ 27 K2 TECHNOLOGY ............................................................ 62
Setting Backlight Compensation ........................................ 28 CLOCK ADJUST ................................................................ 63
Taking Close-up Shots ....................................................... 28 ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ..................................................... 63
Capturing Human Subjects Clearly (Face Detection AE/AF) . 29 Display Settings Menu ........................................................... 64
Reducing Camera Shake ....................................................... 30 LANGUAGE ....................................................................... 64
Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING) ............. 31 DATE DISPLAY STYLE ..................................................... 64
Recording Automatically by Sensing Movements (AUTO REC) MONITOR BRIGHTNESS .................................................. 65
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Basic Settings Menu .............................................................. 66
Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power ............................ 33
DEMO MODE .................................................................... 66
OPERATION SOUND ........................................................ 67
Playback AUTO POWER OFF ........................................................... 67
Playing Back Videos .............................................................. 35 QUICK RESTART .............................................................. 68
Playing a Video with Defective Management Information ... 36 UPDATE ............................................................................ 68
Searching for a Specific Video ............................................... 36 PC SOFTWARE UPDATE ................................................. 68
Date Search ....................................................................... 37 FACTORY PRESET ........................................................... 68
Connecting to and Viewing on TV .......................................... 37 Connection Settings Menu .................................................... 69
Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector .......................... 38 DISPLAY ON TV ................................................................ 69
Connecting via the AV Connector ...................................... 39 VIDEO OUTPUT ................................................................ 69
HDMI OUTPUT .................................................................. 70
HDMI CONTROL ............................................................... 70
Editing Media Settings Menu ............................................................. 71
Deleting Unwanted Files ........................................................ 40 FORMAT SD CARD ........................................................... 71
Deleting the Currently Displayed File ................................. 40
Deleting Selected Files ...................................................... 41
Names of Parts
Deleting All Files ................................................................ 42
Protecting Files ...................................................................... 42 Front ...................................................................................... 72
Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed Rear ....................................................................................... 72
File .................................................................................. 42 Bottom ................................................................................... 73
Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files .............. 43 Interior ................................................................................... 73
Protecting All Files ............................................................. 44 LCD Monitor .......................................................................... 74

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Indications on the LCD monitor
Video Recording .................................................................... 74
Video Playback ...................................................................... 75

Troubleshooting
When the unit is not working properly .................................... 75
Battery Pack .......................................................................... 76
Recording .............................................................................. 76
Card ....................................................................................... 77
Playback ................................................................................ 77
Editing/Copying ..................................................................... 78
Computer ............................................................................... 78
Screen/Image ........................................................................ 79
Other Problems ..................................................................... 79
Error Message? ..................................................................... 80

Maintenance ................................................................. 81

Specifications ............................................................... 82

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Beginner’s Guide

o [Getting Ready]
Charging A Open your feet to the width of your shoulders.
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed B Extend your right hand and hold the camcorder over your head.
User Guide. C Hold the LCD monitor with your left hand and adjust the angle
accordingly.
Recording Caution :
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed 0 Use this way of shooting only as a last resort as it is difficult to achieve
User Guide. stable images.
0 Set to the wide angle as much as possible as the image will be prone to
camera shake.
Playback
0 Be considerate. Do not inconvenience the people around you.
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed
User Guide.
Squatting and Shooting at Eye Level
Shooting Tips

Basic Way to Hold a Camcorder


~ Recording Stable Images ~

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Staying low is a common position to take when shooting small children.
By recording from the eye level of the child, you can capture all his cute
expressions clearly.
o [Getting Ready]
A Kneel down with your left knee while keeping your right foot on the
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This is the standard way of shooting while standing up.
Be sure to master this basic technique in order to achieve stable images. ground.
B Place the elbow of your right arm, which is holding the camcorder, on
o [Getting Ready] your right knee.
A Open your feet to the width of your shoulders. C Hold the LCD monitor with your left hand and adjust the angle
B Keep the elbow of your right arm, which is holding the camcorder, close accordingly.
to your side.
C Hold the LCD monitor with your left hand and adjust the angle Panning
accordingly.
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed
User Guide.
Extending Your Hands to Shoot Use this method to shoot a wide angle of view.
~ High-Angle Shooting ~
o [Getting Ready]
A Shoot by rotating your body instead of moving your arms while keeping
the basic way of holding a camcorder as stated above.
B Stand facing the direction where the rotation will stop.
C Twist your upper body to the direction where recording will start.
D Press the start button and record for 2 seconds, then slowly twist back
your body to face the front.
Record for another 2 seconds while facing the front, then press the
stop button.
(The 90 degrees rotation should take about 5 seconds, giving the
feeling of a slow motion.)
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Extend your hand when your subject is being hidden behind a crowd of
people.

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Useful Shooting Techniques

Holiday Season/Christmas Finding the Presents

Record the happy Christmas celebration with your family!


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For children, the greatest joy of Christmas is receiving presents the next
morning. Their expression of delight when finding a present next to their
Decorating the Tree and Preparing the Dinner
pillow is a recording opportunity not to be missed. Get ready to shoot before
The decoration of tree and preparation of dinner are part of the joy of the children wake up!
Christmas. Be sure to record these happy family times!
o Decorating the tree
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A tree is the most important thing to bring out the mood of Christmas.
Simply the scene of all family members engaging in the decorating of a fir
tree with various colorful ornaments is full of the feeling of happiness.
o Preparing the Dinner
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Record the scenes as everyone helps to prepare the feast of the night.
You can film the mother who is cooking, the children who are helping, and
of course, the process of making a cake!

Recording the Christmas Party


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After all preparations, it is finally the Christmas party itself. Not only should
you record the candle-blowing scene, but also the smiles of the family while
being surrounded by good food, or even the father who is slightly drunk from
champagne!

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Useful Shooting Techniques

Wedding Recording the Expressions and Comments of Guests

Create an awesome wedding video for the bride and groom!


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o Setting the shot from eye level to chest level

Discussing and Planning Before the Event

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You can record comments from the guest by going around asking, "Please
Before the day of the wedding reception, it is important to discuss with the say a few words for the bride and groom". This can be done at the guests'
bride and groom about various details such as the order of the ceremony waiting room, when the bride and groom are changing, or during the
and whether there are any entertainment programs or change of clothes. By entertainment programs.
understanding the preferences of the bride and groom, you will be able to
shoot more appropriately. Advanced Operation with Two Camcorders
o Finding out the route of entrance If video-editing is to be done, record using two camcorders so that a video
with varying scenes can be created. You can try asking a close friend who
has a camcorder at home. Set the borrowed camcorder on a tripod to focus
on taking close-up shots of the bride and groom. In this way, the other
camcorder can be moved around to record other scenes, enabling an
interesting video with changing scenes to be created through editing and
compilation. As most people own at least a digital camera nowadays, even
if you are really unable to find an extra camcorder, inserting still pictures to
the video at various points is also a good way to add variety. Do give it a try!
o <Camcorder 1>
Closing up on the bride and groom all the time
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The highlight of a wedding reception is the entrance of the bride and groom.
Find out which door they will enter from and the route they will take from the
person-in-charge of the wedding hall in advance. Set up the tripod at a place
where you can follow the couple using zoom without having to move around.
o Number of times and timing of clothes-changing
Find out the timing of any changing of clothes so as to capture the scene well
when the bride and groom enter again.
You can also make use the time while the bride and groom are changing to
record comments of well wishes from the guests.
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Finding the Right Angle to Capture Both Bride and Groom o <Camcorder 2>
Recording the congratulatory messages from friends at the
o Composing the picture with the groom in front and the same time
guests at the back
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The main characters of a wedding are of course the bride and groom. Record
their expressions clearly during the toast, speech, entertainment programs,
and other scenes. Another recommendation is to capture the face shots of
the guests, then pan towards the groom. Picture composition containing the
crowd of guests only lacks fun, so be sure to pay attention to the shooting
angle and size.

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Useful Shooting Techniques

o Battery Charger
Travel
Capture all the good times of your domestic or overseas trips!
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Recording cannot be performed when an AC adapter is connected to the
Bringing the Necessary Equipment camcorder for battery charging.
You can bring an additional battery charger to charge battery packs if you
The necessary things to bring on a trip depends on your traveling purpose plan to use the camcorder for recording at night. You can also charge
and the destination. For overseas trips in particular, you have to think about multiple battery packs by using both the battery charger and this camcorder
what to bring in accordance to the local conditions. Here are some at the same time.
suggestions for your consideration.
o Tripod
o Camcorder
Think about how many hours of shooting you will usually perform in a day.
Be sure to prepare enough recording medium especially for long overseas
trips.
If you are recording in SD cards, get ready the sufficient number of cards,
including some for backup.
o Battery Pack
Prepare a battery pack that is ready for double the expected recording time
in a day. For example, if you plan to record for 2 hours a day, prepare a
battery pack that is ready for 4 hours (actual recording time).
For a day trip, you can prepare a battery with low capacity but for a long trip,
do prepare a few batteries with high capacities.
o AC Adapter
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A tripod is an essential item to take stable images. Select an appropriate
The JVC AC adapter supports voltages from 110 V to 240 V, and hence can tripod in accordance to your purpose and style of traveling, such as a
be used anywhere in the world. compact one to be used on a table or one that is at least 1 m tall.
Bring along the adapter if you are traveling for a long time. Charge the battery
pack while sleeping so that you can record with full battery power the next
day. Recording the Excitement Before Departure
It may be a little abrupt to start your travel video at the destination suddenly.
o Power Plug Adapter
Record also the preparations prior to departure if it is a family trip, or the time
when everyone is gathered at the meeting place if you are traveling with your
friends. For overseas trips, taking a shot of the signs and displays at the
airport of the flight you are taking may be useful for future reference.
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The shape of the power plug varies according to countries. Be sure to check
the shape of the power plug beforehand, and bring the appropriate power
plug adapter.
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“Charging the Battery Pack Overseas” (A p. 19)
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Useful Shooting Techniques

Using Pan at the Places of Interest


Tourists spots with beautiful scenery or historical sites are places that you
would certainly want to record. To capture the magnificence of a scene which
cannot be fitted into a single frame, try the panning technique. Refer to
“Shooting Tips” found in the “Beginner’s Guide” on this website on how to
use panning effectively. In addition, you may also like to take a shot of the
signs or monuments that can often be found at the tourist spots.
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Showing Everyone Having a Good Time
When taking a video, it is rather dull to shoot only the scenery or historical
sites. Talk about your feelings while recording the breath-taking scenery of
an attraction so that it will be an interesting scene to view later.

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Useful Shooting Techniques

o <Without backlight compensation>


Amusement Park
Take more shots of the smiling faces of everyone in the family!

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o <With backlight compensation>
Taking Videos of Moving Subjects

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Scenarios with changes in body movement are suitable for taking videos.
This includes situations where there are rapid changes in facial expressions
or voices of surprise and delight.
*Some amusement parks do not allow passengers to perform any recording.
Be sure to check beforehand.
0 [Examples] Merry-go-round, go kart, coffee cup, etc.

Inducing Responses by Calling Out


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Videos with no waving of hands nor laughter are not only dull when you view
them later, but also put the capability of the audio-recording function of the
camcorder to a waste. When recording, induce more reactions by
enthusiastically waving your hands or shouting out "Is it fun?" and the like.

Advanced Operation with Backlight Compensation


It is useful to make use of backlight compensation when the subject's face
is in backlight or when the expression cannot be seen clearly.
Increase the brightness of the whole image by setting “BACKLIGHT COMP.”
if the faces appear too dark. Even the expressions of faces under shadows
can be captured brightly and clearly.
“Setting Details” (A p. 28)

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Getting Started

Key Features
Key features of your camcorder
1 Full High Definition (1920×1080 pixels) Video Recording
2 i.AUTO (Intelligent Auto Recording): Detects 12 types of pre-set scenes
3 Digital Image Stabilizer
4 40x Optical Zoom
5 Auto Recording: Automatically starts recording when subject enters the
detecting area
6 Time-lapse Recording: Watch long hours of recording in a few seconds
7 HDMI, USB, and AV Out connectors

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Getting Started

Verifying the Accessories


If any of the items are missing or defective, consult your JVC dealer or the nearest JVC service center.

Illustration Description

AC Adapter
AC-V10M
0 Connects to this unit to charge the battery pack.
It can also be used when recording or playing back videos indoors.
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Power Cord
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Battery Pack
BN-VG108E
0 Attaches to this unit to supply power.
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AV Cable
0 Connects this unit to a TV to play back recorded images on the TV.
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USB Cable
(Type A - Mini Type B)
0 Connects this unit to a computer.
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Basic User Guide
0 Read well and keep in a safe place where it can be accessed easily when necessary.
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Memo :
0 SD cards are sold separately.
“Types of Usable SD Card” (A p. 14)
0 When using the AC adapter overseas, please prepare a commercially available converter plug for the country or region of visit.
“Charging the Battery Pack Overseas” (A p. 19)

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Getting Started

Charging the Battery Pack Memo :


0 You can connect this unit to the AC adapter to record for long hours
Charge the battery pack immediately after purchase and when the remaining indoors.
battery power is low. (Battery charging begins when the LCD monitor is closed.)
The battery pack is not charged at the time of purchase.
1 Attach the battery pack.
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0 Align the top of the battery with the mark on this unit, and slide in until
the battery clicks into place.
2 Connect the AC adapter to the DC connector.
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3 Plug in the power.
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0 The charging lamp blinks when charging is in progress.
It goes out when charging is finished.

Caution :
Be sure to use JVC battery packs.
0 If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and
performance cannot be guaranteed.
0 Charging time: Approx. 2 h 20 m (using supplied battery pack)
The charging time is when the unit is used at 25°C. If the battery pack is
charged outside the room temperature range of 10°C to 35°C, charging
may take a longer time or it may not start.
The recordable and playable time may also be shortened under some
usage conditions such as at low temperature.
Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
0 If you use any other AC adapters besides the supplied AC adapter,
malfunctions may occur.
0 You can record or play back videos while the AC adapter is connected.
(Battery charging cannot be performed during recording or playback.)
Remove the battery when the unit is to be used for a long time.
Performance of the battery may drop if it is left attached to the unit.

Rechargeable Batteries:
0 When using the battery in a low temperature environment (10°C or below),
the operating time may be shortened, or it may not function properly. When
using this unit outdoors in the winter weather, warm the battery, such as
by placing it in the pocket, before attaching it. (Keep away from direct
contact with a warm pack.)
0 Do not expose the battery to excessive heat, such as direct sunlight or fire.
0 After removing the battery, store it in a dry place between 15°C to 25°C.
0 Keep a 30 % battery level (X) if the battery pack is not to be used for a
long period of time. In addition, fully charge and then fully discharge the
battery pack every 6 months, then continue to store it at a 30 % battery
level (X).

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Getting Started

Detaching the Battery Pack Grip Adjustment

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A Open the lever on the strap lock
B Adjust the length of the belt
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0 Slide the battery release lever to detach the battery from this unit.
C Close the lever

Approximate Battery Charging Time (Using AC Adapter) Caution :


0 Be sure to fasten the grip belt properly.
Battery Pack Charging Time If the belt is loose, this unit may drop and result in injuries or damages.

BN-VG108E 2 h 20 m
(Supplied) Using as a Hand Strap
Adjust the length of the belt and loop it around your wrist.
BN-VG114E 2 h 30 m

BN-VG121E 3 h 30 m

BN-VG138E 6 h 10 m

0 When the battery life is reached, the recording time becomes shorter even
if the battery pack is fully charged.
(Replace the battery pack with a new one.)
* The charging time is when the unit is used at 25°C. If the battery pack is
charged outside the room temperature range of 10°C to 35°C, charging may
take a longer time or it may not start. The recordable and playable time may
also be shortened under some usage conditions such as at low temperature.
“Approximate Recording Time (Using Battery)” (A p. 34)
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Getting Started

Inserting an SD Card Removing the Card


Push the SD card inward once, then pull it out straight.
Insert a commercially available SD card before recording.
“Types of Usable SD Card” (A p. 14)
“Approximate Video Recording Time” (A p. 34)

1 Close the LCD monitor.

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2 Open the cover. Types of Usable SD Card
The following SD cards can be used on this unit.
Operations are confirmed on the SD cards from the following manufacturers.
0 Panasonic
0 TOSHIBA
0 SanDisk

SD Card
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3 Insert an SD card.

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0 Use a Class 4 or higher compatible SDHC card (2 GB).
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0 Insert with the label facing outward. SDHC Card

Warning
0 Make sure not to insert the SD card in the wrong direction.
It may cause damage to the unit and SD card.
0 Turn off the power of this unit before inserting or removing an SD card.
0 Do not touch the metal contact area when inserting the SD card.

Memo :
0 To use SD cards that have been used on other devices, it is necessary to
format (initialize) the SD card using “FORMAT SD CARD” from media
settings.
“FORMAT SD CARD” (A p. 71)
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0 Use a Class 4 or higher compatible SDHC card (4 GB to 32 GB).

SDXC Card
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0 Use a Class 4 or higher compatible SDXC card (Max. 64 GB).
Memo :
0 Using SD cards (including SDHC/SDXC cards) other than those specified
above may result in recording failure or data loss.

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Getting Started

This unit is not guaranteed to operate with all SD cards, even when using
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the ones specified above. Some SD cards may not work due to
Turning On the Unit
specification changes, etc. You can turn the power of this unit on/off by opening or closing the LCD
0 To record videos with “VIDEO QUALITY” set to “UXP”, use of a Class 6 or monitor.
higher compliant SDHC/SDXC card is recommended.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
0 Class 4 and Class 6 are guaranteed to have a minimum transfer rate of 4
MB/s and 6 MB/s respectively during reading or writing of data.
0 You can also use a Class 10 compliant SDHC/SDXC card.
0 To protect the data, do not touch the terminals of the SD card.
0 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard
SDHC/SDXC cards.
UHS Speed Class is not supported.

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0 The unit turns on.
When your computer cannot recognize the SDXC card
0 When the LCD monitor is closed, the unit turns off.
Confirm and update the OS of your computer.

Windows XP / Necessary to update to SP2 or higher.


Windows XP SP1

Windows XP SP2 / Necessary to download the update software.


Windows XP SP3 (KB955704)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/
details.aspx?FamilyID=1cbe3906-ddd1-4ca2-
b727-c2dff5e30f61&displaylang=en

Windows Vista Necessary to update to SP1 or higher.

Mac OS Not compatible.

Windows XP / Necessary to update to SP2 or higher.


Windows XP
SP1

Windows XP Necessary to download the update software.


SP2 / Windows (KB955704)
XP SP3 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
FamilyID=1cbe3906-ddd1-4ca2-b727-
c2dff5e30f61&displaylang=en

Windows Vista Necessary to update to SP1 or higher.

Windows Vista Necessary to download the upgrade software.


SP1 / Windows (KB975823)
Vista SP2 0 32 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=2d1abe01-0942-4f8a-
abb2-2ad529de00a1
0 64 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=7d54c53f-017c-4ea5-
ae08-34c3452ba315

Windows 7 Necessary to download the upgrade software.


(KB976422)
0 32 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=3ee91fc2-a9bc-4ee1-
aca3-2a9aff5915ea
0 64 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=73f766dd-7127-4445-
b860-47084587155f

Mac OS X 10.4 Not compatible.


Tiger / Mac OS X
10.5 Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 Necessary to upgrade to 10.6.5.


Snow Leopard

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Getting Started

Clock Setting 0 When using this unit overseas, you can set it to the local time for recording.
“Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling” (A p. 19)
The “SET DATE/TIME!” screen appears when you turn on this unit for the 0 “SET DATE/TIME!” is displayed when you turn on this unit after it has not
first time after purchase, when it has not been used for a long time, or when been used for a prolonged period.
the clock is not set yet. Connect the AC adapter for more than 24 hours to charge the internal clock
Set the clock before recording. battery of this unit before setting the clock.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Open the LCD monitor.
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0 The unit turns on.
0 When the LCD monitor is closed, the unit turns off.
2 Select “YES” and press OK when “SET DATE/TIME!” is displayed.
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3 Set the date and time.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to adjust the setting value and press OK to
confirm it. The cursor moves to the next item.
0 Repeat this step to input the year, month, day, hour, and minute.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
4 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to select the region where you live and press
OK.
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0 The city name and time difference are displayed.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
Memo :
0 The clock can be reset again later.
“Resetting the Clock” (A p. 17)

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Getting Started

Resetting the Clock


Set the clock with “CLOCK ADJUST” from the menu.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

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0 The city name and time difference are displayed.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “CLOCK ADJUST” and press OK.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
3 Select “CLOCK SETTING” and press OK.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
4 Set the date and time.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to adjust the setting value and press OK to
confirm it. The cursor moves to the next item.
0 Repeat this step to input the year, month, day, hour, and minute.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
5 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to select the region where you live and press
OK.

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Getting Started

Changing the Display Language Holding this Unit


The language on the display can be changed. When holding this unit, keep your elbows close to your sides to prevent
Memo : camera shake.
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “DISPLAY SETTINGS” and press OK.

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Caution :
0 Be careful not to drop this unit during transportation.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor. 0 Guardians should pay close attention when this unit is being used by
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU. children.

3 Select “LANGUAGE” and press OK. Memo :


0 If camera shake is excessive, use the image stabilizer.
“Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 30)

Tripod Mounting
This unit can be mounted on a tripod (or monopod). This is useful for
preventing camera shake and recording from the same position.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
4 Select the desired language and press OK.
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0 To prevent this unit from falling off, check the tripod mounting screw holes
and positioning holes on the unit carefully before mounting, and turn the
screws until they are fastened firmly.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU. Caution :
0 To prevent injuries or damages which may result if this unit falls off, read
the instruction manual of the tripod (or monopod) to be used and make
sure that it is securely attached.
Memo :
0 It is recommended to use a tripod or monopod when recording in
conditions prone to camera shake (such as in dark places or when zoomed
to the telephoto end).
0 Set the image stabilizer to b (OFF) when using a tripod for recording.
“Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 30)

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Getting Started

Using this Unit Overseas Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling
Change the date and time display to the local time by selecting your travel
The shape of the power outlet varies according to countries and regions.
destination in “AREA SETTING” of “CLOCK ADJUST”.
To charge the battery pack, you need a converter plug that matches the
Restore the region settings after you returned from the trip.
shape of the outlet.
“Charging the Battery Pack Overseas” (A p. 19) Memo :
Change the date and time display to the local time by selecting your travel To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
destination in “AREA SETTING” of “CLOCK ADJUST”. or DOWN/>.
“Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling” (A p. 19)
When “ON” is selected in “DST SETTING” of “CLOCK ADJUST”, the time is
set 1 hour ahead.
“Setting Daylight Saving Time” (A p. 20)

Charging the Battery Pack Overseas


The shape of the power outlet varies according to countries and regions.
To charge the battery pack, you need a converter plug that matches the

.
shape of the outlet. 1 Press MENU.

.
2 Select “CLOCK ADJUST” and press OK.

.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
3 Select “AREA SETTING” and press OK.
.
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
4 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to select the area you are traveling to and press
OK.
.
0 The city name and time difference are displayed.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
Memo :
0 Setting “AREA SETTING” changes the clock time such that time difference
is accounted for.
After returning to your country, re-select the region that was set initially to
restore the original clock settings.

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Getting Started

Setting Daylight Saving Time Optional Accessories


When “ON” is selected in “DST SETTING” of “CLOCK ADJUST”, the time is
You can record for a longer time by using the optional battery pack.
set 1 hour ahead.
Memo : Product Name Description
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>. Battery Pack 0 Provides a longer recording time than the battery
0 BN-VG114E pack that comes with this unit. It can also be used
0 BN-VG121E as a spare battery pack.

Battery Charger 0 Enables the battery pack to be charged without


0 AA-VG1 using this unit.

HDMI Mini Cable 0 For viewing in high picture quality.


0 VX-HD310 Transmits video, audio, and control signals
.
0
1 Press MENU. 0 VX-HD315 between devices.
0 VX-HD320
0 VX-HD330

Memo :
0 For more information, refer to the catalog.
.
2 Select “CLOCK ADJUST” and press OK.
Approximate Recording Time (Using Battery)

Battery Pack Actual Recording Continuous


Time Recording Time

BN-VG108E 40 m 1h5m
(Supplied)

BN-VG114E 1 h 15 m 2 h 10 m

BN-VG121E 1 h 55 m 3 h 15 m
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
BN-VG138E 3 h 20 m 5 h 45 m
3 Select “DST SETTING” and press OK.
0 The above are values when “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” is set to “3”
(standard).
0 The actual recording time may be shorter if zooming is used or if recording
is stopped repeatedly.
(It is recommended to prepare battery packs ready for three times the
expected recording time.)
0 When the battery life is reached, the recording time becomes shorter even
if the battery pack is fully charged.
(Replace the battery pack with a new one.)
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
4 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to set daylight saving time and press OK.
.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
Memo :
0 What is daylight saving time?
Daylight saving time is the system of setting the clock 1 hour ahead for a
fixed period in summer.
It is used mainly in the Western countries.
0 Restore the daylight saving time settings after you returned from the trip.

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Recording

Taking Videos in Intelligent Auto Mode Indications During Video Recording

You can record without worrying about the setting details by using the Intelligent
Auto mode. Settings such as exposure and focus will be adjusted automatically
to suit the shooting conditions.
0 In case of specific shooting scenes such as person etc., its icon is displayed
on the screen.
0 Before recording an important scene, it is recommended to conduct a trial
recording.
Memo :

.
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< or Display Icon Description
DOWN/>.
Recording Mode Press the i.AUTO button to switch the recording mode
between P (Intelligent Auto) and H (Manual).

Video Quality Displays the icon of the “VIDEO QUALITY” setting


selected in the recording menu.
“VIDEO QUALITY” (A p. 58)

Remaining Displays the remaining time for video recording.


. Recording Time
1 Open the lens cover. b Appears when video recording is in progress.
Recording in
Progress

a Appears when video recording is paused.


Record-Standby

Scene Counter Displays the elapsed time of the video that is currently
(Recorded Time) being recorded.
.
Recording Media Displays the icon of the recording media.
2 Open the LCD monitor.
Battery Indicator Displays the approximate remaining battery power.
Details of the battery power can be displayed by
pressing the OK/INFO button.
“Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power”
(A p. 33)

Image Stabilizer Displays the image stabilizer setting.


“Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 30)
.
0 The unit turns on and the video mode icon appears.
3 Check if the recording mode is Intelligent Auto.

.
0 If the mode is H Manual, press the i.AUTO button to switch.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
press.
4 Start recording.

.
0 Press again to stop.
Memo :
0 Depending on the subject and shooting conditions, recording may not be
performed properly even in the Intelligent Auto mode.

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Recording

o Scenes of Intelligent Auto Useful Settings for Recording


Display Icon Description 0 When “QUICK RESTART” is set to “ON”, this unit turns on immediately if you
open the LCD monitor within 5 minutes after the power is turned off by closing
E Captures one’s skin beautifully. the monitor.
“QUICK RESTART” (A p. 68)
A Allows people to be captured naturally.
0 When “AUTO POWER OFF” is set to “ON”, this unit turns itself off automatically
Focuses at a far distance and captures a sharp image to conserve power when it is not operated for 5 minutes. (only when using the
D
with vivid colors. battery pack)
“AUTO POWER OFF” (A p. 67)
I Records with minimal noise in the overall image. 0 When “FACE PRIORITY AE/AF” is set to “ON” (default setting), this unit
detects faces and automatically adjusts its brightness and focus to record the
B Allows night scenes to be captured accurately with faces more clearly.
minimal noise in the overall image.
“Capturing Human Subjects Clearly (Face Detection AE/AF)” (A p. 29)
J Prevents colors from fading even when recording in Caution :
a bright environment. 0 Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight.
G Records while focusing on a near object. 0 Do not use this unit in the rain, snow, or places with high humidity like the
bathroom.
H Reproduces the green color of trees vividly. 0 Do not use this unit in places subject to excessive humidity or dust, as well as
places exposed to steam or smoke directly.
F Reproduces the colors of sunset naturally. 0 Do not remove the battery pack, AC adapter, or SD card when the access
lamp is lighted. The recorded data may become unreadable.
C Adjusts settings so that the subject does not appear
0 This unit is a microcomputer-controlled device. Electrostatic discharge,
too dark due to backlight.
external noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
K Allows people to be captured naturally with minimal functioning properly. In such a case, turn off the power, then remove the AC
noise in the overall image. adapter and battery pack. This unit will be reset.
0 Make a backup of important recorded data.
L Records while focusing on a near object even in a dark It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other
environment. recording media for storage.
JVC will not be responsible for any lost data.
Memo : Memo :
0 Scenes can be detected according to the shooting conditions and 0 Check the remaining recording time in the media before you start shooting. If
automatically adjusted in Intelligent Auto mode. there is not enough space, move (copy) the data to a computer or disc.
0 Some functions may not work properly depending on the shooting conditions. 0 Do not forget to make copies after recording!
0 Recording stops automatically as it cannot be performed for 12 or more
consecutive hours according to specifications.
(It may take some time to resume recording.)
0 For long recordings, the file is split into two or more files if the size exceeds 4
GB.
0 You can connect this unit to the AC adapter to record for long hours indoors.
0 When there are many files in the media, it may take time for them to be
displayed on the playback screen. Wait for a while as the access lamp appears
blinking, which indicates normal operation.
0 Depending on the shooting conditions, the four corners of the screen may
appear dark, but this is not a malfunction. In this case, change the shooting
conditions by moving the zoom lever, etc.

Zooming
The angle of view can be adjusted using zoom.
0 Use the W end (wide angle end) to shoot a wider field of view.
0 Use the T end (telephoto end) to magnify the subject for shooting.
.
Memo :
0 When digital zoom is used, the image becomes grainy as it is digitally
enlarged.
0 The zoom ratio range can be changed.
“ZOOM” (A p. 58)

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Recording

Manual Recording Manual Recording Menu


The following items can be set.
You can adjust settings, such as brightness, by using the manual mode.
Memo : Name Description
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>. SCENE SELECT 0 Recordings that suit the shooting conditions
can be performed easily.
“Scene Selection” (A p. 24)

FOCUS 0 Use manual focus if the subject is not


focused automatically.
“Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)

BRIGHTNESS 0 Overall brightness on the screen can be


.
ADJUST adjusted.
1 Open the lens cover.
0 Use this when recording in a dark or bright
location.
“Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 26)

WHITE BALANCE 0 Overall color on the screen can be adjusted.


0 Use this when the color on the screen
appears differently from the actual color.
“Setting White Balance” (A p. 27)
.
2 Open the LCD monitor. BACKLIGHT COMP. 0 Corrects the image when the subject
appears dark due to backlight.
0 Use this when shooting against the light.
“Setting Backlight Compensation” (A p. 28)

TELE MACRO 0 Use this to take close-up (macro) shots of the


subject.
“Taking Close-up Shots” (A p. 28)
.
3 Select the Manual recording mode.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch
to H Manual.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
press.
4 Start recording.
.
0 Press again to stop.
0 For details on the various manual settings, refer to “Manual Recording
Menu”.
Memo :
0 The manual settings are displayed only in the manual mode.

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Recording

*The image is only an impression.


Scene Selection
Common scenes that are often encountered can be recorded with the most Setting Effect
suitable settings.
Memo : b NIGHTALIVE Increases gain and brightens the scene
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< automatically using a slow shutter when the
or DOWN/>. surrounding is dark.
To prevent camera shake, use a tripod.
.
1 Select the Manual recording mode.

.
g SPOTLIGHT Prevents the human subject from appearing too
bright under light.

.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch Memo :
to H Manual.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every 0 All scenes of “SCENE SELECT” cannot be set during “TIME-LAPSE
press. RECORDING”.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “MANUAL SETTING” and press OK.
.
4 Select “SCENE SELECT” and press OK.
.
5 Select the scene and press OK.
.
0 After setting, press OK.

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Recording

Adjusting Focus Manually


Set this when the focus is not clear in Intelligent Auto or when manual
focusing is desired.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
0 Press UP/< to focus on a distant subject.
0 Press DOWN/> to focus on a near subject.
7 Press OK to confirm.
.
1 Select the Manual recording mode.

.
0 When focus is confirmed, the focusing frame disappears and E and
p are displayed. (The icons may appear blinking.)
Memo :
0 A subject that is focused at the telephoto (T) end remains in focus when
it is zoomed out to the wide angle (W) end.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch
to H Manual. 0 “FOCUS” cannot be set during “TIME-LAPSE RECORDING”.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
press.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “MANUAL SETTING” and press OK.
.
4 Select “FOCUS” and press OK.
.
5 Select “MANUAL” and press OK.
.
6 Adjust the focus with the UP/< and DOWN/> buttons.

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Recording

Adjusting Brightness
You can adjust the brightness to your preferred level.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
0 Compensation range during video recording: -2.0 to +2.0 EV
0 Press UP/< to increase the brightness.
0 Press DOWN/> to decrease the brightness.
7 Press OK to confirm.
.
1 Select the Manual recording mode.

.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch
to H Manual.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
press.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “MANUAL SETTING” and press OK.
.
4 Select “BRIGHTNESS ADJUST” and press OK.
.
5 Select “MANUAL” and press OK.
.
6 Select the brightness value with the UP/< and DOWN/> buttons.

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Recording

Setting White Balance


Setting Details
You can set the color tone to suit the light source.
Memo : AUTO Adjusts automatically to the natural colors.
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>. MWB Use this when the problem of unnatural colors is not
resolved.

FINE Set this when shooting outdoors on a sunny day.

CLOUD Set this when shooting on a cloudy day or inside a shade.

HALOGEN Set this when shooting under illumination such as a video


light.
.
1 Select the Manual recording mode. Using MWB

1 Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of the lens so that the white
paper fills the screen.
2 Select “MWB” and keep pressing OK.
0 The cursor blinks.
3 Release OK after the menu disappears.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch
to H Manual.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
press.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “MANUAL SETTING” and press OK.
.
4 Select “WHITE BALANCE” and press OK.
.
5 Select the white balance setting and press OK.
.
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Recording

Setting Backlight Compensation Taking Close-up Shots


You can correct the image when the subject appears too dark due to You can take close-up shots of an object using the tele macro function.
backlight.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
*The image is only an impression.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
.
1 Select the Manual recording mode.

.
1 Select the Manual recording mode.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch
to H Manual.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
press.
2 Press MENU.
.
0 If the mode is P Intelligent Auto, press the i.AUTO button to switch
to H Manual.
The mode changes between Intelligent Auto and Manual with every
.
press.
3 Select “MANUAL SETTING” and press OK.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “MANUAL SETTING” and press OK.
.
4 Select “BACKLIGHT COMP.” and press OK.
.
4 Select “TELE MACRO” and press OK.
.
5 Select “ON” and press OK.
.
5 Select “ON” and press OK.
.
0 After setting, the backlight icon l appears.

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Recording

Capturing Human Subjects Clearly (Face


Detection AE/AF)
“FACE PRIORITY AE/AF” automatically adjusts the detected face with
appropriate focus and brightness.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
.
0 After setting, the tele macro icon o appears.

Setting Details

OFF Enables close-up shots up to 1 m at the telephoto (T) end.


Enables close-up shots up to 5 cm at the wide angle (W) end.

ON Enables close-up shots up to 50 cm at the telephoto (T) end.

.
Enables close-up shots up to 5 cm at the wide angle (W) end. 1 Press MENU.

Caution :
0 When you are not taking close-up shots, set “TELE MACRO” to “OFF”.
Otherwise, the image may be blur.

.
2 Select “FACE PRIORITY AE/AF” and press OK.

.
3 Select “ON” and press OK.
.
4 Point the camera toward the human subject.
.
0 A frame appears around the face of the subject, and the focus and
brightness are automatically adjusted.
0 If multiple faces are detected, the face that is closest to the camera
will be focused.
5 Start recording.
.
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Recording

Caution : Reducing Camera Shake


0 When “FACE PRIORITY AE/AF” is set to “ON”, the following settings will
change. When the image stabilizer is set, camera shake during video recording can
- If “SCENE SELECT” is set to “SPOTLIGHT”, it will be switched to “OFF”. be effectively reduced.
- If “FOCUS” is set to “MANUAL”, it will be switched to “AUTO”. Memo :
- If “BACKLIGHT COMP.” is set to “ON”, it will be switched to “OFF”. To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
0 When the following settings are made, “FACE PRIORITY AE/AF” will or DOWN/>.
switch to “OFF”.
- When “SCENE SELECT” is set to “SPOTLIGHT”
- When “FOCUS” is set to “MANUAL”
- When “BACKLIGHT COMP.” is set to “ON”
Memo :
0 The camera is able to detect up to 16 faces.
0 Some faces may not be detected depending on the shooting environment.
If appropriate results cannot be obtained, record with “FACE PRIORITY

.
0
AE/AF” set to “OFF”. 1 Press MENU.

.
2 Select “DIS” (image stabilizer) and press OK.

.
3 Select “ON” or “ON (AIS)” to activate the image stabilizer and press OK.
.
Display Setting

b OFF Deactivates image stabilizer.

a ON Reduces camera shake under normal shooting


conditions.

c ON (AIS) Reduces camera shake more effectively when


shooting bright scenes on the wide angle end.
Only on the wide angle end (approx. 5x).
(A video mode only)

Memo :
0 It is recommended to set the image stabilizer to “OFF” when shooting a
subject of little movement with the unit on a tripod.
0 Complete stabilization may not be possible if camera shake is excessive.

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Recording

Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE Indications During Time-Lapse Recording


RECORDING)
Enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a long period to be
shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a certain interval.
This is useful for making observations such as the opening of a flower bud.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
.
1 Press MENU. Display Description

Speed Indicator Displays the recording interval that is set.

Video Quality Displays the icon of the video quality that is set.

Remaining Remaining time left to record with the currently


Recording Time selected video quality.
.
2 Select “TIME-LAPSE RECORDING” and press OK.
Recording in Appears when video recording is in progress.
Progress When in the power-saving mode, it blinks.

Record-Standby Appears when video recording is paused.

Actual Elapsed Displays the actual elapsed time after recording


Time starts.

Recorded Time Displays the actual recorded time of the video.


Recorded time increases in units of frames.
.
3 Select a recording interval (1 to 80 seconds) and press OK.
.
0 The greater the number of seconds, the longer the recording interval.
4 Start recording.
.
0 A frame is taken at intervals of the selected period.
0 When the recording interval is set to “20SEC INTERVAL” or higher,
this unit switches to the power-saving mode between recordings.
At the next point to record, the power-saving mode will be turned off
and recording will start automatically.
0 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording.

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Recording

Time-Lapse Setting Recording Automatically by Sensing


The greater the number of seconds, the longer the recording interval. Movements (AUTO REC)
Setting Details This function enables the unit to record automatically by sensing the changes
in subject's movement (brightness) within the red frame displayed on the
OFF Deactivates the function. LCD monitor. (AUTO REC)
Memo :
1SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 1-second intervals. To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
Recorded videos will be played back at 30 times or DOWN/>.
speed.

2SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 2-second intervals.


Recorded videos will be played back at 60 times
speed.

5SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 5-second intervals.


Recorded videos will be played back at 150 times
speed.

.
10SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 10-second intervals. 1 Compose the picture according to the subject.
Recorded videos will be played back at 300 times 0 Adjust the angle of view with the zoom, etc.
speed.
2 Press MENU.
20SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 20-second intervals.
Recorded videos will be played back at 600 times
speed.

40SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 40-second intervals.


Recorded videos will be played back at 1 200 times
speed.

.
3 Select “AUTO REC” and press OK.
80SEC INTERVAL Takes a frame at 80-second intervals.
Recorded videos will be played back at 2 400 times
speed.

Caution :
0 Audio cannot be recorded during time-lapse recording.
0 Zooming, face priority AE/AF, and image stabilizer are not available in
time-lapse recording.
0 When recording is stopped with the recorded time less than “0:00:00:14”
.
, the video will not be saved.
4 Select “ON” and press OK.
Memo :
0 Settings of time-lapse recording are not saved when the power is turned
off.
0 Recording stops automatically 99 hours after it is started.
0 Make use of a tripod and AC adapter for time-lapse recordings with long
intervals.
It is also recommended to fix the focus and white balance manually.
“Tripod Mounting” (A p. 18)
“Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)
“Setting White Balance” (A p. 27)
.
5 Recording starts automatically when the subject within the red frame
moves.
.
0 A red frame appears 2 seconds after the menu display disappears.
0 For video recording, recording continues while there are still
movements of the subject (changes in brightness) within the red
frame. When there are no more movements of the subject (changes
in brightness) within the red frame, recording will stop in 5 seconds.
0 To stop video recording manually, press the START/STOP button.
However, as the “AUTO REC” setting remains at “ON” even after the
video recording is stopped, recording starts again when movements
of the subject (changes in brightness) are detected within the red
frame. To cancel “AUTO REC”, set it to “OFF”.

Caution :

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Recording

0 Digital zoom and image stabilizer are not available after “AUTO REC” is Remaining Recording Time/Battery Power
set.
0 “AUTO REC” cannot be used together with “TIME-LAPSE RECORDING” You can check the remaining video recording time on the SD card as well
. When both are set, priority is given to “TIME-LAPSE RECORDING”. as the remaining battery power.
0 The auto power off and power-saving modes are not available after “AUTO Memo :
REC” is set. To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
Memo :
0 Recording stops when there are no changes for 5 seconds during video
recording.
0 Settings of “AUTO REC” are not saved when the power is turned off.
0 Recording may not start when the movements of the subject within the red
frame are too fast or the changes in brightness are too small.
0 Recording may start due to changes in brightness even if there is no
movement within the red frame.

.
0 While zooming, recording cannot be started.
1 Open the LCD monitor.

.
2 Press OK/INFO.

.
3 Display the remaining recording time.
.
0 To display the remaining battery power, press OK/INFO.
0 To exit the display, press MENU.
4 Display the remaining battery power.
.
0 To exit the display, press MENU.
0 Remaining battery power will not be displayed when the AC adapter
is connected.
Memo :
0 You can change the video quality from the remaining recording time
display.
Select the video quality with the UP/< and DOWN/> buttons and press
OK.

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Recording

Approximate Video Recording Time

Quality SDHC/SDXC Card

4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 48 GB 64 GB

UXP 20 m 40 m 1 h 20 m 2 h 50 m 4 h 10 m 5 h 40 m

XP 30 m 1h 2h 4h 6h 8 h 10 m

SP 40 m 1 h 20 m 2 h 50 m 5 h 50 m 8 h 30 m 11 h 30 m

EP 1 h 40 m 3 h 30 m 7 h 10 m 14 h 40 m 21 h 30 m 28 h 50 m

SSW * 1 h 20 m 2 h 40 m 5 h 30 m 11 h 20 m 16 h 40 m 22 h 20 m

SEW * 2 h 50 m 5 h 40 m 11 h 30 m 23 h 30 m 34 h 30 m 46 h 10 m

* GZ-E15
0 The actual recording time may shorten depending on the shooting environment.

Approximate Recording Time (Using Battery)

Battery Pack Actual Recording Time Continuous Recording Time

BN-VG108E 40 m 1h5m
(Supplied)

BN-VG114E 1 h 15 m 2 h 10 m

BN-VG121E 1 h 55 m 3 h 15 m

BN-VG138E 3 h 20 m 5 h 45 m

0 The above are values when “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” is set to “3” (standard).
0 The actual recording time may be shorter if zooming is used or if recording is stopped repeatedly.
(It is recommended to prepare battery packs ready for three times the expected recording time.)
0 Recording time may differ depending on the shooting environment and usage.

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Playback

Playing Back Videos Zoom N / Increases volume level Stop (returns to thumbnail
You can select and play back the recorded videos from an index screen Vol.+ display)
(thumbnail display).
Zoom O / Decreases volume level Stop (returns to thumbnail
Memo : Vol.- display)
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>. UP/<* Reverse search (speed Frame-by-frame playback
increases with each tap) in reverse direction

DOWN/>* Forward search (speed Frame-by-frame playback


increases with each tap) in forward direction

*Press and hold to start slow playback.


Memo :
0 You can search for a specific file by the recording date.
.
“Date Search” (A p. 37)
1 Select the playback mode.
Caution :
0 Make a backup of important recorded data.
It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other
recording media for storage.
JVC will not be responsible for any lost data.
0 This unit is a microcomputer-controlled device. Electrostatic discharge,
.
0 Press L again to return to the recording mode. external noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it
from functioning properly. In such a case, turn off the power, then remove
2 Select the desired video and press OK or d/e to start playback.
the AC adapter and battery pack. This unit will be reset.

Adjusting the Volume of Videos

.
.
Checking the Recording Date and Other Information
You can display the recording date and duration of the selected file.
1 Pause playback.
2 Press OK/INFO.
.
0 Press the d/e button to stop (pause) playback.
0 To return to the index screen, slide along the u (zoom) lever while
playback is paused.
0 To move to the next page on the index screen, slide along the N/O
(zoom) lever.

Operation Buttons/Levers for Video Playback


.
During Index Screen Display

Operation Description
Button/
Lever

UP/< Select/move cursor


DOWN/>

OK/INFO Play back video


d/e

Zoom N/O Move to the next or previous page

During Video Playback

Operation During Video Playback During Video Pause


Button/
Lever

d/e Pause Playback

Zoom u - Stop (returns to thumbnail


display)

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Playing a Video with Defective Management Information Searching for a Specific Video
The management information of a video may be damaged if recording is not
When there is a large number of recorded videos, it is difficult to look for the
performed correctly, such as turning off the power in the middle of recording.
desired file from the index screen.
You can perform the following operations to play back the videos with
Use the search function to find the file you want.
defective management information.
Memo :
0 For videos, you can search by “SEARCH DATE”.
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< “To search by recording dates” (A p. 37)
or DOWN/>.
.
1 Select the playback mode.
.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “PLAYBACK OTHER FILE” and press OK.
.
4 Select the desired video and press OK or d/e to start playback.
.
“Playing Back Videos” (A p. 35)
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
Memo :
0 An MTS file is created in the EXTMOV folder when management
information is corrupted.
0 Depending on the condition of the damaged file, playback might fail or
may not run smoothly.

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Playback

Date Search Connecting to and Viewing on TV


You can search and play videos according to recording dates.
You can connect this unit to a TV for playback. The image quality on TV
Memo : varies with the type of TV and the connecting cable. Select the connector
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< that best suits your TV.
or DOWN/>.
0 Refer also to the instruction manual of the TV in use.
“Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector” (A p. 38)
“Connecting via the AV Connector” (A p. 39)

Unnatural Displays on TV

Trouble Action

Images do not Disconnect the cable and connect again.


.
0
1 Select the playback mode. appear on the TV 0 Turn off and on this unit again.
properly.
0 Images may not appear properly when the
remaining battery power is low. Use an AC
adapter.

Images are 0 Set “VIDEO OUTPUT” in the “CONNECTION


projected vertically SETTINGS” menu to “4:3”.
.
2 Press MENU. on the TV. “VIDEO OUTPUT” (A p. 69)

Images are 0 Adjust the TV's screen accordingly.


projected
horizontally on the
TV.

HDMI-CEC TVs may operate differently depending on the


.
0
3 Select “SEARCH DATE” and press OK. functions do not specifications, even if they are HDMI-CEC
work properly, and compliant. Therefore, the HDMI-CEC functions
the TV does not of this unit cannot be guaranteed to operate in
work in conjunction combination with all the TVs. In such cases, set
with this unit. “HDMI CONTROL” to “OFF”.
“HDMI CONTROL” (A p. 70)

The language on 0 It may occur when you connect this unit to a TV


the display with different language setting using an HDMI
changed. mini cable.
.
4 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to select a recording date and press OK.
Caution :
0 Do not remove the recording medium or perform any other operation (such
as turning off the power) while accessing files. Also, be sure to use the
provided AC adapter, as the data on the recording medium may be
corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during operation. If the data
on the recording medium becomes corrupted, format the recording
medium to use the medium again.
.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
5 Select the desired video and press OK or d/e to start playback.
.
0 Only the files recorded on the selected date are displayed.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
0 To move to the next page on the index screen, slide along the N/O
(zoom) lever.

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Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector 0 For questions about the TV or method of connection, contact your TV's
manufacturer.
If you are using an HDTV, you can play back in HD quality by connecting to
the HDMI mini connector.
0 Use a High Speed HDMI Cable.
0 Refer also to the instruction manual of the TV in use.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
.
1 Connect to a TV.
.
2 Connect the AC adapter to this unit.
.
3 Press the external input button on the TV to switch to the input from this
unit via the connected connector.
.
4 Play back a file.
.
“Playing Back Videos” (A p. 35)
Memo :
0 To play back with date/time display, set “DISPLAY ON TV” in the
“CONNECTION SETTINGS” menu to “ON”.
“DISPLAY ON TV” (A p. 69)
0 Change the settings in “HDMI OUTPUT” according to the connection.
“HDMI OUTPUT” (A p. 70)
0 When connected to the TV via the HDMI mini cable, images and sounds
may not be output properly depending on the TV connected.
In such cases, perform the following operations.
1) Disconnect the HDMI mini cable and connect it again.
2) Turn off and on this unit again.

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Operating in Conjunction with TV via HDMI Connecting via the AV Connector


Connecting this unit to an HDMI-CEC enabled TV using the HDMI mini cable By connecting the supplied AV cable to the AV connector, videos can be
allows linked operations with the TV to be performed. played back on a TV.
0 HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is an industry standard that 0 Refer also to the instruction manual of the TV in use.
enables interoperability between HDMI-CEC compliant devices that are
Memo :
connected via HDMI cables. To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
Memo : or DOWN/>.
0 Not all HDMI control devices comply with the HDMI-CEC standard. The
HDMI control function of this unit will not work when connected to these
devices.
0 This unit is not guaranteed to operate with all HDMI-CEC enabled devices.
0 Depending on the specifications of each HDMI-CEC enabled device,
some functions may not work with this unit. (For details, refer to the
instruction manual of your TV.)
0 Unintended operations may occur with some connected devices. In these

.
cases, set “HDMI CONTROL” to “OFF”.
1 Connect to a TV.
“HDMI CONTROL” (A p. 70)

Preparations
0 Connect an HDMI mini cable between this unit and the TV.
“Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector” (A p. 38)
0 Turn on the TV and set the HDMI-CEC related setting to “ON”. (For details,
refer to the instruction manual of the TV.)
0 Turn on this unit and set “HDMI CONTROL” in the “CONNECTION
SETTINGS” menu to “ON”. .
“HDMI CONTROL” (A p. 70)
2 Connect the AC adapter to this unit.

Operation Method 1

1 Turn on this unit.


2 Select the playback mode.
3 Connect the HDMI mini cable.
.
0 TV turns on automatically and switches to HDMI input mode when 3 Press the external input button on the TV to switch to the input from this
this unit is turned on. unit via the connected connector.

Operation Method 2

1 Turn off the TV.


0 This unit turns off automatically.
Memo :
0 Depending on the TV connected, the display language of this unit will
automatically switch to the language that is selected for the TV when this
unit is turned on.
(This is applicable only if this unit supports the language selected for the
TV.) To use this unit with a language that differs from the display language
.
of the TV, set “HDMI CONTROL” to “OFF”. 4 Play back a file.
0 The display language of the TV will not switch automatically, even if the
display language of this unit is changed.
0 These functions may not work correctly when devices such as amplifier
and selector are connected. Set “HDMI CONTROL” to “OFF”.
0 If HDMI-CEC does not work properly, turn off and on this unit again.
.
“Playing Back Videos” (A p. 35)
Memo :
0 To play back with date/time display, set “DISPLAY ON TV” in the
“CONNECTION SETTINGS” menu to “ON”.
“DISPLAY ON TV” (A p. 69)
0 For questions about the TV or method of connection, contact your TV's
manufacturer.

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Deleting Unwanted Files


Delete unwanted videos when the space in the recording media is running
out.
The capacity of the recording media can be restored after deleting the files.
“Deleting the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 40)
“Deleting Selected Files” (A p. 41)
“Deleting All Files” (A p. 42)
Memo :

.
0 Deleted files cannot be restored. 4 Select “CURRENT” and press OK.
0 Files that are protected cannot be deleted.
Release protection before deleting the file.
“Protecting Files” (A p. 42)
0 Be sure to back up important files on a computer.
“Backing Up All Files” (A p. 48)

Deleting a Video with Defective Management Information


Videos with defective management information cannot be deleted with the
“Deleting the Currently Displayed File” function. This deletion is also not

.
possible on the index screen. 5 Check that it is the file to delete, select “YES” and press OK.

o To delete a video with defective management information


1 Start or pause playback of a file.
“Playing a Video with Defective Management Information” (A p. 36)

2 Press MENU.
3 Select “DELETE” and press OK.
0 “CURRENT” cannot be selected. .
0 The file to delete appears on this screen.
Deleting the Currently Displayed File 0 Press the zoom lever to select the previous or next file.
Deletes the currently displayed file. 0 After deleting, press MENU.
Memo : 0 When no file remains, the screen returns to the index screen.
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
Memo :
0 Files that are protected cannot be deleted.
Release protection before deleting the file.
“Protecting Files” (A p. 42)
.
Caution :
0 Deleted files cannot be restored.

1 Select the playback mode.


.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “DELETE” and press OK.

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Deleting Selected Files


Deletes the selected files.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
7 Select “EXECUTE” and press OK.
.
Caution :
0 Deleted files cannot be restored.

.
0 After deleting, press OK.
1 Select the playback mode. 0 To cancel the deletion, select “QUIT” and press OK.
0 To return to the previous screen, select “RETURN” and press OK.
Memo :
0 Files that are protected cannot be deleted.
Release protection before deleting the file.
“Protecting Files” (A p. 42)
.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “DELETE” and press OK.
.
4 Select “FILE SELECT” and press OK.
.
5 Select the files to delete and press OK.
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to select files.
0 A delete mark appears on the selected file.
To remove the delete mark, press OK again.
0 To move to the next page on the index screen, slide along the N/O
(zoom) lever.
6 After selecting all the files to delete, press MENU.

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Deleting All Files Protecting Files


Deletes all files.
Prevent important videos from being deleted accidently by protecting them.
Memo : “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File”
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< (A p. 42)
or DOWN/>. “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 43)
“Protecting All Files” (A p. 44)
“Releasing Protection of All Files” (A p. 44)
Caution :
0 When the recording media is formatted, even the protected files will be
deleted.

Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed


.
Caution : File
0 Deleted files cannot be restored. Protects or releases protection of the currently displayed file.
Memo :
1 Select the playback mode. To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
.
2 Press MENU.

.
1 Select the playback mode.
.
3 Select “DELETE” and press OK.
.
2 Press MENU.
.
.
4 Select “DELETE ALL” and press OK. 3 Select “PROTECT/CANCEL” and press OK.
.
.
5 Select “YES” and press OK. 4 Select “CURRENT” and press OK.
.
.
0 After deleting, press OK.
5 Check that it is the file to protect, select “YES” and press OK.
0 To cancel the deletion, select “NO” and press OK.
Memo :
0 Files that are protected cannot be deleted.
Release protection before deleting the file.
“Protecting Files” (A p. 42)

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.
.
0 The file to protect appears on this screen. 0 A protect mark I appears on the selected file.
0 To cancel the protection, select “NO” and press OK. To remove the protect mark I, press OK again.
0 Press the zoom lever to select the previous or next file. 0 To move to the next page on the index screen, slide along the N/O
0 After setting, press OK. (zoom) lever.
0 To exit the screen, press MENU. 6 After selecting all the files to protect or release protection of, press
MENU.

Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files


Protects or releases protection of the selected files.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
7 Select “YES” and press OK.
0 To cancel the protection, select “NO” and press OK.
.
1 Select the playback mode.
.
2 Press MENU.
.
3 Select “PROTECT/CANCEL” and press OK.
.
4 Select “FILE SELECT” and press OK.
.
0 To exit, press MENU, select “YES” and press OK.
5 Select the files to protect or release protection of and press OK.

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Protecting All Files Releasing Protection of All Files


Protects all files. Releases protection of all files.
Memo : Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>. or DOWN/>.
.
.
1 Select the playback mode. 1 Select the playback mode.
.
.
2 Press MENU. 2 Press MENU.
.
.
3 Select “PROTECT/CANCEL” and press OK. 3 Select “PROTECT/CANCEL” and press OK.
.
.
4 Select “PROTECT ALL” and press OK. 4 Select “CANCEL ALL” and press OK.
.
.
5 Select “YES” and press OK. 5 Select “YES” and press OK.
.
.
0 After setting, press OK. 0 After protection is released, press OK.

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Dubbing Files to a Disc by Connecting to a DVD Creating a Disc Using a Connected Blu-ray
Recorder Recorder
You can dub videos in standard quality by connecting to a DVD recorder. You can create discs using a Blu-ray recorder by connecting it to this unit
0 Refer also to the instruction manuals of the TV and DVD recorder. using a USB cable.
Memo :
1 Open the LCD monitor. To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
.
2 Connect to a DVD recorder.

.
1 Open the LCD monitor.

.
2 Connect to a Blu-ray recorder.
.
A Connect using the provided AV cable.
B Connect the AC adapter to this unit.
0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected.
0 Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
3 Select the playback mode.
.
4 Prepare the TV/DVD recorder for recording.
.
A Connect using the provided USB cable.
0 Switch to a compatible external input.
B Connect the AC adapter to this unit.
0 Insert a disc (DVD-R, etc.) into the DVD recorder.
0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected.
5 Prepare this unit for playback. 0 Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
0 Set “VIDEO OUTPUT” in the “CONNECTION SETTINGS” menu to C The “SELECT DEVICE” menu appears.
the aspect ratio (“4:3” or “16:9”) of the connecting TV.
“VIDEO OUTPUT” (A p. 69)
3 Select “CONNECT TO OTHER” and press OK.

0 To include the date and time during dubbing, set “DISPLAY ON TV”
in the “CONNECTION SETTINGS” menu to “ON”.
Set “DISPLAY DATE/TIME” in the playback menu to “ON”.
“DISPLAY ON TV” (A p. 69)
“DISPLAY DATE/TIME” (A p. 62)

6 Start recording.
0 Start playback on this unit and press the record button on the
recorder.
.
“Playing Back Videos” (A p. 35)
4 Perform dubbing on the Blu-ray recorder.
0 After playback is complete, stop the recording.
0 Refer also to the instruction manual of the Blu-ray recorder.
Caution : Memo :
0 File copying by connecting this unit to a DVD writer is not supported. 0 The created discs are playable only on AVCHD compatible devices (such
as Blu-ray recorders).

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Copying to Windows PC
You can copy files to a computer using the provided software.
Discs can also be created using the computer’s DVD or Blu-ray drive.
If the provided software is not installed, this unit will be recognized as an external storage when connected.
Memo :
0 To record to discs, a recordable DVD or Blu-ray drive is required for the computer in use.
0 To create DVD-Video discs, it is necessary to update the provided software.
For details, refer to the Pixela homepage.
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/
0 Only the provided software can be used for backing up files to a computer.
Backing up of files using other softwares is not supported.

Trouble with Using the Provided Software Everio MediaBrowser 4


Consult the customer service center below.
0 Pixela User Support Center
Telephone USA and Canada (English): +1-800-458-4029 (toll-free)
Europe (UK, Germany, France, and Spain)
(English/German/French/Spanish): +800-1532-4865 (toll-free)
Other Countries in Europe
(English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764
Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090
China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free)

Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/

0 For details on how to upload to YouTube, refer to “MediaBrowser Help” in the “Help” menu of Everio MediaBrowser.
.
Verifying System Requirements (Guideline)
Right-click on “Computer” (or “My Computer”) in the “Start” menu and select “Properties” to check the following items.

Windows Vista/Windows 7
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed User Guide.

Windows XP
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed User Guide.

Windows Vista/Windows 7 Windows XP

OS Windows Vista 32/64-bit Windows XP


Home Basic or Home Premium Home Edition or Professional
(Pre-installed versions only) Service Pack 2 (Pre-installed versions only) Service Pack 3
Windows 7 32/64-bit
Home Premium
(Pre-installed versions only) Service Pack 1

CPU Intel Core Duo, CPU 1.66 GHz or higher Intel Core Duo, CPU 1.66 GHz or higher
(Intel Core 2 Duo, CPU 2.13 GHz or higher recommended) (Intel Core 2 Duo, CPU 2.13 GHz or higher recommended)

RAM At least 2 GB At least 1 GB

Video editing Intel Core i7, CPU 2.53 GHz or higher recommended Intel Core i7, CPU 2.53 GHz or higher recommended

o Other requirements
Display: 1024×768 pixels or above (1280×1024 pixels or above recommended)
Graphic: Intel G965 or higher recommended
Memo :
0 If your PC does not meet the above system requirements, operations of the provided software cannot be guaranteed.
0 For more information, contact your PC's manufacturer.

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Installing the Provided Software (Built-in) Installation Procedure


You can display the recorded images in calendar format and perform simple o Windows Vista/Windows 7
editing using the provided software.
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed
User Guide.
Preparations
o Windows XP
Connect this unit to a computer with a USB cable.
0 Refer to the operating instructions found in the animation on the Detailed
1 Open the LCD monitor. User Guide.
.
2 Connect the USB cable and the AC adapter.
.
A Connect using the provided USB cable.
B Connect the AC adapter to this unit.
0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected.
0 Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
C The “SELECT DEVICE” menu appears.
3 Select “CONNECT TO PC” and press OK.
.
4 Select “PLAYBACK ON PC” and press OK.
.
0 “Everio Software Setup” appears on the computer.
The subsequent operations are to be performed on the computer.
Memo :
0 If “Everio Software Setup” doesn’t appear, double-click “JVCCAM_APP”
in “My Computer”, then double-click “install.exe”.
0 If the auto play dialog box appears, select “Open folder to view files” and
click “OK”. Then, click “install.exe” in the folder.

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Backing Up All Files


Before making backup, make sure that enough free space is left in the
computer's hard disk (HDD).
Backup will not start if there is not enough free space.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

.
6 Start backup.
.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
.
2 Connect the USB cable and the AC adapter.

.
0 Backup starts.
7 After backup is complete, click “OK”.
.
A Connect using the provided USB cable.
.
B Connect the AC adapter to this unit. Memo :
0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected. 0 Before making backup, load the SD card in which the videos are stored
0 Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter. on this unit.
C The “SELECT DEVICE” menu appears. 0 After backing up your files using the provided software, they cannot be
restored to this unit.
3 Select “CONNECT TO PC” and press OK. 0 If you encounter any problems with the provided software Everio
MediaBrowser 4, please consult the “Pixela User Support Center”.

Telephone USA and Canada (English): +1-800-458-4029 (toll-free)


Europe (UK, Germany, France, and Spain)
(English/German/French/Spanish): +800-1532-4865 (toll-
free)
Other Countries in Europe
(English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764
Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090
China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free)
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/
4 Select “BACK UP” and press OK.
0 Delete unwanted videos before making backup.
It takes time to back up many videos.
“Deleting Unwanted Files” (A p. 40)

Disconnecting this Unit from Computer

1 Click “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media”.


.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
0 The provided software Everio MediaBrowser 4 starts up on the
computer.
The subsequent operations are to be performed on the computer.
5 Select the volume.
.
2 Click “Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device”.

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3 (For Windows Vista) Click “OK”. Organizing Files


4 Disconnect the USB cable and close the LCD monitor. After backing up your files, organize them by adding labels such as “Family
Trip” or “Athletic Meet”.
This is useful not only for creating discs, but for viewing the files too.
1 Double-click on the Everio MediaBrowser 4 icon.
0 The provided software starts up.

.
2 Display the month of the files to organize.

.
3 Create a user list.

.
.
0 A new user list is added to the user list library.
4 Click on the recording day.
0 The thumbnails of the files recorded on the day are displayed.
.
5 Register files to the created user list.

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Recording Videos to Discs


Copy the files that are arranged using the user list to discs.
1 Insert a new disc into the PC's recordable DVD or Blu-ray drive.
2 Select the desired user list.
.
Memo :
0 If you encounter any problems with the provided software Everio
MediaBrowser 4, please consult the “Pixela User Support Center”.

Telephone USA and Canada (English): +1-800-458-4029 (toll-free)


Europe (UK, Germany, France, and Spain)
(English/German/French/Spanish): +800-1532-4865 (toll-

.
free) 3 Select the disc type.
Other Countries in Europe
(English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764
Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090
China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free)

Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/

.
4 Select the files to copy to disc in order.
.
0 Click “Settings” to select the disc type.
0 Click “Select all” to select all the displayed files.
0 After selecting, click “Next”.
5 Set the title of the top menu of the disc.
.
0 Click “Settings” to select the menu background.
0 After setting, click “Start”.
6 After copying is complete, click “OK”.

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Backing Up Files Without Using Provided Software


Copy the files to a computer using the following method.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
.
Memo :
0 The following types of discs can be used on the provided software Everio
MediaBrowser 4.
DVD-R

.
DVD-R DL
DVD-RW 1 Open the LCD monitor.
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD+RW
0 The following formats are supported by the provided software Everio
MediaBrowser 4.
AVCHD
DVD-Video*

.
*To create DVD-Video discs, it is necessary to update the provided software.
2 Connect the USB cable and the AC adapter.
For details, refer to the Pixela homepage.
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/
0 To view the help file of Everio MediaBrowser 4, select “Help” from the
Everio MediaBrowser 4’s menu bar or press F1 on the keyboard.
0 If you encounter any problems with the provided software Everio
MediaBrowser 4, please consult the “Pixela User Support Center”.

Telephone USA and Canada (English): +1-800-458-4029 (toll-free)


Europe (UK, Germany, France, and Spain)
(English/German/French/Spanish): +800-1532-4865 (toll-
free)
Other Countries in Europe
(English/German/French/Spanish): +44-1489-564-764
Asia (Philippines) (English): +63-2-438-0090
.
A Connect using the provided USB cable.
China (Chinese): 10800-163-0014 (toll-free)
B Connect the AC adapter to this unit.
Homepage http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/ 0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected.
0 Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
C The “SELECT DEVICE” menu appears.
3 Select “CONNECT TO PC” and press OK.
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
4 Select “PLAYBACK ON PC” and press OK.
.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
0 Close the Everio MediaBrowser 4 program, if it starts.
0 The subsequent operations are to be performed on the computer.
5 Select “Computer” (Windows Vista) / “My Computer” (Windows XP) /
“Computer” (Windows 7) from the “Start” menu, then click on the
“JVCCAM_MEM” or “JVCCAM_SD” icon.

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0 Open the folder with the desired files.


“List of Files and Folders” (A p. 53)

6 Copy the files to any folder in the computer (desktop, etc).

Caution :
0 When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer,
they cannot be played back on this unit anymore.
Memo :
0 To edit/view the files, use a software that supports AVCHD (video) files.
0 The above operations on computer may vary with the system used.

Disconnecting this Unit from Computer

1 Click “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media”.


.
2 Click “Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device”.
3 (For Windows Vista) Click “OK”.
4 Disconnect the USB cable and close the LCD monitor.

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Copying

List of Files and Folders


Folders and files are created in the SD card as shown below.
They are created only when necessary.

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Caution :
0 When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer, they cannot be played back on this unit anymore.

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Copying

The subsequent operations are to be performed on the Mac


Copying to Mac Computer 0
computer.
Copy the files to a Mac computer using the following method.
Caution :
Memo :
0 When the folders or files are deleted/moved/renamed in the computer,
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
they cannot be played back on this unit anymore.
or DOWN/>.
0 MTS files that are copied to a Mac computer cannot be imported to iMovie.
To use MTS files with iMovie, import the files using iMovie.
Memo :
0 To edit/view the files, use a software that supports AVCHD (video) files.
0 When removing this unit from the computer, drag and drop the
“JVCCAM_MEM” or “JVCCAM_SD” icon on the desktop to the trash bin.
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iMovie
1 Open the LCD monitor.
You can import files from this unit to a computer using Apple’s iMovie ’08, ’09
or ’11.
To verify the system requirements, select “About This Mac” from the Apple
menu. You can determine the operating system version, processor and
amount of memory.
0 For the latest information on iMovie, refer to the Apple website.
0 For details on how to use iMovie, refer to the help file of the software.
0 There is no guarantee that the operations will work with all computer
environments.
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2 Connect the USB cable and the AC adapter.
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A Connect using the provided USB cable.
B Connect the AC adapter to this unit.
0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected.
0 Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
C The “SELECT DEVICE” menu appears.
3 Select “CONNECT TO PC” and press OK.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
4 Select “PLAYBACK ON PC” and press OK.
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0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 To cancel and return to the previous screen, press MENU.
0 The “JVCCAM_MEM” or “JVCCAM_SD” icon appears on the
desktop.
5 Start iMovie.

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Menu Settings

Operating the Menu


Use the operation buttons to set the menu.
0 The menu differs according to the mode in use.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select the desired menu and press OK.
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3 Select the desired setting and press OK.
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Memo :
0 To return to the previous screen, press MENU.
Returning All Settings to Default:
0 Set using “FACTORY PRESET” in the basic settings menu.
“FACTORY PRESET” (A p. 68)

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Menu Settings

Recording Menu (Video)


You can adjust various settings, such as brightness and white balance, to suit the subject or purpose. You can also change settings such as picture quality
and gain.

Setting Details

MANUAL SETTING Recording settings can be adjusted manually.


0 They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode.
“Manual Recording” (A p. 23)

FACE PRIORITY AE/AF Detects faces and adjusts the brightness and focus automatically.
“Capturing Human Subjects Clearly (Face Detection AE/AF)” (A p. 29)

DIS Camera shake during recording can be effectively reduced.


“Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 30)

GAIN UP Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark places.
“GAIN UP” (A p. 57)

WIND CUT Reduces the noise caused by wind.


“WIND CUT” (A p. 57)

TIME-LAPSE RECORDING Enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a long period to be shown within a short time by taking
frames of it at a certain interval.
“Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING)” (A p. 31)

AUTO REC This function enables the unit to record automatically by sensing the changes in subject’s movement
(brightness) within the red frame displayed on the LCD monitor.
“Recording Automatically by Sensing Movements (AUTO REC)” (A p. 32)

VIDEO QUALITY Sets the video quality.


“VIDEO QUALITY” (A p. 58)

ZOOM Sets the maximum zoom ratio.


“ZOOM” (A p. 58)

ZOOM MIC Sets the zoom microphone.


“ZOOM MIC” (A p. 59)

CLOCK ADJUST Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit overseas.
“CLOCK ADJUST” (A p. 59)

FACE PRIORITY AE/AF DIS


Detects faces and adjusts the brightness and focus automatically. Camera shake during recording can be effectively reduced.
Operating Details Operating Details
“Capturing Human Subjects Clearly (Face Detection AE/AF)” (A p. 29) “Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 30)

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Menu Settings

GAIN UP WIND CUT


Makes the subject appear bright automatically when recording in dark Reduces the noise caused by wind.
places.
Setting Details
Setting Details
OFF Deactivates the function.
OFF Deactivates the function.
ON Activates the function.
ON Electrically brightens the scene when it is dark.

AUTO SLOW- Slows down the shutter speed to brighten the Displaying the Item
SHUTTER scene when it is dark.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
Memo : or DOWN/>.
0 Although “AUTO SLOW-SHUTTER” brightens the scene more than “ON”
, movements of the subject may become unnatural.

Displaying the Item


Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

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1 Press MENU.

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2 Select “WIND CUT” and press OK.
1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “GAIN UP” and press OK.
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TIME-LAPSE RECORDING
Enables the changes of a scene that occur slowly over a long period to be
shown within a short time by taking frames of it at a certain interval.
This is useful for making observations such as the opening of a flower bud.
Operating Details
“Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING)” (A p. 31)
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AUTO REC
Starts recording automatically by sensing the changes in subject’s
movement (brightness) within the red frame displayed on the LCD monitor.
Operating Details
“Recording Automatically by Sensing Movements (AUTO REC)” (A p. 32)

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Menu Settings

VIDEO QUALITY ZOOM


Sets the video quality. Sets the maximum zoom ratio.

Setting Details Setting Details

UXP Enables recording in the best picture quality. 40x Enables zooming up to 40x.
0 Applies to Blu-ray discs only. Videos taken in
high-definition quality cannot be saved to DVDs. 80x/DIGITAL Enables zooming up to 80x.

200x/DIGITAL Enables zooming up to 200x.


XP Enables recording in high picture quality.

SP Enables recording in standard quality. Memo :


0 When digital zoom is used, the image becomes grainy as it is digitally
EP Enables long recordings. enlarged.
0 The angle of view changes when the image stabilizer is turned on or off.
SSW * Enables recording in the best picture quality.

SEW * Enables recording in the best picture quality.


Displaying the Item
* GZ-E15 Memo :
Memo : To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
0 Set to “UXP” or “XP” mode when recording fast-moving scenes or scenes or DOWN/>.
with extreme changes of brightness to avoid noise.
0 You can change the video quality from the remaining recording time
display.
Select the video quality with the UP/< and DOWN/> buttons and press
OK.

Displaying the Item


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Memo : 1 Press MENU.
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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2 Select “ZOOM” and press OK.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “VIDEO QUALITY” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

ZOOM MIC CLOCK ADJUST


Sets the zoom microphone. Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit overseas.

Setting Details Setting Details

OFF Deactivates the zoom microphone. CLOCK Resets the current time or changes the settings.
SETTING “Resetting the Clock” (A p. 17)
ON Records audio sounds in the same direction as the
zoom operation. AREA Sets to the local time when using this unit overseas
SETTING simply by selecting the destination.
“Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling”
Displaying the Item (A p. 19)
Memo : DST SETTING Sets whether daylight saving time is observed at the
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
travel destination.
or DOWN/>.
“Setting Daylight Saving Time” (A p. 20)

Memo :
0 Daylight saving time is the system of setting the clock 1 hour ahead for a
fixed period in summer.
It is used mainly in the Western countries.

Displaying the Item


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1 Press MENU. Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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2 Select “ZOOM MIC” and press OK.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “CLOCK ADJUST” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

Manual Settings Menu


Recording settings can be adjusted manually.
Memo :
0 They are displayed only when recording in the manual mode.

Setting Details

SCENE SELECT Settings to suit the shooting condition can be selected.


“Scene Selection” (A p. 24)

FOCUS Focus can be adjusted manually.


“Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)

BRIGHTNESS ADJUST Adjusts the overall brightness of the screen.


“Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 26)

WHITE BALANCE Adjusts the color according to the light source.


“Setting White Balance” (A p. 27)

BACKLIGHT COMP. Corrects the image when the subject appears dark due to backlight.
“Setting Backlight Compensation” (A p. 28)

TELE MACRO Enables close-up shots when using the telephoto (T) end of the zoom.
“Taking Close-up Shots” (A p. 28)

SCENE SELECT BACKLIGHT COMP.


Settings to suit the shooting condition can be selected. Corrects the image when the subject appears dark due to backlight.
Operating Details Operating Details
“Scene Selection” (A p. 24) “Setting Backlight Compensation” (A p. 28)

FOCUS TELE MACRO


Focus can be adjusted manually. Enables close-up shots when using the telephoto (T) end of the zoom.
Operating Details Operating Details
“Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25) “Taking Close-up Shots” (A p. 28)

BRIGHTNESS ADJUST
Adjusts the overall brightness of the screen.
Operating Details
“Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 26)

WHITE BALANCE
Adjusts the color according to the light source.
Operating Details
“Setting White Balance” (A p. 27)

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Menu Settings

Playback Menu (Video)


You can delete or look for specific videos.

Setting Details

DISPLAY DATE/TIME Displays the recording date and time.


“DISPLAY DATE/TIME” (A p. 62)

DELETE Deletes unwanted videos.


“Deleting the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 40)
“Deleting Selected Files” (A p. 41)
“Deleting All Files” (A p. 42)

PROTECT/CANCEL Protects files from being deleted accidently.


“Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 42)
“Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 43)
“Protecting All Files” (A p. 44)
“Releasing Protection of All Files” (A p. 44)

SEARCH DATE Refines the index screen of videos according to recording date.
“Date Search” (A p. 37)

PLAYBACK OTHER FILE Plays videos with defective management information.


“Playing a Video with Defective Management Information” (A p. 36)

K2 TECHNOLOGY Reproduces small or high-pitched sounds that cannot be recorded during recording, and plays back with a
sound quality close to the original.
“K2 TECHNOLOGY” (A p. 62)

CLOCK ADJUST Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit overseas.
“CLOCK ADJUST” (A p. 63)

ON-SCREEN DISPLAY Sets whether to show on-screen displays such as icons during playback.
“ON-SCREEN DISPLAY” (A p. 63)

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Menu Settings

DISPLAY DATE/TIME DELETE


Displays the recording date and time. Deletes unwanted videos.
Operating Details
Setting Details “Deleting the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 40)
“Deleting Selected Files” (A p. 41)
OFF Does not display the recording date and time. “Deleting All Files” (A p. 42)

ON Displays the recording date and time.


PROTECT/CANCEL
Protects files from being deleted accidently.
Displaying the Item Operating Details
Memo : “Protecting/Releasing Protection of the Currently Displayed File” (A p. 42)
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< “Protecting/Releasing Protection of Selected Files” (A p. 43)
or DOWN/>. “Protecting All Files” (A p. 44)
“Releasing Protection of All Files” (A p. 44)

SEARCH DATE
Refines the index screen of videos according to recording date.
Operating Details
“Date Search” (A p. 37)

PLAYBACK OTHER FILE


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1 Press MENU. Plays videos with defective management information.
Operating Details
“Playing a Video with Defective Management Information” (A p. 36)

K2 TECHNOLOGY
Reproduces small or high-pitched sounds that cannot be recorded during
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recording, and plays back with a sound quality close to the original.
2 Select “DISPLAY DATE/TIME” and press OK.
Setting Details

OFF Deactivates K2 technology.

ON Activates K2 technology.

Displaying the Item


Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
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or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “K2 TECHNOLOGY” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

CLOCK ADJUST ON-SCREEN DISPLAY


Resets the current time or sets to the local time when using this unit overseas. Sets whether to show on-screen displays such as icons during playback.

Setting Details Setting Details

CLOCK Resets the current time or changes the settings. OFF No display at all.
SETTING “Resetting the Clock” (A p. 17)
ON Displays everything.
AREA Sets to the local time when using this unit overseas
SETTING simply by selecting the destination.
“Setting the Clock to Local Time when Traveling” Displaying the Item
(A p. 19)
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
DST SETTING Sets whether daylight saving time is observed at the
or DOWN/>.
travel destination.
“Setting Daylight Saving Time” (A p. 20)

Memo :
0 Daylight saving time is the system of setting the clock 1 hour ahead for a
fixed period in summer.
It is used mainly in the Western countries.

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Displaying the Item 1 Press MENU.
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

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2 Select “ON-SCREEN DISPLAY” and press OK.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “CLOCK ADJUST” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

Display Settings Menu


You can adjust various display settings such as the LCD monitor's brightness, etc.

Setting Details

LANGUAGE The language on the display can be changed.


“Changing the Display Language” (A p. 18)

DATE DISPLAY STYLE Sets the order of year, month, day and the time display format (24H/12H).
“DATE DISPLAY STYLE” (A p. 64)

MONITOR BRIGHTNESS Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor.


“MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” (A p. 65)

LANGUAGE DATE DISPLAY STYLE


The language on the display can be changed. Sets the order of year, month, day and the time display format (24H/12H).
Operating Details Memo :
“Changing the Display Language” (A p. 18) To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “DISPLAY SETTINGS” and press OK.
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3 Select “DATE DISPLAY STYLE” and press OK.
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4 Set the style of date and time display.
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0 For date display, set to any format from “month.day.year”,
“year.month.day”, and “day.month.year”.
0 For time display, set to any format from “12h” and “24h”.
0 Press UP/< or DOWN/> to move the cursor.
0 After setting, press OK.

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Menu Settings

Clock Set Style MONITOR BRIGHTNESS


The clock set style of this unit varies with the models. Sets the brightness of the LCD monitor.

Setting Details

AUTO Sets the brightness automatically to “4” when using


outdoors and to “3” when using indoors.

4 Brightens the backlight of the monitor regardless


of the surrounding conditions.

3 Sets to the standard brightness.


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2 Darkens the backlight of the monitor regardless of
the surrounding conditions.

1 Sets to dim brightness.


Helps to save battery life when selected.

Displaying the Item


Memo :
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To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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0 The order of "Year, Month, Day, Time" changes according to the date
display style.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “DISPLAY SETTINGS” and press OK.
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3 Select “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

Basic Settings Menu


You can adjust various camera settings such as operation sound, etc.

Setting Details

DEMO MODE Introduces the special features of this unit in digest form.
“DEMO MODE” (A p. 66)

OPERATION SOUND Turns on or off the operation sound.


“OPERATION SOUND” (A p. 67)

AUTO POWER OFF Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set.
“AUTO POWER OFF” (A p. 67)

QUICK RESTART Reduces the power consumption within 5 minutes after the LCD monitor is closed to 1/3 of that used during
recording.
“QUICK RESTART” (A p. 68)

UPDATE Updates the functions of this unit to the latest version.


“UPDATE” (A p. 68)

PC SOFTWARE UPDATE Updates the built-in PC software of this unit to the latest version.
“PC SOFTWARE UPDATE” (A p. 68)

FACTORY PRESET Returns all the settings to their default values.


“FACTORY PRESET” (A p. 68)

DEMO MODE
Plays a demonstration of the special features of this unit.

Setting Details

OFF Deactivates the function.

ON Plays a demonstration of the special features of


this unit.
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3 Select “DEMO MODE” and press OK.
Displaying Demo Mode
A Remove the battery pack and SD card.
B Connect the AC adapter.
C Open the LCD monitor and the unit powers on automatically.
0 Demonstration starts playing after 3 minutes.
0 To stop playback, press OK.
Memo :
0 This mode is not available in the playback mode.
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Displaying the Item
Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “BASIC SETTINGS” and press OK.

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Menu Settings

OPERATION SOUND AUTO POWER OFF


Turns on or off the operation sound. Prevents the situation of forgetting to turn off the power when this is set.

Setting Details Setting Details

OFF Turns off the operation sound. OFF Power is not turned off even if this unit is not
operated for 5 minutes.
ON Turns on the operation sound.
ON Turns off the power automatically if this unit is not
operated for 5 minutes.
Displaying the Item
Memo : Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< 0 When using battery, power is turned off automatically if this unit is not
or DOWN/>. operated for 5 minutes.
0 When using the AC adapter, this unit goes into standby mode.

Displaying the Item


Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.

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2 Select “BASIC SETTINGS” and press OK. 1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “BASIC SETTINGS” and press OK.
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3 Select “OPERATION SOUND” and press OK.
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3 Select “AUTO POWER OFF” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

QUICK RESTART PC SOFTWARE UPDATE


Enables the power to turn on quickly when the LCD monitor is opened again Updates the built-in PC software of this unit to the latest version.
within 5 minutes.
FACTORY PRESET
Setting Details
Returns all the settings to their default values.
OFF Deactivates the function. Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
ON Enables the power to turn on quickly when the LCD or DOWN/>.
monitor is opened again within 5 minutes.

Memo :
0 The power consumption within 5 minutes after the LCD monitor is closed
is reduced.

Displaying the Item

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Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/< 1 Press MENU.
or DOWN/>.

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2 Select “BASIC SETTINGS” and press OK.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “BASIC SETTINGS” and press OK. 3 Select “FACTORY PRESET” and press OK.
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3 Select “QUICK RESTART” and press OK. 4 Select “YES” and press OK.
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0 The power consumption within 5 minutes after the LCD monitor is 0 All settings return to their default values.
closed is reduced.

UPDATE
Updates the functions of this unit to the latest version.
For details, refer to the JVC homepage.
(When no program to update the software of this unit is available, nothing
will be provided on the homepage.)
http://www3.jvckenwood.com/dvmain/support/download/index.html

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Menu Settings

Connection Settings Menu


You can adjust various settings for connecting to a TV or DVD recorder.

Setting Details

DISPLAY ON TV Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen.


“DISPLAY ON TV” (A p. 69)

VIDEO OUTPUT Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV.
“VIDEO OUTPUT” (A p. 69)

HDMI OUTPUT Sets the definition of the video output from the HDMI mini connector.
“HDMI OUTPUT” (A p. 70)

HDMI CONTROL Sets the linked operations ON/OFF when the TV and this unit are connected using the HDMI mini connector.
“HDMI CONTROL” (A p. 70)

DISPLAY ON TV VIDEO OUTPUT


Displays icons and date/time on a TV screen. Sets the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) according to the connecting TV.

Setting Details Setting Details

OFF Does not display icons and date/time on TV. 4:3 Select this when connecting to a conventional TV
(4:3).
ON Displays icons and date/time on TV.
16:9 Select this when connecting to a widescreen TV
(16:9).
Displaying the Item
Memo : Displaying the Item
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>. Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “CONNECTION SETTINGS” and press OK.
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2 Select “CONNECTION SETTINGS” and press OK.
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3 Select “DISPLAY ON TV” and press OK.
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3 Select “VIDEO OUTPUT” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

HDMI OUTPUT HDMI CONTROL


Sets the output from the HDMI connector of this unit when it is connected to Sets whether to link operations with an HDMI-CEC compliant TV.
a TV.
Setting Details
Setting Details
OFF Turns off linked operations.
AUTO It is recommended to select “AUTO” usually.
ON Turns on linked operations.
576p Select this when the video is not output in “AUTO”
correctly.
Displaying the Item
Memo : Memo :
0 “1080p” will be displayed on the LCD monitor if a 1080p compatible TV is To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
connected to this unit in playback mode. or DOWN/>.

Displaying the Item


Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.

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1 Press MENU.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “CONNECTION SETTINGS” and press OK.
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2 Select “CONNECTION SETTINGS” and press OK.
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3 Select “HDMI CONTROL” and press OK.
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3 Select “HDMI OUTPUT” and press OK.
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Menu Settings

Media Settings Menu


You can perform various settings for the recording media.

Setting Details

FORMAT SD CARD Deletes all files on the SD card.


“FORMAT SD CARD” (A p. 71)

FORMAT SD CARD
Deletes all files on the SD card.

Setting Details

FILE Deletes all files on the SD card.

FILE + Deletes all files on the SD card and resets the folder
MANAGEMENT and file numbers to "1".
NO

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5 Select “YES” and press OK.

Caution :
0 Not available for selection when no SD card is inserted.
0 All data on the SD card will be deleted when it is formatted.
Copy all files on the SD card to a computer before formatting.
0 Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged or connect the AC adapter
as the formatting process may take some time.

Displaying the Item


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Memo :
To select/move cursor towards up/left or down/right, press the button UP/<
or DOWN/>.
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1 Press MENU.
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2 Select “MEDIA SETTINGS” and press OK.
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3 Select “FORMAT SD CARD” and press OK.
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4 Select the desired setting and press OK.

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Names of Parts

Front Rear

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1 Lens Cover 1 Zoom/Volume Lever
0 Do not touch the lens and lens cover. 0 During shooting: Adjusts the shooting range.
0 Do not cover the lens with your fingers during recording. 0 During video playback: Adjusts the volume.
0 During index screen display: Moves to the next or previous page.
2 Stereo Microphone
0 Do not cover the microphone with your fingers during video recording. 2 i.AUTO Button
0 Switches between Intelligent Auto and Manual modes.
3 DC Connector
0 Connects to an AC adapter to charge the battery.
4 ACCESS (Access) Lamp
0 Lights up/blinks during recording or playback.
Do not remove the battery pack, AC adapter, or SD card.
5 POWER/CHARGE (Power/Charge) Lamp
0 Lights up: Power "ON"
0 Blinks: Charging in progress
0 Goes out: Charging finished
6 START/STOP Button (Video Recording) /
d/e (Play/Pause) Button (Video Playback)
0 Starts/stops video recording.
0 Starts/pauses video playback.
7 Strap Lock
0 Allows the grip belt to be removed and used as a hand strap.
8 Grip Belt
0 Pass your hand through the grip belt to hold this unit firmly.
“Grip Adjustment” (A p. 13)

9 Lens Cover Switch


0 Opens and closes the lens cover.
10 Camera Sensor
0 Do not cover the internal sensor with your fingers during video
recording.

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Names of Parts

Bottom Interior

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1 Speaker
0 Outputs audio sound during video playback.
2 L (Play/Record) Button
0 Switches between recording and playback modes.
3 UP/< Button
0 UP: Scrolls/moves cursor on the icons upward
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0 <: Reverse search
1 Tripod Mounting Hole
“Tripod Mounting” (A p. 18) 4 DOWN/> Button
0 DOWN: Scrolls/moves cursor on the icons downward
2 SD Card Slot
0 >: Forward search
0 Insert an optional SD card.
“Inserting an SD Card” (A p. 14) 5 OK/INFO Button
0 Confirms the selection. / Displays information as follows.
3 Battery Release Lever
0 Recording: Displays the remaining time and battery power.
“Charging the Battery Pack” (A p. 13) 0 Playback: Displays file information such as recording date.
4 Battery Mount 6 AV Connector
0 Connects to a TV, etc.
7 MENU (Menu) Button
8 HDMI Mini Connector
0 Connects to TV using an HDMI mini cable.
9 USB Connector
0 Connects to computer using a USB cable.

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Names of Parts

LCD Monitor Video Recording

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1 Video Quality
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1 LCD Monitor “VIDEO QUALITY” (A p. 58)
0 Turns the power on/off by opening and closing. 2 Auto REC
0 Enables self-portraits to be taken by rotating the monitor. “Recording Automatically by Sensing Movements (AUTO REC)”
(A p. 32)

3 Backlight Compensation
“Setting Backlight Compensation” (A p. 28)

4 Tele Macro
“Taking Close-up Shots” (A p. 28)

5 Scene Select
“Scene Selection” (A p. 24)
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Caution :
6 Date/Time
0 Do not press against the surface with force or subject it to strong impact. “Clock Setting” (A p. 16)
Doing so may damage or break the screen. 7 Image Stabilizer
“Reducing Camera Shake” (A p. 30)

8 Media
9 Recording Mode
“Taking Videos in Intelligent Auto Mode” (A p. 21)
“Manual Recording” (A p. 23)

10 Wind Cut
“WIND CUT” (A p. 57)

11 Remaining Recording Time


12 Scene Counter
13 Focus
“Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)

14 Brightness
“Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 26)

15 Face Priority AE/AF


“Capturing Human Subjects Clearly (Face Detection AE/AF)”
(A p. 29)

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Indications on the LCD monitor

Video Playback When the unit is not working properly

Turning Off the Power

1 Turn off the power.


.
1 Scene Counter

.
2 Remove the AC adapter and battery pack from this unit, reattach them,
2 Operation Indicator open the LCD monitor and this unit powers on automatically. (Reset
“Playing Back Videos” (A p. 35) complete)

3 Date/Time
“Clock Setting” (A p. 16)

4 Media
5 Playback Time
“Playing Back Videos” (A p. 35)

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Troubleshooting

Battery Pack Recording

Unable to turn on the power when using the battery pack. Recording cannot be performed.
Recharge the battery pack. Set to the recording mode with the L (Play/Record) button.
“Charging the Battery Pack” (A p. 12) When there are multiple light sources and depending on the shooting
Check whether the terminals are dirty. conditions, exposure and focus may not be adjusted correctly in the
If the terminal of this unit or the battery pack is dirty, wipe it with a cotton swab Intelligent Auto mode. In this case, adjust the settings manually.
or something similar. “Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)
If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and
performance cannot be guaranteed. Be sure to use JVC battery packs.
Recording stops automatically.
Recording stops automatically as it cannot be performed for 12 or more
Short usage time even after charging. consecutive hours according to specifications. (It may take some time to
Battery deterioration occurs when a battery pack is charged repeatedly. resume recording.)
Replace the battery pack with a new one. Turn off this unit, wait for a while, and turn it on again. (This unit stops
“Optional Accessories” (A p. 20) automatically to protect the circuit when the temperature rises.)

Unable to charge the battery pack. The focus is not adjusted automatically.
When the battery pack is fully charged, the lamp does not flash. If you are recording in a dark place or a subject that has no contrast between
Check whether the terminals are dirty. dark and light, adjust the focus manually.
If the terminal of this unit or the battery pack is dirty, wipe it with a cotton swab “Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)
or something similar. Wipe the lens with a lens cleaning cloth.
Using a non-original AC adapter may result in damage to this unit. Be sure Cancel manual focus on the manual recording menu.
to use an original AC adapter. “Adjusting Focus Manually” (A p. 25)

The remaining battery display is not correct. Zoom does not work.
Remaining battery power is not displayed when the AC adapter is Zoom operation is not available in time-lapse recording.
connected. To use digital zoom, set “ZOOM” in the menu accordingly.
If this unit is used for long periods of time in high or low temperatures, or if “ZOOM” (A p. 58)
the battery pack is repeatedly charged, the amount of remaining battery may
not be displayed correctly.
Mosaic-type noise occurs when recording scenes with fast
movements or extreme changes in brightness.
Set the “VIDEO QUALITY” to “UXP” or “XP” for recording.
“VIDEO QUALITY” (A p. 58)

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Troubleshooting

Card No date/time display.


Set “ON-SCREEN DISPLAY” in the menu accordingly.
“ON-SCREEN DISPLAY” (A p. 63)
Cannot insert the SD card. Set “DISPLAY ON TV” in the menu to “ON”.
Make sure not to insert the SD card in the wrong direction. “DISPLAY ON TV” (A p. 69)
“Inserting an SD Card” (A p. 14)
Images do not appear on the TV properly.
Unable to copy to SD card. Disconnect the cable and connect again.
To use SD cards that have been used on other devices, it is necessary to “Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector” (A p. 38)
format (initialize) the SD card using “FORMAT SD CARD” from media Turn off and on this unit again.
settings.
“FORMAT SD CARD” (A p. 71)
Images are projected vertically on the TV.
Set “VIDEO OUTPUT” in the “CONNECTION SETTINGS” menu to “4:3”.
Playback “VIDEO OUTPUT” (A p. 69)
Adjust the TV's screen accordingly.
Sound or video is interrupted.
Sometimes playback is interrupted at the connecting section between two The image displayed on TV is too small.
scenes. This is not a malfunction. Set “VIDEO OUTPUT” in the “CONNECTION SETTINGS” menu to “16:9”.
“VIDEO OUTPUT” (A p. 69)
There is no sound.
Audio sound is not recorded for videos taken in “TIME-LAPSE When connected to the TV via the HDMI mini cable, proper
RECORDING”. images and sounds are not output.
“Recording at Intervals (TIME-LAPSE RECORDING)” (A p. 31) Images and sounds may not be output properly depending on the TV
connected. In such cases, perform the following operations.
A Disconnect the HDMI mini cable and connect it again.
The same image is displayed for a long time.
B Turn off and on this unit again.
Replace the SD card. (When the SD card is damaged, difficulty in reading “Connecting via the HDMI Mini Connector” (A p. 38)
the data occurs. This unit will try to play back as much as possible, but it will
stop eventually if the condition persists.)
Execute “FORMAT SD CARD” in the “MEDIA SETTINGS” menu. (All data
will be deleted.)
“FORMAT SD CARD” (A p. 71)

The motion is choppy.


Replace the SD card. (When the SD card is damaged, difficulty in reading
the data occurs. This unit will try to play back as much as possible, but it will
stop eventually if the condition persists.)
Execute “FORMAT SD CARD” in the “MEDIA SETTINGS” menu. (All data
will be deleted.)
“FORMAT SD CARD” (A p. 71)
Verify the system requirements of your PC when using Everio MediaBrowser
4 to play back.
“Verifying System Requirements (Guideline)” (A p. 46)

Cannot find a recorded file.


Cancel the date search function.
“Searching for a Specific Video” (A p. 36)
Select “PLAYBACK OTHER FILE” in the menu. (Video files that have
damaged management information can be played back.)
“Playing a Video with Defective Management Information” (A p. 36)

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Troubleshooting

Editing/Copying Computer

Unable to dub to a Blu-ray recorder. Unable to copy files to the computer’s HDD.
Dubbing cannot be performed by connecting this unit to a Blu-ray recorder Connect the USB cable correctly.
with a USB cable. Connect and dub using the supplied AV cable. “Backing Up All Files” (A p. 48)
“Dubbing Files to a Disc by Connecting to a DVD Recorder” (A p. 45) If the provided software Everio MediaBrowser 4 is not installed, some
functions may not work properly.
“Installing the Provided Software (Built-in)” (A p. 47)
Unable to delete file.
Before making backup, make sure that enough free space is left in the
Files that are protected cannot be deleted. Release protection before computer's hard disk (HDD).
deleting the file.
“Protecting Files” (A p. 42)
Unable to copy files to DVD with a computer.
To record to discs, a recordable DVD or Blu-ray drive is required for the
BACK-UP menu does not disappear.
computer in use.
While the USB cable is connected, the “BACK UP” menu is displayed.
“Backing Up All Files” (A p. 48)
Cannot upload the file to YouTube.
Check if you have created an account with YouTube. (You need a YouTube
Unable to turn off the BACK-UP menu. account to upload files to YouTube.)
Turn off the power of this unit or remove the AC adapter. Changing videos to the file format for uploading cannot be performed on this
unit.
Refer to “Q&A”, “Latest Information”, “Download Information”, etc. in “Click
for Latest Product Info” in the help file of the provided software Everio
MediaBrowser 4.

I am using a Mac computer.


Copy the files to a Mac computer using the following method.
“Copying to Mac Computer” (A p. 54)

The computer cannot recognize the SDXC card.


Confirm and update the OS of your computer.

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Troubleshooting

Screen/Image Other Problems

The LCD monitor is difficult to see. The image is grainy.


The LCD monitor may be difficult to see if used in bright areas such as under When digital zoom is used, the image becomes grainy as it is digitally
direct sunlight. enlarged.

A band or a ball of bright light appears on the LCD monitor. This unit heats up.
Change the direction of this unit to prevent the light source from coming into This is not a malfunction. (This unit may become warm when used for a long
view. (A band or a ball of bright light may appear when there is a bright light time.)
source near this unit, but this is not a malfunction.)
The language on the display changed.
The recorded subject is too dark. It may occur when you connect this unit to a TV with different language setting
Use backlight compensation when the background is bright and the subject using an HDMI mini cable.
is dark. “Operating in Conjunction with TV via HDMI” (A p. 39)
“Setting Backlight Compensation” (A p. 28)
Use “NIGHTALIVE” in “SCENE SELECT”.
HDMI-CEC functions do not work properly, and the TV does
“Scene Selection” (A p. 24)
not work in conjunction with this unit.
Use “GAIN UP” in the menu.
“GAIN UP” (A p. 57) TVs may operate differently depending on the specifications, even if they
Set “BRIGHTNESS ADJUST” in the manual settings menu to the "+" side. are HDMI-CEC compliant. Therefore, the HDMI-CEC functions of this unit
“Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 26) cannot be guaranteed to operate in combination with all the TVs. In such
cases, set “HDMI CONTROL” to “OFF”.
“HDMI CONTROL” (A p. 70)
The recorded subject is too bright.
Set “BACKLIGHT COMP.” to “OFF” if it is being used. The unit operates slowly when switching between modes, or
“Setting Backlight Compensation” (A p. 28) when switching the power on or off.
Set “BRIGHTNESS ADJUST” in the manual settings menu to the "-" side.
“Adjusting Brightness” (A p. 26) It is recommended that you copy all files onto your computer, and erase the
files from this unit. (If there are many recorded files on this unit, it takes time
for the unit to respond.)
The color looks strange. (Too bluish, too reddish, etc.)
Wait for a while until natural colors are achieved. (It may take some time for This unit does not function properly and error messages
white balance to be adjusted.) appear.
Set “WHITE BALANCE” in the manual settings menu to a setting other than
“AUTO”. If the colors look unnatural, select “MWB” and adjust accordingly. This unit is a microcomputer-controlled device. Electrostatic discharge,
Otherwise, select from “FINE”/“CLOUD”/“HALOGEN” according to the light external noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from
source. functioning properly. In such a case, turn off the power, then remove the AC
“Setting White Balance” (A p. 27) adapter and battery pack. This unit will be reset.

Make a backup of important recorded data.


The color looks different.
It is recommended to copy your important recorded data to a DVD or other
Set “WHITE BALANCE” in the manual settings menu to a setting other than
recording media for storage.
“AUTO”. If the colors look unnatural, select “MWB” and adjust accordingly.
JVC will not be responsible for any lost data.
Otherwise, select from “FINE”/“CLOUD”/“HALOGEN” according to the light
source.
“Setting White Balance” (A p. 27)

There are bright or dark spots on the screen.


While the LCD monitor screen has more than 99.99% effective pixels, 0.01%
of the pixels may be bright spots (red, blue, green) or dark spots. This is not
a malfunction. The spots will not be recorded.

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Troubleshooting

Error Message? SCENE QUANTITY EXCEEDED LIMIT


Move the files or folders to a computer or other device. (Back up your files.)

CHECK LENS COVER


NUMBER OF FOLDERS OVERFLOW
Open the lens cover.
Move the files or folders to a computer or other device. (Back up your files.)

SET DATE/TIME!
FILE QUANTITY LIMIT EXCEEDED
Connect the AC adapter, charge the battery for more than 24 hours and set
the clock. (If the message still appears, the clock battery is exhausted. Move the files or folders to a computer or other device. (Back up your files.)
Consult your nearest JVC dealer.)
“Clock Setting” (A p. 16) CAMERA TEMPERATURE IS TOO COLD KEEP CAMERA
POWER ON PLEASE WAIT
COMMUNICATION ERROR Leave this unit turned on for a while.
Reconnect the USB cable. If the warning still does not disappear, turn off the power and move the unit
Turn off this unit and the devices connected to it, and turn them on again. to a warm place while taking care to avoid a sudden temperature change.
Reattach the battery pack. Turn on the power again after a while.

MEMORY CARD ERROR!


Turn off and on this unit again.
Remove the AC adapter and battery pack, then remove and re-insert the SD
card.
Remove any dirt from the SD card terminals.
If the above does not solve the problem, back up your files and execute
“FORMAT SD CARD” in the “MEDIA SETTINGS” menu. (All data will be
deleted.)
“FORMAT SD CARD” (A p. 71)

NOT FORMATTED
Select “OK”, then select “YES” on the “DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT?”
screen.

RECORDING FAILURE
Turn off and on this unit again.

PLAYBACK FAILED
Remove and re-insert the SD card.
“Inserting an SD Card” (A p. 14)
Remove any dirt from the SD card terminals.
Insert the SD card before turning on the power.
Do not subject this unit to any strong impact or vibration.

VIDEO MANAGEMENT FILE IS DAMAGED, RECOVERY IS


REQUIRED TO RECORD/PLAYBACK, RECOVER?
Select “OK” to restore. (Videos that cannot be restored will not be displayed
on the index screen, but you may be able to play them back using
“PLAYBACK OTHER FILE” in the menu.)
“Playing a Video with Defective Management Information” (A p. 36)

UNSUPPORTED FILE!
Use files recorded with this unit. (Files recorded with other devices may not
be playable.)

THIS FILE IS PROTECTED


Switch off the “PROTECT/CANCEL” function in the menu.
“Protecting Files” (A p. 42)

CHECK CARD’S WRITE PROTECTION SWITCH


Set the write protect switch of the SD card to off.

INSUFFICIENT AVAILABLE SPACE


Delete files, or move files to a computer or other devices.
Replace the SD card with a new one.

MAXIMUM QUANTITY RECORDING FOLDERS/FILES HAS


BEEN REACHED
Move the files or folders to a computer or other device. (Back up your files.)

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Maintenance

Perform regular maintenance of this unit to enable it to be used for a long


time.
Caution :
0 Be sure to detach the battery pack, AC adapter, and power plug before
performing any maintenance.

Camcorder
0 Wipe this unit with a dry, soft cloth to remove any dirt.
0 When it is extremely dirty, soak the cloth in a solution of neutral detergent,
wipe the body with it, and then use a clean cloth to remove the detergent.

Caution :
0 Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, or alcohol. Doing so may
cause damage to the unit.
0 When using a chemical cloth or cleaner, be sure to observe the warning
labels and instructions of the product.
0 Do not leave the device in contact with rubber or plastic products for a long
time.

Lens/LCD Monitor
0 Use a lens blower (commercially available) to remove any dust, and a
cleaning cloth (commercially available) to wipe off any dirt.
Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
0 Commercially available non-reflective film or protective film can be used.
However, the screen may appear slightly darker depending on the
thickness of the film used.

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Specifications

Camera Connectors
Item Details Item Details

Power supply Using AC adapter: DC 5.2 V HDMI output HDMI™ mini connector
Using battery pack: DC 3.5 V - 3.6 V connector

Power consumption 2.2 W (when “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” is set to AV output Video output: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω
“3” (standard)) connector Audio output: 300 mV (rms), 1 KΩ
2.4 W (when “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” is set to
“4” (brighter)) USB connector Mini USB Type B, USB 2.0 compliant
Rated Current Consumption: 1A

Dimensions (mm) 50.5 mm x 55.0 mm x 110.5 mm Video


(W x H x D: excluding grip belt)
Item Details
Mass Approx. 185 g (camera only),
Approx. 215 g (including supplied battery pack) Recording/ AVCHD standard
Playback format Video: AVC/H.264
Operating Allowable operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch
environment Allowable storage temperature: -20°C to 50°C
Allowable relative humidity: 35 % to 80 % Extension .MTS

Image pickup 1/5.8” 1,500,000 pixels (BSI CMOS) Signal system PAL standard
device
Image quality UXP
Recording area 750,000 to 1,250,000 pixels (Video) 1920 x 1080 pixels
(Video) Average Approximate 24 Mbps
XP
Lens F1.8 - 6.3, f= 2.9 mm to 116.0 mm 1920 x 1080 pixels
35 mm conversion: 42.0 mm to 1,680 mm Average Approximate 17 Mbps
SP
Zoom (during video Optical zoom: Up to 40x 1920 x 1080 pixels
recording) Dynamic zoom: Up to 70x Average Approximate 12 Mbps
Digital zoom: Up to 200x EP
1920 x 1080 pixels
LCD monitor 2.7” wide, 230K pixels, polysilicon color LCD
Average Approximate 4.8 Mbps
SSW (AVCHD SD) (16:9)
Recording media SDHC/SDXC card (commercially available)
720 x 576 pixels (Interlaced)
Clock battery Rechargeable battery Average Approximate 6.2 Mbps
SEW (AVCHD SD) (16:9)
720 x 576 pixels (Interlaced)
Average Approximate 3 Mbps

Sound quality 48 kHz, 256 kbps


(Audio)

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Specifications

AC Adapter (AC-V10M)
Item Details

Power supply AC 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz

Output DC 5.2 V, 1 A

Allowable operating 0°C to 40°C


temperature (10°C to 35°C during charging)

Dimensions (mm) 83 x 28 x 40 (W x H x D: excluding cord and AC


plug)

Mass Approx. 77 g

Battery Pack (BN-VG108E)


Item Details

Power voltage 3.5 V - 3.6 V

Capacity 860 mAh

Dimensions (mm) 31 mm x 21.5 mm x 43 mm (W x H x D)

Mass Approx. 30 g

Memo :
0 The specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes
for further improvement without prior notice.

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