Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product GR-DF428 JVC
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ENGLISH GR-DF428 L YT1462-001A EN TERMS Dear Customer , Thank you for purchasing this digital video camera. Before use, please read the safety inf ormation and precautions contained in the pages 3 – 4 and 10 to ensure safe use of this product.
2 EN MasterP age: Left Wipe/Fader Effects Y ou can use the Wipe /F ader Effects to make pro-style scene transitions. ( 墌 pg. 38) Program AE with Special Effect s For e xample, “SPOR T S” mode allows f ast- moving images to be captured one frame at a time, f or vivid, stable slo w-motion.
EN 3 MasterP age: Start_Right SAFETY PRECAUTIONS W ARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NO T EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTUR E. CAUTIONS: ● If you notice smoke o r a peculiar smell coming from the camcorder or A C Adapter , shut it down and unplug it immediately .
4 EN MasterP age: Left Do not point the lens or the viewfinder dir ectly into the sun. This can cause ey e injur ies, as well as lead to the malfunctioning of int ernal circuitr y . There is also a risk of fire or electric shock. CAUTION! The fol lowing notes conc ern possible physical damage to the camcord er and to the user .
MasterP age: TOC_Heading0 _Right EN 5 CONTENTS GETTING STARTED 6 Index ................. ............................... ................. 6 Provided Accesso ries ............... ...................... 11 Power............ .................. ...
6 EN MasterP age: Left GETTING ST ARTED Index 8 7 O S R Q LM N V U e d T W X Y Za K P g f 90 c b 6 2 1 3 54 hi GR-DF428AH.book Page 6 Friday, March 18, 2005 5:07 PM .
EN 7 GETTING ST ARTED MasterP age: Start_Right GETTING ST ARTED Controls A Menu Butto n [MENU] ( 墌 pg. 27) Data Battery Button [BA TT . DA T A] ( 墌 pg. 14) B Set Button [SET] ( 墌 pg. 27) C F ast-F orward B utton [ 5 ] ( 墌 pg. 22) LED Light Butto n [LIGHT] ( 墌 pg.
GETTING ST ARTED 8 EN MasterP age: Left LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications During Video Recordin g a Operation Mode ( 墌 pg. 15) B : Gain Up Mode ( 墌 pg . 28) C White Balanc e Indicator ( 墌 pg . 37) D : Spot Expo sure Contro l Indicator ( 墌 pg.
EN 9 GETTING ST ARTED MasterP age: Start_Right GETTING ST ARTED During Video Playback a Sound Mode I ndicato r ( 墌 pg. 31) B Blank Se arch Indica tor ( 墌 pg. 22) C T ape Speed ( 墌 pg . 28) D 4 : Playback 5 : F a st-Forward/Shuttle Se arch 3 : Rewind/Shuttle Se arch 9 : P ause 9 U : Forw ard Fr ame-By-Frame Pla y back/ Slow-Motio n Y 9 : Rev erse F rame-By -Fr a me Playback/ Slow-Motio n D : Au dio Dubbi ng 9 D : A udio Dubbing P ause (Appear whil e a tape is r unning.
GETTING ST ARTED 10 EN MasterP age: Left Before Using This Camcorder Make sure you onl y use cassettes with the Mini D V mark . This camcorder is designed e xclusivel y for the digital video cassette. Only cassettes marked “ ” can be used with this un it.
EN 11 GETTING ST ARTED MasterP age: Start_Right GETTING ST ARTED a AC Adapter AP-V 14E b P ower Cord c Batter y Pac k BN-VF707U d AV C a b l e e Au dio Extensio n Cable (for optional micr ophone, 墌 pg. 12 for connection ) f Core Filter [small] x 2 (for A ud io extention cable 墌 pg.
GETTING ST ARTED 12 EN MasterP age: Left How T o Attach The Shoulder Strap Fo llow the illu stration. 1 Thread the st rap through th e eyelet. 2 Fold it back and thread it th rough the strap guide and the buckle. ● T o adjust the length of the strap , loosen and then tighten the str ap in the buc kle.
EN 13 GETTING ST ARTED MasterP age: Start_Right GETTING ST ARTED How T o Attach The Core Filter Attach the co re filte rs to the cables. The core filter redu ces interf erence. 1 Release the stoppers on bot h ends of th e core filter . 2 Run the cab le through the core filter , leavi ng approx.
GETTING ST ARTED 14 EN MasterP age: Left T o detach the battery pack Slide the b attery pack to th e left while pre ssing BA TT . RELEASE to detach it. * Provided NOTES: ● This product includes patent ed and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery .
EN 15 GETTING ST ARTED MasterP age: Start_Right GETTING ST ARTED Using AC Power P erfor m steps 4 – 5 in “Cha rging The Ba tter y Pa c k ” . NOTE: The provided A C Adapter features automat ic voltage select ion in the AC r ange from 110 V to 240 V .
GETTING ST ARTED 16 EN MasterP age: Left The language on the displa y can be changed. ( 墌 pg. 27, 30, 32) 1 Set the P ower Swit ch to “ M ” while pres sing down the Lock Button located on the switch. 2 Open the LCD moni tor fully . ( 墌 pg.
EN 17 GETTING ST ARTED MasterP age: Start_Right GETTING ST ARTED 1 Set the P ower Switch to “ M ” or “P LA Y” while pressing down the L ock Button lo cated on th e sw itch. 2 Open the LCD monitor fully . ( 墌 pg. 19) ● T o adjust the brightness of the viewfi nder , pull out the viewfinder fully and set “PRIORITY” to “FINDER” ( 墌 pg.
GETTING ST ARTED 18 EN MasterP age: Left NOTES: ● If you wait a f ew seconds and the casset te holder does not open, close the cassette holder cov e r and try again. If the cassette holder still does not open, turn the camcorder off then on again .
MasterP age: Video_Heading0_Right EN 19 VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK VIDEO RECORDING NOTE: Bef ore continuing, perf or m the procedures listed below: ● Pow er ( 墌 pg. 13) ● Loading A Cassette ( 墌 pg. 17) 1 Remov e the lens cap . ( 墌 pg.
VIDEO RECORDING 20 EN MasterP age: Left NOTES: ● The image will not appear simultan eously on the LCD monitor and the viewfi nder . When the viewfinder is pulled ou t while the LCD monitor is opened, y ou can select which one to use. Set “PRIORITY” to the desi red mode in SYSTEM Menu.
EN 21 VIDEO RECORDING MasterP age: Start_Right VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK Tim e Co d e During recording, a time code is r ecorded on t he tape. Th is code is to confirm the location of t he recorded sce ne on the tap e during playback. * Frames ar e not displa yed during recording.
22 EN MasterP age: Left VIDEO PLA YB A CK 1 Load a casset te. ( 墌 pg. 17) 2 Set the P ower Swit ch to “PLA Y” while pressing do wn the Loc k Button loca ted on the sw itch. 3 T o star t playback, press 4 / 9 . 4 T o stop playback, press 8 .
EN 23 VIDEO PLA YB A CK MasterP age: Start_Right VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK NOTES: ● Befor e star ting Blank Search, if the current position is at a blank portion, the camcorder searches in the re verse dir ection. If the current position is at a recorded portion, the camcorder searches in the f orward direct ion.
VIDEO PLA YB A CK 24 EN MasterP age: Left The Full-Funct ion Remote Contro l Unit can operate thi s camcorder from a distance as we ll as the basi c operat ions (Pla yback, Stop , Pause , F ast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR. It also makes additional p la yback fu nctions po ssible .
EN 25 VIDEO PLA YB A CK MasterP age: Start_Right VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK The following buttons are av ail able when the camcorder’ s P ower Switch is set to “ A ” or “ M ”. o Zoom (T/W) Butto ns Zoom in/out ( 墌 pg. 20, 26) (Also a vai lable with the P ower Swit ch set to “PLA Y”) p ST ART/ST OP Button Functions th e same as the Re cording Star t/ Stop Button on the camcord er .
VIDEO PLA YB A CK 26 EN MasterP age: Left Playback Zoom Magnifies the record ed image up to 47X at any time dur ing video pl ayback. 1) Press PLA Y ( U ) to star t vide o pla yback . Or perf or m normal pla yback of images . 2) At the point y ou want to z o om in, press th e Zoom Butt on ( T ).
EN 27 MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES MENUS FOR DET AILED ADJUSTMENT This camcorde r is equipped with an easy-t o-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more detailed ca mcorder settings . ( 墌 p g .2 8–3 2 ) 1 For Vide o Recor ding Menus: Set the P ower Switc h to “ M ” while pressing down th e Lock Bu tton located o n the s witch.
MENUS FOR DET AILED ADJUSTMENT 28 EN MasterP age: Left CAMERA The “ m CAMERA” settings are e ffectiv e when the P ower Switch is set to both “ A ” and “ M ”. How ev er , the menu settings can be cha nged only when the P ow er Switch is set to “ M ”.
EN 29 MENUS FOR DET AILED ADJUSTMENT MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES MANU A L The “ q MANUAL ” setti ngs are effective only when the P owe r Switch is set to “ M ”. [ ] = F actory-preset OFF : Disables the funct ion. [ON ] : T o c ompensate for unst able images caused b y camera-s hake , par ticularly at high magnification.
MENUS FOR DET AILED ADJUSTMENT 30 EN MasterP age: Left OFF : Disables the remote contr ol operations. [ON] : Enables the remo te control operations. OFF : A utomatic demonstra tion will no t take place. [ON] : Demonstrate s cer tain function s such as Progr am AE with specia l effe cts, etc.
EN 31 MENUS FOR DET AILED ADJUSTMENT MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES VIDEO [ ] = F actory-preset SOUND MODE and NARRA TION During tape playback, the camcorder d etects the sound mode in whi ch the reco rding was made, and plays the sound back.
MENUS FOR DET AILED ADJUSTMENT 32 EN MasterP age: Left SYSTEM Each setting is linked with “ s SYSTEM”, which appears wh en the P ow er Switch i s set to “ M ”. ( 墌 pg. 27) ● The parameters are the sa me as in the description on page 29.
EN 33 MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES FEA TURES FOR RECORDING LED Light can be used to bright en the subj ect in the dar k place dur ing video re cording o r D .S.C . shooting. 1 Press LI GHT repeatedly to change the setting. OFF : T urns off the light.
FEA TURES FOR RECORDING 34 EN MasterP age: Left Makes dark subj ects or areas ev en b righter t han they would be under go od natural ligh ting. Although the recor ded image is not grainy , it may look as if it is strobing due to the sl ow shutt er speed.
EN 35 FEA TURES FOR RECORDING MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES The camcorder ’ s F ull Range AF system offers continuous sho oting abili ty from cl ose-up (as close as appr ox. 5 cm to the subject) to infinit y . Howe ver , correct focus may not be obtained dependin g on the shooti ng condit ion.
FEA TURES FOR RECORDING 36 EN MasterP age: Left Li ke t he pu p il of th e hu ma n eye, t he ir i s contract s in wel l-lit en vironments to keep too much light from entering, and d ilates in dim enviro nments to a llow in mor e light. Use this functio n in the foll owing si tuations: ● When shooting a mo ving subject.
EN 37 FEA TURES FOR RECORDING MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES The white balan ce ref ers to the correctnes s of colour repr oduction un der various ligh ting. If the white balance is correct, all othe r colours will be accurately r eproduce d.
FEA TURES FOR RECORDING 38 EN MasterP age: Left These effects let you make pro-style scen e transitions . Use them to spice up the transiti on from one scen e to the next. Wipe or F ader wor ks when vide o recordin g is star te d or stopped. 1 Set the P ower Swit ch to “ M ”.
EN 39 FEA TURES FOR RECORDING MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES PROGRAM AE OFF : Disables the fu nction. (Factory -preset) NIGHTSCOPE : ( 墌 pg. 34) S HUTTER 1/50 : The sh utter speed i s fixed at 1/50th of a se cond. Black bands tha t usually appear w hen shooti ng a TV screen b ecome narrower .
MasterP age: Heading0_Left 40 EN EDITING A T o S-VIDEO IN* B Y ellow to VIDEO IN C Red to A UDIO R IN D White to A UDIO L IN * Connect whe n your TV/ VCR has an S-VIDEO I N connector. In this case, it is not necessar y to connect the yello w video cable .
EN 41 EDITING MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES It is also possi ble to copy recorded scenes fr om the camcorde r onto another v ideo unit equi pped with a D V connec tor . Since a dig ital signal is sent, there is litt le if any image or sound deterioratio n.
EDITING 42 EN MasterP age: Left It is possi ble to transfer still/moving i mages on a tape to a PC wit h a D V connect or by using the softw are equipp ed with the P C or commercia lly av ailable software. If yo u are usin g a Windo ws ® XP, y ou can use Window s ® Messenge r to conduct vi deo conferences over the Inter net, us ing a camcorder .
EN 43 EDITING MasterP age: Start_Right ADV ANCED FEA TURES The audio track can be custo mised only wh en recorded in the 12-BIT and SP modes. ( 墌 pg. 28) ● Use the provided r emote control. 1 Pla y bac k the tape to locate the po int where editing wil l star t, t hen press PA U S E ( 9 ).
EDITING 44 EN MasterP age: Left Y ou can record a new scene into a previously recorde d tape, replaci ng a sectio n of the or iginal recording w ith minimal picture distor tio n at the i n and out points . The original audio remains unchanged .
EN 45 MasterP age: Start_Right REFERENCES TROUBLESHOOTING If, after follo wing the steps in t he chart below , the prob lem still e xists, pl ease consult y our nearest JVC dealer. Power ● The power is not connect ed properly . H Connect the A C Adapter securely .
TROUBLESHOOTING 46 EN MasterP age: Left ● The light source o r the subject does not include white. Or th ere are various diff erent light sources behind the subje ct. H Find a white subject and compose you r shot so that it also appear s in the frame.
EN 47 TROUBLESHOOTING MasterP age: Start_Right REFERENCES ● The viewfinder is pul led out and “PRIORITY” is set to “FINDER”. H Push the viewfinder back in or set “PRIORITY” to “LCD”. ( 墌 pg. 19, 27, 30) ● The LCD monitor’ s br ightness setting is too dark.
TROUBLESHOOTING 48 EN MasterP age: Left Appears for 5 secon ds after p ower is tur ned on i f the lens c ap is atta ched or when i t is dark . Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a blank portion of a tape . ( 墌 pg. 43) ● Appears if Audio Dubbing is attempted on a tape recorded in the LP mode .
MasterP age: Advan_Hea ding0_Right EN 49 REFERENCES Before cleaning, tur n off the c amcorder and remov e the battery pac k and AC Adapter . T o clean the exterior Wipe gently wit h a soft cloth . Put the cloth i n diluted mild so ap and wring it well to wipe off heavy dir t.
CA UTIONS 50 EN MasterP age: Left NOTES: ● It is normal for the batt ery pack to be warm after charging, or after use . T emperature Range Specifications Charging: 10°C to 35°C Operation: 0° C to 40°C Storage: –20° C to 50°C ● The lower the temperature , the longer recharging ta kes.
EN 51 CA UTIONS MasterP age: Start_Right REFERENCES ● Dirty heads c an cause t he fo llowing problems: ... No picture during pla yback. ... Blocks of noise appear during pla yback. ... During recording or pla yback, the Head Clog W arning indicator “ ” appears.
MasterP age: Heading0_Left 52 EN SPECIFICA TIONS Camcorder Po wer supply DC 11 V (Using AC Adapter) DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) Po wer consum ption Approx. 3.2 W (3.5 W*) (LCD monitor off , viewfinder on) Approx. 4.2 W (4.5 W*) (LCD monitor on, viewfinder off) * Using LED Light Dimensions (W x H x D) 75 mm x 74 mm x 111 mm (with the LCD monitor closed and the vie wfinder pushed back in) Wei g h t Appro x.
EN 53 MasterP age: Start_Right TERMS TERMS A AC Adapter ....................... ..................... ........ 15 Animation ..... .................. ................. ............... 29 Audio Dubbing .................. .........................
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