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  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 1
    User Manual Digital Camcorder DV 1
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 2
    ... Copyright ...6 Trademarks ...6 About this manual ...6 Symbols used in this manual...6 WARNING ...7 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...9 Video camera notes...9 Memory card notes ...9 LCD screen notes ...10 Please read the following important information carefully before ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 3
    ... Set Date and Time...0 BASIC OPERATION ...1 Recording Movies ...1 Zoom Function ...1 White Balance ... Shooting ... LCD Screen Display in Different Modes ... Shooting Screen ... Video Recording ...4 Playback...5 DISP ...6 PLAYBACK ...7 Preview Photos and Videos ...7 Video ...7 
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 4
    ... Photos ...9 Screen Display in the Playback Mode...0 Delete Photos and Videos ...1 MENU SETUP... Photo Setup ... Quality ... Exposure Metering ......Movie Setup ...6 Movie Resolution...7 Exposure Metering Modes ...7 HDR ...8 General Setup...9 Beep Setup ...40 LCD Brightness ...40 World...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 5
    Copy to Card...4 Playback Setup ...44 Delete ...45 Slide Show ...47 Red Eye Removal ...48 CONNECTION...49 Connecting to TV Output with HDMI ...49 Connecting to a PC via USB ...50 APPENDICES ...5 Specifications: DV1...5 Error Messages ...55 Troubleshooting...57 5
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 6
    PRECAUTIONS Preface Thank you for purchasing this GE digital video camera. Please read this manual carefully and keep it in a... properties of their respective owners. About this manual This manual provides you with instructions on how to use your GE digital video camera. Every effort has been made to...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 7
    WARNING Do not expose the video camera battery pack or other accessories to rain or humidity to to reduce the risk of fire hazard or electric shock fire ... health, environment and customer protection. "CE" marked video cameras are intended for sales in Europe. This symbol [crossed-out...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 8
    Declaration of Conformity Model Name: Trade Name: Responsible Party: Address: Telephone Number: DV1 GE General Imaging Co. 1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 550, Gardena, CA 90248, USA. +1-800-730-6597 (Outside U.S. & Canada: +1-310-755-6857) ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 9
    ...very humid and dusty places; Doing so may shorten the life of the digital video camera or allow foreign materials to enter which could ... for it to warm to room temperature before turning on the video camera. General Imaging is not responsible for any loss of data. Memory card notes: When using a new...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 10
    ... product: • Do not disassemble or attempt to service the video camera yourself. • Do not drop or... the product as it will void the warranty. • Turn off the video camera before inserting or removing the memory ... lens. • Do not expose the video camera lens to direct sunlight for extended periods....
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 11
    ... Precautions Water & Dust Proof • The video camera meets JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8 (IPX8)...JIS/IEC dustproof grade 6 (IPX6). • The accessories included with the video camera are not for use in wet ...damaged waterproofing rubber should not be used in wet conditions. • Don't use the video camera ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 12
    Maintenance Precautions After Using • Wipe the video camera with a clean, dry lint free cloth. ... SD cover or interface cover and on the contact surface of video camera body; make sure to dry it ...interface cover when cleaning). After cleaning, wipe out the video camera with a clean and dry lint free ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 13
    GETTING STARTED Accessories Your package should contain the video camera model you purchased along with the items below. If anything is missing or appears to be damaged, please contact our customer service department. Warranty Card Quick Guide Wrist Strap USB Cable Power Adapter CD-ROM 1
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 14
    Each Component Name 16 17 15 1 14 18 13 19 2 3 12 23 20 21 4 8 5 7 9 10 11 6 22 1   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LCD Screen Shooting Button Playback Button Up Button / Zoom in Button Left Button / Disp Down Button / Zoom out Button OK Button / Record Button Wrist Strap Hole Delete Button Menu ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 15
    Charge and Insert SD Card Charge: This video camera has an internal battery. You can use the following three methods to charge the video camera: 1. Use the USB cable to connect the video camera with the adapter see figure (1); 2. Use the USB cable to connect the video ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 16
    .... Optional SD/SDHC cards are not included in the accessories and must be purchased separately. When selecting Full HD size (1920X1080, 1440X1080) to record video, please use High Speed Card (above Class 4). When taking video, if "Memory card accessing is slow" on the LCD ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 17
    Turning On/Off Press the Power button to turn the video camera on/off. When the power is off, press the Power... the power supply is on, press the Power button for to turn the video camera off. If there is no response on the video camera, press and hold the power button and the button for at least two ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 18
    ...Date/Time Language, Date / Time setting menu will appear when turning the video camera on for the first time. Use the following procedures to set the camera to your preferences: 1. Press Power button to turn the video camera on. . Press . Press button to select the settings. button...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 19
    Set Display Language 1. Press 2. Press Press button to enter the setting menu. to select menu; to select Language option. 3. Press button to enter the setting interface. 4. Press to select language of choice. Then press button to return to the menu; or press button to return to the shooting ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 20
    Set Date and Time 1. Press . Press Press button. to select menu; to select Date / Time option. . Press button to enter the Set Date/Time program. 4. Press to select function option or select , press button to return to the menu; to select the value; Press Or press button to return to the ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 21
    ...Movie Recording This function can take movies. 1. Press Power button to turn the video camera on. . Press . Press button to begin taking video. button to end the video shooting. Zoom Function Press • • button to zoom in or zoom out: :Digital Zoom in :Digital Zoom ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 22
    White Balance With White Balance, users can adjust the color temperature under different light sources to ensure correct color. ...: Incandescent White Balance: Underwater Shooting While Recording You can take photos while recording video. During the process of recording video, press button to take ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 23
    LCD Screen Display in Different Modes Shooting Screen: 1. Battery status indicator . Memory card . Remaining number of pictures 4. image resolution ...Balance 7. Continuous Shot 8. WT Ratio 9. HDR 10. Histogram 11. Video Quality 1. Remaining video time 1. Face Detection 14. Shooting date and time 7...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 24
    Video Recording: 1. Battery status indicator . Memory card . During recording 4. The number of available photos 5. The ... Continuous Shot 9. WT Ratio 10. HDR 11. Zoom out 1. Zoom in 1. Video Recording Indicator 14. Video shooting time (during shooting) 15. Shooting date and time 8 4 5 14 1 2 3 07...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 25
    ...4 4 5 6 6 2010-07-17 09:13 2010-07-17 09:13 Playback: 1. Battery status indicator . Previous photo/video 3. Selected film /image 4. Video file reminder display 5. Next photo/video 6. Shooting date and time 7. Ranking order/number of the current photos 8. Film ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 26
    DISP In shooting mode press following two screens: / DISP button, you can switch the screen between the Display One Display Two 6
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 27
    ... select the 2. Vertical: Press previous /next photo /video; Horizontal: Press button to select the previous /...00:02:11 00:10:12 Video: In the playback mode, each button description ... Forward Increase Volume 1 2 3 4 5 When playing videos, the operation guides will button to play appear on the screen....
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 28
    ... return to Playback screen. In the Playback mode, only the first frame is displayed on the video. Fast Forward display: 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x Fast Backward display: 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x. When the video camera is turned off, press and enter the Playback mode. button for  sec to turn it on, 8
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 29
    ... up to 4x See note below. 4. Press button to move the position of display area. 5. Press button again to return to the Playback screen (the original size). Zooming facility can only be used on still images. It is not possible on video playback. the maximum zooming capacity is 4x in this mode. 9
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 30
    ... to return to the Thumbnail: When in the playback mode, press button, x thumbnails will display on the screen, pressing button to select the photo or video to be viewed. Date Folder: When in Thumbnail mode, press button, the thumbnails will be sorted per shooting date; or press button to return ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 31
    Delete Photos and Videos In the Playback mode (Playback screen / Thumbnail / Date Folder ... Thumbnail). . Press button to select the photo/ video to be deleted. . Press button to display the information...: Yes: Deletes the current selected photo/ video; Cancel: Returns to the previous screen. 5. Press...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 32
    MENU SETUP Photo Setup Mode: Press button to enter Setup menu. 1. Select menu. button to select the option in the . Press button to Photo Setup menu or press return to the Shooting screen. . Press the button to enter the options menu once you have selected an option within Photo Setup. 4. Press ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 33
    ... space. There are three options for Image Quality: Quality: Best Quality: Fine Quality: Normal Exposure Metering This specifies the area of the picture that the camera uses to correctly expose the picture. There are three options for Exposure Metering: • Exposure Metering: Spot - this uses one ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 34
    HDR HDR (High Dynamic Range) automatically takes multiple exposures of the same picture and overlaps them to lighten dark areas and darken light areas, thereby correcting exposing the picture. There are two options for HDR: • HDR: ON • HDR: OFF Continuous Shot button to perform continuous ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 35
    Date Imprint Saves the date and time data with the picture. There are three options for Imprint Date: • Imprint Date: Date / Time • Imprint Date: Date • Imprint Date: OFF 5
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 36
    Movie Setup Mode: Press button to enter Setup menu. 1. Press button to select menu. . Press button to select the option in the Movie Setup menu or press button to return to the Shooting screen. button to enter the setting . Press interface of corresponding options in the Movie Setup menu. 4. ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 37
    ... in pixels. The Movie Resolution has five options: • 1920X1080: 30FPS • 1280x720: 60FPS • 1280x720: 30FPS • 1440X1080: 30FPS • 640x480: 30FPS HD recording time limited to below 29min. Exposure Metering Modes Exposure Metering is used to setup an area for the exposure to be obtained. There...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 38
    HDR HDR (High Dynamic Range) takes several exposes and overlaps them. This lightens darker areas of the photo and darkens lighter areas, thereby correctly exposing the picture. There are two options for HDR: • HDR: ON • HDR: OFF 8
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 39
    ... menu. 1. Press button to select menu. . Press button to select the options in the General Setup menu. button to enter the menu of . Press corresponding options in the General Setup menu. 4. Press to select function option or select , button to save selection and ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 40
    Beep Setup Use Beep Setup to adjust the volume of beep when buttons are pressed. There are two options in Beep Setup: • ON • OFF LCD Brightness Use LCD Brightness to adjust the brightness of your screen. In the LCD Brightness screen, press button to select auto or different brightness ratio, ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 41
    ...Target Power Saver Use the Power Saver function to prolong battery life between charges. The Power Saver function has two options: • ON • OFF When power saving function... automatically turn off after one minute and the video camera will automatically turn off after three minutes...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 42
    ... the current Firmware version of the video camera. There are two options in Firmware Version: • FW Update (can update the version with the new ... available, please go to: www.ge.com/ digitalcameras. Firmware versions are available under 'Support'. The firmware update can't be completed ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 43
    Reset Use the Reset function to set the video camera to factory default values. The Reset has two options: • Yes • No Copy to Card Use Copy to Card function to copy the files stored in the internal memory card to storage card. The Copy to Storage Card has two options: • Yes • No 4
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 44
    Playback Setup Mode: In Playback mode, Press 1. Select menu. button to enter Setup menu. button to select the options in . Press the Setup menu. The Playback Setup has three options: • Delete • Slide Show • Red-Eye Reduction button, In the Playback mode, press Note this function will only...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 45
    Delete Using this function will delete the photos/videos stored in the internal memory or storage card. The Delete has three options: • One • All • Date Folder Delete One: 1. Press press button to select Delete option, button to enter the setup interface. . Select One options, press button ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 46
    Delete all: 1. Press press button to select Delete option, button to enter the setup interface. button to save . Select all options, press the setting value and enter function selection interface. . Pres button to select Yes or Cancel to return to the menu. 4. Press button to save the menu ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 47
    Slide Show This function displays images in sequence at regular intervals (internal memory card or storage). 1. Select Slide Show option, press button to save the setting value to enter the function selection interface. . Press button to select Start or Cancel to return the menu. . Press button ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 48
    ... return the menu; press button to select a photo. . After pressing be overwritten. button, the original file will Red eye reduction does not work for video files. If there is no red eyes in the image, press button after selecting "Remove", such prompt will appear on the screen: red eye is not ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 49
    ... is successful. If 1080i is not supported, the highest resolution supported by the TV will be selected automatically. The video camera will turn off automatically after pulling HDMI cable out. Enter the Playback screen: button to select the previous/...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 50
    ... file appears on the Playback screen, pressing button will start/stop playing video. When playing video, the functions of and are the same as playing video in the video camera (refer to P7). When playing video, press button to pause first, then press button ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 51
    ...to a PC with USB Copy photos and videos in the video camera to a PC according to the following steps: 1. ...to pop-up USB interface. . Use USB cable to connect the video camera with a PC (1) or connect USB connector with a PC directly (). This video camera supports (Windows 000, Windows XP, Windows ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 52
    APPENDICES Specifications: DV1 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sensor Focal Length = Lens Anti-Handshake Digital Zoom Still Image Number of Recording Pixels F ... 5.5 mm .8 4P Electronic Image Stabilization 4x digital zoom 5MP(4:3), 3MP(16:9) 1920x1080 pixels: ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 53
    Detection Function Shooting Mode Red-eye Reduction Waterproof Shock Resistant Function LCD Display ISO Sensitivity Exposure Metering Modes Face Detection Auto Supported Up to 5 meter or 16 feet Up to 1.5 meter or 5 feet .5 inch LTPS (...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 54
    ... Other Features Jacks Power Shooting Capability (Battery Performance) Operation Environment Dimensions (W x H x D) Mass ...HDMI Interface Internal rechargeable lithium ion battery GB-50 Approx. 60 shots ...based on CIPA standards) Approx. 80 minutes for video (@1080/0fps) Temperature: 0~40OC, Humidity:...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 55
    ...Battery exhausted No picture Pull USB out Explanation • Battery is depleted, connect the camera to a power source and wait until fully ... Camera can't recognize such file format • Please don't power the video camera off when upgrading software • Update for software that controls camera was not...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 56
    ...any new files. Copy files to PC and delete from camera or insert a new memory card • Memory card is... updated without enough power. Charge the battery fully before attempting to update FW Memory card full ... Memory card error The memory card is not formatted Battery exhausted, can't update FW 56
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 57
    Troubleshooting Problem Video camera won't turn on Video camera turns off suddenly while in operation Photo is blurred Possible causes • Battery low • Battery is discharged Solution • Charge battery • Charge battery • Camera is not steady when pictures are taken • ...
  • GE DV1 | User Manual (English) - Page 58
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