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JVC GR D270 - Camcorder - 25 x Optical Zoom Manual

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  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 1
    ... read the safety information and precautions contained in the pages 3 - 4 and 10 to ensure safe use of this product. ENGLISH DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA GR-D270 Please visit our Homepage on the World Wide Web for Digital Video Camera: GETTING STARTED 6 VIDEO ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 2
    2 EN Major Features of this Camcorder Wipe/Fader Effects You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to make ... at a time, for vivid, stable slow-motion. ( pg. 42) Data Battery You can check the battery status by simply pressing the DATA button. ( pg. 14) BATTERY CONDITION 100% 50% MAX TIME LCD min FINDER ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 3
    ... anywhere. ● This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery. Use the JVC BN-VF707U/VF714U/VF733U battery packs and, to recharge them or to supply power to the camcorder from an AC outlet, use the ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 4
    ..., causing serious damage to the camcorder. CAUTION! Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage. SOME DO'S AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 5
    ...37 Night-Scope ...38 Snapshot (For Video Recording) ...38 Manual Focus ...38 Exposure ...Dubbing To Or From A VCR...43 Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With A DV Connector (Digital Dubbing)...44... Control...23 REFERENCES 47 DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK 25 D.S.C. RECORDING...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 6
    6 EN GETTING STARTED Index 1 B CDE X V W F GY 8P Q 9J R S d e fg h T i j O Z K L MU a N b c k
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 7
    ... ( pg. 38) E Menu Button [MENU] ( pg. 31) Data Battery Button [DATA] ( pg. 14) F VIDEO/MEMORY Switch ( pg. 14) G LED Light .../Audio/Video Input/Output Connector [S/AV] ( pg. 22, 43) R DC Input Connector [DC] ( pg. 13) S Digital Video Connector [DV IN/OUT] (i.Link*) ( pg. 44, 45...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 8
    ...not loaded. : Blinks in yellow while the camcorder is reading the data in the memory card. E Picture Quality...) K Time Code ( pg. 34, 36) L Digital Image Stabiliser ("DIS") ( pg. 32...) (Appears for approx. 5 seconds after turning on the camcorder.) : Auxiliary Microphone Level L R Indicator (Appears...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 9
    ...) K Brightness Control Indicator (LCD monitor/ Viewfinder) ( pg. 16) L Battery Remaining Power Indicator ( pg. 49) M Date/Time ( pg. 15) N Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator ( ... is running.) F Sound Input For Audio Dubbing ( pg. 46) G Battery Remaining Power Indicator ( pg. 49) H Date/Time (...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 10
    ... you only use memory cards with the mark or . This camcorder is designed exclusively for the digital video cassette, ... is not compatible with other digital video formats. Remember that this camcorder is intended for private consumer ... your video heads before use. If you haven't used your camcorder ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 11
    ..., the end that is closest to the filter should be connected to the camcorder. ● Make sure to use the provided cables ... sure the cap is flush to the camcorder. a b c d e f g h i j k AC Adapter AP-V17E Battery Pack BN-... Control Unit RM-V720U Lithium Battery CR2025* (for remote control unit) Shoulder...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 12
    .... Wind the cable once around the outside of the core filter as shown in the illustration. Core filter 3 cm Wind once. 3 Close the core filter until it clicks shut. NOTES: ● Take care not to damage the cable. ● When connecting a cable, attach the end with the core filter to the camcorder.
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 13
    ... product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery... battery packs. Using generic non-JVC batteries can cause damage to the internal charging circuitry... may not light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the camcorder, then try charging again....
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 14
    ... even though you tried to press DATA several times, there may be a problem on the battery. In such a case, consult your nearest JVC dealer. M A POWER/ CHARGE POWER/ CHARGE lamp VIDEO/MEMORY Choose the appropriate operation mode according to your preference ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 15
    ... "M", you can also turn on/off the camcorder by opening/ closing the LCD monitor or pulling out/... 18) 3 Press MENU. The Menu Screen appears. CAMERA D I S PLAY 4 Press + or - to select BRIGHT "n", ... select the desired language, and press MENU. CAMERA D I S PLAY ENGLISH FRANÇAIS - DEUTSCH ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 16
    ... out the viewfinder fully and adjust it manually for best viewability. Tripod Mounting To attach the camcorder to a tripod, align the direction stud and screw to the ... or - to select "n", and press MENU. The CAMERA DISPLAY or VIDEO DISPLAY Menu appears. 5 Press + or - ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 17
    ...card, push it once. After the memory card comes out of the camcorder, pull it out. ● Do ... cards are not compatible with this camcorder. Before purchasing a memory card, consult its manufacturer or dealer....: Do not insert or remove the memory card while the camcorder is turned on, as this may cause ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 18
    ... Approximate tape remaining time appears on the display. "- h - - m" means the camcorder is calculating the remaining time. When the remaining time reaches 2 minutes,... on the switch. ● The POWER/CHARGE lamp lights and the camcorder enters the Record-Standby mode. "PAUSE" is displayed....
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 19
    ... may provide more dramatic results. Hold the camcorder in the desired position and tilt the LCD monitor... quality of image may suffer. ● Digital zoom cannot be used when the VIDEO/ MEMORY Switch is set to... first. If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the camcorder may automatically zoom out depending ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 20
    ...a connected TV. ( pg. 22) ● If Stop mode continues for 5 minutes when power is supplied from a battery, the camcorder shuts off automatically. To turn on again, set the Power Switch to "OFF", then to "PLAY". ● When a cable is connected ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 21
    ... Before starting Blank Search, if the current position is at a blank portion, the camcorder searches in the reverse direction. If the current position is at ..., and press MENU. ● The “BLANK SEARCH” indication appears and the camcorder automatically starts reverse or forward search, then stops ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 22
    ...cover. mark referring to your VCR's instruction manual. 4 Turn on the camcorder, the VCR and the TV..., and set the TV to its VIDEO mode. 6 Start playback on the camcorder. ( 1 2 3 4 pg. 20) To choose... a sudden burst of sound when the camcorder is turned on. NOTE: Set the video out select switch...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 23
    ...Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic operations (Playback... The remote control uses one lithium battery (CR2025). Left Button ( pg. 24... the same as the Recording Start/ Stop Button on the camcorder. q S.SHOT Button Functions the same as SNAPSHOT...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 24
    ... slow-motion and still playback. ● Due to digital image processing, the quality of the image may suffer...seconds. ● During Slow-Motion Playback, due to digital image processing, the picture may take ...During Slow-Motion Playback, there will be disturbances in video and the picture may seem unstable,...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 25
    ...Shooting (D.S.C. Snapshot) You can use your camcorder as a Digital Still Camera for taking snapshots. Still images are stored in the memory card. ..."MEMORY". Interval Shooting DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK During Interval Shooting mode, the camcorder continues to ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 26
    ...Normal Playback Of Images Images shot with the camcorder are automatically numbered, then stored in numerical order in the memory card. You can view... battery runs out of power or the Memory Card becomes full. ● The function "Animation" in the provided software "Digital Photo Navigator" can ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 27
    .... The operation mode indicator, folder/file number and battery remaining power indicator disappear. ● To display the indicators again,...MENU. The selected file is displayed. Index number DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (D.S.C.) RECORDING & PLAYBACK 2 Press INDEX. The Selected file Battery remaining power ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 28
    ... Screen appears. 3 Press + or - to select "PROTECT", and press MENU. The Sub Menu appears. 4 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to "VIDEO". To protect the currently displayed file ... W RETURN T NOTES: ● To use Playback Special effects with a video image you wish to dub, perform up to...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 29
    .... Check files before deleting. CAUTION: Do not remove the memory card or perform any other operation (such as turning...The Sub Menu appears. To delete the currently displayed file This camcorder is compatible with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard in order to support future systems such...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 30
    ... MENU. CAUTION: Do not perform any other operation (such as turning off the camcorder) during initialisation. Also, be sure to use the provided AC Adapter, as the memory card may be corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted during initialisation. If the memory ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 31
    ...DETAILED ADJUSTMENT EN 31 Changing The Menu Settings This camcorder is equipped with an easy-to-use, on-screen menu system that simplifies many of the more detailed camcorder settings. ( pg. 32 - 36) - + M A Menus... with Sub Menus m CAMERA ( pg. 32) Selected menu icon q MANUAL blinks. ( pg...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 32
    ...the procedure, refer to "Live Slow" ( pg. 37) and "Snapshot (For Video Recording)" ( pg. 38). GAIN UP OFF: Allows you to ... 25X (the optical zoom limit), to a maximum of 900X digital magnification. * Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to "VIDEO". MANUAL The "q MANUAL" ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 33
    ... indicator appears. The quality of the sound will change. This is normal. ● If a cassette is in the camcorder, the demonstration cannot be turned on. ● "DEMO MODE" remains "ON" even if the camcorder power is turned off. ● If "DEMO MODE" remains "ON", some...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 34
    .../TV]: Makes the camcorder's display appear on screen when the camcorder is connected to a TV. DATE/TIME OFF: ...best match your needs. ( pg. 25) NOTE: The setting can be changed only when the VIDEO/... is not displayed. ON: Time code is displayed on the camcorder and on the connected TV. Frame numbers ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 35
    ... 35 Playback Menus VIDEO [ ] = Factory-preset SOUND MODE and NARRATION During tape playback, the camcorder detects the sound mode in which the recording was made, ... It is recommended you use "REC MODE" in VIDEO Menu when using this camcorder as a recorder during dubbing. ( pg....
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 36
    ... parameters (except "OFF" in ON SCREEN settings) are the same as in the description (CAMERA DISPLAY) on page 34. [ ] = Factory-preset BRIGHT pg. ... the date/time are displayed in the following cases: ● When playback starts. The camcorder displays the date/time when scenes are recorded. ● When...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 37
    ...Standby mode is not engaged. start recording, and after 5 seconds the camcorder enters Record-Standby mode automatically. 2 Press the ... 2, select the desired Snapshot mode in CAMERA Menu ( pg. 32), then press SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5second still. When "5S" is set to "Anim.", this...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 38
    ... • "DIS" in MANUAL Menu ( pg. 32). ● During Night-Scope, it may be difficult to bring the camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a tripod is recommended....and a still image will be recorded for approx. 6 seconds, then the camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. ● You...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 39
    FEATURES FOR RECORDING EN 39 Exposure Control Manual exposure control is recommended in the following situations: ● When shooting using reverse ... step 2. Or, set the Power Switch to "A". ● You cannot use the manual exposure control at the same time when "r" is set to "SPOTLIGHT" or...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 40
    ... in “PROGRAM AE” ( pg. 42) • Digital Zoom ( pg. 19) • Manual Exposure Control ● Depending on the shooting...reproduced. The white balance is usually adjusted automatically. However, more advanced camcorder operators control this function manually to achieve a more professional colour/ tint ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 41
    ...Fader works when video recording is started or stopped. 1 Set the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch to "VIDEO". 2 Set the Power Switch to "M".... you adjust white balance manually, the setting is retained even if the power is turned off or the battery removed. NOTES: WIPE-WINDOW: The scene starts in the...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 42
    ... but can be changed to your desired setting. When Twilight is chosen, the camcorder automatically adjusts the focus from approx. 10 m to infinity. ..., juxtaposed to the normal image on the other half. * Available only when the VIDEO/MEMORY Switch is set to "VIDEO". Program AE With Special Effects...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 43
    ... Video Out Select Switch To VCR VCR Cable Adapter* TV To use this camcorder ... can be converted to digital signals with this procedure. ● It is also possible to dub from another camcorder. To use... the VCR’s input connectors. 2 Start playback on the camcorder. ( pg. 20) 3 At the point you want...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 44
    ..., be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV204U DV cable. Dubbing To Or From A Video Unit Equipped With A... sure all units are turned off. 2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit equipped with a DV output ... sure all units are turned off. 2 Connect this camcorder to a video unit equipped with a DV input ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 45
    ...appears on the LCD monitor while the PC is accessing data in the camcorder or the camcorder is transferring a file to the PC. NEVER disconnect the USB... the cable you wish to use to the camcorder. ● When using a DV cable, be sure to use the optional JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U DV cable depending on...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 46
    ..."MIC" indicators appear. ● Before performing the following steps, make sure that "TIME CODE" for "CAMERA DISPLAY" and "VIDEO DISPLAY" is set to "ON". ( pg. ... and the Time Code (min.:sec.) appear and the camcorder enters Insert-Pause mode. NOTES: ● Sound ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 47
    TROUBLESHOOTING If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your nearest JVC dealer. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 48
    ...time has been erased. HConsult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement. The colour of Snapshot looks strange... mode before setting White Balance. ( pg. 42) When the camcorder is connected via the DV connector, ... monitor become dark. HConsult your nearest JVC dealer. The image looks like the shutter ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 49
    TROUBLESHOOTING The memory card cannot be removed from the camcorder. HPush in the memory card a few more times. ( pg. 17) EN 49 Warning ...the previously set date/time has been erased. Consult your nearest JVC dealer for replacement. An error indication (01 - 04 or 06) ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 50
    ... with DCF or a file with a size that is not compatible with this camcorder. COPYING FAILED ● Appears if dubbing ... in the HDV format cannot be played back with this camcorder. MEMORY CARD! Appears if there ... card when you attempt memory card playback. CARD ERROR! Appears when the camcorder does not ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 51
    ... does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer. UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE EJECT AND REINSERT TAPE ...If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer. EN 51 Cleaning The Camcorder Before cleaning, turn off the camcorder ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 52
    ... warm, protected place for a short time, then reattach it to the camcorder. ● While the memory card is being accessed (during recording, playback, deletion... Store memory cards ...never unload the memory card and never turn off the camcorder...away from heaters or other heat sources...out of direct...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 53
    ... the cleaning cassette, the problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer. Mechanical moving parts used to move the video heads and video tape tend to ... the unit for about 1,000 hours. For periodic check-ups please consult your nearest JVC dealer. REFERENCES
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 54
    ... head drum can cause severe damage to the video tape, and can lead to internal damage to the camcorder itself. How To ... malfunctioning If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC dealer. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and ...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 55
    ...SP mode unless otherwise indicated. E & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice. For Digital Video Camera Format DV format (SD mode) Signal format PAL standard Recording/Playback format Video: Digital component recording Audio: PCM digital recording,...
  • JVC GR D270 | Instructions - Page 56
    ... Resetting The File Name ...28 D Data Battery ...14 Date/Time Settings ...15... Files ...29 Demonstration Mode ...33 Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) ...32 DPOF Setting (Digital Print Order Format) ...29, 30 Dubbing ...28, 43, 44... Wipe Or Fader Effects ...41 M Manual Focus ...38 Memory Card ...17, 52...



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