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GUIDEBOOK EN

HD HARD DISK CAMCORDER


GZ-HD40 U

GZ-HD30 U

Dear Customers
Thank you for purchasing this hard
disk camera. Before use, please read
the safety information and precautions
contained on pages 8 and 9 to ensure
safe use of this product.

For Future Reference:


Enter the Model No. (located on the
bottom of the camera) and Serial No.
(located on the battery pack mount of the
camera) below.
Model No.
Serial No.

ENGLISH
Easy Start Guide

Charge the battery before recording


Turn off the camera and attach the battery pack.

Power/charge lamp
blinks: Charging
goes out: Charging finished Open the cover

ACCESS
POWER
/CHARGE

To AC Outlet
(110V to 240V)
Battery Pack AC Adapter

The power turns on if you open the LCD


monitor
Close the LCD monitor after you finish recording.

CAUTION

Charge the battery pack before use. (Z p. 18)


Be sure to use JVC battery packs. If you use any other battery packs besides
JVC battery packs, safety and performance can not be guaranteed.

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Before recording, charge the battery and set the date/time.
See the next page for recording videos.

Preparation

Q Open the LCD monitor to turn on the camera


Power Button

R 10seconds S Set the date and time


Select [YES] within

Select Select CLOCK ADJUST


SET DATE/TIME!
DATE TIME
JAN 31 2008 11 07 AM
YES
NO

SELECT SET QUIT SELECT SET QUIT


Set Set

When the message disappears, press the To change the date and time (Zp.19)
power button for at least 2 seconds to turn
off the power, and then press it again for at
least 2 seconds.

T Open the lens cover U Select video mode

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Video recording Before recording an important scene, it is
recommended to conduct a trial recording.

CAUTION

This camera records video in accordance with the AVCHD format or


MPEG-2 TS format. For details, see page6.
Try recording with easy [AUTO] mode first.

Q Select recording mode


SELECT When recording
PLAY/REC

The mode changes when


you press the button

R Select auto mode The auto recording


AUTO / INFO
indicator appears.

The mode changes when


you press the button
(recording mode only)

S Start recording Remaining space on


the hard disk

Picture Quality Record-standby

START
XP [4h59m]
/STOP 0:01:30
Press the START/STOP
button to start recording, REC
and press it again to stop
Recording

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Playing back

Q Select playback mode


SELECT
PLAY/REC

The mode changes when


you press the button

R Select the desired file Index screen

VIDEO 1/1

SELECT SET SORT

S Press down the set lever Playback screen

Press down the set lever to


start playback, and press it
again to stop

To perform operations such as fast forwarding or fast rewinding (Zp.30)


To view video/still image on TV (Zp.35)

CAUTION
Dont forget to make copies after recording!
To copy files onto DVD discs (Zp.45)
To dub files using a VCR/DVD recorder (Zp.50)
To play back a created DVD disc (Zp.46, 48)
To edit files on your computer (Zp.11)

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High-definition Recording Format

This camera has two high-definition recording formats.


Select the one that suits your purpose.

To record for a long time Recording format

To copy videos to a DVD and play back on


a AVCHD compatible device such as Blu- AVCHD
ray recorder, etc (factory-preset)

You can record to a microSD card.


You can divide a video.

To record at maximum picture quality (FHD


mode) Recording format

To edit videos on your PC


(You can edit videos in a short time.)
MPEG-2 TS
You can dub and edit videos on an HDV
compatible device. (GZ-HD40: 1440 CBR only)
You can view video written back from a PC.
(Zp.11)

NOTES
When you edit videos using the provided QuickTime Component for Everio
software (for Macintosh), select MPEG-2 TS format.
If you edit videos in MPEG-2 TS format on a computer, set [x.v.Color] to [OFF]
before the recording.
You cannot copy videos of two formats to one DVD.

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Before recording
To select a recording format
!S
 elect [STREAM FORMAT] in the # Select the desired picture quality in
[BASIC SETTINGS] in the recording the [VIDEO QUALITY] in the MENU.
mode.

BASIC SETTINGS
AVCHD
STREAM FORMAT MANUAL
XP SETTING
MPEG-2 TS
LANGUAGE SPQUALITY
VIDEO
CLOCK ADJUST EP
ZOOM
DATE DISPLAY STYLE DIS
NORMAL QUALITY
RETURN SET QUIT RETURN SET QUIT

(in AVCHD format)

Before playing back


If you recorded videos in both AVCHD and MPEG-2 TS format,
select the recording format also when playing back.
Only videos in the selected format (AVCHD or MPEG-2 TS) are played back.
Only videos in the selected format (AVCHD or MPEG-2 TS) are displayed on the LCD
monitor, but the other videos are also stored.

Copying Files to a DVD


To copy videos to a DVD using To copy videos to a DVD using a
a DVD burner (sold separately) PC (Zp.11)
(Zp.45)

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Safety Precautions
CAUTION When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all
DO NOT OPEN sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or
more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, Do not block the ventilation holes.
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. (If the ventilation holes are blocked by a
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able
to get out.)
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the should be placed on the apparatus.
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude When discarding batteries, environmental
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. problems must be considered and the local rules or
laws governing the disposal of these batteries must
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is be followed strictly.
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
the literature accompanying the appliance. splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK with water.
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO Also do not place any containers filled with water
RAIN OR MOISTURE. or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
NOTES: equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
The rating plate and safety caution are on the
bottom and/or the back of the main unit.
Do not point the lens directly into the sun. This
The serial number plate is on the battery pack can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the
mount.
malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a
The rating information and safety caution of the risk of fire or electric shock.
AC adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
CAUTION!
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery The following notes concern possible physical
The battery used in this device may present a fire damage to the camera and to the user.
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Carrying or holding the camera by the LCD monitor
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100C can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
or incinerate. Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita could tip over, causing serious damage to the camera.
Electric), Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is CAUTION!
incorrectly replaced. Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camera and leaving it on top of the TV is not
Dispose of used battery promptly. recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause
Keep away from children. the camera to fall, resulting in damage.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
For USA-California Only CAUTION:
This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium The mains plug shall remain readily operable.
Battery which contains Perchlorate Material
special handling may apply. WARNING:
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate Batteries, including lithium batteries installed in
the camera and the remote control, should not be
exposed to excessive heat such as direct sunshine,
fire or the like.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Remember that this camera is intended for
1. Read these instructions. private consumer use only.
2. Keep these instructions. Any commercial use without proper permission
3. Heed all warnings. is prohibited. (Even if you record an event such
4. Follow all instructions. as a show, performance or exhibition for personal
5. Do not use this apparatus near water. enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand.)
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in Trademarks
accordance with the manufacturers instructions. AVCHD and AVCHD logotype are trademarks of
8. Do not install near any heat sources such Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other Corporation.
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce Manufactured under license from Dolby
heat. Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
10. Use only with the cart,
stand, tripod, bracket,
x.v.Color is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
or table specified by HDMI is a trademark of HDMI
the manufacturer, Licensing, LLC.
or sold with the Windows is either registered trademark or
apparatus. When a cart trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
is used, use caution
when moving the cart/
Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
apparatus combination
Other product and company names included in
this instruction manual are trademarks and/or
to avoid injury from tip-over. registered trademarks of their respective holders.
11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
12. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.

If this symbol is shown, it is only valid


in the European Union.

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Contents
GETTING STARTED PLAYBACK

Accessories.............................................12 Playing Back Files...................................30


GZ-HD40 How to Use the Everio Dock............ 12 Video Playback ............................................. 30
Preparing the Remote Control....................... 13 Still Image Playback...................................... 31
Index.........................................................14 Playback with Special Effects........................ 32
File Search Function...................................... 33
Indications on LCD Monitor....................16
Watching Images on TV..........................35
Necessary Settings before Use..............18 Connection with TV....................................... 35
Charging the Battery Pack............................. 18 Playback Operation....................................... 36
Date/Time Setting.......................................... 19
Language Setting.......................................... 19
Other Settings..........................................20 EDITING/PRINTING
Grip Adjustment............................................. 20
Attaching the Shoulder Strap......................... 20 Managing Files.........................................37
Lens Cover.................................................... 20 To Capture a Still Image from a Video........... 37
Tripod Mounting............................................. 20 Deleting/Protecting Files................................ 37
When Using a microSD Card........................ 21 Viewing File Information................................ 39
Changing the Event Registration................... 39
Dividing Files................................................. 40
RECORDING DPOF Print Setting........................................ 41
Playlists....................................................42
Recording Files........................................22 Creating Playlists........................................... 42
Video Recording............................................ 22 Other Operations of Playlists......................... 43
Still Image Recording.................................... 23 Playing Back Playlists.................................... 43
Zooming......................................................... 24
LED Light....................................................... 24
Checking the Remaining Battery Power........ 24 COPYING
Checking the Remaining Space on the
Recording Media.......................................... 25
Registering Files to Events............................ 25 Copying Files...........................................44
Copying/Moving Files.................................... 44
Manual Recording...................................26 Using a DVD Burner to Copy Files from the
To Change to Manual Recording Mode......... 26 Camera........................................................ 45
Program AE................................................... 26 GZ-HD40 High-definition Dubbing.................... 49
Manual Focus................................................ 26 Standard-definition Dubbing.......................... 50
Backlight Compensation................................ 27
Spot Exposure Control.................................. 27
Manual Setting in Menu................................. 28 FURTHER INFORMATION

Changing the Menu Settings..................51


Troubleshooting.......................................58
Cleaning...................................................62
Warning Indications................................63
Specifications..........................................66
Cautions...................................................68
Terms........................................................72

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PC OPERATION Read This First!
Make a backup of important recorded data
For Windows It is recommended to copy your important
Refer to the PC OPERATION GUIDE in the recorded data to a DVD or other recording
supplied CD-ROM. media for storage. (Zp.45) JVC will not be
responsible for any lost data.
! Load the provided CD-ROM into the PC.
Make a trial recording
After a moment, the [Software Setup] screen
Before the actual recording of important data,
appears. If the [Software Setup] screen does make a trial recording and play back the
not appear, double-click the CD-ROM icon recorded data to check that the video and
in [My Computer]. sound have been recorded correctly.
Reset the camera if it does not operate
correctly
This camera uses a microcomputer. Factors
such as background noise and interference
can prevent it from operating correctly. If the
# Click camera does not operate correctly, reset the
camera. (Zp.62)
Precautions on handling batteries
NOTE Be sure to use the JVC BN-VF808U/
Refer to the PC OPERATION GUIDE for the VF815U/VF823U battery packs.
system requirements of the provided software. If the camera is subjected to electrostatic
For details, refer to the Users guide or Help of discharge, turn off the power before using it
the software. again.
If a malfunction occurs, stop using the
For Macintosh camera immediately and consult your local
! Load the provided CD-ROM into the JVC dealer
Computer. If a problem occurs when using the microSD
# Double-click the CD-ROM icon. card, take the card together with the camera
$ Double-click Start.pdf in the PC guide for repair. If one of them is not included,
folder. the cause of the malfunction cannot be
% Click the desired language. diagnosed, and the camera cannot be
repaired.
NOTES Recorded data may be erased while the
camera is being repaired or inspected. Back
When you edit videos using the provided up all data before requesting repairs or
QuickTime Component for Everio inspections.
software (for Macintosh), select MPEG-2
Because cameras may be used
TS format.
for demonstration in a shop, the
If you edit videos in MPEG-2 TS format on demonstration mode is set to on by default
a computer, set [x.v.Color] to [OFF] before To deactivate the demonstration mode, set
the recording. [DEMO MODE] to [OFF]. (Zp.54)
Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe
Reader must be installed to read PDF Do not cover the fan (Zp.14 (, /)
files. Adobe Reader can be located from If the camera becomes too hot inside it may
Adobes web site: http://www.adobe.com/ cause a malfunction.

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GETTING STARTED

Accessories

AC Adapter Battery Pack Component Cable Audio/Video Cable


AP-V14U/AP-V18U BN-VF815U (Zp.35) (Zp.36, 50)

USB Cable Shoulder Strap CD-ROM Remote Control


(Zp.20) (Zp.11) RM-V751U (Zp.13)

Lithium Battery GZ-HD40


CR2025 Everio Dock
Pre-installed in the CU-VC7U
remote control unit. (Zbelow)

NOTE
Make sure to use the provided cables for connections. Do not use any other cables.

GZ-HD40 How to Use the Everio Dock

You can connect cables to the connectors of the Everio dock. The connection is completed when
you place the camera on the dock.

Camera Connection USB Connector


Terminal i.LINK Connector
COMPONENT Connector

AV Connector

DC Connector

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Preparing the Remote Control

A battery is included inside the remote control at the time of purchase.


Remove the insulation sheet before use.
Beam Effective Area To Reinsert the Battery
Pull out the battery holder by pressing the lock
tab.
Remote Sensor
Lock Tab

Lithium Battery
(CR2025)

Effective distance:
Max. 5 m (16 ft)
NOTE
The transmitted beam may not be effective
or may cause incorrect operation when the
remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight
or powerful lighting.

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Index

NOTES
The LCD monitor can rotate 270.

Power-linked operation
You can also turn on/off the camera by
opening/closing the LCD monitor.
Be careful not to cover sensors 7, ? and @
during shooting.

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7 Stereo Microphone
Camera 8 Grip Strap (Zp.20)
9 HDMI Connector [HDMI] (Zp.35)
! Index Button [INDEX] (Zp.33)/ : DC Connector [DC] (Zp.18)
Remaining Space Button/ ; Microphone Input Connector [MIC]
Data Battery Button [ 0/1 ] (Zp.24) < Headphone Connector [ ]
# Set Lever = LED Light
Move to : > USB Connector [2]
Reverse Skip (Zp.30)/Up/Backlight ? Remote Sensor (Zp.13)
Compensation Button [ - ] (Zp.27) @ Lens Cover/Lens
Move to : A Shoe (for external microphone, etc)
Forward Skip (Zp.30)/Down/Manual B Shoe Cover
Focus Button [FOCUS] (Zp.26) C Lens Cover Switch [=, >] (Zp.20)
Move to : D microSD Card Slot (Zp.21)
Reverse Search (Zp.30)/Left/Light E GZ-HD40 Everio Dock Connector
Button [LIGHT] (Zp.24) F Tripod Mounting Socket (Zp.20)
Move to : G Battery Release Button [BATT.] (Zp.18)
Forward Search (Zp.30)/Right/Program H Battery Pack Mount
AE Button [PROGRAM AE] (Zp.26)
Press down:
Play/Pause (Zp.30) Remote Control
$ Menu Button [MENU]
% LCD Monitor Q Infrared Beam Transmitting Window
& Speaker R ZOOM (T/W) Buttons
( Fan outlet (Zoom in/out during playback.)
) Access Lamp [ACCESS] (Blinks when you S Up Button
access files. Do not turn off the power or Rotate Button (counterclockwise) (Zp.31)
remove the battery pack/AC adapter while T Skip Backward Button
accessing files.) U Left Button
Power/Charge Lamp [POWER/CHARGE] V Back Button
(Blinks when you charge the battery.) W PLAYLIST Button (Zp.42)
* Zoom Lever [W 7,T ,] (Zp.24) X START/STOP Button
Speaker Volume Control [VOL+] (Zp.30) Y SNAPSHOT Button (Zp.23)
+ Still Image Shooting Button [SNAPSHOT] Z INFO Button (Zp.39)
(Zp.23) a Skip Forward Button
, Auto/Manual Mode Button [AUTO] (Zp.26)/ b PLAY/PAUSE Button
Information Button [INFO] (Zp.39) c Right Button
- Power Button (You can turn off the camera d Next Button
by pressing and holding this button.) e Down Button
. Direct Disc Button [DIRECT DISC]/ Rotate Button (clockwise) (Zp.31)
Focus Assist Button [FOCUS ASSIST] f INDEX Button
(Zp.27) g DISP Button
/ Fan inlet NOTE
0 Direct Backup Button [DIRECT BACK UP]/
Quick Review Button [QUICK REVIEW] You can move the zooming area with the up/
(Zp.22, 23) down/left/right button during zoom in playback
1 Delete Button [ * ] mode.
2 Playback/Recording Mode Switching Button
[PLAY/REC] (Zp.22, 23)
3 Audio/Video Connector [AV] (Zp.36, 50)
4 Component Connector [COMPONENT]
(Zp.35)
5 Mode Switch [!, #]
6 Video Recording Start/Stop Button [START/
STOP] (Zp.22)

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Indications on LCD Monitor
During both Video and Still Image During Video Recording Only
Recording

xvC XP [4h59m]
0:04:01
REC
0
200X W T PHOTO
F4.0 FOCUS
1/4000

LCD 4:55PM
! Mode Indicator (Zp.22)
JAN.20.2008 # Wind Cut Indicator (Zp.52)
$ x.v.Color (Zp.52)
! Selected Recording Mode Indicator % Picture Quality (Zp.51)
(Zp.26) & Remaining Time (Zp.22, 67)
# Tele Macro Mode Indicator (Zp.29) ( Counter
$ Approximate Zoom Ratio (Zp.51) ) MREC : (Appears during recording.)
% Quick Review Indicator (Zp.22, 23) (Zp.22)
& Zoom Indicator (Zp.24) MQ: (Appears during record-standby
( Focus Assist Indicator (Zp.27) mode.)
) Shutter Speed (Zp.28) * Shooting Indicator (Zp.22)
* Brightness/Sharpness Control Indicator + Microphone Input Level Indicator (Zp.52)
(Zp.54, 29) , Event Indicator (Zp.25)
+ Battery Indicator - Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) Indicator
, Date/Time (Zp.19) (Appears when [DIS] is set to [OFF].)
- Manual Focus Adjustment Indicator (Zp.51)
(Zp.26)
. Monitor Backlight (Zp.54) During Still Image Recording Only
/ Selected Recording Medium Indicator
(Zp.57)
0 Drop Detection Indicator (Appears when
[DROP DETECTION] is set to [OFF].) 1920 FINE [ 9 9 9 9 ]
(Zp.54)
1 Effect Mode Indicator (Zp.29) 10 PHOTO
2 Program AE Mode Indicator (Zp.26)
3 White Balance Indicator (Zp.29)
4 Aperture Value (F-number) (Zp.29) ! Mode Indicator (Zp.23)
5 LED Light Indicator (Z p. 24) # ISO Sensitivity
6 0 : E  xposure Adjustment Indicator (GAIN): When set to [AUTO], there is no
(Zp.28) indication. (Zp.53)
- : Backlight Compensation Indicator $ Focus Indicator (Zp.23)
(Zp.27) % Image Size (Zp.53)
.:S  pot Exposure Control Indicator & Picture Quality (Zp.53)
(Zp.27) ( Remaining Number of Shots (Zp.67)
C : Iris Lock Indicator (Zp.27, 28) ) { : Continuous Shooting Mode Indicator
(Zp.53)
J : Bracket Shooting Mode Indicator
(Zp.53)
* Shooting Indicator (Zp.23)
+ Self-Timer Indicator (Zp.53)

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During Video Playback During Still Image Playback

1080p xvC XP X-60 1080p 101-0098


1:55:01

4:55PM 4 : 5 5 PM
JAN.20.2008 JAN.20.2008

! Mode Indicator (Zp.30) ! Mode Indicator (Zp.31)


# 6 : Playlist Playback Indicator (Appears # Output with 1080p (Zp.55)
when playing back a playlist.) (Zp.43) $ Folder/File Number
$ Output with 1080p (Zp.55) % Slide Show Playback Indicator (Zp.31)
% x.v.Color (Zp.52) & Battery Indicator
& Picture Quality (Zp.51) ( Date/Time
( Playback Mode (Zp.30)
F: Playback
Q: Pause
K: Forward Search
J: Reverse Search
QF: Forward Slow-Motion
PQ: Reverse Slow-Motion
(The number on the left shows speed.)
) Counter Operation guide display
* Volume Level Indicator The operation guide is displayed at the
+ Battery Indicator bottom of the screen during menu display
, Date/Time etc.
- Effect Mode Indicator (Zp.32)
. Wipe/Fader Effect Indicator (Zp.32)

SELECT SET QUIT

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Necessary Settings before Use
Required charging/recording time
Charging the Battery Pack (approx.)
*When the LED light is off and the monitor
backlight is set to [STANDARD] mode.
1 Close the LCD monitor to turn off the
camera. Recording
Battery pack Charging time
time
2 Attach the
battery pack. BN-VF815U
2 hr. 40 min. 1 hr. 25 min.*
(Provided)
BATT.
BN-VF823U 3 hr. 50 min. 2 hr. 10 min.*

NOTE
The actual recording time may shorten
depending on the recording environment, such
as when recording scenes with fast moving.
3 Connect the AC adapter.
To detach the battery pack
Slide and hold BATT. (step2), then remove
the battery pack.

DC Connector

To AC Outlet
AC Adapter (110V to 240V)
To check the remaining battery power
See page 24.
The power/charge lamp blinks to
indicate charging has started. NOTES
When the lamp goes out, charging is You can also use the camera with just the AC
finished. adapter.
Please do not pull or bend the AC adapter
plug and cable. This may damage the AC
adapter.

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Date/Time Setting Language Setting

The language on the display can be changed.


1 Open the LCD monitor to turn on the
camera. 1 Open the LCD monitor to turn on the
camera.
2 Press MENU.
MENU 2 Press MENU.
MENU

3 Select [BASIC SETTINGS].


Select 3 Select [BASIC SETTINGS].
GAIN UP
x.v.Color
Select
GAIN UP
REGISTER EVENT
x.v.Color
BASIC SETTINGS
REGISTER EVENT

Set SET QUIT BASIC SETTINGS

Set SET QUIT

4 Select [CLOCK ADJUST].


Select BASIC SETTINGS 4 Select [LANGUAGE].
STREAM FORMAT
Select BASIC SETTINGS
LANGUAGE
STREAM FORMAT
CLOCK ADJUST
LANGUAGE
DATE DISPLAY STYLE
CLOCK ADJUST
SET DATE/TIME
Set RETURN SET QUIT DATE DISPLAY STYLE
SELECT LANGUAGE
Set RETURN SET QUIT

5 Set the date and time.


Select CLOCK ADJUST 5 Select the desired language.
DATE TIME Select BASIC SETTINGS
JAN 31 2008 11 07 AM STREAM FORMAT
LANGUAGE
CLOCK ADJUST

Set SELECT SET QUIT DATE DISPLAY STYLE

Set
Repeat this step to input the month, day, RETURN SET QUIT

year, hour and minute.


To return to the previous screen
To return to the previous screen Move the set lever to .
Move the set lever to .
To quit the screen
To quit the screen Press MENU.
Press MENU.
NOTE
If you do not set the date and time, the [SET
DATE/TIME!] screen appears every time you
turn on the camera.

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Other Settings
Grip Adjustment Lens Cover

Open the pad and make grip adjustments. When not using the camera, close the lens
cover to protect the lens.

Lens Cover

Lens Cover
Switch

NOTE
Do not push the lens cover strongly. Doing so
may cause damage to the lens.
Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Tripod Mounting

Align the camera stud hole with the tripod stud,


and the mounting socket with the screw, and
then rotate the camera clockwise to mount it to
the tripod.

Eyelet

Buckle

Strap Guide
NOTE
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camera.

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When Using a microSD Card R Change the recording medium
The camera is programmed to record on the
If you want to record to a microSD card, the
built-in hard disk when it is shipped from the
following 3 operations need to be performed.
factory. You can change the recording medium
Operations are confirmed on the following to microSD card (AVCHD format only).
microSD cards.
- Panasonic Set [REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO] and [REC
- TOSHIBA MEDIA FOR IMAGE] to [SD]. (Zp.57)
- SanDisk
- ATP
Video recording: S Format a microSD card when using it
Class 4 or 6 compatible microSDHC card for the first time
(4GB, 8GB)
Still image recording: This will also ensure stable speeds and
microSD card (256MB to 2GB) or operation when accessing the microSD card.
microSDHCcard (4GB, 8GB)
Select [FORMAT SD CARD] to format the
If other media are used, they may fail to card. (Zp.56)
record data correctly, or they may lose data
that had already been recorded.
MultiMediaCards are not supported.
Q Insert a microSD card
Preparation:
Close the LCD monitor to turn off the camera.

1 Open the microSD card cover.


2 Firmly insert the card with its clipped
edge first.

3 Close the microSD card cover.


To remove a microSD card
Push the microSD card once.
After the card comes out a little, pull it out.
NOTES
Insert and remove the microSD card only
while the power is turned off. Otherwise, data
on the card may be corrupted.
Do not touch the terminal on the reverse side
of the label.

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RECORDING

Recording Files
Video Recording

Preparation: Open the LCD monitor to turn on the camera.


Slide the mode switch to select ! Press PLAY/REC to select the
(video) mode. recording mode.
SELECT
PLAY/REC

Press START/STOP to start


recording.
XP [4h59m]
0:01:30
REC
START
/STOP

Approximate remaining
time for recording

To stop recording To record a still image during video


Press START/STOP again. recording
To view the last recorded scene Press SNAPSHOT (Up to 3 times in a row).
Press QUICK REVIEW while recording is
paused. Pressing DELETE during playback
deletes that scene.
To change the picture quality
Change the settings in [VIDEO QUALITY].
(Zp.51)

NOTES
If the camera is not operated for 5 minutes while the power is on, it turns itself off automatically
to conserve power. To turn on the camera again when using the battery pack, close the LCD
monitor and open it again. When using the AC adapter, perform any operation such as zooming.
A new file will be created for every 4 GB.
Do not move or shake the camera suddenly during recording. If you do so, the driving sound
(hum) of the hard disk may be recorded.

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Still Image Recording

Preparation: Open the LCD monitor to turn on the camera.


Slide the mode switch to select # Press PLAY/REC to select the
(still image) mode. recording mode.
SELECT 19
PLAY/REC

Press and hold SNAPSHOT


halfway.
1920 FINE [

The ? indicator becomes green when


the captured image is focused.

To view the last recorded scene Press SNAPSHOT fully to take the
Press QUICK REVIEW while recording is picture.
paused. Pressing DELETE during playback
deletes that scene.
20 FINE [ 9 9 9 9 ]
To change the picture quality PHOTO
Change the settings in [IMAGE QUALITY].
(Zp.53)
To change the image size
Change the settings in [IMAGE SIZE].
(Zp.53)
To record still images continuously
Set [SHUTTER MODE] to [CONTINUOUS
SHOOTING]. (Zp.53)

NOTES
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) does not function during still image recording.
If the camera is not operated for 5 minutes while the power is on, it turns itself off automatically
to conserve power. To turn on the camera again when using the battery pack, close the LCD
monitor and open it again. When using the AC adapter, perform any operation such as zooming.
The sides of still images recorded in 16:9 size may be cut off when printed. Check whether 16:9
size prints can be printed at your local print store.
When you turn off the camera after the recording is paused and turn it on again, the QUICK
REVIEW and DELETE button cannot work.

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Recording Files (Continued)
Zooming Checking the Remaining Battery
Power
Preparation:
Select ! or # mode. Preparation:
Select the recording mode. Close the LCD monitor to turn off the
camera.
Zoom out Zoom in
Attach the battery pack.
! mode: press INDEX twice.
# mode: press INDEX.
BATTERY CONDITION

W: Wide angle T: Telephoto


MAX TIME
Maximum zoom ratio is [10x] (factory-preset). min

INDEX
To change the maximum zoom ratio
(! mode only) Battery information is displayed for approx.
Change the settings in [ZOOM]. (Zp.51) 3seconds if the button is pressed and
released quickly, and for approx. 15seconds
NOTE if the button is pressed and held for several
Macro shooting is possible as close as approx. seconds.
5cm (2") to the subject when the zoom lever is
set all the way to W. To return to the normal screen
Press INDEX.

LED Light NOTE


The recordable time display should only be
Preparation: used as a guide. It is displayed in 10minute
Select ! or # mode. units.
Select the recording mode.
LIGHT

Each time you press the setting changes.


The LED light remains on
D regardless of the surrounding
conditions.
The LED light turns on
DA automatically when shooting in
insufficient light conditions.
No display Deactivates this function.

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Checking the Remaining Space Registering Files to Events !
!
on the Recording Media
If you select an
event to register the file to
Preparation: before starting recording, the file will be
Select ! mode. registered to the selected event, thus making
Select the recording mode. the file easy to find at playback.
MAX RECORDING TIME Preparation:
Select ! mode.
HDD
XP 11h00m

Select the recording mode.


SP 19h00m
EP 35h00m
FREE

1 Press MENU.
USED
INDEX SELECT SET QUIT

The maximum recording time is displayed for MENU


each picture quality mode.
AVCHD format:
g : High quality
S : Standard quality
h : For recording for a long time 2 Select [REGISTER EVENT].
Select
MPEG-2 TS format: GAIN UP

R : Full high-definition quality x.v.Color


REGISTER EVENT
U : Fixed bit-rate BASIC SETTINGS
REGISTER EVENT AT RECORDING
Set SELECT SET QUIT

To change the picture quality


1) Select the picture quality. 3 Select the event that you want to
2) Press the set lever. register the file to.
To cancel the event registration, select
To return to the normal screen
[DONT REGISTER].
Press INDEX twice.
Select VACATION 1/ 3

DON'T REGISTER NEXT PAGE

Set SELECT REGISTER QUIT

The selected event is displayed on the


screen.

To quit the screen


Press MENU.
To search by event for a file to play back
See page34.
NOTE
Once you select a certain event to register a
file, the setting will remain even if you turn off
the camera.

EN 25
Manual Recording
Manual recording mode enables you to set the Items for program AE setting
focus and screen brightness, etc. manually. 6 PORTRAIT:
The subject in the foreground is
accentuated by blurring the background.
To Change to Manual Recording H SPORTS:
Mode Records fast moving subjects clearly.

Preparation:
G SNOW:
Compensates for subjects that may
Select ! or # mode. appear too dark when shooting in
Select the recording mode. extremely bright surroundings, such as in
snow.
AUTO / INFO / SPOTLIGHT:
Select this when a spotlight makes a
subject appear too bright.
V TWILIGHT:
Makes evening scenes look more natural.
5 NIGHT:
To return to the auto recording mode Select this to raise the sensitivity when in
Press AUTO/INFO so that the 4 indicator dim surroundings.
appears.
NOTE
It is recommended to use the tripod in [NIGHT]
mode because the shutter speed becomes
Program AE slow.

You can record videos or still images with


optimum brightness by adjusting the exposure
and shutter speed to suit your surroundings or Manual Focus
the subject.
In the manual recording mode;
In the manual recording mode;
1
1
FOCUS
PROGRAM AE

2 Adjust the focus.


2 Select the desired setting.
For details on each setting, see the right
column.
Select 4:
JAN.2
OFF

Set
To cancel the manual focus setting
Move the set lever to (FOCUS) so that
the @/A indicator disappears.
To cancel the program AE
Select [OFF] in step2.

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Focus Assist Spot Exposure Control
The image becomes black and white. The Use this function when backlight compensation
outline of focused object is displayed in blue. does not work well, or to adjust the brightness
Use this for adjusting the focus more precisely. in the desired spot.
1 DIRECT
In the manual recording mode;
DISC

FOCUS 1 Move twice.


FOCUS ASSIST

2 Adjust the focus, then press down the


set lever to fix the focus.
2 Select the desired spot metering area
frame.
Select SP [5h56m]

To cancel the focus assist mode Set


Press FOCUS ASSIST again.
To change the color of the outline To lock the exposure
See page 52. After you finish configuring the setting,
NOTE press and hold the set lever for more than
2seconds. The C indicator appears.
If you use focus assist in dark places, the
rough area of the image appears in color, and To cancel spot exposure control
the outline color becomes difficult to see. Move the set lever to ( - ) once so that
the . indicator disappears.

Backlight Compensation

Backlight compensation brightens the subject


by increasing the exposure.
In the manual recording mode;

To cancel backlight compensation


Move the set lever to ( - ) twice so that
the - indicator disappears.

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Manual Recording (Continued)
Manual Setting in Menu 3 Select the desired menu.
Select MANUAL SETTING

In the manual recording mode; ADJUST BRIGHTNESS


SHUTTER SPEED
APERTURE PRIORITY

1 Press MENU. WB
ADJUST SHUTTER SPEED
Set RETURN SET QUIT
MENU

4 Select the desired setting.


Select MANUAL SETTING
ADJUST BRIGHTNESS

2 Select [MANUAL SETTING].


AUTOSPEED
SHUTTER
MANUAL
APERTURE PRIORITY
WB
Select
MANUAL SETTING Set RETURN SET QUIT
VIDEO QUALITY
ZOOM
DIS
SET MANUAL RECORDING
To return to the previous screen
Set SET QUIT Move the set lever to .
To quit the screen
Press MENU.

Menus Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset

! mode
@ [AUTO]: The brightness is adjusted automatically.
6 to +6: Corrects the brightness within this range in increments
of 1. Move the set lever to / to set the value.
# mode
g ADJUST BRIGHTNESS @ [AUTO]: The brightness is adjusted automatically.
Adjusts the brightness. 2.0 to +2.0 (EV): Corrects the brightness within this range in
increments of 1/3EV. Move the set lever to / to set the
value.
To lock the exposure
After you finish configuring the setting, press and hold the
set lever for more than 2seconds. The C indicator appears.

@ [AUTO]: The shutter speed is adjusted automatically.


9 SHUTTER SPEED ! mode: 1/2 to 1/4000
A fast shutter speed can freeze # mode: 1/2 to 1/500
the motion of a fast-moving The smaller the value, the faster the shutter speed. Move the
subject, and a slow shutter set lever to / to set the value.
speed can blur the subject to NOTE
give the impression of motion.
It is recommended to use a tripod (Zp.20) when recording with a
slow shutter speed.

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Menus Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset

@ [AUTO]: The aperture value is adjusted automatically.


F1.8 to F4.0: The lower the F-number (larger aperture value),
the more blurred the background will become. The higher
< APERTURE PRIORITY the F-number (smaller aperture value), the clearer the
You can add a blurring effect to focus will be for both near and far objects. Move the set
the background by setting the
aperture value (F-number). lever to / to set the value.
NOTE
If the image is too bright, set to a larger F-number. If the image is
too dark, set to a smaller F-number.

@ [AUTO]: White balance is adjusted automatically.


B MWB: Adjusts the white balance manually depending on
the light source.
1) Hold a sheet of plain white paper in front of
= WB the subject so that the white paper fills the
Adjusts the white balance to screen.
achieve the optimum colors 2) Press and hold the set lever until the B
for the amount of light in your indicator starts blinking then stops blinking.
surroundings during recording.
D FINE: When shooting outdoors on a sunny day.
E CLOUD: When shooting outdoors on a cloudy day.
F HALOGEN: When a video light or similar type of lighting is
used.

1 [OFF]: No effect is used.


J SEPIA: The image has a brownish tint like old photos.
K MONOTONE: The image becomes black and white like old
w EFFECT movies.
Enables you to record videos or
still images with special effects. L CLASSIC FILM*: This effect skips frames to give images of
an old movie atmosphere.
M STROBE*: The image looks like a series of consecutive
snapshots.
t TELE MACRO
Enables you to shoot a
subject as large as possible
1 [OFF]: Deactivates the function.
at a distance of approx. 50cm 0 ON: Activates the function.
(1.64ft).

> ZEBRA*
The sections of the 1 [OFF]: Deactivate this function.
photographic subject that 70%: Sections that are close to being reflected as white (bright)
are reflected as white due to are displayed in a striped pattern.
light are displayed in a striped 100%: Sections that are completely reflected as white (too
pattern. Use this as a guide for bright) are displayed in a striped pattern.
adjusting the brightness.

Adjust the sharpness moving the set lever to / , then press


^ SHARPNESS* down.
Adjusts the enhancement level NOTE
of the outline of the recorded
image. Enhancing the sharpness causes the recorded image to appear
grainy.
* ! mode only

EN 29
PLAYBACK

Playing Back Files


Video Playback

Slide the mode switch to select ! Select the playback mode.


(video) mode. VIDEO 1/1
SELECT
PLAY/REC

SELECT SET SORT

The index screen appears.

Select the desired file.


Select

Set

To return to the index screen


Press INDEX.
To check the file information
Press AUTO/INFO when playback is
stopped. (Zp.39)
To delete a video
Press DELETE when playback is stopped.

Operations during Playback Speaker volume/


Headphone volume
Return to the first
scene of the file
: Turn down the
Play/Pause volume

Reverse search/ Forward search/


Frame-by-frame Frame-by-frame
playback (during playback (during
pause) pause)

Go to the first scene


of the next file + : Turn up the
During forward/reverse search, moving the set lever to / volume
alters the search speed (maximum 60x).

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Still Image Playback

Slide the mode switch to select # Select the playback mode.


(still image) mode. IMAGE 1/1
SELECT
PLAY/REC

SELECT SET SORT

The index screen appears.

Select the desired file.


Select

Set

To return to the index screen


Press INDEX.
To check the file information
Press AUTO/INFO. (Z p. 39)
To delete a still image
Press DELETE.

Operations during Playback


Rotate 90 degrees
(counterclockwise)

Start/end the slide show

Display the previous file Display the next file

Rotate 90 degrees
(clockwise)

During the slide show, moving the set lever to / changes the playback order.

EN 31
Playing Back Files (Continued)
Items for WIPE/FADER setting
Playback with Special Effects O FADER-WHITE:
Fades in or out with a white screen.
Wipe or fader effects
Add effects at the beginning and end of videos.
P FADER-BLACK:
Fades in or out with a black screen.
These effects cannot be set for still images.
Playback effects
Q FADER-B.W:
Fades in to a color screen from a black
Add effects that, for example, alter the color and white screen, or fades out in the
tones of images. opposite way.
Preparation: R WIPE-CORNER:
Select ! or # mode. Wipes in on a black screen from the upper
Select the playback mode. right to the lower left corner, or wipes out
in the opposite way.
1 Press MENU. S WIPE-WINDOW:
Starts in the center of a black screen and
MENU
wipes in toward the corners, or wipes out
in the opposite way.
T WIPE-SLIDE:
Wipes in from right to left, or wipes out in
the opposite way.
2 Select [WIPE/FADER] (! mode only) U WIPE-DOOR:
or [EFFECT]. Wipes in as the two halves of a black
Select screen which open to the left and right
DIVIDE
EFFECT
revealing the scene, or wipes out in the
WIPE/FADER opposite way.
BASIC SETTINGS
ADD EFFECT TO IMAGE V WIPE-SCROLL:
Set SET QUIT Wipes in from the bottom to the top of a
black screen, or wipes out in the opposite
3 Select a desired effect. way.
For details on each effect, see the right W WIPE-SHUTTER:
Wipes in from the center of a black screen
column.
toward the top and bottom, or wipes out in
Select
DIVIDEOFF
the opposite way.
EFFECTSEPIA
NOTE
MONOTONE
WIPE/FADER
BASICCLASSIC FILM
SETTINGS No effect will be applied on files with a play
CLASSIC PICTURE
Set RETURN SET QUIT time shorter than 7 seconds. (normal file only)

Items for EFFECT setting


4 Select the file you want to play back. J SEPIA:
The image is given a brownish tint like an
To quit the screen old photo.
Press MENU.
K MONOTONE:
To turn off the effect The image becomes black and white like
Select [OFF] in step 3. an old movie.
L CLASSIC FILM*:
The image is given an old movie
atmosphere by the effect of skipping
frames.
M STROBE*:
The image looks like a series of
consecutive snapshots.
* ! mode only.

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File Search Function Date Index Screen

Preparation: You can search the desired file by the


Select ! or # mode. recording date.
Select the playback mode.
1 Press INDEX twice.
Group Index Screen !
You can search the desired file by the group.
The group is created automatically based on INDEX
recording date and time. And the contents of
the group are changed when adding/deleting
or editing scenes. 2 Select the recording date.
Select
1 Press INDEX.
SEARCH DATE

FEB.20.2008
FEB.05.2008
JAN.08.2008
JAN.26.2008

Set SELECT SET SORT

INDEX
3 Select the file you want to play back.
2 Select the file you want to play back. Select FEB.20.2008 1/1

Select VIDEO (GROUP) 1/1

1 2 2

3 1 1

Set SELECT SET SORT


2 1 3

Set SELECT SET SORT

The number of files in the group is To return to the index screen


displayed in the thumbnails. Press INDEX.

To return to the index screen


Press INDEX twice.
NOTES
The contents of the group may be changed
depending on the interval of the recording
time. To change the contents, register the
event. (Zp.25)
The created groups may not be listed by
recording date such as when copying the
files to a microSD card.

EN 33
Playing Back Files (Continued)
Event Screen ! 5 Select the file you want to play back.
Select VACATION 1/1
You can search the desired file by the event
that you registered the file to when recording.
(Zp.25) After searching by the event, you can
search by the recording date to narrow down Set SELECT SET QUIT
the search.

1 Press MENU. To return to the index screen


Press INDEX.
MENU
To change the event registration of a file
See page 39.

2 Select [SEARCH EVENT].


Select
PLAYBACK PLAYLIST
CHANGE EVENT REG.
SEARCH EVENT
MONITOR OFF
SEARCH BY EVENTS

Set SELECT SET QUIT

3 Select the event.


To move to the next page, select [NEXT
PAGE].
Select VACATION 1/ 3

NEXT PAGE

Set SELECT SET SORT

4 Select the recording date.


To display all the files, select [ALL
SCENES].
Select SEARCH EVENT
ALL SCENES
JAN.08.2008
FEB.25.2008

Set SELECT SET SORT

34 EN
Watching Images on TV
This camera is designed to be used with To connect using the COMPONENT
high-definition or NTSC-type color television connector
signals. It cannot be used with a television of a
different standard. To AC Outlet AV Connector

COMPONENT
Connection with TV Connector

You can output videos from the HDMI


connector, COMPONENT connector, or AV
connector. Select the connector that best suits
your television.
Preparation: Turn off all units.
To connect using the HDMI connector
To AC Outlet
AC Adapter DC Connector
HDMI Connector

Component Cable

AV Cable

AC Adapter DC Connector

HDMI Cable (optional) COMPONENT Audio L/R Input


Input Connector Connector
Video Connector
is not in use.

NOTE
Change the settings in [COMPONENT
OUTPUT] according to the connection.
(Zp.55)
HDMI Connector

NOTE
When connecting to a 1080p compatible TV,
set [HDMI OUTPUT] to [AUTO1]. When this is
set, 1080p appears at the top of the display.
(Zp.55)

EN 35
Watching Images on TV (Continued)
To connect using the AV connector
Playback Operation
To AC Outlet
AV Connector After the connection with TV is completed

1 Turn on the camera and the TV.


2 Set the TV to its VIDEO mode.
3 (Only when connecting the camera to
the VCR/DVD recorder)
Turn on the VCR/DVD recorder, and
set the VCR/DVD recorder to its AUX
input mode.
AC Adapter DC Connector

AV Cable
4 Start playback on the camera.
(Zp.30, 31)

To display cameras on-screen display


on TV
Set [DISPLAY ON TV] to [ON]. (Zp.55)
NOTE
When the video was recorded with x.v.Color
set to [ON], change the x.v.Color setting on
TV. For details, refer to the TVs instruction
manual. (Zp.52)

AV Input Connector

NOTE
Change the settings in [VIDEO OUTPUT]
to suit the screen size of your television.
(Zp.55)

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EDITING/PRINTING

Managing Files
CAUTION
Deleting/Protecting Files
Do not remove the recording medium or
perform any other operation (such as turning
off the power) while accessing files. Also,
Protected files cannot be deleted. To delete
them, release the protection first.
be sure to use the provided AC adapter, as
the data on the recording medium may be
Once files are deleted, they cannot be
restored. Check files before deleting.
corrupted if the battery becomes exhausted
during operation. If the data on the recording Preparation:
medium becomes corrupted, format the Select ! or # mode.
recording medium to use the medium again. Select the playback mode.
(Zp.56)
Deleting/Protecting the Currently
Displayed File
To Capture a Still Image from a
!
Video
1 Press MENU.
You can capture the desired scene from a MENU
recorded video, and store it as a still image.
Preparation:
Select ! mode.
Select the playback mode. 2 Select [DELETE] or [PROTECT/
Press SNAPSHOT when playback is CANCEL].
paused. Select
DELETE
PROTECT/CANCEL
SNAPSHOT COPY
MOVE
DELETE VIDEO
Set SET QUIT

NOTES 3 Select [CURRENT].


Captured still images are stored at a Select DELETE
resolution of 1920 x 1080. The image can CURRENT
FILE SELECT
be elongated in the horizontal or vertical DELETE ALL

directions depending on the picture quality of


SELECT SCENES ONE BY ONE
the source video file. Set SELECT SET QUIT

Images cannot be captured when the video You can select the previous or next file by
is in search or slow-motion playback.
moving the set lever to / .
The continuous shooting function cannot be
used to capture images.
4 Select [YES].
Select DELETE?
(Remaining scenes: 0001)
ANY PLAYLISTS THAT INCLUDE
THIS SCENE WILL BE ALTERED
YES
NO
Set SELECT SET

To quit the screen


Press MENU.

EN 37
Managing Files (Continued)
Deleting/Protecting Selected Files Deleting/Protecting All Files
After performing steps 1-2 (Zp.37) After performing steps 1-2 (Zp.37)

3 Select [FILE SELECT]. 3 Select [DELETE ALL] or [PROTECT


Select DELETE ALL].
CURRENT
FILE SELECT Select DELETE
DELETE ALL CURRENT
FILE SELECT
DELETE ALL
SELECT MULTIPLE SCENES
Set SELECT SET QUIT
DELETE ALL FILES
Set SELECT SET QUIT

4 Select the desired file.


Select VIDEO DELETE 4 Select [YES].
Select
DELETE ALL?
(EXCEPT PROTECTED SCENE)

YES
Set SELECT SET QUIT NO

Set
The * (deletion) or x (protection) mark SELECT SET

appears on the file. To select other files,


repeat this step. To quit the screen
If you slide the zoom lever towards T, Press MENU.
the preview screen is displayed. Sliding
the zoom lever towards W returns to the To release protection
index screen. Select the protected file in step4
(Deleting/Protecting Selected Files
Zleft column).
5 MENU
VIDEO DELETE
To release protection of all files
1) In step3, select [CANCEL ALL].
2) When [CANCEL ALL?] appears, select
SELECT SET QUIT [YES].

6 Select [EXECUTE AND QUIT] (when


performing [DELETE]), or [QUIT]
(when performing [PROTECT/
CANCEL]).
Select DELETE SELECTED SCENE?
ANY PLAYLISTS THAT INCLUDE
THIS SCENE WILL BE ALTERED

EXECUTE AND QUIT


QUIT
RETURN
Set SELECT SET

To quit the screen


Press MENU.

38 EN
Viewing
File Information

Number of
pixels
Preparation:
! mode:
Pause the playback. Otherwise, select the file
on the index screen. D Brightness level B
# mode: (Dim) (Bright)
Play back the still image. Otherwise, select the
file on the index screen. The shutter speed, F-number and ISO
sensitivity (GAIN) when recorded are also
AUTO / INFO
VIDEO
displayed.

DATE/TIME
PB TIME
JAN. 1. 08 10:18AM
00:30:02
To turn off the file information display
QUALITY
PROTECT
XP
OFF Press AUTO/INFO a few times.
NOTE
FILE*: File name The shutter speed displayed during shooting
FOLDER*: Folder name in auto mode is an approximation. It may not
DATE/TIME: Date and time of the recording match the one displayed with the histogram.
PB TIME (! mode): Playback time (length of
the file)
SIZE (# mode): Image size (Zp.53)
QUALITY: Image quality (Zp.51, 53) Changing the Event Registration !
PROTECT: File protection status (Zp.37)
* Not displayed in AVCHD format. Preparation:
Select ! mode.
To turn off the file information display Select the playback mode.
Press AUTO/INFO again.
Changing the Event of the Currently
Histogram # Displayed File

A histogram is a graph indicating the images


brightness. 1 Press MENU.
By checking the image and its histogram, you MENU
can see the exposure level pattern and the
overall tone reproduction.
Preparation:
Play back the still image.
2 Select [CHANGE EVENT REG.].
Press twice. Select
PLAYBACK PLAYLIST
CHANGE EVENT REG.
AUTO / INFO SEARCH EVENT
MONITOR OFF
CHANGE REGISTERED EVENT
1/250 s
F3.5
Set SET QUIT
ISO100 D B

A larger number of pixels in the center 3 Select [CURRENT].


position indicates correct exposure and well- Select CHANGE EVENT REG.
CURRENT
balanced brightness. SET RANGE AND CHANGE

SELECT SCENES ONE BY ONE


Set SELECT SET QUIT

EN 39
Managing Files (Continued)
4 Select the file you want to register. Dividing Files !
Select CHANGE EVENT?
You can divide the selected video into two.
YES (AVCHD format only)
NO

Set
Preparation:
Select ! mode.
SELECT SET QUIT

You can select the previous or next file by Select the playback mode.
moving the set lever to / .
1 Press MENU.
MENU
Changing the Event of the Selected
Files
After performing steps 1-2 (Zp. 39)
2 Select [DIVIDE].
3 Select [SET RANGE AND CHANGE]. Select

4 Select the file you want to register.


DIVIDE
EFFECT
WIPE/FADER

Select CHANGED(FROM HERE) BASIC SETTINGS


DIVIDE VIDEO
Set SET QUIT

Set RETURN SET QUIT


3 Select the desired file.
Select DIVIDE

When you select a file, the color of the


cursor changes. To select other files,
move the cursor forward. You can only
select the files in order. Set SELECT SET QUIT

If you slide the zoom lever towards T, Playback starts.


the preview screen is displayed. Sliding
the zoom lever towards W returns to the
index screen. 4 Set the point at which you want to
divide the file.
5 Select a new event you want to DIVIDE

register the file to.


To select a different destination, select 00:00:04

[NEXT PAGE]. RETURN SET QUIT


To cancel the event registration, select
[DONT REGISTER]. The actual division point may differ slightly
Select VACATION 1/ 3 from the point that is set.

5 Select [DIVIDE HERE].


DON'T REGISTER NEXT PAGE Select DIVIDE

Set RETURN REGISTER QUIT


DIVIDE HERE
CANCEL
00:00:04
To quit the screen
Set
Press MENU. SELECT SET QUIT

To set the division point again, select


[CANCEL].

To quit the screen


Press MENU.
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NOTE
When playing back the divided file, the
5 Select the number of prints (max.
15prints).
recording date of the division point is
displayed. Select DPOF TOTAL 15 1/1

15

DPOF Print Setting # Set SELECT SET QUIT

To set print information for other images,


The number of prints to make of a still image repeat steps 4 and 5. (You can set up to
recorded on a microSD card can be set. This 999files.)
feature is useful when taking the microSD card
to a photo lab for printing.
To quit the screen
Preparation: Press MENU.
Select # mode. To cancel the selection
Select the playback mode. Set the number of prints to 00 in step5.
Set [REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE] to [SD].
(Zp.57)

Setting All Files Together (One Print for


Setting Files Individually
Each)
After performing steps 1-2 (Zleft column)
1 Press MENU.
MENU 3 Select [SET ALL 1].
Select DPOF
SET PRINT QUANTITY
SET ALL 1
CHECK QUANTITY
RESET

2 Select [DPOF]. Set SELECT SET QUIT

Select
EFFECT
DPOF
MONITOR OFF
4 Select [YES].
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY
Select
SET STILL IMAGE PRINTING SET ALL TO 1?
Set SET QUIT
YES
NO

3 Select [SET PRINT QUANTITY]. Set SELECT SET

Select DPOF
SET PRINT QUANTITY
SET ALL 1 To quit the screen
CHECK QUANTITY
RESET Press MENU.
Set SELECT SET QUIT To confirm DPOF settings
In step3, select [CHECK QUANTITY].
4 Select the desired file. If necessary, change the number of prints
for the desired file by following steps 4
Select DPOF TOTAL 0 1/1 and 5.
To reset DPOF settings
1) In step3, select [RESET].
Set SELECT SET QUIT
2) When [RESET?] appears, select [YES].

If you slide and hold the zoom lever


towards T, the preview screen of the still
image is displayed.
EN 41
Playlists !
It is a list that enables you to organize
recorded videos in order of preference.
5 Select the file to add to playlist.
Select SEP.01.2008
0/999
Preparation: TOTAL

Select ! mode.
Select the playback mode.
Set SELECT REGISTER

Creating Playlists To preview scenes, press INDEX. When


the index screen of individual scenes
appears, select the file.
1 Press MENU. To return to the previous screen, press
INDEX.
MENU
Files recorded in 1440 CBR picture quality
are displayed with a 1440 CBR icon.
Files recorded in other than 1440 CBR
picture quality are displayed with a 1920
icon. (only when selecting [SELECT
2 Select [EDIT PLAYLIST]. FROM SCENES] in step 4)
Select
EDIT PLAYLIST
PLAYBACK PLAYLIST
6 Select the insertion point.
CHANGE EVENT REG.
Select SEP.01.2008
1/999
SEARCH EVENT
CREATE/EDIT PLAYLIST TOTAL
00h02m
Set SET QUIT

DVD1

3 Select [NEW LIST]. Set REGISTER QUIT

Select EDIT PLAYLIST To add other files, repeat steps 5 and 6.


NEW LIST
EDIT To delete a registered scene, select the
RENAME PLAYLIST
DELETE
registered file.
CREATE PLAYLIST
Set SELECT SET QUIT
7 MENU
SEP.01.2008
1/999
TOTAL

4 Select an item and display files.


00h02m

Select NEW LIST


DVD1

SELECT FROM SCENES REGISTER QUIT


CREATE BY GROUP
CREATE BY DATE

8 Select [SAVE AND QUIT].


CREATE BY EVENT

SELECT SCENE BY DATE


Set SELECT SET QUIT
Select QUIT PLAYLIST.

[SELECT FROM SCENES]: SAVE EDITED CONTENTS?

Display all files individually. SAVE AND QUIT


DELETE AND QUIT

[CREATE BY GROUP]: Set


RETURN

Display all files listed by group. SELECT SET

[CREATE BY DATE]:
Display all the files listed by recording To quit the screen
date. Press MENU.
[CREATE BY EVENT]: NOTES
Search for an event and display the
corresponding files listed by recording A maximum of 99 playlists can be created.
date. If you delete the original files, the
corresponding files are also deleted from the
playlist.

42 EN
Other Operations of Playlists Playing Back Playlists

You can perform additional editing and delete


files in a created playlist. 1 Press MENU.
After performing steps 1-2 (Zp.42) MENU

Adding/Deleting Files in Playlist

3 Select [EDIT]. 2 Select [PLAYBACK PLAYLIST].


Select
4 Select the playlist you want to edit. EDIT PLAYLIST
PLAYBACK PLAYLIST
To add or delete files, follow the steps 5 to CHANGE EVENT REG.

8 in Creating Playlists. (Zp.42)


SEARCH EVENT
PLAY FILES IN PLAYLIST
Set SET QUIT

Changing Playlist Names 3 Select the playlist that you want to


The default name of a playlist is its creation play back.
date and time. Select PLAYBACK PLAYLIST

3 Select [RENAME PLAYLIST]. 01


02
03
SEP.01.2008 02:18PM
SEP.08.2008 07:25PM
OCT.22.2008 10:00AM

4 Select the desired playlist. Set SELECT SET QUIT

5 Select the desired letter. To quit the screen


Repeat this process to complete the Press INDEX.
name. To stop playback
You can change the character types Press the set lever.
(capital letters, small letters or marks) by
selecting [A/a/@]. To return to the normal file playback
To correct a letter, select [%] or [&] and mode
1) Press MENU.
press down the set lever to move the
cursor to the letter, then select [Clear] 2) Select [PLAYBACK NORMAL FILE].
and press down the set lever. To play back from the desired scene
1) In step3, press INDEX. (The index
6 Select []. screen for playlist appears.)
2) Select the desired scene.
Deleting Playlist
Original files are not deleted even if you delete
the playlist.

3 Select [DELETE].
4 Select a playlist you want to delete.
To delete all playlists at once, select
[DELETE ALL].

5 When [DELETE PLAYLIST?] appears,


select [YES].

EN 43
COPYING

Copying Files
Types of Copying and Connectable Device
Copying/Moving Files
The Camera
You can copy files between You can copy or move files between the HDD
the HDD and microSD card and microSD card.
with this camera alone.
(Zrightcolumn) # mode

! mode
DVD Burner (AVCHD)
(CU-VD50/CU-VD3)*
You can copy files recorded
Preparation:
on this camera onto DVD
discs. (Zp.45) Select ! or # mode.
* AVCHD discs can be Select the playback mode.
played back only on Make sure that microSD card is inserted in
the microSD slot.
CU-VD50. CU-VD3 is not
capable of playing back Make sure that enough free space is left in
the copy/move destination medium.
videos. In such case, use
the camera to play back.
1 Press MENU.
MENU
VCR/DVD Recorder
You can dub video recorded
on this camera onto VCR/
DVD recorder. (Zp.50)

It is recommended to use the JVC DVD burner


2 Select [COPY] or [MOVE].
Select
(CU-VD50/CU-VD3). When using DELETE
CU-VD20 or CU-VD40, the recording time may PROTECT/CANCEL

take approx. 2 times longer than the time that COPY


MOVE
is described in the instruction manual of DVD COPY VIDEO
Set SET QUIT
burner.
[COPY]:
Files are copied to the destination
medium while leaving original files in the
source medium.
[MOVE]:
Files are moved to the destination
medium while deleting original files
(except read-only files) in the source
medium.

3 Set the direction of copy/move.*


(HDD& SD or SD & HDD)
COPY
MEDIA HDD SD
SCENE UNIT ALL
NO. OF FILES 0059
EXECUTE
CANCEL
SELECT SET QUIT

* In case of ! mode, go to step 4.

44 EN
4 Set the file unit to copy/move. Using a DVD Burner to Copy Files
from the Camera
The files in the camera can be backed up to a
DVD disc using a DVD burner.
! mode: [SCENE] This disc cannot be played in a normal DVD player.
# mode: [FILE] Use one of the following methods to view the disc.
Select this to transfer the selected files. - Playback the disc using the camera.
1) S
 elect the desired file. (To play back the created disc using the
camera Zp.46,48)
The s mark appears on the file. To - Playback the disc using a DVD burner.*
select other files, repeat this step.
- Playback on a PC.*
 ress MENU.
2) P * The disc must first be finalized on the camera.
[ALL]: Other than the created DVD using a DVD
Select this to transfer all files in the burner cannot be played.
recording medium.
When the size of all files in the HDD is
When connecting a DVD burner (CU-VD50)
to a TV, you can play back the created disc
larger than the free space of the microSD without using the camera. When playing back
card, only the files that can be contained disconnect the USB cable.
in the free space will be copied.
Connection with a DVD Burner
5 Select [EXECUTE]. Preparation:
Select Turn on the camera first, then turn on the DVD
burner.
AC Adapter
USB Connector To AC Outlet
Set

File transfer starts. When [COPYING


COMPLETED]/[MOVING COMPLETED]
appears, press down the set lever.

To quit the screen


Press MENU, then select [YES] when
[QUIT?] appears.
To stop the file transfer
1) Press down the set lever.
DC Connector
2) Select [YES] when [QUIT?] appears. USB Cable

DVD Burner

USB Connector

NOTES
Refer to also the optional DVD burners
instruction manual.
Use the USB cable that came with the DVD
burner.
EN 45
Copying Files (Continued)
Backup All Files 4 Select [YES] or [NO].*
Preparation:
[YES]: Displays the thumbnails by group.
Connect the camera to the DVD burner. [NO]: Displays the thumbnails by date.
Select
Select ! or # mode.
ALL SCENES
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE

Select the recording format (AVCHD or AN AUTOMATIC HEADLINE ON


THE DISC TOP MENU?

MPEG-2 TS). (Zp.6) YES

Select HDD or microSD card. (# mode only) Set SELECT


NO
SET TOP

The following illustrations of display * In case of still image or video in MPEG-2
screens are examples of when backing up TS format, go to step5.
video.
5 Select [EXECUTE].
1 Select [CREATE FROM ALL]. Select ALL SCENES
Select VIDEO 0% 100%
CREATE FROM ALL DVD 5
DVD(DL) 3
SELECT AND CREATE
PLAYBACK EXECUTE
FINALIZE CANCEL
CREATE FROM ALL SCENES Set SELECT SET TOP
Set SELECT SET
The files are copied on the disc. When
[COMPLETED] appears, press down the
2 Select the desired menu. set lever to complete the operation.
! mode: [UNSAVED SCENES] When [INSERT NEXT DISC. PRESS
# mode: [UNSAVED IMAGES] [STOP] TO EXIT CREATE] appears,
Files that have never been copied to a change the disc. Remaining files are
DVD disc are automatically selected and copied on the second disc.
copied. (either AVCHD or MPEG-2 TS) To cancel the copying, select [STOP].
! mode: [ALL SCENES]
# mode: [ALL IMAGES] To return to the top screen
All files in the recording medium are Press MENU, then select [YES].
copied. (either AVCHD or MPEG-2 TS)
To finalize the disc after copy is finished
Select CREATE FROM ALL
1) Connect the camera to the DVD burner.
ALL SCENES 2) Turn on the camera.
UNSAVED SCENES
3) Select [FINALIZE].
Set
SELECT ALL VIDEOS
4) Select [EXECUTE].
SELECT SET TOP
5) When [COMPLETED] appears, select
[OK].
3 Select [OK]. To play back the created disc using the
Select ALL SCENES
QUANTITY REQUIRED
camera
DVD10 / DVD(DL)5
PREPARE AN EMPTY DISC
1) Connect the camera to the DVD burner.
OK 2) Turn on the camera first, then turn on the
RETURN
DVD burner.
Set SELECT SET TOP
3) Select [PLAYBACK].
To cancel the backup, select [RETURN]. 4) Select the desired folder.
5) Select the desired file.
To return to the previous screen, press
INDEX.
To view video/still image on TV
See page 35.

46 EN
Select Files for Backup # mode:
[SAVE BY DATE]:
Preparation: Files are sorted according to the date
Connect the camera to the DVD burner. on which they were recorded. Relevant
Select ! or # mode. files are displayed in a list. Select the
recording date.
1 Select [SELECT AND CREATE] (! [SELECT FROM IMAGES]:
mode) or [SELECT AND SAVE] (# Register backup files individually.
mode). 1) Select the desired file. To select other
Select VIDEO files, repeat this process.
CREATE FROM ALL 2) Press INDEX then go to step4.
SELECT AND CREATE
PLAYBACK
FINALIZE
To preview scenes, press INDEX. When the
SELECT AND CREATE index screen of individual scenes appears,
Set SELECT SET select the file.
To return to the previous screen, press
2 Select the desired menu. INDEX.
Select SELECT AND CREATE
CREATE BY DATE
CREATE BY EVENT
3 Select the desired file.
CREATE BY PLAYLIST Select CREATE BY DATE
SELECT FROM SCENES
JAN.01.2008 01
CREATE DISC BY DATE
JAN.02.2008 02
Set SELECT SET TOP JAN.03.2008 03
JAN.04.2008 04

! mode: JAN.05.2008
JAN.06.2008
05
06
DVD 5
DVD(DL) 3

[CREATE BY DATE]: Set SELECT SET TOP

Files are sorted according to the date


on which they were recorded. Relevant 4 Select [OK].
files are displayed in a list. Select the Select CREATE BY DATE
recording date. QUANTITY REQUIRED

[CREATE BY EVENT]:
DVD10 / DVD(DL)5
PREPARE AN EMPTY DISC

Files are sorted according to event. RETURN


OK

Relevant files are displayed in a list. Set CHECK SET TOP


Select the event.
To cancel the backup, select [RETURN].
[CREATE BY PLAYLIST]:
Select the desired playlist from the list
of playlists. The selected playlists are
5 Select [YES] or [NO].*
displayed in a list. [YES]: Displays the thumbnails by group.
1) S elect the desired list. To select other [NO]: Displays the thumbnails by date.
lists, repeat this process. Select ALL SCENES
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE
2) M ove the set lever to twice. AN AUTOMATIC HEADLINE ON
THE DISC TOP MENU?

[SELECT FROM SCENES]: YES

Register backup files individually. Set SELECT SET


NO
TOP
1) S elect the desired file. To select other
files, repeat this process. When selecting [CREATE BY PLAYLIST],
2) P ress INDEX then go to step4. select [OK] when [HEADLINE DISPLAYED
ON THE DISC TOP MENU IS EITHER THE
PLAYLIST OR DATE] appears.
* In case of still image or video in MPEG-2
TS format, go to step6.

EN 47
Copying Files (Continued)
6 Select [EXECUTE]. Digest Playback
Select ALL SCENES
0% 100%
You can view the opening scene of each video
DVD 5
DVD(DL) 3 (digest) in the created DVD.
EXECUTE - Record videos in AVCHD format.
Set
CANCEL
- Create a DVD using a DVD burner (CU-VD50/
SELECT SET TOP
CU-VD3).
The files are copied on the disc. When
[COMPLETED] appears, press down the When playing back the digest;
set lever to complete the operation. Use a DVD burner (CU-VD50/CU-VD3).
When [INSERT NEXT DISC. PRESS Use an AVCHD compatible DVD device.
[STOP] TO EXIT CREATE] appears,
change the disc. Remaining files are
copied on the second disc. 1 Load the created DVD on the device.
To cancel the copying, select [STOP].
2 Select [DIGEST PLAYBACK].
To return to the top screen
Press MENU, then select [YES].
JAN.08.2008 10:40AM JAN.10.2008 11:40AM AUG.03.2008 08:40AM

To finalize the disc after copy is finished


1) C onnect the camera to the DVD burner. AUG.08.2008 10:40AM SEP.10.2008 20:40PM SEP.03.2008 10:40AM

2) Turn on the camera. DIGEST PLAYBACK

3) S elect [FINALIZE]. You can view the previous or next page by


4) S elect [EXECUTE]. selecting / .
5) When [COMPLETED] appears, select
[OK]. 3 The digest is played back
To play back the created disc using the continuously.
camera
1) C onnect the camera to the DVD burner.
2) Turn on the camera first, then turn on the To normal playback / To the index menu
DVD burner. 1) Press the top menu button on the remote
3) S elect [PLAYBACK]. control of the DVD device during the
4) S elect the desired folder. digest playback.
5) S elect the desired file. To return to the 2) Select the desired item.
previous screen, press INDEX.
To view video/still image on TV
See page 35.
NOTE
In case of [CREATE BY PLAYLIST], date/time
on the file information display shows the date
of copying the file, not of the actual recording.

48 EN
GZ-HD40 High-definition Dubbing 4 Connect a commercially available
HDV device to the i.LINK connector of
You can dub videos recorded with 1440 CBR the Everio dock with an i.LINK cable
picture quality to an HDV device. (sold separately).
Preparation: Turn off all units.
5 Dub the playlist.
To connect using the i.LINK connector
1) Press MENU.
2) Select [DUBBING PLAYBACK].
i.LINK Connector
NOTES
DC Connector Be sure to use the VC-VDV204U or VC-
VDV206U i.LINK cable. Operation using the
i.LINK cable is not guaranteed on all of the
devices.
To AC Outlet Video is not displayed on the camera during
dubbing. [i.LINK OUTPUTTING] appears on
the screen.
If a dubbed video is played back on an HDV
device, the video and sound may stop in the
places where scenes are joined.
AC Adapter
i.LINK Cable
(optional)
The date and time information, wipe/fader
effect, and effects during playback are not
dubbed.
Compatibility with all HDV devices is not
i.LINK guaranteed.
Connector
HDV device

1 Record videos with 1440 CBR picture


quality in MPEG-2 TS format.

2 Create a playlist containing only


video of 1440 CBR picture quality.
EDIT
TOTAL

SELECT REGISTER

Only select video with the


1440 CBR mark.

3 Connect the camera to the Everio


dock.

EN 49
Copying Files (Continued)
Standard-definition Dubbing 2 Play back playlists on the camera.
1) Press MENU.
You can dub videos in standard-definition to a 2) Select [DUBBING PLAYBACK].
DVD recorder. 3) Select the desired playlist.
Preparation: Turn off all units. 4) Select [YES]. (A black screen is
displayed for 5seconds at the first and
To connect using the AV connectors the last scene.)
(analog dubbing)
To AC Outlet 3 At the point you want to start
dubbing, start recording on the VCR/
AV Connector DVD recorder.
Refer to the VCR/DVD recorders
instruction manual.

To stop dubbing
Stop recording on the VCR/DVD recorder,
then press START/STOP again.
To hide the date or icons on the screen
DC Connector Change the settings in [DISPLAY ON TV]
AC Adapter (Zp.55) or [ON-SCREEN DISPLAY]
(Zp.52).
AV Cable

VCR/DVD Recorder

AV Connector

Preparation: Create a playlist.

1 Set the VCR/DVD recorder to its AUX


input mode.
Check that the images from the camera are
input correctly to the VCR/DVD recorder.

50 EN
FURTHER INFORMATION

Changing the Menu Settings


1 Press MENU. 3 Select the desired setting.
MENU Select
MANUAL SETTING
VIDEO QUALITY
ZOOMOFF
DIS ON
COMPENSATE FOR HAND SHAKE
Set RETURN SET QUIT

2 Select the desired menu.


Select To return to the previous screen
MANUAL SETTING Move the set lever to .
VIDEO QUALITY
ZOOM To quit the screen
DIS
COMPENSATE FOR HAND SHAKE Press MENU.
Set SET QUIT

Menus (! VIDEO) Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset


AVCHD format
[XP]: High quality
SP: Standard quality
EP: For recording for a long time
You can record in full high-definition (1920x1080i) videos
with any of the picture qualities.
MPEG-2 TS format
n
VIDEO QUALITY [FHD]: Full high-definition quality
Sets the picture quality for videos. 1440 CBR: Fixed bit-rate (14401080i)
NOTES
You can dub videos recorded with 1440 CBR to commercially
available HDV compatible software and HDV devices.
However, compatibility with all HDV devices is not guaranteed.
It is recommended to set XP, FHD or 1440 CBR mode when
recording scenes with fast moving or with extreme changing
in brightness to avoid noise.
[10x] / 40x / 200x
@
ZOOM NOTE
Sets the maximum zoom ratio. Optical zoom is used up to [10x]. Digital zoom is used from
more than [10x] up to the selected zoom ratio.
OFF: Deactivates the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
NOTES
q DIS
Compensates for hand shake. Complete stabilization may not be possible if hand shake is
excessive, or depending on the shooting conditions.
Switch off this mode when recording with the camera on a
tripod.

EN 51
Changing the Menu Settings (Continued)
Menus (! VIDEO) Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset
[
GAIN UP OFF: Deactivates the function.
Makes the subject appear bright AGC: Electrically brightens the scene in dark place.
automatically when you record in
[AUTO]: Automatically brightens the scene when it is dark.
dark places. However, the overall
color tones appear grayish. (Becomes brighter than [AGC])

[OFF]: Deactivates the function.


X x.v.Color ON: Activates the function.
Records video in the color range NOTE
suitable for viewing in an x.v.Color
compliant TV. If you edit videos in MPEG-2 TS format on a computer, set
[x.v.Color] to [OFF] before the recording.

REGISTER EVENT See page 25.

Y BASIC SETTINGS [BASIC SETTINGS] menus (Zp.54)

N FOCUS ASSIST
When this function is used, the RED/ GREEN/ [BLUE]
outline of the focused object is
displayed in the selected color.
o WIND CUT [OFF]: Deactivates the function.
Reduces noise caused by wind. ON: Activates the function.
Y MIC LEVEL OFF: Deactivates the function.
Displays the input level. [ON]: Activates the function.
2 to +2
d MIC LEVEL SETTING NOTE
Increases or decreases the
sensitivity of the microphone. When the external microphone is connected, you can adjust
the sensitivity.

e HEADPHONE VOL. ADJ. Adjust the volume by moving the set lever to / , then press
Adjusts the headphone volume. down. Adjust the headphone volume during recording.
YES: Turn off the backlight. (no display)
+ MONITOR OFF* [NO]: Turn on the backlight.
Enables you to turn off the backlight
NOTE
on the monitor temporarily.
* playback mode only To turn on the backlight again, perform any operation such as
zooming.
OFF: Hides all the text and icons on the screen.
[DISPLAY ALL]: Displays all the text and icons.
f ON-SCREEN DISPLAY* DISPLAY DATE ONLY: Hides the text and icons and
Displays the icons and date on the displays the date only.
screen.
* playback mode only
DISPLAY DATE 5 SEC: When the recording date changes
or images are displayed, the date is displayed for
approximately 5 seconds.

52 EN
Menus (# IMAGE) Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset
n IMAGE QUALITY
Sets the picture quality for still [FINE]/ STANDARD
images.
y IMAGE SIZE 1824 x 1368 / 1440 x 1080/ 640 x 480/
Selects the picture size for still
[2432 x 1368] / 1920 x 1080
images.

2 GAIN
Sets the ISO setting to increase the [AUTO] / ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400/ ISO1000
sensitivity in dark conditions.
Y BASIC SETTINGS [BASIC SETTINGS] menus (Zp.54)

N FOCUS ASSIST
When this function is used, the RED/ GREEN/ [BLUE]
outline of the focused object is
displayed in the selected color.

z SELF-TIMER [OFF]/ 2SEC/ 10SEC


Starts recording when the set NOTES
time elapses after SNAPSHOT is You can confirm the countdown on the camera screen.
pressed.
You can also use this to prevent vibration by the hand.
[RECORD ONE SHOT]: Records one still image at a time.
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING: Records still images
continuously while SNAPSHOT is pressed.
BRACKETING: Activates the bracket shooting function.
In addition to an image with the exposure set by the
camera, two other images are recorded with exposure
values shifted to the +0.3 EV and 0.3 EV sides. You
8 SHUTTER MODE can select the image that has a suitable exposure after
Records still images continuously
while SNAPSHOT is pressed. shooting.
NOTES
The interval between recording still images is approx. 0.5
seconds.
Continuous shooting may not work well depending on the
recording medium.
The continuous shooting speed will drop if this function is
used repeatedly.
+ MONITOR OFF See page 52.

f ON-SCREEN DISPLAY See page 52.

EN 53
Changing the Menu Settings (Continued)
Y BASIC SETTINGS menus Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset
a STREAM FORMAT [AVCHD]: Sets AVCHD format (recommended).
Selects the recording method for MPEG-2 TS: Sets MPEG-2 TS format.
videos. High-definition Recording Format Zp.6

9 LANGUAGE [ENGLISH]
Sets the display language. (Zp.19) You have a choice of 23 languages.
: CLOCK ADJUST DATE / TIME
Sets the time. (Zp.19)
DATE STYLE:
; DATE DISPLAY STYLE [month.day.year]/year.month.day/day.month.year
Sets the date and time display
format.
TIME:
24h / [12h]
\ MONITOR BRIGHT Adjust the brightness of the display by moving the set lever
Sets the brightness of the LCD
monitor. to / , then press down.

BRIGHTER: Brightens the backlight on the monitor


regardless of the surrounding conditions.
C MONITOR BACKLIGHT STANDARD: Select this when saving the battery life.
Enables you to adjust the brightness [AUTO] : The brightness will automatically be set
of backlight on the monitor. to [BRIGHTER] when using outdoors and to
[STANDARD] when using indoors. (when using the
battery pack)
OFF: Deactivates the function.
[ON]: Activates the function.
^ DROP DETECTION To turn on the camera when the drop detection
Prevents damage to the HDD by worked, close the LCD monitor and open it again.
turning off the power automatically CAUTION
when it is detected that the camera
dropped. The built-in hard disk of the camera may not be protected
even if the setting is [ON].
When recording/playback stops even if the camera is not
dropped, set the setting to [OFF].
OFF: Deactivates the function.
[ DEMO MODE [ON]: Activates the function.
Introduces special features of the NOTES
camera when there is no operation
for about 3 minutes during recording
The demonstration only works when the AC adapter is
connected, not with the battery.
mode.
If a microSD card is in the camera, demonstration will not
take place even if this mode is set to [ON].

54 EN
Y BASIC SETTINGS menus Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset
[OFF]: Does not display on TV.
ON: Displays on TV.
% DISPLAY ON TV NOTE
Displays cameras on-screen display
on a TV screen. When connected to a TV using the i.LINK connector, the
cameras on-screen display is not displayed on the TV, even if
this setting is [ON].

R VIDEO OUTPUT
Set the aspect (16:9/4:3) to the
screen of the connected television 4:3 / [16:9]
when outputting videos from the AV
connector.

S COMPONENT OUTPUT
Sets the definition of the video [480i]: Outputs at 480i.
output from the COMPONENT 1080i: Outputs at 1080i.
connector.
[AUTO1]: The definition that best suits the connected
device is automatically selected: 480i, 480p, 1080i or
T HDMI OUTPUT 1080p.
Sets the definition of the video AUTO2: Select when the video is not projected in [AUTO1]
output from the HDMI connector. correctly.
480p: Select when the video is not projected in [AUTO2]
correctly.
OFF: Makes created DVDs recordable (not playable on
device other than the camera).
[ON]: Finalizes created DVDs so that they can be played
back on DVD burner.
NOTES
_ AUTO FINALIZE
Sets the disc to a readable state. When you play back a DVD created when [OFF] is set on
DVD burner, select [FINALIZE] on the DVD creation screen.
(Zp.46)
When you create two or more DVDs at the same time, other
than the last DVD is finalized automatically even if the setting
is [OFF].

EN 55
Changing the Menu Settings (Continued)
Y BASIC SETTINGS menus Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset

1 CLEAN-UP HDD Connect the AC adapter.


Writing speed to HDD tends to YES: Performs this function. Select [OK] when completed.
become slow after long periods [NO]: Cancels this function.
of repeated use. Execute cleanup NOTE
periodically to regain the writing Depending on the condition of the HDD, it may take several
speed. minutes for the cleanup process to be completed.
[FILE]: Initializes all files in the hard disk drive.
2 FORMAT HDD FILE + MANAGEMENT NO: Initializes all files and
Ensures stable speeds and management numbers in the hard disk drive. (Zp.64)
operation when accessing the hard NOTE
disk drive. Be aware that all files and data including protected files will be
erased by the formatting process.

, FORMAT SD CARD [FILE]: Initializes all files in the microSD card.


You have to format newly purchased FILE + MANAGEMENT NO: Initializes all files and
microSD cards with this camera management numbers in the microSD card. (Zp.64)
before using them.
NOTE
This will also ensure stable speeds
and operation when accessing the Be aware that all files and data including protected files will be
microSD card. erased by the formatting process.

Connect the AC adapter.


YES: Performs this function. Select [OK] when completed.
0 DELETE DATA ON HDD [NO]: Cancels this function.
When you dispose of the camera,
NOTE
perform this to make it difficult to
recover data on the HDD. In addition to this operation, it is recommended that you use a
commercially available data erasing software to eliminate the
risk of data recovery.

- VIDEO NO. RESET*


. IMAGE NO. RESET
By resetting the file number (name),
a new folder is made. The new files YES: Performs this function. Select [OK] when completed.
will be stored in the new folder. [NO]: Cancels this function.
It is convenient to separate the new
files from previously recorded files.
* MPEG-2 TS format only

] REMOTE OFF: The camera does not receive the signal from the
Turns on/off reception of the
remote control.
operation signal from the remote
control. [ON]: Enables operation with the remote control.

\ OPERATION SOUND OFF: Turns off the operation sound.


Turns on/off the operation sound. [ON]: The melody sounds when operations are performed.

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Y BASIC SETTINGS menus Settings: [ ] = Factory-preset
Z FACTORY PRESET YES: Performs this function.
Returns all the camera settings to
their default values. [NO]: Returns to the menu screen without executing reset.

OFF: A quick start is not performed.


` QUICK RESTART [ON]: If the LCD monitor is opened again within 5minutes,
Enables the camera to start up the camera starts quickly. The power consumption
quickly when you turn off the camera used for the 5 minute period after the LCD monitor is
and then on again within five minutes
by closing and opening the LCD closed is approximately 1/3 that used during recording.
monitor. This enables you to save more power than leaving the
power on.
3 REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE
Sets the recording medium for still [HDD] / SD
images.

/ REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO*


Sets the recording medium for [HDD] / SD
videos.
* AVCHD format only

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Troubleshooting
The camera is a microcomputer-controlled To solve the problem, first follow the
device. External noise and interference (from instructions below.
a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from If the problem is not solved, reset the
functioning properly. camera. (Zp. 62)
The following phenomena are not
If the problem persists, please consult your
nearest JVC dealer.
malfunctions.
The camera heats up when it is used for a
long time.
The battery heats up during charging.
When playing back a video, the image stops
momentarily or the sound is interrupted at
junctions between scenes.

Trouble Action

Check that the microSD card is facing the right direction.


Cannot insert the
Card

microSD card.

No power is supplied. Connect the AC adapter correctly.


Recharge the battery.
After the low When the camera has warmed up after being cold, the camera
Power

temperature message may switch itself off to check it is operating correctly.


is displayed, the power
turns off when the
camera warms up.
Recording cannot be Open the LCD monitor to turn on the camera.
performed. Press PLAY/REC to select the recording mode.
If the camera temperature increases, REC flashes in the LCD
monitor. If the temperature continues to increase, operation stops
automatically to protect the HDD.
Move to a place where the camera is not affected by excessive
Recording stops by sound or vibration.
itself. Insert a commercially available microSD card, and set each of
Recording

the [REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO] and [REC MEDIA FOR IMAGE] to
[SD].
Recording stops automatically after 12 hours of continuous
recording.
Clean any dirt or water droplets from the lens.
The focus is not Set focus to the automatic mode.
adjusted automatically. If you are recording in a dark place or a subject that has no
contrast between dark and light, adjust the focus manually.

Use backlight compensation or [NIGHT] from program AE.


The recorded subject is Set the brightness to the [+] side.
too dark. For videos, set [GAIN UP] to [AGC] or [AUTO].
For still images, set [GAIN] to [AUTO] or [ISO1000].

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Trouble Action
The recorded subject is Set the backlight compensation to [OFF] if it is being used.
too bright. Set the brightness to the [] side.
Cannot use spot Keep the zoom ratio below [10x].
exposure control.
The color of the If there are numerous light sources etc. behind the subject, set the
recorded subject looks white balance to [MWB].
strange.
Digital zoom does not Change [ZOOM] to [40x] or [200x].
work. Deactivate effect and/or focus assist.
White balance setting This cannot be used if [SEPIA] or [MONOTONE] are selected as
effects.
cannot be activated.
Do not use [TWILIGHT] from program AE.
Recording

The continuous shooting The continuous shooting speed will drop after continuous shots.
speed is slow. Continuous shooting speed may drop depending on the recording
media or under certain recording conditions.
Check the indication that represents that function.
A function cannot be If the indication is flashing or off, you have selected two functions
activated. that cannot be used together. Choose which of the functions to
use.
Video movement Make sure the icon that represents the function is displayed.
appears jerky/like it is Deactivate [NIGHT] of Program AE, and set [SHUTTER SPEED]
frame dropping. to [AUTO] and [EFFECT] to [OFF].
Mosaic-type noise Record videos with high quality mode, such as XP, FHD or 1440
occurs when recording CBR mode.
scenes with fast
moving or with extreme
changing in brightness.
The indication display You have selected two functions that cannot be used together.
flashes or goes out. Choose which of the functions to use.
Operate the camera.
The LCD monitor If the camera is not operated for a certain length of time when
Displays

appears blank. using the AC adapter, it will enter sleep mode, and the LCD
monitor will turn off.
Fully charge the battery, run it down, and then recharge it again.
The remaining battery If the camera is used for long periods of time in high or low
display is not correct. temperatures, or if the battery is repeatedly charged, the amount
of remaining battery may not be displayed correctly.

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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Trouble Action

The LCD monitor If the LCD monitor or surrounding parts have been pressed,
remove your hand and leave the camera for a short while.
display is uneven. (Applying pressure causes image unevenness.)
Adjust the brightness and angle of the LCD monitor.
Displays

Images on the LCD The LCD monitor appears dark when used in cold places. This is
monitor appear dark or not a malfunction.
whitish. The LCD monitor may be reaching the end of its service life.
Consult your nearest JVC dealer or the JVC customer service.
The LCD monitor is The LCD monitor may be difficult to see if used in bright areas
difficult to see. such as under direct sunlight.
The date/time does not Set [ON-SCREEN DISPLAY] to [DISPLAY ALL].
appear.
The same scene Replace the microSD card.
appears stopped for a (If there are scratches etc. on the microSD card, the camera will
long time. have difficulty reading the data, and this phenomenon may occur.
The camera will try to play back as much as possible, but if this
Video movement condition continues, the camera will not be able to play back the
appears jerky. video and it will automatically stop.)
Perform cleanup or formatting.
Sound or video are Sometimes playback is interrupted at the connecting section
Playback

interrupted. between two scenes.


A part of the TV screen Change [HDMI OUTPUT] in the [BASIC SETTINGS] to [AUTO1].
appears to be shaking.
Select [PLAYBACK OTHER FILE] then search the video on the
Cannot find a recorded index screen.
video. (Video files that have damaged management information can be
played back.)
Some functions cannot The following functions cannot be used for a backup DVD.
be used when playing When playing back video
back a backup DVD - Search index by date
through a DVD burner - Playback effects
connected to the When playing back still image
camera. - Playback effects

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Trouble Action
When recording the white balance was not correctly adjusted.
The color of images When the video was recorded with x.v.Color set to [ON], change
looks strange. the setting as desired on TV.
Set [EFFECT] to [OFF].
Playback

Do not move the camera suddenly during recording. (If the camera
Noise can be heard. is moved suddenly during recording, the driving sound (hum) of
the hard disk may have been recorded.)
Images look unnatural Change [VIDEO OUTPUT] in the [BASIC SETTINGS] to match
on the TV (long and thin your TV.
etc.)
When dubbing, the Operate the video device manually to start and stop recording.
connected video device
does not start recording
Dubbing

automatically.
GZ-HD40 When dubbing while the camera is connected via an i.LINK cable,
set to MPEG-2 TS format and dub a playlist that only includes
When dubbing a playlist, videos of 1440 CBR picture quality.
some videos cannot be
played back.
Connect using a audio/video cable, and dub to an analog device
using standard quality dubbing.
The camera operates Copy all files from the media onto your computer, and erase the
slowly when switching files from the media.
between video mode (If there are many still images (more than 1,000 files) on the
and still image mode, media, it takes time for the camera to process the files.)
or when switching the
power on or off.
Other problems

The camera gets hot. This is not a malfunction.


Check the remaining battery charge.
(When the battery is fully charged, the lamp does not flash.)
The lamp does not flash When recharging in either a hot or cold environment, ensure that
during battery charging. battery is being charged within the permitted temperature range.
(If the battery is being recharged outside the permitted
temperature range, recharging may stop to protect the battery.)

Replace the battery.


The remote control Set [REMOTE] in the [BASIC SETTINGS] to [ON].
doesnt work. The remote control may not operate outdoors or in places
exposed to strong light.

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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The following phenomena are not malfunctions.
LCD monitor momentarily becomes red or black when sunlight is recorded.
Black spots, or red, green, or blue spots appear on the LCD monitor.
(The LCD monitor contains 99.99% effective pixels, but 0.01% or fewer pixels may be
ineffective.)
Maintaining HDD Performance
Periodically perform [CLEAN-UP HDD].
If a malfunction occurs in the HDD
! Perform [CLEAN-UP HDD].
# If this does not solve the malfunction, perform [FORMAT HDD]. (All data is deleted.)
$ If this does not solve the problem, perform the disc check function from a PC after formatting.
% If this does not solve the problem, contact the JVC customer service for repairs.
To reset the camera
! Close the LCD monitor and remove the power supply (battery pack or AC adapter) from the
camera, then reattach it.
# Execute [FACTORY PRESET] in the [BASIC SETTINGS]. (Zp.57)

Cleaning
Before cleaning, turn off the camera and remove the battery pack and AC adapter.
To clean the camera
Wipe the camera gently with a soft cloth. If the camera is particularly dirty, dip the cloth into
diluted mild soap and wring it out well. After wiping with the wet cloth, wipe again with a dry
cloth.
To clean the LCD monitor
Wipe the monitor gently with a soft cloth. Be careful not to damage the monitor.
To clean the lens
Wipe gently with lens cleaning paper.
NOTES
Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or alcohol.
Mold may form if the lens is left dirty.
When using a cleaner or chemically treated cloth, refer to the cautions for each product.

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Warning Indications
Indication Action

CHECK LENS COVER Slide the lens cover switch to open the lens cover.
Set the date and time. (Connect the camera to an AC outlet
SET DATE/TIME! using the AC adapter for over 24 hours to charge the clocks
built-in lithium battery. Then set the date/time.)

COMMUNICATING ERROR Detach the battery pack once and re-attach it firmly.

CANNOT USE IN Set [REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO] in the [BASIC SETTINGS] to
[HDD].
VIDEO MODE
Replace the microSD card.

NOT FORMATTED Select [OK] and select [YES] when [DO YOU WANT TO
FORMAT? ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED] appears.

FORMAT ERROR! Check the operating procedure, and perform once again.
Turn off the camera, and turn it on again.
DATA DELETION ERROR

FAILURE TO SAVE

Perform cleanup or formatting.


Remove and re-insert the microSD card. (MultiMediaCard
HDD ERROR! cannot be used.)
MEMORY CARD ERROR! Remove any dirt from the microSD card terminals.
Insert the microSD card before switching the power on.
Turn off the camera, and turn it on again.
UP TO 3 STILL IMAGES CAN Stop video recording, and then record a still image.
BE TAKEN DURING Set the mode switch to still images, and then record a still
RECORDING image.

CANNOT TAKE MORE STILL Stop video recording, and then record a still image. (If an
microSD card is removed or inserted during video recording, a
IMAGES AT THE MOMENT still image cannot be recorded.)

DROP DETECTION WORKED AND Set [REC MEDIA FOR VIDEO] in the [BASIC SETTINGS] to
THE POWER IS TURNED OFF [SD], then record to a microSD card.

RECORDING CANCELLED

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Warning Indications (Continued)
Indication Action

microSD card:
Check whether the microSD card has been checked for
operability.
RECORDING FAILURE HDD:
Perform cleanup.
Do not allow the camera to be subject to impact/vibrations.
VIDEO MANAGEMENT FILE Select [OK] to restore.
IS DAMAGED, RECOVERY
IS REQUIRED TO RECORD/
PLAYBACK, RECOVER?

UNSUPPORTED SCENE! Use a supported file format.


UNSUPPORTED FILE!

THIS FILE IS PROTECTED Switch off the [PROTECT/CANCEL] function in the MENU.

INSUFFICIENT SPACE Delete files. Move files to a PC or other device.


Replace the microSD card with a new one.
NUMBER OF FOLDERS Replace the backup destination with another disc.
OVERFLOW
Move the files or folder to a PC or other device, and then format
UPPER LIMIT OF RECORDABLE the HDD of the camera or the microSD card.
NUMBER OF FOLDERS/ Select [FILE + MANAGEMENT NO] in the [FORMAT HDD]/
FILES HAS BEEN REACHED [FORMAT SD CARD].

SCENE QUANTITY
LIMIT EXCEEDED

CANCELLED BECAUSE When creating a DVD, reduce the number of playlists to be


saved.
PLAYLIST NUMBER
LIMIT EXCEEDED ! AVCHD:
Reduce the number of videos to add to the playlist to 999 files or
less.
PROCESSING CANCELLED DUE TO ! MPEG-2 TS:
LACK OF SPACE FOR OPERATION Reduce the number of videos to add to the playlist to 99 files or
less.

NO REGISTERED SCENES Delete the playlist, and then create a new one.
IN PLAYLIST
SOME OF SCENES MAY
NOT BE PLAYED BACK

REMOVE ONE OF THE VIDEO Disconnect the AV cable and the component cable of either the
CABLE camera or the Everio dock (GZ-HD40 only).

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Indication Action

POWER IS OFF, OR USB Turn on the power of the connected USB device.
DEVICE IS UNSUPPORTED Connect the AC adapter to the DVD burner.
DVD-RW DISC HAS BEEN Replace the disc of the DVD burner with another disc. (A DVD-
ALREADY USED RW disc can be initialized.)

FINALIZATION FAILED Replace the disc of the DVD burner with another disc.
Perform the following operations in order.
! Disconnect the external HDD from the camera, and connect it
to a PC to make sure it contains no important files.
INCOMPATIBLE FORMAT # Connect the external HDD to the camera, and then select the
[FORMAT] from the menu. (All files on the external HDD will
be deleted.)

! AVCHD:
In the case of a still image DVD, set the mode switch to still
images.
In the case of a video DVD, set [STREAM FORMAT] in the
[BASIC SETTINGS] to [MPEG-2 TS].
! MPEG-2 TS:
NO FILES In the case of a still image DVD, set the mode switch to still
images.
In the case of a video DVD, set [STREAM FORMAT] in the
[BASIC SETTINGS] to [AVCHD].
# mode:
No still images have been recorded, so set the mode switch to
videos.

INSERT DISC Open the tray of the DVD burner, check and reinsert the DVD,
and close the tray.
CHANGE DISC

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Specifications
Recording mode (video)
Camera AVCHD
XP: VBR, average of 17 Mbps
For general SP: VBR, average of 12 Mbps
Power supply EP: VBR, average of 5 Mbps
DC 11 V (Using AC adapter) MPEG-2 TS
DC 7.2 V (Using battery pack) FHD: VBR, average of 26.6 Mbps
Power consumption 1440 CBR: CBR, average of 27 Mbps
Approx. 6.6 W*
Recording mode (audio)
*When the LED light is off and the monitor
AVCHD 48 kHz, 256 kbps
backlight is set to [STANDARD] mode.
Dimensions (W x H x D) MPEG-2 TS 48 kHz, 384 kbps
GZ-HD40 73 mm x 68 mm x 123 mm For still image
(2-7/8" x 2-11/16" x 4-7/8") Format
GZ-HD30 71 mm x 68 mm x 123 mm JPEG
(2-13/16" x 2-11/16" x 4-7/8") Image size
Weight 5 modes: 2432x1368
GZ-HD40 Approx. 455g (1.01 lbs) 1920x1080
Approx. 540g (1.20 lbs) (incl. battery) 1824x1368
GZ-HD30 Approx. 440g (0.98 lbs)
1440x1080
Approx. 525g (1.16 lbs) (incl. battery)
640x480
Operating temperature
Picture quality
0C to 40C (32F to 104F)
2 modes: FINE / STANDARD
Operating humidity
35% to 80% For connectors
Storage temperature HDMI
20C to 50C (4F to 122F) HDMI (V.1.3 with x.v.Color)
Pickup Component output
1/3" (2,680,000 pixels) progressive CMOS Y, Pb, Pr component output
Lens Y: 1.0V (p-p), 75W
F 1.8 to 2.2, Pb/Pr: 0.7V (p-p), 75W
f = 4.5 mm to 45.0 mm, AV output
10:1 power zoom lens Video output: 1.0V (p-p), 75W
Filter diameter Audio output: 300mV (rms), 1kW
43.0 mm USB
LCD monitor Mini USB type A and type B,
2.8" diagonally measured, USB2.0 compliant
LCD panel/TFT active matrix system Microphone
Speaker 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Monaural Headphone
LED Light 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Within 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
(recommended shooting distance)
AC Adapter
For video/audio
Recording/Playback format Power requirement
AVCHD mode AC 110 V to 240 V$, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Video:  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Output
Audio: Dolby Digital (2ch)
MPEG-2 TS mode
DC 11 V ,1A

Video:  MPEG-2 TS
Audio: MPEG-1 Layer 2
Signal format
1080/60i

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Dimensions (W x H x D)
Remote Control 42 mm x 14.5 mm x 91 mm
(1-11/16" x 5/8" x 3-5/8")
Power supply Weight
DC 3 V Approx. 30 g (0.07 lbs)
Battery life (incl. battery)
Approx. 1 year
(depending on the frequency of use) Design and specifications subject to change
Operating distance without notice.
Within 5 m (16.4 ft)
Operating temperature
0C to 40C (32F to 104F)

Approximate recording time (minutes) (for video)

Recording medium HDD microSD Card


GZ-HD40 GZ-HD30
Quality 4 GB 8 GB
120 GB 80 GB
XP 900 600 30 60
AVCHD

SP 1260 840 44 88
EP 3000 1980 100 200
MPEG-2

FHD 600 360


TS

1440 CBR 600 360

Approximate number of storable images (for still image)

Recording medium HDD microSD Card


GZ-HD40 GZ-HD30
Image size/Quality 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
120 GB 80 GB
2432 x 1368 / FINE 9999 9999 330 670 1350 2700 5420

2432 x 1368 / STANDARD 9999 9999 510 1040 2100 4200 8420
16:9

1920 x 1080 / FINE 9999 9999 510 1040 2100 4200 8420

1920 x 1080 / STANDARD 9999 9999 800 1630 3210 6410 9999

1824 x 1368 / FINE 9999 9999 440 880 1790 3580 7180

1824 x 1368 / STANDARD 9999 9999 680 1370 2770 5540 9999

1440 x 1080 / FINE 9999 9999 680 1370 2770 5540 9999
4:3

1440 x 1080 / STANDARD 9999 9999 1060 2160 4360 8700 9999

640 x 480 / FINE 9999 9999 3320 6720 9999 9999 9999

640 x 480 / STANDARD 9999 9999 5980 9999 9999 9999 9999

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Cautions
AC Adapter ATTENTION:
The product you have purchased is
When using the AC adapter in areas other than powered by a rechargeable battery
the USA that is recyclable.
The provided AC adapter features automatic voltage Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for
selection in the AC range from 110V to 240V. information on how to recycle this
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER battery.
In case of connecting the units power cord to an AC wall
outlet other than American National Standard C73 series
Recording Medium
type use an AC plug adapter, called a Siemens Plug, as
shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC dealer. Be sure to follow the guidelines below
to prevent corruption or damage to your
Plug Adapter recorded data.
Do not bend or drop the recording medium, or
subject it to strong pressure, jolts or vibrations.
Do not splash the recording medium with water.
Do not use, replace, or store the recording
medium in locations that are exposed to strong
static electricity or electrical noise.
Battery Packs Do not turn off the camera power or remove the
battery or AC adapter during shooting, playback,
The supplied battery pack is or when otherwise accessing the recording
Terminals medium.
a lithium-ion battery. Before
using the supplied battery pack Do not bring the recording medium near objects
or an optional battery pack, that have a strong magnetic field or that emit
strong electromagnetic waves.
be sure to read the following
cautions: Do not store the recording medium in locations
with high temperature or high humidity.
Do not touch the metal parts.
To avoid hazards When formatting or erasing data using the
camera, only the file administration information
... do not burn. is changed. The data is not completely erased
... do not short-circuit the terminals. Keep it away
from the hard disk. If you want to completely
from metallic objects when not in use. When
transporting, make sure the provided battery erase all of the data, we recommend either
cap is attached to the battery. If the battery cap using commercially available software that
is misplaced, carry the battery in a plastic bag. is specially designed for that purpose, or by
... do not modify or disassemble. physically destroying the camera with a hammer
... do not expose the battery to temperatures etc.
exceeding 60C (140F), as this may cause the
battery to overheat, explode or catch fire. Hard disk
... use only specified chargers.
To prevent damage and prolong service life Do not use the unit where it is subject to
... do not subject to unnecessary shock. vibrations or loud sounds.
... charge within the temperature range of 10C to If you move the unit suddenly, the drop detection
35C (50F to 95F). This is a chemical reaction function may operate and the power may be
type battery cooler temperatures impede turned off.
chemical reaction, while warmer temperatures
can prevent complete charging. LCD Monitor
... store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure
to high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
To prevent damage to the LCD monitor, DO
NOT
... fully charge and then fully discharge the battery ... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
every 6 months when storing the battery pack ... place the camera with LCD monitor on the
over a long period of time. bottom.
... remove from charger or powered unit when not
in use, as some machines use current even
To prolong service life
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
when switched off.

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Main Unit To prevent the unit from dropping,
Attach the shoulder strap securely and fasten the
grip belt securely.
For safety, DO NOT When using the camera with a tripod, attach the
... open the cameras chassis. camera to the tripod securely.
... disassemble or modify the unit. If the camera drops, you may be injured and
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects to the camera may be damaged.
enter the unit. When a child uses the unit, there must be
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the parental guidance.
power supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
Declaration of Conformity
camera is not in use.
... place naked flame sources, such as lighted Model Number : GZ-HD40U/GZ-HD30U
candles, on the apparatus. Trade Name : JVC
... expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing. Responsible party : JVC AMERICAS CORP.
... leave dust or metal objects adhered to the Address : 1700 Valley Road Wayne, N. J. 07470
power plug or an AC wall outlet. Telephone Number : 973-3175000
... insert any objects in the camera. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Avoid using the unit Rules. Operation is subject to the following
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near
a cooking stove. harmful interference, and (2) this device must
... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration. accept any interference received, including
... near a television set. interference that may cause undesired
... near appliances generating strong magnetic operation.
or electric fields (speakers, broadcasting
antennas, etc.). Changes or modifications not approved
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40C by JVC could void the users authority to
or 104F) or extremely low (under 0C or 32F) operate the equipment. This equipment has
temperatures. been tested and found to comply with the
... in places where air pressure is low (more than limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
3000 m (9870 ft) above the sea level).
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
DO NOT leave the unit designed to provide reasonable protection
... in places of over 50C (122F).
... in places where humidity is extremely low against harmful interference in a residential
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%). installation. This equipment generates, uses,
... in direct sunlight. and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
... in a closed car in summer. not installed and used in accordance with the
... near a heater. instructions, may cause harmful interference
... in high places such as on a TV. Leaving the unit to radio communications. However, there is
in high places while a cable is connected may no guarantee that interference will not occur
result in a malfunction if the cable is caught and in a particular installation. If this equipment
the unit falls onto the floor. does cause harmful interference to radio or
To protect the unit, DO NOT television reception, which can be determined
... allow it to become wet. by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects. encouraged to try to correct the interference by
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration during one or more of the following measures: Reorient
transportation. or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright separation between the equipment and receiver.
objects for long periods.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
... expose the lens to direct sunlight.
... swing it excessively when using the hand strap. circuit different from that to which the receiver is
... swing the soft camera case excessively when connected.
the camera is inside it. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
... place the camera in dusty or sandy areas, such TV technician for help.
as on a beach.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numrique de la classe B est
conforme la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

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MEMO

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EN 71
Terms
A AC Adapter . .................................................18, 68 L Language Setting .........................................19, 54
Adjust Brightness ...............................................28 LCD Monitor .................................................16, 68
Aperture Priority .................................................29 LED Light ...........................................................24
Auto Finalize ......................................................55 Lens Cover .........................................................20
AV Connection .......................................36, 50, 55 M Manual Recording ..............................................26
B Backlight Compensation ....................................27 Menu Settings ....................................................51
Battery Pack ...........................................18, 24, 68 Microphone ..................................................15, 52
Brightness Control (LCD Monitor) ......................54 microSD Card . ...................................................21
C Clean-up HDD . ..................................................56 Monitor Backlight . ..............................................54
Clock Adjust .................................................19, 54 Monitor Off .........................................................52
Component Connection ...............................35, 55 O On-Screen Display .............................................52
Copying (Moving) Files . .....................................44 Operation Sound ................................................56
D Date Display Style ..............................................54 P Picture Quality . ............................................51, 53
Deleting Files ...............................................37, 56 Playlist ................................................................42
Demonstration Mode ..........................................54 Preset . ...............................................................57
Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) .............................51 Program AE . ......................................................26
Display on TV .....................................................55 Protecting Files ..................................................37
Dividing Files . ....................................................40 Q Quick Restart .....................................................57
DPOF .................................................................41
Drop Detection ...................................................54 R Recordable Time/Number of Images .................67
DVD Backup .......................................................44 Recording Medium .................................25, 57, 68
Remote Control ......................................13, 15, 56
E Effect ............................................................29, 32 Resetting the File Number .................................56
Event Registration ........................................25, 39
Everio Dock ........................................................12 S Self-Timer . .........................................................53
Sharpness ..........................................................29
F File Information ..................................................39 Shutter Mode . ....................................................53
File Search .........................................................33 Shutter Speed ....................................................28
Focus .................................................................26 Speaker Volume .................................................30
Focus Assist ...........................................27, 52, 53 Spot Exposure Control .......................................27
Formatting a Recording Medium ........................56 Stream Format ...................................................54
G Gain . ..................................................................53 T Tele Macro . ........................................................29
Gain Up ..............................................................52 TV . ...............................................................35, 36
H Hard Disk ...........................................................68 W White Balance ....................................................29
HDMI Connection . .......................................35, 55 Wind Cut ............................................................52
Headphone Volume ......................................30, 52 Wipe or Fader Effects . .......................................32
Histogram ...........................................................39
X x.v.Color .............................................................52
I Image Rotation . .................................................31
Image Size .........................................................53 Z Zebra ..................................................................29
Zooming .......................................................24, 51

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