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GR-D280PAL.book Page 1 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM
Thank you for purchasing this digital
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read the safety information and
precautions contained in the pages
3 – 4 and 10 to ensure safe use of
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MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 2 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM 2 EN Major Features of this Camcorder Wipe/Fader Effects Backlight Compensation You can use the Wipe/Fader Effects to make Simply pressing the BACK LIGHT button pro-style scene transitions. ( pg. 41) brightens the image darkened by backlight. ( pg. 40) Fade in ● You can also select a spot metering area so that more precise exposure compensation is available. ( pg. 40, Spot Exposure Control) Fade out Program AE
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 3 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM EN 3 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CAUTIONS: ● This camcorder is designed to be used with WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK PAL-type colour television signals. It cannot be HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO used for playback with a television of a different RAIN OR MOISTURE. standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor/viewfinder playback are possible CAUTIONS: anywhere. ● To prevent shock, do not open the cab
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 4 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM 4 EN When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear). Do not block the ventilation holes. (If the ventilation holes are blocked by a newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able to get out.) No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the appa
MasterPage: TOC_Heading0_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 5 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM CONTENTS EN 5 GETTING STARTED 6 ADVANCED FEATURES 31 Index................................................................. 6 MENUS FOR DETAILED ADJUSTMENT.................. 31 Provided Accessories ..................................... 11 Changing The Menu Settings ......................... 31 Power.............................................................. 13 Recording Menus...........................
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 6 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED 6 EN Index 1 BCDE X V W F GY 8P R Q S 9J d e fg h T Zb ac KM L U N ij O k
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 7 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED EN 7 Controls Other Parts A Stop Button  ( pg. 20) V Monitor Latch ( pg. 18) Index Button [INDEX] ( pg. 27) W LCD Monitor ( pg. 18, 19) Backlight Compensation Button [BACK X Viewfinder ( pg. 16) LIGHT] ( pg. 40) Y Card Cover [MEMORY CARD] ( pg. 17) B Play/Pause Button [4/9] ( pg. 20) Z Battery Pack Mount ( pg. 13) Manual Focus Button [FOCUS] ( pg. 38) a Shoulder Strap Eyelet ( pg. 1
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 8 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED 8 EN During D.S.C. Recording Only LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Indications 34 5 6 During Video Recording Only 1235 4 6 1024 INTERVAL 15 1h40m 7 REC 7 8 a Image Size: 1024 (1024 x 768) or 640 9 (640x480) ( pg. 34) B Interval Shooting Icon ( pg. 25) C Shooting Icon ( pg. 25) 0 (Appears and blinks during shooting.) e SOUND 12BIT D Card Icon ( pg. 25) 15:55 : Appears during shooting.
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 9 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED EN 9 H Approximate Zoom Ratio ( pg. 19) I VOLUME: Volume Level Indicator ( pg. 20) I Zoom Indicator ( pg. 19) BRIGHT: Brightness Control Indicator (LCD JO: (Appears when taking Snapshot.) monitor/Viewfinder) ( pg. 16) ( pg. 25, 38) J Time Code ( pg. 34, 36) SLOW: (Appears when using Live Slow.) K : Auxiliary Microphone Level L R ( pg. 37) Indicator K Brightness Control Indicator (LCD mon
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 10 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED 10 EN ® ® Before Using This Camcorder ● Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. DV mark . ● Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Make sure you only use memory cards with the Computer, Inc. mark or . ● QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 11 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED EN 11 NOTES: Provided Accessories ● In order to maintain optimum performance of the camcorder, provided cables may be equipped with one or more core filter. If a cable has only one core filter, the end that is closest to the filter should be connected to the camcorder. ● Make sure to use the provided cables for connections. Do not use any other cables. How To Attach The Lens Cap To protect
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 12 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED 12 EN How To Attach The Core Filter Attach the core filters to the cables. The core filter reduces interference. 1 Release the stoppers on both ends of the core filter. Stopper 2 Run the cable through the core filter, leaving approx. 3 cm of cable between the cable plug and the core filter. Wind the cable once around the outside of the core filter as shown in the illustration. Core filter 3 cm Wi
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 13 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED EN 13 To detach the battery pack Power Slide the battery pack upward while pressing PUSH BATT. to detach it. This camcorder’s 2-way power supply system lets you choose the most appropriate source of Battery pack Charging time power. Do not use provided power supply units BN-VF707U* Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. with other equipment. BN-VF714U Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Charging The Battery Pack BN-VF733U
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL_04Start.fm Page 14 Wednesday, January 26, 2005 2:45 PM GETTING STARTED 14 EN To resume the original function of the NOTES: accurate battery power indication ● Recording time is reduced significantly under the If the battery power indication differs from the following conditions: actual operating time, fully charge the battery, and • Zoom or Record-Standby mode is engaged then run it down. However this function may not repeatedly. turn back if the battery was
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 15 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED EN 15 VIDEO/MEMORY Switch Position Date/Time Settings VIDEO: The date/time is recorded onto the tape at all Allows you to record on a tape or play back a times, but its display can be turned on or off tape. If “REC SELECT” is set to “ / ” during playback. ( pg. 31, 36) ( pg. 35), still images are recorded both on the tape and the memory card. 1 Perform steps 1 –4 in “Language Settings” o
MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 16 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED 16 EN 7 Press MENU to clear the brightness control Viewfinder Adjustment indicator from the display. 1 Set the Power Switch to “A” or “M” while Tripod Mounting pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. To attach the camcorder 2 Make sure the LCD monitor is closed and to a tripod, align the locked. Pull out the viewfinder fully and adjust it direction stud and screw manually for best
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 17 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM GETTING STARTED EN 17 ● When the battery pack’s charge is low, you may Loading/Unloading A Memory not be able to close the cassette holder cover. Do not apply force. Replace the battery pack with a Card fully charged one or use AC power before continuing. Card Cover (MEMORY CARD) 3 Close the cassette holder cover firmly until it Label locks into place. To protect valuable recordings Slide the erase prot
VIDEO RECORDING & PLAYBACK MasterPage: Left GR-D280PAL.book Page 18 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM VIDEO RECORDING 18 EN ● When a blank portion is left between recorded Basic Recording scenes on the tape, the time code is interrupted and errors may occur when editing the tape. To avoid this, refer to “Recording From The Middle Of NOTE: A Tape” ( pg. 20). Before continuing, perform the procedures listed ● To turn the beep sounds off, pg. 31, 33. below: ● Power ( pg. 13) Tape Remai
MasterPage: Start_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 19 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM VIDEO RECORDING EN 19 Zooming Journalistic Shooting Produces the zoom in/out effect, or an In some situations, instantaneous change in image magnification. different shooting angles may provide Zoom In more dramatic results. Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”. Hold the camcorder in Zoom Out the desired position Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”. and tilt the LCD monitor in the most The further
MasterPage: Advan_Heading0_Right GR-D280PAL.book Page 20 Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:09 PM VIDEO PLAYBACK 20 EN NOTES: Normal Playback ● The time code cannot be reset. ● During fast-forwarding and rewinding, the time VOL.+/– 5 code indication does not move smoothly. 3 Lock Button ● The time code is displayed only when “TIME 4/9 CODE” is set to “ON”. ( pg. 34) 8 Speaker M A Quick Review Enables to check the end of the last recording. Power 1) Press during the Recording-Standby Switch mod
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