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How can I locate a place to have my JVC product serviced?

Within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico,you may obtain the location of the nearest JVC Factory Service Facility or local independent JVC Authorized Service Center by calling 1(800)537-5722. After providing your Zip Code, you will be provided with your closest JVC Factory Service Facility then stay on the line for your local independent JVC Authorized Service Center.

Where can I obtain literature on JVC products?

Within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, you can obtain sales literature on JVC products by calling 1(800)252-5722 and then press or say one. You will then be prompted as to what kind of literature you want. Following this, you will leave your name and address. The sales literature on all products in that line will then be sent to you.

How can I obtain Accessories, Owners Manuals, Parts or Service Manuals for my JVC Product?

Within the contiguous 48 States you may purchase Accessories, Owner's Manuals, Parts or Service manuals directly through the JVC Parts Department at 1(800)882-2345. If you are calling from Alaska or Hawaii call 1(630)851-7855. In Puerto Rico call 1(201)808-2100. Also, you may order these items through one of the following JVC Authorized Parts Distributors: Panson Electronics, Pinebrook NJ, at 1(800)255-5229 or (973)244-2440, E & K Parts, Los Angeles CA, at1(800)331-8263 or (310)475-6848, Andrews electronics, Santa Clarita CA. At 1(800)274-4666.

There is a switch on my camcorder battery that switches from RED to BLACK. What is its purpose?

This switch does not operate any function on the battery. It is simply used as a self reference tool. For instance say you had several of the same battery. How would you tell yourself which ones were charged and which ones you've used? Simply switch it to one color RED to tell yourself it's charged and BLACK to tell yourself it's dead.

I am taking my camcorder overseas where the voltage and current is different than the U.S. Do I need a voltage adapter in order to charge my camcorder's batteries? 

The battery chargers which come with JVC camcorders sold in the U.S. are designed to operate on power from 110 to 240 Volts at 50 or 60 Cycles AC. All that is needed to use the battery charger overseas is a plug adapter to connect into a foreign electrical outlet. These are generally available through a store which carries electrical supplies.

How do I make a copy from a camcorder to a VCR or from one VCR to another VCR. 

Connect audio and video outputs of the playing camcorder or VCR to the audio and video input of the recording VCR. Set the recording VCR to AUX or Line Input setting. On most JVC VCR's we use channel 0 for AUX. For other manufacturers VCR's, please refer to their owners manual for the proper setting.

Does the GR-DV1U have a digital video output?

No . This unit has standard Audio/Video outputs and an S-Video output.  In order to send video information to a Computer it must have either a standard Video input or an S-Video input.

What is JLIP?

JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol) is designed for computer control of the camcorder for remote control or edit control of the camcorder. It Does Not Carry Any Video Information.

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Camcorder Technology

 
HIGH RESOLUTION COLOR VIEWFINDER
Our high resolution Color Viewfinder provides a large, high definition picture so you don't have to wait until after shooting to enjoy the view. Moreover, images are clearer and more natural thanks to the use of densely packed pixels.
 

MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE
Technology allowing for simple connection to your computer for intergrated control.
  HIGH-SENSITIVITY CCD
A newly developed image sensor absorbs light more efficiently, ensuring a clear, bright picture with natural colors and a high signal-to-noise ratio, especially when lighting is poor.
BUILT-IN AUTO LIGHT
No matter how bright or dim the surroundings are, you can focus on shooting, since the Auto Light instinctively turns on or off as required.

   
FULL-FUNCTION REMOTE CONTROL
Fingertip control of basic camcorder functions, as well as Animation*, Timelapse*, Insert Editing, Audio Dubbing, and much more - all in one small, convenient remote control. * SP mode only
PROGRAM AE WITH SPECIAL EFFECTS
By simply turning a dial, you can access any of these great built-in effects:

FG: Fog Filter Effect:
Adds misty white effect to picture, softening image giving it a "dream" look.

ND: ND Filter Effect:
Instant compensation when subject has bright "hot spots", such as when shooting a snow scene.

Sports:
Lets you get clear, non-blurred shots of athletes in action.

Hi-speed Shutter:
A shutter speed of 1/2000 sec. captures the quickest action.

Auto Mode Lock:
Enables complete automatic shooting for true point and shoot ease.

Twilight:
Makes evening scenes and city lights and fireworks look more natural.

Sepia:
Brings back the brown tint of older photos and vintage film.
SUPER LOLUX
At the touh of a button, Super LoLux boosts low light sensitivity to less than 1 lux for performance that counts in real-life shooting situations.
   
PROGRAM MANAGER II
JVC's easy function-access system evolves again, delivering even speedier access to a wide variety of features including Super LoLux, Program AE with Special Effects and Instant Titles.
   
EASY VHS PLAYBACK
Just pop the cassette into the provided VHS Playpak and play it on your VHS VCR.
22x OPTICAL HYPER ZOOM
In approximately 2 seconds, you can zoom all the way to 22x telephoto for magnificent optical closeups. Zoom speed is variable by finger pressure.
   
LEARNING PICTURE STABILIZER
It recognizes the user's unique camera-shake charaacteristics to eliminate shaky pictures more effectively. It's also smart enough to differentiate between camera-shake and intentional pans and tilts.
   
44x DIGITAL HYPER ZOOM
In addition to 22x Optical Hyper Zoom, you can use the extra power of 44x Digital Hyper Zoom whenever you need to get extra close. Zoom speed is variable by finger pressure.
   
JLIP (JOINT LEVEL INTERFACE PROTOCOL)
Through the J-Terminal you can easily intergrate your camcorder with PC and multimedia periphals to create a computer-controlled video playback and image capture system.
110,000-PIXEL 3" LCD COLOR MONITOR
The high-resolution viewscreen rotates 270 degrees for versatility in shooting.
   
DUAL CAM
The integrated digital still camera lets you shoot and store up to 44 (standard mode) or 22 (fine mode) shots in its internal memory. You can shoot stills only, or shoot stills while you record video.
RANDOM ASSEMBLE EDIT (R.A. EDIT)
Allows you to pick up to 8 scenes at a time and recompile them on another video tape without using a computer. You can even add special effects and scene transitions.
   
PCM DIGITAL STEREO
Digital Quality also extends to audio characteristics with PCM. Chose between 2-channel or 4-channel recording modes. And the triangle microphone ensures great sound reception.
100x DIGITAL ZOOM
Features spline interpolation to smooth contours when you want to pick out a face from a crowd.
   
2.5" COLOR LCD MONITOR
Offering 400-line resolution, the swivel-mounted 180,000-pixel polycrystalline TFT active matrix LCD monitor provides superb clarity at all times-for both shooting and playback.
   
MINI DV NTSC
The DV format is capable of providing more precise detail and accurate color than ever thought possible with an analog camcorder. This is due to highly advanced digital technology that delivers 500 lines of horizontal resolution.

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