JVC Everio GZ-E300 manual

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  • Brand: JVC
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: Everio GZ-E300
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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Basic User Guide
GZ-E300 A
Basic User Guide(this manual)
Verifying the Accessories
AC Adapter
Battery Pack
USB Cable
(Type A - Mini Type B)
Basic User Guide
(this manual)
AV Cable
Please consult your JVC dealer or the nearest JVC service center when
purchasing a new AV cable.
BC mark means complies with Energy Efficiency Law.
Detailed User Guide
For more details on operating this
product, please refer to the “Detailed
User Guide” at the following website.
o http://manual3.jvckenwood.com/
Mobile User Guide
When you are outside, refer to the
“Mobile User Guide”. Mobile User Guide
can be viewed with standard browser for
Android tablet and iPhone.
o http://manual3.jvckenwood.com/
Dear Customers
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product.
Before use, please read the Safety Precautions
and Cautions on p. 2 and p. 18 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.
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Safety Precautions
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
•The rating plate and safety caution are on the
bottom and/or the back of the main unit.
•The serial number plate is on the battery pack
•The rating information and safety caution of the
AC adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C
(212°F) or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony or
Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
•Dispose of used battery promptly.
•Keep away from children.
•Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
For USA-California Only
This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium
Battery which contains Perchlorate Material
– special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
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 (3-15/16") 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 apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules or
laws governing the disposal of these batteries must
be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places
with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water
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
equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens directly into the sun. This
can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the
malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a
risk of fire or electric shock.
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to this unit and to the user.
Carrying or holding this unit by the LCD monitor
can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces.
It could tip over, causing serious damage to the unit.
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, etc.) to this unit
and leaving it on top of the TV is not recommended,
as tripping on the cables will cause this unit to fall,
resulting in damage.
The mains plug shall remain readily operable.
•Remove the mains plug immediately if the
camcorder functions abnormally.
The battery pack, the camcorder with battery
installed, and the remote control with battery
installed should not be exposed to excessive heat
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure
guidelines, use only the supplied antenna.
Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may Cause
undesired operation.
Make a backup of important recorded data
JVC will not be responsible for any lost data.
It is recommended to copy your important recorded
data to a disc or other recording media for storage
once every 3 months.
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1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
10.Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
11.Use only with the cart,
stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by
the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used,
use caution when
moving the cart/
apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
12.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
13.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.
Remember that this unit is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission
is prohibited. (Even if you record an event such
as a show, performance or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand.)
When using the AC adapter in areas other
than the USA
The provided AC adapter features automatic
voltage selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to
an AC wall outlet other than American National
Standard C73 series type use an AC plug
adapter, called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest
JVC dealer.
Plug Adapter
Remove the AC adapter from the AC wall outlet
when not in use.
Do not leave dust or metal objects adhered to
the AC wall outlet or AC adapter (power/DC plug).
Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter.
Do not use the supplied AC adapter with other
This product is licensed under the AVC Patent
Portfolio License for the personal use of a
consumer or other uses in which it does not receive
remuneration to
(i) encode video in compliance with the AVC
standard (“AVC Video”) and/or
(ii) decode AVC Video that was encoded by a
consumer engaged in a personal activity and/or
was obtained from a video provider licensed to
provide AVC Video. No license is granted or shall
be implied for any other use. Additional information
may be obtained from MPEG LA, L.L.C.
See http://www.mpegla.com
• AVCHD and AVCHD logo are trademarks
of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and
HDMI logo are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the
United States and/or other
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
• Windows®
is either registered trademark or
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
• iMovie and iPhoto are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• YouTube™ and the YouTube logo are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
Google Inc.
• Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
• Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Other product and company names included in
this instruction manual are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
• Marks such as ™ and ® have been omitted in this
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Safety Precautions ................................. 2
Available Accessories For the Camera .. 4
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack ..................... 5
Inserting an SD Card .............................. 6
Using the Icon Buttons/Thumbnails ........ 6
Changing Menu Settings ........................ 7
Clock Setting .......................................... 7
Video Recording .................................... 8
Still Image Recording ............................. 9
Playing Back/Deleting Files on this Unit .... 9
Playing Back on TV .............................. 10
Keep It High Definition (Windows) ....... 11
Install Everio MediaBrowser (Windows) ..... 12
USB Menu Operations ......................... 13
File Backup (Windows) ........................ 14
View Your Video (Windows) ................. 14
AVCHD Disc Creation (Windows) ........ 15
How to Upload a File (Video Clip) to
YouTube (Windows) ............................ 15
Record to a DVD or VHS Recorder ...... 16
Working with iMovie and iPhoto ........... 17
Simple File Backup with a Mac ............ 17
Further Information
Troubleshooting/Cautions .................... 18
Recordable Time/Specifications .......... 20
Available Accessories For the Camera
Product Name* Description
Battery Pack
0 BN-VG114U
0 BN-VG121U
0 Provides a longer recording time than the battery pack that
comes with this unit or it can also be used as a spare battery
Battery Charger
0 Enables the battery pack to be charged without using this unit.
* To order any of these accessories please visit www.store.jvc.com or call 1-800-252-5722
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Charging the Battery Pack
To detach the battery pack
Charging finished:
Goes out
Charging in progress:
Charging Lamp
Plug in the power.
(110 V to 240 V)
AC Adapter
To AC Outlet
Connect the DC
Align the top of the battery
with the mark on this unit,
and slide in until the battery
clicks into place.
The battery pack is not
charged at the time of
Attach the battery pack.
Be sure to use JVC battery packs.
0 If you use any other battery packs besides JVC battery packs, safety and
performance cannot be guaranteed.
0 If malfunctions (overcurrent, overvoltage, transmission error, etc) occur, or if any
battery manufactured other than JVC is attempted for battery charge, charging
stops. In these cases, the CHARGE lamp blinks quickly for notification.
0 You can record or play back videos while the AC adapter is connected. (Battery
charging cannot be performed during recording or playback.)
Remove the battery when the unit is to be used for a long time. Performance
of the battery may drop if it is left attached to the unit.
0 Charging time: Approx. 1 h 50 m (using supplied battery pack)
0 The charging time is when the unit is used at 25°C (77°F). If the battery pack is
charged outside the room temperature range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F),
charging may take a longer time or it may not start. CHARGE lamp blinks 2 times
in a slow cycle for notification if the battery charge does not start. Also, please
note that the recordable and playable time may be shortened under some usage
conditions, such as at low temperature.
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Inserting an SD Card
Insert a commercially available SD card before recording.
Turn off the power of this unit before
inserting or removing an SD card.
Insert an SD card.
Open the cover.
Close the LCD monitor.
o To remove the SD card
Push the SD card inward once, then pull it out straight.
Operations are confirmed on the following SD cards.
Manufacturer Panasonic, TOSHIBA, SanDisk
Video A Class 4 or higher compatible SD card (2 GB)/
Class 4 or higher compatible SDHC card (4 GB to 32 GB)/
Class 4 or higher compatible SDXC card (48 GB to 128 GB)
0 When recording with video quality [UXP], Class 6 or higher is
Still Image B SD card (256 MB to 2 GB) / SDHC card (4 GB to 32 GB) /
SDXC card (48 GB to 128 GB)
0 Using SD cards (including SDHC/SDXC cards) other than those specified
above may result in recording failure or data loss.
0 This unit is not guaranteed to operate with all SD cards, even when using the ones
specified above. Some SD cards may not work due to specification changes, etc.
0 To protect the data, do not touch the terminals of the SD card.
0 When using an SDXC card, check its compatibility with the OS of your computer
by referring to the Detailed User Guide.
Using the Icon Buttons/Thumbnails
A Tap the displayed button (icon) or thumbnail (file) on the touch screen to make selection.
B Drag the thumbnails on the touch screen to search for the desired file.
0:01:23 0:12:34
Index Screen
Playback Screen
Recording Screen
0:01:23 0:12:34
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Changing Menu Settings
To change camera settings, tap [MENU] and
select the item which you want to change.
1 Tap [MENU].
2 Tap the desired item in the menu.
0 Tap F to display “shortcut menu”.
3 Tap the desired item to change the
(Icon type screen)
0 Tap 0 or 1 to scroll the screen.
(List type screen)
0 Tap 3 or 2 to scroll the screen.
o To exit the screen
Tap L (quit).
o To return to the previous screen
Tap J (return).
Clock Setting
1 Open the LCD monitor.
0 The unit turns on. When the LCD
monitor is closed, the unit turns off.
2 Tap [YES] when [SET DATE/TIME!]
is displayed.
3 Set the date and time.
24 10 00
0 When the year, month, day, hour, or minute
item is tapped, 3 and 2 will be displayed.
Tap 3 or 2 to adjust the value.
0 Repeat this step to input the year, month, day,
hour, and minute.
4 After setting the date and time, tap [SET].
5 Select the region where you live and
tap [SAVE].
0 Time difference between the selected
city and the GMT (Greenwich Mean
Time) is displayed.
0 Tap 0 or 1 to select the city name.
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Video Recording
such as exposure and focus will be adjusted automatically to suit the shooting conditions.
0 In case of specific shooting scenes such as person etc., its icon is displayed on the screen.
Before recording an important scene, it is recommended to conduct a trial recording.
(Wide angle)
Open the
lens cover.
Check if the recording
mode is C Intelligent Auto.
Start recording.
Press again to stop.
If the mode is H Manual, tap
H on the touch screen, then
tap P to switch.
If the mode is B still image,
tap B on the touch screen,
then tap A to switch.
Check if the recording
mode is A video.
0 The mode can also be switched between video and still image by pressing the A/B
button on this unit.
0 You can also tap 6 on the touch screen to record. To stop recording, tap 7.
In addition, you can also tap D to zoom.
0 You can tap D to tag important scenes while recording so that those scenes can be
found easily and watched instantly.
o Indications during video recording
0:00:00 [0:54]
Recording in Progress
Battery Indicator
Recording Media
Image Stabilizer
Video Quality
Remaining Recording Time
Scene Counter
0 The estimated recording time of the supplied battery pack is approximately 40 minutes.
0 Do not remove the battery pack, AC adapter, or SD card when the access lamp
is lighted. The recorded data may become unreadable.
0 This unit turns itself off automatically to conserve power when it is not operated
for 5 minutes. (only when using the battery pack)
0 The angle of view may change when the image stabilizer is turned on or off.
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Still Image Recording
Press halfway
If the mode is A
video, tap A on the
touch screen, then
tap B to switch.
Check if the
recording mode
is B still image.
Set the focus on the subject.
Press fully
Lights up in green when
Lights up during still
image recording
Take a still image.
0 You can also tap Q on the touch screen to record. However, focus cannot be set by pressing halfway.
Playing Back/Deleting Files on this Unit
Select and play back the recorded videos or still images from an index screen (thumbnail display).
A delete mark appears on
the selected file.To remove
the delete mark, tap again.
Tap F on the touch screen to select
the playback mode.
Tap E to return to the recording mode.
Tap on the file to play back.
Tap e to pause playback.
Tap u to return to the index screen.
Volume adjustment during playback
Turn down the
Turn up the volume
To delete unwanted files
Tap A.
Tap on the files to delete.
Tap [EXECUTE] when the confirmation
message appears.
Tap [OK].
Tap A or B to select the video or still
image mode.
Tap [SET].
o To capture a still image during playback
Pause the playback and press the SNAPSHOT button.
0 While this unit may be used with the LCD monitor reversed and closed, the
temperature rises more easily. Leave the LCD monitor open when using this unit.
0 The power may turn off to protect the circuit if the temperature of this unit rises too much.
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Playing Back on TV
0 Turn off both camera and TV.
To connect using the HDMI mini connector
When connecting to a 1080p compatible TV, set [HDMI OUTPUT] in [CONNECTION
HDMI Connector
HDMI Cable
To HDMI Mini
0 Use a High Speed HDMI mini cable.
To connect using the AV connector
Change the settings of [VIDEO OUTPUT] in [CONNECTION SETTINGS] according to
the connection.
Audio Input (R)
Audio Input (L)
Video Input
Video Input
AV Cable (Provided)
To AV Connector
Playback Operation
After the connection with TV is completed
A Turn on the camera and the TV.
0 This unit powers on automatically when the AC adapter is connected.
B Select the TV input switch.
C Start playback on the camera.
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Keep It High Definition (Windows)
o Back up to a computer:
The provided JVC software also makes it easy to copy your videos to a computer.
o For customers with a Blu-ray Player:
The provided JVC software lets you create high definition AVCHD discs using standard blank
DVD-R media, and your Windows computer with DVD Burner.
An AVCHD disc is a great choice because it contains the original HD video, which can be
stored on inexpensive blank DVD-R media.
These discs can be played back in virtually any recent Blu-ray player that has the AVCHD logo.
Upload to YouTube
YouTube is a great way to share your videos, in either HD or SD quality. JVC makes it easy.
Copying Files
You can create discs or copy the files on this unit by connecting it to various devices.
I : Recordable and playable
F : Playable only
— : Not applicable
Media Selection
HD Quality
Blu-ray Recorder
— I F *1 I *1 I
See Detailed User
Guide and manual
of recorder.
DVD Recorder
— I F *1 — I
See Detailed User
Guide and manual
of recorder.
I — — — —
See Detailed User
Guide and manual
of recorder.
— I *2 I *3 I *4 I p. 14
*1 Only on AVCHD compatible devices.
*2 To create DVD-Video discs, it is necessary to install the additional software. For
details, refer to the Pixela homepage.
*3 For details on how to create a disc using a computer, refer to the Detailed User Guide.
*4 Blu-ray discs cannot be created using the provided software. To create Blu-ray discs,
use a commercially available software.
Each of these solutions is explained in detail in the following sections.
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Install Everio MediaBrowser (Windows)
Everio MediaBrowser is included with your
camera. It lets you archive and organize
your videos. It also lets you create discs and
upload video to YouTube, and other
popular web sites.
0 Close the LCD monitor to turn off the
camera. Disconnect the power supply.
Open the LCD monitor to connect
to the computer with the USB
To USB Connector
To AC Outlet
(110 V to 240 V)
AC Adapter
USB Cable
0 Reconnect the power supply to turn on
the camera.
o On the camera:
2 Tap [CONNECT TO PC] on the
camera’s touch screen.
3 Tap [PLAYBACK ON PC] on the
camera’s touch screen.
o On the computer:
4 Perform the following steps on the
A Click “Run INSTALL.EXE” in the
auto play dialog box.
B Click “Continue” on the user
account control screen.
0 “SoftwareSetup”appearsaftera
0 If it doesn’t appear, double-click
Computer” (or “Computer”),
then double-click the
5 Click “Everio MediaBrowser 4”.
0 Follow the on-screen instructions.
6 Click “Finish”.
7 Click “Quit”.
0 Installation ends and icons are created
on the desktop.
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0 Everio MediaBrowser uses a calendar
based interface that makes it easy to find
anyvideoyouhaverecordedby selecting
the appropriate date.
USB Menu Operations
By connecting a USB cable between this
unit and your computer, you can perform
operations such as file backups to
computer/disc or file uploads to file-sharing
site using your computer.
0 Install the Everio MediaBrowser software
onto the computer.
0 Disconnect the power supply to turn off
the camera.
0 Connect the camera to the computer with
the USB cable. Refer to the connection
diagram in the “File Backup (Windows)”
section. (p. 14)
0 Reconnect the power supply to turn on
the camera.
The [SELECT DEVICE] menu appears.
Tap [CONNECT TO PC] on the camera’s
touch screen.
0 Tap [CONNECT TO OTHER] if the camera
is connected to a device other than a
2 The [CONNECT TO PC] menu appears.
Tap an option that best suits your needs.
Option Usage
0 To play back your
recordings on the
0 To back up your
recordings on the
computer without using
the provided software.
0 To save your recordings
on a disc.
0 To save all unsaved
recordings on a disc.
UPLOAD 0 To upload videos to file-
sharing sites.
BACK UP 0 To back up recordings on
the computer.
For detailed operations on the above options,
refer to the other sections in this guide or the
“Detailed User Guide”.
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File Backup (Windows)
0 Install the Everio MediaBrowser software
onto the computer.
0 Make sure that enough space is left in the
HDD of computer.
0 Close the LCD monitor to turn off the
camera. Disconnect the power supply.
1 Open the LCD monitor to connect to
the computer with the USB cable.
To AC Outlet
(110 V to 240 V)
AC Adapter
To USB Connector
USB Cable
To DC Connector
0 Reconnect the power supply to turn on
the camera.
o On the camera:
2 Tap [CONNECT TO PC] on the
camera’s touch screen.
3 Tap [BACK UP] on the camera’s
touch screen.
0 Everio MediaBrowser starts on the
o On the computer:
4 Select files to backup.
5 Start backup.
Saving destination (PC)
0 File backup is only supported by
the provided software.
View Your Video (Windows)
0 To view video that is still on your camera, click on Device>Camcorder
in the left side panel of Everio MediaBrowser.
0 To view video that has already been archived to the computer, click
on Library>Calendar and then choose the date the video was
0 Choose Settings/Preferences to see the folder where
MediaBrowser stores your videos. You can also play back
your videos from this folder in most popular media players.
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AVCHD Disc Creation (Windows)
0 Everio MediaBrowser makes it possible
to create AVCHD discs to archive your
recordings in their original high definition
0 You can use any standard DVD-R, DVD-
RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW disc.
0 Recordings made in the XP, SP, or EP
mode are recorded with no loss in quality.
Recordings made in the UXP mode are
first converted to the XP mode, and then
0 A standard 4.7 GB disc will hold
approximately 35 minutes of video in the
highest quality setting.
0 AVCHD discs can be played back in any
Blu-ray player that is AVCHD compatible.
Just look for the AVCHD logo.
0 Install the software on your computer.
1 Click on the “Create Disc” button.
2 Select the video clips you wish to
3 Choose a menu background and
enter a menu title.
4 Create the AVCHD disc.
0 In order to include UXP recordings on your AVCHD discs, be sure to go to
Settings>Disc Creation Settings, and under “AVC Disc Creation in UXP mode”,
choose “Re-encode to XP mode quality level”.
How to Upload a File (Video Clip) to
YouTube (Windows)
Uploading Videos
You can upload your videos to YouTube
using the provided software “Everio
0 Install the software on your computer.
1 Click on the “YouTube” button.
2 Select the video clips you wish to
3 Enter account and upload
4 Start upload to YouTube.
to “MediaBrowser Help”.
o Trouble with Uploading Videos
0 Check if you have created an account
with YouTube.
o Trouble with Using the Provided
Software “Everio MediaBrowser”
0 Consult the customer service center
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Customer Support Information
Use of this software is authorized according to the terms of the software license.
Pixela (for inquires regarding the provided software)
Region Language Phone #
USA and Canada English +1-800-458-4029 (toll-free)
Europe (UK, Germany, France,
and Spain)
English/German/French/Spanish +800-1532-4865 (toll-free)
Other Countries in Europe English/German/French/Spanish +44-1489-564-764
Asia (Philippines) English +63-2-438-0090
C ese 10800-163-0014 (toll-free)
Homepage: http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/jvc/mediabrowser/e/
Please check our website for latest information and downloading.
Record to a DVD or VHS Recorder
It is also possible to record to a DVD or VHS recorder. Please note that this will create a
standard definition recording with standard definition picture quality.
Audio Input (R)
Audio Input (L)
Video Input
Video Input
To DC Connector
To AC Outlet
(110 V to 240 V)
AC Adapter
AV Cable (Provided)
To AV Connector
DVD/VHS Recorder
0 Use the supplied AV cable. The yellow connection is video. The white connection is left
channel audio. The red connection is right channel audio. Connect this cable to the AV
input on your DVD or VHS recorder.
0 Follow your DVD/VHS recorder instructions to copy (dub) the video.
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Working with iMovie and iPhoto
0 You may use the software supplied with
the Mac Computer to view and edit files
from the Camera.
0 Connect the Camera to the Mac
Computer using a USB Cable.
USB cable
0 Files must be transferred to the
Mac Computer for editing.
o iMovie and iPhoto
You can import files from this unit to a
computer using Apple’s iMovie ’08, ’09
or ’11 (video) or iPhoto (still image).
To verify the system requirements, select
“About This Mac” from the Apple menu. You
can determine the operating system
version, processor and amount of memory.
0 For the latest information on iMovie
or iPhoto, refer to the Apple website.
0 For details on how to use iMovie or
iPhoto, refer to the help file of the
0 There is no guarantee that the
operations will work with all
computer environments.
Simple File Backup with a Mac
0 Make sure that enough space is left in the
Mac’s HDD.
0 Close the LCD monitor to turn off the
camera. Disconnect the power supply.
Open the LCD monitor to connect
to the computer with the USB
USB cable
0 Reconnect the power supply to turn on
the camera.
2 Tap [CONNECT TO PC] on the
camera’s touch screen.
3 Tap [PLAYBACK ON PC] on the
camera’s touch screen.
4 Copy and paste the files to the Mac
Computer for backup.
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Battery Pack
The supplied battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery. Before using
the supplied battery pack or an
optional battery pack, be sure
to read the following cautions:
• To avoid hazards
... do not burn.
do not short-circuit the terminals. Keep it away
from metallic objects when not in use. When
transporting, carry the battery in a plastic bag.
do not modify or disassemble.
do not expose the battery to temperatures
exceeding 60°C (140°F), as this may cause the
battery to overheat, explode or catch fire.
use only specified chargers.
• To prevent damage and prolong service life
do not subject to unnecessary shock.
charge within the temperature range of 10°C
to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Cooler temperatures
require longer charging time, or in some cases
stop charging at all.
Warmer temperatures prevent complete
charging, or in some cases stop charging at all.
store in a cool, dry place. Extended exposure
to high temperatures will increase natural
discharge and shorten service life.
keep a 30% battery level (X) if the battery pack
is not to be used for a long period of time.
In addition, fully charge and then fully discharge
the battery pack every 6 months, then continue
to store it at a 30% battery level (X).
remove from charger or powered unit when not
in use, as some machines use current even
when switched off.
do not drop or subject to strong impact.
While the LCD monitor screen has more than
99.99% effective pixels, 0.01% of the pixels
may be bright spots (red, blue, green) or dark
spots. This is not a malfunction. The spots will
not be recorded.
The product you have purchased
is powered by a rechargeable
battery that is recyclable.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle this
(USA and Canada only)
Recording Medium
• Be sure to follow the guidelines below
to prevent corruption or damage to your
recorded data.
•Do not bend or drop the recording medium,
or subject it to strong pressure, jolts or
•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.
•Do not turn off the camcorder power or
remove the battery or AC adapter during
shooting, playback, or when otherwise
accessing the recording medium.
•Do not bring the recording medium near
objects that have a strong magnetic field or
that emit strong electromagnetic waves.
•Do not store the recording medium in locations
with high temperature or high humidity.
•Do not touch the metal parts.
• When formatting or erasing data using
the camcorder, only the file administration
information is changed. The data is not
completely erased from the recording medium.
If you want to completely erase all of the data,
we recommend either using commercially
available software that is specially designed
for that purpose, or by physically destroying
the camcorder with a hammer etc.
LCD Monitor
• To prevent damage to the LCD monitor,
... push it strongly or apply any shocks.
... place the camcorder with LCD monitor on the
• To prolong service life
... avoid rubbing it with coarse cloth.
If the above do not solve the problem, consult
your nearest JVC dealer or JVC service center.
Remove the AC adapter and battery pack from
this unit, reattach them, open the LCD monitor
and this unit powers on automatically.
Turn off the power. (Close the LCD monitor.)
In such a case, reset the unit.
This unit is a microcomputer-controlled device.
Electrostatic discharge, external noise and
interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might
prevent it from functioning properly.
If you have difficulties operating the unit, refer
to the detailed descriptions in the “Detailed
User Guide”.
Refer to the “Troubleshooting” section in the
“Detailed User Guide”.
If you encounter problems with this unit, check the
following before requesting service.
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• To prevent the unit from dropping,
•Fasten the grip belt securely.
•When using the camcorder with a tripod,
attach the camcorder to the tripod securely.
If the camcorder drops, you may be injured
and the camcorder may be damaged.
When a child uses the unit, there must be
parental guidance.
Declaration of Conformity
Changes or modifications not approved by
JVC could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures: Reorient or relocate
the receiving antenna. Increase the separation
between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Main Unit
• For safety, DO NOT
... open the camcorder’s chassis.
... disassemble or modify the unit.
... allow inflammables, water or metallic objects
to enter the unit.
... remove the battery pack or disconnect the
power supply while the power is on.
... leave the battery pack attached when the
camcorder is not in use.
... place naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, on the apparatus.
... expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing.
... leave dust or metal objects adhered to the
power plug or an AC wall outlet.
... insert any objects in the camcorder.
• Avoid using the unit
... in places subject to excessive humidity or dust.
... in places subject to soot or steam such as near
a cooking stove.
... near appliances generating strong magnetic
or electric fields (speakers, broadcasting
antennas, etc.).
... in places subject to extremely high (over 40°C
or 104°F) or extremely low (under 0°C or 32°F)
• DO NOT leave the unit
... in places of over 50°C (122°F).
... in places where humidity is extremely low
(below 35%) or extremely high (above 80%).
... in direct sunlight.
... in a closed car in summer.
... near a heater.
... in high places such as on a TV. Leaving the
unit in high places while a cable is connected
may result in a malfunction if the cable is
caught and the unit falls onto the floor.
• To protect the unit, DO NOT
... allow it to become wet.
... drop the unit or strike it against hard objects.
... subject it to shock or excessive vibration
during transportation.
... keep the lens directed at extremely bright
objects for long periods.
... expose the lens to direct sunlight.
... swing it excessively when using the hand strap.
... swing the soft camcorder case excessively
when the camcorder is inside it.
... store the camcorder in a dusty or sandy area.
Model Number : GZ-E300U
Trade Name : JVC
Responsible party : JVC AMERICAS CORP.
Address : 1700 Valley Road Wayne, N. J. 07470
Telephone Number : 973-317-5000
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
... cover camcorder with a towel, cloth and so on.
... in places subject to excessive shock or vibration.
... near a television set.
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Recordable Time/Specifications
Approximate Video Recording Time
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 48 GB 64 GB 128 GB
UXP 20 m 40 m 1 h 20 m 2 h 50 m 4 h 10 m 5 h 40 m 11 h 30 m
XP 30 m 1 h 2 h 4 h 6 h 8 h 10 m 16 h 20 m
SP 40 m 1 h 20 m 2 h 50 m 5 h 50 m 8 h 30 m 11 h 30 m 23 h 10 m
EP 1 h 40 m 3 h 30 m 7 h 10 m 14 h 40 m 21 h 30 m 28 h 50 m 57 h 50 m
SSW 1 h 20 m 2 h 40 m 5 h 30 m 11 h 20 m 16 h 40 m 22 h 20 m 44 h 50 m
SEW 2 h 50 m 5 h 40 m 11 h 30 m 23 h 30 m 34 h 30 m 46 h 10 m 92 h 40 m
0 The approximate recording time is only a guide. The actual recording time may shorten
depending on the shooting environment.
Power supply Using AC adapter: DC 5.2 V, Using battery pack: DC 3.5 V - 3.6 V
Power consumption 2.2 W (when [MONITOR BRIGHTNESS] is set to [3] (standard))
Rated Current Consumption: 1A
Dimensions 50 mm x 57 mm x 116 mm (2" x 2-1/4" x 4-5/8")
(W x H x D: excluding grip belt)
Weight Approx. 195 g (0.43 lbs) (camera only),
Approx. 225 g (0.5 lbs) (including supplied battery pack)
0 The specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes for further
improvement without prior notice.
0 For more information, please refer to the Detailed User Guide.
©2012 JVC KENWOOD Corporation US 1112TFR-SW-VM

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