JVC GR-DF470, GR-DF570 Instruction Manual

Manual Focus, Exposure Control

Manual Focus, Exposure Control

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The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers 
continuous shooting ability from close-up (as 
close as approx. 5 cm to the subject) to infinity.
However, correct focus may not be obtained 
depending on the shooting condition. In this 
case, use the manual focus mode.
1
Set the Power Switch to 
“M”. 
2
Press FOCUS. The 
manual focus indicator 
appears.
3
Press < or > to focus on 
a subject.
● When the focus level 
cannot be adjusted any 
further or closer, “
” or “
” will blink.
4
Press SET. Focus adjustment is complete.
To reset to Auto Focus
Press FOCUS twice or set the Power Switch to 
“A”.
Manual focus is recommended in situations 
listed below.
● When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
● When illumination is low.*
● When the subject has no contrast (difference in 
brightness and darkness), such as a flat, one-
colour wall, or a clear, blue sky.*
● When a dark object is barely visible in the LCD 
monitor or the viewfinder.*
● When the scene contains minute patterns or 
identical patterns that are regularly repeated.
● When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light 
reflecting off the surface of a body of water.
● When shooting a scene with a high-contrast 
background.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear 
blinking: , ,  
and . 
Manual exposure control is recommended in the 
following situations:
● When shooting using reverse lighting or when the 
background is too bright.
● When shooting on a reflective natural background 
such as at the beach or when skiing.
● When the background is overly dark or the subject 
is bright.
1
Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2
Set “p” to “MANUAL”. (
੬ pg. 37)
● The exposure control indicator appears.
3
To brighten the image, press >. To darken the 
image, press <. (maximum ±6)
● +3 exposure has the same effect as the backlight 
compensation. (
੬ pg. 46)
● –3 exposure has the same effect as when “r” is 
set to “SPOTLIGHT”. (
੬ pg. 49)
4
Press SET. Exposure adjustment is 
complete.
To return to automatic exposure control
Select “AUTO” in step 
2. Or, set the Power 
Switch to “A”.
NOTES:
● You cannot use the manual exposure control at 
the same time when “r” is set to “SPOTLIGHT” 
or “SNOW” (
੬ pg. 48), or with the backlight 
compensation.
● If the adjustment does not cause any visible 
change in brightness, set “GAIN UP” to “AUTO”. 
(
੬ pg. 37, 38) 
Manual Focus
Manual focus
indicator
Exposure Control
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