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I suggest getting the PCI IEEE 1394 also known as FireWire card. Most of the time these Firewire card comes with a Video editing software but verify because you will need some form of video editing s/w to record the video. After recording then you can edit it however you like and transfer to DVD/etc. Always a pain in the as to edit video. I've done it a couple of times. So have fun. I still have not manage to find a Video editing s/w that will do a 5.1 audio or multiple audio tracks (similar to switching between languages)

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Dec 27, 2013

Your video camera supports SD and MMC cards according to the user manual but the card has to be of max. 2 GB. Any brand should be supported because it's a standard.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

SD cards can come is various sizes, you should be able to read the volume on the card.
You can get up to 64 gig on a card but bear in mind not all cameras to use these newer cards.
The camera manual will tell you what size and speed is required for best operation.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011

Skipping sound is either dirty or faulty sound heads which are separate and apart from the Video heads, in a VCR.
You need to have the tape path and The Audio heads cleaned by a professional. Also they may need replacement, as this too is a sign of the audio heads failing.You need a professional to check to see.
Most head cleaning devices usually ONLY clean the Video Tape heads on the drum and NOT the audio, these need to be done by hand, this requires a professional. As usual always obtain a "Quote" before allowing any repair work to commence.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Dec 15, 2010

This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010

Fried electrical boards 100%

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Feb 20, 2009

Mine was similar - with vertical black lines on playback. Visit Bristolcameras.co.uk, enter your make and model and ask for a head cleaner. They sent me one within 4 days and that was over the Christmas period. Reasonably priced too (£3.50 + p&p) and the whole head cleaner can be used up to twice once the tape has gone from beginning to end.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Jan 05, 2009

Your camera does support SDHC and all it's capacities.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Dec 24, 2008

Any normal SD card will work but the hd SD cards will not format in this camera!

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Dec 12, 2008

I'm pretty sure you can. It should record about an hour on MPEG4 format.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Aug 11, 2008

How it's supposed to work is to get a program that recognizes the camera, then the tape can be captures. Windows Movie Maker never supported it. In fact Microsoft doesn't even support it anymore. They have recommended using Pinncale Studio to work with DV cameras.

Once you install Studio, put the tape in, turn the camera on, Studio will load up.

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Aug 09, 2008

you need a fireware card to connect with pc maybe dv port is not broken

JVC GR-D395 Mini... | Answered on Aug 09, 2008

Take camera and its battery to a camera outlet, ask them to check the built-in rechargeable battery.
Most outlets will help you with this, as its likely that if the battery has failed, you'll buy a replacement from the same dealer.

JVC GR Video... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017

not sure on this one but it might be the heads in your vid cam may need cleaning.
or the tapes are not running straight on the heads or the rollers in side.
if the vid cam has been in a cold place it can cause this fault as the heads may have a bit of damp.
try putting a tape in and run it fast forword in play mode and see if starts to clear the playhead.if it does keep doing it until you see a clear picture.
this could also be a head misalignment fault if it is you will have to take it to some one to have a look at.
if any of the above does not work then you will have to take to some one to look at it.

JVC GR Video... | Answered on Nov 27, 2016

Sounds as if the battery needs replacing - have you tried with a spare battery ?

JVC GR Video... | Answered on Oct 08, 2016

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