For users interested in bypassing the fully automatic mode, the GZ-MG255 offers five shooting modes that are easily selected through the use of an LCD panel graphic that depicts the shooting mode dial found on many still cameras. A push of the camcorder's stick controller to the left of the display brings up the graphic, and the modes are easily selected by pushing the control stick up or down. The stick controller also provides easy access to other menu settings and playback controls.
Edit Videos On The Go. . .
The GZ-MG255 also offers a new in-camera editing function, which, when combined with other Everio functions, makes it simple to edit and organize files in the camera. New for 2007 is a Partial Delete function that allows a portion of a video file to be saved as a new file, leaving out the unwanted material. To organize files, Everios continue to offer a Playlist function for arranging the sequencing of clips for playback or burning to DVD. Combined with Event Selection, a carryover feature that allows the user to tag clips with an icon representing an event category, Everio now makes it easier than ever to view, edit, and burn recordings to DVD.
. . .Or On Your Computer
For editing and archiving footage, Everio camcorders come with a complete software suite. For Windows PCs, JVC includes CyberLink's PowerCinema NE for Everio for browsing camera content and enabling Direct DVD/Direct Back-Up functions, PowerProducer 3 NE easy DVD burning, and PowerDirector 5 NE Express for editing.
You Barely Have To Lift A Finger
The GZ-MG255 includes the Everio docking station that the camcorder snaps into. Leave the dock connected to a display, PC, or Everio Share Station (sold separately), and there's no need to connect cables when transferring files or burning DVDs. Although, the i.LINK (IEEE 1394) output on the Everio dock permits easy dubbing to DVD or hard drive recorders, and allows the footage to be imported by many third party NLE (non-linear editing) applications. The Everio dock also charges the camcorder's battery. If you do your editing in-camera, you'll love one-touch direct DVD burning. A touch of the Direct DVD button is all that's needed to burn footage from the camcorder to a DVD. You'll also enjoy the convenience—and safety—of Direct Back-Up, which allows one-touch back-up of video files to your PC.