Installing the JVC 9800

Online. Installing the JVC 9800

Published on Friday, December 20, 1996 by Gideon Ariel

Hello Mary,

Attached is a copy of an Email message sent to Angus Burnett on March 30 describing the installation and operation of the SIIG/Ulead and the Pinnacle DV frame grabbers.

Please review this information and feel free to contact me for any additional information.


John Probe

From: “Angus Burnett”
To: “Ariel”
Subject: Re: JVC 9800 Camcorders
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 09:21:08 +0800
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Angus Burnett, PhD +61 8 9400 5860 (W)
+61 8 9400 5717 (Fax) Lecturer – Biomechanics
School of Biomedical and Sports Sciences
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup Campus

Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia, 6027 —– Original Message —– From: <>Ariel To:> Cc:> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 7:20 AM Subject: JVC 9800 Camcorders
Hello Angus,

I assume you will be the person working with the new JVC 9800 camcorders
and the APAS system. If not, please forward this to whomever will be
configuring the systems.

Your shipment includes 4 JVC camcorders and 2 DV capture cards. The card
manufactured by SIIG is the original DV card and includes the ULEAD DV
capture software. You can find directions for installation and capture on
our web site. The direct address is:


After you receive the camera and install the ULEAD DV capture software on
your computer, you will need to download a patch file directly from the
Ulead web site ( The direct address for the download is:

The file you need is about 3 MB in size and is required for the JVC9800

The new “upgraded” video card is the Studio DV from Pinnacle. Simply
follow the instructions listed in chapter 2 of the Pinnacle manual for
installation. There are no patches required for this card.

You will also require the latest version of the APAS software. This can be
downloaded directly from the Ariel internet site (/). Please
check with Gideon before downloading to make cerain you get all the
required files.


John Probe

Ariel Dynamics, Inc.
4891 Ronson Court
Suite F
San Diego, California 92111 USA
(858) 874-2547 Tel
(858) 874-2549 Fax
Web Site: /


Hi Mary,

I will provide anwers below each question.  Please contact us for any
additional information.


John Probe


At 10:59 AM 4/14/00 +0800, you wrote:
>Hello John,
>Many thanx for replying.
>I am capturing using the Ulead programme.
>I have a few queries below;
>I have connected the camcorder to the back of the PC using a grey firewire
>core filter cable. Do we need a firewire cable for each camcorder (4) ?.
The firewire cable is included with the DV frame grabber so you should have
two of them.  At this time, the frame grabbers only support one camera at a
time.  They cannot support captruing video from multiple cameras without
dropping frames.  Therefore, you only require 1 cable with each frame grabber.

>It appears that only one cable with DV in/out came with only one of the
>cameras. This cable is black and has no core filters.
The cables delivered with the JVC cameras should all be the same so you
should have 4 sets of these.  I am not exactly certain which cable you are
referring to.
As stated above, 1 black DV cable is included with the SIIG frame grabber
and one grey DV cable is included with the Pinnacle frame grabber.

>Does each camcorder have to have their own software that came with each
>camera ?.
The software for each camera is included in the APAS software and is
activated by the Site Keys entered as part of the software license.

>Hope all this makes sense and you camn help me.
>>At 04:53 PM 04/12/2000 +0800, you wrote:
>>>Hello John,
>>>Thanx for your e-mail.
>>>I can now capture video footage.
>>>However, the designated E: drive to save data to is our CD burner.
>>>We have tried designating other drives but does not work.
>>>Have you any suggestions ?.
>>>Mary Cornelius
>>>Sports Science Techncian
>>>Sports Science
>>>School of Biomedical and Sports Science
>>>Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia 6027.
>>>Phone +61 8 9400 5553
>>>Fax  +61 8 9400 5717
>Mary Cornelius
>Sports Science Techncian
>Sports Science
>School of Biomedical and Sports Science
>Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia 6027.
>Phone +61 8 9400 5553
>Fax  +61 8 9400 5717

Hello Susan,

Ariel Dynamics is curently using the JVC digital camcorders.  These cameras
have many advantages since they are battery operated and also support high
speed video analysis.  These cameras do have an S-Video (analog) output
that can be used with your current configuration only for 60 Hz analysis.
However, it is recommended to use the associated digital video hardware.
This includes the Digital Video (DV) capture card, DV cameras and Ariel
Software drivers. 

The Digital Video capture card & software sells for $450

The JVC camera and software drivers for 60 & 120 Hz analysis sells for
$3,500 per camera.

The JVC camera and software drivers for 60/120 & 240 Hz analysis sells for
$5,000 per camera.

The Ariel software drivers are required to extract the high speed data from
the recorded images and is included in the prices listed above.

Please contact us for any additional information.


John Probe

At 05:16 PM 05/09/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>We presently have the Panasonic 60 Hz cameras. We are investigating the
>digital cameras that are mentioned on the website. One thing is
>unclear…is additional software necessary to integrate the cameras with
>APAS? If so, is the software included in the price of the cameras (or at
>what cost)?
>Thank you.
>Susan A. Chinworth, PhD, PT
>Elon College Dept of PT Education
>2085 CB
>Elon College, NC 27244
Ariel Dynamics, Inc.
4891 Ronson Court
Suite F
San Diego, California  92111  USA
(858) 874-2547 Tel
(858) 874-2549 Fax
Web Site:  /


Gideon asked me to help with your questions regarding JVC DVL9600 or DVL9800 camcorders in high speed mode.


I think your analysis of the pixel dimensions for these camera models is basically correct.   Assuming NTSC, one starts with a frame which is 720×480. Separating the two fields which are 1/60 sec apart results in a whole field size of 720×240. Then if one considers 120Hz with horizontal panels the optimal size would be 720×120, or vertical panels 360×240. At 240 hz the optimal panel size would be 360×120.


As a practical matter, JVC does not split the panels optimally. In practice the real panel sizes approximately are:


            120Hz Horizontal   720×240


            120Hz Vertical   300×240


            240Hz   300×185 


The two cameras in question are great cameras. They offer much higher that standard image rates of a very affordable price. This makes them a very attractive choice for biomechanical analysis. However there clearly is a tradeoff involved, higher image rate for lower resolution. One can get both the higher image rate without loss of resolution but only at a high price.


I hope this helps.


Jeremy Wise, PhD


Dir R&D


Hello Zhang Shengnian,

Thank you for your message and the pictures.  One of the pictures was very blurry and was not legible, however, the problem seems to be related to the fact that the computer does not detect the camera connection. 

”  I will list the general steps below for your review.  Please use this information to make certain your hardware/software is configured correctly.1394 3-PORT HOST ADAPTER QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDEIn the ULead literature that was sent with the computer, there are step-by-step instructions for connecting the DV card and camera.  It is titled “


1.  Your system was shipped with Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)

is identified.OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller 1.  Turn computer ON.  When Windows boots up, a New Hardware Found dialog box should appear and the
NEXT2.  At the Add New hardware Wizard window, click
.Next, and click Select for the best driver for your devices”3.  Choose “
Nextoption.  Click CD-ROM 4.  Insert the Windows 98SE CD-ROM and check the
again.Next , then Next), and click The updated driver (Recommended5.  Choose “
(assuming “G” is the CD-ROM driver letter).OK and click G:\win98   Note:  If Windows prompts you for the Windows CD-ROM again, type in
” to complete the installation.Finish6.  Click “

.Device Manager, then System, Control Panel, My Computer1.  From the main desktop, double click on
device option.1394 Bus Controller 2.  Double-click on
” should be displayed.Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller”

The driver is installed.  The ports are ready to connect the camera.

1.  When Windows 98 SE boots up, connect the small 4-pin connector of the 1394 DV cable to the camcorder, then power-on the camcorder.
2.  Connect the other end of the cable to the 1394 host adapter.  The camcorder should be recognized by the system.  Setup is complete.

.Device Manager, then System, Control Panel, My Computer1.  From the main desktop, double-click on
” should be displayed when the device is successfully setup.Microsoft DV Camera and VCRoption.  “Imaging Device 2.  Double-click on

Please keep us informed with your progress.


John Probe
Ariel Dynamics, Inc.

—– Original Message —–
From: “snzhang” <>
To: “Ariel” <>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: problem


Hello Gran Sandstrm,

Thank you for your message.  The feature you are referring to can be found
in the TRIMMER module.  I assume that you are using the Ulead software to
capture the video.  The next step would be to open the captured AVI files in
the TRIMMER module.  Then select OPTIONS, VIDEO to open the Video Options
menu.  You will see an option in the upper right corner of the menu to
Separate Fields.  This option can be turned On/Off.  Once you have made the
necessary changes, then select FILE, SAVE TRIMMING.  This will allow the
Digitizing module to read the file as you specified.

If you do not have this option in the TRIM module, you can upgrade your
software by following the Upgrade Instructions posted on the internet.  The
direct address is:


As long as you follow the posted intructions, you will not affect the APAS
software license.  If you do not follow the intructions, the license may be
damaged/erased and result in additional charges for a new license.

Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.


John Probe
Ariel Dynamics, Inc.

—– Original Message —–
From: “Gran Sandstrm” <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 4:08 AM
Subject: APAS frame handling

> Hi
> We have a APAS system complete with dual 120Hz  DV-cameras, firewire (IEEE
> 1394) and APAS software (We bought it rougly two years ago).
> In a present project were we have collected the data from other video
> sources, the spatial resolution is of much higher importance then the
> temporal resolution. In fact we have even reduced the frame rate to reduce
> the total amount of data, since it involves manual marking of joints.
> Now, in the Digitize module the software seems to split up the odd and
> even line frames into individual frames in order to increase temporal
> resolution. The drawback is of course the reduced spatial resolution.
> We would like to have the possibility to select in the program that it
> should treat “Full frames” instead,  e.i. the combined odd and even line
> frames, as is done in ordinary video capturing, editing and displaying
> softwares (Adobe Premiere, MS media player etc). It is very evident that
> the spatial resolution is much better when viewing the video files in
> those softwares than in the Digitze module.
> Is there any updated version of the Digitize program with such features.
> If not, could it be implemented?
> Sincerely,
> Gran Sandstrm
> Res. Eng.
> National institute of working life
> Center for musculoskeletal Research
> Box 7654
> 907 41 Ume
> Sweden
> Tel. +46 90 176070
> Fax. +46 90 176116