3-868-320-71 (1)
Video Camera
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
CCD-TR517
CCD-TR317/TR517
©1999 Sony Corporation
Welcome !
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam® camcorder. With your
Handycam, you can capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and sound
quality.
Your Handycam is loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy
to use. You will soon be producing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
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Table of contents
Quick Start Guide ............................. 4
Getting started
Recording – Basics
Recording a picture ............................... 16
Shooting backlit subjects
(BACK LIGHT) ........................ 19
Shooting in the dark (NightShot)
.................................................... 20
Superimposing the date and time
on pictures ................................ 21
Checking the recording
– EDITSEARCH / Rec Review ..... 22
Dubbing a tape ...................................... 39
Customizing Your Camcorder
Changing the menu settings ................ 40
Resetting the date and time ................. 44
Getting started
Using this manual ................................... 6
Checking supplied accessories .............. 8
Step 1 Preparing the power supply ..... 9
Installing the battery pack ............... 9
Charging the battery pack ............. 10
Connecting to a wall outlet ........... 14
Step 2 Inserting a cassette ................... 15
Editing
Additional Information
Playback modes ..................................... 46
Changing the lithium battery in your
camcorder ........................................ 47
Troubleshooting .................................... 49
Self-diagnosis display ........................... 52
Warning indicators and messages ...... 53
Using your camcorder abroad ............ 54
Maintenance information and
precautions ...................................... 55
Specifications ......................................... 59
Quick Reference
Playback – Basics
Connections for playback .................... 23
Playing back a tape ............................... 24
Identifying the parts and controls ...... 60
Quick Function Guide .......................... 66
Advanced Recording
Operations
Using the wide mode ........................... 26
Using the fader function ...................... 28
Using special effects
– Picture effect ................................. 30
Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 31
Adjusting the exposure manually ...... 33
Focusing manually ................................ 34
Superimposing a title ........................... 35
Making your own titles ........................ 37
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Quick Start Guide
This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your
camcorder. See the page in parentheses “( )” for more
information.
Connecting the power cord
(p. 14)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 9).
Open the DC IN
jack cover.
Quick Start Guide
Connect the plug with
its v mark facing up.
AC power adaptor (supplied)
Inserting a cassette (p. 15)
1 Slide EJECT in the
direction of the arrow
while pressing the
small blue button.
EJECT
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2 Insert a cassette
into the cassette
compartment
with its window
facing out.
3 Close the cassette
compartment by
mark
pressing the
on the cassette
compartment. The
cassette compartment
automatically goes
down.
Recording a picture
(p. 16)
1 Set the POWER switch to CAMERA
POWER
CAMERA
2 Turn STANDBY to STANDBY. The
picture appears in the viewfinder.
CK
LO
STA
OFF
(CHARGE)
while pressing
the small green
button.
ND
PLAYER
BY
START/STOP
3 Press the red button. Your camcorder
starts recording. To stop recording,
press the red button again.
CK
LO
STA
ND
BY
START/STOP
Monitoring the playback picture in the
viewfinder (p. 24)
1 Set the POWER switch to PLAYER
POWER
CAMERA
while pressing
the small green
button.
Quick Start Guide
Viewfinder
Use the viewfinder placing your eye against its
eyecup.
The picture in the viewfinder is black and white. (CCDTR317 only)
2 Press m to rewind the tape.
REW
OFF
(CHARGE)
PLAYER
3 Press N to start playback.
PLAY
NOTE
Do not pick up your camcorder by holding
the viewfinder or the battery pack.
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— Getting started —
Using this manual
The instructions in this manual are for the two models listed in the table below. Before
you start reading this manual and operating your camcorder, check the model number
by looking at the bottom of your camcorder. The CCD-TR517 is the model used for
illustration purposes. Otherwise, the model name is indicated in the illustrations. Any
differences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for example, “CCD-TR517
only.”
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown in
capital letters.
e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep sound to indicate that the
operation is being carried out.
Types of differences
CCDViewfinder
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TR317
B/W
TR517
color
Using this manual
Note on TV color systems
TV color systems differ from country to country. To view your recordings on a TV, you
need an NTSC system-based TV.
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
Getting started
Copyright precautions
Precautions on camcorder care
•The viewfinder is manufactured using high-precision technology.
However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (red, blue,
green or white) that constantly appear in the viewfinder. These points occur
normally in the manufacturing process and do not affect the recorded picture in
any way.
Effective ratio of pixels and/or screen are 99.99% or more.
•Do not let your camcorder get wet. Keep your camcorder away from rain and sea
water. Letting your camcorder get wet may cause your camcorder to malfunction.
Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired [a].
•Never leave your camcorder exposed to temperatures above 60°C (140°F ), such as in a
car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight [b].
•Do not place your camcorder so as to point the viewfinder toward the sun. The inside
of the viewfinder may be damaged [c].
[a]
[b]
[c]
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Checking supplied accessories
Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.
1
4
2
3
5
1 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor
(1), Power cord (1) (p. 10)
2 NP-F330 battery pack (1) (p. 9, 10)
4 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 23)
5 Shoulder strap (1) (p. 62)
3 CR2025 lithium battery (1) (p. 47)
The lithium battery is already installed
in your camcorder.
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not
made due to a malfunction of the camcorder, video tape, etc.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Installing the battery pack
Install the battery pack to use your camcorder outdoors.
Getting started
Slide the battery pack down until it clicks.
To remove the battery pack
Slide the battery pack out in the direction of the arrow while pressing
RELEASE down.
BATT
BATT RELEASE
After installing the battery pack
Do not carry your camcorder by holding the battery pack. If you do so, the battery pack
may slide off your camcorder unintentionally, damaging your camcorder.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Charging the battery pack
Use the battery pack after charging it for your camcorder.
Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (L series).
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied with
your camcorder to the DC IN jack with the plug’s v mark facing up.
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
(4) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE). Charging begins. The remaining
battery time is indicated in minutes on the display window.
When the remaining battery indicator changes to u, normal chargeis completed. To
fully charge the battery (full charge), leave the battery pack attached for about 1 hour
after normal charge is completed until FULL appears in the display window. Fully
charging the battery allows you to use the battery longer than usual.
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POWER
CAMERA
OFF
(CHARGE)
PLAYER
1
2
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Remaining battery time indicator
The remaining battery time indicator in the display window roughly indicates the
recording time.
Getting started
Notes
•Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug
of the AC power adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC power
adaptor.
•Keep the battery pack dry.
•When the battery pack is not to be used for a long time, charge the battery pack once
fully and then use it until it fully discharges again. Keep the battery pack in a cool
place.
Battery pack
The battery pack is charged a little before it leaves the factory.
Until your camcorder calculates the actual remaining battery time
“– – – – min” appears in the display window.
While charging the battery pack, no indicator appears or the indicator flashes in
the display window in the following cases
– The battery pack is not installed correctly.
– The AC power adaptor is disconnected.
– Something is wrong with the battery pack.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Charging time
Battery pack
NP-F330 (supplied)
NP-F530/F550
NP-F730/F750
NP-F930/F950
NP-F960
Full charge (Normal charge)
150 (90)
210 (150)
300 (240)
390 (330)
420 (360)
Approximate number of minutes to charge an empty battery pack
Recording time
CCD-TR317
Battery pack
NP-F330 (supplied)
NP-F530
NP-F550
NP-F730
NP-F750
NP-F930
NP-F950
NP-F960
Continuous*
140 (125)
245 (220)
280 (250)
500 (450)
580 (525)
780 (705)
900 (790)
1035 (930)
Typical**
75 (70)
135 (120)
155 (135)
275 (245)
320 (290)
430 (385)
495 (435)
570 (510)
Continuous*
170 (160)
305 (275)
340 (305)
625 (560)
710 (640)
975 (875)
1080 (970)
1260 (1135)
Typical**
95 (90)
165 (150)
185 (165)
345 (310)
390 (350)
535 (480)
595 (535)
695 (625)
CCD-TR517
Battery pack
NP-F330 (supplied)
NP-F530
NP-F550
NP-F730
NP-F750
NP-F930
NP-F950
NP-F960
Approximate number of minutes when you use a fully charged battery
Numbers in parentheses “( )” indicate the time using a normally charged battery.
* Approximate continuous recording time at 25°C (77°F). The battery life will be
shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment.
* *Approximate number of minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/
stop, zooming and turning the power on/off. The actual battery life may be shorter.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Playing time
CCD-TR317
145 (130)
260 (230)
295 (260)
525 (475)
610 (550)
825 (740)
930 (830)
1090 (980)
Getting started
Battery pack
NP-F330 (supplied)
NP-F530
NP-F550
NP-F730
NP-F750
NP-F930
NP-F950
NP-F960
CCD-TR517
Battery pack
NP-F330 (supplied)
NP-F530
NP-F550
NP-F730
NP-F750
NP-F930
NP-F950
NP-F960
180 (160)
325 (295)
360 (325)
665 (600)
750 (680)
1035 (930)
1140 (1030)
1330 (1195)
Approximate number of minutes when you use a fully charged battery
Numbers in parentheses “( )” indicate the time using a normally charged battery. The
battery life will be shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment.
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder.
Note on the remaining battery time indicator during recording
The indicator may not be correct, depending on the conditions in which you are
recording.
What is ”InfoLITHIUM”?
The “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data such as
battery consumption with compatible electronic equipment. This unit is compatible
with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (L series). Your camcorder operates only with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery. “InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs have the
mark.
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Connecting to a wall outlet
When you use your camcorder for a long time, we recommend that you power it from a
wall outlet using the AC power adaptor.
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover, and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN
jack on your camcorder with the plug’s v mark facing up.
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
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2, 3
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (house current) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off.
Notes
•The AC power adaptor can supply power even if the battery pack is attached to your
camcorder.
•The DC IN jack has “source priority”. This means that the battery pack cannot supply
any power if the power cord is connected to the DC IN jack, even when the power
cord is not plugged into a wall outlet.
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (not supplied).
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Step 2 Inserting a cassette
2
3
4
Getting started
(1) Prepare the power supply (p. 9).
(2) Slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow while pressing the small blue button.
The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens.
(3) Insert a cassette with its window facing out and the tab on the cassette up.
mark on the cassette
(4) Close the cassette compartment by pressing the
compartment. The cassette compartment automatically goes down.
EJECT
To eject a cassette
Slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow while pressing the small blue button.
Note
Do not press the cassette compartment down. Doing so may cause malfunction.
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide the write-protect tab on the cassette to expose the red mark.
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— Recording – Basics —
Recording a picture
Your camcorder automatically focuses for you.
You can select English, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese for the information indicators in
the menu settings. The default setting is English.
(1) Install the power source and insert a cassette. See “Step 1” and “Step 2” for
more information (p. 9 to 15).
(2) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button. The
lens cover opens.
(3) Turn STANDBY to STANDBY.
(4) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The “REC” indicator
appears. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder
lights up. To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
The recording lamp lights up in the viewfinder. (CCD-TR317 only)
2
POWER
3
CK
LO
CAMERA
SP STBY
40min
SP
0:00:00
STA
OFF
(CHARGE)
40min
ND
PLAYER
BY
START/STOP
4
CK
LO
REC 0:00:01
STA
ND
Microphone
BY
START/STOP
Camera recording
lamp
Note
Fasten the grip strap firmly. Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording.
To enable smooth transition
You can make the transition between the last scene you recorded and the next scene
smooth as long as you do not eject the cassette. When you exchange the battery pack in
the recording mode, set STANDBY to LOCK.
If you leave your camcorder in the standby mode for 5 minutes while the cassette
is inserted
Your camcorder automatically turns off. This is to save battery power and to prevent
battery and tape wear. To resume the standby mode, turn STANDBY down and up
again. To start recording, press START/STOP.
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To set the counter to 0:00:00
Press COUNTER RESET (p. 63).
Recording a picture
After recording
(1) Turn STANDBY down to LOCK.
(2) Eject the cassette.
(3) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight so that the indicators in the viewfinder
come into sharp focus.
Recording – Basics
To record pictures with the viewfinder – adjusting the
viewfinder
Lift up the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever.
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Recording a picture
Using the zoom feature
Move the power zoom lever a little for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.
Using the zoom function sparingly results in better-looking recordings.
“T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
“W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away)
W
W
T
T
W
T
Zoom greater than 20× is performed digitally. To activate digital zoom, select the digital
zoom power in D ZOOM in the menu settings. (p. 40)
The picture quality deteriorates as the picture is processed digitally.
W
T
The right side of the bar shows
the digital zooming zone.
The digital zooming zone appears
when you select the digital zoom
power in D ZOOM in the menu
settings.
When you shoot close to a subject
If you cannot get a sharp focus, move the power zoom lever to the “W” side until the
focus is sharp. You can shoot a subject that is at least about 80 cm away from the lens
surface in the telephoto position, or about 1 cm away in the wide-angle position.
Notes on digital zoom
•Digital zoom starts to function when zoom exceeds 20×.
•The picture quality deteriorates as you go toward the “T” side. Set D ZOOM to OFF in
the menu settings. Otherwise the digital zoom activates without notice (p. 40).
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Recording a picture
Indicators displayed in the recording mode
The indicators are not recorded on tape.
Recording mode indicator
40min
SP
REC
0:00:01
Tape counter
Recording – Basics
STBY/REC indicator
Remaining tape indicator
This appears after you insert a cassette and record
or play back for a while.
Remaining battery time indicator
Shooting backlit subjects (BACK LIGHT)
When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a
light background, use the backlight function.
Press BACK LIGHT in the recording or standby mode.
The . indicator appears in the viewfinder.
To cancel, press BACK LIGHT again.
BACK LIGHT
If you press EXPOSURE when shooting backlit subjects
The backlight function will be canceled.
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Recording a picture
Shooting in the dark (NightShot)
The NightShot function enables you to shoot a subject in a dark place. For example, you
can satisfactorily record the environment of nocturnal animals for observation when
you use this function.
While your camcorder is in the standby mode, slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
and “NIGHTSHOT” indicators flash in the viewfinder. To cancel the NightShot
function, slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
NIGHTSHOT
OFF
ON
NightShot Light emitter
Using the NightShot Light
The picture will be clearer with the NightShot Light on. To enable NightShot Light, set
N.S.LIGHT to ON in the menu settings (p. 40).
Notes
• Do not use the NightShot function in bright places (ex. outdoors in the daytime). This
may cause your camcorder to malfunction.
• When you keep NIGHTSHOT set to ON in normal recording, the picture may be
recorded in incorrect or unnatural colors.
• If focusing is difficult with the autofocus mode when using the NightShot function,
focus manually.
While using the NightShot function, you can not use the following functions:
– Exposure
– PROGRAM AE
NightShot Light
NightShot Light rays are infrared and so are invisible. The maximum shooting distance
using the NightShot Light is about 3 m.
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Recording a picture
Superimposing the date and time on pictures
You can record the date or time displayed in the viewfinder superimposed on the
picture.
Carry out the following operations in the standby or recording mode.
Press DATE and/or TIME again. The date and/or time indicator disappears.
DATE
Recording – Basics
Press DATE to record the date.
Press TIME to record the time.
Press DATE (or TIME), then press TIME (or DATE) to record the date and time.
TIME
The default clock setting is set to Tokyo time for the models sold in Japan, and to New
York time for other models. You can reset the clock in the menu settings (p. 40).
Note
The date and time indicators recorded manually cannot be deleted.
If you do not record the date and time in the picture
Record the date and time in the black screen as the background for about 10 seconds,
then erase the date and time indicators before starting actual recording.
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Checking the recording
– EDITSEARCH / Rec Review
You can use these buttons to check the recorded picture or shoot so that the transition
between the last recorded scene and the next scene you record is smooth.
EDITSEARCH
EDITSEARCH
You can search for the next recording start point.
Hold down the +/– (7) side of EDITSEARCH in the standby mode. The recorded
section is played back.
+ : to go forward
– : to go backward
Release EDITSEARCH to stop playback. If you press START/STOP, re-recording begins
from the point you released EDITSEARCH.
Rec Review
You can check the last recorded section.
Press the – (7) side of EDITSEARCH momentarily in the standby mode.
The last few seconds of the recorded section are played back.
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— Playback – Basics —
Connections for playback
Connect your camcorder to your TV or VCR with the A/V connecting cable supplied
with your camcorder to watch the playback picture on the TV screen. When monitoring
the playback picture on the TV screen, we recommend that you power your camcorder
from a wall outlet using the AC power adaptor (p. 14). Refer to the operating
instructions of your TV or VCR.
Open the jack cover. Connect your camcorder to the TV using the A/V connecting
cable. Then, set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.
Playback – Basics
IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
AUDIO OUT
: Signal flow
If your TV is already connected to a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR by using the A/V connecting
cable supplied with your camcorder. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
To connect to a TV or VCR without Video/Audio input jacks
Use an NTSC system RFU adaptor (not supplied).
Refer to the operating instructions of your TV or VCR and the RFU adaptor.
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Playing back a tape
YoucanmonitortheplaybackpictureonaTVscreenafterconnectingyourcamcorder
toaTVorVCR.Youcanalsomonitorthepictureintheviewfinder.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Installthepowersourceandinserttherecordedtape.
SetthePOWERswitchtoPLAYERwhilepressingthesmallgreenbutton.
Press m
to rewind the tape.
Press N
to start playback.
2
POWER
CAMERA
OFF
(CHARGE)
PLAYER
3
REW
4
PLAY
To stop playback
Press x.
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Playing back a tape
Various playback modes
To operate video control buttons, set the POWER switch to PLAYER.
To view a still picture (playback pause)
Press X during playback. To resume playback, press X or N
.
To advance the tape
To rewind the tape
Press min the stop mode. To resume normal playback, press N
.
To locate a scene monitoring the picture (picture search)
Keep pressing mor Mduring playback. To resume normal playback, release the
button.
Playback – Basics
Press Min the stop mode. To resume normal playback, press N
.
To monitor the high-speed picture while advancing or
rewinding the tape (skip scan)
Keep pressing mwhile rewinding or Mwhile advancing the tape. To resume
rewinding or advancing, release the button.
In the various playback modes
Sound is muted.
When the playback pause mode lasts for 5 minutes
Your camcorder automatically enters the stop mode. To resume playback, press N
.
When you play back a tape recorded in the LP mode
Noise may appear during playback pause mode or picture search.
The tapes recorded in the Hi8 format
You can play back the tapes recorded in the Hi8 video system on your camcorder.
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— Advanced Recording Operations —
Using the wide mode
You can record a cinema-like picture (CINEMA) or a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the
16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9FULL). Refer to the operating instructions of your TV.
CINEMA
Black bands appear on the screen during recording in the CINEMA mode [a], playing
back on a normal TV [b] or a wide-screen TV [c]. If you set the screen mode of the widescreen TV to the zoom mode, a picture without black bands appears [d].
16:9FULL
The picture during recording in the 16:9FULL mode [e], or playing back on a normal
TV [f] or a wide-screen TV [g] is horizontally compressed. If you set the screen mode of
the wide-screen TV to the full mode, you can watch pictures of normal images [h].
[b]
CINEMA
[a]
CINEMA
[c]
[d]
[f]
16:9FULL
[e]
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16:9FULL
[g]
[h]
Using the wide mode
In the standby mode, set 16:9WIDE to CINEMA or 16:9FULL in the menu settings
(p. 40).
To cancel the wide mode
Set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings.
Advanced Recording Operations
MENU
In the wide mode
You cannot select the bounce function with FADER.
Date or time indicator
When you record in the 16:9FULL mode, the date or time indicator will be widened on
wide-screen TVs.
During recording
You cannot change or cancel the wide mode. When you cancel the wide mode, set your
camcorder to the standby mode and then set 16:9WIDE to OFF.
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Using the fader function
You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance.
[a]
STBY
REC
FADER
M.FADER
(mosaic)
STRIPE
BOUNCE *
(Fade in only)
[b]
STBY
MONOTONE
When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color.
When fading out the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white.
* You can use this function only when D ZOOM is set to OFF.
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REC
Using the fader function
(1) When fading in a
[]
Inthestandbymode,pressFADERuntilthedesiredfaderindicatorflashes.
When fading out b]
[
Intherecordingmode,pressFADERuntilthedesiredfaderindicatorflashes.
Theindicatorchangesasfollows:
FADER t M.FADER t STRIPE t BOUNCE t MONOTONE t no
indicator
Thelastselectedfadermodeisindicatedfirstofall.
(2) PressSTART/STOP.Thefaderindicatorstopsflashing.
FADER
FADER
Advanced Recording Operations
1
To cancel the fader function
After the fade in/out is carried out : Your camcorder automatically returns to the
normal mode.
Before the fade in/out is carried out : Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER until
the indicator disappears.
The date, time indicator and title do not fade in or fade out
Erase them before operating the fader function if they are not needed.
While using the bounce function, you cannot use the following functions:
– Exposure
– Focus
– Zoom
– Picture effect
Note on the bounce function
The BOUNCE indicator does not appear in the following mode or functions:
– D ZOOM is set to the mode other than OFF in the menu settings
– Wide mode
– Picture effect
– PROGRAM AE
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Using special effects – Picture effect
You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in films or on the
TV.
PASTEL [a] :
Thecontrastofthepictureisemphasized,andthepicturelookslikean
animatedcartoon.
NEG. ART [b] : Thecolorandbrightnessofthepictureisreversed.
SEPIA :
Thepictureissepia.
B&W :
Thepictureismonochrome(black-and-white).
SOLARIZE [c] : Thelightintensityisclearer,andthepicturelookslikeanillustration.
MOSAIC [d] : Thepictureismosaic.
SLIM [e] :
Thepictureexpandsvertically.
STRETCH [f] : Thepictureexpandshorizontally.
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
[e]
[f]
(1) Press PICTURE EFFECT in the standby or recording mode.
Thepictureeffectindicatorappears.
(2) TurntheSEL/PUSHEXECdialtoselectthedesiredpictureeffectmode.
Theindicatorchangesasfollows:
PASTEL y NEG.ART y SEPIA y B&W y SOLARIZE y MOSAIC y
SLIM y STRETCH
1
PICTURE EFFECT
2
MOSAIC
To turn the picture effect function off
Press PICTURE EFFECT.
When you turn the power off
Your camcorder automatically returns to the normal mode.
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Using the PROGRAM AE function
You can select PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) mode to suit your specific shooting
requirements.
Spotlight mode
This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white
when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater.
Soft portrait mode
This mode brings out the subject while creating a soft background for subjects such as
people or flowers.
Beach & ski mode
This mode prevents people’s faces from appearing dark in strong light or reflected light,
such as at a beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
Sunset & moon mode
This mode allows you to maintain atmosphere when you are recording sunsets, general
night views, fireworks displays and neon signs.
Landscape mode
This mode is for when you are recording distant subjects such as mountains and
prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you
are recording a subject behind glass or a screen.
Advanced Recording Operations
Sports lesson mode
This mode minimizes shake on fast-moving subjects such as in tennis or golf.
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Using the PROGRAM AE function
(1) Press PROGRAM AE in the standby mode. The PROGRAM AE indicator
appears.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired PROGRAM AE mode.
The indicator changes as follows:
1
PROGRAM
2
A
To turn the PROGRAM AE function off
Press PROGRAM AE.
Notes
•In the spotlight, sports lesson and beach & ski modes, you cannot take close-ups. This
is because your camcorder is set to focus only on subjects in the middle to far distance.
•In the sunset & moon and landscape modes, your camcorder is set to focus only on
distant subjects.
•The following functions do not work in the PROGRAM AE mode:
– NightShot
– Bounce
•If you press PROGRAM AE when using the NightShot function, the PROGRAM AE
indicator flashes and the PROGRAM AE function does not work.
If you are recording under a discharge tube such as a fluorescent lamp, sodium
lamp or mercury lamp
Flickering or changes in color may occur in the following modes. If this happens, turn
the PROGRAM AE function off.
– Soft portrait mode
– Sports lesson mode
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Adjusting the exposure manually
You can manually adjust and set the exposure.
Adjust the exposure manually in the following cases:
•The subject is backlit
•Bright subject and dark background
•To record dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully
(1) Press EXPOSURE in the standby or recording mode.
The exposure indicator appears.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust the brightness.
EXPOSURE
2
Advanced Recording Operations
1
To return to the automatic exposure mode
Press EXPOSURE again.
Note
When you adjust the exposure manually, the backlight function does not work.
Your camcorder automatically returns to the automatic exposure mode:
– if you change the PROGRAM AE mode
– if you slide NIGHTSHOT to ON
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Focusing manually
You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following cases:
•The autofocus mode is not effective when shooting
– subjects through glass coated with water droplets
– horizontal stripes
– subjects with little contrast with backgrounds such as walls and sky
•When you want to change the focus from a subject in the foreground to a subject in the
background
•Shooting a stationary subject when using a tripod
(1) Set FOCUS to MANUAL in the standby or recording mode. The
appears.
(2) Turn NEAR/FAR to sharpen focus.
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indicator
FOCUS
NEAR/FAR
To return to the autofocus mode
Set FOCUS to AUTO.
To record distant subjects
When you press FOCUS down to INFINITY, the lens focuses on infinity and
indicator appears. When you release FOCUS, your camcorder returns to the manual
focus mode. Use this mode when your camcorder focuses on near objects even though
you are trying to shoot a distant object.
To focus precisely
Adjust the zoom by first focusing at the “T” (telephoto) position and then shooting at
the “W” (wide-angle) position. This makes focusing easier.
When you shoot close to the subject
Focus at the end of the “W” (wide-angle) position.
9changes to the following indicators:
when recording a distant subject.
when the subject is too close to focus on.
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Superimposing a title
You can select one of eight preset titles and two custom titles (p. 37). You can also select
the language, color, size and position of titles.
VACATION
1
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Press TITLE in the standby mode.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial.
(3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired title, then press the dial.
The titles are displayed in the language you selected.
(4) Change the color, size, or position, if necessary.
1 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the color, size, or position, then
press the dial. The item appears.
2 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired item, then press the
dial.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the title is laid out as desired.
(5) Press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial again to complete the setting.
(6) Press START/STOP to start recording.
(7) When you want to stop recording the title, press TITLE.
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
TITLE
[TITLE] : END
2
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
[TITLE] : END
3
4
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
RETURN
[TITLE] : END
SIZE
SMALL
SIZE
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
RETURN
[TITLE] : END
TITLE
VACATION
[TITLE] : END
TITLE
LARGE
VACATION
VACATION
[TITLE] : END
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Superimposing a title
To superimpose the title while you are recording
Press TITLE while you are recording, and carry out steps 2 to 5. When you press the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial at step 5, the title is superimposed.
To select the language of a preset title
If you want to change the language, select
language and return to step 2.
before step 2. Then select the desired
Note
Both the date and time or either of them may not be displayed depending on the size or
position of the title.
If you display the menu or title menu while superimposing a title
The title is not recorded while the menu or title menu is displayed.
To use the custom title
If you want to use the custom title, select
in step 2.
If you have not made any custom title, “– – – – ...” appears on the display.
Title setting
•The title color changes as follows :
WHITE y YELLOW y VIOLET y RED y CYAN y GREEN y BLUE
•The title size changes as follows :
SMALL y LARGE
You cannot input more than 13 characters in LARGE size.
•The title position changes as follows :
1y2y3y4y5y6y7y8y9
The larger the position number, the lower the title is positioned.
When you select the title size “LARGE”, you cannot choose position 9.
When you select the title size “LARGE” in the CINEMA mode, you cannot choose
position 8 nor 9.
When you are selecting and setting the title
You cannot superimpose the title displayed on the screen.
When you superimpose a title while you are recording
The beep does not sound.
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Making your own titles
You can make up to two titles and store them in your camcorder. Each title can have up
to 20 characters.
1
2
TITLE
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
3
TITLE SET
CUSTOM1 " – – – – – – – – – – ··"
CUSTOM2 " – – – – – – – – – – ··"
TITLE SET
[TITLE] : END
[TITLE] : END
––––––––––––––––––––
––––––––––––––––––––
RETURN
TITLE SET
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Press TITLE in the standby or PLAYER mode.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial.
(3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the first line (CUSTOM1) or second
line (CUSTOM2), then press the dial.
(4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the column of the desired character,
then press the dial.
(5) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired character, then press the
dial.
(6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have selected all characters and completed the
title.
(7) To finish making your own titles, turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select
[SET], then press the dial. The title is stored in memory.
(8) Press TITLE to make the title menu disappear.
TITLE SET
––––––––––––––––––––
––––––––––––––––––––
––––––––––––––––––––
RETURN
[TITLE] : END
[TITLE] : END
4
1
TITLE SET
[TITLE] : END
2
TITLE SET
––––––––––––––––––––
––––––––––––––––––––
6
[TITLE] : END
[TITLE] : END
3
TITLE SET
––––––––––––––––––––
[TITLE] : END
4
TITLE SET
S–––––––––––––––––––
[TITLE] : END
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Making your own titles
To change a title you have stored
In step 3, select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2, depending on which title you want to change,
then press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select [C], then
press the dial to delete the title. The last character is erased. Enter the new title as
desired.
If you take 5 minutes or longer to enter characters in the standby mode while a
cassette is in your camcorder
The power automatically goes off. The characters you have entered remain stored in
memory. Turn STANDBY down once and then up again, then proceed from step 1.
We recommend setting the POWER switch to PLAYER or removing the cassette so that
your camcorder does not automatically turn off while you are entering title characters.
]
If you select [
The menu for selecting alphabet and Russian characters appear. Select [
to the previous screen.
To delete the title
Select [C]. The last character is erased.
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] to return
— Editing —
Dubbing a tape
Using the A/V connecting cable
Connect your camcorder to the VCR using the A/V connecting cable supplied with
your camcorder.
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert
the recorded tape into your camcorder.
(2) Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR for more information.
(3) Set the POWER switch to PLAYER.
(4) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
(5) Start recording on the VCR.
Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR for more information.
Editing
IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
: Signal flow
When you have finished dubbing a tape
Press xon both your camcorder and the VCR.
To prevent deterioration of pictures from dubbing
Set EDIT to ON in the menu settings before dubbing.
You can edit on VCRs that support the following systems
8 mm,
Hi8, Digital8,
VHS,
S-VHS,
VHSC,
Betamax,
mini DV or
DV
S-VHSC,
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— Customizing Your Camcorder —
Changing the menu settings
To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial. The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon,
then the menu item and then the mode.
(1) In the standby or PLAYER mode, press MENU.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired icon, then press the dial to
set.
(3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired item, then press the dial to
set.
(4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired mode, and press the dial
to set.
RETURN and press the dial, then
(5) If you want to change other items, select
repeat steps from 2 to 4.
For details, see “Selecting the mode setting of each item”(p. 41).
1
MENU
CAMERA
PLAYER
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
16 : 9WIDE
N. S. LIGHT
PLAYER SET
EDIT
TBC
DNR
[MENU] : END
[MENU] : END
2
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
16 : 9WIDE
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP
RETURN
3
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
0 HR
0 HR
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP ON
RETURN
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP ON
OFF
RETURN
4
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP ON
OFF
RETURN
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP OFF
RETURN
To make the menu display disappear
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Press MENU.
Changing the menu settings
Menu items are displayed as the following icons:
CAMERA SET
PLAYER SET
VF SET (CCD-TR517 only)
TAPE SET
SETUP MENU
OTHERS
Depending on your camcorder model
The menu display may be different from that in this illustration.
Selecting the mode setting of each item
z is the default setting.
Mode
Icon/item
D ZOOM
16:9WIDE
N.S.LIGHT
OFF
To deactivate digital zoom. Up to 20× zoom is
carried out.
40×
To activate digital zoom. More than 20× to 40×
zoom is performed digitally. (p. 18)
z 200×
To activate digital zoom. More than 20× to 200×
zoom is performed digitally. (p. 18)
z OFF
—
CINEMA
To record in the CINEMA mode (p. 26)
16:9FULL
To record in the 16:9FULL mode
z ON
OFF
EDIT
z OFF
ON
TBC
Meaning
z ON
OFF
To use the NightShot Light function (p. 20)
POWER
switch
CAMERA
Customizing Your Camcorder
Menu items differ according to whether the POWER switch is set to PLAYER or
CAMERA.
The viewfinder screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment.
CAMERA
CAMERA
To cancel the NightShot Light function
—
PLAYER
To minimize picture deterioration when editing
To correct jitter
PLAYER
To not correct jitter. Set TBC to OFF when playing
back a tape on which you have dubbed over and
recorded the signal of a TV game or similar
machine.
TBC stands for “Time Base Corrector”.
DNR
z ON
OFF
To reduce picture noise
PLAYER
To reduce a conspicuous afterimage when the
picture has a lot of movement
DNR stands for “Digital Noise Reduction”.
In more than 5 minutes after removing the power source
The “EDIT” item is returned to its default setting.
The other menu items are held in memory even when the battery is removed, as long as
the lithium battery is installed.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
VF B.L.
(CCD-TR517
only)
z BRT NORMAL
To set the brightness in the viewfinder normal
REC MODE
z SP
BRIGHT
LP
ORC TO SET
POWER
switch
To brighten the viewfinder screen
PLAYER
CAMERA
To record in SP (Standard Play) mode
CAMERA
To increase the recording time to twice the SP
mode
To automatically adjust the recording condition
to get the best possible recording. Press
START/STOP to start adjustment. Your
camcorder takes about 10 seconds to check the
tape condition and then returns to the standby
mode.
CAMERA
ORC stands for “Optimizing the Recording Condition”.
qREMAIN
z AUTO
ON
To display the remaining tape bar:
• for about 8 seconds after your camcorder is
turned on and calculates the remaining
amount of tape
• for about 8 seconds after a cassette is inserted
and your camcorder calculates the remaining
amount of tape
• for about 8 seconds after N is pressed in
PLAYER mode
• for the period of tape rewinding, forwarding
or picture search in the PLAYER mode
PLAYER
CAMERA
To always display the remaining tape bar
Note on VF B.L. (CCD-TR517 only)
When you use power sources other than the battery pack, “BRIGHT” is automatically
selected.
Notes on the LP mode
• When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, we recommend playing
the tape on your camcorder. When you play back the tape on other camcorders or
VCRs, noise may occur in pictures or sound.
• Noise may occur also when you play on your camcorder tapes recorded in the LP
mode on other camcorders or VCRs.
Notes on ORC setting
• Each time you eject the cassette, the ORC setting will be canceled. If necessary, reset
the setting.
• You cannot use this setting on a tape with the red mark on the cassette exposed.
(i. e. the tape is write-protected)
• When you set ORC TO SET, a non-recorded section of about 0.1 seconds appears on
the tape. However, note that this non-recorded section disappears from the tape when
you continue recording from this section.
• To check if you have already set the ORC setting, select ORC TO SET in the menu
settings. “ORC ON” is displayed if ORC TO SET is already set.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
CLOCK SET
AUTO DATE
z ON
LTR SIZE
z NORMAL
OFF
2×
LANGUAGE
z ENGLISH
Meaning
POWER
switch
To reset the date or time (p. 44)
CAMERA
To record the date for 10 seconds after
recording has started
CAMERA
To cancel the auto date function
To display selected menu items in normal size
To display selected menu items at twice the
normal size
To display the following information indicators
in English: REC, STBY, min
To display the information indicators in
Spanish
PORTUGUÊS
To display the information indicators in
Portuguese
PLAYER
CAMERA
To display the information indicators in Chinese
DEMO MODE
z ON
To make the demonstration appear
OFF
To cancel the demonstration mode
CAMERA
Notes on DEMO MODE
•You cannot select DEMO MODE when a cassette is inserted in your camcorder.
•DEMO MODE is set to STBY (Standby) at the factory and the demonstration starts
about 10 minutes after you have set the POWER switch to CAMERA without a
cassette inserted.
To cancel the demonstration, insert a cassette, set the POWER switch to other than
CAMERA, or set DEMO MODE to OFF.
•When NIGHTSHOT is set to ON, the NIGHTSHOT indicator appears in the
viewfinder and you cannot select DEMO MODE in the menu settings.
Icon/item
Mode
WORLD TIME
BEEP
REC LAMP
z MELODY
Meaning
CAMERA
To output the melody when you start/stop
recording or when an unusual condition occurs
on your camcorder
PLAYER
CAMERA
To output the beep sound instead of the
melody
OFF
To cancel the melody and beep sound
z ON
OFF
POWER
switch
To set the clock to the local time. Turn the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial to set a time difference. The
clock changes by the time difference you set
here. If you set the time difference to 0, the
clock returns to the originally set time.
NORMAL
To light up the camera recording lamp at the
front of your camcorder
Customizing Your Camcorder
ESPAÑOL
PLAYER
CAMERA
CAMERA
To turn the camera recording lamp off so that
the subject is not aware of the recording
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Resetting the date and time
The default clock setting is set to Tokyo time for the models sold in Japan, and to New
York time for other models.
The date and time are held in memory by the lithium battery. If you replace the lithium
battery with the battery pack or other power source connected, you need not reset the
date and time.
You must reset the date and time when the lithium battery becomes dead with no
power source installed.
First, set the year, then the month, the day, the hour and then the minute.
(1) While your camcorder is in the standby mode, press MENU to display the
menu.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial.
(3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CLOCK SET, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust the desired year, then press the dial.
(5) Set the month, day and hour by turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial and
pressing the dial.
(6) Set the minute by turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial and pressing the dial by
the time signal. The clock starts to move.
(7) Press MENU to make the menu disappear. The time indicator appears.
1,
7
3
2
MENU
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
AUTO DATE
LTR SIZE
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET JAN 1 1999
AUTO DATE 12:00:00AM
LTR SIZE
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
RETURN
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
AUTO DATE
1999 JAN 1
LTR SIZE
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
RETURN
12 00 AM
[MENU] : END
[MENU] : END
6
4
2000 JAN
1
12 00 AM
44
2000 JAN
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
AUTO DATE
2000 JUL 4
LTR SIZE
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
RETURN
5 30 PM
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET JUL 4 2000
5:30:00PM
AUTO DATE
LTR SIZE
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
RETURN
[MENU] : END
[MENU] : END
1
12 00 AM
Resetting the date and time
To check the preset date and time
Press DATE to display the date indicator.
Press TIME to display the time indicator.
Press DATE (or TIME) and then press TIME (or DATE) to simultaneously display the
date and time indicator.
Press DATE and/or TIME again. The date and/or time indicator disappears.
The year changes as follows:
1999 ˜ 2000 N · · · · n 2029
Note on the time indicator
The internal clock of your camcorder operates on a 12-hour cycle.
•12:00 AM stands for midnight.
•12:00 PM stands for noon.
Customizing Your Camcorder
Auto date function
When you use your camcorder for the first time, turn it on and reset the date and time
to your time before you start recording (p. 44). The date is automatically recorded for 10
seconds after you start recording (Auto date function). This function works only once
a day.
Note on the auto date function
You can change the AUTO DATE setting by selecting ON or OFF in the menu settings.
The auto date function automatically displays the date once a day.
However, the date may automatically appear more than once a day if:
– you reset the date and time.
– you eject and insert the tape again.
– you stop recording within 10 seconds.
– you set AUTO DATE to OFF once and set it back ON in the menu settings.
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— Additional Information —
Playback modes
What is Video 8
?
“Video 8 XR” is a function that further enhances the image quality of Video 8. This
function allows you to record and playback pictures with clearer details.
Video tapes recorded on a camcorder having the “XR” function show excellent picture
quality when they are played back on an “XR” camcorder.
The playback quality will be the normal quality of the standard 8 mm camcorder when
video tapes recorded on an “XR” camcorder are played back by a conventional
standard 8 mm camcorder or when video tapes recorded on a conventional standard
8 mm camcorder are played back on the “XR” camcorder.
* “XR” stands for “Extended Resolution.”
When you play back
The playback mode (SP/LP) is automatically selected according to the recording system
in which the tape has been recorded. The quality of the recorded picture in the LP
mode, however, will not be as good as the SP mode.
Foreign 8 mm video
Because TV color systems differ from country to country, you may not be able to play
back foreign pre-recorded tapes. Refer to “Using your camcorder abroad” to check the
TV color systems used in foreign countries.
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Changing the lithium battery in your
camcorder
When replacing the lithium battery, keep the battery pack or other power source
attached. Otherwise, you will need to reset the date, time and other items in the menu
settings hold in memory by the lithium battery.
Insert the battery with the positive (+) side facing out. When the battery becomes weak
or dead, the W indicator flashes in the viewfinder for about 5 seconds when you set the
POWER switch to CAMERA. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 or
Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery. Use of any other battery may present a risk of
fire or explosion. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
(+)
(--)
-
Lithium battery
•Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.
•Should the battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor.
•Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to ensure good contact.
Additional Information
WARNING
The battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, nor dispose of it
in fire.
Lithium battery installed at the factory
This battery may not last 1 year.
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Changing the lithium battery in your camcorder
Changing the lithium battery
(1) Open the lid of the lithium battery compartment.
(2) Push the lithium battery down once and pull it out from the holder.
(3) Install a Sony CR2025 or Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery with the positive (+)
side facing out.
(4) Close the lid.
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1
2
3
4
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If “C:
ss:ss”
appears in the viewfinder, the self-diagnosis display function has worked. See page 52.
In the recording mode
Symptom
START/STOP does not operate.
The image on the viewfinder screen
is not clear.
The autofocusing function does not
work.
The x indicator flashes in the
viewfinder.
A vertical band appears when you
shoot a subject such as lights or a
candle flame against a dark
background.
A vertical band appears when you
shoot a very bright subject.
• This is not a malfunction.
An unknown picture is displayed in
the viewfinder.
• If 10 minutes elapse after you set the POWER switch to
CAMERA or DEMO MODE is set to ON in the menu
settings without a cassette inserted, your camcorder
automatically starts the demonstration.
c Insert a cassette and the demonstration stops.
You can also cancel DEMO MODE. (p. 43)
Additional Information
The power goes off.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or PLAYER.
c Set it to CAMERA. (p. 16)
• STANDBY is set to LOCK.
c Turn STANDBY to STANDBY. (p. 16)
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape or insert a new one. (p. 15, 24)
• The write-protect tab is set to expose the red mark.
c Use a new tape or slide the tab. (p. 15)
• The tape is stuck to the drum (moisture condensation).
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p. 55)
• While being operated in the CAMERA mode, your
camcorder has been in the standby mode for more than 5
minutes.
c Turn STANDBY down once and then up again. (p. 16)
• The viewfinder lens is not adjusted.
c Adjust the viewfinder lens. (p. 17)
• FOCUS is set to MANUAL.
c Set it to AUTO. (p. 34)
• Shooting conditions are not suitable for autofocus.
c Set FOCUS to MANUAL to focus manually. (p. 34)
• The video heads may be dirty.
c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning
cassette (not supplied). (p. 56)
• The contrast between the subject and background is too
high. This is not a malfunction.
(Continued on the following page)
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
The picture is recorded in incorrect
or unnatural colors.
Picture appears too bright, and the
subject does not appear in the
viewfinder.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• NIGHTSHOT is set to ON.
c Set it to OFF. (p. 20)
• NIGHTSHOT is set to ON in a bright place.
c Set it to OFF, or use the NightShot function in a dark
place. (p. 20)
In the playback mode
Symptom
The tape does not move when a
video control button is pressed.
The playback picture is not clear or
does not appear.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is set to CAMERA or OFF (CHARGE).
c Set it to PLAYER. (p. 24)
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape. (p. 24)
• The television’s video channel is not adjusted correctly.
c Adjust it. (p. 23)
• EDIT is set to ON in the menu settings.
c Set it to OFF. (p. 40)
• The video head may be dirty.
c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning
cassette (not supplied). (p. 56)
In the recording and playback modes
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The battery pack is not installed, or is dead or nearly dead.
c Install a charged battery pack. (p. 9, 10)
• The AC power adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet.
c Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet. (p. 14)
The battery pack is quickly
• The operating temperature is too low.
discharged.
• The battery pack is not fully charged.
c Charge the battery pack again. (p. 10)
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack. (p. 9)
The battery remaining indicator does • You have used the battery pack in an extremely hot or
not indicate the correct time.
cold environment for a long time.
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack. (p. 9)
• The battery is dead.
c Use a charged battery pack. (p. 9, 10)
The power goes off although the
c Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication
battery remaining indicator indicates
on the battery remaining indicator is correct.
The power does not turn on.
that the battery pack has enough
power to operate.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The power source is disconnected.
c Connect it firmly. (p. 9, 14)
• The battery is dead.
c Use a charged battery pack. (p. 9, 10)
The % and Z indicators flash and no • Moisture condensation has occurred.
functions except for cassette ejection
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
work.
least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p. 55)
The cassette cannot be removed from
the holder.
Others
Symptom
The date or time indicator does not
appear, and the bars “--:--:--” appear.
While charging the battery pack, no
indicator appears or the indicator
flashes in the display window.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p. 55)
• Some troubles has occurred in your camcorder.
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate
your camcorder.
• The AC power adaptor is disconnected.
c Connect it firmly. (p. 10)
• Something is wrong with the battery pack.
c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
Additional Information
The melody or beep sounds for 5
seconds.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• Reset the date and time. (p. 44)
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Self-diagnosis display
Your camcorder has a self-diagnosis display
function.
This function displays the current condition of
your camcorder as a 5-digit code (a combination of
a letter and figures) in the viewfinder or the
display window. If a 5-digit code is displayed,
check the following code chart. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on the
state of your camcorder.
Viewfinder
C:21:00
Self-diagnosis display
•C:ss:ss
You can service your camcorder
yourself.
•E:ss:ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony facility.
Five-digit display
C:04:ss
C:21:ss
C:22:ss
C:31:ss
C:32:ss
E:61:ss
E:62:ss
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• You are using a battery pack that is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
c Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. (p. 13)
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p. 55)
• The video heads are dirty.
c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning
cassette (not supplied). (p. 56)
• A malfunction other than the above that you can service
has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate
your camcorder.
c Disconnect the power cord of the AC power adaptor or
remove the battery pack. After reconnecting the power
source, operate your camcorder.
• A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred.
c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code.
(example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times,
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
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Warning indicators and messages
If indicators and messages appear in the viewfinder or the display window, check the
following:
See the page in parentheses “(
)” for more information.
The indicators and messages are displayed in yellow. (CCD-TR517 only)
Warning indicators
The video heads are dirty
Slow flashing:
•You need to clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD
cleaning cassette (not supplied) (p. 56).
The battery is dead or
nearly dead
Slow flashing:
•The battery is nearly dead.
Fast flashing:
•The battery is dead (p. 10).
•The battery is completely
dead, and cannot be
recharged.
Depending on conditions,
the E indicator may flash,
even if there are 5 to 10
minutes remaining.
Self-diagnosis display (p. 52)
Moisture condensation has
occurred*
Fast flashing:
•Eject the cassette, turn off
your camcorder, and leave it
for about 1 hour with the
cassette compartment open
(p. 55).
Warning indicator as to tape
Slow flashing:
•The tape is near the end.
•No tape is inserted (p. 15).*
•The write-protect tab on the
cassette is out (red) (p. 15).*
Fast flashing:
•The tape has run out (p. 15).*
Additional Information
C:21:00
You need to eject the
cassette
Slow flashing:
•The write-protect tab on the
cassette is out (red) (p. 15).*
Fast flashing:
•Moisture condensation has
occurred (p. 55).
•The tape has run out
(p. 15, 24).*
•The self-diagnosis display
function is activated (p. 52).*
The lithium battery is weak
or is not installed (p. 47)
Warning messages
•CLOCK SET
Reset the date and time (p. 44).
•For “InfoLITHIUM”
BATTERY ONLY
Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 13).
•
CLEANING CASSETTE The video heads are dirty (p. 56).
•START/STOP KEY
Press the START/STOP button to activate the ORC
setting. This message is displayed in white (p. 42).
•ORC
The ORC setting is working. This message is
displayed in white (p. 42).
* You hear the melody or beep sound.
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Using your camcorder abroad
Using your camcorder abroad
You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the AC power adaptor
supplied with your camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Your camcorder is an NTSC system based camcorder. If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, it must be an NTSC system based TV with VIDEO/AUDIO input jack.
The following shows TV color systems used overseas.
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela,
etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Simple setting of clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference. Select WORLD
TIME in the menu settings. See page 43 for more information.
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Maintenance information and
precautions
Moisture condensation
If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this
condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may
not operate correctly. If there is moisture inside your camcorder, the beep sounds and
the % indicator flashes. When the Z indicator flashes at the same time, the cassette is
inserted in your camcorder. If moisture condenses on the lens, the indicator will not
appear.
If moisture condensation occurred
None of the functions except cassette ejection will work. Eject the cassette, turn off your
camcorder, and leave it for about 1 hour with the cassette compartment open. Your
camcorder can be used again if the % indicator does not appear when the power is
turned on again.
Additional Information
Note on moisture condensation
Moisture may condense when you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm
place (or vice versa) or when you use your camcorder in a hot place as follows:
•You bring your camcorder from a ski slope into a place warmed up by a heating
device
•You bring your camcorder from an air-conditioned car or room into a hot place
outside
•You use your camcorder after a squall or a shower
•You use your camcorder in a high temperature and humidity place
How to prevent moisture condensation
When you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, put your
camcorder in a plastic bag and tightly seal it. Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour).
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Maintenance information and precautions
Maintenance information
Cleaning the video head
To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads. The video head
may be dirty when:
•The x indicator and “
CLEANING CASSETTE” message appear one after another
or the x indicator flashes in the viewfinder.
•Playback pictures contain noise.
•Playback pictures are hardly visible.
•Playback pictures do not appear.
If this happens, clean the video heads with the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning cassette (not
supplied).
[a]
[b]
[a] Slightly dirty
[b] Very dirty
Note on video heads
When the playback pictures are still contain noise even if you have cleaned the video
heads with a cleaning cassette, the video heads may have worn down due to long use. If
this is the case, they must be replaced with new heads. Contact your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
Removing dust from inside the viewfinder
– CCD-TR317 only
(1) 1Remove the screw with a screwdriver (not supplied). 2Then, while holding
the RELEASE knob up, 3turn the eyecup in a counterclockwise direction and
pull it out.
(2) Clean the surface with a commercially available blower for a still camera.
(3) Turn the eyecup in a clockwise direction, then replace the screw.
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Caution
Do not remove any other screws. You may remove only the screw to remove the
eyecup.
Maintenance information and precautions
Precautions
Camcorder operation
•Operate your camcorder on 7.2 V (battery pack) or 8.4 V (AC power adaptor).
•For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in this operating
instructions.
•If any solid object or liquid get inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further.
•Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens.
•Keep the POWER switch set to OFF (CHARGE) when you are not using your
camcorder.
•Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so
might cause heat to build up inside.
•Keep your camcorder away from strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration.
On handling tapes
Camcorder care
•When your camcorder is not to be used for a long time, remove the battery.
•Remove the tape, and periodically turn on the power, operate the CAMERA and
PLAYER sections and play back a tape for about 5 minutes when your camcorder is
not to be used for a long time.
•Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust. If there are fingerprints on the lens,
remove them with a soft cloth.
•Clean the camcorder body with a dry soft cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent which may damage the
finish.
•Do not let sand get into your camcorder. When you use your camcorder on a sandy
beach or in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause
your camcorder to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Additional Information
Do not insert anything into the small holes on the rear of the cassette. These holes are
used to sense the type and thickness of the tape and if the recording tab is in or out.
AC power adaptor
•Unplug the unit from a wall outlet when you are not using the unit for a long time. To
disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the power cord itself.
•Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord or if the unit has been dropped or
damaged.
•Do not bend the power cord forcibly, or place a heavy object on it. This will damage
the cord and may cause fire or electrical shock.
•Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the
connecting section. If this happens, a short may occur and the unit may be damaged.
•Always keep metal contacts clean.
•Do not disassemble the unit.
•Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit.
•While the unit is in use, particularly during charging, keep it away from AM receivers
and video equipment. AM receivers and video equipment disturb AM reception and
video operation.
•The unit becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction.
•Do not place the unit in locations that are:
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Vibrating
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Maintenance information and precautions
Battery pack
•Use only the specified charger or video equipment with the charging function.
•To prevent accident from a short circuit, do not allow metal objects to come into
contact with the battery terminals.
•Keep the battery pack away from fire.
•Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 60°C (140°F), such as in a car
parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
•Keep the battery pack dry.
•Do not expose the battery pack to any mechanical shock.
•Do not disassemble nor modify the battery pack.
•Attach the battery pack to the video equipment securely.
•Charging while some capacity remains does not affect the original battery capacity.
If any problem occurs, unplug your camcorder and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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Specifications
Video camera
recorder
System
Video output
Phono jack, 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced
Audio output
Monaural, phone jack, 327 mV
RFU DC OUT
Special minijack, DC 5V
LANC control jack
Stereo mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm)
MIC jack
Monaural minijack (ø 3.5 mm)
General
Power requirements
7.2 V (battery pack)
8.4 V (AC power adaptor)
Average power consumption
(when using the battery pack)
During camera recording
CCD-TR317 : 2.3 W
CCD-TR517 : 1.9 W
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
CCD-TR317:
102 × 106 × 212 mm (w/h/d)
CCD-TR517:
102 × 106 × 195 mm (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
740 g (1 lb 10 oz)
excluding the battery pack, lithium
battery, cassette and shoulder
strap
880 g (1 lb 15 oz)
including the battery pack
NP-F330, lithium battery CR2025,
cassette P6-120 and shoulder strap
Supplied accessories
See page 8.
AC power adaptor
Power requirements
100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
23 W
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
125 × 39 × 62 mm (w/h/d)
excluding projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
280 g
excluding power cord
Battery pack
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
5.0 Wh
Dimensions (approx.)
38 × 21 × 71 mm (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
95 g
Type
Lithium ion
Additional Information
Video recording system
2 rotary heads
Helical scanning FM system
Audio recording system
Rotary heads, FM system
Video signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Usable cassette
8 mm video format cassette
Standard 8
Recording/playback time (using
cassette P6-120)
SP mode: 2 hours
LP mode: 4 hours
Fastforward/rewind time (using
cassette P6-120)
Approx. 5 min.
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder
CCD-TR317: monochrome
CCD-TR517: color
Image device
1/6 inch CCD (Charged Coupled
Device)
Approx. 270,000 pixels (Effective:
Approx. 250,000 pixels)
Lens
Combined power zoom lens
Filter diameter 37 mm
20× (Optical), 200× (Digital)
Focal length
3.6 - 72 mm
When converted to a 35 mm still
camera
51.8 - 1036 mm
Color temperature
Auto
Minimum illumination
1 lux (F 1.4)
0 lux (in the NightShot mode)*
* Objects unable to be seen due to
the dark can be shot with
infrared lighting.
Input / output
connectors
Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
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— Quick Reference —
Identifying the parts and controls
Camcorder
1
5
6
2
7
3
8
9
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1 NEAR/FAR dial (p. 34)
7 Power zoom lever (p. 18)
2 FOCUS switch (p. 34)
8 BATT RELEASE lever (p. 9)
3 POWER switch (p. 16)
9 STANDBY switch (p. 16)
4 Eyecup RELEASE knob (CCD-TR317
only) (p. 56)
0 START/STOP button (p. 16)
5 Eyecup (p. 56)
6 Viewfinder lens adjustment lever
(p. 17)
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qd Video control buttons (p. 24, 25)
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m REW (rewind)
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M FF (fastforward)
X PAUSE (pause)
qf EDITSEARCH button (p. 22)
qg Lens cover (p. 16)
Quick Reference
qj
ql NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 20)
w; Display window (p. 65)
wa Tripod receptacle (base)
Make sure that the length of the tripod
screw is less than 6.5 mm. Otherwise,
you cannot attach the tripod securely
and the screw may damage your
camcorder.
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wg MENU button (p. 40)
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e; PROGRAM AE button (p. 31)
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Quick Reference
wk DATE button (p. 21)
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Identifying the parts and controls
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LANC stands for Local Application
Control Bus System. The control jack
is used for controlling the tape transport
of video equipment and other
peripherals connected to the video
equipment. This jack has the same
function as the jack indicated as
CONTROL L or REMOTE.
el RFU DC OUT (RFU adaptor DC output)
jack (p. 23)
r; MIC jack (PLUG IN POWER)
Connect an external microphone
(not supplied). This jack also accepts
a “plug-in-power” microphone.
If you connect a 2-pin microphone,
supply power from DC OUT jack.
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Operation indicators
Viewfinder
Display window
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q sRemaining tape indicator (p. 19)
2Remaining battery time indicator
(p. 19)
qdNIGHTSHOT indicator (p. 20)
3Exposure indicator (p. 33)/Zoom
indicator (p. 18)
4Fader indicator (p. 29)
5Wide mode indicator (p. 26)
6Picture effect indicator (p. 30)
7PROGRAM AE indicator (p. 32)
8Backlight indicator (p. 19)
9Manual focusing indicator (p. 34)
q;STBY/REC indicator (p. 19)/ Video
control mode indicator (p. 25)
Quick Reference
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qfAUTO DATE indicator (p. 45)/Date
indicator (p. 21, 44)
qgTime indicator (p. 21, 44)
qhWarning indicators (p. 53)
qjRecording lamp (CCD-TR317 only)
(p. 16)
qkDate or time indicator (p. 21, 44)/Tape
counter indicator (p. 19)/Self-diagnosis
display indicator (p. 52)/Remaining
battery time indicator (p. 10)
qlFULL charge indicator (p. 10)
qaTape counter indicator (p. 19)/Selfdiagnosis display indicator (p. 52)
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TBC [MENU] (p. 40)
DNR [MENU] (p. 40)
Index
A, B
I, J, K, L
AC power adaptor .................. 10
Adjusting viewfinder ............. 17
A/V connecting cable ...... 23, 39
BACK LIGHT .......................... 19
Battery pack ............................... 9
Beep .......................................... 43
BOUNCE .................................. 28
“InfoLITHIUM” battery ........
Infrared rays emitter ..............
LANC .......................................
LP mode ...................................
C, D
Charging battery .....................
Clock set ...................................
Connection
(viewing on TV) ...................
(dubbing a tape) ..................
DEMO .......................................
DNR ..........................................
Dubbing a tape ........................
10
44
23
39
43
41
39
EDIT ..........................................
EDITSEARCH .........................
Exposure ..................................
External microphone (not
supplied) ...............................
41
22
33
64
F, G, H
FADER .....................................
Fade in/out ..............................
FOCUS ......................................
Full charge ...............................
Grip strap .................................
Heads ........................................
28
28
34
10
64
56
M, N
Manual focus ...........................
Menu settings ..........................
Moisture condensation ..........
MONOTONE ..........................
Mosaic fader ............................
NIGHTSHOT ..........................
Normal charge ........................
NTSC system ...........................
34
40
55
28
28
20
10
54
O, P, Q
Operation indicators .............. 65
ORC .......................................... 42
Picture effect ............................ 30
Picture search .......................... 25
Playback pause ........................ 25
Power sources
(house current) ..................... 14
(car battery) .......................... 14
(battery pack) ......................... 9
Power zoom ............................. 18
PROGRAM AE ....................... 31
Self-diagnosis display ............
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial ...........
Shoulder strap .........................
Skip scan ..................................
Standard 8 mm system ..........
STRIPE ......................................
Superimposing the date and
time ........................................
52
62
62
25
46
28
21
T, U, V
Tape counter ............................
TBC ...........................................
Telephote .................................
Title ...........................................
Transition .................................
TV color systems .....................
19
41
18
35
22
54
W, X, Y, Z
Warning indicators .................
Wide-angle ..............................
Wide mode ..............................
WORLD TIME .........................
Write-protect tab .....................
Zoom ........................................
53
18
26
43
15
18
Quick Reference
E
S
13
20
64
42
R
Rec Review ..............................
Recording and playback
systems ..................................
Recording mode ......................
Recording time ........................
Remaining tape indicator ......
Remaining battery time
indicator ................................
Remote control jack
(LANC) ..................................
RFU adaptor ............................
22
46
42
12
19
19
64
23
67
Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
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