DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/ DVD109E/DVD608

DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E
SERVICE MANUAL
LEVEL
1
US Model
Canadian Model
AEP Model
UK Model
East European Model
North European Model
E Model
Australian Model
Hong Kong Model
Chinese Model
Argentine Model
Brazilian Model
Ver. 1.0 2007.01
Revision History
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SPECIFICATIONS
SELF DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION
MODEL INFORMATION TABLE
ACCESSORIES
The components identified by
mark 0 or dotted line with
mark 0 are critical for safety.
Replace only with part number specified.
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Les composants identifiés par une
marque 0 sont critiques pour la
sécurité.
Ne les remplacer que par une pièce
portant le numéro spécifié.
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E_L1
9-852-173-41
Sony EMCS Co.
2007A0500-1
© 2007.1
Published by Kohda TEC
SPECIFICATIONS
System
Video compression format
MPEG2/JPEG (Still images)
Audio compression format
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD608E
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
DCR-DVD109E
Dolby Digital 2/5.1ch
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
Video signal
PAL color, CCIR standards
Usable discs
8 cm DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R/
DVD+R DL
Recording format
Movie
DVD-RW: DVD-VIDEO (VIDEO mode),
DVD-Video Recording
(VR mode)
DVD+RW: DVD+RW Video
DVD-R/DVD+R DL: DVD-VIDEO
Still image
Exif* Ver.2.2
Recording time
DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R
HQ: Approx. 20 min
SP: Approx. 30 min
LP: Approx. 60 min
DVD+R DL
HQ: Approx. 35 min
SP: Approx. 55 min
LP: Approx. 110 min
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color)
Image device
3 mm (1/6 type) CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
Gross:
Approx. 800 000 pixels
Effective (Movie):
Approx. 400 000 pixels
Effective (Still):
Approx. 400 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical:40×, Digital:80×, 2 000×
Focal length
F=1.8-4.1
f=1.9 - 76.0mm (3/32 - 3 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still camera
For movies:
36 - 1 440mm (1 7/16 - 56 3/4 in.)
For still images:
36 - 1 440mm (1 7/16 - 56 3/4 in.)
Color temperature
[AUTO], [ONE PUSH], [INDOOR] (3 200 K),
[OUTDOOR] (5 800 K)
Minimum illumination
3 lx (lux) (AUTO SLW SHUTTR ON, Shutter
speed 1/25 second)
0 lx (lux) (during NightShot plus function)
* “Exif” is a file format for still images, established
by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association). Files in this
format can have additional information such as
your camcorder’s setting information at the time
of recording.
**In 16:9 mode, the focal length figures are actual
figures resulting from wide angle pixel readout.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video output
10 pin connector
Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
Chrominance signal: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
Audio signal: 327 mV (at Load impedance
47 kΩ (kilohms)), Output impedance less than
2.2 kΩ (kilohms)
USB jack
mini-B
(DCR-DVD106E/DVD109E: output only)
Mass (Approx.)
390 g (13 oz) main unit only
440 g (15 oz) including the NP-FH40
rechargeable battery pack and disc
Supplied accessories
AC Adaptor (1)
Mains lead (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
USB cable (1)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH40 (1)
CD-ROM “Handycam Application Software” (1)
Operating Guide (1)
See page 6.
AC Adaptor AC-L200/L200B
Power requirements
AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Current consumption
0.35 - 0.18 A
Power consumption
18W
Output voltage
DC 8.4V*
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.)
LCD screen
48 × 29 × 81 (1 15/16 × 1 3/16 × 3 1/4 in.)
(w × h × d) excluding the projecting parts
Picture
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
Total number of pixels
123 200 (560 × 220)
General
Power requirements
6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack)
8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
Average power consumption
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD608E
LCD : 2.9W
Viewfinder : 2.7W
DCR-DVD109E
LCD : 3.0W
Viewfinder : 2.8W
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.)
54.5 × 89 × 130.5 mm (2 1/4 × 3 5/8 × 5 1/4
in.) (w × h × d) including the projecting parts
54.5 × 89 × 130.5 mm (2 1/4 × 3 5/8 × 5 1/4
in.) (w × h × d) including the projecting parts
with supplied battery pack NP-FH40 attached
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E_L1
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Mass (Approx.)
170 g (6 oz) excluding the mains lead
* See at the label of AC Adaptor for other
specifications.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH40
Maximum output voltage
DC8.4V
Output voltage
DC7.2V
Capacity
4.9 wh (680 mAh)
Dimensions (Approx.)
31.8 × 18.5 × 45.0 mm
(1 5/16 × 3/4 × 1 13/16 in.) (w × h × d)
Mass (Approx.)
45 g (1.6 oz)
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Type
Li-ion
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Model information table
Model
Destination
Color system
5.1ch recording
Data CAM → PC
copy PC → CAM
DCR-DVD106E
AEP, UK, EE, NE
PAL
×
a
×
DCR-DVD108
US, CND, E, AR, BR
NTSC
×
a
a
DCR-DVD108E
NE
PAL
×
a
a
Model
Destination
Color system
5.1ch recording
Data CAM → PC
copy PC → CAM
DCR-DVD109E
AEP, UK, EE, NE
PAL
a
a
×
DCR-DVD608
E
NTSC
×
a
a
DCR-DVD608E
E, HK, AUS, CH
PAL
×
a
a
• Abbreviation
AR : Argentine model
AUS : Australian model
BR : Brazilian model
CH : Chinese model
CND : Canadian model
EE : East European model
HK : Hong Kong model
JE : Tourist model
KR : Korea model
MX : Mexican model
NE : North European model
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E_L1
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CAUTION:
The use of optical instrument with this product will increase eye
hazard.
CAUTION :
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or perfor mance
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
WARNING!!
WHEN SERVICING, DO NOT APPROACH THE LASER
EXIT WITH THE EYE TOO CLOSELY. IN CASE IT IS
NECESSARY TO CONFIRM LASER BEAM EMISSION,
BE SURE TO OBSERVE FROM A DISTANCE OF MORE
THAN 30 cm FROM THE SURFACE OF THE
OBJECTIVE LENS ON THE OPTICAL PICK-UP BLOCK.
SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!!
COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED BY MARK 0 OR DOTTED LINE WITH
MARK 0 ON THE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND IN THE PARTS
LIST ARE CRITICAL TO SAFE OPERATION. REPLACE THESE
COMPONENTS WITH SONY PARTS WHOSE PART NUMBERS
APPEAR AS SHOWN IN THIS MANUAL OR IN SUPPLEMENTS
PUBLISHED BY SONY.
ATTENTION AU COMPOSANT AYANT RAPPORT
À LA SÉCURITÉ!
LES COMPOSANTS IDENTIFÉS PAR UNE MARQUE 0 SUR LES
DIAGRAMMES SCHÉMATIQUES ET LA LISTE DES PIÈCES SONT
CRITIQUES POUR LA SÉCURITÉ DE FONCTIONNEMENT. NE
REMPLACER CES COMPOSANTS QUE PAR DES PIÈSES SONY
DONT LES NUMÉROS SONT DONNÉS DANS CE MANUEL OU
DANS LES SUPPÉMENTS PUBLIÉS PAR SONY.
SAFETY CHECK-OUT
After correcting the original service problem, perform the following
safety checks before releasing the set to the customer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check the area of your repair for unsoldered or poorly-soldered
connections. Check the entire board surface for solder splashes
and bridges.
Check the interboard wiring to ensure that no wires are
"pinched" or contact high-wattage resistors.
Look for unauthorized replacement parts, particularly
transistors, that were installed during a previous repair. Point
them out to the customer and recommend their replacement.
Look for parts which, through functioning, show obvious signs
of deterioration. Point them out to the customer and
recommend their replacement.
5.
6.
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E_L1
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Check the B+ voltage to see it is at the values specified.
Flexible Circuit Board Repairing
• Keep the temperature of the soldering iron around 270˚C
during repairing.
• Do not touch the soldering iron on the same conductor of the
circuit board (within 3 times).
• Be careful not to apply force on the conductor when soldering
or unsoldering.
SELF-DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION
1. Self-diagnosis Function
2. Self-diagnosis Display
When problems occur while the unit is operating, the self-diagnosis
function starts working, and displays on the viewfinder or LCD
screen what to do.
Details of the self-diagnosis functions are provided in the Instruction
manual.
When problems occur while the unit is operating, the counter of the
viewfinder or LCD screen shows a 4-digit display consisting of an
alphabet and numbers, which blinks at 3.2 Hz. This 5-character
display indicates the “repaired by:”, “block” in which the problem
occurred, and “detailed code” of the problem.
Viewfinder or LCD screen
C:31:11
Blinks at 3.2Hz
C
Repaired by:
31
11
Block
C : Corrected by customer
H : Corrected by dealer
E : Corrected by service
engineer
Detailed Code
Refer to “3. Self-diagnosis Code Table”.
Indicates the appropriate
step to be taken.
E.g.
31 ....Reload the tape.
32 ....Turn on power again.
3. Self-diagnosis Code Table
Repaired by:
Self-diagnosis Code
Block
Function
Detailed
Code
C
0
4
0
0
C
1
3
0
1
C
1
3
0
2
Symptom/State
Correction
Non-standard battery is used.
“Memory Stick Duo” is unformatted.
“Memory Stick Duo” is broken.
Disc access error
Use the InfoLITHIUM battery.
Format the “Memory Stick Duo”.
Insert a new “Memory Stick Duo”.
Clean the disc with the supplied cleaning cloth.
Use a compatible disc with the camcorder.
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E_L1
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Checking supplied accessories.
Other accessories
Note: This item is supplied with the unit as an accessory, but is
not prepared as a service part.
AC Adaptor
(AC-L200)
0 1-479-285-21
Power Cord
0 1-555-074-91 (AUS)
0 1-782-476-71 (CH)
0 1-823-945-41 (US, CND)
0 1-827-269-31 (UK, HK)
0 1-827-826-41 (AEP, EE, NE,
E: PAL, E: NTSC (Latin America))
0 1-830-518-41 (E: NTSC (Except
Latin America))
0 1-832-106-31 (AR)
Conversion (2P) Adaptor
Conversion (2P) Adaptor
0 1-569-008-12
0 1-569-007-12
(E: NTSC (Latin America))
(E: NTSC (Except Latin America))
Rechargeable Battery Pack
NP-FH40
(Note)
CD-ROM
“Handycam Application Software”
3-093-590-02
USB Cable
1-829-868-31
A/V Connecting Cable
1-831-553-11
2-319-496-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH)
(DVD108: US, CND/DVD608: E)
2-319-496-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH) (DVD108: CND)
2-319-496-31 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SPANISH) (DVD108: E, AR)
2-319-496-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (TRADITIONAL CHINESE)
(DVD608: E)
2-319-497-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH)
(DVD106E: AEP, UK/DVD109E: AEP, UK/
DVD608E: E, HK, AUS)
2-319-497-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH) (DVD106E: AEP/
DVD109E: AEP/DVD608E: E)
2-319-497-31 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (GERMAN, DUTCH)
(DVD106E: AEP/DVD109E: AEP)
2-319-497-41 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (TURKISH)
(DVD106E: EE/DVD109E: EE)
2-319-497-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SPANISH, PORTUGUESE)
(DVD106E: AEP/DVD109E: AEP)
2-319-497-61 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ITALIAN, GREEK)
(DVD106E: AEP/DVD109E: AEP)
2-319-497-71 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (RUSSIAN, SWEDISH)
(DVD106E: NE/DVD108E: NE/DVD109E: NE)
2-319-497-81 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (DANISH, FINNISH)
(DVD106E: NE/DVD108E: NE/DVD109E: NE)
2-319-497-91 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (POLISH, CZECH)
(DVD106E: EE/DVD109E: EE)
2-319-498-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (HUNGARIAN, SLOVAK)
(DVD106E: EE/DVD109E: EE)
2-319-498-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE)
(DVD608E: E, CH)
2-319-498-61 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (TRADITIONAL CHINESE)
(DVD608E: HK)
2-319-498-71 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ARABIC, PERSIAN)
(DVD608E: E)
DVD-ROM
“ENJOY HANDYCAM”
3-093-691-11 (US, CND, E, AR)
ENGLISH / FRENCH / SPANISH / PORTUGUESE
3-093-691-21 (UK, EE, NE)
ENGLISH / RUSSIAN / GERMAN
3-093-691-31 (AEP)
ENGLISH / SPANISH / PORTUGUESE / ITALIAN
3-093-691-41 (AEP)
ENGLISH / FRENCH / PORTUGUESE / DUTCH
3-093-691-61 (E, HK, AUS, CH)
ENGLISH / FRENCH / SIMPLIFIED CHINESE for CHINA /
TRADITIONAL CHINESE for HONG KONG
3-093-691-71 (E)
ENGLISH / TRADITIONAL CHINESE for TAIWAN / SPANISH / PORTUGUESE
• Refer to the cover for mark 0.
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608/DVD608E_L1
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2-319-497-11(1)
Digital Video Camera Recorder
Enjoying with your
camcorder
10
Getting Started
19
Recording/Playback 29
Operating Guide
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD608E/DVD708E
GB
Editing
46
Utilizing recording media
55
Customizing your
camcorder
60
Using a Computer
78
Troubleshooting
83
Additional
Information
96
Quick
110
Reference
Additional information on this product and answers
to frequently asked questions can be found at our
Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
Printed on 70% or more recycled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)
-free vegetable oil based ink.
Printed in China
© 2007 Sony Corporation
Read this before operating your camcorder
Before operating the unit, please read this
manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard. Use of controls or
adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Replace the battery with the specified type only.
Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
FOR CUSTOMERS IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted
to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362
(i.e., marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the
fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
FOR CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE
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ATTENTION
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8
feet).
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and other
European countries with
separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Applicable Accessory: Remote Commander
(DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E)
For customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669).
The number below is for the FCC related matters
only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DCR-DVD608E
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA
92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DCR-DVD708E
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA
92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Note
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a
digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
Battery pack
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Notes on use
Your camcorder is supplied with two
kinds of operations guides.
– “Operating Guide” (This manual)
– “First Step Guide” for using your
camcorder with the computer connected
(stored on the supplied CD-ROM)
Types of the disc you can use in your
camcorder
You can use the following discs only.
Continued ,
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Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)
– 8cm DVD-RW
– 8cm DVD+RW
– 8cm DVD-R
– 8cm DVD+R DL
Use the discs with marks listed below. See
page 12 for details.
“Memory Stick PRO” compatible
equipment.
• Do not attach a label or the like on a
“Memory Stick Duo” or a Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor.
For reliability durability of recording /
playback, we recommend that you use Sony
discs or discs with an
*(for
VIDEO CAMERA) mark for your
camcorder.
Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo”
with “Memory Stick” compatible
equipment
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
b Note
• Using a disc other than above may cause the
unsatisfactory recording/playback or you may
not be able to remove the disc from your
camcorder.
* Depending on the place you bought, the disc has
mark.
Using the camcorder
• Do not hold the camcorder by the
following parts.
Types of “Memory Stick” you can use
in your camcorder
You can use “Memory Stick Duo” marked
with
or
(p. 99).
Viewfinder
LCD screen
“Memory Stick Duo”
(This size can be used with your
camcorder.)
Battery
“Memory Stick”
(You cannot use it in your camcorder.)
• You cannot use any type of memory card
except “Memory Stick Duo.”
• “Memory Stick PRO” and “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” can be used only with
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• The camcorder is not dustproofed,
dripproofed or waterproofed. See “About
handling of your camcorder” (p. 102).
• To prevent discs from being broken or
recorded images from being lost, do not
do the following when either of the
respective lamps of the POWER switch
(p. 23) or the access lamps (p. 26, 27) is
on:
– to remove the battery pack or AC
Adaptor from the camcorder.
– to apply mechanical shock or vibration to
the camcorder.
• When connecting your camcorder to
another device with a USB cable, be sure
to insert the connector plug in the correct
way. Pushing the plug forcibly into the
terminal will damage the terminal and
may result in a malfunction of your
camcorder.
About menu items, LCD panel,
viewfinder, and lens
• A menu item that is grayed out is not
available under the current recording or
playback conditions.
• The LCD screen and the viewfinder are
manufactured using extremely highprecision technology, so over 99.99% of
the pixels are operational for effective
use. However, there may be some tiny
black points and/or bright points (white,
red, blue, or green in color) that appear
constantly on the LCD screen and the
viewfinder. These points are normal
results of the manufacturing process and
do not affect the recording in any way.
problems. You cannot delete images once
you record them on a DVD-R/DVD+R
DL. Use a DVD-RW/DVD+RW for trial
recording (p. 12).
• Compensation for the contents of
recordings cannot be provided, even if
recording or playback is not possible due
to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage
media, etc.
• TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your
recordings on a TV, you need a PAL
system-based TV.
• Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the copyright laws.
About language setting
The on-screen displays in each local
language are used for illustrating the
operating procedures. Change the screen
language before using your camcorder if
necessary (p. 24).
About this manual
Black point
White, red, blue or
green point
• Exposing the LCD screen, the viewfinder,
or the lens to direct sunlight for long
periods of time may cause malfunctions.
• Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might
cause your camcorder to malfunction.
Take images of the sun only in low light
conditions, such as at dusk.
On recording
• Before starting to record, test the
recording function to make sure the image
and sound are recorded without any
• The LCD screens and the viewfinder
images and indicators shown in this
manual were taken with a digital still
camera, and may look different from what
you actually see.
• Design and specifications of recording
media and other accessories are subject to
change without notice.
• The illustration used in this manual are
based on the model DCR-DVD308E.
• Disc in this Operating Guide refers to 8cm
DVD discs.
About the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl
Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by
Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony
Corporation, and produces superior images.
It adopts the MTF measurement system for
video cameras and offers a quality typical
of a Carl Zeiss lens.
Continued ,
5
Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)
MTF= Modulation Transfer Function. The
number value indicates the amount of light
from a subject coming into the lens.
About the marks used in this manual
• The operations available depend on the
disc used. The following marks are used
to indicate the type of disc you can use
for a particular operation.
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Table of Contents
Read this before operating your
camcorder .................................... 2
Subject examples and solutions
...................................................... 9
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What you can do with your
camcorder .................................. 10
Choosing a disc .......................... 12
Using your camcorder ................ 14
“ HOME” and “ OPTION”
- Taking advantage of two types of
menus ........................................ 16
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
.................................................... 19
Step 2: Charging the battery pack
.................................................... 20
Step 3: Turning the power on, and
setting the date and time ............ 23
Changing the language setting
....................................................... 24
Step 4: Preparing for recording
.................................................... 25
Step 5: Inserting a disc or a
“Memory Stick Duo” ................... 26
Recording/Playback
Recording and playing back with
ease (Easy Handycam) .............. 29
Recording ................................... 32
Zooming ........................................ 34
Recording sound with more presence
(5.1ch surround recording) (DCRDVD109E/DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E) ..................................... 34
Recording in dark places (NightShot
plus) .............................................. 35
Adjusting the exposure for backlit
subjects ........................................ 35
Recording in mirror mode ............. 35
Selecting the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3)
(DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E)
....................................................... 35
Playback .....................................37
Using PB zoom ............................. 39
Playing back a series of still images
(Slide show) .................................. 39
Playing the picture on a TV
....................................................40
Making the disc compatible with
playback on other devices or DVD
drives (Finalizing) .......................42
Editing
(OTHERS) category .............46
Deleting images ..........................46
Dividing the image ......................48
Creating the Playlist ...................49
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD
recorders ....................................52
Printing recorded images
(PictBridge compliant printer)
....................................................53
Utilizing recording media
(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY)
category ......................................55
Playing a disc on other devices
....................................................55
Finding the right disc (DISC
SELECT GUIDE) ........................56
Deleting all scenes on the disc
(Formatting) ................................57
Recording additional scenes after
finalizing ....................................58
Customizing your camcorder
What you can do with the
(SETTINGS) category of the
HOME MENU .............................60
Using the HOME MENU ................ 60
Continued ,
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Table of Contents (Continued)
List of the
(SETTINGS) category
items .............................................. 61
MOVIE SETTINGS .................... 62
(Items for recording movies)
PHOTO SETTINGS ................... 64
(Items for recording still images)
VIEW IMAGES SET ................... 65
(Items to customize the display)
SOUND/DISP SET .................... 67
(Items to adjust beep and the
screen)
OUTPUT SETTINGS ................. 68
(Items for when connecting other
devices)
CLOCK/
LANG ........................ 69
(Items to set clock and language)
GENERAL SET .......................... 70
(Other setup items)
Activating functions using the
OPTION MENU ..................... 71
Using the OPTION MENU ............. 71
Recording items on the OPTION
MENU ............................................ 72
Viewing items on the OPTION MENU
....................................................... 72
Functions set in the OPTION MENU
.................................................... 73
Using a Computer
What you can do with Windows
computer .................................... 78
Installing the “First Step Guide” and
software ..................................... 79
Viewing “First Step Guide”
.................................................... 81
Using a Macintosh computer
.................................................... 82
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ......................... 83
Warning indicators and messages
.................................................... 92
Additional Information
Using your camcorder abroad
.................................................... 96
Maintenance and precautions
.................................................... 98
Specifications ........................... 106
Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls
.................................................. 110
Indicators displayed during
recording/playback ................... 114
Glossary ................................... 117
Index ........................................ 118
Subject examples and solutions
Shooting
Flowers in close-up
B PORTRAIT ...................................... 75
B FOCUS............................................ 73
B TELE MACRO ................................. 73
Focusing on the
dog on the left side
of the screen
B FOCUS............................................ 73
B SPOT FOCUS.................................. 73
Getting a good shot
of a ski slope or
beach
B BACK LIGHT ................................... 35
B BEACH............................................ 75
B SNOW ............................................ 75
A child on the stage
under a spot light
B SPOTLIGHT.....................................75
Fireworks with all
its splendor
B FIREWORKS....................................74
B FOCUS ............................................73
A sleeping child
under dim light
B NightShot plus ................................35
B COLOR SLOW SHTR .......................76
Checking your golf
swing
B SPORTS ......................................... 75
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What you can do with your camcorder
Your camcorder records image data on 8cm DVD*.
It is more convenient than video tape and far more versatile.
Taking beautiful shots easily
No rewinding to start recording (p.29, 32)
Recorded images are stored in empty areas on the
disc so there is no risk that valuable recordings are
accidentally overwritten.
Since no rewinding is necessary prior to recording,
you can start shooting any time you desire.
b Notes
• Still images can be recorded only on "Memory Stick
Duo."
You can find a scene quickly using a VISUAL
INDEX screen (p.30, 37)
The VISUAL INDEX screen allows you to check
recorded at a glance. All you have to do is touch the
scene you want to view.
The disc does not wear out no matter how many
times you play it back. The precious moments you
have captured on disc last for a long time.
Records widescreen format and 5.1ch surround
sound (p.34, 35)
You can record high quality widescreen images on a wide
LCD screen that shows the same 16:9 angle of view as a
wide TV. Realistic 5.1ch surround sound can also be
directly recorded onto the disc.
b Notes
• Some models may not support wide screen and 5.1 ch surround
recording.
* DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) is a high-capacity optical disc.
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A recorded disc can be played back on a variety of devices
Playback on a DVD device or DVD drive (p.42)
When finalizing the disc, you can create DVD menus to
enable quick access to scenes you want to view.
Playback on widescreen TV and home theater (p.40)
Images recorded in widescreen format can be played back
on a wide TV with complete panoramic effect. Discs are also
recorded with 5.1ch surround sound to provide full sound on
a home theater.
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You can play back recorded and finalized** discs on a home
DVD device, DVD recorder or DVD drive of a computer that
supports 8cm disc.
b Notes
• Some models may not support wide screen and 5.1 ch surround
recording.
Connecting camcorder to a computer
High-speed image transfer (p.78)
Image data can be quickly transferred to a computer
without requiring playback.
Computers with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) provide
even faster image transfer.
Using the supplied software to edit and copy (p.78)
Picture Motion Browser, the software supplied with your
camcorder allows you to edit movies or still images stored
in your computer to create your original DVD. Copying
discs could not be easier enabling you to share your
precious moments with family and friends.
** Finalizing: a process to make it possible to play back recorded DVD on other DVD devices (p.42).
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Choosing a disc
Your camcorder is compatible with 8cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R and DVD+R DL.
It does not support 12cm discs.
Recording time
Expected recordable time on one side of the disc.
The recordable time varies depending on type of discs or recording mode.
Apporoximate recordable time
( ) : the minimum recording time
Recording mode
9M (HQ) (high quality)
20 (18)
35 (32)
6M (SP) (standard quality)
30 (18)
55 (32)
3M (LP) (long play)
60 (44)
110 (80)
z Tips
• Figures such as 9M and 6M in the table show the average bit rate. M stands for Mbps.
• If you use a double-sided disc, you can record on both sides of the disc (p.98).
Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the
recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of a disc. Movies containing
quickly moving and complex images are recordedat a higher bit rate, and this reduces the overall recording
time.
Recording format for DVD-RW
When you use a DVD-RW, you can choose the recording format from VIDEO mode or VR mode.
In this manual, VIDEO mode is indicated as
and VR mode as
.
A recording format that is compatible with most DVD devices, especially after
finalizing.
In VIDEO mode, only the most recent image can be erased.
A recording format that enables editing with your camcorder (deleting and
rearranging the order of images).
A finalized disc can be played back in DVD devices that support VR mode.
VIDEO mode and VR mode
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Glossary (p.117)
Disc format features
Figures in parentheses ( ) indicate page numbers.
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD+R DL
Disc types and symbols
Both 16:9 (wide) and 4:3 movie can be recorded
on the same disc (35)
z
z
–
z
z
Deleting the most recent recording (47)
z
z
z
–
–
–
z
–
–
–
Deleting or editing recordings on your camcorder
(46)
Using a disc repeatedly even if the disc becomes
full by formatting*2 (57)
z
z
z
–
–
Finalizing required to play on other devices (42)
z
*1z*1
*1–*3
z
z
Creating the DVD menu when you finalize the disc
z
–
z
z
z
–
–
–
–
z
(45)
Making longer recordings on a side of a disc
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Symbols used in this manual
*1 Refer to the instruction manual of your DVD device to see whether it supports the VR mode of DVD-RW.
*2 Formatting deletes all recordings and returns the recording medium to its original empty state (p.57). Even
when using a new disc, format it with your camcorder (p.26).
*3 Finalizing is required to play the disc in a DVD drive on a computer. A DVD+RW that is not finalized may
cause the computer to malfunction.
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Using your camcorder
1Preparing
(See page 19 to 28.)
Select the disc that best suits your needs.
Do you want to delete or edit images on your
camcorder?
Yes
No
Do you want to delete images and reuse
the disc?
Yes
No
For long recording
* Select the recording format and format the disc on your camcorder (p.26).
z Tips
• You can select the disc from [DISC SELECT GUIDE] (p.56).
2Recording, playback, editing
(See pages 32, 37, and 46.)
What you can do with your camcorder depends on the type of disc (p.13).
3Viewing on your camcorder
(See pages 30 and 37)
You can also connect it to a TV for viewing
(p.40).
Continued on the next page
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4Viewing on another DVD device
(See pages 42, 55.)
Finalize
DVD device /
DVD recorder
DVD drive
b Notes
• The less the recording volume of the disc is, the more it takes time to finalize the disc.
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To view a disc recorded on your camcorder on other DVD devices, you need to finalize
it first.
The features of a finalized disc depend on disc type.
Finalize
Finalize
Like commercially sold
DVD, this disc can be
played back in most DVD
devices after finalizing.
Finalize
Finalize
The disc can be played back
in a device compatible with
the DVD-RW VR mode.
Recordings cannot be
added even if there is free
space left.
Unfinalizing allows you
to add recordings (p.58).
Recordings can be added
without unfinalizing.
The disc can be played back without finalizing.
But finalizing is required in some cases.
For details, see page 42.
Playback compatibility
Playback compatibility with any DVD device is not guaranteed. Refer to the instruction manual
supplied with your DVD device or consult your dealer.
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“
HOME” and “
OPTION”
- Taking advantage of two types of menus
“ HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your
camcorder
(HELP)
Displays a description of the item (p. 17)
Category
B Categories and items of the HOME MENU
(CAMERA) category
Items
Page
MOVIE*
33
Items
Page
PHOTO*
33
FINALIZE*
42
DISC SELECT GUIDE
56
(VIEW IMAGES) category
FORMAT*
57
Items
Page
VISUAL INDEX*
37
UNFINALIZE
58
PLAYLIST
49
DISC INFO
55
(OTHERS) category
16
(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY)
category
FORMAT*
58
(SETTINGS) category
Items
Page
DELETE*
46
EDIT
48
PLAYLIST EDIT
49
PRINT
53
COMPUTER
78
To customize your camcorder (p. 60).
* You can also set these items during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 29). For items
available in the
(SETTINGS) category, see
page 61.
Using the HOME MENU
Example: [EDIT]
1 Turn the POWER switch to turn
on your camcorder.
the guidance on the screen.
To hide the HOME MENU screen
Touch
2 Press
(HOME) A (or B).
When you want to know something
about the function of each item on the
HOME MENU - HELP
1 Press
(HOME) B
.
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5 Continue operation by following
(HOME).
The HOME MENU appears.
(HOME) A
2 Touch
(HELP).
The bottom of the
turns orange.
(HELP) button
3 Touch the category you want to
use.
Example:
(OTHERS) category
4 Touch the item you want to use.
Continued ,
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“
HOME” and “
OPTION” (Continued)
3 Touch the item you want to know the
content.
MOVIE
Records a movie.
Activate?
YES
NO
When you touch an item, its explanation
appears on the screen.
To apply the option, touch [YES],
otherwise, touch [NO].
To deactivate the HELP
Touch
(HELP) again in step 2.
Using the OPTION MENU
Just a touch on the screen during recording
or playback displays the functions available
at that moment. You will find it easy to
make various settings. See page 71 for
further details.
(OPTION)
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have the following
items supplied with your camcorder.
The number in the parentheses indicates the
number of that item supplied.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH40 (1)
(p. 20)
AC Adaptor (1) (p. 20)
Operating Guide (This manual) (1)
Mains lead (1) (p. 20)
Getting Started
CD-ROM “Handycam Application
Software” (1) (p. 78)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 40, 52)
USB cable (1) (p. 53)
Wireless Remote Commander (DCRDVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E) (1)
(p. 113)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack
POWER switch
2
1
3
DC IN jack
Jack cover
Battery
4
DC plug
AC Adaptor
4
CHG
(charge)
lamp
Mains lead
To the wall socket
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (H series) (p. 101) after
attaching it to your camcorder.
b Notes
• You can use only "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack
H series.
1 Turn the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to OFF
(CHG) (The default setting).
4 Connect the mains lead to the AC
Adaptor and the wall socket.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and
charging starts. The CHG (charge) lamp
turns off when the battery is fully
charged.
5 Disconnect the AC Adaptor from
the DC IN jack on your
camcorder.
2 Attach the battery pack by sliding
it in the direction of the arrow
until it clicks.
3 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder.
Open the jack cover, and connect the
DC plug of the AC Adaptor.
Match the v mark on the DC plug with
the v mark on your camcorder.
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b Notes
• Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN
jack holding both the camcorder and the DC
plug.
To remove the battery pack
Turn the POWER switch to OFF(CHG).
Slide the BATT (battery) release lever and
remove the battery pack.
Remaining battery (approx.)
BATT (battery)
release lever
• When you remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor, make sure that the
(Movie) lamp/
(Still) lamp (p. 23) is turned off.
When storing the battery pack
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when
you fully charge a fully discharged battery
pack.
Battery pack
Charging time
Fully discharge the battery before storing it
for an extended period.
NP-FH40
(supplied)
125
To use an outside power source
NP-FH50
135
Make the same connections as you do when
charging the battery pack. The battery pack
will not lose its charge in this case.
NP-FH70
170
NP-FH100
390
To check the remaining battery
(Battery Info)
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then
press DISP/BATT INFO.
Recording time
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD608E
Battery pack
After a while, the approximate recordable
time and battery information appear for
about 7 seconds. You can view the battery
information for up to 20 seconds by
pressing DISP/BATT INFO again while the
information is displayed.
Getting Started
Recording capacity (approx.)
b Notes
Continuous
recording
time
95
Typical
recording
time*
NP-FH40
(supplied)
100
45
50
NP-FH50
110
50
120
55
NP-FH70
235
110
255
120
NP-FH100
545
260
590
285
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued)
Playing time
DCR-DVD109E
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time*
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD608E
NP-FH40
(supplied)
90
45
100
50
NP-FH50
105
50
115
55
135
230
110
NP-FH40
(supplied)
120
NP-FH70
245
115
NP-FH50
140
155
250
NP-FH70
300
330
270
NP-FH100
695
760
NP-FH100
525
565
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
Battery pack
NP-FH40
(supplied)
Continuous
recording
time
NP-FH70
NP-FH100
LCD panel
opened
LCD panel
closed
DCR-DVD109E
Battery pack
LCD panel
opened
LCD panel
closed
125
40
NP-FH40
(supplied)
110
85
95
45
NP-FH50
130
145
45
NP-FH70
280
315
100
50
NP-FH100
635
725
110
50
110
50
215
105
Battery pack
235
110
125
110
NP-FH40
(supplied)
110
235
495
235
NP-FH50
130
145
260
NP-FH70
280
315
260
NP-FH100
635
725
95
NP-FH50
Typical
recording
time*
Battery pack
545
545
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
LCD panel
opened*
LCD panel
closed
* When the LCD backlight is on.
* Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, turning the
power on/off and zooming.
b Notes
• All times measured with recording mode [SP]
under the following conditions:
Top: When the LCD backlight turns on.
Middle: When the LCD backlight turns off
(DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E).
Bottom: Recording time when recording with
the viewfinder while the LCD panel is closed.
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On the battery pack
• Before changing the battery pack, Turn the
POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the
(Movie) lamp/
(Still) lamp (p. 23).
• The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during
charging, or Battery Info (p. 21) will not be
correctly displayed under the following
conditions:
– The battery pack is not attached correctly.
– The battery pack is damaged.
– The battery pack is worn-out (For Battery
Info only).
Set the date and time when using this
camcorder for the first time. If you do not
set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET]
screen appears every time you turn on your
camcorder or change the POWER switch
position.
POWER switch
Getting Started
• The power will not be supplied from the battery
as long as the AC Adaptor is connected to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder, even when the
mains lead is disconnected from the wall socket.
• When attaching an optional video light, it is
recommended that you use an NP-FH70/NPFH100 battery pack (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E).
• We do not recommend using an NP-FH30,
which only allows short recording and playback
times, with your camcorder.
Step 3: Turning the
power on, and setting
the date and time
On the charging/recording/playback time
• Times measured when using the camcorder at
25 °C (77 °F) (10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) is
recommended).
• The recording and playback time will be shorter
when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures.
• The recording and playback time will be shorter
depending on the conditions under which you
use your camcorder.
On the AC Adaptor
• Use the nearby wall socket when using the AC
Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the
wall socket immediately if any malfunction
occurs while using your camcorder.
• Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow
space, such as between a wall and furniture.
• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic
objects. This may cause a malfunction.
• Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power
(mains) is still supplied to it while connected to
the wall socket via the AC Adaptor.
1 While pressing the green button,
turn the POWER switch
repeatedly in the direction of the
arrow until the respective lamp
lights up.
(Movie): To record movies
(Still): To record still images
The [CLOCK SET] screen appears.
2 Select the desired geographical
area with v/V, then touch [NEXT].
3 Set [SUMMERTIME], then touch
[NEXT].
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Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time (Continued)
4 Set [Y] (year) with v/V.
camcorder without any operation attempted for
approximately 5 minutes, to save battery power
([A.SHUT OFF], p. 70).
z Tips
1
1
AM
5 Select [M] with b/B, then set the
month with v/V.
6 Set [D] (day), hour and minute in
the same way, then touch [NEXT].
7
Make sure that the clock is
correctly set, then touch
.
The clock starts.
You can set any year up to the year
2037.
To turn off the power
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
To reset the date and time
Select
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS)
t [CLOCK/ LANG] t [CLOCK SET],
and set the date and time.
b Notes
• If you do not use your camcorder for about 3
months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets
discharged and the date and time settings may
be cleared from the memory. In that case,
charge the rechargeable battery and then set the
date and time again (p. 105).
• It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be
ready to shoot after the power is turned on. You
cannot operate your camcorder during this time.
• In the setting at the time of purchase, the power
turns off automatically if you leave your
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• The date and time does not appear during
recording, but they are automatically recorded
on the disc, and can be displayed during
playback (see page 65 for [DATA CODE]).
• Refer to page 97 for information concerning
“World time difference.”
• If the buttons on the touch panel do not work
correctly, adjust the LCD screen
([CALIBRATION], p. 103).
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
Touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS)t[CLOCK/
LANG]t[ LANGUAGE SET], then
select the desired language.
Step 4: Preparing for recording
Opening the lens cover
Slide the LENS COVER switch to OPEN.
BATT INFO for a few seconds until
disappears.
b Notes
• Do not press the buttons on the LCD frame
when you open or adjust the LCD panel.
z Tips
LCD panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder (1), then rotate it to the best
angle to record or play (2).
190 degrees to the
290 degrees camcorder
(max.)
Getting Started
After recording, set the LENS COVER
switch to CLOSE to close the lens cover.
• If you open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder, then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens
side, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD
screen facing out. This is convenient during
playback operations.
• On the HOME MENU, touch
(SETTINGS)
t [SOUND/DISP SET] t [LCD BRIGHT]
(p. 67) to adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
• The information is displayed or hidden (display
y no display) each time you press DISP
BATT/INFO.
Viewfinder
You can view images using the viewfinder
to avoid wearing down the battery, or when
the image seen on the LCD screen is poor.
Viewfinder
DISP/BATT INFO
2180 degrees
(max.)
To turn off the LCD backlight to make
the battery last longer
(DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E)
Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds until
appears.
This setting is practical when you use your
camcorder in bright conditions or you want
to save battery power. The recorded image
will not be affected by the setting. To turn
on the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP/
Viewfinder lens
adjustment lever
Move it until the
image becomes
clear.
z Tips
• You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder
backlight by selecting
(SETTINGS) t
[SOUND/DISP SET] t [VF B.LIGHT] on the
HOME MENU (p. 67).
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Step 5: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick
Duo”
Disc
A new 8 cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVDR, or DVD+R DL is required for recording
(p. 12).
b Notes
• Remove dust or fingerprints from the disc
beforehand, using a soft cloth (p.99).
1 Check that the power of your
camcorder is on.
Set the disc with the label side facing
out when using a single-sided disc.
2 Turn the disc cover OPEN switch
in the direction of the arrow
(OPEN B).
[PREPARING TO OPEN] appears on
the LCD screen.
The disc cover slightly opens
automatically.
Disc cover
OPEN switch
Pickup lens
4 Close the disc cover.
[DISC ACCESS] appears on the LCD
screen.
It may take some time for the camcorder
to recognize the disc.
x DVD-RW/DVD+RW
A screen appears to ask whether you
will use [DISC SELECT GUIDE].
Using [DISC SELECT GUIDE] lets you
format the disc by following the
guidance on the screen. If you do not
want to use it, proceed to step 5.
x DVD-R/DVD+R DL
You can start recording immediately
after [DISC ACCESS] disappears from
the LCD screen. You do not need to
proceed to steps after step 5.
When the disc cover ACCESS lamp
opens slightly, open (Disc)
it further.
5 Touch the option that is right for
you on the screen.
x DVD-RW
3 Set the disc with the recording
side facing your camcorder, then
press the center of the disc until it
clicks.
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Select the recording format, [VIDEO]
or [VR] (p. 12), then touch
.
x DVD+RW
Select the aspect ratio of the movie,
[16:9 WIDE] or [4:3], then touch
.
6 Touch [YES].
when [Completed.] is
displayed.
When the formatting is completed, you
can start recording on the disc.
z Tips
• When you use a DVD-RW while the Easy
Handycam operation (p. 29) is set, the
recording format is fixed to VIDEO
mode.
To remove the disc
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 to open the disc
cover.
2 Press the disc holder in the center of the
disc compartment, and remove the disc by
holding the edge.
Getting Started
7 Touch
• If you catch the belt when closing the disc
cover, it may cause your camcorder to
malfunction.
• Do not touch the disc with the recording side or
pickup lens (p.104).
When using a double-sided disc, take care not to
smudge the surface with fingerprints.
• If you close the disc cover with the disc set
incorrectly, it may cause your camcorder to
malfunction.
• Do not disconnect the power sources during
formatting.
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder:
– while the ACCESS lamp is on
– while the ACCESS lamp is flashing
– while [DISC ACCESS] or [PREPARING TO
OPEN] is displayed on the LCD screen
• It may take some time to remove the disc
depending on the disc condition or recorded
materials.
• It may take up to 10 minutes to remove a disc if
it is damaged or is dirty with fingerprints, etc. In
that case, the disc might be damaged.
z Tips
• You can remove the disc when a power source
is connected to your camcorder even when your
camcorder is turned off. However, the disc
recognition process (step 4) does not start.
• To delete all of the previously recorded images
from a DVD-RW/DVD+RW, then to use it
again to record new images, see “Deleting all
scenes on the disc (Formatting)” on page 57.
• You can check the right disc using [DISC
SELECT GUIDE] on the HOME MENU (page
56).
“Memory Stick Duo”
You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo”
marked with
or
(p. 99).
b Notes
• Be careful not to obstruct the operation with
your hand or other objects, etc., when opening
or closing the disc cover. Move the belt to the
bottom of the camcorder, then open or close the
disc cover.
z Tips
• The number of recordable images vary,
depending on the image quality or the image
size. For details, see page 64.
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Step 5: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” (Continued)
1 Open the LCD panel.
2 Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot
in the right direction until it clicks.
Access lamp
(“Memory Stick Duo”)
To eject a “Memory Stick Duo”
Lightly push the "Memory Stick Duo" in
once and then slide it out of the slot.
b Notes
• Do not try to force the "Memory Stick Duo" out.
Doing so may result in damage.
• When the access lamp is lit or flashing, your
camcorder is reading/writing data. Do not shake
or knock your camcorder, turn the power off,
eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” or remove the
battery pack. Otherwise, image data may be
damaged.
• If you insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
slot in the wrong direction, the “Memory Stick
Duo,” the “Memory Stick Duo” slot, or image
data may be damaged.
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Recording/Playback
Recording and playing back with ease (Easy
Handycam)
Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform
recording or playing back operation without detailed settings. It also makes screen font size
larger for easy viewing.
Open the lens cover (p. 25)
If the POWER
switch is set to
OFF (CHG), turn
it while pressing
the green button.
Recording/Playback
* DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608E
** DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
R
Movies
Still Images
1 Turn the POWER
switch A until the
(Movie) lamp
turns on.
2 Press EASY B.
appears on the LCD screen.
3 Press START/STOP C or D to
start recording*.
1 Turn the POWER
switch A until the
(Still) lamp
turns on.
2 Press EASY B.
appears on the LCD screen.
3 Press PHOTO E to record a still
image**.
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[STBY]t[REC]
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
FlashingtLights up
Press PHOTO
Press PHOTO
E lightly to
E fully to
adjust the
record the still
focus.
image.
* Movies are recorded in the [SP] recording mode.
** Still images are recorded with the [FINE] quality on the "Memory Stick Duo."
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Recording and playing back with ease (Easy Handycam) (Continued)
Viewing recorded movies/still images
1 Turn the POWER switch A to turn on your camcorder.
2 Press
(VIEW IMAGES) F (or G).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to
display the VISUAL INDEX screen.)
Returns to the
recording screen
Disc type
Previous
6 images
Appears with the image on
each of the tab that was
lastly played back/recorded
(B for the still image).
Next
6 images
Returns to the recording
screen
Displays the movies
Displays the still images
3 Start playing back.
Movies:
Touch
, then touch the movie you want to view.
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Beginning of the scene/
previous scene
Stop (go to the
VISUAL INDEX screen)
Toggles Play or
Pause as you touch
1 1 2007
11:23:45
Next scene
Reverse/ Forward
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Still images:
Touch
, then touch the still image you want to view.
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Slide show button
(page 39)
1 1 2007
11:23:45
Go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen
Previous/Next
* [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 65).
• The screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX
screen when the movies from the one you
selected through the one at the end of the list are
all played back.
• You can slow down the playback speed by
touching
during pause.
• You can adjust volume by selecting
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [SOUND
SETTINGS] t [VOLUME], then with
/
.
To cancel Easy Handycam operation
Press EASY B again.
from the screen.
disappears
Menu settings during Easy Handycam
operation
Press
(HOME) H(or I) to display
the menu items available for setup changes
(p.16, 60).
b Notes
• You can neither delete nor edit movies on the
disc during Easy Handycam operation.
• Most of the menu items automatically return to
the default settings. The settings of some menu
items are fixed. For more details, see page 83.
• DVD-RW are formatted in VIDEO mode
(p. 12).
•
(OPTION) will not appear.
• Cancel Easy Handycam operation if you want to
add effects to images or change settings.
Invalid buttons during Easy Handycam
operation
You cannot use some buttons/functions
during Easy Handycam operation since
they are automatically set (p. 83). [Invalid
during Easy Handycam operation.] may
appear if operations not available during
Easy Handycam operation are attempted.
Recording/Playback
z Tips
To view movies on a disc on other
devices (Finalize)
To view movies stored on a disc on a DVD
device or a computer, you need to "finalize"
the disc. For details on finalize operation,
see page 42.
b Notes
• For DVD-R, DVD+R DL, you cannot reuse the
disc or record additional movies onto the disc
once you finalize the disc even if the disc has
free space.
• During Easy Handycam operation, the DVD
menu is fixed to [STYLE1].
• You cannot record additional scenes on a
finalized disc during Easy Handycam operation
(p. 58).
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Recording
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608E
POWER switch A
(HOME) E
PHOTO F
Open the
Lens cover
(p. 25)
(HOME) D
START/STOP
C
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E
START/STOP
C
(HOME) D
START/STOP B
Adjusting the grip belt
Adjust and fasten the grip belt as illustrated,
and hold your camcorder properly.
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b Notes
• If the access lamps (page 26, 27) is on after
recording is finished, it means data is still being
written onto the disc or “Memory Stick Duo.”
Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the battery or
AC Adaptor.
Movies
Still Images
Movies are recorded on the disc. For
recordable time, see page 12.
Still images are recorded on the “Memory
Stick Duo.” For the number of recordable
still images, see page 64.
1 Turn the POWER
1 Turn the POWER
switch A until
the
(Movie)
lamp turns on.
[STBY]t[REC]
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
Recording/Playback
2 Press START/STOP B (or C).
switch A until the
(Still) lamp
turns on.
2 Press PHOTO F.
FlashingtLights up
Press slightly
Press full to
to focus
record
appears next to
. When
disappears, the image has been
recorded.
To switch to the movie recording
mode using the
(HOME) button D
(or E)
Touch
(CAMERA) of HOME MENU
t [MOVIE] or [PHOTO].
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Recording (Continued)
Zooming
You can zoom in up to the magnifications
shown in the following table.
(optical zoom)
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608E
40 ×
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E
25 ×
You can adjust the magnification with the
zoom lever or the zoom button on the LCD
frame.
• Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom
lever. If you move your finger off the power
zoom lever, the operation sound of the power
zoom lever may also be recorded.
• You cannot change the zoom speed with the
zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
• The minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
z Tips
• Using [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 63) let you zoom
in further than the magnification shown in the
table.
Recording sound with more
presence (5.1ch surround
recording) (DCR-DVD109E/
DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E)
Sound picked up by the built-in microphone
is converted to 5.1ch surround sound and
recorded.
Built-in microphone
Wider range of view:
(Wide angle)
Close view: (Telephoto)
* DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
** DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a
slower zoom. Move it further for a faster
zoom.
Your camcorder has Dolby Digital 5.1
Creator installed for recording 5.1ch
surround sound. Enjoy realistic sound when
playing the disc on devices that support 5.1ch
surround sound.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, 5.1ch surround sound
Glossary (p.117)
b Notes
b Notes
• [STEADYSHOT] may not reduce image
blurring as desired when the power zoom lever
is set to the T (Telephoto) side.
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• 5.1ch sound is converted to 2ch when played back
on your camcorder.
•
is displayed on the screen during 5.1ch
recording/playback.
Recording in dark places
(NightShot plus)
Recording in mirror mode
Infrared port
b Notes
• The NightShot plus and Super NightShot plus
functions use infrared light. Therefore, do not
cover the infrared port with your fingers or other
objects, and remove the conversion lens
(optional).
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 73)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
• Do not use the NightShot plus and Super
NightShot plus functions in bright places. This
may cause a malfunction.
z Tips
z Tips
• A mirror-image of the subject appears on the
LCD screen, but the image will be normal when
recorded.
• When recording in mirror mode, the images is
not displayed in the viewfinder.
Recording/Playback
Set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to ON.
(
appears.)
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees
to the lens side (2).
Selecting the aspect ratio (16:9
or 4:3) (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
POWER switch
• To record an image brighter, use Super
NightShot plus function (p. 76). To record a
movie more faithfully to the original colors, use
Color Slow Shutter function (p. 76).
Adjusting the exposure for
backlit subjects
WIDE SELECT
To select the aspect ratio of the
movies
To adjust the exposure for backlit subjects,
press BACK LIGHT to display .. To
cancel the back light function, press BACK
LIGHT again.
1 Turn the POWER switch until the
(Movie) lamp turns on.
2 Press WIDE SELECT repeatedly to select
the desired screen aspect ratio.
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Recording (Continued)
z Tips
• Differences in the angle of view between 16:9
(wide) and 4:3 vary depending on the zoom
position.
• When you view the movie on a TV, set [TV
TYPE] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV
(16:9/4:3) (p. 40, 68).
• When viewing 16:9 (wide) pictures with [TV
TYPE] set to [4:3], pictures may appear rough
depending on subjects (p. 40).
To select the aspect ratio of the still
images
1 Turn the POWER switch until the
(Still) lamp turns on.
The aspect ratio of the picture switches to
4:3.
2 Press WIDE SELECT repeatedly to select
the desired screen aspect ratio.
b Notes
• The size of still images is [
0.7M] (16:9) or
[1.0M] (4:3) at the maximum.
z Tips
• See page 64 for the number of recordable still
images.
• With the DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608E, you can change the
aspect ratio of movies in the HOME MENU.
For details, see page 62.
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Playback
Zoom lever F
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608E
POWER
switch A
(HOME)
D
(HOME) E
(VIEW IMAGES) B
DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/
DVD708E
(HOME) D
Recording/Playback
(VIEW IMAGES) C
Turn the POWER switch A to turn on your camcorder.
Press
(VIEW IMAGES) B (or C).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to
display the VISUAL INDEX screen.)
Returns to the
recording screen
Previous
6 images
Next
6 images
Disc type
Appears with the image on
each of the tab that was
lastly played back/recorded
(B for the still image).
Returns to the
recording screen
Displays the movies
(OPTION)
Displays the still images
z Tips
• Moving the zoom lever F let you select whether to display 6 or 12 images on the VISUAL INDEX
screen. To fix this number, touch
(SETTINGS) in the HOME MENU t [VIEW IMAGES SET] t
[
DISPLAY] (p. 66).
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Start playing back
Movies
Touch
tab and the movie to be played back.
The VISUAL INDEX screen reappears when playback from the selected movie until the
last movie is completed.
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Toggles Play or
Pause as you touch
Beginning of the scene/
previous scene
Next scene
Stop (go to the
VISUAL INDEX screen)
(OPTION)
Reverse/ Forward
Still Images
Touch
tab and the still image to be played back.
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Slide show button
(page 39)
(OPTION)
Previous/Next
Go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen
To switch to the playback mode
using the
(HOME) button D (or
E)
Touch
(VIEW IMAGES) t [VISUAL
INDEX]
To adjust the movie volume
Touch
(OPTION) t
tab t
[VOLUME], then adjust it with
/
z Tips
• Touch
/
movie slowly.
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during pause to play back
.
• One touch makes the reverse/fast forward
approximately 5 times faster, two touches makes
it approximately 10 times* faster.
* Approximately 8 times faster using a DVD+RW
Using PB zoom
You can magnify still images from about
1.1 to 5 times the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the
power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on
the LCD frame.
1 Play back the still images you want to
magnify.
2 Magnify the still image with T
(Telephoto).
The screen is framed.
3 Touch the screen at the point you want
to display in the center of the displayed
frame.
Touch
on the still image playback
screen.
The slide show begins from the selected
image.
Touch
to stop the slide show. To
restart, touch
again.
Recording/Playback
* DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
** DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
Playing back a series of still
images (Slide show)
b Notes
• You cannot operate playback zoom during slide
show.
z Tips
• You can set continuous slide show playback
using [SLIDE SHOW SET] on
(OPTION)
t
tab. The default setting is [ON]
(continuous playback).
4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide
angle)/T (Telephoto).
To cancel, touch
.
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Playing the picture on a TV
Connect your camcorder to the input jack of TV or VCR using A/V connecting cable 1 or
A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO 2. Connect your camcorder to the wall socket using the
supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.20). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied
with the devices to be connected.
Device without
S VIDEO jack
Device with
S VIDEO jack
IN
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
(Yellow)
1
(White)
(White)
AUDIO
AUDIO
(Red)
A/V OUT jack
: Signal flow
1 A/V connecting cable (supplied)
Connect to the input jack of the other device.
2 A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional)
When connecting to another device via the S
VIDEO jack, by using an A/V connecting cable
with an S VIDEO cable (optional), higher
quality pictures can be produced than with an
A/V connecting cable. Connect the white and
red plug (left/right audio) and the S VIDEO
plug (S VIDEO channel) of the A/V connecting
cable with an S VIDEO cable (optional). The
yellow plug connection is not necessary. S
VIDEO connection only will not output audio.
When your TV is connected to a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN
input on the VCR. Set the input selector on
the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.),
if the VCR has an input selector.
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(Red)
2
VCRs or TVs
To set the aspect ratio according to the
connected TV (16:9/4:3)
Change the setting according to the screen
aspect ratio of the TV you will view pictures
on.
1 Turn the POWER switch to turn on your
camcorder.
2 Touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [OUTPUT
SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9] or
[4:3] t
.
b Notes
• When you set [TV TYPE] to [4:3], the image
quality may deteriorate. Also, when the recorded
picture’s aspect ratio switches between 16:9
(wide) and 4:3, the image may jitter.
• When you play back a picture recorded in 16:9
(wide) aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV not compatible
with the 16:9 (wide) signal, set [TV TYPE] to
[4:3].
When your TV is monaural (When your
TV has only one audio input jack)
z Tips
• You can display the counter on the TV screen by
setting [DISP OUTPUT] to [V-OUT/PANEL]
(p. 69).
Recording/Playback
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V
connecting cable to the video input jack and
connect the white (left channel) or the red
(right channel) plug to the audio input jack
of your TV or VCR.
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor
(EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (optional) to view
playback picture.
TV/VCR
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Making the disc compatible with playback on
other devices or DVD drives (Finalizing)
Finalizing makes the recorded disc compatible for playback with other devices and DVD
drives of computers.
Before finalizing, you can select the style of the DVD menu which displays the image list
(p. 45).
Whether finalizing is required depends on the type of disc.
DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+R DL require finalizing.
DVD+RW do not require finalizing except in the following cases:
1 To create a DVD menu
2 To play back on a computer DVD drive
3 If the disc has a short total recording time (less than 5 min in HQ mode, 8 min in SP mode, or
15 min in LP mode)
b Notes
• Playback compatibility with all device is not guaranteed.
• No DVD menu is created for DVD-RW (VR mode).
Operation flow
To play back a disc in a DVD device for the first time (p.44)
Playback on
other DVD device
Finalize
In case 1,
2 or 3.
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Make desired settings for
the DVD menu.
To add recordings to a finalized disc (p.58)
Recordings cannot be
added.
Make a new
recording
Unfinalize the disc.
Recordings can be added as usual.
b Notes
• Even when you are using a DVD-RW or DVD+RW, you cannot record additional movies onto the disc
after finalizing the disc during Easy Handycam operation. To do so, cancel Easy Handycam operation
(p. 31).
Recording/Playback
When the DVD menu has been created, a
confirmation screen prompts you to confirm that
you wish to add a recording.
To play back a disc in a DVD device after adding a recording (p.44)
Playback on
other DVD device
Finalize
Only in case 1
Make desired settings for
the DVD menu.
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Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices or DVD drives
(Finalizing) (Continued)
Finalizing a disc
b Notes
• It takes from a minute to a maximum of several
hours to finalize a disc. The shorter the amount
of material recorded on the disc, the longer it
takes for finalizing.
• Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during finalizing.
• When you finalize a double-sided disc, you
must finalize each side of the disc individually.
1 Place your camcorder in a stable
position, and connect the AC
Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your
camcorder.
2 Turn on the power by turning the
POWER switch.
3 Insert the disc that you want to
finalize.
4 Touch
(MANAGE DISC/
MEMORY) of the
(HOME)
menu t [FINALIZE].
5 Touch [YES] t [YES].
Finalizing starts.
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
b Notes
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during finalizing.
When you need to disconnect the AC Adaptor,
make sure that the power of your camcorder is
set to off and disconnect the AC Adaptor after
the
(Movie) or
(Still) lamp goes off.
Finalizing restarts when you connect the AC
Adaptor and turn on your camcorder again.
You cannot remove the disc until the finalizing
operation is completed.
• When using the discs other than DVD-RW (VR
mode),
Z flashes after finalizing is
completed on the recording standby screen of
your camcorder. Remove the disc from your
camcorder.
z Tips
• When you set to create a DVD menu and
finalize the disc, the DVD menu appears for a
few seconds while finalizing the disc.
• After the disc is finalized, the disc type/
recording format indicator changes as shown
below:
DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
DVD-RW (VR mode)
DVD+RW
To select a DVD menu style, touch
(OPTION) t [DVD MENU]
(p. 45).
Go to step 5 if you want to finalize the
disc using [STYLE1] (default setting).
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DVD-R
DVD+R DL
To select a DVD menu style
DVD
+RW
1 In step 4, touch
[DVD MENU].
(OPTION) t
2 Select the desired style from 4 types of
pattern with [T]/[t].
3 Touch
.
b Notes
Recording/Playback
Select [NO MENU] if you do not create
a DVD menu.
• The DVD menu style is fixed to [STYLE1]
during the Easy Handycam operation.
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Editing
(OTHERS) category
This category enables you to edit or print
images on a disc or "Memory Stick Duo,"
or copy them onto your computer for
viewing, editing or creating an original
DVD.
Deleting images
You can delete the images recorded on a
disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” using your
camcorder.
Insert a recorded disc or “Memory Stick
Duo” into your camcorder.
b Notes
• You cannot retrieve the deleted images.
• You cannot delete movies during Easy
Handycam operation. Cancel the Easy
Handycam operation first.
(OTHERS) category
Item list
DELETE
You can delete images on a disc or a
"Memory Stick Duo" (p.46).
z Tips
• You can select up to 100 images at once.
• You can delete images on the playback screen
from [DELETE] under
(OPTION) t
tab.
Deleting the movies on the disc
EDIT
You can edit the images on a disc or a
“Memory Stick Duo” (p. 48).
PLAYLIST EDIT
You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 49).
PRINT
You can print still images on a connected
PictBridge printer (p. 53).
COMPUTER
You can connect your camcorder to a
computer (p. 78).
1 Touch
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [DELETE].
2 Touch [
DELETE].
3 Touch [
DELETE].
4 Touch the image that you want to
delete.
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
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Touch
screen.
5 Touch
to return to the previous
t [YES] t
.
To delete all movies on the disc at one
time
In step 3, touch [
DELETE ALL] t
[YES] t [YES] t
.
1 Touch
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [DELETE].
2 Touch [
DELETE].
3 Touch [
DELETE].
4 Touch the still image that you
want to delete.
Editing
To delete the most recently recorded
movie
Deleting the still images in the
“Memory Stick Duo”
DVD
+RW
In step 3, touch [
LAST SCENE DEL]
t
t [YES] t
.
b Notes
• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while editing
images. It may damage the disc.
• If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist
(p. 49), the movie is deleted also from the
Playlist.
• Even if you delete unnecessary images from the
disc, the remaining disc capacity may not
increase as much as you can make additional
recording.
• To delete all images recorded in the disc and
restore the original capacity of the disc, format
the disc (page 57).
z Tips
• The images recorded by this camcorder and
stored onto a disc are called "original."
The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the still image on the LCD
screen to confirm the still image.
Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
5 Touch
t [YES] t
.
To delete all still images on the
“Memory Stick Duo”
In step 3, touch [ DELETE ALL] t
[YES] t [YES] t
.
b Notes
• You cannot delete still images in the following
cases:
– "Memory Stick Duo" is write-protected.
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Deleting images (Continued)
Dividing the image
– write-protection is set to the still images by
the other device.
b Notes
z Tips
• To delete all images recorded on the “Memory
Stick Duo,” format the “Memory Stick Duo”
(p. 58).
• You cannot divide movies during Easy
Handycam operation. Cancel the Easy
Handycam operation first.
1 Touch
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [EDIT].
2 Touch [DIVIDE].
3 Touch the movie that you want to
divide.
The selected movie starts playing.
4 Touch
at the point where
you want to divide the movie into
the scenes.
The movie pauses.
Adjusts the dividing point more
precisely after the dividing point has
been selected with
.
Returns to the beginning of
the selected movie.
Play and pause toggles as you press
.
5 Touch
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t [YES] t
.
Creating the Playlist
b Notes
• Movies cannot be restored once they are
divided.
• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while editing
images. It may damage the disc.
• Even if the divided movie is included in the
Playlist, the movie is not divided in the Playlist.
• A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch
and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based on about half-second increments.
A Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of
the movies that you have selected. The
original scenes are not changed even
though you edit or delete the scenes in the
Playlist.
Make sure to insert the recorded disc into
your camcorder.
b Notes
• You cannot add or edit movies during Easy
Handycam operation. Cancel the Easy
Handycam operation first.
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [PLAYLIST
EDIT].
2 Touch [
Editing
1 Touch
ADD].
3 Touch the scene that you want to
add to the Playlist.
.
The selected scene is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch
to return to the previous
screen.
4 Touch
t [YES] t
.
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Creating the Playlist (Continued)
To add all the movies on the disc in
the Playlist
In step 2, touch [
ADD ALL] t [YES]
t [YES] t
.
b Notes
2 Touch [ERASE].
To erase all images at a time, touch
[ERASE ALL] t [YES] t [YES] t
.
3 Touch the image that you want to erase
from the Playlist.
• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while editing the
Playlist. It may damage the disc.
z Tips
• You can add a maximum of 999 movies to the
Playlist.
• You can add a movie when viewing it using
[ ADD] on
(OPTION) t
tab.
Playing the Playlist
The selected image is marked with
.
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch
screen.
to return to the previous
Make sure to insert the disc on which the
Playlist is added into your camcorder.
4 Touch
1 Touch
• The original images are not changed even if you
erase the images from the Playlist.
t [YES] t
.
z Tips
(VIEW IMAGES) of the
(HOME) menu t [PLAYLIST].
The images added to the Playlist are
displayed on the screen.
Changing the order within the Playlist
1 Touch
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
2 Touch [MOVE].
3 Select the image that you want to move.
2 Touch the scene from which you
want to play back.
The selected scene is marked with
The Playlist is played back from the
selected scene to the end, then the
screen returns to the Playlist screen.
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch
screen.
4 Touch
To erase added images from the
Playlist at a time
1 Touch
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
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to return to the previous
.
.
5 Select the destination with [T]/[t].
z Tips
• The original movies are not changed even if you
divide the movie in the Playlist.
Destination bar
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
6 Touch
t [YES] t
.
z Tips
Dividing a movie within the Playlist
Editing
• When you select multiple images, the images
are moved following the order appeared in the
Playlist.
1 Touch
(OTHERS) of the
(HOME) menu t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
2 Touch [DIVIDE].
3 Select the movie that you want to divide.
The playback of the selected movie
starts.
4 Touch
at the point where you want
to divide the movie into scenes.
The movie pauses.
Play and pause toggles as you press
.
5 Touch
t [YES] t
.
b Notes
• A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch
and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based on about half-second increments.
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Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders
You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs
or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways.
Connect your camcorder to the wall socket using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation
(p. 20). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
b Notes
• Since dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
Device without
S VIDEO jack
Device with
S VIDEO jack
IN
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
(Yellow)
1
(White)
(White)
AUDIO
(Red)
(Red)
A/V OUT jack
AUDIO
VCRs or DVD/
HDD recorders
2
: Video/Signal flow
A A/V connecting cable (supplied)
Connect to the input jack of the other
device.
B A/V connecting cable with S
VIDEO (optional)
When connecting to another device via
the S VIDEO jack, by using an A/V
connecting cable with an S VIDEO
cable (optional), higher quality images
can be produced than with an A/V
connecting cable. Connect the white and
red plug (left/right audio) and the S
VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) of the
A/V connecting cable with an S VIDEO
cable (optional). The yellow plug
connection is not necessary. S VIDEO
connection only will not output audio.
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b Notes
• To hide the screen indicators (such as a counter,
etc.) on the screen of the monitor device
connected, set
(SETTINGS) t [OUTPUT
SETTINGS] t [DISP OUTPUT] t [LCD
PANEL] (the default setting) on the HOME
MENU (p. 69).
• To record the date/time and camera settings
data, display them on the screen (p. 65).
• When you are connecting your camcorder to a
monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the
A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,
and the red (right channel) or the white (left
channel) plug to the audio input jack on the
device.
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD
recorders (Continued)
1 Insert the recorded disc into your
camcorder.
Printing recorded
images (PictBridge
compliant printer)
You can print out still images using a
PictBridge compliant printer, without
connecting the camcorder to a computer.
2 Turn on your camcorder, and
press
(VIEW IMAGES).
Set [TV TYPE] according to the display
device (p. 40, 68).
3 Insert the recording media in the
recording device.
4 Connect your camcorder to the
recording device (VCR or DVD/
HDD recorder) with the A/V
connecting cable (supplied) 1 or
an A/V connecting cable with S
VIDEO (optional) 2.
Connect your camcorder to the input
jacks of the recording device.
5 Start the playback on your
camcorder, and record it on the
recording device.
Refer to the instruction manuals
supplied with your recording device for
details.
Connecting your camcorder to
the printer
1 Turn on your camcorder.
Editing
If your recording device has an input
selector, set it to the input mode.
Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor
to obtain power from the wall socket
(p. 20).
Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” containing
still images into your camcorder and turn
on the printer.
2 Connect the
(USB) jack of your
camcorder to the printer using
the USB cable (p. 112).
[USB SELECT] appears on the screen
automatically.
3 Touch [
PRINT].
When connection is complete,
(PictBridge connecting) appears on
the screen.
6 When dubbing is finished, stop
the recording device, and then
your camcorder.
One of the still images stored on the
“Memory Stick Duo” will be displayed.
b Notes
• We can guarantee the operation of only models
that are PictBridge compatible.
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Printing recorded images (PictBridge compliant printer) (Continued)
b Notes
Printing
1 Touch the still image to be
printed.
The selected image is marked with
.
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch
screen.
to return to the previous
2 Touch
(OPTION), set the
following options, then touch
.
[COPIES]: Set number of copies of a
still image to be printed. You can set up
to 20 copies.
[DATE/TIME]: Select [DATE],
[DAY&TIME], or [OFF] (no date/time
printed).
[SIZE]: Select the paper size.
If you do not change the setting, go to
step 3.
3 Touch [EXEC] t [YES] t
.
The image selection screen appears
again.
To finish printing
Touch
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on the image selection screen.
• Refer also to the instruction manual of the
printer to be used.
• Do not attempt the following operations when
is on the screen. The operations may not be
performed properly.
– To operate the POWER switch.
– To press
(VIEW IMAGES)
– To disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
– To remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from
your camcorder
• If the printer stops working, disconnect the USB
cable, turn the printer off and on again, and
restart the operation from the beginning.
• You can select only the paper sizes that the
printer can print.
• On some printer models, the top, bottom, right,
and left edges of images may be trimmed. If you
print a still image recorded in a 16:9 (wide)
ratio, the left and right ends of the image may be
trimmed widely.
• Some printer models may not support the date
printing function. Refer to your printer’s
instruction manual for details.
• You may not be able to print the following:
– images edited by a computer
– images recorded by other devices
– images of 3MB or more
– images with a pixel size larger than
2848×2136
z Tips
• PictBridge is an industry standard established
by the Camera & Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can print still images without using
a computer by connecting a printer directly to a
digital video camera or digital still camera,
regardless of model or manufacturer.
• You can print a still image when viewing it
using
tab t [PRINT] on
(OPTION).
Utilizing recording media
(MANAGE DISC/
MEMORY) category
This category enables you to use a disc or a
“Memory Stick Duo” for various purposes.
(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY)
category
Item list
FINALIZE
You can enable discs to be played on other
devices by finalizing them (p. 42).
Playing a disc on
other devices
Playing a disc on other devices
Finalizing a disc (p. 42) let you view
movies recorded by your camcorder on
other DVD devices. However, we do not
guarantee proper playback on all devices.
DVD+RW do not require finalization to be
played back on other devices.
b Notes
• Do not use an 8 cm CD adaptor with an 8 cm
DVD as it may cause a malfunction.
• Make sure that a vertically installed device is
placed in a position such as that the disc can be
placed horizontally.
• Some discs cannot be played back, may freeze
for an instant between scenes. Some functions
may be disabled on some devices.
Your camcorder advises you of the right
disc for your purpose (p. 56).
FORMAT
You can format and use the disc again
(p. 57).
FORMAT
You can format and use the “Memory Stick
Duo” again (p. 58).
UNFINALIZE
You can unfinalize a disc and record more
images on it (p. 58).
DISC INFO
You can display the disc information.
• Devices that support subtitles can display the
recording date and time where the subtitles
normally appear (p. 63). Refer to the instruction
manual of your device.
• If you have created a DVD menu (p. 45), you
can select the desired scene in the menu.
Playing a disc on a computer
Utilizing recording media
z Tips
DISC SELECT GUIDE
You can play a disc on a computer if a
DVD playback application is installed on
the computer.
Insert the finalized disc into the DVD drive
on your computer, and play back the disc
using a DVD playback application.
b Notes
• Even when you use a DVD+RW, you must
finalize the disc (p. 42). Otherwise, it may cause
a malfunction.
• Make sure that the DVD drive of the computer
can play an 8 cm DVD.
• Do not use an 8 cm CD adaptor with an 8 cm
DVD as it may cause a malfunction.
• The disc may not be played back, or the movies
may not be played smoothly on some
computers.
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Playing a disc on other devices
(Continued)
• Movies stored on a disc cannot be copied
directly onto a computer to be played back or
edited.
Finding the right disc
(DISC SELECT GUIDE)
Select the option that is right for you on the
screen, then you will be informed of the
appropriate disc for your purposes.
z Tips
• For details on operations and procedures, see the
“First Step Guide” on the supplied CD-ROM
(p. 78).
1 Touch
(MANAGE DISC/
MEMORY) of the
(HOME).
The volume label of the disc
The date when the disc was first used is
recorded (the default setting is 0:00AM
January 1, 2007).
<e.g.>
When the disc was first used at 0:00 pm on
January 1st 2007:
2007_01_01_00H00M_AM
2 Touch [DISC SELECT GUIDE].
3 Touch the option that is right for
you on the screen.
Volume
label
z Tips
• Images on discs are stored in the following
folders:
– DVD-RW (VR mode)
DVD_RTAV folder
– Other discs and modes
VIDEO_TS folder
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When you answer all the questions, you
will be informed of the right disc for
you.
If you insert the same type of disc as
indicated in [DISC SELECT GUIDE],
you can format it with your selected
settings.
Deleting all scenes on the disc (Formatting)
Formatting the disc
Formatting makes the recorded disc new
and reusable by deleting all the data
recorded on the disc. The recording
capacity of the disc is recovered by
formatting it.
A DVD-R/DVD+R DL cannot be
formatted. Replace it with a new
disc.
If you format a finalized disc
* To create the DVD menu on a DVD+RW,
finalize the disc again (p. 42).
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the mains lead to
the wall socket.
2 Turn on your camcorder.
3 Insert the disc that you want to
format into your camcorder.
(MANAGE DISC/
MEMORY) of the
(HOME) t
[
FORMAT].
• Perform the following steps if your disc is
DVD-RW or DVD+RW.
x DVD-RW
Select [VIDEO] or [VR] for the
recording format (p. 12), then touch
.
x DVD+RW
Select the aspect ratio of the movie,
[16:9 WIDE] or [4:3], then touch
.
5 Touch [YES].
6 Touch
when [Completed.] is
displayed.
b Notes
• Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during formatting.
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during formatting.
• When you use a double-sided disc, formatting is
required on each side. You can format each side
in the different recording format.
• In the case of DVD+RW , you cannot change
the movie aspect ratio midway. Format the disc
again to change the aspect ratio.
• You cannot format a disc that has been
protected on other devices. Cancel the
protection with the original device, and then
format it.
Utilizing recording media
• A DVD-RW (in VIDEO mode) returns to
the unfinalized state. The disc must be
finalized again to view its contents on
other devices.
• In the case of a DVD-RW (VR mode)/
DVD+RW, formatting deletes all images
on a finalized disc. One of the following
icons,
or
, appears on the
screen, but there is no need to finalize the
disc again before playing the disc on other
devices.*
4 Touch
z Tips
• When you use a DVD-RW while the Easy
Handycam operation (p. 29) is set, the recording
format is fixed to the VIDEO mode.
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Deleting all scenes on the disc
(Formatting) (Continued)
Recording additional
scenes after finalizing
Formatting the “Memory Stick
Duo”
Formatting deletes all images on a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
1 Turn on your camcorder.
2 Insert the "Memory Stick Duo"
that you want to format into your
camcorder.
3 Touch
(MANAGE DISC/
MEMORY) t [
FORMAT]
You can record additional movies on the
finalized DVD-RWs/DVD+RWs after the
following steps, if the disc has free space.
When using the finalized DVD-RW
(VR mode), you can record
additional movies on the disc
without an additional steps.
When using a DVD-RW (VIDEO
mode)(Unfinalizing)
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the mains lead to
the wall socket.
2 Turn on your camcorder.
4 Touch [YES] t [YES].
5 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
b Notes
• Even the still images protected with another
device against accidental deletion are also
deleted.
• Do not attempt the following operations when
[Executing...] is on the screen:
– To operate the POWER switch or buttons
– To remove the “Memory Stick Duo”
3 Insert the finalized disc into your
camcorder.
4 Touch
(MANAGE DISC/
MEMORY) of the
(HOME) t
[UNFINALIZE].
5 Touch [YES] t [YES], then touch
when [Completed.] appears.
When using DVD+RW
If you have created a DVD menu (p. 45)
during finalizing, you must perform the
following steps prior to recording
additional movies.
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1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the mains lead to
the wall socket.
• You cannot record additional material on the
disc during the Easy Handycam operation.
Cancel the Easy Handycam operation.
2 Turn the POWER switch to turn
on the
(Movie) lamp.
3 Insert the finalized disc into your
camcorder.
A confirmation screen appears to
prompt you to confirm that you wish to
record additional scenes.
Utilizing recording media
4 Touch [YES] t [YES].
5 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
b Notes
• Use the AC Adaptor as power source to prevent
your camcorder from running out of power
during the operation.
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during the operation.
• A DVD menu created during finalizing are
deleted.
• For a double-sided disc, perform these steps for
each side of the disc.
• You cannot record additional scenes on the
DVD-R/DVD+R DL.
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Customizing your camcorder
What you can do with the
(SETTINGS)
category of the HOME MENU
You can change the recording functions and
the operating settings for your convenience.
Using the HOME MENU
3 Touch the desired setup item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/
V to change the page.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then
press
(HOME).
(HOME)
4 Touch the desired item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/
V to change the page.
(HOME)
(SETTINGS) category
5 Change the setting, then touch
.
2 Touch
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(SETTINGS).
List of the
(SETTINGS)
category items
MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 62)
OUTPUT SETTINGS (p. 68)
Items
Page
TV TYPE
68
DISP OUTPUT
69
Items
Page
REC MODE
62
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
62
Items
Page
WIDE SELECT*1
62
CLOCK SET*3
23
DIGITAL ZOOM
63
AREA SET
69
STEADYSHOT
63
SUMMERTIME
69
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
63
REMAINING
63
SUB-T DATE
63
CLOCK/
LANG (p. 69)
LANGUAGE SET*3
69
GENERAL SET (p. 70)
Page
DEMO MODE
70
Page
CALIBRATION
103
IMAGE SIZE*2*3
64
A.SHUT OFF
70
QUALITY
64
REMOTE CTRL*2
70
Items
FILE NO.
64
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
62
FLASH LEVEL*2
65
REDEYE REDUC*2
65
DVD608E
*2 DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
*3 Also available during Easy Handycam
operation.
*4 Only [SOUND SETTINGS] is available
VIEW IMAGES SET (p. 65)
during Easy Handycam operation.
Items
Page
DATA CODE
65
DISPLAY
*1 DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
Customizing your camcorder
Items
PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 64)
66
SOUND/DISP SET*4 (p. 67)
Items
Page
VOLUME*3
67
BEEP*3
67
LCD BRIGHT
67
LCD BL LEVEL
67
LCD COLOR
67
VF B.LIGHT
67
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MOVIE SETTINGS
(Items for recording movies)
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 60
(OPTION MENU) t page 71
The default settings are marked with B.
REC MODE (Recording
mode)
You can select an image quality of the
movie from three levels.
HQ
Records in high quality mode.
(9M (HQ))
B SP
Records in standard quality mode.
(6M (SP))
When using the NightShot plus (p. 35) or
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] (p. 76) function to
record, you can record clearer images by
setting [NIGHTSHOT LIGHT], which
emits infrared light (invisible), to [ON] (the
default setting).
b Notes
• Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects (p. 111).
• Remove the conversion lens (optional).
• The maximum shooting distance using
[NIGHTSHOT LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet).
WIDE SELECT (DCRDVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608E)
You can select the aspect ratio according to
the TV connected.Refer also to the
instruction manuals supplied with your TV.
B 4:3
Records images to the full screen on a 4:3
TV screen.
16:9 WIDE (
)
Records images to the full screen on a 16:9
(wide) TV screen.
LP
Increases the recording time (Long Play).
(3M (LP))
b Notes
• If you record in the LP mode, the quality of
scenes may be degraded, or scenes with quick
movements may appear with a block noise when
you play back the disc.
z Tips
• See page 12 on the expected recording time of
each recording mode.
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b Notes
• Set [TV TYPE] correctly according to the TV
connected for playback (p. 68).
DIGITAL ZOOM
You can select the maximum zoom level in
case you want to zoom greater than optical
zoom magnification (p. 34). Note that the
image quality decreases when you use the
digital zoom.
STEADYSHOT
You can compensate for camera shake (the
default setting is [ON]). Set
[STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when
using a tripod (optional), then the image
becomes natural.
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
(Auto slow shutter)
The right side of the bar shows the digital
zooming factor. The zooming zone appears
when you select the zooming level.
For DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
B OFF
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically.
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically, and
after that up to 80 × zoom is performed
digitally.
2000×
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically, and
after that, up to 2,000 × zoom is performed
digitally.
For DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
B OFF
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically.
REMAINING
B AUTO
Displays the remaining disc indicator for
about 8 seconds in situations such as those
described below.
– When your camcorder recognizes the
remaining disc capacity with the POWER
switch set to
(Movie).
– When you press DISP/BATT INFO to
switch the indicator from off to on with
the POWER switch set to
(Movie).
– When you select the movie recording
mode on the HOME MENU.
ON
Always displays the remaining disc
indicator.
50×
b Notes
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically, and
after that up to 50 × zoom is performed
digitally.
• When the remaining recordable time for movies
is less than 5 minutes, the indicator stays on the
screen.
2000×
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically, and
after that, up to 2,000 × zoom is performed
digitally.
Customizing your camcorder
80×
When this is set to [ON] (the default
setting), the shutter speed is automatically
reduced to 1/25 second when recording in
dark conditions.
SUB-T DATE
Select [ON] (the default setting) to display
the recording date and time when you play
back a disc on a device with a subtitle
display function. Also refer to the
instruction manual of the playback device.
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PHOTO SETTINGS
(Items for recording still images)
1.0M
0.7M
VGA (0.3M)
1152 × 864 1152 × 648 640 × 480
256MB
512MB
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
2GB
How to set
4GB
(HOME MENU) t page 60
(OPTION MENU) t page 71
IMAGE SIZE (DCRDVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E)
)
Records still images clearly.
VGA (0.3M) (
590
1400
1200
2850
2450
5900
5000
12000
9500
23500
• All numbers measured at the following settings:
Top: [FINE] is selected for image quality.
Bottom: [STANDARD] is selected for image
quality.
• When using the “Memory Stick Duo” made by
Sony Corporation. The number of recordable still
images varies depending on the recording
environment.
QUALITY
)
Allows for the maximum number of images
to be recorded.
B FINE (
)
Records still images at the fine image
quality level.
b Notes
STANDARD (
• When the picture ratio is changed to 16:9, the
image size is changed to [
0.7M] (
)
(p. 36).
• You can only select the image size for still images.
Records still images at the standard image
quality level.
z Tips
• The image size of DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/
DVD109E/DVD608E is set to
[VGA (0.3M)](
).
Number of still images recordable on
a “Memory Stick Duo” (approx.)
1.0M
0.7M
VGA (0.3M)
1152 × 864 1152 × 648 640 × 480
)
FILE NO. (File number)
B SERIES
Assigns file numbers in sequence even if
the “Memory Stick Duo” is replaced with
another one.
RESET
Assigns file numbers for each “Memory
Stick Duo.”
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
64MB
128MB
64
1400
3550
2850
7200
5900
14500
12000
30000
23500
59000
b Notes
The default settings are marked with B.
B 1.0M (
1GB
445
1150
900
2400
1800
4900
3750
10000
7400
19500
120
325
245
650
160
390
325
780
390
980
780
1970
See page 62.
VIEW IMAGES SET
(Items to customize the display)
FLASH LEVEL (DCRDVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E)
You can set this function when you use an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
HIGH(
)
Makes the flash level higher.
B NORMAL( )
LOW(
)
Makes the flash level lower.
REDEYE REDUC
(Redeye reduction)
(DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
How to set
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The default settings are marked with B.
DATA CODE
During playback, displays the information
(data code) recorded automatically at the
time of recording.
B OFF
Data code is not displayed.
DATE/TIME
Displays the date and time.
b Notes
CAMERADATA (below)
• The redeye reduction may not produce the
desired effect due to individual differences and
other conditions.
Displays camera setting data.
DATE/TIME
Customizing your camcorder
You can set this function when you use an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
You can prevent redeye by activating the
flash before recording.
Set [REDEYE REDUC] to [ON] to use this
function.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
SP
2007
A Date
B Time
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VIEW IMAGES SET (Continued)
CAMERADATA
DISPLAY
Movie
SP
You can select the number of thumbnails that
appear on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
B ZOOM LINK
Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12)
with the zoom lever on your camcorder.*
6IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 6 images.
Still image
12IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 12 images.
* You can operate with the zoom buttons on the
LCD frame or on the Remote Commander
(For DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E).
C SteadyShot off
D Brightness
E White balance
F Gain
G Shutter speed
H Aperture value
I Exposure
z Tips
•
appears in the following cases:
– during displaying still images recorded using
an external flash (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E).
– during displaying still images recorded by
another device using a flash.
• The data code is displayed on the TV screen if
you connect your camcorder to a TV.
• The indicator toggles through the following
sequences as you press DATA CODE on the
Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] t
[CAMERADATA] t [OFF] (no
indication)(DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E).
• Depending on the disc condition, bars [--:--:--]
appear.
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SOUND/DISP SET
(Items to adjust beep and the screen)
B NORMAL
Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
Brightens the LCD screen.
b Notes
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
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The default settings are marked with B.
z Tips
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
VOLUME
Touch
(p. 38).
• When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
• When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is
slightly reduced during recording.
• If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face
the screen outside and close the LCD panel to
the camcorder body, the setting becomes
[NORMAL] automatically.
/
to adjust the volume
LCD COLOR
B ON
A melody sounds when you start/stop
recording, or operate the touch panel.
Low intensity
z Tips
OFF
Cancels the melody and shutter sound.
LCD BRIGHT
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
1 Adjust the brightness with
2 Touch
.
High intensity
/
.
z Tips
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
LCD BL LEVEL (LCD
backlight level)
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen’s backlight.
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
Customizing your camcorder
You can adjust the color of the LCD screen
with
/
.
BEEP
VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder
brightness)
You can adjust the brightness of the
viewfinder.
B NORMAL
Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
Brightens the viewfinder screen.
b Notes
• When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
• When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is
slightly reduced during recording.
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SOUND/DISP SET (Continued)
OUTPUT SETTINGS
(Items for when connecting other devices)
z Tips
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
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The default settings are marked with B.
TV TYPE
You need to convert the signal depending
on the TV connected when playing back the
image. The recorded images are played
back as following illustrations.
16:9
(Default setting for DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
Select to view your images on a 16:9
(wide) TV.
Wide (16:9)
images
4:3 images
4:3
(Default setting for DCR-DVD106E/
DVD108E/DVD109E/DVD608E)
Select to view your images on a 4:3
standard TV.
Wide (16:9)
images
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4:3 images
CLOCK/ LANG
(Items to set clock and language)
DISP OUTPUT
B LCD PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the LCD screen and in the viewfinder.
V-OUT/PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the
viewfinder.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
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CLOCK SET
See page 23.
AREA SET
SUMMERTIME
You can change this setting without
stopping the clock.
Set to [ON] to move the time forward
1 hour.
Customizing your camcorder
You can adjust a time difference without
stopping the clock.
Set your local area using v/V when using
your camcorder overseas.
Refer to the world time difference on page
97.
LANGUAGE SET
You can select the language to be used on
the LCD screen.
z Tips
• Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP] ]
(simplified English) for when you cannot
find your native tongue among the
options.
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GENERAL SET
(Other setup items)
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut
off)
B 5min
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
The camcorder is automatically turned off
when you do not operate your camcorder
for more than approximately 5 minutes.
NEVER
The camcorder is not automatically turned
off.
How to set
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The default settings are marked with B.
DEMO MODE
The default setting is [ON], allowing you to
view the demonstration in about 10
minutes, after you turn the POWER switch
to
(Movie).
REMOTE CTRL (Remote
control) (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
The default setting is [ON], allowing you to
use the supplied Remote Commander
(p. 113).
z Tips
z Tips
• The demonstration will be suspended in
situations such as those described below.
– When you press START/STOP.
– When you touch the screen during the
demonstration (The demonstration starts
again after about 10 minutes).
– When you slide the disc cover open switch.
– When you remove or insert a “Memory Stick
Duo.”
– When you set the POWER switch to
(Still).
– When you press
(HOME)/
(VIEW
IMAGES).
• Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from
responding to a command sent by another VCR
remote control unit.
CALIBRATION
See page 103.
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b Notes
• When you connect your camcorder to a wall
socket, [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to
[NEVER].
Activating functions using the
The OPTION MENU appears just like the
pop-up window that appears when you
right-click the mouse on a computer.
Various functions are displayed in the
context of the operation.
Using the OPTION MENU
When the item you want is not on the
screen
Touch another tab. If you cannot find the
item anywhere, the function does not work
under the situation.
b Notes
1 While using your camcorder,
touch
OPTION MENU
(OPTION) on the screen.
• The tabs and items that appear on the screen
depend on the recording/playback status of your
camcorder at the time.
• Some items appear without a tab.
• The OPTION MENU cannot be used during
Easy Handycam operation.
(OPTION)
3
Customizing your camcorder
1
1
Tab
2 Touch the desired item.
If you cannot find the desired item,
touch another tab to change the page.
3 Change the setting, then touch
.
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Activating functions using the
Recording items on the OPTION
MENU
See page 71 for setting operation.
*
Items
Page
tab
OPTION MENU (Continued)
Viewing items on the OPTION
MENU
See page 71 for setting operation.
Items
*
Page
tab
FOCUS
-
73
DELETE
a
46
SPOT FOCUS
-
73
DELETE ALL
a
47
TELE MACRO
-
73
EXPOSURE
-
74
SPOT METER
-
74
DIVIDE
a
48
SCENE SELECTION
-
74
ERASE
a
50
WHITE BAL.
-
75
ERASE ALL
a
50
COLOR SLOW SHTR
-
76
MOVE
a
50
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS
-
76
tab
-- (A tab depends on the situation)
tab
ADD
a
50
ADD ALL
a
50
FADER
-
76
D.EFFECT
-
77
PRINT
a
53
PICT.EFFECT
-
77
SLIDE SHOW
-
39
VOLUME
a
67
DATA CODE
a
65
SLIDE SHOW SET
-
39
tab
REC MODE
MICREF LEVEL
a
62
-
77
ADD
a
49
IMAGE SIZE**
a
64
ADD ALL
a
50
QUALITY
a
64
SELF-TIMER
-
77
-- (No tab)
FLASH MODE**
-
77
COPIES
-
54
DATE/TIME
-
54
SIZE
-
54
DVD MENU
-
45
* Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU.
** DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
* Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU.
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Functions set in the OPTION MENU
Items you can set only on the OPTION
MENU will be described below.
How to set
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The default settings are marked with B.
FOCUS
displayed correctly if you are using a conversion
lens (optional).)
– When the focus mode is switched from
automatic to manual.
– When you set focus manually
SPOT FOCUS
You can select and adjust the focal point to
aim it at a subject not located at the center
of the screen.
You can adjust the focus manually. You can
select this function also when you want to
focus on a certain subject intentionally.
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] t
in step 1.
b Notes
• The minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
z Tips
• It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the
power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to
adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle) to
adjust the zoom for recording. When you want
to record a subject at close range, move the
power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then
adjust the focus.
• The focal distance information (the distance at
which the subject is focused on, for when it is
dark and hard to adjust focus) appears for a few
seconds in the following cases. (It will not be
1 Touch the subject on the screen.
9 appears.
2 Touch [END].
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] t [END] in step 1.
b Notes
• If you set [SPOT FOCUS], [FOCUS] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
TELE MACRO
This is useful to shoot small subjects, such
as flowers or insects. You can blur out
backgrounds and the subject stands out
clearer.
When you set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]
( ), the zoom (p. 34) moves to the top of
the T (telephoto) side automatically and
allows recording subjects at a close distance
as follows;
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
down to about 43 cm (17 in.)
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
down to about 38 cm (15 in.)
Continued ,
Customizing your camcorder
1 Touch [MANUAL].
9 appears.
2 Touch
(focusing on close subjects)/
(focusing on distant subjects) to
sharpen the focus.
appears when the
focus cannot be adjusted any closer, and
appears when the focus cannot be adjusted
farther away.
3 Touch
.
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Functions set in the OPTION MENU (Continued)
To cancel, touch [OFF], or zoom to wideangle (W side).
appears.
2 Touch [END].
b Notes
To return the setting to automatic exposure,
touch [AUTO] t [END] in step 1.
• When recording a distant subject, focusing may
be difficult and can take some time.
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 73)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
EXPOSURE
b Notes
• If you set [SPOT METER], [EXPOSURE] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
SCENE SELECTION
You can fix the brightness of an image
manually. Adjust [EXPOSURE] when the
subject is too bright or too dark relative to
the background.
You can record images effectively in
various situations with the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
B AUTO
Select this to automatically record images
effectively without the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
TWILIGHT* (
1 Touch [MANUAL].
appears.
2 Adjust the exposure by touching
.
3 Touch
.
)
Select this to take night view without
losing the mood.
/
CANDLE ( )
To return the setting to automatic exposure,
touch [AUTO] t
in step 1.
SPOT METER (Flexible
spot meter)
You can adjust and fix the exposure to the
subject, so that it is recorded in suitable
brightness even when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the
background, such as subjects in the
spotlight on stage.
Select this to take scene without losing
candle mood.
SUNRISE&SUNSET* (
)
Select this to reproduce the atmosphere of
scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.
FIREWORKS* (
)
Select this to take spectacular shots of
fireworks.
1 Touch the point where you want to fix and
adjust the exposure on the screen.
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LANDSCAPE* (
)
b Notes
• The [WHITE BAL. ] setting is cleared when
you set [SCENE SELECTION].
Select to shoot distant subjects clearly.
This setting also prevents your camcorder
from focusing on glass or metal mesh in
windows that comes in between the
camcorder and the subject.
PORTRAIT (
)
WHITE BAL. (White
balance)
You can adjust the color balance to the
brightness of the recording environment.
B AUTO
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
Select to bring out the subject such as
people or flowers while creating a soft
background.
SPOTLIGHT** (
)
)
INDOOR (n)
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
– Indoors
– At party scenes or studios where the lighting
conditions change quickly
– Under video lamps in a studio, or under
sodium lamps or incandescent-like color
lamps
ONE PUSH (
Select to take the vivid blue of the ocean or
a lake.
SNOW** (
)
Select to take bright pictures of a white
landscape.
* Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant
subjects.
** Your camcorder is set not to focus on nearby
subjects.
Customizing your camcorder
)
Select to minimize shake when shooting fast
moving subjects.
BEACH** (
)
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
– Outdoors
– Night views, neon signs and fireworks
– Sunrise or sunset
– Under daylight fluorescent lamps
Select to prevent people's faces from
appearing excessively white when subjects
are lit by strong light.
SPORTS** (Sports lesson) (
OUTDOOR (
)
The white balance will be adjusted
according to the ambient light.
1 Touch [ONE PUSH].
2 Frame a white object such as a piece of
paper, to fill the screen under the same
lighting conditions as you will shoot
the subject.
3 Touch [
].
flashes quickly. When the white
balance has been adjusted and stored in
the memory, the indicator stops
flashing.
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Functions set in the OPTION MENU (Continued)
b Notes
• Set [WHITE BAL. ] to [AUTO] or adjust the
color in [ONE PUSH] under white or cool white
fluorescent lamps.
• While
is flashing quickly during [ONE
PUSH] setting, continue to frame a white object
until
stops flashing.
•
flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not
be set.
• When [ONE PUSH] was selected, if
keeps
flashing after touching
, set [WHITE BAL.
] to [AUTO].
• If you set [WHITE BAL. ], [SCENE
SELECTION] is automatically set to [AUTO].
z Tips
• If you change the battery pack with [AUTO]
selected, or take your camcorder outdoors after
inside use (or vice versa), select [AUTO] and
aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for
about 10 seconds for better color balance
adjustment.
• If you change the [SCENE SELECTION]
settings or move your camcorder outdoors
during white balance setting with [ONE PUSH],
you need to repeat the [ONE PUSH] operation.
COLOR SLOW SHTR
(Color Slow Shutter)
When you set [COLOR SLOW SHTR] to
[ON], you can record an image brighter in
color even in dark places.
appears on the screen.
To cancel [COLOR SLOW SHTR], touch
[OFF].
to [ON] while the NIGHTSHOT PLUS
switch (p. 35) is also set to ON.
appears on the screen.
To return to the normal setting, set [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS] to [OFF].
b Notes
• Do not use [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] in bright
places. This may cause a malfunction.
• Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects (p. 111).
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 73)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
• The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
FADER
You can record a transition with the
following effects adding to the interval
between scenes.
1 Select the desired effect in [STBY] (during
fading in) or [REC] (during fading out)
mode, then touch
.
2 Press START/STOP.
The fader indicator stops flashing and
disappears when the fade is complete.
To cancel the fader before starting the
operation, touch [OFF] in step 1.
If you press START/STOP, the setting is
canceled.
STBY
b Notes
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 73)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
• The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
Fading out
WHITE FADER
BLACK FADER
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS
(Super NightShot plus)
The image will be recorded at a maximum
of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot plus
recording if you set [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
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REC
Fading in
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)
When [OLD MOVIE] is selected,
appears on the screen and you can record
with an old movie-type atmosphere to your
movies.
To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF].
PICT.EFFECT (Picture
effect)
You can add special effects to an image
during recording or playback.
appears.
B OFF
Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting.
SEPIA
Images appear in sepia.
B&W
z Tips
• You can also operate by pressing PHOTO on
the Remote Commander (p. 113) (DCRDVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E).
FLASH MODE (DCRDVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E)
You can set this function when you use an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
Attach the external flash to the Active
Interface Shoe (p. 111).
B ON ( )
Flashes every time.
PASTEL
AUTO
Flashes automatically.
Images appear as a pale pastel drawing.
MICREF LEVEL
You can select the microphone level for
recording sound.
Select [LOW] when you want to record
exciting and powerful sound in a concert
hall, etc.
Customizing your camcorder
Images appear in black and white.
Press PHOTO to record still images when
[SELF-TIMER] is set to [ON] and
appears.
To cancel the count down, touch [RESET].
To cancel the self-timer, select [OFF].
B NORMAL
Records various surround sounds,
converting them into the certain level.
LOW (
)
Records surround sound faithfully. This
setting is not suitable for recording
conversations.
SELF-TIMER
The self-timer records a still image about
10 seconds after being set.
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Using a Computer
What you can do with Windows computer
When you install the “Picture Motion
Browser” on a Windows computer from the
supplied CD-ROM, you can enjoy the
following operations.
z Tips
• See page 82 when you use a Macintosh
computer.
About “First Step Guide”
The “First Step Guide” is an instruction
manual you can refer to on your computer.
This describes basic operations, from initial
hookup of your camcorder and computer
and making settings, to general operation
the first time you use the software “Picture
Motion Browser” stored on the CD-ROM
(supplied).
Referring to “Installing the “First Step
Guide”” (p. 79), start the “First Step
Guide”, then follow the instructions.
About the help function of the
software
Main functions
x Importing movies taken with your
camcorder
x Viewing movies imported to a
computer
You can manage movies and still images
by date and time of shooting, and select
movies or still images you want to view as
thumbnails. These thumbnails can be
enlarged and played in a slide show.
x Editing images imported to a
computer
x Creating an original DVD
You can create an original DVD from
image data imported from your camcorder.
x Copying a disc
t Video Disc Copier
You can copy all the images on a disc
taken with your camcorder.
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The Help guide explains all the functions of
all the software applications. Refer to the
Help guide for further detailed operations
after reading the “First Step Guide”
thoroughly.
To display the Help guide, click the
mark on the screen.
System requirements
When using “Picture Motion Browser”
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP
Professional or Windows XP Media Center
Edition
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS
has been upgraded or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU:Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster.
Application: DirectX 9.0c or later (This
product is based on DirectX technology. It
is necessary to have DirectX installed.)
Sound system: Direct Sound compatible
sound card
Memory: 256 MB or more
Hard disk:
Disc volume required for installation:
Approximately 600 MB (5 GB or more
may be necessary when creating DVD
videos.)
Display: DirectX 7 or later-compatible video
card, Minimum 1024 × 768 dots, High
Color (16 bit color)
Others: USB port (this must be provided
as standard, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compatible) is recommended), Disc drive
that can burn DVDs (CD-ROM drive
required for software installation)
When playing still images recorded
on a “Memory Stick Duo” on a
computer
You need to install the “First Step Guide”
and software to your Windows computer
before connecting your camcorder
to the computer. The installation is
required only for the first time.
Contents to be installed and procedures
may differ depending on your OS.
z Tips
• See page 82 when you use a Macintosh
computer.
Installing the “First Step Guide”
1 Confirm that your camcorder is
not connected to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer.
b Notes
• Log on as Administrators for installation.
• Close all applications running on the
computer before installing the software.
b Note
• Operations are not guaranteed on all the
recommended environments.
For example, other open or background
applications running on currently may limit
product performance.
3 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the
Using a Computer
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP
Professional or Windows XP Media Center
Edition
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS
has been upgraded.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
Others: USB port (this must be provided
as standard)
Installing the “First
Step Guide” and
software
disc drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
z Tips
• If your computer has a Memory Stick slot, insert
the “Memory Stick Duo” on which still images
are recorded into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (optional), then insert it into the
Memory Stick slot on your computer to copy
still images to the computer.
• When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
your computer is not compatible with it, connect
your camcorder with the USB cable instead of
using the Memory Stick slot on the computer.
If the screen does not appear
1 Click [Start], then click [My
Computer]. (For Windows 2000,
double-click [My Computer].)
2 Double-click [SONYPICTUTIL (E:)]
(CD-ROM) (disc drive).*
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary
depending on the computer.
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Installing the “First Step Guide” and software (Continued)
4 Click [FirstStepGuide].
4 Check your area and country/
region, then click [Next].
5 Select the desired language and
the model name of your
camcorder from the pull-down
menu.
The software is set up for your selected
country/region.
5 Read [License Agreement], select
[I accept the terms of the license
agreement] when you agree, then
click [Next].
6 Connect your camcorder to your
6 Click [FirstStepGuide(HTML)].
computer via a USB cable, then
click [Next] on the connection
confirmation screen.
Installation starts.
When [Save is complete] appears, click
[OK] to finish the installation.
To install the “First Step Guide” in
PDF
In step 6, click [FirstStepGuide(PDF)].
To install the software “Adobe
Reader” to display the PDF file
b Notes
• Even if a screen prompting you to restart
your computer appears, you do not need to
restart it at this time. Restart your computer
after completing the installation.
In step 6, click [Adobe(R) Reader(R)].
Installing the software
1 Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Installing
the “First Step Guide”” (p. 79).
2 Click [Install].
3 Select the language for the
application to be installed, then
click [Next].
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7 Follow the on-screen instructions
to install the software.
Depending on the computer, you may
need to install third party software
(shown below). If the installation screen
appears, follow the instructions to
install the required software.
x Sonic UDF Reader
Software required to recognize a DVD-RW
(VR mode)
Viewing “First Step
Guide”
x Windows Media Format 9 Series
Runtime (Windows 2000 only)
Software required to create a DVD
x Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Software required to handle movies
Restart the computer if required to
complete the installation.
The short-cut icons, such as [ ]
(Picture Motion Browser), appear on the
desktop.
8 Remove the CD-ROM from the
disc drive of your computer.
• Refer to the "First Step Guide" for how to
remove the USB cable.
After you install the software,
a shortcut icon for the
customers registration
website is created on the
desktop.
• Once you register on the website, you
can get secure and useful customer
support.
http://www.sony.net/registration/di/
• See page 82 when you use a Macintosh
computer.
To view “First Step Guide” on your
computer, Microsoft Internet Explorer
Ver.6.0 or later is recommended.
Double-click the shortcut of “First Step
Guide” on the desktop.
z Tips
• You can also start this program by selecting
[Start] t [Programs] ([All Programs] for
Windows XP) t [Sony Picture Utility] t
[First Step Guide] t folder with model name
of your camcorder t HTML version of “First
Step Guide.”
• To view “First Step Guide” in HTML without
installing, copy the desired language folder from
the [FirstStepGuide] folder on the CD-ROM,
and then double-click [Index.html].
• Refer to the PDF version of “First Step Guide”
in the following cases:
– When printing the desired topics of “First
Step Guide”
– When “First Step Guide” is not displayed
correctly due to the browser setting even in
recommended environment.
– When the HTML version of “First Step
Guide” cannot be installed.
Using a Computer
z Tips
z Tips
• For the information about Picture
Motion Browser, visit the following
URL:
http://www.sony.net/support-disoft/
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Using a Macintosh
computer
You can copy the still images from the
“Memory Stick Duo” to the Macintosh.
Install “First Step Guide” in the supplied
CD-ROM.
b Notes
• The supplied software “Picture Motion
Browser” does not operate on Mac OS.
• Refer to “First Step Guide” for the details on
connecting your camcorder to the computer and
copying the still images.
System requirements
To copy still images from a “Memory
Stick Duo”
OS: Mac OS 9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.1/
v10.2/v10.3/v10.4).
Others: USB port (this must be provided
as standard)
About “First Step Guide”
The “First Step Guide” is an instruction
manual you can refer to on your computer.
This describes basic operations, from initial
hookup of your camcorder and computer
and making setting.
Referring to “Installing the “First Step
Guide,”” start the “First Step Guide,” then
follow the instructions.
Installing “First Step Guide”
Copy “FirstStepGuide(PDF),” stored in the
desired language in the [FirstStepGuide]
folder, to your computer.
Viewing “First Step Guide”
Double-click “FirstStepGuide(PDF).”
If no software for viewing PDF files is
installed on your computer, you can
download Adobe Reader from the
following website:
http://www.adobe.com/
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your
camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem
persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer.
• Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/
Remote Commander .....................................83
• Batteries/Power sources ...............................84
• LCD screen/viewfinder ................................85
• Discs/“Memory Stick Duo” .........................85
• Recording .....................................................86
• Playing back on your camcorder .................88
• Playing back a disc on other devices ...........89
• Editing movies on the disc ...........................89
• Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to other devices
......................................................................90
• Connecting to a computer ............................90
• Functions that cannot be used simultaneously
......................................................................90
Overall operations/Easy
Handycam operation/Remote
Commander
The power does not turn on.
The camcorder does not operate
even when the power is set to on.
• It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to
be ready to shoot after the power is turned
on. This is not a malfunction.
• Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
socket or remove the battery pack, then
reconnect it after about 1 minute. If the
functions still do not work, press the RESET
button (p. 112) using a sharp-pointed object.
(If you press the RESET button, all settings,
including the clock setting, are reset.)
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
• During Easy Handycam operation, the
following buttons/functions are not
available.
– BACK LIGHT button (p.35)
– Playback zoom (p.39)
– Turning the LCD backlight on and off
(pressing and holding the DISP BATT/
INFO button for a few seconds) (p.25)
The
(OPTION) button is not
displayed.
• The OPTION MENU cannot be used during
Easy Handycam operation.
The menu settings have been
changed.
• Most menu items automatically return to
their default settings during Easy Handycam
operation.
• The following menu items are fixed during
Easy Handycam operation:
– Movie recording mode: [SP]
–[
QUALITY] for still images: [FINE]
– [DATA CODE]: [DATE/TIME]
– Recording format for DVD-RW: [VIDEO]
• The following menu items return to their
default settings if the POWER switch is set
to OFF (CHG) for more than 12 hours:
– [FOCUS]
– [SPOT FOCUS]
– [EXPOSURE]
– [SPOT METER]
– [SCENE SELECTION]
– [WHITE BAL. ]
– [MICREF LEVEL]
Continued ,
Troubleshooting
• Attach a charged battery pack to the
camcorder (p. 20).
• Connect the plug of the AC Adaptor to the
wall socket (p. 20).
Buttons do not work.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Even if you press EASY, menu
settings do not switch to their
defaults automatically.
The supplied Remote Commander
does not function (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E).
• Following menu settings remain as they
were set even during Easy Handycam
operation.
– [FILE NO. ]
– [VOLUME]
– [TV TYPE]
–[
DISPLAY]
– [BEEP]
– [SUB-T DATE]
– [CLOCK SET]
– [AREA SET]
– [SUMMERTIME]
– [WIDE SELECT]*
– [DEMO MODE]
– [FLASH MODE]**
–[
LANGUAGE SET]
• Set [REMOTE CTRL] to [ON] (p. 70).
• Insert a battery into the battery holder with
the +/– polarities correctly matching the +/–
marks (p. 113).
• Remove any obstructions between the
Remote Commander and the remote sensor.
• Point the remote sensor away from strong
light sources such as direct sunlight or
overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote
Commander may not function properly.
* DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
** DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
Your camcorder vibrates.
• Vibration occurs depending on the condition
of the disc. This is not a malfunction.
A vibration is felt in your hand or a
faint sound is heard during
operation.
• This is not a malfunction.
A motor sound is heard in the
camcorder when the disc cover is
closed without a disc.
• Your camcorder is trying to recognize the
disc. This is not a malfunction.
Your camcorder gets warm.
• This is because the power has been turned on
for a long time. This is not a malfunction.
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a
while in a cool place.
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Another DVD device malfunctions
when you use the supplied Remote
Commander (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E).
• Select a commander mode other than DVD 2
for your DVD device, or cover the sensor of
your DVD device with black paper.
Batteries/Power sources
The power abruptly turns off.
• When approximately 5 minutes have elapsed
while you do not operate your camcorder,
the camcorder is automatically turned off
(A.SHUT OFF). Change the setting of
[A.SHUT OFF] (p. 70), or turn on the power
again, or use the AC Adaptor.
• Charge the battery pack (p. 20).
The CHG (charge) lamp does not
light while the battery pack is being
charged.
• Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
(p. 20).
• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 20).
• Connect the mains lead to the wall socket
properly.
• The battery charge is completed (p. 20).
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while
the battery pack is being charged.
• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 20). If the problem persists,
disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
socket and contact your Sony dealer. The
battery pack may be damaged.
The remaining battery time indicator
does not indicate the correct time.
• The temperature of the environment is too
high or too low. This is not a malfunction.
• The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the
problem persists, replace the battery pack
with a new one (p. 20).
• The indicated time may not be correct
depending on the environment of use.
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
LCD screen/viewfinder
The buttons do not appear on the
touch panel.
• Touch the LCD screen lightly.
• Press DISP/BATT INFO on your camcorder
(or DISPLAY on the Remote Commander
for DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E)
(p. 25).
The buttons on the touch panel do
not work correctly or do not work at
all.
• Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION])
(p. 103).
• You cannot select grayed items in the current
recording/playback status.
• Some functions cannot be used
simultaneously (p. 90).
The image in the viewfinder is not
clear.
• Move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever
until the image appears clearly (p. 25).
The image in the viewfinder has
disappeared.
• Close the LCD panel. No image is displayed
in the viewfinder when the LCD panel is
open (p. 25).
A dotted line appears on the LCD
screen.
• This is not malfunction and does not affect
recorded images.
Discs/“Memory Stick Duo”
The disc cannot be removed.
• Make sure the power source (battery pack or
AC Adaptor) is connected correctly (p. 20).
• The disc is damaged or is dirty with
fingerprints, etc. In this case, it may take up
to 10 minutes to remove the disc.
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Finalizing is interrupted by turning off your
camcorder. Turn on your camcorder and
remove the disc after finalizing is completed
(p. 44).
Troubleshooting
• The temperature of the environment is too
high or low. This is not a malfunction.
• The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the
problem persists, replace the battery pack
with a new one (p. 20).
Menu items are grayed out.
Images cannot be deleted.
• The maximum number of images that you
can delete on the index screen at one time is
100.
• Images cannot be deleted depending on the
type and recording format of a disc (p. 13,
46).
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Remaining disc space indicator is
not displayed.
• Set [
REMAINING] to [ON] to always
display the remaining disc space indicator
(p. 63).
The indicators of the disc type and
the recording format on the LCD
screen are grayed out.
• The disc may have been created other than
your camcorder. You can play back with
your camcorder, but you cannot record
additional scenes.
You cannot operate functions using
the “Memory Stick Duo.”
• If you use a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted
on a computer, format it again on your
camcorder (p. 58).
You cannot delete or format the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• The maximum number of images that you
can delete on the index screen at one time is
100.
• You cannot delete still images that have
write-protection set by another device.
Data file name is incorrect or
flashing
• The file may be corrupted.
• The file format may not be supported by
your camcorder. Use the supported file
format (p. 99).
Recording
Refer also to “Discs/"Memory Stick Duo"”
(p. 85).
Pressing START/STOP does not
record movies on the disc.
• The playback screen is displayed. Set your
camcorder to recording standby (p. 33).
• Your camcorder is recording the scene you
have just shot on the disc.
• The disc has run out of space. Use a new disc
or format the disc (DVD-RW/DVD+RW
only, p. 57). Or delete the unnecessary
images (p. 46).
• When you are using one of the following
discs after finalizing it, make the disc to be
able to record additional scenes (p.58). Or
use a new disc.
– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
– DVD+RW
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Moisture condensation has occurred with the
disc. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for about 1 hour in a cool place (p. 103).
You cannot record a still image.
• The playback screen is displayed. Set your
camcorder to recording standby (p. 33).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” has run out of
space. Use a new “Memory Stick Duo” or
format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 58). Or
delete the unnecessary images (p. 47).
• You cannot record a still image on a disc on
your camcorder.
The ACCESS lamp lights up even
when you stop recording.
• Your camcorder is recording the scene you
have just shot on the disc.
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The recording angle looks different
(DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E).
• The recording angle may look different
depending on the mode of your camcorder.
This is not a malfunction.
The actual recording time for movie
is less than the expected
approximate recording time of a
disc.
[STEADYSHOT] does not function.
• Set [STEADYSHOT] to [ON] (p. 63).
• [STEADYSHOT] may not be able to
compensate for excessive vibrations.
The BACK LIGHT function does not
function.
• The BACK LIGHT function cannot be used
during Easy Handycam operation.
• Depending on an object, such as a fast
moving object, the time available for
recording may shorten (p. 12).
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or
green appear on the screen.
The recording stops.
• The spots appear when you are recording
with [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] or [COLOR
SLOW SHTR]. This is not a malfunction.
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Moisture condensation has occurred with the
disc. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
about 1 hour in a cool place (p. 103).
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight
time difference between the point where you
press START/STOP and the actual point that
recording movie starts/stops. This is not a
malfunction.
• Set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to OFF
(p. 35).
The screen image is bright, and the
subject does not appear on the
screen.
• Set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to OFF
(p. 35).
The screen image is dark, and the
subject does not appear on the
screen (DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E).
The movie aspect ratio (16:9/4:3)
cannot be changed. (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
• Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds to turn on the backlight (p. 25).
• You cannot change the movie aspect ratio if
your disc is DVD+RW.
Undesirable flicker occurs.
The auto focus does not function.
Troubleshooting
There is a time difference between
the point where you press START/
STOP and the point that the
recorded movie starts/stops.
The color of the image is not
correctly displayed.
• This occurs when recording images under a
fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not malfunction.
• Set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 73).
• The recording conditions are not suitable for
auto focus. Adjust the focus manually
(p. 73).
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
A vertical band appears when
recording candlelight or electric light
in the dark.
• This occurs when the contrast between the
subject and the background is too high.
This is not a malfunction.
A vertical white line may appear on
an image taken in bright light.
• This phenomenon is called the smear effect.
This is not a malfunction.
Black bands appear when you
record a TV screen or computer
screen.
• Set [STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 63).
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] cannot be
operated.
• Set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to ON
(p. 35).
[COLOR SLOW SHTR] does not
operate correctly.
• [COLOR SLOW SHTR] may not operate
correctly in total darkness. Use NightShot
plus or [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS].
You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL].
• You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when:
– The LCD panel is closed on your
camcorder with the LCD screen facing out.
– The power is supplied from the AC
Adaptor.
You cannot use [WIDE SELECT]
(DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E).
• You cannot use [WIDE SELECT] if your
disc is DVD+RW.
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Playing back on your camcorder
You cannot play back a disc.
• Turn the POWER switch to turn on your
camcorder and press
(VIEW IMAGES).
• On the HOME MENU, touch
(VIEW
IMAGES), then [VISUAL INDEX].
• Check out the disc compatibility (p. 12).
• Insert a disc with the recording side facing
your camcorder (p.26).
• The disc that was recorded, formatted, of
finalized on other devices may not be played
back on your camcorder.
The playback image is distorted.
• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 99).
Still images stored on a “Memory
Stick Duo” cannot be played back.
• Still images cannot be played back if you
have modified files or folders, or have edited
the data on a computer. (The file name
flashes in that case.) This is not a
malfunction (p. 100).
• Still images recorded on other devices may
not be played back. This is not a malfunction
(p. 100).
“
” is indicated on an image in the
VISUAL INDEX screen.
• Loading of the data may have failed. It may
be indicated correctly when you turn off the
power and then turn it on again, or repeat
removing and inserting the “Memory Stick
Duo” a couple of times.
• This may appear on still images recorded on
other devices, edited on a computer, etc.
No sound or only a quiet sound is
heard when playing back a disc.
• Turn up the volume (p. 38).
• Sound is not output when the LCD screen is
closed. Open the LCD screen.
• When you record sound with [MICREF
LEVEL] (p. 77) set to [LOW], the recorded
sound may be difficult to hear.
Playing back a disc on other
devices
You cannot play back the disc, or the
disc is not recognized.
• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 99).
• Finalize the disc (p. 42).
• A disc recorded in VR mode cannot be
played back on a device that does not
support VR mode. Check the compatibility
in the instruction manual of the playback
device.
The playback image is distorted.
Playback does not move to the
previous scene when you press
..
• If playback crosses 2 titles made
automatically by your camcorder when .
is pressed, playback may not move to the
previous scene. Select the desired scene
from the menu screen. Refer to the
instruction manual of the playback device
for further information.
Editing movies on the disc
Unable to edit.
• Your disc may not be configured for editing
data (p. 13).
• There are no images recorded on the disc.
• Unable to edit because of the condition of
the image.
• You cannot edit an image protected on
another device.
• You cannot copy or move the images
between a disc and a “Memory Stick Duo.”
Scenes cannot be added in the
Playlist.
“
” is indicated on an image in the
DVD menu.
• The disc is full, or the added scenes exceed
999. Delete unnecessary scenes (p. 50).
• You cannot add still images in the Playlist.
• Loading of the data may have failed when
the disc was finalized. For the following
discs, make the disc capable of additional
recording (p. 58), then remake the DVD
menu by finalizing the disc again (p. 45).
The DVD menu may be displayed correctly.
– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
– DVD+RW
A movie cannot be divided.
Troubleshooting
• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 99).
• A movie that is too short cannot be divided.
• A movie protected on another device cannot
be divided.
A scene cannot be deleted.
Playback freezes for an instant
between the scenes.
• The image may freeze for an instant between
scenes depending on the device being used.
This is not a malfunction.
• In case of a DVD+R DL, the image may
freeze for an instant when the recording
layer changes. This is not a malfunction.
• Your disc may not be configured for deleting
data (p. 13).
• You cannot delete movie during the Easy
Handycam operation.
• A scene protected on another device cannot
be deleted.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Unable to copy the images from a
disc to a “Memory Stick Duo.”
• You cannot copy a movie from a disc to a
“Memory Stick Duo” as a still image during
playback on your camcorder.
Unable to finalize.
• Battery is running out during finalizing. Use
the AC Adaptor.
• The disc has already been finalized. In the
case of following discs, follow the required
procedure to record additional material
(p. 58):
– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
– DVD+RW
Unable to [UNFINALIZE].
• [UNFINALIZE] is not available for the
following types of disc:
– DVD-RW (VR mode)
– DVD+RW
– DVD-R
– DVD+R DL
You cannot edit or record additional
material on a disc using other
devices.
• You may not be able to edit a disc recorded
on your camcorder using other devices.
Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to
other devices
You cannot hear the sound.
You cannot dub correctly.
• The A/V connecting cable is not connected
properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting
cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to
the input jack of another device for dubbing
a image from your camcorder (p. 52).
Connecting to a computer
When using the movies on a disc, a
computer does not recognize your
camcorder.
• Install Picture Motion Browser (p. 80).
• Disconnect the USB device other than the
keyboard, the mouse, and the camcorder
from the computer.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer and
camcorder, restart the computer, then
connect them again correctly.
Cannot use the supplied software,
Picture Motion Browser, on the
Macintosh computer.
• You cannot use Picture Motion Browser on a
Macintosh.
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously
• The following list shows examples of
unworkable combinations of functions and
menu items.
Cannot use
BACK LIGHT
• When you are using the S VIDEO plug,
make sure the red and white plugs of the A/V
connecting cable are connected (p. 40).
Because of following
settings
[SPOT METER],
[FIREWORKS],
[MANUAL] in
[EXPOSURE]
WIDE SELECT* [OLD MOVIE]
The aspect ratio of the playback is
not correct when connecting your
camcorder to the TV.
[SCENE
SELECTION]
NightShot plus,
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR],
[OLD MOVIE], [TELE
MACRO]
[SPOT FOCUS]
[SCENE SELECTION]
• Set [TV TYPE] depending on your TV
(p. 40, 68).
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Cannot use
Because of following
settings
[SPOT METER]
NightShot plus,
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
[EXPOSURE]
NightShot plus,
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
[WHITE BAL. ]
NightShot plus,
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
[S. NIGHTSHOT [FADER], [D.EFFECT]
PLS]
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR]
[FADER], [D.EFFECT],
[SCENE SELECTION]
[FADER]
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [D.EFFECT],
[CANDLE],
[FIREWORKS]
[D.EFFECT]
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [FADER]
[OLD MOVIE]
[SCENE SELECTION],
[PICT.EFFECT]
[PICT.EFFECT]
[OLD MOVIE]
[TELE MACRO] [SCENE SELECTION]
[S. NIGHTSHOT PLS],
[SCENE SELECTION],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [D.EFFECT]
[WIDE
SELECT]**
[OLD MOVIE]
Troubleshooting
[AUTO SLW
SHUTTR]
* DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
** DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
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Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display/Warning
indicators
If indicators appear on the LCD screen or in
the viewfinder, check the following.
Some symptoms you can fix by yourself. If
the problem persists even after you have tried
a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service facility.
C:04:00
E:20:ss / E:31:ss / E:61:ss /
E:62:ss / E:91:ss / E:94:ss
• A malfunction that you cannot service
has occurred. Contact your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service facility.
Inform them of the 5-digit code, which
starts from “E.”
101-0001 (Warning indicator
pertaining to files)
Slow flashing
• The file is damaged.
• The file is unreadable.
C:(or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis
display)
C:04:ss
• The battery pack is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p.101).
• Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor
to the DC IN jack of your camcorder
securely (p.20).
C:13:ss
• The disc is faulty. Use a compatible disc
with your camcorder (p.12).
• The disc is dirty or has scratches on it.
Clean the disc with the supplied cleaning
cloth (p.99).
C:32:ss
• Symptoms that are not described above
have occurred. Remove the disc and
insert it again, then operate your
camcorder again.
• Remove the power source. Reconnect it
again and operate your camcorder again.
• Turn on your camcorder again.
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(Warning indicator pertaining to
discs)
Slow flashing
• A disc is not inserted.*
• Less than 5 minutes remains for
recording movies.
• A disc that cannot be read or written is
inserted, such as the single-sided disc
inserted inside out.
Fast flashing
• An unrecognizable disc is inserted.*
• A finalized DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)/
DVD+RW is inserted into your
camcorder during recording standby.
• The disc is fully recorded.*
• The disc recorded in the different TV
color system from your camcorder is
inserted when
(Movie) is selected.*
Z (You need to remove the disc)*
Fast flashing
• An unrecognizable disc is inserted.
• The disc is fully recorded.
• An error might have occurred with the
disc drive in your camcorder.
• A finalized disc is inserted.
E (Battery level warning)
Slow flashing
• The battery pack is nearly used up.
• Depending on the operating,
environment, or battery conditions, E
may flash, even if there are
approximately 20 minutes remaining.
(High temperature warning)
Slow flashing
• The temperature of your camcorder is
getting higher. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
Fast flashing*
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your
camcorder and leave it for a while in a
cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
“Memory Stick Duo”)
• No “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted
(p. 27).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is not
formatted correctly (p. 58, 99).
(Warning indicator pertaining to
incompatible “Memory Stick Duo”)*
• An incompatible “Memory Stick Duo”
is inserted (p. 99).
- (Warning indicator pertaining
to the write-protect of the “Memory
Stick Duo”)*
Fast flashing
• There is something wrong with the
flash.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
camera-shake warning)
• The amount of lights is not sufficient,
so camera-shake easily occurs. Use the
flash.
• The camcorder is unsteady, so camerashake easily occurs. Hold the
camcorder steady with both hands and
shoot the image. However, note that the
camera-shake warning indicator does
not disappear.
* You hear a melody when the warning indicators
appear on the screen (p. 67).
Description of warning
messages
If messages appear on the screen, follow the
instructions.
x Disc
ZRecording on disc disabled.
Troubleshooting
(Warning indicators pertaining to
“Memory Stick Duo” formatting)*
(Warning indicator pertaining to
the flash)
• A malfunction has occurred with the
disc and the disc cannot be used.
Playback prohibited.
• You are trying to play back an
incompatible disc with your camcorder.
• You are trying to play back an image
recorded with a copyright protection
signal.
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory
Stick Duo” is set to lock (p. 100).
• Access to the “Memory Stick Duo” was
restricted on another device.
Continued ,
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Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
Z Need to unfinalize disc.
• To record on the finalized DVD-RW
(VIDEO mode), unfinalize it (p. 58).
Disc error. Remove disc.
• Your camcorder cannot recognize the
disc, because the disc is incompatible
or has scratches.
Z Disc error. Unsupported
format.
• The disc recorded in the different
format code from your camcorder.
Formatting the disc may enable you to
use the disc on your camcorder (DVDRW/DVD+RW only) (p.57).
x “Memory Stick Duo”
Reinsert the Memory Stick.
• Reinsert the “Memory Stick Duo” a
few times. If even then the indicator
flashes, the “Memory Stick Duo” could
be damaged. Try with another
“Memory Stick Duo.”
This Memory Stick is not
formatted correctly.
• Check the format, then format the
"Memory Stick Duo" with your
camcorder if necessary (p. 58, 99).
Memory Stick folders are full.
• You cannot create folders exceeding
999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete
created folders using your camcorder.
• You will have to format the “Memory
Stick Duo” (p. 58), or delete them using
your computer.
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x PictBridge compliant printer
Not connected to PictBridge
compatible printer.
• Switch off the printer and switch it on
again, then disconnect the USB cable
and reconnect it.
Cannot print. Check the printer.
• Switch off the printer and switch it on
again, then disconnect the USB cable
and reconnect it.
x Others
No further selection is possible.
• You can select up to 100 images only
when:
– deleting images
– editing the playlist
– printing still images
Data protected.
• The disc has been protected with
another device.
Cannot divide.
• You cannot divided a movie that is
extremely short.
Recovering data
vibration.
Avoid any
• Your camcorder tries to recover data
automatically if the data writing was
not performed properly.
Cannot recover data on disc.
• Writing data to the disc has failed.
Attempts were made to recover the
data, but they were unsuccessful.
Please wait.
• This is displayed if the disc removal
process takes time. Turn on the
camcorder and leave it for about 10
minutes, preventing vibration.
Troubleshooting
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Additional Information
Using your camcorder abroad
Power supply
You can use your camcorder in any
countries/regions using the AC Adaptor
supplied with your camcorder within the
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
To view images, you need a PAL-systembased TV with AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks.
An A/V connecting cable must be
connected.
System
PAL
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is a PAL-system-based
camcorder. If you want to view the
playback image on a TV, it must be a PALsystem-based TV with an AUDIO/VIDEO
input jack.
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Used in
Australia, Austria, Belgium,
China, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary,
Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, United
Kingdom, etc.
PAL - M
Brazil
PAL - N
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay.
NTSC
Bahama Islands, Bolivia,
Canada, Central America,
Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan,
the Philippines, the U.S.A.,
Venezuela, etc.
SECAM
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran,
Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine,
etc.
Setting to the local time
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your
camcorder abroad. Set
(SETTINGS) t [CLOCK/ LANG] t [AREA SET] and
[SUMMERTIME] on the HOME MENU (p. 69).
World time difference
Area setting
Time-zone
differences
Area setting
GMT
Lisbon, London
+11:00
Solomon Is.
+01:00
Berlin, Paris
+12:00
Fiji, Wellington
+02:00
Helsinki, Cairo, Istanbul
–12:00
Eniwetok, Kwajalein
+03:00
Moscow, Nairobi
–11:00
Midway Is., Samoa
+03:30
Tehran
–10:00
Hawaii
+04:00
Abu Dhabi, Baku
–09:00
Alaska
+04:30
Kabul
–08:00
Los Angeles, Tijuana
+05:00
Karachi, Islamabad
–07:00
Denver, Arizona
+05:30
Calcutta, New Delhi
–06:00
Chicago, Mexico City
+06:00
Almaty, Dhaka
–05:00
New York, Bogota
+06:30
Rangoon
–04:00
Santiago
+07:00
Bangkok, Jakarta
–03:30
St. John’ s
+08:00
Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing
–03:00
Brasilia, Montevideo
+09:00
Seoul, Tokyo
–02:00
Fernando de Noronha
+09:30
Adelaide, Darwin
–01:00
Azores, Cape Verde Is.
+10:00
Melbourne, Sydney
Additional Information
Time-zone
differences
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Maintenance and precautions
About the Disc
symbol
See page 12 for the details of discs
which you can use with your
camcorder.
Notes on use
• Hold the disc by its edge while supporting
the center hole lightly. Do not touch the
recording side (the opposite of the printed
side when using a single-sided disc).
• Before shooting, be sure to remove dust
and fingerprints from the disc with a soft
cloth. Otherwise you may not be able to
record or play normally in some situations
using that disc.
• When you set the disc in your camcorder,
press firmly until it clicks. When the
message [C:13:ss] appears on the LCD
screen, open the disc cover and set the
disc again.
• Do not attach any adhesive material such
as a sticker on the surface of a disc. If you
do so, the disc may become unbalanced,
and this may cause a malfunction of the
disc or your camcorder.
Use of double-sided discs
Double-sided discs allow you to record
both sides of a disc.
x Recording on the A side
Place the disc in your camcorder with the side
with the
symbol at the center facing
outwards until it clicks.
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Place the
symbol facing
outwards.
Recording is made on the rear side.
• When using a double-sided disc, take care
not to smudge the surface with
fingerprints.
• When a double-sided disc is used in your
camcorder, recording/playback are
performed on that side only. You cannot
switch to record on or play back the other
side with the disc set to the camcorder.
When recording/playback of one side is
complete, remove the disc and turn it over
to access the other side.
• Perform the following operations on each
side of a double-sided disc:
– Finalizing (p. 42)
– Unfinalizing (p. 58)
– Formatting (p. 57)
Care and storage of the discs
• Keep the disc clean, or the image quality
of the audio and video output may
deteriorate.
• Clean the disc with a soft cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out. For
dirt, clean the disc with a soft cloth
slightly moistened in water, then remove
the moisture with a soft, dry cloth. Do not
use solvents such as benzine, cleaners
intended for vinyl LPs or antistatic spray,
as they may cause a malfunction to the
disc.
A "Memory Stick" is a compact, portable
IC recording medium with a large data
capacity. You can use only a "Memory
Stick Duo," which is about the half size of a
standard "Memory Stick," with your
camcorder.
However, we do not guarantee the
operation of all types of "Memory Stick
Duo" on your camcorder.
Types of “Memory Stick”
Recording/
Playback
“Memory Stick”
(without MagicGate)
–
“Memory Stick Duo”*1
(without MagicGate)
a
“MagicGate Memory Stick”
–
“Memory Stick Duo”*1
(with MagicGate)
a*2*3
“MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo” *1
a*3
“Memory Stick PRO”
–
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” *1
a*2*3
*1 A “Memory Stick Duo” is about half the size of
a standard “Memory Stick.”
*2 The types of “Memory Stick” that support high
speed data transfer. The speed of data transfer
varies depending on the device to be used.
*3 “MagicGate” is a copyright protection
technology that records and transfers the
contents in an encrypted format. Note that data
that uses “MagicGate” technology cannot be
recorded or played on your camcorder.
• Still image format: Your camcorder compresses
and records image data in the JPEG (Joint
Photographic Experts Group) format. The file
extension is “.JPG.”
• File names of still images:
– 101- 0001: This file name appears on the
screen of your camcorder.
– DSC00001.JPG: This file name appears on
the display of a computer.
• A “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by a
computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have
guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.
Continued ,
Additional Information
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight
or leave it in a humid place.
• When you carry or store the disc, put it in
its case.
• When you want to write letters or marks,
etc. on a single-sided disc, write only on
the printed side using an oil-based marker
with a felt-tip, and do not touch the ink
until it dries. Do not heat the disc or use a
sharp-pointed tool, such as ball point pen.
Do not dry the surface by heating. You
cannot write, or mark, on double-sided
discs.
About the “Memory Stick”
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
• Data read/write speed may vary depending on
the combination of the “Memory Stick” and
“Memory Stick” compliant product you use.
• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory
Stick Duo” into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot.
Doing so may cause a malfunction.
On a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect tab
x On a location for use
Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick
Duo” in the following locations:
You can prevent accidental erasure of
images when you slide the write-protect tab
on the “Memory Stick Duo” with a small
tapered object, to the write-protect position.
• Places subject to extremely high temperature,
such as a car parked outside in the summer.
• Places under direct sunlight.
• Places with extremely high humidity or subject
to corrosive gases.
Notes on use
Damaged or lost image data will not be
compensated for, and may occur in the
following cases:
• If you eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” turn the
power off on your camcorder, or remove the
battery pack for replacement while your
camcorder is reading or writing image files on
the “Memory Stick Duo” (while the access lamp
is lit or flashing).
• If you use the “Memory Stick Duo” near
magnets or magnetic fields.
It is recommended you make a back-up of
important data on the hard disk of a
computer.
x On handling a “Memory Stick”
Keep the following in mind when handling
a “Memory Stick Duo.”
• Be careful not to apply excessive force when
writing on a memo area on a “Memory Stick
Duo.”
• Do not attach a label or the like on a “Memory
Stick Duo” or a Memory Stick Duo adaptor.
• When you carry or store a “Memory Stick Duo,”
put it in its case.
• Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come
into contact with the terminals.
• Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick Duo.”
• Do not let the “Memory Stick Duo” get wet.
• Be careful to keep “Memory Stick Duo” media
out of the reach of small children. There is
danger that a child might swallow it.
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x On the Memory Stick Duo adaptor
After inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into
the Memory Stick Duo adaptor, you can use
it with a standard “Memory Stick”
compliant device.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory
Stick Duo adaptor.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the
correct direction, then insert it all the way in.
Note that improper use may cause a
malfunction. Also, if you force the “Memory
Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo adaptor
in the wrong direction, it may be damaged.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo adaptor
without a “Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing
so may result in malfunctions of the unit.
x On a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
The maximum memory capacity of a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” that can be used
on your camcorder is 4 GB.
On image data compatibility
• Image data files recorded on a “Memory Stick
Duo” by your camcorder conform to the
“Design rule for Camera File system” universal
standard established by the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
• On your camcorder, you cannot play back still
images recorded on other devices (DCRTRV900E or DSC-D700/D770) that do not
conform to the universal standard. (These
models are not sold in some regions.)
• If you cannot use a “Memory Stick Duo” that
has been used with another device, format it
with your camcorder (p. 58). Note that
formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You may not be able to play back images with
your camcorder:
– When playing back image data modified on
your computer.
– When playing back image data recorded with
other devices.
About the "InfoLITHIUM" battery
pack
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).
“InfoLITHIUM” H series battery packs
have the
mark.
What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
To charge the battery pack
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you
start using your camcorder.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of between 10 °C to 30 °C
(50 °F to 86 °F) until the CHG (charge) lamp
turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside
of this temperature range, you may not be able
to charge it efficiently.
• After charging is complete, disconnect the cable
from the DC IN jack on your camcorder or
remove the battery pack.
• Battery pack performance decreases when the
surrounding temperature is 10 °C (50 °F) or
below, and the length of time you can use the
battery pack becomes shorter. In that case, do
one of the following to use the battery pack for a
longer time.
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up,
and insert it in your camcorder right before
you start taking shots.
– Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/
NP-FH100 (optional).
• Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent
playback, fast forward or rewind operation
wears out the battery pack faster.
We recommend using a large capacity battery
pack: NP-FH70/NP-FH100.
• Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHG) when not recording or playing back on
your camcorder. The battery pack is also
consumed when your camcorder is in recording
standby or playback pause.
• Have spare battery packs ready for two or three
times the expected recording time, and make
trial recordings using a DVD-RW/DVD+RW
before making the actual recording.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water resistant.
About the remaining battery time
indicator
• When the power goes off even though the
remaining battery time indicator indicates that
the battery pack has enough power to operate,
charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining
battery time will be indicated correctly. Note,
however, that the battery indication will not be
restored if it is used in high temperatures for a
long time, or if left in a fully charged state, or
when the battery pack is frequently used. Use
the remaining battery time indication as a rough
guide only.
• The E mark that indicates low battery flashes
even if there are still 5 to 10 minutes of battery
time remaining, depending on the operating
conditions or ambient temperature.
Continued ,
Additional Information
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your
camcorder and an optional AC Adaptor/
charger.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions of
your camcorder, and displays the remaining
battery time in minutes.
With an AC Adaptor/charger, the remaining
battery time and charging time appear.
To use the battery pack effectively
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
About storage of the battery pack
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time,
fully charge the battery pack and use it up on
your camcorder once a year to maintain proper
function. To store the battery pack, remove it
from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool
place.
• To discharge the battery pack on your
camcorder completely, touch
(SETTINGS)
t [GENERAL SET] t [A.SHUT OFF] t
[NEVER] on the HOME MENU and leave your
camcorder in recording standby until the power
goes off (p. 70).
About battery life
• Battery capacity decreases over time and
through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is
probably time to replace it with a new one.
• Each battery’s life is governed by storage,
operating and environmental conditions.
About handling of your
camcorder
On use and care
• Do not use or store the camcorder and
accessories in the following locations:
– Anywhere extremely hot or cold. Never leave
them exposed to temperatures above 60 °C
(140 °F), such as under direct sunlight, near
heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They
may malfunction or become deformed.
– Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical
vibration. The camcorder may malfunction.
– Near strong radio waves or radiation. The
camcorder may not be able to record properly.
– Near AM receivers and video equipment.
Noise may occur.
– On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand
or dust gets in your camcorder, it may
malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
– Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD
screen, the viewfinder, or the lens may be
exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the
inside of the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
– Anywhere very humid.
• Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V
(battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).
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• For DC or AC operation, use the accessories
recommended in these operating instructions.
• Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example,
from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets
wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired.
• If any solid object or liquid gets inside the
casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it
any further.
• Avoid rough handling, disassembling,
modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on the
product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
• Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG)
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.
• When disconnecting the mains lead, pull it by
the plug and not the cord.
• Do not damage the mains lead such as by
placing anything heavy on it.
• Keep metal contacts clean.
• Keep the Remote Commander and button-type
battery out of children’s reach. If the battery is
accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
• If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:
– consult your local authorized Sony service
facility.
– wash off any liquid that may have contacted
your skin.
– if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with
plenty of water and consult a doctor.
x When not using your camcorder for a
long time
• Periodically turn it on and let it run such as by
playing back discs or recording for about 3
minutes.
• Remove a disc from your camcorder.
• Use up the battery pack completely before
storing it.
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 disc, or on the pickup lens.
This may cause a malfunction to your
camcorder.
x If moisture condensation has occurred
Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour
without turning it on.
x 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 humid 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 hot and
humid place.
LCD screen
• Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD
screen, as it may cause damage.
• If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a
residual image may appear on the LCD screen.
This is not a malfunction.
• While using your camcorder, the back of the
LCD screen may heat up. This is not a
malfunction.
x On adjustment of the touch panel
(CALIBRATION)
The buttons on the touch panel may not
work correctly. If this happens, follow the
procedure below. It is recommended that
you connect your camcorder to the wall
socket using the supplied AC Adaptor
during the operation.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press
(HOME).
2 Touch
(SETTINGS) t [GENERAL
SET] t [CALIBRATION].
3 Touch “×” displayed on the screen with the
corner of the “Memory Stick Duo” or the
like. The position of “×” changes.
Touch [CANCEL] to cancel.
If you did not press the right spot, try the
calibration again.
b Notes
• Do not use a sharp-pointed object for
calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD
screen.
• You cannot calibrate the LCD screen if it is
rotated, or closed with the screen facing out.
Continued ,
Additional Information
x 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 seal it
tightly. Remove the bag when the air
temperature inside the plastic bag has
reached the surrounding temperature (after
about 1 hour).
x To clean the LCD screen
If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen
dirty, it is recommended you use a soft
cloth to clean it. When you use the LCD
Cleaning Kit (optional), do not apply the
cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen.
Use cleaning paper moistened with the
liquid.
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
On handling the casing
• If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body
with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water,
and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.
• Avoid the following to avoid damage to the
finish:
– Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide
and sunscreen.
– Handling the camcorder with above
substances on your hands.
– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time.
operate your camcorder about once a month to
keep it in optimum state for a long time.
Cleaning inside the viewfinder
Remove any dust from inside the
viewfinder by following the steps below.
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 While pushing in the tab on the side with a
fine-tipped object such as a ball point pen,
pull the eyecup block in the direction of the
arrow to remove.
On the pickup lens
• Do not touch the lens inside the disc
cover. Keep the disc cover closed except
when inserting and removing the disc, to
keep dust out.
• When your camcorder does not work
because the pickup lens is dirty, clean it
with a blower (not supplied). Do not touch
the pickup lens directly during cleaning
because this may cause the camcorder to
malfunction.
3 Remove dust from the eyecup block with a
camera blower, etc.
Pickup lens
4 Press the viewfinder onto the body of the
camcorder.
5 Remove dust from the inside area where
the eyecup block was attached with a
camera blower, etc.
About care and storage of the lens
• Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft
cloth in the following instances:
– When there are fingerprints on the lens
surface.
– In hot or humid locations
– When the lens is exposed to salty air such as
at the seaside.
• Store in a well-ventilated location subject to
little dirt or dust.
• To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as
described above. It is recommended that you
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6 Attach the eyecup block to the viewfinder,
pushing it straight on until it clicks.
b Notes
• The eyecup block is a precision part. Do not
disassemble it further.
• Do not touch the lens of the eyecup block.
• If you turn the viewfinder lens adjustment lever
after removing the eyecup block from your
camcorder, the lever and lens may come out the
eyecup block. If this happens, replace them as
follows:
1 Attach the lever to the eyecup block in the
position illustrated. Do not turn the lever
before fitting the lens in place.
Your camcorder has a pre-installed
rechargeable battery to retain the date, time,
and other settings even when the POWER
switch is set to OFF (CHG). The preinstalled rechargeable battery is always
charged while your camcorder is connected
to the wall socket via the AC Adaptor or
while the battery pack is attached. The
rechargeable battery will be fully
discharged in about 3 months if you do
not use your camcorder at all. Use your
camcorder after charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery.
However, even if the pre-installed
rechargeable battery is not charged, the
camcorder operation will not be affected as
long as you are not recording the date.
x Procedures
Connect your camcorder to a wall socket
using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave it
with the POWER switch set to OFF (CHG)
for more than 24 hours.
Additional Information
2 Place the lens in the eyecup block so that
the three projections fit into the respective
grooves.
On charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery
3 Turn the lever in the direction of the arrow
to insert the lens fully into the eyecup
block.
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Specifications
System
Video compression format
MPEG2/JPEG (Still images)
Audio compression format
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD608E
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
DCR-DVD109E/DVD306E/DVD308E/
DVD708E
Dolby Digital 2/5.1ch
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
Video signal
PAL color, CCIR standards
Usable discs
8 cm DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R/
DVD+R DL
Recording format
Movie
DVD-RW: DVD-VIDEO (VIDEO mode),
DVD-Video Recording
(VR mode)
DVD+RW: DVD+RW Video
DVD-R/DVD+R DL: DVD-VIDEO
Still image
Exif* Ver.2.2
Recording time
DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R
HQ: Approx. 20 min
SP: Approx. 30 min
LP: Approx. 60 min
DVD+R DL
HQ: Approx. 35 min
SP: Approx. 55 min
LP: Approx. 110 min
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color)
Image device
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
3 mm (1/6 type) CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
Gross:
Approx. 800 000 pixels
Effective (Movie):
Approx. 400 000 pixels
Effective (Still):
Approx. 400 000 pixels
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
3mm (1/6 type) CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
Gross:
Approx. 1 070 000 pixels
Effective (Movie,16:9)
Approx. 670 000 pixels
Effective (Movie,4:3)
Approx. 690 000 pixels
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Effective (Still, 4:3)
Approx. 1 000 000 pixels
Effective (Still, 16:9)
Approx. 750 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
Optical:40×, Digital:80×, 2 000×
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
Optical:25×, Digital:50×, 2 000×
Filter diameter: 30mm (1 3/16 in.)
Focal length
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
F=1.8-4.1
f=1.9 - 76.0mm (3/32 - 3 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still camera
For movies:
36 - 1 440mm (1 7/16 - 56 3/4 in.)
For still images:
36 - 1 440mm (1 7/16 - 56 3/4 in.)
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
F=1.8-3.2
f=2.5 - 62.5mm (1/8 - 2 1/2 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still camera
For movies:
41 - 1 189mm (1 5/8 - 46 7/8 in.) (16:9)**
43 - 1 075mm (1 3/4 - 42 3/8 in.) (4:3)
For still images:
36 - 900mm (1 7/16 - 35 1/2 in.) (4:3)
39 - 975mm (1 9/16 - 38 1/2 in.) (16:9)
Color temperature
[AUTO], [ONE PUSH], [INDOOR] (3 200 K),
[OUTDOOR] (5 800 K)
Minimum illumination
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
3 lx (lux) (AUTO SLW SHUTTR ON, Shutter
speed 1/25 second)
0 lx (lux) (during NightShot plus function)
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
4 lx (lux) (AUTO SLW SHUTTR ON, Shutter
speed 1/25 second)
0 lx (lux) (during NightShot plus function)
* “Exif” is a file format for still images, established
by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association). Files in this
format can have additional information such as
your camcorder’s setting information at the time
of recording.
**In 16:9 mode, the focal length figures are actual
figures resulting from wide angle pixel readout.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video output
10 pin connector
Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
Chrominance signal: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
Audio signal: 327 mV (at Load impedance
47 kΩ (kilohms)), Output impedance less than
2.2 kΩ (kilohms)
USB jack
mini-B
(DCR-DVD106E/DVD109E/DVD306E:
output only)
REMOTE jack (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)
LCD screen
Picture
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
6.9 cm (2.7 type, aspect ratio 16:9)
Total number of pixels
123 200 (560 × 220)
General
Power requirements
Average power consumption
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD608E
LCD : 2.9W
Viewfinder : 2.7W
DCR-DVD109E
LCD : 3.0W
Viewfinder : 2.8W
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
LCD : 3.2W
(When the LCD backlight is on)
Viewfinder : 2.9W
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.)
54.5 × 89 × 130.5 mm (2 1/4 × 3 5/8 × 5 1/4
in.) (w × h × d) including the projecting parts
Mass (Approx.)
DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
390 g (13 oz) main unit only
440 g (15 oz) including the NP-FH40
rechargeable battery pack and disc
DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
400 g (14 oz) main unit only
450 g (15 oz) including the NP-FH40
rechargeable battery pack and disc
Supplied accessories
See page 19.
AC Adaptor AC-L200/L200B
Power requirements
AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Current consumption
0.35 - 0.18 A
Power consumption
18W
Output voltage
DC 8.4V*
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.)
48 × 29 × 81 (1 15/16 × 1 3/16 × 3 1/4 in.)
(w× h× d) excluding the projecting parts
Mass (Approx.)
170 g (6 oz) excluding the mains lead
* See at the label of AC Adaptor for other
specifications.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH40
Maximum output voltage
DC8.4V
Additional Information
6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack)
8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
54.5 × 89 × 130.5 mm (2 1/4 × 3 5/8 × 5 1/4
in.) (w × h × d) including the projecting parts
with supplied battery pack NP-FH40 attached
Output voltage
DC7.2V
Capacity
4.9 wh (680 mAh)
Dimensions (Approx.)
31.8 × 18.5 × 45.0 mm
(1 5/16 × 3/4 × 1 13/16 in.) (w× h× d)
Mass (Approx.)
45 g (1.6 oz)
Continued ,
107
Specifications (Continued)
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Type
Li-ion
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
108
On trademarks
Notes on the License
• “Handycam” and
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN
CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY
MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE
MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING
VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED
MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED
WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE
PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT
PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,
COLORADO 80206.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
All other product names mentioned herein may be
the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies. Furthermore, ™ and “®”
are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
"C Library," "Expat," "zlib," and "libjpeg"
software are provided in your camcorder. We
provide this software based on license agreements
with their owners of copyright. Based on requests
by the owners of copyright of these software
applications, we have an obligation to inform you
of the following. Please read the following
sections.
Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on the
CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
"C Library," "Expat," "zlib," and "libjpeg"
software.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
The software that is eligible for the following
GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred
to as "GPL") or GNU Lesser General Public
License (hereinafter referred to as "LGPL") are
included in the camcorder.
This informs you that you have a right to have
access to, modify, and redistribute source code for
these software programs under the conditions of
the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. To
download, go to the following website and select
HDR-UX1/HDR-SR1.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the
contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the
CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
"GPL," and "LGPL" software.
Additional Information
are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“Memory Stick,” “
,” “Memory Stick
Duo,” “
,” “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,” “
,”
“MagicGate,” “
,”
“MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate
Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R
DL logo are trademarks.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of
Dolby Laboratories.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS are registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc in the U.S.
and other countries.
Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark
of Intel Corporation.
Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United
States and/or other countries.
To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is
not installed on your computer, you can download
it from the Adobe Systems web page:
http://www.adobe.com/
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Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls
The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.
A Power zoom lever (34, 39)
D Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (25)
N Tripod receptacle
Attach the tripod (optional: the length of
the screw must be less than 5.5 mm
(7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using
a tripod screw.
E Eyecup (104)
O BATT (battery) release lever (20)
B PHOTO button (29, 33)
C POWER switch (23)
F Viewfinder (25)
G
(Movie)/
(Still) mode lamps
(23)
H Battery pack (20)
I START/STOP button (29, 33)
J NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch (35)
K CHG (charge) lamp (20)
L DC IN jack (20)
M Grip belt (32)
110
*
A Active Interface Shoe
The Active Interface Shoe supplies
power to optional accessories such as a
video light, a flash, or a microphone.
The accessory can be turned on or off as
you operate the POWER switch on your
camcorder. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your
accessory for details.
• When you are recording movies with an
external flash (optional) connected to the
accessory shoe, turn off the power of the
external flash to prevent charging noise
being recorded.
• When an external microphone (optional) is
connected, it takes precedence over the
internal microphone (p. 34).
F Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (5)
G Remote sensor*
Point the Remote Commander (p. 113)
towards the remote sensor to operate
your camcorder.
H Infrared port (62)
I LENS COVER switch (25)
J REMOTE jack*
Connect other optional accessories.
K A/V OUT jack (40, 52)
Quick Reference
The Active Interface Shoe has a safety
device for fixing the installed accessory
securely. To connect an accessory, press
down and push it to the end, and then
tighten the screw. To remove an
accessory, loosen the screw, and then
press down and pull out the accessory.
EInternal microphone (34)
An Active Interface Shoe compatible
microphone (optional) will take
precedence when connected (DCRDVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E).
* DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
B ACCESS lamp (Disc) (26)
C Disc cover OPEN switch (26)
D Disc cover (26)
Continued ,
111
Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
A “Memory Stick Duo” slot (27)
M DISP/BATT INFO button (21)
B LCD screen/touch panel (17, 25)
N WIDE SELECT button** (35)
C
(HOME) button (17, 60)
D Zoom buttons (34, 39)
E START/STOP button (29, 33)
F
(VIEW IMAGES) button (30, 37)
G EASY button (29)
H BACK LIGHT button (35)
I Speaker
Playback sounds come out from the
speaker. For how to adjust the volume,
see page 38.
J Access lamp (“Memory Stick Duo”)
(27)
K
(USB) jack (53)
(DCR-DVD106E/DVD109E/
DVD306E: output only)
L RESET button
Initializes all the settings, including the
setting of the date and time.
112
* DCR-DVD106E/DVD108E/DVD109E/
DVD608E
** DCR-DVD306E/DVD308E/DVD708E
Remote Commander (DCR-DVD306E/
DVD308E/DVD708E)
button or an item with b / B / v / V, then press
ENTER to enter.
b Notes
• Remove the insulation sheet before using the
Remote Commander.
Insulation sheet
• Point the Remote Commander towards the remote
sensor to operate your camcorder (p. 111).
• When no commands have been sent from the
Remote Commander in a certain period, the
orange frame disappears. When you press any of
b / B / v / V, or ENTER again, the frame appears
at the position where it was displayed last.
• You cannot select some buttons on the LCD
screen using b / B / v / V.
A DATA CODE button (65)
Displays the date and time or camera setting
data of the recorded images when you press this
during playback.
B PHOTO button (29, 33)
The on-screen image when you press this
button will be recorded as a still image.
C SCAN/SLOW buttons (30, 38)
To change the battery of the Remote
Commander
1 While pressing on the tab, inset your
fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery
case.
2 Place a new battery with the + side facing
up.
3 Insert the battery case back into the Remote
Commander until it clicks.
D . > (Previous/Next) buttons (30,
38)
F STOP button (30, 38)
Tab
G DISPLAY button (21)
H Transmitter
WARNING
I START/STOP button (29, 33)
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in
fire.
J Power zoom buttons (34, 39)
K PAUSE buttons (30, 38)
L VISUAL INDEX button (30, 37)
Displays a VISUAL INDEX screen when you
press this during playback.
M b / B / v / V / ENTER buttons
When you press any button on the VISUAL
INDEX screen or Playlist, the orange frame
appears on the LCD screen. Select a desired
Quick Reference
E PLAY button (30, 38)
• When the lithium battery becomes weak, the
operating distance of the Remote Commander
may shorten, or the Remote Commander may
not function properly. In this case, replace the
battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery.
Use of another battery may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
113
Indicators displayed during recording/playback
Recording movies
Recording still images
SP
A Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (62)
K Quality ([FINE] / [STD]) (64)
B HOME button (17, 60)
L Image size (64)
C Remaining battery (approx.) (21)
M Appears while a still image is being
saved.
D Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or
[REC] (recording))
E Counter (hour/minute/second)
F Disc type (12)
G Recording format (12)
Appears for DVD-RW only.
H OPTION button (18, 71)
I VIEW IMAGES button (30, 37)
J 5.1ch surround recording (34)
114
N Recording folder
z Tips
• As the number of still images recorded in
“Memory Stick Duo” increases, new folders are
automatically created to store them.
Viewing movies
Viewing still images
SP
A Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (62)
L Image size (64)
B Return button
C Remaining battery (approx.) (21)
M Current still image number /Total
number of recorded still images
D Playback mode
N Slide show button (39)
E Counter (hour/minute/second)
O Previous/Next button (31, 38)
F Disc type (12)
P Data file name
G Previous/Next button (30, 38)
Q VISUAL INDEX button (30, 37)
H Scene number
R Playback folder
I OPTION button (18, 71)
J Video operation buttons (30, 38)
K 5.1ch surround recording (34)
Quick Reference
Continued ,
115
Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued)
Indicators when you made
changes
Following indicators appear during
recording/playback to indicate the settings
of your camcorder.
Upper left
Upper right
Indicator
Meaning
PictBridge connecting
(53)
EZ
Warning (92)
Bottom
Indicator
SP
Meaning
Picture effect (77)
Digital effect (77)
Manual focus (73)
9
Bottom
Upper left
Indicator
Self-timer recording (77)
MICREF LEVEL low
(77)
Flash (65, 77)
[WIDE SELECT] (62)
WIDE SELECT (35)
Upper right
Meaning
Fader (76)
LCD backlight off (25)
Center
Indicator
Meaning
NightShot plus (35)
Super NightShot plus
(76)
Color Slow Shutter (76)
Slide show set (39)
116
Backlight (35)
.
Meaning
5.1ch surround recording/
playback (34)
Indicator
SCENE SELECTION
(74)
Center
n
White balance (75)
SteadyShot off (63)
EXPOSURE (74)/
SPOT METER (74)
Tele macro (73)
Data code during recording
The date, time, and camera setting data of
the recorded images are recorded
automatically on the disc and “Memory
Stick Duo.” They are not displayed while
recording. However, you can check them as
[DATA CODE] during playback (p. 65).
You can view the recording date and time
on another device, etc. ([SUB-T DATE],
p. 63).
Glossary
x 5.1ch surround sound
x VR mode
A system that plays back sound on 6 speakers, 3 at
the front (left, right and center) and 2 at the rear
(right and left) with an additional low-pass
subwoofer counted as a 0.1 channel for
frequencies of 120 Hz or lower.
One of the recording formats you can select when
using a DVD-RW. VR mode enables editing
(deleting or sequence rearrangement) with your
camcorder Finalizing the disc lets you play it back
on a VR mode compatible DVD device.
x DVD menu
x VISUAL INDEX
A menu screen that enables you to select a
particular scene from a disc being played back on
another device.
This function displays images of movies and still
images you have recorded so that you can select
those scenes you want to play back.
x Dolby Digital
An audio encoding (compression) system
developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc.
x Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
Sound compression technology developed by
Dolby Laboratories Inc. which compresses audio
efficiently while preserving high sound quality. It
enables recording of 5.1ch surround sound while
using disc space more efficiently. Discs created
by Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator can be played back
on a device compatible with the disc created on
your camcorder.
x MPEG
MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group,
the group of standards for the coding (image
compression) of video (movie) and audio. There
are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your
camcorder records movies with SD (standard
definition) image quality in MPEG2 format.
Reduced-size images which enable you to view
many images at the same time. “VISUAL
INDEX” and “DVD MENU” use a thumbnail
display system.
Quick Reference
x Thumbnail
x VIDEO mode
One of the recording formats you can select when
using a DVD-RW. VIDEO mode provides
excellent compatibility with other DVD devices.
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Index
Numeric
Computer ............................. 78
F
16:9.................................35, 68
Copyright ....................... 5, 109
FADER...........................76, 91
16:9 WIDE ...........................62
D
FILE NO. (File number)....... 64
21-pin adaptor.......................41
4:3.............................35, 62, 68
5.1 ch surround recording.....34
8cm DVD .............................10
Finalize ................................. 42
DATA CODE ...................... 65
DATE/TIME.......... 24, 65, 116
DC IN jack ........................... 20
DC plug................................ 20
A
First Step Guide........78, 81, 82
FLASH LEVEL....................65
FLASH MODE ....................77
FOCUS ...........................73, 87
AC Adaptor ..........................20
Disc............................... 46
Active Interface Shoe .........111
"Memory Stick Duo" .... 47
Additional recording.............58
DEMO MODE..................... 70
AREA SET ...........................69
DIGITAL ZOOM ................ 63
Aspect ratio...............35, 40, 62
Disc ................................ 26, 98
G
AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto
slow shutter) ...................63, 91
Disc cover OPEN switch ..... 26
GENERAL SET ................... 70
DISC INFO .......................... 55
Glossary..............................117
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)
..............................................70
Disc remaining..................... 63
Grip belt................................ 32
A/V connecting cable .....40, 52
DISP OUTPUT .................... 69
H
DISPLAY............................. 66
HOME MENU ...............16, 60
Display indicators .............. 114
CLOCK/LANG.............69
DIVIDE
GENERAL SET............ 70
B
BACK LIGHT................35, 87
FORMAT
Disc ............................... 57
"Memory Stick Duo" ....58
DISC SELECT GUIDE ....... 56
Battery ..........................20, 113
Original......................... 48
Battery Info...........................21
MOVIE SETTINGS...... 62
Playlist .......................... 51
BEACH ................................75
OUTPUT SETTINGS... 68
BEEP ....................................67
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
..................................... 34, 117
PHOTO SETTINGS ..... 64
BLACK FADER ..................76
Double-sided disc ................ 98
Button-type lithium battery
............................................113
Dubbing ............................... 52
B&W ....................................77
DVD menu ........................... 45
C
DVD drive............................ 55
DVD-R................................. 13
DVD-RW ............................. 13
CALIBRATION.................103
DVD+R DL.......................... 13
CAMERA DATA.................65
DVD+RW ............................ 13
CANDLE..............................74
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)
....................................... 77, 91
CD-ROM ..............................78
Charging time .......................21
118
DELETE
FIREWORKS....................... 74
SOUND/DISP SET....... 67
VIEW IMAGES SET....65
HQ ........................................ 62
I
Icon....... See Display indicators
IMAGE SIZE ....................... 64
Indicators ............................116
INDOOR .............................. 75
InfoLITHIUM ....................101
Install ....................................79
CLOCK SET ........................23
E
CLOCK/LANG ....................69
Easy Handycam ................... 29
COLOR SLOW SHTR (Color
Slow Shutter)..................76, 91
EDIT .................................... 48
J
EXPOSURE................... 74, 91
JPEG..................................... 99
Insulation sheet...................113
L
P
SELF-TIMER .......................77
LANDSCAPE.......................75
PAL ...................................... 96
SEPIA ...................................77
LANGUAGE SET ................69
PASTEL ............................... 77
SETTINGS category ............60
LCD backlight ......................25
PHOTO SETTINGS ............ 64
Slide show ............................39
LCD BL LEVEL (LCD back
light level).......................67, 88
Pickup lens ......................... 104
SNOW ..................................75
PictBridge............................. 53
Software................................79
LCD BRIGHT ......................67
Picture Motion Browser ....... 78
SOUND/DISP SET ..............67
LCD COLOR........................67
PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect)
........................................ 77, 91
SP..........................................62
Lens cover.............................25
LP..........................................62
Playback ......................... 30, 37
SPORTS (Sports lesson).......75
Playback zoom ..................... 39
SPOT FOCUS ......................73
M
Playing time ......................... 22
Macintosh .............................82
Playlist
SPOT METER (Flexible spot
meter)..............................74, 91
Mains lead.............................20
Creating......................... 49
Maintenance..........................98
Playback........................ 50
MANAGE DISC/MEMORY
category.................................55
PORTRAIT .......................... 75
“Memory Stick Duo”......27, 99
Memory Stick Duo adaptor
............................................100
Pre-installed rechargeable
battery................................. 105
Specifications .....................106
SPOTLIGHT ........................75
STEADYSHOT ....................63
Still Images .....................29, 33
SUB-T DATE .......................63
SUMMERTIME ...................69
Preparation ........................... 20
SUNRISE&SUNSET ...........74
Print ...................................... 53
Supplied items ......................19
MICREF LEVEL..................77
System requirements ............78
Mirror mode..........................35
Q
Moisture condensation........103
QUALITY ............................ 64
S.NIGHTSHOT PLS (Super
NightShot plus)...............76, 91
MPEG .................................117
R
T
REC MODE (Recording mode)
.............................................. 62
TELE MACRO...............73, 91
N
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT ..........62
Recording ....................... 29, 32
Thumbnail...........................117
NightShot plus ......................35
Recording format ................. 12
Tripod .................................110
NTSC ....................................96
Recording time ............... 12, 21
TV...................................40, 68
REDEYE REDUC ............... 65
TV color system ...................96
REMAINING....................... 63
TV TYPE........................40, 68
TWILIGHT...........................74
OPTION MENU ...................71
Remaining battery
.............................. 21, 114, 115
Original
MOVIE SETTINGS .............62
ONE PUSH...........................75
Remote Commander .......... 113
U
DELETE........................46
REMOTE CTRL .................. 70
UNFINALIZE ................58, 90
DIVIDE .........................48
RESET button .................... 112
Using abroad.........................96
S
V
SCENE SELECTION
........................................ 74, 90
VBR ......................................12
OTHERS category ................46
OUTDOOR...........................75
OUTPUT SETTINGS...........68
Quick Reference
O
Telephoto ..............................34
Self-diagnosis display .......... 92
Continued ,
119
Index (Continued)
VCR or DVD/HDD recorders
..............................................52
VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder
brightness) ............................67
VIDEO mode................12, 117
VIEW IMAGES SET ...........65
Viewfinder............................25
Viewing ................................30
VISUAL INDEX ....30, 37, 117
VOLUME.......................38, 67
Volume label ........................56
VR mode.......................12, 117
W
Warning indicators ...............92
Warning messages................93
WHITE BAL. (White balance)
........................................75, 91
WHITE FADER ...................76
Wide angle............................34
WIDE SELECT..............62, 88
Windows...............................78
World time difference ..........97
Write-protect tab.................100
Z
Zoom ....................................34
120
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