American Standard 2096.016 Indoor Furnishings User Manual

4-157-878-12(1)
Digital HD Video
Camera Recorder
HXR-NX5E/NX5P/NX5M
Operating Guide
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
© 2009 Sony Corporation
Read this first
Before operating this unit, please read this
manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
To handle the recorded images on
your computer
* The exFAT is a file system that is used for
SDXC memory cards.
Size of memory card you can use with
your camcorder
Refer to “Help” on the supplied CD-ROM
“Content Management Utility.”
Notes on use
Types of memory cards you can use in
your camcorder
• You can use the following memory cards
for this camcorder; “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (Mark2) media, “Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo” media, SD memory cards,
SDHC memory cards, SDXC memory
cards (Speed Class 4 or faster is required
for each SD card). However, operation
with all memory cards is not assured.
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media of up to
32 GB and SD cards of up to 64 GB have
been verified to operate with your
camcorder.
• In this manual, “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(Mark2) media and “Memory Stick PROHG Duo” media are called “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” media. SD memory card,
SDHC memory card and SDXC memory
card are called SD card.
• See page 101 for the recordable time of
memory cards.
b Notes
• A MultiMedia Card cannot be used with this
camcorder.
• Movies recorded on SDXC memory cards
cannot be imported to or played back on
computers or A/V devices not supporting the
exFAT* file system by connecting the
camcorder to these devices with the USB cable.
Confirm in advance that the connecting
equipment is supporting the exFAT system. If
you connect an equipment not supporting the
exFAT system and the format screen appears,
do not perform the format. All the data recorded
will be lost.
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• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, half the
size of “Memory Stick,” or standard size
SD cards can be used for this camcorder.
• Do not attach a label or the like on
memory card or memory card adaptor.
Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Using the camcorder
• Do not hold the camcorder by the
following part.
Lens hood
Internal
microphone
Viewfinder
LCD panel
Microphone or
Microphone holder
b Notes
• The camcorder is not dustproof, dripproof or
waterproof.
See “About handling of your camcorder”
(p. 109).
• Connect cables to your camcorder with their
terminals placed the correct way. Squeezing the
terminals into your camcorder's jacks may
damage them or results in a malfunction of your
camcorder.
• HXR-NX5E/NX5P: Even if the camcorder is
turned off, the GPS function is working as long
as the GPS switch is set to ON. Make sure that
the GPS switch is set to OFF during take off and
landing of an airplane.
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/or the
viewfinder. These points are normal
results of the manufacturing process and
do not affect the recording in any way.
Black point
White, red, blue or green point
Do not expose your camcorder’s
viewfinder, lens, or LCD screen to the
sun or strong light source for extended
periods.
• Intense light sources, especially the sun
will converge on the viewfinder or lens
and damage the internal parts of your
camcorder. Avoid sunlight or other strong
light sources when storing your
camcorder. Protect this device by always
closing the lens cover or by placing it in
its bag when not in use.
About temperature of your camcorder
and battery pack
• Your camcorder has a protective function
that disables recording or playback if the
temperature of your camcorder or battery
pack is beyond the safely operable range.
In this case, a message appears on the
LCD screen or in the viewfinder (p. 99).
On recording
• In order to stabilize memory card
operation, it is recommended that you
format the memory card when you use it
with your camcorder for the first time. All
data recorded on the memory card will be
erased by formatting, and can not be
recovered. Save important data on the
memory card on other media such as a
computer, before formatting the memory
card.
• Before starting to record, test the
recording function to make sure the
picture and sound are recorded without
any problems.
• Compensation for the loss of the content
of recordings or the loss of recording
opportunities cannot be provided, even if
recording or playback is not possible due
to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage
media, etc., or even if images or sounds
are distorted due to the limits of the
capabilities of the camcorder.
• TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your
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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.
• Because of the way that the image device
(CMOS sensor) reads out image signals,
the following phenomena may occur.
– The subjects passing by the frame rapidly
might appear crooked depending on the
recording conditions. (This phenomenon may
be notable in displays having high motion
resolution.)
– Horizontal lines appear on the screen during
recording under fluorescent lights. The
phenomena can be reduced by adjusting the
shutter speed (p. 29).
– Images on the screen look horizontally
divided when a subject is lighted with a flash.
The phenomena can be reduced by using a
slower shutter speed.
On playing back movies
• Your camcorder is compatible with
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile for
high definition image quality (HD)
recording. Therefore, you cannot play
back images recorded with high definition
image quality (HD) on your camcorder
with the following devices;
– Other AVCHD format compatible devices
which are not compatible with High Profile
– Devices which are not compatible with the
AVCHD format
• Movies made using this camcorder may
not play back normally on devices other
than this camcorder. Also, movies
recorded on other devices may not play
back properly on this camcorder.
• Standard (SD) image quality movies
recorded on SD memory cards cannot be
played on AV equipment of other
manufacturers.
Discs recorded with high definition
image quality (HD)
This camcorder captures high definition
footage in the AVCHD format. DVD media
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containing AVCHD footage should not be
used with DVD based players or recorders,
as the DVD player/recorder may fail to
eject the media and may erase its contents
without warning.
Save all your recorded image data
To prevent your image data from being lost,
save all your recorded images on external
media periodically. It is recommended that
you save the image data on a computer
using the supplied application software.
Format the recording media using
[MEDIA FORMAT] if images are not
recorded or played back properly
If you continue recording and deleting
images on recording media for a long time,
the files on that recording media may be
fragmented. As a result, you may not be
able to record and save images properly. If
this happens, save images on a separate
recordable media, such as a disc or
computer, then format the recording media
(p. 65).
Note on disposal/transfer
Even if you delete all data or format the
recording media on your camcorder or
computer, you may not delete data from the
recording media completely. When you
transfer the recording media or your
camcorder, it is recommended that you
delete the data completely using
commercially available data deletion
software to prevent the recovery of your
data. Also, when you dispose of the
recording media, it is recommended that
you destroy the actual body of the recording
media.
About the operation of the camcorder
You can operate the camcorder using the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial/B/b buttons (p. 17),
V/v/B/b/EXEC buttons (p. 67), and the
touch panel. However, you cannot use the
touch panel to make some settings such as
the MENU items.
About this manual
• Memory cards and a flash memory unit
are both referred to as recording media in
this manual.
• The images of the LCD screen and the
viewfinder used in this manual for
illustration purposes are captured using a
digital still camera, and therefore may
appear different.
• 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. 18).
• Design and specifications of recording
media and other accessories are subject to
change without notice.
• Illustrations of camcorders in this manual
show the HXR-NX5E unless otherwise
specified.
• Illustrations of battery packs in this
manual show the NP-F770 unless
otherwise specified.
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Table of Contents
Read this first ........................................................................................... 2
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items .............................................................. 9
Step 2: Attaching the supplied microphone and the lens hood with lens
cover .......................................................................................... 10
Step 3: Charging the battery pack ......................................................... 12
Step 4: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder properly ..... 14
Step 5: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder .................................... 15
Step 6: Setting the date and time ........................................................... 17
Changing the language setting........................................................... 18
Step 7: Inserting a memory card/Attaching a flash memory unit ........... 19
Recording/Playback
Recording ............................................................................................... 21
Changing the setting of the record button/handle record button ....... 23
Selecting high definition image quality (HD) or standard definition
image quality (SD)............................................................................... 24
Selecting the recording format............................................................ 25
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings ............................ 26
Adjusting the zoom.............................................................................. 26
Adjusting the focus manually .............................................................. 27
Adjusting the image brightness .......................................................... 28
Adjusting to natural color (White balance) .......................................... 30
Customizing the picture quality (Picture profile) ................................. 32
Audio setup ......................................................................................... 39
Acquiring location information (HXR-NX5E/NX5P).............................. 41
Recording with the SMOOTH SLOW REC function ............................. 42
Setting time data ................................................................................. 43
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons ..................................... 45
Playback ................................................................................................ 47
Viewing still images ............................................................................. 49
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder ............................... 51
Changing the screen........................................................................... 51
Displaying recording data (Data code)............................................... 51
Displaying the settings in your camcorder (Status check) ................. 52
Connecting a monitor or a TV ................................................................ 54
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Editing
Operating the MODE menu ....................................................................57
Protecting recorded images (Protect) .....................................................58
Using the Playlist of movies ...................................................................59
Creating the Playlist ............................................................................ 59
Playing the Playlist .............................................................................. 59
Capturing still images from a movie .......................................................60
Dividing a movie .....................................................................................61
Deleting movies and still images ............................................................62
Dubbing movies/copying still images .....................................................63
Dubbing movies.................................................................................. 63
Copying still images............................................................................ 64
Formatting the recording media .............................................................65
Preventing data on recording media from being recovered ...................65
Repairing the image database file ..........................................................66
Using the Menu
Operating the menu .............................................................. 67
Menu items .............................................................................................69
(CAMERA SET) menu ....................................................................71
Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (GAIN SET/
BACK LIGHT/STEADYSHOT, etc.)
(REC/OUT SET) menu ....................................................................77
Recording settings, input and output settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT)
(AUDIO SET) menu .........................................................................78
Settings for the audio recording (AUDIO FORMAT/XLR SET, etc.)
(DISPLAY SET) menu .....................................................................81
Display settings of the display and the viewfinder (MARKER/VF BACKLIGHT/
DISPLAY OUTPUT, etc.)
(TC/UB SET) menu ..........................................................................85
(TC PRESET/UB PRESET, etc.)
(OTHERS) menu ...............................................................................86
Settings while recording or other basic settings (AREA SET/BEEP, etc.)
Connecting with a Computer
Saving images with a computer .............................................................88
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................... 90
Warning indicators and messages ......................................................... 99
Additional Information
Recording time of movies .................................................................... 101
Using your camcorder abroad .............................................................. 103
File/folder structure on the memory card and the flash memory unit ... 104
Maintenance and precautions .............................................................. 105
About the AVCHD format .................................................................. 105
About GPS (HXR-NX5E/NX5P) .......................................................... 105
About the memory card..................................................................... 106
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.............................................. 107
About charging the battery pack ...................................................... 108
About x.v.Color.................................................................................. 109
About handling of your camcorder ................................................... 109
Specifications ....................................................................................... 112
Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls ............................................................... 116
Screen indicators ................................................................................. 122
Index .................................................................................................... 124
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have following items
supplied with your camcorder.
The number in the parentheses indicates the
number of that item supplied.
Large eyecup (1) (p. 16)
• Memory cards are not included. See pages 2 and
106 for types of memory cards that you can use
on your camcorder.
AC Adaptor/Charger (AC-VL1) (1) (p. 12)
Getting Started
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F570) (1)
(p. 12, 107)
Lens hood with lens cover (1) (p. 10)
Power cord (mains lead) (1) (p. 12)
Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
(1) (p. 121)
This lens hood is pre-mounted.
Wind Screen (1), Microphone (ECM-XM1)
(1) (p. 10)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
Component video cable (1) (p. 54)
Accessory shoe kit (Accessory shoe (1),
Accessory shoe plate (1), screws (4))
(p. 116)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 54)
USB cable (1) (p. 88)
Connecting cord (DK-415) (1) (p. 13)
CD-ROM “Content Management Utility” (1)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Digital HD Video
Camera Recorder” (1)
Operating Guide (2)
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Step 2: Attaching the supplied microphone and
the lens hood with lens cover
Attaching the supplied
microphone
4 Put the microphone cable into the
cable holder E.
When you use the supplied microphone
(ECM-XM1) for recording sound, do the
following steps.
Hook the cable in the outer cable holder.
Attaching the lens hood with lens
cover
1 Attach the wind screen B to the
supplied microphone A.
2 Place the microphone A in the
microphone holder C with the
model name facing upward, close
the cover, and shut the clamp.
3 Connect the plug of the
microphone to the INPUT1 jack
D.
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PUSH (lens hood release) button
Align the marks on the lens hood to
those on the camcorder, and turn the
lens hood in the direction of the
arrow 2 until it is locked.
To remove the lens hood with lens
cover
Turn the lens hood in the opposite direction
to the arrow 2 in the illustration while
pressing the PUSH (lens hood release)
button.
z Tips
To open or close the shutter of the
lens hood with lens cover
Getting Started
• If you attach or remove a 72mm (2 7/8 in.) PL
filter or MC protector, remove the lens hood
with lens cover.
Move the lens cover lever to OPEN to open
the lens cover, and move the lever to
CLOSE to close the lens cover.
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Step 3: Charging the battery pack
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (L series) with the
supplied AC Adaptor/Charger.
b Notes
• You cannot use batteries other than the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (L series)
(p. 107).
After charging the battery
The charge lamp turns off (normal charge).
If you continue charging more 1 hour after
the charge lamp turns off, you can use the
battery a little longer (full charge).
Remove the battery pack from the AC
Adaptor/Charger when the charge is
completed.
To attach the battery pack
Press the battery pack against the back of
your camcorder and slide it down.
Charge lamp
1 Set the mode switch to CHARGE.
2 Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor/Charger.
z Tips
• You can check the remaining battery life with
the status check function (p. 52).
To remove the battery pack
Slide the POWER switch to OFF. Push the
BATT RELEASE (battery release) button
and remove the battery pack.
3 Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the wall outlet (wall
socket).
4 Place the battery pack in the slot
of the AC Adaptor/Charger, press
it down, and slide it in the
direction of the arrow as
illustrated.
The charge lamp turns on and charging
starts.
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BATT RELEASE
(battery release) button
To store the battery pack
Using an outside power source
If the battery pack is not in use for a while,
run down the battery and store it. See page
108 for details on storage of the battery
pack.
You can use the AC Adaptor/Charger to
obtain AC power.
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord
Charging time
Battery pack
Normal charge
time
Fully charge
time
NP-F570
140
200
NP-F770
250
310
NP-F970
365
425
AC Adaptor/
Charger
Charge
lamp
Mode
switch
Getting Started
Approximate time (min.) required when
you charge a fully discharged battery pack.
b Notes
• The supplied battery pack is NP-F570.
• You cannot use the NP-F330 battery pack with
your camcorder.
On the battery pack
• Before changing the battery pack, slide the
POWER switch to OFF.
• The Battery Info (p. 52) 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.
Connecting
cord
DK-415
1 Connect the power cord (mains lead) to
the AC Adaptor/Charger.
2 Connect the power cord (mains lead) to
the wall outlet (wall socket).
3 Connect the connecting cord (DK-415)
to the AC Adaptor/Charger.
4 Set the mode switch of the AC Adaptor/
Charger to VCR/CAMERA.
5 Press the connecting part of the
connecting cord (DK-415) against the
back of your camcorder in the battery
slot and slide it down.
On the AC Adaptor/Charger
• Use the nearby wall outlet when using the AC
Adaptor/Charger. Disconnect the AC Adaptor/
Charger from the wall outlet (wall socket)
immediately if any malfunction occurs while
using your camcorder.
• Do not use the AC Adaptor/Charger placed in a
narrow space, such as between a wall and
furniture.
• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor/Charger or battery terminal with any
metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.
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Step 3: Charging the battery pack
(Continued)
• Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power
(house current) is still supplied to it while
connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the
AC Adaptor/Charger.
Step 4: Turning the
power on and holding
your camcorder
properly
To record or play back, set the POWER
switch to ON.
When you use your camcorder for the first
time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears
(p. 17).
POWER switch
1 Slide the POWER switch to ON
while you press the green button.
Press and hold the
green button.
b Notes
• The current date and time appear on the LCD
screen for a few seconds when you turn on your
camcorder after you set the date and time with
[CLOCK SET], p. 17.
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2 Hold the camcorder properly.
Step 5: Adjusting the
LCD panel and
viewfinder
LCD panel
Open the LCD panel 180 degrees (1), then
rotate it to the best angle to record or play
back (2).
Getting Started
1Open 180 degrees.
290 degrees
(max.)
3 Ensure a good grip, then fasten
2180 degrees
(max.)
the grip belt.
DISPLAY button
z Tips
• Images are displayed as mirror images on the
LCD screen, but are recorded as normal images.
To turn off the LCD backlight to make
the battery last longer
To turn off the power
Slide the POWER switch to OFF.
b Notes
• If warning messages appear on the screen,
follow the instructions.
Press and hold the DISPLAY button for a
few seconds until
appears.
This setting is practical when you use your
camcorder in bright conditions or when you
want to save battery power. The recorded
picture will not be affected by the setting.
To turn on the LCD backlight, press and
hold the DISPLAY button for a few
seconds until
disappears.
Also, you can turn on the LCD backlight by
turning on/off the camcorder.
z Tips
• You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
from [LCD BRIGHT] (p. 83).
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Step 5: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder (Continued)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder lens
adjustment lever
Move it until the picture
becomes clear.
b Notes
• You may see primary colors shimmering in the
viewfinder when you move your line of sight.
This is not a malfunction. The shimmering
colors will not be recorded on the recording
media.
z Tips
• You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder
backlight from [VF BACKLIGHT] (p. 83).
• To display images both on the LCD display and
in the viewfinder, set [VF POWERMODE] to
[ON] (p. 84).
• To display images in black and white in the
viewfinder, set [VF COLOR] to [OFF] (p. 84).
When the picture in the viewfinder is
hard to see
If you cannot see the picture in the
viewfinder clearly under bright
circumstances, use the supplied large
eyecup. To attach the large eyecup, stretch
it slightly and align it with the eyecup
groove in the viewfinder. You can attach
the large eyecup facing either the right or
left side.
b Notes
• Do not remove the pre-attached eyecup.
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Large eyecup
(supplied)
Attach with the
protruding part
at the top.
Step 6: Setting the date and time
Set the date and time when using your
camcorder for the first time. If you do not
set the date and time, [CLOCK SET] screen
appears every time you turn on your
camcorder.
2 Select
(OTHERS) by turning
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then
press the dial.
z Tips
3 Select [CLOCK SET] by turning
Getting Started
• 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. 111).
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then
press the dial.
4 Select your area by turning the
SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial
MENU
button
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, then press
the dial.
Skip to step 4 when you set the clock for
the first time.
1 Press the MENU button.
5 Set [SUMMERTIME], [Y] (year),
[M] (month), [D] (day), hour and
minute, by turning the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial, then press the dial.
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Step 6: Setting the date and time (Continued)
The clock starts.
• Set [SUMMERTIME] to [ON] to move the
time forward 1 hour.
• You can set any year up to the year 2037.
z Tips
• The date and time are automatically recorded on
the selected recording media, and can be
displayed during playback (DATA CODE
button, p. 51).
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
Press the MENU button and select
(OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial. Select the screen language in
[LANGUAGE] (p. 86).
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Step 7: Inserting a memory card/Attaching a
flash memory unit
Memory card
1 Open the cover in the direction of
• When you insert a new memory card in
standby mode, the [Create a new Image
Database File.] screen appears. Follow the
screen indication, and touch [YES].
the arrow.
To eject the memory card
b Notes
2 Orient the memory card’s
notched corner as shown in the
illustration, and insert into the
memory card slot until it clicks.
Memory card slot A and its
access lamp
• When the access lamp is lit or flashing in red,
your camcorder is reading/writing data. Do not
shake or knock your camcorder, turn the power
off, eject the memory card, or remove the
battery pack. Otherwise, image data may be
damaged.
• If [Failed to create a new Image Database File.
It may be possible that there is not enough free
space.] appears in step 2, format the memory
card (p. 65).
• When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be
careful to prevent the memory card from
popping out and dropping.
Getting Started
Lightly push the memory card once.
Selecting the memory card slot to be
used for recording
Press the A or B button of the memory card
slot where the memory card you want to
record on is inserted. The lamp of the
selected slot lights up in green.
Memory card slot B and its
access lamp
Insert with the notched corner
first, and facing down.
b Notes
• If you insert a memory card into the slot in
the wrong direction, the memory card, the
memory card slot, or image data may be
damaged.
Memory card slot A button
Memory card slot B button
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Step 7: Inserting a memory card/Attaching a flash memory unit
(Continued)
b Notes
• You can only select a slot that already has a
memory card inserted.
• While movies are being recorded on the
memory card, you cannot switch the slot even if
you press the memory card slot A/B buttons.
z Tips
• When only one slot has a memory card inserted,
the slot that has the memory card is selected
automatically.
• If the memory card is fully recorded during
recording, the camcorder continues recording
automatically on the memory card inserted in
the other slot (Relay recording, p. 22).
Flash memory unit
You can attach a flash memory unit HXRFMU128 (sold separately) to your
camcorder for recording movies.
1 While sliding the RELEASE lever
in the direction of the arrow,
remove the flash memory unit
jack cover.
3 When [EXT media has been
attached. It is necessary to
reboot. Execute?] appears on the
screen, touch [YES].
b Notes
• If you touch [NO] in step 3, turn on your
camcorder again. You will be able to record in
the flash memory unit.
To remove the flash memory unit
Turn off your camcorder, and while sliding the
RELEASE lever in the direction of arrow, remove
the flash memory unit.
When you do not use an flash memory unit, leave
the flash memory unit jack cover attached.
2 Align the mark on the camcorder
and that on the flash memory
unit, and slide the flash memory
unit in the direction of the arrow.
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Recording/Playback
Recording
Handle record button
Recording lamp
Recording lamp
Lens hood
POWER switch
Record button
• This camcorder can record movies in either high definition image quality (HD) or standard definition
image quality (SD). The factory setting is high definition image quality (HD) ([
/
SET], p. 24).
b Notes
• When the access lamp is lit or flashing in red, your camcorder is writing data on recording media. Do not
shake or knock your camcorder, or remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor/Charger.
• See page 101 on the recording time of movies.
• Your camcorder can record movies for about 13 hours continuously.
• If a movie file exceeds 2 GB during recording, the camcorder divides the file and create a new file
automatically.
• The menu settings, the PICTURE PROFILE settings, and the settings made by the AUTO/MANUAL
switch are stored in your camcorder when you turn the POWER switch to OFF. The access lamp lights up
while the settings are being stored. If you remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor/Charger before
turning off the power, the settings may return to the default settings.
Recording/Playback
Your camcorder records movies on memory cards or a flash memory unit. Do the following
steps to record movies.
1 Open the shutter of the lens hood.
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Recording (Continued)
2 Slide the POWER switch to ON while pressing the green button.
Press and hold the green
button.
3 Press the record button or the handle record button.
[STBY] t [REC]
The recording lamp lights up during recording.
To stop the movie recording, press the record button or the handle record button again.
z Tips
• When recording in high definition image quality (HD), the aspect ratio is fixed to 16:9. When recording in
standard definition image quality (SD), you can switch the aspect ratio to 4:3 ([
WIDE REC], p. 77).
• You can change the screen display during recording (p. 51).
• Indicators displayed on the screen during recording are shown on page 122.
• The recording lamp can be set to stay off ([REC LAMP[F]], [REC LAMP[R]], p. 86).
• For low angle recording, the handle record button is convenient. Release the HOLD lever to enable the
handle record button. It might be helpful if you set the LCD panel face up or close it after turning it face
down, or lift the viewfinder up during the low angle recording.
• You can capture still images from the movies you recorded (p. 60).
To continue recording on the memory cards, one after another (Relay recording)
Insert memory cards each in both slots A and B, so the camcorder switches memory card A (or
B) just before space on the other one runs out, and continues recording on the next memory
card automatically.
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Insert a recordable memory card.
Small space
Start
End
REC: Recording
Small space
• Do not eject the memory card that is currently being used for recording. Replace only the memory card
whose slot lamp is off.
• Even if you press the memory card slot button, A or B, while recording movies, you cannot switch the slot
currently being used.
• When the remaining recording time of the memory card being used is less than 1 minute and the other slot
has recordable memory card inserted, [
] or [
] appears on the camcorder screen. The
indicator turns off when the memory card is switched.
• If you start recording on a memory card with the remaining recording time of less than 1 minute, the
camcorder may not be able to relay-record. To relay-record without fail, make sure that the memory card
has more than 1 minute when you start recording.
• Seamless playback of relay-recorded movies with this camcorder is not possible.
• You can re-combine relay-recorded movies using the supplied application software (Windows only).
Recording/Playback
b Notes
To record movies using both the memory card and the flash memory unit
(Simultaneous recording)
You can record movies on both of these recording media simultaneously.
You can change the recording media using the record button and the handle record button with
[REC BUTTON SET] (p. 23).
b Notes
• You cannot record on the memory cards in slots A and B simultaneously.
z Tips
• Relay recording works during simultaneous recording on different media.
• If one of the recording media used becomes unable to continue recording during simultaneous recording,
the other recording media continues recording without pause.
Changing the setting of the record button/handle record button
You can start and stop recording on different recording media at different timing by operating
the record button and the handle record button.
In the default setting, movies are recorded on both the memory card and the flash memory unit
at the same time when either record button is pressed.
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Recording (Continued)
• REC BUTTON:[
][
]
• HANDLE REC BUTTON:[
][
]
To change the setting
Press MENU t select
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [REC BUTTON SET] with
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
[REC BUTTON SET] setting
REC BUTTON:[
HANDLE REC
][
BUTTON:[
][
REC BUTTON:[
HANDLE REC
]
BUTTON:[
]
REC BUTTON:[
HANDLE REC
]
BUTTON:[
Button and recording media
]
]
Recording on both the memory card and the flash memory unit
starts and stops at the same time when either record button is
pressed.
Recording on the memory card starts and stops when the record
button is pressed, and on the flash memory unit when the handle
record button is pressed.
]
Recording on the flash memory unit starts and stops when the
record button is pressed, and on the memory card when the handle
record button is pressed.
Selecting high definition image quality (HD) or standard definition
image quality (SD)
You can set the recording image quality, high definition image quality (HD) or standard
definition image quality (SD), separately for the memory card and the flash memory unit.
To change the setting
Press MENU t select
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [
/
SET] with the
To record in high definition image quality (HD)
Select [
:
:
] in [
/
SET].
Images are recorded in high definition image quality (HD) on the memory card and the flash
memory unit.
To record in standard definition image quality (SD)
To record in standard definition image quality (SD) on the memory card, select [
:
:
] in [
/
SET].
To record in standard definition image quality (SD) on the flash memory unit, select [
:
].
:
b Notes
• You cannot record in standard definition image quality (SD) on both the memory card and the flash
memory unit simultaneously.
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Selecting the recording format
You can select the recording format (bit-rate, image size, frame rate, scanning system). In the
default setting, [
] is selected.
To change the setting
Press MENU t select
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Setting value
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [REC FORMAT] with the
Description
Recording/Playback
• Bit-rate
FX: max. 24 Mbps
FH: approx. 17 Mbps (average)
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (average)
LP: approx. 5 Mbps (average)
• Image size
FX: 1920×1080/1280×720
FH: 1920×1080/1280×720
HQ: HD recording 1440×1080
SD recording 720×576
LP: 1440×1080
• Frame rate
either 25 or 50
• Scanning system
i: interlace
p: progressive
pSCAN: Records images of progressive scanning system as interlace
signal (50i).
Setting value
If you select [
], for example, movies are recorded with following format.
• HD: High definition image quality. SD is standard definition image quality.
• 1080: Effective scanning lines
• 50: Frame rate
• i: Scanning system
• FX: Recording mode
b Notes
• The recording mode is fixed to FX or FH with the progressive scanning system.
• When the recording format is changed to or from the 720/50p, you will be prompted to reboot the
camcorder. Select [YES]. Otherwise, you cannot switch the recording format.
z Tips
• When [
:
:
] in [
/
SET] is selected,
items are grayed out.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder
recordings
Adjusting the zoom
Using the handle zoom
1 Set the handle zoom switch B to VAR
or FIX.
z Tips
• When you set the handle zoom switch B to
VAR, you can zoom in or out at variable
speed.
• When you set the handle zoom switch B to
FIX, you can zoom in or out at fixed speed
set in [HANDLE ZOOM] (p. 74).
2 Press the handle zoom lever A to zoom
in or out.
b Notes
Using the power zoom lever
Move the power zoom lever D slightly for
a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster
zoom.
Wide view: (Wide angle)
• You cannot use the handle zoom lever A when
the handle zoom switch B is set to OFF.
• You cannot change the zoom speed of the power
zoom lever D with the handle zoom switch B.
Using the zoom ring
You can zoom at the desired speed by
turning the zoom ring C. Fine adjustment
is also possible.
b Notes
Close view: (Telephoto)
z Tips
• The minimum distance required between your
camcorder and the subject for focus is about
1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about
80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto.
• The focus may not be adjusted at certain zoom
positions if the subject is within 80 cm (about
2 5/8 feet) from your camcorder.
• When you set [FOCUS MACRO] to [OFF], you
cannot focus on a subject within 80 cm (about 2
5/8 feet) regardless of the zoom position (p. 74).
• Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom
lever D. If you move your finger off the power
zoom lever D, the operation sound of the
power zoom lever D may also be recorded.
• You can increase the zoom speed of the power
zoom lever D or the handle zoom A ([SPEED
ZOOM], p. 74).
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• Turn the zoom ring C at a moderate speed. If
you turn it too fast, the zoom speed may lag
behind the zoom ring rotation speed, or the
operation sound of the zoom may also be
recorded.
Adjusting the focus manually
9 changes to
when the focus
cannot be adjusted any farther. 9
changes to
when the focus cannot be
adjusted any closer.
z Tips
For focusing manually
To restore automatic adjustment
You can adjust the focus manually for
different recording conditions.
Use this function in the following cases.
– To record a subject behind a window covered
with raindrops.
– To record horizontal stripes.
– To record a subject with little contrast between
the subject and its background.
– When you want to focus on a subject in the
background.
Set the FOCUS switch B to AUTO.
9 disappears and the automatic focus
adjustment is restored.
Recording/Playback
• It is easier to focus on the subject when you use
the zoom function. Move the power zoom lever
towards T (telephoto) to adjust the focus, and
then, towards W (wide angle) to adjust the zoom
for recording.
• When you want to record a close-up image of a
subject, move the power zoom lever towards W
(wide angle) to fully magnify the image, then
adjust the focus.
Using automatic focus temporarily
(Push auto focus)
Record the subject while pressing and
holding the PUSH AUTO button C.
If you release the button, the setting returns
to manual focusing.
Use this function to shift the focus on one
subject to another. The scenes will shift
smoothly.
z Tips
– To record a stationary subject using a tripod.
1 During recording or standby, set
the FOCUS switch B to MAN.
• The focal distance information (for when it is
dark and hard to adjust the focus) appears for
about 3 seconds in the following cases. (It will
not be displayed correctly if you are using a
conversion lens (sold separately)).
– When you set the FOCUS switch B to
MAN and 9 appears on the screen
– When you rotate the focus ring while 9 is
displayed on the screen.
9 appears.
2 Rotate the focus ring A and
adjust the focus.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
Using the expanded focus (Expanded
focus)
Adjusting the image brightness
[EXPANDED FOCUS] is assigned to the
ASSIGN 7 button (p. 45).
Press the ASSIGN 7 button.
[EXPANDED FOCUS] appears and the
center of the screen is magnified by about
2.0 times. It will be easier to confirm the
focus setting during manual focusing. The
screen returns to the original size when you
press the button again.
b Notes
• Even though the image appears expanded on the
screen, the recorded image is not expanded.
z Tips
• You can select a type of an expanded image
displayed during the expanded focus
([EXPANDED FOCUS TYPE], p. 82).
Focusing on a distant subject (Focus
infinity)
Slide the FOCUS switch B to INFINITY
and hold it there.
appears on the screen.
To return to manual focus mode, release the
FOCUS switch B. This function enables
you to set focus on a distant subject even
when the focus is automatically set on a
close subject.
b Notes
• This function is only available during the
manual focus. It is not available during the
automatic focus.
You can adjust the image brightness by
adjusting the iris, gain or shutter speed, or
by reducing the light volume with the ND
filter B.
b Notes
• You cannot use the back light function and the
spotlight function when iris, gain and shutter
speed are adjusted manually.
• [AE SHIFT] is not effective temporarily while
you adjust the iris, gain and shutter speed all
manually.
Adjusting the iris
You can manually adjust the iris to control
the volume of the light entering the lens. By
adjusting the iris, you can change or close
(
) the aperture of the lens, which is
expressed as an F value between F1.6 and
F11. The volume of the light increases the
more that you open the aperture (decreasing
F value). The volume of the light decreases
the more that you close the aperture
(increasing F value). The current F value
appears on the screen.
1 During recording or standby, set the
AUTO/MANUAL switch H to
MANUAL.
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2 When the iris is automatically adjusted,
press the IRIS button E.
next to the iris value disappears, or
the iris value appears on the screen.
3 Adjust the iris with the iris ring A.
When you assign [PUSH AUTO IRIS]
to one of the ASSIGN buttons, you can
automatically adjust the iris while
pressing and holding that ASSIGN
button. See page 45 for details on the
ASSIGN button.
z Tips
To adjust the iris automatically
Press the IRIS button E, or set the AUTO/
MANUAL switch H to AUTO.
The iris value disappears, or
appears
next to the iris value.
b Notes
• When you set the AUTO/MANUAL switch H
to AUTO, other manually adjusted items (gain,
shutter speed, white balance) also become
automatic.
Adjusting the gain
You can adjust the gain manually when you
do not want to use the AGC (automatic gain
control).
1 During recording or standby, set the
AUTO/MANUAL switch H to
MANUAL.
2 When the gain is automatically
adjusted, press the GAIN button C.
3 Set the gain switch F to H, M or L.
The gain value set for the selected gain
switch position appears on the screen.
You can set the gain value for each gain
switch position from [GAIN SET] of the
(CAMERA SET) menu (p. 71).
To adjust the gain automatically
Press the GAIN button C, or set the
AUTO/MANUAL switch H to AUTO.
The gain value disappears, or
appears
next to the gain value.
b Notes
• When you set AUTO/MANUAL switch H to
AUTO, other manually adjusted items (iris,
shutter speed, white balance) also become
automatic.
z Tips
Recording/Playback
• The F value becomes close to F3.4 as the zoom
position changes from W to T even when you
open the aperture by setting the F value lower
than F3.4, such as F1.6.
• The range of focus, an important effect of the
aperture, is called the depth of field. The depth
of field gets shallower as the aperture is opened,
and deeper as the aperture is closed. Use the
aperture creatively to obtain the desired effect in
your photography.
• This is handy for making the background
blurred or sharp.
next to the gain value disappears, or
the gain value appears on the screen.
• When you record high definition image quality
(HD) movies with the gain set to [-6dB] and
play them back with the data code, the gain
value is displayed as [---].
Adjusting the shutter speed
You can manually adjust and fix the shutter
speed. You can make a moving subject look
still or emphasize the movement of a
moving subject by adjusting the shutter
speed.
1 During recording or standby, set the
AUTO/MANUAL switch H to
MANUAL.
2 Press the SHUTTER SPEED button D
until the shutter speed value is
highlighted.
3 Change the shutter speed displayed on
the screen by turning the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial G.
You can adjust the shutter speed in a
range of 1/3 second through 1/10000
second.
The denominator of the set shutter speed
appears on the screen. For example,
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
[100] appears on the screen when you
set the shutter speed to 1/100 second.
The larger the value on the screen, the
faster the shutter speed.
4 Press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial G to
lock the shutter speed.
To readjust the shutter speed, do steps
2 to 4.
z Tips
• It is difficult to focus automatically at a lower
shutter speed. Manual focusing with your
camcorder attached to a tripod is recommended.
• When recording under fluorescent lamps,
sodium lamps, or mercury lamps, the picture
may flicker or change colors, or may have
horizontal bands of noise. You may be able to
improve the situation by adjusting the shutter
speed.
To adjust the shutter speed
automatically
Press the SHUTTER SPEED button D
twice, or set the AUTO/MANUAL switch
H to AUTO.
The shutter speed value disappears, or
appears next to the shutter speed value.
The ND filter indicator will stop flashing
and remain on the screen.
If
flashes, set the ND filter to OFF.
The ND filter icon will disappear from the
screen.
b Notes
• If you change the ND filters B during
recording, the movie and sound may be
distorted.
• When adjusting the iris manually, the ND filter
icon does not flash even if the light volume
should be adjusted with the ND filter.
• If the camcorder cannot detect the ND filter
position (OFF/1/2/3),
flashes on the screen.
Make sure that the ND filter is set correctly.
z Tips
• While recording a bright subject, diffraction
may occur if you close the aperture further
down, resulting in a fuzzy focus (this is a
common phenomenon with video cameras). The
ND filter B suppresses this phenomenon and
gives better recording results.
Adjusting to natural color (White
balance)
b Notes
• When you set the AUTO/MANUAL switch H
to AUTO, other manually adjusted items (iris,
gain, white balance) also become automatic.
Adjusting the volume of light
(ND filter)
You can record the subject clearly by using
the ND filter B when the recording
environment is too bright.
The ND filters 1, 2 and 3 reduce the volume
of light to about 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64,
respectively.
If
flashes during the iris automatic
adjustment, set the ND filter to 1. If
flashes during the iris automatic
adjustment, set the ND filter to 2. If
flashes during the iris automatic
adjustment, set the ND filter to 3.
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You can adjust and fix the white balance
according to the lighting conditions of
recording environment.
You can store white balance values in
memory A (
A) and memory B (
B),
respectively. Unless a white balance is
readjusted, values will remain even after the
power has been turned off.
When you select PRESET, [OUTDOOR],
[INDOOR] or [MANU WB TEMP] is
selected, according to which one you
previously set with [WB PRESET] in the
(CAMERA SET) menu.
1 During recording or standby, set
2 Press the WHT BAL button A.
3 Set the white balance memory
switch B to any one of
PRESET/A/B.
Select A or B for recording with the
white balance setting stored in memory
A or B.
Indicator
Shooting conditions
A
(Memory A)
B
(Memory B)
• White balance values
adjusted for light
sources can be stored
in memory A and
memory B. Follow the
steps in “To save the
adjusted white balance
value in memory A or
B” (p. 31).
• Recording neon signs
or fireworks
Outdoor
([OUTDOOR]) • Recording sunset/
sunrise, just after
sunset or just before
sunrise
• Under daylight color
fluorescent lamps
Shooting conditions
n
Indoor
([INDOOR])
• Under the lighting
conditions that change
in many ways, such as
a party hall
• Under strong light,
such as in a
photography studio
• Under sodium lamps
or mercury lamps
Color
temperature
([MANU WB
TEMP])
• Color temperature can
be set between 2300K
and 15000K (the
default setting is
6500K).
z Tips
• You can change the outdoor white balance
setting by setting offset. Press
(one push)
button C while
(outdoor) is selected and
turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial E to select an
offset value from -7 (bluish) to 0 (normal, the
default setting) to +7 (reddish). You can also set
the white balance offset value from the menu
([WB OUTDOOR LEVEL], p. 72).
• You can change the color temperature. Set [WB
PRESET] to [MANU WB TEMP], and the
white balance memory switch B to PRESET,
then press the
(one push) button C. Turn
the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial E until the desired
temperature appears on the screen, then press
the dial to set the temperature. You can also set
the color temperature from the menu ([WB
TEMP SET], p. 72).
Recording/Playback
the AUTO/MANUAL switch D to
MANUAL.
Indicator
To save the adjusted white balance
value in memory A or B
1 Set the white balance memory switch to
A(
A) or B (
B) in step 3 of
“Adjusting to natural color (White
balance).”
2 Capture a white subject, such as white
paper, full-screen in the same lighting
condition as the one in which the subject
is.
3 Press the
(one push) button C.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
A or
B starts flashing rapidly. It
will stay on when the white balance
adjustment is completed and the
adjusted value is stored in
A or
B.
Customizing the picture quality
(Picture profile)
b Notes
• When a white balance adjustment value has not
been obtained successfully,
A or
B
turns from rapid flashing to slow flashing.
Adjust the subject appropriately and set the
shutter speed to auto or around 1/50, then try
adjusting the white balance again.
• It may take a long time to adjust the white
balance, depending on the recording conditions.
If you want to perform a different operation
before completing the adjustment, set the white
balance memory switch B to another position
to temporarily suspend white balance
adjustment.
To adjust the white balance
automatically
Press the WHT BAL button A or set the
AUTO/MANUAL switch D to AUTO.
b Notes
• When you set the AUTO/MANUAL switch D
to AUTO, other manual adjusted items (iris,
gain, and shutter speed) also become automatic.
You can customize the picture quality by
adjusting picture profile items such as
[GAMMA] and [DETAIL].
Connect your camcorder to a TV or
monitor, and adjust the picture quality
while observing the picture on the TV or
monitor screen.
Picture quality settings for different
recording conditions have been stored in
[PP1] through [PP6] as default settings.
b Notes
• When you set [x.v.Color] in the
(CAMERA SET) menu to [ON], the picture
profile will be disabled.
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Picture profile
number
PP1
PP2
PP3
PP5
PP6
Default settings the same
as when Picture Profile is
[OFF]
Default settings the same
as when Picture Profile is
[OFF]
Example settings of
pictures recorded by a
professional shoulder
camcorder with ITU-709
gamma
Example settings of
pictures recorded by a
professional handy
camcorder with PD
gamma
Example settings of
pictures recorded on
cinema color negative film
Example settings of
pictures screened with
cinema color print film
Select [OFF] in step 2 with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
To change the picture profile
You can change the settings stored in [PP1]
through [PP6].
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
B.
2 Select the PICTURE PROFILE number
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
3 Select [SETTING] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
4 Select an item to be adjusted with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
5 Adjust the picture quality with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to adjust other
items.
Recording/Playback
PP4
To cancel the picture profile recording
Recording condition
7 Select [
RETURN] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A.
8 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial A.
A picture profile indicator appears.
1 During standby, press the
PICTURE PROFILE button B.
2 Select a picture profile number
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
You can record with the settings of the
selected picture profile.
3 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
BLACK LEVEL
To set the black level.
Item
Description and settings
[MASTER BLACK]
Sets the master black level.
-15 to +15
[BLACK R]
Sets the black level of Rch.
[MASTER BLACK] + [BLACK R] is the black level of Rch.
-15 to +15
[BLACK G]
Sets the black level of Gch.
[MASTER BLACK] + [BLACK G] is the black level of Gch.
-15 to +15
[BLACK B]
Sets the black level of Bch.
[MASTER BLACK] + [BLACK B] is the black level of Bch.
-15 to +15
GAMMA
To select a gamma curve.
Item
Description and settings
[STANDARD]
Standard gamma curve
[CINEMATONE1]
Gamma curve 1 for producing tone of film camera images
[CINEMATONE2]
Gamma curve 2 for producing tone of film camera images
[ITU709]
Gamma curve that corresponds to ITU-709. Gain in low intensity area:
4.5
[G5.0]
Gamma curve with 5.0 of a low intensity area gain
[PD]
Gamma curve for producing tone similar to DSR-PD series
[x.v.]
Gamma curve similar to x.v.Color
BLACK GAMMA
To correct gamma in low intensity area.
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Item
Description and settings
[RANGE]
Selects a correcting range.
HIGH / MIDDLE / LOW
[LEVEL]
Sets the correcting level.
-7 (maximum black compression) to +7 (maximum black stretch)
KNEE
To set knee point and slope for video signal compression to prevent over-exposure by limiting
signals in high intensity areas of the subject to the dynamic range of your camcorder.
Description and settings
[MODE]
Selects a mode either automatic or manual.
[AUTO]
: to set the knee point and slope automatically.
[MANUAL] : to set the knee point and slope manually.
[AUTO SET]
Sets the maximum point and sensitivity in the automatic mode.
[MAX POINT]
: Sets the maximum point.
90% to 100%
[SENSITIVITY] : Sets the sensitivity.
HIGH/MIDDLE/LOW
[MANUAL SET]
Sets the knee point and slope manually.
[POINT]
: Sets the knee point.
75% to 105%
[SLOPE]
: Sets the knee slope.
-5(gentle) to +5(steep)
Recording/Playback
Item
COLOR MODE
To set type and level of colors.
Item
Description and settings
[TYPE]
Selects a type of colors.
[STANDARD]
: Standard colors
[CINEMATONE1] : Film camera image-like colors good with
[GAMMA] set to [CINEMATONE1]
[CINEMATONE2] : Film camera image-like colors good with
[GAMMA] set to [CINEMATONE2]
[ITU709 MATRIX]: Colors corresponding to ITU-709
[LEVEL]
Sets a color level when you set [TYPE] to the settings other than
[STANDARD].
1 (close to color settings of [STANDARD]) to 8 (color settings of the
selected type)
COLOR LEVEL
To set the color level.
Item
Description and settings
-7 (light) to +7 (dark), -8: black and white
COLOR PHASE
To set the color phase.
Item
Description and settings
-7 (greenish) to +7 (reddish)
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
COLOR DEPTH
To set the color depth for each color phase.
This function is more effective for chromatic colors and less effective for achromatic colors.
The color looks deeper as you increase the setting value to more positive side, and lighter as
you decrease the value to more negative side. This function is effective even if you set
[COLOR LEVEL] to [-8] (black and white).
Item
Description and settings
[R]
-7 (light red) to +7 (deep red)
[G]
-7 (light green) to +7 (deep green)
[B]
-7 (light blue) to +7 (deep blue)
[C]
-7 (light cyan) to +7 (deep cyan)
[M]
-7 (light magenta) to +7 (deep magenta)
[Y]
-7 (light yellow) to +7 (deep yellow)
WB SHIFT
To set items for the white balance shift.
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Item
Description and settings
[FILTER TYPE]
Selects a color filter type for the white balance shift.
[LB-CC]
: Film type (color conversion and correction)
[R-B]
: Video type (correction of R and B levels)
[LB[COLOR TEMP]]
Sets a color temperature offset value.
-9 (bluish) to +9 (reddish)
[CC[MG/GR]]
Sets a color correct offset value.
-9 (greenish) to +9 (magentish)
[R GAIN]
Sets an R level.
-9 (low R level) to +9 (high R level)
[B GAIN]
Sets a B level.
-9 (low B level) to +9 (high B level)
DETAIL
To set items for the detail.
Item
Description and settings
[LEVEL]
Sets the detail level.
-7 to +7
[MANUAL SET]
[ON/OFF]
[ON]
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: Turns on and off the manual detail adjustment.
: Enables the manual detail adjustment (automatic
optimization will not be performed).
[OFF]
: Disables the manual detail adjustment.
[V/H BALANCE] : Sets the vertical (V) and horizontal (H) balance of
DETAIL.
-2 (off to the vertical (V) side) to +2 (off to the
horizontal (H) side)
[B/W BALANCE]: Selects the balance of the lower DETAIL (B) and
the upper DETAIL (W).
TYPE 1 (off to the lower DETAIL (B) side) to
TYPE 5 (off to the upper DETAIL (W) side)
[BLACK LIMIT] : Sets the limit level of the lower DETAIL (B).
0 (Low limit level: likely to be limited) to 7 (High
limit level: not likely to be limited)
[WHITE LIMIT] : Sets the limit level of the upper DETAIL (W).
0 (Low limit level: likely to be limited) to 7 (High
limit level: not likely to be limited)
[CRISPENING] : Sets the crispening level.
0 (shallow crispening level) to 7 (deep crispening
level)
[HI-LIGHT DETAIL]:
Sets the DETAIL level in the high intensity areas.
-2 to +2
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
SKINTONE DETAIL
To adjust the detail of skintone areas to reduce wrinkles.
Item
Description and settings
[ON/OFF]
Suppresses details in skin-tone areas to reduce wrinkles. Select [ON]
when you want to use this function. You can also select other areas.
[LEVEL]
Sets the adjustment level.
1 (less adjust the detail) to 8 (more adjust the detail)
[COLOR SEL]
Sets color items for the detail adjustment.
[PHASE]
: Sets the color phase.
0 (purple) t 32 (red) t 64 (yellow) t
96 (green) t 127 (blue)
[RANGE]
: Sets the color range.
0 (selects no color), 1 (narrow: selects a single
color) to 31 (wide: selects multiple colors in
similar color phases and saturation)
The detail will not be adjusted when you set
[RANGE] to 0.
[SATURATION] : Sets the color saturation.
0 (selects a light color) to 31 (selects a deep color)
[REVERSE]
: Reverses the selected color range.
If you execute this function when a color has been
selected, colors that have not been selected will be
selected instead.
[Y LEVEL]
: Sets the color brightness.
0 (selects a dark color) to 31 (selects a bright
color)
[Y RANGE]
: Sets the color brightness range.
1 (narrows the brightness range) to 32 (expands
the brightness range)
COPY
To copy the settings of the picture profile to another picture profile number.
RESET
To reset the picture profile to the default setting.
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To copy the picture profile setting to
another picture profile number
Audio setup
See page 32 for the location of the buttons.
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
B.
2 Select the picture profile number that
you want to copy from with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A.
3 Select [SETTING] t [COPY] with
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
Recording/Playback
4 Select the number of the picture profile
that you want to copy to with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A.
5 Select [YES] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
6 Select [
RETURN] t [OK] with the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
To reset the picture profile settings
You can reset the picture profile settings by
each picture profile number. You cannot
reset all picture profile settings at once.
See page 32 for the location of the buttons.
1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
B.
2 Select the number of the picture profile
that you want to reset with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A.
3 Select [SETTING] t [RESET] t
[YES] t [
RETURN] t [OK]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
Channel setting
1 Select input sources with the CH1 (INT
MIC/INPUT1) switch C and the CH2
(INT MIC/INPUT1/INPUT2) switch
D.
See the table below for the recording
channels.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
When the CH1 switch is set to INT
MIC
CH2 switch
position
INT MIC
INPUT1
INPUT2
Input channel and source
Internal
microphone
(L)
CH1
Internal
microphone
(R)
CH2*
Internal
microphone
(mono)
CH1
XLR INPUT1
CH2**
Internal
microphone
(mono)
CH1
XLR INPUT2
CH2**
When the CH1 is set to INPUT1
CH2 switch
position
Input channel and source
INT MIC
XLR INPUT1
CH1
Internal
microphone
(mono)
CH2**
XLR INPUT1
CH1
INPUT1
CH2**
INPUT2
XLR INPUT1
CH1
XLR INPUT2
CH2**
* The recording level of channel 2 is
synchronized with that of channel 1 when only
the internal microphone is used. The recording
level of channel 2 is controlled with the CH1
(AUDIO LEVEL) dial and the CH1 (AUTO/
MAN) switch.
** You can adjust the recording levels of channel 1
and channel 2 separately.
2 Set the INPUT1 switch B to an
appropriate position for the microphone
connected to the INPUT1 jack A.
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LINE: For inputting sound from an
audio device
MIC: For inputting sound from an
external microphone that does
not support the +48V power
source.
MIC+48V:For inputting sound from a
device that supports the +48V
power source including the
supplied microphone.
When you connect a microphone to the
INPUT2 jack, set the INPUT2 switch to
an appropriate position for that
microphone.
b Notes
• Do not operate the INPUT1/INPUT2 switches
during recording to prevent noise from being
recorded.
• When you connect a device that supports the
+48V power source to the INPUT1 or INPUT2
jack, set the INPUT1/INPUT2 switches to MIC
prior to connecting the device. When you
disconnect the device, set the INPUT1/INPUT2
switch to MIC first, then disconnect it.
• When you connect a microphone that does not
support the +48V power source to the INPUT1
or INPUT2 jack, set the INPUT1/INPUT2
switch to MIC. If you use it with the INPUT1/
INPUT2 switch set to MIC+48V, it may be
damaged or the recorded sound may be
distorted.
Adjusting the volume
You can adjust the volume of an internal
microphone or a microphone connected to
the INPUT1/INPUT2 jacks.
z Tips
• See page 10 for details on attaching the supplied
microphone, and page 39 on the CH1 (INT
MIC/INPUT1) and the CH2 (INT MIC/
INPUT1/INPUT2) switches.
1 Set the AUTO/MAN (CH1/CH2) switch
E of the channel to be adjusted to
MAN.
appears on the screen.
2 Turn the AUDIO LEVEL dial F to
adjust the volume during recording or
standby.
triangulates successfully, it will record the
location information at the time movies
were recorded.
To restore automatic adjustment
Set the AUTO/MAN (CH1/CH2) switch E
of the manually adjusted channel to AUTO.
z Tips
• The indicator changes according to the strength
of GPS signal reception.
Triangulating
status
Function
off
No
The GPS switch is set
indicator to OFF, or the GPS
receiver is not
functioning normally.
Difficult
The camcorder
cannot find a GPS
signal, therefore, it
cannot triangulate.
Use the camcorder in
an open area.
Searching
The camcorder is
searching the GPS
signal. It may take
several minutes until
the camcorder
triangulates.
Triangulating
The camcorder is
receiving a weak GPS
signal.
Triangulating
The camcorder is
receiving a GPS
signal, and can
acquire location
information.
Triangulating
The camcorder is
receiving a strong
GPS signal, and can
acquire location
information.
Setting the headphone sound
You can select the channel, CH1 or CH2, to
output from the headphone.
See [HEADPHONE OUT] on the sound at
STEREO MIX (p. 78).
Acquiring location information
(HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
Set the GPS switch to ON.
appears, and your camcorder starts
trying to triangulate. When your camcorder
GPS
GPS reception status
indicators
Recording/Playback
• To check other audio settings, press the
STATUS CHECK button G.
• You can select [LINEAR PCM] or [DOLBY
DIGITAL] when recording in high definition
image quality (HD). (The default setting is
[LINEAR PCM]. See page 78 for details.)
• For other settings, see the
(AUDIO SET)
menu (p. 78).
b Notes
• The GPS switch is set to ON in the default
setting. Movies recorded during triangulation by
GPS will be recorded with location information.
If you do not want to record location
information, set the GPS switch to OFF.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
• If the GPS indicator does not become a
triangulating status indicator even after several
minutes, the camcorder is having trouble with
receiving GPS signals. You may start recording
if you do not need to record location
information, or go to a location with access to
the open sky.
• The camcorder can hardly receive GPS signals
indoors or near tall buildings. Go to a location
with access to the open sky and turn on the GPS
switch again.
• Even if the camcorder is turned off, the GPS
function is working as long as the GPS switch is
set to ON. Make sure that the GPS switch is set
to OFF during take off and landing of an
airplane.
• Even if a triangulating status indicator is
displayed, the camcorder may not record the
GPS information continuously, depending on
the condition of GPS signal reception.
Recording with the SMOOTH
SLOW REC function
Fast moving subjects and actions, which
cannot be captured under the general
recording conditions, can be recorded in
smooth moving slow-motion.
This is useful for recording fast actions
such as a golf or tennis swing.
A recording of the length selected as the
recording time is stretched by 4 times
and recorded as a slow-motion movie.
Recording ends when [Recording...]
disappears from the screen.
To cancel [SMOOTH SLOW REC], press
the MODE button.
To change the setting
Press the MENU button, and select the
setting to be changed.
x
REC MODE
You can select the record mode from [1080/
50i FX], [1080/50i FH], [1080/50i HQ], or
[1080/50i LP] for smooth slow recording.
x REC TIMING
You can use this to select when recording
starts in relation to when the record button
(handle record button) is pressed.
[START TRIGGER]*
1 Press the MODE button.
2 On the LCD screen, select
[CAMERA] t [SMOOTH SLOW
REC].
3 Select the recording media and
image quality t recording time.
You can select the recording time from
[3sec], [6sec] and [12sec].
4 Press the record button.
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[END TRIGGER]
* The default setting is [START TRIGGER].
b Notes
• Sounds cannot be recorded.
• The shutter speed is automatically set to 1/215
second when you start [SMOOTH SLOW
REC]. (You cannot set a slower shutter speed
than 1/215 second.)
• The recording time may be shorter than the set
time, depending on recording conditions.
• The image quality is lower than with the regular
recording.
• The simultaneous recording on the memory card
and the flash memory unit is not available.
Setting time data
The camcorder records movies
accompanied by time data, such as time
code and user bit.
Display the setting screen by pressing the
MENU button t select
(TC/UB SET)
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Presetting the time code
1 Select [TC PRESET] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Select [PRESET] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
3 Select the first 2 digits with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
You can set the time code between
00:00:00:00 and 23:59:59:24.
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3.
5 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
To reset the time code
You can reset the time code (00:00:00:00).
Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Presetting
the time code.”
To reset the time code using the
Wireless Remote Commander
You can reset the time code (00:00:00:00)
also by pressing the TC RESET button on
the Wireless Remote Commander.
Presetting the user bit
1 Select [UB PRESET] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Select [PRESET] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
3 Select the first 2 digits with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3.
5 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
Recording/Playback
• The longer the recording time, the poorer the
image quality.
• The camcorder does not perform relay recording
with the memory cards during [SMOOTH
SLOW REC]. If the space on the memory card
is insufficient, the camcorder records movies
only as long as there is space available.
• The time of the movie recorded using
[SMOOTH SLOW REC] is recorded after being
converted to slow-motion, not the time when the
movie is actually shot.
• Progressive recording is not available for
[SMOOTH SLOW REC]. The progressive
setting is changed to the interlace setting
automatically.
• [SMOOTH SLOW REC] is not available when
the recording format of high definition image
quality (HD) is set to 720/50p.
• Even if you change the record mode with
[
REC MODE], the record mode of the
standard definition image quality (SD) does not
change.
To reset the user bit
You can reset the user bit (00 00 00 00).
Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Presetting
the user bit.”
Synchronizing the time code of this
camcorder with that of another
camcorder
You can synchronize the time code of this
camcorder with the time code of another
camcorder.
The camcorder that generates the time code
must be set to FREE RUN (the time code
advances regardlessly).
1 Set [TC RUN] and [TC MAKE] in
(TC/UB SET) as follows:
• [TC MAKE]: [PRESET]
• [TC RUN]: [FREE RUN]
2 Set the TC LINK switch of this
camcorder to IN, and connect the TC
LINK IN/OUT jack and the TC OUT
jack of the other camcorder with a
cable.
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Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued)
This camcorder
The other
camcorder
Synchronizing the time code of
another camcorder with that of this
camcorder
You can synchronize the time code of
another camcorder with the time code of
this camcorder.
The camcorder that generates the time code
must be set to FREE RUN (the time code
advances regardlessly).
1 Set the time code of this camcorder with
[TC RUN] and [TC MAKE] in
(TC/UB SET).
The time code of this camcorder
synchronizes with that of the connected
camcorder. [TC IN] appears on this
camcorder screen.
Following conditions must be satisfied
to input time code.
2 Set the TC LINK switch of this
camcorder to OUT, and connect the TC
LINK IN/OUT jack and the TC IN jack
of the other camcorder with a cable.
This camcorder
The other
camcorder
• The TC LINK switch is set to IN, and there
are input time code data.
• Recording standby
• The frame rate of this camcorder time code
and that of the input time code are the same.
• The input time code is advancing.
b Notes
The time code remains synchronized, even if
the other camcorder is disconnected.
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• The output time code from the TC LINK IN/
OUT jack are as follows:
– 50i/25p: 25-frame
b Notes
z Tips
• Connect the camcorders when both camcorders
are recording standby.
• If the frame rate of the input time code differ
from that of this camcorder, or the input time
code is not advancing, the input time code is not
regarded as effective time code. The input time
code to the TC LINK IN/OUT jack are as
follows:
– 50i/25p: 25-frame
• You can output time code from this camcorder
also when the camcorders are connected via the
SDI jacks.
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons
Some functions can be assigned to the
ASSIGN buttons for use. You can assign a
single function to any one of the ASSIGN 1
to 7 buttons.
ASSIGN 4-6 buttons
ASSIGN 1-3 buttons
Functions you can assign to the
ASSIGN buttons
The buttons in parentheses indicate that the
functions are assigned to the buttons by
default.
Recording/Playback
• EXPANDED FOCUS (p. 28) (ASSIGN 7
button)
• PUSH AUTO IRIS (p. 28)
• HYPER GAIN (p. 71)
• IRIS RING ROTATE (p. 72)
• AE SHIFT (p. 72) (ASSIGN 5 button)
• BACK LIGHT (p. 73)
• SPOTLIGHT (p. 73)
• STEADYSHOT (p. 73)
• FOCUS MACRO (p. 74)
• D.EXTENDER (p. 75)
• FADER (p. 75)
• COLOR BAR (p. 76)
• ZEBRA (p. 81) (ASSIGN 4 button)
• PEAKING (p. 81)
• MARKER (p. 81)
• REC LAMP[F] (p. 86)
• REC LAMP[R] (p. 86)
• VISUAL INDEX (p. 47) (ASSIGN 6 button)
• MODE (p. 57)
ASSIGN 7/
EXPANDED
FOCUS button
1 Press the MENU button B.
2 Select
(OTHERS) t [ASSIGN
BUTTON] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
3 Select the ASSIGN button to
which you want to assign a
function with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
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Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons (Continued)
• [--------] appears if no function is assigned
to the ASSIGN button.
4 Select the function that you want
to assign with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
5 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial A.
6 Select [
RETURN] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial A.
7 Press the MENU button B to hide
the menu screen.
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Playback
VISUAL INDEX button
ASSIGN 6/VISUAL INDEX button
MODE button
VOLUME button
Recording/Playback
You can play back movies as follows:
1 Slide the POWER switch to ON.
Press and hold the
green button.
2 Press the VISUAL INDEX button.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after a few seconds.
Recording media
Playback mode
Previous
Next
Thumbnail
(movie)
Current movie
data (p. 48)
You can display the VISUAL INDEX screen also by pressing the MODE button, followed
by touching [PLAY] t [VISUAL INDEX] on the screen.
You can turn on or off the time and date display on the thumbnails by pressing the
DISPLAY button.
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Playback (Continued)
3 Play back movies.
1 Touch the recording media you want to play back.
: Memory card A
: Memory card B
: Flash memory unit
2 Touch the playback mode, and select the desired image quality of movies.
Playback mode
: High definition image quality (HD)
: Standard definition image quality (SD)
3 Touch twice the thumbnail of the movie you want to play back.
The first touch will show the information on the movie at the lower part of the screen.
A Date and time of recording started
B Resolution
C Frame rate
D Record mode
E Duration
F Time code of recording started
Time code will not be displayed correctly when you play back recording media with no time
code, or recording media with time code that your camcorder does not support.
G GPS data (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
Appears on the movie that was recorded with the GPS switch set to ON.
H LPCM recording
Appears when audio is recorded in Linear PCM. This does not appear for movies in the
standard definition image quality (SD).
• i appears with the movie that has been most recently played back or recorded. If you touch the
movie with i, you can continue playback from the previous time.
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Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie.
Previous
Next
Stop
Fast forward
Fast reverse
Pause/Play
• You may not be able to play back movies recorded on other camcorders.
z Tips
• When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
• Touch
/
during pause to play back movies slowly.
• As you repeat touching
/
during playback, movies are played back as fast as about 5 times
t about 10 times t about 30 times t about 60 times.
• Reduced-size images which enable you to view many movies at the same time on the VISUAL INDEX
screen are called “thumbnails.”
• You can operate playback using the PREV/PLAY/NEXT/STOP/PAUSE/SCAN/SLOW buttons on the
camcorder.
Recording/Playback
b Notes
To adjust the volume
Adjust the volume with the VOLUME buttons.
To return to the recording mode
Press the VISUAL INDEX button.
Viewing still images
You can create still images by capturing scenes from movies that you recorded on your
camcorder (p. 60).
View still images.
1 Touch the recording media you want to view.
: Memory card A
: Memory card B
: Flash memory unit
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Playback (Continued)
2 Touch the playback mode, then select
(still image).
Playback mode
3 Touch twice the thumbnail of the still image you want to view.
The first touch will show the information on the still image at the lower part of the screen.
A Date and time of recording
B Resolution
C Image size
D Playback folder
E Playback folder edge
Indicates that this is the first or the last page of the playback folder. This does not appear
when there is only 1 playback folder.
F GPS data (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
Appears on a still image that was created from a movie recorded with the GPS switch set to
ON.
• B appears on a still image recorded on a memory card.
Your camcorder displays the selected still image.
Next
VISUAL INDEX
Previous
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Changing/checking the settings in your
camcorder
Displaying recording data (Data
code)
You can display information, including
date, time, camera data and GPS
triangulation data (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
automatically stored during recording on
the screen during playback.
Press the DATA CODE button A
during playback or pause.
Changing the screen
You can turn on and off the display of the
time code, and other information on the
screen.
Press the DISPLAY button B.
The screen indicators turn on (displayed)
and off (not displayed) as you press the
button.
In the recording mode, the screen changes
like “detailed display t simple display t
no display” as you press the button.
Recording/Playback
The screen changes like “date and time
display t camera data display t GPS
triangulation data (HXR-NX5E/NX5P) t
no display” as you press the button.
A SteadyShot
B Exposure
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with the iris, gain or
shutter speed automatically adjusted.
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with the iris, gain or
shutter speed manually adjusted.
C Iris
appears in the iris value display
area during playback of the movie
recorded with the iris manually adjusted
to its maximum value.
D Gain
z Tips
• You can display the screen indicators during
playback on a TV. Select [ALL OUTPUT] of
[DISPLAY OUTPUT] (p. 84).
E Shutter speed
F White balance
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Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder (Continued)
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with [MANU WB
TEMP].
b Notes
• The exposure correction value (EV), shutter
speed, iris and flash on/off will be displayed
during viewing still images.
• When you play back the memory card on other
devices, the camera data may be displayed
incorrectly. Confirm the correct camera data on
your camcorder.
• When GPS triangulation data is displayed,
latitude, longitude, date and time of recording
are displayed in the data code area (HXRNX5E/NX5P).
• You can select UTC time or local time for the
date and time display with [GPS TIME
DISPLAY] in the menu (HXR-NX5E/NX5P).
• If you record without receiving GPS data, [-- -----] and [--:--:--] will be displayed (HXRNX5E/NX5P).
Displaying the settings in your
camcorder (Status check)
You can check the settings of the following
items.
• Audio setup such as microphone volume
level (p. 78)
• Output signal setup ([VIDEO OUT], etc.)
(p. 77)
• Functions assigned to the ASSIGN
buttons (p. 45)
• Camera setup (p. 71)
• Record button setup (p. 23)
You can check the record button setting.
• Recording media information
You can check the estimated used and free
spaces.
• Battery Info
You can check the remaining capacity of
the attached battery.
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1 Press the STATUS CHECK button
D.
until a desired display shows up
on the screen.
AUDIO t OUTPUT t ASSIGN t
CAMERA t REC BUTTON SET t
MEDIA INFO t BATTERY INFO
Setup items are displayed according to
the settings of the camcorder when it is
turned on.
Recording/Playback
2 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial C
To hide the display
Press the STATUS CHECK button D.
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Connecting a monitor or a TV
Playback image quality depends on the type of monitor or TV, or the jacks used to make the
connection.
You do not need an audio cable to connect a monitor that supports SDI audio input via an SDI
cable. If the monitor does not support SDI audio input, you must connect the red and white
jacks with an audio cable. When you connect the monitor with the component video cable,
you must connect the red and white jacks with an A/V connecting cable.
Set
(REC/OUT SET) menu t [VIDEO OUT] t [OUTPUT SELECT] to output signals
from the respective jacks.
Monitor/TV
To audio/video
input jacks
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
Component video cable
(supplied)
HDMI cable (sold
separately)
To component
input jacks
To HDMI input
jack
To SDI jack
75 Ω (ohms) coaxial cable
(commercially available)
Signal flow
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b Notes
• Select the jack to output signals with [OUTPUT SELECT].
[OUTPUT SELECT]
setting
SDI OUT
HDMI OUT
COMPONENT OUT
VIDEO OUT
[SDI]
a
a
-
-
[HDMI]
-
a
-*1
-*2
[COMPONENT]
-
-
a
-*3
[VIDEO]
-
-
-
a
*1
• Output resolution depends on the settings of [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT].
[SDI/HDMI/
HD/SD COMPONENT]
setting
HD
SD
Output resolution
SDI OUT
HDMI OUT
COMPONENT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
720p/576i
720p
720p
720p
576i
1080i/576i
1080i
1080i
1080i
576i
576p
No output
576p
576p
576i
576i
576i
576i
576i
576i
720p/576i
576i
576i
576i
576i
1080i/576i
576i
576i
576i
576i
576p
No output
576p
576p
576i
576i
576i
576i
576i
576i
Recording/Playback
When the HDMI OUT jack is not connected, signals are output from the COMPONENT OUT jack.
*2 When the HDMI OUT and COMPONENT OUT jacks are not connected, signals are output from the
VIDEO OUT jack.
*3 When the COMPONENT OUT jack is not connected, signals are output from the VIDEO OUT jack.
• If you set [SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT] to [576p], no signals are output from the SDI OUT jack.
• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are
recorded in the movies.
• Images and sounds may not be reproduced correctly on some monitors or TVs.
• Do not connect the output jacks of the camcorder with the output jacks of the monitor or TV. A
malfunction may be caused.
• This camcorder is not compatible with “BRAVIA” sync.
z Tips
• HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The
HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio.
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Connecting a monitor or a TV (Continued)
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor (EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (commercially available) to view playback images.
TV/VCR
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Editing
Operating the MODE menu
You can edit the recorded movies, format
recording media, etc.
4 Touch the desired item.
Example: [DELETE]
MODE button
POWER switch
5 Operate following the
instructions on the screen.
To hide the MODE menu screen
Touch
1 Set the POWER switch to ON.
Editing
MODE button
, or press the MODE button.
To return to the previous screen
Touch
.
2 Press the MODE button.
3 Touch the desired category.
Example: [EDIT] category
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Protecting recorded images (Protect)
Protect movies and still images to avoid
deleting them by mistake.
To undo the protection of movies and
still images
z Tips
Touch the movie or still image marked with
- in step 4.
- disappears.
• You can also protect movies and still images by
pressing the MENU button on the VISUAL
INDEX screen or the playback screen.
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [EDIT] t [PROTECT].
3 To protect movies, touch [MOVIE
PROTECT] t select the desired
recording media and image
quality.
To protect still images, touch [PHOTO
PROTECT] t select the desired
recording media.
4 Touch the movies or still images
to be protected.
- is displayed on the selected images.
z Tips
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
5 Touch
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t [YES] t
.
Using the Playlist of movies
The Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of
the movies that you have selected.
The original movies are not changed even if
you edit or erase the movies added to the
Playlist.
Creating the Playlist
b Notes
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC
Adaptor/Charger or the recording media that
contains the movies from your camcorder
during the operation. It may damage the
recording media.
• You cannot add still images to a Playlist.
z Tips
b Notes
• High definition image quality (HD) movies and
standard definition image quality (SD) movies
are added to individual Playlists.
1 Press the MODE button.
t [ADD] t select the desired
recording media and image
quality.
3 Touch the movie to be added to
the Playlist.
is displayed on the selected movies.
Playing the Playlist
1 Press the MODE button.
Editing
2 Touch [EDIT] t [PLAYLIST EDIT]
• You can add a maximum of 999 high definition
image quality (HD) movies, or 99 standard
definition image quality (SD) movies to the
Playlist.
• You can also add movies by pressing the
MENU button on the VISUAL INDEX screen,
the playback screen or the Playlist screen.
2 Touch [PLAY] t [PLAYLIST] t
select the desired recording
media and image quality.
Movies added to the Playlist appear.
3 Touch the movie you want to play
back.
The Playlist is played back from the
selected movie to the end, then the
screen returns to the Playlist screen.
z Tips
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
4 Touch
To erase unnecessary movies from
the Playlist
1 Press the MODE button.
t [YES] t
.
2 Touch [EDIT] t [PLAYLIST EDIT]
t [ERASE] t select the desired
recording media and image quality.
• To erase all the movies from the Playlist,
touch [EDIT] t [PLAYLIST EDIT] t
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Using the Playlist of movies
(Continued)
[ERASE ALL] t select the desired
recording media and image quality.
3 Touch the movie to be erased from the
list.
is displayed on the selected movies.
Capturing still images
from a movie
You can save a selected frame from a
recorded movie as a still image.
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [EDIT] t [PHOTO
z Tips
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
t [YES] t
4 Touch
CAPTURE] t select the desired
recording media and image
quality.
.
z Tips
• Even if you erase a movie from a Playlist, the
original movie is not deleted.
• You can also erase movies by pressing the
MENU button on the Playlist screen or the
Playlist playback screen.
To change the order within the Playlist
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [EDIT] t [PLAYLIST EDIT]
t [MOVE] t select the desired
recording media and image quality.
3 Touch the movie to be captured.
The selected movie starts playback.
4 Touch
at the point where
you want to capture.
The movie pauses. Play and pause
toggles as you press
.
After you select the point with
fine adjustment with
/
, make
.
3 Touch the movie to be moved.
is displayed on the selected movies.
z Tips
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
4 Touch
.
5 Select the destination with B/b.
6 Touch
t [YES] t
Returns to the beginning of the selected
movie
.
z Tips
• When you select multiple movies, the movies
are moved following the order appearing in the
Playlist.
• You can also reorder movies by pressing the
MENU button on the Playlist screen.
5 Touch
.
The captured still image is saved on the
recording media selected for movies.
When capturing is finished, the screen
returns to pause.
• To continue capturing, touch
, then
repeat steps from step 4.
• To capture a still image from another movie,
touch
, then repeat steps from step 3. If
you change the recording media and the
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Dividing a movie
image quality of the movies, start again
from the beginning.
6 Touch
t
.
b Notes
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [EDIT] t [DIVIDE] t
select the desired recording
media and image quality.
3 Touch the movie to be divided.
The selected movie starts playback.
4 Touch
at the point where you
want to divide.
Editing
• The image size is fixed depending on the image
quality of the movie:
– [2.1M] with high definition image quality
(HD)
– [0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) with standard definition
image quality (SD)
– [VGA(0.3M)] in 4:3 with standard definition
image quality (SD)
• The recording media where you want to save
still images should have enough free space.
• The recording date and time of captured still
images is the same as the recording date and
time of the movies.
• If the movie you are capturing from has no data
code, the recording date and time of the still
image will be the date and time you captured
from the movie.
You can divide a movie at a designated
point.
The movie pauses. Play and pause
toggles as you press
.
After you select the point with
fine adjustment with
/
, make
.
Returns to the beginning of the selected
movie
5 Touch
t [YES] t
.
b Notes
• You cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC
Adaptor/Charger or the recording media that
contains the movies from your camcorder
during the operation. It may damage the
recording media.
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Dividing a movie (Continued)
• A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch
and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based in about half-second increments.
• If you divide the original movie, the movie
added to the Playlist will also be divided.
z Tips
• You can also divide a movie by pressing the
MENU button on the VISUAL INDEX screen
or the playback screen of movies.
Deleting movies and
still images
You can free media space by deleting
movies and still images from recording
media.
b Notes
• You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC
Adaptor/Charger or the recording media that
contains the movies or still images from your
camcorder during the operation. It may damage
the recording media.
• You cannot delete protected movies and still
images. Undo the protection of the movies and
still images to delete them, before you try to
delete them (p. 58).
• If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist
(p. 59), the movie added to the Playlist is
deleted also from the Playlist.
• Save important movies and still images in
advance (p. 88).
z Tips
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
• To delete all data recorded on the recording
media and recover all the recordable space of
the media, format the media (p. 65).
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [EDIT] t [DELETE].
3 To delete movies, touch [MOVIE
DELETE] t select the desired
recording media and image
quality.
To delete still images, touch [PHOTO
DELETE] t select the desired
recording media.
4 Touch the movies or still images
to be deleted.
is displayed on the selected images.
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Dubbing movies/
copying still images
Dubbing movies
You can dub movies recorded on the
memory card to the flash memory unit.
Insert the memory card, and attach the flash
memory unit to your camcorder before the
operation.
z Tips
b Notes
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
5 Touch
t [YES] t
.
z Tips
In step 3, touch [MOVIE DELETE ALL]
t select the desired recording media and
image quality t [YES] t [YES] t
.
• The original movie will not be deleted after
dubbing.
• To delete all still images at one time, touch
[PHOTO DELETE ALL] t select the desired
recording media t [YES] t [YES] t
.
1 Press the MODE button.
b Notes
2 Touch [DUB/COPY] t [MOVIE
• Protected movies and still images are not
deleted from the recording media.
Editing
To delete all movies/still images at
one time
• If there is no image database file on the flash
memory unit, you cannot dub movies. in this
case, press the MODE button, then touch
[MANAGE MEDIA] t [REPAIR IMAGE DB
FILE] t [
], to create the image database
file.
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor/Charger
to prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
DUB].
z Tips
• You can also delete images by pressing the
MENU button on the VISUAL INDEX screen
or the playback screen of movies and still
images.
3 Touch the type of dubbing.
[DUB by select]: To select movies and
dub
[DUB ALL]: To dub all movies
recorded
4 Touch the recording media and
the image quality of the movie to
be dubbed.
5 Select the movie to be dubbed.
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Dubbing movies/copying still images (Continued)
[DUB by select]: Touch the movie to be
dubbed, and mark it with . You can
select multiple movies.
3 Touch the type of copying.
[COPY by select]: To select still images
and copy
[COPY ALL]: To copy all still images
recorded
4 Touch the recording media of the
still image to be copied.
Estimated remaining capacity of the flash
memory unit
z Tips
copied.
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
When you select [DUB ALL], follow
the instructions on the screen.
6 Touch
5 Select the still image to be
t [YES] t
.
[COPY by select]: Touch the still image
to be copied, and mark it with . You
can select multiple still images.
z Tips
• Press and hold the image down to preview
the image. Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
When you select [COPY ALL], follow
the instructions on the screen.
Copying still images
You can copy still images recorded on the
memory card to the flash memory unit.
Insert the memory card, and attach the flash
memory unit to your camcorder before the
operation.
b Notes
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor/Charger
to prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [DUB/COPY] t [PHOTO
COPY].
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6 Touch
t [YES] t
.
Formatting the
recording media
Formatting deletes all data from the
recording media to recover recordable free
space.
b Notes
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor/Charger
to prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
• To avoid the loss of important images, you
should save them (p. 88) before formatting the
recording media.
• Protected movies and still images are also
deleted.
1 Press the MODE button.
[MEDIA FORMAT].
3 Touch the recording media to be
formatted.
4 Touch [YES] t [YES] t
.
Unintelligible data will be written on
recording media. Thus, it may become
more difficult to recover any original data.
Even if you format recording media, there
may be some data remaining. Therefore,
when you dispose of or transfer the
recording media, it is recommended that
you perform a [
MEDIA EMPTY]/
[
MEDIA EMPTY]/[
MEDIA
EMPTY] operation.
b Notes
• If you perform this operation, all stored data are
deleted. To avoid the loss of important images,
they should be saved (p. 88) before the
operation.
• You cannot perform this operation unless you
connect the AC Adaptor/Charger to the wall
outlet (wall socket).
• Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor/
Charger. Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor/
Charger during the operation.
• Do not apply any vibrations or shocks to your
camcorder during this operation.
Editing
2 Touch [MANAGE MEDIA] t
Preventing data on
recording media from
being recovered
1 Operate the camcorder on an
outside power source using the
AC Adaptor/Charger (p. 13).
b Notes
• While [Executing...] is displayed, do not operate
the buttons on the camcorder, disconnect the AC
Adaptor/Charger, or remove the recording
media from your camcorder. (The access lamp
is lit or flashing while formatting recording
media.)
2 Set the POWER switch to ON.
3 Press the MODE button.
4 Touch [MANAGE MEDIA] t
[MEDIA FORMAT].
5 Touch the recording media to be
formatted.
The format screen appears.
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Preventing data on recording
media from being recovered
(Continued)
Repairing the image
database file
6 Press and hold the STOP button
This function checks the management
information and the consistency of movies
and still images on the recording media, and
repairs any inconsistencies found.
for more than 3 seconds.
b Notes
The media empty screen appears.
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor/Charger
to prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
STOP button
1 Press the MODE button.
2 Touch [MANAGE MEDIA] t
[REPAIR IMAGE DB FILE].
3 Touch the recording media you
7 Touch [YES] t [YES] t
.
want to check the management
file.
4 Touch [YES].
b Notes
• It may take from several minutes to several
hours to empty recording media, depending on
the capacity. You can check the actual time
required on the LCD screen.
• If you stop the operation while [Executing...]
appears, be sure to complete the operation by
performing [MEDIA FORMAT] or emptying
when you use the recording media next time.
The management file check starts.
Touch
and quit the management
file check if no inconsistency is found.
5 Touch [YES].
After [Completed.] appears, touch
.
b Notes
• If you stop the operation while [Repairing the
Image Database File] appears, be sure to
complete the operation as described above when
you use the recording media next time.
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Using the Menu
Operating the menu
You can change various settings or make
detailed adjustments using the menu items
displayed on the screen.
MENU button
V/v/B/b/EXEC buttons
3 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
until the icon of the desired menu
is highlighted, then press the dial
to select the menu.
CAMERA SET (p. 71)
REC/OUT SET (p. 77)
AUDIO SET (p. 78)
POWER switch
DISPLAY SET (p. 81)
TC/UB SET (p. 85)
OTHERS (p. 86)
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial/
B/b buttons
MENU button
until the desired menu item is
highlighted, then press the dial to
select the item.
Using the Menu
4 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
z Tips
• You may select menu items also with the B/b
buttons.
1 Set the POWER switch to ON.
2 Press the MENU button.
The menu screen appears.
5 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial
until the desired setting is
highlighted, then press the dial to
confirm the setting.
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67
Operating the menu (Continued)
6 Press the MENU button to hide
the menu screen.
To return to the previous screen, select
[
RETURN].
b Notes
• The available menu items vary depending on the
context of your camcorder during recording or
playback.
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Menu items
.
z: Functions that return to the default settings when you switch the
format, perform the functions by the MODE button, or turn off the
camcorder.
: Functions that can be assigned to the ASSIGN buttons.
(CAMERA SET) menu
(p. 71)
z
(DISPLAY SET) menu
(p. 81)
z
z
z
(REC/OUT SET) menu
(p. 77)
REC SET
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO FORMAT
AUDIO LIMIT
HEADPHONE OUT
INT MIC SET
XLR SET
ZEBRA
PEAKING
MARKER
EXPANDED FOCUS
TYPE
CAMERA DATA
DISPLAY
AUDIO LEVEL
DISPLAY
ZOOM DISPLAY
FOCUS DISPLAY
SHUTTER DISPLAY
LCD BRIGHT
LCD COLOR
LCD BACKLIGHT
LEVEL
VF BACKLIGHT
VF COLOR
VF POWERMODE
REMAINING
GPS TIME DISPLAY*
DISPLAY OUTPUT
Using the Menu
GAIN SET
SMOOTH GAIN
HYPER GAIN
AGC LIMIT
MINUS AGC
IRIS RING ROTATE
WB PRESET
WB OUTDOOR
LEVEL
WB TEMP SET
ATW SENS
SMOOTH WB
AE SHIFT
AE RESPONSE
AUTO IRIS LIMIT
FLICKER REDUCE
BACK LIGHT
SPOTLIGHT
STEADYSHOT
AF ASSIST
FOCUS MACRO
HANDLE ZOOM
SPEED ZOOM
D.EXTENDER
FADER
x.v.Color
COLOR BAR
(AUDIO SET) menu (p. 78)
(TC/UB SET) menu (p. 85)
TC PRESET
UB PRESET
TC RUN
TC MAKE
UB TIME REC
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Menu items (Continued)
(OTHERS) menu (p. 86)
ASSIGN BUTTON
CLOCK SET
AREA SET
SUMMERTIME
LANGUAGE
DATE REC
BEEP
REC LAMP[F]
REC LAMP[R]
REMOTE CONTROL
OPERATION TIME
CALIBRATION
(SMOOTH SLOW REC)
menu (p. 42)
REC MODE
REC TIMING
(EDIT) menu (p. 58, 59, 61,
62)
PROTECT
ADD TO PLAYLIST
DIVIDE
DELETE
DELETE ALL
(PLAYLIST EDIT) menu
(p. 59)
ADD
MOVE
ERASE
ERASE ALL
* HXR-NX5E/NX5P only
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(CAMERA SET)
menu
Settings to adjust your camcorder to the
recording conditions (GAIN SET/BACK
LIGHT/STEADYSHOT, etc.)
The default settings are marked with B.
The indicators in parentheses appear when
the items are selected.
See page 67 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
GAIN SET
1 Select [H], [M] or [L] with the SEL/
PUSH EXEC dial.
2 Set the gain value with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial, and press the dial.
You can select the value between -6 dB
and 21 dB by 3 dB. The larger the value,
the higher the gain.
3 Select [OK] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
4 Press the MENU button to hide the
menu screen.
SMOOTH GAIN
You can set the transition speed at which
the gain setting shifts from one value to
another, set for the GAIN switch positions,
when you switch the GAIN switch from a
position to another. You can select the
transition speed from [FAST], [MIDDLE]
and [SLOW] or set to [OFF]. The default
setting is [OFF].
When you set this function to [ON]
(
), you can increase the gain to its
limit. The default setting is [OFF].
b Notes
• During the hyper gain, the picture quality will
be reduced due to noise.
• This function returns to the default setting when
you switch the format, perform the function by
the MODE button, or turn off the camcorder.
• When you record a high definition image
quality (HD) movie with [HYPER GAIN] set to
[ON] and play it with the data code, the gain
value is displayed as [---].
z Tips
• It is recommended to use this function with
manual focus.
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
AGC LIMIT
You can select the upper limit for the Auto
Gain Control (AGC) from [OFF] (21 dB,
the default setting), [18dB], [15dB],
[12dB], [9dB], [6dB], [3dB] and [0dB].
Using the Menu
You can set gain values for H, M and L
positions of the GAIN switch. The default
settings of [H], [M] and [L] are 18 dB, 9 dB
and 0 dB, respectively.
HYPER GAIN
b Notes
• If you adjust the gain manually, you cannot
obtain the effect of [AGC LIMIT].
MINUS AGC
When you set this function to [ON], the
automatic gain control range can be
expanded to the negative range. Especially
in a bright environment, minus gain control
allows more suitable gain setting and
enables low noise recording. The dynamic
range of the camcorder is not reduced when
you set [MINUS AGC] to [ON].
B ON
Enables minus gain control (up to -3 dB)
during automatic gain control, as required.
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71
Press the MENU button t select
(CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
OFF
Disables minus gain control during
automatic gain control.
IRIS RING ROTATE
You can select the operating direction of
the iris ring.
B NORMAL
Makes images dark with clockwise
rotation of the iris ring.
OPPOSITE
Makes images dark with counterclockwise rotation of the iris ring.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
WB PRESET
You can use the preset white balance. For
more details, see page 30.
WB OUTDOOR LEVEL
You can set an offset value to adjust the
outdoor white balance when you set [WB
PRESET] to [OUTDOOR]. You can select
the offset value from [-7] (bluish) [0](normal) - [+7] (reddish). The default
setting is [0].
B INTELLIGENT
Automatically adjusts the white balance so
that scenes look natural for the light
source.
HIGH
Automatically adjusts the white balance
while reducing redness or blueness.
MIDDLE
LOW
Automatically adjusts the white balance
while increasing redness or blueness.
b Notes
• This is only effective when white balance is
adjusted automatically.
• [ATW SENS] is not effective under a clear sky
or the sun.
SMOOTH WB
You can set the transition speed at which
the color temperature values shifts from one
value to another, set for the white balance
memory switch positions, when you switch
the white balance memory switch from a
position to another. You can select the
transition speed from [FAST], [MIDDLE]
and [SLOW] or set to [OFF]. The default
setting is [OFF].
AE SHIFT
x ON/OFF
WB TEMP SET
You can set the color temperature between
2300K and 15000K in 100K steps when
you set [WB PRESET] to [MANU WB
TEMP].
ATW SENS
You can set the auto white balance
operation under a reddish light source such
as an incandescent lamp or candle, or under
a bluish light source such as in outdoor
shade.
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You can turn on or off the function. When
[ON] is selected,
and selected value
appear on the screen.
x LEVEL
You can set an offset value to adjust the
automatic exposure adjustment value from
[-7] (dark) - [0] (standard) - [+7] (bright)
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. The
default setting is [0].
b Notes
• This function is not effective while you adjust
the iris, shutter speed and gain all manually.
z Tips
• [BACK LIGHT] is set to [OFF] if all of iris,
gain, and shutter speed are adjusted manually.
• [BACK LIGHT] is set to [OFF] when [HYPER
GAIN] is set to [ON].
• You can assign an ASSIGN button to work as
[ON/OFF] (p. 45).
z Tips
• This function is not effective temporarily when
[HYPER GAIN] is set to [ON].
AE RESPONSE
You can select the speed at which the
exposure is adjusted automatically
following the changes in the brightness of
the subject. You can select the speed from
[FAST], [MIDDLE] and [SLOW]. The
default setting is [FAST].
AUTO IRIS LIMIT
b Notes
• This function is not effective during the manual
iris adjustment.
FLICKER REDUCE
B ON
Reduces flickering. Flickering of the
screen under a light source such as
fluorescent lamps will be reduced.
OFF
Not reduce flickering.
b Notes
• Flickering may not be reduced for certain light
sources.
.
BACK LIGHT
When you set this function to [ON] (.),
you can correct backlighting. The default
setting is [OFF].
SPOTLIGHT
When you set this function to [ON] ( ),
you can prevent overexposure of light while
recording a subject under strong light, such
as a stage. For example, you can prevent
people's faces from being over-exposed.
The default setting is [OFF].
b Notes
• [SPOTLIGHT] is set to [OFF] when you set
[BACK LIGHT] to [ON].
• [SPOTLIGHT] is set to [OFF] if all of iris, gain,
and shutter speed are adjusted manually.
• [SPOTLIGHT] is set to [OFF] when [HYPER
GAIN] is set to [ON].
z Tips
Using the Menu
You can select the highest iris value for the
automatic adjustment from [F11], [F9.6],
[F8], [F6.8], [F5.6], [F4.8] and [F4]. The
default setting is [F11].
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
STEADYSHOT
x SET
B STEADYSHOT
You can activate the camera-shake
reduction setting.
ACTIVE STEADYSHOT (
)
You can use the camera-shake reduction
with more powerful effect.
OFF
Select [OFF] (
) when you use a
tripod (sold separately) to make images
look natural.
b Notes
• [BACK LIGHT] is set to [OFF] when you set
[SPOTLIGHT] to [ON].
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Press the MENU button t select
(CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
x STEADYSHOT TYPE
You can select a type of camera-shake
reduction for different recording situations.
HARD
Reduces camera shake considerably.
This setting is not suitable for recording
when you are using techniques like
panning or tilting.
B STANDARD
AF ASSIST
When you set this function to [ON], you
can temporarily focus manually using the
focus ring during the auto focus adjustment.
The default setting is [OFF].
b Notes
• This function is effective only when the FOCUS
switch is set to AUTO (p. 27).
Standard camera-shake reduction.
SOFT
Reduces camera shakes moderately. Slight
unsteadiness remains in movies, which
make the movies look as they are.
WIDE CONVERSION
This item is provided for a wide
conversion lens (sold separately), and
especially effective for Sony wide
conversion lens.
x ACTIVE STEADYSHOT TYPE
You can select a type of powerful camerashake reduction for different recording
situations.
B STANDARD
Reduces camera shakes more powerfully
while you are walking or moving around.
WIDE CONVERSION
This item is provided for using a wide
conversion lens (sold separately) in
[ACTIVE STEADYSHOT] mode, and
especially effective for Sony wide
conversion lens.
b Notes
• At the [ACTIVE STEADYSHOT] setting, the
imaging field shifts slightly to the telephoto
side, and the resolution will deteriorate slightly,
as well.
z Tips
• You can assign an ASSIGN button to work as
[SET] (p. 45).
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FOCUS MACRO
When you set this function to [ON], you
can focus on a subject within 80 cm (about
2 5/8 feet). The default setting is [ON].
When you set this function to [OFF]
(
), you can set fine focus on a
subject further than 80 cm regardless of the
zoom position, although you will lose focus
on a subject within 80 cm.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
HANDLE ZOOM
You can select the zoom speed for the FIX
position of the handle zoom switch from [1]
(slow) through [8] (fast). The default setting
is [3].
SPEED ZOOM
When you set this function to [ON], you
can increase the zoom speed of the power
zoom lever and the handle zoom. The
default setting is [OFF].
b Notes
• When you set this function to [ON], the
operation sound of the zoom may also be
recorded.
D.EXTENDER
When you set this function to [ON]
(
), the displayed image becomes
about 1.5 times larger. The image quality
decreases because the image is digitally
processed. This function helps you to focus
on far-away subjects such as a wild bird
away at a distance. The default setting is
[OFF].
Fading out
Fading in
WHITE FADER
BLACK FADER
b Notes
• The function returns to the default setting when
you switch the format, perform the function by
the MODE button, or turn off the camcorder.
• You cannot set this function when [HD 720/50p
FX]/[HD 720/50p FH] is selected in [REC
FORMAT] (p. 25).
z Tips
FADER
You can add visual effects to transition
between scenes.
1 Select [WHITE FADER] or [BLACK
FADER] during standby to fade in with the
selected effect, or recording to fade out
with the selected effect.
2 Press the record button.
The fader indicator stops flashing and
disappears when the fading is complete.
To cancel before starting the operation,
select [OFF] in step 1.
The setting will be cleared every time you
press the record button.
• This function is automatically set to [OFF] (the
default setting) when you switch the format,
perform the function by the MODE button, or
turn off the camcorder.
• You cannot set [FADER], when different media
are selected for the record button and the handle
record button in [REC BUTTON SET].
• You cannot set this function when the remaining
space of recording media is less than 1 minute.
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
Using the Menu
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
b Notes
x.v.Color
When you set this function to [ON]
(
), you can record with the wider
color range. Your camcorder can reproduce
brilliant and vivid colors for flowers and the
beautiful blue-green of tropical oceans.
The default setting is [OFF].
b Notes
• The colors may not be well reproduced when
you play back a movie recorded with this
function set to [ON] on a TV that does not
support x.v.Color.
• You cannot set [x.v.Color] in the following
cases:
– When either memory card or flash memory
unit is set to record in standard definition
image quality (SD).
– During recording movies
• When you set [x.v.Color] to [ON], the picture
profile will be disabled.
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Press the MENU button t select
(CAMERA SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
COLOR BAR
x ON/OFF
When you select [ON], you can display
color bars on the screen or record them on
recording media. This function helps you to
adjust colors when you view movies
recorded with your camcorder on a TV or a
monitor. The default setting is [OFF].
TYPE 3
b Notes
• This function is automatically set to [OFF]
when you switch the format, perform the
function by the MODE button, or turn off the
camcorder.
• You cannot change the setting during recording
or expanded focus operation, or when fader is
set.
x TYPE
Selects a type of the color bars.
TYPE 4 (75% brightness of TYPE 3)
x TONE
Outputs audio tone signals (1 kHz: full bit
-18 dB) when you set [TONE] to [ON]. The
default setting is [OFF].
z Tips
• You can assign an ASSIGN button to work as
[ON/OFF] (p. 45).
TYPE 1
TYPE 2
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(REC/OUT SET)
menu
Recording settings, input and output
settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT)
The default settings are marked with B.
The indicators in parentheses appear when
the items are selected.
See page 67 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(REC/OUT SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
REC SET
You can select a recording format.
x
/
SET
See page 24.
x REC BUTTON SET
See page 23.
x
WIDE REC
You can set the aspect ratio when recording
in standard definition image quality (SD).
B ON
Records in 16:9.
OFF (
)
Records in 4:3. [MARKER] is set to [ON],
and [ASPECT] to [4:3] automatically. In
the case of [SMOOTH SLOW REC], black
bands appear at both sides of the screen.
b Notes
• When recording in high definition image quality
(HD), the aspect ratio is fixed to 16:9.
• When [
WIDE REC] is set to [OFF],
[MARKER] is set to [ON] and the [ASPECT]
4:3 indicator appears automatically. At the same
time, when [CENTER], [SAFETY ZONE], or
[GUIDEFRAME] is not set to [OFF], a marker
is displayed in accordance with the setting. If
you do not want to display a marker, set
[MARKER] to [OFF] (p. 81).
x OUTPUT SELECT
You can select the jack to the output signal.
SDI
B HDMI
COMPONENT
VIDEO
b Notes
• When you switch the setting between [SDI] and
[HDMI], the screen will go out momentarily,
and the image and sound will be intermitted.
x SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
You can select the resolution of the output
signal from the SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
jacks.
Using the Menu
x REC FORMAT
See page 25.
VIDEO OUT
720p/576i
B 1080i/576i
576p
576i
x DOWN CONVERT TYPE
You can select a down convert type when
you down-covert video signal.
Use this function for outputting movies and
still images recorded in 16:9.
B SQUEEZE
Outputs a horizontally compressed image
while maintaining its original height.
LETTER BOX (16:9)
LETTER BOX (15:9)
LETTER BOX (14:9)
LETTER BOX (13:9)
Outputs a vertically compressed image
while maintaining its original aspect ratio.
EDGE CROP
Outputs the central portion of the original
image by cropping its right and left edges.
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Press the MENU button t select
(REC/OUT SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
b Notes
• When you view a movie recorded in standard
definition image quality (SD) with [
WIDE
REC] set to [ON] on a standard 4:3 TV, images
of the movie may appear horizontally
compressed while maintaining its original
height. In such a case, select LETTER BOX or
[EDGE CROP].
• If you change the setting from [SQUEEZE] to
another option, or from another option to
[SQUEEZE], the screen will go out
momentarily, and the image and sound will be
intermitted.
x SD-SDI SET
VIDEO INDEX
Superimposes the index signal, including
aspect ratio and signal system, on the SDI
output signal. The default setting is
[ON].
B RP188 ATC
Superimposes RP188 ATC (Ancillary
Time Code) on the SDI output signal. The
default setting is [ON].
VITC LINE SEL
Set the vertical blanking line of the SD
video signal to record VITC (Vertical
Interval Time Code) between 9 and 22.
The default setting is [19].
(AUDIO SET) menu
Settings for the audio recording
(
AUDIO FORMAT/XLR SET, etc.)
The default settings are marked with B.
The indicators in parentheses appear when
the items are selected.
See page 67 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(AUDIO SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
AUDIO FORMAT
You can set the audio format for high
definition image quality (HD) recording.
B LINEAR PCM (
)
Records in Linear PCM system.
DOLBY DIGITAL (
)
Records in Dolby Digital system.
b Notes
• Audio format is fixed to [DOLBY DIGITAL]
with the standard definition image quality (SD)
recording.
AUDIO LIMIT
You can set the clipping-noise reduction
function for CH1/CH2.
B OFF
Disables the function.
ON
Enables the function.
b Notes
• This function is available only when you set the
AUTO/MAN (CH1/CH2) switch to MAN.
HEADPHONE OUT
You can set the sound to output to the
headphone when the HEADPHONE
MONITOR switch is set to STEREO MIX.
B STEREO
Outputs in stereo.
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MONO
Outputs in monaural.
INT MIC SET
x INT MIC SENS
You can set recording sensitivity of the
internal microphone.
and INPUT2 switches are both set to MIC or
both set to LINE (p. 39).
x AUDIO MANUAL GAIN
You can select either linked or separate
audio level control of CH1 and CH2 when
using an external microphone.
B SEPARATE
Sensitivity that is normally used in
professional recordings.
Separately controls the audio levels of
CH1 and CH2. Sound inputs from CH1
and CH2 will be recorded as separate
sound.
HIGH
LINKED (
Sensitivity that is normally used in
consumer recordings.
appears on the status check
screen.
Controls the audio level of CH1 linked
with that of CH2. Sound inputs from CH1
and CH2 will be recorded as a set of sound
such as stereo sound. M appears on the
status check screen.
B NORMAL
x INT MIC WIND
)
Disables wind noise reduction.
ON
Enables wind noise reduction.
appears on the status check screen.
XLR SET
x XLR AGC LINK
You can select either linked or separate
AGC (Auto Gain Control) of CH1 and CH2
when using an external microphone.
B SEPARATE
• This function is available when the CH1 and
CH2 switches are set to MAN and the INPUT1
and INPUT2 switches are both set to MIC or
both set to LINE (p. 39).
• When you select [LINKED], you can adjust the
volume with the AUDIO LEVEL dial of CH1
(p. 39).
x INPUT1 TRIM
You can adjust the input signal level from
INPUT1.
You can select from [-18dB], [-12dB],
[-6dB], [0dB], [+6dB] and [+12dB]. The
default setting is [0dB].
Separately applies the AGC for CH1/CH2.
Sound inputs from CH1/CH2 will be
recorded as separate sound.
b Notes
LINKED (
x INPUT1 WIND
)
Applies the AGC of CH1 linked with that
of CH2. Sound inputs from CH1/CH2 will
be recorded as a set of sound such as stereo
sound. A appears on the status check
screen.
b Notes
• This function is available when the CH1 and
CH2 switches are set to AUTO and the INPUT1
Using the Menu
b Notes
B OFF
• The setting is not effective when you set the
INPUT1 switch to LINE.
B OFF
Disables wind noise reduction.
ON
Enables wind noise reduction.
appears on the status check screen.
b Notes
• The setting is not effective when you set the
INPUT1 switch to LINE.
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Press the MENU button t select
(AUDIO SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
x INPUT2 TRIM
x INPUT2 WIND
You can set INPUT2 in the same way as
INPUT1.
z Tips
• -48 dBu is set as 0 dB in your camcorder.
• Set INPUT TRIM to [0dB] for the supplied
microphone.
• The INPUT TRIM function adjusts the input
level from an external microphone. When using
a highly sensitive microphone or recording loud
sound, set this to the minus side. When using a
less sensitive microphone or recording quiet
sound, set it to the plus side.
• When recording loud sound, the sound may be
distorted at either the input point or the
recording point. If it is distorted at the input
point, adjust the sound using the INPUT TRIM
function. If it is distorted at the recording point,
lower the total volume level manually.
• If you set INPUT TRIM too far to the minus
side, the microphone volume becomes too low,
resulting in a poor signal to noise ratio.
• Test the effect of the [AUDIO SET] function
according to the microphone used or the sound
field of the recording site before actual
recording.
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(DISPLAY SET)
menu
Display settings of the display and the
viewfinder (MARKER/VF BACKLIGHT/
DISPLAY OUTPUT, etc.)
x COLOR
You can select peaking color from
[WHITE], [RED] and [YELLOW]. The
default setting is [WHITE].
The default settings are marked with B.
The indicators in parentheses appear when
the items are selected.
See page 67 for details on selecting
menu items.
x LEVEL
You can select a peaking sensitivity from
[HIGH], [MIDDLE] and [LOW]. The
default setting is [MIDDLE].
Press the MENU button t select
(DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial.
b Notes
• The enhanced outlines will not be recorded on
the recording media.
z Tips
ZEBRA
You can display a zebra pattern as a guide
for adjusting brightness.
x LEVEL
You can select the brightness level between
70 and 100 or 100+. The default setting is
[70].
z Tips
• The zebra pattern is a strip pattern displayed
over a part of an image on the screen when the
part is higher than the preset brightness level.
• You can assign an ASSIGN button to work as
[ON/OFF] (p. 45).
PEAKING
x ON/OFF
When you select [ON],
appears
and you can display an image on the screen
with its outlines enhanced. This function
helps you to adjust the focus. The default
setting is [OFF].
MARKER
x ON/OFF
When you select [ON], you can display
markers. The default setting is [OFF].
Markers will not be recorded on the
recording media.
Using the Menu
x ON/OFF
When you select [ON],
and the
brightness level appear on the screen. The
zebra pattern will not be recorded with the
image. The default setting is [OFF].
• You can focus more easily using this function in
combination with the expanded focus function
(p. 28).
• You can assign an ASSIGN button to work as
[ON/OFF] (p. 45).
x CENTER
When you select [ON], you can display a
marker at the center of the screen. The
default setting is [ON].
x ASPECT
You can display markers at boundaries of
display area defined by the aspect ratio,
which you can select from [4:3], [13:9],
[14:9], and [15:9]. The default setting is
[OFF].
x SAFETY ZONE
When you select either one of [80% (16:9)],
[80% (4:3)], [90% (16:9)] or [90% (4:3)],
you can display markers at boundaries of
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Press the MENU button t select
(DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
display area that regular home TVs can
display. The default setting is [OFF].
x GUIDEFRAME
When you select [16:9] or [4:3], you can
display frame markers that help you to
check horizontal and vertical positions of a
subject. The default setting is [OFF].
b Notes
• Only the time code is output to an external
device via external output jacks when
[MARKER] is set to [ON], even if [DISPLAY
OUTPUT] is set to [ALL OUTPUT].
• You cannot display markers under following
conditions:
– [EXPANDED FOCUS]
– During [SMOOTH SLOW REC]
– When the current time is displayed after the
power is turned on
• You can display markers only on the LCD panel
and viewfinder. You cannot display them on an
external device.
z Tips
• You can display all types of markers at the same
time.
• You can obtain a balanced composition by
positioning the subject at the cross points of the
guideframe marker.
• You can assign an ASSIGN button to work as
[ON/OFF] (p. 45).
CAMERA DATA DISPLAY
When you set this function to [ON], you
can constantly display the iris, gain and
shutter speed settings on the screen. The
default setting is [OFF].
Iris value
Shutter speed value
Gain value
z Tips
• The settings appear on the screen during the
manual adjustment regardless of the settings of
this function.
•
indicates that the settings are automatically
adjusted values.
• The displayed settings are different from the
settings that will be displayed when you press
the DATA CODE button (p. 51).
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY
When you set this function to [ON], you
can display the audio level meter on the
screen. The default setting is [ON].
EXPANDED FOCUS TYPE
You can set a type of the expanded focus
display.
Audio level meter
B TYPE 1
Simply enlarges images.
TYPE 2
Enlarges and shows images in black and
white.
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ZOOM DISPLAY
B BAR
Displays a bar that indicates the zoom position.
NUMBER
z Tips
Displays a number (0 through 99) that
indicates the zoom position.
• Shutter speed slower than 360° are displayed in
multiples of 360°, such as 360° × 2.
FOCUS DISPLAY
You can select how to display the focal
distance during manual focus.
B METER
Displays the focal distance in meters.
FEET
Displays the focal distance in feet.
SHUTTER DISPLAY
You can select how to display the shutter
speed.
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen. Changes in the LCD brightness will
not affect the brightness of recording
images.
z Tips
• You can also turn off the LCD backlight (p. 15).
LCD COLOR
You can adjust the color level of the LCD
panel. Changes in the LCD color level will
not affect the color level of recording
images.
Displays the shutter speed in seconds.
DEGREE
Displays the shutter speed in degrees.
The shutter speed equal to the period that
your camcorder reads image data from the
image sensor is defined as 360 degrees.
The degree is calculated based on this
definition and displayed.
– When [REC FORMAT] is set to the
followings, 1/50 second is defined as 360
degrees.
HD 1080/50i FX SD 576/50i HQ
HD 1080/50i FH SD 576/50i HQ
HD 1080/50i HQ SD 576/50i HQ
HD 1080/50i LP SD 576/50i HQ
HD 720/50p FX SD 576/50i HQ
HD 720/50p FH SD 576/50i HQ
– When [REC FORMAT] is set to the
followings, 1/25 second is defined as 360
degrees.
HD 1080/25p FX SD 576/25pSCAN HQ
HD 1080/25p FH SD 576/25pSCAN HQ
For details on [REC FORMAT], see page
25.
b Notes
• When you press the DATA CODE button, the
shutter speed will be displayed in seconds
regardless of the setting of this function.
LCD BACKLIGHT LEVEL
You can adjust the backlight level of the
LCD screen.
Using the Menu
B SECOND
LCD BRIGHT
B NORMAL
Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
Brightens the LCD screen.
b Notes
• When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
• When you select [BRIGHT], the recordable
time with the battery is slightly reduced.
VF BACKLIGHT
You can adjust the brightness of the
viewfinder.
B NORMAL
Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
Brightens the viewfinder screen.
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Press the MENU button t select
(DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
b Notes
UTC TIME
• When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
• When you select [BRIGHT], the recordable
time with the battery is slightly reduced.
Displays the coordinated universal time.
VF COLOR
B ON
Displays images in the viewfinder in color.
OFF
Displays images in the viewfinder in black
and white.
VF POWERMODE
B AUTO
Turns on the viewfinder while you close
the LCD panel or record in mirror mode.
ON
Always turns on the viewfinder.
REMAINING
AUTO
Displays the remaining recording time
available for movies when you re-enter
movie recording mode or switch to
[SMOOTH SLOW REC]. When the
remaining time is 5 minutes or more, the
display goes off after 8 seconds.
B ON
Always displays the remaining recording
time available for movies.
GPS TIME DISPLAY (HXR-NX5E/
NX5P)
You can select the GPS time as the data
code.
B LOCAL TIME
Displays the time with the time difference
compensated for. The local time with the
summer time setting taken into account is
displayed.
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b Notes
• In the case of still images, if you select [LOCAL
TIME], the triangulated time is displayed as [-------].
DISPLAY OUTPUT
You can select where to output the display
information, such as time code.
B LCD PANEL
Outputs the information to the LCD screen
and viewfinder.
ALL OUTPUT
Outputs the information to the LCD
screen, viewfinder, SDI output, HDMI
output, component output and video
output.
b Notes
• Only the time code is output when [MARKER]
is set to [ON] and a marker is displayed on the
screen.
(TC/UB SET) menu
(TC PRESET/UB PRESET, etc.)
The default settings are marked with B.
The indicators in parentheses appear when
the items are selected.
See page 67 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(TC/UB SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
TC PRESET
See page 43.
UB PRESET
See page 43.
TC RUN
B REC RUN
Advances the time code only during
recording.
Select this setting to record the time code
continuous from the last time code of the
previous recording.
B PRESET
Records the newly set time code on the
recording media.
REGENERATE
Reads the last time code of the previous
recording from the recording media and
records the new time code consecutively
from the last time code during the
backspace editing.
The time code runs in [REC RUN] mode
regardless of the setting of [TC RUN].
UB TIME REC
B OFF
Does not save the actual time in the user
bit code.
ON
Saves the actual time in the user bit code.
b Notes
• The last 2 digits are fixed to 00 when it is set to
[ON].
Using the Menu
You can select how the time code advances.
TC MAKE
FREE RUN
Advances the time code regardless of
operation of your camcorder.
b Notes
• Even if the time code advances in the [REC
RUN] mode, the time code may not be recorded
sequentially in the following cases:
– When the recording format is changed.
– When the images are recorded on the memory
card and the flash memory unit
simultaneously.
– When the recording media is removed.
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(OTHERS) menu
Settings while recording or other basic
settings (AREA SET/BEEP, etc.)
DATE REC
The default settings are marked with B.
The indicators in parentheses appear when
the items are selected.
See page 67 for details on selecting
menu items.
Press the MENU button t select
(OTHERS) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC
dial.
ASSIGN BUTTON
See page 45.
CLOCK SET
See page 17.
B OFF
Does not superimpose the date and time on
images.
ON
Superimposes the date and time on images.
z Tips
• When zebra or peaking is activated, the date and
time characters are affected by the signal, but
properly recorded on images.
BEEP
B OFF
Cancels the melody.
ON
AREA SET
You can adjust a time difference without
stopping the clock. When you use your
camcorder abroad, you can adjust the clock
to the local time.
SUMMERTIME
You can change this setting without
stopping the clock. Set to [ON] to move the
time forward 1 hour.
B OFF
Activates a melody when you start/stop
recording, or when you are warned with
warning indicators, etc.
REC LAMP[F] (Recording lamp
[front])
When you set this function to [OFF], you
can turn off the front camera recording
lamp. The default setting is [ON].
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
Does not set the summertime.
ON
Sets the summertime.
LANGUAGE
You can select the language to be used on
the LCD screen.
z Tips
• Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]]
(simplified English) in case that you cannot find
your native tongue among the options.
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REC LAMP[R] (Recording lamp
[rear])
When you set this function to [OFF], you
can turn off the rear camera recording lamp.
The default setting is [ON].
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 45).
REMOTE CONTROL
When you set this function to [ON], you
can use the supplied Wireless Remote
Commander (p. 121). The default setting is
[ON].
z Tips
• Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from
responding to a command sent by another
remote control unit.
OPERATION TIME
Displays the total hours of operation in 10hour increments.
CALIBRATION
Using the Menu
See page 110.
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Connecting with a Computer
Saving images with a computer
Preparing a computer (Windows)
Hard disk
You can perform following operations
using “Content Management Utility.”
• Importing images to a computer
• Viewing imported images
To save movies using a computer, install
the software from the supplied CD-ROM
“Content Management Utility” beforehand.
Use commercially available software to edit
images or create discs.
Disk volume required for installation:
Approximately 100 MB
Only the NTFS or exFAT file system can be
used for importing videos or registering
them for viewing.
Step 1 Checking the computer system
OS*1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3*2/Windows
Vista SP2*3/Windows 7
CPU
Use an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.20 GHz CPU or
faster to play back videos with high
definition image quality (HD) in the FX
mode.
Videos with high definition image quality
(HD) recorded in other than the FX mode
may be played back with a slower CPU.
Depending on the performance of your video
card, videos with high definition image
quality (HD) recorded using the FX mode
may be played back with a slower CPU than
that recommended above.
For the following operations, an Intel
Pentium III 1GHz or faster is necessary.
– Importing movies to the computer
– Processing with standard definition image
quality (SD)
Memory
For Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or
more is recommended.) However, 256 MB
or more is sufficient for processing only the
movies with standard definition image
quality (SD).
For Windows Vista/Windows 7: 1 GB or
more
Display
Minimum 1,024 × 768 dots
Others
USB port (this must be provided as standard,
High-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible))
(CD-ROM drive is necessary for
installation)
*1 Standard installation is required. Operation is
not assured if the OS has been upgraded or in a
multi-boot environment.
*2 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not
supported.
*3 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
b Notes
• Operation with all computer environments is not
assured.
• The supplied software “Content Management
Utility” is not supported by Macintosh
computers.
Step 2 Installing the supplied software
“Content Management Utility”
Install “Content Management Utility”
before connecting your camcorder to a
computer.
1 Confirm that your camcorder is not
connected to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer.
• Log on as an Administrator for installation.
• Close all applications running on the
computer before installing the software.
3 Place the supplied CD-ROM “Content
Management Utility” in the disc drive of
your computer.
The installation screen appears.
• If the screen does not appear, click [Start]
t [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My
88
Computer]), then double-click
[SONYCMU(E:)] (CD-ROM).
4 Select the language for the application
to be installed, then click [OK].
5 When the install wizard screen appears,
click [Next].
6 Confirm the license agreement, and if
you accept the terms, click [Next].
qd Remove the CD-ROM from the
computer.
7 Select the drive or folder to install the
application, then click [Next].
To disconnect your camcorder from
the computer
8 Select the option to create the desk-top
shortcut, then click [Next].
1 Click the
icon at the bottom right of
the desktop of the computer t [Safely
remove USB Mass Storage DeviceDrive].
9 Turn on your camcorder, then connect
the camcorder to the computer using the
supplied USB cable.
3 Disconnect the USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on
the camcorder screen automatically.
0 Touch [
screen.
] or [
Connecting with a Computer
2 Touch [END] t [YES] on the
camcorder screen.
] on the camcorder
• If the [USB SELECT] screen does not
appear, press the MODE button, then touch
[MANAGE MEDIA] t [USB
CONNECT].
qa Click [Next].
qs Follow the on-screen instructions to
install the software.
• Restart the computer if required to complete
the installation.
When the installation is completed, the
following icon will appear, depending
on the selection in step 8.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your camcorder, follow the flow chart below.
1 Check your camcorder, referring to the items on pages 90 to 98.
2 Disconnect the power source, reconnect the power source after about 1 minute and turn
on your camcorder.
3 Press the RESET button (p. 120) with a pointed object, then turn on your camcorder.
This operation will reset the date, time and area settings.
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
• Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander···p. 90
• Memory card/flash memory unit···p. 92
• Recording···p. 92
• Playback···p. 95
• Connecting to TV···p. 96
• Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to other devices···p. 97
• GPS (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)···p. 97
• Connecting to a computer···p. 98
Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander
The power does not turn on or abruptly turns off.
• Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (p. 12).
• Use the AC Adaptor/Charger to connect to a wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 12).
The camcorder does not operate even when the power is set to on.
• Disconnect the AC Adaptor/Charger from the wall outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery
pack, then reconnect it after about 1 minute.
• Press the RESET button (p. 120) using a sharp-pointed object.
The camcorder gets warm.
• The camcorder may get warmer while you use it. This is not a malfunction.
The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
• Ambient temperature is too high or too low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.
This is not a malfunction.
• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace
it with a new one (p. 12, 107).
• The indicated time may not be correct in certain circumstances. For example, when you open
or close the LCD panel, it takes about 1 minute to display the correct remaining battery time.
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The battery pack discharges too quickly.
• Ambient temperature is too high or low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.
This is not a malfunction.
• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace
it with a new one (p. 12, 107).
The image remains on the LCD screen.
• This occurs if you disconnect the DK-415 cable or remove the battery pack without turning
off the power first. This is not a malfunction.
The image in the viewfinder is not clear.
• Move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever until the image appears clearly (p. 16).
The image in the viewfinder has disappeared.
• If you set [VF POWERMODE] to [AUTO], the finder light remains off while the LCD panel
is open (p. 84).
The supplied Wireless Remote Commander does not function.
Another video device malfunctions when you use the supplied Wireless
Remote Commander.
Troubleshooting
• Set [REMOTE CONTROL] to [ON] (p. 87).
• Remove any obstructions between the Wireless Remote Commander and the remote sensor
of the camcorder.
• Keep strong light sources, such as sunlight or overhead lighting, away from the remote
sensor, otherwise the Wireless Remote Commander may not function properly.
• Insert a fresh battery in the compartment with its +/– terminals matching those of the
compartment (p. 121).
• Select a commander mode other than DVD2 for your video device.
• Cover the sensor of your video device with black paper.
When a device is connected to the REMOTE jack, the camcorder or the device
does not operate properly.
• The connected device may react slowly to some operations, such as zooming.
• If you disconnect the cable from the device while the cable is still connected to the
camcorder’s REMOTE jack, the camcorder may not restore the proper settings. Disconnect
the cable also from the camcorder’s REMOTE jack.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Memory card/flash memory unit
The remaining movie recording indicator is not displayed.
• Set [
REMAINING] to [ON] to always display the remaining movie recording indicator
(p. 84).
The camcorder does not operate with the memory card inserted.
• The memory card was formatted on a computer. Format it on this camcorder (p. 65).
The data file name is incorrect, or flashing.
• The file is damaged.
• Use a file format supported by your camcorder (p. 104).
The recording media indicator is flashing.
• Something wrong happened to one of recording media. Stop recording of all recording media,
and repair the database file.
Images on the recording media cannot be deleted.
• You can select no more than 100 images to be deleted on the edit screen.
• The images are protected. Release the protect function (p. 58).
Recording
The recording does not start when you press the record button.
• The playback screen is displayed. Finish playback operation (p. 47).
• There is no empty space on the recording media. Replace the recording media with new one,
delete unnecessary images (p. 62) or format the recording media (p. 65).
• Total number of movie scenes exceeds the recordable capacity of your camcorder (p. 102).
Delete unnecessary images (p. 62).
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a cool place.
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a warm place.
• A particular record button is selected to start/stop recording. Check the record button setting
(p. 23).
• Something wrong happened to one of recording media. Stop recording of all recording media,
and repair the database file.
The handle zoom does not work.
• Set the handle zoom switch to FIX or VAR (p. 26).
The access lamp remains lit even after recording was stopped.
• Your camcorder is recording the scene you have just shot on the memory card.
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The imaging field looks different.
• The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of your camcorder. This is
not a malfunction.
The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time
of the recording media.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for
example when recording a fast moving object, etc. (p. 101).
The camcorder does not keep the setting changes .
• Some menu items return to the default setting when the power is turned off (p. 69).
• The LCD backlight setting and the EXPANDED FOCUS setting are not stored.
• You disconnected the power sources when the POWER switch was set to ON. Before
disconnecting the battery or the AC Adaptor/Charger, set the POWER switch to OFF and
make sure that the access lamp is turned off.
There is a time difference between the point when the record button is pressed
and the point that the recording movie is started or stopped actually.
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time difference between the point where you press
the record button and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops. This is not a
malfunction.
• When you do the simultaneous recording with [
/
SET] set to [
:
:
] or [
:
:
], there may be slight time lags in the recorded movies.
This is not a malfunction.
Troubleshooting
There are time differences in recording start/stop points of the simultaneously
recorded movies.
The aspect ratio (16:9 (wide)/4:3) cannot be changed.
• The aspect ratio of high definition image quality (HD) movies is 16:9 (wide).
Automatic focus does not function.
• Set the FOCUS switch to AUTO to enable the automatic focus function (p. 27).
• Adjust the focus manually if the automatic focus does not work properly (p. 27).
[This function is currently not available.] appears when selecting a function on
the MODE menu.
• Try again after finishing all tasks currently selected on the MODE menu.
• If 720 is selected as [REC FORMAT] for [SMOOTH SLOW REC], select 1080 as [REC
FORMAT].
Menu items are grayed out or do not work.
• You cannot select grayed out display items in the current recording/playback situation.
Continued ,
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously. The following list shows
examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
Cannot use
Situation
[BACK LIGHT],
[SPOTLIGHT], [ON/
OFF] of [AE SHIFT]
All of iris, gain, and shutter speed are set manually.
[HYPER GAIN] is set to [ON].
[FADER]
The record button and the handle record button are set to
different recording media.
The camcorder is unable to record images.
The recording media has less than 1 minute of remaining
capacity.
[COLOR BAR] is set to [ON].
[ZEBRA], [PEAKING],
[CAMERA DATA
DISPLAY]
[COLOR BAR] is set to [ON].
[ON/OFF] of [MARKER] [EXPANDED FOCUS] is set to [ON].
While the date and time are displayed when the power is turned
on.
[LCD BACKLIGHT
LEVEL],
[VF BACKLIGHT]
AC power source is being used.
[TC PRESET]
[TC MAKE] is set to [REGENERATE].
When inputting time code, [TC RUN] is set to [FREE RUN]
and [TC MAKE] is set to [PRESET].
[UB TIME REC]
Date and time are not set.
[AREA SET],
[DATE REC],
[SUMMERTIME]
Date and time are not set.
[x.v.Color]
[
[COLOR BAR]
Movies are being recorded.
[FADER] is selected.
[EXPANDED FOCUS] is set to [ON].
[D.EXTENDER]
[REC FORMAT] is set to [HD 720/50p FX] or [HD 720/50p
FH].
/
SET] is set to [HD-SD] or [SD-HD].
Iris, gain, shutter speed, or white balance cannot be adjusted manually.
• Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL.
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green appear on the screen.
• This phenomenon appears when using a slow shutter speed (p. 29). This is not a malfunction.
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The subjects passing by the frame very fast appear crooked.
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way that
the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the frame
rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions.
The LCD screen is too bright, and the subject cannot be seen.
• Set [BACK LIGHT] to [OFF].
• Set [HYPER GAIN] to [OFF].
The LCD screen is too dark, and the subject cannot be seen.
• Press and hold the DISPLAY button for a few seconds to turn on the backlight (p. 15).
Horizontal stripes appear on the image.
• This occurs when recording pictures under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction. This can be improved by changing the shutter speed (p. 29).
The image appears divided horizontally.
• This occurs when you light the subject using a flash. This can be avoided by using a shutter
speed as slow as possible (p. 29).
Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen.
Troubleshooting
• This can be improved by adjusting the shutter speed (p. 29).
Fine patterns flicker, diagonal lines look jagged.
• Adjust [DETAIL] to the negative side (p. 37).
The time code is not recorded in sequence.
• The time code may not be recorded sequentially if you change the settings of [
SET] and [REC FORMAT].
/
Playback
Refer also to the “Memory card/flash memory unit” section (p. 92).
The desired images cannot be found. Images cannot be played back.
• Select the recording media and image quality of the image you want to play back on the
VISUAL INDEX screen (p. 47).
• Image data cannot be played back if you have modified file names or folders, or have edited
the data on a computer (When viewing still images, the file name flashes). This is not a
malfunction (p. 107).
• Images recorded on other devices may not be played back, or displayed in incorrect size. This
is not a malfunction.
Continued ,
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The data file name is displayed incorrectly, or flashing.
• The file is damaged.
• The file format is not supported on your camcorder (p. 104).
• Only the file name is displayed, if the folder structure does not conform to the universal
standard.
No sound or only a low sound is heard.
• Turn up the volume (p. 49).
• Movies recorded using [SMOOTH SLOW REC] do not have sounds.
“---” is displayed on the screen.
• The recording media you are playing was recorded without setting the date and time.
• The recording media you are playing was recorded with [HYPER GAIN] set to [ON].
• Bars will be displayed for the camera data of the movies recorded with [SMOOTH SLOW
REC] or [COLOR BAR] set to [ON].
• Bars will be displayed for the exposure correction value and flash information of the still
images created with [PHOTO CAPTURE].
appears on the LCD screen.
• This appears when you play back movies recorded with 5.1ch surround sound. 5.1ch
surround sound is down-mixed to 2ch stereo and played back on your camcorder.
Connecting to TV
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV connected with the
component video cable.
• Set [VIDEO OUT] according to the requirements of the connected device (p. 77).
• When you are using the component video cable, make sure that you connect the red and white
plugs of the A/V connecting cable (p. 54).
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV connected with the HDMI
cable.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded
in the images.
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV, projector, or AV amplifier
connected with the HDMI cable.
• If you cannot view images or hear sound on the TV, projector, or AV amplifier connected
with the HDMI cable, try disconnecting and connecting the HDMI cable, or turn on your
camcorder again.
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Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV or monitor connected with
the HDMI cable or a commercially available 75Ω (ohm) coaxial cable.
• Signals are not output from the HDMI OUT and SDI OUT jacks when the USB jack is
connected.
The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.
• This happens when viewing a movie recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. Select [REC/
OUT SET] t [VIDEO OUT] t [DOWN CONVERT TYPE] t the appropriate down
conversion type (p. 77).
Black zone appears at top and bottom of a 4:3 TV screen.
• This happens when viewing a movie recorded in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. This is
not a malfunction.
Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to other devices
Time code and other information appear on the display of the connected
device.
• Set [DISPLAY OUTPUT] to [LCD PANEL] while connected with the A/V connecting cable
(p. 84).
Dubbing cannot be done correctly using the A/V connecting cable.
Sound cannot be added to the recording media after recording.
• You cannot add sound to the recording media after recording on your camcorder.
Troubleshooting
• The A/V connecting cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting
cable is connected to the input jack of the other device for dubbing images from your
camcorder.
Dubbing cannot be done correctly using the HDMI cable.
• You cannot dub movies using the HDMI cable.
GPS (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
The camcorder is not receiving a GPS signal.
• Your camcorder may not be able to receive radio signals from GPS satellites because of
obstructions. Bring your camcorder to an open area. For details on places where radio signals
do not reach, see page 105.
The triangulating location is different from the actual current location.
• If your camcorder receives the radio signal reflected by surrounding buildings, or weak radio
signals, the margin of error can be as wide as several-hundred meters, at a maximum.
Continued ,
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Connecting to a computer
The computer does not recognize the camcorder.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again securely.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, restart the computer, then connect the computer to
your camcorder correctly.
Movies cannot be viewed or copied to a computer.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again.
• You need to install the supplied “Content Management Utility” to copy movies from your
camcorder to your computer (p. 88).
The computer freezes.
• Disconnect the cable from your computer and camcorder. Reboot your computer, and
connect your computer and camcorder following the steps in the correct order (p. 88).
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Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display/Warning
indicators
When an error occurs, a warning indicator
appears on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
You can fix some problems associated with
the symptoms 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:ss
• The battery pack is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 107).
C:06:ss
• The battery pack is too hot. Replace the
battery pack, or remove it and put it in a
cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining
to battery pack temperature)
• The battery pack is too hot. Replace the
battery pack, or remove it and put it in a
cool place.
(Warning indicator
pertaining to memory cards)
Slow flashing
• Free spaces for recording images are
running out. For the type of memory
cards you can use with your camcorder,
see page 2.
• No memory card is inserted (p. 19).
Fast flashing
• There are not enough free spaces for
recording images. Delete unnecessary
images (p. 62), or format the memory
card (p. 65) after storing the images on
other media (p. 88).
• The image database file may be
damaged (p. 66).
C:13:ss
C:32:ss
• Remove the power source. Reconnect it
and operate your camcorder again.
E:20:ss / E:61:ss / E:62:ss /
E:92:ss / E:94:ss / E:95:ss
• Try the steps 2 to 4 on page 90.
(Warning indicators
pertaining to memory card
formatting)
• The memory card is damaged.
• The memory card is not formatted
correctly (p. 65).
Troubleshooting
• Remove the recording media. After
installing them again, operate your
camcorder.
(Warning indicator
pertaining to incompatible memory
cards)
• Incompatible memory card is inserted
(p. 2).
E (Battery level warning)
• The battery pack is nearly used up.
• Depending on the operating,
environment, or battery conditions, E
may flash, even if there are
approximately 5 to 10 minutes
remaining.
- (Warning indicator
pertaining to the write-protect of the
memory card)
• Access to the memory card was
restricted on another device.
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Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
(Warning indicator pertaining to
a flash memory unit)
Slow flashing
• Free spaces for recording images are
running out. For the flash memory unit
you can use with your camcorder, see
page 20.
• No flash memory unit is attached
(p. 20).
Fast flashing
• There are not enough free spaces for
recording images. delete unnecessary
images (p. 62), or format the flash
memory unit (p. 65) after storing the
images on other media (p. 88).
• The image database file may be
damaged (p. 66).
(Warning indicators pertaining
to a flash memory unit formatting)
• The flash memory unit is damaged.
• The flash memory unit is not formatted
correctly (p. 65).
* When [BEEP] is set to [ON] (p. 86), you hear a
melody when the warning indicators appear on
the screen.
Warning messages
If messages appear on the screen, follow the
instructions.
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Additional Information
Recording time of movies
Estimated time of recording and
playback with each battery pack
Playing time
Approximate time available when you use a
fully charged battery pack.
Recording time
(unit: minute)
Approximate time available when you use a
fully charged battery pack.
(unit: minute)
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time
NP-F570
110
120
65
70
NP-F770
245
255
135
140
NP-F970
370
385
205
215
b Notes
HXR-NX5M
NP-F570
170
180
NP-F770
355
375
NP-F970
530
570
b Notes
• Playing on the LCD screen with the LCD
backlight turned on
Estimated recording time of
movies
High definition image quality (HD)
x When [
AUDIO FORMAT] is set to
[LINEAR PCM]
(unit: minute)
AVCHD
24 M
(FX)
AVCHD
17 M
(FH)
AVCHD
9M
(HQ)
AVCHD
5M
(LP)
1 GB
4
(4)
6
(6)
10
(8)
15
(10)
2 GB
10
(10)
10
(10)
20
(15)
35
(30)
4 GB
20
(20)
25
(25)
45
(35)
70
(60)
8 GB
40
(40)
55
(55)
95
(70)
150
(130)
16 GB
85
(85)
110
(110)
190
(145)
300
(260)
32 GB
170
(170)
225
(225)
385
(295)
605
(525)
Continued ,
Additional Information
• Top: HXR-NX5E/NX5P
Bottom: HXR-NX5M
• Using ECM-XM1
• Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, zooming, and so
on.
• 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.
Battery pack
HXR-NX5E/
NX5P
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Recording time of movies (Continued)
x When [
AUDIO FORMAT] is set to
[DOLBY DIGITAL]
(unit: minute)
AVCHD
24 M
(FX)
AVCHD
17 M
(FH)
AVCHD
9M
(HQ)
AVCHD
5M
(LP)
1 GB
5
(5)
6
(6)
10
(9)
20
(15)
2 GB
10
(10)
10
(10)
25
(15)
40
(35)
4 GB
20
(20)
25
(25)
50
(40)
90
(75)
8 GB
45
(45)
55
(55)
105
(80)
185
(155)
16 GB
90
(90)
115
(115)
215
(165)
375
(315)
32 GB
180
(180)
235
(235)
435
(335)
750
(630)
Standard definition image quality
(SD)
(unit: minute)
SD 9 M (HQ)
1 GB
10 (10)
2 GB
25 (25)
4 GB
55 (50)
8 GB
115 (105)
16 GB
235 (210)
32 GB
475 (425)
b Notes
• The recordable time may vary depending on the
recording and subject conditions, [REC SET]
(p. 77).
• The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable
time.
z Tips
• You can record movies of a maximum of 3,999
scenes with high definition image quality (HD),
and 9,999 scenes with standard definition image
quality (SD).
• The maximum continuous recording time of
movies is approximately 13 hours.
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• 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 the media. Movies containing quickly
moving and complex images are recorded at a
higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall
recording time.
• Bit-rate (movie + audio, etc.), number of pixels,
and aspect ratio of each recording mode of
movies are as follows.
– High definition image quality (HD)
FX: max. 24 Mbps 1920 × 1080/16:9,
1280 × 720/16:9
FH: approx. 17 Mbps (ave.) 1920 × 1080/
16:9, 1280 × 720/16:9
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (ave.) 1440 × 1080/16:9
LP: approx. 5 Mbps (ave.) 1440 × 1080/16:9
– Standard definition image quality (SD)
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (ave.) 720 × 576/16:9,
4:3
• Number of pixels and aspect ratio of still images
(Still images are created from movies.)
1920 × 1080 dots/16:9
640 × 360 dots/16:9
640 × 480 dots/4:3
Using your camcorder abroad
Power supply
System
Used in
You can use your camcorder in any
country/region using the AC Adaptor/
Charger supplied with your camcorder
within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/
60 Hz range.
PAL - N
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay.
SECAM
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran,
Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine,
etc.
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.
Viewing high definition image quality
(HD) movies
In countries/regions where 1080/50i is
supported, you can view the movies with
the same high definition image quality
(HD) as that of the recorded movies.
You need a PAL-system-based and 1080/
50i compatible TV (or monitor) with
component and AUDIO/VIDEO input
jacks. The component video cable
(supplied) or an HDMI cable (sold
separately) must be connected.
Simple setting of the clock by time
difference
When you are abroad, you can easily adjust
the clock to the local time by setting the
time difference. Select [AREA SET], then
set the time difference (p. 86).
Viewing standard definition image
quality (SD) movies
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is PAL system, so its
picture can only be viewed on a PALsystem TV with AUDIO/VIDEO input
jacks.
System
Used in
PAL
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
Additional Information
To view standard definition image quality
(SD) movies, you need a PAL-systembased TV with AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks.
An A/V connecting cable must be
connected.
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File/folder structure on the memory card and
the flash memory unit
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/
folder structure, when recording/playing back movies and still images on the camcorder.
* “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, flash
memory unit
**SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC
memory card
A Image management files
When you delete the files, you cannot
record/play back the images correctly.
The files are defaulted as hidden files
and not usually displayed.
B HD movie management information
folder
This folder contains recording data of
high definition image quality (HD)
movies. Do not try to open this folder or
access the contents of this folder from a
computer. Doing so might damage
image files, or prevent image files from
being played back.
C SD movie files (MPEG-2 files)
The extension of the files is “.MPG”.
The maximum size is 2 GB. When the
capacity of a file exceeds 2 GB, the file
becomes divided.
The file numbers go up automatically.
When the capacity of a file number
exceeds 9999, another folder is created
to record new movie files. The folder
name goes up: [101PNV01] t
[102PNV01]
D Still image files (JPEG files)
The extension of the files is “.JPG”. The
file numbers go up automatically. When
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the capacity of a file number exceeds
9999, another folder is created to store
new still image files.
The folder name goes up: [101MSDCF]
t [102MSDCF]
• By pressing the MODE button, then selecting
[MANAGE MEDIA] t [USB CONNECT] t
[
]/[
], you can access the memory card
from the computer through USB connection.
• Do not modify the files or folders on the
camcorder from the computer. The image files
may be destroyed or may not be played back.
• Operation is not guaranteed, if you perform the
above operation.
• When you delete image files, follow the steps on
page 62. Do not delete the image files on the
camcorder directly from the computer.
• Do not format the recording media using a
computer. The camcorder may not operate
correctly.
• Do not copy the files on the recording media
from the computer. Operation is not guaranteed.
• Use the supplied application software “Content
Management Utility” to input data from the
recording media to a computer.
Maintenance and precautions
About the AVCHD format
What is the AVCHD format?
The AVCHD format is a high definition
digital video camera format used to record a
high definition (HD) signal, using efficient
data compression coding technology. The
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to
compress video data, and the Dolby Digital
or Linear PCM system is used to compress
audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable
of compressing images at higher efficiency
than that of the conventional image
compressing format.
• Because the AVCHD format uses a data
compression system, images may be distorted in
scenes where the image, angle, or brightness
changes drastically. This is not a malfunction.
Recording and playback on your
camcorder
Video signal*: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
1920 ×1080/50i, 1280 ×720/50p,
1440 × 1080/50i
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear
PCM 2 ch
Recording media: memory card, flash
memory unit (sold separately)
* Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the
above mentioned cannot be played back on your
camcorder.
• 1080i specification
A high definition specification which utilizes
1,080 effective scanning lines and the interlace
system.
• 720p specification
A high definition specification which utilizes
720 effective scanning lines and the progressive
system.
The GPS (Global Positioning System) is a
system that calculates geographical location
from highly accurate US space satellites.
The GPS satellites are located in 6 orbits,
20,000 km above the earth. The GPS
system consists of 24 or more GPS
satellites. A GPS receiver receives radio
signals from the satellites, and calculates
the current location of the receiver based on
the orbital information (almanac data) and
travel time of the signals, etc.
Determining a location is called
“triangulating.” A GPS receiver can
determine the location’s latitude and
longitude by receiving signals from 3 or
more satellites.
b Notes
• As the positions of GPS satellites vary
constantly, it may take longer to determine the
location or the receiver may not be able to
determine the location at all, depending on the
location and time you use the camcorder.
• “GPS” is a system for determining geographic
location by triangulating radio signals from GPS
satellites. Avoid using the camcorder in places
where radio signals are blocked or reflected,
such as a shadowy place surrounded by
buildings or trees, etc. Use the camcorder in
open sky environments.
• You may not be able to record location
information at locations or in situations where
radio signals from the GPS satellites do not
reach the camcorder as follows.
– In tunnels, indoors or under the shade of
buildings.
– Between tall buildings or at narrow streets
surrounded by buildings.
– In underground locations, locations
surrounded by dense trees, under an elevated
bridge, or in locations where magnetic fields
are generated, such as near high voltage
cables.
– Near devices that generate radio signals of the
same frequency band as the camcorder: near
1.5 GHz band mobile telephones, etc.
Continued ,
Additional Information
Based on the AVCHD format, your
camcorder records with the high definition
image quality (HD). In addition to high
definition image quality (HD), your
camcorder is capable of recording a
standard definition (SD) signal in the
conventional MPEG2 format.
About GPS (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
On triangulating errors
• If you move to another location right after
setting the GPS switch to ON, it may take
a longer time for the camcorder to start
triangulating, compared to when you stay
in the same place.
• Error caused by the position of GPS
satellites
The camcorder automatically triangulates
your current location when the camcorder
receives radio signals from 3 or more GPS
satellites. The triangulating error allowed
by the GPS satellites is about ±10 m
(±32 feet). Depending on the environment
of the location, the triangulating error can
be greater. In this case, your actual
location may not match the location on the
map based on the GPS information.
Meanwhile, the GPS satellites are
controlled by the Unites States
Department of Defense, and the degree of
accuracy may be changed intentionally.
• Error during the triangulating process
The camcorder acquires location
information every second during
triangulating.
On the restriction of use of GPS on an
airplane
During take off and landing of an airplane,
set the GPS switch to OFF and turn off the
camcorder, as you will be instructed to do
by the on-board announcement. In other
cases, use GPS in accordance with the
regulations of the place or situation.
On the geographic coordinate system
The “WGS-84” geographic coordinate
system is used.
About the memory card
• A memory card formatted by a computer
(Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have
guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.
• Data read/write speed may vary depending on
the combination of the memory card and
memory card compliant product you use.
• Damaged or lost image data will not be
compensated for, and may occur in the
following cases:
– If you eject the memory card, 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
card (while the access lamp is lit or flashing).
– If you use the memory card near magnets or
magnetic fields.
• It is recommended to make a back-up of
important data on the hard disk of a computer.
• Be careful not to apply excessive force when
writing on a memo area on memory card.
• Do not attach a label or the like on memory card
or a memory card adaptor.
• 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 card.
• Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
• Do not let the memory card get wet.
• Be careful to keep memory card out of the reach
of small children. There is danger that a child
might swallow it.
• Do not insert anything other than the compliant
size of memory card into the memory card slot.
Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• Do not use or keep the memory card in the
following locations:
– 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.
x On the memory card adaptor
• When inserting memory card into a memory
card adaptor, make sure the memory card is
inserted facing in the correct direction, then
insert it all the way in. Note that improper use
may cause a malfunction.
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On image data compatibility
• Image data files recorded on a memory card 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 memory card that has been
used with another device, format it with your
camcorder (p. 65). Note that formatting erases
all information on the memory card.
• 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
This unit is compatible with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (L series).
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
“InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs
have the
mark.
What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
_
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(Mark2) media
a
To charge the battery pack
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
media
a*
About the “Memory Stick” media
Types of “Memory Stick” media
Recording
/Playback
* This product does not support 8-bit parallel data
transfer but it supports 4-bit parallel data
transfer the same as with “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” media.
• This product cannot record or play data that uses
“MagicGate” technology. “MagicGate” is a
copyright protection technology that records and
transfers the contents in an encrypted format.
• 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 charge lamp of the AC
Adaptor/Charger turns off. If you charge the
battery pack outside of this temperature range,
you may not be able to charge it efficiently.
Additional Information
“Memory Stick Duo” media
(with MagicGate)
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your
camcorder and a supplied 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
• Battery pack performance decreases when the
ambient 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-F770/
F970 (sold separately).
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
• 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-F770/F970 (sold separately).
• Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF 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 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.
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, leave your camcorder in
recording standby until the power goes off
(p. 14).
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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 charging the battery pack
• Use the AC Adaptor/Charger (supplied) to
charge the designated batteries only. If you
charge other types of batteries, those batteries
may leak, heat up, burst, or give an electric
shock, resulting in burns or injury.
• Remove the charged battery from the AC
Adaptor/Charger.
• The CHARGE lamp of the supplied AC
Adaptor/Charger flashes in 2 patterns as
follows:
Fast-flashing...Turns on and off rapidly at about
0.15-second intervals.
Slow-flashing...Turns on and off alternately for
about 1.5 seconds, and turns off completely for
about 1.5 seconds. The lamp repeats this
sequence.
• If the CHARGE lamp is fast-flashing, remove
the battery that is being charged, and then reattach the same battery again firmly. If the
CHARGE lamp continues fast-flashing, the
cause could be that the battery is damaged, or
the battery is not a designated type. Check the
battery to confirm whether it is a designated
type or not. If it is a designated type, remove the
battery first, and then attach a brand-new battery
or another known-to-be-good battery to see if
the AC Adaptor/Charger is working correctly. If
the AC Adaptor/Charger is working correctly,
the cause could be that the battery is damaged.
• If the CHARGE lamp is slow-flashing, the AC
Adaptor/Charger is in standby mode and
charging is suspended. When the ambient
temperature is out of the appropriate
temperature range for charging, the AC
Adaptor/Charger suspends charging
automatically and enters standby mode. When
the ambient temperature returns to an
appropriate temperature, the AC Adaptor/
Charger restarts charging and the CHARGE
lamp lights up. We recommend charging the
battery pack in an ambient temperature of
between 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
About x.v.Color
• x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the
xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is
a trademark of Sony.
• xvYCC is an international standard for
color space in video. This standard can
express a wider color range than the
currently used broadcast standard.
About handling of your
camcorder
On use and care
x When not using your camcorder for a
long time
• Turn on the camcorder and record and play back
images about once a month to keep it in an
optimum state for a long time.
• 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 and cause
a malfunction of your camcorder.
Additional Information
• 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 7.2 V (battery
pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).
• 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.
• Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack.
• Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF 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 power cord (mains
lead), pull it by the plug and not the lead.
• Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)
such as by placing anything heavy on it.
• Keep metal contacts clean.
• Keep the Wireless 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 If moisture condensation has occurred
Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour without
turning it on.
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
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 shown below.
• When you bring your camcorder from a ski
slope into a place warmed up by a heating
device.
• When you bring your camcorder from an air
conditioned car or room into a hot place outside.
• When you use your camcorder after a squall or a
shower.
• When you use your camcorder in a hot and
humid place.
x How to avoid 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 ambient temperature (after about 1 hour).
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 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 (sold
separately), do not apply the cleaning liquid
directly to the LCD screen. Use cleaning paper
moistened with the liquid.
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
outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor/Charger during the operation.
1 Turn on the camcorder.
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2 Press the MENU button t select
(OTHERS) t [CALIBRATION]
with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
3 Touch “×” displayed on the screen with
the corner of memory card or the like 3
times.
• If you did not press the right spot, try the
calibration again.
• Touch [CANCEL] to cancel calibration.
b Notes
• Do not use a sharp-pointed object for
calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD
screen.
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 with above substances on your
hands.
– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time.
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.
On charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery
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. The pre-installed
rechargeable battery is always charged
while your camcorder is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC
Adaptor/Charger 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 without the
AC Adaptor/Charger connected or the
battery pack attached. 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.
1 Remove the eye piece of the
viewfinder.
Slide down the viewfinder release lever
and hold it at the position (1), then lift
the eye piece of the viewfinder as
indicated with the arrow in the
illustration (2).
2 Remove dust inside the eye piece
and viewfinder with a blower.
Additional Information
x Procedures
Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor/Charger, and leave it with the
POWER switch set to OFF for more than
24 hours.
Removing dust from inside the
viewfinder
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Specifications
System
Video signal
PAL color, CCIR standards
HDTV 1080/50i, 720/50p
Video recording system
HD image quality: MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 AVCHD
SD image quality: MPEG-2 PS
Audio recording system
Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz 16-bit)
Dolby Digital 2ch (48 kHz 16-bit)
Dolby Digital Stereo Creator employed
Still image recording system
DCF Ver. 2.0
Exif Ver. 2.21
MPF Baseline
Recording media (movies/still images)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media
Flash memory units
SD card (Class 4 or faster)
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color, black and
white)
Picture: 1.1 cm (0.45 type, aspect ratio
16:9)
Total dot number:
1 226 880 (approx. 852 × 3 [RGB] ×
480)
Image device
6.0 mm (1/3 type) 3CMOS sensor
Gross: Approx. 1 120 000 pixels
Effective (movie, 16:9):
Approx. 1 040 000 pixels*
Effective (movie, 4:3):
Approx. 780 000 pixels*
Lens
G Lens
20 × (Optical), Approx. 30 × (Digital,
when [D.EXTENDER] is set to [ON])
Focal length
112
f=4.1 - 82.0 mm (3/16 - 3 1/4 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still
camera*
29.5 - 590 mm (1 3/16 - 23 1/4 in.)
(16:9),
36.1 - 722 mm (1 7/16 - 28 1/2 in.)
(4:3)
F1.6 - 3.4
Filter diameter: 72 mm (2 7/8 in.)
Color temperature
[AUTO]
(one push) A/B
[INDOOR] (3 200K)
[OUTDOOR] (5 800K±7 offset levels)
[MANU WB TEMP] (2 300K 15 000K in 100K steps)
Minimum illumination
1.5 lx (lux) (Fixed Shutter Speed 1/25,
auto gain, auto iris) (F 1.6)
* When [SET] of [STEADYSHOT] is set to
[STEADYSHOT] or [OFF]
Output connectors
VIDEO OUT jack
Pin connector
1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms) unbalanced, sync
negative
AUDIO OUT jacks
Pin connectors
-10 dBu (at load impedance 47 kΩ
(kilohms)), Output impedance with less
than 2.2 kΩ (kilohms)
(0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)
COMPONENT OUT jack
Mini-D jack
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
PB/PR, CB/CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
HDMI OUT jack
HDMI connector
SDI OUT jack
BNC
SMPTE292M/259M
i (headphones) jack
Stereo-minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)
Input connectors
INPUT1/INPUT2 jacks
XLR 3-pin, female,
MIC: -48 dBu: 3 kΩ (kilohms)
(Variable in the range of between
-60 dBu and -30 dBu in 6 dBu step by
the INPUT TRIM function)
LINE: +4 dBu: 10 kΩ (kilohms)
(0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)
Input/Output connectors
USB jack
mini-B
Remote jack
Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)
TC LINK IN/OUT jack
Pin connector
IN: 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ (kilohms)
OUT: 1.2 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms)
(IN/OUT switch-able)
LCD screen
General
Power requirements
DC 7.2 V (battery pack)
DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor/Charger)
Average power consumption*
HXR-NX5E/NX5P
During camera recording using the
microphone ECM-XM1 and viewfinder
with normal brightness:
7.7 W
* When Flash Memory Unit HXR-FMU128 is
used, the average power consumption increases
about 1.1 W.
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
173 × 193 × 449 mm
(6 7/8 × 7 5/8 × 17 3/4 in.) (w/h/d)
including the projecting parts
173 × 193 × 449 mm
(6 7/8 × 7 5/8 × 17 3/4 in.) (w/h/d)
including the projecting parts with the
battery pack (NP-F570)
Mass (approx.)
2.2 kg (4 lb 15 oz) including the lens
hood with lens cover
2.5 kg (5 lb 7 oz) including the battery
pack (NP-F570), lens hood with lens
cover and microphone (ECM-XM1)
Additional Information
Picture
8.0 cm (3.2 type, aspect ratio 16:9)
Total dot number
921 600 (1 920 × 480)
During camera recording using the
microphone ECM-XM1 and LCD with
normal brightness:
7.7 W
HXR-NX5M
During camera recording using the
microphone ECM-XM1 and viewfinder
with normal brightness:
7.4 W
During camera recording using the
microphone ECM-XM1 and LCD with
normal brightness:
7.4 W
AC Adaptor/Charger AC-VL1
Power requirements
AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
22 W
Output voltage
DC 8.4 V*
Continued ,
113
Specifications (Continued)
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.)
136 × 51 × 90 mm
(5 3/8 × 2 1/8 × 3 5/8 in.) (w/h/d)
excluding the projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
270 g (9.6 oz) excluding the power cord
(mains lead)
* See the label on the AC Adaptor/Charger for
other specifications.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-F570
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Maximum charge voltage
DC 8.4 V
Maximum charge current
3.0 A
Capacity
Typical: 15.8 Wh (2 200 mAh)
Minimum: 15.0 Wh (2 100 mAh)
Type
Li-ion
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
On trademarks
• “NXCAM” logo is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “AVCHD” and “AVCHD” logotype are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick ,” “
,” “Memory Stick
Duo,” “
,” “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,” “
,”
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
“
,” “MagicGate,”
“
,” “MagicGate Memory
Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
•
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• “x.v.Colour” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are
trademarks or registered trademarks of U.S.
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other
countries.
• HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other
countries.
• 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.
• SDXC and SDHC logos are trademarks of
SD-3C, LLC.
• MultiMedia Card is a trademark of
MultiMediaCard Association.
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.
114
Notes on the License
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
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.
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. Use the
following URL to download it. When
downloading the source code, select HXR-NX5J
as the model for your camcorder.
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 “Content Management Utility.” You
will find licenses (in English) of “GPL,” and
“LGPL” software.
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/
“C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” “libjpeg,” “dtoa”
and “pcre” 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 “Content Management Utility.” You
will find licenses (in English) of “C Library,”
“Expat,” “zlib,” “libjpeg,” “dtoa” and “pcre”
software.
Additional Information
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE
AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR
THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
USE OF A CONSUMER TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND
/OR
(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS
ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN
A PERSONAL AND
NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR
WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO
PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC
VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE
IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C.
SEE <HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM>
115
Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls
The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.
A Hook for shoulder strap (119)
F Microphone (10)
B ASSIGN 7/EXPANDED FOCUS
button (45)
G Accessory shoe
C Accessory shoe mount
I TC LINK IN/OUT jack (43)
D Microphone fixing clamper (10)
J Zoom lever (26)
H TC LINK switch (43)
E Microphone holder (10)
To mount the accessory shoe
Mount the accessory shoe on the accessory
shoe mount as illustrated.
Accessory shoe plate
Accessory shoe
plate and remove it from the accessory
shoe.
2 Place the accessory shoe as its
protrusions matches recesses of the
accessory shoe mount, then fix it to the
mount with four screws.
3 Insert the accessory shoe plate in the
direction of the arrow on the plate
surface until the end of the plate
engages the end of the shoe.
To remove the accessory shoe
Accessory shoe
Accessory shoe plate
1 Lift the edge of the accessory shoe plate
and pull it in the direction opposite to
that of the arrow on the accessory shoe
116
Remove the shoe plate in the same way as
step 1 of “To mount the accessory shoe.”
Loosen the 4 screws and remove the
accessory shoe from the accessory shoe
mount.
A Lens (10)
B Lens hood with lens cover (10)
* The ASSIGN 5/AE SHIFT button and the
ASSIGN 2 button have raised tactile dots for
your convenience in locating the button.
C Internal microphone (39)
D Front recording lamp (86)
The recording lamp flashes if the
remaining capacity of recording media
or battery is low.
E Remote sensor (87)
F ASSIGN 4/ZEBRA button (45)
G ASSIGN 5/AE SHIFT button* (45)
Quick Reference
H ASSIGN 6/VISUAL INDEX button
(45)
I CH1 (INT MIC/INPUT1) switch (39)
J AUTO/MAN (CH1) switch (40)
K AUDIO LEVEL(CH1) dial (40)
L AUDIO LEVEL(CH2) dial (40)
M AUTO/MAN (CH2) switch (40)
N CH2 (INT MIC/INPUT1/INPUT2)
switch (39)
O ASSIGN 1/2*/3 buttons (45)
P PUSH AUTO button (27)
Q FOCUS switch (27)
R ND filter (30)
Continued ,
117
Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
A VIDEO OUT jack/AUDIO OUT jacks
(54)
B COMPONENT OUT jack (54)
C HDMI OUT jack (54)
R Flash memory unit mount (20)
For attaching a flash memory unit (sold
separately).
Flash memory unit jack
D USB jack (88)
E SDI OUT jack (54)
F RELEASE lever (20)
G Handle zoom lever (26)
H Handle record button (21)
I INPUT2 jack (10)
J INPUT1 jack (10)
K Cable holder (10)
Provided for securing a microphone
cable, etc.
L INPUT2 switch (39)
M INPUT1 switch (39)
N REMOTE jack
The REMOTE jack is used for
controlling playback, etc. on the video
device and peripherals connected to it.
O Grip belt (14)
P POWER switch (14)
Q Record button (21)
118
Flash memory unit jack cover
S GPS switch (41) (HXR-NX5E/NX5P)
When it is set to ON, the camcorder
acquires the GPS information (location
and time of recording) and records with
images.
A Hook for shoulder strap
To attach a shoulder strap
B Focus ring (27)
Attach a shoulder strap (sold separately) to
the hooks for a shoulder strap.
C Lens cover lever (10)
D Zoom ring (26)
E Iris ring (28)
F GAIN button (29)
G WHT BAL button* (30)
H SHUTTER SPEED button (29)
I AUTO/MANUAL switch (28)
Quick Reference
J i (headphones) jack
For stereo mini-jack headphones
K BATT RELEASE button (12)
L Battery pack (12)
M Memory card B slot/select button/access
lamp (19)
N Memory card A slot/select button/
access lamp (19)
O
(One push) button (31)
P White balance memory switch (30)
Q Gain switch (29)
R IRIS button (28)
* WHT BAL button has a raised tactile dot for
your convenience in locating the button.
Continued ,
119
Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
A RESET button
If you press the RESET button, all
settings including the clock setting
(except the picture profile settings)
return to the default.
Q MENU button** (17, 67)
B VISUAL INDEX button (47)
T TC/U-BIT button
Switches between time code and user bit
to display on the LCD screen.
C Playback control buttons (PREV/
PLAY*/NEXT/STOP/PAUSE/SCAN/
SLOW) (47)
S VOLUME buttons* (47)
U MODE button (57)
D DATA CODE button (51)
V V/v/B/b/EXEC buttons (67)
E DISPLAY button (51)
W MENU button* (17, 67)
F LCD screen/touch panel (15)
* PICTURE PROFILE button, VOLUME+
button, MENU button, and PLAY button have
raised tactile dots for your convenience in
locating the buttons.
**MENU button has a raised tactile bar for your
convenience in locating the button.
G Handle zoom switch (26)
H Viewfinder (16)
I Large eyecup (16)
J Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (16)
K Viewfinder release lever (111)
L HEADPHONE MONITOR switch (41)
M Rear recording lamp (86)
The recording lamp flashes if the
remaining capacity of recording media
or battery is low.
N STATUS CHECK button (52)
O PICTURE PROFILE button* (32)
P MODE button (57)
120
R SEL/PUSH EXEC dial/B/b buttons (17,
67)
Wireless Remote Commander
Remove the insulation sheet before using
the Wireless Remote Commander.
Insulation sheet
• Point the remote sensor away from strong light
sources such as direct sunlight or overhead
lighting. Otherwise, the Wireless Remote
Commander may not function properly.
• When you are operating with the Wireless
Remote Commander supplied with your
camcorder, your video device may also operate.
In that case, select a commander mode other
than DVD2 for your video device, or cover the
sensor of your video device with black paper.
To change the battery of the Wireless
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
Wireless Remote Commander until it
clicks.
Tab
A DATA CODE button (51)
B TC RESET button (43)
D . > (PREV/NEXT) buttons (47)
E PLAY button (47)
F STOP button (47)
G DISPLAY button (51)
H Transmitter
I START/STOP button (21)
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in
fire.
• When the lithium battery becomes weak, the
operating distance of the Wireless Remote
Commander may shorten, or the Wireless
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.
Quick Reference
C SCAN/SLOW buttons (47)
WARNING
J Power zoom buttons (26)
K PAUSE button (47)
L MODE button (57)
M b/B/v/V/ENTER buttons
b Notes
• Aim the Wireless Remote Commander towards
the remote sensor to operate your camcorder.
121
Screen indicators
Indicator
Center
Meaning
Upper right
Upper left
LCD backlight off (15)
WHITE FADER
BLACK FADER
Fader (75)
Bottom
Indicator
Meaning
PEAKING (81)
Bottom
ZEBRA (81)
Upper left
STEADYSHOT (73)
Indicator
Meaning
D.EXTENDER (75)
t 60min
Remaining battery
x.v.Color (75)
/
SET (24), REC
FORMAT (25)
Manual focus (27)
9
FOCUS MACRO (74)
WIDE REC (77)
GPS triangulating status
(41)
~
Picture profile (32)
BACK LIGHT (73)
.
SPOTLIGHT(73)
ND filter (30)
HYPER GAIN (71)
Iris (28)
Center
Indicator
Meaning
Recording media
9dB
Gain (29)
50
Shutter speed (29)
Manual volume control
(40)
Relay recording (22)
STBY REC
Recording status (21)
E
Warning (99)
N
Playback indicator (47)
AE SHIFT (72)
Auto setting (82)
n
B
Upper right
A
White balance (30)
Indicator
Meaning
z Tips
0min
Estimated remaining
recording time
• Indicators may look different or appear at
different positions.
• Some indicators may not appear, depending on
your camcorder model.
Recording/playback
media
122
AUDIO FORMAT
(78)
00:00:00:00
Time code
(hour:minute:second:
frame)
TC IN
Time code input (44)
Data code during recording
The recording date, time and condition are
recorded automatically on the recording
media. They are not displayed while
recording. However, you can check them
by pressing the DATA CODE button
(p. 51).
Quick Reference
123
Index
A
C
Expanded focus ....................28
AC Adaptor/Charger ............12
CALIBRATION ................ 110
Access lamp..........................19
EXPANDED FOCUS TYPE
.............................................. 82
Accessory shoe ...................116
CAMERA DATA DISPLAY
....................................... 82, 94
Accessory shoe mount........116
CAMERA SET menu .......... 71
Accessory shoe plate ..........116
CENTER.............................. 81
F
ACTIVE STEADYSHOT ....73
CH1 (INT MIC/INPUT1)
switch ................................... 39
FADER...........................75, 94
AE RESPONSE....................73
Flash memory unit................ 20
AE SHIFT.......................72, 94
CH2 (INT MIC/INPUT1/
INPUT2) switch................... 39
AE SHIFT/ASSIGN 5 button
..............................................45
Channel setting .................... 39
FLICKER REDUCE ............ 73
Charge lamp ......................... 12
Focus ....................................27
Charging time ...................... 13
FOCUS DISPLAY ............... 83
CLOCK SET........................ 17
Focus infinity........................ 28
COLOR BAR................. 76, 94
FOCUS MACRO ................. 74
COLOR DEPTH .................. 36
Focus ring .............................27
COLOR LEVEL .................. 35
FOCUS switch......................27
COLOR MODE ................... 35
FREE RUN...........................85
AF ASSIST...........................74
AGC LIMIT .........................71
AREA SET .....................86, 94
ASPECT ...............................81
ASSIGN BUTTON ..............45
ASSIGN buttons...................45
ATW SENS ..........................72
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY
..............................................82
COLOR PHASE .................. 35
Connect
Flash memory unit jack ........ 20
G
AUDIO LEVEL (CH1/CH2)
dial ........................................40
Computer ...................... 88
Gain ......................................29
TV................................. 54
GAIN button.........................29
AUDIO LIMIT .....................78
Connecting cord................... 13
GAIN SET............................ 71
AUDIO MANUAL GAIN....79
COPY................................... 38
Gain switch...........................29
GAMMA .............................. 34
AUDIO SET menu ...............78
D
GPS....................................... 41
AUTO/MAN (CH1/CH2)
switch....................................40
DATA CODE button ........... 51
GPS TIME DISPLAY .......... 84
Date and time ............... 18, 123
Grip belt................................ 15
AUTO/MANUAL switch.....28
DATE REC .................... 86, 94
GUIDEFRAME....................82
AUTO IRIS LIMIT ..............73
B
DELETE .............................. 62
DETAIL ............................... 37
H
BACK LIGHT................73, 94
DISPLAY button ........... 15, 51
Handle record button ......21, 23
BATT RELEASE (battery
release) button ......................12
DISPLAY OUTPUT............ 84
HANDLE ZOOM................. 74
DISPLAY SET menu........... 81
Handle zoom ........................ 26
DIVIDE................................ 61
Handle zoom lever ............... 26
BEEP ....................................86
DOWN CONVERT TYPE
............................................. 77
Handle zoom switch .............26
BLACK FADER ..................75
D.EXTENDER .............. 75, 94
HD/SD SET.......................... 24
Battery ..................................12
Battery Info...........................52
BLACK GAMMA................34
124
EXPANDED FOCUS/ASSIGN
7 button................................. 45
BLACK LEVEL...................34
E
Button-type lithium battery
............................................121
EXPANDED FOCUS .......... 28
HD AUDIO FORMAT.........78
HEADPHONE OUT ............ 78
Headphones jack ................119
Holding the camcorder .........15
Hook for shoulder strap ......119
Lens .................................... 110
HYPER GAIN ......................71
Lens cover lever ................... 11
Lens hood with lens cover ... 10
I
LOCAL TIME...................... 84
Image database file ...............66
M
Indoor....................................31
MANAGE MEDIA .............. 65
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
............................................107
MANU WB TEMP .............. 31
INPUT1 ................................39
MEDIA FORMAT ............... 65
INPUT1 jack.........................10
Memory card .................. 2, 106
INPUT1 switch .....................39
Insert/Eject .................... 19
INPUT1 TRIM .....................79
Memory card slot ................. 19
INPUT1 WIND.....................79
“Memory Stick Duo” media
slot cover .............................. 19
INPUT2 jack.........................10
INPUT2 switch .....................39
INPUT2 TRIM .....................80
INPUT2 WIND.....................80
Insulation sheet ...................121
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media .................................. 107
LCD backlight ......................15
LCD BACKLIGHT LEVEL
........................................83, 94
LCD BRIGHT ......................83
PEAKING.......................81, 94
PHOTO CAPTURE..............60
PHOTO COPY .....................64
Picture profile .......................32
PICTURE PROFILE button
..............................................32
Playback ...............................47
PLAYLIST EDIT .................59
Power cord (mains lead) .......13
DISPLAY SET menu.... 81
POWER switch.....................14
MODE menu................. 57
Pre-installed rechargeable
battery .................................111
OTHERS menu ............. 86
REC/OUT SET menu ... 77
TC/UB SET menu......... 85
MENU button................. 17, 67
Menu items........................... 69
PROTECT ............................58
PUSH AUTO button.............27
Push auto focus.....................27
PUSH (lens hood release)
button ....................................10
MIC+48V ............................. 40
MINUS AGC ....................... 71
R
MODE button....................... 57
REC BUTTON SET .............23
MODE menu ........................ 57
REC CH SELECT switch.....39
Moisture condensation ....... 109
REC FORMAT.....................25
MOVIE DUB ....................... 63
REC LAMP[F] .....................86
N
REC LAMP[R].....................86
ND filter ............................... 30
REC SET ..............................77
NTSC ................................. 103
Record button .................21, 23
Quick Reference
Large eyecup.........................16
PAL.....................................103
CAMERA SET menu ... 71
IRIS button ...........................28
LANGUAGE ........................86
P
PLAYLIST ...........................59
IRIS.......................................28
L
Outside power source ...........13
AUDIO SET menu........ 78
Internal microphone..............79
KNEE....................................35
OUTPUT SELECT...............77
Menu .................................... 67
INT MIC WIND ...................79
K
OTHERS menu.....................86
Outdoor.................................31
“Memory Stick” media
........................................ 2, 107
INT MIC SET .......................79
IRIS RING ROTATE ...........72
OPERATION TIME.............87
MARKER....................... 81, 94
INT MIC SENS ....................79
Iris ring .................................28
One push button....................31
OUTDOOR...........................31
INDOOR...............................31
INPUT2 ................................39
O
REC RUN .............................85
LCD COLOR........................83
Recording .............................21
LCD screen ...........................15
Recording format..................25
Continued ,
125
Index (Continued)
Recording image quality ......24
Recording lamp ....................21
REC/OUT SET menu ...........77
Relay recording ....................22
REMAINING .......................84
REMOTE CONTROL..........87
Remote sensor ....................117
REPAIR IMAGE DB FILE
..............................................66
RESET............................38, 43
RESET button.....................120
S
SAFETY ZONE ...................81
Screen indicators ................122
SD WIDE REC.....................77
SDI/HDMI/COMPONENT
..............................................77
T
TC MAKE............................ 85
TC PRESET................... 43, 94
TC RUN............................... 85
TC/UB SET menu................ 85
TC/U-BIT button ............... 120
Telephoto ............................. 26
TONE................................... 76
Trademark.......................... 114
Transmitter......................... 121
Triangulating information.... 41
Troubleshooting ................... 90
WB OUTDOOR LEVEL ..... 72
WB PRESET ........................ 72
WB SHIFT ...........................36
WB TEMP SET....................72
White balance ....................... 30
White balance memory switch
.............................................. 31
WHITE FADER ................... 75
WHT BAL button................. 30
Wide angle............................ 26
Wireless Remote Commander
............................................121
TV ........................................ 54
TV color systems ............... 103
U
UB PRESET ........................ 43
X
XLR AGC LINK ..................79
XLR SET.............................. 79
x.v.Color.........................75, 94
SD-SDI SET .........................78
UB TIME REC .............. 85, 94
Self-diagnosis display...........99
USB SELECT ...................... 89
Z
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial ...17, 67
Using the menu .............. 57, 67
ZEBRA...........................81, 94
Shoulder strap.....................119
Using your camcorder abroad
........................................... 103
ZEBRA/ASSIGN 4 button ... 45
SHUTTER DISPLAY ..........83
Shutter speed ........................29
UTC TIME........................... 84
SHUTTER SPEED button
..............................................29
V
Simultaneous recording ........23
VF BACKLIGHT .......... 83, 94
SKINTONE DETAIL...........38
VF COLOR.......................... 84
SMOOTH GAIN ..................71
VF POWERMODE.............. 84
SMOOTH SLOW REC ........42
VIDEO OUT........................ 77
SMOOTH WB......................72
Viewfinder ........................... 16
Specifications .....................112
Viewfinder lens adjustment
lever ..................................... 16
SPEED ZOOM .....................74
SPOTLIGHT ..................73, 94
Status check ..........................52
Viewfinder release lever .... 111
VISUAL INDEX button ...... 47
STATUS CHECK button .....52
VISUAL INDEX/ASSIGN 6
button ................................... 45
STEADYSHOT....................73
Volume................................. 49
Still image.............................60
VOLUME buttons................ 49
SUMMERTIME.............86, 94
W
Warning indicators............... 99
126
Warning messages..............100
Zoom ....................................26
ZOOM DISPLAY ................ 82
Zoom lever ...........................26
Zoom ring .............................26
ZOOM switch....................... 26
Quick Reference
127
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