Operating instructions | Canon PC800S Camcorder User Manual

3-087-936-13(1)
Computer
Applications Guide
Digital Video Camera Recorder
© 2004 Sony Corporation
Read this first
• For camera operations, read the separate
Camera Operations Guide supplied with
your camcorder.
The supplied CD-ROM includes the following
software.
For Windows computer : Picture Package
For Macintosh computer : ImageMixer VCD2
System requirement
For Windows users
When viewing pictures recorded on a
tape on a computer
• OS: Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows
2000 Professional, Windows Millennium
Edition, Windows XP Home Edition or
Windows XP Professional
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS has
been upgraded.
You cannot hear sound if your computer is
running Windows 98. You can only transfer
and view still images.
• CPU: Intel Pentium III 500 MHz or faster
(800 MHz or faster recommended)
• Application: DirectX 9.0b or later (This
product is based on DirectX technology. It is
necessary to have DirectX installed.)
Windows Media Player 7.0 or later
Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or later
• Sound system: 16 bit stereo sound card and
stereo speakers
• Memory: 64 MB or more
• Hard disk:
Available memory required for installation:
200 MB or more
Available free hard disk space recommended:
6 GB or more (depending on the size of the
image files edited)
• Display: 4 MB VRAM video card, Minimum
800 × 600 dots, High color (16 bit color,
65 000 colors), DirectDraw display driver
capability (this product will not operate
correctly at 800 × 600 dots or less, and 256
colors or less.)
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• Others: USB port (this must be provided as
standard), DV Interface (IEEE1394, i.LINK)
(to connect via an i.LINK cable), disc drive
(You need a CD-R drive to create a Video CD.
For the compatible drive, visit the following
URL:http://www.ppackage.com/)
When playing pictures recorded on a
“Memory Stick” on a computer (only the
models with a Memory Stick slot)
• OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE,
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home
Edition or Windows XP Professional
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS has
been upgraded.
• CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
• Application: Windows Media Player (this
must be installed to play back movies.)
• Others: USB port (this must be provided as
standard), disc drive
For Macintosh users
b Note
• When you connect your camcorder to a Macintosh
computer using a USB cable, you cannot copy
pictures recorded on a tape to the computer. To copy
pictures, connect your camcorder to the computer
with an i.LINK cable and use the standard software
in the OS.
When using ImageMixer VCD2
• OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later)
Standard installation is required.
• Application: QuickTime 4.0 or later (this
must be installed to play back movies.)
• Others: USB port (this must be provided as
standard), DV Interface (IEEE1394, i.LINK)
(to connect via an i.LINK cable), disc drive
When only copying pictures recorded
on a “Memory Stick” on a computer
(only the models with a Memory Stick
slot)
• OS: Mac OS 9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v 10.0/v
10.1/v 10.2/v 10.3)
• Applications: QuickTime 3.0 or later (this
must be installed to play back movies.)
• Others: USB port (this must be provided as
standard), disc drive
About this manual
• The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
To record on a tape : CAMERA-TAPE or
CAMERA
To play : PLAY/EDIT, PLAYER or VCR
CAMERA-TAPE and PLAY/EDIT are used
in this manual. Refer to the separate Camera
Operations Guide supplied with your
camcorder for details.
• The screens shown in this manual are from a
Windows XP computer. The screens may vary
depending on the OS.
• Roxio is a registered trademark of Roxio, Inc.
• Toast is a trademark of Roxio, Inc.
• Macromedia and Macromedia Flash Player
are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and / or
other countries.
• Pentium is a trademark or registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
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.
On copyrights
Music works, sound recording or other third
party musical contents you may acquire from
CDs, the Internet or other sources (the “Music
Contents”) are the copyrighted work of the
respective owners thereof and are protected by
copyright laws and other applicable laws of
each country/region. Except to the extent
expressly permitted by applicable laws, you are
not permitted to use (including, without
limitation, copying, modifying, reproducing,
uploading, transmitting or placing to the
external network accessible to the public,
transferring, distributing, lending, licensing,
selling and publishing) any of the Music
Contents without obtaining authorization or
approval of the respective owners thereof.
License of Picture Package by Sony
Corporation would not be construed as
conferring to you by implication, estoppel or
otherwise any license or right to use the Music
Contents.
On trademarks
• Picture Package is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick” and
are registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, iMac, Mac OS, iBook and Power
Mac are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
• QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Read this first ............................................................................................. 2
Connecting to a Windows computer
Introduction to editing pictures on a computer ........................................... 6
Features ...................................................................................................................... 6
Overview of the preparation ........................................................................................ 7
Step 1: Installing the software on a computer ............................................ 8
Step 2: Connecting your camcorder to a computer.................................. 10
Using the USB cable (supplied) when viewing pictures on a tape ............................ 11
Using the USB cable (supplied) when copying pictures on a “Memory Stick” ........... 13
Using the i.LINK cable (optional) ............................................................................... 15
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
Copying, viewing and creating pictures.................................................... 17
Viewing video and pictures on your computer
– Picture Package Viewer ................................................................................... 17
Creating an original video
– Picture Package Auto Video ............................................................................ 18
Creating an original slide show
– Picture Package Auto Slide .............................................................................. 21
Saving the images on CD-R
– Picture Package CD Backup ............................................................................ 23
Creating a Video CD (Direct Access to Video CD Burn)
– Picture Package VCD Maker ........................................................................... 24
Copying images for MEMORY MIX to a “Memory Stick” (only the models
with a Memory Stick slot) .................................................................................... 26
Connecting to a Macintosh computer
Connecting your camcorder to a computer .............................................. 28
Copying pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick”
(only the models with a Memory Stick slot)......................................... 29
Installing software on a computer ............................................................ 29
Other functions
Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”)................................... 30
Connecting an analog VCR to the computer via your camcorder
— Digital convert function ................................................................... 33
4
Additional information
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................... 35
Index ........................................................................................................ 41
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Connecting to a Windows computer
Introduction to
editing pictures on a
computer
Features
When installing the Picture Package from the supplied CD-ROM, you can manage still images and
movies recorded on your camcorder as digital data on your computer along with several features.
Copying pictures from a “Memory Stick” automatically
You can easily transfer pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” just by connecting your camcorder to
the computer.
Creating your own original video
You can easily create original videos with added music and effects using pictures recorded on a tape
as materials. You can also create video CDs.
Creating your own slide show
You can select your favorites from pictures imported from a “Memory Stick” and easily create your
original slide show with added music and effects.
Saving the images on CD-R
You can save pictures copied onto a computer on a CD-R.
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Overview of the preparation
Follow the steps below to complete the preparation.
On your computer (for the first time only)
Step 1: Installing the software on a computer
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CD-ROM (supplied)
On your camcorder
Step 2: Connecting your camcorder to a computer
There are two ways to connect your camcorder to a computer.
• Connecting with a USB cable (supplied)
• Connecting with an i.LINK cable (optional)
See “Step 2: Connecting your camcorder to a computer” (p. 10) for details.
Now, start from Step1 !
* These illustrations are of models with a Handycam Station.
For models with a Handycam Station, place your camcorder on the Handycam Station, then connect the
Handycam Station to a computer. You cannot directly connect your camcorder to the computer.
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Step 1: Installing the
software on a
computer
You need to install the software to your
computer to have fun with your recorded still
images and movies. The installation is
required only for the first time. From the
second time on, you only need to connect
your camcorder and the computer.
3
Click [Install].
4
Select the language for installation,
then click [Next].
5
Click [Next].
6
Read [License Agreement], check [I
accept the terms of the license
For Windows 2000/Windows XP
Log on as Administrators for installation.
b Note
• Do not connect the USB cable (supplied) before
installing the software.
1
Turn on the computer.
Close down all applications running on the
computer before installing the software.
2
Place the supplied CD-ROM in the
disc drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
If the screen does not appear
1 Double-click [My Computer].
2 Double-click [PICTUREPACKAGE]
(Disc drive)*.
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary
depending on the computer.
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Connecting to a Windows computer
agreement] when you agree, then click
[Next].
8
Select where to save the software, then
click [Next].
Make sure [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now.] is checked, then click
[Finish].
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9
The computer turns off once, then starts up
again automatically (Restart). The short-cut
icons for [Picture Package Menu] and
[Picture Package Menu destination Folder]
appear on the desktop.
Click [Install] on the [Ready to Install
the Program] screen.
The installation starts.
When DirectX 9.0b or later is not
installed on the computer, follow the
steps below to install DirectX 9.0b.
1 Read [License Agreement], then click
[Next].
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2 Click [Next].
Step 2: Connecting
your camcorder to a
computer
About connection
3 Click [Finish].
There are two ways to connect your camcorder
to a computer:
– USB cable (supplied)
– i.LINK cable (optional)
Connecting with the USB cable
(supplied)
The computer restarts automatically, then a
short-cut icon for [Picture Package Menu]
appears on the desktop.
10Remove the CD-ROM from the disc
drive of your computer.
If you have any questions about Picture
Package
For details, refer to the operating instructions
supplied on the CD-ROM supplied with your
camcorder, or on-line help.
This method is good for copying pictures and
sound recorded on a tape to the computer,
copying files from a “Memory Stick” to a
computer, and copying files to a “Memory
Stick.”
• When connecting the camcorder to a computer
with a USB cable (supplied), the computer and
camcorder must be recognized beforehand.
Follow the steps below.
– Using the USB cable (supplied) when
viewing pictures on a tape (p. 11)
– Using the USB cable (supplied) when
copying pictures on a “Memory Stick”
(p. 13)
Connecting with an i.LINK cable
(optional)
• This method is good for copying pictures and
sound recorded on a tape.
Image data is transferred with more precision
than with a USB cable.
b Notes
• When you are using a USB cable or an i.LINK cable
to connect your camcorder to a computer, make sure
you insert the connector in the correct direction. If
you insert the connector forcibly, it may be
damaged, and causes a malfunction of your
camcorder.
• You cannot copy pictures from a “Memory Stick” to
a computer with an i.LINK cable.
• You cannot connect with an i.LINK cable when you
use Windows 98/Windows 98SE.
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Connecting to a Windows computer
pictures that your camcorder is seeing on the
computer - USB Streaming.
Using the USB cable (supplied)
when viewing pictures on a tape
3
Before following the procedures below, make
sure you have installed Picture Package on your
computer (p. 8).
Set [USB STREAM] in the menu
settings of your camcorder to on.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
4
Connect the USB cable (supplied) to
the USB jack on the camcorder.
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to USB jack
USB cable
(supplied)
Fully insert.
The location of the USB jack varies
depending on the model. Refer to the
separate Camera Operations Guide
supplied with your camcorder for the
location.
For the model that is supplied with the
Handycam Station, connect the USB cable
to the USB jack on the Handycam Station,
then set the USB ON/OFF switch to ON.
to USB jack
b Notes
• Do not connect your camcorder to the computer
at this point.
• The computer may not recognize the camcorder
if you connect them with the USB cable (supplied)
before turning on your camcorder.
1
Turn on the computer.
Close down all applications running on the
computer.
For Windows 2000/Windows XP
Log on as Administrators.
2
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch to select the PLAY/EDIT mode.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source.
The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
5
Connect the other end of the USB cable
to the USB jack on your computer.
It may take some time for the computer to
recognize the camcorder when you connect
the USB cable for the first time.
Then [USB Streaming Tool] starts up.
If [Found New Hardware Wizard] appears,
click [Continue Anyway] and complete the
installation.
For Windows 2000/Windows XP
When the dialogue box prompting you to
confirm the digital signature appears, select
[Yes] if you use Windows 2000 or select
[Continue Anyway] if you use Windows
XP.
z Tip
• Slide the POWER switch to select the
CAMERA-TAPE mode, and you can view
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adjusting the slider in the (-) direction
makes the image quality lower.
z Tip
• You can confirm there is no problem even if
you select [Yes] or [Continue Anyway]
depending on the OS.
6
Click
(Playback).
Make sure that the movie recorded on a tape
is played back.
7
b Note
• When you adjust the image quality, the picture
and the sound break off for a moment.
Make sure you hear the sound, then
click [Next].
z Tip
• If the movie is not smooth, adjust the slider in
the (-) direction.
9
Adjust the brightness, then click
[Next].
Adjusting the slider in the (+) direction
makes the picture brighter, and adjusting
the slider in the (-) direction makes the
picture darker.
b Note
• When you cannot hear the sound, select another
device.
8
Adjust the image quality, then click
[Next].
Adjusting the slider in the (+) direction
makes the image quality higher and
10Click [Done].
[Picture Package Menu] starts up.
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The settings from steps 7 to 9 are saved.
From the second time on, [USB Streaming
Tool] does not start up.
z Tip
• To adjust the image quality and brightness when
connecting your camcorder to the computer after the
second time, select [Start], [Programs] ([All
Programs] for Windows XP), [Picture Package],
[Handycam Tools], and [USB Streaming Tool], then
start up [USB Streaming Tool].
When you connect your camcorder and the
computer, [Picture Package Menu] starts up,
then pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” are
automatically copied to the computer. Before
following the procedures below, make sure you
have installed Picture Package on your
computer (p. 8).
If your computer has a Memory Stick
slot
Insert a “Memory Stick” on which pictures are
recorded into the Memory Stick slot on your
computer. [Picture Package Viewer] starts up
after pictures are automatically copied. You can
skip the following steps. To check where the
images are stored on a “Memory Stick,” see
page 14.
1
Turn on the computer.
Close down all applications running on the
computer.
For Windows 2000/Windows XP
Log on as Administrators.
2
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your
camcorder.
3
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch to select the PLAY/EDIT mode.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source. The name of the power switch on
the camcorder varies depending on the
model.
4
Set [STD-USB] in the menu settings of
your camcorder to on.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
5
Connect the USB cable (supplied) to
the USB jack on the camcorder.
The location of the USB jack varies
depending on the model. Refer to the
separate Camera Operations Guide
supplied with your camcorder for the
location.
For the model that is supplied with the
Handycam Station, connect the USB cable
to the USB jack on the Handycam Station,
then set the USB ON/OFF switch to ON.
to USB jack
USB cable
(supplied)
6
Connect the other end of the USB cable
to the USB jack on your computer.
[USB MODE] appears on the LCD screen
of your camcorder.
to USB jack
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Connecting to a Windows computer
Using the USB cable (supplied)
when copying pictures on a
“Memory Stick”
b Notes
• Do not connect your camcorder to the computer
at this point.
• The computer may not recognize the camcorder
if you connect them with the USB cable (supplied)
before turning on your camcorder.
It may take some time for the computer to
recognize the camcorder when you connect
the USB cable for the first time.
[Picture Package Menu] starts up, and
pictures in a “Memory Stick” are
automatically copied to the computer.
.
Documents] or [My Pictures] folder. Where
pictures are saved varies depending on the OS.
Pictures on a “Memory Stick”
The pictures are stored in the [Removable Disk]
or [Sony MemoryStick] folder displayed in [My
Computer].
After all the pictures are copied to the
computer, [Picture Package Viewer] starts
up.
A
For Windows XP
B
The automatic playback wizard starts up at the
default setting. Follow the steps below to
deactivate this setting. (From the second time
on, you can skip this procedure.)
1 Click [Settings] of [Picture Package
Menu].
2 Check [Do not automatically launch
Windows AutoPlay.] (Only when using
memory device under Windows XP).
3 Click [OK].
To change the Picture Package Menu
settings
Click [Copy automatically] t [Settings] to
change [Basic], [Copy], and [Delete].
Click [Restore defaults] to return to the default
setting.
To copy pictures to the computer
without using Picture Package Menu
Double-click the [Removable Disk] or [Sony
MemoryStick] icon displayed in [My
Computer]. Then, drag and drop a picture in the
folder onto the hard disk drive of your
computer.
On destination folders and file names
Pictures transferred to the computer
using Picture Package Menu
The pictures are copied to the [Date] folders in
the [Picture Package] created inside the [My
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C
A Folder containing image files recorded
using other camcorders without the
folder creation function (for playback
only)
B Folder containing image files recorded
with your camcorder
When no new folders have been created,
only [101MSDCF] is displayed.
C Folder containing movie data recorded
using other camcorders without the
folder creation function (for playback
only)
Folder
File
Meaning
101 MSDCF
(up to 999
MSDCF)
DSC0sss
s.JPG
Still image
file
MOV0sss Movie file
s.MPG
ssss stands for any number between 0001 to
9999.
To disconnect the USB cable
For Windows 2000/Windows Me/
Windows XP
If [USB MODE] appears on the LCD screen,
follow the procedure below to disconnect the
USB cable.
• If your computer has a USB keyboard and a
USB mouse as standard equipment, leave
them connected and connect the camcorder to
an available USB jack with the USB cable
(supplied).
1 Click the [Unplug or eject hardware]
icon on the task tray.
Click this icon.
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task tray
2 Click [Safely remove Sony Camcorder]
([Unplug or eject hardware] in Windows
2000/Windows Me).
Click here.
3 Click [OK] in Windows 2000/Windows
Me.
b Notes
• Operation is not guaranteed if you connect two or
more USB devices to the computer.
• Operation is not guaranteed if you connect the USB
cable to the USB jack on a keyboard or USB hub.
• Make sure to connect the cable to the USB jack on
the computer.
• Operation is not guaranteed on all the recommended
environments.
4 Disconnect the USB cable from the
camcorder and computer.
Using the i.LINK cable (optional)
If [USB MODE] does not appear on the LCD
screen, do only step 4 above.
For Windows 98/Windows 98SE
Do only step 4 above.
b Notes
• Do not disconnect the USB cable while the access
lamp is lit.
• Make sure to disconnect the USB cable (supplied)
before turning off your camcorder.
to i.LINK (IEEE1394)
connector
Recommended connection
Connect as shown in the following illustrations
to operate the camcorder correctly.
• Connect the camcorder to a computer via the
USB cable (supplied). Make sure no other
USB devices are connected to the computer.
i.LINK cable
(optional)
to
DV
Interface
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The location of the
DV Interface varies
depending on the model. Refer to the separate
Camera Operations Guide supplied with your
camcorder for the location.
For the model that is supplied with the
Handycam Station, connect the i.LINK cable to
the
DV Interface on the Handycam Station.
z Tip
• You can use other image editing software that can
read video signals to edit the recorded pictures. For
details on the operation of other software, refer to the
help files or the operating instructions of that
software.
To disconnect the i.LINK cable
Turn off the power of the camcorder and
disconnect the i.LINK cable from the
camcorder and computer.
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Managing pictures on a Windows computer
Copying, viewing and
creating pictures
This chapter describes how to use the
applications that are included in Picture
Package.
There are applications that appear on [Picture
Package Menu] and an application that starts up
from the [Start] menu of the computer.
If you double-click [Picture Package Menu]
icon on the desktop, [Picture Package Menu]
appears.
The following applications appear on [Picture
Package Menu].
Application that starts up from the
[Start] menu of the computer
MEMORY MIX Image Tool (p. 26)
You can copy images for MEMORY MIX to a
“Memory Stick.”
For details of MEMORY MIX functions, refer
to the separate Camera Operations Guide
supplied with your camcorder.
b Notes
• Before following the procedures below, make sure
you have installed Picture Package on your
computer (p. 8).
• For Windows 2000/Windows XP, log on as
Administrators.
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
Applications that appear on Picture
Package Menu
Picture Package VCD Maker (p. 24)
You can create a Video CD from pictures
recorded on a tape.
z Tip
• You can change the applications that appear on the
menu with the [Settings] screen.
Viewing video and pictures on
your computer
– Picture Package Viewer
Picture Package Viewer (p. 17)
You can view the pictures copied from your
camcorder by selecting from thumbnails. Still
images and movies are saved in folders by date.
Picture Package Auto Video (p. 18)
You can easily create original videos with
added music and effects using pictures recorded
on a tape.
Picture Package Auto Slide (p. 21)
You can select your favorites from pictures
imported from a “Memory Stick” and easily
create your original slide show with added
music and effects.
Pictures copied from your camcorder are saved
in folders by date.
You can view the pictures by selecting from
thumbnails.
1
Turn on the computer.
2
Double-click [Picture Package Menu]
icon on the desktop.
[Picture Package Menu] starts up.
3
Click [Viewing video and pictures on
PC].
Picture Package CD Backup (p. 23)
You can save pictures copied onto a computer to
a CD-R.
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[Picture Package Viewer] starts up, then the
pictures in the newest folder appears.
Folder functions
With [Picture Package Viewer], pictures copied
from your camcorder are saved in folders by
date. The folders are grouped by year. You can
select and view pictures from any folder or
memory device.
To add comments to a folder
Right-click on the desired folder and insert the
comments. You can also change the date of the
folder. If you change the date of a folder, the
folder sequence changes.
4
Double-click a picture you want to see.
The selected picture is displayed.
Creating an original video
– Picture Package Auto Video
Still image files
You can create original video that is edited
automatically to match the music and effects
you have selected.
The maximum length of your original movies
you can create on a computer is 10 minutes.
b Note
• You cannot save pictures from a tape directly onto
the hard disk drive of your computer.
You can print, expand, and rotate pictures
using the buttons at the top of the screen. If
you click
(Exif), the recording
conditions such as shutter speed, exposure,
aperture, etc. appear.
z Tip
• You can use an i.LINK cable for this function.
1
Turn on the computer.
Movie files
2
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/
EDIT mode.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source.
The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
3
You can play, stop, and pause movies using
the buttons at the top of the screen.
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Set [USB STREAM] in the menu
settings of your camcorder to on.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
z Tip
• This operation is not necessary when
connecting the camcorder to the computer via
an i.LINK cable (p. 15).
4
Search for the point on the tape where
you want to start copying.
5
Connect your camcorder to the
computer using a USB cable (supplied)
or i.LINK cable (optional) (p. 11, 15).
[Picture Package Menu] starts up
automatically.
8
Click [Automatic Video Producer].
Click [Effect settings], then select the
effect.
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
6
music on the application. Select music, then
click [OK].
.
[Picture Package Auto Video] starts up.
.
You can select one of the 5 effects. Select
an effect, then click [OK].
7
.
Click [Music settings], then select the
music
You can select music from music files in the
computer or music CDs other than sample
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9
Click [Output settings], then select
where to store the images.
music and effects. The remaining time
appears on the computer screen.
.
11Click [No] when you want to finish.
.
When you select [Video CD] for where to
store the images, place a new CD-R in the
disc drive. Select where to save images,
then click [OK].
.
To create another copy with the same
content, click [Yes], then place a new CDR in the disc drive.
b Note
• CD-RWs cannot be used.
10Click [Start].
The movie is automatically copied from
your camcorder and is edited with selected
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b Notes
• Any and all third party musical contents you may
acquire from CDs, the Internet or other sources are
the copyrighted work of the respective owners
thereof, and except to the extent protected by
applicable laws, you are not permitted to use any of
the third party musical contents. Please refer to “On
Copyrights” of “Read this first” above-mentioned
(p. 3) for further note on your use of such third party
musical contents.
• When you select a music file longer than 10 minutes,
the playback fades out automatically.
z Tips
• When the recorded time of the movie on the tape is
longer than the selected music file, the movie is
edited automatically according to the length of the
music file.
• If you want to rewind to the beginning of a tape and
copy, click [Options] and check [Rewind the tape to
the beginning, then capture].
• If you saved a created movie on the hard disk, you
can view it with [Picture Package Viewer].
• If you select CD-R for where to save, you can view
the created video as a video CD. For details on
playback of video CDs, see page 26.
5
Creating an original slide show
– Picture Package Auto Slide
Click the [View selected pictures] tab,
and make sure the desired pictures are
selected.
.
You can add music and effects to selected
pictures saved on your computer and
automatically create a slide show. You can
combine still images and movies in the slide
show.
The maximum length of your original slide
show you can create on a computer is 10
minutes.
Turn on the computer.
2
Double-click [Picture Package Menu]
icon on the desktop.
6
Click [Create slide show].
7
Click [Music settings], then select the
music.
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
1
[Picture Package Menu] starts up.
3
Click [Automatic Slide show
Producer].
[Picture Package Auto Slide] starts up.
4
Open the desired folder on the left side
of the screen, select pictures as
materials for slide show.
The selected picture is marked with
.
.
You can select music from music files in the
computer or music CDs other than the
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21
sample music on the application. Select
music, then click [OK].
9
.
8
Click [Effect settings], then select the
effect.
Click [Output settings], then select
where to store the images.
When you select [Video CD] for where to
store the images, place a new CD-R in the
disc drive. Select where to store the images,
then click [OK].
.
You can select one of the 5 effects. Select
an effect, then click [OK].
b Note
• CD-RWs cannot be used.
.
10Click [Start].
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Slide show creation starts. The remaining
time appears on the computer screen.
Saving the images on CD-R
– Picture Package CD Backup
.
You can save pictures copied on the computer,
as a backup, to a CD-R.
11Click [No] when you want to finish.
1
Turn on the computer.
2
Double-click [Picture Package Menu]
icon on the desktop.
.
3
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
[Picture Package Menu] starts up.
Click [Save the images on CD-R].
[Picture Package CD Backup] starts up.
4
To create another copy with the same
content, click [Yes], then place a new CDR in the disc drive.
Open the desired folder on the left side
of the screen, select pictures you want
to save.
The selected picture is marked with
.
.
b Notes
• Any and all third party musical contents you may
acquire from CDs, the Internet or other sources are
the copyrighted work of the respective owners
thereof, and except to the extent protected by
applicable laws, you are not permitted to use any of
the third party musical contents. Please refer to “On
Copyrights” of “Read this first” above-mentioned
(p. 3) for further note on your use of such third party
musical contents.
• When you select a music file longer than 10 minutes,
the playback fades out automatically.
z Tips
• If you saved a created slide show on the hard disk,
you can view it as a movie file with [Picture Package
Viewer].
• If you select CD-R for where to save, you can view
the created slide show as a video CD. For details
5
Click the [View selected pictures] tab,
and make sure the desired pictures are
selected.
.
on playback of video CDs, see page 26.
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6
To create another copy with the same
content, click [Yes], then place a new CDR in the disc drive.
Click [Write to CD-R].
.
Creating a Video CD (Direct
Access to Video CD Burn)
– Picture Package VCD Maker
Place a new CD-R in the disc drive.
b Note
• CD-RWs cannot be used.
7
Click [Start].
Saving to a CD-R starts. The remaining
time appears on the computer screen.
.
You can copy recorded movies on a tape to a
Video CD using a computer equipped with a
disc drive compatible with CD-Rs.
The following procedure describes how to
create a Video CD from a picture recorded on a
tape (maximum length of about one hour).
b Notes
• Some models are not compatible for this operation.
Regarding supported models, check to see if there is
a listing for the Burn VCD feature in the index of the
separate Camera Operations Guide.
• You can only use a USB cable for this operation.
You cannot use an i.LINK cable.
• You cannot save pictures from a tape directly onto
the hard disk drive of your computer.
1
Turn on the computer.
2
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/
EDIT mode.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source since it takes a few hours to create a
Video CD.
The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
8
Click [No] when you want to finish.
The disc tray comes out automatically.
3
.
Set [USB STREAM] in the menu
settings of your camcorder to on.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
4
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Insert a recorded cassette into your
camcorder.
5
CAPTURING: The picture recorded on
the tape is being copied to the computer.
CONVERTING: The picture is being
converted to the MPEG1 format.
WRITING: The picture is being written
onto the CD-R.
Connect your camcorder to a
computer via a USB cable (supplied)
(p. 11).
[Picture Package Menu] starts up
automatically.
b Notes
• The screen varies depending on the model.
• You cannot cancel the operation after
[Finalizing VCD.] is displayed on the LCD
screen of your camcorder.
b Note
• When you connect your camcorder to a
computer, make sure you insert the connector in
the correct direction. If you insert the connector
forcibly, it may be damaged, and causes a
malfunction of your camcorder.
9
For touch panel models,
select [BURN VCD] on
or
of your camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models,
press BURN DVD/VCD of your
camcorder, then select [VCD] on the
[SELECT DISC].
[Picture Package VCD Maker] starts up.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
7
Place a new CD-R in the disc drive of
the computer.
b Note
• CD-RWs cannot be used.
8
Follow the steps below to finish
creating a Video CD.
For touch panel models
Select [
END] or [NO] of your
camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models
Press BURN DVD/VCD of your
camcorder.
The disc tray comes out automatically.
.
0:00:00:00
BURN VCD
COMPLETED
Create another
copy?
Disctray opens.
YES
For touch panel models,
select [EXEC] of your camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models,
press the dial of your camcorder.
.
0:00:00:00
BURN VCD
START
CREATE VCD?
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
6
NO
To create another Video CD with the same
content, follow the on-screen instructions,
place a new CD-R in the disc drive, then
repeat steps 8 and 9.
b Note
• The screen varies depending on the model.
z Tip
• You can also operate steps 8 and 9 from your
computer.
EXEC
CANCEL
The status of the operation on your
computer is displayed on the LCD screen of
your camcorder.
b Notes
• The importing of the picture stops automatically,
when there is a blank portion of 10 seconds or longer
on the tape.
• Select a hard disk that has enough space (more than
about 6 GB) for the [Temporary folder] on the
[Options] screen.
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• Once you have created a Video CD, you cannot add
images to the same CD-R.
• There may be a few second-break about every 10
minutes on the created Video CD. This is due to the
AVI format used to create the Video CD, which
divides a picture every 10 minutes (about 4 GB) to
write it on a CD-R.
• The picture being written onto the CD-R does not
appear on the computer screen.
z Tip
• The importing of the picture stops automatically
when the tape is played to the end.
To play the Video CD
You can play back the Video CD in one of the
following devices. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with each player for
details.
– a DVD player compatible with Video CDs
– a computer equipped with a DVD drive and
software compatible with Video CDs
– a computer equipped with Windows Media
Player (You may not be able to play back the
Video CD depending on the computer
environment, including such factors as the
operating system or the hardware. The menu
functions of Windows Media Player do not
work.)
Copying images for MEMORY MIX
to a “Memory Stick” (only the
models with a Memory Stick slot)
You can copy images for the MEMORY MIX
function to a “Memory Stick.”
Refer to the separate Camera Operations Guide
supplied with your camcorder for details on the
MEMORY MIX function.
1
Turn on the computer.
2
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your
camcorder.
3
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/
EDIT mode.
The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
4
The following procedure describes how to play
back a Video CD using Windows Media Player.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model. For details, refer
to the separate Camera Operations Guide
supplied with your camcorder.
1 Place a Video CD in the disc drive of your
computer and start up Windows Media
Player.
For Windows XP
Click [Start], [All Programs],
[Accessories], [Entertainment], then
[Windows Media Player].
For other operating systems
Click [Start], [Programs], [Accessories],
[Entertainment], then [Windows Media
Player].
2 Open [My Computer], [CD-R], then
[MPEGAV]. Then, drag and drop the
movie file [sss*.DAT] onto the
Windows Media Player screen.
* sss indicates the actual file name.
Set [STD-USB] in the menu settings of
your camcorder to on.
5
Connect your camcorder to the
computer via the USB cable (supplied)
(p. 12).
Click
if [Picture Package Menu] starts
up automatically.
6
Start up [MEMORY MIX Image
Tool].
For Windows XP
Click [Start], [All Programs], [Picture
Package], [Handycam Tools], then
[MEMORY MIX Image Tool].
For other operating systems
Click [Start], [Programs], [Picture
Package], [Handycam Tools], then
[MEMORY MIX Image Tool].
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Managing pictures on a Windows computer
7
Click [Copy].
.
Managing pictures on a Windows computer
After copying is finished, a new folder
appears.
Normally, a new folder is automatically
created with a number one higher than the
last created folder.
b Note
• You cannot copy pictures when all folders from
100 to 999 are used.
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Connecting to a Macintosh computer
Connecting your
camcorder to a
computer
b Note
• The computer may not recognize the camcorder
if you connect them with the USB cable (supplied)
before turning on your camcorder.
5
Connect the other end of the USB cable
to the USB jack on your computer.
[USB MODE] appears on the LCD screen
of your camcorder, and a “Memory Stick”
icon appears on the desktop.
To disconnect the USB cable/ To turn off
the camcorder/To eject the “Memory
Stick”
1 Quit all applications running on the
computer.
1
2
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your
camcorder.
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/
EDIT mode.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source.
The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
3
Set [STD-USB] in the menu settings of
your camcorder to on.
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
4
Connect the USB cable (supplied) to
the USB jack on your camcorder.
The location of the USB jack varies
depending on the model. Refer to the
separate Camera Operations Guide
supplied with your camcorder for the
location.
For the model that is supplied with the
Handycam Station, connect the USB cable
to the USB jack on the Handycam Station,
then set the USB ON/OFF switch to ON.
b Note
• When you connect your camcorder to a
computer, make sure you insert the connector in
the correct direction. If you insert the connector
forcibly, it may be damaged, and causes a
malfunction of your camcorder.
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Connecting to a Macintosh computer
2 Drag and drop the “Memory Stick” or
drive icon on the desktop onto the
[Trash] icon.
3 Disconnect the USB cable from the
camcorder and computer.
b Notes
• Make sure to disconnect the USB cable (supplied)
before turning off your camcorder.
• If you are using Mac OS X, turn off the computer
before disconnecting the USB cable and ejecting the
“Memory Stick”.
Copying pictures
recorded on a
“Memory Stick”
(only the models with
a Memory Stick slot)
Double-click the “Memory Stick” icon.
Then, drag and drop the desired picture
file onto the hard disk icon.
You need QuickTime 3.0 or a later version
installed on your computer.
The picture or sound may break up when you
directly play back a picture saved on a “Memory
Stick.” Make sure to copy the picture file to the
hard disk before playing.
b Notes
• For details on the “Memory Stick” that you can use
with the camcorder, refer to the separate Camera
Operations Guide supplied with your camcorder.
• If you would like to copy pictures recorded on a tape,
copy the pictures to a “Memory Stick” on your
camcorder first.
When installing the ImageMixer VCD2 from
the supplied CD-ROM, you can create video
CDs using still images and movies recorded on
your computer as materials.
An image file compatible with Video CD
creation in Roxio’s Toast will be created. A
Video CD can be created by writing the image
file to disk in the Toast.
b Note
• You cannot copy pictures recorded on a tape into
your computer using ImageMixer VCD2. To copy
images, connect your camcorder to the computer
with an i.LINK cable and use the standard software
in the OS.
1
Connecting to a Macintosh computer
To play back movies
Installing software on
a computer
Start up the computer
Close down all applications running on the
computer before installing the software
2
Place the supplied CD-ROM in the
disc drive of your computer
3
Double-click CD-ROM icon.
4
Copy [IMXINST.SIT] in the [MAC]
folder to a folder of your choice.
5
Double-click [IMXINST.SIT] in the
folder it was copied to.
6
Double-click the unzipped
[ImageMixerVCD2_Install].
7
When the user acceptance screen is
displayed, enter your name and
password.
The installation of the software starts.
For details on ImageMixer VCD2, refer to the
software’s on-line help.
Connecting to a Macintosh computer
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Other functions
Creating a DVD
(Direct Access to
“Click to DVD”)
to i.LINK (IEEE1394)
connector
i.LINK cable
(optional)
to
DV
Interface
b Notes
• Some models are not compatible for this operation.
Regarding supported models, check to see if there is
a listing for the Burn DVD feature in the index of the
Camera Operations Guide.
• You can only use an i.LINK cable for this operation.
You cannot use a USB cable.
You can create DVDs when you connect your
camcorder to a Sony VAIO series computer*
that supports “Click to DVD” via an i.LINK
cable (optional). The picture is automatically
copied and written to a DVD.
The following procedures describe how to
create a DVD from a picture recorded on a tape.
For system and operation requirements, visit the
following URL:
* Note that you need a Sony VAIO computer
equipped with a DVD drive that can be used to
write DVDs. You also need the computer with
“Click to DVD Ver.1.2” (Sony original software) or
later installed.
– Europe
http://www.vaio-link.com/
– USA
http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/
dvimag/
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Other functions
– Asia Pacific Regional
http://www.css.ap.sony.com/
– Korea
http://scs.sony.co.kr/
– Taiwan
http://vaio-online.sony.com/tw/vaio/
– China
http://www.sonystyle.com.cn/vaio/
– Thailand
http://www.sony.co.th/vaio/index.html
– Latin America
http://vaio-online.sony.com/
Using the Direct Access to “Click to
DVD” function for the first time
The Direct Access to “Click to DVD” function
enables you to copy pictures recorded on a tape
to a DVD easily if your camcorder is connected
to a computer. Before operating the Direct
Access to “Click to DVD” function, follow the
steps below to start “Click to DVD Automatic
Mode Launcher.”
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Click the start menu, then select [All
Programs].
3 Select [Click to DVD] from the programs
displayed, then click [Click to DVD
Automatic Mode Launcher].
[Click to DVD Automatic Mode Launcher]
starts up.
z Tips
• After you start up [Click to DVD Automatic Mode
Launcher] once, from then on it starts up
automatically when you turn on your computer.
• [Click to DVD Automatic Mode Launcher] is set up
for each Windows XP user.
1
Turn on the computer.
Quit all applications running with an
i.LINK.
2
Prepare the power source for your
camcorder, then slide the POWER
switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/
EDIT mode.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source since it takes a few hours to create a
DVD. The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
3
Insert a recorded cassette into your
camcorder.
4
Connect your camcorder to a
computer via an i.LINK cable
(optional). (p. 15)
The status of the operation on your
computer is displayed on the LCD screen of
your camcorder.
CAPTURING: The picture recorded on
the tape is being copied to the computer.
CONVERTING: The picture is being
converted to the MPEG2 format.
WRITING: The picture is being written
onto the DVD.
b Note
• The screen varies depending on the model.
b Note
• When you connect your camcorder to a
computer, make sure you insert the connector in
the correct direction. If you insert the connector
forcibly, it may be damaged, and causes a
malfunction of your camcorder.
5
“Click to DVD” starts up and the on-screen
instructions appear on your computer.
The procedure of the menu setting varies
depending on the model.
6
Place a writable DVD in the disc drive
of the computer.
7
For touch panel models,
select [EXEC] on your camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models,
press the dial on your camcorder.
0:00:00:00
BURN DVD
START
CREATE DVD?
EXEC
CANCEL
8
Other functions
For touch panel models,
select [BURN DVD] on
or
of your camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models,
press BURN DVD/VCD of your
camcorder, then select [DVD] on the
[SELECT DISC].
z Tip
• If you use a DVD-RW/+RW which has other
data stored on it, the message [This is a
recorded disc. Delete and overwrite?] appears
on the LCD screen of your camcorder. When
you select [EXEC], the existing data is erased
and new data is written.
Follow the steps below to finish
creating a DVD.
For touch panel models
Select [
END] or [NO] of your
camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models
Press BURN DVD/VCD of your
camcorder.
The disc tray comes out automatically.
0:00:00:00
BURN DVD
COMPLETED
Create another
copy?
Disctray opens.
YES
NO
To create another DVD with the same
content, follow the on-screen instructions,
then repeat steps 7 and 8. The disc tray
comes out and place a new writable DVD in
the disc drive.
b Note
• The screen varies depending on the model.
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31
To cancel the operation
For touch panel models
Select [CANCEL] on the LCD screen of your
camcorder.
For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models
Press BURN DVD/VCD of your camcorder.
b Notes
• You cannot cancel the operation after [Finalizing
DVD.] is displayed on the LCD screen of your
camcorder.
• Do not disconnect the i.LINK cable or set the
POWER switch to another mode on your camcorder
until the picture is completely copied to the
computer.
• The DVD is created even if you disconnect the
i.LINK cable (optional) or turn off the power of your
camcorder while [WRITING] or [CONVERTING]
is displayed.
• When any of the following occurs, copying of the
picture is canceled. A DVD containing the data up to
the point the operation was canceled is created.
Refer to the help files of “Click to DVD Automatic
Mode Launcher” for details.
– When there is a blank portion of 10 seconds or
longer on the tape.
– When the data of the tape contains a date before
the recording date of the later images.
– When normal and wide size pictures are recorded
on the same tape.
• You cannot operate your camcorder in the following
situations:
– While playing back a tape
– While recording images onto a “Memory Stick”
– When “Click to DVD” is started up from the
computer
– When [A/V t DV OUT] in the menu settings of
your camcorder is set to on
• You may not be able to create a DVD from an 8mm
tape if it contains pictures recorded in a format other
than Digital 8 format.
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Other functions
Connecting an analog
VCR to the computer
via your camcorder
— Digital convert function
DV Interface
to i.LINK (IEEE1394)
connector
i.LINK cable (optional)
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
(White)
Other functions
A/V (audio/video)
jack
(Yellow)
S video
plug (Black)
(Red)
AUDIO/VIDEO
jacks
: Signal flow
VCR (analog)
b Notes
• Some models are not compatible for this operation.
Regarding supported models, check to see if there is
a listing for the Digital convert function in the index
of the Camera Operations Guide.
• The supplied A/V cable varies depending on the
model. Refer to the separate Camera Operations
Guide supplied with your camcorder with the
operations guide of the analog video unit
Before operation
Set [DISPLAY] in the menu settings to [LCD
PANEL] (the default setting).
1
Turn on the analog video unit.
2
Slide the POWER switch repeatedly to
select the PLAY/EDIT mode.
You can convert an analog signal output from
an analog device such as a VCR to a digital
signal and transfer it to a digital device, such as
a computer, via your camcorder.
Software that can capture video signals must be
installed on the computer.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source.
The name of the power switch on the
camcorder varies depending on the model.
3
Set [A/VtDV OUT] in the menu
settings of your camcorder to on.
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Other functions
33
The procedure of the menu settings varies
depending on the model.
4
Start playback on the analog video
unit.
5
Start capturing procedures on your
computer. Regarding operation, refer
to the operating instructions supplied
with the software or on-line help.
After capturing images and sound
Stop capturing procedures on your computer,
and stop playback on the analog video unit.
b Notes
• The bundled software Picture Package or
ImageMixer VCD2 do not support the digital
convert function.
• You may not be able to output the pictures correctly
depending on the condition of the analog video
signal input to your camcorder.
• You cannot transfer pictures with copyright
protection signals to a computer.
• You can use a USB cable instead of an i.LINK cable
(optional) to transfer pictures to a computer. Note,
however, that the picture displayed may lack the
smoothness.
• The location of the USB jack and the shape of the
cable vary depending on the model. For details, refer
to the separate Camera Operations Guide supplied
with your camcorder.
• When you are using a USB cable or an i.LINK cable
to connect your camcorder to a computer, make sure
you insert the connector in the correct direction. If
you insert the connector forcibly, it may be
damaged, and causes a malfunction of your
camcorder.
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Other functions
Additional information
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
The computer does not recognize cDisconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, then
your camcorder.
connect it again firmly.
cFor the model that is supplied with the Handycam Station, set
the USB ON/OFF switch to ON.
cFor the model that is supplied with the Handycam Station,
connect the Handycam Station to the camcorder firmly.
cDisconnect the USB device other than the keyboard, the mouse,
and the camcorder from the computer.
cDisconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart
the computer, then connect them again correctly (p. 11, 13, 28).
You cannot view the pictures the cDisconnect the cable from the computer, turn on the camcorder,
camcorder is seeing on the
then connect it again.
computer.
cSlide the POWER switch repeatedly to select the CAMERATAPE mode, set [USB STREAM] in the menu settings of your
camcorder to on.
cDisconnect the cable from the computer, turn on the camcorder,
then connect it again.
cSlide the POWER switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/EDIT
mode, set [USB STREAM] in the menu settings of your
camcorder to on.
You cannot view the pictures
recorded on a tape on the
Macintosh computer. (only the
models with a Memory Stick
slot)
cTo copy pictures recorded on a tape to your Macintosh
computer, copy the pictures to a “Memory Stick” in your
camcorder first, then copy the pictures recorded on the
“Memory Stick” to your computer.
You cannot view the pictures
recorded on a “Memory Stick”
on the computer. (only the
models with a Memory Stick
slot)
cInsert the “Memory Stick” firmly.
cYou cannot use an i.LINK cable. Connect the camcorder and the
computer using the USB cable.
cSlide the POWER switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/EDIT
mode, set [STD-USB] in the menu settings of your camcorder to
on.
• The computer does not recognize the “Memory Stick” during
camcorder operation such as tape playback or editing.
cFinish camcorder operation before connecting the camcorder
to the computer.
Additional information
You cannot view the pictures
recorded on a tape on the
computer.
,continued
Additional information
35
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
The image does not appear on
[USB Streaming Tool] when
using the USB cable.
cThe USB driver has been registered incorrectly as the computer
was connected to your camcorder before the installation of the
USB driver was completed. Follow the procedure below to
install the [Picture Package] correctly.
For Windows 98*/Windows 98SE/Windows Me
* When copying or playing the pictures on a tape using a computer, the
operation is not guaranteed on Windows 98.
1 Check that your camcorder is connected to a computer.
2 Right-click [My Computer], then click [Properties].
The [System Properties] screen appears.
3 Click the [Device Manager] tab.
4 If devices below are already installed, right-click them,
then click [Remove] to delete them.
For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a
tape
• [USB Audio Device] in the [Sound, video and game
controllers] folder
• [USB Device] in the [Other devices] folder
• [USB Composite Device] in the [Universal Serial Bus
Controller] folder
For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a
“Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory
Stick slot)
• [? Sony Handycam] or [? Sony DSC] with a “?” mark in the
[Other devices] folder
5 When the [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears,
click [OK].
6 Turn off the power of your camcorder, disconnect the
USB cable, then restart the computer.
7 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your
computer.
8 Follow the steps below and try to install the USB driver
again.
1 Double-click [My Computer].
2 Right-click [PICTUREPACKAGE] (Disc drive)*.
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.
3 Click [Open].
4 Double-click [Driver].
5 Double-click [Setup.exe].
b Note
• Deleting anything other than [USB Audio Device], [USB Device], [USB
Composite Device], [? Sony Handycam] and [? Sony DSC] may cause
malfunction of your computer.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
The image does not appear on
For Windows 2000
[USB Streaming Tool] when
Log on as Administrators.
using the USB cable. (Continued 1 Check that your camcorder is connected to a computer.
from the previous page)
2 Right-click [My Computer], then click [Properties].
The [System Properties] screen appears.
3
4
5
6
Click the [Hardware] tab.
Click [Device Manager].
Click [View], then click [Devices by type].
If devices below are already installed, right-click them,
then click [Uninstall] to delete them.
For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a
tape
• [USB Composite Device] in the [Universal Serial Bus
Controller] folder
• [USB Audio Device] in the [Sound, video and game
controller] folder
• [Composite USB Device] in the [Other devices] folder
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For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a
“Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory
Stick slot)
• [? Sony Handycam] or [? Sony DSC] with a “?” mark in the
[Other devices] folder
7 When the [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears,
click [OK].
8 Turn off the power of your camcorder, disconnect the
USB cable, then restart the computer.
9 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your
computer.
10 Follow the steps below and try to install the USB driver
again.
1 Double-click [My Computer].
2 Right-click [PICTUREPACKAGE] (Disc drive)*.
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.
3 Click [Open].
4 Double-click [Driver].
5 Double-click [Setup.exe].
b Note
• Deleting anything other than [USB Composite Device], [USB Audio
Device], [Composite USB Device], [? Sony Handycam] and [? Sony
DSC] may cause malfunction of your computer.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
The image does not appear on
For Windows XP
[USB Streaming Tool] when
Log on as Administrators.
using the USB cable. (Continued 1 Check that your camcorder is connected to a computer.
from the previous page)
2 Click [Start].
3 Right-click [My Computer], then click [Properties].
The [System Properties] screen appears.
4
5
6
7
Click the [Hardware] tab.
Click [Device Manager].
Click [View], then click [Devices by type].
If devices below are already installed, right-click them,
then click [Uninstall] to delete them.
For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a
tape
• [USB Composite Device] in the [Universal Serial Bus
Controller] folder
• [USB Audio Device] in the [Sound, video and game
controllers] folder
• [USB Device] in the [Other devices] folder
For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a
“Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory
Stick slot)
• [? Sony Handycam] or [? Sony DSC] with a “?” mark in the
[Other devices] folder
8 When the [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears,
click [OK].
9 Turn off the power of your camcorder, disconnect the
USB cable, then restart the computer.
10 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your
computer.
11 Follow the steps below and try to install the USB driver
again.
1 Double-click [My Computer].
2 Right-click [PICTUREPACKAGE] (Disc drive)*.
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.
3 Click [Open].
4 Double-click [Driver].
5 Double-click [Setup.exe].
b Note
• Deleting anything other than [USB Composite Device], [USB Audio
Device], [USB Device], [? Sony Handycam] and [? Sony DSC] may
cause malfunction of your computer.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
The “Memory Stick” icon
([Removable Disk] or [Sony
MemoryStick]) does not appear
on the computer screen. (only the
models with a Memory Stick
slot)
cSlide the POWER switch repeatedly to select the PLAY/EDIT
mode on your camcorder.
cInsert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
cDisconnect the USB device other than the keyboard, the mouse,
and the camcorder from the computer (p. 15).
cSet [STD-USB] in the menu settings of your camcorder to on.
• The computer does not recognize the “Memory Stick” during
camcorder operation such as tape playback or editing.
cFinish camcorder operation before connecting the camcorder
to the computer.
Picture Package does not
function correctly.
cClose Picture Package, then restart the computer.
An error message appears while
operating Picture Package.
cClose Picture Package first, then set the POWER switch on your
camcorder to another mode.
The CD-R drive is not
cFor the compatible drive, visit the following URL:
recognized or data cannot be
http://www.ppackage.com/
written on the CD-R in Picture
Package Auto Video, Auto Slide,
CD Backup or VCD Maker.
Additional information
You cannot copy pictures. (only cDisplay pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” with the
the models with a Memory Stick
following procedures.
slot)
1 Double-click [My Computer].
2 Double-click the icon for the newly recognized drive
[Removable Disk (F:)] (For Windows XP, [Sony Memory
Stick]).
It may take some time until the drive is recognized. If the
computer does not recognize it, the USB driver may be
installed incorrectly.
3 Double-click the desired image file.
z Tip
• Windows XP does not start up [Picture Package Menu] automatically at
the default setting even though [Sony MemoryStick] appears in [My
Computer]. To deactivate the setting, see “For Windows XP” in
“Using the USB cable (supplied) when copying pictures on a “Memory
Stick”” (p. 13).
An error message appears when cSet the computer display as follows:
you place the supplied CD-ROM
Windows: 800 × 600 dots or more, High Color (16 bits, 65 000
in your computer.
colors) or more
Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or more, 32 000 colors or more
[USB Streaming... This function cStart the operations for MEMORY MIX, recording or playing
is not available.] appears on the
back pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” after USB
screen of your camcorder.
Streaming is finished.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
[Cannot start Easy Handycam
cYou cannot start or cancel the Easy Handycam settings while the
with USB connected] or [Cannot
USB cable is connected. Disconnect the USB cable from your
cancel Easy Handycam with
camcorder first.
USB connected] appears on the
screen of your camcorder.
There is no sound when the
camcorder is connected to the
computer via a USB cable.
cChange the settings for your computer environment as described
in the following procedures:
1 Select [Start], [Programs]( [All Programs] for Windows
XP), [Picture Package], [Handycam Tools], and [USB
Streaming Tool] then, start up [USB Streaming Tool].
2 Select another device on the [Select audio device] screen.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions, click [Next] , then click
[Done].
b Note
• Sound is not supported on Windows 98.
The movie is not smooth.
cChange the settings as described in the following procedures:
1 Select [Start], [Programs]( [All Programs] for Windows
XP), [Picture Package], [Handycam Tools], and [USB
Streaming Tool], then start up [USB Streaming Tool].
2 Adjust the slider in the (-) direction on [Select video
quality].
3 Follow the on-screen instructions, click [Next] , then click
[Done].
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Index
A
Picture Package Auto Slide
.......................................21
Picture Package Auto Video
.......................................18
Picture Package CD Backup
AVI format...........................26
B
BURN DVD ........................31
BURN VCD .........................25
.......................................23
Picture Package VCD Maker
.......................................24
Picture Package Viewer ......17
S
C
CD-R ........... 20, 22, 23, 24, 25
CD-ROM ...............................8
CD-RW ............. 20, 22, 24, 25
Click to DVD .......................30
Copying pictures on a
“Memory Stick” .... 13, 29
D
T
Touch panel models ..... 25, 31
U
USB cable ......... 10, 11, 13, 15
USB STREAM ....... 11, 18, 24
USB Streaming ............. 11, 24
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Digital convert function ......33
Direct Access to “Click to
DVD” ............................30
Direct Access to Video CD
Burn ...............................24
DirectX 9.0b ..........................9
DV Interface ........... 15, 30, 33
DVD .....................................30
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models
................................ 25, 31
STD-USB ...................... 13, 26
W
Windows ..............................17
Windows Media Player ......26
Writable DVD .....................31
H
Handycam Station
................ 7, 11, 13, 16, 28
I
i.LINK cable
.............. 10, 15, 18, 30, 33
ImageMixer VCD2 .............29
Install ......................................8
M
Macintosh.............................28
MEMORY MIX ..................26
“Memory Stick” ..... 13, 26, 29
O
On-line help .................. 10, 29
P
Picture Package .............. 6, 17
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