Chamberlain 3240M 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener User Manual

3-867-703-13 (1)
DSR-PD100A/PD100AP
Digital
Camcorder
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record
the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. DSRModel No. ACSerial No.
Serial No.
TM
SERIES
DSR-PD100A/PD100AP
©1999 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER•SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
For the Customers in the U.S.A. and
CANADA
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries to
your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service
Center.
Note: In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries
in household or business trash may be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only).
For the SONY Factory Service Center nearest you call
416-499-SONY (Canada only).
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion
batteries.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
2
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
DSR-PD100A
Sony Electronics Inc.
1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ,
07656 USA
Telephone No.:
201-930-6970
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions.:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2)this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
DSR-PD100AP
Sony Electronics Inc.
1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ,
07656 USA
Telephone No.:
201-930-6970
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions.:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2)this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
For the Customers in Europe (DSRPD100AP)
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies
may influence the picture and sound of this digital
camcorder.
NOTICE ON THE SUPPLIED AC POWER
ADAPTOR FOR CUSTOMERS IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted to this
equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by ASTA or BSI
to BS 1362 (i.e., marked with 2 or @ mark) must
be used.
N50
For the Customers in CANADA
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Before you begin
This product with the CE marking complies with both
the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and Low Voltage
Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the
European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to
the following European standards:
• EN60065:Product Safety (supplied AC Adaptor only)
• EN55103-1:Electromagnetic Interference (Emission)
• EN55103-2:Electromagnetic Susceptibility (Immunity)
This product is intended for use in the following
Electromagnetic Environment(s):
E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3
(urban outdoors) and E4 (controlled EMC environment
ex. TV studio)
PC card adaptor and “Memory
Stick”
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Für Kunden in Deutschland
Entsorgunsgshinweis: Bitte werfen Sie nur entladene
Batterien in die Sammelboxen beim Handel oder den
Kommunen. Entladen sind Batterien in der Regel dann,
wenn das Gerät abschaltet und signalisiert “Batterie
leer” oder nach längerer Gebrauchsdauer der Batterien
“nicht mehr einwandfrei funktioniert”. Um
sicherzugehen, kleben Sie die Batteriepole z.B. mit
einem Klebestreifen ab oder geben Sie die Batterien
einzeln in einen Plastikbeutel.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug
without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse
cover, please contact your nearest Sony service
station.
Voor de klanten in Nederland
Bij dit product zijn batterijen
gelevered. Wanneer deze leeg zijn,
moet u ze niet weggooien maar
inleveren als KCA.
• IBM PC/AT is a registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation of the U.S.A.
• MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks
licensed to Microsoft Corporation, registered in the
U.S.A. and other countries.
• Macintosh is a trademark licensed to Apple
Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A. and other
countries.
• 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.
3
Table of contents
Before you begin
Using this manual .............................................. 5
Checking supplied accessories ........................ 7
Getting started
Installing and charging the battery pack ....... 8
Inserting a cassette ........................................... 12
Basic operations
Camera recording ............................................ 13
Attaching the lens hood ........................... 15
Using the zoom feature ............................ 15
Shooting with the LCD screen ................ 16
Letting the subject monitor the shot ....... 17
Self-timer recording .................................. 19
Hints for better shooting ................................ 20
Checking the recorded picture ...................... 22
Playing back a tape .......................................... 23
Searching for the end of the picture .............. 25
4
Advanced operations
Using alternative power sources ................... 26
Using the house current ........................... 27
Changing the mode settings .......................... 28
—for camera recording—
Photo recording ............................................... 33
Shooting with all the pixels – PROG. SCAN .. 35
Using the FADER function ............................. 36
Shooting with backlighting ............................ 38
Using the wide mode function ...................... 39
Enjoying picture effect .................................... 40
Recording with various effects
– digital effect ............................................ 42
Shooting with manual adjustment ................ 44
Using the PROGRAM AE function ............... 54
Focusing manually .......................................... 57
Interval recording ............................................ 59
Cut recording ................................................... 61
Connecting the external microphone with
the XLR connector ..................................... 63
Attaching the supplied wide conversion
lens .............................................................. 64
Superimposing a title ...................................... 65
Making a custom title ...................................... 68
Labeling a cassette ........................................... 70
—for playing back/editing—
Watching on a TV screen ................................ 72
Viewing the picture with the picture
effect ............................................................ 73
Viewing the picture with the digital
effect ............................................................ 74
Searching the boundaries of recorded
tape with date – date search ................... 75
Searching the boundaries of recorded
tape with title – title search ..................... 77
Searching for a photo
– photo search/photo scan ...................... 78
Displaying recording data
– data code function ................................. 81
Editing onto another tape ............................... 82
Editing partially on a mini DVCAM tape
– DV synchro-editing ............................... 84
Recording from a VCR or TV ......................... 86
Audio dubbing ................................................. 87
Memory card slot operations
Using the memory card slot
– introduction ............................................ 90
Recording an image from a mini DVCAM
tape as a still image ................................... 98
Copying still images from a mini DVCAM
tape – photo save .................................... 100
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s or
PC cards – memory photo recording ... 102
Viewing a still picture
– memory photo playback ..................... 105
Preventing accidental erasure
– PROTECT .............................................. 108
Deleting images ............................................. 109
Copying the image recorded with the
memory card slot to mini DVCAM tapes
................................................................... 112
Playing back images in a continuous loop
– SLIDE SHOW ....................................... 114
Additional information
Compatibility of DVCAM and DV formats
................................................................... 116
Usable cassettes and playback modes ........ 118
Charging the vanadium-lithium
battery in the camcorder ........................ 119
Resetting the date and time .......................... 120
Simple setting of clock by time
difference .................................................. 121
Tips for using the battery pack .................... 122
Maintenance information and
precautions ............................................... 125
Using your camcorder abroad ..................... 128
Trouble check ................................................. 129
Self-diagnosis function ................................. 134
Specifications .................................................. 135
Identifying the parts ...................................... 136
Warning indicators ........................................ 146
Index ................................................... Back cover
Before you begin
Using this manual
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the camcorder are shown in
capital letters.
e.g., Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Types of differences
Model number
Color system
Drop frame system
DSR-PD100A
NTSC
Drop frame or non-drop frame
DSR-PD100AP
PAL
—
Before you begin
The instructions in this manual are for the two models listed below. Before you start reading
this manual and operating the unit, check your model number by looking at the bottom of
your camcorder. The DSR-PD100A is the model used for illustration purposes. Otherwise,
the model name is indicated in the illustrations. Any differences in operation are clearly
indicated in the text, for example, “DSR-PD100A only.”
Note on Cassette Memory
This camcorder is based on the DVCAM format. You can only use mini DVCAM cassettes
.
with this camcorder. We recommend you to use a tape with cassette memory
The functions which depend on whether the tape has the cassette memory or not are:
• End Search (p. 22, 25)
• Date Search (p. 75)
• Photo Search (p. 78).
The functions you can operate only with the cassette memory are:
• Title Search (p. 77)
• Superimposing a title (p. 65)
• Making a custom title (p. 68)
• Labeling a cassette (p. 70).
For details, see page 118.
Note on TV color systems
TV color systems differ from country to country.
To view your recordings on a TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV (DSR-PD100A).
To view your recordings on a TV, you need a PAL system-based TV (DSR-PD100AP).
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the copyright
laws.
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not made
due to a malfunction of the camcorder, video tape, etc.
5
Using this manual
Precautions on camcorder care
•The LCD screen and/or the color viewfinder are manufactured using high-precision
technology. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (red,
blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen and/or in the
viewfinder. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect
the recorded picture in any way. Over 99.99% are operational for effective use.
• Do not let the camcorder get wet. Keep the camcorder away from rain and sea water.
Letting the camcorder get wet may cause the unit to malfunction, and sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired [a].
• Never leave the camcorder exposed to tenperatures above 60°C (140°F), such as in a car
parked in the sun or under direct sunlight [b].
[a]
6
[b]
Checking supplied accessories
Check that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.
1
3
7
6
8
9
0
!¡
!™
!£
!¢
1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 142)
2 AC-L10A AC power adaptor (1),
Power cord (mains lead) (1) (p. 9, 27)
The shape of the plug varies from region to
region.
3 NP-F330 battery pack (1) (p. 8)
4 Size AA (R6) battery for Remote
Commander (2) (p. 142)
4
Before you begin
5
2
8 Pouch for XLR adaptor (1)
When not using the XLR adaptor, put the
adaptor into the pouch.
9 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 72, 82)
0 Shoulder strap (1) (p. 143)
!¡ Lens cap (1) (p. 13)
!™ Lens hood (1) (p. 15)
5 PC card adaptor (1), PC card adaptor case (1)
(p. 92)
!£ Wide conversion lens (1), wide conversion
lens hood (1) (p. 64)
6 “Memory Stick” (1), label (1) (p. 92)
!¢ i.LINK cable (1) (DSR-PD100AP only) (p. 83)
7 XLR adaptor (1) (p. 63)
7
Getting started
Installing and charging the battery pack
Before using your camcorder, you first need to install and charge the battery pack. To
charge the battery pack, use the supplied AC power adaptor.
This camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Installing the battery pack
(1) Lift up the viewfinder.
(2) Insert the battery pack in the direction of the $ mark on the battery pack. Slide the
battery pack down until it is locked.
Attach the battery pack to the camcorder securely.
1
2
Note on installing the NP-F730/F730H/F750/F930/F950/F960 battery pack
Use the camcorder while stretching out the viewfinder.
Note on the battery pack
Do not carry the camcorder by grasping the battery pack.
8
Installing and charging the battery pack
Charging the battery pack
Charge the battery pack on a flat surface without vibration. The battery pack is charged a
little in the factory.
When the remaining battery indicator becomes ı, normal charge is completed. For full
charge, which allows you to use the battery longer than usual, leave the battery pack
attached for about 1 hour after normal charge is completed until FULL appears in the display
window.
Before using the camcorder with the battery pack, unplug the AC power adaptor from the
DC IN jack of the camcorder. You can also use the battery pack before it is completely
charged.
Getting started
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the supplied AC power adaptor to the DC
IN jack with the plug’s 4 mark up.
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
(4) Set the POWER switch to OFF. Remaining battery time is indicated by the minutes
on the display window. Charging begins.
VTR
POWER
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
Notes
• “– – – min” appears on the display window until the camcorder calculates remaining
battery time.
• Remaining battery time indication on the display window roughly indicates the recording
time with the viewfinder. Use it as a guide. It may differ from the actual recording time.
9
Installing and charging the battery pack
Charging time
Battery pack
Charging time *
NP-F330 (supplied)
150 (90)
NP-F530/NP-F550
210 (150)
NP-F730/NP-F750/NP-F730H**
300 (240)
NP-F930/NP-F950
390 (330)
NP-F960
420 (360)
The time required for a normal charge is indicated in parentheses.
* Approximate minutes to charge an empty battery pack using the supplied AC power
adaptor. (Lower temperatures require a longer charging time.)
** NP-F730H is sold only in the U.S.A.
Battery life
While using with viewfinder
Battery pack
Continuous recording time *
Typical recording time **
NP-F330 (supplied)
70 (65)
40 (35)
NP-F530
115 (105)
55 (50)
NP-F550
145 (130)
70 (65)
NP-F730
260 (235)
135 (125)
NP-F750/NP-F730H***
295 (265)
160 (140)
NP-F930
405 (370)
210 (185)
NP-F950
465 (420)
235 (220)
NP-F960
550 (495)
280 (250)
While using with LCD
10
Battery pack
Continuous
recording time *
Typical
recording time **
Playing
time with LCD
NP-F330 (supplied)
55 (50)
30 (25)
70 (65)
NP-F530
90 (80)
50 (45)
115 (105)
NP-F550
120 (105)
60 (50)
145 (130)
NP-F730
205 (185)
110 (100)
260 (235)
NP-F750/NP-F730H*** 245 (215)
135 (125)
295 (265)
NP-F930
325 (285)
170 (155)
405 (370)
NP-F950
365 (330)
200 (180)
465 (420)
NP-F960
440 (395)
240 (210)
550 (495)
Numbers in parentheses indicate the time when you use a normally charged battery.
Battery life will be shorter if you use the camcorder in a cold environment.
* Approximate continuous recording time indoors.
** Approximate minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/stop, zooming
and turning the power on/off. The actual battery life may be shorter.
*** NP-F730H is sold only in the U.S.A.
Installing and charging the battery pack
Notes on remaining battery time indication during recording
• Remaining battery time is displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. However, the
indication may not be displayed properly, depending on using conditions and
circumstances.
• When you close the LCD panel or open it, it takes about 1 minute for the correct remaining
time to be displayed.
Lift up the viewfinder. While pressing BATT RELEASE, slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow.
Getting started
To remove the battery pack
BATT RELEASE
11
Inserting a cassette
You can use mini DVCAM cassette with
Make sure that the power source is installed.
logo*.
(1) While pressing the small blue button on the EJECT switch, slide it in the direction
of the arrow. The cassette compartment automatically opens.
(2) Insert a cassette with the window facing out.
(3) Close the cassette compartment by pressing the “PUSH” mark on the cassette
compartment.
*
is a trademark.
1
2
3
PUSH
To eject the cassette
While pressing the small blue button on the EJECT switch, slide it in the direction of the
arrow.
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide and open the tab on the cassette to expose the red mark. If you try to record with the
red mark exposed, the L and 6 indicators flash on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder,
and you cannot record on the tape. To re-record on this tape, slide and close the tab to cover
the red mark.
12
Basic operations
Camera recording
Make sure that the power source is installed and a cassette is inserted. Before you record
one-time events, you had better make a trial recording to make sure that the camcorder is
working correctly.
When you use the camcorder for the first time, power on it and reset the date and time to
your time before you start recording (p. 120).
2
Basic operations
(1) Remove the lens cap by pressing both knobs on its sides and pull the lens cap string
to fix it.
(2) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to CAMERA.
The camcorder is set to Standby mode.
(3) Press START/STOP.
The camcorder starts recording. “REC” appears on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder. The camera recording lamp on the front of the camcorder also lights
up.
1
VTR
POWER
STBY
–:––:––
7 0 min
REC
0:00:00
6 0 min
OFF
7 0 min
MEMORY
CAMERA
3
VTR
POWER
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
To stop recording momentarily [a]
Press START/STOP. The “STBY” indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder
(Standby mode).
To finish recording [b]
Set the POWER switch to OFF. Then, eject the cassette and remove the battery pack.
STBY
0:35:20
2 5 min
[b]
VTR
7 0 min
POWER
VTR
POWER
[a]
OFF
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
MEMORY
CAMERA
13
Camera recording
To focus the viewfinder lens
If you cannot see the indicators in the viewfinder clearly, or after someone else has used the
camcorder, focus the viewfinder lens. Move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever so that the
indicators in the viewfinder come into sharp focus.
Note on Standby mode
If you leave the camcorder in Standby mode for 5 minutes while the cassette is inserted, the
camcorder turns off automatically. This prevents wearing down the battery and wearing out
the tape. To resume Standby mode, while pressing the small green button on the POWER
switch, set it to OFF once, and then to CAMERA. To start recording, press START/STOP.
Note on the progressive mode
If you modify the images on your personal computer or play the images back as still
pictures, we recommend you to set PROG. SCAN to ON in the menu system before
shooting. The picture quality may improve in this mode, but if you shoot a moving subject,
the image may shake when it is played back.
Note on the lock knob
When you set the lock knob to the left position, the POWER switch will not be set to
MEMORY accidentally.
Lock knob
Notes on the time code
•The time code indicates the recording or playback time, “0:00:00” (hours : minutes :
seconds) in CAMERA mode and “0:00:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) in VTR
mode.
•Be sure not to make a blank portion when recording, because the time code will start from
“0:00:00:00” again.
•You can select the drop frame or non-drop frame system using the menu. (DSR-PD100A
only)
•You can reset the time code to “0:00:00” in the CAMERA mode or to “0:00:00:00” in the
VTR mode. Press the TC RESET button in the Recording or Recording pause mode.
Note on the tape recorded in the DV format
If you record in the DVCAM format on the tape that has been recorded in the DV format, the
playback picture and sound may be distorted between the two formats.
Note on the beep sound
Note that the beep sound is not recorded on the tape. If you do not want to hear the beep
sound, select OFF in the menu system.
Note on remaining tape indicator
The indicator may not be displayed accurately depending on the tape. Though the indicator
does not appear at the time of recording, it will appear in a few seconds.
14
Camera recording
Attaching the lens hood
When the supplied wide conversion lens is not attached to the camcorder, we recommend
you to attach the lens hood to record fine pictures, no matter where you shoot. You can also
attach the lens cap when using the lens hood.
Basic operations
Align the protruding part
with the groove on the hood.
If the lens hood is not attached properly
The four corners of the screen may be eclipsed by the lens hood.
If an optional lens or filter is attached
When an optional lens or filter is attached to the camcorder, you cannot attach the lens hood.
Detach the optional lens or filter before attaching the lens hood.
Using the zoom feature
Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in the scene.
For more professional-looking recordings, use the zoom function sparingly.
“T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
“W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away)
W
T
W
T
Zooming speed (Variable speed zooming)
Press the power zoom lever a little for a relatively slow zoom; press it still more for a highspeed zoom.
When you shoot a subject using a telephoto zoom
If you cannot get a sharp focus while in extreme telephoto zoom, press the “W” side of the
power zoom lever until the focus is sharp. You can shoot a subject that is at least about
about 80 cm (2 5/8 feet) away from the lens surface in the telephoto position, or about
1 cm (about 1/2 inch) away in the wide-angle position.
15
Camera recording
Zooming of more than 12x – digital zoom
• If you set the D ZOOM function to ON in the menu system, you can perform zooming of
more than 12x performed digitally. It is set to OFF at the factory.
•You cannot use the digital zoom when you set PROG. SCAN to ON in the menu system.
•The right side [a] of the power zoom indicator shows the digital zooming zone, and the left
side [b] shows the optical zooming zone. If you set the D ZOOM function to ON, the [a]
zone appears.
T
W
T
W
[b] [a]
Shooting with the LCD screen
You can also record the picture while looking at the LCD screen.
When using the LCD screen, the viewfinder turns off automatically except in mirror mode.
You cannot monitor the sound from the speaker during recording.
(1) While pressing OPEN, open the LCD panel.
(2) Adjust angle of the LCD panel.
The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to this side and about 180 degrees to the
other side.
To adjust the brightness of the LCD screen, press LCD BRIGHT + or –.
The battery life is longer when the LCD panel is closed. Use the viewfinder instead of the
LCD screen to save the battery power.
1
2
OPEN
180°
LCD BRIGHT
90°
90°
90°
Backlighting the LCD screen
If the LCD screen is insufficiently illuminated even after adjusting LCD BRIGHT, select LCD
B. L. in the menu system and set to BRIGHT. You can select LCD B. L. only while using the
battery pack as a power source.
16
Camera recording
Notes on the LCD panel
• When closing the LCD panel, turn it vertically until it clicks [a].
• When turning the LCD panel, turn it always vertically; otherwise, the camcorder body may
be damaged or the LCD panel may not close properly [b].
• Close the LCD panel completely when not in use.
• Do not push nor touch the LCD panel while operating the camcorder.
• You may find it difficult to view the LCD screen due to glare when using the camcorder
outdoors.
[b]
Basic operations
[a]
Letting the subject monitor the shot
You can turn the LCD panel over so that it faces the other way and you can let the subject
monitor the shot while shooting with the viewfinder.
Turn the LCD panel up vertically. When you turn the LCD panel 180 degrees, the
indicator appears on the LCD screen (mirror mode) and the time code and remaining tape
indicators disappear.
You can also use the Remote Commander.
To cancel mirror mode
Turn the LCD panel down toward the camcorder body.
17
Camera recording
Notes on mirror mode
•When you turn the LCD panel about 135 degrees to 180 degrees, the camcorder enters
mirror mode.
•Using the mirror mode, you can record yourself while watching yourself on the LCD
screen.
•The picture on the LCD screen looks like a mirror-image while recording in mirror mode.
The STBY indicator appears as Pr and REC as r. Other indicators appear as mirrorimage. Some indicators may not appear in mirror mode.
•While recording in mirror mode, you cannot operate the following functions: MENU,
TITLE.
18
Camera recording
Self-timer recording
You can make a recording with the self-timer. This mode is useful when you want to record
yourself.
Basic operations
(1) Press
(self-timer) to display
(self-timer) on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder while the camcorder is in Standby mode.
(2) Press START/STOP.
Self-timer starts counting down to 10 with a beep sound. In the last two seconds of
the countdown, the beep sound gets faster, then recording starts automatically at
the time you set.
START/STOP
To stop self-timer recording
Press START/STOP.
Use the Remote Commander for convenience.
To record still pictures using the self-timer
Press PHOTO in step 2.
To cancel self-timer recording
Press
so that the
indicator disappears from the LCD or viewfinder screen while the
camcorder is in Standby mode.
Self-timer recording mode is canceled when
•Self-timer recording is finished.
•The POWER switch is set to OFF or VTR.
Note
The display may become darker right after pressing the
button. This is not a malfunction.
19
Hints for better shooting
For hand-held shots, you will get better results by holding the camcorder according to the
following suggestions:
•Hold the camcorder firmly and secure it with the grip strap so that you can easily
manipulate the controls with your thumb. [a]
[a]
•Place your elbows against your side.
•Place your left hand under the camcorder to support it.
•Place your eye against the viewfinder eyecup.
•Be sure not to touch the built-in microphone.
•Use the LCD panel frame or the viewfinder frame as a guide to determine the horizontal
plane.
•You can also record in a low position to get an interesting angle. Lift the viewfinder up for
record from a low position. [b]
•You can also record in a low position or even in a high position using the LCD panel. [c]
•When you use the LCD screen outdoors in direct sunlight, the LCD screen may be difficult
to see. If this happens, we recommend that you use the viewfinder.
[b]
20
[c]
Hints for better shooting
Place the camcorder on a flat surface or use a tripod
Try placing the camcorder on a table top or any other flat surface of suitable height. If you
have a tripod for a still camera, you can also use it with the camcorder. When attaching a
non-Sony tripod, make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 6.5 mm
(9/32 inch). Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely and the screw may damage the
camcorder.
[d]
[e]
Basic operations
Cautions on the LCD panel and on the viewfinder
•Do not pick up the camcorder by the viewfinder or the LCD panel. [d]
•Do not place the camcorder so as to point the viewfinder or the LCD panel toward the sun.
The inside of the viewfinder or the LCD panel may be damaged. Be careful when placing
the camcorder under sunlight or by a window. [e]
21
Checking the recorded picture
Using the EDITSEARCH, you can review the last recorded scene or check the recorded
picture on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
(1) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to CAMERA.
(2) Press the РΠside of EDITSEARCH momentarily; the last few seconds of the
recorded portion plays back (Rec Review). Hold down the – side of EDITSEARCH
until the camcorder goes back to the scene you want. The last recorded portion is
played back. To go forward, hold down the + side (Edit Search).
VTR
1
POWER
2
EDITSEARCH
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
EDITSEARCH
EDITSEARCH
END SEARCH
To stop playback
Release EDITSEARCH.
To go back to the last recorded point (END SEARCH)
Press END SEARCH. The last recorded point is played back for about 5 seconds and stops.
Note that when you use a tape without cassette memory, this function does not work once
you eject the cassette after recording.
To begin re-recording
Press START/STOP. Re-recording begins from the point you released EDITSEARCH.
Provided you do not eject the tape, the transition between the last scene you recorded and
the next scene you record will be smooth.
22
Playing back a tape
You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
You can also monitor the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or
VCR.
4
REW
5
PLAY
FF
REW
PLAY
Basic operations
Insert the recorded tape with the window facing out.
While pressing OPEN, open the LCD panel.
While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to VTR.
Press 0 to rewind the tape.
Press · to start playback.
Adjust the volume using VOLUME +/– and the brightness of the LCD screen using
LCD BRIGHT +/–.
FF
1
VTR
POWER
3
LCD BRIGHT
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
2
VOLUME
DISPLAY
To stop playback, press π.
To rewind the tape, press 0.
To fast-forward the tape rapidly, press ).
Using the Remote Commander
You can control playback using the supplied Remote Commander. Before using the Remote
Commander, insert the size AA (R6) batteries.
To display the LCD screen/viewfinder screen indicators
Press DISPLAY.
To erase the indicators, press again.
Notes on screen indicators
• The screen indicator disappears when the title is displayed.
• When you play back a tape using a “InfoLITHIUM” battery, B indicates the remaining
battery capacity. The remaining battery time in minutes is not displayed.
Using headphones
Connect headphones (not supplied) to the 2 jack. You can adjust the volume of the
headphones using VOLUME +/–.
23
Playing back a tape
To view the playback picture in the viewfinder
Close the LCD panel. The viewfinder turns on automatically.
When using the viewfinder, you can monitor the sound only by using headphones.
To view on the LCD screen again, open the LCD panel. The viewfinder turns off
automatically.
Note on DV-formatted tapes
You can play back DV-formatted tapes on this camcorder if the tape is recorded in SP mode.
“SP” appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder during playback.
You cannot play back DV-formatted tapes recorded in LP mode.
Various playback modes
To view a still picture (playback pause)
Press P during playback. To resume playback, press P or ·.
To locate a scene (picture search)
Keep pressing 0 or ) during playback. To resume normal playback, release the button.
To monitor the high-speed picture while advancing the tape or
rewinding (skip scan)
Keep pressing 0 while rewinding or ) while advancing the tape. To resume normal
rewinding or fast-forward, release the button.
To view the picture at 1/3 speed (slow playback)
Press & on the Remote Commander during playback. For slow playback in reverse
direction, press <, then press &. To resume normal playback, press ·.
To view the picture at double speed
For double speed playback in the reverse direction, press <, then press ×2 on the Remote
Commander during playback. For double speed playback in the forward direction, press >,
then press ×2 during playback. To resume normal playback, press ·.
To view the picture frame-by-frame
Press ' or 7 on the Remote Commander in playback pause mode. If you keep pressing
the button, you can view the picture at 1/30 speed (DSR-PD100A) or at 1/25 speed (DSRPD100AP). To resume normal playback, press ·.
To change the playback direction
Press < on the Remote Commander for reverse direction or > on the Remote Commander
for forward direction during playback. To resume normal playback, press · .
Notes on playback
•The sound is muted in the various playback modes.
•During playback other than normal playback, the previous recording may appear in
mosaic image. This is not malfunction.
•When playback pause mode lasts for 5 minutes, the camcorder automatically enters stop
mode. To resume playback, press ·.
Note on slow playback
The slow playback can be performed smoothly on this camcorder; however, this function
does not work for an output signal from the DV IN/OUT jack.
24
Searching for the end of the picture
You can go to the end of the recorded portion after you record and play back the tape. The
tape starts rewinding or fast-forwarding and the last about 5 seconds of the recorded portion
plays back. Then the tape stops at the end of the recorded picture (End Search).
Open the LCD panel and press END SEARCH during recording standby.
This function works when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA or VTR.
Basic operations
END SEARCH
Notes on End Search
• When you use a tape without cassette memory, the End Search function does not work
once you eject the cassette after recording.
• When you use a tape with cassette memory, the End Search function works once you eject
the cassette. When you play back a tape which has a blank portion in the beginning or
between the recorded portions, the End Search function will not work correctly.
25
Advanced operations
Using alternative power sources
You can choose any of the following power sources for your camcorder: battery pack, and
house current (mains). Choose the appropriate power source depending on where you want
to use your camcorder.
Place
Power source
Accessory to be used
Indoors
House current (Mains)
Supplied AC power adaptor
Outdoors
Battery pack
Battery pack NP-F330 (supplied), NP-F530, NP-F550, NPF730, NP-F730H*, NP-F750, NP-F930, NP-F950
* NP-F730H is sold only in the U.S.A.
Note on power sources
Disconnecting the power source or removing the battery pack during recording or playback
may damage the inserted tape. If this happens, restore the power supply again immediately.
26
Using alternative power sources
Using the house current (mains)
To use the supplied AC power adaptor:
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover, and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack
on the camcorder.
(2) Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet (mains).
2, 3
Advanced operations
1
WARNING
The power cord (mains lead) must be changed only at a qualified service shop.
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (house current/mains) as long as it is
connected to the power cord (mains lead), even if the set itself has been turned off.
Note
Keep the AC power adaptor away from the camcorder if the picture is disturbed.
27
Changing the mode settings
You can change some of the mode settings programed at the factory to further enjoy the
features and functions of the camcorder. Just turn the control dial to select the menu items
displayed on the LCD screen. You can make selections in the following order: the menu
display n icons n items n mode settings.
(1) Press MENU to display the menu.
(2) Turn the control dial to select the desired icon on the left side of the menu, then
press the dial.
(3) Turn the control dial to select the desired item, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to select the desired mode, then press the dial. If you want to
change the other modes, repeat steps 3 and 4. If you want to change the other items,
RETURN and press the dial, then repeat steps 2 to 4.
select
(5) Press MENU to erase the menu display.
1
CAMERA
MENU
VTR
MANUA L S E T
AUTO SHTR
P ROG . S C A N
VTR SET
H i F i SOUND
AUD I O M I X
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
2
VTR SET
H i F i SOUND
AUD I O M I X
OTHERS
BEEP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
DV ED I T I NG
OTHERS
BEEP
NORMA L
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
DV ED I T I NG
RE TURN
MEMORY
MANUA L S E T
AUTO SHTR
3
[ MENU ] : END
OTHERS
BEEP
NORMA L
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
DV ED I T I NG
RE TURN
OTHERS
BEEP
ME L ODY
C O MM A N D E R
NORMA L
D I SPLAY
OF F
DV ED I T I NG
RE TURN
4
5
MENU
OTHERS
BEEP
ME L ODY
C O MM A N D E R
NORMA L
D I SPLAY
OF F
DV ED I T I NG
RE TURN
OTHERS
BEEP
OF F
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
DV ED I T I NG
RE TURN
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
28
Notes on changing the mode settings
•Menu items differ depending on the setting of the POWER switch to VTR, CAMERA or
MEMORY.
•While recording in mirror mode, you cannot operate the menu system.
Changing the mode settings
Selecting the mode setting of each item
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the setting of the POWER switch. The
LCD screen shows only the items that you can operate at the moment. The menu items are
categorized into nine groups signified by the nine icons described below.
Items for the
MANUAL SET menu
PROG. SCAN* <OFF/ON>
• Select OFF not to record still/moving pictures with all the pixels.
• Select ON to record still/moving pictures with all the pixels.
Items for the
CAMERA SET menu
Advanced operations
AUTO SHTR <ON/OFF>
• Select ON and the electronic shutter functions automatically when shooting in bright
conditions.
• Select OFF and the electronic shutter does not function even in bright conditions.
D ZOOM <OFF/ON>
• Select OFF not to use the digital zoom. The camcorder goes back to 12x optical zoom.
• Select ON to activate digital zooming.
16:9WIDE <OFF/ON>
Select this item to record a 16:9 wide picture. See page 39 for details.
STEADYSHOT <ON/OFF>
• Normally select ON.
• Select OFF when you do not have to worry about camera-shake.
AE SHIFT
Adjust the setting level of AE (Automatic Exposure). See page 52 for details.
GAIN SHIFT <0dB/–3dB>
• Set the gain value to 0dB.
• Set the gain value to –3dB.
FRAME REC <OFF/ON>
• Normally select OFF.
• Select ON for cut recording. See page 61 for details.
When you remove the power source, the setting becomes OFF.
INT.REC <ON/OFF/SET> <INTERVAL/REC TIME>
• Normally select OFF. Select ON to make an interval recording.
• Select INTERVAL to set or change the waiting time for interval recording.
• Select REC TIME to set or change the recording time for interval recording.
When you remove the power source, the setting becomes OFF, but the waiting time and
recording time are retained.
Items for the
VTR SET menu
HiFi SOUND* <STEREO/1/2>
• Select STEREO to play back stereo sound or main and sub sound (for dual sound).
• Select 1 to play back the left sound (for stereo sound) or main sound (for dual sound).
• Select 2 to play back the right sound (for stereo sound) or sub sound (for dual sound).
29
Changing the mode settings
AUDIO MIX*
Select this item to adjust the balance between the stereo 1 and stereo 2 by turning the control
dial.
NTSC PB <ON PAL TV/NTSC 4.43> (DSR-PD100AP only)
•Normally select ON PAL TV.
•Select NTSC 4.43 when playing back a tape recorded in the NTSC color system. When you
play back on a Multi System TV, select the best mode while watching the picture on the
TV.
Items for the
LCD/VF SET menu
LCD B.L. <BRT NORMAL/BRIGHT>
•Normally select BRT NORMAL.
•Select BRIGHT when the LCD screen is dark. The battery consumption increases by 10 to
20%.
Even if you adjust the LCD B.L., the recorded picture is not affected.
LCD COLOR (LCD COLOUR)
Select this item and change the level of the indicator by turning the control dial up (+) or
down (–) to adjust the color intensity of the picture.
VF BRIGHT
Close the LCD panel.
Select this item to adjust the brightness of the viewfinder. The viewfinder becomes brighter
when you turn the control dial up (+), and darker when you turn it down (–).
Items for the
MEMORY SET menu
CONTINUOUS <OFF/ON/MULTI SCRN>
•Select OFF not to record continuously.
•Select ON to record 2 to 4 pictures continuously.
•Select MULTI SCRN to record nine pictures continuously.
QUALITY <STANDARD/FINE/SUPER FINE>
•Select STANDARD to record still pictures in the standard image quality mode, using the
memory card slot.
•Select FINE to record still pictures in the fine image quality mode, using the memory card
slot.
•Select SUPER FINE to record still pictures in the superfine image quality mode, using the
memory card slot.
PROTECT <OFF/ON>
•Normally select OFF not to protect still pictures.
•Select ON to protect selected still pictures against accidental erasure. See page 108 for
details.
SLIDE SHOW
Select this item to play back images in a continuous loop. See page 114 for details.
DELETE ALL
Select this item to delete all the images. See page 110 for details.
FORMAT
Select this item to format “Memory Stick”s or PC cards. See page 96 for details.
30
Changing the mode settings
PHOTO SAVE
Select this item to duplicate still pictures. See page 100 for details.
Items for the
CM SET menu
CM SEARCH <ON/OFF>
• Select ON to search using cassette memory.
• Select OFF to search without using cassette memory.
TITLE DSPL <ON/OFF>
• Select ON to display the title you have superimposed.
• Select OFF not to display the title.
TAPE TITLE
Select this item to label the cassette tape.
Advanced operations
TITLEERASE
Erase the title you have superimposed.
ERASE ALL
Select this item to erase all the data in cassette memory.
Items for the
TAPE SET menu
AUDIO MODE <FS32K/FS48K>
• Normally select FS32K to record two stereo sounds.
• Select FS48K to record the one stereo sound with high quality.
MIC LEVEL* <AUTO/MANUAL>
• Select AUTO to adjust the recording level automatically.
• Select MANUAL to adjust the recording level manually.
ÒREMAIN <AUTO/ON>
• Select AUTO to display the remaining time of the tape in the following cases:
– With the power on or a tape inside, for eight seconds after the remaining time of the tape
becomes certain.
– For eight seconds after the · or DISPLAY button is pressed.
– During rewinding, fast-forwarding, and searching the picture.
• Select ON to always display the remaining time of the tape.
DATA CODE <DATE/CAM or DATE>
• Select DATE/CAM to display date and recording data during playback.
• Select DATE to display date during playback.
TIME CODE <DF/NDF> (DSR-PD100A only)
• Select DF to record in the drop frame system.
• Select NDF to record in the non-drop frame system.
Items for the
SETUP menu
CLOCK SET
Select this item to reset the date or time.
LTR SIZE <NORMAL/2X>
• Normally select NORMAL.
• Select 2X to display the selected menu item by twice size of the normal.
31
Changing the mode settings
Items for the
OTHERS menu
WORLD TIME
Select this item to set the clock by a time difference. See page 121 for details.
BEEP <MELODY/NORMAL/OFF>
•Normally select NORMAL so that beeps sound when you start/stop recording, etc.
•Select MELODY so that a melody sounds when you start/stop recording, etc.
•Select OFF when you do not want to hear the beep sound.
COMMANDER* <ON/OFF>
•Select ON when using the supplied Remote Commander for the camcorder.
•Select OFF when not using the Remote Commander.
DISPLAY <LCD or V-OUT/LCD >
•Normally select LCD.
•Select V-OUT/LCD to display indicators both on the LCD screen and TV screen.
REC LAMP <ON/OFF>
•Normally select ON.
•Select OFF when you do not want the camera recording lamp on the front of the unit to
light up.
COLOR BAR (COLOUR BAR) <OFF/ON>
•Normally select OFF not to display the color bar.
•Select ON to display the color bar.
DV EDITING
Select this item when editing a tape on another equipment connected with the i.LINK cable
(DV connecting cable). See page 84 for details.
* These settings return to the default 5 minutes or more after the power source is
disconnected or battery is removed. As far as the other items without an asterisk are
concerned, their settings are retained even when the power source is disconnected or
battery is removed, as long as the vanadium-lithium battery is charged.
When recording a close subject
When REC LAMP is set to ON, the red camera recording lamp on the front of the camcorder
may reflect on the subject if it is close. In this case, we recommend you set REC LAMP to
OFF.
Notes
•When playing back a tape recorded in the FS48K (16-bit) mode, you cannot adjust the
balance in AUDIO MIX.
•If you select FS48K in AUDIO MODE, you cannot add an audio sound.
•If you select BRIGHT in LCD B.L., the battery life while recording decreases 10 to 20%.
When you use a power source other than the battery, the menu item LCD B.L. is set to
BRIGHT automatically and the item does not appear on the screen.
32
Photo recording
You can record a still picture like a photograph for about seven seconds. This photo
recording is useful when you want to enjoy a picture such as a photograph or when you
print a picture using a video printer (not supplied). You can record about 340 pictures on a
40-minute tape.
Besides the operation described here, this camcorder can record a still picture on a “Memory
Stick” or PC card (not supplied), using the memory card slot (see page 102).
You can also record still/moving pictures on a mini DVCAM tape with all the pixels in the
progressive mode. See page 35 for details.
VTR
POWER
1
2
Advanced operations
(1) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to CAMERA.
(2) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a still picture and “CAPTURE” appears on the
LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
Recording does not start yet. To change the still picture, release PHOTO, select still
picture again, and keep pressing PHOTO lightly again.
If you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander when a still picture appears on
the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, the camcorder will record that still picture.
However, you cannot select other still pictures by using this button.
(3) Press PHOTO deeper.
The still picture on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder is recorded for about seven
seconds. The sound during those seven seconds is also recorded.
To record a still picture while normal recording, press PHOTO deeper. Then the
still picture is recorded for about seven seconds and the camcorder returns to
Standby mode.
CAPTURE
PHOTO
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
3
•••••••
PHOTO
When shooting in the dark
Install the HVL-FDH2 video flash light (not supplied) to the accessory shoe. If the exposure
is in manual exposure mode, set it to automatic exposure mode.
When appears next to the “CAPTURE” indicator on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder,
the video flash is ready to be used.
Note on the still picture
When the still picture recorded on this camcorder is played back on another VCR, the
picture may be blurred. This is not a malfunction.
When you press PHOTO while recording a photo
The picture on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder whenever you press PHOTO will be
recorded. You cannot check the recorded picture by pressing PHOTO lightly.
After the moving picture is recorded as a still picture for about seven seconds, the camcorder
will go back to Standby mode.
33
Photo recording
Printing the still picture
You can print a still picture by using the video printer (not supplied). Connect the video
printer using the S video connecting cable (not supplied). Refer to the operating instruction
of the video printer as well.
Video printer
LINE IN
VIDEO S VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
Ç : Signal flow
(not supplied)
If the video printer is not equipped with S VIDEO input
Use the supplied A/V connecting cable. Connect it to the AUDIO/VIDEO jack and connect
the yellow plug of the cable to the VIDEO input of the video printer.
34
Shooting with all the pixels – PROG. SCAN
When modifying the digital images on your personal computer, set PROG. SCAN to ON
before shooting. You can record the images on a mini DVCAM tape frame by frame with
higher resolution.
Since the image taken in progressive mode hardly ever goes out of focus even during
pauses, it is especially useful when you analyze high-speed actions such as sports scenes.
1
Press MENU to display the menu in Standby mode.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select PROG. SCAN, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu display. The PROG. SCAN indicator lights up.
2-4
MENU
MANUA L S E T
AUTO SHTR
P ROG . S C A N
MANUA L S E T
AUTO SHTR
P ROG . S C A N
[ M E N U ] : RE EN TD U R N
5
P ROG . S C A N
MENU
Advanced operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
OF F
ON
MANUA L S E T
AUTO SHTR
P ROG . S C A N
[ M E N U ] : RE EN TD U R N
ON
[ MENU ] : END
To return to normal mode
Select OFF in step 4, then press the control dial.
Note on the progressive mode
The normal TV broadcast divides the screen into two fields and displays them in turns every
1/60 of a second (DSR-PD100A) or 1/50 of a second (DSR-PD100AP). Thus, the actual image
displayed in an instant covers only half of the apparent image area. Displaying the whole
image simultaneously on a full screen is called Progressive mode. In this mode the picture is
clearer than one in normal mode, but moving objects appear jerky since the picture is read/
output every 1/15 second (DSR-PD100A) or 1/12.5 second (DSR-PD100AP).
The setting at the factory
This camcorder is originally programed to record still/moving pictures on a mini DVCAM
tape in the normal TV format (Interlace format).
When shooting under fluorescent light
When shooting in the progressive mode under fluorescent light or light bulb, a rare
phenomenon may happen in which the screen lights up brightly (Flicker phenomenon). This
is not a malfunction. If you want to stop this phenomenon, set PROG. SCAN to OFF in the
menu system.
35
Using the FADER function
You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance.
When fading in, the picture gradually fades in while the sound increases. When fading out,
the picture gradually fades out while the sound decreases.
FADER
[a]
STBY
REC
OVERLAP (FADE IN only)
[b]
STBY
REC
MONOTONE
When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black and white to color.
When fading out, the picture gradually changes from color to black and white.
When fading in [a]
(1) While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press FADER until the desired indicator
flashes.
(2) Press START/STOP to start recording. The fade indicator stops flashing.
When fading out [b]
(1) During recording, press FADER until the desired indicator flashes.
(2) Press START/STOP to stop recording. The fade indicator stops flashing, and then
recording stops.
2
FADER
MEMORY
36
CAMERA
OVERLAP
OFF
MONOTONE
VTR
FADER
POWER
1
Using the FADER function
To cancel the fader function
Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER until the fade indicator disappears.
You cannot use the fader function in the following situations
– The camcorder is in the photo recording.
– A title is displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. If the title is not necessary,
erase it before using the fader function.
Note
During fading, you cannot operate the DIGITAL EFFECT button.
If you use the fader function repeatedly
The situation the subject is in cannot be seen clearly, thus making the picture difficult to
enjoy.
Advanced operations
The fader function is effective in the following situations
• A big change of scene (FADE IN, FADE OUT)
• The beginning of a story (FADE IN)
• The end of a day (FADE OUT)
• Change the scene while leaving the trace of the previous scene
When the OVERLAP indicator appears
The camcorder automatically memorizes the image recorded on a tape. As the image is
being memorized, the OVERLAP indicator flashes fast, and the playback picture is
displayed. At this stage, the picture may not be recorded clearly, depending on the tape
condition.
37
Shooting with backlighting
When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light
background, use the BACK LIGHT function.
Press BACK LIGHT. The c indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
[a]
BACK LIGHT
[b]
[a] Subject is too dark because of backlight.
[b]Subject becomes bright with backlight compensation.
After shooting
Be sure to release this adjustment condition by pressing BACK LIGHT again. The c
indicator disappears. Otherwise, the picture will be too bright under normal lighting
condition.
This function is also effective under the following conditions:
•A subject with a light source nearby or a mirror reflecting light.
•A white subject against a white background. Especially when you shoot a person wearing
shiny clothes made of silk or synthetic fiber, his or her face tends to become dark if you do
not use this function.
Note on the BACK LIGHT function
When you press EXPOSURE or SHUTTER SPEED, the BACK LIGHT function is canceled.
38
Using the wide mode function
You can record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9WIDE).
The picture with black bands at the top and the bottom on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder [a] is normal. The picture on a normal TV [b] is horizontally compressed. You
can watch the picture of normal images on a wide-screen TV [c].
[b]
[a]
16:9 WIDE
[c]
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
Turn the control dial to select
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select 16:9WIDE, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu display.
VTR
3,4
POWER
1
Advanced operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I N T . CR AE M
CE R A S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
OF F
[ M E N U ] S: TE EN AD D Y S H O T O N
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
5
2,6
MENU
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
ON
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
: 9NW I D E
R E 1T 6U R
[ MENU ] : END
To cancel wide mode
Select OFF in step 5, then press the control dial.
To watch the tape recorded in wide mode
To watch the tape recorded in 16:9WIDE mode, set it to full mode. For details, refer to the
operating instruction of your TV.
Note that the picture recorded in 16:9WIDE mode looks compressed on a normal TV.
Notes on wide mode
• In wide mode, you cannot select the old movie function with DIGITAL EFFECT.
• You cannot select or cancel the wide mode during recording.
• You cannot use the wide mode function when you set PROG. SCAN to ON.
39
Enjoying picture effect
Selecting picture effect
You can make pictures like those of television with the Picture Effect function.
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
NEG. ART [a]
The color of the picture is reversed.
SEPIA
The picture is sepia.
B&W
The picture is monochrome (black and white).
SOLARIZE [b]
The light intensity is clearer, and the picture looks like an illustration.
SLIM [c]
The picture expands vertically.
STRETCH [d]
The picture expands horizontally.
40
Enjoying picture effect
Using picture effect function
(1) While in Standby mode, press PICTURE EFFECT.
(2) Turn the control dial to select the desired picture effect mode.
2
SEPIA
B&W
1
PICTURE
EFFECT
SOLARIZE
Advanced operations
NEG.ART
SLIM
STRETCH
To return to normal mode
Press PICTURE EFFECT so that the indicator disappears.
Notes on the picture effect
•When you turn the power off, the camcorder returns automatically to normal mode.
•You cannot select SLIM and STRETCH when you set PROG. SCAN to ON.
•While using the picture effect function, you cannot select the old movie function with
DIGITAL EFFECT.
41
Recording with various effects – digital effect
With the following functions of Digital Effect, you can add various visual effects to the
picture. The sound is recorded normally.
STILL
You can record a still picture to be superimposed on a moving picture.
FLASH
You can record still pictures successively at constant intervals.
LUMI.
You can replace a brighter portion of a still picture with a moving picture.
TRAIL
You can record the picture which leaves an incidental image, such as a trail.
OLD MOVIE
You can record the picture such as an old movie. The camcorder automatically sets the wide
mode to 16:9WIDE, picture effect to SEPIA, and the appropriate shutter speed.
(1) While in Standby mode or Recording mode, press DIGITAL EFFECT.
The digital effect indicator flashes.
(2) Turn the control dial to select the desired digital effect mode.
(3) Press the control dial. The digital effect indicator lights up and the bars appear. The
bar does not appear in the OLD MOVIE mode. The still picture is stored in memory
in the STILL or LUMI. mode.
(4) Turn the control dial to adjust effects.
The longer the bar is, the greater the effects are.
STILL : The proportion of still picture to moving picture.
FLASH : The length of the intervals.
LUMI. : The brightness of the area where you paste the moving picture.
TRAIL : The length of time the incidental image remains.
OLD MOVIE : No adjustment necessary.
42
Recording with various effects – digital effect
2,3
STILL
FLASH
LUMI.
1
OLD MOVIE
4
Advanced operations
TRAIL
DIGITAL
EFFECT
STILL IIIIIIII
To cancel digital effects
Press DIGITAL EFFECT so that the indicator disappears.
Notes on digital effect
• You cannot use the following functions while using the digital effect.
– Functions using the FADER button
– Functions using the PHOTO button
• When you set the POWER switch to OFF, the digital effect will be canceled automatically.
Notes on the OLD MOVIE mode
You cannot use the following functions in the OLD MOVIE mode.
– Functions using the PROGRAM AE button
– 16:9WIDE mode
– Functions using the PICTURE EFFECT button
43
Shooting with manual adjustment
Under normal conditions, this unit automatically makes various adjustments as it shoots.
However, you can adjust manually the following functions to your preference.
Functions you can adjust by setting the AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock
release) position
Brightness (exposure), shutter speed, white balance, and program AE
Functions you can adjust by setting MENU
Recording level, deactivating the Steady Shot, gain shift, and AE shift
Functions you can adjust by using other buttons/switches
ND filter, focus, zebra pattern
The following describes how to adjust all the functions mentioned above except program AE
(see page 54) and focus (see page 57).
AUTO LOCK selector
Set the selector as shown below to maintain or release the settings of the functions.
AUTO
LOCK
[a]
[c]
[b]
HOLD
AUTO LOCK [a]
Select this position to let the unit adjusts all the functions automatically.
HOLD [b]
Select this position after setting the functions manually to maintain the settings.
Manual position [c]
Select this position to adjust manually the functions listed above.
Adjusting exposure
Adjust the exposure manually under the following cases.
[a]
[b]
[a]
•The background is too bright (back lighting)
•Insufficient light: most of the picture is dark
[b]
•Bright subject and dark background
•To record the darkness faithfully
44
(1) Set AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock release) position while the
camcorder is in Standby mode.
(2) Press EXPOSURE. The exposure indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
(3) Turn the control dial to adjust the exposure.
Shooting with manual adjustment
AUTO
LOCK
1
2
F5.6 0dB
HOLD
To return to automatic exposure mode
Set AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK or press EXPOSURE to turn off the exposure
indicator.
Advanced operations
3
Notes
•The control dial does not have a stop position.
•If you press PROGRAM AE, the exposure comes back to automatic adjustment again.
•When you adjust the exposure manually, you cannot use the BACK LIGHT function.
Adjusting the shutter speed
(1) Set AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock release) position while the
camcorder is in Standby mode.
(2) Press SHUTTER SPEED. The shutter speed indicator appears on the LCD screen or
in the viewfinder.
(3) Turn the control dial to select the desired speed. The available shutter speed ranges
from 1/4 to 1/10000 (DSR-PD100A) or from 1/3 to 1/10000 (DSR-PD100AP).
1
AUTO
LOCK
2
60
HOLD
3
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
To return to automatic shutter speed mode
Set AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK or press SHUTTER SPEED to turn off the shutter
speed indicator.
When shooting at slow shutter speed
At slow shutter speed, automatic focus may be lost. Adjust focus manually using a tripod.
45
Shooting with manual adjustment
Adjusting the white balance
White balance adjustment makes white subjects look white and allows more natural color
balance for camera recording. Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. You can
obtain better results by adjusting the white balance manually when lighting conditions
change quickly or when recording outdoors: e.g., neon signs, fireworks.
(1) Set AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock release) position while the
camcorder is in Standby mode.
(2) Press WHT BAL. The white balance indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
(3) Turn the control dial to select the appropriate white balance mode under the
following conditions. As you turn the dial, the display changes as follows:
∑ (One-push white balance) ˜ w (Outdoor) ˜ e (Indoor).
1
46
AUTO
LOCK
2
HOLD
3
WHT BAL
Display
Shooting conditions
∑
•Adjusting the white balance according to the light source.
This operation is not available during recording. Follow the steps
described on the next page to adjust the settings again.
w (Outdoor)
•Recording a sunset/sunrise, just after sunset, just before sunrise,
neon signs, or fireworks
•Under a color matching fluorescent lamp
e (Indoor)
•Lighting condition changes quickly
•Too bright place such as photography studios
•Under sodium lamps or mercury lamps
Shooting with manual adjustment
If you have selected ∑ in step 3
When you set the white balance to one-push white balance mode, the setting is locked and
maintained even if lighting conditions change. You can achieve recording with natural
colors without being affected by ambient light.
(With the ∑ indicator on the screen)
(1) Shoot a white object such as paper fully on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
(2) Press the control dial.
The ∑ indicator flashes quickly. When the white balance has been adjusted and stored in
the memory, the indicator stops flashing. The setting will be maintained for about one hour
after the battery is detached.
Set AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK or press WHT BAL to turn off the white balance
indicator.
Notes on the ∑ indicator on the screen
• The state of the indicator shows as follows:
Slow flashing: white balance is not adjusted.
Fast flashing: white balance is being adjusted.
Lights up: white balance has been adjusted.
• When the ∑ indicator remains flashing even if you press the control dial, shoot in
automatic white balance mode.
Advanced operations
To return to automatic adjustments
Notes on white balance
• When you shoot with studio lighting or video lighting, use the e (indoor) mode.
• When you shoot with fluorescent lighting, use automatic white balance mode. If you use
the e (indoor) mode, white balance may not be adjusted appropriately.
Shooting when lighting conditions change
• When lighting conditions have changed, readjust the white balance with the control dial
while the camcorder is in Standby mode.
• When you adjust the exposure and shutter speed manually, and move from indoors to
outdoors, or vice versa, adjust the white balance again.
• When you move from indoors to outdoors, or vice versa, or detach the battery for
replacement while shooting in automatic white balance mode or set the POWER switch to
CAMERA, point the camcorder at a white subject for about 10 seconds before you start
recording.
47
Shooting with manual adjustment
Adjusting recording level
You can adjust the recording sound level. Use headphones to monitor the sound when you
adjust.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select MIC LEVEL, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select MANUAL, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select LEVEL SET, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to adjust the microphone level, so that the peak indicator in
the lower-right corner does not light up. It is recommended to use headphones (not
supplied) to monitor the sound when making the adjustment.
(8) Press MENU to erase the menu display.
5,6
VTR
POWER
1
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
2,8
TAPE SET
A U I D O MO D E
M I C LEVEL
AUTO
REMA I N
MANUA L
T I ME CODE
RE TURN
TAPE SET
M I C LEVEL
LEVEL SET
[ M E N U ] : E RN ED T U R N
MENU
[ MENU ] : END
3,4
7
TAPE SET
A U I D O MO D E
M I C LEVEL
REMA I N
T I ME CODE
TAPE SET
A U I D O MO D E
M I C LEVEL
AUTO
[ M E N U ] : E RN ED M A I N
T I ME CODE
RE TURN
TAPE SET
M I C LEVEL
LEVEL SET
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
To adjust the microphone level automatically
Select AUTO in step 5, then press the control dial.
Notes on the adjustment
•The sound level setting is retained as long as the power is on and for about five minutes
after removing the battery.
•Sound level indicator appears at the lower right on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
48
The sound input through the AUDIO/VIDEO jack
You cannot adjust the recording level of the sound.
Shooting with manual adjustment
Using the ND filter
Using the ND filter (corresponds to 16% of the quantity of light), you can record a picture
clearly, preventing the picture from going out of focus under bright conditions.
When ND ON flashes on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder
The ND filter is necessary. Press ND FILTER so that the ND ON indicator appears.
The ND filter is now activated.
When ND OFF flashes on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder
ND FILTER
Advanced operations
The ND filter is not necessary. Press ND FILTER so that the ND OFF indicator stops
flashing.
The ND filter is now deactivated.
49
Shooting with manual adjustment
Shooting with the zebra pattern
You can set the camcorder to display a zebra pattern (diagonal stripes) in the portion of the
picture on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder with a subject whose brightness exceeds a
certain level. The portion of the picture where zebra pattern appears is an area of high
brightness and overexposure. You can check the picture level of a subject by displaying the
zebra pattern. Use the zebra pattern as a guide for adjusting the exposure and shutter speed
so that you can get the desired picture.
Set the ZEBRA selector to 70 or 100.
ZEBRA
OFF
70
100
To erase the zebra pattern
Set the ZEBRA selector to OFF.
Settings of the ZEBRA selector
Setting
Meaning
70
The zebra pattern appears in the portion of the picture on the LCD
screen or in the viewfinder with a subject whose brightness is about
70 IRE (70%).
100
The zebra pattern appears in the portion of the picture on the LCD
screen or in the viewfinder with a subject whose brightness exceeds
more than 100 IRE (100%).
OFF
The zebra pattern does not appear on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
Note on shooting with the zebra pattern
Even though you see the zebra pattern on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, the zebra
pattern is not recorded.
50
Shooting with manual adjustment
Releasing the Steady Shot function
When the Steady Shot function is working, the camcorder compensates for camera-shake.
You can release the Steady Shot function when you do not need to use it. The
indicator
appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. Do not use the Steady Shot function when
shooting a stationary object with a tripod.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select STEADYSHOT, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select OFF, then press the dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu display.
1
3,4
VTR
POWER
OFF
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
Advanced operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
MEMORY
CAMERA
CAMERA S E T
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT ON
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
5
2,6
MENU
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT ON
AE SH I F T
OF F
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
CAMERA S E T
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT OF F
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
To activate the Steady Shot function again
Select ON in step 5, then press the control dial.
Notes on the Steady Shot function
• The Steady Shot function will not correct excessive camera-shake.
• If you use a tele conversion lens or a wide conversion lens, the Steady Shot function may
not be fully effective.
51
Shooting with manual adjustment
Adjusting AE shift
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select AE SHIFT, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to adjust brightness, then press the dial.
Darker picture ˜ Brighter picture
(6) Press MENU to erase the menu display.
1
3,4
VTR
POWER
OFF
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
MEMORY
CAMERA
CAMERA S E T
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
5
2,6
MENU
CAMERA S E T
AE SH I F T
[ MENU ] : END
To deactivate AE shift
Set the bar indicator at the center in step 5, then press the control dial.
When you adjust AE shift
The –4 to +4 indicator is displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. The number
varies corresponding to the AE shift level.
52
Shooting with manual adjustment
Adjusting gain shift
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select GAIN SHIFT, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select –3dB, then press the dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu display.
3,4
VTR
POWER
OFF
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
CAMERA S E T
MEMORY
CAMERA
Advanced operations
1
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
0dB
[ MENU ] : END
5
2,6
MENU
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
0dB
F RAME REC
–3dB
I NT . REC
RE TURN
CAMERA S E T
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T – 3 d B
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
To deactivate gain shift
Select 0dB in step 5, then press the control dial.
What is gain shift
When shooting in bright conditions, the gain shift function automatically adjusts the
automatic exposure control’s gain value to –3dB as much as possible. This helps you shoot
pictures with less noises in a bright condition. In dark conditions, the unit operates as usual.
When you adjust gain shift
The
indicator is displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
53
Using the PROGRAM AE function
You can select from five PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) modes to suit your shooting
situation, referring to the following.
Selecting the best mode
Select a proper PROGRAM AE mode referring to the following description.
A: Aperture priority mode
Selecting the aperture to determine the desired depth of field. Gain and the shutter speed are
automatically set in combination with the aperture value to maintain appropriate exposure.
S: Shutter speed priority mode
Selecting the shutter speed manually. The exposure value changes in accordance with the
selected shutter speed.
: Sports lesson mode
Capturing high-speed action in sports such as golf or tennis
: Sunset & Moon mode
Recording sunset, night views, fireworks or neon signs
: Low lux mode
For recording a subject in insufficient light. Subject becomes bright.
Notes on focus setting
•In the Sports lesson mode, you cannot take close-ups because the camcorder is set to focus
only on subjects in the middle to far distance.
•In the Sunset & Moon mode, the camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects.
54
Using the PROGRAM AE function
Using the PROGRAM AE function
1
AUTO
LOCK
Advanced operations
(1) Set AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock release) position while the
camcorder is in Standby or Recording mode.
(2) Press PROGRAM AE.
(3) Turn the control dial so that the symbol of the desired PROGRAM AE mode
matches the indicator on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
When you select the aperture priority mode or the shutter speed priority mode,
press the control dial.
(4) In aperture priority mode ( A) or shutter speed priority mode ( S), turn the
control dial to select the desired aperture value (F value) or shutter speed.
Aperture priority mode:
Turn the control dial to select the desired aperture value. As you turn the dial, the F
value changes between F1.6 and F11.
For a smaller aperture, select a higher value. Gain and the shutter speed change in
accordance with the selected aperture value.
Shutter speed priority mode:
Turn the control dial to select the desired shutter speed. As you turn the dial,
shutter speed changes between 1/60 and 1/10000 (DSR-PD100A) or 1/50 and
1/10000 (DSR-PD100AP).
For a faster shutter speed, select a smaller value indicator on the LCD screen or in
the viewfinder. The gain and aperture values change in accordance with the
selected shutter speed.
3,4
HOLD
2
PROGRAM
AE
To return to automatic adjustment mode
Set AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK or press PROGRAM AE so that the indicator
disappears.
When you focus in telephoto
You cannot choose F1.6, F2 and F2.4.
55
Using the PROGRAM AE function
About the depth of field
The depth of field is the in-focus range, measured from the distance behind a subject to the
distance in front. The depth of field can vary with the iris (F value) and the focal length.
Lowering the F value (large iris) reduces the depth of field. Raising the F value (small iris)
provides a larger depth of field. Zooming in telephoto position offers a smaller depth of field
while the depth of field in wide-angle position is greater.
The depth of field
56
Shallow
Deep
Iris
Open (Low F value)
Close (High F value)
Zoom
Telephoto (T)
Wide (W)
Focusing manually
When to use manual focus
In the following cases you should obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually.
[a]
[b]
[c]
Advanced operations
• Insufficient light [a]
• Subjects with little contrast — walls, sky, etc. [b]
• Too much brightness behind the subject [c]
• Horizontal stripes [d]
• Subjects through frosted glass
• Subjects beyond nets, etc.
• Bright subject or subject reflecting light
• Shooting a stationary subject when using a tripod
[d]
57
Focusing manually
Adjusting focus manually
When focusing manually, first focus in telephoto before recording, and then reset the shot
length.
(1) Slide FOCUS down to MANUAL. The f indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
(2) Turn the focus ring to focus on the subject.
1
FOCUS
AUTO
2
MANUAL
INFINITY
PUSH AUTO
To focus in infinity
Slide FOCUS to INFINITY.
indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
This function is useful when the nearer subject is focused automatically, and you want to
focus on a faraway subject.
To shoot with auto focusing momentarily
Press PUSH AUTO.
The auto focus functions while you are pressing PUSH AUTO.
Use this button to focus on one subject and then another with smooth focusing.
When you release PUSH AUTO, manual focusing resumes.
To return to the autofocus mode
Slide FOCUS up to AUTO to turn off f or
indicator.
To shoot in relatively dark places or to shoot the subject moving quickly outside
Shoot at wide-angle after focusing in the telephoto position.
If lights up
Subject is too close.
58
Interval recording
You can make a time-lapse recording by setting the camcorder to automatically record and
standby sequentially. You can achieve an excellent recording for flowering, emergence, etc.,
with this function.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
VTR
POWER
VTR
9
POWER
1
I NTERVA L
OFF
OFF
MENU
MEMORY
CAMERA
MEMORY
CAMERA
2,8
6
1
3,4
CAMERA S E T
CAMERA S E T
I NT . REC
I NTERVA L
REC T I ME
RE TURN
3 0 SEC
3
4
CAMERA S E T
I NT . REC
I NTERVA L
REC T I ME
RE TURN
0 . 5 SEC
[ MENU ] : END
7
3 0 SEC
1M I N
5M I N
1 0M I N
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
ON
RE TURN
OF F
SET
[ MENU ] : END
2
CAMERA S E T
I NT . REC
I NTERVA L
REC T I ME
RE TURN
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
OF F
RE TURN
5
Advanced operations
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select INT.REC, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select SET, then press the dial.
Set INTERVAL and REC TIME.
1 Turn the control dial to select INTERVAL, then press the dial.
2 Turn the control dial to select the desired waiting time, then press the dial.
The time: 30SEC ˜ 1MIN ˜ 5MIN ˜ 10MIN.
3 Turn the control dial to select REC TIME, then press the dial.
4 Turn the control dial to select the desired recording time, then press the dial.
The time: 0.5SEC ˜ 1SEC ˜ 1.5SEC ˜ 2SEC.
RETURN, then press the dial.
5 Turn the control dial to select
(7) Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
(8) Press MENU to erase the menu display. The interval recording indicator flashes.
(9) Press START/STOP to start interval recording. The interval recording indicator
lights up.
CAMERA S E T
I NT . REC
I NTERVA L
REC T I ME
RE TURN
0 . 5 SEC
1 SEC
1 . 5 SEC
2 SEC
[ MENU ] : END
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
ON
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
59
Interval recording
To cancel the interval recording
•Set INT.REC to OFF in the menu system.
•Set the POWER switch to OFF, VTR or MEMORY.
To stop the interval recording momentarily and perform normal
recording
Press START/STOP. You can perform the normal recording only once. To cancel the normal
recording, press START/STOP again.
During the interval recording mode
The INTERVAL indicator appears.
Notes on interval recording
•You cannot do interval recording with photo recording.
•You cannot perform interval recording in the MEMORY mode.
•There may be a discrepancy in recording time of up to +/– 6 frames from the selected time.
60
Cut recording
You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using cut recording. To create
this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make a cut recording. We recommend
you to use a tripod, and to operate the camcorder using the Remote Commander in steps 7
and 8.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select FRAME REC, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu display.
Press START/STOP to start cut recording. The camcorder makes a recording for
about six frames, and returns to recording standby.
(8) Move the subject, and repeat step 7.
1
7,8
Advanced operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
VTR
POWER
VTR
POWER
OFF
OFF
3,4
MEMORY
CAMERA
MEMORY
CAMERA
2,6
MENU
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
I NT . REC
CAMERA S E T
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
OF F
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
5
CAMERA S E T
D Z OOM
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
OF F
I NT . REC
ON
RE TURN
CAMERA S E T
[ M E N U ] D: E ZN OD O M
1 6 : 9W I DE
S T E ADY SHOT
AE SH I F T
GA I N SH I F T
F RAME REC
ON
I NT . REC
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
61
Cut recording
To cancel the cut recording
•Set FRAME REC to OFF in the menu system.
•Set the POWER switch to OFF, VTR, or MEMORY.
Notes on cut recording
•The last recorded cut is longer than other cuts.
•The proper remaining tape time is not indicated if you use this function continuously.
62
Connecting the external microphone with the
XLR connector
When using the ECM-670 external microphone (not supplied), attach the CAC-12
microphone holder (not supplied) and supplied XLR adaptor.
1
2
3
Attach the holder
so that the moving
part is on top.
4
5
Advanced operations
(1) Attach the XLR adaptor to the accessory shoe on the camcorder and tighten the
screw of the XLR adaptor.
(2) Attach the microphone holder with the supplied screws.
(3) Loosen the microphone holder screw and open the cover.
(4) Place the microphone into the holder, close the cover, and tighten the screw.
(5) Connect the microphone to the MIC IN connector on the XLR adaptor, using a
microphone cable (not supplied).
(6) Set the +48V switch to ON.
6
+48V
To use the LEVEL selector
Set this selector to appropriate positions according to your conditions.
STD: Normally, set to this position.
ATT: When the sound level to be recorded is too high. This reduces the sound level.
GAIN: When using a low-sensitivity microphone, or when the sound level is too low.
Notes
• When you use a wind screen other than the one supplied with ECM-670, make sure that
the wind screen does not appear on the screen, using an underscan monitor.
• When detaching the microphone cable, do so while holding the PUSH button down.
• When detaching the XLR adaptor, do so after having loosened the screw of the XLR
adaptor.
63
Attaching the supplied wide conversion lens
Hold the camcorder with its lens pointing upward. Align the groove on the wide conversion
lens with the protruding part on the camcorder lens, then turn the ring in the direction of the
arrow.
Attaching the wide conversion lens hood
Align the protruding part on the wide conversion lens hood with the groove on the wide
conversion lens, then turn the ring in the direction of the arrow.
Note on the wide conversion lens
When the wide conversion lens is attached to the camcorder, the Steady Shot function may
not be fully effective.
To attach the wide conversion lens securely
Turn the ring of the lens while lightly pressing the wide conversion lens down on the
camcorder.
Note on the wide conversion lens hood
When the hood is attached to the wide conversion lens, you cannot attach a filter, etc. If you
need to use a filter, detach the hood before attaching the filter.
64
Note on the video flash light
When you use the HVL-FDH2 video flash light (not supplied) with the supplied wide
conversion lens attached, the flash light will be partially eclipsed by the lens.
Superimposing a title
If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the titles while recording or
after recording. When you play back the tape, the title is displayed for five seconds from the
point where you superimposed it.
You can select from eight preset titles and two original (CUSTOM TITLE) to superimpose
over the picture.
Superimposing titles
1,8
TITLE
2
PRESET T I T L E
SCENE 1
SCENE 2
SCENE 3
SCENE 4
SCENE 5
SCENE 6
SCENE 7
SCENE 8
[ T I T L E ] : END
3
4-6
PRESET T I T L E
SCENE 1
SCENE 2
SCENE 3
SCENE 4
SCENE 5
SCENE 6
SCENE 7
SCENE 8
RE TURN
[ T I T L E ] : END
S I Z E SMA L L
S I ZE
Advanced operations
(1) Press TITLE to display the title menu.
(2) Turn the control dial to select , then press the dial.
(3) Turn the control dial to select the desired title, then press the dial. The titles are
displayed.
(4) Turn the control dial to select the color, size, or position, then press the dial.
(5) Turn the control dial to select the desired item, then press the dial.
(6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the title is arranged as desired.
(7) Press the control dial again to complete the setting.
(8) When you want to stop recording the title, press TITLE.
PRESET T I T L E
SCENE 1
SCENE 2
SCENE 3
SCENE 4
SCENE 5
SCENE 6
SCENE 7
SCENE 8
RE TURN
[ T I T L E ] : END
T I TLE
SCENE 6
[ T I T L E ] : END
T I TLE
L ARGE
SCENE 6
SCENE 6
[ T I T L E ] : END
7
SCENE 6
To superimpose the title from beginning
After step 7, press START/STOP to start recording.
To superimpose the title while you are recording
After pressing START/STOP to start recording, start from step 1. In this case, beep or
melody is not heard.
To use the custom title
When you want to use the custom title, select
in step 2.
65
Superimposing a title
Notes on superimposing a title
•If you have not given any custom title, “– – – – ...” appears on the display.
•The FADER function works while the title is displayed, however, the title does not fade.
•If you display the menu or title menu while superimposing a title, the title is not recorded
while the menu or title menu is being displayed.
Title color changes as follows:
WHITE ˜ YELLOW ˜ VIOLET ˜ RED ˜ CYAN ˜ GREEN ˜ BLUE
Title size changes as follows:
SMALL ˜ LARGE
Title position changes as follows:
When you select the title size “SMALL,” you can choose 9 positions. When you select the
title size “LARGE” you can choose 8 positions.
Notes on the title
•Depending on size or position of the title, both of date and time or either of them is not
displayed.
•If you input 13 characters or more for a LARGE title, the title is automatically reduced into
a SMALL size after the position is set.
•When the title is displayed, LCD BRIGHT and microphone level indicators do not appear.
•Normally, you can register up to 84 titles, each of which consists of about 5 characters, in
the cassette memory. In case the cassette memory has already stored dates, photo data, and
a cassette label to its full capacity, you can register up to 53 titles in it. A cassette with 16K
memory can store up to 24 dates, 48 photo data, and one cassette label in its memory.
66
Superimposing a title
Erasing a title
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Press MENU to display the menu.
Turn the control dial to select
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select TITLEERASE, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select the title you want to erase, then press the dial.
Make sure the title is the one you want to erase, then press the control dial again.
Press MENU to erase the menu display.
MENU
2,3
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
T I T L EERASE
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
.
[ MENU ] : END
Advanced operations
1,6
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
T I T L EERASE
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
4,5
MENU
ERASE OK ?
1
2
3
4
5
6
T I T L E ERASE
SCENE 1
SCENE 2
SCENE 3
SCENE 4
SCENE 5
SCENE 6
[ EXEC ] : DE L ETE
4
SCENE 4
ERASE OK ?
RE TURN
ERASE
[ MENU ] : END
Note
If you use a cassette tape set to prevent accidental erasure, you cannot erase the title. Slide
the protect tab so that the red portion is not visible.
67
Making a custom title
If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can make up to two titles and store them in the
camcorder. We recommend you to set the POWER switch to VTR or eject the cassette before
you begin.
Your title can have up to 20 characters.
(1) Press TITLE to display the title menu.
(2) Turn the control dial to select , then press the dial.
(3) Turn the control dial to select the first line (CUSTOM1) or second line (CUSTOM2),
then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to select the column of the desired character, then press the
dial.
(5) Turn the control dial to select the desired character, then press the dial.
(6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you finish the title.
(7) To finish the titling work, turn the control dial to select [SET], then press the dial.
1
2
TITLE
3
T I TLE SET
C O S T O M 1 " – – – – – – – – – – – .. "
C O S T O M 2 " – – – – – – – – – – – .. "
T I TLE SET
–––––––––––––––––––––
–––––––––––––––––––––
RE TURN
[ T I T L E ] : END
[ T I T L E ] : END
T I TLE SET
–––––––––––––––––––––
–––––––––––––––––––––
RE TURN
T I TLE SET
–––––––––––––––––––––
[ T I T L E ] : END
[ T I T L E ] : END
T I TLE SET
–––––––––––––––––––––
T I TLE SET
–––––––––––––––––––––
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
4-6
7
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
T I TLE SET
S U MM E R C A M P
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ T I T L E ] : END
68
IN
LAKE– –
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ T I T L E ] : END
[ T I T L E ] : END
T I TLE SET
–––––––––––––––––––––
T I TLE SET
S––––––––––––––––––––
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ T I T L E ] : END
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ T I T L E ] : END
Making a custom title
To edit a title you have stored
In step 3, select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2, depending on which title you want to edit, then
change the title.
If you take 5 minutes or longer to enter characters while a cassette is in the camcorder
The power goes off automatically. Characters you have entered remain. Set the POWER
switch to OFF once, then to CAMERA, then proceed from step 1.
To erase a character
Advanced operations
In step 4, turn the control dial to select [M] then press the dial. The last character is erased.
Repeat this step until all characters are deleted.
69
Labeling a cassette
If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can label a cassette. The label can consist of up
to 10 characters and is stored in cassette memory. When you insert the labeled cassette and
turn the power on, the label is displayed on the LCD screen, in the viewfinder, or on the TV
screen.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Insert the cassette you want to label.
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select TAPE TITLE, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select the column of the desired character, then press the
dial.
(7) Turn the control dial to select the desired character, then press the dial.
(8) Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you finish the label.
(9) Turn the control dial to select [SET], then press the dial.
2
VTR
MENU
4,5
POWER
3
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
T I T L EERASE
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
T I T L EERASE
[ M E N U ] T: IE TN LD E D S P L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
1
––––––––––
MENU T A P E T I T L L
–––––––––––––––––––––
[ M E N U ] A: BE CN DD E
12345
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ MENU ] : END
6-8
MENU T A P E T I T L L
–––––––––––––––––––––
9
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
MENU T A P E T I T L L
MU S I C – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ MENU ] : END
70
MENU T A P E T I T L L
–––––––––––––––––––––
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
MENU T A P E T I T L L
–––––––––––––––––––––
MENU T A P E T I T L L
M– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ MENU ] : END
ABCDE 1 2 3 4 5
FGH I J 6 7 8 9 0
K L MNO ' , . / –
PQRS T [
]
U VWX Y [ S E T ]
Z& ? !
[ MENU ] : END
Labeling a cassette
To erase a character
In step 6 turn the control dial to select [ M ], then press the dial. The last character is erased.
To change the label you have made
Insert the cassette to change the label, and operate in the same way to make a new label.
If the
mark appears in step 5
The cassette memory is full. If you erase the title in the cassette, you can label it.
Note on “-----” indicator displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder
The “-----” indicates the number of characters you can select for the label. When the “-----”
indicator has fewer than 10 spaces, the cassette memory is full.
Note on the cassettes
If you use a cassette tape set to prevent accidental erasure, you cannot label it. Slide the
protect tab so that the red portion is not visible.
Advanced operations
If you have superimposed titles in the cassette
When the label is displayed, up to 4 titles also appear.
71
Watching on a TV screen
Connect the camcorder to your TV or VCR to watch the playback picture on the TV screen.
When monitoring the playback picture by connecting the camcorder to your TV, we
recommend you to use house current (mains) for the power source.
Connecting directly to a TV or VCR with Audio/Video input jacks
Open the jack cover and connect the camcorder to the inputs on the TV by using the
supplied A/V connecting cable. Set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.
Turn down the volume of the camcorder.
To get higher quality pictures in DVCAM format, connect the camcorder to your TV using
the S video connecting cable (not supplied).
If you are going to connect the camcorder using the S video connecting cable (not supplied)
[a], you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable [b].
(not supplied)
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
[a]
S VIDEO
[b]
AUDIO/VIDEO
Ç : Signal flow
If your VCR or TV is a monaural type
Connect only the white plug for audio on both the camcorder and the VCR or the TV. If you
connect the white plug, the sound is L (left) signal. If you connect the red plug, the sound is
R (right) signal.
When you adjust the TV screen
Set COLOR BAR (COLOUR BAR) to ON in the menu system. The color bar is displayed on
the TV screen.
72
Viewing the picture with the picture effect
You can play back recorded images with the picture effect. The available picture effects are
NEG. ART, SEPIA, B&W and SOLARIZE.
During playback, press PICTURE EFFECT.
See page 40 for details on the picture effect.
1
NEG . ART
PICTURE
EFFECT
Advanced operations
To return to normal mode
Press PICTURE EFFECT so that the indicator disappears.
If you turn the power off or stop playing back
The picture effect is automatically canceled.
The picture you apply picture effects to
The picture with the picture effect is not output through the DV IN/OUT jack.
73
Viewing the picture with the digital effect
You can play back recorded images with the digital effect.
The available digital effects are STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL.
(1) During playback, press DIGITAL EFFECT.
(2) Turn the control dial to select the desired digital effect mode.
(3) Press the control dial. The digital effect indicator lights up and the bars appear. The still
picture is stored in memory in the STILL or LUMI. mode.
(4) Turn the control dial to adjust the effects.
See page 42 for details on the digital effect.
1
ST I LL
DIGITAL
EFFECT
2,3
4
To return to normal mode
Press DIGITAL EFFECT so that the indicator disappears.
If you turn the power off or stop playing back
The digital effect is automatically canceled.
The picture you apply digital effects to
The picture with the digital effect is not output through the
74
DV IN/OUT jack.
Searching the boundaries of recorded tape with
date – date search
You can search for the boundaries of recorded tape with date – Date Search function. To
search the beginning of the specific date and play back from the point, there are two ways:
• Using cassette memory, you can select the date displayed on the LCD screen.
• Without using cassette memory.
You can only operate with the Remote Commander.
Searching for the date by using cassette memory
You can use this function only when playing back a tape with cassette memory (p. 118).
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select CM SEARCH in
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the date search
indicator appears.
(6) Press = or + to select the date for playback.
Advanced operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Playback starts from the beginning of the selected date automatically.
9
9
9
0
0
0
2
MEMORY
/ 5 / 9
/ 6 / 9
/ 24 / 9
/ 1 / 0
/ 11 / 0
/ 29 / 0
CAMERA
SEP
SEP
DEC
J AN
FEB
APR
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
VTR
1
DA T E SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
POWER
5
MENU
3,4
6
DA T E SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP
SEP
DEC
J AN
FEB
APR
/ 5 / 9
/ 6 / 9
/ 24 / 9
/ 1 / 0
/ 11 / 0
/ 29 / 0
9
9
9
0
0
0
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
ON
T I T L E ERA S E OFF
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
[ M E N U ] : E ND
To stop searching
Press p.
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
Notes
• The interval of the boundaries between the dates needs more than two minutes. The
camcorder may not search if the beginning of the recorded date is too close to the next one.
• The black cursor on the screen indicates the date that was selected previously.
• If a tape has a blank portion in the beginning or between recorded portions, the date search
function will not work correctly.
• Up to 24 date data can be stored in a cassette with 16 K memory.
75
Searching the boundaries of recorded tape with date – date search
Searching for the date without using cassette memory
If you use the tape without cassette memory, skip steps 3 and 4.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select CM SEARCH in
Turn the control dial to select OFF, then press the dial.
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the date search
indicator appears.
(6) When the current position is [b], press = to search towards [a] or press + to
search towards [c]. Each time you press = or +, the camcorder searches for
the previous or next date.
Playback starts automatically when date changed.
DSR-PD100A
JUL.4.1999
JUL.5.1999
[b]
[a]
DSR-PD100AP
4.7.1999
[c]
5.7.1999
[b]
[a]
31.12.1999
[c]
VTR
OFF
1
DA T E SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
POWER
5
DEC.31.1999
MEMORY
CAMERA
2
MENU
3,4
6
76
To stop searching
Press p.
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
ON
T I T L EERASE
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
ON
T I T L EERASE OF F
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
Searching the boundaries of recorded tape with
title – title search
You can search for the boundaries of recorded tape with title – Title Search function. If you
use a tape with cassette memory, you can select the title displayed on the LCD screen.
You can only operate with the Remote Commander.
Searching for the title by using cassette memory
You can use this function only when playing back a tape with cassette memory (p. 118).
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select CM SEARCH in
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the title search
indicator appears.
(6) Press = or + to select the title for playback.
Playback starts from the scene of the selected title automatically.
2
MEMORY
CAMERA
SCENE 1
SCENE 2
SCENE 3
SCENE 4
SCENE 5
SCENE 6
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
VTR
1
T I T L E SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
POWER
5
Advanced operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
MENU
3,4
6
T I T L E SEARCH
3
4
5
6
7
8
SCENE 3
SCENE 4
SCENE 5
SCENE 6
SCENE 7
SCENE 8
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
ON
T I T L EERASE OF F
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
To stop searching
Press p.
Notes
• You cannot superimpose or search a title, if you use a cassette tape without cassette
memory.
• The camcorder may not search, if a tape has a blank portion in the between of the recorded
portions.
77
Searching for a photo – photo search/photo scan
You can search for the recorded still picture – Photo Search function. There are two modes in
Photo Search:
•Using cassette memory, you can select the recorded date which is displayed on the LCD
screen.
•Without using cassette memory.
You can also search for still pictures one after another and display each picture for five
seconds automatically – Photo Scan function. Even if your tape has no cassette memory, you
can use the Photo Scan function.
You can only operate with the Remote Commander.
Searching for a photo by using cassette memory – photo search
You can use this function only when playing back a tape with cassette memory (p. 118).
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select CM SEARCH in
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the photo
search indicator appears.
(6) Press = or + to select the date for playback.
Playback starts from the photo of the selected date automatically.
9
9
9
0
0
0
5 :
8 :
10 :
11 :
4 :
1 :
3
5
3
2
1
4
0 PM
0 AM
0 AM
5 PM
1 PM
5 PM
2
MEMORY
/ 5 / 9
/ 6 / 9
/ 24 / 9
/ 1 / 0
/ 11 / 0
/ 29 / 0
CAMERA
SEP
SEP
DEC
J AN
FEB
APR
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
VTR
1
PHOTO S E ARCH
SEARCH
MODE
POWER
5
MENU
3,4
6
PHOTO S E ARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP
SEP
DEC
J AN
FEB
APR
/ 5 / 9
/ 6 / 9
/ 24 / 9
/ 1 / 0
/ 11 / 0
/ 29 / 0
9
9
9
0
0
0
5
8
10
11
4
1
:
:
:
:
:
:
3
5
3
2
1
4
0 PM
0 AM
0 AM
5 PM
1 PM
5 PM
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
ON
T I T L E ERA S E OFF
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
[ M E N U ] : E ND
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
78
Searching for a photo – photo search/photo scan
To stop searching
Press p.
Note
When you play back a tape which has a blank portion in the between of the recorded
portions, the photo search function may not work correctly.
Searching for a photo without using cassette memory – photo
search
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select CM SEARCH in
Turn the control dial to select OFF, then press the dial.
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the photo
search indicator appears.
(6) Press = or + to select the photo for playback. Each time you press = or
+, the camcorder searches for the previous or next scene.
Advanced operations
If you use a tape without cassette memory, skip the steps 3 and 4.
Playback starts from the photo automatically.
VTR
OFF
1
PHOTO S E ARCH
SEARCH
MODE
POWER
5
MEMORY
CAMERA
2
MENU
3,4
6
CM S E T
CM S E A R C H
ON
T I T L EERASE OF F
T I T L E DSP L
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE A L L
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
To stop searching
Press p.
79
Searching for a photo – photo search/photo scan
Scanning photo – photo scan
You can use this function whether the tape has cassette memory or not.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VTR.
(2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly until the photo scan
indicator displayed on the LCD screen.
(3) Press = or +.
Each photo is displayed for about 5 seconds automatically.
80
MEMORY
CAMERA
3
To stop scanning
Press p.
OFF
PHOTO 0 0
SCAN
VTR
1
SEARCH
MODE
POWER
2
Displaying recording data – data code
function
You can display recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) on the LCD
screen or in the viewfinder during playback (Data Code). The Data Code is also displayed on
the TV.
Press DATA CODE during playback.
DATA CODE
F11
AUTO
6 0 AWB
0 dB
F11
AUTO
6 0 AWB
0 dB
(DSR-PD100A)
26 10 1999
1 2 : 0 5 : 56
Advanced operations
OC T 2 6 1 9 9 9
1 2 : 0 5 : 5 6 AM
(DSR-PD100AP)
To select the items to be displayed
Set DATA CODE in the menu system, and select the following items:
When DATE/CAM is selected: date n various settings (SteadyShot OFF, PROGRAM AE,
shutter speed, white balance, aperture value, gain) n no indicator.
When DATE is selected: date n no indicator.
When you record a picture with adjusting the exposure to the darkest manually
“CLOSE” appears at the position of the iris indicator on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
When bars (-- -- --) appear
• A blank portion of the tape is being played back.
• The tape was recorded by a camcorder without having date and time set.
• The tape is unreadable due to tape damage or noise.
Note
The pictures taken with the memory card slot is not recorded with the camera data.
81
Editing onto another tape
You can create your own video program by editing with any other
DVCAM,
DV,
mini DV, h 8 mm, H Hi8, j VHS, k S-VHS,  VHSC, K S-VHSC,
l Betamax or ¬ ED Betamax VCR that has audio/video inputs. You can edit with little
deterioration of picture and sound quality when using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable).
Before editing
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using the supplied A/V connecting cable or the VMCIL4415/IL4435/2DV/4DV i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable).
Using the A/V connecting cable [a] or S video connecting cable
(not supplied) [b]
Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
TV
(not supplied)
S VIDEO IN
[b]
AUDIO/VIDEO
VIDEO IN
VCR
S VIDEO
[a]
AUDIO IN
: Signal flow
Notes on editing when using the A/V connecting cable
•Press DATA CODE, SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander, or DISPLAY to turn off
the display indicators. Otherwise, the indicators will be recorded on the tape.
•If your TV or VCR is a monaural type, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting
cable for video to the TV or VCR. Connect only the white or red plug for audio to the TV or
VCR. If you connect the white plug, the sound is L (left) signal. If you connect the red plug,
the sound is R (right) signal.
•You can edit precisely by connecting a LANC cable to this camcorder and other video
equipment having fine synchro-editing function, using this camcorder as a player.
82
Editing onto another tape
Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
Simply connect the VMC-IL4415/IL4435/2DV/4DV i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) to
DV IN/OUT and to DV IN/OUT of the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection,
video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
S VIDEO
LANC
DV IN/OUT
Advanced operations
DV
DV IN/OUT
ç : Signal flow
Notes on editing when using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
•You can connect one VCR only.
•You can record picture, sound and system data at the same time on the DV products by
using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) only.
•You cannot edit the titles, display indicator or the contents of cassette memory.
•If you record playback pause picture with the DV IN/OUT jack, the recorded picture
becomes rough. And when you play back the picture using the other video equipment, the
picture may jitter.
•You can also use the camcorder as a recorder with this connection. In this case “DV IN”
indicator appears on the screen.
•When you use the camcorder as a recorder, the color balance may be incorrect on the
monitor screen. But this is not recorded on the tape.
To perform a more precise editing
Use DV synchro-editing function (see page 84).
Starting editing
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert your
recorded tape into the camcorder.
(2) Play back the recorded tape on the camcorder until you locate the point where you want
to start editing, then press P to set the camcorder in playback pause mode.
(3) On the VCR, locate the recording start point and set the VCR in recording pause mode.
(4) Press P on the camcorder and VCR simultaneously to start editing.
To edit more scenes
Repeat steps 2 to 4.
To stop editing
Press π on both the camcorder and the VCR.
83
Editing partially on a mini DVCAM tape – DV
synchro-editing
By simply selecting the scenes to edit, you can duplicate the desired portion on a tape, using
other equipment connected with an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). The scenes can be
selected by frame. Since the camcorder exchanges digital signals, you can edit with little
audio and video deterioration.
You cannot duplicate titles, display indicators or the contents of cassette memory.
The connection is the same as on page 83.
(1) Insert a recorded tape into the camcorder and insert a blank tape into the DVCAM
product.
(2) Set the POWER switch of the camcorder to VTR.
(3) Set the input selector to DV input on the DVCAM product. If the DVCAM product
is another DVCAM camcorder, set its POWER switch to VTR.
(4) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
(5) Turn the control dial to select
(6) Turn the control dial to select DV EDITING, then press the dial.
(7) Using the tape transport buttons, locate the point where you want to start editing,
then press P to set the camcorder in playback pause mode.
(8) Press the control dial or MARK on the Remote Commander to set DV EDITING
IN.
(9) Using the tape transport buttons, locate the point where you want to end editing,
then press P to set the camcorder in playback pause mode.
(10) Press the control dial or MARK on the Remote Commander to set DV EDITING
OUT. The editing process starts. When the process ends, the camcorder and the
DVCAM product automatically set to pause mode.
4
5,6
8,10
MEMORY
REC
7,9
MENU
OTHERS
BEEP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
DV ED I T I NG
OTHERS
BEEP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
DV ED I T I NG RE ADY
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
DV ED I T I NG
IN
OU T
[ MARK ] : EXEC
84
2
CAMERA
PAUSE
1
FF
OFF
STOP
PLAY
VTR
REW
POWER
7,9
0 : 23 : 12 : 01
DV I N
[ MENU ] : END
DV ED I T I NG
IN
OU T
[ MARK ] : EXEC
0 : 23 : 12 : 01
[ MENU ] : END
Editing partially on a mini DVCAM tape – DV synchro-editing
Notes
•If you use other than Sony DVCAM equipment, you cannot perform DV synchro-editing.
•You cannot set DV EDITING IN or OUT on a blank portion of the tape.
Errors in duplicating
If you connect this camcorder to Sony equipment with DV jack, the range of errors is within
+/– 5 frames. The range may become wider in the following conditions.
•The interval between DV EDITING IN and OUT is less than five seconds.
•DV EDITING IN is set at the beginning of the tape.
•DV synchro-editing is performed repeatedly.
Advanced operations
If you do not make connections with i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
The screen shows NOT READY, and you cannot select DV EDITING.
85
Recording from a VCR or TV
You can record a tape from another VCR or a TV program from a TV that has audio/video
outputs. Connect the camcorder to the VCR or TV. Recording quality by analog input,
however, is not satisfying for professional use.
You can record only from a PAL system-based TV when you use this function (DSRPD100AP only).
(1) Set the POWER switch to VTR and set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu system.
(2) Press r REC and the button on the right together at the point where you want to
start recording.
In recording and the recording pause mode, S VIDEO and AUDIO/VIDEO jacks
automatically work as input jacks.
2
VTR
POWER
1
REC
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
(not supplied)
OUT
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
OUT
S VIDEO
[a]
VIDEO
[b]
AUDIO
: Signal flow
AUDIO/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
If your TV or VCR is a monaural type, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable
for video to the TV or VCR. Connect only the white or red plug for audio to the TV or VCR.
If you connect the white plug, the sound is L (left) signal. If you connect the red plug, the
sound is R (right) signal.
If you are going to connect the camcorder using the S video cable (not supplied) [a], you do
not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable [b] .
Notes
• If the S video plug is not provided on your TV or VCR, do not connect the S video cable
(not supplied) to the camcorder. Pictures will not appear.
• The dual sound cannot be recorded in this camcorder.
• If you fast-forward or slow-playback on the other equipment, the image being recorded
may turn black and white. When recording from other equipment, be sure to play back the
original tape at normal speed.
To stop recording
86
Press π.
Audio dubbing
You can record an audio sound to add to the original sound on a tape by connecting audio
equipment or a microphone. If you connect the audio equipment, you can add sound to your
recorded tape by specifying the starting and ending points. The original sound will not be
erased.
You can only operate with the Remote Commander.
Connecting the microphone with the MIC jack
Advanced operations
MIC
(PLUG IN
POWER)
Ç : Signal flow
Microphone (not supplied)
Note
You can check the recorded picture and sound by connecting the AUDIO/VIDEO jack to a
TV.
The recorded sound is not output from a speaker. Check the sound by using the TV or
headphones.
Connecting the microphone with the intelligent accessory shoe
using the XLR adaptor
Connection is the same as shown in page 63.
Microphone (not supplied)
XLR adaptor
Note
You can check the recorded picture and sound by connecting the AUDIO/VIDEO jack to a
TV.
The recorded sound is not output from a speaker. Check the sound by using the TV or
headphones.
87
Audio dubbing
Dubbing with the AUDIO/VIDEO jack
Audio equipment
LINE OUT
L
R
AUDIO L
AUDIO/
VIDEO
AUDIO R
A/V connecting cable
Ç : Signal flow
Do not connect the
video (yellow)
plug.
Note
The picture is not output from the AUDIO/VIDEO jack. Check the recorded picture on the
LCD screen or in the viewfinder, as well as check the recorded sound by using a speaker or
headphones.
Dubbing with the built-in microphones
No connection is necessary.
Adding an audio sound on a recorded tape
(1) Insert your recorded tape into the camcorder.
(2) Set the POWER switch to VTR.
(3) On the camcorder, locate the point where the recording should begin by pressing 0 or
). Then press P to set it to playback pause mode.
(4) Press AUDIO DUB on the Remote Commander .
(5) Press P on the Remote Commander and at the same time start playing back the audio
you want to record.
(6) Press p on the Remote Commander at the point where you want to stop recording.
88
Audio dubbing
To play back the new recorded sound
Adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new sound (ST2) by selecting
AUDIO MIX in the menu system.
VTR SET
H i F i SOUND
AUD I O M I X
RE TURN
ST1
ST2
[ MENU ] : END
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
If you make all the connections
The audio input to be recorded will take precedence over others in the following order.
• MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack
• Intelligent accessory shoe
• AUDIO/VIDEO jack
• Built-in microphone
Advanced operations
Five minutes after when you disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack, the
setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only. The factory setting is
original sound only.
If an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) is connected to this unit
You cannot add a sound to a recorded tape.
If you disconnect or connect a cable to the camcorder during recording
The recording may stop.
Notes on audio dubbing
• A new sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the FS48K (16-bit) mode (32
kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz).
• When an external microphone is not connected, the recording will be made through the
built-in microphone of the camcorder.
• If you add a new sound on a tape recorded with another camcorder (including DSRPD100A/PD100AP), the sound quality may become worse.
• You cannot add audio with the DV IN/OUT jack.
89
Memory card slot operations
Using the memory card slot – introduction
This camcorder is equipped with a memory card slot that conforms to ATA specification of
PC Card standard.
You can record still images to “Memory Stick”s using the supplied PC card adaptor or to PC
cards (not supplied). You can exchange image data with other equipment such as personal
computers etc., using “Memory Stick”s or PC cards.
Image
Record the still image on “Memory
Stick” with the PC card adaptor. Play
back the picture with your PC.
About “Memory Stick” and PC card adaptor
The “Memory Stick” is a brand new type of recording medium that records images and
sounds as digital data and operates just like a PC card.
“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Precautions
[a]
[b]
•Do not touch the terminal of the “Memory Stick” [a] by your hand or a metal object.
•Do not attach any other material than the supplied label on the label space of the “Memory
Stick” [b].
•Keep dust or extraneous matter out of the connector and “Memory Stick” slot of the PC
card adaptor.
•Do not strike, bend, or drop the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor.
•Do not disassemble or convert the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor.
•Do not wet the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor.
•Do not use or store the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor in the following areas:
– Hot locations such as the inside of a car or the outdoors under hot weather.
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight.
– Humid or corrosive locations.
•Carry or store the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor in its supplied case.
90
For proper operation
•Setting the write-protect switch to “LOCK” disables you to record or delete data.
•We recommend that you make a backup copy of important data.
•Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while reading or writing data.
•Recorded data may be lost or damaged in the following situations:
– When you remove the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor or turn off the camcorder
while reading or writing data.
– When you use the “Memory Stick” or PC card adaptor in the locations subject to static
electricity or electrical noise.
Using the memory card slot – introduction
Data file names of image
Example: MVC00001.jpg
On file format (JPEG)
This unit compresses image data in JPEG format (extension .jpg) and simultaneously records
thumbnail data for the index screen. The index screen data is varies only on this unit.
The types of PC cards you can use
Use TYPE II PC cards that conform to ATA specification of PC card standard. Format the PC
card with this camcorder before use. Once you format the PC card, you can store data of up
to 64 MB in it.
About the power source
When you use the memory card slot, getting the power from a wall outlet is recommended,
using the AC power adaptor.
About the remaining battery indicator
This camcorder displays remaining recording/playback time on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder. This function may not work properly in certain operating conditions. Especially
when using the memory card slot, the correct remaining time may not be indicated due to
increased power consumption. This is not a malfunction.
Memory card slot operations
Compatible PC cards
HITACHI
HB286008A3, HB286015A3, HB286030A3, HB286045A3, HB286060A3
Be sure to refer to the instruction manual supplied with the PC card.
Power supply
When using a video light (not supplied) or similar equipment connected to the intelligent
accessory shoe of the camcorder, recording an image to a “Memory Stick” or PC card may
result in a temporary power shortage in the accessory shoe, causing the video light to go out.
This does not affect other functions.
When using a battery case
When using a battery case (not supplied) such as the EBP-L7, you cannot perform operations
that require the PC card adaptor. The screen displays “FOR “InfoLITHIUM” BATTERY
ONLY.”
Note on image data compatibility
Image data files recorded on “Memory Stick”s by your camcorder do not conform with the
Design Rules for Camera File Systems universal standard established by the JEIDA (Japan
Electronic Industry Development Association).
You cannot play back on your camcorder still images recorded on other equipment that
conform with this universal standard.
CAUTION
Do not insert your finger or an object into the memory card slot.
91
Using the memory card slot – introduction
Inserting a “Memory Stick” into PC card adaptor
Insert a “Memory Stick” with its connector side facing down.
Before inserting, check that the write protect switch is not set to LOCK position for recording
a still picture.
PC card adaptor
Eject button
“Memory Stick”
To eject the “Memory Stick”
Press the eject button.
Inserting the PC card adaptor or PC card
With the upper side of the connector facing the LCD panel, insert the PC card adaptor or PC
card until it clicks.
Access lamp
To eject the PC card adaptor or PC card
Slide the MEMORY RELEASE lever in the direction of the arrow as illustrated below.
MEMORY RELEASE
When the access lamp is flashing
Never shake or strike the unit. Do not turn the power off , eject a PC card adaptor/PC card
or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur.
92
Using the memory card slot – introduction
When the PC card adaptor or PC card does not come out
Remove the battery before ejecting the PC card adaptor/PC card.
Connecting the PC card/parallel port adaptor (not supplied) with
your computer
to D-sub
25-pin
connector
Printer cable
to keyboard
connector
Memory card slot operations
To display images recorded on the “Memory Stick” or PC card on the computer monitor,
connect the PC card/parallel port adaptor with your computer.
Turn off your computer, and then connect the PC card/parallel port adaptor (not supplied)
with your computer as illustrated below.
Install the MSAC-PR1 device driver into your computer from CD-ROM supplied with the
MSAC-PR1. For details, refer to “READ ME” on the CD-ROM.
Computer
Keyboard
Power/access lamp
DC jack
Adaptor connector
To eject the PC card/PC card adaptor
Press the eject button.
Notes on the connection
• Select the one from the two DIN connectors that matches the keyboard connector of the
computer, and use this connector to connect the computer.
• When connecting the PC card/parallel port adaptor (not supplied) and the keyboard, make
sure sizes of the DIN connector of the keyboard and power cord match, then use the
adaptor connector to connect.
• For notebook computers, there is no need to connect the keyboard.
Note on the power/access lamp
Do not insert/remove the PC card adaptor or “Memory Stick” when the power/access lamp
is flashing; otherwise data on the “Memory Stick” or PC card may become damaged.
93
Using the memory card slot – introduction
Selecting the image quality mode
You can select one of three image quality modes in still picture recording. If you do not
make any selection, the unit automatically records in SUPER FINE mode.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the right
(unlock) position.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
(3) Turn the control dial to select
(4) Turn the control dial to select QUALITY, then press the dial.
(5) Turn the control dial to select desired image quality, then press the dial.
(6) Press MENU to erase the menu display.
VTR
3
POWER
1
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
[ MENU ] : END
1
4
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
SUPER F I NE
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
2,6
5
MENU
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
S T ANDARD
PROT EC T
F I NE
S L I D E S H OW S U P E R F I N E
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
Setting image quality
Setting
Meaning
SUPER FINE (SFN) This is the highest image quality in this camcorder. The number of still
images you can record is less than FINE. The image is compressed to
about 1/4.
FINE (FIN)
Use this mode when you want to record high quality images. The
image is compressed to about 1/6.
STANDARD (STD) This is the standard image quality. The image is compressed to about
1/10.
94
Using the memory card slot – introduction
The difference in image quality mode
A recorded image is compressed in JPEG format before stored into memory. The memory
capacity allotted to each image varies depending on the selected quality mode. Details are
shown in the table below. (The number of pixel is 640 x 480, regardless of image quality
mode. Data volume before compression is about 600 KB.)
Image quality mode
Memory capacity
SUPER FINE
About 150 KB
FINE
About 100 KB
STANDARD
About 60 KB
Memory Stick
SUPER FINE (SFN)
FINE (FIN)
STANDARD (STD)
4 MB
About 20 images
About 39 images
About 65 images
8 MB
About 41 images
About 78 images
About 131 images
16 MB
About 82 images
About 157 images
About 262 images
32 MB
About 164 images
About 315 images
About 527 images
64 MB
About 328 images
About 631 images
About 1052 images
Memory card slot operations
Approximate numbers of images you can record on a “Memory Stick”
The number of images you can record is different depending on which image quality mode
you select and the complexity of the subject.
Note
In some cases, changing image quality mode may not affect the image quality, depending on
the types of images you are shooting.
95
Using the memory card slot – introduction
Formatting (initializing) a “Memory Stick” or a PC card
(1) When you format a “Memory Stick,” insert a PC card adaptor (with a “Memory
Stick” inside) into the memory card slot. When you format a PC card, insert the
card into the memory card slot.
(2) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the right
(unlock) position.
(3) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to select
(5) Turn the control dial to select FORMAT, then press the dial.
(6) Turn the control dial again to select OK, then press the dial. The display shows
“EXECUTE.”
(7) Press the control dial. The display shows “FORMATTING,” and formatting
procedure begins. When formatting is finished, the display shows “COMPLETE.”
VTR
2
POWER
2
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
1
3
MENU
4
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
[ MENU ] : END
5
6
7
96
M E MO R Y S E T
C O N T I N U O US O F F
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
READY
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
RE TURN
OK
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
EXECUT E
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
F ORMA T T I NG
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
C OM P L E T E
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
Using the memory card slot – introduction
Memory card slot operations
Notes on formatting
• Formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick” or PC card, including the
protected image data. Check the contents of the “Memory Stick” or PC card before
formatting.
• Be sure that the battery is fully charged when formatting a “Memory Stick” or PC card.
Formatting takes about three minutes maximum.
• Do not turn the POWER switch or press any button while the display shows
“FORMATTING.”
• “Memory Stick”s are formatted in the FAT-format for “Memory Stick” equipment that is
compatible with DCF standards. This camcorder is not compatible with DCF standards.
Format “Memory Stick”s with this camcorder before using. “Memory Stick”s can be used
as an external memory device of personal computers in the default format*. However, if
you format “Memory Stick”s with your personal computer, check the following:
– “Memory Stick”s formatted by Windows OS computers do not have a guaranteed
compatibility with this camcorder. If you intend to use them with this camcorder, format
them again using this camcorder.
– “Memory Stick”s formatted by Macintosh computers may not be used with this
camcorder. Be sure not to format them by Macintosh computers. (e.g., Mac OS format,
ProDOS format or DOS format)
* Adaptor equipment, such as the MSAC-PC2, is required.
97
Recording an image from a mini DVCAM tape
as a still image
This camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a mini DVCAM tape and record it
as a still image on a “Memory Stick” or a PC card. The unit can also take in moving picture
data through the input connector and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick” or a PC
card.
Before operation
•Insert a recorded mini DVCAM tape.
•Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card into the unit.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VTR.
(2) Press ·. The picture recorded on the mini DVCAM tape is played back.
(3) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a picture from the mini DVCAM tape freezes.
“CAPTURE” appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. Recording does not
start yet.
(4) Press PHOTO deeper. The image displayed on the screen will be recorded on a
“Memory Stick” or a PC card. The recording is complete when the bar scroll
indicator disappears.
PLAY
OFF
1
FF
VTR
REW
PHOTO
CAP TURE
MEMORY
CAMERA
3
POWER
2
4
PHOTO
When the access lamp is flashing
Never shake or strike the unit. As well do not turn the power off, eject a PC card adaptor/PC
card or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur.
98
Recording an image from a mini DVCAM tape as a still image
Recording a still image from a mini DVCAM tape right after turning on the power
Saving the data may take a little more time than usual. This is not a malfunction.
Sound recorded on a mini DVCAM tape
You cannot record the audio from a mini DVCAM tape.
About titles recorded on the mini DVCAM tape
You cannot record titles. The title is not displayed during recording.
Recording a still image from other equipment
When recording the image through the
DV IN/OUT jack
Memory card slot operations
i.LINK cable
(DV connecting cable)
When recording the image through the AUDIO/VIDEO jack
You can record only from a PAL system-based TV when you use this function (DSRPD100AP only).
S video connecting cable
(not supplied)
OUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
A/V connecting cable
(1) Set the POWER switch to VTR and set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu system.
(2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program.
(3) Follow the steps 3 and 4 on page 98.
99
Copying still images from a mini DVCAM
tape – photo save
Using the search function, you can automatically take in only the still images from mini
DVCAM tapes and record them on a “Memory Stick” or a PC card in sequence.
Before operation
•Insert a recorded mini DVCAM tape and rewind the tape.
•Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Set the POWER switch to VTR.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select PHOTO SAVE, then press the dial. “PHOTO
BUTTON” appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
(5) Press PHOTO deeper. The still image from the mini DVCAM tape is recorded on a
“Memory Stick” or PC card. The number of still images copied is displayed. “END”
is displayed when copying is completed.
VTR
OFF
5
MENU
PHOTO S A V E
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
PHOTO S A V E
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
4 / 15
SFN
PHOTO
SAV I NG
0
[ MENU ] : END
3
MEMORY
CAMERA
2
POWER
1
8 / 15
SFN
END
4
[ MENU ] : END
M E MO R Y S E T
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
PHOTO S A V E
[ MENU ] : END
4
M E MO R Y S E T
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
PHOTO S A V E RE ADY
RE TURN
PHOTO S A V E
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
4 / 15
SFN
PHOTO
BUT TON
[ MENU ] : END
[ PHOTO ] : S TRA T
[ MENU ] : END
To cancel copying
Press MENU to stop copying.
When the memory of the “Memory Stick” or PC card is full
“MEMORY FULL” appears on the screen, and the copying stops. Insert another “Memory
Stick” or PC card and repeat the procedure from step 1.
100
Copying still images from a mini DVCAM tape – photo save
When the access lamp is flashing
Never shake or strike the unit. As well do not turn the power off, eject a PC card adaptor/PC
card or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur.
To record all the images recorded on the mini DVCAM tape
Rewind the tape all the way and start copying.
When you change “Memory Stick”s in the middle of copying
The unit resumes copying from the last image recorded on the previous “Memory Stick.”
Memory card slot operations
101
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
or PC cards – memory photo recording
You can record still images with all the pixels (progressive) on a “Memory Stick” or an
optional PC card.
Before operation
Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the
right (unlock) position.
(2) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly. A picture freezes and “CAPTURE” appears on the
LCD screen or in the viewfinder. Recording does not start yet.
(3) Press PHOTO deeper. The image displayed on the screen will be recorded on a
“Memory Stick” or PC card. The recording is complete when the bar scroll
indicator disappears.
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
PHOTO
1 / 100
CAP TURE
VTR
2
POWER
1
1
3
PHOTO
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The following functions do not work:
digital zoom (more than 12x), wide TV mode, digital effect, picture effect, title.
When you are recording a still image
You can neither turn off the power nor press PHOTO.
When you press the PHOTO button on the Remote Commander
The camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press the
button.
When using a video light (not supplied) or similar equipment mounted on the
intelligent accessory shoe
Recording an image on a “Memory Stick” or PC card may result in a temporary power
shortage in the accessory shoe, causing the video light to go out. This is not a malfunction.
102
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s or PC cards
– memory photo recording
Recording images continuously
You can shoot continuously by selecting one of two modes described below.
Continuous mode [a]
You can record from 2 to 4 pictures continuously.
Multi screen mode [b]
You can record 9 still pictures continuously on a single page.
[a]
[b]
Memory card slot operations
Note on the video flash light
You cannot use the video flash light (not supplied) during continuous or multi screen mode.
103
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s or PC cards
– memory photo recording
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the right
(unlock) position.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
(3) Turn the control dial to select
, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to select CONTINUOUS, then press the dial.
(5) Turn the control dial to select the desired setting, then press the dial.
(6) Press MENU to erase the menu display.
VTR
1
POWER
1
OFF
MENU
3
MEMORY
CAMERA
2,6
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
[ MENU ] : END
4
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS OF F
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS OF F
QUA L I T Y
ON
PROT EC T
MU L T I
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
5
SCRN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS ON
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
Settings of continuous shooting
Setting
Meaning (indicator on the screen)
OFF
The unit shoots one image at a time. (no indicator)
ON
The unit shoots 2 to 4 still images at about 0.8 sec intervals. (
MULTI SCRN
The unit shoots 9 still images at about 0.3 sec intervals and displays the
images on a single page divided into 9 boxes. (
)
)
The number of images in continuous shooting
The number of images you can shoot continuously varies depending on the image quality
mode.
SUPER FINE: 2 images
FINE:
3 images
STANDARD: 4 images
104
Viewing a still picture – memory photo
playback
You can play back still images recorded on a “Memory Stick” or PC card. You can also play
back 6 images at a time by selecting the index screen.
Before operation
Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
VTR
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
1
POWER
1
2
3
PLAY
Memory card slot operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the right
(unlock) position.
(2) While pressing OPEN, open the LCD panel.
(3) Press MEMORY PLAY. The last recorded image is displayed.
(4) Press MEMORY +/– to select the desired still image. To see the previous image,
press MEMORY –. To see the next image, press MEMORY +.
4
To stop memory photo playback
Press MEMORY PLAY again. Otherwise, the image through the lens will not appear on the
screen.
To play back recorded images on a TV screen
• Connect this camcorder to the TV with the supplied A/V connecting cable before
operation.
• When operating memory photo playback on a TV or the LCD screen, the image quality
may appear to have deteriorated. This is not a malfunction. The image data is as good as
ever.
• Turn the audio volume of the TV down before operation, or there may be noise (howling)
coming from the TV speakers.
Image data modified with personal computers or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to play them back with this camcorder.
105
Viewing a still picture – memory photo playback
Screen indicators during still image playback
Image quality mode
Image number/The total numbers of images
already recorded
6 / 100
SFN
MVC 0 0 0 0 6
M E MO R Y P L A Y
Protect indicator
Data file name
Playing back 6 recorded images at a time (index screen)
You can play back 6 recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when
searching for a particular image.
MEMORY
PLAY
INDEX
DELETE
PICTURE
EFFECT
DIGITAL
EFFECT
TITLE
MENU
MEMORY INDEX
Press MEMORY INDEX.
A red ” mark appears above the image that is displayed before changing to index screen
mode.
1
2
3
4
5
6
” mark
MVC 0 0 0 0 6
6 / 100
•To display the following 6 images, keep pressing MEMORY +.
•To display the previous 6 images, keep pressing MEMORY –.
To return to the normal playback screen (single screen)
Press MEMORY +/– to move the ” mark to the image you want to display on full screen,
then press MEMORY PLAY.
106
Viewing a still picture – memory photo playback
Note
When displaying the index screen, the number appears above each image. This indicates the
recording order on the “Memory Stick” or PC card. These numbers are different from the
data file names.
The image quality mode indicator
The indicator may show a different mode in which you recorded. This is not a malfunction.
The indicator shows the volume of the data file. For instance, if the volume of SFN image is
small enough, it may be displayed as FIN or STD.
Image data modified with personal computers or shot with other equipment
Those image data cannot be displayed on the index screen.
Memory card slot operations
Viewing the recorded images using a personal computer
The image data recorded with this camcorder is compressed in the JPEG format. If your
personal computer has an application software that allows you to see JPEG images, you can
see images recorded on a “Memory Stick” or PC card on a computer screen. For detailed
instructions on operation, refer to the operating instruction supplied with the application
software.
Examples of recommended OS/application software
OS
• Windows 95
• Windows NT3.51 or newer versions, etc.
Application
• Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.
Notes
• For Macintosh, you can use the images recorded with this camcorder using the PC
Exchange with Mac OS system 7.5 or higher. A viewing application for Macintosh is also
necessary for viewing images.
• When you see images recorded with the camcorder on a personal computer, the display
may show lines on the edge of the screen, depending on the status of video input signals at
the moment. This is not a malfunction.
107
Preventing accidental erasure – PROTECT
To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images.
Before operation
Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
2,6
Display the image you want to protect.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select PROTECT, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select ON, then press the dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu. The “H“ mark is displayed beside the data file
name of the protected image.
MENU
3
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
[ MENU ] : END
4
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
OF F
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
ON
S L I D E S H OW O F F
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
5
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
ON
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
To cancel protection of the image
Select OFF in step 5, then press the control dial.
Note
Formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick” or PC card, including the protected
image data. Check the contents of the “Memory Stick” or PC card before formatting.
108
Deleting images
Deleting selected image
Before operation
Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1) Display the image you want to erase.
(2) Press MEMORY DELETE. “DELETE?” appears on the LCD screen.
(3) Press MEMORY DELETE again. The selected image is deleted.
DELETE
DE L ETE
MVC – 0 0 1 0
89 / 100
Memory card slot operations
2,3
DELETE?
[ DELETE ] : DEL
[ – ] : CANCE L
To cancel deleting an image
Press MEMORY – in step 3.
To delete an image displayed on the index screen
Press MEMORY +/– to move the ” indicator to the desired image and follow steps 2 and 3.
Notes
• To delete protected image, cancel their protection first.
• Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images to delete carefully
before deleting them.
109
Deleting images
Erasing all the images
You can delete all the unprotected images in a “Memory Stick” or PC card.
Before operation
Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the right
(unlock) position.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
(3) Turn the control dial to select
, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to select DELETE ALL, then press the dial.
(5) Turn the control dial to select OK, then press the dial. “OK” changes to
“EXECUTE.”
(6) Turn the control dial to select EXECUTE, then press the dial. “DELETING” appears
on the LCD screen. When all the unprotected images are deleted, “COMPLETE” is
displayed.
VTR
1
POWER
1
OFF
MENU
3
MEMORY
CAMERA
2
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
[ MENU ] : END
4
5
6
110
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L READY
F ORMA T
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L E T E A L L RE TURN
F ORMA T
OK
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ M E N U ] : E ND [ M E N U ] : E ND [ M
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L E T E A L L RE TURN
F ORMA T
OK
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L E T E A L L RE TURN
F ORMA T
EXECUT E
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L E T E A L L DE L E T I NG
F ORMA T
RE TURN
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
D E L E T E A L L C OM P L E T E
F ORMA T
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
Deleting images
To cancel deleting all the images on the “Memory Stick” or PC
card
Select
RETURN in step 4, then press the control dial.
While “DELETING” appears
Do not turn the POWER switch or press any buttons.
Memory card slot operations
111
Copying the image recorded with the
memory card slot to mini DVCAM tapes
You can copy still images or titles recorded with the memory card slot and record them to a
mini DVCAM tape.
Before operation
•Insert a mini DVCAM tape for recording.
•Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VTR.
(2) Using the tape transport buttons, search a point where you want to record the
desired still image. Set the mini DVCAM tape to playback pause mode.
(3) Press r REC to set the mini DVCAM tape to recording pause mode.
(4) Play back the still image you want to copy.
(5) Press P to start recording and press P again to stop.
(6) If you have more to copy, repeat steps 4 and 5.
VTR
OFF
PLAY
MEMORY
CAMERA
4
POWER
1
2
3
REC
5
PAUSE
To stop copying in the middle
Press π.
During copying
You cannot operate the following buttons:
MEMORY PLAY, MEMORY INDEX, MEMORY DELETE, MEMORY +, and MEMORY –.
112
Copying the image recorded with the memory card slot to mini
DVCAM tapes
Note on the index screen
You cannot record the index screen.
If you press the EDITSEARCH buttons during pause mode
Memory playback stops.
If you press the DISPLAY button in Standby or Recording mode
You can see memory playback and the file name indicators in addition to the indicators
pertinent to mini DVCAM tapes, such as the time code indicator.
Image data modified with personal computers or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to make copies of those data.
Memory card slot operations
113
Playing back images in a continuous loop
– SLIDE SHOW
You can automatically play back images in sequence. This function is useful especially when
checking the recorded images or during a presentation.
Before operation
Insert the PC card adaptor (with a “Memory Stick” inside) or a PC card to the unit.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the lock knob is set to the right
(unlock) position.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
(3) Turn the control dial to select
, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to select SLIDE SHOW, then press the dial.
(5) Press MEMORY PLAY. The unit plays back the images recorded on a “Memory
Stick” or PC card in sequence. When all the images have been played back, the
display shows the first image again and the slide show ends.
VTR
1
POWER
1
OFF
MENU
3
MEMORY
CAMERA
2
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
[ MENU ] : END
5
PLAY
4
M E MO R Y S E T
CON T I NUOUS
QUA L I T Y
PROT EC T
S L I D E S H OW R E A D Y
DE L ETE A L L
F ORMA T
RE TURN
S L I D E S H OW
MVC 0 0 0 5 8
SFN
1 / 100
[ MENU ] : END
[ M P L A Y ] : S T AR T [ MENU ] : END
To cancel the slide show
Press MENU to stop the slide show.
To pause during a slide show
Press MEMORY PLAY to set it in a pause.
To start the slide show from a particular image
Select the desired image using MEMORY +/– buttons before step 2.
To view the recorded images on TV
Connect this camcorder to a TV with the supplied A/V connecting cable before operation.
114
Playing back images in a continuous loop – SLIDE SHOW
Note on the slide show
You cannot make copy of the slide show on a mini DVCAM tape.
If you change the “Memory Stick” or PC card during operation
The slide show does not operate. If you change the “Memory Stick” or PC card, be sure to
follow the steps again from the beginning.
Memory card slot operations
115
Additional infoamation
Compatibility of DVCAM and DV formats
DVCAM format is developed as a more reliable and higher end format than consumer DV
format. Here explained are differences, compatibility, and limitations on editing about
DVCAM and DV formats.
Differences between DVCAM and DV formats
Item
DVCAM
Track pitch
15 µm
DV
10 µm
Audio sampling frequency 12 bit: 32 kHz
16 bit: 48 kHz
12 bit: 32 kHz
16 bit: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Audio recording mode 1)
Lock mode
Unlock mode
Time code
Drop frame system or
Non-drop frame system
(DSR-PD100A)
Drop frame system only
(NTSC)
1)
There are two modes for audio recording, lock mode and unlock mode. In lock mode, the
sampling frequencies of audio and video are synchronized. In unlock mode, which
consumer DV format adopts, the two sampling frequencies are independent. Therefore,
lock mode is more effective than unlock mode in digital processing and smooth transition
during audio editing.
Mini DVCAM and mini DV cassettes
Both mini DVCAM and mini DV cassettes can be used on mini DVCAM or mini DV video
equipment. The recording format of picture is defined according to recorder’s format as
described below.
Recorder’s format
Cassette’s format
Recording format
DVCAM
DVCAM
DVCAM
DV
DV
DVCAM
DVCAM
DV
DV
DV
This digital camcorder complies with DVCAM format. Though mini DV cassettes can be
used for recording, we recommend you to use mini DVCAM cassettes to get the most out of
high reliability of DVCAM format. The recording time of mini DV cassettes is 2/3 shorter
than that indicated on the mini DV cassettes.
Compatibility on playback
Some tapes cannot be played back on mini DVCAM or mini DV video equipment.
116
Tape
On DV video equipment
DV-formatted
Can be played back
Can be played back
(only when recorded in SP mode)
On DVCAM video equipment
DVCAM-formatted
Some equipments may be able
to play back
Can be played back
Compatibility on editing using DV connectors
When this digital camcorder is connected to other mini DVCAM or mini DV video
equipment using DV connectors, the recording format of edited tapes is defined according to
recorder’s format as described below.
Source tape
Player’s format
Recorder’s format
Recording format
DVCAM-formatted 2)3)
DVCAM
DVCAM
DVCAM
DVCAM-formatted
DVCAM
DV
DV 4)
DVCAM
DVCAM 7)
DV 5)
DV
DV 4)
DVCAM
DVCAM
DVCAM 1)
DVCAM-formatted
DVCAM-formatted
DV-formatted
6)
DV-formatted
6)
2)
DV
5)
DV
DV
DV
DVCAM
DVCAM 1)
DV-formatted
DV
DV
DV
1)
When using the mini DVCAM video equipment to carry out DV dubbing of a tape
recorded in DV format, the tape produced will be in DVCAM format as follows:
– Audio recording mode will be unlock mode.
– The time code format will be partly maladjusted. (There will be no effect on the recorded
picture except in certain case.)
2)
If the tape is to be dubbed is DVCAM formatted tape as in 1), the tape produced will be in
DVCAM format as follows:
– Audio recording mode will be unlock mode.
– The time code format will be partly maladjusted.
3)
Depending on signal conditions of the source tape, you may not be able to edit the tape
using the DV connectors.
4)
Audio recording mode of the edited tape is lock mode.
5)
Some mini DV video equipment may be able to play back a DVCAM-formatted tape. Even
if the tape is played back, contents of the playback cannot be guaranteed.
6)
DV-formatted tapes recorded in SP mode only can be used as source tapes.
7)
Depending on model of video equipment, you may not be able to edit.
Additional information
DVCAM
DV-formatted
Limitations on editing
You will find the following limitations when editing.
• Due to the difference of a track pitch, you cannot record or edit on DV-formatted tapes
using mini DVCAM video equipment.
• Depending on signal conditions, you may not be able to record or edit on DVCAMformatted tapes.
In these cases, do the followings:
• Edit using audio/video jacks.
• Dub a DV-formatted tape using audio/video jacks, then use the dubbed tape as a source
tape.
117
Usable cassettes and playback modes
Selecting cassette types
You can use the
mini DVCAM cassette and
mini DV cassette. You cannot use
DV, h 8 mm, H Hi8, j VHS, k S-VHS,  VHSC, K S-VHSC, l
any other
Betamax or ¬ ED Betamax cassette.
We recommend mini DVCAM cassette with cassette memory.
There are two types of mini DVCAM cassettes: with cassette memory and without cassette
memory. We recommend you to use the tape with cassette memory. The IC memory is
mounted on this type of mini DVCAM cassette. This camcorder can read and write data
such as dates of recording or titles, etc. to this memory. The functions using the cassette
memory require successive signals recorded on the tape. If the tape has a blank portion in
the beginning or between the recorded portions, a title may not be displayed properly or the
search functions may not work properly. Not to make any blank portion on the tape, operate
the following.
Press END SEARCH to go to the end of the recorded portion before you begin the next
recording if you operate the following:
– you have ejected the cassette while recording.
– you have played back the tape in the VTR mode.
– you have used the Edit Search function.
If there is a blank portion or discontinuous signal on your tape, re-record from the beginning
to the end of the tape concerning above.
The same result may occur when you record using a digital video camera recorder without a
cassette memory function on a tape recorded by one with the cassette memory function.
Tapes with cassette memory have
(Cassette Memory) mark. Sony recommends that you
use a tape having
mark to enjoy this camcorder fully.
When you play back
Copyright signal
When playing back
Using any other video camera recorder, you cannot record on a tape that has recorded a
copyright control signals for copyright protection of software which is played back in this
camcorder.
When recording
Using this camcorder, you cannot record software that has recorded a copyright control
signals for copyright protection of software. “COPY INHIBIT” appears on the LCD screen, in
the viewfinder or on the TV screen if you try to record such software.
Audio mode
FS32K (12-bit) mode: The original sound can be recorded in stereo 1, and the new sound in
stereo 2 in 32 kHz. The balance between stereo 1 and stereo 2 can be adjusted by selecting
AUDIO MIX in the menu system during playback. Both sounds can be played back.
FS48K (16-bit) mode: A new sound cannot be recorded but the original sound can be
recorded in high quality. Moreover, it can also play back sound recorded in 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz
or 48 kHz. When playing back a tape recorded in the FS48K (16-bit) mode, 48K indicator
appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
118
Usable cassettes and playback modes
Notes on the mini DVCAM cassette
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide out the protect tab on the cassette so that the red portion is visible. [a]
When affixing a label on the mini DVCAM cassette
Be sure to affix a label only on the locations as illustrated below so as not to cause
malfunction of the camcorder. [b]
After using the mini DVCAM cassette
Rewind the tape to the beginning, put the cassette in its case, and store it in an upright
position.
[a]
[b]
Additional information
[c]
To record
Slide out to prevent accidental erasure
Note on gold-plated connector
If the gold-plated connector of mini DVCAM cassettes is dirty or dusty, you may not operate
the function using cassette memory. Clean up the gold-plated connector with cotton-wool
swab, about every 10 times ejection of a cassette. [c]
Charging the vanadium-lithium battery in the
camcorder
Your camcorder is supplied with a vanadium-lithium battery installed so as to retain the
date and time, etc., regardless of the setting of the POWER switch. The vanadium-lithium
battery is always charged as long as you are using the camcorder. The battery, however, will
get discharged gradually if you do not use the camcorder. It will be completely discharged
in about a year if you do not use the camcorder at all. Even if the vanadium-lithium battery
is not charged, it will not affect the camcorder operation. To retain the date and time, etc.,
charge the battery if the battery is discharged. The following are charging methods:
• Connect the camcorder to house current using the supplied AC power adaptor, and leave
the camcorder with the POWER switch turned off for more than 24 hours.
• Or install the fully charged battery pack in the camcorder, and leave the camcorder with
the POWER switch turned off for more than 24 hours.
119
Resetting the date and time
The date and time are set at the factory. Set the time according to the local time in your
country. If you do not use the camcorder for about a year, the date and time settings may be
released (bars may appear) because the vanadium-lithium battery installed in the camcorder
will have been discharged. In this case, first charge the vanadium-lithium battery, then reset
the date and time.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
VTR
3
POWER
1
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to select
Turn the control dial to select CLOCK SET, then press the dial.
Turn the control dial to adjust the year, then press the dial.
Set the month, day, hour and minutes by turning and pressing the control dial.
Press MENU to erase the menu display.
S E T UP MENU
C L OC K S ET
LTR S I ZE
OFF
MEMORY
CAMERA
[ MENU ] : END
MENU
2,7
4
S E T UP MENU
C L OCK S E T
LTR S I ZE
R E T U RN
S E T UP MENU
C L OC K S ET
LTR S I ZE
R E T U RN
J AN 1 1 9 9 9
1 2 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
1 9 9 9 J AN
12
[ MENU ] : END
5
1
00
AM
[ MENU ] : END
6
1 9 9 9 J AN
12
00
1
AM
1 9 9 9 J AN
12
00
1
AM
1999 JUL
12
00
1
AM
1999 JUL
12
00
4
AM
1999 JUL
10
00
4
AM
1999 JUL
10
30
4
AM
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
120
Resetting the date and time
To correct the date and time setting
Repeat steps 2 to 5.
If you do not set the date and time
“--.--.--” is recorded on the tape and “80.1.1” on the “Memory Stick” or PC card
The year indicator changes as follows:
1999
2000
2029
2001 .....
Additional information
Note on the time indicator
The internal clock of this camcorder operates on a 12-hour cycle (DSR-PD100A) or on a 24hour cycle (DSR-PD100AP).
• 12:00 AM stands for midnight.
• 12:00 PM stands for noon.
Simple setting of clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock for a local time by a time difference in the menu system.
You can also reset the clock simply by setting the time difference to zero.
(1) While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press MENU to display the menu.
(2) Turn the control dial to select
, then press the dial.
(3) Turn the control dial to select WORLD TIME, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the control dial to set a time difference, and press the dial. The hour of
clock changes in relation to a time difference which you set.
(5) Press MENU to erase the menu display.
1,5
MENU
2
3
OTHERS
WO R L D T I M E
B E EP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
REC L AMP
CO L OR B AR
OTHERS
WO R L D T I M E
B E EP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
REC L AMP
CO L OR B AR
RE TURN
[ MENU ] : END
[ MENU ] : END
4
OTHERS
WO R L D T I M E
BEEP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
REC L AMP
CO L OR B AR
RE TURN
JUL 4 1999
1: 3 0 : 3 0 P M
–
[ MENU ] : END
8
HRS
0
HR
OTHERS
WO R L D T I M E
BEEP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
REC L AMP
CO L OR B AR
RE TURN
JUL 4 1999
1 : 3 0 : 3 0 PM
0
HR
8
HRS
[ MENU ] : END
OTHERS
WO R L D T I M E
B E EP
C O MM A N D E R
D I SPLAY
REC L AMP
CO L OR B AR
RE TURN
–
[ MENU ] : END
(Illustration: DSR-PD100A)
Note on WORLD TIME
If the clock is not set, WORLD TIME does not work.
121
Tips for using the battery pack
This section shows you how you can get the most out of your battery pack.
Preparing the battery pack
Always carry additional batteries
Have sufficient battery pack power to do 2 to 3 times as much recording as you have
planned.
Battery life is shorter in a cold environment
Battery efficiency is decreased, and the battery will be used up more quickly, if you are
recording in a cold environment.
To save battery power
Do not leave the camcorder in Standby mode when not recording to save the battery power.
A smooth transition between scenes can be made even if recording is stopped and started
again. While you are positioning the subject, selecting an angle, or looking at the LCD screen
or through the viewfinder, the lens moves automatically and the battery is used. The battery
is also used when a tape is inserted or removed.
When to replace the battery pack
While you are using your camcorder, the remaining battery indicator on the LCD screen or
in the viewfinder decreases gradually as battery power is used up.
The remaining time in minutes also appears.
When the remaining battery indicator reaches the lowest point, the i indicator appears and
starts flashing on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
When the i indicator on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder changes from slow flashing to
rapid flashing while you are recording, set the POWER switch to OFF on the camcorder and
replace the battery pack. Leave the tape in the camcorder to obtain a smooth transition
between scenes after the battery pack has been replaced.
Notes on the rechargeable battery pack
Caution
Never leave the battery pack in temperatures above 60°C (140°F), such as in a car parked in
the sun or under direct sunlight.
The battery pack heats up
During charging or recording, the battery pack heats up. This is caused by energy that has
been generated and a chemical change that has occurred inside the battery pack. This is not
cause for concern, and is normal.
Battery pack care
•Remove the battery pack from the camcorder after using it, and keep it in a cool place.
When the battery pack is installed to the camcorder, a small amount of current flows to the
camcorder even if the POWER switch is set to OFF. This shortens battery life.
•The battery pack is always discharging even when it is not in use after charging. Therefore,
you should charge the battery pack right before using the camcorder.
122
Tips for using the battery pack
The life of the battery pack
If the battery indicator flashes rapidly just after turning on the camcorder with a fully
charged battery pack, the battery pack should be replaced with a new fully charged one.
Charging temperature
You should charge batteries at temperatures from 10°C to 30°C (from 50°F to 86°F). Lower
temperatures require a longer charging time.
Notes on the “InfoLITHIUM” Battery Pack
What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
TM
SERIES
How the battery consumption is displayed
The power consumption of the camcorder changes depending on its use, such as whether
the LCD panel is used or not, how the autofocusing is working on or not.
While checking the condition of the camcorder, the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack measures
the battery consumption and calculates the remaining battery power. If the condition
changes drastically, the remaining battery indication may suddenly decrease or increase by
more than 2 minutes.
Even if 5 to 10 minutes is indicated as the battery remaining time on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder, the i indicator may also flash under some conditions.
Additional information
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium battery pack which can exchange data such as
battery consumption with compatible video equipment.
This unit is compatible with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (L series). Your camcorder
operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery. “InfoLIHIUM” battery packs have the
mark.
To obtain more accurate remaining battery indication
Set the camcorder to recording standby mode and point towards a stationary object. Do not
move the camcorder for 30 seconds or more.
• If the indication seems incorrect, use up the battery and then recharge it fully (Full
charge1)). Note that if you have used the battery in a hot or cold environment for long time,
or you have repeated charging many times, the battery may not be able to show the correct
time even after being fully charged.
• After you have used the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack with an equipment not having the
mark, make sure that you use up the battery on the equipment having the
mark and then recharge fully.
TM
SERIES
TM
SERIES
123
Tips for using the battery pack
Why the remaining battery indication does not match the
continuous recording time in the operating instruction
The recording time is affected by the environmental temperature and conditions. The
recording time becomes very short in a cold environment. The continuous recording time in
the operating instruction is measured under the condition of using a fully charged (or
normal charged2)) battery pack in 25 °C (77 °F). As the environmental temperature and
condition are different when you actually use the camcorder, the remaining battery time is
not same as the continuous recording time in the operating instruction.
1)
Full charge: Charging for about 1 hour after the charge lamp of the AC power adaptor goes
off.
2)
Normal charge: Charging just until the charge lamp of the AC power adaptor goes off.
Notes on charging
A brand-new battery pack
A brand-new battery pack is not charged. Before using the battery pack, charge it
completely.
Recharge the battery pack whenever you like
You do not have to discharge it before recharging. If you charged the battery pack fully but
you did not use it for a long time, it becomes discharged. Then recharge the battery pack
before use.
Notes on the terminals
If the terminals (metal parts on the back) are not clean, the battery charge duration
will be shortened
When the terminals are not clean or when the battery pack has not been used for a long time,
repeatedly install and remove the battery pack a few times. This improves the contact
condition. Also, wipe the +, – and C terminals with a soft cloth or paper.
Be sure to observe the following
•Keep the battery pack away from fire.
•Keep the battery pack dry.
•Do not open nor try to disassemble the battery pack.
•Do not expose the battery pack to any mechanical shock.
124
Maintenance information and precautions
Moisture condensation
If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, on the lens, on the head, or on the
floppy disk. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the
camcorder may not operate correctly. To prevent possible damage under these
circumstances, the camcorder is furnished with moisture sensors. Take the following
precautions.
Inside the camcorder
On the lens
If moisture condenses on the lens, no indicator appears, but the picture becomes dim. Turn
off the power and do not use the camcorder for about 1 hour.
How to prevent moisture condensation
Additional information
If there is moisture inside the camcorder, the beep sounds and the { indicator flashes. Eject
the cassette or the PC card adaptor immediately. If this happens, none of the function except
cassette ejection will work. Open the cassette compartment, turn off the camcorder, and
leave it about 1 hour. When 6 indicator flashes at the same time, the cassette is inserted in
the camcorder. Eject the cassette, turn off the camcorder, and leave also the cassette about 1
hour.
When bringing the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, put the camcorder in a
plastic bag and allow it to adapt to room conditions over a period of time.
(1) Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camcorder.
(2) Remove the bag when the air temperature inside it has reached the temperature
surrounding it (after about 1 hour).
Video head cleaning
To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads.
The video heads may be dirty when:
• mosaic-pattern noise appears on the playback picture
• playback pictures do not move
• playback pictures are hardly visible
• playback pictures do not appear
• the v indicator and “ Ò CLEANING CASSETTE” message appear one after another or
the v indicator flashes on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
[a]
[b]
or
If [a] or [b] happens, clean the video heads with the Sony PDVM-12CL cleaning cassette
(not supplied). Check the picture and if the above problem persists, repeat the cleaning. (Do
not repeat cleaning more than 5 times in one session.)
125
Maintenance information and precautions
Note
If the PDVM-12CL cleaning cassette (not supplied) is not available in your area, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Precautions
Camcorder operation
•Operate the camcorder on 7.2 V (battery pack) or 8.4 V (AC power adaptor).
•Should any solid object or liquid get inside the casing, unplug the camcorder and have it
checked by Sony dealer before operating it any further.
•Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens.
•Keep the POWER switch set to OFF when not using the camcorder.
•Do not wrap up the camcorder and operate it since heat may build up internally.
•Keep the camcorder away from strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration.
On handling tapes
•Do not insert anything in the small holes on the cassette.
•Do not open the tape protect cover or touch the tape.
•Avoid touching or damaging the terminals. To remove dust, clean the terminals with a soft
cloth.
Camcorder care
•When the camcorder is not to be used for a long time, disconnect the power source and
remove the tape. Periodically turn on the power, operate the camera and player sections
and play back a tape for about 3 minutes.
•Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust. If there are fingerprints on the lens,
remove them with a soft cloth.
•Clean the camcorder body with a dry soft cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a
mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent which may damage the finish.
•Do not let sand get into the camcorder. When you use the camcorder on a sandy beach or
in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause the unit to
malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
126
Maintenance information and precautions
AC power adaptor
Charging
•Use only an “InfoLITHIUM” type battery pack.
•Place the battery pack on a flat surface without vibration during charging.
•The battery pack will get hot during charging. This is normal.
Additional information
Others
•Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when not in use for a long time. To disconnect the
power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
•Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord or if the unit has been dropped or damaged.
•Do not bend the AC power cord forcibly, or put a heavy object on it. This will damage the
cord and may cause a fire or an electrical shock.
•Be sure that nothing metallic comes into contact with the metal parts of the connecting
plate. If this happens, a short may occur and the unit may be damaged.
•Always keep the metal contacts clean.
•Do not disassemble the unit.
•Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit.
•While the unit is in use, particularly during charging, keep it away from AM receivers and
video equipment because it will disturb AM reception and video operation.
•The unit becomes warm while in use. This is normal.
•Do not place the unit in locations that are:
Extremely hot or cold, Dusty or dirty, Very humid, Vibrating
Note on dry batteries
To avoid possible damage from battery leakage or corrosion, observe the following.
•Be sure to insert the batteries in the correct direction.
•Dry batteries are not rechargeable.
•Do not use a combination of new and old batteries.
•Do not use different types of batteries.
•The batteries slowly discharge while not in use.
•Do not use a battery that is leaking.
If battery leakage occurred
•Wipe off the liquid in the battery case carefully before replacing the batteries.
•If you touch the liquid, wash it off with water.
•If the liquid get into your eyes, wash your eyes with a lot of water and then consult a
doctor.
If any difficulty should arise, unplug the unit and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
127
Using your camcorder abroad
Each country or area has its own electric and TV color systems. Before using your camcorder
abroad, check the following points.
Power sources
You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC power adaptor
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if
necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].
AC-L10A
[a]
[b]
Difference in color systems
DSR-PD100A is an NTSC system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playback picture
on a TV, it must be an NTSC system-based TV.
DSR-PD100AP is a PAL system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playback picture
on a TV, it must be a PAL system-based TV.
Check the following list.
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
128
Trouble check
If you run into any problem using the camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the
problem. Should the difficulty persist, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Camcorder
Power
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
• The battery pack is not installed.
m Install the battery pack. (p. 8)
• The battery is dead.
m Use a charged battery pack. (p. 9)
• The AC power adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet
(mains).
m Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet (mains).
(p. 27)
The power goes off.
• While being operated in CAMERA mode, the camcorder
has been in Standby mode for more than 5 minutes.
m Set the POWER switch to OFF, then to CAMERA. (p. 13)
• The battery is dead.
m Use a charged battery pack. (p. 9)
The battery pack is quickly discharged.
• The ambient temperature is too low. (p. 122)
• The battery pack has not been charged fully.
m Charge the battery pack again. (p. 9)
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
m Use another battery pack. (p. 26)
Additional information
The power cannot be turned on.
Operation
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
START/STOP does not operate.
• The tape is stuck to the drum.
m Eject the cassette. (p. 12)
• The tape has run out.
m Rewind the tape or use a new one. (p. 23)
• The POWER switch is not set to CAMERA.
m Set it to CAMERA. (p. 13)
• The tab on the cassette is out (red).
m Use a new tape or slide the tab. (p. 12)
The cassette cannot be removed from
the holder.
• The AC power adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet
(mains).
m Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet (mains).
(p. 27)
• The battery is dead.
m Use a charged battery pack or the AC power adaptor.
(p. 9, 27)
{ and 6 indicators flash and no function
except for cassette ejection works.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
m Remove the cassette and leave the camcorder for at least
1 hour. (p. 125)
“CLOCK SET” appears when the
camcorder is turned on.
• Reset the date and time. (p. 120)
The end search function does not work.
• You did not make a new recording after reinserting the
cassette.
• The tape without cassette memory ejected after recording.
Continued to the next page
129
Trouble check
Operation
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
The end search function does not work
correctly.
• The tape has a blank portion in the middle.
The tape does not move when a tape
transport button is pressed.
• The POWER switch is not set to VTR.
m Set it to VTR. (p. 23)
• The tape has run out.
m Rewind the tape or use a new one. (p. 23)
No sound or only a low sound is heard
when playing back a tape.
• The volume is turned to the minimum.
m Open the LCD panel and press VOLUME +. (p. 23)
• AUDIO MIX is set to ST2 side in the menu system.
m Adjust AUDIO MIX in the menu system. (p. 89)
The new sound added to the recorded
tape is not heard.
• AUDIO MIX is set to ST1 side in the menu system.
m Adjust AUDIO MIX in the menu system. (p. 89)
The Steady Shot function does not work.
• STEADYSHOT is set to OFF in the menu system.
m Set it to ON. (p. 51)
The autofocus function does not work.
• Focus is set to the manual mode.
m Set it to autofocus. (p. 58)
• Shooting conditions are not suitable for autofocus.
m Set focus to manual mode to focus manually. (p. 58)
The title is not displayed.
• TITLE DSPL is set to OFF in the menu system.
m Set it to ON in the menu system. (p. 31)
The title is not recorded.
• The tape has no cassette memory.
m Use a tape with cassette memory. (p. 65)
• The cassette memory is full.
m Erase another title. (p. 67)
• The tape is set to prevent accidental erasure.
m Slide the protect tab so that red portion is not visible.
(p. 12)
• Nothing is recorded in that position on the tape.
m Superimpose the title to the recorded position. (p. 65)
The cassette label is not recorded.
• The tape has no cassette memory.
m Use a tape with cassette memory. (p. 70)
• The cassette memory is full.
m Erase some titles. (p. 67)
• The tape is set to prevent accidental erasure.
m Slide the protect tab so that red portion is not visible.
(p. 12)
• The tape has no cassette memory.
m Use a tape with cassette memory. (p. 75)
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu system.
m Set it to ON. (p. 75)
Displaying the recorded date, date search
function does not work.
130
Trouble check
Operation
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
• The tape has no cassette memory.
m Use a tape with cassette memory. (p. 77)
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu system.
m Set it to ON. (p. 77)
• There is no title in the tape.
m Superimpose the titles. (p. 65)
indicator does not appear when using
a tape with cassette memory.
• The gold-plated connector of the tape is dirty or dusty.
m Clean the gold-plated connector. (p. 119)
The date search, title search, or end search
does not work correctly.
• The tape has a blank portion between the recorded
portions. (p. 118)
The click of the shutter does not sound.
• BEEP is set to OFF in the menu system.
m Set it to MELODY or NORMAL. (P. 32)
Picture
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
The image on the viewfinder screen is not
clear.
• The viewfinder lens is not adjusted.
m Adjust the viewfinder lens. (p. 14)
A vertical band appears when a subject
such as lights or a candle flame is shot
against a dark background.
• The contrast between the subject and background is too
high. The camcorder is not malfunctioning.
m Change locations.
The picture is “noisy” or does not appear.
• The video heads may be dirty.
m Clean the heads using the Sony PDVM-12CL (not
supplied) cleaning cassette. (p. 125)
v indicator flashes on the LCD screen or
in the viewfinder.
• The video heads may be dirty.
m Clean the heads using the Sony PDVM-12CL (not
supplied) cleaning cassette. (p. 125)
The picture is too bright or too dark on the
LCD screen.
• LCD BRIGHT is not adjusted properly.
m Press + or – to obtain the brightness you want. (p. 16, 23)
A vertical band appears when shooting a
very bright subject.
• The camcorder is not malfunctioning.
The picture does not appear on the LCD
screen or in the viewfinder.
• Incorporated fluorescent tube is worn out.
m Please contact your nearest Sony dealer.
Additional information
The title search function does not work.
The picture does not appear in the viewfinder.• The LCD panel is open.
m Close the LCD panel.
A display such as “C:ππ:ππ” appears
on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
• The self-diagnosis display function has been activated.
m Check the code and diagnosis the problem by referring
to the code chart. (p. 134)
Continued to the next page 131
Trouble check
Picture
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
The picture seems to be in flash motion.
• PROG. SCAN is set to ON in the menu system, or the
POWER switch is set to MEMORY. This is caused by
progressive scanning (display with all the pixels) and is
not a malfunction.
Remaining tape indicator is not displayed.
• The Ò REMAIN in the menu system is set to AUTO.
m If the remaining tape indicator is always displayed, set
it to ON.
The memory card slot does not function.
• The battery is dead.
m Use a charged battery pack or the AC power adaptor.
• The PC card adaptor or PC card is not inserted correctly.
m Eject the PC card adaptor or PC card and insert it
correctly.
• The POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
m Set it to MEMORY or VTR.
Recording does not function.
• The PC card adaptor or PC card has already been recorded
to its full capacity.
m Erase unnecessary images and record again.
• The “Memory Stick” or PC card is not inserted.
m Insert the “Memory Stick” or PC card.
• Unusable PC card is inserted.
m Use proper PC cards.
• Unformatted “Memory Stick” or PC card is inserted.
m Format the “Memory Stick” or PC card.
• The protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
position.
m Slide the protect switch to write.
The image cannot be deleted.
• The image is protected.
m Cancel the protect.
Others
Symptom
Cause and /or corrective actions
While editing using the i.LINK cable (DV
connecting cable), recording picture
cannot be monitored.
• Remove the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable), and
connect it again.
The camcorder becomes warm.
• If the power of the camcorder is on for a long time, it
becomes warm, which is not malfunction.
The supplied Remote Commander does
not work.
• COMMANDER is set to OFF in the menu system.
m Set it to ON.
• Something is blocking the infrared rays.
m Remove the obstacle.
• The battery is not inserted with the correct polarity.
m Insert the battery with the correct polarity. (p. 142)
• The batteries are dead.
m Insert new ones. (p. 142)
132
Trouble check
Others
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
• Disconnect the power cord (mains lead) of the AC power
adaptor or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it in
about 1 minute. Turn the power on. If the functions still
do not work, open the LCD panel and press the RESET
button beside the speaker using a sharp-pointed object. (If
you press the RESET button, all the settings including the
date and time return to the default.) (p. 138)
DV synchro-editing does not function.
• The input selector on the VCR is not set correctly.
m Set the selector to DV input position. If you use
another DVCAM camcorder, set the power switch to
VTR.
• The camcorder is connected to DVCAM equipment of
other than Sony.
m Operate normal editing.
• Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is
attempted.
m Set the program again on a recorded portion.
Additional information
No function works though the power is
on.
133
Self-diagnosis function
The camcorder has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the camcorder’s condition
with five digits (a combination of a letter and
figures) on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
If this occurs, check the following code chart. The
five-digit display informs you of the camcorder’s
current condition. The last two digits (indicated
by ππ) will differ depending on the state of the
camcorder.
Five-digit display
LCD screen/viewfinder
40min
C : 21: 00
40min
Self-diagnosis display
•C:ππ:ππ
You can service the camcorder
yourself.
•E:ππ:ππ
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony facility.
Cause and/or corrective actions
C:04:ππ
• The battery other than “InfoLITHIUM” is used.
m Use the “InfoLITHIUM” battery.(p. 123)
C:21:ππ
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
m Remove the cassette and leave the camcorder for at least 1 hour.
(p. 125)
C:22:ππ
• The video heads are dirty.
m Clean the heads using the Sony PDVM-12CL cleaning cassette
(not supplied). (p. 125)
C:31:ππ
C:32:ππ
• A serviceable situation not mentioned above has occurred.
m Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate the
camcorder. (p. 12)
m Disconnect the power cord (mains lead) of the AC power
adaptor or remove the battery pack. After reconnecting the
power source, operate the camcorder.
E:61:ππ
E:62:ππ
• A camcorder malfunction which you cannot service has occurred.
m Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility and inform them of the five digits. (example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to resolve the problem, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
134
Specifications
Digital Camcorder
System
LCD screen
Picture
3.5 inches measured diagonally
72.4 x 50.4 mm (2 7/8 x 2 in.)
On-screen display
TN LCD/TFT active matrix method
Total dot number
184,580 (839 x 220)
S VIDEO input/output
Input/output auto switch
4-pin mini DIN
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p
(DSR-PD100A), 0.3 Vp-p (DSRPD100AP), 75 ohms, unbalanced
Audio/Video input/output
Input/output auto switch
AV MINI JACK, 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
327 mV, (at output impedance
more than 47 kilohms)
Output impedance with less than
2.2 kilohms/Stereo minijack
(ø 3.5mm)
Input impedance more than
47 kilohms
DV input/output
4-pin special connector
Headphones
Stereo minijack (ø 3.5 mm)
MIC input
Stereo minijack (ø 3.5mm):0.388mV,
DC2.5V
Input impedance 6.8 kilohms
lLANC jack
Stereo miniminijack (ø 2.5 mm)
General
Peak inrush current
(1) Hot switching inrush current,
measured in accordance with
European standard EN55103-1:
6.3 A (230 V)
Power requirements
7.2 V (battery insertion input)
8.4 V (DC IN jack)
Average power consumption
4.3 W during camera recording
using viewfinder
5.3 W during camera recording
using LCD screen
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. 93 x 112 x 193.5 mm (w/h/
d) (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)
Mass
Approx. 900 g (1 lb 16 oz) excluding
the battery pack and the cassette.
Approx. 985 g (2 lb 3 oz) including
the XLR adaptor
Approx. 1.28 kg (2 lb 13 oz)
including the XLR adaptor, wide
conversion lens and wide
conversion lens hood.
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone,
Stereo type
Speaker
Dynamic-speaker
Supplied accessories
See page 7.
AC power adaptor
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
23 W
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
125 x 39 x 62 mm (w/h/d) (5 x 1 3/16 x
2 1/2 in.)
Mass (Approx.)
280 g (9.8 oz) excluding power code
PC card adaptor
Additional information
Video recording system
Two rotary heads, Helical scanning
system
Audio recording system
Rotary heads, PCM system
Quantization: Fs 32kHz (12bits,
stereo 1, stereo 2), Fs 48kHz (16bits,
stereo)
Video signal
DSR-PD100A: NTSC color, EIA
standards
DSR-PD100AP: PAL color, CCIR
standards
Usable cassette
Mini DVCAM cassette with logo
printed
Tape speed
DSR-PD100A: Approx.
28.218 mm/s
DSR-PD100AP: Approx. 28.246
mm/s
Recording/playback time
40 minutes (PDVM-40ME)
Fast forward/rewind time
Approx. 2 min. 30 s (PDVM-40ME)
Image device
3CCD (Charge Coupled Device
1/4”)
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color)
Lens
Combined power zoom lens, 48x
(Digital), 12x (Optical)
Focal distance
f =4.3 to 51.6 mm (3/16 to 2 1/8 in.)
(41.3 to 496 mm (1 11/16 to 19 5/8 in.)
when converted into a 35 mm still
camera)
F 1.6 – 2.8
TTL autofocus system inner focus
wide macro system
Color temperature
Auto, ∑One push, eIndoor
(3200K), WOutdoor (5800K)
Minimum illumination
4 lux at F 1.6
Illumination range
4 to 100,000 lux
Recommended illumination
More than 100 lux
Input and output
connectors
Host interface
PC card ATA/True IDE standards
Operating voltage
3.3 V/5V
Operating environment
0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F) (noncondensing)
Dimensions (Approx.)
85 x 54 x 5 mm (w/h/d) (3 3/8 x 2 1/4
x 7/32 in.)
Mass (Approx.)
30 g (1 oz)
“Memory Stick”
Memory type
Flash memory (4 MB)
Voltage
2.7 to 3.6 V
Power consumption
About 4.5 mA
About 130 µA at standby
Clock
Maximum 20 MHz
Operating environment
0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F) (noncondensing)
Dimensions (Approx.)
21.5 x 50 x 2.8 mm (w/h/d) (7/8 x 2 x
1/8 in.)
Mass (Approx.)
4 g (0.2 oz)
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
135
Identifying the parts
1
2
3
4
8
9
!º
!¡
!™
!£
!¢
!∞
5
6
7
1 EDITSEARCH buttons (p. 22)
8 Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p. 14)
2 BACK LIGHT button (p. 38)
9 PHOTO button (p. 33)
3 FADER button (p. 36)
0 BATT (battery) RELEASE button (p. 11)
4 ND FILTER button (p. 49)
!¡ SHUTTER SPEED button (p. 45)
5 AUTO LOCK selector (p. 44)
!™ WHT BAL (white balance) button (p. 46)
6 OPEN switch (p. 16, 23)
!£ PROGRAM AE button (p. 55)
7 Control dial (p. 28)
!¢ EXPOSURE button (p. 44)
!∞ Memory card slot (p. 90)
136
Identifying the parts
@º
@¡
@™
!§
!¶
@£
@¢
!•
!ª
!§ Tape transport buttons (p. 23)
π STOP (stop)
0 REW (rewind)
· PLAY (playback)
) FF (fast-forward)
P PAUSE (pause)
r REC (record)
@º Power zoom lever (p. 15)
!¶ Focus ring (p. 58)
@¢ FOCUS switch (p. 58)
!• Remote sensor (p. 143)
@∞ PUSH AUTO button (p. 58)
Additional information
@∞
@¡ TC RESET button (p. 14)
@™ Viewfinder (p. 14)
@£ Display window (p. 145)
!ª Built-in microphone
137
Identifying the parts
@§
#™
#£
@¶
#¢
#∞
#§
@•
@ª
#º
#¡
#¶
MEMORY
PLAY
INDEX
DELETE
PICTURE
EFFECT
DIGITAL
EFFECT
TITLE
#•
MENU
#ª
$º
$¡
$™
$£
$¢
$∞
@§ LCD Screen (p. 16)
#§ DISPLAY button (p. 23)
@¶ LCD BRIGHT buttons (p. 16, 23)
#¶ MEMORY INDEX button (p. 106)
@• VOLUME buttons (p. 23)
#• MEMORY PLAY button (p. 105)
@ª RESET button (p. 133)
#ª PICTURE EFFECT button (p. 41)
#º DATA CODE button (p. 81)
$º DIGITAL EFFECT button (p. 42)
#¡ Speaker
$¡ MEMORY DELETE button (p. 109)
#™ START/STOP button (p. 13)
$™ MEMORY – button (p. 105, 109)
#£ POWER switch (p. 13, 23)
$£ MEMORY + button (p. 105, 109)
#¢ ZEBRA selector (p. 50)
$¢ TITLE button (p. 65, 68)
#∞ END SEARCH button (p. 22, 25)
$∞ MENU button (p. 28)
138
Identifying the parts
$ª
%º
$§
%¡
$¶
%™
$•
%£
%¢
%™ Grip strap (p. 20)
$¶ DC IN jack (p. 9)
%£ Lock knob (p. 14)
$• Hooks for shoulder strap (p. 143)
%¢
(self-timer) button (p. 19)
$ª Intelligent accessory shoe
Additional information
$§ Access lamp (p. 92)
%º EJECT switch (p. 12)
%¡ PUSH button (p. 12)
Note on the intelligent accessory shoe
Supplies power to optional accessories such as a video light or microphone. The intelligent
accessory shoe is linked to the POWER switch, allowing you to turn on and off the power
supplied by the shoe. Refer to the operating instruction of the accessory for further
information. To connect an accessory, press down and push it to the end, and then tighten
the screw. To remove an accessory, loosen the screw, and then press down and pull out the
accessory.
139
Identifying the parts
%ª
^º
^¡
%∞
%§
%¶
%•
^™
^£
%∞ LANC l control jack
l stands for Local Application Control Bus
System. The l control jack is used for
controlling the tape transport of video
equipment and peripherals connected to it.
This jack has the same function as the jack
indicated as CONTROL L or REMOTE.
%• MEMORY RELEASE lever
%§
^™ Camera recording lamp
DV IN/OUT jack (p. 83)
This “i.LINK” mark is a trademark of Sony
Corporation and indicates that this product is
in agreement with IEEE 1394-1995
specifications and their revisions.
The DV IN/OUT jack is i.LINK compatible.
%ª 2 (headphones) jack (p. 23)
^º AUDIO/VIDEO jack (p. 72, 82)
^¡ S VIDEO jack (p. 34, 72, 82)
^£ MIC jack (PLUG IN POWER) (p. 87)
Connect an external microphone (not
supplied). This jack also accepts a “plug-inpower” microphone.
%¶ Tripod receptacle (p. 21)
Make sure that the length of the tripod screw
is less than 6.5 mm (9/32 inch). Otherwise,
you cannot attach the tripod securely and the
screw may damage the camcorder.
XLR adaptor
1
3
4
5
2
6
1 LEVEL selector (p. 63)
4 MIC IN connector (p. 63)
2 +48V switch (p. 63)
5 Cable holder
3 PUSH button (p. 63)
6 Screw (p. 63)
140
Identifying the parts
PC card adaptor and “Memory Stick”
1
2
4
3
5
6
4 Terminal (p. 90)
2 Eject button (p. 92)
5 Write-protect switch (p. 90)
3 “Memory Stick” slot (p. 90)
6 Label space (p. 90)
Additional information
1 Connector (p. 90)
141
Identifying the parts
Remote Commander
The buttons that have the same name on the Remote Commander as on the camcorder
function identically.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
!º
!¡
!™
!£
1 PHOTO button (p. 33)
8 =/+ buttons (p. 75, 77, 78)
2 DISPLAY button (p. 23)
9 Power zoom button (p. 15)
3 Memory control buttons (p. 106)
!º ZERO SET MEMORY button
This button does not function.
4 SEARCH MODE button (p. 75, 77, 78)
!¡ DATA CODE button (p. 81)
5 Tape transport buttons (p. 23)
6 REC button (p. 86)/MARK button (p. 84)
7 AUDIO DUB button (p. 88)
!™ Transmitter
Point toward the remote sensor to control the
camcorder after turning on the camcorder.
!£ START/STOP button (p. 13)
To prepare the Remote Commander
To use the Remote Commander, you must insert two size AA (R6) batteries. Use the
supplied size AA (R6) batteries.
(1) Remove the battery cover from the Remote Commander.
(2) Insert both of the size AA (R6) batteries with correct polarity.
(3) Put the battery cover back onto the Remote Commander.
1
142
2
3
Identifying the parts
Note on battery life
The batteries for the Remote Commander last about 6 months under normal operation.
When the batteries become weak or dead, the Remote Commander does not work.
To avoid damage from possible battery leakage
Remove the batteries when you will not use the Remote Commander for a long time.
Remote control direction
Aim the Remote Commander to the remote sensor.
The operative range of the Remote Commander is about 5 m (16.4 feet) indoors. Depending
on the angle, Remote Commander may not activate the camcorder.
Additional information
Notes on the Remote Commander
• Keep the remote sensor away from strong light sources such as direct sunlight or
illumination. Otherwise, the remote control may not be effective.
• Be sure that there is no obstacle between the remote sensor on the camcorder and the
Remote Commander.
• This camcorder works in commander mode VTR 2. The commander modes (1, 2 and 3) are
used to distinguish this camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control
misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in commander mode VTR 2, we recommend
you change the commander mode or cover the remote sensor of the VCR with black paper.
Attaching the shoulder strap
Attach the supplied shoulder strap to the hooks for the shoulder strap.
1
2
3
143
Identifying the parts
Operation indicators
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!¡
!™
!£
!¢
!∞
1 2 0 min
–
+
ST I LL
P ROG . S C A N
NEG . ART
. –3
10000
F1 . 6
AE A
1 2 dB
STBY
0:1 2:3 4
1 2 min
!§
!¶
!•
!ª
@º
END
SEARCH
@¡
48K
@™
@£
@¢
@∞
@§
@¶
@•
1 Cassette memory indicator (p. 118)
!∞ Manual focus/Infinity indicator (p. 58)
2 Remaining battery indicator (p. 122)
!§ SP mode indicator (p. 24)
3 Zoom indicator (p. 15) /Exposure indicator
(p. 45)/ Data file name indicator (p. 91)
!¶ Standby/Recording indicator (p. 13)/Tape
transport mode indicator (p. 23)/Image
quality mode indicator (p. 94)
4 Digital effect indicator (p. 43)
!• Warning indicators (p. 146)
5 PROG.SCAN indicator (p. 35)/
16:9WIDE indicator (p. 39)
!ª Time code indicator (p. 14) /Self diagnosis
indicator (p. 134)/Image number indicator
(p. 106)
6 Picture effect indicator (p. 41)
7 White balance indicator (p. 46)
8 Gain shift indicator (p. 53)
9 AE shift indicator (p. 52)
0 Shutter speed indicator (p. 45)
!¡ Aperture indicator (p. 55)
!™ Program AE indicator (p. 54)
@º Remaining tape indicator (p. 14)/Memory
playback indicator (p. 106)
@¡ END SEARCH indicator (p. 25)
@™ Gain indicator (p. 81)
@£ Audio mode indicator (p. 31)
@¢ Microphone level indicator (p. 48)
@∞ Continuous mode indicator (p. 104)
!£ Back light indicator (p. 38)
@§ ND filter indicator (p. 49)
!¢ Steady shot OFF indicator (p. 51)
@¶ Video flash ready indicator (p. 33)
144
@• Self-timer indicator (p. 19)
Identifying the parts
Display window
2
1
1 Remaining time in minutes indicator (p. 9) /
Tape counter (p. 14) /
Memory counter (p. 106) /
Time code indicator (p. 14)
3
2 FULL charge indicator (p. 9)
3 Remaining battery indicator (p. 9, 122)
Additional information
145
Warning indicators
If indicators flash on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder or warning messages appear on
the screen, check the following:
: You can hear the beep sound when BEEP is set to MELODY or NORMAL in the menu
system.
1
2
5min
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0min
40min
C : 21: 10
40min
1 The battery is weak or dead.
Slow flashing: The battery is weak.
Fast flashing: The battery is dead.
Depending on conditions, the i indicator
may flash, even if there are 5 to 10 minutes
remaining.
2 The tape is near the end.
The flashing is slow.
3 The tape has run out.
The flashing becomes rapid.
4 No tape has been inserted.
5 The tab on the tape is out (red).
6 Moisture condensation has occurred.
(p. 125)
7 The video heads may be contaminated.
(p. 125)
146
8 The clock is not set.
When this message appears though you set
the date and time, the vanadium-lithium
battery is discharged. Charge the vanadiumlithium battery. (p. 119)
9 Some other trouble has occurred.
Use the self-diagnosis function (p. 134). If the
display does not disappear, contact your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
Warning indicators
!º
!¡
!™
!£
!¢
!∞
!¡ The tape has no cassette memory. (p. 5)
!™ The file cannot be read properly.
Additional information
0 The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type.
MVC0001
!£ The image data file is protected.
The flashing is slow.
!¢ The tape has no memory left or cannot use
the memory.
!∞ The protect tab is set to prevent accidental
erasure.
147
Index
A, B
M, N
W, X, Y, Z
Audio mode ................................ 31
AUTO SHTR ............................... 29
Battery release ............................ 11
BEEP ............................................ 32
Manual adjustment ................... 44
Manual focus .............................. 57
Memory card .............................. 90
Memory card slot ....................... 90
“Memory Stick” ......................... 90
Menu system .............................. 28
Microphone level ....................... 48
Mirror mode ............................... 17
Moisture condensation ........... 125
Normal charge ............................. 9
Wide conversion lens ................ 64
Wide TV mode ........................... 39
XLR adaptor ............................... 63
Zebra pattern .............................. 50
Zoom ........................................... 15
C
Cassette memory ......................... 5
Charging battery pack ................ 9
Charging vanadium-lithium
battery .................................... 119
Cleaning video heads .............. 125
Clock set .................................... 120
Color TV system .................. 5, 128
Connection ............................ 72, 82
Continuous ............................... 103
COPY INHIBIT ........................ 118
Cut recording ............................. 61
D, E
Data Code ................................... 81
Date search ................................. 75
DISPLAY ..................................... 23
Digital zoom ............................... 16
DV connecting cable .................. 83
DV format ................................. 116
DV IN/OUT ............................... 83
Editing ......................................... 82
EJECT .................................... 12, 92
END SEARCH ...................... 22, 25
Exposure ..................................... 44
O, P, Q
PC card adaptor ......................... 92
PHOTO ....................................... 33
Photo scan ................................... 80
Photo search ............................... 78
Playback on a TV ....................... 72
Playback pause ........................... 24
Power sources ............................ 26
Power zoom ................................ 15
PROGRAM AE ........................... 54
Progressive ................................. 35
PROG. SCAN ............................. 35
R
Remaining battery indicator .. 122
Remaining tape indicator ......... 14
Remote Commander ............... 142
S
Fade-in/fade-out ....................... 36
FADER ........................................ 36
Format ......................................... 96
FOCUS ......................................... 57
Full charge .................................... 9
Self-diagnosis function ........... 134
Self-timer recording .................. 19
Slide show ................................. 114
SP mode ...................................... 24
Standby mode ............................ 14
SteadyShot .................................. 51
Still image ................................... 98
I, J, K, L
T, U, V
i.LINK ........................................ 140
Image quality mode .................. 94
INDEX (Multiple) display ...... 106
“InfoLITHIUM” ....................... 123
Lens hood ................................... 15
LCD BRIGHT ....................... 16, 23
Time code .................................... 14
Title (making) ............................. 68
Title (superimposition) ............. 65
Title search .................................. 77
Tripod mounting ....................... 21
VOLUME .................................... 23
F, G, H
148Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan