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3-074-615-11 (1)
Digital
Video Camera
Recorder
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. DCR-PC101
Model No. AC-
Serial No.
Serial No.
TM
SERIES
DCR-PC101
©2002 Sony Corporation
Welcome!
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam. With your Handycam, you can capture life’s
precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Handycam is loaded with advanced
features, but at the same time it is very easy to use. You will soon be producing home video that you can
enjoy for years to come.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call :
Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY
(7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters
only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
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
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning
your used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and
recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/.
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
“Memory Stick”
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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.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES
WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
SONY
DCR-PC101
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road,
Oradell, NJ 07649 U.S.A.
Telephone No.:
201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions.: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Checking supplied accessories
Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.
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2
3
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
1 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power
adaptor (1), Power cord (1) (p. 15)
2 NP-FM50 battery pack (1) (p. 14, 15)
3 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 43)
4 Wireless Remote Commander (1)
(p. 221)
5 Size AA (R6) battery for Remote
Commander (2) (p. 221)
Getting started
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Lens cap (1) (p. 24)
“Memory Stick” (1) (p. 113)
USB cable (1) (p. 163)
CD-ROM (SPVD-008 USB Driver) (1)
(p. 168)
q; Battery terminal cover (1) (p. 14)
qa Cleaning cloth (1) (p. 210)
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7
8
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Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not made due to a
malfunction of the camcorder, storage media, etc.
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Main Features
Recording moving pictures
or still images, and playing
them back
•Recording moving pictures on tapes
(p. 24)
•Recording still images on tapes (p. 47)
•Playing back tapes (p. 38)
•Recording still images on “Memory
Stick”s (p. 44, 122)
•Recording moving pictures on
“Memory Stick”s (p. 136)
•Viewing still images recorded on
“Memory Stick”s (p. 148)
•Viewing moving pictures on
“Memory Stick”s (p. 151)
Main Features
•Viewing moving pictures recorded on
tapes using USB cable (p. 174)
•Viewing images recorded on
“Memory Stick”s using the USB cable
(p. 178, 182)
•Capturing images on your computer
from your camcorder using the USB
cable (p. 176)
•Converting an analog signal into
digital to capture images onto your
computer (p. 183)
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Capturing images on your
computer
Main Features
Getting started
Other uses
Functions to adjust exposure in recording
•BACK LIGHT (p. 32)
•NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter (p. 32)
•PROGRAM AE (p. 60)
•White balance (p. 49)
•Adjusting the exposure manually (p. 63)
•Flexible Spot Meter (p. 64)
Main Features
Functions to give images more impact
•Digital zoom [MENU] (p. 29)
The default setting is set to OFF. (To zoom greater than 10×, select the digital
zoom power in D ZOOM in the menu settings.)
•Fader (p. 53)
•Picture effect (p. 56)
•Digital effect (p. 57)
•Titles (p. 106)
•MEMORY MIX (p. 131)
Functions to give a natural appearance to your recordings
•Sports lesson (p. 60)
•Landscape (p. 60)
•Manual focus (p. 65)
•Spot Focus (p. 66)
Functions to use after recording
•END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review (p. 36)
•DATA CODE (p. 39)
•Tape PB ZOOM (p. 74)
•ZERO SET MEMORY (p. 76)
•TITLE SEARCH (p. 77)
•Digital program editing (p. 85, 143)
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Table of contents
Checking supplied accessories .............. 3
Main Features ............................... 4
Quick Start Guide
– Recording on a tape ............................. 8
– Recording on a “Memory Stick” ...... 10
Getting started
Using this manual ................................. 12
Step 1 Preparing the power supply .... 14
Installing the battery pack ............. 14
Charging the battery pack ............. 15
Connecting to a wall outlet ........... 18
Step 2 Setting the date and time ......... 19
Step 3 Inserting a cassette .................... 21
Step 4 Using the touch panel ............... 22
Recording – Basics
Recording a picture ............................... 24
Shooting a backlit subject
– BACK LIGHT ........................ 32
Shooting in the dark
– NightShot/Super NightShot/
Color Slow Shutter ........................ 32
Self-timer recording ....................... 35
Checking the recording
– END SEARCH/
EDITSEARCH/Rec Review .......... 36
Playback – Basics
Playing back a tape ............................... 38
To display the screen indicators
– Display function ................... 39
Viewing the recording on TV .............. 43
Advanced Recording
Operations
Recording still images on a
“Memory Stick” during recording
on a tape ........................................... 44
Recording a still image on a tape
– Tape Photo recording ................. 47
Adjusting the white balance manually ... 49
Using the wide mode ........................... 51
Using the fader function ...................... 53
Using special effects – Picture effect ... 56
Using special effects – Digital effect ... 57
Using the PROGRAM AE .................... 60
Adjusting the exposure manually ...... 63
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Using the spot light-metering function
– Flexible Spot Meter ..................... 64
Focusing manually ................................ 65
Using the spot focus function
– Spot Focus .................................... 66
Interval recording ................................. 67
Frame by frame recording
– Frame recording .......................... 69
Using the viewfinder ............................ 70
Advanced Playback
Operations
Playing back a tape with picture effect ..... 72
Playing back a tape with digital effect .... 73
Enlarging images recorded on tapes
– Tape PB ZOOM ........................... 74
Quickly locating a scene
– ZERO SET MEMORY ................. 76
Searching the boundaries of recorded
tape by title – TITLE SEARCH ..... 77
Searching a recording by date
– DATE SEARCH ........................... 78
Searching for a photo
– PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN ... 80
Editing
Dubbing a tape ...................................... 83
Dubbing only desired scenes
– Digital program editing (on tapes) ... 85
Recording video or TV programs ....... 97
Inserting a scene from a VCR
– Insert editing .............................. 100
Audio dubbing .................................... 102
Superimposing a title ......................... 106
Making your own titles ...................... 109
Labeling a cassette .............................. 111
“Memory Stick” Operations
Using a “Memory Stick”
– Introduction .............................. 113
Recording still images on
“Memory Stick”s
– Memory photo recording ......... 122
Recording an image from a tape
as a still image ............................... 127
Superimposing a still image in the
“Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX .......................... 131
Recording moving pictures on
“Memory Stick”s
– MPEG movie recording ........... 136
Table of contents
Troubleshooting
Types of trouble and how to
correct trouble ............................... 193
Self-diagnosis display ......................... 200
Warning indicators and messages .... 201
Additional Information
Usable cassettes ................................... 203
About the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack ................................... 205
About i.LINK ....................................... 206
Using your camcorder abroad .......... 208
Maintenance information and
precautions .................................... 209
Specifications ....................................... 214
Getting started
Recording a picture from a tape as a
moving picture ............................. 139
Recording edited pictures from a
tape as a moving picture
– Digital program editing
(on “Memory Stick”s) .................. 143
Copying still images from a tape
– PHOTO SAVE ............................ 146
Viewing a still image
– Memory photo playback .......... 148
Viewing a moving picture
– MPEG movie playback ............. 151
Enlarging still images recorded on
“Memory Stick”s
– Memory PB ZOOM ................... 154
Playing back images in a continuous
loop – SLIDE SHOW .................... 155
Preventing accidental erasure
– Image protection ........................ 156
Deleting images – DELETE ............... 157
Writing a print mark
– PRINT MARK ............................ 160
Using the optional printer ................. 161
Quick Reference
Identifying the parts and controls .... 216
Index ..................................................... 223
Viewing images with your
computer
Viewing images with your computer
– Introduction ............................... 163
Connecting to your computer with
USB port – For Windows users ... 166
Viewing images recorded on a tape
on your computer
– For Windows users ................... 174
Viewing images recorded on a
“Memory Stick” on your
computer – For Windows users ... 178
Connecting to your computer with
USB port – For Macintosh users ... 180
Viewing images recorded on a
“Memory Stick” on your
computer – For Macintosh users ... 182
Capturing images from an analog
video unit on your computer
– Signal convert function ............. 183
Customizing Your Camcorder
Changing the menu settings .............. 184
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Quick Start Guide – Recording on a tape
This chapter introduces you to the basic
features to record pictures on tapes of your
camcorder. See the page in parentheses “( )”
for more information.
Pull down the Holding Grip to hold your
camcorder as illustrated.
Holding Grip
Connecting the power cord
(p. 18)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 14).
Open the
jack cover.
AC power adaptor (supplied)
Quick Start Guide
Connect the plug with its v
mark facing the Holding Grip.
Inserting a cassette (p. 21)
1 Slide OPEN/
ZEJECT in the
direction of the arrow
and open the lid.
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2 Push the middle
portion of the back of
the cassette to insert.
Insert the cassette in a
straight line deeply
into the cassette
compartment with
the window facing
out.
3 Close the cassette
compartment by
pressing the
mark on the cassette
compartment.
After the cassette
compartment goes
down completely,
close the lid until it
clicks.
Recording a picture
(p. 24)
1 Remove the lens cap.
2 Set the POWER switch to
CAMERA while pressing the
small green button.
3 Press OPEN to
POWER
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
4 Press START/STOP. Your
camcorder starts recording. To
stop recording, press START/
STOP again.
POWER
LOCK
VCR
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel is
closed, pull out the
viewfinder until it clicks.
Adjust the viewfinder
lens to your eyesight
(p. 28).
LOCK
VCR
open the LCD
panel. The picture
appears on the
screen.
Monitoring the playback picture on the LCD
screen (p. 38)
1 Set the POWER switch to VCR while
pressing the small green button.
POWER
Quick Start Guide
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting
is set to off. If you want to record the date and time on a
picture, set the clock setting before recording (p. 19).
2 Press
of the touch panel to
rewind the tape.
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
3 Press
of the touch panel to
start playback.
NOTE
When using the touch panel, press
operation buttons lightly with your
thumb supporting the LCD screen from
the rear of it. Do not press the LCD
screen with sharp-pointed objects such
as a pen.
NOTE
Do not pick up your
camcorder by the
viewfinder, the LCD panel,
the battery pack or the jack
cover.
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Quick Start Guide – Recording on a “Memory Stick”
Holding Grip
This chapter introduces you to the basic
features to record on a “Memory Stick” of your
camcorder. See the page in parentheses “( )”
for more information.
Pull down the Holding Grip to hold your
camcorder as illustrated.
Connecting the power cord
(p. 18)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 14).
Open the
jack cover.
Quick Start Guide
AC power adaptor (supplied)
Connect the plug with its v
mark facing the Holding Grip.
Inserting a “Memory Stick”
(p. 115)
Insert a “Memory Stick” in the
“Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go
with the B mark facing up as
illustrated.
MEMORY
EJECT
Access lamp
“Memory Stick” slot
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When you eject the “Memory
Stick,” slide MEMORY EJECT in
the direction of the arrow.
Recording a still image on a “Memory Stick” (p. 122)
4 Press PHOTO
1 Remove the lens cap.
lightly.
3 Press OPEN to open the LCD
panel. The picture appears on
the screen.
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel is closed, pull
out the viewfinder until it clicks.
Adjust the viewfinder lens to your
eyesight (p. 28).
5 Press PHOTO
deeper.
2 Set the POWER switch to
When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is
set to off. If you want to record the date and time on a
picture, set the clock setting before recording (p. 19).
Monitoring the still image on the LCD screen
(p. 148)
Quick Start Guide
MEMORY while pressing the
small green button.
Make sure that the LOCK
switch is set to the right
(unlock) position.
1 Set the POWER switch to MEMORY
while pressing the small green button.
Make sure that the LOCK switch is set
to the right (unlock) position.
POWER
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
2 Press PLAY. The last recorded
image is displayed.
PLAY
NOTE
Do not pick up your
camcorder by the
viewfinder, the LCD panel,
the battery pack or the jack
cover.
INDEX
FN
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— Getting started —
Using this manual
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown in
capital letters.
e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep sound to indicate that the
operation is being carried out.
Note on Cassette Memory
Your camcorder is based on the DV format. You can only use mini DV cassettes with
your camcorder. We recommend that you use a tape with cassette memory
.
The functions which require different operations depending on whether the tape has
the cassette memory or not are:
– END SEARCH (p. 36)
– DATE SEARCH (p. 78)
– PHOTO SEARCH (p. 80)
The functions you can operate only with the cassette memory are:
– TITLE SEARCH (p. 77)
– Superimposing a title (p. 106)
– Labeling a cassette (p. 111)
For details, see page 203.
You see this mark in the introduction to the features that operate only with
cassette memory.
Cassettes with cassette memory are marked by
(Cassette Memory).
Note on TV color systems
TV color systems differ from country to country. To view your recordings on a TV, you
need a NTSC system-based TV.
Copyright precautions
Television programs, movies, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
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Using this manual
Precautions on camcorder care
Lens and LCD screen/finder (on mounted models only)
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
Getting started
•The LCD screen and the finder are manufactured using extremely high-precision
technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red,
blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen and the finder.
These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
•Do not let your camcorder get wet. Keep your camcorder away from rain and sea
water. Letting your camcorder get wet may cause your camcorder to malfunction.
Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired [a].
•Never leave your camcorder exposed to temperatures above 60 °C (140 °F), such as in a
car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight [b].
•Be careful when placing your camcorder near a window or outdoors. Exposing the
LCD screen, the finder or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions [c].
•Do not directly shoot the sun. Doing so might cause your camcorder to malfunction.
Take pictures of the sun in low light conditions such as dusk [d].
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Installing the battery pack
(1) While sliding BATT (battery) release lever in the direction of the arrow 1,
slide the battery terminal cover in the direction of the arrow 2.
(2) Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
1
2
2
1
To remove the battery pack
The battery pack is removed in the same way as the battery terminal cover.
Note on the battery terminal cover
To protect the battery terminals, install the battery terminal cover after the battery pack
is removed.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Charging the battery pack
(1) Install the battery pack on your camcorder.
(2) Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied with your
camcorder to the DC IN jack with the plug’s v mark facing the Holding Grip.
(3) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(4) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
(5) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
The CHARGE lamp lights up when the charge begins. After the charge is
completed, the CHARGE lamp goes off (full charge).
Getting started
Use the battery pack after charging it for your camcorder.
Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series).
See page 205 for details of the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
3
2
CHARGE lamp
POWER
LOCK
VCR
5
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder.
While charging the battery pack, the CHARGE lamp flashes in the following cases:
– The battery pack is not installed correctly.
– Something is wrong with the battery pack.
When you use the AC power adaptor
Place the AC power adaptor near a wall outlet. If any trouble occurs with this unit,
disconnect the plug from a wall outlet as soon as possible to cut off the power.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Charging time
Battery pack
NP-FM50 (supplied)
Full charge
150
NP-FM70
240
NP-QM71
260
NP-FM90
330
NP-FM91/QM91
360
Approximate minutes at 25 °C (77 °F) to charge an empty battery pack
The charging time may increase if the battery’s temperature is extremely high or low
because of the ambient temperature.
Recording time
Recording with the viewfinder
Continuous
Typical*
NP-FM50 (supplied)
150
85
Battery pack
Recording with the LCD screen
Continuous
Typical*
120
70
NP-FM70
310
180
255
150
NP-QM71
365
215
300
175
NP-FM90
475
280
390
230
NP-FM91/QM91
550
325
455
265
Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery
* Approximate recording time when you repeat recording, start/stop, zoom and turn
the power on/off. The actual battery life may be shorter.
Playback time
Battery pack
Playback time on LCD screen
NP-FM50 (supplied)
150
Playback time with LCD closed
195
NP-FM70
310
400
NP-QM71
365
465
NP-FM90
475
600
NP-FM91/QM91
550
695
Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Note
Approximate recording time and playing time at 25 °C (77 °F). The battery life will be
shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment.
Recommended charging temperature
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C
to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
Getting started
If the power goes off although the battery remaining indicator indicates that the
battery pack has enough power to operate
Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication on the battery remaining
indicator is correct.
What is ”InfoLITHIUM”?
The “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data such as
battery consumption with compatible electronic equipment. This unit is compatible
with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Your camcorder operates only with
the “InfoLITHIUM” battery. “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have the
mark.
TM
SERIES
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Connecting to a wall outlet
When you use your camcorder for a long time, we recommend that you power it from a
wall outlet using the AC power adaptor.
(1) Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied with your
camcorder to the DC IN jack on your camcorder with the plug’s v mark facing
the Holding Grip.
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
1
2,3
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (house current) as long as it is
connected to a wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off.
Notes
•The AC power adaptor can supply power even if the battery pack is attached to your
camcorder.
•The DC IN jack has “source priority.” This means that the battery pack cannot supply
any power if the power cord is connected to the DC IN jack, even when the power
cord is not plugged into a wall outlet.
•Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC cable
of the AC power adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC power
adaptor.
Using a car battery
Use Sony Car Battery Adaptor (optional). Refer to the operating instructions of the Car
Battery Adaptor for further information.
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Step 2 Setting the date and time
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY.
Press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22).
Press MENU to display the menu.
with r/R, and press EXEC.
Select
Select CLOCK SET with r/R, and press EXEC.
Select the desired year with r/R, and press EXEC.
Set the month, day and hour with the same procedure as step 6.
Set the minute with r/R, and press EXEC by the time signal. The clock starts to
move.
2
4
5
R
EXEC
Getting started
Set the date and time when you use your camcorder for the first time. “CLOCK SET”
will be displayed each time you set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY
unless you set the date and time settings.
If you do not use your camcorder for about three months, the date and time settings
may be released (bars may appear) because the built-in rechargeable battery installed in
your camcorder will have been discharged (p. 211).
First, set the year, then the month, the day, the hour and the minute.
EXEC
r
FN
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
2002 JAN 1
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET – – : – – : – –
USB STREAM
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
12 00 AM
r
R
EXEC
8
6
RET.
r
R
r
RET.
EXEC
R
EXEC
RET.
R
EXEC
R
r
EXEC
r
EXIT
EXIT
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
2002 JUL 4
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
EXIT
JUL 4 2002
5:30:00 PM
5 30 PM
2002 JAN
1
2002 JAN
1
r
12 00 AM
R
EXEC
RET.
r
R
EXEC
RET.
12 00 AM
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Step 2 Setting the date and time
The year changes as follows:
1995
2002
2079
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
If you do not set the date and time
“– – – – – – – – –” and “– –:– –:– –” are recorded on the data code of the tape and the
“Memory Stick”.
Note on the time indicator
The internal clock of your camcorder uses a 12-hour cycle.
– 12:00 AM stands for midnight.
– 12:00 PM stands for noon.
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Step 3 Inserting a cassette
2
OPEN/ZEJECT
3,4
Getting started
(1) Prepare the power source.
(2) Slide OPEN/ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. The
cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens.
(3) Push the middle portion of the back of the cassette to insert.
Insert the cassette in a straight line deeply into the cassette compartment with
the window facing out.
mark on the cassette
(4) Close the cassette compartment by pressing the
compartment. The cassette compartment automatically goes down.
(5) After the cassette compartment goes down completely, close the lid until it
clicks.
5
To eject a cassette
Follow the procedure above, and take out the cassette in step 3.
Notes
•Do not press the cassette compartment down. Doing so may cause malfunction.
•The cassette compartment may not be closed when you press any part of the
compartment other than the
mark.
When you use mini DV cassettes with cassette memory
Read instructions about cassette memory to use this function properly (p. 203).
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide the write-protect tab on the cassette to expose the red mark.
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Step 4 Using the touch panel
Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen. Touch the LCD panel
directly to operate each function.
(1) Prepare the power source.
(2) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
(3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR while pressing the small green
button.
(4) Press FN. Operation buttons appear on the LCD screen.
(5) Press PAGE2 to go to PAGE2. Operation buttons appear on the LCD screen.
(6) Press a desired operation item. See relevant pages of this manual for each
function.
5
4
In CAMERA
3
POWER
VCR
PAGE1 PAGE2
EXIT
MENU FADER
END
SCH
PAGE1 PAGE2
MEMORY
SPOT
METER
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
SPOT
FOCUS
EXPO–
SURE
EXIT
SELF
TIMER
DIG
EFFT
LCD
BRT
VOL
MEM
MIX
2
1
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To execute settings
Press EXEC or
OK. The display returns to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
To cancel settings
Press
22
OFF to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
LOCK
Step 4 Using the touch panel
Getting started
Notes
•When using the touch panel, press operation buttons with your thumb supporting the
LCD screen from the back side of it or press those buttons lightly with your index
finger.
•Do not press operation buttons with sharp-pointed objects such as a pen.
•Do not press the LCD screen too hard.
•Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands.
•If FN is not on the LCD screen, touch the LCD screen lightly to make it appear. You
can control the display with DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder.
•When operation buttons do not work even if you press them, an adjustment is
required (CALIBRATION) (p. 211).
•When the LCD screen gets dirty, use the supplied cleaning cloth.
When executing each item
The green bar appears above the item.
If an item is not available
The color of the items changes to gray.
Touch panel
You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder (p. 70).
Press FN to display the following buttons:
CAMERA
PAGE1
SPOT FOCUS, MENU, FADER, END SCH, SPOT METER, EXPOSURE
PAGE2
SELF TIMER, DIG EFFT, LCD BRT, VOL, MEM MIX
VCR
PAGE1
MENU, LCD BRT, VOL, END SCH
PAGE2
PB ZOOM, DIG EFFT, DATA CODE
PAGE3
V SPD PLAY, A DUB CTRL, REC CTRL
See page 116 when you set the POWER switch to MEMORY .
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— Recording – Basics —
Recording a picture
Your camcorder automatically focuses for you.
(1) Remove the lens cap and pull the lens cap string to fix it.
(2) Install the power source and insert a cassette. See “Step 1” to “Step 3” for more
information (p. 14 to 21).
(3) Pull down the Holding Grip.
Hold your camcorder firmly as illustrated.
(4) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button.
Your camcorder is in standby.
(5) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the LCD panel.
(6) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The REC indicator
appears. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder
lights up. To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
1
LOCK
4
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
Microphone
5
Camera recording
lamp
2
3
6
LOCK
40min
REC 0:00:01
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
After recording
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
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Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
Close the LCD panel and set the Holding Grip back to the previous position.
Eject the cassette.
Remove the battery pack.
Recording a picture
Note on Recording mode
Your camcorder records and plays back in the SP (standard play) mode and in the LP
(long play) mode. Select SP or LP in the menu settings (p. 190). In the LP mode, you can
record 1.5 times as long as in the SP mode.
When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, we recommend playing the
tape on your camcorder.
Recording – Basics
Notes
•Fasten the grip strap firmly.
•Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording.
•The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed
during recording. However, they are recorded automatically onto the tape. To display
the recording data, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also use the Remote
Commander for this operation (p. 39).
Note on the LOCK switch
When you slide the LOCK switch to the left, the POWER switch can no longer be set to
MEMORY accidentally. The LOCK switch is set to the right as a default setting.
To enable smooth transition
Transition between the last scene you recorded and the next scene is smooth as long as
you do not eject the cassette even if you turn off your camcorder.
However, check the following:
– Do not mix recordings in the SP mode and in the LP mode on one tape.
– When you change the battery pack, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
– When you use a tape with cassette memory, you can make the transition smooth even
after ejecting the cassette by using the END SEARCH function (p. 36).
If you leave your camcorder in tape recording standby for five minutes while the
cassette is inserted
Your camcorder automatically turns off. This is to save battery power and to prevent
battery and tape wear. To resume tape recording standby, set the POWER switch to
OFF (CHARGE), and to CAMERA again. To start recording, press START/STOP again
without switching the POWER switch. However, your camcorder does not turn off
automatically while the cassette is not inserted.
When you record in the SP and LP modes on one tape or you record in the LP
mode
•The transition between scenes is not smooth.
•The playback picture may be distorted or the time code may not be written properly
between scenes.
The battery life when you record using the LCD screen
The battery time is slightly shorter than the shooting time using the viewfinder.
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Recording a picture
Adjusting the LCD screen
The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to the viewfinder side and about 180 degrees to
the lens side.
180°
90°
OPEN
When closing the LCD panel, set it vertically, and swing it into the camcorder body.
Note
When using the LCD screen except in the mirror mode, the viewfinder automatically
turns off.
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.
When you adjust the angle of the LCD panel
Make sure the LCD panel is opened up to 90 degrees.
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Recording a picture
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen
– : to dim
+ : to brighten
(4) Press
OK to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
1
2,3
FN
LCD
BRT
Recording – Basics
(1) When you set the POWER switch to CAMERA, press FN and select PAGE2.
When you set the POWER switch to VCR, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22).
When you set the POWER switch to MEMORY, press FN and select PAGE3.
(2) Press LCD BRT. The screen to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen appears.
(3) Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen using –/+.
OK
–
LCD BRT
+
the bar indicator
OPEN
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
LCD screen backlight
You can change the brightness of the backlight. Select LCD B.L. in the menu settings
when using the battery pack (p. 187).
Even if you adjust LCD BRT or LCD B.L.
The recorded picture will not be affected.
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Recording a picture
Adjusting the viewfinder
If you record pictures with the LCD panel closed, check the picture with the viewfinder.
Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight so that the indicators in the viewfinder
come into sharp focus.
Pull out the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever.
Viewfinder lens
adjustment lever
You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with the LCD
screen facing out. You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder when the
POWER switch is set to CAMERA or MEMORY (p. 70).
Viewfinder backlight
You can change the brightness of the backlight.
Select VF B.L. in the menu settings when using the battery pack (p. 187).
Even if you adjust VF B.L.
The recorded picture will not be affected.
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Recording a picture
Using the zoom feature
Move the power zoom lever a little for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.
Using the zoom function sparingly results in better-looking recordings.
T: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
W: for wide-angle (subject appears further away)
Recording – Basics
W
T
W
W
T
T
To zoom greater than 10×
Zoom greater than 10× is performed digitally. To activate the digital zoom, select the digital
zoom power in D ZOOM in the menu settings. The digital zoom function is set to OFF as
a default setting (p. 186).
The right side of the bar shows the digital
zooming zone.
The digital zooming zone appears when you
select the digital zoom power in the menu
settings.
W
T
When you shoot close to a subject
If you cannot get a sharp focus, move the power zoom lever to the “W” side until the
focus is sharp. You can shoot a subject that is at least about 80 cm (about 2 feet 5/8 inch)
away from the lens surface in the telephoto position, or about 1 cm (about 1/2 inch)
away in the wide-angle position.
Notes on digital zoom
•Digital zoom can be set to 20× or 120×.
•The picture quality deteriorates as you move the power zoom lever toward the “T”
side.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
You cannot use the digital zoom.
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Recording a picture
Shooting with the Mirror Mode
This feature allows the camera subject to view him- or herself on the LCD screen.
The subject can see his or her own image on the LCD screen while you look at the
subject in the viewfinder.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY.
Pull out the viewfinder and rotate the LCD screen 180 degrees.
The
indicator appears in the viewfinder and on the LCD screen.
When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA, Xz appears in standby, and z appears in
recording. Some other indicators appear mirror-reversed and others are not displayed.
Picture in the mirror mode
The picture on the LCD screen is a mirror-image. However, the picture will be normal
when recorded.
During recording in the mirror mode
• ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander does not work.
• FN appears mirror-reversed in the viewfinder.
When you press FN
The
indicator does not appear on the screen.
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Recording a picture
Indicators displayed in the recording mode
The indicators are not recorded on the tape.
Remaining battery time
Recording – Basics
Cassette memory
This is displayed when using a tape with cassette memory.
Recording mode
STBY/REC
40min
REC
0:00:01
45min
Time code/Tape counter
Remaining tape
This appears after you insert a cassette and record or play back for a while.
JUL 4 2002
/–
EDIT
12 : 05 : 56 AM
+
FN
FN button
Press this button to display operation buttons on the LCD screen.
Time
The time is displayed about five seconds after the power is turned on.
Date
The date is displayed about five seconds after the power is turned on.
EDITSEARCH
This appears when you set EDITSEARCH to ON in
settings (p. 186).
in the menu
Remaining battery time indicator during recording
The remaining battery time indicator roughly indicates the continuous recording time.
The indicator may not be correct, depending on the conditions in which you are
recording. When you close the LCD panel and open it again, it takes about one minute
for the correct remaining battery time in minutes to be displayed.
Time code
The time code indicates “0:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds) in recording and
“0:00:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) in playback. You cannot rewrite only
the time code.
Remaining tape indicator
The indicator may not be displayed accurately depending on the tape.
Recording data
The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed
during recording. However, they are recorded automatically on the tape. To display the
recording data, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also use the Remote
Commander for this operation (p. 39).
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Recording a picture
Shooting a backlit subject – BACK LIGHT
When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a
light background, use the backlight function.
BACK LIGHT
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press BACK LIGHT.
The . indicator appears on the screen.
To cancel, press BACK LIGHT again.
During back light function
The backlight function will be canceled when you press MANUAL (p. 63) in
EXPOSURE or SPOT METER (p. 64).
Shooting in the dark
– NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter
NightShot enables you to shoot a subject in a dark place. For example, you can
satisfactorily record the environment of nocturnal animals for observation when you
use this function.
NIGHTSHOT
OFF
COLOR SLOW S
SUPER NS
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ON
NightShot Light emitter
Recording a picture
Using NightShot
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
The
indicator and “NIGHTSHOT” flash on the screen. To cancel NightShot, slide
NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
Recording – Basics
Notes
•Do not use the NightShot function in bright places (e.g. outdoors in the daytime). This
may cause your camcorder to malfunction.
•When you keep NIGHTSHOT set to ON in normal recording, the picture may be
recorded in incorrect or unnatural colors.
•If focusing is difficult when using the NightShot function, focus manually.
•Do not cover the NightShot Light emitter when using the NightShot function.
While using NightShot, you cannot use the following functions:
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
– PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
– White balance
Using Super NightShot
Super NightShot makes subjects more than 16 times brighter than those recorded in
NightShot.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then slide NIGHTSHOT to ON. The
indicator and “NIGHTSHOT” flash on the screen.
indicator and “SUPER NIGHTSHOT“ flash on the
(2) Press SUPER NS. The
screen.
To cancel Super NightShot, press SUPER NS again.
While using Super NightShot
The shutter speed will be automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of the
background. The motion of the moving picture may slow down.
While using Super NightShot, you cannot use the following functions:
– Fader
– Exposure
– Digital effect
– PROGRAM AE
– Recording on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby
– White balance
– Flexible Spot Meter
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
You cannot use Super NightShot function.
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Recording a picture
Using the NightShot Light
The picture will be clearer with the NightShot Light on. To activate NightShot Light, set
N.S.LIGHT to ON in the menu settings (p. 185).
(The default setting is ON.)
NightShot Light
NightShot Light rays are infrared and so are invisible. The maximum shooting distance
using the NightShot Light is about 3 m (10 feet).
Using Color Slow Shutter
Color Slow Shutter enables you to record color images in a dark place.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
(2) Press COLOR SLOW S.
indicator and COLOR SLOW SHUTTER flash on the screen.
The
To cancel the Color Slow Shutter function, press COLOR SLOW S again.
While using Color Slow Shutter
The shutter speed will be automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of the
background. The motion of the moving picture may slow down.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
You cannot use Color Slow Shutter function.
While using the Color Slow Shutter function, you cannot use the following
functions:
– Fader
– Exposure
– Digital effect
– PROGRAM AE
– Recording on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby
– Flexible Spot Meter
In total darkness
Color Slow Shutter may not work properly.
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Recording a picture
Self-timer recording
Recording automatically starts in 10 seconds after you set the self-timer. You can also
use the Remote Commander for this operation.
Recording – Basics
(1) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2 (p. 22).
(2) Press SELFTIMER.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(3) Press START/STOP.
The self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound. In the last two
seconds of the countdown, the beep sound gets faster, then recording starts
automatically.
START/STOP
1
FN
START/STOP
To stop the count down
Press START/STOP.
To restart the countdown, press START/STOP again.
To cancel self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen while
your camcorder is in standby. You cannot cancel self-timer recording using the Remote
Commander.
Note
Self-timer recording is automatically canceled when:
– Self-timer recording is finished.
– The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
You can also record images with the self-timer (p. 126, 138).
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Checking the recording
– END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review
You can use these buttons to check the recorded picture or shot so that the transition
between the last recorded scene and the next scene you record is smooth.
1
FN
EDIT
END SEARCH
You can go to the end of the recorded section after you record.
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22).
(2) Press END SCH.
The last five seconds of the recorded section are played back and your
camcorder returns to standby. You can monitor the sound from the speaker or
headphones.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To stop searching
Press END SCH again.
END SEARCH function
When you use a tape without cassette memory, END SEARCH does not work once you
eject the cassette after you have recorded on the tape. If you use a tape with cassette
memory, END SEARCH works even after you eject the cassette.
If a tape has a blank portion in the recorded sections
END SEARCH may not work correctly.
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Checking the recording
— END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review
EDITSEARCH
You can search for the next recording start point.
+
: to go forward
7/– : to go backward
Release 7/– · + to stop playback. If you press START/STOP, re-recording begins from
the point you released 7/– · +. You cannot monitor the sound.
Recording – Basics
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22).
(p. 186).
(2) Press MENU, then set EDITSEARCH to ON in
(3) Hold down the 7/– · + side of EDIT. The recorded section is played back.
Rec Review
You can check the last recorded section.
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22).
(2) Press MENU, then set EDITSEARCH to ON in
(3) Press the 7/– side of EDIT momentarily .
(p. 186).
The section you have stopped most recently will be played back for a few seconds, and
then your camcorder will return to standby. You can monitor the sound from the
speaker or headphones.
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— Playback – Basics —
Playing back a tape
You can monitor the recorded tape etc. on the LCD screen. If you close the LCD panel,
you can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can also control playback
using the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Prepare the power source and insert the recorded tape.
Set the POWER switch to VCR while pressing the small green button.
Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
to rewind the tape.
Press
Press
to start playback.
Adjust the volume following the steps below.
1 Press FN to display PAGE1.
2 Press VOL. The screen to adjust volume appears.
3 Press –/+ to adjust the volume.
– : to decrease the volume
+ : to increase the volume
OK to return to PAGE1.
(7) Press
2
POWER
LOCK
VCR
5
4
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
6
OK
FN
3
–
VOL
+
The bar indicator
1
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To stop playback
Press
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.
Playing back a tape
When monitoring on the LCD screen
You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to the camcorder body with the
LCD screen facing out.
Playback – Basics
If you leave the power on for a long time
Your camcorder gets warm. This is not a malfunction.
When you open or close the LCD panel
Make sure that the LCD panel is set vertically.
To display the screen indicators – Display function
Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder or DISPLAY on the Remote
Commander supplied with your camcorder.
The indicators disappear from the screen.
To make the indicators appear, press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL or DISPLAY again.
DATA CODE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY/
TOUCH PANEL
About date/time and various settings
Your camcorder automatically records not only images on the tape but also the
recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) (Data code).
Follow the steps on the next page to display the data code using the touch panel or the
Remote Commander.
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Playing back a tape
Using the touch panel
(1) In playback, press FN and select PAGE2 (p. 22).
(2) Press DATA CODE.
DATACODE
OFF
OK
CAM
DATA
DATE
DATA
(3) Select CAM DATA or DATE DATA, then press
(4) Press EXIT.
OK.
Using the Remote Commander
Press the DATA CODE button on the Remote Commander in playback.
The display changes as follows:
date/time t various settings (SteadyShot OFF, exposure, white balance, gain, shutter
speed, aperture value) t no indicator
Not to display various settings
Set DATA CODE to DATE in the menu settings (p. 192).
The display changes as follows when you press the DATA CODE button on the Remote
Commander: date/time y no indicator
Date/time
40min
JUL 4 2002
12:05:56 AM
0:00:23:01
Various settings
40min
AUTO
6 0 AWB
F1.8
9 dB
0:00:23:01
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
[e]
[f]
[g]
[a]:
[b]:
[c]:
[d]:
[e]:
[f]:
[g]:
Tape counter
SteadyShot OFF
Exposure mode
White balance
Gain
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Various settings
Various settings shows the camcorder’s recording information at the time of recording.
In tape recording standby, the various settings will not be displayed.
When you use the data code function, bars (-- -- --) appear if:
– A blank portion of the tape is being played back.
– The tape is unreadable due to tape damage or noise.
– The tape was recorded by a camcorder without the date and time set.
Data code
When you connect your camcorder to a TV, the data code also appears on the TV
screen.
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Playing back a tape
Remaining battery time indicator during playback
The indicator indicates the approximate continuous playback time. The indicator may
not be correct, depending on the conditions in which you are playing back. When you
close the LCD panel and open it again, it takes about one minute for the correct
remaining battery time to be displayed.
Various playback modes
Playback – Basics
To operate video control buttons, set the POWER switch to VCR.
When using the touch panel
(1) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(2) Press V SPD PLAY to display video control buttons.
To view a still image (playback pause)
Press
/X during playback. To resume playback, press
/X again.
To fastforward the tape
Press
/M during playback stop. To resume normal playback, press
/N.
To rewind the tape
Press
/m during playback stop. To resume normal playback, press
/N.
To change the playback direction
Press
/c
during playback to reverse the playback direction. Press
pause playback. Press
/N to resume normal playback.
/X to
To locate a scene while monitoring the picture (picture search)
Keep pressing
/m or
release the button.
/M during playback. To resume normal playback,
To monitor the high-speed picture while fastforwarding or
rewinding the tape (skip scan)
Keep pressing
/M while fastforwarding or
/m while rewinding the tape.
To resume fastforwarding or rewinding, release the button.
To view the picture at slow speed (slow playback)
Press
/y during playback. For slow playback in the reverse direction, press
/
c , then press
/y. Press
/X to pause playback. Press
/N to resume
normal playback.
To view the picture at double speed
Press
/×2 during playback. For double speed playback in the reverse direction,
press
/c , then press
/×2. Press
/X to pause playback. Press
/
N to resume normal playback.
To view the picture frame-by-frame
Press
/ C in playback pause. For frame-by-frame playback in the reverse
direction, press
/c . To resume normal playback, press
/N.
To search the last scene recorded (END SEARCH)
Press END SCH on PAGE1 in the stop mode. The last five seconds of the recorded
section are played back then the camcorder stop.
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Playing back a tape
Video control buttons
Marks on your camcorder are different from those on the Remote Commander supplied
with your camcorder.
Your camcorder:
To play back or pause a tape
To stop a tape
To rewind a tape
To fastforward a tape
To play back a tape slowly
To forward one frame at a time
To rewind one frame at a time
To play back a tape at double speed
Remote Commander:
N
To play back a tape
X
To pause a tape
m To rewind a tape
M To fastforward a tape
y
To play back a tape slowly
C To forward one frame at a time
c
To rewind one frame at a time
×2
To play back a tape at double speed
In the various playback modes
• Sound is muted.
• The previous picture may remain as a mosaic image during playback.
When playback pause lasts for five minutes
Your camcorder automatically enters the stop mode. To resume playback, press
/N.
Slow playback
Slow playback can be performed smoothly on your camcorder. However, this function
does not work for an output signal from the DV Interface.
When you play back a tape in reverse
Horizontal noise may appear at the center, or the top and bottom of the screen. This is
not a malfunction.
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Viewing the recording on TV
Connect your camcorder to your TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your
camcorder to watch the playback pictures on the TV screen. You can operate the
playback control buttons in the same way as when you view playback pictures on the
LCD screen. When viewing the playback picture on the TV screen, we recommend that
you power your camcorder from a wall outlet using the AC power adaptor (p. 18).
Refer to the operating instructions of your TV.
A/V
Playback – Basics
Open the jack cover. Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable.
Then, set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.
Yellow
S VIDEO
IN
White
S VIDEO
TV
VIDEO
AUDIO
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
Red
: Signal flow
If your TV is already connected to the VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR with the A/V connecting
cable supplied with your camcorder. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
If your TV or VCR is a monaural type
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and the
white or the red plug to the audio input jack on 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.
If your TV has an S video jack
Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). With
this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V
connecting cable.
Connect the S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks on both your camcorder and
the TV or the VCR.
This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
To display the screen indicators on TV
Set DISPLAY to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings (p. 192).
Then press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder. To turn off the screen
indicators, press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder again.
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— Advanced Recording Operations —
Recording still images on a “Memory Stick”
during recording on a tape
You can record still images on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording
standby.
You can also record still images on a tape (p. 47).
Before operation
• Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
• Set PHOTO REC to MEMORY in the menu settings. (The default setting is
MEMORY.)
(1) In standby, keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a still image appears. The
CAPTURE indicator appears. Recording does not start yet. To change the still
image, release PHOTO, select a still image again, and then press and hold
PHOTO lightly.
(2) Press PHOTO deeper.
Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator disappears.
The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeper will be
recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
1
640
SFN
1 / 12
CAPTURE
FN
2
640
SFN
FN
Notes
• Do not shake or strike your camcorder when you record still images.
The image may fluctuate.
• You cannot record still images on a “Memory Stick” during following operations:
– Wide mode
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– END SEARCH
– EDITSEARCH
– MEMORY MIX
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Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” during recording on a tape
“Memory Stick”
For details, see page 113 for more information.
Image size of still images
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
When you want to record still images in different sizes, use the Memory Photo recording
function (p. 122).
During and after recording still images on a “Memory Stick”
Your camcorder continues recording on tape.
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
To record still images on a “Memory Stick” during tape recording
You cannot check an image on the screen by pressing PHOTO lightly. The image when
you press PHOTO will be recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
Advanced Recording Operations
When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA
You cannot select image quality.
The image quality you selected when the POWER switch was set to MEMORY is used.
(The default setting is SUPER FINE.)
To record images with higher quality
We recommend you use the Memory Photo recording function (p. 122).
Title
You cannot record a title.
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Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” during recording on a tape
Self-timer memory photo recording
You can record still images on a “Memory Stick” with the self-timer. You can also use the
Remote Commander for this operation.
Before operation
• Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
• Set PHOTO REC to MEMORY in the menu settings. (The default setting is MEMORY.)
(1) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press SELFTIMER.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(3) Press PHOTO deeper.
The self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep. In the last two
seconds of the countdown, the beep gets faster, then the recording starts
automatically.
PHOTO
3
1
FN
To cancel self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen while
your camcorder is in standby. You cannot cancel self-timer recording using the Remote
Commander.
Note
Self-timer recording is automatically canceled when:
– Self-timer recording is finished.
– The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
During tape recording
You cannot use self-timer recording.
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Recording a still image on a tape
– Tape Photo recording
You can record still images such as photographs. You can record about 510 images in
the SP mode and about 765 images in the LP mode on a 60-minute tape.
You can also record still images on a “Memory Stick” (p. 44, 122).
3
CAPTURE
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
(p. 186).
(2) Press MENU, then set PHOTO REC to TAPE in
(3) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a still image appears. The CAPTURE
indicator appears. Recording does not start yet.
To change the still image, release PHOTO, select a still image again, and then
press and hold PHOTO lightly.
(4) Press PHOTO deeper.
The still image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeper is
recorded for about seven seconds. The sound during those seven seconds is
also recorded.
The still image is displayed on the screen until the recording is completed.
FN
4
1
•••••••
FN
FN
Recording images with self-timer
(1) Set PHOTO REC to TAPE in
in the menu settings (p. 186).
(2) Follow steps 1 to 3 on page 46.
Notes
•During tape photo recording, you cannot change the mode or setting.
•When recording a still image, do not shake your camcorder. The image may fluctuate.
•The tape photo recording function does not work during following operations:
– Fader
– Digital effect
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Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording
If you record a moving subject with the tape photo recording function
When you play back the still image on other equipment, the image may fluctuate.
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
To record still images on a tape during tape recording
You cannot check an image on the screen by pressing PHOTO lightly. Press PHOTO
deeper. The still image is recorded for about seven seconds and your camcorder returns
to tape recording standby.
To record clear and less fluctuated still images
We recommend that you record on “Memory Stick”s.
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Adjusting the white balance manually
You can manually adjust and set the white balance. This adjustment makes white
subjects look white and allows more natural color balance. Normally white balance is
automatically adjusted.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display
PAGE1.
(p. 185).
(2) Press MENU, then set WHT BAL to the desired mode in
HOLD:
Recording a single-colored subject or background
n (INDOOR):
•When lighting conditions change quickly
•In too bright places such as photography studios
•Under sodium lamps or mercury lamps
1
Advanced Recording Operations
(OUTDOOR):
•Recording a sunset/sunrise, just after sunset, just before sunrise, neon signs, or
fireworks
•Under a color matching fluorescent lamp
FN
2
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
N. S. LIGHT
AUTO SHTR
EXIT
AUTO
HOLD
OUTDOOR
INDOOR
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the automatic white balance mode
Set WHT BAL to AUTO in the menu settings.
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Adjusting the white balance manually
If the picture is being taken in a studio lit by TV lighting
We recommend that you record in the n INDOOR mode.
When you record under fluorescent lighting
Use the AUTO or HOLD mode.
Your camcorder may not adjust the white balance correctly in the n INDOOR mode.
In the automatic white balance mode
Point your camcorder at the white subject for about 10 seconds after setting the POWER
switch to CAMERA to get better adjustment when:
– You detach the battery for replacement.
– You bring your camcorder from indoors to outdoors holding the exposure, or vice
versa.
In HOLD
Set the white balance to AUTO and reset to HOLD after few seconds when:
– You change the PROGRAM AE mode.
– You bring your camcorder from indoors to outdoors, or vice versa.
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Using the wide mode
You can record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9WIDE).
Black bands appear on the screen during recording in 16:9WIDE mode [a]. The picture
during playing back on a normal TV [b] or a wide-screen TV [c] are compressed in the
widthwise direction. If you set the screen mode of the wide-screen TV to the full mode,
you can watch pictures of normal images [d].
[b]
[a]
16:9WIDE
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then set 16:9WIDE to ON in
(p. 186).
1
Advanced Recording Operations
[d]
[c]
FN
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel the wide mode
Set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings.
In the wide mode, you cannot select the following functions:
– Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording
standby
– OLD MOVIE
– BOUNCE
During recording
You cannot select or cancel the wide mode. When you cancel the wide mode, set your
camcorder to tape recording standby and then set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu
settings.
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Using the wide mode
Connection for a TV
Pictures recorded in the 16:9WIDE mode automatically appear on the TV screen at full
size when:
– You connect your camcorder to a TV that is compatible with the video ID (ID-1/ID-2)
system.
– You connect your camcorder to the S video jack on the TV.
ID-1 system
The ID-1 system sends aspect ratio information (16:9, 4:3, or letter box) with video
signals. If you connect a TV compatible with the ID-1 system, the screen size is
automatically selected.
ID-2 system
The ID-2 system sends a copyright protection signal with ID-1 signals inserted between
video signals when you connect your camcorder to other equipment using the A/V
connecting cable.
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Using the fader function
You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance.
[a]
STBY
REC
NORM. FADER
(normal)
Advanced Recording Operations
MOSC.FADER
(mosaic)
BOUNCE1) 2)
OVERLAP2)
WIPE2)
DOT2)
[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.
1)
2)
You can use BOUNCE when D ZOOM is set to OFF in the menu settings.
Fade in only.
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Using the fader function
(1) To fade in [a]
In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
To fade out [b]
In recording, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press FADER. The screen to select the fader mode appears.
(3) Select a desired mode.
OK to return to PAGE1, and press EXIT to return to FN.
(4) Press
The fader indicator you selected flashes.
(5) Press START/STOP. After the fade in/out is carried out, your camcorder
automatically returns to the normal mode.
1
FN
2~4
FADER
FADER
OFF
OK
NORM. MOSC. BOUN–
FADER FADER CE
MONO– OVER– W I PE
TONE LAP
DOT
To cancel the fader function
Before pressing START/STOP, press
return to FN.
OFF to return to PAGE1 and press EXIT to
Note
You cannot use the following functions while using the fader function. Also, you cannot
use the fader function while using the following functions:
– Digital effect
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Tape photo recording
– Recording on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby
– Interval recording
– Frame recording
When you select OVERLAP, WIPE or DOT
Your camcorder automatically stores the image stored on a tape. As the image is being
stored, the playback picture disappears. At this stage, the picture may not be recorded
clearly, depending on the tape condition.
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Using the fader function
While using BOUNCE, you cannot use the following functions:
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
– Focus
– Zoom
– Picture effect
During MPEG movie recording
You cannot use the fader function.
Advanced Recording Operations
Note on BOUNCE
You cannot select BOUNCE in the following mode or functions:
– D ZOOM is activated in the menu settings
– Wide mode
– Picture effect
– PROGRAM AE
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Using special effects – Picture effect
You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in movies or on the
TV.
NEG. ART [a] :
SEPIA :
B&W :
SOLARIZE [b] :
PASTEL [c] :
MOSAIC [d] :
The color and brightness of the picture are reversed.
The picture is sepia.
The picture is monochrome (black-and-white).
The light intensity is clearer, and the picture looks like an illustration.
The contrast of the picture is emphasized, and the picture looks like an
animated cartoon.
The picture is mosaic.
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then press FN to display PAGE1.
(p. 185).
(2) Press MENU, then set P EFFECT to the desired mode in
1
FN
2
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
N. S. LIGHT
AUTO SHTR
EXIT
OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
PASTEL
MOSAIC
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel the picture effect function
Select OFF in P EFFECT in the menu settings.
While using the picture effect function, you cannot use following functions:
– OLD MOVIE
– BOUNCE
– Recording on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby
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When you change the POWER switch to other than CAMERA
The picture effect is automatically canceled.
Using special effects – Digital effect
You can add special effects to recorded pictures using the various digital functions. The
sound is recorded normally.
STILL
You can record a still image so that it is superimposed on a moving picture.
FLASH (FLASH MOTION)
You can record still images successively at regular intervals.
TRAIL
You can record a picture so that an incidental image like a trail is left.
SLOW SHTR (SLOW SHUTTER)
You can slow down the shutter speed. The slow shutter mode is good for recording
dark pictures more brightly.
OLD MOVIE
You can add an old movie type atmosphere to pictures. Your camcorder automatically
sets the wide mode to ON, the picture effect to SEPIA, and the appropriate shutter
speed.
Still image
Moving picture
Still image
Moving picture
Advanced Recording Operations
LUMI. (LUMINANCEKEY)
You can swap the brighter area in a still image with a moving picture.
STILL
LUMI.
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Using special effects – Digital effect
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears.
(3) Press a desired digital effect mode. In STILL and LUMI., the still image is
stored in memory.
(4) Press –/+ to adjust the effect.
Items to adjust
STILL
The rate of the still image you want to superimpose on the moving
picture
FLASH
The interval of flash motion
LUMI.
The color scheme of the area in the still image which is to be swapped
with a moving picture
TRAIL
The vanishing time of the incidental image
SLOW SHTR
Shutter speed. The larger the shutter speed number, the slower the
shutter speed.
OLD MOVIE
No adjustment necessary
(5) Press
OK to return to PAGE2.
1
2~4
FN
DIG
EFFT
DIG EFFT
OFF
DIG EFFT
OK
OFF
OK
SLOW OLD
SHTR MOVIE
STILL
FLASH LUMI.
TRAIL
–
LUMI.
+
The bar appears when setting following
digital effect modes: STILL, FLASH,
LUMI., TRAIL.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel the digital effect
Press
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OFF to return to PAGE2.
Using special effects – Digital effect
When you change the POWER switch to other than CAMERA
The digital effect will be automatically canceled.
When recording in the slow shutter mode
Auto focus may not be effective. Focus manually using a tripod.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed number
SLOW SHTR 1
SLOW SHTR 2
SLOW SHTR 3
SLOW SHTR 4
Shutter speed
1/30
1/15
1/8
1/4
Advanced Recording Operations
Notes
•The following functions do not work during digital effect:
– Fader
– Tape photo recording
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Recording on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby
•The PROGRAM AE function does not work in SLOW SHTR.
•The following functions do not work in OLD MOVIE:
– Wide mode
– Picture effect
– PROGRAM AE
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Using the PROGRAM AE
You can select PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) mode to suit your specific shooting
requirements.
SPOTLIGHT (Spotlight)
This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white
when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater.
PORTRAIT (Soft portrait)
This mode brings out the subject while creating a soft background for subjects such as
people or flowers.
SPORTS (Sports lesson)
This mode minimizes shake on fast-moving subjects such as in tennis or golf.
BEACH&SKI (Beach & ski)
This mode prevents people’s faces from appearing dark in strong light or reflected light,
such as at a beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
SUNSETMOON (Sunset & moon)
This mode allows you to maintain atmosphere when you are recording sunsets, general
night views, fireworks displays and neon signs.
LANDSCAPE (Landscape)
This mode is for when you record distant subjects such as mountains. Also it prevents
your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you record a
subject behind glass or a screen.
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Using the PROGRAM AE
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display
PAGE1.
(p. 185).
(2) Press MENU, then set PROGRAM AE to the desired mode in
1
FN
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
N. S. LIGHT
AUTO SHTR
EXIT
AUTO
SPOTLIGHT
PORTRAIT
SPORTS
BEACH&SKI
SUNSETMOON
LANDSCAPE
EXEC
RET.
Advanced Recording Operations
2
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To turn the PROGRAM AE off
Select AUTO in PROGRAM AE in the menu settings.
Notes
•Because your camcorder is set to focus only on subjects in the middle to far distance,
you cannot take close-ups in the following modes:
– SPOTLIGHT
– SPORTS
– BEACH&SKI
•Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects in the following modes:
– SUNSETMOON
– LANDSCAPE
•The following functions do not work in PROGRAM AE:
– Color Slow Shutter
– SLOW SHTR
– OLD MOVIE
– BOUNCE
•The PROGRAM AE does not work in the following cases (The indicator flashes):
– To set the NIGHTSHOT to ON.
– To record images on a “Memory Stick” using the MEMORY MIX.
•When you set the POWER switch to MEMORY, SPORTS does not work. (The
indicator flashes.)
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Using the PROGRAM AE
While WHT BAL is set to AUTO in the menu settings
The white balance is adjusted even if the PROGRAM AE is selected.
You can adjust the following functions while using the PROGRAM AE:
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
If you record under a discharge tube such as a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp or
mercury lamp
Flickering or changes in color may occur in the following modes. If this happens, turn
the PROGRAM AE off:
– PORTRAIT
– SPORTS
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Adjusting the exposure manually
You can adjust and set the exposure. Normally the exposure is automatically adjusted.
Adjust the exposure manually in the following cases:
– The subject is backlit
– To shoot a bright subject against a background
– To record dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully
1
FN
2~5
EXPO–
SURE
OK
AUTO
MANU–
AL
OK
AUTO
MANU–
AL
EXPOSURE
–
EXPOSURE
–
+
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display
PAGE1.
(2) Press EXPOSURE. The screen to adjust the exposure appears.
(3) Press MANUAL.
(4) Adjust the exposure using –/+.
– : to dim
+ : to brighten
(5) Press
OK to return to PAGE1.
+
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the automatic exposure mode
Press
AUTO to return to PAGE1.
Note
When you adjust the exposure manually, the following functions do not work:
– Color Slow Shutter
– BACK LIGHT
Your camcorder automatically returns to the automatic exposure mode:
– If you change the PROGRAM AE mode.
– If you slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
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Using the spot light-metering function
– Flexible Spot Meter
You can take a picture with the appropriate exposure automatically for just the point
you want to focus on and with its exposure fixed. Use the Flexible Spot Meter function
in the following cases:
– The subject is backlit.
– When there is strong contrast between the subject and background such as with a
subject that is on stage and lit by a spotlight.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display
PAGE1.
(2) Press SPOT METER. The SPOT METER screen appears.
(3) Press the desired area in the frame on the LCD screen.
The SPOT METER indicator flashes on the LCD screen. The exposure of the
point you selected is adjusted.
OK to return to PAGE1.
(4) Press
1
2~4
FN
SPOT
METER
PAGE1 PAGE2
EXIT
SPOT
METER
SPOT
FOCUS
MENU FADER
SPOT METER
END
SCH
EXPO–
SURE
AUTO
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the automatic exposure mode
Press
AUTO to return to PAGE1.
Note
The following functions do not work during the Flexible Spot Meter:
– Color Slow Shutter
– BACK LIGHT
– Exposure
– Spot focus
Flexible Spot Meter is automatically canceled:
– If you change the PROGRAM AE mode.
– If you slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
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OK
Focusing manually
You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following cases.
Normally, focus is automatically adjusted.
•The autofocus mode is not effective when shooting:
– subjects through glass coated with water droplets
– horizontal stripes
– subjects with little contrast with backgrounds such as walls or the sky
•When you want to change the focus from a subject in the foreground to a subject in the
background
•Shooting a stationary subject when using a tripod
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Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FOCUS lightly.
The 9 indicator appears.
(2) Turn the focus ring to sharpen focus.
2
FOCUS
Focus ring
To return to the autofocus mode
Press FOCUS lightly to turn off 9,
or
indicator.
To record distant subjects
When you press FOCUS down deeper, the focus becomes infinite and the
indicator
appears. When you release FOCUS, your camcorder returns to the manual focus mode.
Use this mode when your camcorder focuses on near objects even though you are
trying to shoot a distant subject.
To focus precisely
It is easier to focus on the subject if you adjust the zoom to shoot at the “W” (wideangle) position after focusing at the “T” (telephoto) position.
When you shoot close to the subject
Focus at the end of the “W” (wide-angle) position.
9 changes as follows:
when recording a distant subject
when the subject is too close to focus on
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Using the spot focus function
– Spot Focus
You can take a picture with the appropriate focus automatically for just the point you
want to focus on and with its focus fixed.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display
PAGE1.
(2) Press SPOT FOCUS. The SPOT FOCUS screen appears.
(3) Press the desired area in the frame on the LCD screen.
The SPOT FOCUS indicator flashes on the LCD screen. The focus of the point
you selected is adjusted.
OK to return to PAGE1.
(4) Press
1
2~4
FN
SPOT
FOCUS
PAGE1 PAGE2
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the autofocus mode
AUTO to return to PAGE1.
Note
You cannot use Spot Focus during PROGRAM AE.
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SPOT FOCUS
SPOT
METER
SPOT
FOCUS
MENU FADER
Press
EXIT
END
SCH
EXPO–
SURE
AUTO
OK
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.
Example
1s
[a]
1s
9 min 59 s
9 min 59 s
[a]
[b]
[b]
10 min
10 min
[b] INTERVAL
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then set INT. REC to SET in
, then press EXEC (p. 186).
(3) Set INTERVAL and REC TIME.
1 Press r/R to select INTERVAL, then press EXEC.
2 Press r/R to select the desired interval time, then press EXEC.
The time: 30SEC y 1MIN y 5MIN y 10MIN
3 Press r/R to select REC TIME, then press EXEC.
4 Press r/R to select the desired recording time, then press EXEC.
The time: 0.5SEC y 1SEC y 1.5SEC y 2SEC
RET.
5 Press
Advanced Recording Operations
[a] REC TIME
3
1
CAMERA SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
EXIT
EXEC
3
CAMERA SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
2
30SEC
RET.
EXIT
0 . 5SEC
EXEC
CAMERA SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
RET.
EXIT
30SEC
1M I N
5M I N
10M I N
EXEC
4
CAMERA SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
RET.
EXIT
0 . 5SEC
1SEC
1 . 5SEC
2SEC
EXEC
RET.
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Interval recording
(4) Set INT. REC to ON, then press EXEC.
(5) Press EXIT to return to FN.
The INTERVAL indicator flashes on the screen.
(6) Press START/STOP to start interval recording.
The INTERVAL indicator lights up.
4
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
PHOTO REC
16 : 9W I DE
STEADYSHOT
FRAME REC
I NT. REC
ON
EDITSEARCH
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
To cancel the interval recording
Perform either of the following:
– Set INT. REC to OFF in the menu settings.
– Set the POWER switch to other than CAMERA.
To perform normal recording during interval recording
Press START/STOP. The INTERVAL indicator flashes, and normal recording starts.
Press START/STOP again, then normal recording finishes and returns to the screen in
step 5.
Note
You cannot do interval recording during MPEG movie recording.
Recording time
There may be a discrepancy in recording time of up to +/– 6 frames from the selected
time.
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Frame by frame recording
– Frame recording
You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using frame recording.
To create this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make a frame recording.
We recommend that you use a tripod, and operate the camcorder using the Remote
Commander after step 4.
1
FN
2
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
PHOTO REC
16 : 9WIDE
STEADYSHOT
FRAME REC
INT. REC
EDITSEARCH
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then set FRAME REC to ON in
(p. 186).
(3) Press EXIT to return to FN.
The FRAME REC indicator lights up.
(4) Press START/STOP to start frame recording. The camcorder makes a
recording for about six frames, and returns to standby.
(5) Move the subject, and repeat step 4.
EXIT
OFF
ON
EXEC
RET.
To cancel frame recording
Perform either of the following:
– Set FRAME REC to OFF in the menu settings.
– Set the POWER switch to other than CAMERA.
Notes
•The proper remaining tape time is not indicated if you use this function continuously.
•You cannot do frame recording during MPEG movie recording.
When using the frame recording function
The last recorded frame is longer than other frames.
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Using the viewfinder
Pull out the viewfinder until it clicks, and then turn the LCD panel over and move it
back to your camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out. You can operate with the
touch panel using the viewfinder.
Use the viewfinder in the following case:
When operating camera brightness and the fader (only in CAMERA) on the touch panel
using the viewfinder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY. Pull out the viewfinder
until it clicks, and then turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your
camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out.
OFF. The message PANEL OFF appears on the screen.
(2) Press
(3) Press OK. The LCD screen is turned off.
(4) Using the viewfinder, press the LCD screen. EXPOSURE,
OK,
ON and
FADER (only in CAMERA) appear.
OK.
(5) Select a desired item, then press
EXPOSURE: adjust the exposure by pressing –/+.
FADER:
press FADER until the desired fader mode is displayed.
The indicator changes as follows:
FADER t M. FADER t BOUNCE t MONOTONE
(no indicator) T
DOT
T WIPE T OVERLAP
ON: The LCD screen lights up, then becomes Mirror Mode.
4
In CAMERA
Viewfinder
EXPO–
SURE
OK
ON
FADER
In MEMORY
EXPO–
SURE
OK
ON
To make the buttons on the LCD screen disappear
Press
70
OK.
Using the viewfinder
Notes
•Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands.
•Do not press the LCD screen with sharp objects such as a pen.
•In VCR or memory playback, you cannot operate with the touch panel using the
viewfinder.
To operate the items that are not displayed
Set the LCD screen and the viewfinder back to the previous position. Operate the items
using the LCD screen.
Available recording time
This is the time when you record pictures using the viewfinder (p. 16).
Advanced Recording Operations
FN and
OFF in the viewfinder
These buttons appear mirror-reversed.
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— Advanced Playback Operations —
Playing back a tape with picture effect
During playback, you can process a scene using the picture effect functions: NEG.ART,
SEPIA, B&W and SOLARIZE.
(1) In playback or playback pause, press FN to display PAGE1.
(p. 185).
(2) Press MENU, then set P EFFECT to the desired mode in
See page 56 for details of each picture effect function.
1
FN
2
MANUAL SET
P EFFECT
EXIT
OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel the picture effect function
Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings.
Notes
• You cannot process externally input scenes using the picture effect function.
• You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder while you are processing the
image using the picture effect function. Record images on a “Memory Stick” (p. 127,
139), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
Pictures processed by the picture effect function
Pictures processed by the picture effect function are not output through the DV
Interface.
When you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) or stop playing back
The picture effect function is automatically canceled.
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Playing back a tape with digital effect
During playback, you can process a scene using the digital effect functions: STILL,
FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL.
(1) In playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears.
(3) Select a desired digital effect mode. In STILL or LUMI., the picture that you
select the mode to is stored in memory as a still image.
(4) Press –/+ to adjust the effect. See page 58 for details.
OK to return to PAGE2.
(5) Press
2,3
FN
DIG
EFFT
DIG EFFT
OFF
STILL
OK
FLASH
LUMI.
TRAIL
Advanced Playback Operations
1
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel the digital effect function
Press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
Notes
•You cannot process externally input scenes using the digital effect function.
•You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder while you are processing the
image using the digital effect function. Record images on a “Memory Stick” (p. 127,
139), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
Pictures processed by the digital effect function
Pictures processed by the digital effect function are not output through the DV
Interface.
When you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) or stop playing back
The digital effect function is automatically canceled.
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Enlarging images recorded on tapes
– Tape PB ZOOM
You can enlarge playback images recorded on tapes. Besides the operation described
here, your camcorder can enlarge still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s (p. 154).
(1) In playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press PB ZOOM. The PB ZOOM screen appears.
(3) Press the area you want to enlarge in the frame on the PB ZOOM screen.
The area you pressed moves to the center of the screen, and the playback
image is enlarged to about twice the size. If you press the other area again, the
area moves to the center of the screen.
(4) Adjust the zoom ratio by the zoom lever.
You can select the zoom ratio from approximately 1.1 times up to five times its
size.
W: Decrease the zoom ratio.
T: Increase the zoom ratio.
3,4
W
T
1
2
FN
PB ZOOM
9 × 5.0
END
PB
ZOOM
To cancel the PB ZOOM function
Press
END.
Notes
• You cannot process externally input scenes using the PB ZOOM function with your
camcorder.
• You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder while you are processing the
image using the tape PB ZOOM function. However, you can record images on a VCR
using your camcorder as a player.
• You cannot record moving pictures on a “Memory Stick” on your camcorder when
you have processed the picture using tape PB ZOOM.
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Enlarging images recorded on tapes – Tape PB ZOOM
The PB ZOOM function is automatically canceled when you operate the following
functions:
– Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
– Stop playing back.
– Insert a “Memory Stick.”
Images in PB ZOOM
Images in the PB ZOOM mode are not output through the DV Interface and
jack.
(USB)
Edge of the enlarged image
The edge of the enlarged image cannot be displayed at the center of the screen.
Advanced Playback Operations
In PB ZOOM
If you press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL, the frame on the PB ZOOM screen disappears.
You cannot move the part you pressed to the center of the screen.
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Quickly locating a scene – ZERO SET MEMORY
Your camcorder automatically searches for a desired scene having a tape counter value
of “0:00:00”. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
(1) In playback, press DISPLAY on the Remote Commander if the counter is not
on the screen.
(2) Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander at the point you want
to locate later. The tape counter shows “0:00:00” and the ZERO SET MEMORY
indicator flashes.
(3) Press x when you want to stop playback.
(4) Press m to rewind the tape to the tape counter’s zero point. The tape stops
automatically when the tape counter reaches approximately zero. The ZERO
SET MEMORY indicator disappears and the time code appears.
(5) Press N. Playback starts from the counter’s zero point.
DISPLAY
m
ZERO SET MEMORY
N
x
Notes
• When you press ZERO SET MEMORY before rewinding the tape, the zero set memory
function will be canceled.
• There may be a discrepancy of several seconds between the time code and the tape
counter.
• The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator disappears when you press FN.
If a tape has a blank portion in the recorded sections
ZERO SET MEMORY may not work correctly.
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Searching the boundaries of recorded
tape by title – TITLE SEARCH
If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can search for the boundaries of a
recorded tape by title. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
Before operation
Set CM SEARCH to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
2
TITLE SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
HELLO!
CONGRATULATIONS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
PRESENT
GOOD MORNING
WEDDING
3
Advanced Playback Operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the TITLE
SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
TITLE SEARCH t DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator)
PHOTO SCAN
(3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the title for playback.
Your camcorder automatically starts playback of the scene having the title that
you selected.
TITLE SEARCH
3
4
5
6
7
8
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
PRESENT
GOOD MORNING
WEDDING
NIGHT
BASEBALL
[b] [a]
[a]: Actual point you are trying to search for
[b]: Present point on the tape
To stop searching
Press x on the Remote Commander.
If you use a cassette without cassette memory
You cannot superimpose or search a title.
If a tape has a blank portion between recorded sections
TITLE SEARCH may not work correctly.
To superimpose a title
See page 106.
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Searching a recording by date
– DATE SEARCH
Your camcorder automatically searches for the point where the recording date changes
and starts playback from that point (DATE SEARCH).
Use a tape with cassette memory for convenience. Use the Remote Commander for this
operation.
Use this function to check where recording dates change or to edit the tape at each
recording date.
Searching for the date by using cassette memory
Before operation
• You can use this function only when playing back a tape with cassette memory.
• Set CM SEARCH to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the DATE
SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
TITLE SEARCH t DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator)
PHOTO SCAN
(3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the date for playback.
Your camcorder automatically starts playback at the beginning of the selected
date.
2
DATE SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 02
SEP / 6 / 02
DEC / 24 / 02
JAN / 1 / 03
FEB / 11 / 03
APR / 29 / 03
3
DATE SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 02
SEP / 6 / 02
DEC / 24 / 02
JAN / 1 / 03
FEB / 11 / 03
APR / 29 / 03
[b] [a]
[a]: Actual point you are trying to search for
[b]: Present point on the tape
To stop searching
Press x on the Remote Commander.
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Searching a recording by date – DATE SEARCH
Note
If one day’s recording is less than two minutes, your camcorder may not accurately find
the point where the recording date changes.
If a tape has a blank portion between recorded sections
DATE SEARCH may not work correctly.
Cassette memory
The tape cassette memory can hold six recording date data. If you search the date
among seven or more data, see “Searching for the date without using cassette memory.”
Searching for the date without using cassette memory
Set the POWER switch to VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
(p. 190).
Press MENU, then set CM SEARCH to OFF in
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the DATE
SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator)
T PHOTO SCAN
(5) Press . on the Remote Commander to search for the previous date or press
> on the Remote Commander to search for the next date. Your camcorder
automatically starts playback at the point where the date changes. Each time
you press . or >, your camcorder searches for the previous or next date.
Advanced Playback Operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
To stop searching
Press x on the Remote Commander or
on your camcorder.
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Searching for a photo
– PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN
You can search for a still image you have recorded on a tape (PHOTO SEARCH).
You can also search for still images one after another and display each image for five
seconds automatically regardless of the cassette memory (PHOTO SCAN). Use the
Remote Commander for these operations.
Use this function to check or edit still images.
Searching for a photo by using cassette memory
Before operation
• You can use this function only when playing back a tape with cassette memory.
• Set CM SEARCH to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the
PHOTO SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
TITLE SEARCH t DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator)
PHOTO SCAN
(3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the date for playback.
Your camcorder automatically starts playback of the photo having the date
that you selected.
2
PHOTO SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 02
5 : 30 PM
SEP / 6 / 02
8 : 50 AM
DEC / 24 / 02 1 0 : 30 AM
JAN / 1 / 03 1 1 : 25 PM
FEB / 11 / 03
4 : 11 PM
APR / 29 / 03
1 : 45 PM
3
PHOTO SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 02
5 : 30 PM
SEP / 6 / 02
8 : 50 AM
DEC / 24 / 02 1 0 : 30 AM
JAN / 1 / 03 1 1 : 25 PM
FEB / 11 / 03
4 : 11 PM
APR / 29 / 03
1 : 45 PM
[b] [a]
[a]: Actual point you are trying to search for
[b]: Present point on the tape
To stop searching
Press x on the Remote Commander.
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Searching for a photo – PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN
Searching for a photo without using cassette memory
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
To stop searching
Press x on the Remote Commander or
on your camcorder.
Scanning photo
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the
PHOTO SCAN indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator)
T PHOTO SCAN
(3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander.
Each photo is played back for about five seconds automatically.
2
SEARCH
MODE
Advanced Playback Operations
Set the POWER switch to VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
(p. 190).
Press MENU, then set CM SEARCH to OFF in
Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the
PHOTO SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator)
T PHOTO SCAN
(5) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the photo for playback.
Each time you press . or >, your camcorder searches for the previous or
next photo.
Your camcorder automatically starts playback of the photo.
PHOTO 00
SCAN
3
To stop scanning
Press x on the Remote Commander or
on your camcorder.
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Searching for a photo – PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN
If a tape has a blank portion between recorded sections
PHOTO SEARCH and PHOTO SCAN may not work correctly.
The available number of photos that can be searched using the cassette memory
The available number is up to 12 photos. However, you can search 13 photos or more
using the photo scan function.
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— Editing —
Dubbing a tape
Using the A/V connecting cable
You can dub or edit on the VCR connected to your camcorder using your camcorder as
a player.
Connect your camcorder to the VCR using the A/V connecting cable supplied with
your camcorder.
Before operation
•Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
•Press the following buttons to make the indicator disappear so that they will not be
superimposed on the edited tape:
On your camcorder:
DISPLAY/TOUCHPANEL
On the Remote Commander:
DISPLAY, DATA CODE, SEARCH MODE
Editing
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert
the recorded tape into your camcorder.
(2) Connect the A/V connecting cable to A/V jack. Prepare the VCR for recording,
then set the input selector to LINE.
Refer to the operating instructions of the VCR.
(3) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder.
(4) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
(5) Start recording on the VCR.
Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
Yellow
A/V
White
S VIDEO
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
VCR
Red
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
When you have finished dubbing a tape
Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR.
You can edit on VCRs that support the following systems
8 mm , Hi8
, Digital8 , VHS
, S-VHS
, VHSC
, S-VHSC
Betamax , ED Betamax
, mini DV
, DV
or MICRO MV
,
If your VCR is a monaural type
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and the
white or the red plug to the audio input jack on the VCR or the TV. When the white
plug is connected, the left channel audio is output, and when the red plug is connected,
the right channel audio is output.
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Dubbing a tape
If your VCR has an S video jack
Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional).
With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V
connecting cable.
Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the
VCR.
This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
Using the i.LINK cable
Simply connect the i.LINK cable (optional) to the DV Interface of your camcorder and
to DV IN of the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio
signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing. You cannot dub the
titles, display indicators or the contents of cassette memory or letters on the “Memory
Stick” index screen.
Set the input selector on the VCR to the DV input position if the VCR is equipped with
an input selector.
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert
the recorded tape into your camcorder.
(2) Prepare the VCR for recording, then set the input selector to LINE. Refer to the
operating instructions of the VCR.
(3) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder.
(4) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
(5) Start recording on the VCR. Refer to the operating instructions of the VCR.
DV
DV IN
DV
i.LINK cable (optional)
: Signal flow
When you have finished dubbing a tape
Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR.
You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable
See page 206 for more information about i.LINK.
Pictures processed by the picture effect, the digital effect or PB ZOOM function
Pictures processed by the picture effect, the digital effect or PB ZOOM function are not
output through the DV Interface.
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If you record a paused playback picture with the DV Interface
The recorded picture becomes rough. And when you play back the picture using other
video equipment, the picture may jitter.
Dubbing only desired scenes
– Digital program editing (on tapes)
You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto a tape without operating
the VCR.
Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programs.
Your camcorder can dub on “Memory Stick”s. See page 143 for more information.
Unwanted
scene
Unwanted
scene
Switch the order
Editing
Before operating the Digital program editing on tapes
recorded on other equipment
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Connecting to the VCR (p. 85).
Setting the VCR to operate (p. 86, 90).
Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR (p. 92).
When you dub using the same VCR again, you can skip steps 2 and 3.
Using the Digital program editing function on tapes recorded
on other equipment
Operation 1 Making the program (p. 94).
Operation 2 Performing Digital program editing (Dubbing a tape) (p. 96).
Note
When editing digital video, the operation signals to the VCR cannot be sent with
LANC .
Step 1: Connecting to the VCR
You can connect either the A/V connecting cable or the i.LINK cable .
When you use the A/V connecting cable, connect the devices as illustrated in page 83.
When you use the i.LINK cable, connect the devices as illustrated in page 84.
If you connect using an i.LINK cable
With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital
form for high-quality editing.
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Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate with the A/V connecting cable
To edit using the VCR, send the control signal by infrared rays to the remote sensor on
the VCR.
When you connect using the A/V connecting cable, follow the procedures below, (1) to
(4), to send the control signal correctly.
(1) Setting the IR SETUP code
1 Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder.
2 Turn the power of the connected VCR on, then set the input selector to
LINE.
When you connect a video camera recorder, set its power switch to VCR/
VTR.
3 Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
4 Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
5 Press r/R to select TAPE, then press EXEC.
6 Press EDIT SET.
7 Press r/R to select CONTROL, then press EXEC.
8 Press r/R to select IR, then press EXEC.
9 Press r/R to select IR SETUP, then press EXEC.
0 Press r/R to select the IR SETUP code of your VCR, then press EXEC.
Check the code in “About the IR SETUP code” (p. 88).
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3
FN
4
EXEC
5
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
TAPE
MEMORY
EXEC
RET.
6
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:32:30:14
ED I T
SET
UNDO
Editing
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T READY
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
RET.
8~10
7
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
i. L I NK
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
RET.
EXIT
3
EXEC
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
1
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
END
RET.
END
RET.
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About the IR SETUP code
The IR SETUP code is stored in the memory of your camcorder. Be sure to set the
correct code, depending on your VCR. Default setting is code number 3.
Brand
IR SETUP code
Brand
IR SETUP code
* TV/VCR component
Note on the IR SETUP code
Digital program editing is not possible if the VCR does not support IR SETUP codes.
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(2) Setting the modes to cancel the recording pause on the
VCR
1 Press r/R to select PAUSEMODE, then press EXEC.
2 Press r/R to select the mode to cancel recording pause on the VCR, then
press EXEC.
The correct button depends on your VCR.
Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
1
2
EXEC
END
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE PAUSE
I R TEST
EXEC
END
Editing
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
PAUSE
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE REC
PB
I R TEST
RET.
Buttons that cancel recording pause on the VCR
The buttons vary depending on your VCR. To cancel recording pause of your VCR:
– Select PAUSE if the button to cancel recording pause is X.
– Select REC if the button to cancel recording pause is z.
– Select PB if the button to cancel recording pause is N.
(3) Locate the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder and
face it towards the remote sensor of the VCR
Set the devices about 30 cm (12 in.) apart, and remove any obstacles between the
devices.
VCR
Infrared rays emitter
Remote sensor
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
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(4) Confirming the VCR operation
1 Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording pause.
2 Press r/R to select IR TEST, then press EXEC.
3 Press r/R to select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
If the VCR starts recording, the setting is correct.
The indicator you selected to cancel recording pause on the VCR flashes on
the LCD screen. When finished, the indicator changes to COMPLETE.
2,3
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
ENGAGE
REC PAUSE
RETURN
EXECUTE
EXEC
RET.
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
COMPLETE
I R TEST
EXEC
RET.
When the VCR does not operate correctly
• After checking the code in “About the IR SETUP” code, set the IR SETUP or the
PAUSEMODE again.
• Place your camcorder at least 30 cm (12 in.) away from the VCR.
• Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate with the i.LINK cable
When you connect using the i.LINK cable (optional), follow the procedures below.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder.
(2) Turn the power of the connected VCR on, then set the input selector to DV
input.
When you connect a digital video camera recorder, set its power switch to
VCR/VTR.
(3) Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
(4) Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
(5) Press r/R to select TAPE, then press EXEC.
(6) Press EDIT SET.
(7) Press r/R to select CONTROL, then press EXEC.
(8) Press r/R to select i.LINK, then press EXEC.
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3
FN
4
RET.
EXEC
7,8
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
5
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
TAPE
MEMORY
RET.
EXEC
6
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
i. L I NK
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
END
RET.
END
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
i. L I NK
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
i. L I NK
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
END
Editing
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T READY
RET.
END
RET.
0:32:30:14
ED I T
SET
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
Note
When you connect with an i.LINK cable, you may not be able to operate the dubbing
function correctly, depending on the VCR.
Set CONTROL to IR in the menu settings of your camcorder.
When you connect using i.LINK cable
You cannot dub the titles, display indicators.
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Step 3: Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR
You can adjust the synchronization of your camcorder and the VCR.
Prepare a pen and paper for notes.
Before operation, eject a cassette from your camcorder (if inserted).
(1) Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording pause.
When you select i.LINK in CONTROL, the recording pause is not necessary.
(2) Press r/R to select ADJ TEST, then press EXEC.
(3) Press r/R to select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
IN and OUT are recorded on an image for five times each to calculate the
numerical values for adjusting the synchronization.
The EXECUTING indicator flashes on the LCD screen. When finished, the
indicator changes to COMPLETE.
(4) Rewind the tape in the VCR, then start slow playback.
Take a note of the opening numerical value of each IN and the closing
numerical value of each OUT.
(5) Calculate the average of five opening numerical values of five IN, and the
average of all the closing numerical values of each OUT.
(6) Press r/R to select “CUT-IN”, then press EXEC.
(7) Press r/R to select the average numerical value of IN, then press EXEC.
The calculated start position for recording is set.
(8) Press r/R to select “CUT-OUT”, then press EXEC.
(9) Press r/R to select the average numerical value of OUT, then press EXEC.
The calculated stop position for recording is set.
RET. to execute.
(10) Press
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2,3
6,7
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
RETURN
EXECUTE
ENGAGE
REC PAUSE
END
V I DEO ED I T
RET.
EXEC
ED I T SET
CONTROL
EXECUT I NG
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
No. 2
”CUT -OUT”
IN
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE +215
I R TEST
0
EXEC
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
RET.
EXEC
CONTROL
COMPLETE
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
RET.
END
Editing
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
0
EXEC
RET.
8,9
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
0
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
0
RET.
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press
END to return to PAGE1, then press EXIT.
Notes
•When you complete step 3, the image to adjust the synchronization is recorded for
about 50 seconds.
•If you start recording from the very beginning of the tape, the first few seconds of the
tape may not be recorded properly. Be sure to allow about 10 seconds’ lead before
starting the recording.
•When the recording unit cannot be operated properly by the i.LINK cable, leave the
connection as it is, and make the A/V connecting cable settings (p. 86). Video and
audio are sent by digital signals.
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Operation 1: Making the Program
(1) Insert the tape for playback into your camcorder, and insert a tape for
recording into the VCR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
(4) Press r/R to select TAPE, then press EXEC.
(5) Search for the beginning of the first scene you want to insert using the video
control buttons on the LCD screen, then pause playback. You can fine-adjust
/
.
one frame at a time with
(6) Press MARK IN on the screen.
The IN point of the first program is set, and the upper part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(7) Search for the end of the first scene you want to insert using the video control
buttons on the LCD screen, then pause playback. You can fine-adjust one
/
.
frame at a time with
(8) Press MARK OUT on the screen.
The OUT point of the first program is set, then the lower part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(9) Repeat steps 5 to 8.
When one program is set, the program mark changes to light blue.
You can set 20 programs in maximum.
4
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPLAY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
TAPE
MEMORY
EXEC
START
0:32:30:14
ED I T
SET
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
RET.
5~8
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
OUT
START
0:08:55:06
ED I T
SET
UNDO
MARK
IN
START
0:09:07:06
ED I T
SET
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:13:00
SCENE 1
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
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V I DEO ED I T
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:10:01:23
ED I T
SET
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:47:12
SCENE 3
END
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Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes)
Erasing the program you have set
Erase OUT mark first, and then IN mark of the last program.
(1) Press UNDO.
(2) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set program mark flashes, then DELETE ?
appears.
(3) Press EXEC. The last set program is deleted.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 3.
Erasing all programs
Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
Press r/R to select TAPE, then press EXEC.
Press UNDO.
Press ERASE ALL. All the set program marks flash, then DELETE ? appears.
Press EXEC. All the set programs are deleted.
Editing
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
To cancel erasing all programs
Press CANCEL in step 5.
To finish making programs
Press
END.
The program is stored in memory until the tape is ejected.
Note
You cannot operate recording during the Digital program editing.
On a blank portion of the tape
You cannot set IN or OUT.
If there is a blank portion between the IN point and the OUT point on the tape
The time code may not be displayed correctly.
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Operation 2: Performing Digital program editing
(Dubbing a tape)
Make sure your camcorder and the VCR are connected, and that the VCR is set to
recording pause. When you use an i.LINK cable the following procedure is not
necessary.
When you use a digital video camera recorder, set the power switch of VCR to VCR/
VTR.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
Press r/R to select TAPE, then press EXEC.
Press START.
Press EXEC.
Search for the beginning of the first program, then start dubbing.
The SEARCH indicator appears during search, and the EDITING indicator
appears during edit on the LCD screen.
The program mark changes to light blue after the dubbing is complete.
When the dubbing ends, your camcorder and the VCR automatically stop.
To stop dubbing during editing
Press CANCEL.
To finish the Digital program editing function
Your camcorder stops when the dubbing is complete. Then the display returns to
VIDEO EDIT in the menu settings.
Press
END to end the video edit function.
You cannot record on the VCR when:
– The tape has run out.
– The write-protect tab on the cassette is set to lock.
– The IR SETUP code is not correct. (When IR is selected.)
– The button to cancel recording pause is not correct. (When IR is selected.)
CHECK “i.LINK” & REC STATUS appears on the LCD screen when:
– i.LINK is selected but an i.LINK cable is not connected.
– The power of the connected VCR is not turned on. (When i.LINK is selected.)
When the program has not been set
You cannot press START.
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Recording video or TV programs
Using the A/V connecting cable
You can record a tape from another VCR or a TV program from a TV that has video/
audio outputs. Use your camcorder as a recorder.
Before operation
Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
3
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
Editing
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into your camcorder. If
you are recording a tape from the VCR, insert a recorded tape into the VCR.
(2) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder.
(3) Press FN and select PAGE3, then press REC CTRL. And press REC PAUSE.
(4) Press N on the VCR to start playback if you record a tape from VCR. Select a
TV program if you record from TV. The picture from TV or VCR appears on
the screen.
(5) Press REC START at the scene where you want to start recording from.
REC CTRL
RET.
FN
V SPD
PLAY
A DUB
CTRL
REC
CTRL
REC
PAUSE
REC
START
Red
White
TV
Yellow
OUT
S VIDEO
A/V
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
VCR
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
When you have finished dubbing a tape
Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR.
If your VCR is a monaural type
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video output jack and the
white or the red plug to the audio output jack on the VCR or the TV. When the white
plug is connected, the left channel audio is output, and when the red plug is connected,
the right channel audio is output.
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Recording video or TV programs
If your TV or VCR has an S video jack
Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional).
With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V
connecting cable.
Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the
TV or VCR.
This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
Using the i.LINK cable
Simply connect the i.LINK cable (optional) to the DV Interface on your camcorder
and to DV OUT on the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video and
audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into your camcorder,
and insert the recorded tape into VCR.
(2) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder.
(3) Press FN and select PAGE3, then press REC CTRL. And press REC PAUSE.
(4) Press N on the VCR to start playback. The picture from the DV products
appears on the screen of your camcorder.
(5) Press REC START at the scene where you want to start recording.
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PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
REC CTRL
RET.
FN
VDATA
SPD
CODE
PLAY
A
AUDIO
DUB
CTRL
DUB
REC
CTRL
REC
PAUSE
DV
DV
i.LINK cable (optional)
: Signal flow
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REC
START
Recording video or TV programs
When you have finished dubbing a tape
Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR.
You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable.
See page 206 for more information about i.LINK.
When you dub a picture in digital form
The color of the display may be uneven. However, this does not affect the dubbed
picture.
If you record a paused playback picture with the DV Interface
The recorded picture becomes rough. And when you play back the picture using your
camcorder, the picture may jitter.
Editing
Before recording
Make sure if the DV IN indicator appears on the screen. The DV IN indicator may
appear on both equipment.
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Inserting a scene from a VCR
– Insert editing
You can insert a new scene from a VCR onto your originally recorded tape by
specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander for this
operation. Connections are the same as on page 97 or 98 .
Insert a cassette containing the desired scene to insert into the VCR.
[a]
[A]
[b]
[c]
[B]
[C]
[A]: A tape that contains the scene to be superimposed
[B]: A tape before editing
[C]: A tape after editing
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) On the VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then set the VCR to
playback pause.
(3) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c] by pressing m or M.
Then set it to playback pause.
(4) Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander. The ZERO SET
MEMORY indicator flashes and the end point of the insert is stored in
memory. The tape counter shows “0:00:00.”
(5) On your camcorder, locate the insert start point [b] by pressing m. Press FN
and select PAGE3, then press REC CTRL. And press REC PAUSE.
(6) First press X on the VCR, and after a few seconds press REC START on your
camcorder to start inserting the new scene.
Inserting automatically stops near the zero point on the tape counter. Your
camcorder automatically stops recording.
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4
0:00:00
ZERO SET
MEMORY
5,6
ZERO SET
MEMORY
REC CTRL
RET.
FN
REC
PAUSE
REC
START
Editing
To change the insert end point
Press ZERO SET MEMORY again after step 5 to erase the ZERO SET MEMORY
indicator and begin from step 3.
Note
The picture and sound recorded on the section between the insert start and end points
will be erased when you insert the new scene.
If you insert scenes on the tape recorded with other camcorder (including other
DCR-PC101)
The picture and sound may be distorted. We recommend that you insert scenes on a
tape recorded with your camcorder.
When the inserted picture is played back
The picture and sound may be distorted at the end of the inserted section. This is not a
malfunction.
The picture and sound at the start point and the end point may be distorted in the LP
mode.
To insert a scene without setting the insert end point
Skip step 3 and 4. Press x on the Remote Commander or
you want to stop inserting.
on your camcorder when
If you press FN
The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator is not displayed.
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Audio dubbing
You can record additional audio 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 tape already recorded in the 12-bit mode by specifying starting and ending points.
The original sound will not be erased.
Select one of the following connections to add additional audio.
Connecting the microphone with the MIC jack
MIC (PLUG IN
POWER)
Microphone
(optional)
: Signal flow
You can check the recorded picture and sound by connecting the A/V jack to a TV.
The recorded sound is not output from a speaker. Check the sound by using the
headphones or TV.
Connecting the microphone to the intelligent accessory shoe
Intelligent accessory shoe
Microphone (optional)
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Audio dubbing
Connecting the A/V connecting cable to the A/V jack
A/V
Audio equipment
AUDIO L
LINE OUT
L
R
Red
Editing
White
Do not connect the
video (yellow) plug.
AUDIO R
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
Dubbing with the built-in microphones
No connection is necessary.
Note
When dubbing with the A/V jack or the built-in microphone, pictures are not output
through the S VIDEO jack or A/V jack. Check the recorded picture on the screen. You
can check the recorded sound by using headphones.
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
•A/V jack
•Built-in microphone
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Audio dubbing
Adding an audio sound on a recorded tape
Choose a connection mentioned before, and connect audio equipment or microphone to
your camcorder. Then follow the procedure below.
(1) Insert your recorded tape into your camcorder.
(2) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
to start playing back. To pause
(3) Locate the recording start point. Press
playing back, press
at the recording start point. You can fine adjust the
/
.
recording start point by pressing
(4) Press FN, then select PAGE3.
(5) Press A DUB CTRL to display control buttons.
(6) Press AUDIO DUB. The green X appears on the LCD screen.
on your camcorder and at the same time start playing back the
(7) Press
audio you want to record.
The new sound is recorded in stereo 2 (ST2) during playback. While recording
new sound, the red appears on the LCD screen.
on your camcorder at the point where you want to stop recording.
(8) Press
5
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
4
A DUB CTRL
RET.
VDATA
SPD
CODE
PLAY
A
AUDIO
DUB
CTRL
DUB
FN
REC
CTRL
REC
PAUSE
AUDIO
REC
START
DUB
To add new sound more precisely
Press ZERO SET MEMORY at the point where you want to stop recording later in
playback.
Carry out step 3. Recording automatically stops at the point where ZERO SET
MEMORY was pressed.
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Audio dubbing
Monitoring the new recorded sound
(1) Play back the tape on which you added audio.
(2) Select AUDIO MIX in
in the menu settings, then press EXEC (p. 187).
VCR SET
H i F i SOUND
AUD I O M I X
A/VcDV OUTST1
r
R
EXEC
EXIT
ST2
RET.
About five minutes after you disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack,
the setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only. The default setting
is original sound only.
Editing
(3) Press r/R to adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new
sound (ST2), then press EXEC.
Notes
•New sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the 16-bit mode (32 kHz,
44.1 kHz or 48 kHz) (p. 190).
•New sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the LP mode.
•You cannot add audio with the DV Interface.
•New sound cannot be recorded on blank portions of the tape.
If the i.LINK cable (optional) is connected to your camcorder
You cannot add new sound to a recorded tape.
We recommend that you add new sound on a tape recorded with your camcorder
If you add new sound on a tape recorded with another camcorder (including other
DCR-PC101), the sound quality may become worse.
If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock
You cannot record on a tape. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection.
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Superimposing a title
If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the title. When
you play back the tape, the title is displayed for about five seconds from the
point where you superimposed it.
VACATION
(1) In standby, recording, playback or playback pause, press FN to display
PAGE1.
, then press EXEC. (p. 190)
(2) Press MENU, then select TITLE in
, and then press EXEC.
(3) Press r/R to select
(4) Press r/R to select a desired title, and then press EXEC. The title is displayed
on the LCD screen.
(5) If necessary, change the color, size, or position by pressing COLOR, SIZE,
POS r or POS R.
(6) Press TITLE OK.
(7) Press SAVE TITLE.
In playback, playback pause or recording:
The TITLE SAVE indicator appears on the screen for about five seconds and
the title is set.
In standby:
The TITLE indicator appears. And when you press START/STOP to start
recording, TITLE SAVE appears on the screen for about five seconds and the
title is set.
2
1
FN
r
R
r
3
R
RET.
EXEC
r
EXEC
EXIT
CM SET
TITLE
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
4~6
r
R
R
RET.
EXEC
r
r
106
EXEC
RET.
R
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
TITLE
OK
RET.
RET.
EXIT
VACATION
COLOR
R
EXEC
EXIT
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
R
EXIT
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
r
R
EXEC
EXIT
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
r
EXIT
CM SET
TITLE
READY
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
SIZE
POS r
POS R
Superimposing a title
If you set the write-protect tab to lock
You cannot superimpose or erase the title. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write
protection.
To use the custom title
If you want to use the custom title, select
in step 3.
On a blank portion of the tape
You cannot superimpose a title on the tape.
If the tape has a blank portion in the middle of the recorded parts
The title may not be displayed correctly.
Editing
The titles superimposed with your camcorder
•They are displayed only by DV
format video equipment with index titler
function.
•The point you superimposed the title may be detected as an index signal when
searching a recording with other video equipment.
If the tape has too many index signals
You may not be able to superimpose a title because the memory is full. In this case,
delete data you do not need.
Not to display title
Set TITLE DSPL to OFF in the menu settings (p. 190).
Title setting
•The title color changes as follows:
WHITE t YELLOW t VIOLET t RED t CYAN t GREEN t BLUE
•The title size changes as follows:
SMALL y LARGE
You cannot input 13 characters or more in LARGE size.
•If you select the title size SMALL, you have nine choices for the title position.
If you select the title size LARGE, you have eight choices for the title position.
One cassette can have up to about 20 titles, if one title consists of five characters
However, if the cassette memory is full with date, photo, and cassette label data, one
cassette can have only up to about 11 titles with five characters each.
Cassette memory capacity is as follows:
– Six date data (maximum)
– 12 photo data (maximum)
– One cassette label (maximum)
If the “
FULL” mark appears
The cassette memory is full. Erase any titles you do not need.
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Superimposing a title
Erasing a title
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 190).
Press MENU, then select TITLEERASE in
Select the title you want to erase with r/R, and then press EXEC.
ERASE OK? appears.
(5) Make sure the title is the one you want to erase, and press OK.
ERASING flashes on the screen.
When the title is erased, COMPLETE is displayed.
3
2
FN
r
R
EXIT
CM SET
TITLE
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
r
R
EXEC
EXEC
RET.
CM SET
TITLE
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
r
R
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
4
r
R
EXEC
T I TLE ERASE
1
2
3
4
5
6
T I TLE ERASE
HELLO !
CONGRATULAT I ONS !
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
PRESENT
GOOD MORN I NG
WEDD I NG
4 PRESENT
ERASE OK?
OK
r
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 5.
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R
EXEC
END
CAN–
CEL
Making your own titles
You can make up to two titles and store them in the memory of your camcorder. Each
title can have up to 20 characters.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 190).
Press MENU, then select TITLE in
with r/R, and press EXEC.
Select
Select CUSTOM1 SET or CUSTOM2 SET with r/R, and press EXEC.
Select the desired character. Repeat pressing a key to select the desired
character on the key.
(7) Press c to move the cursor for the next character. Repeat the same procedure
as step 6 to complete your title.
(8) Press SET. The title is stored in memory.
r
R
FN
r
5
R
RET.
EXEC
r
R
EXIT
TITLE SET
CUSTOM1 SET
CUSTOM2 SET
r
R
R
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
EXIT
TITLE SET
CUSTOM1 SET
CUSTOM2 SET
r
EXEC
EXIT
TITLE SET
CUSTOM1 SET
CUSTOM2 SET
Editing
4
2
TITLE SET
EXIT
[____________________]
t
&? ! ABC
DEF T
EXEC
RET.
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
6~8
SET
TITLE SET
EXIT
[ PAR_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ]
t
&? ! ABC
DEF T
TITLE SET
EXIT
[ PARTY_______________ ]
t
&? ! ABC
DEF T
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To change a title you have stored
In step 5, select CUSTOM1 SET or CUSTOM2 SET, depending on which title you want
to change, then press EXEC and enter the new title as desired.
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Making your own titles
If you take five minutes or longer to enter characters in tape recording standby
while a cassette is in your camcorder
The power automatically goes off. The characters you have entered remain stored in
memory. Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) once and then to CAMERA again,
then start again from step 1.
We recommend setting the POWER switch to VCR or removing the cassette so that
your camcorder does not automatically turn off while you are entering title characters.
To erase the title
Press C. The last character is erased.
To enter a space
Press c.
To enter the same character on the same button in succession
Press c to move the cursor to the next position, and enter the character.
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Labeling a cassette
If you use a cassette 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 set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR, the label is
displayed for about five seconds.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Insert the cassette you want to label.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU, then select TAPE TITLE in
, then press EXEC (p. 190).
Select a desired character. Repeat pressing a key to select the desired character
on the key.
(6) Press c to move the cursor for the next character. Repeat the same procedure
as step 5 to complete the label.
(7) Press SET. The label is stored in memory.
Editing
3
FN
4,5
R
r
EXIT
CM SET
TITLE
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
CM SET
TITLE
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
r
RCM SEARCH
RET.
EXEC
TAPE T I TLE – – – – – – – – –
ERASE ALL
TAPE TITLE
[__________]
ABC
DEF T
&? !
EXEC
r
R
EXEC
6
TAPE TITLE
&? !
EXIT
[ GRADU_ _ _ _ _ ]
ABC
DEF T
t
TAPE TITLE
&? !
EXIT
[ GRADUATION]
ABC
DEF T
t
EXIT
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
t
RET.
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To erase the label you have made
Select C in step 5, and press SET.
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.
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Labeling a cassette
If you set the write-protect tab to lock
You cannot label the cassette. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection.
If the cassette has too many index signals
You may not be able to label a cassette because the memory is full. In this case, delete
data you do not need.
If you have superimposed titles in the cassette
When the label is displayed, up to four titles also appear.
When the “-----” indicator has fewer than 10 spaces
The cassette memory is full.
The “-----” indicates the number of characters you can select for the label.
To erase the title
Press C. The last character is erased.
To enter a space
Press c.
To enter the same character on the same button in succession
Press c to move the cursor to the next position, and enter the character.
Erasing all the data in cassette memory
You can erase all the data in cassette memory at once.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 190).
Press MENU, then select ERASE ALL in
Select OK with r/R, then press EXEC.
OK changes to EXECUTE.
(5) Select EXECUTE with r/R, and then press EXEC. ERASING flashes on the
screen. Once deleting is completed, COMPLETE is displayed.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting
Select RETURN in step 5, then press EXEC.
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— “Memory Stick” Operations —
Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
You can record and play back images on a “Memory Stick” supplied with your
camcorder. You can easily play back, record or delete images. You can exchange image
data with other equipment such as your computer etc., using the USB cable for
“Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder.
File format
Still image (JPEG)
Your camcorder compresses image data in JPEG format (extension .jpg).
Moving picture (MPEG)
Your camcorder compresses picture data in MPEG format (extension .mpg).
Typical image data file name
Still image
100-0001:
This file name appears on the screen of your camcorder.
Dsc00001.jpg: This file name appears on the display of your computer.
Using a “Memory Stick”
Terminal
Write-protect switch
“Memory Stick” Operations
Moving picture
MOV00001:
This file name appears on the screen of your camcorder.
Mov00001.mpg: This file name appears on the display of your computer.
Labeling position
•You cannot record or erase images when the write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to LOCK.
•The position and shape of the write-protect switch may be different depending on the
model.
•We recommend backing up important data on the hard disk of your computer.
•Image data may be damaged in the following cases:
– If you remove the “Memory Stick”, turn the power off or detach the battery for
replacement when the access lamp is flashing.
– If you use “Memory Stick”s near magnets or magnetic fields such as those of
speakers and televisions.
•Prevent metallic objects or your finger from coming into contact with the metal parts
of the connecting section.
•Stick its label on the labeling position.
•Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to “Memory Stick”s.
•Do not disassemble or modify “Memory Stick”s.
•Do not let “Memory Stick”s get wet.
•Do not use or keep “Memory Stick”s in locations that are:
– Extremely hot such as in a car parked in the sun or under the scorching sun
– Under direct sunlight
– Very humid or subject to corrosive gases
•When you carry or store a “Memory Stick”, put it in its case.
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Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
“Memory Stick”s formatted by a computer
“Memory Stick”s formatted by Windows OS or Macintosh computers do not have a
guaranteed compatibility with this camcorder.
Notes on image data compatibility
•Image data files recorded on “Memory Stick”s by your camcorder conform with the
Design Rules for Camera File Systems universal standard established by the JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
On your camcorder, you cannot play back still images recorded on other equipment
(DCR-TRV890E/TRV900/TRV900E or DSC-D700/D770) that does not conform to this
universal standard. (These models are not sold in some areas.)
•If you cannot use the “Memory Stick” that is used with other equipment, format it
with this camcorder (p. 189). Note that formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick.”
•“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
Inserting a “Memory Stick”
Insert a “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the B mark
facing up as illustrated.
Access lamp
“Memory Stick” slot
Slide MEMORY EJECT in the direction of the arrow.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Ejecting a “Memory Stick”
MEMORY EJECT
While the access lamp is lit or flashing
Do not shake or strike your camcorder because your camcorder is reading the data from
the “Memory Stick” or recording the data on the “Memory Stick.” Do not turn the
power off , eject a “Memory Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, image data
breakdown may occur.
If “
FORMAT ERROR” is displayed
Reinsert “Memory Stick” a few times. The “Memory Stick” may be damaged if the
indicator is still displayed. If this occurs, use another “Memory Stick.”
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Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
Using a touch panel
Operation buttons for most functions using a “Memory Stick” are displayed on the LCD
screen. Press the LCD panel directly to operate each function. (Touch panel operation)
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. Operation buttons appear on the LCD
screen. You can switch the memory playback or memory camera mode by
pressing PLAY/CAM.
(3) Press FN. Operation buttons appear on the LCD screen.
(4) Press PAGE2 to go to PAGE2. Operation buttons appear on the LCD screen.
(5) Press PAGE3 to go to PAGE3. Operation buttons appear on the LCD screen.
(6) Press a desired operation item.
See relevant pages for each function.
3~6
1
POWER
LOCK
VCR
In memory camera
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
SPOT
FOCUS
MENU
SPOT
METER
PLAY
INDEX EXPO–
SURE
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
SELF
TIMER
PLAY
INDEX
MEM
MIX
2
In memory camera
In memory playback
(still image)
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
LCD
BRT
PLAY
INDEX
VOL
PLAY
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INDEX
FN
–
+
CAM
INDEX
FN
Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To execute settings
Press
OK.
To cancel settings
Press
OFF to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
When executing each item
The green bar appears above the item.
If the items are not available
The color of the items changes to gray.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Notes
•When using the touch panel, press operation buttons with your thumb supporting the
LCD screen from the back side of it or press those buttons lightly with your index
finger.
•Do not press them with sharp-pointed objects such as a pen.
•Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands.
•If FN is not on the LCD screen, touch the LCD screen lightly to make it appear. You
can control the display with DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder.
•When operation buttons do not work even if you press them, an adjustment is
required (CALIBRATION) (p. 211).
•When the LCD screen gets dirty, use the supplied cleaning cloth.
Touch panel
You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder (p. 70).
Press FN to display the following buttons:
In memory camera
PAGE1
SPOT FOCUS, MENU, PLAY, INDEX, EXPOSURE, SPOT METER
PAGE2
SELFTIMER, PLAY, INDEX, MEM MIX
PAGE3
LCD BRT, PLAY, INDEX, VOL
In memory playback
PAGE1
MENU, CAM, INDEX, DELETE, + , –
PAGE2
PB ZOOM, CAM, INDEX, DATA CODE, + , –
PAGE3
LCD BRT, CAM, INDEX, VOL, + , –
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Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
Selecting still image quality mode
You can select the image quality mode in still image recording. The default setting is
SUPER FINE.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VCR. Make sure that the LOCK switch
is set to the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 188).
(3) Press MENU, then select STILL SET in
(4) Press r/R to select QUALITY, then press EXEC.
(5) Press r/R to select a desired image quality, then press EXEC.
2
1
LOCK
VCR
EXIT
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
PHOTO SAVE
FILE NO.
DELETE ALL
FORMAT
4
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
3
POWER
EXIT
SUPER FINE
FINE
STANDARD
REMAIN
12
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
Image quality settings
Setting
Meaning
SUPER FINE (SFN) This is the highest image quality in your camcorder.
The number of still images you can record is less than in
FINE mode. Super fine images are compressed to about
1/3.
FINE (FINE)
Use this mode when you want to record high quality
images. Fine images are compressed to about 1/6.
STANDARD (STD) This is the standard image quality. Standard images
compressed to about 1/10.
Note
In some cases, changing the image quality mode may not affect the image quality,
depending on the type of images you are shooting.
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Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
Differences in image quality mode
Recorded images are compressed in JPEG format before being stored in memory. The
memory capacity allocated to each image varies depending on the selected image
quality mode and image size. Details are shown in the table below. (You can select
1152 × 864 or 640 × 480 image size in the menu settings.)
1152 × 864 image size
Image quality
Memory capacity
SUPER FINE
About 600 KB
FINE
About 300 KB
STANDARD
About 200 KB
640 × 480 image size
Image quality
Memory capacity
About 190 KB
FINE
About 100 KB
STANDARD
About 60 KB
Image quality mode indicator
The image quality mode indicator is not displayed during playback.
When you select image quality
The number of images you can shoot in the currently selected image quality appears on
the screen.
“Memory Stick” Operations
SUPER FINE
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Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
Selecting the image size
You can select either of two image sizes
Still images:
1152 × 864 or 640 × 480 (When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA
or VCR, the image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.)
The default setting is 1152 × 864.
Moving pictures: 320 × 240 or 160 × 112
The default setting is 320 × 240.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select STILL SET (still image) or MOVIE SET (moving
, then press EXEC (p. 188).
picture) in
(4) Press r/R to select IMAGESIZE, then press EXEC.
(5) Press r/R to select the desired image size, then press EXEC.
The indicator changes as follows:
Still images:
Moving pictures:
POWER
VCR
1
LOCK
1152
640
320
160
3
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
EXIT
MEMOR Y S E T
EXIT
MO V I E S E T
I MA G E S I Z E 3 2 0 2 4 0
R EMA I N
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
OFF
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
R E MA I N
30 sec
r
4
R
EXEC
RET.
r
R
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
MEMOR Y S E T
EXIT
320
MO V I E S E T
I MA G E S I Z E 3 2 0 2 4 0
R EMA I N 1 6 0 1 1 2
R EMA I N
3 0 sec
REMA I N
12
5
120
R
EXEC
RET.
r
STILL SET
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
FN
RET.
EXIT
MEMORY SET 1152
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE 1152 × 864
640 × 480
r
2
EXEC
R
R
640 × 480
EXEC
RET.
MOVIE SET
EXIT
MEMOR Y S E T
EXIT
MO V I E S E T
I MA G E S I Z E 1 6 0 1 12
R EMA I N
REMA I N
60
r
EXEC
RET.
R EMA I N
2 min
r
R
EXEC
RET.
Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction
Image size settings
Setting
Meaning
Indicator
1152 × 864
Records 1152 × 864 still images.
1152
640 × 480
Records 640 × 480 still images.
640
320 × 240
Records 320 × 240 moving pictures.
160 × 112
Records 160 × 112 moving pictures.
320
160
Approximate number of still images you can record on a
“Memory Stick”
Type of “Memory Stick”s
Image quality
Image size
8MB
(supplied)
16MB
(optional)
32MB
(optional)
64MB
(optional)
128MB
(optional)
SUPER FINE
1152 × 864
640 × 480
12 images
40 images
25 images
80 images
51 images
160 images
100 images
325 images
205 images
650 images
FINE
1152 × 864
640 × 480
25 images
80 images
50 images 100 images
160 images 325 images
205 images
650 images
415 images
1310 images
STANDARD
1152 × 864
640 × 480
37 images
120 images
74 images 150 images
240 images 485 images
300 images
980 images
600 images
1970 images
“Memory Stick” Operations
The number of images you can record varies depending on which image quality mode you
select and the complexity of the subject.
Note
If you record a 1152 × 864 still image with your camcorder and attempt to play back the
date file on another device that does not support this image size, a part of the image
might not be displayed or the image might be displayed in a small size in the center of
the screen.
Approximate time of moving pictures you can record on a
“Memory Stick”
The time of moving pictures you can record varies depending on which image size you
select and the complexity of the subject.
Type of “Memory Stick”s
Image size
8MB
(supplied)
16MB
(optional)
32MB
(optional)
64MB
(optional)
128MB
(optional)
320 × 240
1 min.
20 sec.
2 min.
40 sec.
5 min.
20 sec.
10 min.
40 sec.
21 min.
20 sec.
160 × 112
5 min.
20 sec.
10 min.
40 sec.
21 min.
20 sec.
42 min.
40 sec.
85 min.
20 sec.
The table above shows approximate number of still images and time of moving pictures
you can record on a “Memory Stick” formatted by your camcorder.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
– Memory photo recording
You can record still images on “Memory Stick”s.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly. The green z mark stops flashing, then lights
up. The brightness of the image and the focus are adjusted and fixed while
your camcorder targets at the middle of the image. Recording does not start
yet.
(3) Press PHOTO deeper. Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator
disappears.
The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeper will be
recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
2
[a]
1152
SFN
1 / 12
[b]
PLAY
3
1152
INDEX
FN
INDEX
FN
SFN
PLAY
[a]: Approximate number of images can be recorded on the “Memory Stick”
[b]: Number of recorded images
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
– Memory photo recording
You can record still images on “Memory Stick”s in tape
recording or tape recording standby
For the details, see page 44.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The following functions do not work:
– Wide mode
– Digital zoom
– SteadyShot function
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– Title
– SPORTS of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
When you press PHOTO lightly in step 2
The image momentarily flickers. This is not a malfunction.
“Memory Stick” Operations
While you are recording a still image
You cannot turn off the power or press PHOTO.
Recording data
The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed
while recording. However, they are recorded automatically onto the “Memory Stick.”
To display the recording data, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also use
the Remote Commander for this operation (p. 39).
If you record still images when the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The angle of view is slightly larger compared with the angle of view when the POWER
switch is set to CAMERA.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
– Memory photo recording
Recording images continuously
You can record still images continuously. Before recording, select one of the three
modes described below in the menu settings.
NORMAL [a]
Your camcorder shoots up to four still images in 1152 × 864 size or 13 still images in 640
)
× 480 size at about 0.5 sec intervals. (
EXP BRKTG
Your camcorder automatically shoots three images at about 0.5 sec intervals at different
exposures. (
)
MULTI SCRN [b]
Your camcorder shoots nine still images at about 0.4 sec intervals and displays the
images on a single page divided into nine boxes. Still images are recorded in 640 × 480
)
size. (
[a]
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[b]
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
– Memory photo recording
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select STILL SET in
, then press EXEC (p. 188).
(4) Press r/R to select BURST, then press EXEC.
(5) Press r/R to select a desired setting, then press EXEC.
(6) Press EXIT to make the menu settings disappear.
(7) Press PHOTO deeper.
2
5
MEMOR Y S E T
S T I L L SE T
B U R ST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
r
R
EXIT
OFF
NORMAL
EXP BRKTG
MULTI SCRN
EXEC
RET.
“Memory Stick” Operations
FN
If the “Memory Stick” becomes full
“
FULL” appears on the screen, and you cannot record still images on this “Memory
Stick.”
The number of still images in continuous shooting
The number of still images you can shoot continuously varies depending on the image
size and the capacity of the “Memory Stick.”
During continuous recording of images
The flash (optional) does not work.
When shooting with the self-timer or the Remote Commander
Your camcorder automatically records up to the maximum number of still images.
If remaining capacity on the "Memory Stick" is less than for three images
EXP BRKTG does not work. "
FULL" is displayed when you press PHOTO.
The effect of EXP BRKTG
The effect of EXP BRKTG may not be noticeable on the LCD screen.
We recommend viewing images on TV or the computer to recognize the effect.
When selecting NORMAL
Recording continues up to the maximum number of still images during pressing
PHOTO deeper. Release PHOTO to stop recording.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
– Memory photo recording
Self-timer memory photo recording
You can record images on “Memory Stick”s with the self-timer. You can also use the
Remote Commander for this operation.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN and select PAGE2.
(3) Press SELFTIMER in standby.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(4) Press PHOTO deeper.
The self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound. In the last two
seconds of the countdown, the beep sound gets faster, then recording starts
automatically.
4
PHOTO
2
FN
To cancel self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen. You
cannot cancel self-timer recording using the Remote Commander.
Note
Self-timer recording is automatically canceled when:
– Self-timer recording is finished.
– The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
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Recording an image from a tape as a still image
Your camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a still
image on a “Memory Stick.”
Your camcorder can also take in moving picture data through the input connector and
record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.”
Before operation
•Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder.
•Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
3
640
SFN
1 / 12
CAPTURE
FN
4
2
640
“Memory Stick” Operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
. The picture recorded on the tape is played back.
(2) Press
(3) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until the picture from the tape freezes.
CAPTURE appears on the screen. Recording does not start yet.
To change the still image, release PHOTO, select a still image again, and then
press and hold PHOTO lightly.
(4) Press PHOTO deeper. Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator
disappears. The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO
deeper will be recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
SFN
FN
Image size of still images
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
When the access lamp is lit or flashing
Do not shake or strike the unit. As well do not turn the power off, eject a “Memory
Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur.
If “ ” appears on the screen
The inserted “Memory Stick” is incompatible with your camcorder because its format
does not conform with your camcorder. Check the format of the “Memory Stick.”
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Recording an image from a tape as a still image
If you press PHOTO lightly in playback
The cassette stops momentarily.
Sound recorded on a tape
You cannot record audio from a tape.
Titles which have already been recorded on tapes
You cannot record the titles on “Memory Stick”s. The title does not appear while you
are recording a still image with PHOTO.
Recording date/time
The date/time when it is recorded on a “Memory Stick” is recorded. Various settings
are not recorded.
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
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Recording an image from a tape as a still image
Recording a still image from other equipment
Before operation
Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program.
The image of the other equipment is displayed on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
(3) At the point where you want to record, follow the steps 3 and 4 on page 127.
Using the A/V connecting cable
A/V
“Memory Stick” Operations
Yellow
TV
OUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VCR
S VIDEO
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video jack on the VCR or
the TV.
If your TV or VCR has an S VIDEO jack
Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional).
With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V
connecting cable.
Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the
TV or VCR.
This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
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Recording an image from a tape as a still image
Using the i.LINK cable
DV
DV OUT
DV
: Signal flow
i.LINK cable (optional)
Note
In the following instances “
REC ERROR” appears and recording cannot be carried
out. Record distortion-free images:
– When recording from a tape in poor condition, for example, a tape worn out from
repeated dubbing.
– When attempting to input images distorted by radio wave interference, emanating
from a TV tuner, radio set, etc.
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Superimposing a still image in the “Memory
Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX
You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on a “Memory Stick” on top of
the moving picture you are recording. You can record the superimposed images on a
tape or a “Memory Stick.” (However, you can record only superimposed still images on
the “Memory Stick.”)
M. CHROM (Memory Chromakey)
You can swap only the blue area of a still image such as an illustration or a frame with a
moving picture.
M. LUMI (Memory Luminancekey)
You can swap the brighter area of a still image (such as a handwritten illustration or a
title) with a moving picture. To use this function, we recommend recording a title on a
“Memory Stick” before a trip or event.
M. OVERLAP* (Memory Overlap)
You can make a moving picture fade in on top of a still image.
M. CHROM
Still image
Moving picture
M C AM
C H R OM
“Memory Stick” Operations
C. CHROM (Camera Chromakey)
You can superimpose a moving picture on top of a still image such as an image which
can be used as background. Shoot the subject against a blue background. Only the blue
area of the moving picture will be swapped with a still image.
Blue
M. LUMI
Still image
Moving picture
Still image
Moving picture
M C AM
L UM I
C. CHROM
C AM M
C H R OM
Blue
M. OVERLAP*
Still image
Moving picture
OV ER –
LAP
* The superimposed image using Memory overlap function can be recorded on tapes
only.
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Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
Recording a superimposed image to tape
Before operation
•Insert a tape for recording into your camcorder.
•Insert a “Memory Stick” recorded with still images into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
(2) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
(3) Press MEM MIX. The last image recorded on the “Memory Stick” appears on
the right lower part of the screen.
(4) Press –/+ on the right lower corner of the screen to select the still image which
you want to superimpose.
– : to see the previous image
+: to see the next image
(5) Press a desired mode. The still image is superimposed on the moving picture.
(6) Press –/+ on the left lower corner of the screen to adjust the effect, then press
OK to return to PAGE2.
M. CHROM
– The color (blue) scheme of the area in the still image which is
to be swapped with a moving image
M. LUMI
– The color (bright) scheme of the area in the still image which
is to be swapped with a moving image
C. CHROM – The color (blue) scheme of the area in the moving image
which is to be swapped with a still image
M. OVERLAP – No adjustment necessary
The fewer bars there are on the screen, the stronger the effect.
(7) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(8) Press START/STOP to start recording.
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Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
3
MEM MIX
OFF MCCAM OVER–
LUMI LAP
MEM
MIX
OK
CAMCM MCCAM
CHROM CHROM
Still image
100–0001
–
4,5
–
MEM MIX
OFF
+
6
FN
OK
M. LUMI
–
2
+
100–0001
+
–
+
MEM MIX
OFF
–
+
OK
M. LUMI
–
100–0001
+
–
+
Press –/+ on the right lower corner before step 6.
To cancel MEMORY MIX
Follow the steps 2 and 3 on page 132, then press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
Notes
•You cannot use the MEMORY MIX function for moving pictures recorded on
“Memory Stick”s.
•When the overlapping still image has a large amount of white, the thumbnail image of
the picture may not be clear.
OFF to return to
•During recording you cannot reselect the mode setting. Press
PAGE2.
“Memory Stick” Operations
To change the still image to be superimposed
Image data modified on your computer or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to play back modified images with your camcorder.
To record a still image on a tape as it is
In the M. LUMI mode press –/+ to increase the bar indicator to the maximum position.
When you select M. OVERLAP
You cannot change the still image or the mode setting.
To record the superimposed image as a still image
Press PHOTO deeper in step 8. (You should set PHOTO REC to TAPE in the menu
settings beforehand.)
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Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
Recording a superimposed image to “Memory Stick” as a still
image
Before operation
Insert a recorded “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
(2) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
(3) Press MEM MIX. The last image recorded on the “Memory Stick” appears on
the left corner of the screen.
(4) Press –/+ on the right lower corner of the screen to select the still image which
you want to superimpose.
– : to see the previous image
+: to see the next image
(5) Press a desired mode. The still image is superimposed on the moving picture.
(6) Press –/+ on the left lower corner of the screen to adjust the effect, then press
OK to return to PAGE2.
M. CHROM – The color (blue) scheme of the area in the still image which is
to be swapped with a moving image
M. LUMI
– The color (bright) scheme of the area in the still image which is
to be swapped with a moving image
C. CHROM – The color (blue) scheme of the area in the moving image which
is to be swapped with a still image
The fewer bars there are on the screen, the stronger the effect.
(7) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(8) Press PHOTO deeper to start recording. Recording is complete when the bar
scroll indicator disappears. The image displayed on the screen when you
pressed PHOTO deeper will be recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
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Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
3
MEM MIX
OFF MCCAM
LUMI
MEM
MIX
OK
CAMCM MCCAM
CHROM CHROM
Still image
100–0001
–
4,5
–
MEM MIX
OFF
+
6
FN
OK
M. LUMI
–
2
+
+
100–0001
–
+
MEM MIX
OFF
–
+
OK
M. LUMI
–
+
100–0001
–
+
Press –/+ on the right lower corner before step 6.
To cancel MEMORY MIX
Follow the steps 2 and 3 on page 134, then press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
Notes
•You cannot use MEMORY MIX function for moving pictures recorded on “Memory
Stick”s.
•If the overlapping still image has a large amount of white, the thumbnail image of the
picture may not be clear.
•During recording you cannot reselect the mode. Press
OFF again to return to
PAGE2.
“Memory Stick” Operations
To change the still image to be superimposed
Image size of still images
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
Image data modified with your computers or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to play them back with your camcorder.
When recording images on a “Memory Stick” using MEMORY MIX
The PROGRAM AE does not work. (The indicator flashes.)
The “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder stores 20 images:
– For M. CHROM: 18 images (such as a frame) 100-0001~100-0018
– For C. CHROM: two images (such as a background) 100-0019~100-0020
Sample images
Sample images stored in the “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder are
protected (p. 156).
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Recording moving pictures on “Memory
Stick”s – MPEG movie recording
You can record moving pictures with sound on “Memory Stick”s.
The picture and sound are recorded up to the full capacity of “Memory Stick” (MPEG
MOVIE EX).
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The camera recording
lamp located on the front of your camcorder lights up.
The picture and sound are recorded up to the capacity of “Memory Stick.” For
more information about recording time, see page 121.
2
4 0 min
POWER
320 REC
LOCK
0:00:00
15sec
[a]
VCR
BBB
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
[b]
PLAY
INDEX
FN
[a]: Available recording time on “Memory Stick” is displayed.
[b]: This indicator is displayed for five seconds after pressing START/STOP. This indicator
is not recorded.
To stop recording
Press START/STOP.
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Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s
– MPEG movie recording
Note
Sound is recorded in monaural.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The following functions do not work:
– Wide mode
– Digital zoom
– SteadyShot function
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– Title
– SPORTS of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
Recording date/time
The date/time are not displayed during recording. However, they are automatically
recorded onto the “Memory Stick”. To display the recording date/time, press DATA
CODE during playback. Various settings cannot be recorded. You can also use the
Remote Commander for this operation (p. 39).
“Memory Stick” Operations
When using an external flash (optional)
Turn the power of the external flash off when recording moving pictures on “Memory
Stick”s.
Otherwise, the charging sound of the flash may be recorded.
During recording on “Memory Stick”
Do not eject the cassette from your camcorder. While ejecting the cassette, sound is not
recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
If you record moving pictures when the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The angle of view is slightly larger compared with the angle of view when the POWER
switch is set to CAMERA.
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Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s
– MPEG movie recording
Self-timer MPEG movie recording
You can record images on “Memory Stick”s with the self-timer. You can also use the
Remote Commander for this operation.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN and select PAGE2.
(3) Press SELFTIMER in standby.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(4) Press START/STOP.
Self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep. In the last two seconds of
the countdown, the beep gets faster, and recording starts automatically.
START/STOP
2
FN
To stop the count down
Press START/STOP.
To restart the countdown, press START/STOP again.
To cancel self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen. You
cannot cancel self-timer recording using the Remote Commander.
Note
Self-timer recording is automatically canceled when:
– Self-timer recording is finished.
– The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
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Recording a picture from a tape as a
moving picture
Your camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a
moving picture on a “Memory Stick.” Your camcorder can also take in moving picture
data through the input connector and record it as a moving picture on a “Memory
Stick.”
Before operation
•Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder.
•Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
. The picture recorded on the tape is played back. And press
(2) Press
again to pause playback at the scene where you want to start recording from.
(3) Press START/STOP. Images and sound are recorded up to the remaining
capacity of the “Memory Stick.” For more information about recording time,
see page 121.
LOCK
N 0:1 5:4 2:4 3
0:00:03
4 0 min
320 REC
15sec
[a]
BBB
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
[b]
FN
“Memory Stick” Operations
POWER
VCR
3
2
[a]: Available recording time on the “Memory Stick” is displayed.
[b]: This indicator is displayed for five seconds after pressing START/STOP. This indicator
is not recorded.
To stop recording
Press START/STOP.
Notes
•Sound recorded in 48 kHz is converted to one in 32 kHz when recording images from
a tape to a “Memory Stick.”
•Sound recorded in stereo is converted to monaural sound when recording from a tape.
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Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture
When the access lamp is lit or flashing
Do not shake or strike the unit. As well do not turn the power off, eject a “Memory
Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur.
Titles have already recorded on tapes
You cannot record the titles on “Memory Stick”s. The title does not appear while you
are recording a moving picture with START/STOP.
If “
AUDIO ERROR” is displayed
Sound that cannot be recorded by your camcorder has been recorded. Connect the A/V
connecting cable to input images played back on an external device (p. 141).
Recording date/time
The date/time when it is recorded on “Memory Stick” is recorded. Various settings are
not recorded.
140
Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture
Recording a moving picture from other equipment
Before operation
Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program.
The image of the other equipment is displayed on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
(3) Follow the procedure on page 139 from the step 3 onwards at the point where
you want to start recording.
Using the A/V connecting cable
TV
A/V
Yellow
OUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
“Memory Stick” Operations
Red
White
AUDIO
VCR
: Signal flow
S VIDEO
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
If your VCR is a monaural type
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and the
white or the red plug to the audio input jack on the VCR or the TV. When the white
plug is connected, the left channel audio is output, and when the red plug is connected,
the right channel audio is output.
If your TV or VCR has an S video jack
Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional).
With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V
connecting cable.
Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the
TV or VCR.
141
Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture
Using the i.LINK cable
DV
DV OUT
DV
i.LINK cable (optional)
: Signal flow
Note
In the following instances “
REC ERROR” appears and recording is canceled:
– When recording from a tape in poor condition, for example, a tape worn out from
repeated dubbing.
– When attempting to input images distorted by radio wave interference, emanating
from a TV tuner, radio set, etc.
– When the input signal is cut off.
142
Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving
picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s)
You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto “Memory Stick”s.
Making the program
“Memory Stick” Operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Insert the tape for playback, and a “Memory Stick” for recording into your
camcorder.
(3) Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
(4) Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
(5) Press r/R to select MEMORY, then press EXEC.
(6) Repeat pressing IMAGESIZE to select the desired size.
(7) Search for the beginning of the first scene you want to insert, then pause
playback.
You can fine-adjust one frame at a time with
/
.
(8) Press MARK IN.
The IN point of the first program is set, and the upper part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(9) Search for the end of the first scene you want to insert, then pause playback.
/
.
You can fine-adjust one frame at a time with
(10) Press MARK OUT.
The OUT point of the first program is set, then the lower part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(11) Repeat steps 7 to 10, then set the programs.
When one program is set, the program mark changes to light blue.
You can set 20 programs in maximum.
5
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPLAY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
V I DEO ED I T
TAPE
MEMORY
EXEC
0:32:30:14
15sec
320
MARK
IN
START
IMAGE
SIZE
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:00
SCENE 0
END
RET.
8~10
V I DEO ED I T
0:08:55:06
320
MARK
OUT
START
IMAGE
SIZE
V I DEO ED I T
15sec
UNDO
0:09:07:06
320
MARK
IN
START
IMAGE
SIZE
UNDO
TOTAL 0:07:01
SCENE 1
TOTAL 0:00:00
SCENE 0
END
V I DEO ED I T
15sec
0:10:01:23
320
MARK
IN
START
IMAGE
SIZE
15sec
UNDO
TOTAL 0:30:11
SCENE 3
END
END
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Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture
– Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s)
Erasing the program you have set
Erase OUT first and then IN from of the last program.
(1) Press UNDO.
(2) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set program mark flashes, then DELETE ?
appears.
(3) Press EXEC. The last set program is deleted.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 3.
Erasing all programs
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
Press r/R to select MEMORY, then press EXEC.
Press UNDO.
Press ERASE ALL. All the set program marks flash, then DELETE ? appears.
Press EXEC. All the set programs are deleted.
To cancel erasing all programs
Press CANCEL in step 5.
To cancel a program you have set
END.
Press
The program is stored in memory until the tape is ejected.
Notes
• You cannot dub the titles, display indicators, or the contents of cassette memory.
• You cannot operate recording during the digital program editing on “Memory Stick”s.
On a blank portion of the tape
You cannot set IN or OUT on a blank portions of the tape.
If there is a blank portion between IN and OUT on the tape
The total time code may not be displayed correctly.
During making a program
If you eject the cassette, the program will be erased.
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Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture
– Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s)
Performing the program (Dubbing a “Memory Stick”)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in
, then press EXEC (p. 192).
Press r/R to select MEMORY, then press EXEC.
Press START.
Press EXEC.
Your camcorder searches for the beginning of the first program, then starts
dubbing.
The program mark flashes.
The SEARCH indicator appears during search, the EDITING indicator appears
during writing of data on your camcorder, and REC appears during dubbing
on the screen.
The program mark changes to light blue after dubbing is complete.
When the dubbing ends, your camcorder automatically stops.
Press CANCEL.
The program you made is recorded on a “Memory Stick” up to the place where you
pressed CANCEL.
To end the Digital program editing function
Your camcorder stops when the dubbing ends. Then the display returns to VIDEO
EDIT in the menu settings.
Press
END to end the program editing function.
“Memory Stick” Operations
To stop dubbing
When the program has not been set
You cannot press START.
When the available recording time of “Memory Stick” is not enough
LOW MEMORY appears on the screen. However, you can record pictures up to the
time indicated.
When available recording time is not left on the “Memory Stick”
MEMORY FULL appears.
When the “Memory Stick” is not inserted
NO MEMORY STICK appears.
When the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
MEMORY STICK LOCKED appears.
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Copying still images from a tape
– PHOTO SAVE
Using the search function, your camcorder automatically takes in only still images from
tapes and record them on a “Memory Stick” in sequence.
Before operation
•Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder and rewind the tape.
•Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC. PHOTO
(3) Press MENU, then select PHOTO SAVE in
BUTTON appears on the LCD screen (p. 189).
(4) Press PHOTO deeper. The still image from the tape is recorded on the
“Memory Stick.” The number of still images copied is displayed. END is
displayed when copying is completed.
4
PHOTO SAVE
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
SAV I NG
0
2
FN
MENU
END
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
PHOTO SAVE READY
FILE NO.
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PHOTO SAVE
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
0 / 40
640 SFN
PHOTO BUTTON
r
R
EXEC
RET.
0 : 30 : 00 : 00
4 / 40
640 SFN
END
4
END
3
PHOTO SAVE
0 / 40
640 SFN
END
END
Copying still images from a tape – PHOTO SAVE
To stop copying
Press
END.
To return to FN
Press
END to return to PAGE1, then press EXIT.
When the “Memory Stick” is full
MEMORY FULL appears on the LCD screen, and the copying stops. Press
insert another “Memory Stick” and repeat the procedure from step 2.
END,
Image size of still images
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
If the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
NOT READY appears when you select the item in the menu settings.
When you change “Memory Stick”s in the middle of copying
Your camcorder resumes copying from the last image recorded on the previous
“Memory Stick.”
“Memory Stick” Operations
When the access lamp is lit or flashing
Do not shake or strike your camcorder. As well do not turn the power off, eject a
“Memory Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may
occur.
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Viewing a still image
– Memory photo playback
You can play back still images recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play back
six images including moving pictures at a time arranged in the same order of recording
on a “Memory Stick” by selecting the index screen.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press PLAY. The last recorded image is displayed.
(3) Press –/+ on your camcorder to select the desired still image.
– : to see the previous image
+ : to see the next image
2
PLAY
To stop memory photo playback
Press CAM.
Note
You may not be able to play back images with your camcorder:
– When playing back image data modified on your computers.
– When playing back image data shot with other equipment.
Notes on the file name
•The directory number may not be displayed and only the file name may be displayed
if the structure of the directory does not conform to the DCF standard.
•“
- DIRECTORY ERROR” may appear on the LCD screen if the structure of the
directory does not conform to the DCF standard. If this message appears, you can play
back images but cannot record them on the “Memory Stick.”
•The file name flashes on the LCD screen if the file is corrupted or the file is unreadable.
To play back recorded images on a TV screen
•Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your
camcorder before the operation.
•When operating memory photo playback on a TV or on 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 noise (howling) may be
output from the TV speakers.
Still image
You can select still images also with –/+ on PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
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Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback
Screen indicators during still image playback
Image size
Image number/Total number of recorded images
100–0006
640
6/100
MEMORY PLAY
Print mark
Protect
JUL 4 2002
12:05:56 AM
–
+
Recording date/time/Various settings
CAM
INDEX
FN
Data directory number/File number
To make screen indicators disappear
Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Recording data
To display the recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded), press
DATA CODE during playback. You can also use the Remote Commander for this
operation (p. 39).
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Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback
Playing back six recorded images at a time (index screen)
You can play back six recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when
searching for a particular image.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX to display the index screen.
A red B mark appears above the image that is displayed before changing to the index
screen mode.
T : to display the previous six images
t : to display the following six images
B mark
MARK
-MARK
DEL
EXIT
1
2
3
4
5
6
T
1 / 40
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the normal playback screen (single screen)
Press the image you want to display.
Note
When displaying the index screen, the number appears above each image. This
indicates the order in which images are recorded on the “Memory Stick.” These
numbers are different from the data file names.
Image data modified with your computers or shot with other equipment
These files may not be displayed on the index screen.
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Viewing a moving picture
– MPEG movie playback
You can play back moving pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play
back six images including still images in order of recording on a “Memory Stick” at a
time by selecting the index screen.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press PLAY. The last recorded image is displayed.
(3) Press –/+ to select the desired moving pictures.
– : To see the previous picture
+ : To see the next picture
(4) Press MPEG N X to start playback.
(5) Adjust the volume following the steps below.
1 Press FN and select PAGE3.
2
“Memory Stick” Operations
2 Press VOL. The screen to adjust volume appears.
3 Press –/+ to adjust the volume.
– : to decrease the volume.
+: to increase the volume.
OK.
4 Press
PLAY
To stop MPEG movie playback
Press MPEG N X.
Note
You may not be able to play back images with your camcorder:
– When playing back image data modified on your computer.
– When playing back image data shot with other equipment.
To play back recorded images on a TV screen
•Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your
camcorder before operation.
•Turn the audio volume of the TV down before operation, or noise (howling) may be
output from the TV speakers.
Moving picture
You can select moving pictures also with –/+ on PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
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Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback
Playback picture from desired part
The moving picture recorded on the “Memory Stick” is divided into 23 parts.
You can select every each one point and playback pictures.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press PLAY.
The last recorded image is displayed.
(3) Press +/– to select the desired moving pictures.
To see the previous picture, press –.
To see the next picture, press +.
(4) Press </, to select the point where you want to play back.
< : to see previous part
, : to see next part
(5) Press MPEG N X to start playback.
(6) Adjust the volume following the steps below.
1 Press FN and select PAGE3.
2 Press VOL. The screen to adjust volume appears.
3 Press –/+ to adjust the volume.
– : to decrease the volume.
+ : to increase the volume.
4 Press
OK.
To stop MPEG movie playback
Press MPEG N X.
When recording time is too short
The moving picture may not be divided into 23 parts.
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Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback
Screen indicators during moving picture playback
Image size
Picture number/Total number of recorded pictures
MO V 0 0 0 0 1
320
1 / 20
0:00:12
MPEG
NX
Memory playback
Protect
JUL 4 2002
12:05:56 AM
–
+
CAM
INDEX
FN
Recording date/time (Various settings are displayed as
“– – –”.)
Recording date/time
To display the recording date/time, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also
use the Remote Commander for this operation (p. 39).
To make screen indicators disappear
Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Data directory number/File number
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Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory
Stick”s – Memory PB ZOOM
You can enlarge still images recorded on a “Memory Stick”. You can select and view a
desired part from the enlarged still image. Also, you can copy the desired part of the
enlarged still image to tapes or “Memory Stick”s.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) In memory playback, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press PB ZOOM. PB ZOOM screen appears.
(3) Press the area that you want to enlarge in the frame on the PB ZOOM screen.
The area you pressed moves to the center of the screen, and the playback
image is enlarged to about twice the size. If you press the other area, the area
moves to the center of the screen.
(4) Adjust the zoom ratio by the zoom lever.
You can select the image from approximately 1.1 times up to five times its size.
W: Decrease the zoom ratio.
T: Increase the zoom ratio.
3,4
W
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9 × 5.0
T
1
2
FN
3/14
MEMORY PLAY
100–0003
END
PB
ZOOM
To cancel the Memory PB ZOOM function
Press
END.
In Memory PB ZOOM
If you press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL, the frame on the Memory PB ZOOM screen
disappears. You cannot move the part you pressed to the center of the screen.
Edge of an enlarged image
The edge of an enlarged image cannot be displayed in the center of the screen.
Moving pictures recorded on “Memory Stick”s
The PB ZOOM function does not work.
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To record an image processed by Memory PB ZOOM on “Memory Stick”s
Press PHOTO to record the image processed by PB ZOOM. (Images are recorded at
640 × 480 size.)
Playing back images in a continuous loop
– SLIDE SHOW
Your camcorder can automatically play back images in sequence. This function is
especially useful when checking recorded images or during a presentation.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select SLIDE SHOW in
, then press EXEC (p. 189).
(4) Press START. Your camcorder plays back the images recorded on a “Memory
Stick” in sequence.
“Memory Stick” Operations
2
FN
4
SL I DESHOW
100–0001
START
–
1/6
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+
END
To stop the slide show
Press
END.
To pause during a slide show
Press PAUSE.
To return to FN
Press
END.
To start the slide show from a particular image
Select the desired image using –/+ buttons before step 4.
To view the recorded images on TV
Connect your camcorder to a TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your
camcorder before operation.
If you change “Memory Stick”s during operation
The slide show does not operate. If you change the “Memory Stick,” be sure to follow
the steps again from the beginning.
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Preventing accidental erasure
– Image protection
To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX to display the index.
(3) Press - MARK. The screen to protect the image appears.
(4) Press the image you want to protect. The “-” appears on the protected
image.
2
INDEX
3,4
MARK
-MARK
-MARK
DEL
EXIT
RET.
EXIT
-MARK
1
2
3
1 -
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
T
1 / 40
t
T
2 / 40
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel image protection
Press the image you want to cancel image protection in step 4 again. The “-”
disappears.
Note
Formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick,” including the protected
image data. Check the contents of the “Memory Stick” before formatting.
If the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot carry out image protection.
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Deleting images – DELETE
You can delete images stored in a “Memory Stick.” You can delete all images or selected
images.
Deleting selected images
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Play back the image you want to delete.
(3) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(4) Press DELETE. DELETE? appears on the screen.
(5) Press OK. The selected image is deleted.
“Memory Stick” Operations
3
FN
4
DELETE
100–0010
DELE–
TE
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3 / 40
DELETE?
OK
CAN–
CEL
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting an image
Press CANCEL in step 5.
Notes
•To delete a protected image, first cancel image protection.
•Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images to delete carefully
before deleting them.
If the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot delete images.
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Deleting images – DELETE
Deleting selected images on the index screen
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX to display the index.
(3) Press DEL. Then press the image you want to delete. The number of the
selected image is highlighted.
(4) Press EXEC. DELETE? appears on the screen.
(5) Press OK. The selected images are deleted.
2
INDEX
3
MARK
-MARK
DEL
T
RET
3
1
4
5
6
4
1 / 40
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting an image
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EXIT
2
To return to FN
Press CANCEL in step 5.
DEL
1
t
T
DEL
-
EXEC
EXIT
2
3
5
6
3 / 40
t
Deleting images – DELETE
Deleting all the images
You can delete all the unprotected images in a “Memory Stick.”
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
2
FN
3
R
EXIT
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
SL I DE SHOW
FILE NO.
DELETE ALL READY
FORMAT
EXEC
“Memory Stick” Operations
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select DELETE ALL in
, then press EXEC (p. 189).
(4) Press r/R to select OK, then press EXEC.
OK changes to EXECUTE.
(5) Press r/R to select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
DELETING appears on the screen.
When all the unprotected images are deleted, COMPLETE is displayed.
EXIT
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
SL I DE SHOW
FILE NO
DELETE ALL RETURN
FORMAT
OK
r
r
R
EXEC
RET.
r
R
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting all the images in the “Memory Stick”
Select RETURN in step 5, then press EXEC.
While DELETING appears
Do not turn the POWER switch or press any buttons.
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Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK
You can specify the recorded still image to print out by putting marks. This function is
useful for printing out still images later.
Your camcorder conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard for
specifying the still images to print out.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX to display the index.
MARK. The screen to write a print mark appears.
(3) Press
(4) Press the image you want to write a print mark. The
appears on the
selected image.
2
INDEX
3,4
MARK
-MARK
MARK
DEL
EXIT
RET
MARK
EXIT
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
T
1 / 40
t
T
2 / 40
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel writing print marks
Press the image you want to cancel the print mark in step 4 again . The
If the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot write print marks on still images.
Moving pictures
You cannot write print marks on moving pictures.
While the file name is flashing
You cannot write print mark on the still image.
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disappears.
Using the optional printer
You can use the optional printer on your camcorder to print images on print paper.
For details, refer to the operating instructions of the printer.
There are various ways of printing still images. The following, however, describes how
to print by selecting
in the menu on the touch panel on your camcorder.
Before operation
•Insert a recorded “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
•Attach the optional printer to your camcorder as illustrated.
Printer
2
FN
You can make nine stickers using a 9-cut sticker sheet. To make stickers, print images
recorded on a “Memory Stick” in 9PIC PRINT.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
, then press EXEC (p. 189).
(3) Press MENU, then select 9PIC PRINT in
(4) Press r/R to select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
SAME PICS
“Memory Stick” Operations
Selecting a type of the 9PICS print screen
MULTI PICS or *MARKED PICS
* Nine still images with print marks are printed together.
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Using the optional printer
Selecting date/time
You can print the recorded date/time.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select DATE/TIME in
, then press EXEC (p. 189).
(4) Press r/R to select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
DATE
JUL 4 2002
DAY & TIME
4 12:00 AM
Images recorded in the multi screen mode
You cannot print images recorded in the multi screen mode on a 9-cut sticker sheet.
Moving pictures recorded on “Memory Stick”
You cannot print moving pictures.
When “Memory Stick” has no files
“
NO FILE” appears on the screen.
Images processed by 9PIC PRINT
You cannot insert a DATE/TIME indicator.
When there are no files with a PRINT MARK
“
NO PRINT MARK” appears on the screen.
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— Viewing images with your computer —
Viewing images with your computer
– Introduction
There are following ways of connecting your camcorder to your computer in order to
view images saved on a “Memory Stick” or recorded on a tape on your computer.
To view images on your computer which has a Memory Stick slot, first eject the
“Memory Stick” from your camcorder and then insert it into your computer’s Memory
Stick slot.
Tape stills and movies
Connection cable
Computer environment
requirements
USB jack
USB cable (supplied)
USB port,
editing software
DV jack
i.LINK cable
(optional)
DV port,
editing software
Camcorder
Connection jack
Connection cable
Computer environment
requirements
USB jack
USB cable (supplied)
USB port,
editing software
“Memory Stick” stills and movies
When connecting to your computer with the USB port, complete installation
of the USB driver before connecting your camcorder to your computer. If you
connect your camcorder to your computer first, you will not be able to install
the USB driver correctly.
For details about your computer’s ports and editing software, contact your computer
manufacturer.
Viewing images with your computer
Camcorder
Connection jack
Viewing images recorded on a tape
When connecting to your computer with the USB port
For details, see page 166.
(USB)
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
Push into the end
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When connecting to your computer with the DV port
Your computer must have a DV port and editing software installed that can read video
signals.
DV
is marked on this side
DV port
:Signal flow
i.LINK cable (optional)
Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick”
When connecting to your computer with the USB port
There are two methods of USB connection, NORMAL and PTP. The default setting is
NORMAL.
Here we explain how to use the camcorder with a standard USB connection (NORMAL).
See page 166 when using Windows and page 180 when using Macintosh.
(USB)
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
Push into the end
You can also use a “Memory Stick” Reader/Writer (optional).
When connecting to your computer without a USB port
Use an optional floppy disk adaptor for Memory Stick or a PC card adaptor for Memory
Stick.
When purchasing an accessory, check its catalog beforehand for the recommended
operating environment.
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Notes on using your computer
“Memory Stick”
•“Memory Stick” operations on your camcorder cannot be assured if a “Memory Stick”
formatted on your computer is used on your camcorder, or if the “Memory Stick” in
your camcorder was formatted from your computer when the USB cable was
connected.
•Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played
back on your camcorder.
Software
•Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a
still image file.
•When you load an image modified using retouching software from your computer to
your camcorder or when you directly modify the image on your camcorder, the image
format will differ so a file error indicator may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
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Connecting to your computer with USB
port – For Windows users
Complete installation of the USB driver before connecting your camcorder to
your computer. If you connect your camcorder to your computer first, you will
not be able to install the USB driver correctly.
When connecting to your computer with the USB port
You must install a USB driver onto your computer in order to connect your camcorder
to your computer’s USB port. The USB driver can be found on the CD-ROM supplied,
along with the application software required for viewing images.
If you connect your camcorder and your computer using the USB cable, you can view
pictures live from your camcorder and pictures recorded on a tape on your computer
(USB streaming function).
Furthermore, if you download pictures from your camcorder to your computer, you
can process or edit them in image processing software and append them to e-mail.
You can also view images recorded on a “Memory Stick” with your computer.
Recommended computer usage environment when connecting
USB cable and viewing tape images on the computer
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP
Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Standard installation is required.
However, operation is not assured if the above environment is an upgraded OS.
You cannot hear sound if your computer is running Windows 98, but you can read still
images.
CPU:
Minimum 500 MHz Intel Pentium III or faster (800 MHz or faster recommended)
Application:
DirectX 8.0a or later
Sound system:
16 bit stereo sound card and speakers
Memory:
64 MB or more
Hard disk:
Available memory required for installation:
at least 200MB
Available hard disk memory recommended:
at least 1GB (depending on the size of the image files edited)
Display:
4 MB VRAM video card, Minimum 800 × 600 dot Hi color (16 bit color, 65,000 colors),
Direct Draw display driver capability (At 800 × 600 dot or less, 256 colors and less, this
product will not operate correctly.)
Others:
This product is compatible with DirectX technology, so it is necessary to install DirectX.
The USB port must be provided as standard.
You cannot use this function in the Macintosh environment.
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Recommended computer usage environment when connecting
USB cable and viewing “Memory Stick” images on the computer
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Standard installation is required.
However, operation is not assured if the above environment is an upgraded OS.
CPU:
MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB port must be provided as standard.
Windows Media Player must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Viewing images with your computer
Notes
•Operations are not assured for the Windows environment if you connect two or more
USB equipment to a single computer at the same time, or when using a hub.
•Some equipment may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment that is
used simultaneously.
•Operations are not assured for all the recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
•Windows and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
•Pentium is either trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
•All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Installing the USB driver
Start the following operation without connecting the USB cable to your
computer.
Connect the USB cable according to “Making your computer recognize your
camcorder”.
If you are using Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional,
log in with permission of administrators.
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The
application software starts up and the title screen appears.
(3) Move the cursor to “USB Driver” and click.
USB driver installation starts.
(4) Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.
(5) Remove the CD-ROM and then restart your computer following the
instructions on the screen.
Note
If you connect the USB cable before USB driver installation is completed, the USB driver
will not be properly registered. Carry out installation again following the steps on page
171.
Windows XP Home Edition/Professional users
If you set USBCONNECT to PTP in the menu settings, you can copy “Memory Stick”
images from your camcorder onto your computer without installing the USB driver.
This is ideal for simply copying images from your camcorder onto your computer. See
page 191 for details.
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Making your computer recognize your camcorder
Viewing images recorded on a tape on your computer
See page 170 for details on viewing “Memory Stick” images on your computer.
You need to install “PIXELA ImageMixer ” to view images recorded on a tape. Install it
from the CD-ROM supplied with your camcorder.
To install and use this software in Windows 2000 Professional, you must be authorized
as Power Users or Administrators. For Windows XP Home Edition/Professional, you
must be authorized as Administrators.
Viewing images with your computer
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
If you are using your computer, close all running applications.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
The application software starts up and the title screen appears. If the title
screen does not appear, double-click “My Computer” and then “ImageMixer”
(CD-ROM Drive). The title screen appears after a while.
(3) Move the cursor to “PIXELA ImageMixer” and click.
The Install Wizard program starts up and the language selection dialog box
appears.
(4) Select the language for installation.
(5) Follow the on-screen messages.
The installation screen disappears when installation is completed.
(6) Click DirectX.
Follow the on-screen messages to install DirectX.
Restart your computer when the installation is completed.
(7) Connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder.
(8) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
in the menu settings (p. 191).
(9) Set USB STREAM to ON in
(10) With the CD-ROM inserted, connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with
the USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cable.
Your computer recognizes your camcorder, and the Add Hardware Wizard
starts.
(USB)
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
Push into the end
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(11) Follow the on-screen messages so that the Add Hardware Wizard recognizes
that the USB drivers have been installed. The Add Hardware Wizard starts
three times because three different USB drivers are installed. Be sure to allow
the installation to complete without interrupting them.
For Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition/Professional users
(12) After the “File Needed” screen appears:
Open “Browse...” t “My Computer” t “ImageMixer” t “Sonyhcb.sys”,
and click “OK”.
Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your
computer
Before operation
Set USBCONNECT to NORMAL in the menu settings. (The default setting is set to
NORMAL.)
(1) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(2) Connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder and set the POWER switch
to MEMORY.
(3) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
USB MODE appears on the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your computer
recognizes the camcorder, and the Add Hardware Wizard starts.
(USB)
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
Push into the end
(4) Follow the on-screen messages so that the Add Hardware Wizard recognizes
that the USB drivers have been installed. The Add Hardware Wizard starts
two times because two different USB drivers are installed. Be sure to allow
each installation to complete without interrupting them.
You cannot install the USB driver if a “Memory Stick” is not in your camcorder.
Be sure to insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder before installing the USB
driver.
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Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users
If you cannot install the USB driver
The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as your computer was connected to your
camcorder before installation of the USB driver was completed. Perform the following
procedure to correctly install the USB driver.
Viewing images recorded on a tape
Step 1: Uninstall the incorrect USB driver
Viewing images with your computer
1 Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
2 Connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder, and set the POWER switch
to VCR.
3 Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
4 Open your computer’s “Device Manager”.
Windows XP Home Edition/Professional:
Select “Start” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware”, and click the
“Device manager” button.
If there is no “System” inside “Pick a category” after clicking “Control Panel”,
click “Switch to classic view” instead.
Windows 2000 Professional:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware” tab,
and click the “Device Manager” button.
Windows 98 SE, Windows Me:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System”, and click “Device
Manager” button.
5 Select and delete the underlined devices on the next page.
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Windows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition/Professional
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6 Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) on your camcorder, and then
disconnect the USB cable.
7 Restart your computer.
Step 2: Install the USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM
Perform the entire procedure described in “Installing the USB driver” on page 168.
Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick”
Step1: Uninstall the incorrect USB driver
Viewing images with your computer
1 Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
2 Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
3 Connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder, and set the POWER switch
to MEMORY.
4 Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
5 Open your computer’s “Device Manager”.
Windows 2000 Professional:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware”, and
click the “Device Manager” button.
Other OS:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System”, and click “Device
Manager” button.
6 Select “Other devices”.
Select the device prefixed with the “?” mark and delete.
e.g. (?) Sony Handycam
7 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) on your camcorder, and then
disconnect the USB cable.
8 Restart your computer.
Step2: Install the USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM
Perform the entire procedure described in “Installing the USB driver” on page 168.
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your computer – For Windows users
Capturing images with “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony”
You need to install the USB driver and “PIXELA ImageMixer ” to view images recorded
on a tape on your computer (p. 168).
To install and use this software in Windows 2000 Professional, you must be authorized
as Power Users or Administrators. For Windows XP Home Edition/Professional, you
must be authorized as Administrators.
Viewing images recorded on a tape
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder, and insert a tape into your
camcorder.
(3) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
Set USB STREAM to ON in
in the menu settings (p. 191).
(4) Select “Start” t “Programs” t “PIXELA” t “ImageMixer” t
“PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony”.
The “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” startup screen appears on your
computer.
(5) Click
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on the leftmost on the screen.
Viewing images recorded on a tape on your computer – For Windows users
(6) Click
.
preview window
(USB)
Viewing images with your computer
(7) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
Push into the end
(8) Press
to start playback.
The picture from the tape appears on preview window on your computer.
Viewing pictures live from your camcorder
(1) Follow the steps 1 and 2 on page 174.
(2) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
in the menu settings (p. 191).
Set USB STREAM to ON in
(3) Follow the steps 4 to 7 on page 174 and 175.
The picture from your camcorder appears on preview window on your
computer.
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Capturing still images
preview window
(1) Click
thumbnail list widow
.
and click it at the
(2) Looking at the preview window, move the cursor to
point you want to capture. The still image is captured. Captured images are
displayed in the thumbnail list window.
Capturing moving pictures
preview window
(1) Click
thumbnail list widow
.
(2) Looking at the preview window, move the cursor to
the first scene of the movie you want to capture.
and click on it at
changes to
.
and click on it at
(3) Looking at the preview window, move the cursor to
the last scene you want to capture. The moving picture is captured. Captured
images are displayed in the thumbnail list window.
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Notes
•The followings may occur while you are using your camcorder, and are not due to any
malfunction.
– The image shakes up and down.
– Some images are not displayed correctly due to noise, etc.
– Images of different color systems to that of your camcorder are not displayed
correctly.
•When your camcorder is in tape recording standby with a cassette inserted, it turns off
automatically after five minutes.
•We recommend setting DEMO MODE to OFF in the menu settings when your
camcorder is in tape recording standby without cassette.
•Indicators in the camcorder LCD screen do not appear on images that are captured
into your computer.
If image data cannot be transferred by the USB connection
The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as your computer was connected to your
camcorder before installation of the USB driver was completed. Reinstall the USB driver
following the procedure on page 171.
Carry out the following operations after quitting the application:
– Disconnect the USB cable.
– Change the POWER switch position to others or set it to OFF (CHARGE).
Seeing the on-line help (operating instructions) of “PIXELA
ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony”
A “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” on-line help site is available where you can
find the detailed operating method of “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony.”
Viewing images with your computer
If any trouble occurs
Close all running applications, then restart your computer.
(1) Click
located in the upper-right corner of the screen.
The ImageMixer’s Manual screen appears.
(2) You can find the information you need from the list of contents.
To close on-line help
Click
at the top right of the screen.
If you have any questions about “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony”
“PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” is the product of PIXELA corporation. For more
information, refer to the instruction manual of the CD-ROM supplied with your
camcorder.
Note on using your computer
Communications with your computer
Communications between your camcorder and your computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend, Resume, or Sleep.
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Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick”
on your computer – For Windows users
Viewing images
Before operation
•You need to install the USB driver to view “Memory Stick” images on your computer.
(p. 168).
An application such as Windows Media Player must be installed to play back moving
pictures in Windows environment.
•Set USBCONNECT to NORMAL in the menu settings. (The default setting is
NORMAL.)
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, and connect the AC power
adaptor to your camcorder and then to a wall outlet.
(3) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY .
(4) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
USB MODE appears on the screen of your camcorder.
(USB)
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
Push into the end
(5) Open “My Computer” on Windows and double-click the newly recognized
drive (e.g. “Removable Disk (E:)”).
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
(6) Select and double-click the desired image file from the folder.
For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and
image files” (p. 179).
Desired file type
Double-click in this order
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Moving picture*
“Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
* Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is recommended. If
you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick,” the image and sound may
break off.
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Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick” on your computer
– For Windows users
Image file storage destinations and image files
Image files recorded with your camcorder are grouped in folders by recording mode.
The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number within
the range from 0001 to 9999.
For Windows Me users
(The drive recognizing your camcorder is [E:].)
Folder containing still image data
Folder containing moving picture data
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
Still image file
MOML0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
Moving picture file
Disconnect the USB cable and eject the “Memory Stick” or set
the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE)
– For Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me, Windows XP Home Edition/
Professional users
To disconnect the USB cable, eject the “Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHARGE), follow the procedure below.
Viewing images with your computer
Folder
100MSDCF
(1) Move the cursor to the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon on the Task Tray and
click to cancel the applicable drive.
(2) After the “Safe to remove” message appears, disconnect the USB cable and
eject the “Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
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Connecting to your computer with USB port
– For Macintosh users
When connecting to your computer with the USB port
Before connecting your camcorder to your computer, install the USB driver on your
computer. The USB driver is packaged together with application software for viewing
images on the CD-ROM supplied with your camcorder.
Recommended Macintosh environment
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1)
Standard installation is required.
However, note that the upgrade to Mac OS 9.0/9.1 should be used for the following
models.
•iMac with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation and a slot loading type CD-ROM drive
•iBook or Power Mac G4 with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation
The USB port must be provided as standard.
QuickTime 3.0 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Notes
•Operations are not assured for the Macintosh environment if you connect two or more
USB equipment to a single computer at the same time, or when using a hub.
•Some equipment may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment that is
used simultaneously.
•Operations are not assured for all the recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
•Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
•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.
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Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Macintosh users
Installing the USB driver
Do not connect the USB cable to your computer before installation of the USB
driver is completed.
For Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 users
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Mac OS to load.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
The application software screen appears.
Viewing images with your computer
(3) Click the “USB Driver” to open the folder containing the six files related to
“Driver.”
(4) Select the following two files, and drag and drop them into the System Folder:
– Sony Camcorder USB Driver
– Sony Camcorder USB Shim
(5) When the message appears, click “OK.”
The USB driver is installed on your computer.
(6) Remove the CD-ROM from your computer.
(7) Restart your computer.
For Mac OS 9.1/9.2/Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1)
The USB driver need not be installed. Your Mac is automatically recognized as a driver
just by connecting your Mac using the USB cable.
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Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick”
on your computer – For Macintosh users
Viewing images
Before operation
You need to install the USB driver to view “Memory Stick” images on your computer.
(p. 181)
QuickTime 3.0 or newer must be installed to play back moving pictures.
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Mac OS to load.
(2) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, and connect the AC power
adaptor to your camcorder and then to a wall outlet.
(3) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
(4) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
USB MODE appears on the screen of your camcorder.
(5) Double click the “Memory Stick” icon on the desktop.
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
(6) Select and double-click the desired image file from the folder.
Desired file type
Double-click in this order
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Moving picture*
“Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
* Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is recommended. If
you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick,” the image and sound may
break off.
Disconnect the USB cable and eject the “Memory Stick” or set
the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE)
To disconnect the USB cable, eject the “Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHARGE), follow the procedure below.
(1) Close all running applications.
Make sure that the access lamp of your camcorder is not lit.
(2) Drag the “Memory Stick” icon into the “Trash.” Alternatively, select the
“Memory Stick” icon by clicking on it, and then select “Eject disk” from the
“Special” menu at the top left of the screen.
(3) Disconnect the USB cable or eject the “Memory Stick.” Set the POWER switch
of your camcorder to OFF (CHARGE).
For Mac OS X (v10.0) users
Shut down your computer, then disconnect the USB cable and eject the “Memory Stick”
or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
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Capturing images from an analog video unit on
your computer – Signal convert function
You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to your
computer which has the DV Interface to your camcorder.
Before operation
Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Set the POWER switch to VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
(p. 187).
Press MENU, then set A/V t DV OUT to ON in
Start playback on the analog video unit.
Start capturing procedures on your computer.
The operation procedures depend on your computer and the software which
you use.
For details on how to capture images, refer to the instruction manual of your
computer and software.
Computer
White
Yellow
OUT
A/V
S VIDEO
i.LINK
VIDEO
DV
AUDIO
VCR
Viewing images with your computer
Red
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
: Signal flow
i.LINK cable (optional)
After capturing images and sound
Stop capturing procedures on your computer, and stop playback on the analog video
unit.
Notes
•You need to install software which can exchange video signals.
•Depending on the condition of the analog video signals, your computer may not be
able to output the images correctly when you convert video signals into digital video
signals via your camcorder.
•You cannot record or capture the video output via your camcorder when the video
tapes include copyright protection signals such as the ID-2 system.
•You can capture images and sound with an S video cable (optional) instead of the
A/V connecting cable (supplied).
If your computer has a USB port
You can connect using a USB cable, but images may not be transferred smoothly.
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— Customizing Your Camcorder —
Changing the menu settings
To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with r/R . The
default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and
the mode.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
In VCR, CAMERA or MEMORY, press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
Press r/R to select a desired icon, and press EXEC.
Press r/R to select a desired item, and press EXEC.
Press r/R to select a desired setting, and press EXEC.
Repeat steps from 3 to 5 if you want to change other items. Press
return to step 3.
RET. to
For details, see “Selecting the mode setting of each item” (p. 185).
2
EXIT
MANUAL SET
P EFFECT
MENU
r
R
EXEC
3
CAMERA
VCR
RET.
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
N. S. LIGHT
AUTO SHTR
r
R
EXEC
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
WHT BAL
r
r
EXEC
R
EXEC
EXEC
RET.
EXIT
0 HR
EXIT
4
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
R
r
R
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
RET.
MEMORY
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
N. S. LIGHT
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
R
EXIT
EXIT
RET.
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
r
r
EXEC
5
R
EXIT
0 HR
R
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
OFF
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
OFF
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER OFF
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXIT
r
1
FN
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
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EXEC
Changing the menu settings
Menu items are displayed as the following icons:
MANUAL SET
CAMERA SET
VCR SET
LCD/VF SET
MEMORY SET
PRINT SET
CM SET
TAPE SET
SETUP MENU
OTHERS
Selecting the mode setting of each item
z is the default setting.
Menu items differ depending on the position of the POWER switch.
The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment.
Mode
Icon/item
Meaning
POWER
switch
MANUAL SET
——
To suit your specific shooting requirement (p. 60)
CAMERA
MEMORY
P EFFECT
——
To add special effects like those in movies or on
the TV to images (p. 56, 72)
VCR
CAMERA
To fire the flash (optional) regardless of the
brightness of the surroundings
CAMERA
MEMORY
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
z ON
AUTO
To fire the flash (optional) automatically
AUTO
To fire the flash (optional) before recording to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon
HIGH
To make the flash level higher than normal
z NORMAL
WHT BAL
N.S. LIGHT
CAMERA
MEMORY
LOW
To make the flash level lower than normal
——
To adjust the white balance (p. 49)
CAMERA
MEMORY
To use the NightShot Light function (p. 34)
CAMERA
MEMORY
z ON
OFF
AUTO SHTR
To use the normal setting
z ON
OFF
To cancel the NightShot Light function
To automatically activate the electronic shutter
when shooting in bright conditions
Customizing Your Camcorder
PROGRAM AE
CAMERA
To not automatically activate the electronic
shutter even when shooting in bright conditions
Note on FLASH MODE and FLASH LVL
You can use FLASH MODE and FLASH LVL only when the external flash (optional) is
set.
Note on FLASH LVL
You cannot adjust FLASH LVL if the external flash (optional) is not compatible with the
flash level.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
z OFF
To deactivate the digital zoom. Up to 10× zoom is
carried out.
POWER
switch
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
PHOTO REC
20×
To activate the digital zoom. More than 10× to 20×
zoom is performed digitally (p. 29).
120×
To activate the digital zoom. More than 10× to
120× zoom is performed digitally.
z MEMORY
TAPE
16:9WIDE
z OFF
ON
STEADYSHOT
z ON
OFF
FRAME REC
INT. REC
z OFF
Not to record a 16:9 wide picture
To compensate for camera-shake
To deactivate the frame recording function
To activate the interval recording function (p. 67)
ON
CAMERA
To cancel the SteadyShot function. Natural
pictures are produced when shooting a stationary
subject with a tripod.
ON
z OFF
CAMERA
To record a 16:9wide picture (p. 51)
To activate the frame recording function (p. 69)
SET
CAMERA
To record still images on tape when you press
PHOTO in tape recording or tape recording
standby (p. 47)
ON
z OFF
EDITSEARCH
To record still images on “Memory Stick”s when
you press PHOTO in tape recording or tape
recording standby (p. 44)
CAMERA
CAMERA
CAMERA
To deactivate the interval recording function
To set INTERVAL and REC TIME for interval
recording function
Not to display 7/– · + on the LCD screen
CAMERA
To display 7/– · + on the LCD screen (p. 37)
Notes on the SteadyShot function
• The SteadyShot function will not correct excessive camera-shake.
• Attachment of a conversion lens (optional) may influence the SteadyShot function.
If you cancel the SteadyShot function
appears. Your camcorder prevents excessive
The SteadyShot off indicator
compensation for camera-shake.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
POWER
switch
Mode
Meaning
z STEREO
To play back a stereo tape or dual sound track
tape with main and sub sound (p. 204)
VCR SET
HiFi SOUND
AUDIO MIX
1
To play back a stereo tape with the left sound or a
dual sound track tape with main sound
2
To play back a stereo tape with the right sound or
a dual sound track tape with sub sound
——
To adjust the balance between stereo 1 and stereo
2 (p. 105)
ST1
VCR
VCR
ST2
A/V t DV OUT z OFF
To output digital images and sound in analog
format using your camcorder
ON
To output analog images and sound in digital
format using your camcorder (p. 183)
VCR
LCD/VF SET
LCD COLOR
z BRT NORMAL To set the brightness on the LCD screen normal
BRIGHT
To brighten the LCD screen
——
To adjust the color on the LCD screen with –/+
Low intensity
VF B.L.
z BRT NORMAL
BRIGHT
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
High intensity
To set the brightness on the viewfinder screen to
normal
To brighten the viewfinder screen
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
Customizing Your Camcorder
LCD B.L.
Notes on LCD B.L. and VF B.L.
•When you select BRIGHT, battery life is reduced by about 10 percent during
recording.
•When you use power sources other than the battery pack, BRIGHT is automatically
selected.
Even if you adjust LCD B.L., LCD COLOR and VF B.L.
The recorded picture will not be affected.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
z OFF
Not to record continuously
MEMORY
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
BURST
NORMAL
To record from four to 13 images continuously
(p. 124)
EXP BRKTG
To record three images continuously with
different exposure
MULTI SCRN To record nine images continuously, display the
images on a single page divided into nine boxes
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
z SUPER FINE
To record still images in the finest image quality
mode (p. 118)
FINE
To record still images in the fine image quality
mode
STANDARD
To record still images in the standard image
quality mode
z 1152 × 864
640 × 480
To record still images in 1152 × 864 size (p. 120)
VCR
MEMORY
MEMORY
To record still images in 640 × 480 size
MOVIE SET
IMAGESIZE
z 320 × 240
160 × 112
REMAIN
z AUTO
ON
To record moving pictures in 320 × 240 size (p. 120)
To record moving pictures in 160 × 112 size
To display the remaining capacity of the
“Memory Stick” in the following cases:
• for five seconds after setting the POWER switch
to VCR or MEMORY and inserting a “Memory
Stick”
• when the remaining capacity of the “Memory
Stick” is less than one minute after setting the
POWER switch to MEMORY
• for five seconds from the start of moving picture
recording
• for five seconds after completing moving picture
recording
VCR
MEMORY
VCR
MEMORY
To always display the remaining capacity of the
“Memory Stick”
When you select image quality
The number of images you can shoot in the currently selected image quality appears on
the screen.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
MEMORY SET
SLIDE SHOW
——
To play back images in a continuous loop (p. 155)
MEMORY
PHOTO SAVE
——
To copy still images on a tape onto a “Memory
Stick” (p. 146)
VCR
To assign numbers to file in sequence even if the
“Memory Stick” is changed
VCR
MEMORY
FILE NO.
DELETE ALL
FORMAT
z SERIES
RESET
To reset the file numbering each time the
“Memory Stick” is changed
——
To delete all the unprotected images (p. 159)
MEMORY
To cancel formatting
MEMORY
z RETURN
OK
PRINT SET
9PIC PRINT
DATE/TIME
z RETURN
To stop 9PICS print
SAME
To execute SAME PICS print (p. 161)
MULTI
To execute MULTI PICS print
MARKED
To print images with print mark arranging them
in order of recording
z OFF
To make prints without the recording date and
time
DATE
To make prints with the recording date (p. 162)
DAY&TIME
To make prints with the recording date and time
MEMORY
Customizing Your Camcorder
To format an inserted “Memory Stick.”
Formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick.”
Check the contents of the “Memory Stick” before
formatting.
1. Select FORMAT with r/R, then press EXEC.
2. Press r/R to select OK, then press EXEC.
3. After EXECUTE appears, press EXEC.
FORMATTING flashes during formatting.
COMPLETE appears when formatting is finished.
MEMORY
Notes on formatting
•Do not do any of the following while FORMATTING is displayed:
– Change the POWER switch position to others
– Operate buttons
– Eject the “Memory Stick”
•The “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder has been formatted at factory.
Formatting with your camcorder is not required.
•You cannot format the “Memory Stick” if the write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to LOCK.
•Format the “Memory Stick” if “
FORMAT ERROR” appears.
•Formatting erases protected image data on the “Memory Stick.”
Note on PRINT SET
9PIC PRINT and DATE/TIME are displayed only when an external printer (optional) is
connected to the intelligent accessory shoe.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
CM SET
TITLE
——
To superimpose a title or make your own title
(p. 106, 109)
VCR
CAMERA
TITLEERASE
——
To erase the title you have superimposed (p. 108)
VCR
CAMERA
To display the title you have superimposed
VCR
TITLE DSPL
z ON
OFF
CM SEARCH
z ON
Not to display the title (p. 107)
To search using cassette memory (p. 77, 78, 80)
VCR
OFF
To search without using cassette memory
(p. 79, 81)
TAPE TITLE
——
To label a cassette (p. 111)
VCR
CAMERA
ERASE ALL
——
To erase all the data in cassette memory (p. 112)
VCR
CAMERA
To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode
VCR
CAMERA
TAPE SET
REC MODE
AUDIO MODE
z SP
LP
To increase the recording time to 1.5 times the SP
mode
z 12BIT
To record in the 12-bit mode (two stereo sounds)
16BIT
qREMAIN
z AUTO
ON
To record in the 16-bit mode (the one stereo sound
with high quality)
To display the remaining tape:
• for about eight seconds after setting the POWER
switch to VCR or CAMERA and inserting a
cassette, then your camcorder calculates the
remaining amount of tape
• for about eight seconds after setting the POWER
switch to VCR or CAMERA and DISPLAY/
TOUCH PANEL is pressed
• for about eight seconds after setting the POWER
is pressed
switch to VCR and
VCR
CAMERA
VCR
CAMERA
To always display the remaining tape indicator
Notes on the LP mode
• When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, we recommend playing
the tape on your camcorder. When you play back the tape on other camcorders or
VCRs, noise may occur in pictures or sound.
• When you record in the LP mode, we recommend using a Sony Excellence/Master
mini DV cassette so that you can get the most out of your camcorder.
• You cannot make audio dubbing on a tape recorded in the LP mode. Use the SP mode
for the tape to be audio dubbed.
• When you record in the SP and LP modes on one tape or you record some scenes in
the LP mode, the playback picture may be distorted or the time code may not be
written properly between scenes.
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Notes on AUDIO MODE
• You cannot dub audio sound on a tape recorded in the 16-bit mode.
• When playing back a tape recorded in the 16-bit mode, you cannot adjust the balance
in AUDIO MIX.
Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
——
z OFF
ON
USBCONNECT
z NORMAL
PTP
z ENGLISH
CAMERA
MEMORY
To deactivate the USB streaming function
To activate the USB streaming function
VCR
CAMERA
To connect and recognize the “Memory Stick” drive
MEMORY
To connect and only copy a “Memory Stick”
image from your camcorder to a computer (only
with Windows XP Home Edition/Professional or
Mac OS X)
1 Press r/R to select USBCONNECT, then press
EXEC.
2 Press r/R to select PTP, then press EXEC.
3 Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder,
and connect your camcorder to your computer
using a USB cable. Copy Wizard will
automatically start up.
To display the following information indicators in
English: min, STBY, REC, CAPTURE, VOL, END
SEARCH and START
FRANÇAIS
To display the information indicators in French
ESPAÑOL
To display the information indicators in Spanish
PORTUGUÊS
To display the information indicators in
Portuguese
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
To display the information indicators in Chinese
To display the information indicators in Korean
DEMO MODE
z ON
To make the demonstration appear
OFF
To cancel the demonstration mode
Customizing Your Camcorder
LANGUAGE
To set the date or time (p. 19)
CAMERA
Notes on DEMO MODE
•You cannot select DEMO MODE when a cassette or a “Memory Stick” is inserted in
your camcorder.
•DEMO MODE is set to STBY (Standby) at the default setting and the demonstration
starts about 10 minutes after you have set the POWER switch to CAMERA without a
cassette and “Memory Stick” inserted.
To cancel the demonstration, insert a cassette, set the POWER switch to other than
CAMERA, or set DEMO MODE to OFF. To set to STBY (Standby) again, leave the
DEMO MODE at ON in the menu settings, turn the POWER switch OFF (CHARGE),
and return the POWER switch to CAMERA.
•If you press the touch panel during the demonstration, the demonstration stops for a
while, and it starts again after about 10 minutes.
•When NIGHTSHOT is set to ON, the “NIGHTSHOT” indicator appears on the screen
and you cannot select DEMO MODE in the menu settings.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
z DATE/CAM
To display date, time and various settings during
playback when you press the DATA CODE
button on the Remote Commander (p. 39)
POWER
switch
OTHERS
DATA CODE
(On the Remote
Commander)
WORLD TIME
DATE
To display date and time during playback when
you press the DATA CODE button on the Remote
Commander
——
To set the clock to the local time. Press r/R to set a
time difference. The clock changes by the time
difference you set here. If you set the time
difference to 0, the clock returns to the originally
set time.
CAMERA
MEMORY
To output the melody when you start/stop
recording or when an unusual condition occurs
on your camcorder
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
z MELODY
BEEP
COMMANDER
NORMAL
To output the beep instead of the melody
OFF
To cancel melody, the beep sound and shutter sound
z ON
OFF
DISPLAY
z LCD
To activate the Remote Commander supplied
with your camcorder
To deactivate the Remote Commander to avoid
remote control misoperation caused by other
VCR’s remote control
To show the display on the LCD screen and
viewfinder
V-OUT/LCD To show the display on the TV screen, LCD screen
and viewfinder
REC LAMP
z ON
OFF
VIDEO EDIT
VCR
MEMORY
z RETURN
To light up the camera recording lamp at the front
of your camcorder
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
CAMERA
MEMORY
To turn the camera recording lamp off so that the
person is not aware of the recording
To cancel video editing
TAPE
To make programs and perform video editing
(p. 85)
MEMORY
To make programs and perform MPEG editing
(p. 143)
VCR
Note
If you press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL with DISPLAY set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu
settings, the picture from a TV or VCR will not appear on the LCD screen even when
your camcorder is connected to the output jacks on the TV or VCR.
When recording a close subject
When REC LAMP is set to ON, the red camera recording lamp on the front of your
camcorder may reflect on the subject if it is close. In this case, we recommend you set
REC LAMP to OFF.
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In more than five minutes after removing the power source
The PROGRAM AE, FLASH LVL, AUDIO MIX, WHT BAL, HiFi SOUND and
COMMANDER items are returned to their default settings.
Other menu items are held in memory even when the battery is removed.
— Troubleshooting —
Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer. If “C:ss:ss” appears on the screen, the self-diagnosis
display function has activated. See page 200.
In recording
Symptom
START/STOP does not operate.
The power goes off.
Tape photo recording does not work.
The image on the viewfinder screen
is not clear.
The SteadyShot function does not
work.
The autofocusing function does not
work.
The picture does not appear in the
viewfinder.
A vertical band appears when you
shoot a subject such as lights or a
candle flame against a dark
background.
• PHOTO REC is set to MEMORY in the menu settings.
c Set it to TAPE (p. 186).
• Viewfinder is not extended to the end.
c Pull out the viewfinder (p. 28).
• The viewfinder lens is not adjusted.
c Adjust the viewfinder lens (p. 28).
• STEADYSHOT is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 186).
• The setting is the manual focus.
c Press FOCUS to set to the autofocus (p. 65).
• Shooting conditions are not suitable for autofocus.
c Adjust to focus manually (p. 65).
• The LCD panel is open.
c Close the LCD panel (p. 26).
• The contrast between the subject and background is too
high. This is not a malfunction.
A vertical band appears when you
shoot a very bright subject.
• This is not a malfunction.
Some tiny spots in white, red, blue or
green appear on the screen.
• SLOW SHTR, Super NightShot or Color Slow Shutter is
activated. This is not a malfunction.
Troubleshooting
You cannot record still images on a
“Memory Stick” when you set the
POWER switch to CAMERA.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is not set to CAMERA.
c Set it to CAMERA (p. 24).
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape or insert a new one (p. 21, 41).
• The write-protect tab is set to expose the red mark.
c Use a new cassette or slide the tab (p. 21).
• The tape is stuck to the drum (moisture condensation).
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least one hour to acclimatize (p. 209).
• While being operated in CAMERA, your camcorder has
been in tape recording standby for more than five minutes.
c Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) and then to
CAMERA.
• The battery pack is dead or nearly dead.
c Install a fully charged battery pack.
• PHOTO REC is set to TAPE in the menu settings.
c Set it to MEMORY (p. 186).
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• If 10 minutes elapse after you set the POWER switch to
CAMERA or DEMO MODE is set to ON in the menu
settings without a cassette and a “Memory Stick” inserted,
your camcorder automatically starts the demonstration.
c Insert a cassette and a “Memory Stick” or press the LCD
screen. The demonstration stops. You can also cancel
DEMO MODE (p. 191).
The picture is recorded in incorrect or • NIGHTSHOT is set to ON.
unnatural colors.
c Set it to OFF (p. 32).
Picture appears too bright, and the
• NIGHTSHOT is set to ON in a bright place.
subject does not appear on the
c Set it to OFF (p. 32).
screen.
• BACK LIGHT is active.
c Set it off (p. 32).
The click of the shutter does not
• BEEP is set to OFF in the menu settings.
sound.
c Set it to MELODY or NORMAL (p. 192).
Black bands appear when you record c Set STEADYSHOT to OFF in the menu settings (p. 186).
An unknown picture is displayed on
the screen.
a TV screen or computer screen.
An external flash (optional) does not
work.
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• The power of the external flash (optional) is off or the
power source is not installed.
c Turn on the external flash (optional) or install the power
source.
• Two or more external flashes (optional) are attached.
c Only one external flash (optional) can be attached.
Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
In playback
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape (p. 38).
There are horizontal lines on the
• The video head may be dirty.
picture or the playback picture is not
c Clean the head using the cleaning cassette (optional)
clear or does not appear.
(p. 210).
No sound or only a low sound is
• The stereo tape is played back with HiFi SOUND set to 2
heard when playing back a tape.
in the menu settings.
c Set it to STEREO (p. 187).
• Volume is turned to minimum.
c Turn up the volume (p. 38).
• AUDIO MIX is set to ST2 in the menu settings.
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 187).
Displaying the record date, the date
• The tape has no cassette memory.
search function does not work.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 78).
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 190).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion
(p. 79).
The title search function does not
• The tape has no cassette memory.
work.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 77).
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 190).
• There is no title in the tape.
c Superimpose the titles (p. 106).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion
(p. 77).
New sound added to the recorded
• AUDIO MIX is set to ST1 side in the menu settings.
tape is not heard.
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 187).
The title is not displayed.
• TITLE DSPL is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 190).
Playback is not possible.
Troubleshooting
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
In recording and playback
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The battery pack is not installed, or is dead or nearly dead.
c Install a charged battery pack (p. 14, 15).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet.
c Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet (p. 18).
END SEARCH does not work.
• The tape was ejected after recording when using a cassette
without cassette memory (p. 36).
• You have not recorded on the new cassette yet (p. 36).
END SEARCH does not work
• The tape has a blank portion in the beginning or middle
correctly.
(p. 36).
The battery pack is quickly
• The temperature of the environment is too low.
discharged.
• The battery pack is not fully charged.
c Charge the battery pack fully again (p. 15).
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack (p. 14).
The battery remaining indicator does • You have used the battery pack in an extremely hot or
not indicate the correct time.
cold environment for a long time.
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack (p. 14).
• The battery is not fully charged.
c Install a charged battery pack (p. 14, 15).
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining time.
c Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication
on the battery remaining indicator is correct (p. 15).
The power goes off although the
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery time.
battery remaining indicator indicates
c Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication
that the battery pack has enough
on the battery remaining indicator is correct (p. 15).
The power does not turn on.
power to operate.
The cassette cannot be removed from
the holder.
The % and Z indicators flash and no
functions except for cassette ejection
work.
indicator does not appear when
using a tape with cassette memory.
Remaining tape indicator is not
displayed.
• The power source is disconnected.
c Connect it firmly (p. 14, 18).
• The battery is dead.
c Use a charged battery pack (p. 14, 15).
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least one hour to acclimatize (p. 209).
• The gold-plated connector of the tape is dirty or dusty.
c Clean the gold-plated connector (p. 204).
• The q REMAIN is set to AUTO in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON to always display the remaining tape
indicator (p. 188).
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
When operating using a “Memory Stick”
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is not set to MEMORY.
c Set it to MEMORY (p. 122).
• A “Memory Stick” is not inserted.
c Insert a “Memory Stick” (p. 115).
Recording does not function.
• The “Memory Stick” has already been recorded to its full
capacity.
c Delete unnecessary images and record again (p. 157).
• The “Memory Stick” formatted incorrectly is inserted.
c Format the “Memory Stick” using your camcorder or
use another “Memory Stick” (p. 115, 189).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
The image cannot be deleted.
• The image is protected.
c Cancel image protection (p. 156).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
You cannot format the “Memory
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
Stick.”
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
Deleting all the images cannot be
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
carried out.
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
You cannot protect the image.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
• INDEX screen is not displayed.
c Press INDEX to display the index screen then protect the
image (p. 156).
You cannot write a print mark on the • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
still image.
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
• INDEX screen is not displayed.
c Press INDEX to display the index screen, then write a
print mark (p. 160).
• You are trying to write a print mark on a moving picture.
c Print marks cannot be written to a moving picture.
The photo save function does not
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to
work.
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 113).
You cannot play back images in
• You may not be able to play back images in actual size
actual size.
when you try to play back images recorded by other
equipment.
This is not a malfunction.
You cannot play back image data.
• Your camcorder cannot play back some images processed
with your computer. (The file name flashes.)
• If you record images with any other equipment, the
images may not play back normally on your camcorder.
The “Memory Stick” does not
function.
Troubleshooting
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Others
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The cassette has no cassette memory.
c Use a cassette with cassette memory (p. 106).
• The cassette memory is full.
c Erase unnecessary title (p. 108).
• The cassette is set to prevent accidental erasure.
c Slide the write-protect tab so that red portion is not
visible (p. 21).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion.
c Superimpose the title to the recorded position (p. 106).
• The tape has no cassette memory.
A cassette label is not recorded.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 111).
• The cassette memory is full.
c Erase unwanted data (p. 108).
• The tape is set to prevent accidental erasure.
c Slide the write-protect tab so that red portion is not
visible (p. 21).
• The input selector on the VCR is not set correctly.
Digital program editing to a tape
c Set the selector correctly, and check the connection
does not function.
between the VCR and your camcorder (p. 86).
• The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other
than Sony using the i.LINK cable.
c Set it to IR (p. 91).
• Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is
attempted.
c Set the program again on a recorded portion (p. 94).
• The synchronization of your camcorder and the VCR is
not adjusted.
c Adjust the synchronization of the VCR (p. 92).
• The IR SETUP code is incorrect.
c Set the correct code (p. 88).
Digital program editing to a
• Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is
“Memory Stick” does not function.
attempted.
c Set the program again on a recorded portion (p. 143).
• COMMANDER is set to OFF in the menu settings.
The Remote Commander supplied
with your camcorder does not work.
c Set it to ON (p. 192).
• Something is blocking the infrared rays.
c Remove the obstacle.
• The batteries are inserted in the battery holder with the + –
polarities incorrectly matching the + – marks.
c Insert the batteries with the correct polarity (p. 221).
• The batteries are dead.
c Insert new ones (p. 221).
• DISPLAY is set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings.
The picture from a TV or VCR does
not appear even when your
c Set it to LCD (p. 192).
A title is not recorded.
camcorder is connected to the
outputs on the TV or VCR.
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least one hour to acclimatize (p. 209).
• Some troubles have occurred in your camcorder.
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate
your camcorder.
No function works though the power
c Disconnect the AC power adaptor from a wall outlet or
is on.
remove the battery, then reconnect it in about one
minute. Turn the power on. If the functions still do not
work, press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed
object. (If you press the RESET button, all the settings
including the date and time return to the default)
(p. 14, 18, 219).
When you set the POWER switch to
• This is because some functions use a linear mechanism.
VCR or OFF (CHARGE), if you move
Your camcorder is not malfunctioning.
The melody or beep sounds for
five seconds.
your camcorder, you may hear a
clattering sound from inside your
camcorder.
While charging the battery pack, the
CHARGE lamp does not light up.
While charging the battery pack, the
CHARGE lamp flashes.
The buttons do not appear on the
touch panel.
The buttons on the LCD screen do
not work.
The indicators appear mirrorreversed in the viewfinder.
Image data cannot be transferred by
the USB connection.
A cassette cannot be removed even if
the cassette lid is open.
Troubleshooting
You cannot charge the battery pack.
• Charging is completed.
• The battery pack is not properly installed.
c Install it properly (p. 14).
• The POWER switch is not set to OFF (CHARGE).
c Set it to OFF (CHARGE) (p. 15).
• The battery pack is not properly installed.
c Install it properly (p. 14).
• Something is wrong with the battery pack.
c Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
• DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL is pressed.
c Press the LCD screen lightly.
c Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder or
DISPLAY on the Remote Commander (p. 39).
c Adjust the screen (CALIBRATION) (p. 211).
• The mirror mode is activated.
This is not a malfunction (p. 30).
• The USB cable was connected before installation of the
USB driver was completed.
c Uninstall the incorrect USB driver and re-install the
USB driver (p. 168, 171).
• USBCONNECT is set to PTP when the POWER switch is
set to MEMORY.
c Set it to NORMAL (p. 191).
• Moisture condensation has started to condense in your
camcorder (p. 209).
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Self-diagnosis display
Your camcorder has a self-diagnosis display
function.
This function displays the current condition
of your camcorder as a 5-digit code (a
combination of a letter and figures) on the
screen. If a 5-digit code is displayed, check
the following code chart. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on
the state of your camcorder.
LCD screen or Viewfinder
C:21:00
Self-diagnosis display
•C:ss:ss
You can service your camcorder
yourself.
•E:ss:ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony facility.
5-digit display
C:04:ss
C:21:ss
C:22:ss
C:31:ss
C:32:ss
E:20:ss
E:61:ss
E:62:ss
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• You are using a battery pack that is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
c Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 17, 205).
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least one hour to acclimatize (p. 209).
• The video heads are dirty.
c Clean the heads using the cleaning cassette (optional)
(p. 210).
• A malfunction other than the above that you can service
has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate
your camcorder.
c Disconnect the power cord of the AC adaptor or remove
the battery pack. After reconnecting the power source,
operate your camcorder.
• A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred.
c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code.
(e.g. E:61:10)
If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times,
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
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Warning indicators and messages
If indicators and messages appear on the screen, check the following:
See the page in parentheses “( )” for more information.
Warning indicators
100–0001
C:21:00
100-0001 Warning indicator as to file
Slow flashing:
•The file is corrupted.
•The file is unreadable.
•You are trying to carry out MEMORY MIX
function on moving picture (p. 133).
Q Warning indicator as to tape
Slow flashing:
•The tape is near the end.
•No tape is inserted.*
•The write-protect tab of the cassette is
effective (red) (p. 21).*
C:21:00 Self-diagnosis display (p. 200)
Fast flashing:
•The tape has run out.*
% Moisture condensation has occurred*
Fast flashing:
•Eject the cassette, turn off your camcorder,
and leave it for about one hour with the
cassette compartment open (p. 209).
Warning indicator as to cassette memory*
Slow flashing:
•No cassette with cassette memory is inserted
(p. 203).
Warning indicator as to “Memory Stick”*
Slow flashing:
•No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
•The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to LOCK (p. 113).
Fast flashing:
•The “Memory Stick” is not readable with
your camcorder (p. 113).
•The image cannot be recorded on “Memory
Stick.”
Warning indicator as to “Memory Stick”
formatting*
Fast flashing:
•“Memory Stick” is not formatted correctly
(p. 189).
•The “Memory Stick” data is corrupted
(p. 113).
Z You need to eject the cassette*
Slow flashing:
•The write-protect tab of the cassette is
effective (red) (p. 21).
Fast flashing:
•Moisture condensation has occurred (p. 209).
•The tape has run out.
•The self-diagnosis display function is
activated (p. 200).
- The image is protected*
Slow flashing:
•The image is protected (p. 156).
•The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to LOCK (p. 113).
Troubleshooting
E The battery is dead or nearly dead
Slow flashing:
•The battery is nearly dead.
Depending on operational, environmental or
battery conditions the E indicator may flash,
even if there are approximately five to 10
minutes remaining.
Fast flashing:
•The battery is dead.
Warning indicator as to the flash
(optional)
Slow flashing:
•During charging*.
Fast flashing:
•There is something wrong with the external
flash (optional).
Warning indicator as to still image
recording
Slow flashing:
•The still image cannot be recorded on a tape
or a “Memory Stick.”
* You hear the melody or beep sound.
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Warning indicators and messages
Warning messages
• CLOCK SET
Set the date and time (p. 19).
• FOR “InfoLITHIUM”
BATTERY ONLY
Use an “InfoLIHIUM” battery pack (p. 17).
•
The video heads are dirty (p. 210).
The x indicator and “ CLEANING CASSETTE“ message
appear one after another on the screen.
CLEANING CASSETTE
• COPY INHIBIT
•
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FULL
You tried to record a picture that has a copyright control signal
(p. 203).*
The cassette memory is full (p. 107).*
•
16BIT
AUDIO MODE is set to 16BIT.* You cannot dub new sound
(p. 190).
•
REC MODE
REC MODE is set to LP.* You cannot dub new sound (p. 190).
•
TAPE
There is no recorded portion on the tape.* You cannot dub new
sound.
•
“i.LINK” CABLE
i.LINK cable is connected.* You cannot dub new sound (p. 105).
•
FULL
The “Memory Stick” is full (p. 125).*
•
-
The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
(p. 113). *
•
NO FILE
No image is recorded on the “Memory Stick”.*
•
NO MEMORY STICK
No “Memory Stick” is inserted.*
•
NO STILL IMAGE FILE
You select MULTI in 9PIC PRINT in the menu settings using a
“Memory Stick” containing no still image.*
•
AUDIO ERROR
You are trying to record an image with sound that cannot be
recorded by your camcorder on “Memory Stick” (p. 140). *
•
MEMORY STICK ERROR
The “Memory Stick” data is corrupted.*
•
FORMAT ERROR
The “Memory Stick” is not recognized (p. 115, 189).*
Check the format.
•
- DIRECTORY ERROR
There is more than two same directories (p. 148).*
•
PLAY ERROR
The image is distorted and cannot be played back.*
•
REC ERROR
Check the input signal, then record again.*
• Q Z TAPE END
The tape has reached the end of the tape.*
• Q NO TAPE
Insert a cassette.*
•
You selected MARKED in 9PIC PRINT in the menu settings
using a “Memory Stick” contains no image with a print mark
(p. 162).*
NO PRINT MARK
• DELETING
You press the PHOTO button on your camcorder while deleting
data in a “Memory Stick.”*
• FORMATTING
You press the PHOTO button on your camcorder while
formatting a “Memory Stick.”*
•
Charging an external flash (optional) does not work correctly.*
NOW CHARGING
* You hear the melody or beep sound.
— Additional Information —
Usable cassettes
Selecting cassette types
You can use the mini DV
cassette only.* You cannot use any other 8 mm ,
, Digital8 , VHS
, VHSC
, S-VHS
, S-VHSC
, Betamax
Hi8
ED Betamax
, DV
or MICRO MV
cassette.
,
* There are two types of mini DV cassettes: with cassette memory and without cassette
memory.
(Cassette Memory) mark.
Tapes with cassette memory have
We recommend that you use cassettes with cassette memory.
IC memory is mounted on this type of cassette. Your 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 at the beginning or between recorded portions,
titles may not be displayed properly or the search functions may not work properly.
Perform the following to prevent a blank portion from being made on the tape.
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 during recording.
– You have played back the tape.
– You have used EDITSEARCH.
mark on the cassette
is 4K bits. Your camcorder can
The memory capacity of tapes marked with
accommodate up to 16K bits. 16K bits tape is marked with
.
This is the Mini DV mark.
Additional Information
If there is a blank portion or discontinuous signal on your tape, re-record from the
beginning to the end of the tape as described above.
The same result may occur when you record using a digital video camera recorder
without a cassette memory on a tape recorded by one with the cassette memory.
This is the Cassette Memory mark.
These are trademarks.
Copyright signal
When you play back
If the tape you play back on your camcorder contains copyright signals, you cannot
copy it with another video camera connected to your camcorder.
When you record
You cannot record software on your camcorder that contains copyright control
signals for copyright protection of software.
COPY INHIBIT appears on the screen, or on the TV screen if you try to record such
software. Your camcorder does not record copyright control signals on the tape when it
records.
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Usable cassettes
Audio mode
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 settings during playback.
Both sounds can be played back.
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 16-bit mode,
16BIT indicator appears on the screen.
When you play back a dual sound track tape
When you play back a dual sound track tape recorded in a stereo system, set HiFi
SOUND to the desired mode in the menu settings (p. 187).
Sound from speaker
HiFi Sound Mode
Playing back a stereo tape
STEREO
1
2
Stereo
Lch
Rch
Playing back a dual
sound track tape
Main sound and sub sound
Main sound
Sub sound
You cannot record dual sound programs on your camcorder.
Notes on the cassette
When affixing a label on the cassette
Be sure to affix a label only on the locations as illustrated below [a] so as not to cause
malfunction of your camcorder.
After using the cassette
Rewind the tape to the beginning, put the cassette in its case, and store it in an upright
position.
When the cassette memory function does not work
Reinsert a cassette. The gold-plated connector of mini DV cassettes may be dirty or
dusty.
Cleaning gold-plated connector
If the gold-plated connector on the cassette is dirty or dusty, the remaining tape
indicator is sometimes not displayed correctly, and you may not be able to operate
functions using cassette memory. Clean up the gold-plated connector with a cottonwool swab, about every 10 times ejection of a cassette. [b]
Do not affix a label around this
border.
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[a]
[b]
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for
communicating information related to operating conditions between your camcorder
and an optional AC adaptor/charger.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the
operating conditions of your camcorder, and displays the remaining battery time in
minutes. With an AC adaptor/charger (optional), the remaining battery time and
charging time are displayed.
Charging the battery pack
•Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your camcorder.
•We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between
10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) until the CHARGE lamp goes off. If you charge the
battery outside of this temperature range, you may not be able to efficiently charge the
battery pack.
•After charging is completed, either disconnect the cable from the DC IN jack on your
camcorder or remove the battery pack.
Effective use of the battery pack
Remaining battery time indicator
•If the power goes off although the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the
battery pack has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again so that
the indication on the remaining battery time indicator is correct. Note, however, that
the correct battery indication sometimes will not be restored if it is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully charged state, or the battery pack is
frequently used. Regard the remaining battery time indication as the approximate
shooting time.
•The E mark indicating little remaining battery time sometimes flashes depending on
the operating conditions or ambient temperature and environment even if the
remaining battery time is about five to 10 minutes.
Additional Information
•Battery pack performance decreases in low-temperature surroundings. So, the time
that the battery pack can be used becomes shorter. We recommend the following to
use the battery pack longer:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and insert it in your camcorder
immediately before you start taking shots.
– Use the large capacity battery pack
(NP-FM70/QM71/FM90/FM91/QM91, optional).
•Frequently using the LCD panel or frequently operating playback, fast forward or
rewind wears out the battery pack faster. We recommend using the large capacity
battery pack (NP-FM70/QM71/FM90/FM91/QM91, optional).
•Be certain to turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) when not taking shots or
playing back on your camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed when your
camcorder is in tape recording standby or playback pause.
•Have spare battery packs handy for two or three times the expected recording time,
and make trial recordings before taking the actual recording.
•Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.
How to store the battery pack
•If the battery pack is not used for a long time, do the following procedure once per
year to maintain proper function.
1. Fully charge the battery.
2. Discharge on your electronic equipment.
3. Remove the battery from the equipment and store it in a dry, cool place.
•To use the battery pack up on your camcorder, leave your camcorder in tape
recording standby until the power goes off without a cassette inserted.
Battery life
•The battery life is limited. Battery capacity drops little by little as you use it more and
more, and as time passes. When the available battery time is shortened considerably, a
probable cause is that the battery pack has reached the end of its life. Please buy a new
battery pack.
•The battery life varies depending on how it is stored and operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
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About i.LINK
The DV Interface on this unit is an i.LINK-compliant DV input/output Interface. This
section describes the i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling digital video, digital audio and other
data in two directions between equipment having the i.LINK, and for controlling other
equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data transactions with various digital AV equipment.
When two or more i.LINK-compatible equipment are connected to this unit in a daisy
chain, operations and data transactions are possible with not only the equipment that
this unit is connected to but also with other devices via the directly connected
equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation sometimes varies according to the
characteristics and specifications of the equipment to be connected, and that operations
and data transactions are sometimes not possible on some connected equipment.
Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected to this unit by the i.LINK
cable. When connecting this unit to i.LINK-compatible equipment having two or more
DV Interfaces, refer to the instruction manual of the equipment to be connected.
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by SONY,
and is a trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
i.LINK Baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to the equipment. Three maximum baud
rates are defined:
S100 (approx. 100Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in the instruction manual of each
equipment. It is also indicated near the i.LINK on some equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it is not indicated such as this unit is
“S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a different maximum baud rate, the
baud rate sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
*What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of data that can be sent or received
in one second. For example, a baud rate of 100Mbps means that 100 megabits of data
can be sent in one second.
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About i.LINK
i.LINK functions on this unit
For details on how to dub when this unit is connected to other video equipment having
DV Interface, see page 84 and 98.
This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV Interface) compatible equipment
made by SONY (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment.
Before connecting this unit to your computer, make sure that application software
supported by this unit is already installed on your computer.
For details on precautions when connecting this unit, also refer to the instruction
manuals for the equipment to be connected.
Required i.LINK Cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during DV dubbing).
i.LINK and are trademarks.
Additional Information
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Using your camcorder abroad
Using your camcorder abroad
You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the AC power adaptor
supplied with your camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if
necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
[a]
[b]
Your camcorder is a NTSC system based camcorder. If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, it must be a NTSC system based TV with AUDIO/VIDEO input jack.
The following shows TV color systems used overseas.
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A.,
Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
United Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Simple setting of clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference. Select WORLD
TIME in the menu settings. See page 192 for more information.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Moisture condensation
If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this
condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may
not operate correctly. If there is moisture inside your camcorder, the beep sounds and
the % indicator flashes. When the Z indicator flashes at the same time, the cassette is
inserted in your camcorder. If moisture condenses on the lens, the indicator will not
appear.
If moisture condensation has occurred
None of the functions except cassette ejection will work. Eject the cassette, turn off your
camcorder, and leave it for about one hour with the cassette lid open. Your camcorder
can be used again if the % or Z indicator does not appear when the power is turned on
again.
If moisture starts to condense, your camcorder sometimes cannot detect condensation.
If this happens, the cassette is sometimes not ejected for 10 seconds after the cassette lid
is opened. This is not a malfunction. Do not close the cassette lid until the cassette is
ejected.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, put your
camcorder in a plastic bag and tightly seal it. Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about one hour).
Additional Information
Note on moisture condensation
Moisture may condense when you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm
place (or vice versa) or when you use your camcorder in a hot place as follows:
– You bring your camcorder from a ski slope into a place warmed up by a heating
device.
– You bring your camcorder from an air-conditioned car or room into a hot place
outside.
– You use your camcorder after a squall or a shower.
– You use your camcorder in a high temperature and humidity place.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Maintenance information
Cleaning the video head
To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video head. The video head
may be dirty when:
– mosaic-pattern noise appears on the playback picture.
– playback pictures do not move.
– playback pictures do not appear.
– the x indicator and “
CLEANING CASSETTE” message appear one after another
or the x indicator flashes on the screen during recording.
If the above problem, [a], [b] or [c] occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with
the Sony DVM-12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). Check the picture and if the above
problem persists, repeat cleaning.
[a]
[b]
[c]
If the video heads get dirtier, the entire screen becomes blue [c].
Note on the video head
The video head suffers from wear after long use. If you cannot obtain a clear image
even after using a cleaning cassette, it might be because the video head is worn. Please
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have the video head
replaced.
Cleaning the LCD screen
If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen dirty, we recommend using a LCD cleaning
cloth (supplied) to clean the LCD screen. When you use the LCD Cleaning Kit
(optional), do not apply the cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen. Clean the LCD
screen with cleaning paper moistened with the liquid.
Removing dust from inside the viewfinder
(1) Pull out the viewfinder in the direction of the arrow 1.
Remove the two screws in the direction of the arrow 2 with a screwdriver
(optional).
Remove the eyecup in the direction of the arrow 3.
2
1
3
2
(2) Remove dust from inside the eyecup and viewfinder with a commercially
available blower.
(3) In the reverse way of (1), attach the eyecup.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Caution
Do not remove any other screws. You may remove only the screw to remove the eyecup.
Notes
•Do not drop or bend the eyecup shaft.
•Be careful when handling the eyecup.
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery so that the date, time and other
settings are retained even when the POWER switch is turned off. The built-in
rechargeable battery is always charged as long as you are using your camcorder. The
battery, however, will get discharged gradually if you do not use your camcorder. It
will be completely discharged in about three months if you do not use your
camcorder at all. Even if the built-in rechargeable 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.
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
•Connect your camcorder to the house current using the AC adaptor supplied with
your camcorder, and leave your camcorder with the POWER switch turned off for
more than 24 hours.
•Or install the fully charged battery pack in your camcorder, and leave your camcorder
with the POWER switch set to OFF (CHARGE) for more than 24 hours.
The buttons on the touch panel may not work correctly. If this happens, follow the
procedure below.
(1) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
(2) Eject the tape from your camcorder, then disconnect any connecting cable from
your camcorder.
(3) Set the POWER switch to VCR while pressing DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on
your camcorder, then keep pressing DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL for about five
seconds.
(4) Follow the procedure below using an object such as the corner of a “Memory
Stick.”
1 Touch at the upper left corner.
2 Touch at the lower right corner.
3 Touch in the middle of the screen.
CALIBRATE
CALIBRATE
Additional Information
Adjusting the LCD screen (CALIBRATION)
CALIBRATE
END
Note
If you do not press the right spot, always returns to the position at the upper left
corner. In this case, start from step 4 again.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Precautions
Camcorder operation
•Operate your camcorder on 7.2 V (battery pack) or 8.4 V (AC adaptor).
•For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in this operating
instructions.
•If any solid object or liquid get inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further.
•Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens.
•Keep the POWER switch set to OFF (CHARGE) when you are not using your
camcorder.
•Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so
might cause heat to build up inside.
•Keep your camcorder away from strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration.
•Do not press the LCD screen with a sharp-pointed object.
•If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD
screen. This is not a malfunction.
•While using your camcorder, the back of the LCD screen may heat up. This is not a
malfunction.
On handling tapes
•Do not insert anything into the small holes on the rear of the cassette. These holes are
used to sense the type and thickness of the tape and if the recording tab is in or out.
•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
•Remove the tape, and periodically turn on the power, operate the CAMERA and
VCR sections and play back a tape for about three minutes when your camcorder is
not to be used for a long time.
•Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust. If there are fingerprints on the lens,
remove them with a soft cloth.
•Clean the camcorder body with a dry soft cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent which may damage the
finish.
•Do not let sand get into your camcorder. When you use your camcorder on a sandy
beach or in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause
your camcorder to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
AC power adaptor
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•Unplug the unit from a wall outlet when you are not using the unit for a long time.
To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the power cord
itself.
•Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord or if the unit has been dropped or
damaged.
•Do not bend the power cord forcibly, or place a heavy object on it. This will damage
the cord and may cause fire or electrical shock.
•Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the
connecting section. If this happens, a short may occur and the unit may be damaged.
•Always keep metal contacts clean.
•Do not disassemble the unit.
•Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit.
•While the unit is in use, particularly during charging, keep it away from AM
receivers and video equipment. AM receivers and video equipment disturb AM
reception and video operation.
•The unit becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction.
•Do not place the unit in locations that are:
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Vibrating
Maintenance information and precautions
About care and storage of the lens
•Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instance:
– When there are fingerprints on the lens surface
– In hot or humid locations
– When the lens is used in environments such as the seaside
•Store the lens in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust.
To prevent mold from occurring, periodically perform the above.
We recommend turning on and operating the video camera recorder about once per
month to keep the video camera recorder in an optimum state for a long time.
Battery pack
•Use only the specified charger or video equipment with the charging function.
•To prevent an accident from a short circuit, do not allow metal objects to come into
contact with the battery terminals.
•Keep the battery pack away from fire.
•Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 60 °C (140 °F), such as in a car
parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
•Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place.
•Do not expose the battery pack to any mechanical shock.
•Do not disassemble nor modify the battery pack.
•Attach the battery pack to the video equipment securely.
•Charging while some capacity remains does not affect the original battery capacity.
Note on dry batteries
Additional Information
To avoid possible damage from battery leakage or corrosion, observe the following:
– Be sure to insert the batteries with the + – polarities matched to the + – marks.
– Dry batteries are not rechargeable.
– Do not use a combination of new and old batteries.
– Do not use different types of batteries.
– Current flows from batteries when you are not using them for a long time.
– Do not use leaking batteries.
If batteries are leaking
•Wipe off the liquid in the battery compartment 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 problem occurs, unplug your camcorder and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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Specifications
Video camera
recorder
System
Video recording system
2 rotary heads
Helical scanning system
Audio recording system
2 rotary heads, PCM system
Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz,
stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits
(Fs 48 kHz, stereo)
Video signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Usable cassette
Mini DV cassette with the
mark printed
Tape speed
SP: Approx. 18.81 mm/s
LP: Approx. 12.56 mm/s
Recording/playback time
(using cassette DVM60)
SP: 1 hour
LP: 1.5 hours
Fastforward/rewind time
(using cassette DVM60)
When using the battery pack:
Approx. 2 min. and 30 seconds
When using the AC power
adaptor:
Approx. 1 min. and 45 seconds
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color)
Image device
3.8 mm (1/4.7 type) CCD
(Charge Coupled Device)
Gross: Approx. 1 070 000 pixels
Effective (still):
Approx. 1 000 000 pixels
Effective (moving):
Approx. 690 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss
Combined power zoom lens
Filter diameter 30 mm. (1 3/16 in.)
10× (Optical), 120× (Digital)
F = 1.8 - 2.0
Focal length
3.7 - 37 mm (5/32 - 1 1/2 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still
camera
In CAMERA:
50 - 500 mm (2 - 19 3/4 in.)
In MEMORY:
42 - 420 mm (1 11/16 - 16 5/8 in.)
Color temperature
Auto, HOLD (Hold), nIndoor
(3 200K),
Outdoor (5 800K)
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Minimum illumination
7 lx (lux) (F 1.8)
0 lx (lux) (in the NightShot mode)*
* Objects unable to be seen due to
the dark can be shot with
infrared lighting.
Input/Output connectors
S video input/output
4-pin mini DIN
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p,
75 Ω (ohms), unbalanced, sync
negative
Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p,
75 Ω (ohms), unbalanced
A/V (Audio/Video) input/output
AV MINI JACK, input/output
auto switch
Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms),
unbalanced, sync negative
Audio signal: 327 mV, (at output
impedance more than 47 kΩ
(kilohms) )
Input impedance with more than
47 kΩ (kilohms)
Output impedance with less than
2.2 kΩ (kilohms)
DV input/output
4-pin connector
Headphone jack
Stereo minijack (ø 3.5 mm)
LANC jack
Stereo mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm)
USB jack
mini-B
MIC jack
Minijack, 0.388 mV low impedance
with 2.5 to 3.0 V DC, output
impedance 6.8 kΩ (kilohms)
(ø 3.5 mm)
Stereo type
LCD screen
Picture
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
50.3 × 37.4 mm (2 × 1 1/2 in.)
Total dot number
211 200 (960 × 220)
General
Power requirements
7.2 V (battery pack)
8.4 V (AC power adaptor)
Average power consumption
(when using the battery pack)
During camera recording using
LCD: 4.0 W
Viewfinder: 3.3 W
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
55 × 105 × 99 mm
(2 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 4 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
480 g (1 lb 0 oz)
excluding the battery pack and
cassette
580 g (1 lb 4 oz)
including the battery pack,
NP-FM50, cassette DVM60 and
lens cap
Supplied accessories
See page 3.
AC power adaptor
Power requirements
100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
23 W
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A during
operation
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
125 × 39 × 62 mm
(5 × 1 9/16 ×2 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
excluding projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
280 g (9.8 oz)
excluding the power cord
Specifications
Battery pack
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
8.5 Wh (1 180 mAh)
Dimensions (approx.)
38.2 × 20.5 × 55.6 mm
(1 9/16 × 13/16 × 2 1/4 in.)
(w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
76 g (2.7 oz)
Type
Lithium ion
“Memory Stick”
Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
Additional Information
Memory
Flash memory
8MB: MSA-8A
Operating voltage
2.7-3.6V
Power consumption
Approx. 45mA during operation
Approx. 130µA in tape recording
standby
Dimensions (approx.)
50 × 2.8 × 21.5 mm
(2 × 1/8 × 7/8 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
4 g (0.14 oz)
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— Quick Reference —
Identifying the parts and controls
Camcorder
1
6
2
7
8
3
9
4
q;
qa
5
216
1 Lens cap (p. 24)
6 Eyecup
2 LCD screen/Touch panel (p. 22, 26, 116)
7 Viewfinder (p. 28)
3 OPEN button (p. 24)
8 LOCK switch (p. 25)
4 CHARGE lamp (p. 15)
9 POWER switch (p. 24)
5 Battery pack/Battery terminal cover
(p. 14)
0 START/STOP button (p. 24)
qa BATT (battery) release lever (p. 14)
Identifying the parts and controls
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
qs MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack (red)
(p. 102)
Connect an external microphone
(optional). This jack also accepts a
“plug-in-power” microphone.
qf
qh S VIDEO ID-2 jack (p. 43, 83, 129, 183)
qj Jack cover
qk Holding Grip (p. 24)
(LANC) jack (blue)
LANC stands for Local Application
Control Bus System. The control jack
is used for controlling the tape transport
of video equipment and other
peripherals connected to the video
equipment. This jack has the same
function as the jack indicated as
CONTROL L or REMOTE.
Quick Reference
qd A/V (AUDIO/VIDEO) ID-2 jack (yellow)
(p. 43, 83, 129, 183)
qg FOCUS button (p. 65)
About the Holding Grip
Grasp the Holding Grip firmly as illustrated.
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Identifying the parts and controls
wf
ql
w;
wa
wg
ws
wh
wd
wj
ql Focus ring (p. 65)
wf Microphone
w; Lens
wg
wa Infrared rays emitter (p. 32, 89)
ws Remote sensor
wd Camera recording lamp (p. 24)
wh
DV Interface (p. 84, 98, 130, 142, 183)
The DV Interface is i.LINK compatible.
(USB) jack (p. 163)
wj DC IN jack (p. 15, 18)
Note on the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which can reproduce a fine image.
The lens for your camcorder was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony
Corporation. It adopts the MTF* measurement system for video camera and offers a quality as
the Carl Zeiss lens.
* MTF is an abbreviation of Modulation Transfer Function.
The value number indicates the amount of light of a subject penetrating into the lens.
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Identifying the parts and controls
wk
wl
ef
e;
eg
ea
eh
es
ed
ej
ek
wk NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 32)
wl SUPER NS/COLOR SLOW S button
(p. 33, 34)
e; Intelligent accessory shoe
ea BACK LIGHT button (p. 32)
ef PHOTO button (p. 44, 47, 122)
eg Power zoom lever (p. 29, 74, 154)
eh DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button (p. 39)
ej RESET button (p. 199)
ek Access lamp (p. 115)
Quick Reference
es Speaker
ed i (headphones) jack (green)
When you use headphones, the speaker
on your camcorder is muted.
Notes on the intelligent accessory shoe
•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 the
power supplied by the shoe on and off. Refer to the operating instructions of the
accessory for further information.
•The intelligent accessory shoe has a safety device for fixing the installed accessory
securely. To connect an accessory, press down and push it to the end, and then tighten
the screw.
•To remove an accessory, loosen the screw, and then press down and pull out the
accessory.
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Identifying the parts and controls
el
rs
r;
rd
rf
ra
rg
el Grip Strap
rd MEMORY EJECT lever (p. 115)
r; “Memory Stick” slot
rf OPEN/ZEJECT
ra Viewfinder lens adjustment lever
(p. 28)
rg Tripod receptacle
Make sure that the length of the tripod
screw is less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch).
Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod
securely and the screw may damage
your camcorder.
rs Cassette lid (p. 21)
Fastening the grip strap
Fasten the grip strap firmly.
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lever (p. 21)
Identifying the parts and controls
Remote Commander
Buttons that share the same name on the camcorder and Remote Commander share the
same function.
6
1
2
3
7
8
9
q;
4
5
1 PHOTO button (p. 45, 48, 123)
2 DISPLAY button (p. 39)
3 SEARCH MODE button (p. 77, 78, 80)
6 Transmitter
Point toward the remote sensor to
control your camcorder after turning on
your camcorder.
7 ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 76)
5 Video control buttons (p. 41)
8 START/STOP button (p. 24)
9 DATA CODE button (p. 39)
q; Power zoom button (p. 29)
Quick Reference
4 ./> buttons (p. 77, 78, 80)
To prepare the Remote Commander
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by matching the + and – polarities on the batteries to
the + – marks inside the battery compartment.
Notes on the Remote Commander
•Point the remote sensor away from strong light sources such as direct sunlight or
overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote Commander may not function properly.
•Your camcorder works in the commander mode VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3
are used to distinguish your camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote
control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the Commander mode VTR 2,
we recommend changing the commander mode or covering the sensor of the VCR
with black paper.
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Identifying the parts and controls
Operation indicators
LCD screen and viewfinder
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
1 2 0 min
–
ST I LL
1 6 : 9W I DE
NEG . ART
AUTO
6 0 AWB
F 1. 8
9 dB
8
STBY
+
0:1 2:3 4
1 2 min
Z ERO S E T
M E MO R Y
END
SEARCH
A/V DV
16B I T
100–0001
2 Remaining battery time (p. 31)
3 Zoom (p. 29)/Exposure (p. 63)/
Data file name (p. 149)
4 Digital effect (p. 57, 73)/MEMORY MIX
(p. 131)/FADER (p. 53)
5 16:9WIDE (p. 51)
6 Picture effect (p. 56, 72)
7 Data code (p. 39)
8 Date (p. 31)
9 PROGRAM AE (p. 60)
0 BACK LIGHT (p. 32)
qa SteadyShot off (p. 186)
qs Manual focus/Infinity (p. 65)
qd Recording mode (p. 31)
qf Self-timer (p. 35, 46, 47, 126, 138)
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wd
wf
9
0
qa
qs
1 Cassette memory (p. 12, 203)
qk
ql
w;
wa
ws
wg
wh
qg STBY/REC (p. 31)/Video control mode
(p. 41)/Image size (p. 120)/Image
quality mode (p. 118)
qh NIGHTSHOT (p. 33)/SUPER NIGHTSHOT
(p. 33)/COLOR SLOW SHUTTER (p. 34)
qj Warning (p. 201)
qk Tape counter (p. 31, 40)/Time code
(p. 31)/Self-diagnosis (p. 200)/Photo
mode (p. 47, 122)/Image number (p. 149)
ql Remaining tape (p. 31)/Memory
playback (p. 149)
w; ZERO SET MEMORY (p. 76)
wa END SEARCH (p. 36)
ws A/V t DV (p. 183)/DV IN
wd Audio mode (p. 190)
wf Data file name (p. 133) /Time (p. 31)
wg Flash
This indicator appears when you use the
video flash light (optional).
wh Continuous photo recording (p. 124)
Index
A, B
I, J, K, L
R
AC power adaptor ............ 15, 18
Adjusting the viewfinder ...... 28
Audio dubbing ...................... 102
AUDIO MIX .......................... 187
AUDIO MODE ...................... 190
AUTO SHTR .......................... 185
A/V connecting cable ...... 43, 83,
89, 97, 103, 129, 141, 183
BACK LIGHT .......................... 32
Battery pack ............................. 14
BEEP ....................................... 192
BOUNCE .................................. 53
i.LINK ..................................... 206
i.LINK cable
.................. 84, 98, 130, 142, 183
Image protection ................... 156
Image quality mode ............. 118
Image size .............................. 120
Index screen ........................... 150
“InfoLITHIUM” battery
........................................ 17, 205
Infrared rays emitter ............ 218
Intelligent accessory shoe
...................................... 102, 219
Interval recording ................... 67
JPEG ........................................ 113
Labeling a cassette ................ 111
LANC jack ............................. 217
LUMINANCEKEY ................. 57
Recording time ........................ 16
Rec Review .............................. 37
Remaining battery time
indicator ................................ 31
Remaining tape indicator ...... 31
Remote commander ............. 221
Remote sensor ....................... 218
RESET ............................. 199, 219
C, D
E
EDITSEARCH ......................... 37
END SEARCH ......................... 36
EXP BRKTG ........................... 124
Exposure .................................. 63
M, N
Main sound ............................ 204
Manual focus ........................... 65
Memory Chromakey ............ 131
Memory Luminancekey ...... 131
MEMORY MIX ...................... 131
Memory Overlap .................. 131
Memory PB ZOOM .............. 154
“Memory Stick” .................... 113
Menu settings ........................ 184
Mirror mode ............................ 30
Moisture condensation ........ 209
MONOTONE .......................... 53
MOSC. FADER ........................ 53
MPEG ..................................... 113
Multi screen mode ................ 124
NIGHTSHOT .......................... 33
NORM. FADER ...................... 53
NTSC system ......................... 208
O, P, Q
F, G, H
Fade in/out .............................. 54
FLASH MOTION .................... 57
Flexible Spot Meter ................. 64
FOCUS ...................................... 65
Format ............................ 114, 189
FRAME REC ............................ 69
Full charge ............................... 15
Grip strap ............................... 220
Headphone jack .................... 219
Heads ...................................... 210
HiFi SOUND ......................... 187
Holding Grip ......................... 217
OLD MOVIE ............................ 57
OVERLAP ................................ 53
Photo save .............................. 146
Photo scan ................................ 81
Photo search ............................ 80
PICTURE EFFECT ............ 56, 72
Picture search .......................... 41
Playback time .......................... 16
Print mark .............................. 160
PROGRAM AE ....................... 60
PTP .......................................... 191
Self-diagnosis display .......... 200
Self-timer recording
.................... 35, 46, 47, 126, 138
Signal convert function ........ 183
Skip scan .................................. 41
Slide show .............................. 155
SLOW SHUTTER .................... 57
SPOT FOCUS .......................... 66
STEADYSHOT ...................... 186
Stereo tape ............................. 204
STILL ........................................ 57
Sub sound .............................. 204
SUPER NIGHTSHOT ............. 33
S VIDEO jack
............ 43, 83, 97, 129, 141, 183
T, U, V
Tape counter ............................ 31
Tape PB ZOOM ....................... 74
Tape Photo recording ............. 47
Telephoto ................................. 29
Time code ................................. 31
Title ......................................... 106
Title search ............................... 77
Touch panel ............................. 22
TRAIL ....................................... 57
Transition ................................. 25
TV color systems ................... 208
USB jack ................................. 163
USB streaming ....................... 166
Quick Reference
CALIBRATION ..................... 211
Camera Chromakey ............. 131
Cassette memory ............ 12, 203
Charging battery ..................... 15
Charging manganese-lithium
battery ................................. 211
CLEANING CASSETTE ...... 210
Clock set ................................... 19
Color Slow Shutter ................. 34
Data code ................................. 39
Date search .............................. 78
DEMO MODE ....................... 191
DIGITAL EFFECT ............ 57, 73
Digital program editing
........................................ 85, 143
DISPLAY .................................. 39
DOT .......................................... 53
Dual sound track tape .......... 204
S
W, X, Y, Z
Warning indicators ............... 201
Warning messages ................ 202
White balance .......................... 49
Wide-angle .............................. 29
Wide mode .............................. 51
WIPE ......................................... 53
WORLD TIME ....................... 192
Write-protect switch ............. 113
Write-protect tab ..................... 21
Zero set memory ..................... 76
Zoom ........................................ 29
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