Craftsman 28035 Lawn Mower User Manual

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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-PC9
Model No. AC-
Serial No.
Serial No.
TM
SERIES
DCR-PC9
©2001 Sony Corporation
Welcome!
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Digital Handycam camcorder. With your Digital
Handycam, you can capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Digital
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
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.
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.
For customers in the U.S.A.
and CANADA
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries
to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory
Service Center.
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash may
be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only).
For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest you call
416-499-SONY (Canada only).
Note:
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
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Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DCR-PC9
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
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.
“Memory Stick”
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.
For customers in CANADA
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
“Memory Stick”
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
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Main Features
Taking moving or still images, and playing them back
• Recording a picture on a tape (p. 22)
• Recording a still image on a tape (p. 41)
• Playing back a tape (p. 34)
• Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s (p. 122)
• Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s (p. 129)
• Viewing a still image recorded on “Memory Stick”s (p. 142)
• Viewing a moving picture on “Memory Stick”s (p. 145)
Capturing images on your computer
• Using with an analog video unit and your computer (p. 88)
• Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s using the USB cable (p. 147)
Other uses
Functions to adjust exposure in the recording mode
• Back light (p. 29)
• NightShot/Super NightShot (p. 29)
• PROGRAM AE (p. 52)
• White balance (p. 55)
• Adjusting the exposure manually (p. 57)
• Flexible Spot Meter (p. 58)
Functions to give images more impact
• Digital zoom [MENU] (p. 105) 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. 45)
• Picture effect (p. 48)
• Digital effect (p. 49)
• Digital program editing (p. 77)
• Title (p. 98, 101)
• MEMORY MIX (p. 135)
Functions to give a natural appearance to your recordings
• Manual focus (p. 59)
• Sports lesson mode (p. 52)
• Landscape mode (p. 52)
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Functions to use after recording
• END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review (p. 32)
•DATA CODE (p. 36)
• Photo search (p. 72)
• Photo scan (p. 74)
• Tape PB ZOOM (p. 67)/Memory PB ZOOM (p. 153)
• Zero set memory (p. 68)
•Title search (p. 69)
Checking supplied accessories
Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
Getting started
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1 Wireless Remote Commander (1)
(p. 188)
6 “Memory Stick” (1) (p. 112)
7 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 40)
2 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power
adaptor (1), the power cord (1) (p. 13)
8 Lens cap (1) (p. 22)
3 NP-FM30 battery pack (1) (p. 12, 13)
9 CD-ROM (SPVD-004 USB Driver) (1)
(p. 148)
4 Size AA (R6) battery for Remote
Commander (2) (p. 188)
q; Battery terminal cover (1) (p. 12)
5 USB cable (1) (p. 148)
qa Cleaning cloth (1) (p. 176)
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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Table of contents
Main Features ................................................ 4
Checking supplied accessories ................... 5
Quick Start Guide ................................ 8
Getting started
Using this manual ...................................... 10
Step 1 Preparing the power supply ........ 12
Installing the battery pack .................. 12
Charging the battery pack .................. 13
Connecting to a wall outlet ................ 16
Step 2 Setting the date and time .............. 17
Step 3 Inserting a cassette ......................... 19
Step 4 Using the touch panel ................... 20
Recording – Basics
Recording a picture .................................... 22
Shooting backlit subjects
– BACK LIGHT ............................ 29
Shooting in the dark – Nightshot/
Super Nightshot ........................... 29
Self-timer recording ........................... 31
Checking the recording
– END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH /
Rec Review ........................................... 32
Playback – Basics
Playing back a tape ..................................... 34
Viewing the recording on TV ................... 40
Advanced Recording
Operations
Recording a still image on a tape
– Tape Photo recording ...................... 41
Using the wide mode ................................. 44
Using the fader function ............................ 45
Using special effects – Picture effect ........ 48
Using special effects – Digital effect ........ 49
Using the PROGRAM AE function .......... 52
Adjusting the white balance manually ... 55
Adjusting the exposure manually ............ 57
Using the spot light-metering mode
– Flexible Spot Meter ........................... 58
Focusing manually ..................................... 59
Interval recording ....................................... 60
Frame by frame recording
– Cut recording .................................... 62
Using the viewfinder ................................. 63
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Advanced Playback
Operations
Playing back a tape with picture effects .. 65
Playing back a tape with digital effects ... 66
Enlarging images recorded on tapes
– Tape PB ZOOM ................................ 67
Quickly locating a scene using the zero set
memory function ................................. 68
Searching the boundaries of recorded tape
by title – Title search ........................... 69
Searching a recording by date
– Date search ........................................ 70
Searching for a photo
– Photo search/Photo scan ................ 72
Editing
Dubbing a tape ............................................ 75
Dubbing only desired scenes
– Digital program editing ................... 77
Using with an analog video unit and your
computer – Signal convert function .. 88
Recording video or TV programs ............ 89
Inserting a scene from a VCR
– Insert editing ..................................... 92
Audio dubbing ............................................ 94
Superimposing a title ................................. 98
Making your own titles ........................... 101
Labeling a cassette .................................... 103
Customizing Your Camcorder
Changing the menu settings ................... 105
“Memory Stick” Operations
Using a “Memory Stick”
– introduction ..................................... 112
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”
– Memory Photo recording .............. 122
Recording an image from a tape as a still
image ................................................... 126
Recording moving pictures on “Memory
Stick”s – MPEG movie recording .... 129
Recording a picture from a tape as a
moving picture ................................... 131
Superimposing a still image in a “Memory
Stick” on a moving picture
– MEMORY MIX ................................ 135
Copying still images from a tape
– Photo save ........................................ 140
Table of contents
Getting started
Viewing a still image
– Memory photo playback ............... 142
Viewing a moving picture
– MPEG movie playback .................. 145
Viewing images using your computer .. 147
Enlarging still images recorded on
“Memory Stick”s
– Memory PB ZOOM ........................ 153
Playing back images in a continuous loop
– SLIDE SHOW .................................. 154
Preventing accidental erasure
– Image protection ............................. 155
Deleting images ........................................ 156
Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK .. 159
Troubleshooting
Types of trouble and their solutions ...... 160
Self-diagnosis display .............................. 166
Warning indicators and messages ......... 167
Additional Information
Usable cassettes ......................................... 169
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
.............................................................. 171
About i.LINK ............................................. 172
Using your camcorder abroad ................ 174
Maintenance information and precautions
.............................................................. 175
Specifications ............................................. 181
Quick Reference
Identifying the parts and controls .......... 183
Index ........................................................... 190
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Quick Start Guide
This chapter introduces you to the basic
features 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. 16)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 12).
Open the DC IN
jack cover.
AC power adaptor (supplied)
Quick Start Guide
Connect the plug with its v
mark facing the Holding Grip.
Inserting a cassette (p. 19)
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. 22)
1 Remove the lens cap.
3 Set the POWER switch to CAMERA
while pressing the small green
button.
2 Press OPEN to
open the LCD
panel.
POWER
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel
is closed, pull out the
viewfinder untill its
click to focus on the
subject
4 Press START/STOP. Your camcorder
starts recording. To stop recording,
press START/STOP again.
POWER
LOCK
VCR
Monitoring the playback picture on the LCD
screen (p. 34)
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 for a picture, set the clock setting before
recording (p. 17).
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 backside of it. Do not press the LCD
screen with sharp-pointed objects such
as pens.
NOTE
Do not pick up your
camcorder by holding the
viewfinder, the LCD panel,
the battery pack or the jack
cover.
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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. 32)
– Date search (p. 70)
– Photo search (p. 72)
The functions you can operate only with the cassette memory are:
– Title search (p. 69)
– Superimposing a title (p. 98)
– Labeling a cassette (p. 103)
For details, see page 169.
You see this mark in the introduction of the features that operate only with
cassette memory.
Tapes 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 an NTSC system-based TV.
Copyright precautions
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
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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 the camera 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
We recommend that you use the battery pack when you use your camcorder outdoors.
(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) Open the DC IN 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.
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
(4) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
The CHARGE lamp lights up when the charge begins. After the charge is
completed, the CHARGE lamp goes out. (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 171 for details of “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
2
1
CHARGE lamp
POWER
LOCK
VCR
4
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder.
Note
Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug of
the AC power adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC power
adaptor.
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-FM30 (supplied)
Full charge
145
NP-FM50
150
NP-FM70
240
NP-FM90
330
NP-FM91
360
The charging time may increase if the battery’s temperature is extremely high or low
because of the ambient temperature.
Approximate minutes at 25 °C (77 °F) to charge an empty battery pack
Recording time
Battery pack
NP-FM30 (supplied)
Recording with
the viewfinder
Continuous*
Typical**
115
60
Recording with
the LCD screen
Continuous*
Typical**
85
45
NP-FM50
185
100
140
75
NP-FM70
385
210
295
160
NP-FM90
580
315
450
245
NP-FM91
670
365
520
285
Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery
* Approximate continuous recording time at 25 °C (77 °F). The battery life will be
shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment.
** Approximate number of minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/
stop, zooming and turning the power on/off. The actual battery life may be shorter.
Playing time
Playing time
on LCD screen
90
Playing time
with LCD closed
125
NP-FM50
150
200
NP-FM70
310
415
NP-FM90
475
630
NP-FM91
550
725
Battery pack
NP-FM30 (supplied)
Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery
Approximate continuous playing time at 25 °C (77 °F). The battery life will be shorter if
you use your camcorder in a cold environment.
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Step 1 Preparing the power supply
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.
Getting started
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).
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 DC IN 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.
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (optional).
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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. 20).
Press MENU to display the menu.
with r/R, and press EXEC.
Select
Select CLOCK SET with r/R, and press EXEC.
Adjust 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 settings when you use your camcorder for the first time. “CLOCK
SET” will be displayed each time that 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. 177).
First, set the year, then the month, the day, the hour and then the minute.
EXEC
r
FN
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
DEMO MODE
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET – – : – – : – –
DEMO MODE
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
DEMO MODE
2001 JAN
1
12 00 AM
r
R
EXEC
8
6
r
RET.
R
r
RET.
EXEC
R
EXEC
RET.
R
EXEC
R
r
EXEC
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
DEMO MODE
r
2001 JUL
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
DEMO MODE
EXIT
JUL 4 2001
5 : 3 0 : 0 0 PM
4
EXIT
5 30 PM
2001 JAN
1
2001 JAN
1
r
1 2 00 AM
R
EXEC
RET.
r
R
EXEC
RET.
1 2 00 AM
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Step 2 Setting the date and time
The year changes as follows:
1995 y 2001 T · · · · t 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 operates on 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) Install the battery pack, or connect the AC power adaptor for the power supply
(p. 12 to 16).
(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.
(4) Close the cassette compartment by pressing the
mark on the cassette
compartment. The cassette compartment automatically goes down.
(5) After the cassette compartment goes down completely, close the lid until it
clicks.
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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 lid other
than the
mark.
When you use mini DV cassette with cassette memory
Read the instruction about cassette memory to use this function properly (p. 169).
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.
In CAMERA or VCR mode
(1) Install the battery pack, or connect the AC power adaptor for the power supply
(p. 12, 16).
(2) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
(3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA (in the standby/recording mode) or VCR
(in the playback mode) 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 PAGE3 to go to PAGE3. Operation buttons appear on the LCD screen.
(7) Press a desired operation item. Refer to relevant pages for each function.
5,6
In CAMERA mode
4
3
POWER
VCR
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
DIG
EFFT
END
SCH
MEMORY
FADER
SPOT
METER
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
MENU
EXPO–
SURE
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
TITLE
LCD
BRT
VOL
MEM
MIX
2
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
1
SELF
TIMER
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To execute settings
Press EXEC or
OK. The display returns to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
To cancel settings
Press
20
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 them with sharp-pointed objects such as pens.
• 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. 177).
• When the LCD screen gets dirty, use the supplied cleanig cloth.
When executing each item
The green bar appears above the item.
If the items are not available
The color of the items changes to grey.
Touch panel
You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder (p. 63).
Press FN to display the following buttons:
In CAMERA mode
PAGE1
MENU, SPOT METER, FADER, DIG EFFT, END SCH, EXPOSURE
PAGE2
TITLE, LCD BRT, VOL, MEM MIX
PAGE3
SELFTIMER
In VCR mode
PAGE1
MENU, LCD BRT, VOL, END SCH
PAGE2
TITLE, DIG EFFT, PB ZOOM
PAGE3
DATA CODE, V SPD PLAY, A DUB CTRL, REC CTRL
See p. 115 for MEMORY mode.
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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” and “Step 3” for
more information (p. 12, 19).
(3) Pull down the Holding Grip.
Hold your camcorder firmly as illustrated.
(4) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
(5) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button.
Your camcorder is set to the standby mode.
(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.
5
1
LOCK
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
Microphone
4
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
Notes
•Fasten the grip strap firmly.
•Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording.
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.
Recording – Basics
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. 105). 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.
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:
– When you change the battery pack, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE).
– When you use a tape with cassette memory, however, you can make the transition
smooth even after ejecting the cassette if you use the end search function (p. 32).
If you leave your camcorder in the standby mode for 5 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 the standby mode, set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHARGE), and to CAMERA again. 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.
Recording data
The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed
while 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. 36).
The battery use time 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 if the LCD panel is opened up to 90 degrees.
Shooting with the Mirror Mode
This feature allows the camer subject to view him-or herself on the LCD screen.
The subject uses this feature to check his or her own image on the LCD screen while
you look at the subject in the viewfinder.
In CAMERA or MEMORY mode.
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 the standby mode, and z
appears in the recording mode. Some of other indicators appear mirror-reversed and
others are not displayed.
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Recording a picture
Picture in the mirror mode
The picture on the LCD screen is a mirror-image. However, the picture will be normal
when recorded.
Recording – Basics
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
does not appear on the screen.
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen
(1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, press FN and select PAGE2.
In VCR mode, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 20).
(2) Press LCD BRT. The screen to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen appears.
(3) Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen using –/+.
– : to dim
+ : to brighten
OK to return to PAGE1/PAGE2.
(4) Press
1
2,3
FN
LCD
BRT
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. 105).
Even if you adjust the LCD screen backlight or brightness of the LCD screen
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.
You 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 in
CAMERA or MEMORY mode (p. 63).
Viewfinder backlight
You can change the brightness of the backlight.
Select VF B.L. in the menu settings when using the battery pack (p. 105).
Even if you adjust the viewfinder backlight
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” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
“W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away)
Recording – Basics
W
T
W
W
T
T
To use zoom greater than 10×
Zoom greater than 10× is performed digitally. To activate 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. 105).
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 (p. 105)
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 starts to function when zoom exceeds 10×.
•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
Indicators displayed in the recording mode
The indicators are not recorded on tape.
Remaining battery time indicator
Cassette memory indicator
This appears when using a tape with cassette memory.
Recording mode indicator
STBY/REC indicator
40min
REC
0:00:01
45min
Time code/Tape counter indicator
Remaining tape indicator
This appears after you insert a cassette and record or play back for a while.
JUL 4 2001
/–
EDIT
12 : 05 : 56 AM
+
FN
FN button
Press this button to display operation buttons on the LCD screen.
Time indicator
The time is displayed about 5 seconds after the power is turned on.
Date indicator
The date is displayed about 5 seconds after the power is turned on.
EDIT indicator
This appears when you set EDITSEARCH to ON in
settings.
in the menu
Remaining battery time indicator
The remaining battery time indicator roughly indicates the 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 the recording or playback time, “0:00:00” (hours : minutes :
seconds) in CAMERA mode and “0:00:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) in
VCR mode. You cannot rewrite only the time code.
Remaining tape indicator
The indicator may not be displayed accurately depending on the tape.
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Recording data
The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed
while 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. 36).
Recording a picture
Shooting backlit subjects – 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.
Recording – Basics
Press BACK LIGHT in CAMERA or MEMORY mode.
The . indicator appears on the screen.
To cancel, press BACK LIGHT again.
BACK LIGHT
During back light function
The backlight function will be canceled when you press MANUAL in the EXPOSURE
mode or SPOT METER.
Shooting in the dark – NightShot/Super NightShot
The NightShot function 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.
While your camcorder is in CAMERA or MEMORY mode, slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
and “NIGHTSHOT” indicators flash on the screen. To cancel the NightShot function,
slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
NIGHTSHOT
OFF
ON
SUPER
NIGHTSHOT
NightShot Light emitter
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Recording a picture
Using Super NightShot
The Super NightShot mode makes subjects more than 16 times brighter than those
recorded in the NightShot mode.
(1) Slide NIGHTSHOT to ON in CAMERA mode.
and “NIGHTSHOT”
indicators flash on the screen.
and “SUPER NIGHTSHOT“ indicators
(2) Press SUPER NIGHTSHOT. The
flash on the screen.
To cancel the Super NightShot mode, press SUPER NIGHTSHOT again.
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. 105).
Notes
•Do not use the NightShot function in bright places (ex. 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 with the autofocus mode when using the NightShot function,
focus manually.
•Do not cover the NightShot Light emitter when using the NightShot function.
While using the NightShot function, you cannot use the following functions:
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
– PROGRAM AE
– White balance
Shutter speed in the Super NighShot mode
The shutter speed will be automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of the
background. The motion of the moving picture will be slow down.
While using the Super NightShot function, you cannot use the following
functions:
– Fader
– Digital effect
– PROGRAM AE
– White balance
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
Super NightShot function does not work.
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).
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Recording a picture
Self-timer recording
Recording with the self-timer starts in 10 seconds automatically. You can also use the
Remote Commander for this operation.
Recording – Basics
(1) In the standby mode, press FN and select PAGE3 (p. 20).
(2) Press SELFTIMER.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(3) Press START/STOP.
Self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound. In the last 2
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 record still images on a tape using the self-timer
Press PHOTO in step 3 (p. 41).
To cancel the self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen while
your camcorder is in the standby mode.
Note
The self-timer recording mode is automatically cancelled when:
– The 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 still images on “Memory Stick”s with the self-timer (p. 125).
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Checking the recording
– END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH / Rec Review
You can use these buttons to check the recorded picture or shoot 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 the standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 20).
(2) Press END SCH.
The last 5 seconds of the recorded section are played back and your camcorder
returns to the standby mode. You can monitor the sound from the speaker or
headphones.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To stop searching
Press END SCH again.
EDITSEARCH
You can search for the next recording start point.
(1) In the standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings.
(2) Press MENU, then set EDITSEARCH to ON in
Hold down the 7/– · + side of EDIT. The recorded section is played back.
+ : 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.
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Checking the recording
– END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH / Rec Review
Rec Review
You can check the last recorded section.
End search function
When you use a tape without cassette memory, the end search function does not work
once you eject the cassette after you have recorded on the tape. If you use a tape with
cassette memory, the end search function works even once you eject the cassette.
Recording – Basics
In the standby mode, press the 7/– side of EDIT momentarily .
The section you have stopped most recently will be played back for a few seconds, and
then your camcorder will return to the standby mode. You can monitor the sound from
the speaker or headphones.
If a tape has a blank portion in the recorded portions
The end search function may not work correctly.
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— Playback – Basics —
Playing back a tape
You can monitor the playback picture 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)
Install the power source and insert the recorded tape.
Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
Set the POWER switch to VCR while pressing the small green button.
Press
to rewind the tape.
to start playback.
Press
Adjust the volume following the steps below.
1 Press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 20).
2 Press VOL. The screen to adjust volume appears.
3 Press –/+ to adjust the volume.
– : to make the volume down
+: to make the volume up
OK to return to PAGE1.
(7) Press
3
POWER
LOCK
VCR
5
4
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
6
OK
FN
2
–
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
Open or close the LCD panel vertically.
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Playing back a tape
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 on the screen.
To make the indicators appear, press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL or DISPLAY again.
Using the data code function
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 below to display the data code using the touch panel or the Remote
Commander.
Using the touch panel
(1) In the playback mode, press FN and select PAGE3.
(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 DATA CODE button on the Remote Commander in the playback mode.
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. 105).
The display changes as follows when you press the DATA CODE button on the Remote
Commander: date/time ˜ no indicator
Date/time
40min
0:00:23:01
JUL 4 2001
12:05:56 AM
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
[e]
[f]
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SteadyShot OFF indicator
Exposure mode indicator
White balance indicator
Gain indicator
Shutter speed indicator
Aperture value indicator
Various settings
40min
AUTO
60 AWB
F1.8
9dB
0:00:23:01
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
[e]
[f]
Playing back a tape
Various settings
Various settings is your camcorder’s information when you have recorded. In the
recording mode, the various settings will not be displayed.
Data code
When you connect your camcorder to the TV, the data code also appears on the TV
screen.
Playback – Basics
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.
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 1 minute for the correct remaining
battery time to be displayed.
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Playing back a tape
Various playback modes
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 normal playback, press
/X again.
To advance the tape
Press
/M in the stop mode. To resume normal playback, press
/N.
To rewind the tape
Press
/m in the stop mode. To resume normal playback, press
/N.
To change the playback direction
Press
/c
playback, press
during playback to reverse the playback direction. To pause
/X . To resume normal playback, press
/N.
To locate a scene 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 advancing or
rewinding the tape (skip scan)
Keep pressing
/m while rewinding or
/M while advancing the tape. To
resume rewinding or advancing, release the button.
To view the picture at slow speed (slow playback)
Press
/y during playback. For slow playback in the reverse direction, press
/y. To pause playback, press
/X . To resume normal
c , then press
playback, press
/N.
/
To view the picture at double speed
Press
/×2 during playback. For double speed playback in the reverse direction,
press
/c , then press
/×2. To pause playback, press
/X. To resume
normal playback, press
/N.
To view the picture frame-by-frame
Press
/ C in the playback pause mode. 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 5 seconds of the recorded section
plays back and stops.
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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.
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
Playback – Basics
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
In the various playback modes
•Sound is muted.
•The previous picture may remain as a mosaic image during playback.
When the playback pause mode lasts for 5 minutes
Your camcorder automatically enters the stop mode. To resume playback, press
/N.
Slow playback
The slow playback can be performed smoothly on your camcorder. However, this
function does not work for an output signal from the DV jack.
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 picture on the TV screen. You can operate the
playback control buttons in the same way as when you monitor playback pictures on
the LCD screen. When monitoring the playback picture on the TV screen, we
recommend that you power your camcorder from a wall outlet using the AC adaptor
(p. 16). Refer to the operating instructions of your TV.
Open the jack cover. Connect your camcorder to the TV using the A/V connecting
cable. Then, set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.
A/V
Yellow
S VIDEO
IN
White
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
: Signal flow
Red
If your TV is already connected to a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR by using 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
Connect using an S video cable (optional) to obtain high-quality pictures. 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.
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To display the screen indicators on TV
Set DISPLAY to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings (p. 105).
Then press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder. To turn off the screen
indicators, press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder again.
— Advanced Recording Operations —
Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording
You can record a still image. This mode is useful when you want to print a image using
a video printer (optional).
You can record about 510 images in the SP mode and about 765 images in the LP mode
on a 60-minute tape.
Besides the operation described here, your camcorder can record still images on
“Memory Stick”s (p. 122).
1
2
CAPTURE
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) In the standby mode, 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.
The still image on the screen is recorded for about 7 seconds. The sound
during those 7 seconds is also recorded.
The still image is displayed on the screen until the recording is completed.
•••••••
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
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.
To use the tape photo recording function using the Remote Commander
Press PHOTO on the Remote Commander. Your camcorder records an image on the
screen immediately.
To use the tape photo recording function during normal CAMERA recording
You cannot check an image on the screen by pressing PHOTO lightly. Press PHOTO
deeper. The still image is then recorded for about 7 seconds and your camcorder returns
to the standby mode.
To record clear and less fluctuated still images
We recommend that you record on “Memory Stick”s.
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Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording
Self-timer recording
You can record still images on tapes with the self-timer. You can also use the Remote
Commander for this operation.
(1) In the standby mode, press FN and select PAGE3.
(2) Press SELFTIMER.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(3) Press PHOTO firmly.
Self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound. In the last 2
seconds of the countdown, the beep sound gets faster, then the recording starts
automatically.
PHOTO
3
1
FN
To cancel the self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen while
your camcorder is in the standby mode. You cannot cancel the self-timer recording
using the Remote Commander.
Note
The self-timer recording mode is automatically cancelled when:
– The self-timer recording is finished.
– The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
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Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording
Printing the still image
You can print a still image by using the video printer (optional). Connect the video
printer using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder.
Connect it to the A/V jack and connect the yellow plug of the cable to the video input of
the video printer.
Video printer
S VIDEO
LINE IN
VIDEO S VIDEO
Advanced Recording Operations
A/V
: Signal flow
Refer to the operating instructions of the video printer as well.
If the video printer is equipped with S video input
Use the S video connecting cable (optional) to obtain high-quality output. Connect it to
the S VIDEO jack and the S video input of the video printer.
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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
[c]
[d]
(1) In the standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings (p. 105).
(2) Press MENU, then set 16:9WIDE to ON in
1
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:
– Old movie
– Bounce
During recording
You cannot select or cancel the wide mode. When you cancel the wide mode, set your
camcorder to the standby mode and then set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings.
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.
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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.
Using the fader function
You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance.
[a]
STBY
REC
NORM. FADER
(fader)
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 the bounce function when D ZOOM is set to OFF in the menu settings.
Fade in only.
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Using the fader function
(1) When fading in [a]
In the standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
When fading out [b]
In the recording mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press FADER. The screen to select the fader mode appears.
(3) Select a desired fader 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
– Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE (Overlap, Wipe or Dot function only)*
– Super NightShot
– Tape Photo recording
– Interval recording
– Cut recording
* If you operate your camcorder while the fader function is in use, the Low lux mode
indicator flashes and you cannot use the fader function.
When you select OVERLAP, WIPE or DOT
Your camcorder automatically stores the image recorded 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 the bounce function, you cannot use the following functions:
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
– Focus
– Zoom
– Picture effect
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
You cannnot use the fader function.
Advanced Recording Operations
Note on the bounce function
You cannot select the bounce function in the following mode or functions:
– D ZOOM is set to 20× or 120× 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 films 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) In CAMERA mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then select P EFFECT in
in the menu settings to select a
desired picture effect mode (p. 105).
1
FN
2
MANUAL SET STBY EXIT
PROGRAM AE
OFF
P EFFECT
NEG. ART
WHT BAL
SEPIA
AUTO SHTR
B&W
SOLARIZE
PASTEL
MOSAIC
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To turn the picture effect function off
Select OFF in P EFFECT in the menu settings.
While using the picture effect function
You cannot select the old movie mode with the digital effect function.
When you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE)
The picture effect is automatically canceled.
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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 image successively at constant 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, 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 a brighter area in a still image with a moving picture.
STILL
LUMI.
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Using special effects – Digital effect
(1) In CAMERA mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears.
(3) Select a desired digital effect mode. In the STILL and LUMI. modes, the still
image is stored in memory.
(4) Press –/+ to adjust the effect.
Items to be adjusted
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 PAGE1.
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 PAGE1.
Using special effects – Digital effect
When you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE)
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
– Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes)
– Tape Photo recording
– Super NightShot
•The PROGRAM AE function does not work in the slow shutter mode.
•The following functions do not work in the old movie mode:
– Wide mode
– Picture effect
– PROGRAM AE
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Using the PROGRAM AE function
You can select PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) mode to suit your specific shooting
requirements.
Spotlight
This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white
when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater.
Soft portrait
This mode brings out the subject while creating a soft background for subjects such as
people or flowers.
Sports lesson
This mode minimizes shake on fast-moving subjects such as in tennis or golf.
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.
Sunset & moon
This mode allows you to maintain atmosphere when you are recording sunsets, general
night views, fireworks displays and neon signs.
Landscape
This mode is for when you are recording distant subjects such as mountains and
prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you
are recording a subject behind glass or a screen.
Low lux
This mode makes subjects brighter in insufficient light.
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Using the PROGRAM AE function
(1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then select PROGRAM AE in
in the menu settings to select a
desired PROGRAM AE mode (p. 105).
1
FN
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
WHT BAL
AUTO SHTR
EXIT
AUTO
SPOTLIGHT
PORTRAIT
SPORTS
BEACH&SKI
SUNSETMOON
LANDSCAPE
LOW LUX
EXEC
RET.
Advanced Recording Operations
2
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To turn the PROGRAM AE function 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 lesson
– Beach & ski
•Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects in the following modes:
– Sunset & moon
– Landscape
•The following functions do not work in the PROGRAM AE mode:
– Slow shutter
– Old movie
– Bounce
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Using the PROGRAM AE function
•The following functions do not work in the low lux mode:
– Digital effect
– Overlap
– Wipe
– Dot
•The PROGRAM AE function 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 function.
•While shooting in MEMORY mode, the following modes do not work (The indicator
flashes.):
– Sports lesson
– Low lux
While WHT BAL is set to AUTO in the menu settings
The white balance is adjusted even if the PROGRAM AE function is selected.
You can adjust the following functions while using the PROGRAM AE function.
– Exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
If you are recording 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 function off.
– Soft portrait
– Sports lesson
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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) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings to select a
(2) Press MENU, then select WHT BAL in
desired white balance mode (p. 105).
HOLD : Recording a single-colored subject or background
n (INDOOR) :
•When lighting condition changes 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
WHT BAL
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 (p. 105).
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 automatic white balance or hold mode.
Your camcorder may not adjust the white balance correctly in the n indoor mode.
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Adjusting the white balance manually
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 comcorder from the interior of a house holding the exposure, or vice
versa.
In the hold white balance mode
Set the white balance to AUTO and reset to HOLD after few seconds when:
– You change the PROGRAM AE mode.
– You bring your comcorder from the interior of a house, or vice versa.
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Adjusting the exposure manually
You can adjust and set the exposure. Normally exposure is automatically adjusted.
Adjust the exposure manually in the following cases:
– The subject is backlit
– To shoot the bright subject and dark background
– To record dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully
1
FN
2,3
EXPO–
SURE
OK
AUTO
MANU–
AL
OK
AUTO
MANU–
AL
EXPOSURE
–
EXPOSURE
–
+
+
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press EXPOSURE. The screen to adjust the exposure appears.
(3) Press MANUAL, then adjust the exposure using –/+.
– : to dim
+ : to brighten
(4) 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 backlight function does not work.
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 mode
– 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 mode 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 lighted by a spotlight.
(1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, 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.
(4) Press
OK to return to PAGE1.
1
2~4
FN
SPOT
METER
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
SPOT
METER
MENU
FADER
SPOT METER
DIG
EFFT
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
When the Flexible Spot Meter mode is in use, the backlight function does not work.
When using the Flexible Spot Meter function
EXPOSURE is automatically set to MANUAL.
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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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 and 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
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Press FOCUS lightly in CAMERA or MEMORY mode. The 9 indicator
appears.
(2) Turn the focus ring to sharpen focus.
2
1FOCUS
To return to the autofocus mode
Press FOCUS lightly to turn off 9,
or
indicator.
To record distant subjects
When you press FOCUS down firmly, the lens focuses on and
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 object.
To focus precisely
It is easier to focus on the subject if you adjust the zoom to shoot at the “W” (wideangle) 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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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
[a]
[b]
9 min 59 s
[b]
10 min
10 min
[a] Recording time
[b] Waiting time
(1) In standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then set INT. REC to SET in
in the menu settings, then press
EXEC (p. 105).
(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
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
CAMERA SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
RET.
EXIT
0 . 5SEC
EXEC
60
2
30SEC
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.
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 recording indicator lights up.
4
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 OFF (CHARGE), VCR or MEMORY.
Advanced Recording Operations
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
16 : 9W I DE
STEADYSHOT
N.S. LIGHT
FRAME REC
I NT. REC
ON
EDITSEARCH
To perform normal recording during the interval recording
Press START/STOP. The INTERVAL indicator flashes, and you can perform normal
recording only once. To return to interval recording, stop normal recording, and press
START/STOP again. The INTERVAL indicator stops flashing and lights up, and the
recording time for interval recording is started.
Note on interval recording
You cannot do interval recording in memory mode.
On 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 – Cut recording
You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using cut recording. To
create this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make a cut recording. We
recommend that you use a tripod, and operate the camcorder using the Remote
Commander after step 4.
(1) In standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU, then set FRAME REC to ON in
in the menu setting (p. 105).
(3) Press EXIT to return to FN.
The FRAME REC indicator lights up.
(4) Press START/STOP to start cut recording. The camcorder makes a recording
for about six frames, and returns to recording standby.
(5) Move the subject, and repeat step 4.
1
FN
2
CAMERA SET STBY
D ZOOM
16 : 9WIDE
STEADYSHOT
N. S. LIGHT
OFF
FRAME REC
ON
INT. REC
EDITSEARCH
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
To cancel the cut recording
Perform either of the following:
– Set FRAME REC to OFF in the menu settings.
– Set the POWER switch to other than CAMERA mode.
Note
The proper remaining tape time is not indicated if you use this function continuously.
When using the cut recording function
The last recorded cut is longer than other cuts.
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Using the viewfinder
You can 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 mode) on the
touchpanel using the viewfinder
EXPOSURE: adjust the exposure by pressing –/+.
FADER:
press FADER until the desired fader mode is displayed (p. 45).
The indicator changes as follows:
FADER t M. FADER t BOUNCE t MONOTONE t
OVERLAP t WIPE t DOT t (no indicator)
ON:
The LCD screen lights up.
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, 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.
OK,
ON and FADER (only in
(4) Press the LCD screen. EXPOSURE,
CAMERA mode) appear.
OK.
(5) Select the desired item, then press
4
In CAMERA mode
EXPO–
SURE
OK
ON
FADER
In MEMORY mode
EXPO–
SURE
OK
ON
To make the buttons on the LCD screen disappear
Press
OK.
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Using the viewfinder
Notes
•Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands.
•Do not press the LCD screen with sharp objects such as pens.
•In VCR or memory playback mode, 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.
FN and
OFF in the viewfinder
These buttons appear mirror-reversed.
Available shooting time
This is the time when you record pictures using the viewfinder (p. 14).
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— Advanced Playback Operations —
Playing back a tape with picture effects
During playback, you can process a scene using the picture effect functions: NEG.ART,
SEPIA, B&W and SOLARIZE.
(1) In VCR mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings to select a
(2) Press MENU, then select P EFFECT in
desired picture effect mode (p. 105).
Refer to page 48 for details of each picture effect function.
1
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
Advanced Playback Operations
FN
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 when you have processed the
image using the picture effect function. However, you can record images on a
“Memory Stick” (p. 126, 131), 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 jack.
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 effects
During playback, you can process a scene using the digital effect functions: STILL,
FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL.
(1) In VCR mode, 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 the STILL or LUMI. mode, the picture
where you select the mode is stored in memory as a still image.
(4) Press –/+ to adjust the effect. Refer to page 49 for details.
OK to return to PAGE2.
(5) Press
1
2,3
FN
DIG
EFFT
DIG EFFT
OFF
STILL
OK
FLASH
LUMI.
TRAIL
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 when you have processed the
image using the digital effect function. However, you can record images on a
“Memory Stick” (p. 126, 131), 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 jack.
•You cannot use the PB ZOOM function for pictures processed by the digital effect
function.
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. 153).
(1) In the playback or playback pause mode, 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 at twice the size. If you press the other area again, the area
moves to the center of the screen.
2,3
FN
PB
ZOOM
PB ZOOM
END
Advanced Playback Operations
1
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 when you have processed the
image using the tape PB ZOOM function. However, you can record images on a
“Memory Stick” (p. 126, 131), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
The PB ZOOM function is automatically canceled when you operate the following
functions:
– Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE)
– Stop playing back
Images in the PB ZOOM
Images in the PB ZOOM mode are not output through the DV jack.
In the PB ZOOM mode
If you press DISPLAY/ TOUCH PANEL button, the frame on the PB ZOOM screen
disappears. You cannot move the part you pressed to the center of the screen.
Edge of the enlarged image
The edge of the enlarged image cannot be displayed at the center of the screen.
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Quickly locating a scene using the zero
set memory function
Your camcorder goes forward or backward to automatically stop at a desired scene
having a tape counter value of “0:00:00”. Use the Remote Commander for this
operation.
(1) In the playback mode, 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 disappear when you press FN.
If a tape has a blank portion in the recorded portions
The zero set memory function 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
recorded tape by title. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
Before operation
Set CM SEARCH in
to ON in the menu settings (p. 105). (The default setting is ON.)
(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
2
HELLO!
CONGRATULATIONS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
PRESENT
GOOD MORNING
WEDDING
1
POWER
LOCK
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
1
2
3
4
5
6
VCR
3
TITLE SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
Advanced Playback Operations
(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 tape without cassette memory
You cannot superimpose or search a title.
If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions
The title search function may not work correctly.
To superimpose a title
See page 98.
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Searching a recording by date
– Date search
You can automatically search for the point where the recording date changes and start
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 in
to ON in the menu settings (p. 105). (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
SEP / 5 / 01
SEP / 6 / 01
DEC / 24 / 01
JAN / 1 / 02
FEB / 11 / 02
APR / 29 / 02
DATE SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 01
SEP / 6 / 01
DEC / 24 / 01
JAN / 1 / 02
FEB / 11 / 02
APR / 29 / 02
[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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POWER
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
1
2
3
4
5
6
VCR
3
1
DATE SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
LOCK
Searching a recording by date – Date search
Note
If one day’s recording is less than 2 minutes, your camcorder may not accurately find
the point where the recording date changes.
If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions
The date search function may not work correctly.
Cassette memory
The tape cassette memory can hold 6 recording date data. If you search the date among
seven or more data, see “Searching for the date without using cassette memory”.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Set the POWER switch to VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings (p. 105).
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 t PHOTO SCAN t (no indicator)
(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
Searching for the date without using cassette memory
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 5
seconds automatically regardless of 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
in the menu settings (p. 105). 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
SEP / 5 / 01
SEP / 6 / 01
DEC / 24 / 01
JAN / 1 / 02
FEB / 11 / 02
APR / 29 / 02
1 7 : 30
8 : 50
1 0 : 30
23 : 25
1 6 : 11
1 3 : 45
POWER
LOCK
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
1
2
3
4
5
6
VCR
3
1
PHOTO SEARCH
SEARCH
MODE
PHOTO SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 01
SEP / 6 / 01
DEC / 24 / 01
JAN / 1 / 02
FEB / 11 / 02
APR / 29 / 02
1 7 : 30
8 : 50
1 0 : 30
23 : 25
1 6 : 11
1 3 : 45
[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.
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 scanning photo function.
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Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan
Searching for a photo without using cassette memory
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Set the POWER switch to VCR.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings (p. 105).
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 t PHOTO SCAN t (no indicator)
To stop searching
Press x/
on the Remote Commander or on your camcorder.
Advanced Playback Operations
(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.
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Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan
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 t PHOTO SCAN t (no indicator)
(3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander.
Each photo is played back for about 5 seconds automatically.
2
1
PHOTO 00
SCAN
To stop scanning
Press x/
on the Remote Commander or on your camcorder.
If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions
The photo search and photo scan functions may not work correctly.
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MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
3
POWER
VCR
SEARCH
MODE
LOCK
— 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, DATA CODE
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) 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.
(4) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
(5) Start recording on the VCR.
Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
A/V
S VIDEO
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
: 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,
Betamax,
ED Betamax,
mini DV or
DV
S-VHSC,
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 VCR has an S video jack
Connect using an S video cable (optional) to obtain high-quality pictures.
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.
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Dubbing a tape
Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) to DV 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
the 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.
Set the input selector to LINE. Refer to the operating instructions of the VCR.
(3) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(4) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
(5) Start recording on the VCR.
DV
DV IN
DV
(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 (DV connecting cable)
See page 172 for more information about i.LINK.
The following functions do not work during digital editing:
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– PB ZOOM
If you record playback pause picture with the DV jack
The recorded picture becomes rough. And when you play back the picture using the
other video equipment, the picture may jitter.
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– Digital program editing
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.
Unwanted scene
Unwanted scene
Switch the order
Editing
Before operating the Digital program editing
Step 1 Connecting the VCR (p. 77).
Step 2 Setting the VCR for operation (p 78, 82).
Step 3 Adjusting the synchronicity of the VCR (p. 83).
When you dub using the same VCR again, you can skip steps 2 and 3.
Using the Digital program editing function
Operation 1 Making the program (p. 85).
Operation 2 Performing a Digital program editing (dubbing a tape) (p. 87).
Notes
•You cannot dub the titles, display indicators, or the contents of cassette memory.
•When you connect with an i.LINK cable (DV connecting 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 editing digital video, the operation signals cannot be sent with LANC .
Step 1: Connecting the VCR
You can connect either the A/V connecting cable or the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable).
When you use the A/V connecting cable, connect the devices as illustrated in page 75.
When you use the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable), connect the devices as illustrated
in page 76.
If you connect using an i.LINK cable (DV connecting 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.
in the menu settings (p. 105).
4 Press MENU, then select EDIT SET in
Then press EXEC.
5 Select CONTROL, then press EXEC.
6 Select IR, then press EXEC.
7 Select IR SETUP, then press EXEC.
8 Select the IR SETUP code of your VCR, then press EXEC. See the following
page about the IR SETUP code.
3
FN
4
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T
IR
ED I T SET
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
6~8
EXIT
OTHERS
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
i. L I NK
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
OTHERS
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
RET.
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
5
78
OTHERS
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
EXEC
RET.
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
EXIT
3
RET.
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
1
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
EXIT
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
Sony
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Multitech
23, 32, 80
Admiral (M. Wards) 89
NEC
21, 33, 35
Aiwa
80
Olympic
77, 78
Audio Dynamic
21, 35
16, 17, 77, 78, 96
Pentax
8, 42
Philco
77, 78
Brocsonic
70, 82
Philips
77, 78, 83
Canon
77, 78, 97
Pioneer
78
Citizen
47
Quasar
16, 17, 77, 78
Craig
47, 73
RCA/PROSCAN
Curtis Mathis
8, 77, 80
7, 8, 16, 40, 41, 42, 77, 78*, 83,
101
Daewoo
26, 40, 77
Realistic
36, 77
DBX
21, 33, 35
Sansui
21
Dimensia
8
Singer
73
Emerson
26, 48, 59, 70, 81, 82
Samsung
24*, 32, 32*, 41, 94, 94*
Fisher
36, 37, 44, 45
Sanyo
36, 37
Funai
80
Scott
22, 23, 24, 28, 32, 37, 40, 41
General Electric
8, 32*, 77, 87, 94*
Sharp
88, 89
Goldstar
47
Shintom
73
Hitachi
8, 42, 78
Instant Replay
77, 78
Signature 2000 (M. Wards)
80, 89
JC Penny
8, 21, 33, 35, 36, 42, 77
Sylvania
77, 78, 80, 83
JVC
12, 13, 14, 21, 33, 35
Symphonic
80
Kenwood
21, 33, 35, 47
Tashiro
47
LXI (Sears)
36, 37, 42, 44, 45, 47, 80
Tatung
21, 33, 35
Magnavox
77, 78, 83
Teac
21, 33, 35, 80
Marantz
21, 33, 35
Technics
77, 78
47
Toshiba
7, 40
37, 77
Wards
37, 47, 88, 89, 95
8, 42
Yamaha
21, 33, 35, 36
22, 23, 24, 28
Zenith
95
Marta
Memorex
Minolta
Mitsubishi/MGA
Editing
Panasonic
Bell&Howell (M. Wards)
36
* 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 Select PAUSEMODE, then press EXEC.
2 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
EXIT
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
PAUSE
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE REC
PB
I R TEST
EXEC
RET.
EXIT
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE PAUSE
I R TEST
EXEC
RET.
The buttons canceling 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.
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(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 (11 7/8 in.) apart, and remove any obstacles between the
devices.
VCR
Infrared rays emitter
Remote sensor
Editing
A/V connecting cable
(4) Confirming the VCR operation
1 Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording pause.
2 Select IR TEST, then press EXEC.
3 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
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
ENGAGE
REC PAUSE
RETURN
EXECUTE
EXEC
RET.
EXIT
OTHERS
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 (11 7/8 in.) away from the VCR.
•Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
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Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate with the i.LINK cable
(DV connecting cable)
When you connect using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting 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.
in the menu settings, then press
(4) Press MENU, then select EDIT SET in
EXEC (p. 105).
(5) Select CONTROL, then press EXEC.
(6) Select i.LINK, then press EXEC.
3
FN
4
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
MELODY
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
EXEC
82
RET.
OTHERS
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
EXEC
RET.
5,6
OTHERS
ED I T SET
IR
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
EXEC
RET.
EXIT
OTHERS
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.
EXIT
OTHERS
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.
EXIT
OTHERS
ED I T SET
i. L I NK
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
RET.
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Step 3: Adjusting the synchronicity of the VCR
You can adjust the synchronicity of your camcorder and the VCR.
Prepare a pen and paper for notes.
Before operation, eject a cassette from your camcorder.
3,4
Editing
(1) Set the POWER swtich to VCR on your camcorder.
(2) Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording pause.
When you select i.LINK in CONTROL, the above procedure is not necessary.
(3) Select ADJ TEST, then press EXEC.
(4) Select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
IN and OUT are recorded on an image for 5 times each to calculate the
numerical values for adjusting the synchronicity.
The “EXECUTING” indicator flashes on the LCD screen. When finished, the
indicator changes to “COMPLETE”.
(5) 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.
(6) Calculate the average of all the opening numerical values of each IN, and the
average of all the closing numerical values of each OUT.
(7) Select “CUT-IN”, then press EXEC.
(8) Select the average numerical value of IN, then press EXEC.
The calculated start position for recording is set.
(9) Select “CUT-OUT”, then press EXEC.
(10) Select the average numerical value of OUT, then press EXEC.
The calculated stop position for recording is set.
RET. to execute.
(11) Select
7,8
EXIT
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
RETURN
ADJ TEST
EXECUTE
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
OTHERS
RET.
ED I T EXEC
SET
CONTROL
EXECUT I NG
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
No. 2
”CUT -OUT”
IN
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE +215
I R TEST
0
RET.
EXEC
EXIT
OTHERS
ED I T EXEC
SET
RET.
CONTROL
COMPLETE
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXIT
0
RET.
EXEC
9,10
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
EXIT
0
RET.
OTHERS
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
EXEC
EXIT
0
RET.
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To return to FN
Press EXIT.
Notes
•When you complete step 3, the image to adjust the syncronicity 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 (DV
connecting cable), leave the connection as it is, and make the A/V connecting cable
settings (p. 78). Video and audio are sent by digital signals.
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Operation 1: Making the Program
Editing
(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) Select VIDEO EDIT in
in the menu settings (p. 105).
Then press EXEC.
(4) 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.
(5) Press MARK IN on the LCD screen.
The IN point of the first program is set, and the top part of the program mark
changes to light blue.
(6) Search for the end of the first scene you want to insert using the video control
buttons on the LCD screen, then pause playback.
(7) Press MARK OUT on the screen.
The OUT point of the first program is set, then the bottom part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(8) Repeat steps 4 to 7.
When one program is set, the program mark changes to light blue.
You can set 20 programs in maximum.
3
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPLAY
READY
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:32:30:14
UNDO
ERASE
ALL
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
EXEC
END
RET.
5~8
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
OUT
START
0:08:55:06
UNDO
ERASE
ALL
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:09:07:06
UNDO
ERASE
ALL
TOTAL 0:00:13:00
SCENE 1
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:10:01:23
UNDO
ERASE
ALL
TOTAL 0:00:47:12
SCENE 3
END
END
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Erasing the program you have set
Erase OUT mark first, and then IN mark of the last program.
(1) Press UNDO. The last program mark flashes on the LCD screen.
(2) Press EXEC. The setting is cancelled.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 2.
Erasing all programs
(1) Select VIDEO EDIT in
in the menu settings.
(2) Press ERASE ALL. All the program marks flash on the LCD screen.
(3) Press EXEC. The settings are cancelled.
To cancel erasing all programs
Press CANCEL in step 3.
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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Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing
Operation 2: Performing a 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 (DV connecting cable) the following
procedure is not necessary.
When you use a digital video camera recorder, set its power switch to VCR/VTR.
To stop dubbing during editing
Editing
(1) Select VIDEO EDIT in
in the menu settings. Then press START.
(2) 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.
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.)
– The program to operate the Digital program editing has not been made.
– i.LINK is selected but an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) is not connected.
– The power of the connected VCR is not turned on.
87
Using with an analog video unit and your
computer – Signal convert function
You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to your
computer which has the i.LINK jack (DV jack) to your camcorder.
Before operation
Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings (p.
(3) Press MENU, then set A/V t DV OUT to ON in
105).
(4) Start playback on the analog video unit.
(5) 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
computer and the software.
OUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
i. LINK
A/V
VIDEO
DV
AUDIO
AUDIO
: Signal flow
(optional)
After capturing images and sound
Stop capturing procedures on your computer, and stop the 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, the computer may not be able
to output the images correctly when you convert analog video signals into digital
video signals via your camcorder. Depending on the analog video unit, the image may
contain noise or incorrect colors.
•You cannot record or capture the video output via your camcorder when the video
includes copyright protection signals such as ID-2 system.
•You can capture images and sound with an S video cable (optional) instead of the A/
V connecting cable (supplied).
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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 defalt setting is LCD.)
4
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
3
REC CTRL
RET.
DATA V SPD A DUB
CODE PLAY CTRL
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.
(3) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(4) Press REC CTRL.
(5) Press REC PAUSE.
(6) Press N on the VCR to start playback if you are recording a tape from VCR.
Select a TV program if you are recording from TV. The picture from TV or
VCR appears on the screen.
(7) Press REC START at the scene where you want to start recording from.
FN
REC
CTRL
REC
PAUSE
OUT
S VIDEO
REC
START
A/V
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
: 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
Connect using an S video cable (optional) to obtain high-quality pictures.
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 (DV connecting cable)
Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) to DV jack of your
camcorder and to DV jack of the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video
and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
Before operation
Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings (p. 105). (The default setting is LCD.)
(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.
(3) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(4) Press REC CTRL.
(5) Press REC PAUSE.
(6) Press N on the VCR to start playback. The picture from the DV products
appears on the screen of your camcoder.
(7) Press REC START at the scene where you want to start recording.
4
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
3
REC CTRL
FN
RET.
DATA VXXXX
SPD A
AUDIO
DUB
CODE XXXX
PLAY CTRL
DUB
REC
CTRL
REC
PAUSE
REC
START
DV
DV
(optional)
: Signal flow
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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 (DV connecting cable).
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 playback pause picture with the DV jack
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 89 or 90.
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 the
playback pause mode.
(3) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c] by pressing m or M.
Then set it to the playback pause mode.
(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.
(5) On your camcorder, locate the insert start point [b] by pressing m. Press FN
and select REC CTRL in PAGE3. 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 returns to the recording stop mode.
4
0:00:00
ZERO SET
MEMORY
5,6
ZERO SET
MEMORY
REC CTRL
RET.
FN
REC
PAUSE
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REC
START
Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert 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-PC9)
The picture and sound may be distorted. We recommend that you insert scenes on a
tape recorded with your camcorder.
Editing
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 when you want to stop inserting.
If you press FN
The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator is not displayed.
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Audio dubbing
You can record an audio sound to add to the original sound on a tape by connecting
audio equipment or a microphone. If you connect the audio equipment, you can add
sound to your recorded tape by specifying starting and ending points. The original
sound will not be erased.
Select one of the following connections to add an audio sound.
Connecting the microphone with the MIC jack
MIC
(PLUG IN
POWER)
: Signal flow
Microphone (optional)
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 A/V connecting cable to the A/V jack
Audio equipment
LINE OUT
L
R
AUDIO L
Do not connect the
video (yellow) plug.
: Signal flow
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AUDIO R
A/V
Audio dubbing
Dubbing with the built-in microphones
No connection is necessary.
Notes
•When dubbing with A/V jack or the built-in microphone, pictures are not output
through S VIDEO jack or the A/V jack. Check the recorded picture on the screen. You
can check the recorded sound by using head phones.
•You cannot add audio with the DV jack.
Editing
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
•A/V jack
•Built-in microphone
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Audio dubbing
Adding an audio sound on a recorded tape
(1) Insert your recorded tape into your camcorder.
(2) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
/N to start playing back. To
(3) Locate the recording start point. Press the
pause playing back, press the
/X at the recording start point. You can fine
/
, and you can also use
adjust the recording start point by pressing
the Remote Commander for this operatrion.
(4) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(5) Press A DUB CTRL to display control buttons.
(6) Press AUDIO DUB. The green X appears on the LCD screen.
(7) Press
on your camcorder and at the same time start playing back the
audio you want to record.
The new sound is recorded in stereo 2 (ST2) during playback. During
recording new sound, the red appears on the LCD screen.
(8) Press
on your camcorder at the point where you want to stop recording.
5
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
4
AUDIO DUB
FN
RET.
DATA VXXXX
SPD A
AUDIO
DUB
CODE XXXX
PLAY CTRL
DUB
REC
CTRL
AUDIO
REC
START
DUB
REC
PAUSE
Monitoring the new recorded sound
To play back the sound
Adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new sound (ST2) by
selecting AUDIO MIX in the menu settings (p. 105).
VCR SET
H i F i SOUND
AUD I O M I X
A/VcDV OUTST1
r
R
EXEC
EXIT
ST2
RET.
About 5 minutes after when you disconnect the power source or remove the battery
pack, the setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only. The default
setting is original sound only.
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Audio dubbing
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. 110).
•New sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the LP mode.
•New sound cannot be recorded on blank portions of the tape.
If the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) is connected to your camcorder
You cannot add a 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-PC9), the sound quality may become worse.
To add new sound more precisely
Press ZERO SET MEMORY at the point where you want to stop recording later in the
playback mode.
Carry out steps 3. Recording automatically stops at the point where ZERO SET
MEMORY was pressed.
Editing
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 5 seconds from the point
where you superimposed it.
You can select one of eight preset titles and 2 custom titles (p. 101). You can also select
the color, size and position of titles.
VACATION
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
In CAMERA or VCR mode, press FN and select PAGE2.
Press TITLE. The screen to select a title appears on the LCD screen.
with r/R, and then press EXEC.
Select
Press r/R to select a desired title, and then press EXEC. The title appears 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 the playback, playback pause or recording mode:
The “TITLE SAVE” indicator appears on the screen for about 5 seconds and
the title is set.
In the standby mode:
The “TITLE” indicator appears. And when you press START/STOP to start
recording,
“TITLE SAVE” appears on the screen for about 5 seconds and the title is set.
1
2
EXIT
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
TITLE
FN
r
3
r
R
4
R
RET.
EXEC
r
r
98
R
EXEC
R
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
EXIT
TITLE
OK
RET
EXIT
VACATION
COLOR
r
RET.
EXIT
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
R
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
EXEC
EXEC
EXIT
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
r
R
RET.
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.
If the tape has a blank portion
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 by only the 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. 105).
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 input more than 12
characters, the title size returns to SMALL even you select LARGE.
•If you select the title size “SMALL”, you have 9 choices for the title position.
If you select the title size “LARGE”, you have 8 choices for the title position.
One cassette can have up to about 20 titles, if 1 title consists of 5 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 5 characters each.
Cassette memory capacity is as follows:
– 6 date data (maximum)
– 12 photo data (maximum)
– 1 cassette label (maximum)
If the “
FULL” mark appears
The cassette memory is full. Erase the title you do not need.
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Superimposing a title
Erasing a title
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu setting, then press
(3) Press MENU, then select TITLEERASE in
EXEC.
(4) Select the title you want to erase with r/R, and then press EXEC.
“ERASE OK?” indicator appears.
(5) Make sure the title is the one you want to erase, and press OK.
3
2
FN
r
R
EXIT
CM SET
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
r
R
EXEC
EXEC
RET.
CM SET
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
r
R
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
4
r
R
EXIT
T I TLE ERASE
1
2
3
4
5
6
EXEC
HELLO !
CONGRATULAT I ONS !
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
PRESENT
GOOD MORN I NG
WEDD I NG
T I TLE ERASE
4 PRESENT
ERASE OK?
OK
r
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 5.
100
R
EXEC
END
CAN–
CEL
Making your own titles
You can make up to 2 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 and select PAGE2.
Press TITLE.
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 and 7 to complete your title.
(8) Press SET. The title is stored in memory.
r
R
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
FN
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 then enter the new title as desired.
101
Making your own titles
If you take 5 minutes or longer to enter characters in the standby mode 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 complete your title.
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.
102
Labeling a cassette
If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can label a cassette. The label can
consist of up to 10 characters and is stored in cassette memory. When you insert
the labeled cassette and set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR, the label is
displayed for about 5 seconds.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Editing
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
in the menu setting, then press
EXEC (p. 105).
(5) 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 and 6 to complete the label.
(7) Press SET. The label is stored in memory.
3
FN
4,5
R
r
r
6,7
EXIT
CM SET
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE T I TLE
ERASE ALL
TAPE TITLE
r
R
GH I
PQR
S
EXEC
JKL
TUV
TAPE TITLE
EXIT
[__________]
ABC
DEF T
&? !
EXEC
SET
EXIT
CM SET
T I TLEERASE
T I TLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
RTAPE EXEC
T I TLE –RET.
––––––––
ERASE ALL
MNO
WXY
Z
&? !
EXIT
[ GRADU_ _ _ _ _ ]
ABC
DEF T
t
TAPE TITLE
&? !
EXIT
[ GRADUATION]
ABC
DEF T
t
t
RET.
123
45
678
90
’.,
/–
SET
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 erase the label you have made
Select C in step 6. The last character is erased.
To change the label you have made
Insert the cassette to change the label, and operate in the same way to make a new label.
103
Labeling a cassette
If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock
You cannot label the tape. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection.
If the tape 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 4 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.
Deleting all the data in cassette memory
You can delete all the data in cassette memory at once.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings, then select
(3) Press MENU, then select ERASE ALL in
OK.
(4) Select EXECUTE and then press EXEC. “ERASING” appears on the screen.
Once deleting is completed, “COMPLETE” is displayed.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting
Select RETURN in step 3 or step 4, then press EXEC.
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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 dial.
The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item
and then the mode.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
In CAMERA, VCR or MEMORY mode, 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.
RET. to
Repeat steps from 3 to 5 if you want to change other items. Press
return to step 3.
For details, see “Selecting the mode setting of each item” (p. 106).
CAMERA
MENU
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
WHT BAL
AUTO SHTR
3
VCR
EXIT
r
r
r
R
EXEC
RET.
r
R
EXEC
MEMORY
R
EXEC
R
EXEC
RET.
EXIT
0 HR
EXIT
4
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
R
r
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
RET.
EXEC
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
WHT BAL
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
R
EXIT
MANUAL SET
P EFFECT
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
RET.
r
EXEC
5
R
EXIT
0 HR
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
r
R
EXEC
Customizing Your Camcorder
2
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
EXEC
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
105
Changing the menu settings
Menu items are displayed as the following icons:
MANUAL SET
CAMERA SET
VCR SET
LCD/VF SET
MEMORY 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.
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
PROGRAM AE
——
To suit your specific shooting requirement
(p. 52)
CAMERA
MEMORY
P EFFECT
——
To add special effects like those in films or on
the TV to images (p. 48)
VCR
CAMERA
WHT BAL
——
To adjust the white balance (p. 55)
CAMERA
MEMORY
To automatically activate the electronic shutter
when shooting in bright conditions.
CAMERA
AUTO SHTR
z ON
OFF
D ZOOM
16:9WIDE
z OFF
N.S. LIGHT
To deactivate the digital zoom. Up to 10× zoom
is carried out.
20×
To activate the digital zoom. More than 10× to
20× zoom is performed digitally (p. 27).
120×
To activate the digital zoom. More than 10× to
120× zoom is performed digitally (p. 27).
z OFF
ON
STEADYSHOT
Not to automatically activate the electronic
shutter even when shooting in bright conditions.
z ON
—
CAMERA
To record a 16:9 wide picture (p. 44)
To compensate for camera-shake
OFF
To cancel the SteadyShot function. Natural
pictures are produced when shooting a
stationary object with a tripod.
z ON
To use the NightShot Light function (p. 30)
OFF
CAMERA
To cancel the NightShot Light function
CAMERA
CAMERA
MEMORY
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
The SteadyShot off indicator
appears. Your camcorder prevents excessive
compensation for camera-shake.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
FRAME REC
INT. REC
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
z OFF
To deactivate cut recording function.
CAMERA
ON
To activate cut recording function (p. 62).
ON
To activate interval recording function (p. 60).
z OFF
SET
EDITSEARCH
z OFF
ON
HiFi SOUND
To set waiting time and recording time for
interval recording function.
Not to display 7/– · + on the screen.
To play back a stereo tape or dual sound track
tape with main and sub sound
1
To play back a stereo tape with the left sound or
a dual sound 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 the stereo 1 and
stereo 2 (p. 96)
ST1
To output digital images in analog format using
your camcorder.
ON
To output analog images in digital format using
your camcorder (p. 88).
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.
VCR
VCR
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
high intensity
z BRT NORMAL To set the brightness on the viewfinder screen to
normal.
BRIGHT
VCR
ST2
A/V t DV OUT z OFF
LCD B. L.
CAMERA
To display 7/– · + on the screen.
Customizing Your Camcorder
AUDIO MIX
z STEREO
CAMERA
To deactivate interval recording function.
To brighten the viewfinder screen.
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
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 the power source other than battery pack
LCD B.L. and VF B.L. are automatically selected to BRIGHT.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
z SINGLE
Not to record continuously.
MEMORY
STILL SET
PIC MODE
MULTI SCRN
QUALITY
z FINE
STANDARD
To record 9 images continuously (p. 124).
To record still images in the fine image quality
mode.
VCR
MEMORY
To record still images in the standard image
quality mode.
MOVIE SET
IMAGESIZE
REMAIN
z 320 × 240
To record moving pictures in 320 × 240 size.
160 × 112
To record moving pictures in 160 × 112 size.
z AUTO
To display the remaining capacity of the
“Memory Stick” in the following cases:
• for 5 seconds after setting the POWER switch
to MEMORY or VCR
• for 5 seconds after inserting a “Memory Stick”
into your camcorder in MEMORY or VCR
mode
• when the capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
less than 1 minute in MEMORY mode
• for 5 seconds after completing a moving
picture recording
ON
To always display the remaining capacity of the
“Memory Stick”.
VCR
MEMORY
VCR
MEMORY
If you select QUALITY
The number of images you can record matched to that image quality is displayed.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
SLIDE SHOW
DELETE ALL
FORMAT
POWER
switch
Meaning
——
To play back images in a continuous loop
(p. 154).
MEMORY
——
To delete all the unprotected images (p. 158).
MEMORY
To cancel formatting.
MEMORY
z RETURN
To format an inserted “Memory Stick.”
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.
PHOTO SAVE
——
To duplicate still images on mini DV tape onto
“Memory Stick”(p. 140).
VCR
TITLEERASE
——
To erase the title you have superimposed
(p. 102).
VCR
CAMERA
To display the title you have superimposed
VCR
TITLE DSPL
z ON
OFF
CM SEARCH
z ON
Not to display the title
To search using cassette memory (p. 69)
VCR
OFF
To search without using cassette memory
TAPE TITLE
——
To label a cassette (p. 103)
VCR
CAMERA
ERASE ALL
——
To erase all the data in cassette memory (p. 104)
VCR
CAMERA
Customizing Your Camcorder
OK
Notes on formatting
•“Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder has been formatted at factory.
Formatting with your camcorder is not required.
•Do not turn the POWER switch or press any button while “FORMATTING” is
displayed.
•You cannot format the “Memory Stick” if the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick”
is set to LOCK.
FORMAT ERROR”appears.
•Format the “Memory Stick” if “
Formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick”
Check the contents of the “Memory Stick” before formatting.
• Formatting erases sample images on the “Memory Stick”.
• Formatting erases the protected image data on the “Memory Stick”.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
REC MODE
Mode
Meaning
z SP
To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode
LP
AUDIO MODE
z 12BIT
16BIT
qREMAIN
CLOCK SET
DEMO MODE
To increase the recording time to 1.5 times the
SP mode
To record in the 12-bit mode (two stereo sounds)
To record in the 16-bit mode (the one stereo
sound with high quality)
POWER
switch
VCR
CAMERA
VCR
CAMERA
z AUTO
To display the remaining tape bar:
• for about 8 seconds after your camcorder is
turned on and calculates the remaining
amount of tape
• for about 8 seconds after a cassette is inserted
and your camcorder calculates the remaining
amount of tape
• for about 8 seconds after the playback button
is pressed in VCR mode
• for about 8 seconds after DISPLAY/TOUCH
PANEL is pressed to display the screen
indicators
ON
To always display the remaining tape indicator
——
To reset the date or time (p. 17)
CAMERA
MEMORY
z ON
To make the demonstration appear
CAMERA
OFF
To cancel the demonstration mode
VCR
CAMERA
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.
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.
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Notes on DEMO MODE
•You cannot select DEMO MODE when a cassette 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 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, then 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.
Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
DATA CODE*
WORLD TIME
BEEP
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
z DATE/CAM
To display date, time and various settings
during playback
VCR
MEMORY
DATE
To display date and time during playback
——
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
To output the beep instead of the melody
OFF
To cancel the melody and beep sound
z ON
OFF
DISPLAY
z LCD
V-OUT/LCD
REC LAMP
z ON
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
To show the display on the TV screen, LCD
screen and viewfinder
To light up the camera recording lamp at the
front of your camcorder
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
VCR
CAMERA
MEMORY
CAMERA
MEMORY
OFF
To turn the camera recording lamp off so that
the subject is not aware of the recording
VIDEO EDIT
——
To make programs and perform Digital
program editing (p. 77).
VCR
EDIT SET
——
To adjust and set the synchronicity of your
camcorder and a VCR for dubbing in Digital
program editing.
VCR
Customizing Your Camcorder
COMMANDER
NORMAL
* Using the Remote Commander only
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 outputs on the TV or VCR.
In more than 5 minutes after removing the power source
The “PROGRAM AE”, “AUDIO MIX”, “COMMANDER”, “HiFi SOUND” and “WHT
BAL” items are returned to their default settings.
The other menu items are held in memory even when the battery is removed.
When recording a close subject
When REC LAMP is set to ON, the red camera recording lamp on the front of the
camcorder may reflect on the subject if it is close. In this case, we recommend you set
REC LAMP to OFF.
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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.
On 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.
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.
Using a “Memory Stick”
Terminal
Write-protect tab
Labeling position
• You cannot record or erase images when the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick”
is set to LOCK.
• The position and shape of the write protect tab may be different depending on the
model.
• We recommend backing up important data.
•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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“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. 109). However, formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick”.
“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“Memory Stick” Operations
•Windows and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
•Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
•Real Player is either a registered trademark or treademark of RealNet works, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
•All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “” and “” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Inserting a “Memory Stick”
Insert a “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the v mark
facing up as illustrated.
Access lamp
“Memory Stick” slot
Ejecting a “Memory Stick”
Slide MEMORY EJECT in the direction of the arrow.
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, the image
data breakdown may occur.
If “
MEMORYSTICK ERROR” is displayed
The “Memory Stick” may be corrupted. If this occurs, use another “Memory Stick”.
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Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction
Using a touch panel
Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen. Press the LCD panel directly
to operate each function.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK 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/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.
Refer to relevant pages for each function.
1
POWER
LOCK
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
In the memory camera
mode
“Memory Stick” Operations
3~6
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
SPOT
METER
MENU
PLAY
INDEX EXPO–
SURE
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
LCD
BRT
PLAY
INDEX
MEM
MIX
2
In the memory
camera mode
In the memory
playback mode (still
image)
PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT
SELF
TIMER
PLAY
INDEX
VOL
PLAY
INDEX
FN
–
+
CAM
INDEX
FN
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To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To execute settings
Press EXEC or
OK.
To cancel settings
Press
OFF to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
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 objects such as pens.
•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. 177).
When executing each item
The green bar appears above the item.
If the items are not available
The color of the items changes to grey.
Touch panel
You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder (p. 63).
Press FN to display the following buttons:
In the memory camera mode
PAGE1
MENU, PLAY, INDEX, SPOT METER, EXPOSURE
PAGE2
LCD BRT, PLAY, INDEX, MEM MIX
PAGE3
SELFTIMER, PLAY, INDEX, VOL
In the memory playback mode
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PAGE1
MENU, CAM, INDEX, DELETE, + , –
PAGE2
LCD BRT, CAM, INDEX, PB ZOOM, + , –
PAGE3
DATA CODE, CAM, INDEX, + , –
Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction
Selecting still image quality mode
You can select image quality mode in still image recording. The default setting is FINE.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VCR. Make sure that the LOCK is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
in the menu settings, then press
(3) Press MENU, then select STILL SET in
EXEC (p. 105).
(4) Select QUALITY with r/R to set a desired image quality, then press EXEC.
2
1
LOCK
VCR
SINGLE
4
EXIT
MEMORY SET FINE
STILL SET
PIC MODE
FINE
QUALITY
STANDARD
REMAIN
23
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
RET.
“Memory Stick” Operations
EXIT
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
PIC MODE
QUALITY
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
3
LOCK
POWER
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
Image quality settings
Setting
Meaning
FINE
(Indicator: FINE)
Use this mode when you want to record high quality images.
The image is compressed to about 1/6.
STANDARD
(Indicator:STD)
This is the standard image quality. The image is compressed
to about 1/10.
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Note
In some cases, changing the image quality mode may not affect the image quality,
depending on the types of images you are shooting.
Differences in image quality mode
Recorded images are compressed in JPEG format before being stored in memory. The
memory capacity allotted to each image varies depending on the selected image quality
mode. Details are shown in the table below. (The image size is 640 × 480, regardless of
image quality mode. The data size before compression is about 600 KB.)
Image quality mode
Memory capacity
FINE (FINE)
About 100 KB
STANDARD (STD)
About 60 KB
Image quality mode indicator
The image quality mode indicator is not displayed during playback.
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Selecting the size of a moving picture
You can select 320 × 240 or 160 × 112 of the moving picture size. 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.
in the menu setting, then press
(3) Press MENU, then select MOVIE SET in
EXEC (p. 105).
(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:
320
LOCK
POWER
LOCK
3
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
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
R EMA I N
3 0 sec
r
R
EXEC
RET.
4
“Memory Stick” Operations
1
160
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
r
R
EXEC
RET.
5
MEMOR Y S E T
EXIT
160
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
2
FN
R EMA I N
2 min
r
R
EXEC
RET.
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Image size settings
Setting
Meaning
640 × 480
Records 640 × 480 still images.
320 × 240
160 × 112
Indicator
Recording
Playback
————
————
Records 320 × 240 moving pictures.
320
320
Records 160 × 112 moving pictures.
160
160
Maximum recording time of moving pictures
Image size
Maximum recording time
320 × 240
15 seconds
160 × 112
60 seconds
Approximate number of still images you can record on a
“Memory Stick”
The number of images you can record varies depending on which image quality mode you
select and the complexity of the subject.
4MB type (supplied):
FINE (FINE)
40 images
STANDARD (STD)
60 images
8MB type (optional):
FINE (FINE)
81 images
STANDARD (STD)
122 images
16MB type (optional):
FINE (FINE)
164 images
STANDARD (STD)
246 images
32MB type (optional):
FINE (FINE)
329 images
STANDARD (STD)
494 images
64MB type (optional):
FINE (FINE)
659 images
STANDARD (STD)
988 images
128MB type (optional):
120
FINE (FINE)
1319 images
STANDARD (STD)
1978 images
Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction
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.
4MB type (supplied):
Picture size
Recording time
160 × 112
320 × 240
2 min. 40 sec.
40 sec.
8MB type (optional):
Picture size
Recording time
160 × 112
320 × 240
5 min. 20 sec.
1 min. 20 sec.
16MB type (optional):
Picture size
Recording time
160 × 112
320 × 240
10 min. 40 sec.
2 min. 40 sec.
Picture size
Recording time
160 × 112
320 × 240
21 min. 20 sec.
5 min. 20 sec.
64MB type (optional):
Picture size
Recording time
160 × 112
320 × 240
42 min. 40 sec.
10 min. 40 sec.
“Memory Stick” Operations
32MB type (optional):
128MB type (optional):
Picture size
Recording time
160 × 112
320 × 240
85 min. 20 sec.
21 min. 20 sec.
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Recording still images on “Memory
Stick” – Memory Photo recording
You can record still images on the “Memory Stick”. You can also record nine still
images continuously. (MULTI SCRN)
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 focus are adjusted, being targeted for the
middle of the image and are fixed. Recording does not start yet.
(3) Press PHOTO deeper. The image displayed on the screen will be recorded on a
“Memory Stick”. Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator
disappears.
2
FINE
Approximate number of images can
be recorded on the “Memory Stick”.
1 / 12
Number of recorded images.
PLAY
3
INDEX
FN
FINE
CAPTURE
PLAY
INDEX
FN
1
LOCK
POWER
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
122
LOCK
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”
– Memory Photo recording
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The following functions do not work:
– Wide mode
– Digital zoom
– SteadyShot function
– SUPER NIGHTSHOT
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– Title
– Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
– Sports lesson mode of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
When you are recording a still image
You can neither turn off the power nor press PHOTO.
When recording still images at step 2
The image momentarily flickers. This is not a malfunction.
The number of still images you can record on a “Memory Stick”
It varies according to the image quality mode and the complexity of the subject.
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. 36).
“Memory Stick” Operations
When you press the PHOTO button on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
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– Memory Photo recording
Recording images continuously
You can record still images continuously. Select the multi screen mode described below
before recording.
Multi screen mode
Your camcorder shoots 9 still images at about 0.5 sec intervals and displays the images
)
on a single page divided into 9 boxes. ( Indicator:
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the
right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then set PIC MODE in STILL SET to MULTI SCRN in
in the
menu settings.
1
LOCK
VCR
2
LOCK
POWER
3
MEMOR Y S E T
ST I L L SET
P I C MO D E
r
R
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
EXIT
S I NG L E
M U L T I S CR N
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
If the capacity of the “Memory Stick” becomes full
“
FULL” appears on the screen, and you cannot record still images on this “Memory
Stick”.
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Note on using the video flash light (optional)
The video flash light does not work in the multi screen mode.
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”
– 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 PAGE3.
(3) Press SELFTIMER in the standby mode.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(4) Press PHOTO firmly.
Self-timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound. In the last 2
seconds of the countdown, the beep sound gets faster, then recording starts
automatically.
4
2
FN
“Memory Stick” Operations
PHOTO
To record moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s with the selftimer
Press START/STOP in step 4. To stop the recording, press START/STOP again.
To cancel the self-timer recording
Press SELFTIMER so that the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen. You
cannot cancel the self-timer recording using the Remote Commander.
Note
The self-timer recording mode is automatically canceled when:
– The self-timer recording is finished.
– The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
To check the image to be recorded
You can check the image with pressing the PHOTO button lightly, then press it deeper
to start the self-timer recording.
125
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.
(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.
(4) Press PHOTO deeper. The image displayed on the screen will be recorded on a
“Memory Stick”. Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator
disappears.
3
FINE
1 / 40
CAPTURE
4
FINE
FN
1
POWER
LOCK
VCR
2
FN
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
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 comform with your camcorder. Check the format of the “Memory Stick”.
If you press PHOTO lightly in the playback mode
Your camcorder stops momentarily.
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Recording an image from a tape as a still image
Sound recorded on a tape
You cannot record the 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 “Memory Stick” is recorded. Various settings are
not recorded.
When you press the PHOTO button on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
Recording a still image from other equipment
(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
viwfinder.
(3) Follow the steps 3 and 4 on page 126.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Before opration
to LCD in the menu settings (p. 105). (The defalt setting is LCD.)
•Set DISPLAY in
•Set A/V t DV OUT in
to OFF in the menu settings (p. 105). (The defalt setting is
OFF.)
Using the A/V connecting cable
A/V
OUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
S VIDEO
: Signal flow
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video jack on the VCR or
the TV.
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Recording an image from a tape as a still image
If your TV or VCR has an S VIDEO jack
Connect using an S video cable (optional) to obtain high-quality pictures.
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 (DV connecting cable)
DV
DV
DV OUT
: Signal flow
(optional)
Note
The “ ” flashes in the following instances. If this happens, eject and insert “Memory
Stick“ again, and record distortion-free images.
– When recording on a tape in a poor recording state, for example, on a tape that has
been repeatedly used for dubbing
– When attempting to input images that are distorted due to poor radio wave reception
when a TV tuner unit is in use
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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.
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. When IMAGESIZE in
the menu settings is set to 160 × 112, the maximum recording time is 60
seconds. However, when IMAGESIZE in the menu settings is set to 320 × 240,
the maximum recording time is 15 seconds.
4 0 min
POWER
320 REC
LOCK
VCR
2
0:0 3
[ 1 5 SEC ]
BBB
INDEX
FN
This indicator is displayed for 5 seconds after
pressing START/STOP. This indicator is not
recorded.
LOCK
POWER
LOCK
VCR
1
“Memory Stick” Operations
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
PLAY
Recording time indicator can be recorded on
the “Memory Stick”
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
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
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– Title
– Low lux of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
– Sports lesson of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
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 for the flash may be recorded.
Recording date/time
The date/time are not displayed while 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 use the Remote Commander for this operation
(p. 36).
During recording on “Memory Stick”
Do not eject the cassette tape from your camcorder. During ejecting the tape, sound is
not recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
130
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 at the scene where you want to start recording from.
(3) Press START/STOP. When IMAGESIZE in the menu settings is set to 160 ×
112, the maximum recording time is 60 seconds. However, when IMAGESIZE
in the menu settings is set to 320 × 240, the maximum recording time is 15
seconds.
POWER
LOCK
N 0:1 5:4 2:4 3
0:0 3
[ 1 5 SEC ]
4 0 min
320 REC
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
POWER
VCR
3
LOCK
VCR
1
“Memory Stick” Operations
2
Recording time indicator can be recorded on
the “Memory Stick.”
BBB
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
This indicator is displayed for 5 seconds after
pressing START/STOP. This indicator is not
recorded.
To stop recording
Press START/STOP.
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Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture
Notes
• Sound recorded in 48 kHz is converted to one in 32 kHz when recording images from
a tape to “Memory Stick”s.
• Sound recorded in stereo is converted to monaural sound when recording from tapes.
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.
Recording date/time
The recording data (date/time) when it is recorded on “Memory Stick” is recorded.
Various settings are not recorded.
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 from an external unit used to play back the image
(p. 133).
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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.)
•Select A/V t DV OUT to OFF in the menu setting (p. 105). (The default setting is
OFF.)
(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 131 from the steps 3 on wards at the point
where you want to start recording.
Using the A/V connecting cable
“Memory Stick” Operations
A/V
OUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
S VIDEO
: 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
Connect using an S video cable (optional) to obtain high-quality pictures.
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 a picture from a tape as a moving picture
Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
DV
DV OUT
DV
(optional)
: Signal flow
Note
The “ ” flashes in the following instances. If this happens, eject and insert “Memory
Stick“ again, and record distortion-free images.
– When recording on a tape in a poor recording state, for example, on a tape that has
been repeatedly used for dubbing
– When attempting to input images that are distorted due to poor radio wave reception
when a TV tuner unit is in use
During recording on “Memory Stick”
Do not eject the cassette tape from your camcorder. During ejecting the tape, sound is
not recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
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Superimposing a still image in a “Memory
Stick” on a moving picture – 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 a blue area of a still image such as an illustration or a frame with a
moving picture.
M. LUMI (Memory luminancekey)
You can swap a brighter area of a still image such as a handwritten illustlation or title
with a moving picture. Record a title on a “Memory Stick” before a trip or event for
convenience.
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. The blue area
of the moving picture will be swapped with a still image.
M. CHROM
Still image
Moving picture
M C AM
C H R OM
Blue
M. LUMI
Still image
Moving picture
Still image
Moving picture
“Memory Stick” Operations
M.OVERLAP* (Memory overlap)
You can make a moving picture fade in on top of a still image.
M C AM
L UM I
C. CHROM
C AM M
C H R OM
Blue
M. OVERLAP*
Still image
Moving picture
OV ER–
L AP
* The superimposed image using Memory overlap function can be recorded on tapes
only.
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Superimposing a still image in a “Memory Stick” on a moving
picture – 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 the standby mode, press FN and select PAGE2.
(3) Press MEM MIX. The last recorded or last composed image appears on the
lower part of the screen as a thumbnail image.
(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.
(7) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(8) Press START/STOP to start recording.
1
POWER
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
3
MEM MIX
OFF MCCAM OVER–
LUMI LAP
MEM
MIX
OK
CAMCM MCCAM
CHROM CHROM
Still image
100–0001
–
2
4,5
–
FN
+
MEM MIX
OFF
+
OK
M. LUMI
–
6
+
100–0001
–
+
MEM MIX
OFF
–
+
OK
M. LUMI
–
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LOCK
+
100–0001
–
+
Superimposing a still image in a “Memory Stick” on a moving
picture – MEMORY MIX
Items to adjust
M. CHROM
The color (blue) scheme of the area in the still image which is to be
swapped with a moving picture
M. LUMI
The color (bright) scheme of the area in the still image which is to be
swapped with a moving picture
C. CHROM
The color (blue) scheme of the area in the moving picture 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.
To change the still image to be superimposed
Press –/+ on the right lower corner before step 6.
To cancel MEMORY MIX
Press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
To press PHOTO button in step 8
You can record a still images on a tape.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Note
You cannot change the still image to superimpose in the memory overlap mode. Once
cancel the memory overlap mode to change the still image.
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Superimposing a still image in a “Memory Stick” on a moving
picture – 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 the standby mode, press FN and select PAGE2.
(3) Press MEM MIX. The last recorded or last composed image appears on the
lower part of the screen as a thumbnail image.
(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.
(7) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(8) Press PHOTO deeply. Recording is completed when the bar scroll indicator
disappears. The image displayed on the screen will be recorded on a “Memory
Stick”.
1
POWER
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
3
MEM MIX
OFF MCCAM
LUMI
MEM
MIX
OK
CAMCM MCCAM
CHROM CHROM
Still image
100–0001
–
2
4,5
–
FN
+
MEM MIX
OFF
+
OK
M. LUMI
–
6
+
100–0001
–
+
MEM MIX
OFF
–
+
OK
M. LUMI
–
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LOCK
+
100–0001
–
+
Superimposing a still image in a “Memory Stick” on a moving
picture – MEMORY MIX
Items to adjust
M. CHROM
M. LUMI
C. CHROM
The color (blue) scheme of the area in the still image which is to be
swapped with a moving picture
The color (bright) scheme of the area in the still image which is to be
swapped with a moving picture
The color (blue) scheme of the area in the moving picture which is to be
swapped with a still image
The fewer bars there are on the screen, the stronger the effect.
To change the still image to be superimposed
Press –/+ on the right lower corner before step 6.
To cancel MEMORY MIX
Press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
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: 2 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. 155).
“Memory Stick” Operations
Notes
•You cannot use 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.
•You cannot reselect the mode. Press
OFF again to return to PAGE2.
Image data modified with your computers or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to play them back with your camcorder.
To record a still image without any effect on a tape
Press –/+ on the left corner to increase the bars to maximum in the M. LUMI mode in
step 6.
When recording images on a “Memory Stick” using the MEMORY MIX function
The PROGRAM AE function does not work.
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Copying still images from a tape
– Photo save
Using the search function, you can automatically take 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.
in the menu settings. “PHOTO
(3) Press MENU, then select PHOTO SAVE in
BUTTON” appears on the LCD screen.
(4) Press PHOTO firmly. The still image from the tape is recorded on a “Memory
Stick”. The number of still images copied is displayed. “END” is displayed
when copying is completed.
4
PHOTO SAVE
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
PHOTO SAVE
0 : 30 : 00 : 00
0 / 40
F I NE
4 / 40
F I NE
SAV I NG
0
END
4
END
END
2
POWER
END
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
PHOTO SAVE READY
MENU
PHOTO SAVE
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
3
LOCK
VCR
1
FN
0 : 00 : 00 : 00
0 / 40
F I NE
PHOTO BUTTON
r
R
EXEC
RET.
END
To stop or end copying
Press
END.
To return to FN
Press
END to return to PAGE1, then press EXIT.
When the memory of 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.
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END,
Copying still images from a tape – Photo save
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.
If the write-protect tab 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
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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 6
images including moving pictures in order 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 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
LOCK
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
PLAY
LOCK
POWER
VCR
1
To stop memory photo playback
Press CAM.
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 DCF98 standard.
•“
- DIRECTORY ERROR” may appear on the LCD screen if the structure of the
directory does not conform to the DCF98 standard. While 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.
Image data modified with your computers or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to play them back with your camcorder.
Still image
You can select still images also with –/+ on PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
When no image is recorded on the “Memory Stick”
The message “
NO FILE” appears
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Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback
Screen indicators during still image playback
Image number/Total number of recorded images
100–0006
6 / 40
MEMORY PLAY
Print mark
Protect indicator
Recording data
JUL 4 2001
12:05:56 AM
–
+
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. 36).
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Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback
Playing back 6 recorded images at a time (index screen)
You can play back 6 recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when
searching for a particular image.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK 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 6 images
t : to display the following 6 images
B mark
MARK
-MARK
T
DEL
EXIT
1
2
3
4
5
6
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 (p. 112).
Image data modified with personal 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 6 images including still images in order 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,
press –. To see the next picture, press +.
(4) Press MPEG N X to start playback.
(5) Press VOL–/VOL+ to adjust the volume
– : To turn down
+ : To turn up
1
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
PLAY
LOCK
POWER
“Memory Stick” Operations
2
To stop MPEG movie playback
Press MPEG N X.
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.
Image data modified with personal computers or shot with other equipment
You may not be able to play them back with your camcorder.
When no image is recorded on the “Memory Stick”
The message “ NO FILE” appears.
Moving picture
You can select moving pictures also with –/+ on PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
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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
MPEG
NX
320
1 / 20
MEMOR Y P L A Y
0:1 2
VOL
–
– –4 2001
–
JUL
12
05 :–
56
–: –
–
+
VOL
Memory playback indicator
+
Protect indicator
CAM
INDEX
FN
Data directory number/File number
Recording date/time. (Various settings are
displayed as “– – –”.)
Recording date/time
To display the recording date/time, press DATA CODE during playback. Various
settings are not displayed. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation
(p. 36).
To make screen indicators disappear
Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL.
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Viewing images using your computer
You can view data recorded on the “Memory Stick” using your computer.
Notes
•Data recorded on the “Memory Stick” is stored in the following formats. Make sure
that applications that support these file formats are installed on your computer.
– Still images:
JPEG format
– Moving images/audio: MPEG format
•An application such as Real Player or Windows Media Player capable of playing back
MPEG picture must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
•QuickTime 3.0 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Recommended computer environment
Recommended Windows environment
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me or Windows 2000
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
Recommended Macintosh environment
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1 standard installation
However, note that the update 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 connector must be provided as standard.
“Memory Stick” Operations
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
Notes
•Operations are not guaranteed for either the Windows or Macintosh environment if
you connect 2 or more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time or when
using a hub.
•Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some
equipment may not operate.
•Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
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Viewing images using your computer
Installing the USB driver
Before connecting your camcorder to your computer, install the USB driver to the
computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for viewing
images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with your camcorder.
Do not connect the USB cable to your computer before installation of the USB driver is
completed.
For Windows 98/98SE/Me,
Windows 2000 users
(1) Turn on the power of your computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The
application software screen appeares.
(3) Set the cursor on “USB Driver Installation for Windows 98/98SE/Me and
Windows 2000” and click. USB driver installation starts.
(4) Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.
(5) Connect the USB jack on your camcorder with the USB connector on your
computer using the supplied USB cable.
(6) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, connect the AC power adaptor
and set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
USB MODE appears on the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your computer
recognizes the camcorder, and the Windows Add Hardware Wizard starts.
(7) Follow the on-screen messages to have the Add Hard Ware Wizard recognize
the hardware. The Add Hardware Wizard starts twice because 2 different USB
drivers are installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without
interrupting it.
USB jack
USB connector
USB cable
Computer
Push into the end
Notes
• 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.
• The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as your computer was connected to
your camcorder before installation of the USB driver was completed. Re-install the
USB driver following the procedure on page 149.
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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. Perform the following
procedure to correctly install the USB driver.
Step 1 Uninstall the incorrect USB driver
Step 2 Install the USB driver on the CD-ROM
“Memory Stick” Operations
1 Turn on the power and allow Windows to load.
2 Connect the USB jack on your computer to the USB jack on your camcorder
using the USB cable supplied with your camcorder.
3 Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, connect the AC power adapter,
and set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
4 Open your computer’s “Device Manager.”
Windows 2000 Professional:
Open “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “Hardware” tab, and click the
“Device Manager” button.
Other OS:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System,”, and click “Device
Manager”.
5 Select “Other devices”.
Select the device prefixed with the “?” mark and delete.
Ex: (?)Sony Handycam
6 Turn the power OFF (CHARGE), and then disconnect the USB cable.
7 Reboot your computer.
Perform the entire procedure listed in “Installing the USB Driver” on the page 148.
For Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 users
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Turn on the power of your computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the OS to open the window.
Move the following 2 files from the window opened in step 3 to the System
Folder icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag and drop).
•Sony Camcorder USB Driver
•Sony Camcorder USB Shim
(6) When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click OK.
(7) Restart your computer.
For Mac OS 9.1
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
For Windows users
(1) Turn on the power of your computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the
other end to the USB connector on your computer.
(3) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, and connect the AC power
adaptor to your camcorder and then to a wall outlet.
(4) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
USB MODE appears on the screen of the camcorder.
(5) Open “My Computer” on Windows and double click the newly recognized
drive. (Example: “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. 152).
USB jack
USB connector
Computer
USB cable
Desired file type
Push into the end
Double-click in this order
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Moving picture*
“Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
t “100msdcf” 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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Unplug the USB cable/Eject the “Memory Stick”
For Windows 2000/Me users
To unplug the USB cable or eject the “Memory Stick”, follow the procedure below.
(1) Move the cursor to the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon on the Task Tray and
click to cancel the applicable drive.
(2) A message to remove the device from the system appears, then unplug the
USB cable or eject the “Memory Stick.”
For Macintosh users
(1) Quit application programs opened.
Make sure that the access lamp of the hard disk is not lit.
(2) Drag and drop the “Memory Stick” icon to the Trash or select Eject under the
Special menu.
(3) Eject the “Memory Stick.”
“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 optimize the “Memory Stick” on a Windows machine. This will shorten the
“Memory Stick” life.
•Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played
back on your camcorder.
“Memory Stick” Operations
Notes on using your computer
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 a retouch software from your computer to
the camcorder or when you directly modify the image on the camcorder, the image
format will differ so a file error indicator may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
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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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 the camera is [E:])
Folder containing still image data
Folder containing moving picture data
Folder
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File
Meaning
100msdcf
DSC0ssss.JPG
Still image file
Moml0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
Moving picture file
Enlarging still images recorded on
“Memory Stick”s – Memory PB ZOOM
You can enlarge still images recorded on a “Memory Stick.”
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) In the memory playback mode, 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 at twice the size. If you press the other area, the area moves
to the center of the screen.
1
2,3
FN
PB ZOOM
3/14
MEMORY PLAY
100–0003
END
“Memory Stick” Operations
PB
ZOOM
To cancel the Memory PB ZOOM function
Press
END.
Note
You cannot record the images in the “Memory Stick” enlarged by the Memory PB
ZOOM mode. Record the images on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
Pictures in the Memory PB ZOOM mode
Pictures are not output through the DV jack.
In the Memory PB ZOOM mode
If you press DISPLAY/ TOUCH PANEL button, the frame on the Memory PB ZOOM
screen disappears. You cannot move the part you pressed to the center of the screen.
Edge of enlarged image
The edge of the enlarged image cannot be displayed at the center of the screen.
Moving pictures recorded on “Memory Stick”s
The PB ZOOM function does not work.
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Playing back images in a continuous loop
– SLIDE SHOW
You can automatically play back images in sequence. This function is useful especially
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 is set to the
right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select SLIDE SHOW in
in the menu settings (p. 105).
And press EXEC.
(4) Press START. Your camcorder plays back the images recorded on a “Memory
Stick” in sequence.
1
SL I DE SHOW
100–00001
START
–
LOCK
MEMORY
4
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
FN
LOCK
POWER
VCR
2
1/6
+
END
To stop the slide show
Press
END.
To pause during a slide show
Press PAUSE.
To return to FN
Press
END to return to PAGE1, then press EXIT.
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.
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If you change the “Memory Stick” during operation
The slide show does not operate. If you change the “Memory Stick”, be sure to follow
the steps again from the beginning.
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 swich is set to
the right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX on your camcorder 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
1
LOCK
VCR
-MARK
T
DEL
EXIT
RET
EXIT
-MARK
1
2
3
1 -
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
1 / 40
t
T
2 / 40
“Memory Stick” Operations
MARK
-MARK
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
INDEX
3,4
LOCK
POWER
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 tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot carry out image protection.
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Deleting images
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 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 LCD screen.
(5) Press OK. The selected image is deleted.
3
1
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
DELETE
100–00010
DELE–
TE
LOCK
VCR
FN
4
LOCK
POWER
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 tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot delete images.
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Deleting images
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 is set to the
right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX on your camcorder to display the index.
(3) Press DEL. Then press the image you want to delete. The number of the
selected image is highlighted.
(4) Prees EXEC. “DELETE?” appears on the LCD screen.
(5) Press OK. The selected images are deleted.
2
1
LOCK
DEL
DEL
EXIT
RET
DEL
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
MARK
-MARK
EXEC
EXIT
1
2
3
1 -
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
T
1 / 40
t
T
3 / 40
“Memory Stick” Operations
VCR
INDEX
3
LOCK
POWER
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting an image
Press CANCEL in step 5.
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Deleting images
Deleting all the images
You can delete all the unprotected images in a “Memory Stick”.
Before operation
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the
right (unlock) position.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU, then select DELETE ALL in
in the menu settings (p. 105).
And press EXEC.
(4) Select OK, then press EXEC.
(5) Select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
“DELETING” appears on the LCD screen. When all the unprotected images
are deleted, “COMPLETE” is displayed.
2
1
EXIT
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
SL I DE SHOW
DELETE ALL READY
FORMAT
EXEC
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
R
LOCK
VCR
FN
3
LOCK
POWER
EXIT
MEMORY SET
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
SL I DE SHOW
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 3 or 4, 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 is set to the
right (unlock) position.
(2) Press INDEX on your camcorder 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.
1
LOCK
VCR
MARK
-MARK
MARK
T
DEL
EXIT
RET
MEMORY
OFF CAMERA
(CHARGE)
INDEX
3,4
LOCK
POWER
MARK
EXIT
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
1 / 40
t
T
2 / 40
“Memory Stick” Operations
2
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
disappears.
If the write-protect tab 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.
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— Troubleshooting —
Types of trouble and their solutions
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 worked. See page 166.
In the recording mode
Symptom
START/STOP does not operate.
The power goes off.
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.
A vertical band appears when you
shoot a very bright subject.
• This is not a malfunction.
Some tiny white spots appear on the
screen.
• Slow shutter, low lux or Super NightShot mode is
activated. This is not a malfunction.
• 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 inserted, your camcorder
automatically starts the demonstration.
c Insert a cassette or press the LCD screen. The
demonstration stops. You can also cancel DEMO MODE
(p. 110).
An unknown picture is displayed on
the screen.
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Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is not set to CAMERA.
c Set it to CAMERA (p. 22).
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape or insert a new one (p. 19, 38).
• The write-protect tab is set to expose the red mark.
c Use a new tape or slide the tab (p. 19).
• The tape is stuck to the drum (moisture condensation).
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize (p. 175).
• While being operated in CAMERA mode, your camcorder
has been in the standby mode for more than 5 minutes.
c Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) and then to
CAMERA (p. 22).
• The battery pack is dead or nearly dead.
c Install a fully charged battery pack.
• Viewfinder is not extended to the end.
c Pull out the viewfinder.
• The viewfinder lens is not adjusted.
c Adjust the viewfinder lens (p. 26).
• STEADYSHOT is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 105).
• The setting is the manual focus mode.
c Press FOCUS to set to the auto focus mode. (p. 59)
• Shooting conditions are not suitable for autofocus.
c Adjust to focus manually (p. 59).
• The LCD panel is open.
c Close the LCD panel. (p. 24)
• The contrast between the subject and background is too
high. This is not a malfunction.
Types of trouble and their solutions
Symptom
The picture is recorded in incorrect or
unnatural colors.
Picture appears too bright, and the
subject does not appear on the
screen.
The click of the shutter does not
sound.
A horizontal band appears when
shooting a TV screen or computer
screen.
An external flash (optional) does not
work.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• NIGHTSHOT is set to ON.
c Set it to OFF (p. 29).
• NIGHTSHOT is set to ON in a bright place.
c Set it to OFF (p. 29).
• The backlight function is active.
c Set it off (p. 29).
• BEEP is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to MELODY or NORMAL (p. 105).
• Set STEADYSHOT to OFF in the menu settings (p. 105).
• The power of the external flash is off or the power source
is not installed.
c Turn on the external flash or install the power source.
• Two or more external flashes (optional) are attached.
c Only one external flash (optional) can be attached not
fully charged.
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 heads using the cleaning cassette (optional)
clear or does not appear.
(p. 176).
No sound or only a low sound is
• The volume is turned to minimum.
heard when playing back a tape.
c Turn up the volume (p. 34).
• AUDIO MIX is set to ST2 in the menu settings.
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 105).
Displaying the recorded date, date
• The tape has no cassette memory.
search function does not work.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 70).
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 105).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion
(p. 169).
The title search function does not
• The tape has no cassette memory.
work.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 69).
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 105).
• There is no title in the tape.
c Superimpose the titles (p. 98).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion
(p. 169).
The new sound added to the
• AUDIO MIX is set to ST1 side in the menu settings.
recorded tape is not heard.
c Adjust AUDIO MIX in the menu settings (p. 105).
The title is not displayed.
• TITLE DSPL is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON in the menu settings (p. 105).
Playback is not possible.
(continued on the following page)
Troubleshooting
In the playback mode
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Types of trouble and their solutions
In the recording and playback modes
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. 12, 13).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet.
c Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet (p. 16).
The end search function does not
• The tape was ejected after recording when using a tape
work.
without cassette memory (p. 32).
• You have not recorded on the new cassette yet.
• The tape has a blank portion in the beginning or middle.
The end search function does not
work correctly.
(p. 169).
• The temperature of the environment is too low.
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
• The battery pack is not fully charged.
c Charge the battery pack fully again (p. 13).
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack (p. 12).
The battery remaining indicator does • You have used the battery pack in an extremely hot or
not indicate the correct time.
cold environmment for a long time.
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack (p. 12).
• The battery is not fully charged.
c Charge the battery pack fully again (p. 13).
• A deviation has occured in the remaining time.
c Charge the battery pack fully again (p. 13).
• A deviataion has occurred in the remaining battery time.
The power goes off although the
c Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication
battery remaining indicator indicates
on the battery remaining indicator is correct (p. 13).
that the battery pack has enough
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.
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• The power source is disconnected.
c Connect it firmly (p. 12, 16).
• The battery is not fully charged.
c Use a charged battery pack (p. 13).
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize (p. 175).
• The gold-plated connector of the tape is dirty or dusty.
c Clean the gold-plated connector (p. 170).
• The q REMAIN is set to AUTO in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON to always display the remaining tape
indicator (p. 105).
Types of trouble and their solutions
When operating using the “Memory Stick”
Symptom
The “Memory Stick” does not
function.
Recording does not function.
The image cannot be deleted.
Deleting all the images cannot be
carried out.
You cannot protect the image.
You cannot write a print mark on
the still image.
The photo save function does not
work.
You cannot playback images in
actual size.
(continued on the following page)
Troubleshooting
You cannot format the “Memory
Stick”.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is not set to MEMORY.
c Set it to MEMORY (p. 122).
• The “Memory Stick” is not inserted.
c Insert a “Memory Stick” (p. 114).
• The “Memory Stick” has already been recorded to its full
capacity.
c Delete unnecessary images and record again (p. 156).
• The “Memory Stick” formatted incorrectly is inserted.
c Format the “Memory Stick” using your camcorder or
use another “Memory Stick” (p. 109).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• The image is protected.
c Cancel image protection (p. 155).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• INDEX screen is not displayed.
c The protect marks cannot be written to the single screen
(p. 155).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• INDEX screen is not displayed.
c The print marks cannot be written to the single screen
(p. 159).
• The “Memory Stick” has been recorded to its full capacity.
c Delete unnecessary images and write a print mark again.
(p. 156, 159)
• You are trying to write a print mark on a moving picture.
c Print marks cannot be written to moving picture.
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 112).
• You may not be able to playback images in actual size
when you try to play back images recorded by other
equipment. This is not a malfunction.
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Types of trouble and their solutions
Others
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The tape has no cassette memory.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 98).
• The cassette memory is full.
c Erase unnecessary title (p. 100).
• The tape is set to prevent accidental erasure.
c Slide the write-protect tab so that red portion is not
visible (p. 19).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion.
c Superimpose the title to the recorded position (p. 98).
• The tape has no cassette memory.
The cassette label is not recorded.
c Use a tape with cassette memory (p. 103).
• The cassette memory is full.
c Erase some titles (p. 100).
• The tape is set to prevent accidental erasure.
c Slide the write-protect tab so that red portion is not
visible (p. 19).
• The input selector on the VCR is not set correctly.
Digital program editing does not
c Set the selector correctly, and check the connection
function.
between the VCR and your camcorder (p. 75, 76).
• The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other
than Sony using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable).
c Set it to IR (p. 78).
• Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is
attempted.
c Set the program again on a recorded portion (p. 85).
• The syncronicity of your camcorder and the VCR is not
adjusted.
c Adjust the syncronicity of the VCR (p. 83).
• The IR SETUP code is incorrect.
c Set the correct code (p. 79).
• COMMANDER is set to OFF in the menu settings.
The Remote Commander supplied
c Set it to ON (p. 105).
with your camcorder does not work.
• 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. 188).
• The batteries are dead.
c Insert new ones (p. 188).
The picture from a TV or VCR does
• DISPLAY is set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings.
not appear even when your
c Set it to LCD (p. 105).
The title is not recorded.
camcorder is connected to outputs on
the TV or VCR.
The melody or beep sounds for 5
seconds.
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• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize (p. 175).
• Some troubles have occurred in your camcorder.
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate
your camcorder.
Types of trouble and their solutions
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• Disconnect the AC power adaptor from a wall outlet or
remove the battery, then reconnect it in about 1 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. 186).
While charging the battery pack, the
• Charging is completed.
CHARGE lamp does not light up.
• The battery pack is not properly installed.
c Install it properly (p. 12).
You cannot charge the battery pack.
• The POWER switch is not set to OFF (CHARGE).
c Set it to OFF (CHARGE).
While charging the battery pack, the
• The battery pack is not properly installed.
CHARGE lamp flashes.
c Install it properly (p. 12).
• Something is wrong with the battery pack.
c Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
The buttons do not appear on the
• The DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button is pressed.
touch panel.
c Press the LCD screen lightly.
c Press the DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button on your
camcorder or the DISPLAY button on the Remote
Commander (p. 36).
The buttons on the LCD screen do
c Adjust the screen (CALIBRATION) (p. 177).
No function works though the power
is on.
• The mirror mode is activated.
This is not a malfunction.
Troubleshooting
not work.
The indicators appear mirrorreversed in the viewfinder or on the
TV screen.
Image data cannot be transferred by
the USB connection.
• 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. 149).
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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 2 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.
Five-digit display
C:04:ss
C:21:ss
C:22:ss
C:31:ss
C:32: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.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize (p. 175).
• The video heads are dirty.
c Clean the heads using the cleaning cassette (optional)
(p. 176).
• 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.
(example: 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
Warning indicator as to “Memory Stick”
formatting*
Fast flashing:
• “Memory Stick” is not formatted correctly
(p. 109).
•The “Memory Stick” data is corrupted.
C:21:00 Self-diagnosis display (p. 166).
Q Warning indicator as to tape
Slow flashing:
•The tape is near the end.
•No tape is inserted.*
•The write-protect tab on the cassette is out
(red) (p. 19).*
E The battery is dead or nearly dead
Slow flashing:
•The battery is nearly dead.
Depending on the operating conditions,
environment and battery condition, the E
indicator may flash, even if there are
approximately 5 to 10 minutes remaining.
Fast flashing:
•The battery is dead (p. 13).
% Moisture condensation has occurred*
Fast flashing:
•Eject the cassette, turn off your camcorder,
and leave it for about 1 hour with the cassette
compartment open (p. 175).
Warning indicator as to cassette
memory*
Slow flashing:
•No tape with cassette memory is inserted
(p. 169).
Warning indicator as to “Memory
Stick”*
Slow flashing:
•No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
•The write-protect “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK (p. 112).
Fast flashing:
•The “Memory Stick” is not readable with
your camcorder (p. 112).
•The image cannot be recorded on “Memory
Stick” (p. 128, 134).
Fast flashing:
•The tape has run out.*
Troubleshooting
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.
Z You need to eject the cassette*
Slow flashing:
•The write-protect tab on the cassette is out
(red) (p. 19).
Fast flashing:
•Moisture condensation has occurred (p. 175).
•The tape has run out.
•The self-diagnosis display function is
activated (p. 166).
- The image is protected*
Slow flashing:
•The image is protected (p. 155).
•The write-protect “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK (p. 112).
Warning indicator as to the flash
(optional)
Slow flashing:
•During charging.
Fast flashing:
•There is something wrong with the external
flash (optional).
* 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. 17).
• FOR “InfoLITHIUM”
BATTERY ONLY
Use an “InfoLIHIUM” battery pack (p. 15).
•
CLEANING CASSETTE2)
• COPY INHIBIT
You tried to record a picture that has a copyright control signal
(p. 169).1)
•
The tape cassette memory is full (p. 99).1)
FULL
•
16BIT
AUDIO MODE is set to 16BIT.1) You cannot dub new sound (p.
110).
•
REC MODE
REC MODE is set to LP.1) You cannot dub new sound (p. 110).
•
TAPE
There is no recorded portion on the tape.1) You cannot dub new
sound.
•
“i.LINK” CABLE
i.LINK cable is connected (p. 95).1) You cannot dub new sound.
•
FULL
The “Memory Stick” is full (p. 124).1)
•
NO FILE
No image is recorded on the “Memory Stick” (p. 142).1)
•
NO MEMORY STICK
No “Memory Stick” is inserted.1)
•
AUDIO ERROR
You are trying to record an image with sound that cannot be
recorded by your camcorder on “Memory Stick” (p. 107). 1)
•
MEMORY STICK ERROR
The “Memroy Stick” data is corrupted (p. 114).1)
•
FORMAT ERROR
The “Memory Stick” is not recognized (p. 109).1)
Check the format.
•
- DIRECTORY ERROR
There is more than two same directories (p. 142).1)
• Q Z TAPE END
The tape has reached the end of the tape.1)
• Q NO TAPE
Insert a cassette tape.1)
• DELETING
You press the PHOTO button on your camcorder while deleting
data in a “Memory Stick”.1)
• FORMATTING
You press the PHOTO button on your camcorder while
formatting a “Memory Stick”.1)
•
Charging an external flash (optional) does not work correctly.1)
NOW CHARGING
1)
2)
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The video heads are dirty (p. 176).
You hear the melody or beep sound.
The x indicator and “ CLEANING CASSETTE“ message appear one after another
on the screen.
— Additional Information —
Usable cassettes
Selecting cassette types
You can use the
mini DV cassette only*. You cannot use any other 8 mm,
Hi8, Digital8,
VHS,
VHSC,
S-VHS,
S-VHSC, Betamax,
ED Betamax or
DV cassette.
* There are two types of mini DV cassettes: with cassette memory and without cassette
memory. Tapes with cassette memory have
(Cassette Memory) mark. We
recommend that you use the tape with cassette memory.
mark on the cassette
is 4KB. Your camcorder can
The memory capacity of tapes marked with
accommodate up to 16KB. 16KB tape is marked with
.
This is the Mini DV mark.
Additional Information
The IC memory is built in the cassette with cassette memory. Using this IC memory,
your camcorder can read, write, and search data such as the date of recording or titles.
The functions using the cassette memory require successive signals recorded on the
tape. If the tape has a blank portion in the beginning or between the recorded
portions, a title may not be displayed properly or the search functions may not work
correctly.
Not to make any blank portion on the tape, press END SCH to return to the end of the
recorded portion before you begin the next recording when:
– you have ejected the cassette while recording.
– you have played back the tape in VCR mode.
If there is a blank portion or discontinuous signal on your tape, re-record from the
beginning to the end of the tape concerning above.
When you record, using a digital video camera recorder without a cassette memory
function, on a tape recorded by one with the cassette memory function, the same
result may occur.
This is the Cassette Memory mark.
These are trademarks.
Copyright signal
When you play back
Using any other video camera recorder, you cannnot record on a tape that has recorded
copyright control signals for copyright protection of software which is played back on
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 LCD screen, in the viewfinder 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 playback 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. 105).
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 programmes on your camcorder.
Notes on the mini DV cassette
When affixing a label on the mini DV 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 mini DV 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 of mini DV cassettes is dirty or dusty, you may not operate
the function using cassette memory. Clean up the gold-plated connector with cottonwool swab, about every 10 times ejection of a cassette. [b]
Do not affix a label around this
border.
[b]
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[a]
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.
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, indicating that the
battery pack is fully charged. 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
Additional Information
•Battery pack performance decreases in low-temperature surroundings. So, the time
that the battery pack can be used is shorter in cold place. 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/FM90/FM91, 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/FM90/FM91, 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 the standby mode or playback is paused.
•Have spare battery packs handy for two or three times the expected recording time,
and make a trial recordings before taking the actual recording.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.
•If the power may go 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 there is 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 ten minutes.
How to store the battery pack
•Even if the battery pack is not used for a long time, store it in a dry, cool place after
fully charging it once per year and then using the battery pack up on your camcorder.
This is to maintain the battery pack's functions.
•To use the battery pack up on your camcorder, leave your camcorder in the shooting
mode 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 according to how it is stored and operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
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About i.LINK
The DV jack on this unit is an i.LINK-compliant DV IN/OUT jack. 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 jack, 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 (DV connecting cable). When connecting this unit to i.LINK-compatible
equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks (DV jacks), 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 jack 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 jacks, see page 76.
This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV) 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 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 an NTSC system based camcorder. If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, it must be an NTSC system based TV with VIDEO/AUDIO input jack.
The following shows TV color systems used overseas.
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela,
etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Poland, 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 111 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 occurred
None of the functions except cassette ejection will work. Eject the cassette, turn off your
camcorder, and leave it for about 1 hour with the cassette compartment open. Your
camcorder can be used again if the % indicator does not appear when the power is
turned on again.
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 1 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 gets dirtier, the entire screen becomes blue [c].
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.
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. Then replace the screws in the
direction of the arrow 2.
Notes
•Do not drop or bend the eyecup shaft.
•Be careful when handling the eyecup.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder is supplied with a built-in rechargeable battery installed so as to retain
the date and time, etc., regardless of the setting of the POWER switch. 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 3 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 turned off for more than 24 hours.
Ajusting the LCD screen (CALIBRATION)
The buttons on the touch panel may not work correctly. If this happens, follow the
procedure below.
CALIBRATE
CALIBRATE
Additional Information
(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” supplied with your camcorder.
1 Touch at the upper left corner.
2 Touch at the lower right corner.
3 Touch in the middle of the screen.
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 touch 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 3 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.
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Maintenance information and precautions
AC power adaptor
•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
Additional Information
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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 occuring, 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 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.
Notes on dry batteries
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
LCD screen
Picture
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
50 × 37 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 3.5 W
Viewfinder 2.7 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.)
58 × 104 × 97 mm
(2 3/8 × 4 1/8 × 3 7/8 in.) (w/h/
d)
Mass (approx.)
490 g (1 lb 1 oz)
excluding the battery pack and
cassette
580 g (1 lb 2 oz)
including the battery pack,
NP-FM30, cassette DVM60 and
lens cap
Supplied accessories
See page 5.
AC power adaptor
AC-L10
Power requirements
100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
23 W
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A in the
operating mode
Battery charge terminal:
4.2 V, 1.5 A in charge mode
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (approx.)
125 × 39 × 62 mm (5 × 1 9/16 ×2
1/2 in.) (w/h/d) excluding
(projecting parts) power cord
Mass (approx.)
280 g (9.8 oz)
excluding the power cord
Additional Information
Video recording system
2 rotary heads
Helical scanning system
Audio recording system
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)
Approx. 2 min. and 30 seconds
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color)
Total dot number:
180 000 (800 × 225)
Image device
4.5 mm (1/4 type) CCD
(Charge Coupled Device)
Approx. 680 000 pixels
(Effective: 340 000 pixels)
Lens
Carl Zeiss
Combined power zoom lens
Filter diameter 30 mm. (1 3/16 in.)
10× (Optical), 120× (Digital)
Focal length
3.3 - 33 mm (5/32 - 1 5/16 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still
camera 42 - 420 mm (1 11/16 16 5/8 in.)
Color temperature
Auto, HOLD (Hold), nIndoor
(3 200K),
Outdoor (5 800K)
Minimum illumination
5 lx (lux) (F 1.7)
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
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
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Specifications
Battery pack
NP-FM30
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
5.0 Wh (700 mAh)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions (approx.)
38.2 × 20.5 × 55.6 mm
(1 9/16 × 13/16 × 2 1/4 in.)
(w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
65 g (2.3 oz)
Type
Lithium ion
“Memory Stick”
Memory
Flash memory
4MB: MSA-4A
Operating voltage
2.7-3.6V
Power consumption
Approx. 45mA in the operating
mode
Approx. 130µA in the standby
mode
Dimensions (approx.)
50 × 2.8 × 21.5 mm
(2 × 1/8 × 7/8 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
4 g (0.14 oz)
Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
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— Quick Reference —
Identifying the parts and controls
Camcorder
1
6
2
7
8
3
9
4
q;
qa
5
7 Viewfinder (p. 26)
2 LCD screen/Touch panel (p. 20, 115)
8 LOCK (p. 22)
3 OPEN button (p. 22)
9 POWER switch (p. 22)
4 CHARGE lamp (p. 13)
0 START/STOP button (p. 22)
5 Battery/Battery terminal cover (p. 12)
qa BATT (battery) release lever (p. 12)
6 Eyecup
Quick Reference
1 Lens cap (p. 22)
This mark indicates that this product is a genuine accessory for Sony
video products.
When purchasing Sony video products, Sony recommends that you
purchase accessories with this “GENUINE VIDEO ACCESSORIES”
mark.
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Identifying the parts and controls
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qs MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack
qg FOCUS button (p. 59)
qd A/V jack
qh S VIDEO jack (p. 40, 75, 89)
qf
(LANC) jack
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.
qj Holding Grip
About the Holding Grip
Hold the Holding Grip firmly as illustrated.
184
Identifying the parts and controls
wd
wf
qk
ql
w;
wg
wa
wh
ws
wj
qk Focus ring (p. 59)
wd Accessory shoe
ql Lens
wf Microphone (p. 22)
w; Infrared rays emmitter (p. 29)
wg
ws Camera recording lamp (p. 22)
wh
USB jack (p. 148)
wj DC IN jack (p. 16)
Quick Reference
wa Remote sensor
DV jack (p. 76)
The DV jack is i.LINK compatible.
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.
185
Identifying the parts and controls
wk
ed
wl
e;
ef
ea
eg
eh
es
ej
ek
wk NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 29)
ed PHOTO button (p. 41, 122)
wl SUPER NIGHTSHOT button (p. 29)
ef Power zoom lever (p. 27)
e; BACK LIGHT button (p. 29)
eg DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button (p. 36)
ea Speaker
eh RESET button (p. 165)
es i (headphones) jack
When you use headphones, the speaker
on your camcorder is silent.
ej Access lamp (p. 114)
Fastening the grip strap
Fasten the grip strap firmly.
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ek Grip Strap
Identifying the parts and controls
ra
el
rs
rd
r;
rf
rd OPEN/ZEJECT lever (p. 19)
r; Viewfinder lens adjustment lever
(p. 26)
rf 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.
ra Cassette lid (p. 19)
rs MEMORY EJECT lever (p. 114)
Quick Reference
el “Memory Stick” slot (p. 114)
187
Identifying the parts and controls
Remote Commander
The buttons that have the same name on the Remote Commander as on your camcorder
function identically to the buttons on your camcorder.
RMT-814
6
1
2
3
7
8
9
q;
4
5
1 PHOTO button (p. 41, 122)
7 ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 68)
2 DISPLAY button (p. 36)
8 START/STOP button (p. 22)
3 SEARCH MODE button (p. 69 to 74)
9 DATA CODE button (p. 36)
4 ./> buttons (p. 69 to 74)
q; Power zoom button (p. 27)
5 Video control buttons (p. 38)
6 Transmitter
Point toward the remote sensor to
control your camcorder after turning on
your camcorder.
To prepare the Remote Commander
Insert 2 size AA (R6) batteries by matching the + and – polarities on the batteries to the
+ – marks inside the battery compartment.
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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.
Identifying the parts and controls
Operation indicators
LCD screen and viewfinder
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 2 0 min
–
ST I LL
1 6 : 9W I DE
NEG . ART
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
STBY
+
AUTO
5 0 AWB
F11
9db
8
0:1 2:3 4
1 2 min
Z ERO S E T
M E MO R Y
END
SEARCH
DV I N
16B I T
100–0001
3 Zoom indicator (p. 27)/Exposure
indicator (p. 57)/Data file name
indicator (p. 112)
wg
wh
qh NIGHTSHOT indicator (p. 29)
qj Warning indicators (p. 167)
qk Tape counter indicator (p. 68)/Time code
indicator (p. 28)/Self-diagnosis indicator
(p. 166)/Photo mode indicator (p. 41, 122)/
Image number indicator (p. 122)
4 Digital effect indicator (p. 49)/
MEMORY MIX indicator (p. 135)/
FADER indicator (p. 45)
ql Remaining tape indicator (p. 28)/
Memory playback indicator (p. 142)
5 16:9WIDE indicator (p. 44)
wa END SEARCH indicator (p. 32)
6 Picture effect indicator (p. 48)
7 Data code indicator (p. 36)
ws DV IN indicator (p. 90)/A/V t DV
indicator (p. 88)
8 Date indicator
wd Audio mode indicator (p. 110)
9 PROGRAM AE indicator (p. 52)
wf Data file name indicator (p. 135)
This indicator appears when the
MEMORY MIX functions work. /Time
indicator
0 Backlight indicator (p. 29)
qa SteadyShot off indicator (p. 106)
qs Manual focus/Infinity indicator (p. 59)
qd Recording mode indicator (p. 110)
qf Self-timer indicator (p. 31, 125)
qg STBY/REC indicator (p. 22)/Video
control mode indicator (p. 38)/Picture
size indicator (p. 119)/Image quality
mode indicator (p. 117)
Quick Reference
2 Remaining battery time indicator
(p. 28)
wd
wf
9
0
qa
qs
1 Cassette memory indicator (p. 169)
qk
ql
w;
wa
ws
w; ZERO SET MEMORY indicator (p. 68)
wg Video flash ready indicator
This indicator appears when you use the
video flash light (optional).
wh Multi screen mode indicator (p. 124)
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Index
A, B
I, J, K, L
R
AC power adaptor .................. 13
Adjusting viewfinder ............. 26
Audio dubbing ........................ 94
AUDIO MIX .......................... 107
Audio mode ........................... 110
AUTO SHTR .......................... 106
A/V connecting cable ...... 40, 75
BACK LIGHT .......................... 29
Battery pack ............................. 12
BEEP ....................................... 111
BOUNCE .................................. 45
i.LINK ..................................... 172
Image protection ................... 155
Image quality mode ............. 117
Index screen ........................... 144
“InfoLITHIUM” battery ...... 171
Infrared rays emitter .............. 29
Interval recording ................... 60
JPEG ........................................ 112
Labelling a cassette ............... 103
(LANC) .............................. 184
LUMINANCEKEY ................. 49
Recording time ........................ 14
Rec Review .............................. 33
Remaining battery time
indicator ................................ 28
Remaining tape indicator ...... 28
Remote commander ............. 188
Remote sensor ....................... 185
RESET ..................................... 165
C, D
M, N
CALIBRATION ..................... 177
Camera chromakey .............. 135
Carl Zeiss lens ....................... 185
Cassette memory ............ 10, 169
Charging battery ..................... 13
Charging manganese-lithium
battery ................................. 177
Clock set ................................... 17
Cut recording .......................... 62
Data code ................................. 36
Date search .............................. 70
DEMO MODE ....................... 110
DIGITAL EFFECT ............ 49, 66
Digital program editing ......... 77
DISPLAY .................................. 36
DOT .......................................... 45
Dual sound track tape .......... 170
Dubbing a tape ........................ 75
DV connecting cable ............... 76
Main sound ............................ 170
Manual focus ........................... 59
Memory chromakey ............. 135
Memory luminancekey ........ 135
MEMORY MIX ...................... 135
Memory overlap ................... 135
“Memory Stick” .................... 112
Menu settings ........................ 105
Mirror mode ............................ 24
Moisture condensation ........ 175
MONOTONE .......................... 45
MOSC.FADER ......................... 45
MPEG ..................................... 112
Multi screen mode ................ 124
NIGHTSHOT .......................... 29
NORM. FADER ...................... 45
NTSC system ......................... 174
E
OLD MOVIE ............................ 49
Operation indicators ............ 189
OVERLAP ................................ 45
PB ZOOM ........................ 67, 153
Photo save .............................. 140
Photo scan ................................ 74
Photo search ............................ 72
PICTURE EFFECT ............ 48, 65
Picture search .......................... 38
Playback pause ........................ 38
Power zoom ............................. 27
Print mark .............................. 159
PROGRAM AE ....................... 52
EDIT SEARCH ........................ 32
END SEARCH ......................... 32
Exposure .................................. 57
F, G, H
Fade in/out .............................. 45
FLASH MOTION .................... 49
Flexible Spot Meter ................. 58
FOCUS ...................................... 59
Format .................................... 109
FRAME REC ............................ 62
Full charge ............................... 13
Grip strap ............................... 186
Heads ...................................... 176
Headphone jack .................... 186
HiFi SOUND ......................... 107
Holding Grip ................... 22, 184
190
O, P, Q
S
Self-diagnosis display .......... 166
Self-timer recording ....... 31, 125
Signal convert function .......... 88
Skip scan .................................. 38
Slide show .............................. 154
Slow playback ......................... 38
SLOW SHUTTER .................... 49
STEADYSHOT ...................... 106
Stereo tape ............................. 170
STILL ........................................ 49
Sub sound .............................. 170
SUPER NIGHTSHOT ............. 29
S VIDEO jack ............... 40, 75, 89
T, U, V
Tape counter ............................ 28
Tape Photo recording ............. 41
Telephoto ................................. 27
Time code ................................. 28
Title ................................... 98, 101
Title search ............................... 69
Touch panel ..................... 20, 115
TRAIL ....................................... 49
Transition ................................. 23
TV color systems ................... 174
USB ......................................... 148
W, X, Y, Z
Warning indicators ............... 167
White balance .......................... 55
Wide-angle .............................. 27
Wide mode .............................. 44
WIPE ......................................... 45
WORLD TIME ....................... 111
Write-protect tab ............. 19, 112
Zero set memory ..................... 68
Zoom ........................................ 27
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