Emerson 65 Surge Protector User Manual

3-080-369-11(1)
Digital
Video Camera
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DCR-TRV ____________________ Model No. AC- ________________________
Serial No. _____________________________ Serial No. _____________________________
DCR-TRV33
DCR-TRV19/TRV22/TRV33
©2003 Sony Corporation
Welcome!
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam. With your Handycam, you can
capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Handycam is
loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy to use. You will soon be
producing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For customers in the U.S.A.
and CANADA
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning
your used rechargeable
batteries to the collection and
recycling location nearest you.
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.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
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For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-8228837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
“Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
For customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
DCR-TRV19
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell,
NJ07649 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.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
DCR-TRV22
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell,
NJ07649 U.S.A.
Telephone No.:
201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2)this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with
the equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart
B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
DCR-TRV33
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell,
NJ07649 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.
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Main Features
Recording moving pictures
or still images, and playing
them back
Main Features
•Viewing moving pictures recorded on
the tape using the USB cable (p. 148)
•Viewing images recorded on the
“Memory Stick” using the USB cable
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) (p. 149)
•Capturing images on the computer
from your camcorder using the USB
cable (p. 161)
•Converting an analog signal into
digital to capture images onto the
computer (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
(p. 173)
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•Recording moving pictures on the
tape (p. 25)
•Playing back the tape (p. 39)
•Recording still images on the
“Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only) (p. 46, 114)
•Recording moving pictures on the
“Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only) (p. 125)
•Viewing still images recorded on
the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only) (p. 135)
•Viewing moving pictures recorded
on the “Memory Stick” (DCRTRV22/TRV33 only) (p. 137)
Capturing images on the
computer
Main Features
Other uses
Getting Started
Functions for adjusting exposure during recording
•Back light (p. 33)
•NightShot/Super NightShot*/Color Slow Shutter* (p. 34)
•PROGRAM AE (p. 62)
•Manual exposure (p. 64)
•Flexible Spot Meter (p. 65)
Functions for giving images more impact
•Digital zoom (p. 32)
The default setting is OFF. (To zoom greater than 10×,
select the digital zoom power in D ZOOM in the menu settings.)
•Fader (p. 55)
•Picture effect (p. 58, 72)
•Digital effect* (p. 59, 73)
•Title (p. 101)
•MEMORY MIX* (p. 120)
Functions for using after recording
•End search/Edit search/Rec Review (p. 37)
•Data code (p. 40)
•Tape PB ZOOM* (p. 74)/Memory PB ZOOM* (p. 140)
•Zero set memory (p. 75)
•Title search (p. 76)
•Digital program editing (p. 84, 130*)
Main Features
Functions for giving a natural appearance to your recordings
•PROGRAM AE (p. 62)
– SPORTS
– LANDSCAPE
•Manual focus (p. 66)
•Spot Focus (p. 67)
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
Before you start reading this manual and operating your camcorder, check the
model number by looking at the bottom of your camcorder. The DCR-TRV33 is the
model used for illustration purposes. Otherwise, the model name is indicated in
the illustrations. Any differences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “DCR-TRV33 only.”
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Table of contents
Main Features ........................ 4
Quick Start Guide
Recording on tape ................................... 8
Recording on “Memory Stick”
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ........... 10
Getting Started
Using this manual ................................. 12
Checking supplied accessories ............ 15
Step 1 Preparing the power source ..... 16
Installing the battery pack ............. 16
Charging the battery pack ............. 17
Checking status of battery pack –
Battery Info ............................... 20
Connecting to a wall outlet ........... 21
Step 2 Setting the date and time ......... 22
Step 3 Using the touch panel ............... 23
Recording – Basics
Recording a picture ............................... 25
Shooting backlit subjects
– Back light function ................ 33
Shooting in the dark
– NightShot/Super NightShot/
Color Slow Shutter .................. 34
Checking recordings
– End search/Edit search/Rec
Review ............................................. 37
Playback – Basics
Playing back tape .................................. 39
To display the screen indicators –
Display function ...................... 40
Viewing a recording on TV ................. 44
Advanced Recording
Operations
Recording still images on “Memory
Stick” during tape recording
standby or tape recording
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ........... 46
Recording a still image on a tape
– Tape Photo recording
(DCR-TRV19 only) ......................... 48
Self-timer recording .............................. 50
Adjusting the white balance
manually .......................................... 52
Using the wide mode ........................... 53
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Using the fader function ...................... 55
Using special effects – Picture effect .. 58
Using special effects – Digital effect
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ........... 59
Using PROGRAM AE .......................... 62
Adjusting the exposure manually ...... 64
Using spot light-metering function
– Flexible Spot Meter ..................... 65
Focusing manually ................................ 66
Using spot focus function
– Spot Focus .................................... 67
Interval Recording ................................ 68
Frame by frame recording
– Frame recording .......................... 69
Using the viewfinder ............................ 70
Advanced Playback
Operations
Playing back tape with picture effect . 72
Playing back tape with digital effect
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ........... 73
Enlarging images recorded on tape
– Tape PB ZOOM (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only) .................................... 74
Quickly locating a scene
– Zero set memory ......................... 75
Searching the boundaries of recorded
tape by title – Title search ............. 76
Searching a recording by date
– Date search ................................... 77
Searching for a photo – Photo search/
Photo scan (DCR-TRV19 only) ..... 79
Editing
Dubbing tape ......................................... 81
Dubbing only desired scenes
– Digital program editing
(on tape) ........................................... 84
Recording video or TV programs ....... 93
Inserting a scene from a VCR
– Insert editing ................................ 95
Audio dubbing ...................................... 97
Superimposing a title on a cassette
with Cassette Memory ................. 101
Making your own titles ...................... 103
Labeling a cassette on a cassette
with Cassette Memory ................. 104
Erasing all the data in Cassette
Memory ......................................... 105
Table of contents
“Memory Stick” Operations
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Getting Started
Using “Memory Stick” ....................... 106
Inserting/Ejecting the
“Memory Stick” ............................ 109
Selecting image quality and size ....... 110
Recording still images on “Memory
Stick” – Memory Photo
recording ....................................... 114
Recording an image from tape as
a still image ................................... 118
Superimposing a still image in
“Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX .......................... 120
Interval Photo Recording ................... 124
Recording moving pictures on
“Memory Stick” – MPEG MOVIE
recording ....................................... 125
Self-timer recording ............................ 127
Recording a picture from tape as a
moving picture ............................. 128
Recording edited pictures from
tape as a moving picture – Digital
program editing (on “Memory
Stick”) ............................................. 130
Changing the recording folder .......... 133
Viewing a still image
– Memory Photo playback .......... 135
Viewing a moving picture
– MPEG MOVIE playback .......... 137
Choosing a playback folder ............... 139
Enlarging still images recorded on
“Memory Stick” – Memory PB
ZOOM ............................................ 140
Playing back images continuously
– Slide show .................................. 141
Preventing accidental erasure
– Image protection ........................ 142
Deleting images – DELETE ............... 143
Changing image size – Resize
(DCR-TRV33 only) ....................... 146
Writing a print mark – Print mark ... 147
Viewing pictures recorded on tape on a
computer – USB Streaming (For
Windows users) ............................ 161
Viewing images recorded on
“Memory Stick” on a computer
(For Windows users)
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ......... 167
Connecting your camcorder to a
computer using the USB cable
(For Macintosh users)
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ......... 170
Viewing images recorded on
“Memory Stick” on a computer
(For Macintosh users)
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ......... 172
Capturing images from an analog
video unit on a computer – Signal
convert function (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only) .................................. 173
Customizing Your Camcorder
Changing the menu settings .............. 175
Troubleshooting
Types of trouble and how to correct
trouble ............................................ 186
Self-diagnosis display ......................... 194
Warning indicators ............................. 195
Warning messages .............................. 196
Additional Information
Usable cassettes ................................... 197
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ................................................ 200
About i.LINK ....................................... 202
Using your camcorder abroad .......... 204
Maintenance information and
precautions .................................... 205
Specifications ....................................... 211
Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls ........... 213
Index ..................................................... 219
Viewing images with your
computer
Viewing images with a computer
– Introduction ............................... 148
Connecting your camcorder to a
computer using the USB cable
(For Windows users) .................... 151
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Quick Start Guide – Recording on tape
Connecting the power cord
(p. 17)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 16).
Open the DC IN
jack cover.
AC Adaptor (supplied)
1
2
3
Connect the plug with its v mark facing the
battery.
Inserting the cassette
Quick Start Guide
1
Slide OPEN/ZEJECT
in the direction of
the arrow and open
the lid.
2
Push the center of the
cassette back to insert
the cassette. Insert the
cassette straight as far
as possible into the
cassette compartment
with the window
facing up.
3
Close the cassette
compartment by
pressing
on the
cassette
compartment.
After the cassette
compartment goes
down completely,
close the lid until it
clicks.
To eject the cassette
Follow the procedures above, and take out the cassette after the cassette compartment
opens completely in step 2.
Note
Do not press the cassette compartment down forcibly. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
How to hold
your camcorder
Fastening the grip belt
Fasten the grip belt firmly.
1
8
4
2
3
Recording a picture on the tape
(p. 25)
2 Set the POWER switch
1 Open the lens cap (p. 25).
to CAMERA while
pressing the small
green button.
3 Press OPEN
POWER
to open the
LCD panel.
The picture
appears on
the screen.
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel is closed,
pull out the viewfinder and
look at the picture in it.
Adjust the viewfinder lens to
your eyesight (p. 31).
4 Press START/STOP. Your
camcorder starts recording.
To stop recording, press
START/STOP again.
Monitoring the playback picture on the LCD
screen (p. 39)
1 Set the POWER
switch to VCR
while pressing the
small green button.
Quick Start Guide
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. 22).
2 Press
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
of the touch panel to
rewind the tape.
3 Press
of the touch panel to
start playback.
Note
When using the touch panel, press
operation buttons lightly with your
finger supporting the LCD panel from
the back side of it. Do not press the
LCD screen with sharp objects.
Do not pick up your camcorder
by holding parts as illustrated.
Viewfinder
LCD panel
Battery pack
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Quick Start Guide – Recording on “Memory Stick”
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Connecting the power cord
(p. 17)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 16).
Open the DC IN
jack cover.
AC Adaptor (supplied)
1
2
3
Connect the plug with its v
mark facing the battery.
Quick Start Guide
Inserting the “Memory Stick”
(p. 109)
Open the lid of the “Memory Stick” slot. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick”
slot as far as it can go with the b mark facing down as illustrated, then close the lid.
Access lamp
b mark
To eject the “Memory Stick,”
open the lid of the “Memory
Stick” slot, slide MEMORY
EJECT in the direction of the
arrow.
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 the “Memory Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, image data
breakdown may occur.
How to hold
your camcorder
Fastening the grip belt
Fasten the grip belt firmly.
1
10
4
2
3
Recording still images on the “Memory Stick”
1 Open the lens cap (p. 25).
2 Set the POWER switch to
MEMORY while pressing
the small green button.
Make sure that the LOCK
switch is set to the left
(unlock) position.
3 Press OPEN
to open the
LCD panel.
The picture
appears on
the screen.
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. 22).
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
5 Press PHOTO deeply.
4 Press PHOTO lightly.
You can record when the
green z stops flashing
and remains lit.
640
FINE
The image when you press
PHOTO deeply is recorded
on the "Memory Stick."
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640
FINE
101
101
Quick Start Guide
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel is closed,
pull out the viewfinder and look
at the picture in it.
Adjust the viewfinder lens to
your eyesight (p. 31).
(p. 114)
Monitoring the playback still image on the LCD
screen (p. 135)
1 Set the POWER
switch to MEMORY
while pressing the
small green button.
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
2 Press PLAY. The last
recorded image is
displayed.
PLAY
Do not pick up your camcorder
by holding parts as illustrated.
Viewfinder
LCD panel
Battery pack
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— Getting Started —
Using this manual
The instructions in this manual are for the 3 models listed in the table below. Before you
start reading this manual and operating your camcorder, check the model number by
looking at the bottom of your camcorder. The DCR-TRV33 is the model used for
illustration purposes. Otherwise, the model name is indicated in the illustrations. Any
differences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for example, “DCR-TRV33
only.”
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown in
capital letters.
After “Advanced Recording Operations” section of this
manual, position of the POWER switch is shown by the icons
below.
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
: Set the POWER switch to VCR.
: Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
: Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep to indicate that the operation is
being carried out.
Types of differences
DCR-
TRV19
TRV22
TRV33
B&W
Color
Color
—
z
z
AUDIO/VIDEO jack
z**
z
z
S VIDEO jack
z**
z
z
Viewfinder
MEMORY mark*
(on the POWER switch)
z Provided
— Not provided
* The models with MEMORY marked on the POWER switch is provided with
memory functions. See page 106 for details.
** Output only
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Using this manual
Note on Cassette Memory
Your camcorder is based on the DV format. You can use only mini DV cassettes with
your camcorder. We recommend that you use a cassette with Cassette Memory
.
(Cassette Memory) mark.
Note on TV color systems
TV color systems differ depending on the country or area. To view your recordings on a
TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV.
Getting Started
Cassettes with Cassette Memory have the
Copyright precautions
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the copyright laws.
Note on connecting other equipment
When you connect your camcorder to other video equipment or a computer using the
USB cable or i.LINK cable, observe the shape of the jack.
If you forcibly insert the plug, the jack may be damaged and they may result in a
malfunction of your camcorder.
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Using this manual
Precautions on camcorder care
Lens and LCD screen/finder (on mounted models only)
•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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[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
Checking supplied accessories
Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.
1
3
8
4
5
6
7
9
q;
qa
qs
1 AC-L15A/L15B AC Adaptor (1), Power
cord (1) (p. 17)
2 NP-FM30 rechargeable battery pack
(1) (p. 16)
3 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 44)
4 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p.
75)
5 Size AA (R6) battery for Remote
Commander (2) (p. 217)
Getting Started
2
7 Lens cap (1) (p. 213)
8 Shoe cover (1) (p. 98)
9 “Memory Stick” (1) (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only, p. 106)
0 USB cable (1) (p. 148)
qa CD-ROM (SPVD-010 USB Driver) (1)
(p. 153, 171)
qs Cleaning cloth (1) (p. 206)
6 Shoulder strap (1)
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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Step 1 Preparing the power source
Installing the battery pack
(1) Lift up the viewfinder.
(2) Slide the battery pack down until it clicks.
1
2
To remove the battery pack
(1) Lift up the viewfinder.
(2) Slide the battery pack out in the direction of the arrow while pressing BATT
down.
BATT release
button
If you use the viewfinder when a large capacity battery pack is installed
If you install the NP-FM70/QM71/QM71D/FM91/QM91/QM91D battery pack on your
camcorder, extend the viewfinder, and lift up the viewfinder to a comfortable angle.
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Step 1 Preparing the power source
Charging the battery pack
(1) Install the battery pack on your camcorder.
(2) Connect the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder to the DC IN jack with
the v mark on the DC plug facing the battery.
(3) Connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor.
(4) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
(5) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
The CHG lamp lights up when charging begins. After charging is completed,
the CHG lamp goes out (full charge).
3
2
1
CHG lamp
5
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 200 for details of “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder.
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Step 1 Preparing the power source
Note
Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug of
the AC Adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC Adaptor.
When you use the AC Adaptor
Place the AC Adaptor near a wall outlet. While using the AC Adaptor, if any trouble
occurs with this unit, disconnect the plug from a wall outlet as soon as possible to cut
off the power.
Note on the CHG lamp
The CHG lamp flashes in the following cases:
– The battery pack is not properly installed.
– Something is wrong with the battery pack.
Charging time
Battery pack
NP-FM30 (supplied)
NP-FM50
Full charge
145
150
NP-FM70
240
NP-QM71/QM71D
260
NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D
360
Approximate minutes at 25°C (77°F) to charge an empty battery pack.
The charging time may increase if the battery’s temperature is extremely high or low
because of the ambient temperature.
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Step 1 Preparing the power source
Recording time
DCR-TRV19/TRV22
Battery pack
Recording with
the LCD screen
Continuous
Typical*
90
45
NP-FM50
200
105
150
75
NP-FM70
415
215
310
160
NP-QM71/QM71D
485
255
365
190
NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D
725
380
550
290
Getting Started
NP-FM30 (supplied)
Recording with
the viewfinder
Continuous
Typical*
125
65
DCR-TRV33
Battery pack
NP-FM30 (supplied)
Recording with
the viewfinder
Continuous
Typical*
90
50
Recording with
the LCD screen
Continuous
Typical*
70
35
NP-FM50
150
85
120
65
NP-FM70
310
175
250
140
NP-QM71/QM71D
365
205
290
165
NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D
550
310
445
250
Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery pack
* 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.
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Step 1 Preparing the power source
Playing time
DCR-TRV19/TRV22
Playing time on
the LCD panel
100
Playing time on with
the LCD screen closed
150
NP-FM50
165
240
NP-FM70
345
495
NP-QM71/QM71D
400
580
NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D
605
865
Playing time on
the LCD panel
100
Playing time with
the LCD screen closed
135
NP-FM50
160
220
NP-FM70
335
450
NP-QM71/QM71D
390
530
NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D
585
785
Battery pack
NP-FM30 (supplied)
DCR-TRV33
Battery pack
NP-FM30 (supplied)
Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery pack
Note
Approximate recording time and continuous playing time at 25°C (77°F). The battery
life will be shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment.
Checking status of battery pack – Battery Info
(1) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
(2) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
(3) Press DSPL/BATT INFO.
The battery charge level (the percentage of remaining battery time) and
remaining battery time when using the LCD screen or viewfinder are
displayed for about 7 seconds.
If you keep pressing DSPL/BATT INFO, the indicators will be displayed for
about 20 seconds.
3
DSPL/BATT INFO
BATTERY INFO
BATTERY INFO
BATTERY CHARGE LEVEL
0%
50%
100%
BATTERY CHARGE LEVEL
0%
50%
100%
REC TIME AVAILABLE
LCD SCREEN : 56 min
VIEWFINDER : 72 min
REC TIME AVAILABLE
LCD SCREEN : 70 min
VIEWFINDER : 90 min
During charging
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Fully charged
Step 1 Preparing the power source
Battery Info
The number displayed as Battery Info is the approximate recording time.
Getting Started
Notes
• The BATTERY INFO indicator may not be displayed in the following cases:
– The battery pack is not installed.
– Something is wrong with the battery pack.
– The battery is exhausted.
• The BATTERY INFO indicator will not appear when you press DISPLAY on the
Remote Commander when the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG).
While the remaining battery time is being calculated
“CALCULATING BATTERY INFO ...” is displayed.
If you press DSPL/BATT INFO with the LCD panel closed
The battery information appears on the viewfinder for about 7 seconds.
Connecting to a wall outlet
You can use your camcorder without worrying about the power shortage.
Connect the AC Adaptor in the same way as you would when charging the battery
pack.
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (house current) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off.
Notes
• The AC Adaptor can supply power from a wall outlet 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.
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Step 2 Setting the date and time
Set the date and time when you use your camcorder for the first time. The “CLOCK
SET” indicator will appear each time you set the POWER switch to CAMERA or
MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) unless you set the date and time settings.
If you do not set the date and time, “--- -- ----” and “--:--:--” are recorded on the tape or
the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) as the data code.
If you do not use your camcorder for about 4 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. 207). In this case, charge the built-in
rechargeable battery, then set the year, the month, the day, the hour and the minute.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
Press FN (Function) to display PAGE1 (p. 23).
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC.
Press r/R to select
Press r/R to select CLOCK SET, then press EXEC.
Press r/R to select a desired year, then press EXEC.
Set the month, day and hour with the same procedure as step 7.
Press r/R to set the minute, then press EXEC by the time signal. The clock
starts to move.
5
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET – – : – – : – –
USB STREAM
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
6
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
2003 JAN 1
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
12 00 AM
EXEC
RET.
7
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
2003
JAN
1
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
EXEC
8
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
2003 JUL 4
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
12 00 AM
3
EXEC
FN
RET.
5 00 PM
RET.
EXEC
RET.
9
EXIT
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
2003 JUL 4
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
USB STREAM
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
EXIT
JUL 4 2003
5:30:00 PM
5 30 PM
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN (Function)
Press EXIT.
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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.
EXEC
RET.
Step 3 Using the touch panel
Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen.
Touch the LCD screen directly with your finger to operate each function.
Getting Started
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA to record, VCR to play back, or MEMORY
to use the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
(2) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel.
(3) Press FN. Operation buttons on PAGE1 are displayed on the LCD screen.
(4) Press PAGE2/PAGE3 to display PAGE2/PAGE3. Operation buttons on
PAGE2/PAGE3 are displayed on the LCD screen.
(5) Press a desired operation item. See relevant pages of this manual for each
function.
3 When the POWER switch
is set to CAMERA
PAGE1 PAGE2
EXIT
SPOT
METER
SPOT FOCUS
FOCUS
MENU FADER
END
SCH
EXPOSURE
1
2
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To execute settings
Press
OK. The display returns to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
To cancel settings
Press
OFF. The display returns to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3.
To make screen indicators disappear
Press DSPL/BATT INFO.
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Step 3 Using the touch panel
Operation buttons on each display
When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA
PAGE1
SPOT FOCUS, MENU, FOCUS, FADER, END SCH, SPOT METER,
EXPOSURE
PAGE2
DIG EFFT*, SELFTIMER, LCD BRT, SUPER NS*, VOL, COLOR SLW S*,
MEM MIX*
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
When the POWER switch is set to VCR
PAGE1
MENU, LCD BRT, VOL, END SCH
PAGE2
DATA CODE, DIG EFFT*, PB ZOOM*
PAGE3
V SPD PLAY, A DUB CTRL, REC CTRL
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
During memory camera
PAGE1
SPOT FOCUS, MENU, FOCUS, PLAY, PB FOLDR, SPOT METER,
EXPOSURE
PAGE2
SELFTIMER, PLAY, MEM MIX
PAGE3
LCD BRT, PLAY, VOL
During memory playback
PAGE1
MENU, CAM, PB FOLDR, DEL
PAGE2
PB ZOOM, CAM, RESIZE*, DATA CODE
PAGE3
LCD BRT, CAM, VOL
* DCR-TRV33 only
Notes
•When using the touch panel, press operation buttons lightly with your finger
supporting the LCD panel from the back side of it.
•Do not press the LCD screen with sharp objects such as a pen.
•Do not press the LCD screen too hard.
•Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands.
•If FN is not on the LCD screen, touch the LCD screen lightly to make it appear. You
can control the display with DSPL/BATT INFO on your camcorder.
When executing each item
The green bar appears above the item.
If the items are not available
The color of the items changes to gray.
When using the viewfinder
You can also operate with the touch panel (p. 70).
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— Recording – Basics —
Recording a picture
Perform Step 1 (p. 16) and Step 2 (p. 22) in advance.
3 LOCK switch
1
Recording – Basics
(1) Open the lens cap.
(2) Prepare the power source (p. 16) and insert the cassette (p. 8).
(3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button.
This sets your camcorder to standby.
(4) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the screen.
(5) 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.
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
4
Camera recording
lamp
2
5
Microphone
50min
REC 0:00:01
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Recording a picture
Notes
•Position the lens cap so as not to cover the microphone and the infrared emitter.
•Avoid touching the microphone when you are recording.
Note on recording
Your camcorder records and plays back in the SP (standard play) mode and in the LP
(long play) mode. Select SP or LP in
in the menu settings (p. 182). In the LP mode,
you can record 1.5 times as long as in the SP mode.
When you record the tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, we recommend playing
back 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:
– Do not mix recordings in the SP and LP modes on one tape.
– When you change the battery pack, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
If you leave your camcorder during standby for 5 minutes while the cassette is
inserted
Your camcorder automatically turns off. This is to save battery power and to prevent
battery pack and tape wear. To return to standby, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
and then back to CAMERA. 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 may not be smooth.
•The playback picture may be distorted or the time code may not be written properly
between scenes.
Note on the LOCK switch (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
When you slide the LOCK switch to the right, the POWER switch can no longer be set
to MEMORY accidentally. The LOCK switch is set to the left as the default setting.
Self-timer recording
You can record images on the tape with the self-timer. See page 50 for details.
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Recording a picture
Indicators displayed during recording
Indicators are not recorded on the tape.
Remaining battery time
Recording mode
STBY/REC
40min
JUL 4 2003
REC
0:00:01
60min
12:05:56PM
FN
Time code/Tape counter
Recording – Basics
Cassette Memory
This appears when using the cassette with Cassette Memory.
Remaining tape
This appears after you insert and run the cassette for
a while (p. 182).
FN button
Press this button to display operation buttons on the
LCD screen.
Time
The time appears about 5 seconds after the power
is turned on.
Date
The date appears about 5 seconds after the power
is turned on.
Remaining battery time indicator during recording
The remaining battery time indicator roughly indicates the continuous recording time.
The indicator may not be correct, depending on the conditions in which you are
recording. When you close the LCD panel and open it again, it takes about one minute
for the correct remaining battery time in minutes to be displayed.
Time code
The time code indicates the recording or playback time, “0:00:00” (hours : minutes :
seconds) in CAMERA and “0:00:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) in VCR.
You cannot rewrite only the time code later.
Recording data
The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed
during recording. However, they are recorded automatically on the tape. To display the
recording data, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also use the Remote
Commander for this operation (p. 40).
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Recording a picture
After recording
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Close the lens cap.
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
Close the LCD panel.
Eject the cassette.
Remove the power source.
Adjusting the LCD screen
180°
90°
90°
When you adjust the LCD panel, make sure that the LCD panel is opened up to 90
degrees.
When monitoring on the LCD screen
You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with the
LCD screen facing out.
Notes
•When using the LCD screen except in the mirror mode, the viewfinder automatically
turns off.
•If you turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body when
recording or recording standby, LCD B.L. (panel brightness) is fixed to “BRT
NORMAL.”
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Recording a picture
Shooting with the mirror mode
This feature allows the camera subject to view him- or herself on the LCD screen.
The subject uses this feature to check his or her own image on the LCD screen while you
look at the subject in the viewfinder.
1
Recording – Basics
(1) Extend the viewfinder.
(2) Rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees.
2
Picture in the mirror mode
The picture on the LCD screen is a mirror-image. However, the picture will be normal
when recorded.
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Recording a picture
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen
(1) When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA, press FN and select PAGE2.
When the POWER switch is set to VCR, press FN to display PAGE1.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only), press
FN and select PAGE3.
(2) Press LCD BRT. The screen to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen appears.
(3) Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen using – (to dim)/+ (to brighten).
OK to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3 in Step 1.
(4) Press
2,3
LCD
BRT
OK
LCD BRT
The bar indicator
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
LCD screen backlight
You can change the brightness of the backlight when using the battery pack. Select LCD
B.L. in
in the menu settings (p. 178).
Even if you adjust LCD BRT or LCD B.L.
The recorded picture will not be affected.
Shooting using the viewfinder is recommended when:
•You cannot see the picture clearly on the LCD screen.
•You want the battery pack to last longer.
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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 images in the viewfinder come
into sharp focus.
Viewfinder lens
adjustment lever
Recording – Basics
Extend the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever.
Viewfinder backlight
You can change the brightness of the backlight when using the battery pack. Select VF
B.L. in
in the menu settings (p. 178).
Even if you adjust VF B.L.
The recorded picture will not be affected.
The camera recording lamp (DCR-TRV19 only)
The camera recording lamp lights up in the viewfindrer during recording.
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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 sparingly results in better-looking recordings.
W : Wide-angle (subject appears farther away)
T : Telephoto (subject appears closer)
W
T
W
T
To use zoom greater than 10×
Zoom greater than 10× is performed digitally. Digital zoom can be set to 20× or 120×.
To activate digital zoom, select the digital zoom power in D ZOOM in
in the menu
settings (p. 177). The digital zoom is set to OFF as the default setting. Because the
picture is processed digitally, the picture quality deteriorates.
W
T
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.
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 5/8 feet)
away from the lens surface in the telephoto position, or about 1 cm (about 1/2 inch)
away in the wide-angle position.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
You cannot use the digital zoom.
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Recording a picture
Shooting backlit subjects – Back light function
When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a
light background, use the back light function.
BACK LIGHT
Recording – Basics
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
(2) Press BACK LIGHT.
The . indicator appears on the screen.
To cancel the back light function
Press BACK LIGHT again.
When shooting backlit subjects
If you press MANUAL of EXPOSURE (p. 64) or SPOT METER (p. 65), the back light
function will be canceled.
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Recording a picture
Shooting in the dark
– NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter
Using NightShot
The NightShot enables you to shoot a subject in the night or in a dark place.
When recording with the NightShot, the picture may be recorded in incorrect or
unnatural colors.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
(2) Slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
The and ”NIGHTSHOT” indicators flash on the screen.
NIGHTSHOT
OFF
ON
NightShot Light emitter
To cancel NightShot
Slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
Using Super NightShot (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Super NightShot makes subjects more than 16 times brighter than those recorded in
NightShot.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
(2) Slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
The and ”NIGHTSHOT” indicators flash on the screen.
(3) Press FN and select PAGE2.
(4) Press SUPER NS.
indicator lights up on the screen.
The
(5) Press EXIT to return to FN.
To cancel Super NightShot
Press SUPER NS again. To cancel NightShot, slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
Using NightShot Light
The picture will be clearer with the NightShot Light on. To enable the NightShot Light,
to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
set N.S. LIGHT in
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Recording a picture
Using Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Color Slow Shutter enables you to record color images in a dim place.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
To cancel Color Slow Shutter
Press COLOR SLW S again to make the
indicator disappear.
Notes
•Do not use NightShot in bright places (e.g. the outdoors in the daytime). This may
cause a malfunction.
•If focusing is difficult during recording with NightShot, focus manually.
•Do not cover the infrared rays emitter during recording with NightShot.
Recording – Basics
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.
Press FN and select PAGE2.
Press COLOR SLW S.
indicator lights up on the screen.
The
(5) Press EXIT to return to FN.
While using NightShot, you cannot use the following functions:
– White balance
– PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
– Manual exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
While using Super NightShot or Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted depending on the brightness. At this time,
the motion of the picture may slow down.
While using Super NightShot, you cannot use the following functions (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only):
– White balance
– Fader
– Digital effect
– PROGRAM AE
– Manual exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
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Recording a picture
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
You cannot use the following functions:
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
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).
While using Color Slow Shutter, you cannot use the following functions (DCRTRV22/TRV33 only):
– Fader
– Digital effect
– PROGRAM AE
– Manual exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
In total darkness (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Color Slow Shutter may not work normally.
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Checking recordings
– End search/Edit search/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.
EDIT
Recording – Basics
/
FN
FN
End search
You can go to the end of the recorded section after you record.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press END SCH.
The last 5 seconds of the recorded section are played back and your camcorder
returns to standby.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel end search
Press END SCH again.
End search
When you use the cassette without Cassette Memory, end search does not work once
you eject the cassette after you have recorded on the tape. If you use a cassette with
Cassette Memory, end search works even once you eject the cassette.
If the tape has a blank portion between recorded portions
End search may not work correctly.
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Checking recordings – End search/Edit search/Rec Review
Edit search
You can search for the next recording start point. You cannot monitor the sound.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
Select EDITSEARCH in , then press EXEC (p. 177).
Select ON, then press EXIT.
Hold down 7 /– or +. The recorded portion is played back.
Release 7 /– or + to stop playback. If you press START/STOP, recording
begins from the point you released
7 /– or +.
7/– : To go backward
+ : To go forward
Rec Review
You can check the last recorded section.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
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Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
Select EDITSEARCH in , then press EXEC (p. 177).
Select ON, then press EXIT.
Press 7 /– momentarily.
The section you have stopped most recently will be played back for a few
seconds, and then your camcorder will return to standby.
— Playback – Basics —
Playing back tape
You can monitor the recorded tape 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.
SetthePOWERswitchtoVCRwhilepressingthesmallgreenbutton.
PressOPENtoopentheLCDpanel.
torewindthetape.
Press
tostartplayback.
Press
Adjustthevolumefollowingthestepsbelow.
Playback – Basics
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
1 Press FN to display PAGE1.
2 PressVOL.Thescreentoadjustvolumeappears.
3 Press–(toturndownthevolume)/+(toturnupthevolume).
OK to return to PAGE1.
4 Press
4
3
1
POWER
VCR
OFF(CHG)
CAMERA
MEMORY
5
OK
2
VOL
The bar indicator
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel playback
Press
.
To rewind the tape
Press
during playback stop.
To fastforward the tape
Press
during playback stop.
To view a still image (playback pause)
Press
during playback. To resume playback, press
again. If the playback
pause lasts more than 5 minutes, the camcorder automatically switches to the stop
mode.
If you leave the power on for a long time
Your camcorder gets warm. This is not a malfunction.
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Playing back tape
To display the screen indicators – Display function
Press DSPL/BATT INFO on your camcorder or DISPLAY on the Remote Commander
supplied with your camcorder.
The indicators disappear from the screen.
To make the indicators appear, press DSPL/BATT INFO or DISPLAY on the Remote
Commander again.
DISPLAY
DSPL/BATT INFO
DATA CODE
About date/time and various settings
Your camcorder automatically records not only images on the tape but also the
recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded)
(Data code).
Follow the steps below to display the data code using the touch panel or the Remote
Commander.
Using the touch panel
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
SetthePOWERswitchtoVCR,thenplaybackthetape.
Duringplayback,pressFNandselectPAGE2.
Press DATA CODE.
Select CAM DATA or DATE DATA, then press
Press EXIT.
Date/time
50min
0:00:23:01
JUL 4 2003
12:05:56 PM
OK.
Various settings
50min
AUTO
6 0 AWB
F1.8
9 dB
0:00:23:01
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
[e]
[f]
[g]
[a] Tape counter or time code
[b] SteadyShot off
[c] Exposure
[d] White balance
[e] Gain
[f] Shutter speed
[g] Aperture value
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Playing back tape
Using the Remote Commander
Press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander during playback.
The display changes as follows:
date/time t various settings (SteadyShot off, exposure, white balance, gain, shutter
speed, aperture value) t (no indicator) t date/time t...
Note
If you press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander when the POWER switch is set
to OFF (CHG), no indicator appears.
Playback – Basics
To prevent the various data from being displayed
Select DATE in DATA CODE in
in the menu setting (p. 184).
Each time you press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander, the display changes as
follows:
data/time y (no indicator)
Various settings
Various settings shows your camcorder’s recording information at the time of
recording. During tape recording standby, the various settings will not be displayed.
When you use data code, bars (-- -- --) appear if:
– A blank portion of the tape is being played back.
– The tape is unreadable due to tape damage or noise.
– The tape was recorded by a camcorder without the date and time set.
Data code
When you connect your camcorder to a TV, the data code also appears on the TV
screen.
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Playing back tape
Various playback modes
To operate video control buttons, set the POWER switch to VCR.
Using the touch panel
(1) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(2) Press V SPD PLAY to display video control buttons.
To change the playback direction
Press
during playback to reverse the playback direction.*
To locate a scene while monitoring the picture (picture search)
Keep pressing
button.
or
during playback. To resume normal playback, release the
To monitor the high-speed picture while fastforwarding or
rewinding the tape (skip scan)
Keep pressing
while fastforwarding or
while rewinding the tape. To resume
fastforwarding or rewinding, release the button.
To view the picture at slow speed (slow playback)
Press
during playback. *
For slow playback in the reverse direction, press
, then press
.*
To view the picture at double speed
Press
during playback. *
For double speed playback in the reverse direction, press
, then press
.*
To view the picture frame-by-frame
Press
during playback pause.**
For frame-by-frame playback in the reverse direction, press
.**
To search the last scene recorded (END SEARCH)
Press END SCH on PAGE1 during stop. The last 5 seconds of the recorded section are
played back then your camcorder stops.
* Press
**Press
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to pause playback. Press
to resume normal playback.
to resume normal playback.
Playing back tape
Video control buttons
Marks on your camcorder are different from those on the Remote Commander supplied
with your camcorder.
On the Remote Commander:
N
To play back the tape
X
To pause the tape
x
To stop the tape
m To rewind the tape
M To fastforward the tape
y
To play back the tape slowly
C To forward one frame at a time
c
To rewind one frame at a time
×2
To play back the tape at double speed
Playback – Basics
On your camcorder:
To play back or pause the tape
To stop the tape
To rewind the tape
To fastforward the tape
To play back the tape slowly
To forward one frame at a time
To rewind one frame at a time
To play back the tape at double speed
In the various playback modes
• Sound is muted.
• The previous picture may remain as a mosaic image during playback.
When you play back the tape in reverse
Horizontal noise may appear at the center, or the top and bottom of the screen. This is
not a malfunction.
Slow playback
Slow playback can be performed smoothly on your camcorder. However, this function
does not work for an output signal from the DV Interface.
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Viewing a recording on TV
Connect your camcorder to a TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your
camcorder to watch the playback pictures on the TV screen. You can operate the
playback control buttons in the same way as when you view playback pictures on the
LCD screen.
When viewing the playback picture on the TV screen, we recommend that you power
your camcorder from a wall outlet using the AC Adaptor. Refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
Open the jack cover. Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable.
Then set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR to be able to view images from your
camcorder.
IN
Yellow
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
S VIDEO
TV
VIDEO
AUDIO
AUDIO/
VIDEO
Red
White
S VIDEO
: Signal flow
If your TV is already connected to the VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR with the A/V connecting
cable supplied with your camcorder. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
If your TV or VCR is a monaural type
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and the
white or the red plug to the audio input jack on the VCR or the TV.
If you connect the white plug, the sound is L (left) signal. If you connect the red plug,
the sound is R (right) signal.
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Viewing a recording on TV
If the equipment to be connected has an S video jack
•Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). With
this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V
connecting cable. However, you need to connect the red and white (audio) plugs.
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.
•There is no sound output when connecting only with an S video cable (optional).
Playback – Basics
To display the screen indicators on TV
Set DISPLAY in
to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings (p. 184). To make the screen
indicators disappear, press DSPL/BATT INFO on your camcorder.
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— Advanced Recording Operations —
Recording still images on “Memory Stick” during
tape recording standby or tape recording
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Insert a “Memory Stick” before the following operation.
During tape recording standby
The POWER switch should be set to
.
(1) 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 deeply.
Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator at the upper right on the
screen disappears.
The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeply will be
recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
1
50min
640
FINE
12
CAPTURE
101
FN
2
50min
640
FINE
101
FN
During tape recording
The POWER switch should be set to
.
Press PHOTO deeply.
The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeply will be recorded
on the “Memory Stick.”
Recording on the “Memory Stick” is complete when the bar scroll indicator disappears.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick” during tape recording
standby or tape recording (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Note
You cannot record still images in the “Memory Stick” during the following operations
indicator flashes):
(The
– End search
– Wide mode
– During BOUNCE is on
– MEMORY MIX
“Memory Stick”
See page 106 for details.
During and after recording still images on the “Memory Stick”
Your camcorder continues recording on the tape.
Advanced Recording Operations
Still images
• The image size will be 640 × 480.
• If the POWER switch is set to CAMERA, image quality cannot be changed. Images
will be recorded with image quality as set when the POWER switch is set to
MEMORY.
• When recording with higher image quality, use of memory photo recording is
recommended.
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
To record still images on the “Memory Stick” during tape recording
You cannot check an image on the screen by pressing PHOTO lightly. The image when
you press PHOTO deeply will be recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
Title
You cannot record the titles.
Self-timer recording
During recording standby, you can record still images on the “Memory Stick” with the
self-timer. See page 50 for details.
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Recording a still image on a tape
– Tape Photo recording (DCR-TRV19 only)
You can record still images such as photographs. You can record about 510 images in
the SP mode and about 765 images in the LP mode on a 60-minute tape.
The POWER switch should be set to
.
(1) 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 deeply.
The still image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeply 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.
1
CAPTURE
FN
2
DCR-TRV19
•••••••
FN
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 when the fader function is on.
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Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording (DCRTRV19 only)
If you record a moving subject with the tape photo recording function
When you play back the still image on other equipment, the image may fluctuate.
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
Advanced Recording Operations
To record still images on a tape during tape recording
You cannot check an image on the screen by pressing PHOTO lightly.
Press PHOTO deeply. The still image is recorded for about 7 seconds and your
camcorder returns to tape recording standby.
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Self-timer recording
You can record still images and moving pictures using the self-timer recording feature.
You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation.
PHOTO
START/STOP
PHOTO
START/STOP
Recording on the tape
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) During standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press SELFTIMER.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(3) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(4) Press START/STOP.
The self-timer starts counting down from about 10 while beeping. In the last
2 seconds of the countdown, the beep gets faster, then recording starts
automatically.
To stop the countdown for recording on the tape
Press START/STOP. To restart the countdown, press START/STOP again.
Recording still images on the “Memory Stick” during recording
standby (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Recording on the tape.”
(2) Press PHOTO deeply.
The self-timer starts counting down from about 10 while beeping. In the last
2 seconds of the countdown, the beep gets faster, then the recording starts
automatically.
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Self-timer recording
Recording images (DCR-TRV19 only)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Recording on the tape.”
(2) Press PHOTO deeply.
To cancel the self-timer
Note
You cannot stop the countdown for self-timer recording of still images.
When self-timer recording is finished
The self-timer recording is automatically canceled.
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
You can also record still images onto the “Memory Stick” with the self-timer (p. 127).
Advanced Recording Operations
During standby, press SELFTIMER and the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from
the screen. You cannot cancel the self-timer using the Remote Commander.
Setting up a recording using the self-timer
You can set up a recording using the self-timer only in recording standby mode.
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Adjusting the white balance manually
Normally white balance is automatically adjusted.
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
or
(DCR-TRV22/
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 176).
(3) Select WHT BAL in
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
AUTO SHTR
EXIT
AUTO
HOLD
OUTDOOR
INDOOR
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
HOLD:
When recording a single-colored subject or background
OUTDOOR ( ):
•When recording a sunset/sunrise, just after sunset, just before sunrise, neon signs, or
fireworks
•Under a color matching fluorescent lamp
INDOOR (n) :
•When lighting conditions change quickly
•In too bright places such as photography studios
•Under sodium lamps or mercury lamps
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the automatic white balance
Set WHT BAL to AUTO in the menu settings.
If the picture is being taken in a studio lit by TV lighting
We recommend that you record in the INDOOR mode.
When you record under fluorescent lighting
Select AUTO or HOLD.
Your camcorder may not adjust the white balance correctly in the INDOOR mode.
If you did the followings in the AUTO mode
– You remove the battery pack for replacement.
– You bring your camcorder from indoors to outdoors holding the exposure, or vice
versa.
Point your camcorder at the white subject for about 10 seconds after setting the POWER
switch to CAMERA to get better adjustment.
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If you did the followings in the HOLD mode
– You change the mode of PROGRAM AE.
– You bring your camcorder from indoors to outdoors, or vice versa.
Set WHT BAL to AUTO and reset to HOLD after few seconds.
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 the 16:9WIDE mode [a]. The
picture during playing back in the 4:3 mode on a wide-screen TV [b]* or a normal TV
[c] are compressed in the widthwise direction. If you set the screen mode of the widescreen TV to the full mode, you can watch pictures of normal images [d].
DCR-TRV33 only – If the zoom lever is set to the W (wide) side, the recording angle will
become wider than that of the usual tape recording. The recording angle will not
become wider with the zoom lever on the T (telephoto) side.
* The picture played back in the wide mode on a normal TV appears the same as the
picture played back in the wide mode on your camcorder [a].
16:9WIDE
[c]
[d]
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
.
Advanced Recording Operations
[b]
[a]
During recording standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 177).
Select 16:9WIDE in
Select ON, then press EXEC.
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
ON
16 : 9W I DE
STEADYSHOT
EDITSEARCH
N. S. LIGHT
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel the wide mode
Set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings.
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Using the wide mode
Notes
•In the wide mode, you cannot operate the following functions:
– Recording still images on the “Memory Stick” during tape recording or tape
recording standby (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– BOUNCE
– OLD MOVIE (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
•Pictures recorded on the tape in wide mode cannot be returned to normal size.
Pictures on a TV screen
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 a TV.
ID-1 system
The ID-1 system sends aspect ratio information (16:9, 4:3, or letter box) with video
signals. If you connect a TV compatible with the ID-1 system, the screen size is
automatically selected.
ID-2 system
The ID-2 system sends a copyright protection signal with ID-1 signals inserted between
video signals when you connect your camcorder to other equipment using the A/V
connecting cable.
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Using the fader function
You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance.
[a]
STBY
REC
NORM. FADER
(normal)
Advanced Recording Operations
MOSC. FADER
(mosaic)
BOUNCE1) 2)
OVERLAP2) 3)
WIPE2) 3)
DOT2) 3)
[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)
You can use BOUNCE when D ZOOM in
You can fade in only.
3)
DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
is set to OFF in the menu settings.
2)
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Using the fader function
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) When fading in [a]
Press FN to display PAGE1 during recording standby.
When fading out [b]
Press FN to display PAGE1 during recording.
(2) Press FADER. The screen to select the fader mode appears.
(3) Press a desired mode.
OK to return to PAGE1.
(4) Press
(5) Press EXIT to return to FN.
The fader indicator you selected flashes.
(6) Press START/STOP.
After the fade in/out is carried out, your camcorder automatically returns to
the normal mode.
START/STOP
2
FADER
FADER
OFF
OK
NORM. MOSC. BOUN–
FADER FADER CE
MONO– OVER– W I PE
TONE LAP
DOT
To cancel the fade in/out
Before pressing START/STOP, press
Press EXIT to return to FN.
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OFF on the FADER screen to return to PAGE1.
Using the fader function
Note
You cannot use the following functions while using fader. Also, you cannot use fader
while using following functions:
– Super NightShot (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– Interval Recording
– Frame recording
During BOUNCE is on, you cannot use the following functions:
– Zoom
– Picture effect
– Manual exposure
– Flexible Spot Meter
– Manual focus
– PROGRAM AE
– Wide mode
– Photo recording in “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Advanced Recording Operations
When you select OVERLAP, WIPE or DOT (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Your camcorder automatically stores the image recorded on the tape. When the image is
being stored, the playback picture disappears.
Note on the BOUNCE mode
You cannot select BOUNCE in the followings:
– D ZOOM is activated in the menu settings
– Wide mode
– Picture effect
– PROGRAM AE
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Using special effects – Picture effect
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 picture looks like an illustration with strong contrast.
The picture looks like a pale pastel drawing.
The picture is mosaic.
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 176).
(3) Select P EFFECT in
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
AUTO SHTR
EXIT
OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
PASTEL
MOSAIC
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel picture effect
Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings.
Note
While using picture effect, you cannot use following functions:
– BOUNCE
– OLD MOVIE (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
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Using special effects – Digital effect
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
STILL
You can record a still image so that it is superimposed on a moving picture.
FLASH (flash motion)
You can record still images successively at regular intervals.
LUMI. (luminance key)
You can swap the brighter area in a still image with a moving picture.
SLOW SHTR (slow shutter)
You can slow down the shutter speed. The SLOW SHTR 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 16:9WIDE mode, picture effect to SEPIA, and the appropriate shutter speed.
Still image
Moving picture
Still image
Moving picture
Advanced Recording Operations
TRAIL
You can record a picture so that an incidental image like a trail is left.
STILL
LUMI.
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Using special effects – Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a digital effect is displayed.
(3) Press a desired mode. When you select STILL or LUMI., the still image is
stored in memory.
(4) Press – (to decrease the effect)/+ (to increase the effect) to adjust the effect.
Items to adjust
STILL
The rate of the still image you want to superimpose on the moving
picture
FLASH
The interval of flash motion
LUMI.
The color scheme of the area in the still image which is to be swapped
with a moving picture
TRAIL
The vanishing time of the incidental image
SLOW SHTR
Shutter speed. The larger the shutter speed number, the slower the
shutter speed.
OLD MOVIE
No adjustment is necessary.
(5) Press
OK to return to PAGE2.
2
4
DIG
EFFT
DIG EFFT
DIG EFFT
OFF
OK
OFF
OK
SLOW OLD
SHTR MOVIE
STILL
FLASH LUMI.
TRAIL
LUMI.
[a]
[a] The bar appears when setting following digital
effect modes: STILL, FLASH, LUMI., TRAIL.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel digital effect
Press
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OFF on the DIG EFFT screen to return to PAGE2.
Using special effects – Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
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
When recording in the SLOW SHTR mode
Auto focus may not be effective. Focus manually using a tripod.
Advanced Recording Operations
Notes
• While using digital effect, you cannot use the following functions:
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Fader
• PROGRAM AE does not work in the SLOW SHTR mode.
• The following functions do not work in the OLD MOVIE mode:
– Wide mode
– Picture effect
– PROGRAM AE
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Using PROGRAM AE
SPOTLIGHT*
This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white
when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater.
PORTRAIT (soft portrait)
This mode brings out the subject while creating a soft background for subjects such as
people or flowers.
SPORTS (sports lesson)*
This mode minimizes shake on fast-moving subjects such as in tennis or golf.
BEACH&SKI*
This mode prevents people’s faces from appearing dark in strong light or reflected light,
such as at a beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
SUNSETMOON (sunset & moon)**
This mode allows you to maintain atmosphere when you are recording sunsets, general
night views, fireworks displays and neon signs.
LANDSCAPE**
This mode is for when you record distant subjects such as mountains. Also it prevents
your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you record a
subject behind glass or a screen.
* Your camcorder focuses only on subjects in the middle to far distance.
**Your camcorder focuses only distant subject.
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Using PROGRAM AE
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
or
(DCR-TRV22/
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 176).
(3) Select PROGRAM AE in
EXIT
AUTO
SPOTLIGHT
PORTRAIT
SPORTS
BEACH&SKI
SUNSETMOON
LANDSCAPE
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Advanced Recording Operations
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
AUTO SHTR
Set PROGRAM AE to AUTO in the menu settings.
Notes
•The following functions do not work in PROGRAM AE:
– Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– BOUNCE
– SLOW SHTR (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– OLD MOVIE (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– Spot Focus
•PROGRAM AE does not work in the following cases (The indicator flashes.):
– NIGHTSHOT is set to ON.
– To record images on the “Memory Stick” using the MEMORY MIX (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)
•When you set the POWER switch to MEMORY, the SPORTS mode does not work.
(The indicator flashes.) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
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Adjusting the exposure manually
We recommend that you adjust the exposure manually in the following cases:
– When the subject is backlit
– When the subject is too bright against the background
– When recording dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
or
(DCR-TRV22/
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press EXPOSURE. The screen to adjust the exposure appears.
Press MANUAL.
Adjust the exposure using – (to dim) /+ (to brighten).
OK to return to PAGE1.
Press
2
4
EXPO–
SURE
OK
AUTO
MANU–
AL
OK
AUTO
MANU–
AL
EXPOSURE
EXPOSURE
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the automatic exposure
Press
AUTO on the EXPOSURE screen to return to PAGE1.
Note
When you adjust the exposure manually, the following functions do not work:
– Back light
– Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
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Using spot light-metering function
– Flexible Spot Meter
You can take a picture with the appropriate exposure automatically for just the point
you want to focus on and with its exposure fixed.
Use Flexible Spot Meter in the following cases:
– The subject is backlit.
– When there is strong contrast between the subject and background such as with a
subject that is on stage and lit by a spotlight.
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
or
(DCR-TRV22/
2
SPOT
METER
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press SPOT METER. The SPOT METER screen appears.
(3) Press the desired area in the frame.
The SPOT METER indicator flashes on the screen. The exposure of the point
you selected is adjusted.
OK to return to PAGE1.
(4) Press
SPOT METER
AUTO
OK
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the automatic exposure
Press
AUTO on the SPOT METER screen to return to PAGE1.
Note
The following functions do not work during Flexible Spot Meter:
– Back light
– Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
– Spot Focus
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Focusing manually
You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following cases.
Normally, focus is automatically adjusted.
•The autofocus mode is not effective when shooting:
– Subjects through glass coated with water droplets
– Horizontal stripes
– Subjects with little contrast with backgrounds such as walls or the sky
•Shooting a stationary subject when using a tripod
•When you want to change the focus from a subject in the foreground to a subject in
the background
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
or
(DCR-TRV22/
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press FOCUS.
Press MANUAL. The screen to adjust the focus appears.
T or t to sharpen focus.
Press
OK to return to PAGE1.
Press
2
4
FOCUS
AUTO
OK
MANU–
AL
AUTO
OK
MANU–
AL
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the autofocus
On the FOCUS screen, press
AUTO to return to PAGE1.
To focus precisely
It is easier to focus on the subject if you adjust the zoom to shoot at the “W” (wideangle) position after focusing at the “T” (telephoto) position.
When you shoot close to the subject
Focus at the end of the “W” (wide-angle) position.
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9 changes as follows:
when recording a distant subject
when the subject is too close to focus on
Using spot focus function – Spot Focus
You can take a picture with the appropriate focus automatically for just the point you
want to focus on and with its focus fixed.
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
or
(DCR-TRV22/
2
SPOT
FOCUS
SPOT FOCUS
AUTO
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press SPOT FOCUS. The SPOT FOCUS screen appears.
(3) Press the desired area in the frame.
The SPOT FOCUS indicator flashes on the screen. The focus of the point you
selected is adjusted.
OK to return to PAGE1.
(4) Press
OK
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the autofocus
On the SPOT FOCUS screen, press
AUTO to return to PAGE1.
Notes
• Spot Focus does not work while PROGRAM AE is on.
• The back light function does not work during Spot Focus.
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Interval Recording
You can make time-lapse recordings by setting your camcorder to automatically record
and standby sequentially. You can achieve excellent recordings of flowers blooming,
insects hatching, etc. with this function.
Example
1s
1s
9 min 59 s
[a]
[b]
[a] REC TIME
[b] INTERVAL
9 min 59 s
[a]
[b]
10 min
10 min
There may be a discrepancy in recording time of up to +/– 6 frames from the selected
time.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 182).
Select INT. REC in
Select SET, then press EXEC.
Select INTERVAL, then press EXEC.
Select a desired interval time, then press EXEC.
The time: 30SEC y1MIN y5MIN y10MIN
(7) Select REC TIME, then press EXEC.
(8) Select a desired recording time, then press EXEC.
The time: 0.5SEC y1SEC y1.5SEC y2SEC
RET.
(9) Press
(10) Select INT. REC to ON, then press EXEC.
(11) Press EXIT to return to FN.
The INTERVAL TAPE indicator flashes on the screen.
(12) Press START/STOP to start Interval Recording.
The INTERVAL TAPE indicator lights up during Interval Recording.
4
5
TAPE SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
EXIT
30SEC
EXEC
7
TAPE SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
RET.
To cancel Interval Recording
Set INT. REC to OFF in the menu settings.
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EXIT
30SEC
1M I N
5M I N
10M I N
EXEC
RET.
TAPE SET
I NT. REC
I NTERVAL
REC T I ME
EXIT
0 . 5SEC
1SEC
1 . 5SEC
2SEC
EXEC
RET.
Frame by frame recording
– Frame recording
You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using frame recording.
To create this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make frame recording. We
recommend that you use a tripod, and operate your camcorder using the Remote
Commander to avoid camera-shake.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
TAPE SET
REC MODE
AUDIO MODE
REMAIN
FRAME REC
INT. REC
EXIT
OFF
ON
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select ON, then press EXEC.
(5) Press EXIT to return to FN.
The FRAME REC indicator lights up.
(6) Press START/STOP to start frame recording. Your camcorder makes a
recording for about 6 frames, and returns to recording standby.
(7) Move the subject, and repeat step 6.
Advanced Recording Operations
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 182).
(3) Select FRAME REC in
To cancel frame recording
Set FRAME REC to OFF in the menu settings.
Note
The proper remaining tape time is not indicated if you use frame recording
continuously.
When using frame recording
The last recorded frame is longer than other frames.
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Using the viewfinder
You can operate camera brightness and fader on the touch panel when looking at the
viewfinder. Turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with
the LCD screen facing out to do this operation.
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
or
(DCR-TRV22/
(1) Turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with the
LCD screen facing out, then extend the viewfinder.
OFF. The PANEL OFF indicator appears on the screen.
(2) Press
(3) Press OK. The LCD screen is turned off.
OK,
ON and
(4) Using the viewfinder, press the LCD screen. EXPOSURE,
FADER (only when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA) appear.
OK.
(5) Press the LCD screen and select a desired item, then press
EXPOSURE: Adjust the exposure by pressing –/+.
FADER:
Press FADER until a desired fader mode appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
FADER tM. FADER t BOUNCE t MONOTONE
(no indicator) T DOT* T WIPE* T OVERLAP*
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
ON:
The LCD screen lights up.
the POWER switch is set
4 When
to CAMERA
EXPO–
SURE
OK
ON
FADER
When the POWER switch is set to
MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33
only)
EXPO–
SURE
OK
ON
To make the buttons on the LCD screen disappear
Press
70
OK.
Viewfinder
Using the viewfinder
Note
When the POWER switch is set to VCR or during memory playback (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only), you cannot operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder.
To operate the items that do not appear
Set the LCD panel and the viewfinder back to the previous position. Operate the items
using the LCD screen.
Available recording time
This is the time when you record pictures using the viewfinder (p. 19).
Advanced Recording Operations
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— Advanced Playback Operations —
Playing back tape with picture effect
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) During playback or playback pause, press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 176).
(3) Select P EFFECT in
MANUAL SET
P EFFECT
EXIT
OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
You can use NEG. ART, SEPIA, B&W and SOLARIZE.
See page 58 for details of each mode.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel picture effect
Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings.
Notes
•You cannot process externally input scenes using picture effect.
•You cannot record images on the tape on your camcorder while you are processing
the image using picture effect. Record images on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only, p. 118, 128), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
Pictures processed by picture effect
These pictures are not output through the DV Interface.
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Playing back tape with digital effect
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) During playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a digital effect is displayed.
2
DIG EFFT
OFF
STILL
OK
FLASH
LUMI.
TRAIL
(3) Select a desired mode. You can use STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL. See
page 59 for details of the each effect.
When you select STILL or LUMI., the picture that you select the mode to is
stored in memory as a still image.
(4) Press –/+ to adjust the effect.
OK to return to PAGE2.
(5) Press
Advanced Playback Operations
DIG
EFFT
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel digital effect
Press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
Notes
•You cannot process externally input scenes using digital effect.
•You cannot record images on the tape on your camcorder while you are processing
the image using digital effect. Record images on the “Memory Stick” (p. 118, 128), or
on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
Pictures processed by digital effect
These pictures are not output through the DV Interface.
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Enlarging images recorded on tape
– Tape PB ZOOM (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Besides the operation described here, your camcorder can enlarge still images recorded
on the “Memory Stick” (p. 140).
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) During playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press PB ZOOM. The PB ZOOM screen appears.
(3) Press the area you want to enlarge in the frame.
The area you pressed moves to the center of the screen, and the playback
image is enlarged to about twice the size. If you press another area again, the
area moves to the center of the screen.
(4) Adjust the zoom ratio by the power zoom lever.
You can select the zoom ratio from approximately 1.1 times up to 5 times its
size.
W: Decrease the zoom ratio.
T : Increase the zoom ratio.
2
4
PB
ZOOM
PB ZOOM
END
To cancel tape PB ZOOM
Press
END.
Notes
•You cannot process externally input scenes using tape PB ZOOM with your
camcorder.
•You cannot record images on the tape on your camcorder while you are processing
the image using tape PB ZOOM. However, you can record images on the “Memory
Stick” (DCR-TRV33 only) (p. 118, 128), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
•You cannot record moving pictures on the “Memory Stick” on your camcorder when
you have processed the picture using tape PB ZOOM.
Images in tape PB ZOOM
Images in tape PB ZOOM are not output through the DV Interface.
During tape PB ZOOM
If you press DSPL/BATT INFO, 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
– Zero set memory
Your camcorder automatically searches for a desired scene having the tape counter
value of “0:00:00.” Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
The POWER switch should be set to
.
DISPLAY
m
ZERO SET MEMORY
N
Advanced Playback Operations
(1) During playback, press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander at
the point you want to locate later. The tape counter shows “0:00:00,” then starts
counting. The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator flashes. If the indicators do not
appear, press DISPLAY.
(2) Press x when you want to stop playback.
(3) Press m to rewind the tape to the tape counter’s zero point. The tape stops
automatically when the tape counter reaches approximately zero.
(4) Press N. Playback starts from the counter’s zero point.
x
Notes
• When you press ZERO SET MEMORY before rewinding the tape, the zero set memory
function will be canceled.
• There may be a discrepancy of several seconds between the time code and the tape
counter.
• The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator disappears when you press FN.
If the tape has a blank portion in the recorded sections
The zero set memory function may not work correctly.
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Searching the boundaries of recorded
tape by title – Title search
Use the cassette with Cassette Memory for this operation.
Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
Before operation
Set CM SEARCH in
to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
The POWER switch should be set to
.
(1) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the TITLE
SEARCH indicator appears.
The title search screen appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
t
TITLE SEARCH tDATE SEARCH tPHOTO SEARCH*
(no indicator) T
PHOTO SCAN*T
* DCR-TRV19 only
(2) 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.
1
SEARCH
MODE
2
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 cancel searching
Press x on the Remote Commander.
If the tape has a blank portion between recorded portions
Title search may not work correctly.
To superimpose a title
See page 101.
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Searching a recording by date
– Date search
• DATE SEARCH by using Cassette Memory
c Select the date from the list of recording dates displayed on the screen
• DATE SEARCH without using Cassette Memory
c Search for the point where the recording date changed
Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
Searching for the date by using Cassette Memory
Before operation
• You can use this function only when playing back the cassette with Cassette Memory.
• Set CM SEARCH in
to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
.
(1) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the DATE
SEARCH indicator appears.
The date search screen appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
t
TITLE SEARCH tDATE SEARCH tPHOTO SEARCH*
(no indicator) T
PHOTO SCAN*T
* DCR-TRV19 only
(2) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the date for playback.
Your camcorder automatically starts playback at the beginning of the selected
date.
1
SEARCH
MODE
2
Advanced Playback Operations
The POWER switch should be set to
DATE SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 03
SEP / 6 / 03
DEC / 24 / 03
JAN / 1 / 04
FEB / 11 / 04
APR / 29 / 04
[b] [a]
[a] Actual point you are trying to search for
[b] Present point on the tape
To cancel searching
Press x on the Remote Commander.
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Searching a recording by date – Date search
Searching for the date without using Cassette Memory
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181).
(3) Select CM SEARCH in
CM SET
TITLE
TITLE ERASE
TITLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE TITLE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
ON
OFF
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select OFF, then press EXEC.
(5) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the DATE
SEARCH indicator appears.
(6) 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.
To cancel searching
Press x on the Remote Commander or
on your camcorder.
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 the tape has a blank portion between recorded portions
Date search may not work correctly.
Cassette Memory
The cassette with Cassette Memory can hold 6 recording date data. If you search the
date among 7 or more data, see “Searching for the date without using Cassette
Memory.”
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Searching for a photo – Photo search/
Photo scan (DCR-TRV19 only)
You can search for a still image you have recorded on a tape (PHOTO SEARCH).
You can also search for still images one after another and display each image for five
seconds automatically regardless of the cassette memory (PHOTO SCAN). Use the
Remote Commander for these operations.
Use this function to check or edit still images.
Searching for a photo by using cassette memory
Before operation
•You can use this function only when playing back a tape with cassette memory.
•Set CM SEARCH to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.)
.
(1) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the
PHOTO SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
tTITLE SEARCH t DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator) T
PHOTO SCAN T
(2) 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.
1
SEARCH
MODE
2
Advanced Playback Operations
The POWER switch should be set to
PHOTO SEARCH
1
2
3
4
5
6
SEP / 5 / 03
SEP / 6 / 03
DEC / 24 / 03
JAN / 1 / 04
FEB / 11 / 04
APR / 29 / 04
5
8
10
10
4
1
:
:
:
:
:
:
30PM
50AM
30AM
26PM
11PM
45PM
[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.
Searching for a photo without using cassette memory
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181).
(3) Select CM SEARCH in
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Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan (DCR-TRV19 only)
(4) Select OFF, then press EXEC.
(5) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the
PHOTO SEARCH indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
tDATE SEARCH
tPHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator) T
PHOTO SCAN T
(6) 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.
To stop searching
Press x on the Remote Commander or
on your camcorder.
Scanning photo
The POWER switch should be set to
.
(1) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the
PHOTO SCAN indicator appears.
The indicator changes as follows:
tTITLE SEARCH* t DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH
(no indicator) T
PHOTO SCAN T
* TITLE SEARCH appears only when CM SEARCH is set to ON in the menu
settings.
(2) Press . or > on the Remote Commander.
Each photo is played back for about 5 seconds automatically.
1
SEARCH
MODE
2
PHOTO 00
SCAN
To stop scanning
Press x on the Remote Commander or
on your camcorder.
If a tape has a blank section between recorded sections
PHOTO SEARCH and PHOTO SCAN may not work correctly.
The available number of photos that can be searched using the cassette memory
The available number is up to 12 photos. However, you can search 13 photos or more
using the photo scan function.
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— Editing —
Dubbing tape
You can dub or edit on the VCR connected to your camcorder using your camcorder as
a player.
You can connect either the A/V connecting cable (supplied) or i.LINK cable (optional).
If you connect with the i.LINK cable (optional), video and audio signals are transmitted
in digital form for high-quality editing.
Connecting
With the A/V connecting cable
IN
Yellow
S VIDEO
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
VIDEO
V
C
R
Editing
AUDIO
AUDIO/
VIDEO
Red
White
S VIDEO
: Signal flow
With the i.LINK cable
DV
Interface
i.LINK
i.LINK cable (optional)
V
C
R
: Signal flow
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Dubbing tape
Dubbing
If you are connecting the VCR with the A/V connecting cable
•Set DISPLAY in
to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
•If a search indicator is displayed, press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander
to turn it off.
•If you want to dub the data code, display it on the screen.
•If you want to dub the title, set TITLE DSPL in
to ON in the menu settings. (The
default setting is ON.)
If you are connecting the VCR with the i.LINK cable
•Recording of only the picture or sound cannot be done.
•Titles, screen indicators, Cassette Memory contents, and “Memory Stick” index screen
lettering cannot be recorded.
The POWER switch should be set to
.
(1) Insert a blank tape (or the tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and
insert the recorded tape into your camcorder.
(2) Prepare the VCR for recording. If the VCR has an input selector, set it to input.
Refer to the operating instructions of the VCR.
(3) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
(4) Start recording on the VCR.
Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
When you have finished dubbing the tape
Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR.
You can edit on VCRs that support the following systems
8 mm , Hi8
, Digital8 , VHS
, S-VHS
, VHSC
, S-VHSC
Betamax , ED Betamax
, mini DV
, DV
and MICROMV
,
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
See page 45 for details.
About i.LINK
See page 202 for details.
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Dubbing tape
Pictures processed by picture effect, digital effect* or PB ZOOM*
These are not output through the DV Interface.
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
If you record a paused playback picture
•The recorded picture becomes rough with the DV Interface.
•The picture may jitter when you play back the picture using other video equipment.
Editing
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Dubbing only desired scenes
– Digital program editing (on tape)
You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto the tape without
operating the VCR.
Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programs.
Your camcorder can dub on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only). See page
130 for details.
Unwanted
scene
Unwanted
scene
Switch the order
Before operating Digital program editing on the tape recorded
on other equipment
Step 1 Connecting to the VCR.
Step 2 Setting the VCR to operate (p. 85).
Step 3 Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR (p. 88).
When you dub using the same VCR again, you can skip steps 2 and 3.
Using Digital program editing on the tape recorded on other
equipment
Operation 1 Making a program (p. 90).
Operation 2 Performing Digital program editing (Dubbing the tape) (p. 92).
Note
When editing digital video, the operation signals to the VCR cannot be sent with
LANC jack.
Step 1: Connecting to the VCR
You can connect either the A/V connecting cable or the i.LINK cable.
Connect the devices as illustrated on page 81.
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Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape)
Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate
When you are connecting the camcorder and VCR using the A/V connecting cable, the
signal is emitted from the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder to the remote sensor
on the VCR to control the VCR.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
4
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
TAPE
MEMORY
EXEC
5
6
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:32:30:14
ED I T
SET
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
RET.
7
UNDO
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
Editing
(1) Turn the power of the connected VCR on. If the VCR has an input selector, set
it to input.
When you connect a video camera recorder, set its power switch to VCR/
VTR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 185).
(4) Select VIDEO EDIT in
(5) Select TAPE, then press EXEC (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
(6) Press EDIT SET.
(7) Select CONTROL, then press EXEC.
(8) When connecting with the A/V connecting cable, select IR, then press EXEC.
When connecting with the i.LINK cable, select i.LINK, press EXEC, then go
to “Step 3: Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR” on page 88.
(9) Select IR SETUP, then press EXEC.
(10) Select the IR SETUP code of your VCR, then press EXEC. Check the code in
“About the IR SETUP code” (p. 87).
END
IR
EXEC
RET.
9
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
IR
i. L I NK
EXEC
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
3
EXEC
RET.
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Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape)
(11) Select PAUSEMODE, then press EXEC.
(12) 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.
11
12
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
PAUSE
REC
PB
RET.
EXEC
END
PAUSE
EXEC
RET.
(13) Locate the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder and face it towards the
remote sensor of the VCR about 30 cm (12 in.) apart.
Infrared
rays emitter
VCR
Remote sensor
(14) Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording
pause.
(15) Select IR TEST, then press EXEC.
(16) 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 screen. When finished, the indicator changes to COMPLETE.
15
16
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
ENGAGE
REC PAUSE
RETURN
EXECUTE
EXEC
86
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
COMPLETE
EXEC
RET.
Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape)
Note
When you connect with the i.LINK cable, you may not be able to operate the dubbing
function correctly, depending on the VCR.
Set CONTROL to IR in the menu settings of your camcorder.
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.
IR SETUP code
Brand
IR SETUP code
Sony
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mitsubishi/MGA
22, 23, 24, 28, 29
Admiral (M. Wards)
89
Multitech
23, 32, 80
Aiwa
47, 54, 80
NEC
21, 33, 35
Akai
49, 51
Olympic
77, 78
Audio Dynamic
21, 35
Optimus
22
Bell&Howell
(M. Wards)
36
Orion
60
Broksonic
Panasonic
16, 17, 77, 78
21, 70, 82
Pentax
8, 42
Canon
77, 78
Philco
26, 70, 77, 78
Citizen
47
Philips
47, 77, 78, 83
Craig
47, 73
Pioneer
78
Curtis Mathis
8, 77, 80
Quasar
6, 16, 17, 77, 78
Daewoo
26, 40, 77
RCA/PROSCAN
DBX
21, 33, 35
7, 8, 16, 40, 41, 42, 77, 78, 78*,
83, 101
22, 36, 37, 77, 80, 88
Dimensia
8
Realistic
Emerson
26, 48, 59, 70, 80, 81, 82
Sansui
21
Fisher
36, 37, 44, 45
Singer
73
Funai
80
Samsung
24, 24*, 32, 32*, 41, 94, 94*
General Electric
8, 32*, 77, 94*, 101
Sanyo
26, 36, 37, 47
Goldstar/LG
47
Scott
22, 23, 24, 28, 32, 37, 40, 41
GO VIDEO
71
Sharp
88, 89
Hitachi
8, 42, 78
Shintom
73
HQ
40
Signature 2000
80, 89
Instant Replay
77, 78
Sylvania
77, 78, 80, 83
JC Penny
8, 21, 33, 35, 36, 42, 77
Symphonic
80
JVC
12, 13, 14, 21, 33, 35
Tashiro
47
Kenwood
21, 33, 35, 47
Tatung
21, 33, 35
LXI (Sears)
36, 37, 42, 44, 45, 47, 49, 80
Teac
21, 33, 35, 80
Magnavox
17, 77, 78, 83
Technics
77, 78
Marantz
21, 33, 35
Toshiba
7, 40, 49
Marta
47
Wards
37, 47, 88, 89, 95
Memorex
37, 77
Yamaha
21, 33, 35, 36
Minolta
8, 42
Zenith
95
Editing
Brand
* TV/VCR component
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Note on the IR SETUP code
Digital program editing is not possible if the VCR does not support IR SETUP codes.
When the VCR does not operate correctly
•After checking the code in “About the IR SETUP code” (p. 87), set the IR SETUP or the
PAUSEMODE again.
•Place your camcorder at least 30 cm (12 in.) away from the VCR.
•Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
Step 3: Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR
You can adjust the synchronization of your camcorder and the VCR.
Prepare a pen and paper for notes.
Before operation, eject the cassette from your camcorder (if inserted).
(1) Insert the recordable cassette into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording
pause.
When you select i.LINK in CONTROL, the recording pause is not necessary.
(2) Select ADJ TEST, then press EXEC.
(3) Select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
IN and OUT are recorded on an image for 5 times each to calculate the
number values for adjusting the synchronization.
The EXECUTING indicator flashes on the screen. When finished, the
indicator changes to COMPLETE.
(4) Rewind the tape in the VCR, then start slow playback.
5 IN numbers and corresponding OUT numbers are displayed.
Take a note of the opening number value of each IN and the closing number
value of each OUT.
(5) Calculate the average of 5 opening number values of 5 IN, and the average of
all the closing number values of each OUT.
(6) Select ”CUT-IN,” then press EXEC.
(7) Select the average number value of IN, then press EXEC.
The calculated start position for recording is set.
(8) Select ”CUT-OUT,” then press EXEC.
(9) Select the average number value of OUT, then press EXEC.
The calculated stop position for recording is set.
RET. to execute.
(10) Press
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2
3
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
RETURN
EXECUTE
ENGAGE
REC PAUSE
EXEC
END
COMPLETE
EXEC
RET.
RET.
8
6
END
0
EXEC
RET.
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
END
Editing
V I DEO ED I T
ED I T SET
CONTROL
ADJ TEST
”CUT - I N”
”CUT -OUT”
I R SETUP
PAUSEMODE
I R TEST
0
EXEC
RET.
Notes
•When you complete “Step 3: Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR,” the image to
adjust the synchronization is recorded for about 50 seconds.
•If you start recording from the very beginning of the tape, the first few seconds of the
tape may not be recorded properly. Be sure to allow about 10 seconds’ lead before
starting the recording.
•When the recording unit cannot be operated properly by the i.LINK cable, leave the
connection as it is, and make the A/V connecting cable settings (p. 85). Video and
audio are sent by digital signals.
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Operation 1: Making a Program
(1) Insert the cassette for playback into your camcorder, and insert the tape for
recording into the VCR.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 185).
(4) Select VIDEO EDIT in
(5) Select TAPE, then press EXEC (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
(6) Search for the beginning of the first scene you want to insert using the video
control buttons on the screen, then pause playback. You can fine-adjust one
/
.
frame at a time with
(7) Press MARK IN on the screen.
The IN point of the first program is set, and the upper part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(8) Search for the end of the first scene you want to insert using the video control
buttons on the screen, then pause playback. You can fine-adjust one frame at
/
.
a time with
(9) Press MARK OUT on the screen.
The OUT point of the first program is set, then the lower part of the program
mark changes to light blue.
(10) Repeat steps 6 to 9.
When one program is set, the program mark changes to light blue.
You can set 20 programs in maximum.
4
5
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
D I SPL AY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
TAPE
MEMORY
EXEC
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
0:32:30:14
ED I T
SET
START
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
RET.
7
9
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
OUT
START
0:08:55:06
ED I T
SET
UNDO
10
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:09:07:06
ED I T
SET
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:13:00
SCENE 1
TOTAL 0:00:00:00
SCENE 0
END
V I DEO ED I T
MARK
IN
START
0:10:01:23
ED I T
SET
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:47:12
SCENE 3
END
To finish making programs
Press
END.
The program is stored in memory until the tape is ejected.
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Note
You cannot operate recording during 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 total time may not be displayed correctly.
Erasing the program you have set
Erase OUT mark first, and then IN mark of the last set program.
Editing
(1) Follow steps 2 to 5 on page 90.
(2) Press UNDO.
(3) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set program mark flashes, then the DELETE ?
indicator appears.
(4) Press EXEC. The last set program is deleted.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 4.
Erasing all programs
(1) Follow steps 2 to 5 on page 90.
(2) Press UNDO.
(3) Press ERASE ALL. All the set program marks flash, then the DELETE ?
indicator appears.
(4) Press EXEC. All the set programs are deleted.
To cancel erasing all programs
Press CANCEL in step 4.
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Operation 2: Performing Digital program editing
(Dubbing the tape)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) When you use a digital video camera recorder, set the power switch of VCR to
VCR/VTR.
(2) Make sure your camcorder and the VCR are connected, and that the VCR is set
to recording pause.
When you use the i.LINK cable, this step is not necessary.
(3) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(4) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 185).
(5) Select VIDEO EDIT in
(6) Select TAPE, then press EXEC (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
(7) Press START.
(8) Press EXEC.
Search for the beginning of the first program, then start dubbing.
The program mark flashes.
The SEARCH indicator appears during searching, and the EDITING indicator
appears during editing on the screen.
When the dubbing ends, your camcorder and the VCR automatically stop.
To cancel dubbing during editing
Press CANCEL.
To end Digital program editing
Your camcorder stops when the dubbing is complete. Then the display returns to
VIDEO EDIT in the menu settings.
END to end the video edit function.
Press
When the program has not been set
You cannot press START.
You cannot record on the VCR in the following
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Indicator
Cause
No indicator
• The write-protect tab on the cassette is set to lock.
• The IR SETUP code is not correct. (When IR is
selected.)
• The button to cancel recording pause is not
correct. (When IR is selected.)
CHECK ”i.LINK” & REC STATUS
• i.LINK is selected but the i.LINK cable is not
connected.
• The power of the connected VCR is not turned
on. (When i.LINK is selected.)
Recording video or TV programs
You can record the tape from another VCR or a TV program from a TV that has video/
audio outputs. Use your camcorder as a recorder. You can connect either the A/V
connecting cable (supplied) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) or i.LINK cable (optional).
If you connect with the i.LINK cable (optional), video and audio signals are transmitted
in digital form for high-quality editing.
Connecting a VCR or TV
With the A/V connecting cable (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Receiver/Player
TV
White
Yellow
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
VIDEO
Editing
OUT
S VIDEO
Recorder
AUDIO
AUDIO/
VIDEO
Red
VCR
: Signal flow
S VIDEO
With the i.LINK cable
Player
Recorder
DV Interface
i.LINK
VCR
i.LINK cable (optional)
: Signal flow
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Recording video or TV programs
If your VCR is a monaural type (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video output jack and the
white or 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.
If your VCR has an S video jack (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
See page 45 for details.
When using the i.LINK cable
•Before recording, make sure if the DV IN indicator appears on the screen. The DV IN
indicator may appear on both equipment.
•Recording of only the picture or sound cannot be done.
Dubbing
Before operation
to LCD in the menu settings when using the A/V connecting cable.
Set DISPLAY in
(The default setting is LCD.)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Insert the blank tape (or the tape you want to record over) into your
camcorder. If you are recording the tape from the VCR, insert the recorded
tape into the VCR.
(2) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(3) Press REC CTRL.
REC CTRL
RET.
REC
PAUSE
REC
START
(4) Press REC PAUSE.
(5) Press N on the VCR to start playback if you record the tape from a VCR.
Select a TV program if you record from a TV. The picture from playback side
appears on the screen.
(6) Press REC START at the scene where you want to start recording from.
When you have finished dubbing the tape
Press x on your camcorder, and then press the stop button on the VCR.
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Inserting a scene from a VCR
– Insert editing
You can insert a new scene with sound 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 93. Insert a cassette containing the desired scene to
insert into the VCR.
[a]
[A]
[b]
[c]
Editing
[B]
[C]
[A] The tape that contains the scene to be superimposed
[B] The tape before editing
[C] The tape after editing
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Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) On the VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then set the VCR to
playback pause.
(2) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c], then set it to playback
pause.
(3) Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander. The ZERO SET
MEMORY indicator flashes and the end point of the insert is stored in memory.
The tape counter shows “0:00:00.”
(4) On your camcorder, locate the insert start point [b].
(5) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(6) Press REC CTRL.
(7) Press REC PAUSE.
(8) First press X on the VCR, and after a few seconds press REC START on your
camcorder to start inserting the new scene with sound.
Inserting automatically stops near the zero point on the tape counter. Your
camcorder automatically stops recording and the point you set in step 3 is
cleared from memory.
3
ZERO SET
MEMORY
0:00:00
ZERO SET
MEMORY
To change the insert end point
Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander again after step 4 to erase the
ZERO SET MEMORY indicator and begin from step 2.
To insert a scene without setting the insert end point
Skip steps 2 and 3. Press x on the Remote Commander or
when you want to stop inserting.
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on your camcorder
Audio dubbing
You can record additional audio to the original sound on the tape by connecting audio
equipment or a microphone. If you connect the audio equipment, you can add sound to
your tape already recorded in the 12-bit mode by specifying starting and ending points.
The original sound will not be erased.
Preparing for audio dubbing
You can record additional audio in the following:
• Dubbing with the built-in microphone
• Connecting the microphone (optional) to the MIC jack
• Connecting the microphone (optional) to the intelligent accessory shoe
• Connecting the A/V connecting cable to the AUDIO/VIDEO jack (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)
Editing
The audio input to be recorded will take precedence over others in the following order:
• MIC jack
• Intelligent accessory shoe
• AUDIO/VIDEO jack (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
• Built-in microphone
Dubbing with the built-in microphone
No connection is necessary. (If no external microphone is connected, audio recording
will be performed automatically by the built-in microphone.)
Connecting the microphone (optional) to the MIC jack
Microphone
(optional)
MIC (PLUG IN
POWER)
: Signal flow
You can check the recorded picture and sound by connecting the AUDIO/VIDEO jack
to a TV.
The recorded sound is not output from the speaker. Check the sound by using the
headphones or TV.
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Audio dubbing
Connecting the microphone (optional) to the intelligent
accessory shoe
Remove the shoe cover, then connect the microphone.
Shoe cover
Microphone (optional)
Connecting the A/V connecting cable to the AUDIO/VIDEO jack
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Audio equipment
AUDIO L
Do not connect the
video (yellow) plug.
LINE OUT
L
R
AUDIO R
Red
AUDIO/
VIDEO
White
: Signal flow
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
Note
When dubbing with the AUDIO/VIDEO jack (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) or the built-in
microphone, pictures are not output through the S VIDEO jack or AUDIO/VIDEO jack.
Check the recorded picture on the screen. You can check the recorded sound by using
headphones.
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Audio dubbing
Adding an audio sound on the recorded tape
Choose a connection mentioned on page 97, and connect audio equipment or
microphone to your camcorder. Then follow the procedure below.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
Editing
(1) Insert the recorded tape into your camcorder.
to start playing back. To pause
(2) Locate the recording start point. Press
at the recording start point. You can fine adjust the
playing back, press
/
.
recording start point by pressing
(3) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(4) Press A DUB CTRL.
The A DUB CTRL screen appears.
A DUB CTRL
RET.
REC
PAUSE
AUDIO
REC
START
DUB
(5) Press AUDIO DUB. The green X indicator appears on the screen.
on your camcorder and at the same time start playing back the
(6) Press
audio you want to record.
The new sound is recorded in stereo 2 (ST2) during playback. While recording
indicator appears on the screen.
new sound, the red
on your camcorder at the point where you want to stop recording.
(7) Press
You cannot perform audio dubbing:
•On the tape recorded in the 16-bit mode
•On the tape recorded in the LP mode
•When the DV Interface is connected
•On blank portions of a tape
•When the write-protect tab of the cassette is set to lock
To add new sound to previously recorded sections more precisely
During playback, press ZERO SET MEMORY at the point where you want to stop
recording new sound.
Follow the procedure on page 75. Recording automatically stops at the point where
ZERO SET MEMORY was pressed.
We recommend that you add new sound on the tape recorded with your
camcorder
If you add new sound on the tape recorded with another camcorder (including other
DCR-TRV19/TRV22/TRV33), the sound quality may become deteriorated.
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Audio dubbing
Monitoring the new recorded sound
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
.
Play back the tape on which you added audio.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 178).
Select AUDIO MIX in
VCR SET
H i F i SOUND
AUD I O M I X
A/VcDV OUT
r
R
EXIT
ST1
EXEC
ST2
RET.
(5) Press r/R to adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new
sound (ST2), then press EXEC.
About 5 minutes after you disconnect the power source or remove the battery
pack, the setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only. The
default setting is original sound only.
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Superimposing a title on a cassette with
Cassette Memory
VACATION
A cassette can have up to about 20 titles, if a title consists of 5 characters.
However, if the Cassette Memory is full with date, photo data (DCR-TRV19 only) and
cassette label data, the cassette can have only up to about 11 titles with 5 characters
each.
Cassette Memory capacity is as follows:
– 6 date data (maximum)
– 1 cassette label (maximum)
– 12 photo data (maximum) (DCR-TRV19 only)
or
Editing
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Insert the cassette with Cassette Memory.
(2) During standby, recording, playback or playback pause, press FN to display
PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181).
(4) Select TITLE in
, then press EXEC.
(5) Select
(6) Select a desired title, then press EXEC. The title appears on the screen.
(7) If necessary, change the color, size, or position by pressing COLOR, SIZE,
POS r or POS R.
(8) Press TITLE OK.
(9) Press SAVE TITLE.
During playback, playback pause or recording:
The TITLE SAVE indicator appears on the screen for about 5 seconds and the
title is set.
During recording standby:
The TITLE indicator appears. And when you press START/STOP to start
recording, the TITLE SAVE indicator appears on the screen for about 5 seconds
and the title is set.
5
PRESET TITLE
HELLO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
CONGRATULATIONS!
OUR SWEET BABY
WEDDING
VACATION
THE END
EXIT
6
TITLE
OK
EXIT
VACATION
COLOR
EXEC
RET.
SIZE
POS r
POS R
RET.
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Superimposing a title on a cassette with Cassette Memory
To use the custom title
If you want to use the custom title, select
in step 5.
The titles superimposed with your camcorder
•They appear only by DV
format video equipment with index titler function.
•The point you superimposed the title may be detected as an index signal when
searching a recording with other video equipment.
To not display title
Set TITLE DSPL in
to OFF in the menu settings (p. 181).
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.
•The title position:
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.
Erasing a title
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
or
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181). The TITLE ERASE screen
(3) Select TITLEERASE in
appears.
(4) Select the title you want to erase, then press EXEC.
The ERASE OK? indicator appears.
(5) Make sure the title is the one you want to erase, then press OK.
The ERASING indicator flashes on the screen.
When the title is erased, the COMPLETE indicator appears.
3
4
T I TLE ERASE
1
2
3
4
5
6
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
R
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL in step 5.
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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.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
or
.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
4
5
TITLE SET
CUSTOM1 SET
CUSTOM2 SET
r
R
EXIT
EXEC
7
TITLE SET
EXIT
[____________________]
t
&? ! ABC
DEF T
RET.
Editing
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181).
Select TITLE in
, then press EXEC.
Select
Select CUSTOM1 SET or CUSTOM2 SET, then press EXEC.
Select a desired character. Repeat pressing a key to select a desired character
on the key.
(7) Press c to move the cursor to select the next character. Repeat the same
procedure as steps 6 and 7 to complete your title.
(8) Press SET. The title is stored in memory.
TITLE SET
EXIT
[ PARTY_______________]
t
&? ! ABC
DEF T
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To change a title you have stored
In step 5, select CUSTOM1 SET or CUSTOM2 SET, depending on which title you want
to change, then press EXEC and enter the new title.
If you take 5 minutes or longer to enter characters during tape recording standby
with the cassette inserted in your camcorder
The power automatically goes off. The characters you have entered remain stored in
memory. Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) once and then to CAMERA again, then
start again from step 1.
We recommend setting the POWER switch to VCR or removing the cassette so that
your camcorder does not automatically turn off while you are entering title characters.
To erase the character
Press C. The last character is erased.
To enter a space
Press c.
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Labeling a cassette on a cassette with
Cassette Memory
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.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
or
.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Insert the cassette with Cassette Memory you want to label.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181).
Select TAPE TITLE in
Select a desired character. Repeat pressing a key to select a desired character
on the key.
(6) Press c to move the cursor to select the next character. Repeat the same
procedure as steps 5 and 6 to complete the label.
(7) Press SET. The label is stored in memory.
4
5
TAPE TITLE
&? !
EXIT
[__________]
ABC
DEF T
t
6
TAPE TITLE
&? !
EXIT
[ G_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ]
ABC
DEF T
t
TAPE TITLE
&? !
EXIT
[ GRADU _ _ _ _ _ ]
ABC
DEF T
t
GH I
JKL
MNO
123
45
678
90
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
PQR
S
TUV
WXY
Z
’.,
/–
SET
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To erase the label you have made
Erase the label by selecting C in step 5, then press SET.
To change the label you have made
Insert the cassette to change the label, and operate in the same way to make a new label.
If you have superimposed titles in the cassette
When the label appears, up to 4 titles also appear.
To erase the character
Press C. The last character is erased.
To enter a space
Press c.
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Erasing all the data in Cassette Memory
The following data saved in Cassette Memory can be completely erased at once:
– Date data
– Title data
– Cassette label
– Photo data (DCR-TRV19 only)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
or
.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
3
Editing
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 181).
Select ERASE ALL in
Select OK, then press EXEC.
The OK indicator changes to EXECUTE.
(5) Select EXECUTE, then press EXEC. The ERASING indicator flashes on the
screen. Once erasing is complete, the COMPLETE indicator appears.
4
CM SET
TITLE
TITLEERASE
TITLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE TITLE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
RETURN
OK
EXEC
RET.
CM SET
TITLE
TITLEERASE
TITLE DSPL
CM SEARCH
TAPE TITLE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
RETURN
EXECUTE
EXEC
RET.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel erasing
Select RETURN in step 5, then press EXEC.
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— “Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) —
Using “Memory Stick”
The “Memory Stick” is a new light and small recording media which, despite of the
size, can store greater data than a floppy disk.
In addition to recording images and easily playing back images you want to see, the
“Memory Stick” allows operations such as:
– Copying images into the “Memory Stick” from the tape
– Capturing images into the computer using the supplied USB cable
– Image deletion, protection and writing (with a print mark).
File format
Still image (JPEG)
Your camcorder compresses and records image data in JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format. The file extension is .jpg.
Exif * Ver.2.2 JPEG compliant, DPOF compatible
* Exif: Exif is a file format for still images, established by the Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). Files in this format can have
additional information such as your camcorder’s setting information at the time of
recording.
Moving picture (MPEG)
Your camcorder compresses and records picture data in MPEG (Moving Picture Experts
Group) format. The file extension is .mpg.
Typical image data file name
Still image
101-0001:
This file name appears on the screen of your camcorder.
DSC00001.JPG:This file name appears on the display of a computer.
Moving picture
MOV00001:
This file name appears on the screen of your camcorder.
MOV00001.MPG:
This file name appears on the display of a computer.
To prevent from erasing images accidentally
Rear part of the “Memory Stick”
Slide the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” to LOCK.
The position and shape of the write-protect tab may be different depending on the
model.
Terminal
Write-protect tab
Notes on the “Memory Stick”
Labeling position
Stick its label on the labeling position.
Labeling position
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Using “Memory Stick”
Image data may be damaged in the following cases. (Damaged image data will
not be compensated.)
– You eject the “Memory Stick” or turn the power off when the data is being recorded
or the image file is being read in the “Memory Stick” (the access lamp is flashing or
lights up).
– You use the “Memory Stick” near magnets or magnetic fields such as those of
speakers and TV.
We recommend backing up important data on the hard disk of a computer.
On handling
•When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” put it in its case.
•Prevent metallic objects or your finger from coming into contact with the metal parts
of the connecting section.
•Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to the “Memory Stick.”
•Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick.”
•Do not let the “Memory Stick” get wet.
The “Memory Stick” formatted by a computer
The “Memory Stick” formatted by Windows OS or Macintosh computers does not have
a guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.
Notes on “MagicGate Memory Stick”
You can use the “MagicGate Memory Stick” for recording image data on your
camcorder. However, you cannot record or play back the music protected by copyright
on your camcorder.
Notes on using the “Memory Stick Duo”
•Make sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor
when using the “Memory Stick Duo” with your camcorder.
•Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” in the correct direction. Inserting it in the wrong
direction may cause a malfunction of your camcorder.
•Do not insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a “Memory Stick” compatible unit without
inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor first. Doing so may cause a
malfunction of the unit.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
On location for use
Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” 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
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Using “Memory Stick”
Notes on image data compatibility
•Image data files recorded on the “Memory Stick” 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 your camcorder (p. 180). Note that formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick.”
•You may not be able to play back the images recorded using your camcorder, on other
playback equipment.
•You may not be able to play back following images with your camcorder:
– image data modified on a computer
– image data shot with other equipment
•The “Memory Stick,”
and “MagicGate Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
•“Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•“MagicGate” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Inserting/Ejecting the “Memory Stick”
Inserting the “Memory Stick”
Open the lid of the “Memory Stick” slot. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the “Memory
Stick” slot as far as it can go with the b mark as illustrated, then close the lid.
Access lamp
Ejecting the “Memory Stick”
Open the lid of the “Memory Stick” slot. Slide MEMORY EJECT in the direction of the
arrow.
Notes
•If you insert the “Memory Stick” forcibly in the opposite direction, the “Memory
Stick” slot may be damaged.
•Do not insert anything other than the “Memory Stick” into the “Memory Stick” slot.
This may cause a malfunction.
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 the “Memory Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, image data
breakdown may occur.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
MEMORY EJECT
MEMORY STICK ERROR” appears
If “
Reinsert the “Memory Stick” a few times. The “Memory Stick” may be damaged if the
indicator still appears. If this occurs, use another “Memory Stick.”
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Selecting image quality and size
Selecting still image quality
The default setting is FINE.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
or
.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 179).
Select STILL SET in
Select QUALITY, then press EXEC.
Select a desired image quality, then press EXEC.
3
4
MEM SET 1
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
EXIT
OFF
MEM SET 1
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
EXIT
FINE
STANDARD
REMAIN
12
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
RET.
Image quality settings
Setting
Meaning
FINE (FINE)
Use this mode when you want to record high quality
images. Fine images are compressed to about 1/4.
STANDARD (STD)
This is the standard image quality. Standard images are
compressed to about 1/10.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
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Selecting image quality and size
Selecting the still image size (DCR-TRV33 only)
You can select image size 1152 × 864 or 640 × 480 (When the POWER switch is set to
CAMERA or VCR, the image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.)
The default setting is 1152 × 864.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 179).
Select STILL SET in
Select IMAGESIZE, then press EXEC.
Select a desired image size, then press EXEC.
The indicator changes as follows:
640
3
4
MEM SET 1
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
MEM SET 1
STILL SET
BURST
QUALITY
IMAGESIZE
EXIT
OFF
1152
EXIT
1152 × 864
640 × 480
REMAIN
12
r
R
EXEC
r
RET.
R
EXEC
RET.
Memory capacity of still images
Recorded images are compressed in JPEG format before being stored in memory. The
memory capacity of still images varies depending on the selected image quality mode
and image size. Details are shown in the table below.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
1152
1152 × 864 image size (DCR-TRV33 only)
Image quality
Memory capacity
FINE
About 500 KB
STANDARD
About 200 KB
640 × 480 image size
Image quality
Memory capacity
FINE
About 150 KB
STANDARD
About 60 KB
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Selecting image quality and size
Selecting the moving picture size
You can select picture size 320 × 240 or 160 × 112.
The default setting is 320 × 240.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
or
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 179).
Select MOVIE SET in
Select IMAGESIZE, then press EXEC.
Select a desired image size, then press EXEC.
The indicator changes as follows:
320
160
3
4
EXIT
MEM SET 1
MOVIE SET
IMAGESIZE 320 240
REMAIN
MEM SET 1
EXIT
320
MOVIE SET
IMAGESIZE 320 240
REMAIN 160 112
REMAIN
30sec
REMAIN
30sec
r
R
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
112
.
EXEC
RET.
r
R
EXEC
RET.
Selecting image quality and size
Approximate number of still images and time of moving pictures
that can be recorded on one “Memory Stick”
The number of still images and the time of moving pictures you can record vary
depending on which image quality mode you select and the complexity of the subject.
Still images
(unit: image)
FINE
Type of
1152 × 864*
“Memory Stick”
STANDARD
640 × 480
1152
640
1152 × 864*
1152
50
640 × 480
640
15
37
120
16MB (optional)
30
32MB (optional)
61
96
74
240
190
150
64MB (optional)
120
390
300
485
980
128MB (optional)
245
780
600
1970
* DCR-TRV33 only
Moving pictures
Image size
Type of
“Memory Stick”
320 × 240
320
160 × 112
160
8MB (supplied)
1 min. 20 sec.
5 min. 20 sec.
16MB (optional)
2 min. 40 sec.
10 min. 40 sec.
32MB (optional)
5 min. 20 sec.
21 min. 20 sec.
64MB (optional)
10 min. 40 sec.
42 min. 40 sec.
128MB (optional)
21 min. 20 sec.
1 hr. 25 min. 20 sec.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
8MB (supplied)
The table shows approximate number of still images and time of moving pictures that
can be recorded on the “Memory Stick” formatted with your camcorder.
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Recording still images on “Memory
Stick” – Memory Photo recording
The POWER switch should be set to
.
(1) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly and check the image. The green z indicator
stops flashing, then lights up. The brightness of the image and the focus are
adjusted and fixed while your camcorder targets at the center of the image.
Recording does not start yet.
(2) Press PHOTO deeply.
Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator disappears.
The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeply will be
recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
1
50min
640
FINE
12
[a]
101
2
50min
640
[b]
FINE
101
[a] Approximate number of images that can be recorded on the “Memory
Stick”
[b]Folder name to be recorded in
Note
The recordable number of the images indicated on the screen depends on the setting of
the image quality and the condition of the subject being recorded. Therefore, the
recordable number may not change even after recording has been done.
You can record still images on the “Memory Stick” during tape recording or tape
recording standby
See page 46 for details.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”
– Memory Photo recording
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The following functions do not work:
– Digital zoom
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Wide mode
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– SPORTS of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
– Title
– SteadyShot
While you are recording a still image
You cannot turn off the power or press PHOTO.
When you press PHOTO lightly in step 1
The image momentarily flickers. This is not a malfunction.
Recording data
The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) do not appear during
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. 40).
If you record still images when the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV33
only)
The angle of view is slightly larger compared with the angle of view when the POWER
switch is set to CAMERA.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”
– Memory Photo recording
Recording images continuously (DCR-TRV33 only)
You can record still images continuously. Before recording, select a desired mode
described below in the menu settings.
)
NORMAL [a] (
Your camcorder shoots up to 4 still images in 1152 × 864 size or 13 still images in
640 × 480 size at about 0.5 sec intervals.
EXP BRKTG [b] (
)
Your camcorder automatically shoots 3 images at about 0.5 sec intervals at different
exposures.
[a]
[b]
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 179).
Select STILL SET in
Select BURST, then press EXEC.
MEM SET 1
EXIT
STILL SET
BURST
OFF
QUALITY
NORMAL
IMAGESIZE EXP BRKTG
r
R
EXEC
RET.
(5) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.
(6) Press EXIT to make the menu display disappear.
(7) Press PHOTO deeply.
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Recording still images on “Memory Stick”
– Memory Photo recording
The number of still images in continuous shooting
The number of still images you can shoot continuously varies depending on the image
size and the capacity of the “Memory Stick.”
During continuous recording of images
The flash (optional) does not work.
When shooting with the self-timer or the Remote Commander
Your camcorder automatically records up to the maximum number of still images.
If remaining capacity on the “Memory Stick” is less than for 3 images
EXP BRKTG does not work. “
FULL” appears when you press PHOTO.
The effect of EXP BRKTG
The effect of EXP BRKTG may not be noticeable on the screen.
We recommend viewing images on TV or the computer to recognize the effect.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
When selecting NORMAL
Recording continues up to the maximum number of still images during pressing
PHOTO deeply.
117
Recording an image from tape as a still
image
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
Before operation
Insert the “Memory Stick” and the recorded tape into your camcorder.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press
. The picture recorded on the tape is played back.
(2) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly and check the image. The picture from the tape
freezes and the CAPTURE indicator appears on the screen. Recording does not
start yet.
To change the still image, release PHOTO, select a still image again, and then
press and hold PHOTO lightly.
(3) Press PHOTO deeply. Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator
disappears. The image displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO
deeply will be recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
1
2
50min
640
FINE
12
CAPTURE
101
3
50min
640
FINE
101
Sound recorded on the tape
You cannot record audio from the tape.
Title
You cannot record the titles.
Recording date/time
The date/time when it is recorded on the “Memory Stick” is recorded. Various settings
are not recorded.
When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander
Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press
the button.
118
Recording an image from tape as a still image
Recording a still image from other equipment
You can use either A/V connecting cable or i.LINK cable. See page 93 for the
connection.
When connecting with the A/V connecting cable, set DISPLAY in
to LCD in the
menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Play back the recorded tape on the VCR, or turn the TV on to see a desired
program.
(2) At the point where you want to record, follow steps 2 and 3 on page 118.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Note
If the tape is in poor condition due to being used repeatedly for dubbing and so on,
your camcorder may not be able to record the image, or the recorded image may appear
jagged.
119
Superimposing a still image in “Memory
Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX
You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on the “Memory Stick” on top of
the moving picture you are recording. (You cannot superimpose a still image on an
image which has already been recorded.)
You can record superimposed images on the tape or the “Memory Stick.” (However,
you can record only superimposed still images on the “Memory Stick.”)
M. CHROM (Memory Chromakey)
You can swap only the blue area of a still image such as an illustration or a frame with a
moving picture.
M. LUMI (Memory Luminancekey)
You can swap the brighter area of a still image (such as a handwritten illustration or a
title) with a moving picture. To use this function, we recommend recording a title on
the “Memory Stick” before a trip or event.
C. CHROM (Camera Chromakey)
You can superimpose a moving picture on top of a still image such as an image which
can be used as background. Shoot the subject against a blue background. Only the blue
area of the moving picture will be swapped with a still image.
M. OVERLAP (Memory Overlap)
You can make a moving picture you are recording with your camcorder fade in on top
of a still image recorded on the “Memory Stick.” You can use Memory Overlap only
when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.
M. CHROM
Still image
Moving picture
M C AM
C H R OM
Blue
M. LUMI
Still image
Moving picture
Still image
Moving picture
M C AM
L UM I
C. CHROM
C AM M
C H R OM
Blue
M. OVERLAP
OV ER –
LAP
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Still image
Moving picture
Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
The “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder stores 20 images:
– For M. CHROM: 18 images (such as a frame) 101-0001~101-0018
– For C. CHROM: 2 images (such as a background) 101-0019~101-0020
Sample images
Sample images stored in the “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder are
protected (p. 142).
Notes
•You cannot use MEMORY MIX for moving pictures recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
•When the overlapping still image has a large amount of white, the thumbnail image of
the picture may not be clear.
•When recording in the mirror mode (p. 29), the image on the LCD screen does not
appear as a mirror-image.
Recording a superimposed image to the tape
Before operation
•Insert the “Memory Stick” containing the still images into your camcorder.
•Insert the tape for recording into your camcorder.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN and select PAGE2 .
(2) Press MEM MIX. The image recorded on the “Memory Stick” appears in the
lower right corner of the screen.
(3) Press – (to see the previous image)/+ (to see the next image) in the lower right
corner of the screen to select the still image that you want to superimpose.
(4) Press a desired mode. The still image is superimposed on the moving picture
during recording standby.
(5) Press –/+ in the lower left corner of the screen to adjust the effect, then press
OK to return to PAGE2.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Image data modified on a computer
You may not be able to play back modified images with your camcorder.
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 (You can select M. OVERLAP only
when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA.)
(6) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(7) Press START/STOP to start recording.
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Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
2
4
MEM
MIX
EXIT
MEM MIX
OFF MCCAM OVER–
LUMI LAP
OK
EXIT
MEM MIX
OFF
OK
CAMCM MCCAM
CHROM CHROM
101
M. LUMI
101
Still image
To change the still image to be superimposed
Press –/+ in the lower right corner before step 5.
To cancel MEMORY MIX
Press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
Note
During recording you cannot reselect the mode.
To record still image as they appear on the tape
Select M. LUMI, then press –/+ in the lower left corner of the screen so that the right
end of the bar is visible.
When you select M. OVERLAP
You cannot change the still image. First press
select the image again.
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OFF to cancel M. OVERLAP and then
Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX
Recording a superimposed image to the “Memory Stick” as a still
image
Before operation
Insert the “Memory Stick” containing the still images into your camcorder.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Follow the step 1 to 6 on page 121.
(2) Press PHOTO deeply to start recording.
Recording is complete when the bar scroll indicator disappears. The image
displayed on the screen when you pressed PHOTO deeply will be recorded on
the “Memory Stick.”
Press
OFF to return to PAGE2.
Image size of still images
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
To record still image as they appear on the tape
Select M. LUMI, then press –/+ in the lower left corner of the screen so that the right
end of the bar is visible.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
To cancel MEMORY MIX
123
Interval Photo Recording
You can carry out a time-lapse recording by setting the camcorder to automatically
record still images.
Example
[a]
[a]
[a]
[b]
[b]
[a] Memory Photo recording
[b] INTERVAL
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 180).
Select INT. R -STL in
Select SET, then press EXEC.
Select INTERVAL, then press EXEC.
Select a desired interval time, then press EXEC.
RET.
Press
Set INT. R -STL to ON, then press EXEC.
Press EXIT to return to FN.
The INTERVAL MEM STILL indicator flashes on the screen.
(10) Press PHOTO deeply.
Interval Photo Recording starts.
The INTERVAL MEM STILL indicator lights up on the screen during Interval
Photo Recording.
PHOTO
4
5
MEM SET 2
INT. R -STL
INTERVAL
EXIT
1MIN
EXEC
To cancel Interval Photo Recording
Set INT. R -STL to OFF in the menu settings.
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RET.
MEM SET 2
INT. R -STL
INTERVAL
EXIT
1MIN
5MIN
10MIN
EXEC
RET.
Recording moving pictures on “Memory
Stick” – MPEG MOVIE recording
The picture and sound are recorded up to the full capacity of the “Memory Stick”
(MPEG MOVIE EX).
The POWER switch should be set to
.
Press START/STOP.
Your camcorder starts recording. The camera recording lamp located on the front of
your camcorder lights up.
The picture and sound are recorded up to the capacity of the “Memory Stick.” See page
113 for details of recording time.
50min
320REC
0:00:00
15sec
[a]
BBB
[c]
[a] Available recording time on the “Memory Stick”
[b]This indicator appears for 5 seconds after pressing START/STOP. This indicator is
not recorded.
[c] Folder name to be recorded in
To stop recording
Press START/STOP.
Note
Sound is recorded in monaural.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
[b]
101
When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY
The following functions do not work:
– Digital zoom
– Super NightShot
– Color Slow Shutter
– Wide mode
– Fader
– Picture effect
– Digital effect
– SPORTS of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes.)
– Title
– SteadyShot
125
Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”
– MPEG MOVIE recording
When using an external flash (optional)
Turn the power of the external flash off when recording moving pictures on the
“Memory Stick.” Otherwise, the charging sound of the flash may be recorded.
Recording date/time
The date/time do not appear during recording. However, they are automatically
recorded onto the “Memory Stick.” To display the recording date/time, press DATA
CODE during playback. Various settings cannot be recorded (p. 40).
Self-timer recording
You can record moving pictures on the “Memory Stick” with the self-timer. See page
127 for details.
126
Self-timer recording
You can record still images and moving pictures on the “Memory Stick” with the selftimer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation.
PHOTO
START/STOP
PHOTO
START/STOP
Recording a still image
.
(1) Press FN and select PAGE3.
(2) Press SELFTIMER.
(self-timer) indicator appears on the screen.
The
(3) Press EXIT to return to FN.
(4) Press PHOTO deeply.
The self-timer starts counting down from about 10 with a beep. In the last
2 seconds of the countdown, the beep gets faster, then recording starts
automatically.
Recording a moving picture
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Recording a still image.”
(2) Press START/STOP.
The self-timer starts counting down from about 10 with a beep. In the last
2 seconds of the countdown, the beep gets faster, then recording starts
automatically.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
To stop the countdown for recording moving picture
Press START/STOP. To restart the countdown, press START/STOP again.
To cancel the self-timer
During standby, press SELFTIMER and the
(self-timer) indicator disappears from
the screen. You cannot cancel the self-timer using the Remote
Commander.
Notes
•The self-timer recording is automatically canceled when self-timer recording is
finished.
•You cannot stop the countdown for self-timer recording of the still images.
When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA
You can also perform self-timer recording (p. 50).
127
Recording a picture from tape as a
moving picture
Before operation
Insert the recorded cassette and “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press
. The picture recorded on the tape is played back.
again to pause playback at the scene where you want to start
(2) Press
recording from.
(3) Press START/STOP. Images and sound are recorded up to the remaining
capacity of the “Memory Stick.” See page 113 for details on recording time.
1,2
3
N
50min
320REC
0:15:42:43
0:00:03
15sec
[a]
BBB
[b]
101
[c]
[a] Available recording time on the “Memory Stick”
[b] This indicator appears for 5 seconds after pressing START/STOP. This indicator is
not recorded.
[c] Folder name to be recorded in
To stop recording
Press START/STOP.
Notes
•Sound recorded in 48 kHz is converted to one in 32 kHz when recording images from
the tape to the “Memory Stick.”
•Sound recorded in stereo is converted to monaural sound when recording from the
tape.
Titles
You cannot record the titles.
AUDIO ERROR” indicator appears
If the “
Sound that cannot be recorded by your camcorder has been recorded. Connect the A/V
connecting cable to input images played back on an external device (p. 93).
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Recording a picture from tape as a moving picture
Data code recorded on the tape
Instead of the date/time when the picture was recorded on the tape, the date/time
when the picture is recorded on the “Memory Stick” (transferred from the tape) is
recorded on the “Memory Stick.” The various settings that may be saved on the tape are
not recorded.
Recording a moving picture from other equipment
You can use either A/V connecting cable or i.LINK cable. See page 93 for the
connection.
When connecting with the A/V connecting cable, set DISPLAY in
to LCD in the
menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
The POWER switch should be set to
.
Note
Recording may stop or the recorded picture may distorted when:
–There are blank portions on the tape.
– The tape on which the image you want to use was recorded, is in poor condition. For
example, if the tape has been repeatedly used for dubbing.
– The input signal is cut off during recording.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
(1) Play back the recorded tape on the VCR, or turn the TV on to see a desired
program.
The image of the other equipment is displayed on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
(2) At the starting point of the picture you want to record, press START/STOP.
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Recording edited pictures from tape as a
moving picture – Digital program editing
(on “Memory Stick”)
You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto the “Memory Stick.”
Making the program
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Insert the tape for playback, and the “Memory Stick” for recording into your
camcorder.
(2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(3) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 185).
(4) Select VIDEO EDIT in
(5) Select MEMORY, then press EXEC.
(6) Repeat pressing IMAGESIZE to select a desired size. The image size changes
when you press IMAGESIZE.
(7) Follow steps 6 to 10 on page 90.
4
5
EXIT
OTHERS
DATA CODE
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
V I DEO ED I T RETURN
TAPE
MEMORY
EXEC
V I DEO ED I T
0:32:30:14
320
MARK
IN
START
I MAGE
S I ZE
15sec
UNDO
TOTAL 0:00:00
SCENE 0
RET.
END
To finish making programs
Press
END.
The program is stored in memory until the tape is ejected.
Notes
•You cannot dub the titles, display indicators, or the contents of Cassette Memory.
•You cannot operate recording during the Digital program editing on the “Memory
Stick.”
On a blank portion of the tape
You cannot set IN or OUT on a blank portion of the tape.
If there is a blank portion between IN and OUT on the tape
The total time may not appear correctly.
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Recording edited pictures from tape as a moving picture
– Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”)
During making a program
If you eject the cassette, the NOT READY indicator appears on the screen. The program
will be erased.
Erasing the program you have set
(1) Perform steps 2 to 6 on page 130.
(2) Perform steps 2 to 4 on page 91.
Erasing all programs
(1) Perform steps 2 to 6 on page 130.
(2) Perform steps 2 to 4 on page 91.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
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Recording edited pictures from tape as a moving picture
– Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”)
Performing the program (Dubbing the “Memory Stick”)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 185).
Select VIDEO EDIT in
Select MEMORY, then press EXEC.
Press START.
Press EXEC.
Your camcorder searches for the beginning of the first program, then starts
dubbing.
The program mark flashes.
The SEARCH indicator appears during searching, the EDITING indicator
appears during writing of data on your camcorder, and the REC indicator
appears during dubbing on the screen.
When the dubbing ends, your camcorder automatically stops.
To stop dubbing
Press CANCEL.
The program you made is recorded on the “Memory Stick” up to the place where you
pressed CANCEL.
To end Digital program editing
Your camcorder stops when the dubbing ends. Then the display returns to VIDEO
EDIT in the menu settings.
Press
END to end Digital program editing.
Note
Your camcorder may stop recording the image, or the recorded image may appear
jagged:
– If the tape has the blank portion.
– If the tape is in poor condition due to being used repeatedly for dubbing.
The NOT READY indicator appears on the screen when:
– The program to operate Digital program editing has not been made.
– The “Memory Stick” is not inserted.
– The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK.
When the available recording time of the “Memory Stick” is not enough
The LOW MEMORY indicator appears on the screen. However, you can record pictures
up to the time indicated.
When the program has not been set
You cannot press START.
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Changing the recording folder
You can create plural folders in a “Memory Stick.” This feature is convenient for sorting
out the images when you record.
The default recording folder is “101MSDCF.” You can create folders up to “999MSDCF”
in the “Memory Stick.”
Creating a new folder
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
(3) Select NEW FOLDER in
, then press EXEC (p. 179).
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select ADD, then press EXEC. A folder with the maximum number+1 will be
created. A created folder is automatically set to the folder to record in.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel creating a new folder
Select RETURN in step 4, then press EXEC.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
EXIT
MEM SET 1
STILL SET
MOVIE SET
NEW FOLDER ADD
REC FOLDER RETURN
FILE NO.
ADD FOLDER
102MSDCF
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Changing the recording folder
Selecting the recording folder
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
(3) Select REC FOLDER in
, then press EXEC (p. 179).
REC FOLDER
101MSDCF
102MSDCF
103MSDCF
104MSDCF
101
EXIT
DATE :
JUL 4 2003
12:24:24 PM
FILES:
7
EXEC
(4) Press r/R to select a folder you want to record in, then press EXEC.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
Notes
•Up to 9999 image files can be recorded in each folder. When a folder is full, a new
folder is automatically created.
•Once a folder is created, it cannot be deleted with your camcorder.
•As the number of folders increases, the number of recordable images in the “Memory
Stick” decreases.
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Viewing a still image
– Memory Photo playback
You can view the still images recorded in the “Memory Stick.” Further, you can view
6 images including moving pictures at a time arranged in the same order of recording in
the “Memory Stick” by selecting the index screen.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press PLAY. The last recorded image is displayed.
(2) Press – (to see the previous image)/+ (to see the next image) on your
camcorder to select a desired still image.
To cancel Memory Photo playback
Press CAM.
Screen indicators during still image playback
To make screen indicators disappear, press DSPL/BATT INFO.
Image size
101–0008
640
8/8 101
MEMORY PLAY
Image number/Total number of recorded images
in the current playback folder
Folder name
Print mark
Protect
JUL 4 2003
12:05:56 PM
Recording date/time/Various settings
CAM
INDEX
FN
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
When no file is in the folder
The “NO FILE AVAILABLE” indicator appears.
Data file name
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. 40).
Notes on the file name
•The folder number may not appear and only the file name may appear if the folder
structure does not conform to the DCF standard.
•The file name flashes on the screen if the file is corrupted or the file is unreadable.
When the “Memory Stick” contains multiple folders
The following icons appear on the screen on the first or last images in a folder.
: You can move to the previous folder.
: You can move to the next folder.
: You can move to both the previous and the next folders.
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Viewing a still image – Memory Photo playback
Playing back 6 recorded images at a time (index screen)
This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image.
Press INDEX to display the index screen.
A red B mark appears above the image that was being displayed before the change to
the index screen mode.
T: To display the previous 6 images
t: To display the next 6 images
B mark
MARK
-MARK
T
DEL
EXIT
1
2
3
4
5
6
1/8
101
This number indicates the
recorded order of the image in
the folder.
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To return to the normal playback screen (single screen)
Press the image you want to display.
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Viewing a moving picture
– MPEG MOVIE playback
You can view the moving pictures recorded in the “Memory Sitck.”
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press PLAY. The last recorded image appears.
(2) Press – (to see the previous picture)/+ (to see the next picture) to select a
desired moving pictures.
(3) Press MPEG N X to start playback.
(4) Adjust the volume following the steps below.
1 Press FN and select PAGE3.
1
PLAY
To cancel MPEG MOVIE playback
Press MPEG N X.
When no file is in the folder
The “NO FILE AVAILABLE” indicator appears.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
2 Press VOL. The screen to adjust volume appears.
3 Press – (to turn down the volume)/+ (to turn up the volume) to adjust the
volume.
OK to return to PAGE3.
4 Press
5 Press EXIT to return to FN.
Playing back a picture from a particular segment
Moving pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” can be divided into a maximum of 60
parts.
You can select a part and begin playback from that point.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Follow steps 1 and 2 above.
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Viewing a moving picture – MPEG MOVIE playback
(2) Press < (to see previous part)/, (to see next part) to select the point where
you want to play back.
320
MOV00001
1 / 8 101
0 : 00 : 00
MPEG
NX
CAM
INDEX
FN
(3) Follow steps 3 and 4 on page 137.
To cancel MPEG MOVIE playback
Press MPEG N X.
When recording time is too short
The moving picture may not be divided into parts.
Screen indicators during moving picture playback
To make screen indicators appear or disappear, press DSPL/BATT INFO.
Image size
MO V 0 0 0 0 8
320
8 / 8 101
0:00:12
Picture number/Total number of recorded pictures in
the current playback folder
Folder name
MPEG
NX
Memory playback time
Protect
JUL 4 2003
12:05:56 PM
CAM
INDEX
FN
Recording date/time (Various settings appear as
“– – –”.)
Data file name
Recording date/time
To display the recording date/time, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also
use the Remote Commander for this operation (p. 40).
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Choosing a playback folder
Select the folder to be played back. The currently selected folder name appears at the
top right of the screen.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display to PAGE1.
(2) Press PB FOLDR.
(3) Press –/+ to select the folder number you want to play back, then press
END to return to PAGE1.
PB FOLDER
END
101
– : To select the previous folder
+ : To select the next folder
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
Note
Your camcorder does not recognize folder names created or changed using the
computer.
Current playback folder
The current playback folder is valid until the next recording is made. Once you record
an image, the current recording folder becomes the current playback folder.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
FOLDER NAME :
101MSDCF
DATE :
JUL 4 2003
12:24:24 PM
FILES :
50
139
Enlarging still images recorded on
“Memory Stick” – Memory PB ZOOM
You can enlarge the still images to be played back, and record the enlarged images on
the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV33 only).
Image size is automatically set to 640 × 480.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Play back the image to enlarge.
Press FN and select PAGE2.
Press PB ZOOM. The PB ZOOM screen appears.
Press the area you want to enlarge in the frame.
The area you pressed moves to the center of the screen, and the playback
image is enlarged to about twice the size. If you press the other area again, the
area moves to the center of the screen.
(5) Adjust the zoom ratio by the zoom lever.
You can select the image from approximately 1.1 times up to 5 times its size.
W: Decrease the zoom ratio.
T : Increase the zoom ratio.
3
5
PB
ZOOM
PB ZOOM
MEMORY PLAY
END
To cancel memory PB ZOOM
Press
END.
In memory PB ZOOM
If you press DSPL/BATT INFO, the frame on the memory PB ZOOM screen disappears.
You cannot move the part you pressed to the center of the screen.
Edge of an enlarged image
The edge of an enlarged image cannot be displayed at the center of the screen.
Moving pictures recorded on the “Memory Stick”
Memory PB ZOOM does not work.
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To record the images processed by Memory PB ZOOM on the “Memory Stick”
(DCR-TRV33 only)
Press PHOTO when the image is being displayed. The image size automatically
becomes 640 × 480.
Playing back images continuously
– Slide show
You can display all images on the “Memory Stick” or in the selected folder in sequence
(slide show).
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 180).
(3) Select SLIDE SHOW in
EXIT
MEM SET 2
SL I DE SHOW RETURN
INT. R –STL ALL FILES
DELETE ALL FOLDER 101
FORMAT
r
R
EXEC
RET.
To cancel slide show
Press
END.
To pause slide show
Press PAUSE.
To return to FN
Press
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
(4) Select ALL FILES or FOLDER sss*, then press EXEC.
ALL FILES :
To play back all of the images in the “Memory Stick”
FOLDER sss : To play back the images in the folder selected with PB
FOLDR
* The folder name appears in sss.
(5) Press START. Your camcorder plays back the images recorded on the
“Memory Stick” in sequence. When all images are played back, slide show
automatically stops.
END to return to PAGE1, then press EXIT.
To start slide show from a particular image
Select a desired image using –/+ buttons before step 5.
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Preventing accidental erasure
– Image protection
To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press INDEX to display the index screen.
(2) Press - MARK. The screen to protect the image appears.
(3) Press the image you want to protect. The - indicator appears above the
protected image.
1
INDEX
2,3
RET.
-MARK
EXIT
MARK
1
2
3
4
5
6
T
2/8
101
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel image protection
Press the image you want to cancel image protection in step 3 again.
The - indicator disappears from the image.
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 turn on or off the - indicator.
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Deleting images – DELETE
You can delete all images or selected images.
Deleting selected images
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
.
Play back the image you want to delete.
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press DEL. The DELETE? indicator appears on the screen.
Press OK. The selected image is deleted.
3
DELETE
101–0003
3/8 101
DELETE?
OK
CAN–
CEL
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting an image
Press CANCEL in step 4.
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.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
DEL
If the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot delete images.
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Deleting images – DELETE
Deleting selected images on the index screen
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press INDEX to display the index screen.
(2) Press DEL. Then press the image you want to delete. The number of the
selected image is highlighted.
(3) Press EXEC. The DELETE? indicator appears on the screen.
(4) Press OK. The selected images are deleted.
1
INDEX
2
RET.
DEL
DEL
EXEC
EXIT
1
2
3
4
5
6
T
3/8
101
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting an image
Press CANCEL in step 4.
The maximum number of images you can select in one session
You can select up to 100 images to be deleted.
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Deleting images – DELETE
Deleting all the images
You can delete all the unprotected images in the “Memory Stick.”
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press FN to display PAGE1.
(2) Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 180).
(3) Select DELETE ALL in
EXIT
MEM SET 2
SL I DE SHOW
INT. R –STL
DELETE ALL RETURN
FORMAT
ALL FILES
FOLDER 101
R
EXEC
RET.
(4) Select ALL FILES or FOLDER sss*, then press EXEC.
ALL FILES:
To delete all of the images in the “Memory Stick”
FOLDER sss: To delete the images in the folder selected with PB FOLDR
* The folder name appears in sss.
(5) Select OK, then press EXEC.
OK changes to EXECUTE.
(6) Select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
The DELETING indicator appears, then flashes on the screen.
When all the unprotected images are deleted, the COMPLETE indicator
appears.
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To cancel deleting all the images in the “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
r
Select RETURN in step 5 or 6, then press EXEC.
While the DELETING indicator is displayed
Do not turn the POWER switch or press any buttons.
Even if all images are deleted
The folders are not deleted.
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Changing image size – Resize (DCR-TRV33
only)
After recording, you can change the image size of recorded still images to 640 × 480 or
320 × 240. Resizing is useful when you want the image to be saved in a smaller size such
as when you want to attach it to an e-mail message.
The original image is retained even after resizing.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) During memory playback, press FN and select PAGE2.
(2) Press RESIZE.
The RESIZE screen appears.
RESIZE
3/8 101
640
101–0003
END
101
640×
480
320×
240
(3) Press 640 × 480 or 320 × 240.
The resized image is recorded as the newest file in the selected folder.
To change still images
Press –/+ before step 3.
To return to FN
Press
END to return to PAGE2, then press EXIT.
Notes
•You cannot resize the picture recorded with MPEG MOVIE recording.
•You may not be able to resize the picture recorded on other camcorder.
•You cannot select an image quality level (FINE or STANDARD) for resized pictures.
Size of a resized image
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Image size
Memory capacity
640 × 480
About 150 KB
320 × 240
About 16 KB
Writing a print mark – Print mark
The print mark function is useful for printing out still images later. However you
cannot set the number of printing.
Your camcorder conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard for
specifying the still images to print out.
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
.
(1) Press INDEX to display the index screen.
(2) Press
MARK. The screen to write a print mark appears.
(3) Press the image you want to write a print mark. The
appears on the
selected image.
“Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
1
INDEX
2,3
RET.
MARK
EXIT
MARK
1
2
3
4
5
6
T
2/8
101
t
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
To erase the print marks
Press the image you want to cancel the print mark in step 3 again. The
from the image.
disappears
If the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
You cannot write or erase print marks on still images.
Moving pictures
You cannot write print marks on moving pictures.
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— Viewing images with your computer —
Viewing images with a computer
– Introduction
There are following ways of connecting your camcorder to a computer in order to view
images saved on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) or recorded on the
tape on a computer.
To view images on a computer which has a “Memory Stick” slot, first eject the
“Memory Stick” from your camcorder and then insert it into your computer’s “Memory
Stick” slot (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only).
Tape image/live
from your
camcorder
Connection cable
USB jack
USB cable
(supplied)
USB port,
editing software
151 – 160
161 – 166
–
i.LINK cable
(optional)
DV port,
editing software
173
–
USB cable
(supplied)
USB port,
editing software
167 – 169
172
DV Interface
“Memory Stick“
image (DCRTRV22/TRV33
only)
Reference pages
Camcorder
connection
jack
USB jack
Computer
environment
requirements
For
For
Windows Macintosh
Users
Users
When connecting to a computer with the USB port, complete installation of the
USB driver before connecting your camcorder to the computer. If you connect
your camcorder to the computer first, you will not be able to install the USB
driver correctly.
For details about the computer’s ports and editing software, contact the computer
manufacturer.
Viewing pictures recorded on the tape
When connecting to a computer with the USB port
See page 151 for details.
Computer
Push into the end.
USB port
(USB)
jack
USB cable (supplied)
148
Viewing images with a computer – Introduction
When connecting to a computer with the DV port
The computer must have a DV port and editing software installed that can read video
signals.
Computer
Plug with
facing up.
mark
DV
Interface
i.LINK
i.LINK cable (optional)
Viewing images recorded on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)
When connecting to a computer with the USB port
See page 167 when using Windows and page 170 when using Macintosh.
Computer
Push into the end.
Viewing images with your computer
: Signal flow
USB port
(USB)
jack
USB cable (supplied)
You can also use a “Memory Stick” Reader/Writer (optional).
When connecting to a computer without the USB port
Use an optional floppy disk adaptor for “Memory Stick” or a PC card adaptor for
“Memory Stick.”
When purchasing an accessory, check its catalog beforehand for the recommended
operating environment.
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Viewing images with a computer – Introduction
Notes on using your computer
“Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
•“Memory Stick” operations on your camcorder cannot be assured if a “Memory Stick”
formatted on your computer is used on your camcorder, or if the “Memory Stick” in
your camcorder was formatted from your computer when the USB cable was
connected.
•Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played
back on your camcorder.
Software
•Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a
still image file.
•When you load an image modified using retouching software from your computer to
your camcorder or when you directly modify the image on your camcorder, the image
format will differ so a file error indicator may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
Communications with your computer
Communications between your camcorder and your computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend, Resume, or Sleep.
150
Connecting your camcorder to a
computer using the USB cable
(For Windows users)
Complete installation of the USB driver before connecting your camcorder to
a computer. If you connect your camcorder to a computer first, you will not
be able to install the USB driver correctly.
When connecting to a computer with the USB port
You must install a USB driver onto the computer in order to connect your camcorder to
the computer’s USB port. The USB driver can be found on the CD-ROM supplied, along
with the application software required for viewing images.
If you connect your camcorder and a computer using the USB cable, you can view
pictures live from your camcorder and pictures recorded on the tape on a computer
(USB Streaming function).
Furthermore, if you download pictures from your camcorder to a computer, you can
process or edit them in image processing software and attach them to e-mail.
You can view images recorded on the “Memory Stick” on a computer (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only).
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Standard installation is required.
However, operation is not assured if the above environment is an upgraded OS.
You cannot hear sound if your computer is running Windows 98, but you can read still
images.
CPU:
Minimum 500 MHz Intel Pentium III or faster (800 MHz or faster recommended)
Application:
DirectX 8.0a or later
Sound system:
16 bit stereo sound card and stereo speakers
Memory:
64 MB or more
Hard disk:
Available memory required for installation:
at least 250 MB
Available hard disk memory recommended:
at least 1 GB (depending on the size of the image files edited)
Display:
4 MB VRAM video card, Minimum 800 × 600 dot High-color (16 bit color, 65 000 colors),
Direct Draw display driver capability (At 800 × 600 dot or less, 256 colors and less, this
product will not operate correctly.)
Others:
This product is based on DirectX technology, so it is necessary to install DirectX.
To create a Video CD, a CD-R drive is needed.
Viewing images with your computer
Recommended computer usage environment when connecting
with the USB cable and viewing tape pictures on a computer
The USB port must be provided as standard.
You cannot use this function in the Macintosh environment.
151
Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable
(For Windows users)
Recommended computer usage environment when connecting
with USB cable and viewing the “Memory Stick” images on a
computer (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Recommended Windows environment
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000
Professional, Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Standard installation is required.
However, operation is not assured if the above environment is an upgraded OS.
CPU:
MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
Display:
Minimum 800 × 600 dot High-color (16 bit color, 65 000 colors) (At 800 × 600 dot or less,
256 colors and less, the screen for installing USB driver is not displayed.)
Others:
The USB port must be provided as standard. Windows Media Player must be installed
(to play back moving pictures).
Notes
•Operations are not guaranteed for the Windows environment if you connect two or
more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time, or when using a hub.
•Some equipment may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment that is
used simultaneously.
•Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
•Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
•Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
•All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, “TM” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
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(For Windows users)
Installing the USB driver
Start the following operation without connecting the USB cable to
the computer.
Connect the USB cable according to “Making the computer recognize
your camcorder” on page 156.
If you are using Windows 2000, log in with permission of administrators.
If you are using Windows XP, log in with permission of computer administrators.
(1) Turn on a computer and allow Windows to load. If you have been using the
computer, close all softwares.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
application software starts up.
If the screen does not appear, double-click “My Computer” and then
“ImageMixer” (CD-ROM Drive).
(3) Select “Handycam” on the screen.
The title screen appears.
(4) Move the cursor to “USB Driver” and click. This starts USB driver installation.
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Click
Click
(5) Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.
(6) Remove the CD-ROM, then restart the computer and follow the on-screen
messages.
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(For Windows users)
Notes
•If you connect the USB cable before USB driver installation is complete, the USB driver
will not be properly registered. Carry out installation again following the on-screen
messages.
•The title screen is not displayed if the screen size of the computer is set to less than
800 × 600 dots and 256 colors or less. See pages 151, 152 about the recommended
computer environment.
Installing Image Transfer (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Make sure USB driver installation is complete.
This function enables image data recorded on the “Memory Stick” to be automatically
transferred (copied) to your computer.
If you are using Windows 2000, log in with permission of administrators.
If you are using Windows XP, log in with permission of computer administrators.
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load. If you have been using
the computer, close all softwares.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
application software starts up.
(3) Select “Handycam” on the screen.
The title screen appears.
(4) Move the cursor to “Image Transfer” and click.
Click
The Install Wizard program starts up and the “Choose Setup Language”
screen appears.
(5) Select the Language for installation.
(6) Follow the on-screen messages. The installation screen disappears when
installation is complete.
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(For Windows users)
Installing ImageMixer
Make sure USB driver installation is complete.
“ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” is an application that can capture or edit images, or
create video CDs.
To install and use this software in Windows 2000, you must be authorized as
administrators. For Windows XP, you must be authorized as computer administrators.
(1) Turn on a computer and allow Windows to load. If you have been using the
computer, close all softwares.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
The application software starts up.
(3) Select "Handycam” on the screen.
The title screen appears.
(4) Move the cursor to “ImageMixer” and click.
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
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Click
The Install Wizard program starts up and the “Choose Setup Language”
screen appears.
Select the language for installation.
Follow the on-screen messages.
The installation screen disappears when installation is complete.
Install the Win ASPI following the on-screen message (Windows 2000 and
Windows XP users only).
If DirectX 8.0a or later is not installed on the computer, continue installation
after installing ImageMixer.
Follow the on-screen messages to install DirectX 8.0a. After installation is
complete, restart the computer.
Memory Mix Album (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Once “ImageMixer” is installed, the Memory Mix album is created in “Album” of
“ImageMixer” and sample images are stored in there.
Those sample images can be transferred from the Memory Mix album to a “Memory
Stick” so that they can be used in MEMORY MIX (p. 120).
For details on the operation procedure, refer to the on-line help.
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(For Windows users)
Replacing WinASPI
To use the ImageMixer CD writing function, you need to install WinASPI. If a different
writing application has been already installed, its writing function may not work
correctly. If that happens, reinstall the original application and replace WinASPI. Note
that the ImageMixer CD writing function may not work properly.
Making the computer recognize your camcorder
If you are using Windows 2000, log in with permission of administrators.
If you are using Windows XP, log in with permission of computer administrators.
Viewing pictures recorded on the tape
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
Connect the AC Adaptor to your camcorder.
.
Set the POWER switch to
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 183).
Select USB STREAM in
Select ON, then press EXEC.
Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The computer recognizes your camcorder, and the Windows Add Hardware
Wizard starts.
Computer
USB port
(USB)
jack
USB cable (supplied)
(8) Follow the on-screen messages so that the Add Hardware Wizard recognizes
that the USB drivers have been installed. Be sure to allow the installation to
complete without interrupting it.
For Windows 2000 and Windows XP users
If you are prompted to confirm the digital signature, select “Yes” (Windows 2000) or
“Continue Anyway” (Windows XP).
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(For Windows users)
Viewing images recorded on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)
(1) Insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
(2) Connect the AC Adaptor, then set the POWER switch to
.
(3) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The USB MODE indicator appears on the LCD screen of your camcorder. The
computer recognizes your camcorder, and the Add Hardware Wizard starts.
Computer
USB port
USB cable (supplied)
(4) Follow the on-screen messages so that the Add Hardware Wizard recognizes
that the USB drivers have been installed. The Add Hardware Wizard starts
twice because 2 different USB drivers are installed. Be sure to allow the
installation to complete without interrupting it.
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(USB)
jack
You cannot install the USB driver if the “Memory Stick” is not in your camcorder
Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder before installing the USB
driver.
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(For Windows users)
If you cannot install the USB driver
The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as the computer was connected to your
camcorder before installation of the USB driver was complete. Follow the procedure
below to correctly install the USB driver.
Viewing pictures recorded on the tape
Step 1: Uninstall the incorrect USB driver
1 Turn on the computer and allow Windows to load.
.
2 Connect the AC Adaptor and set the POWER switch to
3 Connect the USB port on the computer to the (USB) jack on your camcorder
using the USB cable supplied.
4 Open the computer’s “Device Manager.”
Windows XP:
Select “Start” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware”, and click the
“Device Manager” button.
If there is no “System” inside “Pick a category” after clicking “Control Panel,”
click “Switch to classic view” instead.
Windows 2000:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware” tab,
and click the “Device Manager” button.
Windows 98SE/Windows Me:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System,” and click “Device
Manager.”
5 Select and delete the underlined devices below.
Windows 98SE
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(For Windows users)
Windows XP
6 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) on your camcorder, then disconnect the
USB cable.
7 Restart the computer.
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Windows 2000
Step 2: Install the USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM
Follow the entire procedure in “Installing the USB driver” on page 153.
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(For Windows users)
Viewing images recorded on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)
Step1: Uninstall the incorrect USB driver
Turn on the computer and allow Windows to load.
Insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.
.
Connect the AC Adaptor and set the POWER switch to
Connect the USB port on the computer to the (USB) jack on your camcorder
using the USB cable supplied.
5 Open the computer’s “Device Manager.”
1
2
3
4
Windows XP:
Select “Start” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware” tab and click
the “Device Manager” button.
If there is no “System” inside “Pick a category” after clicking “Control Panel,”
click “Switch to classic view” instead.
Windows 2000:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System” t “Hardware,” and
click the “Device Manager” button.
Other OS:
Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System,” and click “Device
Manager.”
6 Select “Other devices.”
Select the device prefixed with the “?” mark and delete.
Ex: (?)Sony Handycam
7 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) on your camcorder, then disconnect the
USB cable.
8 Restart the computer.
Step2: Install the USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM
Follow the entire procedure in “Installing the USB driver” on page 153.
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Viewing pictures recorded on tape on a
computer
– USB Streaming (For Windows users)
Capturing images with “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony”
You need to install the USB driver and ImageMixer to view pictures recorded on the
tape on a computer (p. 153, 155).
Viewing pictures recorded on the tape
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9) Click
on the screen.
(10) Click
.
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Turn on the computer and allow Windows to load.
Connect the AC Adaptor, then insert the cassette into your camcorder.
.
Set the POWER switch to
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 183).
Select USB STREAM in
Select ON, then press EXEC.
Select “Start” t “Programs” t “PIXELA” t “ImageMixer” t “ImageMixer
Ver.1.5 for Sony.”
The “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” startup screen appears on the computer.
The title screen appears.
Monitor window
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– USB Streaming (For Windows users)
(11) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
Computer
USB port
(USB)
jack
USB cable (supplied)
(12) Click
to start playback.
You can control video operations with the buttons on the screen.
The picture from the tape appears on the monitor window on the computer.
Monitor window
Video control
buttons
Viewing pictures live from your camcorder
(1) Follow the step 1 and 2 on page 161.
(2) Set the POWER switch to
.
(3) Follow the step 4 to 11 on pages 161, 162.
The picture from your camcorder appears on the monitor window on the
computer.
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– USB Streaming (For Windows users)
Capturing still images
Monitor window
(1) Click
Thumbnail list window
.
and click it at the
Capturing moving pictures
Monitor window
Thumbnail list window
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(2) Looking at the monitor window, move the cursor to
point you want to capture.
The still image on the screen is captured.
Captured images appear in the thumbnail list window.
Video control
buttons
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Click
.
Click the album you want to capture.
to start playback.
Click
Looking at the monitor window, click
changes to
.
want to capture.
at the first scene of the movie you
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– USB Streaming (For Windows users)
(5) Looking at the monitor window, click
at the last scene you want to
capture.
The moving picture is captured. The captured images appear in the thumbnail
list window.
To close “ImageMixer”
Click
at the top right of the screen.
Notes
•When the USB cable is used for connecting the computer, the images displayed on the
computer monitor may appear jagged.
•When you view images on a computer with the USB connection, the following may
occur. This is not a malfunction.
– The image shakes up and down.
– Some images are not displayed correctly due to noise, etc.
– Some images are displayed with the cracking noise.
– Images of different color systems to that of your camcorder are not displayed
correctly.
•When your camcorder is during standby with a cassette inserted, it turns off
automatically after five minutes.
•We recommend setting DEMO MODE to OFF in the menu settings when your
camcorder is during standby, and no cassette is inserted.
•Indicators on the screen of your camcorder do not appear on images that are captured
into the computer.
•If you capture a fast moving picture, the preview window may not move smoothly.
You can make the picture move more smoothly by shifting the upper right slider on
the bottom of the monitor window to the left, although this reduces the picture
quality.
•You cannot carry out any “Memory Stick” operations during the USB Streaming.
If image data cannot be transferred by the USB connection
The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as the computer was connected to your
camcorder before installation of the USB driver was complete. Reinstall the USB driver
following the procedure on page 158.
If any trouble occurs
Close all running applications, then restart the computer.
Carry out the following operations after quitting the application:
– Disconnect the USB cable.
– Turn the POWER switch to the other position on your camcorder.
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– USB Streaming (For Windows users)
Making Video CDs – Easy Video CD
This function makes it simple to create a video CD by capturing images recorded on a
tape or images live from your camcorder.
Capturing images recorded on a tape onto a CD-R
(1) Follow steps 1 to 8 on page 161.
after choosing the point on the tape from which you want to
(2) Press
capture images onto the CD-R.
.
(3) Click
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(4) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
(5) Select the CD-R drive and writing speed on the ImageMixer Easy Video CD
screen.
(6) Insert a new CD-R in the CD-R drive of the computer.
(7) Click “Start.”
Click
The tape is automatically played back. Easy Video CD automatically begins to
capture images onto the CD-R to create a Video CD.
(8) After the “Video CD successfully created.” message appears, click “Quit.”
Capturing images live from your camcorder onto a CD-R
Remove the cassette before the following operation. If a cassette is inserted, the power
automatically goes out after about 5 minutes.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Follow steps 1 and 2 on page 162.
Set the POWER switch to
on your camcorder.
Follow steps 4 to 8 on page 161.
Follow steps 3 to 7 in “Capturing images recorded on a tape onto a CD-R.”
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– USB Streaming (For Windows users)
Notes
•A computer equipped with a CD-R drive is required.
•Do not press the button on your camcorder while creating a Video CD. If you press
, only images up to that point are captured onto the Video CD and Easy Vide CD
is closed.
•Once a disc has been created, you cannot add images to the disc.
•Select a hard disc with sufficient memory (at least 6 GB) from the “Option” screen as
location for the "Location of work folder.”
Playing back the Video CDs
You can use a DVD player or a computer with a DVD drive to play back the Video CDs
you created. To play back the Video CDs on a computer, you need to have Video CD
software installed.
You can play back the Video CDs with Windows Media Player. However, you cannot
use menu functions such as capturing function. You also may not be able to play back
the Video CDs in certain computer environment such as OS or hardware.
(1) Start up Windows Media Player.
Windows XP:
Select “Start” t “All Programs” t “Accessory” t “Entertainment,” and
click “Windows Media Player.”
Other OS:
Select “Start” t “Programs” t “Accessory” t “Entertainment,” and click
“Windows Media Player.”
(2) Select “My Computer” t “CD-R,” and click “MPEGAV” folder, then drag
and drop the “sss*.DAT” moving picture file onto the Media Player screen.
The moving picture will be played back.
* The file name is displayed in sss.
Created Video CDs
The maximum recording time is about l hour. Capturing is divided into segments of
about 10 minutes (approximately 4 GB) due to the specifications of the AVI capturing
format. As a result, recording includes segment links about every 10 minutes, at which
point images are skipped for several seconds.
Seeing the on-line help (operating instructions) of ImageMixer
An “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” on-line help site is available where you can find the
detailed operating method of “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony.”
(1) Click
located in the upper-right corner of the screen.
The ImageMixer’s Manual screen appears.
(2) You can find the information you need from the list of contents.
To close on-line help
Click
at the top right of the screen.
If you have any questions about ImageMixer
“ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” is the product of PIXELA corporation. For details, refer
to the operating instructions of the CD-ROM supplied with your camcorder.
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Stick” on a computer (For Windows
users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
The image data recorded on the “Memory Stick” is automatically transferred (copied) to
a computer with Image Transfer. You can view images with ImageMixer.
Before operation
You need to install the USB driver, Image Transfer and ImageMixer to view the
“Memory Stick” images on a computer (p. 153).
(1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, then connect the AC Adaptor
to your camcorder.
.
(3) Set the POWER switch to
(4) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
(5) Image Transfer automatically starts up and the transfer of image data begins.
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(6) ImageMixer automatically starts up, enabling you to view the copied image.
Import button
(7) Select an album and the image, then press the import button. The image is
added in your album, and you can edit the image.
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(For Windows users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Viewing images without Image Transfer
Before operation
•You need to install the USB driver to view the “Memory Stick” images on a computer
(p. 153).
•An application such as Windows Media Player must be installed to play back moving
pictures in Windows environment.
(1) Turn on the computer and allow Windows to load.
(2) Insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, then connect the AC Adaptor
to your camcorder.
.
(3) Set the POWER switch to
(4) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The USB MODE indicator appears on the screen of your camcorder.
Computer
USB port
(USB)
jack
USB cable (supplied)
(5) Open “My Computer” on Windows and double-click the newly recognized
drive (Example: “Removable Disk (F:)”).
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” appear.
(6) Double-click a desired image file from the folder in this order.
“DCIM” folder t “sssMSDCF” folder1) t Image file2)
See “Image file storage destinations and image files” (p. 169), for the detailed
folder and file name.
1)
2)
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sss stands for any number (within the range) from 101 to 999.
Copying a file to the hard disk of the computer before viewing it is recommended.
If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick,” the image and sound
may break off.
Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick” on a computer
(For Windows users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Image file storage destinations and image files
Image files recorded with your camcorder are grouped according to the folders in the
“Memory Stick.” The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any
number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
Example: For Windows Me users
(The drive recognizing your camcorder is [F:].)
Folder containing image files recorded using
other camcorders (for playback only)
Folder containing moving picture data
recorded using other camcorders (for playback
only)
Folder
File
Meaning
101MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
Still image file
(up to 999MSDCF)
MOV0ssss.MPG
Moving picture file
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Folder containing image files recorded with
your camcorder
When no new folders have been created, this
is only “101MSDCF.”
When finished, disconnect the USB cable and remove the
“Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
For Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP users
(1) Move the cursor to the
“Unplug or Eject Hardware” on the Task Tray and
click to cancel the applicable drive.
(2) After the “Safe to remove” message appears, disconnect the USB cable and
eject the “Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
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computer using the USB cable (For
Macintosh users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
When connecting to a computer with the USB cable
You must install a USB driver onto a computer in order to connect your camcorder to
the computer’s USB port. The USB driver can be found on the CD-ROM supplied, along
with the application software required for viewing images.
Recommended Macintosh environment
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2) standard installation is
required.
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 port must be provided as standard.
QuickTime 3.0 or later must be installed to play back moving pictures.
Notes
•Operations are not guaranteed for the Macintosh environment if you connect two or
more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time, or when using a hub.
•Some equipment may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment that is
used simultaneously.
•Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
•Macintosh, iMac, iBook, Power Mac and Mac OS, QuickTime are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc.
•All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, “TM” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
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(For Macintosh users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Installing the USB driver
Do not connect the USB cable to a computer before installation of the USB
driver is complete.
For Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 users
(1) Turn on the computer and allow the Mac OS to load. If you have been using
the computer, close all softwares.
(2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
The application software screen appears.
(3) Select “Handycam” on the screen.
The title screen appears.
(4) Click the “USB Driver” to open the folder containing the six files related to
“Driver.”
(5) Select the following two files, and drag and drop them into the System Folder.
•Sony Camcorder USB Driver
•Sony Camcorder USB Shim
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Click
(6) When the message appears, click “OK.”
The USB driver is installed on the computer.
(7) Remove the CD-ROM from the computer.
(8) Restart the computer.
For Mac OS 9.1/9.2/Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2)
The USB driver need not be installed. Your camcorder is automatically recognized as a
drive just by connecting your Mac using the USB cable.
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Stick” on a computer (For Macintosh
users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
Viewing images
Before operation
•You need to install the USB driver to view the “Memory Stick” images on a computer
(p. 171).
•QuickTime 3.0 or later must be installed to play back moving pictures.
(1) Turn on the computer and allow Mac OS to load.
(2) Insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, then connect the AC Adaptor
to your camcorder.
.
(3) Set the POWER switch to
(4) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The USB MODE indicator appears on the screen of your camcorder.
(5) Double-click the “Memory Stick” icon on the desktop.
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
(6) Double-click a desired image file from the folder in this order.
“DCIM” folder t “sssMSDCF” folder1) t Image file2)
1)
2)
sss stands for any number (within the range) from 101 to 999.
Copying a file to the hard disk of the computer before viewing it is recommended.
If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick,” the image and sound
may break off.
When finished, disconnect the USB cable and remove the
“Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
(1) Close all running applications.
Make sure that the “Memory Stick” access lamp of your camcorder is not lit.
(2) Drag the “Memory Stick” icon into the “Trash.” Alternatively, select the
“Memory Stick” icon by clicking on it, then select “Eject disk” from the
“Special” menu at the top left of the screen.
(3) Disconnect the USB cable and remove the “Memory Stick” or set the POWER
switch to OFF (CHG).
For Mac OS X (v10.0) users
Shut down the computer, then disconnect the USB cable and remove the “Memory
Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
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unit on a computer – Signal convert
function (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to a computer
which has the DV port via your camcorder.
Before operation
Set DISPLAY in
to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.)
The POWER switch should be set to
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
.
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
Computer
VCR
AUDIO/
VIDEO
OUT
S VIDEO
Yellow
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Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
, then press EXEC (p. 178).
Select A/V t DV OUT in
Select ON, then press EXEC.
Start playback on the analog video unit.
Start capturing procedures on the computer.
The operation procedures depend on the computer and the software which
you use.
For details of how to capture images, refer to the operating instructions of the
computer and software.
VIDEO
i.LINK
AUDIO
Red
White
: Signal flow
DV
Interface
i.LINK cable
(optional)
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– Signal convert function (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
After capturing images and sound
Stop capturing procedures on the computer, and stop playback on the analog video
unit.
Notes
•You need the software and computer that support the exchange of digital 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 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
tapes include copyright protection signals such as the ID-2 system.
If the computer has a USB port
You can connect using a USB cable, but images may not be transferred smoothly.
If your VCR has an S video jack
See page 45 for details.
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Changing the menu settings
To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with r/R . The
default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and
the mode.
The POWER switch should be set to
TRV22/TRV33 only).
Operate by touching the panel.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
,
or
(DCR-
Press FN to display PAGE1.
Press MENU to display the menu.
Press r/R to select a desired icon, then press EXEC.
Press r/R to select a desired item, then press EXEC.
Press r/R to select a desired setting, then press EXEC.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 if you want to change other items. Press
to step 3.
RET. to return
For details, see “Selecting the mode setting of each item” (p. 176).
CAMERA
MENU
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
P EFFECT
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
AUTO SHTR
EXEC
EXIT
3
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME 0 HR
BEEP
COMMANDER
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXIT
RET.
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
RET.
VCR
MANUAL SET
P EFFECT
EXIT
4
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXEC
MEMORY
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
WHT BAL
EXEC
EXIT
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
DISPLAY
OFF
REC LAMP
EXIT
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2
RET.
*
EXEC
RET.
EXEC
RET.
EXIT
5
RET.
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER ON
DISPLAY
OFF
REC LAMP
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
OTHERS
WORLD TIME
BEEP
COMMANDER OFF
DISPLAY
REC LAMP
EXEC
EXIT
RET.
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
To return to FN
Press EXIT.
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Changing the menu settings
Menu items are displayed as the following icons:
MANUAL SET
CAMERA SET
VCR SET
LCD/VF SET
MEM SET 1 (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
MEM SET 2 (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
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 screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment.
Mode
Icon/item
Meaning
POWER
switch
MANUAL SET
PROGRAM AE
——
To suit your specific shooting requirement (p. 62)
P EFFECT
——
To add special effects like those in movies or on
the TV to images (p. 58, 72)
*
FLASH MODE
FLASH LVL
z ON
ON
To trigger the flash (optional) regardless of the
brightness of the surroundings. The flash goes off
prematurely to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
AUTO
To trigger the flash (optional) automatically
AUTO
To trigger the flash (optional) automatically. The
flash goes off prematurely to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
HIGH
To make the flash (optional) level higher than
normal
z NORMAL
WHT BAL
To trigger the flash (optional) regardless of the
brightness of the surroundings
*
*
To use the normal setting
LOW
To make the flash (optional) level lower than
normal
——
To adjust the white balance (p. 52)
*
AUTO SHTR
z ON
OFF
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
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To automatically activate the electronic shutter
when shooting in bright conditions
Not to activate the electronic shutter even when
shooting in bright conditions
Changing the menu settings
Note on FLASH MODE and FLASH LVL
You cannot adjust FLASH MODE and FLASH LVL if the external flash (optional) is not
compatible.
Note on FLASH MODE
If the flash is not capable of preventing the red-eye phenomenon, you can select only
ON or AUTO.
Note on the electronic shutter
The electronic shutter function electronically adjusts the shutter speed.
Icon/item
POWER
switch
Mode
Meaning
z OFF
To deactivate the digital zoom. Up to 10× zoom is
carried out.
CAMERA SET
D ZOOM
To activate the digital zoom. More than 10× to 20×
zoom is performed digitally (p. 32).
120×
To activate the digital zoom. More than 10× to
120× zoom is performed digitally.
z OFF
ON
STEADYSHOT
z ON
OFF
EDITSEARCH
z OFF
ON
N.S. LIGHT
z ON
OFF
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16:9WIDE
20×
To not record a 16:9 wide picture
To record a 16:9 wide picture (p. 53)
To compensate for camera-shake
To cancel SteadyShot. Natural pictures are
produced when shooting a stationary subject with
a tripod.
Not to display 7/– · + on the LCD screen
To display 7/– · + on the LCD screen (p. 38)
To use the NightShot Light (p. 34)
To cancel the NightShot Light
*
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
Notes on SteadyShot
• SteadyShot will not correct excessive camera-shake.
• Attachment of a conversion lens (optional) may influence SteadyShot.
If you cancel SteadyShot
The
(SteadyShot off) indicator appears. Your camcorder prevents excessive
compensation for camera-shake.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
POWER
switch
Mode
Meaning
z STEREO
To play back the stereo tape or dual sound track
tape with main and sub sound (p. 198)
VCR SET
HiFi SOUND
AUDIO MIX
1
To play back the stereo tape with the left sound or
the dual sound track tape with main sound
2
To play back the stereo tape with the right sound
or the dual sound track tape with sub sound
——
To adjust the balance between stereo 1 and stereo
2 (p. 100)
ST1
ST2
A/V t DV OUT* z OFF
To output digital images and sound in analog
format using your camcorder
ON
To output analog images and sound in digital
format using your camcorder (p. 173)
LCD/VF SET
LCD B.L.
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 r/R
*
*
Low intensity
VF B.L.
High intensity
z BRT NORMAL To set the brightness on the viewfinder screen to
normal
BRIGHT
To brighten the viewfinder screen
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
Notes on LCD B.L. and VF B.L.
•When you select BRIGHT, battery life is reduced by about 10 percent during
recording.
•When you use power sources other than the battery pack, BRIGHT is automatically
selected.
Even if you adjust LCD B.L., LCD COLOR and VF B.L.
The recorded picture will not be affected.
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*
Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
z OFF
Not to record continuously
POWER
switch
MEM SET 1*
STILL SET
BURST**
QUALITY
NORMAL
To record from 4 to 13 images continuously (p.
116)
EXP BRKTG
To record 3 images continuously with different
exposure
z FINE
STANDARD
IMAGESIZE** z 1152 × 864
640 × 480
To record still images in the fine image quality
mode (p. 110)
To record still images in the standard image
quality mode
To record still images in 1152 × 864 size (p. 111)
To record still images in 640 × 480 size
MOVIE SET
IMAGESIZE
z 320 × 240
160 × 112
z AUTO
ON
NEW FOLDER
REC FOLDER
FILE NO.
z ADD
To record moving pictures in 160 × 112 size
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 setting the POWER switch to
MEMORY or VCR and inserting the “Memory
Stick”
• When the remaining capacity of the “Memory
Stick” is less than 2 minutes after setting the
POWER switch to MEMORY
• For 5 seconds from the start of moving picture
recording
• For 5 seconds after completing moving picture
recording
To always display the remaining capacity of the
“Memory Stick”
To create a new folder
RETURN
To cancel creating a new folder
——
To change image file storage destinations
z SERIES
RESET
Customizing Your Camcorder
REMAIN
To record moving pictures in 320 × 240 size (p. 112)
To assign numbers to files in sequence even if the
“Memory Stick” is changed. However, the file
numbering sequence is reset when a new folder is
made or the recording folder is changed.
To reset the file numbering sequence each time
the “Memory Stick” is changed
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
** DCR-TRV33 only
When you select image quality
The number of images you can shoot in the currently selected image quality appears on
the screen.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
POWER
switch
MEM SET 2*
SLIDE SHOW
RETURN
z ALL FILES
INT. R -STL
To play back all the images in the playback folder
you are selecting executing slide show
ON
To activate Interval Photo Recording (p. 124)
SET
FORMAT
To play back all the images on the “Memory
Stick” executing slide show
FOLDER
sss**
z OFF
DELETE ALL
To cancel slide show
z RETURN
To deactivate Interval Photo Recording
To set INTERVAL for Interval Photo Recording
To cancel deleting all the image
ALL FILES
To delete all the unprotected images (p. 145)
FOLDER
sss**
To delete all the images in the playback folder you
are selecting
z RETURN
OK
To cancel formatting
To format the inserted “Memory Stick”
Formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick.”
Check the contents of the “Memory Stick” before
formatting.
1. Select FORMAT, then press EXEC.
2. Select OK, then press EXEC.
3. After the EXECUTE indicator appears, press
EXEC.
The FORMATTING indicator flashes during
formatting.
The COMPLETE indicator appears when
formatting is complete.
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
** The folder name is displayed in sss.
Notes on formatting
•Do not do any of the following while the FORMATTING indicator appears:
– Turn the POWER switch to the other position
– Operate buttons
– Eject the “Memory Stick”
•The “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder has been formatted at factory.
Formatting with your camcorder is not required.
•You cannot format the “Memory Stick” if the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick”
is set to LOCK.
•Format the “Memory Stick” if the “ FORMAT ERROR” indicator appears.
•Formatting erases sample images on the “Memory Stick.”
•Formatting erases protected image data on the “Memory Stick.”
•Formatting erases newly created folders.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
POWER
switch
Meaning
CM SET
TITLE
——
To superimpose a title or make your own title (p.
101, 103)
TITLEERASE
——
To erase the title you have superimposed (p. 102)
TITLE DSPL
z ON
OFF
CM SEARCH
TAPE TITLE
ERASE ALL
z ON
To display the title you have superimposed
To not display the title (p. 102)
To search using Cassette Memory (p. 76, 77, 79)
OFF
To search without using Cassette Memory (p. 78,
79)
——
To label the cassette (p. 104)
z RETURN
OK
To cancel erasing all the data
To erase all the data in Cassette Memory (p. 105)
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
z SP
To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode
POWER
switch
TAPE SET
REC MODE
LP
AUDIO MODE
z 12BIT
16BIT
qREMAIN
z AUTO
FRAME REC
z OFF
ON
INT. REC
To increase the recording time to 1.5 times the SP
mode
To record in the 12-bit mode (2 stereo sounds)
To display the remaining tape:
• For about 8 seconds after setting the POWER
switch to VCR or CAMERA and inserting a
cassette, then your camcorder calculates the
remaining amount of tape
• For about 8 seconds after DSPL/BATT INFO is
pressed twice
• For about 8 seconds after setting the POWER
switch to VCR and
is pressed
To always display the remaining tape indicator
To deactivate frame recording
ON
To activate frame recording (p. 69)
ON
To activate Interval Recording (p. 68)
z OFF
SET
*
To record in the 16-bit mode (1 stereo sound with
high quality)
To deactivate Interval Recording
To set INTERVAL and REC TIME for Interval
Recording
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
Notes on the LP mode
•When you record the tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, we recommend playing
back 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 the 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 the tape recorded in the 16-bit mode.
•When playing back the tape recorded in the 16-bit mode, you cannot adjust the
balance in AUDIO MIX.
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Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
POWER
switch
Meaning
SETUP MENU
CLOCK SET
——
To set the date or time (p. 22)
*
USB STREAM
z OFF
LANGUAGE
z ENGLISH
ON
To deactivate the USB Streaming function
To activate the USB Streaming function
To display the information indicators in English
FRANÇAIS
To display the information indicators in French
ESPAÑOL
To display the information indicators in Spanish
*
PORTUGUÊS To display the information indicators in
Portuguese
To display the information indicators in Chinese
To display the information indicators in Korean
DEMO MODE
z ON
To make the demonstration appear
OFF
To cancel the demonstration mode
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
Customizing Your Camcorder
Notes on DEMO MODE
•You cannot select DEMO MODE when the cassette or the “Memory Stick” (DCRTRV22/TRV33 only) is inserted in your camcorder.
•When NIGHTSHOT is slid to ON, the ”NIGHTSHOT” indicator appears on the screen
and you cannot select DEMO MODE in the menu settings.
•If you press the touch panel during the demonstration, the demonstration stops for a
while, then it starts again after about 10 minutes.
•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
the cassette and the “Memory Stick” inserted.
To cancel the demonstration, insert the 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, set the POWER switch OFF (CHG), then
back to CAMERA.
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Changing the menu settings
Mode
Icon/item
Meaning
POWER
switch
OTHERS
DATA CODE
z DATE/CAM
(On the Remote
Commander)
WORLD TIME
BEEP
DATE
To display date and time during playback when
you press DATA CODE on the Remote
Commander
——
To set the clock to the local time. Press r/R to set a
time difference. The clock changes by the time
difference you set here. If you set the time
difference to 0, the clock returns to the originally
set time.
z MELODY
COMMANDER
To output the melody when you start/stop
recording or when an unusual condition occurs
on your camcorder
NORMAL
To output the beep instead of the melody
OFF
To cancel melody, the beep sound and shutter
sound
z ON
To activate the Remote Commander supplied
with your camcorder
OFF
DISPLAY
To display date, time and various settings during
playback when you press DATA CODE on the
Remote Commander (p. 41)
z LCD
To deactivate the Remote Commander to avoid
remote control misoperation caused by other
VCR’s remote control
*
*
*
To show the display on the LCD screen and
viewfinder
V-OUT/LCD To show the display on the TV screen, LCD screen
and viewfinder
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
Note
If you press DSPL/BATT INFO with DISPLAY set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu
settings, the picture from a TV or VCR will not appear on the LCD screen even when
your camcorder is connected to the output jacks on the TV or VCR.
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*
*
Changing the menu settings
Icon/item
Mode
Meaning
z ON
To light up the camera recording lamp at the front
of your camcorder
POWER
switch
OTHERS
REC LAMP
OFF
VIDEO EDIT
z RETURN*
*
To turn the camera recording lamp off so that the
person is not aware of the recording
To cancel Digital program editing
TAPE*
To make programs and perform Digital program
editing on the tape (p. 85)
MEMORY*
To make programs and perform Digital program
editing on the “Memory Stick” (p. 130)
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
When recording a close subject
When REC LAMP is set to ON, the red camera recording lamp on the front of your
camcorder may reflect on the subject if it is close. In this case, we recommend you set
REC LAMP to OFF.
Customizing Your Camcorder
In more than 5 minutes after removing the power source
The PROGRAM AE, FLASH LVL, AUDIO MIX, WHT BAL, HiFi SOUND and
COMMANDER items are returned to their default settings.
Other menu items are held in memory even when the power source is removed.
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— Troubleshooting —
Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer. If “C:ss:ss” appears on the screen, the self-diagnosis
display function has activated. See page 194.
During recording
Symptom
START/STOP does not operate.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is not set to CAMERA.
c Set it to CAMERA (p. 9, 25).
• Your camcorder automatically turns off to prevent the
battery pack from running out and to protect the tape
when your camcorder has been during recording standby
for more than 5 minutes.
c Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and then to
CAMERA.
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape or insert a new one (p. 8, 39).
• The write-protect tab is set to expose the red mark.
c Use a new cassette or slide the tab (p. 198).
• 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. 205).
The power goes off.
• Your camcorder automatically turns off to prevent the
battery pack from running out and to protect the tape
when your camcorder has been during recording standby
for more than 5 minutes.
c Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and then to
CAMERA.
• The battery pack is dead or nearly dead.
c Install a fully charged battery pack.
The picture in the viewfinder is not • The viewfinder is not extended.
clear.
c Extend the viewfinder (p. 31).
• The viewfinder lens is not adjusted.
c Adjust the viewfinder lens (p. 31).
SteadyShot does not work.
• STEADYSHOT is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 177).
The autofocusing function does
• The setting is the manual focus.
not work.
c Press FOCUS to set to the autofocus (p. 66).
• Shooting conditions are not suitable for autofocus.
c Adjust to focus manually (p. 66).
The picture does not appear in the
• The LCD panel is open.
viewfinder.
c Close the LCD panel.
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
A vertical band appears when you • The contrast between the subject and background is too
shoot a subject such as lights or a
high. This is not a malfunction.
candle flame against a dark
background.
A vertical band appears when you • This is not a malfunction.
shoot a very bright subject.
Some tiny spots in white, red, blue • SLOW SHTR, Super NightShot* or Color Slow Shutter* is
or green appear on the screen.
activated. This is not a malfunction.
An unknown picture appears on
• If 10 minutes elapse after you set the POWER switch to
the screen.
CAMERA or DEMO MODE is set to ON in the menu
settings without a cassette and the “Memory Stick”*
inserted, your camcorder automatically starts the
demonstration.
c Insert a cassette/a “Memory Stick”* or press the LCD
screen. The demonstration stops. You can also set
DEMO MODE to OFF in the menu settings (p. 183).
The picture is recorded in incorrect • NIGHTSHOT is slid to ON.
or unnatural colors.
c Slide it to OFF (p. 34).
Picture appears too bright, and the • NIGHTSHOT is slid to ON in a bright place.
subject does not appear on the
c Slide it to OFF (p. 34).
screen.
• The back light function is active.
c Deactivate it (p. 33).
The click of the shutter does not
• BEEP is set to OFF in the menu settings.
sound.
c Set it to MELODY or NORMAL (p. 184).
Black bands appear when you
c Set STEADYSHOT to OFF in the menu settings (p. 177).
record a TV screen or computer
screen.
An external flash (optional) does
• The power of the external flash (optional) is off or the
not work.
power source is not installed.
c Turn on the external flash (optional) or install the power
source.
• 2 or more external flashes (optional) are attached.
c Only 1 external flash (optional) can be attached.
Flickering or changes in color
• PORTRAIT or SPORTS of PROGRAM AE is on when
occurs.
recording in light from a discharge tube such as a
fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp or mercury lamp.
c Set PROGRAM AE to AUTO in the menu settings.
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
During playback
Symptom
Playback is not possible.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The tape has run out.
c Rewind the tape (p. 39).
There are horizontal lines on the
• The video head may be dirty.
picture or the playback picture is
c Clean the head using the cleaning cassette (optional) (p.
not clear or does not appear.
206).
No sound or only a low sound is
• The stereo tape is played back with HiFi SOUND set to 2
heard when playing back the tape.
in the menu settings.
c Set HiFi SOUND to STEREO (p. 178).
• Volume is turned to minimum.
c Turn up the volume (p. 39).
• AUDIO MIX is set to the ST2 side in the menu settings.
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 178).
The sound breaks off.
• The video head may be dirty.
c Clean the head using the cleaning cassette (optional) (p.
206).
Displaying the record date, date
• The cassette has no Cassette Memory.
search does not work.
c Use a cassette with Cassette Memory (p. 77).
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 181).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion (p.
78).
Title search does not work.
• The cassette has no Cassette Memory.
c Use a cassette with Cassette Memory (p. 76).
• CM SEARCH is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 181).
• There is no title in the tape.
c Superimpose the titles (p. 101).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion (p.
76).
New sound added to the recorded
• AUDIO MIX is set to the ST1 side in the menu settings.
tape is not heard.
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 178).
The title is not displayed.
• TITLE DSPL is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 181).
Picture is distorted and PAL
• The TV color system recorded on the tape is different from
appears on the screen.
that of the TV.
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
During recording and playback
Symptom
The power does not turn on.
Troubleshooting
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The battery pack is not installed, or is dead or nearly dead.
c Install a charged battery pack (p. 16, 17).
• The AC Adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet.
c Connect the AC Adaptor to a wall outlet (p. 8).
End search does not work.
• The cassette was ejected after recording when using a
cassette without Cassette Memory (p. 37).
• You have not recorded on the new cassette yet (p. 37).
End search does not work
• The tape has a blank portion in the beginning or middle
correctly.
(p. 37).
The battery pack is quickly
• The temperature of the environment is too low.
discharged.
• The battery pack is not fully charged.
c Charge the battery pack fully again (p. 17).
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack (p. 200).
The remaining battery time
• You have used the battery pack in an extremely hot or
indicator does not indicate the
cold environment for a long time.
correct time.
• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be
recharged.
c Replace with a new battery pack (p. 200).
• The battery pack is not fully charged.
c Install a fully charged battery pack (p. 16, 17).
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery time.
c Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication
on the remaining battery time indicator is correct (p.
201).
The power goes off although the
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery time.
remaining battery time indicator
c Charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication
indicates that the battery pack has
on the remaining battery time indicator is correct (p.
enough power to operate.
201).
The cassette cannot be ejected from • The power source is disconnected.
the compartment.
c Connect it firmly (p. 8, 17).
• The battery pack is dead.
c Use a charged battery pack (p. 16, 17).
The % and Z indicators flash and
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
no functions except for cassette
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
ejection work.
least 1 hour to acclimatize (p. 205).
indicator does not appear
The
• The gold-plated connector of the tape is dirty or dusty.
when using the cassette with
c Clean the gold-plated connector (p. 199).
Cassette Memory.
The remaining tape indicator is not • q REMAIN is set to AUTO in the menu settings.
displayed.
c Set it to ON to always display the remaining tape
indicator (p. 182).
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
When operating using the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33
only)
Symptom
The “Memory Stick” does not
function.
Recording does not function.
The image cannot be deleted.
You cannot format the “Memory
Stick.”
Deleting all the images cannot be
carried out.
You cannot protect the image.
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Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The POWER switch is not set to MEMORY.
c Set it to MEMORY (p. 11).
• The “Memory Stick” is not inserted.
c Insert the “Memory Stick” (p. 10, 109).
• The “Memory Stick” has already been recorded to its full
capacity.
c Delete unnecessary images and record again (p. 143).
• The “Memory Stick” formatted incorrectly is inserted.
c Format the “Memory Stick” using your camcorder or
use another “Memory Stick” (p. 107, 180).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 106).
• The image is protected.
c Cancel image protection (p. 142).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 106).
• You tried to delete more than 100 images in one session.
c You can select up to 100 images on the INDEX screen in
one session (p. 144).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 106).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 106).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 106).
• The index screen does not appear.
c Press INDEX to display the index screen, then protect
the image (p. 142).
Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Symptom
You cannot write a print mark on
the still image.
You cannot resize the image.
(DCR-TRV33 only)
You cannot play back images in
actual size.
You cannot play back image data.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to
LOCK.
c Release the lock (p. 106).
• The index screen does not appear.
c Press INDEX to display the index screen, then write a
print mark (p. 147).
• You are trying to write a print mark on a moving picture.
c Print marks cannot be written to a moving picture.
• A print mark is written on 999 files.
c A print mark can only be written on up to 999 files.
• Images recorded using other camcorders may not be
resized.
• You may not be able to play back images in actual size
when you try to play back images recorded by other
equipment. This is not a malfunction.
• Your camcorder may not be able to play back some images
processed with the computer or whose folder or file names
have been changed with the computer.
• If you record images with any other equipment, the
images may not be played back normally on your
camcorder.
Troubleshooting
(continued on the following page)
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Others
Symptom
A title is not recorded.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• The cassette has no Cassette Memory.
c Use the cassette with Cassette Memory (p. 101).
• The Cassette Memory is full.
c Erase unnecessary title (p. 102).
• The cassette is set to prevent accidental erasure.
c Slide the write-protect tab so that red portion is not
visible (p. 198).
• The tape has a blank portion in the recorded portion.
c Superimpose the title to the recorded portion (p. 101).
A cassette label is not recorded.
• The cassette has no Cassette Memory.
c Use the cassette with Cassette Memory (p. 104).
• The Cassette Memory is full.
c Erase unwanted data (p. 105).
• The tape is set to prevent accidental erasure.
c Slide the write-protect tab so that red portion is not
visible (p. 198).
Digital program editing to the tape • The input selector on the VCR is not set correctly.
does not function.
c Set the selector correctly, then check the connection
between the VCR and your camcorder (p. 81, 92).
• Your camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other
than Sony using the i.LINK cable.
c Set it to IR (p. 85).
• Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is
attempted.
c Set the program again on a recorded portion (p. 90).
• The synchronization of your camcorder and the VCR is
not adjusted.
c Adjust the synchronization of the VCR (p. 88).
• The IR SETUP code is not correct.
c Set the correct code (p. 87).
Digital program editing to the
• Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is
“Memory Stick” does not function.
attempted.
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only)
c Set the program again on a recorded portion (p. 130).
The Remote Commander supplied • COMMANDER is set to OFF in the menu settings.
with your camcorder does not
c Set it to ON (p. 184).
work.
• Something is blocking the infrared rays.
c Remove the obstacle.
• The batteries are inserted in the battery holder with the + –
polarities not matching the + – marks.
c Insert the batteries with the correct polarity (p. 217).
• The batteries are dead.
c Insert new ones (p. 217).
The picture from a TV or VCR
• DISPLAY is set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings.
does not appear even when your
c Set it to LCD (p. 184).
camcorder is connected to the
outputs on the TV or VCR.
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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble
Symptom
The melody or beep sounds for
5 seconds.
Troubleshooting
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at
least 1 hour to acclimatize (p. 205).
• Some troubles have occurred in your camcorder.
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate
your camcorder.
No function works though the
c Disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet or
power is on.
remove the battery pack, 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, all the settings including
the date and time return to the default.) (p. 213)
When you set the POWER switch
• This is because some functions use a linear mechanism.
to VCR or OFF (CHG), if you move
This is not a malfunction.
your camcorder, you may hear a
clattering sound from inside your
camcorder. (DCR-TRV33 only)
While charging the battery pack,
• The battery pack is not properly installed.
no indicator appears.
c Install it properly (p. 16).
You cannot charge the battery
• The POWER switch is not set to OFF (CHG).
pack.
c Set it to OFF (CHG) (p. 17).
The power runs out quickly, even
c Charge the battery pack fully again (p. 17).
though the remaining battery time
indicator is full.
While charging the battery pack,
• The battery pack is not properly installed.
the CHG (charge) lamp flashes.
c Install it properly (p. 16).
• 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
• DSPL/BATT INFO is pressed.
touch panel.
c Press the LCD screen lightly.
c Press DSPL/BATT INFO on your camcorder or
DISPLAY on the Remote Commander (p. 40).
c Adjust the screen (CALIBRATION) (p. 207).
The buttons on the LCD screen do
not work.
• The USB cable was connected before installation of the
Image data cannot be transferred
USB driver was complete.
to your computer by the USB
c Uninstall the incorrect USB driver and reinstall the
connection.
USB driver (p. 153, 171).
• USB STREAM is set to OFF in the menu settings.
c Set it to ON (p. 183).
The cassette cannot be ejected even • Moisture has started to condense in your camcorder (p.
205).
if the cassette lid is open.
c Remove the battery pack, then install it again (p. 16).
The cassette cannot be ejected.
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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
LCD screen or viewfinder. If a 5-digit code
appears, 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 service facility.
5-digit display
C:04:ss
C:21:ss
C:22:ss
C:31:ss
C:32:ss
E:20:ss
E:61:ss
E:62:ss
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• You are using a battery pack that is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
c Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 17, 200).
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Eject the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least
1 hour to acclimatize (p. 205).
• The video heads are dirty.
c Clean the heads using the cleaning cassette (optional) (p.
206).
• A malfunction other than the above that you can service
has occurred.
c Eject the cassette and insert it again, then operate your
camcorder. Do not perform this operation if moisture
starts to condense (p. 205).
c Disconnect the power cord of the AC Adaptor or
remove the battery pack. After reconnecting the power
source, operate your camcorder.
c Replace the cassette.
• A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred.
c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code.
(e.g. E:61:10)
If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times,
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
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Warning indicators
If indicators appear on the screen, check the following:
See the page in parentheses “( )” for details.
101-0001 Warning indicator as to file2)
Q
Warning indicator as to the tape
Slow flashing:
• The tape is near the end.
• No cassette is inserted.1)
• The write-protect tab of the cassette is
effective (red) (p. 198).1)
Slow flashing:
• The file is corrupted.
• The file is unreadable.
• You are trying to carry out MEMORY MIX
on moving pictures (p. 120).
Fast flashing:
• The tape has run out.1)
C:21:00 Self-diagnosis display (p. 194)
E
The battery pack is dead or nearly dead
Slow flashing:
• The battery pack is nearly dead.
Depending on operational, environmental
or battery conditions the E indicator may
flash, even if there are approximately 5 to
10 minutes remaining.
Z
You need to eject the cassette1)
Slow flashing:
• The write-protect tab on the cassette is
effective (red) (p. 198).
Fast flashing:
• Moisture condensation has occurred (p.
205).
• The tape has run out.
• The self-diagnosis display function is
activated (p. 194).
%
Warning indicator as to cassette
memory1)
Slow flashing:
• No cassette with cassette memory is
inserted (p. 197).
-
The image is protected1) 2)
Slow flashing:
• The image is protected (p. 142).
Warning indicator as to the flash
(optional)
Slow flashing:
• During charging
Fast flashing:
• The self-diagnosis display function is
activated (p. 194).1)
• There is something wrong with the external
flash (optional).
Warning indicator as to the “Memory
Stick”2)
Slow flashing:
• No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
Fast flashing:
• The image cannot be recorded on the
“Memory Stick.”1)
Warning indicator as to the “Memory
Stick” formatting1) 2)
Fast flashing:
• The “Memory Stick” data is corrupted (p.
109).
• The “Memory Stick” is not formatted
correctly (p. 180).
Troubleshooting
Moisture condensation has occurred1)
Fast flashing:
• Eject the cassette, set the POWER switch to
OFF (CHG), and leave it for about 1 hour
with the cassette lid open (p. 205).
Warning indicator as to still image
recording
Slow flashing:
• The still image cannot be recorded on the
“Memory Stick” (p. 47).2)
• The still image cannot be recorded on the
tape (p. 48).3)
1)
You hear the melody or beep sound.
DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
3)
DCR-TRV19 only
2)
Warning indicator as to incompatible
“Memory Stick”1) 2)
Slow flashing:
• An incompatible “Memory Stick” is
inserted.
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Warning messages
If messages appear on the screen, check the following. See the page in parentheses
“( )” for details.
• CLOCK SET
Set the date and time (p. 22).
• FOR ”InfoLITHIUM”
BATTERY ONLY
Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 17).
•
The video heads are dirty (p. 206).
The x indicator and “ CLEANING CASSETTE“ message
appear one after another on the screen.
CLEANING CASSETTE
• COPY INHIBIT
You tried to record a picture that has a copyright control signal
(p. 197).1)
•
The Cassette Memory is full (p. 102, 104, 105).1)
FULL
•
16BIT
AUDIO MODE is set to 16BIT.1) You cannot dub new sound (p.
99, 182).
•
REC MODE
REC MODE is set to LP.1) The tape was recorded in different
color system. You cannot dub new sound (p. 99, 182).
•
TAPE
There is no recorded portion on the tape.1) You cannot dub new
sound (p. 99).
•
”i.LINK” CABLE
i.LINK cable is connected.1) You cannot dub new sound (p. 99).
•
FULL3)
The “Memory Stick” is full (p. 117).1)
•
-3)
The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK
(p. 106).1)
•
NO FILE3)
•
No image is recorded or recognized on the “Memory Stick”.1)
3)
NO MEMORY STICK
3)
No “Memory Stick” is inserted.1)
•
AUDIO ERROR
•
MEMORY STICK ERROR3) The “Memory Stick” data is corrupted (p. 109).1)
•
FORMAT ERROR3)
The “Memory Stick” is not recognized (p. 109).1)
Check the format.
•
PLAY ERROR3)
The image is distorted and cannot be played back.1) 2)
•
REC ERROR3)
•
INCOMPATIBLE
MEMORY STICK3)
You are trying to record an image with sound that cannot be
recorded by your camcorder on the “Memory Stick” (p. 128).1)
Turn the power off once, then on again.1)
The “Memory Stick” inserted is not compatible
with your camcorder.1)
• READ-ONLY MEMORY STICK3) A read-only “Memory Stick” is inserted.1)
• Q Z TAPE END
The tape has reached the end of the tape.1)
• Q NO TAPE
Insert a cassette.1)
3)
• DELETING
You press PHOTO on your camcorder while deleting data in
the “Memory Stick.”1)
• FORMATTING3)
You press PHOTO on your camcorder while formatting the
“Memory Stick.”1)
•
NOW CHARGING
3)
• FOLDER NO. FULL
Charging an external flash (optional) does not work correctly.1)
You have reached the maximum number of folders that can be
created.1)
• USB STREAMING ON GOING3) USB streaming is being performed.
1)
You hear the melody or beep sound.
Reinsert the “Memory Stick” and play back.
3)
DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
2)
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— 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
, DV
or MICROMV
cassette.
,
* There are 2 types of mini DV cassettes: with Cassette Memory and without Cassette
Memory.
Cassettes with Cassette Memory have
(Cassette Memory) mark.
We recommend that you use cassettes with Cassette Memory.
IC memory is mounted on this type of cassette. Your camcorder can read and write
data such as dates of recording or titles, etc. to this memory.
The functions using the Cassette Memory require successive signals recorded on the
tape. If the tape has a blank portion at the beginning or between recorded portions,
titles may not be displayed properly or the search functions may not work properly.
Perform the following to prevent a blank portion from being made on the tape.
Press END SCH to go to the end of the recorded portion before you begin the next
recording if you operate the following:
– You have ejected the cassette during recording.
– You have played back the tape.
– You have used edit search.
mark on the cassette
is 4K bits. Your camcorder can
The memory capacity of the tape marked with
accommodate up to 16K bits. 16K bits tape is marked with
.
This is the Mini DV mark.
Additional Information
If there is a blank portion or discontinuous signal on the tape, re-record from the
beginning to the end of the tape as described above.
The same result may occur when you record using a digital video camera recorder
without Cassette Memory on the tape recorded by one with the Cassette Memory.
This is the Cassette Memory mark.
These are trademarks.
Copyright signal
When you play back
If the tape you play back on your camcorder contains copyright signals, you cannot
copy it with another video camera connected to your camcorder.
When you record
You cannot record software on your camcorder that contains copyright control
signals for copyright protection of software.
The COPY INHIBIT indicator appears on the screen, or on the TV screen if you try to
record such software. Your camcorder does not record copyright control signals on the
tape when it records.
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Usable cassettes
Audio mode
12-bit mode: The original sound can be recorded in stereo 1, and the new sound in
stereo 2 in 32 kHz. The balance between stereo 1 and stereo 2 can be
adjusted by selecting AUDIO MIX in the menu settings during playback.
Both sounds can be played back.
16-bit mode: A new sound cannot be recorded but the original sound can be recorded in
high quality. Moreover, it can also play back sound recorded in 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz or 48 kHz. When playing back the tape recorded in the 16-bit
mode, the 16BIT indicator appears on the screen.
When you play back a dual sound track tape
When you play back a dual sound track tape recorded in a stereo system, set HiFi
SOUND in
to a desired mode in the menu settings (p. 178).
Sound from speaker
HiFi Sound Mode
Playing back the stereo tape
STEREO
1
2
Stereo
L channel
R channel
Playing back the dual
sound track tape
Main sound and sub sound
Main sound
Sub sound
You cannot record dual sound programs on your camcorder.
Notes on the cassette
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide the write-protect tab on the cassette to expose the red mark.
When affixing a label on the cassette
Be sure to affix a label only on the locations as illustrated below [a] so as not to cause
malfunction of your camcorder.
Do not affix a label around this
border.
[a]
After using the cassette
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Rewind the tape to the beginning, put the cassette in its case, and store it in an upright
position.
Usable cassettes
When the Cassette Memory function does not work
Reinsert a cassette. The gold-plated connector of mini DV cassettes may be dirty or
dusty.
Cleaning gold-plated connector
If the gold-plated connector on the cassette is dirty or dusty, the remaining tape
indicator sometimes does not appear correctly, and you may not be able to operate
functions using Cassette Memory.
Clean up the gold-plated connector with a cotton-wool swab, about every 10 times
ejection of a cassette. [b]
[b]
Additional Information
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About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
This unit is compatible with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Your
camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” M
series battery packs have the
mark.
What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for
communicating information related to operating conditions between your camcorder
and an optional AC adaptor/charger.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the
operating conditions of your camcorder, and displays the remaining battery time in
minutes. With an AC adaptor/charger (optional), the remaining battery time and
charging time appear.
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 CHG lamp goes out. If you charge the battery
outside of this temperature range, you may not be able to efficiently charge the battery
pack.
•After charging is complete, either disconnect the cable from the DC IN jack on your
camcorder or remove the battery pack.
Effective use of the battery pack
•Battery pack performance decreases in 10°C (50°F) or below surroundings. So, the
time that the battery pack can be used becomes shorter. We recommend the following
to use the battery pack longer:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and insert it in your camcorder
immediately before you start taking shots.
– Use the large capacity battery pack
(NP-FM50/FM70/QM71/QM71D/FM91/QM91/QM91D, optional).
•Frequently using the LCD screen or frequently operating playback, fast forward or
rewind wears out the battery pack faster. We recommend using the large capacity
battery pack (NP-FM50/FM70/QM71/QM71D/FM91/QM91/QM91D, optional).
•Be certain to set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) when not taking shots or playing
back on your camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed when your camcorder is
during tape recording standby or playback pause.
•Have spare battery packs handy for 2 or 3 times the expected recording time, and
make trial recordings before taking the actual recording.
•Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.
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About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
Remaining battery time indicator
• If the power goes off although the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the
battery pack has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again so that
the indication on the remaining battery time indicator is correct. Note, however, that
the correct battery indication sometimes will not be restored if it is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully charged state, or the battery pack is
frequently used. Regard the remaining battery time indication as the approximate
shooting time.
• The E mark indicating little remaining battery time sometimes flashes depending on
the operating conditions or ambient temperature and environment even if the
remaining battery time is about 5 to 10 minutes.
How to store the battery pack
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time, do the following procedure once per
year to maintain proper function.
1. Fully charge the battery pack.
2. Discharge on your electronic equipment.
3. Remove the battery pack from the equipment and store it in a dry, cool place.
• To use the battery pack up on your camcorder, leave your camcorder during tape
recording standby until the power goes off without a cassette inserted.
Battery life
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Additional Information
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity drops little by little as you use it more and
more, and as time passes. When the available battery time is shortened considerably, a
probable cause is that the battery pack has reached the end of its life. Please buy a new
battery pack.
• The battery life varies depending on how it is stored and operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
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About i.LINK
The DV Interface on this unit is an i.LINK-compliant DV Interface. This section
describes the i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling digital video, digital audio and other
data in 2 directions between equipment having the i.LINK, and for controlling other
equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data transactions with various digital AV equipment.
When 2 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 1 piece of equipment can be connected to this unit by the i.LINK cable.
When connecting this unit to i.LINK-compatible equipment having 2 or more DV
Interfaces, refer to the operating instructions 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 operating instructions of each
equipment. It is also indicated near the i.LINK on some equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it is not indicated such as this unit is
“S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a different maximum baud rate, the
baud rate sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
*What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of data that can be sent or received
in 1 second. For example, a baud rate of 100Mbps means that 100 megabits of data can
be sent in 1 second.
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About i.LINK
i.LINK functions on this unit
For details on how to dub when this unit is connected to other video equipment having
DV Interface, see page 81 and 93.
This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV Interface) compatible equipment
made by Sony (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment.
Before connecting this unit to your computer, make sure that application software
supported by this unit is already installed on your computer.
Some video equipment such as digital TV, DVD, MICRO MV may not be compatible
with the DV Interface even if they have an i.LINK jack. Make sure that the equipment is
compatible with the DV Interface before connecting.
For details on precautions when connecting this unit, also refer to the operating
instructions 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.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the
design of the wall outlet [b].
AC-L15A/L15B
[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 the AUDIO/VIDEO input
jack.
The following shows TV color systems used overseas.
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A.,
Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
United Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Simple setting of clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference. Select WORLD
TIME in the menu settings. See page 184 for more information.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Moisture condensation
If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this
condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may
not operate correctly. If there is moisture inside your camcorder, the beep sounds and
the % indicator flashes. When the Z indicator flashes at the same time, the cassette is
inserted in your camcorder. If moisture condenses on the lens, the indicator will not
appear.
If moisture condensation has occurred
None of the functions except cassette ejection will work. Eject the cassette, turn off your
camcorder, and leave it for about 1 hour with the cassette lid open. Your camcorder can
be used again if the % or Z indicator does not appear when the power is turned on
again.
If moisture starts to condense, your camcorder sometimes cannot detect condensation.
If this happens, the cassette is sometimes not ejected for 10 seconds after the cassette lid
is opened. This is not a malfunction. Do not close the cassette lid until the cassette is
ejected.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, put your
camcorder in a plastic bag and tightly seal it. Remove the bag when the air temperature
inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 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, clear pictures and sound, 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 or the sound breaks off.
– The x indicator and “ CLEANING CASSETTE” message appear one after another
or the x indicator flashes on the screen during recording.
If the above problem, [a], [b] or [c] occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with
the Sony DVM-12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). Check the picture and if the above
problem persists, repeat cleaning.
[a]
[b]
[c]
If the video heads get dirtier, the entire screen becomes blue [c].
Note on the video head
The video head suffers from wear after long use. If you cannot obtain a clear image
even after using a cleaning cassette, it might be because the video head is worn. Please
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have the video head
replaced.
Cleaning the LCD screen
If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen dirty, we recommend using a cleaning cloth
(supplied) to clean the LCD screen. When you use the LCD Cleaning Kit (optional), do
not apply the cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen. Clean the LCD screen with
cleaning paper moistened with the liquid.
Removing dust from inside the viewfinder
(1) Pull out the viewfinder in the direction of the arrow 1.
Remove the 2 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
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Maintenance information and precautions
(2) Remove dust from inside the eyecup and viewfinder with a commercially
available blower.
(3) In the reverse way of (1), attach the eyecup.
Caution
Do not remove any other screws. You may remove only the screw to remove the eyecup.
Notes
•Do not drop or bend the eyecup shaft.
•Be careful when handling the eyecup.
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery so that the date, time and other
settings are retained even when the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG). 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 4 months if you do not use your camcorder at
all. Even if the built-in rechargeable battery is not charged, it will not affect your
camcorder operation. To retain the date and time, etc., charge the battery if the battery
is discharged.
Adjusting the LCD screen (CALIBRATION)
The buttons on the touch panel may not work correctly. If this happens, follow the
procedure below.
(1) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
(2) Eject the tape from your camcorder, then disconnect any connecting cable from
your camcorder.
(3) Set the POWER switch to VCR while pressing DSPL/BATT INFO on your
camcorder, then keep pressing DSPL/BATT INFO for about 5 seconds.
(4) Touch displayed on the screen using an object such as the corner of a
"Memory Stick.”
The position of changes.
Additional Information
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 set to OFF (CHG)
for more than 24 hours.
•Or install the fully charged rechargeable battery pack on your camcorder, and leave
your camcorder with the POWER switch set to OFF (CHG) for more than 24 hours.
CALIBRATE
Notes
•If you do not press the right spot, start from step 4 again.
•You cannot calibrate the LCD screen when the LCD screen is facing out.
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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 setting to OFF (CHG) when you are not using your
camcorder.
•Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so
might cause heat to build up inside.
•Keep your camcorder away from strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration.
•Do not press the LCD screen with a sharp objects.
•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 the tape
•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
•Eject the tape, and periodically turn on the power, operate the CAMERA and VCR
sections and play back the 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 your 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 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
About care and storage of the lens
To prevent mold from occurring, periodically perform the above.
We recommend turning on and operating your camcorder about once per month to
keep your camcorder in an optimum state for a long time.
Rechargeable battery pack
Additional Information
• 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.
• Use only the specified charger or video equipment with the charging function.
• To prevent an accident from a short circuit, do not allow metal objects to come into
contact with the battery terminals.
• Keep the rechargeable battery pack away from fire.
• Never expose the rechargeable battery pack to temperatures above 60°C (140°F), such
as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
• Store the rechargeable battery pack in a cool, dry place.
• Do not expose the rechargeable battery pack to any mechanical shock.
• Do not disassemble nor modify the rechargeable battery pack.
• Install the rechargeable battery pack to the video equipment securely.
• Charging while some capacity remains does not affect the original battery capacity.
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Maintenance information and precautions
Note 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
Input/Output connectors
S video input/output
4-pin mini DIN
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p,
75 Ω (ohms), unbalanced
Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p,
75 Ω (ohms), unbalanced
Audio/Video input (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only)/output
AV MINI JACK, 1 Vp-p,
75 Ω (ohms), unbalanced
327 mV, (at output impedance
more than 47 kΩ (kilohms))
Output impedance with less than
2.2 kΩ (kilohms)/Stereo minijack
(ø 3.5 mm)
Input impedance more than
47 kΩ (kilohms)
DV input/output
4-pin connector
Headphone jack
Stereo minijack (ø 3.5 mm)
LANC jack
Stereo mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm)
USB jack
mini-B
MIC jack
Minijack, 0.388 mV low impedance
with 2.5 to 3.0 V DC, output
impedance 6.8 kΩ (kilohms)
(ø 3.5 mm)
Stereo type
LCD screen
Picture
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
50.3 × 37.4 mm (2 × 1 1/2 in.)
Total dot number
123 200 (560 × 220)
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 40 seconds
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder
DCR-TRV19: black and white
DCR-TRV22/TRV33: color
Image device
DCR-TRV19: 4.5 mm (1/4 type)
CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
Gross: Approx. 680 000 pixels
Effective (moving):
Approx. 340 000 pixels
DCR-TRV22: 4.5 mm (1/4 type)
CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
Gross: Approx. 680 000 pixels
Effective (still):
Approx. 340 000 pixels
Effective (moving):
Approx. 340 000 pixels
DCR-TRV33: 3.8 mm (1/4.7 type)
CCD (Charge Coupled Device)
Gross: Approx. 1 070 000 pixels
Effective (still):
Approx. 1 000 000 pixels
Effective (moving):
Approx. 690 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
Combined power zoom lens
Filter diameter: 30 mm
(1 3/16 in)
10× (Optical), 120× (Digital)
DCR-TRV19/TRV22:
F = 1.7 – 2.2
DCR-TRV33:
F = 1.8 – 2.0
Focal length
DCR-TRV19:
3.3 – 33 mm (5/32 – 1 5/16 in.)1)
42 – 420 mm (1 11/16 – 16 5/8
in.)2)
DCR-TRV22:
3.3 – 33 mm (5/32 – 1 5/16 in.)1)
42 – 420 mm (1 11/16 – 16 5/8
in.)2)
42 – 420 mm (1 11/16 – 16 5/8
in.)3)
DCR-TRV33:
3.7 – 37 mm (5/32 – 1 1/2 in.)1)
50 – 500 mm (2 – 19 3/4 in.)2)
42 – 420 mm (1 11/16 – 16 5/8
in.)3)
1)
When converted to a 35 mm still
camera
2)
In CAMERA mode
3)
In MEMORY mode
Color temperature
Auto, HOLD, INDOOR (3 200 K),
OUTDOOR (5 800 K)
Minimum illumination
DCR-TRV19/TRV22:
5 lx (lux) (F1.7)
0 lx (lux) (in the NightShot
mode)*
DCR-TRV33:
7 lx (lux) (F 1.8)
0 lx (lux) (in the NightShot
mode)*
* Objects unable to be seen due to
the dark can be shot with
infrared lighting.
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Specifications
General
Power requirements
7.2 V (battery pack)
8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
Average power consumption
(when using the battery pack)
DCR-TRV19/TRV22:
3.3 W1)
2.5 W2)
DCR-TRV33:
4.1 W1)
3.3 W2)
1)
During camera recording using
LCD
2)
Viewfinder
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.)
71 × 90 × 112 mm
(2 7/8 × 3 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
Main unit only
DCR-TRV19:
520 g (1 lb 2 oz)
DCR-TRV22:
530 g (1 lb 2 oz)
DCR-TRV33:
540 g (1 lb 2 oz)
Including the rechargeable battery
pack NP-FM30, cassette DVM60
and lens cap
DCR-TRV19:
610 g (1 lb 5 oz)
DCR-TRV22:
620 g (1 lb 5 oz)
DCR-TRV33:
630 g (1 lb 5 oz)
Supplied accessories
See page 15.
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AC Adaptor
AC-L15A/L15B
Power requirements
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Current consumption
0.35 – 0.18 A
Power consumption
18 W
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A
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.)
56 × 31 × 100 mm
(2 1/4 × 1 1/4 × 4 in.) (w/h/d)
excluding projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
190 g (6.7 oz)
excluding power cord
Rechargeable
battery pack
NP-FM30
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
5.0 Wh (700 mAh)
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)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Type
Lithium ion
“Memory Stick”
(DCR-TRV22/TRV33
only)
Memory
Flash memory
8MB: MSA-8A
Operating voltage
2.7 – 3.6 V
Power consumption
Approx. 45 mA during operation
mode
Approx. 130 µA during tape
recording standby
Dimensions (approx.)
50 × 2.8 × 21.5 mm
(2 × 1/8 × 7/8 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
4 g (0.14 oz)
Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
— Quick Reference —
Identifying parts and controls
Camcorder
7
8
1
9
q;
2
qa
3
4
qs
5
6
1 Lens cap (p. 25)
6 DSPL/BATT INFO button (p. 20, 40)
2 LCD/Touch panel screen (p. 23, 28, 29)
7 CHG (charge) lamp (p. 17)
3 RESET button (p. 193)
If you press RESET, all the settings
including the date and time return to
the default.
8 Eyecup (p. 206)
0 START/STOP button (p. 9, 25, 125)
4 BACK LIGHT button (p. 33)
qa Battery pack mounting surface (p. 16)
5 Speaker
qs Hooks for shoulder strap
9 Viewfinder (p. 31)
Quick Reference
Attaching the supplied lens cap
1 Align the lens cap to
the groove.
2 Push the lens cap
against the lens until it
snaps.
When recording, open
the lens cap as shown.
Note
Position the lens cap so as not to
cover the microphone and the
remote sensor.
213
Identifying parts and controls
qd
qk
qf
ql
qg
qh
w;
qj
wa
ws
qd POWER switch (p. 9, 11, 17)
wa OPEN/ZEJECT
qf LOCK switch (DCR-TRV22/TRV33
only, p. 11)
ws 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.
qg DC IN jack (p. 8, 10)
qh BATT release button (p. 16)
qj Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p.
31)
qk MEMORY EJECT knob (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only, p. 10, 109)
ql “Memory Stick” slot (DCR-TRV22/
TRV33 only, p. 10, 109)
w; Cassette lid (p. 8)
214
lever (p. 8)
Identifying parts and controls
wd
wf
wg
wh
wj
wl
wk
wd Intelligent accessory shoe/shoe cover
(p. 98)
wf Lens
wh Microphone (p. 25)
wj Remote sensor
wk Infrared rays emitter (p. 34, 86)
wg Camera recording lamp (p. 25)
wl OPEN button (p. 23)
Quick Reference
Notes on the intelligent accessory shoe
•The intelligent accessory shoe supplies power to optional accessories such as a video
light or microphone.
•The intelligent accessory shoe is linked to the POWER switch, allowing you to turn the
power supplied by the shoe on and off. Refer to the operating instructions of the
accessory for details.
•The intelligent accessory shoe has a safety device for fixing the installed accessory
securely. To connect an accessory, press down and push it to the end, and then tighten
the screw.
•To remove an accessory, loosen the screw, and then press down and pull out the
accessory.
Note on the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which can reproduce fine images.
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 stands for Modulation Transfer Function.
The value number indicates the amount of light of a subject coming into the lens.
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Identifying parts and controls
e;
eh
ea
es
ej
ed
ek
ef
el
eg
r;
ra
e; PHOTO button (p. 11, 46, 114)
ea Power zoom lever (p. 32, 74, 140)
es
ed
(USB) jack (p. 148)
DV Interface (p. 81, 93, 149)
The DV Interface is i.LINK compatible.
el Access lamp (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only,
p. 10)
ef AUDIO/VIDEO jack (yellow) (DCRTRV22/TRV33 only, p. 44, 81, 93, 173)
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jack (yellow)
(DCR-TRV19 only, p. 44, 81)
r; S VIDEO jack (DCR-TRV22/TRV33
only, p. 45)
S VIDEO OUT jack (DCR-TRV19 only, p.
45)
eg Grip belt (p. 8)
ra
eh NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 34)
ej i (headphones) jack (green)
When you use headphones, the speaker
on your camcorder is silent.
216
ek MIC jack (PLUG IN POWER) (red)
Connect an external microphone
(optional). This jack also accepts a
“plug-in-power” microphone.
(LANC) jack (blue)
Identifying 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.
6
1
2
3
7
8
9
q;
4
5
1 PHOTO button (p. 11, 46, 114)
2 DISPLAY button (p. 40)
3 SEARCH MODE button (p. 76, 77, 78, 79,
80)
5 Video control buttons (p. 39, 42)
7 ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 75)
8 START/STOP button (p. 9, 25)
9 DATA CODE button (p. 40)
q; Power zoom button (p. 32)
To prepare the Remote Commander
Quick Reference
4 ./> buttons (p. 76, 77, 78, 79, 80)
6 Transmitter
Point toward the remote sensor to
control your camcorder after turning on
your camcorder.
Insert 2 size AA (R6) batteries by matching the + and – on the batteries to the + and – in
the battery compartment.
Notes on the Remote Commander
•Point the remote sensor away from strong light sources such as direct sunlight or
overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote Commander may not function properly.
•Your camcorder works in the Commander mode VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and
3 are used to distinguish your camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid erroneous
remote control operation. If you use another Sony VCR in the Commander mode VTR
2, we recommend changing the Commander mode or covering the sensor of the VCR
with black paper.
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Identifying parts and controls
Operation indicators
LCD screen and Viewfinder
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
50min
–
STILL
16:9WIDE
NEG. ART
AUTO
60 AWB
F1.8
9dB
9
0
qa
qs
1 Cassette Memory (p. 27)
2 Remaining battery time (p. 27)
3 Zoom (p. 32)/Exposure (p. 64)/
Data file name* (p. 135)
4 Digital effect* (p. 59, 73)/MEMORY
MIX* (p. 120)/Fader (p. 55)
5 16:9WIDE (p. 53)
6 Picture effect (p. 58, 72)
7 Data code (p. 40)
8 Volume (p. 39)/Date (p. 27)
9 PROGRAM AE (p. 62)
0 Back light (p. 33)
qa SteadyShot off (p. 177)
qs Manual focus (p. 66)
qd Self-timer (p. 50, 127)
qf Recording mode (p. 182)
qg Camera recording lamp*** (p. 48)
qh STBY/REC (p. 25)/Video control mode
(p. 39)/Image size** (p. 111)/Image
quality* (p. 110)
qj NIGHTSHOT (p. 34)/SUPER
NIGHTSHOT* (p. 34)/COLOR SLOW
SHUTTER* (p. 35)
218
STBY
+
0:12:34
48min
ZERO SET
MEMORY
END
SEARCH
DV IN
16BIT
12:05:56PM
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
ql
w;
wa
ws
wd
wf
wg
wh
wj
qk Warning (p. 195)
ql Time code (p. 27)/Tape counter (p. 27)/
Self-diagnosis (p. 194)/Photo
recording (p. 114)/Image number* (p.
135) /Playback folder* (p. 138) /Tape
photo*** (p. 48)
w; Remaining tape (p. 27)/Memory
playback* (p. 135)
wa ZERO SET MEMORY (p. 75)/Interval
Recording (p. 68)/Interval Photo
Recording (p. 124)/Frame recording
(p. 69)
ws END SEARCH (p. 37)
wd A/V t DV* (p. 173)/DV IN*** (p. 94)
wf Audio mode (p. 182)/Recording
folder* (p. 134)
wg Time (p. 27)
wh Flash (p. 176)
This indicator appears only when the
flash (optional) is in use.
wj Continuous photo recording** (p. 116)
* DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only
** DCR-TRV33 only
*** DCR-TRV19 only
Index
A, B
I, J, K, L
R
AC Adaptor ....................... 17, 21
Adjusting the viewfinder ...... 31
Audio dubbing ........................ 97
AUDIO MIX .......................... 178
AUDIO MODE ...................... 182
AUTO SHTR .......................... 176
A/V connecting cable
.................................... 44, 81, 93
BACK LIGHT .......................... 33
Battery Info .............................. 20
Battery pack ............................. 16
BEEP ....................................... 184
BOUNCE .................................. 55
i.LINK ..................................... 202
i.LINK cable
.......................................... 81, 93
Image protection ................... 142
Image quality ........................ 110
Image size ...................... 111, 112
Index screen ........................... 136
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
........................................ 16, 200
Infrared rays emitter ........ 34, 86
Insert editing ........................... 95
Intelligent accessory shoe
........................................ 98, 215
Interval Recording .................. 68
Interval Photo Recording
.............................................. 124
JPEG ........................................ 106
Labeling a cassette ................ 104
LANC jack ............................. 216
LUMINANCE KEY ................ 59
REC FOLDER ........................ 134
Rec Review .............................. 38
Recording time ........................ 19
Remaining battery time
indicator ................................ 27
Remaining tape indicator ...... 27
Remote Commander ............ 217
Remote sensor ....................... 215
RESET ............................. 193, 213
Resize ...................................... 146
C, D
E
Edit search ............................... 38
End search ............................... 37
EXP BRKTG ........................... 116
Exposure .................................. 64
F, G, H
Fader ......................................... 55
FLASH MOTION .................... 59
Flexible Spot Meter ................. 65
Format ............................ 107, 180
Frame recording ...................... 69
Full charge ............................... 18
Grip belt ..................................... 8
i (headphone) jack .............. 216
Heads ...................................... 206
HiFi SOUND ......................... 178
M, N
M. CHROM ........................... 120
M. LUMI ................................ 120
M. OVERLAP ........................ 120
Main sound ............................ 198
Manual focus ........................... 66
MEMORY MIX ...................... 120
Memory PB ZOOM .............. 140
Memory photo recording .... 114
“Memory Stick” .................... 106
“Memory Stick” capacity
.............................................. 113
Menu settings ........................ 175
Mirror mode ............................ 29
Moisture condensation ........ 205
MONOTONE .......................... 55
MOSC. FADER ........................ 55
MPEG ..................................... 106
NIGHTSHOT .......................... 34
NORM. FADER ...................... 55
NTSC system ......................... 204
S VIDEO ID-2 jack .................. 54
Self-diagnosis display .......... 194
Self-timer recording ....... 50, 127
Signal convert function ........ 173
Skip scan .................................. 42
Slide show .............................. 141
SLOW SHTR ............................ 59
SPOT FOCUS .......................... 67
STEADYSHOT ...................... 177
Stereo tape ............................. 198
STILL ........................................ 59
Sub sound .............................. 198
Super NightShot ..................... 34
T, U, V
Tape counter ............................ 27
Tape PB ZOOM ....................... 74
Telephoto ................................. 32
Time code ................................. 27
Title ......................................... 101
Title search ............................... 76
Touch panel ............................. 23
TRAIL ....................................... 59
Transition ................................. 26
TV color systems ................... 204
USB jack ................................. 148
USB Streaming ...................... 161
Quick Reference
C. CHROM ............................ 120
CALIBRATION ..................... 207
Cassette Memory ............ 13, 197
Charging battery pack ........... 17
Charging built-in rechargeable
battery ................................. 207
CLEANING CASSETTE ...... 206
Clock set ................................... 22
Color Slow Shutter ................. 35
Continuous photo recording
.............................................. 116
Data code ................................. 40
Date search .............................. 77
DEMO MODE ....................... 183
Digital effect ...................... 59, 73
Digital program editing
........................................ 84, 130
DISPLAY ................................ 184
DOT .......................................... 55
Dual sound track tape .......... 198
S
W, X, Y, Z
O, P, Q
OLD MOVIE ............................ 59
Operation indicators .............. 24
OVERLAP ................................ 55
PB FOLDR .............................. 139
Picture effect ...................... 58, 72
Picture search .......................... 42
Playback time .......................... 20
Print mark .............................. 147
PROGRAM AE ....................... 62
Warning indicators ............... 195
Warning messages ................ 196
White balance .......................... 52
Wide-angle .............................. 32
Wide mode .............................. 53
WIPE ......................................... 55
Write-protect tab ................... 198
Zero set memory ..................... 75
Zoom ........................................ 32
219
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vegetable oil based ink.
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