Motorola 120e Cell Phone User Manual

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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Operating Guide

HDR-UX5/UX7

Enjoying Your

Camcorder

13

Getting Started 20

Recording/Playback 30

Editing 48

Utilizing Recording Media 56

Customizing Your

Camcorder

65

Using a Computer 86

Troubleshooting 91

Additional Information 103

Quick Reference 118

Spanish Quick Guide/

Guía rápida en español

130

© 2007 Sony Corporation

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WARNING

To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

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.

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.

Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instructions and adhere to them.

Use

Power Sources

This set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. For those sets designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.

Polarization

This set may be equipped with a polarized ac power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).

This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.

Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug by forcing it in.

Overloading

Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since this can result in fire or electric shock.

Object and Liquid Entry

Never push objects of any kind into the set through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the set.

Attachments

Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.

Cleaning

Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set.

Installation

Water and Moisture

Do not use power-line operated sets near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.

Power-Cord Protection

Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from the appliance.

Accessories

Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer.

Ventilation

The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.

– Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.

– Never block the slots and openings by placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

– Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.

– Do not place the set near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight.

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS (Continued)

Lightning

For added protection for this set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges.

Service

Damage Requiring Service

Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

– When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

– If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the set.

– If the set has been exposed to rain or water.

– If the set has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.

– If the set does not operate normally when following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the set to normal operation.

– When the set exhibits a distinct change in performance – this indicates a need for service.

Servicing

Do not attempt to service the set yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.

Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Replacement parts

When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts.

Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

Safety Check

Upon completion of any service or repairs to the set, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer) to determine that the set is in safe operating condition.

Read this before operating your camcorder

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.

CAUTION

The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

Replace the battery with the specified type only.

Otherwise, fire or injury may result.

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. HDR-

Serial No.

Model No. AC-

No.

For customers in the U.S.A. and

CANADA

RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you.

For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-

8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/

Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking

Lithium-Ion batteries.

For customers in the U.S.A.

If you have any questions about this product, you may call:

Sony Customer Information Center

1-800-222-SONY (7669).

The number below is for the FCC related matters only.

Regulatory Information

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name: SONY

Model No.: HDR-UX5

Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.

Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA

92127 U.S.A.

Telephone No.: 858-942-2230

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: SONY

Model No.: HDR-UX7

Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.

Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA

92127 U.S.A.

Telephone No.: 858-942-2230

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.

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Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)

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.

For the State of California, USA only

Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate

Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains perchlorate.

Notes on use

Your camcorder is supplied with two kinds of operations guides.

– “Operating Guide” (This manual)

– “First Step Guide” for using your camcorder with the computer connected

(stored on the supplied CD-ROM)

Types of the disc you can use in your camcorder

You can use the following discs only.

– 8cm DVD-RW

– 8cm DVD+RW

– 8cm DVD-R

– 8cm DVD+R DL

Use the discs with marks listed below. See

page 15 for details.

For reliability and durability of recording/ playback, we recommend that you use Sony discs or discs with an * (for

VIDEO CAMERA) mark for your camcorder.

• Using a disc other than above may cause the unsatisfactory recording/playback or you may not be able to remove the disc from your camcorder.

* Depending on the place you bought, the disc has

Types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder

You can use “Memory Stick Duo” marked

(p. 107).

“Memory Stick Duo”

(This size can be used with your camcorder.)

Using the camcorder

• Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts.

Viewfinder LCD screen

“Memory Stick”

(You cannot use it in your camcorder.)

• You cannot use any type of memory card except “Memory Stick Duo.”

• “Memory Stick PRO” and “Memory Stick

PRO Duo” can be used only with

“Memory Stick PRO” compatible equipment.

• Do not attach a label or the like on a

“Memory Stick Duo” or a Memory Stick

Duo Adaptor.

When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment

Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.

Memory Stick Duo Adaptor

Battery

• The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. See

“Handling your camcorder” (p. 109).

• To prevent discs from being broken or recorded images from being lost, do not do the following when either of the respective lamps of the POWER switch

(p. 24) or the ACCESS lamp (p. 27) is on:

– to remove the battery pack or AC

Adaptor from the camcorder.

– to apply mechanical shock or vibration to the camcorder.

• When connecting your camcorder to another device with an HDMI cable, a component video cable, or a USB cable, be sure to insert the connector plug in the correct way. Pushing the plug forcibly into the terminal will damage the terminal and may result in a malfunction of your camcorder.

About menu items, LCD panel, viewfinder, and lens

• A menu item that is grayed out is not available under the current recording or playback conditions.

• The LCD screen and the viewfinder are manufactured using extremely highprecision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny

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Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)

black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue, or green in color) that appear constantly on the LCD screen and the viewfinder. These points are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.

Black point

White, red, blue or green point

• Exposing the LCD screen, the viewfinder, or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods of time may cause malfunctions.

• Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause your camcorder to malfunction.

Take images of the sun only in low light conditions, such as at dusk.

On recording

• Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems. You cannot delete images once you record them on a DVD-R/DVD+R

DL. Use a DVD-RW/DVD+RW for trial

recording (p. 15).

• Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage media, etc.

• TV color systems differ depending on the countries/regions. To view your recordings on a TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV.

• Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.

Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the copyright laws.

About language setting

The on-screen displays in each local language are used for illustrating the operating procedures. Change the screen language before using your camcorder if

necessary (p. 25).

On playing the disc on other devices

You can play back, or format discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality only on AVCHD format compatible devices.

About this manual

• The images of the LCD screen and the viewfinder used in this manual for illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and therefore may appear different from the actual images of the LCD screen and the viewfinder.

• Design and specifications of recording media and other accessories are subject to change without notice.

• Disc in this Operating Guide refers to 8cm

DVD discs.

• The illustrations used on this manual are based on the model HDR-UX7.

About the Carl Zeiss lens

Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl

Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by

Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony

Corporation, and produces superior images.

It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens. Also, the lens for your camcorder is T -coated to suppress unwanted reflections and faithfully reproduce colors.

MTF= Modulation Transfer Function. The number value indicates the amount of light from a subject coming into the lens.

About the marks used in this manual

• The operations available depend on the disc used. The following marks are used to indicate the type of disc you can use for a particular operation.

• These marks indicate the discs that can be used when recording with HD (high definition) image quality.

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Table of Contents

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ........ 3

Read this before operating your camcorder ...................................... 5

Subject examples and solutions ... 12

Enjoying Your Camcorder

Operation flow .............................. 13

Selecting the right disc ................. 15

“ HOME” and “ OPTION”

- Taking advantage of two types of menus .......................................... 17

Getting Started

Step 1: Checking supplied items .. 20

Step 2: Charging the battery pack 21

Step 3: Turning the power on and setting the date and time .............. 24

Changing the language setting ..... 25

Step 4: Adjusting your camcorder to suit you ......................................... 26

Step 5: Inserting a disc or a “Memory

Stick Duo” ..................................... 27

Recording/Playback

Easy Recording/Playback (Easy

Handycam) ................................... 30

Recording the images .................. 33

Zooming ........................................ 35

Recording sound with more presence

(5.1ch surround recording) ........... 35

Using the flash .............................. 36

Recording high quality still images during movie recording (Dual Rec)

....................................................... 36

Recording in dark places

(NightShot) .................................... 37

Adjusting the exposure for backlit subjects ......................................... 37

Recording in mirror mode ............. 37

Recording the fast action in slowmotion (SMTH SLW REC) .............. 38

Controlling the image settings manually with the camera control dial

(HDR-UX7) .................................... 38

Viewing the images ...................... 40

Using PB zoom .............................. 42

Playing back a series of still images

(Slide show) ................................... 42

Playing the image on a TV ........... 43

Editing

(OTHERS) category ............... 48

Deleting images ............................ 48

Dividing the image ........................ 50

Creating the Playlist ..................... 51

Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders ...................................... 53

Printing recorded images (PictBridge compliant printer) .......................... 54

Utilizing Recording Media

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY) category ........................................ 56

Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices or DVD drives (Finalizing) ......................... 56

Playing a disc on other devices .... 60

Finding the right disc - DISC SELECT

GUIDE .......................................... 61

Deleting all scenes on the disc

(Formatting) .................................. 62

Recording additional scenes after finalizing ....................................... 64

Customizing Your Camcorder

What you can do with the

(SETTINGS) category of the

HOME MENU ............................... 65

Using the HOME MENU ................ 65

List of the

(SETTINGS) category items ............................................. 65

MOVIE SETTINGS ....................... 67

(Items for recording movies)

PHOTO SETTINGS ...................... 70

(Items for recording still images)

VIEW IMAGES SET ..................... 73

(Items to customize the display)

SOUND/DISP SET ....................... 75

(Items to adjust the sound and the screen)

OUTPUT SETTINGS .................... 76

(Items for when connecting other devices)

CLOCK/ LANG ........................... 77

(Items to set clock and language)

GENERAL SET ............................ 78

(Other setup items)

Activating functions using the

OPTION MENU ....................... 79

Using the OPTION MENU ............. 79

Recording items on the OPTION

MENU ............................................ 80

Viewing items on the OPTION

MENU ............................................ 80

Details on the OPTION MENU items ............................................. 81

Using a Computer

What you can do with Windows computer ....................................... 86

Installing the “First Step Guide” and software ........................................ 88

Viewing “First Step Guide” ............ 90

Using a Macintosh computer ........ 90

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting ............................ 91

Warning indicators and messages ................................... 100

Additional Information

Using your camcorder abroad ....103

Precautions and maintenance ....105

About the Disc ............................ 105

About the AVCHD format ............ 106

About the “Memory Stick” .......... 107

About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ............................................ 108

About the x.v.Color ..................... 109

Handling your camcorder ........... 109

Specifications ..............................112

Quick Reference

Identifying parts and controls ......118

Indicators displayed during recording/playback ......................122

Glossary ......................................125

Index ...........................................126

Spanish Quick Guide/

Guía rápida en español

130

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Subject examples and solutions

Checking your golf swing

B

SMTH SLW REC ....................... 38

Capturing still images during movie recording

B

Dual Rec ................................... 36

Flowers in closeup

Getting a good shot of a ski slope or beach

B

Backlight................................... 37

B

BEACH ...................................... 83

B

SNOW....................................... 83

A child on the stage under a spot light

B

SPOTLIGHT .............................. 83

Fireworks with all its splendor

B

PORTRAIT................................. 83

B

FOCUS ...................................... 81

B

TELE MACRO ............................ 81

Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen

B

FOCUS ...................................... 81

B

SPOT FOCUS ............................ 81

B

FIREWORKS ............................. 83

B

FOCUS ...................................... 81

A sleeping child under dim light

B

NightShot ................................. 37

B

COLOR SLOW SHTR................. 84

Enjoying Your Camcorder

Operation flow

B

Prepare the right disc (p. 15).

You can consult the [DISC SELECT GUIDE] (p. 61)

displayed on the screen to select the right disc.

B

Initialize the disc (p. 27).

When you format the disc, you can select the recording image quality, HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition).

HD (high definition) image quality

AVCHD format

SD (standard definition) image quality

DVD format

Image resolution: about

4.5

times of that of SD (standard definition)

The disc can be played on the devices compatible with the AVCHD

format (p. 60).

The recorded disc can be played on

DVD devices.

b Notes

• Your camcorder is compatible with the “1440 × 1080/60i” standard of AVCHD format (p. 125).

“AVCHD 1080i format” is abbreviated as “AVCHD” in this manual, except when it must be described in more detail.

B

Shoot using your camcorder (p. 33).

Movies are recorded on a disc, and still images are recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo.”

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Enjoying movies recorded with the HD (high definition) image quality

B

Viewing movies on a HD (high definition) TV

(p. 44)

You can enjoy movies with HD (high definition) image quality, with the same image quality as they were recorded.

B

Viewing movies on a non-HD (high

definition) TV (p. 45)

You can enjoy movies recorded with HD (high definition) image quality, but they will be converted to SD (standard definition) image quality.

z Tips

• You can consult the [TV CONNECT Guide] (p. 43) displayed on the screen on connecting your TV

and camcorder.

B

Playing discs on AVCHD format compatible devices (p. 60)

If your device is compatible with AVCHD format, you can play a disc with HD (high definition) image quality on the device.

Important notice regarding discs recorded in the AVCHD format

• This camcorder captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format. DVD media containing AVCHD footage should not be used with DVD based players or recorders, as the DVD player/recorder may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning. DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray

Disc ™ player/recorder or other compatible device.

B

Dubbing disc contents by connecting your

camcorder to a DVD device (p. 53)

The dubbed images will be recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality.

B

Editing the disc on a computer (p. 86)

Using a computer, you can edit or copy images recorded with HD (high definition) image quality. Install the supplied application software on the computer in advance.

Selecting the right disc

You can use DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R DL discs of 8 cm in diameter with your camcorder. What you can do with the recorded images depends on the image recording quality, HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition), and the type of disc you selected.

( ) indicates the reference page.

HD (high definition) image quality

Disc type DVD-

RW

DVD+

RW

DVD-R DVD+R

DL

Disc symbols

Deleting or editing images on your camcorder

(48, 50)

Finalizing required to play on other devices (56)

Making additional recordings on a finalized disc

(64)

Formatting the used disc to use it again (62)

Making longer recordings on a side of a disc

SD (standard definition) image quality

Disc type DVD-RW*

1

VIDEO VR

Disc symbols a a

a a a a

a a

DVD+

RW

-

-

-

a

DVD-R

-

a

a

DVD+R

DL

Deleting the last movie recorded (49)

Deleting or editing images on your

camcorder (48, 50)

Finalizing required to play on other

devices (56)

Making additional recordings on a

finalized disc (64)

Formatting the used disc to use it again

(62)

Making longer recordings on a side of a disc a

a a a

a a a a a

a

-

-* 2 a a

a

-

-

-

-

a

-

-

-

a

*1 There are 2 recording formats, VIDEO mode and VR mode, for DVD-RW.

*2 Finalizing is required to play the disc in a DVD drive on a computer. A DVD+RW that is not finalized may cause the computer to malfunction.

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Recording time

Approximate recordable time in minutes on one side of a disc. Recordable time differs

depending on the recording mode (p. 65).

( ): the minimum recording time

DVD+R DL Disc type DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R

HD (high definition) image quality

AVC HD 12M (HQ+)

(highest quality)

AVC HD 9M (HQ)

(high quality)

15 (14)

20 (14)

AVC HD 7M (SP)

(standard quality)

25 (18)

AVC HD 5M (LP)

(long play)

32 (26)

SD (standard definition) image quality

SD 9M (HQ) (high quality)

SD 6M (SP) (standard quality)

SD 3M (LP) (long play)

20 (18)

30 (18)

60 (44)

27 (26)

35 (26)

45 (34)

60 (50)

35 (32)

55 (32)

110 (80) b Notes

• The aspect ratio of images recorded with HD (high definition) image quality is 16:9 (wide).

z Tips

• Figures such as 12M and 9M in the table show the average bit rate. M stands for Mbps.

• If you use a double-sided disc, you can record on both sides of the disc (p. 105).

• [DISC SELECT GUIDE] will help you select a right disc (p. 61).

Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of a disc.

Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit rate, and this reduces the overall recording time.

Enjoying Your Camcorder

“ HOME” and “ OPTION”

- Taking advantage of two types of menus

“ HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your camcorder

(HELP)

Displays a description of

the item (p. 18).

Category (p. 17)

B

Categories and items of the HOME MENU

(CAMERA) category

Items

MOVIE*

PHOTO*

SMTH SLW REC

Page

34

34

38

(VIEW IMAGES) category

Items

VISUAL INDEX*

PLAYLIST

Page

41

51

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY) category

Items

FINALIZE*

DISC SELECT GUIDE

FORMAT*

FORMAT*

UNFINALIZE

DISC INFO

63

64

56

Page

56

61

62

(SETTINGS) category

To customize your camcorder (p. 65)*.

(OTHERS) category

Items

DELETE*

EDIT

PLAYLIST EDIT

PRINT

COMPUTER

TV CONNECT Guide*

54

48

43

Page

48

50

51

* You can set these items during Easy Handycam

operation (p. 30). On the items in the

(SETTINGS) category you can use during

Easy Handycam operation, see page 80.

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Using the HOME MENU

1

Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder.

4

Touch the desired item.

Example: [EDIT]

2

Press (HOME)

(HOME) B

5

Perform the operation, following the instructions on the screen.

To turn off the HOME MENU

Touch .

B

When you want to know something about the function of each item on the HOME MENU - HELP

1

Press (HOME).

The HOME MENU appears.

(HOME) A

3

Touch the desired category.

2

Touch (

HELP

).

The bottom of the (HELP) button turns orange.

3

Touch the item you want to know the content.

When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen.

To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO].

To deactivate the HELP

Touch (HELP) again in step 2.

Using the OPTION MENU

Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functions available at that moment. You will find it easy to

make various settings. See page 79 for

further details.

(OPTION)

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Getting Started

Step 1: Checking supplied items

Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder.

The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied.

AC Adaptor (1) (p. 21)

Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH60

(HDR-UX5), NP-FH70 (HDR-UX7) (1)

(p. 21)

CD-ROM “Handycam Application

Software” (1) (p. 86)

Operating Guide (This manual) (1)

Power cord (1) (p. 21)

Component video cable (1) (p. 44)

A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 44, 53)

USB cable (1) (p. 54)

Wireless Remote Commander (1)

(p. 121)

A button-type lithium battery is already installed.

Step 2: Charging the battery pack

POWER switch

DC IN jack

Battery

DC plug

Jack cover

You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”

battery pack (H series) (p. 108) after

attaching it to your camcorder.

b Notes

• You can use only the H series of

“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack with your camcorder.

1

Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to OFF

(CHG) (The default setting).

2

Raise the viewfinder, then attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.

3

Connect the AC Adaptor to the

DC IN jack of your camcorder.

AC Adaptor

CHG (charge) lamp

Power cord

To the wall outlet

Open the jack cover, and connect the

DC plug of the AC Adaptor.

Match the v mark on the DC plug with the v mark on your camcorder.

4

Connect the power cord to the AC

Adaptor and the wall outlet.

The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery is fully charged.

5

Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder.

b Notes

• Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug.

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Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued)

To remove the battery pack

1 Slide the POWER switch to OFF

(CHG).

2 Raise the viewfinder.

3 Press the BATT (battery release) button and remove the battery pack.

information for up to 20 seconds by pressing DISP/BATT INFO again while the information is displayed.

Remaining battery (approx.) b Notes

• When you remove the battery pack or the AC

Adaptor, make sure that the (Movie) lamp/

(Still) lamp (p. 24) is turned off.

When storing the battery pack

Fully discharge the battery before storing it

for an extended period (see page 109 for the

details of storage).

To use an outside power source

Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. The battery pack will not lose its charge in this case.

To check the remaining battery

(Battery Info)

Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then press DISP/BATT INFO.

Recording capacity (approx.)

Charging time

Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.

Battery pack

NP-FH50

NP-FH60 (supplied with

HDR-UX5)

NP-FH70 (supplied with

HDR-UX7)

NP-FH100

Charging time

135

135

170

390

Recording time

Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

HDR-UX5

Battery pack

Continuous recording time

HD SD Image quality **

NP-FH50 60 70

NP-FH60

(supplied)

60

60

75

75

75 95

75 100

90 100

Typical recording time*

HD SD

30

30

30

35

35

45

35

35

35

45

50

50

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After a while, the approximate recordable time and battery information appear for about 7 seconds. You can view the battery

Battery pack

NP-FH70

NP-FH100

Continuous recording time

130 155

130 165

135 165

305 360

310 375

320 375

Typical recording time*

65

65

75

80

65 80

150 180

155 185

160 185

HDR-UX7

Battery pack

Continuous recording time

HD SD Image quality **

NP-FH50 55

55

65

65

NP-FH70

(supplied)

55 65

115 140

NP-FH100

120 145

120 145

275 325

285 335

300 335

Typical recording time*

HD SD

25

25

25

55

60

60

30

30

30

70

70

70

135 160

140 165

150 165

* Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, turning the power on/off and zooming.

**“ HD ” stands for high definition image quality, and “ SD ” stands for standard image quality.

b Notes

• All times measured with recording mode [SP] under the following conditions:

Top: When the LCD backlight turns on.

Middle: When the LCD backlight turns off.

Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder while the LCD panel is closed.

Playing time

Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack.

HDR-UX5

Battery pack

LCD panel opened*

HD SD Image quality **

NP-FH50 90 105

NP-FH60

(supplied)

125 140

NP-FH70

NP-FH100

200 230

455 515

LCD panel closed

HD SD

100 120

135 160

220 255

500 580

HDR-UX7

Battery pack

LCD panel opened*

HD SD Image quality **

NP-FH50 90 100

NP-FH70

(supplied)

NP-FH100

195 220

440 500

LCD panel closed

HD SD

95

205

470

110

235

535

* When the LCD backlight is on.

**“ HD ” stands for high definition image quality, and “ SD ” stands for standard image quality.

On the battery pack

• Before changing the battery pack, slide the

POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the

(Movie) lamp/

(Still) lamp (p. 24).

• The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during

charging, or Battery Info (p. 22) will not be

correctly displayed under the following conditions:

– The battery pack is not attached correctly.

– The battery pack is damaged.

– The battery pack is worn-out (For Battery

Info only).

• The power will not be supplied from the battery as long as the AC Adaptor is connected to the

DC IN jack of your camcorder, even when the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

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Step 2: Charging the battery pack

(Continued)

• When attaching an optional video light, it is recommended that you use an NP-FH100 battery pack.

• We do not recommend using an NP-FH30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with your camcorder.

On the charging/recording/playback time

• Times measured when using the camcorder at

25 °C (77 °F) (10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) is recommended).

• The recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures.

• The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.

On the AC Adaptor

• Use the nearby wall outlet when using the AC

Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.

• Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.

• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC

Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.

• Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power

(house current) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor.

Step 3: Turning the power on and setting the date and time

Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time. If you do not set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder or change the POWER switch position.

Touch the buttons on the screen.

POWER switch

1

While pressing the green button in the center, slide the POWER switch repeatedly in the direction of the arrow to turn on the power.

(Movie): To record movies

(Still): To record still images

The [CLOCK SET] screen appears.

2

Select the desired geographical

area with v/V, then touch [NEXT].

3

Set [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME], then touch [NEXT].

4

Set [Y] (year) with v/V.

5

Select [M] with b/B, then set the

month with v/V.

6

Set [D] (day), hour and minute in the same way, then touch [NEXT].

7

Make sure that the clock is correctly set, then touch .

The clock starts.

You can set any year up to the year

2037.

For midnight, set it to 12:00 AM.

For midday, set it to 12:00 PM.

charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then

set the date and time again (p. 112).

• It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be ready to shoot after the power is turned on. You cannot operate your camcorder during this time.

• The lens cover opens automatically when the power is turned on. It closes when the playback screen is selected, or the power is turned off.

• In the setting at the time of purchase, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any operation attempted for approximately 5 minutes, to save battery power

([A.SHUT OFF], p. 78).

z Tips

• The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the disc, and can be displayed during

playback ([DATA CODE], p. 73).

• Refer to page 104 for information concerning

“World time difference.”

• Instead of [DST SET], [SUMMERTIME] is displayed for some models.

• If the buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly, adjust the touch panel

(CALIBRATION) (p. 111).

Changing the language setting

You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. To select the screen language, touch

(SETTINGS) t [CLOCK/ LANG] t

[ LANGUAGE SET]

(p. 66).

To turn off the power

Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).

To reset the date and time

t [CLOCK/ LANG] t [CLOCK

SET], and adjust the date and time.

b Notes

• If you do not use your camcorder for about 3

months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets discharged and the date and time settings may be cleared from the memory. In that case,

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Step 4: Adjusting your camcorder to suit you

LCD panel

Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (2).

1 90 degrees to the camcorder

2 90 degrees

(max.)

Viewfinder

You can view images using the viewfinder to avoid wearing down the battery, or when the image seen on the LCD screen is poor.

Viewfinder

Viewfinder lens adjustment lever

Move it until the image is clear.

2 180 degrees

(max.)

DISP/BATT INFO

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To turn off the LCD backlight to make the battery last longer

Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few seconds until appears.

This setting is practical when you use your camcorder in bright conditions or you want to save battery power. The recorded image will not be affected by the setting. To turn on the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP/

BATT INFO for a few seconds until disappears.

b Notes

• Do not press the buttons below the LCD screen accidentally when you open or adjust the LCD panel.

z Tips

• If you open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder, then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations.

• On the HOME MENU, touch (SETTINGS) t [SOUND/DISP SET] t [LCD BRIGHT]

(p. 75) to adjust the brightness of the LCD

screen.

• Pressing DISP/BATT INFO toggles the screen indicators (such as time code) on or off.

z Tips

• You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder backlight by selecting (SETTINGS) t

[SOUND/DISP SET] t [VF B.LIGHT] on the

HOME MENU (p. 75).

Step 5: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick

Duo”

Disc

A new 8 cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-

R, or DVD+R DL is required for recording

(p. 15).

b Notes

• Remove dust or fingerprints from the disc

beforehand, using a soft cloth (p.106).

1

Check that the power of your camcorder is on.

Set the disc with the label side facing out when using a single-sided disc.

2

Slide the disc cover OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow

(OPEN B).

[PREPARING TO OPEN] appears on the LCD screen, then the disc cover opens slightly, automatically.

ACCESS lamp (Disc)

Disc cover OPEN switch

4

Close the disc cover.

[DISC ACCESS] appears on the LCD screen.

It may take some time for the camcorder to recognize the disc, depending on the disc type and condition.

Skip to step 7 when you use a DVD-R/

DVD+R DL.

Pickup lens

5

When you use a DVD-RW/

DVD+RW, touch [Use DISC

SELECT GUIDE].

When the disc cover opens slightly, open it further.

3

Set the disc with the recording side facing your camcorder, then press the center of the disc until it clicks.

b Notes

• You cannot use [Use DISC SELECT GUIDE]

during Easy Handycam operation (p. 30).

Format the disc, following the instructions on the screen.

6

Touch [Record HD (high definition) images.].

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Step 5: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” (Continued)

Touch [Record SD (standard definition) images.] to record with SD (standard definition) image quality.

Items displayed vary depending on the status of your camcorder, or the type of disc inserted.

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Touch the option that is right for you on the screen.

The disc will be formatted with the image recording quality and mode you selected. When the formatting is completed, you can start recording on the disc.

If you select SD (standard definition) image quality

• When you use a DVD-RW, select a recording format, [VIDEO] or [VR],

(

p. 15 ). If you format a disc during Easy

Handycam operation (p. 30), the

recording format is fixed to [VIDEO].

• When you use a DVD+RW, select the aspect ratio, [16:9 WIDE] or [4:3].

To remove the disc

1 Perform steps 1 and 2 to open the disc cover.

2 While holding the disc fastener at the center, tip up the edge of the disc.

b Notes

• You cannot change the image quality (HD (high

definition) or SD (standard definition), p. 13) of

a disc midway.

• Be careful not to obstruct the operation with your hand or other objects, etc., when opening or closing the disc cover. Move the belt to the bottom of the camcorder, then open or close the disc cover.

• If you catch the belt when closing the disc cover, it may cause your camcorder to malfunction.

• Do not touch the disc with the recording side or

pickup lens (p. 111).

When using a double-sided disc, take care not to smudge the surface with fingerprints.

• If you close the disc cover with the disc set incorrectly, it may cause your camcorder to malfunction.

• Do not disconnect the power sources during formatting.

• Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder:

– while the ACCESS lamp is on

– while the ACCESS lamp is flashing

– while [DISC ACCESS] or [PREPARING TO

OPEN] is displayed on the LCD screen

• It may take some time to remove the disc depending on the disc condition or recorded materials.

• It may take up to 10 minutes to remove a disc if it is damaged or is dirty with fingerprints, etc. In that case, the disc might be damaged.

z Tips

• You can remove the disc when a power source is connected to your camcorder even when your camcorder is turned off. However, the disc

recognition process (step 4) does not start.

• To delete all of the previously recorded images from a DVD-RW/DVD+RW, then to use it

again to record new images, see “Deleting all scenes on the disc (Formatting)” on page 62.

• You can check the right disc using [DISC

SELECT GUIDE] on the HOME MENU

(p. 61).

“Memory Stick Duo”

You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo” marked with or

(p. 107).

z Tips

• The number of recordable images vary, depending on the image quality or the image

size. For details, see page 70.

1

Open the LCD panel.

2

Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot in the right direction until it clicks.

• When inserting or ejecting the “Memory Stick

Duo,” be careful so that the “Memory Stick

Duo” does not pop out and drop.

Access lamp

(“Memory Stick Duo”)

To eject a “Memory Stick Duo”

Open the LCD panel, lightly push the

“Memory Stick Duo” in once.

b Notes

• When the access lamp is lit or flashing, your camcorder is reading/writing data. Do not shake or knock your camcorder, turn the power off, eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, image data may be damaged.

• If you force the “Memory Stick Duo” into the slot in the wrong direction, the “Memory Stick

Duo,” the “Memory Stick Duo” slot, or image data may be damaged.

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Recording/Playback

Easy Recording/Playback (Easy Handycam)

With this Easy Handycam operation, most of the camera settings are automatically optimally adjusted, which frees you from detailed adjustments. The screen font size increases for easy viewing.

HDR-UX5

Movies

1

Slide the POWER switch G to light up the (Movie) lamp.

If the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG), slide it while pressing the green button.

2

Press EASY A.

appears on the screen.

Still images

1

Slide the POWER switch G to light up the (Still) lamp.

If the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG), slide it while pressing the green button.

2

Press EASY A.

appears on the screen.

3

Press START/STOP H or E to start recording.*

3

Press PHOTO F to record.**

Press and hold lightly to adjust the focus.

Press fully to record.

[STBY] t [REC]

To stop recording, press it again.

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* Movies are recorded in [SP] mode.

Flashing t Lit

**Still images are recorded in [FINE] quality.

Playing back movies/still images

1

Slide the POWER switch G to turn on your camcorder.

2

Press (VIEW

The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to display the VISUAL INDEX screen.)

Returns to the recording screen

Previous 6 images

Next 6 images

Disc type

Appears with the image on each of the tab that was lastly played back/recorded

(B for the still image).

Returns to the recording screen

Displays the still images

Displays the movies

3

Start playback.

Viewing movies:

Touch the tab and the movie to be played back.

Return (to the VISUAL

INDEX screen)

Beginning of the scene/ previous scene

Toggles Play or Pause as you touch

Next scene

Date/time of recording*

Stop (go to the VISUAL

INDEX screen)

Viewing still images:

Touch the tab and the still image to be played back.

Return (to the VISUAL

INDEX screen)

Recording media

Reverse/ Forward

Go to the VISUAL INDEX screen

* [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 73).

Slide show (p. 42)

Date/time of recording*

Previous/Next

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Easy Recording/Playback (Easy Handycam) (Continued)

z Tips

• When all movies from the selected one to the last one are played back, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen.

• Touch / movies slowly.

during pause to play back

• To adjust the sound volume, touch (HOME)

SETTINGS] t [VOLUME], then adjust the volume with / .

To cancel Easy Handycam operation

Press EASY A again. from the screen.

disappears

Adjustable menu settings during

Easy Handycam operation

adjustable menu settings (p. 17, 65).

b Notes

• You can neither delete nor edit movies on the disc during Easy Handycam operation.

• Most of the settings return to the default setting automatically. However, some menu items are

fixed to certain settings. For details, see page 91.

• When formatting DVD-RW discs with SD

(standard definition) image quality, the

recording format is fixed to VIDEO (p. 62).

• (OPTION) does not appear on the screen.

• Cancel Easy Handycam operation if you want to add effects to the images, or if you want to make various settings.

Unavailable buttons during Easy

Handycam operation

During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot use some buttons/functions, since most of the items are set automatically

(p. 91). If you press a button that does not

work, [Invalid during Easy Handycam operation.] may appear on the screen.

To make the disc compatible with playback on other devices

(Finalizing)

You need to finalize a recorded disc to make it compatible with playback on other

devices or computers. See page 56 on

finalizing operation.

b Notes

• You cannot make additional recordings on

DVD-R/DVD+R DL discs once you finalize the disc, even if there is free space on the disc.

• The disc menu is fixed to [STYLE1].

• You cannot record additional materials on a finalized disc during Easy Handycam operation

(p. 64).

Recording the images

Recording/Playback

(HOME) D

(HOME) E PHOTO F

Lens cover

Opens in accordance with the setting of the POWER switch.

START/STOP C

POWER switch A

If the POWER switch is set to OFF

(CHG), slide it while pressing the green button.

(Movie) lamp

(Still) lamp START/STOP B

Fastening the grip belt

Fasten the grip belt in the order shown below, then hold your camcorder securely.

b Notes

• If the ACCESS lamp (p. 27, 29) is on after

recording is finished, it means that data is still being written onto the disc or “Memory Stick

Duo.” Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the battery or

AC Adaptor.

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Recording the images (Continued)

Movies

Movies are recorded on the disc. See page

16 for the recording time.

Slide the POWER switch

A in the direction of the

arrow to light up the

(Movie) lamp.

Press START/STOP B or

C .

Still images

Still images are recorded on the “Memory

Stick Duo.” See page 71 for the number of

recordable images.

Slide the POWER switch

A in the direction of the

arrow to light up the

(Still) lamp.

Press PHOTO F lightly to

adjust the focus A (a beep sounds), then press

it fully B (a shutter click sounds).

[STBY] t [REC]

To stop recording, press START/STOP again.

Flashing t Lit

The red red

appears beside . When the

disappears, the image is recorded.

To record high resolution still images on the “Memory Stick Duo” during shooting a movie (Dual Rec)

See page 36.

To switch the recording mode using button or E

On the HOME MENU, touch

(CAMERA) t [MOVIE] or

[PHOTO].

Zooming

You can magnify images to 10 times the original size with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.

Recording sound with more presence (5.1ch surround recording)

Sound picked up by the built-in microphone is converted to 5.1ch surround sound and recorded.

Built-in microphone

Wider range of view:

(Wide angle)

Close view: (Telephoto)

Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.

b Notes

• Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.

• You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.

• The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto.

z Tips

• You can set [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 68) if you

want to zoom to a level greater than 10 ×.

Your camcorder has Dolby Digital 5.1

Creator installed for recording 5.1ch surround sound. Enjoy realistic sound when playing the disc on devices that support 5.1ch surround sound.

Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, 5.1ch surround sound

Glossary (page 125)

b Notes

• To play the disc recorded with HD (high definition) image quality and enjoy the sound in

5.1ch surround, you need an AVCHD format

device compatible with 5.1ch surround (p. 60).

• 5.1ch sound is converted to 2ch when played back on your camcorder.

• is displayed on the screen during 5.1ch recording/playback.

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Recording the images (Continued)

Using the flash

Flash

Recording high quality still images during movie recording

(Dual Rec)

You can record high quality still images on the “Memory Stick Duo” while recording a movie on the disc.

Flash charge lamp

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Press (flash) repeatedly to select an appropriate setting.

No indication (Auto flash): Automatically flashes when there is insufficient ambient light.

r

(Forced flash): Always uses the flash regardless of the surrounding brightness.

r

(No flash): Records without flash.

b Notes

• The recommended distance to the subject when using the built-in flash is approximately 0.3 to

2.5 m (1 to 8 feet).

• Remove any dust from the surface of the flash lamp before using it. Flash effect may be impaired if heat discoloration or dust obscures the lamp.

• The flash charge lamp flickers while charging the flash, and remains lit when the battery charge is complete.

• If you use the flash in bright places such as when shooting a backlit subject, the flash may not be effective.

• When attaching a conversion lens (optional) or a filter (optional) to your camcorder, the flash light does not emit light.

z Tips

• You can change the brightness of the flash by

setting [FLASH LEVEL] (p. 73), or you can

prevent the redeye by setting [REDEYE

REDUC] (p. 73).

1 Set the POWER switch to (movie), then press START/STOP to start movie recording.

2 Press PHOTO fully.

After you start recording, and before you finish, you can capture up to 3 frames of still images from your movie.

Orange color boxes indicate the number of recorded images.

When recording is finished, the color changes to orange.

3 Press START/STOP to stop movie recording.

Stored still images appear one by one, and the images are stored onto the “Memory

Stick Duo.” When images are recorded.

disappears, the b Notes

• Do not eject the “Memory Stick Duo” before recording is finished and the still images are stored on the “Memory Stick Duo.”

• You cannot use the flash during Dual Rec.

z Tips

• When the POWER switch is set to

(Movie), the size of still images becomes:

UX5)

2.3M (16:9 wide) or 1.7M (4:3) (HDR-

UX7)

4.6M (16:9 wide) or 3.4M (4:3) (HDR-

• You can record still images during recording standby in the same way as when the POWER switch is set to (Still). You can also record with the flash.

Recording in dark places

(NightShot)

Adjusting the exposure for backlit subjects

To adjust the exposure for backlit subjects, press BACK LIGHT to display .. To cancel the back light function, press BACK

LIGHT again.

Recording in mirror mode

Infrared port

Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to ON. ( appears.) b Notes

• The NightShot and Super NightShot functions use infrared light. Therefore, do not cover the infrared port with your fingers or other objects. and remove the conversion lens (optional).

• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 81)

when it is hard to focus automatically.

• Do not use the NightShot and Super NightShot functions in bright places. This may cause a malfunction.

z Tips

• To record an image brighter, use Super

NightShot function (p. 84). To record an image

more faithfully to the original colors, use Color

Slow Shutter function (p. 84).

Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (2).

z Tips

• A mirror-image of the subject appears on the

LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.

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Recording the images (Continued)

Recording the fast action in slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)

Fast moving subjects and actions, which cannot be captured under the ordinary shooting conditions, can be shot in smooth moving slow-motion for about 3 seconds.

This is useful to shoot fast actions such as a golf or tennis swing.

(HOME) B

(HOME) A

1 Slide the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder.

2 Press A or B to display the

HOME MENU.

3 Touch

4 Touch [SMTH SLW REC].

[3sec AFTER]

[3sec BEFORE]

• [RECORD SOUND]

Select [ON] ( ) to superimpose sounds such as conversation on the slow motion pictures. (The default setting is [OFF].)

Your camcorder records sounds for about

12 seconds while [Recording...] is displayed in step 5. b Notes

• Sounds are not recorded during the about 3 second-movie shooting.

• Image quality of [SMTH SLW REC] is not as good as that of normal recording.

Controlling the image settings manually with the camera control dial (HDR-UX7)

You can assign one menu item you use often to the camera control dial.

Since the focus adjustment is assigned to the camera control dial in the default setting, the operation below is described as adjusting the focus using the dial.

MANUAL

5 Press START/STOP.

An about 3 second-movie is recorded as a

12 second-slow-motion-movie.

When [Recording...] disappears, recording is finished.

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Touch recording.

to cancel the smooth slow

To change the setting

Touch (OPTION) , then select the setting you want to change.

• [TIMING]

Select the recording start point after

START/STOP is pressed. The default setting is [3sec AFTER].

Camera control dial

1 Press MANUAL to activate the manual adjustment mode.

Pressing MANUAL switches the setting mode between automatic and manual.

2 Rotate the camera control dial to adjust the focus.

Item you can assign to the camera control dial

One of following items:

– [FOCUS] (p. 81)

– [EXPOSURE] (p. 82)

– [AE SHIFT] (p. 67)

– [WB SHIFT] (p. 68)

To assign a menu item to the camera control dial

1 Press and hold MANUAL for a few seconds.

The [DIAL SETTING] screen appears.

2 Rotate the camera control dial and select the item to be assigned.

3 Press MANUAL.

b Notes

• Manual settings will be retained even if you change the assigned item of the camera control dial. However, if you set [EXPOSURE] after setting [AE SHIFT] manually, [EXPOSURE] will override [AE SHIFT].

• If you select [RESET] in step 2, all the items adjusted manually are reset to the default settings.

z Tips

• The functions of the items that can be assigned to the camera control dial are the same as those of menu operation.

• You can assign the menu item to the camera control dial in the HOME MENU by selecting

(SETTINGS) t [MOVIE SETTINGS]/

[PHOTO SETTINGS] t [DIAL SETTING]

(p. 70).

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Viewing the images

Lens cover

Closes in accordance with

(VIEW IMAGES).

(HOME) E

Recording/Playback

Zoom lever F

POWER switch A

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(HOME) D

(VIEW IMAGES) C (VIEW IMAGES) B

Slide the POWER switch A to turn on your camcorder.

Press (

VIEW IMAGES) B or C.

The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to display the VISUAL INDEX screen.)

Returns to the recording screen

Previous 6 images

Next 6 images

Disc type

Appears with the image on each of the tab that was lastly played back/ recorded (B for the still image).

Returns to the recording screen

(OPTION)

Displays the movies Displays the still images z Tips

• Moving the zoom lever F changes the number of thumbnails on the VISUAL INDEX screen between 6 and 12. You can fix the number of thumbnails by touching (SETTINGS) t [VIEW IMAGES SET] t [

DISPLAY] on the HOME MENU (p. 74).

Start playback

.

Movies

Touch the tab and the movie to be played back.

When all movies from the selected one to the last one are played back, the screen returns to the

VISUAL INDEX screen.

Toggles Play or Pause as you touch.

Return (to the VISUAL

INDEX screen)

Beginning of the scene/ previous scene

Stop (go to the VISUAL

INDEX screen)

Still images

Touch the tab and the still image to be played back.

Return (to the VISUAL

INDEX screen)

Next scene

(OPTION)

Reverse/ Forward

Previous/Next

Go to the VISUAL INDEX screen

(OPTION)

Slide show (p. 42)

To switch to the playback mode using button or E

On the HOME MENU, touch (VIEW

IMAGES) t [VISUAL INDEX].

To adjust the sound volume of movies

Touch (OPTION) tab t

[VOLUME], then adjust the volume with

/ .

z Tips

• Touch / movies slowly.

during pause to play back

• A touch of / makes the reverse/fast forward approximately 5 times faster, 2 touches makes it approximately 10 times faster

(approximately 8 times faster using DVD+RW with SD (standard definition) image quality).

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Viewing the images (Continued)

Using PB zoom

You can magnify still images from about

1.1 to 5 times the original size.

Magnification can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.

Playing back a series of still images (Slide show)

1 Play back the still images you want to magnify.

2 Magnify the still image with T

(Telephoto).

The screen is framed.

3 Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame.

4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).

To cancel, touch .

Touch screen.

on the still image playback

The slide show begins from the selected image.

Touch to stop the slide show. To restart, touch again.

b Notes

• You cannot operate playback zoom during slide show.

z Tips

• You can set continuous slide show playback by t t

[SLIDE SHOW SET]. The default setting is

[ON] (continuous playback).

Playing the image on a TV

Connection methods and quality of the image viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the connectors used.

Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power

source (p. 21).

Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.

Operation flow

You can make sure that you are connecting the TV correctly using [TV CONNECT

Guide] displayed on the LCD screen.

Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack.

Refer to the instruction manuals of the

TV.

r

Connect your camcorder and TV referring to [TV CONNECT Guide].

r

Make the required output settings

on your camcorder (p. 44).

Jacks on your camcorder

Open the jack cover and connect the cable.

Selecting the most advantageous connection - TV

CONNECT Guide

Your camcorder will advise you of the most advantageous way of connecting your TV.

1

Turn on your camcorder, and press (HOME).

2

Touch (OTHERS).

3

Touch [TV CONNECT Guide].

4

Touch the option that is right for you on the screen.

Meanwhile, you can make the relevant connection between your camcorder and the TV.

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Playing the image on a TV (Continued)

Connecting to a high definition TV

Images recorded with HD (high definition) image quality are played back with HD (high definition) image quality. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality.

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Type Camcorder Cable

Component video cable

(supplied)

(Green) Y

(Blue) P B /C B

(Red) P

R

/C

R

A/V connecting cable

(supplied)

(White)

(Red)

(Yellow)

TV

: Signal flow

HOME MENU setting

(SETTINGS) t

[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [COMPONENT] t

[1080i/480i] (p. 77)

• An A/V connecting cable is also needed to output audio signals. Connect the white and red plugs of the A/

V connecting cable to the audio input jack of your TV.

Type Camcorder Cable

HDMI cable (optional)

TV

: Signal flow

HOME MENU setting

• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo (see the cover).

• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.

• Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection.

• Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder and HDMI OUT jack of the external device with the HDMI cable. This may cause a malfunction.

Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV

Images recorded with HD (high definition) quality is converted to SD (standard definition) and played back. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality.

To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3)

Set [TV TYPE] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV (p. 76).

b Notes

• When you play back a movie recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality on a 4:3 TV that is not compatible with the 16:9 signal, display the HOME MENU, then select (SETTINGS) t [MOVIE

SETTINGS]

t [WIDE SELECT] t [4:3] on your camcorder when recording an image (p. 68).

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Playing the image on a TV (Continued)

Type Camcorder Cable

Component video cable

(supplied)

(Green) Y

A/V connecting cable

(supplied)

(Blue) P B /C B

(Red) P R /C R

(White)

(Red)

(Yellow)

TV

: Signal flow

HOME MENU setting

(SETTINGS) t

[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [COMPONENT] t

[480i] (p. 77)

(SETTINGS) t

[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]/

[4:3] (p. 76)

• An A/V connecting cable is also needed to output audio signals. Connect the white and red plugs of the A/

V connecting cable to the audio input jack of your TV.

A/V connecting cable with

S VIDEO (optional)

(SETTINGS) t

[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]/

[4:3] (p. 76)

(White)

(Red)

(Yellow)

• When the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) is connected, audio signals are not output. To output audio signals, connect the white and red plugs of an A/V connecting cable with the S VIDEO cable to the audio input jack of your TV.

• This connection produces higher resolution images compared with the A/V connecting cable (Type ).

A/V connecting cable

(supplied)

(Yellow)

(White)

(Red)

(SETTINGS) t

[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]/

[4:3] (p. 76)

When connecting to your TV via a VCR

Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR using the A/V connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to

LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).

When your TV is monaural (When your

TV has only one audio input jack)

Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and connect the white (left channel) or red

(right channel) plug to the audio input jack of your TV or VCR.

b Notes

• When you output images using the A/V connecting cable, images are output with SD

(standard definition) image quality.

• When recording, set [X.V.COLOR] to [ON] to

play back on an x.v.Color-compliant TV (p. 69).

Some settings may need to be adjusted on the

TV when playing back. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details.

z Tips

• If you connect your camcorder to your TV using more than one type of cable to output images, the order of priority of the output signal is as follows:

HDMI t component video t S VIDEO t audio/video.

• HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals.

The HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio.

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Editing

(OTHERS) category

This category enables you to edit the images on a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo.”

In addition, this category enables you to utilize your camcorder by connecting it to other devices.

(OTHERS) category

Item list

DELETE

You can delete the images on a disc or a

“Memory Stick Duo” (p. 48).

EDIT

You can edit the movies on a disc or a

“Memory Stick Duo” (p. 50).

PLAYLIST EDIT

You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 51).

PRINT

You can print still images on a connected

PictBridge printer (p. 54).

COMPUTER

You can connect your camcorder to your

computer (p. 86).

TV CONNECT Guide

Your camcorder advises you of the most advantageous way of connecting your TV

to view images on the TV (p. 43).

Deleting images

You can delete the images recorded on a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” using your camcorder.

Insert a recorded disc or “Memory Stick

Duo” into your camcorder. b Notes

• Images cannot be restored once they are deleted.

• During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot delete movies. Cancel Easy Handycam operation.

z Tips

• You can select up to 100 images at one time.

• You can delete an image when viewing it by

[DELETE].

Deleting the movies on the disc

1

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [DELETE].

2

Touch [ DELETE].

3

Touch [ DELETE].

4

Touch the image to be deleted.

The selected scene is marked with .

Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.

Touch screen.

to return to the previous

5

Touch .

To delete all movies on the disc at one time

In step 3, touch [

DELETE ALL] t

[YES] t [YES] t .

To delete the last recorded movie

In step 3, touch [

LAST SCENE DEL] t t [YES] t .

To delete SD (standard definition) image quality movies

• You can delete movies on DVD-RW (VR mode) discs without any restrictions.

• You can perform only [ LAST SCENE

DEL] on DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs.

b Notes

• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC

Adaptor from your camcorder while editing images. It may damage the disc.

• If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist

(p. 51), the movie is deleted also from the

Playlist.

• Even if you delete unnecessary images from the disc, the remaining disc capacity may not increase as much as you can make additional recording.

• To delete all images recorded in the disc and restore the original capacity of the disc, format

the disc (p. 62).

z Tips

• A movie recorded by your camcorder onto a disc is called an “original.”

Deleting the still images in the

“Memory Stick Duo”

1

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [DELETE].

2

Touch [ DELETE].

3

Touch [ DELETE].

4

Touch the still image to be deleted.

The selected still image is marked with

.

Press and hold the still image on the LCD screen to confirm the still image.

Touch to return to the previous screen.

5

Touch .

To delete all still images on the

“Memory Stick Duo”

In step 3, touch [

DELETE ALL] t

[YES] t [YES] t .

b Notes

• You cannot delete still images when:

– a “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect

tab is set to the write-protect position (p. 107)

– the selected image is protected.

z Tips

• To delete all images recorded on the “Memory

Stick Duo,” format the “Memory Stick Duo”

(p. 63).

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Dividing the image

b Notes

• During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot divide movies. Cancel Easy Handycam operation.

1

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [EDIT].

2

Touch [DIVIDE].

3

Touch the movie to be divided.

The movie is played back.

4

Touch at the point where you want to divide the movie into the scenes.

The movie pauses.

Adjusts the dividing point more precisely after the dividing point has been selected with .

b Notes

• Movies cannot be restored once they are divided.

• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC

Adaptor from your camcorder while editing images. It may damage the disc.

• You can do this operation only with DVD-RW

(VR mode) for the SD (standard definition) image quality.

• Even if the divided movie is included in the

Playlist, the movie is not divided in the Playlist.

• A slight difference may occur from the point where you touch and the actual dividing point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments.

50

Returns to the beginning of the selected movie.

Play and pause toggles as you press

.

5

Touch .

Creating the Playlist

A Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of the movies that you have selected. The original scenes are not changed, even if you edit or delete the scenes in the Playlist.

Make sure to insert the recorded disc into your camcorder.

b Notes

• You can do this operation only with DVD-RW

(VR mode) for the SD (standard definition) image quality.

• During Easy Handycam operation, you can neither add movies to the Playlist, nor edit movies in the Playlist. Cancel Easy Handycam operation.

1

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST

EDIT].

2

Touch [ ADD].

.

3

Touch the scene to be added to the Playlist.

To add all the movies on the disc in the Playlist

In step 2, touch [

ADD ALL] t [YES] t [YES] t .

b Notes

• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC

Adaptor from your camcorder while editing the

Playlist. It may damage the disc.

z Tips

• You can add a maximum of 999 movies to the

Playlist.

• You can add a movie when viewing it using

[ ADD] on (OPTION).

Playing the Playlist

Make sure to insert the disc on which the

Playlist is added into your camcorder.

1

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(VIEW IMAGES) t

[PLAYLIST].

2

Touch the scene from which you want to play back.

The Playlist is played back from the selected scene to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen.

The selected scene is marked with .

Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.

Touch to return to the previous screen.

4

Touch .

To erase unnecessary scenes from the

Playlist

1 On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].

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Creating the Playlist (Continued)

2 Touch [ERASE].

To erase all the scenes from the Playlist, touch [ERASE ALL] t [YES] t [YES] t .

3 Select the scene to be deleted from the list.

The selected scene is marked with .

Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.

Touch screen.

to return to the previous

4 Touch .

z Tips

• The original scenes are not changed even if you erase the scenes from the Playlist.

To change the order within the Playlist

1 On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].

2 Touch [MOVE].

3 Select the scene to be moved.

Destination bar

Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.

6 Touch .

z Tips

• When you select multiple scenes, the scenes are moved following the order appeared in the

Playlist.

To divide a movie within the Playlist

1 On the (HOME MENU), touch

(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].

2 Touch [DIVIDE].

3 Select the scene to be divided.

The playback of the selected scene starts.

4 Touch at the point where you want to divide the movie into scenes.

The movie pauses.

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The selected scene is marked with .

Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.

Touch screen.

4 Touch .

to return to the previous

5 Select the destination with [ T]/[t].

Play and pause toggles as you press

.

5 Touch .

b Notes

• A slight difference may occur from the point where you touch and the actual dividing point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments.

z Tips

• The original movies are not changed even if you divide the movie in the Playlist.

Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders

You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways.

Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation

(p. 21). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.

b Notes

• Movies recorded with HD (high definition) image quality will be dubbed with SD (standard definition) image quality.

• Since dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.

• To copy a disc recorded with HD (high definition) image quality, install the application software

(supplied) on your computer (p. 88), and copy the images to a disc in the computer.

A/V OUT jack

(Yellow)

IN

(White) (Red)

IN

(Yellow) (White) (Red)

S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO

Devices with an S VIDEO jack

: Video/Signal flow

VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders

A A/V connecting cable (supplied)

Connect to the input jack of the other device.

B A/V connecting cable with S

VIDEO (optional)

When connecting to another device via the S VIDEO jack, by using an A/V connecting cable with an S VIDEO cable (optional), higher quality images can be produced than with an A/V connecting cable. Connect the white and red plug (left/right audio) and the S

VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) of the

A/V connecting cable with an S VIDEO cable (optional). The yellow plug connection is not necessary. S VIDEO connection only will not output audio.

b Notes

Devices without an

S VIDEO jack

• You cannot dub to recorders connected with an

HDMI cable.

• To hide the screen indicators (such as a counter, etc.) on the screen of the monitor device connected, set (SETTINGS) t [OUTPUT

SETTINGS] t [DISP OUTPUT] t [LCD

PANEL] (the default setting) on the HOME

MENU (p. 77).

• To record the date/time and camera settings

data, display them on the screen (p. 73).

• When you are connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the

A/V connecting cable to the video input jack, and the red (right channel) or the white (left channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device.

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Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders (Continued)

1

Insert the recorded disc into your camcorder.

2

Turn on your camcorder, and

Set [TV TYPE] according to the display

device (p. 76).

3

Insert the recording media in the recording device.

If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.

4

Connect your camcorder to the recording device (VCR or DVD/

HDD recorder) with the A/V

connecting cable (supplied) 1 or an A/V connecting cable with S

VIDEO (optional) 2.

Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording device.

5

Start the playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device.

Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording device for details.

6

When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder.

Printing recorded images

(PictBridge compliant printer)

You can print out still images using a

PictBridge compliant printer, without connecting the camcorder to a computer.

Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor

to obtain power from the wall outlet (p. 21).

Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” containing still images into your camcorder, and turn on the printer.

Connecting your camcorder to the printer

1

Turn on your camcorder.

2

Connect the (USB) jack of your camcorder to the printer using

the USB cable (p. 118).

[USB SELECT] appears on the screen automatically.

3

Touch [ PRINT].

When connection is complete,

(PictBridge connecting) appears on the screen.

One of the still images stored on the

“Memory Stick Duo” will be displayed.

b Notes

• We can guarantee the operation of only models that are PictBridge compatible.

Printing

1

Touch the still image to be printed.

The selected image is marked with .

Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.

Touch to return to the previous screen.

2

Touch (OPTION), set the following options, then touch

.

[COPIES]: Set number of copies of a still image to be printed. You can set up to 20 copies.

[DATE/TIME]: Select [DATE],

[DAY&TIME], or [OFF] (no date/time printed).

[SIZE]: Select the paper size.

If you do not change the setting, go to

step 3.

3

Touch [EXEC] t [YES] t .

The image selection screen appears again.

b Notes

• Refer also to the instruction manual of the printer to be used.

• Do not attempt the following operations when

is on the screen. The operations may not be performed properly.

– To operate the POWER switch.

– To press (VIEW IMAGES)

– To disconnect the USB cable from the printer.

– To remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from your camcorder

• If the printer stops working, disconnect the USB cable, turn the printer off and on again, and restart the operation from the beginning.

• You can select only the paper sizes that the printer can print.

• On some printer models, the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images may be trimmed. If you print a still image recorded in a 16:9 (wide) ratio, the left and right ends of the image may be trimmed widely.

• Some printer models may not support the date printing function. Refer to your printer’s instruction manual for details.

• The following types of images may not be printed:

– images edited on a computer

– images recorded on other devices

– images larger than 3 MB

– images larger than 2848 × 2136 pixels z Tips

• PictBridge is an industry standard established by the Camera & Imaging Products Association

(CIPA). You can print still images without using a computer by connecting a printer directly to a digital video camera or digital still camera, regardless of model or manufacturer.

• You can print a still image when viewing it by t t

[PRINT].

To finish printing

Touch on the image selection screen.

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Utilizing Recording Media

(MANAGE DISC/

MEMORY) category

This category enables you to use a disc or a

“Memory Stick Duo” for various purposes.

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY) category

Item list

FINALIZE

You can enable discs to be played on other

devices by finalizing them (p. 56).

DISC SELECT GUIDE

Your camcorder advises you of the right

disc for your purpose (p. 61).

FORMAT

You can format and use the disc again

(p. 62).

FORMAT

You can format and use the “Memory Stick

Duo” again (p. 63).

UNFINALIZE

You can unfinalize a disc and record more

images on it (p. 64).

DISC INFO

You can display the disc information.

Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices or DVD drives

(Finalizing)

Finalizing makes the recorded disc compatible for playback with other devices and DVD drives of computers.

Before finalizing, you can select a type of

DVD menu that enables you to select a

particular scene (p. 58).

Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

Discs of all kinds should be finalized.

Discs recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality

• Finalize DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+R DL.

• Finalize DVD+RW in the following cases:

– To create the DVD menu

– To playback in the DVD drives of computers

– Recorded time is short (5 minutes or less in HQ mode, 8 minutes or less in SP mode and 15 minutes or less in LP mode) b Notes

• Playback compatibility with all device is not guaranteed.

• Only the devices compatible with the AVCHD format can play the discs recorded with HD

(high definition) image quality (p. 60).

Currently available DVD devices cannot play these discs.

• In the case of SD (standard definition) image quality, a DVD menu is created instead of a disc menu.

• No DVD menu is created for DVD-RW (VR mode).

Operation flow

The following operations are for the discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality.

To play back a disc on another device for the first time (p. 58)

Playback on other device

AVCHD-compatible device

Finalize

Computer

Make a desired disc menu.

To add recordings to a finalized disc (p. 64)

Recordings cannot be added.

Recordings cannot be added.

If a disc menu has been created, a confirmation screen prompts you to confirm that you wish to add a recording.

Make a new recording b Notes

• During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot add recordings to a finalized disc even if you use DVD-

RW or DVD+RW. To do so, cancel Easy Handycam operation.

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Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices or DVD drives

(Finalizing) (Continued)

To play back a disc on another device after adding a recording (p. 58)

Playback on other device

AVCHD-compatible device

Finalize

Computer

Make a desired disc menu.

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Finalizing a disc

b Notes

• It takes from a minute to a maximum of several hours to finalize a disc. The shorter the amount of material recorded on the disc, the longer it takes for finalizing.

• Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during finalizing.

• When you finalize a double-sided disc, you must finalize each side of the disc individually.

1

Place your camcorder in a stable position, and connect the AC

Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your camcorder.

2

Turn on the power by sliding the

POWER switch.

3

Insert the disc to be finalized.

4

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY) t

[FINALIZE].

To select a disc menu style, touch

(OPTION) t [DISC MENU]

(p. 59).

Go to step 5 if you want to finalize the

disc using [STYLE1] (default setting).

5

Touch [YES] t [YES].

Finalizing starts.

6

When [Completed.] appears, touch .

b Notes

• Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC

Adaptor during finalizing.

When you need to disconnect the AC Adaptor, make sure that the power of your camcorder is set to off and disconnect the AC Adaptor after the (Movie) or (Still) lamp goes off.

Finalizing restarts when you connect the AC

Adaptor and turn on your camcorder again.

You cannot remove the disc until the finalizing operation is completed.

• When using the following discs, Z flashes after finalizing is completed on the recording standby screen of your camcorder. Remove the disc from your camcorder.

– Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

– Discs recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality, except DVD-RW (VR mode) z Tips

• When you set to create a disc menu (or DVD menu) and finalize the disc, the disc menu appears for a few seconds while finalizing the disc.

• After the disc is finalized, “ ” is attached at the bottom of the disc type/recording format indicator, such as “

RW.

” in the case of DVD-

To select a disc menu style

1 In step 4, touch (OPTION) t

[DISC MENU].

2 Select the desired style from 4 types of pattern with [ T]/[t].

• You cannot do this operation with DVD-RW

(VR mode) for the SD (standard definition) image quality.

Select [NO MENU] if you do not create a disc menu.

3 Touch .

b Notes

• During Easy Handycam operation, the disc menu is fixed to [STYLE1].

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Playing a disc on other devices

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Playing a disc on other devices

The kind of device you can play a disc on depends on the image quality (HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition)) selected when the disc was recorded. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your device or consult your dealer.

Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

This camcorder captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format.

DVD media containing AVCHD footage should not be used with DVD based players or recorders, as the DVD player/recorder may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning. DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc ™ player/ recorder or other compatible device.

Discs recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality

You can play these discs back on DVD devices. However, we do not guarantee playback on all DVD devices.

b Notes

• Make sure that you finalize a recorded disc.

However, when you record movies with SD

(standard definition) image quality on a

DVD+RW disc, you can play the disc without

finalizing it (p. 56).

• Do not use an 8 cm CD adaptor with an 8 cm

DVD as it may cause a malfunction.

• Make sure that a vertically installed device is placed in a position such as that the disc can be placed horizontally.

• If you have inserted a disc recorded in the

AVCHD format in a DVD device, there is a risk that you can neither record nor play back the disc correctly on your camcorder.

• Some discs cannot be played back, may freeze for an instant between scenes. Some functions may be disabled on some devices.

z Tips

• Devices that support subtitles can display the recording date and time where the subtitles

normally appear (p. 69). Refer to the instruction

manual of your device.

• If you have created a disc menu (p. 58), you can

select the desired scene in the menu.

• You can also play the playlist back on other devices if the discs were recorded with HD

(high definition) image quality (p. 51).

Create the playlist on your camcorder in advance, then select on the disc menu.

Playing a disc on a computer

To play a disc recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

Install “Picture Motion Browser” on the supplied CD-ROM on the computer to play

movies (p. 88).

To play a disc recorded with SD

(standard definition) image quality

You can play a disc on a computer if a

DVD playback application is installed on the computer.

Insert the finalized disc into the DVD drive of your computer. Play back the disc using a DVD playback application.

b Notes

• You must finalize the disc (p. 56). Otherwise, a

malfunction may occur.

• Make sure that the DVD drive of the computer can play an 8 cm DVD.

• Do not use an 8 cm CD adaptor with an 8 cm

DVD as it may cause a malfunction.

• The disc may not be played back, or the movies may not be played smoothly on some computers.

• You cannot copy movies directly to the hard disk of your computer to play back or edit them on your computer.

z Tips

• For details on operations and procedures, see the

“First Step Guide” on the supplied CD-ROM

(p. 90).

The volume label of the disc recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality

The date when the disc was first used is recorded.

<e.g.>

When the disc was first used at 6:00 pm on

January 1st 2007:

2007_01_01_06H00M_PM

Finding the right disc

- DISC SELECT GUIDE

Select the option that is right for you on the screen, then you will be informed of the appropriate disc for your purposes.

1

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY).

Volume label z Tips

• Images in discs recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are stored in the following folders:

– DVD-RW (VR mode)

DVD_RTAV folder

– Other discs and modes

VIDEO_TS folder

2

Touch [DISC SELECT GUIDE].

3

Touch the option that is right for you on the screen.

When you answer all the questions, you will be informed of the right disc for you.

When you insert the same type of disc as that indicated in the results of the guide, the disc is formatted with the options you selected.

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Deleting all scenes on the disc

(Formatting)

Formatting the disc

2

Turn on your camcorder.

3

Insert the disc to be formatted into your camcorder.

Formatting makes the recorded disc new and reusable by deleting all the data recorded on the disc. The recording capacity of the disc is recovered by formatting it.

A DVD-R/DVD+R DL cannot be formatted. Replace it with a new disc.

If you format a finalized disc

Formatting deletes all images on a finalized disc. One of the following icons, or

, appears on the screen, but there is no need to finalize the disc again before playing the disc on an AVCHD format compatible player.*

When formatting a disc of the SD

(standard definition) image quality

• In the case of a DVD-RW (VIDEO mode), the disc is unfinalized and it has to be finalized again to enable the disc to be played on another device.

• In the case of a DVD-RW (VR mode)/

DVD+RW, formatting deletes all images on a finalized disc. One of the following icons, or , appears on the screen, but there is no need to finalize the disc again before playing the disc on other devices.*

* To create a disc menu (DVD menu) on a

DVD+RW or DVD-RW with HD (high definition) image quality, finalize the disc again

(p. 56).

1

Connect the AC Adaptor to the

DC IN jack on your camcorder, then connect the power cord to the wall outlet.

4

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY) t

[ FORMAT].

b Notes

• The screen message will be different if the disc was formatted with SD (standard definition) image quality at the previous formatting. Follow the procedures on the screen.

5

Touch [YES].

To record with SD (standard definition) image quality, touch [SD].

b Notes

• You cannot change the recording format of a disc midway.

• For details on AVCHD format/DVD format, see

page 13.

6

Touch the option that is right for you on the screen.

The disc will be formatted in the recording image quality and format you selected.

When the disc is formatted, you can start recording on the disc.

2

Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” to be formatted into your camcorder.

3

On the (HOME MENU), touch

(MANAGE DISC/MEMORY) t

[ FORMAT].

To format a disc with SD (standard definition) image quality

• Select the recording format, VIDEO mode

or VR mode, for DVD-RW (p. 15). If you

format DVD-RW during Easy Handycam

operation (p. 30), the recording format is

fixed to VIDEO.

• Select the aspect ratio, [16:9 WIDE] or

[4:3], for DVD+RW.

b Notes

• Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during formatting.

• Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC

Adaptor during formatting.

• When you use a double-sided disc, formatting is required on each side. You can format each side in the different recording format.

• In the case of DVD+RW with SD (standard definition), you cannot change the movie aspect ratio midway. Format the disc again to change the aspect ratio.

• You cannot format a disc that has been protected on other devices. Cancel the protection with the original device, and then format it.

Formatting the “Memory Stick

Duo”

Formatting deletes all images on a

“Memory Stick Duo.”

1

Turn on your camcorder.

4

Touch [YES] t [YES].

5

When [Completed.] appears, touch .

b Notes

• Even the still images protected with another device against accidental deletion are also deleted.

• Do not attempt the following operations when

[Executing...] is on the screen:

– To operate the POWER switch or buttons

– To remove the “Memory Stick Duo”

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Recording additional scenes after finalizing

You can record additional material on the finalized DVD-RW/DVD+RW after the following steps, if there is space to record on the disc.

1

Connect the AC Adaptor to the

DC IN jack on your camcorder, then connect the power cord to the wall outlet.

2

Slide the POWER switch to turn on the (Movie) lamp.

3

Insert the finalized disc into your camcorder.

A confirmation screen appears to prompt you to confirm that you wish to record additional scenes.

material on the disc without any additional steps.

• To unfinalize DVD-RW (VIDEO mode),

MEMORY) t [UNFINALIZE] on the

HOME MENU.

• If you have created a DVD menu (p. 58)

when finalizing the DVD+RW, a dialog appears to confirm that you wish to record additional scenes when you slide the

POWER switch and turn on the

(Movie) lamp.

b Notes

• Use the AC Adaptor as power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during the operation.

• Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC

Adaptor during the operation.

• A disc menu created during finalizing are deleted.

• When you use a double-sided disc, perform this operation on each side.

• You cannot record additional scenes on a finalized DVD-R/DVD+R DL disc.

• You cannot record additional scenes on a finalized disc during Easy Handycam operation.

To do so, cancel Easy Handycam operation.

4

Touch [YES] t [YES].

5

When [Completed.] appears, touch .

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For the discs recorded with SD

(standard definition) image quality

• When using finalized DVD-RW (VR mode) discs, you can record additional

Customizing Your Camcorder

What you can do with the (SETTINGS) category of the HOME MENU

You can change the recording functions and the operating settings for your convenience.

Using the HOME MENU

3

Touch the desired setup item.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/

V to change the page.

1

Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).

(HOME)

4

Touch the desired item.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/

V to change the page.

(HOME)

(SETTINGS) category

2

Touch (SETTINGS).

5

Change the setting, then touch

.

List of the (SETTINGS) category items

MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 67)

Items

REC MODE

REC MODE

AE SHIFT*

1

WB SHIFT*

1

NIGHTSHOT LIGHT

WIDE SELECT

DIGITAL ZOOM

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What you can do with the (SETTINGS) category of the HOME MENU

(Continued)

Items

STEADYSHOT

AUTO SLW SHUTTR

X.V.COLOR

GUIDEFRAME

ZEBRA

REMAINING

SUB-T DATE

FLASH LEVEL

REDEYE REDUC

DIAL SETTING* 1

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PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 70)

Items

IMAGE SIZE* 2

QUALITY

FILE NO.

AE SHIFT* 1

WB SHIFT* 1

NIGHTSHOT LIGHT

STEADYSHOT * 1

GUIDEFRAME

ZEBRA

FLASH LEVEL

REDEYE REDUC

DIAL SETTING * 1

VIEW IMAGES SET (p. 73)

Items

DATA CODE

DISPLAY

SOUND/DISP SET

* 3

(p. 75)

Items

VOLUME* 2

BEEP* 2

LCD BRIGHT

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69

69

69

69

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68

69

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68

68

68

Page

70

72

72

69

69

73

73

70

Page

73

74

Page

75

75

75

Items

LCD BL LEVEL

LCD COLOR

VF B.LIGHT

Page

75

75

75

OUTPUT SETTINGS (p. 76)

Items

TV TYPE

DISP OUTPUT

COMPONENT

CLOCK/

LANG (p. 77)

Items

CLOCK SET* 2

AREA SET

DST SET/SUMMERTIME

LANGUAGE SET* 2

GENERAL SET (p. 78)

Items

DEMO MODE

REC LAMP

CALIBRATION

A.SHUT OFF

REMOTE CTRL

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77

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77

77

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*1 HDR-UX7

*2 You can set these items also during Easy

Handycam operation (p. 30).

*3 [SOUND SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam operation.

MOVIE SETTINGS

(Items for recording movies)

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

The default settings are marked with B.

REC MODE

You can select a recording mode to record a movie with HD (high definition) image quality from 4 levels.

HD HQ+

Records in the highest quality mode.

(AVC HD 12M (HQ+))

HD HQ

Records in high quality mode.

(AVC HD 9M (HQ))

B HD SP

Records in standard quality mode.

(AVC HD 7M (SP))

HD LP

Increases the recording time (Long Play).

(AVC HD 5M (LP)) b Notes

• If you record in the LP mode, details in scenes with quick movements may appear rough when you play the disc back.

z Tips

• See page 16 on the expected recording time of

each recording mode.

REC MODE

You can select a recording mode to record a movie with SD (standard definition) image quality from 3 levels.

SD HQ

Records in high quality mode.

(SD 9M (HQ)).

B SD SP

Records in standard quality mode.

(SD 6M (SP)).

SD LP

Increases the recording time (Long Play).

(SD 3M (LP)) b Notes

• If you record in the LP mode, the quality of scenes may be degraded, or scenes with quick movements may appear with a block noise when you play back the disc.

z Tips

• See page 16 on the expected recording time of

each recording mode.

AE SHIFT (HDR-UX7)

Select [ON] to adjust the exposure using

(dark)/ (bright). and the setting value appear when [AE SHIFT] is anything other than the default setting.

z Tips

• Touch if the subject is white or the backlight is bright, or touch if the subject is black or the light is dim.

• You can adjust the automatic exposure level to brighter or darker when [EXPOSURE] is set to

[AUTO].

• You can also adjust the setting manually using

the camera control dial (p. 38).

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WB SHIFT (White

Balance Shift) (HDR-

UX7)

Select [ON] to adjust the white balance to the desired setting using / .

and the setting value appear when [WB

SHIFT] is anything other than the default setting.

z Tips

• When the white balance is set to a lower value, images appear bluish, and when set to a higher value, images appear reddish.

• You can also adjust the setting manually using

the camera control dial (p. 38).

NIGHTSHOT LIGHT

When using either the NightShot (p. 37) or

[SUPER NIGHTSHOT] (p. 84) function to

record, you can record clearer images by setting [NIGHTSHOT LIGHT], which emits infrared light (invisible), to [ON] (the default setting).

b Notes

• Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers

or other objects (p. 37).

• Remove the conversion lens (optional).

• The maximum shooting distance using

[NIGHTSHOT LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet).

WIDE SELECT

When recording with SD (standard definition) image quality, you can select the aspect ratio according to the TV connected.

Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.

B 16:9 WIDE

Records images to the full screen on a 16:9

(wide) TV screen.

4:3 ( )

Records images to the full screen on a 4:3

TV screen.

b Notes

• Set [TV TYPE] correctly according to the TV

connected for playback (p. 76).

DIGITAL ZOOM

You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom to a level greater than 10 × (the default setting) during recording. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom.

The right side of the bar shows the digital zooming factor. The zooming zone appears when you select the zooming level.

B OFF

Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically.

20 ×

Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 20 × zoom is performed digitally.

80 × (HDR-UX5)

Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 80 × zoom is performed digitally.

STEADYSHOT

You can compensate for camera shake (the default setting is [ON]). Set

[STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when using a tripod (optional), then the image becomes natural.

AUTO SLW SHUTTR

(Auto Slow Shutter)

The shutter speed becomes 1/30 seconds automatically when shooting in dark places

(the default setting is [ON]).

X.V.COLOR

When recording, set to [ON] to capture wider range of colors. Various colors such as the brilliant color of flowers and turquoise blue of the sea can be more faithfully reproduced.

b Notes

• Set [X.V.COLOR] to [ON] only when the recorded content will be played back on an x.v.Color-compliant TV. Otherwise, set to

[OFF] (the default setting).

• If the movies recorded with this function [ON] is played back on an non-x.v.Color-compliant

TV, the color may not be reproduced correctly.

• [X.V.COLOR] cannot be set to [ON]:

– when the disc is not formatted with HD (high definition) image quality.

– while recording a movie.

GUIDEFRAME

You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical by setting [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON].

The frame is not recorded. Press DISP/

BATT INFO to make the frame disappear.

z Tips

• Positioning the subject at the cross point of the guide frame makes a balanced composition.

ZEBRA

Diagonal stripes appear in portions of the screen where brightness is at a preset level.

This is useful as a guide when adjusting the brightness. When you change the default setting, is displayed. The zebra pattern is not recorded.

B OFF

The zebra pattern is not displayed.

70

The zebra pattern appears at a screen brightness level of about 70 IRE.

100

The zebra pattern appears at a screen brightness level of about 100 IRE or higher.

b Notes

• Portions of the screen where brightness is about

100 IRE or above may appear overexposed.

z Tips

• IRE represents the screen brightness level.

REMAINING

B AUTO

Displays the remaining disc indicator for about 8 seconds in situations such as those described below.

– When your camcorder recognizes the remaining disc capacity with the POWER switch set to (Movie).

– When you press DISP/BATT INFO to switch the indicator from off to on with the POWER switch set to (Movie).

– When you select the movie recording mode on the HOME MENU.

ON

Always displays the remaining disc indicator.

b Notes

• When the remaining recordable time for movies is less than 5 minutes, the indicator stays on the screen.

SUB-T DATE

Select [ON] (the default setting) to display the recording date and time when you play back a disc on a device with a subtitle display function. Also refer to the instruction manual of the playback device.

b Notes

• Discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality can be played on AVCHD format

compatible devices only (p. 60).

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PHOTO SETTINGS

(Items for recording still images)

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FLASH LEVEL

You can set this function when you shoot still images using the built-in flash, or an external flash (optional) that is compatible with your camcorder.

HIGH( )

Makes the flash level higher.

B NORMAL( )

LOW( )

Makes the flash level lower.

REDEYE REDUC

You can set this function when you shoot still images using the built-in flash, or an external flash (optional) that is compatible with your camcorder.

You can prevent redeye by activating the flash before recording.

Set [REDEYE REDUC] to [ON], then press

(flash) (p. 37) repeatedly to select a

setting.

(Auto redeye reduction): Pre-flashes to reduce redeye before the flash automatically flashes when there is insufficient ambient light.

r

(Forced redeye reduction): Always uses the flash and the redeye reducing preflash.

r

(No flash): Records without flash.

b Notes

• The redeye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other conditions.

DIAL SETTING (HDR-

UX7)

You can select an item you want to set to the camera control dial. For details, see

page 38.

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

The default settings are marked with B.

IMAGE SIZE

HDR-UX5

B 4.0M (

4.0M

)

Records still images clearly.

3.0M (

3.0M

)

Records still images clearly in the 16:9

(wide) ratio.

1.9M ( )

Allows you to record more still images in relatively clear quality.

VGA (0.3M) ( )

Allows the maximum number of still images to be recorded.

HDR-UX7

B 6.1M (

6.1M

)

Records still images clearly.

4.6M (

4.6M

)

Records still images clearly in the 16:9

(wide) ratio.

3.1M (

3.1M

)

Allows you to record more still images in relatively clear quality.

VGA (0.3M) ( )

Allows the maximum number of still images to be recorded.

b Notes

• [ IMAGE SIZE] can be set only during recording standby.

Capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo”

(MB) and the number of recordable images

When the POWER switch is (Still)

HDR-UX5

64MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1GB

2GB

4GB

3.0M

2304 ×

1296

3.0M

42

105

85

215

150

395

310

800

640

1600

1300

3350

2600

6600

4.0M

2304 ×

1728

4.0M

32

81

64

160

115

295

235

600

480

1200

990

2500

1950

4900

1.9M

1600 ×

1200

VGA

640 ×

480

980

2450

2000

5000

3950

9500

65

160

130

325

235

590

480

1200

5900

14500

12000

30000

23500

59000

390

980

780

1970

1400

3550

2850

7200

HDR-UX7

64MB

128MB

256MB

6.1M

2848 ×

2136

6.1M

21

53

42

105

76

190

4.6M

2848 ×

1602

4.6M

28

70

56

135

100

250

3.1M

2048 ×

1536

3.1M

40

100

80

205

140

370

VGA

640 ×

480

390

980

780

1970

1400

3550

512MB

1GB

2GB

4GB

6.1M

2848 ×

2136

6.1M

155

390

315

800

650

1600

1250

3200

4.6M

2848 ×

1602

4.6M

205

510

420

1050

860

2150

1700

4250

3.1M

2048 ×

1536

3.1M

295

760

600

1550

1200

3150

2400

6300

VGA

640 ×

480

2850

7200

5900

14500

12000

30000

23500

59000

When the POWER switch is

(Movie)*

HDR-UX5

2.3M

2016 × 1134

64MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1GB

2GB

4GB

56

135

110

280

200

500

410

1000

840

2100

1700

4300

3400

8500

* The image size is fixed depending on the aspect ratio of the image recorded:

– [ 2.3M] with HD (high definition) image quality

– [ 2.3M] in the aspect ratio 16:9 with SD

(standard definition) image quality

– [1.7M] in the aspect ratio 4:3 with SD

(standard definition) image quality

1.7M

1512 × 1134

1.7M

72

175

145

355

260

640

530

1300

1050

2650

2200

5500

4400

10500

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HDR-UX7

64MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1GB

2GB

4GB

4.6M

2848 × 1602

4.6M

28

70

56

135

100

250

205

510

420

1050

860

2150

1700

4250

* The image size is fixed depending on the aspect ratio of the image recorded:

– [ 4.6M] with HD (high definition) image quality

– [ 4.6M] in the aspect ratio 16:9 with SD

(standard definition) image quality

– [3.4M] in the aspect ratio 4:3 with SD

(standard definition) image quality

3.4M

2136 × 1602

3.4M

37

93

74

185

130

335

270

690

550

1400

1100

2850

2250

5700 b Notes

• All numbers measured at the following setting:

Top: [FINE] is selected for image quality.

Bottom: [STANDARD] is selected for image quality.

• All numbers measured when using a “Memory

Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment.

• The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid

CMOS Sensor and image processing system

(new Enhanced Imaging Processor) allows the still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

QUALITY

B FINE ( )

Records still images at the fine image quality level.

STANDARD ( )

Records still images at the standard image quality level.

FILE NO.

B SERIES

Assigns file numbers in sequence even if the “Memory Stick Duo” is replaced with another one.

RESET

Assigns file numbers individually for each

“Memory Stick Duo.”

AE SHIFT (HDR-UX7)

See page 67.

WB SHIFT (White

Balance Shift) (HDR-

UX7)

See page 68.

NIGHTSHOT LIGHT

See page 68.

STEADYSHOT (HDR-

UX7)

See page 68.

GUIDEFRAME

See page 69.

VIEW IMAGES SET

(Items to customize the display)

ZEBRA

See page 69.

FLASH LEVEL

See page 70.

REDEYE REDUC

See page 70.

DIAL SETTING (HDR-

UX7)

See page 70.

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

The default settings are marked with B.

DATA CODE

During playback, displays the information

(data code) recorded automatically at the time of recording.

B OFF

Data code is not displayed.

DATE/TIME

Displays the date and time.

CAMERA DATA (below)

Displays camera setting data.

DATE/TIME

ADate

BTime

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CAMERA DATA

Movie

Still image

DISPLAY

You can select the number of thumbnails that appear on the VISUAL INDEX screen.

B ZOOM LINK

Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12) with the zoom lever on your camcorder.*

6IMAGES

Displays thumbnails of 6 images.

12IMAGES

Displays thumbnails of 12 images.

* You can operate with the zoom buttons on the

LCD frame or on the Remote Commander.

C SteadyShot off

D Brightness

E White balance

F Gain

G Shutter speed

H Aperture value

I Exposure z Tips

• appears for an image recorded using a flash.

• The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV.

• The indicator toggles through the following sequences as you press DATA CODE on the

Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] t

[CAMERA DATA] t [OFF] (no indication).

• Depending on the disc condition, bars [--:--:--] appear.

SOUND/DISP SET

(Items to adjust the sound and the screen)

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

The default settings are marked with B.

VOLUME

Touch

(p. 41).

/ to adjust the volume

BEEP

B ON

A melody sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate the touch panel.

OFF

Cancels the melody or shutter sound.

LCD BRIGHT

You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.

1 Adjust the brightness with

2 Touch .

/ .

z Tips

• This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.

LCD BL LEVEL

You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen’s backlight.

B NORMAL

Standard brightness.

BRIGHT

Brightens the LCD screen.

b Notes

• When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting.

• When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.

• If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face the screen outside and close the LCD panel to the camcorder body, the setting becomes

[NORMAL] automatically.

z Tips

• This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.

LCD COLOR

You can adjust the color of the LCD screen with / .

Low intensity High intensity z Tips

• This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.

VF B.LIGHT

You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder.

B NORMAL

Standard brightness.

BRIGHT

Brightens the viewfinder screen.

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SOUND/DISP SET (Continued)

OUTPUT SETTINGS

(Items for when connecting other devices) b Notes

• When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting.

• When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.

z Tips

• This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

The default settings are marked with B.

TV TYPE

You need to convert the signal depending on the TV connected when playing back the image. The recorded images are played back as following illustrations.

B 16:9

Select to view your images on a 16:9

(wide) TV.

Wide (16:9) images

4:3 images

4:3

Select to view your images on a 4:3 standard TV.

Wide (16:9) images

4:3 images b Notes

• When you connect your camcorder to a TV compatible with the ID-1 system and play back a disc, set [TV TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV

CLOCK/ LANG

(Items to set clock and language) automatically switches the aspect ratio according to the playback picture. Refer also to the manual supplied with your TV.

DISP OUTPUT

B LCD PANEL

Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD screen and in the viewfinder.

V-OUT/PANEL

Shows displays such as the time code on the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the viewfinder.

COMPONENT

Select [COMPONENT] when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack.

480i

Select when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack.

B 1080i/480i

Select when connecting your camcorder to a TV that has the component input jack and is capable of displaying the 1080i signal.

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

CLOCK SET

See page 24.

AREA SET

You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock.

Set your local area using v/V when using your camcorder overseas.

Refer to the world time difference on page

104.

DST SET/SUMMERTIME

You can change this setting without stopping the clock.

Set to [ON] to move the time forward

1 hour.

LANGUAGE SET

You can select the language to be used on the LCD screen.

z Tips

• Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]]

(simplified English) for when you cannot find your native tongue among the options.

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GENERAL SET

(Other setup items)

Touch 1, then 2.

If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

How to set

(HOME MENU)

t page 65

(OPTION MENU)

t page 79

The default settings are marked with B.

DEMO MODE

The default setting is [ON], allowing you to view the demonstration in about 10 minutes, after you slide the POWER switch z Tips

• The demonstration will be suspended when:

– you press START/STOP or PHOTO

– you touch the screen during the demonstration. (The demonstration starts again after about 10 minutes.)

– you slide the disc cover open switch.

– you remove or insert a “Memory Stick Duo.”

– you set the POWER switch to

– you press

IMAGES).

(Still).

(HOME)/ (VIEW

REC LAMP (Recording lamp)

The camera recording lamp will not light up during recording when you set this to

[OFF]. (The default setting is [ON].)

CALIBRATION

See page 111.

A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)

B 5 min

The camcorder is automatically turned off when you do not operate your camcorder for more than approximately 5 minutes.

NEVER

The camcorder is not automatically turned off.

b Notes

• When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet, [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to

[NEVER].

REMOTE CTRL (Remote control)

The default setting is [ON], allowing you to use the supplied Remote Commander

(p. 121).

z Tips

• Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from responding to a command sent by another VCR remote control unit.

Activating functions using the OPTION MENU

The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer.

Various functions are displayed in the context of the operation.

Using the OPTION MENU

1

While using your camcorder, touch (OPTION) on the screen.

3

Change the setting, then touch

.

When the item you want is not on the screen

Touch another tab. If you cannot find the item anywhere, the function does not work under the situation.

b Notes

• The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time.

• Some items appear without a tab.

• You cannot use the OPTION MENU during

Easy Handycam operation.

(OPTION)

Tab

2

Touch the desired item.

If you cannot find the desired item, touch another tab to change the page.

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Activating functions using the OPTION MENU (Continued)

See

Recording items on the OPTION

MENU

See page 79 for setting operation.

Items

tab

FOCUS

SPOT FOCUS

TELE MACRO

EXPOSURE

SPOT METER

AE SHIFT (HDR-UX7)

SCENE SELECTION

WHITE BAL.

WB SHIFT (HDR-UX7)

COLOR SLOW SHTR

SUPER NIGHTSHOT

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67

82

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81

81

81

82

68

84

84

-

-

-

a

-

-

-

-

a

* Page

tab

FADER

D.EFFECT

PICT.EFFECT

tab

REC MODE

REC MODE

MICREF LEVEL

IMAGE SIZE

QUALITY

SELF-TIMER

TIMING

RECORD SOUND

a a

-

-

a a

-

-

-

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38

38

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67

85

70

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85

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Viewing items on the OPTION

MENU

See page 79 for setting operation.

Items

tab

DELETE

DELETE ALL a a

* Page

48

49

tab

DIVIDE

ERASE

ERASE ALL

MOVE a a a a

-- (A tab depends on the situation)

ADD a

ADD ALL

PRINT a a

SLIDE SHOW

VOLUME

DATA CODE

SLIDE SHOW SET

ADD

ADD ALL

a a

a a

51

51

54

42

41

73

42

51

51

50

51

52

52

-- (No tab)

COPIES

DATE/TIME

SIZE

DISC MENU** a a a a

55

55

55

59

* Items that are included in the HOME MENU also.

**[DVD MENU] for SD (standard definition) image quality

Details on the OPTION MENU items

Items you can set only on the OPTION

MENU will be described below.

The default settings are marked with B.

FOCUS

You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a certain subject intentionally.

– When the focus is adjusted manually.

• You can also adjust the focus manually using

the camera control dial (p. 38) (HDR-UX7).

SPOT FOCUS

You can select and adjust the focal point to aim it at a subject not located at the center of the screen.

1 Touch [MANUAL].

9 appears.

2 Touch (focusing on close subjects)/

(focusing on distant subjects) to sharpen the focus. appears when the focus cannot be adjusted any closer, and appears when the focus cannot be adjusted farther away.

3 Touch .

To adjust the focus automatically, touch

[AUTO] step b Notes

• The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto.

z Tips

• It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle) to adjust the zoom for recording. When you want to record a subject at close range, move the power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then adjust the focus.

• The focal distance information (the distance at which the subject is focused on; to be referred when it is dark and hard to adjust focus) appears for a few seconds in the following cases. (It will not be displayed correctly if you are using a conversion lens (optional).)

– When the focus mode is switched from automatic to manual.

1 Touch the subject on the screen.

9 appears.

2 Touch [END].

To adjust the focus automatically, touch

[AUTO] t [END] in step 1.

b Notes

• If you set [SPOT FOCUS], [FOCUS] is automatically set to [MANUAL].

TELE MACRO

This is useful to shoot small subjects, such as flowers or insects. You can blur out backgrounds and the subject stands out clearer.

When you set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]

(

), the zoom (p. 35) moves to the top of

the T (telephoto) side automatically and allows recording subjects at a close distance, down to about 37 cm (14 5/8 in.)

(HDR-UX5), or 45 cm (17 3/4 in.) (HDR-

UX7).

To cancel, touch [OFF], or zoom to wideangle (W side).

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Details on the OPTION MENU items (Continued)

b Notes

• When recording a distant subject, focusing may be difficult and can take some time.

• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 81)

when it is hard to focus automatically.

EXPOSURE

You can fix the brightness of a picture manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark.

1 Touch [MANUAL].

appears.

2 Adjust the exposure by touching

.

3 Touch .

/

To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] step z Tips

• You can also adjust the setting manually using

the camera control dial (p. 38) (HDR-UX7).

SPOT METER (Flexible spot meter)

You can adjust and fix the exposure to the subject, so that it is recorded in suitable brightness even when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background, such as subjects in the spotlight on stage.

appears.

2 Touch [END].

To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] t [END] in step 1.

b Notes

• If you set [SPOT METER], [EXPOSURE] is automatically set to [MANUAL].

SCENE SELECTION

You can record images effectively in various situations.

B AUTO

Select this to automatically record images effectively without the [SCENE

SELECTION] function.

TWILIGHT* ( )

Shoots night scenes at a distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

TWILIGHT PORT.( )

Shoots portraits with background using a flash in still image recording mode.

CANDLE ( )

Shoots candlelit scenes, without spoiling the atmosphere.

SUNRISE&SUNSET* ( )

Shoots sunrises or sunsets full of atmosphere.

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1 Touch the point where you want to fix and adjust the exposure on the screen.

FIREWORKS* ( )

Fireworks are recorded in all their splendor.

LANDSCAPE*( )

Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows that comes in between the camcorder and the subject.

PORTRAIT ( )

Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.

SPOTLIGHT**( )

Prevents people’s faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light.

BEACH**( )

Shoots seaside or lake side; the blue of the water will be recorded clearly.

SNOW**( )

Prevents people’s faces from appearing dark in strong light or reflected light, such as on a ski slope.

* Adjusted to focus only on objects farther away.

**Adjusted not to focus on objects a short distance away.

b Notes

• If you set [SCENE SELECTION], [WHITE

BAL.] setting is canceled.

WHITE BAL. (White balance)

You can adjust the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment.

B AUTO

The white balance is adjusted automatically.

OUTDOOR ( )

The white balance is adjusted to be appropriate for the following recording conditions:

– Outdoors

– Night views, neon signs and fireworks

– Sunrise or sunset

– Under daylight fluorescent lamps

INDOOR (n)

The white balance is adjusted to be appropriate for the following recording conditions:

– Indoors

– At party scenes or studios where the lighting conditions change quickly

– Under video lamps in a studio, or under sodium lamps or incandescent-like color lamps

ONE PUSH ( )

The white balance will be adjusted according to the ambient light.

1 Touch [ONE PUSH].

2 Frame a white object such as a piece of paper, to fill the screen under the same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject.

3 Touch [ ].

flashes quickly. When the white balance has been adjusted and stored in the memory, the indicator stops flashing.

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Details on the OPTION MENU items (Continued)

b Notes

• Set [WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO], or adjust the color in [ONE PUSH] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps.

• When you select [ONE PUSH], keep shooting a white object while is flashing quickly.

• flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not be set.

• When [ONE PUSH] was selected, if flashing after touching

keeps

. set [WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO].

• If you set [WHITE BAL.], [SCENE

SELECTION] is set to [AUTO].

z Tips

• For better color balance adjustment, select

[AUTO] and aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds, if:

– you changed the battery pack when [AUTO] was selected,

– you moved your camcorder to or from outdoors after using it.

• You need to redo [ONE PUSH], if:

– you changed the [SCENE SELECTION] settings.

– you moved your camcorder to or from outdoors after using it.

COLOR SLOW SHTR

(Color Slow Shutter)

When you set [COLOR SLOW SHTR] to

[ON], you can record an image brighter in color even in dark places.

appears on the screen.

To cancel [COLOR SLOW SHTR], touch

[OFF].

b Notes

• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 81)

when it is hard to focus automatically.

• The shutter speed of your camcorder changes depending on the brightness, which may result in a slowdown of the motion of the image.

SUPER NIGHTSHOT

The image will be recorded at a maximum of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot recording if you set [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT] to [ON] while the

NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 37) is also set to

ON. appears on the screen.

To return to the normal setting, set [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT] to [OFF].

b Notes

• Do not use [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] in bright places. This may cause a malfunction.

• Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers

or other objects (p. 37).

• Remove the conversion lens (optional).

• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 81)

when it is hard to focus automatically.

• The shutter speed of your camcorder changes depending on the brightness, which may result in a slowdown of the motion of the image.

FADER

You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes.

1 Select the desired effect in [STBY] (during fading in) or [REC] (during fading out) mode, then touch .

2 Press START/STOP.

The fader indicator stops flashing and disappears when the fade is complete.

To cancel the fader before starting the operation, touch [OFF] in step 1.

If you press START/STOP, the setting is canceled.

STBY

Fading out

WHITE FADER

REC

Fading in

BLACK FADER

D.EFFECT (Digital effect)

If you select [OLD MOVIE], appears.

You can add an old movie effect to images.

To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF].

PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect)

You can add special effects to an image during recording or playback. appears.

B OFF

Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting.

SEPIA

Images appear in sepia.

B&W

Images appear in black and white.

PASTEL

SELF-TIMER

The self-timer records a still image after about 10 seconds.

Press PHOTO to record still images when

[SELF-TIMER] is set to [ON] and appears.

To cancel the count down, touch [RESET].

To cancel the self-timer, select [OFF].

z Tips

• You can also operate by pressing PHOTO on

the Remote Commander (p. 121).

Images appear as a pale pastel drawing.

MICREF LEVEL

You can select the microphone level for recording sound.

Select [LOW] when you want to record exciting and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc.

B NORMAL

Records various surround sounds, converting them into the certain level.

LOW ( )

Records surround sound faithfully. This setting is not suitable for recording conversations.

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Using a Computer

What you can do with Windows computer

When you install the “Picture Motion

Browser” on a Windows computer from the supplied CD-ROM, you can enjoy the following operations.

z Tips

• See page 90 when you use a Macintosh

computer.

thumbnails. These thumbnails can be enlarged and played in a slide show. x

Creating a disc in AVCHD format

Selected from the movies imported, you can create a disc consisting of movies with

HD (high definition) image quality.

x

Copying a disc

t Video Disc Copier

You can copy all the images on a disc taken with your camcorder.

Main functions

x

Playing a disc in AVCHD format

t Player for AVCHD

You can view movies with HD (high definition) image quality recorded on a disc using your camcorder by inserting the disc into the DVD drive of your computer. b Notes

• Even in a computer environment where the operations are guaranteed, some frames may be dropped from movies.

x

Importing movies taken with your camcorder

You can import the movies recorded with

HD (high definition) image quality as they are.

x

Viewing movies imported to a computer

You can manage movies and still images by date and time of shooting, and select movies or still images you want to view as

About “First Step Guide”

The “First Step Guide” is an instruction manual you can refer to on your computer.

This describes basic operations, from initial hookup of your camcorder and computer and making settings, to general operation the first time you use the software “Picture

Motion Browser” stored on the CD-ROM

(supplied).

Referring to “Installing the “First Step

Guide”” (p. 88), start the “First Step

Guide”, then follow the instructions.

About the help function of the software

The Help guide explains all the functions of all the software applications. Refer to the

Help guide for further detailed operations after reading the “First Step Guide” thoroughly.

To display the Help guide, click the [?] mark on the screen.

For the support information of Picture

Motion Browser, visit the following URL: http://www.sony.net/support-disoft/

System requirements

When using “Picture Motion Browser”

OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP

Professional or Windows XP Media Center

Edition

Standard installation is required.

Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz CPU or faster

(Intel Pentium 4 3.6 GHz or faster, Intel

Pentium D 2.8 GHz or faster, or Intel Core

Duo 1.66 GHz or faster is recommended.)

For processing SD (standard definition) image quality content only, an Intel

Pentium III 1 GHz or faster is necessary.

Application: DirectX 9.0c or later (This product is based on DirectX technology. It is necessary to have DirectX installed.)

.Net Framework 1.1 (installed with Picture

Motion Browser, depending on your computer environment)

Sound system: Direct Sound compatible sound card

Memory: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended.)

For processing SD (standard definition) image quality content only, 256 MB of memory or more is necessary.

Hard disk:

Disc volume required for installation:

Approximately 800 MB (10 GB or more may be necessary when creating AVCHD format discs.)

Display: DirectX 7 or later-compatible video card, Minimum 1024

× 768 dots, High

Color (16 bit color)

Others: USB port (this must be provided as standard, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible) is recommended), DVD burner

(CD-ROM drive is necessary for installation)

When playing still images recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo” on a computer

OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP

Professional or Windows XP Media Center

Edition

Standard installation is required.

Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded.

CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster

Others: USB port (this must be provided as standard) b Notes

• Operations are not guaranteed on all the recommended environments.

For example, other open or background applications running on currently may limit product performance.

• Even in a computer environment where the operations are guaranteed, frames may be dropped from movies with HD (high definition) image quality, resulting in uneven playback.

However, imported images and images on discs created subsequently will not be affected.

z Tips

• If your computer has a Memory Stick slot, insert the “Memory Stick Duo” on which still images are recorded into the Memory Stick Duo

Adaptor (optional), then insert it into the

Memory Stick slot on your computer to copy still images to the computer.

• When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and your computer is not compatible with it, connect your camcorder with the USB cable instead of using the Memory Stick slot on the computer.

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Installing the “First Step Guide” and software

88

Before connecting your camcorder

to the computer, you need to install the

“First Step Guide” and software to your

Windows computer. The installation is required only for the first time.

Contents to be installed and procedures may differ depending on your OS.

z Tips

• See page 90 when you use a Macintosh

computer.

Installing the “First Step Guide”

1

Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer.

2

Turn on the computer.

b Notes

• Log on as Administrators for installation.

• Close all applications running on the computer before installing the software.

3

Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your computer.

The installation screen appears.

4

Click [FirstStepGuide].

5

Select the desired language and the model name of your camcorder from the pull-down menu.

6

Click [FirstStepGuide(HTML)].

Installation starts.

When [Save is complete] appears, click

[OK] to finish the installation.

If the screen does not appear

1 Click [Start], then click [My

Computer]. (For Windows 2000, double-click [My Computer].)

2 Double-click [SONYPICTUTIL (E:)]

(CD-ROM) (disc drive).*

* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.

To install the First Step Guide in PDF

In step 6, click [FirstStepGuide(PDF)].

To install the software “Adobe

Reader” to display the PDF file

In step 6, click [Adobe(R) Reader(R)].

Installing the software

1

Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Installing the “First Step Guide”” (p. 88).

2

Click [Install].

3

Confirm the language for the application to be installed, then click [Next].

4

Confirm the area and country/ region you live in, then click

[Next].

The software to be installed will be configured according to your country/ region.

5

Read [License Agreement], check

[I accept the terms of the license agreement] if you agree, then click [Next].

6

Connect your camcorder to your computer via a USB cable, then click [Next] on the connection confirmation screen.

Sonic UDF Reader - Software required to recognize an AVCHD format mode discs

Windows Media Format 9 Series

Runtime (Windows 2000 only) -

Software required to create DVD video discs

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 -

Software required to create AVCHD format discs

Microsoft DirectX 9.0c - Software required for handling movies

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After the computer restarts, remove the CD-ROM from the disc drive of your computer.

The short-cut icons, such as [ ]

(Picture Motion Browser), appear on the desktop.

Even if a screen prompting you to restart your computer appears, you do not need to restart it at this time. Restart your computer after completing the installation.

7

Follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.

Restart the computer if required to complete the installation.

The following installation screens may be displayed, depending on your operating environment. In this case, follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.

z Tips

• See “First Step Guide” on disconnecting the

USB cable.

After you install the software, a shortcut icon for the customers registration website is created on the desktop.

• Once you register on the website, you can get secure and useful customer support.

http://www.sony.net/registration/di/

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Viewing “First Step

Guide”

z Tips

• See page 90 when you use a Macintosh

computer.

To view “First Step Guide” on your computer, Microsoft Internet Explorer

Ver.6.0 or later is recommended.

Double-click the shortcut icon of [First Step

Guide] on the desktop.

z Tips

• You can also start by selecting [Start],

[Programs] ([All Programs] for Windows XP),

[Sony Picture Utility], [First Step Guide], your camcorder model name, then “First Step Guide” in HTML.

• To view “First Step Guide” in HTML without installing, copy the desired language folder from the [FirstStepGuide] folder on the CD-ROM, and then double-click [Index.html].

• Refer to “First Step Guide” in PDF (p. 88) in the

following cases:

– When printing the desired topics of “First

Step Guide”

– When “First Step Guide” is not displayed correctly due to the browser setting even in recommended environment.

– When the HTML version of “First Step

Guide” cannot be installed.

Using a Macintosh computer

You can copy the still images from the

“Memory Stick Duo” to the Macintosh.

Install “First Step Guide” in the supplied

CD-ROM. b Notes

• The supplied software “Picture Motion

Browser” does not operate on Mac OS.

• Refer to “First Step Guide” for the details on connecting your camcorder to the computer and copying the still images.

System requirements

To copy still images from a “Memory

Stick Duo”

OS: Mac OS 9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.1/ v10.2/v10.3/v10.4).

Others: USB port (this must be provided as standard)

About “First Step Guide”

The “First Step Guide” is an instruction manual you can refer to on your computer.

This describes basic operations, from initial hookup of your camcorder and computer and making setting.

Referring to “Installing the “First Step

Guide””, start the “First Step Guide”, then

follow the instructions.

Installing “First Step Guide”

Copy “FirstStepGuide(PDF),” stored in the desired language in the [FirstStepGuide] folder, to your computer.

Viewing “First Step Guide”

Double-click “FirstStepGuide(PDF)”.

If a software to view PDF is not installed on your computer, you can download Adobe

Reader from the following web page: http://www.adobe.com/

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

If you run into any problems using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer.

• Overall operations/Easy Handycam/

Remote Commander.......................... p. 91

• Batteries/Power sources .................... p. 92

• LCD screen/viewfinder ..................... p. 93

• Discs/“Memory Stick Duo” .............. p. 93

• Recording ..........................................p. 94

• Playing back a disc on your camcorder

........................................................... p. 96

• Playing back a disc on other devices

........................................................... p. 97

• Editing movies on the disc ................p. 97

• Viewing images on a TV...................p. 98

• Dubbing/Connecting to other devices

........................................................... p. 98

• Connecting to a computer ................. p. 99

• Functions that cannot be used simultaneously................................... p. 99

Overall operations/Easy

Handycam/Remote Commander

The power does not turn on.

• Attach a charged battery pack to the

camcorder (p. 21).

• Connect the plug of the AC Adaptor to the

wall outlet (p. 21).

The camcorder does not operate even when the power is set to on.

• It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be ready to shoot after the power is turned on. This is not a malfunction.

• Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it after about 1 minute. If the functions still do not work, press the

RESET button (p. 119) using a sharp-

pointed object. (If you press the RESET button, all settings, including the clock setting, are reset.)

• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

Buttons do not work.

• During Easy Handycam operation (p. 30),

you cannot use following buttons/ functions.

– BACK LIGHT (p. 37)

– Camera control dial (p. 38) (

HDR-UX7 )

– Playback zoom (p. 42)

– Switching on/off the LCD backlight

(p. 26)

(OPTION) does not appear on the screen.

• During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot use the OPTION MENU.

Menu settings have changed automatically.

• During Easy Handycam operation, most of the menu settings return to their defaults.

• During Easy Handycam operation, some menu items are fixed as follows.

– Movie recording mode: [SP]

– Still image quality: [FINE]

– [DATA CODE]: [DATE/TIME]

– Recording format of DVD-RW:

[VIDEO] (for SD (standard definition) image quality)

• Following menu items return to the default settings when you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) for more than 12 hours.

– [FOCUS]

– [SPOT FOCUS]

– [EXPOSURE]

– [SPOT METER]

– [SCENE SELECTION]

– [WHITE BAL.]

– [MICREF LEVEL]

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Troubleshooting (Continued)

Even if you press EASY, menu settings do not switch to their defaults automatically.

• Following menu settings remain as they were set even during Easy Handycam operation.

– [FILE NO.]

– [VOLUME]

– [TV TYPE]

– [ DISPLAY]

– [BEEP]

– [SUB-T DATE]

– [CLOCK SET]

– [AREA SET]

– [DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME]

– [ LANGUAGE SET]

– [ IMAGE SIZE]

– [WIDE SELECT]

– [COMPONENT]

– [DEMO MODE]

– [DIAL SETTING] (HDR-UX7)

– [TIMING] and [RECORD SOUND] in

[SMTH SLW REC]

– [X.V.COLOR]

Your camcorder vibrates.

• Vibration occurs depending on the condition of the disc. This is not a malfunction.

A vibration is felt in your hand or a faint sound is heard during operation.

• This is not a malfunction.

A motor sound is heard in the camcorder when the disc cover is closed without a disc.

• Your camcorder is trying to recognize the disc. This is not a malfunction.

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Your camcorder gets warm.

• This is because the power has been turned on for a long time. This is not a malfunction. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

The supplied Remote Commander does not function.

• Set [REMOTE CTRL] to [ON] (p. 78).

• Insert a battery into the battery holder with the +/– polarities correctly matching the +/

– marks (p. 121).

• Remove any obstructions between the

Remote Commander and the remote sensor.

• Point the remote sensor away from strong light sources such as direct sunlight or overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote

Commander may not function properly.

Another DVD device malfunctions when you use the supplied Remote

Commander.

• Select a commander mode other than DVD

2 for your DVD device, or cover the sensor of your DVD device with black paper.

Batteries/Power sources

The power abruptly turns off.

• When approximately 5 minutes have elapsed while you do not operate your camcorder, the camcorder is automatically turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the

setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 78), or turn

on the power again, or use the AC Adaptor.

• Charge the battery pack (p. 21).

The CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged.

• Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)

(p. 21).

• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder

correctly (p. 21).

• Connect the power cord to the wall outlet properly.

• The battery charge is completed (p. 21).

The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged.

• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder

correctly (p. 21). If the problem persists,

disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.

The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.

• The temperature of the environment is too high or too low. This is not a malfunction.

• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack

with a new one (p. 21).

• The indicated time may not be correct depending on the environment of use.

The battery pack is quickly discharged.

• The temperature of the environment is too high or low. This is not a malfunction.

• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack

with a new one (p. 21).

LCD screen/viewfinder

The buttons do not appear on the touch panel.

• Touch the LCD screen lightly.

• Press DISP/BATT INFO on your camcorder (or DISPLAY on the Remote

Commander) (p. 26).

The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all.

• Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION])

(p. 111).

Menu items are grayed out.

• You cannot select grayed items in the current recording/playback situation.

• There are some functions you cannot

activate simultaneously (p. 99).

The image in the viewfinder is not clear.

• Move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever

until the image appears clearly (p. 26).

The image in the viewfinder has disappeared.

• No image is displayed in the viewfinder

when the LCD panel is open (p. 26).

Discs/“Memory Stick Duo”

The disc cannot be removed.

• Make sure the power source (battery pack or AC Adaptor) is connected correctly

(p. 21).

• The disc is damaged or is dirty with fingerprints, etc. In this case, it may take up to 10 minutes to remove the disc.

• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

• Finalizing is interrupted by turning off your camcorder. Turn on your camcorder and remove the disc after finalizing is

completed (p. 58).

Images cannot be deleted.

• The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100.

• Images cannot be deleted depending on the

type and mode of a disc (p. 15).

Remaining disc space indicator is not displayed.

• Set [ REMAINING] to [ON] to always display the remaining disc space indicator

(p. 69).

The indicators of the disc type and the recording format on the LCD screen are grayed out.

• The disc may have been createdwith a device other than your camcorder. You can

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94 play back the disc with your camcorder, but you cannot record additional scenes.

You cannot operate functions using the “Memory Stick Duo.”

• If you use a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted on a computer, format it again on

your camcorder (p. 63).

You cannot delete images, or format the “Memory Stick Duo.”

• The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100.

• You cannot delete the images protected on another device.

The data file name is incorrect or flashing.

• The file is broken.

• Use the file format that is compatible with

your camcorder (p. 107).

Recording

Refer also to “Discs/“Memory Stick Duo””

(p. 93).

Pressing START/STOP does not record movies on the disc.

• The playback screen is displayed. Set your

camcorder to recording standby (p. 34).

• Your camcorder is recording the scene you have just shot on the disc.

• The disc has run out of space. Use a new disc or format the disc (DVD-RW/

DVD+RW only, p. 62). Or delete the

unnecessary images (p. 48).

• When you are using one of the following discs after finalizing it, make the disc to be

able to record additional scenes (p. 64). Or

use a new disc.

– DVD+RW

– DVD-RW recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode) recorded with

SD (standard definition) image quality

• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

• Moisture condensation has occurred with the disc. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for about 1 hour in a cool place

(p. 110).

You cannot record a still image.

• The playback screen is displayed. Set your

camcorder to recording standby (p. 34).

• The “Memory Stick Duo” has run out of space. Use a new “Memory Stick Duo” or

format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 63). Or

delete the unnecessary images (p. 49).

• You cannot record a still image together with:

– [SMTH SLW REC]

– [FADER]

– [D.EFFECT]

– [PICT.EFFECT]

• You cannot record a still image on a disc on your camcorder.

The ACCESS lamp lights up even when you stop recording.

• Your camcorder is recording the scene you have just shot on the disc.

The recording angle looks different.

• The recording angle may look different depending on the mode of your camcorder.

This is not a malfunction.

The flash does not work.

• You cannot record with the flash with:

– Capturing still images while shooting a movie

– The conversion lens (optional) attached

• Even if auto flash or (Auto redeye reduction) is selected, you cannot use the flash with:

– NightShot

– [SUPER NIGHTSHOT]

– [TWILIGHT], [CANDLE],

[SUNRISE&SUNSET], [FIREWORKS]

[LANDSCAPE], [SPOTLIGHT],

[BEACH] or [SNOW] in [SCENE

SELECTION]

– [MANUAL] in [EXPOSURE]

– [SPOT METER]

The actual recording time for movie is less than the expected approximate recording time of a disc.

• Depending on an object, such as a fast moving object, the time available for

recording may shorten (p. 16).

The recording stops.

• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

• Moisture condensation has occurred with the disc. Turn off your camcorder and leave it about 1 hour in a cool place

(p. 110).

There is a time difference between the point where you press START/

STOP and the point that the recorded movie starts/stops.

• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time difference between the point where you press START/STOP and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops.

This is not a malfunction.

The movie aspect ratio (16:9/4:3) cannot be changed.

• You cannot change the aspect ratio when:

– recording movies with HD (high definition) image quality.

– recording movies on DVD+RW with SD

(standard definition) image quality.

– there is no disc in your camcorder.

The auto focus does not function.

• Set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 81).

• The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually

(p. 81).

[STEADYSHOT] does not function.

• Set [STEADYSHOT] to [ON] (p. 68).

• [STEADYSHOT] may not be able to compensate for excessive vibrations.

The BACK LIGHT function does not function.

• The BACK LIGHT function does not work during Easy Handycam operation.

The subjects passing by the frame very fast appear crooked.

• This is called the focal plane phenomenon.

This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the frame rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions.

Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green appear on the screen.

• The spots appear when you are recording with [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] or [COLOR

SLOW SHTR]. This is not a malfunction.

The color of the image is not correctly displayed.

• Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to OFF

(p. 37).

The screen image is bright, and the subject does not appear on the screen.

• Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to OFF

(p. 37).

The screen image is dark, and the subject does not appear on the screen.

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• Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few seconds to turn on the backlight

(p. 26).

Horizontal stripes appear on the image.

• This occurs when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp. This is not a malfunction.

Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen.

• Set [STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 68)

(HDR-UX5).

[SUPER NIGHTSHOT] cannot be operated.

• Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to ON.

[COLOR SLOW SHTR] does not operate correctly.

• [COLOR SLOW SHTR] may not operate correctly in total darkness. Use NightShot or [SUPER NIGHTSHOT].

You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL].

• You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when:

– The LCD panel is closed on your camcorder with the LCD screen facing out.

– The power is supplied from the AC

Adaptor.

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Playing back a disc on your camcorder

You cannot play back a disc.

• Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder and press (VIEW

IMAGES).

• On the HOME MENU, touch (VIEW

IMAGES), then [VISUAL INDEX].

• Check out the disc compatibility (p. 15).

• Insert a disc with the recording side facing

your camcorder (p. 27).

• The disc that was recorded, formatted, of finalized on other devices may not be played back on your camcorder.

The playback image is distorted.

• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 106).

Still images stored on a “Memory

Stick Duo” cannot be played back.

• Still images cannot be played back if you have modified files or folders, or have edited the data on a computer. (The file name flashes in that case.) This is not a

malfunction (p. 108).

• Still images recorded on other devices may not be played back, or may be displayed in wrong size. This is not a malfunction

(p. 108).

“ ” is indicated on an image in the

VISUAL INDEX screen.

• Loading of the data may have failed. It may be indicated correctly when you turn off the power and then turn it on again, or repeat removing and inserting the

“Memory Stick Duo” a couple of times.

• This may appear on still images recorded on other devices, edited on a computer, etc.

No sound or only a quiet sound is heard when playing back a disc.

• Turn up the volume (p. 41).

• Sound is not output when the LCD screen is closed. Open the LCD screen.

• When you record sound with [MICREF

LEVEL] (p. 85) set to [LOW], the recorded

sound may be difficult to hear.

• In case of [SMTH SLW REC], you cannot record sounds during shooting (about 3 seconds).

Playing back a disc on other devices

You cannot play back the disc, or the disc is not recognized.

• To play back a disc recorded with HD

(high definition) image quality, you need a device compatible with AVCHD format

(p. 60).

• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 106).

• Finalize the disc (p. 56).

• A disc recorded in VR mode cannot be played back on a device that does not support VR mode. Check the compatibility in the instruction manual of the playback device.

The playback image is distorted.

• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 106).

“ ” is indicated on an image in the disc menu/DVD menu.

• Loading of the data may have failed when the disc was finalized. For the following discs, make the disc capable of additional

recording (p. 64), then remake the disc

menu by finalizing the disc again (p. 58).

The disc menu/DVD menu may be displayed correctly.

– DVD+RW

– DVD-RW recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode) recorded with

SD (standard definition) image quality

Playback freezes for an instant between the scenes.

• The image may freeze for an instant between scenes depending on the device being used. This is not a malfunction.

• In case of DVD+R DL, the image may freeze for an instant when the recording layer changes. This is not a malfunction.

Playback does not move to the previous scene when you press

..

• If playback crosses 2 titles made automatically by your camcorder when

. is pressed, playback may not move to the previous scene. Select the desired scene from the menu screen. Refer to the instruction manual of the playback device for further information.

Editing movies on the disc

Unable to edit.

• You cannot edit the disc on your camcorder

(p. 15).

• There are no images recorded on the disc.

• You cannot edit because of the condition of the image.

• You cannot edit an image protected on another device.

• You cannot copy or move the images between a disc and a “Memory Stick Duo.”

Scenes cannot be added in the

Playlist.

• The disc is full, or the added scenes exceed

999. Delete unnecessary scenes (p. 48).

• You cannot add still images in the Playlist.

A movie cannot be divided.

• A movie that is too short cannot be divided.

• A movie protected on another device cannot be divided.

A scene cannot be deleted.

• You are using a disc that forbids a scene to

be deleted (p. 15).

• You cannot delete a scene during Easy

Handycam operation.

• A scene protected on another device cannot be deleted.

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Unable to copy the images from a disc to a “Memory Stick Duo.”

• You cannot copy a movie from a disc to a

“Memory Stick Duo” as a still image during playback on your camcorder.

Unable to finalize.

• Battery is running out during finalizing.

Use the AC Adaptor.

• The disc has already been finalized. In the case of following discs, follow the required procedure to record additional material

(p. 64):

– DVD+RW

– DVD-RW recorded with HD (high definition) image quality

– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode) recorded with

SD (standard definition) image quality

Unable to perform [UNFINALIZE].

• You cannot perform [UNFINALIZE] on the following discs:

– DVD-R

– DVD+R DL

– DVD+RW recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality

– DVD-RW (VR mode) recorded with SD

(standard definition) image quality

You cannot edit or record additional material on a disc using other devices.

• You may not be able to edit a disc recorded on your camcorder using other devices.

Viewing images on a TV

You cannot view the image or hear the sound on the TV.

• When you are using the component video cable, set [COMPONENT] according to the requirements of the connected device

(p. 77).

• When you are using the component video cable, make sure the red and white plugs of the A/V connecting cable are connected

(p. 44).

• Images are not output from the HDMI

OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.

You cannot hear the sound.

• When you are using the component video cable, make sure the red and white plugs of the A/V connecting cable are connected

(p. 44, 46).

• When you are using the S VIDEO plug, make sure the red and white plugs of the A/

V connecting cable are connected (p. 46).

The image appears distorted on the

4:3 TV.

• This happens when viewing a image recorded in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3

TV. Set [TV TYPE] correctly (p. 76) and

play back the image.

Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen of the 4:3 TV.

• This happens when viewing a image recorded in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3

TV. This is not a malfunction.

Dubbing/Connecting to other devices

You cannot dub correctly.

• You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable.

• The A/V connecting cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of another device for dubbing a image from your camcorder

(p. 53).

Connecting to a computer

When using the movies on a disc, a computer does not recognize your camcorder.

• Install Picture Motion Browser (p. 88).

• Disconnect the USB device other than the keyboard, the mouse, and the camcorder from the computer.

• Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, then connect them again correctly.

Cannot use the supplied software,

Picture Motion Browser, on the

Macintosh computer.

• You cannot use Picture Motion Browser on a Macintosh.

Functions that cannot be used simultaneously

The following list shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.

Cannot use

BACK LIGHT

Because of following settings

[SPOT METER],

[FIREWORKS],

[MANUAL] in

[EXPOSURE]

[SCENE

SELECTION]

NightShot, [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT],

[COLOR SLOW

SHTR], [OLD

MOVIE], [TELE

MACRO], [FADER]

[SPOT METER] NightShot, [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT]

[EXPOSURE] NightShot, [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT]

[WHITE BAL.] NightShot, [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT]

[ONE PUSH] in

[WHITE BAL.]

[SMTH SLW REC]

Cannot use

Because of following settings

[SPOT FOCUS] [SCENE SELECTION]

[SUPER

NIGHTSHOT]

[FADER], [D.EFFECT]

[COLOR SLOW

SHTR]

[FADER]

[D.EFFECT]

[FADER],

[D.EFFECT], [SCENE

SELECTION]

[SUPER

NIGHTSHOT],

[COLOR SLOW

SHTR], [D.EFFECT],

[CANDLE],

[FIREWORKS]

[SUPER

NIGHTSHOT],

[COLOR SLOW

SHTR], [FADER]

[OLD MOVIE] [SCENE SELECTION],

[PICT.EFFECT]

[PICT.EFFECT] [OLD MOVIE]

[STEADYSHOT] [SMTH SLW REC]

(HDR-UX5)

[TELE MACRO] [SCENE SELECTION]

[AUTO SLW

SHUTTR]

[SMTH SLW REC],

[D.EFFECT], [SCENE

SELECTION],

[COLOR SLOW

SHTR], [SUPER

NIGHTSHOT]

[AE SHIFT] [FIREWORKS],

[MANUAL] in

[EXPOSURE]

[WIDE SELECT] [OLD MOVIE]

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Warning indicators and messages

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Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators

If indicators appear on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, check the following.

Some symptoms you can fix by yourself. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

C:04:00

C: (or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis display)

C:04:ss

• The battery pack is not an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an “InfoLITHIUM”

battery pack (p. 108).

• Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack of your camcorder securely

(p. 21).

C:13:ss

• The disc is faulty. Use a compatible disc

with your camcorder (p. 15).

• The disc is dirty or has scratches on it.

Clean the disc with a soft cloth (p. 106).

C:32:ss

• Symptoms that are not described above have occurred. Remove and insert the disc, then operate your camcorder again.

• Remove the power source. Reconnect it and operate your camcorder again.

• Turn on your camcorder again.

E:20:ss / E:31:ss / E:61:ss /

E:62:ss / E:91:ss / E:94:ss

• A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Inform them of the 5-digit code, which starts from

“E.”

101-0001 (Warning indicator pertaining to files)

Slow flashing

• The file is damaged.

• The file is unreadable.

(Warning indicator pertaining to discs)

Slow flashing

• No disc is inserted.*

• Less than 5 minutes remains for recording movies.

• The disc cannot be read or written, because the single-sided disc is inserted inside out.

Fast flashing

• An unrecognizable disc is inserted.*

• A finalized disc is inserted into your camcorder during recording standby.

• The disc is fully recorded.*

• The disc recorded in the different TV color system from your camcorder is inserted when (Movie) is selected.*

Z (You need to remove the disc)*

Fast flashing

• An unrecognizable disc is inserted.

• The disc is fully recorded.

• An error might have occurred with the disc drive in your camcorder.

• A finalized disc is inserted into your

camcorder (p. 56).

E (Battery level warning)

Slow flashing

• The battery pack is nearly used up.

• Depending on the operating, environment, or battery conditions, E may flash, even if there are approximately 20 minutes remaining.

(High temperature warning)

Slow flashing

• The temperature of your camcorder is getting higher. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

Fast flashing*

• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

(Warning indicator pertaining to

“Memory Stick Duo”)

• No “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted

(p. 29).

(Warning indicators pertaining to

“Memory Stick Duo” formatting)*

• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged.

• The “Memory Stick Duo” is not formatted

correctly (p. 63, 107).

(Warning indicator pertaining to incompatible “Memory Stick Duo”)*

• An incompatible “Memory Stick Duo” is

inserted (p. 63, 107).

(Warning indicator pertaining to the write-protect of the “Memory

Stick Duo”)*

• The write-protect tab on the “Memory

Stick Duo” is set to lock (p. 107).

• Access to the “Memory Stick Duo” was restricted on another device.

(Warning indicator pertaining to the flash)

Fast flashing

• There is something wrong with the flash.

(Warning indicator pertaining to camera-shake warning)

• The amount of lights is not sufficient, so camera-shake easily occurs. Use the flash.

• The camcorder is unsteady, so camerashake easily occurs. Hold the camcorder steady with both hands and shoot the image. However, note that the camerashake warning indicator does not disappear.

* You hear a melody when the warning indicators

appear on the screen (p. 75).

Examples of warning messages

If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions.

x

Disc

Z Recording on disc disabled.

• A malfunction has occurred with the disc and the disc cannot be used.

Playback prohibited.

• You are trying to play back an incompatible disc with your camcorder.

• You are trying to play back an image recorded with a copyright protection signal.

Z Need to unfinalize disc.

• To record on the finalized DVD+RW/

DVD-RW (VIDEO mode in the case of SD

(standard definition) image quality),

unfinalize it (p. 64).

Z Disc error. Remove disc.

• Your camcorder cannot recognize the disc, because the disc is incompatible, has scratches.

Z Disc error. Unsupported format.

• The disc recorded in the different format code from your camcorder. Formatting the

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102 disc may enable you to use the disc on your camcorder (DVD-RW/DVD+RW only)

(p. 62).

x

“Memory Stick Duo”

Reinsert the Memory Stick.

• Reinsert the “Memory Stick Duo” a few times. If even then the indicator flashes, the

“Memory Stick Duo” could be damaged.

Try with another “Memory Stick Duo.”

This Memory Stick is not formatted correctly.

• Check the format, then format the

“Memory Stick Duo” with your camcorder

if necessary (p. 63, 107).

Memory Stick folders are full.

• You cannot create folders exceeding

999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using your camcorder.

• Format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 63), or

delete them using your computer.

Cannot save still picture.

• When using the Dual Rec function, do not remove the still image recording media from the camcorder until disc recording is finished and still image recording is

complete (p. 36).

x

PictBridge compliant printer

Not connected to PictBridge compatible printer.

• Switch off the printer and switch it on again, then disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.

Cannot print. Check the printer.

• Switch off the printer and switch it on again, then disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.

x

Others

No further selection is possible.

• You can select up to 100 images at one time to:

– delete images

– edit the playlist

– print still images

Data protected.

• The disc has been protected with another device.

Cannot divide.

• You cannot divided a movie that is extremely short.

Recovering data Avoid any vibration.

• Your camcorder tries to recover data automatically if the data writing was not performed properly.

Cannot recover data on disc.

• Writing data to the disc has failed.

Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were unsuccessful.

Please wait.

• This is displayed if the disc removal process takes time. Turn on the camcorder and leave it for about 10 minutes, preventing vibration.

Additional Information

Using your camcorder abroad

Power supply

You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the

AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.

Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].

On TV color systems

Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playback image on a TV, it must be an

NTSC-system-based TV with an AUDIO/

VIDEO input jack.

AC-L200/L200B [a] [b]

Viewing images recorded with HD

(high definition) image quality

In countries/regions where 1080i/60i is supported, you can view the images with the same HD (high definition) image quality as that of the recorded images. You need an NTSC-system-based and 1080i/60i compatible TV (or monitor) with component and AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks. Both a component video cable and an

A/V connecting cable must be connected.

Viewing images recorded with SD

(standard definition) image quality

To view images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality, you need an

NTSC-system-based TV with AUDIO/

VIDEO input jacks. An A/V connecting cable must be connected.

System

NTSC

PAL

Used in

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.

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 Brazil

PAL - N Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay.

SECAM

Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran,

Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.

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Setting to the local time

You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder abroad. Set (SETTINGS) t [CLOCK/ LANG] t [AREA SET] and [DST

SET]/[SUMMERTIME] on the HOME MENU (p. 24).

World time difference

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Time-zone differences

+05:30

+06:00

+06:30

+07:00

+08:00

+09:00

+09:30

+10:00

GMT

+01:00

+02:00

+03:00

+03:30

+04:00

+04:30

+05:00

Area setting

Lisbon, London

Berlin, Paris

Helsinki, Cairo, Istanbul

Moscow, Nairobi

Tehran

Abu Dhabi, Baku

Kabul

Karachi, Islamabad

Calcutta, New Delhi

Almaty, Dhaka

Rangoon

Bangkok, Jakarta

HongKong, Singapore, Beijing

Seoul, Tokyo

Adelaide, Darwin

Melbourne, Sydney

Time-zone differences

–06:00

–05:00

–04:00

–03:30

–03:00

–02:00

–01:00

+11:00

+12:00

–12:00

–11:00

–10:00

–09:00

–08:00

–07:00

Area setting

Solomon Is.

Fiji, Wellington

Eniwetok, Kwajalein

Midway Is., Samoa

Hawaii

Alaska

LosAngeles, Tijuana

Denver, Arizona

Chicago, Mexico City

NewYork, Bogota

Santiago

St. John’s

Brasilia, Montevideo

Fernando de Noronha

Azores, Cape Verde Is.

Precautions and maintenance

About the Disc

See page 15 for the details of discs

which you can use with your camcorder.

Notes on use

• Hold the disc by its edge while supporting the center hole lightly. Do not touch the recording side (the opposite of the printed side when using a single-sided disc).

symbol

• Before shooting, be sure to remove dust and fingerprints from the disc with a soft cloth. Otherwise you may not be able to record or play normally in some situations using that disc.

• When you set the disc in your camcorder, press firmly until it clicks. When the message [C:13:ss] appears on the LCD screen, open the disc cover and set the disc again.

• Do not attach any adhesive material such as a sticker on the surface of a disc. If you do so, the disc may become unbalanced, and this may cause a malfunction of the disc or your camcorder.

Use of double-sided discs

Double-sided discs allow you to record both sides of a disc.

x Recording on the A side

Place the disc in your camcorder with the side with the symbol at the center facing outwards until it clicks.

Place the symbol facing outwards.

Recording is made on the rear side.

• When using a double-sided disc, take care not to smudge the surface with fingerprints.

• When a double-sided disc is used in your camcorder, recording/playback are performed on that side only. You cannot switch to record on or play back the other side with the disc set to the camcorder.

When recording/playback of one side is complete, remove the disc and turn it over to access the other side.

• Perform the following operations on each side of a double-sided disc:

– Finalizing (p. 56)

– Unfinalizing (p. 64)

– Formatting (p. 62)

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Precautions and maintenance (Continued)

Care and storage of the discs

• Keep the disc clean, or the image quality of the audio and video output may deteriorate.

• Clean the disc with a soft cloth.

Wipe the disc from the center out. For dirt, clean the disc with a soft cloth slightly moistened in water, then remove the moisture with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use solvents such as benzine, cleaners intended for vinyl LPs or antistatic spray, as they may cause a malfunction to the disc.

• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or leave it in a humid place.

• When you carry or store the disc, put it in its case.

• When you want to write letters or marks, etc. on a single-sided disc, write only on the printed side using an oil-based marker with a felt-tip, and do not touch the ink until it dries. Do not heat the disc or use a sharp-pointed tool, such as ball point pen.

Do not dry the surface by heating. You cannot write, or mark, on double-sided discs.

About the AVCHD format

Your digital video camera recorder incorporates both the AVCHD format and the DVD format for the recording function.

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What is the AVCHD format?

The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record an HD (high definition) signal of either the

1080i specification* 1 or the 720p specification* 2 , using efficient data compression coding technology. The

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.

The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than that of the conventional image compressing format. The MPEG-4 AVC/

H.264 format enables a high definition

(HD) video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on 8 cm

DVD discs.

Recording and playback on your camcorder

Based on the AVCHD format, your camcorder records with the HD (high definition) image quality mentioned below.

Video signal:

AVCHD format 1440 × 1080/60i

Audio signal:

Dolby Digital 5.1 ch

Recording media:

8 cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R,

DVD+R DL discs

• DVDs recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camcorder. 8 cm DVD-RAM discs cannot be recorded or played on your camcorder.

In addition to HD (high definition) image quality, your camcorder is capable of recording an SD (standard definition) signal in the conventional DVD format.

*1: 1080i specification

A high definition specification which utilizes

1080 effective scanning lines and the interlace system.

*2: 720p specification

A high definition specification which utilizes 720 effective scanning lines and the progressive system.

About the “Memory Stick”

A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable

IC recording medium with a large data capacity.

You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo,” which is about the half size of a standard

“Memory Stick,” with your camcorder.

However, we do not guarantee the operation of all types of “Memory Stick

Duo” on your camcorder.

Types of “Memory Stick”

Recording/

Playback

– “Memory Stick”

(without MagicGate)

“Memory Stick Duo”* 1

(without MagicGate)

“MagicGate Memory Stick”

“Memory Stick Duo”* 1

(with MagicGate)

“MagicGate Memory Stick

Duo” * 1

“Memory Stick PRO”

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” * 1 a

– a* a*

– a*

2

3

2

*

*

3

3

* 1 A “Memory Stick Duo” is about half the size of a standard “Memory Stick.”

* 2 The types of “Memory Stick” that support high speed data transfer. The speed of data transfer varies depending on the device to be used.

* 3 “MagicGate” is a copyright protection technology that records and transfers the contents in an encrypted format. Note that data that uses “MagicGate” technology cannot be recorded or played on your camcorder.

• Still image format: Your camcorder compresses and records image data in the JPEG (Joint

Photographic Experts Group) format. The file extension is “.JPG.”

• File names of still images:

– 101- 0001: This file name appears on the screen of your camcorder.

– DSC00001.JPG: This file name appears on the display of a computer.

• A “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.

• Data read/write speed may vary depending on the combination of the “Memory Stick” and

“Memory Stick” compliant product you use.

On a “Memory Stick Duo” with a write-protect tab

You can prevent accidental erasure of images when you slide the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick Duo” with a small tapered object, to the write-protect position.

Notes on use

Damaged or lost image data will not be compensated for, and may occur in the following cases:

• If you eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” turn the power off on your camcorder, or remove the battery pack for replacement while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick Duo” (while the access lamp is lit or flashing).

• If you use the “Memory Stick Duo” near magnets or magnetic fields.

It is recommended you make a back-up of important data on the hard disk of a computer.

x On handling a “Memory Stick”

Keep the following in mind when handling a “Memory Stick Duo.”

• Be careful not to apply excessive force when writing on a memo area on a “Memory Stick

Duo.”

• Do not attach a label or the like on a “Memory

Stick Duo” or a Memory Stick Duo adaptor.

• When you carry or store a “Memory Stick Duo,” put it in its case.

• Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come into contact with the terminals.

• Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the

“Memory Stick Duo.”

• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory

Stick Duo.”

• Do not let the “Memory Stick Duo” get wet.

• Be careful to keep “Memory Stick Duo” media out of the reach of small children. There is danger that a child might swallow it.

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• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory

Stick Duo” into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot.

Doing so may cause a malfunction.

x On a location for use

Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick

Duo” in the following locations:

• Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the summer.

• Places under direct sunlight.

• Places with extremely high humidity or subject to corrosive gases.

x On the Memory Stick Duo adaptor

After inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo adaptor, you can use it with a standard “Memory Stick” compliant device.

• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a

“Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory

Stick Duo adaptor.

• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a

Memory Stick Duo adaptor, make sure the

“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the correct direction, then insert it all the way in.

Note that improper use may cause a malfunction. Also, if you force the “Memory

Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo adaptor in the wrong direction, it may be damaged.

• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo adaptor without a “Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may result in malfunctions of the unit.

x On a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”

The maximum memory capacity of a

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” that can be used on your camcorder is 4 GB.

On image data compatibility

• Image data files recorded on a “Memory Stick

Duo” by your camcorder conform to the

“Design rule for Camera File system” 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 devices (DCR-

TRV900 or DSC-D700/D770) that do not conform to the universal standard. (These models are not sold in some regions.)

• If you cannot use a “Memory Stick Duo” that has been used with another device, format it

with your camcorder (p. 63). Note that

formatting erases all information on the

“Memory Stick Duo.”

• You may not be able to play back images with your camcorder:

– When playing back image data modified on your computer.

– When playing back image data recorded with other devices.

About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack

Your camcorder operates only with an

“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).

“InfoLITHIUM” H series battery packs have the mark.

What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack?

An “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, the remaining battery time and charging time appear.

The battery pack NP-FH70 supplied with

HDR-UX7 is compatible with

“ActiFORCE.” “ActiFORCE” is a new generation power system. Battery capacity, boost charge, and the speed and accuracy of battery time remaining calculations have been improved when compared with current “InfoLITHIUM” P-series batteries.

To charge 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 (charge) lamp turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range, you may not be able to charge it efficiently.

• After charging is complete, disconnect the cable from the DC IN jack on your camcorder or remove the battery pack.

To use the battery pack effectively

• Battery pack performance decreases when the surrounding temperature is 10 °C (50 °F) or below, and the length of time you can use the battery pack becomes shorter. In that case, do one of the following to use the battery pack for a longer time.

– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up, and insert it in your camcorder right before you start taking shots.

– Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH100

(optional).

• Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent playback, fast forward or rewind operation wears out the battery pack faster.

We recommend using a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH100.

• Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF

(CHG) when not recording or playing back on your camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed when your camcorder is in recording standby or playback pause.

• Have spare battery packs ready for two or three times the expected recording time, and make trial recordings using a DVD-RW/DVD+RW before making the actual recording.

• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.

About the remaining battery time indicator

• When the power goes off even though the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining battery time will be indicated correctly. Note, however, that the battery indication will not be restored if it is used in high temperatures for a long time, or if left in a fully charged state, or when the battery pack is frequently used. Use the remaining battery time indication as a rough guide only.

• The E mark that indicates low battery flashes even if there are still 5 to 10 minutes of battery time remaining, depending on the operating conditions or ambient temperature.

About storage of the battery pack

• If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up on your camcorder once a year to maintain proper function. To store the battery pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place.

• To discharge the battery pack on your camcorder completely, touch (SETTINGS) t [GENERAL SET] t [A.SHUT OFF] t

[NEVER] on the HOME MENU and leave your camcorder in recording standby until the power

goes off (p. 78).

About battery life

• Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.

• Each battery’s life is governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.

About the x.v.Color

• x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony.

• xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the currently used broadcast standard.

Handling your camcorder

On use and care

• Do not use or store the camcorder and accessories in the following locations:

– Anywhere extremely hot or cold. Never leave them exposed to temperatures above 60 °C

(140 °F), such as under direct sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They may malfunction or become deformed.

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– Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration. The camcorder may malfunction.

– Near strong radio waves or radiation. The camcorder may not be able to record properly.

– Near AM receivers and video equipment.

Noise may occur.

– On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or dust gets in your camcorder, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.

– Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD screen, the viewfinder, or the lens may be exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the inside of the viewfinder or the LCD screen.

– Anywhere very humid.

• Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V

(battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).

• For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in these operating instructions.

• Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.

• If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further.

• Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product. 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.

• When disconnecting the mains lead, pull it by the plug and not the cord.

• Do not damage the power cord such as by placing anything heavy on it.

• Keep metal contacts clean.

• Keep the Remote Commander and button-type battery out of children’s reach. If the battery is accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

• If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:

– consult your local authorized Sony service facility.

– wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin.

– if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor.

x When not using your camcorder for a long time

• Periodically turn it on and let it run such as by playing back discs or recording for about 3 minutes.

• Remove a disc from your camcorder.

• Use up the battery pack completely before storing it.

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 disc, or on the pickup lens.

This may cause a malfunction to your camcorder.

x If moisture condensation has occurred

Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour without turning it on.

x 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 humid 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 hot and humid place.

x 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 seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour).

LCD screen

• Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage.

• 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.

x To clean the LCD screen

If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen dirty, it is recommended you use a soft cloth to clean it. When you use the LCD

Cleaning Kit (optional), do not apply the cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen.

Use cleaning paper moistened with the liquid.

x On adjustment of the LCD screen

(CALIBRATION)

The buttons on the touch panel may not work correctly. If this happens, follow the procedure below. It is recommended that you connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor during the operation.

1 Turn on your camcorder, then press

(HOME).

2 Touch (SETTINGS)

SET] t [CALIBRATION].

• You cannot calibrate the LCD screen if it is rotated, or closed with the screen facing out.

On maintenance of the casing

• If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.

• Avoid the following to avoid damage to the finish:

– Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide and sunscreen.

– Handling the camcorder with above substances on your hands.

– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or vinyl objects for a long period of time.

On the pickup lens

• Do not touch the lens inside the disc cover. Keep the disc cover closed except when inserting and removing the disc, to keep dust out.

• When your camcorder does not work because the pickup lens is dirty, clean it with a blower (not supplied). Do not touch the pickup lens directly during cleaning because this may cause the camcorder to malfunction.

Pickup lens

3 Touch “×” displayed on the screen with the corner of the “Memory Stick Duo” or the like. The position of “×” changes.

Touch [CANCEL] to cancel.

If you did not press the right spot, try the calibration again.

b Notes

• Do not use a sharp-pointed object for calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD screen.

About care and storage of the lens

• Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instances:

– When there are fingerprints on the lens surface.

– In hot or humid locations

– When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside.

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Precautions and maintenance

(Continued)

• Store in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust.

• To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as described above. It is recommended that you operate your camcorder about once a month to keep it in optimum state for a long time.

On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery

Your camcorder has a pre-installed rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG). The preinstalled rechargeable battery is always charged while your camcorder is connected to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is attached. The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do not use your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery.

However, even if the pre-installed rechargeable battery is not charged, the camcorder operation will not be affected as long as you are not recording the date.

x Procedures

Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave it with the POWER switch set to OFF (CHG) for more than 24 hours.

Specifications

System

Video compression format

AVCHD (HD)/MPEG2 (SD)/JPEG

(Still images)

Audio compression format

Dolby Digital 2/5.1ch

Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator

Video signal

NTSC color, EIA standards

1080i/60i specification

Usable discs

8 cm DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R/

DVD+R DL

Recording format

Movie

HD:

AVCHD 1080i/60i

SD:

DVD-RW: DVD-VIDEO (VIDEO mode), DVD-Video Recording (VR mode)

DVD+RW: DVD+RW Video

DVD-R/DVD+R DL: DVD-VIDEO

Still image

Exif Ver.2.2

*1

Recording time

DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R:

AVC HD 12M (HQ+): Approx. 15 min

AVC HD 9M (HQ): Approx. 20 min

AVC HD 7M (SP): Approx. 25 min

AVC HD 5M (LP): Approx. 32 min

SD 9M (HQ): Approx. 20 min

SD 6M (SP): Approx. 30 min

SD 3M (LP): Approx. 60 min

DVD+R DL:

AVC HD 12M (HQ+): Approx. 27 min

AVC HD 9M (HQ): Approx. 35 min

AVC HD 7M (SP): Approx. 45 min

AVC HD 5M (LP): Approx. 60 min

SD 9M (HQ): Approx. 35 min

SD 6M (SP): Approx. 55 min

SD 3M (LP): Approx. 110 min

Viewfinder

Electric viewfinder (color)

Image device (CMOS Sensor)

HDR-UX5:

CMOS: 5.9 mm (1/3 type)

Recording pixels (still, 4:3):

Max. 4.0 mega (2 304 × 1 728) pixels*

2

Gross: Approx. 2 100 000 pixels

Effective (movie, 16:9):

1 430 000 pixels

Effective (movie, 4:3):

1 080 000 pixels

Effective (still, 16:9):

1 490 000 pixels

Effective (still, 4:3):

1 990 000 pixels

HDR-UX7:

CMOS: 6.3 mm (1/2.9 type)

Recording pixels (still, 4:3):

Max. 6.1 mega (2 848 × 2 136) pixels* 2

Gross: Approx. 3 200 000 pixels

Effective (movie, 16:9):

2 280 000 pixels

Effective (movie, 4:3):

1 710 000 pixels

Effective (still, 16:9):

2 280 000 pixels

Lens

Effective (still, 4:3):

3 040 000 pixels

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T

HDR-UX5:

10 × (Optical)

20 ×, 80 × (Digital)

Filter diameter: 37 mm (1 1/2 in.)

HDR-UX7:

10 × (Optical)

20 × (Digital)

Filter diameter: 37 mm (1 1/2 in.)

Focal length

F1.8 ~ 2.9

HDR-UX5: f=5.1 ~ 51 mm (7/32 ~ 2 1/8 in.)

When converted to a 35 mm still camera

For movies * 3 : 41.3 ~ 485 mm (1 11/16

~ 19 1/8 in.) (16:9), 50.5 ~ 594 mm (2 ~

23 1/2 in.) (4:3)

For still images: 40.4 ~ 404 mm (1 5/8

~ 16 in.) (16:9), 37 ~ 370 mm (1 1/2 ~

14 5/8 in.) (4:3)

HDR-UX7: f=5.4 ~ 54 mm (7/32 ~ 2 1/4 in.)

When converted to a 35 mm still camera

For movies: 40 ~ 400 mm (1 5/8 ~ 15 3/

4 in.) (16:9), 49 ~ 490 mm (1 15/16 ~

19 3/8 in.) (4:3)

For still images: 40 ~ 400 mm (1 5/8 ~

15 3/4 in.) (16:9), 37 ~ 370 mm (1 1/2 ~

14 5/8 in.) (4:3)

Color temperature

[AUTO], [ONE PUSH],

[INDOOR] (3 200 K),

[OUTDOOR] (5 800 K)

Minimum illumination

2 1x (lux) (AUTO SLW SHUTTR ON,

Shutter speed 1/30 sec.)

0 lx (lux) (during NightShot function)

* 1 “Exif” is a file format for still images, established by the JEITA (Japan

Electronics and Information Technology

Industries Association). Files in this format can have additional information such as your camcorder’s setting information at the time of recording.

* 2 The unique pixel array of Sony’s

ClearVid CMOS Sensor and image processing system (new Enhanced

Imaging Processor) allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

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* 3 The focal length figures are actual figures resulting from wide angle pixel readout.

• Manufactured under license from Dolby

Laboratories.

Input/Output connectors

Audio/Video output

10-pin connector

Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75

Ω (ohms)

Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75

Ω (ohms)

Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75

Ω

(ohms)

Audio signal: 327 mV (at load impedance 47 k

Ω (kilohms)), Output impedance with less than 2.2 k

Ω

(kilohms)

COMPONENT OUT jack

Y: 1 Vp-p, 75

Ω (ohms)

P

B

/P

R

, C

B

/C

R

: +/- 350 mV, 75

Ω

(ohms)

HDMI OUT jack

Type A (19-pin)

Headphone jack (HDR-UX7)

Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)

USB jack mini-B

MIC input jack (HDR-UX7)

Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)

REMOTE jack

Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)

LCD screen

Image

HDR-UX5:

6.9 cm (2.7 type, aspect ratio 16:9)

HDR-UX7:

8.8 cm (3.5 type, aspect ratio 16:9)

Total dot number

211 200 (960 × 220)

General

Power requirements

DC 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack)

DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor)

Average power consumption

During camera recording using the viewfinder with normal brightness:

HDR-UX5:

HD: 4.9 W, SD: 4.1 W

HDR-UX7:

HD: 5.4 W, SD: 4.6 W

During camera recording using the

LCD with normal brightness:

HDR-UX5:

HD: 5.1 W, SD: 4.3 W

HDR-UX7:

HD: 5.6 W, SD: 4.7 W

Operating temperature

0 °C to + 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Storage temperature

-20 °C to + 60 °C (-4 °F to + 140 °F)

Dimensions (approx.)

HDR-UX5:

72 × 87 × 142 mm

(2 7/8 × 3 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts

72 × 87 × 145 mm

(2 7/8 × 3 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts, the NP-

FH60 rechargeable battery pack attached

HDR-UX7:

72 × 87 × 142 mm

(2 7/8 × 3 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts

72 × 87 × 145 mm

(2 7/8 × 3 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts, the NP-

FH70 rechargeable battery pack attached

Mass (approx.)

HDR-UX5:

530 g (1 lb 2 oz) main unit only

610 g (1 lb 5 oz) including the NP-

FH60 rechargeable battery pack and a disc

HDR-UX7:

590 g (1 lb 4 oz) main unit only

690 g (1 lb 8 oz) including the NP-

FH70 rechargeable battery pack and a disc

Supplied accessories

See page 20.

AC Adaptor AC-L200/L200B

Power requirements

AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Current consumption

0.35 - 0.18 A

Power consumption

18 W

Output voltage

DC 8.4 V*

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.)

48 × 29 × 81 mm (1 15/16 × 1 3/16 ×

3 1/4 in.) (w/h/d) excluding the projecting parts

Mass (approx.)

170 g (6 oz) excluding the mains lead

* See the label on the AC Adaptor for other specifications.

Rechargeable battery pack

NP-FH60

Maximum output voltage

DC 8.4 V

Output voltage

DC 7.2 V

Capacity

7.2 Wh (1 000 mAh)

Dimensions (approx.)

31.8 × 33.3 × 45.0 mm

(1 5/16 × 1 5/16 × 1 13/16 in.) (w/h/d)

Mass (approx.)

80 g (2.9 oz)

Operating temperature

0 °C to + 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Type

Lithium ion

NP-FH70

Maximum output voltage

DC 8.4 V

Output voltage

DC 6.8 V

Capacity

12.2 Wh (1 800 mAh)

Dimensions (approx.)

31.8 × 33.3 × 45.0 mm

(1 5/16 × 1 5/16 × 1 13/16 in.) (w/h/d)

Mass (approx.)

95 g (3.4 oz)

Operating temperature

0 °C to + 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Type

Lithium ion

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Specifications (Continued)

On trademarks

• “Handycam” and

are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

• “AVCHD” and “AVCHD” logotype are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial

Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation.

• “Memory Stick,” “

Duo,” “

PRO Duo,” “

“MagicGate,” “

,” “Memory Stick

,” “Memory Stick

,”

,”

“MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate

Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks of Sony

Corporation.

• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony

Corporation.

• DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R

DL logo are trademarks.

• “x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

• Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

• Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of

Dolby Laboratories.

• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of U.S.

Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

• Macintosh and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc in the U.S. and other countries.

• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition

Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

• Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

• Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of

Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United

States and/or other countries.

All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, ™ and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.

Notes on the License

ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN

CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY

MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE

MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING

VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED

MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED

WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE

PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT

PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS

AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250

STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,

COLORADO 80206.

THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE

AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR

THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL

USE OF A CONSUMER TO

(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH

THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND /

OR

(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS

ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN

A PERSONAL AND

NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR

WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO

PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC

VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR

SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE

OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C.

SEE <HTTP://MPEGLA.COM>

“C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg” software are provided in your camcorder. We provide this software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following. Please read the following sections.

Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on the

CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of

“C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg” software.

On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software

The software that is eligible for the following

GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public

License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are included in the camcorder.

This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.

Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select HDR-UX1/

HDR-SR1 as the model for your camcorder.

http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/

We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.

Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the

CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of

“GPL,” and “LGPL” software.

To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Systems web page: http://www.adobe.com/

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Quick Reference

Identifying parts and controls

The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.

118

A POWER switch (24)

B (flash) button (36)

C /CHG (charge) lamp (21, 36)

D REMOTE jack

Connect other optional accessories.

E (USB) jack (54)

F A/V OUT jack (46)

G DC IN jack (21)

H Active Interface Shoe

(35)

The Active Interface Shoe supplies power to optional accessories such as a video light, a flash, or a microphone.

The accessory can be turned on or off as you operate the POWER switch on your camcorder. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your accessory for details.

The Active Interface 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.

• When you are recording movies with an external flash (optional) connected to the accessory shoe, turn off the power of the external flash to prevent charging noise being recorded.

• You cannot use an external flash (optional) and the built-in flash at the same time.

• When an external microphone (optional) is connected, it takes precedence over the

internal microphone (p. 35).

I Disc cover (27)

J

(24)

(Movie)/ (Still) mode lamps

K START/STOP button (34)

L Grip belt (33)

M Hooks for a shoulder belt

Attach a shoulder belt (optional).

HDR-UX5

A

(VIEW IMAGES) button (40)

B DISP/BATT INFO button (22)

C EASY button (30)

D RESET button

Initializes all the settings, including the setting of the date and time.

E LCD screen/touch panel (17, 26)

F START/STOP button (34)

G Zoom buttons (35, 42)

H

(HOME) button (18, 65)

I MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack (HDR-

UX7)

When an external microphone

(optional) is connected, it takes precedence over the internal

microphone (p. 35).

J i (headphones) jack (HDR-UX7)

K Speaker

Playback sounds come out from the speaker. For how to adjust the volume,

see page 41.

L Viewfinder (26)

M Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (26)

N BATT (battery release) button (22)

O Battery pack (21)

P “Memory Stick Duo” slot/access lamp

(29)

Q HDMI OUT jack (45)

R COMPONENT OUT jack (44)

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Identifying parts and controls (Continued)

120

A Disc cover OPEN switch/ACCESS

lamp (27)

B Internal microphone (35)

An Active Interface Shoe compatible microphone (optional) will take precedence when connected.

C Flash (36)

D Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (8)

E MANUAL button (38) (HDR-UX7)

F Camera control dial (38) (HDR-UX7)

G Power zoom lever (35, 42)

H PHOTO button (34)

I BACK LIGHT button (37)

J NIGHTSHOT switch (37)

K Camera recording lamp (33)

Lights up in red during recording.

Flashes when remaining disc space or battery power is low.

L Tripod receptacle

Attach the tripod (optional: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm

(7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw.

M Remote sensor

Point the Remote Commander (p. 121)

towards the remote sensor to operate your camcorder.

Remote Commander

button or an item with b / B / v / V, then press

ENTER to enter.

b Notes

• Remove the insulation sheet before using the

Remote Commander.

Insulation sheet

A DATA CODE button (73)

Displays the date and time or camera setting data of the recorded images when you press this during playback.

B PHOTO button (34)

The on-screen image when you press this button will be recorded as a still image.

C SCAN/SLOW buttons (41)

D . > (Previous/Next) buttons (41)

E PLAY button (41)

F STOP button (41)

G DISPLAY button (22)

H Transmitter

I START/STOP button (34)

J Power zoom buttons (35, 42)

K PAUSE buttons (41)

L VISUAL INDEX button (40)

Displays a VISUAL INDEX screen when you press this during playback.

M b / B / v / V / ENTER buttons

When you press any button on the VISUAL

INDEX screen or Playlist, the orange frame appears on the LCD screen. Select a desired

• Point the Remote Commander towards the remote

sensor to operate your camcorder (p. 120).

• When no commands have been sent from the

Remote Commander in a certain period, the orange frame disappears. When you press any of b / B / v / V, or ENTER again, the frame appears at the position where it was displayed last.

• You cannot select some buttons on the LCD screen using b / B / v / V.

To change the battery of the Remote

Commander

1 While pressing on the tab, inset your fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery case.

2 Place a new battery with the + side facing up.

3 Insert the battery case back into the Remote

Commander until it clicks.

Tab

WARNING

Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.

• When the lithium battery becomes weak, the operating distance of the Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery.

Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.

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Indicators displayed during recording/playback

Recording movies

A Recording format (HD/SD) (13) and

recording mode (HQ+/HQ/SP/LP) (67)

B HOME button (18)

C Remaining battery (approx.) (22)

D Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or

[REC] (recording))

E Counter (hour/minute/second)

F Disc type (15)

Recording mode (VIDEO/VR) appears for DVD-RW discs recorded in the SD

(standard definition) image quality only.

G OPTION button (19)

H Dual Rec (36)

I VIEW IMAGES button (40)

J 5.1ch surround recording (35)

Recording still images

M Appears while a still image is being saved.

N Recording folder z Tips

• When using the Dual Rec function, the movie and still image shooting screens are both shown together. The display position differs slightly from that during normal operation.

• As the number of still images recorded in

“Memory Stick Duo” increases, new folders are automatically created to store them.

Viewing movies

A Recording format (HD/SD) (13) and

recording mode (HQ+/HQ/SP/LP) (67)

B Return button

C Remaining battery (approx.) (22)

D Playback mode

E Counter (hour/minute/second)

F Disc type (15)

G Previous/Next button (41)

H OPTION button (19)

I Video operation buttons (41)

J Scene number

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K Quality ([FINE] / [STD]) (72)

L Image size (70)

Viewing still images Indicators when you made changes

Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder.

Upper left Upper right

K Image size (70)

L Current still image number /Total number of recorded still images

M Data file name

N Slide show button (42)

O Previous/Next button (41)

P Playback folder

Q VISUAL INDEX button (40)

Bottom

Upper left

Center

Indicator Meaning

5.1ch surround recording/

playback (35)

Self-timer recording (85)

Flash light (36)

MICREF LEVEL low

(85)

WIDE SELECT (68)

Upper right

Indicator Meaning

Fader (84)

LCD backlight off (26)

Center

Indicator Meaning

Slide show set (42)

NightShot (37)

Super NightShot (84)

Color Slow Shutter (84)

PictBridge connecting

(54)

EZ

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Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued)

Bottom

Indicator

9

.

n

Meaning

Picture effect (85)

Digital effect (85)

Manual focus (81)

SCENE SELECTION

(82)

Backlight (37)

White balance (83)

SteadyShot off (68)

SPOT METER (82)/

EXPOSURE (82)

AE SHIFT (67) (HDR-

UX7)

WB SHIFT (68) (HDR-

UX7)

Tele macro (81)

Zebra (69)

X.V.COLOR (69)

Data code during recording

The date, time, and camera setting data of the recorded images are recorded automatically on the disc and “Memory

Stick Duo.” They are not displayed while recording. However, you can check them as

[DATA CODE] during playback (p. 73).

You can view the recording date and time on another device, etc. ([SUB-T DATE],

p. 69).

Quick Reference

Glossary

x

5.1ch surround sound

A system that plays back sound on 6 speakers, 3 at the front (left, right and center) and 2 at the rear

(right and left) with an additional low-pass subwoofer counted as a 0.1 channel for frequencies of 120 Hz or lower. x

AVCHD format

A high definition digital video camera format used to record an HD (high definition) signal using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. x

Dolby Digital

An audio encoding (compression) system developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc.

x

Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator

Sound compression technology developed by

Dolby Laboratories Inc. which compresses audio efficiently while preserving high sound quality. It enables recording of 5.1ch surround sound while using disc space more efficiently. Discs created by Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator can be played back on a device compatible with the disc created on your camcorder.

x

DVD format

A format used to record an SD (standard definition) signal on 8cm DVD discs. x

MPEG

MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, the group of standards for the coding (image compression) of video (movie) and audio. There are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your camcorder records movies with SD (standard definition) image quality in MPEG2 format.

x

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

The latest image coding format standardized jointly by two international standardization organizations, the ISO-IEC and the ITU-T, in

2003. Compared with the conventional MPEG2 format, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 has more than twice the efficiency. Your camcorder employs MPEG-4

AVC/H.264 to encode high definition movies.

x

Thumbnail

Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time. “VISUAL

INDEX” and “disc menu” use a thumbnail display system.

x

VIDEO mode

One of the recording formats you can select when using a DVD-RW with SD (standard definition) image quality. VIDEO mode provides excellent compatibility with other DVD devices. x

VISUAL INDEX

This function displays images of movies and still images you have recorded so that you can select those scenes you want to play back.

x

VR mode

One of the recording formats you can select when using a DVD-RW with SD (standard definition) image quality. VR mode enables editing (deleting or sequence rearrangement) with your camcorder

Finalizing the disc lets you play it back on a VR mode compatible DVD device.

125

Quick Reference

Index

126

Numeric

12IMAGES...........................74

16:9.......................................76

16:9 WIDE ...........................68

4:3...................................68, 76

4:3 TV...................................45

5.1ch surround recording......35

5.1-channel surround sound

..............................................35

6IMAGES.............................74

8 cm disc...............................15

A

AC Adaptor ..........................21

AE SHIFT.......................67, 99

AREA SET ...........................77

AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto

Slow Shutter) ..................68, 99

AVCHD format ............13, 106

A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)

..............................................78

A/V connecting cable .....44, 53

B

BACK LIGHT ..........37, 95, 99

Battery ..................................21

BEACH ................................83

BEEP ....................................75

BLACK FADER ..................85

Button-type lithium battery 121

B&W ....................................85

C

CALIBRATION.................111

CAMERA DATA.................73

CANDLE........................82, 99

CD-ROM ..............................86

Charging time .......................22

CLOCK SET ........................24

CLOCK/LANG ....................77

COLOR SLOW SHTR (Color

Slow Shutter) ........... 84, 96, 99

COMPONENT..................... 77

Component video cable ....... 44

Computer ............................. 86

Connection

4:3 TV........................... 45

High definition TV ....... 44

Printer ........................... 54

VCR/DVD/HDD devices

...................................... 53

Wide TV ....................... 45

D

DATA CODE ...................... 73

DATE/TIME ................ 73, 124

DC plug................................ 21

DELETE

Movie............................ 48

Still image..................... 49

DEMO MODE ..................... 78

DIAL SETTING ............ 39, 70

DIGITAL ZOOM ................ 68

Disc menu ............................ 59

Disc remaining..................... 69

DISC SELECT GUIDE ....... 61

DISP OUTPUT .................... 77

DISPLAY............................. 74

Display indicators .............. 122

DIVIDE

Original......................... 50

Playlist .......................... 52

Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator .... 35

Double-sided disc .............. 105

DST SET.............................. 77

Dual Rec .............................. 36

DVD drive............................ 60

DVD format ......................... 13

DVD menu ........................... 59

DVD-R................................. 15

DVD-RW ............................. 15

DVD+R DL .......................... 15

DVD+RW............................. 15

D.EFFECT (Digital effect)

........................................ 85, 99

E

Easy Handycam.................... 30

Editing .................................. 48

EXPOSURE ...................82, 99

F

FADER........................... 84, 99

FILE NO. (File number)....... 72

Finalize ..................... 32, 56, 98

FINE ..................................... 72

FIREWORKS................. 83, 99

First Step Guide..............86, 90

Flash ..................................... 36

FLASH LEVEL.................... 70

FOCUS ........................... 81, 95

Formatting

Disc ............................... 62

'Memory Stick Duo' ...... 63

G

GENERAL SET ................... 78

Grip belt................................ 33

GUIDEFRAME.................... 69

H

HD REC MODE................... 67

HD (high definition) image quality................................... 13

HDMI cable.......................... 45

HDMI OUT jack .................. 44

High Definition TV .............. 44

HOME MENU ............... 17, 65

CLOCK/LANG............. 77

GENERAL SET............ 78

MOVIE SETTINGS...... 67

OUTPUT SETTINGS ... 76

PHOTO SETTINGS......70

SOUND/DISP SET .......75

VIEW IMAGES SET ....73

HQ ........................................67

HQ+ ......................................67

I

Image quality ........................72

IMAGE SIZE........................70

Indicators ............................123

INDOOR...............................83

“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.....................................108

Install ....................................88

Insulation sheet ...................121

J

JPEG ...................................107

L

LANDSCAPE.......................83

LANGUAGE SET ................77

LAST SCENE DEL (Last

Scene Delete) ........................49

LCD backlight ......................26

LCD BL LEVEL (LCD back

light level).......................75, 96

LCD BRIGHT ......................75

LCD COLOR........................75

LCD PANEL ........................77

LCD panel.............................26

LCD BL LEVEL ...........75

LCD BRIGHT ...............75

LCD COLOR ................75

LCD screen ...........................26

Lens cover.......................25, 33

LP..........................................67

M

MANAGE DISC/MEMORY category.................................56

“Memory Stick”..................107

“Memory Stick Duo” ... 29, 107

Number of recordable pictures.......................... 71

MICREF LEVEL ................. 85

Mirror mode ......................... 37

Moisture condensation ....... 110

Movie

Recording mode............ 67

Shooting ........................ 34

MOVIE SETTINGS............. 67

MPEG................................. 125

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264......... 125

N

NIGHTSHOT LIGHT.......... 68

Number of recordable pictures ................................. 71

O

OLD MOVIE ................. 85, 99

ONE PUSH .................... 83, 99

Operation confirmation beep

..................................See BEEP

OPTION MENU ............ 19, 79

Original

DELETE ....................... 48

DIVIDE......................... 50

OTHERS category ............... 48

OUTDOOR .......................... 83

OUTPUT SETTINGS .......... 76

P

PAL .................................... 103

PASTEL ............................... 85

PB zoom ............................... 42

PHOTO SETTINGS ............ 70

PictBridge............................. 54

PictBridge PRINT ................ 54

PICT.EFFECT (Picture

effect) ............................. 85, 99

Playback ............................... 40

Playing time ......................... 23

Playlist

Creating .........................51

DIVIDE .........................52

ERASE ..........................51

MOVE ...........................52

Playback ........................51

PORTRAIT...........................83

Preparation............................20

Print ......................................54

Protect.................................102

Q

QUALITY ............................72

R

REC LAMP ..........................78

Recording .............................33

Recording time .....................22

REDEYE REDUC................70

REMAINING .......................69

Remaining battery ................22

Remote Commander .....92, 121

REMOTE CTRL (Remote control) .................................78

S

S VIDEO cable .....................46

SCENE SELECTION.....82, 99

SD REC MODE ...................67

Self-diagnosis display.........100

SELF-TIMER .......................85

SEPIA ...................................85

SETTINGS category ............65

Slide show ............................42

SMTH SLW REC (Smooth

Slow Recording) ...................38

SNOW ..................................83

Software................................88

SOUND SETTINGS ............75

SOUND/DISP SET ..............75

SP..........................................67

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Index (Continued)

128

Specifications .....................112

SPOT FOCUS ................81, 99

SPOT METER (Flexible spot

meter)..............................82, 99

SPOTLIGHT ........................83

STANDARD ........................72

STEADYSHOT........68, 95, 99

Still image.......................34, 40

SUB-T DATE.......................69

SUMMERTIME ...................77

SUNRISE&SUNSET ...........82

SUPER NIGHTSHOT

..................................84, 96, 99

System requirements ......86, 90

T

TELE MACRO...............81, 99

Tripod .................................120

TV color system .................103

TV CONNECT Guide ..........43

TV TYPE..............................76

TWILIGHT ..........................82

TWILIGHT PORT. ..............82

U

Unfinalizing....................64, 99

USB 2.0 ................................87

USB cable.............................20

Using abroad.......................103

V

VBR......................................16

VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder brightness) ............................75

VIDEO mode........................28

VIEW IMAGES SET ...........73

Viewfinder............................26

Viewing pictures on a TV ....43

VISUAL INDEX ............31, 40

VOLUME .............................75

V-OUT/PANEL....................77

VR mode .............................. 28

W

Warning indicators............. 100

Warning messages ............. 101

WB SHIFT (White Balance

Shift) .................................... 68

WHITE BAL. (White

balance) .......................... 83, 99

WHITE FADER .................. 84

WIDE SELECT ............. 68, 99

Wide TV .............................. 45

Windows .............................. 86

World time difference........ 104

Write-protect tab ................ 107

X

X.V.COLOR ................ 69, 109

Z

ZEBRA ................................ 69

Zoom .................................... 35

ZOOM LINK ....................... 74

Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español

Paso 1: Comprobación de los componentes suministrados

Batería recargable NP-FH60 (HDR-UX5),

NP-FH70 (HDR-UX7) (1)

Asegúrese de que dispone de los siguientes componentes suministrados con la videocámara.

El número entre paréntesis indica el número de componentes suministrados de cada artículo.

Adaptador de alimentación de ca (1)

CD-ROM “Handycam Application

Software” (1)

Guía de operaciones (este manual) (1)

Cable de alimentación (1)

Cable de video por componentes (1)

Cable de conexión de A/V (1)

Cable USB (1)

Control remoto inalámbrico (1)

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La pila de litio tipo botón ya viene instalada.

Paso 2: Carga de la batería

Interruptor POWER

Toma de entrada de cc

Batería

Clavija de cc

Cubierta de la toma

Indicador CHG

(carga)

Adaptador de alimentación de ca

Al tomacorriente de pared

Cable de alimentación

Puede cargar la batería

“InfoLITHIUM” (serie H) tras instalarla en la videocámara.

b Notas

• Sólo es posible utilizar una batería

“InfoLITHIUM” de la serie H con la videocámara.

1

Deslice el interruptor POWER en el sentido de la flecha hasta la posición OFF (CHG) (ajuste predeterminado).

2

Levante el visor e instale la batería deslizándola en el sentido de la flecha hasta que haga clic.

3

Conecte el adaptador de alimentación de ca a la toma de entrada de cc de la videocámara.

Abra la cubierta de la toma y conecte la clavija de cc del adaptador de alimentación de ca

Haga coincidir la marca v de la clavija de cc con la marca v de la videocámara.

4

Conecte el cable de alimentación al adaptador de alimentación de ca y al tomacorriente de pared.

El indicador CHG (carga) se enciende y se inicia el proceso de carga. El indicador CHG (carga) se apaga cuando la batería está completamente cargada.

5

Desconecte el adaptador de alimentación de ca de la toma de entrada de cc de la videocámara.

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Paso 2: Carga de la batería (Continuación)

b Notas

• Desconecte el adaptador de alimentación de ca de la toma de entrada de cc mientras sujeta la videocámara y la clavija de cc

Para extraer la batería

1 Deslice el interruptor POWER hasta la posición OFF (CHG).

2 Levante el visor.

3 Presione el botón BATT (liberación de la batería) y extraiga la batería.

Pasados unos instantes, se mostrarán el tiempo de grabación restante aproximado y la información de la batería durante aproximadamente 7 segundo. Puede ver la información sobre la batería durante un máximo de 20 s (segundo) si presiona de nuevo DISP/BATT INFO mientras aparece dicha información.

Energía restante de la batería (aprox.)

132 b Notas

• Antes de extraer la batería o el adaptador de alimentación de ca compruebe que el indicador (película) o

(imágenes fijas) esté apagado.

Almacenamiento de la batería

Descargue la batería completamente antes de guardarla durante un largo período de tiempo.

Conexión a una fuente de alimentación externa

Realice las mismas conexiones que cuando cargue la batería. La batería no se descargará en ese caso.

Comprobación de la energía restante de la batería (Battery Info)

Ajuste el interruptor POWER en la posición

OFF (CHG) y, a continuación, presione

DISP/BATT INFO.

Capacidad de grabación (aprox.)

Tiempo de carga

Tiempo aproximado (min) necesario para cargar completamente una batería totalmente descargada.

Batería

NP-FH50

NP-FH60 (suministrado con

HDR-UX5)

NP-FH70 (suministrado con

HDR-UX7)

NP-FH100

Tiempo de carga

135

135

170

390

Tiempo de grabación

Tiempo aproximado (min) disponible cuando utiliza una batería completamente cargada.

HDR-UX5

Batería

Tiempo de grabación continua

Calidad de imagen **

HD

NP-FH50 60

SD

70

NP-FH60

(suministrada)

NP-FH70

NP-FH100

60

60

75

75

75 95

75 100

90 100

130 155

130 165

135 165

305 360

310 375

320 375

Tiempo de grabación normal*

HD SD

30

30

30

35

35

45

65

65

65

50

75

80

80

150 180

155 185

160 185

35

35

35

45

50

HDR-UX7

Batería

Tiempo de grabación continua

HD SD Calidad de imagen **

NP-FH50 55

55

65

65

NP-FH70

(suministrada)

NP-FH100

55 65

115 140

120 145

120 145

275 325

285 335

300 335

Tiempo de grabación normal*

HD SD

25

25

25

55

60

60

30

30

30

70

70

70

135 160

140 165

150 165

* El tiempo de grabación normal indica el tiempo de grabación al repetir las operaciones de inicio/ parada, conexión/desconexión de la alimentación y utilización del zoom.

**“ HD ” significa calidad de imagen de alta definición y “ SD ” significa calidad de imagen de definición estándar.

b Notas

• Todos los tiempos se han calculado con el modo de grabación [SP] en las siguientes condiciones:

Indicación superior: con la luz de fondo de la pantalla de cristal líquido encendida.

Indicación central: con la luz de fondo de la pantalla de cristal líquido apagada.

Indicación inferior: al grabar con el visor y con el panel de cristal líquido cerrado.

Tiempo de reproducción

Tiempo aproximado (min) disponible cuando utiliza una batería completamente cargada.

HDR-UX5

Batería

Panel de cristal líquido abierto*

HD SD Calidad de imagen **

NP-FH50 90 105

NP-FH60

(suministrada)

125 140

NP-FH70

NP-FH100

200 230

455 515

Panel de cristal líquido cerrado

HD SD

100 120

135 160

220 255

500 580

HDR-UX7

Batería

Panel de cristal líquido abierto*

HD SD Calidad de imagen **

NP-FH50 90 100

NP-FH70

(suministrada)

195 220

NP-FH100 440 500

Panel de cristal líquido cerrado

HD SD

95 110

205 235

470 535

* Con la luz de fondo de la pantalla de cristal líquido encendida

**“ HD ” significa calidad de imagen de alta definición, mientras que “SD” se refiere a la calidad de imagen de definición estándar.

Acerca de la batería

• Antes de reemplazar la batería, deslice el interruptor POWER hasta la posición OFF

(CHG) y apague el indicador (Película) o

(Imágenes fijas).

Continúa ,

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Paso 2: Carga de la batería

(Continuación)

• El indicador CHG (carga) parpadeará durante la carga o la Battery Info no se mostrará correctamente en las siguientes situaciones.

– La batería no está conectada correctamente.

– La batería está dañada.

– La batería está completamente gastada (sólo para la información sobre la batería).

• Cuando el adaptador de alimentación de ca esté conectado a la toma de entrada de de entrada de cc de la videocámara, la batería no suministrará alimentación, aunque el cable de alimentación esté desconectado del tomacorriente de pared.

• Cuando conecte una luz de video opcional, se recomienda que utilice una batería NP-FH100.

• No es recomendable utilizar una batería

NP-FH30, que sólo permite realizar grabaciones y reproducciones de corta duración con la videocámara.

Acerca del tiempo de carga/grabación/ reproducción

• Tiempos calculados utilizando la videocámara a una temperatura de 25°C (se recomienda una temperatura de 10°C a 30°C)

• El tiempo de grabación y de reproducción serán más cortos cuando utilice la videocámara a bajas temperaturas.

• En función de las condiciones en las que utilice la videocámara, es posible que el tiempo de grabación y reproducción se vean reducidos.

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Acerca del adaptador de alimentación de ca

• Cuando utilice el adaptador de alimentación de ca use el tomacorriente de pared más cercano. Si se produce alguna falla de funcionamiento mientras utiliza la videocámara, desconecte el adaptador de alimentación de ca

• No coloque el adaptador de alimentación de ca en lugares estrechos, como por ejemplo, entre una pared y un mueble.

• No provoque un cortocircuito en la clavija de cc del adaptador de alimentación de ca ni en el terminal de la batería con algún objeto metálico, ya que podría causar fallas en el funcionamiento.

• Incluso con la videocámara desconectada, seguirá recibiendo corriente eléctrica

(doméstica) mientras esté conectada al tomacorriente de pared mediante el adaptador de alimentación de ca

Paso 3: Encendido de la videocámara y ajuste de la fecha y hora

Ajuste la fecha y hora cuando utilice la videocámara por primera vez. Si no ajusta la fecha y hora, aparecerá la pantalla

[AJUS.RELOJ] cada vez que encienda la videocámara o cambie la posición del interruptor POWER.

Toque los botones que aparecen en la pantalla.

Interruptor

POWER

1

Mientras mantiene presionado el botón verde en el centro, deslice el interruptor POWER varias veces en la dirección de la flecha para encender la alimentación.

(Película): para grabar películas

(Imágenes fijas): para tomar imágenes fijas

Aparecerá la pantalla [AJUS.RELOJ].

2

Seleccione la zona geográfica

que desee mediante v/V y, a continuación, toque [SIGUIENTE].

3

Ajuste [HORA VERANO] y, a continuación, toque [SIGUIENTE].

4

Ajuste [A] (año) mediante v/V.

5

Seleccione [M] con b/B y, a continuación, ajuste el mes

mediante v/V.

6

Ajuste [D] (día), las hora y los minuto del mismo modo y, a continuación, toque [SIGUIENTE].

7

Compruebe que el reloj esté correctamente ajustado y, a continuación, toque .

El reloj empezará a funcionar.

Puede seleccionar cualquier año hasta el

2037.

Ajuste la medianoche a las 12:00 AM.

Ajuste el mediodía a las 12:00 PM.

Para restablecer la fecha y hora

t

[AJ.REL./IDIOM.

] t [AJUS.RELOJ], y ajuste la fecha y hora.

b Notas

• Si no utiliza la videocámara durante 3 meses

aproximadamente, la batería recargable incorporada se descargará y es posible que los ajustes de fecha y hora se borren de la memoria.

En este caso, cargue la batería recargable incorporada y ajuste la fecha y la hora de nuevo.

• Después de encender la videocámara, tarda unos cuantos segundo en estar lista para tomar imágenes. No es posible utilizar la videocámara durante este período.

• La cubierta del objetivo se abre automáticamente cuando se activa la alimentación. Se cierra al seleccionar la pantalla de reproducción o al desactivar la alimentación.

• Con el fin de ahorrar energía de la batería, cuando se adquiere la videocámara, ésta viene ajustada para apagarse automáticamente si se deja encendida sin realizar ninguna operación durante unos 5 minuto ([APAGADO AUTO]).

z Sugerencias

• La fecha y hora no aparecen durante la grabación, aunque se graban automáticamente en el disco y se pueden mostrar durante la reproducción ([CÓDIGO DATOS]).

• Si los botones del panel táctil no funcionan correctamente, ajuste el panel táctil

(CALIBRACIÓN).

Cambio del ajuste de idioma

Puede modificar las indicaciones en pantalla para que muestren los mensajes en un idioma determinado. Para seleccionar el idioma de la pantalla, toque (AJUSTES) t [AJ.REL./IDIOM.

] t [AJUSTE

IDIOMA ] .

Para apagar la videocámara

Deslice el interruptor POWER hasta la posición OFF (CHG).

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Paso 4: Ajuste de la videocámara según sus necesidades

Panel de cristal líquido

Abra el panel de cristal líquido 90 grados respecto a la videocámara (1) y, a continuación, gírelo en el ángulo que le resulte más adecuado para grabar o reproducir (2).

1 90 grados respecto a la videocámara

2 90 grados

(máx.) z Sugerencias

• Si abre el panel de cristal líquido 90 grados respecto de la videocámara y lo gira 180 grados hacia el objetivo, podrá cerrarlo con la pantalla de cristal líquido mirando hacia fuera. Este procedimiento resulta conveniente para las operaciones de reproducción.

• En el HOME MENU, toque (AJUSTES) t [AJUS.SON./PANT.] t [BRILLO LCD]

(pág. 73) para ajustar el brillo de la pantalla de cristal líquido.

• Presione DISP/BATT INFO para activar o desactivar los indicadores que aparecen en pantalla (por ejemplo, el código de tiempo).

Visor

Podrá contemplar las imágenes a través del visor para evitar que la batería se desgaste, o siempre que la calidad de la imagen de la pantalla de cristal líquido sea muy baja.

Visor

2 180 grados

(máx.)

DISP/BATT INFO

Para desactivar la luz de fondo de la pantalla de cristal líquido y conseguir que la batería dure más tiempo

Mantenga presionado DISP/BATT INFO durante unos s (segundo) hasta que aparezca .

Este ajuste resulta práctico cuando utiliza la videocámara en condiciones de mucho brillo o si desea ahorrar energía de la batería. Este ajuste no afectará a la imagen grabada. Para encender la luz de fondo de la pantalla de cristal líquido, mantenga presionado DISP/BATT INFO durante unos s (segundo) hasta que desaparezca.

b Notas

• No presione accidentalmente los botones de debajo de la pantalla de cristal líquido cuando abra o ajuste el panel.

Palanca de ajuste del objetivo del visor

Muévala hasta que vea claramente la imagen.

z Sugerencias

• Para ajustar el brillo de la luz de fondo del visor, t [AJUS.SON./

PANT.] t [LUZ F.VISOR] en el HOME

MENU.

Paso 5: Inserción de un disco o un “Memory

Stick Duo”

Disco

Se necesita un disco DVD-RW, DVD+RW,

DVD-R o DVD+R DL de 8 cm nuevo para realizar la grabación.

3

Coloque el disco con la cara de grabación hacia la videocámara y, a continuación, presione el centro del disco hasta que encaje en su sitio.

b Notas

• Elimine de antemano el polvo o las huellas dactilares del disco con un paño suave.

1

Compruebe que la videocámara esté encendida.

2

Deslice el interruptor OPEN de la cubierta del disco en la dirección

de la flecha (OPEN B).

[ABRIENDO…] aparecerá en la pantalla de cristal líquido y, a continuación, la cubierta del disco se abrirá ligeramente de forma automática.

Indicador ACCESS (disco)

Interruptor OPEN de la cubierta del disco

Lente de captación

Coloque la cara impresa del disco hacia afuera cuando utilice discos de una sola cara.

4

Cierre la cubierta del disco.

[ACCESO A DISCO] aparece en la pantalla de cristal líquido.

Es posible que la videocámara tarde un tiempo en reconocer el disco, según el tipo de disco y las condiciones en las que se encuentre.

Vaya directamente al paso 7 si utiliza un

disco DVD-R/DVD+R DL.

5

Cuando utilice discos DVD-RW/

DVD+RW, toque [Utilizar la GUÍA

SELECT.DISCO.].

Cuando la cubierta del disco se haya abierto un poco, podrá abrirla completamente.

Continúa ,

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Paso 5: Inserción de un disco o un “Memory Stick Duo” (Continuación)

138 b Notas

• No puede utilizar [Utilizar la GUÍA

SELECT.DISCO.] durante el funcionamiento en modo Easy Handycam. Siga las instrucciones en pantalla para formatear el disco.

6

Toque [Graba imágenes HD (alta definición).].

Toque [Graba imágenes SD (definición estándar).] para grabar con calidad de imagen SD (definición estándar).

Los elementos que se visualizan varían en función del estado de la videocámara o del tipo de disco que se ha insertado.

7

Elija la opción que desee de las que aparecen en pantalla.

El disco se formateará con la calidad de grabación de imágenes y el modo que seleccione. Cuando se haya completado el formateo del disco, podrá empezar a grabar en él.

Si selecciona la calidad de imagen SD

(definición estándar)

• Si utiliza discos DVD-RW, seleccione un formato de grabación, [VIDEO] o [VR].

Si formatea un disco durante el funcionamiento en modo Easy

Handycam, el formato de grabación se fijará en [VIDEO].

• Si utiliza discos DVD+RW, seleccione el formato [PANORÁM.16:9] o [4:3].

Extracción del disco

1 Realice los pasos 1 y 2 para abrir la cubierta del disco.

2 Mientras sujeta el punto de fijación central del disco, levante el borde del disco.

b Notas

• No es posible modificar la calidad de la imagen

(HD (alta definición) ni SD (definición estándar) de un disco una vez iniciado el proceso.

• Al abrir o cerrar la cubierta del disco, tenga cuidado de no obstaculizar la operación con la mano u otros objetos. Coloque la correa en la parte inferior de la videocámara y, a continuación, abra o cierre la cubierta del disco.

• Es posible que se produzcan fallas en el funcionamiento de la videocámara si la correa queda enganchada al cerrar la cubierta del disco.

• No toque la cara de grabación del disco ni la lente de captación.

Cuando utilice un disco de doble cara, tenga cuidado de no ensuciar la superficie con huellas dactilares.

• Es posible que se produzcan fallas en el funcionamiento de la videocámara si cierra la cubierta del disco con éste insertado incorrectamente.

• No desconecte la alimentación durante el proceso de formateo.

• No someta la videocámara a golpes ni vibraciones en las siguientes situaciones:

– mientras el indicador ACCESS esté encendido

– mientras el indicador ACCESS esté parpadeando

– mientras se muestre [ACCESO A DISCO] o

[ABRIENDO…] en la pantalla de cristal líquido

• Es posible que se tarde algún tiempo en expulsar el disco según las condiciones de éste y los materiales grabados.

• Es posible que la operación de expulsión de un disco tarde hasta 10 minuto si éste está dañado o sucio de huellas dactilares, etc. En ese caso, es posible que el disco sufra daños.

z Sugerencias

• Es posible expulsar un disco siempre que la videocámara esté conectada a una fuente de alimentación, aunque se encuentre apagada. No obstante, el proceso de reconocimiento del disco

(paso 4) no se iniciará.

• Compruebe cuál es el disco más adecuado para la grabación que desea realizar mediante la opción [GUÍA SELEC.DISCO] del HOME

MENU.

“Memory Stick Duo”

Sólo se puede utilizar un “Memory Stick

Duo” con la marca o

.

z Sugerencias

• El número de imágenes grabables varía en función de la calidad o el tamaño de la imagen.

1

Abra el panel de cristal líquido.

2

Inserte el “Memory Stick Duo” en la ranura para “Memory Stick

Duo” en la dirección correcta hasta que encaje en su sitio.

Para expulsar un “Memory Stick Duo”

Abra el panel de cristal líquido y empuje ligeramente el “Memory Stick Duo” hacia el interior de la ranura una vez.

b Notas

• Cuando el indicador de acceso se enciende o parpadea, significa que la videocámara está leyendo o grabando datos. No sacuda ni golpee la videocámara, desconecte la alimentación, expulse el “Memory Stick Duo” ni retire la batería. Si lo hace, podrían dañarse los datos de imágenes.

• Si fuerza el “Memory Stick Duo” en la ranura en la dirección incorrecta, es posible que el

“Memory Stick Duo”, la ranura para “Memory

Stick Duo” o los datos de imágenes se dañen.

• Al insertar o expulsar el “Memory Stick Duo”, tenga cuidado de que el “Memory Stick Duo” no salte y se caiga.

Indicador de acceso

(“Memory Stick Duo”)

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Grabación de las imágenes

Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español

(HOME) D

(HOME) E PHOTO F

Tapa del objetivo

Se abre en función del ajuste del interruptor

POWER.

START/STOP C

Interruptor

POWER A

Si el interruptor

POWER está ajustado en OFF

(CHG), deslícelo mientras mantiene presionado el botón verde.

Indicador (película)

Indicador (fijas) START/STOP B

Ajuste de la correa de sujeción

Ajuste la correa de sujeción siguiendo los pasos indicados a continuación y sujete la videocámara correctamente.

b Notas

• Si el indicador ACCESS permanece encendido una vez finalizada la grabación, significa que todavía se están grabando datos en el disco o en el “Memory Stick Duo”. No someta la videocámara a golpes ni vibraciones, ni desconecte la batería o el adaptador de alimentación de ca

Películas

Las películas se graban en el disco.

Deslice el interruptor

POWER A en la dirección de la flecha hasta que se encienda el indicador

(película).

Presione START/STOP B

o C

.

Imágenes fijas

Las imágenes fijas se graban en el

“Memory Stick Duo”.

Deslice en interruptor

POWER A en la dirección de la flecha hasta que se encienda el indicador

(imágenes fijas).

Presione ligeramente el

botón PHOTO F para

ajustar el enfoque A (se oirá un pitido) y, a continuación, presiónelo

completamente B (se oirá el chasquido del obturador).

[ESPERA] t [GRAB.]

Para detener la grabación, presione

START/STOP nuevamente.

Parpadea t Se enciende

El indicador rojo aparecerá al lado de

. Cuando el indicador rojo desaparece, la imagen se ha grabado.

Para cambiar al modo de grabación mediante el botón (HOME) D o

E

En el HOME MENU, toque (TOMA

DE IMÁGENES) t [PELÍCULA] o

[FOTO].

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Visualización de las imágenes

Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español

Tapa del objetivo

Se cierra de acuerdo con el ajuste

(VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES).

(HOME) E

Palanca del zoom F

Interruptor POWER A

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(HOME) D

(VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES) C (VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES) B

Deslice el interruptor POWER A para encender la videocámara.

Presione (

VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES) B o C .

La pantalla VISUAL INDEX aparece en la pantalla de cristal líquido. (Es posible que el sistema tarde un tiempo en mostrar la pantalla VISUAL INDEX.)

Permite volver a la pantalla de grabación.

6 imágenes anteriores

6 imágenes siguientes

Tipo de disco

Aparece con la imagen en la última ficha reproducida o grabada

(B para una imagen fija).

Permite volver a la pantalla de grabación.

Muestra las películas.

(OPTION)

Muestra las imágenes fijas.

z Sugerencias

• Si se mueve la palanca de zoom F, se puede seleccionar el número de miniaturas que aparecen en la pantalla VISUAL INDEX entre 6 y 12. Es posible fijar el número de miniaturas que desea que aparezcan si toca (AJUSTES) t [VIS.AJUSTES IMÁG] t [PANTALLA ] en el HOME MENU.

Inicie la reproducción

.

Películas

Toque la ficha y la película que desea reproducir.

Cuando se hayan reproducido todas las películas desde la seleccionada hasta la última, volverá a aparecer la pantalla VISUAL INDEX.

Alterna el modo de reproducción y de pausa cada vez que se toca.

Volver (a la pantalla

VISUAL INDEX)

Principio de la escena/ escena anterior

Detener (ir a la pantalla

VISUAL INDEX)

Imágenes fijas

Toque la ficha y la imagen fija que desea reproducir.

Volver (a la pantalla

VISUAL INDEX)

Escena siguiente

(OPTION)

Rebobinado/Avance rápido

Anterior/Siguiente

Vaya a la pantalla VISUAL

INDEX

Presentación de diapositivas (pág. 38)

(OPTION)

Para cambiar al modo de reproducción mediante el botón

(HOME) D o E

En el HOME MENU, toque

(VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES) t

[VISUAL INDEX].

Para ajustar el volumen del sonido de las películas

Toque (OPTION) ficha t

[VOL.] y, a continuación, ajuste el volumen mediante / .

z Sugerencias

• Toque / durante el modo de pausa para reproducir películas a cámara lenta.

• Si toca / una vez, el rebobinado o el avance rápido irán unas 5 veces más rápido y, si lo toca 2 veces, aumentará la velocidad aproximadamente 10 veces (o unas 8 veces si utiliza un DVD+RW con calidad de imagen SD

(definición estándar)).

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