Solid-State Memory Camcorder
4-586-804-11(1)
Solid-State Memory
Camcorder
Operating Guide
Identifying Parts and
Controls
Getting Started
Recording
Playback
Using Network Functions
Editing
Using the Menu
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
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PXW-Z150
Read this first
Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
Precautions when using the
camcorder
• Do not hold the camcorder by the following
parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the
jack covers.
Lens cover with
hood
the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction.
These points are normal results of the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
LCD screen
White, red, blue or green point
Black point
On sunlight
Microphone (sold
separately) or
Microphone holder
Viewfinder
b Notes
• The camcorder is not dustproof, dripproof or
waterproof. See “About handling of your
camcorder” (p. 139).
• When connecting the camcorder to another
device with communication cables, 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 the camcorder.
• Use the camcorder in accordance with the
regulations of a place where you use it.
On the LCD screen and lens
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• A menu item that is grayed out is not available
under the current recording or playback
conditions.
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, there may be some tiny
black points and/or bright points (white, red,
blue, or green in color) that appear constantly on
• Do not record the sun or leave the camcorder
under the sun for a long time. The internal parts
of the camcorder may be damaged. If sunlight is
focused on a nearby object, it may cause a fire.
• Do not expose your camcorder’s viewfinder,
lens, or LCD screen to the sun or strong light
source for extended periods. Doing so may
cause a malfunction of the camcorder.
• Do not attempt to record the sun directly. Doing
so may cause a malfunction of the camcorder.
• Do not expose the lens to beams, such as laser
beams.
That may damage the image sensor and cause
the camera to malfunction.
On the temperature of your camcorder
and battery pack
Your camcorder has a protective function that
disables recording or playback if the temperature
of your camcorder or battery pack is beyond the
safely operable range. In this case, a message
appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder
(p. 122).
On recording
• In order to stabilize memory card operation, it is
recommended that you format the memory card
when you use it with your camcorder for the
first time. All data recorded on the memory card
will be erased by formatting, and cannot be
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recovered. Save important data on the memory
card on other media such as a computer, before
formatting the memory card.
Before starting to record, test the recording
function to make sure the picture and sound are
recorded without any problems.
Compensation for the loss of the content of
recordings or the loss of recording opportunities
cannot be provided, even if recording or
playback is not possible due to a malfunction of
the camcorder, storage media, etc., or even if
images or sounds are distorted due to the limits
of the capabilities of the camcorder.
TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your recordings on a
TV, a TV of the appropriate color system for the
country/region is required.
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may
be contrary to the copyright laws.
Because of the way that the image device
(CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the
following phenomena may occur.
– The subjects passing by the frame rapidly
might appear crooked depending on the
recording conditions. (This phenomenon may
be notable in displays having high motion
resolution.)
– Horizontal lines appear on the LCD screen
during recording under fluorescent lights,
sodium lamps or mercury lamps. The
phenomena can be reduced by adjusting the
shutter speed (p. 41).
a result, you may not be able to record and save
images properly. If this happens, save images on a
PC, then format the memory card (p. 96).
About the operation of the camcorder
You can operate the camcorder using the V/v /B/
b /SET buttons (p. 98).
About this manual
• The on-screen display in English is used for
illustrating the operating procedures. Change
the screen language before using your
camcorder if necessary (p. 113).
• The value you can set in [REC FORMAT], etc.,
depends on the [60i/50i SEL] setting. In this
manual, the values for both [60i] and [50i]
settings are described.
• Design and specifications of recording media
and other accessories are subject to change
without notice.
Save all your recorded image data
• To prevent your image data from being lost,
save all your recorded images on PC
periodically.
To handle the recorded images on
your computer
Download software (p. 20).
Format the memory card using
[MEDIA FORMAT] if images are not
recorded or played back properly
If you continue recording and deleting images on
a memory card for a long period of time, the files
on that memory card may become fragmented. As
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Table of Contents
Read this first ........................................................................................... 2
Identifying Parts and Controls
Identifying Parts and Controls .................................................................. 8
Body ..................................................................................................... 8
Wireless Remote Commander ............................................................ 16
Screen Indicators ................................................................................... 17
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied accessories ................................................. 19
Step 2: Charging the battery pack ......................................................... 20
Step 3: Attaching the accessory shoe .................................................... 22
Step 4: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and time .......... 23
Turning on the camcorder .................................................................. 23
Setting the date and time ................................................................... 23
Step 5: Adjusting the LCD screen and viewfinder .................................. 24
Using the LCD screen ........................................................................ 24
Using the viewfinder ........................................................................... 24
Adjusting the viewfinder focus ........................................................... 25
Switching between LCD screen display and viewfinder display ....... 25
Step 6: Inserting a memory card ............................................................ 27
Recording
Recording ............................................................................................... 29
Recording ........................................................................................... 29
Continuous recording on the memory cards (Relay Rec) .................. 31
Recording movies using both memory card A and B (Simul Rec) .... 32
Changing the setting of the START/STOP button and handle record
button ................................................................................................. 32
Adjusting the zoom ............................................................................. 33
Adjusting the focus ................................................................................. 34
Focusing using the focus magnifier ................................................... 34
Focusing on a detected face (Face detection) .................................. 35
Selecting the file format and recording format ....................................... 37
Supported file formats ........................................................................ 37
Setting the file format and recording format ....................................... 37
Setting the output destination when recording in 4K mode ............... 38
Proxy recording ...................................................................................... 39
Notes on proxy recording ................................................................... 39
Proxy recording .................................................................................. 39
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Adjusting the brightness .........................................................................40
Adjusting
Adjusting
Adjusting
Adjusting
the iris ................................................................................ 40
the gain .............................................................................. 41
the shutter speed ............................................................... 41
the light level (ND filter) ...................................................... 42
Adjusting the color tone ..........................................................................43
Adjusting the white balance ............................................................... 43
Audio setup ............................................................................................45
Recording sound from the internal microphone ................................ 45
Recording sound from an external audio device ............................... 46
Recording sound from a Multi Interface Shoe compatible microphone
(sold separately) ................................................................................ 46
Setting the audio recording level ....................................................... 47
Setting the headphone sound ............................................................ 47
Useful functions ......................................................................................48
Selecting suitable settings automatically (auto mode setting) ........... 48
Shooting in dimly lit locations (LOW LUX) .......................................... 49
Shooting in dark conditions (NIGHTSHOT) ........................................ 49
Customizing the picture quality (Picture Profile) ................................ 50
Setting time data ................................................................................ 57
Slow-motion recording at high frame rate (HFR) ............................... 58
Recording with the Slow & Quick Motion function ............................. 58
Reviewing the most recently recorded scene (Last Scene
Review) .............................................................................................. 61
Assigning functions to the ASSIGN buttons ...........................................62
Playback
Playback .................................................................................................64
Playback ............................................................................................ 64
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder ................................68
Changing the screen display ............................................................. 68
Displaying recording data (Data Code) ............................................. 68
Checking the settings in your camcorder (Status Check) ................. 69
Connecting to a monitor or a TV ............................................................70
Selecting jacks for external output ..................................................... 71
Output signal formats ......................................................................... 72
Using Network Functions
Using with a Smartphone .......................................................................78
Downloading “Content Browser Mobile” ............................................ 78
Using a smartphone as a remote controller ....................................... 78
Connecting the camcorder to an Android smartphone equipped with
the NFC function using One-touch .................................................... 79
Connecting without using the NFC function (Android) ...................... 80
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Table of Contents (Continued)
Connecting without using the NFC function (iPhone/iPad) ................ 81
Configuring a wireless LAN .................................................................... 82
Selecting and registering an access point ......................................... 82
Registering an access point using the WPS function ........................ 83
Registering an access point using the WPS PIN method .................. 84
Registering an access point manually ............................................... 84
Changing the device name ................................................................ 85
Configuring a wired LAN ........................................................................ 86
Using the streaming function (STREAMING) ......................................... 87
Streaming formats .............................................................................. 87
Configuring streaming (preset registration) ....................................... 87
Streaming distribution ........................................................................ 88
Using the FTP transfer function ............................................................. 89
Registering an FTP server .................................................................. 89
Selecting an FTP server ..................................................................... 90
Using FTP transfer .............................................................................. 90
Checking FTP transfer results ............................................................ 91
Importing a root certificate ..................................................................... 92
Resetting network settings ..................................................................... 93
Editing
Protecting movies (Protect) .................................................................... 94
Dividing a movie ..................................................................................... 94
Deleting movies ..................................................................................... 95
Formatting a memory card ..................................................................... 96
Deleting all data from the memory card completely ............................... 96
Repairing the image database file ......................................................... 97
Using the Menu
Operating the menu ............................................................................... 98
Menu items ............................................................................................ 99
CAMERA SET menu ........................................................................... 99
REC/OUT SET menu ......................................................................... 102
AUDIO SET menu ............................................................................. 104
DISPLAY SET menu .......................................................................... 107
TC/UB SET menu .............................................................................. 110
NETWORK SET menu ....................................................................... 111
OTHERS menu ................................................................................. 113
EDIT menu ........................................................................................ 114
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................115
Warning indicators and messages .......................................................122
Additional Information
Recording time .....................................................................................126
Function limitations when recording .....................................................129
Limitations for each file format ......................................................... 129
Slow & Quick Motion and High Frame Rate recording limitations ... 130
Proxy recording supported formats ......................................................131
Streaming supported formats ...............................................................132
Using your camcorder abroad ..............................................................134
File/folder structure on the recording media .........................................135
Maintenance and precautions ..............................................................136
About the XAVC format .................................................................... 136
About the MPEG format ................................................................... 136
About the AVCHD format ................................................................. 136
About memory cards ....................................................................... 136
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ............................................ 137
About handling of your camcorder .................................................. 139
Specifications .......................................................................................142
Index .....................................................................................................145
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Identifying Parts and Controls
Identifying Parts and Controls
Body
The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.
A Hook for shoulder strap
B Accessory shoe receptacle (p. 22)
C ASSIGN4/LAST SCENE button (p. 61)
D Microphone holder (p. 9)
E Multi Interface Shoe (p. 46)
F Power zoom lever (p. 33)
G Grip belt attachment
H ASSIGN5/FOCUS MAG button (p. 34)
I Grip belt attachment
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Attaching the microphone (sold
separately)
This section explains how to connect an
external microphone (sold separately).
Identifying Parts and Controls
Put the cable in the outer cable holder.
1 Place the microphone A into the
microphone holder B .
2 Connect the plug of the microphone to
the INPUT1 jack or INPUT2 jack C .
3 Place the microphone cable into the
cable holder D .
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Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued)
A Lens (G lens)
Q AUDIO LEVEL (CH-2) dial (p. 45)
B Lens cover with hood (p. 11)
R AUTO/MAN (CH-2) switch (p. 45)
C Internal microphone (p. 45)
D Remote control sensor (p. 16)
S CH-2 (INT MIC/EXT/MI SHOE)
switch (p. 45)
E Recording lamp (p. 113)
Flashes when remaining capacity of the
memory card or battery becomes low.
T INPUT2 (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V) switch
(p. 45)
U IRIS AUTO/MAN button (p. 40)
F NIGHTSHOT light emitter (p. 49)
V FOCUS AUTO/MAN button (p. 34)
G ASSIGN1/WB SET button (44, 62)
W ND FILTER switch (p. 42)
H ASSIGN2/STATUS button (62, 69)
I ASSIGN3/S&Q button (p. 58)
J DISPLAY button (p. 68)
K SLOT SEL button (p. 28)
L ASSIGN6/VF/LCD PANEL button
(p. 26)
M INPUT1 (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V) switch
(p. 45)
N CH-1 (INT MIC/EXT/MI SHOE)
switch (p. 45)
O AUTO/MAN (CH-1) switch (p. 45)
P AUDIO LEVEL (CH-1) dial (p. 45)
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Attaching the lens cover with hood
Identifying Parts and Controls
PUSH (lens hood removal) button
Align the marks on the lens hood to those
on the camcorder, and turn the lens hood in
the direction of the arrow 2 until it is
locked.
Removing the lens cover with hood
Press and hold the PUSH (lens hood
removal) button, and turn the lens hood in
the opposite direction to the arrow.
z Tip
• If you attach or remove a 62 mm (2 1/2 in.) PL
filter or MC protector, remove the lens hood.
Opening/closing the lens cover
To open the lens cover, move the lens cover
lever to the OPEN position. To close it,
move it to the CLOSE position.
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Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued)
A SDI OUT jack (p. 70)
B VIDEO OUT jack/AUDIO OUT jack
(p. 70)
C HDMI OUT jack (p. 70)
D Multi/Micro USB jack (p. 70)
E DC IN jack (p. 20)
F Cable clamper/loop clamper
G Air vents
May become warm due to heat
dissipation.
Do not block the vents when shooting.
H Handle zoom lever (p. 33)
I Handle record button (p. 29)
J INPUT1 jack (p. 45)
K INPUT2 jack (p. 45)
L Grip belt
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M Tripod receptacles (1/4 inch, 3/8 inch)
Supports 1/4-20UNC and 3/8-16UNC
screws.
For mounting on a tripod (sold
separately, screw length 5.5 mm or
shorter)
Some tripods may not be designed to
attach in the proper direction.
N START/STOP button (p. 29)
O POWER/CHG lamp (p. 30)
Cable clamper/loop clamper
Attaching the power cord, HDMI cable, and
other cables, inserted in the corresponding
connectors, in the cable clamper helps
prevent the cords from being disconnected.
However, not all HDMI cables are
supported.
Attach any cables that are not in the cable
clamper to the loop clamper at the bottom
of the cable clamper using a cable tie or
similar object.
Cable clamper
Loop clamper
Identifying Parts and Controls
b Note
• Do not use the cable clamper/loop clamper for
any purpose other than securing cables (for
example, attaching a strap for carrying the
camcorder).
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Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued)
A Focus ring (p. 34)
B Lens cover lever (p. 11)
C Zoom ring (p. 33)
D Iris ring (p. 40)
E Hook for shoulder strap
F Eye sensor (p. 24)
G Viewfinder (p. 25)
H Large eyecup (p. 25)
I BATT RELEASE button (p. 21)
J Battery pack (p. 20)
K ON/STANDBY switch (p. 23)
L FULL AUTO button (p. 48)
M SHUTTER button (p. 41)
N WHT BAL button (p. 43)
O GAIN button (p. 41)
P Manual lever (p. 41, 43)
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Identifying Parts and Controls
A LCD screen (p. 24)
B MENU button (p. 98)
C V/v /B/b /SET buttons (p. 98)
D THUMBNAIL button (p. 64)
E Memory card slot A/Memory card
access lamp (p. 27)
F Memory card slot B/Memory card
access lamp (p. 27)
G i (headphones) jack (p. 47)
H REMOTE jack (p. 113)
The REMOTE jack connects to a video
deck or other devices used to control
playback.
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Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued)
Wireless Remote Commander
Remove the insulation sheet before using
the Wireless Remote Commander.
Insulation sheet
b Notes
• Aim the Wireless Remote Commander towards
the remote sensor to operate your camcorder.
• Point the remote sensor away from strong light
sources such as direct sunlight or overhead
lighting. Otherwise, the Wireless Remote
Commander may not function properly.
• When you are operating with the Wireless
Remote Commander supplied with your
camcorder, your video device may also operate.
In that case, select a commander mode other
than DVD2 for your video device, or cover the
sensor of your video device with black paper.
To change the battery of the Wireless
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 until it clicks into
place.
A DATA CODE button (p. 68)
Tab
B TC RESET button (p. 57)
C SCAN/SLOW buttons (p. 64)
D .
>
(p. 64)
(PREV/NEXT) buttons
E PLAY button (p. 64)
F STOP button (p. 64)
G DISPLAY button (p. 68)
H Transmitter
I START/STOP button (p. 29)
J Power zoom lever
K PAUSE button (p. 64)
L MODE button
M b /B /v /V/ENTER buttons
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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 Wireless Remote
Commander may shorten, or the Wireless
Remote Commander may not function properly.
In this case, replace the battery with a CR2025
lithium battery. Use of another battery may
present a risk of fire or explosion.
Screen Indicators
Center
Upper left
Upper right
Indicator
Meaning
E
Warning (p. 122)
N
Playback indicator (p. 64)
Processing
Relay recording (p. 31)
Bottom
Upper right
Upper left
Indicator
Meaning
100%
Indicator
.
INTELLIGENT AUTO
(face detection/scene
detection/camera-shake
detection) (p. 48)
SCENE SELECTION
(p. 48)
Meaning
VF/LCD PANEL (p. 25)
Remaining battery
Estimated remaining
recording time
0min
Recording/playback
media
00:00:00:00
Identifying Parts and Controls
SDI/HDMI REC
CONTROL (p. 104)
Time code
(hour:minute:second:
frame) (p. 57)
Bottom
Recording format
(p. 37)
Indicator
Meaning
Face detection [ON]
(p. 35)
Peaking (p. 107)
Zebra (p. 107)
Optical zoom (p. 100)
Z99
Z99
×1.2
×2.3
Simultaneous recording
(p. 32)
Relay recording (p. 31)
Proxy recording [ON]
(p. 39)
Center
Indicator
NFC active (p. 79)
Clear image zoom
(p. 100)
Digital zoom (p. 100)
Meaning
Airplane mode [ON]
(p. 112)
Image stabilization (
STEADYSHOT) (p. 100)
9
Manual focus (p. 34)
to
Iris (p. 40)
9dB
Gain (p. 41)
100 180°
Shutter speed (p. 41)
AVCHD audio format
(p. 104)
Vibration warning
Memory card (p. 27)
REC STBY
Recording standby (p. 30)
Picture profile (p. 50)
F5.6
-2.0EV
AE shift (p. 99)
Auto setting (p. 40)
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Screen Indicators (Continued)
Indicator
n
B
Meaning
A
White balance (p. 43)
Histogram (p. 107)
LOW LUX (p. 49)
Audio level display
(p. 109)
Digital extender (p. 99)
NIGHTSHOT (p. 49)
ND filter (p. 42)
Multi Interface Shoe
video light (p. 101)
Manual volume
adjustment (p. 47)
z Tip
• Indicators may look different or appear at
different positions.
Data during recording
The date, time, and recording conditions are
recorded automatically.
They are not displayed while recording.
However, you can check them by selecting
(DISPLAY SET) t [DATA CODE]
and choosing the data that you want to
display, or by pressing the ASSIGN button
to which the DATA CODE function is
assigned, during playback.
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied accessories
Make sure that you have following items
supplied with your camcorder. If, for any
reason, there is something missing, contact
your Sony dealer.
The number in the parentheses indicates the
number of that item supplied.
Lens cover with hood (p. 11)
• Memory cards are sold separately.
AC Adaptor (p. 20)
Accessory shoe kit (Accessory shoe (1),
Accessory shoe plate (1), screws (4))
(p. 22)
Getting Started
Power cord (mains lead) (p. 20)
USB cable
IS1293 power cord for India.
Not supplied in some countries.
RMT-845 Wireless Remote Commander
(p. 16)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
Large eyecup (p. 25)
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F770)
Battery charger (BC-L1)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory
Camcorder”
Operating Guide (2)
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Step 1: Checking supplied
accessories (Continued)
Step 2: Charging the
battery pack
Software Downloads
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (L series) (sold
separately) with the supplied AC
Adaptor.
When the unit is used with a PC
connection, download any device drivers,
plug-ins, and application software you
require from the following websites.
You can work with recorded video on a
computer, for example, combining relayrecorded movies, using the “Catalyst
Browse” application software. For details,
see the supplied brochure.
b Note
• You can use a large capacity battery pack, NPF970 (sold separately), with your camcorder.
Sony Professional products website:
U.S.A. http://pro.sony.com
Canada http://www.sonybiz.ca
Latin America
http://sonypro-latin.com
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
http://www.pro.sony.eu
Japan http://www.sonybsc.com
Asia Pacific
http://pro.sony-asia.com
Korea http://bp.sony.co.kr
China http://pro.sony.com.cn
Although the data regarding recorded
materials are stored over multiple files and
folders, you can easily handle the clips
without considering its data and directory
structure, by using the dedicated application
software.
DC plug
DC IN jack
Power cord
AC Adaptor
To power outlet
1 Push the battery in and slide it
down into position.
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2 Connect the DC plug to the DC IN
jack of the camcorder.
When charging ends
The CHG lamp turns off when the battery is
fully charged.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC
IN jack.
z Tip
• You can check the remaining battery life with
the status check function (p. 69).
Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to
STANDBY (1 ). Press and hold the BATT
RELEASE button, and slide the battery up
and out.
Getting Started
To remove the battery pack
3 Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and the
wall outlet (wall socket).
4 Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to
STANDBY (1 ).
The CHG lamp lights up and charging
starts.
BATT RELEASE button
To store the battery pack
If the battery pack is not in use for a while,
run down the battery and store it (p. 138).
Charging time
Approximate time (minutes) required when
you charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack
Full charge time
NP-F770
420 minutes
NP-F970
(sold separately)
600 minutes
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack
(Continued)
Step 3: Attaching the
accessory shoe
On the battery pack
To mount the accessory shoe
• Always turn the ON/STANDBY switch to
STANDBY (1 ) before changing the battery
pack.
• The CHG lamp flashes during charging, or the
Battery Info 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.
Using a power outlet
Mount the accessory shoe on the accessory
shoe mount as illustrated.
Accessory shoe plate
Accessory shoe
You can use the AC Adaptor to obtain the
AC power. While you are using the AC
Adaptor, the battery pack will not lose its
charge even when it is attached to your
camcorder.
Accessory
shoe
Perform the procedure up to step 3 of “Step
2: Charging the battery pack” (p. 20).
On the AC Adaptor
• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic
objects. This may cause a malfunction.
Accessory shoe plate
1 Lift the edge of the accessory shoe plate
and pull it in the direction opposite to
that of the arrow on the accessory shoe
plate and remove it from the accessory
shoe.
2 Place the accessory shoe as its
protrusions matches recesses of the
accessory shoe mount, then fix it to the
mount with four screws.
3 Insert the accessory shoe plate in the
direction of the arrow on the plate
surface until the end of the plate
engages the end of the shoe.
To remove the accessory shoe
Remove the shoe plate in the same way as
step 1 of “To mount the accessory shoe.”
Loosen the 4 screws and remove the
accessory shoe from the accessory shoe
mount.
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Step 4: Turning on the camcorder and setting
the date and time
Turning on the camcorder
Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to ON
(❙).
When you use your camcorder for the first
time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears.
Setting the date and time
Set the date and time when you use your
camcorder for the first time.
z Tip
MENU button
V/v /B/b /SET buttons
Getting Started
• 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,
charge the rechargeable battery and then set the
date and time again (p. 140).
To turn off the power
Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to
STANDBY (1 ).
b Note
• If a warning message is displayed, follow the
instructions.
When you set the date and time again, press
the MENU button, and select
(OTHERS) t [CLOCK SET].
1 Select your area using the V/v /B/
b /SET button, then press the
button.
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Step 4: Turning on the camcorder and
setting the date and time (Continued)
Step 5: Adjusting the
LCD screen and
viewfinder
Using the LCD screen
The LCD screen can be rotated in the range
as illustrated below, allowing a person other
than the camera operator to see the image.
2 Set [SUMMERTIME], [Y] (year),
[M] (month), [D] (day), hour and
minute, using the V/v /B/b /SET
button, then press the button.
1 Open 180°
2 90° (max.)
2 180° (max.)
The clock starts.
• Set [SUMMERTIME] to [ON] to move the
time forward 1 hour.
• You can set any year up to the year 2037.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and
noon as 12:00 PM.
z Tip
• The date and time are automatically recorded on
the selected memory card, and can be displayed
during playback (p. 109).
Using the viewfinder
The display switches to viewfinder display
automatically whenever your eye is near the
eye sensor on the side of the viewfinder.
When you move your eye away from the
viewfinder, the display switches back to the
LCD screen.
You can adjust the angle of the viewfinder
to suit your shooting style.
Eye sensor
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b Note
Large eyecup
(supplied)
The LCD screen and the viewfinder do not
operate at the same time.
Adjusting the viewfinder focus
Diopter adjustment dial
Move it until the picture becomes clear.
Getting Started
b Note
• Do not remove the eyecup attached to the
camcorder.
b Note
• Some primary colors may become visible in the
viewfinder if you change your line of sight, but
this is not a malfunction.
These colors are not recorded onto the memory
cards.
When the picture in the viewfinder is
hard to see
If you cannot see the picture in the
viewfinder clearly under bright
circumstances, use the supplied large
eyecup. To attach the large eyecup, stretch
it slightly and fit it over the groove of the
eyecup attached to the camcorder. You can
attach the large eyecup facing either the
right or left side.
Switching between LCD screen
display and viewfinder display
Using the menu
Set [VF/LCD PANEL] (p. 109) in the
(DISPLAY SET) menu to one of the
following.
• To use only the LCD screen, select [LCD
PANEL].
appears on the screen.
• To switch automatically between the LCD
screen and viewfinder, select [AUTO].
When [AUTO] is selected, the display
switches to viewfinder display
automatically whenever your eye is near
the eye sensor on the side of the
viewfinder. When you move your eye
away from the viewfinder, the display
switches back to the LCD screen.
z Tips
• The default setting of [VF/LCD PANEL] is
[AUTO].
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Step 5: Adjusting the LCD screen and viewfinder (Continued)
• The eye sensor will be activated if the eye
sensor is blocked, even if you are not looking
into the viewfinder.
Using buttons
Press the ASSIGN6/VF/LCD PANEL
button.
The [VF/LCD PANEL] menu setting
changes with each press of the button.
This allows you to switch instantly, without
having to access the menu.
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Step 6: Inserting a memory card
Supported memory cards
File format
Supported memory cards
AVCHD
SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards (Class 4 or U1 or faster)
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
AVCHD
(Slow & Quick Motion)
SDHC, SDXC memory cards (Class 10 or U1 or faster)
SDXC memory cards (Class 10 or U1 or faster)
XAVC HD
(Slow & Quick Motion, High
Frame Rate)
SDXC memory cards (U3)
Getting Started
XAVC HD
SDXC memory cards (Class 10 or U1 or faster)*1
XAVC HD
(Proxy simultaneous recording)
XAVC QFHD
SDXC memory cards (Class 10 or U1 or faster)*2
XAVC QFHD
SDXC memory cards (U3)
(Proxy simultaneous recording)
MPEG HD422/420
SDXC memory cards (Class 10 or U1 or faster)
MPEG HD422/420
(Slow & Quick Motion)
SDXC memory cards (U3)
MPEG HD422/420
SDXC memory cards (Class 10 or U1 or faster)*3
(Proxy simultaneous recording)
*1 SDXC memory cards (U3) are required for simultaneous XAVC HD (50 Mbps) and proxy (9 Mbps)
recording.
*2 SDXC memory cards (U3) are required to record at 100 Mbps.
3
* SDXC memory cards (U3) are required for simultaneous MPEG HD 422 and proxy (9 Mbps) recording.
b Notes
• Operation with all memory cards is not assured.
• See page 126 for the recording time of memory cards.
• Movies recorded on SDXC memory cards can be imported to or played back on other equipment, such as
a computer or A/V device, by connecting the camcorder to the equipment with the USB cable. However,
the equipment must support the exFAT file system used for SDXC memory cards. Confirm in advance
that the connecting equipment is supporting the exFAT file system. If you connect equipment not
supporting the exFAT file system and the format screen appears, do not perform the format. All the data
recorded will be lost.
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Step 6: Inserting a memory card (Continued)
Open the cover, and insert the
memory card with the notched edge
in the direction as illustrated until it
clicks into place.
Memory card slot A
Selecting the memory card slot to be
used for recording
Press the SLOT SEL button to change
which slot is selected for recording. You
can confirm the selected slot on the screen.
SLOT SEL button
b Notes
Memory card slot B
Note the direction of the notched
corner.
• If you insert a memory card into the slot in the
wrong direction, the memory card, the memory
card slot, or image data may be damaged.
• Memory card slot A accepts both “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” and SD cards. Memory card
slot B accepts SD cards only.
To eject a memory card
Lightly push the memory card once.
b Notes
• If “The image database file is corrupted. The
media must be restored to use again.” appears,
format the memory card (p. 96).
• When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be
careful of the memory card popping out and
dropping.
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• You can only select a slot that already has a
memory card inserted.
• When recording to a memory card, you cannot
switch the slot even if you press the SLOT SEL
button.
z Tip
• When only one slot has a memory card inserted,
the slot that has the memory card is selected
automatically.
Recording
Recording
Recording lamp
Handle record button
Lens cover with
hood
Recording
START/STOP button
Recording
Your camcorder records movies on memory cards. The factory setting for recording is XAVC
HD. Do the following steps to record.
1 Open the shutter of the lens cover with hood.
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Recording (Continued)
2 Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to ON (❙).
3 Press the START/STOP button (or the handle record button) to start
recording.
[STBY] t
[REC]
The recording lamps light up during recording.
To stop recording, press the START/STOP button (or the handle record button) again.
b Notes
• When the access lamp is lit or flashing in red, your camcorder is reading or writing data. Do not shake or
apply strong force to your camcorder, do not turn the power off, and do not remove the memory card,
battery pack or the AC Adaptor. The image data may be destroyed.
• See page 126 about the recording time of movies.
• If a movie file size exceeds 2 GB while recording in AVCHD format, the camcorder automatically divides
the file and creates a new one.
• When recording in XAVC/MPEG HD, recording stops automatically when the recorded file reaches 6
hours duration.
• The menu settings, the picture profile settings, and the settings made by the FULL AUTO button are
stored in your camcorder when you set the ON/STANDBY switch to STANDBY (1 ). The POWER/
CHG lamp flashes while the settings are being stored.
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z Tips
• For details about changing the screen display during recording, see page 68.
• For details about screen display during recording, see page 17.
• The recording lamps can be set to stay off ([REC LAMP], p. 113).
Continuous recording on the memory cards (Relay Rec)
Exchange the recordable memory card
Small space
REC start
Recording
Insert memory cards each in both slots A and B so the camcorder switches memory card A (or
B) just before the remaining space on the other one runs out, and continues recording on the
next memory card automatically.
Do the following setting before recording.
Press MENU t select
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [SIMUL/RELAY REC] t
[RELAY REC] with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
REC end
Small space
REC: Recording
b Notes
• Do not eject the memory card that is currently being used for recording. When replacing a memory card
while recording, replace only the one in the slot whose access lamp is off.
• Even if you press the SLOT SEL button, while recording movies, you cannot switch the slot currently
being used.
• When the remaining recording time of the memory card being used is less than 1 minute and the other slot
has a recordable memory card inserted, [
] or [
] appears on the camcorder screen.
The indicator turns off when the memory card is switched.
• If you start recording on a memory card with the remaining recording time of less than 1 minute, the
camcorder may not be able to relay-record. To relay-record without failing, make sure that the memory
card has more than 1 minute when you start recording.
• Seamless playback of relay-recorded movies with this camcorder is not possible.
• You can combine relay-recorded movies using application software (p. 20).
• The maximum recording time using relay recording is 6 hours for XAVC/MPEG HD and 13 hours for
AVCHD. Recording stops automatically when the maximum recording time elapses.
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Recording (Continued)
Recording movies using both memory card A and B (Simul Rec)
You can record movies on both memory card A and memory card B simultaneously.
Press MENU t select
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [SIMUL/RELAY REC] t
[SIMULTANEOUS REC] with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
Changing the setting of the START/STOP button and handle record
button
When using SIMULTANEOUS REC, you can start and stop recording on different memory
cards by using the START/STOP button and the handle record button.
In the default setting, movies are recorded on both the memory card A and B at the same time
when either record button is pressed.
• REC BUTTON:
• HANDLE REC BUTTON:
To change the setting
Press MENU t select
(REC/OUT SET) t
with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
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[REC SET] t
[REC BUTTON SETTING]
REC BUTTON SETTING setting
Button and memory card
REC BUTTON:
HANDLE REC BUTTON:
Recording on both the memory card A and the
memory card B starts and stops at the same time when
either record button is pressed.
REC BUTTON:
HANDLE REC BUTTON:
Recording on the memory card A starts and stops
when the START/STOP button is pressed, and on the
memory card B when the handle record button is
pressed.
REC BUTTON:
HANDLE REC BUTTON:
Recording on the memory card B starts and stops
when the START/STOP button is pressed, and on the
memory card A when the handle record button is
pressed.
Adjusting the zoom
z Tip
• You can turn the handle zoom function on/off,
and change the zoom operation speed
([HANDLE ZOOM], page 100).
Adjusting the zoom with the zoom
ring
You can zoom at the desired speed by
turning the zoom ring B . Fine adjustment
is also possible.
• Turn the zoom ring B at a moderate speed. If
you turn it too fast, the zoom may lag behind the
zoom ring rotation, or the operation sound of the
zoom may also be recorded.
Recording
b Note
Adjusting the zoom with the power
zoom lever
Press the zoom lever C slightly to zoom
slowly, and press it further to zoom more
quickly.
z Tips
• When focusing, the minimum distance required
between the camcorder and the subject is about
1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about
1 meter (about 39 3/8 in.) for telephoto.
• The focus may not be adjusted at certain zoom
positions if the subject is within 1 meter (about
39 3/8 in.) from your camcorder.
• Keep your finger on the power zoom lever C .
If you move your finger off the power zoom
lever C , the operation sound of the power
zoom lever may also be recorded.
• You can select the type of zoom operation for
the zoom lever ([ZOOM TYPE], page 100).
Adjusting the zoom with the handle
zoom
Press the handle zoom lever A to zoom in
or out.
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Adjusting the focus
You can adjust the focus manually for
different recording conditions.
Use this function in the following cases.
– To record a subject behind a window covered
with raindrops.
– To record horizontal stripes.
– To record a subject with little contrast
between the subject and its background.
– When you want to focus on a subject in the
background.
– To record a stationary subject using a tripod.
1 During recording or standby,
press the FOCUS AUTO/MAN
button B to set the focus to
manual.
9 appears.
2 Turn the focus ring A
to adjust
the focus.
9 changes to
when the focus
cannot be adjusted any farther, and
changes to
when the focus cannot be
adjusted any closer.
To adjust automatically
Press the FOCUS AUTO/MAN button B
to set the focus to automatic.
9 disappears and the automatic focus
adjustment is restored.
z Tips
• The focal length information (the distance at
which the subject is in focus; for when it is dark
and hard to adjust the focus) appears for about 3
seconds in the following cases.
– When you press the FOCUS AUTO/MAN
button B to set the focus to manual and 9
appears on the LCD screen.
– When you rotate the focus ring A while 9
is displayed.
• You can switch the focal length information
between meters and feet ([FOCUS DISPLAY],
p. 109).
Focusing using the focus
magnifier
The selected area on the LCD screen is
magnified and displayed. It is easier to
confirm the focus setting during manual
focusing.
[FOCUS MAGNIFIER] is assigned to the
ASSIGN5/FOCUS MAG button (p. 62).
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Press the ASSIGN5/FOCUS MAG
button.
The center of the screen is magnified.
The setting changes with each press of the
button.
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[FACE DETECTION] t [ON] with
the V/v /B/b /SET button D .
When the faces are detected, frames
appear on the LCD screen.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button D ,
Enlarged display position
Selection cursor
(orange colored frame)
You can adjust the enlarged display
position with the V/v /B/b buttons on the
camcorder. Press the SET button to set the
enlarged display position back to the center.
Recording
move the selection cursor
(orange colored frame) to select
the priority face, then press the
button again.
b Note
• Even though the image appears expanded on the
LCD screen, the recorded image is not
expanded.
z Tip
Priority face frame (double frame)
The frame on the priority face changes
to a double frame.
• You can change the magnification ratio with
[FOCUS MAG RATIO] (p. 108).
Focusing on a detected face
(Face detection)
The camcorder detects the face and focuses
on it (The default setting is [OFF]). [FACE
DETECTION] is available only with
automatic focus.
1 Press the MENU button C
.
To cancel the priority face
Move the selection cursor (orange colored
frame) onto the frame (double frame) on the
priority face, using the V/v /B/b /SET
button D , then press the button.
b Notes
• Faces may not be detected depending on the
recording environment, the condition of the
subject or the settings.
• You may not be able to get the proper effect in
some recording environments. If this happens,
set [FACE DETECTION] to [OFF].
• [FACE DETECTION] is grayed out when using
clear image zoom, digital zoom, or the nightshot
function.
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Adjusting the focus (Continued)
• Face detection is not available in the following
cases.
– When streaming is ON during XAVC HD/
QFHD recording
– When HDMI output or proxy recording is ON
during XAVC QFHD recording
• For details about limitations of face detection,
see “Function limitations when recording”
(p. 129) and “Slow & Quick Motion and High
Frame Rate recording limitations” (p. 130).
z Tips
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 62).
• To make it easy to detect faces, record under the
following conditions:
– Record in a moderately bright place.
– Do not obscure the face with a hat, mask,
sunglasses, etc.
– Face the front of the camera.
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Selecting the file format and recording format
Supported file formats
The following five file formats are
supported (default setting in bold).
• XAVC QFHD (4K mode)
• XAVC HD
• MPEG HD 422
• MPEG HD 420
• AVCHD
• Frame rate: 30/25/24
• Scanning system: p (progressive)
• Bit rate: 100 Mbps/60 Mbps
XAVC HD
(Default setting in bold)
1080/50p 50Mbps
1080/60p 35Mbps
1080/50p 35Mbps
1080/50i 25Mbps
1080/30p 50Mbps
1080/25p 50Mbps
1080/30p 35Mbps
1080/25p 35Mbps
1080/24p 50Mbps
720/60p 50Mbps
•
•
•
•
Image size: 1080 (1920×720) / 720 (1280×720)
Frame rate: 60/50/30/25/24
Scanning system: p (progressive) / i (interlaced)
Bit rate: 50 Mbps/35 Mbps/25 Mbps
(Default setting in bold)
2160/30p 100Mbps
2160/25p 100Mbps
2160/30p 60Mbps
2160/25p 60Mbps
2160/24p 100Mbps
–
2160/24p 60Mbps
–
• Image size: 2160 (3840×2160)
1080/30p 50Mbps
1080/25p 50Mbps
1080/24p 50Mbps
720/60p 50Mbps
•
•
•
•
(Default setting in bold)
50i
1080/60i 50Mbps 1080/50i 50Mbps
(REC/OUT SET) t
[REC SET] t [REC FORMAT] t
a desired format with the V/v /B/b /
SET button.
50i
–
720/50p 50Mbps
MPEG HD 422
3 Select
60i
–
1080/24p 35Mbps
60i
XAVC QFHD (4K mode)
1080/50i 35Mbps
1080/60i 25Mbps
Recording
select
(REC/OUT SET) t
[REC SET] t [FILE FORMAT] t
the desired format.
1080/60p 50Mbps
1080/60i 35Mbps
You can select the file format in [FILE
FORMAT] and the recording format (bitrate, image size, frame rate, and scanning
system) in [REC FORMAT].
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button to
50i
1080/60i 50Mbps 1080/50i 50Mbps
Setting the file format and
recording format
1 Press the MENU button.
60i
–
720/50p 50Mbps
Image size: 1080 (1920×720) / 720 (1280×720)
Frame rate: 60/50/30/25/24
Scanning system: p (progressive) / i (interlaced)
Bit rate: 50 Mbps
MPEG HD 420
(Default setting in bold)
60i
50i
1080/60i HQ
1080/50i HQ
1080/30p HQ
1080/25p HQ
1080/24p HQ
–
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Selecting the file format and recording format (Continued)
60i
50i
1080/60i (1440)
HQ
1080/50i (1440) HQ
720/60p HQ
720/50p HQ
• Image size: 1080 (1920×1080) (1440×1080) /
720 (1280×720)
• Frame rate: 60/50/30/25/24
• Scanning system: p (progressive) / i (interlaced)
• Bit rate: HQ 35 Mbps
(Default setting in bold)
50i
1080/60p PS
1080/50p PS
1080/60i FX
1080/50i FX
1080/60i FH
1080/50i FH
1080/30p FX
1080/25p FX
1080/30p FH
1080/25p FH
1080/24p FX
–
1080/24p FH
–
720/60p FX
720/50p FX
720/60p FH
720/50p FH
720/60p HQ
720/50p HQ
• Image size: 1080 (1920×1080) /
720 (1280×720)
• Frame rate: 60/50/30/25/24
• Scanning system: p (progressive) / i (interlaced)
• Bit-rate
PS: max. 28 Mbps
FX: max. 24 Mbps
FH: approx. 17 Mbps (average)
HQ: approx. 9 Mbps (average)
Frame rate when [60i] is selected
The frame rate displayed on the LCD screen
differs from the actual frame rate.
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You can select the output for the video
signal when recording in XAVC QFHD.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
AVCHD
60i
Setting the output destination
when recording in 4K mode
Frame rate on the LCD
screen
Actual frame rate
24
23.98
30
29.97
60
59.94
(REC/OUT SET) t
[VIDEO OUT] t [OUTPUT
SELECT] t [QFHD REC
OUTPUT] with the V/v /B/b /SET
button.
3 Select [VF/LCD PANEL] or
[EXTERNAL OUTPUT] using the
V/v /B/b /SET button, then press
the button.
Selection values:
VF/LCD PANEL: Viewfinder/LCD
screen
EXTERNAL OUTPUT: External output
selected in [OUTPUT SELECT].
The picture being recorded is not
displayed on the viewfinder/LCD screen
when [QFHD REC OUTPUT] is set to
[EXTERNAL OUTPUT].
b Notes
• The picture is output to the viewfinder/LCD
screen when recording using the following
functions, even when set to [EXTERNAL
OUTPUT].
– Recording to media while live streaming and
streaming distribution
• The [QFHD REC OUTPUT] settings are
enabled only when [FILE FORMAT] is set to
[XAVC QFHD] in the REC/OUT SET menu.
• Any one of the following functions can be used
while recording in XAVC QFHD.
– External output while recording
Proxy recording
– Face detection function
– Proxy recording (however, not supported
when all the conditions below are met)
• When REC/OUT SET t [REC SET] t
[REC FORMAT] is set to 100Mbps
• When REC/OUT SET t [REC SET] t
[SIMUL/RELAY REC] is set to [OFF]
This function allows you to simultaneously
record a low bitrate proxy file at the same
time as recording the high bitrate original
file movie.
Notes on proxy recording
Function limitations when proxy
recording
Proxy recording supported formats
Proxy recording is supported when the file
format [FILE FORMAT] is set to other than
AVCHD.
There are also limitations on the size of the
original file movie and the proxy file
movie.
For details, see “Proxy recording supported
formats” (p. 131).
Recording
Some functions, such as the file format, on
the camcorder may be unavailable when
proxy recording. For details, see “Function
limitations when recording” (p. 129).
Supported media for proxy recording
For details, see “Supported memory cards”
(p. 27).
Proxy recording
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(REC/OUT SET) t
[REC SET] t [PROXY REC
MODE] t [ON/OFF] t [ON] with
the V/v /B/b /SET button.
appears on the screen.
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Proxy recording (Continued)
Adjusting the
brightness
3 Select the desired image size in
You can adjust the image brightness by
adjusting the iris, gain or shutter speed, or
by adjusting the light volume with the ND
filter switch B .
(REC/OUT SET) t [REC
SET] t [PROXY REC MODE] t
[SIZE] t with the V/v /B/b /SET
button.
4 Press the record button to begin
recording.
b Note
• The camcorder can no longer record when the
maximum number of XAVC/MPEG HD files is
reached (600).
About proxy recording files
• For details about the storage location of
proxy recording files, see “File/folder
structure on the recording media”
(p. 135).
• Proxy files cannot be played on the
camcorder.
appears on the thumbnail
of the original file.
• A proxy file is also deleted/protected
when the corresponding original file is
deleted/protected.
b Note
• When you set the FULL AUTO button G on,
the iris, gain, shutter speed, and white balance
are adjusted automatically. You cannot adjust
any of them manually.
Adjusting the iris
This is handy for making the background
blurred or sharp.
1 Press the FULL AUTO button G
to set auto mode off.
The FULL AUTO button lamp turns
off.
2 Press the IRIS AUTO/MAN button
C to set the iris to manual.
The
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next to the iris value disappears.
2 Press the GAIN button E
.
The
next to the gain value
disappears, and the gain value is
highlighted.
Iris value
3 Turn the iris ring A
to adjust the
value.
Gain value
3 Adjust the value using the manual
Recording
The volume of the light increases the
more that you open the aperture
(decreasing F value). The volume of the
light decreases the more that you close
the aperture (increasing F value).
lever D .
Setting values:
To temporarily adjust the iris
automatically
If the [IRIS PUSH AUTO] function has
been assigned to an ASSIGN button (p. 62),
press and hold the button to adjust the iris
automatically.
To adjust automatically
Press the IRIS AUTO/MAN button C
when the
mark beside the iris value is
not displayed.
The iris value disappears or
appears
next to the iris value.
Adjusting the gain
You can use this if you do not want to
increase the value by AGC (automatic gain
control).
1 Press the FULL AUTO button G
to set auto mode off.
33dB, 30dB, 27dB, 24dB, 21dB, 18dB,
15dB, 12dB, 9dB, 6dB, 3dB, 0dB
(default), –3dB
To adjust automatically
Press the GAIN button E while the gain
value is highlighted.
The gain value disappears, or
appears
next to the gain value.
Adjusting the shutter speed
You can adjust and fix the shutter speed
manually. You can make a moving subject
look still or emphasize the movement of a
subject by adjusting the shutter speed.
1 Press the FULL AUTO button G
to set auto mode off.
The FULL AUTO button lamp turns
off.
The FULL AUTO button lamp turns
off.
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Adjusting the brightness (Continued)
2 Press the SHUTTER button F
.
The
next to the shutter speed value
disappears, and the shutter speed value
is highlighted.
• You can switch the shutter speed display
between seconds and degrees ([SHUTTER
DISPLAY], p. 109).
To adjust automatically
Press the SHUTTER button F while the
shutter speed value is highlighted. The
shutter speed value disappears, or
appears next to the shutter speed value.
Adjusting the light level (ND
filter)
Shutter speed value
3 Adjust the value using the manual
lever D .
Selection range:
When [60i] is selected:
You can select from 1/8 to 1/10000 (1/6
to 1/10000 when shooting with 24p).
When [50i] is selected:
You can select from 1/6 to 1/10000.
The denominator of the set shutter speed
appears on the LCD screen. For
example, [100] appears on the LCD
screen when you set the shutter speed to
1/100 second. The larger the value on
the LCD screen is, the faster the shutter
speed is.
z Tips
• It is difficult to focus automatically at a lower
shutter speed. Manual focusing with your
camcorder attached to a tripod is recommended.
• When recording under fluorescent lamps,
sodium lamps, or mercury lamps, the picture
may flicker or change colors, or may have
horizontal bands of noise.
You may be able to improve the situation by
adjusting the shutter speed to 1/50 if the power
frequency of your area is 50 Hz, or 1/60 in a 60
Hz area.
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You can record a subject clearly by using
the ND filter switch B when the recording
environment is too bright.
The ND filters 1, 2 and 3 reduce the volume
of light to about 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64,
respectively.
If
flashes during the iris automatic
adjustment, set the ND filter to 1. If
flashes during the iris automatic
adjustment, set the ND filter to 2. If
flashes during the iris automatic
adjustment, set the ND filter to 3.
The ND filter indicator will stop flashing
and remain on the screen.
If
flashes, set the ND filter B to
“CLEAR.” The ND filter icon will
disappear from the screen.
b Notes
• If you change the ND filter switch B during
recording, the movie and sound may become
distorted.
• When adjusting the iris manually, the ND filter
icon does not flash even if the light volume
should be adjusted with the ND filter.
• If the camcorder cannot detect the ND filter
position (CLEAR/1/2/3),
flashes on the
screen. Make sure that the ND filter is set
correctly.
z Tip
• While recording a bright subject, diffraction
may occur if you close the aperture further
down, resulting in a fuzzy focus (this is a
common phenomenon with video cameras). The
Adjusting the color
tone
ND filter switch B suppresses this
phenomenon and gives better recording results.
Adjusting the white balance
Recording
You can adjust and fix the white balance
according to the lighting conditions of
recording environment.
You can store white balance values in
memory A (
A) and memory B (
B),
respectively. Unless a white balance is
readjusted, values will remain even after the
power has been turned off.
When you select PRESET, [OUTDOOR],
[INDOOR] or [MANU WB TEMP] is
selected, according to which one you
previously set with [WB PRESET] in the
(CAMERA SET) menu.
z Tip
• You can assign [WB PRESET] to an ASSIGN
button (p. 62).
1 Press the FULL AUTO button C
to set auto mode off.
The FULL AUTO button lamp turns
off.
2 Press the WHT BAL button B
.
The white balance value is highlighted.
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Adjusting the color tone (Continued)
3 Select PRESET, A, or B using the
manual lever A .
x Setting the A/B value
Select A or B for recording with the
white balance setting stored in memory
A or B.
x To use the PRESET value of white
balance
Select
(CAMERA SET) t [WB
PRESET] and select a desired setting.
Setting values
Example of recording
conditions
Outdoor
([OUTDOOR])
• When recording a night
scene, neon lighting,
fireworks, etc.
• When recording a
sunrise, sunset, etc.
• Under daylight
fluorescent lamp
n Indoor
([INDOOR])
• Where lighting
conditions change,
such as at a party place,
etc.
• Under video light, such
as in a studio, etc.
• Under a sodium or
mercury lamp
Color
temperature
setting ([MANU
WB TEMP])
• You can set a desired
color temperature
between 2300K and
15000K with
(CAMERA SET) t
[WB TEMP SET]
(default setting is
6500K).
To save the adjusted white balance
value in memory A or B
1 Press the FULL AUTO button C to set
auto mode off.
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2 Press the WHT BAL button B to
highlight the white balance value.
3 Select A (
A) or B (
manual lever.
B) using the
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Press the V/v /B/b /SET buttons to select
(CAMERA SET) t [WB SET].
6 Frame a white object such as a piece of
paper that fills the screen under the
same lighting conditions as your
subject.
7 Press the SET button.
The adjusted value is stored in
A or
B. The stored color temperature
appears for about 3 seconds.
z Tip
• [WB SET] is assigned to the ASSIGN1/WB
SET button. The adjusted value is stored by
pressing the ASSIGN1/WB SET button when
the shooting screen is displayed, instead of
performing steps 4 to 7 .
b Note
• When a white balance adjustment value has not
been obtained successfully,
A or
B
starts flashing slowly. Adjust the subject
appropriately and set the shutter speed to auto or
around 1/60 (60i models)/1/50 (50i models),
then try adjusting the white balance again.
To restore automatic adjustment
Press the WHT BAL button B .
b Note
• When you turn the FULL AUTO button C on,
all other manual adjustments (iris, gain, and
shutter speed) are also released.
Audio setup
The jacks, switches and dials shown below
allow you to set the sound that is recorded.
See page 9 for details about connecting a
microphone.
Audio level controls
E
I
F
J
: AUTO/MAN (CH-1) switch
: AUTO/MAN (CH-2) switch
: AUDIO LEVEL (CH-1) dial
: AUDIO LEVEL (CH-2) dial
Recording sound from the
internal microphone
You can record sound in stereo using the
camcorder’s internal microphone.
Recording
Internal microphone
1 Set the CH-1 (INT MIC/EXT/MI
SHOE) switch D and CH-2 (INT
MIC/EXT/MI SHOE) switch H to
“INT MIC.”
External audio input and selection
A : INPUT1 jack
B : INPUT2 jack
C : INPUT1 (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V)
switch
G : INPUT2 (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V)
switch
Audio source switches
D : CH-1 (INT MIC/EXT/MI SHOE)
switch
H : CH-2 (INT MIC/EXT/MI SHOE)
switch
z Tips
• If the audio level is too low, set [INT MIC
SENS] to [HIGH].
• To reduce wind noise, set [INT MIC WIND] to
[ON].
• If the internal microphone is selected for both
channels 1 and 2 (CH-1: INT MIC, CH-2: INT
MIC), the sound that is output from the
headphones during recording and standby will
have weaker stereo effect than the sound that is
actually recorded.
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Audio setup (Continued)
Recording sound from an
external audio device
Use the following procedure if using a
microphone or external audio device.
1 Select the audio input source.
• Set the INPUT1/INPUT2 (LINE/MIC/
MIC+48V) switch (C or G ) based
on the device connected to INPUT1
jack A /INPUT2 jack B .
• To record using a microphone, select
“MIC” or “MIC+48V.”
See page 9 for details about
connecting a microphone.
Connected device
Switch position
External audio device (such
as mixer)
LINE
Dynamic microphone or
microphone with built-in
battery
MIC
+48V powered (phantom
power) microphone
MIC+48V
b Notes
• If the switch is set to MIC+48V and you connect
a device that is not compatible with +48V
power, it may damage the connected device.
Check the switch before connecting the device.
• To prevent unwanted noise when no audio
device is connected to the INPUT1 or INPUT2
jack, set the INPUT1/INPUT2 (LINE/MIC/
MIC+48V) switch (C or G ) to “LINE.”
2 Set the CH-1 (INT MIC/EXT/MI
SHOE) switch D and CH-2 (INT
MIC/EXT/MI SHOE) switch H to
“EXT.”
• If [INPUT CH SELECT] is set to
[INPUT1/INPUT2] in the [XLR SET]
menu, the audio input on the INPUT1
and INPUT2 jacks are recorded for
CH1 and CH2, respectively.
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• If [INPUT CH SELECT] is set to
[INPUT1/INPUT1] in the [XLR SET]
menu, the audio input on the INPUT1
jack is recorded to both CH1 and CH2.
[XLR SET] >
[INPUT CH
SELECT] setting
Sound recorded to CH1 and
CH2
INPUT1/
INPUT2
INPUT1
CH1
INPUT2
CH2
INPUT1/
INPUT1
INPUT1
CH1
CH2
3 Set the input level of the external
audio device.
When the INPUT1/INPUT2 (LINE/
MIC/MIC+48V) switch (C or G ) is
set to “MIC” or “MIC+48V,” the XLR
microphone input level can be set using
[INPUT1 TRIM]/[INPUT2 TRIM] in
the menu (p. 106). Adjust the setting
based on the sensitivity of the
microphone.
z Tip
• When using a stereo microphone that has two
XLR plugs, connect the left channel (L) to the
INPUT1 jack A and the right channel (R) to
the INPUT2 jack B , then set the CH-1 (INT
MIC/EXT/MI SHOE) switch D and CH-2
(INT MIC/EXT/MI SHOE) switch H to
“EXT.”
Recording sound from a Multi
Interface Shoe compatible
microphone (sold separately)
You can record sound in stereo using a
Multi Interface Shoe compatible
microphone.
1 Connect the Multi Interface Shoe
compatible microphone (sold
separately) to the Multi Interface
Shoe.
2 Set the CH-1 (INT MIC/EXT/MI
SHOE) switch D and CH-2 (INT
MIC/EXT/MI SHOE) switch H to
“MI SHOE.”
When the CH-1 and CH-2 switches are both
set to “INT MIC,” both the left and right
channels are adjusted by the CH-1 switch/
dial.
(AUDIO SET) t
[HEADPHONE OUT] with the V/v /
B/b /SET button.
3 Select one of the following.
[HEADPHONE
OUT] setting
STEREO
Headphones audio output
CH-1 is output on L (left)
and CH-2 is output on R
(right).
MIX MONO CH-1 and CH-2 are
mixed and output on L
(left) and R (right)
(monaural).
CH1
CH-1 is output on L (left)
and R (right).
CH2
CH-2 is output on L (left)
and R (right).
Recording
Setting the audio recording
level
2 Select
1 Set the AUTO/MAN switch (E
or
I ) of the channel (CH-1 or CH-2)
to adjust to “MAN.”
appears on the screen.
2 Turn the AUDIO LEVEL dial (F
or
J ) of the channel (CH-1 or CH-2)
to adjust the audio level.
Use headphones or an audio level meter to
check that the audio level is appropriate.
To restore automatic adjustment
Set the AUTO/MAN switch (E or I ) of
the manually adjusted channel (CH-1 or
CH-2) to “AUTO.”
Setting the headphone sound
1 Press the MENU button.
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Useful functions
Selecting suitable settings
automatically (auto mode
setting)
You can make optimal recordings in
various situations.
4 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button B
,
select [AUTO], [INTELLIGENT
AUTO], or [SCENE SELECTION],
and press the button again.
b Notes
• When you select [INTELLIGENT AUTO],
[STEADYSHOT] is set to [ACTIVE], and the
angle of view shifts 1.08 times toward the
telephoto side.
• [INTELLIGENT AUTO] and [SCENE
SELECTION] are not supported for XAVC
QFHD.
Scenes detected by INTELLIGENT
AUTO
Face detection:
(Portrait),
(Baby)
Scene detection: . (Backlight),
(Landscape),
(Night Scene),
(Spotlight),
(Low Light),
(Macro)
Camera-shake detection:
(Walk),
(Tripod)
To use [SCENE SELECTION]
1 Press the MENU button A , press the V/
v /B/b /SET button B and select
(CAMERA SET) t [SCENE
SELECTION SET], then press the
button again.
1 Press the FULL AUTO button C
to set auto mode on.
The FULL AUTO button lamp (green)
turns on.
2 Press the MENU button A .
3 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[AUTO MODE SET] with the V/v /B/
b /SET button B .
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2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button B ,
select the desired setting, then press the
button again.
Setting values
Recording conditions
Night Scene*
([NIGHT
SCENE])
Shoots a night view with
a proper exposure, using
a tripod (sold
separately).
Sunrise &
Sunset*
([SUNRISE &
SUNSET])
Shoots the scenes under
the glow of sunset/
sunrise vividly.
Fireworks*
Shoots fireworks with
([FIREWORKS]) optimal exposure.
Setting values
Recording conditions
Shoots distant subjects
clearly. This setting also
prevents your camcorder
Landscape* from focusing on any
([LANDSCAPE]) glass or mesh in
windows between the
camcorder and the
subject.
Brings out the subject,
such as people or
flowers, while creating a
soft background.
Spotlight
([SPOTLIGHT])
Prevents people's faces
from appearing
excessively white when
subjects are lit by strong
light.
Beach
([BEACH])
Takes the vivid blue of
the ocean or a lake.
* Focuses on only distant subjects.
Shooting in dimly lit locations
(LOW LUX)
You can shoot bright video, even in low
light conditions, such as outdoor locations
with limited street lighting or dimly lit
indoors, by automatically optimizing the
gain and shutter speed.
b Note
This function is available only when FULL
AUTO is turned on and [AUTO MODE SET] is
set to “AUTO.”
1 Press the FULL AUTO button to
set auto mode on.
The FULL AUTO button lamp (green)
turns on.
• is displayed.
• To cancel, press the ASSIGN button
again.
Shooting in dark conditions
(NIGHTSHOT)
You can shoot scenes under very dark
conditions.
b Note
This function is available only when FULL
AUTO is turned on.
Recording
Portrait
([PORTRAIT])
3 Press the ASSIGN button.
1 Press the FULL AUTO button to
set auto mode on.
The FULL AUTO button lamp (green)
turns on.
2 Assign [NIGHTSHOT] to an
ASSIGN button (p. 62).
3 Press the ASSIGN button.
•
is displayed.
• To cancel, press the ASSIGN button
again.
b Notes
• NIGHTSHOT uses infrared light. Make sure
that your finger does not cover the
NIGHTSHOT light emitter (p. 10) when
shooting.
• Do not use NIGHTSHOT in bright conditions.
Doing so may damage the camcorder.
2 Assign [LOW LUX] to an ASSIGN
button (p. 62).
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Useful functions (Continued)
Customizing the picture quality
(Picture Profile)
You can customize the picture quality by
adjusting picture profile items such as
[GAMMA] and [DETAIL]. You can make
adjustments for the time of day, weather
conditions, or just personal preference.
Connect your camcorder to a TV or
monitor, and adjust the picture quality
while observing the picture on the TV or
monitor screen.
Picture quality settings for different
recording conditions have been stored in
[PP1] through [PP6] as default settings.
b Note
• [PP4] is set for the picture profile by default.
Picture profile
number
Example setting
PP1
Example settings of a
color tone with
[STANDARD] gamma
PP2
Example settings of a
color tone with [STILL]
gamma
PP3
Example settings of
natural color tone with
[ITU709] gamma
PP4
Example settings of a
color tone that is faithful
to [ITU709]
PP5
Example settings of
pictures recorded on
cinema color negative
film
PP6
Example settings of
pictures screened with
cinema color print film
1 Press the MENU button.
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2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[PICTURE PROFILE] t the
desired picture profile number
using the V/v /B/b /SET button,
then press the button again.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
select [OK], then press the button
again.
You can record with the settings of the
selected picture profile.
z Tip
You can also select a picture profile by pressing
an ASSIGN button assigned with [PICTURE
PROFILE].
To cancel picture profile recording
Select [OFF] in step 2 with the V/v /B/b /
SET button, then press the button.
To change the picture profile
You can change the settings stored in [PP1]
through [PP6].
1 In step 3, press the V/v /B/b /SET
button, select [SETTING], then press
the button again.
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
the item that you want to adjust, then
press the button again.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, adjust
the picture quality, then press the button
again.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust other
items.
5 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
[
RETURN], then press the button
again.
6 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
[OK], then press the button again.
The picture profile indicator is
displayed.
Recording
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Useful functions (Continued)
BLACK LEVEL
To set the black level.
Item
Description and settings
Sets the black level.
–15 to +15
GAMMA
To select a gamma curve.
Item
Description and settings
[STANDARD]
Standard gamma curve
[STILL]
Gamma curve to create the tone of a still image.
[CINEMATONE1]
Gamma curve 1 for producing tone of film camera images
[CINEMATONE2]
Gamma curve 2 for producing tone of film camera images
[ITU709]
Gamma curve that corresponds to ITU-709. Gain in low intensity area:
4.5
b Note
• There is no still image shooting mode on the camcorder.
BLACK GAMMA
To correct gamma in low intensity area.
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Item
Description and settings
[RANGE]
Selects a correcting range.
HIGH / MIDDLE / LOW
[LEVEL]
Sets the correcting level.
–7 (maximum black compression) to +7 (maximum black stretch)
KNEE
To set knee point and slope for video signal compression to prevent over-exposure by limiting
signals in high intensity areas of the subject to the dynamic range of your camcorder.
When selecting [STANDARD] or [STILL] in [GAMMA], [KNEE] is set to off if [MODE] is
set to [AUTO]. To use functions in [KNEE], set [MODE] to [MANUAL].
Description and settings
[MODE]
Selects a mode either automatic or manual.
[AUTO]
: Sets the knee point and slope automatically.
[MANUAL] : Sets the knee point and slope manually.
[AUTO SET]
Sets the maximum point and sensitivity in [AUTO] mode.
[MAX POINT] : Sets the maximum point.
90% to 100%
[SENSITIVITY] : Sets the sensitivity.
HIGH / MIDDLE / LOW
[MANUAL SET]
Sets the knee point and slope in [MANUAL] mode.
[POINT] : Sets the knee point.
75% to 105%
[SLOPE] : Sets the knee slope.
–5 (gentle) to +5 (steep)
[KNEE] is set to off when you set to +5.
Recording
Item
COLOR MODE
To set type and level of colors.
Item
Description and settings
[STANDARD]
Suitable colors when [GAMMA] is set to [STANDARD].
[STILL]
Suitable colors when [GAMMA] is set to [STILL].
[CINEMATONE1]
Film camera image-like colors good with [GAMMA] set to
[CINEMATONE1].
[CINEMATONE2]
Film camera image-like colors good with [GAMMA] set to
[CINEMATONE2].
[PRO]
Natural colors when [GAMMA] is set to [ITU709].
[ITU709 MATRIX]
Colors that are faithful to the ITU-709 standard (when used with ITU709 gamma).
[B/W]
Sets the saturation to 0 and records in black and white.
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Useful functions (Continued)
SATURATION
To set the color level.
Item
Description and settings
–32 (light) to +32 (dark)
COLOR PHASE
To set the color phase.
Item
Description and settings
–7 (greenish) to +7 (reddish)
COLOR DEPTH
To set the color depth for each color phase.
This function is more effective for chromatic colors and less effective for achromatic colors.
The color looks deeper as you increase the setting value to more positive side, and lighter as
you decrease the value to more negative side.
Item
Description and settings
[R]
–7 (light red) to +7 (deep red)
[G]
–7 (light green) to +7 (deep green)
[B]
–7 (light blue) to +7 (deep blue)
[C]
–7 (light cyan) to +7 (deep cyan)
[M]
–7 (light magenta) to +7 (deep magenta)
[Y]
–7 (light yellow) to +7 (deep yellow)
COLOR CORRECTION
To set the color correction.
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Item
Description and settings
TYPE
Selects color correction type.
[OFF]: Not correct colors.
[COLOR REVISION]: Corrects colors stored in memory.
Colors not stored in memory (displayed in black and white when
[COLOR EXTRACT] is set) will not be corrected.
[COLOR EXTRACT]: Displays areas in colors that are stored in the
memory.
The other areas are displayed in black and white. You can use this
function to add effects to your movies or to confirm the colors to be
stored in the memory.
MEMORY
SELECTION
Selects a memory to enable.
[1]: Enable memory 1 only.
[2]: Enable memory 2 only.
[1&2]: Enable both memory 1 and 2.
Description and settings
MEMORY1 COLOR
Sets the color stored in Memory 1.
[PHASE]: Sets color phase.
0 (purple) to 8 (red) to 16 (yellow) to 24 (green) to 31 (blue)
[PHASE RANGE]: Sets color phase range.
0 (no color selection), 1 (narrow: to select only a single color) to 31
(wide: to select multiple colors in similar color phase)
[SATURATION]: Sets saturation.
0 (to select from light colors to dark colors) to 31 (to select dark color)
[ONE PUSH SET]: Automatically sets [PHASE] for a subject at the
center of the marker. [SATURATION] is set to 0.
MEMORY1
REVISION
Corrects the color in Memory 1.
[PHASE]: Corrects the phase of the color in Memory 1.
–15 to +15 (0 for no correction.)
[SATURATION]: Corrects the saturation of the color in Memory 1.
–15 to +15 (0 for no correction.)
MEMORY2 COLOR
Sets colors stored in Memory 2.
See [MEMORY1 COLOR] for description and settings.
MEMORY2
REVISION
Corrects colors in Memory 2.
See [MEMORY1 REVISION] for description and settings.
Recording
Item
z Tips
• Setting both memories to the same setting doubles the color correction effect.
• The settings of [COLOR CORRECTION] will be retained even if the power is turned off. However, if
you want to correct colors that may change according to time of the day, weather, location, etc., it is
recommended that you set [COLOR CORRECTION] again prior to recording.
• If you change the white balance value or the settings of [WB SHIFT], [SATURATION] or [COLOR
PHASE] of the picture profile, the settings of [PHASE RANGE] and [PHASE] of the selected memory
will change. When you change the white balance value or the settings of the above picture profile items
after you have set [PHASE RANGE] and [PHASE], check the settings of [COLOR CORRECTION] prior
to recording.
• During the automatic white balance adjustment, the white balance value automatically varies according to
the lighting conditions of your recording environment. Manual white balance adjustment is recommended
when you use [COLOR CORRECTION].
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Useful functions (Continued)
WB SHIFT
To set items for the white balance shift.
Items you can adjust differ depending on the filter type.
Item
Description and settings
[FILTER TYPE]
Selects a color filter type for the white balance shift.
[LB-CC] : Film type (color conversion and correction)
[R-B]
: Video type (correction of R and B levels)
[LB[COLOR TEMP]]
Sets a color temperature offset value.
–9 (bluish) to +9 (reddish)
[CC[MG/GR]]
Sets a color correct offset value.
–9 (greenish) to +9 (magentish)
[R GAIN]
Sets an R level.
–9 (low R level) to +9 (high R level)
[B GAIN]
Sets a B level.
–9 (low B level) to +9 (high B level)
DETAIL
To set items for the detail.
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Item
Description and settings
[LEVEL]
Sets the detail level.
–7 to +7
[MANUAL SET]
[ON/OFF]
: Turns on and off the manual detail
adjustment.
Set to [ON] to enable the manual detail
adjustment (automatic optimization will not
be performed).
[V/H BALANCE]
: Sets the vertical (V) and horizontal (H)
balance of DETAIL.
–2 (off to the vertical (V) side) to +2 (off to
the horizontal (H) side)
[B/W BALANCE]
: Selects the balance of the lower DETAIL (B)
and the upper DETAIL (W).
TYPE1 (off to the lower DETAIL (B) side) to
TYPE5 (off to the upper DETAIL (W) side)
[LIMIT]
: Sets the limit level of DETAIL.
0 (Low limit level: likely to be limited) to 7
(High limit level: not likely to be limited)
[CRISPENING]
: Sets the crispening level.
0 (shallow crispening level) to 7 (deep
crispening level)
[HI-LIGHT DETAIL] : Sets the DETAIL level in the high intensity
areas.
0 to 4
COPY
To copy the settings of the picture profile to
another picture profile number.
RESET
To reset the picture profile to the default
setting.
To copy the picture profile setting to
another picture profile number
1 Press the MENU button.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, then
select [SETTING] t [COPY].
4 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
the picture profile number of the
destination, then press the button again.
5 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, then
select [YES] t [
RETURN] t
[OK].
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
[PRESET], then press the button again.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
the first two digits, then press the button
again. You can set the time code within
the following range.
When [60i] is selected:
00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:29
• When setting 24p, you can set the last 2 time
code digits of the frames in multiples of 4,
between 0 and 23.
When [50i] is selected:
00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:24
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3 .
5 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
[OK], then press the button again.
To reset the time code
To reset the picture profile settings
Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Setting the
time code” to reset the time code
(00:00:00:00).
You can reset the picture profile settings by
each picture profile number. You cannot
reset all picture profile settings at once.
To reset the time code using the
Wireless Remote Commander
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[PICTURE PROFILE] t the desired
picture profile number using the V/v /B/
b /SET button, then press the button
again.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, then
select [SETTING] t [RESET] t
[YES] t [
RETURN] t [OK].
Setting time data
Recording
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t
[PICTURE PROFILE] t the desired
picture profile number using the V/v /B/
b /SET button, then press the button
again.
Setting the time code
1 Press the MENU button, press the V/v /
B/b /SET button and select
(TC/
UB SET) t [TC PRESET], then press
the button again.
You can reset the time code (00:00:00:00)
also by pressing the TC RESET button on
the Wireless Remote Commander.
Setting the user bits
1 Press the MENU button, press the V/v /
B/b /SET button and select
(TC/
UB SET) t [UB PRESET], then press
the button again.
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
[PRESET], then press the button again.
The camcorder records movies
accompanied by time data, such as time
code and user bit.
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3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
the first two digits, then press the button
again.
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3 .
5 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button, select
[OK], then press the button again.
To reset the user bits
Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Setting the
user bits” to reset the user bits (00 00 00
00).
Slow-motion recording at high
frame rate (HFR)
You can use slow-motion recording at high
frame rate (HFR) in XAVC HD.
Playback speed
The playback speeds based on the recording
format are as follows.
120
1080/24p
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t [S&Q
MOTION] t [HIGH FRAME RATE]
t ON with the V/v /B/b /SET button
B .
3 Select [REC FORMAT].
When [60i] is selected
REC
MEDIA
Preparation
1 Press the MENU button A .
4 Select a recording format.
1080/30p
(Default setting in bold)
1080/60p
20% slow 25% slow 50% slow
When [50i] is selected
REC
MEDIA
1080/25p
1080/50p
100
25% slow
50% slow
60i
50i
1080/60p 50Mbps
1080/50p 50Mbps
1080/30p 25Mbps
1080/25p 25Mbps
1080/24p 25Mbps
–
The frame rate is fixed to the following value.
When [60i] is selected: 120
When [50i] is selected: 100
For details about shooting, see “Recording
with the Slow & Quick Motion function”
(p. 58).
Recording with the Slow &
Quick Motion function
By recording with a frame rate that is
different from the playback frame rate, you
can record images to be played back as
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slow motion or quick motion images. The
images recorded with the Slow & Quick
Motion function will appear smoother than
slow or fast-forward playback of images
recorded at normal speed.
MPEG HD 422/MPEG HD 420
When [60i] is selected
REC FORMAT
REC
MEDIA
1080/24p
1080/30p
30
80% slow
The playback speeds based on the recording
format and frame rate setting are as follows.
100%
(standard)
15
160% quick
200% quick
8
300% quick
375% quick
XAVC HD/AVCHD
4
600% quick
750% quick
When [60i] is selected
2
1200% quick
1500% quick
1
2400% quick
3000% quick
REC
MEDIA
REC FORMAT
1080/24p
1080/30p
1080/60p
60
40% slow 50% slow 100%
(standard)
30
80% slow 100%
200%
(standard) quick
15
160%
quick
200%
quick
8
300%
quick
When [50i] is selected
REC MEDIA
REC FORMAT
1080/25p
25
100% (standard)
400%
quick
12
208% quick
375%
quick
750%
quick
6
417% quick
3
833% quick
750%
quick
1500%
quick
2
1250% quick
4
600%
quick
1
2500% quick
2
1200%
quick
1500%
quick
3000%
quick
1
2400%
quick
3000%
quick
6000%
quick
When [50i] is selected
REC
MEDIA
REC FORMAT
1080/25p
1080/50p
50% slow
100%
(standard)
25
100%
(standard)
200% quick
12
208% quick
417% quick
6
417% quick
833% quick
3
833% quick
1667% quick
2
1250% quick
2500% quick
1
2500% quick
5000% quick
50
Recording
Playback speed
b Notes
• You cannot use the Slow & Quick Motion
function with XAVC QFHD.
• For details about the recording media that can
used to record with Slow & Quick Motion, see
page 27.
• When recording with the Quick Motion
recording function, your camcorder may
continue recording for some time
(approximately 30 seconds at most) after you
press the button to stop recording. Do not
operate your camcorder while the [REC]
indicator is flashing on the screen, and wait till it
turns to [STBY].
• After you press the button to stop recording,
your camcorder continues recording till it
completes writing of the minimum unit of data
(0.5 seconds of replay time).
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Useful functions (Continued)
60i
50i
1080/24p 35Mbps
–
MPEG HD 422
(Default setting in bold)
60i
50i
1080/30p 50Mbps
1080/25p 50Mbps
1080/24p 50Mbps
–
MPEG HD 420
(Default setting in bold)
60i
50i
1080/30p HQ
1080/25p HQ
1080/24p HQ
–
AVCHD
(Default setting in bold)
60i
Preparation
You must set the recording format and
frame rate.
1 Press the MENU button A .
1080/60p PS
1080/50p PS
1080/30p FX
1080/25p FX
1080/30p FH
1080/25p FH
1080/24p FX
–
1080/24p FH
–
4 Select [REC MEDIA] with the V/v /B/
b /SET button B , and set the desired
frame rate.
(Default setting in bold)
2 Select
(CAMERA SET) t [S&Q
MOTION] t [REC FORMAT] with
the V/v /B/b /SET button B .
60i
50i
60fps*
50fps*
3 Select a recording format.
30fps
25fps
15fps
12fps
8fps
6fps
4fps
3fps
2fps
2fps
1fps
1fps
XAVC HD
(Default setting in bold)
60i
50i
1080/60p 50Mbps
1080/50p 50Mbps
1080/60p 35Mbps
1080/50p 35Mbps
1080/30p 50Mbps
1080/25p 50Mbps
1080/30p 35Mbps
1080/25p 35Mbps
1080/24p 50Mbps
60
50i
–
* 60fps and 50fps cannot be selected in MPEG
HD 422/MPEG HD 420.
5 Select [
RETURN].
Recording in Slow & Quick Motion
mode
1 Select
(CAMERA SET) t [S&Q
MOTION] t [EXECUTE] with the V/
v /B/b /SET button B or press the
ASSIGN3/S&Q button C .
2 Press the START/STOP button D .
Slow & Quick Motion recording starts.
Reviewing the most recently
recorded scene (Last Scene
Review)
You can review the most recently recorded
scene on the LCD screen.
[LAST SCENE REVIEW] is assigned to
the ASSIGN4/LAST SCENE button
(p. 62).
To stop Slow & Quick Motion
recording
ASSIGN4/LAST SCENE
button
Recording
Press the START/STOP button D .
To change the frame rate setting
Hold the ASSIGN button down for about 1
second, than change the value with the V/v /
B/b /SET button B .
Holding the ASSIGN button down again
for about 1 second restores the previous
setting.
To cancel Slow & Quick Motion
recording
After you stop recording, press the
ASSIGN4/LAST SCENE button.
Press the ASSIGN button or the MENU
button A during standby.
The camcorder plays from the start to the
end of the most recently recorded scene,
then returns to standby mode.
b Notes
• When you are recording with a slow frame rate,
the camcorder may continue recording for a few
more seconds after you press the START/STOP
button to stop recording.
• You cannot change the frame rate during Slow
& Quick Motion recording. To change the frame
rate, stop current Slow & Quick Motion
recording.
• The time code is recorded in [REC RUN] mode
during Slow & Quick Motion recording
(p. 110).
• Slow & Quick Motion mode is automatically
canceled when the camcorder is turned off, but
the frame rate setting is retained.
• You cannot record sound during Slow & Quick
Motion recording.
• You cannot use the Slow & Quick Motion
function for the simultaneous recording.
• You cannot use the Slow & Quick Motion
function when FULL AUTO is turned on.
To stop reviewing the last scene
Press the ASSIGN4/LAST SCENE button
during playback. The camcorder returns to
standby mode.
b Note
• If you edit the movie or remove the recording
media after you stop recording, the Last Scene
Review function may not work correctly.
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Assigning functions to the ASSIGN buttons
Some functions can be assigned to the
ASSIGN buttons.
You can assign a single function to each of
the ASSIGN1 to 6 buttons.
See “Menu items” (p. 99) on the function of
each item.
Default function of each ASSIGN
button
• ASSIGN1: WB SET (p. 44)
• ASSIGN2: STATUS CHECK (p. 69)
• ASSIGN3: S&Q MOTION (p. 58)
• ASSIGN4: LAST SCENE REVIEW
(p. 61)
• ASSIGN5: FOCUS MAGNIFIER (p. 34)
• ASSIGN6: VF/LCD PANEL (p. 109)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CAMERA DATA DISPLAY (p. 108)
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY (p. 109)
DATA CODE (p. 109)
VF/LCD PANEL (p. 109)
TC/UB DISPLAY (p. 110)
SMARTPHONE CONNECT (p. 78)
STREAMING (p. 87)
STREAM OPERATION (p. 88)
FTP TRANSFER (p. 89)
STATUS CHECK (p. 69)
REC LAMP (p. 113)
THUMBNAIL (p. 64)
Functions you can assign to the
ASSIGN buttons
• – (no function)
• LOW LUX (p. 49)
• FOCUS MAGNIFIER (p. 34)
• LAST SCENE REVIEW (p. 61)
• WHT BAL (p. 43)
• WB PRESET (p. 99)
• WB SET (p. 44)
• AE SHIFT (p. 99)
• D. EXTENDER (p. 99)
• STEADYSHOT (p. 100)
• S&Q MOTION (p. 58)
• AUTO MODE SET (p. 48)
• SCENE SELECTION SET (p. 48)
• NIGHTSHOT (p. 49)
• IRIS PUSH AUTO (p. 41)
• FACE DETECTION (p. 35)
• COLOR BAR (p. 102)
• MENU (p. 98)
• PICTURE PROFILE (p. 50)
• VOLUME (p. 104)
• HISTOGRAM (p. 107)
• ZEBRA (p. 107)
• PEAKING (p. 107)
• MARKER (p. 108)
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ASSIGN6 button
ASSIGN1 to 3
buttons
ASSIGN4 button
ASSIGN5 button
1 Press the MENU button A .
2 Select
(OTHERS) t [ASSIGN
BUTTON] with the V/v /B/b /SET
button B .
Recording
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button B
,
select the ASSIGN button that
you want to set, then press the
button again.
4 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button B
,
select the function that you want
to assign, then press the button
again.
5 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button B
,
select [OK], then press the button
again.
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Playback
Playback
THUMBNAIL button
Playback
1 Open the LCD panel.
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2 Press the THUMBNAIL button.
The THUMBNAIL screen appears after a few seconds.
Memory card
Playback mode
Back
Thumbnails
Next
Current movie data
(p. 66)
Proxy recording (p. 39) icon
Protected (p. 94) icon
Playback
• You can turn on or off the date and time display on the thumbnails by pressing the DISPLAY button.
• Icons may also be displayed on thumbnails.
3 Play a movie.
1 Select the memory card you want to play using the V/v /B/b /SET button, then press the SET
button
: Memory card A
: Memory card B
2 Select the playback mode using the V/v /B/b /SET buttons.
Playback mode
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Playback (Continued)
3 Select the thumbnail you want to play using the V/v /B/b buttons, and press the SET button.
Selecting the thumbnail will show information about the movie in the lower part of the LCD
screen.
Date and time of recording started
Resolution
Frame rate
Recording mode
Recording time
Time code of recording started
Time code will not be displayed correctly when you play back a memory card with no
time code, or a memory card with time code that your camcorder does not support.
G DOLBY DIGITAL recording
Displayed when audio is recorded in Dolby Digital format.
A
B
C
D
E
F
•i
appears with the movie that has been most recently played back or recorded. Selecting it will
continue playback from the previous time.
Playback starts.
Stop
Next
Back
Slow/Fast forward
Slow/Fast reverse
Play/Pause
z Tips
• When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the THUMBNAIL
screen.
• Select
/
during pause to play back movies slowly.
• The playback speed increases based on the number of times that you select / .
To adjust the volume
Press the MENU button and select
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(AUDIO SET) t
[VOLUME] to adjust the volume.
To return to recording mode
Press the THUMBNAIL button.
On playing back movies
• Movies recorded using this camcorder may not be played back normally on devices other than this
camcorder. Also, movies recorded on other devices may not play back properly on this camcorder.
Playback
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Changing/checking the settings in your
camcorder
Displaying recording data (Data
Code)
You can display information, including
date, time and camera data automatically
stored during recording on the screen
during playback.
Select
(DISPLAY SET) t DATA
CODE and choose the data that you
want to display, or press the ASSIGN
button to which the DATA CODE
function is assigned, during
playback or pause.
The screen changes in the order, date and
time display t camera data display t no
display with each press of the button.
Changing the screen display
You can display information such as time
code, etc., on the image.
Press the DISPLAY button B .
The screen indicators turn on (displayed)
y off (not displayed) each time you press
the button. In recording mode, the screen
changes in the order, detailed display t
simple display t no display with each
press of the button.
A White balance
appears during the playback of
movies recorded with [MANU WB
TEMP].
B Shutter speed
C Iris
D Gain
z Tip
• You can display the screen indicators during
playback on a TV by setting [DISPLAY
OUTPUT] to [ALL OUTPUT] (p. 109).
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E Exposure
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with the iris, gain, and
shutter speed automatically adjusted.
appears during playback of the
movie recorded with the iris, gain, and
shutter speed manually adjusted.
F Camera shake correction (Steady Shot)
• Battery Info
You can check the remaining capacity of
the attached battery.
b Notes
• Data code is not recorded in XAVC QFHD,
XAVC HD, and MPEG HD modes.
• When you play back the memory card on other
devices, the camera data may be displayed
incorrectly. Confirm the correct camera data on
your camcorder.
Checking the settings in your
camcorder (Status Check)
• Record button setup
You can check the record button setting.
1 Press the ASSIGN2/STATUS
button A .
Playback
You can check the settings of the following
items.
– Audio setup (p. 104)
– Output signal setup (p. 103)
– Functions assigned to the ASSIGN
buttons (p. 62)
– Camera setup (p. 99)
– Record button setup (p. 32)
– Memory card information
– Battery information
[STATUS CHECK] is assigned to the
ASSIGN2/STATUS button A (p. 62).
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button C
to display the items.
Switches in the order AUDIO t
OUTPUT t ASSIGN t CAMERA
t REC BUTTON SET t MEDIA
INFO t BATTERY INFO.
• Memory card information
You can check the estimated used and free
spaces.
Setup items are displayed according to
the settings of the camcorder when it is
turned on.
To hide the display
Press the ASSIGN2/STATUS button A .
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Connecting to a monitor or a TV
Playback image quality depends on the type of monitor or TV, or the jacks used to make the
connection.
SDI cable (sold separately)
To SDI input jack
To video input jack
Video cable (sold separately)
To audio input jack
Audio cable (sold separately)
To HDMI input jack
HDMI cable (sold separately)
To video input jack
AV cable (sold separately)
To audio input jack
Signal flow
b Notes
• Video signals cannot be output from the output jacks above simultaneously.
• The output resolution of VIDEO OUT is 480i for 60i models, and 576i 50i models.
z Tip
• VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT are integrated into the Multi/Micro USB jack. To connect to the video
input or audio input jack of a monitor or TV, use an AV cable (sold separately). The VMC-15MR2 is
recommended.
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Selecting jacks for external output
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(REC/OUT SET) t [VIDEO OUT] t [OUTPUT SELECT] t
[OUTPUT SELECT] t desired output destination with the V/v /B/b /SET
button.
b Notes
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Playback
• It is recommended that you use an authorized cable with HDMI logo or a Sony HDMI cable.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are
recorded in the movies.
• Images and sounds may not be reproduced correctly on some monitors or TVs.
• Do not connect the output jacks of the camcorder with the output jacks of the monitor or TV. A
malfunction may be caused.
• If you display the edit screen while outputting signals to a monitor or TV, the menu may not be displayed
correctly.
• This camcorder is not compatible with “BRAVIA” sync.
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Connecting to a monitor or a TV (Continued)
Output signal formats
The signal format of the outputs from the SDI OUT jack, HDMI OUT jack, and multi/micro
USB jack is shown below.
SDI OUT/HDMI OUT output format (when [60i] is selected)
XAVC QFHD
–: Independent of set value
Menu item
Recording format
SDI/HDMI
24p/30p
REC/OUT SET>
REC SET>
REC FORMAT
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
SDI/HDMI
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
24p/30p
2160/24p
2160p/1080p/480i
SDI OUT output
signal format
HDMI OUT output
signal format
24p/30p *1
1080/24p
2160/24p
24PsF/30PsF *1
1080/24psf
60p(Pull Down) *1
1080/60p
–
720/60p
24p/30p
1080/24p
24PsF/30PsF
1080/24psf
60p(Pull Down)
1080/60p
–
720/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
1080/60i
480p
No output
480/60p
480i
480/60i
480/60i
2160p/720p/480i
2160p/1080i/480i
1080p/480i
720p/480i
1080i/480i
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1080/60i
During
recording: 1080/
24p
During
playback: 1080/
60p
1080/60p
Menu item
Recording format
SDI/HDMI
24p/30p
REC/OUT SET>
REC SET>
REC FORMAT
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
SDI/HDMI
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
24p/30p
2160/30p
2160p/1080p/480i
2160p/720p/480i
2160/30p
24p/30p *1
1080/30p
1080/30psf
60P(Pull Down) *1
1080/60p
–
720/60p
24p/30p *1
1080/30p
24PsF/30PsF *1
1080/30psf
60p(Pull Down) *1
1080/60p
1080/60i
–
720/60p
1080/60p
720/60p
1080i/480i
1080/60i
1080/60i
480p
No output
480/60p
480i
480/60i
480/60i
Playback
720p/480i
HDMI OUT output
signal format
24PsF/30PsF *1
2160p/1080i/480i
1080p/480i
SDI OUT output
signal format
*1 HDMI OUT is independent of set value.
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Connecting to a monitor or a TV (Continued)
XAVC HD/MPEG HD 422/MPEG HD 420/AVCHD
–: Independent of set value
Menu item
Recording format
SDI/HDMI
24p/30p
REC/OUT SET>
REC SET>
REC FORMAT
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
SDI/HDMI
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
24p/30p
1080/24p
2160p/1080p/480i
During
recording: 1080/
24p
During
playback: 1080/
60p
24p/30p
1080/24p
1080/24psf
60p(Pull Down)
1080/60p
1080/60p
–
720/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
1080/60i
24p/30p
1080/24p
24PsF/30PsF
1080/24psf
During
recording: 1080/
24p
During
playback: 1080/
60p
60p(Pull Down)
1080/60p
–
720/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
1080/60i
480p
No output
480/60p
480i
480/60i
480/60i
24p/30p *1
1080/30p
1080/60p
24PsF/30PsF *1
1080/30psf
2160p/1080i/480i
1080p/480i
720p/480i
1080i/480i
2160p/1080p/480i
2160p/720p/480i
60p(Pull Down) *1
1080/60p
–
720/60p
2160p/1080i/480i
1080p/480i
720p/480i
1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
1080/60i
24p/30p *1
1080/30p
1080/60p
24PsF/30PsF *1
1080/30psf
60p(Pull Down) *1
1080/60p
720/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
1080/60i
480p
No output
480/60p
480i
480/60i
480/60i
1080i/480i
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HDMI OUT output
signal format
24PsF/30PsF
2160p/720p/480i
1080/30p
SDI OUT output
signal format
–
Menu item
Recording format
SDI/HDMI
24p/30p
REC/OUT SET>
REC SET>
REC FORMAT
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
SDI/HDMI
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
24p/30p
1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
1080/60i (1440)
2160p/1080p/480i
–
SDI OUT output
signal format
HDMI OUT output
signal format
1080/60p
720/60p
720/60p
2160p/1080i/480i
1080/60i
1080/60i
1080p/480i
1080/60p
1080/60p
720p/480i
720/60p
720/60p
1080i/480i
1080/60i
1080/60i
480p
No output
480/60p
480i
480/60i
480/60i
* HDMI OUT is independent of set value.
1
Multi/micro USB jack output format (when [60i] is selected)
Playback
1080/60p
2160p/720p/480i
Output is always 480/60i.
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Connecting to a monitor or a TV (Continued)
SDI OUT/HDMI OUT output format (when [50i] is selected)
XAVC QFHD
–: Independent of set value
Menu item
Recording format
SDI/HDMI
50p
REC/OUT SET>
REC SET>
REC FORMAT
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
SDI/HDMI
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
50p
2160/25p
2160p/1080p/576i
2160p/720p/576i
SDI OUT output
signal format
HDMI OUT output
signal format
25p *1
1080/25p
2160/25p
25PsF *1
1080/25psf
50p(Pull Down) *1
1080/50p
–
720/50p
2160p/1080i/576i
1080p/576i
720p/576i
1080/25p
25PsF *1
1080/25psf
50p(Pull Down) *1
1080/50p
720/50p
720/50p
1080/50i
576p
No output
576/50p
576i
576/50i
576/50i
*1 HDMI OUT is independent of set value.
–
1080/50p
1080/50i
1080i/576i
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1080/50i
25p *1
XAVC HD/MPEG HD 422/MPEG HD 420/AVCHD
–: Independent of set value
Menu item
Recording format
SDI/HDMI
50p
REC/OUT SET>
REC SET>
REC FORMAT
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
SDI/HDMI
REC/OUT SET>
VIDEO OUT>
50p
1080/25p
2160p/1080p/576i
2160p/720p/576i
1080/25p
1080/25psf
50p(Pull Down) *1
1080/50p
–
720/50p
720/50p
1080/50i
1080/50i
25p *1
1080/25p
1080/50p
25PsF *1
1080/25psf
50p(Pull Down) *1
1080/50p
–
720/50p
720/50p
1080i/576i
1080/50i
1080/50i
576p
No output
576/50p
576i
1080/50p
720/50p
1080/50i
1080/50i (1440)
1080/50p
25p *1
576/50i
576/50i
1080/50p
1080/50p
2160p/720p/576i
720/50p
720/50p
2160p/1080i/576i
1080/50i
1080/50i
1080p/576i
1080/50p
1080/50p
720p/576i
720/50p
720/50p
1080i/576i
1080/50i
1080/50i
576p
No output
576/50p
576i
576/50i
576/50i
2160p/1080p/576i
–
Playback
720p/576i
HDMI OUT output
signal format
25PsF *1
2160p/1080i/576i
1080p/576i
SDI OUT output
signal format
*1 HDMI OUT is independent of set value.
Multi/micro USB jack output format (when [50i] is selected)
Output is always 576/50i.
Output in Slow & Quick Motion mode
In Slow & Quick Motion mode (including High Frame Rate), the output is 60p or 60i (when
[60i] is selected), or 50p or 50i (when [50i] is selected).
For MPEG HD 422/420, the output for the 30p (25p)/30PsF (25PsF) setting is 30p (25p)/
30PsF (25PsF).
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Using Network Functions
Using with a Smartphone
The Wi-Fi function of the camcorder
enables you to operate the camcorder
remotely by a smartphone.
You need iOS 7.0 or later.
• You cannot use NFC One-touch when you use
iOS.
b Notes
Downloading “Content Browser
Mobile”
To use a smartphone as a remote control for
the camcorder, you need to install the
dedicated “Content Browser Mobile”
application on your smartphone. If it is
already installed on your smartphone,
update it to the latest version.
Android OS
Search for “Content Browser Mobile” in Google
Play, then install it.
• You need an NFC-compatible smartphone or
tablet computer in order to use the NFC Onetouch function of the camcorder.
• Proper operation of the Wi-Fi function detailed
in this manual is not guaranteed for all
smartphones or tablet computers.
• Operations and screen displays of the
application may be subject to change without
notice by future upgrades.
Using a smartphone as a remote
controller
You can control some of the camcorder’s
shooting functions remotely with a
smartphone.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[CTRL W/SMARTPHONE] with the
V/v /B/b /SET button.
• You need Android 4.1 or later when you use the
NFC One-touch.
• Google Play may not be supported depending
on the country or region. In this case, search for
“Content Browser Mobile” on the Internet, then
install it.
iOS
Search for “Content Browser Mobile” in the App
Store, then install it.
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3 Connect the smartphone to the
camcorder, using the information
that appears on the screen when
the camcorder is ready to be
connected.
The connection method will depend on
the type of smartphone.
Android device with NFC function:
page 79
Android: page 80
iPhone/iPad: page 81
z Tip
• You can assign [SMARTPHONE CONNECT]
to an ASSIGN button.
You can start [CTRL W/SMARTPHONE] by
pressing that ASSIGN button when the shooting
screen is displayed (p. 62).
Functions that can be controlled using
[CTRL W/SMARTPHONE]
4 Operate the camcorder using
“Content Browser Mobile”
installed on the smartphone.
Setting button
b Note
• You cannot perform other operations during
touch focus.
Connecting the camcorder to an
Android smartphone equipped
with the NFC function using
One-touch
1 Select [Settings] on the
Using Network Functions
For details on how to operate “Content
Browser Mobile” after it starts, refer to
the Help section in “Content Browser
Mobile”.
• Recording start/stop
• Touch focus
– Available when using manual focus.
• Zoom
• Iris adjustment
smartphone, then select [More…]
and place a check mark next to
[NFC].
Iris, Focus, and
Zoom buttons
Start/stop button
b Notes
• Live view images may not be displayed
smoothly, depending on the smartphone
performance and/or transmission conditions.
• Movies cannot be recorded on a smartphone.
• For details about usage restrictions, see
“Function limitations when recording” (p. 129).
2 Set the camcorder to the shooting
mode.
You can use the NFC function only
when
(N mark) is displayed on the
screen.
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Using with a Smartphone (Continued)
3 Touch the smartphone on the
camcorder.
The smartphone connects to the
camcorder, and “Content Browser
Mobile” is activated.
[CTRL W/SMARTPHONE] starts on
the camcorder.
z Tips
• Cancel the sleep mode and screen lock of the
smartphone beforehand.
• Continue to touch (1 second-2 seconds) on the
camcorder without moving, until “Content
Browser Mobile” starts up.
• While [CTRL W/SMARTPHONE] is activated,
only the START/STOP button and handle
record button are available on the camcorder.
• The smartphone cannot be connected to the
camcorder when [AIRPLANE MODE] is set to
[ON]. Set [AIRPLANE MODE] to [OFF]
(p. 111).
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Connecting without using the
NFC function (Android)
1 Select [Settings] on your
smartphone, then select [Wi-Fi]
and the SSID (displayed on the
camcorder).
2 Input the password displayed on
the camcorder (first time only).
3 Confirm connection to the SSID
displayed on the camcorder.
Connecting without using the
NFC function (iPhone/iPad)
1 Select [Settings] on the iPhone or
iPad, then select [Wi-Fi] and the
SSID (displayed on the
camcorder).
z Tip
4 Return to the Home screen, then
start “Content Browser Mobile.”
2 Input the password displayed on
the camcorder (first time only).
Continued ,
Using Network Functions
• The next time that you want to connect to
the camcorder, select the camcorder in the
device list in the Connect menu, and select
[Connect].
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Using with a Smartphone
(Continued)
Configuring a wireless
LAN
3 Confirm connection to the SSID
You can connect the camcorder to a
network using a wireless LAN.
displayed on the camcorder.
Selecting and registering an
access point
You can connect the camcorder and an
access point using a wireless LAN.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
4 Return to the Home screen, then
start “Content Browser Mobile.”
(NETWORK SET) t
[Wi-Fi SET] t [ACCESS POINT
SET] with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
After a short delay, a list of access
points that can be connected is
displayed.
3 Select an access point to register.
If an access point you want to register is
not displayed, select [Manual setting]
and configure settings manually (p. 84).
4 Enter the password, and select
[Next].
Password entry is not required for
access points that do not display
.
5 Configure the access point
settings.
IP address
Select the IP address configuration
method.
When [Manual] is selected, enter the IP
address configuration items displayed
on the screen, and select [OK].
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Priority Connection
Select whether to configure connection
priority for access points.
z Tip
• Selecting [DNS server setting] on the IP
ADDRESS SET screen will display the DNS
server setting screen.
4 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[Wi-Fi SET] t [WPS] with the V/v /
B/b /SET button.
• After a short delay, the following
screen appears.
6 Select [Register].
• Connection to the access point is
initiated.
• [Registered.] appears when the access
point is registered successfully. The
SSID of the registered access point is
also displayed.
t
, and press the
MENU button to close the menu
screen.
Registering an access point
using the WPS function
You can register an access point quickly if
the access point supports the WPS function.
1 Turn on the access point.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
3 Press the MENU button.
access point within the next two
minutes.
• For details about the WPS button
function, refer to the manual for the
access point.
• Connection to the access point is
initiated.
• [Registered.] appears when the access
point is registered successfully. The
SSID of the registered access point is
also displayed.
• A message is displayed on the screen
if the access point could not be
connected. Select [OK], then repeat
the procedure after selecting [WPS] in
step 4.
Using Network Functions
7 Select
5 Press the WPS button of the
6 Select
t
, and press the
MENU button to close the menu
screen.
b Notes
• For details about the functions and settings
supported by your access point, refer to the
manual for the access point or contact the access
point administrator.
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Configuring a wireless LAN (Continued)
• The camcorder and access point may not
connect or the distance between them for
successful communication may be short,
depending on the surrounding environment,
such as obstacles and walls, and the radio wave
conditions. Move the camcorder or otherwise
reduce the distance between the camcorder and
the access point.
Registering an access point
using the WPS PIN method
You can register an access point by entering
the PIN code of the access point.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[Wi-Fi SET] t [ACCESS POINT
SET] with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
After a short delay, a list of access
points that can be connected is
displayed.
3 Select [Manual setting] t
[WPS
PIN].
z Tip
• If ten access points have been registered in the
camcorder, another access point cannot be
registered and a message appears. Select
[Delete], and delete any access points that are no
longer required.
4 Enter the PIN code displayed on
the camcorder screen, within two
minutes, to the access point to
which to connect.
• Connection to the access point is
initiated.
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• [Registered.] appears when the access
point is registered successfully. The
SSID of the registered access point is
also displayed.
5 Select
t
, and press the
MENU button to close the menu
screen.
b Notes
• For details about the functions and settings
supported by your access point, refer to the
manual for the access point or contact the access
point administrator.
• The camcorder and access point may not
connect or the distance between them for
successful communication may be short,
depending on the surrounding environment,
such as obstacles and walls, and the radio wave
conditions. Move the camcorder or otherwise
reduce the distance between the camcorder and
the access point.
Registering an access point
manually
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[Wi-Fi SET] t [ACCESS POINT
SET] with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
After a short delay, a list of access
points that can be connected is
displayed.
3 Select [Manual setting] t
[Manual regist.].
b Note
• If ten access points have been registered in the
camcorder, another access point cannot be
registered and a message appears. Select
[Delete], and delete any access points that are no
longer required.
4 Enter the SSID on the displayed
8 Select
t
, and press the
MENU button to close the menu
screen.
Changing the device name
screen, and select [Next].
5 Select the security method.
If [WEP] or [WPS] is displayed, enter
the password on the displayed screen,
and select [Next].
settings.
IP address
Select the IP address configuration
method.
When [Manual] is selected, enter the IP
address configuration items displayed
on the screen, and select [OK].
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[Wi-Fi SET] t [EDIT DEVICE
NAME] with the V/v /B/b /SET
button.
“Wi-Fi Direct” and other devices
appear.
To rename a device, use the following
procedure to enter a name from the
keyboard.
How to use the keyboard
Using Network Functions
6 Configure the access point
1 Press the MENU button.
Priority Connection
Select whether to configure connection
priority for access points.
z Tip
• Selecting [DNS server setting] on the IP
ADDRESS SET screen will display the DNS
server setting screen.
7 Select [Register].
• Connection to the access point is
initiated.
• [Registered.] appears when the access
point is registered successfully. The
SSID of the registered access point is
also displayed.
Screen items
Functions
1 Switch
character type
Characters switch between
alphabetical letters,
numerals and symbols.
2 Keyboard
Characters are displayed
in the order they are
selected.
3 Space
Enters a space.
4 Input box
Entered characters are
displayed.
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Configuring a wireless LAN
(Continued)
Configuring a wired
LAN
Screen items
Functions
5 Move cursor
Moves the cursor in the
input box to the left or
right
You can connect the camcorder to a
network using a wired LAN.
6 Delete
Deletes the character
preceding the cursor
7
Switches between
uppercase and lowercase
alphabetical letters
8 OK
Confirms an input
operation
VMC-UAM2 (sold
separately)
To cancel character input midway, press
.
USB-RJ45 adaptor
(supplied with the CBKNA1 Network Adaptor Kit)
Router
Internet
b Note
• Turn the power off before attaching or removing
the VMC-UAM2 and USB-RJ45 adaptor.
1 Attach the VMC-UAM2 (sold
separately) to the multi/micro
USB jack on the camcorder.
2 Attach a USB-RJ45 adaptor (sold
separately) to the VMC-UAM2,
and then connect to the router
using a LAN cable.
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Using the streaming
function (STREAMING)
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[WIRED LAN SET] t [IP
ADDRESS SET] with the V/v /B/b /
SET button.
5 Configure the access point
settings.
IP address
Select the IP address configuration
method.
z Tip
• Selecting [DNS server setting] on the IP
ADDRESS SET screen will display the DNS
server setting screen.
Streaming formats
There are limitations on the size of the
original file movie and the streaming move.
For details, see “Streaming supported
formats” (p. 132).
Configuring streaming (preset
registration)
You configure streaming settings and
register them using PRESET beforehand to
distribute a stream using those settings.
The following items can be configured.
SIZE
Select the image size for streaming.
– 1280×720
– 640×360
z Tip
• Select a size of “640×360” for increased
streaming distribution stability.
Using Network Functions
When [Manual] is selected, enter the IP
address configuration items displayed
on the screen, and select [OK].
You can connect the camcorder to a
network and stream a movie in real-time to
external devices.
DESTINATION SET
Configure the streaming distribution
destination.
– Host Name: IP address or host name of the
receiver
– Port: Port number used for streaming on the
receiver
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[STREAMING] t desired
PRESET number t configuration
item with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
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Using the streaming function (STREAMING) (Continued)
3 Select/set the setting value.
4 Press the MENU button to return
to the shooting screen.
Streaming distribution
You can distribute a stream of the movie,
while shooting, using the connected
network.
1 Check that the network
connection settings are
successful (p. 82).
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[STREAMING] t [EXECUTE] t
network connection method.
• The network connection starts.
4 Press the THUMBNAIL button to
start streaming distribution.
• The screen icon changes to
.
5 Press the THUMBNAIL button
again to stop streaming
distribution.
z Tips
• You can assign [STREAMING] to an ASSIGN
button (p. 62). Pressing the ASSIGN button
with the assigned function displays the network
connection setup screen.
• You can assign [STREAM OPERATION] to an
ASSIGN button. Pressing the ASSIGN button
with the assigned function starts/stops streaming
distribution (p. 62).
• To simultaneously record movies to memory
card and distribute a stream, start recording after
the camcorder is in streaming standby state.
• If an error occurs during streaming distribution
standby or during streaming distribution, a
message appears. If [RECONNECT] appears,
selecting it will attempt to reconnect the
camcorder. Selecting [END] will disconnect the
camcorder. Repeat the procedure from step 1 to
reconnect.
b Notes
• To cancel streaming, press the MENU
button or press the ASSIGN button
assigned with the [STREAMING]
function and select
.
• When connection is successful,
appears on the screen and the
camcorder is ready to start streaming.
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• The streaming function is not available when
using the following functions.
– During playback
– During thumbnail display
– In the following formats when the file format
is AVCHD:
1080/60p, 1080/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p
– In the following formats when the file format
is XAVC QFHD:
2160/30p 100Mbps, 2160/24p 100Mbps,
2160/25p 100Mbps
• The following functions are not available when
the streaming function is on.
– Slow & Quick Motion (including High Frame
Rate)
– Proxy recording
Using the FTP transfer
function
•
•
•
•
•
•
Camcorder operation during
streaming
The following functions are enabled during
streaming. Use the hardware switches and
buttons to control the camcorder. Operation
from the menu is not supported.
• Zoom
• Focusing
• To adjust the output audio level, adjust the
input level using the AUDIO LEVEL dial.
• Exposure adjustment (iris, gain and
shutter speed)
• White balance
When the camcorder is connected to a
network, you can transfer recorded movie
files directly to an FTP server. Proxy files
can also be transferred.
Registering an FTP server
An FTP server must be registered in order
to use FTP transfer. Up to three servers can
be registered. This section describes the
registration of FTP SERVER1 as an
example.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET t
[FTP TRANSFER] t [FTP
SERVER1] with the V/v /B/b /SET
button.
The FTP SERVER1 setup screen
appears.
3 Select the item name of each
Using Network Functions
– FACE DETECTION
– COLOR BAR
– DATE REC
– SIMULTANEOUS REC/RELAY REC
Only wired LAN connection is supported when
[AIRPLANE MODE] is set to [ON].
Streaming distribution transmits the raw video
and audio data via the Internet.
Accordingly, the data may be disclosed to other
parties.
Check that the streaming data is being received
by the receiving device.
Data may be transmitted to a third party if the
address or other settings are configured
incorrectly.
Some frames may not be played, depending on
the network status.
The image quality of fast-changing scenes may
be adversely affected.
setting, and enter the settings for
FTP SERVER1.
Enter using the keyboard, then select
[OK].
z Tip
• For details about the keyboard input method, see
page 85.
DISPLAY NAME
Enter the display name of the FTP server
to register.
DESTINATION SET
• Host Name: Host name or IP address
of the server
• Secure Protocol: Enable/disable
secure FTP transfer
• Port: Port number of the FTP server
• Directory: Transfer destination
directory
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Using the FTP transfer function (Continued)
USER INFO SET
User name and password
b Note
• It is recommended that [Secure Protocol] be set
to [ON]. If set to [OFF], the user name,
password, and movie file data may be disclosed
to other parties if communication with the FTP
server is intercepted or if connected to an
unintended FTP server.
3 Select the media, where the files
you want to transfer are stored,
and the file format on the
thumbnail screen.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Select
Selecting an FTP server
Select an FTP server to use for FTP transfer
from the list of registered FTP servers.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[FTP TRANSFER] t [FTP
SERVER SELECT] with the V/v /B/
b /SET button.
3 Select the desired server.
(NETWORK SET) t
[FTP TRANSFER] t [EXECUTE]
t network connection method
with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
• The network connection starts.
• The thumbnail screen appears when
connection to the FTP server is
successful.
• If the file format is set to [XAVC
QFHD], [XAVC HD], [MPEG HD
422], or [MPEG HD 420] in step 3,
select the file to transfer using “Main”
and “PROXY.”
z Tip
• You can assign this function to an ASSIGN
button (p. 62).
6 Select the thumbnail of the file
Using FTP transfer
you want to transfer, and select
.
You can transfer files by FTP using the
connected network.
1 Check that the network settings
are configured (p. 82).
2 Press the THUMBNAIL button.
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• Up to 100 files can be selected.
• Press the DISPLAY button to preview
the image.
•
appears on the thumbnail of files
that have a proxy file.
7 Select whether to turn the
camcorder off (YES) or not (NO)
automatically when the FTP
transfer is completed.
• File transfer starts.
2 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[FTP TRANSFER] t [FTP
RESULT].
• The transfer results are displayed.
• The displayed transfer results contains
the following items.
Date
Date and time of transfer start
Number of Contents
Number of transferred contents / total
number of transfer contents
b Notes
• Only files that were recorded by the camcorder
can be transferred using FTP.
• Do not exchange a memory card after starting a
file transfer.
• FTP transfer is not available in shooting mode.
To start a file transfer, first press the
THUMBNAIL button to switch to playback
mode.
• Only wired LAN connection is supported when
[AIRPLANE MODE] is set to [ON].
Result
Transfer result
Using Network Functions
• To cancel the transfer, select [Cancel].
• If [YES] was selected in step 7, the
camcorder turns off automatically
when the transfer is completed.
If [NO] was selected, select [OK].
You can also continue transferring
files.
Checking FTP transfer results
You can check whether all files have been
transferred. If the camcorder is configured
to turn off automatically after transfer is
completed, it is recommended that you
check the transfer results.
1 Press the MENU button.
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Importing a root certificate
If [Secure Protocol] is set to [ON] for FTP
transfer, a root certificate for authentication
of the FTP server is required. The
camcorder contains a built-in root
certificate, which can also be updated. To
update the root certificate, save the
certificate on a memory card and then
import the certificate from the memory
card.
1 Write the root certificate to a
memory card.
Write the certificate in PEM format with
a “certification.pem” file name to the
root directory of the memory card.
2 Insert the memory card with the
root certificate into memory card
slot A of the camcorder.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Select
(NETWORK SET) t
[ROOT CERTIFICATE] t [OK]
with the V/v /B/b /SET button.
• The root certificate starts importing.
• The certificate is imported
successfully when “Completed.”
appears. Select
to dismiss the
screen.
b Notes
• Do not eject the memory card while a certificate
is being imported.
• Resetting network settings (p. 93) will delete the
root certificate imported from the memory card,
and will initialize the root certificate of the
camcorder.
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Note on wireless network function
We assume no responsibility whatsoever
for any damage caused by unauthorized
access to, or unauthorized use of,
destinations loaded on the camcorder,
resulting from loss or theft.
Security in the use of wireless LAN
devices
• To avoid hacking, access by malicious
third parties, and other vulnerabilities,
confirm that the wireless LAN is always
secure.
• It is very important to set up security on a
wireless LAN.
• If a problem occurs due to inadequate
security measures or due to foreseeable
circumstances, Sony Corporation is not
responsible for any resulting damage.
Resetting network settings
The following settings are reset when
resetting network settings.
• SSID/password for smartphone operation
(p. 80)
• Streaming settings (p. 87)
• FTP transfer settings (p. 89)
• FTP transfer result (p. 91)
• Wired LAN settings (p. 86)
• Access point settings (page 82 to 85)
• Device name (p. 85)
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Select
Using Network Functions
(NETWORK SET) t
[NETWORK RESET] t [OK] with
the V/v /B/b /SET button.
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Editing
Protecting movies
(Protect)
Dividing a movie
Protect movies to avoid deleting them by
mistake.
You can divide a movie at a designated
point.
1 Press the MENU button when the
1 Press the MENU button while
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
THUMBNAIL screen is displayed.
then select
[PROTECT].
(EDIT) t
3 Select the movie to be protected.
is displayed on the selected images.
• Press the DISPLAY button to preview the
image. Press
to return to the previous
screen.
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
4 Select
, successively,
according to the screen display.
playing back movies.
then select
(EDIT) t
[DIVIDE].
3 Select X at the point where you
want to divide.
After you select the point with X , make
fine adjustment with these buttons.
Returns to the beginning of the
selected movie.
4 Select
, successively,
according to the screen display.
b Notes
To undo the protection
Select a movie marked with
disappears.
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in step 3.
• Dividing movies is supported for AVCHD only.
• You cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC Adaptor
or the memory card that contains the movies
from your camcorder during the operation. It
may damage the memory card.
• A slight time difference may occur between the
point where you touch X and the actual
dividing point, as your camcorder selects the
dividing point based in about half-second
increments.
Deleting movies
You can free media space by deleting
movies from a memory card.
b Notes
4 Select
, successively,
according to the screen display.
• You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
• Do not remove the battery pack, the AC
Adaptor, or the memory card from your
camcorder during the operation. It may damage
the memory card.
• You cannot delete protected movies. Undo the
protection of the movies before you try to delete
them (p. 94).
• Save important movies beforehand.
z Tip
• To delete all data recorded on a memory card
and recover all the recordable space, format the
media (p. 96).
THUMBNAIL screen is displayed.
Editing
1 Press the MENU button when the
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
then select
[DELETE].
(EDIT) t
3 Select a move to delete.
is displayed on the selected images.
• Press the DISPLAY button to preview the
image. Press
to return to the previous
screen.
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
• - appears at the upper right corner on the
thumbnail of protected images.
• No checkbox appears on the thumbnail of
protected images.
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Formatting a memory
card
Formatting deletes data from the memory
card to recover recordable free space.
b Notes
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
• To avoid the loss of important images, you
should save them before formatting a memory
card.
• Protected movies are also deleted.
Deleting all data from
the memory card
completely
If a memory card is used repeatedly,
garbage data accumulate which may
prevent the image data from being written
at the fixed speed. In this case, recording
may stop suddenly.
If this happens, empty the memory card to
avoid the writing error. Emptying the
memory card can erase more data than
ordinary formatting.
b Notes
1
Press the MENU button.
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
then select
(OTHERS) t
[MEDIA FORMAT].
3 Select the memory card to be
formatted.
4 Select
, successively,
according to the screen display.
b Note
• While [Executing...] is displayed, do not turn off
the camcorder, do not operate any buttons on the
camcorder, disconnect the AC Adaptor, or
remove the memory card from your camcorder.
(The access lamp is lit or flashing during
formatting.)
• If you perform this operation, all stored data are
deleted. To avoid the loss of important images,
you should save them before formatting a
memory card.
• You cannot perform this operation unless you
connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall
socket).
• Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor.
Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the
operation.
• Do not apply any vibrations or shocks to your
camcorder during this operation.
1 Connect your camcorder to the
wall outlet (wall socket) using the
AC Adaptor (supplied) (p. 22).
2
Press the MENU button.
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
then select
(OTHERS) t
[MEDIA FORMAT].
4 Select the memory card to delete.
The deletion screen appears.
5 Select [Empty] t
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.
Repairing the image
database file
b Notes
• It may take from several minutes to several
hours to empty a memory card, depending on
the capacity. You can check the actual time
required on the LCD screen.
• If you stop the operation while [Executing...] is
displayed, be sure to complete the operation by
performing [MEDIA FORMAT] or emptying
before you use the memory card next time.
z Tip
• To prevent a data write error from occurring on
the recording media, empty the media data from
the camcorder before you start recording.
By deleting all data using the [Empty] operation
instead of the ordinary [MEDIA FORMAT]
operation, you can minimize potential media
write errors that might occur when recording.
This function checks the database
information and the consistency of movies
on the memory card, and repairs any
inconsistencies found.
b Note
• Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during the operation.
1
Press the MENU button.
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button to
select
(OTHERS) t
IMAGE DB FILE].
[REPAIR
you want to check the database
file.
4 Select
Editing
3 Select the memory card for which
.
The database file check starts. Select
and quit the database file check if
no inconsistency is found.
5 Select
, successively,
according to the screen display.
b Note
• If you stop the operation while “Repairing the
image database file.” is displayed, be sure to
complete the operation as described above
before you use the memory card next time.
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Using the Menu
Operating the menu
You can change various settings or make
detailed adjustments using the menu items
displayed on the LCD screen.
MENU button
V/v /B/b /SET buttons
2 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
select the desired menu icon,
then press the button again.
CAMERA SET (p. 99)
REC/OUT SET (p. 102)
AUDIO SET (p. 104)
DISPLAY SET (p. 107)
TC/UB SET (p. 110)
NETWORK SET (p. 111)
OTHERS (p. 113)
EDIT (p. 114)
3 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
select the item that you want to
set, then press the button again.
4 Press the V/v /B/b /SET button,
1 Press the MENU button.
select the desired setting, then
press the button again.
The menu screen appears.
5 Press the MENU button to hide
the menu screen.
To return to the previous screen, select
[
RETURN].
b Notes
• The available menu items vary depending on the
context of your camcorder during recording or
playback.
• Items and setting values not available due to
other settings, are grayed out.
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Menu items
The function and setting value of each menu item are as follows.
The default settings are marked with bold text.
The display sequence of menu items may vary from the device.
CAMERA SET menu
CAMERA SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
AGC LIMIT
OFF, 24dB to 0dB
Selects the upper limit for the Auto Gain
Control (AGC).
• This function is not effective while you adjust
the gain manually.
Selects a preset white balance setting (p. 43).
WB PRESET
OUTDOOR, INDOOR,
MANU WB TEMP
WB OUTDOOR LEVEL –7 to +7 (0)
WB TEMP SET
WB SET
AE SHIFT
ON/OFF
OFF, ON
LEVEL
–2.0EV to +2.0EV
(0EV)
OFF, ON
Adjusts the brightness.
• This function is not effective while you adjust
the iris, shutter speed, gain all manually.
Turns the digital extender (function that
provides double the zoom) on/off.
• This function is not available for XAVC
QFHD.
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D. EXTENDER
2300K to 15000K
(6500K)
–
Sets the offset value when the preset white
balance is set to [OUTDOOR].
Shifts to blue when negative, and to red when
positive.
Sets the color temperature value when the preset
white balance is set to [MANU WB TEMP].
Adjusts white balance for the shooting
environment using one-push button (p. 44).
Turns the AE shift function on/off.
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Menu items (Continued)
CAMERA SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
ZOOM SET
ZOOM TYPE
OPTICAL ZOOM
ONLY, ON[CLEAR
IMAGE ZOOM],
ON[DIGITAL ZOOM]
Selects the type of zoom used when operating
the zoom lever.
OPTICAL ZOOM ONLY: Uses optical zoom
only.
ON[CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM]: Uses clear
image zoom in addition to optical zoom.
• Clear image zoom is a zoom function that
features little or no degradation in image
quality.
ON[DIGITAL ZOOM]: Uses digital zoom in
addition to optical zoom and clear image
zoom. Image quality deteriorates within the
range where
is displayed.
• The face detection function is disabled
when using clear image zoom and digital
zoom.
Sets whether to enable the handle zoom.
HANDLE ZOOM
ZOOM OPERATION
ON, OFF
STEADYSHOT
ZOOM SPEED
1 to 8 (3)
STANDARD, ACTIVE,
OFF
CONVERSION LENS OFF, WIDE
CONVERSION
S&Q MOTION
HIGH FRAME RATE
OFF, ON
REC FORMAT
(See page 60.)
REC MEDIA
1 to 60fps (60fps)
100
Adjusts the zoom speed of the handle zoom.
Sets the image stabilization to reduce camera
shake when shooting.
STANDARD (
): Uses image stabilization
function.
ACTIVE (
): Uses strong image
stabilization effect.
• When [ACTIVE] is selected, the angle of
view shifts 1.08 times toward the telephoto
side.
OFF (
): Does not use image stabilization
function.
• This setting is recommended when you use
a tripod.
Optimizes the image stabilization correction and
focusing for the conversion lens, when using a
supported conversion lens (sold separately).
Sets slow-motion recording at high frame rate
(HFR) (p. 58).
Sets Slow & Quick Motion recording (p. 58).
CAMERA SET
Sub-items/Settings
AUTO MODE SET
AUTO, INTELLIGENT
Sets auto mode to optimize settings to suit the
AUTO, SCENE
scene to record (p. 48).
SELECTION
NIGHT SCENE,
Sets the scene to use when auto mode is set to
SUNRISE&SUNSET,
[SCENE SELECTION] (p. 48).
FIREWORKS,
LANDSCAPE,
PORTRAIT, SPOTLIGHT,
BEACH
OFF, ON
Turns auto backlight compensation on/off.
OFF, ON
Turns face detection and the facial focus
function on/off (p. 35).
POWER LINK, REC
Sets the lighting method for a video light (sold
LINK, REC LINK+STBY, separately) attached to the multi-interface shoe.
AUTO
POWER LINK
: Video light turns on/off
when the camcorder power is turned on/off.
REC LINK
: Video light turns on/off when
the camcorder starts/stops recording.
REC LINK+STBY
: Video light turns on
or switches to standby when the camcorder
starts/stops recording.
AUTO
: Light turns on/off automatically.
ON, OFF
Turns the infrared light source for shooting in
NIGHTSHOT mode (p. 49) on/off.
Infrared lighting allows you to record clearer
images in dark conditions.
• Make sure that your finger does not cover the
NIGHTSHOT light emitter (p. 10) when
shooting.
• The light is effective up to a distance of
approximately 3 meters (10 feet).
SCENE SELECTION
SET
AUTO BACK LIGHT
FACE DETECTION
VIDEO LIGHT
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
Description
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Menu item
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CAMERA SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
COLOR BAR
ON/OFF
OFF, ON
Displays and records color bars, and outputs
audio tone signals.
• This function is automatically set to [OFF]
when you switch the format, execute a
function with the MENU button, or turn off
the camcorder.
• The [COLOR BAR] setting cannot be
changed during recording or during focus
magnifier operation.
Sets whether to output an audio tone signal (1
kHz: full bit, –20dB (when [60i] is selected), –
18dB (when [50i] is selected)) during color bar
display.
When turned off, the audio from the
microphone is recorded during color bar
display.
Selects a picture profile with desired
adjustments for gamma, detail, and other
settings (p. 50).
TONE
OFF, ON
PICTURE PROFILE
See page 50.
REC/OUT SET menu
REC/OUT SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
REC SET
FILE FORMAT
XAVC QFHD, XAVC
HD, MPEG HD 422,
MPEG HD 420, AVCHD
REC FORMAT
(See page 37.)
SIMUL/RELAY REC
OFF, SIMULTANEOUS
REC, RELAY REC
REC BUTTON SETTING
(See page 32.)
Selects the file format (p. 37).
PROXY REC MODE
ON/OFF
OFF, ON
SIZE
1280×720, 640×360
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Sets the recording format (p. 37).
Sets relay recording (p. 31) or simultaneous
recording (p. 32) using multiple memory cards.
Sets the operation of the START/STOP button
and handle record button when
[SIMULTANEOUS REC] is selected (p. 32).
Sets proxy recording (p. 39).
REC/OUT SET
Sub-items/Settings
VIDEO OUT
OUTPUT SELECT
Selects the output destination for the video
OUTPUT SELECT
signal.
SDI, HDMI, VIDEO Selects the output destination for the video
QFHD REC OUTPUT
signal when recording in XAVC QFHD (p. 38).
VF/LCD PANEL,
EXTERNAL OUTPUT
SDI/HDMI
Selects the resolution of the output signal from
When [60i] is selected: the SDI OUT/HDMI OUT jacks.
2160p/1080p/480i,
• See page 72 for the format of the output signal
2160p/720p/480i,
for each type of connection cable.
2160p/1080i/480i,
1080p/480i, 720p/480i,
1080i/480i, 480p, 480i
When [50i] is selected:
2160p/1080p/576i,
2160p/720p/576i,
2160p/1080i/576i,
1080p/576i, 720p/576i,
1080i/576i, 576p, 576i
24p/30p OUTPUT
Sets the output format when [REC FORMAT]
24p/30p,
is set to 24p or 30p.
24PsF/30PsF, 60p(Pull • Available when [60i] is selected only.
Down)
• See page 72 for the format of the output
signal.
25p OUTPUT
Sets the output format when [REC FORMAT]
25p, 25PsF,
is set to 25p.
50p(Pull Down)
• Available when [50i] is selected only.
• See page 72 for the format of the output
signal.
DOWN CONVERT TYPE Sets the video output signal format.
SQUEEZE, LETTER
Selects the format when video is output at 480p/
BOX (16:9), EDGE
480i or 576p/576i with 4:3 aspect ratio.
CROP
Description
Using the Menu
Menu item
HD (16:9)
SQUEEZE
LETTER
BOX(16:9)
EDGE
CROP
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REC/OUT SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
HDMI TC OUTPUT
OFF, ON
SDI/HDMI REC
CONTROL
OFF, ON
Sets whether to output time code to other
professional-use devices, using HDMI.
When the camcorder is connected to an external
recorder, sets whether the external recorder
automatically starts/stops recording based on
the camcorder’s operation.
AUDIO SET menu
AUDIO SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
VOLUME
AVCHD AUDIO
FORMAT
–
LINEAR PCM, DOLBY
DIGITAL
AUDIO LIMIT
OFF, ON
HEADPHONE OUT
STEREO, MIX MONO,
CH1, CH2
INT MIC SENS
NORMAL, HIGH
Adjusts the volume.
Switches the recording audio format.
LINEAR PCM (
): Records in linear
PCM format.
DOLBY DIGITAL (
): Records in
Dolby Digital format.
Turns the CH-1/CH-2 audio clipping function
on/off.
• Available only when the AUTO/MAN (CH-1/
CH-2) switch is set to “MAN.”
Sets the headphone sound (p. 47).
INT MIC SET
INT MIC WIND
OFF, ON (
)
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Sets the audio recording sensitivity of the
internal microphone.
NORMAL: Sensitivity generally used for
professional-use devices.
HIGH: Sensitivity generally used for consumeruse devices.
Sets whether to attenuate low tone input sound
in the internal microphone to reduce wind noise.
AUDIO SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
XLR SET
INPUT CH SELECT
INPUT1/INPUT1,
INPUT1/INPUT2
Description
Selects the signals for recording on CH-1 and
CH-2 (p. 46).
INPUT1/INPUT1: Records the input on
INPUT1 signal to both CH-1 and CH-2.
INPUT1/INPUT2: Records the INPUT1 signal
to CH-1, and the INPUT2 signal to CH-2.
XLR AGC LINK
Links/unlinks the AGC (Auto Gain Control) of
SEPARATE, LINKED CH-1 and CH-2 when using an external
microphone.
SEPARATE: Unlinks AGC (CH-1 and CH-2
are recorded with separate AGC).
LINKED (
): Links AGC (CH-1 and CH2 are recorded with linked AGC, like stereo).
appears on the status check screen.
• Available when the AUTO/MAN switches for
both CH-1/CH-2 are set to “AUTO” and the
same source “LINE/MIC/MIC+48V” is
selected on both INPUT1 and INPUT2 (p. 46).
Using the Menu
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AUDIO SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
INPUT1 TRIM
–18dB to +12dB (0dB)
INPUT2 TRIM
–18dB to +12dB (0dB)
Adjusts the input signal level when recording
the signal from the INPUT1 jack or INPUT2
jack.
• If the recording level is set to “AUTO” and
INPUT TRIM is set to [0dB], a –48 dBu input
will be recorded at the reference recording
level (–48 dBu corresponds to 0 dB level).
INPUT1 WIND
OFF, ON
INPUT2 WIND
OFF, ON
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For example, if a microphone with –30 dB
sensitivity (0 dB = 1 V/Pa at 1 kHz) is
connected and a 1 kHz 74 dB SPL sound
pressure level is input (microphone output is –
48 dBu), set INPUT TRIM to [0dB].
If using a microphone with –36 dB sensitivity,
setting INPUT TRIM to [+6dB] will
compensate for the difference in sensitivity
from a microphone with –30 dB sensitivity.
• The INPUT TRIM function adjusts the input
level of external microphones. For
microphones with high sensitivity or to record
high-level audio, adjust in the negative
direction. For microphones with low
sensitivity or to record low-level audio, adjust
in the positive direction.
• Distortion of high-volume audio may occur in
the input stage or the recording stage. To
counter distortion of the input stage, adjust the
level using the INPUT TRIM function. To
counter distortion in the recording stage,
reduce the overall level manually.
• If the INPUT TRIM is adjusted in the negative
direction too far, the audio level from the
microphone may become too small, adversely
affecting the S/N ratio.
• This setting is disabled when the INPUT1
switch or INPUT2 switch is set to “LINE.”
Turns wind reduction of the INPUT1 jack or
INPUT2 jack on/off.
When on,
appears on the status check
screen.
• This setting is disabled when the INPUT1
switch or INPUT2 switch is set to “LINE.”
DISPLAY SET menu
DISPLAY SET
Sub-items/Settings
Description
HISTOGRAM
OFF, ON, ON[ZEBRA
POINT]
ZEBRA
ON/OFF
OFF, ON
Sets whether to display a histogram.
The histogram displays the luminance
distribution that shows how many pixels for
each brightness level exist in the image.
OFF: Does not display a histogram.
ON: Displays a histogram.
A line appears at the 100% position, and the
color of the zone above the line changes.
ON[ZEBRA POINT]: The histogram shows the
point where the zebra pattern appears. A line
is displayed at the brightness level set with
[ZEBRA].
Sets whether to display the zebra pattern.
The zebra pattern is a stripe pattern that appears
in areas of brightness equal to or exceeding the
brightness level you have set.
• The zebra pattern is not recorded with the
image.
Selects the brightness level.
PEAKING
LEVEL
70 to 100, 100+ (70)
ON/OFF
OFF, ON
Sets whether to display peaking (outline
enhancement in images).
• You can focus more easily using this function
in combination with the focus magnifier
function (p. 34).
• The peaking is not recorded with the image.
Selects the peaking color.
Using the Menu
Menu item
COLOR
WHITE, RED, YELLOW
LEVEL
Selects the peaking sensitivity.
HIGH, MIDDLE, LOW
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DISPLAY SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
MARKER
ON/OFF
OFF, ON
Sets whether to display markers.
You can display multiple types of markers at the
same time.
• Markers are not recorded on the memory card.
• During marker display, only the time code,
zebra, peaking, and face detection indicators
are output, even if [DISPLAY OUTPUT] is
set to [ALL OUTPUT].
• You cannot display markers when using
[FOCUS MAGNIFIER].
(Center marker)
CENTER
ON, OFF
ASPECT
OFF, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9,
15:9, 1.66:1, 1.85:1,
2.35:1
SAFETY ZONE
OFF, 80%, 90%
(Aspect marker)
GUIDEFRAME
OFF, ON
(Guideframe)
FOCUS MAG RATIO
×4.0, ×8.0, ×4.0/×8.0
CAMERA DATA
DISPLAY
OFF, ON
(Safety zone)
Sets the focus magnification ratio.
When “×4.0/×8.0” is selected, the setting
changes in the order [×4.0] t [×8.0] t [OFF]
with each press of the ASSIGN5/FOCUS MAG
button.
Sets whether to display the iris, gain, and shutter
speed values.
Iris value
Shutter speed value
Gain value
• The settings appear during manual adjustment,
regardless of the setting of this function.
•
indicates that the settings are automatically
adjusted values.
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DISPLAY SET
Sub-items/Settings
Description
AUDIO LEVEL
DISPLAY
ZOOM DISPLAY
ON, OFF
Sets whether to display the audio level meters.
BAR, NUMBER
FOCUS DISPLAY
METER, FEET
SHUTTER DISPLAY
SECOND, DEGREE
DATA CODE
LCD BRIGHT
OFF, DATE/TIME,
CAMERA DATA
NORMAL, BRIGHT
VF COLOR TEMP.
–2/–1/0/+1/+2 (0)
VF/LCD PANEL
LCD PANEL, AUTO
DISPLAY OUTPUT
LCD PANEL, ALL
OUTPUT
Sets whether to display the zoom position as a
bar or number.
Sets the display of the focus distance in meters
or feet.
Sets the display of the shutter speed in seconds
or degrees.
The shutter speed equal to the period that your
camcorder reads image data from the image
sensor is defined as 360 degrees. The degree is
calculated based on this definition and
displayed.
• When you press the ASSIGN button to which
[DATA CODE] is assigned, the shutter speed
is displayed in seconds regardless of this
setting.
• If the shutter speed is more than 360 degrees,
it is displayed as an integral multiple of 360
degrees (360 × 2, etc.).
Selects the information that is displayed during
playback.
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changes in the LCD brightness do not affect
the brightness of recorded images.
Sets the color temperature of the viewfinder.
Low color temperature makes the viewfinder
appear reddish, and high color temperature
makes it appear bluish.
Switches the display in the viewfinder and LCD
screen (p. 25).
Sets the output to display information, such as
the time code.
You can select to display information on the
LCD screen only, or output the information to
the HDMI OUT/VIDEO OUT jacks and the
LCD screen. Zebra, peaking and the frame on
the face are also output.
• During marker display, only the time code,
zebra, peaking, and face detection indicators
are output, even if [DISPLAY OUTPUT] is
set to [ALL OUTPUT].
• You cannot display markers when using
[FOCUS MAGNIFIER].
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TC/UB SET menu
TC/UB SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
TC/UB DISPLAY
TC PRESET
UB PRESET
TC FORMAT
TC, U-BIT
PRESET, RESET
PRESET, RESET
DF, NDF
Switches the display to time code or user bits.
Sets the time code (p. 57).
Sets the user bits (p. 57).
Switches the time code recording method when
[60i] is selected. The time code is fixed to
[NDF] when [50i] is selected.
DF: Records the time code in drop frame.
NDF: Records the time code in non-drop frame.
• The time code is also fixed to [NDF] when
[60i] is selected and the frame rate is set to 24
in [REC FORMAT].
TC RUN
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REC RUN, FREE RUN
• Drop-frame
Time code is based on 30 frames per second;
however, gaps in the actual time occur during
extended periods of recording as the actual
frame frequency of NTSC image signals is
29.97 frames per second. Drop frame corrects
this gap to make time code and actual time
equal. In drop frame, the first 2 frame numbers
are removed every minute except in every
tenth minute. Time code without this
correction is called non-drop frame.
Sets how the time code advances.
REC RUN: Advances the time code only during
recording. Select this setting to record the
time code sequentially from the last time code
of the previous recording.
• Even if the time code advances in the [REC
RUN] mode, the time code may not be
recorded sequentially in the following
cases:
– When the recording format is changed.
– When the memory card is removed.
FREE RUN: Advances the time code regardless
of operation of your camcorder.
TC/UB SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
TC MAKE
PRESET,
REGENERATE
UB TIME REC
OFF, ON
Sets how the time code continues.
PRESET: Records a preset set time code on the
memory card.
REGENERATE: Reads the last recorded time
code from the memory card, and starts
recording with a consecutive time code.
• The time code advances in [REC RUN]
mode, regardless of the setting of [TC
RUN].
Sets whether to save the actual time in user bit
code.
• The last 2 digits are fixed to “00” when it is set
to [ON].
NETWORK SET menu
NETWORK SET
Menu item
FTP TRANSFER
WIRED LAN SET
Sub-items/Settings
Description
Enables operation with a smartphone (p. 78).
PRESET SELECT
PRESET1, PRESET2,
PRESET3
PRESET1/PRESET2/
PRESET3
SIZE
640×360, 1280×720
DESTINATION SET
FTP SERVER SELECT
FTP SERVER1, FTP
SERVER2, FTP
SERVER3
FTP SERVER1/FTP
SERVER2/FTP SERVER3
DISPLAY NAME
DESTINATION SET
USER INFO SET
FTP RESULT
IP ADDRESS SET
Using the Menu
CTRL W/
SMARTPHONE
STREAMING
Sets streaming (p. 87).
Selects an FTP server (p. 90).
Registers an FTP server (p. 89).
Checks FTP transfer results (p. 91).
Configures a wired LAN (p. 86).
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NETWORK SET
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
Wi-Fi SET
ACCESS POINT SET
• Selects and configures an access point (p. 82).
• Registers an access point using the WPS PIN
method (p. 84).
• Registers an access point manually (p. 84).
Registers an access point using the WPS
function (p. 83).
Edits the device name (p. 85).
Resets the connection information.
When [OK] is selected, the connection
information registered in order to use [CTRL
W/SMARTPHONE] is reset.
• If the connection information has been reset, it
will be necessary to set up the smartphone
again, in order to connect it to the camcorder.
Displays the camcorder’s MAC address.
Turns airplane mode on/off.
When turned on, all Wi-Fi-related settings are
temporarily disabled (for when boarding a
plane, etc.).
Imports a root certificate (p. 92).
Resets network settings (p. 93).
WPS
EDIT DEVICE NAME
SSID/PW RESET
AIRPLANE MODE
ROOT CERTIFICATE
NETWORK RESET
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DISP MAC ADDRESS
OFF, ON
OTHERS menu
OTHERS
Menu item
STATUS CHECK
CAMERA PROFILE
MEMORY CARD A,
MEMORY CARD B
ASSIGN1, ASSIGN2,
ASSIGN3, ASSIGN4,
ASSIGN5, ASSIGN6
CLOCK SET
AREA SET
SUMMERTIME
OFF, ON
LANGUAGE
DATE REC
OFF, ON
BEEP
OFF, ON
REC LAMP
ON, OFF
REMOTE CONTROL
ON, OFF
Description
Checks the settings in your camcorder (p. 69).
Loads, saves, and deletes camera profiles.
• A camera profile saves configuration settings,
such as menu, picture profile, and button
settings. Up to 99 profiles can be saved on a
memory card.
• Camera profiles for when [50i] is selected and
when [60i] is selected are not compatible.
• You cannot use a computer to edit saved
settings.
• The file may not be shown properly if the file
name is changed on the computer, or the
power turned off during generation.
• A camera profile saved on a camcorder with
different model name, or edited on a computer
cannot be loaded.
Formatting the memory card also deletes
saved camera profiles.
Assigns functions to the ASSIGN buttons
(p. 62).
Sets the date and time (p. 23).
Sets the time difference for when using the
camcorder abroad.
You can adjust the time difference without
stopping the clock.
Sets whether to use summer time. When set to
[ON], the time moves forward 1 hour.
Sets the display language.
Sets whether to record the date and time on the
recorded images.
• You can set this item only when the interlace
scanning system is selected.
• When zebra or peaking is activated, the date
and time characters are affected by the signal,
but are properly recorded on images.
Sets whether to emit a sound when you start/
stop recording or when a warning appears, etc.
Sets whether to turn on the recording lamp of
the camcorder when recording.
Sets whether to use the infrared Wireless
Remote Commander (p. 16).
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ASSIGN BUTTON
Sub-items/Settings
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OTHERS
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
60i/50i SEL
MEDIA FORMAT
REPAIR IMAGE DB
FILE
USB CONNECT
USB LUN SET
MEMORY CARD A,
MEMORY CARD B
MEMORY CARD A,
MEMORY CARD B
MULTI, SINGLE
OPERATION TIME
VERSION DISPLAY
INITIALIZE
Description
Switches the current frame rate.
60i: For recording 24p, 30p, 60i, or 60p.
50i: For recording 25p, 50i, or 50p.
Formats a memory card (p. 96).
Repairs the image database file (p. 97).
Use this if [USB CONNECT] does not appear
after connecting the camcorder to another
device with a USB cable.
Improves compatibility by limiting the
functions of the USB connection.
Set to [MULTI] under normal conditions. Set to
[SINGLE] if you are unable to connect using
the [MULTI] setting.
Displays the total hours of operation in 10-hour
units.
Displays the version of your camcorder.
• Be sure to check for firmware updates.
• To perform an update, use the AC Adaptor.
Resets all settings, including the clock setting to
their default values.
• The contents configured in a picture profile
are not reset.
EDIT menu
EDIT
Menu item
Sub-items/Settings
Description
PROTECT
DIVIDE
DELETE
–
–
–
Protects (locks) files (p. 94).
Divides a movie (p. 94).
Deletes a movie (p. 95).
You can display the [EDIT] menu by pressing the MENU button when the THUMBNAIL or
playback screen is displayed.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your camcorder, follow the flow chart below.
1 Check your camcorder, referring to the items on pages 115 to 121.
2 Disconnect the power source, reconnect the power source after about 1 minute and turn
on your camcorder.
3 Select
(OTHERS) t INITIALIZE.
This operation will reset the date, time, and area settings.
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander (p. 115)
Memory cards (p. 117)
Recording (p. 117)
Playback (p. 119)
Connecting to TV (p. 120)
Copying/Editing/Connecting to other devices (p. 121)
Connecting to a computer (p. 121)
Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander
• Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (p. 20).
• Use the AC Adaptor to connect the camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 20).
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a cool place.
Troubleshooting
The power does not turn on or abruptly turns off.
The camcorder does not operate even when the power is set to on.
• Disconnect the power source (battery or AC Adaptor), then reconnect it after about 1 minute.
• Select
(OTHERS) t INITIALIZE.
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a cool place.
The camcorder gets warm.
• Camera body may get warm with use — this is normal.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The remaining battery indicator does not indicate the correct figure.
• Ambient temperature is too high or too low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.
This is not a malfunction.
• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace
with a new battery (page 20, 137).
• The indicated figure may not be correct in certain circumstances. For example, when you
open or close the LCD screen, it takes about 1 minute to display the correct remaining
battery.
The battery pack discharges too quickly.
• Ambient temperature is too high or too low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.
This is not a malfunction.
• Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace
with a new battery (page 20, 137).
The image on the viewfinder is not clear.
• Move the diopter adjustment dial until the image is clear (p. 25).
The viewfinder image is not displayed.
• Set [VF/LCD PANEL] to [AUTO] (p. 25).
• Press the ASSIGN6/VF/LCD PANEL button (p. 26).
The supplied Wireless Remote Commander does not function.
• Set [REMOTE CONTROL] to [ON] (p. 113).
• Remove any obstructions between the Wireless Remote Commander and the remote sensor
of the camcorder.
• Keep strong light sources, such as sunlight or overhead lighting, away from the remote
sensor, otherwise the Wireless Remote Commander may not function properly.
• Change the battery. Insert a fresh battery with the +/– terminals aligned correctly (p. 16).
Another video device malfunctions when you use the supplied Wireless
Remote Commander.
• Select a commander mode other than DVD2 for your video device.
• Cover the sensor of your video device with black paper.
The camcorder does not operate normally when a device is connected to the
REMOTE jack.
• The speed in response to commands from the Wireless Remote Commander may be slow.
• The camcorder settings may not be restored if a cable is connected to the REMOTE jack of
the camcorder and the device on the other end of the cable is disconnected. Disconnect the
cable from the camcorder’s REMOTE jack.
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Memory cards
The camcorder does not operate with the memory card inserted.
• The memory card was formatted on a computer. Format it on this camcorder (p. 96).
The data file name is incorrect, or flashing.
• The file is damaged.
• The file format is not supported on your camcorder (p. 136).
The memory card indicator is flashing.
• An error occurred with the memory card during recording. Stop recording of all memory
cards, and repair the database file.
Images on the memory card cannot be deleted.
• You can select no more than 100 images to be deleted on the edit screen.
• The images are protected. Unprotect the images (p. 94).
Recording
The recording does not start when you press the START/STOP button.
Troubleshooting
• The playback screen is displayed. Finish playback operation (p. 67).
• There is no empty space on the memory card. Replace the memory card with a new one or
format the memory card (p. 96). Delete unnecessary images (p. 95).
• Total number of movie scenes exceeds the recordable capacity of your camcorder (p. 127).
Delete unnecessary images (p. 95).
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a cool place.
• The temperature of your camcorder is extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and leave it
for a while in a warm place.
• An error occurred with the memory card during recording. Stop recording of all memory
cards, and repair the database file.
The handle zoom does not work.
• Set [HANDLE ZOOM] > [ZOOM OPERATION] to ON (p. 100).
The access lamp remains lit even after recording was stopped.
• Your camcorder is recording the scene you have just shot on the memory card.
The imaging field looks different.
• The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of your camcorder. This is
not a malfunction.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The actual recording time for movies is less than the estimated recording time.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for
example when recording a fast moving object, etc. (p. 126).
The camcorder does not keep the setting changes.
• Some menu items return to the default setting when the power is turned off.
• The [FOCUS MAGNIFIER] setting is not stored.
• The battery pack or AC Adaptor was disconnected while the power was turned on. Before
disconnecting the battery pack or AC Adaptor, turn off the power and make sure that the
access lamp is turned off.
There is a time difference between the point when the START/STOP button is
pressed and the point that the recording movie actually starts or stops.
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight time difference between the point where you press
the START/STOP button and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops. This is not a
malfunction.
Automatic focus does not function.
• In manual mode, set the focus to “AUTO” to enable the automatic focus function (p. 34).
• Adjust the focus manually if the automatic focus does not work properly (p. 34).
Menu items are grayed out or do not work.
• You cannot select grayed out display items in the current recording/playback situation.
• There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously. The following list shows
examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
Cannot use
(menu disabled)
Situation
[ON/OFF] of [AE SHIFT]
All of iris, gain and shutter speed are set manually.
[ZEBRA], [PEAKING]
[COLOR BAR] is set to [ON].
[ON/OFF] of [MARKER]
[FOCUS MAGNIFIER] is set to [ON].
[TC PRESET]
[TC MAKE] is set to [REGENERATE].
[COLOR BAR]
Movies are being recorded.
[FOCUS MAGNIFIER] is set to [ON].
Iris, gain, shutter speed, or white balance cannot be adjusted manually.
• Press the FULL AUTO button to set auto mode off.
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or green appear on the LCD screen.
• This phenomenon appears when using a slow shutter speed (p. 41). This is not a malfunction.
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The subjects passing by the frame very fast appear crooked.
• This is called focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way that the
image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the frame
rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions.
Horizontal stripes appear on the image.
• This occurs when recording pictures under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction. This can be improved by changing the shutter speed (p. 41).
Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen.
• Adjust the shutter speed (p. 41).
Fine patterns flicker, diagonal lines look jagged.
• Adjust [DETAIL] to the negative side (p. 56).
The time code is not recorded in sequence.
• The time code may not be recorded sequentially if you change the settings of [REC
FORMAT].
Image color is not correct.
• Cancel NIGHTSHOT (p. 49).
Troubleshooting
The image is not visible because the screen is too bright.
• Press the FULL AUTO button to set auto mode on.
• Cancel NIGHTSHOT (p. 49).
Playback
Also refer to “Memory cards” (p. 117).
The desired images cannot be found.
Images cannot be played back.
• Select the memory card and image quality of the image you want to play back on the
THUMBNAIL screen (p. 64).
• Image data cannot be played back if you have modified file names or folders, or have edited
the data on a computer. This is not a malfunction.
• Images recorded on other devices may not be played back, or displayed in incorrect size. This
is not a malfunction.
• Display the THUMBNAIL screen, select the thumbnail you want to play using the V/v /B/
b buttons, and press the SET button (p. 66).
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
The data file name is incorrect, or flashing.
• The file is damaged.
• The file format is not supported on your camcorder (p. 136).
• Only the file name is displayed, if the folder structure does not conform to the universal
standard.
No sound or only a low sound is heard.
• Turn up the volume (p. 66).
“---” is displayed on the LCD screen.
• Bars will be displayed for the camera data of the movies recorded with [COLOR BAR] set to
[ON].
appears on the LCD screen.
•
appears when you play back movies recorded with 5.1ch surround sound. 5.1ch
surround sound is down-mixed to 2ch stereo and played back on your camcorder.
Connecting to TV
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV connected with the HDMI
cable.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded
in the images.
• Signals are not output from the HDMI OUT jack when the USB jack is connected.
Neither image nor sound is played back on the TV, projector, or AV amplifier
connected with the HDMI cable.
• If you cannot view images or hear sound on the TV, projector, or AV amplifier connected
with the HDMI cable, try disconnecting and connecting the HDMI cable, or turn on your
camcorder again.
The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.
• This happens when viewing a movie recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. Select
(REC/OUT SET) t [VIDEO OUT] t [DOWN CONVERT TYPE] and set the appropriate
down conversion type (p. 103).
Black zone appears at top and bottom of a 4:3 TV screen.
• This happens when viewing a movie recorded in the 16:9 (wide) mode on a 4:3 TV. This is
not a malfunction.
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Copying/Editing/Connecting to other devices
Time code and other information appear on the display of the connected
device.
• Set [DISPLAY OUTPUT] to [LCD PANEL] (p. 109).
Sound cannot be added after recording.
• You cannot add sound after recording on your camcorder.
Copy cannot be done correctly using the HDMI cable.
• You cannot copy movies using the HDMI cable.
Connecting to a computer
The computer does not recognize the camcorder.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again securely.
• Disconnect the cable from your computer and camcorder. Reboot your computer, and
connect your computer and camcorder following the steps in the correct order.
Movies cannot be viewed or copied to the computer.
• Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again.
• Software must be installed to copy movies to your computer (p. 20).
Troubleshooting
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Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display/Warning
indicators
When an error occurs, a warning indicator
appears on the LCD screen or in the
viewfinder.
You can fix some problems associated with
the symptoms 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:s s
• The battery pack is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (p. 137).
C:06:s s
• The battery pack is too hot. Replace the
battery pack, or remove the battery
pack and put it in a cool place.
C:13:s s
• Remove the memory cards. After
installing them again, operate your
camcorder.
C:32:s s
• Remove the power source. Reconnect it
and operate your camcorder again.
E:s s :s s
• Try steps 2 to 4 on page 115.
E (Battery level warning)
• The battery pack is nearly used up.
• Depending on the operation,
environment, or battery conditions, the
indicator may flash, even if around
10% is displayed as the battery
remaining figure.
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(Warning indicators
pertaining to battery pack
temperature)
• The battery pack is too hot. Replace the
battery pack, or remove the battery
pack and put it in a cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
the video light)
• The battery level is too low.
(Warning indicators
pertaining to memory cards)
Slow flashing
• Free space for recording images are
running out. For the type of memory
cards you can use with your camcorder,
see page 27.
• No memory card is inserted (p. 27).
Fast flashing
• There is not enough free space for
recording images. Delete unnecessary
images (p. 95), or format the memory
card (p. 96) after you save the images
to your computer or another device.
• The image database file may be
damaged (p. 97).
(Warning indicators
pertaining to memory card
formatting)*
• The memory card is damaged.
• The memory card is not formatted
correctly (p. 96).
(Warning indicators
pertaining to incompatible memory
cards)*
• Incompatible memory card is inserted
(p. 27).
- (Warning indicators
pertaining to the write-protect of the
memory card)*
• The write-protect switch is set to lock
position on the memory card.
• Access to the memory card was
restricted on another device.
* When [BEEP] is set to [ON] (p. 113), you hear a
melody when the warning indicators appear on
the LCD screen.
Description of warning messages
If a warning message is displayed, follow
the instructions.
Memory cards
• You cannot record or play back movies
because no movie management
information exists. Select [OK] to
repair.
Inconsistencies found in the image
database file. Back up and recover.
Recover, then import using the
included PC software.
• Inconsistencies occur in the image
database file because movie
management information is damaged.
If you select [OK], the management file
is repaired after backing up the movie.
The backed up movies cannot be
recognized.
Buffer overflow. Writing to the media
was not completed in time.
• You have performed recording and
erasing operations repeatedly, or a
memory card that has been formatted
by other device is used. Back up the
data to another device (such as a
computer HDD), and then [Empty] the
memory card on the camcorder (p. 96).
• The size of the inserted memory card is
not sufficient for copying the movie(s).
Use the recommended memory card
(p. 27).
Recovering data. Please wait.
• Your camcorder tries to recover data
automatically if the data writing was
not performed properly.
Cannot recover data.
• Writing data onto the media of the
camcorder has failed. Attempts were
made to recover the data, but they were
unsuccessful.
Troubleshooting
Inconsistencies found in image
database file. Do you want to repair
the image database file?
Inconsistencies found in image
database file. Cannot record or play
HD movies. Do you want to repair the
image database file?
If you connect to a computer on which
software is installed, you can copy the
backed up movies.
However, the loading of all moves is
not guaranteed.
Reinsert the memory card.
• Reinsert the memory card a few times.
If even then the indicator flashes, the
memory card could be damaged. Try
with another memory card.
Cannot recognize this
memory card. Format and use again.
• Format the memory card using the
camcorder (p. 96). Note that if you
format the memory card, all the
recorded movies and photos are
deleted.
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Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
This memory card may not be able to
record or play movies.
• Use a memory card recommended for
your camcorder (p. 27).
This memory card may not be able to
record or play images correctly.
• Use a memory card recommended for
your camcorder (p. 27).
• Contact your Sony dealer.
Do not eject the memory card during
writing. Data may be damaged.
• Reinsert the memory card, and follow
the instructions on the LCD screen.
Other
Maximum number of images already
selected.
• You can select only 100 images at one
time for:
– Deleting movies/photos
– Protecting movies/photos, or
releasing the protection
Error messages
The following error messages may appear if
trouble occurs during FTP transfer or
streaming distribution. Try the solution
suggested on the display.
No registered access point.
There are no access points registered.
Select
(NETWORK SET) t [Wi-Fi
SET] t [ACCESS POINT SET], and
register an access point.
Cannot find connectable access
point. Set the access point setting.
An access point could not be found. Select
(NETWORK SET) t [Wi-Fi SET]
t [ACCESS POINT SET], and check
the access point settings.
Connection to the access point
failed. Please input your password
again.
Could not connect to the access point. Try
re-entering the password for the access
point.
Connection with an access point
disconnected. Check the connection
condition.
Connection to the access point was
disconnected. Check the access point
connection conditions.
No response from the access point.
There was no response from the access
point. Check the connection with the
access point.
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Failed to acquire an IP address.
Change the IP address setting.
Could not acquire the IP address.
If connecting to a network via a wireless
LAN, select
(NETWORK SET) t
[Wi-Fi SET] t [ACCESS POINT SET],
and specify the IP address manually.
If connecting to a network via a wired
LAN, select
(NETWORK SET) t
[WIRED LAN SET], and specify the IP
address manually.
Network error occurred.
A Wi-Fi communication error occurred.
Check the USB device connection.
Check the USB device connection.
Check the LAN cable connection.
Could not connect to the network. Check
the LAN cable connection.
Failed to connect to an FTP server.
Check the FTP server settings.
Check the registered FTP server settings.
Could not verify the certificate.
The FTP server certificate is not valid.
Troubleshooting
Failed to connect to an FTP server.
Connection to the FTP server failed
because the FTP server could not be found
or for other reasons.
Connection to the FTP server
disconnected.
Connection to the FTP server was
disconnected.
Cannot upload to the FTP server.
Connection to the FTP server was
successful, but a file could not be
transferred. Check the transfer destination
directory settings and the settings on the
FTP server.
Unable to access the media.
The memory card could not be loaded.
The memory card may be damaged.
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Additional Information
Recording time
Estimated time of recording and
playback with each battery pack
Approximate time available when you use a
fully charged battery pack.
Recording time
(Unit: minute)
XAVC QFHD
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time
NP-F770
260
130
NP-F970
400
200
• Recording format
XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps
• Using the internal microphone with [LCD
BRIGHT] (p. 109) set to [NORMAL]
• Using a memory card
• Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, turning on/off,
and so on.
• Both recording and playback time will be
shorter when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures. It is recommended that you use
the camcorder from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86
°F).
• The recording and playback time will be shorter
depending on the conditions under which you
use your camcorder.
Playing time
100Mbps
100
(100)
65
(65)
64GB
4K (QFHD) +
PROXY
(9M)
2160
60Mbps
100Mbps
85
(85)
55
(55)
(Unit: minute)
XAVC HD
XAVC
64GB
XAVC +
PROXY
(9M)
64GB
XAVC +
PROXY
(3M)
64GB
Battery pack
410
1080
720
50Mbps
35Mbps
25Mbps
50Mbps
120
(120)
170
(170)
220
(220)
120
(120)
50Mbps
35Mbps
25Mbps
50Mbps
100
(100)
135
(135)
160
(160)
100
(100)
50Mbps
35Mbps
25Mbps
50Mbps
110
(110)
155
(155)
195
(195)
110
(110)
1080
720
1080
720
MPEG HD 422
MPEG
HD 422
64GB
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60Mbps
64GB
b Notes
NP-F770
2160
4K (QFHD)
(Unit: minute)
Battery pack
Estimated recording time
1080
720
50Mbps
50Mbps
110
(110)
110
(110)
MPEG +
PROXY
(9M)
1080
720
50Mbps
50Mbps
95
(95)
95
(95)
64GB
MPEG +
PROXY
(3M)
1080
720
50Mbps
50Mbps
105
(105)
100
(100)
64GB
x When [AVCHD AUDIO FORMAT] is set
to [DOLBY DIGITAL]
(Unit: minute)
16GB
75
(75)
90
(90)
120
(120)
215
(165)
32GB
150
(150)
180
(180)
245
(245)
440
(330)
64GB
305
(305)
360
(360)
495
(495)
880
(665)
• When using Sony memory cards.
• The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable
time.
MPEG HD 420
MPEG
HD 420
1080
1080
(1440)
720
HQ
HQ
HQ
64GB
175
(175)
175
(175)
170
(170)
MPEG +
PROXY
(9M)
1080
1080
(1440)
720
HQ
HQ
HQ
64GB
140
(140)
140
(140)
135
(135)
MPEG +
PROXY
(3M)
1080
1080
(1440)
720
HQ
HQ
HQ
64GB
160
(160)
160
(160)
155
(155)
b Note
• The recording time may vary depending on the
recording conditions, subjects, and [REC SET]
(p. 102).
z Tips
x When [AVCHD AUDIO FORMAT] is set
to [LINEAR PCM]
(Unit: minute)
16GB
70
(70)
80
(80)
110
(110)
185
(145)
32GB
145
(145)
170
(170)
225
(225)
375
(290)
64GB
290
(290)
340
(340)
450
(450)
750
(590)
Continued ,
Additional Information
AVCHD
• The maximum number of scenes that can be
recorded is 600 in XAVC HD/QFHD and
MPEG HD, and 3,999 in AVCHD.
• The continuous recording time using relay
recording is 6 hours for XAVC HD/QFHD and
MPEG HD, and 13 hours for AVCHD.
• 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 the media. Movies containing quickly
moving and complex images are recorded at a
higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall
recording time.
• Bit-rate (movie + audio, etc.) and number of
pixels of each file format are as follows.
– XAVC QFHD
100 Mbps 3840×2160
60 Mbps 3840×2160
– XAVC HD
50 Mbps 1920×1080
35 Mbps 1920×1080
25 Mbps 1920×1080
50 Mbps 1280×720
– MPEG HD 422
50Mbps, 1920×1080
50Mbps, 1280×720
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Recording time (Continued)
– MPEG HD 420
HQ: 35Mbps (max) 1920×1080
HQ: 35Mbps (max) 1440×1080
HQ: 35Mbps (max) 1280×720
– AVCHD
PS: max 28Mbps 1920×1080
FX: max 24Mbps 1920×1080, 1280×720
FH: approx. 17Mbps (avg) 1920×1080,
1280×720
HQ: approx. 9Mbps (avg) 1280×720
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Function limitations when recording
For details about limitation when streaming is ON, see page 88.
Limitations for each file format
Yes: Supported, No: Not supported
Functions
XAVC QFHD
XAVC HD
MPEG HD
RELAY REC (p. 31)
Yes
Yes
Yes
AVCHD
Yes
SIMULTANEOUS REC
(p. 32)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FACE DETECTION (p. 35) Yes*1
Yes
Yes
Yes
PROXY REC MODE
(p. 39)
Yes*2
Yes
Yes
No
RELAY REC + PROXY
REC MODE
Yes
Yes
(60 Mbps only)
Yes
No
SIMULTANEOUS REC +
PROXY REC MODE
Yes
Yes
(60 Mbps only)
Yes
No
Slow-motion at high frame
rate (p. 58).
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(60 Mbps only)
Yes
Yes
COLOR BAR (p. 102)
No
Yes
(when proxy
recording is
OFF)
Yes
(when proxy
recording is
OFF)
Yes
DATE REC (p. 113)
No
Yes
(Interlaced
recording)
Yes
(Interlaced
recording)
Yes
(Interlaced
recording)
*1 When streaming and proxy recording are OFF. When the output during QFHD recording is the
viewfinder/LCD screen.
*2 When the output during QFHD recording is the viewfinder/LCD screen. When SIMULTANEOUS REC/
RELAY REC is OFF at 100Mbps.
Continued ,
Additional Information
S&Q MOTION (p. 58)
STREAMING (p. 87)
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Function limitations when recording (Continued)
Slow & Quick Motion and High Frame Rate recording limitations
Yes: Supported, No: Not supported
Functions
Slow & Quick Motion
Slow-motion at high frame rate
(XAVC HD only)
RELAY REC (p. 31)
No
No
SIMULTANEOUS REC
(p. 32)
No
No
FACE DETECTION (p. 35)
No
No
PROXY REC MODE (p. 39)
No
No
Audio recording
No
No
Full auto mode (p. 48)
No
No
Remote control from
smartphone (p. 78)
No
No
STREAMING (p. 87)
No
No
D. EXTENDER (p. 99)
Yes
No
DIGITAL ZOOM/CLEAR
IMAGE ZOOM (p. 100)
Yes
No
STEADYSHOT (p. 100)
Yes
[ACTIVE] not available
AUTO BACK LIGHT (p. 101) Yes
No
COLOR BAR (p. 102)
No
No
DATE REC (p. 113)
No
No
The following limitations also apply when shooting in High Frame Rate.
• Black gamma is fixed to 0.
• Shutter speed limitations apply (minimum value of 1/120 (when [60i] is selected), 1/100
(when [50i] is selected)).
• The HDMI output is fixed to 60p or 60i (when [60i] is selected), or 50p or 50i (when [50i] is
selected).
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Proxy recording supported formats
b Notes
• Proxy recording is not supported when the following three are selected at the same time.
– Recording mode: 4K (XAVC QFHD)
– Recording format bit rate: 100Mbps
– Simultaneous/relay recording: ON
• Proxy recording is not supported when the output during XAVC QFHD recording is set to external output.
• Proxy recording is not supported for AVCHD.
Original file
Proxy file
Image size
1280×720
Frame rate (fps)
Bit rate
(Mbps)
3840×2160
30(25)p
24p
1920×1080
60(50)p
60(50)i
30(25)p
30(25)p
24p
60(50)p
30(25)p
24p
9
9
9
3
3
3
100
Yes
60
Yes
Yes
Yes
100
Yes
Yes
60
Yes
Yes
50
Yes
Yes
35
Yes
Yes
50
Yes
Yes
35
Yes
Yes
25
Yes
Yes
50
Yes
Yes
35
Yes
Yes
50
Yes
35
Yes
1280×720
60(50)p
50
1440×1080
60(50)i
HQ
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Additional Information
24p
640×360
60(50)p
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Streaming supported formats
Original file (XAVC)
Image size
3840×2160
1920×1080
1280×720
Frame rate (fps)
Bit rate
(Mbps)
30(25)p
60
24p
60
60(50)p
50
35
60(50)i
50
35
25
30(25)p
50
35
24p
50
35
60(50)p
50
Streaming data
1280×720
30(25)p
24p
3
3
1920×1080
1280×720
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Frame rate (fps)
Bit rate
(Mbps)
60(50)p
PS
60(50)i
FX
FH
30(25)p
FX
FH
24p
FX
FH
60(50)p
FX
FH
HQ
640×360
30(25)p
1
Yes
24p
1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Original file (AVCHD)
Image size
60(50)p
2
Streaming data
1280×720
30(25)p
24p
3
3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
60(50)p
2
640×360
30(25)p
1
24p
1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Original file (MPEG HD 422)
Image size
1920×1080
1280×720
Frame rate (fps)
Bit rate
(Mbps)
60(50)i
50
30(25)p
50
24p
50
60(50)p
50
Streaming data
1280×720
30(25)p
24p
3
3
1920×1080
1280×720
1440×1080
Frame rate (fps)
Bit rate
(Mbps)
60(50)i
HQ
30(25)p
HQ
24p
HQ
60(50)p
HQ
60(50)i
HQ
640×360
30(25)p
1
Yes
Yes
24p
1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Original file (MPEG HD 420)
Image size
60(50)p
2
Streaming data
1280×720
30(25)p
24p
3
3
60(50)p
2
Yes
Yes
640×360
30(25)p
1
24p
1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Additional Information
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Using your camcorder abroad
Power supply
You can use your camcorder in any
country/region using the AC Adaptor
supplied with your camcorder within the
AC 100V to 240V, 50Hz/60Hz range.
Viewing on TV
The following shows which countries and
regions use 60i and 50i models.
Countries and regions for [60i] use
Bahama Islands, Barbados, Bermuda,
Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam,
Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama,
Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint
Lucia, Samoa, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad
and Tobago, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
Countries and regions for [50i] use
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Hong
Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, Monaco, the
Netherlands New Zealand, Norway,
Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Russia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay,
Vietnam, etc.
Simple setting of the clock by time
difference
When you are abroad, you can easily adjust
the clock to the local time by setting the
time difference. Select [AREA SET], then
set the time difference (p. 113).
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File/folder structure on the recording media
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/
folder structure, when recording/playing back movies and still images on the camcorder.
Proxy file
* “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
** SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC
memory card
A Image management files
B AVCHD movie management
information folder
This folder contains recording data of
AVCHD movie files.
C XAVC/MPEG movie management
information folder
Additional Information
When you delete the files, you cannot record/
play back the images correctly.
The files are defaulted as hidden files and not
usually displayed.
• When you delete image files, follow the steps on
page 95. Do not delete the image files on the
camcorder directly from the computer.
• Do not format the recording media in the
camcorder using a computer. The camcorder
may not operate correctly.
• Do not copy the files on the recording media
from a computer. Operation is not guaranteed, if
you perform this operation.
• Use application software to import data from a
memory card to a computer (p. 20).
This folder contains recording data of XAVC/
MPEG movie files.
The file numbers go up automatically.
D Camera profiles
Stores camera profile data.
• Do not modify the files or folders on the
camcorder from the computer. Doing so might
damage image files, or prevent image files from
being played back.
• Sony accepts no responsibility for the results of
operation using data copied from a PC to a
memory card.
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Maintenance and precautions
About the XAVC format
Recording and playback on your
camcorder
Your camcorder can record 4K (QFHD)
and HD (high definition) based on the
XAVC format.
This uses a Long-GOP video compression
format for recording.
Video*: MPEG-4AVC/H.264
When [60i] is selected:
3840×2160/30p, 3840×2160/24p,
1920×1080/60p, 1920×1080/60i,
1920×1080/30p, 1920×1080/24p,
1280×720/60p
When [50i] is selected:
3840×2160/25p, 1920×1080/50p,
1920×1080/50i, 1920×1080/25p,
1280×720/50p
Audio: LPCM 2 ch
Recording media: Memory card
* The camcorder is not able to play back data that
is recorded in XAVC format using settings other
than those described above.
About the MPEG format
Recording and playback on your
camcorder
Based on the MPEG format, your
camcorder records with the HD (high
definition) image quality.
This uses a Long-GOP video compression
format for recording.
Video*: MPEG-2 MP@HL
When [60i] is selected:
1920×1080/60i, 1920×1080/30p,
1920×1080/24p, 1440×1080/60i,
1280×720/60p
When [50i] is selected:
1920×1080/50i, 1920×1080/25p,
1440×1080/50i, 1280×720/50p
Video*: MPEG-2 422P@HL
When [60i] is selected:
1920×1080/60i, 1920×1080/30p,
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1920×1080/24p, 1280×720/60p
When [50i] is selected:
1920×1080/50i, 1920×1080/25p,
1280×720/50p
Audio: LPCM 2 ch
Recording media: Memory card
* The camcorder is not able to play back data that
is recorded in MPEG format using settings other
than those described above.
About the AVCHD format
Recording and playback on the
camcorder
Based on the AVCHD format, your
camcorder records with the HD (high
definition) image quality.
Video*: MPEG-4AVC/H.264
When [60i] is selected:
1920×1080/60p, 1920×1080/60i,
1920×1080/30p, 1920×1080/24p,
1280×720/60p
When [50i] is selected:
1920×1080/50p, 1920×1080/50i,
1920×1080/25p, 1280×720/50p
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch, LPCM 2 ch
Recording media: memory card (sold
separately)
* Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the
above mentioned cannot be played back on your
camcorder.
• Because the AVCHD format uses a data
compression system, images may be distorted in
scenes where the image, angle, or brightness
changes drastically. This is not a malfunction.
About memory cards
• A memory card formatted on a computer does
not have guaranteed compatibility with your
camcorder.
• Data read/write speed may vary depending on
the combination of the memory card and
memory card compliant product you use.
• Damaged or lost image data will not be
compensated for, and may occur in the
following cases:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
On image data compatibility
• Image data files recorded on a memory card 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).
• If you cannot use the memory card that has been
used with another device, format it with your
camcorder using the procedure on page 96. Note
that formatting erases all information on the
memory card.
• 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 “Memory Stick” media
Types of “Memory Stick” media
Recording/
Playback
“Memory Stick Duo”
(with MagicGate)
–
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(Mark2)
Yes
“Memory Stick PRO-HG
Duo”
Yes
• This product supports parallel data transfer.
However, the transfer speed may differ,
depending on the type of media you use.
• This product cannot record or play data that uses
“MagicGate” technology. “MagicGate” is a
copyright protection technology that records and
transfers the contents in an encrypted format.
About the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” L series battery pack of a
large capacity, such as the NP-F770 and
NP-F970 (sold separately).
“InfoLITHIUM” L 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 a supplied AC Adaptor.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack displays
the remaining battery time in % according
to the operating situations of your
camcorder.
Additional Information
– If you eject the memory card, 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
card (while the access lamp is lit or flashing).
– If you use the memory card near electric
fields, magnetic fields, or other sources of
electromagnetic noise.
It is recommended to make a back-up of
important data on the hard disk of a computer.
Do not attach a label or the like on memory
card.
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 card.
Do not disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not let the memory card get wet.
Be careful to keep memory card out of the reach
of small children. There is danger that a child
might swallow it.
Do not insert anything other than the compliant
size of memory card into the memory card slot.
Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Do not use or keep the memory card 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
To use the battery pack effectively
• Battery pack performance decreases when the
ambient 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.
Continued ,
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up,
and install it in your camcorder right before
you start taking shots.
• Make sure to turn off the camcorder when you
are not recording or playing back. The battery
pack is also consumed when your camcorder is
in recording standby or playback pause.
• Have spare battery packs ready for 2 or 3 times
the expected recording time, and make trial
recordings before making the actual recording.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water resistant.
About the remaining battery indicator
• Check the level with the following indicators
and % displayed on the LCD screen.
Battery remaining
indicator
%
81% to 100%
51% to 80%
21% to 50%
1% to 20%
–
• The displayed level may not be correct under
certain circumstances.
• When the power goes off even though the
remaining battery percent indicator indicates
that the battery pack has enough power to
operate, charge the battery pack fully again.
Remaining battery percent 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
percent indication as a rough guide only.
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, leave your camcorder in
recording standby until the power goes off.
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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 charging the battery pack
• Use the AC Adaptor (supplied) to charge the
designated batteries only. If you charge other
types of batteries, those batteries may leak, heat
up, burst, or give an electric shock, resulting in
burns or injury.
• Remove the charged battery from the AC
Adaptor.
• The CHG lamp of the supplied AC Adaptor
flashes in 2 patterns as follows:
Fast-flashing...Turns on and off rapidly at about
0.15-second intervals.
Slow-flashing...Turns on and off alternately for
about 1.5 seconds, and turns off completely for
about 1.5 seconds. The lamp repeats this
sequence.
• If the CHG lamp is fast-flashing, remove the
battery that is being charged, and then re-attach
the same battery again firmly. If the CHG lamp
continues fast-flashing, the cause could be that
the battery is damaged, or the battery is not a
designated type. Check the battery to confirm
whether it is a designated type or not. If it is a
designated type, remove the battery first, and
then attach a brand-new battery or another
known-to-be-good battery to see if the AC
Adaptor is working correctly. If the AC Adaptor
is working correctly, the cause could be that the
battery is damaged.
• If the CHG lamp is slow-flashing, the AC
Adaptor is in standby mode and charging is
suspended. When the ambient temperature is out
of the appropriate temperature range for
charging, the AC Adaptor suspends charging
automatically and enters standby mode. When
the ambient temperature returns to an
appropriate temperature, the AC Adaptor
restarts charging and the CHG lamp lights up.
We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of from 10 °C to 30 °C
(50 °F to 86 °F).
About handling of your
camcorder
On use and care
x When not using your camcorder for a
long time
• Turn on the camcorder and record and play back
images about once a month to keep it in an
optimum state for a long time.
• 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 and cause a malfunction of
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 shown below.
• When you bring your camcorder from a ski
slope into a place warmed up by a heating
device.
• When you bring your camcorder from an air
conditioned car or room into a hot place outside.
• When you use your camcorder after a squall or a
shower.
• When you use your camcorder in a hot and
humid place.
Continued ,
Additional Information
• 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.
– 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, the
camcorder 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 7.2 V (battery pack)
or 8.4 V DC (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.
• Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack.
• Keep the ON/STANDBY switch set to the
standby position 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 power cord (mains
lead), pull it by the plug and not the lead.
• Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)
such as by placing anything heavy on it.
• Keep metal contacts clean.
• Keep the Wireless 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.
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
x How to avoid 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 ambient 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
The LCD screen is covered with a coating. The
coating may be peeled off by scratching or
rubbing. Maintain the LCD screen as follows.
• Wipe fingerprints or hand cream off the LCD
screen as soon as possible, as they may cause
the coating to peel off.
• If you rub the LCD screen hard, even with a
tissue, the coating may be damaged.
• Before wiping the LCD screen, blow dust or
sand off with a dust blower, etc.
• Wipe dirt off the LCD screen with a clean, soft
cloth, such as an eye glass cleaning cloth, etc.
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 prevent damage to the
finish.
– Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide
and sunscreen.
– Handling with above substances on your
hands.
– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time.
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, and when the lens is exposed to salty
air such as at the seaside.
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• Store in a well-ventilated location subject to
little dirt or dust.
• To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as
described above.
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 ON/
STANDBY switch is set to STANDBY.
The pre-installed rechargeable battery is
always charged while your camcorder is
connected to the wall outlet (wall socket)
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,
with the AC Adaptor not connected or
battery pack not attached. 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 Charging procedure
Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave
it with the power turned off for more than 24
hours.
Note on disposal/transfer of the
memory card
Even if you delete data in the memory card
or format the memory card on your
camcorder or a computer, you may not
delete data from the memory card
completely. When you give the memory
card to somebody, it is recommended that
you delete data completely using data
deletion software on a computer. Also,
when you dispose of the memory card, it is
recommended that you destroy the actual
body of the memory card.
Operation is not guaranteed when using a
card adaptor.
To prevent electromagnetic
interference from portable
communications and other wireless
devices
The use of portable telephones and other
communications devices near this camera
can result in malfunctions and interference
with audio and video signals. It is
recommended that the portable
communications devices near this camera
be powered off.
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Specifications
General
Power r equir ements
8.4 V DC (using AC Adaptor)
7.2 V DC (using battery pack)
Power consumption
While recording XAVC HD, using
viewfinder:
Approx. 6.3 W
While recording XAVC HD, using
LCD screen:
Approx. 6.6 W
Oper ating temper atur e
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Stor age temper atur e
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions
(Camcorder body, including projecting
parts)
171.3 mm × 187.8 mm × 371.3 mm
(6 3/4 in. × 7 1/2 in. × 14 5/8 in.)
(Including lens hood, large eyecup, and
battery (NP-F770). Excluding the grip
belt.) (width / height / depth)
Mass
Approx. 1.9 kg (4 lb. 3 oz.) (body only)
Approx. 2.3 kg (5 lb.) (Including lens
hood, eyecup, and battery (NP-F770))
System
Signal for mat
When [60i] is selected:
NTSC color, EIA standards
HDTV 1080/60i, 1080/60p, 720/60p
When [50i] is selected:
PAL color, CCIR standards
HDTV 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 720/50p
Video r ecor ding system
XAVC QFHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
4:2:0 Long profile
XAVC HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
4:2:2 Long profile
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XAVC Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD422: MPEG-2 422P@HL
4:2:2 Long profile
MPEG HD420: MPEG-2 MP@HL
4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
Audio r ecor ding for mat
XAVC QFHD: Linear PCM 2-ch,
24-bit, 48 kHz
XAVC HD: Linear PCM 2-ch, 24-bit,
48 kHz
XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC 2-ch, 16-bit,
48 kHz
MPEG HD422: Linear PCM 2-ch,
24-bit, 48 kHz
MPEG HD420: Linear PCM 2-ch,
16-bit, 48 kHz
MPEG HD Proxy: AAC-LC 2-ch,
16-bit, 48 kHz
AVCHD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit,
48 kHz/Dolby Digital 2ch, 16-bit,
48 kHz
Recor ding media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD card
Camera
Imaging element
1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Total picture elements: Approx.
20,900,000 pixels
Effective picture elements: Approx.
14,200,000 pixels
Zoom r atio
4K:
12× (optical zoom), 18× (clear image
zoom), 192× (digital zoom)
Lens
Lens mount
Fixed
Zoom r atio
12× (optical), servo
Focal Length
f = 9.3 mm to 111.6 mm
(equivalent to f = 29.0 mm to 348.0 mm
on 35 mm lens)
Ir is
F2.8 to F4.5 (auto/manual selectable)
Focus
Auto/manual selectable
10 mm to ∞ (Wide)
1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image stabilizer
On/Off selectable, shift lens
Filter diameter
M62 mm
Input/output
Video output
Multi/micro USB jack (1), Pin jack (1)
Composite (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
Audio output
Multi/micro USB jack (1), Pin jack
(monaural) (1)
SDI signal output
BNC type (1)
HDMI signal output
Type A (1)
USB
Multi/micro USB jack (1)
i (Headphones) output
Stereo mini jack (φ3.5 mm) (1)
Speaker
Monaural
Audio input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (2), line/mic/
mic +48 V selectable
DC input
DC jack
REMOTE jack
Stereo minimini jack (φ2.5 mm) (1)
Additional Information
HD:
12× (optical zoom), 24× (clear image
zoom), 192× (digital zoom)
White balance
Preset (Indoor: 3200K, Outdoor: 5600K
± 7 steps, Color temperature set range:
2300K to 15000K), One-push A, B,
Auto selectable
Minimum illumination
When [60i] is selected:
1.7 lux (LOW LUX mode: On)
When [50i] is selected:
1.7 lux (LOW LUX mode: On)
Shutter speed
When [60i] is selected:
1/8 sec. to 1/10,000 sec. (1/6 sec. to
1/10,000 sec. when shooting 24p)
When [50i] is selected:
1/6 sec. to 1/10,000 sec.
Slow & Quick Motion
XAVC HD/MPEG HD/AVCHD
Frame rate selectable
High Fr ame Rate
XAVC HD
When [60i] is selected: 120 fps
When [50i] is selected: 100 fps
Gain
–3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30,
33 dB, AGC
Gamma cur ve
Selectable
Built-in ND filter
OFF: CLEAR
1: 1/4ND
2: 1/16ND
3: 1/64ND
Screen
LCD scr een
8.8 cm (3.5 type)
Approx. 1.56M dots
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Specifications (Continued)
Viewfinder
1.0 cm (0.39-type) OLED
Approx. 1.44M dots
Internal microphone
Omni-dir ectional ster eo electr et
condenser micr ophone
Wireless LAN
Suppor ted standar ds
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Fr equency band
2.4 GHz band
Secur ity
WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFC
NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Str eaming
MPEG-2 TS/UDP
FTP
FTP, FTPS
AC Adaptor (AC-L100C)
Power r equir ements
100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
18 W
Output voltage
8.4 V DC*
Oper ating temper atur e
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Stor age temper atur e
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions
Approx. 48 mm × 29 mm × 81 mm
(1 15/16 in. × 1 3/16 in. × 3 1/4 in.)
(width / height / depth) excluding
projecting parts
Mass (body only)
Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.)
* Refer to the labels for other specifications.
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Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F770)
Maximum output voltage
8.4 V DC
Output voltage
7.2 V DC
Maximum char ging voltage
8.4 V DC
Maximum char ging cur r ent
3.0 A
Capacity
Typical: 31.7 Wh (4,400 mAh)
Minimum: 30.0 Wh (4,200 mAh)
Type
Li-ion
DC battery charger (BC-L1)
Input r ating
8.4 V DC
Output r ating
8.4 V DC, 1.7 A
Oper ating temper atur e
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Stor age temper atur e
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions
Approx. 72 mm × 20.5 mm × 96.5 mm
(2 7/8 in. × 13/16 in. × 3 7/8 in.)
(width / height / depth)
Mass
Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz)
Index
A
AC Adaptor.....................19, 20
Access point..........................82
Accessory shoe .....................22
AE SHIFT...........................118
AGC LIMIT..........................99
AIRPLANE MODE............112
AREA SET .........................113
ASPECT .............................108
ASSIGN BUTTON.............113
ASSIGN buttons ...................62
AUDIO LEVEL dial.............45
AUDIO LEVEL
DISPLAY ...........................109
AUDIO LIMIT ...................104
AUDIO OUT jack.................12
AUDIO SET menu .............104
AUTO BACK LIGHT ........101
AUTO/MAN switch .............45
Auto mode ............................48
AUTO MODE SET ............101
AVCHD ........................37, 136
B
BATT RELEASE button ......21
Battery ..................................20
FOCUS DISPLAY .............109
CH-1/CH-2 switches ............ 45
FOCUS MAG button............34
CLOCK SET ........................ 23
FOCUS MAG RATIO........108
COLOR BAR ..................... 118
Focus Magnifier....................34
COLOR DEPTH .................. 54
Focus ring .............................34
COLOR MODE ................... 53
Format media........................96
COLOR PHASE .................. 54
FTP .......................................89
Connect
FTP TRANSFER................111
tv or monitor ................. 70
FULL AUTO button.............48
Content Browser Mobile ...... 78
Function limitations............129
CONVERSION LENS ....... 100
CTRL
W/SMARTPHONE............ 111
G
Gain ......................................41
D
GAIN button .........................41
DATA CODE............... 68, 109
Getting started ......................19
Date and time ........... 18, 23, 24
GUIDEFRAME ..................108
GAMMA ..............................52
DATE REC ........................ 113
DC IN jack ........................... 21
H
DELETE............................... 95
Handle record button ............32
DETAIL ............................... 56
Handle zoom.........................33
D. EXTENDER.................... 99
Handle zoom lever................33
DISPLAY button.................. 68
HDMI OUT jack...................12
DISPLAY OUTPUT .......... 109
HEADPHONE OUT ..........104
DISPLAY SET menu......... 107
Headphones jack...................15
DIVIDE ................................ 94
Headphones output ...............47
DOWN CONVERT
TYPE.................................. 103
HFR ......................................58
High Frame Rate...................58
BEEP ..................................113
Drop frame ......................... 110
BLACK GAMMA ................52
E
HISTOGRAM ....................107
EDIT menu......................... 114
I
BLACK LEVEL ...................52
Button-type lithium
battery ...................................16
Error messages ................... 124
limitations....................130
Image database file ...............97
C
F
CAMERA DATA
DISPLAY ...........................108
FACE DETECTION ............ 35
“InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack ........................137
File format............................ 37
CAMERA PROFILE ..........113
INITIALIZE .......................114
limitations ................... 129
CAMERA SET menu ...........99
INPUT1/2 jacks ....................45
Focus .................................... 34
CENTER.............................108
INPUT1/2 switches ..............45
FOCUS AUTO/
MAN button ......................... 34
INT MIC SET.....................104
Charging time .......................21
Additional Information
AVCHD AUDIO
FORMAT............................104
CHG lamp ............................ 20
INDOOR...............................43
Iris.........................................40
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Index (Continued)
IRIS AUTO/MAN button.....40
MENU button ...................... 98
Iris ring .................................40
MIC+48V............................. 45
Microphone
K
attaching ......................... 9
KNEE ...................................53
internal .......................... 45
Multi Interface Shoe ..... 46
L
Moisture condensation ....... 139
LANGUAGE......................113
Large eyecup ........................25
MPEG HD 422/
MPEG HD 420............. 37, 136
LAST SCENE button ...........61
Multi/Micro USB jack ......... 12
Last Scene Review ...............61
LCD BRIGHT ....................109
N
LCD screen...........................24
ND filter switch ................... 42
Lens ..............................11, 140
Network functions................ 78
Lens cover ............................11
NETWORK RESET .......... 112
LOW LUX............................49
NETWORK SET menu ..... 111
REC BUTTON SET.............32
REC FORMAT ....................37
REC LAMP ........................113
REC/OUT SET menu.........102
REC SET ............................102
Rechargeable battery pack ... 20
Record button ....................... 32
Recording .............................29
Recording format..................37
Recording lamp ............10, 113
NFC...................................... 79
Recording time ...................126
Relay recording ....................31
REMOTE CONTROL........113
Remote control ..................... 16
REMOTE jack......................15
REPAIR IMAGE DB
FILE ..................................... 97
M
NIGHTSHOT....................... 49
MANU WB TEMP...............43
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT........ 101
Manual lever.........................41
O
Root certificate ..................... 92
MARKER...........................118
Maximum recording time...126
ON/STANDBY switch ........ 23
OPERATION TIME .......... 114
S
MEDIA FORMAT ...............96
Memory card
OTHERS menu .................. 113
ROOT CERTIFICATE ......112
S&Q button .......................... 61
S&Q MOTION..................... 58
file/folder structure......135
OUTDOOR.......................... 43
formatting ......................96
Output signal formats........... 72
inserting/ejecting ...........27
P
SCENE SELECTION
SET....................................... 48
supported memory
cards ..............................27
PEAKING.......................... 118
Screen indicators ............17, 68
PICTURE PROFILE.... 50, 102
SDI OUT jack....................... 12
“Memory Stick” media.......137
Playback............................... 64
Self-diagnosis display ........122
Menu.....................................98
POWER/CHG lamp............. 12
Shooting ............................... 29
AUDIO SET................104
Power cord ........................... 20
SHUTTER button................. 42
CAMERA SET..............99
Power outlet ......................... 22
SHUTTER DISPLAY ........109
DISPLAY SET............107
Power zoom lever ................ 33
Shutter speed ........................ 41
EDIT............................114
SIMUL/RELAY REC .......... 32
items ..............................99
Pre-installed rechargeable
battery ................................ 140
NETWORK SET.........111
PROTECT............................ 94
OTHERS .....................113
Proxy recording.................... 39
REC/OUT SET............102
supported formats ....... 131
TC/UB SET.................110
PUSH button ........................ 11
notes ............................136
146
R
SAFETY ZONE .................108
SATURATION ....................54
Simultaneous recording........ 32
SLOT SEL button................. 28
Slow & Quick Motion .......... 58
limitations ...................130
Smartphone...........................78
Specifications......................142
Viewfinder ........................... 25
START/STOP button ...........30
STATUS button ....................69
diopter adjustment
dial ................................ 25
STATUS CHECK...............113
VOLUME..................... 66, 104
Status check ..........................69
STEADYSHOT ..................100
W
STREAMING ...............87, 111
Warning indicators ............. 122
Streaming ..............................87
Warning messages.............. 123
supported formats ........132
WB OUTDOOR LEVEL ..... 99
SUMMERTIME .................113
WB PRESET........................ 99
Supplied accessories .............19
WB SET ............................... 99
WB SET button .................... 44
WB SHIFT ........................... 56
TC FORMAT .....................110
WB TEMP SET ................... 99
TC MAKE ..........................111
White balance....................... 43
TC PRESET..................57, 118
WHT BAL button ................ 43
TC RUN..............................110
Wi-Fi SET .......................... 112
TC/UB DISPLAY...............110
Wide angle ........................... 33
TC/UB SET menu ..............110
Wired LAN .......................... 86
Telephoto ..............................33
WIRED LAN SET ............. 111
THUMBNAIL button ...........65
Wireless LAN ...................... 82
Trademarks .........................148
Troubleshooting..................115
X
TV .........................................70
XAVC HD.................... 37, 136
XAVC QFHD .............. 37, 136
U
XLR SET............................ 105
UB PRESET .........................57
UB TIME REC ...................111
Z
USB CONNECT.................114
ZEBRA............................... 118
USB LUN SET ...................114
Zoom .................................... 33
Using your camcorder
abroad .................................134
ZOOM DISPLAY .............. 109
V
Additional Information
T
Zoom ring............................. 33
ZOOM SET........................ 100
VERSION DISPLAY .........114
Numeric
VF COLOR TEMP. ............109
4K mode ............................... 37
VF/LCD PANEL ................109
60i/50i SEL ........................ 114
VF/LCD PANEL button .......26
VIDEO LIGHT...................101
VIDEO OUT.......................103
VIDEO OUT jack .................12
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Trademarks
Notes on the License
• “XDCAM” logo is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “XAVC” and
are registered trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD
Progressive” logotype are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory Stick
Duo,” “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” “Catalyst
Browse,” “Content Browser Mobile,” and
“Content Browser Mobile” logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
• The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States and other
countries.
• SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
• iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
• iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of
Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the
United States and certain other countries.
• Android, Google Play are trademarks of Google
Inc.
• Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi logo, Wi-Fi PROTECTED
SET-UP are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi
Alliance.
• The N Mark is a trademark or registered
trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United
States and in other countries.
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.
All other product names and brand names are
registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective owners. Trademarked items are not
indicated by ® or ™ symbols in this manual.
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE
AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR
THE PERSONAL USE OF A CONSUMER OR
OTHER USES IN WHICH IT DOES NOT
RECEIVE REMUNERATION 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 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://WWW.MPEGLA.COM>
Software is installed in your camcorder. We
provide this software based on the license
agreements of the copyright owners. Based on
requests by the owners of copyright of these
software applications, we have an obligation to
inform you of the following.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal
memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage
connection between the camera and a computer to
read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE”
folder.
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.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the
contents of source code.
Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal
memory of your camera. Establish a Mass Storage
connection between the camera and a computer to
read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE”
folder.
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