3-285-370-11(1)
Digital Video Camera Recorder
Enjoying with Your
Camcorder
10
Getting Started
18
Recording/Playback 30
Operating Guide
DCR-DVD510E/DVD910E
GB
Editing
46
Utilizing Media
60
Customizing Your
Camcorder
71
Performing with Your
Computer
91
Troubleshooting
95
Additional
109
Information
Quick
122
Reference
Additional information on this product and answers
to frequently asked questions can be found at our
Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
Printed on 70% or more recycled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)
-free vegetable oil based ink.
Printed in Japan
© 2008 Sony Corporation
DCR-DVD510E/`DVD910E
3-285-370-11(1)
DCR-DVD510E/`DVD910E
3-285-370-11(1)
Read this before operating your camcorder
Before operating the unit, please read this
manual thoroughly, and retain it for future
reference.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
Do not expose the batteries to
excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard. Use of controls or
adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Replace the battery with the
specified type only. Otherwise, fire
or injury may result.
FOR CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and other
European countries with
separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Applicable Accessory: Remote Commander
Disposal of waste
batteries (applicable in
the European Union and
other European countries
with separate collection
systems)
ATTENTION
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8
feet).
2
This symbol on the battery or on
the packaging indicates that the battery provided
with this product shall not be treated as household
waste. By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve
natural resources. In case of products that for
safety, performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure
that the battery will be treated properly, hand over
the product at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. For all other batteries,
please view the section on how to remove the
battery from the product safely. Hand the battery
over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Regulatory Information
Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
CAUTION
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 1080075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
For customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669).
The number below is for the FCC related matters
only.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DCR-DVD910E
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA
92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Note
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)
The supplied interface cable must be used with the
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a
digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
Battery pack
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Notes on use
Your camcorder is supplied with two
kinds of operations guides.
Types of “Memory Stick” you can use
in your camcorder
• For recording movies, it is recommended
that you use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
of 512 MB or larger marked with:
–
(“Memory Stick
PRO Duo”)*
–
(“Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo”)
* You can use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
marked either with “Mark2” or without.
• See page 29 for the recordable time of a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”/“Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo”
(This size can be used with your
camcorder.)
– “Operating Guide” (This manual)
– “PMB Guide” for using your camcorder
with a computer connected (stored on the
supplied CD-ROM) (p. 91)
Types of the disc you can use in your
camcorder
You can use the following discs only.
– 8cm DVD-RW
– 8cm DVD+RW
– 8cm DVD-R
– 8cm DVD+R DL
Use the discs with marks listed below. See
page 10 for details.
For reliability and durability of recording/
playback, we recommend that you use Sony
*(for VIDEO
discs or discs with a
CAMERA) mark for your camcorder.
* Depending on the place you purchase, the disc
has
mark.
b Note
• Using a disc other than the above may cause the
unsatisfactory recording/playback or you may
not be able to remove the disc from your
camcorder.
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“Memory Stick”
(You cannot use it in your camcorder.)
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and “Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo” are both referred to
as “Memory Stick PRO Duo” in this
manual.
• You cannot use any type of memory card
other than those mentioned above.
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” can be used
only with “Memory Stick PRO”
compatible equipment.
• Do not attach a label or the like on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” or a Memory
Stick Duo adaptor.
• When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
with “Memory Stick” compatible
equipment, be sure to insert the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” into the Memory Stick
Duo adaptor.
Using the camcorder
• Do not hold the camcorder by the
following parts.
Viewfinder
precision technology, so over 99.99% of
the pixels are effective. However, there
may be some tiny black points and/or
bright points (white, red, blue, or green in
color) that appear constantly on the LCD
screen and the viewfinder. These points
are normal results of the manufacturing
process and do not affect the recording in
any way.
LCD screen
Battery
• The camcorder is not dustproofed,
dripproofed or waterproofed. See “About
handling of your camcorder” (p. 115).
• To prevent media from being broken or
recorded images from being lost, do not
do the following when either of the
(Movie)/
(Still) lamps (p. 22) or
the ACCESS/access lamps (p. 26, 28) are
on:
– to remove the battery pack or AC
Adaptor from the camcorder
– to apply mechanical shock or vibration to
the camcorder
– to remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
from the camcorder
• When connecting your camcorder to
another device with a cable, be sure to
insert the connector plug in the correct
way. Pushing the plug forcibly into the
terminal will damage the terminal and
may result in a malfunction of your
camcorder.
About menu items, LCD panel,
viewfinder, and lens
• A menu item that is grayed out is not
available under the current recording or
playback conditions.
• The LCD screen and the viewfinder are
manufactured using extremely high-
Black point
White, red, blue or
green point
• Exposing the LCD screen, the viewfinder,
or the lens to direct sunlight for long
periods of time may cause malfunctions.
• Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might
cause your camcorder to malfunction.
Take images of the sun only in low light
conditions, such as at dusk.
On recording
• Before starting to record, test the
recording function to make sure the image
and sound are recorded without any
problems. Use a DVD-RW/DVD+RW for
trial recording.
• Compensation for the contents of
recordings cannot be provided, even if
recording or playback is not possible due
to a malfunction of the camcorder,
recording media, etc.
• TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your
recordings on a TV, you need a PAL
system-based TV.
• Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the copyright laws.
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Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)
• If you repeat recording/deleting images
for a long time, fragmentation of data
occurs on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Images cannot be saved or recorded. In
such a case, save your images on another
type of media first (p. 50, 56), and then
format the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(p. 66).
About the marks used in this manual
• The operations available depend on the
media used. The following marks are
used to indicate the type of media you
can use for a particular operation.
Disc
About language setting
The on-screen displays in each local
language are used for illustrating the
operating procedures. Change the screen
language before using your camcorder if
necessary (p. 23).
About the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl
Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by
Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony
Corporation, and produces superior images.
It adopts the MTF measurement system for
video cameras and offers a quality typical
of a Carl Zeiss lens. Also, the lens for your
camcorder is T -coated to suppress
unwanted reflections and faithfully
reproduce colors.
MTF = Modulation Transfer Function. The
number value indicates the amount of light
from a subject coming into the lens.
About this manual
• The LCD screens and the viewfinder
images and indicators shown in this
manual were taken with a digital still
camera, and may look different from what
you actually see.
• Discs in this manual refers to 8cm DVD
discs.
• In this manual, a disc and a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” are called the media.
• Unless otherwise specifically indicated,
illustrations in this manual are based on
DCR-DVD910E.
• Design and specifications of media and
other accessories are subject to change
without notice.
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“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Table of Contents
Read this before operating your
camcorder ..................................... 2
Table of Contents ........................... 7
Subject examples and solutions ..... 9
Enjoying with Your Camcorder
Media for your camcorder ............. 10
Using your camcorder .................. 13
“ HOME” and “ OPTION”
- Taking advantage of two types of
menus ......................................... 15
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items .. 18
Step 2: Charging the battery pack 19
Step 3: Turning the power on, and
setting the date and time ............ 22
Changing the language setting .. 23
Step 4: Making adjustments before
recording ..................................... 24
Step 5: Selecting media for movies
..................................................... 25
Step 6: Inserting a disc or a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” .......................... 26
Recording/Playback
Recording and playing back with ease
(Easy Handycam operation) ....... 30
Recording ..................................... 33
Zooming ...................................... 35
Recording sound with more
presence (5.1ch surround
recording) ................................. 35
Starting to record quickly (QUICK
ON) ........................................... 36
Recording high quality still images
during movie recording (Dual Rec)
................................................... 36
Recording in dark places
(NightShot) ................................ 36
Adjusting the exposure for backlit
subjects .................................... 37
Recording in mirror mode ........... 37
Recording the fast action in slowmotion (SMTH SLW REC) ......... 37
Playback .......................................39
Searching for scenes with pinpoint
accuracy (Film Roll Index) ........ 41
Searching for desired scenes by a
face (Face Index) ..................... 41
Searching for desired images by
date (Date Index) ...................... 42
Using PB zoom ........................... 42
Playing back a series of still images
(Slide show) .............................. 43
Playing the images on a TV ..........44
Editing
(OTHERS) category ................46
Deleting images ............................46
Capturing a still image from a movie
(DCR-DVD910E) .........................49
Dubbing movies to media within your
camcorder (DCR-DVD910E) .......50
Dividing movies .............................51
Creating the Playlist ......................52
Dubbing movies to VCR or DVD/HDD
recorders .....................................56
Printing still images (PictBridge
compliant printer) ........................58
Utilizing Media
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
.....................................................60
Making the disc compatible with
playback on other devices
(Finalizing) ..................................61
Playing a disc on other devices ....64
Checking media information .........65
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Table of Contents (Continued)
Formatting media ......................... 65
Recording additional movies after
finalizing ..................................... 67
Finding the right disc (DISC SELECT
GUIDE) ....................................... 69
Repairing the image database file
.................................................... 69
Customizing Your Camcorder
What you can do with the
(SETTINGS) category of the
HOME MENU ........................ 71
Using the HOME MENU .............. 71
List of the
(SETTINGS) category
items ......................................... 71
MOVIE SETTINGS ....................... 73
(Items for recording movies)
PHOTO SETTINGS ..................... 77
(Items for recording still images)
VIEW IMAGES SET ..................... 78
(Items to customize the display)
SOUND/DISP SET ....................... 80
(Items to adjust sound and the screen)
Performing with Your Computer
What you can do with Windows
computer ..................................... 91
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ............................ 95
Warning indicators and messages
................................................... 104
Additional Information
Using your camcorder abroad .... 109
File/folder structure on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” ........................ 111
Maintenance and precautions .... 112
About the disc ........................... 112
About the “Memory Stick” ......... 113
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ........................................ 114
About handling of your camcorder
................................................. 115
Specifications ............................. 119
OUTPUT SETTINGS ................... 81
(Items for when connecting other devices)
CLOCK/
LANG ......................... 82
(Items to set clock and language)
GENERAL SET ............................ 82
(Other setup items)
Activating functions using the
OPTION MENU ..................... 84
Using the OPTION MENU ........... 84
Recording items on the OPTION
MENU ....................................... 85
Viewing items on the OPTION
MENU ........................................ 85
Functions set in the
OPTION
MENU ......................................... 86
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Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls ..... 122
Indicators displayed during recording/
playback ................................... 126
Glossary ..................................... 128
Index ........................................... 129
Subject examples and solutions
Shooting
Checking your golf
swing
B SMTH SLW REC ....................... 37
Capturing still
images during
movie recording
B Dual Rec ................................... 36
Flowers in closeup
B PORTRAIT ...................................... 88
B FOCUS............................................ 86
B TELE MACRO ................................. 86
Focusing on the
dog on the left
side of the screen
B FOCUS............................................ 86
B SPOT FOCUS.................................. 86
Getting a good
shot of a ski slope
or beach
B BACK LIGHT....................................37
B BEACH ............................................88
B SNOW .............................................88
A child on the
stage under a spot
light
B SPOTLIGHT.....................................88
Fireworks with all
its splendor
B FIREWORKS....................................87
B FOCUS ............................................86
A sleeping child
under dim light
B NightShot........................................36
B COLOR SLOW SHTR .......................89
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Enjoying with Your Camcorder
Media for your camcorder
Plural media for recording images
You can select desired media for recording/playback/editing movies from a disc or a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.” You can select either of a disc or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” on
[MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
For DCR-DVD910E
Using the [MOVIE DUB] function on the camcorder, you can dub movies recorded on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” to a disc without connecting another device (p. 50).
z Tips
• Discs you can use with your camcorder are 8cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R and DVD+R DL discs.
• See page 4 for the types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder.
• Still images are recorded only on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Recording format for DVD-RW
When you use a DVD-RW, you can choose the recording format from VIDEO mode or VR
mode.
In this manual, VIDEO mode is indicated as
and VR mode as
.
A recording format that is compatible with most DVD devices, especially after
finalizing.
In VIDEO mode, only the most recent movie can be deleted.
A recording format that enables editing with your camcorder (deleting and rearranging
the order of images).
A finalized disc can be played back in DVD devices that support VR mode.
Refer to the instruction manual of your DVD device to see whether it supports the VR
mode of DVD-RW.
VIDEO mode and VR mode
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Glossary (p. 128)
Disc features
Figures in parentheses ( ) indicate reference pages.
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD+R DL
Symbols used in this manual
Both 16:9 (wide) and 4:3 movie can be recorded
on the same disc (26)
z
z
–
z
z
Deleting the most recent movie (47)
z
z
z
–
–
Deleting or editing movie on your camcorder (46)
–
z
–
–
–
Using a disc repeatedly by formatting, even if the
disc becomes full* (65)
z
z
z
–
–
z
z
–
z
Finalizing required to play on other devices (61)
z
z
*1–**
Making longer recordings on a side of a disc
–
–
–
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DVD-RW
Disc types and symbols
* Formatting deletes all images and returns the recording media to its original empty state (p. 65). Even
when using a new disc, format it with your camcorder (p. 26).
** Finalizing is required to play the disc in a DVD drive on a computer. A DVD+RW that is not finalized
may cause the computer to malfunction.
Recording time of movies
Figures in the table are the approximate recording time in minutes on one side of a disc.
The recordable time on the acceptable media varies depending on media type and the [REC
MODE] (p. 73) setting.
Figures in ( ) are the minimum recording time.
Media type
9M (HQ) (high quality)
20 (18)
35 (32)
6M (SP) (standard quality)
30 (18)
55 (32)
3M (LP) (long play)
60 (44)
110 (80)
z Tips
•
•
•
•
Figures such as 9M and 6M in the table show the average bit rate. M stands for Mbps.
You can check the recordable time with [MEDIA INFO] (p. 65).
When you use a double-sided disc, you can record images on both sides (p. 112).
See page 29 for the recordable time on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
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Media for your camcorder (Continued)
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 media. Movies containing
quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit rate, and this reduces the overall recording
time.
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Using your camcorder
1Selecting media (p. 25)
You can select media for movies.
In the case of recording on a disc, select the disc that best suits your needs.
Yes
No
Do you want to delete images and reuse
the disc?
Yes
No
Enjoying with Your Camcorder
Do you want to delete or edit images on your
camcorder?
For long recording
*Select the recording format and format the disc on your camcorder (p. 26).
zTips
• You can select the disc from [DISC SELECT GUIDE] (p. 69).
2Recording images (p. 33)
3Editing/Saving images
The available functions depend on the selected media.
x Dubbing movies to another type of media within your camcorder (p. 50)
x Dubbing movies to other devices (p. 56)
x Editing on a computer (p. 91)
Using the supplied application software “Picture Motion Browser,” you can import
images to a computer, and save them on a disc.
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Using your camcorder (Continued)
4Viewing on other devices
x Viewing images on a TV (p. 44)
You can view the images recorded and edited on your camcorder on the connected TV.
x Playing the disc on other devices (p. 64)
To play a disc recorded on your camcorder on other devices, you need to finalize the
disc first.
bNotes
• The less the recording volume of the disc is, the more it takes time to finalize the disc.
The features of a finalized disc depend on disc type.
Like commercially sold DVD,
this disc can be played back in
most DVD devices after
finalizing.
Recordings cannot be added
even if there is free space left.
Unfinalizing allows you to add
movies (p. 67).
The disc can be played back in
a device compatible with the
DVD-RW VR mode.
Movies can be added without
unfinalizing.
The disc can be played back without finalizing.
But finalizing is required in some cases.
For details, see page 61.
Playback compatibility
Playback compatibility with all DVD devices is not guaranteed. Refer to the instruction manual
supplied with your DVD device or consult your dealer.
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“
HOME” and “
OPTION”
- Taking advantage of two types of menus
“ HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your
camcorder
Enjoying with Your Camcorder
(HELP)
Displays a description of the item (p. 16)
Category
B Categories and items of the HOME MENU
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
(CAMERA) category
Items
Page
Items
Page
MOVIE*1
34
MOVIE MEDIA SET*1
25
PHOTO*1
34
FINALIZE*1
61
SMTH SLW REC
37
MEDIA INFO
65
MEDIA FORMAT*1
65
UNFINALIZE
67
(VIEW IMAGES) category
Items
Page
DISC SELECT GUIDE
69
VISUAL INDEX*1
39
REPAIR IMG.DB F.
69
INDEX*1
41
INDEX*1
41
PLAYLIST
52
(OTHERS) category
Items
Page
DELETE*2
46
PHOTO CAPTURE*3
49
MOVIE DUB*3
50
EDIT
51
PLAYLIST EDIT
52
PRINT
58
USB CONNECT
91
(SETTINGS) category*1
To customize your camcorder (p. 71).
*1 You can also set these items during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 30). For items
available in the
(SETTINGS) category,
see page 71.
*2 The item is available during Easy Handycam
operation (p. 30) when you select [MEMORY
STICK] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
*3 DCR-DVD910E
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“ HOME” and “
(Continued)
OPTION” - Taking advantage of two types of menus
Using the HOME MENU
1 While pressing the green button,
4 Touch the desired item.
Example: [EDIT]
turn the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to turn on
your camcorder.
5 Follow the guide on the screen for
further operation.
To hide the HOME MENU screen
Touch
2 Press
(HOME) A (or B).
(HOME) A
.
When you want to know something
about the function of each item on the
HOME MENU - HELP
1 Press
(HOME).
The HOME MENU appears.
(HOME) B
3 Touch the desired category.
Example:
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(OTHERS) category
2 Touch
(HELP).
The bottom of
(HELP) turns orange.
3 Touch the item you want to know
the content.
To apply the option, touch [YES],
otherwise, touch [NO].
Enjoying with Your Camcorder
When you touch an item, its explanation
appears on the screen.
To deactivate the HELP
Touch
(HELP) again in step 2.
Using the OPTION MENU
Just a touch on the screen during shooting
or playback displays the functions available
at that moment. You will find it easy to
make various settings. See page 84 for
further details.
(OPTION)
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have the following
items supplied with your camcorder.
The number in the parentheses indicates the
number of that item supplied.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH60 (1)
(p. 19)
AC Adaptor (1) (p. 19)
CD-ROM “Handycam Application
Software” (1) (p. 91)
Power cord (mains lead) (1) (p. 19)
– Picture Motion Browser (Software)
– PMB Guide
Operating Guide (This manual) (1)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 44, 56)
USB cable (1) (p. 58)
Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 125)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack
POWER switch
Getting Started
DC IN jack
Battery
CHG (charge) lamp
Jack cover
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
AC Adaptor
DC plug
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (H series) (p. 114) after
attaching it to your camcorder.
Power cord (mains lead)
Open the jack cover, and connect the
DC plug of the AC Adaptor.
Match the v mark on the DC plug with
the v mark on your camcorder.
b Notes
• Your camcorder operates only with
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).
1 Turn the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to OFF
(CHG) (the default setting).
2 Align the terminals of the battery
pack and your camcorder (1),
then attach the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it
clicks (2).
4 Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and the
wall outlet (wall socket).
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and
charging starts.
5 The CHG (charge) lamp turns off
when the battery is fully charged.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from
the DC IN jack.
3 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder.
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Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued)
b Notes
• Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN
jack holding both the camcorder and the DC
plug.
To check the remaining battery
(Battery Info)
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then
press DISP/BATT INFO.
To remove the battery pack
1 Turn the POWER switch to OFF
(CHG).
2 Press and hold the BATT (battery)
release button and remove the battery
pack in the direction of the arrow.
BATT (battery) release button
After a while, the approximate recordable
time and battery information appear for
about 7 seconds. You can view the battery
information for up to 20 seconds by
pressing DISP/BATT INFO again while the
information is displayed.
Remaining battery (approx.)
b Notes
• When you remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor, make sure that the
(Movie) lamp/
(Still) lamp (p. 22)/ACCESS lamp (p. 26)/
access lamp (p. 28) are turned off.
• When you store the battery pack, fully discharge
the battery before storing it for an extended
period (p. 114).
To use a power source from a wall
outlet (wall socket)
Make the same connections as you do when
charging the battery pack. The battery pack
will not lose its charge in this case.
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Recording capacity (approx.)
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when
you fully charge a fully discharged battery
pack.
Battery pack
Charging time
NP-FH50
135
NP-FH60
(supplied)
135
NP-FH70
170
NP-FH100
390
Recording time
Playing time
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
When recording on a disc
When playing a disc
Battery pack
Typical
recording
time*
110
125
145
165
45
115
60
NP-FH70
235
270
120
60
NP-FH100
535
600
90
NP-FH60
(supplied)
NP-FH70
185
95
195
100
415
215
440
230
When recording on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”
NP-FH50
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time*
90
45
100
50
NP-FH60
(supplied)
125
65
135
70
NP-FH70
200
105
220
115
455
235
500
260
NP-FH100
LCD panel
closed
NP-FH60
(supplied)
45
Battery pack
LCD panel
opened*
NP-FH50
85
NP-FH100
Battery pack
* Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, turning the
power on/off and zooming.
b Notes
• See page 25 for selecting the media.
• All times measured with recording mode [SP]
under the following conditions:
Top: When the LCD backlight turns on.
Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder
while the LCD panel is closed.
When playing a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”
Battery pack
LCD panel
opened*
Getting Started
NP-FH50
Continuous
recording
time
LCD panel
closed
NP-FH50
130
140
NP-FH60
(supplied)
170
190
NP-FH70
280
300
NP-FH100
625
680
* When the LCD backlight is on.
b Notes
• See page 25 for selecting the media.
On the battery pack
• Before changing the battery pack, turn the
POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the
(Movie) lamp/
(Still) lamp (p. 22)/
ACCESS lamp (p. 26)/access lamp (p. 28).
• The /CHG (charge) lamp flashes during
charging, or Battery Info (p. 20) will not be
correctly displayed under the following
conditions:
– The battery pack is not attached correctly.
– The battery pack is damaged.
– The battery pack is worn-out (for Battery Info
only).
• The power will not be supplied from the battery
as long as the AC Adaptor is connected to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder, even when the
power cord (mains lead) is disconnected from
the wall outlet (wall socket).
Continued ,
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Step 2: Charging the battery
pack (Continued)
• When attaching an optional video light, it is
recommended that you use an NP-FH70/NPFH100 battery pack.
• We do not recommend using an NP-FH30,
which only allows short recording and playback
times, with your camcorder.
On the charging/recording/playback time
• Times measured when using the camcorder at
25 °C (77 °F) (10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) is
recommended).
• The available recording and playback time will
be shorter when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures.
• The available recording and playback time will
be shorter depending on the conditions under
which you use your camcorder.
On the AC Adaptor
• Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when
using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC
Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket)
immediately if any malfunction occurs while
using your camcorder.
• Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow
space, such as between a wall and furniture.
• Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic
objects. This may cause a malfunction.
• Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power
source (mains) is still supplied to it while
connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the
AC Adaptor.
Step 3: Turning the
power on, and setting
the date and time
Set the date and time when using this
camcorder for the first time. If you do not
set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET]
screen appears every time you turn on your
camcorder or change the POWER switch
position.
Touch the button on the LCD screen.
POWER switch
1 While pressing the green button,
turn the POWER switch
repeatedly in the direction of the
arrow until the respective lamp
lights up.
(Movie): To record movies
(Still): To record still images
Go to step 3 when you turn on your
camcorder for the first time.
2 Touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [CLOCK/
LANG] t [CLOCK SET].
The [CLOCK SET] screen appears.
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b Notes
area with
[NEXT].
/
, then touch
4 Set [SUMMERTIME], then touch
[NEXT].
Getting Started
3 Select the desired geographical
• 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 built-in rechargeable battery and then
set the date and time again (p. 118).
• It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be
ready to shoot after the power is turned on. You
cannot operate your camcorder during this time.
• The lens cover opens automatically when the
power is turned on. It closes when the playback
screen is selected, or the power is turned off.
• In the default setting, the power turns off
automatically if you leave your camcorder
unoperated for approximately 5 minutes, to save
battery power ([A.SHUT OFF], p. 83).
z Tips
5 Set [Y] (year) with
6 Select [M] with
the month with
/
/
/
• The date and time does not appear during
recording, but they are automatically recorded
on the media, and can be displayed during
playback ([DATA CODE], p. 78).
• See page 110 for information concerning
“World time difference.”
• If the buttons on the touch panel do not work
correctly, adjust the touch panel
([CALIBRATION], p. 117).
.
, then set
.
7 Set [D] (day), hour and minute in
the same way, then touch [NEXT].
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
(SETTINGS)
Touch
(HOME) t
t[CLOCK/
LANG]
t[
LANGUAGE SET], then select the
desired language.
8 Make sure that the clock is
correctly set, then touch
.
The clock starts.
You can set any year up to the year
2037.
To turn off the power
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
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Step 4: Making adjustments before recording
Adjusting the LCD panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder (1), then rotate it to the best
angle to record or play (2).
190 degrees to the
camcorder
290 degrees
(max.)
• The information is displayed or hidden (display
y no display) each time you press DISP
BATT/INFO.
Adjusting the viewfinder
You can view images using the viewfinder
to avoid wearing down the battery, or when
the image seen on the LCD screen is poor.
Pull out and look into the viewfinder.
Adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight.
Viewfinder
2180 degrees
(max.)
DISP/BATT INFO
Viewfinder lens
adjustment lever
Move it until the
image becomes clear.
To turn off the LCD backlight to make
the battery last longer
Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds until
appears.
This setting is practical when you use your
camcorder in bright conditions or you want
to save battery power. The recorded image
will not be affected by the setting. To turn
on the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP/
BATT INFO for a few seconds until
disappears.
b Notes
• Do not press the buttons on the LCD frame
accidentally when you open or adjust the LCD
panel.
z Tips
• If you open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder, then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens
side, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD
screen facing out. This is convenient during
playback operations.
• Touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t
[SOUND/DISP SET] t [LCD BRIGHT]
(p. 80), and adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
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z Tips
• You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder
backlight by touching
(HOME)
t
(SETTINGS) t [SOUND/DISP SET]
t [VF B.LIGHT] (p. 80).
Fastening the grip belt
Adjust and fasten the grip belt as illustrated,
and hold your camcorder properly.
Step 5: Selecting media for movies
You can set the media to be used for
movies. You can select a disc or a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
To confirm the selected media
b Notes
2 Confirm the media icon displayed at the
upper right corner of the screen.
• You can record, play back, or edit images on the
selected media. When you record, play back, or
edit images on other media, select media again.
1 Slide the POWER switch to turn on the
(Movie) lamp.
Media icon
Getting Started
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t [MOVIE
MEDIA SET].
The movie media setting screen
appears.
Disc (The icon differs
depending on the disc type
(p. 11).)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
2 Touch the desired media.
3 Touch [YES].
4 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
The movie media is changed.
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Step 6: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”
Inserting a disc
When you select [DISC] in “Step 5,” a new
8 cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, or
DVD+R DL is required (p. 11).
3 Set the disc with the recording
side facing your camcorder, then
press the center of the disc until it
clicks.
b Notes
• Remove dust or fingerprints from the disc
beforehand, using a soft cloth (p. 113).
1 Check that the power of your
camcorder is on.
2 Slide the disc cover OPEN switch
in the direction of the arrow
(OPEN l).
[PREPARING TO OPEN] appears on
the screen. The disc cover slightly opens
automatically.
ACCESS lamp (Disc)
Disc cover OPEN switch
Pickup lens
Set the disc with the label side facing out when
using a single-sided disc.
4 Close the disc cover.
[DISC ACCESS] appears on the screen.
It may take some time for the camcorder
to recognize the disc.
x DVD-RW/DVD+RW
A screen appears to ask whether you
will use [DISC SELECT GUIDE].
Using [DISC SELECT GUIDE] lets you
format the disc by following the
guidance on the screen. If you do not
want to use it, proceed to step 5.
x DVD-R/DVD+R DL
When the disc cover opens slightly, open it
further.
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You can start recording immediately
after [DISC ACCESS] disappears from
the screen. You do not need to proceed
to steps after step 5.
5 Touch the option that is right for
you on the screen.
x DVD-RW
Select the recording format, [VIDEO]
.
or [VR] (p. 10), then touch
Select the aspect ratio of the movie,
.
[16:9 WIDE] or [4:3], then touch
6 Touch [YES].
7 When [Completed.] is displayed,
touch
.
When the formatting is completed, you
can start recording on the disc.
z Tips
• When you use a DVD-RW while the Easy
Handycam operation (p. 30) is set, the
recording format is fixed to VIDEO
mode.
• Be careful not to obstruct the operation with
your hand or other objects, when opening or
closing the disc cover. Move the grip belt to the
bottom of the camcorder, then open or close the
disc cover.
• If you catch the grip belt when closing the disc
cover, it may cause your camcorder to
malfunction.
• Do not touch the disc with the recording side or
pickup lens (p. 117).
When using a double-sided disc, take care not to
smudge the surface with fingerprints.
• If you close the disc cover with the disc set
incorrectly, it may cause your camcorder to
malfunction.
• Do not disconnect the power sources while
formatting a disc.
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder since your camcorder is reading/
writing on the disc:
– while the ACCESS lamp is on
– while the ACCESS lamp is flashing
– while [DISC ACCESS] or [PREPARING TO
OPEN] is displayed on the LCD screen
• It may take some time to remove the disc
depending on the recorded contents.
• It may take about 10 minutes to remove a disc if
the disc has scratches or is dirty with
fingerprints, etc. In that case, the disc might be
damaged.
To remove the disc
z Tips
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 to open the disc
cover.
2 Press the disc holder in the center of the
disc compartment, and remove the disc by
holding the edge.
• You can insert or remove the disc when a power
source is connected to your camcorder even
when your camcorder is turned off. However,
the disc recognition process (step 4) does not
start.
• To delete all of the previously recorded images
from a DVD-RW/DVD+RW, then to use it
again to record new images, see “Formatting
media” (p. 65).
• You can check the right disc using [DISC
SELECT GUIDE] on the HOME MENU
(p. 69).
Continued ,
Getting Started
x DVD+RW
b Notes
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Step 6: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Continued)
Inserting a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”
See page 4 on the “Memory Stick” you can
use with your camcorder.
z Tips
• If you record only still images on the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo,” operations after step 3 are
unnecessary.
1 Open the LCD panel.
The [Create a new Image Database
File.] screen appears on the LCD screen
when you insert a new “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
2 Insert the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
1 Open the Memory Stick Duo cover in
the direction of the arrow.
2 Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
into the Memory Stick Duo slot in the
right direction until it clicks.
3 Close the Memory Stick Duo cover.
Access lamp
Face the b mark towards
the LCD screen.
3 If you select [MEMORY STICK] in
“Step 5” for movie recording,
slide the POWER switch
repeatedly until the
(Movie)
lamp lights up.
If the POWER switch is set to OFF
(CHG), turn it on while pressing the
green button.
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4 Touch [YES].
To remove the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”
Open the LCD panel and Memory Stick
Duo cover. Lightly push the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” in once, then slide it out of the
slot.
b Notes
• To prevent media from being broken or
recorded images from being lost, do not do the
following when the access lamp ( p. 28) is on:
– to remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor
from the camcorder
– to apply mechanical shock or vibration to the
camcorder
•
•
•
Getting Started
•
– to remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
from the camcorder
Do not open the Memory Stick Duo cover
during recording.
Inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” forcibly
in the wrong direction may cause a malfunction
to the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” Memory
Stick Duo slot, or image data.
If [Failed to create a new Image Database File.
It may be possible that there is not enough free
space.] is displayed in step 4, format the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (p. 66). All recorded
data on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” will be
deleted when you format.
Do not pinch and remove the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” forcibly. It may cause a malfunction.
Recording time of movies on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
Figures in the table are approximate
recording time in minutes of “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
Figures in ( ) are minimum recording time.
Recording
mode
512MB
1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
9M (HQ)
(high
quality)
6 (5)
10 (10)
25 (25)
55 (50)
115 (100)
6M (SP)
3M (LP)
(standard
(long play)
quality)
9 (5)
15 (10)
20 (10)
35 (25)
40 (25)
80 (50)
80 (50)
160 (105)
170 (100) 325 (215)
b Notes
• Numbers in the table are of when using a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony
Corporation. The recordable time varies
depending on the recording conditions, the type
of “Memory Stick,” or the [REC MODE] setting
(p. 73).
• When the recordable time is less than 5 minutes,
appears.
z Tips
• See page 77 for the recordable numbers of still
images.
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Recording/Playback
Recording and playing back with ease (Easy
Handycam operation)
Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform
recording or playing back operation without detailed settings. It also makes the screen font
size larger for easy viewing. The images are recorded on the selected media (p. 25).
If the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG),
turn it while pressing the green button.
R
Movies
Still Images
1 Turn the POWER switch
1 Turn the POWER switch
G until the
(Movie)
lamp lights up.
2 Press EASY A.
,
G until the
(Still)
lamp lights up.
2 Press EASY A.
appears on the
screen.
3 Press START/STOP H (or D) to
,
appears on the
screen.
3 Press PHOTO F lightly to adjust
start recording*.
the focus A (a beep sounds), then
press it fully B (a shutter click
sounds).
[STBY] t [REC]
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
Flashing t Lights up
* Movies are recorded in the [SP] recording mode.
z Tips
• During Easy Handycam operation, a frame appears on a face of person ([FACE DETECTION], p. 76).
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Playing back recorded movies/still images
1 Turn the POWER switch G to turn on your camcorder.
2 Press
(VIEW IMAGES) I (or E).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to
display the thumbnails.)
Film Roll Index (p. 41)
Face Index (p. 41)
Appears with the image on
each of the tab that was
lastly played back/recorded
(B for the still image).
Next 6 images
Returns to the recording
screen.
Displays movies.
Recording/Playback
Disc type*
Previous 6 images
Displays still images.
* When you select [MEMORY STICK] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25), you can search for images
by recording date (p. 42).
3 Start playback.
Movies:
Touch the
tab and the movie to be played back.
Returns to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
Toggles Play or Pause
as you touch.
Beginning of the scene/
previous scene
Next scene
Recording date/time*
Stop (goes to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.)
Reverse/Forward
* The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 78).
zTips
• When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
• You can slow down the playback speed by touching
/
during pause.
Continued ,
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Recording and playing back with ease (Easy Handycam operation)
(Continued)
• You can adjust the volume by touching
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [SOUND
SETTINGS] t [VOLUME], then with
/
.
• You can change the movie media with [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
Still images:
Touch the
tab and the still image to be played back.
Returns to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
Side show (p. 43)
Recording date/time*
Goes to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
Previous/Next
* The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 78).
To cancel Easy Handycam operation
Press EASY A again.
from the screen.
disappears
Menu settings during Easy Handycam
operation
Touch
(HOME) C (or B) to display
the menu items available for setup changes
(p.15, 71).
b Notes
• Most of the menu items automatically return to
the default settings. The settings of some menu
items are fixed. For details, see page 71.
• DVD-RW is formatted with VIDEO mode (p.
10).
• You cannot use the
(OPTION) menu.
• Cancel Easy Handycam operation if you want to
add effects to images or change settings.
Invalid buttons during Easy Handycam
operation
You cannot use some buttons/functions
during Easy Handycam operation since
they are automatically set (p. 71). If you set
an invalid operation, [Invalid during Easy
Handycam operation] appears.
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To view movies on a disc on other
devices (Finalize)
To view movies stored on a disc on other
devices or a computer, you need to
“finalize” the disc. For details on finalizing
operation, see page 61.
b Notes
• For DVD-R, DVD+R DL, you cannot reuse the
disc or record additional movies onto the disc
once you finalize the disc even if the disc has
free space.
• You cannot record additional movies on a
finalized disc during Easy Handycam operation
(p. 67).
Recording
The movies are recorded on the media selected on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
(HOME) E
(HOME) D
Lens cover
Opens automatically when
the power is switched on.
PHOTO F
START/STOP C
Recording/Playback
POWER switch A
If the POWER switch is
set to OFF (CHG), turn
it while pressing the
green button.
(Movie) lamp
START/STOP B
(Still) lamp
b Notes
• If the ACCESS lamp (p. 26)/access lamp (p. 28) are lit or flashing after recording is finished, it means
data is still being written onto the media. Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not
remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor.
• In the case that [MEMORY STICK] is selected on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25), when a movie file
exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
z Tips
• See page 4 for the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” you can use in your camcorder.
• You can check the free media space for movies by touching
(HOME) t
t [MEDIA INFO] (p. 65).
(MANAGE MEDIA)
Continued ,
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Recording (Continued)
Movies
Still Images
1 Turn the POWER switch A until
the
(Movie) lamp lights up.
2 Press START/STOP B (or C).
1 Turn the POWER switch A until
the
(Still) lamp lights up.
2 Press PHOTO F lightly to adjust
the focus A (a beep sounds), then
press it fully B (a shutter click
sounds).
[STBY] t [REC]
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
Flashing t Lights up
appears next to
. When
disappears, the image has been
recorded.
b Notes
• You cannot record still images on a disc.
z Tips
• See page 11 for the recordable time of movies, and page 77 for the number of recordable still images.
• You can record still images by pressing PHOTO F during movie recording (Dual Rec, p. 36).
•
appears when [ INDEX SET] is set to [ON] (the default setting) during movie recording (p. 76).
• A frame is shown on the detected face, and the detected face image is sharpened automatically when
[FACE DETECTION] is set to [ON] ( ) (the default setting) (p. 76).
• You can switch recording between movies and still images by touching
(HOME) D (or E) t
(CAMERA) t [MOVIE] or [PHOTO].
• You can create still images from recorded movies (p. 49) (DCR-DVD910E).
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Zooming
You can magnify images up to 15 times the
original size with the power zoom lever or
the zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
z Tips
• Using [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 74), you can
zoom in further than 15 times when recording
movies.
Recording sound with more
presence (5.1ch surround
recording)
Built-in microphone
Wider range of view:
(Wide angle)
Close view: (Telephoto)
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a
slower zoom. Move it further for a faster
zoom.
Recording/Playback
Sound picked up by the built-in microphone
is converted to 5.1ch surround sound and
recorded.
Enjoy realistic sound when playing the
movies on devices that support 5.1ch
surround sound.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, 5.1ch surround sound
Glossary (p. 128)
b Notes
• 5.1ch sound is converted to 2ch when played back
on your camcorder.
b Notes
• Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom
lever. If you move your finger off the power
zoom lever, the operation sound of the lever
may also be recorded.
• You cannot change the zoom speed with the
zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
• The minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
z Tips
• You can select the recording sound, [5.1ch
SURROUND] or [2ch STEREO] ([AUDIO
MODE], p. 73).
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Recording (Continued)
Starting to record quickly
(QUICK ON)
z Tips
• When
(Movie) lamp is lit, the size of still
images becomes [
3.0M] (16:9 wide) or
[2.2M] (4:3).
• You can record still images during recording
standby in the same way as when the
(Still)
lamp is lit. You can also record with the flash.
Recording in dark places
(NightShot)
If you press QUICK ON instead of turning
off the POWER switch, the power
consumption will be reduced (sleep mode).
In sleep mode, the QUICK ON button
flashes. If you press QUICK ON again
when you want to start next recording, your
camcorder will be ready for recording after
about 1 second.
Infrared port
b Notes
• While the camcorder is in sleep mode, the
power consumption will be about half that used
during recording. You can save the battery
power.
• If you do not operate your camcorder and leave
it in sleep mode for a while, your camcorder
automatically turns off. With [QUICK ON
STBY], you can set the time after which the
camcorder turns off in sleep mode (p. 83).
Recording high quality still
images during movie recording
(Dual Rec)
You can record high quality still images by
pressing PHOTO while recording a movie.
Still images are recorded on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
b Notes
• You cannot use the flash during Dual Rec.
• When the capacity of a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” becomes insufficient, or when a series of
still images are recorded,
may be
displayed. You cannot record still images while
is displayed.
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To record in dark places, set the
NIGHTSHOT switch to ON to display
b Notes
• The NightShot and Super NightShot functions
use infrared light. Therefore, do not cover the
infrared port with your fingers or other objects.
• Remove the conversion lens (optional).
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 86)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
• Do not use the NightShot and Super NightShot
functions in bright places. This may cause a
malfunction.
z Tips
• To record an image brighter, use Super
NightShot function (p. 89). To record a movie
more faithfully to the original colors, use Color
Slow Shutter function (p. 89).
.
Adjusting the exposure for
backlit subjects
Recording the fast action in
slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)
Fast moving subjects and actions, which
cannot be captured under the ordinary
recording conditions, can be recorded in
smooth moving slow-motion.
This is useful to record fast actions such as
a golf or tennis swing.
1 Touch
(HOME) t
t [SMTH SLW REC].
(CAMERA)
Recording in mirror mode
When you are recording, you can show the
recording image to the person being
recorded.
2 Press START/STOP.
A 3 second-movie (approx.) is recorded as
a 12 second-slow-motion-movie.
[Recording···] disappears, when recording
is finished.
Recording/Playback
To adjust the exposure for backlit subjects,
press . (BACK LIGHT) to display .. To
cancel the back light function, press
. (BACK LIGHT) again.
Touch
to cancel the smooth slow
recording.
To change the setting
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the
camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees
to the lens side (2).
z Tips
• A mirror-image of the subject appears on the
LCD screen, but the image will be normal when
recorded.
• When recording in mirror mode, a frame does
not appear on a face of person ([FACE
DETECTION], p. 76).
On the [SMTH SLW REC] screen, touch
(OPTION) t
tab, then select the
setting you want to change.
• [TIMING]
Select the recording start point after
START/STOP is pressed. The default
setting is [3sec AFTER].
[3sec AFTER]
[3sec BEFORE]
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Recording (Continued)
• [RECORD SOUND]
Select [ON] (
) to superimpose sounds
such as conversation on the slow motion
pictures. The default setting is [OFF].
Your camcorder records sounds for about
12 seconds while [Recording···] is
displayed in step 2.
b Notes
• Sounds cannot be recorded while recording a 3
second-movie (approx.).
• Image quality of [SMTH SLW REC] is not as
good as that of normal recording.
• If you play back a movie that is recorded when
[RECORD SOUND] on [SMTH SLW REC] is
set to [OFF],
is displayed, regardless the
setting of [AUDIO MODE] (p. 73).
• You cannot perform [SMTH SLW REC] during
Easy Handycam operation (p. 30). Cancel Easy
Handycam operation first.
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Playback
You can playback movies recorded on the media selected on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
Lens cover
Power zoom
lever F
Closes in accordance with
(VIEW IMAGES).
POWER switch
A
(HOME) E
(HOME) D
Recording/Playback
(VIEW
IMAGES) C
(VIEW IMAGES) B
1 Turn the POWER switch A to turn on your camcorder.
2 Press
(VIEW IMAGES) B (or C).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the screen. (It may take some time to display the
thumbnails.)
Film Roll Index (p. 41)
Face Index (p. 41)
Disc type*
Previous 6 images
Appears with the image on
each of the tab that was lastly
played back/recorded (B for
the still image).
Next 6 images
Returns to the recording
screen.
(OPTION)
Displays movies.
Displays still images.
* When you select [MEMORY STICK] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25), you can search for
images by recording date (p. 42).
z Tips
• The number of the images on the VISUAL INDEX screen can be changed 6 y 12 by moving the power
(HOME) D (or E) t
(SETTINGS) t [VIEW
zoom lever F. To fix this number, touch
IMAGES SET] t [
DISPLAY] (p. 79).
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Playback (Continued)
3 Start playback.
Movies
Touch the
tab and the movie to be played back.
When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the
VISUAL INDEX screen.
Returns to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
Toggles Play or Pause
as you touch.
Beginning of the movie/
previous movie
Next movie
(OPTION)
Stop (goes to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.)
Reverse/ Forward
z Tips
• Touch
/
during pause to play back movie slowly.
• When playing the movies on a disc, one touch of
/
makes the movie reverse/fast forward
about 5 times faster than normal, 2 touches about 10 times faster (about 8 times faster for a DVD+RW).
• When playing movies from a “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” one touch of
/
makes the movie
reverse/fast forward about 5 times faster than normal, 2 touches about 10 times, 3 touches about 30 times,
and 4 touches about 60 times faster.
Still Images
Touch the
tab and the still image to be played back.
Returns to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
Slide show (p. 43)
(OPTION)
Goes to the VISUAL
INDEX screen.
Previous/Next
To adjust the sound volume of movies
While playing back movies, touch
volume with
/
.
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(OPTION) t
tab t [VOLUME], then adjust the
z Tips
z Tips
• You can switch screen to the VISUAL INDEX
screen by touching
(HOME) D (or E) t
(VIEW IMAGES) t [VISUAL INDEX].
• You can display the Film Roll Index screen by
touching
(HOME) t
(VIEW
IMAGES) t [ INDEX].
Searching for scenes with
pinpoint accuracy (Film Roll
Index)
The detected face images during recording
are displayed on the INDEX screen.
You can play back the movie from the
selected face image.
Select beforehand media which contains the
movie you want to play back (p. 25).
1 Press
1 Press
(VIEW IMAGES) on your
camcorder.
(VIEW IMAGES) on your
camcorder.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.
2 Touch
2 Touch
(Film Roll Index).
Recording/Playback
Movies can be divided by a set time, and
the first scene of each division is displayed
on the INDEX screen. You can start playing
back a movie from the selected scene.
Select beforehand media which contains the
movie you want to play back (p. 25).
Searching for desired scenes by
a face (Face Index)
(Face Index).
Previous/Next movie
Previous/Next movie
Previous scene
Previous/Next face image
Next scene
Changes the interval of scenes.
3 Touch
/
to select the desired
movie.
3 Touch
/
to select the desired
movie.
4 Touch
/
to search for the
desired scene.
4 Touch
/
to search for the
desired face image, then select
the face image of the scene you
want to play back.
Playback starts from the selected scene.
Playback starts from the selected scene.
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Playback (Continued)
b Notes
• Faces may not be detected depending on
recording conditions.
Example: People wearing glasses or hats, or not
facing towards the camera.
• Set [ INDEX SET] to [ON] (the default
setting) before recording to play back movies
from [ INDEX] (p. 76). Face Index may not
appear properly if no face was detected.
3 Touch
/
to select the
recording date of the desired
movie, then touch
.
The images recorded on the selected
date are displayed on the screen.
z Tips
z Tips
• You can display the Face Index screen by
touching
(HOME) t
(VIEW
IMAGES) t [ INDEX].
• On the Film Roll Index screen or the Face Index
screen, you can use the Date Index function by
following the steps 2 to 3.
Searching for desired images by
date (Date Index)
You can efficiently search for desired
movies recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” by date.
Select [MEMORY STICK] on [MOVIE
MEDIA SET] beforehand (p. 25).
Using PB zoom
You can magnify still images from about
1.1 to 5 times the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the
power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on
the LCD frame.
1 Press
(VIEW IMAGES) on your
camcorder.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.
2 Touch the date button at the
upper right corner of the screen.
The recording dates of movies are
displayed on the screen.
1 Play back the still image you want to
magnify.
2 Magnify the still image with T
(Telephoto).
The screen is framed.
Previous/Next date
3 Touch the screen at the point you want
to display in the center of the displayed
frame.
4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide
angle)/T (Telephoto).
To cancel, touch
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.
Playing back a series of still
images (Slide show)
Recording/Playback
Touch
on the still image playback
screen.
The slide show begins from the selected
still image.
Touch
to stop the slide show. To
restart, touch
again.
b Notes
• You cannot operate playback zoom during slide
show.
z Tips
• You can also play back the slide show by
touching
(OPTION) t
tab t [SLIDE
SHOW] on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
• While playing back still images, you can set
continuous slide show playback by touching
(OPTION) t
tab t [SLIDE SHOW
SET]. As the default setting is [ON],
is
displayed on the LCD screen and your
camcorder repeats a slide show of still images.
If you set [SLIDE SHOW SET] to [OFF], your
camcorder plays the still images in slide show
mode once, starting from the selected still
image.
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Playing the images on a TV
Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable 1
or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO 2. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 19). Refer also to the instruction
manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
Device without
S VIDEO jack
Device with
S VIDEO jack
IN
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
(Yellow)
(White)
(White)
A/V Remote
Connector
(Red)
: Signal flow
1 A/V connecting cable (supplied)
Connect to the input jack of the other device.
2 A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional)
When connecting to the other device via the S
VIDEO jack, by using an A/V connecting cable
with S VIDEO (optional), higher quality
images can be produced than with an A/V
connecting cable. Connect the white and red
plugs (left/right audio) and the S VIDEO plug
(S VIDEO channel) of the A/V connecting
cable with S VIDEO (optional). The yellow
plug connection is not necessary. Connecting
only the S VIDEO plug will not output audio.
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AUDIO
AUDIO
(Red)
VCRs or TVs
When your TV is connected to a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN
input on the VCR. Set the input selector on
the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.),
if the VCR has an input selector.
To set the aspect ratio according to
the connected TV (16:9/4:3)
Change the setting according to the screen
aspect ratio of the TV you will view images
on.
1 Turn on your camcorder.
2 Touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS)
t [OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE]
t [16:9] or [4:3] t
.
b Notes
• When you set [TV TYPE] to [4:3], the image
quality may deteriorate. Also, when the recorded
image’s aspect ratio switches between 16:9
(wide) and 4:3, the image may jitter.
• When you play back an image recorded in 16:9
(wide) aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV not compatible
with the 16:9 (wide) signal, set [TV TYPE] to
[4:3].
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V
connecting cable to the video input jack and
connect the white (left channel) or the red
(right channel) plug to the audio input jack
of your TV or VCR.
Recording/Playback
When your TV is monaural (When your
TV has only one audio input jack)
z Tips
• You can display the counter on the TV screen by
setting [DISP OUTPUT] to [V-OUT/PANEL]
(p. 81).
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor
(EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (optional) to view
playback images.
TV/VCR
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Editing
(OTHERS) category
This category enables you to edit or print
images on the media, or copy them onto
your computer for viewing, editing or
creating an original DVD.
Deleting images
b Notes
• You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
z Tips
• You can select up to 100 images at one time.
Deleting movies
(OTHERS) category
b Notes
• You can select the media of the image to be
edited by touching
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t [MOVIE
MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
Item list
DELETE
You can delete images on the media (p. 46).
PHOTO CAPTURE (DCR-DVD910E)
You can capture a selected scene from a
recorded movie as a still image (p. 49).
MOVIE DUB (DCR-DVD910E)
You can dub movies recorded on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” to a disc (p. 50).
Select beforehand the media which contains
the movie you want to delete (p. 25).
b Notes
• When you select [DISC] on [MOVIE MEDIA
SET] (p. 25), you cannot delete movies during
Easy Handycam operation (p. 30). Cancel Easy
Handycam operation first.
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t [DELETE].
2 Touch [
DELETE].
3 Touch [
DELETE].
EDIT
You can edit the images on the media
(p. 51).
4 Touch the movie to be deleted.
PLAYLIST EDIT
You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 52).
PRINT
You can print still images on a connected
PictBridge printer (p. 58).
USB CONNECT
You can connect your camcorder to a
computer or another device using the USB
cable (p. 91).
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The selected movie is marked with
.
Press and hold the movie on the screen
to confirm.
Touch
screen.
to return to the previous
5 Touch
To delete the most recently recorded
movie
t [YES].
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
1 In step 3, touch [
DEL].
.
2 Touch
LAST SCENE
t [YES].
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
To delete all movies at one time
1 In step 3, touch [
DELETE ALL].
2 Touch [YES] t [YES].
.
You cannot delete the most recently
recorded movie:
– if you remove the disc from your
camcorder after recording.
– if you turn off your camcorder after
recording.
b Notes
To delete all the movies recorded on
the same day at one time
1 In step 3, touch [
• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting
movies.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
while deleting movies from the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
• If the deleted movie is included in a Playlist
(p. 52), the movie is deleted also from the
Playlist.
• You cannot delete movies from the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” if the movies are protected by
another device.
• Even if you delete unnecessary movies from the
disc, the remaining disc capacity may not
increase as much as you can make additional
recording.
DELETE by date].
Previous/Next date
2 Touch
/
to select the recording
date of the desired movies, then touch
.
The movies recorded on the selected
date are displayed on the screen.
z Tips
• To delete all images recorded on the media and
recover all the recordable space of the media,
format the media (p. 65).
• You can delete a movie when viewing it by
touching
(OPTION).
Touch the movie on the screen to
confirm.
Touch
screen.
3 Touch
Editing
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
to return to the previous
t [YES].
4 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
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Deleting images (Continued)
Deleting still images
To delete all still images at one time
1 In step 3, touch [
DELETE ALL].
2 Touch [YES] t [YES].
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t [DELETE].
2 Touch [
DELETE].
3 Touch [
DELETE].
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
b Notes
• You cannot delete still images recorded on the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” if the still images are
protected by another device.
z Tips
4 Touch the still image to be
deleted.
The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the still image on the
screen to confirm.
Touch
screen.
to return to the previous
5 Touch
t [YES] .
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
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.
• To delete all images recorded on the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo,” and recover all the recordable
space of the media, format the media (p. 65).
• You can delete a still image when viewing it by
touching
(OPTION).
Capturing a still image from a movie (DCRDVD910E)
You can capture a still image at any point
during movie playback.
Select the media which contains the movies
beforehand (p. 25).
Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
beforehand.
Movies in
Adjusts the capturing point with
more precision after the capturing
point has been selected with
.
Still images in
t
t
Returns to the beginning
of the selected movie.
b Notes
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t [PHOTO
CAPTURE].
4 Touch
.
appears while the still image is
captured and stored.
To capture another still image, touch
and repeat from step 2.
To finish the operation, touch
.
Editing
• Using the AC Adaptor as the power source is
recommended to prevent the power from being
turned off during operation.
t
The [PHOTO CAPTURE] screen
appears.
b Notes
2 Touch the movie that you want to
• The media where you want to save still images
has to have enough free space.
• Recording date and time of created still images
are the same as the recording date and time of
the movies.
• If the movies do not have data code, recording
date and time of still images are saved as the
time you create them from the movies.
play back and capture an image
from.
The selected movie is played back.
3 Touch
to pause at the point
where you want to capture.
The movie pauses.
Play and pause toggles as you press
.
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Dubbing movies to media within your camcorder
(DCR-DVD910E)
You can dub movies from a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” to a disc.
Insert a disc in your camcorder beforehand.
From
To
t
The selected movie is marked with
.
Press and hold the movie on the screen
to confirm.
Touch
screen.
to return to the previous
If the disc space is not sufficient to
record the entire movie, [Not enough
memory space.] appears.
b Notes
• Using the AC Adaptor as the power source is
recommended to prevent the power from being
turned off during operation.
4 Touch
t [YES].
z Tips
• To check dubbed movies after dubbing is
complete, select [DISC] on [MOVIE MEDIA
SET] (p. 25).
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t [MOVIE DUB].
The [MOVIE DUB] screen appears.
5 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
To dub all the movies recorded on the
same day at one time
1 In step 2, touch [DUB by date].
2 Touch [DUB by select].
3 Touch the movie to be dubbed.
Previous/Next date
2 Touch
/
to select the recording
date of the desired movies, then touch
.
The movies recorded on the selected
date are displayed on the screen.
Touch the movie on the screen to
confirm.
Touch
screen.
Remaining disc space*
* x: Used
x (green): To be used to save the selected
movie
s: Free space
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to return to the previous
3 Touch
t [YES].
If the disc space is not sufficient to
record the entire movie, [Not enough
memory space.] appears.
4 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
Dividing movies
To dub all movies in a Playlist (p. 52)
1 In step 2, touch [ DUB ALL].
If the disc space is not sufficient to
record the entire movie, [Not enough
memory space.] appears.
Select beforehand the media which contains
the movie you want to divide (p. 25).
2 Touch [YES].
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
To back up movies that have not been
backed up yet
1 In step 2, touch [BACKUP].
2 Touch [Backs up unbacked up movies.]
t [YES].
b Notes
• If movies are backed up on 2 or more discs, the
movie recorded at the end of each disc is
divided automatically to fit in the full disc
capacity.
z Tips
• In step 2, by touching [BACKUP] t [Backup
starts from the first movie. Previous backup
history will be deleted.], you can back up all
movies, including movies that have been backed
up previously. Your camcorder will keep a
backup history of movies only when they are
saved with the [BACKUP] function.
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t [EDIT].
2 Touch [DIVIDE].
3 Touch the movie that you want to
divide.
The selected movie is played back.
Editing
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
If the disc space is not sufficient to
record the entire movie, [Disc is full.]
appears, and the number of one-sided
discs required will be displayed. Prepare
discs, and repeat from step 1.
1 Touch
4 Touch
at the point where
you want to divide.
The movie pauses.
Play and pause toggles as you press
.
Adjusts the dividing point with more
precision after the dividing point has
been selected with
.
Returns to the beginning
of the selected movie.
5 Touch
t [YES].
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
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Dividing movies (Continued)
Creating the Playlist
b Notes
• You cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing
movies.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
while dividing movies in the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
• When you are dividing a movie on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo,” and the divided original movie
is included in a Playlist, the movie in the Playlist
will also be divided. When you are dividing a
movie on a disc, the movie in a Playlist is not
divided.
• A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch
and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based on about half-second increments.
z Tips
• You can divide a movie when viewing it by
touching
(OPTION).
• The images recorded on your camcorder are
called “original.”
A Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of
the movies that you have selected. The
original scenes are not changed even
though you edit or delete the movies in the
Playlist.
Select beforehand the media to use to
create, play, or edit a Playlist (p. 25).
z Tips
• To a Playlist, you can add a maximum of 999
movies on a disc, or 99 movies on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
• The images recorded on your camcorder are
called “original.”
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST
EDIT].
2 Touch [
ADD].
3 Touch the movie to be added to
the Playlist.
.
The selected movie is marked with
.
Press and hold the movie on the screen
to confirm.
Touch
screen.
4 Touch
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to return to the previous
t [YES].
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
while adding movies in the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
• You cannot add still images to a Playlist.
5 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
z Tips
• You can add a movie when viewing it by
touching
(OPTION).
• You can copy the Playlist to a disc as it is, by
using the supplied software.
To add all the movies to the Playlist
1 In step 2, touch [
ADD ALL].
Playing the Playlist
2 Touch [YES] t [YES].
3 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
1 In step 2, touch [
Select beforehand the media to use to
create, play or edit a Playlist (p. 25).
Editing
To add all the movies recorded on the
same day at one time
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(VIEW
IMAGES) t [PLAYLIST].
ADD by date].
The movies in the Playlist screen
appear.
Previous/Next date
2 Touch
/
to select the recording
date of the desired movies, then touch
.
The movies recorded on the selected
date are displayed on the screen.
2 Touch the movie from which you
want to play back.
The Playlist is played back from the
selected movie to the end, then the
screen returns to the Playlist screen.
Touch the movie on the screen to
confirm.
Touch
screen.
3 Touch
to return to the previous
t [YES].
4 When [Completed.] appears, touch
.
b Notes
• Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while adding the
movies.
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Creating the Playlist (Continued)
To erase unnecessary movies from
the Playlist
1 Touch
(HOME) t
t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
(OTHERS)
The selected movie is marked with
2 Touch [ ERASE].
To erase all the movies from the
Playlist, touch [ ERASE ALL] t
[YES] t [YES]. Then, when
[Completed.] appears, touch
Touch
screen.
.
3 Touch the movie to be erased from the
Playlist.
The selected movie is marked with
4 Touch
4 Touch
.
.
/
6 Touch
t [YES].
7 When [Completed.] appears, touch
z Tips
t [YES].
.
z Tips
• The original movies are not erased even if you
erase movies from the Playlist.
To change the order within the Playlist
1 Touch
(HOME) t
t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
• When you select multiple movies, the movies
are moved following the order appeared in the
Playlist.
To divide a movie in the Playlist
1 Touch
(HOME) t
t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
(OTHERS)
2 Touch [DIVIDE].
(OTHERS)
MOVE].
3 Select the movie that you want to move.
3 Touch the movie that you want to
divide.
The selected movie is played back.
4 Touch
at the point where you
want to divide.
The movie pauses.
Play and pause toggles as you press
.
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.
Destination bar
to return to the previous
5 When [Completed.] appears, touch
2 Touch [
to return to the previous
5 Select the destination with
Press and hold the movie on the screen
to confirm.
Touch
screen.
.
Press and hold the movie on the screen
to confirm.
.
Adjusts the dividing point with more
precision after the dividing point has
been selected with
.
Returns to the beginning
of the selected movie.
5 Touch
t [YES].
6 When [Completed.] appears, touch
• A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch
and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based on about half-second increments.
Editing
b Notes
.
z Tips
• The original movies are not divided even if you
divide the movie in the Playlist.
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Dubbing movies to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders
Connecting a device with the A/V connecting cable
You can dub movies played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs
or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for
this operation (p. 19). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be
connected.
b Notes
• Since dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
Device without
S VIDEO jack
Device with
S VIDEO jack
IN
IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
(Yellow)
(White)
(White)
AUDIO
A/V Remote
Connector
AUDIO
(Red)
: Video/Signal flow
A A/V connecting cable (supplied)
Connect to the input jack of the other
device.
B A/V connecting cable with S
VIDEO (optional)
When connecting to the other device via
the S VIDEO jack, by using an A/V
connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional), higher quality movies can be
produced than with an A/V connecting
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(Red)
VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders
cable. Connect the white and red plugs
(left/right audio) and the S VIDEO plug
(S VIDEO channel) of the A/V
connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional). The yellow plug connection
is not necessary. Connecting only the S
VIDEO plug will not output audio.
b Notes
• To hide the screen indicators, such as a counter
on the screen of the monitor device connected,
touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t
[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [DISP OUTPUT]
t [LCD PANEL] (the default setting) (p. 81).
• To record the date/time and camera settings
data, display them on the screen (p. 78).
• When you are connecting your camcorder to a
monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the
A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,
and the red (right channel) or the white (left
channel) plug to the audio input jack on the
device.
1 Turn on your camcorder.
the movie you want to dub (p. 25).
3 Press
(VIEW IMAGES).
Set [TV TYPE] according to the display
device (p. 44).
7 When dubbing is finished, stop
the recording device, and then
your camcorder.
Connecting a device with the
USB cable
By connecting a DVD writer, etc. that is
capable of movie dubbing via USB
connection to your camcorder, you can dub
movies without the declination of their
image quality.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor for this operation (p. 20). Refer
also to the instruction manuals supplied
with the devices to be connected.
Editing
2 Select the media which contains
Refer to the instruction manuals
supplied with your recording device for
details.
4 Insert the recording media in the
recording device.
If your recording device has an input
selector, set it to the input mode.
5 Connect your camcorder to the
recording device (VCR or DVD/
HDD recorder) with the A/V
connecting cable (supplied) 1 or
an A/V connecting cable with S
VIDEO (optional) 2.
Connect your camcorder to the input
jacks of the recording device.
6 Start playback on your
camcorder, and record it on the
recording device.
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Dubbing movies to VCR or DVD/
HDD recorders (Continued)
1 Turn on your camcorder.
2 Connect the
(USB) jack of your
camcorder to a DVD writer, etc.
using the supplied USB cable (p.
123).
The [USB SELECT] screen appears.
3 Touch media which contains the
movie to be dubbed.
4 Start recording on the connected
device.
Refer to the instruction manuals
supplied with the connected device for
details.
5 When dubbing is finished, touch
[END] t [YES] and disconnect
the USB cable.
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Printing still images
(PictBridge compliant
printer)
You can print out still images using a
PictBridge compliant printer, without
connecting the camcorder to a computer.
Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor
to obtain power from the wall outlet (wall
socket) (p. 19).
Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” that
contains the still images you want to print
into your camcorder.
Also, turn on the printer.
1 Turn on your camcorder.
2 Connect the
(USB) jack of your
camcorder to the printer using
the supplied USB cable (p. 123).
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on
the screen.
3 Touch [PRINT].
When connection is complete,
(PictBridge connecting) appears on the
screen.
4 Touch the still image to be
printed.
To finish printing
On the INDEX screen of still images, touch
.
b Notes
The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the still image on the
screen to confirm.
to return to the previous
5 Touch
(OPTION), set the
following options, then touch
.
[COPIES]: Set number of copies of a
still image to be printed. You can set up
to 20 copies.
[DATE/TIME]: Select [DATE],
[DAY&TIME], or [OFF] (no date/time
printed).
[SIZE]: Select the paper size.
If you do not change the setting, go to
step 6.
6 Touch [EXEC] t [YES].
Editing
Touch
screen.
• We can guarantee the operation of only models
that are PictBridge compatible.
• Refer also to the instruction manual of the
printer to be used.
• Do not attempt the following operations when
is on the screen. The operations may not be
performed properly.
– To operate the POWER switch
– To press
(VIEW IMAGES)
– To disconnect the USB cable from your
camcorder or the printer
– To remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
from your camcorder
• If the printer stops working, disconnect the USB
cable, turn the printer off and on again, and
restart the operation from the beginning.
• You can select only the paper sizes that the
printer can print.
• On some printer models, the top, bottom, right,
and left edges of still images may be trimmed. If
you print a still image recorded in a 16:9 (wide)
ratio, the left and right ends of the image may be
trimmed widely.
• Some printer models may not support the date
printing function. Refer to your printer’s
instruction manual for details.
• You may not be able to print the following:
– still images edited by a computer
– still images recorded by other devices
– still images of 4MB or more
– still images with a pixel size larger than
3,680 × 2,760
z Tips
7 When [Printing is finished.]
appears, touch
.
The still image selection screen appears
again.
• PictBridge is an industry standard established
by the Camera & Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can print still images without using
a computer by connecting a printer directly to a
digital video camera or digital still camera,
regardless of model or manufacturer.
• You can print a still image when viewing it by
touching
(OPTION).
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Utilizing Media
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
This category enables you to use the media
for various purposes.
(MANAGE MEDIA) category
Item list
MOVIE MEDIA SET
You can select the media for movies
(p. 25).
FINALIZE
You can enable discs to be played on other
devices by finalizing them (p. 61).
MEDIA INFO
You can display the media information,
such as recordable time (p. 65).
MEDIA FORMAT
You can format the media and recover the
recordable free space (p. 65).
UNFINALIZE
You can unfinalize a disc and record more
images on the disc (p. 67).
DISC SELECT GUIDE
Your camcorder advises you of the right
disc for your purpose (p. 69).
REPAIR IMG.DB F.
You can repair the image database file of a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (p. 69).
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Making the disc compatible with playback on
other devices (Finalizing)
Finalizing makes the recorded disc compatible for playback with other devices and DVD
drives of computers.
Before finalizing, you can select the style of the DVD menu which displays the movie list
(p. 63).
Finalizing is required depending on the type of disc.
• DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+R DL: Finalizing is required.
• DVD+RW: Finalizing is not required, except in the following cases:
1 To create a DVD menu
2 To play back on a computer DVD drive
3 If the disc has a short total recording time (less than 5 min. in HQ mode, 8 min. in SP mode,
or 15 min. in LP mode)
b Notes
• Playback compatibility with all devices is not guaranteed.
• No DVD menu is created for DVD-RW (VR mode).
To play back a disc in other devices for the first time (p.63)
Playback on
other devices
Utilizing Media
Operation flow
Finalize
Make desired settings
for the DVD menu.
In case 1, 2
or 3
Continued ,
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Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices (Finalizing)
(Continued)
To add movies to a finalized disc (p.67)
Movies cannot be added.
Make a new
recording
Unfinalize the disc.
Movies can be added as usual.
When the DVD menu has been created, a
confirmation screen prompts you to confirm
that you wish to add movies.
b Notes
• During Easy Handycam operation (p. 30), even when you are using a DVD-RW or DVD+RW, you cannot
record additional movies onto the disc after finalizing the disc. Cancel Easy Handycam operation.
To play back a disc in other devices after adding movies (p.63)
Playback on
other devices
Finalize
Only in case 1
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Make desired settings
for the DVD menu.
Finalizing a disc
b Notes
• It takes from a minute to a maximum of several
hours to finalize a disc. The shorter the amount
of material recorded on the disc, the longer it
takes for finalizing.
1 Place your camcorder in a stable
place, and connect the AC
Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your
camcorder.
2 Turn on your camcorder.
6 When finalizing is completed,
touch
.
b Notes
• When you finalize a double-sided disc, you
must finalize each side of the disc individually.
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during finalizing.
When you need to disconnect the AC Adaptor,
make sure that the power of your camcorder is
set to off and disconnect the AC Adaptor after
the
(Movie) or
(Still) lamp goes off.
Finalizing restarts when you connect the AC
Adaptor and turn on your camcorder again.
z Tips
4 Touch
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t
[FINALIZE].
• When you set to create a DVD menu and
finalize the disc, the DVD menu appears for a
few seconds while finalizing the disc.
• After the disc is finalized, “
” is attached
at the bottom of the disc indicator, such as
“
” in the case of DVD-RW (VIDEO
mode).
Utilizing Media
3 Insert the disc to be finalized.
To select a DVD menu style
1 In step 4, touch
[DVD MENU].
(OPTION) t
2 Select the desired style from 4 types of
pattern with
/
.
To select a DVD menu style, touch
(OPTION) t [DVD MENU]
(p. 63).
Go to step 5 if you want to finalize the
disc using [STYLE1] (the default
setting).
5 Touch [YES] t [YES].
Finalizing starts.
Select [NO MENU] if you do not create
a DVD menu.
3 Touch
.
b Notes
• During Easy Handycam operation (p. 30), the
DVD menu style is fixed to [STYLE1].
• You cannot create a DVD menu for a DVD-RW
(VR mode).
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Playing a disc on other devices
Playing a disc on other devices
Finalizing a disc (p. 61) allows you to view
movies recorded by your camcorder on
other DVD devices. However, we do not
guarantee proper playback on all devices.
You can play back DVD+RW on other
devices without finalizing the disc.
b Notes
• Do not use an 8 cm CD adaptor with an 8 cm
DVD as it may cause a malfunction.
• Make sure that a vertically installed device is
placed in a position such as that the disc can be
placed horizontally.
• On some devices, some discs may not be played
back, movies may freeze for an instant between
scenes, or some functions may be disabled.
z Tips
• For details on operations and procedures, see the
“PMB Guide” on the supplied CD-ROM (p. 91).
The volume label of the disc
The date when the disc was first used is
recorded.
<e.g.>
When the disc was first used at 0:00 am on
January 1st 2008:
2008_01_01_00H00M_AM
Volume
label
z Tips
• Devices that support subtitles can display the
recording date and time where the subtitles
normally appear (p. 75). Refer to the instruction
manual of your device.
• If you have created a DVD menu (p. 63), you
can select the desired scene in the menu.
Playing a disc on a computer
If you finalize the disc (p. 61) that was
recorded on your camcorder, you can play
back the disc on a computer that DVD
playback application is installed.
b Notes
• Even when you use a DVD+RW, you must
finalize the disc (p. 61). Otherwise, a
malfunction may occur.
• Make sure that the DVD drive of the computer
can play an 8 cm DVD.
• Do not use an 8 cm CD adaptor with an 8 cm
DVD as it may cause a malfunction.
• The disc may not be played back, or the movies
may not be played smoothly on some
computers.
• Movies stored on a disc cannot be copied
directly onto a computer to be played back or
edited.
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z Tips
• Movies on discs are stored in the following
folders:
– DVD-RW (VR mode)
DVD_RTAV folder
– Other discs and modes
VIDEO_TS folder
Checking media
information
Formatting media
You can check the remaining recordable
time or space of the media selected on
[MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
Formatting deletes all images and returns
the recording media to its original empty
state.
To avoid the loss of important images, dub
them on other media (p. 50, 56) before
performing [MEDIA FORMAT].
Touch
(HOME) t
(MANAGE
MEDIA) t [MEDIA INFO].
You can check other information by
touching
.
To turn off the display, touch
.
b Notes
z Tips
• Only the information for the media selected on
[MOVIE MEDIA SET] is displayed. Change
the media setting as necessary (p. 25).
A DVD-R/DVD+R DL cannot be
formatted. Replace it with a new
disc.
If you format a finalized disc
• A DVD-RW (VIDEO mode) returns to
the unfinalized state. The disc must be
finalized again to view its contents on
other devices.
• In the case of a DVD-RW (VR mode)/
DVD+RW, formatting deletes all movies
on a finalized disc. Even after formatting,
or
will appear on the screen.
You do not need to finalize the disc again
before playing the disc on other devices.*
Utilizing Media
• The calculation for the space of a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” is 1MB = 1,048,576 bytes. The
fractions less than 1 MB are discarded when the
media space is displayed. Therefore, the total
amount of available and unavailable space
appears slightly smaller.
• Since there is an image database file area, the
used space is not displayed as 0 MB even if you
perform [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 65).
Formatting a disc
* To create the DVD menu on a DVD+RW,
finalize the disc again (p. 63).
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the power cord
(mains lead) to the wall outlet
(wall socket).
2 Turn on your camcorder.
3 Insert the disc to be formatted
into your camcorder.
Continued ,
65
Formatting media (Continued)
4 Touch
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t [MEDIA
FORMAT] t [DISC].
x DVD-RW
Select the recording format, [VIDEO]
.
or [VR] (p. 10), then touch
x DVD+RW
Formatting a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the power cord
(mains lead) to the wall outlet
(wall socket).
Select the aspect ratio of the movie,
[16:9 WIDE] or [4:3], then touch
.
2 Turn on your camcorder.
5 Touch [YES].
3 Insert the “Memory Stick PRO
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
Duo” to be formatted into your
camcorder.
4 Touch
b Notes
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during formatting.
• When you use a double-sided disc, formatting is
required on each side. You can format each side
in the different recording format.
• In the case of DVD+RW, you cannot change the
movie aspect ratio midway. Format the disc
again to change the aspect ratio.
• You cannot format a disc that has been
protected on other devices. Cancel the
protection with the original device, and then
format it.
z Tips
• When you format a DVD-RW during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 30), the recording
format is fixed to VIDEO mode.
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t [MEDIA
FORMAT] t [MEMORY STICK].
5 Touch [YES] t [YES].
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
b Notes
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during formatting.
• Even the images protected with another device
against accidental deletion are also deleted.
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Recording additional
movies after finalizing
• Do not attempt the following operations when
[Executing...] is on the screen:
– To operate the POWER switch or buttons
– To remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
You can record additional movies on the
finalized DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)/
DVD+RW discs after the following steps, if
the disc has free space.
When using the finalized DVD-RW (VR
mode), you can record additional movies on
the disc without any additional steps.
b Notes
• You cannot record additional movies on
the DVD-R/DVD+R DL after finalizing.
Use a new disc.
When using a DVD-RW (VIDEO
mode) (Unfinalizing)
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the power cord
(mains lead) to the wall outlet
(wall socket).
Utilizing Media
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
2 Turn on your camcorder.
3 Insert the finalized disc into your
camcorder.
4 Touch
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t
[UNFINALIZE].
5 Touch [YES] t [YES].
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Recording additional movies after finalizing (Continued)
6 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
When using a DVD+RW
If you have created a DVD menu (p. 63)
during finalizing, you must perform the
following steps prior to recording
additional movies.
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on your camcorder,
then connect the power cord
(mains lead) to the wall outlet
(wall socket).
2 Turn the POWER switch to turn
on the
(Movie) lamp.
3 Insert the finalized disc into your
camcorder.
A confirmation screen appears to
prompt you to confirm that you wish to
record additional movies.
4 Touch [YES] t [YES].
5 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
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.
b Notes
• Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during the operation.
• A DVD menu created during finalizing is
deleted.
• For a double-sided disc, perform these steps for
each side of the disc.
Finding the right disc
(DISC SELECT GUIDE)
Repairing the image
database file
Select the option that is right for you on the
screen, then you will be informed of the
appropriate disc for your purposes.
1 Touch
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t [DISC
SELECT GUIDE].
This function checks the image database
file and the consistency of movies in the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo,” and repairs any
inconsistencies found.
1 Touch
2 Touch the option that is right for
you on the screen.
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA) t
[REPAIR IMG.DB F.].
If you insert the same type of disc as
indicated in [DISC SELECT GUIDE],
you can format it with your selected
settings (p. 65).
Your camcorder will check the image
database file.
Utilizing Media
2 Touch [YES].
When mismatching is not found, touch
to finish the operation.
3 Touch [YES].
4 When [Completed.] appears,
touch
.
b Notes
• Do not apply mechanical shock or vibration to
the camcorder during this operation.
• Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor or remove
the battery pack.
Continued ,
69
Repairing the image database file (Continued)
• While the image database file is being repaired,
do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
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Customizing Your Camcorder
What you can do with the
(SETTINGS)
category of the HOME MENU
You can change the recording functions and
the operating settings for your convenience.
Using the HOME MENU
3 Touch the desired setup item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
/
to change the page.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then
press
(HOME).
(HOME)
4 Touch the desired item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
/
to change the page.
(HOME)
2 Touch
5 Change the setting, then touch
.
(SETTINGS).
Customizing Your Camcorder
(SETTINGS) category
List of the
(SETTINGS)
category items
MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 73)
Items
Page
REC MODE
73
AUDIO MODE
73
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
73
WIDE SELECT
73
DIGITAL ZOOM
74
STEADYSHOT
74
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
74
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What you can do with the
(Continued)
(SETTINGS) category of the
SOUND/DISP SET** (p. 80)
Items
Page
GUIDEFRAME
74
Items
Page
ZEBRA
74
VOLUME*
80
REMAINING SET
75
BEEP*
80
SUB-T DATE
75
LCD BRIGHT
80
FLASH MODE*
75
LCD BL LEVEL
80
FLASH LEVEL
75
LCD COLOR
80
REDEYE REDUC
75
VF B.LIGHT
80
FACE DETECTION
76
INDEX SET*
76
CONVERSION LENS
76
PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 77)
Items
IMAGE SIZE*
Page
77
OUTPUT SETTINGS (p. 81)
Items
Page
TV TYPE
81
DISP OUTPUT
81
CLOCK/
LANG (p. 82)
FILE NO.
77
Items
Page
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
73
CLOCK SET*
22
STEADYSHOT
74
AREA SET
82
GUIDEFRAME
74
SUMMERTIME
ZEBRA
74
LANGUAGE SET*
FLASH MODE*
75
FLASH LEVEL
GENERAL SET (p. 82)
75
REDEYE REDUC
75
Items
Page
FACE DETECTION
76
DEMO MODE
82
CONVERSION LENS
76
CALIBRATION
117
A.SHUT OFF
83
QUICK ON STBY
83
REMOTE CTRL
83
VIEW IMAGES SET (p. 78)
Items
Page
DATA CODE
78
DISPLAY
72
HOME MENU
79
82
82
* You can set these items also during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 30).
** [SOUND SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam
operation (p. 30)
MOVIE SETTINGS
(Items for recording movies)
AUDIO MODE
You can select audio recording format.
B 5.1ch SURROUND (
)
Records 5.1ch surround sound.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
2ch STEREO (
/
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 71
(OPTION MENU) t page 84
The default settings are marked with B.
REC MODE (Recording
mode)
HQ (
)
Records in high quality mode.
(9M (HQ))
B SP (
)
Records in standard quality mode.
(6M (SP))
LP (
)
Increases the recording time (Long Play).
(3M (LP))
b Notes
• If you record in LP mode, the quality of scenes
may be degraded, or scenes with quick
movements may appear with block noise when
you play back the movie.
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
When using either the NightShot (p. 36) or
the [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] (p. 89)
function to record, you can record clearer
images by setting [NIGHTSHOT LIGHT],
which emits infrared light (invisible). The
default setting is [ON].
b Notes
• Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects (p. 124).
• Remove the conversion lens (optional).
• The maximum shooting distance using
[NIGHTSHOT LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet).
WIDE SELECT
When recording images, you can select the
aspect ratio according to the TV connected.
Refer also to the instruction manuals
supplied with your TV.
Customizing Your Camcorder
You can select a recording mode to record a
movie with the image quality from 3 levels.
)
Records stereo sound.
B 16:9 WIDE
Records images to the full screen on a 16:9
(wide) TV screen.
4:3 (
)
Records images to the full screen on a 4:3
TV screen.
z Tips
b Notes
• See page 11, 29 on the expected recording time
of each recording mode.
• You can set the recording mode separately for
each media (p. 25).
• Set [TV TYPE] correctly according to the TV
connected for playback (p. 44).
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MOVIE SETTINGS (Continued)
DIGITAL ZOOM
You can select the maximum zoom level in
case you want to zoom greater than optical
zoom magnification. Note that the image
quality decreases when you use the digital
zoom.
GUIDEFRAME
You can display the frame and check that
the subject is horizontal or vertical by
setting [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON].
The frame is not recorded. Press DISP/
BATT INFO to make the frame disappear.
The default setting is [OFF].
z Tips
• Positioning the subject at the cross point of the
guide frame makes a balanced composition.
The right side of the bar shows the digital
zooming factor. The zooming zone appears
when you select the zooming level.
B OFF
Up to 15 × zoom is performed optically.
30×
Up to 15 × zoom is performed optically, and
after that, up to 30 × zoom is performed
digitally.
ZEBRA
Diagonal stripes appear in portions of the
screen where brightness is at a preset level.
This is useful as a guide when adjusting the
brightness. When you change the default
setting,
is displayed. The zebra pattern
is not recorded.
B OFF
The zebra pattern is not displayed.
180×
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Up to 15 × zoom is performed optically, and
after that, up to 180 × zoom is performed
digitally.
The zebra pattern appears at a screen
brightness level of about 70 IRE.
STEADYSHOT
You can compensate for camera shake. Set
[STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when
using a tripod (optional), then the image
becomes natural. The default setting is
[ON].
100
The zebra pattern appears at a screen
brightness level of about 100 IRE or
higher.
b Notes
• Portions of the screen where brightness is about
100 IRE or above may appear overexposed.
z Tips
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
(Auto slow shutter)
When recording in dark places, the shutter
speed is automatically reduced to 1/25
second. The default setting is [ON].
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• IRE represents the unit of images brightness
amplitude.
REMAINING SET
B ON
Always displays the remaining media
capacity indicator.
AUTO
Displays the remaining recording time of
movie for about 8 seconds in the following
situations.
– When your camcorder recognizes the
remaining media capacity when the
POWER switch is set to
(Movie).
– When you press DISP/BATT INFO to
switch the indicator from off to on when
the POWER switch is set to
(Movie).
– When you select the movie recording
mode on the HOME MENU.
b Notes
SUB-T DATE
You can display the recording date and time
when playing back a disc on a device with a
subtitle display function. The default setting
is [ON].
Also refer to the instruction manual of the
playback device.
Always flashes regardless of the
surrounding brightness.
OFF (
b Notes
• The recommended distance to the subject when
using the built-in flash is approximately 0.3 to
2.5 m (1 to 8 feet).
• Remove any dust from the surface of the flash
lamp before using it. Flash effect may be
impaired if heat discoloration or dust obscures
the lamp.
• /CHG lamp (p. 122) flickers while charging
the flash, and remains lit when charging is
complete.
• If you use the flash when shooting a backlit
subject or in bright places, the flash may not be
effective.
FLASH LEVEL
You can set this function when you record
still images using the built-in flash, or an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
HIGH(
• You cannot set [SUB-T DATE] for a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
FLASH MODE
You can set this function when you record
still images using the built-in flash, or an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
B AUTO
Automatically flashes when there is
insufficient ambient light.
)
Makes the flash level higher.
B NORMAL( )
LOW(
b Notes
)
Records without flash.
)
Customizing Your Camcorder
• When the remaining recordable time for movies
is less than 5 minutes, the indicator stays on the
screen.
ON ( )
Makes the flash level lower.
REDEYE REDUC
(Redeye reduction)
You can set this function when you record
still images using the built-in flash, or an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder. If you set [FLASH
MODE] (p. 75) to [AUTO] or [ON] when
[REDEYE REDUC] is set to [ON],
appears on the screen. You can prevent
redeye by activating the pre-flash before
recording.
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MOVIE SETTINGS (Continued)
b Notes
S.
• The redeye reduction may not produce the
desired effect due to individual differences and
other conditions.
FACE DETECTION
The camcorder adjusts the focus/color/
exposure of face images automatically.
B ON (
)
Detects face images in frames, then adjusts
their image quality automatically.
ON [NO FRAMES] (
)
Detects face images without frames, then
adjusts their image quality automatically.
OFF
Does not detect face images.
b Notes
• You may not be able to detect face images
depending on the recording condition.
S
INDEX SET
The camcorder detects faces automatically
during movie recording. The default setting
is [ON].
Face icons and their meanings
: This icon appears when the setting is
[ON].
: This icon flashes when your camcorder
detects a face. The icon stops flashing when
the face is recorded in Face Index.
: This icon appears when faces cannot
be recorded in Face Index.
To play back scenes using Face Index, see
p. 41.
b Notes
• The number of faces detected in a movie is
limited.
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CONVERSION LENS
You can set this function when you use an
external conversion lens (optional) that is
compatible with your camcorder. You can
record with the SteadyShot function
adjusted optimally for the conversion lens
attached. You can select from [WIDE
CONVERSION] ( ) and [TELE
CONVERSION] ( ). The default setting
is [OFF].
PHOTO SETTINGS
(Items for recording still images)
Number of still images recordable on
a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (approx.)
When the
(Still) lamp is lit:
4.0M
2304 × 1728
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
4.0M
/
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The default settings are marked with B.
4.0M
2304 × 1728)
3.0M
2304 × 1296)
Records still images clearly in the 16:9
(wide) ratio.
1.9M (
1600 × 1200)
Allows you to record more still images in
relatively clear quality in the 4:3 ratio.
VGA (0.3M) (
475
2GB
970
4GB
1900
8GB
3850
When the
(Movie) lamp is lit:
640 × 480)
Allows the maximum number of still
images to be recorded in the 4:3 ratio.
b Notes
• You can record still images of the image size set
on [ IMAGE SIZE] only when the
(still)
lamp is lit.
–[
3.0M] in the aspect ratio 16:9
– [2.2M] in the aspect ratio 4:3
b Notes
• Numbers in the table are of when using a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony
Corporation. The recordable number of still
images varies depending on the recording
conditions or the type of “Memory Stick.”
• The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid
CMOS Sensor and image processing system
BIONZ allow the still image resolution
equivalent to the sizes described.
z Tips
Customizing Your Camcorder
Records still images clearly in the 4:3
ratio.
3.0M (
225
1GB
The image size is fixed depending on the
aspect ratio of the movie recorded.
IMAGE SIZE
B 4.0M (
512MB
• You can use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a
capacity of 256MB or smaller for recording still
images.
• The numbers in the table are of the recordable
number of still images of the maximum image
size that can be recorded with your camcorder.
Check the actual recordable number on the
screen when you are recording still images (p.
126).
FILE NO. (File number)
B SERIES
Assigns file numbers in sequence, even if
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is replaced
with another one.
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PHOTO SETTINGS (Continued)
VIEW IMAGES SET
(Items to customize the display)
RESET
Assigns individual file numbers for each
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
See page 73.
STEADYSHOT
See page 74.
GUIDEFRAME
See page 74.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
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The default settings are marked with B.
ZEBRA
See page 74.
FLASH MODE
See page 75.
FLASH LEVEL
See page 75.
REDEYE REDUC
(Redeye reduction)
See page 75.
DATA CODE
During playback, your camcorder displays
the information (data code) recorded
automatically at the time of recording.
B OFF
Data code is not displayed.
DATE/TIME
Displays the date and time.
CAMERA DATA
Displays camera setting data.
DATE/TIME
FACE DETECTION
See page 76.
CONVERSION LENS
See page 76.
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A Date
B Time
CAMERA DATA
DISPLAY
Movie
You can select the number of thumbnails that
appear on the VISUAL INDEX or Playlist
screen.
Thumbnail
Glossary (p. 128)
B ZOOM LINK
Changes the number of thumbnails (6 or 12)
with the power zoom lever on your
camcorder.*
Still image
6IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 6 images.
12IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 12 images.
* You can operate with the zoom buttons on the
LCD frame or on the Remote Commander.
z Tips
•
appears for still images recorded using flash.
• The data code is displayed on the TV screen if
you connect your camcorder to a TV.
• The indicator toggles through the following
sequences as you press DATA CODE on the
Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] t
[CAMERA DATA] t [OFF] (no indication).
• Depending on the media condition, bars [--:--:--]
appear.
Customizing Your Camcorder
C SteadyShot off
D Brightness
E White balance
F Gain
G Shutter speed
H Aperture value
I Exposure
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SOUND/DISP SET
(Items to adjust sound and the screen)
LCD BL LEVEL (LCD
backlight level)
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen’s backlight.
B NORMAL
Standard brightness.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
Brightens the LCD screen.
How to set
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The default settings are marked with B.
VOLUME
Touch
(p. 40).
BRIGHT
/
to adjust the volume
• When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
• When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is
slightly reduced during recording.
• If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face
the screen outside and close the LCD panel to
the camcorder body, the setting becomes
[NORMAL] automatically.
z Tips
BEEP
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
B ON
A melody sounds when you start/stop
recording, or operate the touch panel.
LCD COLOR
OFF
Cancels the melody and shutter sound.
LCD BRIGHT
Low intensity
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
1 Adjust the brightness with
2 Touch
.
You can adjust the color of the LCD screen
with
/
.
/
.
z Tips
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
High intensity
z Tips
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder
backlight)
You can adjust the brightness of the
viewfinder.
B NORMAL
Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
Brightens the viewfinder screen.
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OUTPUT SETTINGS
(Items for when connecting other devices)
b Notes
• When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
• When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is
slightly reduced during recording.
z Tips
• This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
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The default settings are marked with B.
TV TYPE
See page 44.
B LCD PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the LCD screen and in the viewfinder.
V-OUT/PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the
viewfinder.
Customizing Your Camcorder
DISP OUTPUT
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CLOCK/ LANG
GENERAL SET
(Items to set clock and language)
(Other setup items)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
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CLOCK SET
See page 22.
AREA SET
You can adjust a time difference without
stopping the clock.
Set your local area using
/
when
using your camcorder in other time zones.
Refer to the world time difference on page
110.
SUMMERTIME
You can change this setting without
stopping the clock.
Set this to [ON] to move the time forward
1 hour.
LANGUAGE SET
You can select the language to be used on
the LCD screen.
z Tips
• Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]]
(simplified English) for when you cannot find
your native tongue among the options.
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Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch
to change the page.
/
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The default settings are marked with B.
DEMO MODE
You can view the demonstration in about
10 minutes, after you turn the POWER
switch to
(Movie). The default setting
is [ON].
z Tips
• The demonstration will be suspended in the
following situations.
– When you press START/STOP or PHOTO.
– When you touch the screen during the
demonstration (The demonstration starts
again after about 10 minutes).
– When you slide the disc cover OPEN switch.
– When you move the POWER switch to still
image recording.
– When you press
(HOME)/
(VIEW
IMAGES).
CALIBRATION
See page 117.
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut
off)
B 5min
The camcorder is automatically turned off
when you do not operate your camcorder
for more than approximately 5 minutes.
NEVER
The camcorder is not automatically turned
off.
b Notes
• When you connect your camcorder to a wall
outlet (wall socket), [A.SHUT OFF] is
automatically set to [NEVER].
QUICK ON STBY
b Notes
• [A.SHUT OFF] does not work in sleep mode (p.
36).
REMOTE CTRL (Remote
control)
You can use the supplied Remote
Commander (p. 125). The default setting is
[ON].
Customizing Your Camcorder
You can set the time after which the
camcorder turns off automatically in sleep
mode. The default setting is [10min].
z Tips
• Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from
responding to a command sent by another VCR
remote control unit.
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Activating functions using the
The OPTION MENU appears just like the
pop-up window that appears when you
right-click the mouse on a computer.
Various functions are displayed.
Using the OPTION MENU
1 While using your camcorder,
touch
(OPTION) on the screen.
(OPTION)
Tab
2 Touch the desired item.
If you cannot find the desired item,
touch another tab to change the page.
If you cannot find the item anywhere,
the function does not work under the
current situation.
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OPTION MENU
3 Change the setting, then touch
.
b Notes
• The tabs and items that appear on the screen
depend on the recording/playback status of your
camcorder at the time.
• Some items appear without a tab.
• The OPTION MENU cannot be used during
Easy Handycam operation (p. 30).
Recording items on the OPTION
MENU
*
Items
Page
tab
Viewing items on the OPTION
MENU
Items
*
Page
tab
FOCUS
-
86
DELETE**
a
46
SPOT FOCUS
-
86
DELETE by date**
a
47
TELE MACRO
-
86
DELETE ALL**
a
47
EXPOSURE
-
87
SPOT METER
-
87
SCENE SELECTION
-
87
DIVIDE
a
51
WHITE BAL.
-
88
ERASE**
a
54
COLOR SLOW SHTR
-
89
ERASE ALL**
a
54
SUPER NIGHTSHOT
-
89
MOVE**
a
54
FADER
-
89
ADD**
a
52
D.EFFECT
-
90
ADD by date**
a
53
PICT.EFFECT
-
90
ADD ALL**
a
53
PRINT
a
58
SLIDE SHOW
-
43
tab
tab
-- (A tab depends on the situation/No tab)
REC MODE
a
73
VOLUME
a
80
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC
-
90
DATA CODE
a
78
MICREF LEVEL
-
90
SLIDE SHOW SET
-
43
a
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COPIES
-
58
SELF-TIMER
-
90
DATE/TIME
-
58
TIMING
-
37
SIZE
-
58
RECORD SOUND
-
37
DVD MENU
-
63
FLASH MODE
a
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IMAGE SIZE
* Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU
Customizing Your Camcorder
tab
* Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU
** These items are also available in the HOME
MENU, but with different item names.
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Functions set in the
OPTION MENU
Items you can set only on the OPTION
MENU will be described below.
SPOT FOCUS
The default settings are marked with B.
You can select and adjust the focal point to
aim it at a subject not located at the center
of the screen.
FOCUS
You can adjust the focus manually. You can
select this function also when you want to
focus on a certain subject intentionally.
1 Touch [MANUAL].
9 appears.
2 Touch
(focusing on close subjects)/
(focusing on distant subjects) to
sharpen the focus.
appears when the
focus cannot be adjusted any closer, and
appears when the focus cannot be adjusted
farther away.
3 Touch
.
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] t
in step 1.
b Notes
• The minimum possible distance between the
camcorder and the subject while maintaining
sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for
wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet)
for telephoto.
z Tips
• It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the
power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to
adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle) to
adjust the zoom for recording. When you want
to record a subject at close range, move the
power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then
adjust the focus.
• The focal distance information (the distance at
which the subject is focused on, for when it is
dark and hard to adjust focus) appears for a few
seconds in the following cases. (It will not be
displayed correctly if you are using a conversion
lens (optional).)
– When the focus mode is switched from
automatic to manual.
– When you set focus manually.
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1 Touch the subject on the screen.
9 appears.
2 Touch [END].
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] t [END] in step 1.
b Notes
• If you set [SPOT FOCUS], [FOCUS] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
TELE MACRO
This is useful to record small subjects, such
as flowers or insects. You can blur out
backgrounds and the subject stands out
clearer.
When you set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]
( ), the zoom (p. 35) moves to the top of
the T (telephoto) side automatically and
allows recording subjects at a distance
down to about 57 cm (22 1/2 in.)
To cancel, touch [OFF], or zoom to wide
angle (W side).
b Notes
• When recording a distant subject, focusing may
be difficult and can take some time.
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 86)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
EXPOSURE
SCENE SELECTION
You can fix the brightness of an image
manually. Adjust the brightness when the
subject is too bright or too dark relative to
the background.
You can record images effectively in
various situations with the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
B AUTO
Select this to automatically record images
effectively without the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
TWILIGHT* (
1 Touch [MANUAL].
appears.
2 Adjust the exposure by touching
.
3 Touch
.
)
Select this to take night view without
losing the mood.
/
To return the setting to automatic exposure,
touch [AUTO] t
in step 1.
TWILIGHT PORT. (
)
Select this to take still images of people
with background using flash light.
You can adjust and fix the exposure to the
subject, so that it is recorded in suitable
brightness even when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the
background, such as subjects in the
spotlight on stage.
CANDLE ( )
Select this to take scene without losing
candle mood.
SUNRISE&SUNSET* (
)
Customizing Your Camcorder
SPOT METER (Flexible
spot meter)
Select this to reproduce the atmosphere of
scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.
1 Touch the point where you want to fix and
adjust the exposure on the screen.
appears.
2 Touch [END].
FIREWORKS* (
)
Select this to take spectacular shots of
fireworks.
To return the setting to automatic exposure,
touch [AUTO] t [END] in step 1.
b Notes
• If you set [SPOT METER], [EXPOSURE] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
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Functions set in the
LANDSCAPE* (
OPTION MENU (Continued)
)
Select this to record distant subjects
clearly. This setting also prevents your
camcorder from focusing on glass or metal
mesh in windows that comes in between
the camcorder and the subject.
• If you switch to movie recording after shooting
still images with [TWILIGHT PORT. ], movies
are recorded with [AUTO].
WHITE BAL. (White
balance)
You can adjust the color balance to the
brightness of the recording environment.
PORTRAIT (
B AUTO
)
Select this to bring out the subject such as
people or flowers while creating a soft
background.
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
OUTDOOR (
)
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
SPOTLIGHT** (
)
Select this to prevent people’s faces from
appearing excessively white when subjects
are lit by strong light.
– Outdoors
– Night views, neon signs and fireworks
– Sunrise or sunset
– Under daylight fluorescent lamps
INDOOR (n)
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
BEACH** (
)
Select this to take the vivid blue of the
ocean or a lake.
– Indoors
– At party scenes or studios where the lighting
conditions change quickly
– Under video lamps in a studio, or under
sodium lamps or incandescent-like color
lamps
ONE PUSH (
SNOW** (
)
Select this to take bright pictures of a white
landscape.
* Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant
subjects.
** Your camcorder is set not to focus on nearby
subjects.
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)
The white balance will be adjusted
according to the ambient light.
1 Touch [ONE PUSH].
2 Frame a white object such as a piece of
paper, to fill the screen under the same
lighting conditions as you will record
the subject.
3 Touch [
].
flashes quickly. When the white
balance is adjusted and stored in the
memory, the indicator stops flashing.
b Notes
b Notes
• The [WHITE BAL.] setting is cleared when you
set [SCENE SELECTION].
• Set [WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO] or adjust the
color in [ONE PUSH] under white or cool white
fluorescent lamps.
• When you select [ONE PUSH], keep framing
white object while
is flashing quickly.
•
flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not
be set.
• When [ONE PUSH] was selected, if
keeps
flashing after touching
, set [WHITE
BAL.] to [AUTO].
• If you set [WHITE BAL.], [SCENE
SELECTION] is automatically set to [AUTO].
z Tips
• If you changed the battery pack, or moved your
camcorder to or from outdoors when [AUTO]
was selected, aim your camcorder at a nearby
white object with [AUTO] for about 10 seconds
for better color balance adjustment.
• If you changed the [SCENE SELECTION]
setting or moved your camcorder to or from
outdoors during white balance setting with
[ONE PUSH], you need to repeat the [ONE
PUSH] operation.
When you set [COLOR SLOW SHTR] to
[ON], you can record an image brighter in
color even in dark places.
appears on the screen.
To cancel [COLOR SLOW SHTR], touch
[OFF].
b Notes
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 86)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
• The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
b Notes
• Do not use [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] in bright
places. This may cause a malfunction.
• Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects (p. 124).
• Remove the conversion lens (optional).
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 86)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
• The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
FADER
You can record a transition with the
following effects adding to the interval
between scenes.
1 Select the desired effect in [STBY] (during
fading in) or [REC] (during fading out)
mode, then touch
.
2 Press START/STOP.
The fader indicator stops flashing and
disappears when the fade is complete.
To cancel the fader before starting the
operation, touch [OFF] in step 1.
If you press START/STOP, the setting is
cleared.
STBY
Fading out
Customizing Your Camcorder
COLOR SLOW SHTR
(Color Slow Shutter)
To return to the normal setting, set [SUPER
NIGHTSHOT] to [OFF].
REC
Fading in
WHITE FADER
SUPER NIGHTSHOT
The image will be recorded at a maximum
of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot
recording if you set [SUPER
NIGHTSHOT] to [ON] while the
NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 36) is also set to
ON.
appears on the screen.
BLACK FADER
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Functions set in the
OPTION MENU (Continued)
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)
When you set [OLD MOVIE],
appears
and you can add an old movie effect to
images.
To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF].
PICT.EFFECT (Picture
effect)
You can add special effects to an image
during recording.
appears.
B OFF
)
Records surround sound faithfully. This
setting is not suitable for recording
conversations.
SELF-TIMER
When you set [SELF-TIMER] to [ON],
appears on the screen.
When you press PHOTO, your camcorder
starts counting down, and records a still
image after about 10 seconds.
To cancel recording, touch [RESET].
To cancel the self-timer, select [OFF].
Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting.
z Tips
SEPIA
• You can also operate by pressing PHOTO on
the Remote Commander (p. 125).
Images appear in sepia.
B&W
Images appear in black and white.
PASTEL
Images appear as a pale pastel drawing.
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC
When you set [BLT-IN ZOOM MIC] to
[ON] (
), you can record sound with
directivity as you move the power zoom
lever. The default setting is [OFF].
MICREF LEVEL
You can select the microphone level for
recording sound.
Select [LOW] when you want to record
exciting and powerful sound in a concert
hall, etc.
B NORMAL
Records various surround sounds,
converting them into the certain level.
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LOW (
Performing with Your Computer
What you can do with Windows computer
When you install the “Picture Motion
Browser” on a Windows computer from the
supplied CD-ROM, you can enjoy the
following operations.
x Environment for using “Picture Motion
Browser”
x Importing images taken with your
camcorder to a computer
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
SP4/Windows XP SP2*/Windows Vista*
x Viewing imported images on a
computer
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not
supported.
• Standard installation is required.
• Operation is not assured if the above OS has
been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
x Creating a DVD
Installing the software
x Copying a disc
t Video Disc Copier
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster
For details on the functions of “Picture
Motion Browser,” see “PMB Guide”
(p. 93).
Application: DirectX 9.0c or later (This
product is based on DirectX technology. It
is necessary to have DirectX installed.)
Sound system: Direct Sound compatible
sound card
Memory: 256 MB or more
Hard disk: Disk volume required for
installation: Approximately 500 MB (5 GB
or more may be necessary when creating a
DVD.)
Display: Minimum 1,024 × 768 dots
Others: USB port (this must be
provided as standard), Hi-Speed USB (USB
2.0 compatible is recommended), DVD
burner (CD-ROM drive is necessary for
installation.)
b Notes
• Your computer must meet hardware
requirements other than those described above
for each OS.
• Even in a computer environment where the
operations are guaranteed, frames may be
dropped from movies, resulting in uneven
playback. However, imported images and
images on discs created subsequently will not be
affected.
• Operations are not guaranteed on all the
recommended environments. For example, other
open or background applications running on
currently may limit product performance.
• “Picture Motion Browser” does not support
5.1ch surround sound reproduction. The sound
is reproduced in 2ch sound.
Continued ,
Performing with Your Computer
x Using a Macintosh computer
The supplied software “Picture Motion
Browser” does not support a Macintosh
computer.
On the advanced use of images on your
camcorder connected to your Macintosh
computer, see the following URL:
http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/
ms/us/
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What you can do with Windows computer (Continued)
• Depending on your computer, 8 cm media
(DVD+R DL, etc.) cannot be used.
• If you use a Notebook PC, connect it to the AC
Adaptor as the power source. Otherwise, the
software will not work properly due to the
power saving function of the PC.
• You can read images recorded on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” in a Memory Stick slot of a
computer. However, in the following cases, do
not use the Memory Stick slot of the computer,
but connect your camcorder to the computer
with the USB cable:
– The computer is not compatible with a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
– A Memory Stick Duo adaptor is required.
– A “Memory Stick PRO Duo” cannot be read
in the Memory Stick slot.
– Reading data from the Memory Stick slot is
slow.
x Installation procedure
You need to install the software to your
Windows computer before connecting
your camcorder to the computer. The
installation is required only for the first
time.
Contents to be installed and procedures
may differ depending on your OS.
If the screen does not appear
1 Click [Start], then click [My Computer].
(For Windows 2000, double-click [My
Computer].)
2 Double-click [SONYPICTUTIL (E:)]
(CD-ROM) (disc drive).*
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary
depending on the computer.
4 Click [Install].
5 Select the language for the application to
be installed, then click [Next].
6 As the screen to confirm the connection
appears, connect your camcorder to the
computer following the steps below.
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to a wall outlet
(wall socket).
2 Turn on your camcorder.
3 Connect the (USB) jack (p. 123) of your
camcorder to the computer using the
supplied USB cable.
4 Touch [ USB CONNECT] on the
screen of your camcorder.
1 Confirm that your camcorder is not
connected to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer.
b Notes
• Log on as an Administrator for installation.
• Close all applications running on the
computer before installing the software.
3 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc
drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
7 Click [Continue].
8 Read [License Agreement], select [I accept
the terms of the license agreement] if you
agree, then click [Next].
9 Confirm the installation settings, then click
[Install].
b Notes
• Even if a screen prompting you to restart
your computer appears, you do not need to
restart it at this time. Restart your computer
after completing the installation.
• It may take some time for the
authentication.
0 Follow the on-screen instructions to install
the software.
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One of the following installation screens
appears, depending on the computer
environment. Check the screen and follow
the instructions displayed to install the
required software.
– Sonic UDF Reader*
Software required to recognize a DVD-RW
(VR mode) disc
– Windows Media Format 9 Series Runtime
(Windows 2000 only)
Software required to create a DVD
– Microsoft DirectX 9.0c*
Software required to handle movies
* Windows 2000, Windows XP only
qa Restart the computer if required to
complete the installation.
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on
your camcorder. Touch the item you want
to operate on the screen.
z Tips
• If the [USB SELECT] screen does not appear,
touch
(HOME) t
(OTHERS) t
[USB CONNECT].
Recommended USB cable connection
To assure the proper functioning of your
camcorder, connect your camcorder to a
computer as below.
• Connect only the camcorder to the USB port of
your computer. Do not connect anything else to
other USB ports of a computer.
• When connecting to a computer with a USB
keyboard and USB mouse connected as standard
equipment, connect the camcorder to another
USB port using the USB cable.
b Notes
x Operating the Picture Motion Browser
• To start “Picture Motion Browser,” click
[Start] - [All Programs] - [Sony Picture
Utility] - [PMB - Picture Motion
Browser].
• The basic operation of “Picture Motion
Browser” is described on “PMB Guide.”
To view “PMB Guide,” click [Start] - [All
Programs] - [Sony Picture Utility] [Help] - [PMB Guide].
x Connecting your camcorder to a
computer
To connect your camcorder to a computer,
follow the steps below.
1 Connect the AC Adaptor to your camcorder
and a wall outlet (wall socket).
2 Turn on your camcorder.
3 Connect the (USB) jack (p. 123) of your
camcorder to a computer using the supplied
USB cable.
To disconnect the USB cable
1 Click the [Unplug or eject hardware] icon
on the task tray on the bottom right of the
desk top.
Performing with Your Computer
qs Remove the CD-ROM from the disc drive
of your computer.
• Operations are not guaranteed when multiple
USB devices are connected to a computer.
• Be sure to connect the USB cable to a USB port.
If the USB cable is connected to a computer via
a USB keyboard or USB hub, operations are not
guaranteed.
2 Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage
Device].
3 Click [OK] (Windows 2000 only).
4 Touch [END] on the screen of your
camcorder.
5 Touch [YES] on the screen of your
camcorder.
6 Disconnect the USB cable from the
camcorder and the computer.
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What you can do with Windows computer (Continued)
b Notes
• Do not disconnect the USB cable while the
ACCESS/access lamp is lit.
• Before turning off your camcorder, disconnect
the USB cable following the proper procedures
described above.
• Disconnect the USB cable using the proper
procedures described above. Otherwise, files
stored on the media may not be updated
correctly. Also, disconnecting the USB cable
improperly may cause a malfunction of the
media.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your
camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem
persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer.
• Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/
Remote Commander ..................................... 95
• Batteries/Power sources ............................... 96
• LCD screen/Viewfinder................................ 97
• Media ........................................................... 97
• Recording ..................................................... 98
• Playing back images on your camcorder ... 100
• Playing back a disc on other devices .......... 101
• Playing back a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” on
other devices ............................................... 101
• Editing images on your camcorder ............ 101
• Connecting/Dubbing to other devices ....... 102
• Connecting to a computer ........................... 102
• Functions that cannot be used simultaneously
.................................................................... 103
Overall operations/Easy
Handycam operation/Remote
Commander
The power does not turn on.
The camcorder does not operate
even when the power is set to on.
• It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to
be ready to record after the power is turned
on. This is not a malfunction.
• Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery
pack, then reconnect it after about 1 minute.
If the functions still do not work, press the
RESET button (p. 123) using a sharp-pointed
object. (If you press the RESET button, all
settings, including the clock setting, are
reset.)
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and
leave it for a while in a cool place.
• During Easy Handycam operation (p. 30),
the following buttons/functions are not
available.
– Turning the LCD backlight on and off
(pressing and holding the DISP BATT/
INFO button for a few seconds) (p. 24)
– . (BACK LIGHT) button (p. 37)
– Playback zoom (p. 42)
The
(OPTION) button is not
displayed.
• The OPTION MENU cannot be used during
Easy Handycam operation (p. 30).
The menu settings have been
changed automatically.
• Most menu items automatically return to
their default settings during Easy Handycam
operation (p. 30).
• The following menu items are fixed during
Easy Handycam operation (p. 30):
– Movie recording mode: [SP]
– [DATA CODE]: [DATE/TIME]
– Recording format for DVD-RW: [VIDEO]
• The following menu items return to the
default settings if the POWER switch is set
to OFF (CHG) for more than 12 hours:
– [DVD MENU]
– [FLASH MODE]
– [FOCUS]
– [SPOT FOCUS]
– [EXPOSURE]
– [SPOT METER]
– [SCENE SELECTION]
– [WHITE BAL.]
– [COLOR SLOW SHTR]
– [SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
– [BLT-IN ZOOM MIC]
– [MICREF LEVEL]
Troubleshooting
• Attach a charged battery pack to the
camcorder (p. 19).
• Connect the plug of the AC Adaptor to the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 19).
Buttons do not work.
Even if you press EASY, menu
settings do not switch to their
defaults automatically.
• Following menu settings remain as they were
set even during Easy Handycam operation
(p. 30).
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
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[MOVIE MEDIA SET]
[AUDIO MODE]
[WIDE SELECT]
[SUB-T DATE]
[FLASH MODE]
[ INDEX SET]
[CONVERSION LENS]
[ IMAGE SIZE]
[FILE NO.]
[
DISPLAY]
[VOLUME]
[BEEP]
[TV TYPE]
[CLOCK SET]
[AREA SET]
[SUMMERTIME]
[ LANGUAGE SET]
[DEMO MODE]
• Remove any obstructions between the
Remote Commander and the remote sensor.
• Point the remote sensor away from strong
light sources such as direct sunlight or
overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote
Commander may not function properly.
Your camcorder vibrates.
• When approximately 5 minutes have elapsed
while you do not operate your camcorder, the
camcorder is automatically turned off
(A.SHUT OFF). Change the setting of
[A.SHUT OFF] (p. 83), or turn on the power
again, or use the AC Adaptor.
• If the time set with [QUICK ON STBY]
(p. 83) has elapsed in sleep mode, your
camcorder turns off automatically. Turn on
your camcorder again.
• Charge the battery pack (p. 19).
• Vibration occurs depending on the condition
of the disc. This is not a malfunction.
A vibration is felt in your hand or a
faint sound is heard during
operation.
• This is not a malfunction.
A motor sound is heard in the
camcorder when the disc cover is
closed without a disc.
• Your camcorder is trying to recognize the
disc. This is not a malfunction.
• Select a commander mode other than DVD 2
for your DVD device, or cover the sensor of
your DVD device with black paper.
Batteries/Power sources
The power abruptly turns off.
The CHG (charge) lamp does not
light while the battery pack is being
charged.
• This is because the power has been turned on
for a long time. This is not a malfunction.
Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a
while in a cool place.
• Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
(p. 19).
• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 19).
• Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the
wall outlet (wall socket) properly.
• The battery charge is completed (p. 19).
The supplied Remote Commander
does not function.
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while
the battery pack is being charged.
• Set [REMOTE CTRL] to [ON] (p. 83).
• Insert a battery into the battery case with the
+/– polarities correctly matching the +/–
marks (p. 125).
• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 19). If the problem persists,
disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
Your camcorder gets warm.
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Another DVD device malfunctions
when you use the supplied Remote
Commander.
outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony
dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.
The remaining battery time indicator
does not indicate the correct time.
• The ambient temperature is too high or too
low. This is not a malfunction.
• The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery pack again.
If the problem persists, replace the battery
pack with a new one (p. 19).
• The indicated time may not be correct
depending on the environment of use.
The image in the viewfinder is not
clear.
• Pull out the viewfinder, then move the
viewfinder lens adjustment lever until the
image appears clearly (p. 24).
The image in the viewfinder has
disappeared.
• Close the LCD panel. No image is displayed
in the viewfinder when the LCD panel is
open (p. 24).
Media
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
• The ambient temperature is too high or low.
This is not a malfunction.
• The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery pack again.
If the problem persists, replace the battery
pack with a new one (p. 19).
LCD screen/Viewfinder
• You cannot select grayed items in the current
recording/playback situation.
• There are some functions you cannot activate
simultaneously (p. 103).
The buttons do not appear on the
touch panel.
• Touch the LCD screen lightly.
• Press DISP/BATT INFO on your camcorder,
or DISPLAY on the Remote Commander
(p. 24, 125).
The buttons on the touch panel do
not work correctly or do not work at
all.
• Adjust the touch panel ([CALIBRATION],
p. 117).
• Make sure the power source (battery pack or
AC Adaptor) is connected correctly (p. 19).
• The disc is damaged or is dirty with
fingerprints, etc. In this case, it may take up
to 10 minutes to remove the disc.
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and
leave it for a while in a cool place.
• You turned off your camcorder during
finalizing the disc. Turn on your camcorder
and complete finalizing the disc (p. 61).
Images recorded on a disc cannot be
deleted.
• The maximum number of images that you
can delete on the INDEX screen at one time
is 100.
• You cannot delete following movies (p. 46).
– Movies recorded on DVD-R/DVD+R DL
– Movies recorded on DVD-RW (VIDEO
mode) except the last recorded movie
– Movies recorded on DVD+RW except the
last recorded movie
Troubleshooting
Menu items are grayed out.
The disc cannot be removed.
The indicators of the disc type and
the recording format on the LCD
screen are grayed out.
• The disc may have been created on another
device. You can play back the disc with your
camcorder, but you cannot record additional
movies on the disc.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
• You inserted a disc that cannot be used with
your camcorder.
• Your camcorder could not recognize the
disc.
You cannot operate functions using
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
• If you use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
formatted on a computer, format it again on
your camcorder (p. 66).
You cannot delete images on the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
• The maximum number of images that you
can delete on the INDEX screen at one time
is 100.
• You cannot delete images from the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” if images are protected by
another device.
The data file name is not indicated
correctly or flashes.
• The file is corrupted.
• The file format is not supported by your
camcorder. Use the supported file format
(p. 113).
Recording
• When you are using one of the following
discs after finalizing it, make the disc to be
able to record additional movies (p. 67). Or
use a new disc.
– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
– DVD+RW
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and
leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn
off your camcorder and leave it for about 1
hour (p. 116).
• The number of still images exceeds the
capacity of your camcorder (p. 77). Delete
unnecessary images (p. 46).
You cannot record a still image.
• You cannot record a still image together
with:
– [SMTH SLW REC]
– [FADER]
– [D.EFFECT]
– [PICT.EFFECT]
• You cannot record a still image on a disc on
your camcorder.
The ACCESS/access lamp lights up
even when you stop recording.
• Your camcorder is recording the image you
have just record on the media.
Refer also to “Media” (p. 97).
The imaging field looks different.
Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO
does not record images.
• The playback screen is displayed. Set your
camcorder to recording standby (p. 34).
• You cannot record images in sleep mode.
Cancel sleep mode by pressing QUICK ON
(p. 36).
• Your camcorder is recording the image you
have just shot on the media.
• The media has run out of space. Format the
media (DVD-RW/DVD+RW/“Memory
Stick PRO Duo”) (p. 65). Delete unnecessary
images (p. 46), or use a new disc or
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
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• The imaging field may look different
depending on the condition of your
camcorder. This is not a malfunction.
The flash does not work.
• You cannot record with the flash when
capturing still images while recording a
movie (p. 37).
• Even if [FLASH MODE] is set to [AUTO],
you cannot use the built-in flash with:
– NightShot
– [MANUAL] in [EXPOSURE]
– [SPOT METER]
– [TWILIGHT], [CANDLE],
[SUNRISE&SUNSET], [FIREWORKS],
[LANDSCAPE], [SPOTLIGHT],
[BEACH] or [SNOW] in [SCENE
SELECTION]
– [SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
The actual recording time for movie
is less than the expected recording
time of the media.
• Depending on the conditions when recording
a fast moving object or so, the time available
for recording may shorten.
The recording stops.
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and
leave it for a while in a cool place.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn
off your camcorder and leave it about 1 hour
(p. 116).
There is a time difference between
the point where you press START/
STOP and the point that movie
recording starts/stops.
• Set [STEADYSHOT] to [ON] (p. 74).
• [STEADYSHOT] may not be able to
compensate for excessive vibrations.
The subjects passing by the screen
very fast appear crooked.
• This is called the focal plane phenomenon.
This is not a malfunction. Because of the
way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads
out image signals, the subjects passing by the
lens rapidly might appear crooked depending
on the recording conditions.
Tiny spots in white, red, blue, or
green appear on the screen.
• The spots appear when you are recording
with [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] or [COLOR
SLOW SHTR]. This is not a malfunction.
The color of the image is not
correctly displayed.
• Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to OFF (p. 36).
The screen image is bright, and the
subject does not appear on the
screen.
• Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to OFF (p. 36).
The movie aspect ratio (16:9/4:3)
cannot be changed.
• You cannot change the movie aspect ratio in
the following cases.
– When [DISC] is selected on [MOVIE
MEDIA SET], you inserted a DVD+RW,
or no disc is inserted.
– When [MEMORY STICK] is selected on
[MOVIE MEDIA SET], no “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” is inserted.
The auto focus does not function.
Troubleshooting
• On your camcorder, there may be a slight
time difference between the point where you
press START/STOP and the actual point that
movie recording starts/stops. This is not a
malfunction.
[STEADYSHOT] does not function.
The screen image is dark, and the
subject does not appear on the
screen.
• Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds to turn on the backlight (p. 24).
Horizontal stripes appear on the
images.
• This occurs when recording images under a
fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury
lamp. This is not a malfunction.
• Set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 86).
• The recording conditions are not suitable for
auto focus. Adjust the focus manually
(p. 86).
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT] cannot be
operated.
• Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to ON (p. 36).
[COLOR SLOW SHTR] does not
operate correctly.
• [COLOR SLOW SHTR] may not operate
correctly in total darkness. Use NightShot or
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT].
“
” is indicated on an image in the
VISUAL INDEX screen.
Playing back images on your
camcorder
• Loading of the data may have failed. It may
be indicated correctly when you turn off the
power and then turn it on again, or repeat
removing and inserting the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” a couple of times.
• You removed the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor while the access lamp is flashing.
This operation may damage the image data,
which will be marked with
.
• This may appear on still images recorded on
other devices, edited on a computer, etc.
You cannot find the images to be
played back.
“
” is indicated on an image in the
VISUAL INDEX screen.
• Select the media to be played back by
touching
(HOME) t
(MANAGE
MEDIA) t [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
• Perform [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (p. 69). If it
still appears, delete the image marked with
(p. 46).
You cannot play back a disc.
No sound or only a quiet sound is
heard during playback.
You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL].
• You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when:
– The LCD panel is closed on your
camcorder with the LCD screen facing out.
– The power is supplied from the AC
Adaptor.
• Check out the disc compatibility (p. 10).
• Insert a disc with the recording side facing
your camcorder (p. 26).
• The disc that was recorded, formatted, or
finalized on other devices may not be played
back on your camcorder.
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and
leave it for a while in a cool place.
The playback image is distorted.
• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 113).
Images stored on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” cannot be played back.
• Images cannot be played back if you have
modified files or folders, or have edited the
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data on a computer. (The file name flashes
when viewing the still image.) This is not a
malfunction (p. 114).
• Images recorded on other devices may
neither be played back, nor displayed in
actual size. This is not a malfunction
(p. 114).
• Turn up the volume (p. 40).
• Sound is not output when the LCD screen is
closed. Open the LCD screen.
• When you record sound with [MICREF
LEVEL] set to [LOW] (p. 90), the recorded
sound may be difficult to hear.
• Sound cannot be recorded while recording a
3 second-movie (approx.) using [SMTH
SLW REC] (p. 37).
Playing back a disc on other
devices
You cannot play back the disc, or the
disc is not recognized.
• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 113).
• Finalize the disc (p. 61).
• A disc recorded in VR mode cannot be
played back on a device that does not support
VR mode. Check the compatibility in the
instruction manual of the playback device.
The playback image is distorted.
• Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 113).
“
” is indicated on an image in the
DVD menu.
Playback freezes for an instant
between the scenes.
• The image may freeze for an instant between
scenes depending on the device being used.
This is not a malfunction.
• In the case of a DVD+R DL, the image may
freeze for an instant when the recording layer
changes. This is not a malfunction.
Playback does not move to the
previous scene when you press
..
• If playback crosses 2 titles made
automatically by your camcorder when .
is pressed, playback may not move to the
previous scene. Select the desired scene from
the menu screen. Refer to the instruction
manual of the playback device for further
information.
• This may happen when sound recorded with
5.1ch surround is converted to 2ch (normal
stereo sound) on a computer or another
playback device (p. 35). This is not a
malfunction.
• If the playback device is a 2ch stereo system,
change the audio conversion system
(downmix system). For details, refer to the
instruction manuals of the playback device.
• When you create a disc using the supplied
“Picture Motion Browser” software, select
2ch for the audio setting.
• Record movies with [AUDIO MODE] set to
[2ch STEREO] on your camcorder (p. 73).
Playing back a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” on other devices
You cannot play back the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo,” or the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” is not recognized.
• The device may not support a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
Editing images on your
camcorder
Troubleshooting
• Loading of the data may have failed while
finalizing the disc. For the following discs,
make the disc capable of additional
recording (p. 67), then remake the DVD
menu by finalizing the disc again (p. 61).
The DVD menu may be displayed correctly.
– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
– DVD+RW
When you play the disc on a
computer or another playback
device, the left and right sounds are
heard out of balance.
Unable to edit.
• Select a media to be editted by touching
(HOME) t
(MANAGE MEDIA)
t [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 25).
• You cannot edit movies recorded on DVDR/DVD+R DL (p. 11).
• There are no images recorded.
• Unable to edit because of the condition of the
image.
• You cannot edit an image protected on
another device.
• You cannot dub movies from a disc to a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Movies cannot be added in the
Playlist.
• The media is full.
• To a Playlist, you can add 999 movies on a
disc, or 99 movies on a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (p. 52). Delete unnecessary images
(p. 46).
• You cannot add still images in the Playlist.
Movies cannot be divided.
• A movie that is too short cannot be divided.
• A movie protected on another device cannot
be divided.
Images cannot be deleted.
• You cannot delete following movies (p. 46).
– Movies recorded on DVD-R/DVD+R DL
– Movies recorded on DVD-RW (VIDEO
mode) except the last recorded movie
– Movies recorded on DVD+RW except the
last recorded movie
• In the case of disc, you cannot delete movies
during Easy Handycam operation (p. 30).
• Images protected on another device cannot
be deleted.
Unable to capture a still image from
a movie.
• There is not enough free space on a
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” for saving still
images (p. 49).
Unable to finalize.
• Use the AC Adaptor for finalizing operation.
Do not use the battery pack.
• The disc has already been finalized. In the
case of following discs, follow the required
procedure to record additional movies
(p. 67):
– DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)
– DVD+RW
Unable to [UNFINALIZE].
• [UNFINALIZE] is not available for the
following discs:
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– DVD-RW (VR mode)
– DVD+RW
– DVD-R
– DVD+R DL
You cannot edit or record additional
images on a disc using other
devices.
• You may not be able to edit or record
additional images on a disc recorded on your
camcorder using other devices.
Connecting/Dubbing to other
devices
You cannot hear the sound on the TV
connected to your camcorder.
• This is because only the S VIDEO plug is
connected. Make sure that you connect also
the red and white plugs of the A/V
connecting cable with S VIDEO (optional)
(p. 56).
The aspect ratio of the image is not
correct on the 4:3 TV connected to
your camcorder.
• Set [TV TYPE] depending on your TV
(p. 44).
You cannot dub.
• The A/V connecting cable is not connected
properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting
cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to
the input jack of another device for dubbing
a movie from your camcorder (p. 56).
Connecting to a computer
You cannot install “Picture Motion
Browser.”
• Check the computer environment required to
install “Picture Motion Browser.”
• Install “Picture Motion Browser” in an
orderly manner (p. 92).
“Picture Motion Browser” does not
work correctly.
• Finish “Picture Motion Browser” and restart
your computer.
Cannot use
[FACE
DETECTION]
[SMTH SLW REC],
[FOCUS], [SPOT
FOCUS],
[EXPOSURE], [SPOT
METER], NightShot,
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [WHITE BAL.],
[DIGITAL ZOOM],
[TWILIGHT]/
[TWILIGHT PORT. ]/
[CANDLE]/
[SUNRISE&SUNSET]/
[FIREWORKS]/
[LANDSCAPE]/
[SPOTLIGHT]/
[BEACH]/[SNOW] in
[SCENE SELECTION],
[D.EFFECT],
[PICT.EFFECT]
[SPOT FOCUS]
[SCENE SELECTION]
Your camcorder is not recognized by
the computer.
• Install “Picture Motion Browser” (p. 92).
• Disconnect devices from the USB jack of the
computer other than the keyboard, mouse,
and your camcorder.
• Disconnect the USB cable from the
computer and your camcorder, and restart the
computer, then connect the computer and
your camcorder again in an orderly manner
(p. 93).
• Make sure the media check tool of the
computer activates. For details on the media
check tool, see “PMB Guide.”
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously
Because of following
settings
[TELE MACRO] [SCENE SELECTION]
Cannot use
Because of following
settings
BACK LIGHT
[SPOT METER],
[FIREWORKS],
[MANUAL] in
[EXPOSURE]
[WIDE
SELECT]
[OLD MOVIE]
[AUTO SLW
SHUTTR]
[SMTH SLW REC],
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT],
[SCENE SELECTION],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [D.EFFECT],
[FADER]
[EXPOSURE]
NightShot,
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
[SPOT METER]
NightShot,
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
[SCENE
SELECTION]
NightShot,
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [OLD MOVIE],
[TELE MACRO],
[FADER]
[WHITE BAL.]
NightShot,
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
[ONE PUSH] in
[WHITE BAL.]
[SMTH SLW REC]
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR]
NightShot,
[D.EFFECT], [SCENE
SELECTION],
[FADER]
[SUPER
NIGHTSHOT]
[D.EFFECT], [FADER]
Continued ,
Troubleshooting
The following list shows examples of
unworkable combinations of functions and
menu items.
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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Cannot use
[FADER]
[D.EFFECT]
Because of following
settings
[D.EFFECT], [SUPER
NIGHTSHOT],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [CANDLE]/
[FIREWORKS] in
[SCENE SELECTION]
[SUPER NIGHTSHOT],
[COLOR SLOW
SHTR], [FADER],
[SCENE SELECTION],
[PICT.EFFECT]
[PICT.EFFECT]
[OLD MOVIE]
[MICREF
LEVEL]
[BLT-IN ZOOM MIC]
Warning indicators
and messages
Self-diagnosis display/Warning
indicators
If indicators appear on the LCD screen or in
the viewfinder, check the following.
Some symptoms you can fix by yourself. If
the problem persists even after you have tried
a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service facility.
C:04:00
C: (or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis
display)
C:04:ss
• The battery pack is not an
“InfoLITHIUM” H series battery pack.
Use an “InfoLITHIUM” H series
battery pack (p. 114).
• Connect the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor to the DC IN jack of your
camcorder securely (p. 19).
C:13:ss
• The disc is faulty. Use a compatible
disc with your camcorder (p. 10).
• The disc is dirty or has scratches on it.
Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth
(p. 113).
C:32:ss
• Symptoms that are not described above
have occurred. Remove the disc and
insert it again, then operate your
camcorder again.
• Remove the power source. Reconnect it
again and operate your camcorder
again.
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E:20:ss / E:31:ss / E:61:ss /
E:62:ss / E:91:ss / E:94:ss
• A malfunction that you cannot service
has occurred. Contact your Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service
facility. Inform them of the 5-digit
code, which starts from “E.”
101-0001 (Warning indicator
pertaining to files)
E (Battery level warning)
Slow flashing
• The battery pack is nearly used up.
• Depending on the operating,
environment, or battery conditions, E
may flash, even if there are
approximately 20 minutes remaining.
(High temperature warning)
Slow flashing
Slow flashing
• The file is damaged.
• The file is unreadable.
• The temperature of your camcorder is
getting higher. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
discs)
Slow flashing
• A disc is not inserted.*
• Less than 5 minutes remains for
recording movies.
• A disc that cannot be read or written is
inserted, such as the single-sided disc
inserted inside out.
Fast flashing
Z (You need to remove the disc)*
Fast flashing
• Your camcorder cannot recognize the
disc.
• The disc is fully recorded.
• An error might have occurred with the
disc drive in your camcorder.
• A finalized disc is inserted during
recording standby (p. 67).
• The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your
camcorder and leave it for a while in a
cool place.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”)
Slow flashing
• There is not enough free space for
recording. See page 4 for the type of
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” you can use
in your camcorder.
• No “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is
inserted (p. 28).
Fast flashing*
Troubleshooting
• Your camcorder cannot recognize the
disc.*
• A finalized disc is inserted into your
camcorder during recording standby.
• The disc is fully recorded.*
• The disc recorded in the different TV
color system from your camcorder is
inserted when
(Movie) is selected.*
Fast flashing*
• There is no free space for recording.
Delete unnecessary images (p. 46), or
format the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(p. 65) after dubbing images (p. 50, 56,
91).
• The image database file is broken (p.
69).
(Warning indicators pertaining to
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
formatting)*
• The “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is
damaged.
• The “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not
formatted correctly (p. 66, 113).
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Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
(Warning indicator pertaining to
incompatible “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”)*
• An incompatible “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” is inserted (p. 113).
Description of warning
messages
If messages appear on the screen, follow the
instructions.
x Media
- (Warning indicator pertaining
to the write-protect of the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo”)*
• Access to the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” was restricted on another device.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
the flash)
Fast flashing
• There is something wrong with the
flash.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
camera-shake warning)
• The amount of lights is not sufficient,
so camera-shake easily occurs. Use the
flash.
• The camcorder is unsteady, so camerashake easily occurs. Hold the
camcorder steady with both hands and
shoot the image. However, note that the
camera-shake warning indicator does
not disappear.
(Warning indicator pertaining to
still image recording)
• There is not enough free space for
recording still images.
• The camcorder cannot record a still
image at the moment, because the
camcorder is processing the still image
just recorded. Wait until the camcorder
is ready for recording.
* You hear a melody when the warning indicators
appear on the screen (p. 80).
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ZRecording on disc disabled.
• A malfunction has occurred with the
disc and the disc cannot be used.
Playback prohibited.
• You are trying to play back an
incompatible disc with your camcorder.
• You are trying to play back an image
recorded with a copyright protection
signal.
Z Need to unfinalize disc.
• To record on the finalized DVD-RW
(VIDEO mode), unfinalize it (p. 67).
Disc error. Remove disc.
• Your camcorder cannot recognize the
disc, because the disc is incompatible
or has scratches.
Z Disc error. Unsupported
format.
• The disc is recorded in the different
format code from your camcorder.
Formatting the disc may enable you to
use the disc on your camcorder (DVDRW/DVD+RW only) (p. 65).
Reinsert the Memory Stick.
• Reinsert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
a few times. If even then the indicator
flashes, the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
could be damaged. Try with another
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
This Memory Stick is not
formatted correctly.
• Check the format, then format the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with your
camcorder if necessary (p. 66).
Memory Stick folders are full.
• You cannot create folders exceeding
999MSDCF. You cannot create or
delete created folders using your
camcorder.
• Format the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
(p. 66), or delete unnecessary folders
using your computer.
This Memory Stick may not be able
to record or play movies.
• Use the recommended “Memory Stick”
(p. 4).
This Memory Stick may not be able
to record or play images correctly.
Do not eject the Memory Stick during
writing. Data may be damaged.
• Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
again, and follow the instructions on
the screen.
The Image Database File is
damaged. Do you want to create a
new file?
• The image database file is damaged.
When you touch [YES], a new image
database file is created. The old
recorded images on the “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” cannot be played back
(Image files are not damaged). If you
perform [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (p. 69)
after creating new image database file,
playing back the old recorded images
may become possible. If it does not
Inconsistencies found in Image
Database File. Movies cannot be
recorded or played. Do you want to
repair the Image Database File?
• The image database file is damaged.
Touch [YES] to repair.
x PictBridge compliant printer
Not connected to PictBridge
compatible printer.
• Switch off the printer and switch it on
again, then disconnect the USB cable
and reconnect it.
Cannot print. Check the printer.
• Switch off the printer and switch it on
again, then disconnect the USB cable
and reconnect it.
x Others
No further selection is possible.
• To a Playlist, you can add 99 movies on
a “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” or 999
movies on a disc (p. 52).
• The maximum number of images that
you can select on the INDEX screen at
one time is 100 when:
– deleting images
– dubbing movies
– editing a Playlist
– printing still images
Troubleshooting
• There may be something wrong with
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Insert
the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” again.
work, copy the image to a computer
using the supplied software.
Data protected.
• The image has been protected with
another device. Cancel the protection
on the device.
Continued ,
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Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
Cannot divide.
• You cannot divide a movie that is
extremely short.
Cannot recover data.
• Writing data to the media has failed.
Attempts were made to recover the
data, but they were unsuccessful.
Please wait.
• This is displayed if the disc removal
process takes time. Turn on the
camcorder and leave it for about 10
minutes, preventing vibration.
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Additional Information
Using your camcorder abroad
Power supply
System
You can use your camcorder in any
countries/regions using the AC Adaptor
supplied with your camcorder within the
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range.
On TV color systems
Your camcorder is a PAL-system-based
camcorder. If you want to view the
playback image on a TV, it must be a PALsystem-based TV with an AUDIO/VIDEO
input jack.
PAL
Used in
Australia, Austria, Belgium,
China, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary,
Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, United
Kingdom, etc.
PAL - M
Brazil
PAL - N
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
NTSC
Bahama Islands, Bolivia,
Canada, Central America,
Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan,
the Philippines, the U.S.A.,
Venezuela, etc.
SECAM
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran,
Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine,
etc.
Additional Information
Continued ,
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Using your camcorder abroad (Continued)
Setting to the local time
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your
camcorder abroad. Touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [CLOCK/ LANG] t
[AREA SET] and [SUMMERTIME] (p. 82).
World time difference
Time-zone
differences
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Area setting
Time-zone
differences
Area setting
GMT
Lisbon, London
+11:00
Solomon Is.
+01:00
Berlin, Paris
+12:00
Fiji, Wellington
+02:00
Helsinki, Cairo, Istanbul
–12:00
Eniwetok, Kwajalein
+03:00
Moscow, Nairobi
–11:00
Midway Is., Samoa
+03:30
Tehran
–10:00
Hawaii
+04:00
Abu Dhabi, Baku
–09:00
Alaska
+04:30
Kabul
–08:00
Los Angeles, Tijuana
+05:00
Karachi, Islamabad
–07:00
Denver, Arizona
+05:30
Calcutta, New Delhi
–06:00
Chicago, Mexico City
+06:00
Almaty, Dhaka
–05:00
New York, Bogota
+06:30
Rangoon
–04:00
Santiago
+07:00
Bangkok, Jakarta
–03:30
St. John’s
+08:00
Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing
–03:00
Brasilia, Montevideo
+09:00
Seoul, Tokyo
–02:00
Fernando de Noronha
+09:30
Adelaide, Darwin
–01:00
Azores, Cape Verde Is.
+10:00
Melbourne, Sydney
File/folder structure on a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo”
The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/
folder structure, when recording/playing back images on the camcorder. To enjoy still images
or movies by connecting to a computer, see “PMB Guide” on the supplied CD-ROM, then use
the supplied application.
A Image database files
When you delete the files, you cannot
record/play back the images correctly.
The files are defaulted as hidden files
and not usually displayed.
B Movie files (MPEG2 files)
The extension of the files is “.MPG”.
The maximum size is 2 GB. When the
capacity of a file exceeds 2 GB, the file
becomes divided.
The folder name goes up: [101PNV01]
t [102PNV01]
C Still image files (JPEG files)
The extension of the files is “.JPG”. The
file numbers go up automatically. When
the capacity of a file number exceeds
9,999, another folder is created to store
new image files.
Additional Information
The file numbers go up automatically.
When the capacity of a file number
exceeds 9,999, another folder is created
to record new movie files.
• We (Sony) will not be responsible for the results
of operating the data on the media in the
camcorder from a computer.
• When you delete image files, follow the steps on
page 46. Do not delete the image files on the
media in the camcorder directly from a
computer.
• Do not format the media in the camcorder using
a computer. The camcorder may not operate
correctly.
• Do not copy the files on a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” in the camcorder from a computer. We
(Sony) will not be responsible for the results of
this kind of operation.
The folder name goes up: [101MSDCF]
t [102MSDCF]
• You can access the media in the camcorder from
a computer connected by the USB cable (p. 93).
• Do not modify the files or folders in the
camcorder from a computer. The image files
may be destroyed or may not be played back.
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Maintenance and precautions
About the disc
See page 11 for the details of discs
which you can use with your
camcorder.
x Recording on the A side
Place the disc in your camcorder with the
side with the
symbol at the center facing
outwards until it clicks.
symbol
Notes on use
• Hold the disc by its edge while supporting the
center hole lightly. Do not touch the recording
side (the opposite of the printed side when using
a single-sided disc).
• Before shooting, be sure to remove dust and
fingerprints from the disc with a soft cloth.
Otherwise you may not be able to record or play
normally in some situations using that disc.
• When you set the disc in your camcorder, press
firmly until it clicks. When the message
[C:13:ss] appears on the LCD screen, open
the disc cover and set the disc again.
• Do not attach any adhesive material such as a
sticker on the surface of a disc. If you do so, the
disc may become unbalanced, and this may
cause a malfunction of the disc or your
camcorder.
Use of double-sided discs
Double-sided discs allow you to record both sides
of a disc.
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Place the
symbol facing
outwards.
Recording is made on the rear side.
• When using a double-sided disc, take care not to
smudge the surface with fingerprints.
• When a double-sided disc is used in your
camcorder, recording/playback are performed
on that side only. You cannot switch to record
on or play back the other side with the disc set to
the camcorder. When recording/playback of one
side is complete, remove the disc and turn it
over to access the other side.
• Perform the following operations on each side
of a double-sided disc:
– Finalizing (p. 61)
– Formatting (p. 65)
– Unfinalizing (p. 67)
Care and storage of the discs
• Keep the disc clean, or the image quality of the
audio and video output may deteriorate.
• Clean the disc with a soft cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out. For dirt, clean
the disc with a soft cloth slightly moistened in
water, then remove the moisture with a soft, dry
cloth. Do not use solvents such as benzine,
cleaners intended for vinyl LPs or antistatic
spray, as they may cause a malfunction to the
disc.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or
leave it in a humid place.
• When you carry or store the disc, put it in its
case.
• When you want to write letters or marks, etc. on
a single-sided disc, write only on the printed
side using an oil-based marker with a felt-tip,
and do not touch the ink until it dries. Do not
heat the disc or use a sharp-pointed tool, such as
ball point pen. Do not dry the surface by
heating. You cannot write, or mark, on doublesided discs.
A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable
IC recording medium with a large data
capacity.
You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo,”
which is about the half size of a standard
“Memory Stick,” with your camcorder.
However, we do not guarantee the
operation of all types of “Memory Stick
Duo” on your camcorder.
Types of “Memory Stick”
Recording/
Playback
“Memory Stick Duo”
(with MagicGate)
-
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
a
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
a*
• 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.
• This product is compatible with “Memory Stick
Micro” (“M2”). “M2” is the abbreviation for the
“Memory Stick Micro.”
• A “Memory Stick PRO Duo” formatted by a
computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) does not have
guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder.
• Data read/write speed may vary depending on
the combination of the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” and the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
compliant product you use.
• Damaged or lost data may occur in the
following cases (the data will not be
compensated for):
– If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” or
turn off your camcorder while your camcorder
is reading or writing image files on the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” (while the access
lamp is lit or flashing).
– If you use the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” near
magnets or magnetic fields.
• It is recommended you make a back-up of
important data on the hard disk of a computer.
• Be careful not to apply excessive force when
writing on a memo area on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
• Do not attach a label or the like on a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” or a Memory Stick Duo
adaptor.
• When you carry or store a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo,” put it in its case.
• Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come
into contact with the terminals.
• Do not bend, drop or apply strong force to the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo.”
• Do not let the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” get
wet.
• Keep the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” out of the
reach of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
Continued ,
Additional Information
About the “Memory Stick”
* Your camcorder is not compatible with 8-bit
parallel data transfer, but performs 4-bit parallel
data transfer, which is used by a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo.”
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo
slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” in the following locations:
– Places subject to extremely high temperature
such as a car parked outside in the summer
– Places under direct sunlight
– Places with extremely high humidity or
subject to corrosive gases
x On the Memory Stick Duo adaptor
• When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to
insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
into a Memory Stick Duo adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” is inserted facing in
the correct direction, then insert it all the way in.
Note that improper use may cause a
malfunction. Also, if you force the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo
adaptor in the wrong direction, the “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” may be damaged.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo adaptor
without a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” attached
into a “Memory Stick” compliant device. Doing
so may result in malfunctions of the device.
x On a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
• Up to 8 GB of “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” are confirmed to
be able to be used with your camcorder.
Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro”
• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” with your
camcorder, you need a Duo-sized M2 Adaptor.
Insert the “Memory Stick Micro” into the Duosized M2 Adaptor, and then insert the adaptor
into the Memory Stick Duo slot. If you insert a
“Memory Stick Micro” into your camcorder
without using a Duo-sized M2 Adaptor, you
might not be able to remove it from your
camcorder.
• Keep the “Memory Stick Micro” out of the
reach of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
On image data compatibility
• Image data files recorded on a “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” by your camcorder conform to the
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“Design rule for Camera File system” universal
standard established by the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
• On your camcorder, you cannot play back still
images recorded on other devices (DCRTRV900E or DSC-D700/D770) that do not
conform to the universal standard. (These
models are not sold in some regions.)
• If you cannot use a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
that has been used with another device, format it
with your camcorder (p. 66). Note that
formatting erases all information on the
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
• You may not be able to play back images with
your camcorder:
– if image data are modified on a computer.
– if image data are recorded with other devices.
About the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).
“InfoLITHIUM” H series battery packs
have the
mark.
What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your
camcorder and an optional AC Adaptor/
charger.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions of
your camcorder, and displays the remaining
battery time in minutes.
With an AC Adaptor/charger, the remaining
battery time and charging time appear.
To charge the battery pack
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you
start using your camcorder.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of between 10 °C to 30 °C
(50 °F to 86 °F) until the CHG (charge) lamp
turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside
of this temperature range, you may not be able
to charge it efficiently.
• After charging is complete, disconnect the AC
Adaotir from the DC IN jack on your camcorder
or remove the battery pack.
To use the battery pack effectively
About the remaining battery time
indicator
• When the power goes off even though the
remaining battery time indicator indicates that
the battery pack has enough power to operate,
charge the battery pack fully again. Remaining
battery time will be indicated correctly. Note,
however, that the battery indication will not be
restored if it is used in high temperatures for a
long time, or if left in a fully charged state, or
when the battery pack is frequently used. Use
the remaining battery time indication as a rough
guide only.
• The E mark that indicates low battery flashes
even if there are still 20 minutes of battery time
remaining, depending on the operating
conditions or ambient temperature.
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time,
fully charge the battery pack and use it up on
your camcorder once a year to maintain proper
function. To store the battery pack, remove it
from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool
place.
• To discharge the battery pack on your
camcorder completely, touch
(HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [GENERAL SET] t
[A.SHUT OFF] t [NEVER] and leave your
camcorder in recording standby until the power
goes off (p. 83).
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 handling of your
camcorder
On use and care
• Do not use or store the camcorder and
accessories in the following locations:
– Anywhere extremely hot, cold, or humid.
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, it may
malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
– Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD
screen, the viewfinder, or the lens may be
exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the
inside of the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
Continued ,
Additional Information
• 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
followings to use the battery pack for a longer
time.
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up,
and insert it in your camcorder right before
you start taking shots.
– Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/
NP-FH100 (optional).
• Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent
playback, fast forward or reverse operation
wears out the battery pack faster.
We recommend using a large capacity battery
pack: NP-FH70/NP-FH100 (optional).
• Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHG) when not recording or playing back on
your camcorder. The battery pack is also
consumed when your camcorder is in recording
standby or playback pause.
• Have spare battery packs ready for 2 or 3 times
the expected recording time, and make trial
recordings.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water resistant.
About storage of the battery pack
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
• Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V
(battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).
• For DC or AC operation, use the accessories
recommended in these operating instructions.
• Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example,
from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets
wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired.
• If any solid object or liquid gets inside the
casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it
any further.
• Avoid rough handling, disassembling,
modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on the
product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
• Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG)
when you are not using your camcorder.
• Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for
example, and operate it. Doing so might cause
heat to build up inside.
• When disconnecting the power cord (mains
lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord.
• Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)
such as by placing anything heavy on it.
• Keep metal contacts clean.
• Keep the Remote Commander and button-type
battery out of children’s reach. If the battery is
accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor
immediately.
• If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:
– consult your local authorized Sony service
facility.
– wash off any liquid that may have contacted
your skin.
– if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with
plenty of water and consult a doctor.
x When not using your camcorder for a
long time
• Periodically turn it on and let it run such as by
playing back or recording images for about 3
minutes.
• Remove a disc from your camcorder.
• Use up the battery pack completely before
storing it.
Moisture condensation
If your camcorder is brought directly from a
cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your camcorder, on the
surface of the disc, or on the pickup lens.
This may cause a malfunction to your
camcorder.
x If moisture condensation has occurred
Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour
without turning it on.
x Note on moisture condensation
Moisture may condense when you bring
your camcorder from a cold place into a
warm place (or vice versa) or when you use
your camcorder in a humid place as
follows:
• You bring your camcorder from a ski slope into
a place warmed up by a heating device.
• You bring your camcorder from an air
conditioned car or room into a hot place outside.
• You use your camcorder after a squall or a
shower.
• You use your camcorder in a hot and humid
place.
x How to prevent moisture condensation
When you bring your camcorder from a
cold place into a warm place, put your
camcorder in a plastic bag and seal it
tightly. Remove the bag when the air
temperature inside the plastic bag has
reached the 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
If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen
dirty, it is recommended you use a soft
cloth to clean it. When you use the LCD
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Cleaning Kit (optional), do not apply the
cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen.
Use cleaning paper moistened with the
liquid.
x On adjustment of the touch panel
(CALIBRATION)
The buttons on the touch panel may not
work correctly. If this happens, follow the
procedure below. It is recommended that
you connect your camcorder to the wall
outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor during the operation.
1 Turn on your camcorder.
2 Touch
(HOME) t
t [GENERAL SET] t
[CALIBRATION].
(SETTINGS)
3 Touch “×” displayed on the screen 3 times
with the corner of a “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” or the like. The position of “×”
changes.
Touch [CANCEL] to cancel.
b Notes
• Do not use a sharp-pointed object for
calibration. Doing so may damage the LCD
screen.
• You cannot calibrate the LCD screen if it is
rotated, or closed with the screen facing out.
On handling the casing
• If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body
with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water,
and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.
• Avoid the following to avoid damage to the
finish:
– Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide
and sunscreen
On the pickup lens
• Do not touch the lens inside the disc cover.
Keep the disc cover closed except when
inserting and removing the disc, to keep dust
out.
• When your camcorder does not work because
the pickup lens is dirty, clean it with a camera
blower (optional). Do not touch the pickup lens
directly during cleaning, because this may cause
the camcorder to malfunction.
Pickup lens
About care and storage of the lens
• Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft
cloth in the following instances:
– When there are fingerprints on the lens
surface.
– In hot or humid locations
– When the lens is exposed to salty air such as
at the seaside.
• Store in a well-ventilated location subject to
little dirt or dust.
• To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as
described above. It is recommended that you
operate your camcorder about once a month to
keep it in optimum state for a long time.
Additional Information
If you did not press the right spot, try the
calibration again.
– Handling the camcorder with above
substances on your hands
– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time
Cleaning inside the viewfinder
Remove any dust from inside the
viewfinder by following the steps below.
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 While pushing in the tab on the bottom of
the viewfinder with a fine-tipped object
such as a ball point pen, pull the eyecup
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Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
block in the direction of the arrow to
remove.
b Notes
• The eyecup block is a precision part. Do not
disassemble it further.
• Do not touch the lens of the eyecup block.
On charging the pre-installed
rechargeable battery
3 Remove dust from the eyecup block with a
camera blower, etc.
4 Press the viewfinder onto the body of the
camcorder.
5 Remove dust from the inside area where
the eyecup block was attached with a
camera blower, etc.
6 Attach the eyecup block to the viewfinder,
pushing it straight on until it clicks.
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Your camcorder has a pre-installed
rechargeable battery to retain the date, time,
and other settings even when the POWER
switch is set to OFF (CHG). The preinstalled rechargeable battery is always
charged while your camcorder is connected
to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC
Adaptor or while the battery pack is
attached. The pre-installed rechargeable
battery will be fully discharged in about 3
months if you do not use your camcorder
at all. Use your camcorder after charging
the pre-installed rechargeable battery.
However, even if the pre-installed
rechargeable battery is not charged, the
camcorder operation will not be affected as
long as you are not recording the date.
x Procedures
Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet
(wall socket) using the supplied AC
Adaptor, and leave it with the POWER
switch set to OFF (CHG) for more than 24
hours.
Specifications
System
Video compression format
MPEG2/JPEG (Still images)
Audio compression format
Dolby Digital 2/5.1ch
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
Video signal
PAL color, CCIR standards
Usable discs
8 cm DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R/
DVD+R DL
Movie recording format
Disc
DVD-RW:DVD-VIDEO (VIDEO mode),
DVD-Video Recording (VR mode)
DVD+RW: DVD+RW Video
DVD-R/DVD+R DL: DVD-VIDEO
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
MPEG2-PS
Still image recording format
Exif Ver.2.2*
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (color)
Image device
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Optical:15×, Digital:30×, 180×
Filter diameter: 30 mm (1 3/16 in.)
Focal length
F 1.8 - 2.6
f = 3.1 - 46.5 mm (1/8 - 1 7/8 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still camera
For movies:
40 - 600 mm (1 5/8 - 23 5/8 in.) (16:9)
For still images:
37 - 555 mm (1 1/2 - 21 7/8 in.) (4:3)
Color temperature
[AUTO], [ONE PUSH], [INDOOR]
(3 200 K), [OUTDOOR] (5 800 K)
5 lx (lux) (AUTO SLW SHUTTR ON, Shutter
speed 1/25 second)
0 lx (lux) (during NightShot function)
* “Exif” is a file format for still images,
established by the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association). Files in this
format can have additional information
such as your camcorder’s setting
information at the time of recording.
** The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid
CMOS sensor and image processing
system BIONZ allow the still image
resolution equivalent to the sizes
described.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Input/Output connectors
A/V Remote Connector
Video/audio output jack
USB jack
mini-B
(DCR-DVD510E: output only)
LCD screen
Picture
6.7 cm (2.7 type, aspect ratio 16:9)
Total number of pixels
211 200 (960 × 220)
General
Power requirements
DC 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack)
DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
Average power consumption
Using the LCD screen or the viewfinder with
normal brightness
LCD : 3.7 W
Viewfinder : 3.5 W
Additional Information
3.6 mm (1/5 type) CMOS sensor
Recording pixels (still image, 4:3):
Max. 4.0 mega (2 304 × 1 728) pixels**
Gross: Approx. 2 360 000 pixels
Effective (movie, 16:9):
1 490 000 pixels
Effective (still image, 16:9):
1 490 000 pixels
Effective (still image, 4:3):
1 990 000 pixels
Minimum illumination
Operating temperature
0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
58 × 93 × 134 mm (2 3/8 × 3 3/4 × 5 3/8 in.)
(w× h×d) including the projecting parts
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Specifications (Continued)
58 × 93 × 150 mm (2 3/8 × 3 3/4 × 6 in.)
(w× h×d) including the projecting parts with
rechargeable battery pack NP-FH60 attached
Mass (Approx.)
460 g (1 lb) main unit only
550 g (1 lb 3 oz) including the supplied
rechargeable battery pack NP-FH60 and a disc
Supplied accessories
See page 18.
AC Adaptor AC-L200/L200B
Power requirements
AC 100 V - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Current consumption
0.35 A - 0.18 A
Power consumption
18 W
Output voltage
DC 8.4 V*
Operating temperature
0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
48 × 29 × 81 mm (1 15/16 × 1 3/16 × 3 1/4 in.)
(w×h×d) excluding the projecting parts
Mass (Approx.)
170 g (6 oz) excluding the power cord (mains
lead)
* See at the label of AC Adaptor for other
specifications.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FH60
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
7.2 Wh (1 000 mAh)
Type
Li-ion
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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On trademarks
• “Handycam” and
are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory Stick
Duo,” “
,” “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,” “
,”
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
“
,” “Memory Stick
Micro,” “MagicGate,” “
,”
“MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate
Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R
DL logo are trademarks.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of
Dolby Laboratories.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media,
Windows Vista and DirectX are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other
countries.
• Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other
countries.
• Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Acrobat are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United
States and/or other countries.
All other product names mentioned herein may be
the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies. Furthermore, ™ and ® are
not mentioned in each case in this manual.
Notes on the License
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN
CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY
MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE
MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING
VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED
MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED
WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE
PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT
PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,
COLORADO 80206.
“C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg”
software are provided in your camcorder. We
provide this software based on license agreements
with their owners of copyright. Based on requests
by the owners of copyright of these software
applications, we have an obligation to inform you
of the following. Please read the following
sections.
Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on the
CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
“C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg”
software.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
Additional Information
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. To
download, go to the following website and select
DCR-DVD810.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the
contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the
CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of
“GPL,” and “LGPL” software.
To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is
not installed on your computer, you can download
it from the Adobe Systems web page:
http://www.adobe.com/
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Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls
The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.
A Power zoom lever (35, 42)
B PHOTO button (30, 34)
C POWER switch (22)
D
/CHG (flash/charge) lamp (19)
E QUICK ON button/lamp (36)
F A/V Remote Connector (44, 56)
Connect other optional accessories.
G DC IN jack (19)
H Built-in microphone (35)
An Active Interface Shoe compatible
microphone (optional) will take
precedence when connected.
I Disc cover OPEN switch (26)
J ACCESS lamp (Disc) (26)
K Disc cover (26)
L
(Movie)/
(Still) mode lamps (22)
M START/STOP button (30, 34)
N Grip belt (24)
O Hook for a shoulder belt
Attach a shoulder belt (optional).
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A Memory Stick Duo slot/cover (28)
B LCD screen/touch panel (15, 24)
C
(HOME) button (16, 71)
D Zoom buttons (35, 42)
E START/STOP button (30, 34)
F RESET button
Initializes all the settings, including the
setting of the date and time.
G DISP/BATT INFO button (20)
H Access lamp (“Memory Stick PRO
Duo”) (28)
Quick Reference
I Viewfinder (24)
J BATT (battery) release button (20)
K Speaker
Playback sounds come out from the
speaker. For how to adjust the volume,
see page 40.
L Battery pack (19)
M
(USB) jack (58)
DCR-DVD510E: output only
N NIGHTSHOT switch (36)
Continued ,
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Identifying parts and controls (Continued)
A Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (6)
B Flash (75)
C Infrared port/Remote sensor
Point the Remote Commander (p. 125)
towards the remote sensor to operate
your camcorder.
D Active Interface Shoe
The Active Interface Shoe supplies
power to optional accessories such as a
video light, a flash, or a microphone.
The accessory can be turned on or off as
you operate the POWER switch on your
camcorder. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your
accessory for details.
The Active Interface Shoe has a safety
device for fixing the installed accessory
securely. To connect an accessory, press
down and push it to the end, and then
tighten the screw. To remove an
accessory, loosen the screw, and then
press down and pull out the accessory.
• When you are recording movies with an
external flash (optional) connected to the
accessory shoe, turn off the power of the
external flash to prevent charging noise
being recorded.
• You cannot use an external flash (optional)
and the built-in flash at the same time.
• When an external microphone (optional) is
connected, it takes precedence over the
built-in microphone (p. 35).
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• Slide the shoe cover after pulling out the
viewfinder.
E Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (24)
F
(VIEW IMAGES) button (31, 39)
G EASY button (30)
H . (BACK LIGHT) button (37)
I Tripod receptacle
Attach the tripod (optional: the length of
the screw must be less than 5.5 mm
(7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using
a tripod screw.
Remote Commander
screen. Select a desired button or an item with
b / B / v / V, then press ENTER to enter.
b Notes
• Remove the insulation sheet before using the
Remote Commander.
Insulation sheet
A DATA CODE button (78)
Displays the date and time or camera setting
data of the recorded images when you press this
during playback.
B PHOTO button (30, 34)
The on-screen image when you press this
button will be recorded as a still image.
C SCAN/SLOW buttons (31, 40)
D . > (Previous/Next) buttons (31,
40)
• Point the Remote Commander towards the remote
sensor to operate your camcorder (p. 124).
• When no commands have been sent from the
Remote Commander in a certain period, the
orange frame disappears. When you press any of
b / B / v / V, or ENTER again, the frame appears
at the position where it was displayed last.
• You cannot select some buttons on the LCD
screen using b / B / v / V.
To change the battery of the Remote
Commander
1 While pressing on the tab, inset your
fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery
case.
2 Place a new battery with the + side facing
up.
3 Insert the battery case back into the Remote
Commander until it clicks.
E PLAY button (31, 40)
G DISPLAY button (20)
Tab
H Transmitter
I START/STOP button (30, 34)
WARNING
J Power zoom buttons (35, 42)
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in
fire.
K PAUSE button (31, 40)
L VISUAL INDEX button (31, 39)
Displays a VISUAL INDEX screen when you
press this during playback.
M b / B / v / V / ENTER buttons
When you press any button on the VISUAL
INDEX/Face Index/Film Roll Index/Playlist
screen, the orange frame appears on the LCD
Quick Reference
F STOP button (31, 40)
• When the lithium battery becomes weak, the
operating distance of the Remote Commander
may shorten, or the Remote Commander may
not function properly. In this case, replace the
battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery.
Use of another battery may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
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Indicators displayed during recording/playback
Recording movies
A HOME button (16, 71)
B Remaining battery (approx.) (20)
C Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or
[REC] (recording))
D Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (73)
E Media type (10)
F Counter (hour/minute/second)
G OPTION button (17, 84)
Recording still images
H Dual Rec (36)
I Remaining recordable time of movies
J Audio mode (73)
K FACE DETECTION (76)
L VIEW IMAGES button (31, 39)
M Face Index set (76)
N Image size (77)
O Remaining recordable number of still
images (77)
Viewing movies
P Recording folder
Q Return button
R Playback mode
S Current movie number/Total number of
recorded movies
When [MOVIE MEDIA SET] is
[MEMORY STICK]
T Previous/Next button (31, 40)
U Video operation buttons (31, 40)
Viewing still images
V Data file name/Scene number
W Current still image number/Total
number of recorded still images
X Playback folder
Y Slide show button (43)
Z VISUAL INDEX button (31, 39)
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Indicators when you made
changes
Following indicators appear during
recording/playback to indicate the settings
of your camcorder.
Upper left
Upper right
Indicator
Meaning
PictBridge connecting
(58)
Bottom
Indicator
Meaning
FACE DETECTION (76)
Face Index set (76)
Manual focus (86)
9
SCENE SELECTION
(87)
Bottom
Center
Backlight (37)
.
Upper left
Indicator
n
SteadyShot off (74)
Audio mode (73)
Digital effect (90)
MICREF LEVEL low
(90)
Picture effect (90)
WIDE SELECT (73)
Zebra (74)
Flash (75, 75)
Conversion lens (76)
Self-timer recording (90)
EXPOSURE (87)/
SPOT METER (87)
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC
(90)
z Tips
Fader (89)
Center
Meaning
NightShot (36)
Color Slow Shutter (89)
Data code during recording
The recording date, time, and camera
setting data are recorded automatically on
the media. They are not displayed while
recording. However, you can check them as
[DATA CODE] during playback (p. 78).
You can view the recording date and time
on another device, etc. ([SUB-T DATE],
p. 75).
Quick Reference
Meaning
LCD backlight off (24)
Indicator
Tele macro (86)
• The contents and positions of the indicators
illustrated here may differ from the actual
indicators on the screen of your camcorder.
Upper right
Indicator
White balance (88)
Meaning
Super NightShot (89)
E
Warning (104)
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Glossary
x 5.1ch surround sound
x VIDEO mode
A system that plays back sound on 6 speakers, 3 at
the front (left, right and center) and 2 at the rear
(right and left) with an additional low-pass
subwoofer counted as a 0.1 channel for
frequencies of 120 Hz or lower.
One of the recording formats you can select when
using a DVD-RW. VIDEO mode provides
excellent compatibility with other DVD devices.
x Dolby Digital
One of the recording formats you can select when
using a DVD-RW. VR mode enables editing
(deleting or sequence rearrangement) with your
camcorder. Finalizing the disc lets you play it
back on a VR mode compatible DVD device.
An audio encoding (compression) system
developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc.
x Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
Sound compression technology developed by
Dolby Laboratories Inc. which compresses audio
efficiently while preserving high sound quality. It
enables recording of 5.1ch surround sound while
using disc space more efficiently. Discs created
by Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator can be played back
on a device compatible with the disc created on
your camcorder.
x JPEG
JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts
Group, a still image data compression (data
capacity reduction) standard. Your camcorder
records still images in JPEG format.
x MPEG
MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group,
the group of standards for the coding (image
compression) of video (movie) and audio. There
are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your
camcorder records movies in MPEG2 format.
x Thumbnail
Reduced-size images which enable you to view
many images at the same time. [VISUAL
INDEX], [
INDEX], [
INDEX], etc. are
thumbnail display system.
x VBR
VBR stands for Variable Bit Rate, the recording
format for automatically controlling the bit rate
(the volume of recording data in a given time
segment) according to the scene being recorded.
For fast-moving video, a lot of media space is
used to produce a clear image, so the recording
time to the media shortens.
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x VR mode
Index
Numeric
12IMAGES ...........................79
16:9 .......................................44
16:9 WIDE............................27
21-pin adaptor.......................45
4:3 ...................................27, 44
CLOCK/LANG .................... 82
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)
......................................90, 104
COLOR SLOW SHTR (Color
Slow Shutter)................ 89, 103
E
Computer.............................. 91
Easy Handycam operation ....30
Connecting
Editing ..................................51
CLOCK SET ........................ 22
Printer............................ 58
5.1ch surround recording ......35
EXPOSURE .................87, 103
TV ................................. 44
5.1ch surround sound............35
F
6IMAGES .............................79
VCR or DVD/HDD
recorders........................ 56
8cm DVD..............................10
CONVERSION LENS ......... 76
A
D
AC Adaptor...........................19
DATA CODE....................... 78
Additional recording.............67
Film Roll Index.....................41
Date Index ............................ 42
AREA SET ...........................82
Finalize .........................61, 102
DATE/TIME .......... 23, 78, 127
Aspect ratio...........................44
FIREWORKS .......................87
DC IN jack ........................... 19
AUDIO MODE.....................73
Flash .....................................98
DC plug ................................ 19
AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto
slow shutter) .................74, 103
FLASH LEVEL....................75
DELETE
FLASH MODE.....................75
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)
..............................................83
A/V connecting cable .....44, 56
FACE DETECTION ....76, 103
Face Index ......................41, 76
FADER .........................89, 104
FILE NO. (File number).......77
Movies .......................... 46
FOCUS ...........................86, 99
Still images ................... 48
FORMAT
DEMO MODE ..................... 82
Disc ...............................65
DIGITAL ZOOM................. 74
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
.......................................66
Disc ...................................... 26
BACK LIGHT ..............37, 103
DISC SELECT GUIDE ....... 69
Battery ..........................19, 125
DISP OUTPUT .................... 81
G
Battery Info...........................20
DISPLAY............................. 79
GENERAL SET ...................82
BEACH.................................88
DIVIDE
Grip belt................................24
GUIDEFRAME ....................74
BEEP ....................................80
Original ......................... 51
BLACK FADER...................89
Playlist .......................... 54
BLT-IN ZOOM MIC............90
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator... 128
H
Button-type lithium battery
............................................125
Double-sided disc............... 112
HOME MENU................15, 71
Dual Rec............................... 36
CLOCK/LANG .............82
B&W.....................................90
Dubbing movies ................... 56
GENERAL SET ............82
DVD drive............................ 64
MOVIE SETTINGS......73
C
DVD menu ........................... 63
OUTPUT SETTINGS ...81
CALIBRATION .................117
DVD-R ................................. 11
PHOTO SETTINGS......77
CAMERA DATA .................78
DVD-RW ............................. 11
SOUND/DISP SET .......80
CANDLE ..............................87
DVD+R DL.......................... 11
VIEW IMAGES SET ....78
CD-ROM ..............................91
DVD+RW ............................ 11
HQ ........................................73
Quick Reference
B
Charging time .......................20
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Index (Continued)
I
N
Q
IMAGE SIZE .......................77
NightShot ............................. 36
QUICK ON .......................... 36
INDEX SET (face index set)
..............................................76
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT.......... 73
QUICK ON STBY ............... 83
Indicators ............................127
Number of still images
recordable............................. 77
INDOOR ..............................88
NTSC ................................. 109
InfoLITHIUM ....................114
REC MODE (Recording mode)
.............................................. 73
Install (software)...................91
O
Recording .......................30, 33
Insulation sheet...................125
OLD MOVIE ....................... 90
Recording format..................10
ONE PUSH .................. 88, 103
Recording time ......... 11, 21, 29
J
OPTION MENU .................. 84
REDEYE REDUC................ 75
JPEG...................................128
Original
Remaining battery ................ 20
DIVIDE ........................ 51
REMAINING SET (Remaining
media display setting)...........75
LANDSCAPE ......................88
OTHERS category ............... 46
Remote Commander.....96, 125
LANGUAGE SET................82
OUTDOOR.......................... 88
REMOTE CTRL ..................83
LAST SCENE DEL (delete)
..............................................47
OUTPUT SETTINGS.......... 81
REPAIR IMG.DB F. ............ 69
LCD backlight ......................24
P
S
LCD BL LEVEL (LCD back
light level).....................80, 100
PAL.................................... 109
S video cable ..................44, 56
PASTEL............................... 90
SCENE SELECTION
...................................... 87, 103
DELETE ....................... 46
L
LCD BRIGHT ......................80
LCD COLOR .......................80
LCD panel ............................24
PHOTO SETTINGS ............ 77
PictBridge ............................ 58
Self-diagnosis display ........104
SELF-TIMER....................... 90
Lens cover ............................23
PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect)
..................................... 90, 104
LP .........................................73
Playback......................... 31, 39
SETTINGS category ............ 71
Playback zoom ..................... 42
Slide show ............................ 43
Playing time ......................... 21
SMTH SLW REC................. 37
Playlist
SNOW ..................................88
M
Maintenance .......................112
MANAGE MEDIA category
..............................................60
SEPIA................................... 90
Creating ........................ 52
SOUND SETTINGS ............ 72
Divide ........................... 54
SOUND/DISP SET .............. 80
Erase ............................. 54
SP ......................................... 73
Move............................. 54
Specifications .....................119
MICREF LEVEL .........90, 104
Playback ....................... 53
SPOT FOCUS ..............86, 103
Mirror mode .........................37
PORTRAIT.......................... 88
Moisture condensation .......116
Power cord (mains lead) ...... 19
SPOT METER (Flexible spot
meter) ........................... 87, 103
MOVIE DUB .......................50
Precautions......................... 112
MOVIE SETTINGS .............73
Preparation ........................... 19
Movies ............................30, 34
Print...................................... 58
MPEG.................................128
Protect ................................ 107
“Memory Stick” .............4, 113
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
..................................4, 28, 113
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R
SPOTLIGHT ........................ 88
STEADYSHOT....................74
Still Images.....................30, 34
SUB-T DATE....................... 75
SUMMERTIME................... 82
SUNRISE&SUNSET ...........87
SUPER NIGHTSHOT ..89, 103
T
TELE MACRO .............86, 103
Tripod .................................124
TV color system..................109
TV TYPE ........................44, 81
TWILIGHT...........................87
TWILIGHT PORT................87
U
UNFINALIZE...............67, 102
USB 2.0 ................................91
USB cable .......................58, 92
Using abroad.......................109
V
VBR ......................................12
VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder
backlight) ..............................80
VIDEO mode ........................10
VIEW IMAGES SET ...........78
VISUAL INDEX ............31, 39
VOLUME .......................40, 80
VR mode...............................10
Warning indicators..............104
Warning messages ..............106
WHITE BAL. (White balance)
......................................88, 103
WHITE FADER ...................89
Quick Reference
W
WIDE SELECT ............73, 103
Windows ...............................91
World time difference.........110
Z
ZEBRA .................................74
Zoom.....................................35
ZOOM LINK ........................79
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