Types of cassette you can use in your camcorder Your camcorder is capable of recording in HDV, DVCAM and DV formats. When recording in HDV/DV format, Sony recommends that you use mini DV cassettes. When recording in DVCAM format, Sony recommends that you use mini DVCAM cassettes.
Using the camcorder • Do not hold the camcorder by the following part. Lens hood LCD panel Viewfinder Microphone or Microphone holder Accessory shoe Memory recording adaptor unit b Notes • The camcorder is not dustproof, dripproof or waterproof. See “About handling of your camcorder”...
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.
Step 2: Attaching the supplied items ...10 Step 3: Charging the battery pack ...14 Step 4: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder properly ...17 Step 5: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder ...18 Step 6: Setting the date and time ...20 Step 7: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo”...
Using the menu items ... 63 Menu items ... 65 (CAMERA SET) menu ... 68 Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (GAIN SETUP/ BACK LIGHT/STEADYSHOT, etc.) (AUDIO SET) menu ... 75 Settings for the audio recording (DV AU.MODE/XLR SET, etc.) (DISPLAY SET) menu ...
About the “Memory Stick” ... 118 About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ... 119 About i.LINK... 120 About x.v. Color ... 121 About handling of your camcorder ... 121 Specifications ...125 Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls ...129 Indicators for the LCD screen and viewfinder ...136...
• The cassette tape and “Memory Stick Duo” are not included. See pages 2, 115 and 118 for types of cassette tapes and “Memory Stick Duo” that you can use on your camcorder. Carl Zeiss lens (VCL-412BWH) (1) (p. 10) This lens is pre-mounted.
Remote Commander to record when using a lens that does not have a lens cable. z Tips • When you attach a non-Carl Zeiss lens, Sony recommends that you adjust the black balance with the iris closed before recording. (p. 33)
2 Place the flange focal length adjustment test chart A about 2-3 meters (7-10 feet) away. Zoom in and set your camcorder to locate the center of the chart in the center of the screen. 3 Set the ZOOM switch F to SERVO.
Attaching the lens hood with lens cover PUSH (lens hood release) button Align the marks on the lens hood to those on the camcorder, and turn the lens hood in the direction of the arrow To remove the Lens hood with lens...
Attaching Memory Recording Unit Make sure that the HDV/DV jack cover is closed. Attach the Memory Recording Unit to your camcorder as illustrated. For details, refer to the Operating Instructions of the Memory Recording Unit on the CD-ROM. HDV/DV jack (6-pin) b Notes •...
Adaptor/Charger when the charge is completed. z Tips • You can check the remaining battery life with the battery info function (p. 54). To attach the battery pack Press the battery pack against the back of your camcorder and slide it down.
NP-F770 NP-F970 Recording time Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack. b Notes • You cannot use the NP-F330 battery pack with this camcorder. Recording in the HDV format Battery pack NP-F570 (supplied) NP-F770 NP-F970...
– The battery pack is damaged. – The battery pack is worn-out (For Battery Info only). • Sony recommends that you use an NP-F970 battery pack when you use your camcorder with the Memory Recording Unit or a video light (optional).
Step 4: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder properly To record or play back, set the POWER switch to the respective positions. When you use your camcorder for the first time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears (p. 20). POWER switch...
Press and hold the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button for a few seconds until This setting is practical when you use your camcorder in bright conditions or when you want to save battery power. The recorded picture will not be affected by the setting.
When the picture in the viewfinder is hard to see If you cannot see the picture in the viewfinder clearly under bright circumstances, use the supplied large eyecup. To attach the large eyecup, stretch it slightly and align it with the eyecup groove in the viewfinder.
POWER switch positions. z Tips • If you do not use your camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets discharged and the date and time settings may be cleared from the memory. In that case, charge the rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p.
z Tips • The date and time are automatically recorded on the tape, and can be displayed during playback (DATA CODE button, p. 53). Changing the language setting You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. Select the screen language in [LANGUAGE] (p.
Step 7: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo” Cassette tape See page 115 for details on tapes including which tapes can be used and how to protect from overwriting tapes. Slide and hold the EJECT lever in the direction of the arrow and open the lid.
• When the access lamp is lit or flashing, your camcorder is reading/writing data. Do not shake or knock your camcorder, turn the power off, eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, image data may be damaged.
Your camcorder records movies on tape and still images on “Memory Stick Duo.” Do the following steps to record movies. • This camcorder can record movies in HDV or DVCAM (DV) format. The factory setting is HDV format ([REC FORMAT] p. 82).
Press the REC START/STOP button A (or B). The recording lamp lights up during recording. To stop the movie recording, press the REC START/STOP button again. z Tips • When recording in HDV format, the aspect ratio is fixed to 16:9. When recording in DVCAM (DV) format, you can switch the aspect ratio to 4:3 ([DV WIDE REC] p.
4300 6300 8500 12500 17000 b Notes • Specifications are for Sony “Memory Stick Duo.” The actual number of recordable pictures can vary depending on the recording environment and the type of “Memory Stick Duo.” z Tips • Image sizes of still images are as follows: –...
Close view: (Telephoto) z Tips • The minimum distance required between your camcorder and the subject for focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto. • The focus may not be adjusted at certain zoom positions if the subject is within 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) from your camcorder.
Tips For manual focus • Zoom in and bring your camcorder in focus, then gradually zoom out. • Fully zoom out and gradually zoom in when you shoot a close subject. To restore automatic adjustment Press the ASSIGN button to which [FOCUS] is assigned once again.
2 Press the ASSIGN button to which [FOCUS INFNTY] is assigned. appears on the screen. If you release the button, your camcorder returns to the manual focus mode. This function enables you to set focus on a distant subject even when the focus is automatically set on a close subject.
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) Adjusting the exposure GAIN WHT BAL PRESET Adjusting the iris You can manually adjust the iris to control the volume of the light entering the lens. By adjusting the iris, you can change or close the aperture of the lens, which is expressed as an F value between F1.6 and F11.
Tips • It is difficult to focus automatically at a lower shutter speed. Manual focusing with your camcorder attached to a tripod is recommended. • The picture may flicker or change colors under fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps, or mercury lamps.
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) Adjusting to natural color (White balance) SHUTTER GAIN WHT BAL SPEED PRESET You can adjust and fix the white balance according to the lighting conditions of recording environment. You can store white...
the dial to set the temperature. You can also set the color temperature from the menu ([WB TEMP SET] p. 69). To save the adjusted white balance value in memory A or B 1 Set the white balance memory switch to A) or B ( B) in step 3 of “Adjusting to natural color (White...
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) You can customize the picture quality by adjusting picture profile items such as [GAMMA] and [DETAIL]. Connect your camcorder to a TV or monitor, and adjust the picture quality while observing the picture on the TV or monitor screen.
BLACK LEVEL To set the black level. Item Description and settings [MASTER BLACK] Sets the master black level. -15 to +15 [BLACK R] Sets the black level of Rch. [MASTER BLACK] + [BLACK R] is the black level of Rch. -15 to +15 [BLACK G] Sets the black level of Gch.
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) KNEE To set knee point and slope for video signal compression to reduce over-highlighting by limiting signals in high contrast area of the subject to the dynamic range of your camcorder. Item [MODE]...
COLOR DEPTH To set the color depth for each color phase. This function is more effective for deep colors and less effective for light colors. The color looks deeper as you decrease the setting value to more negative side, and lighter as you increase the value to more positive side.
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) COLOR CORRCT (Continued) Item [MEM1 COLOR] [MEM1 REVISN] [MEM2 COLOR] [MEM2 REVISN] WB SHIFT To set items for the white balance shift. Item [FILTER TYPE] [LB[COL TEMP]] [CC[MG/GR]] [R GAIN] [B GAIN] Description and settings Sets colors stored in Memory 1.
DETAIL To set items for the detail. Item Description and settings [LEVEL] Sets the detail level. -7 to +7 [MANUAL SET] [ON/OFF] [ON] [OFF] [V/H BALANCE] : Sets the horizontal (H) and vertical (V) balance of [B/W BALANCE]: Selects the balance of the upper DETAIL (P) and [BLACK LIMIT] : Sets the limit level of the lower DETAIL (N).
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) SKINTONE DTL To adjust the detail of skintone areas to reduce wrinkles. Item [ON/OFF] [LEVEL] [COLOR SEL] PROFILE NAME To name the picture profiles set in [PP1] through [PP6] (p. 41). COPY To copy the settings of the picture profile to another picture profile number.
To name the picture profile settings You can name picture profile1 through 6. 1 Press the PICTURE PROFILE button 2 Select the picture profile that you want to name with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial 3 Select [SETTING] t [PROFILE NAME] with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial 4 Select a letter with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A.
Changing the settings of your camcorder recordings (Continued) Set the AUDIO LEVEL switch (CH1/CH2) A of the channel to be adjusted to MAN. appears on the screen. Turn the AUDIO LEVEL dial B to adjust the volume during recording or standby.
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons Some functions need to be assigned to the ASSIGN buttons for use. You can assign a single function to any one of the ASSIGN 1 to 6 buttons on the body or the L1, L2 and RET buttons on the lens.
Assigning the functions to the ASSIGN buttons (Continued) Select the ASSIGN button to which you want to assign a function with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial A. • You can select the ASSIGN 1 through 6 buttons on the body and the L1, L2 and RET button on the lens.
[LAST SCN RVW] may not work correctly. z Tips • If you press the ASSIGN button again during the last scene review, your camcorder plays back the last 5 seconds of the most recently recorded movie, then goes standby at the end of...
A button CHECK STORE EXEC SHOT TRANSITION/FOCUS MARKING B button Set [S.TRANS/F.MARK] of the (CAMERA SET) menu to [SHOT TRANSITION]. Press the SHOT TRANSITION/ FOCUS MARKING button C to bring up the shot transition store screen. The STORE lamp turns on. Press the A button to store the settings in SHOT-A, or the B button to store the settings in...
Using the Shot transition (Continued) • If you press the following buttons during the shot transition operation, the operation will be canceled: – PICTURE PROFILE – MENU – STATUS CHECK – EXPANDED FOCUS • You can also make a transition from the SHOT- A to the SHOT-B or from the SHOT-B to the SHOT-A.
Marking focal point on the screen (Focus marking) You can mark a focal point, at which you set a subject in focus, on the LCD screen prior to the recording. You can use this function during the manual focus. A button CHECK STORE EXEC...
: SLOW b Notes • Your camcorder automatically goes into a stopped state when it is in pause for more than 3 minutes. • The screen may temporarily go blank losing images and sound when signals switch between HDV and DVCAM (DV) during playback of a tape in which HDV format and DVCAM (DV) format are mixed.
Playback (Continued) b Notes • Still images cannot be restored once you delete them. • You cannot delete still images when the “Memory Stick Duo” is write-protected (p. 118) or the still image is protected (p. 103). z Tips • To delete a still image in the index, move B to the still image using the VOLUME/MEMORY button, then do steps 2 and 3.
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder TC/U-BIT DATA CODE SEL / PUSH EXEC PICTURE STATUS MENU PROFILE CHECK Changing the screen You can turn on and off the display of the time code, tape counter, and other information on the screen.
Commander. b Notes • Each day of recording must be longer than 2 minutes. Your camcorder may not detect the date if the recording of that date is short. • The date search may not work properly if a blank section exists on the tape.
Press the STOP button C on the Remote Commander. b Notes • Recording between indexes must be longer than 2 minutes. Your camcorder may not detect the date if the recording between the indexes is short. • The index search may not work properly if a...
Notes • Set all the necessary menu items before you connect your camcorder to a TV. If you change the settings of [VCR HDV/DV] or [i.LINK SET] after connecting your camcorder to the TV with an i.LINK cable, the TV may not recognize video signals properly.
• Your TVs may not function correctly (for example, no sound or image). Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder and HDMI OUT jack of the external device with the HDMI cable. This may cause a malfunction.
• The TV needs to be set so that it recognizes that the camcorder is connected. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV. • This camcorder has a 6-pin i.LINK terminal. Select a cable that fits the terminal on the TV to be attached. : Signal flow, ( ): Reference pages...
Playing the picture on a TV (Continued) Connecting to a 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV COMPONENT IN AUDIO To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3) Set the down-convert setting as follows: For HDV format signals: (IN/OUT REC) menu t [VIDEO OUT] t [DOWN CONVERT] For DV format signals: (IN/OUT REC) menu t [VIDEO OUT] t [DV WIDE CONV] z Tips...
• The TV needs to be set so that it recognizes that the camcorder is connected. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV. • This camcorder has a 6-pin i.LINK terminal. Select a cable that fits the terminal on the TV to be attached. * Change the settings according to the TV connected.
* Change the settings according to the TV connected. b Notes • If you connect your camcorder to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, the order of priority of the TV input jacks is as follows: HDMI t component video t S VIDEO t video.
CLOCK SET WORLD TIME LANGUAGE QUICK REC DATE REC BEEP REC LAMP[F] The available menu items vary depending on the position of the power switch of your camcorder. Unavailable items will be grayed out. STBY : END STBY Continued ,...
Using the menu items (Continued) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial until the desired setting is highlighted or to bring up the desired setting, then press the dial to confirm the setting. S T B Y BEEP MENU : END Press the MENU button to hide the menu screen.
Menu items Available menu items (z) vary depending on the POWER switch position. (CAMERA SET) menu (p. 68) GAIN SETUP SMOOTH GAIN HYPER GAIN AGC LIMIT BLK BALANCE WB PRESET WB OUTDR LVL WB TEMP SET ATW SENS SMOOTH WB AE SHIFT AE WINDOW AE RESPONSE...
(TC/UB SET) menu (p. 86) TC PRESET TC COUNTUP UB PRESET TC FORMAT TC RUN TC MAKE TC LINK UB TIME REC UB-DATE/TC-TIME (MEMORY SET) menu (p. 88) ALL ERASE FORMAT FILE NO. NEW FOLDER REC FOLDER PB FOLDER (OTHERS) (p. 90) CAMERA PROF.
(CAMERA SET) menu Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (GAIN SETUP/BACK LIGHT/STEADYSHOT, etc.) The default settings are marked with B. The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 63 for details on selecting menu items.
WB TEMP SET You can set the color temperature between 2300K and 15000K in 100K steps when you set [WB PRESET] to [MANU WB TEMP]. ATW SENS You can set the auto white balance operation under a reddish light source such as an incandescent lamp or candle, or under a blueish light source such as in outdoor shade.
Notes • Flickering may not be reduced for certain light When you set this function to [ON], your camcorder detects high contrast images, such as backlit scenes, and automatically improves the unexposed images. The default setting is [OFF].
SPOTLIGHT When you set this function to [ON] ( you can prevent overexposure of light during recording of a subject under strong light, such as a stage. For example, you can prevent people's faces from over- highlighting. The default setting is [OFF]. b Notes •...
Press the MENU button t select the 2 Press the REC START/STOP button. The fader indicator stops flashing and disappears when the fading is complete. To cancel before starting the operation, select [OFF] in step 1. The setting will be cleared every time you press the REC START/STOP button.
That type of animation uses a technique of changing the subject, such as a doll or a toy's positions and recording it at each different position while your camcorder sits still. Use the Remote Commander to reduce camera shakes. B OFF Not use this function.
This function helps you to adjust colors when you view movies recorded with your camcorder on a TV or a monitor. The default setting is [OFF]. b Notes • This function is automatically set to [OFF] when you turn the power off and back on.
FLANGE BACK You can select a mode for the flange focal length adjustment. The flange focal length is a distance from the lens flange to the plane of the image along the optical axis. See page 10 for details. B AUTO ADJUST Automatically adjusts the flange focal length.
You can set INPUT2 in the same way as INPUT1. z Tips • 48 dBu is set as 0dB in your camcorder. • Set [INPUT TRIM] to [0dB] for the supplied microphone (ECM-XM1). • Set [INPUT TRIM] to [12dB] for the optional microphone (Sony ECM-NV1).
Reproduces sound of CH2 in channels 1 and 2. z Tips • When you select [CH1,CH2] and play back a tape on your camcorder, sound of CH1 + CH2 comes out of the speakers. DV AUDIO MIX You can monitor the sound dubbed from another device or recorded through 4- channel microphone during playback.
(DISPLAY SET) menu Display settings of the display and the viewfinder (MARKER/VF B.LIGHT/DISP OUTPUT, etc.) The default settings are marked with B. The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 63 for details on selecting menu items. Press the MENU button t select the (DISPLAY SET) with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
Displays the shutter speed in seconds. DEGREE Displays the shutter speed in degrees. The shutter speed equal to the period that your camcorder reads image data from the image sensor is defined as 360 degrees. The degree is calculated based on this definition and displayed.
Standard brightness. BRIGHT Brightens the LCD screen. b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [LCD BL LEVEL] is automatically set to [BRIGHT]. • When you select [BRIGHT], the recordable time with the battery is slightly reduced.
You can select a type of output signal to an external device for playing back a movie on the device. Select [AUTO] in most cases. When you connect your camcorder to an external device with an i.LINK cable, select a type of input and output signals to and from the external device via the HDV/DV jack.
When playing back those movies, a momentary pause will occur between scenes. In this case, you can copy the movies without the pause from your camcorder to a computer via an i.LINK cable and use them on the computer as normal movies.
VIDEO OUT COMPONENT You can select [480i] or [1080i/480i] depending on your TV when you connect your camcorder to a TV via a component cable. 480i Supports connection between your camcorder and a TV with a component input jack that supports the 480i format.
[i.LINK SET]. Otherwise, the connected video device may not be able to recognize the video signal from your camcorder. EXT REC CTRL You can connect your camcorder to an HDV/DVCAM/DV compatible device (digital HD video camera recorder, digital video camera recorder, hard disc recorder, etc.) with an i.LINK cable, and record...
• You can use the REC START/STOP button of your camcorder as a recording start/stop button for the external recording unit when you set this function to [EXT ONLY]. Use the REC button of the video control buttons (p.
This function is useful for editing movies recorded by multiple camcorders. 1 Insert a tape to the main camcorder from which you want to generate the time code. 2 Set the POWER switches of the main and sub camcorders to CAMERA.
Saves the actual time in the user bit code. UB-DATE/TC-TIME You can save the date and time set in your camcorder in the user bit and time code, respectively, when you do this function. b Notes • This function is available in the following cases: –...
Notes • You cannot delete the new folder once you have created it on your camcorder. Format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 89) or delete it on your computer. • The number of recordable pictures on a “Memory Stick Duo”...
• When this function is set to [ON], the interval between scenes freezes for a moment (editing on your computer is recommended). • When the camcorder is left in standby for more than about 3 minutes, your camcorder exits from standby (the drum stops rotating) to prevent tape wear and battery loss.
When you set this function to [ON], you can use the supplied Remote Commander (p. 135). The default setting is [ON]. z Tips • Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from responding to a command sent by another VCR remote control unit. HOURS METER...
Dubbing/Editing Dubbing to VCR, DVD/HDD device, etc. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected. Connecting to external devices The connection method and the image quality will differ depending on the VCR, DVD/HDD device and the connectors used.
• Disconnect the i.LINK cable before changing these menu settings, otherwise the VCR/DVD device may not correctly identify the video signal. z Tips • This camcorder has a 6-pin i.LINK terminal. Select a cable that fits the terminal on the device to be connected. Cable...
Camcorder Copy format recording format Copy HDV recording as Convert HDV recording to DVCAM (DV) Copy DVCAM (DV) DVCAM recording as DVCAM (DV) When tape is recorded in both HDV and DVCAM (DV) format Convert both HDV and DVCAM (DV) format to...
• Note the following when connecting with an i.LINK cable: – The recorded picture becomes rough when a picture is paused on your camcorder while recording to a VCR/DVD device. – Data codes (date/time/camera settings data) may not be displayed or recorded depending on the device or application.
• Your camcorder has a 6-pin i.LINK terminal. Select a cable that fits the terminal on the device to be attached. • Your camcorder can only record from an NTSC source. For example, French video or TV programs (SECAM) cannot be recorded correctly.
A/V OUT jack, images may be distorted or not be displayed. Jittering will not affect recording of the movie on a tape with your camcorder but may affect recording of the movie with another VCR connected to your camcorder via the COMPONENT OUT jack or A/V OUT jack.
DVCAM (DV) and 4:3 formats. Copying movies on a tape to a computer Connect your camcorder to the computer with an i.LINK cable. The computer needs to have an i.LINK connector and be installed with editing software that can copy video signals.
• The computer may freeze or may not recognize the signal from your camcorder in the following situations. – Connecting your camcorder to a computer that does not support the video signal formats appearing on the LCD screen of your camcorder display (HDV or DVCAM (DV)).
AC power (p. 14). 1 Prepare editing software (not provided). 2 Turn on your computer. 3 Insert a tape into your camcorder and set the POWER switch to VCR. 4 Set the menu of your camcorder. The menu settings vary depending on the copying image.
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. • Power sources/LCD screen/Remote Commander···p. 102 • Cassette tapes/“Memory Stick Duo”···p. 103 •...
The Cassette Memory indicator or title display does not appear while using a cassette with Cassette Memory. • This camcorder does not support Cassette Memory, so the indicator does not appear. The remaining tape indicator is not displayed. • Set [ REMAINING] to [ON] to always display the remaining tape indicator (p.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary pictures recorded on the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 118). • Format the “Memory Stick Duo” on your camcorder (p. 89) or insert another “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 22). • You cannot record still images on the “Memory Stick Duo” in the following cases.
End search or last scene review does not work. • Do not eject the cassette after recording (p. 45). • There is nothing recorded on the cassette. • There is a blank section between recorded sections of the tape. This is not a malfunction. Auto focus does not function.
• Press and hold the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button for a few seconds to turn on the backlight (p. 18). Situation Your camcorder is not connected to an external device via an i.LINK cable. [TC MAKE] is set to [REGENERATE]. [TC MAKE] is set to [REGENERATE].
You cannot hear the sound recorded with 4CH microphone recording on another camcorder. • Set [DV AUDIO MIX] for the DVCAM (DV) format 4-ch recording (p. 77). • You cannot reproduce the sound recorded in CH3 and CH4 on your camcorder for the HDV format 4-ch recording. ) range...
• When a non-Carl Zeiss lens is attached, the iris value cannot be displayed. Noises appear and • The tape was recorded in a TV color system other than that of your camcorder (NTSC). This is not a malfunction. Date Search does not work correctly.
• Pictures in the HDV format are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the pictures. • DVCAM (DV) format pictures input to the camcorder via i.LINK cable (p. 97) cannot be output.
Troubleshooting (Continued) Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to other devices Pictures from connected devices cannot be zoomed. • You cannot zoom pictures from connected devices on your camcorder. Time code and other information appear on the display of the connected device. • Set [DISP OUTPUT] to [LCD PANEL] while connected with an A/V connecting cable (p.
Your computer freezes. • Set [VCR HDV/DV] correctly according to the connected device (p. 82). • Disconnect the cable from your computer and camcorder. Reboot your computer, and connect your computer and camcorder following the steps in the correct order (p. 100).
You can fix some problems associated with the symptoms yourself. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis display) C:04:ss •...
Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any country/region using the AC Adaptor/ Charger supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range. On TV color systems...
BS (broadcast satellite) digital, terrestrial digital HDTV broadcastings, in Blu-ray Disc recorders, etc. Playback • Your camcorder can play back pictures in both the DVCAM (DV) format and HDV1080i specification. • Your camcorder can play back pictures recorded...
If the gold-plated connector on the cassette is dirty or dusty, the remaining tape indicator may not show correctly. Gold-plated connector On Sony HDV1080i compliant TVs An HDV format compatible TV with the component input jack is required to view playback pictures recorded in the HDV format.
DVCAM DVCAM DVCAM b Notes • This camcorder complies with the DVCAM format.Though mini DV cassettes can be used for recording, we recommend you use mini DVCAM cassettes to get the most out of the high reliability of the DVCAM format.
– If you eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” turn the power off on your camcorder, or remove the battery pack for replacement while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick Duo”...
“Design rule for Camera File system” universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). • On your camcorder, you cannot play back still images recorded on other devices (DCR- TRV900 or DSC-D700/D770) that do not conform to the universal standard. (These models are not sold in some regions.)
• i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. • IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• 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.
Such a freezing point cannot be recovered if it was created while recording. To prevent such a problem, use the Sony mini DV cassette. • If the following problem occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony cleaning cassette (optional).
• To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as described above. It is recommended that you operate your camcorder about once a month to keep it in optimum state for a long time. On charging the pre-installed...
Specifications System Video recording system (HDV) 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Video recording system (DVCAM (DV)) 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Still image recording system Exif Ver. 2.2* Audio recording system (HDV) Rotary heads, MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2, Quantization: 16 bits Fs48kHz (stereo) transfer rate: 384 kbps Audio recording system (DVCAM (DV))
Dimensions (approx.) 176 × 199 × 439 mm (6 15/16 × 7 13/16 × 17 9/32 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts 176 × 199 × 439 mm (6 15/16 × 7 13/16 × 17 9/32 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts with the battery pack (NP-F570) Mass (approx.) 1.3 kg (2 lb 13 oz) camera body only...
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Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. A Accessory shoe mount (129) B Microphone holder (12) C Microphone fixing clamper (12) D Zoom lever (27) E EXPANDED FOCUS/L2 button (43) F IRIS switch (30) To mount the accessory shoe Mount the accessory shoe on the accessory shoe mount as illustrated.
Identifying parts and controls (Continued) To mount the accessory shoe adaptor Mount the accessory shoe adaptor on the accessory shoe mount as illustrated. To remove the accessory shoe adaptor Do the reverse procedure to mounting the accessory shoe adaptor to remove it.
A Front remote sensor (92) B Front recording lamp (92) The recording lamp flashes if the remaining tape or battery is low. C ND filter (30) D ASSIGN buttons 1-3* (43) E GAIN button (31) F ASSIGN 4 button/ZEBRA button (43) G ASSIGN 5 button/AE SHIFT button*(43) H ASSIGN 6 button/REC REVIEW...
Identifying parts and controls (Continued) HDV/DV jack (57) B COMPONENT OUT jack (57) C A/V OUT jack (57) D LANC jack The LANC control jack is used for controlling the tape transport of video device and peripherals connected to it. (headphones) jack F INPUT2 switch (12) G INPUT1 switch (12)
CHECK STORE EXEC SHOT TRANSITION/FOCUS MARKING A Hook for shoulder strap (133) B Handle zoom lever (27) C REC START/STOP button (24) D Handle zoom switch (27) E Rear remote sensor (92) F Rear recording lamp (92) The recording lamp flashes if the remaining tape or battery is low.
Identifying parts and controls (Continued) 1 2 3 4 A Lens cover lever (13) B Focus ring (28) C Zoom ring (27) D Iris ring (30) E ZOOM switch (27) F DIGITAL EXTENDER/L1 button (43) G LCD screen (18) H TC/U-BIT button Switches between time code and user bit to display on the LCD screen.
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.
Indicators for the LCD screen and viewfinder The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. The indicators will not be recorded on the tape during recording. Recording movies HDV1080i A Recording format ( B Remaining battery (approx.) C Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) D During recording: Tape counter (hour: minute: second:...
Viewing movies 00:04:50:04 HDV1080i J Tape transport indicator Recording mode (DVCAM or DV SP) appears when a tape recorded in the DVCAM or DV SP format is played back. Viewing still images 101-0011 K Data file name L Picture number/Total number of recorded pictures in the current playback folder M Playback folder (89)
Indicators for the LCD screen and viewfinder (Continued) Indicators when you made changes Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning Recording format (82) DV WIDE REC (84)* QUICK REC (91)** DV FRAME REC (73)* ND filter (30) INTERVAL REC (72) EXT REC CTRL (85) REC TYPE SCAN TYPE (83)
TV color systems ... 114 UB PRESET ... 86 UB TIME REC ... 88 UB-DATE/TC-TIME... 88, 106 Using the menu items ... 63 Using your camcorder abroad ... 114 VCR HDV/DV... 82 VF B.LIGHT... 81, 105 VF COLOR ... 81 VF POWER MODE ...81...