Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CCD-TRV Serial No.
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Changing the lithium battery in your camcorder ... 65 Troubleshooting ... 67 Self-diagnosis display ... 70 Warning indicators and messages ... 71 Using your camcorder abroad ... 72 Maintenance information and precautions ... 73 Specifications ... 77 Quick Reference Identifying the parts and controls ... 79 Quick Function Guide ...
Quick Start Guide Connecting the power cord Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 9). Inserting a cassette Slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow while pressing the small blue button. This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your camcorder.
PLAYER (CCD- TRV17/TRV37/ TRV57/TRV67) while pressing the small green button. NOTE Do not pick up your camcorder by holding the viewfinder, the LCD panel or the battery pack. (p. 16) Turn STANDBY to STANDBY. The picture appears on the LCD screen.
The CCD-TRV87 is the model used for illustration purposes. Otherwise, the model name is indicated in the illustrations. Any differences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for example, “CCD-TRV87...
Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. 1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 84) CCD-TRV57/TRV67/TRV87 only 2 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1), Power cord (1) (p. 10) 3 NP-F330 battery pack (1) (p. 9, 10) 4 CR2025 lithium battery (1) (p.
Slide the battery pack out in the direction of the arrow while pressing BATT RELEASE down. BATT RELEASE After installing the battery pack Do not carry your camcorder by holding the battery pack. If you do so, the battery pack may slide off your camcorder unintentionally, damaging your camcorder.
Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (L series). (1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder to the DC IN jack with the plug’s v mark facing up. (2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
Battery pack The battery pack is charged a little before it leaves the factory. Until your camcorder calculates the actual remaining battery time “– – – – min” appears in the display window. While charging the battery pack, no indicator appears or the indicator flashes in the display windpw in the following cases –...
Numbers in parentheses “( )” indicate the time using a normally charged battery. * Approximate continuous recording time at 77°F (25°C). The battery life will be shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment. ** Approximate number of minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/ stop, zooming and turning the power on/off.
Approximate number of minutes when you use a fully charged battery Numbers in parentheses “( )” indicate the time using a normally charged battery. The battery life will be shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment. After charging the battery pack Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder.
Step 1 Preparing the power supply Connecting to a wall outlet When you use your camcorder for a long time, we recommend that you power it from a wall outlet using the AC power adaptor. (1) Open the DC IN jack cover, and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack on your camcorder with the plug’s v mark facing up.
Step 2 Inserting a cassette When you want to record in the Hi8 system, use Hi8 video cassette TRV87 only) (1) Prepare the power supply (p. 9). (2) Slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow while pressing the small blue button. The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens.
(4) Turn STANDBY to STANDBY. (5) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The “REC” indicator appears. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder lights up. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. The recording lamp lights up in the viewfinder when you record with the viewfinder.
Recording a picture If you leave your camcorder in the standby mode for 5 minutes while the cassette is inserted Your camcorder automatically turns off. This is to save battery power and to prevent battery and tape wear. To resume the standby mode, turn STANDBY down and up again.
Recording a picture Using the zoom feature Move the power zoom lever a little for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Using the zoom function sparingly results in better-looking recordings. “T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer) “W”...
Recording a picture To record pictures with the viewfinder – adjusting the viewfinder If you record pictures with the LCD panel closed, check the picture with the viewfinder. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight so that the indicators in the viewfinder come into sharp focus.
Recording a picture Indicators displayed in the recording mode The indicators are not recorded on tape. Remaining battery time indicator Shooting backlit subjects (BACK LIGHT) When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light background, use the backlight function.
Recording a picture The SUPER NIGHTSHOT button does not work (CCD-TRV87 only): – while the fader function is set or in use – while the digital effect function is in use – when NIGHTSHOT is set to OFF NightShot Light NightShot Light rays are infrared and so are invisible.
Press the – (7) side of EDITSEARCH momentarily in the standby mode. The last few seconds of the recorded section are played back. You can monitor the sound from the speaker, headphones (CCD-TRV87 only) or an earphone (CCD-TRV17/ TRV37/TRV57/TRV67 only).
When monitoring on the LCD screen You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to the camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out [a]. You can adjust the angle of the LCD panel by lifting the LCD panel up by 15 degrees [b].
Playing back a tape To control the display of the screen indicators Press DISPLAY on your camcorder or the Remote Commander (CCD-TRV57/TRV67/ TRV87 only) supplied with your camcorder. The indicators appear on the LCD screen. To make the indicators disappear, press DISPLAY again.
When you play back a tape recorded in the LP mode Noise may appear during playback pause mode, slow playback (CCD-TRV57/TRV67/ TRV87 only) or picture search. The tapes recorded in the Hi8 format (CCD-TRV17/TRV37/TRV57 only) You can play back the tapes recorded in the Hi8 video system on your camcorder.
: Signal flow If your TV is already connected to a VCR Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR by using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
(video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect the S video cable (not supplied) to the S video jacks on both your camcorder and the TV or the VCR. Monitoring the picture from a TV or VCR (CCD-TRV87 only) You can monitor the picture on the LCD screen.
•The above feature may not work on some TV models. Note When super laser link is activated (the S.LASER LINK button is lit), your camcorder consumes power. Press S.LASER LINK to turn off the super laser link function when it...
PHOTO SHUTTER PHOTO (1) While your camcorder is in the standby mode, select the photo mode in the menu settings (p. 55). (2) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a still picture appears. The CAPTURE indicator appears. Recording does not start yet.
A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. Connect the yellow plug of the cable to the video jack on both your camcorder and the video printer. Refer to the operating instructions of the video printer as well.
Using the wide mode You can record a cinema-like picture (CINEMA) or a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9FULL). Refer to the operating instructions of your TV. CINEMA Black bands appear on the screen during recording in the CINEMA mode [a], playing back on a normal TV [b] or a wide-screen TV [c].
When you record in the 16:9FULL mode, the date or time indicator will be widened on wide-screen TVs. During recording You cannot change or cancel the wide mode. When you cancel the wide mode, set your camcorder to the standby mode and then set 16:9WIDE to OFF.
Using the fader function You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. FADER M.FADER (mosaic) STRIPE BOUNCE (Fade in only) OVERLAP (Fade in only) WIPE (Fade in only) MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color. When fading out the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white.
(2) Press START/STOP. The fader indicator stops flashing. FADER To cancel the fader function After the fade in/out is carried out : Your camcorder automatically returns to the normal mode. Before the fade in/out is carried out : Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER until the indicator disappears.
If you do not record anything before operating the wipe or overlap function (CCD-TRV87 only) Your camcorder stores the image on the tape. As the image is being stored, the WIPE or OVERLAP indicator flashes quickly, and the picture you are shooting disappears from the viewfinder.
To turn the picture effect function off Press PICTURE EFFECT. While using the picture effect function (CCD-TRV87 only) You cannot select the old movie mode with DIGITAL EFFECT. When you turn the power off Your camcorder automatically returns to the normal mode. PICTURE EFFECT MOSAIC...
You can slow down the shutter speed. The slow shutter mode is good for recording dark pictures more brightly. OLD MOVIE You can add an old movie type atmosphere to pictures. Your camcorder automatically sets the wide mode to CINEMA, picture effect to SEPIA, and the appropriate shutter speed.
Using special effects – Digital effect (1) While your camcorder is in the standby or recording mode, press DIGITAL EFFECT. The digital effect indicator appears. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired digital effect mode. The indicator changes as follows: STILL y FLASH y LUMI.
Using special effects – Digital Effect Notes •The following functions do not work during digital effect: – Fader – Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE – Tape Photo recording – Super NightShot •The following function does not work in the slow shutter mode: –...
Landscape mode This mode is for when you are recording distant subjects such as mountains and prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you are recording a subject behind glass or a screen. Low lux mode (CCD-TRV87 only)
•In the spotlight, sports lesson and beach & ski modes, you cannot take close-ups. This is because your camcorder is set to focus only on subjects in the middle to far distance. •In the sunset & moon and landscape modes, your camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects.
When you adjust the exposure manually, the following function and modes do not work: – Backlight – Slow shutter (CCD-TRV87 only) – Old movie (CCD-TRV87 only) Your camcorder automatically returns to the automatic exposure mode: – if you change the PROGRAM AE mode – if you slide NIGHTSHOT to ON EXPOSURE...
When you press FOCUS down to INFINITY, the lens focuses on infinity and indicator appears. When you release FOCUS, your camcorder returns to the manual focus mode. Use this mode when your camcorder focuses on near objects even though you are trying to shoot a distant object.
Superimposing a title You can select one of eight preset titles and two custom titles (p. 47). You can also select the language, color, size and position of titles. (1) Press TITLE in the standby mode. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired title, then press the dial.
Superimposing a title Note Both the date and time or either of them may not be displayed depending on the size or position of the title. If you display the menu or title menu while superimposing a title The title is not recorded while the menu or title menu is displayed. To use the custom title If you want to use the custom title, select If you have not made any custom title, “–...
Making your own titles You can make up to two titles and store them in your camcorder. Each title can have up to 20 characters. (1) Press TITLE in the standby or VTR (CCD-TRV87)/PLAYER (CCD-TRV17/ TRV37/TRV57/TRV67) mode. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the first line (CUSTOM1) or second line (CUSTOM2), then press the dial.
Turn STANDBY down once and then up again, then proceed from step 1. We recommend setting the POWER switch to VTR (CCD-TRV87) or PLAYER (CCD-TRV17/TRV37/TRV57/TRV67) or removing the cassette so that your camcorder does not automatically turn off while you are entering title characters.
You can use the built-in light to suit your shooting situation. The recommended distance between the subject and camcorder is about 5 feet (1.5 m). Slide LIGHT to ON while your camcorder is in the standby mode. The built-in light turns on.
Using the built-in light Replacing the bulb Use the Sony XB-3D halogen lamp (not supplied). The supplied halogen lamp is not on the market. Purchase the Sony XB-3D halogen lamp. Remove the power source before replacing the bulb. (1) Remove the built-in light unit while pushing the hole under the built-in light unit using a wire.
— Advanced Playback Operations — Playing back a tape with digital effects – CCD-TRV87 only During playback, you can process a scene using the digital effect functions: STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL. (1) During playback, press DIGITAL EFFECT and turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial until the desired digital effect indicator (STILL, FLASH, LUMI.
(2) Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR for more information. (3) Set the POWER switch to VTR (CCD-TRV87) or PLAYER (CCD-TRV17/ TRV37/TRV57/TRV67). (4) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictures (CCD-TRV67/TRV87 only) With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (not supplied) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the VCR.
PUSH EXEC dial. The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and then the mode. (1) In the standby or VTR (CCD-TRV87)/PLAYER (CCD-TRV17/TRV37/TRV57/ TRV67) mode, press MENU. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired icon, then press the dial to set.
Changing the menu settings Menu items are displayed as the following icons: CAMERA SET VTR SET (CCD-TRV87 only) PLAYER SET (CCD-TRV17/TRV37/TRV57/TRV67 only) LCD SET TAPE SET SETUP MENU OTHERS Depending on your camcorder model The menu display may be different from that in this illustration.
To set the brightness on the LCD screen normal To brighten the LCD screen To adjust the color on the LCD screen Light Dark indicator flashes. appears. Your camcorder prevents excessive POWER switch VTR/PLAYER VTR/PLAYER VTR/PLAYER VTR/PLAYER...
• Noise may occur also when you play on your camcorder tapes recorded in the LP mode on other camcorders or VCRs. • When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, recording is carried out in the standard 8 mm system. (CCD-TRV67/TRV87 only) Notes on ORC setting •...
— To automatically turn on the Sony TV when using the super laser link function (p. 29) To switch the video input on a Sony TV when using the super laser link function (p. 29) — To display selected menu items in normal size...
If you press DISPLAY with “DISPLAY” set to “V-OUT/LCD” in the menu settings, the picture from a TV or VCR will not appear on the LCD screen even when your camcorder is connected to outputs on the TV or VCR. Notes on INDICATOR (CCD-TRV87 only) •...
First, set the year, then the month, the day, the hour and then the minute. (1) While your camcorder is in the standby mode, press MENU to display the menu. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CLOCK SET, then press the dial.
1999 ˜ 2000 N · · · · n 2029 Auto date function When you use your camcorder for the first time, turn it on and reset the date and time to your time before you start recording (p. 61). The date is automatically recorded for 10 seconds after you start recording (Auto date function).
Selecting the cassette type – CCD-TRV67/TRV87 only You can use both Hi8 and standard 8 mm video cassettes on your camcorder. When you use a Hi8 video cassette, recording and playback are carried out in the Hi8 system. When you use a standard 8 mm video cassette, recording and playback are carried out in the standard 8 mm system.
“COPY INHIBIT” appears on the LCD screen, in the viewfinder or on the TV screen if you try to record such software. Your camcorder does not record copyright control signals on the tape when it records. When you play back a dual sound track tape –...
W indicator flashes in the viewfinder for about 5 seconds when you set the POWER switch to CAMERA. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 or Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery. Use of any other battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
(1) Open the LCD panel and open the lid of the lithium battery compartment. (2) Push the lithium battery down once and pull it out from the holder. (3) Install a Sony CR2025 or Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery with the positive (+) side facing out.
If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If “C: appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, the self-diagnosis display function has worked.
Set it to OFF. (p. 55) • The video head may be dirty. c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning cassette (not supplied). (p. 74) • The stereo tape is played back with HiFi SOUND set to 2 in the menu settings (CCD-TRV87 only).
Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate your camcorder. • The AC power adaptor is disconnected. c Connect it firmly. (p. 10) • Something is wrong with the battery pack. c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
C:32:ss E:61:ss E:62:ss If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Viewfinder (or LCD screen) Self-diagnosis display •C:ss:ss You can service your camcorder yourself.
The indicators and messages are displayed in yellow. Warning indicators The video heads are dirty Slow flashing: •You need to clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning cassette (not supplied) (p. 74). The battery is dead or nearly dead Slow flashing: •The battery is nearly dead.
Using your camcorder abroad Using your camcorder abroad You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available AC plug adaptor...
Moisture condensation If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may not operate correctly.
When the playback pictures are still contain noise even if you have cleaned the video heads with a cleaning cassette, the video heads may have worn down due to long use. If this is the case, they must be replaced with new heads. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
(CCD-TRV87)/PLAYER (CCD-TRV17/TRV37/TRV57/TRV67) sections and play back a tape for about 5 minutes when your camcorder is not to be used for a long time. •Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust. If there are fingerprints on the lens, remove them with a soft cloth.
•If you touch the liquid, wash it off with water. •If the liquid get into your eyes, wash your eyes with a lot of water and then consult a doctor. If any problem occurs, unplug your camcorder and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
47 kilohms) impedance less than 2.2 kilohms RFU DC OUT Special minijack, DC 5V Headphone jack (CCD-TRV87 only) Stereo minijack (ø 3.5 mm) Earphone jack (CCD-TRV17/ TRV37/TRV57/TRV67 only) Monaural minijack (ø 3.5 mm) LANC control jack Stereo mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm) MIC jack CCD-TRV17/TRV37/TRV57/ TRV67: Monaural minijack (ø...
Specifications AC power adaptor Power requirements 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption 23 W Output voltage DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating mode Operating temperature 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C) Storage temperature –4 °F to +140 °F (–20 °C to +60 °C) Dimensions (approx.)
6 VOLUME buttons (p. 24) 7 Eyecup (p. 74) 8 Eyecup RELEASE knob (p. 74) This mark indicates that this product is a genuine accessory for Sony video products. When purchasing Sony video products, Sony recommends that you purchase accessories with this “GENUINE VIDEO ACCESSORIES”...
TRV87 only) (p. 84) wk Tripod receptacle (base) Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 9/32 inch (6.5 mm). Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely and the screw may damage your camcorder. mark by using infrared rays.
Identifying the parts and controls wl Lithium battery compartment (p. 65) e; Speaker ea LCD screen (p. 17) es DIGITAL EFFECT button (CCD-TRV87 only) (p. 39) ed FADER button (p. 35) ef BACK LIGHT button (p. 20) Attaching the shoulder strap Attach the shoulder strap supplied with your camcordr to the hooks for the shoulder strap.
In this case, WIND in the menu settings does not function. (CCD-TRV87 only) th AUDIO/VIDEO jacks (p. 27) tj i (headphones) jack (CCD-TRV87 only)/v (earphone) jack (CCD-TRV17/ TRV37/TRV57/TRV67 only) When you use headphones(CCD-TRV87 only)/earphone (CCD-TRV17/TRV37/ TRV57/TRV67 only), the speaker on...
•Your camcorder works in the commander mode VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the commander mode VTR 2, we recommend changing the commander mode or covering the sensor of the VCR with black paper.
Quick Function Guide Functions to adjust exposure (in the recording mode) • In a dark place • In insufficient light • In dark environments such as sunset, fireworks, or general night views • Shooting backlit subjects • In spotlight, such as at the theater or a formal event •...