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Sony HANDYCAM HDR-CX100 User Manual

Sony camcorder camera user manual.

 
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Handycam Handbook
HDR-CX100
US
2009 Sony Corporation
4-129-504-11(1)

Summary of Contents

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    Click Handycam Handbook HDR-CX100 2009 Sony Corporation 4-129-504-11(1) ...

  • Page 2: Using The Handycam Handbook, Searching For Information Quickly

    Using the Handycam Handbook You will find information on using your camcorder to its fullest in this Handycam Handbook. Read the Handycam Handbook in addition to the Operating Guide (a separate volume). Information on using your camcorder connected to a computer will be found in the Operating Guide and the PMB Guide that is the Help of the supplied “PMB (Picture Motion...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

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

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered......64 Customizing your camcorder MOVIE SETTINGS (Items for recording movies)..........65 PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos).

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    About handling of your camcorder........

  • Page 6: Useful Recording Techniques

    Useful recording techniques Checking your golf swing  SMTH SLW REC ...  Capturing photos during movie recording  Dual Rec ...  A child on the stage under a spot light  SPOTLIGHT ... 8 Fireworks with all its splendor ...

  • Page 7: Parts And Controls

    (VIEW IMAGES) button (25, 35)  Access lamp (Internal memory, “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media) (60) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.  RESET button Press RESET to initialize all the settings including the clock setting.

  • Page 8: Screen Indicators

     Power zoom lever (32, 40)  PHOTO button (25, 31)  MODE button (24, 30)  (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (19)  Battery pack (17)  CHG (charge) lamp (17)  Speaker  DC IN jack (17)  A/V Remote Connector (42, 56) ...

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    Bottom Indicator Meaning FACE DETECTION (72) DETECTION SET (73) Manual focus (85)  SCENE SELECTION (86) White balance (87)  SteadyShot off (67) SPOT MTR/FCS (83)/ EXPOSURE (85)/SPOT METER (83) TELE MACRO (84) X.V.COLOR (67) CONVERSION LENS (68, 71) OPTION button (10) VIEW IMAGES button (25, 35) Slide show button (41)

  • Page 10: Home" And " Option" - Taking Advantage Of Two Types Of Menus

    Using the HOME MENU When you press (HOME), the HOME MENU appears. You can change the settings of your camcorder, etc. (HOME) (HOME) button Touch the desired category   the menu item to be changed. Menu item Category ...

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

  • Page 12: Menu Lists, List Of The Home Menu

    Menu lists List of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category MOVIE * PHOTO * SMTH SLW REC (VIEW IMAGES) category VISUAL INDEX * FILM ROLL * FACE * PLAYLIST (OTHERS) category DELETE * DELETE DELETE PHOTO CAPTURE MOVIE DUB PHOTO COPY COPY by select COPY by date EDIT...

  • Page 13: List Of The Option Menu

    DISP OUTPUT COMPONENT HDMI RESOLUTION CLOCK/ LANG CLOCK SET * AREA SET DST SET/SUMMERTIME LANGUAGE SET * GENERAL SET DEMO MODE CALIBRATION A.SHUT OFF POWER ON BY LCD CTRL FOR HDMI [SOUND/DISP SET] is changed to [SOUND  SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam operation. * You can set this item during Easy Handycam operation.

  • Page 14: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

     can use with this camcorder. Using the camcorder Do not hold the camcorder by the following  parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. LCD screen Battery pack The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed ...

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    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.

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    subject coming into the lens.

  • Page 17: Step 1: Charging The Battery Pack

    See page 98 on recording and playing time.  When your camcorder is on, you can check the approximate amount of remaining battery power with the  remaining battery indicator at the upper left on the LCD screen.

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    We do not recommend using an NP-FH30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with  your camcorder. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any  operation for about 5 minutes, to save battery power ([A.SHUT OFF], p. 81).

  • Page 19: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER.  POWER button Select the desired geographical area with Touch the button on the LCD screen.

  • Page 20: Changing The Language Setting

    You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER.  When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p. 82) is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER.  Changing the language setting You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language.

  • Page 21: Five Pieces Of Advice For Successful Recording

    Recording/Playback Five pieces of advice for successful recording . S tabilizing.your.camcorder When you hold the camcorder, keep your upper body upright, and hold your arms close to your body. The SteadyShot function is effective against camera-shake, however, it is essential that you not move the camcorder.

  • Page 22: Recording Movies

     Fasten the grip belt.  Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19). ...

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     Press EASY. appears on the LCD screen.  Press START/STOP to start recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. Tips  The [REC MODE] is fixed to [HD SP] or [SD SP] (p. 65).  POWER button [STBY]  [REC]...

  • Page 24: Shooting Photos

    Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press EASY. appears on the LCD screen.

  • Page 25: Playing Movies

    When Playing movies  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.

  • Page 26

     appears with the movie or photo that was most recently played or recorded. If you touch the  movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the photo recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.) Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Volume adjustment Previous To stop...

  • Page 27: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos On the VISUAL INDEX screen, touch the (). Your camcorder starts playing the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 74).  To change the recording media, select the recording media on [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 60).

  • Page 28: Recording, Recording Movies

    Fasten the grip belt.  Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).  POWER button...

  • Page 29

     (MANAGE MEDIA)  [MEDIA INFO] (p. 62). To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and  then adjust the angle (). If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to the lens side (), you can record movies/photos in mirror mode.

  • Page 30

    Open the lens cover.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press MODE to turn on the The aspect ratio of the screen becomes 4:3.

  • Page 31

     Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. See page 99 on the recordable number of photos.  To change the image size, touch  IMAGE SIZE]  a desired setting  You can record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO ([Dual Rec], p. 32). ...

  • Page 32: Useful Functions For Recording Movies And Photos, Zooming

    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 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto.

  • Page 33: Recording In Mirror Mode, Recording Fast Action In Slow-motion (smth Slw Rec)

    Recording in mirror mode Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder , then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side . Tips  A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.

  • Page 34: Switching The Screen Display, Or Turning The Lcd Backlight On/off

    To turn off the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP down 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...

  • Page 35

    (p. 60). Playing movies  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 19).   Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.

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    , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the photo recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.) Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Previous Volume adjustment To stop To fast-reverse Tips ...

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    Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  When viewing photos recorded on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media,  the screen. To start/stop slide show Next OPTION MENU (playback folder) appears on...

  • Page 38: Useful Functions For Playing Movies And Photos

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos Searching for desired scene by pinpoint (Film Roll Index) 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 thumbnail. Select the recording media which contains the movie you want to play back before the operation (p.

  • Page 39: Searching For Desired Images By Date (date Index)

     Press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears.  Touch (Face Index). Returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen  Touch to select the desired movie.  Touch to search for the desired face image, then touch the desired face image to view the scene. Playback starts from the beginning of the scene with the selected face image.

  • Page 40: Using Pb Zoom With Photos

    (Photo) tab.  Touch date on the screen. The recording dates of images are displayed on the screen. Returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen  Touch to select the date of the desired image, then touch The images of the selected date are displayed on the VISUAL INDEX screen. Tips ...

  • Page 41: Playing Back A Series Of Photos (slide Show)

     Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto). To cancel, touch Playing back a series of photos (Slide show) Touch on the photo playback screen. The slide show begins from the selected photo. To stop the slide show Touch To restart the slide show Touch again.

  • Page 42: Playing Images On A Tv, Connecting A Tv Using [tv Connect Guide]

    Connection methods and the image quality (high definition (HD) or standard definition (SD)) viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the connectors used. You can connect your camcorder to the TV easily following the instructions displayed on the LCD screen, [TV CONNECT Guide].

  • Page 43: Connecting To A High Definition Tv

    Notes Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.  Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camcorder), and a plug suitable for connecting your  TV on the other end. Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are ...

  • Page 44: Connecting To A Non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) Or 4:3 Tv

    Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection.  Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder and HDMI OUT jack of the external device with  the HDMI cable. This may cause a malfunction.

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    (SD). Tips  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  component  S VIDEO  video HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals.

  • Page 46: Using "bravia" Sync

    Using “BRAVIA” Sync You can operate your camcorder with the Remote Commander of your TV by connecting your camcorder to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV launched in 2008 or later with the HDMI cable.  Connect your camcorder and a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV with the HDMI cable (sold separately).

  • Page 47: Deleting Movies And Photos

     deleted. Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting the images. It may damage the recording media. Do not eject “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media  while deleting images from the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...

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    To delete all photos on the same day at one  DELETE]  [ time, touch [ by date].  Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch The movies/photos recorded on the selected date are displayed on the screen.

  • Page 49: Capturing A Photo From A Movie

    Capturing a photo from a movie Select the recording media which contains movies and the image quality, and the recording media where you want to save photos before the operation (p. 60, 65). (HOME)  Touch  [PHOTO CAPTURE]. The [PHOTO CAPTURE] screen appears.

  • Page 50: Memory Stick Pro Duo" Media, Dubbing Movies

     (MANAGE MEDIA)  [REPAIR IMG. DB F.]  [MEMORY STICK]. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet  (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during dubbing.

  • Page 51: Copying Photos

    Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media into your camcorder before the operation.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet  (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during copying.

  • Page 52: Protecting Recorded Movies And Photos (protect)

    Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake. Select the recording medium that contains the movies and photos you want to protect before starting the operation (p. 60). For movies, select the image quality (p. 65). Tips ...

  • Page 53: Dividing A Movie

    Stick PRO Duo” media. A slight difference may occur from the point  where you touch point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. If you divide the original movie, the movie  added to the Playlist will also be divided.

  • Page 54: Using The Playlist Of Movies, Creating The Playlist

    Notes Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  ADD]. Adaptor from your camcorder while adding movies to the Playlist. It may damage the recording media. Also, do not eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media while editing movies on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...

  • Page 55: Playing The Playlist

    Playing the Playlist Select the recording media and the image quality you want to play a Playlist before the operation (p. 60). (HOME)   Touch IMAGES)  [PLAYLIST]. Movies added to the Playlist appear.  Touch the movie you want to play back.

  • Page 56: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    You can save high definition image quality (HD) movies on a disc by connecting your camcorder to disc creation devices, such as a Sony DVD writer, with the USB cable. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.

  • Page 57

     Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 18). High definition image quality (HD) movies  will be dubbed with standard definition image quality (SD).  A/V connecting cable (supplied) Connect the A/V connecting cable to the input jack of another device.

  • Page 58

     Start playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied  with your recording device for details.  When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder.

  • Page 59: Checking The Battery Information

    Checking the battery information You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery. (HOME)  (OTHERS)  Touch [BATTERY INFO]. The remaining battery capacity is shown. To close the battery information screen Touch...

  • Page 60: Changing The Recording Media, Selecting The Recording Media For Movies

    You can select the internal memory or “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media as the recording, playback, or editing medium on your camcorder. Select the medium to be used for movies and photos separately. In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on the internal memory.

  • Page 61

    Stick PRO Duo” media. “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media/“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media (This size can be used with your camcorder.) “Memory Stick” media (You cannot use it in your camcorder.) You cannot use any type of memory card other ...

  • Page 62: Checking The Media Information

    Checking the media information You can check the remaining recordable time for each recording mode of the recording media selected on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] (p. 60), and the approximate free and used media space of the recording media.  Notes During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot ...

  • Page 63: Deleting All Movies And Photos (formatting)

    Formatting deletes all the movies and photos to recover recordable free space.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using AC Adaptor supplied for this operation (p. 18). To avoid the loss of important images, you ...

  • Page 64: Preventing Data On The Internal Memory From Being Recovered

    EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the internal memory of the camcorder. In this way, it may become more difficult to recover any original data. When you dispose of or transfer the camcorder, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].

  • Page 65

    Customizing your camcorder MOVIE SETTINGS The default settings are marked with . You can select image quality for recording, playback, or editing from high definition image quality (HD) or standard definition image quality (SD). Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting [YES] ...

  • Page 66

     Notes If you record in the LP mode, the quality of movies may be degraded, or scenes with quick movements  may appear with block noise when you play back the image. Tips  See page 98 for the expected recording time of each recording mode. ...

  • Page 67

    STEADYSHOT You can compensate for camera shake. Set [ STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     ON The SteadyShot function is used. The SteadyShot function is not used.

  • Page 68

     ON Always displays the remaining recording media indicator. Displays the remaining recording time of movies for about 8 seconds in situations such as those described below. When your camcorder recognizes the remaining recording media capacity  while the AUTO When you press DISP to switch the indicator from off to on while the ...

  • Page 69

    Select this when you do not use a conversion lens. WIDE CONVERSION Select this when you use a wide-conversion lens. TELE CONVERSION Select this when you use a tele-conversion lens. AUTO BACK LIGHT Your camcorder adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting ...

  • Page 70

    PHOTO SETTINGS The default settings are marked with . IMAGE SIZE You can select a photo size to be shot. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  setting     4.0M ( Records photos in the high quality (2,304 × 1,728). Records photos in the high quality in the 16:9 (wide) ratio (2,304 ×...

  • Page 71

    Select this when you do not use a conversion lens. WIDE CONVERSION Select this when you use a wide-conversion lens. TELE CONVERSION Select this when you use a tele-conversion lens. AUTO BACK LIGHT Your camcorder adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS)  a desired setting ...

  • Page 72

     Notes Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of your  camcorder. [FACE DETECTION] may not function properly depending on recording conditions. Set [FACE  DETECTION] to [OFF] in this case. Tips ...

  • Page 73

    Only during movie recording, the shutter is released automatically, when the  DUAL CAPTURE ( camcorder detects a smile. The shutter is released when the camcorder detects a smile whenever the ALWAYS ON ( camcorder is in recording mode. Smiles are not detected, so photos are not recorded automatically.

  • Page 74

    You can record, play, or edit movies in the selected image quality only. To record, play, or edit movies in  another image quality, perform this setting again. DATA CODE During playback, your camcorder displays the information (data code) recorded automatically at the time of recording. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...

  • Page 75

    Gain  Shutter speed  Aperture value  Exposure Tips  The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV.  Depending on the recording media condition, bars [--:--:--] appear.  Photo...

  • Page 76

    Brightens the LCD screen.  Notes When you connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor,  [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.

  • Page 77

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

  • Page 78

    Horizontal to vertical ratio of high definition image quality (HD) movies is 16:9.  When you connect your camcorder to a TV compatible with the ID-1 ID-2 system, set [TV TYPE] to  [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode automatically. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.

  • Page 79

    Select this when connecting your camcorder to a TV that has the component  1080i/480i input jack and is capable of displaying the 1080i signal. HDMI RESOLUTION Select the output image resolution when connecting your camcorder to a TV with an HDMI cable. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...

  • Page 80

    CLOCK SET See page 19. AREA SET You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Set your local area when using your camcorder in other time zones. Refer to the world time difference on page 101. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...

  • Page 81

    The movie is recorded with high definition image quality (HD)  CALIBRATION See page 108. A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off ) You can set your camcorder to turn off automatically when you do not operate your camcorder for more than about 5 minutes. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...

  • Page 82

    When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket), [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to  [NEVER]. POWER ON BY LCD You can set your camcorder to turn on and off when you open and close the LCD screen. Steps (HOME) (SETTINGS) ...

  • Page 83

    Functions set in the Items you can set only on the The default settings are marked with . SPOT MTR/FCS You can adjust the brightness and focus for the selected subject simultaneously. This function enables you to use [SPOT METER] (p. 83) and [SPOT FOCUS] (p. 84) at the same time. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)

  • Page 84

    SPOT FOCUS You can select and adjust the focal point to aim it at a subject not located at the center of the screen. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION) focused within the frame on the screen To adjust the focus automatically, touch [AUTO]. ...

  • Page 85

    When you set [FOCUS] to [MANUAL],  appears.  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 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto.

  • Page 86

    Takes spectacular shots of fireworks. FIREWORKS* ( ) Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in LANDSCAPE*( windows between the camcorder and the subject. Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while PORTRAIT (Soft creating a soft background.

  • Page 87

    If you have changed the battery pack while [AUTO] was selected, or taken your camcorder outdoors after  inside use (or vice versa), select [AUTO] and aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment.

  • Page 88

    FADER You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes. Select the desired effect in [STBY] (to fading in) or [REC] (to fading out) mode. Steps In recording mode, (OPTION)  OFF Does not use an effect. Fades in/out with the white effect.

  • Page 89

     NORMAL Records various ambient sounds, converting them into the appropriate level. Records ambient sound faithfully. Select [LOW] when you want to record an exciting and powerful sound in a concert hall, etc. (This setting is not LOW ( ) suitable for recording conversations.) SELF-TIMER Press PHOTO to start the count down.

  • Page 90: Troubleshooting

    During repair, we may check a minimum  amount of data stored on the internal memory in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation The power does not turn on.

  • Page 91

     correctly (p. 17). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall 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.

  • Page 92

    START/STOP is pressed and the point that the recording movie is started or stopped actually. On your camcorder, there may be a slight  time difference between the point where you press START/STOP and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops.

  • Page 93

    STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 67).  [LCD BL LEVEL] cannot be adjusted. 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. ...

  • Page 94

     quality (HD) movies on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media on a device that is not compatible with AVCHD format. Editing movies/photos on your camcorder Unable to edit. Unable to edit because of the condition of the  image. Movies cannot be added in the Playlist.

  • Page 95: Self-diagnosis Display/warning Indicators

    If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display) C:04: ...

  • Page 96

    The internal memory of the camcorder  is set differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 63) may enable you to use your camcorder. This will delete all data in the internal memory. Data error. An error occurred during reading or writing ...

  • Page 97

    Cannot recover data. Writing data onto the media of the camcorder  has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were unsuccessful. Reinsert the Memory Stick. Reinsert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media  a few times. If even then the indicator flashes, the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...

  • Page 98: Recording Time Of Movies/number Of Recordable Photos

       recommended.). The recording and playback time will be  shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The recording and playback time will be shorter  depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.

  • Page 99: Expected Number Of Recordable Photos

    (105) 16GB (210) (210)  Notes Numbers in the table are based on using Sony  “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. The recordable time may vary depending on the  recording and subject conditions, [REC MODE] (p. 65), and the type of “Memory Stick” media.

  • Page 100: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    An A/V connecting cable must be connected. On TV color systems Your camcorder is an NTSC-system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playback image on a TV, it must be an NTSC- system-based TV with an AUDIO/VIDEO input jack.

  • Page 101

    Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your (HOME)  camcorder abroad. Touch [AREA SET] and [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME] (p. 80). World time difference...

  • Page 102

    The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back movies and photos on the camcorder. To enjoy movies or photos by connecting your camcorder to a computer, see “PMB Guide” then use the supplied application.

  • Page 103

    47. Do not delete the image files on the camcorder directly from the computer. Do not format the recording media using a  computer. The camcorder may not operate correctly. Do not copy the files on the recording ...

  • Page 104: Maintenance And Precautions, About The Avchd Format, About The "memory Stick" Media

    Based on the AVCHD format, your camcorder records with the high definition image quality (HD) mentioned below. In addition to high definition image quality (HD), your camcorder is capable of recording a standard definition (SD) signal in the conventional MPEG2 format. Video signal : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920...

  • Page 105

    If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”  media, or turn off your camcorder while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (while the access lamp is lit or flashing) If you use the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...

  • Page 106: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    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 ...

  • Page 107: About X.v.color, About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    About x.v.Color x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC  standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for color  space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the currently used broadcast standard.

  • Page 108

    Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD  screen, as it may cause uneven color and other damage. If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a  residual image may appear on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction.

  • Page 109

    Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. ...

  • Page 110

    OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE <HTTP://MPEGLA.COM> “C Library, ” “Expat, ” “zlib, ” and “libjpeg” software are provided in your camcorder. We provide this software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following.

  • Page 111: Index

    Index Symbols 1080i/480i ...79 16:9 ...78 4:3 ...78 480i ...79 A.SHUT OFF ...81 A/V connecting cable...57 Abroad ...100 AREA SET ...80 AUTO BACK LIGHT ...69, 71 AUTO SLW SHUTTR ...67, 70 AVCHD format ...104 BATTERY INFO ...59 Battery pack ...17 BEACH ...86 BEEP...76 BLACK FADER ...88...

  • Page 112

    Mirror mode ...33 Moisture condensation ...107 MOVIE DUB ...50 MOVIE MEDIA SET ...60 Movies ... 22, 25, 28, 35 MOVIE SETTINGS ...65 MPEG ...102 MPEG2 ...102 NTSC...100 ONE PUSH ...87 OPTION MENU ... 10, 13, 83 Original ...50 OTHERS ...12 OUTDOOR ...87 OUTPUT SETTINGS ...78 PAL ...100...

  • Page 113

    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

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