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HDR-CX300/CX350/CX350V/
CX370/XR350/XR350V
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
Guía de operaciones
2010 Sony Corporation
4-171-504-12(1)
US
ES

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    HDR-CX300/CX350/CX350V/ CX370/XR350/XR350V Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide Guía de operaciones 2010 Sony Corporation 4-171-504-12(1)

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    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. HDR- Serial No. Model No. AC- Serial No.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth.

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    Representative plug of power supply cord of countries/regions around the world. A Type B Type (American (British Type) (British Type) Type) The representative supply voltage and plug type are described in this chart. Depend on an area, Different type of plug and supply voltage are used. Attention: Power cord meeting demands from each country shall be used.

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    Countries/regions Vietnam Oceania Countries/regions Australia New Zealand North America Countries/regions Canada Central America Countries/regions Bahamas Costa Rica Cuba Dominican (rep) El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama South America Countries/regions Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Peru Venezuela Middle East Countries/regions Iran Iraq Israel...

  • Page 6: Read This First

    Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack. Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.

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    The UL Mark on the product means it has been UL Listed. 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.

  • Page 8

    See page 21 for the memory card you 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. The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. See “Precautions” (p. 66).

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    The on-screen displays in each local language are used for illustrating the operating procedures. Change the screen language before using the camcorder if necessary (p. 19). On recording To ensure stable operation of the memory card, it is recommended to initialize the memory card with your camcorder before the first use.

  • Page 10

    [YES] [YES] Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. About this manual, illustrations and on-screen displays The example images used in this manual for...

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    (p. 22) are lit or flashing When using a shoulder belt (sold separately), do not crash the camcorder against an object. Do not use your camcorder in very loud areas. On the drop sensor (HDR-XR350/ XR350V) To protect the internal hard disk from shock by dropping, the camcorder has a drop sensor function.

  • Page 12: Operation Flow, Getting Started

    Changing the recording mode Expected recording time(MEDIA INFO) Shooting photos p. 26 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder Playing images on a TV p. 31 Saving images Saving movies and photos with a computer Saving movies and photos in external media Saving images with a DVD writer/recorder Deleting movies and photos (p.

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Playback on the camcorder ........

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder ..........49 Customizing your camcorder Using menus .

  • Page 15: Step 1: Charging The Battery Pack

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack Battery pack /CHG (flash/charge) lamp Battery pack /CHG (flash/charge) lamp DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet (wall socket)

  • Page 16

    Tips See page 70 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. To remove the battery pack Close the LCD screen.

  • Page 17: Charging The Battery Pack Abroad

    We do not recommend using an NP-FV30, 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]).

  • Page 18: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER. Select the desired geographical area with Touch the button on the...

  • Page 19: Changing The Language Setting

    Once the clock is set, the clock time is automatically adjusted with [AUTO CLOCK ADJ] and [AUTO AREA ADJ] set to [ON]. The clock may not be adjusted to the correct time automatically, depending on the country/region selected for your camcorder. In this case, set [AUTO CLOCK ADJ] and [AUTO AREA ADJ] to [OFF] (HDR-CX350V/XR350V).

  • Page 20: Step 3: Preparing The Recording Media

    Step 3: Preparing the recording media The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. HDR-CX300/CX350/CX350V/CX370 HDR-XR350/XR350V In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on this recording media. You can perform recording, playback and editing operations on the selected medium.

  • Page 21: To Check The Recording Media Settings

    Only “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, SD memory cards (Class 4 or faster) and SDHC memory cards (Class 4 or faster) can be used with this camcorder. A MultiMediaCard cannot be used with this camcorder.

  • Page 22: To Memory Card

    Open the cover, and insert the memory card with the nothched edge in the direction as illustrated until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card. Access lamp The [Create a new Image Database File.] screen may appear if you insert a new memory card.

  • Page 23: Recording

    Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 18). You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording mode lamp.

  • Page 24: Recording Movies P

    The icons and indicators on the LCD panel will be displayed for about 3 seconds, then disappear after turning on your camcorder or switching the recording (movie/photo)/playback modes. To display the icons and indicators again, touch anywhere on the screen except the rec & zoom buttons on the LCD.

  • Page 25

    The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor.

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    To change the image size, touch [PHOTO SETTINGS] category) You cannot record photos while Your camcorder flashes automatically when there is insufficient ambient light. The flash does not work in the movie recording mode. You can change how your camcorder flashes by others] [FLASH MODE] (under If you record photos using a flash with a conversion lens (sold separately), the shadow may be reflected.

  • Page 27: Acquiring Location Information Using The Gps (hdr-cx350v/xr350v)

    Make sure that the GPS switch is set to OFF during take off and landing of an airplane. Processing time can be shortened when you load the GPS assist data into the camcorder using the supplied software “PMB. ” Install “PMB” on your computer (P. 37) and connect the computer to the internet.

  • Page 28

    To change the recording media, see page 20. Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p.18). Press (VIEW IMAGES).

  • Page 29

    Previous To stop To fast-reverse Notes You may not be able to play back the images with other devices than camcorder. Tips When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the INDEX screen. Touch during pause to play back movies slowly.

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    To adjust the sound volume of movies While playing back movies, touch You can also adjust the sound volume by using Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips When viewing photos recorded on the memory card, adjust with in the OPTION MENU.

  • Page 31: Playing Images On A Tv

    TV is connected, and the connectors used. Connecting a TV using [TV CONNECT Guide] You can connect your camcorder to the TV easily following the instructions displayed on the LCD screen, [TV CONNECT Guide].

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    (Yellow) A/V connecting cable (supplied) When connecting to your TV via a VCR Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR using the A/V connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).

  • Page 33

    This camcorder is compatible with the “Photo TV HD” standard. “Photo TV HD” allows for highly-detailed, photo-like depiction of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD- compatible devices using an HDMI cable or the component A/V cable , a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking full HD quality.

  • Page 34: Deleting Movies And Photos

    Undo the protection of the movies and photos to delete them, before you try to delete them. The demonstration movie on your camcorder is protected (HDR-CX350/CX350V/CX370/ XR350/XR350V). If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist, the movie added to the Playlist is deleted also from the Playlist.

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    To delete all the movies/photos recorded on the same day at one time Notes You cannot delete photos on memory card by recording date. In step 2, touch [ DELETE] DELETE by date]/[ DELETE by date]. To delete all photos on the same day at one time, touch [ DELETE] by date].

  • Page 36: Saving Movies And Photos With A Computer P, Preparing A Computer (windows)

    To save movies and photos using a computer, install “PMB” from the supplied CD-ROM beforehand. Notes Do not format the media of your camcorder from a computer. Your camcorder may not operate correctly. This camcorder captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format. Using the enclosed PC software, high definition footage can be copied onto DVD media.

  • Page 37: When Using A Macintosh

    The supplied software “PMB” is not supported by Macintosh computers. To process photos using a Macintosh computer connected to your camcorder, see the following website. http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/ ms/us/ Step 2 Installing the supplied software “PMB” Install “PMB” before connecting your camcorder to a computer.

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    Click [Continue] on the computer screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. Connect the camcorder to the computer during the installation of “PMB. ” Depending on the computer, you may need to install third party software. If the installation screen appears, follow the instructions to install the required software.

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    Notes Access from the computer using the supplied software “PMB. ” Do not modify the files or folders on the camcorder from the computer. The image files may be destroyed or may not be played back. Operation is not guaranteed, if you perform the above operation.

  • Page 40: Selecting The Method For Creating A Disc (computer)

    You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a PlayStation 3. You cannot play the disc on ordinary DVD players. Standard definition image quality (STD) movie converted from high definition image quality (HD) movie can be recorded on DVD media, such as DVD-R discs, and a standard image quality (STD) disc is created.

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    Discs you can use with “PMB” You can use 12 cm discs of following type with “PMB. ” For Blu-ray disc, see page 45. Disc type DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL DVD-RW/DVD+RW Notes Always maintain your PlayStation 3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation 3 system software. The PlayStation 3 may not be available in some countries/regions.

  • Page 42: Creating A Disc With One Touch (one Touch Disc Burn)

    (STD) disc (p. 45). Install “PMB” beforehand (p. 37), however, do not start “PMB. ” Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor supplied for this operation (p. 17). With One Touch Disc Burn function on your camcorder, you can save movies and photos recorded on the internal recording media only.

  • Page 43: Importing Movies And Photos To A Computer

    Movies and photos recorded on your camcorder can be imported to a computer. Turn on the computer beforehand. Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Turn on your camcorder, then...

  • Page 44: Creating An Avchd Disc, Playing An Avchd Disc On A Computer

    Creating an AVCHD disc You can create an AVCHD disc by putting together high definition image quality (HD) movies previously imported to your computer (p. 43). In this section, the procedure for recording a high definition image quality (HD) movie on a DVD disc is explained.

  • Page 45: Creating A Blu-ray Disc, Ordinary Dvd Players

    Creating a Blu-ray disc You can create a Blu-ray disc with a high definition image quality (HD) movie previously imported to a computer (p. 43). To create a Blu-ray disc, the BD Add-on Software for “PMB” must be installed. Click [BD Add-on Software] on the installation screen of “PMB, ”...

  • Page 46: Copying A Disc, Editing Movies, Capturing Photos From A Movie

    At the top of the window, click [Create DVD-Video Format Discs (STD)]. The window used to select movies appears. To add movies to the previously selected ones, select the movies in the main window and drag and drop onto the window for selecting movies.

  • Page 47: Saving Images In External Media (direct Copy)

    Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media. For details on available external media, go to the Sony support website in your country/region. Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket).

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    After the operation is completed, touch on the camcorder screen. Notes The number of scenes you can save on the external media are as follows. However, even if the external media has free space, you cannot save scenes exceeding the following number.

  • Page 49: Creating A Disc With A Dvd Writer, Recorder

    See page 45 to create a Blu-ray disc. See page 47 to save images in the external media. AVCHD format compatible device Sony Blu-ray disc player PlayStation 3, etc. DVD writer, DVDirect Express (p. 50) DVD writer, etc., other than DVDirect Express (p.

  • Page 50

    (sold separately). Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer. Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Only unused discs of the following types can...

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    Repeat steps 3 and 4 when the total memory size of movies to be burnt exceeds that of the disc. Touch [END] [EJECT DISC] on the camcorder screen. Remove the disc after the operation is completed. Touch , then disconnect the USB cable.

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    Disconnect the USB cable or the AC adaptor Subject the camcorder to mechanical shock or vibration Eject the memory card from the camcorder Play the created disc to make sure dubbing was performed correctly before deleting the movies on your camcorder.

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    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions. Always maintain the firmware of the Sony DVDirect (DVD writer) to its latest version.

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    Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 17). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions. High definition image quality (HD) movies will be dubbed with standard definition image quality (STD).

  • Page 55

    A/V connecting cable (supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (sold separately). Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording device. Start playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device.

  • Page 56: Using Menus

    Using the menus, you can perform useful functions and change various settings. If you make good use of menu operations, you can enjoy using your camcorder. The camcorder has various menu items under each of eight menu categories. MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition)

  • Page 57

    You may not be able to set some menu items, depending on the recording or playback conditions. Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. Tips Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and recording mode (movie/photo). Using MY MENU You can use the menu items more easily by registering the menu items you use most often on MY MENU.

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    Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. When the item you want is not on the screen, touch another tab. (There may be no tab.) The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time.

  • Page 59

    Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category SCENE SELECTION ... Selects an appropriate recording setting according to the type of scene, such as night view or beach. FADER ... Fades scenes in or out. WHITE BAL..Adjusts the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment. SPOT MTR/FCS ...

  • Page 60

    (PHOTO SETTINGS) category SELF-TIMER ... Sets the self-timer when your camcorder is in photo recording mode. IMAGE SIZE ... Sets the photo size. STEADYSHOT ... Sets the SteadyShot function when recording photos. FLASH MODE ... Sets how the flash is activated.

  • Page 61

    PHOTO COPY COPY by select ... Selects photos and copy. COPY by date ... Copies all photos of a specified date. PLAYLIST EDIT ADD/ ADD ... Adds movies in a playlist. ADD by date/ ADD by date ... Adds movies recorded on a same day at one time in a playlist. ERASE/ ERASE ..

  • Page 62

    LANGUAGE SET ... Sets the display language (p. 19). POWER SETTINGS A.SHUT OFF ... Changes the [A.SHUT OFF] setting (p. 17). POWER ON BY LCD ... Sets whether or not the camcorder is turned on and off when you open and close the LCD screen. OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE...

  • Page 63: Getting Detailed Information From The "handycam" Handbook

    Handbook]. Select the desired language and the model name of your camcorder, then click [Handycam Handbook (PDF)]. The model name of your camcorder is printed on its bottom surface. Click [Exit] [Exit], then remove the CD-ROM from your computer. To view the “Handycam” Handbook, double-click the short-cut icon on the computer screen.

  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the internal recording media in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. See the “Handycam” Handbook (p. 63) for details on the symptoms of your camcorder, and “PMB Help”...

  • Page 65

    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. In this case, when you contact them, give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.

  • Page 66: Precautions

    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.

  • Page 67

    Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack. Keep metal contacts clean. 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.

  • Page 68: Specifications

    Wireless Remote Commander may shorten, or the Wireless 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. Specifications System...

  • Page 69

    11 lx (lux) (in default setting, shutter speed 1/60 second) 3 lx (lux) (LOW LUX is set to [ON], shutter speed 1/30 second) The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid and the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

  • Page 70

    Maximum charge current: 2.1 A Capacity Typical: 7.0 Wh (1 030 mAh) Minimum: 6.6 Wh (980 mAh) Type: Li-ion Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Expected charging and running time...

  • Page 71

    The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions and [ MODE]. On charging/recording/playback time Measured when using the camcorder at 25 C (77 °F) (10 C to 30 C (50 °F to 86 °F) is recommended) The recording and playback time will be...

  • Page 72

    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. “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 73: Screen Indicators

    Quick reference Screen indicators Upper left Center Upper right Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning MENU button Self-timer recording GPS tracking status Flash / REDEYE REDUC MICREF LEVEL low WIDE SELECT BLT-IN ZOOM MIC 60 min Remaining battery Recording folder Return button Center Indicator Meaning...

  • Page 74: Parts And Controls

    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. Lens (G lens) Flash...

  • Page 75

    Camera recording lamp The camera recording lamp lights up in red during recording. The lamp flashes when the remaining recording media capacity or battery power is low. Remote sensor/Infrared port Built-in microphone LCD screen/Touch panel If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.

  • Page 76

    5.5 mm (7/32 in.)). Memory card slot (22) Memory card Access lamp (22) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data. PUSH (battery release) button (16)

  • Page 77: Index

    Index A/V connecting cable...32, 54 AVCHD...40 Battery pack ...15 Blu-ray disc ...45 Capturing photos from a movie ...46 Care ...66 Charging the battery abroad ...17 Charging the battery pack ...15 CLOCK SET ...18 Computer...36 Computer system ...36 Copying a disc ...46 Creating a disc ...40, 49 Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc ...45...

  • Page 78

    Puede encontrar más información sobre este producto y respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes en nuestro sitio Web de atención al cliente. http://www.sony.net/ Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Impreso en papel reciclado en un 70% o más utilizando tinta hecha con aceite vegetal exento de compuesto orgánico volátil (COV).

  • Page 79

    HDR-CX300E/CX305E/CX350E/ CX350VE/CX370E/XR350E/XR350VE Digital HD Video Camera Recorder “Handycam” Handbook 2010 Sony Corporation  4-171-501-12(1) Table of contents Getting started Recording/Playback Making good use of your camcorder Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Additional information Quick reference...

  • Page 80

     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. Shoe cover LCD Screen Battery pack The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed ...

  • Page 81

     or battery pack becomes extremely high or extremely low, you may not be able to record or play back on the camcorder, due to the protection features of the camcorder being activated in such situations. In this case, an indicator appears on the LCD screen (p.

  • Page 82

     [YES] [YES] Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories.  Genuine Sony accessories may not be available  in some countries/regions. About this manual, illustrations and on-screen displays The example images used in this manual for ...

  • Page 83

    When using a shoulder belt (sold separately), do  not crash the camcorder against an object. Do not use your camcorder in very loud areas.  On the drop sensor (HDR-XR350E/ XR350VE) To protect the internal hard disk from shock ...

  • Page 84: Getting Started (p, Recording Movies And Photos (p, Deleting Movies And Photos (p

     Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO, p. 79) Shooting photos  p. 22 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder  p. 28 Playing images on a TV  p. 36 Saving images Saving movies and photos with a computer Saving movies and photos in external media ...

  • Page 85

    Advice for successful recording  To get good results in recording Stabilizing 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 86

     Useful recording techniques Capturing images beautifully without troublesome setting INTELLIGENT AUTO(24) Capturing photos during movie recording Dual Rec(27) Smile Shutter (27) Capturing fireworks, or a sunset in all its splendor FIREWORKS(66) SUNRISE&SUNSET(66) Focusing on the child on the left side of the screen Prioritizing the subject(26) SPOT FOCUS(68)

  • Page 87

    Playback on the camcorder ........

  • Page 88

    Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos ..............39 Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) .

  • Page 89

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

  • Page 90

    Getting started Step 1: Charging the battery pack HDR-CX300E/CX305E/CX350E/CX350VE/CX370E Battery pack /CHG (flash/charge) lamp HDR-XR350E/XR350VE Battery pack /CHG (flash/charge) lamp DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor DC IN jack DC plug AC Adaptor Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (Mains lead) To the wall outlet (wall socket)

  • Page 91

     See page 96 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. Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.

  • Page 92

    We do not recommend using an NP-FV30, 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. 83).

  • Page 93

    Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER.  Select the desired geographical area with...

  • Page 94

     You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER.  When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p. 83) 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 95

    Step 3: Preparing the recording media The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. HDR-CX300E/CX305E/CX350E/ CX350VE/CX370E HDR-XR350E/XR350VE In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on this recording media. You can perform recording, playback and editing operations on the selected medium.

  • Page 96

    Only “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark2) media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, SD memory  cards (Class 4 or faster) and SDHC memory cards (Class 4 or faster) can be used with this camcorder. A MultiMediaCard cannot be used with this camcorder.

  • Page 97

    Open the cover, and insert the memory card with the nothched edge in the direction as illustrated until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card.  Access lamp The [Create a new Image Database File.] screen may appear if you insert a new memory card.

  • Page 98

    Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 15).  You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording ...

  • Page 99

    The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording  has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor.

  • Page 100

    TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. In this case, set [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON] (p. 71), and record images using the outer frame displayed on the screen as a guide. To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and ...

  • Page 101

    [PHOTO SETTINGS] category)  a desired setting  You cannot record photos while  Your camcorder flashes automatically when there is insufficient ambient light. The flash does not work  in the movie recording mode. You can change how your camcorder flashes by others] ...

  • Page 102

     button on the LCD screen. 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. You can magnify images up to 12 times using ...

  • Page 103

    The camcorder detects whether camera- shake occurs or not, and makes the optimum compensation.  Notes The camcorder may not detect the expected  scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions. You cannot use the flash depending on the ...

  • Page 104

    Since the face you touched has priority also with the Smile Shutter function, your camcorder records a photo automatically when it detects the smiling face. Touch the face you want to record as priority.

  • Page 105

    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 ...

  • Page 106

    To change the recording media, see page 17.  Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p.15).  Press (VIEW IMAGES).

  • Page 107

    To stop To fast-reverse  Notes You may not be able to play back the images with other devices than camcorder.  Tips  When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the INDEX screen.

  • Page 108

    To adjust the sound volume of movies While playing back movies, touch You can also adjust the sound volume by using  Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips  When viewing photos recorded on the memory card, ...

  • Page 109

    Useful functions for playing movies and photos Searching for desired images by date (Date Index) You can search for desired images by date efficiently.  Notes You cannot use the Date Index function for  photos on the memory card. ...

  • Page 110

    IMAGES] (under  [ Playing back a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback) Your camcorder selects Highlight Playback scenes at random, puts them together, and plays them back as a digest of your high FACE]. definition image quality (HD) movies with music and visual effects.

  • Page 111

    Set the range of movies to be played by selecting the from and to date, then touch If no range is set, your camcorder plays the movies starting from those of the date displayed on the VISUAL INDEX screen until the most recently recorded movie.

  • Page 112

    XR350VE) You can transfer music files from audio CDs  or MP3 files to your camcorder, and play them with Highlight Playback. To transfer music files, you need to install the supplied software “PMB” on your computer. Turn on your camcorder and...

  • Page 113

    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.  Notes You cannot operate playback zoom during slide ...

  • Page 114

    TV is connected, and the connectors used. Connecting a TV using [TV CONNECT Guide] You can connect your camcorder to the TV easily following the instructions displayed on the LCD screen, [TV CONNECT Guide].

  • Page 115

    (Yellow) (White) (Red) When connecting to your TV via a VCR Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input  on the VCR using the A/V connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.).

  • Page 116

    The operation of “BRAVIA” Sync differs  according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. Tips  If you turn off the TV, your camcorder is turned  TV/VCR off simultaneously. (MENU) [GENERAL SET] category) ...

  • Page 117

     Undo the protection of the movies and photos to delete them, before you try to delete them (p. 40). The demonstration movie on your camcorder is  protected (HDR-CX350E/CX350VE/CX370E/ XR350E/XR350VE). If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist ...

  • Page 118

     Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image on the LCD screen to  confirm the image. Touch to the previous screen.  Touch [YES]  Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect) Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.

  • Page 119

    (p. 40). Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing the movie. It may damage the recording media. (MENU)  [Show DIVIDE] (under at the point where ...

  • Page 120

    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. If you divide the original movie, the movie  added to the Playlist will also be divided.

  • Page 121

     [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (under MEDIA] category)  [MEMORY CARD]. 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 122

    MEDIA SET] and play them back (p. 17). Copying photos You can copy photos from the internal recording media of the camcorder to memory card. Insert a memory card into your camcorder before the operation.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet ...

  • Page 123

     Select the photo to be copied. [COPY by select]: Touch the photo to be copied, and mark with . You can select multiple photos. Press and hold the image down on the  screen to confirm the image. Touch to return to the previous screen.

  • Page 124

    Notes Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while adding movies to the Playlist. It may damage the recording media. Also, do not eject the memory card while editing movies on the memory card.

  • Page 125

    You can display the coordinate information during playback. AUTO CLOCK ADJ/AUTO AREA ADJ  to return Your camcorder adjusts the clock and the time difference on each area automatically. When you conduct the following operations for the first time, a message appears to confirm whether you assent with the license agreement of the map data.

  • Page 126

    GPS signal. Start recording in the current state or move to a place that is easier receive radio signals. Even if the camcorder is turned off, the GPS  function is working as long as the GPS switch is set to ON.

  • Page 127

    Acquiring the current location information You can display the current location on a map. Set the GPS switch to ON so that your camcorder can acquire the current location information. Touch YOUR LOCATION) on the recording screen. The current location is displayed and marked at the center of the LCD screen.

  • Page 128

    3. The recording location of the movie or photo will be displayed at the center of the map. Displaying the coordinate information (COORDINATES) During playback, your camcorder can display the coordinates information recorded on movies and photos. (MENU)  [Show Touch others] ...

  • Page 129

    The clock is adjusted automatically by  [AUTO CLOCK ADJ] when you turn off your camcorder if the camcorder is receiving a GPS signal while it is being used. The clock is not adjusted until the camcorder is turned off. Also,...

  • Page 130

     the external media. For details on available external media, go to the  Sony support website in your country/region. Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket).

  • Page 131

     Play back the image (p. 28). You can also view images on a TV  connected to your camcorder (p. 36). You can play back the high definition  image quality (HD) movies on your computer using [Player for AVCHD].

  • Page 132

    Prepare a DVD disc such as a DVD-R, for  creating a disc. See page 52 to save images in the external  media. AVCHD format compatible device Player Sony Blu-ray disc player  PlayStation 3, etc.   Creating device DVD writer, DVDirect Express (p. 55) ...

  • Page 133

    Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Only unused discs of the following types can ...

  • Page 134

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 when the total memory size of movies to be burnt exceeds that of the disc.  [END]  [EJECT  Touch DISC] on the camcorder screen. Remove the disc after the operation is completed.  Touch , then disconnect the USB cable.

  • Page 135

    Disconnect the USB cable or the AC adaptor  Subject the camcorder to mechanical shock  or vibration Eject the memory card from the camcorder  Play the created disc to make sure dubbing was  performed correctly before deleting the movies on your camcorder.

  • Page 136

    Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions.  Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the...

  • Page 137

    Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 14). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some  countries/regions. High definition image quality (HD) movies  will be dubbed with standard definition image quality (STD).

  • Page 138

     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 139

    Using the menus, you can perform useful functions and change various settings. If you make good use of menu operations, you can enjoy using your camcorder. The camcorder has various menu items under each of eight menu categories. MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition)  p. 66 SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) ...

  • Page 140

    Grayed out menu items or settings are not available.  Tips  Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and  recording mode (movie/photo). Using MY MENU You can use the menu items more easily by registering the menu items you use most often on MY MENU.

  • Page 141

    When the item you want is not on the screen, touch another tab. (There may be no tab.)  The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder  at the time.

  • Page 142

    Menu lists (MANUAL SETTINGS) category SCENE SELECTION FADER WHITE BAL. SPOT MTR/FCS SPOT METER SPOT FOCUS EXPOSURE FOCUS TELE MACRO GOLF SHOT SMTH SLW REC (SHOOTING SET) category REC MODE GUIDEFRAME STEADYSHOT CONVERSION LENS LOW LUX FACE DETECTION PRIORITY SETTING SMILE DETECTION SMILE SENSITIVITY AUDIO REC SET...

  • Page 143

    (OTHERS) category YOUR LOCATION * USB CONNECT USB CONNECT* USB CONNECT* USB CONNECT DISC BURN Operating Guide TV CONNECT Guide MUSIC TOOL * EMPTY MUSIC DOWNLOAD MUSIC BATTERY INFO (MANAGE MEDIA) category MEDIA SETTINGS MOVIE MEDIA SET PHOTO MEDIA SET MEDIA INFO MEDIA FORMAT INT.

  • Page 144

    Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows between the camcorder and the subject.  Even if you set [TWILIGHT PORT.], the setting  changes to [AUTO] in movie recording mode.

  • Page 145

     [AUTO] was selected, or taken your camcorder outdoors after inside use (or vice versa), aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. When the white balance has been set with ...

  • Page 146

    from inside the house, or vice versa, you need to redo the [ONE PUSH] procedure to readjust the white balance. SPOT MTR/FCS (Spot meter/ focus) You can adjust the brightness and focus for the selected subject simultaneously. This function enables you to use [SPOT METER] (p.

  • Page 147

    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. Tips ...

  • Page 148

    On the [GOLF SHOT] screen, frame the subject in the white guide frame in the center of the screen, then press START/ STOP. The 0.5 second point before START/ STOP is pressed is assumed as the moment of impact, and the period of 1.5 seconds before and 0.5 second after it (2 seconds total) is recorded.

  • Page 149

    SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) See “Using menus” (p. 61) on the operation. The default settings are marked with . See page 25. REC MODE (Recording mode) See page 25. GUIDEFRAME You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical.

  • Page 150

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

  • Page 151

    When [  than [ACTIVE], up to 12× zoom is performed optically.  AUTO BACK LIGHT Your camcorder adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically.  ON Adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically. Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects.

  • Page 152

     X.V.COLOR You can capture wider range of colors. Various colors such as the brilliant color of flowers and turquoise blue of the sea can be more faithfully reproduced. Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.  OFF Records in ordinary color range. ON ( Records in x.v.Color.

  • Page 153

    FLASH MODE You can select the flash setting when you record photos using the built-in flash, or an external flash (sold separately) that is compatible with your camcorder.  AUTO Automatically flashes when there is insufficient ambient light. ON ( ) Always uses the flash regardless of the surrounding brightness.

  • Page 154

    See page 32. PLAYLIST See page 45. HIGHLIGHT See page 32. SCENARIO See page 33. PLAYBACK SET  See page 25.  DATA CODE During playback, your camcorder displays the information (Date/time, Camera data, Coordinates) recorded automatically at the time of recording.

  • Page 155

    See page 50. Tips  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 Wireless Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] ...

  • Page 156

    EDIT (Items for editing) See “Using menus” (p. 61) on the operation. DELETE See page 39. SCENARIO ERASE See page 34. PROTECT See page 40. DIVIDE See page 41. PHOTO CAPTURE See page 42. MOVIE DUB See page 43. PHOTO COPY See page 44.

  • Page 157

    Select the recording media to be formatted, touch [YES]  [YES]   Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall  socket) using AC Adaptor supplied for this operation (p. 14). To avoid the loss of important images, you ...

  • Page 158

    Standard brightness. BRIGHT 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 ...

  • Page 159

    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 160

    TV with the component input jack.  1080i/576i Select this when connecting your camcorder to a TV that has the component 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 (sold separately).

  • Page 161

     ON The camcorder turns on and off when the LCD screen opens and closes. The camcorder does not turn on and off when the LCD screen opens and closes. OTHER SETTINGS  DEMO MODE When your camcorder is connected to a...

  • Page 162

    Does not operate your camcorder using the TV’s Remote Commander.  REC LAMP (Recording lamp) You can make the camera recording lamp on the front of your camcorder not to turn  ON The camera recording lamp lights up. appears.

  • Page 163

     Press RESET (p. 114) using a pointed object, and turn the camcorder on. If you press RESET, all settings, including the clock setting, are reset.  Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Your camcorder may be required to initialize or ...

  • Page 164

    (p. 105). Attach the battery pack to the camcorder  correctly (p. 12). 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.

  • Page 165

    Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. If you use the memory card formatted on a  computer, format it again on your camcorder (p. 79). Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted. The maximum number of images that you can ...

  • Page 166

    The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely low. Turn off your camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on the camcorder. Photos cannot be recorded. You cannot record photos together with: ...

  • Page 167

    [ACTIVE] (p. 71). [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 168

    A movie is played back automatically. Movies play automatically as a demonstration  movie when the filmed movie fulfills a certain condition on your camcorder (p. 83). This is not a malfunction. Playing back images stored on memory card on other devices Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized.

  • Page 169

    (p. 59). GPS (HDR-CX350VE/XR350VE) The camcorder is not receiving a GPS signal. Your camcorder may not be able to receive  radio signals from GPS satellites because of obstructions. Bring your camcorder to an open area, and set the GPS switch to ON again.

  • Page 170

    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. In this case, when you contact them, give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.

  • Page 171

     camera-shake easily occurs. Use the flash. The camcorder is unsteady, so camera-shake  easily occurs. Hold the camcorder steady with both hands and record the image. However, note that the camera-shake warning indicator does not disappear. (Warning indicator pertaining to drop sensor) The drop sensor function (p.

  • Page 172

    The internal recording media of the  camcorder is set differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 79) may enable you to use your camcorder. This will delete all data in the internal recording media. Data error. An error occurred during reading or writing ...

  • Page 173

    You cannot create folders exceeding  999MSDCF. You cannot create or delete created folders using your camcorder. Format the memory card (p. 79), or delete  folders using your computer. This memory card may not be able to record or play movies.

  • Page 174

    C to 30   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 175

    7 h 55 m camcorder (HDR-CX350E/CX350VE/CX370E/ XR350E/XR350VE). 15 h 50 m Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit  26 h 55 m Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media.

  • Page 176

    The number of recordable photos of memory  card may vary depending on the recording conditions.  The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid and  the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

  • Page 177

    LP: Approx. 5Mbps (average) 1,440  1,080 pixels/16:9 Standard definition image quality (STD):  HQ: Approx. 9Mbps (average) 720  576 pixels/16:9, 4:3 The photo recording pixels and the aspect ratio.  Photo recording mode:  3,072  2,304 dots/4:3 3,072 ...

  • Page 178

    An A/V connecting cable must be connected. 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 PAL-system- based TV with an AUDIO/VIDEO input jack.

  • Page 179

    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 [GENERAL SET] category)  [AREA SET] and [SUMMERTIME] (p. 82). HDR-CX350VE/XR350VE When [AUTO CLOCK ADJ] and [AUTO AREA ADJ] are set to [ON], the clock is set to the local time automatically by the GPS function (p.

  • Page 180

    “GPS” is a system for determining geographic ...

  • Page 181

    Use the camcorder in open sky environments. You may not be able to record location  information at locations or in situations where radio signals from the GPS satellites do not reach the camcorder as follows.

  • Page 182

    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 183

    If you cannot use “Memory Stick PRO Duo”  media that have been used with another device, format it with your camcorder (p. 79). Note that formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. You may not be able to play back images with ...

  • Page 184

    C (50 °F) or below,  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 ...

  • Page 185

    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 186

    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 187

    “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “x.v.Colour” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation.

  • Page 188

    OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE <HTTP://MPEGLA.COM> “C Library, ” “Expat, ” “zlib, ” “libjpeg, ” “dtoa, ” and “pcre” software are provided in your camcorder. We provide this software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based...

  • Page 189

    Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select DCR-SX43 as the model for your camcorder. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.

  • Page 190

    Quick reference Screen indicators Upper left Center Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning MENU button (61) Self-timer recording (74) GPS tracking status (48) Flash (75)/ REDEYE REDUC (75) MICREF LEVEL low (73) WIDE SELECT (74) BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (73) 60 min Remaining battery Recording folder Return button (61)

  • Page 191

    (sold separately). The accessory can be turned on or off as you open or close the LCD screen of your camcorder. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your accessory for details.

  • Page 192

     Remote sensor/Infrared port Point the Wireless Remote Commander (p. 115) towards the remote sensor to operate your camcorder.  Built-in microphone  LCD screen/Touch panel (15, 27) If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.

  • Page 193

    5.5 mm (7/32 in.)).  Memory card slot (19)  Memory card Access lamp (19) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data.  PUSH (battery release) button (13) Wireless Remote Commander  DATA CODE button (76)

  • Page 194

    Commander may shorten, or the Wireless 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. , or ENTER again,...

  • Page 195

    Index Symbols 1080i/576i ...82 16:9 ...81 4:3 ...81 576i ...82 A.SHUT OFF ...83 A/V connecting cable...37, 59 Abroad ...100 AREA SET ...82 AUDIO REC SET ...73 AUTO AREA ADJ ...51 AUTO BACK LIGHT ...73 AUTO CLOCK ADJ...51 AVCHD format ...102 BATTERY INFO ...78 Battery of the Wireless Remote Commander ...116...

  • Page 196

    MUSIC TOOL ...78 MY MENU ...62 MY MENU SETTING ...62 ONE PUSH ...67 Operation flow ...6 OPTION MENU ...63 Original ...43 OTHER REC SET ...73 OTHERS ...78 OTHER SETTINGS ...83 OUTDOOR ...67 OUTPUT SETTINGS ...81 PAL ...100 PB zoom ...34 PHOTO CAPTURE ...42 PHOTO COPY ...44 PHOTO MEDIA SET ...17...

  • Page 197

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

  • Page 199

    SD ne peuvent pas être lus sur des appareils AV d’autres marques. * La qualité d’image Haute Définition (HD) correspond au réglage par défaut. 2010 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Deutsch Hinweise zur Verwendung von SD-Speicherkarten Verwenden Sie SD-Speicherkarten Class 4 oder schneller.

  • Page 200

    DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc recorder or other compatible device, 2009 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan © Fran~ais • Remarques sur la compatibilite des disques AVCHD Ce camescope capture des videos haute definition en format AVCHD.

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    Sony Electronics Inc. ("Sony") warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for the time periods and as set forth below. Pursuant to this Limited Warranty, Sony will, at its option, (i) repair the product using new or refurbished parts or (ii) replace the product with a new or refurbished product. For purposes of this Limited Warranty, "refurbished"...

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