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Sony HDR-HC1 Operating Manual

Digital camcorders: hdv 1080i handycam® camcorder.
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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
HDR-HC1
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© 2005 Sony Corporation
2-631-458-11 (1)
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high definition quality
Getting Started
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Using a Computer
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Quick Reference
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    Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in Japan Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide HDR-HC1 © 2005 Sony Corporation 2-631-458-11 (1) Enjoying pictures with high definition quality Getting Started Recording/ Playback...

  • Page 2: Read This first

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. HDR-HC1 Serial No.

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    For customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222- SONY (7669). The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-HC1...

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    Read this first (Continued) When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the supplied Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. Memory Stick Duo Adaptor On using the camcorder • Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts.

  • Page 5

    About the Carl Zeiss lens Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read this first ...2 Enjoying pictures with high definition quality Trying out the new HDV format!...10 Viewing video recorded in the HDV format!...11 Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items ...12 Step 2: Charging the battery pack ...13 Step 3: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder firmly ...16 Step 4: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder ...18 Step 5: Using the touch panel ...19...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Recording/playback To check the remaining battery (Battery Info) To turn off the operation confirmation beep To initialize the settings Other part names and functions Indicators displayed during recording/playback...30 Searching for the starting point ...33 Searching for the last scene of the most recent recording (END SEARCH) ... 33 Reviewing the most recently recorded scenes (Rec review)...33 Remote Commander ...34 Searching quickly for a desired scene (Zero set memory)...34...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Marking images on the “Memory Stick Duo” with specific information (Image protection/Print mark) ...69 Printing recorded images (PictBridge compliant printer)...70 Jacks to connect external devices...72 Using a computer Connecting to a computer ...73 Copying still images to a computer ...73 Copying movies on a tape to the computer ...76 Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”)...78 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 10: Enjoying Pictures With, Trying Out The New Hdv Format

    Enjoying pictures with high definition quality Trying out the new HDV format! Shooting in the HDV format High image quality The HDV format has about two times the horizontal resolution of a standard TV resulting in about four times the amount of pixels providing high quality images. Being HDV format compliant, your camcorder is ready to shoot crystal clear, high-definition images.

  • Page 11: Viewing Video Recorded In The Hdv Format

    Viewing video recorded in the HDV format! Viewing on a high definition TV (p. 36) Pictures recorded in the HDV format can be played back as crisp HD (high definition) picture on a high definition TV. • For details on HDV1080i specification compliant TVs, see page 102. Viewing on a 16:9 TV/4:3 TV (p.

  • Page 12: Step 1: Checking Supplied Items

    Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. “Memory Stick Duo” 16MB (1) (p. 22, 103) Memory Stick Duo adaptor (1) (p. 104) AC Adaptor (1) (p.

  • Page 13: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    Step 2: Charging the battery pack You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series) (p. 105) after attaching it to your camcorder. DC IN jack DC plug To the wall outlet AC Adaptor Power cord Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.

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    Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued) Connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor and the wall outlet. The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery is fully charged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder and the DC plug.

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    AC Adaptor is connected to the DC IN jack of your camcorder, even when the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet. • Use the supplied or optional Sony “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). You cannot use the battery pack NP-FM30 with your camcorder.

  • Page 16: Step 3: Turning The Power On And Holding Your Camcorder firmly

    Step 3: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder firmly To record or play back, slide the POWER switch repeatedly to turn on the respective lamp. When using it for the first time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears (p. 20). Remove the lens cap.

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    To turn off the power Slide the POWER switch up to OFF (CHG). • At the time of purchase, the power will be set to turn off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any operation attempted for approximately 5 minutes, to save battery power. ([A.SHUT OFF], p.

  • Page 18: Step 4: Adjusting The Lcd Panel And Viewfinder

    Step 4: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder The LCD panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (). 90 degrees to the camcorder 180 degrees (max.) 90 degrees (max.)

  • Page 19: Step 5: Using The Touch Panel, Changing The Language Setting

    Step 5: Using the touch panel You can play back recorded pictures (p. 25), or change the settings (p. 40) using the touch panel. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD panel to support it. Then, touch the buttons displayed on the screen.

  • Page 20: Step 6: Setting The Date And Time

    Step 6: Setting the date and time Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time. If you do not set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder or change the POWER switch position.

  • Page 21: Step 7: Inserting A Tape Or A "memory Stick Duo

    Step 7: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo” Cassette tape You can use mini DV cassettes only (p. 101). • The recordable time varies depending on [ REC MODE] (p. 56). Slide and hold the OPEN/EJECT lever in the direction of the arrow and open the lid.

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    Step 7: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo” (Continued) “Memory Stick Duo” You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo” marked with (p. 103). • The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the image quality or the image size.

  • Page 24: Recording

    Recording Remove the lens cap. REC START/  STOP Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the respective lamp to select a recording medium. Movies on tape: The CAMERA-TAPE lamp lights up. Still images on “Memory Stick Duo”: The CAMERA-MEMORY lamp lights up.* * The image size ratio is set by default to 4:3.

  • Page 25: Playback

    Playback Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Start playing back. Movies Touch , then touch start playback.  Stop  Play/Pause toggles as you touch it.*  Rewind/Fast forward * Playback automatically stops if pause is engaged for more than 3 minutes.

  • Page 26: Functions Used For Recording/playback, Etc

    Functions used for recording/playback, etc. Recording To use zoom ...  Move the power zoom lever  slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Wider range of view: (Wide angle) Close view: (Telephoto) • When using the zoom ring ...

  • Page 27

     infrared port with your fingers or other objects and remove the conversions lens (optional). • Adjust the focus manually (p. 27) when it is hard to focus automatically. • Do not use these functions in bright places. This may cause a malfunction. To make the subject stand out clearer (TELE MACRO) ......

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    Functions used for recording/playback, etc. (Continued) To record in mirror mode ...  Open the LCD panel  90 degrees to the camcorder ( ), then rotate it 180 degrees  to the lens side (  • A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the picture will be normal when recorded.

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     Magnify the picture with T (Telephoto).  Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame.  Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto). To cancel, touch [END]. • You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons on the LCD frame.

  • Page 30: Indicators Displayed During Recording/playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies In the CAMERA-TAPE mode  Recording format ( Recording mode (SP or LP) is also displayed in the DV format.  Remaining battery (approx.)  Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording))  Time code (hour: minute: second: frame)/Tape counter (hour: minute: second) ...

  • Page 31

    ( ) is a reference page. The indicators during recording will not be recorded. Viewing movies On a tape  Tape transport indicator  Video operation buttons (25) • When playing back a tape recorded in the HDV and DV formats, and the signal switches between HDV and DV formats, the picture and sound disappear temporarily.

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    Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued) Indicators when you made changes You can check the [DISP GUIDE] (p. 19) to check the function of each indicator that appears on the LCD screen. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning Recording format (56) EXT SUR MIC (58) AUDIO MODE (57) Continuous photo...

  • Page 33: Searching For The Starting Point

    Searching for the starting point Make sure that the CAMERA-TAPE lamp lights up (p. 24). Searching for the last scene of the most recent recording (END SEARCH) END SEARCH will not work once you eject the cassette after you have recorded on the tape.

  • Page 34: Remote Commander, Searching Quickly For A Desired Scene (zero Set Memory)

    Remote Commander Remove the insulation sheet before using the Remote Commander. Insulation sheet  PHOTO (p. 24) The on-screen image when you press this button will be recorded as a still image.  SEARCH M. (p. 35)    ...

  • Page 35: Searching For A Scene By Date Of Recording (date Search)

    Searching for a scene by date of recording (Date search) You can locate the point where the recording date changes. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp.  Press SEARCH M. Press (previous)/   to select a recording date. 0:00:00:00 DATE -01 SEACH...

  • Page 36: Connecting To A Tv For Viewing

    Connecting to a TV for viewing Connection methods and image quality will differ depending on what TV to be connected and connectors used. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source (p. 13). See page 39 for “Notes on Connection” and refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.

  • Page 37

    Camcorder Type i.LINK cable (optional) Component video cable (supplied) A/V connecting cable (supplied) Do not connect the video plug (yellow). i.LINKcable (optional) * Change the settings depending on the TV connected. Cable (Green) Y (Blue) P (Red) P (Red) (White) (Yellow) : Signal flow Menu Setting...

  • Page 38

    Connecting to a TV for viewing (Continued) Camcorder Type Component video cable (supplied) A/V connecting cable (supplied) Do not connect the video plug (yellow). A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (optional) Do not connect the video plug (yellow). A/V connecting cable (supplied) * Change the settings depending on the TV connected.

  • Page 39

    Notes on Connection Type Notes • Requires HDV1080i specification connectors. Consult your TV manufacturer for details. See page 102 for a list of supported devices. The TV needs to be set so that it recognizes that the camcorder is connected. Refer to the •...

  • Page 40: Using The Menu, Using The Menu Items

    Using the menu items Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after this page. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the respective lamp. CAMERA-TAPE lamp: CAMERA- MEMORY lamp: settings on a “Memory Stick Duo” PLAY/EDIT lamp: settings for viewing/editing Touch the LCD screen to select the menu item.

  • Page 41

     Select the desired item. • You can also touch the item directly to select it.  Customize the item. After finishing the settings, touch If you decide not to change the setting, touch (close) to hide the menu screen. ...

  • Page 42: Menu Items

    Menu items • The menu items available for the operation () differ depending on where the lit lamp for the POWER switch is positioned. CAMERA SET menu PROGRAM AE SPOT METER WHITE BAL. SHARPNESS SHUTTR SPEED AUTO SHUTTER AE SHIFT CAMERA COLOR WB SHIFT SPOT FOCUS...

  • Page 43

    EDIT/PLAY menu (p. 55) VAR. SPD PB REC CTRL BURN DVD END SEARCH STANDARD SET menu VCR HDV/DV REC FORMAT DV SET VOLUME MULTI-SOUND MIC LEVEL EXT SUR MIC LCD/VF SET COMPONENT i.LINK CONV TV TYPE USB SELECT DISP GUIDE STATUS CHECK GUIDEFRAME COLOR BAR...

  • Page 44: Camera Set Menu

    CAMERA SET menu Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (SPOT METER/WHITE BAL./STEADYSHOT, etc.) The default settings are marked with  . The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 40 for details on selecting menu items.

  • Page 45

    • If you set [SPOT METER], the exposure is set to the manual mode automatically. WHITE BAL. (White balance) You can adjust the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment. Set the AUTO LOCK switch to OFF beforehand (p. 27). ...

  • Page 46

    CAMERA SET menu (Continued) • For example, if you select 1/100 second, [100] appears on the screen. • When shooting a bright subject, setting the shutter speed to a faster value is recommended. • At a slow shutter speed, automatic focus may be lost.

  • Page 47

    (No flash): Records without flash. • The redeye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other conditions. SUPER NS (Super NightShot) The picture will be recorded at a maximum of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot recording if you set [SUPER NS] to [ON] while the NIGHTSHOT switch (p.

  • Page 48

    CAMERA SET menu (Continued) Brighter Darker Brightness • The left area on the graph shows the darker areas of the picture while the right area shows the brighter areas. SELF-TIMER The self-timer starts recording after about 10 seconds.  Touch [SELF-TIMER] ...

  • Page 49: Memory Set Menu

    MEMORY SET menu Settings for the “Memory Stick Duo” (BURST/QUALITY/IMAGE SIZE/ALL ERASE/ NEW FOLDER, etc.) The default settings are marked with  . The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 40 for details on selecting menu items.

  • Page 50

    [FINE] is on top, and [STANDARD] is on the bottom. • When using the “Memory Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording environment. Approximate image size of a picture (kB) 640 ×...

  • Page 51

    FORMAT The supplied or newly purchased “Memory Stick Duo” has been formatted at the factory, and does not require formatting. To execute formatting, touch [YES] twice  Formatting is completed, and all the images will be deleted. • Do not do any of the following while [ Formatting…] is displayed: –...

  • Page 52: Pict.appli. Menu, Special Effects On Pictures Or Additional Functions On Recording/playback

    PICT.APPLI. menu Special effects on pictures or additional functions on recording/playback (SLIDE SHOW/PICT. EFFECT, etc.) The default settings are marked with  . The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 40 for details on selecting menu items.

  • Page 53

    TRAIL Records a picture so that an incidental image like a trail is left. OLD MOVIE Adds an old movie effect with a sepia hue to pictures. You cannot change to another digital effect • while recording pictures on a tape with [CINEMA EFECT] selected.

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    PICT.APPLI. menu (Continued) INT.REC-STL (Interval photo recording) You can record still images on the “Memory Stick Duo” at a selected interval. This function is useful to observe the movement of clouds or the changes in daylight, etc. [a]: Recording [b]: Interval ...

  • Page 55: Edit/play Menu, Settings For Editing Or Playing Back In Various Modes (var.spd Pb/end

    See page 67. BURN DVD When your camcorder is connected to a Sony VAIO series personal computer, you can easily burn the picture recorded on the tape on a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”) using this command. See “Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”)”...

  • Page 56: Standard Set Menu

    STANDARD SET menu Settings while recording on a tape or other basic settings (REC MODE/MULTI-SOUND/ LCD/VF SET/DISP OUTPUT, etc.) The default settings are marked with  . The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 40 for details on selecting menu items.

  • Page 57

     WIDE SELECT You can select the picture size for the TV to be connected. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.  16:9 WIDE You can record the picture for the full screen. 4:3 ( You can record the picture for the normal screen.

  • Page 58

    STANDARD SET menu (Continued) MIC LEVEL You can adjust the recording sound level manually.  AUTO Select to adjust the recording sound level automatically. MANUAL Touch to adjust the recording sound level during recording or standby. The recording sound level adjustment bars appear on the screen.

  • Page 59

    COMPONENT Select [COMPONENT] when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack. 480i Select when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack.  1080i/480i Select when connecting your camcorder to a TV that has the component input jack and is capable of displaying the1080i signal.

  • Page 60

    STANDARD SET menu (Continued) – [TV TYPE] (p. 59) – [VCR HDV/DV] (when setting the POWER switch to PLAY/EDIT) (p. 56) GUIDEFRAME You can display the frame and check that the subject is horizontal or vertical by setting [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON]. The frame is not recorded.

  • Page 61: Time/langu. Menu, Clock Set/world Time/language

    DISP OUTPUT  LCD PANEL Shows displays such as the time code on the LCD screen and in the viewfinder. V-OUT/PANEL Shows displays such as the time code on the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the viewfinder. MENU ROTATE ...

  • Page 62: Customizing Personal Menu

    Customizing Personal Menu You can add desired menu items to Personal Menu, and customize Personal Menu settings for each POWER switch position. This is convenient if you add frequently used menu items to Personal Menu. Adding a menu item You can add up to 28 menu items for each POWER switch position.

  • Page 63

    Arranging the order of menu items displayed on Personal Menu Touch [P-MENU SET UP]  [SORT].  If the desired menu item is not displayed, touch Touch the menu item you want to move. Touch to move the menu item to the desired place. Touch To sort more items, repeat steps 2 to 4.

  • Page 64: Dubbing To Another Device Such As A Vcr, Dvd Recorder, Etc

    Dubbing to another device such as a VCR, DVD recorder, etc. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source (p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected. Connecting to external devices The connection method and the image quality will differ depending on the video equipment and the connectors used.

  • Page 65

    Using an i.LINK cable (optional) The dubbed format differs depending on the video recording format or recording equipment format. Select the required settings from the table below and make the menu settings. Disconnect the i.LINK cable (optional) before changing these menu settings, otherwise the video •...

  • Page 66

    Dubbing to another device such as a VCR, DVD recorder, etc. (Continued) Dubbing to another device Connect your VCR to your camcorder as a recording device. See page 64 for connection details. • Set [DISP OUTPUT] to [LCD PANEL] (default setting) when connecting with an A/V connecting cable (supplied) (p.

  • Page 67: Recording Pictures From A Vcr

    Recording pictures from a You can record pictures from a VCR on a tape. You can record a scene as a still image on a “Memory Stick Duo.” Be sure to insert a cassette or a “Memory Stick Duo” for recording in your camcorder beforehand.

  • Page 68: Dubbing Pictures From A Tape To A "memory Stick Duo

    Recording pictures from a VCR (Continued) Touch  • You cannot record TV programs from the HDV/DV Interface (i.LINK) jack. • You can record pictures from DV devices only in the DV format. • Note the following when connecting with an i.LINK cable (optional): –...

  • Page 69: Deleting Recorded Pictures From The "memory Stick Duo

    Deleting recorded pictures from the “Memory Stick Duo” Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Touch 60min 60min 2 / 10 1920 101–0001 101–0001 MEMORY PLAY MEMORY PLAY P-MENU Select a picture you want to delete with •...

  • Page 70: Printing Recorded Images (pictbridge Compliant Printer)

    Marking images on the “Memory Stick Duo” with specific information (Image protection/Print mark) Selecting still images for printing (Print mark) The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard is used to select images for printing on your camcorder. By marking images that you want to print out, you do not need to reselect them when you print them out.

  • Page 71

    • We cannot guarantee the operation of models that are not PictBridge compatible. Printing Select the image to be printed with Touch [COPIES].  Select the number of copies to be printed with You can set a maximum of 20 copies of one image to be printed.

  • Page 72: Jacks To Connect External Devices

    Jacks to connect external devices ...Open the shoe cover.  -  ...Open the jack cover.  Active Interface Shoe The Active Interface Shoe supplies power to optional accessories such as a video light, a flash, or a microphone. The accessory can be turned on or off as you operate the POWER switch on your camcorder.

  • Page 73: Connecting To A Computer, Copying Still Images To A Computer

    Connecting to a computer When connecting your camcorder to the computer, you can operate the followings: Copy the still images on a “Memory Stick Duo” to the computer  p. 73 Copy the movie in the HDV format on a tape to the computer ...

  • Page 74

    Copying still images to a computer (Continued) to USB jack to USB jack • Do not connect your camcorder to the computer at this point. • The computer may not recognize the camcorder if you connect them with the USB cable (supplied) before turning on your camcorder.

  • Page 75

    Folder containing image files recorded  using other camcorders without the folder creation function (for playback only) Folder containing image files recorded  with your camcorder When no new folders have been created, only [101MSDCF] is displayed. Folder containing movie data recorded ...

  • Page 76: Copying Movies On A Tape To The Computer

    Copying still images to a computer (Continued) For Macintosh users  Close down all applications running on the computer.  Drag and drop the drive icon on the desktop onto the [Trash] icon.  Disconnect the USB cable (supplied) from the camcorder and computer.

  • Page 77

    HDV format to a computer. • You can create DVDs from a tape by connecting your camcorder to a Sony VAIO series computer that has “Click to DVD Ver.2.3” or later installed (p. 78). The quality of the picture to be copied to DVDs is SD (standard definition).

  • Page 78: Creating A Dvd (direct Access To "click To Dvd")

    Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”) You can create DVDs from a tape when you connect your camcorder to a Sony VAIO series computer* with “Click to DVD” installed via an i.LINK cable (optional). The picture is automatically copied and written to a DVD.

  • Page 79

    Turn on the computer. Close all applications running with an i.LINK. Prepare the power source for the camcorder. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source since it takes a few hours to create a DVD. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp.

  • Page 80

    Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”) (Continued) To cancel the operation Touch [CANCEL] on the LCD screen of your camcorder. • You cannot cancel the operation after [Finalizing DVD.] is displayed on the LCD screen of your camcorder. •...

  • Page 81: Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting

    The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged. • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 13). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.

  • Page 82

    Troubleshooting (Continued) The power turns off frequently although the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate. • A problem has occurred in the remaining battery time indicator, or the battery pack has not been charged enough.

  • Page 83

    The buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly or do not work at all. • Adjust the screen ([CALIBRATION]) (p. 109). The picture in the viewfinder is not clear. • Use the viewfinder lens adjustment lever to adjust the lens (p. 18). The picture in the viewfinder has disappeared.

  • Page 84

    Troubleshooting (Continued) Pictures cannot be deleted. • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the “Memory Stick Duo.” (p. 103) • Cancel image protection on the picture (p. 69). • The maximum number of pictures that you can delete at one time is 100. You cannot delete all pictures at once.

  • Page 85

    • Set the write-protect tab to REC or insert a new cassette (p. 101). • The tape is stuck to the drum due to moisture condensation. Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least 1 hour, then re-insert the cassette (p. 108). The zoom does not function.

  • Page 86

    Troubleshooting (Continued) – When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA-TAPE – When the optional microphone (ECM-HST1 or ECM-HQP1) is attached • Even if auto flashing or flash with: – [SPOTLIGHT], [SUNSET&MOON], and [LANDSCAPE] of [PROGRAM AE] – [SPOT METER] The external flash (optional) does not work.

  • Page 87

    The focus does not function. • You cannot operate focus while executing [SHOT TRANS]. [STEADYSHOT] does not function. • Set [STEADYSHOT] to [ON] (p. 48). • [STEADYSHOT] does not function during [SHOT TRANS] (p. 54). The BACK LIGHT function does not function. •...

  • Page 88

    Troubleshooting (Continued) • Set [STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 48). Tiny spots in white appear on the screen. • The spots appear at a slower shutter speed. This is not a malfunction. Picture appears too bright on the screen, and the subject does not appear on the screen.

  • Page 89

    • Adjust [SHARPNESS] to the No sound or only a low sound is heard. • Set [MULTI-SOUND] to [STEREO] (p. 57). • Turn up the volume (p. 25). • Adjust [ AUDIO MIX] from the [ST2] (additional sound) side until the sound is heard appropriately (p.

  • Page 90

    Troubleshooting (Continued) component video cable (supplied). • Set [COMPONENT] on the the connected device (p. 59). • When you are using the component video cable (supplied), make sure the red and white plugs of the A/V connecting cable are connected (p. 36). The picture appears distorted on the 4:3 TV.

  • Page 91

    – TELE MACRO – [COLOR SLOW S] – When the AUTO LOCK switch is set to ON (p. 27) You cannot use [SPOT METER]. • You cannot use [SPOT METER] together with: – NightShot – [COLOR BAR] – [CINEMA EFECT] of [D. EFFECT] –...

  • Page 92

    Troubleshooting (Continued) – [PROGRAM AE] – [COLOR BAR] – When the FOCUS/ZOOM switch is set to AUTO [COLOR SLOW S] does not operate correctly. • You cannot use [COLOR SLOW S] together with: – [FADER] – [D. EFFECT] – [PROGRAM AE] –...

  • Page 93: Dubbing/editing

    – [PICT. EFFECT] – When [ WIDE SELECT] of [DV SET] is set to [4:3] – [PROGRAM AE] – [SPOT METER] – When [SHUTTR SPEED] is set to [MANUAL] You cannot use [PICT. EFFECT]. • You cannot use [PICT. EFFECT] together with: –...

  • Page 94

    Troubleshooting (Continued) You cannot add sound to the recorded tape. • You cannot add sound to the recorded tape on this unit. New sound added to a recorded tape on another camcorder is not heard. • Adjust [ AUDIO MIX] from the [ST1] (original sound) side until the sound is heard appropriately (p.

  • Page 95

    [Removable Disk] does not appear on the computer screen. • Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp, then set [USB SELECT] to [MEMORY STICK]. • Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” into your camcorder. • Disconnect the USB device other than the keyboard, the mouse, and the camcorder from the (USB) jack on the computer.

  • Page 96: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Some symptoms you can fix by yourself. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display) C:04:...

  • Page 97

    Fast flashing: • The tape has run out.*  (Eject cassette warning)* Slow flashing: • The write-protect tab on the cassette is set to lock (p. 101). Fast flashing: • Moisture condensation has occurred (p. 108). • The self-diagnosis display code is displayed (p.

  • Page 98

    Warning indicators and messages (Continued)  The tape is locked - check the tab (p. 101).  The tape has reached the end. • Rewind or change the tape.  “Memory Stick Duo” Insert a Memory Stick (p. 22). Reinsert the Memory Stick. •...

  • Page 99

     Flash Charging… Cannot record still images. • You are trying to record a still image while charging the flash (optional) Microphone attached. Cannot use flash.  Others Cannot record due to copyright protection (p. 101). Change to correct tape format. •...

  • Page 100: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].

  • Page 101: Hdv Format And Recording/playback

    HDV format and recording/playback Your camcorder is capable of recording in both HDV and DV formats. You can use mini DV format cassettes only. Use a cassette with the mark. is a trademark. Your camcorder is not compatible with cassettes with Cassette Memory. What is the HDV ( format? The HDV format is a video format...

  • Page 102

    HDV format. See the table below for the main Labeling position 2004/05 models. Sony TV models KLV-32M1, KLV-23M1, KLV-S23A10, KLV-S19A10, KDE55XBR950, KDE-50XS955, KDE-42XS955, KDE-37XS955, KE-42M1, KDF-60XS655, KDF-55XS655, KDF-60WE655,...

  • Page 103: About The "memory Stick

    About the “Memory Stick” A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk. You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo,” which is about the half size of a standard “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 104

    About the “Memory Stick” (Continued)  On a location for use Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick Duo” in the following locations. • Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the summer. •...

  • Page 105: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack This unit is compatible with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have the mark. What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between your...

  • Page 106: About I.link

    Interfaces, refer to the operating instructions of the device to be connected. • i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. • IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Page 107: Maintenance And 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 108

    • If the following problem occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony DVM- 12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). – Mosaic-pattern noise appears on the playback picture or the screen is displayed in blue.

  • Page 109

    Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have the video head replaced. LCD screen • Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage. • If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD screen.

  • Page 110: Specifications

    Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.

  • Page 111: Additional Information

    Focal length f=5.1 ~ 51 mm (7/32 ~ 2 1/8 in.) When converted to a 35 mm still camera In CAMERA-TAPE * 41 ~ 480 mm (1 5/8 ~ 19 in.) (16:9), 50 ~ 590 mm (2 ~ 23 1/4 in.) (4:3) In CAMERA-MEMORY: 37 ~ 370 mm (1 1/2 ~ 14 5/8...

  • Page 112

    Specifications (Continued) Storage -20 °C to + 60 °C (-4 °F to + temperature 140 °F) Dimensions 71 × 94 × 188 mm (2 7/8 × (approx.) 3 3/4 × 7 1/2 in.) (w/h/d) excluding the projecting parts Mass (approx.) 680 g (1lb7oz) main unit only 780 g (1lb11oz) including the NP-FM50 rechargeable battery...

  • Page 113: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Identifying parts and controls Power zoom lever (26)  PHOTO button (24)  CAMERA-TAPE, CAMERA-MEMORY,  PLAY/EDIT mode lamps (16) POWER switch (16)  “Memory Stick Duo” slot (22)  Access lamp (22, 103)  Active Interface Shoe  Flash ...

  • Page 114

    Identifying parts and controls (Continued) Lens cap (16, 24)  Zoom buttons (26)  REC START/STOP button (24)  LCD screen/touch panel (4, 19)  HDV/DV Interface (i.LINK) jack (72)  (USB) jack (72)  DISPLAY/BATT INFO button (29)  COMPONENT OUT jack (72) ...

  • Page 115

    Microphone (29)  Zoom ring/focus ring (26, 27)  Holes for the lens hood  Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (5)  TELE MACRO button (27)  Camera recording lamp (29)  Remote sensor (29)  FOCUS/ZOOM switch (26, 27)  BACK LIGHT button (27) ...

  • Page 116: Index

    Index Numeric 1080i/480i ... 59 12BIT ... 57 16BIT ... 57 480i ... 59 A/V connecting cable ... 37, 64 A/V OUT jack... 36, 64 Access lamp ... 22 Active Interface Shoe... 72 AC Adaptor ... 13 Adjusting exposure for back light ...

  • Page 117

    Folder NEW FOLDER... 51 PB FOLDER (Playback folder) ... 51 REC FOLDER (Recording folder) ... 51 FORMAT ... 51, 103 Frame-by-frame playback... 55 Full charge ... 14 Grip belt ... 16 GUIDEFRAME ... 60 HDV1080i... 10, 56 HDV format ... 56 HD (high definition) image quality ...

  • Page 118

    Index (Continued) OLD MOVIE ... 53 ONE PUSH ... 45 OPEN/EJECT lever... 21 OUTDOOR ... 45 PAL ... 100 PASTEL ... 53 PB FOLDER (Playback folder)... 51 PB zoom... 28 Personal Menu ... 40, 62 Add ... 62 Arrange the order... 63 Customize ...

  • Page 119

    TELE MACRO button ... 27, 86 TIME/LANGU. menu... 61 Time code... 30 Touch panel ... 19 Trademark ... 123 TRAIL... 53 Transmitter ... 34 Tripod... 28 TV ... 36 TV color systems ... 100 TV TYPE ... 59 USB jack ... 72 USB SELECT ...

  • Page 123

    • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc in the U.S. and other countries. • HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. • Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

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  • John Byrd Aug 04, 2014 02:51:
    Great Camera. I need fresh copy of manual.