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3-087-936-12(1)
Computer
Applications Guide
Digital Video Camera Recorder
© 2004 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

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    3-087-936-12(1) Computer Applications Guide Digital Video Camera Recorder © 2004 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this first • For camera operations, read the separate Camera Operations Guide supplied with your camcorder. The supplied CD-ROM includes the following software. For Windows computer : Picture Package For Macintosh computer : ImageMixer VCD2 System requirement For Windows users When viewing pictures recorded on a tape on a computer •...

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    Music Contents. On trademarks • Picture Package is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick” and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read this first ... 2 Connecting to a Windows computer Introduction to editing pictures on a computer ... 6 Features ... 6 Overview of the preparation ... 7 Step 1: Installing the software on a computer ... 8 Step 2: Connecting your camcorder to a computer...

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    Additional information Troubleshooting ... 35 Index ... 41...

  • Page 6: Introduction To Editing Pictures On A Computer, Features

    Connecting to a Windows computer Introduction to editing pictures on a computer Features When installing the Picture Package from the supplied CD-ROM, you can manage still images and movies recorded on your camcorder as digital data on your computer along with several features. Copying pictures from a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 7: Overview Of The Preparation

    Overview of the preparation Follow the steps below to complete the preparation. On your computer (for the first time only) Step 1: Installing the software on a computer CD-ROM (supplied) On your camcorder Step 2: Connecting your camcorder to a computer There are two ways to connect your camcorder to a computer.

  • Page 8: Step 1: Installing The Software On A Computer

    Step 1: Installing the software on a computer You need to install the software to your computer to have fun with your recorded still images and movies. The installation is required only for the first time. From the second time on, you only need to connect your camcorder and the computer.

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    agreement] when you agree, then click [Next]. Select where to save the software, then click [Next]. Click [Install] on the [Ready to Install the Program] screen. The installation starts. Make sure [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.] is checked, then click [Finish].

  • Page 10: Step 2: Connecting Your Camcorder To A Computer

    Click [Next]. Click [Finish]. The computer restarts automatically, then a short-cut icon for [Picture Package Menu] appears on the desktop. Remove the CD-ROM from the disc drive of your computer. If you have any questions about Picture Package For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied on the CD-ROM supplied with your camcorder, or on-line help.

  • Page 11: Using The Usb Cable (supplied) When Viewing Pictures On A Tape

    Using the USB cable (supplied) when viewing pictures on a tape Before following the procedures below, make sure you have installed Picture Package on your computer (p. 8). to USB jack USB cable (supplied) to USB jack Notes • Do not connect your camcorder to the computer at this point.

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    • You can confirm there is no problem even if you select [Yes] or [Continue Anyway] depending on the OS. Click (Playback). Make sure that the movie recorded on a tape is played back. Make sure you hear the sound, then click [Next].

  • Page 13: Using The Usb Cable (supplied) When Copying Pictures On A "memory Stick

    The settings from steps 7 to 9 are saved. From the second time on, [USB Streaming Tool] does not start up. • To adjust the image quality and brightness when connecting your camcorder to the computer after the second time, select [Start], [Programs] ([All Programs] for Windows XP), [Picture Package], [Handycam Tools], and [USB Streaming Tool], then start up [USB Streaming Tool].

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    OS. Pictures on a “Memory Stick” The pictures are stored in the [Removable Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] folder displayed in [My Computer]. A Folder containing image files recorded using other camcorders without the...

  • Page 15: Using The I.link Cable (optional)

    Click the [Unplug or eject hardware] icon on the task tray. Click this icon. task tray Click [Safely remove Sony Camcorder] ([Unplug or eject hardware] in Windows 2000/Windows Me). Click [OK] in Windows 2000/Windows Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and computer.

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    The location of the DV Interface varies depending on the model. Refer to the separate Camera Operations Guide supplied with your camcorder for the location. For the model that is supplied with the Handycam Station, connect the i.LINK cable to DV Interface on the Handycam Station.

  • Page 17: Copying, Viewing And Creating Pictures, Viewing Video And Pictures On Your Computer Picture Package Viewer

    Managing pictures on a Windows computer Copying, viewing and creating pictures This chapter describes how to use the applications that are included in Picture Package. There are applications that appear on [Picture Package Menu] and an application that starts up from the [Start] menu of the computer.

  • Page 18: Creating An Original Video Picture Package Auto Video

    [Picture Package Viewer] starts up, then the pictures in the newest folder appears. Double-click a picture you want to see. The selected picture is displayed. Still image files You can print, expand, and rotate pictures using the buttons at the top of the screen. If you click (Exif), the recording conditions such as shutter speed, exposure,...

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    Search for the point on the tape where you want to start copying. Connect your camcorder to the computer using a USB cable (supplied) or i.LINK cable (optional) (p. 11, 15). [Picture Package Menu] starts up automatically. Click [Automatic Video Producer]. [Picture Package Auto Video] starts up.

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    Click [Output settings], then select where to store the images. When you select [Video CD] for where to store the images, place a new CD-R in the disc drive. Select where to save images, then click [OK]. Note • CD-RWs cannot be used. Click [Start].

  • Page 21: Creating An Original Slide Show Picture Package Auto Slide

    Creating an original slide show – Picture Package Auto Slide You can add music and effects to selected pictures saved on your computer and automatically create a slide show. You can combine still images and movies in the slide show. The maximum length of your original slide show you can create on a computer is 10 minutes.

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    sample music on the application. Select music, then click [OK]. Click [Effect settings], then select the effect. You can select one of the 5 effects. Select an effect, then click [OK]. Managing pictures on a Windows computer Click [Output settings], then select where to store the images.

  • Page 23: Saving The Images On Cd-r Picture Package Cd Backup

    Slide show creation starts. The remaining time appears on the computer screen. Click [No] when you want to finish. To create another copy with the same content, click [Yes], then place a new CD- R in the disc drive. Notes •...

  • Page 24: Creating A Video Cd (direct Access To Video Cd Burn Picture Package Vcd Maker

    Click [Write to CD-R]. Place a new CD-R in the disc drive. Note • CD-RWs cannot be used. Click [Start]. Saving to a CD-R starts. The remaining time appears on the computer screen. Click [No] when you want to finish. The disc tray comes out automatically.

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    Connect your camcorder to a computer via a USB cable (supplied) (p. 11). [Picture Package Menu] starts up automatically. Note • When you connect your camcorder to a computer, make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction. If you insert the connector forcibly, it may be damaged, and causes a malfunction of your camcorder.

  • Page 26: Copying Images For Memory Mix To A "memory Stick" (only The Models With A Memory Stick Slot)

    • Once you have created a Video CD, you cannot add images to the same CD-R. • There may be a few second-break about every 10 minutes on the created Video CD. This is due to the AVI format used to create the Video CD, which divides a picture every 10 minutes (about 4 GB) to write it on a CD-R.

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    Click [Copy]. After copying is finished, a new folder appears. Normally, a new folder is automatically created with a number one higher than the last created folder. Note • You cannot copy pictures when all folders from 100 to 999 are used. Managing pictures on a Windows computer...

  • Page 28: Connecting Your Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting to a Macintosh computer Connecting your camcorder to a computer Note • The computer may not recognize the camcorder if you connect them with the USB cable (supplied) before turning on your camcorder. Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder.

  • Page 29: Installing Software On A Computer

    Copying pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory Stick slot) Double-click the “Memory Stick” icon. Then, drag and drop the desired picture file onto the hard disk icon. To play back movies You need QuickTime 3.0 or a later version installed on your computer.

  • Page 30: Creating A Dvd (direct Access To "click To Dvd")

    DVD from a picture recorded on a tape. For system and operation requirements, visit the following URL: * Note that you need a Sony VAIO computer equipped with a DVD drive that can be used to write DVDs. You also need the computer with “Click to DVD Ver.1.2”...

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    DVD. The name of the power switch on the camcorder varies depending on the model. Insert a recorded cassette into your camcorder. Connect your camcorder to a computer via an i.LINK cable (optional). (p. 15) Note • When you connect your camcorder to a computer, make sure you insert the connector in the correct direction.

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    To cancel the operation For touch panel models Select [CANCEL] on the LCD screen of your camcorder. For SEL/PUSH EXEC dial models Press BURN DVD/VCD of your camcorder. Notes • You cannot cancel the operation after [Finalizing DVD.] is displayed on the LCD screen of your camcorder.

  • Page 33: Connecting An Analog Vcr To The Computer Via Your Camcorder Digital Convert Function

    Connecting an analog VCR to the computer via your camcorder — Digital convert function A/V (audio/video) jack : Signal flow Notes • Some models are not compatible for this operation. Regarding supported models, check to see if there is a listing for the Digital convert function in the index of the Camera Operations Guide.

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    The procedure of the menu settings varies depending on the model. Start playback on the analog video unit. Start capturing procedures on your computer. Regarding operation, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the software or on-line help. After capturing images and sound Stop capturing procedures on your computer, and stop playback on the analog video unit.

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    Additional information Troubleshooting Symptom The computer does not recognize your camcorder. You cannot view the pictures the camcorder is seeing on the computer. You cannot view the pictures recorded on a tape on the computer. You cannot view the pictures recorded on a tape on the Macintosh computer.

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    For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory Stick slot) • [? Sony Handycam] or [? Sony DSC] with a “?” mark in the [Other devices] folder When the [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears, click [OK].

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    For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory Stick slot) • [? Sony Handycam] or [? Sony DSC] with a “?” mark in the [Other devices] folder When the [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears, click [OK].

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    For copying and viewing pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick” (only the models with a Memory Stick slot) • [? Sony Handycam] or [? Sony DSC] with a “?” mark in the [Other devices] folder When the [Confirm Device Removal] screen appears, click [OK].

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    Double-click the desired image file. • Windows XP does not start up [Picture Package Menu] automatically at the default setting even though [Sony MemoryStick] appears in [My Computer]. To deactivate the setting, see “For Windows XP” in “Using the USB cable (supplied) when copying pictures on a “Memory Stick””...

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    Symptom [Cannot start Easy Handycam with USB connected] or [Cannot cancel Easy Handycam with USB connected] appears on the screen of your camcorder. There is no sound when the camcorder is connected to the computer via a USB cable. The movie is not smooth. Additional information Cause and/or Corrective Actions cYou cannot start or cancel the Easy Handycam settings while the...

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    Index AVI format ...26 BURN DVD ...31 BURN VCD ...25 CD-R ... 20 CD-ROM ...8 CD-RW ... 20 Click to DVD ...30 Copying pictures on a “Memory Stick” ... 13 Digital convert function ...33 Direct Access to “Click to DVD” ...30 Direct Access to Video CD Burn...

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    Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in Japan...

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