power cord WARNING To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instructions and adhere to them.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS (continued) Lightning For added protection for this set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges.
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. DCR-DVD Serial No.
Read this first (continued) – Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. – Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment (For DCR-DVD305/DVD755) Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. Memory Stick Duo Adaptor On using the camcorder • Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts. Viewfinder LCD screen Battery...
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.
Table of Contents Enjoying with your DVD Handycam What you can do with your DVD Handycam... 14 Choosing a disc ... 16 Using your DVD Handycam ... 18 Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items... 20 Step 2: Charging the battery pack ... 21 Step 3: Turning the power on, and holding your camcorder ...
To adjust the focus for an off center subject To fix the exposure for the selected subject To record in mirror mode To add special effects To use a tripod To attach the shoulder belt Playback To use Playback zoom To play back a series of still images (Slide show) Recording/playback To check the remaining battery...
Table of Contents (continued) PICT.APPLI..77 Special effects on pictures or additional functions on recording/playback (PICT.EFFECT/D.EFFECT, etc.) DISC SET (DCR-DVD105/DVD205/DVD605/DVD705) / MEDIA SET (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) ... 79 Settings for discs and “Memory Stick Duo” (FORMAT/FINALIZE/UNFINALIZE, etc.) STANDARD SET... 80 Settings while recording on a disc or other basic settings (REC MODE/LCD/VF SET/USB SPEED, etc.) TIME/LANGU.
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting...109 Warning indicators and messages ...127 Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad ...132 About the disc...134 About the “Memory Stick” (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) ...135 About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack...137 Maintenance and precautions ...139 Specifications ...143 Glossary, Index Glossary ...146 Index...148...
Enjoying with your DVD Handycam What you can do with your DVD Handycam Your DVD Handycam records image data on 8cm DVD*. It is more convenient than video tape and far more versatile. Taking beautiful shots easily No rewinding to start recording (p.36, 42) Recorded images are stored in empty areas on the disc so there is no risk that valuable recordings are accidentally overwritten.
A recorded disc can be played back on a variety of devices Playback on a DVD device or DVD drive (p.40, 56) You can play back recorded and finalized** discs on a home DVD device, DVD recorder or DVD drive of a computer that supports 8cm disc.
Choosing a disc Your DVD Handycam is compatible with 8cm DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW. It does not support 12cm discs. Recording format for DVD-RW When you use a DVD-RW, you can choose the recording format from VIDEO mode or VR mode. In this manual, VIDEO mode is indicated as A recording format that is compatible with most DVD devices, especially after finalizing.
• The recording time for the movie drops when the disc also contains still images. Disc use For reliability durability of recording /playback, we recommend that you use Sony discs or discs with an (for VIDEO CAMERA) mark for your DVD Handycam.
Using your DVD Handycam 1Preparing (See page 20 to 32.) * Select the mode on your DVD Handycam and format (p.29). 2Shooting, deleting and editing (See pages 36, 42, 50 and 90.) 3Viewing on your DVD Handycam (See pages 38 and 44) You can also connect it to a TV for viewing (p.54).
4Viewing on another DVD device (See pages 56 and 60.) To view a disc recorded on your DVD Handycam on other DVD devices, you need to finalize it first. DVD device / DVD recorder • The less the recording volume of the disc is, the more it takes time to finalize the disc. The features of a finalized disc depend on disc type.
Getting Started 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. • Discs and “Memory Stick Duo” are not supplied. AC Adaptor (1) (p.21) Power cord (1) (p.21) A/V connecting cable (1) (p.54, 96, 98, 102) USB cable (1) (p.100, 102)
Step 2: Charging the battery pack You can charge the battery after attaching the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (P series) (p.137) to your camcorder. • You cannot use an NP-FP30 battery pack with your camcorder. (See the reverse side of the battery pack for the model number.) Installing the battery pack with excess force may lead to camcorder malfunction such as...
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (continued) The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery is fully charged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder. • Disconnect the AC Adaptor holding both your camcorder and the DC plug. To remove the battery pack Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
For DCR-DVD305/DVD755 Continuous Battery pack recording time NP-FP50 (supplied) NP-FP70 NP-FP71 NP-FP90 * Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, turning the power on/ off and zooming. • Times shown vary according to the following conditions. –...
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (continued) On the AC Adaptor • Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible wall outlet close by. If any trouble occurs while using the adaptor, immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet. •...
Step 3: Turning the power on, and holding your camcorder To record, slide the POWER switch to turn on the respective lamp. When using it for the first time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears (p.28). POWER switch Lens cap Remove the lens cap by pressing both knobs on the sides of the cap.
Step 4: Adjusting the LCD screen and viewfinder The LCD screen Open the LCD screen 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (2). 2 180 degrees (max.) 1 90 degrees to 2 90 degrees (max.) •...
Step 5: Using the touch panel You can play back recorded pictures (p.38, 44), or change the settings (p.66) using the touch panel. Touch the buttons displayed on the screen. Support the rear of the LCD panel with the palm of your left hand. Then, touch the buttons displayed on the screen.
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 slide the POWER switch.
Step 7: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” Inserting a disc A new 8cm DVD-R, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW is required for recording (p.16). • Remove dust or fingerprints from the disc beforehand, using the cleaning cloth supplied with your camcorder (p.134). ACCESS lamp (Disc) POWER...
Step 7: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” (continued) Close the disc cover. The [DISC ACCESS] screen appears. It may take some time to recognize the disc depending on the disc type and condition. xDVD-R You can start recording immediately after [DISC ACCESS] disappears from the LCD screen.
• After your camcorder recognizes the disc, disc information such as the date you started to use it and information on previously recorded areas appears for about 8 seconds. The information on previously recorded areas may not be displayed correctly depending on the condition of the disc. •...
Step 8: Selecting the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) of the recording picture (DCR-DVD205/DVD305/ DVD705/DVD755) By recording in the 16:9 (wide) mode, you can enjoy wide-angle, high-resolution pictures. • If you intend to view pictures on a wide TV, recording in the 16:9 (wide) mode is recommended.
Still images Slide the POWER switch to light up (Still) lamp. The image size ratio changes to 4:3. Select the recording media for still images (For DCR-DVD305/ DVD755). t [STILL MEDIA]. 1 Touch 2 Select the recording media for still images and touch •...
Easy Handycam - using your camcorder with automatic settings Using Easy Handycam operation Easy Handycam operation is a function for making nearly all settings automatic with just one press of the EASY button. Your camcorder automatically carries out the various adjustments required for shooting, so no detailed settings are required.
Recording with ease DCR-DVD105/ DVD605: Movies Slide the POWER switch A in the direction of the arrow to light up the (Movie) lamp. Press START/STOP B (or C). • The default settings is [SP] (p.80). To stop recording, press START/STOP again. To record the next images Perform step 2.
Before Easy Handycam operation Turn on your camcorder and press EASY to set to Easy Handycam operation (p.34). [Easy Handycam operation ON.] appears, then Still images Slide the POWER switch A in the direction of the arrow to light up the lamp.
Playing back with ease PLAY/EDIT A (or B) Press The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. Previous 6 pictures Next 6 pictures Returns to the recording screen tab: Displays the movies. tab: Displays the still images on the disc. tab: Displays the still images on the “Memory Stick Duo”...
Before Easy Handycam operation Turn on your camcorder and press EASY to set to Easy Handycam operation (p.34). [Easy Handycam operation ON.] appears, then • When playback of the selected movie reaches the end, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen. •...
Preparation for playing back on a DVD player (Finalizing) Finalizing makes the recorded DVD compatible for playback with DVD devices and DVD drives of computers. With Easy Handycam operation, your DVD Handycam sets up the following options automatically. Therefore, you can finalize a disc easily. –...
Finalizing a disc Touch the LCD screen in the following steps. • Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC adaptor during finalizing. • The shorter the amount of material recorded, the longer it takes for finalizing. Completed a disc Remove the disc from your camcorder.
Recording/Playback Recording Remove the lens cap. DCR-DVD105/DVD605: Movies Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to light up the lamp. Press START/STOP A (or B). To stop recording, press START/STOP again. START/STOP B (Movie) 60min [STBY] PHOTO POWER switch START/STOP A Slide the POWER switch in...
Still Images Slide the POWER switch to light up the Select the recording media for still images (For DCR-DVD305/DVD755). t [STILL MEDIA]. 1 Touch 2 Select the media for recording still images, then touch The recording screen returns with the selected recording media displayed at the top right. •...
Playback Remove the lens cap. Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder. PLAY/EDIT A (or B). Press The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. Previous 6 pictures Next 6 pictures Returns to the recording screen tab: Displays the movies. tab: Displays the still images on the disc.
Start playing back. Movies Touch tab and the movie to be played back. Beginning of the scene/ Toggles Play or previous scene Pause as you touch Stop (go to the Reverse/ VISUAL INDEX screen) Forward • When playback of the selected movie reaches the end, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen.
Functions used for recording/playback, etc. DCR-DVD305/DVD755: DCR-DVD205/DVD705: DCR-DVD105/DVD605: Recording To use zoom ... 15 Move the power zoom lever 1 slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Wider range of view: (Wide) Close view: (Telephoto) •...
5.1ch surround sound with your camcorder. • If your supplied microphone is lost or damaged, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. You must also leave your camcorder with us so that we can tune your new or repaired microphone.
Functions used for recording/playback, etc. (continued) DCR-DVD305/DVD755: DCR-DVD205/DVD705: DCR-DVD105/DVD605: To record in mirror mode ... 0 Open the LCD screen 0 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (2). • A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the picture will be normal when recorded.
1 Play back the picture you want to magnify. 2 Magnify the picture with T (Telephoto). A frame appears on the LCD screen. 3 Touch the portion that you want to display in the center of the LCD screen. 4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).
Checking/Deleting the last scene (Review/Review deleting) You can check or delete the last recorded scene. You cannot delete it if: – you have removed the disc. – you have recorded the new movies or still images. Checking the last scene (Review) Slide the POWER switch to light up (Movie) or...
Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies 1 Remaining battery (approx.) (49) 2 Recording mode (HQ / SP / LP) (80) 3 Recording status ([STBY] (standby) / [REC] (recording)) 4 Counter (hour: minute: second) 5 Disc type (16) 6 Recording format of a DVD-RW (16) 7 Remaining recordable time of the movie (approx.) (83) 8 Review button (50)
Indicators displayed during recording/playback (continued) Indicators on the LCD screen and viewfinder When you can change the setup items, or during recording or playback, following indicators displayed. Upper left Upper Center Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning 5.1ch surround recording/ playback (46) Self-timer recording (73) Continuous photo recording /Bracket...
Remote Commander (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) Remove the insulation sheet before using the Remote Commander. Insulation sheet 1 DATA CODE (p.82) Displays the date and time or camera setting data of the recorded images (p.82) when you press this while playing back. 2 PHOTO (p.37, 42) The on-screen image when you press this button will be recorded as a still image.
Playing the picture on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of TV or VCR using A/V connecting cable 1 or A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO 2. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.21). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
• When you play back a picture recorded in 16:9 (wide) aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV not compatible with the 16:9 (wide) signal, set [TV TYPE] to [4:3]. When your TV is monaural (When your TV has only one audio input jack) Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and connect the white (left channel) or the red...
Playback on DVD devices Making the disc compatible with playback on DVD devices or DVD drives (Finalizing) Finalizing makes the recorded DVD compatible for playback with DVD devices and DVD drives of computers. • Playback compatibility with any DVD device is not guaranteed. The following settings are available before finalizing.
To add recordings to a finalized disc (p.63) Recordings cannot be added. Recordings can be added as usual. When the DVD menu or Photomovie has been created, a confirmation screen prompts you to confirm that you wish to add a recording. To play back a disc in a DVD device after adding a recording (p.58) Only in case 1 * Not possible for...
Making the disc compatible with playback on DVD devices or DVD drives (Finalizing) (continued) Finalizing a disc • It takes from a minute to a few hours for finalizing. The shorter the amount of material recorded on the disc, the longer it takes for finalizing.
To select a DVD menu style 1 Touch [DVD MENU]. 2 Select the desired style from 4 types of pattern with Select [NO MENU] if you do not create a DVD menu. t [END]. 3 Touch To change a Photomovie setting 1 Touch [PHOTOMOVIE].
Playing back a disc on DVD devices, etc. A finalized disc recorded with your camcorder can be played back on a DVD device, etc. (p.56). DVD+RW discs can be played back without finalizing. • Do not use the 8cm CD adaptor with an 8cm DVD as it may cause a malfunction.
Playing back a disc on a computer with a DVD drive installed • Do not use the 8cm CD adaptor with an 8cm DVD as it may cause a malfunction. • Even when you use a DVD+RW, you must finalize the disc (p.56). Otherwise, it may cause a malfunction.
Playing back a disc on a computer with a DVD drive installed (continued) The date the disc was first used is recorded on the volume label of the disc. <e.g.> When the disc was first used at 6:00 pm on January 1st 2006: 2006_01_01_06H00M_PM Images are stored in the following...
Using the Recorded disc (DVD-RW/DVD+RW) Recording additional scenes after finalizing You can record additional material on the finalized DVD-RWs (VIDEO mode)/ DVD+RWs by following the steps below if there is space to record on the disc. When using the finalized DVD-RW (VR mode) disc, you can record additional material on the disc without any additional steps.
Deleting all of the scenes on the disc (Formatting) Formatting makes the recorded disc new and reusable by deleting all the data recorded on the disc. The recording capacity of the disc is recovered by formatting it. • A DVD-R cannot be formatted. Replace it with a new disc. Formatting a finalized disc The disc is unfinalized and it has to be finalized again to enable playback in a DVD device.
Touch [YES] t [YES], then touch when [Completed.] appears. • You cannot change the movie aspect ratio which you set in step 6 for the DVD+RW. Format the disc again to change the aspect ratio. • During the Easy Handycam operation (p.34), the screen in step 5 does not appear even if you insert a DVD-RW in your camcorder.
Using the Setup items Using the Setup items Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to light up the respective lamp. : Settings for movies : Settings for still images When carrying out the playback settings, press Touch the LCD screen to select the setup item.
t[SETUP]. 1 Touch 2 Select the desired setup item. Touch to select the item, then touch in step 2.) 3 Select the desired item. • You can also touch the item directly to select it. 4 Customize the item. After finishing the settings, touch If you decide not to change the setting, touch x To change the setup items during Easy Handycam operation does not appear during Easy Handycam operation (p.34).
Setup items CAMERA SET PROGRAM AE SPOT METER EXPOSURE WHITE BAL. AUTO SHUTTER SPOT FOCUS FOCUS FLASH SET * SUPER NSPLUS NS LIGHT COLOR SLOW S SELF-TIMER SELF-TIMER DIGITAL ZOOM WIDE SELECT * STEADYSHOT STILL SET (p.75) BURST * QUALITY IMAGE SIZE * FILE NO.
STANDARD SET (p.80) REC MODE STILL MEDIA * VOLUME MULTI-SOUND MICREF LEVEL * SUR MONITOR * LCD/VF SET TV TYPE * USB SPEED * DATA CODE DISPLAY MOVIE PB REMAINING REMOTE CTRL * BEEP DISP OUTPUT SETUP ROTATE A.SHUT OFF SUB-T DATE CALIBRATION TIME/LANGU.
CAMERA SET Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (EXPOSURE/WHITE BAL./ STEADYSHOT, etc.) The default settings are marked with B. The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 66 for details on selecting setup items. PROGRAM AE You can record pictures effectively in various situations with the PROGRAM AE function.
EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of a picture manually. When recording indoors on a clear day, for instance, you can avoid backlight shadows on people next to the window by fixing the exposure to that of the wall side of the room.
CAMERA SET (continued) AUTO SHUTTER Automatically activates the electronic shutter to adjust the shutter speed when recording in bright conditions if you set it to [ON] (the default setting). SPOT FOCUS You can select and adjust the focal point to aim it at a subject not located in the center of the screen.
LOW ( Makes the flash level lower. • The setting returns to [NORMAL] when you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) for more than 12 hours. SUPER NSPLUS (Super NightShot plus) You can record pictures at a maximum of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot plus in dark places.
CAMERA SET (continued) DIGITAL ZOOM You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom greater than optical zoom magnification listed as below: DCR-DVD105/DVD605 DCR-DVD205/DVD305/ DVD705/DVD755 While recording on a disc. Note that the image quality decreases when you are using the digital zoom.
– when you change [REC MODE] (p.80)/with a DVD-R/DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)/DVD+RW inserted while 4:3 is set. To play back images on a DVD player or a DVD recorder, the way you see pictures on the TV screen may differ depending on your player.
128MB 256MB 512MB Top:[FINE] / Bottom:[STANDARD] • When using the “Memory Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable still images varies depending on the recording environment. Number of still images recordable on a disc (approx.) 0.7M] ( Top:[FINE] / Bottom:[STANDARD] •...
FILE NO. B SERIES Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the disc or “Memory Stick Duo” (For DCR-DVD305/DVD755 ) is changed. RESET Resets the file numbering to 0001 each time the disc or “Memory Stick Duo” (For DCR- DVD305/DVD755 ) is changed.
PICT.APPLI. (continued) Using the viewfinder You can adjust [EXPOSURE] and [FADER] while using the viewfinder by having the LCD screen rotated 180 degrees and closed with the screen facing out. 1 Make sure the (Movie) lamp lights up. 2 Extend the viewfinder, and close the LCD screen with the screen facing out.
COMPUTER Copies still images in the “Memory Stick Duo.” PRINT Prints still images in the disc using the PictBridge compliant printer. PRINT Prints still images in the “Memory Stick Duo” using the PictBridge compliant printer. • [USB SELECT] automatically appears on the screen in the following: –...
DISC SET (DCR-DVD105/DVD205/ DVD605/DVD705) / MEDIA SET (DVD305/DVD755) (continued) FORMAT (DCR-DVD305/ DVD755) When the “Memory Stick Duo” is formatted, all the data will be deleted. “Memory Stick Duo 1 Format the touching [YES] [YES]. 2 Touch when [Completed.] appears. • Even still images protected with another equipment against accidental deletion are deleted.
MULTI-SOUND You can select whether to play back audio recorded using other devices with dual sound or stereo sound. B STEREO Plays back with main and sub sound (or stereo sound). Plays back with main sound or the left channel sound. Plays back with sub sound or the right channel sound.
STANDARD SET (continued) STANDARD SET (continued) x WIDE DISPLAY (For DCR-DVD105/ DVD605)/VF WIDE DISP (For DCR- DVD205/DVD305/DVD705/DVD755) You can select how a 16:9 (wide) aspect ratio picture appears in the viewfinder. B LETTER BOX Normal setting (standard type of screen) SQUEZE (Squeeze) Expands the picture vertically if black bands at the top and bottom in 16:9 (wide) aspect...
DISPLAY You can select the number of thumbnails that appear on the VISUAL INDEX screen. Thumbnail Glossary (p.147) B ZOOM LINK Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12) with the zoom lever on your camcorder.* 6IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 6 images. 12IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 12 images.
STANDARD SET (continued) A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off) B 5min The camcorder is automatically turned off when you do not operate your camcorder for more than approximately 5 minutes. NEVER The camcorder is not automatically turned off. • When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet, [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to [NEVER].
Customizing Personal Menu You can add desired setup items to Personal Menu, and customize Personal Menu settings. This is convenient if you add frequently used setup items to Personal Menu. Adding a setup item You can add up to 27 setup items for (Movie), (Still) or PLAY/EDIT.
Customizing Personal Menu (continued) Arranging the order of setup items displayed on Personal Menu t [P-MENU SET UP] Touch t [SORT]. If the desired setup item is not displayed touch Touch the setup item you want to move. Touch to move the setup item to the desired place.
Editing on DVD Handycam Copying the still images (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) You can dub recorded still images from a “Memory Stick Duo” to a disc or from a disc to a “Memory Stick Duo.” • Use the AC Adaptor as power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during operation during copying.
Copying the still images (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) (continued) Copying the still images on the DVD to “Memory Stick Duo” Make sure to insert the recorded DVD and “Memory Stick Duo” into your camcorder. Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder and press PLAY/EDIT.
Deleting still images from the “Memory Stick Duo” (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) Make sure to insert the recorded “Memory Stick Duo” into your camcorder. Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder and press PLAY/EDIT. Touch tab. Touch [EDIT]. Touch [DELETE]. Touch the still image to be deleted. The selected scene is marked with Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
Editing the original data Using DVD-RWs recorded inVR mode, you can delete pictures or divide movies on the disc with your camcorder. Make sure to insert the recorded disc into your camcorder. Original Glossary (p.147) Deleting images Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder and press PLAY/EDIT.
When you touch , it changes to and the operational buttons below appear. Returns to the beginning of the selected movie. Adjusts the dividing point with more precision after the dividing point has been selected with To hide the buttons, touch •...
Creating the Playlist (continued) Touch t [YES]. Touch [YES] to see the Playlist or [NO] to return to To add all the movies on the disc at the same time Touch [ ADD ALL] in step 3. To add all the still images on the disc in a Playlist It is recommended that you create a Photomovie (p.94) beforehand, then add it in...
The selected scene is marked with Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image. Touch to return to the previous screen. Touch Select the designated position with [T]/[t]. Move destination bar t [YES]. Touch • When you have selected multiple scenes, the scenes are moved following the order appeared in the Playlist.
Creating the Playlist (continued) Converting all the still images on a disc to a movie file (Photomovie) Photomovie categorizes still images as a movie, you can add more images in the Playlist. Photomovie Glossary (p.147) Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder and press PLAY/EDIT.
Dubbing, Printing Dubbing to VCR/DVD devices You can copy pictures played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD recorders. After dubbing them to an HDD (hard disc drive) video recorder, you can enjoy images stored on the hard disc of the recorder.
Insert the recorded disc into your camcorder. Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder and press PLAY/EDIT. Set [TV TYPE] according to the playback device (p.54) (For DCR-DVD205/ DVD305/DVD705/DVD755). Insert the recording media for your VCR or DVD recorder. If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.
Recording images from a TV or VCR/DVD device (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) You can record pictures or TV programs from a VCR, TV or DVD device onto a disc using your camcorder. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.21).
Connect your camcorder to the TV or VCR/DVD device with the A/V connecting cable (supplied) 1 or the A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (optional) 2. • Connect your camcorder to the output jacks of a TV or VCR/DVD device. If you are recording from a VCR/ DVD device, insert the cassette or disc into the playback device.
Printing recorded still images (PictBridge compliant printer) (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) You can print out still images using a PictBridge compliant printer without connecting the camcorder to a computer. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation.
• Do not attempt the following operations when is on the screen. The operations may not be performed properly. – Operate the POWER switch. – Disconnect the USB cable (supplied) from the printer. – Slide the disc cover OPEN switch. –...
Using a Computer (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) Before referring to the “First Step Guide” on your computer When you install the Picture Package or Nero Express 6 software on a Windows computer from the supplied CD-ROM, you can enjoy the following operations by connecting your camcorder to your computer.
Before referring to the “First Step Guide” on your computer (continued) System requirements x When using Windows computer When using Picture Package on a computer OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded.
Installing software and “First Step Guide” You need to install the software to your Windows computer before connecting your camcorder to the computer. The installation is required only for the first time. Contents to be installed and procedures may differ depending on your OS. Using a Windows computer Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer.
Installing software and “First Step Guide” (continued) Read [License Agreement], check [I accept the terms of the license agreement] when you agree, then click [Next]. Select where to save the software, then click [Next]. Select [NTSC], then click [Install]. Click [Install] on the [Ready to Install the Program] screen.
2 Click [Next]. 3 Click [Finish]. Make sure [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.] is checked, then click [Finish]. The computer turns off once, then starts up again automatically (Restart). The short-cut icons for [Picture Package Menu], [Picture Package Menu destination Folder] (and “First Step Guide,”...
Music Contents without obtaining authorization or approval of the respective owners thereof. License of Picture Package by Sony Corporation would not be construed as conferring to you by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use the...
If you run into any problems using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, remove the power source and contact your Sony dealer. Overall operations/Easy Handycam The camcorder does not operate even when the power is set to on.
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged. • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p.21). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.
A problem occurs when the camcorder is connected to the AC Adaptor. • Turn off the power, and disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet. Then, connect it again. LCD screen/viewfinder An unknown picture appears on the screen. • The camcorder is in [DEMO MODE] (p.79). Touch the LCD screen or insert a disc or “Memory Stick Duo”...
Troubleshooting (continued) Disc The disc cannot be removed. • Make sure the power source (battery pack or AC Adaptor) is connected correctly (p.21). • Remove the battery pack from the camcorder, then attach it again (p.22). • Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (p.21). •...
The data file name is not indicated correctly. • Only the file name is displayed if the directory structure does not conform to the universal standard. • The file is damaged. • The file format is not supported on your camcorder (p.135). The data file name flashes.
Troubleshooting (continued) The external flash (optional) does not work (For DCR-DVD305/DVD755). • The power of the flash is not turned on, or the flash is not attached correctly. • You cannot record with the flash with: – During recording movies –...
Adjusting the image during recording Refer also to “Setup items” (p.117). The auto focus does not function. • Set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p.72). • The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually (p.72). [STEADYSHOT] does not function. •...
Troubleshooting (continued) Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen. • Set [STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p.75). Remote Commander (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) The supplied Remote Commander does not function. • Set [REMOTE CTRL] to [ON] (p.83). • Insert a battery into the battery holder with the +/– polarities correctly matching the +/– marks (p.141).
• This may appear on still images taken with other devices, edited on a computer, etc. No sound or only a low sound is heard when playing back a disc. • Set [MULTI-SOUND] to [STEREO] (p.81). • Turn up the volume (p.45). •...
Troubleshooting (continued) You cannot use [PROGRAM AE]. • You cannot use [PROGRAM AE] together with: – NightShot plus – [SUPER NSPLUS] – [COLOR SLOW S] – [OLD MOVIE] • [SPORTS] will not work when the POWER switch is set to You cannot use [SPOT METER].
[COLOR SLOW S] does not operate correctly. • [COLOR SLOW S] may not operate correctly in total darkness. Use NightShot plus or [SUPER NSPLUS]. • You cannot use [COLOR SLOW S] together with: – [FADER] – [D. EFFECT] – [PROGRAM AE] –...
Troubleshooting (continued) Editing for movies and still images on the disc (DVD-RW:VR mode) You cannot edit a DVD-R/DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)/DVD+RW with your camcorder. Unable to edit. • There are no images recorded on the disc. • Unable to edit because of the condition of the image. •...
You cannot copy the disc to the 12cm DVD. • Use the supplied software, Nero Express 6. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with Nero Express 6 for details. Prints cannot be made using a PictBridge printer (For DCR-DVD305/DVD755). • Your printer may not print images recorded using other devices. This is not a malfunction. Others You cannot delete an image.
3 Click [Hardware] tab. 4 Click [Device Manager]. The [Device Manager] window appears. 5 Make sure that [SONY DDX-C1002 USB Device] appears in [DVD/CD-ROM drives], [Generic volume] in [Storage volumes], and [USB Mass Storage Device] in [Universal Serial Bus controllers] respectively.
3 Click [Hardware] tab. 4 Click [Device Manager]. The [Device Manager] window appears. 5 Make sure that [SONY DDX-C1002 USB Device] appears in [DVD/CD-ROM drives], [Generic volume] in [Storage volumes], and [USB Mass Storage Device] in [Universal Serial Bus controllers] respectively.
Troubleshooting (continued) 4 Double-click [Driver] t [Setup.exe]. An error message appears when you place the supplied CD-ROM in your computer. • Set the computer display as follows: – 800 × 600 dots or more, High Color (16 bits, 65 000 colors) or more You cannot use the supplied CD-ROM on a Macintosh computer.
• The computer does not recognize the “Memory Stick Duo” during camcorder operation such as disc playback or editing. Finish camcorder operation before connecting the camcorder to the computer again. [Cannot start Easy Handycam with USB connected] or [Cannot cancel Easy Handycam with USB connected] appears on the screen of your camcorder.
Troubleshooting (continued) The “First Step Guide” is not displayed correctly. • Follow the procedure below and refer to “First Step Guide” (FirstStepGuide.pdf). 1 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your computer. 2 Double-click [My Computer]. 3 Right-click [PICTUREPACKAGE] (Disc drive)*. *Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.
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:21:00 C:(or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis...
Warning indicators and messages (continued) E (Battery level warning) Slow flashing • The battery pack is nearly used up. • Depending on the operating environment or battery conditions, E may flash, even if there are approximately 20 minutes remaining. % (Moisture condensation warning)* Fast flashing •...
x Moisture condensation % Moisture condensation. Turn off for 1H. (p.139) % Condensation. Cannot open. Remove disc later. (p.139) x Disc Overheated. Recording on disc disabled. Overheated. Cannot open. Try later. Z Recording on disc disabled. • A malfunction has occurred with the disc and it cannot be used.
Warning indicators and messages (continued) x “Memory Stick Duo” Reinsert the Memory Stick. • Reinsert the “Memory Stick Duo” a few times. If even then the indicator flashes, the “Memory Stick Duo” can be damaged. Try with another “Memory Stick Duo.” This is a read-only Memory Stick.
x Easy Handycam Cannot start Easy Handycam. (p.34) Cannot cancel Easy Handycam. (p.34) Cannot start Easy Handycam with USB connected. (p.34) Cannot cancel Easy Handycam with USB connected. (p.34) Invalid during Easy Handycam operation. (p.34) No recording in Easy Handycam operation.
Additional Information 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].
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. Set [AREA SET] and [DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME] in the LANGU. (p.28). World time difference 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 Area Time-zone Area setting...
About the disc See page 16 for the details of discs which you can use with your camcorder. Notes on use • Hold the disc by its edge while supporting the center hole lightly. Do not touch the recording side (the opposite of the printed side when using a single-sided disc).
About the “Memory Stick” (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) 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”...
About the “Memory Stick” (DCR-DVD305/DVD755) (continued) x 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. •...
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack This unit is compatible with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (P series). Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” P series battery packs have 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...
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (continued) Battery life • The battery life is limited. Battery capacity drops little by little as you use it more and more, and as time passes. When the available battery time is shortened considerably, a probable cause is that the battery pack has reached the end of its life.
• 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.
Maintenance and precautions (continued) x How to prevent moisture condensation When you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, put your camcorder in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about one hour).
On the pickup lens • Do not touch the lens inside the disc cover. Keep the disc cover closed except when inserting and removing the disc, to keep dust out. • When your camcorder does not work because the pickup lens is dirty, clean it with a blower (not supplied).
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.
Specifications System Video compression format MPEG2/JPEG (Still images) Audio compression format DCR-DVD105/DVD205/DVD605/DVD705 Dolby Digital 2ch Dolby Digital Stereo Creator DCR-DVD305/DVD755 Dolby Digital 2/5.1ch Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Usable discs 8cm DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW Recording format Movie DVD-R: DVD-VIDEO DVD-RW: DVD-VIDEO (VIDEO mode),...
(1 5/16 × 3/4 × 1 13/16 in.) (w×h×d) Mass (Approx.) 40 g (1.5 oz) Operating temperature 0°C to + 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Type Li-ion Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Glossary, Index Glossary x 12cm disc A disc with a diameter of 12cm. You cannot use 12cm discs with this DVD Handycam. x 5.1ch surround sound A system that plays back sound on 6 speakers, 3 at the front (left, right and center) and 2 at the rear (right and left) with an additional low-pass subwoofer counted as a 0.1 channel for frequencies of 120Hz or...
x MPEG2 MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, the group of standards for the coding (image compression) of video (movie) and audio. There are MPEG1 (standard definition) and MPEG2 (high definition) formats. DVD Handycam records movies in MPEG2 format. x Original A movie or still photo recorded by DVD Handycam onto a disc is called an...
Index Numerics 16:9 WIDE ...32, 64 4:3...32, 64 5.1ch surround recording...46 5.1-channel surround sound ...46 8cm DVD ...14 A/V connecting cable ...20, 54, 96, 98 A/V jack ...54, 96, 98, 102 AC Adaptor ...20, 21 ACCESS lamp Disc ...29 “Memory Stick Duo” ...31 Active Interface Shoe ...102 Additional recording...63...
Grip belt ...25 Help ...103 High-speed transfer...15, 104 Holding the camcorder ...25 HQ ...80 Icon ... See Display indicators ID1/ID2...54 IMAGE SIZE...76 Index DISPLAY ...83 MOVIE PB ...83 Index screen display button ...51 INDOOR...71 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...137 Initialize (Reset)...49 Install ...105 Insulation sheet ...53 Jack ...102...
Index (continued) POWER switch...21 Pre-installed rechargeable battery...141 Preparation Camcorder ...20 Computer...103 Previous/next button ...38, 39, 45 Print ...100 PROGRAM AE...70, 118 Protect...64, 131 P.MENU ...See Personal Menu QUALITY ...76 Rechargeable battery pack ... See Battery Recordable still images ...76 Recording ...36, 42 Recording format...16, 30 Recording time ...22 REC MODE ...80...
Wall outlet ...21 Warning indicators...127 Warning messages ...127 WHITE BAL. (White balance)...71, 118 WHITE FADER ...77 Wide angle ...46 WIDE SELECT ...32, 74 Windows ...104 WIPE ...77 World time difference...133 Write-protect tab ...135 Zoom...46 Zoom lever...46...
Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Picture Package is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW logo are trademarks. • Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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