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.
Cleaning Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set. Installation Water and Moisture Do not use power-line operated sets near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
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- Serial No.
– 8cm DVD-RW – 8cm DVD+RW – 8cm DVD-R – 8cm DVD+R DL Use the discs with marks listed below. See page 13 for details. For reliability and durability of recording/ playback, we recommend that you use Sony Continued ,...
Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued) discs or discs with a CAMERA) mark for your camcorder. * Depending on the place you purchase, the disc mark. b Note • Using a disc other than the above may cause the unsatisfactory recording/playback or you may not be able to remove the disc from your camcorder.
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.
Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued) MTF = Modulation Transfer Function. The number value indicates the amount of light from a subject coming into the lens. About this manual • The LCD screens and the viewfinder images and indicators shown in this manual were taken with a digital still camera, and may look different from what you actually see.
Table of Contents Read this before operating your camcorder ... 4 Table of Contents ... 9 Subject examples and solutions ... 11 Enjoying with Your Camcorder Enjoy using various “Media” according to your needs ... 12 Media for your camcorder ... 13 Using your camcorder ...
Table of Contents (Continued) Recording additional movies after finalizing ... 74 Finding the right disc (DISC SELECT GUIDE) ... 75 Repairing the image database file ... 76 Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered (DCR-DVD810) ... 77 Customizing Your Camcorder What you can do with the (SETTINGS) category of the HOME MENU ...
Subject examples and solutions Shooting Flowers in close-up B PORTRAIT ... 94 B FOCUS... 92 B TELE MACRO ... 92 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen B FOCUS... 92 B SPOT FOCUS... 92 Getting a good shot of a ski slope or beach B BACK LIGHT ...
Enjoying with Your Camcorder Enjoy using various “Media” according to your needs Selecting media You can select desired media for recording/playback/editing from the internal memory (DCR- DVD810), a disc or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (p. 28). To set the media for movies or still images, you can select either [MOVIE MEDIA SET] or [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (DCR- DVD810) according to your needs.
Media for your camcorder With your camcorder, you can record images on either the internal memory (DCR-DVD810), an 8cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R or DVD+R DL disc, or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” See page 6 for the types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder. Recording format for DVD-RW When you use a DVD-RW, you can choose the recording format from VIDEO mode or VR mode.
Media for your camcorder (Continued) Recording time of movies Figures in the table are the approximate recording time in minutes using the internal memory (DCR-DVD810) and on one side of a disc. The recordable time on the acceptable media varies depending on media type and the [REC MODE] (p.
Using your camcorder 1Selecting media (p. 28) You can select media separately for movies and still images. In the case of recording on a disc, select the disc that best suits your needs. Do you want to delete or edit images on your camcorder? * Select the recording format and format the disc on your camcorder (p.
Using your camcorder (Continued) 4Viewing on other devices Viewing images on a TV (p. 48) You can view the images recorded and edited on your camcorder on the connected TV. Playing the disc on other devices (p. 70) To play a disc recorded on your camcorder on other devices, you need to finalize the disc first.
“ HOME” and “ - Taking advantage of two types of menus “ HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your camcorder Category Categories and items of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category Items MOVIE* PHOTO* (VIEW IMAGES) category Items VISUAL INDEX* INDEX*...
“ HOME” and “ (Continued) Using the HOME MENU While pressing the green button, turn the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on your camcorder. (HOME) A (or B). Press (HOME) A (HOME) B Touch the desired category. Example: (OTHERS) category OPTION”...
Touch the item you want to know the content. When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen. To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO]. To deactivate the HELP Touch (HELP) again in step 2. Using the OPTION MENU Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functions available at that moment.
Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. AC Adaptor (1) (p. 21) Power cord (mains lead) (1) (p. 21) A/V connecting cable (1) (p.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack Battery Jack cover DC plug You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) (p. 119) after attaching it to your camcorder. b Notes • Your camcorder operates only with “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series). Turn the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to OFF (CHG) (the default setting).
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued) To remove the battery pack 1 Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). 2 Slide the BATT (battery) release lever (1) and remove the battery pack (2). BATT (battery) release lever b Notes •...
DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Continuous Battery pack recording time NP-FH40 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 When recording on a disc DCR-DVD610 Continuous Battery pack recording time NP-FH40 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Continuous Battery pack recording time NP-FH40 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 * Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, turning the Typical power on/off and zooming.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued) When playing a disc DCR-DVD610 LCD panel Battery pack opened* NP-FH40 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 DCR-DVD710/DVD810 LCD panel Battery pack opened* NP-FH40 (supplied) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 * When the LCD backlight is on. b Notes •...
Step 3: Turning the power on, and 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.
Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time (Continued) b Notes • If you do not use your camcorder for months , the built-in rechargeable battery gets discharged and the date and time settings may be cleared from the memory. In that case, charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p.
to save battery power. The recorded image will not be affected by the setting. To turn on the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP/ BATT INFO for a few seconds until disappears. b Notes • Do not press the buttons on the LCD frame accidentally when you open or adjust the LCD panel.
Step 5: Selecting media You can set the media to be used for movies and still images separately. For movies, you can select the internal memory*, a disc, or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” For still images, you can select the internal memory*, or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” DCR-DVD610/DVD710 In the default setting, movies are recorded on a disc.
Selecting media for still images (DCR-DVD810) Touch (HOME) t (MANAGE MEDIA) t [PHOTO MEDIA SET]. The still image media setting screen appears. Touch the desired media. b Notes • You cannot select a disc for the still image media. Touch [YES]. When [Completed.] appears, touch The still image media is changed.
Step 6: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” When you select [INT. MEMORY] in “Step 5,” this “Step 6” operation is unnecessary (DCR-DVD810). Inserting a disc When you select [DISC] in “Step 5,” a new 8 cm DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, or DVD+R DL is required (p.
Touch the option that is right for you on the screen. x DVD-RW Select the recording format, [VIDEO] or [VR] (p. 13), then touch x DVD+RW Select the aspect ratio of the movie, [16:9 WIDE] or [4:3], then touch Touch [YES]. When [Completed.] is displayed, touch When the formatting is completed, you...
Step 6: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Continued) Inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” This operation is necessary only when you select [MEMORY STICK] in “Step 5.” See page 6 on the “Memory Stick” you can use with your camcorder.
170 (100) b Notes • Numbers in the table are of when using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The recordable time varies depending on the recording conditions, the type of “Memory Stick,” or the [REC MODE] setting (p.
Recording/Playback Recording and playing back with ease (Easy Handycam operation) Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform recording or playing back operation without detailed settings. It also makes the screen font size larger for easy viewing. The images are recorded on the selected media (p. 28). Movies Turn the POWER switch G until the...
Playing back recorded movies/still images Turn the POWER switch G to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES) I (or D). Press The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the screen. (It may take some time to display the thumbnails.) Film Roll Index (p. 45) Previous 6 images Next 6 images Returns to the recording...
Recording and playing back with ease (Easy Handycam operation) (Continued) zTips • When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen. • You can slow down the playback speed by touching •...
To cancel Easy Handycam operation Press EASY A again. disappears from the screen. Menu settings during Easy Handycam operation (HOME) C (or B) to display Touch the menu items available for setup changes (p.17, 78). b Notes • Most of the menu items automatically return to the default settings.
Recording The images are recorded on the media selected on the media setting (p. 28). DCR-DVD610/DVD710 In the default setting, movies are recorded on a disc. Still images are recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” only. DCR-DVD810 In the default setting, both movies and still images are recorded on the internal memory. Open the lens cover (p.
Movies Turn the POWER switch (Movie) lamp lights up. Press START/STOP B (or C). [STBY] To stop recording, press START/STOP again. b Notes • You cannot record still images on a disc. z Tips • See page 14 for the recordable time of movies, and page 83 for the number of recordable still images. •...
Recording (Continued) Zooming You can zoom in up to the magnifications shown in the following table. DCR-DVD610 DCR-DVD710/DVD810 You can adjust the magnification with the power zoom lever or the zoom button on the LCD frame. Wider range of view: (Wide angle) Close view: (Telephoto) Move the power zoom lever slightly for a...
Starting to record quickly (QUICK ON) QUICK ON If you press QUICK ON instead of turning off the POWER switch, the power consumption will be reduced (sleep mode). In sleep mode, the QUICK ON lamp flashes. If you press QUICK ON again when you want to start next recording, your camcorder will be ready for recording after about 1 second.
Recording (Continued) Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (2). z Tips • A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.
Playback You can play back images recorded on the media selected in the media setting (p. 28). DCR-DVD610/DVD710 In the default setting, movies on a disc are played. Still images are recorded and played on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” only. DCR-DVD810 In the default setting, images in the internal memory are played.
Playback (Continued) z Tips • The number of the images on the VISUAL INDEX screen can be changed 6 y 12 by moving the power zoom lever . To fix this number, touch IMAGES SET] t [ Start playback. Movies Touch the tab and the movie to be played back.
To adjust the sound volume of movies While playing back movies, touch (OPTION) t tab t [VOLUME], then adjust the volume with z Tips • You can switch screen to the VISUAL INDEX (HOME) D (or E) t screen by touching (VIEW IMAGES) t [VISUAL INDEX].
Playback (Continued) Touch to search for the desired face image, then select the face image of the scene you want to play back. Playback starts from the selected scene. b Notes • Faces may not be detected depending on recording conditions. Example: People wearing glasses or hats, or not facing towards the camera.
1 Play back the still image you want to magnify. 2 Magnify the still image with T (Telephoto). The screen is framed. 3 Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame. 4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).
Playing the images on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable 1 or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO 2. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.
b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to a TV compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system, set [TV TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode automatically. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV. • When you set [TV TYPE] to [4:3], the image quality may deteriorate.
Editing (OTHERS) category This category enables you to edit or print images on the media, or copy them onto your computer for viewing, editing or creating an original DVD. (OTHERS) category b Notes • You can select the media of the image to be (HOME) t edited by touching (MANAGE MEDIA) t [MOVIE...
Deleting images b Notes • You cannot restore images once they are deleted. z Tips • You can select up to 100 images at one time. Deleting movies Select beforehand the media which contains the movie you want to delete (p. 28). b Notes •...
Deleting images (Continued) To delete the most recently recorded movie 1 In step 3, touch [ DEL]. t [YES]. 2 Touch 3 When [Completed.] appears, touch You cannot delete the most recently recorded movie: – if you remove the disc from your camcorder after recording.
To delete all the still images recorded on the same day at one time 1 In step 3, touch [ DELETE by date]. Previous/Next date 2 Touch to select the recording date of the desired still images, then touch The still images recorded on the selected date are displayed on the screen.
Capturing a still image from a movie (Continued) Touch the movie that you want to play back and capture an image from. The selected movie is played back. Touch to pause at the point where you want to capture. The movie pauses. Play and pause toggles as you press Adjusts the capturing point with more precision after the capturing point has...
Dubbing/copying images to media within your camcorder Dubbing movies You can dub movies from the internal memory (DCR-DVD810) or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” to a disc. Insert a disc in your camcorder beforehand. The media you can select depends on your camcorder model.
Dubbing/copying images to media within your camcorder (Continued) If the disc space is not sufficient to record the entire movie, [Not enough memory space.] appears. Touch t [YES]. When [Completed.] appears, touch To dub all the movies recorded on the same day at one time 1 In step 3, touch [DUB by date].
z Tips • To check the copied still images, select [MEMORY STICK] on [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p. 28). Touch (HOME) t (OTHERS) t [PHOTO COPY]. The [PHOTO COPY] screen appears. Touch [COPY by select]. Touch the still image to be copied.
Dividing movies Select beforehand the media which contains the movie you want to divide (p. 28). Touch (HOME) t (OTHERS) t [EDIT]. Touch [DIVIDE]. Touch the movie that you want to divide. The selected movie is played back. Touch at the point where you want to divide.
Creating the Playlist A Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of the movies that you have selected. The original scenes are not changed even though you edit or delete the movies in the Playlist. Select beforehand the media to use to create, play, or edit a Playlist (p.
Creating the Playlist (Continued) b Notes • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while adding the movies. • Do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” while adding movies in the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
To change the order within the Playlist (HOME) t 1 Touch t [PLAYLIST EDIT]. 2 Touch [ MOVE]. 3 Select the movie that you want to move. The selected movie is marked with Press and hold the movie on the screen to confirm.
Dubbing movies to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders Connecting a device with the A/V connecting cable You can dub movies played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.
(HOME) t (SETTINGS) t touch [OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [DISP OUTPUT] t [LCD PANEL] (the default setting) (p. 87). • To record the date/time and camera settings data, display them on the screen (p. 84). • When you are connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack, and the red (right channel) or the white (left...
Dubbing movies to VCR or DVD/ HDD recorders (Continued) Connect the (USB) jack of your camcorder to a DVD writer, etc. using the supplied USB cable (p. 129). The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the screen. Touch media which contains the movie to be dubbed.
Touch the still image to be printed. The selected still image is marked with Press and hold the still image on the screen to confirm. Touch to return to the previous screen. Touch (OPTION), set the following options, then touch [COPIES]: Set number of copies of a still image to be printed.
Utilizing Media (MANAGE MEDIA) category This category enables you to use the media for various purposes. (MANAGE MEDIA) category Item list MOVIE MEDIA SET You can select the media for movies (p. 28). PHOTO MEDIA SET (DCR-DVD810) You can select the media for still images (p.
Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices (Finalizing) Finalizing makes the recorded disc compatible for playback with other devices and DVD drives of computers. Before finalizing, you can select the style of the DVD menu which displays the movie list (p.
Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices (Finalizing) (Continued) To add movies to a finalized disc (p.74) Unfinalize the disc. Movies can be added as usual. When the DVD menu has been created, a confirmation screen prompts you to confirm that you wish to add movies.
Finalizing a disc b Notes • It takes from a minute to a maximum of several hours to finalize a disc. The shorter the amount of material recorded on the disc, the longer it takes for finalizing. Place your camcorder in a stable place, and connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your camcorder.
Making the disc compatible with playback on other devices (Finalizing) (Continued) b Notes • During Easy Handycam operation (p. 34), the DVD menu style is fixed to [STYLE1]. • You cannot create a DVD menu for a DVD-RW (VR mode). Playing a disc on other devices Playing a disc on other devices...
z Tips • For details on operations and procedures, see the “PMB Guide” on the supplied CD-ROM (p. 97). The volume label of the disc The date when the disc was first used is recorded. <e.g.> When the disc was first used at 0:00 am on January 1st 2008: 2008_01_01_00H00M_AM z Tips...
Formatting deletes all images and returns the recording media to its original empty state. To avoid the loss of important images, dub or copy them on other media (p. 55, 62) before performing [MEDIA FORMAT]. Formatting the internal memory (DCR-DVD810) or “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your camcorder, then connect the power cord (mains lead) to the wall outlet (wall socket). Turn on your camcorder. Insert the disc to be formatted into your camcorder. Touch (HOME) t (MANAGE MEDIA) t [MEDIA FORMAT] t [DISC].
You can record additional movies on the finalized DVD-RW (VIDEO mode)/ DVD+RW discs after the following steps, if the disc has free space. When using the finalized DVD-RW (VR mode), you can record additional movies on the disc without any additional steps. b Notes •...
b Notes • Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation. • A DVD menu created during finalizing is deleted. • For a double-sided disc, perform these steps for each side of the disc.
Repairing the image database file This function checks the image database file and the consistency of movies and still images on the internal memory (DCR- DVD810), or movies in the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” and repairs any inconsistencies found. (HOME) t Touch (MANAGE MEDIA) t [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] t [INT.
Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered (DCR-DVD810) EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the internal memory. In this way, it may become more difficult to recover any original data. When you dispose of or give the camcorder to somebody, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].
Customizing Your Camcorder What you can do with the category of the You can change the recording functions and the operating settings for your convenience. Using the HOME MENU Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME). (HOME) (HOME) (SETTINGS) category Touch (SETTINGS).
MOVIE SETTINGS (Items for recording movies) Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page. How to set (HOME MENU) t page 78 (OPTION MENU) t page 90 The default settings are marked with B. REC MODE (Recording mode) You can select a recording mode to record a...
DIGITAL ZOOM You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom greater than optical zoom magnification. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom. The right side of the bar shows the digital zooming factor.
MOVIE SETTINGS (Continued) b Notes • When the remaining recordable time for movies is less than 5 minutes, the indicator stays on the screen. SUB-T DATE You can display the recording date and time when playing back a disc on a device with a subtitle display function.
7200 14500 b Notes • Numbers in the table are of when using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The recordable number of still images varies depending on the recording conditions or the type of “Memory Stick.”...
PHOTO SETTINGS (Continued) REDEYE REDUC (Redeye reduction) (DCR-DVD710/DVD810) You can set this function when you record still images using an external flash (optional) that is compatible with your camcorder. If you set [FLASH MODE] (p. 83) to [AUTO] or [ON] when [REDEYE REDUC] is set to [ON], appears on the screen.
CAMERA DATA Movie Still image C SteadyShot off D Brightness E White balance F Gain G Shutter speed H Aperture value I Exposure z Tips • appears in the following cases. – Still images recorded on your camcorder using an optional flash (DCR-DVD710/ DVD810) –...
SOUND/DISP SET (Items to adjust sound and the screen) Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page. How to set (HOME MENU) t page 78 (OPTION MENU) t page 90 The default settings are marked with B. VOLUME Touch to adjust the volume...
b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. • When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording. z Tips • This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way.
CLOCK/ LANG (Items to set clock and language) Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page. How to set (HOME MENU) t page 78 CLOCK SET See page 25. AREA SET You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock.
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. b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket), [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to [NEVER].
Activating functions using the The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. Various functions are displayed. Using the OPTION MENU While using your camcorder, touch (OPTION) on the screen. (OPTION) Touch the desired item.
Recording items on the OPTION MENU Items FOCUS SPOT FOCUS TELE MACRO EXPOSURE SPOT METER SCENE SELECTION WHITE BAL. COLOR SLOW SHTR S. NIGHTSHOT PLS FADER D.EFFECT PICT.EFFECT REC MODE BLT-IN ZOOM MIC MICREF LEVEL IMAGE SIZE SELF-TIMER FLASH MODE * Items that are included also in the HOME MENU ** DCR-DVD710/DVD810...
Functions set in the Items you can set only on the OPTION MENU will be described below. The default settings are marked with B. FOCUS You can adjust the focus manually. You can select this function also when you want to focus on a certain subject intentionally.
• Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 92) when it is hard to focus automatically. EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of an image manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark relative to the background. 1 Touch [MANUAL].
Functions set in the LANDSCAPE Select this to record distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows that comes in between the camcorder and the subject. PORTRAIT ( Select this to bring out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.
b Notes • Set [WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO] or adjust the color in [ONE PUSH] under white or cool white fluorescent lamps. • When you select [ONE PUSH], keep framing white object while is flashing quickly. • flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not be set.
Functions set in the D.EFFECT (Digital effect) When you set [OLD MOVIE], and you can add an old movie effect to images. To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF]. PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect) You can add special effects to an image during recording. appears.
Browser” does not support a Macintosh computer. On the advanced use of images on your camcorder connected to your Macintosh computer, see the following URL: http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/ ms/us/ Installing the software Environment for using “Picture Motion Browser” OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional...
What you can do with Windows computer (Continued) • Depending on your computer, 8 cm media (DVD+R DL, etc.) cannot be used. • If you use a Notebook PC, connect it to the AC Adaptor as the power source. Otherwise, the software will not work properly due to the power saving function of the PC.
Remove the CD-ROM from the disc drive of your computer. Operating the Picture Motion Browser • To start “Picture Motion Browser,” click [Start] - [All Programs] - [Sony Picture Utility] - [PMB - Picture Motion Browser]. • The basic operation of “Picture Motion Browser”...
What you can do with Windows computer (Continued) 6 Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and the computer. b Notes • Do not disconnect the USB cable while the ACCESS/access lamp is lit. • Before turning off your camcorder, disconnect the USB cable following the proper procedures described above.
If you run into any problems using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer. • Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/ Remote Commander ... 101 • Batteries/Power sources ... 102 •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) Even if you press EASY, menu settings do not switch to their defaults automatically. • Following menu settings remain as they were set even during Easy Handycam operation (p. 34). – [MOVIE MEDIA SET] – [PHOTO MEDIA SET]* –...
• Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 21). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
Troubleshooting (Continued) The indicators of the disc type and the recording format on the LCD screen are grayed out. • The disc may have been created on another device. You can play back the disc with your camcorder, but you cannot record additional movies on the disc.
The recording stops. • The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place. • Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off your camcorder and leave it about 1 hour (p.
Troubleshooting (Continued) [COLOR SLOW SHTR] does not operate correctly. • [COLOR SLOW SHTR] may not operate correctly in total darkness. Use NightShot plus or [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]. You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL]. • You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when: –...
The playback image is distorted. • Clean the disc using a soft cloth (p. 118). “ ” is indicated on an image in the DVD menu. • Loading of the data may have failed while finalizing the disc. For the following discs, make the disc capable of additional recording (p.
Troubleshooting (Continued) Movies cannot be divided. • A movie that is too short cannot be divided. • A movie protected on another device cannot be divided. Images cannot be deleted. • You cannot delete following movies (p. 51). – Movies recorded on DVD-R/DVD+R DL –...
Your camcorder is not recognized by the computer. • Install “Picture Motion Browser” (p. 98). • Disconnect devices from the USB jack of the computer other than the keyboard, mouse, and your camcorder. • Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and your camcorder, and restart the computer, then connect the computer and your camcorder again in an orderly manner...
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:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis...
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. (High temperature warning) Slow flashing • The temperature of your camcorder is getting higher.
Warning indicators and messages (Continued) Description of warning messages If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions. x Media Internal memory format error. • The format of the internal memory of your camcorder has been changed from the default format. You may be able to use the internal memory again after formatting it (p.
database file is created. The old recorded images on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” cannot be played back (Image files are not damaged). If you perform [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (p. 76) after creating new image database file, playing back the old recorded images may become possible.
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. Touch [AREA SET] and [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME] (p. 88). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences Lisbon, London +01:00...
• Do not modify the files or folders in the camcorder from a computer. The image files may be destroyed or may not be played back. • We (Sony) will not be responsible for the results of operating the data on the media in the camcorder from a computer.
Maintenance and precautions About the disc See page 13 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).
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) Care and storage of the discs • Keep the disc clean, or the image quality of the audio and video output may deteriorate. • Clean the disc with a soft cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out. For dirt, clean the disc with a soft cloth slightly moistened in water, then remove the moisture with a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo slot. Doing so may cause a malfunction. • Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” in the following locations: – Places subject to extremely high temperature, such as a car parked outside in the summer –...
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) To charge the battery pack • Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your camcorder. • We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) until the CHG (charge) lamp turns off.
• 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) 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 ambient temperature after about 1 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 camera blower (optional).
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) On charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery Your camcorder has a pre-installed rechargeable battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG). The pre- installed rechargeable battery is always charged while your camcorder is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is...
Specifications System Video compression format MPEG2/JPEG (Still images) Audio compression format DCR-DVD610 Dolby Digital 2ch Dolby Digital Stereo Creator DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Dolby Digital 2/5.1ch Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Internal memory (DCR-DVD810) 8 GB When measuring media capacity, 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management.
Micro,” “MagicGate,” “ “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R DL logo are trademarks. • Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Source code is provided on the web. To download, go to the following website and select DCR-DVD810. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM.
Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. A NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch (41) B Memory Stick Duo slot/cover and access lamp (32) The access lamp lights for both the internal memory* and a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
Identifying parts and controls (Continued) A POWER switch (25) B Viewfinder (27) C CHG (charge) lamp (21) (Movie)/ (Still) mode lamps (25) E Battery pack (21) F Built-in microphone (40) An Active Interface Shoe* compatible microphone (optional) will take precedence when connected. G Power zoom lever (40, 46) H PHOTO button (34, 39) I DC IN jack (21)
A 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. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your accessory for details.
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.
Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images A HOME button (18, 78) B Remaining battery (approx.) (22) C Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) D Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (80) E Media type (13) F Counter (hour/minute/second) G OPTION button (19, 90) H Remaining recordable time of movies...
Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued) Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning Audio mode ( MICREF LEVEL low (96) WIDE SELECT (80) Flash (83, 84) Self-timer recording (96) BLT-IN ZOOM MIC (96)
Glossary 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 120 Hz or lower.
Index Numeric 12IMAGES...85 16:9...48 16:9 WIDE ...31 4:3...31, 48 5.1ch surround recording...40 5.1ch surround sound ...40 6IMAGES...85 8cm DVD ...13 AC Adaptor ...21 Additional recording...74 AREA SET ...88 Aspect ratio...48 AUDIO MODE ...80 AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto slow shutter) ...81, 109 A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off) ...89 A/V connecting cable ...48, 62...
INDEX SET (Face Index set) ...82 Indicators ...134 INDOOR...94 InfoLITHIUM...119 Install (software)...97 Insulation sheet ...132 JPEG ...135 LANDSCAPE...94 LANGUAGE SET ...88 LAST SCENE DEL (delete) ...52 LCD backlight ...27 LCD BL LEVEL (LCD back light level)...86, 106 LCD BRIGHT ...86 LCD COLOR...86 LCD panel...26 Lens cover...26...
Index (Continued) SUNRISE&SUNSET ...93 S.NIGHTSHOT PLS (Super NightShot plus)...95, 109 TELE MACRO...92, 109 Tripod ...130 TV color system ...114 TV TYPE...48, 87 TWILIGHT ...93 UNFINALIZE ...74, 108 USB 2.0 ...97 USB cable...64, 98 Using abroad...114 VBR...14 VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder backlight)...86 VIDEO mode...13 VIEW IMAGES SET ...84 VISUAL INDEX ...35, 43...
Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español Paso 1: Comprobación de los componentes incluidos Asegúrese de que dispone de los siguientes componentes incluidos con su videocámara. El número entre paréntesis indica el número de componentes incluidos de cada artículo. Adaptador de ca (1) Cable de alimentación (1) Cable de conexión de A/V (1) Cable USB (1)
Paso 2: Recarga de la batería Batería Tapa de la toma Adaptador de ca Clavija de cc Puede recargar la batería “InfoLITHIUM” (serie H) después de colocarla en la videocámara. b Notas • La videocámara funciona sólo con una batería “InfoLITHIUM” (serie H). Deslice el interruptor POWER en el sentido de la flecha hasta la posición OFF (CHG) (ajuste...
Paso 2: Recarga de la batería (Continuación) Para extraer la batería 1 Deslice el interruptor POWER hacia la posición OFF (CHG). 2 Deslice la palanca de liberación BATT (batería) (1) y extraiga la batería (2). Palanca de liberación BATT (batería) b Notas •...
Tiempo de Batería grabación continua NP-FH100 DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Tiempo de Batería grabación continua NP-FH40 (incluida) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 Al grabar en un disco DCR-DVD610 Tiempo de Batería grabación continua NP-FH40 (incluida) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Tiempo de grabación normal (típico)* Batería NP-FH40 (incluida) NP-FH50...
Paso 2: Recarga de la batería (Continuación) DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Panel de LCD Batería abierto* NP-FH40 (incluida) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 Al reproducir un disco DCR-DVD610 Panel de LCD Batería abierto* NP-FH40 (incluida) NP-FH50 NP-FH70 NP-FH100 DCR-DVD710/DVD810 Panel de LCD Batería abierto* NP-FH40 (incluida) NP-FH50 NP-FH70...
Paso 3: Conexión de la alimentación y ajuste de la fecha y la hora Ajuste la fecha y la hora cuando utilice la videocámara por primera vez. Si no ajusta la fecha y la hora, aparecerá la pantalla [AJUS.RELOJ] cada vez que encienda la videocámara o cambie la posición del interruptor POWER.
Paso 3: Conexión de la alimentación y ajuste de la fecha y la hora (continuación) Para el mediodía, ajuste el reloj en 12:00 pm. Para apagar la videocámara Deslice el interruptor POWER hacia la posición OFF (CHG). b Notas • Si no usa la videocámara durante aproximadamente 3 meses recargable integrada se descarga y es posible que los ajustes de la fecha y la hora se borren de...
Para desactivar la luz de fondo de la pantalla LCD y conseguir que la batería dure más tiempo (DCR-DVD710/DVD810) Mantenga presionado DISP/BATT INFO durante unos segundos hasta que aparezca Este ajuste resulta práctico cuando utiliza la videocámara en condiciones de mucho brillo o si desea ahorrar energía de la batería.
Paso 5: Selección de un medio Puede definir en forma separada el medio que usará para películas y el que usará para imágenes fijas. Para películas, puede seleccionar la memoria interna*, un disco o un “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. Para imágenes fijas, puede seleccionar la memoria interna*, o un “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
Selección de un medio para imágenes fijas (DCR-DVD810) Toque (HOME) t (GESTIONAR SOPORTE) t [AJ.SOPORTE FOTO]. Aparece la pantalla de ajuste de medio para imágenes fijas. Toque el medio deseado. b Notas • No es posible seleccionar un disco como medio para imágenes fijas.
Paso 6: Inserción de un disco o un “Memory Stick PRO Duo” Si selecciona [MEMORIA INTERNA] en el “Paso 5”, la operación de este paso es innecesaria (DCR-DVD810). Inserción de un disco Si selecciona [DISCO] en el “Paso 5”, se necesita un nuevo DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R o DVD+R DL de 8 cm b Notas...
Toque la opción que desee en la pantalla. x DVD-RW Seleccione el formato de grabación, [VIDEO] o [VR], y luego toque x DVD+RW Seleccione la relación de aspecto de la película, [PANORÁM.16:9] o [4:3], luego toque Toque [SÍ]. Cuando aparezca [Finalizado.], toque Cuando el proceso de formateo finalice, puede comenzar a grabar en disco.
Paso 6: Inserción de un disco o un “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Continuación) Inserción de un “Memory Stick PRO Duo” Esta operación es necesaria sólo si selecciona [MEMORY STICK] en el “Paso 5”. z Sugerencias • Si sólo graba imágenes fijas en el “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, no son necesarias las operaciones posteriores al paso 3.
Notas • Los números de la tabla corresponden a la utilización de un “Memory Stick PRO Duo” fabricado por Sony Corporation. El tiempo de grabación varía según las condiciones de grabación, el tipo de “Memory Stick” o el ajuste de [MODO GRAB.].
Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español Grabación Las imágenes se graban en el medio seleccionado en el ajuste de medio. DCR-DVD610/DVD710 En el ajuste predeterminado, las películas se graban en un disco. Las imágenes fijas se graban sólo en un “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. DCR-DVD810 En el ajuste predeterminado, tanto las películas como las imágenes fijas se graban en la memoria interna.
z Sugerencias • Puede consultar el espacio libre para películas en el medio al tocar SOPORTE) t [INFO SOPORTE]. Películas Deslice el interruptor POWER A hasta que se encienda el indicador (Película). Presione START/STOP B (o C). [ESPERA] t [GRAB.] Para detener la grabación, presione START/STOP de nuevo.
Reproducción Puede reproducir imágenes grabadas en el medio seleccionado en el ajuste de medio. DCR-DVD610/DVD710 En el ajuste predeterminado, se reproducen las películas de un disco. Las imágenes fijas se graban y se reproducen sólo en un “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. DCR-DVD810 En el ajuste predeterminado, se reproducen las imágenes de la memoria interna.
z Sugerencias • El número de imágenes que aparece en la pantalla VISUAL INDEX se puede cambiar entre 6 y 12 al mover la palanca del zoom motorizado F. Para fijar este número, toque (AJUSTES) t [VIEW IMAGES SET]t [DISPLAY Iniciar reproducción.
Reproducción (Continuación) Ajustar el volumen del sonido de las películas (OPTION) t ficha t [VOL.] y luego ajuste el volumen Al reproducir películas, toque z Sugerencias (HOME) D (o E) t • Puede cambiar la pantalla a VISUAL INDEX al tocar (VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES) t [VISUAL INDEX].