This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. For customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222- SONY (7669). The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information...
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-PC1000 Serial No.
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 Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items ...8 Step 2: Charging the battery pack ...9 Step 3: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder ﬁrmly ...13 Step 4: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewﬁnder ...14 Step 5: Using the touch panel ...15 Changing the language setting ...15 Checking the screen indicators (Display guide) ...15 Step 6: Setting the date and time ...16...
Indicators displayed during recording/playback...28 Searching for the starting point ...31 Searching for the last scene of the most recent recording (END SEARCH) ...31 Searching manually (EDIT SEARCH)...31 Reviewing the most recently recorded scenes (Rec review)...31 Remote Commander ...32 Searching quickly for a desired scene (Zero set memory)...32 Searching for a scene by date of recording (Date search) ...33 Playing the picture on a TV ...34 Using the Menu...
Deleting recorded pictures from the “Memory Stick Duo”...69 Marking images on the “Memory Stick Duo” with speciﬁc information (Image protection/Print mark) ...69 Printing recorded images (PictBridge compliant printer)...70 Jacks to connect external devices...72 Using a computer Before referring to the “First Step Guide” on your computer ...73 Installing the software and “First Step Guide”...
Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. “Memory Stick Duo” 16MB (1) (p. 18, 108) Memory Stick Duo adaptor (1) (p. 109) AC Adaptor (1) (p.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (A series) (p. 110) after attaching it to your camcorder. POWER switch DC IN jack DC plug To the wall outlet AC Adaptor Power cord Slide the battery cover in the direction of the arrow .
Step2:Charging the battery pack (Continued) Slide the POWER switch up to (CHG) OFF. (The default setting.) Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station. Be sure that the mark on the DC plug is facing up. The ...
To charge the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Slide the POWER switch up to (CHG)OFF. Then connect the AC Adaptor directly to the DC IN jack on the camcorder. DC IN jack DC plug Facing the mark to the LCD screen. To the wall outlet AC Adaptor Power cord...
Step2:Charging the battery pack (Continued) Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack. Battery pack NP-FA50 (supplied) NP-FA70 Recording time Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack. Continuous Battery pack recording time*...
Step 3: Turning the power on and holding your camcorder ﬁrmly To record or play back, slide the POWER switch repeatedly to turn on the respective lamp. When using it for the ﬁrst time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears (p. 16). Slide the POWER switch repeatedly in the direction of the arrow to turn on the respective...
Step 4: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewﬁnder The LCD panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (). 90 degrees to the camcorder 180 degrees (max.) 90 degrees (max.)
Step 5: Using the touch panel You can play back recorded pictures (p. 23), or change the settings (p. 36) using the touch panel. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD panel to support it. Then, touch the buttons displayed on the screen.
Step 6: Setting the date and time Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the ﬁrst time. If you do not set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder or change the POWER switch position.
Step 7: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo” Cassette tape You can use mini DV cassettes only (p. 107). • The recordable time varies depending on [ REC MODE] (p. 54). Slide and hold the OPEN/ EJECT lever in the direction of the arrow and open the lid.
Step 7: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo” (Continued) “Memory Stick Duo” You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo” marked with (p. 108). • The number and time of recordable pictures varies depending on the image quality or the image size.
Step 8: Selecting the aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) of the recording picture By recording in the 16:9 (wide) mode, you can enjoy wide-angle, high-quality pictures. • If you intend to view pictures on a wide TV, recording in the 16:9 (wide) mode is recommended.
Recording/Playback with ease (Easy Handycam) With this Easy Handycam operation, most of the camera settings are automatically adjusted optimally, which frees you from detailed adjustment. Since only basic functions become available and screen font size increases for easy viewing, even ﬁrst time users can enjoy easy operation.
Playing back with ease Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Press EASY . The EASY lights up in blue. Start playing back. Movies Touch , then touch start playback. Slow playback is available on the Remote Commander.
Recording CAM CTRL dial REC START/ STOP Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the respective lamp to select a recording medium. To record on a tape, light up the CAMERA-TAPE lamp. To record on a “Memory Stick Duo,”...
Playback Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Start playing back. Movies On a Tape: Touch , then touch start playback. Stop Play/Pause toggles as you touch it ...
Functions used for recording/playback, etc. Recording To use zoom ... Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Wider range of view: (Wide angle) Close view: (Telephoto) • You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons •...
To record sound with more presence (4CH MIC recording) ... Connect the optional microphone (ECM- HQP1) to the Active Interface Shoe 72). See [EXT SUR MIC] on page 55 for details. To use the ﬂash ... Press (ﬂash) repeatedly to select a setting. No indicator displayed: Automatically ﬂashes when there is insufﬁcient ambient light.
Functions used for recording/playback, etc. (Continued) Playback To use PB zoom ... You can magnify pictures from about 1.1 to 5 times the original size. Magniﬁcation can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons ...
Other part names and functions Internal stereo microphone When an external microphone is connected, the audio input from the external microphone takes precedence over others. Speaker Sounds come out from the speaker. For how to adjust the volume, see page 23. •...
Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies In the CAMERA-TAPE mode Remaining battery (approx.) Recording mode ( or ) (54) Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) Time code (hour: minute: second: frame)/Tape counter (hour: minute: second) ...
( ) is a reference page. The indicators during recording will not be recorded. Viewing movies On a tape Tape transport indicator Video operation buttons (23) When there is a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camcorder, changes to (“Memory Stick Duo”...
Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued) Indicators when you made changes You can check the [DISP GUIDE] (p. 15) to check the function of each indicator that appears on the LCD screen. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning EXT SUR MIC (55) 4CH MIC recording (55) AUDIO MODE (54) Continuous photo...
Searching for the starting point Make sure that the CAMERA-TAPE lamp lights up (p. 22). Searching for the last scene of the most recent recording (END SEARCH) [END SEARCH] will not work once you eject the cassette after you have recorded on the tape.
Remote Commander Remove the insulation sheet before using the Remote Commander. Insulation sheet PHOTO (p. 22) The on-screen image when you press this button will be recorded as a still image. SEARCH M. (p. 33) ...
Searching for a scene by date of recording (Date search) You can locate the point where the recording date changes. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Press SEARCH M. Press (previous)/ to select a recording date. 0:00:00:00 DATE -01 SEACH...
Playing the picture on a TV Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 11). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected. A/V jack* : Signal ﬂow A/V connecting cable (supplied) ...
• On some 4:3 TVs, the still image recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio may not appear in full screen. This is not a malfunction. • When you play back a picture recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV not compatible with the 16:9 signal, set [TV TYPE] to [4:3].
Using the menu items Follow the instructions below to use each of the menu items listed after this page. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the respective lamp. [CAMERA-TAPE] lamp: [CAMERA-MEMORY] lamp: Duo” [PLAY/EDIT] lamp: settings for viewing/editing Touch the LCD screen to select the menu item.
After ﬁnishing the settings, touch If you decide not to change the setting, touch You can also change the settings to [FOCUS], [EXPOSURE], [AE SHIFT] or [WB SHIFT] • using the CAM CTRL dial (p. 61). During Easy Handycam operation, if you press [MENU] on the screen, the buttons for the •...
Menu items • The menu items available for the operation () differ depending on where the lit lamp for the POWER switch is positioned. CAMERA SET menu PROGRAM AE SPOT METER EXPOSURE WHITE BAL. SHARPNESS AUTO SHUTTER AE SHIFT CAMERA COLOR WB SHIFT SPOT FOCUS FOCUS...
Position of lamp: SMTH INT.REC INT.REC-STL DEMO MODE PictBridge PRINT USB SELECT EDIT/PLAY menu (p. 53) VAR. SPD PB REC CTRL AUD DUB CTRL REC MOVIE BURN DVD END SEARCH STANDARD SET menu REC MODE AUDIO MODE VOLUME MULTI-SOUND AUDIO MIX EXT SUR MIC LCD/VF SET DV OUT...
CAMERA SET menu Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions (EXPOSURE/WHITE BAL./STEADYSHOT, etc.) The default settings are marked with . The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 36 for details on selecting menu items.
Touch [MANUAL]. Adjust the exposure by touching Touch appears. To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] • You can also adjust the setting using the CAM CTRL dial (p. 61). WHITE BAL. (White balance) You can adjust the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment.
CAMERA SET menu (Continued) AE SHIFT When you set [AE SHIFT] to [ON], you can adjust the exposure using (bright). and the setting value appear when [AE SHIFT] is set to [ON]. • You cannot use [AE SHIFT] when [EXPOSURE] is set to [MANUAL]. •...
• When you ﬁnish focusing, the screen automatically returns to the normal picture display. TELE MACRO This is useful to shoot small subjects, such as ﬂowers or insects. You can blur away backgrounds and the subject stands out clearer. When you set [TELE MACRO] to [ON] ), the zoom (p.
CAMERA SET menu (Continued) The zebra pattern appears at a screen brightness level of about 100 IRE or higher. • Portions of the screen where brightness is about 100 IRE or above may appear overexposed. • The zebra pattern is diagonal stripes that appear in portions of the screen where brightness is at a preset level.
Note on the progressive recording mode In a normal TV broadcast, the screen is divided into 2 ﬁner ﬁelds and these are displayed in turn, every 1/60 of a second. Thus, the actual picture displayed in an instant covers only half of the apparent picture area.
Bottom: [STANDARD] is selected for image quality. • When using the “Memory Stick Duo” made by 1600 × 640 × Sony Corporation. The number of recordable 1200 * 480* pictures varies depending on the recording environment. • The image size of a 4:3 picture is as follows.
512MB 01:25:20 02:50:40 • When using the “Memory Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The recordable time varies depending on the recording environment. ALL ERASE Deletes all the pictures on a “Memory Stick Duo” without image protection, or in the selected folder.
MEMORY SET menu (Continued) NEW FOLDER You can create a new folder (102MSDCF to 999MSDCF) on a “Memory Stick Duo.” When a folder is full (a maximum of 9999 images are stored) a new folder is automatically created. Touch [YES] ...
OVERLAP (fade in only) WIPE (fade in only) DOT FADER (fade in only) SLIDE SHOW Plays back the images stored on a “Memory Stick Duo,” or in a folder in sequence (slide show). Touch [PB FOLDER]. Select [ALL FILES ( )] or [CURRENT FOLDER ( )], then touch...
PICT.APPLI. menu (Continued) DELAY MOTION (Delay motion) You can record a movie with a repeat effect. STILL Records a movie while superimposing it on a previously recorded still image. FLASH (ﬂash motion) Records a movie with a serial-still-image effect (strobe effect). LUMI.
• While using the back light function, you cannot select [SKINTONE]. And when you use the back light function with [PICT.EFFECT] set to [SKINTONE], the [SKINTONE] setting will be cancelled. • You cannot add effects to externally input pictures. The playback pictures edited with picture effects are output via the DV Interface (i.LINK) or (USB) jack without effect control.
PICT.APPLI. menu (Continued) [a]: Recording [b]: Interval Touch a desired interval time (1, 5 or 10 minutes) Press PHOTO fully. stops ﬂashing and the interval still image recording starts. To cancel [INT.REC-STL], select [OFF] in step ...
See page 66. BURN DVD When your camcorder is connected to a Sony VAIO series personal computer, you can easily burn the picture recorded on the tape on a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”) using this command. See “Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”)”...
STANDARD SET menu Settings while recording on a tape or other basic settings (REC MODE/MULTI-SOUND/ LCD/VF SET/DISP OUTPUT, etc.) The default settings are marked with . The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 36 for details on selecting menu items.
• For creating a 5.1ch surround sound compliant DVD, you need software and a device that supports this function. In the case of Sony products, a VAIO series personal computer pre- installed with “Click to DVD” (Ver.2.0 or later) supports this function.
STANDARD SET menu (Continued) LCD COLOR You can adjust the color on the LCD screen with Low intensity VF B.LIGHT You can adjust the brightness of the viewﬁnder. NORMAL Standard brightness. BRIGHT Brightens the viewﬁnder screen. • When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting.
DATE/TIME Displays the date and time. CAMERA DATA (below) Displays camera setting data. This cannot be selected during Easy Handycam operation. 60min 0:00:00:00 AUTO F1. 8 SteadyShot off* Exposure* White balance* Gain* Shutter speed Aperture value * Appears only during tape playback.
STANDARD SET menu (Continued) MENU ROTATE NORMAL Scrolls the menu items downwards by touching OPPOSITE Scrolls the menu items upwards by touching A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off) 5 min The camcorder is automatically turned off when you do not operate your camcorder for more than approximately 5 minutes.
Customizing Personal Menu You can add desired menu items to Personal Menu, and customize Personal Menu settings for each POWER switch position. This is convenient if you add frequently used menu items to Personal Menu. Adding a menu item You can add up to 28 menu items for each POWER switch position.
Customizing Personal Menu (Continued) Arranging the order of menu items displayed on Personal Menu Touch [P-MENU SET UP] [SORT]. If the desired menu item is not displayed, touch Touch the menu item you want to move. Touch to move the menu item to the desired place.
Using the CAM CTRL dial Assignable dial CAM CTRL dial * MANUAL button * You can adjust the assigned item manually. Press this button to switch the assigned item auto/manual setting. You can assign some of your setting items to the CAM CTRL dial and adjust the following settings with the dial opeation.
Using the CAM CTRL dial (Continued) Press and hold the MANUAL button for several seconds. The [DIAL SET] screen appears. STBY DIAL SET FOCUS EXPOSURE AE SHIFT WB SHIFT RESET [MANUAL]:EXEC Rotate the CAM CTRL dial and select an item to be assigned. Press the MANUAL button.
Connecting to a VCR or TV Connect your camcorder to a VCR or a TV to one of the following connections. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 9). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected. A/V jack* AUDIO/ VIDEO jacks...
Connecting to a VCR or TV (Continued) • You cannot use [DV STREAM] via the DV Interface (i.LINK) and via the (USB) jack at the same time. When using the DV Interface (i.LINK), disconnect the USB cable (supplied) from the (USB) jack. •...
• The following cannot be output via the DV interface (i.LINK): – Indicators – [PICT. EFFECT] (p. 50), [D. EFFECT] (p. 49) or PB zoom (p. 26). – Titles that are recorded on other camcorder. • To record the date/time and camera settings data when connected by the A/V connecting cable (supplied), display them on the screen (p.
Recording pictures from a VCR or TV (Continued) Start playing the cassette on your VCR, or select a TV program. The picture played on the connected device appears on the LCD screen of your camcorder. Touch [REC START] at the point you want to start recording.
Dubbing sound to a recorded tape You can add sound to a tape already recorded in the 12-bit mode (p. 54) without erasing the original sound. Connecting Active Interface Shoe Internal microphone A/V jack* : Signal ﬂow You can record audio by connecting in one of the following ways.
Dubbing sound to a recorded tape (Continued) • When you attach an external microphone (optional) to the Active Interface Shoe, you can check the picture and the sound by connecting your camcorder to a TV or other device using the A/V connecting cable. However, sound you are recording is not output from your camcorder.
Deleting recorded pictures from the “Memory Stick Duo” Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Touch 60min 60min 2 / 10 1920 101–0001 101–0001 MEMORY PLAY MEMORY PLAY P-MENU Select a picture you want to delete with •...
Marking images on the “Memory Stick Duo” with speciﬁc information (Image protection/Print mark) Selecting still images for printing (Print mark) The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard is used to select images for printing on your camcorder. By marking images that you want to print out, you do not need to reselect them when you print them out.
When connection is complete, (PictBridge connecting) appears on the screen. 1 / 10 1920 PRINT PRINT 101-0001 101-0001 EXEC One of the images stored on the “Memory Stick Duo” will be displayed. • We cannot guarantee the operation of models that are not PictBridge compatible.
Jacks to connect external devices Camcorder Handycam Station DC IN 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.
Before referring to the “First Step Guide” on your computer When you install the Picture Package Ver.1.7 software on a Windows computer from the supplied CD-ROM, you can enjoy the following operations by connecting your camcorder to your computer. • Software and features available for Macintosh computers differ from those available for Windows computers.
Before referring to the “First Step Guide” on your computer (Continued) System requirements For Windows users When using Picture Package OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional Standard installation is required.
Application: QuickTime 4 or later (QuickTime 5 recommended) Other: Disc drive When only copying pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo” on a computer OS: Mac OS 9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v 10.0/v 10.1/v 10.2/v 10.3) Application: QuickTime 3.0 or later (This must be installed to play back movies.) Others: (USB) port (This must be provided as standard)
Installing the software and “First Step Guide” on a computer (Continued) If the screen does not appear Double-click [My Computer]. Double-click [PICTUREPACKAGE] (Disc drive).* * Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer. Click [Install]. Depending on the operating system on the computer, a message appears notifying you that “First Step Guide”...
Click [Next] to install the “First Step Guide.” Depending on the computer, this screen may not be displayed. In such a case, skip to step 11. Follow the on-screen instructions until installation of “First Step Guide” is complete. Click [Next], then follow the on-screen instructions until installation of ImageMixer VCD2 is complete.
Installing the software and “First Step Guide” on a computer (Continued) 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] and [Picture Package Menu destination Folder] (and “First Step...
Installing on a Macintosh computer Conﬁrm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer. Turn on the computer. Close all applications running on the computer before installing the software. Place the CD-ROM in the disc drive of your computer. Double-click CD-ROM icon.
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 Music...
• You can only use an i.LINK cable (optional) for this operation. You cannot use a USB cable (supplied). * 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...
Creating a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”) (Continued) Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp. Insert a recorded cassette into your camcorder. Connect the Handycam Station to a computer via an i.LINK cable (optional) (p. 81). •...
• When any of the following occurs, copying of the picture is canceled. A DVD containing the data up to the point the operation was canceled is created. Refer to the help ﬁles of “Click to DVD Automatic Mode Launcher” for details. –...
Connecting an analog VCR to the computer via your camcorder (Signal convert function) Using the A/V connecting cable and an i.LINK cable (optional) or a USB cable (supplied), you can convert an analog signal output from an analog device such as a VCR to a digital signal and transfer it to a digital device, such as a computer, via your camcorder.
• While your camcorder is sending signals to other device, the LCD screen when using the i.LINK cable (optional). While sending such signals when using the USB cable (supplied), also appears. Set [DISP OUTPUT] to [LCD PANEL] on the menu (p. 57) beforehand. (The default setting is [LCD PANEL].) Connect the camcorder and the video device using the A/V connecting cable or the A/V...
Troubleshooting 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 power does not turn on.
The CHG (charge) lamp ﬂashes while the battery pack is being charged. • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer.The battery pack may be damaged.
Troubleshooting (Continued) LCD screen/viewﬁnder An unknown picture appears on the LCD screen or viewﬁnder. • The camcorder is in [DEMO MODE] (p. 52). Touch the LCD screen or insert a cassette or a “Memory Stick Duo” to cancel [DEMO MODE]. An unknown indicator appears on the screen.
The cassette is not ejected even when the cassette lid is open. • Moisture condensation is starting in your camcorder (p. 113). The Cassette Memory indicator or title display does not appear while using a cassette with Cassette Memory. • This camcorder does not support Cassette Memory, so the indicator does not appear. The remaining tape indicator is not displayed.
Troubleshooting (Continued) Image protection cannot be applied. • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the “Memory Stick Duo.” (p. 108) • Perform the operation again on the index screen (p. 69). You cannot mark pictures for print. • Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the “Memory Stick Duo.” (p. 108) •...
• The video head may be dirty. Use a cleaning cassette (optional). • Try again from the beginning. • Use a Sony mini DV cassette. (Auto redeye reduction) is selected, you cannot use the internal Continued ...
Troubleshooting (Continued) Adjusting the image during recording Refer also to “Menu” (p. 95). The auto focus does not function. • Set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 42). • The recording conditions are not suitable for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually (p. 42). [STEADYSHOT] does not function.
Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen. • Set [STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] (p. 44). Playback If you are playing back the pictures stored on a “Memory Stick Duo,” refer also to the “Memory Stick Duo” section (p. 89). You cannot play back the tape.
Troubleshooting (Continued) No sound or only a low sound is heard. • Set [MULTI-SOUND] to [STEREO] (p. 54). • Turn up the volume (p. 23). • Adjust [AUDIO MIX] from the [ST2/REAR] (additional sound) side until the sound is heard appropriately (p.
Menu Menu items are grayed out. • You cannot select grayed items in the current recording/playback situation. You cannot use [PROGRAM AE]. • You cannot use [PROGRAM AE] together with: – [COLOR SLOW S] – [TELE MACRO] You cannot use [SPOT METER]. •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) You cannot use [PROGRES.REC]. • You cannot use [PROGRES.REC] with [CINEMA EFECT] of [D. EFFECT]. You cannot use [FADER]. • You cannot use [FADER] together with: – [SELF-TIMER] – [COLOR SLOW S] – [D. EFFECT] – [FRAME REC] –...
Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to other devices Pictures output from the camcorder do not appear on the screen of the connected device. • When attaching the camcorder to the Handycam Station, close the DC IN jack cover on the camcorder, and then fully insert the camcorder into the Handycam Station in the correct direction securely (p.
Troubleshooting (Continued) You cannot input pictures. • You cannot input pictures while [DISP OUTPUT] is set to [V-OUT/PANEL] (p. 57). • You cannot input pictures if you press the DISPLAY BATT INFO button. The picture gets disturbed or dark, or the sounds get distorted. •...
Finish any camcorder operations before connecting the camcorder to the computer. The “Memory Stick” icon ([Removable Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick]) does not appear on the computer screen. • Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp on your camcorder.
• Display pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo” with the following procedures. 1 Double-click [My Computer]. 2 Double-click the icon for the newly recognized drive [Removable Disk (F:)] ([Sony MemoryStick]). It may take some time until the drive is recognized. If the computer does not recognize it, the USB driver may be installed incorrectly.
Some symptoms you can ﬁx by yourself. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display) C:04:...
Warning indicators and messages (Continued) (Eject cassette warning)* Slow ﬂashing: • The write-protect tab on the cassette is set to lock (p. 107). Fast ﬂashing: • Moisture condensation has occurred (p. 113). • The self-diagnosis display code is displayed (p. 101). ...
The tape has reached the end. • Rewind or change the tape. “Memory Stick Duo” Insert a Memory Stick (p. 18). Reinsert the Memory Stick. • Reinsert the “Memory Stick Duo” a few times. If even then the indicator ﬂashes, the “Memory Stick Duo”...
Warning indicators and messages (Continued) Flash Charging… Cannot record still images. • You are trying to record a still image while charging the ﬂash (optional). Lens accessory attached. Cannot use ﬂash. • A conversion lens (optional) or a ﬁlter (optional) is attached to your camcorder, the ﬂash light does not emit light (p.
i.LINK connected. No DV streaming by USB. • You cannot perform DV streaming using the USB connection while using the i.LINK connection. Finish the DV streaming, disconnect the i.LINK cable (optional), then connect the USB cable (supplied) (p. 52). DV streaming by USB... Cannot use i.LINK.
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].
Usable cassette tapes You can use mini DV format cassettes only. Use a cassette with the mark. is a trademark. Your camcorder is not compatible with cassettes with Cassette Memory. To prevent a blank section from being made on the tape Go to the end of the recorded section using END SEARCH (p.
About the “Memory Stick” A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a ﬂoppy disk. You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo,” which is about the half size of a standard “Memory Stick”...
On handling a “Memory Stick” Keep the following in mind when handling a “Memory Stick Duo.” • Be careful not to apply excessive force when writing on a memo area on a “Memory Stick Duo.” • Do not attach a label or the like on a “Memory Stick Duo”...
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack This unit is compatible with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (A series). Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” A series battery packs have the mark. What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between your...
• i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. • IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
DV Interface, see page 63. This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV Interface) compatible devices made by Sony (e.g. a VAIO series personal computer) as well as to video devices. Before connecting this unit to your computer, make sure that application software supported by this unit is already installed on your computer.
• If the following problem occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony DVM- 12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). – Mosaic-pattern noise appears on the playback picture or the screen is displayed in blue.
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) after using a cleaning cassette, it might be because the video head is worn. Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have the video head replaced. LCD screen • Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage.
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 recording 2 rotary heads, Helical system scanning system Still image Exif Ver. 2.2* recording system Audio recording Rotary heads, PCM system system Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Usable cassette...
Operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 temperature °F) Storage -20 °C to + 60 °C (-4 °F to + temperature 140 °F) Dimensions 54 × 117 × 102 mm (2 1/4 × (approx.) 4 5/8 × 4 1/8 in.) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 400 g (14 oz) main unit only 470 g (1 lb) including the...
Index (Continued) NEG.ART... 50 NEW FOLDER... 48 NORMAL ... 45 NTSC ... 106 Number of recordable pictures ... 46 OLD MOVIE ... 50 ONE PUSH ... 41 OPEN/EJECT lever... 17 Operation conﬁrmation beep ...See BEEP OUTDOOR ... 41 OVERLAP ... 49 PAL ...
STILL... 50 Still image Image size ... 46 Quality ... 45 Still image format ... 108 STILL SET... 45 Strap Belt ... 13 Sub sound... 54 SUNSET&MOON ... 40 System requirement ... 74 S VIDEO cable... 34, 63 S VIDEO jack ... 34, 63 Tape...
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