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Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
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-PC101
Serial No.
DCR-PC101
©2002 Sony Corporation
3-074-615-11 (1)
Model No. AC-
Serial No.
TM
SERIES

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  • Page 1: Digital Video Camera

    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-PC101 Serial No.
  • Page 2 Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam. With your Handycam, you can capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Handycam is loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy to use. You will soon be producing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.
  • Page 3: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. 1 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1), Power cord (1) (p. 15) 2 NP-FM50 battery pack (1) (p. 14, 15) 3 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 43) 4 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p.
  • Page 4: Main Features

    Main Features Recording moving pictures or still images, and playing them back •Viewing moving pictures recorded on tapes using USB cable (p. 174) •Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s using the USB cable (p. 178, 182) •Capturing images on your computer from your camcorder using the USB cable (p.
  • Page 5 Main Features Other uses Functions to adjust exposure in recording •BACK LIGHT (p. 32) •NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter (p. 32) •PROGRAM AE (p. 60) •White balance (p. 49) •Adjusting the exposure manually (p. 63) •Flexible Spot Meter (p. 64) Functions to give images more impact •Digital zoom [MENU] (p.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Checking supplied accessories ... 3 Main Features ... Quick Start Guide – Recording on a tape ... 8 – Recording on a “Memory Stick” ... 10 Getting started Using this manual ... 12 Step 1 Preparing the power supply ... 14 Installing the battery pack ...
  • Page 7 Table of contents Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture ... 139 Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) ... 143 Copying still images from a tape –...
  • Page 8: Recording On A Tape

    Quick Start Guide – Recording on a tape Connecting the power cord Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 14). AC power adaptor (supplied) Inserting a cassette Slide OPEN/ ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. This chapter introduces you to the basic features to record pictures on tapes of your camcorder.
  • Page 9 Recording a picture Remove the lens cap. Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the screen. Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, pull out the viewfinder until it clicks. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p.
  • Page 10: Recording On A "memory Stick

    Quick Start Guide – Recording on a “Memory Stick” Connecting the power cord Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 14). AC power adaptor (supplied) Inserting a “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick” slot This chapter introduces you to the basic features to record on a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 11 Recording a still image on a “Memory Stick” Remove the lens cap. Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the screen. Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, pull out the viewfinder until it clicks. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p.
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    — Getting started — Using this manual As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown in capital letters. e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep sound to indicate that the operation is being carried out.
  • Page 13: Precautions On Camcorder Care

    Using this manual Precautions on camcorder care Lens and LCD screen/finder (on mounted models only) •The LCD screen and the finder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen and the finder.
  • Page 14: Step 1 Preparing The Power Supply

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Installing the battery pack (1) While sliding BATT (battery) release lever in the direction of the arrow 1, slide the battery terminal cover in the direction of the arrow 2. (2) Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it clicks. To remove the battery pack The battery pack is removed in the same way as the battery terminal cover.
  • Page 15: Charging The Battery Pack

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Charging the battery pack Use the battery pack after charging it for your camcorder. Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). See page 205 for details of the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. (1) Install the battery pack on your camcorder.
  • Page 16: Charging Time

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Charging time Battery pack NP-FM50 (supplied) NP-FM70 NP-QM71 NP-FM90 NP-FM91/QM91 Approximate minutes at 25 °C (77 °F) to charge an empty battery pack The charging time may increase if the battery’s temperature is extremely high or low because of the ambient temperature.
  • Page 17 This unit is compatible with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery. “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have the mark. SERIES “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 18: Connecting To A Wall Outlet

    •Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC cable of the AC power adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC power adaptor. Using a car battery Use Sony Car Battery Adaptor (optional). Refer to the operating instructions of the Car Battery Adaptor for further information.
  • Page 19: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2 Setting the date and time Set the date and time when you use your camcorder for the first time. “CLOCK SET” will be displayed each time you set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY unless you set the date and time settings. If you do not use your camcorder for about three months, the date and time settings may be released (bars may appear) because the built-in rechargeable battery installed in your camcorder will have been discharged (p.
  • Page 20 Step 2 Setting the date and time The year changes as follows: 1995 2002 2079 To return to FN Press EXIT. If you do not set the date and time “– – – – – – – – –” and “– –:– –:– –” are recorded on the data code of the tape and the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 21: Step 3 Inserting A Cassette

    Step 3 Inserting a cassette (1) Prepare the power source. (2) Slide OPEN/ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens. (3) Push the middle portion of the back of the cassette to insert. Insert the cassette in a straight line deeply into the cassette compartment with the window facing out.
  • Page 22: Step 4 Using The Touch Panel

    Step 4 Using the touch panel Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen. Touch the LCD panel directly to operate each function. (1) Prepare the power source. (2) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. (3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR while pressing the small green button.
  • Page 23 Step 4 Using the touch panel Notes •When using the touch panel, press operation buttons with your thumb supporting the LCD screen from the back side of it or press those buttons lightly with your index finger. •Do not press operation buttons with sharp-pointed objects such as a pen. •Do not press the LCD screen too hard.
  • Page 24: Recording - Basics

    — Recording – Basics — Recording a picture Your camcorder automatically focuses for you. (1) Remove the lens cap and pull the lens cap string to fix it. (2) Install the power source and insert a cassette. See “Step 1” to “Step 3” for more information (p.
  • Page 25 Recording a picture Notes •Fasten the grip strap firmly. •Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording. •The recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded) are not displayed during recording. However, they are recorded automatically onto the tape. To display the recording data, press DATA CODE during playback.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Recording a picture Adjusting the LCD screen The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to the viewfinder side and about 180 degrees to the lens side. OPEN When closing the LCD panel, set it vertically, and swing it into the camcorder body. Note When using the LCD screen except in the mirror mode, the viewfinder automatically turns off.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Recording a picture Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen (1) When you set the POWER switch to CAMERA, press FN and select PAGE2. When you set the POWER switch to VCR, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22). When you set the POWER switch to MEMORY, press FN and select PAGE3. (2) Press LCD BRT.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    Recording a picture Adjusting the viewfinder If you record pictures with the LCD panel closed, check the picture with the viewfinder. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight so that the indicators in the viewfinder come into sharp focus. Pull out the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever. You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out.
  • Page 29: Using The Zoom Feature

    Recording a picture Using the zoom feature Move the power zoom lever a little for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Using the zoom function sparingly results in better-looking recordings. T: for telephoto (subject appears closer) W: for wide-angle (subject appears further away) To zoom greater than 10 Zoom greater than 10 is performed digitally.
  • Page 30: Shooting With The Mirror Mode

    Recording a picture Shooting with the Mirror Mode This feature allows the camera subject to view him- or herself on the LCD screen. The subject can see his or her own image on the LCD screen while you look at the subject in the viewfinder.
  • Page 31 Recording a picture Indicators displayed in the recording mode The indicators are not recorded on the tape. Remaining battery time Cassette memory This is displayed when using a tape with cassette memory. Recording mode STBY/REC 0:00:01 Time code/Tape counter 45min Remaining tape This appears after you insert a cassette and record or play back for a while.
  • Page 32: Shooting A Backlit Subject - Back Light

    Recording a picture Shooting a backlit subject – BACK LIGHT When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light background, use the backlight function. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press BACK LIGHT. The .
  • Page 33 Recording a picture Using NightShot Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then slide NIGHTSHOT to ON. indicator and “NIGHTSHOT” flash on the screen. To cancel NightShot, slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF. Notes •Do not use the NightShot function in bright places (e.g. outdoors in the daytime). This may cause your camcorder to malfunction.
  • Page 34: Using The Nightshot Light

    Recording a picture Using the NightShot Light The picture will be clearer with the NightShot Light on. To activate NightShot Light, set N.S.LIGHT to ON in the menu settings (p. 185). (The default setting is ON.) NightShot Light NightShot Light rays are infrared and so are invisible. The maximum shooting distance using the NightShot Light is about 3 m (10 feet).
  • Page 35: Self-timer Recording

    Recording a picture Self-timer recording Recording automatically starts in 10 seconds after you set the self-timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2 (p. 22). (2) Press SELFTIMER. (self-timer) indicator appears on the screen. (3) Press START/STOP.
  • Page 36: Checking The Recording - End Search/editsearch/rec Review

    Checking the recording – END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review You can use these buttons to check the recorded picture or shot so that the transition between the last recorded scene and the next scene you record is smooth. END SEARCH You can go to the end of the recorded section after you record. (1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1 (p.
  • Page 37: Rec Review

    Checking the recording — END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review EDITSEARCH You can search for the next recording start point. (1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 22). (2) Press MENU, then set EDITSEARCH to ON in (3) Hold down the 7/– · + side of EDIT. The recorded section is played back. : to go forward 7/–...
  • Page 38: Playback - Basics

    — Playback – Basics — Playing back a tape You can monitor the recorded tape etc. on the LCD screen. If you close the LCD panel, you can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can also control playback using the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder.
  • Page 39: To Display The Screen Indicators - Display Function

    Playing back a tape When monitoring on the LCD screen You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to the camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out. If you leave the power on for a long time Your camcorder gets warm.
  • Page 40 Playing back a tape Using the touch panel (1) In playback, press FN and select PAGE2 (p. 22). (2) Press DATA CODE. (3) Select CAM DATA or DATE DATA, then press (4) Press EXIT. Using the Remote Commander Press the DATA CODE button on the Remote Commander in playback. The display changes as follows: date/time t various settings (SteadyShot OFF, exposure, white balance, gain, shutter speed, aperture value) t no indicator...
  • Page 41: Various Playback Modes

    Playing back a tape Remaining battery time indicator during playback The indicator indicates the approximate continuous playback time. The indicator may not be correct, depending on the conditions in which you are playing back. When you close the LCD panel and open it again, it takes about one minute for the correct remaining battery time to be displayed.
  • Page 42 Playing back a tape Video control buttons Marks on your camcorder are different from those on the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder. Your camcorder: To play back or pause a tape To stop a tape To rewind a tape To fastforward a tape To play back a tape slowly To forward one frame at a time...
  • Page 43: Viewing The Recording On Tv

    Viewing the recording on TV Connect your camcorder to your TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder to watch the playback pictures on the TV screen. You can operate the playback control buttons in the same way as when you view playback pictures on the LCD screen.
  • Page 44: Advanced Recording Operations

    Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” during recording on a tape You can record still images on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby. You can also record still images on a tape (p. 47). Before operation •...
  • Page 45 Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” during recording on a tape “Memory Stick” For details, see page 113 for more information. Image size of still images Image size is automatically set to 640 480. When you want to record still images in different sizes, use the Memory Photo recording function (p.
  • Page 46 Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” during recording on a tape Self-timer memory photo recording You can record still images on a “Memory Stick” with the self-timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. Before operation •...
  • Page 47: Recording A Still Image On A Tape - Tape Photo Recording

    Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording You can record still images such as photographs. You can record about 510 images in the SP mode and about 765 images in the LP mode on a 60-minute tape. You can also record still images on a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 48 Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording If you record a moving subject with the tape photo recording function When you play back the still image on other equipment, the image may fluctuate. When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press the button.
  • Page 49: Adjusting The White Balance Manually

    Adjusting the white balance manually You can manually adjust and set the white balance. This adjustment makes white subjects look white and allows more natural color balance. Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 50 Adjusting the white balance manually If the picture is being taken in a studio lit by TV lighting We recommend that you record in the n INDOOR mode. When you record under fluorescent lighting Use the AUTO or HOLD mode. Your camcorder may not adjust the white balance correctly in the n INDOOR mode.
  • Page 51: Using The Wide Mode

    Using the wide mode You can record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9WIDE). Black bands appear on the screen during recording in 16:9WIDE mode [a]. The picture during playing back on a normal TV [b] or a wide-screen TV [c] are compressed in the widthwise direction.
  • Page 52 Using the wide mode Connection for a TV Pictures recorded in the 16:9WIDE mode automatically appear on the TV screen at full size when: – You connect your camcorder to a TV that is compatible with the video ID (ID-1/ID-2) system.
  • Page 53: Using The Fader Function

    Using the fader function You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. STBY NORM. FADER (normal) MOSC.FADER (mosaic) BOUNCE 1) 2) OVERLAP WIPE MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color. When fading out the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white.
  • Page 54 Using the fader function (1) To fade in [a] In standby, press FN to display PAGE1. To fade out [b] In recording, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press FADER. The screen to select the fader mode appears. (3) Select a desired mode. (4) Press The fader indicator you selected flashes.
  • Page 55 Using the fader function While using BOUNCE, you cannot use the following functions: – Exposure – Flexible Spot Meter – Focus – Zoom – Picture effect Note on BOUNCE You cannot select BOUNCE in the following mode or functions: – D ZOOM is activated in the menu settings –...
  • Page 56: Using Special Effects - Picture Effect

    Using special effects – Picture effect You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in movies or on the NEG. ART [a] : The color and brightness of the picture are reversed. SEPIA : B&W : SOLARIZE [b] : The light intensity is clearer, and the picture looks like an illustration. PASTEL [c] : MOSAIC [d] : (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 57: Using Special Effects - Digital Effect

    Using special effects – Digital effect You can add special effects to recorded pictures using the various digital functions. The sound is recorded normally. STILL You can record a still image so that it is superimposed on a moving picture. FLASH (FLASH MOTION) You can record still images successively at regular intervals.
  • Page 58 Using special effects – Digital effect (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears. (3) Press a desired digital effect mode. In STILL and LUMI., the still image is stored in memory.
  • Page 59 Using special effects – Digital effect Notes •The following functions do not work during digital effect: – Fader – Tape photo recording – Super NightShot – Color Slow Shutter – Recording on a “Memory Stick” in tape recording or tape recording standby •The PROGRAM AE function does not work in SLOW SHTR.
  • Page 60: Using The Program Ae

    Using the PROGRAM AE You can select PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) mode to suit your specific shooting requirements. SPOTLIGHT (Spotlight) This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater. PORTRAIT (Soft portrait) This mode brings out the subject while creating a soft background for subjects such as people or flowers.
  • Page 61 Using the PROGRAM AE (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU, then set PROGRAM AE to the desired mode in To return to FN Press EXIT. To turn the PROGRAM AE off Select AUTO in PROGRAM AE in the menu settings.
  • Page 62 Using the PROGRAM AE While WHT BAL is set to AUTO in the menu settings The white balance is adjusted even if the PROGRAM AE is selected. You can adjust the following functions while using the PROGRAM AE: – Exposure –...
  • Page 63: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Adjusting the exposure manually You can adjust and set the exposure. Normally the exposure is automatically adjusted. Adjust the exposure manually in the following cases: – The subject is backlit – To shoot a bright subject against a background – To record dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 64: Using The Spot Light-metering Function - Flexible Spot Meter

    Using the spot light-metering function – Flexible Spot Meter You can take a picture with the appropriate exposure automatically for just the point you want to focus on and with its exposure fixed. Use the Flexible Spot Meter function in the following cases: –...
  • Page 65: Focusing Manually

    Focusing manually You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following cases. Normally, focus is automatically adjusted. •The autofocus mode is not effective when shooting: – subjects through glass coated with water droplets – horizontal stripes –...
  • Page 66: Using The Spot Focus Function - Spot Focus

    Using the spot focus function – Spot Focus You can take a picture with the appropriate focus automatically for just the point you want to focus on and with its focus fixed. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 67: Interval Recording

    Interval recording You can make a time-lapse recording by setting the camcorder to automatically record and standby sequentially. You can achieve an excellent recording for flowering, emergence, etc. with this function. Example [a] REC TIME [b] INTERVAL (1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU, then set INT.
  • Page 68 Interval recording (4) Set INT. REC to ON, then press EXEC. (5) Press EXIT to return to FN. The INTERVAL indicator flashes on the screen. (6) Press START/STOP to start interval recording. The INTERVAL indicator lights up. To cancel the interval recording Perform either of the following: –...
  • Page 69: Frame By Frame Recording - Frame Recording

    Frame by frame recording – Frame recording You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using frame recording. To create this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make a frame recording. We recommend that you use a tripod, and operate the camcorder using the Remote Commander after step 4.
  • Page 70: Using The Viewfinder

    Using the viewfinder Pull out the viewfinder until it clicks, and then turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out. You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder. Use the viewfinder in the following case: When operating camera brightness and the fader (only in CAMERA) on the touch panel using the viewfinder.
  • Page 71 Using the viewfinder Notes •Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands. •Do not press the LCD screen with sharp objects such as a pen. •In VCR or memory playback, you cannot operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder.
  • Page 72: Advanced Playback Operations

    — Advanced Playback Operations — Playing back a tape with picture effect During playback, you can process a scene using the picture effect functions: NEG.ART, SEPIA, B&W and SOLARIZE. (1) In playback or playback pause, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU, then set P EFFECT to the desired mode in See page 56 for details of each picture effect function.
  • Page 73: Playing Back A Tape With Digital Effect

    Playing back a tape with digital effect During playback, you can process a scene using the digital effect functions: STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL. (1) In playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears. (3) Select a desired digital effect mode.
  • Page 74: Enlarging Images Recorded On Tapes - Tape Pb Zoom

    Enlarging images recorded on tapes – Tape PB ZOOM You can enlarge playback images recorded on tapes. Besides the operation described here, your camcorder can enlarge still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s (p. 154). (1) In playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press PB ZOOM.
  • Page 75 Enlarging images recorded on tapes – Tape PB ZOOM The PB ZOOM function is automatically canceled when you operate the following functions: – Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE). – Stop playing back. – Insert a “Memory Stick.” Images in PB ZOOM Images in the PB ZOOM mode are not output through the DV Interface and (USB) jack.
  • Page 76: Quickly Locating A Scene - Zero Set Memory

    Quickly locating a scene – ZERO SET MEMORY Your camcorder automatically searches for a desired scene having a tape counter value of “0:00:00”. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) In playback, press DISPLAY on the Remote Commander if the counter is not on the screen.
  • Page 77: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape By Title - Title Search

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – TITLE SEARCH If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can search for the boundaries of a recorded tape by title. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Before operation Set CM SEARCH to ON in the menu settings.
  • Page 78: Searching A Recording By Date - Date Search

    Searching a recording by date – DATE SEARCH Your camcorder automatically searches for the point where the recording date changes and starts playback from that point (DATE SEARCH). Use a tape with cassette memory for convenience. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
  • Page 79: Searching For The Date Without Using Cassette Memory

    Searching a recording by date – DATE SEARCH Note If one day’s recording is less than two minutes, your camcorder may not accurately find the point where the recording date changes. If a tape has a blank portion between recorded sections DATE SEARCH may not work correctly.
  • Page 80: Searching For A Photo - Photo Search/photo Scan

    Searching for a photo – PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN You can search for a still image you have recorded on a tape (PHOTO SEARCH). You can also search for still images one after another and display each image for five seconds automatically regardless of the cassette memory (PHOTO SCAN). Use the Remote Commander for these operations.
  • Page 81 Searching for a photo – PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN Searching for a photo without using cassette memory (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then set CM SEARCH to OFF in (4) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the PHOTO SEARCH indicator appears.
  • Page 82 Searching for a photo – PHOTO SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN If a tape has a blank portion between recorded sections PHOTO SEARCH and PHOTO SCAN may not work correctly. The available number of photos that can be searched using the cassette memory The available number is up to 12 photos.
  • Page 83: Editing

    — Editing — Dubbing a tape Using the A/V connecting cable You can dub or edit on the VCR connected to your camcorder using your camcorder as a player. Connect your camcorder to the VCR using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder.
  • Page 84 Dubbing a tape If your VCR has an S video jack Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable.
  • Page 85: Dubbing Only Desired Scenes - Digital Program Editing (on Tapes)

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto a tape without operating the VCR. Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programs. Your camcorder can dub on “Memory Stick”s. See page 143 for more information. Unwanted scene Before operating the Digital program editing on tapes...
  • Page 86 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate with the A/V connecting cable To edit using the VCR, send the control signal by infrared rays to the remote sensor on the VCR. When you connect using the A/V connecting cable, follow the procedures below, (1) to (4), to send the control signal correctly.
  • Page 87 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) EXIT OTHERS DATA CODE BEEP COMMANDER D I SPL AY V I DEO ED I T READY EXEC RET. V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST ”CUT - I N”...
  • Page 88 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) About the IR SETUP code The IR SETUP code is stored in the memory of your camcorder. Be sure to set the correct code, depending on your VCR. Default setting is code number 3. Brand * TV/VCR component Note on the IR SETUP code...
  • Page 89 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) (2) Setting the modes to cancel the recording pause on the 1 Press r/R to select PAUSEMODE, then press EXEC. 2 Press r/R to select the mode to cancel recording pause on the VCR, then press EXEC.
  • Page 90 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) (4) Confirming the VCR operation 1 Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording pause. 2 Press r/R to select IR TEST, then press EXEC. 3 Press r/R to select EXECUTE, then press EXEC.
  • Page 91 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) EXIT OTHERS DATA CODE BEEP COMMANDER D I SPL AY V I DEO ED I T READY EXEC RET. EXIT OTHERS DATA CODE BEEP COMMANDER D I SPL AY V I DEO ED I T RETURN TAPE MEMORY...
  • Page 92 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Step 3: Adjusting the synchronization of the VCR You can adjust the synchronization of your camcorder and the VCR. Prepare a pen and paper for notes. Before operation, eject a cassette from your camcorder (if inserted). (1) Insert a recordable tape into the VCR, then set the VCR to recording pause.
  • Page 93 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST RETURN ”CUT - I N” EXECUTE ”CUT -OUT” I R SETUP ENGAGE PAUSEMODE REC PAUSE I R TEST V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET EXEC...
  • Page 94 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Operation 1: Making the Program (1) Insert the tape for playback into your camcorder, and insert a tape for recording into the VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in (4) Press r/R to select TAPE, then press EXEC.
  • Page 95 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Erasing the program you have set Erase OUT mark first, and then IN mark of the last program. (1) Press UNDO. (2) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set program mark flashes, then DELETE ? appears.
  • Page 96 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Operation 2: Performing Digital program editing (Dubbing a tape) Make sure your camcorder and the VCR are connected, and that the VCR is set to recording pause. When you use an i.LINK cable the following procedure is not necessary.
  • Page 97: Recording Video Or Tv Programs

    Recording video or TV programs Using the A/V connecting cable You can record a tape from another VCR or a TV program from a TV that has video/ audio outputs. Use your camcorder as a recorder. Before operation Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.) (1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into your camcorder.
  • Page 98 Recording video or TV programs If your TV or VCR has an S video jack Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable.
  • Page 99 Recording video or TV programs When you have finished dubbing a tape Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR. You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable. See page 206 for more information about i.LINK. When you dub a picture in digital form The color of the display may be uneven.
  • Page 100: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr - Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing You can insert a new scene from a VCR onto your originally recorded tape by specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Connections are the same as on page 97 or 98 . Insert a cassette containing the desired scene to insert into the VCR.
  • Page 101: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr – Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing 0:00:00 ZERO SET ZERO SET MEMORY MEMORY REC CTRL RET. PAUSE START To change the insert end point Press ZERO SET MEMORY again after step 5 to erase the ZERO SET MEMORY indicator and begin from step 3.
  • Page 102: Audio Dubbing

    Audio dubbing You can record additional audio to the original sound on a tape by connecting audio equipment or a microphone. If you connect the audio equipment, you can add sound to your tape already recorded in the 12-bit mode by specifying starting and ending points. The original sound will not be erased.
  • Page 103 Audio dubbing Connecting the A/V connecting cable to the A/V jack Audio equipment LINE OUT AUDIO L White Do not connect the video (yellow) plug. : Signal flow Dubbing with the built-in microphones No connection is necessary. Note When dubbing with the A/V jack or the built-in microphone, pictures are not output through the S VIDEO jack or A/V jack.
  • Page 104: Adding An Audio Sound On A Recorded Tape

    Audio dubbing Adding an audio sound on a recorded tape Choose a connection mentioned before, and connect audio equipment or microphone to your camcorder. Then follow the procedure below. (1) Insert your recorded tape into your camcorder. (2) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (3) Locate the recording start point.
  • Page 105: Monitoring The New Recorded Sound

    Audio dubbing Monitoring the new recorded sound (1) Play back the tape on which you added audio. (2) Select AUDIO MIX in (3) Press r/R to adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new sound (ST2), then press EXEC. About five minutes after you disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack, the setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only.
  • Page 106: Superimposing A Title

    Superimposing a title If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the title. When you play back the tape, the title is displayed for about five seconds from the point where you superimposed it. (1) In standby, recording, playback or playback pause, press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 107 Superimposing a title If you set the write-protect tab to lock You cannot superimpose or erase the title. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection. To use the custom title If you want to use the custom title, select On a blank portion of the tape You cannot superimpose a title on the tape.
  • Page 108: Erasing A Title

    Superimposing a title Erasing a title (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select TITLEERASE in (4) Select the title you want to erase with r/R, and then press EXEC. ERASE OK? appears.
  • Page 109: Making Your Own Titles

    Making your own titles You can make up to two titles and store them in the memory of your camcorder. Each title can have up to 20 characters. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select TITLE in (4) Select with r/R, and press EXEC.
  • Page 110 Making your own titles If you take five minutes or longer to enter characters in tape recording standby while a cassette is in your camcorder The power automatically goes off. The characters you have entered remain stored in memory. Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) once and then to CAMERA again, then start again from step 1.
  • Page 111: Labeling A Cassette

    Labeling a cassette If you use a cassette with cassette memory, you can label a cassette. The label can consist of up to 10 characters and is stored in cassette memory. When you insert the labeled cassette and set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR, the label is displayed for about five seconds.
  • Page 112: Erasing All The Data In Cassette Memory

    Labeling a cassette If you set the write-protect tab to lock You cannot label the cassette. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection. If the cassette has too many index signals You may not be able to label a cassette because the memory is full. In this case, delete data you do not need.
  • Page 113: Memory Stick" Operations

    — “Memory Stick” Operations — Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction You can record and play back images on a “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder. You can easily play back, record or delete images. You can exchange image data with other equipment such as your computer etc., using the USB cable for “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 114 “Memory Stick.” •“Memory Stick” and •All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual. are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 115 Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Inserting a “Memory Stick” Insert a “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the B mark facing up as illustrated. Access lamp Ejecting a “Memory Stick” Slide MEMORY EJECT in the direction of the arrow. While the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not shake or strike your camcorder because your camcorder is reading the data from the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 116: Using A Touch Panel

    Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Using a touch panel Operation buttons for most functions using a “Memory Stick” are displayed on the LCD screen. Press the LCD panel directly to operate each function. (Touch panel operation) (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 117 Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction To return to FN Press EXIT. To execute settings Press To cancel settings Press OFF to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3. Notes •When using the touch panel, press operation buttons with your thumb supporting the LCD screen from the back side of it or press those buttons lightly with your index finger.
  • Page 118: Image Quality Settings

    Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Selecting still image quality mode You can select the image quality mode in still image recording. The default setting is SUPER FINE. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VCR. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 119 Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Differences in image quality mode Recorded images are compressed in JPEG format before being stored in memory. The memory capacity allocated to each image varies depending on the selected image quality mode and image size. Details are shown in the table below. (You can select 1152 864 or 640 480 image size in the menu settings.) 1152 864 image size...
  • Page 120: Selecting The Image Size

    Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Selecting the image size You can select either of two image sizes Still images: Moving pictures: 320 (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 121 Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Image size settings Setting Meaning 1152 Records 1152 864 still images. Records 640 Records 320 240 moving pictures. Records 160 112 moving pictures. Approximate number of still images you can record on a “Memory Stick” The number of images you can record varies depending on which image quality mode you select and the complexity of the subject.
  • Page 122: Recording Still Images On "memory Stick"s - Memory Photo Recording

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording You can record still images on “Memory Stick”s. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 123 Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording You can record still images on “Memory Stick”s in tape recording or tape recording standby For the details, see page 44. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY The following functions do not work: –...
  • Page 124: Recording Images Continuously

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording Recording images continuously You can record still images continuously. Before recording, select one of the three modes described below in the menu settings. NORMAL [a] Your camcorder shoots up to four still images in 1152 480 size at about 0.5 sec intervals.
  • Page 125 Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select STILL SET in (4) Press r/R to select BURST, then press EXEC.
  • Page 126 Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording Self-timer memory photo recording You can record images on “Memory Stick”s with the self-timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 127: Recording An Image From A Tape As A Still Image

    Recording an image from a tape as a still image Your camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.” Your camcorder can also take in moving picture data through the input connector and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 128 Recording an image from a tape as a still image If you press PHOTO lightly in playback The cassette stops momentarily. Sound recorded on a tape You cannot record audio from a tape. Titles which have already been recorded on tapes You cannot record the titles on “Memory Stick”s.
  • Page 129: Recording A Still Image From Other Equipment

    Recording an image from a tape as a still image Recording a still image from other equipment Before operation Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.) (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program. The image of the other equipment is displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
  • Page 130 Recording an image from a tape as a still image Using the i.LINK cable DV OUT : Signal flow Note In the following instances “ out. Record distortion-free images: – When recording from a tape in poor condition, for example, a tape worn out from repeated dubbing.
  • Page 131: Superimposing A Still Image In The "memory Stick" On An Image - Memory Mix

    Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on a “Memory Stick” on top of the moving picture you are recording. You can record the superimposed images on a tape or a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 132 Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX Recording a superimposed image to tape Before operation •Insert a tape for recording into your camcorder. •Insert a “Memory Stick” recorded with still images into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
  • Page 133 Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX To change the still image to be superimposed Press –/+ on the right lower corner before step 6. To cancel MEMORY MIX Follow the steps 2 and 3 on page 132, then press Notes •You cannot use the MEMORY MIX function for moving pictures recorded on “Memory Stick”s.
  • Page 134 Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX Recording a superimposed image to “Memory Stick” as a still image Before operation Insert a recorded “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 135 Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX To change the still image to be superimposed Press –/+ on the right lower corner before step 6. To cancel MEMORY MIX Follow the steps 2 and 3 on page 134, then press Notes •You cannot use MEMORY MIX function for moving pictures recorded on “Memory Stick”s.
  • Page 136: Recording Moving Pictures On "memory Stick"s - Mpeg Movie Recording

    Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s – MPEG movie recording You can record moving pictures with sound on “Memory Stick”s. The picture and sound are recorded up to the full capacity of “Memory Stick” (MPEG MOVIE EX). Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 137 Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s – MPEG movie recording Note Sound is recorded in monaural. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY The following functions do not work: – Wide mode – Digital zoom – SteadyShot function – Super NightShot –...
  • Page 138: Self-timer Mpeg Movie Recording

    Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s – MPEG movie recording Self-timer MPEG movie recording You can record images on “Memory Stick”s with the self-timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 139: Recording A Picture From A Tape As A Moving Picture

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Your camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a moving picture on a “Memory Stick.” Your camcorder can also take in moving picture data through the input connector and record it as a moving picture on a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 140: Recording A Picture From A Tape As A Moving Picture

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture When the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not shake or strike the unit. As well do not turn the power off, eject a “Memory Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur. Titles have already recorded on tapes You cannot record the titles on “Memory Stick”s.
  • Page 141: Recording A Moving Picture From Other Equipment

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Recording a moving picture from other equipment Before operation Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.) (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program. The image of the other equipment is displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
  • Page 142 Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Using the i.LINK cable DV OUT : Signal flow Note In the following instances “ – When recording from a tape in poor condition, for example, a tape worn out from repeated dubbing.
  • Page 143: Recording Edited Pictures From A Tape As A Moving Picture - Digital Program Editing (on "memory Stick"s)

    Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto “Memory Stick”s. Making the program (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Insert the tape for playback, and a “Memory Stick” for recording into your camcorder.
  • Page 144 Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) Erasing the program you have set Erase OUT first and then IN from of the last program. (1) Press UNDO. (2) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set program mark flashes, then DELETE ? appears.
  • Page 145 Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) Performing the program (Dubbing a “Memory Stick”) (1) Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in (2) Press r/R to select MEMORY, then press EXEC. (3) Press START.
  • Page 146: Copying Still Images From A Tape - Photo Save

    Copying still images from a tape – PHOTO SAVE Using the search function, your camcorder automatically takes in only still images from tapes and record them on a “Memory Stick” in sequence. Before operation •Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder and rewind the tape. •Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 147 Copying still images from a tape – PHOTO SAVE To stop copying Press END. To return to FN Press END to return to PAGE1, then press EXIT. When the “Memory Stick” is full MEMORY FULL appears on the LCD screen, and the copying stops. Press insert another “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 148: Viewing A Still Image - Memory Photo Playback

    Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback You can play back still images recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play back six images including moving pictures at a time arranged in the same order of recording on a “Memory Stick” by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 149 Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Screen indicators during still image playback 100–0006 MEMORY PLAY JUL 4 2002 12:05:56 AM – INDEX Data directory number/File number Recording data To display the recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded), press DATA CODE during playback.
  • Page 150 Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Playing back six recorded images at a time (index screen) You can play back six recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 151: Viewing A Moving Picture - Mpeg Movie Playback

    Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback You can play back moving pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play back six images including still images in order of recording on a “Memory Stick” at a time by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 152 Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback Playback picture from desired part The moving picture recorded on the “Memory Stick” is divided into 23 parts. You can select every each one point and playback pictures. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 153 Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback Screen indicators during moving picture playback 1 / 2 0 MO V 0 0 0 0 1 0:00:12 MPEG JUL 4 2002 12:05:56 AM – INDEX Recording date/time To display the recording date/time, press DATA CODE during playback. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation (p.
  • Page 154: Enlarging Still Images Recorded On "memory Stick"s - Memory Pb Zoom

    Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s – Memory PB ZOOM You can enlarge still images recorded on a “Memory Stick”. You can select and view a desired part from the enlarged still image. Also, you can copy the desired part of the enlarged still image to tapes or “Memory Stick”s.
  • Page 155: Playing Back Images In A Continuous Loop - Slide Show

    Playing back images in a continuous loop – SLIDE SHOW Your camcorder can automatically play back images in sequence. This function is especially useful when checking recorded images or during a presentation. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 156: Preventing Accidental Erasure - Image Protection

    Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 157: Deleting Images - Delete

    Deleting images – DELETE You can delete images stored in a “Memory Stick.” You can delete all images or selected images. Deleting selected images Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 158: Deleting Selected Images On The Index Screen

    Deleting images – DELETE Deleting selected images on the index screen Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press INDEX to display the index.
  • Page 159: Deleting All The Images

    Deleting images – DELETE Deleting all the images You can delete all the unprotected images in a “Memory Stick.” Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 160: Writing A Print Mark - Print Mark

    Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK You can specify the recorded still image to print out by putting marks. This function is useful for printing out still images later. Your camcorder conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard for specifying the still images to print out.
  • Page 161: Using The Optional Printer

    Using the optional printer You can use the optional printer on your camcorder to print images on print paper. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the printer. There are various ways of printing still images. The following, however, describes how to print by selecting in the menu on the touch panel on your camcorder.
  • Page 162: Selecting Date/time

    Using the optional printer Selecting date/time You can print the recorded date/time. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select DATE/TIME in , then press EXEC (p.
  • Page 163: Viewing Images With Your Computer - Introduction

    — Viewing images with your computer — Viewing images with your computer – Introduction There are following ways of connecting your camcorder to your computer in order to view images saved on a “Memory Stick” or recorded on a tape on your computer. To view images on your computer which has a Memory Stick slot, first eject the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 164: Viewing Images Recorded On A "memory Stick

    Viewing images with your computer – Introduction When connecting to your computer with the DV port Your computer must have a DV port and editing software installed that can read video signals. is marked on this side DV port :Signal flow i.LINK cable (optional) Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 165 Viewing images with your computer – Introduction Notes on using your computer “Memory Stick” •“Memory Stick” operations on your camcorder cannot be assured if a “Memory Stick” formatted on your computer is used on your camcorder, or if the “Memory Stick” in your camcorder was formatted from your computer when the USB cable was connected.
  • Page 166: Connecting To Your Computer With Usb Port - For Windows Users

    Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Complete installation of the USB driver before connecting your camcorder to your computer. If you connect your camcorder to your computer first, you will not be able to install the USB driver correctly. When connecting to your computer with the USB port You must install a USB driver onto your computer in order to connect your camcorder to your computer’s USB port.
  • Page 167 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Recommended computer usage environment when connecting USB cable and viewing “Memory Stick” images on the computer Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional Standard installation is required.
  • Page 168: Installing The Usb Driver

    Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Installing the USB driver Start the following operation without connecting the USB cable to your computer. Connect the USB cable according to “Making your computer recognize your camcorder”. If you are using Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional, log in with permission of administrators.
  • Page 169 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Making your computer recognize your camcorder Viewing images recorded on a tape on your computer See page 170 for details on viewing “Memory Stick” images on your computer. You need to install “PIXELA ImageMixer ” to view images recorded on a tape. Install it from the CD-ROM supplied with your camcorder.
  • Page 170 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users (11) Follow the on-screen messages so that the Add Hardware Wizard recognizes that the USB drivers have been installed. The Add Hardware Wizard starts three times because three different USB drivers are installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without interrupting them.
  • Page 171: If You Cannot Install The Usb Driver

    Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users If you cannot install the USB driver The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as your computer was connected to your camcorder before installation of the USB driver was completed. Perform the following procedure to correctly install the USB driver.
  • Page 172 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Windows 98 SE Windows Me Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP Home Edition/Professional...
  • Page 173 Manager” button. 6 Select “Other devices”. Select the device prefixed with the “?” mark and delete. e.g. (?) Sony Handycam 7 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) on your camcorder, and then disconnect the USB cable. 8 Restart your computer.
  • Page 174: Viewing Images Recorded On A Tape On Your Computer - For Windows Users

    Set USB STREAM to ON in (4) Select “Start” t “Programs” t “PIXELA” t “ImageMixer” t “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony”. The “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” startup screen appears on your computer. (5) Click in the menu settings (p. 191).
  • Page 175 Viewing images recorded on a tape on your computer – For Windows users (6) Click (7) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cable. (USB) Push into the end (8) Press to start playback.
  • Page 176 Viewing images recorded on a tape on your computer – For Windows users Capturing still images (1) Click (2) Looking at the preview window, move the cursor to point you want to capture. The still image is captured. Captured images are displayed in the thumbnail list window.
  • Page 177 – Change the POWER switch position to others or set it to OFF (CHARGE). Seeing the on-line help (operating instructions) of “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” A “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” on-line help site is available where you can find the detailed operating method of “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony.” (1) Click located in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Page 178: Viewing Images Recorded On A "memory Stick" On Your Computer - For Windows Users

    Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick” on your computer – For Windows users Viewing images Before operation •You need to install the USB driver to view “Memory Stick” images on your computer. (p. 168). An application such as Windows Media Player must be installed to play back moving pictures in Windows environment.
  • Page 179 Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick” on your computer – For Windows users Image file storage destinations and image files Image files recorded with your camcorder are grouped in folders by recording mode. The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
  • Page 180: Connecting To Your Computer With Usb Port - For Macintosh Users

    Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Macintosh users When connecting to your computer with the USB port Before connecting your camcorder to your computer, install the USB driver on your computer. The USB driver is packaged together with application software for viewing images on the CD-ROM supplied with your camcorder.
  • Page 181 (3) Click the “USB Driver” to open the folder containing the six files related to “Driver.” (4) Select the following two files, and drag and drop them into the System Folder: – Sony Camcorder USB Driver – Sony Camcorder USB Shim (5) When the message appears, click “OK.”...
  • Page 182: Viewing Images Recorded On A "memory Stick" On Your Computer - For Macintosh Users

    Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick” on your computer – For Macintosh users Viewing images Before operation You need to install the USB driver to view “Memory Stick” images on your computer. (p. 181) QuickTime 3.0 or newer must be installed to play back moving pictures. (1) Turn on your computer and allow Mac OS to load.
  • Page 183: Capturing Images From An Analog Video Unit On Your Computer - Signal Convert Function

    Capturing images from an analog video unit on your computer – Signal convert function You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to your computer which has the DV Interface to your camcorder. Before operation Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The default setting is LCD.) (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
  • Page 184: Customizing Your Camcorder

    — Customizing Your Camcorder — Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with r/R . The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and the mode.
  • Page 185 Changing the menu settings Menu items are displayed as the following icons: MANUAL SET CAMERA SET VCR SET LCD/VF SET MEMORY SET PRINT SET CM SET TAPE SET SETUP MENU OTHERS Selecting the mode setting of each item Menu items differ depending on the position of the POWER switch. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment.
  • Page 186 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode CAMERA SET D ZOOM z OFF PHOTO REC z MEMORY 16:9WIDE z OFF STEADYSHOT z ON FRAME REC z OFF INT. REC z OFF EDITSEARCH z OFF Notes on the SteadyShot function • The SteadyShot function will not correct excessive camera-shake. •...
  • Page 187 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode VCR SET HiFi SOUND z STEREO AUDIO MIX —— A/V t DV OUT z OFF LCD/VF SET LCD B.L. z BRT NORMAL BRIGHT LCD COLOR —— VF B.L. z BRT NORMAL BRIGHT Notes on LCD B.L. and VF B.L. •When you select BRIGHT, battery life is reduced by about 10 percent during recording.
  • Page 188 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode MEMORY SET STILL SET BURST z OFF QUALITY z SUPER FINE IMAGESIZE z 1152 864 MOVIE SET IMAGESIZE z 320 REMAIN z AUTO When you select image quality The number of images you can shoot in the currently selected image quality appears on the screen.
  • Page 189 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode MEMORY SET SLIDE SHOW —— PHOTO SAVE —— FILE NO. z SERIES RESET DELETE ALL —— FORMAT z RETURN PRINT SET 9PIC PRINT z RETURN SAME MULTI MARKED DATE/TIME z OFF DATE DAY&TIME Notes on formatting •Do not do any of the following while FORMATTING is displayed: –...
  • Page 190 When you play back the tape on other camcorders or VCRs, noise may occur in pictures or sound. • When you record in the LP mode, we recommend using a Sony Excellence/Master mini DV cassette so that you can get the most out of your camcorder.
  • Page 191 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode SETUP MENU CLOCK SET —— USB STREAM z OFF USBCONNECT z NORMAL LANGUAGE z ENGLISH FRANÇAIS ESPAÑOL PORTUGUÊS z ON DEMO MODE Notes on DEMO MODE •You cannot select DEMO MODE when a cassette or a “Memory Stick” is inserted in your camcorder.
  • Page 192 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode OTHERS z DATE/CAM DATA CODE (On the Remote Commander) WORLD TIME z MELODY BEEP z ON COMMANDER z LCD DISPLAY z ON REC LAMP z RETURN VIDEO EDIT Note If you press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL with DISPLAY set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu settings, the picture from a TV or VCR will not appear on the LCD screen even when your camcorder is connected to the output jacks on the TV or VCR.
  • Page 193: Troubleshooting

    If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer. If “C:ss:ss” appears on the screen, the self-diagnosis display function has activated. See page 200.
  • Page 194 Types of trouble and how to correct trouble Symptom An unknown picture is displayed on the screen. The picture is recorded in incorrect or unnatural colors. Picture appears too bright, and the subject does not appear on the screen. The click of the shutter does not sound.
  • Page 195 Types of trouble and how to correct trouble In playback Symptom Playback is not possible. There are horizontal lines on the picture or the playback picture is not clear or does not appear. No sound or only a low sound is heard when playing back a tape.
  • Page 196 Types of trouble and how to correct trouble In recording and playback Symptom The power does not turn on. END SEARCH does not work. END SEARCH does not work correctly. The battery pack is quickly discharged. The battery remaining indicator does not indicate the correct time.
  • Page 197 Types of trouble and how to correct trouble When operating using a “Memory Stick” Symptom The “Memory Stick” does not function. Recording does not function. The image cannot be deleted. You cannot format the “Memory Stick.” Deleting all the images cannot be carried out.
  • Page 198 VCR and your camcorder (p. 86). • The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other than Sony using the i.LINK cable. c Set it to IR (p. 91). • Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is attempted.
  • Page 199 • The battery pack is not properly installed. c Install it properly (p. 14). • Something is wrong with the battery pack. c Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL is pressed. c Press the LCD screen lightly.
  • Page 200: Self-diagnosis Display

    E:20:ss E:61:ss E:62:ss If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. LCD screen or Viewfinder Self-diagnosis display •C:ss:ss You can service your camcorder yourself.
  • Page 201: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Warning indicators and messages If indicators and messages appear on the screen, check the following: See the page in parentheses “( )” for more information. Warning indicators 100-0001 Warning indicator as to file Slow flashing: •The file is corrupted. •The file is unreadable. •You are trying to carry out MEMORY MIX function on moving picture (p.
  • Page 202: Warning Messages

    Warning indicators and messages Warning messages • CLOCK SET • FOR “InfoLITHIUM” BATTERY ONLY • CLEANING CASSETTE • COPY INHIBIT • FULL • 16BIT • REC MODE • TAPE • “i.LINK” CABLE • FULL • • NO FILE • NO MEMORY STICK •...
  • Page 203: Additional Information

    — Additional Information — Usable cassettes Selecting cassette types You can use the mini DV , Digital8 , VHS ED Betamax , DV * There are two types of mini DV cassettes: with cassette memory and without cassette memory. Tapes with cassette memory have We recommend that you use cassettes with cassette memory.
  • Page 204: Audio Mode

    Usable cassettes Audio mode 12-bit mode: The original sound can be recorded in stereo 1, and the new sound in 16-bit mode: A new sound cannot be recorded but the original sound can be recorded in When you play back a dual sound track tape When you play back a dual sound track tape recorded in a stereo system, set HiFi SOUND to the desired mode in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 205: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between your camcorder and an optional AC adaptor/charger. The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the operating conditions of your camcorder, and displays the remaining battery time in minutes.
  • Page 206: About I.link

    DV Interfaces, refer to the instruction manual of the equipment to be connected. About the name “i.LINK” i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a trademark approved by many corporations.
  • Page 207 DV Interface, see page 84 and 98. This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV Interface) compatible equipment made by SONY (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment. Before connecting this unit to your computer, make sure that application software supported by this unit is already installed on your computer.
  • Page 208: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Using your camcorder abroad You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].
  • Page 209: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Maintenance information and precautions Moisture condensation If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may not operate correctly.
  • Page 210 The video head suffers from wear after long use. If you cannot obtain a clear image even 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.
  • Page 211: Adjusting The Lcd Screen (calibration)

    Maintenance information and precautions Caution Do not remove any other screws. You may remove only the screw to remove the eyecup. Notes •Do not drop or bend the eyecup shaft. •Be careful when handling the eyecup. Charging the built-in rechargeable battery Your camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery so that the date, time and other settings are retained even when the POWER switch is turned off.
  • Page 212 •If any solid object or liquid get inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. •Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens. •Keep the POWER switch set to OFF (CHARGE) when you are not using your camcorder.
  • Page 213: About Care And Storage Of The Lens

    •If you touch the liquid, wash it off with water. •If the liquid get into your eyes, wash your eyes with a lot of water and then consult a doctor. If any problem occurs, unplug your camcorder and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 214: Specifications

    Specifications Video camera recorder System Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system 2 rotary heads, PCM 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 Mini DV cassette with the...
  • Page 215 Specifications Battery pack Maximum output voltage DC 8.4 V Output voltage DC 7.2 V Capacity 8.5 Wh (1 180 mAh) Dimensions (approx.) 38.2 20.5 55.6 mm (1 9/16 13/16 2 1/4 in.) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 76 g (2.7 oz) Type Lithium ion “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 216: Quick Reference

    — Quick Reference — Identifying the parts and controls Camcorder 1 Lens cap (p. 24) 2 LCD screen/Touch panel (p. 22, 26, 116) 3 OPEN button (p. 24) 4 CHARGE lamp (p. 15) 5 Battery pack/Battery terminal cover (p. 14) 6 Eyecup 7 Viewfinder (p.
  • Page 217 Identifying the parts and controls qs MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack (red) (p. 102) Connect an external microphone (optional). This jack also accepts a “plug-in-power” microphone. qd A/V (AUDIO/VIDEO) ID-2 jack (yellow) (p. 43, 83, 129, 183) (LANC) jack (blue) LANC stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
  • Page 218 Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which can reproduce a fine image. The lens for your camcorder was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation. It adopts the MTF* measurement system for video camera and offers a quality as the Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Page 219 Identifying the parts and controls wk NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 32) wl SUPER NS/COLOR SLOW S button (p. 33, 34) e; Intelligent accessory shoe ea BACK LIGHT button (p. 32) es Speaker Notes on the intelligent accessory shoe •The intelligent accessory shoe supplies power to optional accessories such as a video light or microphone.
  • Page 220 Identifying the parts and controls el Grip Strap r; “Memory Stick” slot ra Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p. 28) rs Cassette lid (p. 21) Fastening the grip strap Fasten the grip strap firmly. rd MEMORY EJECT lever (p. 115) rf OPEN/ZEJECT lever (p.
  • Page 221: Remote Commander

    Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the Commander mode VTR 2, we recommend changing the commander mode or covering the sensor of the VCR with black paper.
  • Page 222: Back Light (p

    Identifying the parts and controls Operation indicators LCD screen and viewfinder 1 Cassette memory (p. 12, 203) 2 Remaining battery time (p. 31) 3 Zoom (p. 29)/Exposure (p. 63)/ Data file name (p. 149) 4 Digital effect (p. 57, 73)/MEMORY MIX (p.
  • Page 223: Index

    Index A, B AC power adaptor ... 15, 18 Adjusting the viewfinder ... 28 Audio dubbing ... 102 AUDIO MIX ... 187 AUDIO MODE ... 190 AUTO SHTR ... 185 A/V connecting cable ... 43, 83, 89, 97, 103, 129, 141, 183 BACK LIGHT ...
  • Page 224 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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