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Sony Handycam DCR-PC101E Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ПО ЭКСПЛУАТАЦИИ
Перед эксплуатацией аппарата внимательно прочтите, пожалуйста,
данное руководство и сохраняйте его для дальнейших справок.
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SERIES
DCR-PC101E
©2002 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Digital Video Camera

    Recorder Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ПО ЭКСПЛУАТАЦИИ Перед эксплуатацией аппарата внимательно прочтите, пожалуйста, данное руководство и сохраняйте его для дальнейших справок. SERIES DCR-PC101E ©2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Memory Stick

    English Welcome! 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

    Battery terminal cover (1) (p. 22) qa Cleaning cloth (1) (p. 293) qs 21-pin adaptor (1) (p. 60) European models only Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not made due to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage media, etc.
  • Page 4: Main Features

    •Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s using the USB cable (p. 235, 241) •Capturing images on your computer from your camcorder using the USB cable (p. 232) •Converting an analog signal into digital to capture images onto your computer (p. 243) •Recording moving pictures on...
  • Page 5 Main Features Other uses Functions to adjust exposure in recording •BACK LIGHT (p. 44) •NightShot/Super NightShot/Colour Slow Shutter (p. 45) •PROGRAM AE (p. 79) •White balance (p. 67) •Adjusting the exposure manually (p. 82) •Flexible Spot Meter (p. 83) Functions to give images more impact •Digital zoom [MENU] (p.
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  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    English Table of contents Checking supplied accessories ... 3 Main Features ... 4 Quick Start Guide – Recording on a tape ... 12 – Recording on a “Memory Stick” ... 14 Getting started Using this manual ... 20 Step 1 Preparing the power supply ... 22 Installing the battery pack ...
  • Page 9 Additional Information Usable cassettes ... 282 About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ... 285 About i.LINK ... 288 Using your camcorder abroad ... 290 Maintenance information and precautions ... 291 Specifications ... 301 Quick Reference Identifying the parts and controls ... 305...
  • Page 12: Recording On A Tape

    English Quick Start Guide – Recording on a tape Connecting the mains lead Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 22). AC power adaptor (supplied) Inserting a cassette Slide OPEN/ ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid.
  • Page 13 Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p. 39). When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is set to off. If you want to record the date and time on a picture, set the clock setting before recording (p. 29).
  • Page 14: Recording On A "Memory Stick

    Quick Start Guide – Recording on a “Memory Stick” Connecting the mains lead Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 22). 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 15 LCD panel, the battery pack or the jack cover. When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is set to off. If you want to record the date and time on a picture, set the clock setting before recording (p. 29).
  • Page 17 POWER LOCK POWER LOCK POWER LOCK...
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  • Page 19 POWER LOCK PLAY INDEX...
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    Note on Cassette Memory Your camcorder is based on the DV format. You can only use mini DV cassettes with your camcorder. We recommend that you use a tape...
  • Page 21: Precautions On Camcorder Care

    LCD screen and the finder. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way. •Do not let your camcorder get wet. Keep your camcorder away from rain and sea water. Letting your camcorder get wet may cause your camcorder to malfunction.
  • Page 22: 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) Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
  • Page 23: Charging The Battery Pack

    “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). See page 285 for details of the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. (1) Install the battery pack on your camcorder. (2) Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder to the DC IN jack with the plug’s v mark facing the Holding Grip.
  • Page 24 Step 1 Preparing the power supply While charging the battery pack, the CHARGE lamp flashes in the following cases: – The battery pack is not installed correctly. – Something is wrong with the battery pack. When you use the AC power adaptor Place the AC power adaptor near a wall socket.
  • Page 25: Recording Time

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Recording time/ Recording with the viewfinder/ Battery pack/ NP-FM50 (supplied)/ NP-FM70 NP-QM71 NP-FM90 NP-FM91/QM91 Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery * Approximate recording time when you repeat recording, start/stop, zoom and turn the power on/off.
  • Page 26 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. SERIES...
  • Page 27: Connecting To A Wall Socket

    (1) Open the jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder to the DC IN jack on your camcorder with the plug’s v mark facing the Holding Grip. (2) Connect the mains lead to the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 28 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 29: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    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 30: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    “– – – – – – – –” and “– –:– –:– –” are recorded on the data code of the tape and the “Memory Stick”. Note on the time indicator The internal clock of your camcorder uses a 24-hour cycle.
  • Page 31: 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.
  • Page 32: 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 33 •If FN is not on the LCD screen, touch the LCD screen lightly to make it appear. You can control the display with DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder. •When operation buttons do not work even if you press them, an adjustment is required (CALIBRATION) (p.
  • Page 34: Recording - Basics

    (5) Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the LCD panel. (6) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The REC indicator appears. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder lights up. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. LOCK LOCK LOCK...
  • Page 35 You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation (p. 54). Note on Recording mode Your camcorder records and plays back in the SP (standard play) mode and in the LP (long play) mode. Select SP or LP in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 36 Recording a picture If you leave your camcorder in tape recording standby for five minutes while the cassette is inserted Your camcorder automatically turns off. This is to save battery power and to prevent battery and tape wear. To resume tape recording standby, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE), and to CAMERA again.
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    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 38: 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. 32). When you set the POWER switch to MEMORY, press FN and select PAGE3.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    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. You can operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA or MEMORY (p.
  • Page 40: 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...
  • Page 41: Shooting With The Mirror Mode

    Recording a picture When you shoot close to a subject If you cannot get a sharp focus, move the power zoom lever to the “W” side until the focus is sharp. You can shoot a subject that is at least about 80 cm (about 2 feet 5/8 inch) away from the lens surface in the telephoto position, or about 1 cm (about 1/2 inch) away in the wide-...
  • Page 42 Recording a picture Picture in the mirror mode The picture on the LCD screen is a mirror-image. However, the picture will be normal when recorded. During recording in the mirror mode •ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander does not work. •FN appears mirror-reversed in the viewfinder.
  • Page 43 Recording a picture Remaining battery time indicator during recording The remaining battery time indicator roughly indicates the continuous recording time. The indicator may not be correct, depending on the conditions in which you are recording. When you close the LCD panel and open it again, it takes about one minute for the correct remaining battery time in minutes to be displayed.
  • Page 44: 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, press BACK LIGHT.
  • Page 45: Shooting In The Dark - Nightshot/Super Nightshot/Colour Slow Shutter

    Notes •Do not use the NightShot function in bright places (e.g. outdoors in the daytime). This may cause your camcorder to malfunction. •When you keep NIGHTSHOT set to ON in normal recording, the picture may be recorded in incorrect or unnatural colours.
  • Page 46 Recording a picture Using Super NightShot Super NightShot makes subjects more than 16 times brighter than those recorded in NightShot. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then slide NIGHTSHOT to ON. The and “NIGHTSHOT” flash on the screen. (2) Press SUPER NS. The “SUPER NIGHTSHOT“...
  • Page 47 Recording a picture Using Colour Slow Shutter Colour Slow Shutter enables you to record colour images in a dark place. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA, then slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF. (2) Press COLOUR SLOW S. indicator and COLOUR SLOW SHUTTER flash on the screen.
  • Page 48: Self-Timer Recording

    Press START/STOP. To restart the countdown, press START/STOP again. To cancel self-timer recording Press SELFTIMER so that the indicator disappears from the screen while your camcorder is in standby. You cannot cancel self- timer recording using the Remote Commander. (self-timer) START/STOP...
  • Page 49 Recording a picture Note Self-timer recording is automatically cancelled when: – Self-timer recording is finished. – The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY You can also record images with the self-timer (p.
  • Page 50: Checking The Recording - End Search/ Editsearch/Rec Review

    (1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1 (p. 32). (2) Press END SCH. The last five seconds of the recorded section are played back and your camcorder returns to standby. You can monitor the sound from the speaker or headphones. To return to FN Press EXIT.
  • Page 51: Rec Review

    (3) Press the 7/– side of EDIT momentarily . The section you have stopped most recently will be played back for a few seconds, and then your camcorder will return to standby. You can monitor the sound from the speaker or headphones.
  • Page 52: Playback - Basics

    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. (1) Prepare the power source and insert the recorded tape.
  • Page 53 Press 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. This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 54: To Display The Screen Indicators - Display Function

    Playing back a tape To display the screen indicators – Display function Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder or DISPLAY on the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder. The indicators disappear from the screen. To make the indicators appear, press DISPLAY/ TOUCH PANEL or DISPLAY again.
  • Page 55 – A blank portion of the tape is being played back. – The tape is unreadable due to tape damage or noise. – The tape was recorded by a camcorder without the date and time set. Data code When you connect your camcorder to a TV, the data code also appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 56: 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 57 . To resume normal playback, press To search the last scene recorded (END SEARCH) Press END SCH on PAGE1 in the stop mode. The last five seconds of the recorded section are played back then the camcorder stop. /X to...
  • Page 58 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...
  • Page 59: Viewing The Recording On Tv

    : Signal flow/ If your TV is already connected to the VCR Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN input on the VCR with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
  • Page 60 (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect the S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks on both your camcorder and the TV or the VCR. This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
  • Page 61: Advanced Recording Operations

    You can also record still images on a tape (p. 65). Before operation • Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. • Set PHOTO REC to MEMORY in the menu settings. (The default setting is MEMORY.)
  • Page 62 Recording still images on a “Memory Stick” during recording on a tape Notes • Do not shake or strike your camcorder when you record still images. The image may fluctuate. • You cannot record still images on a “Memory Stick” during following operations: –...
  • Page 63 You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. Before operation •Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. •Set PHOTO REC to MEMORY in the menu settings. (The default setting is MEMORY.) (1) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
  • Page 64 Stick” during recording on a tape To cancel self-timer recording Press SELFTIMER so that the indicator disappears from the screen while your camcorder is in standby. You cannot cancel self- timer recording using the Remote Commander. Note Self-timer recording is automatically cancelled when: –...
  • Page 65: 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 66 You cannot check an image on the screen by pressing PHOTO lightly. Press PHOTO deeper. The still image is recorded for about seven seconds and your camcorder returns to tape recording standby. To record clear and less fluctuated still images We recommend that you record on “Memory...
  • Page 67: 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 colour balance. Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY, then press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 68 Your camcorder may not adjust the white balance correctly in the n INDOOR mode. In the automatic white balance mode Point your camcorder at the white subject for about 10 seconds after setting the POWER switch to CAMERA to get better adjustment when: –...
  • Page 69: 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 70 Using the wide mode During recording You cannot select or cancel the wide mode. When you cancel the wide mode, set your camcorder to tape recording standby and then set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings.
  • Page 71: Using The Fader Function

    Using the fader function You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. NORM.FADER (normal)/ MOSC.FADER (mosaic)/ BOUNCE 1) 2) OVERLAP WIPE MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to colour. When fading out the picture gradually changes from colour to black-and-white.
  • Page 72 OK to return to PAGE1, and press EXIT to return to FN. The fader indicator you selected flashes. (5) Press START/STOP. After the fade in/out is carried out, your camcorder automatically returns to the normal mode. FADER To cancel the fader function Before pressing START/STOP, press return to PAGE1 and press EXIT to return to FN.
  • Page 73 – Interval recording – Frame recording When you select OVERLAP, WIPE or DOT Your camcorder automatically stores the image stored on a tape. As the image is being stored, the playback picture disappears. At this stage, the picture may not be recorded clearly, depending on the tape condition.
  • Page 74: Using Special Effects - Picture Effect

    Using special effects – Picture effect You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in films or on the TV. NEG. ART [a] : The colour and brightness of the picture are reversed. SEPIA : The picture is sepia. B&W : The picture is monochrome (black-and-white).
  • Page 75 Using special effects – Picture effect To return to FN Press EXIT. To cancel the picture effect function Select OFF in P EFFECT in the menu settings. While using the picture effect function, you cannot use following functions: – OLD MOVIE –...
  • Page 76: Using Special Effects - Digital Effect

    OLD MOVIE You can add an old movie type atmosphere to pictures. Your camcorder automatically sets the wide mode to ON, the picture effect to SEPIA, and the appropriate shutter speed. STILL LUMI.
  • Page 77 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 78 Using special effects – Digital effect To return to FN Press EXIT. To cancel the digital effect Press OFF to return to PAGE2. Notes •The following functions do not work during digital effect: – Fader – Tape photo recording – Super NightShot –...
  • Page 79: Using The Program Ae

    LANDSCAPE (Landscape) This mode is for when you record distant subjects such as mountains. Also it prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you record a subject behind glass or a screen.
  • Page 80 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 81 Using the PROGRAM AE Notes •Because your camcorder is set to focus only on subjects in the middle to far distance, you cannot take close-ups in the following modes: – SPOTLIGHT – SPORTS – BEACH&SKI •Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects in the following modes: –...
  • Page 82: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    When you adjust the exposure manually, the following functions do not work: – Colour Slow Shutter – BACK LIGHT Your camcorder automatically returns to the automatic exposure mode: – If you change the PROGRAM AE mode. – If you slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
  • Page 83: 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 84 Using the spot light-metering function – Flexible Spot Meter Note The following functions do not work during the Flexible Spot Meter: – Colour Slow Shutter – BACK LIGHT – Exposure – Spot focus Flexible Spot Meter is automatically cancelled: – If you change the PROGRAM AE mode. –...
  • Page 85: 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 86 When you press FOCUS down deeper, the focus becomes infinite and the When you release FOCUS, your camcorder returns to the manual focus mode. Use this mode when your camcorder focuses on near objects even though you are trying to shoot a distant subject. To focus precisely It is easier to focus on the subject if you adjust the zoom to shoot at the “W”...
  • Page 87: 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 88: 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. [a] REC TIME [b]INTERVAL (1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 89 Interval recording CAMERA SET CAMERA SET (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. CAMERA SET EXIT I NT.
  • Page 90 Interval recording To cancel the interval recording Perform either of the following: – Set INT. REC to OFF in the menu settings. – Set the POWER switch to other than CAMERA. To perform normal recording during interval recording Press START/STOP. The INTERVAL indicator flashes, and normal recording starts.
  • Page 91: Frame By Frame Recording - 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. (1) In standby, press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 92 Frame by frame recording – Frame recording To cancel frame recording Perform either of the following: – Set FRAME REC to OFF in the menu settings. – Set the POWER switch to other than CAMERA. Notes •The proper remaining tape time is not indicated if you use this function continuously.
  • Page 93: Using The Viewfinder

    (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY. 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. (2) Press OFF. The message PANEL OFF appears on the screen.
  • Page 94 Using the viewfinder In CAMERA In MEMORY To make the buttons on the LCD screen disappear Press 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 95: 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 (p.
  • Page 96 •You cannot process externally input scenes using the picture effect function. •You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder while you are processing the image using the picture effect function. Record images on a “Memory Stick” (p. 168, 183), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
  • Page 97: 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.
  • Page 98 •You cannot process externally input scenes using the digital effect function. •You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder while you are processing the image using the digital effect function. Record images on a “Memory Stick” (p. 168, 183), or on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
  • Page 99: Enlarging Images Recorded On Tapes - Tape Pb Zoom

    – 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. 203). (1) In playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2.
  • Page 100 PB ZOOM function with your camcorder. •You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder while you are processing the image using the tape PB ZOOM function. However, you can record images on a VCR using your camcorder as a player.
  • Page 101: 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 102: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape By Title - Title Search

    PHOTO SEARCHtPHOTO SCANt (no indicator) (3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the title for playback. Your camcorder automatically starts playback of the scene having the title that you selected. SEARCH MODE [a]: Actual point you are trying to search for...
  • Page 103 Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – TITLE SEARCH To stop searching Press x on the Remote Commander. If you use a cassette without cassette memory You cannot superimpose or search a title. If a tape has a blank portion between recorded sections TITLE SEARCH may not work correctly.
  • Page 104: 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 105: Date Search

    To stop searching Press x on the Remote Commander. 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 106: Searching For A Photo - Photo Search/Photo Scan

    (no indicator) (3) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the date for playback. Your camcorder automatically starts playback of the photo having the date that you selected. [a]: Actual point you are trying to search for...
  • Page 107: Searching For A Photo Without Using Cassette Memory

    T PHOTO SCAN (5) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the photo for playback. Each time you press . or >, your camcorder searches for the previous or next photo. Your camcorder automatically starts playback of the photo.
  • Page 108: Scanning Photo

    SEARCH MODE To stop scanning Press x on the Remote Commander or your camcorder. If a tape has a blank section 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 109: Editing

    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. Before operation •Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings.
  • Page 110 Dubbing a tape A/V connecting cable (supplied)/ : Signal flow/ When you have finished dubbing a tape Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR. You can edit on VCRs that support the following systems 8 mm , Hi8...
  • Page 111 Dubbing a tape Using the i.LINK cable Simply connect the i.LINK cable (optional) to the DV Interface of your camcorder and to DV IN of the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
  • Page 112 Dubbing a tape You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable See page 288 for more information about i.LINK. Pictures processed by the picture effect, the digital effect or PB ZOOM function Pictures processed by the picture effect, the digital effect or PB ZOOM function are not output through the DV Interface.
  • Page 113: Dubbing Only Desired Scenes - Digital Program Editing (On Tapes)

    VCR. Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programmes. Your camcorder can dub on “Memory Stick”s. See page 187 for more information. Unwanted scene/ Before operating the Digital program...
  • Page 114: A/V Connecting Cable

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Note When editing digital video, the operation signals to the VCR cannot be sent with LANC Step 1: Connecting to the VCR You can connect either the A/V connecting cable or the i.LINK cable.
  • Page 115 – Digital program editing (on tapes) (1) Setting the IR SETUP code 1 Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder. 2 Turn the power of the connected VCR on, then set the input selector to LINE. When you connect a video camera recorder, set its power switch to VCR/VTR.
  • Page 116 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) OTHERS DATA CODE BEEP COMMANDER D I SPL AY V I DEO ED I T READY EXEC V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST ”CUT - I N”...
  • Page 117 – 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.
  • Page 118 – Select PB if the button to cancel recording pause is N. (3) Locate the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder and face it towards the remote sensor of the Set the devices about 30 cm (12 in.) apart, and remove any obstacles between the devices.
  • Page 119 •After checking the code in “About the IR SETUP” code, set the IR SETUP or the PAUSEMODE again. •Place your camcorder at least 30 cm (12 in.) away from the VCR. •Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR. V I DEO ED I T...
  • Page 120 When you connect using the i.LINK cable (optional), follow the procedures below. (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder. (2) Turn the power of the connected VCR on, then set the input selector to DV input. When you connect a digital video camera recorder, set its power switch to VCR/VTR.
  • Page 121 When you connect with an i.LINK cable, you may not be able to operate the dubbing function correctly, depending on the VCR. Set CONTROL to IR in the menu settings of your camcorder. When you connect using i.LINK cable You cannot dub the titles, display indicators. EXIT...
  • Page 122 – Digital program editing (on tapes) Step 3: Adjusting the synchronisation of the VCR You can adjust the synchronisation of your camcorder and the VCR. Prepare a pen and paper for notes. Before operation, eject a cassette from your camcorder (if inserted).
  • Page 123 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 REC PAUSE PAUSEMODE I R TEST V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET EXEC...
  • Page 124 – Digital program editing (on tapes) Operation 1: Making the Programme (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 then press EXEC (p.
  • Page 125 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Erasing the programme you have set Erase OUT mark first, and then IN mark of the last programme. (1) Press UNDO. (2) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set programme mark flashes, then DELETE ? appears.
  • Page 126 – 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 127 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) You cannot record on the VCR when: – The tape has run out. – The write-protect tab on the cassette is set to lock. – The IR SETUP code is not correct. (When IR is selected.) –...
  • Page 128: Recording Video Or Tv Programmes

    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. If you are recording a tape from the VCR, insert a recorded tape into the VCR.
  • Page 129 With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the TV or VCR. This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
  • Page 130 Using the i.LINK cable Simply connect the i.LINK cable (optional) to the DV Interface on your camcorder and to DV OUT on the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
  • Page 131 Recording video or TV programmes 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 288 for more information about i.LINK. When you dub a picture in digital form The colour of the display may be uneven.
  • Page 132: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr - Insert Editing

    (2) On the VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then set the VCR to playback pause. (3) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c] by pressing m or M. Then set it to playback pause.
  • Page 133 If you insert scenes on the tape recorded with other camcorder (including other DCR-PC101E) The picture and sound may be distorted. We recommend that you insert scenes on a tape recorded with your camcorder.
  • Page 134: 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.
  • Page 135 Audio dubbing Connecting the microphone to the intelligent accessory shoe Intelligent accessory shoe/ 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/ AUDIO R Red/ A/V connecting cable (supplied) Microphone (optional)/...
  • Page 136: Adding An Audio Sound On A Recorded Tape

    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.
  • Page 137: Monitoring The New Recorded Sound

    Audio dubbing PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT V SPD DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA...
  • Page 138 We recommend that you add new sound on a tape recorded with your camcorder If you add new sound on a tape recorded with another camcorder (including other DCR-PC101E), the sound quality may become worse. If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock You cannot record on a tape.
  • Page 139: 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 140 If the tape has a blank portion in the middle of the recorded parts The title may not be displayed correctly. The titles superimposed with your camcorder •They are displayed only by DV video equipment with index titler function. •The point you superimposed the title may be detected as an index signal when searching a recording with other video equipment.
  • Page 141 Superimposing a title Not to display title Set TITLE DSPL to OFF in the menu settings (p. 251). Title setting •The title colour changes as follows: tWHITE t YELLOW t VIOLET t RED t CYAN t GREEN t BLUE •The title size changes as follows: SMALL y LARGE You cannot input 13 characters or more in LARGE size.
  • Page 142: 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 then press EXEC (p. 251). (4) Select the title you want to erase with r/R, and then press EXEC.
  • Page 143: 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.
  • Page 144 1. We recommend setting the POWER switch to VCR or removing the cassette so that your camcorder does not automatically turn off while you are entering title characters. To erase the title Press C. The last character is erased.
  • Page 145: Labelling A Cassette

    Labelling a cassette If you use a tape 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 labelled cassette and set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR, the label is displayed for about five seconds.
  • Page 146 Labelling a cassette To return to FN Press EXIT. To erase the label you have made Select C in step 5, then press SET. To change the label you have made Insert the cassette to change the label, and operate in the same way to make a new label. If you set the write-protect tab to lock You cannot label the cassette.
  • Page 147: Erasing All The Data In Cassette Memory

    Labelling a cassette Erasing all the data in cassette memory You can erase all the data in cassette memory at once. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then press ERASE ALL in then press EXEC (p.
  • Page 148: Memory Stick" Operations

    USB cable for “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder. File format Still image (JPEG) Your camcorder compresses image data in JPEG format (extension .jpg). Moving picture (MPEG) Your camcorder compresses picture data in MPEG format (extension .mpg).
  • Page 149 Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Using a “Memory Stick” Write-protect switch/ •You cannot record or erase images when the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK. •The position and shape of the write-protect switch may be different depending on the model.
  • Page 150 Rules for Camera File Systems universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). On your camcorder, you cannot play back still images recorded on other equipment (DCR- TRV890E/TRV900/TRV900E or DSC-D700/ D770) that does not conform to this universal standard.
  • Page 151 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” or recording the data on the “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 152: 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 153: Still Image

    Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction In memory camera/ PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT SPOT SPOT FOCUS METER MENU PLAY INDEX EXPO– SURE PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT SELF PLAY INDEX TIMER PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 EXIT PLAY INDEX To return to FN Press EXIT.
  • Page 154 •If FN is not on the LCD screen, touch the LCD screen lightly to make it appear. You can control the display with DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder. •When operation buttons do not work even if you press them, an adjustment is required (CALIBRATION) (p.
  • Page 155: Selecting Still Image Quality Mode

    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 156 – Introduction Image quality settings Setting Meaning SUPER FINE (SFN) This is the highest image quality in your camcorder. The number of still images you can record is less than in FINE mode. Super fine images are compressed to about 1/3.
  • Page 157 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.
  • Page 158: Selecting The Image Size

    Using a “Memory Stick” – Introduction Selecting the image size You can select either of two image sizes Still images: 1152 864 or 640 the POWER switch is set to CAMERA or VCR, the image size is automatically set to 640 480.) The default setting is 1152 Moving pictures: 320 240 or 160...
  • Page 159 Note If you record a 1152 864 still image with your camcorder and attempt to play back the date file on another device that does not support this image size, a part of the image might not be displayed or the image might be displayed in a small size in the centre of the screen.
  • Page 160 20 sec. 5 min. 20 sec. The table above shows approximate number of still images and time of moving pictures you can record on a “Memory Stick” formatted by your camcorder. Type of “Memory Stick”s/ 16MB 32MB (optional)/ (optional)/ 2 min.
  • Page 161: Recording Still Images On "Memory Stick"S - Memory Photo Recording

    – 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 162 You cannot turn off the power or press PHOTO. When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press the button. When you press PHOTO lightly in step 2 The image momentarily flickers.
  • Page 163: Recording Images Continuously

    NORMAL [a] Your camcorder shoots up to four still images in 1152 864 size or 13 still images in 640 480 size at about 0.5 sec intervals. (...
  • Page 164 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 then press EXEC (p.
  • Page 165 The flash (optional) does not work. When shooting with the self-timer or the Remote Commander Your camcorder automatically records up to the maximum number of still images. If remaining capacity on the “Memory Stick” is less than for three images EXP BRKTG does not work.
  • Page 166 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 167 Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording Note Self-timer recording is automatically cancelled when: – Self-timer recording is finished. – The POWER switch is set to OFF (CHARGE) or VCR.
  • Page 168: 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 169: Recording An Image From A Tape As A Still Image

    If “ ” appears on the screen The inserted “Memory Stick” is incompatible with your camcorder because its format does not conform with your camcorder. Check the format of the “Memory Stick.” If you press PHOTO lightly in playback The cassette stops momentarily.
  • Page 170: Recording A Still Image From Other Equipment

    With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the TV or VCR. This connection produces higher quality DV format pictures.
  • Page 171 Recording an image from a tape as a still image Using the i.LINK cable DV OUT : Signal flow/ Note In the following instances “ REC ERROR” appears and recording cannot be carried out. Record distortion-free images: – When recording from a tape in poor condition, for example, a tape worn out from repeated dubbing.
  • Page 172: 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 173: Memory Mix

    Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX M. CHROM Still image/ M C A M C H R O M Blue/ M. LUMI Still image/ M C A M L U M I C.
  • Page 174 – 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. (2) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
  • Page 175 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 174, then press OFF to return to PAGE2.
  • Page 176 Image data modified on your computer or shot with other equipment You may not be able to play back modified images with your camcorder. To record a still image on a tape as it is In the M. LUMI mode press –/+ to increase the bar indicator to the maximum position.
  • Page 177 “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. (2) In standby, press FN and select PAGE2.
  • Page 178 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 177, then press OFF to return to PAGE2.
  • Page 179 – For M. CHROM: 18 images (such as a frame) 100-0001~100-0018 – For C. CHROM: two images (such as a background) 100-0019~ 100-0020 Sample images Sample images stored in the “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder are protected (p. 207). 480.
  • Page 180: Recording Moving Pictures On "Memory Stick"S - Mpeg Movie Recording

    (unlock) position. (2) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder lights up. The picture and sound are recorded up to the capacity of “Memory Stick.” For more information about recording time, see page 160.
  • Page 181 You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation (p. 54). During recording on “Memory Stick” Do not eject the cassette from your camcorder. While ejecting the cassette, sound is not recorded on the “Memory Stick.” If you record moving pictures when the...
  • Page 182: 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 183: 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 184: Recording A Picture From A Tape As A Moving Picture

    START/STOP. If “ AUDIO ERROR” is displayed Sound that cannot be recorded by your camcorder has been recorded. Connect the A/V connecting cable to input images played back on an external device (p. 185). Recording date/time The date/time when it is recorded on “Memory...
  • Page 185: 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 programme.
  • Page 186 With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (optional) to the S video jacks of both your camcorder and the TV or VCR. Using the i.LINK cable DV OUT : Signal flow/ Note In the following instances “...
  • Page 187: Recording Edited Pictures From A Tape As A Moving Picture - Digital Program Editing (On "Memory Stick"S)

    Making the programme (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Insert the tape for playback, and a “Memory Stick” for recording into your camcorder. (3) Press FN to display PAGE1. (4) Press MENU, then select VIDEO EDIT in then press EXEC (p. 253).
  • Page 188 Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) 8~10 OTHERS DATA CODE BEEP COMMANDER D I SPLAY V I DEO ED I T EXEC V I DEO ED I T V I DEO ED I T 0:08:55:06 15sec IMAGE...
  • Page 189 Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) Erasing the programme you have set Erase OUT first and then IN from of the last programme. (1) Press UNDO. (2) Press ERASE 1 MARK. The last set programme mark flashes, then DELETE ? appears.
  • Page 190 The programme mark flashes. The SEARCH indicator appears during search, the EDITING indicator appears during writing of data on your camcorder, and REC appears during dubbing on the screen. The programme mark changes to light blue after dubbing is complete.
  • Page 191 Recording edited pictures from a tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) When the programme has not been set You cannot press START. When the available recording time of “Memory Stick” is not enough LOW MEMORY appears on the screen. However, you can record pictures up to the time indicated.
  • Page 192: Copying Still Images From A Tape - Photo Save

    “Memory Stick” in sequence. Before operation •Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder and rewind the tape. •Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR.
  • Page 193 Image size is automatically set to 640 When the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not shake or strike your camcorder. As well do not turn the power off, eject a “Memory Stick” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, the image data breakdown may occur.
  • Page 194: Viewing A Still Image - Memory Photo Playback

    LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press PLAY. The last recorded image is displayed. (3) Press –/+ on your camcorder to select the desired still image. – : to see the previous image + : to see the next image To stop memory photo playback Press CAM.
  • Page 195 •The file name flashes on the LCD screen if the file is corrupted or the file is unreadable. To play back recorded images on a TV screen •Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder before the operation.
  • Page 196 Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Screen indicators during still image playback 100–0006 4 7 2002 12:05:56 – Data Directory Number/File Number/ Recording data To display the recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded), press DATA CODE during playback. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation (p.
  • Page 197 This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image. 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 198 Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Note When displaying the index screen, the number appears above each image. This indicates the order in which images are recorded on the “Memory Stick.” These numbers are different from the data file names. Image data modified with your computers or shot with other equipment These files may not be displayed on the index...
  • Page 199: Viewing A Moving Picture - Mpeg Movie Playback

    “Memory Stick” at a time by selecting 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.
  • Page 200 – When playing back image data shot with other equipment. To play back recorded images on a TV screen •Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder before operation. •Turn the audio volume of the TV down before operation, or noise (howling) may be output from the TV speakers.
  • Page 201 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. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 202 Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback Screen indicators during moving picture playback MO V 0 0 0 0 1 MPEG 4 7 2002 12:05:56 – 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 203: Memory Pb Zoom

    “Memory Stick”s. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) In memory playback, press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press PB ZOOM. PB ZOOM screen appears.
  • Page 204 Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s – Memory PB ZOOM In Memory PB ZOOM If you press DISPLAY/ TOUCH PANEL, the frame on the Memory PB ZOOM screen disappears. You cannot move the part you pressed to the centre of the screen. Edge of an enlarged image The edge of an enlarged image cannot be displayed in the centre of the screen.
  • Page 205: Playing Back Images In A Continuous Loop - Slide Show

    (unlock) position. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select SLIDE SHOW in then press EXEC (p. 250). (4) Press START. Your camcorder plays back the images recorded on a “Memory Stick” in sequence. SL I DESHOW...
  • Page 206: Playing Back Images In A Continuous Loop – Slide Show

    Select the desired image using –/+ buttons before step 4. To view the recorded images on TV Connect your camcorder to a TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder before operation. If you change “Memory Stick”s during operation The slide show does not operate.
  • Page 207: 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 208: Deleting Images - Delete

    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 209 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.
  • Page 210: 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 211: Writing A Print Mark - Print Mark

    (Digital Print Order Format) standard for specifying the still images to print out. 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 212 Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK If the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK You cannot write print marks on still images. Moving pictures You cannot write print marks on moving pictures. While the file name is flashing You cannot write print mark on the still image.
  • Page 213: 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...
  • Page 214: 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 215: Viewing Images With Your Computer - Introduction

    To view images on your computer which has a Memory Stick slot, first eject the “Memory Stick” from the camcorder and then insert it into your computer’s Memory Stick slot. Tape stills and movies/...
  • Page 216 Viewing images with your computer – Introduction Viewing images recorded on a tape When connecting to your computer with the USB port For details, see page 219. (USB) 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.
  • Page 217: Viewing Images Recorded On A "Memory Stick

    There are two methods of USB connection, NORMAL and PTP. The default setting is NORMAL. Here we explain how to use the camcorder with a standard USB connection (NORMAL). See page 219 when using Windows and page 238 when using Macintosh.
  • Page 218 •“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 219: Connecting To Your Computer With Usb Port - For Windows Users

    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. The USB driver can be found on the CD-ROM supplied, along with the application software required for viewing images.
  • Page 220 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Memory: 64 MB or more Hard disk: Available memory required for installation: at least 200MB Available hard disk memory recommended: at least 1GB (depending on the size of the image files edited) Display: 4 MB VRAM video card, Minimum 800 600 dot...
  • Page 221 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Notes •Operations are not assured for the Windows environment if you connect two or more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time, or when using a hub. •Some equipment may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously.
  • Page 222: Installing The Usb Driver

    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. (1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
  • Page 223 “Memory Stick” images from your camcorder onto your computer without installing the USB driver. This is ideal for simply copying images from your camcorder onto your computer. See page 252 for details. Making your computer recognise your camcorder...
  • Page 224 (8) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (9) Set USB STREAM to ON in settings (p. 252). (10) With the CD-ROM inserted, connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cable. Your computer recognises your camcorder, and the Add Hardware Wizard starts.
  • Page 225 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users (11) Follow the on-screen messages so that the Add Hardware Wizard recognises 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 226 Before operation Set USBCONNECT to NORMAL in the menu settings. (The default setting is set to NORMAL.) (1) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (2) Connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder and set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 227: If You Cannot Install The Usb Driver

    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 228 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Windows users Windows 98 SE Windows Me Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP Home Edition/Professional...
  • Page 229 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 230: Viewing Images Recorded On A Tape On Your Computer - For Windows Users

    (p. 252). (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 on the leftmost on the screen. in the menu...
  • Page 231 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 232 (2) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. Set USB STREAM to ON in settings (p. 252). (3) Follow the steps 4 to 7 on page 230 and 231. The picture from your camcorder appears on preview window on your computer. Capturing still images preview window/...
  • Page 233 •We recommend setting DEMO MODE to OFF in the menu settings when your camcorder is in tape recording standby without cassette. •Indicators in your camcorder LCD screen do not appear on images that are captured into your computer.
  • Page 234 – For Windows users 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 235: Viewing Images Recorded On A "Memory Stick" On Your Computer - For Windows Users

    (The default setting is NORMAL.) (1) Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load. (2) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, and connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder and then to a wall socket. (3) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY .
  • Page 236 “Memory Stick,” the image and sound may break off. 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 237 Viewing images recorded on a “Memory Stick” on your computer – For Windows users Disconnect the USB cable and eject the “Memory Stick” or set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) – For Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me, Windows XP Home Edition/Professional users To disconnect the USB cable, eject the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 238: Connecting To Your Computer With Usb Port - For Macintosh Users

    – 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 239 Connecting to your computer with USB port – For Macintosh users Installing the USB driver Do not connect the USB cable to your computer before installation of the USB driver is completed. For Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 users (1) Turn on your computer and allow Mac OS to load.
  • Page 240 USB port – For Macintosh users (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.” The USB driver is installed on your computer.
  • Page 241: Viewing Images Recorded On A "Memory Stick" On Your Computer - For Macintosh Users

    (1) Turn on your computer and allow Mac OS to load. (2) Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder, and connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder and then to a wall socket. (3) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 242 (3) Disconnect the USB cable or eject the “Memory Stick.” Set the POWER switch of your camcorder to OFF (CHARGE). For Mac OS X (v10.0) users Shut down your computer, then disconnect the USB cable and eject the “Memory Stick” or set the...
  • Page 243: Capturing Images From An Analog Video Unit On Your Computer - Signal Convert Function

    – 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 244: Capturing Images From An Analog Video Unit On Your Computer

    •You can capture images and sound with an S video cable (optional) instead of the A/V connecting cable (supplied).
  • Page 245: Customising Your Camcorder

    — Customising 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 246: Selecting The Mode Setting Of Each Item

    Changing the menu settings To return to FN Press EXIT. 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 English Selecting the mode setting of each item Menu items differ depending on the position of the POWER switch.
  • Page 247 To set INTERVAL and REC TIME for interval recording function Not to display 7/– · + on the LCD screen To display 7/– · + on the LCD screen (p. 51) appears. Your camcorder prevents excessive compensation for POWER switch CAMERA...
  • Page 248 To output digital images and sound in analog format using your camcorder To output analog images and sound in digital format using your camcorder (p. 243) To play back a tape recorded in the NTSC colour system on a PAL system TV To play back a tape recorder in the NTSC colour system on a TV with the NTSC 4.43 mode...
  • Page 249 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode MEMORY SET STILL SET BURST z OFF NORMAL EXP BRKTG MULTI SCRN QUALITY z SUPER FINE FINE STANDARD 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 250 – Operate buttons – Eject the “Memory Stick” •The “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder has been formatted at factory. Formatting with your camcorder is not required. •You cannot format the “Memory Stick” if the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK.
  • Page 251 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 252 The other country's models only Notes on DEMO MODE •You cannot select DEMO MODE when a cassette or a “Memory Stick” is inserted in your camcorder. •DEMO MODE is set to STBY (Standby) at the default setting and the demonstration starts about 10 minutes after you have set the POWER switch to CAMERA without a cassette and “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 253 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 254 MANUAL SET PROGRAM AE —— P EFFECT —— FLASH MODE z ON AUTO AUTO FLASH LVL HIGH z NORMAL WHT BAL —— N.S. LIGHT z ON AUTO SHTR z ON CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA...
  • Page 255 CAMERA SET D ZOOM z OFF PHOTO REC z MEMORY TAPE 16:9WIDE z OFF STEADYSHOT z ON FRAME REC z OFF INT. REC z OFF EDITSEARCH z OFF CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA 7 · CAMERA 7 ·...
  • Page 256 VCR SET HiFi SOUND z STEREO AUDIO MIX —— A/V t DV OUT z OFF NTSC PB z ON PAL TV NTSC 4.43 LCD/VF SET LCD B.L. z BRT NORMAL BRIGHT LCD COLOUR —— VF B.L. z BRT NORMAL BRIGHT CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA...
  • Page 257 MEMORY SET STILL SET z OFF BURST NORMAL EXP BRKTG MULTI SCRN QUALITY z SUPER FINE FINE STANDARD IMAGESIZE z 1152 MOVIE SET IMAGESIZE z 320 REMAIN z AUTO MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY...
  • Page 258 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 MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY...
  • Page 259 CM SET TITLE —— TITLEERASE —— TITLE DSPL z ON CM SEARCH z ON TAPE TITLE —— ERASE ALL —— TAPE SET REC MODE z SP AUDIO MODE z 12BIT 16BIT qREMAIN z AUTO CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA...
  • Page 260 SETUP MENU CLOCK SET —— USB STREAM z OFF USBCONNECT z NORMAL LANGUAGE z ENGLISH FRANÇAIS ESPAÑOL PORTUGUÊS DEUTSCH ITALIANO EΛΛHNIKA DEMO MODE z ON [COMP] [SIMP] CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA...
  • Page 261 OTHERS z DATE/CAM DATE —— z MELODY NORMAL z ON z LCD V-OUT/LCD z ON z RETURN TAPE MEMORY MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA MEMORY...
  • Page 262: 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 269.
  • Page 263 CAMERA or DEMO MODE is set to ON in the menu settings without a cassette and a “Memory Stick” inserted, your camcorder automatically starts the demonstration. c Insert a cassette and a “Memory Stick” or press the LCD screen. The demonstration stops. You can also cancel DEMO MODE (p.
  • Page 264 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 265 Use a charged battery pack (p. 22, 23). • Moisture condensation has occurred. c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least one hour to acclimatize (p. 291). • The gold-plated connector of the tape is dirty or dusty.
  • Page 266 Delete unnecessary images and record again (p. 208). • The “Memory Stick” formatted incorrectly is inserted. c Format the “Memory Stick” using your camcorder or use another “Memory Stick” (p. 150, 250). • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK.
  • Page 267 Set the selector correctly, and check the connection between the VCR and your camcorder (p. 114). • The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other than Sony using the i.LINK cable. c Set it to IR (p. 120).
  • Page 268 • The battery pack is not properly installed. c Install it properly (p. 22). • 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 269: Self-Diagnosis Display

    After reconnecting the power source, operate your camcorder. • A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred. c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. (e.g. E:61:10) C:21:00...
  • Page 270: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Fast flashing: •The battery is dead. % Moisture condensation has occurred* Fast flashing: •Eject the cassette, turn off your camcorder, and leave it for about one hour with the cassette compartment open (p. 291). Warning indicator as to cassette memory* Slow flashing: •No cassette with cassette memory is inserted...
  • Page 271: Warning Messages

    “Memory Stick” contains no image with a print mark (p. 214). * You press the PHOTO button on your camcorder while deleting data in a “Memory Stick.”* You press the PHOTO button on your camcorder while formatting a “Memory Stick.”* Charging an external flash (optional) does not work correctly.*...
  • Page 272 ss ss...
  • Page 279 ss ss ss ss C:21:00...
  • Page 280 100–0001 C:21:00...
  • Page 281 • • • • •...
  • Page 282: Additional Information

    We recommend that you use cassettes with cassette memory. IC memory is mounted on this type of cassette. Your camcorder can read and write data such as dates of recording or titles, etc. to this memory. The functions using the cassette memory require successive signals recorded on the tape.
  • Page 283: Audio Mode

    LCD screen, if the tape is recorded in the SP mode. Copyright signal When you play back If the tape you play back on your camcorder contains copyright signals, you cannot copy it with another video camera connected to your camcorder.
  • Page 284: When You Play Back A Dual Sound Track Tape

    When affixing a label on the cassette Be sure to affix a label only on the locations as illustrated below [a] so as not to cause malfunction of your camcorder. After using the cassette Rewind the tape to the beginning, put the cassette in its case, and store it in an upright position.
  • Page 285: About The "Infolithium" Battery Pack

    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. With an AC adaptor/charger (optional), the remaining battery time and charging time are displayed.
  • Page 286 •Be certain to turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) when not taking shots or playing back on your camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed when your camcorder is in tape recording standby or playback pause. •Have spare battery packs handy for two or...
  • Page 287 2. Discharge on your electronic equipment. 3. Remove the battery from the equipment and store it in a dry, cool place. •To use the battery pack up on your camcorder, leave your camcorder in tape recording standby until the power goes off without a cassette inserted.
  • Page 288: About I.link

    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. IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and...
  • Page 289 For details on precautions when connecting this unit, also refer to the instruction manuals for the equipment to be connected. Required i.LINK Cable Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during DV dubbing). i.LINK and are trademarks.
  • Page 290: 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. Your camcorder is a PAL system based camcorder.
  • Page 291: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Eject the cassette, turn off your camcorder, and leave it for about one hour with the cassette lid open. Your camcorder can be used again if the % or Z indicator does not appear when the power is turned on again.
  • Page 292 If the above problem, [a], [b] or [c] occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony DVM-12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). Check the picture and if the above problem persists, repeat cleaning.
  • Page 293 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 authorised Sony service facility to have the video head replaced.
  • Page 294 Maintenance information and precautions Removing dust from inside the viewfinder (1) Pull out the viewfinder in the direction of the arrow 1. Remove the two screws in the direction of the arrow 2 with a screwdriver (optional). Remove the eyecup in the direction of the arrow 3.
  • Page 295 It will be completely discharged in about three months if you do not use your camcorder at all. Even if the built-in rechargeable battery is not charged, it will not affect the camcorder operation. To retain the date and time, etc., charge the battery if the battery is...
  • Page 296 If this happens, follow the procedure below. (1) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE). (2) Eject the tape from your camcorder, then disconnect any connecting cable from your camcorder. (3) Set the POWER switch to VCR while pressing...
  • Page 297 •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.
  • Page 298 •Remove the tape, and periodically turn on the power, operate the CAMERA and VCR sections and play back a tape for about three minutes when your camcorder is not to be used for a long time. •Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust.
  • Page 299 Maintenance information and precautions About care and storage of the lens •Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft cloth in the following instance: – When there are fingerprints on the lens surface – In hot or humid locations –...
  • Page 300 •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 301: Specifications

    English 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 PAL colour, CCIR standards Usable cassette Mini DV cassette with the...
  • Page 302: Battery Pack

    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 303 50 - 500 42 - 420 ø ø ø...
  • Page 304 “Memory Stick” µ...
  • Page 305: Enlarging Still Images Recorded On Identifying The Parts And Controls

    — Quick Reference — Identifying the parts and controls Camcorder 1 Lens cap (p. 34) 2 LCD screen/Touch panel (p. 32, 37, 152) 3 OPEN button (p. 34) 4 CHARGE lamp (p. 23) 5 Battery pack/Battery terminal cover (p. 22) 6 Eyecup 7 Viewfinder (p.
  • Page 306 Identifying the parts and controls qs MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack (red) (p. 134) Connect an external microphone (optional). This jack also accepts a “plug-in-power” microphone. qd A/V (AUDIO/VIDEO) jack (yellow) (p. 59, 110, 170, 243) (LANC) jack (blue) LANC stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
  • Page 307 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 308 BACK LIGHT button (p. 44) es Speaker ed i (headphones) jack (green) When you use headphones, the speaker on your camcorder is muted. ef PHOTO button (p. 61, 65, 161) eg Power zoom lever (p. 40, 99, 203) eh DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button (p. 54) ej RESET button (p.
  • Page 309 Tripod receptacle Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely and the screw may damage your camcorder. Fastening the grip strap Fasten the grip strap firmly.
  • Page 310: Remote Commander

    Identifying the parts and controls Remote Commander Buttons that share the same name on the camcorder and Remote Commander share the same function. 1 PHOTO button (p. 61, 65, 161) 2 DISPLAY button (p. 54) 3 SEARCH MODE button (p. 102, 104, 106) 4 ./>...
  • Page 311 VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your camcorder from other 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...
  • Page 312: Operation Indicators

    Identifying the parts and controls Operation indicators LCD screen and viewfinder/ 1 Cassette memory (p. 20, 282) 2 Remaining battery time (p. 42) 3 Zoom (p. 40)/Exposure (p. 82)/ Data file name (p. 196) 4 Digital effect (p. 76, 97)/ MEMORY MIX (p.
  • Page 313 Identifying the parts and controls qf Self-timer (p. 48, 63, 66, 166, 182) qg STBY/REC (p. 42)/Video control mode (p. 56)/Image size (p. 158)/Image quality mode (p. 155) qh NIGHTSHOT (p. 45)/ SUPER NIGHTSHOT (p. 46)/ COLOUR SLOW SHUTTER (p. 47) qj Warning (p.
  • Page 314: Memory Stick"S Index

    English Index A, B AC power adaptor ... 23, 27 Adjusting the viewfinder ... 39 Audio dubbing ... 134 AUDIO MIX ... 248 AUDIO MODE ... 251 AUTO SHTR ... 246 A/V connecting cable ... 59, 110, 118, 128, 135, 170, 185, 243 BACK LIGHT ...
  • Page 316 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...