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Sony Handycam DCR-SR35E Operating Manual

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Digital Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
For details on the advanced operations, please refer to
"Handycam Handbook" (PDF).
2008 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide DCR-SR35E/SR36E/SR45E/SR46E/SR55E/ SR65E/SR75E/SR85E For details on the advanced operations, please refer to “Handycam Handbook” (PDF). 2008 Sony Corporation  3-280-870-11(1)
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. FOR CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE ATTENTION The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of this unit.
  • Page 3 Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4: Supplied Items

     “Operating Guide” (This manual) (1)    Using the camcorder The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed  or waterproofed. See “Precautions” (p. 31). Do not do any of the following when the  (movie)/ (still image) lamps (p. 11) or ACCESS lamps (p.
  • Page 5 The hard disk of the camcorder may not be recognized, or recording or playback may not be possible. Do not use your camcorder in very loud areas.  The hard disk of the camcorder may not be recognized, or recording may not be possible.
  • Page 6 Note on disposal/transfer If you perform [MEDIA FORMAT]* to format  the hard disk of the camcorder, data may not be completely deleted from the hard disk. When you transfer the camcorder, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY]* to prevent the recovery of your data.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Step 3: Selecting the media ... 12 Recording/Playback Recording ... 14 Playback ... 15 Playing the image on a TV ... 16 Other parts and functions of the camcorder ... 17 Indicators displayed during recording/ playback ... 19 Performing various functions - “ HOME” and “...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    For DCR-SR55E/SR65E/SR75E/ SR85E: Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station. For DCR-SR35E/SR36E/SR45E/ SR46E: Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your camcorder. Open the jack cover and connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack.
  • Page 9 SR46E).  Tips For DCR-SR55E/SR65E/SR75E/SR85E:  Same as DCR-SR35E/SR36E/SR45E/SR46E, you can charge the battery pack by connecting the AC Adaptor to your camcorder. To remove the battery pack Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery) release lever and remove the battery pack.
  • Page 10  Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction. Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power  source (mains) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the...
  • Page 11: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    (Movie): To record movies (Still): To record still images Go to step 3 when you turn on your camcorder for the first time. When you turn on the (Still) lamp,  the screen aspect ratio is changed to 4:3 automatically.
  • Page 12: Step 3: Selecting The Media

    The recordable time with [SP] recording mode  (the default setting) is as follows (approx): The internal hard disk:  DCR-SR35E/SR45E: 10 hours 40 minutes DCR-SR36E/SR46E/SR55E/SR65E: 14 hours 30 minutes DCR-SR75E/SR85E: 21 hours 50 minutes “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (4 GB) made by ...
  • Page 13 ACCESS lamp (“Memory Stick PRO Duo”) If you have selected [MEMORY STICK] as the movie media, turn the POWER switch until the lamp lights up. The [Create a new Image Database File.] screen appears on the LCD screen when you insert a new “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
  • Page 14: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording The images are recorded on the media selected on the media setting (p. 12). The default setting is hard disk for both movies and still images. LENS COVER switch POWER switch : To record movies : To record still images START/STOP ...
  • Page 15: Playback

     Next 6 images  Returns to the recording screen  Displays movies Turn the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES)  (or ) button. Press the The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.) Start playback.
  • Page 16: Playing The Image On A Tv

    Playing the image on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable  (supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO  (optional). For details, see “Handycam Handbook”...
  • Page 17: Other Parts And Functions Of The Camcorder

    Other parts and functions of the camcorder Buttons, jacks, etc., which are not explained in other chapters, are explained here. Handycam Station (DCR-SR55E/SR65E/SR75E/SR85E) Recording/Playback  Power zoom lever Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.
  • Page 18 Your camcorder returns to recording standby in approximately 1 second. With [QUICK ON STBY], you can set the time when the camcorder turns off in sleep mode.  ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) When the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing, your camcorder is writing/ reading data.
  • Page 19: Indicators Displayed During Recording/playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images  HOME button  Remaining battery (approx.)  Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording))  Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP)  The recording/playback media  Counter (hour/minute/second) ...
  • Page 20 Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning Self-timer recording Flash/REDEYE REDUC MICREF LEVEL low WIDE SELECT BLT-IN ZOOM MIC Upper right Indicator Meaning...
  • Page 21: Performing Various Functions

    Performing various functions - “ “ OPTION” You can display the menu screen by (HOME)  (or )/ pressing (OPTION). For details on the menu items, see “Handycam Handbook” (PDF) (p. 25). (HOME)  (HOME)  (OPTION) Using the HOME MENU You can change the operating settings for (HOME) ...
  • Page 22 Items of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category MOVIE* PHOTO* (VIEW IMAGES) category VISUAL INDEX* INDEX* INDEX* PLAYLIST (OTHERS) category DELETE* DELETE], [ PHOTO CAPTURE MOVIE DUB [DUB by select], [DUB by date], [ DUB ALL] PHOTO [COPY by select], [COPY COPY by date] EDIT...
  • Page 23: Saving Images

    ROM. Creating a DVD with One Touch (One Touch Disc Burn) You can save images recorded on the hard disk of the camcorder directly to a DVD with ease by pressing (DISC BURN) button. Saving images on a computer (Easy PC...
  • Page 24: Deleting Images

     Tips You can dub movies or copy still images from  the hard disk to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” (HOME)  Touch MOVIE DUB]/[PHOTO COPY]. Select the media which contains the images you want to delete before the operation (p.
  • Page 25: Enjoying With A Computer

    Enjoying with a computer Performing with a computer Handbook/software to be installed “Handycam Handbook” (PDF) “Handycam Handbook” (PDF) explains in detail about your camcorder and its practical use. “Picture Motion Browser” (only for Windows users) “Picture Motion Browser” is the supplied software.
  • Page 26: Installing Software

     Touch [ USB CONNECT] or [ USB CONNECT] on the [USB SELECT] screen of your camcorder. For DCR-SR35E/SR36E/SR45E/SR46E:  Connect the AC Adaptor to the camcorder and a wall outlet (wall socket), then turn the POWER switch to turn on.
  • Page 27  Disconnect the USB cable.  Operating “Picture Motion Browser” To start “Picture Motion Browser,” click [Start]  [All Programs]  [Sony Picture Utility]  [PMB - Picture Motion Browser]. For the basic operation of “Picture Motion Browser,” see “PMB Guide.”...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    During repair, we may check a minimum  amount of data stored on the hard disk in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. For the symptoms of your camcorder, see ...
  • Page 29: Self-diagnosis Display/warning

    Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Indicators/Messages Causes/Solutions The battery pack is not C:04:...
  • Page 30 The amount of light  is not sufficient, so camera-shake easily occurs. Use the flash. (DCR-SR55E/SR65E/ SR75E/SR85E) The camcorder is  unsteady, so camera- shake easily occurs. Hold the camcorder steady with both hands and record the image. However, note that the...
  • Page 31: Additional Information

    If any solid object or liquid gets inside the  casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling,  modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 32 Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 33: Specifications

    Audio compression format: Dolby Digital 2ch Dolby Digital Stereo Creator Video signal: PAL color, CCIR standards Hard Disk DCR-SR35E/SR45E: 30 GB DCR-SR36E/SR46E/SR55E/SR65E: 40 GB DCR-SR75E/SR85E: 60 GB When measuring media capacity, 1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management.
  • Page 34 Power requirements: 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack) 8.4 V (AC Adaptor) Average power consumption: During camera recording with normal brightness. DCR-SR35E/SR36E/SR45E/SR46E: 2.8 W DCR-SR55E/SR65E/SR75E/SR85E: 3.0 W Operating temperature: 0°C to + 40°C (32 °F to 104 °F) Storage temperature: -20°C to + 60°C (-4 °F to + 140 °F)
  • Page 35 ,” “Memory Stick Micro,” “MagicGate,” “ “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks  of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 36 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. Printed in Japan...

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