Sony digital video camera recorder service manual (127 pages)
Summary of Contents for Sony Handycam DCR-SX45E
Digital Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide DCR-SX45E/SX65E/SX85E 4-264-740-12(1) Table of contents Getting started Recording/Playback Making good use of your camcorder Saving movies and photos with a computer Saving images with an external device Customizing your camcorder Additional information Quick reference...
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack. Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
For the customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800- 222-SONY (7669). The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DCR-SX45E...
with this camcorder. Using the camcorder Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. LCD screen Battery pack Built-in USB Cable The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed ...
or battery pack becomes extremely high or extremely low, you may not be able to record or play back on the camcorder, due to the protection features of the camcorder being activated in such situations. In this case, an...
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.
Expected recording time (MEDIA INFO) Shooting photos p. 21 Playing movies and photos Playback on the camcorder p. 23 Playing images on a TV p. 26 Saving images Saving movies and photos with a computer p. 30 Saving movies and photos in external media ...
Notes You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the V series to your camcorder. Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen. Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
Depending on the type of USB device used, charging may not function properly. If you connect the camcorder to a notebook computer that is not connected to an AC power source, the battery of the notebook computer may be depleted rapidly. In this case, do not leave your camcorder connected for a long time.
Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a cool place. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any operation for about 5 minutes, to save battery power ([A.SHUT OFF]).
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER. Select the desired geographical area with Touch the button on the LCD screen.
You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER. When [POWER ON BY LCD] is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER. Changing the language setting You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language.
Step 3: Preparing the recording media The recording media that can be used differs depending on your camcorder. The following icons are displayed on the screen of your camcorder. DCR-SXE: DCR-SXE/SXE: In the default setting, both movies and photos are recorded on this recording media. You can perform recording, playback and editing operations on the selected medium.
Images recorded on SDXC memory cards cannot be played back or imported on non-exFAT * -compatible computers, AV components, etc., connected to this camcorder by USB cable. Check that the connected devices are compatible with exFAT beforehand. If you connect a device that is not compatible with exFAT, the screen for initialization may appear.
Do not attach a label, etc., to a memory card or memory card adaptor. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Open the cover, orient the memory card’s notched corner as shown in the illustration, and insert into the memory card slot until it clicks. Close the cover after inserting the memory card.
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder is turned on and the lens cover is opened. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 14). You can switch recording modes by pressing MODE. Press MODE to light up the desired recording ...
The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor.
[ON], and record images using the outer frame displayed on the screen as a guide. STEADYSHOT] is set to [STANDARD] in the default setting. To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and then adjust the angle ().
Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus, then press it fully. You can record photos also by touching Tips To change the image size, touch [PHOTO SETTINGS] category) a desired setting on the LCD screen. Flashes ...
See page 16 on changing the recording media (DCR-SX65E/SX85E). Open the LCD screen of your camcorder. Your camcorder turns on. To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER (p. 14). Press (VIEW IMAGES).
movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the photo recorded on a memory card.) Playing movies Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie. Volume adjustment Previous To stop To fast-reverse Tips ...
Viewing photos Your camcorder displays the selected photo. Previous To the VISUAL INDEX screen Tips When viewing photos recorded on a memory card, To start/stop slide show Next OPTION (playback folder) appears on the screen.
Playing images on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO . Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
Connect your camcorder to a TV with the A/V connecting cable (, supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (, sold separately). Connect your camcorder to the input jack of the TV. Play back movies and photos on your camcorder (p. 23).
Making good use of your camcorder Deleting movies and photos You can free media space by deleting movies and photos from recording media. Notes You cannot restore images once they are deleted. Save important movies and photos in advance.
Touch to select the recording date of the desired movies/photos, then touch Touch the image down on the LCD screen to confirm the image. Touch return to the previous screen. Touch [YES] ...
To save movies and photos using a computer, install “PMB” from the supplied CD-ROM beforehand. Notes Do not format the media of your camcorder from a computer. Your camcorder may not operate correctly. You can create discs using 12 cm discs of ...
Launcher. ” Double-click the “PMB Launcher” short-cut icon on the computer screen to start “PMB Launcher. ” Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer. Turn on the computer. Log on as an Administrator for ...
exceed 2 GB, it will be divided automatically. Although the file may appear to be divided when viewed on a PC, your camcorder and the “PMB” importing function will process the file appropriately. When you delete image files, follow the steps ...
“PMB Portable”. Starting up “PMB Portable” (Windows) Turn on your camcorder, then connect it to a computer with the Built-in USB cable. The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the LCD of your camcorder.
Starting up “PMB Portable” (Macintosh) Turn on your camcorder, then connect it to a computer with the Built-in USB cable. The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the LCD of your camcorder. Touch to select the recording media for which you wish to use “PMB Portable.
socket) using the supplied AC adaptor (p. 13). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media. Refer to the Sony support page for your country/region for details on external media that can be used. Tips ...
DCR-SX45E: Movies and photos that have not yet been saved on to external media can be saved. This screen will appear only when there ...
(p. 26). Notes The Date Index of photos cannot be displayed. If your camcorder does not recognize the external media, try the following operations. Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to your camcorder If the external media has the AC power cable, ...
Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer. Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Only unused discs of the following types can ...
To play back a disc on the DVD writer Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 13). Turn on your camcorder, and connect the DVD writer to the ...
DVDirect Express, with the USB cable. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected. Notes Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall ...
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions. A/V connecting cable (supplied) Connect the A/V connecting cable to the input jack of another device.
Start playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device. Refer to the instruction manuals supplied with your recording device for details. When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder. ...
Using the menus, you can perform useful functions and change various settings. If you make good use of menu operations, you can enjoy using your camcorder. The camcorder has various menu items under each of eight menu categories. MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition) p. 46 SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting) ...
Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. Tips Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and recording mode (movie/photo). Using MY MENU You can use the menu items more easily by registering the menu items you use most often on MY MENU.
When the item you want is not on the screen, touch another tab. (There may be no tab.) The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time.
WIDE SELECT ... Sets the horizontal to vertical ratio when recording movies. (PHOTO SETTINGS) category SELF-TIMER ... Sets the self-timer when your camcorder is in photo recording mode. IMAGE SIZE ... Sets the photo size. FILE NO..Sets how to assign the file number.
(EDIT) category DELETE DELETE ... Deletes movies. DELETE ... Deletes photos. PROTECT PROTECT ... Protects movies to avoid deleting. PROTECT ... Protects photos to avoid deleting. DIVIDE ... Divides movies. PHOTO CAPTURE * ... Captures photos from desired scenes of movies. MOVIE DUB * DUB by select ...
POWER SETTINGS A.SHUT OFF ... Changes the [A.SHUT OFF] setting (p. 11). POWER ON BY LCD ... Sets whether or not the camcorder is turned on and off when you open OTHER SETTINGS DEMO MODE... Sets whether the demonstration appears or not.
[Install]. Install by following the instructions on the screen. The model name of your camcorder is printed on its bottom surface. To view the “Handycam” Handbook, double-click the short-cut icon on the computer screen.
Press RESET (p. 60) using a pointed object, and turn the camcorder on. If you press RESET, all settings, including the clock setting, are reset. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Your camcorder may be required to initialize or ...
If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. In this case, when you contact them, give them all the numbers of the error code beginning with C or E.
The memory card is damaged. Format the memory card with your camcorder (p. 47). Incompatible memory card is inserted (p. 17). Access to the memory card was restricted on another device. The camcorder is unsteady. Hold the camcorder ...
recommended. The recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.
The maximum continuous recording time of movies is approximately 13 hours. Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media.
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.
(wall socket) via the AC Adaptor or while the battery pack is attached. The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do not use your camcorder at all. Use your camcorder after charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery. However, even if the pre-...
Stick PRO-HG Duo, ” “ 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. “DVDirect” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
101-0005 Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on your camcorder model. Meaning Estimated recording remaining time FADER Approximate number of recordable photos and...
Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. Lens (Carl Zeiss lens) LED VIDEO LIGHT Built-in microphone LCD screen/Touch panel If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.
Grip belt (19) Access lamp (memory card) (17) While the lamp is lit or flashing, the camcorder is reading or writing data. Memory card slot (17) Built-in USB Cable Tripod receptacle Attach a tripod (sold separately) to the...