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  • Page 1 Owner's Record model serial numbers are located serial number in the space provided whenever call upon your Sony Model No DCR-TRV SerialNo. DCR-TRV27 DCR- TRV16/TRV18/ TRV25/TRV27 @2002 Sony Corporation read tbis manual tboroughly, on the bottom.
  • Page 2 Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Itandycam. With your t landycam, you carl capture life's precious moments with superior picture and sound quality Your t tandycam is loaded with advanced but at the same time it is veQ[ easy to use You will soon be...
  • Page 3 Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DCR_TRV25, DCR- TRV2? Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Address: 080 Kinderkamack Oradell, N]07649 U.S.A. Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions.:...
  • Page 4 Main Features...
  • Page 5 • END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec • DATA CODE tP. 391 • Tape PB ZOOM tP. 67)/Memory •ZERO SET MEMORY • TITLE SEARCH @. 70) • Digital program editing * Except DCR-TRV16 Slow Shutter manually tP- 601 images more impact is OFF. {To zoom...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    VCR Insert Editing Audio dubbing Superimposing a title ... Making your own titles Labeling a cassette Stick" Operations DCR-TRV16) Using a "Memory Stick" Introduction Recording still images on a "Memo_T Stick" Memory Photo recording Recording an image from a tape as a...
  • Page 7 For Windows users Viewing images recorded "Memory Stick" with your computer For Windows users (except DCR-TRV16) Connecting your camcorder computer using the USB cable For Macintosh users (except DCR-TRV16) Viewing "Memory computer For Macintosh (except Capturing...
  • Page 8 Quick Start Guide - Recording Use the battery pack when using your camcorder Slide Ik_ OPEN/ ELECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid This chapter introduces you to the basic features tape of your camcorder. See the page in parentheses more information.
  • Page 9 When the LCD panel is closed, use the viewfinder with your eye against the eyecup. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight When you purchase your camcorder, and time for a picture, set the clock before recording NOTE panel, or the battery pack.
  • Page 10 - Except DCR-TRV16 Use the battery pack when using your camcorder Open the DC IN _ jack cover. AC power Insert a "Memory Stick" in the "Memory facing up as illustrated. • mark When _jecting the "Memory Stick", press the "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 11 _ye against the eyecup. Adjust tbe viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p. 29j. When you purchase your camcorder, and tb}_e for a picture, set the clock before recording Press PHOTO lightly. the clock setting is set to off. If you want (p.
  • Page 12 See page 105 for details. •21This intelligent accessory manual in this manual are for the four models this manual and operating of your camcorder. Otherwise, tBe model name is indicated are clearly indicated this manual, buttons and settings you can hear a beep to indicate out.
  • Page 13 Using this manual Your camcorder is based on the DV format. You can use only mini DV cassettes your camcorder. We recommend Functions that require difforent cassette memory are: END SEARCH (p. 37) DATE SEARCH (p. 71) PHOTO SEARCH (p. 73)
  • Page 14 [¢]. shoot the sun. Doing so might cause your camcorder of the sun in low light conditions models only) using extremely high-precision for effective use.
  • Page 15: Accessories

    Remote Commander (2) (p. 216) Battery pack (I) (p. 16, 17) NP FM30:DCR-TRVI6/TRV18 NP-FM50:DCR-TRV25/TRV27 Contents of the recording cannot be compensated malfunction of the camcorder, accessories accessories are supplied A/V connecting Shoulder Lens cap (1) (p. 26) "Memory {except DCR_TRV16) USB cable (1) (p.
  • Page 16 Step 1 Preparing (1) Lift up the viewfinder. (2) Slide the battery remove (1) Lift up the viewfinder. (2) Slide the battery down. If you use the large capacity If you install the NP FMT0/QMTI/FMg0/FM91/QMgl extend its viewfinder. the power pack down until it clicks.
  • Page 17: Thepower Supply

    The number in the illustration camcorder. After charging Disconnect the AC power adaptor from tile DC IN jack on your camcorder. Note Prevent metallic ol_iects from coming into contact the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 18 Step 1 Preparing Remaining battery remaining recording time Until your camcorder calculates the actual remaining " min" appears When you use the AC power adaptor Place the AC power While using the AC power plug from the wall outlet as soon as possible...
  • Page 19 Step 1 Preparing the power Recording time DCR-TRV16/TRV18 Battery pack NP FM30 (supplied) NP FM50 NP FM70 NP QMTI NP FM90 NP FM91/QM91 DCR-TRV25 Battery pack NP FM50 (supplied) NP FM70 NP QMTI NP FM90 NP FM91/QM91 DCR-IRV27 Battery pack...
  • Page 20 Step 1 Preparing Playing time DCR-TRV16/TRV18 Battery pack NP I_M30 (supplied) NP-FMS0 NP-FMT0 NP-QMTI NP FM90 NP FM91/QM91 DCR-TRV25 Battery pack NP I_M50 (supplied) NP FM70 NP QM71 NP FM90 NP FM91/QMgl DCR-TRV27 Battery pack NP I_M50 (supplied) NP FM70...
  • Page 21 {M series). Your camcorder "InfoLITHIUM" M series hattery of Sony Corporation. time at 25 °C (77 °F). "rile battery on the remaining battery time data such as This unit is compatible operams...
  • Page 22 • The DC IN jack has "source any power if the AC power power cord is not plugged Using a car battery Use a Sony Car Battery Adaptor Car Battery Adaptor the power supply for a long time, we recommend adaptor.
  • Page 23: The Date And Time

    Step 2 Setting Set the date and time when you use your camcorder will be displayed each time that you set the POWER (except DCR-TRVI6} If you do not use your cameorder may be cleared from memory battery in your camcorder...
  • Page 24 Step Setting The year changesas follows: If you do not set the date and time "Memory Stick" (except DCR-TRV16). Note on the time indicator The internal • 12:00 AM stands • 12:00 PM stands date and time 1995 *-- ...
  • Page 25: A Cassette

    Step 3 Inserting (1) Prepare the power supply. (2) Slide L OPEN/EJECT cassette compmlment (3) Push the center of the cassette back to insert the cassette. Insert the cassette straight as far as possible into the cassette compartment the window facing up. (4) Close the cassette compartment The cassette compartment (5) After the cassette compartment...
  • Page 26 Note on recording Your camcorder (long play) mode. record 1.5 times as long as in the SP mode. When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, hack the tape on your camcorder. a picture automatically focuses for you.
  • Page 27 When you change the battery When you use a cassette with cassette memory, smooth even after ojecting If you leave your camcorder in the standby mode for five minutes while the cassette is inset-ted Your eamcorder automatically battery and tape wear. To return to the standby (CHG) and then back to CAMERA.
  • Page 28 The LCD panel can be opened The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees the lens side. When closing tile LCD panel, set it vertically camcorder body. Note Tile viewfinder mode (p. 31). When you use the LCD screen outdoors in direct sunlight Tile LCD screen may be difficult viewfinder.
  • Page 29: Dcr Trv16)

    If you record pictures Adjust the viewfinder into sharp focus. Set Ihe POWER switch to CAMERA, VCR or MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16). Lift up the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever. Viewfinder backlight You can change the brightness...
  • Page 30 Note on digital zoom The picture quality side. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16) You carmot use the digital zoom. zoom lever a little for a slower zoom. Move it further sparingly results...
  • Page 31 ZERO SET MEMORY sul_iect to view him-or herself on the LCD screen. lo check his or her own image on the LCD screen while you or MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16). in the viewfinder and on tile LCD screen. mode, and •...
  • Page 32 Recording a picture Indicators are not recorded Remaining battery time indicator during recording Tile indicator be correct, depending LCD panel and open it again, it takes about one minute battery time in minutes Time code Tile time code indicates seconds) in CAMERA and "0:00:00:00"...
  • Page 33 The [_ indicator appears To cancel, press BACK LIGHT again. If you press EXPOSURE when shooting backlit subjects The backlight function behind the subject or a subject with a function. or MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16), on the screen. will be canceled. press BACK...
  • Page 34 Recording a picture You can shoot a subject in a dark place. For example, environment Using NightShot Set the POWER NIGHTSHOT The [] and "NIGHTSHOT" To cancel the NightShot Using Super The Super NightShot recorded in the NightShot (1) Set the POWER "NIGHTSHOT"...
  • Page 35 (except DCR-TRV16). While using Super NightShot The shutter speed is automatically the motion of the picture When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16), you cannot use the following functions: Super NightShot Color Slow Shutter NightShot Light NightShot...
  • Page 36 Recording a picture - Except DCR-TRV16 Recording with tile self-timer Remote Commander (1) In the standby gEL/PUSH (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH (3) Press MENU The _.) (self-timer) (4) Press START/STOP. Self-timer the countdown, START/STOP To stop Press START/STOP. To restart...
  • Page 37 If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions The end search function section after you record. mode. of the recorded section are played back and your camcorder mode. You can monitor the sound start point. to stop playback.
  • Page 38: Back A Tape

    + : To turn To stop playback Press II. When monitoring You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to the camcorder LCD screen facing out. If you leave the power on for a long time Your camcorder When you open or close the LCD panel Make sure that the LCD panel is set vertically.
  • Page 39 Playing back a tape Press DISPLAY on your camcorder on the screen. To make tile indicators DATA CODE About date/time Use the Remote Commander In addition to images, your camcorder including date/time and various @ Set the POWER switch to VCR, then play back a tape.
  • Page 40 (... of tile tape is being played back. due to tape damage by a camcorder without on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder shows tile approximate continuous on the conditions in which you are playing back. When you close...
  • Page 41 (END modes may remain as a mosaic image during enters the stop mode. To resume smoothly on your camcorder. signal through the _ DV IN/OUT a tape in reverse appear at the center, or the top For double...
  • Page 42: On Tv

    L (left} signal. If you connect the red plug, the sound is R more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). you do not need to connect the yellow to the S video jacks on both your camcorder produces higher quality DV format pictures.
  • Page 43: Memory

    Operations Recording still images Stick" during - Except DCR-TRV16 You carl record still images on a "Memory mode. You can also record still images on a tape (p. 46). Before operation • Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder • Set PHOTO REC in _ MEMORY.)
  • Page 44 Recording still images on a "Memory tape "Memory Stick" For more information, Notes • Do not shake or strike your camcorder fluctuate. • You cannot record still images on a "Memory L_g_ indicator Fader Picture effect Digital effect Super NightShot...
  • Page 45 "Memory tape You can record still images on a "Memory the Remote Commander Before operation • Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder (p. 106). • Set PHOTO REC in _ MEMORY.) (1) In the standby mode, gEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p.
  • Page 46: On A Tape Recording

    TAPE in the menu settings (p. 177). you cannot change tile mode or setting. a still image, do not shake your camcorder. does not work while using the following flashes.: on tapes. about 765 images...
  • Page 47 You cannot check the image on tile screen by pressing deeper. The still image is then recorded returns to the standby To record still images with higher quality (except DCR-TRV16) We recommend that you record on "Memory recording (p. 112).
  • Page 48 AUTO and reset to HOLD after a few seconds AE mode. outdoors from inside a house, or vice versa. manually This adjustment makes white color balance. Normally white balance (except DCR-TRV16). the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial white balance, then press balance mode mode. correctly in the INDOOR...
  • Page 49 Set 16:gWIDE to OFF in tile menu settings. In the wide mode You cannot select the following OLD MOVIE BOUNCE Recording still images on a "Memory (except DCR-TRV16) During recording You cannot select or cancel the wide camcorder to the standby Connection for a I'V...
  • Page 50 4:3, or letter box) with video signals. ID-2 system The ID-2 system sends a copyright protection signal with ID-I signals inserted between video signals when you connect your camcorder to other equipment using the A/V connecting cable. ratio (screen horizontal/vertical...
  • Page 51 Using the fader You can fade in or out to give your recording FADER M. FADER (mosaic) BOUNCE* OVERLAP* WIPE* DOT* MONOTONE When fading in, the picture When fading out, the picture * Fade in only function a more professional gradually changes from black-and-white...
  • Page 52 (except DCR-TRVI 6} Tape Photo recording Interval recording Frame recording When you set the POWER switch to MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16) You cannot use the fader function. When the OVERLAP, WIPE, or DOT indicator appear in the standby mode Your can]corder...
  • Page 53 Using the fader function While using the bounce function, EoctlS Zoom Picture effect Exposure Note or= the bounce The BOUNCE indicator When D ZOOM is activated Wide mode Picture effect PROGRAM you cannot use the following function does not appear in the following in the menu settings functions:...
  • Page 54 Using special effects You can digitally NEG. ART [a] : The SEPIA B&W SOLARIZE [b] : The SLIM [c] : STRETCH [d] : PASTEL [e] : MOSAIC [fI : (1) Set the POWER with the SEL/PUSH (2) Select the desired To cancel Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings.
  • Page 55: Effect

    The slow shutter mode is good for recording to pictures. Your camcorder effect to SEPIA, and sets the appropriate effect digital functions. picture. picture.
  • Page 56 Using special effects (1) Set the POWER with the SEL/PUSH (2) Select the desired PUSH EXEC dial. In the STILL and LUMI. recorded (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH The bars appear in the following modes: STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL. The more bars there are on the screen, the stronger the digital effoct.
  • Page 57 Using special effects - Digital Notes • The following functions Fader Super NightShot Color Slow Shutter Recording still images on a "Memory (Pxcept DCR TRV16) Tape Photo recording • The PROGRAM AE function • The following functions Wide mode Picture effect PROGRAM When you set the POWERswitch to OFF(CHG) Digital effect will he automatically canceled.
  • Page 58 LANDSCAPE: This mode is for when you are recording distant subjects such as mountains, and prevents your camcorder fi'om focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows when you are recording a subject behind glass or a screen. AE function...
  • Page 59 Using the PROGRAM AE function (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16). Press MENU, then select PROGRAM AE in _[_ with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p. 176). (2) Select the desired mode with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
  • Page 60 EXEC dial to adjust to the automatic exposure manually, the following returns to the automatic exposure mode: lhe PROGRAM AE mode. to ON. manually Normally exposure is automatically eases: faithfully (except DCR-TRV16), the brightness. EXPOSURE mode functions do not work: press...
  • Page 61 (manual focus) focus. mode subjects down firmly, tile lens focuses on the infinity when your camcorder object. if you adjust the zoom to shoot at the "W" (wide-angle) position. position. subject. the focus in the following to a subject in...
  • Page 62 The time: 0.SSEC ,_ (_) Turn (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH (5) Press MENU (6) Press START/STOP recording by setting the camcorder sequentially. You can achieve an excellent etc., with this function. Example [a] ',- - ,,- [a]: REC TIME...
  • Page 63 INTERVAL indicator To restart interval recording, The INTERVAL indicator When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16) You cannot do interval On recording time There may be a discrepancy selected time. When pressing START/STOP during recording time Interval recording stops.
  • Page 64 Set FRAME REC to OFF in the menu settings. Set the POWER switch Note The proper remaining continuously. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16) You cannot use the frame recording. When using the frame recording function The last recorded recording mode, press MENU.
  • Page 65: Playing Back Tapes With Picture

    Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. Notes • You cannot process • To record images that you have processed images on a "Memol T Stick" (except DCR-TRV16} your camcorder as a player. Pictures processed by picture effect functions...
  • Page 66: Playing Back Tapes With Digital

    Set D EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. Notes • You cannot process externally • To record images that you have processed record images on a "Memory using your camcorder Pictures processed by digital effect functions • Pictures processed OUT jack.
  • Page 67: Enlarging Images Recorded On A Tape

    PB ZOOM PressPB ZOOM. Notes • You cannot process camcorder. • You cannot record images on a tape on your camcorder image using the tape PB ZOOM function. using your eamcorder • You cannot record moving your eamcorder when you have processed function.
  • Page 68 Enlarging images recorded Pictures in the PB ZOOM Pictures in the PB ZOOM tf (USBI jack. The PB ZOOM function is automatically functions: Set the POWER switch Stop playback Display the menu settings Insert a "Memory on a tape - Tape PB ZOOM mode are not output through canceled when you execute the following...
  • Page 69: Quickly Locating A Scene

    Quickly locating - ZERO SET MEMORY Your camcorder goes forward having a tape counter operation. (1) In the playback mode, (2) Press ZERO SET MEMORY counter shows "0:00:00" indicator flashes. (3) Press • when you want (4) Press _ to rewind...
  • Page 70: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded

    Before operation Set CM SEARCH (1) Set the POWER (2) Press SEARCH SEARCH TITLE SEARCH no indicator (3) Press I<1<1 or _ Your camcorder you selected. [a]: Actual point [by: Present point To stop searching Press II. If you use a cassette...
  • Page 71 (1) Set the POWER (2) Press SEARCH MODE SEARCH indicator The indicator changes TITLE SEARCH no indicator (3) Press _ or _ Your camcorder date. [a]: Actual point you are trying [bl:Present point on the tape To stop searching Press m. by date search for the point where the recording for this operation.
  • Page 72: Searching A Recording By Date Date Search

    SEARCH on the Remote Commander Commander to search starts playback at the point or _ your camcorder your camcorder may not accurately data. If you search among using cassetle memory" below. settings (p. 181). repeatedly until the DATE PHOTO SCAN _...
  • Page 73 SEARCH The indicator changes TITLE SEARCH no indicator (a) Press or _ Your camcorder that you selected, [a]: Actual point you are trying to search for [b]: Present point on the tape To stop searching Press m. SCAN only when playing back a cassette with cassette memory.
  • Page 74: Searching For Aphoto Photo

    (2) Set CM SEARCH (3) Press SEARCH PHOTO The indicator _* DATE SEARCH (4) Press _ Each time you press next photo. Your camcorder To stop searching Press m. (1) Set the POWER (2) Press SEARCH PHOTO The indicator TITLE SEARCH*...
  • Page 75: Dubbing A Tape

    AUDIO/VIDEO : Signal flow A/V connecting When you have Press • on both your camcorder and the VCR. You can edit on VCRs that support the following [] 8 ram, I,I1_ Hi8, _ m Betamax, ED Betamax, to your camcorder to tile VCR using tile A/V connecting to LCD in the menu settings.
  • Page 76 (4) Play back the recorded (5) Start recording r--N. : Signal flow When Press • on both your camcorder and the VCR. the left channel audio is output, audio is output. more faithfully you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V...
  • Page 77 Dubbing a tape You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) See page 199 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...
  • Page 78 Dubbing only desired - Digital program You can duplicate the VCR. Scenes can be selected Your camcorder more information. Unwanted scene Before operating recorded Step 1 Connecting Step 2 Setting the VCR for operation. Using the A/V connecting Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting Step 3 Adjusting When you dub using the same VCR again, you can skip steps 2 and 3.
  • Page 79 (!) Set the POWER (g) Turn the power When you connect Press MENU. Select VIDEO EDIT in [] (p. 184). (if) Turn the SEL/PUSH DCR-TRV16) (_) Turn the SEL/PUSH (_) Turn the SEL/PUSH (_) Turn the SEL/PUSH (_) Turn the SEL/PUSH of your VCR, then press the dial.
  • Page 80 About IR SETUP codes The IR SETUP code is stored in the memory correct code to match your VCR. The default Brand IR SETUP code Sony 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Admiral (M Wards) Aiwa 47, 54, 80...
  • Page 81 II. to cancel recording pause is O. to cancel recording pause is I_,-. camcorder VCR to of your camcorder and face it towards 30 em (12 in.} apart, and remove any obstacles Infrared rays emitter Remote sensor A/V connecting...
  • Page 82 If the VCR starts recording, When recording When • After checking PAUSEMODE • Place your camcorder • Rofor to the operating scenes - Digital VCR operation tape into the VCI-{, then set to recording EXEC dial to select IR TEST, then press...
  • Page 83 When you connect to VCR/VTR. (3) Press MENU. Select VIDEO EDIT in [] (p. 184). (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH DCR-TRV16). (5) Turn the gEL/PUSH (6) Turn the gEL/PUSH (7) Turn the gEL/PUSH program switch to VCR on your camcorder.
  • Page 84 (10)Turn the SEL/PUSH scenes - Digital indicators. the dubbing to IR in the menu settings of your camcorder for notes. Before operation, oject a cassette tape (or a tape you want pause. in CONTROL, EXEC dial to select ADJ TEST, then press...
  • Page 85 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital Notes • When you complete about 50 seconds. • If you start recording tape may not record properly. recording. • When you connect with tile i.LINK cable (DV connecting to operate the dubbing connection and set CONTROL sent by digital signals.
  • Page 86 ¸ii_ii ¸_i,!i_ii_!_ii_ii_ii!i_i_!_!!ili_!_!_!_'iiii!i_!ii (1) Inse_t the tape for playback recording (2) Press MENU, (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH DCR-TRV16). (4) Search for the beginning operation You can fine-adjust (5) Turn the SEL/PUSH The IN point changes (6) Search...
  • Page 87 Select RETURN in step 2. Erasing programs (1) Select VIDEO EDIT in the menu (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH DCR-TRV16). (3) Select ERASE ALL in the menu select EXECUTE, All the program To cancel erasing all programs Select RETURN in step 3.
  • Page 88: Digital Program Editing

    P ... and that the VCR is set to recording cablo) this procedure set its power switch to VCR/VTR. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to DCR-TRV16). then start dubbing. search, and the EDITING indicator ends. and the VCR automatically stop.
  • Page 89 @ S VIDEO ® VIDEO >o,o : Signal flow When you have Press • on both your camcorder and the VCR. or TV programs (The default to record a tape from the VCR, insert switch to VCR on your camcorder.
  • Page 90: Recording Video Or Tv Programs

    S video cable (optional). you do not need to connect the yellow (video} plug of the A/V to tile S video jacks of both your camcorder produces higher quality DV format pictures.
  • Page 91 DV OUT : Signal flow When you have finished dubbing a tape Press • on your camcorder, You can connect one VCR only using the LLINK cable (DV connecting cable). When you dub a picture in digital form The color of the display picture.
  • Page 92: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr

    Use the Remote Commander are the same as on page 89 or 91. the desired scene to insert into the VCR. switch to VCR on your camcorder. VCR, locate just before the insert pause mode. locate the insert...
  • Page 93 To insert a scene without setting the insert end point Skip steps 3 and 4. Press • on your camcorder point again after step 5 to erase the ZERO SET MEMORY...
  • Page 94: Audio Dubbing

    Microphone (optional) picture and sound by connecting cable. is not output from the speaker. Intelligent accessory shoe to your recorded tape already your camcorder to a TV with Check the sound by using a TV or sound...
  • Page 95 Audio dubbing VIDEO : Signal flow No connection is necessary. Note When dubbing with the AUDIO/VIDEO not output through the S VIDEO jack or the AUDIO/VIDEO picture on the screen. If you make all the connections The audio input to be recorded MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack Intelligent accesso_y...
  • Page 96 (2) Set the POWER (3) Locate the recording where you want mode. (4) Press AUDIO (5) Press II on your camcorder record at the same The new sound recording (6) Press • on your camcorder To add audio more precisely...
  • Page 97 • You cannot add audio with the _, DV IN/OUT • You cannot add audio on the blank portion If an LLINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) is connected to your camcorder You cannot add audio to a recorded We recommend that you add audio on a tape recorded with your camcorder If you add audio on a tape recorded become worse.
  • Page 98: Superimposing A Title

    Superimposing If you use a tape with cassette memory, you play back the tape, the title is displayed where you superimposed (1) In the recording, standby mode, playback or playback pause, press MENU, then select TITLE in {_l with the SEL/PUSH (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select [i_, then press the dial.
  • Page 99 If the tape has a blank portion You cannot superimpose If the tape has a blank portion between The title may not be displayed Titles superimposed with your camcorder • Titles are displayed function. • The point you superimposed searching...
  • Page 100 Superimposing a title _ii ¸;_;!_i_!_!_{i!ii_:i_ii:_!_i_i!_i!_!_ii!_!_i_!i_{_i_{ii_i_:i_:_!i:_i!_i!{i!! (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR. (2) Press MENU, then select TITLEERASE in 1_ with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p. 181). (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the title you want to erase, then press the dial.
  • Page 101 EXEC dial to select the desired all characters your own titles, turn the SEL/PUSH the dial. disappear. _3 cusroMlsE_ l_t_ _1 ¸ _CU$_OM2SE_ Z_ _ of your camcorder. Each then select TITLE the dial. SET or CUSTOM2 SET, of the desired character, character, then press...
  • Page 102: Making Your Own Titles

    [÷], then press the dial to delete the title. The last character new title as desired. If you take five minutes or longer to enter characters in the standby mode while a cassette in your camcorder Tile power automatically memory.
  • Page 103: Labeling A Cassette

    Labeling a cassette If you use a cassette with cassette memory, consist of up to 10 characters insert the labeled cassette label is displayed (1) Insert the cassette (2) Set the POWER (3) Press MENU, then select TAPE TITLE in _ (p.
  • Page 104 Labeling a cassette To erase In step 4 turn the SEL/PUSH character is erased. To change Insert the cassette to change the label, and operate in the same way to make a new label. If you set the write-protect You cannot label the tape. Slide tile write-protect If the tape has too many index signals You may not be able to label a cassette because delete data you do not need.
  • Page 105: Dcr-trv16

    -- "Memory Stick" Operations Using a "Memory - Except DCR-TRV16 You carl easily record and playback cameorder. You can also do the following Reading the image fi'om the tape to the "Memory to the tape Importing images recorded Deleting images,...
  • Page 106: Using A "memory Stick" Introduction

    Industries Association). You cannot on other equipment {DCR- that does not conform erases all information of Sony Corporat or registered "TM" and "®" are not mentioned Access lamp is reading Stick." Do not turn the the image data may become Stick"...
  • Page 107 Using a "Memory Stick" - Introduction You can select Ihe image quality The default setting is FINE. (DCR-TRVI8 The default setting is SUPER FINE. (DCR-TRV25/TRV27 (1) Set the POWER is set to the left (unlock) (2) Press MENU, then select STILL SET in _E] with (p.
  • Page 108 JPEG format before being stored allotted to each image varies depending in the table below. only mode indicator is not displayed image quality in your camcorder. to about 1/6. image quality in your camcorder. to about 1/10. in memory.
  • Page 109 Using a "Memory Stick" - Introduction Still images: DCR-TRV25/TRV27: DCR-TRVI8: Moving pictures: You can select either of two picture 320 x 240 or 160 x 112 The default setting is 320 × 240. (1) Set the POWER the left (unlock) (2) Press MENU, then select STILL SET (still image) picture)
  • Page 110 1152 x 864* FINE 640 × 480 1152 x 864* ;TANDARD 640 × 480 Note* If you record a 1152 x 864 still image with your camcorder data file on another displayed in a smaller * DCR-TRV25/TRV27 Stick" - Introduction...
  • Page 111 40 sec. 20 sec. 10 rain. 21 min. 40 sec. 20 sec. number of still images and limes of moving Stick" formatted on your camcorder. record on a on which image size you 64MB 128MB (optional) {optional) 10 rain. 21 rain.
  • Page 112 Recording Stick" - Memory - Except DCR-TRV16 You can record still hnages on "Memory Before operation Insert a "Memory (1) Set the POWER the left {unlock) (2) Keep pressing stops flashing, adjusted, does not start yet. (3) Press PHOTO Recording...
  • Page 113: Recording Still Images On A "memo_t

    Sports lesson of PROGRAM While you are recording You can neither turn off the power When press PHOTO Your camcorder immediately the button. When you press PHOTO lightly in step 2 The image momentarily Recording data The recording data (date/time...
  • Page 114 - Memory Photo recording _ii_i_!_aii!_!!_!_i!i:_i!i_!_!_!_ii_!_!_!_!ii!i_i_i_ You can record still images continuously. in the menu settings NORMAL* Your camcorder 640 × 480 size at about 0.5 sec intervals. EXP BRKTG (Exposure bracketing)* Your camcorder ( BI]K ) exposures. MULTI SCRN (Multi screen) [b]...
  • Page 115 "Memory During recording images continuously The flash (optional) does not work. When shooting with the self-timer function or the Remote Commander Your camcorder automatically images. When selecting NORMAL* Recording continues PHOTO deeper.
  • Page 116 Make sure that the LOCK is set to the left in _[_ with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial the dial. disappear. 10 with a beep. In the last two seconds stmnts automatically. while your camcorder is in the standby Commander. i 7:i717 ¸...
  • Page 117: Recording An Image From A Tape As A Still Image

    "Memory Stick". Before operation •Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder. • Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Press D,_. Moving picture recorded on the tape is played back.
  • Page 118 S video cable (optional). you do not need to connect the yellow (video} plug of the A/V to the S video jacks of both your camcorder Titles do not appear on the screen while on a "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 119 Recording an image from a tape as a still image Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) DV OUT : Signal flow Note In the following instances, When recording on a tape in a poor recording been repeatedly used for dubbing When attempting to input images that are distorted when a TV tuner unit is in use...
  • Page 120 Superimposing "Memory Stick" - MEMORY - Except DCR-TRV16 You can superimpose moving picture or a "Memory "Memory Stick.") M. CHROM (Memory chroma key): You can swap a blue area of a still image sueb as an illustration moving picture. M. LUMI (Memory luminance key):...
  • Page 121: Superimposing A Still Image In The

    M. CHROM M. LUMI C. CHROM M. OVERLAP The fewer bars there are on the screen, (7) Press START/STOP into your camcorder. still images into your camcorder. switch to CAMERA. MIX. or last composed image appears image. /+ to select the still image...
  • Page 122 7. deeper select PHOTO REC in _[_ to TAPE in tile menu settings Stick" on an image Still image for moving pictures recorded of white, the thumbnail images with your camcorder. image of (p. 177).
  • Page 123 (7) Press PHOTO deeper The image displayed Recording is complete set to 640 × 480. still images into your camcorder. switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch position. MIX. or composed image...
  • Page 124 "Memory Stick" using the MEMORY MIX function AE function does not work. (The indicator Stick" supplied with your camcorder is already stored with 20 18 images (such as a fi'ame) I00-0001 to 100-0018 two images (such as a background) Stick"...
  • Page 125: Recording Moving Pictures On A

    Recording moving Stick" - MPEG movie - Except DCR-TRV16 You carl record moving pictures with sound on "Memo_\yStick"s. The picture and sound are recorded up to the capacity of "Memory Stick". (MPEG MOVIE EX} Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder.
  • Page 126: Mpeg Movie Recording

    AE (The indicator while recording. Stick." date/time, press DATA CODE on the Remote Various settings cannot be recorded. Stick" tape fi-om your camcorder. Stick." larger compared with the angle of view when the POWER Stick" flashes.) However, they are automatically Commander...
  • Page 127 Recording moving pictures - MPEG movie recording You can record moving pictures on "Memory Stick's with the self-timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) Set the POWER (unlock} position. (2) Press MENU, then select SELFTIMER (3) Turn the SEE/PUSH (4) Press MENU...
  • Page 128 Stick." Before operation • Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder. • Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER (2) Press roD-. The picture scene where (3) Press START/STOP...
  • Page 129 Stick"s. Titles do not appear while you are with START/STOP. when it is recorded on a "Memory Data codes recorded on a tape cannot he recorded by your camcorder has been recorded. equipment images from from a tape. Stick" is recorded.
  • Page 130 A/V connecting more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V to the S video jacks of both your camcorder picture (Tbe default setting is LCD.) on the screen.
  • Page 131: Recording Pictures From A Tape As A Moving Picture

    Recording pictures from a tape as a moving Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) DV OUT i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) {optional) : Signal flow Note In the following instances, and you cannot record pictures. When recording on a tape in a poor recording been repeatedly used for dubbing When attempting...
  • Page 132: Recording Edited Pictures From A

    Recording a moving picture editin_l (on "Memory/Stick"s) - Except DCR-TRV16 You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto "Memory Stick"s. Set the POWER Insert the tape for playback, camcorder. Press MENU, (p. 184}. Turn the SEE/PUSH Turn the SEE/PUSH...
  • Page 133 Recording edited pictures - Digital program editing Erasing the program Erase OUT first and then IN fi'om of the last program. (1) Turn the SEL/PUSH (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH The last set program To cancel erasing Turn the SEL/PUSH Erasing programs (1) Turn the SEL/PUSH...
  • Page 134 Recording edited - Digital program (1) Select VIDEO EDIT in the menu select MEMORY, (2) Select START in the menu EXECUTE, Search for the beginning The program The SEARCH during writing on the screen. The program When the dubbing To stop dubbing Press •...
  • Page 135 Copying still images - PHOTO SAVE - Except DCR-TRV16 Using the search function, and record them on a "Memory Before operation • Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder • Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER...
  • Page 136: Copying Still Images From A Tape Photo Save

    - PHOTO SAVE Image size of still images Image size is automatically When the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not shake or knock your camcorder. "Memory Stick". Otherwise, If the write-protect NOT READY appears When you change "Memory...
  • Page 137 MEMORY + : To display To stop memory Press MEMORY PLAY. Note You may not be able to play back images with your camcorder: when playing back image data modified when playing back image data shot with other equipment. Notes on the file name •...
  • Page 138: Viewing Still Images Memory Photo Playback

    Viewing still images - Memory To play back recorded • Connect your camcorder camcorder before operation. • When operating quality may appear to have deteriorated. as good as ever. • Turn tile audio volume output from tile TV speakers. When no image is recorded on the "Memory...
  • Page 139 - Memory You can play hack six recorded searching for a particular Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER is set to the left (unlock) (2) Press MEMORY A red • mark appears screen mode.
  • Page 140 - MPEG movie - Except DCR-TRV16 You can play back moving pictures recorded on a "Memory Stick." You can also play back six images including still images in order at a time by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 141: Viewing Moving Pictures Mpeg Movie Playback

    Viewing moving pictures - MPEG movie playback The moving picture recorded You can select any point and playback (1) Follow steps I to 3 on page (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH playback, then press T : To see the next part ,_ : To see the previous As you turn the dial to select the playback change...
  • Page 142 Viewing moving Data directory number/File Recording date/time Recording date/time Remote Commander. pictures - MPEG movie Picture number/Total Image size _,_K_ pictures _i:_ i iii _ Protect "_----" Recording (Various number are displayed when you press the DATA CODE button on the Various settings are not recorded.
  • Page 143 Copying images Stick"s to a tape - Except DCR-TRV16 You can copy images recorded on "Memory Stick" and record them to a tape. Before operation • Insert a tape for recording • Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER...
  • Page 144: Copying Images Recorded On "memory Stick"s To A Tape

    When copying After step 6, press the MPEG _'1! button or SEL/PUSH image. on "Memory the following buttons: stops. images with your camcorder. playback and file name indicators indicators. movies Stick's to a tape in addition to tile time code...
  • Page 145 Enlarging still images "Memory Stick" - Except DCR-TRV16 You carl enlarge still images recorded desired part from the enlarged enlarged still image to tapes or "Memory Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER is set to the left (unlock)
  • Page 146: Enlarging Still Images Recorded On A "memory Stick" Memory Pb Zoom

    Enlarging still images recorded - Memory PB ZOOM The PBZOOM mode iscanceledwhen the following buttons are pressed: MENU MEMORY PLAY MEMORY INDEX MEMORY /+ Moving pictures recorded on "Memory The PB ZOOM mode does not work. To record the still image processed by Memory PB ZOOM on "Memory Press the PHOTO recorded at 640 x 480 size.)
  • Page 147: Playing Back Images In A Continuous

    Playing back images - SLIDE SHOW - Except DCR-TRV16 You carl automatically when checking recorded Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER the left (unlock) (2) Press MENU to display PUSH EXEC dial {p. 180).
  • Page 148: Preventing Accidental Erasure Image Protection

    Preventing - Image protection - Except DCR-TRV16 You can protect selected images to prevent accidental erasure of Before operation Insert a "Memory (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VCR. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the left {unlock) position.
  • Page 149 Deleting images - Except DCR-TRV16 You can delete images stored in a "Memory Stick." You can delete all images or only selected images. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER is set to the left (unlock)
  • Page 150: Deleting Images

    - DELETE ¸i _i_i_i!ii_i!_iiii!!iii:!i!i_i_ii_ii_i_iii_!_i ¸!i!i!ii!_ii!iii:_i ¸i_i_ii!!!iiiii:iiii'ii_i ¸I ¸ii_i ¸i!_!_;!!i_i_i_!i_!!!_ii_i_i_i_ii_i_:i_! images in a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch position. then select DELETE ALL in _ EXEC dial to select OK, then press...
  • Page 151: Print Mark

    Writing a print - Except DCR-TRV16 You carl specify a recorded useful for printing out still images later. Your camcorder conforms specifying still images to print out. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VCR. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the left (unlock) position.
  • Page 152 Using the optional - Except DCR-TRV16 You can use tile optional For details, refer to the operating There are various setup for print settings Before operation • Insert a recorded • Attach the optional You can print nine still images on the 9 split print paper. Select the desired mode in the menu settings.
  • Page 153: Using The Optional Printer

    Using the optional printer Images recorded in the multi screen You cannot print images recorded Moving pictures recorded on a "Memory You cannot print the images. When "Memory Stick" has no files "_ NO STILL IMAGE FILE" appears When there are no files with a PRINT MARK ,,_v NO PRINT MARK"...
  • Page 154: Viewing Images

    When connecting to a computer via the UgBjack, complete installation of the you will not be able to install the USB driver correctly. For details about your computer's manufacturer. * Except DCR-TRV16 When connecting For more information, see page 157.
  • Page 155: Viewing Images With Your Computer

    There are two methods of USB connection, NORMAL and PTP. The default setting is NORMAL. Here we explain how to use the camcorder with NORMAL USB connection. See page 157 when using Windows and page 171 when using Macintosh.
  • Page 156 "Memory computer when the USB cable Stick." Compressed files cannot software fi'om your computer tile image on your camcorder, and you may be unable to open may not recover after Stick" Stick" he played the image...
  • Page 157 USB cable - For Windows the computer. If you connect the camcorder to the computer first, you will not Complete installation of the USB driver before connecting the camcorder to be able to install the USB driver correctly.
  • Page 158 Connecting your camcorder - For Windows users Microsoft Windows Windows XP Home Edition Standard installation However, operation CPU: MMX Pentium The USB jack must be provided Windows Media Player must be installed Notes • Operations more USB equipment • Some equipment used simultaneously.
  • Page 159: Connecting Your Camcorder

    162. Windows XP Home Edition/Professional If you go to USBCONNECT "Memory Stick" images from the camcorder USB driver. This is ideal for simply copying Refer to page 183 for details. to your computer the computer recognize the...
  • Page 160: Computer Using

    If the double-click "My Drive). The application andclick. Language" installation is complete. DirectX. resta_ the computer. settings (p. 183). the _ (USB) jack of the camcorder with your camcorder. and the Windows Add Hardware USB jack a USB cable (supplied)
  • Page 161: For Windows Users

    For Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (1 2) After the "File Needed" screen appears. Open "Browse..." -+ "My Computer" and click "OK". Viewing images - Except DCR-TRV16 Before operation Set USBCONNECT in _ (The default setting is NORMAL.) (1) Insert a "Memory...
  • Page 162 (_) Turn on your computer (_) Connect the AC power adaptor, and set the POWER switch to VCR. O Connect the USB jack on your computer to the _ {USB)jack on your camcorder using the USB cable supplied. (_) Openyour Windows XP Home Edition/Professional: Select "Start"...
  • Page 163 _ FlOOI_Yd_k _onlro_l_ FI°_Y d_k drives i_ _ IDE ATA/ATAPI Windows XP Home Edition/Professional switch to OFF (CHG) on your camcorder, CD-ROM described in "Installing the USB driver" using the USB cable 6Yes co_lroller_ and then on page 159.
  • Page 164 OFF (CHG) the USB cable. described in "Installing using the USB cable Stick" to load. switch to MEMORY. to the _ (USB) jack on your camcorder -_ "System" "Hardware", -_ "System", and click "Device and delete. on your camcorder, and then the USB driver"...
  • Page 165 VCR. in _ to ON in the menu *'Program" "PIXELA" _. "ImageMixer" for Sony". Ver.l.O for Sony" startup is displayed. Preview window users to view images recorded you must be authorized settings (p.
  • Page 166: Viewing Images Recorded

    _ (USB) jack on your camcorder USB jack _ USB cable {supplied) window on your computer. camcorder settings (p. 183). on preview...
  • Page 167: Trouble

    (3) Look at the preview capture. The captured Notes • The following may occur while using your camcorder, malfunction. The image shakes up and down. Some images are not displayed Images of different correctly. • When your camcorder automatically after five minutes.
  • Page 168 "ImageMixer information, ca/ncorder. Communications Communications recovering fi'om Suspend, on a tape with I/our computer Ver.l.0 for Sony" on-line help site is available operating method of "PIXELA ImageMixer located in the upper-right Manual screen appears. you need fi-om the list of contents.
  • Page 169 Windows to load. Stick" into your camcorder, switch to MEMORY. to the _ (USB} jack on your camcorder USB cable. on the screen of your camcorder. t_ (USB) jack on Window-s and double-click "Removable Disk (E:)").
  • Page 170 (2:) After the "Safe to remove" message appears, disconnect the USB cable and eject the "Memory Stick" or set the POWER switch to OFF(CHG). on a "Memory users with your camcorder are grouped of the file names are as follows. DDE3D Me users...
  • Page 171 Connecting your camcorder computer using the USB cable - For Macintosh - Except DCR-TRV16 When connecting You must install a USB driver onto your computer the computer's USB jack. Tile USB driver can be found with the application software Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/92...
  • Page 172 $on_ Cam_,ol der OS8_r bier _rlg O_rl,:_r_1_. f U$B5hir_l (4) Select the following two files, and drag and drop them into the System Folder. • Sony Camcorder • Sony Camcorder (5) When the message appears, click "OK." The USB driver is installed on your computer.
  • Page 173: Dcr-trv16

    (2) Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder, and connect the AC power adaptor to your camcorder. (3) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. (4) Connect the t_ (USB) jack on your camcorder with the USB jack on your computer using the supplied "USB MODE"...
  • Page 174: Images From An Analog

    • You need to install software • Depending on tile state of the analog video signals, output tile images correctly signals via your camcorder. contain noise or incorrect • You cannot record or capture tapes include • You can capture...
  • Page 175: The Menu Settings

    RETURN the mode setting of each item" (p. 176). items with the SEL/ First, select the icon, (except DCR-TRV16), icon, then press the dial to item, then press the dial to mode, then press the dial...
  • Page 176 Changing menu To make the menu Press MENU. Menu items are displayed as the following icons: _I_ MANUAL SET _{_ CAMERA VCR SET _l_ LCD/VF MEMORY PRINT SET (except DCR-TRVI6) CM SET TAPE SET [_ SETUP MENU OTHERS Menu items differ depending only the items you can operate Icon/item Mode...
  • Page 177 To deactivate interval recording To set the waiting time and recording time for interval recording will not correct excessive camera-shake. lens (optional) may influence function ""_" appears. Your camcorder {continued POWER switch CAMERA MEMORY CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA CAMERA -< CAMERA €_...
  • Page 178 1 and ST 2 images sound in analog camcorder images sound in digital camcorder (p. 174) on the LCD screen with To lighten on the LCD screen turn EXEC dial.
  • Page 179 • For five seconds after setting the POWER switch to VCR or MEMORY • For five seconds after inserting a "Memow Stick" into your camcorder • When the capacity of the "Memory Stick" is less than two minutes in MEMORY •...
  • Page 180 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode MEMORY SET(except DCR-TRV16) PRINT MARK • OFF PROTECT • OFF SLIDE SHOW PHOTO SAVE FILE NO. • SERIES RESET DELETEALL FORMAT • RETURN Notes on formatting • Supplied or optional "Memory Stick's • Do not do any of the following...
  • Page 181 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode PRINT SET (except DCR-TRV16) 9PIC PRINT • RETURN SAME MULTI MARKED DATE/TIME • OFF DATE DAY&TIME CM SET TITLE TITLEERASE TITLE DSPL • ON CM SEARCH • ON TAPE TITLE ERASE ALL Note on PRINT SiT (except...
  • Page 182 _REMAIN • AUTO Notes on the • When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, the tape on your camcorder. VCRs, noise may occur in pictures • When you record in the LP mode, we recommend cassette so that you can get the most out of your camcorder.
  • Page 183 1 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select USBCONNECT followed by PTP, and press to set. 2 Insert the "Memory Stick" in the camcorder, and connect tl_e camcorder to the computer using the USB cable. Copy Wizard will automatically start up.
  • Page 184 RECLAMP • ON • RETURN* VIDEO EDIT TAPE* MEMORY* * Except DCR-TRV16 Note If you press DISPLAY picture fl'om a TV or VCR will not appear on tile LCD screen even when your camcorder is connected In more than five minutes after removing Tile "PROGRAM...
  • Page 185 -- Troubleshooting Types of trouble trouble If you run into any problem troubleshoot the problem. contact your Sony dealer or local authorized appears on the screen, Symptom START/STOP does not operate. The power goes off. The image on the viewfinder screen is not clear.
  • Page 186: Types Of Trouble And How To Correct Trouble

    Types of trouble Symptom The picture is recorded in incorrect or unnatural colol's. The picture appears too bright, and the subject does not appear on the screen. You cannot record still images on a "Memory Stick" in standby mode or while recording on tape.* You cannot record still images on a tape.*...
  • Page 187 Types of trouble and how to correct trouble Symptom Tile title search function does not work. The new sound added to the recorded tape is not heard. The title is not displayed. Symptom Tile power does not turn on. The end search function does not work.
  • Page 188 C|l| indicator does not appear when using a cassette with cassette memory. Remaining tape indicator is not displayed. - Except DCR-TRV16 Symptom The "Memory Stick" does not function. Recording does not function. The image cannot be deleted. You cannot format the "Memory Stick".
  • Page 189 + Check the connection and set the input selector on the VCR again (p. 78) • The camcorder is connected than Sony using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting ÷ Set it to IR {p. 83). • Setting program on a blank portion attempted.
  • Page 190 RESET button, the date time return to their is not properly installed. (p. 16) with tile batte(y pack. Sony dealer or local authorized is not set to OFF {CHG). (CHG). (p. 17) connected before installation completed. USB driver re-install...
  • Page 191: Self-diagnosisdisplay

    LCD Ifa 5-digit code is Self-diagnosisdisplay • C:E]D:E]E1 You can service your camcorder yourself. • E:EID:E]D Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Cause and/or Corrective Actions • You are using a battery "InfoLITIIIUM" battery + Use an "InfoLITHIUM"...
  • Page 192: Warning Indicators And Messages

    10 minutes [] Moisture condensation Fast flashing: • Eject the cassette, turn off your camcorder, and leave it for about one hour with the cassette compartment Warning indicator as to cassette memory *z) Slow flashing: •...
  • Page 193 *z) portion on the tape. *z) You (p. 91). .2t You cannot Stick" is set to on the "Memory Stick" by your camcorder on the ,r2) on the "Memory (p. 106).*a Check the before retrying recording...
  • Page 194: Cassettes

    ¢lel4K mark on the cassette The memory capacity of cassettes marked with €#1#4Kis 4Kbit. Your camcorder can accommodate tapes having a memory capacity of up to 16Kbit. 16Kbit cassettes are marked with ¢11116K.
  • Page 195 (p. 178). Playing back a dual sound track tape Main sound and sub sound Main sound Sub sound on your camcorder. which is played back on stereo 1 and stereo 2 can be during playback. sound can be recorded can also play back sound...
  • Page 196 When affixing Be sure to affix a label only at tile locations malfunction of your camcorder. After using the cassette Rewind He tape to the beginning, put the cassette in its case, and store it upright. When the cassette Reinser t a cassette.
  • Page 197 (optional), the remaining pack pack before you start using your camcorder. the battery pack in an ambient in the display If you charge the batlery either disconnect the cable from the DC INjack the battery pack.
  • Page 198 Battery capacity pack has reached life varies according to how it is stored for each battery pack.
  • Page 199: I.link

    Institute jack. This section digital AV equipment. to this unit in a daisy that connected varies according to the and that operations equipment. to this unit by the i.LINK bus proposed by SONY, of Electrical...
  • Page 200 DV jacks, see page 76 and 91. This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK {DV) compatible equipment made by SONY (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment. Before connecting this unit to a personal computer, make sure that application software supported by this unit is already installed on the personal computer.
  • Page 201: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder You can use your camcorder supplied with your camcorder Use a commercially available design of the wall outlet [b]. AC-L10A/L10B/L10C Your camcorder is an NTSC system picture on a TV, it must be an NTSC system jack.
  • Page 202 This is not a malfunction. ejected. Note on moisture condensation Moisture may condense place (or vice versa) or when you use your camcorder • You bring your camcorder device. • You bring your camcorder outside. • You use your camcorder •...
  • Page 203 Check the picture the entire screen becomes cassette, it might be because the videohead Sony service facility to have the videohead battry is installed in your camcorder as long as you are using your camcorder. gradually if you do not use your camcorder.
  • Page 204 Sony dealer before operating • Avoid rough handling • Keep tile POWER switch set to OFF (CHG) when you are not using your camcorder. • Do not wrap your camcorder might cause heat to build up inside.
  • Page 205 Maintenance information AC power adaptor • Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when you are not using it for a long time. To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the power • Do not operate the unit with a damaged damaged.
  • Page 206: Information And Precautions

    • If the liquid gets into your oyes, wash your oyes with a lot of water and then consult a doctor. If any problem and precautions compartment the liquid, wash it off with water. occurs, unplug your camcorder correctly matching the + and carefully before replacing the batteries. and contact your nearest Sony dealer. inside...
  • Page 207 Specifications Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM _stem Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo l, _ereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Usable cassette Mini DV cassette with the M_]_ mark printed...
  • Page 208 125x39x62 (5 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.) (w/h/d) excluding projecting parts Mass (approx.) 280 g (98 oz) excluding power cord DCR-TRV16/TRV18: NP-FM30 Maximum output voltage DC84V Output voltage DC?2V Capacity 50 Wh (700 mAh) Dimensions (approx.) 382x 20.5 x556...
  • Page 209 Focusring (p. 61) Lens Microphone Note on the Carl Zeiss lens Your camcorder is equipped The lens for your camcorder Sony Corporation. It adopts offers a quality as the Carl Zeiss lens. * MTF stands for Modulation The value number...
  • Page 210 Identifying parts and controls PHOTO button (p. 43) Power zoom lever (p. 30) EDITSEARCH button Grip strap NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 34) the grip strap Fastening Fasten the grip strap firmly. SUPER NS/COLOR SLOW S button (p. 34) Jack cover (p. 37) Camera recording Remote (p.
  • Page 211 Identifying parts and controls BATT release button (p. 16} SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p. 23) START/STOP button (p. 26) DC IN jack cover • Intelligent i_ AccessoryShoe Notes on the intelligent • The intelligent accessory light, microphone or printer.* • The intelligent accessory power supplied by the shoe on and off.
  • Page 212 (black) (p. 75, 95) _ (USB)jack L DV IN/OUT jack (p. 76) c), (headphones)jack (green) When you use headphones, the speaker on your camcorder is silent. MtCjack (PLUG IN POWER) (red) Connect an external iI'licrophone (optional). This jack also accepts "plug-in-power"...
  • Page 213 (p. 29) MEMORY operation MPEG button MEMORY PLAY button MEMORY INDEX button MEMORY DELETE button MEMORY /+ buttons MEMORY MIX button Hooks for sholder strap with your camcorder to tim hooks for tile shoulder lever buttons* (p. 121) _,i__ _9_i_.i...
  • Page 214 Identifying parts and controls ENDSEARCH button (p. 37) DISPLAY button VOLUME buttons REC (record) button AUDIO DUB button (p. 39) (p. 38) (p. 89, 91, 93, 143) (p. 96) PB ZOOM button (p. 67, 145) MENU button (p. 175) EXPOSURE button (p.
  • Page 215 ILL OPEN/EJECT lever (p. 25) Cassette Cassette compartment Lens cap (p. 26) Tripod receptacle Make sure that the length screw is less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch}. Otherwise, you cannot attach securely, and the screw may damage your camcorder. of the tripod the tripod...
  • Page 216 + and on the batteries to tile + and such as direct sunlight may not function mode VTR 2. Commander modes from other Sony VCRs to avoid Sony VCR in the Commander mode or covering i!!_i_!ii!i_!!i_ili ¸_i_!i_iii (p. 69) properly.
  • Page 217 Identifying parts and controls LCD screen and viewfinder Cassette memory (p. 13, 194) Remaining battery time (p. 32) Zoom (p. 30)/Exposure (p. 60)/Data name *_ (p. 105) Digital effect (p. 55, 66)/MEMORY MIX *_ (p. 120)/FADER (p. 51) 16:9WIDE (p. 49) Picture effect (p.
  • Page 218 Identifying parts and controls Audio mode (p. 182) Data file name *_) .2) (p. 124)/Time (p. 23) Video flash ready This indicator appears video flash light (optional). [] Continuous mode *_) (p. 114) Remaining battery /Tape counter (p. 32)/Memory counter*l)/Time diagnosis (p.
  • Page 219: Index

    Index A, B AC power adaptor Adjusting viewfinder Audio dubbing AUDIO MIX ... Audio mode AUTO SHUTTER BACK LIGHT Battery pack Beep BOUNCE BURST C, D Camera chroma Cassette memory 13, 194 Charging battery Charging built-in rechargeable battery Clock set ... Color slow shutter Continuous...
  • Page 220 Printed on recycled paper. Printed using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free 'vegetable oil based ink. h_pJhvww.son_ne_ IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Sony Corporation Printed in Japan 3 O "t 3 8 5 5 I...

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