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3-080-369-12(1)
Digital
Video Camera
Recorder

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DCR-TRV ____________________ Model No. AC- ________________________
Serial No. _____________________________ Serial No. _____________________________
DCR-TRV33
DCR-TRV19/TRV22/TRV33
©2003 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Digital Video Camera

    The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DCR-TRV ____________________ Model No. AC- ________________________ Serial No.

  • Page 2

    Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam. With your Handycam, you can capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Handycam is loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy to use. You will soon be producing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    For 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.:...

  • Page 4: Main Features

    Main Features Recording moving pictures or still images, and playing them back •Viewing moving pictures recorded on the tape using the USB cable (p. 148) •Viewing images recorded on the “Memory Stick” using the USB cable (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) (p. 149) •Capturing images on the computer from your camcorder using the USB cable (p.

  • Page 5

    Main Features Other uses Functions for adjusting exposure during recording •Back light (p. 33) •NightShot/Super NightShot*/Color Slow Shutter* (p. 34) •PROGRAM AE (p. 62) •Manual exposure (p. 64) •Flexible Spot Meter (p. 65) Functions for giving images more impact •Digital zoom (p. 32) The default setting is OFF.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Main Features ... 4 Quick Start Guide Recording on tape ... 8 Recording on “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) ... 10 Getting Started Using this manual ... 12 Checking supplied accessories ... 15 Step 1 Preparing the power source ... 16 Installing the battery pack ...

  • Page 7

    Table of contents “Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Using “Memory Stick” ... 106 Inserting/Ejecting the “Memory Stick” ... 109 Selecting image quality and size ... 110 Recording still images on “Memory Stick” – Memory Photo recording ... 114 Recording an image from tape as a still image ...

  • Page 8: Recording On Tape

    Quick Start Guide – Recording on tape Connecting the power cord Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 16). AC Adaptor (supplied) Inserting the cassette Slide OPEN/ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. To eject the cassette Follow the procedures above, and take out the cassette after the cassette compartment opens completely in step 2.

  • Page 9: Recording A Picture On The Tape

    Recording a picture on the tape Open the lens cap (p. 25). Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the screen. Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, pull out the viewfinder and look at the picture in it. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p.

  • Page 10: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide – Recording on “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Connecting the power cord Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 16). AC Adaptor (supplied) Inserting the “Memory Stick” Open the lid of the “Memory Stick” slot. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the b mark facing down as illustrated, then close the lid.

  • Page 11: Recording Still Images On The "memory Stick

    Recording still images on the “Memory Stick” Open the lens cap (p. 25). Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. The picture appears on the screen. Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, pull out the viewfinder and look at the picture in it. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p.

  • Page 12: Getting Started

    — Getting Started — Using this manual The instructions in this manual are for the 3 models listed in the table below. Before you start reading this manual and operating your camcorder, check the model number by looking at the bottom of your camcorder. The DCR-TRV33 is the model used for illustration purposes.

  • Page 13

    Using this manual Note on Cassette Memory Your camcorder is based on the DV format. You can use only mini DV cassettes with your camcorder. We recommend that you use a cassette with Cassette Memory Cassettes with Cassette Memory have the Note on TV color systems TV color systems differ depending on the country or region.

  • Page 14: Precautions On Camcorder Care

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

  • Page 15: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. 1 AC-L15A/L15B AC Adaptor (1), Power cord (1) (p. 17) 2 NP-FM30 rechargeable battery pack (1) (p. 16) 3 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 44) 4 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 5 Size AA (R6) battery for Remote Commander (2) (p.

  • Page 16: Step 1 Preparing The Power Source

    Step 1 Preparing the power source Installing the battery pack (1) Lift up the viewfinder. (2) Slide the battery pack down until it clicks. To remove the battery pack (1) Lift up the viewfinder. (2) Slide the battery pack out in the direction of the arrow while pressing BATT down.

  • Page 17: Charging The Battery Pack

    Step 1 Preparing the power source Charging the battery pack Use the battery pack after charging it for your camcorder. Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series) . See page 200 for details of “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. (1) Install the battery pack on your camcorder.

  • Page 18: Charging Time

    Step 1 Preparing the power source Note Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug of the AC Adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC Adaptor. When you use the AC Adaptor Place the AC Adaptor near a wall outlet.

  • Page 19: Recording Time

    Step 1 Preparing the power source Recording time DCR-TRV19/TRV22 Battery pack NP-FM30 (supplied) NP-FM50 NP-FM70 NP-QM71/QM71D NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D DCR-TRV33 Battery pack NP-FM30 (supplied) NP-FM50 NP-FM70 NP-QM71/QM71D NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery pack * Approximate number of minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/ stop, zooming and turning the power on/off.

  • Page 20: Checking Status Of Battery Pack - Battery Info

    Step 1 Preparing the power source Playing time DCR-TRV19/TRV22 Battery pack NP-FM30 (supplied) NP-FM50 NP-FM70 NP-QM71/QM71D NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D DCR-TRV33 Battery pack NP-FM30 (supplied) NP-FM50 NP-FM70 NP-QM71/QM71D NP-FM91/QM91/QM91D Approximate minutes when you use a fully charged battery pack Note Approximate recording time and continuous playing time at 25°C (77°F). The battery life will be shorter if you use your camcorder in a cold environment.

  • Page 21: Connecting To A Wall Outlet

    Step 1 Preparing the power source Notes • The BATTERY INFO indicator may not be displayed in the following cases: – The battery pack is not installed. – Something is wrong with the battery pack. – The battery is exhausted. •...

  • Page 22: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2 Setting the date and time Set the date and time when you use your camcorder for the first time. The “CLOCK SET” indicator will appear each time you set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) unless you set the date and time settings. If you do not set the date and time, “--- -- ----”...

  • Page 23: Step 3 Using The Touch Panel

    Step 3 Using the touch panel Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen. Touch the LCD screen directly with your finger to operate each function. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA to record, VCR to play back, or MEMORY to use the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 24

    Step 3 Using the touch panel Operation buttons on each display When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA PAGE1 PAGE2 * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only When the POWER switch is set to VCR PAGE1 PAGE2 PAGE3 * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) During memory camera PAGE1 PAGE2...

  • Page 25: Recording - Basics

    — Recording – Basics — Recording a picture Perform Step 1 (p. 16) and Step 2 (p. 22) in advance. (1) Open the lens cap. (2) Prepare the power source (p. 16) and insert the cassette (p. 8). (3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button. This sets your camcorder to standby.

  • Page 26

    Recording a picture Notes •Position the lens cap so as not to cover the microphone and the infrared emitter. •Avoid touching the microphone when you are recording. Note on recording Your camcorder records and plays back in the SP (standard play) mode and in the LP (long play) mode.

  • Page 27: Indicators Displayed During Recording

    Recording a picture Indicators displayed during recording Indicators are not recorded on the tape. Remaining battery time Cassette Memory This appears when using the cassette with Cassette Memory. 0:00:01 60min JUL 4 2003 12:05:56PM Remaining battery time indicator during recording The remaining battery time indicator roughly indicates the continuous recording time.

  • Page 28: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Recording a picture After recording (1) Close the lens cap. (2) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). (3) Close the LCD panel. (4) Eject the cassette. (5) Remove the power source. Adjusting the LCD screen When you adjust the LCD panel, make sure that the LCD panel is opened up to 90 degrees.

  • Page 29: Shooting With The Mirror Mode

    Recording a picture Shooting with the mirror mode This feature allows the camera subject to view him- or herself on the LCD screen. The subject uses this feature to check his or her own image on the LCD screen while you look at the subject in the viewfinder.

  • Page 30: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Recording a picture Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen (1) When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA, press FN and select PAGE2. When the POWER switch is set to VCR, press FN to display PAGE1. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only), press FN and select PAGE3.

  • Page 31: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    Recording a picture Adjusting the viewfinder If you record pictures with the LCD panel closed, check the picture with the viewfinder. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight so that the images in the viewfinder come into sharp focus. Extend the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever. Viewfinder lens adjustment lever Viewfinder backlight...

  • Page 32: Digital Zoom (p

    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 sparingly results in better-looking recordings. W : Wide-angle (subject appears farther away) T : Telephoto (subject appears closer) To use zoom greater than 10 Zoom greater than 10 is performed digitally.

  • Page 33: Shooting Backlit Subjects - Back Light Function

    Recording a picture Shooting backlit subjects – Back light function When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light background, use the back light function. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only). (2) Press BACK LIGHT.

  • Page 34: Shooting In The Dark - Nightshot/super Nightshot/color Slow Shutter

    Recording a picture Shooting in the dark – NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter Using NightShot The NightShot enables you to shoot a subject in the night or in a dark place. When recording with the NightShot, the picture may be recorded in incorrect or unnatural colors.

  • Page 35

    Recording a picture Using Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Color Slow Shutter enables you to record color images in a dim place. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. (2) Slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF. (3) Press FN and select PAGE2. (4) Press COLOR SLW S.

  • Page 36

    Recording a picture When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) You cannot use the following functions: – Super NightShot – Color Slow Shutter NightShot Light NightShot Light rays are infrared and so are invisible. The maximum shooting distance using the NightShot Light is about 3 m (10 feet).

  • Page 37: Checking Recordings - End Search/edit Search/rec Review

    Checking recordings – End search/Edit search/Rec Review You can use these buttons to check the recorded picture or shoot so that the transition between the last recorded scene and the next scene you record is smooth. EDIT End search You can go to the end of the recorded section after you record. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.

  • Page 38: Edit Search

    Checking recordings – End search/Edit search/Rec Review Edit search You can search for the next recording start point. You cannot monitor the sound. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU to display the menu. (4) Select EDITSEARCH in (5) Select ON, then press EXIT.

  • Page 39: Playback - Basics

    — Playback – Basics — Playing back tape You can monitor the recorded tape on the LCD screen. If you close the LCD panel, you can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can also control playback using the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR while pressing the small green button.

  • Page 40: To Display The Screen Indicators - Display Function

    Playing back tape To display the screen indicators – Display function Press DSPL/BATT INFO 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 DSPL/BATT INFO or DISPLAY on the Remote Commander again.

  • Page 41

    Playing back tape Using the Remote Commander Press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander during playback. The display changes as follows: date/time t various settings (SteadyShot off, exposure, white balance, gain, shutter speed, aperture value) t (no indicator) t date/time t... To prevent the various data from being displayed Select DATE in DATA CODE in in the menu setting (p.

  • Page 42: Various Playback Modes

    Playing back tape Various playback modes To operate video control buttons, set the POWER switch to VCR. Using the touch panel (1) Press FN and select PAGE3. (2) Press V SPD PLAY to display video control buttons. To change the playback direction Press To locate a scene while monitoring the picture (picture search) Keep pressing...

  • Page 43

    Playing back tape Video control buttons Marks on your camcorder are different from those on the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder. On your camcorder: To play back or pause the tape To stop the tape To rewind the tape To fastforward the tape To play back the tape slowly To forward one frame at a time...

  • Page 44: Viewing A Recording On Tv

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

  • Page 45

    Viewing a recording on TV If the equipment to be connected has an S video jack •Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional). With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable.

  • Page 46: Advanced Recording Operations

    — Advanced Recording Operations — Recording still images on “Memory Stick” during tape recording standby or tape recording (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Insert a “Memory Stick” before the following operation. During tape recording standby The POWER switch should be set to (1) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a still image appears. The CAPTURE indicator appears.

  • Page 47

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick” during tape recording standby or tape recording (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Note You cannot record still images in the “Memory Stick” during the following operations (The indicator flashes): – End search – Wide mode – During BOUNCE is on –...

  • Page 48: Recording A Still Image On A Tape - Tape Photo Recording (dcr-trv19 Only)

    Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording (DCR-TRV19 only) 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. The POWER switch should be set to (1) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly until a still image appears.

  • Page 49

    Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording (DCR- TRV19 only) If you record a moving subject with the Tape Photo recording function When you play back the still image on other equipment, the image may fluctuate. When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press the button.

  • Page 50: Self-timer Recording

    Self-timer recording You can record still images and moving pictures using the self-timer recording feature. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. Recording on the tape The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) During standby, press FN and select PAGE2.

  • Page 51

    Self-timer recording Recording images (DCR-TRV19 only) The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Recording on the tape.” (2) Press PHOTO deeply. To cancel the self-timer During standby, press SELFTIMER and the (self-timer) indicator disappears from the screen.

  • Page 52: Adjusting The White Balance Manually

    Adjusting the white balance manually Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. The POWER switch should be set to TRV33 only). Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select WHT BAL in (4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.

  • Page 53: 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 the 16:9WIDE mode [a]. The picture during playing back in the 4:3 mode on a wide-screen TV [b] or a normal TV [c]* are compressed in the widthwise direction.

  • Page 54

    Using the wide mode Notes •In the wide mode, you cannot operate the following functions: – Recording still images on the “Memory Stick” during tape recording or tape recording standby (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) – BOUNCE – OLD MOVIE (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) •Pictures recorded on the tape in wide mode cannot be returned to normal size. Pictures on a TV screen Pictures recorded in the 16:9WIDE mode automatically appear on the TV screen at full size when:...

  • Page 55: Using The Fader Function

    Using the fader function You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. STBY NORM. FADER (normal) MOSC. FADER (mosaic) 1) 2) BOUNCE 2) 3) OVERLAP WIPE 2) 3) 2) 3) MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color. When fading out, the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white.

  • Page 56

    Using the fader function The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) When fading in [a] Press FN to display PAGE1 during recording standby. When fading out [b] Press FN to display PAGE1 during recording. (2) Press FADER.

  • Page 57

    Using the fader function Note You cannot use the following functions while using fader. Also, you cannot use fader while using following functions: – Super NightShot (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) – Color Slow Shutter (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) – Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) – Interval Recording –...

  • Page 58: Using Special Effects - Picture Effect

    Using special effects – Picture effect NEG. ART [a] : The color and brightness of the picture are reversed. SEPIA : B&W : SOLARIZE [b] : The picture looks like an illustration with strong contrast. PASTEL [c] : MOSAIC [d] : The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 59: Using Special Effects - Digital Effect (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Using special effects – Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) STILL You can record a still image so that it is superimposed on a moving picture. FLASH (flash motion) You can record still images successively at regular intervals. LUMI. (luminance key) You can swap the brighter area in a still image with a moving picture. TRAIL You can record a picture so that an incidental image like a trail is left.

  • Page 60

    Using special effects – Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a digital effect is displayed. (3) Press a desired mode. When you select STILL or LUMI., the still image is stored in memory.

  • Page 61

    Using special effects – Digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Shutter speed Shutter speed number SLOW SHTR 1 SLOW SHTR 2 SLOW SHTR 3 SLOW SHTR 4 Notes • While using digital effect, you cannot use the following functions: – Super NightShot –...

  • Page 62: Using Program Ae

    Using PROGRAM AE SPOTLIGHT* This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater. PORTRAIT (soft portrait) This mode brings out the subject while creating a soft background for subjects such as people or flowers.

  • Page 63

    Using PROGRAM AE The POWER switch should be set to TRV33 only). Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select PROGRAM AE in (4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC. To return to FN Press EXIT.

  • Page 64: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Adjusting the exposure manually We recommend that you adjust the exposure manually in the following cases: – When the subject is backlit – When the subject is too bright against the background – When recording dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully The POWER switch should be set to (DCR-TRV22/ TRV33 only).

  • Page 65: Using Spot Light-metering Function - Flexible Spot Meter

    Using 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 Flexible Spot Meter in the following cases: –...

  • Page 66: 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 67: Using Spot Focus Function - Spot Focus

    Using 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. The POWER switch should be set to TRV33 only). Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 68: Interval Recording

    Interval Recording You can make time-lapse recordings by setting your camcorder to automatically record and standby sequentially. You can achieve excellent recordings of flowers blooming, insects hatching, etc. with this function. [a] REC TIME [b] INTERVAL There may be a discrepancy in recording time of up to +/– 6 frames from the selected time.

  • Page 69: Frame By Frame Recording - Frame Recording

    Frame by frame recording – Frame recording You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using frame recording. To create this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make frame recording. We recommend that you use a tripod, and operate your camcorder using the Remote Commander to avoid camera-shake.

  • Page 70: Using The Viewfinder

    Using the viewfinder You can operate camera brightness and fader on the touch panel when looking at the viewfinder. Turn the LCD panel over and move it back to your camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out to do this operation. The POWER switch should be set to TRV33 only).

  • Page 71

    Using the viewfinder Note When the POWER switch is set to VCR or during memory playback (DCR-TRV22/ TRV33 only), you cannot operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder. To operate the items that do not appear Set the LCD panel and the viewfinder back to the previous position. Operate the items using the LCD screen.

  • Page 72: Advanced Playback Operations

    Playing back tape with picture effect The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) During playback or playback pause, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select P EFFECT in (4) Select a desired mode, then press EXEC.

  • Page 73: Playing Back Tape With Digital Effect (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Playing back tape with digital effect (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) During playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a digital effect is displayed. (3) Select a desired mode.

  • Page 74: Enlarging Images Recorded On Tape - Tape Pb Zoom (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Enlarging images recorded on tape – Tape PB ZOOM (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Besides the operation described here, your camcorder can enlarge still images recorded on the “Memory Stick” (p. 140). The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) During playback or playback pause, press FN and select PAGE2.

  • Page 75: Quickly Locating A Scene - Zero Set Memory

    Quickly locating a scene – Zero set memory Your camcorder automatically searches for a desired scene having the tape counter value of “0:00:00.” Use the Remote Commander for this operation. The POWER switch should be set to (1) During playback, press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander at the point you want to locate later.

  • Page 76: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape By Title - Title Search

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – Title search Use the cassette with Cassette Memory for this operation. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Before operation Set CM SEARCH in The POWER switch should be set to (1) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the TITLE SEARCH indicator appears.

  • Page 77: Searching A Recording By Date - Date Search

    Searching a recording by date – Date search • DATE SEARCH by using Cassette Memory c Select the date from the list of recording dates displayed on the screen • DATE SEARCH without using Cassette Memory c Search for the point where the recording date changed Use the Remote Commander for this operation.

  • Page 78: Searching For The Date Without Using Cassette Memory

    Searching a recording by date – Date search Searching for the date without using Cassette Memory The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select CM SEARCH in (4) Select OFF, then press EXEC.

  • Page 79: Searching For A Photo - Photo Search/photo Scan (dcr-trv19 Only)

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/ Photo scan (DCR-TRV19 only) You can search for a still image you have recorded on a tape (PHOTO SEARCH). You can also search for still images one after another and display each image for five seconds automatically regardless of the cassette memory (PHOTO SCAN).

  • Page 80: Scanning Photo

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan (DCR-TRV19 only) (4) Select OFF, then press EXEC. (5) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the PHOTO SEARCH indicator appears. The indicator changes as follows: (6) Press . or > on the Remote Commander to select the photo for playback. Each time you press .

  • Page 81: Editing

    — Editing — Dubbing tape You can dub or edit on the VCR connected to your camcorder using your camcorder as a player. You can connect either the A/V connecting cable (supplied) or i.LINK cable (optional). If you connect with the i.LINK cable (optional), video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.

  • Page 82

    Dubbing tape Dubbing If you are connecting the VCR with the A/V connecting cable •Set DISPLAY in •If a search indicator is displayed, press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander to turn it off. •If you want to dub the data code, display it on the screen. •If you want to dub the title, set TITLE DSPL in default setting is ON.) If you are connecting the VCR with the i.LINK cable...

  • Page 83

    Dubbing tape Pictures processed by picture effect, digital effect* or PB ZOOM* These are not output through the DV Interface. * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only If you record a paused playback picture •The recorded picture becomes rough with the DV Interface. •The picture may jitter when you play back the picture using other video equipment.

  • Page 84: Dubbing Only Desired Scenes - Digital Program Editing (on Tape)

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto the tape without operating the VCR. Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programs. Your camcorder can dub on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only). See page 130 for details.

  • Page 85

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate When you are connecting the camcorder and VCR using the A/V connecting cable, the signal is emitted from the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder to the remote sensor on the VCR to control the VCR.

  • Page 86

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) (11) Select PAUSEMODE, then press EXEC. (12) Select the mode to cancel recording pause on the VCR, then press EXEC. The correct button depends on your VCR. Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR. (13) Locate the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder and face it towards the remote sensor of the VCR about 30 cm (12 in.) apart.

  • Page 87

    The IR SETUP code is stored in the memory of your camcorder. Be sure to set the correct code, depending on your VCR. Default setting is code number 3. Brand IR SETUP code Sony 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Admiral (M. Wards) Aiwa...

  • Page 88

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) Note on the IR SETUP code Digital program editing is not possible if the VCR does not support IR SETUP codes. When the VCR does not operate correctly •After checking the code in “About the IR SETUP code” (p. 87), set the IR SETUP or the PAUSEMODE again.

  • Page 89

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST ”CUT - I N” ”CUT -OUT” I R SETUP PAUSEMODE I R TEST V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST...

  • Page 90

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) Operation 1: Making a Program The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Insert the cassette for playback into your camcorder, and insert the tape for recording into the VCR.

  • Page 91

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) Note You cannot operate recording during Digital program editing. On a blank portion of the tape You cannot set IN or OUT. If there is a blank portion between the IN point and the OUT point on the tape The total time may not be displayed correctly.

  • Page 92

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tape) Operation 2: Performing Digital program editing (Dubbing the tape) The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) When you use a digital video camera recorder, set the power switch of VCR to VCR/VTR.

  • Page 93: Recording Video Or Tv Programs

    Recording video or TV programs You can record the tape from another VCR or a TV program from a TV that has video/ audio outputs. Use your camcorder as a recorder. You can connect either the A/V connecting cable (supplied) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) or i.LINK cable (optional). If you connect with the i.LINK cable (optional), video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.

  • Page 94

    Recording video or TV programs If your VCR is a monaural type (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video output jack and the white or red plug to the audio output jack on the VCR or the TV. When the white plug is connected, the left channel audio is output, and when the red plug is connected, the right channel audio is output.

  • Page 95: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr - Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing You can insert a new scene with sound from a VCR onto your originally recorded tape by specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Connections are the same as on page 93.

  • Page 96: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr – Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) On the VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then set the VCR to playback pause. (2) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c], then set it to playback pause.

  • Page 97: Audio Dubbing

    Audio dubbing You can record additional audio to the original sound on the tape by connecting audio equipment or a microphone. If you connect the audio equipment, you can add sound to your tape already recorded in the 12-bit mode by specifying starting and ending points. The original sound will not be erased.

  • Page 98

    Audio dubbing Connecting the microphone (optional) to the intelligent accessory shoe Remove the shoe cover, then connect the microphone. Microphone (optional) Connecting the A/V connecting cable to the AUDIO/VIDEO jack (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) AUDIO L Do not connect the video (yellow) plug. Note When dubbing with the AUDIO/VIDEO jack (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) or the built-in microphone, pictures are not output through the S VIDEO jack or AUDIO/VIDEO jack.

  • Page 99

    Audio dubbing Adding an audio sound on the recorded tape Choose a connection mentioned on page 97, and connect audio equipment or microphone to your camcorder. Then follow the procedure below. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Insert the recorded tape into your camcorder.

  • Page 100: Monitoring The New Recorded Sound

    Audio dubbing Monitoring the new recorded sound The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Play back the tape on which you added audio. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU to display the menu. (4) Select AUDIO MIX in (5) Press r/R to adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new sound (ST2), then press EXEC.

  • Page 101: Superimposing A Title On A Cassette With Cassette Memory

    Superimposing a title on a cassette with Cassette Memory A cassette can have up to about 20 titles, if a title consists of 5 characters. However, if the Cassette Memory is full with date, photo data (DCR-TRV19 only) and cassette label data, the cassette can have only up to about 11 titles with 5 characters each.

  • Page 102: Erasing A Title

    Superimposing a title on a cassette with Cassette Memory To use the custom title If you want to use the custom title, select The titles superimposed with your camcorder •They appear only by DV •The point you superimposed the title may be detected as an index signal when searching a recording with other video equipment.

  • Page 103: Making Your Own Titles

    Making your own titles You can make up to 2 titles and store them in the memory of your camcorder. Each title can have up to 20 characters. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1.

  • Page 104: Labeling A Cassette On A Cassette With Cassette Memory

    Labeling a cassette on a cassette with Cassette Memory The label can consist of up to 10 characters and is stored in Cassette Memory. When you insert the labeled cassette and set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR, the label is displayed for about 5 seconds.

  • Page 105: Erasing All The Data In Cassette Memory

    Erasing all the data in Cassette Memory The following data saved in Cassette Memory can be completely erased at once: – Date data – Title data – Cassette label – Photo data (DCR-TRV19 only) The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 106: Memory Stick" Operations (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    — “Memory Stick” Operations (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) — Using “Memory Stick” The “Memory Stick” is a new light and small recording media which, despite of the size, can store greater data than a floppy disk. In addition to exchanging data between “Memory Stick” compatible equipment, you can also use a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 107

    Using “Memory Stick” Image data may be damaged in the following cases. (Damaged image data will not be compensated.) – You eject the “Memory Stick” or turn the power off when the data is being recorded or the image file is being read in the “Memory Stick” (the access lamp is flashing or lights up).

  • Page 108

    •All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual. and “MagicGate Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony are trademarks of Sony Corporation. are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 109: Inserting/ejecting The "memory Stick

    Inserting/Ejecting the “Memory Stick” Inserting the “Memory Stick” Open the lid of the “Memory Stick” slot. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the b mark as illustrated, then close the lid. MEMORY EJECT Ejecting the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 110: Selecting Image Quality And Size

    Selecting image quality and size Selecting still image quality The default setting is FINE. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select STILL SET in (4) Select QUALITY, then press EXEC.

  • Page 111

    Selecting image quality and size Selecting the still image size (DCR-TRV33 only) You can select image size 1152 CAMERA or VCR, the image size is automatically set to 640 480.) The default setting is 1152 864. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 112: Selecting The Moving Picture Size

    Selecting image quality and size Selecting the moving picture size You can select picture size 320 240 or 160 The default setting is 320 240. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu.

  • Page 113: Still Images

    Selecting image quality and size Approximate number of still images and time of moving pictures that can be recorded on one “Memory Stick” The number of still images and the time of moving pictures you can record vary depending on which image quality mode you select and the complexity of the subject. Still images Type of 1152...

  • Page 114: Recording Still Images On "memory Stick" - Memory Photo Recording

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick” – Memory Photo recording The POWER switch should be set to (1) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly and check the image. The green z indicator stops flashing, then lights up. The brightness of the image and the focus are adjusted and fixed while your camcorder targets at the center of the image.

  • Page 115

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick” – Memory Photo recording When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY The following functions do not work: – Digital zoom – Super NightShot – Color Slow Shutter – Wide mode – Fader – Picture effect –...

  • Page 116

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick” – Memory Photo recording Recording images continuously (DCR-TRV33 only) You can record still images continuously. Before recording, select a desired mode described below in the menu settings. NORMAL [a] ( Your camcorder shoots up to 4 still images in 1152 864 size or 13 still images in 480 size at about 0.5 sec intervals.

  • Page 117

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick” – Memory Photo recording The number of still images in continuous shooting The number of still images you can shoot continuously varies depending on the image size and the capacity of the “Memory Stick.” During continuous recording of images The flash (optional) does not work.

  • Page 118: Recording An Image From Tape As A Still Image

    Recording an image from tape as a still image Image size is automatically set to 640 480. Before operation Insert the “Memory Stick” and the recorded tape into your camcorder. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press (2) Keep pressing PHOTO lightly and check the image.

  • Page 119: Recording A Still Image From Other Equipment

    Recording an image from tape as a still image Recording a still image from other equipment You can use either A/V connecting cable or i.LINK cable. See page 93 for the connection. When connecting with the A/V connecting cable, set DISPLAY in to LCD in the menu settings.

  • Page 120: Superimposing A Still Image In "memory Stick" On An Image - Memory Mix

    Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on the “Memory Stick” on top of the moving picture you are recording. (You cannot superimpose a still image on an image which has already been recorded.) You can record superimposed images on the tape or the “Memory Stick.”...

  • Page 121

    Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX The “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder stores 20 images: – For M. CHROM: 18 images (such as a frame) 101-0001~101-0018 – For C. CHROM: 2 images (such as a background) 101-0019~101-0020 Sample images Sample images stored in the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 122

    Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX To change the still image to be superimposed Press –/+ in the lower right corner before step 5. To cancel MEMORY MIX Press OFF to return to PAGE2. Note During recording you cannot reselect the mode.

  • Page 123

    Superimposing a still image in “Memory Stick” on an image – MEMORY MIX Recording a superimposed image to the “Memory Stick” as a still image Before operation Insert the “Memory Stick” containing the still images into your camcorder. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 124: Interval Photo Recording

    Interval Photo Recording You can carry out a time-lapse recording by setting the camcorder to automatically record still images. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select INT.

  • Page 125: Recording Moving Pictures On "memory Stick" - Mpeg Movie Recording

    Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick” – MPEG MOVIE recording The picture and sound are recorded up to the full capacity of the “Memory Stick” (MPEG MOVIE EX). The POWER switch should be set to Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder lights up.

  • Page 126

    Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick” – MPEG MOVIE recording When using an external flash (optional) Turn the power of the external flash off when recording moving pictures on the “Memory Stick.” Otherwise, the charging sound of the flash may be recorded. Recording date/time The date/time do not appear during recording.

  • Page 127: Self-timer Recording

    Self-timer recording You can record still images and moving pictures on the “Memory Stick” with the self- timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. Recording a still image The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN and select PAGE2.

  • Page 128: Recording A Picture From Tape As A Moving Picture

    Recording a picture from tape as a moving picture Before operation Insert the recorded cassette and “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press (2) Press recording from. (3) Press START/STOP. Images and sound are recorded up to the remaining capacity of the “Memory Stick.”...

  • Page 129: Recording A Moving Picture From Other Equipment

    Recording a picture from tape as a moving picture Data code recorded on the tape Instead of the date/time when the picture was recorded on the tape, the date/time when the picture is recorded on the “Memory Stick” (transferred from the tape) is recorded on the “Memory Stick.”...

  • Page 130: Recording Edited Pictures From Tape As A Moving Picture - Digital Program Editing (on "memory Stick")

    Recording edited pictures from tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”) You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto the “Memory Stick.” Making the program The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Insert the tape for playback, and the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 131

    Recording edited pictures from tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”) During making a program If you eject the cassette, the NOT READY indicator appears on the screen. The program will be erased. Erasing the program you have set (1) Perform steps 2 to 6 on page 130.

  • Page 132

    Recording edited pictures from tape as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”) Performing the program (Dubbing the “Memory Stick”) (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select VIDEO EDIT in (4) Select MEMORY, then press EXEC.

  • Page 133: Changing The Recording Folder

    Changing the recording folder You can create plural folders in a “Memory Stick.” This feature is convenient for sorting out the images when you record. The default recording folder is “101MSDCF.” You can create folders up to “999MSDCF” in the “Memory Stick.” Creating a new folder The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 134

    Changing the recording folder Selecting the recording folder The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select REC FOLDER in (4) Press r/R to select a folder you want to record in, then press EXEC. To return to FN Press EXIT.

  • Page 135: Viewing A Still Image - Memory Photo Playback

    Viewing a still image – Memory Photo playback You can view the still images recorded in the “Memory Stick.” Further, you can view 6 images including moving pictures at a time arranged in the same order of recording in the “Memory Stick” by selecting the index screen. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 136

    Viewing a still image – Memory Photo playback Playing back 6 recorded images at a time (index screen) This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image. Press INDEX to display the index screen. A red B mark appears above the image that was being displayed before the change to the index screen mode.

  • Page 137: Viewing A Moving Picture - Mpeg Movie Playback

    Viewing a moving picture – MPEG MOVIE playback You can view the moving pictures recorded in the “Memory Sitck.” The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press PLAY. The last recorded image appears. (2) Press – (to see the previous picture)/+ (to see the next picture) to select a desired moving pictures.

  • Page 138

    Viewing a moving picture – MPEG MOVIE playback (2) Press < (to see previous part)/, (to see next part) to select the point where you want to play back. (3) Follow steps 3 and 4 on page 137. To cancel MPEG MOVIE playback Press MPEG N X.

  • Page 139: Choosing A Playback Folder

    Choosing a playback folder Select the folder to be played back. The currently selected folder name appears at the top right of the screen. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display to PAGE1. (2) Press PB FOLDR.

  • Page 140: Enlarging Still Images Recorded On "memory Stick" - Memory Pb Zoom

    Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory Stick” – Memory PB ZOOM You can enlarge the still images to be played back, and record the enlarged images on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV33 only). Image size is automatically set to 640 480. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 141: Playing Back Images Continuously - Slide Show

    Playing back images continuously – Slide show You can display all images on the “Memory Stick” or in the selected folder in sequence (slide show). The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu.

  • Page 142: Preventing Accidental Erasure - Image Protection

    Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press INDEX to display the index screen. (2) Press - MARK. The screen to protect the image appears. (3) Press the image you want to protect.

  • Page 143: Deleting Images - Delete

    Deleting images – DELETE You can delete all images or selected images. Deleting selected images The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Play back the image you want to delete. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press DEL.

  • Page 144: Deleting Selected Images On The Index Screen

    Deleting images – DELETE Deleting selected images on the index screen The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press INDEX to display the index screen. (2) Press DEL. Then press the image you want to delete. The number of the selected image is highlighted.

  • Page 145: Deleting All The Images

    Deleting images – DELETE Deleting all the images You can delete all the unprotected images in the “Memory Stick.” The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel. (1) Press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Select DELETE ALL in (4) Select ALL FILES or FOLDER sss*, then press EXEC.

  • Page 146: Changing Image Size - Resize (dcr-trv33 Only)

    Changing image size – Resize (DCR-TRV33 only) After recording, you can change the image size of recorded still images to 640 480 or 240. Resizing is useful when you want the image to be saved in a smaller size such as when you want to attach it to an e-mail message.

  • Page 147: Writing A Print Mark - Print Mark

    Writing a print mark – Print mark The print mark function is useful for printing out still images later. However you cannot set the number of printing. Your camcorder conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard for specifying the still images to print out. The POWER switch should be set to Operate by touching the panel.

  • Page 148: Viewing Images With Your Computer

    — Viewing images with your computer — Viewing images with a computer – Introduction There are following ways of connecting your camcorder to a computer in order to view images saved on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) or recorded on the tape on a computer.

  • Page 149

    Viewing images with a computer – Introduction When connecting to a computer with the DV port The computer must have a DV port and editing software installed that can read video signals. Plug with mark facing up. : Signal flow Viewing images recorded on the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 150

    Viewing images with a computer – Introduction Notes on using your computer “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) •“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 151: Connecting Your Camcorder To A Computer Using The Usb Cable (for Windows Users)

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Complete installation of the USB driver before connecting your camcorder to a computer. If you connect your camcorder to a computer first, you will not be able to install the USB driver correctly. When connecting to a computer with the USB port You must install a USB driver onto the computer in order to connect your camcorder to the computer’s USB port.

  • Page 152

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Recommended computer usage environment when connecting with USB cable and viewing the “Memory Stick” images on a computer (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Recommended Windows environment Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional Standard installation is required.

  • Page 153: Installing The Usb Driver

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Installing the USB driver Start the following operation without connecting the USB cable to the computer. Connect the USB cable according to “Making the computer recognize your camcorder” on page 156. If you are using Windows 2000, log in with permission of administrators.

  • Page 154

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Notes •If you connect the USB cable before USB driver installation is complete, the USB driver will not be properly registered. Carry out installation again following the on-screen messages.

  • Page 155: Installing Imagemixer

    Installing ImageMixer Make sure USB driver installation is complete. “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” is an application that can capture or edit images, or create video CDs. To install and use this software in Windows 2000, you must be authorized as administrators.

  • Page 156

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Replacing WinASPI To use the ImageMixer CD writing function, you need to install WinASPI. If a different writing application has been already installed, its writing function may not work correctly.

  • Page 157

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Viewing images recorded on the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/ TRV33 only) (1) Insert the “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (2) Connect the AC Adaptor, then set the POWER switch to (3) Connect the (USB) jack on your camcorder to the USB port on the computer using the supplied USB cable.

  • Page 158: If You Cannot Install The Usb Driver

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) If you cannot install the USB driver The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as the computer was connected to your camcorder before installation of the USB driver was complete. Follow the procedure below to correctly install the USB driver.

  • Page 159

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Windows users) Windows 2000 6 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) on your camcorder, then disconnect the USB cable. 7 Restart the computer. Step 2: Install the USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM Follow the entire procedure in “Installing the USB driver”...

  • Page 160

    Select “My Computer” t “Control Panel” t “System,” and click “Device Manager.” 6 Select “Other devices.” Select the device prefixed with the “?” mark and delete. Ex: (?)Sony Handycam 7 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) on your camcorder, then disconnect the USB cable. 8 Restart the computer.

  • Page 161: Viewing Pictures Recorded On Tape On A Computer - Usb Streaming (for Windows Users)

    (7) Select ON, then press EXEC. (8) Select “Start” t “Programs” t “PIXELA” t “ImageMixer” t “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony.” The “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” startup screen appears on the computer. The title screen appears. (9) Click on the screen.

  • Page 162

    Viewing pictures recorded on tape on a computer – USB Streaming (For Windows users) (11) Connect the using the supplied USB cable. (USB) jack (12) Click You can control video operations with the buttons on the screen. The picture from the tape appears on the monitor window on the computer. Video control buttons Viewing pictures live from your camcorder...

  • Page 163

    Viewing pictures recorded on tape on a computer – USB Streaming (For Windows users) Capturing still images Monitor window (1) Click (2) Looking at the monitor window, move the cursor to point you want to capture. The still image on the screen is captured. Captured images appear in the thumbnail list window.

  • Page 164

    Viewing pictures recorded on tape on a computer – USB Streaming (For Windows users) (5) Looking at the monitor window, click capture. The moving picture is captured. The captured images appear in the thumbnail list window. To close “ImageMixer” Click at the top right of the screen.

  • Page 165

    Viewing pictures recorded on tape on a computer – USB Streaming (For Windows users) Making Video CDs – Easy Video CD This function makes it simple to create a video CD by capturing images recorded on a tape or images live from your camcorder. Capturing images recorded on a tape onto a CD-R (1) Follow steps 1 to 8 on page 161.

  • Page 166

    Seeing the on-line help (operating instructions) of ImageMixer An “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” on-line help site is available where you can find the detailed operating method of “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony.” (1) Click The ImageMixer’s Manual screen appears.

  • Page 167: Viewing Images Recorded On "memory Stick" On A Computer (for Windows Users) (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick” on a computer (For Windows users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) The image data recorded on the “Memory Stick” is automatically transferred (copied) to a computer with Image Transfer. You can view images with ImageMixer. Before operation You need to install the USB driver, Image Transfer and ImageMixer to view the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 168

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick” on a computer (For Windows users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Viewing images without Image Transfer Before operation •You need to install the USB driver to view the “Memory Stick” images on a computer (p. 153). •An application such as Windows Media Player must be installed to play back moving pictures in Windows environment.

  • Page 169

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick” on a computer (For Windows users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Image file storage destinations and image files Image files recorded with your camcorder are grouped according to the folders in the “Memory Stick.” The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.

  • Page 170: Connecting Your Camcorder To A Computer Using The Usb Cable (for Macintosh Users) (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Connecting your camcorder to a computer using the USB cable (For Macintosh users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) When connecting to a computer with the USB cable You must install a USB driver onto a computer in order to connect your camcorder to the computer’s USB port.

  • Page 171

    (4) Click the “USB Driver” to open the folder containing the six files related to “Driver.” (5) Select the following two files, and drag and drop them into the System Folder. •Sony Camcorder USB Driver •Sony Camcorder USB Shim (6) When the message appears, click “OK.”...

  • Page 172: Viewing Images Recorded On "memory Stick" On A Computer (for Macintosh Users) (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick” on a computer (For Macintosh users) (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Viewing images Before operation •You need to install the USB driver to view the “Memory Stick” images on a computer (p. 171). •QuickTime 3.0 or later must be installed to play back moving pictures. (1) Turn on the computer and allow Mac OS to load.

  • Page 173: Capturing Images From An Analog Video Unit On A Computer - Signal Convert Function (dcr-trv22/trv33 Only)

    Capturing images from an analog video unit on a computer – Signal convert function (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to a computer which has the DV port via your camcorder. Before operation Set DISPLAY in to LCD in the menu settings.

  • Page 174

    Capturing images from an analog video unit on a computer – Signal convert function (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) After capturing images and sound Stop capturing procedures on the computer, and stop playback on the analog video unit. Notes •You need the software and computer that support the exchange of digital video signals.

  • Page 175: Customizing Your Camcorder

    — Customizing Your Camcorder — Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with r/R . The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and the mode.

  • Page 176: Selecting The Mode Setting Of Each Item

    Changing the menu settings Menu items are displayed as the following icons: MANUAL SET CAMERA SET VCR SET LCD/VF SET MEM SET 1 (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) MEM SET 2 (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) CM SET TAPE SET SETUP MENU OTHERS Selecting the mode setting of each item Menu items differ depending on the position of the POWER switch.

  • Page 177

    Changing the menu settings Note on FLASH MODE and FLASH LVL You cannot adjust FLASH MODE and FLASH LVL if the external flash (optional) is not compatible. Note on FLASH MODE If the flash is not capable of preventing the red-eye phenomenon, you can select only ON or AUTO.

  • Page 178

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode VCR SET HiFi SOUND z STEREO AUDIO MIX A/V t DV OUT* z OFF LCD/VF SET LCD B.L. z BRT NORMAL LCD COLOR VF B.L. z BRT NORMAL * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only Notes on LCD B.L. and VF B.L. •When you select BRIGHT, battery life is reduced by about 10 percent during recording.

  • Page 179

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode MEM SET 1* STILL SET BURST** z OFF NORMAL EXP BRKTG QUALITY z FINE STANDARD IMAGESIZE** z 1152 864 MOVIE SET IMAGESIZE z 320 REMAIN z AUTO NEW FOLDER z ADD RETURN REC FOLDER ——...

  • Page 180

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode MEM SET 2* SLIDE SHOW z ALL FILES INT. R -STL z OFF DELETE ALL z RETURN FORMAT z RETURN * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only ** The folder name is displayed in sss. Notes on formatting •Do not do any of the following while the FORMATTING indicator appears: –...

  • Page 181

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode CM SET TITLE —— TITLEERASE —— TITLE DSPL z ON CM SEARCH z ON TAPE TITLE —— ERASE ALL z RETURN Meaning To superimpose a title or make your own title (p. 101, 103) To erase the title you have superimposed (p.

  • Page 182

    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 183

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode SETUP MENU CLOCK SET —— USB STREAM z OFF LANGUAGE z ENGLISH FRANÇAIS ESPAÑOL PORTUGUÊS z ON DEMO MODE * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only Notes on DEMO MODE •You cannot select DEMO MODE when the cassette or the “Memory Stick” (DCR- TRV22/TRV33 only) is inserted in your camcorder.

  • Page 184

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode OTHERS DATA CODE z DATE/CAM (On the Remote Commander) WORLD TIME BEEP z MELODY COMMANDER z ON DISPLAY z LCD * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only Note If you press DSPL/BATT INFO 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 185

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode OTHERS REC LAMP z ON VIDEO EDIT z RETURN* TAPE* MEMORY* * DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only When recording a close subject When REC LAMP is set to ON, the red camera recording lamp on the front of your camcorder may reflect on the subject if it is close.

  • Page 186: 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 194.

  • Page 187

    Types of trouble and how to correct trouble Symptom A vertical band appears when you shoot a subject such as lights or a candle flame against a dark background. A vertical band appears when you shoot a very bright subject. Some tiny spots in white, red, blue or green appear on the screen.

  • Page 188: During Playback

    Types of trouble and how to correct trouble During 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 the tape.

  • Page 189

    Types of trouble and how to correct trouble During recording and playback Symptom The power does not turn on. End search does not work. End search does not work correctly. The battery pack is quickly discharged. The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.

  • Page 190

    Types of trouble and how to correct trouble When operating using the “Memory Stick” (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only) Symptom The “Memory Stick” does not function. Recording does not function. The image cannot be deleted. You cannot format the “Memory Stick.” Deleting all the images cannot be carried out.

  • Page 191

    Types of trouble and how to correct trouble Symptom You cannot write a print mark on the still image. You cannot resize the image. (DCR-TRV33 only) You cannot play back images in actual size. You cannot play back image data. Cause and/or Corrective Actions •...

  • Page 192

    VCR and your camcorder (p. 81, 92). • Your camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other than Sony using the i.LINK cable. c Set it to IR (p. 85). • Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is attempted.

  • Page 193

    • The battery pack is not properly installed. c Install it properly (p. 16). • Something is wrong with the battery pack. c Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • DSPL/BATT INFO is pressed. c Press the LCD screen lightly.

  • Page 194: Self-diagnosis Display

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

  • Page 195: Warning Indicators

    Warning indicators If indicators appear on the screen, check the following: See the page in parentheses “( )” for details. 101-0001 Warning indicator as to file Slow flashing: • The file is corrupted. • The file is unreadable. • You are trying to carry out MEMORY MIX on moving pictures (p.

  • Page 196: Warning Messages

    Warning messages If messages appear on the screen, check the following. See the page in parentheses “( )” for details. • CLOCK SET • FOR ”InfoLITHIUM” BATTERY ONLY • CLEANING CASSETTE • COPY INHIBIT • FULL • 16BIT • REC MODE •...

  • Page 197: Additional Information

    — Additional Information — Usable cassettes Selecting cassette types You can use the mini DV , Digital8 , VHS ED Betamax , DV * There are 2 types of mini DV cassettes: with Cassette Memory and without Cassette Memory. Cassettes with Cassette Memory have We recommend that you use cassettes with Cassette Memory.

  • Page 198: Audio Mode

    Usable cassettes Audio mode 12-bit mode: The original sound can be recorded in stereo 1, and the new sound in 16-bit mode: A new sound cannot be recorded but the original sound can be recorded in When you play back a dual sound track tape When you play back a dual sound track tape recorded in a stereo system, set HiFi SOUND in Sound from speaker...

  • Page 199

    Usable cassettes When the Cassette Memory function does not work Reinsert a cassette. The gold-plated connector of mini DV cassettes may be dirty or dusty. Cleaning gold-plated connector If the gold-plated connector on the cassette is dirty or dusty, the remaining tape indicator sometimes does not appear correctly, and you may not be able to operate functions using Cassette Memory.

  • Page 200: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack This unit is compatible with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Your camcorder operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have the What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between your camcorder and an optional AC adaptor/charger.

  • Page 201: Battery Life

    Please buy a new battery pack. • The battery life varies depending on how it is stored and operating conditions and environment for each battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 202: About I.link

    Interfaces, refer to the operating instructions of the equipment to be connected. About the name “i.LINK” i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Page 203

    DV Interface, see page 81 and 93. This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV Interface) compatible equipment made by Sony (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment. Before connecting this unit to your computer, make sure that application software supported by this unit is already installed on your computer.

  • Page 204: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Using your camcorder abroad You can use your camcorder in any country or region with the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].

  • Page 205: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Maintenance information and precautions Moisture condensation If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may not operate correctly.

  • Page 206

    The video head suffers from wear after long use. If you cannot obtain a clear image even after using a cleaning cassette, it might be because the video head is worn. Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have the video head replaced.

  • Page 207: Adjusting The Lcd Screen (calibration)

    Maintenance information and precautions (2) Remove dust from inside the eyecup and viewfinder with a commercially available blower. (3) In the reverse way of (1), attach the eyecup. Caution Do not remove any other screws. You may remove only the screw to remove the eyecup. Notes •Do not drop or bend the eyecup shaft.

  • Page 208

    •If any solid object or liquid get inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. •Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens. •Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG) when you are not using your camcorder.

  • Page 209: About Care And Storage Of The Lens

    Maintenance information and precautions AC Adaptor • Unplug the unit from a wall outlet when you are not using the unit for a long time. To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the power cord itself. •...

  • Page 210

    •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 211: Specifications

    Specifications Video camera recorder System Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Usable cassette Mini DV cassette with the mark printed...

  • Page 212

    Specifications General Power requirements 7.2 V (battery pack) 8.4 V (AC Adaptor) Average power consumption (when using the battery pack) DCR-TRV19/TRV22: 3.3 W 2.5 W DCR-TRV33: 4.1 W 3.3 W During camera recording using Viewfinder 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 213: Quick Reference

    — Quick Reference — Identifying parts and controls Camcorder 1 Lens cap (p. 25) 2 LCD/Touch panel screen (p. 23, 28, 29) 3 RESET button (p. 193) If you press RESET, all the settings including the date and time return to the default.

  • Page 214

    Identifying parts and controls qd POWER switch (p. 9, 11, 17) qf LOCK switch (DCR-TRV22/TRV33 only, p. 11) qg DC IN jack (p. 8, 10) qh BATT release button (p. 16) qj Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p. qk MEMORY EJECT knob (DCR-TRV22/ TRV33 only, p.

  • Page 215

    Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which can reproduce fine images. 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 216

    Identifying parts and controls e; PHOTO button (p. 11, 46, 114) ea Power zoom lever (p. 32, 74, 140) (USB) jack (p. 148) DV Interface (p. 81, 93, 149) The DV Interface is i.LINK compatible. ef AUDIO/VIDEO jack (yellow) (DCR- TRV22/TRV33 only, p.

  • Page 217: Remote Commander

    •Your camcorder works in the Commander mode VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid erroneous remote control operation. If you use another Sony VCR in the Commander mode VTR 2, we recommend changing the Commander mode or covering the sensor of the VCR with black paper.

  • Page 218: Back Light (p

    Identifying parts and controls Operation indicators LCD screen and Viewfinder 1 Cassette Memory (p. 27) 2 Remaining battery time (p. 27) 3 Zoom (p. 32)/Exposure (p. 64)/ Data file name* (p. 135) 4 Digital effect* (p. 59, 73)/MEMORY MIX* (p. 120)/Fader (p. 55) 5 16:9WIDE (p.

  • Page 219: Index

    Index A, B AC Adaptor ... 17, 21 Adjusting the viewfinder ... 31 Audio dubbing ... 97 AUDIO MIX ... 178 AUDIO MODE ... 182 AUTO SHTR ... 176 A/V connecting cable ... 44, 81, 93 BACK LIGHT ... 33 Battery Info ...

  • Page 220

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