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Digital Video
Camera
Recorder
Operation Manual
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
Manual de instrucciones
Antes de utilizar la unidad, lea este manual atentamente y utilícelo
como material de consulta.
DCR-VX1000E
1995 by Sony Corporation
3-800-545-15 (1)

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  • Page 1: Digital Video Camera

    Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. Manual de instrucciones Antes de utilizar la unidad, lea este manual atentamente y utilícelo como material de consulta. DCR-VX1000E 1995 by Sony Corporation 3-800-545-15 (1)
  • Page 2 .Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Español Bienvenido al sistema de vídeo digital...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Before You Begin Notes and Precautions 5 Checking Supplied Accessories 6 Getting Started Charging and Inserting the Battery Pack 7 Inserting a Cassette 10 Basic Operations Camera Recording 12 Hints for Better Shooting 16 Checking the Recorded Picture 18 Connections for Playback 19 Playing Back a Tape 21 Advanced Operations...
  • Page 4 Identifying the Parts 100 Warning Indicators 110 Glossary 111 Index 115 As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the camcorder are shown in capital letters. e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. The beep sound is indicated with illustrations.
  • Page 5: Before You Begin

    TV colour system of your country (p. 77). Precautions on Camcorder Care • Do not let the camcorder get wet. Keep the camcorder from rain or sea water. It may cause a malfunction and sometimes the malfunction cannot be repaired.
  • Page 6: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking Supplied Accessories Check that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. 1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 104) 2 NP-720/F730 Battery Pack (1) (p. 7) 3 AC-V625 AC power adaptor and DK-715 connecting cord (1) (p. 7) 4 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 19) 5 S video connecting cable (1) (p.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Charging and Inserting the Battery Pack Before using your camcorder, you first need to charge and install the battery pack. To charge the battery pack, use the supplied AC power adaptor. This ditigal camcorder does not interface with "InfoLITHIUM"...
  • Page 8 • If the POWER lamp does not light, disconnect the mains lead. After about one minute, reconnect the mains lead again. • You cannot operate the camcorder using the AC power adaptor while charging the battery pack. • When a fully charged battery pack is installed, the CHARGE lamps will light once, then go out.
  • Page 9: Inserting The Battery Pack

    Inserting the Battery Pack (1) Slide OPEN and open the battery cover. (2) Insert the battery pack until it is hooked by the RELEASE knob. (3) Close the cover. OPEN To Remove the Battery Pack Slide the RELEASE knob leftward. Note on battery pack You cannot use NP-520/500H/F750 battery pack.
  • Page 10: Inserting A Cassette

    Inserting a Cassette You can use mini DV cassette with only. Make sure that a power source is inserted. (1) Slide EJECT. The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens. (2) Insert a cassette (supplied) with the window facing out. (3) Press the outside of the cassette compartment cover to close the compartment.
  • Page 11 Slide EJECT. After the cassette compartment opens, take out the cassette. You cannot eject the cassette while C MEMORY appears in the viewfinder because the camcorder is still writing information to the mini DV cassette-mounted cassette memory (p. 111). In this case, the cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens after C MEMORY disappears.
  • Page 12: Basic Operations Camera Recording

    Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial recording to make sure that you are using the camcorder correctly. (1) Remove the hood cap, and attach it to the grip strap.
  • Page 13 PHOTO STANDBY 0 : 0 5 : 2 0 Note on Standby mode If you leave the camcorder for 5 minutes or more with a cassette inserted in Standby mode, the camcorder goes off automatically. This prevents wearing down the battery and wearing out the tape.
  • Page 14: Using The Zoom Feature

    Several beeps also sound as a warning of any unusual condition of the camcorder (p. 110). Note that the beep sound is not recorded on the tape. If you do not want to hear the beep sound, set the BEEP to OFF in the menu system (p.
  • Page 15 Zooming Speed Press the zoom button firmly for high-speed zoom. Press it softly for relatively slow zooming. Note on the focus range You can shoot a subject that is at least 80 cm (about 2.6 feet) in the telephoto position, 1 cm (0.5 inch) in the wide position away from the lens surface.
  • Page 16: Hints For Better Shooting

    For hand-held shots, you’ll get better results holding the camcorder according to the following suggestions: • Hold the camcorder firmly and secure it with the grip strap so that you can easily manipulate the controls with your thumb [a]. • Place your right elbow against your side.
  • Page 17 Cautions on the viewfinder • Do not pick up the camcorder by the viewfinder. • Do not place the camcorder so as to point the viewfinder toward the sun. The inside of the viewfinder may be deformed. Be careful in placing the camcorder under sunlight or by the window.
  • Page 18: Checking The Recorded Picture

    (not supplied). Hold down the – side of EDITSEARCH until the camcorder goes back to the scene you want. The last recorded portion is played back. To go forward, hold down the + side (Editsearch).
  • Page 19: Connections For Playback

    Connections for Playback You can use this camcorder as a VCR by connecting it to your TV for playback. It is recommended to use the mains as the power source (p. 24). Connecting Directly to a TV Connect the camcorder to your TV by using the supplied A/V connecting cable.
  • Page 20 Connections for Playback If a VCR is connected to the TV Connect the camcorder to LINE IN on the VCR by using the supplied connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. Set the TV/ VCR selector to VCR on the TV.
  • Page 21: Playing Back A Tape

    You can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can also watch it on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR (p. 19). You can control playback using the supplied Remote Commander (p. 105).
  • Page 22 To view a still picture (playback pause) Press P during playback. To resume playback, press P or ·. When still picture mode lasts for 5 minutes or more, the camcorder automatically enters stop mode. To playback again, press · again.
  • Page 23: Advanced Operations Using Alternate Power Sources

    AC-V625 or DC- V515/V700. Use the connecting cord supplied with this camcorder. This mark indicates that this product is an genuine accessory for Sony video products. When purchasing Sony video products, Sony recommends that you purchase accessories with this "GENUINE VIDEO ACCESSORIES"...
  • Page 24: Using The Mains

    Using the Mains To use the supplied AC power adaptor: (1) Connect the mains lead to mains. (2) Connect the camcorder and the AC power adaptor using the supplied connecting cord. You can charge the battery inserted in the camcorder by connecting the AC power adaptor to the camcorder and turning the power switch to OFF.
  • Page 25: Using A Car Battery

    • To prevent accident from a short circuit, do not come into contact with the terminal inside the shutter at the rear of the camcorder. Notes on the POWER lamp • The POWER lamp will remain lit for a while even if the unit is unplugged after use.
  • Page 26: Changing The Mode Settings

    B E E P [ M E N U ] : E N D To display the menu on the TV screen Connect the camcorder to your TV (page 19), and press MENU. Note on the menu system You may need to repeat step 3 before you select the desired mode because some items have three steps.
  • Page 27 Setting the Mode of Each Item Select RETURN to return to main menu (item select). Items in CAMERA and PLAYER Modes COMMANDER <VTR4/OFF/ID/ID SET> • Normally select VTR4. • Select OFF when not using the Remote Commander. • Select ID when using the Remote Commander with the ID number set.
  • Page 28: Changing The Mode Settings

    Changing the Mode Settings 16:9 WIDE <OFF/ON> • Normally select OFF. • Select ON to record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on a wide-screen TV. ZEBRA <OFF/ON> • Normally select OFF. • Select ON to shoot with the zebra pattern displayed in the viewfinder.
  • Page 29 Items in PLAYER Mode only A MIX BAL • Select this item and change the level of the indicator by pressing > or . to adjust the volume balance between audio mode ST1 and ST2. WIDE PB <OFF/ON> • Normally select OFF. •...
  • Page 30: Fader And Overlap

    Using the Fader and Overlap Function When Fading in [a] (1) While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press FADER/OVERLAP. The fade indicator starts flashing. (2) Press START/STOP to start recording. The fade indicator stops flashing, fading in and recording starts.
  • Page 31 When using Overlap (1) Slide OPEN and open the battery cover. (2) Set DIGITAL MODE on the rear of battery cover to OVERLAP. (3) Press FADER/OVERLAP repeatedly until “OVERLAP” appears in the viewfinder. The stored last scene overlaps the scene being shot.
  • Page 32 The last scene for overlap is stored only when you record and press START/STOP again (recording standby/pause mode) before using overlap. In other cases, this camcorder starts Rec Review automatically to store the picture on the tape before it overlaps the scene being shot.
  • Page 33: Re-recording A Picture In The Middle Of A Recorded Tape

    “ZERO SET MEMORY” flashes, and the ending point is stored in memory. (4) Hold down the – side of EDITSEARCH until the camcorder goes back to the point where you want to start the insertion. [a] The camcorder enters Standby mode again.
  • Page 34 Re-recording a Picture in the Middle of a Recorded Tape To change the end point Press ZERO SET MEMORY so that “ZERO SET MEMORY” disappears. Repeat steps 2 to 4. Notes on editsearch • The picture may be distorted at the end of the inserted portion when it is played back.
  • Page 35: 16:9 Wide Mode Recording

    (1) Slide OPEN and open the battery cover. (2) Set DIGITAL MODE on the rear of the battery cover to ZOOM/16:9 WIDE while the camcorder is in Standby mode. (3) Press MENU to display the menu in the viewfinder. (4) Press > or . to select 16:9 WIDE, then press EXECUTE.
  • Page 36 TV to full (16:9) mode and make sure that WIDE PB mode is set to OFF in the menu system on the camcorder. When you watch on a normal (4:3) TV, turn the POWER to PLAYER and set the WIDE PB mode to ON in the menu system on the camcorder.
  • Page 37: Photo Recording

    If you press the PHOTO button on the Remote Commander when a still picture appears in the viewfinder, the camcorder will record that still picture. However, you cannot select other still pictures by using this button. (3) Press PHOTO deeper.
  • Page 38 (not supplied). To print the still picture, first connect the LANC control jack and the video output jack on the camcorder to the LANC jack and the video input jack on the video printer respectively. Then, press PRINT on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 39: Interval Recording

    (1) Slide OPEN and open the battery cover while the camcorder is in Standby mode. Press MENU to display the menu in the viewfinder. (2) Press > or . to select INT REC, then press EXECUTE.
  • Page 40 Interval Recording MENU EXECUTE MENU To stop interval recording before the tape ends Press START/STOP. To cancel the interval recording • Set the INT REC mode to OFF in the menu system. • Turn STANDBY down to LOCK. • Turn the power switch to OFF or PLAYER. Note on interval recording You cannot do interval recording with photo recording.
  • Page 41: Cut Recording

    You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using cut recording. To create this effect, alternately move the subject a little and make a cut recording. Secure the camcorder and use the Remote Commander for effective cut recording.
  • Page 42 Cut Recording To cancel the cut recording • Set the FRAME REC mode to OFF in the menu system. • Turn STANDBY down to LOCK. • Turn the power switch to OFF or PLAYER. Notes on cut recording The portion immediately after cut recording is completed may be longer than four frames.
  • Page 43: Self-timer Recording

    Press START/STOP. Use the Remote Commander for convenience. To cancel self-timer recording Press SELF TIMER so that disappears from the viewfinder while the camcorder is in Standby mode. Grabación con autodisparador Para realizar una grabación con el autodisparador, ajuste el modo SELFTIMER en ON (2SEC o 10SEC) en el sistema de menú.
  • Page 44 Self-timer Recording Self-timer recording mode is canceled when • Self-timer recording is finished. • Power switch is set to OFF or PLAYER. • Standby selector is set to LOCK. • Interval recording starts. • Cut recording starts. To change the time for self-timer recording Set it at the SELFTIMER mode in the menu system (page 26).
  • Page 45: Selecting Automatic Mode And Manual Adjustment

    Selecting Automatic Mode and Manual Adjustment You can select three types of adjustment mode for exposure, shutter speed, white balance, focus, and recording level. • Automatic Mode: offers you worry-free operation under most shooting conditions. Normally use this mode. Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK.
  • Page 46: Selecting Automatic Mode And Manual Adjustment

    Selecting Automatic Mode and Manual Adjustment Using Automatic Mode Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK. In automatic mode, the camcorder adjusts the exposure, shutter speed*, white balance, and recording level automatically. The focus can be adjusted automatically by setting the FOCUS switch to AUTO.
  • Page 47: Focusing Manually

    When focusing manually, first focus in telephoto before recording, and then reset the shot length. (1) Set FOCUS to MANUAL while the camcorder is recording or in Standby mode. f appears in the viewfinder. (2) Keep pressing the “T” (telephoto) side of the zoom button until the zooming stops.
  • Page 48 Focusing Manually FOUCUS AUTO MANUAL INFINITY PUSH AUTO When appears Turn focus ring clockwise when turn it counterclockwise when viewfinder. If you cannot get in focus, turn in the reverse direction. When appears, Focus is at infinity. When appears, Subject is too close. Notes on indicator It does not appear when you select a slow shutter...
  • Page 49 Focusing to Infinity Focus to infinity when the camcorder focuses on a nearby subject while you want on focus to a distant subject. Slide FOCUS in the direction of the arrow (INFINITY) to focus to infinity. When you release FOCUS, manual focus resumes.
  • Page 50: Using The Program Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE Function Select one of the three PROGRAM AE modes, then go to each step. (1) Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to the centre (auto lock release) position. (2) Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly to select the desired mode. The mode changes: A (Priority to iris) (Priority to shutter speed)
  • Page 51 Giving Priority to Iris AEA, A You can select the exposure (iris) to determine the desired depth of field. Gain and the shutter speed are automatically set in combination with the exposure (iris) value to maintain appropriate exposure. Turn the CONTROL dial to select the desired exposure (iris) value.
  • Page 52 Using the PROGRAM AE Function The depth of Shallow field (lowering the F value) Exposure Smaller iris (iris) Zoom Telephoto (T) Giving Priority to Shutter Speed AES, S You can select the shutter speed between 1/ 50 and 1/10000. When you select a faster shutter speed, movement appears clearer with less shaking when the tape is played back in still or slow mode.
  • Page 53 To select the best shutter speed Example • A golf swing or tennis match in fine weather (to view the hit ball clearly in still picture mode, set to 1/ 1000 to 1/10000) • A landscape shot from a moving car •...
  • Page 54 You can record a subject such as night views, neon signs or fireworks, reducing colour drop out. Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly so that Å appears in the display while the camcorder is in Standby mode or recording. PROGRAM To return to automatic mode...
  • Page 55 To lock the PROGRAM AE mode and manual settings Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to HOLD. The EXPOSURE, SHUTTER SPEED, WHT BAL, REC LEVEL, PROGRAM AE buttons, and CONTROL, EXPOSURE dials do not function. HOLD About the previous settings The lithium battery must be installed to temporarily save manual settings if you detach the battery.
  • Page 56: Adjusting The Exposure

    • You want to record the darkness faithfully Adjusting the Exposure (1) Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to the centre (auto lock release) position while the camcorder is in Standby mode. (2) Press EXPOSURE. The exposure is locked at the value which was selected automatically at that time.
  • Page 57 Note on iris/gain value indicator The information of the EXPOSURE dial does not appear even if you press EXPOSURE while the camcorder is in PROGRAM AE mode ( or Å). Notes on while adjusting the exposure CONTROL dial and SHUTTER SPEED button do not function.
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    Adjusting the Shutter Speed (1) Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to the centre (auto lock release) position while the camcorder is in Standby mode. (2) Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until S, or Å disappears from the display. (3) Press SHUTTER SPEED.
  • Page 59 To cancel the setting Press the SHUTTER SPEED button again after step 2. The SHUTTER SPEED indicator disappears from the viewfinder. Note on the shutter speed You can set the speed to 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, and 1/25 only when you set the DIGITAL MODE switch to ZOOM/16:9 WIDE.
  • Page 60: Using The Nd Filter

    Using the ND Filter Using the ND filter (correspond to one-tenth the quantity of light), you can record a picture clearly, preventing the picture from going out of focus under bright conditions. When ND ON flashes in the viewfinder [a] Set ND FILTER to ON.
  • Page 61: Using With The Zebra Pattern

    Using with the Zebra Pattern You can set the camcorder to display a zebra pattern (diagonal stripes) in the portion of the picture in the viewfinder with a subject whose brightness exceeds a certain level. The portion of the picture where zebra pattern appears is an area of high brightness and overexposure.
  • Page 62: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance White balance adjustment makes white subjects look white and allows more natural colour balance for camera recording. Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. You can obtain better results by adjusting the white balance manually when lighting conditions change quickly or when recording outdoors: e.g., neon signs, fireworks.
  • Page 63: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance (1) Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to the centre (auto lock release) position while the camcorder is in Standby mode. (2) Press WHT BAL repeatedly to select the appropriate white balance mode. Each time you press the button, the indicator...
  • Page 64 Adjusting the White Balance Locking the white balance setting (One-push white balance mode) When you set the white balance to one-push white balance mode, the setting is locked and maintained even if lighting conditions change, and saved for one hour after power sources such as the battery are detached if the lithium battery is inserted.
  • Page 65 • When you move from indoors to outdoors or vice-versa, or detach the battery for replacement while shooting in automatic white balance mode, point the camcorder at a white subject about 10 seconds before you start recording. Notas sobre el balance de blancos •...
  • Page 66: Adjusting The Recording Sound

    Adjusting the Recording Sound You can adjust the recording sound level. Use headphones to monitor the sound when you adjust. To adjust the recording sound automatically Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK. To adjust the recording sound manually (1) Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to the centre position.
  • Page 67 To adjust, press REC LEVEL again to display ” in the viewfinder. • Though the DV recording system records two stereo sounds to stereo 1 and 2, this camcorder records the sound to stereo 1 only. You can adjust the play back sound balance between stereo 1 and 2 (page 29).
  • Page 68: Releasing The Steady Shot Function

    (not supplied). • The Steady Shot function detects and compensates for camera-shake. You can turn off the Steady Shot function if you use the camcorder mounted on a tripod because you do not have to worry about camera-shake.
  • Page 69: Presetting The Adjustment For Picture Quality

    Presetting the Adjustment for Picture Quality You can preset the camcorder to record the picture with the desired picture quality. When presetting, adjust the picture by shooting a subject and checking the picture displayed on a TV using the menu system.
  • Page 70: Presetting The Adjustment For Picture Quality

    Make sure to shoot the appropriate subject for the item you want to preset. To record with the preset setting 1 Press MENU while the camcorder is in Standby mode. 2 Press > or . to select CUSTOM, then press EXECUTE.
  • Page 71: Searching The Recorded Picture

    Searching the Recorded Picture When you use a cassette memory-mounted mini DV cassette which can store the recorded date or time, etc., you can search the recorded picture with the date or time using the Remote Commander (Cassette memory search). You can also search the photo-recorded pictures only, or the recorded picture in the backward and forward direction from the present position...
  • Page 72 . (7) Press ± for forward or ≠ for backward on the Remote Commander to select the desired picture. Each time you press ± or ≠, the camcorder searches for the next scene. Búsqueda de imágenes grabadas Nota sobre la búsqueda en memoria de videocassette No es posible utilizar la función de búsqueda en...
  • Page 73 Notes on searching Be sure to install the lithium battery when you use the cassette with cassette memory. The camcorder may not search if the beginning of the search portion is too close to the tape head position. When you use date search, the camcorder plays...
  • Page 74: Checking The Information For The Recorded Picture

    Press DATA CODE again to erase the display. “– –:– –:– –” appears when the camcorder cannot read the data code because of a damaged tape or noise. the tape was recorded without setting the date and time.
  • Page 75: Editing Onto Another Tape

    You can edit with little deterioration of picture and sound quality when using the DV connecting cable. Before Editing Connect the camcorder to the VCR using the supplied A/V connecting cable (page 20) or the DV connecting cable (not supplied). Use this camcorder as a player.
  • Page 76: Starting Editing

    For fine synchro-editing function You can edit precisely by connecting a control cable to the LANC jack of this camcorder and other video equipment having fine synchro-editing function, using this camcorder as a player. Notes on editing when using the DV connecting cable You can connect one VCR only.
  • Page 77: Información Adicional

    Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following points: Power Sources You can use your camcorder in any country with the supplied AC power adaptor within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Difference in Colour Systems This camcorder is a PAL system-based camcorder.
  • Page 78: Replacing The Lithium Battery In The Camcorder

    5 segundos al ajustar el interruptor POWER en la posición CAMERA. En este caso, sustitúyala por una pila de litio Sony CR2025 o Duracell DL-2025. El uso de otra pila puede presentar el riesgo de incendios o explosiones.
  • Page 79 Replacing the Lithium Battery When replacing the lithium battery, keep the battery pack or other power source attached. Otherwise, you will need to reset the date and time. (1) Slide OPEN and open the battery cover. (2) Push the battery down once and pull it out from the holder.
  • Page 80: Resetting The Date And Time

    The year indicator changes as follows: 1995 n 1996 n - - - n 2025 n 1995 Note on the time indicator The internal clock of the camcorder operates on a 24- hour cycle. Reajuste de la fecha y hora Es posible volver a ajustar la fecha u hora en el sistema de menú.
  • Page 81: Video Cassettes

    Audio mode The camcorder records sound in stereo 1 only in 12-bit mode (32 kHz), but can play back sound recorded in either stereo 1 or 2. Moreover, it can also play back sound recorded in 16-bit mode (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz).
  • Page 82 If the gold-plated connector of the mini DV cassette gets dirty or dust sticks to the connector, the camcorder may malfunction when using the cassette memory functions such as cassette memory search. Clean the connector with the swab once every ten times you eject a cassette.
  • Page 83: Tips For Using The Battery Pack

    To Save Battery Power Turn the STANDBY switch on the camcorder down when not recording to save battery power [a] (p. 84). A smooth transition between scenes can be made even if recording is stopped and started again.
  • Page 84 POWER switch to OFF on the camcorder and replace the battery pack. Leave the tape in the camcorder to obtain smooth transition between scenes after the battery pack is replaced.
  • Page 85 When the battery pack is attached to the camcorder, a small amount of current flows to the camcorder even if the POWER switch is set to OFF, which shortens battery life. • The battery pack is always discharging even when it is not in use after charging.
  • Page 86 Tips for Using the Battery Pack Recharge the Battery Pack Whenever You Like You do not have to discharge it before recharging. If you charged the battery pack fully but you did not use it for a long time, it becomes discharged.
  • Page 87: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Information and Precautions Moisture Condensation If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. If this happens, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the camcorder may not operate correctly.
  • Page 88 How to Prevent Moisture Condensation When bringing the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, put the camcorder in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to room conditions over a period of time. (1) Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camcorder.
  • Page 89: Video Head Cleaning

    No utilice un cassette de limpieza del tipo húmedo disponible en el mercado, ya que puede dañar los cabezales de vídeo. Nota Si el cassette limpiador DVM12CL (no suministrado) no se encuentra disponible en su zona, póngase en contacto con el proveedor Sony más próximo.
  • Page 90 • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the casing, unplug the camcorder and have it checked by your nearest Sony dealer before operating it any further. • Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock.
  • Page 91 – Dusty or dirty – Very humid – Vibrating If any difficulty should arise, unplug the unit and contact your nearest Sony dealer. Adaptador de alimentación de CA Carga • Utilice sólo pilas de tipo ión de litio. • Cargue la pila sobre una superficie plana sin vibraciones.
  • Page 92: Trouble Check

    English Trouble Check If you run into any problem using the camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. Camcorder Power Symptom The power is not on. The power goes off. The battery pack is quickly discharged. Operation Symptom START/STOP does not operate.
  • Page 93 The camcorder is not malfunctioning. m Change locations. • The video heads may be dirty. m Clean the heads using the Sony DVM12CL (not supplied) cleaning cassette. (p. 89) • The video heads may be dirty. m Clean the heads using the Sony DVM12CL (not supplied) cleaning cassette.
  • Page 94 When the CHARGE lamp flashes again: The problem is with the AC power adaptor. Please contact your nearest Sony dealer in connection with the product with the problem. Cause and/or Corrective Actions • Disconnect the mains lead. After about one minute, try again.
  • Page 95: Comprobación De Problemas

    Español Comprobación de problemas Si se presenta cualquier problema al utilizar la videocámara, consulte la siguiente tabla para solucionarlo. Videocámara Alimentación Síntoma La alimentación no está activada. La alimentación se desactiva. El paquete de pilas se descarga con rapidez. Funcionamiento Síntoma START/STOP no funciona.
  • Page 96 Cambie de posición con respecto al fondo. • Es posible que los cabezales de vídeo estén sucios. m Límpielos con el cassette limpiador DVM12CL de Sony (no suministrado). (p. 89) • Es posible que los cabezales de vídeo estén sucios.
  • Page 97 El adaptador de alimentación de CA presenta el problema. Póngase en contacto con el proveedor Sony más próximo en relación al producto que presenta el problema. Causa y/o acciones correctivas • Desconecte el cable de alimentación. Vuelva a intentarlo después de un minuto aproximadamente.
  • Page 98: Specifications

    Output voltage DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.8 A in operating mode Battery charge terminal: 8.4 V, 1.4 A in charging mode Application Sony battery packs NP-720/ F730 lithium ion type Operating temperature/ Storage temperature Same specifications as video camera recorder.
  • Page 99: Especificaciones

    DC OUT: 8,4 V, 1,8 A en modo de funcionamiento Terminal de carga de pila: 8,4 V, 1,4 A en modo de carga Aplicación Paquetes de pila Sony NP–720/ F730 tipo ión de litio Temperatura de funcionamiento/Temperatura de almacenamiento Mismas especificaciones que las referentes a la videocámara.
  • Page 100: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the Parts Camcorder 1 Remote sensor (p. 107) 2 CP CHECK button (p. 70) 3 EDITSEARCH buttons (p. 18) 4 RELEASE knob (p. 9) 5 POWER switch (p. 12) 6 HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector (p. 46) 7 CONTROL dial (p. 51) 8 OPEN knob (p.
  • Page 101 !ª @º @¡ !ª Accessory shoe @º Display window (p. 109) @¡ EJECT switch (p. 10) @™ Zoom button (p. 14) @£ REC LEVEL (recording level) button (p. 66) @¢ WHT BAL (white balance) button (p. 63) @∞ SHUTTER SPEED button (p. 58) @§...
  • Page 102 Identifying the Parts @¶ @• @ª #º #¡ #™ @¶ Carrying handle @• Microphone @ª Camera recording lamp #º Remote sensor (p. 107) #¡ Hooks for shoulder strap (p. 104) #™ Lens hood You can attatch a wide teleconversion lens (not supplied) by removing the lens hood.
  • Page 103 $º $¡ $™ $£ $¢ $º Camera recording lamp $¡ PHOTO button (p. 37) $™ lLANC control jack l stands for Local Application Control Bus System. The l control jack is used for controlling the tape transport of video equipment and peripherals connected to it. This jack has the same function as the jack indicated as CONTROL L or REMOTE.
  • Page 104 102). Remote Commander 1 Transmitter Point toward the remote sensor to control the camcorder after turning on the POWER switch on the camcorder. 2 PRINT button (p. 37) 3 PHOTO button (p. 37) 4 ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 33) 5 DATA CODE button (p.
  • Page 105 7 VTR4/ID/HOLD selector (p. 106) Select VTR4 or ID, the same setting as COMMANDER in the menu system. Select HOLD to prevent the buttons from being accidentally pressed. 8 START/STOP button 9 Zoom button The zooming speed is unchangeable on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 106 (5) Set the VTR4/ID/HOLD selector on the Remote Commander to ID. (6) Point the Remote Commander at the camcorder and press STOP on the Remote Commander. After the beep sound, the ID of the Remote Commander is registered, and the COMMANDER is set to ID in the menu system.
  • Page 107 • This camcorder works at commander mode VTR 4 or ID. The commander modes (VTR 4 or ID) are used to distinguish this camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR at commander mode ID, we recommend you change the commander mode or cover the remote sensor of the VCR with black paper.
  • Page 108 Identifying the Parts In the Viewfinder 1 Focus indicator (p. 47) 2 ND filter indicator (p. 60) 3 White balance indicator (p. 63) 4 Zoom indicator (p. 14) 5 PROGRAM AE mode/wide TV mode/fading indicators (p. 30, 35, 50) 6 Warning indicators (p. 110) 7 Audio recording level indicator (p.
  • Page 109 In the Display Window 1 Time code (p. 13) 2 MEMORY indicator (p. 33) Same as ZERO SET MEMORY indicator in the viewfinder. 3 Warning indicators (p. 110) 4 Remaining battery indicator (p. 83) 5 Lights up while cassette is inserted 6 Remaining tape indicator 7 Audio recording level indicator (p.
  • Page 110: Warning Indicators

    (p. 89) Expulse el videocassette. Si continúa encendido, desconecte la fuente de alimentación y póngase en contacto con el proveedor Sony más próximo o con un taller de asistencia técnica autorizado. instalada. (p. 78) El indicador parpadea cinco veces al conectar la alimentación y, a continuación,...
  • Page 111: Glossary

    • 12-bit mode which records two stereo sounds such as stereo 1 and stereo 2. • 16-bit mode which records a stereo sound. This camcorder records sound in stereo 1 in 12- bit mode only, but can play back a tape recorded in both modes.
  • Page 112 (VTR1, VTR2, VTR3, VTR4 y ID) y su función es evitar operaciones inadecuadas entre los distintos mandos a distancia de los productos de vídeo Sony. Seleccione VTR4 o ID para controlar esta videocámara. Normalmente, seleccione VTR4 y elija ID para evitar operaciones inadecuadas.
  • Page 113 White balance (p. 62) Adjusts the colour balance so that white subjects look white. In this camcorder, automatic adjustment, manual adjustment, w(outdoor), and e(indoor) are selectable. Zebra pattern (p. 61) Diagonal stripes which show the signal level of a subject appear in the viewfinder.
  • Page 115: Index

    Index AC power adaptor ... 7 Adjusting the sound ... 66 Adjusting viewfinder ... 13 A/V connecting cable ... 19 Battery pack ... 7 Beep sound ... 12 Brightness ... 69 Camera recording ... 12 Cassette memory ... 71 Charging battery ... 7 Cleaning video heads ...
  • Page 116 Edición ... 75 EDITSEARCH ... 18 EJECT ... 10 Enfoque ... 48 Estabilización de imagen ... 68 Exposición ... 56 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Fecha/hora ... 80 Filtro ND ... 60 Fotograma a fotograma ... 22 Fuentes de alimentación ... 23 Grabación con...

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