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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Handycam Handbook
© 2008 Sony Corporation
Enjoying your
Getting Started
Recording/Playback 25
Utilizing recording media
Customizing your


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  • Page 1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Handycam Handbook HDR-SR10E © 2008 Sony Corporation 3-286-598-13(1) Enjoying your camcorder Getting Started Recording/Playback 25 Editing Utilizing recording media Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Additional Information Quick Reference...
  • Page 2: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

    Memory Stick Duo adaptor when using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment. Using the camcorder • Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. (“Memory Stick (“Memory Stick...
  • Page 3 • Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage media, etc. • TV color systems differ depending on the country/region. To view your recordings on a TV, you need a PAL system-based •...
  • Page 4 About the Carl Zeiss lens Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Page 5: Notes On Using The Hard Disk Drive Handycam

    VCR, or a DVD/HDD recorder (p. 56). Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder • The hard disk of the camcorder may not be recognized, or recording or playback may not be possible. • Especially, during recording/playback, do not apply shock.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read this before operating your camcorder ... 2 Notes on using the Hard Disk Drive Handycam ... 5 Subject examples and solutions ... 8 Enjoying your camcorder Operation flow ... 9 “ HOME” and “ OPTION” - Taking advantage of two types of menus ...
  • Page 7 Preventing data on the hard disk of the camcorder from being recovered ... 62 Repairing the image database file ... 63 Customizing your camcorder What you can do with the (SETTINGS) category of the HOME MENU ... 64 Using the HOME MENU ... 64...
  • Page 8: Subject Examples And Solutions

    Subject examples and solutions Checking your golf swing B SMTH SLW REC ... 33 Capturing still images during movie recording B Dual Rec ... 32 Flowers in close- B PORTRAIT ... 82 B FOCUS ... 80 B TELE MACRO... 80 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen...
  • Page 9: Enjoying Your Camcorder

    • “AVCHD 1080i format” is abbreviated as “AVCHD” in this manual, except when it must be described in more detail. B Play back the images. Viewing on the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 35) Viewing on a high definition TV (p. 41) You can enjoy highly-detailed, brilliant quality HD (high definition) movies.
  • Page 10 B Save recorded images. Dubbing images from the internal hard disk to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (p. 51) Dubbing to other devices (p. 56) The dubbing image quality (HD (high definition)/SD (standard definition)) varies depending on the connected device. For details, see page 56. Editing on a computer (p.
  • Page 11 • The maximum continuous recordable time is approximately 13 hours. Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media.
  • Page 12: Home" And " Option" - Taking Advantage Of Two Types Of Menus

    MOVIE MEDIA SET* Page PHOTO MEDIA SET* MEDIA INFO MEDIA FORMAT* REPAIR IMG.DB F. To customize your camcorder (p. 64)*. Page * You can also set these items during Easy Handycam operation (p. 25). For the items available in the page 65.
  • Page 13 Using the HOME MENU While pressing the green button, turn the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on the power. (HOME) A (or B). Press (HOME) B (HOME) A Touch the desired category. Example: (OTHERS) category Touch the desired item.
  • Page 14 Touch the item you want to learn more about. When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen. To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO]. To deactivate the HELP (HELP) again in step 2. Touch Using the OPTION MENU Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functions available at that moment.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. AC Adaptor (1) (p. 16) Power cord (Mains lead) (1) (p. 16) Handycam Station (1) (p.
  • Page 16: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    (H series) (p. 101) after attaching it to your camcorder. b Notes • You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the H series to your camcorder. Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station.
  • Page 17 DC plug b Notes • Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug. To remove the battery pack Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery release) lever and remove the battery pack.
  • Page 18 After a while, the approximate recordable time and battery information appear for about 7 seconds. You can view the battery information for up to 20 seconds by pressing DISP/BATT INFO again while the information is displayed. Remaining battery (approx.) Recording capacity (approx.) Charging time Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery...
  • Page 19 Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction. • Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power source (mains) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet (wall socket) via the...
  • Page 20: Step 3: Turning The Power On And Setting The Date And Time

    To turn off the power Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). b Notes • If you do not use your camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets discharged and the date and time settings may be cleared from the memory. In that case, charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p.
  • Page 21: Changing The Language Setting

    • It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be ready to shoot after the power is turned on. You cannot operate your camcorder during this time. • The lens cover opens automatically when the power is turned on. It closes when the playback screen is selected, or the power is turned off.
  • Page 22: Step 5: Selecting The Media

    (SETTINGS) t You can select the hard disk or “Memory Stick PRO Duo” as the recording/playback/ editing media on your camcorder. Select the media for movies and still images separately. The default setting is hard disk for movies and still images.
  • Page 23 Prepare a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” if “Memory Stick PRO Duo” has been selected as the media. For types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder, see page 2. Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” 1 Open the Memory Stick Duo cover in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 24 (100) b Notes • Numbers in the table are based on using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions, [REC MODE] (p. 66), and the type of “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 25: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording and playback with ease (Easy Handycam operation) Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform recording or playback operation without detailed settings. It also makes the screen font size larger for easy viewing. The images are recorded on the selected media (p. 22). Recording movies Turn the POWER switch G in the...
  • Page 26: Playing Back Recorded Movies/still Images

    Playing back recorded movies/still images Turn the POWER switch G to turn on your camcorder. Press (VIEW IMAGES) A (or E). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen (It may take some seconds). Appears with the image on each of the tab that was lastly played back/recorded (B for the still image recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”)
  • Page 27 Start playback. Movies: Touch the tab, then select the desired movie to play back. Returns (to the VISUAL INDEX screen) Beginning of the movie/previous movie Stops (goes to the VISUAL INDEX screen) * The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 72). z Tips •...
  • Page 28 To cancel Easy Handycam operation Press EASY I again. from the LCD screen. Menu settings during Easy Handycam operation Press (HOME) C (or B) to display the menu items available for setup changes (p. 12, 64). b Notes • Most of the menu items automatically return to the default settings.
  • Page 29: Recording

    Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not remove the battery or AC Adaptor. • When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.
  • Page 30: Recording Movies

    Recording movies Turn the POWER switch C in the direction of the arrow until the (Movie) lamp lights up. Press START/STOP F (or B). [STBY] b [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP F (or B) again. z Tips • For the recordable time and the number of recordable images, see pages 11, 24 and 71.
  • Page 31: Zooming

    HD (high definition) image quality, you need an AVCHD format device compatible with 5.1ch surround. • When you connect your camcorder with an HDMI cable (optional), the sound of movies with HD (high definition) image quality is automatically output in 5.1ch sound.
  • Page 32: Starting Shooting Quickly (quick On)

    • The power turns off automatically if you do not operate your camcorder for a certain period during sleep mode. You can set the time that you want the camcorder to remain on before automatically turning off in sleep mode ([QUICK ON STBY], p. 76).
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Exposure For Backlit Subjects

    . (back light) again. Recording in mirror mode Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (2). z Tips • A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.
  • Page 34 • During Easy Handycam operation, the [SMTH SLW REC] function cannot be used. Cancel Easy Handycam operation.
  • Page 35: Playback

    Closes when an INDEX screen appears. (HOME) A (HOME) B (VIEW IMAGES) C Turn the POWER switch E to turn on your camcorder. Press (VIEW IMAGES) F (or C). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen (It may take some seconds).
  • Page 36: Playing Movies

    z Tips • The number of the images on the VISUAL INDEX screen can be changed 6 y 12 by moving the power zoom lever D. To fix this number, press IMAGES SET] t [ Start playing back. Playing movies Touch the Returns (to the INDEX screen) Beginning of the movie/previous...
  • Page 37: Searching For Desired Scene By Pinpoint (film Roll Index)

    Select the media which contains the movie you want to play back before the operation (p. 22). Turn the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears. Touch (Film Roll Index).
  • Page 38: Searching For Desired Images By Date (date Index)

    • You cannot use the Date Index function for still images on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Turn the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press (VIEW IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears. To search for movies, touch the tab.
  • Page 39: Playing Back A Series Of Still Images (slide Show)

    Some settings may need to be adjusted on the TV when playing back. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. Operation flow You can connect your camcorder to the TV easily following the instructions displayed on the LCD screen, [TV CONNECT Guide].
  • Page 40 Notes • Your camcorder and the Handycam Station are equipped with A/V Remote Connector or A/V OUT jack (p. 107, 110). Connect the A/V connecting cable or component A/V cable either to the Handycam Station or to your camcorder.
  • Page 41 Images recorded with HD (high definition) image quality are played back with HD (high definition) image quality. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality. Type Camcorder Component A/V cable (supplied) b Notes •...
  • Page 42 Notes • Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo. • Use an HDMI mini Connector on one end (for the camcorder), and a plug suitable for connection to your TV on the other end. • Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.
  • Page 43 • When you play back a movie recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality on a 4:3 TV that is not compatible with the 16:9 signal, touch [WIDE SELECT] t [4:3] on your camcorder when recording an image (p. 67). Type...
  • Page 44: Using "bravia" Sync

    SD (standard definition) image quality. z Tips • If you connect your camcorder to the TV using more than one type of cable to output images, the order of priority of the TV input jacks is as follows: HDMI t component t S VIDEO t video.
  • Page 45 [CTRL FOR HDMI] t [ON] (the default setting). • Also set your TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the TV for details. z Tips • If you turn off the TV, your camcorder is turned off simultaneously. (HOME) t...
  • Page 46: Saving Images

    DVD with ease by pressing the button. Saving images on a computer (Easy PC Back-up) You can save images recorded on the camcorder on the hard disk of a computer. Creating a disc with selected images You can save images copied to your computer on a disc. You can also edit those images.
  • Page 47: Editing

    You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 54). PRINT You can print still images on a connected PictBridge printer (p. 58). USB CONNECT You can connect the camcorder to a computer etc., via the USB cable. See “Operating Guide” for connecting to the computer. TV CONNECT Guide...
  • Page 48: Deleting Images

    • You cannot restore images once they are deleted. • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting the images. It may damage the media. • Do not eject “Memory Stick PRO Duo” while deleting images from the “Memory Stick PRO...
  • Page 49: Deleting Still Images

    b Notes • If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist (p. 54), the movie added to the Playlist is deleted also from the Playlist. Deleting still images Select the media which contains the still image you want to delete before the operation (p.
  • Page 50: Capturing A Still Image From A Movie

    Capturing a still image from a movie You can save a selected frame from a recorded movie as a still image. Select the media which contains movies, and the media where you want to save still images before the operation (p. 22). Touch (HOME) t (OTHERS) t [PHOTO...
  • Page 51: Dubbing/copying Images To A "memory Stick Pro Duo" With Your Camcorder

    (HOME) t database file by touching (MANAGE MEDIA) t [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (p. 63). • Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during dubbing.
  • Page 52: Copying Still Images

    Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into your camcorder before the operation. b Notes • Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during copying.
  • Page 53: Dividing A Movie

    Duo.” • A slight difference may occur from the point where you touch point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. • If you divide the original movie, the movie added to the Playlist will also be divided.
  • Page 54: Creating The Playlist

    4 Touch b Notes • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while adding to the Playlist. It may damage the media. Also, do not eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” while editing movies on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
  • Page 55: Playing The Playlist

    Playing the Playlist Select the media you want to create, play, or edit a Playlist before the operation (p. 22). (HOME) t Touch IMAGES) t [PLAYLIST]. The Playlist screen appears. Touch the movie you want to play back. The Playlist is played back from the selected movie to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen.
  • Page 56: Dubbing To Other Devices

    Dubbing to other devices Connecting with the A/V connecting cable You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.
  • Page 57 To record the date/time and camera settings data, display them on the screen (p. 72). • When you are connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,...
  • Page 58: Printing Recorded Still Images (pictbridge Compliant Printer)

    You can print out still images using a PictBridge compliant printer, without connecting the camcorder to a computer. Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor to obtain power from the wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 16). Turn on the printer.
  • Page 59 The operations may not be performed properly. – Operate the POWER switch – Press (VIEW IMAGES) – Remove your camcorder from the Handycam Station – Disconnect the USB cable from your camcorder, the Handycam Station or the printer –...
  • Page 60: Utilizing Recording Media

    Utilizing recording media (MANAGE MEDIA) category This category enables you to use the hard disk or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” for various purposes. (MANAGE MEDIA) category Item list MOVIE MEDIA SET You can select the media for movies (p. 22). PHOTO MEDIA SET You can select the media for still images (p.
  • Page 61: Deleting All Images (formatting)

    Deleting all images (Formatting) Formatting deletes all the images to recover recordable free space. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 16). b Notes • To avoid the loss of important images, you should save them (p.
  • Page 62: Preventing Data On The Hard Disk Of The Camcorder From Being Recovered

    EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the hard disk of the camcorder. In this way, it may become more difficult to recover any original data. When you dispose of or transfer the camcorder to others, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].
  • Page 63: Repairing The Image Database File

    After [Completed.] appears, touch b Notes • Do not apply mechanical shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not remove the AC Adaptor or the battery pack during the operation. • While repairing the image database file of the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”...
  • Page 64: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Customizing your camcorder What you can do with the category of the You can change the recording functions and the operating settings for your convenience. Using the HOME MENU Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME). (HOME) (HOME) (SETTINGS) category Touch (SETTINGS).
  • Page 65: List Of The (settings) Category Items

  • Page 66: Movie Settings

    GENERAL SET (p. 76) Items DEMO MODE REC LAMP CALIBRATION A.SHUT OFF QUICK ON STBY REMOTE CTRL DROP SENSOR CTRL FOR HDMI * You can set these items also during Easy Handycam operation (p. 25). The menu name is changed to [SOUND SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam operation.
  • Page 67: Wide Select

    B SD SP ( Records in standard quality mode (SD 6M (SP)). SD LP ( Increases the recording time (Long Play) (SD 3M (LP)). b Notes • If you record in the LP mode, the quality of movies may be degraded, or scenes with quick movements may appear with block noise when you play back the image.
  • Page 68: Auto Slow Shutter

    Displays the remaining recording time of movies for about 8 seconds in situations such as those described below. – When your camcorder recognizes the remaining media capacity while the (Movie) lamp lights up – When you press DISP/BATT INFO to switch the indicator from off to on while –...
  • Page 69 FLASH LEVEL You can set this function when you use the built-in flash, or an external flash (optional) that is compatible with your camcorder. HIGH( Makes the flash level higher. B NORMAL( ) LOW( Makes the flash level lower.
  • Page 70: (items For Recording Movies) Photo Settings

    [Face Index] screen (p. 37). Face icons and their meanings : When the setting is [ON] : This icon flashes when your camcorder detects a face. The icon stops flashing when the face is recorded in [Face Index].
  • Page 71 “Memory Stick.” • You can record up to 9,999 still images on the hard disk. • The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid CMOS sensor and image processing system (BIONZ) allows for still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.
  • Page 72: (items For Recording Still Images)

    • The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV. • The indicator toggles through the following sequences as you press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] t [CAMERA DATA] t [OFF] (no indication).
  • Page 73: Sound/disp Set

    6IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 6 images. 12IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 12 images. * You can also operate with the zoom buttons on the LCD frame or on the Remote Commander. SOUND/DISP SET (Items to adjust the sound and the screen) Touch 1, then 2.
  • Page 74: (items To Adjust The Sound And The Screen) Output Settings

    Standard brightness. BRIGHT Brightens the LCD screen. b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. • When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.
  • Page 75: (items For When Connecting Other Devices) Clock/ Lang

    Shows displays such as the time code on the TV screen and LCD screen. COMPONENT Select [COMPONENT] when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack. 576i Select when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack.
  • Page 76: (items To Set Clock And Language) General Set

    5 minutes. NEVER The camcorder is not automatically turned off. b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to a wall outlet (wall socket), [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to [NEVER]. QUICK ON STBY (Quick on standby)
  • Page 77 Notes • Set the drop sensor to [ON] when you use the camcorder. Otherwise, if you drop the camcorder, you may damage the internal hard disk. • In a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor activates. When you record images during an...
  • Page 78: Activating Functions Using The

    (OPTION) MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. Various available functions are displayed. Using the OPTION MENU While using your camcorder, touch (OPTION) on the screen. (OPTION) Touch the desired item.
  • Page 79: Recording Items On The Option Menu

  • Page 80: Functions Set In The Option Menu

    [AUTO] t in step 1. b Notes • The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto.
  • Page 81 EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of a picture manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark. 1 Touch [MANUAL]. appears. 2 Adjust the exposure by touching 3 Touch To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] t in step 1.
  • Page 82 LANDSCAPE*( Select to shoot distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows between the camcorder and the subject. PORTRAIT (Soft portrait) ( Select to bring out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.
  • Page 83 • If you have changed the battery pack while [AUTO] was selected, or taken your camcorder outdoors after inside use (or vice versa), select [AUTO] and aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment.
  • Page 84 D.EFFECT (Digital effect) When you select [OLD MOVIE], appears and you can add an old movie effect to images. To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF]. PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect) You can add special effects to an image during recording. appears. B OFF Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting.
  • Page 85: Troubleshooting

    • During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the hard disk in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/Remote Commander The power does not turn on.
  • Page 86 • Use the AC Adaptor. • In the default setting, when approximately 5 minutes have elapsed while you do not operate your camcorder, the camcorder is automatically turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 76), or turn on the power again.
  • Page 87: Lcd Screen

    • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 16). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
  • Page 88 (Still) (p. 30). • You cannot record images in sleep mode. Press QUICK ON (p. 32). • Your camcorder is recording the image you have just shot on the media. You cannot make new recording during this period. • The media is full. Delete unnecessary images (p.
  • Page 89 START/ STOP and the point that the recorded movie starts/stops. • On your camcorder, there may be a slight time difference between the point where you press START/STOP and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops.
  • Page 90: Playing Back Images

    Images cannot be played back or the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not recognized. • You cannot play back a movie recorded Editing images on your camcorder Unable to edit. • Unable to edit because of the condition of Images cannot be added in the Playlist.
  • Page 91 • You cannot add still images in the Playlist. A movie cannot be divided. • A movie that is too short cannot be divided. • A movie protected on another device cannot be divided. A still image cannot be captured from a movie.
  • Page 93: Self-diagnosis Display/warning Indicators

    If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:04:00 C:(or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis...
  • Page 94 • The amount of lights is not sufficient, so camera-shake easily occurs. Use the flash. • The camcorder is unsteady, so camera- shake easily occurs. Hold the camcorder steady with both hands and record the image. However, note that the camera-shake warning indicator does not disappear.
  • Page 95 Media HDD format error. • The hard disk of the camcorder is set differently from the default format. Performing [ FORMAT] (p. 61) may enable you to use your camcorder. This will delete all data in the hard disk.
  • Page 96: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Cannot save still picture. • When using the Dual Rec function, do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from the camcorder until movie recording is finished and the still images are stored on it (p. 32). This Memory Stick may not be able to record or play movies.
  • Page 97: Additional Information

    Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz range. Viewing images recorded with HD...
  • Page 98: World Time Difference

    Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder abroad. Touch [AREA SET] and [SUMMERTIME] (p. 75). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences Lisbon, London...
  • Page 99: File/folder Structure On The Camcorder Hard Disk And "memory Stick Pro Duo

    The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back images on the camcorder. To enjoy still images or movies by connecting to a computer, see “PMB Guide,” then use the supplied application.
  • Page 100: Maintenance And Precautions

    (the data will not be compensated for): – If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” or turn off your camcorder while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (while the...
  • Page 101: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    “Design rule for Camera File system” universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). • On your camcorder, you cannot play back still images recorded on other devices (DCR- TRV900E or DSC-D700/D770) that do not conform to the universal standard. (These models are not sold in some regions.)
  • Page 102: About X.v.color

    About x.v.Color • x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. • xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the currently used broadcast standard.
  • Page 103: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    • If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. • Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 104 LCD screen • Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage. • If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 105 • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “x.v.Colour” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 106 OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE <HTTP://MPEGLA.COM> “C Library,” “Expat,” “zlib,” and “libjpeg” software are provided in your camcorder. We provide this software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following.
  • Page 107: Quick Reference

    Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. A Power zoom lever (31, 38) B PHOTO button (30) C QUICK ON button (32) D /CHG (charge) lamp (16) E ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) (29) F DC IN jack (16) G Hook for a shoulder belt Attach a shoulder belt (optional).
  • Page 108 The accessory can be turned on or off as you operate the POWER switch on your camcorder. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your accessory for details. The Active Interface Shoe has a safety device for fixing the installed accessory securely.
  • Page 109 A Speaker Playback sounds come out from the speaker. For how to adjust the volume, see page 36. (VIEW IMAGES) button (35) C NIGHTSHOT switch (32) (HOME) button (13, 64) E Zoom buttons (31, 38) F START/STOP button (30) G LCD screen/touch panel (21) H RESET button Initializes all the settings, including the setting of the date and time.
  • Page 110 (optional) will take precedence when connected. B Flash (69) C Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (4) D Interface connector Connects your camcorder to the Handycam Station. E BATT (battery release) lever (17) F Tripod receptacle Attach the tripod (optional) to the tripod...
  • Page 111 Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 112: Indicators Displayed During Recording/playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images A HOME button (13) B Remaining battery (approx.) (17) C Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) D Recording quality (HD/SD) and recording mode (FH/HQ/SP/LP) (66) E Recording/playback media F Counter (hour/minute/second) G Approximate recording time remaining...
  • Page 113 Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Center Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning AUDIO MODE (67) Self-timer recording (84) Flash light (69), REDEYE REDUC (69) BLT-IN ZOOM MIC...
  • Page 114 Data code during recording The recording date and time is recorded automatically on the media. They are not displayed while recording. However, you can check them as [DATA CODE] during playback (p. 72).
  • Page 115: Glossary

    (image compression) of video (movie) and audio. There are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your camcorder records movies with SD (standard definition) image quality in MPEG2 format. x MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 The latest image coding format standardized...
  • Page 116: Index

    Index Numeric 1080i/576i...75 16:9...74 16:9 WIDE ...67 21-pin adaptor...44 4:3...67, 74 4:3 TV...42 576i...75 5.1ch surround recording...31 AC Adaptor ...16 Adjusting exposure for back light...33 AREA SET ...75 AUDIO MODE ...67 AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto Slow Shutter)...68, 92 AVCHD format ...11, 100, 115 A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off) ...76 A/V connecting cable...
  • Page 117 ...9 HDD INFO ...60 HDMI cable ...42 HDMI OUT jack...41 Help ...13 High altitudes...5 High Definition TV ...41 Holding the camcorder ...29 HOME MENU...12, 64 CLOCK/LANG ...75 GENERAL SET ...76 MOVIE SETTINGS ...66 OUTPUT SETTINGS ...74 PHOTO SETTINGS...70 SETTINGS category ...64 SOUND/DISP SET ...73...
  • Page 118 Remaining Battery ...17 Hard disk ...60 “Memory Stick PRO Duo” ...60 Remaining battery ...17 REMAINING SET (movie) ...68 Remote Commander...86, 111 REMOTE CTRL (Remote control)...76 REPAIR IMG.DB F..63 RESET...109 S VIDEO cable...43 S VIDEO jack...56 SCENE SELECTION...81, 91 SD movie files ...99 SD (standard definition) image quality...9 Self-diagnosis display...93...
  • Page 119 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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