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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Handycam Handbook
HDR-CX7/CX7K
© 2007 Sony Corporation
3-214-656-11(1)
Enjoying Your
Camcorder
Getting Started
Recording/Playback 24
Utilizing Recording Media
Customizing Your
Camcorder
Troubleshooting
Additional
Information
Reference
8
15
46
Editing
54
57
77
87
Quick
98

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  • Page 1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Handycam Handbook HDR-CX7/CX7K © 2007 Sony Corporation 3-214-656-11(1) Enjoying Your Camcorder Getting Started Recording/Playback 24 Editing Utilizing Recording Media Customizing Your Camcorder Troubleshooting Additional Information Quick Reference...
  • Page 2: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

    Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo adaptor. Memory Stick Duo adaptor (“Memory Stick Using the camcorder (“Memory Stick • Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts. LCD screen • The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. See “About handling of your camcorder”...
  • 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 an NTSC 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: Table Of Contents

    Step 3: Turning the power on and setting the date and time ... 20 Changing the language setting ... 21 Step 4: Adjusting the camcorder to suit you ... 21 Step 5: Inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” ... 22...
  • Page 6 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 77 Warning indicators and messages ... 84 Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad ... 87 Files/folder structure on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” ... 89 Maintenance and precautions ... 90 About the AVCHD format ... 90 About the “Memory Stick” ... 90 About the “InfoLITHIUM”...
  • Page 7: 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 ...31 Flowers in close- B PORTRAIT ...74 B FOCUS ...72 B TELE MACRO...72 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen B FOCUS ...72 B SPOT FOCUS ...72...
  • Page 8: Enjoying Your Camcorder

    Operation flow B Get ready (p. 15). • On the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” you can use with your camcorder, see page 11. B Record using your camcorder (p. 28). • You can record movies and still images on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
  • Page 9 • Some AVCHD format devices may not be able to play the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” z Tips • You can consult the [TV CONNECT Guide] (p. 39) displayed on the screen on connecting your TV and camcorder. B Save recorded images (p. 45). Saving images on a disc using a computer Importing images to a computer Dubbing images on VCR or DVD/HDD recorders (p.
  • Page 10 B Delete images. If the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is full, you cannot record new images. Delete image data that has been saved on a computer or a disc from the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” If you delete images that have been saved elsewhere, you can record new images on newly freed up space of the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
  • Page 11 9,999 scenes with SD (standard definition) image quality. 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 “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
  • Page 12: Home" And " Option" - Taking Advantage Of Two Types Of Menus

    Displays a description of the item (p. 13) Category Page Item REPAIR IMG.DB F. To customize your camcorder (p. 57). Page * You can also set these items during Easy Handycam operation (p. 24). For the items available in the page 58.
  • Page 13 Using the HOME MENU While pressing the green button in the center, slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on the power. Press (HOME) A (or B). (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 (1) (p. 16) Handycam Station (1) (p.
  • Page 16: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    (H series) (p. 92) 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 Notes • Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug. To remove the battery pack Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery release) lever and remove the battery pack.
  • Page 18 • The power will not be supplied from the battery as long as the AC Adaptor is connected to the DC IN jack of your camcorder or the Handycam Station, even when the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.
  • Page 19 Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction. • Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power (house current) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor.
  • Page 20: Step 3: Turning The Power On And Setting The Date And Time

    [CLOCK/ SET], and set the date and time. 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,...
  • Page 21: Changing The Language Setting

    (p. 95). • 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.
  • Page 22: Step 5: Inserting A "memory Stick Pro Duo

    Step 5: Inserting a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” See page 11 on the “Memory Stick” you can use with your camcorder. z Tips • See following pages on the recordable time of movies and recordable number of still images. – Movies (p. 10) –...
  • Page 23 PRO Duo” in once. b Notes • When the access lamp is lit or flashing, your camcorder is reading/writing data. To prevent image data from being damaged, do not: – eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” – remove the battery pack or AC Adaptor –...
  • Page 24: 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 screen font size larger for easy viewing. Recording movies Slide the POWER switch I in the direction of the arrow until the...
  • Page 25: Playing Back Recorded Movies/still Images

    Playing back recorded movies/still images Slide the POWER switch I to turn on your camcorder. Press (VIEW IMAGES) B (or G). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen (It may take some time to display the thumbnails). Appears with the image on each of the tab that was lastly played back/...
  • Page 26 Start playback. Movies: Touch the Return (to the VISUAL INDEX screen) Beginning of the movie/previous movie Stop (go to the VISUAL INDEX screen) * The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 65). z Tips • When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen.
  • Page 27 To cancel Easy Handycam operation Press EASY A again. disappears from the LCD screen. Menu settings during Easy Handycam operation (HOME) E (or D) to display Press the menu items available for setup changes (p. 12, 57). b Notes • Most of the menu items automatically return to the default settings.
  • Page 28: Recording

    • A “Memory Stick PRO Duo” of up to 8 GB has been confirmed to operate correctly with this camcorder. • See the following URL on the “Memory Stick” you can use on your camcorder. http://www.sony.net/memorystick/ supporte/ Lens cover Opens automatically when the power is switched on.
  • Page 29: Recording Movies

    Recording movies For the recordable time, see page 10. Slide the POWER switch C in the direction of the arrow to light up (Movie) lamp. Press START/STOP B (or F). [STBY] t [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP B (or F) again. z Tips •...
  • Page 30: Zooming

    5.1ch surround sound. • You can create a disc, which contains the movies recorded on your camcorder, on a computer using the supplied software. If you play the disc on a 5.1ch surround system, you can enjoy realistic sound.
  • Page 31: Using The Flash

    • When attaching a conversion lens (optional) or a filter (optional) to your camcorder, the flash does not emit light. z Tips • You can change the brightness of the flash by setting [FLASH LEVEL] (p.
  • Page 32: Recording In Dark Places (nightshot)

    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 33: Recording The Fast Action In Slow-motion (smth Slw Rec)

    • [RECORD SOUND] Select [ON] ( such as conversation on the slow motion pictures (The default setting is [OFF]). Your camcorder records sounds for about 12 seconds while [Recording···] is displayed in step 3. b Notes • Sounds cannot be recorded while shooting a 3 second-movie (approx.).
  • Page 34: Playback

    Closes when the INDEX screen appears. (HOME) B (HOME) A (VIEW IMAGES) C Slide the POWER switch F to turn on your camcorder. Display the desired INDEX screen. Playing back images from VISUAL INDEX Press (VIEW IMAGES) G (or C).
  • Page 35 appears for movies with SD (standard definition) image quality. To play back movies of another image quality, touch (OPTION) t the INDEX screen. z Tips • The number of the images on the VISUAL INDEX screen can be changed 6 y 12 by moving the power zoom lever E.
  • Page 36: Still Images

    Start playing back. Movies Touch the Return (to the INDEX screen) Beginning of the scene/ previous scene Stop (go to the INDEX screen) z Tips • When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the INDEX screen. •...
  • Page 37: Playing Back From A Face Image (face Index)

    The detected face images are displayed on the INDEX screen. You can play back the movie from the selected face image. 1 Turn on your camcorder. 2 Touch (HOME) A (or B) t (VIEW IMAGES) t [ Returns to the recording screen...
  • Page 38: Playing Back A Series Of Still Images (slide Show)

    1 Slide the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press IMAGES). The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. 2 Touch the 3 Touch [DATE]. The recording dates of movies are displayed on the screen. Return to the VISUAL INDEX screen...
  • Page 39: Playing The Image On A Tv

    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 Selecting the most advantageous connection - [TV CONNECT Guide] Your camcorder will advise you of the most advantageous way of connecting your TV. Turn on your camcorder, and press (HOME). Touch (OTHERS). Touch [TV CONNECT Guide]. If the item is not on the screen, touch v/ V to change the page.
  • 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 video cable (supplied) A/V connecting cable (supplied) •...
  • Page 42 HDMI OUT • Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo. • Use an HDMI cable with an HDMI mini connector on one end (to be connected to the camcorder), and a connector suitable for connecting your TV. • Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.
  • Page 43 Type Camcorder Component video cable (supplied) A/V connecting cable (supplied) • An A/V connecting cable is also needed to output audio signals. Connect the white and red plugs of the A/ V connecting cable to the audio input jack of your TV.
  • Page 44 • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio. If you connect your camcorder to a Sony TV having a Video-A mode, an optimum image quality will be selected automatically. Refer to the...
  • Page 45: Saving Images

    You can save images recorded on the camcorder directly to a disc with ease. 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.
  • Page 46: Editing

    • You cannot restore images once they are deleted. • Important data should be saved on external media (p. 45). • Do not try to delete the files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” in your camcorder using a computer. Touch (HOME) t (OTHERS) t [DELETE].
  • Page 47 • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor, or eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from your camcorder while deleting the images. It may damage the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” • If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist (p.
  • Page 48: Dividing A Movie

    • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor, or eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from your camcorder while dividing the movie. It may damage the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” • If the divided original movie is included in the Playlist, the movie in the Playlist will also be divided.
  • Page 49: Creating The Playlist

    • Images with HD (high definition) image quality and SD (standard definition) image quality are added to an individual Playlist. z Tips • The images recorded by this camcorder and stored onto the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” are called “original.” Touch (HOME) t (OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
  • Page 50: Playing The Playlist

    Playing the Playlist Touch (HOME) t IMAGES) t [PLAYLIST]. The Playlist screen appears. Touch the image from which you want to playback. The Playlist is played back from the selected image to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen. z Tips •...
  • Page 51: Dubbing To Vcr Or Dvd/hdd Recorders

    Editing Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. This is a convenient way of distributing dubbed discs. Connect the device in either of the following ways.
  • Page 52: Printing Recorded 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 (p. 16). Turn on the printer. Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 53 – Operate the POWER switch. – Press (VIEW IMAGES). – Remove your camcorder from the Handycam Station. – Disconnect the USB cable from the Handycam Station or the printer. • If the printer stops working, disconnect the USB cable, turn the printer off and on again, and restart the operation from the beginning.
  • Page 54: Utilizing Recording Media

    Duo” You can delete all the images on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” to recover recordable free space. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet 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 55: Checking The "memory Stick Pro Duo" Information

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” information You can display the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” information, and check the free space on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Turn on your camcorder. (HOME) t Touch (MANAGE MEMORY STICK) t INFO]. To turn off the display...
  • Page 56: Repairing The Image Database File

    The [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] screen appears. Do you want to check the Image Database File? REPAIR IMG.DB F. Touch [YES]. Your camcorder will check the management file. If no inconsistency was found, touch to finish the operation. Touch [YES]. When [Completed.] appears,...
  • Page 57: 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 58: List Of The (settings) Category

    List of the (SETTINGS) category items MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 59) Items REC SET* REC MODE REC MODE NIGHTSHOT LIGHT WIDE SELECT DIGITAL ZOOM STEADYSHOT AUTO SLW SHUTTR X.V.COLOR GUIDEFRAME ZEBRA REMAINING FLASH LEVEL REDEYE REDUC INDEX SET* PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 63) Items IMAGE SIZE* QUALITY...
  • Page 59: Movie Settings

    GENERAL SET (p. 69) Items DEMO MODE REC LAMP CALIBRATION A.SHUT OFF REMOTE CTRL You can set these items also during Easy Handycam operation (p. 24). The menu name is changed to [SOUND SETTINGS] during Easy Handycam operation. MOVIE SETTINGS (Items for recording movies) Page Touch 1, then 2.
  • Page 60: Digital Zoom

    HD LP Increases the recording time (Long Play) (AVC HD 5M (LP)). b Notes • If you record in the LP mode, details in scenes with quick movements may appear rough when you play back the movie. z Tips • See page 10 for the expected recording time of each recording mode.
  • Page 61: Auto Slw Shuttr

    B AUTO Displays the remaining recording time of movies for about 8 seconds in situations such as those described below. – When your camcorder recognizes the remaining “Memory Stick PRO Duo” capacity with the POWER switch set to (Movie). – When you press DISP/BATT INFO to...
  • Page 62 : When the first face is detected. : The icon flashes when a face is detected. : Faces cannot be detected.* * Your camcorder can detect up to about 100 faces for each scene. To play back scenes using Face Index, see page 37.
  • Page 63: Photo Settings

    PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording still images) Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page. How to set (HOME MENU) t page 57 (OPTION MENU) t page 70 The default settings are marked with B. IMAGE SIZE B 6.1M ( 6.1M...
  • Page 64: File No

    The number of still images and the length of time for movies may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the recording mediums. • The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid CMOS sensor and image processing system (new Enhanced Imaging Processor) allows for still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.
  • Page 65: View Images Set

    • 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 66: Sound/disp Set

    You can select the number of thumbnails that appear on the VISUAL INDEX screen. B ZOOM LINK Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12) with the power zoom lever on your camcorder.* 6IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 6 images. 12IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 12 images.
  • Page 67: Output Settings

    B NORMAL Standard brightness. BRIGHT Brightens the LCD screen. b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to outside power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. • When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is slightly reduced during recording.
  • Page 68: (items For When Connecting Other Devices) Clock/ Lang

    • When you connect your camcorder to a TV compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system and play back a disc, set [TV TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV automatically switches the aspect ratio according to the playback picture. Refer also to the manual supplied with your TV.
  • Page 69: (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, [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to [NEVER]. REMOTE CTRL (Remote control) The default setting is [ON], allowing you to use the supplied Remote Commander (p.
  • Page 70: 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 71: Recording Items On The Option Menu

    Recording items on the OPTION MENU Items FOCUS – SPOT FOCUS – TELE MACRO – EXPOSURE – SPOT METER – SCENE SELECTION – WHITE BAL. – COLOR SLOW SHTR – SUPER NIGHTSHOT – FADER – D.EFFECT – PICT.EFFECT – REC SET REC MODE REC MODE MICREF LEVEL...
  • Page 72: 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 73: Spot Meter

    Select to reproduce the atmosphere of scenes such as sunsets or sunrises. FIREWORKS* ( Select to take spectacular shots of fireworks. LANDSCAPE*( Select to shoot distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in...
  • Page 74 PORTRAIT (Soft portrait) ( Select to bring out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background. SPOTLIGHT**( Select to prevent people’s faces from appearing excessively white when subjects are lit by strong light.
  • Page 75 • If you have changed the battery pack while [AUTO] was selected, or bring your camcorder outdoors from inside the house, or vice versa, select [AUTO] and aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment.
  • Page 76 PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect) You can add special effects to an image during recording or playback. B OFF Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting. SEPIA Images appear in sepia. B&W (Black and white) Images appear in black and white. PASTEL Images appear as a pale pastel drawing. MICREF LEVEL (Mic reference level) You can select the microphone level for...
  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    If you run into any problems using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer. • Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/Remote Commander ...77 • Batteries/Power sources ...78 •...
  • Page 78 • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 16). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
  • Page 79: Lcd Screen

    • The playback screen is displayed. Set the POWER switch to (Movie) or (Still) (p. 29). • Your camcorder is recording the image you have just shot on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” You cannot make new recording during this period.
  • Page 80 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 81 You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL]. • You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when: – The LCD panel is closed on your camcorder with the LCD screen facing out. – The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor. Playing back images on your camcorder Images cannot be played back.
  • Page 82 AVCHD-format. • For details on the AVCHD-format- compliant devices, see “Read This First” (the separate paper volume), or the following URL. http://www.sony.net/ Dubbing/Connecting to other devices You cannot dub correctly. • You cannot dub images using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 83 Because of following Cannot use settings [SCENE NightShot, [SUPER SELECTION] NIGHTSHOT], [COLOR SLOW SHTR], [OLD MOVIE], [TELE MACRO], [FADER] [SPOT METER] NightShot, [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] [EXPOSURE] NightShot, [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] [WHITE BAL.] NightShot, [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] [ONE PUSH] in [SMTH SLW REC] [WHITE BAL.] [SPOT FOCUS] [SCENE SELECTION] [SUPER...
  • Page 84: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. You can fix some symptoms by yourself. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) ss:ss (Self-diagnosis display) C:04:ss •...
  • Page 85 • Use the recommended “Memory Stick” (p. 11). This Memory Stick may not be able to record or play images correctly. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Do not eject the Memory Stick during writing. Data may be damaged.
  • Page 86: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Image Database File? • The Image Database File is damaged. Touch [YES] to repair. Recovering data • Your camcorder tries to recover data automatically if the data writing was not performed properly. Cannot recover data. • Because data writing onto the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 87: 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. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].
  • Page 88: 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 [DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME] (p. 68). World time difference Time-zone Area setting differences...
  • Page 89: Files/folder Structure On The "memory Stick Pro Duo

    Stick PRO Duo” in the camcorder from a computer. The image files may be destroyed or may not be played back. • We (Sony) will not be responsible for the results of operating the data on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” in the camcorder from a computer.
  • Page 90: Maintenance And Precautions

    “Memory Stick,” with your camcorder. However, we do not guarantee the operation of all types of “Memory Stick Duo” on your camcorder. (See the list below for more details.) Types of “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 91 (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 access lamp is lit or flashing).
  • Page 92: 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- TRV900 or DSC-D700/D770) that do not conform to the universal standard. (These models are not sold in some regions.)
  • Page 93: 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 94 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 95 On handling the casing • If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth. • Avoid the following to avoid damage to the finish: –...
  • Page 96 Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. • Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 97 URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select HDR-SR7 as the model for your camcorder. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 98: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. A Power zoom lever (30, 37) B PHOTO button (29) C POWER switch (20) D START/STOP button (29) E Battery pack (16) F Internal microphone (30) An Active Interface Shoe compatible microphone (optional) will take precedence when connected.
  • Page 99 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 100 A DISP/BATT INFO button (17, 21) B BACK LIGHT button (32) C RESET button Initializes all the settings, including the setting of the date and time. D LCD screen/touch panel (21) (HOME) button (13, 57) F Zoom buttons (30, 37) G START/STOP button (29) H Memory Stick Duo slot (22) I Access lamp (22)
  • Page 101 PRO Duo” space or battery power is low. D Remote sensor/Infrared port Point the Remote Commander (p. 102) towards the remote sensor to operate your camcorder. Handycam Station A DISC BURN button (45) B Interface connector C (USB) jack (52)
  • Page 102 Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. INDEX]/Playlist Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 103: Indicators Displayed During Recording/ Playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images A Recording quality (HD/SD) (59) and recording mode (XP/HQ/SP/LP) (59) B HOME button (13) C Remaining battery (approx.) (17) D Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) E Counter (hour/minute/second) F OPTION button (14) G Dual Rec (31)
  • Page 104 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 5.1ch surround recording/ playback (30) Self-timer recording (76) Flash light (31)/ REDEYE REDUC (62) MICREF LEVEL low...
  • Page 105: 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 106: Index

    HD REC MODE... 59 HD (high definition) image quality... 8 HDMI cable... 42 Help ...13 High Definition TV ... 41 Holding the camcorder ...28 HOME MENU ...12, 57 CLOCK/LANG...68 GENERAL SET... 69 MOVIE SETTINGS... 59 OUTPUT SETTINGS... 67 PHOTO SETTINGS ... 63 SETTINGS category ...
  • Page 107 IMAGE SIZE...63 Index screen display button ...103 INDEX SET...62, 65 Indicators ...104 INDOOR...74 INFO (“Memory Stick PRO Duo” ) ...55 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...92 INTERVAL SET ...66 JPEG ...89, 105 LANDSCAPE...73 LANGUAGE SET ...68 LCD BL LEVEL (LCD back light level)...67 LCD BRIGHT ...66 LCD COLOR...67 LCD panel...21...
  • Page 108 SP...59, 60 SPOT FOCUS ...72, 83 SPOT METER (Flexible spot meter)...73, 83 SPOTLIGHT ...74 STANDARD ...63 STEADYSHOT...61, 80 Still image IMAGE SIZE ...63 QUALITY ...63 Shooting ...29 Still image files ...89 SUMMERTIME...68 SUNRISE&SUNSET ...73 SUPER NIGHTSHOT...75, 83 TELE MACRO...72, 83 Telephoto...30 Thumbnail ...105 Tripod ...98...
  • Page 109 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

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