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Enjoying Your
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Camcorder
Getting Started
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Recording/Playback 30
Editing
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Utilizing Recording Media
Customizing Your
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Using a Computer
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Troubleshooting
Additional Information
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Quick Reference
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  • Page 1

    Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)- free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in Japan Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide HDR-UX5/UX7 © 2007 Sony Corporation 2-319-777-11(1) Enjoying Your Camcorder Getting Started Recording/Playback 30 Editing...

  • Page 2

    WARNING To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instructions and adhere to them.

  • Page 4: Replacement Parts

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS (Continued) Lightning For added protection for this set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges.

  • Page 5: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. HDR- Serial No.

  • Page 6: Notes On Use

    – 8cm DVD+R DL Use the discs with marks listed below. See page 15 for details. For reliability and durability of recording/ playback, we recommend that you use Sony discs or discs with an VIDEO CAMERA) mark for your camcorder.

  • Page 7

    Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. Memory Stick Duo Adaptor Using the camcorder • Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts. Viewfinder LCD screen Battery • The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed.

  • Page 8

    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 9

    About the marks used in this manual • The operations available depend on the disc used. The following marks are used to indicate the type of disc you can use for a particular operation. • These marks indicate the discs that can be used when recording with HD (high definition) image quality.

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Step 3: Turning the power on and setting the date and time ... 24 Changing the language setting ... 25 Step 4: Adjusting your camcorder to suit you ... 26 Step 5: Inserting a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo” ... 27...

  • Page 11

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 91 Warning indicators and messages ... 100 Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad ...103 Precautions and maintenance ...105 About the Disc ... 105 About the AVCHD format ... 106 About the “Memory Stick” ... 107 About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...

  • Page 12: Subject Examples And Solutions

    Subject examples and solutions Checking your golf swing B SMTH SLW REC ... 38 Capturing still images during movie recording B Dual Rec ... 36 Flowers in close- B PORTRAIT... 83 B FOCUS ... 81 B TELE MACRO ... 81 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen...

  • Page 13: Enjoying Your Camcorder

    (p. 60). b Notes • Your camcorder is compatible with the “1440 × 1080/60i” standard of AVCHD format (p. 125). “AVCHD 1080i format” is abbreviated as “AVCHD” in this manual, except when it must be described in more detail.

  • Page 14

    Important notice regarding discs recorded in the AVCHD format • This camcorder captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format. DVD media containing AVCHD footage should not be used with DVD based players or recorders, as the DVD player/recorder may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning.

  • Page 15: Selecting The Right Disc

    You can use DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R DL discs of 8 cm in diameter with your camcorder. What you can do with the recorded images depends on the image recording quality, HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition), and the type of disc you selected.

  • Page 16: Recording Time

    • [DISC SELECT GUIDE] will help you select a right disc (p. 61). 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 a disc.

  • Page 17: Home" And " Option

    FORMAT* UNFINALIZE Page DISC INFO (SETTINGS) category To customize your camcorder (p. 65)*. * You can set these items during Easy Handycam operation (p. 30). On the items in the Page (SETTINGS) category you can use during Easy Handycam operation, see page 80.

  • Page 18

    Using the HOME MENU Slide the POWER switch to turn on your camcorder. (HOME) A or B. Press (HOME) B (HOME) A Touch the desired category. Example: (OTHERS) category Touch the desired item. Example: [EDIT] Perform the operation, following the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 19

    Touch the item you want to know the content. When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen. To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO]. To deactivate the HELP Touch (HELP) again in step 2. Using the OPTION MENU Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functions available at that moment.

  • Page 20: 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. 21) Power cord (1) (p. 21) Component video cable (1) (p.

  • Page 21: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camcorder. b Notes • Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug. POWER switch lamp To the wall outlet...

  • Page 22

    Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued) To remove the battery pack 1 Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). 2 Raise the viewfinder. 3 Press the BATT (battery release) button and remove the battery pack. b Notes • When you remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor, make sure that the (Still) lamp (p.

  • Page 23

    Info only). • 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, even when the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet. LCD panel...

  • Page 24: Step 3: Turning The Power On And Setting The Date And Time

    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 25: Changing The Language Setting

    LANG] t [CLOCK SET], and adjust 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, charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p.

  • Page 26: Step 4: Adjusting Your Camcorder To Suit You

    Tips • If you open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder, then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations.

  • Page 27: Step 5: Inserting A Disc Or A "memory Stick Duo

    Close the disc cover. [DISC ACCESS] appears on the LCD screen. It may take some time for the camcorder to recognize the disc, depending on the disc type and condition. Skip to step 7 when you use a DVD-R/ DVD+R DL.

  • Page 28: Image Quality

    • Be careful not to obstruct the operation with your hand or other objects, etc., when opening or closing the disc cover. Move the belt to the bottom of the camcorder, then open or close the disc cover. • If you catch the belt when closing the disc cover, it may cause your camcorder to malfunction.

  • Page 29: Memory Stick Duo

    • When the access lamp is lit or flashing, your camcorder is reading/writing data. Do not shake or knock your camcorder, turn the power off, eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” or remove the battery pack. Otherwise, image data may be damaged.

  • Page 30: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Easy Recording/Playback (Easy Handycam) With this Easy Handycam operation, most of the camera settings are automatically optimally adjusted, which frees you from detailed adjustments. The screen font size increases for easy viewing. Movies Slide the POWER switch G to light up the (Movie) lamp.

  • Page 31

    Playing back movies/still images Slide the POWER switch G to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES) I or D. Press The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to display the VISUAL INDEX screen.)

  • Page 32

    Easy Recording/Playback (Easy Handycam) (Continued) z Tips • When all movies from the selected one to the last one are played back, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen. • Touch during pause to play back movies slowly. • To adjust the sound volume, touch (SETTINGS) t [SOUND SETTINGS] t [VOLUME], then adjust the volume with...

  • Page 33: Recording The Images

    • If the ACCESS lamp (p. 27, 29) is on after recording is finished, it means that data is still being written onto the disc or “Memory Stick Duo.” Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the battery or AC Adaptor. Recording/Playback Continued ,...

  • Page 34

    Recording the images (Continued) Movies Movies are recorded on the disc. See page 16 for the recording time. Slide the POWER switch A in the direction of the arrow to light up the (Movie) lamp. Press START/STOP B or [STBY] t [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP again.

  • Page 35: Zooming

    • You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons below the LCD screen. • 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 36: Using The Flash

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

  • Page 37: 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 38: 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 5. b Notes • Sounds are not recorded during the about 3 second-movie shooting.

  • Page 39

    2 Rotate the camera control dial to adjust the focus. Item you can assign to the camera control dial One of following items: – [FOCUS] (p. 81) – [EXPOSURE] (p. 82) – [AE SHIFT] (p. 67) – [WB SHIFT] (p. 68) To assign a menu item to the camera control dial 1 Press and hold MANUAL for a few...

  • Page 40: Viewing The Images

    Closes in accordance with VIEW IMAGES). (HOME) E (VIEW IMAGES) C Slide the POWER switch A to turn on your camcorder. Press VIEW IMAGES) B or C. The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to display the VISUAL INDEX screen.)

  • Page 41: Still Images

    Start playback Movies Touch the tab and the movie to be played back. When all movies from the selected one to the last one are played back, the screen returns to the screen. VISUAL INDEX Return (to the VISUAL INDEX screen) Beginning of the scene/ previous scene Stop (go to the VISUAL...

  • Page 42: Using Pb Zoom

    Viewing the images (Continued) Using PB zoom You can magnify still images from about 1.1 to 5 times the original size. Magnification can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons below the LCD screen. 1 Play back the still images you want to magnify.

  • Page 43: Playing The Image On A Tv

    Jacks on your camcorder Open the jack cover and connect the cable. 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).

  • Page 44

    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 45

    • Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection. • Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder and HDMI OUT jack of the external device with the HDMI cable. This may cause a malfunction.

  • Page 46

    Playing the image on a TV (Continued) 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 47

    TV when playing back. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. z Tips • If you connect your camcorder to your TV using more than one type of cable to output images, the order of priority of the output signal is as...

  • Page 48: Editing

    Editing (OTHERS) category This category enables you to edit the images on a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo.” In addition, this category enables you to utilize your camcorder by connecting it to other devices. (OTHERS) category Item list DELETE You can delete the images on a disc or a “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 49

    • To delete all images recorded in the disc and restore the original capacity of the disc, format the disc (p. 62). z Tips • A movie recorded by your camcorder onto a disc is called an “original.” Deleting the still images in the “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 50: Dividing The Image

    • Even if the divided movie is included in the Playlist, the movie is not divided in the Playlist. • 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. and the actual dividing...

  • Page 51: Creating The Playlist

    [YES] t b Notes • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor from your camcorder while editing the Playlist. It may damage the disc. z Tips • You can add a maximum of 999 movies to the Playlist.

  • Page 52

    5 Touch b Notes • 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. z Tips • The original movies are not changed even if you divide the movie in the Playlist.

  • Page 53: Dubbing To Vcr Or Dvd/hdd Recorders

    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. Connect the device in either of the following ways. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.

  • Page 54: 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. 21). Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” containing still images into your camcorder, and turn on the printer.

  • Page 55

    (VIEW IMAGES) – To disconnect the USB cable from the printer. – To remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from your camcorder • If the printer stops working, disconnect the USB cable, turn the printer off and on again, and restart the operation from the beginning.

  • Page 56: Utilizing Recording Media

    You can enable discs to be played on other devices by finalizing them (p. 56). DISC SELECT GUIDE Your camcorder advises you of the right disc for your purpose (p. 61). FORMAT You can format and use the disc again (p.

  • Page 57

    Operation flow The following operations are for the discs recorded with HD (high definition) image quality. To play back a disc on another device for the first time (p. 58) To add recordings to a finalized disc (p. 64) Recordings cannot be added.

  • Page 58: Finalizing A Disc

    • Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during finalizing. • When you finalize a double-sided disc, you must finalize each side of the disc individually.

  • Page 59

    AC Adaptor during finalizing. When you need to disconnect the AC Adaptor, make sure that the power of your camcorder is set to off and disconnect the AC Adaptor after (Movie) or (Still) lamp goes off.

  • Page 60: Playing A Disc On Other Devices

    • You can also play the playlist back on other devices if the discs were recorded with HD (high definition) image quality (p. 51). Create the playlist on your camcorder in advance, then select Playing a disc on a computer...

  • Page 61: Finding The Right Disc - Disc Select Guide

    The volume label of the disc recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality The date when the disc was first used is recorded. <e.g.> When the disc was first used at 6:00 pm on January 1st 2007: 2007_01_01_06H00M_PM z Tips •...

  • Page 62: Deleting All Scenes On The Disc (formatting)

    DVD+RW or DVD-RW with HD (high definition) image quality, finalize the disc again (p. 56). Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on your camcorder, then connect the power cord to the wall outlet. Turn on your camcorder.

  • Page 63

    [4:3], for DVD+RW. b Notes • Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during formatting. • Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during formatting.

  • Page 64: Recording Additional Scenes After Finalizing

    (Movie) lamp. b Notes • Use the AC Adaptor as power source to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during the operation. • Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation.

  • Page 65: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Customizing Your Camcorder What you can do with the category of the HOME MENU 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 66: Settings) Category Of The Home Menu

    What you can do with the (Continued) Items STEADYSHOT AUTO SLW SHUTTR X.V.COLOR GUIDEFRAME ZEBRA REMAINING SUB-T DATE FLASH LEVEL REDEYE REDUC DIAL SETTING* PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 70) Items IMAGE SIZE* QUALITY FILE NO. AE SHIFT* WB SHIFT* NIGHTSHOT LIGHT STEADYSHOT * GUIDEFRAME ZEBRA...

  • Page 67: Movie Settings

    MOVIE SETTINGS (Items for recording movies) 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 65 (OPTION MENU) t page 79 The default settings are marked with B. REC MODE You can select a recording mode to record a movie with HD (high definition) image...

  • Page 68: Digital Zoom

    MOVIE SETTINGS (Continued) WB SHIFT (White Balance Shift) (HDR- UX7) Select [ON] to adjust the white balance to the desired setting using and the setting value appear when [WB SHIFT] is anything other than the default setting. z Tips • When the white balance is set to a lower value, images appear bluish, and when set to a higher value, images appear reddish.

  • Page 69

    B AUTO Displays the remaining disc indicator for about 8 seconds in situations such as those described below. – When your camcorder recognizes the remaining disc capacity with the POWER switch set to (Movie). – When you press DISP/BATT INFO to...

  • Page 70: (items For Recording Movies) Photo Settings

    MOVIE SETTINGS (Continued) FLASH LEVEL You can set this function when you shoot still images using 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 71

    Allows the maximum number of still images to be recorded. b Notes • [ IMAGE SIZE] can be set only during recording standby. Capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” (MB) and the number of recordable images When the POWER switch is HDR-UX5 4.0M 3.0M...

  • Page 72

    Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment. • The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid CMOS Sensor and image processing system (new Enhanced Imaging Processor) allows the still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

  • Page 73: (items For Recording Still Images)

    ZEBRA See page 69. FLASH LEVEL See page 70. REDEYE REDUC See page 70. DIAL SETTING (HDR- UX7) See page 70. VIEW IMAGES SET (Items to customize the display) Touch 1, then 2. If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

  • Page 74

    • 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 75: Sound/disp Set

    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 76: (items To Adjust The Sound And The Screen) Output Settings

    Select to view your images on a 4:3 standard TV. Wide (16:9) 4:3 images images b Notes • When you connect your camcorder to a TV compatible with the ID-1 system and play back a disc, set [TV TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV...

  • Page 77: (items For When Connecting Other Devices) Clock/ Lang

    Shows displays such as the time code on the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the viewfinder. COMPONENT Select [COMPONENT] when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack. 480i Select when connecting your camcorder to a TV with the component input jack.

  • Page 78: (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 79: Activating Functions Using The

    Various functions are displayed in the context of the operation. Using the OPTION MENU While using your camcorder, touch (OPTION) on the screen. (OPTION) Touch the desired item.

  • Page 80: Recording Items On The Option Menu

    Activating functions using the Recording items on the OPTION MENU See page 79 for setting operation. Items FOCUS SPOT FOCUS TELE MACRO EXPOSURE SPOT METER AE SHIFT (HDR-UX7) SCENE SELECTION WHITE BAL. WB SHIFT (HDR-UX7) COLOR SLOW SHTR SUPER NIGHTSHOT FADER D.EFFECT PICT.EFFECT...

  • Page 81: Details On The Option Menu Items

    [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 82

    Details on the OPTION MENU items (Continued) b Notes • When recording a distant subject, focusing may be difficult and can take some time. • Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 81) when it is hard to focus automatically. EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of a picture manually.

  • Page 83

    FIREWORKS* ( Fireworks are recorded in all their splendor. LANDSCAPE*( Shoots distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows that comes in between the camcorder and the subject. PORTRAIT ( Brings out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.

  • Page 84: Super Nightshot

    • If you set [WHITE BAL.], [SCENE SELECTION] is set to [AUTO]. z Tips • For better color balance adjustment, select [AUTO] and aim your camcorder at a nearby white object for about 10 seconds, if: – you changed the battery pack when [AUTO] was selected, –...

  • Page 85

    BLACK FADER D.EFFECT (Digital effect) If you select [OLD MOVIE], 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 or playback. B OFF Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting.

  • Page 86: Using A Computer

    Player for AVCHD You can view movies with HD (high definition) image quality recorded on a disc using your camcorder by inserting the disc into the DVD drive of your computer. b Notes • Even in a computer environment where the operations are guaranteed, some frames may be dropped from movies.

  • Page 87

    Memory Stick slot on your computer to copy still images to the computer. • When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and your computer is not compatible with it, connect your camcorder with the USB cable instead of using the Memory Stick slot on the computer.

  • Page 88: Installing The "first Step Guide" And Software

    Tips • See page 90 when you use a Macintosh computer. Installing the “First Step Guide” Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer. Turn on the computer. b Notes • Log on as Administrators for installation.

  • Page 89

    • See “First Step Guide” on disconnecting the USB cable. After you install the software, a shortcut icon for the customers registration website is created on the desktop. • Once you register on the website, you can get secure and useful customer support. http://www.sony.net/registration/di/...

  • Page 90: Viewing "first Step Guide

    Tips • You can also start by selecting [Start], [Programs] ([All Programs] for Windows XP), [Sony Picture Utility], [First Step Guide], your camcorder model name, then “First Step Guide” in HTML. • To view “First Step Guide” in HTML without...

  • Page 91: 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/ Remote Commander...p. 91 • Batteries/Power sources ...p. 92 •...

  • Page 92

    A motor sound is heard in the camcorder when the disc cover is closed without a disc. • Your camcorder is trying to recognize the disc. This is not a malfunction. Your camcorder gets warm. • This is because the power has been turned on for a long time.

  • Page 93

    • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 21). 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 94

    • The playback screen is displayed. Set your camcorder to recording standby (p. 34). • Your camcorder is recording the scene you have just shot on the disc. • The disc has run out of space. Use a new disc or format the disc (DVD-RW/ DVD+RW only, p.

  • Page 95

    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 96

    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 a disc on your camcorder You cannot play back a disc.

  • Page 97

    Editing movies on the disc Unable to edit. • You cannot edit the disc on your camcorder (p. 15). • There are no images recorded on the disc. • You cannot edit because of the condition of the image.

  • Page 98: Viewing Images On A Tv

    • The A/V connecting cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of another device for dubbing a image from your camcorder (p. 53).

  • Page 99

    • Install Picture Motion Browser (p. 88). • Disconnect the USB device other than the keyboard, the mouse, and the camcorder from the computer. • Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, then connect them again correctly.

  • Page 100: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Some symptoms you can fix 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...

  • Page 101

    (High temperature warning) Slow flashing • The temperature of your camcorder is getting higher. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place. Fast flashing • The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

  • Page 102: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Cannot save still picture. • When using the Dual Rec function, do not remove the still image recording media from the camcorder until disc recording is finished and still image recording is complete (p. 36). x PictBridge compliant printer Not connected to PictBridge compatible printer.

  • Page 103: 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 104: World Time Difference

    Using your camcorder abroad (Continued) 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. Set SET]/[SUMMERTIME] on the HOME MENU (p. 24). World time difference...

  • Page 105: Precautions And Maintenance

    Otherwise you may not be able to record or play normally in some situations using that disc. • When you set the disc in your camcorder, press firmly until it clicks. When the message [C:13:ss] appears on the LCD screen, open the disc cover and set the disc again.

  • Page 106: About The Avchd Format

    DVD+R DL discs • DVDs recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camcorder. 8 cm DVD-RAM discs cannot be recorded or played on your camcorder. In addition to HD (high definition) image quality, your camcorder is capable of recording an SD (standard definition) signal in the conventional DVD format.

  • Page 107: About The "memory Stick

    – following cases: • If you eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” turn the power off on your camcorder, or remove the battery pack for replacement while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on –...

  • Page 108: 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 109: About The X.v.color

    About the 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 110: Moisture Condensation

    • 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 111

    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 112: Specifications

    • To prevent mold, periodically clean the lens as described above. It is recommended that you operate your camcorder about once a month to keep it in optimum state for a long time. On charging the pre-installed...

  • Page 113

    Industries Association). Files in this format can have additional information such as your camcorder’s setting information at the time of recording. The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid CMOS Sensor and image processing system (new Enhanced Imaging Processor) allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.

  • Page 114

    Specifications (Continued) The focal length figures are actual figures resulting from wide angle pixel readout. • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Input/Output connectors Audio/Video output 10-pin connector Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms) Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms) Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω...

  • Page 115

    Mass (approx.) HDR-UX5: 530 g (1 lb 2 oz) main unit only 610 g (1 lb 5 oz) including the NP- FH60 rechargeable battery pack and a disc HDR-UX7: 590 g (1 lb 4 oz) main unit only 690 g (1 lb 8 oz) including the NP- FH70 rechargeable battery pack and a disc Supplied accessories...

  • Page 116

    • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R DL logo are trademarks. • “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 117

    Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. When downloading the source code, select HDR-UX1/ HDR-SR1 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.

  • Page 118: Quick Reference

    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 119

    HDR-UX5 (VIEW IMAGES) button (40) B DISP/BATT INFO button (22) C EASY button (30) D RESET button Initializes all the settings, including the setting of the date and time. E LCD screen/touch panel (17, 26) F START/STOP button (34) G Zoom buttons (35, 42) (HOME) button (18, 65) I MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack (HDR- UX7)

  • Page 120

    Attach the tripod (optional: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw. M Remote sensor Point the Remote Commander (p. 121) towards the remote sensor to operate your camcorder.

  • Page 121

    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 122: Indicators Displayed During Recording/playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies A Recording format (HD/SD) (13) and recording mode (HQ+/HQ/SP/LP) (67) B HOME button (18) C Remaining battery (approx.) (22) D Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) E Counter (hour/minute/second) F Disc type (15) Recording mode (VIDEO/VR) appears for DVD-RW discs recorded in the SD (standard definition) image quality only.

  • Page 123

    O Previous/Next button (41) P Playback folder Q VISUAL INDEX button (40) Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning 5.1ch surround recording/ playback (35)

  • Page 124

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued) Bottom Indicator Meaning Picture effect (85) Digital effect (85) Manual focus (81) SCENE SELECTION (82) Backlight (37) White balance (83) SteadyShot off (68) SPOT METER (82)/ EXPOSURE (82) AE SHIFT (67) (HDR- UX7) WB SHIFT (68) (HDR- UX7) Tele macro (81) Zebra (69)

  • Page 125: 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 126: Index

    Index Numeric 12IMAGES...74 16:9...76 16:9 WIDE ...68 4:3...68, 76 4:3 TV...45 5.1ch surround recording...35 5.1-channel surround sound ...35 6IMAGES...74 8 cm disc...15 AC Adaptor ...21 AE SHIFT...67, 99 AREA SET ...77 AUTO SLW SHUTTR (Auto Slow Shutter)...68, 99 AVCHD format ...13, 106 A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off) ...78 A/V connecting cable ...44, 53...

  • Page 127

    PHOTO SETTINGS...70 SOUND/DISP SET ...75 VIEW IMAGES SET ...73 HQ ...67 HQ+ ...67 Image quality ...72 IMAGE SIZE...70 Indicators ...123 INDOOR...83 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack...108 Install ...88 Insulation sheet ...121 JPEG ...107 LANDSCAPE...83 LANGUAGE SET ...77 LAST SCENE DEL (Last Scene Delete) ...49 LCD backlight ...26 LCD BL LEVEL (LCD back light level)...75, 96...

  • Page 128

    Index (Continued) Specifications ...112 SPOT FOCUS ...81, 99 SPOT METER (Flexible spot meter)...82, 99 SPOTLIGHT ...83 STANDARD ...72 STEADYSHOT...68, 95, 99 Still image...34, 40 SUB-T DATE...69 SUMMERTIME...77 SUNRISE&SUNSET ...82 SUPER NIGHTSHOT ...84, 96, 99 System requirements ...86, 90 TELE MACRO...81, 99 Tripod ...120 TV color system ...103 TV CONNECT Guide ...43...

  • Page 130: Spanish Quick Guide/guía Rápida En Español

    Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español Paso 1: Comprobación de los componentes suministrados Asegúrese de que dispone de los siguientes componentes suministrados con la videocámara. El número entre paréntesis indica el número de componentes suministrados de cada artículo. Adaptador de alimentación de ca (1) Cable de alimentación (1) Cable de video por componentes (1) Cable de conexión de A/V (1)

  • Page 131

    Paso 2: Carga de la batería Batería Clavija de cc Cubierta de la toma Puede cargar la batería “InfoLITHIUM” (serie H) tras instalarla en la videocámara. b Notas • Sólo es posible utilizar una batería “InfoLITHIUM” de la serie H con la videocámara.

  • Page 132

    Paso 2: Carga de la batería (Continuación) b Notas • Desconecte el adaptador de alimentación de ca de la toma de entrada de cc mientras sujeta la videocámara y la clavija de cc Para extraer la batería 1 Deslice el interruptor POWER hasta la posición OFF (CHG).

  • Page 133

    HDR-UX5 Tiempo de Batería grabación continua Calidad de imagen NP-FH50 NP-FH60 (suministrada) NP-FH70 NP-FH100 HDR-UX7 Tiempo de Batería grabación continua Calidad de imagen NP-FH50 NP-FH70 (suministrada) NP-FH100 * El tiempo de grabación normal indica el tiempo de grabación al repetir las operaciones de inicio/ parada, conexión/desconexión de la alimentación y utilización del zoom.

  • Page 134

    Paso 2: Carga de la batería (Continuación) • El indicador CHG (carga) parpadeará durante la carga o la Battery Info no se mostrará correctamente en las siguientes situaciones. – La batería no está conectada correctamente. – La batería está dañada. –...

  • Page 135: Cambio Del Ajuste De Idioma

    Seleccione la zona geográfica que desee mediante v/V y, a continuación, toque [SIGUIENTE]. Ajuste [HORA VERANO] y, a continuación, toque [SIGUIENTE]. Ajuste [A] (año) mediante v/V. Seleccione [M] con b/B y, a continuación, ajuste el mes mediante v/V. Ajuste [D] (día), las hora y los minuto del mismo modo y, a continuación, toque [SIGUIENTE].

  • Page 136

    Paso 4: Ajuste de la videocámara según sus necesidades Panel de cristal líquido Abra el panel de cristal líquido 90 grados respecto a la videocámara (1) y, a continuación, gírelo en el ángulo que le resulte más adecuado para grabar o reproducir (2).

  • Page 137

    Paso 5: Inserción de un disco o un “Memory Stick Duo” Disco Se necesita un disco DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R o DVD+R DL de 8 cm nuevo para realizar la grabación. b Notas • Elimine de antemano el polvo o las huellas dactilares del disco con un paño suave.

  • Page 138

    Paso 5: Inserción de un disco o un “Memory Stick Duo” (Continuación) b Notas • No puede utilizar [Utilizar la GUÍA SELECT.DISCO.] durante el funcionamiento en modo Easy Handycam. Siga las instrucciones en pantalla para formatear el disco. Toque [Graba imágenes HD (alta definición).].

  • Page 139

    • Es posible que se tarde algún tiempo en expulsar el disco según las condiciones de éste y los materiales grabados. • Es posible que la operación de expulsión de un disco tarde hasta 10 minuto si éste está dañado o sucio de huellas dactilares, etc.

  • Page 140

    Grabación de las imágenes START/STOP C Interruptor POWER A Si el interruptor POWER está ajustado en OFF (CHG), deslícelo mientras mantiene presionado el botón verde. Indicador (película) Indicador (fijas) Ajuste de la correa de sujeción Ajuste la correa de sujeción siguiendo los pasos indicados a continuación y sujete la videocámara correctamente.

  • Page 141

    Películas Las películas se graban en el disco. Deslice el interruptor POWER A en la dirección de la flecha hasta que se encienda el indicador (película). Presione START/STOP B [ESPERA] t [GRAB.] Para detener la grabación, presione START/STOP nuevamente. Imágenes fijas Las imágenes fijas se graban en el “Memory Stick Duo”.

  • Page 142

    Visualización de las imágenes Tapa del objetivo Se cierra de acuerdo con el ajuste VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES). (HOME) E (VISUALIZAR IMÁGENES) C Deslice el interruptor POWER Presione La pantalla VISUAL INDEX aparece en la pantalla de cristal líquido. (Es posible que el sistema tarde un tiempo en mostrar la pantalla VISUAL INDEX.) Permite volver a la pantalla de grabación.

  • Page 143

    Inicie la reproducción Películas Toque la ficha y la película que desea reproducir. Cuando se hayan reproducido todas las películas desde la seleccionada hasta la última, volverá a aparecer la pantalla VISUAL INDEX Alterna el modo de reproducción y de pausa cada vez que se toca. Volver (a la pantalla VISUAL INDEX) Principio de la escena/...

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