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Customer Support Website.
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Printed in Japan
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
HDR-HC5/HC7
US
© 2007 Sony Corporation
2-319-806-11(1)
Enjoying pictures with
11
high definition quality
13
Getting Started
Recording/
22
Playback
Using the Menu
40
Dubbing/Editing
65
Using a Computer
74
Troubleshooting
79
Additional Information
91
105
Quick Reference
Spanish Quick Guide/
116
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  • Page 1 Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ Printed in Japan Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide HDR-HC5/HC7 © 2007 Sony Corporation 2-319-806-11(1) Enjoying pictures with high definition quality Getting Started Recording/ Playback Using the Menu...
  • Page 2 WARNING To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. For Customers in the U.S.A. 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 First

    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-HC Serial No.
  • Page 6: Notes On Use

    See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains perchlorate. Notes on use Your camcorder is supplied with two kinds of manuals – “Operating Guide” (This manual) – “First Step Guide” for using your camcorder while connected to a computer (stored on the supplied CD-ROM)
  • Page 7 Memory Stick Duo Adaptor Using the camcorder • Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts. Viewfinder • The camcorder is not dustproof, dripproof or waterproof. See “On using your camcorder” (p. 97). • Before connecting your camcorder to another device with an HDMI cable, component video cable, USB or i.LINK...
  • Page 8 • The illustrations used on this manual are based on the model HDR-HC7. The model name is indicated on the bottom of your camcorder. • Design and specifications of recording media and other accessories are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Recording high quality still images during tape recording (Dual Rec) ... 26 Controlling the image settings manually with the CAM CTRL dial (HDR-HC7) ... 27 Using the flash ... 27 Recording in dark places (NightShot) ... 28 Adjusting the exposure for backlit subjects ...
  • Page 10 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 79 Warning indicators and messages ... 88 Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad ... 91 Maintenance and precautions ... 92 Usable cassette tapes ... 92 About the “Memory Stick” ... 93 About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ... 95 About i.LINK ...
  • Page 11: Enjoying Pictures With High Definition Quality

    • The down convert function converts HDV format video to DV for playback or editing when your camcorder is connected to a TV or VCR that is not HDV1080i compliant. The resulting image is displayed in SD (standard definition).
  • Page 12: Viewing Video Recorded In The Hdv Format

    • For details on HDV1080i compliant TVs, see page 35. Viewing on a 16:9 (wide)/4:3 TV (p. 37) Your camcorder can down convert video recorded in the HDV format to SD (standard definition) image quality for playback on a conventional TV.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. AC Adaptor (1) (p. 14) Power cord (1) (p. 14) Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p.
  • Page 14: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    (H series) (p. 95) after attaching it to your camcorder. b Notes • You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the H series to your camcorder. Attach the battery pack to your camcorder. Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
  • Page 15 To remove the battery pack Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery release) lever and remove the battery pack. BATT (battery release) lever When storing the battery pack Fully discharge the battery before storing it for an extended period (p. 95). To check the remaining battery (Battery Info) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then...
  • Page 16 • 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 17: 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 18: Changing The Language Setting

    (TIME/LANGU.) t [CLOCK SET] (p. 40). 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 rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p.
  • Page 19: Step 4: Making Setting Adjustments Before Recording

    Step 4: Making setting adjustments before recording The LCD panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (2). DISPLAY/BATT INFO 180 degrees (max.) 90 degrees to the...
  • Page 20: Step 5: Inserting A Tape Or A "memory Stick Duo

    Step 5: Inserting a tape or a “Memory Stick Duo” Cassette tape You can use mini DV (p. 92). b Notes • The recordable time varies depending on [ REC MODE] (p. 58). Slide and hold the EJECT lever in the direction of the arrow and open the lid.
  • Page 21 • 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 22: 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 E to turn on the CAMERA-TAPE lamp.
  • Page 23 Easy Handycam operation] may appear if operations not available during Easy Handycam are attempted. • BACK LIGHT button (p. 28) • Pressing and holding DISPLAY/BATT INFO button (p. 19) • For HDR-HC7: CAM CTRL dial (p. 27) • For HDR-HC7: MANUAL button (p. 27)
  • Page 24: Recording

    Lens cover Opens in accordance with the setting of the POWER switch. START/STOP B Recording movies Movies are recorded on a tape. Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the CAMERA-TAPE lamp. If the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG), slide it while pressing the green button.
  • Page 25: Recording Still Images

    Recording still images Still images are recorded on the “Memory Stick Duo.” Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the CAMERA-MEMORY lamp. If the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG), slide it while pressing the green button.
  • Page 26: Zooming

    • You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons on the LCD panel. • 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 27: Controlling The Image Settings Manually With The Cam Ctrl Dial (hdr-hc7)

    TAPE, still images will be recorded at image size 2.3M in the HDV format, 1.7M (4:3) or 2.3M (16:9) in the DV format. • For HDR-HC7: When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA- TAPE, still images will be recorded at image size 4.6M in the HDV format, 3.4M (4:3) or...
  • Page 28: 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 picture will be normal when recorded.
  • Page 29: Playback

    Touch z Tips • If you cannot find [VOLUME] in (p. 59). • For HDR-HC7: You can also adjust the volume with the CAM CTRL dial (p. 27). To search for a scene during playback Touch and hold during playback (Picture Search), or forwarding or rewinding the tape (Skip Scan).
  • Page 30: Viewing Still Images

    Playback (Continued) Viewing still images Touch The most recently recorded image is displayed. Switches the playback media* is displayed on the tape playback screen. To display pictures on a “Memory Stick Duo” on the Index screen Touch . Touch one of the pictures to back to the single display mode. A Previous/Next 6 pictures B The picture displayed before switching to the index screen To view pictures in other folders, touch...
  • Page 31: Using Pb Zoom

    Using PB zoom You can magnify images from about 1.1 to 5 times (from about 1.5 to 5 times in still images) the original size. Magnification can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on the LCD panel. 1 Play back the picture you want to magnify.
  • Page 32: Using The Guide Functions (usage Guide)

    Using the guide functions (USAGE GUIDE) You can easily select the desired setting screens by using the guide functions (USAGE GUIDE). 60min STBY Your camcorder has 4 guide functions as shown below. SHOOT Takes you to the setting GUIDE: screens related to recording.
  • Page 33: Searching For The Starting Point

    STBY 0:00:00 The last 2 seconds (approx.) of the most recently recorded scene are played back. Then, your camcorder is set to standby. Searching quickly for a desired scene (Zero set memory) Slide the POWER switch repeatedly to turn on the PLAY/EDIT lamp, then operate the Remote Commander.
  • Page 34: Searching For A Scene By Date Of Recording (date Search)

    Searching for the starting point (Continued) During playback, press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander at a point you want to locate later on. The tape counter is reset to “0:00:00” appears on the screen. 60min If the tape counter is not displayed, press DISPLAY.
  • Page 35: Playing The Picture On A Tv

    Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected. b Notes • Make all menu settings on your camcorder before connecting. The TV may not recognize the video signal properly if the [VCR HDV/DV] or [i.LINK CONV] setting is changed after the TV and your camcorder were connected with an i.LINK cable.
  • Page 36: Connecting To A High Definition Tv

    Playing the picture on a TV (Continued) Connecting to a high definition TV 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 37: Connecting To A 16:9 (wide) Or 4:3 Tv

    • If your TV is not compatible with HDV1080i specification, connect your camcorder and TV with the supplied component video cable and A/V connecting cable as illustrated in • The TV needs to be set so that it recognizes that the camcorder is connected. See the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.
  • Page 38 TV. i.LINK cable (supplied) • The TV needs to be set so that it recognizes that the camcorder is connected. See the instruction manuals supplied with your TV. : Signal flow, ( ): Reference pages...
  • Page 39 (Yellow) (White) (Red) • If you connect your camcorder to your TV using more than one type of cable to output images from a jack other than the i.LINK jack, the order of priority of the output signals is as follows: HDMI t component video t S VIDEO t audio/video.
  • Page 40: Using The Menu

    Using the Menu Using the menu items Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow repeatedly to turn on the respective lamp. CAMERA-TAPE lamp: CAMERA-MEMORY lamp: Duo” PLAY/EDIT lamp: settings for viewing/editing Touch the LCD screen to select the menu item. Unavailable items will be grayed out.
  • Page 41: Menu Items

    Menu items Available menu items (z) vary depending on which lamp is lit. During Easy Handycam operation, the setting is set automatically as shown in the following list. Position of lamp: CAMERA SET menu SCENE SELECT SPOT METER EXPOSURE WHITE BAL. SHARPNESS SHUTTR SPEED* AUTOSLW SHTR...
  • Page 42 WORLD TIME LANGUAGE The setting value before entering Easy Handycam operation will be retained. Cannot be operated in the CAMERA-TAPE mode. Available only when the POWER switch is set to PLAY/EDIT. HDR-HC7 Position of lamp: TAPE – – (p. 56) –...
  • Page 43: Camera Set Menu

    CAMERA SET menu Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions The default settings are marked with B. The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 40 for details on selecting menu items. SCENE SELECT...
  • Page 44 ** Adjusted not to focus on subjects a short distance away. b Notes • If you set [SCENE SELECT], the settings of [SHUTTR SPEED] (HDR-HC7) and [WHITE BAL.] are canceled. SPOT METER (Flexible spot meter) You can adjust and fix the exposure to the...
  • Page 45 Soften SHUTTR SPEED (HDR-HC7) You can manually adjust and fix the shutter speed for your convenience. Depending on the shutter speed, you can make the subject look still, or emphasize movement of the subject.
  • Page 46 • You can adjust the automatic exposure level to brighter or darker when [EXPOSURE] is set to [AUTO]. • For HDR-HC7: You can also adjust the setting manually using the CAM CTRL dial (p. 27). CAMERA COLOR...
  • Page 47 For HDR-HC5: down to about 37 cm (14 5/ 8 in.). For HDR-HC7: down to about 45 cm (17 3/ 4 in.). To cancel, touch [OFF], or zoom to wide- angle (W side).
  • Page 48 Notes • Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 46) when it is hard to focus automatically. • The shutter speed of your camcorder changes depending on the brightness. The motion of the picture may slow down at this time.
  • Page 49 (optional). TELE CONV. ( Select this to use the tele conversion lens (optional). DIAL SET (HDR-HC7) You can select a menu item to assign to the CAM CTRL dial. For details, see page 27. X.V.COLOR When recording, set to [ON] to capture wider range of colors.
  • Page 50: Memory Set Menu

    1.9M ( Allows you to record more still images in relatively clear quality. VGA (0.3M) ( Allows for the maximum number of images to be recorded. For HDR-HC7: B 6.1M ( 6.1M Records still images clearly. 4.6M ( 4.6M Records still images clearly in the 16:9 (wide) ratio.
  • Page 51 (16:9) – [ 4.6M] on HDR-HC7 in HDV or DV format (16:9) – [1.7M] on HDR-HC5 in DV format (4:3) – [3.4M] on HDR-HC7 in DV format (4:3). When the POWER switch is set to PLAY/ EDIT* 640 × 2850...
  • Page 52 Touch [YES] t b Notes • You cannot delete the created folders using your camcorder. You will have to format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 52), or delete them using your computer. • The number of recordable pictures on a “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 53: Pict.appli. Menu

    PICT.APPLI. menu Special effects on pictures or additional functions on recording/playback The default settings are marked with B. The indicators in parentheses appear when the items are selected. See page 40 for details on selecting menu items. FADER You can record a transition with the following effects adding to the interval between scenes.
  • Page 54 PICT.APPLI. menu (Continued) z Tips • You can select the first picture for the slide show with [START]. D.EFFECT (Digital effect) You can add digital effects to recording/ playback. 1 Touch the desired effect. 2 Adjust the effect with touch Effect Items to adjust CINEMA...
  • Page 55 PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect) You can add special effects to a picture during recording or playback. B OFF Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting. SKINTONE* Makes skin texture look more smoother and more appealing. NEG.ART The color and brightness are reversed. SEPIA Pictures appear in sepia.
  • Page 56: Edit/play Menu

    [END]. PictBridge PRINT See page 72. USB SELECT You can connect the camcorder to a personal computer with a USB cable and import pictures to the computer. You can also connect the camcorder to a PictBridge compatible printer (p. 72) using this function.
  • Page 57: Standard Set Menu

    VCR HDV/DV Select the playback signal. Normally select [AUTO]. When your camcorder is connected to another device using an i.LINK cable, select the signal to input/output from the HDV/DV Interface (i.LINK). The selected signal is recorded or played back.
  • Page 58 [VCR HDV/DV] setting. Otherwise, the connected device, such as a VCR, may not be able to recognize the video signal from your camcorder. • When [AUTO] is selected, if the signal switches between HDV and DV formats, the picture and sound are interrupted temporarily.
  • Page 59 VOLUME Touch to adjust the volume (p. 29). z Tips • For HDR-HC7: You can also adjust the setting using the CAM CTRL dial (p. 27). MIC LEVEL (HDR-HC7) You can adjust the recording sound level manually. B AUTO Select to adjust the recording sound level automatically.
  • Page 60 Refer also to the manual supplied with your TV. • When you connect your camcorder to a TV with an i.LINK cable to play back the tape, the setting of [TV TYPE] is invalid.
  • Page 61 Tips • Placing the subject at the cross point of the guide frame makes a balanced composition. COLOR BAR (HDR-HC7) You can display the color bar or record it on the tape by setting [COLOR BAR] to [ON]. It is convenient to adjust the color on the monitor connected.
  • Page 62 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]. CALIBRATION See page 99. QUICK REC (Quick recording)
  • Page 63: Time/langu. Menu

    CLOCK SET See page 17. WORLD TIME When using your camcorder abroad, you can set the time difference by touching , the clock will be adjusted in accordance with the time difference. If you set the time difference to 0, the clock returns to the originally set time.
  • Page 64 Customizing Personal Menu (Continued) Deleting a menu item Touch t [P-MENU SET UP] t [DELETE]. If the desired menu item is not displayed, touch 60min STBY Select button to delete. MENU SCENE SMOOTH SELECT SLWREC TELE MACRO Touch the menu item that you want to delete.
  • Page 65: Dubbing/editing

    ** When connecting your camcorder to a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video jack on the device, and the white (left channel) or red (right channel) plug to the audio jack on the device.
  • Page 66: Dubbing To Another Device

    HDV1080i compatible devices such as HDR- HC5/HC7 and are connected with the i.LINK cable, after pausing or stopping and then resuming the recording, the images will be unstable or rough at that point.
  • Page 67 • Note the following when connecting with an i.LINK cable: – The recorded picture becomes rough when a picture is paused on your camcorder while recording to a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder. – Data codes (date/time/camera settings data) may not be displayed or recorded depending on the device or application.
  • Page 68: Recording Pictures From A Vcr

    “Memory Stick Duo.” Be sure to insert a cassette or a “Memory Stick Duo” for recording in your camcorder beforehand. You can connect your camcorder to a VCR device using an i.LINK cable. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.
  • Page 69 • When a 4:3 video signal is input, it appears with black bands on the right and left sides on the screen of your camcorder. Recording still images Perform steps 1 to 4 in “Recording movies.”...
  • Page 70: Dubbing Pictures From A Tape To A "memory Stick Duo

    • The date and time the picture is recorded on the tape and stored on the “Memory Stick Duo” are recorded. On your camcorder, the date and time the picture is recorded on the tape are displayed. Camera setting data recorded on the tape cannot be stored on the “Memory Stick Duo.”...
  • Page 71: Marking Images On The "memory Stick Duo" With Specific Information (print Mark/image Protection)

    • To cancel Print mark, touch the image again to cancel Print mark in step 3. • Do not mark images on your camcorder if the “Memory Stick Duo” already has some images with the Print mark put on using other devices.
  • Page 72: Printing Recorded Images (pictbridge Compliant Printer)

    You can print out pictures 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. 14). Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” containing still images into your camcorder and turn on the printer.
  • Page 73 – Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. – 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 74: Using A Computer

    Exporting imported movies from a computer to your camcorder You can send movies which were imported to the computer back to your camcorder in HD (high definition) image quality. About “First Step Guide” The “First Step Guide” is an instruction manual you can refer to on your computer.
  • Page 75: System Requirements

    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 76: Installing The "first Step Guide" And Software

    Tips • See page 78 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 an Administrator for installation.
  • Page 77 “First Step Guide.” 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 78: Viewing "first Step Guide

    Tips • You can also start by selecting [Start] t [Programs] ([All Programs] for Windows XP) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [FirstStepGuide] t Your camcorder’s folder t “First Step Guide” in HTML. • To view “First Step Guide” in HTML without...
  • Page 79: Troubleshooting

    – [SHUTTR SPEED] – [SPOT FOCUS] – [FOCUS] – [ AUDIO MIX] of [DV SET] – [MIC LEVEL] (HDR-HC7) The camcorder gets warm. • The camcorder may get warmer while you use it. This is not a malfunction. The supplied Remote Commander does not function.
  • Page 80 • Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 14). 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 81 The Cassette Memory indicator or title display does not appear while using a cassette with Cassette Memory. • This camcorder does not support Cassette Memory, so the indicator does not appear. The remaining tape indicator is not displayed. • Set [ REMAINING] to [ON] to always display the remaining tape indicator (p.
  • Page 82 (p. 92). • The tape is stuck to the drum due to moisture condensation. Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least 1 hour, then reinsert the cassette (p. 97). You cannot record on the “Memory Stick Duo.”...
  • Page 83 This is not a malfunction. • For HDR-HC7: This may be alleviated by adjusting the shutter speed (p. 45). Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen.
  • Page 84 • This occurs if the tape or video head is dirty (p. 98). • Use the Sony mini DV cassette. “---” is displayed on the screen. • The tape you are playing was recorded without setting the date and time.
  • Page 85 HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the pictures. • DV format pictures input to the camcorder via i.LINK cable (p. 68) cannot be output. • This occurs if you record on a tape in both HDV and DV formats.
  • Page 86 HDMI cable. • You cannot dub pictures using the HDMI cable. New sound added to a recorded tape on another camcorder is not heard. • Adjust [ AUDIO MIX] from the [ST1] (original sound) side until the sound is heard appropriately (p. 58).
  • Page 87 SELECT] is set to [4:3] Not available [CINEMA EFECT] of [D.EFFECT] [SMTH SLW REC] • For HDR-HC7: When [COLOR BAR] is set, all the “Not available” menu items on the list are not available. WIDE If this function is set...
  • Page 88: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If indicators appear on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, check the following. 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 89: Moisture Condensation

    • 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 shoot the image. However, note that the camera-shake warning indicator does not disappear.
  • Page 90: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    (p. 52, 93). Memory Stick folders are full. • You cannot create folders exceeding 999MSDCF. You cannot delete created folders using your camcorder. • You will have to format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 52), or delete them using your computer.
  • Page 91: Additional Information

    Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any country/region 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 92: Maintenance And Precautions

    Maintenance and precautions Usable cassette tapes Your camcorder is capable of recording in both HDV and DV formats. You can use mini DV format cassettes only. Use a cassette with the Your camcorder is not compatible with the Cassette Memory function.
  • Page 93: About The "memory Stick

    Note that data that uses “MagicGate” technology cannot be recorded or played on your camcorder. • Still image format: Your camcorder compresses and records image data in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. The file extension is “.JPG.”...
  • Page 94 “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 95: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    To store the battery pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place. • To discharge the battery pack on your camcorder completely, set [A.SHUT OFF] to...
  • Page 96: About I.link

    Interfaces, refer to the operating instructions of the device to be connected. z Tips • i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE1394 data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. • IEEE1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Page 97: About X.v.color

    (during HDV/DV dubbing). 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 98 Such a freezing point cannot be recovered if it was created while recording. To prevent such a problem, use the Sony mini DV cassette. • If the following problem occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony DVM- 12CLD cleaning cassette (optional).
  • Page 99 (optional), it might be because the video heads are worn out. Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility to have the video heads replaced. LCD screen • Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage.
  • Page 100: Specifications

    The rechargeable battery will be fully discharged in about 3 months if you do not use your camcorder at all without the AC Adaptor connected or the battery pack attached. Use your camcorder after charging the pre-installed rechargeable battery.
  • Page 101 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 for still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.
  • Page 102 (kilohms) COMPONENT OUT jack Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω (ohms) : ± 350 mV, 75 Ω (ohms) HDMI OUT jack TypeA (19-pin) Headphone jack (HDR-HC7) Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm) LANC jack Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm) USB jack mini-B...
  • Page 103 630 g (1 lb 6 oz) including the NP- FH60 rechargeable battery pack and DVM60 cassette. HDR-HC7: 550 g (1 lb 3 oz) main unit only 650 g (1 lb 6 oz) including the NP- FH60 rechargeable battery pack and DVM60 cassette.
  • Page 104 Specifications (Continued) On trademarks • “Handycam” and registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. • “Memory Stick,” “ Duo,” “ PRO Duo,” “ “MagicGate,” “...
  • Page 105: 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. • When you connect an accessory, open the shoe cover.
  • Page 106 Identifying parts and controls (Continued) A HDR-HC7: MANUAL button (27) B HDR-HC7: CAM CTRL dial (27) C NIGHTSHOT switch (28) D BACK LIGHT button (28) E Zoom buttons (26) F START/STOP button (24) G DISPLAY/BATT INFO button (15) H (USB) jack (72)
  • Page 107 • The REC lamp lights up in red during recording (p. 61). • The REC lamp flashes if the remaining tape or battery power is low. G HDR-HC7: MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack When an external microphone (optional) is connected, it takes precedence over the internal microphone (p.
  • Page 108 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 109: Indicators Displayed During Recording/playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies GUIDE A Recording format ( (58) Recording mode (SP or LP) is also displayed in the DV format. B Remaining battery (approx.) C Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) D During recording: Tape counter (hour: minute: second) During playback: Time code (hour: minute: second: frame)
  • Page 110 Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued) Viewing movies O Tape transport indicator P Video operation buttons (29) Viewing still images qj qa qk ql 6.1M MEMORY PLAY wg wh Q Data file name R Picture number/Total number of recorded pictures in the current playback folder S Playback folder (52) T Previous/Next folder icon...
  • Page 111 Indicators when you made changes Upper left Q.REC Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning Recording format (57) AUDIO MODE* (58) SP LP Recording mode* (58) Self-timer recording (48) WIDE SELECT* (58) QUICK REC** (62) Interval photo recording (53) Flash light (47) Upper right Indicator Meaning...
  • Page 112 Indicators displayed during recording/playback (Continued) Other indicator Indicator Checking the screen indicators (Display guide) You can easily check the meaning of each indicator that appears on the LCD screen. 1 Touch [GUIDE] t [DISP GUIDE]. 60min 2 Touch the area including the indicator that you want to check.
  • Page 113: Index

    Index Numeric 1080i/480i ...60 12BIT...58 16BIT...58 480i ...60 AC Adaptor...14 AE SHIFT...45, 87 ALL ERASE...51 AUDIO MIX...58 AUDIO MODE...58 AUTOSLW SHTR (Auto slow shutter) ...45 A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off) ...62 A/V connecting cable ...36, 65 A/V OUT jack...35, 106 BACK LIGHT ...28, 83 Battery ...14 BEACH...43...
  • Page 114 Index (Continued) Macintosh ...78 Maintenance and precautions ...92 MEMORY SET menu ...50 “Memory Stick” ...93 “Memory Stick Duo”...20 FORMAT ...52 Menu...40 MIC LEVEL...59 Mirror mode ...28 Moisture condensation ...97 MONOTONE ...53 MOSAIC FADER ...53 NEG.ART...55 NEW FOLDER ...52 NS LIGHT (NightShot Light) ...48 NTSC...84, 91 Number of recordable pictures...
  • Page 115 VAR.SPD PB (Various speed playback) ...56 VF B.LIGHT (Viewfinder brightness) ...59 VOLUME ...59 Warning indicators...88 Warning messages ...89 WB SHIFT (White Balance Shift) ...46 WHITE BAL. (White balance)...44, 87 WHITE FADER ...53 Windows ...74, 75 WORLD TIME...63 Write-protect tab ...92, 93 X.V.COLOR ...49, 97 ZEBRA ...48 Zero set memory ...33...
  • Page 116: Spanish Quick Guide Guía Rápida En Español

    Spanish Quick Guide/Guía rápida en español Paso 1: Comprobación de los elementos suministrados Asegúrese de que su videocámara contiene los siguientes elementos. El número entre paréntesis indica la cantidad del elemento. Adaptador de alimentación de ca (1) Cable de alimentación (1) Control remoto inalámbrico (1) Tiene instalada una pila de litio tipo botón.
  • Page 117 Paso 2: Carga de la batería Batería Clavija de cc Al tomacorriente de pared Cable de alimentación Para cargar la batería “InfoLITHIUM” (serie H), conéctela a la videocámara. b Notas • No puede conectar ninguna batería “InfoLITHIUM” que no sea de la serie H a la videocámara.
  • Page 118 Paso 2: Carga de la batería (Continuación) Para retirar la batería Deslice el interruptor POWER hasta la posición OFF (CHG). Deslice la palanca BATT (liberación de la batería) y retire la batería. Cuando guarde la batería Descargue completamente la batería antes de guardarla durante un período prolongado.
  • Page 119 HDR-HC5 Tiempo de Batería grabación continua Formato de grabación NP-FH50 NP-FH60 (suministrado) NP-FH70 NP-FH100 415 210 440 220 450 225 HDR-HC7 Tiempo de Batería grabación continua Formato de grabación NP-FH50 NP-FH60 (suministrado) NP-FH70 NP-FH100 365 185 385 195 395 205 * El tiempo de grabación normal muestra la hora...
  • Page 120 Paso 2: Carga de la batería (Continuación) Acerca de la batería • Antes de cambiar la batería, deslice el interruptor POWER a la posición OFF (CHG). • El indicador /CHG (carga) parpadeará durante la carga o la información de la batería no se mostrará...
  • Page 121: Cambio Del Ajuste De Idioma

    Ajuste [A] (año) con luego toque Puede seleccionar cualquier año hasta el año 2079. Ajuste [M] (mes), luego toque y repita el procedimiento para [D] (día), hora y minuto. Ajuste la medianoche a las 12:00 AM. Ajuste el mediodía a las 12:00 PM. El reloj se pone en funcionamiento.
  • Page 122 Paso 4: Ajustes antes de grabar Panel LCD Abra el panel LCD 90 grados con respecto a la videocámara (1) y luego gírelo hacia el mejor ángulo para grabar o reproducir (2). DISPLAY/BATT INFO 180 grados (máx.) 90 grados con respecto 90 grados a la videocámara (máx.)
  • Page 123 Paso 5: Inserción de una cinta o un “Memory Stick Duo” Cinta de videocasete Solamente puede utilizar videocasetes mini b Notas • El tiempo disponible para grabación varía en función del [ MODO GRAB.]. Deslice y sostenga la palanca OPEN/EJECT en el sentido de la flecha y abra la tapa.
  • Page 124 Paso 5: Inserción de una cinta o un “Memory Stick Duo” (Continuación) Indicador de acceso Para expulsar un “Memory Stick Duo” Empuje suavemente el “Memory Stick Duo” hacia dentro una vez. b Notas • Cuando el indicador de acceso se enciende o parpadea, la videocámara está...
  • Page 125 Grabación Cubierta del objetivo Se abre según el ajuste del interruptor POWER. START/STOP B Grabación de películas Las películas se graban en una cinta. Deslice el interruptor POWER varias veces en el sentido de la flecha para que se encienda el indicador CAMERA-TAPE. Si el interruptor POWER está...
  • Page 126 Grabación (Continuación) Grabación de imágenes fijas Las imágenes fijas se graban en el “Memory Stick Duo”. Deslice el interruptor POWER varias veces en el sentido de la flecha para que se encienda el indicador CAMERA-MEMORY. Si el interruptor POWER está ajustado en la posición OFF (CHG), deslícelo mientras presiona el botón verde.
  • Page 127 [VOL.], luego Toque z Sugerencias • Si no puede encontrar [VOL.] en • Para HDR-HC7: También es posible ajustar el volumen mediante el selector CAM CTRL. Para buscar una escena durante la reproducción Mantenga presionado durante el avance rápido o rebobinado de la cinta (Exploración con salto).
  • Page 128 Reproducción (Continuación) Visualización de imágenes fijas Toque Se visualiza la imagen grabada más recientemente. Cambia entre los medios de reproducción* aparece en la pantalla de reproducción de cintas. Para visualizar imágenes de un “Memory Stick Duo” en la pantalla de índice Toque .

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