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Sony HDR-SR5 Handycam® Operating Manual

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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
HDR-SR5/SR7/SR8
For details on the advanced operations, please refer to
"Handycam Handbook" (PDF).
© 2007 Sony Corporation
3-210-378-11(1)

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  • Page 1

    Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide HDR-SR5/SR7/SR8 For details on the advanced operations, please refer to “Handycam Handbook” (PDF). © 2007 Sony Corporation 3-210-378-11(1)

  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    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: Replacement Parts

    Cleaning Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set. Installation Water and Moisture Do not use power-line operated sets near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.

  • Page 4: Read This First

    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 your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. HDR- Serial No. Model No. AC- Serial No.

  • Page 5: Notes On Use

    Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: HDR-SR8 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A Telephone number: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two...

  • Page 6: About Language Setting

    Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the copyright laws. Save all your recorded image data • To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media. It is recommended that you save the image data on a disc such as DVD-R using your computer*.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ...2 Read this first ...4 Notes on use ... 5 Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items ...8 Step 2: Charging the battery pack ...9 Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time ...11 Changing the language setting ...

  • Page 8: 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. 9) Power cord (1) (p. 9) Handycam Station (1) (p.

  • Page 9: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    Step 2: Charging the battery pack Battery pack DC IN jack You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) after attaching it to your camcorder. b Notes • Your camcorder operates only with an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series). Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station.

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    To charge the battery pack using only the AC Adaptor Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then connect the AC Adaptor directly to the DC IN jack on the camcorder. POWER switch With the v mark on the right DC plug Available running time for the supplied battery pack...

  • Page 11: Step 3: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time Touch the button on the LCD screen. While pressing the green button, slide the POWER switch repeatedly in the direction of the arrow until the respective lamp lights up. (Movie): To record movies (Still): To record still images •...

  • Page 12: Step 4: Preparing For Recording

    Step 4: Preparing for recording Adjusting 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). 190 degrees to the camcorder 290 degrees (max.) DISP/BATT INFO 2180 degrees (max.) Adjusting the Viewfinder (HDR-...

  • Page 13: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording POWER switch C START/STOP A (HOME) B (p. 22) EASY F Slide the POWER switch C until the respective lamp lights up. Press the green button only when the POWER switch C is in the OFF (CHG) position. •...

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    ( )); HDR-SR5: 480 ([4.0M]) HDR-SR7/SR8: 315 ([6.1M]) All numbers measured when using a “Memory Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable images varies depending on the recording environment and the recording media. • The number of recordable images varies depending on the image quality or the image size.

  • Page 15: Playback

    Playback (VIEW IMAGES) A (Film Roll Index) B 1 Returns to the recording screen 2 Previous 6 images 3 Next 6 images 4 Returns to the recording screen 5 Displays movies with HD (high definition) image quality* Slide the POWER switch D to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES) C (or A).

  • Page 16: Playing The Image On A Tv

    To adjust the sound volume of movies When playing back a movie, touch (OPTION) t tab t [VOLUME], then adjust the volume with z Tips • When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the INDEX screen.

  • Page 17: Parts And Functions Used For The Camcorder

    Parts and functions used for the camcorder The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. Handycam Station 1 Power zoom lever To use the zoom, move the power zoom lever. Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.

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    5 Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (12) (HDR-SR7/SR8) 6 ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) When the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing, your camcorder is writing/reading data. (flash) button You can select the settings for the flash. 8 REMOTE jack Connect other optional accessories. 9 DC IN jack (9) 0 Hook for a shoulder belt Attach the shoulder belt (optional).

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    (Film Roll Index) button (15) eg DISP/BATT INFO button You can switch the screen display when you press while the power is set to on. When you press while the power is set to OFF (CHG), you can check the remaining battery.

  • Page 20: 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) and Recording mode (XP/HQ/SP/LP) B HOME button C Remaining battery (approx.) D Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording)) E Counter (hour/minute/second) F OPTION button G Dual Rec H VIEW IMAGES button...

  • Page 21

    X VISUAL INDEX button 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 Self-timer recording Flash, REDEYE REDUC MICREF LEVEL low WIDE SELECT Center Indicator...

  • Page 22: Performing Various Functions

    Performing various functions - “ “ OPTION” (HOME) B (HOME) A Using the HOME MENU You can change the recording functions and the operating settings for your convenience. For details, see “Handycam Handbook” (PDF). Turn on your camcorder, then (HOME) A (or B). press Category Touch the desired category.

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    b Notes • When the item you want is not on the screen, touch another tab. If you cannot find the item anywhere, the function is not available under the current situation. • The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time.

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    SOUND/DISP SET* [VOLUME]* , [BEEP]* BRIGHT], [LCD BL LEVEL], [LCD COLOR], [VF B.LIGHT]* OUTPUT SETTINGS [TV TYPE], [DISP OUTPUT], [COMPONENT] CLOCK/ LANG [CLOCK SET]* SET], [SUMMERTIME], [ LANGUAGE SET]* GENERAL SET [DEMO MODE], [REC LAMP], [CALIBRATION], [A.SHUT OFF], [REMOTE CTRL], [DROP SENSOR] You can set these items also during Easy Handycam operation (p.

  • Page 25: Deleting Images

    Saving images Due to the limited capacity of the internal hard disk, make sure that you save the image data to some type of external media such as a DVD-R or a computer. You can save the images recorded on the camcorder as described below.

  • Page 26: Enjoying With A Computer

    Enjoying with a computer Viewing “Handycam Handbook” (PDF) For details on using your camcorder, see “Handycam Handbook” (PDF). To view “Handycam Handbook” (PDF), you need to install Adobe Reader on your computer. For Windows users Turn on the computer. Place the CD-ROM (supplied) in the disc drive of your computer.

  • Page 27: What You Can Do With A Windows Computer

    The supplied software “Picture Motion Browser” is not supported by Macintosh computers. To use a Macintosh computer connected to your camcorder, see the following website for details. http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/ ms/us/ System requirements When using “Picture Motion Browser” OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional...

  • Page 28: Installing Software

    DVD burner (CD-ROM drive is necessary for installation) b Notes • Even in a computer environment where the operations are guaranteed, frames may be dropped from movies with HD (high definition) image quality, resulting in uneven playback. However, imported images and images on discs created subsequently will not be affected.

  • Page 29

    2 Set the camcorder onto the Handycam Station, then slide the POWER switch to turn on. 3 Connect the (USB) jack of the Handycam Station to the the computer using the supplied USB cable. 4 Touch [ COMPUTER] on the LCD screen of your camcorder.

  • Page 30

    Operating “Picture Motion Browser” After you install the software, shortcut icons for “Picture Motion Browser” and “Picture Motion Browser Guide” are created on the desktop. For the basic operation of “Picture Motion Browser,” see “Picture Motion Browser Guide.” Double-click to start “Picture Motion Browser.”...

  • Page 31

    2 Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device]. 3 Click [OK] (Windows 2000 only). 4 Touch [END] on the screen of your camcorder. 5 Touch [YES] on the screen of your camcorder. 6 Disconnect the USB cable from the Handycam Station and the computer. b Notes •...

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    • During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the hard disk in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. • For the symptoms of your camcorder, see “Handycam Handbook”...

  • Page 33: Self-diagnosis Display/warning Indicators

    (HDR-SR7/SR8) or 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:04:00...

  • Page 34

    (Warning on the hard disk of the camcorder)* Fast flashing • An error may have occurred with the hard disk drive in your camcorder. (Warning on the hard disk of the camcorder)* Fast flashing • The hard disk of the camcorder is fully recorded.

  • Page 35: Additional Information

    • 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 36

    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 37: Specifications

    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 38

    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 (ohms) Audio signal: 327 mV (at load impedance 47 kΩ (kilohms)), Output impedance with less than 2.2 kΩ...

  • Page 39

    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.

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    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)- free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in Japan...

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