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Sony GV-D1000 Operating Instructions (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
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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. GV-
Serial No.
GV-D1000/D1000E
©2002 Sony Corporation
3-072-571-12(1)
Model No. AC –
Serial No.

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    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. GV- Serial No.

  • Page 2

    FULLY INSERT. Welcome! For customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call : Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity...

  • Page 3

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. For the customers in Europe ATTENTION The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of this digital video cassette recorder.

  • Page 4: Main Features

    English Main Features Inserting moving or still images, and playing them back •Playing back a tape (p. 23) •Recording from the other VCR or TV (p. 32) •Recording an image from a tape as a still image (p. 127) •Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture (p. 131) •Viewing a still image recorded on “Memory Stick”s (p.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    English Table of contents Main Features ... 4 Getting started Using this manual ... 10 Checking supplied accessories ... 13 Step 1 Preparing the power supply ... 14 Connecting to a wall outlet (wall socket) ... 14 Using with a battery pack (optional) ...

  • Page 7

    Playing back images in a continuous loop – SLIDE SHOW ... 166 Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection ... 168 Deleting images ... 169 Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK ... 172 Troubleshooting Type of trouble and their solutions ... 174 Self-diagnosis display ...

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    — Getting started — Using this manual The instructions in this manual are for the two models listed in the table below. Before you start reading this manual and operating your VCR, check the model number by looking at the bottom of your VCR.

  • Page 11

    Using this manual You see this mark in the introduction of the features that are operated only with cassette memory. Tapes with cassette memory are marked by (Cassette Memory). Note on TV color systems – GV–D1000 only – TV color systems differ from country to country. To view your recordings on a TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV.

  • Page 12

    Using this manual Precautions on VCR care •The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen.

  • Page 13: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your VCR. 1 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1), power cord (mains lead) (1) (p. 14, 16) 2 A/V converting cable (1) (p. 30, 32, 88, 93, 129, 133) 3 A/V connecting cable (1) (p.

  • Page 14: Step 1 Preparing The Power Supply

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Connecting to a wall outlet (wall socket) When you use your VCR for an extended period, we recommend that you power it from a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC power adaptor. (1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack on your VCR with the plug’s v mark facing right.

  • Page 15: Using With A Battery Pack (optional)

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply When you use your VCR outdoors Use the battery pack (optional). Using a car battery Use the Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (optional). Using with a battery pack (optional) You VCR operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 16

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Charging the battery pack You can charge the battery with your VCR. Use the battery pack after charging it for your VCR. (1) Install the battery pack. (2) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack with the plug’s v mark facing right.

  • Page 17

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Charging time/ Battery pack/ NP-FM50 NP-FM70 NP-QM71 NP-FM90 NP-QM91/FM91 The charging time may increase if the battery’s temperature is extremely high or low because of the ambient temperature. Approximate minutes at 25°C (77°F) to charge an empty battery pack Playing time/ Battery pack/...

  • Page 18

    This VCR is compatible with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Your VCR operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack M series has the mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 19: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2 Setting the date and time Set the date and time when you use your VCR for the first time. “CLOCK SET” will be displayed each time that you set the POWER switch to ON, unless you set the date and time. If you do not use your VCR for about four months, the date and time settings may be lost (bars may appear) because the built-in...

  • Page 20: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2 Setting the date and time MENU VCR SET P EFFECT D EFFECT HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX A/V DV OUT [ MENU ] : END SETUP MENU SETUP MENU CLOCK SET CLOCK SET LTR SIZE LTR SIZE DEMO MODE DEMO MODE RETURN [ MENU ] : END...

  • Page 21

    Step 2 Setting the date and time The year changes as follows: 1995 T· · · · t 2002 T · · · · t 2079 If you do not set the date and time “--- -- ----” “--:--:--” is recorded on the data code of the tape and “Memory Stick”.

  • Page 22: Step 3 Inserting A Cassette

    Step 3 Inserting a cassette You can use the mini DV cassette only. (1) Slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow. The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens. (2) Insert a cassette with the window facing up. (3) Close the cassette compartment by pressing the PUSH mark on the cassette compartment.

  • Page 23: Basic Operations

    — Basic Operations — Playing back a tape You can control playback using the Remote Commander supplied with your VCR. Set COMMANDER to VTR 2 in the menu settings. (The default setting is VTR 2.) (1) Prepare the power supply and insert a cassette to play back.

  • Page 24

    Playing back a tape After playback (1) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). (2) Eject the cassette. (3) Close the LCD panel. (4) Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your VCR. Note on the DISPLAY button Press DISPLAY to display the screen indicators.

  • Page 25: Various Playback Modes

    Playing back a tape Various playback modes To operate the video control buttons, set the POWER switch to ON. Playback pause (to view a still image) Press X during playback. To resume playback, press X or H. To advance the tape Press M in stop mode.

  • Page 26

    Playing back a tape To view the picture at double speed Press 2 on the Remote Commander during playback. For double speed playback in the reverse direction, press c , then press 2 on the Remote Commander. To resume normal playback, press H.

  • Page 27: Playing Back A Dual Soundtrack Tape

    Playing back a tape Playing back a dual soundtrack tape When you play back a dual soundtrack tape, select the desired sound in the menu settings. (1) Press MENU to display the menu settings. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select then press the dial.

  • Page 28

    Commander supplied with your VCR, or a Sony product. Set COMMANDER in the menu settings, according to the remote control code of the Sony product. (p. 112) The remote control code of the Remote Commander supplied with your VCR is VTR 2.

  • Page 29

    Playing back a tape Wide mode playback and recording Pictures recorded with a Sony digital video camera recorder that have an aspect ratio of 16:9 on your VCR can be played back. For details, refer to the operating instructions of your TV.

  • Page 30: Viewing The Recording On Tv

    Viewing the recording on TV Connect your VCR to your TV or to the other VCR with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your VCR to watch the playback picture on the TV screen. Connect the plugs to the jacks observing the same color code as your VCR and TV, or other VCR.

  • Page 31

    Viewing the recording on TV If your TV or the other VCR has a 21-pin connector (EUROCONNECTOR) – European models only Use the 21-pin adaptor supplied with your VCR. The 21-pin adaptor is available for output only. If your TV or the other VCR has an S video jack Pictures can be reproduced more faithfully by using an S video cable (optional).

  • Page 32: Recording From The Other Vcr Or Tv

    Recording from the other VCR or TV Using the A/V connecting cable You can record a tape from the other VCR or a TV that has audio/video outputs. Use your VCR as a recorder. (1) Prepare the power supply and insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into your (recording) VCR.

  • Page 33

    Your VCR works in the commander code VTR 2. Commander codes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your VCR from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the commander code VTR...

  • Page 34

    Recording from the other VCR or Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) to the DV jack of your VCR, and to DV jack of the DV products. With digital-to- digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.

  • Page 35

    Your VCR works in the commander code VTR 2. Commander codes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your VCR from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the commander code VTR...

  • Page 36: Advanced Operations

    Playing back a tape with picture effects You can digitally process playback images to obtain special effects like those in films or on TV. NEG.ART [a] : The colors and brightness of the image are reversed. SEPIA : The image is sepia. B&W : The image is monochrome (black- and-white).

  • Page 37

    Playing back a tape with picture effects To cancel the picture effect function Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. Notes •You cannot process externally input scenes using the picture effect function. •You cannot record images on a tape on your VCR when you have processed the image using the picture effect function.

  • Page 38: Playing Back A Tape With Digital Effects

    Playing back a tape with digital effects You can add special effects on playback images using the various digital functions. STILL You can play back a still image so that it is superimposed on a moving image. FLASH (FLASH MOTION) You can play back still images successively at constant intervals.

  • Page 39

    Playing back a tape with digital effects (1) Press MENU in the playback or playback pause mode. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select then press the dial. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select D EFFECT, then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired digital effect mode.

  • Page 40

    Playing back a tape with digital effects To cancel the digital effect function Set D EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. Notes •You cannot process externally input scenes using the digital effect function. •You cannot record images on a tape on your VCR when you have processed the image using the digital effect function.

  • Page 41: Enlarging Images Recorded On Tapes - Tape Pb Zoom

    Enlarging images recorded on tapes – Tape PB ZOOM You can enlarge moving and still images played back on tapes. Besides the operation described here, your VCR can enlarge still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s (p. 164). (1) Press PB ZOOM in the playback or playback pause mode.

  • Page 42

    Enlarging images recorded on tapes – Tape PB ZOOM To cancel the Tape PB ZOOM function Press PB ZOOM again. Notes •You cannot process externally input scenes using the PB ZOOM function. •You cannot record images on a tape on your VCR when you have processed the image using the PB ZOOM function.

  • Page 43: Quickly Locating A Scene Using The Zero Set Memory Function

    Quickly locating a scene using the zero set memory function Your VCR goes forward or backward to automatically stop at a desired point having a tape counter value of “0:00:00”. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) Press DISPLAY in the playback mode. (2) Press ZERO SET MEMORY at the point you want to locate later.

  • Page 44: Superimposing A Title

    Superimposing a title If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the title. When you play back the tape, the title is displayed for five seconds from the point where you superimposed it. You can select one of eight preset titles and two custom titles (p.

  • Page 45

    Superimposing a title MENU VCR SET P EFFECT D EFFECT HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX A/V DV OUT [ MENU ] : END CM SET TITLE READY TITLEERASE TITLE DSPL CM SEARCH TAPE TITLE ERASE ALL RETURN [ MENU ] : END PRESET T I TLE HELLO ! HAPPY B I RTHDAY...

  • Page 46

    Superimposing a title If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock You cannot superimpose or erase the title. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection. To use the custom title If you want to use the custom title, select step 4.

  • Page 47

    Superimposing a title One cassette can have up to about 20 titles, if each title consists of no more than five characters However, if the cassette memory is full with date, photo and cassette label data, one cassette can have only up to about 11 titles with five characters each.

  • Page 48

    Superimposing a title Erasing a title (1) Press MENU to display the menu settings. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select then press the dial. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select TITLEERASE, then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the title you want to erase, then press the dial.

  • Page 49: Making Your Own Titles

    Making your own titles You can make up to two titles and store them in your VCR. Each title can have up to 20 characters. Press MENU to display the menu settings. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select TITLE, then press the dial.

  • Page 50

    Making your own titles MENU VCR SET P EFFECT D EFFECT HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX A/V DV OUT [ MENU ] : END CM SET [ MENU ] : END T I TLE SET T I TLE SET T I TLE SET T I TLE SET PRESET T I TLE TITLE...

  • Page 51

    Making your own titles To change a title you have stored In step 5, select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2, depending on which title you want to change, then press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select [C], then press the dial to delete the title.

  • Page 52: Labeling A Cassette

    Labeling a cassette If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can label a cassette. The label can consist of up to 10 characters and is stored in cassette memory. When you insert a labeled cassette and turn the power on, the label is displayed for about five seconds.

  • Page 53

    Labeling a cassette VCR SET MENU [ MENU ] : END To erase the label you have made Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select [C], then press the dial in step 7. The last character is erased. To change the label you have made Insert the cassette to change the label, and follow the same steps to make a new label.

  • Page 54

    Labeling a cassette If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock You cannot label a cassette. Slide the write- protect tab to release the write protection. If the tape has too many index signals You may not be able to label a cassette because the memory is full.

  • Page 55

    Labeling a cassette Erasing all the data in cassette memory You can erase all the data in cassette memory at once. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Press MENU to display the menu settings. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select then press the dial.

  • Page 56: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape By Title - Title Search

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – Title search If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can search for the boundaries of recorded tape by title. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Before operation Set CM SEARCH to ON in the menu settings. (The default setting is ON.) (1) Set the POWER switch to ON.

  • Page 57

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – Title search If you use a tape without cassette memory You cannot superimpose or search a title. If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions The title search function may not work correctly. To superimpose a title See page 44.

  • Page 58: Searching A Recording By Date - Date Search

    Searching a recording by date – Date search You can automatically search for the point where the recording date recorded by the camcorder changes and start playback from that point (Date search). Use a tape with cassette memory for convenience. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.

  • Page 59

    Searching a recording by date – Date search DA T E S E ARCH SEP / 5 / 0 2 SEARCH SEP / 6 / 0 2 MODE DEC / 2 4 / 0 2 J AN / 1 / 0 3 F EB / 1 1 / 0 3 APR / 2 9 / 0 3 >...

  • Page 60: Date Search

    Searching a recording by date – Date search Searching for the date without using cassette memory (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Press MENU to display the menu settings. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CM SEARCH to OFF, then press the dial.

  • Page 61: Searching For A Photo - Photo Search/photo Scan

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/ Photo scan You can search for a still image you have recorded on a tape recorded by the camcorder (photo search). Use a tape with cassette memory for convenience. You can also search for still images one after another and display each image for five seconds automatically regardless of cassette memory (photo scan).

  • Page 62

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan SEARCH MODE [a] Actual point you are trying to search for [b] Present point on the tape To stop searching Press x. Note (GV-D1000E only) The indicator displays “5/ 9/02 17:30” Searching for a photo without using cassette memory (1) Set the POWER switch to ON.

  • Page 63

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan Scanning photo (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly until the PHOTO SCAN indicator appears. The indicator changes as follows: DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH no indicator T PHOTO SCAN (3) Press .

  • Page 64: To Display The Screen Indicators - Display Function

    To display the screen indicators – Display function When you play back tapes recorded by your VCR, you can check the recording date/time. Also, when you play back tapes recorded by a DV system video camera recorder with the data code function, you can check the recording date/ time and various settings made at the time of recording.

  • Page 65

    To display the screen indicators – Display function To display the date/time and various settings Use the Remote Commander for this operation Your VCR automatically records not only images on the tape but also the recording data (date/ time or various settings when recorded) (Data code).

  • Page 66

    To display the screen indicators – Display function Note (GV-D1000E only) The date indicator displays “4 7 2002”. Date/time You can check the date indicator in record mode. Various settings Various settings are the camcorder’s information when you have recorded. When you use the data code function, bars (-- -- --) appear if: –...

  • Page 67: Editing

    — Editing — Dubbing a tape Using the A/V connecting cable You can dub or edit on another VCR connected to your VCR using your VCR as a player. Connect your VCR to the other (recording) VCR using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your VCR.

  • Page 68

    Dubbing a tape When you have finished dubbing a tape Press x on both the other (recording) VCR and your (playback) VCR. You can edit on VCRs that support the following systems: 8 mm, Hi8, VHS, S-VHS, VHSC, S-VHSC, Betamax, ED Betamax, mini DV, DV, or...

  • Page 69

    Dubbing a tape Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) to the DV jack of your VCR and to DV jack of the DV products. With digital- to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.

  • Page 70

    Dubbing a tape You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). See page 197 for more information about i.LINK. Pictures processed by the picture effect, the digital effect or PB ZOOM function Pictures processed by the picture effect, the digital effect or PB ZOOM function are not output through the DV jack.

  • Page 71: Dubbing Only Desired Scenes - Digital Program Editing (on Tapes)

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto a tape without operating the other (recording) VCR. Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programs. Your (playback) VCR can dub on “Memory Stick”s.

  • Page 72

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Notes •When you connect with the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable), you may not be able to perform the dubbing function correctly, depending on the other (recording) VCR. Set CONTROL to IR in the menu settings of your (playback) VCR.

  • Page 73

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Setting the IR SETUP code (1) Set the POWER switch to ON on your (playback) VCR. (2) Turn the power of the other (recording) VCR on, then set the input selector to LINE. When you connect a digital video camera recorder, set its POWER switch to VCR/ VTR.

  • Page 74

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) MENU VCR SET P EFFECT D EFFECT HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX A/V DV OUT RETURN [ MENU ] : END OTHERS DATA CODE WORLD TIME BEEP COMMANDER DISPLAY VIDEO EDIT RETURN [ MENU ] : END OTHERS...

  • Page 75

    VCR. Be sure to set the correct code, depending on the other (recording) VCR. The default setting is code number 3. – GV-D1000 Brand/ IR SETUP code/ Sony 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Admiral (M. Wards) 89 Aiwa 47, 54 ,80 Akai...

  • Page 76

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) – GV-D1000E Brand/ Sony Aiwa Akai Alba Amstrad Baird Blaupunkt Bush Clatronic Daewoo Ferguson Fisher Funai Goldstar Goodmans Grundig Hitachi ITT/Nokia Kendo Loewe Luxor Mark Matsui Mitsubishi * TV/VCR component/...

  • Page 77

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Setting the modes to cancel the recording pause on the other (recording) VCR (1) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select PAUSEMODE, then press the dial. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the mode to cancel recording pause on the other (recording) VCR, then press the dial.

  • Page 78

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Locate the infrared rays emitter of your (playback) VCR to face it towards the remote sensor of the other (recording) VCR. Set the devices more than 30 cm (12 in.) apart, and remove any obstacles between the devices.

  • Page 79

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) If the other (recording) VCR does not operate correctly •After checking the code in ”About the IR SETUP code”, set the IR SETUP or the PAUSEMODE again. •Place your (play back) VCR at least 30 cm (12 in.) away from the other (recording) VCR.

  • Page 80

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) MENU When you connect using the i.LINK (DV connecting cable) You cannot dub titles or display indicators. VCR SET P EFFECT D EFFECT HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX A/V DV OUT RETURN [ MENU ] : END OTHERS...

  • Page 81

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Step 3: Adjusting the synchronicity of the other (recording) VCR You can adjust the synchronicity of your (playback) VCR and the other (recording) VCR. First, eject the tape from your (playback) VCR. Have a pen and paper ready for notes.

  • Page 82

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) V I DEO ED I T ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST RETURN CUT - I N EXECUTE CUT -OUT I R SETUP ENGAGE PAUSEMODE REC PAUSE I R TEST RETUN [ MENU ] : END V I DEO ED I T...

  • Page 83

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Operation 1: Making the program (1) Prepare the power supply and insert the tape for playback into your (playback) VCR, and insert a tape for recording into the other (recording) VCR. (2) Press MENU to display the menu settings.

  • Page 84

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) MENU V I D EO E D I T MA R K UNDO E R A S E A L L S T A R T E D I T T O T A L S C E N E [ ME NU ] : E ND...

  • Page 85

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Erasing the program you have set Erase OUT first and then IN from the last program. (1) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select UNDO, then press the dial. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select EXECUTE, then press the dial.

  • Page 86

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) Operation 2: Performing a Digital program editing (dubbing a tape) Make sure your VCR and the other VCR are connected, and that the other VCR is set to recording pause. When you use the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) this procedure are not necessary.

  • Page 87

    Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) You cannot record on the VCR when: – The tape has run out. – The write-protect tab on the cassette is set to lock. – The IR SETUP code is not correct (when IR is selected).

  • Page 88: Using With An Analog Video Unit And Your Computer - Signal Convert Function

    Using with an analog video unit and your computer – Signal convert function You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to your computer which has the i.LINK (DV) jack via your VCR. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Press MENU to display the menu setting.

  • Page 89

    Using with an analog video unit and your computer – Signal convert function Notes •You need to install software which can exchange video signals. •Depending on the condition of the analog video signals, the computer may not be able to output images correctly when you convert analog video signals into digital video signals via your VCR.

  • Page 90: Inserting A Scene From The Other Vcr - Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from the other VCR – Insert Editing You can insert a new scene and sound from the other (playback) VCR onto your originally recorded tape by specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.

  • Page 91

    Inserting a scene from the other VCR – Insert Editing (1) Set the POWER switch to ON on your (recording) VCR. (2) On the other (playback) VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then press PAUSE to set the other (playback) VCR to the playback pause mode.

  • Page 92

    Your VCR works in the commander mode VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your VCR from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the commander code VTR...

  • Page 93: Audio Dubbing

    Audio dubbing You can dub additional sound on your recorded tape by specifying starting and ending points. The original sound will not be erased. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Do not connect the video (yellow) plug. AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT : Signal flow / Adding audio on a recorded tape...

  • Page 94

    Audio dubbing Notes on audio dubbing •Additional audio cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the 16-bit mode (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz). •Additional audio cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the LP mode. •You cannot add audio with the DV jack.

  • Page 95

    Audio dubbing Monitoring the new recorded sound To play back the sound Adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the additional audio (ST2) by selecting AUDIO MIX in in the menu settings (p. 108). Five minutes after you disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack, the setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only.

  • Page 96: Viewing Images Recorded On Tapes On Your Computer (windows User Only)

    •Installing the USB driver (p. 98). •Installing “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” (p. 102). •Capturing images with “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” (p. 103). Recommended computer environment Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home...

  • Page 97

    Viewing images recorded on tapes on your computer (Windows user only) Display: 4 MB VRAM video card, Minimum 800 High color (16 bit color, 65,000 colors), Direct Draw display driver capability (At 800 600 dot or less, 256 colors and less, this product will not operate correctly.) Others: This product is compatible with DirectX...

  • Page 98

    Viewing images recorded on tapes on your computer (Windows user only) Installing the USB driver Before connecting your VCR to your computer, install the USB driver to the computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for viewing images on the CD-ROM supplied with your VCR.

  • Page 99

    Set the CD-ROM on the CD-ROM driver then select “Browse...” t “My Computer” t “ImageMixer” t “sonyhcb.sys”, and click the “OK” button. The installation is completed, preceed to Installing “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” on page 102. (USB) jack/ USB cable (supplied)/...

  • Page 100

    Viewing images recorded on tapes on your computer (Windows user only) If you cannot install the USB driver The USB driver has been registered incorrectly as your computer was connected to your VCR before installing the USB driver. Perform the following procedure to correctly install the USB driver.

  • Page 101

    Viewing images recorded on tapes on your computer (Windows user only) 5 Select the devices underlined in the illustrations below, and delete them. Windows 98 SE Windows 2000 Professional 6 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), and then disconnect the USB cable. 7 Reboot your computer.

  • Page 102

    (Windows user only) Installing “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” Install “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” to your computer. “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” is contained on the CD-ROM supplied with your VCR. You can enjoy viewing the images esily on your VCR using your computer with “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony”.

  • Page 103

    (6) Select “Start” t “Program” t “Pixela” t “ImageMixer” t “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” on Windows. (7) Click on the left of the display. The “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” startup screen appears on your computer. USB cable (supplied)/ (USB) jack/...

  • Page 104

    Viewing images recorded on tapes on your computer (Windows user only) (8) Click Preview window (9) Press H on your VCR. The images recorded on the tape appear on the preview window. Capturing images Still: Capturing still image Preview window (1) Click (2) Click at the point you want to capture,...

  • Page 105

    Viewing images recorded on tapes on your computer (Windows user only) (1) Click (2) Click at the beginning point you want to capture while monitoring the preview window. (3) Click at the ending point you want to capture while monitoring the preview window.

  • Page 106

    “ImageMixer’s Manual” screen. If you have any questions about “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony is trademark of PIXELA corporation. Refer to the information web site at: “http://www.imagemixer.com”. Note on using your computer...

  • Page 107: Customizing Your Vcr

    — Customizing Your VCR — Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial. The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item, and then the mode.

  • Page 108

    Changing the menu settings To make the menu display disappear Press MENU again. This manual refers to selecting and deciding upon items by the above procedure as “Select and decide upon [(item name)] in Icon name in Menu.” Menu items are displayed as the following icons: VCR SET LCD SET...

  • Page 109

    Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode A/VtDV OUT z OFF NTSC PB z ON PAL TV (GV-D1000E only) NTSC 4.43 LCD B. L. z BRT NORMAL BRIGHT LCD COLOR —— (GV-D1000) LCD COLOUR (GV-D1000E) STILL QLTY z FINE STANDARD MOVIE SET IMAGESIZE z 320 z AUTO...

  • Page 110

    Changing the menu settings Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode PROTECT z OFF SLIDE SHOW —— PHOTO SAVE —— DELETE ALL —— FORMAT z RETURN TITLE —— TITLEERASE —— TITLE DSPL z ON CM SEARCH z ON TAPE TITLE —— ERASE ALL ——...

  • Page 111

    VCR. When you play back the tape on other camcorders or VCRs, noise may occur in pictures or sound. •When you record in the LP mode, we recommend using a Sony Excellence/Master cassette so that you can get the most out of your VCR.

  • Page 112

    To activate your VCR with a Remote Commander supplied with your VCR. To activate your VCR with a Remote Commander supplied with a Sony product. For details, refer to “Playing back a tape” (p. 28). To deactivate the Remote Commander to avoid remote control misoperation caused by another VCR’s remote control...

  • Page 113

    P EFFECT —— D EFFECT —— HiFi SOUND z STEREO AUDIO MIX ——...

  • Page 114

    A/VtDV OUT z OFF NTSC PB z ON PAL TV NTSC 4.43 LCD B. L. z BRT NORMAL BRIGHT LCD COLOR —— (GV-D1000) LCD-COLOUR (GV-D1000E) STILL QLTY z FINE STANDARD MOVIE SET IMAGESIZE z 320 z AUTO REMAIN PRINT MARK z OFF •...

  • Page 115

    PROTECT z OFF SLIDE SHOW —— PHOTO SAVE —— DELETE ALL —— FORMAT z RETURN TITLE —— TITLEERASE —— TITLE DSPL z ON CM SEARCH z ON TAPE TITLE —— ERASE ALL ——...

  • Page 116

    REC MODE z SP AUDIO MODE z 12BIT 16BIT z AUTO qREMAIN CLOCK SET —— LTR SIZE z NORMAL DEMO MODE z OFF • •...

  • Page 117

    DATA CODE z DATE/CAM DATE WORLD TIME —— BEEP z MELODY NORMAL COMMANDER z VTR2 VTR1–6 DISPLAY z LCD V-OUT/LCD VIDEO EDIT z RETURN TAPE MEMORY...

  • Page 118: Memory Stick" Operations

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction You can record and play back images on a “Memory Stick” (optional) with your VCR. You can easily play back, record or delete images. You can exchange image data with other equipment such as your computer etc., using the USB cable for “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 119

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Using a “Memory Stick” Write-protect tab/ •You cannot record or erase images when the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK. •The position and shape of the write-protect tab may be different depending on the model. •We recommend backing up important data on the hard disk of your computer.

  • Page 120

    VCR (p. 110). However, formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick.” •“Memory Stick” and Sony Corporation. •Windows and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 121

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Inserting a “Memory Stick” Insert a “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the b mark facing as illustrated. “Memory Stick” Access lamp/ Ejecting a “Memory Stick” Press the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 122

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction About quality mode You can select image quality mode in still image recording. The default setting is FINE. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Press MENU, then select and decide upon STILL QLTY in EXEC dial (p.

  • Page 123

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Image quality settings Setting Meaning FINE (FINE) Use this mode when you want to record high quality images. The image is compressed to about 1/6. STANDARD This is the standard image quality. (STD) The image is compressed to about 1/10.

  • Page 124

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction About the image size In record mode Still images: 640 480. Moving pictures: 320 240 or 160 112 You can select the image size in the menu setting. (The default setting is 320 240.) In playback modes Still image : 1360...

  • Page 125

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction MENU Maximum recording time of moving pictures/ Image size/ MEMOR Y S E T S T I L L Q L T Y MOVI E SET PRINT MARK PROTECT SLIDE SHOW PHOTO SAVE DELETE ALL FORMAT RETURN [ ME N U ] : E N D...

  • Page 126

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Approximate number of still images you can record on a “Memory Stick” The number of images you can record varies depending on which image quality you select and the complexity of the subject. 4MB (optional) 8MB (optional) 16MB (optional) 32MB (optional)

  • Page 127: Recording An Image From A Tape As A Still Image

    Recording an image from a tape as a still image Your VCR can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.” Your VCR can also take in moving picture data through the input connector and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.”...

  • Page 128

    Recording an image from a tape as a still image Image size of still images Image size is automatically set to 640 480. When the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not move or subject the unit to vibration or physical shock.

  • Page 129

    Recording an image from a tape as a still image Recording a still image from other equipment (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program. The image of the other equipment is displayed on the screen.

  • Page 130

    Recording an image from a tape as a still image Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) : Signal flow/ Note The “ ” may flash in the following instances. If this happens, eject and insert “Memory Stick” again, to avoid distorted images. –...

  • Page 131: Recording A Picture From A Tape As A Moving Picture

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Your VCR can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a moving picture on a “Memory Stick.” Your VCR can also take in moving picture data through the input connector and record it as a moving picture on a “Memory Stick.”...

  • Page 132

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Notes •Sound recorded in 48 kHz is converted to one in 32 kHz when recording images from a tape to “Memory Stick”s. •Sound recorded in stereo is converted to monaural sound when recording from tapes. When the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not move or subject your VCR to vibration or physical shock.

  • Page 133

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Recording a moving picture from other equipment (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Play back the recorded tape, or turn the TV on to see the desired program. The image of the other equipment is displayed on the screen.

  • Page 134

    Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) : Signal flow/ Note The “ ” may flash in the following instances. If this happens, eject and insert “Memory Stick” again, to avoid distorted images. –...

  • Page 135: Recording Edited Pictures As A Moving Picture - Digital Program Editing (on "memory Stick"s)

    Recording edited pictures as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto “Memory Stick”s. Making the program (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Insert the tape for playback, and a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 136

    Recording edited pictures as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) MENU V I D EO E D I T MA R K UNDO E R A S E A L L S T A R T T O T A L [ ME NU ] : E ND Erasing the program you have set...

  • Page 137

    Recording edited pictures as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) Erasing all programs (1) Select and decide upon VIDEO EDIT, then select and decide upon MEMORY with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. (2) Select and decide upon ERASE ALL, then select and decide upon EXECUTE with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.

  • Page 138

    Recording edited pictures as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) Performing the program (Dubbing a “Memory Stick”) (1) Select and decide upon VIDEO EDIT in the menu settings, then select and decide upon MEMORY with the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. (2) Select and decide upon START, then select and decide upon EXECUTE with the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial.

  • Page 139

    Recording edited pictures as a moving picture – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) NOT READY appears on the screen when: – The program to operate the Digital program editing has not been made. – The “Memory Stick” is not inserted. –...

  • Page 140: Copying Still Images From A Tape - Photo Save

    Copying still images from a tape – Photo save Using the search function, you can automatically take in only still images from tapes and record them on a “Memory Stick” in sequence. Before operation •Insert a recorded tape into your VCR and rewind the tape.

  • Page 141

    Copying still images from a tape – Photo save To stop copying Press MENU. When the memory of the “Memory Stick” is full MEMORY FULL appears on the screen, and copying stops. Insert another “Memory Stick” and repeat the procedure from step 2. Image size of still images Image size is automatically set to 640 480.

  • Page 142: Viewing A Still Image - Memory Photo Playback

    Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback You can play back still images recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play back six images including moving pictures in numerical order at one time by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 143

    Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Notes on the file name •The directory number may not be displayed and only the file name may be displayed if the structure of the directory does not conform to the DCF standard. •“...

  • Page 144

    Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Screen indicators during still image playback [a] Data Directory Number, File Number [b] Image number/Total number of recorded images [c] Print mark [d] Protect [e] Recording data Note (GV-D1000E only) The date indicator displays ”4 7 2002”. Recording data When you press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander, you can see the recording data...

  • Page 145

    Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback Playing back six recorded images at a time (index screen) You can play back six recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Press MEMORY INDEX to display the index screen.

  • Page 146

    Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback To return to the normal playback screen (single screen) Press MEMORY +/– to move the B mark to the image you want to display on full screen, then press MEMORY PLAY. Note When displaying the index screen, a number appears above each image.

  • Page 147: Viewing A Moving Picture - Mpeg Movie Playback

    Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback You can play back moving pictures recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play back six images including still images in numerical order at one time by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 148

    Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback Note You may not be able to play back images with your VCR: – when playing back image data modified on your computer. – when playing back image data shot with other equipment.

  • Page 149

    Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback Screen indicators during moving picture playback [a] Data directory number/File number [b] Image size [c] Picture number/Total number of recorded pictures [d] Memory playback [e] Protect [f] Recording date/time. (Various settings are displayed as “– – –”.) Note (GV-D1000E only) The date indicator displays ”4 7 2002”.

  • Page 150: Viewing Images Recorded On "memory Stick"s On Your Computer

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer You can view data recorded on the “Memory Stick” using your computer. Note Data recorded on the “Memory Stick” is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications that support these file formats are installed on your computer.

  • Page 151

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer For Windows users Recommended Windows environment Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me or Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP HomeEdition, Windows XP Professional standard installation is required. However, operation is not assured if the above environment is an upgraded OS.

  • Page 152

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer (2) Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The application software screen appears. (3) Set the cursor on “USB Driver” and click. USB driver installation starts. (4) Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.

  • Page 153

    “System”, and click “Device Manager”. 5 Select “Other devices”. Select the device prefixed with the (?) mark and delete. Ex: (?)Sony Handycam 6 Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), and then disconnect the USB cable. 7 Restart your computer.

  • Page 154

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer Viewing images on Windows An application such as Windows Media Player capable of playing back MPEG pictures must be installed (to play back moving pictures). (1) Set the USB MODE switch to (MEMORY STICK).

  • Page 155

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer Desired file type/ Still image/ Moving picture*/ * Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is recommended. If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick,”...

  • Page 156

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer Image file storage destinations and image files Image files are grouped in folders by file storage format. The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.

  • Page 157

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer For Macintosh users Recommended Macintosh environment OS: Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1) standard installation is required. However, note that the update to Mac OS 9.0/9.1 should be used for the following models. •iMac with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation and a slot loading type CD-ROM drive •iBook or Power Mac G4 with the Mac OS 8.6...

  • Page 158

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer (4) Click USB Driver to open the folder containing the six files related to “Driver.” (5) Select all six files, and drag and drop them into the System folder. Then click “OK” after the message appears. (6) Restart your computer.

  • Page 159

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer Viewing images on Macintosh QuickTime 3.0 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures). (1) Set the USB MODE switch to (MEMORY STICK). The default setting is VCR. (2) Turn on the power of your computer and allow Mac OS to load.

  • Page 160

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer Desired file type/ Still image/ Moving picture*/ * Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is recommended. If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick,”...

  • Page 161

    Viewing images recorded on “Memory Stick”s on your computer Notes on using your computer “Memory Stick” •“Memory Stick” operations on your VCR cannot be assured if a “Memory Stick” formatted on your computer is used on your VCR, or if the “Memory Stick” in your VCR was formatted from your computer when the USB cable was connected.

  • Page 162: Copying The Image Recorded On "memory Stick"s To Tapes

    Copying the image recorded on “Memory Stick”s to tapes You can copy images recorded on a “Memory Stick” and record them to a tape. Before operation •Insert a tape for recording into your VCR. •Insert a “Memory Stick” into your VCR. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON.

  • Page 163

    Copying the image recorded on “Memory Stick”s to tapes During copying You cannot operate the following buttons: – MEMORY PLAY – MEMORY INDEX – MEMORY DELETE – MEMORY +/– Note on the index screen You cannot record the index screen. Image data modified with your computer or shot with other equipment You may not be able to copy them with your...

  • Page 164: Enlarging Still Images Recorded On "memory Stick"s - Memory Pb Zoom

    Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s – Memory PB ZOOM You can enlarge still images recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can select and view the desired part from the enlarged still image. Also you can copy the desired part of the enlarged still image to tapes or “Memory Stick”s.

  • Page 165

    Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s – Memory PB ZOOM PB ZOOM To cancel the PB ZOOM function Press PB ZOOM. In the PB ZOOM mode The digital effect function does not work. The PB ZOOM function is canceled when the following buttons are pressed: –...

  • Page 166: Playing Back Images In A Continuous Loop - Slide Show

    Playing back images in a continuous loop – SLIDE SHOW You can automatically play back images in sequence. This function is useful especially when checking recorded images or during a presentation. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your VCR. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON.

  • Page 167

    Playing back images in a continuous loop – SLIDE SHOW To view the recorded images on TV Connect your VCR to a TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your VCR before operation. If you change the “Memory Stick” during operation The slide show does not operate.

  • Page 168: Preventing Accidental Erasure - Image Protection

    Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your VCR. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Play back the image you want to protect. (3) Press MENU, then select and decide upon PROTECT in with the SEL/PUSH EXEC...

  • Page 169: Deleting Images

    Deleting images You can delete images stored in a “Memory Stick.” You can delete all images or selected images. Deleting selected images Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your VCR. (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) Play back the image to be deleted. (3) Press MEMORY DELETE.

  • Page 170

    Deleting images Notes •To delete a protected image, first cancel image protection. •Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images to be deleted carefully before deleting them. If the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK You cannot delete images.

  • Page 171

    Deleting images MENU To cancel deleting all the images in the “Memory Stick” Select and decide upon RETURN with the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial in step 4. While DELETING is displayed Do not set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) or press any buttons.

  • Page 172: Writing A Print Mark - Print Mark

    Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK You can specify the recorded still image to print out by writing marks. This function is useful for printing out still images later. Your VCR conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard for specifying the still images to be printed out.

  • Page 173

    Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK If the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK You cannot write print marks on still images. Moving pictures You cannot write print marks on moving pictures. While the file name is flashing You cannot write a print mark on the still image.

  • Page 174: Troubleshooting

    If you run into any problem using your VCR, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or a local authorized Sony service facility. If “C:ss:ss” appears on the screen, the self-diagnosis display function is activated.

  • Page 175

    Type of trouble and their solutions In the playback and recording modes Symptom The power does not turn on. You cannot record. The battery pack is quickly discharged. The battery remaining indicator does not indicate the correct time. The power goes off although the battery remaining indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate.

  • Page 176

    Type of trouble and their solutions Symptom The % and Z indicators flash and no functions except for cassette ejection work. indicator does not appear when using a tape with cassette memory. Remaining tape indicator is not displayed. Cause and/or Corrective Actions •...

  • Page 177

    Type of trouble and their solutions When operating using the “Memory Stick” Symptom The “Memory Stick” does not function. Recording does not function. The image cannot be deleted. You cannot format the “Memory Stick”. Deletion of all the images cannot be carried out.

  • Page 178

    Check the connection and set the input selector on the other VCR again (p. 67, 69). • The VCR is connected to DV equipment other than Sony’s using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). c Set it to IR (p. 73).

  • Page 179

    • The battery pack is not properly installed. c Install it properly (p. 15). • Something is wrong with the battery pack. c Please contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The USB cable was connected before installation of the USB driver was completed.

  • Page 180: Self-diagnosis Display

    After reconnecting the power source, operate your VCR. • A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred. c Contact your Sony dealer or a local authorized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code (example: E:61:10).

  • Page 181: Warning Indicators And Messages

    English Warning indicators and messages If the indicators on the screen flash, check the following: See the page in parentheses ”( )” for more information. : You can hear the beep sound when BEEP is set to MELODY/NORMAL in the menu settings. : The POWER ON/CHARGE lamp flashes green.

  • Page 182

    Eject the cassette, turn off your VCR, and leave if for one hour with the cassette compartment open. q; Some other trouble has occurred. Disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or a local authorized facility. qa No “Memory Stick” has been inserted.

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    E:61:ss E:62:ss ss ss • E:ss:ss C:21:00...

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    CLOCK SET C O P Y I N H I B I T C:31:00 NO TAPE CLEANING CASSETTE M E M O R Y S T I C K TAPE END C:21:00...

  • Page 192: Additional Information

    — Additional Information — Usable cassettes Selecting cassette types You can use the mini DV cassette only*. You cannot use any other Digital8, VHS, S-VHS, DV cassette. * There are two types of mini DV cassettes: those with cassette memory and those without cassette memory.

  • Page 193

    Usable cassettes When you play back (GV-D1000E only) Playing back an NTSC-recorded tape You can play back tapes recorded in the NTSC video system on the screen, if the tape is recorded in the SP mode. Copyright signal When you play back Using any other VCR, you cannot record on a tape that has recorded a copyright control signals for copyright protection of software which is...

  • Page 194

    Usable cassettes When you play back a dual sound track tape When you play back a dual sound track tape recorded in a stereo system, set HiFi SOUND to the desired mode in the menu settings (p. 108). Sound from speaker HiFi Sound Playing back Playing back a dual Mode a stereo tape sound track tape...

  • Page 195: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between the battery pack and the AC power adaptor. The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the operating conditions of your VCR, and displays the remaining battery time in minutes.

  • Page 196

    About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack Remaining battery time indicator •If power goes off although the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate, charge the battery pack fully again so that the indication on the remaining battery time indicator is correct.

  • Page 197: About I.link

    About the Name “i.LINK” i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. IEEE 1394 is an international standard set by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

  • Page 198

    DV jacks see page 34 and 69. This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV) compatible equipment made by SONY (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment. Before connecting this unit to a personal...

  • Page 199: Using Your Vcr Abroad

    Using your VCR abroad Using your VCR abroad You can use your VCR in any country or area with the AC power adaptor supplied with your VCR within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].

  • Page 200: Simple Setting Of Clock By Time Difference

    Using your VCR abroad Simple setting of clock by time difference You can easily set the clock to a local time abroad by setting the time difference. Select WORLD TIME in the menu settings. See page 112 for more information.

  • Page 201: Moisture Condensation

    Maintenance information and precautions Moisture condensation If your VCR is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your VCR, on the surface of the tape, or on the heads. If this occurs, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged, or your VCR may not operate correctly.

  • Page 202: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Maintenance information and precautions Maintenance information Cleaning the video heads To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads regularly. The video head may be dirty when: •mosaic-pattern noise appears on the playback picture. •playback pictures intermittently freeze. •playback pictures do not appear.

  • Page 203

    Maintenance information and precautions Charging the built-in rechargeable battery Your VCR comes with a built-in rechargeable battery installed so as to retain the date and time, etc., regardless of the setting of the POWER switch. The built-in rechargeable battery is always charged as long as you are using your VCR.

  • Page 204

    •If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your VCR and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. •Handle your VCR property, and do not subject it to mechanical shock.

  • Page 205

    Maintenance information and precautions VCR care •Remove the tape, and periodically turn on the power and play back a tape for about three minutes when your VCR is not to be used for a long time. •Clean the VCR body with a dry soft cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution.

  • Page 206

    Maintenance information and precautions Battery pack •Use only the specified charger or video equipment with the charging function. •To prevent an accidental short circuit, do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery terminals. •Keep the battery pack away from fire. •Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 60°C (140°F), such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.

  • Page 207: Specifications

    English Specifications – GV-D1000 System Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Usable cassette Mini DV cassette with the mark printed...

  • Page 208

    Specifications – GV-D1000E System Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal PAL colour, CCIR standards Usable cassette Mini DV cassette with the mark printed...

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  • Page 211: Quick Reference

    — Quick Reference — Identifying the parts and controls 1 PUSH OPEN v button (p. 19) 2 LCD panel 3 USB MODE switch (p. 99, 103, 151, 157) (USB) jack (p. 98, 103, 151, 152, 157, 158) 5 DC IN jack (p. 14, 16) 6 Battery mounting surface (p.

  • Page 212

    Identifying the parts and controls qs VOLUME buttons (p. 23) qd DISPLAY button (p. 23) qf Memory recording operation buttons PHOTO button (p. 127, 140) MPEG button (p. 131) frame (–) button (p. 25, 26) qg c qh y SLOW button (p. 25) qj H PLAY button (p.

  • Page 213

    Identifying the parts and controls wj Stereo speakers wk i (headphones) jack (p. 26) wl S VIDEO IN jack (p. 32, 88, 129, 133) e; AUDIO L/R OUT jacks (p. 30, 67) ea VIDEO OUT jack (p. 30, 67) es S VIDEO OUT jack (p. 30, 67)

  • Page 214

    Identifying the parts and controls ed LCD screen ef EJECT knob (p. 22) eg Cassette compartment (p. 22) eh “Memory Stick” access lamp (p. 121) ej “Memory Stick” Slot (p. 121) ek Remote sensor Aim a Remote Commander (supplied) here for remote control.

  • Page 215: Remote Commander

    Identifying the parts and controls Remote Commander VCR and Remote Commander buttons that share the same name, also share the same function. 1 PHOTO button (p. 127, 140) 2 DISPLAY button (p. 64) 3 Memory control buttons (p. 142) 4 SEARCH MODE button (p. 56, 58, 61) 5 Video control buttons (p.

  • Page 216

    Commander codes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your VCR from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation between different units. If you use another Sony VCR in the VTR 2 commander code, we recommend changing the commander code or covering the...

  • Page 217

    Identifying the parts and controls Operation indicators LCD screen 1 Recording mode (p. 111) 2 Cassette memory (p. 192) 3 Remaining battery time 4 Picture effect (p. 36)/Digital effect (p. 38) 5 Warning (p. 181) 6 LCD bright (p. 23)/Volume (p. 23)/Data code (p.

  • Page 218

    Identifying the parts and controls About the time code A time code is recorded on the tape for easy scene search. Your VCR records the time code during recording. Press DISPLAY to check the time code. Hour, minutes, seconds, and frames appear on the LCD screen or on the TV screen.

  • Page 219: Index

    English Index AC power adaptor ... 14, 16 Audio dubbing ... 93 AUDIO MIX ... 108 AUDIO MODE ... 111 A/V connecting cable ... 30, 32, 67, 88, 93, 129, 133 A/V converting cable ... 32, 88, 93, 129, 133 Battery pack ...

  • Page 220

    *307257112* Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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