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Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product.
Before use
Model Information
Parts and controls
Parts and controls (front/top)
Parts and controls (LCD monitor)
Parts and controls (side)
Parts and controls (back/bottom)
Screen indicators
Recording formats available with this product and their features
Getting started
Supplied items
Power source preparations
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  • Page 1 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your product. Before use Model Information Parts and controls Parts and controls (front/top) Parts and controls (LCD monitor) Parts and controls (side)
  • Page 2 Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Charging the battery pack using your computer Turning the power on Using this product supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket) Initial setting Preparing a memory card Inserting a memory card Types of memory card you can use with this product Recording...
  • Page 3 Creating a highlight movie About Highlight Movie Maker Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker Adding a highlight point during recording Playing highlight movies Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) Editing images from the playback screen Notes on editing Deleting the selected images Deleting by date...
  • Page 4 Disconnecting this product from the computer About the dedicated software for this product Creating a Blu-ray disc Saving images on an external media device Notes on use of the USB external hard disk Saving images on an USB external hard disk device Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device Playing back images in the USB external hard disk device on this product Deleting images in the USB external hard disk device...
  • Page 5 Editing images recorded with several cameras List of menu items Setting up menu items How to use the keyboard Shooting Mode Movie Photo Time-lapse Capture Smooth Slow Recording (Smth Slw REC) Golf Shot High Speed REC Camera/Mic White Balance Spot Meter/Fcs Spot Meter Spot Focus Exposure...
  • Page 6 SteadyShot (Photo) Digital Zoom Filter/Protector Auto Back Light Manual Ring Setting (models with the viewfinder) NIGHTSHOT Light (models with viewfinder) Face Detection Smile Shutter Smile Sensitivity Flash (Only when connecting an external flash) Flash Level (Only when connecting an external flash) Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash) My Voice Canceling Blt-in Zoom Mic...
  • Page 7 Wireless Ctrl with Smartphone Multi Camera Control Send to Smartphone Send to Computer View on TV Airplane Mode Multi Camera Ctrl Set WPS Push Access point settings Edit Device Name Disp MAC Address SSID/PW Reset Network Info Reset Playback Function Event View Edit/Copy Delete...
  • Page 8 Volume Motion Interval ADJ Download Music (Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) Empty Music (Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) TC/UB (Time code/User bit) TV Type HDMI Resolution CTRL FOR HDMI USB Connect USB Connect Setting USB LUN Setting Beep Monitor Brightness REC Lamp Remote Ctrl...
  • Page 9 Expected playback time with each battery pack Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for the internal memory Notes on recording movies Expected recording time of movies (models with the internal memory) Expected number of recordable photos (models with the internal memory) Expected movie recording time and number of recordable photos for memory cards Notes on recording movies Expected recording time of movies...
  • Page 10 Zoom magnifications Using this product after a long time Troubleshooting If you have problems Overall operations The power does not turn on. This product does not operate even when the power is set to on. The menu settings have been changed automatically. This product gets warm.
  • Page 11 Operations using the memory card cannot be performed. Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted. The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes. Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized. The data file cannot be copied from internal memory (models with the internal memory). Recording Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO does not record images.
  • Page 12 This product is not recognized by the computer. The same two movies are saved when I import movies to PlayMemories Home. Movies which have been deleted with this product are imported to PlayMemories Home. Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators Self-diagnosis display Warning Indicators 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 13 (1080 60i-compatible device) (1080 50i-compatible device) To confirm the model name of this product See the bottom of this product. A: Model name (FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60) Differences in functions Models with the internal memory: FDR-AX45/AX60 Models with the Viewfinder: FDR-AX60 Models with the NIGHTSHOT function: FDR-AX60...
  • Page 14 Screen indicators Expected recording time of movies (models with the internal memory) Expected number of recordable photos (models with the internal memory) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 15 (headphones) jack Multi interface shoe For details on compatible accessories of the Multi interface shoe, visit the Sony website in your area, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Operations with other manufacture’s accessories are not guaranteed.
  • Page 16 MANUAL ring (models with the Viewfinder) Manual functions can be assigned to the button and the ring. Lens (ZEISS lens) MANUAL button (models with the Viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 17 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Parts and controls (LCD monitor) LCD monitor/Touch panel If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD monitor with the screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 18 HDMI OUT jack Speaker (Shooting Mode) button (models with the Viewfinder) (Create highlight movies) button Creates highlight movies (MP4 movies) from movies you have recorded. (View Images) button NIGHTSHOT button (models with the Viewfinder) (ON/STANDBY) button 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 19 Attach a tripod (sold separately: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)). Depending on the specifications of the tripod, this product may not attach in the proper direction. BATT (battery) release lever Battery pack To fasten the grip belt 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 20 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Screen indicators The following indicators appear when you change the settings. On the left side of the screen ( MENU button Self-timer recording [Airplane Mode] set to [On] Fader [Face Detection] set to [Off]...
  • Page 21 Time-lapse settings Note Indicators and their positions are approximate and may differ from what you actually see. Some indicators may not appear, depending on the model. Related Topic Screen display on the Event View screen 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 22 Recording pixels: 1,920 × 1,080 dots Bit-rate: Max. 28 Mbps Feature: Allows you to save images on devices other than computers. Hint Bit-rate refers to the data amount recordable over a certain period of time. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 23 Power cord (mains lead) (1) Rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70A (1) When using this product while connected to a wall outlet (wall socket), such as while charging, make sure to attach the battery pack to this product. “Operating Guide” (1) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 24 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Attaching the battery pack Attach the battery pack to this product. Close the LCD monitor and retract the viewfinder (models with the Viewfinder), and then attach the battery pack ( Align the indentation on this product and projection on the battery pack, then slide the battery pack upwards.
  • Page 25 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 26 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Charge the battery pack using the supplied AC Adaptor. Attach the battery pack in advance. Close the LCD monitor. When the viewfinder (models with the Viewfinder) is pulled out, retract it.
  • Page 27 It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). Related Topic Charging time Expected recording time with each battery pack Expected playback time with each battery pack Using this product abroad 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 28 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Charging the battery pack using your computer Charge the battery pack by connecting this product and your computer with the micro USB cable. Attach the battery pack in advance. Close the LCD monitor.
  • Page 29 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 30 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Turning the power on Turn on this product. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. You can also turn on this product by pressing (ON/STANDBY) button or by pulling out the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder).
  • Page 31 Power Save 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 32 Make the same connections as shown in “Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor” to use this product. Even if the battery pack is attached, it will not be discharged. Related Topic Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Initial setting Set the language, date and time when using this product for the first time. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. Select the desired language, then select [Next].
  • Page 34 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 35 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Inserting a memory card Insert a memory card into this product. Open the cover and insert the memory card until it clicks. A: Access lamp B: Insert the card with the notched edge in the direction as illustrated.
  • Page 36 Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 37 Proper operation with all memory cards is not guaranteed. Contact the manufacturer of each memory card for the compatibility of memory cards other than Sony. When you use this product with the Memory Stick Micro media or microSD memory card, insert into a dedicated card adaptor and...
  • Page 38 Related Topic Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 39 If this product is not operated for a certain period, the power will turn off and the screen in the viewfinder will disappear. To display the screen again, retract the viewfinder and pull it out again to turn the power on. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 40 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Recording movies Record movies. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. You can also turn on this product by pressing (ON/STANDBY) button or by pulling out the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder).
  • Page 41 In the default setting, [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. Related Topic Grid Line Media Select (Models with the internal memory) Media Info Dual Video REC Expected recording time of movies (models with the internal memory) Expected recording time of movies 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Shooting photos Shoot photos. Open the LCD monitor of this product to turn the power on. You can also turn on this product by pressing (ON/STANDBY) button or by pulling out the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder).
  • Page 43 The media icon in the upper right of the LCD monitor is flashing Related Topic Capturing photos during movie recording (Dual Capture) Image Size Expected number of recordable photos (models with the internal memory) Expected number of recordable photos 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44 The MANUAL ring is not available while using the Multi Camera Control function. Related Topic Assigning frequently-used functions to the MANUAL button or MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) Exposure AE Shift Manual Ring Setting (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Assigning frequently-used functions to the MANUAL button or MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) You can register your desired functions to the MANUAL button or MANUAL ring. Press and hold the MANUAL button down for a few seconds.
  • Page 46 White Balance Shift 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 47 The minimum possible distance between this product and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto. Related Topic Digital Zoom Zoom magnifications 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 48 REC Mode] is set to [100Mbps When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K] and [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. Related Topic REC Mode Frame Rate Dual Video REC Picture Effect 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49 ), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side ( ), and then start recording. Hint A mirror-image of the subject appears on the LCD monitor, but the image will be normal when recorded. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 50 (Spotlight), (Low light), (Macro) Camera-shake detection: (Walk), (Tripod) Sound detection: (Auto Wind NR) Note This product may not detect the expected scene or subject, depending on the recording conditions. Related Topic Intelligent Auto is canceled. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51 You cannot decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie as expected. The [My Voice Canceling] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product. Related Topic My Voice Canceling 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 52 To cancel the Lock-on AF function, select Note While using the following functions, you cannot use [Lock-on AF]. NIGHTSHOT [Digital Zoom] File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K] and [Dual Video REC] is set to [On] 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 53 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Using the Time-lapse Capture function In the time-lapse capture mode, photos are taken sequentially at regular intervals. Open the LCD monitor of this product and turn the power on. You can also turn on this product by pressing the (ON/STANDBY) button or by pulling out the viewfinder (for models with a viewfinder).
  • Page 54 Related Topic Import and utilize images on your computer (PlayMemories Home) Time-lapse Capture 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 55 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen You can search for recorded images by date and time of recording (Event View). Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode.
  • Page 56 5 times - about 10 times - about 30 times - about 60 times. Select during pause to play movies slowly. To repeat Slideshow, select - [Slideshow Set] when is selected with the Switch Image Type button. Related Topic Send to Computer Protect 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 57 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Screen display on the Event View screen Explains items displayed on the Event View screen. Event View screen To the MENU screen Event name To the previous event To the movie/photo recording mode...
  • Page 58 Photo Note Displayed icons may differ, depending on the model. Hint Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time on an index screen are called “thumbnails.” Related Topic Event View 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 59 [On] is set). For details on the setting, see “ Dual Video REC .” Related Topic Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker Adding a highlight point during recording Playing highlight movies 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker A highlight movie is created by selecting MP4 movies that have recorded simultaneously with the movies. The created movies are in MP4 format and you can easily share them with your smartphone or other device.
  • Page 61 [Transition Speed] You can set the speed of the transition between scenes in the highlight movie. [Music] You can select your preferred background music for the highlight movie. [Audio mix] The balance of recorded sound and background music is adjusted. [Highlight Point] You can select scenes to be included in the highlight movie.
  • Page 62 Only MP4 movies that have recorded simultaneously. 24p movies can be recorded with [Dual Video REC], but cannot be used for highlight movies. Background music preinstalled on this product have officially been contracted between Sony and licensors. Movies containing the said background music are allowed for private use, duplication, distribution, or public transmission only when the said movies are intended for nonprofit purposes and without receiving any kind of consideration from the person to whom the said movies are presented to.
  • Page 63 [Dual Video REC], but cannot be used for highlight movies. Highlight points you set are not always used for the highlight movie. Related Topic About Highlight Movie Maker Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 64 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Playing highlight movies You can play movies created in the Highlight Movie Maker. Open the LCD monitor and press (View Images) to enter the playback mode. You can also operate by selecting (View Images) on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 65 Related Topic Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker Adding a highlight point during recording 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 66 An icon other than may be displayed depending on the [ File Format] setting and playback movie format setting. The format of a movie to be played or edited will be switched. Related Topic File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 67 Do not eject the memory card while deleting or dividing images saved on the memory card. Related Topic Import and utilize images on your computer (PlayMemories Home) Delete Dividing a movie 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Deleting the selected images Select and delete unnecessary images. Press the button on this product to enter the playback mode. On the Event View screen, select , and then select the movie format you want to delete.
  • Page 69 Format File Format Dividing a movie 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 70 [ File Format] setting and the movie playback format. - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete]. Select [All In Event]. Select the date you want to delete using , and then select Related Topic Format File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71 A slight difference may occur from the point where you select and the actual dividing point, as this product selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. An XAVC S movie or an MP4 movie cannot be divided. Related Topic File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 72 The recording date and time of captured photos are the same as the recording date and time of the movies. If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and time you captured from the movie. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73 You can capture photos from your favorite scene of a [Motion Shot Video] ([Photo Capture]). Related Topic Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Capturing a photo from a movie (models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) Motion Interval ADJ 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 74 ) on this product and to the HDMI input jack ( ) on the TV. Note Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV as well. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Enlarging a part of an XAVC S 4K movie on the screen during playback on TV (Trimming Playback) You can enlarge a desired part of the image while a movie recorded in [ XAVC S 4K] format is being played back on TV.
  • Page 76 When a movie recorded in XAVC S HD or AVCHD format is played back When only photos are played back The trimming playback frame may not appear if you touch the periphery of the playback screen. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Connecting this product to a high definition TV You can play images recorded in XAVC S or AVCHD movie format, in high definition image quality by connecting this product to a TV with an HDMI jack.
  • Page 78 If you do not want to display icons on the screen of the TV connected via HDMI, select - [Setup] - [ Connection], then set [CTRL FOR HDMI] to [Off]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79 To enjoy the 5.1ch surround sound of the movies recorded in 5.1ch sound, you need a device compatible with 5.1ch surround. When you connect this product with the supplied HDMI cable, the sound of movies recorded in 5.1ch sound is automatically output in 5.1ch sound. Related Topic Audio Mode File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80 The operation of BRAVIA Sync differs according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. If you turn off the TV, this product is turned off simultaneously. Related Topic CTRL FOR HDMI 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 81 This product is compatible with the Photo TV HD standard. Photo TV HD allows for highly-detailed, photo-like depiction of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony’s Photo TV HD-compatible devices using the HDMI cable(*), a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking HD quality.
  • Page 82 Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of this product to an external device HDMI OUT jack, as malfunction may result. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface to send both video/audio signals. The HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 83 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Enlarging a part of an XAVC S 4K movie on the screen during playback on TV (Trimming Playback) You can enlarge a desired part of the image while a movie recorded in [ XAVC S 4K] format is being played back on TV.
  • Page 84 When a movie recorded in XAVC S HD or AVCHD format is played back When only photos are played back The trimming playback frame may not appear if you touch the periphery of the playback screen. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85 (sold separately). Play a movie or a photo on this product. Note Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV as well. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source. Related Topic TV Type 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 86 Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device Creating a disc with a recorder Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87 E: Upload images to online services F: Play the imported images G: Share images on PlayMemories Online Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer PlayMemories Home can be downloaded from the following URL. http://www.sony.net/pm/ 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 88 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Checking the computer system You can check the system requirements for software at the following URL. http://www.sony.net/pcenv/ 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89 You may need to restart your computer. When prompted to restart, follow the on-screen instructions. Depending on the usage environment, DirectX can then be installed. Hint For details on PlayMemories Home, refer to the help of PlayMemories Home. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 90 If you use a Windows 7, Window 8.1 or Windows 10 computer, a disconnection icon may not be displayed. In this case, you can release the connection without performing the above operations. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 91 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 About the dedicated software for this product You can download the dedicated software from the Sony website. Windows: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/ Mac: http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/ Note The software that can be used with this product will differ, depending on the countries/regions.
  • Page 92 ] (1080 60i-compatible device) / [50p Quality ] (1080 50i-compatible device) image quality, you need a device that complies with the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format. You cannot save MP4 or XAVC S images onto a Blu-ray disc. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93 The following devices cannot be used as an external media device: ordinary disc drive such as CD or DVD drive media devices connected via a USB hub media devices with a built-in USB hub card reader 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94 This operation is available only when there are newly recorded images in this product. To disconnect the external media device, select while either Event View or Event Index is displayed. Related Topic Notes on use of the USB external hard disk 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95 If you want to copy images that have not yet been copied, select - [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy] while this product is connected to the external media device. Related Topic Notes on use of the USB external hard disk 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96 To play back the images saved on an external media device using your computer, select the drive that represents the external media device on the PlayMemories Home software, and then play movies. Related Topic Notes on use of the USB external hard disk TV Type 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97 Connect this product to the external media device using a USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately). A: USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately) Select [Play without copying.]. Select - [Edit/Copy] - [Delete], and then follow on-screen instructions to delete images. Related Topic Notes on use of the USB external hard disk 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 98 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Creating a disc with a recorder You can copy images on this product onto a disc or video casette. Connect this product to a disc recorder with an AV cable (sold separately).
  • Page 99 Related Topic Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Data Code TV Type 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 100 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 What you can do with the Wi-Fi function Explains what you can do using the Wi-Fi function of this product. Saving movies and photos to your computer Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet...
  • Page 101 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) Playing images on a TV (View on TV) Shooting with this product and other cameras with Multi Camera Control 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102 Install the application from the applications store for your smartphone. If Imaging Edge Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the application to the latest version. For details on Imaging Edge Mobile, visit the Imaging Edge Mobile support page (https://www.sony.net/iem/). 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 103 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Connecting to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet You can easily connect this product to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 104 Related Topic About the Imaging Edge Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 105 Connecting to your iPhone or iPad (by entering an SSID and password) About the Imaging Edge Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107 Enter the password displayed on this product. Related Topic About the Imaging Edge Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 108 Go back to Home and start up Imaging Edge Mobile. Related Topic About the Imaging Edge Mobile software Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 109 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander You can operate this product using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander. Install Imaging Edge Mobile on your smartphone.
  • Page 110 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 111 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) You can operate this product using your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander.
  • Page 112 About the Imaging Edge Mobile software Connecting to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Connecting to your smartphone or tablet using the QR Code Connecting to your smartphone or tablet (by entering an SSID and password) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 113 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transfer images to your smartphone or tablet. Install Imaging Edge Mobile on your smartphone. If Imaging Edge Mobile is already installed in your smartphone, update the software to the latest version.
  • Page 114 Connecting to your smartphone or tablet using the QR Code Connecting to your smartphone or tablet (by entering an SSID and password) Connecting to your iPhone or iPad (by entering an SSID and password) Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) Transfer images to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. Note Make sure that your smartphone is not in sleep mode and the screen is unlocked in advance.
  • Page 116 Connecting to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet Connecting to your smartphone or tablet using the QR Code Connecting to your smartphone or tablet (by entering an SSID and password) Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117 If you want to import images recorded on a memory card, insert the memory card to this product in advance (models with the internal memory). Importing movies and multiple still images may take time. Related Topic Access point settings WPS Push 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118 To enjoy viewing movies comfortably, use a wired network connection for your TV. Depending on the wireless network environment, movies may not be played smoothly. Depending on the settings of the recorded movie, it may not play smoothly. Related Topic Access point settings WPS Push 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Shooting with this product and other cameras with Multi Camera Control This function enables you to record images using this product and several Action Cams which support multi connection simultaneously by connecting them to Wi-Fi. You can also perform some basic operations of the connected cameras, such as configuring the settings, from this product.
  • Page 120 [Connect Device Swt] (displayed when one camera is connected) Disconnects the currently connected camera and selects another device. [Connect Device Reg] (displayed when several cameras are connected) Registers cameras that have not been registered before. [Shooting Mode] Selects the shooting mode of the connected camera (for one camera when only one camera is connected and for all cameras when several cameras are connected).
  • Page 121 (B) using the zoom lever of this product. Related Topic Connecting this product to one camera with Multi Camera Control (Single Connection) Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection) Editing images recorded with several cameras 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 122 Connecting this product to one camera with Multi Camera Control (Single Connection) You can connect this product with a single camera (Handycam or Action Cam) which have the Sony Wi-Fi function. By connecting via Wi-Fi, you can control that camera with this product.
  • Page 123 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection) You can connect this product with several Action Cams which support multi connection via Wi-Fi. By connecting via Wi- Fi, you can control those Action Cams with this product.
  • Page 124 Editing images recorded with several cameras 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125 To edit PinP clips, etc., you need to install PlayMemories Home on your computer. PlayMemories Home can be installed from the following URL. http://www.sony.net/pm/ Related Topic Checking the computer system Installing the PlayMemories Home software in your computer Send to Computer 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 126 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Setting up menu items This product has various menu items under each of 7 menu categories. Select Select a category. Select your desired menu item. Note Select to finish setting the menu or to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 127 Some menu items or settings are not available, depending on the settings of this product. When you select grayed out menu items or settings, this product displays the reason why you cannot select the menu item. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 128 Moves the cursor in the input box to the right or left. Delete Deletes the character preceding the cursor. Switches the next character to a capital or small letter. Finalizes the entry. To cancel text entry, select 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 129 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Movie You can select the movie recording mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Movie]. Related Topic Recording movies 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 130 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Photo You can select the photo shooting mode. - [Shooting Mode] - [Photo]. Related Topic Shooting photos 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 131 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Time-lapse Capture What is Time-lapse Capture? In Time-lapse Capture mode, photos are taken sequentially at regular intervals. From these photos, you can create a movie by using the application for computers PlayMemories Home.
  • Page 132 Part replacement due to excessive use may incur a charge. Related Topic Face Detection Flash (Only when connecting an external flash) Red Eye Reduction (Only when connecting an external flash) Power Save Import and utilize images on your computer (PlayMemories Home) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 133 XAVC S 4K] or [ XAVC S HD], this function is not available. REC Mode] will be set to [Standard ] automatically. Zoom magnification is up to 20 times. Related Topic REC Mode File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Golf Shot Divides 2 seconds of fast movement into frames which are then recorded as a movie and photos. You can view a series of movement when playing back, which is convenient in cases such as checking golf swing or tennis form.
  • Page 135 ] - [On], this product starts countdown of the timer after you press the START/STOP button. The point when the count reaches 0 is assumed as the moment of impact and motion before and after 0 is recorded. Related Topic Self-Timer REC Mode File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136 - [Shooting Mode] - [High Speed REC]. Note When you set [ File Format] to [ XAVC S 4K] or [ AVCHD], this function is not available. Zoom magnification is up to 20 times. Related Topic File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 137 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 White Balance You can adjust the color balance to the recording environment. - [ Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [White Balance] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items (Auto): The white balance is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 138 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 139 Touch the subject which you want to adjust the exposure and focus of. To adjust the brightness and focus automatically, select [Auto]. Note [Exposure] and [Focus] are automatically set to [Manual]. Related Topic Exposure Focus 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 140 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Spot Meter]. Touch the subject which you want to adjust the exposure. To return the setting to automatic exposure, select [Auto]. Note [Exposure] is automatically set to [Manual]. Related Topic Exposure 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 141 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Spot Focus]. Touch the subject which you want to adjust the focus. To adjust the focus automatically, select [Auto]. Note [Focus] is automatically set to [Manual]. Related Topic Focus 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 142 When you set [Exposure] to [Manual], setting of [IRIS] or [Shutter Speed] is changed to [Auto] even you have set them to [Manual]. Related Topic Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143 This product displays the focal distance information for a few seconds when [Focus] is set to [Manual] or when you set the focus manually. You can use this information as a guide when the subject is dark and focus adjustment is difficult. Related Topic Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 144 When you set [IRIS] to [Manual], setting of [Exposure] or [Shutter Speed] is changed to [Auto] even you have set them to [Manual]. Related Topic Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 145 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Shutter Speed You can shoot images with the Shutter Speed priority mode. You can express the movement of a moving subject in various way by adjusting the shutter speed. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Shutter Speed] - desired setting.
  • Page 146 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147 At a higher gain, the brightness becomes more appropriate in dim scenes, but the noise increases. At a lower gain, the noise decreases, but the shutter speed becomes slower to compensate for the lack of brightness, causing camera shake or subject blur. The selectable upper limit of [AGC Limit] differs depending on the shooting mode. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148 Related Topic Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 149 On ( and adjusted number): Adjust the white balance using when the images appear bluish, and when the images appear reddish. Related Topic Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 150 You can record bright color images, even in dim light. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Manual Settings] - [Low Lux] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off: The Low Lux function is not used. On ( ): The Low Lux function is used. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Scene Selection You can record images effectively in various situations. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Scene Selection] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items (Auto): Adjusts image quality automatically. (Night Scene)(*): Using a tripod (sold separately) allows you to shoot beautiful night scenes.
  • Page 152 Takes the vivid blue of the ocean or a lake. (Snow): Takes bright pictures of a white landscape. Adjusted to focus on subjects farther away only. Note If you set [Scene Selection], the following settings are canceled. White Balance IRIS Shutter Speed Cinematone 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 153 (High Contrast Mono.): Creates an intense, high-contrast image in black and white. Note When you select a [Picture Effect] item, the following functions are not available. Recording photos in the movie recording mode Some other functions 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154 When you switch this function on or off, the image will be paused temporarily. When [ Cinematone] is set to [On], the [Scene Selection] setting changes to [Auto]. When [ Cinematone] is set to [On], the [Picture Effect] setting changes to [Off]. Related Topic Picture Effect Scene Selection 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155 Black Fader( Fades in/out with the black effect. Images recorded using the [Black Fader] effect may appear dark on the index screen. A: Out B: In Note When you press START/STOP, the setting is cleared. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 156 Camera Settings] - [ Self-Timer] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off: Cancels the self-timer. On ( Starts the self-timer recording. To cancel the recording, select Hint The Self-Timer does operate in photo recording mode. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 157 XAVC S 4K] When the battery is low, the SteadyShot function stops. Change the battery pack if the remaining battery icon blinks, which is a sign that the battery needs to be changed. Related Topic Zoom magnifications 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 158 SteadyShot] to [Off] when using a tripod (sold separately), then the image becomes natural. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [ SteadyShot] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items The SteadyShot function is used. Off ( The SteadyShot function is not used. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159 You can select the maximum zoom level. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Digital Zoom] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off: Digital zoom cannot be used. 250: Up to 250 zoom is performed digitally. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 160 Camera Settings] - [Filter/Protector] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off : Does not use the Filter/Protector function. On ( ): Enables the Filter/Protector function. Note When [Filter/Protector] is set to [On], the SteadyShot function becomes slightly less effective. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161 This product adjusts the exposure for backlit subjects automatically. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [Auto Back Light] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items The exposure for backlit subjects is adjusted automatically. Off: Does not adjust the exposure for backlit subjects. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 162 Camera Settings] - [Manual Ring Setting] - desired setting. Menu items that you can set Zoom/Focus/Exposure/IRIS/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/White Balance Shift Related Topic Assigning frequently-used functions to the MANUAL button or MANUAL ring (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 163 When recording in a dark place with the NightShot function, you can change the infrared light setting. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Camera Settings] - [NIGHTSHOT Light] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items On : Emits infrared light. Off : Does not emit infrared light. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164 Recording conditions for better face detection performance are as follows. Shoot in a sufficiently bright place. The subject is not wearing glasses, a hat or mask. The subject faces directly towards the camera. Related Topic Recording the selected subject clearly (Lock-on AF) Smile Shutter 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 165 When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On] and [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K], faces cannot be detected. Smiles may not be detected depending on recording conditions, subject conditions, and the setting of this product. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 166 Sets the smile detection sensitivity for using the Smile Shutter function. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Face] - [Smile Sensitivity] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Big Smile: Detects a big smile. Normal Smile: Detects a normal smile. Slight Smile: Detects even a slight smile. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 167 Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens are accentuated by a flash, and they appear as white circular spots. To reduce this phenomenon, brighten the recording place and record the subject without a flash. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 168 Select the desired brightness when you record photos using an external flash (sold separately) compatible with this product. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Flash] - [Flash Level] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items High: Makes the flash level higher. Normal: Normal flash level Low: Makes the flash level lower. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169 Uses Red Eye Reduction to prevent redeye. Note The redeye reduction may not produce the desired effect due to individual differences and other conditions. The redeye function does not work with automatic recording by [Smile Shutter]. Related Topic Smile Shutter 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 170 Depending on the recording condition, you cannot decrease the voice volume of the person recording the movie as expected. The [My Voice Canceling] function does not activate while an external microphone is connected to this product. Related Topic Decreasing the voice volume of the person recording the movie (My Voice Canceling) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 171 The microphone does not record sound following zooming in or out. On ( The microphone records sound following zooming in or out. Note When you set [Audio Rec Level] to [Manual], [Blt-in Zoom Mic] is set to [Off] automatically. Related Topic Audio Rec Level 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 172 Reduces the wind noise. Note When you set [Auto Wind NR] to [Off], Intelligent Auto is set to [Off]. [Auto Wind NR] will not function while an external microphone is attached to this product. Related Topic Intelligent Auto 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 173 Records sound in 2ch stereo. Note [5.1ch Surround] is available when [ File Format] is set to [ AVCHD]. The recording sound format of XAVC S movies is automatically set to [2ch Stereo] and cannot be changed. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 174 When you are using a dedicated microphone that is connected with the Multi interface shoe, the recording level setting will be invalid, and you will not be able to adjust the recording level . After setting [My Voice Canceling] to [On], you cannot change the audio recording level anymore. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175 - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [My Button]. Select the menu item that you want to assign to a My Button using Select one of the My Buttons to which the menu item will be assigned. Select 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 176 Does not magnify images. Magnify images. Note Even though the image displayed on this product has been magnified, the recorded image is not magnified. The image that is output to an external device is not magnified. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177 Positioning the subject at the cross point of the grid lines makes a balanced composition. The lines are not recorded. The outer frame of grid lines shows the display area of a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178 The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are displayed. Always displays. The rec and zoom buttons on the LCD monitor are not displayed. Note You cannot change the setting of the icons or indicators on the LCD monitor while in playback mode. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179 (pedestal level) is set to 0 (%) and the maximum level (completely white level) is set to 100 (%). Note With a subject that exceeds a brightness level of 100 IRE, the image may become overexposed. Hint The zebra pattern will not be recorded with the image. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 180 Displays the enhanced outlines in red. (Yellow) Displays the enhanced outlines in yellow. Note The enhanced outlines may not appear in a dark location. Hint The enhanced outlines will not be recorded on the image. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 181 You can select whether or not to display the audio level meter. Shape of the audio level meter differs depending on the [Audio Mode] setting. - [Camera/Mic] - [ Shooting Assist] - [Audio Level Display] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Displays audio level meter. Off: Does not display the audio level meter. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182 ] can be set only when the [ Frame Rate] is set to [60p]. 1080 50i-compatible device: [50p Quality ] can be set only when the [ Frame Rate] is set to [50p]. Related Topic Frame Rate File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 183 1080 60i-compatible device 1080 50i-compatible device Note The media that the recorded images can be saved on will depend on the setting of [ REC Mode]. Related Topic REC Mode File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 185 Recording time will increase if [Off] is set, but highlight movies cannot be made by the Highlight Movie Maker. To delete MP4 movies that have recorded simultaneously, touch on the Event View screen and switch the movie format to be deleted to MP4. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186 Records HD (high definition) images in AVCHD format. This setting is suitable for watching on an HD (high definition) TV and Blu-ray disc recording. Both recording and playback switches. Related Topic REC Mode Frame Rate 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 187 The image size selected with this setting is also applied to photos taken by the Dual Capture function. The By Pixel Super Resolution technology is used for recording size L photos and size M photos (recorded by the Dual Capture function during AVCHD/XAVC S HD movie recording). 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188 - [Wireless] - [ Function] - [Ctrl with Smartphone]. Related Topic Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 189 Connecting this product to one camera with Multi Camera Control (Single Connection) Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection) Editing images recorded with several cameras Multi Camera Ctrl Set 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 190 Do not close the LCD monitor while transferring files. Transferring will be interrupted. Related Topic Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 191 - [Wireless] - [ Function] - [Send to Computer]. Note Do not close the LCD monitor while transferring files. Transferring will be interrupted. Related Topic Send to Computer 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192 TV you use. For details, refer to the instruction manuals of the TV. Press on this product to enter the playback mode. - [Wireless] - [ Function] - [View on TV]. Note Do not close the LCD monitor while transferring files. Transferring will be interrupted. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 193 When you board an airplane, you can deactivate the Wi-Fi function temporarily. - [Wireless] - [ Setting] - [Airplane Mode] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Off: Normal setting. On ( Use the setting when you are on board an airplane. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 194 Connecting this product to one camera with Multi Camera Control (Single Connection) Connecting this product to more than one camera with Multi Camera Control (Multi Connection) Editing images recorded with several cameras Multi Camera Control 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 195 Move this product or decrease the distance between this product and the access point. Related Topic Access point settings 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 196 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Access point settings You can register your access point manually. Before starting the procedure, check the SSID name, security mode, and password of the access point. The password may be preset in some devices. For details, see the access point operating instructions or contact the administrator.
  • Page 197 To give the registered access point priority, set [Priority Connection] to [On]. Hint For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.” Related Topic WPS Push How to use the keyboard 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 198 Setting] - [Edit Device Name]. Select the input box, input the device name, and then select Hint For input method, see “How to use the keyboard.” Related Topic Access point settings How to use the keyboard 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 199 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Disp MAC Address Display the MAC address of this product. - [Wireless] - [ Setting] - [Disp MAC Address]. The MAC address is displayed. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 200 Using your smartphone or tablet as a wireless remote commander using the NFC function (NFC one-touch remote) Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet Transferring movies (MP4) and photos to your smartphone or tablet using the NFC function (NFC one-touch sharing) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 201 In addition to the SSID/password, you can also reset the information of the access point and [Single Connection] of [Multi Camera Ctrl Set], etc. - [Wireless] - [ Setting] - [Network Info Reset]. Note After resetting the connection information, you must set the smartphone or the access point again. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202 Event View You can play back recorded images by date of recording (Event View). - [Playback Function]. Related Topic Playing movies and photos from the Event View screen Screen display on the Event View screen 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 203 HD/AVCHD), repeat steps 1 to 3 for each movie you want to delete. To delete MP4 format movies, switch the playback movie format of to MP4 in step 2, and proceed to step 3. Related Topic Deleting the selected images Deleting by date File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 204 You can remove the protection from all images in the selected date at one time. Select the date you want to remove the protection using , and then select Note You cannot select multiple dates. Related Topic File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 205 Hint For details on highlight movie creation, see the related topics below. Related Topic Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker Adding a highlight point during recording Playing highlight movies 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 206 You cannot copy XAVC S format movies stored on the internal memory (models with the internal memory) of the camcorder to the SDHC memory card. Related Topic Repair Img. DB F. Media Select (Models with the internal memory) Saving images on an USB external hard disk device Frame Rate 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 207 - [Edit/Copy] - [Direct Copy]. Note You can perform this operation when this product is connected to a USB external hard disk. Related Topic Saving the desired images in this product to the external media device 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 208 You cannot select a different recording medium for movies and for photos. Related Topic Screen indicators Expected recording time of movies (models with the internal memory) Expected recording time of movies Expected number of recordable photos (models with the internal memory) Expected number of recordable photos 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 209 Media Settings] - [Media Info] - recording medium you want to display. Note Since there is a management file area, the used space is not displayed as 0% even if you perform [Format]. Related Topic Media Select (Models with the internal memory) Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210 Disconnect the AC Adaptor. Remove the battery pack. Hint Perform [Empty] to prevent data on the internal memory from being recovered. (Models with the internal memory) Related Topic Protect Empty (Models with the internal memory) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211 Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor. Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation. If you stop performing [Empty] while [Executing...] appears, be sure to complete the operation by performing [Format] or [Empty] before you use this product next time. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212 Media Settings] - [Repair Img. DB F.] - desired recording medium, and select Note Formatting may not be possible if battery is low. Charge the battery pack or change it to a charged one. It is recommended to use the AC adaptor. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 213 Reset: Assigns file numbers in sequence, following the largest file number existing on the recording medium. When the memory card is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for each memory card. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 214 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Data Code During playback, this product displays the information recorded automatically at the time of recording. You can check the following information. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Data Code] - desired setting.
  • Page 215 The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect this product to a TV. Depending on the recording media condition, [-- -- --] may appear. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 216 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Volume You can adjust the volume of playback sound. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Volume] - adjust the volume using 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 217 Adjusts the residual image intervals of a motion shot video. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Motion Interval ADJ]. Adjust the setting value of the residual image intervals with Select Related Topic Viewing trajectory of a moving object (Motion Shot Video) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 218 Download Music (Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) You can transfer music files from audio CDs etc., to this product by connecting this product to a computer. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Download Music]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 219 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Empty Music (Models with the USB IN/OUT jacks) You can delete all music files stored on this product. - [Setup] - [ Playback Settings] - [Empty Music]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 220 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 TC/UB (Time code/User bit) You can record the time code (TC) and user bit (UB) as the data attached to images. What is the time code? Time code is the function that assists advanced image editing by recording hours/minutes/seconds/ frames on image data through the time that progresses while recording.
  • Page 221 Frame Rate is set to [24p]. The time code or user bit are not recorded on MP4 movies recorded simultaneously when [Dual Video REC]] is set to [On]. Related Topic Frame Rate Initialize Dual Video REC 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 222 A: Images recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode 4:3: Select this to view your movies and photos on a 4:3 standard TV. A: Images recorded in 16:9 (wide) mode B: Images recorded in 4:3 mode 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 223 Outputs the 1080p signal. 4K movies are down-converted to HD before outputting. 1080i: Outputs the 1080i signal. 4K movies are down-converted to HD before outputting. 720p: Outputs the 720p signal. 4K movies are down-converted to HD before outputting. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 224 Off: Does not operate this product using the TV’s Remote Commander. Note If you do not want to display icons on the screen of the TV connected via HDMI, set [CTRL FOR HDMI] to [Off]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 225 FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 USB Connect Select this item if a USB connection does not start even when you connect this product to an external device with the USB Cable. - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB Connect]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 226 If the “Device Stage*” window does not open when you connect this product to a computer equipped with Windows 7 or Windows 8, set [USB Connect Setting] to [Auto]. “Device Stage” is a menu of Windows 7 or Windows 8, that is used to manage devices (camcorder, camera, etc.) that are connected to the computer. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 227 - [Setup] - [ Connection] - [USB LUN Setting] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Multi: Use this setting for ordinary operations. Single: Try this setting only if you cannot connect to an external device. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 228 You can turn on or off the melody which sounds when you start/stop recording, or operate this product. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Beep] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items A melody sounds. Off: Cancels the melody. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 229 Normal setting (normal brightness). Bright: Select this when the LCD monitor is not bright enough. This adjustment does not affect the recorded images in any way. When using the AC Adaptor, [Monitor Brightness] is set to [Bright] automatically. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 230 You can make the camera recording lamp on the front of this product not to turn on. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [REC Lamp] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items The camera recording lamp lights up. Off: The camera recording lamp does not light up. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 231 - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Remote Ctrl] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Select this when you use the supplied Wireless Remote Commander. Off: Select this when you do not use supplied Wireless Remote Commander. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 232 General Settings] - [Power ON w/monitor] - desired setting. Descriptions of menu items Turns on/off this product when opening/closing the LCD monitor. Off: Select this setting when you want to close the LCD monitor during recording. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 233 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Language Setting You can select the language to be used on the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Language Setting] - desired language. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 234 The movie recording format is limited to 24p, so you can select from the XAVC S 4K, XAVC S HD and AVCHD formats. Depending on the connected TV, images may not be played back normally because the video signal output from this product is in the NTSC format. You cannot set [ Frame Rate]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 235 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Cancel 24p Mode (1080 50i-compatible device) Return the system to 50i mode by canceling 24p mode. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Cancel 24p Mode] - 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 236 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Battery Info You can check the estimated remaining capacity of the battery pack. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Battery Info]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 237 15 seconds. This product turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute. Off: The backlight of the LCD monitor is always on brightly. This product does not turn off automatically. Note This setting works only when using the battery pack. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 238 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Initialize All the settings return to the default. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Initialize] - Hint Even if you use this function, all movies and photos are retained. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 239 The movie is saved on the internal memory (models with the internal memory). The movie is recorded in the XAVC S 4K format. When you operate this product during the demonstration playback, it will be suspended. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 240 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Version You can display the software version of this product. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Version]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 241 You can select the order of year, month and day displayed. Daylight Savings/Summer Time: Sets the summertime. The clock is set to move the time forward 1 hour. Date & Time: You can set the clock. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 242 You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Select your local area when using this product in other time zones. - [Setup] - [ Clock Settings] - [Area Setting] - [Home] - desired setting. Hint You can set another place as a [Destination]. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 243 The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging this product at a temperature of 25 ˚C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F). 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 244 Times measured when using this product at 25 ˚C (77 °F). 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C (50 °F to 86 °F) is recommended. The recording and playback time will be shorter, depending on the conditions under which you use this product, such as when use this product in low temperatures. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 245 When playing with the viewfinder without opening the LCD monitor (models with the viewfinder) The continuous playback time that recorded by the default setting is as follows. File Format]: [ XAVC S 4K] Frame Rate]: [30p] REC Mode]: [60Mbps [Dual Video REC]: [On] 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 246 This product uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall recording time. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 247 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Expected recording time of movies (models with the internal memory) The expected recording time when saving on the internal memory is shown as follows. In the default setting of this product, [Dual Video REC] is set to [On].
  • Page 248 If you want to record up to the maximum recording time, you need to delete the demonstration movie on this product (Demonstration movies may not be installed depending on the model). Related Topic Notes on recording movies 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 249 FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Expected number of recordable photos (models with the internal memory) The expected number of images you can save on the internal memory is shown as follows. You can record a maximum 40000 photos collectively. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 250 This product uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit-rate, and this reduces the overall recording time. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 251 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Expected recording time of movies The following are expected maximum recordable time of total movie files which can be recorded on the memory card formatted by this product. The recordable time may vary depending on the recording condition and the memory card.
  • Page 252 99 h 45 1080 60i-compatible device 1080 50i-compatible device Note When using a Sony memory card. When recording AVCHD movies with [Audio Mode] set to [5.1ch Surround]. The maximum continuous recording time for a movie is approximately 13 hours. Related Topic...
  • Page 253 LCD monitor during recording. The number of recordable photos of memory card may vary depending on the recording conditions. The unique image processing system of Sony’s BIONZ X allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 254 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Bit-rate and recording pixels The following list shows the bit-rate, pixels and aspect ratio of each recording mode for movies (movie + audio, etc.). XAVC S 4K When [ REC Mode] is set to [100Mbps Approx.
  • Page 255 Related Topic Notes on recording movies 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 256 2,880 × 2,160 dots/4:3 (*) 1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 640 × 480 dots/4:3 (*) Not available for Dual Capture Capturing a photo from a movie: 1,920 × 1,080 dots/16:9 3,840 × 2,160 dots/16:9 (XAVC S 4K) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 257 Hint As the AVCHD format uses a compression coding technology, the picture may be disturbed in scenes where picture, field angles or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not a malfunction. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 258 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 About the memory card A memory card formatted by a computer (Windows OS/Mac OS) is not guaranteed to be compatible with this product. Data read/write speed may vary depending on the combination of the memory card and memory card compliant product you use.
  • Page 259 All the data saved will be lost. * The exFAT is a file system that is used for SDXC memory cards. Related Topic Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 260 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack This product operates only with an InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs. InfoLITHIUM V series battery packs have the mark. What is an InfoLITHIUM battery pack? An InfoLITHIUM battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between this product and an AC Adaptor/charger (sold separately).
  • Page 261 Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If the interval between charges becomes significantly short, the battery pack may need to be replaced with a new one. Each battery’s life depends on storage, operating and environmental conditions. Related Topic Power Save 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 262 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 On use and care On recording Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems. Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be provided, even if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of this product, recording media, etc.
  • Page 263 Do not let your product get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your product gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your product and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further.
  • Page 264 When an external microphone (sold separately) is connected, it takes precedence over the built-in microphone. ZEISS lens This product is equipped with a ZEISS lens, which was developed jointly by ZEISS, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF(*) measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a ZEISS lens.
  • Page 265 When this product is connected to other devices through a USB connection and the power of this product is turned on, do not close the LCD monitor. The image data that has been recorded may be lost. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 266 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Notes on optional accessories We recommend using genuine Sony accessories. Genuine Sony accessories may not be available in some countries/regions. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 267 When you bring this product from a cold place into a warm place, put this product in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour). 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 268 It is recommended that you perform [Empty] to prevent the recovery of your data. For the network related information on this product, perform [ Network Info Reset] to reset the connection information. Related Topic Format Network Info Reset 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 269 Also, when you dispose of the memory card, it is recommended that you destroy the actual body of the memory card. Related Topic Format Delete 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 270 If you wipe the LCD monitor strongly with a tissue, etc., the coating of the LCD monitor may be scratched. If the LCD monitor becomes dirty with fingerprints or dust, it is recommended that you gently remove those from the screen then clean it with a soft cloth, etc. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 271 Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, chemical cloths, insect repellent, insecticide and sunscreen Handling this product with the above substances on your hands Leaving this product in contact with rubber or vinyl objects for a long period of time 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 272 When the lens is exposed to salty air such as at the seaside Store in a well-ventilated location subject to little dirt or dust. To prevent mold, periodically clean and store the lens as described above. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 273 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Using this product abroad Power supply You can use this product in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with this product within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range. You can also charge the battery pack.
  • Page 274 Related Topic Viewing images on a 4K TV Connecting this product to a high definition TV Connecting this product to a non-high-definition TV Area Setting Date & Time Setting 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 275 XAVC S and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. PlayMemories Home, the PlayMemories Home logo, PlayMemories Online, the PlayMemories Online logo, Imaging Edge Mobile and the Imaging Edge Mobile logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Memory Stick, , Memory Stick Duo,...
  • Page 276 We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. About copies of licenses (in English) Establish a Mass Storage connection between this product and a computer, and read the files in the “LICENSE” folder in “PMHOME.” 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 277 When recording a movie with SteadyShot set to [Intelligent Active] 40 times When recording a movie or photo with SteadyShot set to [Standard] or [Off] 20 times When [Digital Zoom] is set to [250x] 250 times Related Topic Zooming 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 278 It may be required to change the movie format to view images recorded in the past. For details, see “Playing MP4 Movies ( HD movie) (switching the movie format).” Related Topic Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 279 (Models with the internal memory) data. During repair, we may check a minimum amount of data stored on the internal memory (Models with the internal memory) in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Related Topic...
  • Page 280 The plug of the AC Adaptor has been disconnected from a wall outlet (wall socket). Connect it to a wall outlet (wall socket). Related Topic Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 281 Disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it after about 1 minute. Related Topic Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 282 While Intelligent Auto is active, some menu settings related to image quality will be changed automatically. The following menu items return to the default settings when you switch between movie recording, photo recording and playback modes. Fader] Self-Timer] Related Topic Fader Self-Timer 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 283 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 This product gets warm. Camera body and battery may get warm with use – this is normal. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 284 A rattling noise is heard when this product is shaken. If no noise is heard when this product is turned on and is in movie/photo recording mode, the noise is produced by the movement of the internal lens. This is not a malfunction. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 285 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Intelligent Auto is canceled. The Intelligent Auto setting is canceled if you change the following settings: Time-lapse Capture [Smth Slw REC] [Golf Shot] [High Speed REC] [White Balance] [Spot Meter/Fcs] [Spot Meter]...
  • Page 286 Auto Back Light Face Detection Auto Wind NR 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 287 Event View screen to change the movie format and delete the file you want to delete. If [Dual Video REC] is set to [Off], highlight movies are not created. Related Topic Screen display on the Event View screen Delete 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 288 In the default setting, this product turns itself off when no operations are performed for more than about 2 minutes ([Power Save]). Change the setting of [Power Save], or turn on the power again. Charge the battery pack. Related Topic Power Save Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 289 Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly. Connect the power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet (wall socket) properly. The battery charge is completed. Related Topic Attaching the battery pack Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 290 If the temperature of the battery pack is too high or too low, you may not be able to charge it. Attach the charged battery pack to this product correctly. If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from a wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 291 The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one. The indicated remaining battery power may not be correct depending on the environment in which this product is used. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 292 The ambient temperature is too high or low. This is normal. The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 293 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Menu items are grayed out. You cannot select grayed out items in the current recording/playback situation. There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 294 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The buttons do not appear on the LCD monitor. Touch the LCD monitor lightly. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 295 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The buttons on the LCD monitor quickly disappear. If you set [Display Setting] to [On], the buttons do not disappear from the LCD monitor while in recording mode. Related Topic Display Setting 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 296 FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 There are dots in the shape of a grid on the monitor. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process of the monitor and do not affect the recording in any way. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 297 In the default setting, the backlight of the LCD monitor turns off automatically if you do not attempt to operate this product for more than about 1 minute ([Power Save]). Related Topic Display Setting Power Save 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 298 First open the LCD monitor 90 degrees to this product ( ), and then adjust the angle ( You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. - [Setup] - [ General Settings] - [Monitor Brightness] - [Bright]. Related Topic Display Setting Monitor Brightness 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 299 The image in the viewfinder is not clear (models with the viewfinder). Move the viewfinder lens adjustment dial until the image appears clearly. Related Topic Adjusting the angle of the viewfinder for easier viewing (models with the viewfinder) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 300 The image in the viewfinder is no-longer displayed (models with the viewfinder). Close the LCD monitor. Even if the viewfinder is pulled out, no image is displayed in the viewfinder when the LCD monitor is open. Related Topic Turning the power on 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 301 When recording movies with [ REC Mode] is set to [60Mbps When recording movies in XAVC S HD format (when the [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S HD]). Related Topic Format File Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 302 Images stored on the memory card cannot be deleted. The maximum number of images that you can delete on the index screen at one time is 100. You cannot delete the protected images. Related Topic Protect 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 303 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The data file name is not indicated correctly or flashes. The file is damaged. The file format is not supported by this product. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 304 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Images cannot be played back or the memory card is not recognized. The playback device does not support the playing back of memory cards. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 305 Memory card will not be recognized by this product unless it is inserted straight in the correct direction. You cannot copy XAVC S format movies stored on the internal memory of the camcorder to the microSDHC memory card. Related Topic Format Copy 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 306 This product is recording the image you have just shot on the recording media. You cannot make new recording during this period. The recording media is full. Delete unnecessary images. Total number of movie scenes or photos exceeds the recordable capacity of this product. Delete unnecessary images. Related Topic Delete 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 307 SteadyShot] is set to [Intelligent Active], you cannot record photos in the movie recording mode. Related Topic Smooth Slow Recording (Smth Slw REC) Golf Shot High Speed REC Fader REC Mode Frame Rate Picture Effect Dual Video REC 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 308 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The access lamp remains lit or flashing even if recording has stopped. This product is recording the scene you have just shot on the memory card. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 309 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The imaging field looks different. The imaging field may look different depending on the condition of this product. This is not a malfunction. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 310 The actual recording time for movies is less than the expected recording time of the recording media. Depending on the recording conditions, the time available for recording may be shorter, for example when recording a fast moving object, etc. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 311 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 This product stops recording. If you keep applying vibration on this product, recording may stop. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 312 On this product, there may be a slight time difference between the moment when you press START/STOP and when the actual movie recording starts/stops. This is not a malfunction. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 313 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The auto focus does not function. Set [Focus] to [Auto]. If auto focus does not lock to on the subject, adjust the focus manually. Related Topic Focus 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 314 (blinking battery icon) appears. Note You cannot set [Intelligent Active] during the following conditions. When [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. When [ File Format] is set to [ XAVC S 4K]. Related Topic SteadyShot (Photo) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 315 If you record and delete images repeatedly for a long time, the files on the recording media may become fragmented and images cannot be recorded or played back correctly. After backing up the images on other media, perform [Format] of the recording media on this product. Related Topic Format 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 316 This is called the focal plane phenomenon. This is not a malfunction. Because of the way the image device (CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the subjects passing by the lens rapidly might appear crooked depending on the recording conditions. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 317 Horizontal stripes may appear on the LCD monitor when recording images under a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, mercury lamp, or LED light. You may be able to improve the situation by adjusting the shutter speed. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 318 [Monitor Brightness] cannot be set. You cannot set [Monitor Brightness] when: The LCD monitor is closed on this product with the LCD monitor facing out. The power is supplied from the AC Adaptor. Related Topic Monitor Brightness 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 319 The sound will be recorded correctly by restoring the microphone connection at the start of movie recording. If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be recorded. Related Topic Audio Rec Level 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 320 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Photos are recorded automatically. When [Smile Shutter] is set to [Dual Capture] or [Always On], photos are recorded automatically when this product detects a smile. Related Topic Smile Shutter 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 321 24p) you set when recording. If not, you cannot play the movie, and a thumbnail does not appear on the LCD monitor (1080 60i-compatible device). Related Topic Media Select (Models with the internal memory) Playing MP4 movies (HD movie) (switching the movie format) Frame Rate File Format Repair Img. DB F. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 322 You may not be able to play back photos if you have changed file or folder names, or have edited the data on a computer. (The file name flashes in that case.) This is not a malfunction. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 323 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The movie freezes. Photos which were recorded while recording a movie are played back. In the default setting, movies and photos are played back continuously. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 324 You removed the AC Adaptor or the battery pack while the recording media icon at the top right corner of the screen is lit, or before the access lamp is turned off after recording. This may damage your image data and displayed. Related Topic Repair Img. DB F. Delete 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 325 If you turn the volume down to the minimum level by adjusting in [Audio Rec Level], the sound of movies cannot be recorded. Sounds are not recorded while shooting with [Smth Slw REC] or [Golf Shot]. Related Topic Volume Audio Rec Level 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 326 This happens when sound recorded in 5.1ch surround is converted to 2ch (normal stereo sound) by a computer or other device. This is not a malfunction. Record sound with [Audio Mode] set to [2ch Stereo]. Related Topic Import and utilize images on your computer (PlayMemories Home) Audio Mode 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 327 Depending on the signal conditions, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Move this product closer to the wireless access point. Depending on its setting, the wireless access point may not appear on this product. Refer to the instruction manual for the wireless access point for the correct settings. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 328 [WPS Push] does not work. Depending on the wireless access point setting, [WPS Push] may not be available. Confirm the password and SSID of the wireless access point to set [Access point settings]. Related Topic Access point settings 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 329 If the battery level is low, [Ctrl with Smartphone], [Send to Smartphone], [Send to Computer] or [View on TV] may terminate prematurely. Connect the AC Adaptor or charge the battery pack before use. Do not close the LCD monitor while copying/transferring files. Copying/transferring will be interrupted. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 330 To send a movie to your smartphone, be sure to record it in the MP4 format. Before shooting a movie to be transferred to a smartphone, set [Dual Video REC] to [On]. Do not close the LCD monitor while transferring files. Transferring will be interrupted. Related Topic Dual Video REC 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 331 The shooting screen does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. Depending on the signal conditions, communication between the smartphone and this product may not work correctly. Reduce the distance between this product and the smartphone. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 332 The shooting screen during Multi Camera Control does not display smoothly. The connection is cut off. Depending on the signal conditions, communication between the camera and this product may not work correctly. Reduce the distance between this product and the camera. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 333 Do not touch (N mark) on this product with 2 or more smartphones at the same time. When running another application that uses the NFC function on your smartphone, close the application. Related Topic Airplane Mode 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 334 A movie cannot be divided. The following movies cannot be divided. Movies that are too short XAVC S 4K and XAVC S HD movies MP4 movies Release the protection, and then divide. Related Topic Protect 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 335 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The demonstration movies cannot be deleted. (models with the internal memory) Release the protection, and then delete them. Demonstration movies may not be installed depending on the model. Related Topic Protect 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 336 Cannot create highlight movies with the Highlight Movie Maker. Check whether [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. For details on highlight movie creation, see ”Creating a highlight movie (MP4 format) with Highlight Movie Maker.” 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 337 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Neither image nor sound is played on the connected TV. Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 338 However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. It is recommended you record images using the outer frame of [Grid Line] as a guide. Related Topic Grid Line 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 339 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 The image appears distorted on the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. Set [TV Type] correctly and play back the image. Related Topic TV Type 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 340 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the LCD monitor of the 4:3 TV. This happens when viewing an image on a 4:3 TV. This is not a malfunction. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 341 An AV cable (sold separately) is not connected properly. Make sure that the cable is connected to the input jack of the device. Do not close the LCD monitor while copying files. Copying will be interrupted. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 342 PlayMemories Home cannot be installed. An Internet connection is required to install PlayMemories Home. Check the computer environment or installation procedure required to install PlayMemories Home. Related Topic Import and utilize images on your computer (PlayMemories Home) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 343 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 PlayMemories Home does not work correctly. Quit PlayMemories Home and restart your computer. Related Topic Import and utilize images on your computer (PlayMemories Home) 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 344 Disconnect all USB devices from the USB jack of your computer except the keyboard, mouse, and this product. Disconnect the micro USB cable from the computer and restart the computer, then connect the computer and this product again in the correct order. 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 345 Therefore, a movie remains in the memory even you delete a movie. (In the default setting, [On] is set.) Touch on the Event View screen to change the movie format and delete the file you want to delete. Related Topic Dual Video REC 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 346 If indicators appear on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder (models with the viewfinder), check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried to fix a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 347 XAVC S 4K] and [Dual Video REC] is set to [On]. Related Topic If you have problems Inserting a memory card Format About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack Repair Img. DB F. REC Mode Frame Rate Picture Effect 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 348 Help Guide Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-AX43/AX45/AX60 Warning Indicators If messages appear on the LCD monitor, follow the instructions. Cannot recognize the internal memory. Format and use again. (models with the internal memory) The internal memory of this product is set differently from the default format. Performing [Format] may enable you to use this product.
  • Page 349 Restoring data... If writing data onto the media of this product has failed, attempts will be automatically made to recover the data. Cannot recover data. Writing data onto the media of this product has failed. Attempts were made to recover the data, but they were unsuccessful.
  • Page 350 Delete Protect Copy Direct Copy 4-734-284-21(1) Copyright 2020 Sony Corporation...

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