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Digital Video Camera Recorder
Handycam Handbook
DCR-SR220
2008 Sony Corporation
3-287-845-11(1)
Enjoying your
camcorder
Getting Started
Recording/Playback 22
Editing
Utilizing recording
media
Customizing your
camcorder
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
Quick Reference
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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camera Recorder Handycam Handbook DCR-SR220 2008 Sony Corporation  3-287-845-11(1) Enjoying your camcorder Getting Started Recording/Playback 22 Editing Utilizing recording media Customizing your camcorder Troubleshooting Additional Information Quick Reference...
  • Page 2: Read This Before Operating Your Camcorder

    “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment. On using the camcorder Do not hold the camcorder by the following  parts, and also do not hold the camcorder by the jack covers. (“Memory Stick The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed ...
  • Page 3 About the Carl Zeiss lens Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and produces superior images. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality typical of a Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Page 4: Notes On Using The Hard Disk Drive Handycam

    VCR, or a DVD/HDD recorder (p. 47). Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder The hard disk of the camcorder may not be  recognized, or recording or playback may not be possible.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Deleting images ... 38 Capturing a still image from a movie ... 41 Dubbing/copying images to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with your camcorder ... 42 Dividing a movie ... 44 Creating the Playlist ... 45 Dubbing to other devices ... 47 Printing recorded still images (PictBridge compliant printer) ...
  • Page 6 ... 73 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 78 Warning indicators and messages ... 86 Additional Information Using your camcorder abroad ... 90 File/folder structure on the camcorder hard disk and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” ... 92 Maintenance and precautions ... 93 Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls ...
  • Page 7: Subject Examples And Solutions

    Checking your golf swing  SMTH SLW REC ..29 Capturing still images during movie recording  Dual Rec ..28 Flowers in close-up  PORTRAIT ..75  FOCUS ..73  TELE MACRO ...73 Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen  FOCUS ..73  SPOT FOCUS ...73 Getting a good shot of a ski slope or...
  • Page 8: Enjoying Your Camcorder

    Dubbing to other devices (p. 47)  Delete images. If the media of your camcorder is full, you cannot record new images. Delete the image data that has been saved on your computer or a disc. If you delete the images, you can record new images on the free media space again.
  • Page 9: Home" And " Option" - Taking Advantage Of Two Types Of Menus

    “ HOME” and “ - Taking advantage of two types of menus “ HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your camcorder Category  Categories and items of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category Item MOVIE* PHOTO* SMTH SLW REC...
  • Page 10 Using the HOME MENU While pressing the green button, turn the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on the power. (HOME)  (or ). Press (HOME)  (HOME)  Touch the desired category. Example: (OTHERS) category Touch the desired item.
  • Page 11 Touch the item you want to learn more about. When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen. To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO]. To deactivate the HELP Touch (HELP) again in step 2. Using the OPTION MENU Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functions available at that moment.
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. AC Adaptor (1) (p. 13) Power cord (Mains lead) (1) (p. 13) Handycam Station (1) (p.
  • Page 13: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) (p. 94) after attaching it to your camcorder.  Notes Your camcorder operates only with an  “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series). Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station.
  • Page 14 DC plug  Notes Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN  jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug. To remove the battery pack Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery) release lever and remove the battery pack.
  • Page 15 The power will not be supplied from the  battery as long as the AC Adaptor is connected to the DC IN jack of your camcorder or the Handycam Station, even when the power cord (mains lead) is disconnected from the wall outlet (wall socket).
  • Page 16 25°C (77 ˚F) (10°C to 30°C (50 ˚F to 86 ˚F) is recommended). The available recording and playback time will  be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The available recording and playback time will  be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder.
  • Page 17: Step 3: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time. If you do not set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder or change the POWER switch position.
  • Page 18: Changing The Language Setting

    To turn off the power Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).  Notes If you do not use your camcorder for about  3 months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets discharged and the date and time settings may be cleared from the memory. In that case, charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p.
  • Page 19: Step 4: Making Setting Adjustments Before Recording

    Step 4: Making setting adjustments before recording Adjusting the LCD panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (). 90 degrees to the camcorder 90 degrees (max.)
  • Page 20: Step 5: Selecting The Media

     Sony Corporation: 1 hour 20 minutes Check the number of recordable still images on  the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 105). (HOME)  Touch MEDIA) on the screen. Touch [MOVIE MEDIA SET] to select the media for movies, and touch [PHOTO MEDIA SET] to select the media for still images.
  • Page 21 [MEMORY STICK] has been selected as the media. For types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder, see page 2. Insert the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”  Open the Memory Stick Duo cover in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 22: Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback Recording and playback with ease (Easy Handycam operation) Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform recording or playback operations without detailed settings. It also makes the screen font size larger for easy viewing. The images are recorded on the selected media (p. 20). Recording movies Turn the POWER switch ...
  • Page 23 Playing back recorded movies/still images Turn the POWER switch  to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES)  (or ). Press The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.) HOME MENU Previous 6 images...
  • Page 24  Tips When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the [VISUAL  INDEX] screen. You can slow down the playback speed by touching  You can adjust the volume by touching   [VOLUME], then with Still images: Touch the tab and the still image to be played back.
  • Page 25: Recording

    If the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing after  recording is finished, it means data is still being written onto the media. Do not apply shock or vibration to your camcorder, and do not remove the battery or AC Adaptor. The maximum continuous recordable time is ...
  • Page 26 Recording movies Turn the POWER switch  until the (Movie) lamp lights up. Press START/STOP  (or ). [STBY]  [REC] To stop recording, press START/STOP again. Tips  For the recordable time and the number of  recordable images, see pages 58 and 60. You can record still images by pressing PHOTO ...
  • Page 27: Zooming

     zoom buttons on the LCD frame. The minimum possible distance between  camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto.
  • Page 28: Recording High Quality Still Images During Movie Recording (dual Rec)

     not operate your camcorder for a certain period during sleep mode. You can set the time that you want the camcorder to remain on before automatically turning off in sleep mode ([QUICK ON STBY], (p. 69)). Recording high quality still images...
  • Page 29: Recording In Mirror Mode

     (back light) again. Recording in mirror mode Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (). Tips  A mirror-image of the subject appears on the ...
  • Page 30: Playback

    Closes when an INDEX screen appears (HOME)  (HOME)  (VIEW IMAGES)  Turn the POWER switch  to turn on your camcorder. (VIEW IMAGES)  (or ). Press The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some seconds.)
  • Page 31 Start playback. Playing movies Touch the tab, and the movie to be played back. Returns (to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen) Beginning of the movie/ previous movie Stops (goes to the [VISUAL INDEX] screen) Tips  When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the [VISUAL ...
  • Page 32: Searching For Desired Scene By Pinpoint (film Roll Index)

    Select beforehand the media which contains the recorded movie you want to play back (p. 20). Turn the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press IMAGES). The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. Touch (Film Roll Index).
  • Page 33: Searching For Desired Images By Date (date Index)

    You cannot use the date index for still images  on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Turn the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder, and press IMAGES). The [VISUAL INDEX] screen appears on the LCD screen. To search for movies, touch the tab.
  • Page 34: Playing Back A Series Of Still Images (slide Show)

     Magnify the still image with T (Telephoto). The screen is framed.  Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame.  Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto). To cancel, touch Playing back a series of still images (Slide show) Touch...
  • Page 35: Playing The Image On A Tv

    Playing the image on a TV Connect your camcorder to the input jack of a TV or VCR using the A/V connecting cable  or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO . Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
  • Page 36 [OUTPUT SETTINGS]  [TV TYPE]  [16:9] or [4:3]   Notes When you connect your camcorder to a TV  compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system, set [TV TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode automatically. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.
  • Page 37: Saving Images

    You can save images recorded on the hard disk of your camcorder directly to a DVD with ease by pressing Saving images on a computer You can save images recorded on the camcorder on the hard disk of a computer. Creating a DVD with selected images You can save images imported to your computer on a DVD.
  • Page 38: Editing

    PRINT You can print still images on a connected PictBridge printer (p. 50). USB CONNECT You can connect the camcorder to a computer etc. via the USB cable (p. 92). See “Operating Guide” for connecting to the computer. Deleting images You can delete images recorded on the media using your camcorder.
  • Page 39 Touch the movie to be deleted. The selected image is marked with . Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm. Touch to return to the previous screen.  [YES]  Touch To delete all movies at one time DELETE ALL] ...
  • Page 40 To delete all the still images recorded on the same day at one time This function is available only when the internal hard disk is selected as the media.  Touch [ DELETE by date] in step 3.  Touch to select the recording date of the desired still images, then touch The still images recorded on the selected date...
  • Page 41: Capturing A Still Image From A Movie

    The movie pauses. Touch After the still image is saved on the media you selected, the camcorder returns to pause mode. To continue capturing Touch , then follow the steps 3 to 4.
  • Page 42: Dubbing/copying Images To A "memory Stick Pro Duo" With Your Camcorder

    Dubbing movies You can dub movies recorded on the hard disk of your camcorder to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into your camcorder before the operation.  Notes When you record a movie on a “Memory Stick ...
  • Page 43 Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” into your camcorder before the operation.  Notes Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet  (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during dubbing.
  • Page 44: Dividing A Movie

    A slight difference may occur from the point where you touch and the actual dividing point, as your camcorder selects the dividing point based on about half-second increments. If you divide the original movie, the movie added to the Playlist will also be divided.
  • Page 45: Creating The Playlist

     Notes Do not remove the battery pack or the AC  Adaptor from your camcorder while editing the Playlist. Also, do not remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” while editing movies on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” You cannot add still images to a Playlist.
  • Page 46 Touch the image from which you want to play back. The Playlist is played back from the selected image to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen. To erase unnecessary movies from the Playlist  Touch (HOME)  [PLAYLIST EDIT].
  • Page 47: Dubbing To Other Devices

    Dubbing to other devices Connecting with the A/V connecting cable You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.
  • Page 48 (p. 67). To record the date/time and camera settings data, display them on the screen (p. 64). When you are connecting your camcorder to a  monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,...
  • Page 49 Touch [ USB CONNECT] or [ CONNECT] according to the media on which the movie you want to dub is recorded. Operate the device to be connected, and start recording. For details, refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.
  • Page 50: Printing Recorded Still Images (pictbridge Compliant Printer)

    You can print out still images using a PictBridge compliant printer, without connecting the camcorder to a computer. Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor to obtain power from the wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 13). Turn on the printer.
  • Page 51 Press (VIEW IMAGES)  Remove your camcorder from the Handycam  Station Remove the USB cable from your camcorder,  the Handycam Station, or the printer Remove the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” from  your camcorder while printing still images...
  • Page 52: Utilizing Recording Media

    Utilizing recording media (MANAGE MEDIA) category This category enables you to use the hard disk or a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” for various purposes. (MANAGE MEDIA) category Item list MOVIE MEDIA SET You can select the media for movies (p. 20). PHOTO MEDIA SET You can select the media for still images (p.
  • Page 53: Deleting All Images (formatting)

    Deleting all images (Formatting) Formatting deletes all the images to recover recordable free space. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13).  Notes To avoid the loss of important images, you ...
  • Page 54: Preventing Data On The Hard Disk Of The Camcorder From Being Recovered

    EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the hard disk of the camcorder. In this way, it may become more difficult to recover any original data. When you dispose of or transfer the camcorder to others, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].
  • Page 55: Repairing The Image Database File

    (HOME)  Touch MEDIA)  [REPAIR IMG.DB F.]  [HDD] or [MEMORY STICK]. Touch [YES]. Your camcorder will check the management file. When mismatching is not found, touch to finish. Touch [YES]. When [Completed.] appears, touch ...
  • Page 56: (settings) Category Of The Home Indicators Displayed During Recording/menu

    Customizing your camcorder What you can do with the the HOME MENU You can change the recording functions and the operating settings for your convenience. Using the HOME MENU Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME). (HOME) (HOME) (SETTINGS) category Touch (SETTINGS).
  • Page 57: List Of The

    List of the (SETTINGS) category items MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 58) Items REC MODE AUDIO MODE NIGHTSHOT LIGHT WIDE SELECT DIGITAL ZOOM STEADYSHOT AUTO SLW SHUTTR GUIDEFRAME ZEBRA REMAINING SET FLASH MODE* FLASH LEVEL REDEYE REDUC FACE DETECTION INDEX SET* CONVERSION LENS PHOTO SETTINGS (p.
  • Page 58: Movie Settings

     Notes When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made  by Sony Corporation. The recordable time for movies varies depending on the recording conditions, [REC MODE], and the type of “Memory Stick.” If you record in LP mode, the quality of ...
  • Page 59  Notes Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers  or other objects. Remove the conversion lens (optional).  The maximum shooting distance using  [NIGHTSHOT LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet). WIDE SELECT When recording images, you can select the aspect ratio according to the TV connected.
  • Page 60 FLASH LEVEL You can set this function when you use the built-in flash, or an external flash (optional) that is compatible you’re your camcorder. HIGH ( Makes the flash level higher. (Movie)  NORMAL ( )
  • Page 61 Face icons and their meanings : This icon appears when the setting is [ON]. : This icon flashes when your camcorder detects a face. The icon stops flashing when the face is recorded in Face Index. : This icon appears when faces cannot be recorded in Face Index.
  • Page 62: Photo Settings

    (still) lamp is lit. When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” made  by Sony Corporation. The number of recordable still images varies depending on the recording conditions or type of “Memory Stick.” You can record up to 9,999 still images on the ...
  • Page 63 GUIDEFRAME See page 59. ZEBRA See page 59. FLASH MODE See page 60. FLASH LEVEL See page 60. REDEYE REDUC See page 60. FACE DETECTION See page 61. CONVERSION LENS See page 61.
  • Page 64: View Images Set

     The data code is displayed on the TV screen if  you connect your camcorder to a TV. The indicator toggles through the following  sequences as you press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] ...
  • Page 65 Thumbnail  Glossary (p. 107)  ZOOM LINK Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12) with the power zoom lever on your camcorder.* 6IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 6 images. 12IMAGES Displays thumbnails of 12 images. * You can operate with the zoom buttons on the LCD screen.
  • Page 66: Sound/disp Set

     NORMAL Standard brightness. BRIGHT Brightens the LCD screen.  Notes When you connect your camcorder to a wall  outlet (wall socket), [BRIGHT] is automatically selected for the setting. When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is  slightly reduced during recording.
  • Page 67: Output Settings

    OUTPUT SETTINGS (Items for when connecting other devices) Touch , then . If the item is not on the screen, touch to change the page. How to set (HOME) menu  page 56 (OPTION) menu  page 71 The default settings are marked with . TV TYPE See page 36.
  • Page 68: (items For When Connecting Other Devices) Clock/ Lang

    AREA SET You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Set your local area using using your camcorder in other time zones. Refer to the world time difference on page DST SET/SUMMERTIME You can change this setting without stopping the clock.
  • Page 69: General Set

    The default setting is [ON], allowing you to use the supplied Remote Commander (p. 103).  Tips Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from  responding to a command sent by another VCR remote control unit. (VIEW DROP SENSOR [DROP SENSOR] is set to [ON] as the default setting.
  • Page 70 In a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor is  activated. When you record images during activity such as roller-coasting or skydiving, you can set [DROP SENSOR] to [OFF] ( ) so that the drop sensor is not activated.
  • Page 71: Activating Functions Using The

    Various available functions are displayed. Using the OPTION MENU While using your camcorder, touch (OPTION) on the screen. (OPTION) Touch the desired item. If you cannot find the desired item, touch another tab to change the page.
  • Page 72: Recording Items On The Option Menu

    Recording items on the OPTION MENU Items FOCUS SPOT FOCUS TELE MACRO EXPOSURE SPOT METER SCENE SELECTION WHITE BAL. COLOR SLOW SHTR SUPER NIGHTSHOT FADER D.EFFECT PICT.EFFECT REC MODE BLT-IN ZOOM MIC MICREF LEVEL IMAGE SIZE SELF-TIMER FLASH MODE TIMING RECORD SOUND * Items that are included also in the HOME MENU.
  • Page 73: Functions Set In The Option Menu

    .  Notes The minimum possible distance between  camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto. Tips ...
  • Page 74 EXPOSURE You can fix the brightness of an image manually. Adjust the brightness when the subject is too bright or too dark.  Touch [MANUAL]. appears.  Adjust the exposure by touching  Touch To return the setting to automatic exposure, touch [AUTO] ...
  • Page 75 LANDSCAPE* ( Select to shoot distant subjects clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder from focusing on glass or metal mesh in windows between the camcorder and the subject. PORTRAIT ( Select to bring out the subject such as people or flowers while creating a soft background.
  • Page 76 If you changed the battery pack, or moved your  camcorder to or from outdoors when [AUTO] was selected, aim your camcorder at a nearby white object with [AUTO] for about 10 seconds for better color balance adjustment. If you change the [SCENE SELECTION] ...
  • Page 77 D.EFFECT (Digital effect) When you select [OLD MOVIE], appears and you can add an old movie effect to images. To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF]. PICT.EFFECT (Picture effect) You can add special effects to an image during recording. appears.  OFF Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] function.
  • Page 78: Troubleshooting

    During repair, we may check a minimum  amount of data stored on the hard disk in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. Overall operations/Easy Handycam operation/Remote Commander The power does not turn on.
  • Page 79 When approximately 5 minutes have  elapsed while you do not operate your camcorder, the camcorder is automatically turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 69), or turn on the power again, or use the AC Adaptor.
  • Page 80  correctly (p. 13). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
  • Page 81 The temperature of your camcorder is  extremely low. Turn off the camcorder and take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on the camcorder. You cannot record a still image. You cannot record a still image together ...
  • Page 82 You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL]. You cannot adjust [LCD BL LEVEL] when:  The LCD panel is closed on your  camcorder with the LCD screen facing out. The power is supplied from the AC  Adaptor. Playing back Images cannot be played back.
  • Page 83: During Playback

    The AC Adapter or the battery pack may  have been removed from the camcorder while the ACCESS lamp was flashing just after recording finished. As a result, the image data may have been damaged and may appear.
  • Page 84  properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of another device for dubbing an image from your camcorder (p. 47). Functions that cannot be used simultaneously The following list shows examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
  • Page 85 Cannot use Because of following settings [FACE NightShot, [SMTH DETECTION] SLW REC], [DIGITAL ZOOM], [FOCUS], [SPOT FOCUS], [EXPOSURE], [SPOT METER], [TWILIGHT], [TWILIGHT PORT.], [CANDLE], [SUNRISE&SUNSET], [FIREWORKS], [LANDSCAPE], [SPOTLIGHT], [BEACH], [SNOW], [WHITE BAL.], [COLOR SLOW SHTR], [SUPER NIGHTSHOT], [D.EFFECT], [PICT. EFFECT] [MICREF LEVEL] [BLT-IN ZOOM MIC]...
  • Page 86: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display) C:04:...
  • Page 87 If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions.  Media HDD format error. The hard disk of the camcorder is set  differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p. 53) may enable you to use your camcorder.
  • Page 88 Data error. An error occurred during reading or  writing the hard disk of the camcorder. This may occur when constant shock is applied to the camcorder. The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to create a new file? The image database file is damaged.
  • Page 89 Cannot print. Check the printer. Turn off the printer and then on again,  then remove the USB cable (supplied) and reconnect it.  Other No further selection is possible. You can select only 100 images at one time  for: dubbing movies ...
  • Page 90: Additional Information

    [b]. AC-L200/L200B On TV color systems Your camcorder is an NTSC-system- based camcorder. If you want to view the playback image on a TV, it must be an NTSC-system-based TV with an AUDIO/ VIDEO input jack.
  • Page 91 Setting to the local time You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your (HOME)  camcorder abroad. Touch [AREA SET] and [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME] (p. 17). World time difference...
  • Page 92: File/folder Structure On The Camcorder Hard Disk And "memory Stick Pro Duo

    The file/folder structure is shown below. You do not usually need to acknowledge the file/ folder structure, when recording/playing back images on the camcorder. To enjoy still images or movies by connecting to a computer, see “PMB Guide,” then use the supplied application.
  • Page 93: Maintenance And Precautions

    If you eject the “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”  turn the power off on your camcorder, or remove the battery pack for replacement while your camcorder is reading or writing image files on the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 94 Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm  it up, and insert it in your camcorder right before you start taking shots Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/ ...
  • Page 95: About Handling Of Your Camcorder

    If any solid object or liquid gets inside the  casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling,  modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 96 If the battery is accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor immediately. If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:  Consult your local authorized Sony service  facility. Wash off any liquid that may have contacted ...
  • Page 97  rotated, or closed with the screen facing out. On handling the casing If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body  with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, and then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.
  • Page 98 Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks  of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of ...
  • Page 99: What You Can Do With The Identifying Parts And Controls

    Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls The numbers in ( ) are reference pages.  Power zoom lever (27, 33)  PHOTO button (22, 26)  QUICK ON button (27)  /CHG (charge) lamp (13)  ACCESS lamp (Hard disk) (25) ...
  • Page 100 The accessory can be turned on or off as you operate the POWER switch on your camcorder. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your accessory for details. The Active Interface Shoe has a safety device for fixing the installed accessory securely.
  • Page 101  Speaker For how to adjust the volume, see page  (VIEW IMAGES) button (23, 30)  NIGHTSHOT switch (28)  (HOME) button (10, 56)  Zoom buttons (27, 33)  START/STOP button (22, 25)  LCD screen/touch panel (19) ...
  • Page 102  Flash  Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens) (3)  Tripod receptacle Attach the tripod (optional: the length of the screw must be less than 5.5 mm (7/32 in.)) to the tripod receptacle using a tripod screw.  BATT (battery) release lever (14) Handycam Station: ...
  • Page 103  Remote Commander. Insulation sheet Point the Remote Commander towards the  remote sensor to operate your camcorder (p. 100). When no commands have been sent from the  Remote Commander in a certain period, the orange frame disappears. When you press any of ...
  • Page 104 Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 105: Playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images  HOME button (9, 56)  Remaining battery (approx.) (14)  Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording))  Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP) (58)  The recording/playback media (20) ...
  • Page 106 Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning AUDIO MODE (58) Self-timer recording (77) Flash/REDEYE REDUC (63) MICREF LEVEL low (77) WIDE SELECT (59)
  • Page 107: Glossary

    MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, the group of standards for the coding (image compression) of video (movie) and audio. There are MPEG1 and MPEG2 formats. Your camcorder records movies with SD (standard definition) image quality in MPEG2 format.  Thumbnail Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time.
  • Page 108: Index

    Dubbing to VCR or DVD/ HDD recorders ... 47 Easy Handycam ... 22 EDIT ... 44 Editing ... 38 On the camcorder ... 44 EMPTY ... 54 ERASE ... 46 ERASE ALL ... 46 EXPOSURE ... 74 Extension ... 92 FACE DETECTION ...
  • Page 109 HQ ... 58 Icon ... See Display indicators ID-1/ID-2 ... 36 Image management files ... 92 IMAGE SIZE ... 62 INDOOR ... 75 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ... 94 Insulation sheet... 103 JPEG ... 92, 107 LANDSCAPE ... 75 LANGUAGE SET ... 18, 68 LCD backlight ...
  • Page 110 Repairing the image database file ... 55 RESET button ... 101 Save ... 37 SCENE SELECTION ... 74 Self-diagnosis display ... 86 SELF-TIMER ... 77 SEPIA ... 77 SERIES ... 62 SETTINGS category ... 56 SIZE ... 50 Slide show ... 34 SLIDE SHOW SET ...

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