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  • Page 1 DCR-HC16E/HC18E/ HC20/HC20E RMT-830 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL DCR-HC20 Ver 1.0 2004. 02 US Model Canadian Model Korea Model Revision History Revision History DCR-HC16E/ HC18E/HC20E AEP Model East European Model North European Model DCR-HC18E/HC20E UK Model DCR-HC20/HC20E E Model Tourist Model DCR-HC20E...
  • Page 2 DCR-HC16E/HC18E/HC20/HC20E SPECIFICATIONS Video camera recorder Minimum illumination Dimensions (approx.) 50 × 86 × 112 mm (2 × 3 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.) 5 lx (lux) (F 1.7) 0 lx (lux) (during the NightShot plus (w/h/ d) function)* Mass (approx.) System * Objects unable to be seen due to the dark can be 380 g (13 oz) main unit only...
  • Page 4 DCR-HC16E/HC18E/HC20/HC20E Checking supplied accessories. Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. Lid Battery Case (3-083-973-01) Power cord (Main lead) (1) AC adaptor (1) Rechargeable battery pack (1) Wireless Remote Commander (1) (AUS model) (AC-L25A/L25B) (NP-FP50) (RMT-831) 0 1-696-819-21 0 1-477-534-11 (not supplied)
  • Page 5 DCR-HC16E/HC18E/HC20/HC20E 2004B1600-1 Sony EMCS Co. 9-876-704-41 ©2004.2 — 6 — Published by DI CS Strategy Div.
  • Page 6 3-088-336-11(1) Camera Operations Guide Read this first Digital Video Camera Recorder DCR-HC20 © 2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 7 Canadian ICES-003. For customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222- SONY (7669) The number below is for FCC related matters only. This symbol is intended to alert the...
  • Page 8 Note on connecting other device connected. Before connecting your camcorder to other device – Consult a Sony dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. such as a VCR or a computer with a USB or i.LINK The supplied interface cable must be used with the...
  • Page 9 Notes on using the camcorder • You can change the language to be used for screen display on your camcorder (p. 20). • Hold your camcorder correctly. • Be careful not to press buttons beside the LCD screen accidentally when you open or close the LCD panel, or when you adjust the angle of the LCD panel.
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read this first ..................... 2 Quick Start Guide Recording movies ..................8 Recording/Playing back with ease ............10 Getting started Step 1: Checking supplied items.............. 11 Step 2: Charging the battery pack............12 Using an outside power source ................. 14 Step 3: Turning the power on..............
  • Page 11 Recording a picture using various effects ..........31 Fading in and out of a scene – FADER ..............31 Searching for the starting point ..............32 Searching for the last scene of the most recent recording – END SEARCH ..... 32 Searching manually –...
  • Page 12 Advanced operations Customizing Your Cam- Troubleshooting corder Troubleshooting .........72 Changing the menu settings ....43 Warning indicators and messages ..78 Using the (MANUAL SET) menu – PROGRAM AE/P EFFECT, etc. Additional Information ............44 Using your camcorder abroad ....81 Using the (CAMERA SET) menu –...
  • Page 13: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide Recording movies Attach the charged battery pack to the camcorder. To charge the battery, see page 12. Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it clicks. Insert a cassette into the camcorder. Slide the OPEN/ Insert the cassette with Press ZEJECT...
  • Page 14 Start recording while checking the subject on the LCD screen. The date and time is not set up in the default setting. To set the date and time, see page 17. Set the LENS COVER switch to OPEN. Open the LCD panel. While pressing the green button, slide the POWER switch down to light up...
  • Page 15: Recording/Playing Back With Ease

    Recording/Playing back with ease By switching to Easy Handycam operation, recording/playback operation becomes even easier. Easy Handycam operation allows easy recording/playback for even first time users by providing only the basic functions for recording/playback. Press EASY when recording/ playing back. EASY lights up in blue (a) and the screen font size increases (b) during Easy Handycam operation.
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    Getting started Cleaning cloth (1) Step 1: Checking Shoe cover (1) Attached to the camcorder. supplied items Camera Operations Guide (This manual) Make sure you have following items supplied with your camcorder. Computer Applications Guide (1) The number in parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied.
  • Page 17: Step 2: Charging The Battery Pack

    Step 2: Charging the With the v mark on the DC plug facing down, connect the AC Adaptor battery pack to the DC IN jack on your camcorder. You can charge the battery by attaching the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (P series) to your camcorder.
  • Page 18 To remove the battery pack Keep the button pressed to view it for about 20 seconds. BATT (battery) POWER release button switch BATTERY INFO BATTERY CHARGE LEVEL 100% REC TIME AVAILABLE LCD SCREEN VIEWFINDER A Battery charge level: Displays Battery pack approximate remaining amount of power left in the battery pack.
  • Page 19: Using An Outside Power Source

    When LCD BACKLIGHT is set to OFF • The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging, or the battery information will not be correctly Battery pack Continuous Typical* displayed in following conditions. recording recording – The battery pack is not attached correctly. –...
  • Page 20: Step 3: Turning The Power On

    To turn off the power Step 3: Turning the Slide the POWER switch up to OFF (CHG), then set the LENS COVER switch to CLOSE. power on You need to slide the POWER switch repeatedly to select the desired power mode to record or play.
  • Page 21: Step 4: Adjusting The Lcd Panel And Viewfinder

    Adjust the brightness with Step 4: Adjusting the then touch Touch LCD panel and z Tips viewfinder • The recorded picture will not be affected. • If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to the lens side, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.
  • Page 22: Step 5: Setting The Date And Time

    To use the viewfinder during operation Step 5: Setting the When you are recording, you can adjust the exposure (p. 28) and fader (p. 31) while date and time checking the image on the viewfinder. Have the LCD panel rotated 180 degrees and closed with the screen facing out.
  • Page 23 Touch to display PAGE1. Set M (month), D (day), H (hour) and M (minute) in the same way as was done in step 7, then touch 60min 0:00:00 PAGE1 PAGE2 For midnight, set it to 12:00AM. For midday, set it to 12:00PM. SPOT FOCUS SPOT...
  • Page 24: Step 6: Inserting A Cassette Tape

    Step 6: Inserting a Press The cassette compartment automatically cassette tape slides back in. You can use mini DV cassettes only. For details on these cassettes (such as write- protection), see page 82. b Note • Do not force the cassette into the compartment. This may cause a malfunction of your camcorder.
  • Page 25: Step 7: Setting The Screen Language

    Step 7: Setting the Select the desired language with , then touch EXEC. screen language Touch You can select the language to be used on the LCD screen. z Tip • Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]] (Simplified English) for when you cannot find your native tongue among the options.
  • Page 26: Recording

    Recording Recording starts. [REC] appears on the LCD screen and the Camera recording lamp Recording movies lights up. Press REC START/STOP again to stop recording. Before recording, follow steps 1 to 7 in “Getting started” (p. 11 - p. 20). To turn the power off When you are recording, movies will be Slide the POWER switch up to OFF (CHG),...
  • Page 27: Recording For A Longer Time

    E Tape photo recording/Time code or tape Occasional use of the zoom is effective, but counter (hour: minute: second) use it sparingly for best results. F Recording capacity of the tape (p. 55) G Function button b Notes • Before changing the battery pack, slide the POWER switch up to OFF (CHG).
  • Page 28: Using The Self-Timer

    Extend the viewfinder. Touch appears. 60min STBY 0:00:00 Press REC START/STOP. You will hear a beep sound counting down Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the for about 10 seconds. camcorder, then rotate it 180 degrees The recording starts. towards the subject.
  • Page 29: Recording Still Images - Tape Photo Recording

    You will hear a light beep sound and the Recording still picture becomes a still image. Recording does not start at this point. images – Tape photo recording The indicator CAPTURE 60min appears. You can record still images. Before recording, follow steps 1 to 7 in “Getting started”...
  • Page 30: Recording With Ease - Easy Handycam

    Recording with ease Press EASY. EASY lights up in blue. – Easy Handycam Easy Handycam With this Easy Handycam operation, most of operation the camera settings are set to the automatic mode, only basic functions become available, and the screen font size increases for easy viewing.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Exposure

    Fixing the exposure for the Adjusting the selected subject – Flexible spot exposure meter You can adjust and fix the exposure to the The exposure is adjusted automatically in the subject, so that it is recorded in suitable default setting. brightness even when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background Adjusting the exposure for backlit...
  • Page 32: Adjusting The White Balance Manually

    To return the setting to automatic Touch to display [PAGE1]. exposure Follow steps 1 to 3, then touch [ AUTO] in step 4. Or set [EXPOSURE] to [ AUTO] Touch [WHT BAL]. (p. 28). b Notes Touch the desired effect. •...
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    To return the setting to automatic Adjusting the exposure manually exposure Follow steps 1 to 3, then select [ AUTO] in step 4. b Note You can fix the brightness of a picture at the • You cannot use the manual exposure together with best exposure.
  • Page 34: Recording In Dark Places - Nightshot Plus

    Recording in dark Adjusting the focus places – NightShot plus The focus is adjusted automatically in the default setting. You can record subjects in dark places (such as when capturing the face of your baby Adjusting the focus for an off- sleeping) with this function.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    To adjust the focus automatically Touch [MANUAL]. Follow steps 1 to 3, then touch [ AUTO] in appears. step 4. Or, set [FOCUS] to [ AUTO] (p. 30). b Note Touch to adjust the focus. • You cannot use the SPOT FOCUS function together with [PROGRAM AE].
  • Page 36: Recording A Picture Using Various Effects

    [MONOTONE] Recording a picture When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color. using various effects When fading out, the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white. POWER switch Slide the POWER switch to select the CAMERA mode. Touch to display [PAGE1] in the standby mode (to fade in) or during...
  • Page 37: Searching For The Starting Point

    Searching for the Touch starting point To cancel the operation Touch [END SCH] again. b Note • The END SEARCH function will not work correctly when there is a blank section between recorded sections on the tape. z Tip • When the PLAY/EDIT mode is selected, you can do this operation.
  • Page 38: Reviewing The Most Recently Recorded Scenes - Rec Review

    Reviewing the most recently recorded scenes – Rec review You can view a few seconds of the scene recorded just before you stopped the tape. Slide the POWER switch to select the CAMERA mode. Touch to display [PAGE1]. Touch MENU. Select (CAMERA SET), then select [EDITSEARCH] with...
  • Page 39: Playback

    Playback Touch (rewind) to go to the point you want to view. Viewing pictures recorded on a tape 60min 0:00:00:00 60min Make sure you have a recorded tape inserted into your camcorder. Some of the operations are possible using the Remote Commander or using the touch Touch (play) to start playback.
  • Page 40: Playing Back In Various Modes

    Indicators displayed during playback Select a playback mode. To return to the normal playback mode, touch (play/pause) twice (once from frame playback). 60min 0:00:00:15 Touch 60min change the (frame) during playback playback. direction* play back SLOW] during slowly** playback. To reverse direction 1 Touch (frame).
  • Page 41: Playing Back With Ease - Easy Handycam

    EASY lights up in blue. Playing back with ease – Easy Handycam Easy Handycam operation Easy Handycam operation allows easy playback for even first time users by providing only the basic functions for playback. Also, the screen font size increases for easy viewing. Make sure Play back a tape.
  • Page 42: Various Playback Functions

    During playback, you can view the date/time Various playback data ([DATE/TIME]) and the camera settings data ([CAM DATA]) that are automatically functions recorded while recording pictures on a tape. You can display the recorded date and Slide the POWER switch repeatedly to camera setting data.
  • Page 43 If you record the picture without setting the clock, [--- -- ----] and [--:--:--] will appear. 60min 0:00:00:00 AUTO F1. 7 A SteadyShot off B Exposure C White balance D Gain E Shutter speed F Aperture value Playback...
  • Page 44: Playing The Picture On A Tv

    Connect your camcorder to a TV using the Playing the picture on supplied A/V connecting cable as shown in the following illustration. a TV Connect the supplied AC Adaptor to the wall outlet for the power supply (p. 14). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
  • Page 45: Locating A Scene On A Tape For Playback

    Locating a scene on a Press PLAY. The playback starts from the point tape for playback designated “0:00:00” on the tape counter. To cancel the operation Searching quickly for a desired Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote scene – Zero set memory Commander again.
  • Page 46: Searching For A Scene By Date Of Recording - Date Search

    Playback starts automatically from the Press SEARCH M. on the Remote selected title. Commander repeatedly to select TITLE SEARCH [DATE SEARCH]. HAPPY NEW YEAR! PRESENT GOOD MORNING WEDDING NIGHT BASEBALL Point where Press . (previous)/> (next) on the playback the Remote Commander to select a starts recording date.
  • Page 47: Playing Back Still Images In Sequence - Photo Scan

    choosing the recording date on the screen. ([CM Playing back still images in SEARCH] is set to [ON] by default). sequence – Photo scan When you are using a cassette that does not have Cassette Memory, your camcorder searches the still image automatically regardless of the recording date.
  • Page 48: Customizing Your Camcorder

    Advanced operations CAMERA SET (p. 47) VCR SET (p. 50) Customizing Your Camcorder LCD/VF SET (p. 51) CM SET (p. 52) Changing the menu TAPE SET (p. 55) SETUP MENU (p. 58) settings OTHERS (p. 60) You can change various settings or make OTHERS STBY WORLD TIME...
  • Page 49: Using The (Manual Set) Menu

    setting is selected. The settings you can adjust Using the vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen shows the items you can (MANUAL SET) menu operate at the moment. Unavailable items will be grayed out. – PROGRAM AE/P EFFECT, etc. MANUAL SET STBY PROGRAM AE...
  • Page 50 **Your camcorder is adjusted to focus only on distant subjects. Note • When you set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to ON, [PROGRAM AE] does not work. (The indicator flashes.) P EFFECT You can add special effects (such as films) to a picture before or after recording. appears when the effect is selected.
  • Page 51 FLASH LVL Note that these settings will not function with external flashes that do not support the following settings. HIGH To make the flash (optional) level higher than normal. GNORMAL To use the normal setting. To make the flash (optional) level lower than normal. Note •...
  • Page 52: Using The (Camera Set) Menu

    setting is selected. The settings you can adjust Using the vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen shows the items you can (CAMERA SET) menu operate at the moment. Unavailable items will be grayed out. – D ZOOM/16:9WIDE, etc. CAMERA SET STBY D ZOOM...
  • Page 53 When viewed on the LCD screen/viewfinder When viewed on a 16:9 wide screen TV* When viewed on a standard TV** * The picture appears in full screen when the wide-screen TV switches to full mode. **Played in 4:3 mode. When you play a picture in the wide mode, it appears as you have seen on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
  • Page 54 N.S.LIGHT When using the NightShot plus function to record, you can record clearer pictures by using the NightShot Light to emit infrared rays (invisible). Select to use the NightShot Light (p. 29). Select to disable the NightShot Light (p. 29). Customizing Your Camcorder...
  • Page 55: Using The (Vcr Set) Menu - Hifi Sound/Audio Mix

    setting is selected. The settings you can adjust Using the (VCR vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen shows the items you can SET) menu operate at the moment. Unavailable items will – HiFi SOUND/AUDIO be grayed out. VCR SET HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX...
  • Page 56 The default settings are marked with G. The Using the (LCD/VF screen shows the items you can operate at the moment. Unavailable items will be grayed out. SET) menu LCD/VF SET STBY LCD B. L. LCD COLOR – LCD B.L./LCD COLOR/VF B.L. VF B.
  • Page 57: Using The (Cm Set) Menu

    The default settings are marked with G. The Using the settings you can adjust vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen SET) menu shows the items you can operate at the moment. Unavailable items will be grayed out. –...
  • Page 58 Color white t yellow t violet t red t cyan t green t blue Size small y large (You can only select the small size when you are entering more than 13 characters.) Position You can select from 8 to 9 choices. Touch [TITLE OK], then touch [SAVE TITLE].
  • Page 59 CM SEARCH Select to search for a scene, title, etc. using Cassette Memory (p. 40 - 42). Select to search without using Cassette Memory. TAPE TITLE You can label a cassette with Cassette Memory (up to 10 letters). The label will be displayed for approximately 5 seconds when you select the CAMERA mode and insert a cassette, or when you select the PLAY/EDIT mode.
  • Page 60: Using The (Tape Set) Menu - Rec Mode/Frame Rec/ Int.rec, Etc

    Select to record in the SP (Standard Play) mode on a cassette. LP ( LP ) Select to increase the recording time to 1.5 times the SP mode (Long Play). The use of Sony Excellence/Master mini DV cassette is recommended to get the most out of your camcorder. Notes •...
  • Page 61 ON ( Select to record pictures using frame recording. Select [ON], then touch [EXEC]. Touch Press REC START/STOP. A picture (approximately 6 frames) is recorded, and your camcorder enters the standby mode. Move the subject and repeat step 3. Notes •...
  • Page 62 Tips • If you adjust the focus manually, you may be able to record clear pictures even if the light changes (p. 30). • You can silence the beeps during recording (p. 60). Customizing Your Camcorder...
  • Page 63: Using The (Setup Menu) Menu - Clock Set/Usb Stream/ Language, Etc

    The default settings are marked with . The Using the (SETUP settings you can adjust vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen MENU) menu shows the items you can operate at the moment. – CLOCK SET/ Unavailable items will be grayed out.
  • Page 64 • If [A.SHUT OFF] is set to [5min] when the camcorder is used on the battery pack, the power will be turned off after approximately 5 minutes (p. 60). Customizing Your Camcorder...
  • Page 65: Using The (Others) Menu

    The default settings are marked with . The Using the settings you can adjust vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen (OTHERS) menu shows the items you can operate at the moment. – WORLD Unavailable items will be grayed out. TIME, etc.
  • Page 66 Note • The setting returns to [ON] when you have the power source disconnected from your camcorder for more than 5 minutes. DISPLAY GLCD Select to show the displays such as the time code on the LCD screen and in the viewfinder. V-OUT/LCD Select to show the displays such as the time code on the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the viewfinder.
  • Page 67: Dubbing/Editing

    Dubbing/Editing You can record the picture from a VCR to a tape inserted into your camcorder (p. 63). Connecting to a VCR You can also create a copy of the picture recorded on your camcorder on other or TV recording device (p. 63). Connect your camcorder to a TV or VCR as shown in the following illustration.
  • Page 68: Dubbing To Another Tape

    Dubbing to another Recording pictures tape from a VCR You can copy and edit the picture played You can record and edit pictures from a VCR back on your camcorder to other recording on a tape inserted in your camcorder via an devices (such as VCRs).
  • Page 69: Dubbing Selected Scenes From A Tape

    • Insert a cassette for recording. Dubbing selected • Set the input selector to input mode if your VCR has one. scenes from a tape – Digital program editing Prepare your camcorder (playing device). You can select up to 20 scenes (programs) •...
  • Page 70 VCR can be operated by your camcorder (infrared ray emitter). Manufacturing [IR SETUP] code company Remote sensor Infrared ray emitter Sony 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Admiral (M. Wards) Aiwa 47, 54, 80 Akai 49, 51...
  • Page 71 * TV/VCR component Manufacturing [IR SETUP] code company Step 2: Adjusting the Marta synchronization of the VCR Memorex 37, 77 Minolta 8, 42 Mitsubishi/MGA 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 Follow the steps below when you are Multitech 23, 32, 80 performing Digital program editing for the 21, 33, 35 first time to a tape in a VCR.
  • Page 72 synchronization is recorded. [COMPLETE] Touch to select the appears when the recording is finished. average number value for [OUT], then V I DEO ED I T touch [EXEC] ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST COMPLETE The calculated stop position for recording is ”CUT - I N”...
  • Page 73 The starting point of the first program is set, [SEARCH] appears during the search and and the upper part of the program mark [EDITING] appears during editing. changes to light blue. V I DEO ED I T -:--:--:-- SEARCH 0:08:55:06 V I DEO ED I T ED I T MARK...
  • Page 74: Dubbing Sound To A Recorded Tape

    You can record additional audio to the Dubbing sound to a original sound on the tape. You can add sound to a tape already recorded in the 12-bit recorded tape mode without erasing the original sound. Preparing for audio recording Internal microphone MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack Microphone (optional)
  • Page 75 perform steps 4 to 8. The recording stops Touch (pause) again at the point automatically at the selected scene. where you want to start recording the b Note sound. • You can only record additional audio over a tape The playback pauses. recorded on your camcorder.
  • Page 76: Creating Dvds Or Vcds

    Creating DVDs or VCDs When your camcorder is connected to a Sony VAIO series personal computer, you can easily burn the picture recorded on the tape to a DVD (Direct Access to “Click to DVD”). And, when your camcorder is connected to a personal...
  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged. (p. 12) The battery pack is quickly • The temperature of the environment is too low, or the battery pack has discharged.
  • Page 78 Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions The remaining battery time indicator • The temperature of the environment is too high or too low, or the battery does not indicate the correct time. pack has not been charged enough. This is not a malfunction. cFully charge the battery again.
  • Page 79 Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions An unknown picture appears on the • The camcorder is in [DEMO MODE]. ([DEMO MODE] is automatically screen. displayed when you leave the camcorder for 10 minutes after selecting CAMERA without inserting a cassette.) cTouch on the LCD screen or insert a cassette to cancel [DEMO MODE].
  • Page 80 Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions A vertical band appears when • This phenomenon is called the smear effect. This is not a malfunction. recording a bright subject. cDeactivate the NightShot plus function. (p. 29) The color of the picture is not correctly displayed.
  • Page 81 Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions cUse a cassette with Cassette Memory. (p. 82) Cannot perform Date search with the cSet [CM SEARCH] to [ON] in the recording date displayed on the (CM SET) menu. (p. 54) screen. • There is a blank section in the beginning or middle of the tape. This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 82 VCR. (p. 62) cWhen your camcorder is connected to a DV device that is not a Sony product via an i.LINK cable, select [IR] in step 9 of “Step 1: Preparing your camcorder and VCR for operation” (p. 64).
  • Page 83: Warning Indicators And Messages

    C:ss:ss/E:ss:ss (Self- Some symptoms can be fixed by yourself. If the problem persists even after diagnosis display) you tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:04:ss cA battery pack that is not an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is being used.
  • Page 84 Indication Cause and/or Corrective Actions (Warning indicator pertaining to Slow flashing: the external flash) • During charging Fast flashing: • The self-diagnosis display code is displayed (p. 78).* • There is something wrong with the external flash (optional). * You hear a melody or beep sound when the warning indicators appear on the screen. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 85 Warning messages If messages appear on the screen, check the following. See the page in parentheses for details. Subjects Indications Corrective Actions/References cSee page 83. Battery Use the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. cCharge the battery (p. 12). Battery level is low. cSee page 83.
  • Page 86: Additional Information

    Additional Information Simple setting of clock by time difference Using your camcorder You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your abroad camcorder abroad. Select [WORLD TIME] in (OTHERS) menu, then set the time difference (p.
  • Page 87: Usable Cassette Tapes

    z Tip Usable cassette • The memory capacity of the cassette marked with is 4k bits. Your camcorder can tapes accommodate cassettes having a memory capacity of up to 16k bits. Copyright signal You can use the mini DV format cassette When you play back only.
  • Page 88: About The "Infolithium" Battery Pack

    When labeling the cassette About the Be sure to place the label only on the locations as shown in the following illustration so as not “InfoLITHIUM” to cause malfunction of your camcorder. battery pack Do not put a label along this border. This unit is compatible with the “InfoLITHIUM”...
  • Page 89 • Do not expose the battery pack to water. The “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony battery pack is not water resistant. Corporation. About remaining battery time indicator •...
  • Page 90: About

    About the required i.LINK cable • i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE 1394 Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a (during DV dubbing). trademark approved by many corporations. • IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics i.LINK and...
  • Page 91: Maintenance And Precautions

    Your camcorder can be used casing, unplug your camcorder and have it or Z does not appear when the power again if checked by a Sony dealer before operating it is turned on again. any further. If moisture starts to condense, your camcorder •...
  • Page 92 • If the following problem occurs, clean the except the AC Adaptor from your video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony camcorder. DVM-12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). – Mosaic-pattern noise appears on the...
  • Page 93 b Note Procedures • You cannot calibrate the LCD screen if you have Connect your camcorder to a wall outlet using rotated the LCD panel and set it with the LCD screen the supplied AC Adaptor, and leave it with the facing out.
  • Page 94: Specification

    Minimum illumination Specification 5 lx (lux) (F 1.7) 0 lx (lux) (during the NightShot plus function)* * Objects unable to be seen due to the dark can be Video camera recorder shot with infrared lighting. Input/Output connectors Audio/Video output 10-pin connector System Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω...
  • Page 95 Mass (approx.) 380 g (13 oz) main unit only 440 g (15 oz) including the NP-FP50 rechargeable battery pack and DVM60 cassette. Supplied accessories See page 11. AC Adaptor AC-L25A/L25B Power requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz Current consumption 0.35 - 0.18 A Power consumption 18 W...
  • Page 96: Quick Reference

    Quick Reference Identifying parts and controls Camcorder A LCD/Touch panel screen (p. 3, 16) B LCD BACKLIGHT button* (p. 16) C REC START/STOP button (p. 21) D BACK LIGHT button* (p. 26) E DSPL/BATT INFO button (p. 13, 37) F EASY button (p. 25, 36) G Viewfinder (p.
  • Page 97 Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which can reproduce fine images. The lens for your camcorder was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation. It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quality as fine as a Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Page 98 A PHOTO button (p. 24) B Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p. 16) C BATT (battery) release button (p. 13) D CHG (charge) lamp (p. 12) E REC START/STOP button (p. 21) F DC IN jack (p. 12) G Power zoom lever H CAMERA, PLAY/EDIT mode lamps (p.
  • Page 99 A OPEN/ZEJECT lever (p. 19) Use the Strap Belt as shown below. B Strap Belt C Cassette lid (p. 19) D Tripod receptacle Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely, and the screw may damage your camcorder.
  • Page 100 Remote Commander To remove the insulation sheet Remove the insulation sheet before using the Remote Commander. Insulation sheet To change the button-type battery While pressing on the tab, insert your fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery case. A PHOTO button (p.
  • Page 101 WARNING Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire. b Notes on the Remote Commander • A button-type lithium battery (CR2025) is used in the Remote Commander. Do not use batteries other than CR2025. •...
  • Page 102 Indicators for the LCD screen and viewfinder Following indicators will appear on the LCD Indicators Meanings screen and viewfinder to indicate the state of Back light (p. 26) your camcorder. White balance (p. 27) Example: Indicators in the CAMERA mode 16:9WIDE (p.
  • Page 103: Index

    ID-1 ........47 Index ID-2 ........47 Data code (DATA CODE) “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ........37 ........83 Date search......41 Numerics Infrared ray emitter.... 65 Demonstration (DEMO 16:9WIDE mode ....47 Interval recording (INT.REC) MODE)......58 ........56 Digital program editing (VIDEO EDIT) ...64 A/V connecting cable ..
  • Page 104 Strap Belt ....... 4, 94 Sub sound Operation confirmation beep See HiFi-SOUND See BEEP Tape counter ...... 22 PAL ........81 Tape photo recording..24 Photo scan ......42 Telephoto Photo search .......41 See Zoom Picture effect (P EFFECT) Time code ......22 ........45 Title (Cassette Memory) Picture search .....35...
  • Page 105 Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in Japan...
  • Page 106 Reverse 987670441.pdf Revision History S.M. Rev. Ver. Date History Contents issued 2004.02 Official Release — —...

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