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About I.link - Sony Handycam DCR-HC16E Operation Manual

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About storage of the battery pack
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time,
fully charge the battery pack and use it on your
camcorder once a year to maintain the proper
function.
To store the battery pack, remove it from your
camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place.
• To completely use up the battery pack on your
camcorder, set [A.SHUT OFF] to [NEVER]
on the
(OTHERS) menu (p. 59) and
leave your camcorder in tape recording
standby until the power goes off without a
cassette inserted.
About battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity
drops little by little as you use it more and
more, and as time passes. When the available
battery time is shortened considerably, a
probable cause is that the battery pack has
reached the end of its life. Please buy a new
battery pack.
• The battery life varies depending on how it is
stored and the operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
"InfoLITHIUM" is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
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About i.LINK

The DV Interface on this unit is an i.LINK-
compliant DV Interface. This section describes
the i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for
transferring digital video, digital audio, and
other data to other i.LINK-compatible device.
You can also control other device using the
i.LINK.
i.LINK-compatible device can be connected
using an i.LINK cable. Possible applications are
operations and data transactions with various
digital AV devices.
When 2 or more i.LINK-compatible devices are
connected to this unit in a daisy chain,
operations and data transactions are possible
with not only the device that this unit is
connected to but also with other devices via the
directly connected device.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the
characteristics and specifications of the device
to be connected. Also, operations and data
transactions may not be possible on some
connected devices.
b Note
• Normally, only one device can be connected to this
unit with the i.LINK cable. When connecting this
unit to i.LINK-compatible device having 2 or more
DV Interfaces, refer to the operating instructions of
the device to be connected.
z Tips
• i.LINK is a more familiar term for the IEEE 1394
data transport bus proposed by Sony, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations.
• IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized
by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers.
About i.LINK Baud rate
i.LINK's maximum baud rate varies according
to the device. There are 3 types.
S100 (approx. 100Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under "Specifications" in
the operating instructions of each piece of

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