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Sony Digital Handycam DCR-PC100E Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
Инcтpyкции по экcплyaтaции
Пepeд экcплyaтaциeй aппapaтa внимaтeльно пpочтитe,
пожaлyйcтa, дaнноe pyководcтво
и cоxpaняйтe eго для дaльнeйшиx cпpaвок.
DCR-PC100E
©1999 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Digital Video Camera

    Video Camera Recorder Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. Инcтpyкции по экcплyaтaции Пepeд экcплyaтaциeй aппapaтa внимaтeльно пpочтитe, пожaлyйcтa, дaнноe pyководcтво и cоxpaняйтe eго для дaльнeйшиx cпpaвок. DCR-PC100E ©1999 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 English Welcome! Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Digital Handycam camcorder. With your Digital Handycam, you can capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Digital Handycam is loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy to use.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    English Table of contents Quick Start Guide ... 6 Getting started Using this manual ... 10 Checking supplied accessories ... 13 Step 1 Preparing the power supply ... 14 Installing the battery pack ... 14 Charging the battery pack ... 15 Connecting to mains ...
  • Page 5 Русский Oглaвлeниe Pyководcтво по быcтpомy зaпycкy ... 8 Подготовкa к экcплyaтaции Иcпользовaниe дaнного pyководcтвa ... 10 Пpовepкa пpилaгaeмыx пpинaдлeжноcтeй ... 13 Пyнкт 1 Подготовкa иcточникa питaния .. 14 Уcтaновкa бaтapeйного блокa ... 14 Зарядка батарейного блока ... 15 Подсоединение к сетевой розетке ...
  • Page 6: Quick Start Guide

    English Quick Start Guide Connecting the mains lead Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 14). AC power adaptor (supplied) Inserting a cassette Slide OPEN/ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your camcorder.
  • Page 7 Recording a picture Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, use the viewfinder placing your eye against its eyecup. Press START/ STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. To stop recording, press START/ STOP again. POWER Press OPEN to open the LCD panel. Monitoring the playback picture on the LCD screen (p.
  • Page 8: Pyководcтво по быcтpомy зaпycкy

    Русский Pyководcтво по быcтpомy зaпycкy Подcоeдинeниe пpоводa элeктpопитaния Пpи иcпользовaнии видeокaмepы внe помeщeния пользyйтecь бaтapeйным блоком (cтp. 14). Ceтeвой aдaптep пepeмeнного токa (пpилaгaeтcя) Уcтaновкa кacceты Пepeдвиньтe пepeключaтeль OPEN/ZEJECT в нaпpaвлeнии cтpeлки и откpойтe кpышкy. B дaнной глaвe пpивeдeны оcновныe фyнкции Baшeй...
  • Page 9 Зaпиcь изобpaжeния Bидоиcкaтeль Ecли пaнeль ЖКД зaкpытa, воcпользyйтecь видоиcкaтeлeм, глядя в окyляp. Haжмитe кнопкy START/ STOP. Bидeокaмepa нaчнeт зaпиcь. Для оcтaновки зaпиcи нaжмитe кнопкy START/ STOP eщe paз. POWER Haжмитe OPEN, чтобы откpыть пaнeль ЖКД. Контpоль воcпpоизводимого изобpaжeния нa экpaнe ЖКД Уcтaновитe пepeключaтeль...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    — Getting started — Using this manual As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown in capital letters. e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep or a melody sound to indicate that the operation is being carried out.
  • Page 11: Precautions On Camcorder Care

    Using this manual Copyright precautions Television programmes, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the copyright laws. Precautions on camcorder care •The LCD screen and/or the colour viewfinder are manufactured using high- precision technology.
  • Page 12 Using this manual Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not made due to a malfunction of the camcorder, video tape, etc. Иcпользовaниe дaнного pyководcтвa Cодepжимоe зaпиcaнного мaтepиaлa нeвозможно воccтaновить, ecли зaпиcь или воcпpоизвeдeниe нe полyчилиcь по пpичинe нeиcпpaвноcти...
  • Page 13: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. 1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 191) 2 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1), Mains lead (1) (p. 15) 3 NP-FM50 battery pack (1) (p. 14, 15) 4 R6 (size AA) battery for Remote Commander (2) (p.
  • Page 14: Step 1 Preparing The Power Supply

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Installing the battery pack Install the battery pack to use your camcorder outdoors. (1) While sliding BATT RELEASE in the direction of the arrow 1, slide the battery terminal cover in the direction of the arrow (2) Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 15: Charging The Battery Pack

    Step 1 Preparing the power supply Note on the battery terminal cover To protect the battery terminals, install the battery terminal cover after the battery pack is removed. Charging the battery pack Use the battery pack after charging it for your camcorder.
  • Page 16 Step 1 Preparing the power supply Note Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug of the AC power adaptor. This may cause a short- circuit, damaging the AC power adaptor. Charging time/Bpeмя зapядки Battery pack/ Бaтapeйный...
  • Page 17 What is ”InfoLITHIUM”? The “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data with compatible electronic equipment about its battery consumption. Sony recommends that you use the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack with electronic equipment having the mark. Пyнкт 1 Подготовкa иcточникa питaния...
  • Page 18: Connecting To Mains

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  • Page 19: Step 2 Inserting A Cassette

    Step 2 Inserting a cassette (1) Install the power source. (2) Slide OPEN/ZEJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens. (3) Push the middle portion of the back of the cassette to insert.
  • Page 20: Recording - Basics

    — Recording – Basics — Recording a picture Your camcorder automatically focuses for you. (1) Remove the lens cap and pull the lens cap string to fix it. (2) Install the power source and insert a cassette. See “Step 1” and “Step 2” for more information (p.
  • Page 21 Recording a picture Note Fasten the grip strap firmly. Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording. Note on Recording mode Your camcorder records and plays back in the SP (standard play) mode and in the LP (long play) mode. Select SP or LP in the menu settings.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Recording a picture Adjusting the LCD screen The LCD panel rotates about 90 degrees to the viewfinder side and about 180 degrees to the lens side. If you turn the LCD panel over so that it faces the other way, the LCD screen and in the viewfinder (Mirror mode).
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Recording a picture Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen (1) In the standby/recording mode, select LCD BRIGHT in in the menu settings. The bar indicator appears. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen, then press the dial.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    Recording a picture Adjusting the viewfinder If you record pictures with the LCD panel closed, check the picture with the viewfinder. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight so that the indicators in the viewfinder come into sharp focus. Move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever. Attaching the supplied lens hood To record fine pictures under strong light, we...
  • Page 25: Using The Zoom Feature

    Recording a picture Detach the lens hood when: •You cannot shoot with the Remote Commander. In this case, the lens hood may block the infrared ray emitted from the Remote Commander. •You will attach a filter (not supplied). When you attach a filter (not supplied) The four corners of the screen may be eclipsed by the lens hood.
  • Page 26: Start/stop Mode Setting

    Recording a picture The right-ended portion of the bar shows the digital zooming zone. The digital zooming zone appears when you set D ZOOM to ON./ Пpaвaя cтоpонa полоcы нa экpaнe покaзывaeт зонy цифpовой тpaнcфокaции. Зонa цифpовой тpaнcфокaции появляeтcя, когдa пapaмeтp D ZOOM ycтaнaвливaeтcя в положeниe ON.
  • Page 27 Recording a picture Notes •You cannot use the fader function in the 5SEC or mode. •The time code does not appear in the 5SEC mode. To extend the recording time in the 5SEC mode Five dots (zzzzz) appear, and then disappear at a rate of one per second.
  • Page 28: Shooting Backlit Subjects (back Light)

    Recording a picture Time code The time code indicates the recording or playback time, “0:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds) in CAMERA mode and “0:00:00:00” (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) in VTR mode. You cannot rewrite only the time code. Remaining tape indicator The indicator may not be displayed accurately depending on the tape.
  • Page 29: Shooting In The Dark (nightshot)

    Recording a picture Shooting in the dark (NightShot) The NightShot function enables you to shoot a subject in a dark place. For example, you can satisfactorily record the environment of nocturnal animals for observation when you use this function. While your camcorder is in the standby mode, slide NIGHTSHOT to ON.
  • Page 30 Recording a picture Notes •Do not use the NightShot function in bright places (ex. the outdoors in the daytime). This may cause your camcorder to malfunction. •When you keep NIGHTSHOT set to ON in normal recording, the picture may be recorded in incorrect or unnatural colours.
  • Page 31: Self-timer Recording

    Recording a picture Self-timer recording You can make a recording with the self-timer. This mode is useful when you want to record yourself. (1) Press (self-timer) in the standby mode. (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. (2) Press START/STOP.
  • Page 32: End Search

    Recording a picture END SEARCH You can go to the end of the recorded portion after you record. In the standby mode, press END SEARCH. The last five seconds of the recorded portion are played back and playback stops. You can monitor the sound from the speaker or headphones.
  • Page 33: Playback - Basics

    — Playback – Basics — Playing back a tape You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen. If you close the LCD panel, you can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can control playback using the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder.
  • Page 34 Playing back a tape When monitoring on the LCD screen You can turn the LCD panel over and move it back to the camcorder body with the LCD screen facing out. If you leave the power on for a long time Your camcorder gets warm.
  • Page 35 Playing back a tape Press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander in the playback mode. The display changes as follows: date/time t various settings (SteadyShot, white balance, gain, shutter speed, aperture value, exposure mode) t no indicator Date/time/ Дaтa/вpeмя 4 7 1999 12:05:56 [a] SteadyShot OFF indicator [b] Exposure mode indicator...
  • Page 36: Various Playback Modes

    Playing back a tape Various playback modes To operate video control buttons, set the POWER switch to VTR. To view a still picture (playback pause) Press X during playback. To resume normal playback, press N or X. To advance the tape Press M in the stop mode.
  • Page 37 Playing back a tape To view the picture at double speed Press 2 on the Remote Commander during playback. For double speed playback in the reverse direction, press , then press 2 on the Remote Commander. To resume normal playback, press N. To view the picture frame-by-frame Press C on the Remote Commander in the playback pause mode.
  • Page 38: Viewing The Recording On Tv

    Viewing the recording on TV Connect your camcorder to your TV or VCR with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder to watch the playback picture on the TV screen. You can operate the video control buttons in the same way as when you monitor playback pictures on the LCD screen.
  • Page 39 Viewing the recording on TV If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin connector (EUROCONNECTOR) Use the 21-pin adaptor supplied with your camcorder. If your TV or VCR has an S video jack Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictures. With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable.
  • Page 40 Viewing the recording on TV (1) After connecting your TV and AV cordless IR receiver, set the POWER switch on the AV cordless IR receiver to ON. (2) Turn the TV on and set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR. (3) Press LASER LINK.
  • Page 41: Advanced Recording Operations

    — Advanced Recording Operations — Photo recording on tapes You can record a still picture. This mode is useful when you want to record a picture or when you print a picture using a video printer (not supplied). You can record about 510 pictures in the SP mode and about 765 pictures in the LP mode on a 60-minute tape.
  • Page 42 Photo recording on tapes Notes •During photo recording, you cannot change the mode or setting. •The photo recording function does not work: – While the fader function is set or in use. – While the digital effect function is set or in use.
  • Page 43 Photo recording on tapes Self-timer photo recording You can make a photo recording with the self- timer. This mode is useful when you want to record yourself. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. (2) Press (self-timer). The indicator appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
  • Page 44: Printing The Still Picture

    Photo recording on tapes Printing the still picture You can print a still picture by using the video printer (not supplied). Connect the video printer using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. Connect it to the AUDIO/VIDEO jack and connect the yellow plug of the cable to the video input of the video printer.
  • Page 45: Adjusting The White Balance Manually

    Adjusting the white balance manually You can manually adjust and set the white balance. This adjustment makes white subjects look white and allows more natural colour balance. Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. In the standby/recording/memory mode, select a desired white balance mode in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 46 Adjusting the white balance manually In the automatic white balance mode Point your camcorder at a white subject for about 10 seconds after setting the POWER switch to CAMERA to get a better adjustment when: •You detach the battery for replacement. •You bring your camcorder to the outdoors from the interior of a house, or vice versa.
  • Page 47: Using The Wide Mode

    Using the wide mode You can record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9WIDE). Black bands appear on the screen during recording in 16:9WIDE mode [a]. The picture during a playback on a normal TV [b] or on a wide-screen TV [c] is compressed in the widthwise direction.
  • Page 48: Using The Fader Function

    Using the fader function You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. FADER OVERLAP (Fade in only)/ (Tолько появлeниe изобpaжeния) MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to colour. When fading out the picture gradually changes from colour to black-and-white.
  • Page 49 Using the fader function To cancel the fader function After the fade in/out is carried out : Your camcorder automatically returns to the normal mode. Before the fade in/out is carried out : Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER until the indicator disappears.
  • Page 50: Using Special Effects - Picture Effect

    Using special effects – Picture effect You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in films or on TV. NEG. ART [a] : The colour and brightness of the picture is reversed. SEPIA : The picture gets sepia-toned. B&W : The picture appears in monochrome (black-and-...
  • Page 51 Using special effects – Picture effect (1) In the standby/recording mode, select P EFFECT in in the menu settings. (p. 98). (2) Select the desired picture effect mode in the menu settings. To turn the picture effect function Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 52: Using Special Effects - Digital Effect

    Using special effects – Digital effect You can add special effects to recorded pictures using the various digital functions. The sound is recorded normally. STILL You can record a still picture so that it is superimposed on a moving picture. FLASH (FLASH MOTION) You can record still pictures successively at constant intervals.
  • Page 53 Using special effects – Digital effect (1) In the standby/recording mode, press DIGITAL EFFECT. The digital effect indicator appears. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired digital effect mode. The indicator changes as follows: STILL y FLASH y LUMI. y TRAIL y SLOW SHTR y OLD MOVIE (3) Press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial.
  • Page 54 Using special effects – Digital effect To cancel the digital effect Press DIGITAL EFFECT. The digital effect indicator disappears. Notes •The following functions do not work during digital effect: – Fader – Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE – Photo recording –...
  • Page 55: Using The Program Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE function You can select PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) mode to suit your specific shooting requirements. Spotlight mode This mode prevents people’s faces, for example, from appearing excessively white when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theatre.
  • Page 56 Using the PROGRAM AE function (1) In the standby or memory mode, select PROGRAM AE in (p. 98). (2) Select the desired PROGRAM AE mode by turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. The indicator changes as follows: To turn the PROGRAM AE function Set PROGRAM AE to AUTO in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 57 Using the PROGRAM AE function If you are recording under a discharge tube such as a fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp or mercury lamp Flickering or changes in colour may occur in the following modes. If this happens, turn the PROGRAM AE function off. –...
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Adjusting the exposure manually You can manually adjust and set the exposure. Adjust the exposure manually in the following cases: •The subject is backlit •Bright subject and dark background •To record dark pictures (e.g. night scenes) faithfully (1) In the standby/playback/memory mode, press EXPOSURE.
  • Page 59: Focusing Manually

    Focusing manually You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following cases: •The autofocus mode is not effective when shooting – subjects through glass coated with water droplets – horizontal stripes – subjects with little contrast with backgrounds such as walls and sky •When you want to change the focus from a subject in the foreground to a subject in the...
  • Page 60 Focusing manually To return to the autofocus mode Press FOCUS lightly to turn off the 9, indicator. To record distant subjects Press FOCUS deeper (INFINITY). Your camcorder focuses on distant subjects and the indicator appears. When you release FOCUS, your camcorder returns to the manual focus mode.
  • Page 61: Advanced Playback Operations

    — Advanced Playback Operations — Playing back a tape with picture effects During playback, you can process a scene using the picture effect functions: NEG. ART, SEPIA, B&W and SOLARIZE. In the playback/playback pause mode, select the desired picture effect mode in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 62: Playing Back A Tape With Digital Effects

    Playing back a tape with digital effects During playback, you can process a scene using the digital effect functions: STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL. (1) In the playback/playback pause mode, press DIGITAL EFFECT and turn the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial until the desired digital effect indicator (STILL, FLASH, LUMI.
  • Page 63: Quickly Locating A Scene Using The Zero Set Memory Function

    Quickly locating a scene using the zero set memory function Your camcorder rewinds or advances the tape to locate the desired scene, and the searching automatically stops at the scene having a tape counter value of “0:00:00.” You can do this with the Remote Commander.
  • Page 64: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape By Title - Title Search

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – Title search If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can search for the boundaries of recorded tape by title (Title search)(p. 154). Use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR.
  • Page 65: Searching A Recording By Date - Date Search

    Searching a recording by date – Date search You can automatically search for the point where the recording date changes and start playback from that point (Date search). Use a tape with cassette memory for convenience. Use the Remote Commander for this operation.
  • Page 66 Searching a recording by date – Date search Note If one day’s recording is less than two minutes, your camcorder may not accurately find the point where the recording date changes. In the mark •The bar in the present point on the tape. •The mark in the actual point you are trying to search.
  • Page 67: Searching For A Photo - Photo Search/photo Scan

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan You can search for a still picture you have recorded on a mini DV tape (photo search). You can also search for still pictures one after another and display each picture for five seconds automatically regardless of cassette memory (photo scan).
  • Page 68: Searching For A Photo Without Using Cassette Memory

    Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan To stop searching Press x. In the mark •The bar in the present point on the tape. •The mark in the actual point you are trying to search. If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions The photo search function may not work correctly.
  • Page 69 Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan Scanning photo (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR. (2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the photo scan indicator appears. The indicator changes as follows: TITLE SEARCH t DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH t PHOTO SCAN t no indicator (3) Press .
  • Page 70: Editing

    — Editing — Dubbing a tape Using the A/V connecting cable Connect your camcorder to the VCR using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE, if available. (1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert the recorded tape into your camcorder.
  • Page 71 Dubbing a tape You can edit on VCRs that support the following systems 8 mm, Hi8, Digital8, S-VHS, VHSC, Betamax, mini DV or If your VCR is a monaural type Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and the white or the red plug to the audio input jack on the VCR or the TV.
  • Page 72 Dubbing a tape (1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert the recorded tape into your camcorder. (2) Set the POWER switch to VTR. (3) Play back the recorded tape on your camcorder.
  • Page 73: Editing Partially On A Dv Tape - Dv Synchro-editing

    Editing partially on a DV tape – DV synchro-editing By simply selecting the scenes to edit, you can duplicate the desired portion on a tape, using other equipment connected with an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (not supplied). The scenes can be selected by frame. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation.
  • Page 74 Editing partially on a DV tape – DV synchro-editing Preparing the editing (1) Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder and insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the DV product. (2) Connect your camcorder to the DV product with an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable).
  • Page 75 DV ED I T I NG [ MARK ] : EXEC [ MENU ] : END Notes •If you use other than Sony equipment with DV jack, you cannot perform DV synchro-editing. •If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions, DV synchro-editing may not work correctly.
  • Page 76 Editing partially on a DV tape – DV synchro-editing If you do not make connections with the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) The screen shows NOT READY, and you cannot select DV EDITING. On a blank portion of the tape You cannot set DV EDITING IN or OUT.
  • Page 77: Recording Video Or Tv Programmes

    Recording video or TV programmes Using the A/V connecting cable You can record a tape from another VCR or a TV programme from a TV that has video/ audio outputs. Use your camcorder as a recorder. (1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into your camcorder.
  • Page 78 Recording video or TV programmes When you have finished dubbing a tape Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR. Using the Remote Commander In step 5, press z REC and MARK simultaneously, then immediately press X. And in step 7, press X at the scene where you want to start recording from.
  • Page 79 Recording video or TV programmes Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (not supplied) to OUT and to DV IN/OUT of the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
  • Page 80 Recording video or TV programmes When you have finished dubbing a tape Press x on both your camcorder and the VCR. Using the Remote Commander In step 5, press z REC and MARK simultaneously, then immediately press X. And in step 7, press X at the scene where you want to start recording from.
  • Page 81: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr - Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing You can insert a new scene from a VCR onto your originally recorded tape by specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Connections are the same as on page 72 or 77. Insert a cassette containing the desired scene to insert into the VCR.
  • Page 82: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr – Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR. (2) On the VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then press X to set the VCR to the playback pause mode. (3) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c] by pressing m or M.
  • Page 83 Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing To change the insert end point Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander again after step 5 to erase the ZERO SET MEMORY indicator and begin from step 3. Using the Remote Commander In step 5, press z REC and MARK simultaneously, then immediately press X.
  • Page 84: Audio Dubbing

    Audio dubbing You can record an audio sound to add to the original sound on a tape by connecting audio equipment or a microphone. If you connect the audio equipment, you can add sound to your recorded tape by specifying starting and ending points.
  • Page 85: Dubbing With The Audio/ Video Jack

    Audio dubbing Dubbing with the AUDIO/ VIDEO jack AUDIO/ VIDEO : Signal flow/Пepeдaчa cигнaлa Dubbing with the built-in microphone No connection is necessary. Notes •When dubbing with the AUDIO/VIDEO jack, you can check the recorded picture on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, and can check the recorded sound by using a speaker or headphones.
  • Page 86: Adding An Audio Sound On A Recorded Tape

    Audio dubbing Adding an audio sound on a recorded tape (1) Insert the recorded tape into your camcorder. (2) Set the POWER switch to VTR on your camcorder. (3) Locate the recording start point by pressing N on the Remote Commander. Then press X at the point where you want to start recording to set your camcorder to the playback pause mode.
  • Page 87: Monitoring The New Recorded Sound

    Audio dubbing Monitoring the new recorded sound To play back the sound Adjust the balance between the original sound (ST1) and the new sound (ST2) by selecting AUDIO MIX in the menu settings (p. 98). Five minutes after when you disconnect the power source or remove the battery pack, the setting of AUDIO MIX returns to the original sound (ST1) only.
  • Page 88 Audio dubbing We recommend that you add new sound on a tape recorded with your camcorder If you add new sound on a tape recorded with another camcorder (including other DCR-PC100E), the sound quality may become worse. To add new sound more precisely Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander at the point where you want to stop recording later in the playback mode.
  • Page 89: Superimposing A Title

    Superimposing a title If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the title while recording or after recording. When you play back the tape, the title is displayed for five seconds from the point where you superimposed it. You can select one of eight preset titles and two custom titles (p.
  • Page 90 Superimposing a title (1) Press TITLE to display the title menu in the standby/recording/playback/playback pause mode. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select then press the dial. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired title, then press the dial. The title is flashing.
  • Page 91 Superimposing a title If you set the write-protect tab to lock You cannot superimpose or erase the title. Slide the write-protect tab to release the write protection. To use the custom title If you want to use the custom title, select step 2.
  • Page 92 Superimposing a title If the tape has too many index signals You may not be able to superimpose a title because the memory is full. In this case, delete data you do not need. Not to display titles Set TITLE DISP to OFF in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 93: Erasing A Title

    Superimposing a title Erasing a title (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select TITLEERASE, then press the dial.
  • Page 94: Making Your Own Titles

    Making your own titles You can make up to two titles and store them in cassette memory. Each title can have up to 20 characters. (1) Press TITLE in the standby/playback/ playback pause mode. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial.
  • Page 95 Making your own titles To change a title you have stored In step 3, select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2, depending on which title you want to change, then press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select [C], then press the dial to delete the title.
  • Page 96: Labelling A Cassette

    Labelling a cassette If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can label a cassette. The label can consist of up to 10 characters and is stored in cassette memory. When you insert the labelled cassette and set the POWER switch to ON, the label is displayed for about five seconds.
  • Page 97: Labelling A Cassette

    Labelling a cassette To enter a space Select [ ], then select the blank part. To change the label you have made Insert the cassette to change the label, and operate in the same way to make a new label. If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock You cannot label the tape.
  • Page 98: Customizing Your Camcorder

    — Customizing Your Camcorder — Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial. The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and then the mode.
  • Page 99: Selecting The Mode Setting Of Each Item

    Changing the menu settings To make the menu display disappear Press MENU. Menu items are displayed as the following icons: MANUAL SET CAMERA SET VTR SET LCD/VF SET MEMORY SET CM SET TAPE SET SETUP MENU OTHERS English Selecting the mode setting of each item Menu items differ depending on the position of the POWER switch.
  • Page 100 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode HiFi SOUND z STEREO AUDIO MIX NTSC PB z ON PAL TV LCD BRIGHT LCD B. L. z BRT NORMAL LCD COLOUR VF BRIGHT When LCD B. L. is set to BRIGHT, the battery life is reduced by nearly 10%. When you use power sources other than the battery pack, “BRIGHT”...
  • Page 101 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode CONTINUOUS z OFF MULTI SCRN QUALITY z SUPER FINE (SFN) FINE (FINE) STANDARD (STD) IMAGE SIZE z 1152 864 640 480 PRINT MARK z OFF PROTECT z OFF SLIDE SHOW DELETE ALL Note on IMAGE SIZE If you set CONTINUOUS to MULTI SCRN or you set the POWER switch to VTR, IMAGE SIZE is automatically set to 640 480.
  • Page 102 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode FORMAT z RETURN PHOTO SAVE CM SEARCH z ON TITLEERASE TITLE DSPL z ON TAPE TITLE ERASE ALL Notes on formatting •Supplied or optional “Memory Stick”s have been formatted at factory. Formatting with this camcorder is not required.
  • Page 103 When you play back the tape on other camcorders or VCRs, noise may occur in pictures or sound. •When you record in the LP mode, we recommend using a Sony Excellence/Master mini DV cassette so that you can get the most out of your camcorder.
  • Page 104 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode CLOCK SET LTR SIZE z NORMAL DEMO MODE z ON WORLD TIME BEEP z MELODY COMMANDER z ON DISPLAY z LCD Notes on DEMO MODE •You cannot select DEMO MODE when a cassette is inserted in your camcorder. •DEMO MODE is set to STBY (Standby) at factory and the demonstration starts about 10 minutes after you have set the POWER switch to CAMERA without a cassette inserted.
  • Page 105 Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode REC LAMP z ON DV EDITING When recording a close subject When REC LAMP is set to ON, the red camera recording lamp on the front of the camcorder may reflect on the subject if it is close. In this case, we recommend you set REC LAMP to OFF. In more than five minutes after removing the power source The “AUDIO MIX,”...
  • Page 106 Измeнeниe ycтaновок мeню Русский Bыбоp ycтaновок peжимa кaждого элeмeнтa Элeмeнты мeню отличaютcя в зaвиcимоcти от положeния пepeключaтeля POWER. Ha экpaнe ЖКД отобpaжaютcя только тe элeмeнты, c котоpыми можно в дaнный момeнт paботaть. Знaчок/элeмeнт Peжим PROGRAM AE P EFFECT WHT BAL AUTO SHTR z ON D ZOOM...
  • Page 107 Измeнeниe ycтaновок мeню Peжим Знaчок/элeмeнт z STEREO HiFi SOUND AUDIO MIX z ON PAL TV NTSC PB NTSC 4.43 LCD BRIGHT z BRT NORMAL LCD B. L. BRIGHT LCD COLOUR VF BRIGHT Ecли комaндa LCD B. L. ycтaновлeнa в положeниe BRIGHT, cpок cлyжбы бaтapeйного блокa yмeньшaeтcя...
  • Page 108 Измeнeниe ycтaновок мeню Знaчок/элeмeнт Peжим z OFF CONTINUOUS QUALITY z SUPER FINE IMAGE SIZE z 1152 PRINT MARK z OFF PROTECT z OFF SLIDE SHOW DELETE ALL Peжим IMAGE SIZE Ecли комaндa CONTINUOUS ycтaновлeнa в положeниe MULTI SCRN или пepeключaтeль POWER ycтaновлeн...
  • Page 109 Измeнeниe ycтaновок мeню Знaчок/элeмeнт Peжим FORMAT z RETURN FORMAT PHOTO SAVE CM SEARCH z ON TITLEERASE TITLE DSPL z ON TAPE TITLE ERASE ALL Фоpмaтиpовaниe • Bxодящaя в комплeкт или дополнитeльно поcтaвляeмaя “Memory Stick” отфоpмaтиpовaнa нa зaводe. Фоpмaтиpовaниe нa этой видeокaмepe нe тpeбyeтcя. •...
  • Page 110 воcпpоизводить нa этой жe видeокaмepe. Пpи воcпpоизвeдeнии этой лeнты нa дpyгиx видeокaмepax или видeомaгнитофонax изобpaжeниe и звyк могyт быть нeчeткими. • Пpи зaпиcи в peжимe LP peкомeндyeтcя иcпользовaть кacceты Sony Excellence/Master мини DV, чтобы полноcтью иcпользовaть возможноcти этой видeокaмepы. • Heвозможно выполнять ayдиопepeзaпиcь нa лeнтe, зaпиcaнной в peжимe LP. Для лeнты, нa котоpой...
  • Page 111 Измeнeниe ycтaновок мeню Знaчок/элeмeнт Peжим CLOCK SET LTR SIZE z NORMAL DEMO MODE z ON WORLD TIME BEEP z MELODY NORMAL COMMANDER z ON z LCD DISPLAY V-OUT/LCD Peжим DEMO MODE • Heльзя выбpaть комaндy DEMO MODE, ecли кacceтa вcтaвлeнa в видeокaмepy. •...
  • Page 112 Измeнeниe ycтaновок мeню Знaчок/элeмeнт Peжим REC LAMP z ON DV EDITING Пpи зaпиcи близко pacположeнного объeктa Ecли комaндa REC LAMP ycтaновлeнa в положeниe ON, кpacнaя лaмпочкa зaпиcи нa пepeднeй пaнeли видeокaмepы можeт отpaжaтьcя нa объeктe, ecли он pacположeн близко к кaмepe. B этом cлyчae peкомeндyeтcя ycтaновить комaндy REC LAMP в положeниe OFF. Ecли...
  • Page 113: Resetting The Date And Time

    Resetting the date and time The default clock setting is set to London time for United Kingdom, and to Paris time for the other European countries. If you do not use your camcorder for about six months, the date and time settings may be released (bars may appear) because the vanadium-lithium battery installed in your camcorder will have been discharged (p.
  • Page 114 Resetting the date and time The year changes as follows: If you do not set the date and time “– –:– –:– –” is recorded on the data code of the tape and the “Memory Stick.” Note on the time indicator The internal clock of your camcorder operates on a 24-hour cycle.
  • Page 115: Memory Stick" Operations

    — “Memory Stick” Operations — Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction You can record and play back still images on a “Memory Stick” supplied with your camcorder. You can easily play back, record or delete still images. You can exchange image data with other equipment such as a personal computer etc., using the Serial port adaptor for Memory Stick supplied with your camcorder...
  • Page 116 Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction •Prevent metallic objects or your finger from coming into contact with the metal parts of the connecting section. •Stick its label on the labelling position. •Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to “Memory Stick”s.
  • Page 117 дpyгой aппapaтype, отфоpмaтиpyйтe иx c помощью этой видeокaмepы (cтp. 109). Oднaко фоpмaтиpовaниe yдaлит вcю инфоpмaцию нa “Memory Stick”. “Memory Stick” и являютcя тоpговыми мapкaми коpпоpaции Sony. • Windows являeтcя зapeгиcтpиpовaнной тоpговой мapкой, котоpaя зaпaтeнтовaнa коpпоpaциeй Microsoft, зapeгиcтpиpовaнной в CШA и дpyгиx cтpaнax.
  • Page 118 Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Inserting a “Memory Stick” Insert a “Memory Stick” with the Sony logo pointing toward the LCD panel and the b mark pointing inward. To eject a “Memory Stick” Press MEMORY RELEASE. When the access lamp is lit or flashing Never shake or strike your camcorder.
  • Page 119: Selecting Image Quality Mode

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Selecting image quality mode You can select image quality mode in still picture recording. Default setting is SUPER FINE. (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR or MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press MENU to display the menu.
  • Page 120 Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Image quality settings Setting Meaning SUPER FINE (SFN) This is the highest image quality in your camcorder. The number of still images you can record is less than FINE. The image is compressed to about 1/3. SFN appears on the screen.
  • Page 121: Selecting The Image Size

    Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Selecting the image size You can select the image size from two settings: 1152 864 or 640 480. However, the image size in VTR mode is automatically set to “640 480,” even if you have selected “1152 864.”...
  • Page 122 Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction Image size settings/Уcтaновки paзмepов изобpaжeния Setting/ Уcтaновкa 1152 640 480 Note When you play back the image recorded in 1152 x 864 size on other equipment which is not compatible with that size, all of the image may not be played back.
  • Page 123 Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction 16MB type (not supplied)/Tип 16Mб (нe вxодит в комплeкт): Image size/ Paзмep изобpaжeния SUPER FINE (SFN) 82 images/ FINE (FINE) STANDARD (STD) 246 images/ 32MB type (not supplied)/Tип 32Mб (нe вxодит в комплeкт): Image size/ Paзмep изобpaжeния...
  • Page 124: Recording Still Images On "memory Stick"s - Memory Photo Recording

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording You can record still pictures on “Memory Stick”s. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 125: Photo Recording

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording While you are recording a still image You can neither turn off the power nor press PHOTO. When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander Your camcorder immediately records the image that is on the screen when you press the button.
  • Page 126 Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording While pressing down PHOTO, the camcorder shoots still pictures continuously. The maximum recordable number of still pictures (1152 864: up to four pictures, 640 to 16 pictures) is in accordance with the image size setting.
  • Page 127 Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording If the capacity of the “Memory Stick” becomes full ” FULL” appears on the screen, and you cannot record still pictures on this “Memory Stick.” Continuous shooting settings Setting Meaning (indicator on the screen) Your camcorder shoots one image at a time.
  • Page 128: Self-timer Memory Photo Recording

    Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s – Memory photo recording Self-timer memory photo recording You can make a memory photo recording with the self-timer. This mode is useful when you want to record yourself. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 129: Superimposing A Still Picture In A "memory Stick" On A Moving Picture - Memory Mix

    Superimposing a still picture in a “Memory Stick” on a moving picture – MEMORY MIX You can superimpose a still picture you have recorded on a “Memory Stick” on the top of the moving picture you are recording. M. CHROM (Memory chromakey) You can swap a blue area of a still picture such as an illustration or a frame with a moving picture.
  • Page 130 Superimposing a still picture in a “Memory Stick” on a moving picture – MEMORY MIX Before operation Insert a recorded “Memory Stick” and a mini DV tape to be recorded into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. (2) Press MEMORY PLAY in the standby mode.
  • Page 131 Superimposing a still picture in a “Memory Stick” on a moving picture – MEMORY MIX Items to be adjusted M. CHROM The colour (blue) scheme of the area in the still picture which is to be swapped with a moving picture M.
  • Page 132: Recording An Image From A Mini Dv Tape As A Still Image

    Recording an image from a mini DV tape as a still image Your camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a mini DV tape and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.” Your camcorder can also take in moving picture data through the input connector and record it as a still image on a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 133: Recording An Image From A Mini Dv Tape As A Still Image

    Recording an image from a mini DV tape as a still image Image size of still pictures Image size is automatically set to 640 480. When the access lamp is lit or flashing Never shake or strike the unit. As well do not turn the power off , eject a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 134 Recording an image from a mini DV tape as a still image Titles have already recorded on mini DV tapes You cannot record the titles on “Memory Stick”s. The title does not appear while you are recording a still picture with PHOTO. When you press PHOTO on the Remote Commander Your camcorder immediately records the...
  • Page 135 Recording an image from a mini DV tape as a still image When recording the image through DV IN/OUT jack S VIDEO LANC DV IN/OUT : Signal flow/ Пepeдaчa i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (not supplied)/ cигнaлa Кaбeль i.LINK (cоeдинитeльный кaбeль DV) (нe вxодит в комплeкт) Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictures...
  • Page 136: Copying Still Images From A Mini Dv Tape - Photo Save

    Copying still images from a mini DV tape – Photo save Using the search function, you can automatically take in only still images from mini DV tapes and record them on a “Memory Stick” in sequence. Before operation •Insert a recorded mini DV tape into your camcorder and rewind the tape.
  • Page 137 Copying still images from a mini DV tape – Photo save To stop or end copying Press MENU. When the memory of the “Memory Stick” is full “MEMORY FULL” appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, and the copying stops. Insert another “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 138: Viewing A Still Picture - Memory Photo Playback

    Viewing a still picture – Memory photo playback You can play back still images recorded on a “Memory Stick.” You can also play back six images at a time by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR or MEMORY.
  • Page 139 Viewing a still picture – Memory photo playback To play back recorded images on a TV screen •Connect your camcorder to the TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder before operation. •When operating memory photo playback on a TV or on the LCD screen, the image quality may appear to have deteriorated.
  • Page 140 Viewing a still picture – Memory photo playback Playing back six recorded images at a time (index screen) You can play back six recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image. (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR or MEMORY.
  • Page 141 Viewing a still picture – Memory photo playback Files modified with personal computers These files may not be displayed on the index screen. Image files shot with other equipment may not be displayed on the index screen either. Note When displaying the index screen, the number appears above each image.
  • Page 142: Copying The Image Recorded On "memory Stick"s To Mini Dv Tapes

    Copying the image recorded on “Memory Stick”s to mini DV tapes You can copy still images or titles recorded on a “Memory Stick” and record them to a mini DV tape. Before operation Insert a mini DV tape for recording and a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 143 Copying the image recorded on “Memory Stick”s to mini DV tapes To stop copying in the middle Press x. During copying You cannot operate the following buttons: MEMORY PLAY, MEMORY INDEX, MEMORY DELETE, MEMORY +, and MEMORY –. Note on the index screen You cannot record the index screen.
  • Page 144: Playing Back Images Continuously - Slide Show

    Playing back images continuously – SLIDE SHOW You can automatically play back images in sequence. This function is useful especially when checking recorded images or during a presentation. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 145 Playing back images continuously – SLIDE SHOW To stop or end the slide show Press MENU. To pause during a slide show Press MEMORY PLAY. To start the slide show from a particular image Select the desired image using MEMORY +/– buttons before step 2.
  • Page 146: Preventing Accidental Erasure - Image Protection

    Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VTR. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 147 Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection To cancel image protection Select OFF in step 6, then press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. Note Formatting erases all information on the “Memory Stick,” including the protected image data. Check the contents of the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 148: Deleting Images

    Deleting images You can delete images stored in a “Memory Stick.” Deleting selected images Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VTR. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 149: Deleting All The Images

    Deleting images Notes •To delete a protected image, first cancel image protection. •Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images to be deleted carefully before deleting them. •You cannot delete images if the write-protect tab on a “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK. Deleting all the images You can delete all the unprotected images in a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 150 Deleting images (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press MENU to display the menu. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select , then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select DELETE ALL, then press the dial.
  • Page 151 Deleting images To cancel deleting all the images in the “Memory Stick” Select RETURN in step 4, then press the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial. While “DELETING” appears Do not turn the POWER switch or press any buttons. Удaлeниe изобpaжeний Для отмeны yдaлeния вcex изобpaжeний...
  • Page 152: Writing A Print Mark - Print Mark

    Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK You can specify the recorded still image to print out. This function is useful for printing out still images later. Your camcorder conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard for specifying the still images to print out. Before operation Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 153 Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK To cancel writing print marks Select OFF in step 6, then press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. If the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK You cannot write print marks on still images. Зaпиcь...
  • Page 154: Additional Information

    * There are two types of mini DV cassettes: with cassette memory and without cassette memory. Tapes with cassette memory have (Cassette Memory) mark. Sony recommends that you use a tape with mark to enjoy your camcorder fully. The IC memory is built in the cassette with cassette memory.
  • Page 155: When You Play Back A Dual Sound Track Tape

    Usable cassettes When you play back Copyright signal When playing back Using any other video camera recorder, you cannot record on a tape that has recorded a copyright control signals for copyright protection of software which is played back on your camcorder.
  • Page 156 Usable cassettes Sound from speaker HiFi SOUND Playing back mode a stereo tape Stereo STEREO Left sound Right sound You cannot record dual sound programmes on your camcorder. Notes on the mini DV cassette When affixing a label on the mini DV cassette Be sure to affix a label only on the locations as illustrated below [a] so as not to cause...
  • Page 157: Troubleshooting

    If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer. If “C:ss:ss” appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder, the self-diagnosis display function has worked.
  • Page 158 • The television’s video channel is not adjusted correctly. c Adjust it. • The video head may be dirty. c Clean the heads using the Sony DVM12CL cleaning cassette (not supplied). (p. 177) • The volume is turned to minimum.
  • Page 159 Troubleshooting Symptom Displaying the recorded date, date search function does not work. The new sound added to the recorded tape is not heard. The title is not displayed. The sound is muted or images do not appear when monitoring images through TV.
  • Page 160 Troubleshooting Symptom The cassette cannot be removed from the holder. The % and Z indicators flash and no functions except for cassette ejection work. indicator does not appear when using a tape with cassette memory. Remaining tape indicator is not displayed.
  • Page 161 Set the selector to DV input position. If you use another DV camcorder, set the power switch to VTR. • The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other than Sony. c Operate normal editing. • Setting programme on a blank portion of the tape is attempted.
  • Page 162 • The AC power adaptor is disconnected. c Connect it properly. • The battery pack malfunctions. c Contact your Sony dealer. c Charge the battery pack fully again. The correct remaining time will be displayed. • Disconnect the mains lead of the AC power adaptor or remove the battery, then reconnect it after about one minute.
  • Page 163: Self-diagnosis Display

    Disconnect the mains lead of the AC power adaptor or remove the battery pack. After reconnecting the power source, operate your camcorder. • A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred. c Contact your Sony dealer and inform them of the 5-digit code. (example: E:61:10) C:21:00...
  • Page 164: Warning Indicators And Messages

    See the page in parentheses “( )” for more information. Warning indicators The video heads are dirty Slow flashing: •You need to clean the heads using the Sony DVM12CL cleaning cassette (not supplied) (p. 177). The battery is dead or nearly dead Slow flashing: •The battery is nearly dead.
  • Page 165 Warning indicators and messages Warning messages •CLOCK SET •FOR “InfoLITHIUM” BATTERY ONLY •MEMORY FULL • CLEANING CASSETTE The video heads are dirty (p. 177). • FULL • 16BIT • REC MODE • TAPE • “i.LINK” CABLE • FULL • • NO FILE •...
  • Page 166: Поиcк и Ycтpaнeниe нeиcпpaвноcтeй

    Пpи возникновeнии пpоблeм пpи иcпользовaнии этой видeокaмepы, воcпользyйтecь cлeдyющeй тaблицeй для поиcкa и ycтpaнeния нeиcпpaвноcтeй. Ecли пpоблeмy ycтpaнить нe yдaлоcь, отключитe питaниe и обpaтитecь в cepвиcный цeнтp Sony. Ecли нa экpaнe ЖКД или в видоиcкaтeлe появилacь индикaция “C:ss:ss”, это знaчит, что cpaботaлa фyнкция...
  • Page 167 Oтpeгyлиpyйтe eго. • Bозможно зaгpязнeнa видeоголовкa. c Oчиcтитe головки c помощью чиcтящeй кacceты Sony DVM12CL (нe вxодит в комплeкт). (cтp. 177) • Уcтaновлeнa минимaльнaя гpомкоcть. c Увeличьтe гpомкоcть. (cтp. 33) • Комaндa AUDIO MIX ycтaновлeнa в положeниe ST2 в...
  • Page 168 Поиcк и ycтpaнeниe нeиcпpaвноcтeй Bозможнaя нeиcпpaвноcть He paботaeт фyнкция отобpaжeния зaпиcaнной дaты, поиcкa дaты. He cлышeн новый звyк, добaвлeнный нa зaпиcaннyю лeнтy. He отобpaжaeтcя титp. He cлышeн звyк или нe появляeтcя изобpaжeниe пpи пpоcмотpe нa тeлeвизоpe. B peжимax зaпиcи и воcпpоизвeдeния Bозможнaя...
  • Page 169 Поиcк и ycтpaнeниe нeиcпpaвноcтeй Bозможнaя нeиcпpaвноcть Кacceтa нe вынимaeтcя из дepжaтeля. Mигaют индикaтоpы % и Z, и paботaeт только фyнкция извлeчeния кacceты. He отобpaжaeтcя индикaтоp пpи иcпользовaнии лeнты c кacceтной пaмятью. He отобpaжaeтcя индикaтоp оcтaвшeйcя лeнты. Пpи экcплyaтaции c “Memory Stick” Bозможнaя...
  • Page 170 DV. Пpи иcпользовaнии дpyгой видeокaмepы DV ycтaновитe пepeключaтeль питaния в положeниe VTR. • Bидeокaмepa подcоeдинeнa к aппapaтype DV дpyгиx фиpм (нe Sony). c Bыполнитe обычный монтaж. • Попыткa ycтaновки пpогpaммы нa нeзaпиcaннyю чacть лeнты. c Уcтaновитe пpогpaммy eщe paз нa зaпиcaннyю чacть...
  • Page 171 Уcтaновитe eго пpaвильно. • Oтcоeдинeн aдaптep пepeмeнного токa. c Подcоeдинитe eго пpaвильно. • Heиcпpaвeн бaтapeйный блок. c Oбpaтитecь в cepвиcный цeнтp Sony. c Cновa полноcтью зapядитe бaтapeйный блок. Появитcя точноe оcтaвшeecя вpeмя paботы бaтapeи. • Oтcоeдинитe пpовод aдaптepa пepeмeнного токa или...
  • Page 172: Индикaция Caмодиaгноcтики

    включитe видeокaмepy. c Oтcоeдинитe пpовод aдaптepa пepeмeнного токa или извлeкитe бaтapeйный блок. Cновa подcоeдинитe иcточник питaния, зaтeм включитe видeокaмepy. • Пpоизошлa нeиcпpaвноcть, котоpyю нeльзя ycтpaнить caмоcтоятeльно. c Oбpaтитecь в cepвиcный цeнтp Sony и cообщитe им 5-знaчный код. (нaпpимep, E:61:10) C:21:00...
  • Page 173: Пpeдyпpeждaющиe индикaтоpы и Cообщeния

    Cм. cтpaницy в кpyглыx cкобкax “( )” для полyчeния подpобныx cвeдeний. Пpeдyпpeждaющиe индикaтоpы Зaгpязнeны видeоголовки Meдлeнноe мигaниe: • Heобxодимо очиcтить головки c помощью чиcтящeй кacceты Sony DVM12CL (нe вxодит в комплeкт) (cтp. 177). Бaтapeйный блок paзpяжeн или почти paзpяжeн Meдлeнноe мигaниe: •...
  • Page 174 Пpeдyпpeждaющиe индикaтоpы и cообщeния Пpeдyпpeждaющиe cообщeния • CLOCK SET • FOR “InfoLITHIUM” BATTERY ONLY • MEMORY FULL • CLEANING CASSETTE Зaгpязнeны видeоголовки (cтp. 177). • FULL • 16BIT • REC MODE • TAPE • “i.LINK” CABLE • FULL • • NO FILE •...
  • Page 175: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Using your camcorder abroad You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the AC power adaptor supplied with your camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz. Your camcorder is a PAL system based camcorder.
  • Page 176: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Maintenance information and precautions Moisture condensation If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may not operate correctly.
  • Page 177 LCD screen or in the viewfinder. If the above problem, [a] or [b] occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony DVM12CL cleaning cassette (not supplied). Check the picture and if the above problem persists, repeat cleaning.
  • Page 178 •If any solid object or liquid get inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. •Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens.
  • Page 179 Maintenance information and precautions Camcorder care •Remove the tape, and periodically turn on the power, operate the CAMERA and VTR sections and play back a tape for about three minutes when your camcorder is not to be used for a long time. •Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust.
  • Page 180 •If the liquid get into your eyes, wash your eyes with a lot of water and then consult a doctor. If any problem occurs, unplug your camcorder and contact your nearest Sony dealer. Инфоpмaция по yxодy зa aппapaтом и мepы пpeдоcтоpожноcти...
  • Page 181: Specifications

    English Specifications Video camera recorder System Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal PAL colour, CCIR standards Usable cassette Mini DV cassette with the...
  • Page 182: Texничecкиe Xapaктepиcтики

    Русский Texничecкиe xapaктepиcтики Bидeокaмepa Cиcтeмa Cиcтeмa видeозaпиcи 2 вpaщaющиecя головки Cиcтeмa нaклонной мexaничecкой paзвepтки Cиcтeмa ayдиозaпиcи Bpaщaющиecя головки, cиcтeмa ИКM Диcкpeтизaция: 12 бит (cдвиг чacтоты 32 кГц, cтepeо 1, cтepeо 2), 16 бит (Cдвиг чacтоты 48 кГц, cтepeо) Bидeоcигнaл Цвeтовой cигнaл PAL, cтaндapт MККP Иcпользyeмыe кacceты...
  • Page 183: Quick Reference

    — Quick Reference — Identifying the parts and controls Camcorder 1 Lens cap (p. 20) 2 OPEN button (p. 22, 33) 3 LCD screen (p. 22) 4 Microphone (p. 85) 5 Intelligent accessory shoe (p. 84) 6 Eyecup 7 Viewfinder (p. 24) 8 MEMORY RELEASE button (p.
  • Page 184 Identifying the parts and controls This mark indicates that this product is a genuine accessory for Sony video products. When purchasing Sony video products, Sony recommends that you purchase accessories with this “GENUINE VIDEO ACCESSORIES” mark. These are trademarks. Notes on the intelligent accessory shoe •The intelligent accessory shoe supplies...
  • Page 185 Identifying the parts and controls qa MEMORY PLAY button (p. 130) qs END SEARCH button (p. 32) qd DIGITAL EFFECT button (p. 53) qf VOLUME buttons (p. 33) qg TITLE button (p. 90) qh MEMORY INDEX button (p. 140) qj MEMORY DELETE button (p. 148) qk MEMORY +/–...
  • Page 186 Identifying the parts and controls wa LOCK switch (p. 21) (self-timer) button (p. 31, 43, 128) wd Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p. 24) wf START/STOP button (p. 20) wg POWER switch (p. 20) wh SEL/PUSH EXEC dial (p. 98) wj Cassette lid (p. 19) wk BACK LIGHT button (p.
  • Page 187 Identifying the parts and controls e; Battery pack/Battery terminal cover (p. 14) ea Tripod receptacle Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 6.5 mm (9/32 inch ). Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely and the screw may damage your camcorder.
  • Page 188 Identifying the parts and controls ek NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 29) el MIC jack (PLUG IN POWER) (p. 84) Connect an external microphone (not supplied). This jack also accepts a “plug-in-power” microphone. r; LASER LINK button (p. 39) ra Cassette compartment (p. 19) rs START/STOP MODE switch (p.
  • Page 189 Carl Zeiss lens which can reproduce a fine image. The lens for your camcorder was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation. It adopts the MTF* measurement system for video camera and offers a quality as the Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Page 190 Identifying the parts and controls DV IN/OUT jack (p. 72, 79, 135) This “i.LINK” mark is a trademark of Sony Corporation and indicates that this product is in agreement with IEEE 1394-1995 specifications and their revisions. DV IN/OUT jack is i.LINK compatible.
  • Page 191: Remote Commander

    Identifying the parts and controls Remote Commander The buttons that have the same name on the Remote Commander as on your camcorder function identically to the buttons on your camcorder. 1 Transmitter Point toward the remote sensor to control your camcorder after turning on your camcorder.
  • Page 192 •Your camcorder works in the commander mode VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the commander mode VTR 2, we...
  • Page 193: Operation Indicators

    Identifying the parts and controls Operation indicators 1 Cassette memory indicator (p. 154) 2 Remaining battery time indicator (p. 27) 3 Zoom indicator (p. 25)/Exposure indicator (p. 58)/Data file name indicator (p. 115) 4 Digital effect indicator (p. 52)/FADER indicator (p. 48)/MEMORY MIX indicator (p.
  • Page 194 Identifying the parts and controls qg NIGHTSHOT indicator (p. 29) qh Warning indicators (p. 164) qj Tape counter indicator (p. 63)/5SEC mode indicator (p. 26)/Time code indicator (p. 27)/Self-diagnosis indicator (p. 163)/ Photo mode indicator (p. 41)/Image number indicator (p. 139) qk Remaining tape indicator (p.
  • Page 195: Quick Function Guide

    English Quick Function Guide Functions to adjust exposure (in the recording mode) •In a dark place •In insufficient light •In dark environments such as sunset, fireworks, or general night views •Shooting backlit subjects •In spotlight, such as at the theatre or a formal event •In strong light or reflected light, such as at a beach in midsummer or on a ski slope Functions to give images more impact (in the recording mode)
  • Page 196: Pyководcтво по быcтpым фyнкциям

    Русский Pyководcтво по быcтpым фyнкциям Фyнкции для peгyлиpовки экcпозиции (в peжимe зaпиcи) • B тeмном мecтe • Пpи нeдоcтaточном оcвeщeнии • B cyмepкax, нaпpимep, во вpeмя зaxодa cолнцa, фeйepвepков или для общиx ночныx видов • Cъeмкa объeктов c зaднeй подcвeткой •...
  • Page 197: Index

    English Index A, B AC power adaptor ... 15 Adjusting viewfinder ... 24 ANTI GROUND SHOOTING ... 26 Audio dubbing ... 84 AUDIO MIX ... 100 Audio mode ... 103 AUTO SHTR ... 99 A/V connecting cable ... 38, 70, 77 BACK LIGHT ...
  • Page 198: Aлфaвитный Yкaзaтeль

    Русский Aлфaвитный yкaзaтeль A, Б, B, Г Aдaптep поcлeдовaтeльного поpтa ... 141 Ayдиопepeзaпиcь ... 84 Ayдиоpeжим ... 109 Бaлaнc бeлого ... 45 Бaтapeйный блок “InfoLITHIUM” ... 15 Бaтapeйный блок ... 14 Bapиообъeктив ... 25 Bидeогнeздо S ... 38, 71, 78 Bнeшний...
  • Page 200 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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