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Sony Handycam CCD-TRV101E Operating Instructions Manual

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3-858-310-11 (1)
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Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
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CCD-TRV101E_3-858-310-11(E,R)

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

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  • Page 2 English WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Certain countries may require disposal of the battery used to power this product. Please consult with your local authority.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Before you begin Using this manual 4 Checking supplied accessories 6 Getting started Charging and installing the battery pack 7 Inserting a cassette 11 Basic operations Camera recording 12 Using the zoom feature 16 Shooting with the LCD screen 18 Hints for better shooting 19 Checking the recorded picture 22 Playing back a tape 23...
  • Page 4: Before You Begin

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  • Page 5: Precautions On Camcorder Care

    Precautions on camcorder care • Do not let sand get into the camcorder. When you use the camcorder on a sandy beach or in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause the unit to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired [a].
  • Page 6: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking supplied accessories Check that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. 1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 112) 2 NP-F530 battery pack (1) (p. 7) 3 AC-V615 AC power adaptor (1) (p. 7, 29) 4 R6 (size AA) battery for Remote Commander (2) (p.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    NP-F530. If you use any other battery pack to operate your camcorder, the camcorder may not operate or battery life may be shorten. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Charging the battery pack (1) Connect the mains lead to the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 8 Charging and installing the battery pack Charging time Battery pack Charging time * NP-F530 (supplied) 170 (110) Numbers in parentheses indicate the time for a normal charge. (Normal charge) * Approximate number of minutes to charge an empty battery pack fully using the supplied AC power adaptor.
  • Page 9 To remove the battery pack Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow. Notes on charging the battery pack •The CHARGE lamp will remain lit for a while even if the battery pack is removed and the mains lead is unplugged after charging the battery pack.
  • Page 10: Installing The Battery Pack

    Charging and installing the battery pack Installing the battery pack (1) Set the POWER switch to OFF to prevent misoperation of the camcorder. (2) To open the lid of the battery compartment, slide down the OPEN (BATT) release lever. (3) Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 11: Inserting A Cassette

    Inserting a cassette Make sure that the power source is installed. When you want to record in the Hi8 system, use Hi8 video cassette H. (1) Set the POWER switch to OFF. (2) Slide OPEN/EJECT on the bottom of the camcorder in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 12: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Camera recording Make sure that the power source is installed and a cassette is inserted. When you use the camcorder for the first time, power on it and reset the date and time before you start recording (p. 84). Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial recording to make sure that the camcorder is working correctly.
  • Page 13 To finish recording [b] Press START/STOP again to stop recording. Set the POWER switch to OFF. Then, eject the cassette and remove the battery pack. STBY 0:35:20 40min To focus the viewfinder lens If you cannot see the indicators in the viewfinder clearly, or after someone else has used the camcorder, focus the viewfinder lens.
  • Page 14 Camera recording Notes on recording mode •This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long play) mode. Select SP or LP in the menu system. The playback quality in LP mode, however, will not be as good as that in SP mode.
  • Page 15 Notes on finder power save •The recording continues even when the picture in the viewfinder disappears during recording. •If you set VF PW-SAVE to OFF in the menu system, the picture in the viewfinder does not disappear even when you turn your face away from the viewfinder.
  • Page 16: Using The Zoom Feature

    Camera recording Using the zoom feature Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in the scene. For more professional-looking recordings, use the zoom function sparingly. “T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer) “W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away) Zooming speed (Variable speed zooming)
  • Page 17 Notes on digital zoom •More than 10x zoom is performed digitally, and the picture quality deteriorates as you go toward the “T” side. If you do not want to use the digital zoom, set the D ZOOM function to OFF in the menu system. •The vertical bar in the power zoom indicator separates the optical zooming zone (left of the bar [a]) and the digital zooming zone (right of...
  • Page 18: Shooting With The Lcd Screen

    Camera recording Shooting with the LCD screen You can also record the picture while looking at the LCD screen. While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel. PUSH OPEN Adjusting the LCD panel angle Adjust the LCD panel to the angle you want. The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to this side and about 210 degrees to the other side.
  • Page 19: Hints For Better Shooting

    Hints for better shooting For hand-held shots, you will get better results by holding the camcorder according to the following suggestions: •Hold the camcorder firmly and secure it with the grip strap so that you can easily manipulate the controls with your thumb. [a] •Place your elbows against your side.
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  • Page 21 Notes on the colour viewfinder and the LCD screen •The colour viewfinder and the LCD screen are made with high-precision technology. However, black points or bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may constantly appear on the colour viewfinder and the LCD screen. These points are not recorded on the tape.
  • Page 22: Checking The Recorded Picture

    Checking the recorded picture Using the EDITSEARCH, you can review the last recorded scene or check the recorded picture in the viewfinder. (1)While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to CAMERA. (2)Press the РΠside of EDITSEARCH momentarily;...
  • Page 23: Playing Back A Tape

    Playing back a tape You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen. You can also monitor a picture on a TV screen, after connecting the camcorder to a TV or VCR. (1) Insert the recorded tape with the window facing out.
  • Page 24 Playing back a tape Using the Remote Commander You can control playback using the supplied Remote Commander. Before using the Remote Commander, insert the R6 (size AA) batteries . To display the screen indicators Press DISPLAY. To erase the indicators, press again. Using headphones Connect headphones (not supplied) to the 2 jack (p.
  • Page 25 To view the picture at 1/5 speed (slow playback) Press & on the Remote Commander during playback. To resume normal playback, press ·. If slow playback lasts for about 1 minute, it shifts to normal speed automatically. To view the picture at double speed For double speed playback in the reverse direction, press <, then press 2 on the Remote Commander during playback.
  • Page 26: Displaying The Date Or Time When You Recorded - Data Code Function

    Playing back a tape Displaying the date or time when you recorded – data code function Even if you did not record the date or time when you were recording, you can display the date or time when you recorded (Data Code) on the TV during playback or editing.
  • Page 27 When bars (––:– –:––) appear •A blank portion of the tape is being played back. •The tape was recorded by a camcorder without the Data Code function. •The tape was recorded by a camcorder without having date and time set. •The tape is unreadable due to tape damage or noise.
  • Page 28: Searching For The End Of The Picture

    Searching for the end of the picture You can go to the end of the recorded portion after you record and play back the tape. The tape starts rewinding or fast-forwarding and the last 5 seconds (SP mode) or 10 seconds (LP mode) of the recorded portion plays back.
  • Page 29: Advanced Operations

    Advanced operations Using alternative power sources You can choose any of the following power sources for your camcorder: battery pack, mains, and 12/24 V car battery. Choose the appropriate power source depending on where you want to use your camcorder. Place Power Accessory to be used...
  • Page 30 Using alternative power sources Charging the battery pack You can charge the battery pack installed in the camcorder by connecting the AC power adaptor to the camcorder and setting the POWER switch to OFF. The CHARGE lamp lights up, and goes out when normal charge is completed.
  • Page 31: Using A Car Battery

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  • Page 32: Changing The Mode Settings

    Changing the mode settings You can change the mode settings in the menu system to further enjoy the features and functions of the camcorder. (1) Press MENU to display the menu on the LCD screen. (2) Turn the CONTROL dial to select the desired item, then press the CONTROL dial.
  • Page 33: Selecting The Mode Setting Of Each Item

    Notes on changing the mode settings •Menu items differs depending on the setting of the POWER switch to VTR or CAMERA. •When you let the subject monitor the shot, the menu display does not appear. Selecting the mode setting of each item Items for both CAMERA and VTR modes...
  • Page 34 Changing the mode settings VF BRIGHT* Close the LCD panel. Select this item to adjust the brightness of the viewfinder. The viewfinder becomes brighter when you turn the CONTROL dial up (+), and darker when you turn it down (–). VF PW-SAVE* <ON/OFF>...
  • Page 35 TITLE COL* <WHITE/YELLOW/VIOLET/RED/ CYAN/GREEN/BLUE> Select the colour of the title. TITLE POS* <CENTER/BOTTOM> •Select CENTER to centre the title in the picture. •Select BOTTOM to position the title at the bottom of the picture. TITLE1 SET*/TITLE2 SET* Store your own titles. STEADYSHOT* <ON/OFF>...
  • Page 36 Changing the mode settings NTSC PB* <ON PAL TV/NTSC 4.43> •Normally select ON PAL TV. •Select NTSC 4.43 to adjust the hue of the picture when playing back a tape recorded in the NTSC colour system on a multi-system TV. If you cannot obtain the result you want, select the appropriate TV colour system mode on your TBC* <ON/OFF>...
  • Page 37: Letting The Subject Monitor The Shot

    Letting the subject monitor the shot You can turn the LCD panel over so that it faces the other way and you can let the subject monitor the shot. Open the LCD panel until it clicks first and then turn it over. The indicator appears on the LCD screen (mirror mode) and the date, tape counter and remaining tape indicators disappear.
  • Page 38 Letting the subject monitor the shot •The picture on the LCD screen appears as a mirror-image while recording in mirror mode. Pr appears in Standby mode, and r during recording. •The END SEARCH and FADER indicators appear as a mirror-image. •“PICTURE EFFECT,”...
  • Page 39: Recording With The Date Or Time

    Recording with the date or time Before you start recording or during recording, press DATE or TIME. You can record the date or time displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen with the picture. You cannot record the date and the time at the same time.
  • Page 40: Fade-in And Fade-out

    Fade-in and fade-out You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. When fading in, the picture gradually fades in from black or mosaic while the sound increases. When fading out, the picture gradually fades to black or mosaic while the sound decreases.
  • Page 41 To cancel the fade-in/fade-out function Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER until the fade indicator disappears. When the date or time indicator is displayed The date or time indicator does not fade in or out. When the START/STOP MODE control is set to or 5SEC You cannot use the fade-in/fade-out function.
  • Page 42: Enjoying Picture Effect

    Enjoying picture effect Selecting picture effect You can make pictures like those of television with the Picture Effect function. MOSAIC [a] The picture is mosaic. SOLARIZE [b] The light intensity is clearer, and the picture looks like an illustration. B&W The picture is monochrome (black and white).
  • Page 43: Using Picture Effect Function

    Using picture effect function While in Standby mode, press EFFECT to select the desired Picture Effect mode. Returning to normal mode Press EFFECT repeatedly until the Picture Effect indicator disappears. Note on the picture effect When you turn the power off, the camcorder returns automatically to normal mode.
  • Page 44: Using The Wide Mode Function

    Using the wide mode function Selecting the desired mode You can record a cinemalike picture (CINEMA) or a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide- screen TV (16:9FULL). CINEMA CINEMA 16:9FULL 16:9FULL CINEMA Black bands appear at the top and the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 45 Using the wide mode function While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press WIDE TV repeatedly so that the desired mode indicator appears in the viewfinder. To cancel wide mode Press WIDE TV repeatedly until the wide mode indicator disappears. To watch the tape recorded in wide mode To watch the tape recorded in CINEMA mode,...
  • Page 46: Shooting Scenery In Several Short Takes

    Shooting scenery in several short takes Long, continuous shots of scenery tend to be dull, and have to be edited to make an interesting video. With 5SEC. REC (5-second recording) mode, the camcorder records for only 5 seconds and then switches to Standby mode, so that you will automatically take a series of quick shots resulting in a lively video.
  • Page 47: Superimposing A Title

    Superimposing a title You can select from eight preset titles and two titles you made to superimpose over the picture while recording. Each time you press TITLE while the camcorder is in Standby mode, the titles appear one by one. When you do not make titles, they are not displayed.
  • Page 48 Superimposing a title Titles cycle as follows: Original title 1 n Original title 2 n HELLO! n HAPPY BIRTHDAY n HAPPY HOLIDAYS n CONGRATULATIONS! n OUR SWEET BABY n WEDDING n VACATION n THE END When you press TITLE with “THE END” displayed, the titles disappear.
  • Page 49 To select the title colour (1) Press MENU to display the menu on the LCD screen. (2) Turn the CONTROL dial to select “TITLE COL”, then press the CONTROL dial. (3) Turn the CONTROL dial to select the desired colour, then press the CONTROL dial. You can choose from the following 7 colours: WHITE ˜...
  • Page 50: Making Your Own Original Titles

    Making your own original titles You can make two titles of up to 22 characters each, and store them in memory. (1) While the camcorder is in Standby mode, press MENU to display the menu on the LCD screen. (2) Turn the CONTROL dial to select TITLE1 SET or TITLE2 SET, then press the CONTROL dial.
  • Page 51 To erase the title you have made Press MENU, select the title you want to erase, and press the CONTROL dial. Select at the leftmost character, then press the CONTROL dial. Do not select the blank to erase a character. Otherwise, the blank is stored as a title in memory.
  • Page 52: Releasing The Steadyshot Function

    Releasing the STEADYSHOT function When you shoot, the indicator appears in the viewfinder. This indicates that the SteadyShot function is working and the camcorder compensates for camera-shake. You can release the SteadyShot function when you do not need to use the SteadyShot function. Do not use the SteadyShot function when shooting a stationary object with a tripod.
  • Page 53 To activate the SteadyShot function again Select ON in step 3, then press the CONTROL dial. Notes on the SteadyShot function •The SteadyShot function will not correct excessive camera-shake. •When you switch the SteadyShot function on or off, the exposure may fluctuate. •When you record in 16:9FULL mode, the SteadyShot function does not work and the indicator flashes.
  • Page 54: Using The Program Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE function You can select from six PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) modes to suit your shooting situation. When you use PROGRAM AE, you can get a Portrait effect (the subject is in focus and the background is out of focus), capture high-speed action, record night views, etc.
  • Page 55 Notes on focus setting •In the Spotlight, Sports lesson and Beach & Ski modes, you cannot take close-ups because the camcorder is set to focus only on subjects in the middle to far distance. •In the Sunset & Moon and Landscape modes, the camcorder is set to focus only on distant subjects.
  • Page 56: Focusing Manually

    Focusing manually When to use manual focus In the following cases you should obtain better results by adjusting the focus manually. •Insufficient light [a] •Subjects with little contrast — walls, sky, etc. •Too much brightness behind the subject [c] •Horizontal stripes [d] •Subjects through frosted glass •Subjects beyond nets, etc.
  • Page 57 Focusing manually When focusing manually, first focus in telephoto before recording, and then reset the shot length. (1)Slide AUTO LOCK down. (2)Press FOCUS. The f indicator appears in the viewfinder. (3)Turn the CONTROL dial to focus on the subject. AUTO LOCK FOCUS To return to the autofocus mode Press FOCUS to turn off f indicator.
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the exposure When to adjust the exposure Adjust the exposure manually under the following cases. CONTROL [a] Turn the CONTROL dial up (+) when: •The background is too bright (backlighting) •Insufficient light: most of the picture is dark [b] Turn the CONTROL dial down (–) when: •Bright subject and dark background •To record the darkness faithfully ê„ÛÎË...
  • Page 59 Adjusting the exposure (1)Slide AUTO LOCK down. (2)Press EXPOSURE. The exposure indicator appears in the viewfinder. The exposure is locked at the actual brightness. (3)Turn the CONTROL dial to adjust the exposure. The exposure is locked at the adjusted brightness. AUTO LOCK EXPOSURE To return to automatic exposure...
  • Page 60: Shooting With Backlighting

    Shooting with backlighting When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light background, use the BACK LIGHT function. Press BACK LIGHT. The c indicator appears in the viewfinder. [a] Subject is too dark because of backlight. [b] Subject becomes bright with backlight compensation.
  • Page 61: Rerecording A Picture In The Middle Of A Recorded Tape

    Re-recording a picture in the middle of a recorded tape You can insert a scene in the middle of a recorded tape by setting the starting and ending points. The previous recorded portion will be erased. If the RC time code appears in the viewfinder, set COUNTER to NORMAL in the menu system to display the tape counter.
  • Page 62 Re-recording a picture in the middle of a recorded tape To change the end point Press ZERO MEM to erase the ZERO MEM indicator, then repeat steps 2 to 5. Note on re-recording The picture and the sound may be distorted at the end of the inserted portion when it is played back.
  • Page 63: Optimizing The Tape Condition Before Recording

    Optimizing the tape condition before recording Set the ORC TO SET in the menu to automatically adjust the recording condition of the tape to get the best possible recording. (1) Insert a cassette, and press MENU to display the menu on the LCD screen before starting recording.
  • Page 64: Optimizing The Tape Condition Before Recording

    Optimizing the tape condition before recording Note on ORC TO SET setting When you eject a cassette, the ORC TO SET setting is released. Set ORC TO SET when you insert a cassette. When you set ORC TO SET, the recording on the tape is erased for about 0.1 second so that the camcorder can check the tape condition.
  • Page 65: Watching On A Tv Screen

    Watching on a TV screen You can use the camcorder as a VCR. Connect the camcorder to the inputs on the TV using the supplied A/V connecting cable. Set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR. Procedure to play back is the same as when playing back on the LCD screen.
  • Page 66 Watching on a TV screen If your TV or VCR is a monaural type Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable for video to the TV or VCR. Connect only the white or red plug for audio to the TV or VCR. If you connect the white plug, the sound is L (left) signal.
  • Page 67: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape You can search for the boundary between recording dates using the Data Code automatically recorded on the tape. There are two modes: • Searching for the beginning of a specific date, and playing back from there (Date Search) •...
  • Page 68: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded Tape

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape To stop searching or scanning Press one of the following tape transport buttons: ·, p, 0 or ). To view pictures during searching or scanning Press · and then press 0 or ). Notes on Date Search and Date Scan mode •If a day’s recording is not longer than 2 minutes, the camcorder may not accurately find its boundaries.
  • Page 69: Returning To A Pre-registered Position

    Returning to a pre- registered position Using the Remote Commander, you can easily go back to the desired point on a tape after playback. Use the tape counter. When the RC time code appears on the LCD screen, set COUNTER to NORMAL in the menu system to display the tape counter.
  • Page 70 Returning to a pre-registered position Notes on the tape counter •Something must be recorded on the tape in order for the tape counter to function. Tape counter does not work on a blank tape. •There may be a discrepancy of several seconds from the actual time.
  • Page 71: Locating The Marking Position

    Locating the marking position If you mark an index signal during recording or playback, you can easily locate the beginning of a desired programme later. Marking an index signal You can mark an index signal during recording or playback with the Remote Commander. When you see on a TV, press DISPLAY.
  • Page 72 Locating the marking position Notes on marking •Make sure you mark index signals at more than two-minute intervals. Otherwise, you may not be able to search for them correctly. •If you stop recording while the index signal is being marked (the INDEX MARK indicator lights on the LCD screen), the search may not be completed correctly.
  • Page 73 Scanning the beginning of each marking position – index scan When you see on a TV, press DISPLAY. (1) Press INDEX on the Remote Commander during normal playback or stop. (2) Press 0 or ). The tape rewinds or advances rapidly and plays back for approximately 10 seconds from the point on which the index signal was marked.
  • Page 74 Locating the marking position Locating the desired marking position – index search When you see on a TV, press DISPLAY. (1) Press INDEX on the Remote Commander during stop or playback mode. (2) Press INDEX repeatedly until the index number of the desired programme is displayed on the LCD screen.
  • Page 75: Erasing An Index Signal

    Erasing an index signal (1) Locate the index signal to be erased using the index scan or index search function. (2) Press INDEX ERASE on the Remote Commander within 2 to 10 seconds while the desired programme plays back. After the index signal is erased, the camcorder returns to index scan or index search mode, whichever was used in step 1.
  • Page 76 Locating the marking position Note on RC time code and Data Code When an index signal is erased, the RC time code and Data Code on the same portion of the tape is also erased. Bars (–) appear in place of the RC time code when the portion is played back.
  • Page 77: Writing The Rc Time Code On A Recorded Tape

    Writing the RC time code on a recorded tape You can write the RC time code on a recorded tape. Use the Remote Commander. (1) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it to VTR. (2) Set COUNTER to TIME CODE in the menu system.
  • Page 78 Writing the RC time code on a recorded tape To write the RC time code from the end of the RC time code recorded portion Rewind the tape to the portion on which the RC time code has been written and set the camcorder to playback pause mode.
  • Page 79: Editing Onto Another Tape

    Editing onto another tape You can create your own video programme by editing with any other h 8 mm, H Hi8, j VHS, k S-VHS, VHSC, K S-VHSC or l Betamax VCR that has audio/video inputs. Before editing Connect the camcorder to the VCR using the supplied A/V connecting cable.
  • Page 80: Starting Editing

    Editing onto another tape Starting editing Editing onto another tape Turn down the volume of the camcorder while editing. Otherwise, picture distortion may occur. (1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, and insert your recorded tape into the camcorder.
  • Page 81: Recording From A Vcr Or Tv

    Recording from a VCR or TV You can record a tape from another VCR or a TV programme from a TV that has video/audio outputs. Connect the camcorder to the VCR or TV. Turn down the volume of the camcorder while editing.
  • Page 82: Replacing Recording On A Tape

    Recording from a VCR or TV To stop recording Press p. Replacing recording on a tape (insert editing) You can insert a new scene from a VCR onto your originally recorded tape by specifying starting and ending points. Connections are the same as in “Recording from a VCR or TV”...
  • Page 83: Additional Information

    Additional information Charging the vanadium- lithium battery in the camcorder Your camcorder is supplied with a vanadium- lithium battery installed so as to retain the date and time, etc., regardless of the setting of the POWER switch. The vanadium-lithium battery is always charged as long as you are using the camcorder.
  • Page 84: Resetting The Date And Time

    Resetting the date and time The date and time are set at the factory. Set the time according to the local time in your country. If you do not use the camcorder for about a year, the date and time settings may be released (bars may appear) because the vanadium-lithium battery installed in the camcorder will have been discharged.
  • Page 85: Usable Cassettes And Playback Modes

    To correct the date and time setting Repeat steps 2 to 5. To check the preset date and time Press DATE to display the date indicator on the LCD screen. Press TIME to display the time indicator. When you press the same button again, the indicator goes off.
  • Page 86 Usable cassettes and playback modes Note on AFM Hi-Fi stereo When you play back a tape, the sound will be in monaural if: •you record the tape using this camcorder, then play it back on an AFM Hi-Fi monaural video recorder/player.
  • Page 87: Tips For Using The Battery Pack

    Tips for using the battery pack This section shows you how you can get the most out of your battery pack. Preparing the battery pack Always carry additional batteries Have sufficient battery pack power to do 2 to 3 times as much recording as you have planned. Battery life is shorter in a cold environment Battery efficiency is decreased, and the battery...
  • Page 88 Tips for using the battery pack When to replace the battery pack While you are using your camcorder, the remaining battery indicator in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen decreases gradually as battery power is used up [a]. When using the InfoLITHIUM battery pack such as the NP-F530, the remaining time in minutes appears.
  • Page 89 The InfoLITHIUM battery pack is a lithium battery pack which can exchange data with compatible video equipment about its battery consumption. Sony recommends that you use the InfoLITHIUM battery pack with video equipment having the mark. When you use this battery pack with video...
  • Page 90 Tips for using the battery pack The life of the battery pack If the battery indicator flashes rapidly just after turning on the camcorder with a fully charged battery pack, the battery pack should be replaced with a new fully charged one. Charging temperature You should charge batteries at temperatures from 10°C to 30°C (from 50°F to 86°F).
  • Page 91: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    Maintenance information and precautions Moisture condensation If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside the 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 the camcorder may not operate correctly.
  • Page 92: Video Head Cleaning

    It may damage the video heads. Note If the V8-25CLH cleaning cassette is not available in your area, consult your nearest Sony dealer. àÌÙÓ Ï‡ˆËfl ÔÓ ÛıÓ‰Û Á‡ ‡ÔÔ‡ ‡ÚÓÏ Ë Ô Â‰ÓÒÚÓ ÓÊÌÓÒÚË é˜ËÒÚ͇ ‚ˉÂÓ„ÓÎÓ‚ÓÍ ÑÎfl Ó·ÂÒÔ˜ÂÌËfl ÌÓ Ï‡Î¸ÌÓÈ Á‡ÔËÒË Ë...
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  • Page 95: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad Each country has its own electric and TV colour systems. Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following points. Power sources You can use your camcorder in any country with the supplied AC power adaptor within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 96: Trouble Check

    English Trouble check If you run into any problem using the camcorder, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. Should the difficulty persist, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Camcorder...
  • Page 97 Operation Symptom Cause and/or corrective actions { and 6 indicators flash and no function except for cassette ejection works. The date or time indicator displays bars (--:--:--). The End Search function does not activate. The tape does not move when a tape transport button is pressed.
  • Page 98 • EDIT is set to ON in the menu system. m Set it to OFF. (p. 32) • The video heads may be dirty. m Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLH cleaning cassette. (p. 92) • The LCD BRIGHT button is set to the minimum.
  • Page 99 Others Symptom The supplied Remote Commander does not work. The CHARGE lamp flashes after you charge the battery pack installed in the camcorder. No function works though the power is AC power adaptor Symptom The VTR/CAMERA or CHARGE lamp does not light. The CHARGE lamp flashes.
  • Page 100 The problem is with the AC power adaptor. Please contact your nearest Sony dealer in connection with the product with the problem. * If you use a battery pack which you have just bought or which has been left unused for a long time, the CHARGE lamp may flash at the first charging.
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  • Page 106: Specifications

    DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.8 A in operating mode Battery charge terminal: 8.4 V, 1.4 A in charge mode Application Sony battery pack NP-F530 lithium ion type Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Dimensions Approx.
  • Page 107: íÂıÌ˘ÂÒÍË ı‡ ‡ÍÚ ËÒÚËÍË

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  • Page 108: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts 1 Microphone 2 Tape transport buttons (p. 23, 24, 81) p STOP (stop) 0 REW (rewind) · PLAY (playback) ) FF (fastforward) P PAUSE (pause) r REC (record) 3 Remote sensor Aim the Remote Commander here for remote control.
  • Page 109 !∞ END SEARCH botton (p. 28) !§ EDITSEARCH buttons (p. 22) !¶ FOCUS button (p. 57) !• EFFECT button (p. 43) !ª TITLE button (p. 47) @º VOLUME buttons (p. 23) @¡ LCD BRIGHT buttons (p. 18, 23) @™ EXPOSURE button (p. 59) @£...
  • Page 110 Identifying the parts @• S VIDEO jack (p. 65) @ª COUNTER RESET button (p. 14) #º TIME button (p. 26, 39) #¡ DATE button (p. 26, 39) #™ START/STOP MODE swtich (p. 15, 46) #£ START/STOP button (p. 12) #¢ POWER switch (p. 12, 23) #∞...
  • Page 111: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    $¡ Grip strap (p. 19) $™ Tripod receptacle (p. 20) $£ OPEN/EJECT lever (p. 11) $¢ Lens cap (p. 12) $∞ DC OUT (output) jack $§ MIC jack (PLUG IN POWER) Connect an external microphone (not supplied). When you connect an external microphone, you cannot set WIND in the menu system.
  • Page 112 Identifying the parts Remote Commander The buttons that have the same name on the Remote Commander as on the camcorder function identically. 1 COUNTER RESET button (p. 14) 2 TIME CODE WRITE button (p. 77) 3 INDEX buttons INDEX MARK button (p. 71) INDEX ERASE button (p.
  • Page 113 To prepare the Remote Commander To use the Remote Commander, you must insert two R6 (size AA) batteries. Use the supplied R6 (size AA) batteries. (1) Remove the battery cover from the Remote Commander. (2) Insert both of the R6 (size AA) batteries with correct polarity.
  • Page 114 VTR 2. The commander modes (1, 2 and 3) are used to distinguish this camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR at commander mode VTR 2, we recommend you change the commander mode or cover the remote sensor of the VCR with black paper.
  • Page 115 Note that once you enter Demo mode, this mode is retained as long as the vanadium-lithium battery is in place. Therefore, demonstration starts automatically 10 minutes later every time you set the POWER switch to CAMERA, and after you eject the cassette. To exit Demo mode (1) Set the POWER switch to VTR.
  • Page 116 Identifying the parts Operation indicators F A D E R 1 6 : 9 M O S A I C B R T 4 7 1 9 9 6 1 Power zoom indicator (p. 16) Exposure indicator (p. 58) 2 WIND indicator (p. 34) 3 MANUAL FOCUS indicator (p.
  • Page 117 !∞ Recording standby mode/recording mode indicator (p. 12) Tape transport mode indicator !§ Tape counter (p. 14) RC time code indicator (p. 77) !¶ Remaining tape indicator 5min !• END SEARCH indicator (p. 28) INDEX SEARCH indicator (p. 74) INDEX SCAN indicator (p. 73) INDEX MARK indicator (p.
  • Page 118: Warning Indicators

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  • Page 119: Index

    English Index A, B F, G, H AFM HiFi Sound ... 86 Fade-in/fade-out ... 40 BACK LIGHT ... 60 FADER ... 40 BATT(OPEN/BATT) ... 10 FOCUS ... 57 BEEP ... 14, 33 Full charge ... 7 I, J, K, L Camera recording ...
  • Page 120 äÓ‰ ‰‡ÌÌ˚ı ... 26 ñËÙ Ó‚‡fl Ú ‡ÌÒÙÓ͇ˆËfl äÓ̉ÂÌÒ‡ˆËfl ‚·„Ë ... 91 î – ü åÓÌÚ‡Ê ... 79 òË ÓÍÓÙÓ Ï‡ÚÌ˚È Sony Corporation Printed in Japan A, B, C, D BACK LIGHT ... 60 BATT (OPEN/BATT) ... 10 ... 7 BEEP ...

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