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SONY Handycam DCR-PC9 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever vou call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model DCR-PC9 Model No. AC Serial Serial I_i®i_®_ Handgcam...
  • Page 2 Service Center. Note: [n some areas the disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For the Sony Service Center nearest you ca]] 1-800-222-SONY (United States only). For the Son), Factory Service Center nearest you ca]] 416-499-SONY (('anada only).
  • Page 3 Note: This equipment has boon tested and found comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 4 Main Features Taking moving or still images, playing them back • Recording a picture on a tape (p. 22) • Recording a still image on a tape (p. 41) • Playing back a tape (p. 34) • Recording still in*ages on "Memory Stick's (p.
  • Page 5 Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder. Wireless Remote Commander "Memory Stick" (i) (p. 112) (p. 188) A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 40) AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power Lens cap (1) (p. 22) adaptor (1), the power cord (1) (p.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Main Features ..........Advanced Playback Checking supplied accessories ....5 Operations Quick Start Guide ........ Playing back a tape with picture ef_cts .. 65 Playing back a tape with digital effects ... 66 Enlarging images recorded on tapes Getting started - Tape PB ZOOM...
  • Page 7 Table of contents Viewing a still image Memory photo playback ....142 Viewing a moving picture MPEG movie playback ....145 Viewing images using your computer .. 147 Enlarging still images recorded "Memory Stick's Memory PB ZOOM ......Playing back images in a continuous loop SLIDE SHOW ........
  • Page 8: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your canrcorder. See the page in parentheses "( )" for more information. Pull down the Holding Grip to hold your camcorder as illustrated. Holding Grip Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p.
  • Page 9 € 10 Renrove the lens cap. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button. open the LCD 0 Pr_.ss panel. Viewfindel When the LCD panel is closed, pull out the viewfinder untill its Press START/STOP. Your camcorder click to focus on the starts recording.
  • Page 10: Photo Search (p

    -- Getting started Using this manual As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown capital letters. e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA. When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep sound to indicate that the operation...
  • Page 11: Using This Manual

    Using this manual Lens LCD screen/finder mounted models only) • The LCD screen and the finder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99 % of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen and the finder.
  • Page 12 Step 1 Preparing the power supply We recommend that you use the battery pack when you use your camcorder outdoors. (1) While sliding BATT (battery) release lever in the direction of the arrow slide the battery terminal cover in the direction of the arrow (2) Insert the battery...
  • Page 13 Step 1 Preparing the power supply Use the battery pack after charging it for your camcorder. Your camcorder operates only with the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack (M series). See page 171 for details of "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack. (1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor supplied...
  • Page 14 Step 1 Preparing the power supply Charging time Battery pack Full charge NP-FM30 (suppli_'d) NP-FM50 NP-FM70 NP-FMg0 NP-FM91 The charging time may increase if the battery's temperature is extremely high or low because of the ambient temperature. • Approximate minutes at 2.
  • Page 15 This unit is conrpatible with the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack (M series). Your canrcorder operates only with the "InfoLITHIUM" battery. "InfoLITHIUM" M series battery packs have the _'1_ I.roUTHIUM mark. "InfoLITHIUM" is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 16 This means that the battery pack cannot supply any power if the power cord is connected to the DC IN jack, even when the power cord is not plugged into a wall outlet. Using a car battery Use Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (optional).
  • Page 17 Step 2 Setting the date and time Set the date and time settings when you use your camcorder for the first time. "CLOCK SET" will be displayed each time that you set the POWER switch to CAMERA MEMORY unless you set the date and time settings. If you do not use your camcorder for about three months, the date and time settings...
  • Page 18: Step 2 Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2 Setting the date and time The year changes as follows: 1995 _ 2001 *-- ..2079 To return to FN Press EXIT. If you do not set the date and time " " and ..are recorded on the data code of the tape and the "Memory Stick".
  • Page 19: Step 3 Inserting

    Step 3 Inserting a cassette (1) Install the battery pack, or connect the AC power adaptor for the power supply (p. 12 to i6). (2) Slide OPEN/_EJECT in the direction of the arrow and open the lid. The cassette compartment automatically lifts up and opens.
  • Page 20 Step 4 Using the touch panel Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen. Touch the LCD panel directly to operate each function. In CAMERA or VCR mode (1) Install the battery pack, or connect the AC power adaptor for the power supply (p.
  • Page 21: Step 4 Using The Touch Panel

    Step 4 Using the touch panel Notes • When using the touch panel, press operation buttons with your thumb supporting LCD screen fronr the back side of it or press those buttons lightly with your index finger. Do not press thenr with sharp-pointed objects such as pens.
  • Page 22: 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 3"...
  • Page 23: Recording A Picture

    Recording a picture Notes • 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 (p.
  • Page 24 Recording a picture The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to the viewfinder side and about 180 degrees the lens side. 180° When closing the LCD panel, set it vertically, and swing it into the camcorder body. Note When using the LCD screen _,xc_,pt in the mirror mode, the viewfinder automatically turns off.
  • Page 25: Recording A Picture

    Recording a picture Picture in the mirror mode The picture on the LCD screen is a mirror-image. How_,v_,r, the picture will be normal when recorded. During recording in the mirror mode • ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander does not work. •...
  • Page 26: Recording A Picture

    Recording a picture 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. Pull out the viewfinder and move the viewfinder lens adjustment lever.
  • Page 27: Recording A Picture

    Recording a picture Move the power zoom lever a little for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. Using the zoom function sparingly results in better-looking recordings. "T" side: for telephoto (subject appears closer) "W" side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away) To use zoom greater...
  • Page 28 Recording a picture The indicators are not recorded on tape. Remaining battery time indicator Cassette memory indicator This appears when using a tape with cassotte momory. Recording mode indicator REC indicator Time code/Tape counter indicator Remaining tape indicator This appears after you insert a cassotte and record or play back for a while.
  • Page 29: Back Light

    Recording a picture When shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with light background, use the backlight function. Press BACK LIGHT in CAMERA or MEMORY mode. The [] indicator appears on the screen. To cancel, press BACK LIGHT again. During back light function The backlight function...
  • Page 30: Flexible Spot Meter

    Recording a picture Using Super NightShot The, Super NightShot mo&, makers subjects more than 16 times brighter than those, recorded in the NightShot mode. (1) Slide NIGHTSHOT to ON in CAMERA mode. _ and "NIGHTSHOT" indicators flash on the screen. (2) Press SUPER NIGHTSHOT.
  • Page 31: Self-timer Recording

    Recording a picture Recording with the self-timer starts in 10 seconds automatically. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) In the standby mode, press FN and select PAGE3 (p. 20). (2) Press SELFTIMER. The xL__) (self-timer) indicator appears on the...
  • Page 32: End Search / Editsearch

    Checking the recording - END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH / Rec Review You can use these buttons to check the recorded picture or shoot so that the transition between the last recorded scene and the next scene you record is smooth. You can go to the end of the recorded section after you record.
  • Page 33: Checking The Recording

    Checking the recording - END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH / Rec Review You can check the last recorded section. In the standby mode, press the _/ side of EDIT momentarily. The section you have stopped most recently will be played back for a few seconds, then your camcorder will return to the standby mode.
  • Page 34: Playback - Basics

    -- Playback - Basics -- Playing back a tape You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen. If you close the LCD panel, vou can monitor the playback picture in the viewfinder. You can also control playback using the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder.
  • Page 35 Playing back a tape When monitoring on the LCD screen You can turn the LCD panel over and moxe 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 36 Playing back a tape Press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL on your camcorder or DISPLAY on the Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder. The indicators disappear on the screen. To make the indicators appear, press DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL or DISPLAY again. Using data code function Your camcorder automatically...
  • Page 37 Playing back a tape Various settings Various settings is your camcorder's information when you lra_e recorded. In the recording mode, the _ arious settings will not be displayed. When you use the data code function, bars (..) appear if: -A blank portion of the tape is being played back.
  • Page 38 Playing back a tape To operate video control buttons, set the POWER switch to VCR. When using touch panel (1) Press FN and select PAGE3. (2) Press V SPD PLAY to display video control buttons. To view a still image (playback pause) Press [_]/II...
  • Page 39 Playing back a tape Video control buttons Marks on }Tour camcorder are different from those on the RemoW Commander supplied with vour camcorder. Your canrcorder: To play back or pause a tape To stop a tape To rewind a tape To fastforward a tape "o...
  • Page 40 Viewing the recording on TV Connect your canrcorder to your TV with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder to watch the playback picture on the TV screen. You can operate playback control buttons in the same way as when you nronitor playback pictures the LCD screen.
  • Page 41 -- Advanced Recording Operations Recording a still imageon a tape - TapePhotorecording You can record a still image. This mode is useful when you want to print a image using a video printer (optional). You can record about 510 images in the SP mode and about 765 images in the LP mode on a 60-minute tape.
  • Page 42 Recording a still image on a tape - Tape Photo recording You can record still images on tapes with the self-timer. You can also use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) In the standby mode, press FN and select PAGE3. (2) Press SELFTIMER.
  • Page 43 Recording a still image on a tape - Tape Photo recording You can print a still image by using the video printer (optional). Connect the video printer using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. Connect it to the A/V jack and connect the yellow plug of the cable to the video input of the video printer.
  • Page 44 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 playing back on a normal TV [b] or a wide -screen TV [el are compressed in the widthwise direction.
  • Page 45 Using the fader function You can fade in or out to give your recording a professional appearance. NORM. FADER (fader) > MOSC. FADER (mosaic) BOUNCE_)2) OVERLAP 2) WIPE 2) DOT 2) MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color.
  • Page 46: Interval Recording

    Using the fader function (1) When fading in [a] In the standby mode, press FN to display PAGE1. When fading out [b] In the recording mode, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press FADER. The screen to select the fader mode appears.
  • Page 47 Using the fader function While using the bounce function, you cannot use the following functions: Exposure - Flexible Spot Meter Focus -- ZooIn Picture effect Note on the bounce function You cannot select the bounce function in the following mode or functions: -D ZOOM is set to 20x or 120x in the menu settings...
  • Page 48 Using special effects - Picture effect You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in films or on the NEG. ART [a] : The color and brightness of the picture are reversed. SEPIA : The picture is sepia. B&W : The picture is monochrome...
  • Page 49 Using special effects - Digital effect You can add special effects to recorded pictures using the x arious digital functions. sound is recorded normally. STILL You can record a still image so that it is superimposed on a mox ing picture. FLASH (FLASH MOTION) You can record still image successively at constant...
  • Page 50 Using special effects - Digital effect (1) In CAMERA mode, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears. (3) Select a desired digital effect mode. In the STILL and LUMI. modes, the still image is stored...
  • Page 51 Using special effects - Digital effect Notes • The following functions do not work during digital _,ffect: - Fader Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE (The indicator flashes) - Tape Photo recording Super NightShot • The PROGRAM AE function does not work in the slow shutter mode.
  • Page 52: Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE function You can select PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) mode to suit your specific shooting requirements. Spotlight This mode prevents people's faces, for example, from appearing excessively white when shooting subjects lit by strong light in the theater. _'_ Soft portrait This mode brings out the subject while creating...
  • Page 53 Using the PROGRAM AE function (1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU, then select PROGRAM AE in _ in the menu settings to select a desired PROGRAM AE mode (p. 105). EFFECT SPOTLIGHT AUTO SHTR SPORTS...
  • Page 54 Using the PROGRAM AE function • The following functions do not work in the low lux mode: Digital effect - Overlap Wipe - Dot • The PROGRAM AE function does not work in the following cases. (The indicator flashes.) To set the NIGHTSHOT to ON - To record inrages on a "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 55: 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 color balance. Normally white balance automatically adjusted. (1) In CAMERA or MEMORY mode, press FN to display PAGE1.
  • Page 56 Adjusting the white balance manually In the automatic white balance mode Point vour camcorder at the white subject for about 10 seconds after setting the POWER switclq to CAMERA to get better adjustment when: You detach the battery for replacement. -You bring your comcorder from the interior...
  • Page 57 Adjusting the exposure manually You can adjust and set the exposure. Normally exposure is automatically adjusted. Adjust the exposure manually in the following cases: -The subject is backlit To shoot the bright subject and dark background -To record dark pictures (e.g.
  • Page 58 Using the spot light-metering mode - Flexible Spot Meter You can take a picture with the appropriate exposure automatically for just the point you want to focus on and with its exposure fixed. Use the Flexible Spot Meter mode the following cases: The subject is backlit.
  • Page 59 Focusing manually You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following cases. Normally, focus is automatically adjusted. • The autofocus mode is not effective when shooting subjects through glass coated with water droplets - horizontal stripes subjects with little contrast with backgrounds...
  • Page 60 Interval recording You can make a tinre-lapse recording by setting the camcorder to automatically record and standby sequentially. You can achiex e an excellent recording for flowering, emergence, etc., with this function. Example I0 mi_ b] I0 mi [a] Recording time [b] Waiting time...
  • Page 61 Intervalrecording (4) Set INT. REC to ON, then press EXEC. (5) Press EXIT to return to FN. The INTERVAL indicator flashes on the screen (6) Press START/STOP to start interval recording. The interval recording indicator lights To cancel interval recording Perform eithc, r of the following: Set INT.
  • Page 62: Cut Recording

    Frame by frame recording - Cut recording You can make a recording with a stop-motion animated effect using cut recording. create this effect, alternately nrove the subject a little and make a cut recording. reconrmend that you use a tripod, and operate the camcorder using the Remote...
  • Page 63: Using The Viewfinder

    Using the viewfinder You can pull out the _iewfinder until it clicks, and then turn the LCD panel over and mo_e it back to your camcorder body with tire LCD screen facing out. You can operate with the touch panel using the view finder. Use the viewfinder in the following case:...
  • Page 64: Using The Viewfinder

    Using the viewfinder Notes • Do not touch the LCD screen with wet hands. • Do not press the LCD screen with sharp objects such as pens. • In VCR or memory playback mode, you cannot operate with the touch panel using the viewfinder.
  • Page 65 -- 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. (1) In VCR mode, press FN to display PAGE1. (2) Press MENU, then select P EFFECT in _ in the menu...
  • Page 66 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 VCR mode, press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press DIG EFFT. The screen to select a desired digital effect mode appears.
  • Page 67: Tape Pb Zoom

    Enlarging images recorded on tapes -Tape PB ZOOM You can enlarge playback images recorded on tapes. Besides the operation described here, your camcorder can enlarge still images recorded on "Memory Stick's (p. 153). (1) In the playback or playback pause mode, press FN and select PAGE2.
  • Page 68: Memory Function

    Quickly locating a scene using the zero set memory function Your camcorder goes forward or backward to automatically stop at a desired scene having a tape counter value of "0:00:00". Use the Remote Commander for this operation. (1) In the playback mode, press DISPLAY...
  • Page 69: Searching The Boundaries Of Recorded

    Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title - Title search If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can search for the boundaries recorded tape by title. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Before operation Set CM SEARCH in _ to ON in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 70: Searching A Recording By Date

    Searching a recording by date - Date search You can autonratically search for the point where the recording date changes and start playback from that point (Date search). Use a tape with cassette memory convenience. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Use this function to check where recording dates change...
  • Page 71: Date Search

    Searching a recording by date - Date search Note If one day's recording is l¢,ss than 2 minutes yollr camcorder may not accurately find the point where the recording date changes. If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions The date search function may not work corrc, ctly.
  • Page 72: Searching For A Photo

    Searching for a photo - Photo search/Photo scan You can search for a still image you have recorded on a tape (photo search). You can also search for still imag_,s one after another and display each image for 5 seconds autonratically regardless of cassette menrory...
  • Page 73 Searching for a photo - Photo search/Photo scan (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then set CM SEARCH to OFF in _ in the menu settings (p. 105). (4) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander...
  • Page 74 Searching for a photo - Photo search/Photo scan (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the PHOTO SCAN indicator appears. The indicator changes as follows: [*DATE SEARCH ---* PHOTO SEARCH ---* PHOTO SCAN ---* (no indicator) (3) Press...
  • Page 75: Editing

    -- Editing Dubbing a tape Using connecting cable You can dub or edit on the VCR connected to your camcorder using your camcorder as a player. Connc, ct your camcor&,r to the VCR using the A/V connc_cting cable supplied with your camcor&_r.
  • Page 76: Dubbing A Tape

    Dubbing a tape Using i.LINK cable connecting cable) Simply connect the, i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) to _ DV of your camcorder and to DV IN of the DV products. With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
  • Page 77 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto a tape without operating the VCR. Scenes can be selected by frame. You can set up to 20 programs. Unwanted scene Unwanted scene Switch the order Before operating...
  • Page 78 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing To edit using the VCR, send the control signal by infrared rays to the remote sensor on the VCR. When you connect using the A/V connecting cable, follow the procedures below, (1) to (4), to send the control signal correctly.
  • Page 79 Be sure to set the correct code, depending on your VCR. Default setting is code number Brand IR SETUP code Brand IR SETUP code Sony 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Multitech 23, 32, 80 Admiral (M. Wards) 21, 33, 35...
  • Page 80 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing Setting modes cancel recording pause Select PAUSEMODE, then press EXEC. Select the mode to cancel recording pause on the VCR, then press EXEC. The correct button depends on your VCR. Refer to the operating instructions of your VCR.
  • Page 81 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing (3) Locate the infrared rays emitter of your camcorder face it towards the remote sensor of the VCR S_,tthe dc,_ices about 30 cm (11 7/8 in.) apart, and remcn _,any obstacles between the, devices.
  • Page 82: Dubbing Only Desired Scenes Digital Program Editing

    Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing When you connect using tire i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional), follow the procedures below. (1) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder. (2) Turn the power of the connected VCR on, then set the input selector to DV input.
  • Page 83 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing You can adjust the svnchronicitv of your camcorder and the VCR. Prepare a pen and phper for no(es. Before operation, eject a cassette from your camcorder. Set the POWER swtich to VCR on your camcorder. Insert a recordable tape into the V('R, then set the VCR to recording pause.
  • Page 84 To return to FN Press EXIT. Notes • When you compk, te step 3, the image to adjust the syncronicity is recordc, d for about 50 seconds. • If you start recording from the very beginning of the tape, the first f_,w seconds of the tape may not be recorded properly.
  • Page 85 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing (1) Insert the tape for playback into your camcorder, and insert a tape for recording into the VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Select VIDEO EDIT in _ in the menu settings (p.
  • Page 86 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing Erasing the program you have set Erase OUT mark first, and thc,n IN mark of the last program. (1) Press UNDO. The last program mark flashes on the LCD screen. (2) Press EXEC. The setting is cancelled. To cancel erasing Press CANCEL...
  • Page 87 Dubbing only desired scenes - Digital program editing Make sure your camcorder and the VCR are connected, and that the VCR is set to recording pause. When you use an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) the following procedure is not necessary. When you use a digital video camera recorder, set its power...
  • Page 88: Using With An Analog Video Unit And Your

    Using with an analog video unit and your computer - Signal convert function You can capture images and sound from an analog video unit connected to your computer which has tire i.LINK jack (DV jack) to ?Tour camcorder. Before operation Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings.
  • Page 89 Recording video or TV programs Using connecting cable You can rocord a tapo from anothor VCR or a TV program from a TV that has _ideo/ audio outputs. Use your camcorder as a recorder. Before operation Set DISPLAY to LCD in the menu settings. (The defalt setting is LCD.) (1) Insert a blank...
  • Page 90 Recording video or TV programs If your TV or VCR has an S video jack Connect using an S video cable (optional) 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 91: Recording Video Or Tv Programs

    Recording video or TV programs When you have finished dubbing a tape Press • on both vour camcorder and the VCR. You can connect one VCR only using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). When you dub a picture in digital form The color of the display may be uneven.
  • Page 92: Inserting A Scene From A Vcr - Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR - Insert editing You can insert a new scene front 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 89 or 90. Insert a cassette containing the desired...
  • Page 93: Insert Editing

    Inserting a scene from a VCR - Insert editing To change insert point Press ZERO SET MEMORY again after step 5 to erase the, ZERO SET MEMORY indicator and begin from step 3. Note The picture and sound recorded on the section between the insert start and end points will be erased when you insert the new scene.
  • Page 94: 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 vou connect the audio equipment, you can add sound to your recorded tape by specifying starting and ending points.
  • Page 95 Audio dubbing No connection is necessarv. Notes • When dubbing with A/V jack or the built-in microphone, pictures are not output through S VIDEO jack or the A/V jack. Check the recorded picture on the screen. You can check the recorded sound by using head phones.
  • Page 96 Audio dubbing (1) Insert your recorded tape into your camcorder. (2) Set the POWER switch to VCIL (3) Locate the recording start point. Press the _/IP- to start playing back. To pause playing back, press the _/| | at the recording start point.
  • Page 97 Audio dubbing Notes • New sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the 16-bit mode (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz) (p. 110). • New sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in the LP mode. •...
  • Page 98 Superimposing a title If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the title. When you play back the tape, the title is displayed for about 5 seconds from the point where you superimposed You can select one of eioht F re_et titles and 2 custom ¢, "...
  • Page 99: Superinrposing A Title

    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 vou want to use the custom title, select _ in step 3.
  • Page 100 Superimposing a title (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select TITLEERASE in _ in the menu setting, then press EXEC. (4) Select the title you want to erase with _/T, and then press EXEC.
  • Page 101: Making Your Own Titles

    Making your own titles You can make up to 2 titles and store them in the memory of your camcorder. Each title can have up to 20 characters. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR. (2) Press FN and select PAGE2. (3) Press TITLE.
  • Page 102: Making Your Own Titles

    Making your own titles If you take 5 minutes or longer to enter characters in the standby mode while cassette is in your camcorder power automatically goes off. The characters you have entered remain stored memory. Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) once...
  • Page 103: Labeling A Cassette

    Labeling 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 labeled cassette and set the POWER switch to CAMERA or VCR, the label is displayed...
  • Page 104: Labeling A Cassette

    Labeling a cassette If you set the write-protect tab of the tape to lock You cannot label the tap_,. Slide, the writ_,-protect tab to release the write protection. If the tape has too many index signals You may not be able to label a cassette because the memory is full.
  • Page 105: Customizing Your Camcorder

    -- Customizing Your Camcorder Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with _/} dial. The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and then the mode. (1) In CAMERA, VCR or MEMORY mode,...
  • Page 106 Changing the menu settings Menu items are displayed as the following icons: {_ MANUAL SET CAMERA SET VCR SET LCD/VF SET [_ MEMORY SET CM SET TAPE SET SETUP MENU OTHERS Menu items differ depending on the position of the POWER switch.
  • Page 107 Changing the menu settings POWER Icon/item Mode Meaning switch FRAME • OFF To deactivate cut recording function. CAMERA To activate cut recording function (p. 62). INT. REC To activate interval recording function (p. 60). CAMERA • OFF To deactivate interval recording function.
  • Page 108 Changing the menu settings POWER Icon/item Mode Meaning switch STILL SET PIC MODE • SINGLE Not to record continuously. MEMORY MULTI SCRN To record 9 images continuously (p. 124). QUALITY • FINE To record still images in the fine image quality mode.
  • Page 109 Changing the menu settings POWER Icon/item Mode Meaning switch SLIDE SHOW To play back images in a continuous loop MEMORY (p. 154). DELETE ALL To delete all the unprotected images (p. 158). MEMORY FORMAT • RETURN To cancel formatting. MEMORY To format an inserted "Memory...
  • Page 110 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. • You cannot make audio...
  • Page 111 Changing the menu settings POWER Icon/item Mode Meaning switch DATA CODE* • DATE/CAM To display date, time and various settings during playhack MEMORY DATE To display date and time during playback WORLD TIME To set the clock to the local time. Press ,L/T to set CAMERA...
  • Page 112: Stick" Operations

    -- "Memory Stick" Operations Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction You can record and play back images on a "Memory Stick" supplied with your camcorder. You can easily play back, record or delete images. You can exchange image data with other equipment such as your computer etc., using the USB cable for "Memory...
  • Page 113 (p. 109). However, formatting erases all information on the "Memory Stick". "Memorv Stick" and M,,,_,,__ are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Windows and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 114 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction Insert a "Memory Stick" in the "Memory Stick" slot as far as it can go with the • mark facing up as illustrated. Access lamp , Stick" slot Slide MEMORY EJECT in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 115 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction Your camcorder has operation buttons on the LCD screen. Press the LCD panel directly to operate each function. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 116: Using A "memory Stick" Introduction

    Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction To return to FN Press EXIT. To execute settings Press EXEC or _ OK. To cancel settings Press _ OFF to return to PAGE1/PAGE2/PAGE3. Notes • When using the touch panel, press operation buttons with your thumb supporting LCD screen from the back side of it or press those buttons lightly with your index...
  • Page 117 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction You can select image quality mode in still image recording. The default setting is FINE. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY or VCR. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the right (tmlock) position.
  • Page 118 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction Note In some cases, changing the image quality mode, may not affect the image quality, depending on the types of images you are shooting. Differences in image quality mode Recorded images are compressed in JPEG format before being stored in memory. memory capacity allotted...
  • Page 119 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction You can select 320 x 240 or 160 x 112 of the mo_ ing picture size. The default setting is 320 x 240. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (m_lock) position.
  • Page 120 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction Image size settings Indicator Setting Meaning Recording Playback 640 x 480 Records 640 x 480 still images. 320 x 240 Records 320 x 240 mox ing pictures. _320 _320 160 x 112 Records 160 x 112 mox ing pictures. Maximum recording time...
  • Page 121 Using a "Memory Stick" - introduction Approximate time moving pictures record on a "Memory Stick" The, time of moving pictures you can wcord varies depending on which image size you select and the complexity of the subject. 4MB type (supplied): Picture size 160 ×...
  • Page 122 Recording still images on "Memory Stick" - Memory Photo recording You can record still images on the "Memory Stick". You can also record nine still images continuously. (MULTI SCRN) Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY.
  • Page 123: Recording Still Images On "memory

    Recording still images on "Memory Stick" - Memory Photo recording When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY The, following functions do not work: - Wide mode Digital zoom - SteadyShot function SUPER NIGHTSHOT - Fader Picture eff_,ct - Digital eff_,ct Title - Low lux mode of PROGRAM...
  • Page 124 Recording still images on "Memory Stick" - Memory Photo recording You can record still images continuouslv. Select the multi screen mode described below before recording. Multi screen mode Your camcorder shoots 9 still images at about 0.5 sec intervals and displays the images on a single page divided into 9 boxes.
  • Page 125 Recording still images on "Memory Stick" - Memory Photo recording You can record images on "Memory Stick's with tire self-timer. You can also use tire Remote Commander for this operation. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK switch is set to the right (lmlock)
  • Page 126 Recording an image from a tape as a still image Your canrcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a 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 record it as a still image on a "Memory...
  • Page 127 Recording an image from a tape as a still image Sound recorded on a tape You cannot record the audio from a tape. Titles which have already been recorded on tapes You cannot record the titles on "Memory Stick's. The title does not appear while you are recording a still image with PHOTO.
  • Page 128 Recording an image from a tape as a still image If your TV or VCR has an S VIDEO jack Connect using an S video cable (optional) 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 129 Recording moving pictures on "Memory Stick"s - MPEG movie recording You can record mo_ ing pictures with sound 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)
  • Page 130: Function

    Recording moving pictures on "Memory Stick"s - MPEG movie recording Note Sound is recordc, d in monaural. When the POWER switch is set to MEMORY The following functions do not work: Wide mode - Digital zoom SteadyShot function - SUPER NIGHTSHOT Fader - Picture effect - Digital effect...
  • Page 131 Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Your camcorder can read moving picture data recorded on a tape and record it as a nroving picture on a "Memory Stick." Your canrcorder can also take in nroving picture data through the input connector and record it as a moving...
  • Page 132 Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Notes • Sound recorded in 48 kHz is converted to one in 32 kHz when recording images from a tape to "Memory Stick's. • Sound recorded in stereo is converted to monaural sound when recording from tapes.
  • Page 133 Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Before operation • Set DISPLAY to LCD in the nrenu settings. (The default setting is LCD.) • Select A/V --* DV OUT to OFF in the menu setting (p. 105). (The default setting is OFF.) (1) Set the POWER...
  • Page 134 Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) DV OUT (optional) : Signal flow Note The "_" flashes in the following instances. If this happens, dect and insert "Memory Stick" again, and record distortion-free images.
  • Page 135 Superimposing a still image in a "Memory Stick" on a moving picture - MEMORY You can superimpose a still image you have recorded on a "Memory Stick" on top of the moving picture you are recording. You can record the superimposed images on a tape or a "Memory Stick".
  • Page 136 Superimposing a still image in a "Memory Stick" on a moving picture - MEMORY Before operation • Insert a tape for recording into your camcorder. • Insert a "Memory Stick" recorded with still images into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
  • Page 137 Superimposing a still image in a "Memory Stick" on a moving picture - MEMORY Items to adjust M. CHROM The color (blue) scheme of the area in the still image which is to be swapped with a moving picture M. LUMI The color (bright) scheme of the area in the still image, which is to be swapped...
  • Page 138 Superimposing a still image in a "Memory Stick" on a moving picture - MEMORY Before operation Insert a recorded "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 139 Superimposing a still image in a "Memory Stick" on a moving picture - MEMORY Items to adjust M. CHROM The color (blue) scheme of the arc, a in the still image which is to be swapped with a moving picture M.
  • Page 140 Copying still images from a tape - Photo save Using the search function you can automatically take in only still images from tapes and record them on a "Memory Stick" in sequence. Before operation • Insert a recorded tape into your camcorder and rewind the tape.
  • Page 141 Copying still images from a tape - Photo save When the access lamp is lit or flashing Do not shake or strike your camcorder. As well do not turn the power off, eject a "Memory Stick" or remove the battery pack.
  • Page 142: Viewing A Still Image

    Viewing a still image - Memory photo playback You can play back still images recorded on a "Memory Stick". You can also play back 6 images including mo_ ing pictures in order at a time by selecting tire index screen. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 143 Viewing a still image - Memory photo playback Image number/Total number of recorded images f,-- MEMO_ Print mark Protect indicator Recording data Data Directory Number/File Number Recording data To display the recording data (date/time or various settings when recorded), press DATA CODE during playback.
  • Page 144 Viewing a still image - Memory photo playback You can play back 6 recorded images at a time. This function is especially useful when searching for a particular image. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the right (unlock) position.
  • Page 145 Viewing a moving picture - MPEG movie playback You can play back moving pictures recorded on a "Memory Stick." You can also play back 6 images including still images in order at a time by selecting the index screen. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 146: Viewing A Moving Picture Mpeg Movie Playback

    Viewing a moving picture - MPEG movie playback Image size Picture number/Total number of recorded pictures Mr_mory playback indicator Protect indicator -- D_t_ ,_irc, ctorv nun_b_,r/Eil_, nun_b_,r Recording date/time, (Various settings are displayed as "---',) Recording date/time To display the recording date/time, press DATA CODE during playback.
  • Page 147 Viewing images using your computer You can view data recorded on the "Memory Stick" using your computer. Notes • Data recorded on the "Menrory Stick" is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications that support these file formats are installed on your computer.
  • Page 148 Viewing images using your computer Before connecting your canrcorder to your computer, install the USB driver to the computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for viewing images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with your camcorder. Do not connect the USB cable to your computer before installation...
  • Page 149: Viewing Images Using Your Computer

    3 to the System Folder icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag and drop). • Sony Camcorder USB Driver • Sony Camcorder USB Shim (6) When "Put these items into the Extensions folder?"...
  • Page 150 Viewing images using your computer Windows users (1) Turn on the power of your computer and allow Windows to load. (2) Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camcorder and the other end to the USB comaector on your computer.
  • Page 151 Viewing images using your computer For Windows 2000/Me users To unplug tho USB cablo or ojoct tho "Momory Stick", follow tho bolow. procoduro (1) Move the cursor to the "Unplug or Eject Hardware" icon on the Task Tray and click to cancel the applicable drive.
  • Page 152 Viewing images using your computer hnage files recorded with your camcorder are grouped in folders by recording mode. The meanings of the file names are as follows. DE]DE] stands for anv number within the range from 0001 to 9999. For Windows Me users (The drive recognizing...
  • Page 153: Memory Stick's

    Enlarging still images recorded "Memory Stick"s - Memory PB ZOOM You can enlarge still in*ages recorded on a "Memory Stick." Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into }Tour can*corder. (1) In the memory playback mode, press FN and select PAGE2. (2) Press PB ZOOM.
  • Page 154: Playing Back Images In A Continuous Loop

    Playing back images in a continuous loop - 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.
  • Page 155: Preventing Accidental Erasure

    Preventing accidental erasure - Image protection To prevent accidental erasure of important images, you can protect selected images. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into }Tour camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK swich is set to the right (unlock)
  • Page 156 Deleting images You can delete images stored in a "Memory Stick". You can delete all images or selected images. Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the right (malock) position.
  • Page 157: Deleting Images

    Deleting images Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press INDEX on your calncorder to display the index. (3) Press DEL.
  • Page 158 Deleting images Before operation Insert a "Memory Stick" into your camcorder. (1) Set the POWER switch to MEMORY. Make sure that the LOCK is set to the right (unlock) position. (2) Press FN to display PAGE1. (3) Press MENU, then select DELETE ALL in _ in the menu settings...
  • Page 159: Writing A Print Mark Print Mark

    Writing a print mark - PRINT MARK You can specify the recorded still image to print out by putting marks. This function useful for printing out still images later. Your canrcorder conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard specifying the still images to print out.
  • Page 160: Troubleshooting

    If the problem persists, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer. If "C:K]K]:K]K]" appears on the screen, the self-diagnosis display function has worked. See page 166. iiiiiiiiiiiiiii ii ii i!i i i! i! i! i!! !
  • Page 161: Types Of Trouble And Their Solutions

    Types of trouble and their solutions Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions The, picture is recorded in incorc_,ct or • NIGHTSHOT is set to ON. unnatural colors. + Set it to OFF (p. 29). Picture appears too bright, and tile • NIGHTSHOT is set to ON in a bright place.
  • Page 162 Types of trouble and their solutions Cause and/or Corrective Actions Symptom The power does not turn on. • The battery pack is not installed, or is dead or nearly dead. ÷ Install a charged battery pack (p. 12, 13). • The AC power adaptor is not connected to a wall outlet.
  • Page 163 Types of trouble and their solutions Cause and/or Corrective Actions Symptom • The POWER switch is not set to MEMORY. The "Memory Stick" does not function. ÷ Set it to MEMORY (p. 122). • The "Memory Stick" is not inserted. ") Insert a "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 164 (p. 75, 76). • The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other than Sony using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). ÷ Set it to IR (p. 78). • Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is attempted.
  • Page 165: Charging The Battery Pack

    "> Install it properly (p. 12). • Something is wrong with the battery pack. • ") Please contact vour Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The buttons do not appear on the • The DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button is pressed.
  • Page 166: Self-diagnosis Display

    • A malfunction that vou cannot service has occurred. E:61:DD ") Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony E:62:D[] service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. (example: E:61:10) If you are unable to rectify the problem...
  • Page 167 Warning indicators and messages If indicators and messages appear on the screen, check the following: See the page in parentheses "( )" for more information. Warning indicators 100-0001 C:21:00 100-0001 Warning indicator as to file Warning indicator as to "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 168: Warning Indicators And Messages

    Warning indicators and messages Warning messages • CLOCK SET Set the date and time (p. 17). • FOR "InfoLITHIUM" Use an "InfoLIHIUM" battery pack (p. 15). BATTERY ONLY • t_ CLEANING CASSETTE2i The video heads are dirty (p. 176). • COPY INHIBIT You tried to record a picture that has a copyright control signal...
  • Page 169: Additional Information

    -- Additional Information Usable cassettes You can use the M_,, 1_,, mini DV cassette only*. You cannot use any other [] 8 ram, Hi[] Hi8, El DigitalS, _ VHS, _ VHSC, S_ S-VHS, S_ S-VHSC, m Betamax, ED Betamax or !_ DV cassette. There are two types of mini DV cassettes: with cassette memory and without...
  • Page 170 Usable cassettes 12-bit nrode: The original sound can be recorded in stereo 1, and the new sound stereo 2 in 32 kHz. The balance between stereo 1 and stereo 2 can be adjusted selecting AUDIO MIX in the menu settings during playback.
  • Page 171: About The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    About the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack What is the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack? The "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack is a lithium-ion batWry pack that has functions communicating information related to operating conditions between your camcorder and an optional AC adaptor/charger. The "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the...
  • Page 172: About I.link

    (DV jacks), refer to the instruction manual of the equipment to be connected. i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized...
  • Page 173 DV jacks, see page 76. This unit can also be connected to other i.LINK (DV) compatible equipment made by SONY (e.g. VAIO series personal computer) other than video equipment. Before connecting this unit to your computer, make sure that application...
  • Page 174: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Using your camcorder abroad You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the AC adaptor supplied with vour camcorder within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. When charging the battery pack, use a commercially ax ailable AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending...
  • Page 175 Maintenance information precautions If your camcorder is brought directly Dora a cold place to a warm place, moisture condense inside vour 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 not operate correctly.
  • Page 176: Maintenance Information And Precautions

    _ indicator flashes on the screen during recording. If the above problem, [a], [b] or [c] occurs, clean the video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony DVM-12CLD cleaning cassette (optional). Check the picture and if the above problem persists, repeat cleaning.
  • Page 177: Using Your Camcorder

    Maintenance information and precautions Your camcorder is supplied with a built-in rechargeable battery installed so as to retain the date and time, etc., regardless of the setting of the POWER switch. The built-in rechargeable battery is ahvays charged as long as you are using your camcorder. battery, however, will get discharged...
  • Page 178: Using Your Camcorder

    • 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

    Maintenance information and precautions AC power adaptor • Unplug the unit from a wall outlet when you are not using the w'tit for a long time. To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the power cord itself.
  • Page 180: Maintenance

    • If you touch the liquid, wash it off with water. • If the liquid get into your eyes, wash your eyes with a lot of water and then consult doctor. If any problem occurs, unplug your camcorder and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 181: Specifications

    Specifications S video input/output Power requirements 4-pin mini DIN 7.2 V (battery pack) Luminance signal: I Vp-p, 8.4 V (AC power adaptor) 75 £_(ohms), Average power consumption unbalanced, sync Video recording system (when using the battery pack) negative 2 rota D_]heads Ch rominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, ]luring...
  • Page 182: Specifications

    Specifications NP-FM30 Maximum output voltage DC 8.4 V Output voltage DC 7.2 V Capacity 5.0 Wh (700 mAh) Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to [04°F) Dimensions (approx.) 38.2 x 20.5 × 55.6 mm (] 9/]6 × ]3/]6 ×2 ]/4in.) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 65 g (2.3 oz)
  • Page 183: Quick Reference

    (p. 12) BATT (battery) release lever (p 12) Eyecup 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.
  • Page 184: Identifying The Parts And Controls

    Identifying the parts and controls FOCUS button (p. 59) MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack A/V jack S VIDEO jack (p. 40, 75, 89) Holding Grip il_ (LANC) jack LANC stands for Local Application Control Bus System. The t,_ control jack is used for controlling the tape transport of video...
  • Page 185 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 the Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Page 186 Identifying the parts and controls NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 2g) PHOTO button (p. 41, 122) SUPER NIGHTSHOT button (p. 2c_) Power zoom lever (p. 27) BACK LIGHT button (p. 2c_) DISPLAY/TOUCH PANEL button (p. 36) Speaker RESET button (p. 165) _,_(headphones) jack Access lamp (p.
  • Page 187 Identifying the parts and controls "Memory Stick" slot (p. 114) OPEN/_--EJECT lever (p. lC}) Viewfinder lens adjustment lever Tripod receptacle (p. 26) Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). Cassette lid (p. 19) Otherwise, you cannot attach...
  • Page 188 VTR 2. Commander modes 1, 2 and 3 are used to distinguish your canrcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remote control misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR in the Commander mode VTR 2, we...
  • Page 189 Identifying the parts and controls LCD screen and viewfinder Cassette memory indicator (p. 169) NIGHTSHOT indicator (p. 20) Remaining battery time indicator Warning indicators (p. 167) (p. 28) [] Tape counter indicator (p. 68)/Time code Zoom indicator (p. 27)/Exposure indicator (p. 28)/Self-diagnosis indicator (p.
  • Page 190: Index

    Index I, J, K, L iddNK ........Recording time......14 AC power adaptor ....Rec Review ......33 Adjusting viewfinder ..... Image protection ..Remaining batte W time Audio duhhing......Image quality mode ..... indicator ........ 28 AUDIO ......hldex screen ......
  • Page 192 Printed on recycled paper 306833111 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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    How can I get "NIgh​tshot"​; off of the screen so it does not show on a video