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3_o89_181_
Digital
Video Camera
Recorder
DCR-PCIO8/PCI09
_'_ InroUTHlUM Q
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MEMORY 5TR[K
© 2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 SO1N_ 3_o89_181 Digital Video Camera Recorder DCR-PCIO8/PCI09 _'_ InroUTHlUM Q MEMORY 5TR[K © 2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Read This First

    For customers in the U.S.A. and Read this first CANADA Before operating the unit, please read this CAUTION manual thoroughly, and retain it lbr future TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE reference. BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT FULLY INSERT. WARNING RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BMTERIES To prevent...
  • Page 3 Declaration of Conformity connected. Trade Name: SONY Consult a Sony dealer or an expelienced radioiTV Model No.: DCR-PC technician for help Responsible Pa*ty: Sony Electronics Inc. The supplied...
  • Page 4 recording Notes Notes using camcorder • Betbre starting to lecold test the recolding fimction • Hold the camcorder putting your wrist through to make stile the picture and sotmd are recorded belt and yore fingers lightly on the finger rest without any problems •...
  • Page 5 • Be sine to turn the power of yore camcorder before mse*ting it into or removing it flora the Han@cam Station• • Yore camcorder may not attach properly to the Han@cam Station if the camcorder's DC IN jack cover is open or the Strap Belt is caught between yore camcorder and the Handycam Station.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents []: Features t pe o n,,,. : Features available for "Memol T Stick Duo" onlv. Read this first ..................... Quick Start Guide Recording movies ..................Recording still images ................Recording/Playing back with ease ............Getting started Step 1: Checking supplied items .............. Step 2: Charging the battery pack ............
  • Page 7 Adjusting theexposure ................Adjusting the exposure for backlit subjects ............... Fixing the exposure for the selected subject - Flexible spot meter ......Adjusting the exposure manually ................Recording in dark places - NightShot plus, etc ........Adjusting the focus ................... Adjusting the focus for an off-center subject - SPOT FOCUS ........
  • Page 8 Advanced operations Dubbing sound to a recorded tape ........Deleting recorded pictures ..107 Using Menu Marking recorded images with specific information - image protection/ Selecting menu items ......Print mark ........Using the _(i} (CAMERA SET) menu PROGRAM AE/WHITE BAL.I16:9 Printing recorded...
  • Page 10: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide Recordingmovies W Attach the charged battery pack to the camcorder. To charge the battery, see page 16. _]) Slide the BATT __ (battery release) O Attach the battery pack with its lever and remove the battery terminal side facing your camcorder terminal cover, as shown in the illustration and press down the battery pack until it clicks.
  • Page 12: Recordingstill Images

    Recordingstill images W Attach the charged battery pack to the camcorder. To charge the battery, see page 16. _]1 Slide the BATT ==j (battery release) Attach the battery pack with its lever and remove the battery terminal side facing your camcorder terminal cover,...
  • Page 14: Recording/Playingback With Ease

    Recording/Playingback with ease By switching to Easy Handycam operation, recording/playback operation becomes even easier. Easy Handycam operation allows easy recording/playback for even first time users by providing only the basic functions for recording@layback. Press EASY when recording/ playing back. EASY lights up m blue (O) and screen font size increases (0) during Easy Handycam operation.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Wireless Remote Commander A button-t_q)e lithium batte W is aheady installed Step 1: Checking supplied items Make sure you have following items supplied A/V connecting cable (1) with your camcorder. The number in parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. ¢D "Memory Stick Duo"...
  • Page 16: Step 2: Chargingthe Battery Pack

    Slide the BATT ___ (battery release) Step 2: Chargingthe lever and remove the battery terminal battery pack Cover. You can charge the battery by attaching "InfoLITHI[ M" battery pack (F series) to your camcorder. Notes • You cannot use batteries other than the "hffoLITHIUM"...
  • Page 17 After charging the battery The CHARGE lamp turns oft" when the battery Handycam Station. is fully charged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack. To remove the battery pack Battery pack ¢D Slide the POWER switch up to OFF POWER (('HG).
  • Page 18 With LCD BACKLIGHT set to ON Set the PO_YER switch to OFF (CHG). For DCR-P( 109: Open the LCD panel. Battery pack Continuous Typical* Press DISPLAY/BATT INFO. recording recording The battery infornlation appears for about 7 time time seconds• Keep the button pressed to view it for about NP-FF50 20 seconds.
  • Page 19: Using An Outside Power Source

    For DCR-P( 108: Recordingtime when recordingwith the viewfinder Battery pack panel panel Approximate number of minutes available opened* closed when you use a fully charged batte W pack NP-FF50 25'>((77°F). NP-FF51 For DCR-PC 109: (supplied) NP-FFT0 Battery PaCk Continuous Typical* recording recording NP-FF71...
  • Page 20: Step 3: Turningthe Power On

    • CAMERA-TAPE mode: To record on a tape. Step 3: Turningthe • (AMERA-MEM mode: To record on a "Memory Stick Duo." power on • PLAY/EDIT mode: To play or edit pictures on a tape or "Memory Stick Duo." You need to slide the POWER switch To turn off the power repeatedly...
  • Page 21: Step 4: Adjustingthe Lcdpanel And Viewfinder

    Adjust the item with [_]/[_], then Step 4: Adjustingthe touch [_l. "_° Tips LCDpanel and • If you letate the LCD panel 180 degaees to the lens viewfinder side, you can close the LCD panel with tile LCD screen t=acing out. •...
  • Page 22: Step 5: Setting The Date And Time

    To use the viewfinderduring operation Step 5: Setting the When you are recording on a tape or a "Memory Stick Duo," you can ac_inst the exposure (p. 38) date and time and fader (p. 43) while checking the image on the viewfinder.
  • Page 23: Step6: Insertingthe Recordingmedia

    Touch [MEN[ Step6: Insertingthe recordingmedia (TIMEiLANGU.) with Select ,%_:;? [_]/[2_], then touch [_]. You can use mini DV cassettes only. MiFli_ For details on these cassettes (such as write- protection), see page 127. Note • Do not fbzce tile cassette into the compartment This ¢D...
  • Page 24: Inserting A "Memory Stick Duo

    Insert a cassette with its window-side facing Window-side For details on the "Memory Stick Duo" (such as write-protection), see page 128. Note • You can use only a "Memory Stick Duo which is about half the size of a standard "Menlol T Stick,"...
  • Page 25: Step7: Settingthe Screenlanguage

    Notes Step7: Settingthe • If you tbrce the "Menloz 7 Stick Duo" into the "Memo! WStick Duo" slot in file wrong direction, "Memo! W Stick Duo" slot may be damaged. screenlanguage • Do not insert anything other than a "Memory Stick Duo"...
  • Page 26 Select the desired language with [_/ [3Q, then touch [_]. "_° Tip • Yore camcorder offers [ENG [SIMP]] (simplified English) for when you caimot find your native tongue among tile options Getting started...
  • Page 27: Recording

    Recording Select the recording mode. Recordingmovies record a tape Slide the POWER switch until CAMERA-TAPE lamp lights up, and your You can record movies on a tape or a camcorder is set to the standby mode. "Memory Stick Duo." POWER Before recording, follow steps 1 to 7 in "Getting started"...
  • Page 28 Indicatorsdisplayedduring recording Indicatorsdisplayedduringrecording on a tape on a "Memory StickDuo" The indicators will not be recorded on the The indicators will not be recorded on the tape. Date/time the camera settings data (p. 58) "Memory Stick Duo." will not be displayed during recording.
  • Page 29: Recording For A Longer Time

    Refer to the following list for approximate length • When you are recording on a "Memory Stick Duo" with an external flash (optional) connected to the of time you can record movies on a "Memor'¢ accessory shoe, turn offthe power of the external Stick Duo"...
  • Page 30: Recording In Mirror Mode

    You can turn the LCD panel towards subject so that you and your subject can share the image being recorded. You can also utilize this function when recording yourself, to keep the attention of small chil&en attracted to the camcorder while you record 80 cm (approx.
  • Page 31 Press RE(: START/STOP. You will hear a beep sound counting down lbr about 10 seconds (The count down indication begins from 8). The recording starts. With the self timer, you can start recording To stop recording, press RE(: START/ after a delay of about 10 seconds. STOP.
  • Page 32: Recording Still Images _[] - Memory Photo Recording

    Press and hold PHOTO lightly. Recording still You will hear a light beeping sonnd when images the focus and brightness settings are adjusted. Recording does not start at this point. - Memoryphoto recording The indicator stops flashing You can record still images on a "Memory The number of images Stick Duo."...
  • Page 33: Selecting Image Quality Or Size

    For DCR-PC108: Indicatorsdisplayedduringrecording Select the (MEMORY SET) menu, [STILL SET], then [_ QUALITY] (p. 72). The image size is set to [640 x 4801. The number of pictures you can record on a "Memory Stick Duo" varies depending the quality/size of the image and the recording environment.
  • Page 34: Using The Self-Timer

    Touch [ON], then @ appears. With the self-timer, you can record a still image after a delay of about 10 seconds. PHOTO PHOTO Press PHOTO. You will hear a beep sound counting down for about 10 seconds (The count down indication begins from 8).
  • Page 35: Recording A Still Image On A "Memory Stick Duo" While Recording Movies On A Tape

    Recordingwith ease - EasyHandycam With this Easy Handycam operation, most of the camera settings are set to automatic mode, only basic functions become available, and screen font size increases lbr easy viewing. Even first time users can enjoy easy recording. Before recording, follow steps 1 to 7 in "Getting...
  • Page 36: Recording A Still Image

    Slide the POWER switch until the CAMERA-TAPE lamp lights POWER Stide the POWER switch while Set the LENS COVER switch to OPEN. pressing the green button. Open the LCD panel. CHARGE NOOE CCCCC) Slide the POWER switch repeatedly Press EASY. until the CAMERA-MEM lamp lights The EASY lights up in blue.
  • Page 37: Making Full Use Of Easy Handycam Operation

    Notes For [SELF-TIMER] (in the CAMERA- • You cannot tmn Easy Han@cam operation on or off MEM mode only) dming recording. Touch [ON], then D}{1. • Dining Easy Handycam operation, the following Press PHOTO fully. buttons are not available: You will hear a beep sound counting down LCD BACKLIGHT (p.
  • Page 38: Adjusting Theexposure

    Adjustingthe exposure You can adjust and fix the exposure to the The exposure is adjusted automatically m the subject, so that it is recorded in suitable default setting. brightness even when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background (such as subjects in the limelight on stage).
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Notes Adjust the exposure by touching • You cannot use the Flexible spot meter togethe! with: (dim)/_ (bright), then touch [_. NightShot plus fimction Super NightShot plus fimction Color Slow Shutter fimction • If you set [PROGILXNI AE], [SPOT METER] automatically set to [AUTO] "_°...
  • Page 40: Recording In Dark Places - Nightshot Plus, Etc

    Set the NIGHTSHOT PL[S switch to Recordingin dark and ["NIGHTSHOT PLUS"] appear pl aces - NightShotplus, etc. Touch _. Touch [SIPERNSPLIS]. You can record subjects in dark places (such If the item is not displayed on the screen, touch [[_]/[_. If you cannot find it, touch as when capturing the face of your baby...
  • Page 41: Adjustingthe Focus

    • When using the Super NightShot plus or Color Slow Shutter fimction, the shutter speed of yom- Adjustingthe focus camcorder changes depending on the brightness. The motion of the pichu-e may slow down at this time. The focus is adjusted automatically in the •...
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    To adjust the focus automatically Touch [MAN[ ALl. Follow steps 1 and 2, then touch [AUTO] in step appears. 3. Or set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 42). Note Touch or [_ to sharpen • You cannot use the SPOT FOCUS function together focus.
  • Page 43: Recordinga Picture Usingvarious Effects

    When fading out, the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white. Recordinga picture [OVERLAP] (fade in only) usingvarious effects [WIPE] (fade in only) [DOT FADER] (fade in only) POWER switch Slide the POWER switch to select CAMERA-TAPE mode. fade in) or during recording (to fade You can add the _bllowing effects to out).
  • Page 44: Using Special Effects _ - Digital Effect

    Touch [MEN[]. Touch the desired effect, then touch Select _<_ (PICT. APPLI.),then OVERLAP] by touching [_]/[_] When you touch [OVERLAP], [WIPE] or and [_}_]. [DOT FADER], the image on the tape in The recorded image appears on the your camcorder is stored as a still image.
  • Page 45 [SLOW SHUTTR] (slow shutter) Effect Items to adjust You can slow down the shutter speed. This [STILL] The deglee of transparency mode is suitable for shooting a subject more of the still image you want clearly in a dark place. to superimpose on a movie.
  • Page 46: Overlaying Still Images On Movies On A Tape - Memory Mix

    [M*--CAM CHROMA] (Memory Chroma key) You can have the movie swap into the blue area of a still image such as an illustration or into a frame with a blue area enclosed by the frame. You can superimpose a still image you have Still image Movie recorded...
  • Page 47 • When you use the MEMORY MIX flmction in the Touch the desired effect. nmTor mode (p 30), the picture on the LCD screen appears nornlally, without being mirror-reversed. The still image is superimposed on the • You may not be able to play back pictures modified movie which is currently displayed on the...
  • Page 48: Searchingfor The Starting Point

    Touch E_]- Searchingfor the starting point @ The last scene of the most recent recording is played back lbr about 5 seconds, and the camcorder enters the standby :node at the point where the last recording has finished. To cancel the operation Touch [(ANCEL].
  • Page 49: Reviewing The Most Recently Recorded Scenes - Rec Review

    Keep touching (to go backward)!D_] (to go forward) release it at the point where you want the recording to start. You can view a few seconds of the scene recorded just before you stopped the tape. select the CAMERA-TAPE mode. Touch [_.
  • Page 50: Playback

    Playback Touch (rewind) to go to the point you want to view. Viewing movies recordedon a tape Make sure you have a recorded cassette inserted into your camcorder. Some of the operations are possible using the Remote Commander or using the touch panel.
  • Page 51: Playing Back In Various Modes

    To resume fast t)rwarding or rewinding, release Indicatorsdisplayedduringtape the button. playback To play back in variousmodes You will not hear the recorded sound. Also, see mosaic-like images of the previously played picture remaining on the screen. During playback or playback pause, touch Touch...
  • Page 52: Viewing Recordings With Added Effects - Digital Effect

    To cancel Digital effect Follow steps 2 to 4, then select [OFF] in step 5. Note YOU callnot add effects to externally input pictmes. • Also, you catmot output pictures edited with digital You can apply [STILL], [FLASH], [LUMI. effects via the _ DV Interface. KEY], and [TRAIL] effects when viewing "_°...
  • Page 53: Viewing Recordings On A "Memory Stick Duo

    Touch Viewing recordings The most recently recorded picture appears on a "Memory Stick on the screen. Duo" You can view pictures one at a time on the screen. When you have a lot of pictures, can list them to search through them easily.
  • Page 54: Playing Back In Various Modes From A "Memory Stick Duo

    with short cuts on the Personal Menu. In ordel to use Indicatorsdisplayedduring "Memory othel menu items, add them to the Personal Menu. StickDuo" playback "_" Tip • Once you recold a pictule m a tblder the same folde! will be set as the default tblder lbr playback.
  • Page 55: Playing Back With Ease - Easy Handycam

    To return to the single display mode, touch the Playing back with picture that you want to display. ease To view pictures in other folders in the - EasyHandycam index screen Touch [_]. Easy Handycam operation allows easy Touch []_. playback for even first time users by providing...
  • Page 56: Making Full Use Of Easy Handycam Operation

    Set [Y] (year) with [_/[_, then touch Press EASY. 2 Set [M] (month), [D] (day), hour and The EASY lights up in blue. mimttes in the same way as [Y] (year), then touch [_ For [LANGUAGE] When playing back on a tape Select the desired language with [_1 [_, The following buttons can be operated.
  • Page 57: Various Playback Functions

    Select _> (PICT.APPLI.), then [PB Various playback ZOOM] by touching [_/[_ functions touch Tape playback zoom screen You can magnify a small subject in a recording and display it on the screen. can also display the recorded date and the "Memory Stick name of the folder in which the picture Duo"...
  • Page 58: Displaying The Screen Indicators

    "_" Tip Touch [DATA CODE[. • If you press DISPLAY/BATT INFO dming the playback zoom operation, the fiame will disappear. If the item is not displayed on the screen, touch [_/[_]. If you cannot find it, touch [MENU], and select it from the (STANDARD SET) menu.
  • Page 59 Shutter speed Aperture value * Appears only during tape playback Note • Camela setting data do not appear when movies on a "Memo! 7 Stick Duo" are played back. "_° Tips • Exposure adjustment value (0EV) appears when a "Memo!), Stick Duo"...
  • Page 60: Playingthe Picture On A Tv

    Connect your camcorder via the Handycam Playingthe picture on Station or the AiV jack of your camcorder a TV using the supplied AiV connecting a TV cable. Connect the supplied AC Adaptor to the wall outlet for the power supply (p. 16). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied...
  • Page 61: Locatinga Scene On A Tape For Playback

    Press PLAY. Locatinga scene on a The playback starts from the point tape for playback designated "0:00:00" on the tape counter. To cancel the operation Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander again. Notes • There may be a discrepancy of several seconds between the time code and tile tape comlter.
  • Page 62: Searching For A Scene By Date Of Recording - Date Search

    Press (previous)/l_l_l (next) Slide the POWER switch repeatedly the Remote Commander to select a select the PLAY/EDIT mode. title that you want to play. Playback starts automatically from the Press SEARCH M. on the Remote selected title. Commander repeatedly to select [DATE SEARCH].
  • Page 63: Using The Menu

    Select the icon of the desired menu Usingthe Menu with [_]/EE], then touch _. (AMERA SET (p. 65) Selecting menu items MEMORY SET (p. 71) PICT. APPLI. (p. 75) N,f_ EDIT/PLAY (p. 80) You can change various settings or make STANDARD SET (p.
  • Page 64 Touch then [_ to hide the menu screen. Yon can also tonch [_ (reV._rn) to go back a screen each time yon tonch the bntton. To use the short-cutsof the Personal Menu The available items val T depending on the power mode ofyonr...
  • Page 65: Usingthe

    The defauh settings are marked with 1>. The indicators in parentheses appear when the Usingthe setting is selected. The settings you can adjust (CAMERA SET)menu vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen shows the items you can - PROGRAM AE/WHITE BAL./16:9WIDE, currently operate.
  • Page 66 * Your camcolder is adjusted to tbcus only on subjects in the middle to tar distance. **Your camcordei is adjusted to tbcus only on distant subjects Note • [SPORTS] (sports lesson) will not wolk when tile POWER switch is set to (-'_MERA- MEM.
  • Page 67 "_° Tips • Fo! better color balance adjustment when [WHITE BAL.] is set to [AUTO], aim your camcorder at a nearby white object tbr about 10 seconds after setting the POWER switch to CAMEIL_-TAPE when: You remove tile battery pack for replacement You bring your camcorder outdoors from inside the house while using fixed exposure,...
  • Page 68 Note • For DCR-PC109: If the flash is not capable of preventing the red-eye phenomenon, you can select only [ON] or [AUTO]. FLASHLEVEL You can select an appropriate flash setting _r recording with an external flash (optional). HIGH (§+) Select to make the flash level higher than tile standard setting. _>NORMAL (§...
  • Page 69 .,..The right side of the bar shows the digital zooming Thneezoorning zone appears when you select the zooming tevel. I>OFF Select to deactivate the digital zoom. Up to 10 times zoom is pertbrmed optically 20 x Select to activa*e the digital zoom. 10 times through 20 times zoom is pertbrmed digitally 120 ×...
  • Page 70 "_° Tips • The ID-I system sends aspect _atio infbmlation (16:9, 4:3 or lette! box) by inserting si_lals between video signals • The ID-2 system sends a copyright protection signal with the ID- 1 signals inserted between video signals in an analog connection. can select this function...
  • Page 71: Usingthe

    The default settings are marked with 1>. The indicators in parentheses appear when the Usingthe setting is selected. The settings you can adjust (MEMORYSET)menu vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen shows the items you can - BURST/QUALITY/IMAGE SIZE/ALL currently operate.
  • Page 72 [] QUALITY t>FINE (FINE) Select to :ecord still images with the fine image quality (compressed to about 1/4). STANDARD Select to :ecord still images with the standard image quality (STD) (compressed to about 1/10). [] IMAGESIZE For DCR-P( 109: l>1152 x 864 Select to :ecord still images for playing on a la:ge screen...
  • Page 73 Notes • Tile fblder will not be deleted even when you delete all the pictures m tile fohle!. • Do not do any of the following while [_ Erasing all data...] is displayed: Move the POWER switch to select other power modes. Opelate any buttons Eject tile "Memol)'...
  • Page 74: Using The _ (Pict. Appli.)

    As the defauh setting, pictures are saved in the 101MSDCF folder. You can select a/'older to save your pictures. Creat_ new folders from the [NEW FOLDER] menu, then select the IBlder to be used for recording with [_/[_ and touch DE]. When you have a lot of pictures, you can search for the desired picture easily when you sort them in folders.
  • Page 75: Usingthe

    The defauh settings are marked with t>. The Usingthe (PICT. indicators in parentheses appear when the setting is selected. The settings you can adjust APPLI.) menu-P,CX. vary depending on the power mode of your camcorder. The screen shows the items you can EFFECT/SLIDE SHOW/FRAME R EC/ currently operate.
  • Page 76 PASTEL Select to record the picture looking like a pale pastel ohawing. (This effect is not available dining playback.) MOSAIC Select to record picture appearing mosaic- patterned. (This effect is not available during playback.) Note • You cannot add effects to externally input pictlues Also, you cannot output pictures edited...
  • Page 77 To cancel the slide show, tonch [END]. To pause, tonch [PAUSE]. "_° Tips • You can select tile first picture for the slide show by touching [[_] be/bre touching [START; • If movies are played in the slide show, you can adjust the volume by touching (decrease)i_ (increase).
  • Page 78 You can record pictures on a tape at a selected interval, when you record flowers blooming, etc. Comlect yonr camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor during the operation. a: [RE( TIME] b: [INTERVAL] Touch _. Touch [INTERVAL]. Select a desired interval time (30 seconds,...
  • Page 79 This function is useful to observe the movement of clouds or the change of daylight. Your camcorder will shoot a still image at a selected interval and record it on a "Memory Stick Duo." a: Shooting time b: Interval Touch Select a desired interval...
  • Page 80 See page 95 and 96 for details. When your camcorder is connected to a Sony VAIO series personal computer, you can easily burn the picture recorded on the tape on a DVD (Direct Access to "Click to DVD") using this command.
  • Page 81 When your camcorder is connected to a personal computer, you can easily burn the picture recorded on the tape on a CD-R (Direct Access to Video CD Burn) using this command. See the supplied "Computer Applications Guid_" for details. EXEC Select to activate tile END SEARCH fimction.
  • Page 82 Vi'hen you have finished entering characters, touch [_J_l. Touch _. Touch _ (color), []_/[Z] (position), [SIZE] as necessary to select a desired color, position or size. Color white --* yellow --* violet --* red --* cyan --* green --* blue Position You can select from 8 to 9 choices.
  • Page 83 You can label a cassette with Cassette Memory (up to 10 letters). The label will be displayed t'or approximately 5 seconds when you select the CAMERA-TAPE mode and insert a cassette, or when you select the PLAY/EDIT mode. Up to 4 titles will be displayed at the same time if the cassette has titles superimposed.
  • Page 84 Play) mode on a cassette LP (_) Select to increase the recording time to 1 5 times the SP mode (Long Play). The use of Sony Excellence/Master mini DV cassette recommended to get the most out of yore camcorder. Notes •...
  • Page 85 fO Notes • You can play back a dual sotmd track cassette on this camcordm. Howevm you cannot record a dual sotmd track on this camcorder. • The setting retmns to [STEREO] when you disconnect the power somce from your camcorder for more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 86 Notes • VVhen yotl connect your camcordel to Olltside powe! soluces [BRIGHT] is autonlatically selected tbr the setting. • When you select [BRIGHT], battel7 life is reduced by about 10 percent during recording. You can connect a digital device and an analog device to your camcorder convert the signal transmitted from the connected devices to the appropriate...
  • Page 87 I>AUTO Select to display tile remaining tape indicator for about 8 seconds: • Afte! you select the CAMERA-TAPE :node with the cassette inse:ted, and your camcorder calculates the remaining amount of tape. • When you touch (play/pause). Select to always display the remaining tape indicator Select when using the Remote...
  • Page 88 I>LCD PAN EL Select to show the displays such as the time code on the LCD screen and in the viewfinder. V-OUT/PAN Select to show the displays such as the time code on the TV screen, LCD screen, and in the viewfinder. Note •...
  • Page 89 The settings you can adjust vary depending Usingthe (TIME/ on the power mode of your camcorder. screen shows the items you can currently LANGU .) menu- CLOCK SET/ operate. Unavailable items will be grayed out. WORLD TIME, etc. You can select items listed below on the TIME, LANGU.
  • Page 90: Customizingpersonal Menu

    Touch [ADD]. CustomizingPersonal Menu You can add frequently used menu items to Personal Menu, or sort them in the order you like (customizing). You can customize Personal Menn for each power mode of your camcorder. Touch E_]/[_] to select a menu category, then touch [_].
  • Page 91 The selected menu is deleted from Personal Menu. Touch Touch fO Note • You cannot delete [MENU] and [P-MENU UP]. You can sort the menus added to Personal Menu Touch [P-MEN[ SET UP]. in the desired order. If the desired menu is not displayed on the screen, touch _[_] until the menu is displayed.
  • Page 92 move. If the desired menu is not displayed on the screen, touch []_ unti! the menu is displayed. Touch []_/[]_ to move the menu item to the desired place. Touch [RESET]. Touch Touch [YES]. To sort more items, repeat steps 4 to 6. Touch [ENDI.
  • Page 93: Dubbing/Editing

    Dubbing/Editing You can record the picture fi'om a VCR or TV to a tape or a "Memory Stick Duo" inserted Connectingto a VCR into your camcorder (p. 95). You can also create a copy of the picture recorded on your or TV camcorder on other recording device (p.
  • Page 94: Dubbingto Another Tape

    To use an i.LINK cable for connection Dubbingto another Use an i.LINK cable (optional) to connect your camcorder to other device via the I, DV tape Interface. The video sound signals transmitted digitally, producing high qnality pictures. Note that you cannot record the picture You can copy and edit the picture played...
  • Page 95: Recordingpictures From A Vcror Tv

    Recordingpictures VCR, or select a TV program. from a VCRor TV The picture played on the connected device appears on the LCD screen of your camcorder. You can record and edit pictures or TV programs from a VCR or TV on a tape or a "Memory Stick Duo"...
  • Page 96: Dubbingpictures From A Tape To A "Memory Stick Duo

    to record the scene, and select other scene as described above. Dubbingpictures from a tape to a "Memory Stick Duo" You can record movies (with sound recorded in monaural) or still images on a "Memory Stick Duo." Make sure you have a recorded tape and a "Memo17 Stick Duo"...
  • Page 97: Dubbingstill Images From A "Memory Stick Duo" To A Tape

    8 Touch [_, then [_. Dubbingstill images fO Notes from a "Memory Stick • Fm DCR-PCI09: You can record still images fixed to image size Duo" to a tape [640 x 480]. • The Data code and titles recorded on the tape cannot be recorded on the "Memo_ T Stick Duo."...
  • Page 98: Dubbing Selected Scenes

    _QTouch E_], then [_. Dubbingselected scenes from a tape Notes • You cannot tile index scleen - Digital programediting • You not be able to &ib images modified on yollr computer or lecolded with other camcoldels on your You can select up to 20 scenes (programs) camcolder.
  • Page 99 connection. The dnbbing procedure Touch [OTHER DEVICE]. easier with the i.LINK connection. Prepare ),our VCR. • Insert a cassette Ibr recording. • Set the inpnt selector to inpnt mode ifyonr VCR has one. Prepare ),our camcorder (playing device). Touch [EDIT SET].
  • Page 100 (infrared ray emitter). Manufacturing [IR SETUP] code Remote sensor company Infrared ray emitter Sony 1,2,3,4,5,6 A&niral (M Wards) Aiwa 47, 54, 80 Akai 49, 51 Audio Dynamic 21, 35 Bell&Howell (M. Wards) Broksonic...
  • Page 101 Manufacturing [IR SETUP] code company Multitech 23 32, 80 21, 33, 35 Olympic 77, 78 Follow the steps below when you are performing digital program edit for the first Optimus time to a tape in a VCR. You can skip this Orion setting if you have set up your VCR before Panasonic...
  • Page 102 play back in slow mode. 5 opening numbers for each [IN] and closing munbers for each [OUT] appear. When you are performing a digital program edit for the first time to a tape in a VCR, through the procedures described in Steps 1 value of each [CUT-IN] and the closing...
  • Page 103 Touch the desired item. QTouch [=MARK OUT]. The ending point of the first program is set, When you are recording on a tape in and the !ower part of the program mark the VCR changes to light blue. Touch [OTHER DEVICE[. When you are recording on a _ Repeat...
  • Page 104 To end Digital programediting Touch [END]. To save a programwithoutusing it to record Touch [END] in step 11. The program is stored in memory until the cassette is ejected. To erase programs Follow steps 1 to 6 ill "Recording selected scenes as programs"...
  • Page 105 You can record additional audio to the Dubbingsoundto a original sound on the tape. You can add sound to a tape already recorded in the 12-bit recordedtape mode without erasing the original sound. Internal microphone Intelligent accessory shoe for DCR-PC 109 OMIC (PLUG IN POWER)Jack...
  • Page 106 using lhe A/\" connecting cable. However, the sound you have recorded aftelwards is not ouqJut from the speaker. Check tile sound by using a TV. A green _ |l mark appears on the LCD • When you connect optional accessories such as an screen.
  • Page 107: Recorded Pictures []

    Deleting recorded pictures ! You can delete all or selected pictures stored on a "Memory Stick Duo." recorded audio in "Recording sound" (p. 106). Slide the POWER switch repeatedly select the PLAY/EDIT mode. Touch Touch Touch [MENI Touch [Z]/[2_ to select (STANDARD SET), then touch...
  • Page 108: Information _ -Image

    To delete pictures on the index screen Markingrecorded You can easily search for the picture to be deleted by displaying 6 pictures at once. imageswith specific Slide the POWER switch to select the PLAY/EDIT mode. information _ -Image Touch [_. Touch protection/Print mark Touch...
  • Page 109: Print Mark

    Touch [PROTECT]. Touch Touch Touch the image that you want to protect. Touch [PRINT MARK]. 'if' Touch [_l. €- Touch {END]. To cancel image protection Follow steps 1 to 5, then touch the image to cancel image protection. Touch the image that you want to print disappears from the image.
  • Page 110: Compliant

    Note • Do not mark images on yore camcorder if the Printing recorded "Memory Stick Duo" alrea@ has some images with the Print mark put on other devices This may images(PictBridge change the infbmmtion of the images with the Print mark put on the other device compliant printer) You can easily print still images recorded...
  • Page 111 Touch [MEN[ Select (STANDARD SET), then [[ SB-PLY/EDT] by touching [_]/[B and IDOl. Select the image to be printed touching (previous image)/[Zi] "7 Select [PictBridge], then touch [_. (next image). Touch G_]. Touch E_], then [COPIES]. Connect the [SB jack (p. 143) of your Select the number of copies to be...
  • Page 112 To print another image Repeat steps I to 6 To stop printing Touch [CANCEL] while printing To finish printing Touch [END] and disconnect the USB cable from your Handycam Station and printer. Notes • Do not attempt rlte following opezations when is on the screen The operations...
  • Page 113: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting persists, remove the power source and contact your Sony dealer. Troubleshooting If"C:l-ll-l:l-ll-l" is displayed on the LCD screen or the viewfinder, the self-diagnosis display ffmction is activated. See page If you run into any problem using your for details.
  • Page 114: Troubleshooting

    If the problem batte:), pack is being charged, persists, discmmect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet and contact your Sony dealer The batte: 7 pack may be damaged. (p 16) The batte:y pack is quickly • The tempe:amre of the environment...
  • Page 115: Troubleshooting

    Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions The Cassette Memo: 7 mdicato! does ->Clean the gold-plated connector of tile cassette. (p. 128) not appear while using a cassette with Cassette Memory The :emaining tape indicator is not -_ Set [ [_ REMAINING] to [ON] on the ;_;{'j (STANDARD SET) menu displayed,...
  • Page 116: Troubleshooting

    If you are using a "Memory Stick Duo" recording, refer also to the "Memory Stick Duo" section. (p. 118) Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions The tape does not sta!l when you + Slide tile POWER switch to lurn on the CAME1L_-TAPE lamp (p.
  • Page 117: Additional

    Symptom Cause and]or Corrective Actions Tile external flash (optional) does not • Tile power of the flash is not turned oil or the flash is not attached work. coneetly • Two or more flashes are attached. Only one external flash can be attached.
  • Page 118: Troubleshooting

    _c.use Action_ and/or Corrective appea!-and is displayed • Tile tape was recolded ill a TV color system other than that of youl the screen camcordei This is nora malfimction (p. 126) Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions Cannot opelate fimctions using the -'1Set tile POWER switch to tile CAME1LA_-NIEM...
  • Page 119: Troubleshooting

    Symptom Cause and]or Corrective Actions Image protection cannot be applied. '+When you are using the "Memory Stick Duo" with the write-protect release the lock on tile write-protect tab of the "Memory Stick Duo." (p. 129) +Perfom_ tile operation again on the index screen (p.
  • Page 120: Troubleshooting

    VCR. (p. 93) -)'When your camcorder is connected to a DV device that is not a Sony product via an iiINK cable, select [IR] in stepl 1 of"Step 1 : Preparing your camcorder and VCR Ibr operation"...
  • Page 121: Indicators And Messages

    Press RESET button (p 141), and operate your camcorder again E:61:r-I[] / E:62:r-l[] .+Contact youl Sony dealer or local amhorized Sony selvice facility Inform them of the 5-digit code which struts from "E." 101-0001 (Warning indicator • The file is damaged.
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    Indication Cause and/or Corrective Actions (Warning indicato: pertaining • The 'qMemo:y Stick Duo" data is damaged. "Memory Stick Duo" formatting)* • The "Memo:y Stick Duo" is not tbm_atted conectly (p. 73) (Warning indicator pe:taining • An incompatible "Memo:), Stick Duo" is rose:ted. incompatible "Memo:), Stick Duo")*...
  • Page 123: Troubleshooting

    If messages appear on the screen, check the tbllowing. See the page in parentheses for details. Subjects Indications Corrective Actions/ References Batter,_, Use the "Int_LITHIUM battely pack -'1See page 13 i Battei 7 level is low. -_Chaige the battery (p. 16). Old battei), Use a new one -_ See page 13 i...
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting

    Subjects Indications Corrective Actions! References "Memory Stick USB streaming.. This fimction is not available • You tlied to play back o! reco:d on a Duo" "Memol 3' Stick Duo" during USB Streanm:g. Memory Stick folders are fifll. • You cannot create tMders exceeding 999MSDCF.
  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    Subjects Indications Corrective Actions/ References Others Invalid button with Easy Handycanl operation USB is invalid in this mode &bring Easy Han@cam • You can select [STD-USB] PLAY,'EDIT mode during Easy Handycam operation, but you cannot select [PictBridge] or [USB STREAM]. (The message disappears when you touch _...
  • Page 126: Abroad

    Additional Information Simple settingof clockby time difference Usingyourcamcorder You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your abroad camcorder abroad. Select [WORLD TIME] in the _g"_ (TIMEiLANGU.) menu, then set the time difference (p.
  • Page 127: Cassette Tapes

    "_" Tip Usablecassette • The memo!y, capaciD, of the cassette 1harked with Uq 4K is 4k bits Yore calncorder tapes accommodate cassettes having a memo_ T capacity of up to 16k bits Copyright signal You can use the mini DV format cassette When you play back only.
  • Page 128: Stick

    When labeling the cassette Aboutthe "Memory Be sure to place the label only on the locations as shown in the tbllowing illustration so as not Stick" to cause malfunction of yonr camcorder. Do not put a label The "Memory Stick" is a new light and small along this border.
  • Page 129 • File names ofmovies: • Be careful not to apply excessive force when MOV00001: This filename appears onthe writing on a memo area on a "Memory Stick screen ofyonr camcorder. D_.lO." MOV00001.MPG: This f ilename appears • Do not attach a label or the like on a "Memory onthe display ofacomputer.
  • Page 130 Son?: Corporation. • "Memory Stick," ._,, and "MagicGate Memory Stick" are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • "Memory Stick PRO" and "MEMORY 5 'r_c_PRa" are trademarks of Son?: Corporation. • "MagicGate" and "MZ_GICG&TE" trademarks of Sony Corporation. Additional Information...
  • Page 131: Battery Pack

    Use a large capacity batter?- pack: NP- About the FF70iFFTI (optional). • Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent "InfoLITHIUM" playback, fast forward or rewind operation wears out the battery pack faster. We battery pack recommend using a large capacity battery pack: NP-FFT0iFF71 (optional).
  • Page 132: About I.link

    "_" Tips • i.LINK is a more familiar tern1 tbr the IEEE 1394 data nanspm* bus proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations • IEEE 1394 is an international slandard standardized by the Inslimte...
  • Page 133: Maintenance And Precautions

    (DV Interface) compatible device made by Near AM receivers and video equipment. Sony (e.g. a VAIO series personal computer) Noise may occur. well as to video device. Sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or Belbre connecting this unit to your computer,...
  • Page 134 • If the following problem occurs, clean the your camcorder may not operate correctly. video heads for 10 seconds with the Sony there is moisture inside your camcorder, [[]A DVM-12CLD cleaning cassette (optional).
  • Page 135 your Son?: dealer orlocal authorized Son?: Touch the "x" displayed on the screen service facility tohave the video h ead with the corner of the supplied "Memory replaced. Stick Duo." The position of the "x" changes. LCDscreen • Do not add excessive pressure on the L(D screen, as it may cause damage.
  • Page 136 To chargethe pre-installedbutton-type Specification battery Your camcorder has a pre-installed button-type battery to retain the date, time, and other settings even when the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG). The pre-installed button-type battery is ahvays charged while you are using your camcorder but it will get discharged gradually if you do not use your camcorder.
  • Page 137 LANC jack Effective (still): Approx. 340 000 pixels Stereo mini-min{iack (O 2.5 mm) Effective (movie): Approx. 340 000 pixels Lens MIC jack Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Minijack. 0.388 mr low impedance with DC 2.5 to 3.0 V, output impedance 6.8 kf-} Combined power zoom...
  • Page 138 HandycamStation DCRA-Cl11 Operating temperature O°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) S video input/output Type Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p 75 f-) (ohms) Lithittm tmbalanced Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 _-) Design and specifications are subject to change (oluns), unbalanced without notice. 4-pin mini DIN Audio/Video input/output...
  • Page 139: Parts And Controls

    Ouick Reference Identifying parts and controls ® LCD/Touch panel screen (p. 4, 21) Access lamp (p. 24, 129) _.q. LCD BACKLIGHT button* (p. 21) PO\YER switch (p. 20) RE(: START/STOP button (p. 27, 51) "Memory Stick Duo" slot (p. 24) ¢D BATT ___ (battery release) lever (p.
  • Page 140 ® ® Lens (Carl Zeiss Lens)/Lens cover DCR-PC109: Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl Intelligent accessory shoe ]JL_,J:2_, ..Zeiss lens which can reproduce fine images (p. 105) The lens tbr your camcorder was developed DCR-PC108: jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Son): Accessory shoe ( orporation.
  • Page 141 ® MIC (PL[G IN POWER) jack (red) PHOTO button (p. 32) (p. 105) NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch (p. 40) This jack works as an input jack lbr an Power zoom lever external microphone as well as a power- Infrared ray emitter (p. 100) snpply jack/'or a plug-in-power microphone.
  • Page 142 Viewfinder lens adjustment lever (p. 21) Interface connector Cassette lid (p. 23) Tripod receptacle Make sure that the length of the tripod Strap Belt (p. 4) screw is less than 5.5 !2_112_1 (7/32 inch). OPEN/_EJECT_ lever (p. 23) Otherwise, you cannot attach the tripod securely, and the screw may damage your camcorder.
  • Page 143 To attach the Strap Belt Handycam Station Insert the Strap Belt attachment to your camcorder and move it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks and is locked. <ii!iiii!iiii ili !i!ii!!i!i!!!!!i! Interface connector Note t__ (ESB) ON/OFF switch •...
  • Page 144 To remove the insulationsheet Remove the insulation sheet belbre using the Remote Commander. To changethe battery While pressing on the tab, inset yore" fingernail into the slit to pull out the battery case. PHOTO button (p. 32) Memory control buttons (Index*, Memory playback)
  • Page 145 WARNING Batter?- explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire. CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the mamffacturer. Discard used batteries according to the mamffacmrer' s instructions.
  • Page 146 Following indicators will appear on the LCD Indicators Meanings screen and viewfinder to indicate the state of This indicatoi appeas your camcorder. Indicators vary depending when you use video flash your camcorder model. light (optional) Example: Indicatorsin the CAMERA-TAPE mode Fiame iecording (p 77) Ouiputting...
  • Page 147: Index

    ALL ERASE Cassette Memory Search Index (SEARCH) (still image) ..72 ....48, 61, 62, 81 Exposure bracketing Charging the battery (EXP. BRKTG) Numeric Batte D- pack ....16 See Bnrst (BURST) 16:9 WIDE mode ....69 Pre-installed button-type battery ....Clock set FADER ......
  • Page 148 Intelligent accessory shoe Number of pictures Playing time ..........105, 140 ......29, 33 Pouer mode ....... Interval photo recording Menu PRINT (INT. REC-STL) ..79 CAMERA SET ... 65 See PictBridge Interval recording EDIT PLAY ....80 Print mark ......(INTERVAL REC)..
  • Page 149 Strap Belt ..... 4, 142 Sub sound Zero set memory ....61 See MULTI-SOL%TD Zoom ......29, 57 Super NightShot plus ..40 Tape counter ...... Telephoto See Zoom Time code ......Title (Cassette Memory) TAPE TITLE ....83 TITL ERASE ....
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