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|afender99||2:46pm on Saturday, September 11th, 2010|
|In 2002, why would anyone buy an analog camcorder? While they are a bit cheaper than digital, the price gap is rapidly shrinking. If you are looking for just shooting video and recording it on your VCR (VHS, SVHS), good bargain if you get it below $400 range.|
|bwross||4:25pm on Thursday, July 29th, 2010|
|the sony dcr - trv130 is a great video camera for the beginer and profesional its extreamly easy to use and has real build quality and a smart clean a... The end we choose the Sony DCR-TRV130 and this is why...... The camcorder is digital.|
|Victor S.||12:10pm on Saturday, July 24th, 2010|
|Does everything you want, digital pic, good sounds & video charger broke down after 14 month Good Camera,Quality,and perfornance nothing important|
|linuxtard||3:28pm on Sunday, July 18th, 2010|
|can take digital pictures cam broke down after 1yr and 2months of purchase Nothing Battery Drains fast.|
|masagin||9:38pm on Monday, June 28th, 2010|
|When we finally had enough money to buy a camcorder I was totally confused with the different makes and models on the market.|
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|Another brilliant product by sony This digital camcorder is small and light weight. It has 20 X optical zoomm which is enough for anyone.|
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Digital Video Camera Recorder
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DCR-TRV130 Serial No. Model No. ACSerial No.
2001 Sony Corporation
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Digital Handycam camcorder. With your Digital Handycam, you can capture lifes precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Digital Handycam is loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy to use. You will soon be producing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
For customers in the United States and Canada
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY. DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center. Note: In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For the Sony Service Center nearest you call 1-800-222-SONY (United States only) For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only) Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion battery.
For customers in the U.S.A.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Model No.: Responsible Party: Address: Telephone No.: SONY DCR-TRV130 Sony Electronics lnc. 1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ, 07656 USA 201-930-6972
Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 60C (140F) such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
This device complies with Part15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions.: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to 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. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For customers in CANADA
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Functions to adjust exposure (in the recording mode)
In a dark place In insufficient light In dark environments such as sunset, fireworks, or general night views Shooting backlit subjects In spotlight, such as at the theater In strong light or reflected light, such as at a beach in midsummer or on a ski slope NIGHTSHOT (p. 24)/ SUPER NIGHTSHOT (p. 25) Low lux mode (p. 44) Sunset & moon mode (p. 44) BACK LIGHT (p. 24) Spotlight mode (p. 44) Beach & ski mode (p. 44)
Changing the menu settings. 79
Playing back a tape. 27 Viewing the recording on TV. 31
Types of trouble and their solutions. 85 Self-diagnosis display.. 89 Warning indicators and messages. 90
Advanced Recording Operations
Recording a still image on a tape Tape Photo recording.. 34 Using the wide mode.. 36 Using the fader function.. 37 Using special effects Picture effect. 40 Using special effects Digital effect. 41 Using the PROGRAM AE function. 44 Adjusting the exposure manually. 46 Focusing manually.. 47 Superimposing a title.. 48 Making your own titles. 50 Using the built-in light.. 52
About video cassettes.. 92 About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack.. 93 About i.LINK... 94 Using your camcorder abroad. 96 Maintenance information and precautions.. 97 Specifications.. 102
Identifying the parts and controls. 103 Index... 110
Quick Start Guide
This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your camcorder. See the page in parentheses ( ) for more information.
Connecting the power cord
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 11). Open the DC IN jack cover. Quick Start Guide AC power adaptor (supplied)
Connect the plug with its v mark facing up.
Inserting a cassette (p. 17) 1 Open the lid of the
cassette compartment, and press EJECT. The compartment opens automatically.
2 Insert a cassette
into the cassette compartment with its window facing out and the write-protect tab on the cassette up.
3 Close the cassette
compartment by mark pressing the on the cassette compartment. The cassette compartment automatically goes down. Close the lid of the cassette compartment.
Recording a picture 1 Remove the lens cap.
2 Set the POWER
switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button.
OFF (CHARGE) CAMERA
4 Press the red button.
Your camcorder starts recording. To stop recording, press the red button again.
3 Open the LCD panel
while pressing OPEN. The picture appears on the LCD screen.
Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, use the viewfinder placing your eye against its eyecup. The picture in the viewfinder is black and white. Quick Start Guide
Step 2 Setting the date and time
Set the date and time settings when you use your camcorder for the first time. If you do not use your camcorder for about 4 months, the date and time settings may be released (bars may appear) because the built-in rechargeable lithium cell will have been discharged. First, set the year, then the month, the day, the hour and then the minute.
(1) While the camcorder is in CAMERA mode, press MENU to display the menu settings. , then press the dial. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CLOCK SET, then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust the desired year, then press the dial. (5) Set the month, day and hour by turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial and pressing the dial. (6) Set the minute by turning the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial and pressing the dial by the time signal. The clock starts to move. (7) Press MENU to make the menu settings disappear.
S E T U P ME NU C L OC K S E T A U T O T V ON T V I NPUT L TR S I ZE L A NGU AGE D EMO MOD E S E T U P ME NU : : C L OC K S E T A U T O T V ON T V I NPUT L TR S I ZE L A NGU AGE D EMO MOD E R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
S E T U P ME NU C L OC K S E T A U T O T V ON T V I NPUT 2001 J AN 1 L TR S I ZE L A NGU AGE D EMO MOD E R E T URN AM [ ME NU ] : E ND
[ ME NU ] : E ND
2001 J AN J AN 1
S E T U P ME NU C L OC K S E T A U T O T V ON T V I NPUT 2001 J U L 4 L TR S I ZE L A NGU AGE D EMO MOD E 0 PM R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND S E T U P ME NU C L OC K S E T J U L A U T O T V ON 5:3 0:PM T V I NPUT L TR S I ZE L A NGU AGE D EMO MOD E R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
The year changes as follows:
1995 T t 2001 T t 2079
Note on the time indicator The internal clock of your camcorder operates on a 12-hour cycle. 12:00 AM stands for midnight. 12:00 PM stands for noon.
Step 3 Inserting a cassette
We recommend using Hi8 /Digital8 video cassettes.
(1) Prepare the power supply (p. 11). (2) Open the lid of the cassette compartment, and press EJECT. The cassette compartment opens automatically. (3) Insert a cassette with its window facing out and the write-protect tab on the cassette up. (4) Close the cassette compartment by pressing the mark on the cassette compartment. The cassette compartment automatically goes down. (5) Close the lid of the cassette compartment.
To eject a cassette
Follow the procedure above, and eject the cassette in step 3. Notes Do not press the cassette compartment down. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Your camcorder records pictures in the Digital8 system. The recording time when you use your camcorder is half of indicated time on Hi8 /Digital8 tape. If you select the LP mode in the menu settings, 3/4 of indicated time on Hi8 /Digital8 tape. If you use standard 8 tape, be sure to play back the tape on this camcorder. Mosaic pattern noise may appear when you play back standard 8 tape on other camcorders (including other DCR-TRV130) The cassette compartment may not be closed when you press any part of the cassette compartment other than the mark. Do not pick up your camcorder by holding the lid of the cassette compartment.
To prevent accidental erasure Slide the write-protect tab on the cassette to expose the red mark.
Recording a picture
Your camcorder automatically focuses for you.
(1) Remove the lens cap by pressing both knobs on its sides and attach the lens cap to the grip strap. (2) Install the power source and insert a cassette. See Step 1 to Step 3 for more information (p. 11 to 17). (3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA while pressing the small green button. Your camcorder is set to the standby mode. (4) Open the LCD panel while pressing OPEN. The viewfinder automatically turns off. (5) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder starts recording. The REC indicator appears. The camera recording lamp located on the front of your camcorder lights up. To stop recording, press START/STOP again. The recording lamp lights up in the viewfinder when you record with the viewfinder.
VCR VCR OFF (CHARGE) CAMERA
Camera recording lamp Microphone
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. 82). In the LP mode, you can record 1.5 times as long as in the SP mode. When you record a tape in the LP mode on your camcorder, we recommend that you play back the tape on your camcorder.
To enable smooth transition You can make the transition between the last scene you recorded and the next scene smooth as long as you do not eject the cassette even if you turn off your camcorder. When you change the battery pack, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE). If you leave your camcorder in the standby mode for 3 minutes Your camcorder automatically turns off. This is to save battery power and to prevent battery and tape wear. To resume the standby mode, set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) once, then turn it to CAMERA again. When you record in the SP and LP modes on one tape or you record some scenes in the LP mode The playback picture may be distorted or the time code may not be written properly betweenscenes. Recording date and time The recording date and time are not displayed while recording. However, they are recorded automatically onto the tape. To display the recording date and time, press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander during playback.
Adjusting the LCD screen
The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to the viewfinder side and about 180 degrees to the lens side. If you turn the LCD panel over so that it faces the other way, the indicator appears on the screen ( Mirror mode). 180
90 When closing the LCD panel, set it vertically until it clicks, and swing it into the camcorder body. Note When using the LCD screen except in the mirror mode, the viewfinder automatically turns off. When you use the LCD screen outdoors in direct sunlight The LCD screen may be difficult to see. If this happens, we recommend that you use the viewfinder. Picture in the mirror mode The picture on the LCD screen is a mirror-image. However, the picture will be normal when recorded. During recording in the mirror mode You cannot operate the ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander. Indicators in the mirror mode The STBY indicator appears as Xz and REC as z. Some of other indicators appear mirror-reversed and others are not displayed.
Recording a still image on a tape Tape Photo recording Printing the still image
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 the A/V connecting cable to the A/V OUT jack and connect the yellow plug of the cable to the video input of the video printer. Refer to the operating instructions of the video printer as well.
S VIDEO OUT
LINE IN VIDEO S VIDEO
A / V OUT
: Signal flow
If the video printer is equipped with the S video input Use the S video connecting cable (optional). Connect it to the S VIDEO OUT jack and the S video input of the video printer.
Using the wide mode
You can record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on the 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9 WIDE). Black bands appear on the LCD screen during recording in 16:9 WIDE mode [a]. The pictures during playing back on a normal TV [b] or a wide-screen TV [c] are compressed in the widthwise direction. If you set the screen mode of the wide-screen TV to the full mode, you can watch pictures of normal images [d].
In CAMERA mode, set 16:9WIDE to ON in
in the menu settings (p. 80).
To cancel the wide mode
Set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings. In the wide mode, you cannot select the following functions: Old movie Bounce During recording You cannot select or cancel the wide mode. When you cancel the wide mode, set your camcorder to the standby mode and then set 16:9WIDE to OFF in the menu settings. Connection for a TV Pictures recorded in the 16:9WIDE mode automatically appear on the TV screen at full size when: you connect your camcorder to a TV that is compatible with the video ID (ID-1/ID-2) system. you connect your camcorder to the S video jack on the TV. ID-2 system The ID-2 system sends a copyright protection signal with ID-1 signals inserted between video signals when you connect your camcorder to other equipment by an A/V connecting cable. If the wide mode is set to ON The SteadyShot function does not work. If you set 16:9WIDE to ON in the menu settings when the SteadyShot function is working, flashes and the SteadyShot function does not function.
Using the fader function
You can fade the picture in or out to give your recording a professional appearance.
DOT* (random dot)
MONOTONE When fading in, the picture gradually changes from black-and-white to color. When fading out, the picture gradually changes from color to black-and-white.
Fade in only
(1) When fading in [a] In the standby mode, press FADER until the desired fader indicator flashes. When fading out [b] In the recording mode, press FADER until the desired fader indicator flashes. The indicator changes as follows:
FADER t M.FADER t BOUNCE t MONOTONE no indicator T DOT T WIPE T OVERLAP
The last selected fader mode is indicated first of all. (2) Press START/STOP. The fader indicator stops flashing. After the fade in/out is carried out, your camcorder automatically returns to the normal mode.
To cancel the fader function
Before pressing START/STOP, press FADER until the indicator disappears.
Note You cannot use the following functions while using the fader function. Also, you cannot use the fader function while using the following functions: Digital effect Low lux mode of PROGRAM AE (Overlap, wipe, or dot function only) Super NightShot Tape photo recording Before operating the overlap, wipe, or dot function Your camcorder stores the image on the tape. As the image is being stored, the indicator flashes quickly, and the image you are shooting disappears from the screen. Depending on the tape condition, the image may not be recorded clearly. While using the bounce function, you cannot use the following functions: Focus Zoom Picture effect Note on the bounce function The BOUNCE indicator does not appear in the following mode or functions: D ZOOM is activated in the menu settings Wide mode Picture effect PROGRAM AE
Using special effects Picture effect
You can digitally process images to obtain special effects like those in films or on the TV. NEG. ART [a] : SEPIA : B&W : SOLARIZE [b] : SLIM [c] : STRETCH [d] : PASTEL [e] : MOSAIC [f] : The color and brightness of the image are reversed. The image is sepia. The image is monochrome (black-and-white). The light intensity is clearer, and the picture looks like an illustration. The image expands vertically. The image expands horizontally. The contrast of the image is emphasized, and the image looks like an animated cartoon. The image is mosaic.
(1) In CAMERA mode, select P EFFECT in in the menu settings. (p. 80). (2) Select the desired picture effect mode in the menu settings, then press the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial.
MA N U A L S E T P ROGR AM A E P E F F ECT D E F F ECT AUTO SHTR RE T URN
OF F N E G. A R T SEP I A B &W SO L AR I Z E SL IM S T RE T CH PASTE L MO S A I C
[ ME N U ] : E N D
To cancel the picture effect function
Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. While using the picture effect function You cannot select OLD MOVIE with the digital effect function. When you turn the power off The picture effect is automatically canceled.
Using special effects Digital effect
You can add special effects to recorded images using the various digital functions. The sound is recorded normally. STILL You can record a still image so that it is superimposed on a moving image. FLASH (FLASH MOTION) You can record still images successively at constant intervals. LUMI. (LUMINANCEKEY) You can swap a brighter area in a still image with a moving image. TRAIL You can record the image so that an incidental image like a trail is left. SLOW SHTR (SLOW SHUTTER) You can slow down the shutter speed. The slow shutter mode is good for recording dark images more brightly. OLD MOVIE You can add an old movie type atmosphere to images. Your camcorder automatically sets the wide mode to ON, picture effect to SEPIA, and the appropriate shutter speed. Still image Moving image
MA N U A L S E T P E F F ECT D E F F ECT RE T URN OF F N E G. A R T SEP I A B &W SO L AR I Z E
Set P EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. Notes You cannot process externally input scenes using the picture effect function. You cannot record pictures that you have processed using the picture effect function with this camcorder. To record pictures that you have processed using the picture effect function, record the pictures on the VCR using your camcorder as a player. Pictures processed by the picture effect function Pictures processed by the picture effect function are not output through the OUT jack. When you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) or stop playing back The picture effect function is automatically canceled.
Playing back a tape with digital effects
During playback, you can process a scene using the digital effect functions: STILL, FLASH, LUMI. and TRAIL.
(1) In the playback or playback pause mode, select D EFFECT in in the menu settings (p. 80). (2) Select the desired digital effect mode (STILL, FLASH, LUMI. or TRAIL) in the menu settings, then press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. The digital effect indicator lights up and the bars appear. In the STILL or LUMI. mode, the image where you press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial is stored in memory as a still image. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust the effect. For details of each digital effect function, see page 41.
MA N U A L S E T D E F F ECT OF F ST I L L F L ASH L UM I. TRA I L [ ME N U ] : E N D
MA N U A L S E T D E F F ECT OF F ST I L L F L ASH L UM I. TRA I L
MA N U A L S E T P E F F ECT D E F F ECT RE T URN
Set D EFFECT to OFF in the menu settings. Notes You cannot process externally input scenes using the digital effect function. You cannot record images that you have processed using the digital effect function with this camcorder. To record images that you have processed using the digital effect function, record the images on the VCR using your camcorder as a player. Pictures processed by the digital effect function Pictures processed by the digital effect function are not output through the OUT jack. When you set the POWER switch to OFF (CHARGE) or stop playing back The digital effect function is automatically canceled.
Enlarging images recorded on tapes Tape PB ZOOM
You can enlarge moving and still images recorded on tapes.
(1) Press PB ZOOM on your camcorder while you are playing back. The image is enlarged, and R r appears on the screen. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to move the enlarged image, then press the dial. R : The image moves downwards. r : The image moves upwards. T t becomes available. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to move the enlarged image, then press the dial. T : The image moves rightward (Turn the dial downwards.) t : The image moves leftward (Turn the dial upwards.)
Searching a recording by date Date search
You can automatically search for the point where the recording date changes and start playback from that point (Date search). Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Use this function to check where recording dates change or to edit the tape at each recording date.
JUL 4 2001
JUL 5 2001
DEC 31 2001
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the date search indicator appears. The indicator changes as follows:
DATE SEARCH t PHOTO SEARCH no indicator T PHOTO SCAN
(3) When the current position is [b], press. to search towards [a] or press > to search towards [c]. Your camcorder automatically starts playback at the point where the date changes. Each time you press. or >, the camcorder searches for the previous or next date.
DATE 00 SEARCH
DATE 01 SEARCH
To stop searching
Note If one days recording is less than 2 minutes, your camcorder may not accurately find the point where the recording date changes. If a tape has a blank portion in the recorded portions The date search function may not work correctly.
Searching for a photo Photo search/Photo scan
You can search for the still image recorded on tape (photo search). You can also search for still images one after another and display each image for 5 seconds automatically (photo scan). Use the Remote Commander for these operations.
Searching for a photo
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until the photo search indicator appears. The indicator changes as follows:
(3) Press. or > to select the photo for playback. Each time you press. or >, the camcorder searches for the previous or next photo. Your camcorder automatically starts playback from the photo.
PHOTO 00 SEARCH
PHOTO 01 SEARCH
Searching for a photo Photo search/Photo scan Scanning photo
(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:
(3) Press. or >. Each photo is played back for about 5 seconds automatically.
To stop scanning
Press x. If a tape has a blank portion in the recorded portions The photo search and photo scan functions may not work correctly.
Dubbing a tape
Using the A/V connecting cable
Connect your camcorder to the VCR using the A/V connecting cable supplied with your camcorder. You can record and edit a picture with the connected VCR by using your camcorder as a player. Set DISPLAY to LCD in in the menu settings. (The default setting is set to LCD.) Make the indicators disappear by pressing DISPLAY, DATA CODE or SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander. If you do not make the indicators disappear, they are recorded on tapes.
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 the Digital program editing function
Step 1 Connecting the VCR (p. 65). Step 2 Setting the VCR for operation (p. 66 to 70). Step 3 Adjusting the synchronicity of the VCR (p. 71). When you dub using the same VCR again, you can skip steps 2 and 3.
Using the Digital program editing function
Operation 1 Making the program (p. 73). Operation 2 Performing Digital program editing (dubbing a tape) (p. 74).
Step 1: Connecting the VCR
You can connect both an A/V connecting cable and an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). When you use the A/V connecting cable, connect the devices as illustrated in page 63. When you use an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable), connect the devices as illustrated in page 64.
Dubbing only desired scenes Digital program editing Step 2: Setting the VCR to operate with the A/V connecting cable
To edit using the VCR, send the control signal by infrared ray to the remote sensor on the VCR. When you connect using an A/V connecting cable, follow the procedure below, steps (1)~(4), to send the control signal correctly.
(1) Set the IR SETUP code
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 LINE. When you connect a video camera recorder, set its power switch to VCR/VTR. 3 Press MENU to display the menu. , then press the dial. 4 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select 5 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select EDIT SET, then press the dial. 6 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CONTROL, then press the dial. 7 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select IR, then press the dial. 8 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select IR SETUP, then press the dial. 9 Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the IR SETUP code of your VCR, then press the dial. Check the code in About the IR SETUP code. (p. 67)
OTHERS BEEP ME L OD Y COMMA ND E R D I SP L AY V I D EO E D I T ED I T SE T I ND I C A T OR R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
OTHERS ED I T SE T CON T RO L IR AD J T ES T i. L I NK CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND OTHERS ED I T SE T CON T RO L IR AD J T ES T CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
OTHERS ME L OD Y BEEP COMMA ND E R D I SP L AY V I D EO E D I T ED I T SE T I ND I C A T OR R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND OTHERS ED I T SE T CON T RO L IR AD J T ES T CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND OTHERS ED I T SE T CON T RO L IR AD J T ES T i. L I NK CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
OTHERS ED I T SE T CON T RO L IR AD J T ES T CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
OTHERS ED I T SE T IR CON T RO L AD J T ES T i. L I NK CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
OTHERS ED I T SE T CON T RO L i. L I NK AD J T ES T CU T - I N CU T -OU T I R SE TUP P A U S EMOD E I R TEST R E T URN [ ME NU ] : E ND
Dubbing only desired scenes Digital program editing Step 3: Adjusting the synchronicity of the VCR
You can adjust the synchronicity of your camcorder and the VCR. Have a pen and paper ready for notes. Before operation, eject the cassette from your camcorder.
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR on your camcorder. (2) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR, then set to recording pause. When you select i.LINK in CONTROL, you do not need to set to recording pause. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select ADJ TEST, then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select EXECUTE, then press the dial. IN and OUT are recorded on an image for 5 times each to calculate the numerical values for adjusting the synchronicity. The EXECUTING indicator flashes on the screen. When finished, the indicator changes to COMPLETE. (5) Rewind the tape in the VCR, then start slow playback. Take a note of the opening numerical value for each IN and the closing numerical value for each OUT. (6) Calculate the average of all the opening numerical values for each IN, and the average of all the closing numerical values for each OUT. (7) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CUT-IN, then press the dial. (8) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the average numerical value of IN, then press the dial. The calculated start position for recording is set. (9) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CUT-OUT, then press the dial. (10) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the average numerical value of OUT, then press the dial. The calculated stop position for recording is set. RETURN, then press the dial. (11) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select
Inserting a scene from a VCR Insert Editing
You can insert a new scene from a VCR onto your originally recorded tape using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (optional) by specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander for this operation. Connections are the same as in Recording from video on page 76. Insert a cassette containing the desired scene to insert into the VCR. You cannot insert a scene when you connect your camcorder with other than the i. LINK cable (DV connecting cable). [a]
(1) Set the POWER switch to VCR. (2) On the VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then press X to set the VCR to the playback pause mode. (3) On your camcorder, locate the insert end point [c] by pressing m or M. Then press X to set it to the playback pause mode. (4) Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander. The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator flashes and the end point of the insert is stored in memory. (5) On your camcorder, locate the insert start point [b] by pressing m, then press z REC and the button on its right simultaneously to set your camcorder to the recording pause mode. (6) First press X on the VCR, and after a few seconds press X on your camcorder to start inserting the new scene. Inserting automatically stops near the zero point on the counter. Your camcorder automatically stops. The end point [c] of the insert stored in memory is canceled.
To change the insert end 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. When the inserted picture is played back The picture may be distorted at the end of the inserted section. This is not a malfunction. To insert a scene without setting the insert end point Skip step 3 and 4. Press x when you want to stop inserting.
Customizing Your Camcorder
Changing the menu settings
To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select the menu items with the SEL/ PUSH EXEC dial. The default settings can be partially changed. First, select the icon, then the menu item and then the mode.
(1) In CAMERA or VCR mode, press MENU. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired icon, then press the dial to set. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired item, then press the dial to set. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired mode, and press the dial to set. RETURN and press the dial, then (5) If you want to change other items, select repeat steps from 2 to 4.
The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
The power goes off although the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate. The cassette cannot be removed from the holder.
The % and Z indicators flash and no functions except for cassette ejection work. Remaining tape indicator is not displayed.
The power source is disconnected. c Connect it firmly. (p. 12, 15) The battery pack is dead. c Use a charged battery pack. (p. 11, 12) Moisture condensation has occurred. c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p. 97) The q REMAIN is set to AUTO in the menu settings. c Set it to ON to always display the remaining tape indicator. (Continued on the following page)
Types of trouble and their solutions Others
Digital program editing does not function.
The Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder does not work.
The melody or beep sounds for 5 seconds.
No function works though the power is on.
While charging the battery pack, the CHG lamp does not light up.
While charging the battery pack, the CHG lamp flashes. You cannot charge the battery pack installed to your camcorder. The power goes off although the remaining battery time indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions The input selector on the VCR is not set correctly. c Set the selector correctly, and check the connection between the VCR and your camcorder (p. 65) The camcorder is connected to DV equipment of other than Sony using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). c Keep the connection, and follow the procedure on page 70. Setting program on a blank portion of the tape is attempted. c Set the program again on a recorded portion (p. 73). The syncronicity of your camcorder and the VCR is not adjusted. c Adjust the syncronicity of the VCR (p. 71). COMMANDER is set to OFF in the menu settings. c Set it to ON. (p. 84) Something is blocking the infrared rays. c Remove the obstacle. The batteries are inserted in the battery holder with the + polarities incorrectly matching the + marks. c Insert the batteries with the correct polarity. (p. 108) The batteries are dead. c Insert new ones. (p. 108) Moisture condensation has occurred. c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p. 97) Some troubles have occurred in your camcorder. c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate your camcorder. Disconnect the power code of the AC power adaptor or remove the battery pack, then reconnect it in about 1 minute. Turn the power on (p. 12, 15). If the functions still do not work, press the RESET button using a sharppointed object. (If you press the RESET button, all the settings including the date and time return to the default.) (p. 105) The AC power adaptor is disconnected. c Connect it firmly. (p. 15) Charging has been completed. The battery pack is not installed properly. c Install the battery pack properly. (p. 11) Something is wrong with the battery pack. c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Something is wrong with the battery pack. c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The POWER switch is not set to OFF (CHARGE). c Set it to OFF (CHARGE). A deviation has occured in the remaining battery time. c Charge the battery pack fully again. (p. 11, 12)
Charging battery. 12 Charging the built-in rechargeable lithium cell.. 99 Clock set.. 16 Data code.. 28 Date search.. 59 DEMO. 83 DIGITAL EFFECT.. 41, 56 Digital program editing. 65 Digital 8 system.. 92 DISPLAY. 28 DOT.. 37 Dual sound track tape. 92 Dubbing a tape. 63 DV connecting cable. 64
T, U, V
Tape counter indicator. 23 Tape PB ZOOM.. 57 Tape photo recording.. 34 Telephoto.. 21 Time code.. 23 Title.. 48 TRAIL. 41 Transition.. 19 TV color systems. 96
O, P, Q
OLD MOVIE.. 41 Operation indicators. 109 OVERLAP.. 37 Photo scan.. 62 Photo search.. 61 PICTURE EFFECT. 40, 55 Picture search.. 30 Playback pause. 30 PROGRAM AE.. 44
W, X, Y, Z
Warning indicators. 90 Wide-angle.. 21 Wide mode.. 36 WIPE.. 37 WORLD TIME.. 84 Write-protect tab. 17 Zero set memory. 58, 78 Zoom.. 21
END SEARCH. 26, 30 Exposure. 46
Recording time. 13 Remaining battery time indicator.. 23 Remaining tape indicator. 23 Remote Commander. 108 Remote sensor.. 104 RESET. 88
F, G, H
FADER.. 37 Fade in/out.. 37 FLASH MOTION.. 41 FOCUS.. 47 Grip strap.. 107 Headphone jack.. 103 Heads.. 98 HiFi SOUND. 81
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Sony DCR-PC1E Sony DCR-PC2E Sony DCR-PC3E Sony DCR-PC4E Sony DCR-PC5E Sony DCR-PC6E Sony DCR-PC7E Sony DCR-PC10E Sony DCR-SC100E Sony DCR-TRV5E Sony DCR-TRV6E Sony DCR-TRV7E Sony DCR-TRV8E Sony DCR-TRV9E Sony DCR-TRV10E Sony DCR-TRV11E Sony DCR-TRV15E Sony DCR-TRV17E Sony DCR-TRV110E Sony DCR-TRV120E Sony DCR-TRV125E Sony DCR-TRV130E Sony DCR-TRV210E Sony DCR-TRV220E Sony DCR-TRV230E Sony DCR-TRV235E Sony DCR-TRV310E Sony DCR-TRV320E Sony DCR-TRV325E Sony DCR-TRV410E Sony DCR-TRV420E Sony DCR-TRV430E
Sony DCR-TRV510E Sony DCR-TRV520E Sony DCR-TRV530E Sony DCR-TRV725E Sony DCR-TRV890E Sony DCR-TRV7000E Sony DCR-TRV7100E Sony DCR-TRV8000E Sony DCR-TRV8100E Sony DCR-VX700E Sony DCR-VX1000E Sony DCR-VX9000E Sony DSR-200P
Panasonic NV-DA1 Panasonic NV-DS1 Panasonic NV-DS5 Panasonic NV-DS8 Panasonic NV-DS11 Panasonic NV-DS12 Panasonic NV-DS15 Panasonic NV-DS25 Panasonic NV-DS27 Panasonic NV-DS33 Panasonic NV-DS35 Panasonic NV-DS37 Panasonic NV-DS55 Panasonic NV-DS77 Panasonic NV-DS88
JVC GR-DV1 JVC GR-DV3 JVC GR-DVF1 JVC GR-DVF10 JVC GR-DVJ70 JVC GR-DVL20 JVC GR-DVL30 JVC GR-DVL40 JVC GR-DVL100 JVC GR-DVL108 JVC GR-DVL140 JVC GR-DVL150 JVC GR-DVL300 JVC GR-DVL308 JVC GR-DVL355 JVC GR-DVL450 JVC GR-DVL555 JVC GR-DVL9000 JVC GR-DVL9200 JVC GR-DVL9500 JVC GR-DVL9700 JVC GR-DVM1 JVC GR-DVM5 JVC GR-DVP1 JVC GR-DVX JVC GR-DVX4 JVC GR-DVX7 JVC GR-DVX8 JVC GR-DVX9 JVC GR-DVX44 JVC GR-DVX77 JVC GY-DV500E
Thomson VMD2 Thomson VMD3 Thomson VMD8 VDM8 Thomson VMD10 VDM10 Thomson VMD120 VDM120
Metz CC34 Metz CD34 Metz CE34 Metz CF34 Metz CG34
Grundig DLC1 Grunding DLC10 Grundig DLC20 Grundig DLC1000 Grundig DLC1500 Grundig DLC1505
Canon MV 1 Canon MV 3 Canon MV 3MC Canon MV 10 Canon MV 20 Canon MV 30 Canon MV 100 Canon MV 200 Canon MV 300 Canon MV 400 Canon MV 425 Canon MV 430 Canon MV 450
Panasonic NV-DS99 Panasonic NV-DX1 Panasonic NV-DX100 Panasonic NV-EX1 Panasonic NV-EX3 Panasonic NV-EZ10 Panasonic NV-EZ30 Panasonic NV-MX1 Panasonic MV-MX5 Panasonic NV-MX12 Panasonic NV-MX400 Panasonic NV-MX450
Compatibility list with the DV Max version 2.3
not compatible restrictions compatible
Camcorders With Adaptator
Sony DCR-PC7E. Adaptator VM-LM7
Sony DCR-IP5 Sony DCR-IP7 Sony DCR-PC8E Sony DCR-PC9E Sony DCR-PC100E Sony DCR-PC101E Sony DCR-PC110E Sony DCR-PC120E Sony DCR-TRV20E Sony DCR-TRV25E Sony DCR-TRV30E Sony DCR-TRV50E Sony DCR-TRV240E Sony DCR-TRV330E Sony DCR-TRV620E Sony DCR-TRV720E
Canon MV 3i Canon MV 3iMC Canon MV 4i Canon MV 4iMC Canon MV 5i Canon MV 5iMC Canon MV 20i Canon MV 30i Canon MV 200i Canon MV 300i Canon MV 400i Canon MV 430i Canon MV Canon450i Canon MV 500i Canon MV 1 Canon MV 530i Canon MV 3 Canon MV 550i Canon MV X1i Canon XM-1 Canon XL-1 Canon XL-1S
Panasonic AG-DVC15E Panasonic AG-DVC200 Panasonic AG-EZ35 Panasonic NV-DS28 Panasonic NV-DS30 Panasonic NV-DS38 Panasonic NV-DS89 Panasonic NV-DS110 Panasonic NV-DS150 Panasonic NV-DS990 Panasonic NV-DS999 Panasonic NV-DX110EG Panasonic NV-EX215 Panasonic NV-GS3 Panasonic NV-GS5 Panasonic NV-GX7 Panasonic NV-MX7 Panasonic NV-MX8 Panasonic NV-MX300 Panasonic NV-MX350
JVC GR-DV300 JVC GR-DV2000 JVC GR-DV3000 JVC GR-DVL107 JVC GR-DVL109 JVC GR-DVL157 JVC GR-DVL167 JVC GR-DVL301 JVC GR-DVL307 JVC GR-DVL309 JVC GR-DVL357 JVC GR-DVL367 JVC GR-DVL557 JVC GR-DVL567 JVC GR-DVL767 JVC GR-DVL867 JVC GR-DVL9600E JVC GR-DVL9800E JVC GR-DVLX88 JVC GR-DVP3 JVC GR-DVP7
Canon MV 20.. Adaptator DU-200
Panasonic NV-DS1. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS5. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS27. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS33. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS35. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS37. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS55. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS77. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DS99. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-DX100.. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-EX1. Dockingstation Panasonic NV-EX3. Dockingstation Metz CC34.. Adaptator Grundig DLC1.. Adaptator
Sony DCR-SC100. Serial Number < 10200 Sony DCR-TRV9E.. Serial Number < 52500 Sony DCR-VX1000E. Serial Number < 42300 Sony DCR-VX9000E. Serial Number < 15900 Panasonic NV-DS27. Serial Number < J. Panasonic NV-DS88. If bought before 2002 JVC GR-DVL140. If bought before Sept. 01 JVC GR-DVL150. If bought before Sept. 01
Sony DCR-TRV730E Sony DCR-TRV740E Sony DCR-TRV820E Sony DCR-TRV828E Sony DCR-TRV830E Sony DCR-TRV900E Sony DCR-TRV950E Sony DCR-PDX10P Sony DCR-PD100 Sony DCR-PD150AP Sony DCR-PD250P Sony DCR-VX2000E Sony DCR-RP150AP
Thomson VMD20 Thomson VMD22 Thomson VMD130 Thomson VMD140 Thomson VMD160MS Thomson VMD170 Thomson VMD270FM Thomson VMX142
JVC GR-DVX10 JVC GR-DVX88 JVC GR-DVX407 JVC GR-DVX507 JVC GR-DVX707 JVC GR-DVY550 JVC GR-DV300
Easy 160 CDV890 Opticbook 3600 Aspire E650 Dista D300 EX-S880 FS518 Raychart 420 5 1 SET BOX ROC 6407 DFI 50 CDX-GT350 Mpman TK1 730XT PB8260 50PG200R RR540CD SC-PM29 HM160HI-BMS 14PV210 Illusion M-2 HTS3100 Eternity KDL-60EX705 Na-ittl SX130 IS DV130 CX4300 Wpnt834 BQ1D4t081 TT2021 Traverse CK2320 80 Dvcr-A600 Turbo-9R 2 IX PRO 9500 Slide SCL-60 DB266MP Defiance MC-500mkii GT1200 Forge XP BM258 2212D 29PT8509 12 HT-C455 FL7000U HTS3377 Fishelite 500C WF8700 L310W Asw600 81877 Electric Blue AG140NPO XR-C6100R PR-SC5507 TV Card P4B266C EMP-810 UE-46C7705 Marshall MG15 Radio Ericsson T707 NV-G101 PL-Z92 WF-45P5 JBL 6230 Matrix 25 WM-EX501 PDP2814 TZR50-2003 Bristol CD35 HS36W- 0 3 WT-H755TH WM1333HW Messenger 100 F DEH-P7550MP NP-N140 DCR-HC32 Volvo C30 DC-X99Z BDP-S1700ES Crusader HD7850 Review CTE-630BT TT 8254 Roam 1 Tough-6020 SGH-I326N Antenna 60 DX3800 HK854400FB SUB 800A Industry
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