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Sony GV-D200Sony GV D200 2-head Digital VCR - Dark gray

Hi8, Video8 ( NTSC ), SP, LP

Sony is teaming its Digital8 video system with the compact convenience of the Video Walkman style. The Digital8 camcorder line has successfully helped consumers make the transition to digital videography. Ideal companions to the Digital8 camcorder line-up, the new GV-D200 Digital8 Video Walkman unit is backward compatible allowing for HI8 and 8MM tape playback. The lightweight and convenient Video Walkman units offer 20-segment assemble editing without the need for a PC or a professional studio.... Read more

 

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Digital 8 VCR The web page was clear about the specification and Foto Koster, the supplier.
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I purchased this for Transferring 8mm, Hi-8, and Digital 8 Tapes to DVD. It works awesome! You can use with any system, Mac and Windows.
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Advanced Operations

Enlarging playback images PB ZOOM.. 20 Watching a tape with special effects Picture effect.. 21 Watching a tape with special performances Digital effect.. 23 Quickly locating a scene Zero set memory.. 26 Searching with recording date Date search.. 27 Searching for a photo Photo search/Photo scan. 28 Displaying recording data and screen indicators Data code function.. 30 Superimposing a title.. 31 Making your own titles. 33

Additional Information

Digital8 system, recording, and playback.. 57 About i.LINK... 59 Troubleshooting. 61 Self-diagnosis display.. 63 Warning indicators and messages. 64 Using your VCR abroad.. 66 Maintenance information and precautions.. 67 Specifications... 71

Quick Reference

Identifying the parts and controls. 72 Index.. Back cover

Getting started

Using this manual
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your VCR are shown in capital letters. e.g. Set the POWER switch to ON. When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep sound to indicate that the operation is being carried out.

Before using your VCR

With your VCR, you can use Hi8 /Digital8 video cassettes. Your VCR records and plays back pictures in the Digital8 system. Also, your VCR plays back tapes recorded in the Hi8 /standard 8 (analog) system. Howerer, you cannot use the / functions in Advanced Operations on page 20 to 34 for playback in the Hi8 standard 8 system. To enable smooth transition, we recommend that you do not mix /standard 8 with the Digital8 system on a tape. pictures recorded in Hi8

Note on TV color systems

TV color systems differ from country to country. To view your recordings on a TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV.

Copyright precautions

Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the copyright laws.
Using this manual Precautions on VCR care
Do not let your VCR get wet. Keep your VCR away from rain and sea water. Letting your VCR get wet may cause your VCR to malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired [a]. Never leave your VCR exposed to temperatures above 140F (60C ), such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight [b].
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not made due to a malfunction of the VCR, video tape, etc.
Checking supplied accessories

Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your VCR. 3
1 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1), Power cord (1) (p. 7, 9) 2 A/V converting cable (1) (p. 18, 47) 3 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 7, 18, 35, 47)
Step 1 Connecting to a TV
Connect your VCR to your TV or to the other VCR with the A/V connecting cable supplied with your VCR to watch the playback picture on the TV screen. Connect the plugs to the jacks of the same colors on your VCR and the TV or the other VCR. Refer to the operating instructions of your TV or the other VCR.
Open the jack cover. Connect your VCR to the TV using the A/V connecting cable. Then, set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.
S video cable (not supplied)
IN S VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO OUT
A/V connecting cable (supplied) : Signal flow
If your TV is already connected to the other VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE IN input on the other VCR with the A/V connecting cable (supplied). Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
If your TV or the other VCR is a monaural type
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and the white plug to the audio input jack on the other VCR or the TV. You do not connect the red plug. With this connection, the sound is monaural even in stereo mode.
To connect to a TV or the other VCR without Video/Audio jacks
Use an NTSC system RFU adaptor (not supplied). Refer to the operating instructions of your TV or the other VCR and the RFU adaptor. With an RFU adaptor, the sound is monaural even on stereo models. If your TV or the other VCR has an S video jack Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictures. With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (not supplied) to the S VIDEO OUT jack on your VCR and the S video jack on the TV or the other VCR.
Step 2 Preparing the power supply
Connecting to a wall outlet
When you use your VCR for an extended period, we recommend that you power it from a wall outlet using the AC power adaptor.
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack on your VCR with the plugs v mark facing right. (2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor. (3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
PRECAUTION The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (house current) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off. Notes The AC power adaptor can supply power even if the battery pack (not supplied) is attached to your VCR. The DC IN jack has source priority. This means that the battery pack (not supplied) 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. Keep the AC power adaptor away from your VCR if the picture is disturbed. When you use your VCR outdoors Use the battery pack (not supplied) (p. 9). Using a car battery Use the Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (not supplied).

Step 2 Preparing the power supply Using with a battery pack (not supplied)
Install the battery pack to use your VCR outdoors. Your VCR operates only with the InfoLITHIUM battery pack (L series).
Installing the battery pack
Press and slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow. BATT
Battery Pack (not supplied)
To remove the battery pack
While pressing BATT, slide the battery pack to the right. After installing the battery pack Do not carry your VCR by holding the battery pack. If you do so, the battery pack may slide off and cause damage to your VCR. Remaining battery time indicator When you use an InfoLITHIUM battery pack, the remaining battery time is displayed on the monitor screen. It may not be displayed properly, however, depending on the conditions and circumstances of use. The message appears when the battery is dead. After you set the POWER switch to ON, it takes about 1 minute for the correct remaining battery time to be displayed.
Charging the battery pack
Use the battery pack after charging it for your VCR. You can charge the battery with your VCR.
(1) Install the battery pack. (2) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC power adaptor (supplied with your VCR) to the DC IN jack with the plugs v mark facing right. (3) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor. (4) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet. (5) Set the POWER switch to OFF. When charging begins, the POWER ON/ CHARGE lamp lights up orange.
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your VCR. Notes Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug of the AC power adaptor. Otherwise, a short-circuit may occur and damage the AC power adaptor. Keep the battery pack dry. If the battery pack is not to be used for an extended period, charge the battery pack once fully, and then use it until it fully discharges again. Keep the battery pack in a cool place. When the battery pack is charged fully The POWER ON/CHARGE lamp goes off.

Charging time

Battery pack NP-F330 NP-F530/F550 NP-F730/F730H/F750 NP-F930/F950 NP-F960 Full charge (Normal charge) 150 (90) 210 (150) 300 (240) 390 (330) 420 (360)
Approximate number of minutes to charge an empty battery pack

Playing time

Battery pack NP-F330 NP-F530 NP-F550 NP-F730 NP-F730H/F750 NP-F930 NP-F950 NP-F960 Playing time 105 (95) 175 (160) 210 (190) 365 (325) 440 (395) 575 (520) 675 (610) 790 (710)
Approximate number of minutes when you use a fully charged battery pack Numbers in parentheses ( ) indicate the time using a normally charged battery pack. The battery life will be shorter if you use your VCR in a cold environment. You can charge the battery pack abroad For details, refer to page 66. If the power goes off even though the battery remaining indicator shows that the battery pack has enough power to operate Charge the battery pack fully again so that the battery remaining indicator is corrected. What is InfoLITHIUM? The InfoLITHIUM is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data, such as battery consumption, with compatible electronic equipment. This VCR is compatible with the InfoLITHIUM battery pack (L series). Your VCR operates only with the InfoLITHIUM battery pack. The InfoLITHIUM battery pack has the mark. InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

To cancel the super laser link function
Press SUPER LASER LINK. The lamp on the SUPER LASER LINK button goes off. If you turn the power off The super laser link function turns off automatically. If you use a Sony TV You can turn on the TV automatically when you press SUPER LASER LINK. To do so, make sure you Turn the TVs main switch on. Set AUTO TV ON to ON in the menu settings. Point the infrared rays emitter at the TVs remote sensor. You can switch the video input of the TV automatically to the one which the AV cordless IR receiver is connected. To do so, set AUTO TV ON to ON and TV INPUT to the same video input (1, 2, 3) in the menu settings. With some models, however, the picture and sound may be interrupted momentarily when the video input is switched. The above feature may not work on some TV models. When the super laser link function is activated (the lamp on the SUPER LASER LINK button lights up) Your VCR consumes power. Press SUPER LASER LINK to turn off the super laser link function when it is not needed. is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Recording from the other VCR or TV
Using the A/V connecting cable
You can record a tape from the other VCR or a TV program that has audio/video outputs. Use your VCR as a recorder.
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into your (recording) VCR. If you are recording a tape from the other (playback) VCR, insert a recorded tape into the other (playback) VCR. (2) Set the POWER switch to ON. (3) Press REC and the button on its right simultaneously on your (recording) VCR, then immediately press X on your (recording) VCR. The REC (red) and PAUSE (orange) lamps light up. (4) Press H on the other (playback) VCR to start playback if you are recording a tape from the other (playback) VCR. Select a TV program if you are recording from TV. The picture from a TV or the other (playback) VCR appears on the TV screen or a monitor screen of the other (playback) VCR. (5) Press X on your (recording) VCR at the scene where you want to start recording from. The REC lamp remains on and the lamp on the X PAUSE lamp goes off.
OUT S VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO
A/V connecting cable (supplied) A/V converting cable (supplied)

: Signal flow

AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT
When you have finished recording a tape
Press x on both your (recording) VCR and the other (playback) VCR. Notes To enable smooth transition, we recommend that you do not mix pictures recorded in the Hi8/standard 8 with the Digital8 system on a tape. If you use fast-forward or slow-playback mode on the other (playback) VCR, the image being recorded may fluctuate. When you record from the other (playback) VCR, be sure to play back the original tape at normal speed. If the other (playback) VCR or TV is a monaural type Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video output jack and the white plug to the audio output jack on the VCR or the TV. (Do not connect the red plug.) The sound is monaural. If your TV or the other (playback) VCR has an S video jack Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictures. With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (not supplied) to the S video jacks of both your (recording) VCR and the TV or the other (playback) VCR.

Still image

Moving image
(1) Press DIGITAL EFFECT during playback. The digital effect indicator appears. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired digital effect mode. The indicator changes as follows: STILL y FLASH y LUMI. y TRAIL (3) Press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. The indicator lights up and the bars appear. In the STILL and LUMI. modes, the still image is stored in memory. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust the effect as follows: STILL The rate of the still image you want to superimpose on the moving image FLASH The interval of flash motion LUMI. The color scheme of the area in the still image which is to be masked with a moving image TRAIL The vanishing time of the incidental image When the number of bars on the monitor screen getting bigger, the digital effect will be getting bigger.

DIGITAL EFFECT

To cancel the digital effect function
Press DIGITAL EFFECT again.
Notes The digital effect function works only for tapes recorded in the Digital8 system. 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 your VCR. To record images that you have processed using the digital effect function, record the images on the other VCR using your VCR as a player. Pictures processed by the digital effect function Pictures processed by the digital effect function are not output through the DV IN/ OUT jack. When you set the POWER switch to OFF or stop playback The digital effect function is automatically canceled.
Quickly locating a scene Zero set memory
Your VCR goes forward or backward to stop automatically at a desired scene having a counter value of 0:00:00. Use the Remote Commander supplied with a Sony digital video camera recorder for this operation. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the digital video camera recorder. Use this function, for example, to view a desired scene later on during playback.
(1) Press DISPLAY during playback. (2) Press ZERO SET MEMORY on the Remote Commander at the point you want to locate later. The counter shows 0:00:00 and the ZERO SET MEMORY indicator flashes. (3) Press x when you want to stop playback. (4) Press m to rewind the tape to the counters zero point. The tape stops automatically when the counter reaches approximately zero. The ZERO SET MEMORY indicator disappears and the time code appears. (5) Press N. Playback starts from the counters zero point.

DISPLAY ZERO SET MEMORY

Notes The zero set memory function works only for tapes recorded in the Digital8 system. When you press ZERO SET MEMORY again before rewinding the tape, the zero set memory function is canceled. There may be a discrepancy of several seconds from the time code. If a tape has a blank portion between recorded portions The zero set memory function may not work correctly.

PRESET T I TLE HELLO ! HAPPY B I RTHDAY HAPPY HOL I DAYS CONGRATULAT I ONS ! OUR SWEET BABY WEDD I NG VACAT I ON THE END

[T I TLE] : END

PRESET T I TLE HELLO ! HAPPY B I RTHDAY HAPPY HOL I DAYS CONGRATULAT I ONS ! OUR SWEET BABY WEDD I NG VACAT I ON THE END RETURN [T I TLE] : END

T I TLE

S I ZE

VACATION VACATION

To superimpose the title while you are recording
Press TITLE while you are recording, and carry out steps 2 to 5. When you press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial at step 5, the title is recorded.
To select the language of a preset title
If you want to change the language, select language and return to step 2. To use the custom title If you want to use the custom title, select before step 2. Then select the desired

in step 2.

Title setting The title color changes as follows : WHITE y YELLOW y VIOLET y RED y CYAN y GREEN y BLUE The title size changes as follows : SMALL y LARGE You cannot input more than 12 characters in LARGE size. The title position changes as follows : 1y 2y 3y 4y 5y 6y 7y 8y 9 When the number of the title position getting larger, the title is positioned in getting lower on the monitor screen. When you select the title size to LARGE, you cannot choose position 9. When you are selecting and setting the title You cannot record the title displayed on the screen. While you are playing back You can superimpose a title. However, the title is not recorded on the tape. You can record a title when you dub a tape by connecting your VCR to the other VCR with the A/V connecting cable. If you use the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (not supplied) instead of the A/V connecting cable, you cannot record the title.

Making your own titles

You can make up to two titles and store them in your VCR. Each title can have up to 20 characters.
(1) Press TITLE. , then press the dial. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the first line (CUSTOM1) or second line (CUSTOM2), then press the dial. (4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the column of the desired character, then press the dial. (5) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select the desired character, then press the dial. (6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have selected all characters and completed the title. (7) To finish making your own titles, turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select [SET], then press the dial. The title is stored in memory. (8) Press TITLE to make the title menu disappear.
T I TLE SET CUSTOM1 SET CUSTOM2 SET
T I TLE SET CUSTOM1 SET CUSTOM2 SET RETURN
P1 T I TLE SET A B C D E 12345 F GH I J 67890 K L M N O PQRS T U V W X Y Z& ? ! . , / [T I TLE] : END $ F DM : [ ] [ P2 ] [ SET ]

Remote sensor

Confirming the other (recording) VCR operation
(1) Insert a recordable tape into the other (recording) VCR, then set to recording pause. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select IR TEST, then press the dial. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select EXECUTE, then press the dial. If the other (recording) VCR starts recording, the setting is correct. When finished, the indicator changes to COMPLETE.
ENGAGE REC PAUSE RETURN EXECUTE
OTHERS ED I T SET CONTROL ADJ TEST CUT - I N CUT -OUT I R SETUP PAUSEMODE COMPLETE I R TEST RETURN [MENU] : END
If the other (recording) VCR operates correctly
Skip to step 3 on page 43. If the other (recording) VCR does not operate correctly Set the IR SETUP code, or select the button to cancel the recording pause on the other (recording) VCR. Place your (playback) VCR at least 12 in. (30 cm) away from the other (recording) VCR. Refer to the operating instructions of the other (recording) VCR.
Dubbing only desired scenes Digital program editing Step 2: Setting the other (recording) VCR for operation - Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
When you connect using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (not supplied), follow the procedures below.
(1) Set the POWER switch to ON on your (playback) VCR. (2) Turn the power of the other (recording) VCR on, then set the input selector to DV input. When you connect a digital video camera recorder, set its POWER switch to VCR/VTR. (3) Press MENU to display the menu settings. , 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 i.LINK, then press the dial.
OTHERS ED I T SET IR CONTROL i. L I NK ADJ TEST CUT - I N CUT -OUT I R SETUP PAUSEMODE I R TEST RETURN [MENU] : END

i. L I NK

If you connect using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
Dubbing only desired scenes Digital program editing Step 3: Adjusting the synchronicity of the other (recording) VCR
You can adjust the synchronicity of your (playback) VCR and the other (recording) VCR. First, eject the tape from your (playback) VCR. Have a pen and paper ready for notes.
(1) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the other (recording) VCR, then set to recording pause. When you select i.LINK in CONTROL, the above procedure is not necessary. (2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select ADJ TEST, then press the dial. (3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select EXECUTE, then press the dial. IN and OUT are recorded on the image for five times each to calculate the numerical values for adjusting the synchronicity. The EXECUTING indicator flashes on the monitor screen. When finished, the indicator changes to COMPLETE. (4) Rewind the tape in the other (recording) VCR, then start slow playback. Take a note of the opening numerical value of each IN and the closing numerical value of each OUT. (5) Calculate the average of all the opening numerical values of each IN, and the average of all the closing numerical values of each OUT. (6) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CUT-IN, then press the dial. (7) 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. (8) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select CUT-OUT, then press the dial. (9) 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. (10) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select RETURN, then press the dial.

Using with an analog video unit and a personal computer Signal convert function
You can convert analog video signals into digital video signals via your VCR connected to a personal computer and analog video unit.
Capturing images and sound from an analog video unit
Analog video signals t Digital video signals
(1) Set the POWER switch to ON. in the menu settings (p. 50). (2) Set A/V t DV OUT to ON in A/V t DV appears on the monitor screen. (3) Start playback on the analog video unit. (4) Start capturing procedures on your personal computer. The operation procedures depend on your personal computer and the software which you use. For details on how to capture images, refer to the instruction manual of your personal computer and software.
S video cable (not supplied) AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT S VIDEO IN

S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO

i.LINK

Other VCR : Signal flow

A/V connecting cable (supplied)
A/V converting i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable (supplied) cable) (not supplied)
After capturing images and sound
Stop capturing procedures on your personal computer, and stop the playback on the analog video unit. Notes You need to install software which can exchange video signals. Depending on the condition of the analog video signals, the personal computer may not be able to output the images correctly when you convert analog video signals into digital video signals via your VCR. Depending on the analog video unit, the image may contain noise or incorrect colors. You cannot record or capture the video output via your VCR when the video includes copyright protection signals such as the ID-2 system. If the other VCR has an S video jack Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictures. With this connection, you do not need to connect the yellow (video) plug of the A/V connecting cable. Connect an S video cable (not supplied) to the S video jacks of both VCRs.
Inserting a scene from the other (playback) VCR Insert Editing
You can insert a new scene and sound from the other (playback) VCR onto your originally recorded tape by specifying the insert start and end points. Use the Remote Commander supplied with a Sony digital camera recorder for this operation. Connections are the same as in Recording from the other VCR or TV on page 18 and 19. Insert a cassette containing the desired scene in the other (playback) VCR to insert into your (recording) VCR. [a]
(1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) On the other (playback) VCR, locate just before the insert start point [a], then press PAUSE to set the other (playback) VCR to the playback pause mode. (3) On your (recording) VCR, locate the insert end point [c] by pressing m or M. Then press X to set your (recording) VCR 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. The counter shows 0:00:00. (5) On your (recording) VCR, locate the insert start point [b] by pressing m, then press REC and the button on its right simultaneously to set your (recording) VCR to the recording pause mode. (6) First press PAUSE on the other (playback) VCR, and after a few seconds press X on your (recording) VCR to start inserting the new scene. Inserting automatically stops near the zero point on the counter. Your (recording) VCR automatically stops. The end point [c] of the insert stored in memory is canceled.

TBC stands for Time Base Corrector. DNR* z ON OFF To reduce picture noise To reduce a conspicuous afterimage when the picture has a lot of movement
DNR stands for Digital Noise Reduction. * When you play back tapes recorded in the Hi8/standard 8 system only.
Note on P EFFECT The picture effect function works only for tapes recorded in the Digital8

system.

Icon/item AUDIO MIX
Meaning To adjust the balance between the stereo 1 and stereo 2

PB MODE z AUTO

To automatically select the system (Hi8/standard 8 or Digital8 ) that was used to record on the tape, and play back the tape To play back a tape that was recorded in the Hi8/ standard 8 system when your VCR does not automatically distinguish the recording system To convert digital video signals into analog video signals via your VCR To convert analog video signals into digital video siginals via your VCR

A/V t DV OUT z OFF ON

Notes on AUDIO MIX You can adjust the balance only for tapes recorded in the Digital8 system. When playing back a tape recorded in the 16-bit mode, you cannot adjust the balance. Note on PB MODE The mode will return to the default setting when you remove the battery pack or power source. you turn the POWER switch to OFF.
Icon/item REC MODE Mode z SP LP AUDIO MODE* z 12BIT 16BIT q REMAIN z AUTO Meaning To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode To increase the recording time to 1.5 times the SP mode To record or play back in the 12-bit mode (two stereo sounds) To record or play back in the 16-bit mode (the one stereo sound with high quality) To display the remaining tape bar for about 8 seconds after your VCR is turned on and to calculate the remaining amount of tape for about 8 seconds after a cassette is inserted and your VCR calculates the remaining amount of tape for about 8 seconds after H is pressed for about 8 seconds after the DISPLAY button is pressed during of tape rewinding, forwarding, or picture search To always display the remaining tape bar To display date, time, and recording data during playback To display date and time during playback
ON DATA CODE z DATE/CAM DATE

6 Moisture condensation has occurred (p. 67). 7 The video heads may be contaminated (p. 68). 8 The clock is not set. When this message appears even though you set the date and time, the vanadium-lithium battery is discharged. Charge the vanadium-lithium battery (p. 69). 9 Some other trouble has occurred. Disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealer or a local authorized facility. 0 The battery is not the InfoLITHIUM type. qa You cannot dub the recordings. You tried to record a picture that has a copyright control signal (p. 57).
qs You cannot record in the LP mode. /Digital8 tapes when you record in the LP mode (p. 53). Use Hi8

Using your VCR abroad

You can use your VCR in any country or area supplied with the AC power adaptor with your VCR within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].

AC-L10A/L10B/L10C

Your VCR is an NTSC system based VCR. If you want to view the playback picture on your TV, it must be an NTSC system based TV with a AUDIO/VIDEO input jack. The following shows TV color systems used overseas. NTSC system Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc. PAL system Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc. PAL-M system Brazil PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Simple setting of clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference. Select WORLD TIME in the menu settings (p. 50). See page 54 for more information.
Maintenance information and precautions

Moisture condensation

If your VCR is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your VCR or on the surface of the tape. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your VCR may not operate correctly. If there is moisture inside your VCR, the beep sounds and the % indicator flashes. If the Z indicator flashes at the same time, a cassette is inserted in your VCR.

Precautions

VCR operation
Operate your VCR on 7.2 V (battery pack) or 8.4 V (AC power adaptor). For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in this operating instructions. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your VCR and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Handle your VCR rightly, and do not give a mechanical shock. Keep the POWER switch set to OFF when you are not using your VCR. Do not wrap your VCR with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so might cause heat to build up inside. Keep your VCR away from strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration. Noise may appear on the image. If your VCR is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the monitor screen. This is not a malfunction. While using your VCR, the bottom of the VCR may heat up. This is not a malfunction.

On handling tapes

Do not insert anything into the small holes on the rear of the cassette. These holes are used to sense the type and thickness of the tape and if the recording tab is in or out.

VCR care

Remove the tape, and periodically turn on the power and play back a tape for about 3 minutes when your VCR is not to be used for a long time. Clean the VCR body with a dry soft cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent which may damage the finish. Do not let sand get into your VCR. When you use your VCR on a sandy beach or in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause your VCR to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Connection to your personal computer
When recording with the i.LINK cable the image processed or edited by your personal computer, use a new Hi8 /Digital8 tape. When you capture the pictures recorded in the Hi8 /standard 8 system to a personal computer, dub the recordings to the Digital or DV system first, then capture them to the personal computer. When inputting the image recorded by Hi8/standard 8 system into a Sony VAIO The Program Capture function of DVgate motion doesnt work. To use this function, dub the image into a Digital8 or DV tape first, and then input it into a Sony VAIO.

AC power adaptor

Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when you do not intend to use the unit for a long time. To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the power cord itself. Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord or if the unit has been dropped or damaged. Do not bend the power cord forcibly, or place a heavy object on it. This will damage the cord and may cause fire or electrical shock. Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the plugs or jacks. If this happens, a short may occur and the unit may be damaged. Always keep metal contacts clean. Do not disassemble the unit. Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit. While the unit is in use, particularly during charging, keep it away from AM receivers and video equipment. AM receivers and video equipment disturb AM reception and video operation. The unit becomes warm during use. This is not a malfunction. Do not place the unit in locations that are Extremely hot or cold Dusty or dirty Very humid Vibrating

Battery pack

Use only the specified charger or video equipment with the charging function. To prevent an accidental short circuit, do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery terminals. Keep the battery pack away from fire. Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 140F (60C), such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight. Keep the battery pack dry. Do not expose the battery pack to any mechanical shock. Do not disassemble nor modify the battery pack. Attach the battery pack to the video equipment securely. Charging while some capacity remains does not affect the original battery capacity.

Specifications

System
Video recording system 2 rotary heads Helical scanning system Audio recording system Rotary heads, PCM system Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz, stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits (Fs 48 kHz, stereo) Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Recommended cassette /Digital8 video Hi8 cassette Recording/playback time (using 120 min. Hi8 video cassette) SP mode: 1 hour LP mode: 1 hour and 30 minuites Fastforward/rewind time (using 120 min. Hi8 video cassette) Approx. 5 minutes and 15 seconds

Input/output connectors

Audio output Phono jack (2) 327 mV, output impedance less than 1 kiloohm RFU DC OUT Special minijack DC 5 V DV input/output 4-pin connector Headphone jack Stereo minijack ( 3.5 mm) LANC jack Stereo mini-minijack ( 2.5 mm)

General

Power requirements 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption 23 W Output voltage DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A in the operating mode Operating temperature 32 F to 104 F (0 C to 40 C) Storage temperature 4 F to +140 F (20 C to +60 C) Dimensions (approx.) 9/1/2 in. (62 mm) (w/h/d) excluding projecting parts Mass (approx.) 9.8 oz (280 g) excluding power cord Cord length (approx.) Power cord: 6.6 feet (2 m) Connecting cord: 5.2 feet (1.6 m) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
S video input 4-pin mini DIN Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced S video output 4-pin mini DIN Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced Audio/Video input AV MINIJACK Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, sync negative Audio: 327 mV, input impedance more than 47 kiloohms Video output Phono jack, 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, sync negative
Power requirements 7.2 V (battery pack) 8.4 V (AC power adaptor) Average power consumption (when using the battery pack) 3.0 W Operating temperature 32 F to 104 F (0 C to 40 C) Storage temperature 4 F to +140 F (20 C to +60 C) Dimensions (Approx.) 5 7/5 3/8 in. (135 mm) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 1 lb 7 oz (660 g) excluding the battery pack and cassette Supplied accessories See page 6.

Quick Reference

Identifying the parts and controls

qa qs qd

Identifying the parts and controls Operation indicators

LCD screen

123min STILL NEG.ART
0:00:00:00 ZERO SET MEMORY DATE 01 SEARCH DV IN 16BIT
1 Recording mode indicator (p. 53) 2 Format indicator (p. 57) , or indicator appears. 3 Remaining battery time indicator 4 Picture effect indicator (p. 21)/Digital effect indicator (p. 23) 5 Warning indicators (p. 64) 6 Volume indicator/Data code indicator (p. 30) 7 Video control mode indicator (p. 14)
8 Tape counter indicator (p. 26)/Time code indicator/Self-diagnosis display (p. 63) 9 Remaining tape indicator 0 ZERO SET MEMORY indicator (p. 26, 49) qa Search mode indicator (p. 27, 28, 29) qs DV IN indicator (p. 19)/A/V t DV indicator (p. 47) qd Audio mode indicator (p. 53)
About the time code A tiem code is recorded on the tape to search for scenes easily. Your VCR records the time code during recording. Press DISPLAY to check the time code. Hour, minutes, seconds, and frames appear on the monitor screen or on the TV screen. 0:00:00:00 is recorded at the beginning of the tape. If there is a blank portion on the tape, however, 0:00:00:00 is recorded after the blank portion. You cannot rewrite the time code later. The time code of your VCR is a drop frame system. It may skip some frames to adjust the time code.
AC power adaptor.. 6, 8, 10 AFM HiFi Sound. 58 AUDIO MIX.. 52 AUDIO MODE. 53 A/V connecting cable.. 6, 7, 18, 35, 47 A/V converting cable. 6, 18, 47
Headphone jack.. 73 HiFi SOUND.. 15, 51, 58
REC MODE.. 53 Remaining battery time indicator.. 9 Remaining tape indicator. 75 Remote Commander. 16, 26, 27, 28, 48 Remote control jack (LANC).. 72 Remote sensor.. 72 RESET.. 62, 72

I, J, K

i.LINK. 19, 36, 47, 59 InfoLITHIUM battery. 9, 11 Infrared rays emitter. 17, 40
Battery pack. 9 BEEP.. 54, 64

LANC.. 37, 72

SEL/PUSH EXEC dial. 72 Self-diagnosis display. 63 Signal convert function.. 47 Slow playback.. 14 Stereo tape. 58 Sub sound.. 58 SUPER LASER LINK. 17 S VIDEO jack. 7, 18, 35, 47

 

Technical specifications

Full description

Sony is teaming its Digital8 video system with the compact convenience of the Video Walkman style. The Digital8 camcorder line has successfully helped consumers make the transition to digital videography. Ideal companions to the Digital8 camcorder line-up, the new GV-D200 Digital8 Video Walkman unit is backward compatible allowing for HI8 and 8MM tape playback. The lightweight and convenient Video Walkman units offer 20-segment assemble editing without the need for a PC or a professional studio. This allows videographers and home video buffs a convenient, uncomplicated way to assemble up to 20 scenes automatically. And, with such features as crystal clear still/slow motion and frame-by-frame advance, finding the perfect frame on the fly is easy. The GV-D200 model incorporates the i.LINK (IEEE-1394) digital video interface, which provides a seamless digital link between the Digital8 Video Walkman units and most IEEE-1394 digital video enabled camcorder, digital VCR or PC ensuring pure digital video quality with virtually no generational loss. The Digital8 Video Walkman VCRs are also fully functional playback and record decks, so videos can be viewed and enjoyed with any TV. 2X playback zoom allows for high-speed playback in forward and reverse, and playback zoom enables you to zoom into selected areas of the video for a superb editing option. For true portability, the optional NP-F960 battery provides up to 13 hours of playback. Sony's exclusive AccuPower meter continually displays the battery time remaining in minutes. S-Video connection offers superior video signal transfer by reducing "dot crawl, " which is commonly seen as distortion around the edge of the recorded video signal. Composite A/V provides the versatility to connect to virtually any other video device. When recording, Digital Noise Reduction helps to reduce chromatic noise by up to 20 percent. Time Based Correction replaces the video signal with a clear sync pulse. Thus timing errors that are commonly seen as jitter in home videos are corrected.

General
Product TypeDigital VCR
Width5.8 in
Depth5.3 in
Height2 in
Weight23.3 oz
Enclosure ColorDark gray
Enclosure MaterialPlastic
VCR
Media FormatHi8, Video8 ( NTSC )
Video Head Qty2 head(s)
Sound Output ModeStereo
PCM Sound12bit (32KHz / 2 channels), 16bit (48KHz / 2 channels)
Playback SpeedSP, LP
Recording SpeedSP, LP
VCR Features
Edit FunctionsAssemble
Search ModesDate search, photo search
Wireless ConnectionYes (LaserLink)
Additional FeaturesTime stamp, on-screen menu, NTSC playback, time base correction, video noise reduction
Connections
Connector Type1 x composite video input - side 1 x audio line-in - side 1 x composite video output ( RCA phono ) - side 1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono ) - side 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 pin FireWire ) - side 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - side 1 x S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - side 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - side 1 x Control-L (LANC) ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - side 1 x system components control bus - front 1 x DC power input - rear 1 x DC power output - rear
Miscellaneous
Cables Included1 x remote control cable 1 x A/V cable 1 x A/V cable kit
Power
Power DevicePower adapter - external
Power Consumption Operational3.5 Watt
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - labor - 90 days Limited warranty - parts - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
Width (Shipping)8.9 in
Depth (Shipping)8.1 in
Height (Shipping)7.7 in
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandSony
Part NumberGV-D200
GTIN04901780668700, 00027242582385

 

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