Sony - Non-HD
The Equinox HD6 Underwater Video Housing for Sony HDR-CX500/520 Camcorder is constructed from rugged and durable PVC material and one inch cast acrylic front and rear face-plates - Hardware made of Stainless Steel
Part Numbers: EQHD6CX500, HD6CX500520
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Charging the battery pack abroad
You can charge the battery pack in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
Do not use an electronic voltage transformer.
Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Open the LCD screen of your camcorder.
The lens cover is opened and your camcorder is turned on.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is open, press POWER.
POWER button MODE button (Movie): To record movies (Photo): To record photos
Select the desired geographical area with
Touch the button on the LCD screen.
, then touch [NEXT].
To set the date and time again, touch (MENU) [CLOCK/ LANG] (under / [GENERAL SET] category) [CLOCK SET]. When an item is not on the screen, touch until the item appears.
Set [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME], date and time, then touch
The clock starts.
If you set [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME] to [ON], the clock advances 1 hour.
The date and time does not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the recording media, and can be displayed during playback. To display the date and time, touch [PLAYBACK SET] (under [PLAYBACK] category) [DATA CODE] (MENU) . [DATE/TIME] (MENU) [SOUND/DISP SET] You can turn off the operation beeps by touching
(under [GENERAL SET] category) [BEEP] [OFF] . Once the clock is set, the clock time is automatically adjusted with [AUTO CLOCK ADJ] and [AUTO AREA ADJ] set to [ON]. The clock may not be adjusted to the correct time automatically, depending on the country/region selected for your camcorder. In this case, set [AUTO CLOCK ADJ] and [AUTO AREA ADJ] to [OFF] (HDR-CX500V/CX520V).
To turn off the power
Close the LCD screen. The off. (Movie) lamp flashes for a few seconds and the power is turned
You can turn off your camcorder also by pressing POWER. When [POWER ON BY LCD] (p.55) is set to [OFF], turn off your camcorder by pressing POWER.
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. (MENU) [CLOCK/ LANG] (under [GENERAL SET] Touch category) [ LANGUAGE SET] a desired language .
In the default setting, movies are recorded with high definition image quality (HD) on the internal memory (p.47, 52).
Fasten the grip belt.
To turn on your camcorder when the LCD screen is already open, press POWER.
Press START/STOP to start recording.
You can start recording also by touching on the LCD screen.
Power zoom lever
To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
You can stop recording also by touching on the LCD screen. You can magnify images with the power zoom lever. Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom. The icons and indicators on the LCD panel will be displayed for about 3 seconds, then they will be disappeared, after turning on your camcorder or switching the recording (movie/photo)/playback modes. To display the icons and indicators again, touch anywhere on the screen except the rec & zoom buttons on the LCD.
Rec & zoom buttons on LCD
about 3sec after
If you close the LCD screen while recording movies, the camcorder stops recording. See page 62 on the recordable time of movies. The maximum continuous recordable time of movies is about 13 hours. When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically. You can change the recording media and the image quality (p.47, 52). You can change the recording mode of movies (p.52). [ STEADYSHOT] is set to [ACTIVE] in the default setting. To adjust the angle of the LCD panel, first open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (), and then adjust the angle (). If you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to the lens side (), you can record movies/photos in mirror mode.
90 degrees (max.) 180 degrees (max.)
90 degrees to the camcorder
In the default setting, white frames appear around detected faces, and the image quality in and around those faces is optimized automatically ([FACE DETECTION], p.52). You can specify the priority face by touching it, and its image quality is adjusted accordingly. A double-lined frame appears around the face you want to record as priority. Touch the face with the double-lined frame again to cancel. In the default setting, a photo is recorded automatically when the camcorder detects the smile of a person during movie recording (Smile Shutter). An orange frame appears around a face targeted for a possible smile detection shot. You can increase the zooming level by using the digital zoom. Set the zooming level by touching [OTHER REC SET] (under [SHOOTING SET] category) [ DIGITAL (MENU) . ZOOM] a desired setting When viewing movies on an x.v.Color-compliant TV, record movies with the x.v.Color function. Touch (MENU) [OTHER REC SET] (under [SHOOTING SET] category) . Some settings may be required on a TV to [ X.V.COLOR] [ON] view the movies. Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.
Step 1 Checking the computer system
OS*1 Microsoft Windows XP SP3*2/Windows Vista SP1*3
Operation with all computer environments is not assured.
*1Standard installation is required. Operation is
not assured if the OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. *264-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. *3Starter (Edition) is not supported.
Turn on the computer.
Log on as an Administrator for installation. Close all applications running on the computer before installing the software.
When using a Macintosh
The supplied software PMB is not supported by Macintosh computers. To process photos using a Macintosh computer connected to your camcorder, see the following website. http://guide.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/mac/ ms/us/
Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
If the screen does not appear, click [Start] [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer]), then double-click [SONYPICTUTIL (E:)] (CD-ROM)*. * Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary depending on the computer.
Step 2 Installing the supplied software PMB
Install PMB before connecting your camcorder to a computer.
If a version of PMB supplied with another device has already been installed on the computer, check the version. (The version number is displayed by clicking [Help] - [About PMB].) Compare the version number of the supplied CD-ROM with that of the previously installed PMB, check to ensure that the versions have been installed in order, from the lower to the higher. If the version number of the previously installed PMB is higher than that of the PMB of your camcorder, uninstall PMB from the computer and then re-install it in order, from lower to higher. If you install a higher version of PMB first, some functions may not work correctly. See page 56 on the Handycam Handbook.
Select the language for the application to be installed, then proceed to the next screen. Turn on your camcorder, then connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Confirm that your camcorder is not connected to the computer.
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the camcorder screen automatically.
Touch [ USB CONNECT] on the camcorder screen.
If the [USB SELECT] screen does not (MENU) appear, touch [USB CONNECT] (under [OTHERS] category).
Turn on your camcorder, then connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Importing movies and photos to a computer
(Easy PC Back-up)
Movies and photos recorded on your camcorder that have not yet been saved with Easy PC Back-up can be imported to a computer automatically. Turn on the computer beforehand.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p.14).
Movies and photos are imported to your computer. When the operation is completed, the PMB screen appears.
When the operation is completed, a screen to indicate that movies are being analyzed may appear. It may take a long time to analyze movies. In the meantime, you can operate PMB.
The [USB SELECT] screen appears on the camcorder screen.
Touch [ USB CONNECT] to import images from the internal memory, or [ USB CONNECT] to import images from a Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
You can create either high definition image quality (HD) discs (Blu-ray disc/AVCHD format disc) (p.34) or standard definition image quality (SD) discs (p.36) from imported high definition image quality (HD) movies. See PMB Guide on importing selected movies and photos (p.34). You can export high definition image quality (HD) movies from your computer to your camcorder. On the PMB screen, click [Manipulate] [Export to] [Handycam (Internal Memory)] or [Handycam (Memory Stick)]. See PMB Guide for details (p.34).
Changing the destination drive or folder for movies and photos
On the [Handycam Utility] screen in step 3 above, click [Easy PC Back-up] [Change]. On the screen displayed, you can select the drive or folder where the images are to be saved.
The [Handycam Utility] window appears on the computer screen.
On the computer screen, click [Easy PC Back-up] [Import].
Starting PMB (Picture
Double-click the PMB short-cut icon on the computer screen.
Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc
You can create a high definition image quality (HD) disc by putting together high definition image quality (HD) movies previously imported to your computer (p.33).
If the icon is not displayed on the computer screen, click [Start] [All Programs] [Sony Picture Utility] [PMB] to start PMB.
You can view, edit, or create discs of movies and photos using PMB.
Reading PMB Guide
For details on how to use PMB, read the PMB Guide. Double-click the PMB Guide short-cut icon on the computer screen to open the PMB Guide.
In this section, the procedure for recording a high definition image quality (HD) movie on a DVD disc (p.31) is explained. You can play a high definition image quality (HD) disc on AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player and a PLAYSTATION3. You cannot play the disc on ordinary DVD players (p.30).
If the icon is not displayed on the computer screen, click [Start] [All Programs] [Sony Picture Utility] [Help] [PMB Guide]. You can also open the PMB Guide from [Help] of PMB.
Double-click the PMB short-cut icon on the computer screen to start PMB.
You may start PMB also by clicking [Start] [All Programs] [Sony Picture Utility] [PMB].
Click [Folders] or [Calendar] on the left side in the window, and select the folder or date, then select the high definition image quality (HD) movies.
High definition image quality (HD) movies are marked with. You cannot save photos on a disc. To select plural movies, hold the Ctrl key down and click thumbnails.
At the top of the window, click [Manipulate] [AVCHD (HD) Creation].
Creating a Blu-ray disc
You can create a Blu-ray disc with a high definition image quality (HD) movie previously imported to a computer (p.33). To create a Blu-ray disc, the BD Add-on Software for PMB must be installed. Click [BD Add-on Software] on the installation screen of PMB, and install this plug-in according to the on-screen instructions.
The window used to select movies appears.
Connect your computer to the internet when you install [BD Add-on Software].
To add movies to the previously selected ones, select the movies in the main window and drag and drop onto the window for selecting movies.
Follow the instructions on the screen to create a disc.
It may take a long time to create a disc.
Playing a high definition image quality (HD) disc on a computer
Capturing photos from a movie
You can save a frame of a movie as a photo file. On the movie playback window of to display [Save Frame] PMB, click windows. See PMB Guide on the operation (p.34).
Selecting the method for creating a disc (DVD writer/recorder)
Several methods for creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc or a standard definition image quality (SD) disc from high definition image quality (HD) movies or photos recorded on your camcorder are described here. Select the method that suits your disc player.
Prepare a DVD disc such as a DVD-R, for creating a disc. See page 35 to create a Blu-ray disc.
Creating a high definition (HD) image quality disc with DVD writer, DVDirect Express (p.39) Creating a high definition (HD) image quality disc with a DVD writer, etc., other than DVDirect Express (p.42)
Ordinary DVD playback devices (a DVD player, a computer that can play DVDs, etc.)
Creating a standard definition (SD) image quality disc with DVD writer, DVDirect Express (p.39) Creating a standard definition (SD) image quality disc with a recorder, etc. (p.43)
Creating a disc with the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express
You can perform the following operations by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express (sold separately) : Create a disc of the same image quality as that of the recorded movie. Convert high definition (HD) movies to standard definition (SD) movies, for playback on any DVD player, etc., and create a disc (DISC BURN OPTION). Play back the images on a created disc
Insert an unused disc into the DVD writer, and close the disc tray.
The [DISC BURN] screen appears on the camcorder screen.
Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer. DVDirect Express is referred to as DVD writer in this section. Only unused discs of the following types can be used: 12cm DVD-R 12cm DVD+R The device does not support two-layered discs.
(DISC BURN) on the DVD
Turn on your camcorder, and connect the DVD writer to the (USB) jack of your camcorder with the USB cable of the DVD writer.
urn on your camcorder, and connect the DVD T
many of the same disc. Do not do any of the following when creating a disc. Turn off the camcorder Close the LCD screen of the camcorder Disconnect the USB cable or the AC Adaptor Subject the camcorder to mechanical shock or vibration Eject the Memory Stick PRO Duo media from the camcorder You cannot add movies to a created disc. Play the created disc to make sure dubbing was performed correctly before deleting the movies on your camcorder. If [Failed.] or [DISC BURN failed.] appears on the screen, insert another disc into the DVD writer and perform the DISC BURN operation again. The created high definition (HD) image quality disc can be played back only on AVCHD format compatible devices. You can also play back the disc with a DVD writer connecting with your camcorder. The high definition image quality (HD) disc that you created should not be used in DVD players/recorders. Because DVD players/ recorders are not compatible with the AVCHD format, DVD players/recorders may fail to eject the disc. If the total memory size of movies to be burnt by the DISC BURN operation exceeds that of the disc, disc creation stops when the limit is reached. The last movie on the disc may be cut off. Disc creation time to dub movies to the limit of the disc is about 20 to 60 minutes. It may take more time depending on the recording mode or the number of scenes. Also, if high definition image quality (HD) is converted to standard image quality (SD), image quality conversion takes longer than the actual recording. You can play back created standard definition (SD) image quality discs on a general DVD player. If playback is not possible for any reason, connect the camcorder to the DVD writer, and then play back. The disc mark appears on the camcorder
screen. Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions.
Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVD writer, etc. other than DVDirect Express
Use USB cable to connect your camcorder to a disc creation device, which is compatible with high definition image quality (HD) movies, such as a Sony DVD writer. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.
Record movies on the connected device.
For details, refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor for this operation (p.14).
After the operation is completed, touch [END] [YES] on the camcorder screen. Disconnect the USB cable.
Turn on your camcorder, and connect a DVD writer, etc. to the (USB) jack of your camcorder with the USB cable (supplied).
The high definition image quality (HD) disc that you created should not be used in DVD players/recorders. Because DVD players/recorders are not compatible with the AVCHD format, DVD players/ recorders may fail to eject the disc. Sony DVD writer may not be available in some countries/regions.
Touch [ USB CONNECT] when movies are recorded on the internal memory, or [ USB CONNECT] when movies are recorded on a Memory Stick PRO Duo media on the camcorder screen.
Creating a standard definition image quality (SD) disc with a recorder, etc.
You can dub images played back on your camcorder on a disc or video cassette, by connecting your camcorder to a disc recorder or a Sony DVD writer other than DVDirect Express, etc. with the A/V connecting cable. Connect the device in either way of or. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected. Select the recording media that contains movies you want to dub and the image quality before starting the operation (p.47, 52).
A/V Remote Connector
VIDEO (Yellow) (White) AUDIO (Red)
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor for this operation (p.14). High definition image quality (HD) movies will be dubbed with standard definition image quality (SD).
A/V connecting cable (supplied) Connect the A/V connecting cable to the input jack of another device. A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (sold separately) When connecting to another device via the S VIDEO jack, by using an A/V connecting cable with an S VIDEO cable (sold separately), higher quality images can be produced than with an A/V connecting cable. Connect the white and red plug (left/right audio) and the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) of the A/V connecting cable with an S VIDEO cable. If you connect the S VIDEO plug only, you will hear no sound. The yellow plug (video) connection is not necessary.
Signal flow Saving images with a DVD writer, recorder
Insert the recording media in the recording device.
If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.
Connect your camcorder to the recording device (a disc recorder, etc.) with the A/V connecting cable (supplied) or an A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO (sold separately).
(PHOTO SETTINGS) category
SELF-TIMER.. Sets the self-timer when your camcorder is in photo recording mode. IMAGE SIZE.. Sets the photo size. STEADYSHOT.. Sets the SteadyShot function when recording photos. FLASH MODE.. Sets how the flash is activated. FLASH LEVEL.. Sets the brightness of flash. REDEYE REDUC.. Prevents redeye when shooting with flash. FILE NO.. Sets how to assign the file number.
VISUAL INDEX.. p.22. VIEW IMAGES DATE INDEX.. Enables searching for desired images by date. MAP*.. Displays the Map Index for searching for movies and photos by recording location. FILM ROLL. Displays and plays the scenes by a certain interval. FACE. Displays and plays the face scenes. PLAYLIST.. Displays and plays the playlist of movies. HIGHLIGHT.. Selects a number of short scenes and plays them back together as a digest of your movies with music and visual effects. SCENARIO.. Plays the favorite scenario saved in Highlight Playback. PLAYBACK SET / SET. Sets image quality for recording, playback, or editing movies. DATA CODE.. Displays the detailed recording data during playback.
DELETE DELETE.. p.45 DELETE.. p.45 SCENARIO ERASE ERASE.. Erases scenarios saved in Highlight Playback. ERASE ALL.. Erases all scenarios saved in Highlight Playback. PROTECT PROTECT.. Protects movies to avoid deleting. PROTECT.. Protects photos to avoid deleting. DIVIDE. Divides movies. PHOTO CAPTURE. Captures photos from desired scenes of movies. MOVIE DUB DUB by select. Selects movies and dub. DUB by date. Dubs all movies of a specified date. DUB ALL/ DUB ALL. Dubs all saved movies in a playlist.
PHOTO COPY COPY by select. Selects photos and copy. COPY by date. Copies all photos of a specified date. PLAYLIST EDIT ADD/ ADD. Adds movies in a playlist. ADD by date/ ADD by date. Adds movies recorded on a same day at one time in a playlist. ERASE/ ERASE. Erases movies from a playlist. ERASE ALL/ ERASE ALL.. Erases all movies from a playlist. MOVE/ MOVE.. Changes the order of movies in a playlist.
YOUR LOCATION*. Displays the current location on a map. USB CONNECT USB CONNECT. Connects the internal memory via USB. USB CONNECT. Connects the Memory Stick PRO Duo media via USB. DISC BURN. p.32 TV CONNECT Guide. p.25 MUSIC TOOL EMPTY MUSIC. Deletes music files. DOWNLOAD MUSIC. Download music files that can be played with Highlight Playback. BATTERY INFO.. Displays the battery information.
On use and care
Do not use or store the camcorder and accessories in the following locations: Anywhere extremely hot, cold or humid. Never leave them exposed to temperatures above 60C (140 F), such as under direct sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They may malfunction or become deformed. Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration. The camcorder may malfunction. Near strong radio waves or radiation. The camcorder may not be able to record properly. Near AM receivers and video equipment. Noise may occur. On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or dust gets in your camcorder, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD screen or the lens may be exposed to direct sunlight. This damages the inside of the LCD screen. Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V (battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor). For DC or AC operation, use the accessories recommended in these operating instructions. Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example, from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets wet, it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired. If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens. Keep the camcorder turning off when you are not using your camcorder. Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for example, and operate it. Doing so might cause heat to build up inside. When disconnecting the power cord (mains lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord (lead). Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)
such as by placing anything heavy on it. Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack. Keep metal contacts clean. If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked: Consult your local authorized Sony service facility. Wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin. If any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor.
When not using your camcorder for a long time
To keep your camcorder in optimum state for a long time, turn it on and let it run by recording and playing back images about once a month. Use up the battery pack completely before storing it.
Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage. If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction. While using your camcorder, the back of the LCD screen may heat up.This is not a malfunction.
To change the battery of the Wireless Remote Commander
hile pressing on the tab, inset your fingernail W lace a new battery with the + side facing up. P nsert the battery case back into the Wireless I
into the slit to pull out the battery case.
Remote Commander until it clicks.
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
Note on disposal/transfer of the camcorder
Even if you perform [ DELETE ALL], DELETE ALL], [ DELETE ALL] or [ [MEDIA FORMAT] or formatting the media of the camcorder, you may not delete data from the media completely.
When the lithium battery becomes weak, the operating distance of the Wireless Remote Commander may shorten, or the Wireless Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Signal format: NTSC color, EIA standards HDTV 1080/60i specification Movie recording format: Video: HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible SD: MPEG-2 PS Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch/5.1ch Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Photo file format : DCF Ver.2.0 Compatible : Exif Ver.2.21 Compatible : MPF Baseline Compatible Recording media (Movie/Photo) Internal memory HDR-CX500/CX500V: 32GB HDR-CX520/CX520V: 64GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media When measuring media capacity, 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for system management and/or application files. The capacity that a user can use is below. HDR-CX500: approximately 31.5 GB HDR-CX500V: approximately 30.7 GB HDR-CX520: approximately 63.5 GB HDR-CX520V: approximately 62.7 GB Image device: 6.3 mm (1/2.88 type) CMOS sensor Recording pixels (photo, 4:3): Max. 12.0 mega (4000 3000) pixels* Gross: Approx. 6631000 pixels Effective (movie, 16:9): Approx. 4150000 pixels** Effective (photo, 16:9): Approx. 4500000 pixels Effective (photo, 4:3): Approx. 6000000 pixels Lens: Sony G lens 12 (Optical), 24 , 150 (Digital) Filter diameter: 37 mm (1 1/2 in.) F1.8 ~ 3.4 Focal length: f=5.5 ~ 66.0mm (7/32 ~ 2 5/8 in.) When converted to a 35mm still camera For movies: 43 ~ 516mm (1 3/4 ~ 20 3/8in.)** (16:9) For photos: 38 ~ 456mm (1 1/2 ~ 18 in.) (4:3) Color temperature: [AUTO], [ONE PUSH], [INDOOR] (3200K), [OUTDOOR] (5800K) Minimum illumination 11 lx (lux) (in default setting, shutter speed 1/60 second) 3 lx (lux) (LOW LUX is set to [ON], shutter speed 1/30 second) 0 lx (lux) (NIGHTSHOT is set to on)
* The unique pixel array of Sonys ClearVid
and the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described. **[ STEADYSHOT] is set to [STANDARD] or [OFF].
Power zoom lever (18, 20, 24) PHOTO button (19) MODE button (15)
(Photo) lamps (15)
Battery pack /CHG (flash/charge) lamp (13) A/V Remote Connector (25) START/STOP button (17) Grip belt (17) Hook for a shoulder belt DC IN jack (13) Tripod receptacle (46) BATT (battery) release lever (14)
Image quality..52 Install..28.
Battery..13 Battery of the Wireless Remote Commander..60 Blu-ray disc..35.
Software..28 Specifications.61 Supplied items..7
Tripod..46 Troubleshooting.57. Turning the power on..15 TV..25. TV CONNECT Guide.25
Macintosh..28 Maintenance..59 Memory Stick media.47 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media..47. Memory Stick PRO Duo media..47 Menus..49, 52. Movies..17, 22 MY MENU..49
Capturing photos from a movie..37 Care..59 Charging the battery abroad.14 Charging the battery pack..13 Computer..27 Computer system.27. Copy...48 Copying a disc..36. Creating a disc..30, 38 Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc.34, 42 Creating a standard definition image quality (SD) disc.36, 43
Using a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source..14
VISUAL INDEX.22 Volume..23
One Touch Disc Burn..32 Operation beeps.15 Operation flow..10 OPTION MENU..50
Warning indicators..58 Windows..27
Zoom.. 18, 20, 24
DATE/TIME..15 DELETE..45 Destination drive or folder.33 Disc recorder..43 DST SET..15 Dubbing..48 DVDirect Express.39 DVD writer. 38, 39, 42
Parts and controls.66 Photos..19, 23 Playback..22 Playing a high definition image quality (HD) disc..35 PMB (Picture Motion Browser)..27, 34 PMB Guide..34 Precautions..59
Easy PC Back-up..33 Editing movies..37
Recording..17 Recording and playback time.62 Recording media..47 Repair..57 RESET..66
Screen indicators..64 Self-diagnosis display.58 Setting the date and time.15
You will find the menu lists on pages 52 to 55
Lea este apartado en primer lugar
Antes de utilizar la unidad, lea detenidamente este manual y consrvelo para futuras consultas.
Nombre del producto: Videocmara Digital Modelo: HDR-CX500/CX500V/CX520/CX520V
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Table of Contents
2009 Sony Corporation
Useful Recording Techniques Index
Using the Handycam Handbook
You will find information on using your camcorder to its fullest in this Handycam Handbook. Read the Handycam Handbook in addition to the Operating Guide (a separate volume). Information on using your camcorder connected to a computer will be found in the Operating Guide and the PMB Guide that is the Help of the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software.
Searching for information quickly
Click an item on the right edge of each page, and you will jump to the page for that item.
Useful Recording Techniques
You can search for an item by keyword using Adobe Reader. Refer to the Help of Adobe Reader for tips on how to use Adobe Reader. You can print out the Handycam Handbook.
About this Handycam Handbook
The example images used in this Handycam Handbook for illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and therefore may appear different from images and screen indicators that actually appear on your camcorder. The HDR-CX520V is used for illustrations in this book, unless otherwise mentioned. In this Handycam Handbook, the internal memory of your camcorder and Memory Stick PRO Duo media are called recording media. Memory Stick PRO Duo media and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media are both referred to as Memory Stick PRO Duo media in this manual. Design and specifications of your camcorder and accessories are subject to change without notice.
Table of contents
Using the Handycam Handbook. 2 Searching for information quickly. 2 Useful recording techniques. 6 Parts and controls. 7 Screen indicators. 9 Using menus.. 11 Using MY MENU. 11 To change settings by using MENU. 12 OPTION MENU. 12 Using the Menu lists. 14 Read this before operating your camcorder. 16
Step 1: Charging the battery pack. 19 Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time. 22 Changing the language setting. 23.
Five pieces of advice for successful recording. Recording. Recording movies. Shooting photos. Useful functions for recording movies and photos. Zooming. Prioritizing the subject. Capturing smiles automatically (Smile Shutter). Recording sound with more presence (5.1ch surround recording). Recording high quality photos during movie recording (Dual Rec). Recording in dark places (NightShot). Recording in mirror mode. Recording fast action in slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC). Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial. Acquiring location information (GPS) (HDR-CX500V/CX520V). Playback on the camcorder. Playing movies. Viewing photos. Useful functions for playing movies and photos. Searching for desired images by date (Date Index). 39 39
Searching for a desired scene by recording location (Map Index) (HDR-CX500V/CX520V). Searching for desired scene by pinpoint (Film Roll Index). Searching for desired scene by face (Face Index). Playing back a digest of your movies (Highlight Playback). Using PB zoom with photos. Playing back a series of photos (Slide show). Playing images on a TV. Connecting a TV using [TV CONNECT Guide]. Connecting to a high definition TV. Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV. Using BRAVIA Sync.
Deleting movies and photos. Acquiring the current location information (HDR-CX500V/CX520V). Capturing a photo from a movie. Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal memory to Memory Stick PRO Duo media. Dubbing movies. Copying photos. Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect). Dividing a movie.. Using the Playlist of movies. Creating the Playlist. Playing the Playlist. Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder. Creating a disc with the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express. Creating a high definition image quality (HD) disc with a DVD writer, etc., other than DVDirect Express. Creating a standard definition image quality (SD) disc with a recorder, etc., other than DVDirect Express.
Utilizing recording media
Changing the recording media. Selecting the recording media for movies. Selecting the recording media for photos. Inserting Memory Stick PRO Duo media. Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered.
Customizing your camcorder
MANUAL SETTINGS (Items to adjust for scene condition). 70 SHOOTING SET (Items for customized shooting). 77
PHOTO SETTINGS (Items for recording photos). PLAYBACK (Items for playback). EDIT (Items for editing). OTHERS (Items for other settings). MANAGE MEDIA (Items for recording media). GENERAL SET (Other setup items).
Troubleshooting. 102 Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators. 108
Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos. 111 Expected time of recording and playback with each battery pack. 111 Expected recording time of movies. 111 Expected number of recordable photos. 113 Using your camcorder abroad. 114 File/folder structure on the internal memory and Memory Stick PRO Duo media. 116 Maintenance and precautions. 118 About the AVCHD format. 118 About GPS (HDR-CX500V/CX520V). 118 About the Memory Stick media. 120 About the InfoLITHIUM battery pack. 121 About x.v.Color. 122 About handling of your camcorder. 122 Index. 127
Useful recording techniques
Checking your golf swing
SMTH SLW REC.. 32
Getting a good shot of a ski slope or beach
BEACH... 70 SNOW... 70
Capturing photos during movie recording
Dual Rec... 31
Capturing smiles automatically
Smile Shutter.. 30
The MY MENU screen is displayed.
Touch the item to be changed. the item to be Touch registered. , after MY MENU screen is Touch displayed.
Notes You can register up to 6 menu items in each MY MENU.
To MENU screen
MY MENU items that appear on the screen depend on the status of your camcorder, recording (movie/photo) or playback.
Touch the menu item to be changed.
Tips The default settings for each MY MENU are the following: MY MENU(MOVIE) [SCENE SELECTION], [SPOT MTR/FCS], / [FACE DETECTION], [LOW LUX], [ SET], [ REC MODE] MY MENU(PHOTO) [SCENE SELECTION], [SPOT MTR/FCS], [ SELF-TIMER], [SMILE DETECTION], [FLASH MODE], [ IMAGE SIZE] MY MENU(PLAYBACK) [DELETE], [PHOTO CAPTURE], [ HIGHLIGHT], [ SCENARIO], [TV
CONNECT Guide], [OUTPUT SETTINGS]
To change settings by using MENU
Moves through 4 items at once Moves from category to category and Displays
You may not be able to set some menu items, depending on the recording or playback conditions. Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. You can touch or and drag on the screen to scroll the list of the menu.
After changing the setting, touch .
To return to the previous screen, touch.
The MENU items are displayed.
Tips Depending on the menu items being changed, your camcorder switches between playback mode and recording mode (movie/photo).
To MY MENU screen
The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. The menu items you can change in the context appear.
Touch the desired tab the item to change the setting.
After completing the setting, touch.
Notes Grayed out menu items or settings are not available. When the item you want is not on the screen, touch another tab. (There may be no tab.) The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time.
(MANUAL SETTINGS) category
Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack NP-FH50 NP-FH60 (supplied) NP-FH70 NP-FH100
Charging time 170 390
Times measured with the camcorder at 25 C (77 F). 10 C to 30 C (50 F to 86 F) is recommended.
To remove the battery pack
Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever () and remove the battery pack ().
To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source
Make the same connections as Step 1: Charging the battery pack. Even if the battery pack is attached, the battery pack is not discharged.
Charging the battery pack abroad
You can charge the battery pack in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
Do not use an electronic voltage transformer.
Notes on the battery pack
When you remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC Adaptor, close the LCD screen and make sure (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (p.22), the access lamp (p.19) are turned off. that the The /CHG (flash/charge) lamp flashes during charging under the following conditions: The battery pack is not attached correctly The battery pack is damaged
temperature of the battery pack is low Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a warm place The temperature of the battery pack is high Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a cool place When attaching a video light (sold separately), it is recommended that you use an NP-FH70 or NPFH100 battery pack. We do not recommend using an NP-FH30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with your camcorder. In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any operation for about 5 minutes, to save battery power ([A.SHUT OFF], p.99).
Notes on the AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder. Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.
(OPTION), then select the setting you want to change.
Select the recording start point after START/STOP is pressed. The default setting is [3sec AFTER].
Notes You cannot record sound with [SMTH SLW REC]. Image quality of [SMTH SLW REC] is not as good as that of normal recording.
Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial
You can assign 1 menu item you use often to the MANUAL dial. Since the focus adjustment is assigned to the MANUAL dial in the default settings, the operation below is described as adjusting the focus using the dial.
Press MANUAL to activate the manual adjustment mode.
Pressing MANUAL switches the setting mode between automatic and manual.
Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust the focus.
Items you can assign to the MANUAL dial
[FOCUS] (p.74) [EXPOSURE] (p.74) [AE SHIFT] (p.75) [WB SHIFT] (p.76)
To assign the menu items to the MANUAL dial
Press and hold MANUAL down for a few seconds.
Rotate the MANUAL dial and select the item to be assigned. Press MANUAL.
Notes Manual settings will be retained even if you change the assigned item of the MANUAL dial. However, if you set [EXPOSURE] after setting [AE SHIFT] manually, [EXPOSURE] will override [AE SHIFT]. If you select [RESET] in step , all the items adjusted manually are reset to the default settings.
Tips The functions of the items that can be assigned to the MANUAL dial are the same as those of menu operation. (MENU) You can also assign menu items to the MANUAL dial by touching [SHOOTING SET] category) [DIAL SETTING]. [OTHER REC SET] (under Useful Recording Techniques
Acquiring location information (GPS) (HDR-CX500V/CX520V)
Set the GPS switch to ON ( appears on the LCD screen). Your camcorder starts trying to triangulate. When your camcorder triangulates successfully, it will record the location information at the time movies and photos were recorded.
Playback on the camcorder
In the default setting, movies and photos that are recorded on the internal memory are played (p.67).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears after some seconds.
You can display the VISUAL INDEX screen also by touching screen.
(VIEW IMAGES) on the LCD
) () a desired movie ().
Movies are displayed and sorted by recording date.
Switches operating button display. To MENU screen Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ MAP] (HDRCX500V/CX520V)/[ FILM ROLL]/[ FACE]) (p.39, 40, 41, 42). : Displays high definition image quality (HD) movies*. Displays photos.
/ : Displays movies recorded on the previous/next date.** / : Displays the previous/next movie. Returns to the recording screen.
appears when the standard definition image quality (SD) movie is selected with [ SET] (p.77).
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** is displayed when is touched.
You can scroll the display by touching and dragging or. appears with the movie or photo that was most recently played or recorded. If you touch the movie or photo with , you can continue playback from the previous time. ( appears on the photo recorded on Memory Stick PRO Duo media.)
Your camcorder starts playing the selected movie.
Volume adjustment Previous To stop To fast-reverse Next OPTION To fast-forward To pause/play
Tips When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX screen. / during pause to play back movies slowly. Touch / during playback, movies are played as fast as about 5 times As you repeat touching about 10 times about 30 times about 60 times. (MENU) [VISUAL INDEX] You can display the VISUAL INDEX by touching [PLAYBACK] category). (under The recording date, time, and shooting conditions , and coordinates (HDR-CX500V/CX520V) are recorded automatically during recording. This information is not displayed during recording, but you (MENU) [PLAYBACK SET] (under can display it during playback by touching . [PLAYBACK] category) [DATA CODE] a desired setting
To adjust the sound volume of movies
While playing back movies, touch
You can adjust the sound volume by using
in the OPTION MENU.
Touch the (Photo) () a desired photo () on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
Switches operating button display. To MENU screen Displays the screen to select the index type ([DATE INDEX]/[ MAP] (HDRCX500V/CX520V))*1 (p.39, 40). : Displays high definition image quality (HD) movies.*2 Displays photos. / : Displays photos recorded on the previous/next date.*3 / : Displays the previous/next photo. Returns to the recording screen.
*1The screen to select the index type is not displayed when [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p.67) is set to
[MEMORY STICK]. appears when the standard definition image quality (SD) movie is selected with [ SET] (p.77). *3 is displayed when is touched.
Adjust the capturing point with more precision after you selected the point with.
Notes The image size is fixed depending on the image quality of the movie: 2.1M] with high definition image quality [ (HD) 0.2M] in 16:9 (wide) with standard [ definition image quality (SD) [VGA(0.3M)] in 4:3 with standard definition image quality (SD) The recording medium where you want to save photos should have enough free space. The recording date and time of captured photos is the same as the recording date and time of the movies. If the movie you are capturing from has no data code, the recording date and time of the photo will be the date and time you captured from the movie.
Returns to the beginning of the selected movie
The captured photo is saved on the recording media selected in [PHOTO MEDIA SET] (p.67). When capturing is finished, the screen returns to pause.
Dubbing/copying movies and photos from the internal memory to Memory Stick PRO Duo media
You can dub movies recorded on the internal memory of your camcorder to Memory Stick PRO Duo media. Insert Memory Stick PRO Duo media into your camcorder before the operation.
Notes When you record a movie on the Memory Stick PRO Duo media for the first time, create the image database file by touching [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (MENU) [MANAGE MEDIA] category) (under [MEMORY STICK]. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor to prevent your camcorder from running out of power during dubbing.
Touch the type of dubbing.
[DUB by select]: To select movies and dub [DUB by date]: To dub all movies of a specified date DUB ALL]: To dub the high [ definition image quality (HD) Playlist DUB ALL]: To dub the standard [ definition image quality (SD) Playlist When you select the Playlist as the source of dubbing, follow the on-screen instructions to dub the Playlist.
Select the movie to be dubbed.
[DUB by select]: Touch the movie to be dubbed, and mark it with. You can select multiple movies.
Tips The original movie will not be deleted after dubbing. All included images in a Playlist will be dubbed. The images recorded by this camcorder and stored onto the recording media are called original.
Remaining capacity of the Memory Stick PRO Duo media
(MENU) Touch [MOVIE DUB] (under [EDIT] category).
The [MOVIE DUB] screen appears.
[DUB by date]: Select the recording date of the movie to be dubbed, then. You cannot select multiple touch dates.
Tips To check the dubbed movies after dubbing is finished, select [MEMORY STICK] on [MOVIE MEDIA SET] and play them back (p.67). Table of Contents
Playing the Playlist
[YES] . (MENU) Touch [PLAYLIST] (under
Movies added to the Playlist appear.
[PLAYLIST EDIT] (under [EDIT] category). MOVE]/[ MOVE]. Touch [ Select the movie to be moved.
Touch the movie you want to play back.
The Playlist is played back from the selected movie to the end, then the screen returns to the Playlist screen.
To erase unnecessary movies from the Playlist
Touch (MENU) [EDIT] [PLAYLIST EDIT] (under category). ERASE]/[ ERASE]. Touch [ To erase all the movies from the Playlist, touch [ ERASE ALL]/[ ERASE. ALL] [YES] [YES] Select the movie to be erased from the list.
Touch. Select the destination with
Tips When you select multiple movies, the movies are moved following the order appearing in the Playlist.
Tips Even if you erase a movie from a Playlist, the original movie is not erased.
To change the order within the Playlist
Creating a disc with a DVD writer, recorder
Creating a disc with the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express
You can perform the following operations by using the dedicated DVD writer, DVDirect Express (sold separately):
and standard definition (SD) image quality movies, they will be saved on individual discs according to the image quality.
Insert an unused disc into the DVD writer, and close the disc tray.
The [DISC BURN] screen appears on the camcorder screen.
a disc of the same image quality as that of the recorded movie. Convert high definition image quality (HD) movies to standard definition image quality (SD) movies, for playback on any DVD player, etc., and create a disc (DISC BURN OPTION). Play back the images on a created disc.
Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD writer.
(DISC BURN) on the DVD
DVDirect Express is referred to as DVD writer in this section. Only unused discs of the following types can be used: 12cm DVD-R 12cm DVD+R The device does not support two-layered discs.
Movies recorded on the internal memory that have not been saved on any discs will be recorded onto the disc. After the disc has been created, the disc tray on the DVD writer opens and you can remove the disc.
Turn on your camcorder, and connect the DVD writer to the (USB) jack of your camcorder with the USB cable of the DVD writer.
You can also operate with BURN) on your camcorder.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 when the total memory size of movies to be burnt exceeds that of the disc. After the operation is completed, touch [END] on the camcorder screen.
You cannot use any type of memory card other than those mentioned above. Memory Stick PRO Duo media can be used only with Memory Stick PRO media compatible equipment. Do not attach a label or the like on Memory Stick PRO Duo media or Memory Stick Duo media adaptor. Insert the Memory Stick PRO Duo media into the Memory Stick Duo media adaptor when using Memory Stick PRO Duo media with Memory Stick media compatible equipment.
Confirm the direction of the Memory Stick PRO Duo media. If you forcibly insert the Memory Stick PRO Duo media in the wrong direction, the Memory Stick PRO Duo media, Memory Stick Duo media slot, or image data may be damaged. Useful Recording Techniques
To record only photos on Memory Stick PRO Duo media, touch [NO].
Open the Memory Stick Duo media/jack cover, and insert the Memory Stick PRO Duo media into the Memory Stick Duo media slot until it clicks.
Notes If [Failed to create a new Image Database File. It may be possible that there is not enough free space.] is displayed in step 2, format the Memory Stick PRO Duo media (p.92).
To eject the Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Open the Memory Stick Duo media/jack cover and lightly push the Memory Stick PRO Duo media in once.
Close the Memory Stick Duo media/jack cover after inserting the Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
Do not open the Memory Stick Duo media/ jack cover during recording. When inserting or ejecting the Memory Stick PRO Duo media, be careful so that the Memory Stick PRO Duo media does not pop out and drop.
Preventing data on the internal memory from being recovered
[ EMPTY] allows you to write unintelligible data onto the internal memory of the camcorder. In this way, it may become more difficult to recover any original data. When you dispose of or transfer the camcorder, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY].
Notes If you perform [ EMPTY], all the images are deleted. To avoid the loss of important images, they should be saved (p.62, see Operating Guide too) before performing [ EMPTY]. You cannot perform [ EMPTY] unless you connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket). Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor. Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the operation. EMPTY], do not apply While performing [ any vibrations or shocks to your camcorder.
The [ EMPTY] screen appears.
Touch [YES] [YES]
Assigns file numbers in sequence, following the largest file number existing on the current recording medium. When the Memory Stick PRO Duo media is replaced with another one, the file number is assigned for each Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
PLAYBACK (Items for playback)
See page 36.
See page 39.
MAP (HDR-CX500V/CX520V) FILM ROLL FACE
See page 40. See page 41.
See page 42.
See page 60.
See page 43.
See page 44.
Steps [PLAYBACK SET] (under (MENU) SET] a desired setting [YES]
[PLAYBACK] category) [
Records, plays, or edits high definition image quality (HD) image. Records, plays, or edits standard definition image quality (SD) image.
Tips You can record, play, or edit movies in the selected image quality only. To record, play, or edit movies in another image quality, perform this setting again.
During playback, your camcorder displays the information (Date/time, Camera data, Coordinates) recorded automatically at the time of recording.
Steps [PLAYBACK SET] (under (MENU) CODE] a desired setting
OFF DATE/TIME CAMERA DATA COORDINATES*
[PLAYBACK] category) [DATA
Data code is not displayed. Displays the date and time. Displays camera setting data. Displays coordinates.
SteadyShot off Brightness White balance Gain Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure Flash
Tips The data code is displayed on the TV screen if you connect your camcorder to a TV. The indicator toggles through the following sequences as you press DATA CODE on the Wireless Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] [CAMERA DATA] [COORDINATES] (HDR-CX500V/CX520V) [OFF] (no indication). Depending on the recording media condition, bars [--:--:--] appear.
C:(or E:) : (Self-diagnosis display)
C:04: The battery pack is not an InfoLITHIUM battery pack (H series). Use an InfoLITHIUM battery pack (H series).
Fast flashing There are not enough free spaces for recording images. After storing the images on other media (p.62, see Operating Guide too), delete unnecessary images, or format the Memory
Stick PRO Duo media (p.92). The image data base file may be damaged. Check the data base file by touching (MENU) [REPAIR IMG.DB F.] (under [MANAGE MEDIA] category) the recording medium. The Memory Stick PRO Duo media is damaged.
Wait for a while, then record.
Tips You may hear a melody when some warning indicators appear on the screen.
Description of warning messages
If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions.
(Warning indicators pertaining to Memory Stick PRO Duo media formatting)
The Memory Stick PRO Duo media is damaged. The Memory Stick PRO Duo media is not formatted correctly (p.92).
Internal memory format error.
(Warning indicator pertaining to incompatible Memory Stick Duo media)
Incompatible Memory Stick Duo media are inserted (p.67).
The internal memory of the camcorder is set differently from the default format. Performing [MEDIA FORMAT] (p.92) may enable you to use your camcorder. This will delete all data in the internal memory.
(Warning indicator pertaining to the write-protect of the Memory Stick PRO Duo media)
Access to the Memory Stick PRO Duo media was restricted on another device.
(Warning indicator pertaining to the flash)
Fast flashing There is something wrong with the flash.
An error occurred during reading or writing the internal memory of the camcorder. If the message is preceded by a GPS indicator, there may be some trouble with the GPS receiver. Turn on your camcorder again. (HDR-CX500V/CX520V) Movies recorded on other devices may not be played back.
(Warning indicator pertaining to camera-shake warning)
The Image Database File is damaged. Do you want to create a new file? HD movie management information is damaged. Create new information?
The amount of lights is not sufficient, so camera-shake easily occurs. Use the flash. The camcorder is unsteady, so camera-shake easily occurs. Hold the camcorder steady with both hands and record the image. However, note that the camera-shake warning indicator does not disappear.
(Warning indicator pertaining to photo recording)
The image management file is damaged. When you touch [YES], a new image management file is created. The old recorded images on the media cannot be played back (Image files are not damaged). If you execute [REPAIR IMG. DB F.] after creating new information, playing back the old recorded images may become possible. If it does not work, copy the image using the supplied software.
* You can change the recording sound format with
[AUDIO MODE] (p.81).
Tips You can record movies of a maximum of 3,999 scenes with high definition image quality (HD), and 9,999 scenes with standard definition image quality (SD). The maximum continuous recording time of movies is approximately 13 hours. Your camcorder uses the VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the media. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit rate, and this reduces the overall recording time.
High definition image quality (HD)
(unit: minute) AVC HD 16M (FH) 1GB 6 (6) AVC HD 9M (HQ) 10 (9) AVC HD 7M (SP) 15 (10) AVC HD 5M (LP) 5.1ch* 20 (15) AVC HD 5M (LP) 2ch* 20 (15)
Notes Numbers in the table are based on using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The recordable time may vary depending on the recording and subject conditions, [ REC MODE] (p.77), and the type of Memory Stick media. The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
Expected number of recordable photos
You can record the maximum 9,999 photos.
12.0M 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
The selected image size is effective when the (Photo) lamp is lit. The number of recordable photos shown is for the maximum image size of your camcorder. The actual number of recordable photos is displayed on the LCD screen during recording (p.9).
Notes Numbers in the table are based on using Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The number of recordable photos may vary depending on the recording conditions, and the type of Memory Stick media. The unique pixel array of Sonys ClearVid and the image processing system (BIONZ) allow still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.
Tips You can also use Memory Stick Duo media with a capacity of under 1 GB for recording photos. Index
Using your camcorder abroad
You can use your camcorder in any countries/regions using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
Viewing high definition image quality (HD) movies
In countries/regions where 1080/60i is supported, you can view the movies with the same high definition image quality (HD) as that of the recorded movies. You need an NTSC-system-based and 1080/60i compatible TV (or monitor) with component and AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks. A component A/V cable or an HDMI cable (sold separately) must be connected.
PAL-M PAL-N SECAM
Used in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc. Brazil Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
The maximum memory capacity of Memory Stick PRO Duo media that can be used with your camcorder is 32 GB.
On image data compatibility
Image data files recorded on Memory Stick PRO Duo media by your camcorder conform to the Design rule for Camera File system universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). On your camcorder, you cannot play back photos recorded on other devices (DCRTRV900 or DSC-D700/D770) that do not conform to the universal standard. (These
Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your camcorder. We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10C to 30C (50 F to 86 F) until the /CHG (flash/charge) lamp turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range, you may not be able to charge it efficiently.
To use the battery pack effectively
Battery pack performance decreases when the ambient temperature is 10C (50 F) or below, and the length of time you can use the battery pack becomes shorter. In that case, do one of the following to use the battery pack for a longer time. Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it
up, and install it on your camcorder right before you start taking shots. Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/ FH100 (sold separately). Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent playback, fast forward or reverse operation wears out the battery pack faster. We recommend using a large capacity battery pack: NP-FH70/FH100 (sold separately). Be sure to close the LCD screen when not recording or playing back on your camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed when your camcorder is in recording standby or playback pause. Have spare battery packs ready for 2 or 3 times the expected recording time, and make trial recordings before making the actual recording. Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.
About battery life
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one. Each batterys life is governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
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