Sharp DSR-PD150P manual

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    3-060-817- 34 (1) Digital Camcor der Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read t[...]

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    2 Welcome! Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Digital camcorder. With your Digital camcor[...]

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    3 T able of contents Quick Start Guide ............................................... 4 Getting sta[...]

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    4 Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide This guide introduces you to the basic way of recording/playba[...]

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    5 Quick Start Guide Recording a picture (p. 16) Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, use the vi[...]

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    6 — Getting started — Using this manual As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on[...]

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    7 Getting started Using this manual Note on TV colour systems TV colour systems differ from country [...]

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    8 Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camc[...]

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    9 Getting started Step 1 Installing the micr ophone Install the supplied microphone. Be sure to conn[...]

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    10 Step 2 Pr eparing the power supply Installing the battery pack Install the battery pack to use yo[...]

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    11 Getting started Step 2 Preparing the power supply Charging the battery pack Use the battery pack [...]

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    12 Step 2 Preparing the power supply Notes • Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact wit[...]

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    13 Getting started Numbers in parentheses “ ( ) ” indicate the time using a normally charged bat[...]

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    14 Step 2 Preparing the power supply Connecting to mains When you use your camcorder for a long time[...]

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    15 Getting started Step 3 Inserting a cassette ( 1 ) Install the power source (p. 10). ( 2 ) While [...]

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    16 MEMORY CAMERA VCR OFF (CHG) POWER 5 2 40min REC 00:00:00:01 DVCAM 32K POWER OFF (CHG) CAMERA ME[...]

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    Recording – Basics 17 Recording a picture Note on the recording format Your camcorder records and[...]

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    18 180 ° 90 ° 180 ° OPEN Adjusting the LCD screen The LCD panel is opened up to 90 degrees and[...]

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    Recording – Basics 19 Recording a picture Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen To adjust th[...]

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    20 1 4 2 3 After recording ( 1 ) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). ( 2 ) Close the LCD panel. ( 3[...]

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    Recording – Basics 21 W T T W T W Recording a picture Using the zoom feature To zoom with the zoo[...]

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    22 Recording a picture Using the digital zoom – Zoom greater than 12 × Zoom greater than 12× i[...]

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    Recording – Basics 23 Recording a picture Time code The time code indicates the recording or play[...]

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    24 Recording a picture Spot light This function prevents people ’ s faces, for example, from appea[...]

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    Recording – Basics 25 END SEARCH EDITSEARCH Checking the r ecor ding – END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH [...]

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    26 — Playback – Basics — Playing back a tape You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD s[...]

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    27 Playback – Basics Playing back a tape When monitoring on the LCD screen You can turn the LCD p[...]

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    28 Playing back a tape Using the data code function Your camcorder automatically records not only im[...]

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    29 Playback – Basics Playing back a tape Various playback modes To operate video control buttons,[...]

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    30 Note on DV-formatted tapes You can play back DV-formatted tapes on this camcorder if the tape is [...]

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    31 Playback – Basics S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO IN AUDIO CH1/CH2 S VIDEO VIDEO DV IN/OUT AUDIO CH1/CH2 V[...]

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    32 — Advanced Recording Operations — Recor ding a still image on a tape – T ape Photo r ecor [...]

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    33 Advanced Recording Operations Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording Printing[...]

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    34 Shooting with all the pixels – PROG. SCAN To import moving images to your PC to view still imag[...]

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    35 Advanced Recording Operations Using the guide frame You can easily make the picture be on a horiz[...]

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    36 Using the wide mode You can record a 16:9 wide picture to watch on a 16:9 wide-screen TV (16:9WID[...]

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    37 Advanced Recording Operations Using the fader function You can fade the picture in or out to give[...]

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    38 Using the fader function ( 1 ) When fading in [ a ] In standby mode, press FADER until the desi[...]

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    39 Advanced Recording Operations Using special effects – Digital ef fect You can add special effe[...]

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    40 Using special effects – Digital effect ( 1 ) In standby or recording mode, press DIGITAL EFFECT[...]

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    41 Advanced Recording Operations Using special effects – Digital effect Notes • The following fu[...]

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    42 Shooting with manual adjustment Under normal conditions, this unit automatically makes various ad[...]

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    43 Advanced Recording Operations Shooting with manual adjustment Adjusting the iris Adjust the iris [...]

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    44 Adjusting the gain ( 1 ) Set the AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock release) position wh[...]

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    45 Advanced Recording Operations Adjusting the shutter speed ( 1 ) Set the AUTO LOCK selector to the[...]

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    46 Using the ND filter Using the ND filter (the ND filter 1 setting corresponds to 1/4 of the quanti[...]

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    47 Advanced Recording Operations Shooting with the zebra pattern You can set the camcorder to displa[...]

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    48 Releasing the SteadyShot function When the SteadyShot function is working, the camcorder compensa[...]

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    49 Advanced Recording Operations Adjusting the AE shift You can adjust the AE shift in accordance wi[...]

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    50 Adjusting the white balance White balance adjustment makes white subjects look white and allows m[...]

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    51 Advanced Recording Operations If you have selected in step 3 When you set the white balance to [...]

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    52 Adjusting the r ecor ding level manually – Sound r ecor ding level You can adjust the recording[...]

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    53 Advanced Recording Operations Adjusting the recording level manually – Sound recording level To[...]

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    54 Connecting an optional external micr ophone You can get your desired audio quality, connecting mu[...]

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    55 Advanced Recording Operations When the wind is blowing hard Set CH1 or CH2 of WIND to ON in the m[...]

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    56 Pr esetting the adjustment for pictur e quality – Custom pr eset You can preset the camcorder t[...]

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    57 Advanced Recording Operations Presetting the adjustment for picture quality Items to be adjusted [...]

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    58 Focusing manually You can gain better results by manually adjusting the focus in the following ca[...]

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    59 Advanced Recording Operations Interval r ecor ding You can make a time-lapse recording by setting[...]

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    60 Interval recording ( 6 ) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select ON, then press the dial. ( 7 ) Pr[...]

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    61 Advanced Recording Operations Frame by frame r ecor ding – Cut r ecor ding You can make a recor[...]

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    62 Superimposing the date and time on a pictur e You can superimpose the date/time indication direct[...]

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    63 Advanced Recording Operations Marking an Index If you mark an index at the scene you want to sear[...]

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    64 — Advanced Playback Operations — Sear ching for a r ecor ding by index – Index sear ch You [...]

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    65 Advanced Playback Operations Searching for a recording by index – Index search In the mark ?[...]

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    66 Sear ching the boundaries of r ecor ded tape by title – Title sear ch If you use a tape with c[...]

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    67 Advanced Playback Operations Sear ching a r ecor ding by date – Date search You can automatica[...]

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    68 Searching a recording by date – Date search Note If one day ’ s recording is less than two mi[...]

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    69 Advanced Playback Operations Sear ching for a photo – Photo sear ch/ Photo scan You can search [...]

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    70 Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan Searching for a photo without using cassette me[...]

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    71 Advanced Playback Operations Playing back a tape with digital ef fects During playback, you can p[...]

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    72 — Editing — Dubbing a tape Using the A/V connecting cable Connect your camcorder to the VCR u[...]

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    Editing 73 Dubbing a tape Connect using an S video cable (not supplied) to obtain high-quality pictu[...]

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    74 Dubbing only desir ed scenes – Digital pr ogram editing You can duplicate selected scenes (prog[...]

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    Editing 75 Dubbing only desired scenes- Digital program editing Preparation 2: Adjusting the synchro[...]

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    76 Dubbing only desired scenes- Digital program editing ( 10 ) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select[...]

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    Editing 77 Dubbing only desired scenes- Digital program editing Operation 1: Making Programs ( 1 ) I[...]

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    78 Dubbing only desired scenes- Digital program editing ( 6 ) Press the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial, or MARK [...]

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    Editing 79 Dubbing only desired scenes- Digital program editing Erasing all programs ( 1 ) Select VI[...]

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    80 Using with an analog video unit and a PC – Signal convert function You can convert the analog [...]

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    Editing 81 Recor ding video or TV pr ograms Using the A/V connecting cable You can record a tape fro[...]

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    82 Recording video or TV programs If your VCR is a monaural type Connect with a VCR using the audio [...]

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    Editing 83 Recording video or TV programs Using an i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) Simply connect[...]

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    84 Recording video or TV programs You can connect only one VCR using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting[...]

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    Editing 85 Audio dubbing You can record an audio sound to add to the original sound on a tape by con[...]

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    86 Dubbing with the AUDIO CH1/CH2 jacks Notes • You can dub a sound only on a tape recorded in Fs3[...]

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    Editing 87 Audio dubbing Adding an audio sound on a recorded tape ( 1 ) Insert the recorded tape int[...]

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    88 Notes • New sound cannot be recorded on a tape already recorded in Fs48K mode (p. 109). • Ne[...]

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    Editing 89 Setting time values The camcorder uses two types of time values: time code values and use[...]

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    90 ( 10 ) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select SET, then press the dial. ( 11 ) Turn the SEL/PUSH [...]

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    Editing 91 Making the time code continuous at back space editing Set TC MAKE to REGEN in the menu se[...]

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    92 Setting the user bits value You can set the user bits as eight-digit hexadecimal values (base 16)[...]

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    Editing 93 Switching the time value Press TC/U-BIT. Each time you press TC/U-BIT, the time value cha[...]

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    94 Superimposing a title If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can superimpose the title while[...]

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    Editing 95 Superimposing a title If you set the write-protect tab to lock You cannot superimpose or [...]

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    96 Superimposing a title Title setting • The title colour changes as follows: WHITE y YELLOW y V[...]

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    Editing 97 Superimposing a title Erasing a title ( 1 ) Set the POWER switch to VCR or CAMERA. ( 2 )[...]

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    98 Making your own titles You can make up to two titles and store them in cassette memory. Each titl[...]

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    Editing 99 Making your own titles To change a title you have stored In step 3, select CUSTOM1 SET or[...]

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    100 Labeling a cassette If you use a tape with cassette memory, you can label a cassette. The label [...]

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    Editing 101 Labeling a cassette To change the label you have made Insert the cassette to change the [...]

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    102 Erasing the cassette memory data You can erase data stored in cassette memory, each item ’ s d[...]

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    Editing 103 Erasing the cassette memory data Erasing all the data in cassette memory ( 1 ) Set the P[...]

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    104 — Customizing Your Camcorder — Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the[...]

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    105 Customizing Your Camcorder Changing the menu settings To make the menu display disappear Press M[...]

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    106 Icon/item AUTO SHTR PROG. SCAN D ZOOM 16:9WIDE STEADYSHOT FRAME REC INT. REC WIND Mode z ON OF[...]

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    107 Customizing Your Camcorder Changing the menu settings Icon/item CH SELECT AUDIO MIX A/V t DV OUT[...]

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    108 Changing the menu settings Icon/item CONTINUOUS QUALITY PRINT MARK PROTECT SLIDE SHOW DELETE ALL[...]

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    109 Customizing Your Camcorder Changing the menu settings Icon/item CM SEARCH TAPE TITLE TITLE DSPL [...]

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    110 Changing the menu settings Icon/item q REMAIN DATA CODE MIC NR AUDIO SET CLOCK SET LTR SIZE LOG[...]

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    111 Customizing Your Camcorder Changing the menu settings Icon/item BEEP COMMANDER DISPLAY DATE REC [...]

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    112 Resetting the date and time The date and time are set at the factory. Set the time according to [...]

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    113 “ Memory Stick ” Operations — “ Memory Stick ” Operations — Using a “ Memory Sti[...]

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    114 Using a “ Memory Stick ” – introduction Notes on image data compatibility • Image data [...]

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    115 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Using a “ Memory Stick ” – introduction Inserting a “ [...]

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    116 Using a “ Memory Stick ” – introduction Selecting the image quality mode You can select t[...]

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    117 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Using a “ Memory Stick ” – introduction Differences in i[...]

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    118 Recor ding still images on a “ Memory Stick ” – Memory Photo recor ding You can recor[...]

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    119 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Recording still images on a “ Memory Stick ” – Memory Ph[...]

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    120 Recording still images on a “ Memory Stick ” – Memory Photo recording ( 1 ) Set the POWER[...]

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    121 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Superimposing a still image in a “ Memory Stick ” on a mov[...]

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    122 Before operation Insert a recorded “ Memory Stick ” and a tape to be recorded into your camc[...]

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    123 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Superimposing a still image in a “ Memory Stick ” on a movi[...]

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    124 Recor ding an image fr om a tape as a still image Your camcorder can read moving picture data re[...]

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    125 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Recording an image from a tape as a still image Titles that are[...]

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    126 S VIDEO LANC DV Recording an image from a tape as a still image When recording the image throug[...]

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    127 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Copying still images fr om a tape – Photo save Using the se[...]

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    128 Copying still images from a tape – Photo save To cancel copying Press MENU. When the memory of[...]

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    129 “ Memory Stick ” Operations V iewing a still pictur e – Memory Photo playback You can pl[...]

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    130 Viewing a still picture – Memory Photo playback Screen indicators during still image playback [...]

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    131 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Viewing a still picture – Memory Photo playback A red B mark [...]

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    132 Copying an image r ecorded on a “ Memory Stick ” to tapes You can copy still images or titl[...]

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    133 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Copying an image recorded on a “ Memory Stick ” to tapes No[...]

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    134 Playing back images continuously – SLIDE SHOW You can automatically play back images in seque[...]

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    135 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Preventing accidental erasur e – Image pr otection To preven[...]

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    136 Deleting images You can delete images stored in a “ Memory Stick. ” Deleting selected image[...]

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    137 “ Memory Stick ” Operations Deleting images Deleting all the images You can delete all the [...]

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    138 Deleting images To cancel deleting all the images in the “ Memory Stick ” Select RETURN in [...]

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    139 “ Memory Stick ” Operations W riting a print mark – Print mark You can specify the record[...]

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    140 — Additional Information — Compatibility of DVCAM and DV formats DVCAM format is developed a[...]

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    Additional Information 141 Compatibility of DVCAM and DV formats Compatibility on editing using DV c[...]

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    142 Usable cassettes Selecting cassette types You can use the mini DVCAM cassette* and mini DV c[...]

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    Additional Information 143 Usable cassettes Audio mode Fs32K (12-bit) mode: The original sound can b[...]

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    144 About i.LINK Your camcorder is equipped with the DV input/output connector based on i.LINK (IEEE[...]

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    Additional Information 145 T r oubleshooting If you run into any problem using your camcorder, use t[...]

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    146 Troubleshooting Symptom Some tiny white spots appear on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. The[...]

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    Additional Information 147 Troubleshooting Symptom Displaying the recorded date, date search functio[...]

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    148 Troubleshooting Symptom The cassette cannot be removed from the holder. The % and Z indicators[...]

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    Additional Information 149 Troubleshooting Symptom The photo save function does not work. Others Sym[...]

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    150 Troubleshooting Symptom The Remote Commander supplied with your camcorder does not work. The inp[...]

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    Additional Information 151 C:21:00 Self-diagnosis display Your camcorder has a self-diagnosis displa[...]

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    152 W ar ning indicators and messages If indicators and messages appear on the LCD screen or in the [...]

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    Additional Information 153 Warning indicators and messages 100-0001 “ (Warning indicators) Memory [...]

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    154 Using your camcor der abr oad Using your camcorder abroad You can use your camcorder in any coun[...]

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    Additional Information 155 Maintenance information and pr ecautions Moisture condensation If your ca[...]

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    156 Maintenance information and precautions Removing Dust from Inside the Viewfinder Before cleaning[...]

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    Additional Information 157 Maintenance information and precautions Charging the vanadium-lithium bat[...]

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    158 Maintenance information and precautions • Do not let sand get into your camcorder. When you us[...]

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    Additional Information 159 If batteries are leaking • Wipe off the liquid in the battery compartme[...]

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    160 Specifications Supplied accessories See page 8. AC power adaptor Power requir ements 100 - 240 V[...]

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    161 Quick Reference — Quick Reference — Identifying the parts and contr ols 1 INDEX MARK button [...]

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    162 Identifying the parts and controls qh Speaker qj LCD screen (p. 18) qk LCD BRIGHT buttons (p. [...]

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    163 Quick Reference REC STOP PLAY REW FF PAUSE SLOW AUDIO DUB eh eg ej ek el r; ra eg Video contro[...]

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    164 CH1 • CH2 REC CH SELECT INPUT LEVEL +48V INPUT LEVEL +48V CH1 LINE MIC ON OFF LINE MIC ATT [...]

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    165 Quick Reference Identifying the parts and controls rl t; ta ts td tk tl y; ya ys yd yf yg yh yj [...]

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    166 Identifying the parts and controls yl Carrying handle u; Remote sensor ua Camera recor ding la[...]

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    167 Quick Reference Identifying the parts and controls Remote Commander The buttons that have the sa[...]

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    168 Identifying the parts and controls To prepare the Remote Commander Insert two R6 (size AA) batte[...]

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    169 Quick Reference Identifying the parts and controls Operation indicators 1 Cassette memory indica[...]

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    170 Quick Function Guide Functions to adjust exposure (in the recording mode) • Shooting backlit s[...]

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    171 Quick Reference Index A, B A/V connecting cable .................................. 31, 72, 81 A[...]

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    Sony Corporation Printed in Japan http://www .sony .net/ Printed on recycled paper[...]